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You are Beautiful

Your Are Beautiful

Once upon a time, there was a girl. A girl with the clothes, the shoes, the hair, the body, the makeup, and the boyfriend. She lived in a beautiful home with a perfect family and perfect life in general. She walks into school with a big smile and her beautiful hair flows as the wind picks it up. Her hips sway from side to side as all the boys stare- *cough cough* Haha no…

That never happened nor will it. Listen here girls, that story should have started with ‘Once Upon a Never Time’ because it’s not real. It’s a fairytale. It’s merely a dream that society made up just to make you buy the makeup, the clothes, and the shoes. These people made it so that when you pick out an outfit or makeup they get to judge you or they think they automatically know who you are. I want to get to the point and get to it quickly…

You are you. Not her. Not the girl next door. No! You are you. Not that made up fantasy. Your face is gorgeous and when people say otherwise, smile and thank them for their opinion (even though you couldn’t find on a map where you asked for it.) Sure, you may not have the Gigi Hadid high-end fashion or Kylie Jenner makeup but you know what? Who cares! My mother used to tell me that I should be grateful for what I have (not saying you aren’t) and to love everything I have, and if I don’t then I’m looking at it all wrong. I need to change my perspective.

I’m sixteen and for about a year I wore makeup from the minute I woke up, to when I was about to go to bed. I didn’t like my face without it. I thought I was ugly. I thought everyone would run and hide when they saw me without it. Then this year I went with my church to summer camp, I spent so much time packing and picking the makeup I was going to wear. When I put everything into the back of the car, it must have fallen out. I grabbed the bags and threw them on the bus not paying any mind to the makeup that fell out. When I arrived at the camp and looked through my bag, I freaked out, almost crying.

I had to spend a whole week without makeup… and no one stopped talking to me. No one ran and hid. No one gave me the side-eye. I know what you’re thinking “But you haven’t seen me yet” but guess what, I don’t have to. I know for a fact that whatever you look like, you’re beautiful in every aspect.
Here’s a challenge for all of you, I want you to wash that makeup off and look in the mirror and say aloud ‘I am beautiful’ and ‘I like me for me’ every day until you start to believe it because, to me, you are.


Kristen is a contributor for GirlSpring. Her posts focus on GirlSpring updates and current events.

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