Perfect Beautiful Body? That should be Everyone!

Dear readers,

I’m terribly sorry I didn’t post this last week! I’d like to conclude last week’s National (or International) Eating Disorders Awareness Week theme with a campaign to change the body image, also known as “All Body Types Awareness“! 😀

I never understood why each decade or century, in different cultures, there would only be one ‘perfect’ body or standard of beauty. A woman ought to look like this and a man ought to look like that. If you did not fit into that category, too bad. Travel to another country, you just might go from Ugly Duckling to Beauty Queen. Average height to tall. Tall to short. Time travel to the past, you’re no longer fat but voluptuous. Skinny model becomes scullery maid. Well, that’s unfair, if one’s beauty is exclusively determined by society.

One day, I suppose, I am going to look back and wish I could appreciate my body type now while the society I live in still [somewhat] ‘envies’ it. Yet, as I’d already mentioned in my Beanpole Disorder post, there are times when I can’t stand how skinny I am. I’m not sure what will happen in the future, whether we’ll go from one extreme to the other (I’m noticing a change already) or if we’ll finally say, “We are all unique, so let’s appreciate that.”

First of all, I want to tell you that I’m not an expert on this. I don’t know psychology, economy, or science, though I know they each play a role in this. I’m not even eloquent so I pray you’ll be able to help me to voice my dream properly. I speak mainly from experience and from years of observation. I hope that everyone in this world, male or female, will be able to learn about:

  • body shapes/types (e.g. hourglass, triangle, inverted triangle)
  • bone structure (narrow and wide)
  • eating disorders
  • metabolism
Four body shapes of females.

Four body shapes of females. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My Dream:

  • Magazines and clothing posters will feature people of different heights, sizes, and shapes.
    • If possible, rather than have only one feature model, have more models on a page, each representing different body types.
  • Designers will learn and/or create clothing that will flatter every person, regardless of shape, size, or height. For instance, the same dress or trousers will have to be altered rather than enlarged. One size fits all, unfortunately, isn’t always going to work. 😦
  • More stores will include sections such as petite, tall, plus-size, etc.
  • Media will properly present men and women – no misrepresentation!
  • More education on health, disorders, etc. in schools, universities, colleges, and community centres.
  • More encouraging ads and posters.
  • Tabloids will stop focusing so much on appearance and weight.
  • We will focus more on personality than appearances!

In the meantime, here are some daily reminders to keep my dream going:

Body Snark Free Zone Sign

Body Snark Free Zone Sign (Photo credit: The Lingerie Addict)

What do you think? Will you join in my campaign? 🙂

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STOP the BULLYING

Today’s post is dedicated to anti-bullying, which includes victims of eating disorders (as part of NEDA week).

In the middle of October 2012, most Vancouverites and other Canadians read the tragic story about 15-year-old Amanda Todd, a girl who had been bullied and who eventually took her own life on 10 October 2012. Since then, her video was all over the news and now everyone is discussing about bullying.

What breaks my heart is that I did not know about this video until after she had died. She was 15, the same age as one of my cousins. I wish I could have offered her words of encouragement. How many other videos are out there, how many other people are crying for help that we are not aware of?

The sad thing is, bullying happens all the time to anyone. Children and adults are bullied. Families/relatives bully each other. Friends (yes, sometimes, even the closest) backstab each other. Bullying happens at academic institutions and in the workplace. It seems no one is safe from it, even if we think they’re the happiest and most beloved person.

“It could happen to any child [anyone], there’s no social class thing. Whether you’re a boy [male] or a girl [female] or you’re from this part of a community or that part of a community, it’s not a racial thing, it could happen to anybody’s kid [anybody],” says Carol Todd, Amanda’s mother.

It’s a tough world we face, full of violence, hatred, bitterness and un-compassion. It’s so easy to make people upset or dislike us, but incredibly difficult to please everyone. When I’m at my lowest, I morbidly joke that the only way I’ll have pleased everyone in my life is if I died – then I’ll have pleased even my enemies as well. What’s frustrating for all of us is that quite often, we are not given any reasons for why we are bullied. We may not even receive any advice or comfort or win-win solution(s) for our issues. We are left on our own to fend for ourselves, assuming we all learn to survive and forget what’s happened. That’s what this harsh world – society? – tells us: survival of the fittest.

