Ali - 30 Days of Beauty

What makes you feel beautiful?: I feel the most beautiful when I am happy. Certainly mascara and a fun dress help, but all the makeup and clothing in the world cannot compensate for me feeling unfulfilled. I need balance between body, mind, and spirit. When I have this balance, I feel confident and beautiful like I can take on the world.

What does beauty mean to you?: To me, beauty means feeling comfortable in your own skin. Being confident, happy, and encouraging. Beauty is about being able to see the good in others, and striving to be positive and uplifting regardless of the situation. The most beautiful people to me are those who radiate goodness. Those people who glow. When I look back on some of the most beautiful people I know, I don't remember their hair or makeup or style. I remember their positive energy and beaming smile. I remember their effervescence for life.

What is your favorite part about yourself? Why?: I believe our eyes are the key to our souls. You see so much goodness, joy, fear, and sadness just by looking into someones eyes. My parents blessed me with deep brown eyes, abnormally large and a totally different color from the rest of my family, but probably my favorite part of my face. Each eye is the same size as my entire mouth, but that just means you can really see into my soul ;)