Does ‘beauty’ matter to you?January 31, 2018
I love anything that helps me feel beautiful.
Some days, that’s lunch with a girlfriend. Some days, that’s the confidence that comes from swiping on my favorite lipstick and donning a new outfit. Every day, it’s the feeling I get when my husband, my Ultimate Concierge, kisses my cheek in the morning. It’s the pride and complete adoration I feel for my children and “Grands.” It’s the warm sensation that spreads from my fingertips to my toes when my dog, Orchid, nuzzles next to me as I write my daily musings to you, darlings.
Life can be beautiful at every age… don’t you agree?
But it’s up to us to see the beauty. It’s up to us to embrace beauty, from the deepest darkest corners of our souls to the smiles on our lips.
Today, I’m “musing” about the beauty of the outward sort. Does feeling beautiful matter to you? My readers often encourage me to write about fashion and beauty, and yet, sometimes I hesitate.
The reason? I am loathe to be judged by the person I am on the outside. Isn’t that how we all feel? Haven’t we ALL been there, dear readers?
However, truth be told, I view the way I dress and present myself very similarly to the way I wrap a gift. I take great pride in buying gifts for others. I consider the gift wrap to be nearly as important as the gift inside because truth be told … it is all part of the experience! My gifts always include a wrap that has been chosen with careful attention to detail. There is always, always a handwritten card with a heartfelt sentiment.
Over the years, I have received many heartfelt gifts from friends and loved ones. They have all had different “wrapping.” They were all beautiful. Some gifts are wrapped in newspaper because the person who shares it is just as passionate about recycling as they are gift-giving.
Some gifts are wrapped impeccably by some high-end department store. For the person that shares it spares no expense in making sure the present is “presented” flawlessly
Some sentimental gifts are pushed into the recipient’s fingers with enthusiasm — no wrap or box in sight! Some of my very favorite gifts were unwrapped, accompanied simply by a wet kiss and an enthusiastic plea for approval, “Do you like it, Mom?!”
Sometimes the simplest of “gift wrap” is the most stunning, don’t you agree?
Let’s talk about feeling beautiful
And so, I ask, how do you present yourself to the world? And how much does your “gift wrap” matter to you?
I invite you, darlings, to join me LIVE on Facebook this Monday, February 5 at 11:30 AM CST / 12:30 PM EST / 9:30 AM PST to discuss beauty.
What does beauty mean to you? Is it important to you? How do you embrace your own beauty… inner and outer?
We’ll talk beauty trends for Spring – from bold lips to retro lashes. At this point in our lives do we care about trends? Let’s discuss!
I’ll open my beauty bag and share some of my favorite beauty tips, tricks, and products. And I want to talk about one life-changing beauty product that I know you will want to try!
And the only thing needed to make the day beautiful is your presence, of course 🙂