|This is a good look. She's got a nice hair color and some good eye makeup going on. And then you take a look at her neck. Or, ya know, the lack thereof.|
|Fun little dress and shoe combo. Too bad she only has one foot to wear it.|
|Legs feeling a little stretched there? Maybe a little too frail to be supportive?|
So you get where I'm going with this, right? As I have blogged about this in the past I won't go into as much detail or thought this time around. I'll just say that the media definitely throws the "perfect person" in your face, and you have to become aware of how false it is. Not only is the physical aspect of beauty being played with, but the true meaning of beauty all together. Does being a size two make me beautiful? Does having the perfect makeup? I sure hope not. I think true beauty comes from the inside.
“I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived.”
― Marjorie Pay Hinckley
Don't be fooled by the inaccurate perception of beauty put out there by the industry. Remember that what truly matters is being a good person and loving yourself.
All images from Photoshop Disasters.