I post a lot of no makeup, no filter selfies because I think it’s important to show the world real faces of women in this day and age of Photoshop and makeup obsession!!! I love taking pics and sharing my uniqueness. I never found myself beautiful in the conventional sense, which sucked when I was younger, but now I love my wide-set eyes, my upturned nose, my freckles and my cheekbones!!!
“You’d think that people would have had enough of silly love songs. But I look around me and I see it isn’t so.” –Paul McCartney
[Photos via My Summer Twist]
With Valentine’s Day just three days away, panic mode may be starting to set in. On the hunt for the perfect present? Well, consider this gift guide your one-stop shop for everyone on your love list, from your significant other to your mom to your best friend to that overly friendly co-worker. First up: This friendly bag for said friendly co-worker, $19.95.
A gold, heart-shaped locket to keep special memories close to your heart, $22.50.
A funny card because nothing — not even chocolate — makes Valentine’s Day better than a little laughter, $5.
This beautiful initial ring, which is the 21st Century equivalent of carving your initials on a tree, $40.
“You complete me” heart puzzle with secret message, $17.
Penguin love journal for the writer in your life, $24.
These fun kiss Valentine tattoos for your favorite niece or nephew.
A special delivery of flowers in pretty Valentine’s hues to brighten up a dreary winter day, $49.95.
Homemade cupcakes, made lovingly with extra frosting, of course! Real Simple has some awesome recipes here.
Editor’s Note: A couple weeks ago, I asked you to send me an Honest Selfie — a single snapshot, unfiltered, that shows off your sheer awesomeness! I was inspired by Dove’s Selfie documentary, and judging by the submissions I received, you were too! I’ll be sharing a new selfie story every day for the rest of the week, starting with…
Here is a selfie that I took a few months ago to prove to a friend that I was indeed at the airport like I said I was! He refused to believe me until I sent him a photo. I love this photo because it was my first time wearing that lipstick – it was like a stoplight, every time I saw myself in a mirror I was like, “WHOA, WOMAN, WHO ARE YOU?!” But by the end of the trip, I loved it! Also, my friends could tell you this is a very characteristic expression for me, all smushy and doubtful. This photo is a great representation of who I am. I don’t think about looking pretty in a selfie; I think about looking the most like myself. 🙂
Who rules the world? Blaire and Brooke, I hope! Their boyfriend must-haves are spot on, aren’t they? Six-year-old Blaire loves Justin Bieber, but Brooke, the wiser nine-year-old, has some solid advice for her young friend, which inspired this list.
A future boyfriend “should be someone who is better than Bieber and not always getting in trouble.”
My thoughts exactly, ladies! xoxo
[Via Huffington Post]