A Little Shine
Update; I typed a really great post and forgot to click save. Kill me.
I'm not a fan of people changing their bodies. Whether you're getting your lips surgically enhanced, your "fat" suctioned off, or anything else that people do nowadays, I'm not a fan of too much "fake" anything. I've been paying attention to Kim Kardashian's Snapchat lately, and I'm surprisingly disappointed at the role model she isn't being. From her obsession with stepping on the scale everyday, to her ridiculous yo-yo dieting (that never works, trust me) I get nervous about teens looking up to people like her.
We're living in a world where people are obsessed with changing who they are. I adore my legs, but I absolutely hate my stomach. I've come to the conclusion that I will never have abs, regardless of my diet or exercise regime: they just don't want to become a part of my body. That's why I show off my legs more than I show off my stomach. It's rare that I'll ever wear a top like I'm wearing in the pictures above, because I'm seriously so conscious of my hips and stomach. But they're both a part of me that I can't change, and that's what I've come to realize! I'm human, after all.
Work with what you have, and be confident with your body. You only get one, so you might as well utilize your body to the best degree.
One treatment I don't mind is organic spray tans, like this one from Organic Shimmer. No, I don't get a spray tan everyday, and I definitely don't go sitting in tanning beds, though I don't mind a little glow for a special occasion. I'm seriously pale, so getting a bit of tan decreases the time any makeup artist has to spend pounding makeup on me to look like I'm not a ghost. Plus, looking tanner makes me feel more confident, and if you have to tweak something small to feel better when you look in the mirror, isn't it worth it?
I don't advice young adults to proceed with surgical enhancements, like lip plumping or botox, because those are more permanent surgeries that have way higher risks than a silly spray tan. However, if you absolutely know in your heart that you won't regret altering your body, than go for it. Just think twice (or more than twice) about changing your beautiful self.
You truly are beautiful the way you are, regardless of your hip size, your lip size, or your stomach size.