Friday, 10 February 2012

Project Perfect.

As a 19-year-old female, like most girls in their teen/ early adult years, I can relate to feeling insecure about the way I look. As a young teenager I suffered very badly from acne on my T-zone, and my ambition to become a dancer made me feel pressured to stay thin. I would always see gorgeous, tall, long-legged girls in magazines and on the television and compare myself to them, and I can't lie, I do still sometimes have the odd "why don't I look like her" moment. I think it is a sad that so many girls feel pressured to be what the media tells them is "perfect", instead of seeing the beauty they already possess in themselves.

The lovely Amy from Flaws and All has come up with the idea of Project Perfect, where we focus on the positives about ourselves. Usually, girls are too busy fussing over what they don't like about themselves to even notice their best features, and this is what Project Perfect is about. The aim of Project Perfect is to encourage girls to embrace their flaws, pick out their best features and gain a more positive view of their self image.


1. Post a photo that you like of yourself and say in a couple of sentences why you like it.
2. State some things that you DON'T like yourself but say why others may love to be like that.
3. State 3 things that you DO like about yourself.
The reason why I like this photo
This is actually the most recent photograph of me, I took it the other day for the FOTD I just posted yesterday haha. I like how natural this photo is, when I looked at it, I remembered when I was fourteen and I wore a full coverage foundation to cover my spots and my black eyeliner would put a panda to shame. Now I am merely wearing a bit of concealer and/ or a tinted moisturiser and minimal eye make-up and I am okay with that.


Three things I DON'T like about myself, turned in to POSITIVES
1. I hate all the acne scars and hyper pigmentation on my T-zone from when I suffered from acne, but I am thankful that my skin has cleared up a lot now.
2. I think my smile is really lopsided, but I have been blessed with naturally straight teeth and people say my friendly smile is what makes me approachable, so I will smile anyway haha.
3. My eyebrows are thick and extremely unruly and hard to manage, but lately, thicker brows have become more popular; I just need to keep them shaped nicely to frame my face.

Three things I like about myself
1. My eyes. People often say I have "mysterious" eyes as they are so dark, and I am also happy that I have naturally long eyelashes.
2. Although I am still in the process of trimming all my dead ends out, my hair is in the best condition it has been in for a long time. It is also the longest it has been in a long time and I often get complimented on my natural tousled waves.
3. It has taken me a while to accept that I am not as toned after quitting dance after fourteen years but I am finally starting to embrace my petite yet womanly figure.


So there is my Project Perfect post! I would encourage you all to make one of these posts and I hope that it helps those of us with any self image issues to be more confident and embrace our flaws as those are what makes us unique :)
If you do make one of these posts, please link me to it as I would love to read it, and don't forget to send your link to Amy as she is making a list on her blog of everybody who has taken part :)

24 comments:

  1. you are gorgeous!! & I have naturally long eyelashes too!! (:

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  2. Your eyes, hair and figure are definitely something to be proud of! You're such a beautiful girl! :)

    - Felicity. x

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  3. You are utterly beautiful hun, I remember when you first commented on the blog and I came to visit yours I was struck by how gorgeous you are! You have the most beautiful hair, gorgeous eyes and I would never say your skin was bad in the slightest! I'm proud of you for posting this and for coming far enough to not have to resort to heavy makeup :) chin up lady! You're lovely!

    Sarah
    http://fashionismyh2o.blogspot.com/
    xx

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    1. Oh thank you so much, lovely! You've made my day! :) x

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  4. This is fabulous!! Thank you so much. You are gorgeous and I love your eye brows!!! xxx

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    1. Thank youu! And thanks for starting this, it's such a lovely and inspiring idea! :) x

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  5. This is such a postive project and message to put out there. From what i can tell your a beautiful person both in your looks and personality :)
    I didn't know that you were a dancer, it was something i also aspired to be not so long ago! xx

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    1. Aww thank you, sweet! And it's all thanks to Amy for coming up with this idea :) Ah really? :) Yeahh I danced for fourteen years but had to quit when I started uni :( x

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  6. You look so pretty in this picture :) x

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  7. What a beautiful post and photo :)
    you are beautiful both inside and out. This post is brilliant and really inspiring - I will 100% be doing this
    xxx

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    1. Aww thank you, lovely! I look forward to reading your post! :) x

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  8. You look beautiful in the photo, and I have major eyelash jealousy - yours are gorgeous! xx

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  9. Frances you are absolutely gorgeous! :) i love this post!
    I'm definitely going to have to do this myself. It's such a great thing that Amy has started :) xx

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    1. Thank you, sweet :) I'd love to read your post! x

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  10. You are absolutely gorgeous! You have no reason to be insecure! :)x


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  11. you are a really gorgous girl francesca :)
    x
    http://fashion-journal-bysuzannemarie.blogspot.com/

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  12. You're gorgeous! You have lovely big eyes :) x

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