Welcome to this week’s Powerful Beauty segment! This week fellow blogger and gal pal, Luci Weston shares how she defines Powerful Beauty.
Luci is an amazing woman. She’s impressed me from the day we “met” online. Her lifestyle blog “Here We Are With Luci” features its own radio show, a book club of sorts, beauty news, health advice, career info, pop culture discussions and witty humor. And it’s all delivered in Luci’s fresh style.
So go grab a drink and check out Luci’s contribution…
When Jami asked me to write an entry for Powerful Beauty, I immediately accepted because I enjoy its collective platform to share and exchange experiences about beauty. After much consideration about what my true feelings are about the meaning of “powerful” beauty, I realized that I did not have a clear answer. The idea of beauty and its power are blurred due to constant media images of what we are supposed to perceive as beautiful. Certainly, there are many women held up as the personification of beauty, e.g., Angelina Jolie, Jessica Alba, Beyonce, Sophia Lauren. But what is it exactly that moves us about these women or any others, famous or not? Is it the eyes, the hair, the confidence? Yes, no, maybe, perhaps.
It finally occurred to me that there is one thing we all possess that can — and does — move people, be they young, old, familiar, or a complete stranger. It is a smile. Any old grin simply will not do. It has to be a smile that speaks from the soul. One that shines from within to connect you to another human being. Age, dress size, or less than perfect teeth do not matter. A full, heartfelt, radiant smile combined with eye-contact is the most powerful tool a woman possesses in her beauty arsenal. A beautiful smile instantly makes the face look pretty. It makes the eyes sparkle. It draws others to you more effectively than words; it even transcends language barriers. It emits a special intangible feeling for the “smiler and the smilee.” Best of all, it’s free and you can never wear too much of it!
I adore Luci’s “smiler” and “smilee” catch phrases. I think I’m going to have to adapt those into my vocabulary! Well ladies, how do you relate to Luci’s Powerful Beauty definition? And who are your favorite famous Powerful Beauties?
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