I was crying yesterday after reading through your stories. I wish I have more gifts to give! Maybe I might add more winners or do something special next year! 🙂 Thank you for participating in my #GoodVibesGifting. It really means the world to me. I am so happy that we can connect through my social platforms. Thank you, thank you and thank you.
If you just tuned in to this #GoodVibesGifting post, feel free to check out more details on how to be a part of on this Day 1 post.
LAST MINUTE HOLIDAY OUTFIT IDEAS
In today’s post, I want to talk about another tip I find helpful during the holidays if you don’t already know what to wear. Yesterday we were talking about wearing red to match with the holiday season. Today I want to bring this classy tip up to share with you, on how to liven up your Holiday look.
This is an easy peasy tip that you can do right away. Picking a neutral colored long coat and putting on will be a very quick fix to add that classy feel into your holiday look.
You could add green, gold, or red to bring the holiday spirit on.
I’m wearing my old long wool coat I got years ago from Forever21. I’m linking a few similar ones, here, here and here. My green mock neck ribbed dress is also years old from Forever21, so I’m linking a few similar ones here, here and here. My red sock boots are from Zara (similar ones here and here), my red baret and handbag are from Amazon.
We took this photoshoot last weekend and I was 32 weeks pregnant exact. My husband and I LOVE spending our working hours during the weekends together especially after finishing our photoshoot. Just to drive home in a car together just the two of us, it feels so amazing every time.
Thanks to our moms who watched our baby while we were working on creating content for you.
DAY TWO OF #GOODVIBESGIFTING
Get to know me: If you were one of my childhood friends, you would have known that I don’t look like how I look today. Not because I was older but because I used to have an underbite jaw, and I didn’t feel I was beautiful enough.
I went to my dentist and she told me to wait until I turned 20 to be able to do a jaw surgery, at that time I was 13 years old. My dentist and her surgeon team wanted to make sure my jaw wouldn’t come out again and they didn’t want me to go through surgery twice. I found myself crying often at night as I didn’t want to wait for that long to look and feel pretty.
Time passed and that day finally arrived. I got my jaw fixed but now my nose was super flat and big. Still, I didn’t love how I looked but thank God my jaw is normal like other people finally. That time I was in collage and I worked part time as an M.C. and exhibition model where I needed to submit photos for auditions. I remembered my cousin who worked with this advertising company telling me that one of the casting agents commented that I didn’t look like in the picture. I didn’t know what part of my body he commented but I was so upset and heartbroken to hear. At least I got the job though!
That moment got me to think about my other weakness which was my nose. With that comment I went to the plastic surgeon and booked my nose surgery the next day. I didn’t even think about the recovery time as I got booked for a jobs that would begin in 5 days. I went on a meeting 3 days before the event and had to wear sunglasses to cover my puffy face.
I know this doesn’t make sense to others but I think I had so many self-confidence issues. I never showed it to other people that I wasn’t confident in my own skin even though that was how I felt. Funny enough, I had so many boys chasing me around since I was in Middle School. Lol!
I think it was because of my good heart, sweet, fun and sassy personality and how positively I look at life. Which makes people around me feel comfortable and feel loved. Whoever comments on how I look now, I really don’t take it for granted because I love who I am.
Now I look at myself and always say to myself, Wow! I’m so Beautiful both inside and out!
My thoughts for you today is to not be afraid to change yourself for the better. Either taking care of your skin, exercise often, or other things that will make you happy about yourself now.
In the end, everyone will look the same. Our skin will be saggy and wrinkled! We will get old but that doesn’t mean you have to wait for that day to arrive and stay unhappy about yourself. Do something that will make you happy and don’t bother about what others’ think anymore.
You don’t need to be like others, know your value, know what you like, know who you are and love yourself. That’s the most important thing. No one will love you unless you start loving yourself first.
Question for you today: Share with us, what is one thing you used to not like about yourself, how did you work through your negative thoughts and embrace yourself?
I’m looking forward to reading your stories. Don’t forget to stop by my Instagram and answer a fun question there too! Also don’t forget to use #GoodVibesGifting at the end of the your comment so I know you are participating in this contest.
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See you again tomorrow for more stories!
ahhh this is one good question :D. firstly even now though i’m pretty much confident about my body and the way i look … i have a very dark birthmark just near my elbow with a lot of hair. well in the beginning it used to be EMBARRASSING and i used to feel bad about it a lot, especially when others used to point and ask “what is thaaaat?”. it was kindof mortifying.as i grew older i realized while that might be a problem it really is not such big of a deal compared to rest of the problems my family has faced like having diabetes, losing a job or losing a loved one and i have now become immune to any comments regarding my birthmark. i’ve accepted it, and ive got an amazing boyfriend who accepts every part of me :”). so really , i love the way i am and i’m very very happy you’ve accepted yourself too because you’re very beautiful <3 Cheers!! #goodvibesgifting
Your birthmark is there for a reason, how you embrace it makes you who you are. You are beautiful and your boyfriend knows it, that’s why he accepts every part of you.
