Everything made me feel like I belonged

Keywords: fashion

I was secretly very miserable. Behind the smiles, the nice wardrobe, and daily posts, I was unhappy. I was putting all this pressure on myself to look perfect, to be Instagram famous. I would spend far too long photoshopping every single feature I thought made me ugly, eventually heavily relying on beauty filters. Though I mostly received amazing compliments and was often featured on Liz Lisa’s Instagram, I hyper-fixated on the negative comments I would receive. Being told by random trolls that I’m too skinny, my nose is crooked, my head is too big, my face is too photoshopped, my face is not photoshopped enough, it was too much.

http://amberdaisuki.me/2021/06/my-himekaji-journey
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Through fashion I have learned how to make myself feel more self-assured and outgoing

Keywords: my thought catalog , blog , bloggers , bloggerstyle , blogging

When I was younger, I would often cry in the dressing room while shopping. It’s still challenging choosing outfits for my body type. However, I no longer try to disappear under layers of baggy clothes. I have learned to accentuate the details about myself that I feel confident about to balance out the details that make me feel insecure.

https://rachelsanzone.com/2021/01/31/hi-im-rachel

I remember the first time in my adult life that I looked at myself in the mirror and genuinely liked what I saw without makeup enough to go out like that

Keywords: unpopular opinions , beauty , featured , makeup

It was a few months into my marriage on a regular day. I was getting ready; planning what I needed to do and looked at myself in the mirror and thought, “You know what? I look fine without makeup today.”

https://megansmindsymphonies.wordpress.com/2020/11/13/beauty-without-a-filter