This is a place of encouragement, a place to discuss body image, insecurities, self-esteem, and everything under the umbrella of fighting self-hate and finding self-love.

No matter what you look like, what color, what gender, sexual orientation, what size or however many "flaws", healthy, not healthy, working on it, abled, disabled, we are all human, we all deserve to be happy, we all deserve to love ourselves. With this blog you will see all kinds of REAL bodies, REAL people, REAL stories.

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This is for the third challenge!This is me with half my mask. I am troubled. I am broken. I am hurt. The story of my self image is told on my skin. I have all kinds of scars on my body but on my face its my dear skins bad condition and the state of my pores.I will spend over half an hour a day at the magnifying mirror in the bathroom running my fingertips accross my face, feeling for all the little bumps and searching for every dark little speck. Things a person wouldn’t even see with just their eyes… and I purge my face free of them. Of every single impurity, no matter how small. I have brought all the cappilliries in my nose right to the surface so now it is permanently red. The skin on my chin, nose and forehead is constantly peeling from the trauma it is subtected to from my fingernails. I have scabs and sores that once were spots. For years of this torture on my face has left it in a STATE that tells the world a little secret about my obsession with perfection. I mask it. Noone can know I’m sick. Recently I’ve been trying to overcome my eating disorder, and odd as it sounds I’m useing the idea of bearing my face as a front line. I try to go without foundation and powder, and just wear my eye and lip makeup some days. Its is so hard, but hopefully it is a step towards the day I can call myself beautiful <3www.brinewench.tumblr.com (personal blog)www.annieateme.tumblr.com (recovery blog)
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This is for the third challenge!
This is me with half my mask. I am troubled. I am broken. I am hurt. The story of my self image is told on my skin. I have all kinds of scars on my body but on my face its my dear skins bad condition and the state of my pores.
I will spend over half an hour a day at the magnifying mirror in the bathroom running my fingertips accross my face, feeling for all the little bumps and searching for every dark little speck. Things a person wouldn’t even see with just their eyes… and I purge my face free of them. Of every single impurity, no matter how small.
I have brought all the cappilliries in my nose right to the surface so now it is permanently red. The skin on my chin, nose and forehead is constantly peeling from the trauma it is subtected to from my fingernails. I have scabs and sores that once were spots. For years of this torture on my face has left it in a STATE that tells the world a little secret about my obsession with perfection.
I mask it. Noone can know I’m sick.

Recently I’ve been trying to overcome my eating disorder, and odd as it sounds I’m useing the idea of bearing my face as a front line. I try to go without foundation and powder, and just wear my eye and lip makeup some days. Its is so hard, but hopefully it is a step towards the day I can call myself beautiful <3
www.brinewench.tumblr.com (personal blog)
www.annieateme.tumblr.com (recovery blog)

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Hi, I&#8217;m Amanda. 18 years old. I was scrolling down my dashboard and I kept seeing all the beautiful submissions, so I decided to do one myself.
My face isn&#8217;t perfect. My eyebrows are patchy, and my skin is red, but I have no problem leaving my house without makeup! I think both of my sides are gorgeous! It hasn&#8217;t always been that way though. When I was younger, I used to wear so much eyeliner it was disgusting, and never would I even consitter leaving my house without makeup on. I don&#8217;t know why either.. Then one day I woke up and said to myself, I don&#8217;t give a crap what people think of me! I started to go to school without any makeup on at all, and I felt so fresh and beautiful.
And now, I barely ever wear makeup. I&#8217;m much too lazy to put it on every single day. But when I do put on makeup, I look fabulous! It makes me feel like a beautiful pin up model, or something like that. Even though I feel great wearing makeup, I never forget my natural beauty that&#8217;s hidden underneath.
I am beautiful, and I won&#8217;t let anyone tell me I&#8217;m not!
Personal Tumblr: asifsetafiree.tumblr.com
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Hi, I’m Amanda. 18 years old. I was scrolling down my dashboard and I kept seeing all the beautiful submissions, so I decided to do one myself.

My face isn’t perfect. My eyebrows are patchy, and my skin is red, but I have no problem leaving my house without makeup! I think both of my sides are gorgeous! It hasn’t always been that way though. When I was younger, I used to wear so much eyeliner it was disgusting, and never would I even consitter leaving my house without makeup on. I don’t know why either.. Then one day I woke up and said to myself, I don’t give a crap what people think of me! I started to go to school without any makeup on at all, and I felt so fresh and beautiful.

And now, I barely ever wear makeup. I’m much too lazy to put it on every single day. But when I do put on makeup, I look fabulous! It makes me feel like a beautiful pin up model, or something like that. Even though I feel great wearing makeup, I never forget my natural beauty that’s hidden underneath.

I am beautiful, and I won’t let anyone tell me I’m not!

