About a month ago, I met up with my best friend from when I was in Junior high school. She had moved to Georgia years ago. We'd always kept in contact through instant message, e-mail, and the phone but I hadn't seen her in over 10 years. She was back in town (staying a block away from my house with her aunt.) So she came over my apartment on a Sunday afternoon. Now, when I knew this girl over ten years ago, she was stunning. She took care of herself, loved herself. But, when I saw her again, I was so surprised. This once beautiful girl, had morphed into someone who clearly didn't care about herself at all. Her clothes looked bad and stained. Her hair was a dry mess with dandruff clearly visible, and her skin didn't look great either. I was in shock. Now, when it comes to my friends, I'm very honest. I asked her what was wrong. I knew she had just gotten out of a bad relationship. A relationship where the guy verbally abused her, made her feel unimportant and unattractive, and I guess in short she believed the abuse and felt worthless. She said to me, "What's the point in even trying." I've always been the type who says,"If you look good, you feel good." Abuela (grandma) used to always tell me that you can feel your worst, but if you make yourself look good, you'll feel better. I find that to be very true. After I spoke to my girlfriend for a while, I told her I wanted to take her to lunch but I wanted to make her up first. She reluctantly agreed. She washed her face. I washed her hair and began to work my Dominican magic on it, lol. (I used Aubrey hair products by the way.) After I finished, she was in shock at how shiny and beautiful her hair looked. I applied some makeup on her, from eyes shadows to blush, and some gloss (that I had not yet tried but I have to review it because it looked amazing on her) and then some of my tinted moisturizer. The transformation was insane. She looked like my old beautiful friend again, and when she saw herself, she was so happy. She gave me this great big smile, and it seemed like maybe her old self-esteem had returned. It was such a good feeling. When we walked down the street, guys were trying to hit on her, and she told me smiling, that, that hadn't happened in years. Our lunch was great! We talked about old times, and about my favorite subject, BEAUTY!
Anyway, the reason I'm writing this is yesterday she sent me a beautiful e-mail thanking me telling me she's feeling so much better now. She has a lot more growth to go through (her ex was such an evil jerk) but it's a great start. My advice to you though, is even when you're feeling your worst, don't stop taking care of yourself, love yourself, show everyone else that you feel important by giving a lot of consideration to your appearance, and you'll end up feeling a lot better.