Monday, July 28, 2014

Don't Try So Hard

Today, I'm going out of my comfort zone and sharing this pic of me - no makeup; hair a mess; no filters or corrections. 


It's for the Don't Try So Hard Link Up with Treasure Tromp, The Florkens, and Jade & Oak. I love the theme of this link up - show your true self and not try so hard to look perfect. The beauty and fashion industry has really changed the way most people think of themselves, and everyone - guys and girls alike - are trying way too hard to fit in. I'm guilty of it myself. So in honor of that, I went out of my comfort zone and took that pic of me without makeup. I could go on and on about the things I would change about my appearance, but as a rule of the link up, I'll share a couple of things I find beautiful about myself. I've always loved my deep brown eyes, and I like my high Native American cheekbones. ;-)

The link up was inspired by Colbie Caillat's video for Try. Check it out below.


Thanks for reading!
What's one thing you find beautiful about yourself?

I'm linking up with:
Don't Try So Hard Link Up

Treasure Tromp
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16 comments:

  1. Um... I don't think you look a mess AT ALL! Your skin is flawless! Seriously... flaw less! And you have amazing eyes and eyebrows! I can't believe your brows naturally look that good! I imagine that so many girls (including me) spend a lot of time in the morning trying to get brows that full and pretty! You are ROCKING this linkup!


    Thank you SO much for linking up with us!

    -Kate
    www.theflorkens.com

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  2. Love that pic of you and your no make-up! What a great link-up they have!

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  3. This shouldn't be out of your comfort zone at all, you're one beautiful lady!!

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  4. You look great!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  5. Love seeing this link up today, you look beautiful :)

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  6. This link up is awesome. You look gorgeous and I love your eyebrows!

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  7. You are such a beautiful girl! Thanks for spreading the confidence!

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  8. awesome! thanks for sharing the confidence, this is wonderful!

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  9. Yes!! I was so inspired by that video as well!! Love it!

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  10. I love your cheek bones as well. And you look genuinely happy in your pic. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. You look like someone... and I can't think of her name. Gorgeous beautiful woman!!!

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  12. You look so gorgeous, Julie!! You look so happy in photo, which really makes your beauty shine. Thank you for sharing your natural beauty with us!

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  13. you look gorgeous and so happy in this photo! :)

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  14. There is no shame in putting your hair in an easy ponytail. I do the same thing all the time. Even pulled back, your hair is lovely.

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  15. You look beautiful without makeup!! Loving this link up so much!

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  16. you look so great and thanks for linking up. definitely in love with your high cheekbones too!

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