Personal Tumblr: asifsetafiree.tumblr.com

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i LOVE makeup. there was a time when i wanted to be a professional makeup artist. but through out the past couple years ive become very comfortable with not wearing as much makeup. i go out a lot more during the day with just mascara or powder on and leave it at that. it makes me feel good that i can be confident and look good with minimal makeup on. :)
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i LOVE makeup. there was a time when i wanted to be a professional makeup artist. but through out the past couple years ive become very comfortable with not wearing as much makeup. i go out a lot more during the day with just mascara or powder on and leave it at that. it makes me feel good that i can be confident and look good with minimal makeup on. :)

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SHYB CHALLENGE #3 (I think)
So I&#8217;m a bit late to the challenge party, and being of the male persuasion I don&#8217;t tend to wear makeup outside of special occasions. Ergo, I shaved half my beard off, which had the same net effect of only wearing half a face of makeup plus came with the added bonus of making me look like a complete tit.
Actually, you know, I could really rock the half-beard look. Ladies&#8230; call me.
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SHYB CHALLENGE #3 (I think)

So I’m a bit late to the challenge party, and being of the male persuasion I don’t tend to wear makeup outside of special occasions. Ergo, I shaved half my beard off, which had the same net effect of only wearing half a face of makeup plus came with the added bonus of making me look like a complete tit.

Actually, you know, I could really rock the half-beard look. Ladies… call me.

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I usually only wear make-up when I got to church or out for a night into town. But when I am with friends and family I am comfortable enough to let them see my imperfect skin. Yes, I do have acne but you know what, I have learned to accept it, because I have learned that my acne doesn&#8217;t make me who I am. I make who I am and that&#8217;s it. No matter how broken out or how bloated I am, I will love myself because I am all I got. :D
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Happy Woman&#8217;s Day! Doesn&#8217;t matter how much make-up we put on, we are beautiful either way. We only accentuate the beauty that is already there.
Be brave littles ones and be happy! Because&#8230;.. -drum rolls- We. Are. Beautiful!!!

-Luna from Aeterna-Videnda
With Love &lt;3

I usually only wear make-up when I got to church or out for a night into town. But when I am with friends and family I am comfortable enough to let them see my imperfect skin. Yes, I do have acne but you know what, I have learned to accept it, because I have learned that my acne doesn’t make me who I am. I make who I am and that’s it. No matter how broken out or how bloated I am, I will love myself because I am all I got. :D

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Happy Woman’s Day! Doesn’t matter how much make-up we put on, we are beautiful either way. We only accentuate the beauty that is already there.

Be brave littles ones and be happy! Because….. -drum rolls- We. Are. Beautiful!!!

-Luna from Aeterna-Videnda

With Love <3

Hi! I&#8217;m Florence. This site is the best thing to ever happen to the internet. This is my half makeup/half normal face. 
I am happy to say that this is the first time in my life that i honestly love my body
(&amp; my curly hair!)
-floflotangerine.tumblr.com
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Hi! I’m Florence. This site is the best thing to ever happen to the internet. This is my half makeup/half normal face. 

I am happy to say that this is the first time in my life that i honestly love my body

(& my curly hair!)

-floflotangerine.tumblr.com

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Without makeup: I feel as if I look plain and innocent. Though, I’m learning to love myself even when I don’t have eyeliner on every single day. I also did my hair differently, just to contrast it.
With makeup: I feel when I have makeup on, people perceive me differently. Like maybe I’m wild and crazy or some shit.. which, I kind of am. But you shouldn’t let makeup be the judge of what you think of people. 
Overall, I kind of like both of my looks. One is very natural and just who I am, and the other is kind of glamorous and edgy. Either way, you should love yourself for who you are, and not what you put on your face every day.
Sidenote: This picture also was not edited and taken with my  crappy webcam. So, in a way it’s the raw quality of it all around.
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Without makeup: I feel as if I look plain and innocent. Though, I’m learning to love myself even when I don’t have eyeliner on every single day. I also did my hair differently, just to contrast it.

With makeup: I feel when I have makeup on, people perceive me differently. Like maybe I’m wild and crazy or some shit.. which, I kind of am. But you shouldn’t let makeup be the judge of what you think of people. 

Overall, I kind of like both of my looks. One is very natural and just who I am, and the other is kind of glamorous and edgy. Either way, you should love yourself for who you are, and not what you put on your face every day.

Sidenote: This picture also was not edited and taken with my  crappy webcam. So, in a way it’s the raw quality of it all around.

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One side makeup one side not
Happy International Women’s Day
I love this blog it has helped me gain confidence, thank you :)
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One side makeup one side not

Happy International Women’s Day

I love this blog it has helped me gain confidence, thank you :)

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I&#8217;ve never really liked my face. Probably because I always compare myself to my other friends. I always thought that my eyes were too small, my teeth too yellow, my eyes too baggy. I can&#8217;t ever be comfortable with myself, unless I at least wear a little makeup. Lately I&#8217;ve been trying to learn how to accept myself, and just be happy. Life isn&#8217;t worth dwelling on what you will never have. If you start telling yourself you&#8217;re a beautiful person, you&#8217;ll start to believe it, thus becoming more happy. If you truly ACT like a beautiful person, on the inside of course, people will start to see past your flaws. If people are that superficial, then they&#8217;re not worth your time anyway.
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I’ve never really liked my face. Probably because I always compare myself to my other friends. I always thought that my eyes were too small, my teeth too yellow, my eyes too baggy. I can’t ever be comfortable with myself, unless I at least wear a little makeup. Lately I’ve been trying to learn how to accept myself, and just be happy. Life isn’t worth dwelling on what you will never have. If you start telling yourself you’re a beautiful person, you’ll start to believe it, thus becoming more happy. If you truly ACT like a beautiful person, on the inside of course, people will start to see past your flaws. If people are that superficial, then they’re not worth your time anyway.

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