I’m not perfect but I always liked myself and didn’t want to change anything physically. As for my personality, I am too shy and miss many opportunities in life because of it. #GoodVibesGifting
If you know that’s the reason why you have missed out on some opportunities, it’s never too late to make a change. I know you can do it.
Thank you Molly.
I used to hate my nose when I was younger. Now I realise it’s quite a cute nose, and makes me look younger than my years. Things get better with age, including self-acceptance. #GoodVibesGifting
That’s so true! It’s how you look at life that makes it so beautiful.
I used to not like the small mole on my face. I felt like it made me stand out when I was very little. We even had a well-meaning family friend offer to take me to a dermatologist to have it removed! Now though, I love it. It’s not large (around 6th grade, it fit my face much better and is very small in comparison), and I don’t notice it anymore. It makes me unique from any other person. I think the process of becoming mature and growing up and having other things to worry about made it less of an issue for me. #GoodVibesGifting
These small things about our body can irritate us when we are younger and pay too much attention to it. I have a lot on my face too and love them!
I used to be very self conscious about my weight. As I’ve grown older I’ve learned to be happy in my own skin way more than I ever was growing up. I wish I had known then what I know now. #GoodVibesGifting
It’s funny how your mind can change over time and make you become less concerned about certain areas on your body than when you were younger.
thank you for sharing your story. One thing I learned recently about myself is that when I’m in front of people I haven’t seen in awhile or trying to impress friends, I tend to overshare information. I don’t know if it’s because I’m nervous or what, but sometimes I agree with something I normally wouldn’t. Afterwards, I’m always like – why did I say that? I’ve been trying to think more before I speak and express my true feelings, even if it makes the situation uncomfortable – at least I’m honest with myself.#GoodVibesGifting
Thats great to hear! You want to be honest with yourself and with people around you but at the same time you don’t want to share every detail about yourself. I’m glad you noticed yourself doing that, think before you speak is perfect.
I used to not like my waist. I thought it too thick but i learned to accept myself the way i am
Forgot to say #goodvibesgifting thanks
You are perfect the way you are, just embrace yourself!
I am irish and Norwegian so I am very pale. I grew up in a town that many of the kids in my class were italian and they all went tanning. I stuck out and would even hear often how pale I was. As if i didnt already know. I did not want to get spray tan because that is not who i was. i saw more and more celebrities that looked like me and they had fun with bold colors and bright red lips and i thought well i can do that too and now i am very proud of how i look.
That’s great that you didn’t give in to the peer pressure in your youth. Be yourself and own it, that’s how you truely find out who you really are.
For me, I don’t know that I ever learned to ‘love’ myself, but what I did realise is that the outer shell is not important at all. I love myself inside and that’s what’s important. As you say, we all will be old and wrinkled eventually there’s no avoiding it, but many are born with disfigurements or can never look the way society wants. What I’m saying is, the more we throw off society’s expectations (something really hard, even I feel them), the happier we are. Societal expectations are there to make us unhappy, to make us ‘buy’ but the truth is if your personality is beautiful you will be beautiful. It shines out of your face and the people who love you will see it. It’s why we have ‘guilty’ crushes on ‘ugly’ people. Beauty is totally subjective and made up of so much more than the external shell. Sorry if this is a bit preachy, but I learned this over time! #GoodVibesGifting
Great points! It’s overwhelming at times what society is pushing on us but it’s up to you to determine how you live your life.
#GOODVIBESGIFTING I WAS AN OVERWEIGHT KID, ALWAYS HAD BEEN SINCE THE YOUNGEST PICTURES OF ME, I NEVER had a time when I was thin, match this with moving all the time, I went to 14 different schools growing up, this meant for no long-term friendships even in the tween or teen years. I now have tried to maintain a healthy weight and have been steadfast with my own children in where we live. I set the goal of living in the same school district and home while my kids grew up, I never wanted them to feel like the new kid in school. They have gone to sleep away camp and had other experiences where they were meeting new people but I wanted them to have lasting friendships that I so lacked growing up. now my daughter a senior in high school has had the same best friend since first grade. and my youngest a freshman has a friend well a few of them since kindergarten. I just know that small thing has made me and them happier and healthier, so the thing that has changed is the nomad lifestyle.
Friendships are so important in life as they help you through good times and bad. It’s so nice to hear that you made a big effort to stay in one place so that your children could foster some wonderful friendships. I bet they feel so blissed to have a mother like you.
