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Sunday, 5 January 2014

Love EVERY Body #2

Hello lovelies! I've been looking forward to writing the next assignment for Love EVERY Body. Our second assignment focuses on our head, face, hair, etc: 'What do you like about your face and hair? Is there anything you wish you could change? What do people compliment you on? Have you got twinkly, mischief-filled eyes, a smile warm enough to melt an iceberg or a voice that'd make angels jealous? Maybe you have adorable dimples or freckles. Perhaps you have great teeth or a head of hair so glorious you turn heads wherever you go. If you're not happy with the physical aspects of this area, think about all the amazing things which go on above the neck - assuming you have all your senses you've got eyes to see with, ears to hear with, a nose to smell with and a mouth to speak/eat/kiss with. There's a lot to love there.Above all else (and to state the obvious) our heads contain our brains, the thing which make us wonderfully, individually US.'

I have very mixed views on everything above my neckline, which have changed over time. As I mentioned in my letter to my body, as a child 'I was bullied for my turned-up nose (Miss Piggy, I was called), thick hair (Macy Gray) and weight (Kelly Osbourne, which I think was a weight/hair combo)'. Throughout my life I've also been affected by negative comments about my skin (acne and resulting scarring) and facial hair. Putting that all to one side for the moment, I generally like my face and hair and I'm a lot happier with it than I used to be.

 
Image © Big Fat Betty | Having thick hair can sometimes be a bit of a nightmare (thank you Tangle Teezer) but generally it's a blessing. It's been through Hell and back with bleach and dyes yet still remains strong and I can have fashionably 'big hair' with ease. I like having longer hair and it's grown a lot over the past couple of years.

I love my eyes and think they're my best feature; they're a beautiful shade of blue and I have long eyelashes. I also like my lips; no lip plumper required! I used to hate my nose (primarily because I was bullied about it) but now I don't mind it and people seem to think it's cute. I like my pale skin tone although I'm still learning to love my moles and scars.

Unfortunately I don't think it's possible to love my facial hair and it continues to make me feel incredibly self-conscious. I have to regularly shave my chin to get rid of the thick dark hairs, but doing so can give me spots and leaves me with stubble; catch 22. The 'sideburns' aren't as bad as they used to be and that lip hair is becoming increasingly noticeable (thanks to a Beautician pointing it out). Honestly, if cost wasn't an issue, I'd have laser treatment.

My acne has improved significantly over the years and I'm not as bothered about the scarring as I once was, though I admit I often wish my skin was as 'flawless' as it appears with a good layer of foundation. I'm gradually becoming more accepting of it, but there's room for improvement.

My teeth are disgusting, but I have myself to blame for that as I haven't looked after them very well. However, I am thankful to have a full set of teeth, a nice smile and dimples. Last but not least, I'm grateful to have all my senses and hope that I never lose them.

You can find links to the other bloggers taking part at the bottom of Leah's post here or check out the #LoveEVERYBody hashtag on Twitter.

18 comments:

  1. Hi Betty. I think you are ridiculously cute! You have a beautiful face, AWESOME hair and exude loveliness. I love that you have such vivid, strong hair! I so would if my hair was light enough to dye (years of permanent dark dye sadly). You're right about your eyes, they're a gorgeous shade of blue. you have a stunning mouth shape and your nose is lovely. I don't see whats to pick on about that. I think some individuals will always find something to pick on someone else about to cover their own insecurities.

    I had the acne and resultant scars problem too and my skin doesn't look the best without makeup. I think though that we probably notice our skin problems much more than other people do.

    I completely forgot the facial hair thing!!! Yup, I hear you! I have to regularly take to my chin with tweezers to get rid of thick black hairs too. A couple of times I've just lost patience and took to it with a razor as well, lol.

    Anyway, just wanted to say I think you're beautiful and enjoyed reading your blog. x

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comments :) I've bleached out black before but not years worth...it isn't fun I must say!

      I agree we probably notice far more than other people, although my Dad always seems to notice when I have a bad breakout *sigh*...I know he doesn't mean it negatively when he comments on it, but it's still not very helpful!

      I think I started off with tweezers on my chin...no point now, it's practically a beard!

      Thank you so much :) x

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  2. You are stunning, I see that picture and your eyes just entrance me. And I am utterly envious of your eyelashes. Your nose is adorable. And I love your hair and your smile.


    Beautiful.

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    1. Thank you so much, such kind words :) x

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  3. I´ve already told you I´m amaze with your hair, and it lights up your lovely eyes even more. When I was a kid I would have kill for your nose -it´s really cute. Facial hair is annoying, hopefully someone would invent a solution that won´t cost a kidney like laser.

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    1. Thank you :) haha yes I live in hope! x

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  4. I think you are such a cutie! Your eyes are amazing. Your nose is adorable. And I love your hair!

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  5. I think you've got a lovely button nose. I love your eyes and you look gorgeous in that photo, as I said on Facebook. Your big hair is fabulous! I have some hairs on my chin and hate them. I have one in particular which isn't there one day then boom a big black f*cker suddenly appears. It's really thick as well. I know our female hormones decrease as we get older, but jeez, put the hairs where no one can see them. ;) I'm glad you're happier with yourselves these days. I think you're lovely and hope we can meet again soon. x x

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Leah :) I didn't know hormones decrease, I feel like they're increasing! I think you're lovely too and can't wait to see you again x

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  6. I love love love your hair, I can't wait to see your hair in the flesh! And your eyelashes are super duper nice too!xo

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  7. I think you are gorgeous! Your eyes are amazing an I love what you do with your hair. Just to add, your a lovely person too so that shines out. Make-up or no make up, big hair or small hair. :) x May I just a that you have an ovely cute nose. I'd have it any day.

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    1. Aww thank you Hollie :) if my nose ever comes off I'll let you have first dibs haha x

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  8. Betty, my dear Betty. You are gorgeous!! Inside and out. Your face is pretty and your nose? I agree with Hollie.. I'd have it anyday!! :) I think you are such a vibrant person and you have tons of charm as well. And your hair!! Wow... it always look so stunning! You must keep this pink and purple hair a while as it is spot on for you. When I saw it yesterday it looked like the best coloured hair I have ever seen!! You are beautiful, brave and colourful!! :)

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comments Mookie :) x

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