Yet we don’t forget. Some of us are better forgivers and some of us remain victims. Others become hardened and become bullies themselves. It’s a vicious cycle with no end. We live in the 21st Century, a time when we are becoming more aware of many of these issues that we face and we’re supposedly able to get the help we need. Nonetheless, it seems we are content with being passive bystanders and only react strongly when something devastating happens. Then… we do no more, and the cycle continues. Who will wake us up next?

Read: How To Transform Bystanders Into Upstanders (howtolearn.com) & Bullying victim Amanda Todd’s death a consequence of “passive bystanders,” says expert (vancouversun.com)

Before we start naming bullies in our heads, let us not forget one more bully: ourselves/me. “You are your harshest critic,” they say. Even that critic in the column who seems to be able to murder a person with his pen is supposedly even worse to himself. “What? Impossible,” you say. “My bully thinks the highest of him/herself.” Or at least that’s what we think. If you bully someone, you are insecure about something. We all have our insecurities – that’s why we find ourselves bullying others, as well as ourselves. “Me, a bully?”

  • How many of you have thought ill of someone?
  • How many of you have taken advantage of someone’s flaws to make yourself look or feel better?
  • How many of you have looked in the mirror and thought all sorts of horrible things about yourselves?
  • How many of you have felt suicidal at one point or another? (Really, what is the difference between having murderous thoughts about someone versus having murderous thoughts about yourself?)
  • How many of you have picked on your siblings?
  • How many of you have released your anger on those whom you love or those who care for you most?

This is the sad truth: we are all guilty of bullying, whether we want to or not. When I first realised this truth, I was shocked. ‘No, no, I’m the victim of bullying but I’m definitely not the bully! I’m the nice girl!’ I cried in my head. Yet I thought back to my earliest days to recently and realised, yes, I’ve been and am still guilty of bullying. Sometimes I catch myself joining in on gossiping or on thinking mean things because of my jealousy and it scares me. It’s as if I’ve turned into a little green monster who’s miserable and wants others to be miserable too. A lose-lose situation. I hate it yet it really takes a lot of determination not to be a bully. Be nice to yourself, and in turn, you’ll be nice to others. I look at the mirror and glare at myself. Well, I hate you but I can love other people. It isn’t long before the jealousy monster sneaks up on me and says, ‘That lovely friend of mine, her life is just going too well. Why don’t I get any of this? This good life belongs to me!’

Wait, stop. What’s bullying?

ERASE Bullying identifies 4 types of bullying:

  • Physical
    E.g. Hitting your little brother. Throwing your maths book at the wall.
  • Verbal
    E.g. “You idiot!” “Boys are pigs!” “People from [country] all smell bad.”
  • Social & Emotional (or Relational Bullying)
    E.g. “Did you hear what so-and-so did last summer?” “If you befriend that stupid girl, we’re not going to be friends with you.”
  • Cyber
    E.g. The Onion tweet about Quenzhane Wallis.

Read: Four Markers of Bullying (conversationsonthefringe.com)

How do we stop bullying?

Goodness, how do we tackle this ongoing problem, especially if we’re all guilty of it?

People think that if we just get kids and adults to talk about it, the problem will go away. Well, Amanda told her Mum everything. I tell my parents just about everything. At the end of the conversation, I still have to face the world on my own, face my enemies, and face all the horrible memories. Yes, it’s a good thing to make sure parents and close friends are aware of what’s going on. I remember how I used to beg my parents to keep me at home. Why did I hate [primary & middle] school so much? If it wasn’t because of some intimidating teachers, it was because of the number of bullies or classmates who just didn’t like me. Take me away from this life, I begged. I’d rather be happily dead than pitifully alive.

