Brave and Beautiful

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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!

Here I am with makeup…

And here I am without.  My daughter wanted to jump in with me too, and I was more than happy with that, especially for this movement!

As my daughter was waiting to be tucked into bed the other night, I came in to a conversation she was having with my husband.

“What if other people don’t think I am pretty?”

“Does it matter if my hair and clothes are pretty?”

She is 5.

I LOVE this message by Colbie. My answer to my daughter was the same. It doesn’t matter what you wear, it doesn’t matter the makeup you wear.

It matters WHO you are.

It matters that you LOVE yourself.

It matters that you are HAPPY.

And when those things happen, you will glow. You will be so beautiful and you will radiate that beauty to everyone you see. When these things happen, it doesn’t matter what clothes and makeup you have on the outside, you will be confident and beautiful because YOU believe it.

My mom never wore makeup and I think she is one of the most beautiful women there is. She always told us we never needed it to be pretty. And I believe that still to this day. I really do feel comfortable in my skin. I worry what I am like on the inside and I work to improve it a lot. I also work at keeping myself healthy and put together on the outside because I think  it can reflect that beauty from the inside.

I have this quote hanging in my daughter’s room. I want her to believe every word and to be herself, to be comfortable in her own skin and let her inner beauty radiate the gorgeous girl she is! And more than anything, hope I can be an example of the same thing, so she can see that in me.

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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 (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

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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 Bee 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

#colbietry #iambraveandbeautiful

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30 Responses to “Brave and Beautiful”

    • Kiki Comin

      amen! love my little girls and want them to grow up to be strong women. :) xoxo

  1. capturing joy with kristen duke

    You are beautiful inside and out, my friend! Your daughter is so stinkin cute, too! It’s a tough job we have to raise them to love themselves, isn’t it? Love this message.

    • Kiki Comin

      you are just too sweet, kristen. it IS a tough job…just grateful I have such amazing kids who help ME out! xoxo

    • Kiki Comin

      thanks, rebecca! :)

  2. Your Sister Circle

    You are so pretty!! and you look so young in your natural photo!! LOVE this whole campaign..so glad to be a part of it with so many amazing women!! #womenneedwomen #hugstimesfive

    • Kiki Comin

      haha..oh, you are so nice. :) such a great movement…xoxo

  3. Emily

    I think you’re stunning. And your beautiful on the inside as well–I could sense that beauty (and joy) when I finally met you in person. So happy to know you and to call you a friend.

    • Kiki Comin

      oh, sweet emily. you are so great. i feel the same about you. xoxo

      • Emily

        And I just noticed my typo. And I hate typos. Pretend that “your” is really “you’re.” I couldn’t sleep if I didn’t edit it.

  4. Kaylynn

    I love that you’re teaching your girl how to be strong and powerful at such a young age. Thanks for sharing!

    • Kiki Comin

      thanks for stopping by, girl! xoxo

  5. kimbowest

    I love your printable! you are so beautiful! There are so many things that “matter” in life…and makeup should be low priority!!!

    • Kiki Comin

      thanks, sweet lady! you are the best. xoxo

  6. Ashlee

    how great that your mom helped you be such a confident woman, I hope that i can instill that in my daughters as well! thx for sharing

    • Kiki Comin

      Thanks for stopping by, Ashlee. I adore you and all your talent! xoxo

    • Kiki Comin

      What an awesome movement this is. It’s so inspiring and just what every woman needs to hear. Thanks, Megan!

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