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Monday, September 29, 2014

brave and beautiful

I am Brave and Beautiful - a beauty movement that is sweeping the globe. Colbie Caillat started it with her recent song and video called TRY. My blogging friend Megan of Brassy Apple wanted to push this movement along and invited women from all over to share what they looked like without make up and I joined in!! Colbie's song says, "Take your make up off. Let your hair down... Look into the mirror at yourself, Do you like you? Cause I like you... "
Megan and her friend Cobi of Peacefrom6pieces have been the team behind this whole project. Their worldwide vision included creating their own video inspired by the song TRY. The talent of Robbins Creative made it possible for them to pull it off. You have to click play and see the beauty and bravery displayed and you might even recognize a few faces in there.
Me along with 101+ other blogging women from different backgrounds, religions, ethnicities, ages, shapes and sizes have decided to be Brave and Beautiful! You can join in this movement too by sharing what you look like without makeup on. You don't need a blog either! Just tag your photo with #IamBraveAndBeautiful on Instgram and search the hashtag to see who else has joined in. ALSO, if you tag it with a second hashtag - #ColbieTRY we just might be able to get Colbie Caillat's attention since she was the inspiration behind it all!
Are you brave and beautiful? I am, here I go!
i'm a makeup girl. i never leave the house without makeup besides to go to the gym first thing in the morning. i don't like to be seen without makeup. being put together is really important me, and having my full face on makes me feel put together. even on days when i am doing chores around the house and don't get ready for the day until later in the evening, i still feel the need to put on all my makeup. sometimes i try to wear less makeup, but i can't seem to do it. 
when megan first starting talking about her secret project and helping women feel brave and beautiful with who they are, i was very excited. i am still very excited, but i am also nervous. through this project i have realized that makeup is my comfort zone. makeup makes me feel better about myself, and it also hides a lot of my insecurities. sometimes you have to start out of your comfort zone.
                                                                                       photo credit Kaycie E
posting no makeup shots almost made me run away from this project. posting my naked face for the whole wide world to see is definitely out of my comfort zone, but the point of this whole project is so much bigger than myself and my fears and insecurities. it's about celebrating the beauty within us all. makeup or no makeup, we are all brave and beautiful. 

share your natrual beauty -
Don't stop here. Get clicking around - its a blog hop! Below are more brave and beautiful women bearing more than their natural beauty. They each have a little bit of their heart to share with you. Some get very personal. Some share stories. For some this was very hard to do yet they gathered their courage and did it anyway. We hope as you click around (and YES pin these different posts!) you will feel the importance of it, the empowering effect it has and that it encourages you in some way.
>>>>>>>Important info! Blog Hops often have glitches the first day. If the link has an ERROR, simply click on the HOME button for each site, or google the blog name next to the link, and you should see their brave and beautiful post there. Links will be updated as soon as possible.<<<<<<<<<<<<
women sharing their natural beauty - no makeup
women with our makeup on and what makes them beautiful
women from around the world share their face with no makeup on -
Mommy bloggers share their face without makeup and what makes then beautiful
Natural beauty untouched photos
raw natural beauty - join the movement
beauty and bravery - women wearing no makeup -
#colbietry #iambraveandbeautiful
Ready in join in?Snap, hashtag and share! Tag @BrassyApple and @Peacefrom6Pieces if you can too!
Also follow our Bravery and Beauty PINTEREST board for more inspiration!


  1. Love this!!! And your "naked" face looks awesome, just saying! :)

  2. Your face looks amazing even without makeup. You're a beautiful lady inside and out for sure. <3 Love this idea!

  3. I cant even tell that you dont have makeup on! You looks just as gorgeous! Lucky girl!

  4. Love this Day! We too joined in the makeup-less face day. Wouldn't it be nice if every day could feel this free. Your a beauty!

  5. I have the same kimono!!!! love love love it! and you look amazing!

  6. you look completely confident!!! thanks for joining in!

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