This is a sponsored post on behalf of Almay, but as usual all opinions are my own.
Beauty is usually the first thing that attracts us to a person – whether it be a toddler, or a grown adult, we tend to gravitate towards those who have an attractive physical appearance. We all strive to be the best we can be. We work out so we can have an attractive shape, we get our hair done, use the best make-up, buy the most fashionable clothes. But the strive and desire to be beautiful can turn ugly fast. Especially as women, we tend to judge others quickly and harshly – sometimes just because we feel so inadequate ourselves.
I spent many years as a teenager comparing myself to those around me – I was never skinny enough, pretty enough, my hair was too long – then too short. I needed braces, I needed contacts instead of glasses, I need to tweeze and pluck and shave. I was constantly comparing myself to others, and honestly that alone made my life pretty darn miserable.
It wasn’t until many many years later that I learned to accept that I wasn’t ever going to be as ‘beautiful’ as I thought the other women were. I learned to accept there were all kinds of beauty – and beauty was more than just what I looked like. Beauty was who I was deep down, who I was when no one was around. How I treated others, how I reacted in bad situations. I was beautiful, though not always in the tradition sense, but in all the important ways.
I also learned that there are a lot of beautiful people out there – tons of beautiful woman who I couldn’t hold a candle to in comparison in our physical aspects, but were ugly on the inside. Physical beauty fades eventually – and a ‘pretty face is nothing if you have an ugly heart.’ Real beauty shines from the inside out.
Check out what Almay & Carrie Underwood have to say about beauty!