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I am 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 am Brave and Beautiful

I am brave and beautiful

This is me all done up. I’ve got a full face of makeup on, fake lashes (Duh, there’s no way mine’d be that long!), and some red lipstick. The works basically. And you know what, I think I look pretty there. My hair is done, I’m dressed up, I feel like I look nice. Do I think it’s wrong to wear makeup or to feel good about yourself wearing makeup? Absolutely not. I think it’s a fun way to dress up! To be creative, if you will.

me no makeup

This is me without a stitch of makeup on. Not mascara, not foundation, heck – my hair isn’t even done. And you know what? That’s okay. Do I feel pretty here too? Honestly, yes! Not the same kinda of pretty, to be completely honest. Not in a “let’s go on a hot date now” kind of pretty. But in a real, this is who I am, pure kind of way. Does that make sense?

As of writing this, I haven’t worn makeup for an entire week. As a so-called beauty blogger, that’s a little odd, right?! But I love it, it’s a part of who I am. I love makeup and the way it makes me feel, but I’m okay without it. I want to encourage you women to feel good about YOU. With or without makeup. Do you like to wear it or feel better with it on? No problem. I think the bigger issue is feeling good about YOU. What’s inside. Embrace YOUR beautiful, the way YOU were made, NOT the way you add up to how someone else was made.

Check out some other amazing women & the project that they put together. I’m really so honored to be a part of it!!

share your natrual beauty - brave and beautiful

Don’t stop here. Get clicking around! 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

1. BrassyApple 2. Peace from 6 Pieces 3. Is this Really My Life 4. Among the Young 5. Love Me Dani Marie 6. Sweet Charli 7. Kim Orlandini 8. XO, Ashton Tilton 9. She Calls Me Mama Leisha 10. Raising Memories – Canada 11. A Little Tipsy 12. Amy Cornwell 13. A girl and a glue gun 14. My Craftily Ever After 15. Maybe I Will 16. WhipperBerry 17. Paging SuperMom 18. All Things Thrifty 19. Ashlee Marie 20. The Project Girl

women with our makeup on and what makes them beautiful

21. One Little Momma 22. Entirely Eventful Day 23. Diary of a Brown Eyed Girl 24. Tips from a Typical Mom 25. Utah Sweet Savings 26. Flats to Flip Flops 27. One Krieger Chick 28. What Meegan Makes 29. Simply Kierste 30. Live to be Inspired 31. HoneyBear Lane 32. Pretty Providence 33. Ma Nouvelle Mode – in FRANCE 34. MomEntity 35. Serger Pepper – in ITALY 36. Kiki and Company 37. Girl Loves Glam 38. Thrive

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39. The Potters Place 40. Crafting in the Rain 41. Cooking With Ruthie 42. Delineate Your Dwelling 43. The Pennington Point 44. Bakerette 45. The Happy Scraps 46. Shannon Baird Photography 47. Tried and Tasty 48. Lionesses at the Gate 49. Fry Sauce and Grits 50. Lolly Jane 51. That’s What Che Said 52. Sugar Bee Crafts 53. Your HomeBased Mom 54. Happiness is Homemade 55. The Crafted Sparrow 56. R&R Workshop 57. I Should Be Mopping the Floor 58. Sassy Steals

Mommy bloggers share their face without makeup and what makes then beautiful

59. Let’s Eat Grandpa 60. Being Spiffy 61. Sumo’s Sweet Stuff 62. Ginger Snap Crafts 63. Bless This Mess 64. Apronista 65. Dreaming About Someday 66. Frenchie 67. Tastefully Frugal 68. Four Marrs and One Venus 69. Your Sister Circle 70. Over the Big Moon 71. See Vanessa Craft 72. Infarrantly Creative 73. Family StoryTelling

Natural beauty untouched photos

74. Albion Gould 75. Life as Mrs. Larson 76. Tried and True 77. Play.Party.Pin. 78. Bite of Delight 79. Ink Happi 80. ObSEUSSed 81. U Create 82. My Mommy Style 83. Find it Make it Love it 84. The Contractor Chronicles 85. Novae Clothing 86. Mommy Makes Things 87. At Home with Sweet T 88. We Like to Learn As We Go 89. House for Five 90. Organize and Decorate Everything 91. Sassy Southern Gurl 92. The Creative Mom 93. Keep Moving Forward with Me

raw natural beauty - join the movement

94. The Benson Street 95. Mom 4 Real 96. Sowdering About 97. illistyle 98. The Crafty Blog Stalker 99. A Fiery Red Life 100. Cupcakes & Crowbars 101. One Sweet Appetite 102. My DayLights 103. Restless Risa

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104. Sypsie Designs 105. Vintage Mother 106. Like Mother Like Daughter 107. 30 Handmade Days 108. Queen B and Me 109. Apples by Ashley 110. Boutique Cafe – in CANADA 111. Just My Little Mess 112. Bombshell Bling 113. Sarah Tyau 114. Taradara Make it 115. Capturing Joy 116. Ivory Lime Photography 117. Jenkins Kids Farm 118. Free Time Frolics 119. Bella Storia 120. Dana Ohlsen Photography

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Ready in join in?Snap, hashtag and share! Tag @BrassyApple and @Peacefrom6Pieces if you can too!

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16 Responses to I am Brave and Beautiful

  1. Your Sister Circle September 29, 2014 at 7:59 am #

    Love this post! You are so pretty and look SO YOUNG with no make up on!! We are so grateful to be part of this amazing campaign it so many incredible women!! #womenneedwomen #hugstimesfive

    • Natalia September 30, 2014 at 11:32 am #

      I totally agree, women need women!! Thank you for your encouraging words!!

  2. molly @ still being molly September 29, 2014 at 8:14 am #

    you are BEAUTIFUL!

  3. Kaylynn September 29, 2014 at 2:23 pm #

    Seriously. You are gorgeous. And without makeup, your eyes POP. Babe!

    • Natalia September 30, 2014 at 11:32 am #

      You are too kind for sure, thank you! I’m probably more often than not like the second one!!

  4. Lisa~ September 29, 2014 at 3:09 pm #

    Lovely post! Thanks for the encouraging words. Lisa~

    • Natalia September 30, 2014 at 11:32 am #

      Thank you! I am glad you liked it 🙂

  5. Mandy September 29, 2014 at 6:42 pm #

    LOVE the all natural photo! You’re beautiful!

    • Natalia September 30, 2014 at 11:31 am #

      Thank you! Tons of freckles and all! 🙂

  6. Ashlee September 30, 2014 at 12:34 am #

    your eyebrows and eyes are amazing in both pictures! I love getting all fancy, but it’s wonderful to just be me

    • Natalia September 30, 2014 at 11:31 am #

      I totally agree! And thank you! 🙂

  7. Jennifer October 1, 2014 at 11:56 am #

    I must know…your hair color in the “Done up” picture…Is It the box combo you blogged about before. Natural Instincts 30r and 31 mixed? Or is this a salon job? Anyhow you look beautiful.

    • Natalia October 2, 2014 at 4:51 am #

      My hair color is pretty much never a salon job! This picture should be the mixed box. The more recent pictures (and there’s a recent post about hair color) is from Madison Reed and it’s called Trieste Red. Hope this helps!

  8. megan/brassyapple October 2, 2014 at 10:34 pm #

    Yes purely you! I love makeup too and getting creative and having with makeup and my wardrobe! thank you for sharing this piece of you! 🙂


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