I’m participating in an exciting project with several other bloggers – be sure to check out #IamBraveAndBeautiful
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 (she’s so cool!) 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.
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 to see who else has joined in.
Are you brave and beautiful? …
I didn’t realize how much makeup I was wearing in my headshot until I compared it side-by-side with my non-make up look! I think it’s fun to get dolled up and go all-out sometimes, so for me this isn’t about not liking makeup. I like stepping it up and putting effort into my look and how I feel when I do. I feel most comfortable in a little makeup – the middle pic is my “everyday look” -I always aim to have mascara on 🙂 So the headshot is a bit of a reach for an everyday look! I even talk about that in my “about me” page, and I stuck on some non-headshot pics so you could recognize me if you ran into me at Walmart ). It’s an interesting personal experiment to take a picture with completely no makeup at all, no photoshopping, etc – that’s my pic on the right. A side-by-side:
I think it’s not about not liking trying to look your best – it’s about liking all versions of yourself. Makeup and not and all that’s in between. Embrace you and your awesomeness 🙂
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 you will feel the importance of it, the empowering effect it has and that it encourages you in some way.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 Kid Farm 118. Free Time Frolics 119. Bella Storia 120. Dana Ohlsen Photography
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!
McKenzie @ Girl Loves Glam says
You still look so cute! I feel like I am a little unrecognizable without makeup!
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capturing joy with kristen duke says
You are gorgeous, my friend, grateful to know you!
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Mandy Beyeler says
you too Kristen! still bummed about missing your sleepover – next time!
Your Sister Circle says
Love this post so much!! You are so stunning!! Love your hair and eyes and smile!! We are so happy to be included in this “TRY” campaign with so many incredible women!! #womenneedwomen #hugstimesfive
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Mandy Beyeler says
high fives all around!
Pat S says
Great photo. If only I didn’t need to fill in my eyebrows from over tweezing in my youth. Sometimes I find I looked better before make up as long as my hair looks great.
Mandy Beyeler says
hair makes a difference! I actually took a pic first where I didn’t do makeup OR hair, and I ended up trying again with fixed hair 🙂
total hottie. You are amazing inside and out….:)
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Becky Marie @ U Create says
You are so stinkin’ cute!
PS – I may just put “Embrace Your Awesomeness” on a shirt now.
Mandy Beyeler says
ha, good one!!
agreed, it’s more about how we feel about ourselves than how we look. BUT I will say I love getting all dolled up too, and how that makes me feel as well. But I’m 100% in love with my every day, non make up self as well.
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Yes! loving all versions of yourself is key! thank you for joining in!