Read‘She shared everything with me’: Amanda Todd’s mother talks about her life with her daughter (with video)

Here are some ideas:

  • Intervention: Apparently, bullying stops within 10 seconds of intervention! If you see someone being bullied, go stand up for the victims!
  • Check ourselves: How will what I say or do affect others? Would I say this to the person’s face? Are my thoughts positive or negative?
  • Communication: Talk to the bully directly or arrange to have someone, like a teacher or counsellor, to oversee the conversation. I admit, in the past, sometimes it meant apologising for annoying them (let them be in the right)… That’s not always beneficial to oneself.
  • Pray for the bullies and for courage, perseverance, and wisdom.
  • See a counsellor or attend a group therapy: Find out what resources are out there for you. Meet other people who are going through the same thing as you. Learn how to overcome your
  • Schools: Establish early on that no one can get away with bullying. Teach manners. Teach students to be responsible and compassionate.
  • Teachers: Never humiliate a student or students in front of a class (e.g. Don’t have students read out their marks). Avoid favourtism. Pay attention to kids being bullied. Inform counsellors or the principal if students show any signs of aggression or victimisation. Remember that a student is not a bad kid just because he/she has learning disabilities or lacks communication skills.
  • Parents: 1) Learn how to help your child(ren) if they’re being bullied. 2) Provide good advice and encouragement. 3) Do not bully other parents or children by criticising or humiliating them [behind their backs]!
    *Encouraging one’s child or children to participate in more activities outside of school does not necessarily mean he/she will escape being bullied. It might be a temporary distraction but it’s not a long-term solution.
  • Media: Everyone’s entitled to an opinion but try not to ask/judge without thinking how this affects the one being criticised.
How I survived the unpleasant years being bullied
Honestly, without God, I probably would have taken my life at 11. People are so shocked when they hear that children – not just teens and adults – are committing suicide. I look at them and think, ‘Well, I wish I had your peaceful, happy childhood!’ I’ve already mentioned how much I’d hated school and it certainly wasn’t easy growing up in different countries, not to mention attending a new school almost every year. Despite how awful school (school days) was, I always had at least one friend, one person who cared for and valued me. I sometimes had at least one staff member with whom I felt safe, though I didn’t usually tell them my sorrows. I also had my parents who loved me and always encouraged me to persevere.
When I was 8, I became a Christian and Jesus became my new best friend to whom I told my troubles. One thing to remember is that even Jesus was bullied and betrayed by his closest friends. On the days I forgot about Jesus, I felt like I was utterly alone.
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It’s not easy reminding myself that I was not actually alone. Looking back, I think Mary Stevenson’s poem ‘Footprints in the Sand’ sums it up:
This is the version I first read. The original, I believe, is written in the first person narrative. (Source: Quizilla)
When I returned to my hometown for HS, I was relieved that my 3 years of HS went fairly smoothly. I’d simply experienced HS drama earlier in my primary and middle school days. Ironically, I’m thankful that I experienced it earlier so that I’m not going through a personal life crisis in my adulthood. I hope that if I do see these bullies again, we will be able to sort out the past and start life anew. I hope, that whenever I think negative thoughts about me or others, I’ll always have a reminder to stop myself.

Barefaced Beauty

Recently I’ve been thinking more about body image. This world is obsessed with beauty and yet its perception of beauty is not altogether natural. Most magazines seem to tell us that beauty means flawless skin, painted faces, hairless body, slim figure, and ultra-glossy hair. More recently, it seems that more and more people have pressured magazines to be more ‘honest’ by not airbrushing models/actresses. Yet even the ‘natural’ looks are not natural as it is clear that the models and actresses have make-up on. We continue to admire and envy these women as if they are real life barbies. We try to mimic their looks and turn ourselves into the picturesque flawless beauty everyone desires.

As part of the National Eating Disorders Awareness Week from 24 Feb – 2 March 2013, I will [try to] do a few more posts on body/self- image. I just found out about this as I was preparing a post for tomorrow (which will now be today’s), but it’s never too late to spread awareness!

The Renfrew Centre has launched its 2nd annual Barefaced & Beautiful, Without & Within campaign during the NEDA week. I’m not quite sure if this is just for the USA but I think this is a good campaign for the entire world. Today, 25 Feb, is No Makeup Day.

“In this age of toddler beauty pageants, digital retouching, peer pressure, celebrity worship and other unrealistic cultural messages about beauty, there are definite challenges to developing a positive body image; challenges that put young girls at risk for eating disorders and other self destructive behaviors. Our hope is that through Barefaced & Beautiful, Without & Within, we will continue to promote the realization that real beauty and self-esteem truly begin from within.” – Adrienne Ressler

Having just found out, however, I realised that I’d already put on tinted moisturiser (which has only somewhat covered my blemishes and I still appear barefaced) and have drawn in my eyebrows (which I could wipe off). Most people on the other side of the country have probably already gone home and wiped off their makeup. That said, why not pick a day or go a week without make-up? Or, while you don’t have make-up on, snap a photo of yourself and share it on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/etc. with the tag #barefacedbeauty! Don’t forget to check out other barefaced beauties and leave a positive comment under someone’s picture.

