Thursday, July 28, 2011

A New Me

This is hard for me to share, but I feel like I need to share it. It has been a life changing experience for me. Here is my story:
Ever since I was a young girl, I have never felt like I was very pretty. I wasn't tall, skinny, or a big flirt. In fact, I was painfully shy and awkward around guys - especially the ones I liked. I accepted those facts and knew that to attract guys, I would have to use other features, qualities, and talents that I had.
I remember the day that I got married. It was so cold outside, but inside my heart I was warm. I was warm because I had found a man that I loved with all of my heart and he loved me back. He looked past my faults and saw who I was inside. I also felt very beautiful and like a princess. I wondered if I would ever feel so beautiful again. It was a day that I will never forget.
Fast forward 6+ years, 3 kids later, and several pounds heavier. I rarely wore makeup, nice clothes, or any jewelry (except for my wedding ring). I just went day to day and tried to just get through the day sometimes.
Then my friend, Michelle, told me about "Dressing your truth". She shared some books and a lot of information with me. I was interested in it, but hesitant because it was expensive and I didn't feel like I should pay that much for it. So I waited. I was blessed to be able to purchase the program for a really good price a little while later.
I purchased the program on July 1st. After watching the beauty profiling and dressing your truth online courses, I was very excited to let the real me show on the outside. Michelle and I went to Deseret Industries (2nd hand store) to find some clothes that fit my type - a bright and animated woman. I have always hated shopping, but this was great! We were in and out within 1 hour. I found a pair of capris, a skirt, a jacket, and a couple of shirts for a great price and all the style that compliments my type.
Then on July 14, I decided to take the plunge and go to the Dressing Your Truth Beauty Salon for a haircut and consultation. My mother-in-law came to watch the kids while I went. I would have never thought that a simple haircut would be so life changing. However, when I was done at the salon, I felt like a new woman. I felt those same feelings that I felt on my wedding day - beautiful and like a princess. It was so wonderful and exhilarating!
The hair stylist was so good to explain to me everything that she was doing as she styled my hair so that I could duplicate it on my own. She did the same as she shared some makeup tips with me. I feel like this haircut brings out my natural beauty and personality. The best part is that each morning as I wake up, I am excited to get up, get dressed, and do my hair and makeup. I just feel so wonderful and I want that to show!
I was worried about what my husband would think about my new haircut. Thankfully, he LOVES it! I feel so much more attractive and beautiful that it flows over into every part of my life! I am so grateful for a friend who shared the "Dressing Your Truth" program with me and for my Heavenly Father who has helped me to feel his love for me.
So here is my before picture:

And here is my after picture:

12 comments:

  1. You look like a bright and shining light is now radiating out from you. You look fabulous!!! I'm so glad that you got to experience DYT. It really is life-changing and just keeps getting better and better.

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  2. lucinda - you look amazing!it's fun to know the story behind the new look. love it!

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  3. Lucinda, you really do look SO amazing!!! Every time I see you I can't stop looking at you. Thanks for letting me be a part of your journey. You're the greatest!!

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  4. I just want to thank you for letting me be a part of your journey. You are such an amazing woman and it was truly my pleasure to help let that light of yours shine! There is no stopping you now!

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  5. Absolutely beautiful!!! Your face is radiant and you can see how beautiful your eyes are!

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  6. Beautiful. Stunning. Love it!

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  7. DYT is so rewarding and fun! You look great!

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  8. WOW!! You look awesome honey!!

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  9. What a great story and amazing photos! Thanks so much for sharing them. You look so happy!

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  10. You look amazing and so cute! ;) I'm so happy for you, you deserve it!

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  11. Thank you all for your comments!

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  12. Yay! What a joy to see you shining your truth from the inside out- Love that!

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