International Women's Day: Four #HighlightREAL Stories
Happy International Women’s Day! To celebrate we’re sharing the stories of four women who have used the #highlightREAL or #IGvsREALme challenge to empower themselves. These challenges were created to lift the veil on our curated digital lives and EMBRACE who we are without filters, Instagrammable moments, and in our full, raw beauty. Whether it's learning to love yourself unfiltered, makeup-less, and all or it's letting go of self doubt and just running with your passion, we are so thrilled that these challenges could help you GROW. Today is all about CELEBRATING our strength, courage, and resilience as a sisterhood and recognizing just how far we’ve come. We’ve made more than a dent in history and we should damn well celebrate it. Read on to see how four women got transparent with themselves through #highlightREAL.
Power in Vulnerability
from Danielle Nagel
IG vs REAL me 👉 I’m going to be honest, this was a little scary to share. It’s so easy to hide behind the makeup, filters, and perfectly curated photos. It’s in our human nature to project our best self to others. The internet makes this SO easy, you can essentially live a double life. What doesn’t come as easy is showing your REAL side, flaws, insecurities, vulnerabilities, and all. But as Bene Brown says best, “Vulnerability is the core of shame, fear and a struggle for worthiness, but it appears that it is also the birthplace of joy, of creativity, belonging, and love.” 🙌 that’s what’s at the code of our new @dazey_la collection. We teamed up with our friend @officiallyquigley to bring back a super cool challenge she started, IG vs REAL ME 👊 Post your ultimate “highlight reel” GLAM shot, and then in your second photo post a highlight REAL photo. No makeup, no filter, no frills. Just like you see here! While a stunning photo of you that makes you feel confident AF is awesome, let’s remind each other that everything you see here on your screen is not the FULL picture ❤️ Make sure to use the hashtag #IGvsREALme and tag @dazey_la and @officiallyquigley in both the caption and tap tags so we don’t miss it 🙌 We will give away a free tee tomorrow 😘 Check out #IGmevsREALmeand get onboard with promoting realistic images of women.
Loving the Skin You're In
from Linnea White
I share this because I want to embolden and encourage other women to love the skin they’re in - flaws and all. Who says we can’t walk out of the house without makeup on and not just do it, but do it powerfully and beautifully, shining from the inside out? Who says what beauty is anyways? I say it’s internal - it’s eternal - it’s innate in each one of us. Our body is a temple, to be cared for and maintained, loved and nourished, fed and kept well. It holds spirit and soul, right there in our bones, coursing through our veins. I believe the outer skin is a reflection of the inner heart. Tend to your heart, just as much (or more!) than you tend to your body.
We are so innately beautiful, ladies! And there is strength in sisterhood. Let’s Be Bravely Beautiful, and let our souls shine.
You Are Incessantly Insta-Worthy
by Cora Alvarado
I’m a big advocate for self care, self love, and living a healthy lifestyle.🌿 The first picture is what I would usually post because my complexion looks nice, the angles are good, and to me it’s appealing. It’s a picture, that in my eyes, is an “Instagram-worthy” picture🎯
The second picture of me at the gym is after a much needed cardio session and some sauna/steam room time. My face is red as a 🍅 & my hair looks like a 🌪 came through and styled my hair. This isn’t something I’d usually post because it isn’t flattering to me.
What I can say is that I’m both of these pics I felt like an absolute boss babe. I love being ready and feeling put together💁🏼♀️ BUT I also love the second picture because I’m doing what I love and feeling good.
IG vs REAL you... both winners🏆
IG vs. Reality
by Kaitlin Grace
Real Lives Aren’t Photoshopped
from Skye Allen
March 28 2023
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