Here are some photos of our beauty icons / role models sans make-up:

For many of us, this will be a big challenge. Have we become too dependent on make-up? We refuse to be seen without make-up yet if we are seen in public, we apologise for looking disgusting that day and hope those who see us will not focus on our flaws. Worse, some of us even look more fatigued or are not in the best mood without make-up. I remember during my make-up phase in my uni years how I’d become so dependent on make-up that I’d rather wake up earlier and leave the dorm or house with make-up than be seen without. How ironic, considering I’d gone make-up free for 18 years prior to starting uni (except for prom and a few special occasions when I got to wear lipcolour). By 2010, I became less addicted to make-up that, ironically, I chose to do my practicum with no or little make-up simply because I did not have the time to deal with it every day. Plus, I started valuing my sleep more!

A few days ago, I wondered if there’d be a day when magazines, posters, runways, red carpets would feature models/actresses without make-up. When going literally au natural would be accepted, perhaps even popular. I’m not sure about the rest of the world, but in my country (or maybe my hometown), people are becoming more health-conscious and environmental. People are more willing to spend a bit more on natural products without chemicals. People are accepting alternatives, looking to their ancestors or other [historical] cultures for beauty/household secrets.

What do you think? For those of you who use make-up, are you willing to brave a day or a week without make-up? For those without, what has made you choose to go barefaced?

Make Me Up

“The most beautiful makeup for a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.”

Yves Saint Laurent

How true, is it not? This world is not only obsessed with looks, it prefers painted faces. That’s what my Dad calls it when I put make up on – I’m painting my face. Yet now it makes sense to me. My face is the canvas and I am putting blotches of paint (liquid, powder, etc.) to enhance my features. Cover those uneven skin tones, those red spots, and make my skin as smooth as a porcelain doll. Give my cheeks colour. Sculpt my lashes for the perfect curl. In other words, make me beautiful, make people notice. Even the ‘natural’ look implies that one ought to cover what is not considered beautiful though they may happen naturally. Not that my Dad is sexist, but for him, it’s like seeing new paint on an authentic Mona Lisa painting (for example), because Leonardo Da Vinci clearly didn’t make her more beautiful in the first place. If you’re an arts and history lover like I am and you’d heard someone did that to the Mona Lisa, would you not scream in horror? 😉

Yet YSL is right: cosmetics are easier to buy. When I became an adult, I had lots of fun playing around with make up. How will I change my look? It’s like playing a different character each time.

I’ve been following WWKD (What Would Kate Do)’s beauty bag reviews on the products that Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge uses. I’ve been inspired to do my mini reviews on products I’ve tried from this list and from my own discoveries. In this post, I’ve taken the cosmetics list from Purple Daisies’ Kate Middleton’s Beauty Regimen and have included the price (before taxes) & a few places to buy these in Canada (mostly Vancouver). Please note that I will not be mentioning these products that Kate uses since I have no need for them:

  • Bobbi Brown eyeshadow in Ivory, Rock Star, Slate
  • Bobbi Brown Shimmering Brick in Pink Quartz
  • Xen Tan Spray
  • Urban Retreat Airbrush Tan

1. Tinted Moisturiser

Kate

My review: I’ve only sampled the Tinted Moisturiser in Bisque and found it to be more like a foundation that doesn’t dry your skin. Since I have combo skin and it’s currently winter, I don’t find it to be too oily but come summer, I might prefer to sample the oil-free tinted moisturiser. It really blends well into your skin and makes your skin feel soft (no sticky feeling). As I don’t feel the need to use make-up every day, I don’t think I’ll need 70ml either. P.S. There’s also the illuminating tinted moisturiser and I’m not sure why, but I felt as if I looked like a sparkly plastic Barbie doll. :/ Read WWKD’s review.