I didn’t like my size but the older I got after spending many years dieting undecided I am who I am and people could like me or not. #GOODVIBESGIFTING
You are how you feel. Embrace yourself and be happy!
I used to hate my freckles, probably because kids made fun of them all through school. I love them now and my nieces and nephews contributed to that. They would try to count them and it was just so cute. #GoodVibesGifting
Freckles are so beautiful, I don’t know why some people think the opposite.
I have always hated the way i looked.when i was young and in high school i got made fun of because i was flat chested.after i had my brain enuryism 8 yrs ago and had surgery i have put on 60 lbs. i got a new treadmill but my husband wouldn’t put it together for me so i have never used it.
Let’s hope your husband will build it for you soon.
As I’ve grown older, I look more and more like my mom. I used to hate that! Over the years, I’ve realized that looking my age is ok! I’m an adult and it’s ok to not look “cute” like a teenager anymore. I’ve learned to embrace my age. #goodvibesfgifting
That’s a good way to look at it.
I have never liked the back of my hands, the skin is thin and you can see the the veins and tendons. But now I lke makinG the veins move and dance around. #GoodVibesGifting
Great positivity! You need to love every part of your body.
I hated how hairy I was. I was constantly waxing, shaving, etc. Now I accept as part of my heritage. I still shave but i’m not obsessive about it. #GoodVibesGifting
Your heritage is what makes you unique and different than others around you. Glad to hear you made that positive change.
growing up, i did not appreciate being deaf. i think i fully embraced it after i got pregnant with my first child. today, i dont mind it at all, it is a good thing that i can turn my hearing aid off when i want and enjoy total silence. but not being able to hear has helped me become closer to my kids and family. #GoodVibesGifting
Even something you may take as a negative can be turned around into a positive, depending on how you look at it. That’s why we have to love ourselves, inside and out!
I used to not like the freckles on my face. I would use lemon juice and fade creams to try to get rid of them. As I am older now, I actually have MOre. Now, I love them. They are one of the features that give My face CHARACTER and make me unique. #Goodvibesgifting
Freckles are so unique and beautiful. Not everyone has freckles and you are so lucky to have them. Stay beautiful!
My birthmark over my body(light Spots).Always trying to hide my arms.Finally UNDERSTanding this is How I was created and be grateful.#GOODVibesGifting
You are born they way you’re supposed to be. Love it.
When i was younger, i had very bad acne and was super self-conscious about It. I eventually went on accutAne and afTerward felt so much more confident. Now, i have scarring. It used to bother me a lot, but i just Cover it with makeup the best i can anD try not to worrY about it so much! #goodvibesgifting
Love who you are. You are beautiful.
Nearly 3 years ago I went for a routine chemical peel at a spa for my pre-wedding preparations. It ended in me getting a severe infection in my face that left scars all over and left me on medicine for 1 1/2 years.
I used to not be able to look in the mirror with the light on, but I have slowly overcome that and begun to find myself beautiful again as of this year. It is still a work in progress – and some days are better or worse than others, but I am finally learning to have confidence in myself again…and that is so important to me. #GoodVibesGifting
Confidence is key to feeling beautiful about yourself. I’m sorry to hear about your situation but can tell you have the courage and strength to cope through this. You are beautiful, you just need to feel it!
I hated how I looked because i was overweight. I know i was and i hated being in pictures because of how fat i was. I decided that i didn’t want to live like that anymore because i had a hard time walking and just doing ordinary daily things. i began going to the gym 5 days a week and just walking on the treadmill and only doing 1 mile. I was able to build up my stamina to be able to take step AEROBIC classes which helped me to lose the unwanted weight. I also started watching what i ate. Losing the weight made me feel so much better and gaining muscle was actually a blessing because when got sick my body was strong.
That’s great to hear you have made such big life changes for the better. Your style of life and how you go through each day can impact your confidence. Keep up the positive vibes and stay beautiful!
I’m a really anxious person that has struggled with OCD since I was in the second grade and I used to hate that about myself and do everything I could to ignore that part of me. It was when I began to accept it and address it head on that it didn’t feel like such a burden. #goodVibesgifting
When we face our insecurities and embrace them whole heartedly is when you can truly feel yourself and be happy!
I used to not like the way I looked. I’ve grown older and more comfortable with my looks, but I’ve also become much more confident with who i am and what I have to offer the world, and that matters much more than superficial appearance. #GoodVibesGifting
You are a beautiful person who will touch the lives of others by being and loving yourself.
I consulted with my class teacher and I also read a book how to improve your personality. There were three great things that I had learned. First, I knew how to talk wisely with eye contact that build up confident while I was speaking. Secondly, being a helpful person would get to know others. Participation and volunteer were the key of success. Lastly,Smiling made friends.