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Happy Valentine’s Day…… XOXOXOX Lookin’ Good Girl

I want to wish you a very happy Valentine’s Day…..! I hope it’s filled with lots of love for yourself (first and foremost), love for your family and friends and an appreciation for all the ways Love shows up in your life today. XOXOXO, Beth

happy valentine's from Lookin' Good Girl

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Balanced Beauty…. Looking Around

The last post in the Balanced Beauty series is about  the importance of having Beauty in your surroundings and current environment.

Why would it be important to focus on “Environmental Beauty”…. well, when we look at something that we perceive as Beautiful it creates all sorts of wonderful emotions and feelings; it can lighten your mood, make you feel happy, calm your nerves… all sorts of lovely responses take place.

Plus, your Environment can play a big role in how you engage with the rest of the World. This can be very subtle. But imagine these two different scenarios:

1) You walk into a room where there are white walls, a metal folding chair, a small plastic table and no windows.

2) You walk into the same room where there are still white walls, but with a few pretty vintage looking mirrors, a big comfy chair, beautiful flowers on that small plastic table and sunlight flooding through  several windows.

Which room would you rather walk into and hang out in? How do you think you would feel and or act in each room? What about your level of creativity? Or how would your  productivity be influenced in each room? Just a few things to think about.

Adding Beauty into various environments can be really easy and can be expressed in very simple ways. It just needs to be YOUR definition of Beauty and what speaks to you.

Homework Time

Think about 3 places you go on a regular basis everyday of your Life… it could be your office, it could be in your car, it could be in the kitchen, even in the bathroom.

Think of 1 simple way you can make each place more Beautiful. Can you add a vase of flowers or some pretty candles? Can you get figure out a way to add essential oils into the room with a diffuser?

Notice how you feel when you look at this spot with an emphasis on Beauty. You might be pleasantly surprised to see how something so simple can have a wonderful impact on your day.

Want some inspiration for ways to create your Beautiful Space… come follow Lookin Good Girl’s Pinterest page For The Home. Get inspired, put your own spin on what you see and take it out into those places you go everyday.

I created this in my kitchen a while back and every time I looked at it ... I felt better! No Joke.

Golden Angel and Red Candle holders lit up Christmas for me Last year

 

 

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Balanced Beauty…….I Gotta Feeling….

The focus of this week’s post is all about Balanced Beauty in the Emotional Realm.

Specifically, how you feel about Beauty and what the little voice in your head says most of the time. In last week’s post I challenged readers to start paying attention to the physical aspects of Beauty; both for themselves and others. And I’m wondering what the results were. What surfaced when you were presented with the challenge to look at the part of yourself that you really Love? Did you find a part of your physical Beauty that you really Love?????  There could be a wide spectrum of responses and feelings and this week I want to draw your attention to how you feel about your Beauty.

If you could take 2 minutes and inventory your self talk around how you look- what would the results be?

Is 95% of what you say to yourself Positive, semi-positive or down right Negative? When you look in the mirror what is your initial reaction? Do you start in on how your nose is to0 big, your pores are too big, your forehead is too big?? What is your first response when you see yourself?

I would love for this post to be kind of like a wake-up call or at least a mini-reminder to check your self talk around Beauty.

How much energy are you spending every day focusing on a perceived negative aspect of your self? Think about it… if you look in the mirror 10 times today and every single time your mind goes into some variation of “I’m ugly”.. that’s A LOT of TIME and ENERGY that’s gonna create crappy feelings. And pardon the boldness of the next message, but; that’s A LOT of WASTED TIME & ENERGY that’s going into creating crappy feelings. You could be using your time and energy in a much better way.

This week’s challenges:

1) Tune in to your initial response to looking in the mirror. What comes up for you in the way of emotions and feelings? Is it something positive?? Awesome, you get a gold star.  Take some of that positive Mojo into the world and pass it around.  Is your self talk negative? That’s alright… move on to part 2

2) Ask yourself; “Is it beneficial for my self-esteem and confidence to continue this negative self-talk? “Are these mean things I say to myself actual even true? Hone in on one area that you find you keep harping on in regards to your Beauty and make a choice to stop the insanity of being a meany to yourself.

Your Emotional Balanced Beauty is totally up to you! It’s called Free-Will and you get to decide how you wanna feel about your self! True story.

I’m going to leave you with a song by this guy named Bruno Mars… maybe you’ve heard of him? Anyway, I LOVE (love, love, love) this song!!!! So….I want you to imagine how your day would be if you looked into the mirror and felt this way about yourself. Heck, go ahead and sing it to yourself!

Last week Francois Nars reminded us that; “Every woman has something beautiful about her”.

This week Mr. Mars reminds us that; “Pretty girl, pretty girl, pretty girl, you should be smiling….A girl like you should never look so blue”

And it’s true.. but it’s up to you to make the choice to see yourself as Beautiful AND feel that way!

 

 

Not feeling Beautiful... Girl, ain't nobody got time for that!

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Balanced Beauty…….. Let’s Get Physical…..

This week’s post is the first part of a 3 week series on Balanced Beauty…..

You may not have ever thought about how “Beauty” effects your everyday Life so this series will be kind of like an introduction to the concept. There are areas in our Life where we, as women, need Balanced Beauty.

In talking about the physical realm of Beauty, we’re going to focus on you as a physical being. There are lots of ways we could discuss physical beauty in landscaping, architecture, music – but for the sake of this post we’re going to be focusing on you- with your physical body.

There’s a quote that I absolutely love…..

 

This is SOOOO true! And something that should really be focused on more – but come from an empowering place for each individual woman. When I read this quote- it really struck me at a deep level- like, every single woman has something beautiful about her. Maybe it’s her eyes or her hair or her amazing, glowing skin. Or maybe it’s the way she can pull off glasses that make her look ultra smart and ultra sophisticated. Maybe the lady in front of you in Starbucks is pulling off a color that you never even dare to try on-but she is rocking that Taupe like nobody’s business… that’s still an element of Beauty.

I often people watch when I’m in public places and I’ve found myself thinking of this quote more and more and challenging myself to find the physical quality that each woman radiates and makes her unique.

“That lady with the scowl on her face… Man, she has really pretty eyes.”

“That girl who just cut me off in the parking lot…. she has such pretty hair and I love her sideways braid! ”

“The woman (who just caught me staring at her) she has like the perfect cupid’s bow on her upper lip”

These are just thoughts that have run through my mind since first coming across the quote above.

A Lookin Good Girl Challenge:

1)Think about your own physical feature that makes you the stunning woman that you are. When you look in the mirror what do you see that makes you proud? That physical aspect of you that  makes you go “DaaDamn- yea Francois I got it going on”.

2)While in a public place look around at the women you see and find their physical feature that stands out as beautiful.

Everyone woman has something beautiful about her … so find it! If you can, give the Lady a compliment on it , if you can’t, to yourself…silently Bless her Beauty.

 

How would it change your perspective of yourself and other woman, if you showed up everyday completely tapped into the fact your a Beautiful Woman?

What do you think would happen if women went around silently blessing each other’s Beauty. Hmmmmm?

Those are some questions to think about.

And make sure to check back in the next coming weeks for the other two areas you could benefit from Balanced Beauty in your every day life.

 

 

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