Me

My review: I received a free facial from Origins and got to try VitaZing. I was amazed that this tinted moisturiser, which appears almost greyish-white at first, blends into your skin colour! The saleslady, for instance, has fair skin and mine’s medium. This is especially useful for someone whose skin tans in the summer and lightens in the winter. I hate having two different foundation colours that I’ll hardly use anyway. Unlike the Laura Mercier, this won’t cover your blemishes but the sheer tint will give you a nice even skin tone. 🙂 This is definitely my favourite and I can see why it’s so popular!

2. Foundation

Kate

  • Bobbi Brown: Moisture Rich Foundation SPF 15
    Price: $?
    Where to buy: Holt Renfrew, Sephora

I’ve never used this so I can’t say anything about it! Bobbi Brown is a good brand though! 😉 Read WWKD’s Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15 review.

Me

My review: When my skin was pretty blotchy, corrective foundation in Nude was good for me. It goes on quite thick though so it might not feel comfortable knowing there’s lots of product on your skin (covering all your blemishes though!). Since my skin is doing much better, I’ve stopped using Dermablend.

My review: This would be the closest thing to the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser. When I do need it, it’s a nice light cover-up that still leaves my skin fairly moisturised. Like I said, I don’t really need a lot of foundation so this has lasted me a long time. 🙂

3. Corrector/Concealer

Kate

  • Bobbi Brown: Corrector
    Price: $30 CAD for 0.05oz
    Where to buy: Holt Renfrew, Sephora

Never tried this before. Apparently, it brightens dark circles and goes on before the concealer. That’s one too many products for me, even if I have tired looking eyes. Read WWKD’s review!

Kate’s alternative. Also never tried it. Read WWKD’s reviews!

Never used this either but I hear people love it! Read WWKD’s review!

Me

My review: If there’s something my tinted moisturiser or foundation won’t cover, then all I have to do is dot the red bumps (acne). They dry out and they’re gone. Win! 🙂 I carry this around in my purse for those unplanned times!

4. Blush

Kate

  • Bobbi Brown: Pale Pink Blusher
    Price: $29 CAD for 0.13oz
    Where to buy: Holt Renfrew, Sephora

Never tried this before. When I checked the website for the shade, it looked very pink to me! 😛

Me

  • Nars: Orgasm Blush >Orgasm (peachy pink with shimmer)
    Price: $32 CAD for 0.16oz
    Where to buy: The Bay, Sephora

My review: Shocking name for a blush but I love it (I rarely use blush unless I need to dress up)! It’s a peachy pink with shimmer so it’s like a blush-bronzer in one.

  • Benefit: Benetint
    Price: $36 for 0.42oz
    Where to buy: Sephora, beauty stores, Shoppers Drug Mart

My review: I find this rosy tint most natural for the cheeks but I use it on my lips more often! 🙂

5. Eyeliner

Kate

Seems risky!

Read WWKD’s review here. Apparently it’s great so I’m tempted to try it!

Me

Lancome: Le Stylo Waterpoof Eyeliner
Price: $29 CAD
Where to buy: The Bay, Holt Renfrew, Sephora

My review: I had initially bought the Khol eyeliner to test it out. When I realised there was a waterproof eyeliner, I went back to exchange my eyeliner. I have this waterproof eyeliner in Cafe Noir, which is a dark brown. I use this on my eyebrows as well to fill in the spots. I can’t say if this is actually waterproof. I find it smudges more easily (this eyeliner comes with a smudger at the end) or ‘disappears’. I’m not sure if I want to keep this; I might end up switching for the Khol instead.

6. Mascara

Kate

  • Lancome: Hypnose
    Price: $26-31 CAD for 0.22oz
    Where to buy: The Bay, Holt Renfrew, Sephora, London Drugs

My review: Lancome seems to have quite a few different Hypnose mascaras. I decided to try the Hypnose waterproof mascara ($31CAD) and was amazed how it not only lengthened (as in, brought it out) my eyelashes (which are usually hidden or downcast), but it had actually curled (more like lifted for my straight lashes) my lashes. I actually don’t need to use an eyelash curler! Lancome gave me a free ‘mini’ (more than enough for me) Hypnose Drama mascara which did just about the same thing but made the lashes darker/thicker (somewhat clumpier?).

