Beauty Comes From Within | Guest Post by Alexis Meads


Talking about beauty products is always fun and exciting, but more often than not I wonder whether this whole beauty spiel makes us miss the forest for the trees.
And even though this very blog is named "All the Vanity", it is my core belief that the lookout for new beauty releases and techniques should not be an end in itself, rather a tool, used to express our personality and unveil our best possible versions.

With that in mind, I'm very happy to be lending my blog today to Alexis Meads, one of the most inspiring people I know, whose views on the subject are completely in line with my own! Do pay attention to what she has to say:


Beauty Comes from Within, but it Doesn’t Have to Stay There

We’ve all heard this statement before. That beauty comes from within.

Audrey Hepburn said, “I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls.”

I truly believe this. Beauty that is skin deep isn’t true beauty at all. When we decide to work on ourselves, to smile more often, to embrace self-love and to treat our bodies with respect we begin to glow.

Eat whole, natural foods. Get a good sweat in often. Laugh just because. Be silly. Make a list of the things you love about yourself. Do something because it makes you feel good. Tell someone “I love you.” And don’t be shy to reach out for help. We can’t always change on our own.

These are the things that make a woman truly beautiful. But, beauty doesn’t have to stay there.

I am the first person to tell you this. While one of my main priorities is self-growth and self-love, I’m as girly as they come.

I love playing with makeup, curling my hair and picking out a beautiful new outfit with the perfect pair of shoes to go with it.

I don’t call this vain, I call this an act of love.

Think of how you feel when you spend the day lounging around after throwing on an old pair of sweats, slopping your greasy hair into a bun and not bothering with any makeup. Maybe your more likely to reach for that junk food as well.

Now, think of how you feel when you start the day with a hot shower. You massage yourself with your favorite scented lotion. You spend time blowing out your hair and putting on makeup to highlight your best features. Then you go into your closet and pick an outfit that makes you feel fabulous.

Chances are, it’s going to be a great day.

See, beauty comes from within, but it doesn’t have to stay there. As women, our body is a temple and femininity is an asset. We show appreciation by treating them that way. When we don’t take care of ourselves or take the time to feel beautiful we dampen our inner glow.

So I urge to you to donate or give away any clothes that you don’t make you feel great. Even if you want to lose weight, it’s important that you have outfits now that make you feel good.

When you treat your body with respect and show her that she’s worth spending time on, you’ll naturally care more about feeding yourself nourishing foods, feeling confident and having fun.

xox,
Alexis

Alexis Meads received her M.A. at Harvard University. She is a Certified Wellness Coach and Self-Love Expert. She helps women to fall madly in love, feel sexy and confident every day and create a life full of adventure. For more articles, visit www.AlexisMeads.com and download her Self Love Manifesto. 

Thank you so much Alexis for this inspiring article! I could not have said it better myself!

And to all of you that could use a dose of positivity in your everyday lives (I think, we could all benefit from that), I strongly suggest you check Alexis's blog and facebook page! You're welcome!

Comments are open as always! :)

 

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2 comments:

  1. Definitely. Eating right is the way to get the beauty you've always wanted. I learned this just last year. I am now on a vegan diet and my skin has not looked so radiant before.

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  2. Hi Lynda,

    That's great! So happy to hear you've changed your diet and that your skin is glowing and radiant :) I just launched a free webinar on eating according to our natural body + character type. You can check it out here if you're interested http://crazywildlove.com/

    Best,
    Alexis

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