I am a big believer of being confident in yourself. But I am probably also the biggest hypocrite there is. I preach, but I find it hard to practice what I preach. Confidence in your own looks is something that I find really hard to obtain – especially because we are our own harshest critics.
If you have been reading this blog for awhile, you will know that I have been on this journey of self-discovery and learning to love oneself for as long as this blog as been running. Every day is a journey, every day I learn a little bit more about myself. Some I like, and I file away for when I have days of self-loathing; some I hate and file away never to be brought out again.
Working on this Clearasil campaign has gotten me thinking again about the core values of this blog. Remembering that this blog is about becoming beautiful through confidence in oneself, the Clearasil campaign strongly pushes their belief that the products will be able to ‘give you the confidence to go for it every day’.
I don’t think we, as the nit-picky women (and perhaps men!) would say no to that. At least I know I don’t. But here’s the kicker. I know many ladies who say that Makeup is what gives them the confidence to go forth in their every day-today life. And certainly, since I began learning how to use the beautiful paints and pigments, I have began hiding behind it and building it into my biggest armor.
So Clearasil set me a challenge: To have my portrait painted while I am without my biggest armor: Makeup.
It was not without trepidation that I sat down to have my portrait painted. You can strip me of my armor; but you cannot strip me of my weapon. Over the past week or so, I had been using Clearasil’s Vitamins and Extract range to clean and prep my skin. If there was any chance of me looking good in this portrait, then this was it!
Luckily, Kate (the artist) was an amazing lady. She was quick to put me at ease, and admittedly being drawn in your own living room did mean that I felt quite comfortable very quickly! Still, I was dying to see what was going on behind that sketchbook and had to resist the temptation to peek many times.
What did she come up with? Well, you will have to wait, just like I did.
Meanwhile, here’s a giveaway for you. 5 lucky readers will be given the chance to win the Clearasil Vitamins and Extract Daily Wash. All you need to do is answer this question by the 28th of June:
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Do you think using a daily wash such as Clearasil Vitamins and Extract Daily Wash will enable you to put your best face forward and have the confidence to face every day?