I was lucky to find a discounted Hypnose Custom Volume mascara at Winners ($19.99 CAD!) and I have to say, this is my new favourite. It’s like waterproof but not as sticky and my lashes definitely appear longer! I still can’t get over how wonderful Lancome’s Hypnose mascaras are. No wonder they’ve been a bestseller for 6 years! NEW!

P.S. I’m told the Canadian Women’s Olympic Synchro team uses Make Up Forever Paris’ Aqua mascara. It’s supposed to do the same as the Hypnose waterproof mascara (lengthen, volumnise, curl) but is much cheaper at $25 CAD. I didn’t test it out though!

Me

  • Bobbi Brown: No Smudge Mascara
    Price: $30 CAD for 0.22oz
    Where to buy: Holt Renfrew, Sephora

My review: After being duped by so many ‘waterproof’ mascaras – no matter how lovely they made my lashes look – I finally read about the tried and true No Smudge Mascara. Just about every woman said they didn’t end up with raccoon eyes. Rainproof. Tearproof. So I bought it and won’t use any other mascara – until recently (see my review for Hypnose!). 🙂

7. Eyebrow Fillers

Kate

Didn’t know she needed to!

Me

My review: I think this takes too long to fill in, especially if you’re in a rush somewhere and I certainly won’t try to do this on the bus! Filling in the eyebrows with powder looks more natural though. Also, I would never spend this much. Thankfully, I received it free!

  • Any brand: Eyebrow pencil
    Price: varies
    Where to buy: The Bay, Holt Renfrew, Sephora, London Drugs, Shoppers Drug Mart, beauty stores

My review: I prefer to use eyebrow pencils because I can at least control the eyebrow shape. It’s fast too!

7b. Eyebrow Gels

I’ve used these brands to keep my eyebrows from going astray! 😛

8. Lipliner

Kate

Never tried their lip liners before.

Me

My review: I used to think lipliners were dry pencils that would chap your lips. Then I was introduced to this precision lip definer in Rouge and was surprised to find how easily it glided. If you fill your lips with lipliner (with the help of their attached brush), you wouldn’t have to worry about getting lipstick on your teeth! 😉

9. Lipstick

Kate

My Review: Focus on one or the other they say. I prefer to focus on my lips. 🙂 I’ve tried my Mum’s BB Creamy Lip Colour before and remembered it as the creamiest lipstick I’ve ever tried. No wonder she loves them! I recently visited BB and found my perfect lip shade (i.e. ‘nude’ lips): Rose! Read WWKD’s review here.

Me

  • Chanel: Rouge Coco
    Price: $38.50-39 CAD
    Where to buy: The Bay, Holt Renfrew, Sephora

My review: I love reds and I believe that if you have lips, they shouldn’t be blended into your skin or lifeless. That would go against the ‘focus on eyes or lips’ rule though, but I don’t care. This is my BB alternative, the hydrating lip creme colour in Gabrielle. 🙂

My review: I love how smooth and moisturising it is. I picked Coral and wear this in the summer. 🙂

My review: I’d been trying to find a coral shade and ended up with Zinfadel – electric coral. It’s quite bright for me so I try not to put too much on. Apparently, this is a ‘healthy’ lipstick that you can eat. 😛

10. Lip gloss

Kate

  • Bobbi Brown: Crystal Lip Gloss
    Price: $25 CAD for 0.5oz
    Where to buy: Holt Renfrew, Sephora

I can only imagine that this clear lip gloss does wonders. 🙂 Read WWKD’s review.

Me

  • Yves Rocher: Luminelle Deligloss
    Price: 3,95 Euros (or on sale for 1,95 Euros)
    Where to buy: Bought mine in Germany

My review: I have no idea where to buy these lip glosses in Canada. I thought I saw Yves Rocher listed in Richmond but I haven’t seen it around. One of my favourite lip glosses is a nice tint of Raspberry (smells good) that not only makes lips glossy, but keeps them fairly moisturised. Nowadays, however, I don’t bother with lipglosses. It was a fun phase though!

I’d like to conclude with a few beauty tips from one of my favourite women, Audrey Hepburn:

“For beautiful eyes

look for good in others,

For beautiful lips

speak only words of kindness,

And for poise

walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”

 

On make-up, she says that “make-up can only make you look pretty on the outside but it doesn’t help if you’re ugly on the inside. Unless you eat the make-up.”

Don’t forget:

I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls.

– Audrey Hepburn