I haven’t really worn makeup since...Januaryyyy (except for special occasions) my skin was breaking out really bad and my acne was the worst it’s ever been. It seemed like every time I wore makeup it got worst so I just stopped wearing it. I wasn’t allowed to wear makeup until I turned 16 so I never developed a relationship with makeup where I felt like I have to wear it to cover up my blemishes. And I’m so afraid it will make my skin breakout even more. I’ve finally started to get a handle on my skin care regime and switching out different products. I felt so insecure when my face was broken out, I didn’t want to leave the office, it physically hurt (cystic acne) and I just didn’t feel confident. What you see on social media is filters and flawless skin. I guess just know if you suffer from acne or whatever you’re not alone. Some days my skin looks real good, other days I want to wear a hat lol 🤷🏽♀️and once I leave this ridiculous southern humidity I think I’ll be able to get back to some full face makeup looks
#face #skin #skincare #acne #adultacne #insecurities #confidence #myownskin #mybeautiful #makeup
FELIZ EN MI PROPIA PIEL
Creo que esa es una de las claves para ser feliz!
Algo que siempre noto en las personas es que están buscándose lo que no tienen porque parece ser que esa angustia del vivir en un permanente estado de escasez es el “motor” que hace que se hagan las cosas, que se logre obtener lo que se desea.
Algo que aprendí de mis maestros de la vida es que si nos enfocamos en lo que no tenemos o lo que no somos con angustia, acabaremos por tener más justamente de eso que no somos o no tenemos.
Solo enfocándonos en lo que somos hoy, en lo que sí tenemos y en lo que sí somos, fijándonos metas positivas y fijando el rumbo hacia dónde queremos llegar de una manera positiva, amando cada uno de los aspectos que nos hacen ser quien somos, disfrutando del camino a cada instante, solo así lograremos llegar a nuestro destino.
Recuerda: no es el destino, es el camino!
#ámate #disfruta #ereslomáximo #eresúnica #happybeyondsize #love #blog #curvy #myownskin
A big hellooo to my new followers! 👋 I’m sure you can see in my bio, but wanted to do a lil intro post... I’m Sarah (pronounced like Zara/Lara but it has a H, I know).. I’m in Adelaide, Australia 🇦🇺 Happily married, and a total homebody and introvert, so I basically just share my home, food & kitchen adventures here 🤓. I live a grain-free, sugar-free lifestyle focusing on clean, low carb, and nutrient dense foods. I call myself keto (cos it’s easier haha) but I don’t really pay mind to ketosis itself. I also focus on real, whole foods and try to avoid processed & artificial ingredients even if they have a low carb count. I’ve been through stages of weight loss, tracking macros, weighing in and whatnot, but am generally in a maintenance mindset now. I see this as my long term lifestyle, not a diet. And my main rule is that there is no one set of rules for everyone — you gotta experiment and do what works for you and your own body. Anyhoooo thanks for joining me in my little insta-world 😘 If you see this post say hey and introduce yourselves and lemme know where you’re from, I’d love to connect so it doesn’t feel like we’re strangers 💕
On a much lighter note since the last post. And on the last day of May I came up with my version of Mermay.
She is just a regular girl who has all the insecurities that all of us have.
My Mermay has 2 big questions always on the back of her mind to devour a cupcake faster than the speed of light or to work out with the new set of dumbbells she got
By the way those attractive dumbbells were supposed to distract her from the cupcake.
I wonder how that worked out.
All said and done eating your favourite food and exercising are both just as equally important to keep you mentally and physically fit. But every now and then we fail to remember no matter what we do and what images we compare ourselves with, we are just as glamorous in our own skin. When I was trying to draw my mermaid I wanted her to look beautiful and perfect. But just drawing that level of perfection was difficult so you can imagine the amount of pressure we put on ourselves when we want to actually look that perfect.
So the Mermay is me smooth around the edges always chasing the tastiest food and then running to the gym, all the while wanting to look perfect. So I decided I am and looks like I'm having a good hair day atleast underwater 😂😂.
#illustration #mermay #me #mermaid #beauty #bodypositivity #myownskin #loveyourself #flab #foodie #stayfit #staystrong #underwater #goodhairday #eat #healthy #designer #curvygirls #loveyourcurves #gym #graphicdesigner #graphicdesign #illustrator #drawing #art #artist #life #staytrue #enjoylife #curvy
⚡Transformation Tuesday! ⚡
Can you believe my baby girl will be 3 months old on Saturday???? Like where the heck has the time gone?? In 3 months I've been through the things. Hormones are the devil, broken tail bones are stupid and um I can't talk about the pollen cuz I'll get allergy angry.
Despite the emotional roller coaster, the physical limitations and the revolving door of sickness/allergy ick, I've still managed to lose 30lbs AND for the first time since before getting pregnant, I feel like myself. I feel in control of my body for the first time in at least a year and I'm slowly but surely getting comfortable in my own skin. It's an awesome feeling to remember what it's like to feel like ME again.
Always here to help.
Join me to #slaythesummer
I came to a STOP with social media a few days ago. Where I realized I was planning too much. Sharing inspirational quotes from books I'd read with matching lifestyle stock photography. I felt frustrated and disappointed that I still placed a sheen of distance between me and you. Because I've been told in the past that my style was too amateur. It needed elevation or viral appeal, that of course looked effortless and unplanned in all its calculation.
Over a year ago, I set out to "do things differently" and kept doing more of the same, in a different way. There still remains, so much more of me to share. In sloppy, loose, un-PC, non-best-practice, full disclosure that could be judged as a mistake or TMI. But what else is there? Why do it too pretty or perfect or only halfway? I'd rather be a tride and true, fucked up HUMAN than a passable social media star.
Will I ever be able to say: "Fuck the numbers." YTBD. I sure want to though. Because my sharing all of me doesn't require engagement or reaction or a stream of comments. I only need me being inspired in my own life, outside the pictures, away from the feeds, in the moments where I lunge into embarrassing honesty that makes me feel cleansed and certain that all the advice is bullshit, because only my experience will prime the next step.
I get so into this mode of trying too hard. Thinking too much. And wanting you to see me as "legit." But gawwwd that feels gross. Why bust my ass trying to be known for something I created to be a shade off from the crust of my real skin? Sometimes ashy and blemished, crinkly or dimpled, scarred, and somehow, resiliently renewed?
AUTHENTICITY is a goldmine word these days. Something I mistakenly worked at instead of unleashing in all its humiliating glory. I may still luster my feed with brilliant stock photography that takes me places in spirit, but the written words will be bravely my own. Risking typos and taking chances on the unknown. Micro Blog | Let's Fuck Some Shit UP