10 days until my trip... got all the essentials packed. Chose to take mostly ELF products as those are less expensive and easier to replace if my bags get lost/stolen or anything breaks. I'm taking my @elfcosmetics rose gold eyeshadow pallet, bb cream with SPF in it, matte powder, bronzer/blush duo and eyebrow pencil, a rose gold highlighter and Better than Sex Mascara from @toofaced , a gold highlighter from @colourpopcosmetics, and my @katvondbeauty eyeliner. I think i've got everything covered to look like a rose gold goddess during this trip 🌹
Our #WomanCrushWednesday this week is Instagrammer @Sassy_Latte! Seeing how confident she looks in her skin here, you would never believe what she endured in her earlier years of life to get to where she is today!
Ready to get blown away by this strong and empowering woman's story? Keep reading! ⬇️
"Who taught you not to love yourself? Do you remember? None of us was born speaking unkindnesses over ourselves or our bodies. Who told you how to talk about yourself, how to feel about yourself?
For me, it was and is my parents. My stepmom was always fat and always hated being so. Everything was binge eating and diets. Diet pills, gastric bypass, starving herself, excessive exercise. She always said she knew she was beautiful, but that being fat made her ugly. That being smart, resourceful, loving, and hardworking didn't count towards her beauty. My dad was no better, always attacking the appearance of my stepmom's body when they'd fight. He always reminded me not to let myself go, not to get fat and ugly. He'd make fun of fat bodies all throughout the day, whenever he was around. That's how I learned to think about my fat body... I learned I'm pretty, but being curvy makes me ugly.
I'm fighting to cancel out those lies. I'm putting those memories in the recycle bin, soon to be permanently deleted. I will not subscribe to the thought that no matter what Wonderful things I've got going for me, the size of my body can undo all of those amazing attributes. If all I've got that passes on to my daughters is a confidence that permeates their existence and transcends their physical form to have a positive impact on those around them, then it's been a good day. My girls speak kindness over their bodies. And I'll do anything to keep that behavior going." #loveyourbody#effyourbeautystandards#beautiful#confident#confidence#honourmycurves#curvy#strongwomen#inspirational
Hello everyone~ so, today has been relatively hard (odd that this account turns in to a journal for me more often than not 🙄). My body image lately has been anything but lovely, and I'll admit, I've been struggling. I'm in bed all bundled up, trying to push through, like I always do. BUT I'd like to do a soft little rant tonight about pages that claim to be body positive. Being a "self lover" is a challenge, and there are lots of bad days. Odds are, when you run a body positive account, or any awareness account, people who are following you are going through rough times and are trying to learn and pick up on these good habits. What's not cool is claiming to be a body positive account, only to post triggering content with no warning whatsoever, to say that you're own body is fat and disgusting, etc. I understand that everyone has "off" days, but posting it and keeping it up is often setting a bad example, and can really be triggering to those who follow your account. I'm not calling anyone out by any means, it's just something I see every once in awhile in my feed, and it does affect me, personally. I just thought this would be a little reminder to stay positive and warm your viewers of triggering content. Sorry for going off on a tangent, I hope everyone is well 💖 my apologies if I totally sounded ridiculous 🙄