Beauty Blogfest 2013- What is REAL BEAUTY

What is real beauty? Who determines what defines beauty? Mainstream media would have you believe that beauty is about looking younger by removing these all effects of aging and doing whatever it takes to have a slim figure.

Everyone should want smooth, wrinkle free skin. Buy these products to help

Everyone should want skinny body.  Take these supplements to help

My estimation of what is true beauty goes against all of what mainstream media would have you believe it to be.

My Nana is 90 years old and the most beautiful woman I know.

mi abuela

She embraces her age, boasting at every opportunity, “Do you know how old I am my dear?” Yes, she uses skincare products like, Noxzema The Original Deep Cleansing Cream, 12 Ounce, Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E — 13.5 fl oz, NOW Foods Jojoba Oil Pure, 4 ounce. These are not to hide her age or smooth the wrinkles, but care for her skin in the best way as she gets older.

She is not, and never was, a size 2. Nor does she want to be.

As long as she is healthy, she is happy.

She has a zeal for life that is shared with all that know her.

Her hands might be moisturized with and nails painted with

but what is important is her generosity and willingness to extend assistance to those list for it.

Her lips might be tinted with lipstick

but what is important are the kind words that come from her mouth

to encourage anyone feeling defeated.

Her feet might be shod in

(let’s face it, these are not that pretty but they are comfortable )

but what is important is that she is always ready to go wherever

if it is within her power to visit whenever the need may be.

Over the years she may have lost some of her vigor,

but her heart is pure like solid gold, her spirit is indefatigable,

and her sense of style and beauty is timeless.


Participating in the Beauty of a Woman BlogFest, 2013

26 thoughts on “Beauty Blogfest 2013- What is REAL BEAUTY

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  3. I wrote about my grandmother, too. She was such an inspiration to me. You write in the present tense, so I hope you Nana is alive and around to give you love and inspiration for many years to come. Never take her for granted. Grandmothers are blessings.


  4. My grandmother is definitely one of the most beautiful women I’ve known. She had a fierce spirit, she was funny, and irreverent. No matter what her age, she carried herself like she was the most gorgeous woman in the world, and to me she was.


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  6. Aww, I love this story. (Well, I’m seriously loving all the BOAW blog posts!) But, both my grandmas passed away before I was 13 and reading the posts where so many of you honor your grandmothers is very touching. I wish I would have known my better, they were both beautiful!


  7. Great post–you’re Nana sounds awesome! My grandma also swears by Noxzema and wears sensible shoes. And she’s the most beautiful woman I know. 🙂


  8. Your grandmother sounds absolutely delightful! And I’m old enough to relate to the wanting to brag about your age rather than hide it. When you’ve lived a long and good life, that is something to be proud of indeed. Have a blast in Vegas!


  9. I love how your Nana embraces her age and her whole self.

    I had a conversation with my mother about weight-loss products yesterday, I could tell she was considering trying something a friend of hers is using, but she has concerns about what it may contain. I finally said, “It might be better for the long-term to simply eat healthier foods.” She agreed, albeit with a little hesitation.

    Striving to be the best we can without a bunch of questionable hocus-pocus seems like a good plan. Your Nana sounds like she’s got it down, and it’s certainly working for her.


  10. I’ve always thought beauty came from within. It’s caring for others, feeling good about yourself (no matter how you look), being joyful and thankful, and keeping your faith strong.
    Today, I had a woman tell me I looked 45. She made my day! I have a friend who is 85, but looks 65; acts it too!
    I posted this on my fb page.


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