Powerful Beauty with Luci Weston

by Bionic Beauty on 18.Sep.2009 · 10 comments

Achieve Powerful Beauty with Bionic Beauty™

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…

Powerful Beauty with Luci Weston of the Here We Are with Luci blog
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?

Catch up on the rest of the Powerful Beauty features. And remember to check back each Friday for another dose of how to Achieve Powerful Beauty!

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Briana September 18, 2009 at 6:56 pm

Luci,
So beautifully written. So Overlooked, but so true. I love to see people smile, make people smile and the time’s in my life when a random photo turned out really well, it alway’s has had, a beautiful smile!

Thank You

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2 Victoria September 18, 2009 at 10:12 pm

Loved her description of it. A smile is a great ice breaker, saying “hello I’m friendly” lol

Oh and p.s. Luci has a gorgeous smile!

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3 Susan September 18, 2009 at 11:17 pm

I’ve enjoyed reading these thought-provoking comments. They led me to ask what is it about a smile that makes us react this way? Other than the basic human reaction to behavior that connotes ‘you can trust me’ and ‘I am a nice person’,
the kind of smile Luci describes also connotes self-assurance, capability, willingness to show regard towards others, and not only ones self. This description may also be applied when defining what makes a woman powerful.
The smile, all by itself, can convey all that meaning, without a word.

I look forward to next Friday’s exchange.

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4 Briana September 19, 2009 at 11:33 am

Yes, Me too! I have really enjoyed the Powerful Beauty each week, right now I also find myself looking foreward to them! It’s like a warm fuzzy on the inside!
Smiling releases good endorphine’s……..
Thank You again Luci!

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5 Luci Weston September 19, 2009 at 12:21 pm

@Brianna @Victoria @Susan: Thank you so much…your comments have me smiling ear to ear!! So happy to be a part of this terrific column and dialogue.

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6 Luci Weston September 19, 2009 at 12:22 pm

@Briana: Oops, I was so happy, I added an extra letter to your lovely name.

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7 Ching Ya September 20, 2009 at 11:51 am

First of all, Luci, you have a beautiful smile! ^^
I’m just so happy to receive you email notifying me this great post! It’s a delight! It’s true, sometimes we take a smile for granted. A smile, is powerful to make a connection; to break an awkward situation… We often see a smiley gravatar but have we been using it often in our daily lives?

This is one simple message but with profound meaning — the 2nd encouragement I got today and pleased with. Stumbled! Good job, my friend.

@wchingya
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8 Luci Weston September 22, 2009 at 2:46 pm

@Ching Ya: TU, CY! Great point about the gravatar, many of us are on line so much, real face to face interaction is becoming scarce. This makes it all the more important to maximize the time we do have with people in “real” life.

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9 Janine N September 28, 2009 at 8:58 am

Just stopped by to grab this link and send it to some friends. It is so beautifully written that I wanted to share it. I’ve been trying out Luci’s philosophy about wearing a smile — I think there is something to it.

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10 Luci Weston September 29, 2009 at 1:05 pm

@Janine N: Thanks for sharing! The more you smile with purpose, the more you feel and see the results. It’s contagious!

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