The Essence of Beauty: Cultivating Confidence

If you could discover beauty from within a bottle, what would it be like? Would it have taste or texture? What would its fragrance be? What do you think makes up ‘the essence of beauty’? Even more importantly, where can you get it?

Over my next few posts, I’m going to share with you some of the simplest yet most effective beauty tips which you can do yourself at home. I promise you’ll shine, and people WILL notice! I believe the most effective and enduring treatments come directly from Mother Nature. They promote radiance, vitality and true beauty from within. It’s almost like taking beauty from a bottle, and it really works.

Let’s think beautiful thoughts for a moment about what we want to see & feel:

  • Youthful, glowing skin
  • Sparkling, clear eyes
  • Body tone
  • Full, shiny hair
  • Vivacious energy
  • Bright teeth & gums
  • Strong nails
  • Age-defying figure
  • Inner beauty & confidence

Most of my natural living tricks tend to sort these wishes out all at once! That’s the secret. Using nature is the closest thing I’ve experienced to finding beauty which reflects upon the outer person, as quickly & easily as if it were taken from a bottle.  Nature has just the perfect potion for beautifying the whole body and keeping the essence of beauty for a lifetime!

Let’s begin by touching on my last point, ‘Inner beauty & confidence’.

Remember, You feel fantastic when you are confident, and you feel confident when you feel fantastic. Here are a few quick confidence boosters which can change the way you feel overnight:

1. SMILE and laugh – it’s a choice!

2. Give yourself daily AFFIRMATIONS:

3. ACCEPT and love any ‘imperfections’


5. Make the time to eat well & exercise

6. Wear things you LOVE

Write out a few little affirmations in your journal or on little cards. I have a pile of personalized cards by my bedside, which are lovely to read first thing in the morning before any negative thoughts arise! You may enjoy keeping a day diary of what you wear, how you’ve worn your hair or what make-up style you’ve chosen. Mobile phones are great for this.

Something I’ve learned from my teenage daughter is to spend some time trying on outfits from my wardrobe, seeing what looks nice with what. It also helps you dress smartly when you’re in a hurry. DEFINITELY choose to love you all over – it’s super important, no skipping this bit! Totally be yourself. We can all learn things from each other, but don’t lose who you are; keep fresh perspectives & ideas! Be original.

The prettiest girls are girls who smile.

To quote Audrey Hepburn: “I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”

I look forward to sharing more easy effective beauty secrets soon – secrets from nature, which will make you YOUR MOST BEAUTIFUL EVER!

Love, Abigail

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