Be YOU tiful.

April 30, 2014

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Today is all about Raw Beauty Talks.

As a fashion and lifestyle blogger, it can be easy to forget about the value of natural beauty of a women. I think most girls can agree that when a photo is taken of us, we feel the pressure of having our face and body look a certain way.  I take part in a lot of photo shoots, interviews and features and I’ll tell you this- I get anxiety with each and every one. Are the photos going to look good?… am I going to look good? Seems like normal thoughts, but they are so silly!  I’m extremely picky of which photos make it online and my “better side” is typically the photos that get in.

Raw beauty talks lets us take a moment to image the world where women are valued for their brains, hearts and talents more than their appearance. We imagine redefining the word beautiful so that it can no longer be defined by things like weight, height, or skin colour. We imagine a generation that doesn’t resort to plastic surgery. So we can wake up and feel perfect just the way we are. We imagine a world filled with a lot more self-love and subsequently a lot more love for one another. Because that, is truly beautiful.

So, that being said. I grabbed my little Liam, set up the camera and tripod, and took a handful of raw images right in my guest room. A white wall and natural lighting is all you need! 🙂
Here are my favourites! Try it out, I dare you! – More information to join the movement below. 
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Post a photo of yourself RAW on IG, Facebook, twitter within 7 days of this Raw Beauty Challenge. Use hashtag #rawbeautychallenge #rawbeautytalks and why you’re participating. Follow @RAWBeautyTalks & @dermalogicaCDN on FB, Twitter & IG to be entered into a prize draw where you could win a $400 Dermalogica prize pack. Winners will be drawn & announced on May 4th.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.  Psalm 139:14

BE YOU TIFUL tee– at SHOPbymonika.com