Thoughts On Beauty Standards

Let me start of by saying…beauty is a hard thing to measure. Everyone has their own idea of what is beautiful. We all must remember that beauty is all around us, not just on faces or in magazines, but everywhere we look. Beauty is not measured by the length of your hair, the number of freckles on your skin, or the size of your jeans. Everyone is unique.

Everyone is beautiful, and it’s as simple as that. 

You can not wear beauty, it’s not something you eat or drink, it’s about knowing who you are, accepting yourself flaws and all and owning it. Beauty to me, is about how you love yourself, and others. It’s about how you treat those around you, and how well you treat yourself. Having a beautiful soul is more important than having a pretty face. Just because someone may be beautiful on the exterior, does not mean they are any more of a person than the next. Beauty is about having a pretty mind, a kind heart and soul.

Beauty is everywhere, even in the darkest, deepest most scariest of places you just have to look. Click To Tweet

When I was much younger, I was super self conscious of my looks. It took me years to finally accept myself, my petite pear shape, my small brown eyes, and my less than perfect skin. I began to look past my surface flaws and work heavily on my self image. It took me years to finally be okay with the fact that I didn’t compare to anyone else. I was unique, and there was nobody like me, and to me, that was beautiful.

When I decided to enter the beauty industry, I knew I was making a very powerful, bold decision. Powerful, because I would help other men and women see their true beauty. Bold, because it’s gutsy, it’s creative, and the true artist in me craved a canvas. I wanted so desperately to help inspire others, to showcase my work, and most importantly: empower women. It’s absolutely insane what one haircut, color or makeup application can do for someone’s self confidence, and that is what I live for.

At a very young age I knew exactly what I wanted to do, I wanted to write, and help empower women.

I have spent years bouncing around the beauty and wellness industry, and I can whole heartedly say I love, and live for it. I LIVE for helping others, to help encourage, and empower women AND men, from all walks of life. Everyone has a unique beauty and a story. I thrive off of those moments where I’m helping, encouraging, or pushing someone to do something fearless… like chop off their waist length hair, or start a new workout routine.

Everyone has beauty, abilities, and a light inside them. 


How do you measure beauty? What are your thoughts? Share them in the comments below…



Hey friend–I’m Laura, the Writer behind This Northern Native

Hey friend–I’m Laura, the Writer behind This Northern Native

A lifestyle + wellness blog, This Northern Native is a place to come for major realness. I deliver raw, honest content created for those who value becoming the happiest & healthiest versions of themselves possible, and share a love for New England living.