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Scarlet 06-14-2005 09:12 AM

Do You Think You're Pretty?
 
Just curious, do you?

MizKerri 06-14-2005 09:14 AM

I do, at least most days. :) Though, I don't think I'm the normal kind of pretty, if that makes any sense.

Amneris 06-14-2005 09:15 AM

I do, absolutely, but I worked hard to get myself to see myself that way and I work hard to stay that way, (it's part of my job as a performer) so hopefully it's not in a cocky way. I know I'm not so much a "classic beauty" as someone with a very unique and vibrant look, and that's OK.

j'adore 06-14-2005 09:17 AM

Yes. I ain't Halle Berry, but I like the way I look.

curlygirlinva 06-14-2005 09:23 AM

I think I'm pretty, but just like Amneris, it took a while and a lot of work to perceive myself that way. I used to feel like the ugly duckling.

I can say that the experience I am currently going through...being in severe pain day in and day out has forced me to see my "natural" beauty as I haven't been doing my hair, wearing makeup, bothering with nice clothes, etc. I think I have worked so much on my inner self that I don't have to try so hard with the outside.

MzShvy 06-14-2005 09:23 AM

I can't stand the way I look. I have always thought my body was really boney and ugly, now I'm gaining weight in my mid section so I look like one of those old men with boney legs and a pot belly, my face from the side is hideous because of my ugly ski slope nose, I have acne prone skin and it seems like it is always broken out....I've just never liked the way I looked.

Amneris 06-14-2005 09:27 AM

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Originally Posted by MzShvy
I can't stand the way I look. I have always thought my body was really boney and ugly, now I'm gaining weight in my mid section so I look like one of those old men with boney legs and a pot belly, my face from the side is hideous because of my ugly ski slope nose, I have acne prone skin and it seems like it is always broken out....I've just never liked the way I looked.

what???? MzShvy, I think you are extremely attractive and unique! You crazy, girl!

Amneris 06-14-2005 09:28 AM

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Originally Posted by curlygirlinva
I think I'm pretty, but just like Amneris, it took a while and a lot of work to perceive myself that way. I used to feel like the ugly duckling.

Me too... I was insecure about my colouring and mixed look which is now a major part of my beauty! I wanted to be a blue-eyed blond until I was 14 if you can believe that. Then I thought I was too light and had to look like Naomi Campbell to be pretty. Then I got curves and thought I was fat.... it's been a ride.

Jenny C 06-14-2005 09:28 AM

I'm no supermodel, but I think I'm pretty. I do put effort into myself, a natural beauty I am not. Hair, make up and a nose job do wonders.

PartyHair 06-14-2005 09:35 AM

Small children don't run screaming away from me, if that's what you're asking. :D

I will say, while I don't think I'm barkin' now, I was prettier when I was younger. I miss having tight skin. I also miss having a tight ass and belly, but oh well. Oh, and I miss having smaller boobs.

But I do take care of myself, so I don't look half bad for 40-in-August.

LAwoman516 06-14-2005 09:37 AM

Sometimes.

curlygirlinva 06-14-2005 09:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Amneris
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Originally Posted by MzShvy
I can't stand the way I look. I have always thought my body was really boney and ugly, now I'm gaining weight in my mid section so I look like one of those old men with boney legs and a pot belly, my face from the side is hideous because of my ugly ski slope nose, I have acne prone skin and it seems like it is always broken out....I've just never liked the way I looked.

what???? MzShvy, I think you are extremely attractive and unique! You crazy, girl!

I agree with Amneris. ...and you have a terrific smile!

amerasiancurls 06-14-2005 09:37 AM

Yes, I do think I am pretty, not knockout supermodel, but pretty, yes. :)

love yourself first 06-14-2005 10:39 AM

I voted yes, but it has taken me my whole life to grow comfortable with being unconventionally attractive. I always saw my parents and sisters as beautiful, but somehow as "the smart one" and the one who did everything differently in my family, I couldn't quite see my own beauty and always thought I was too heavy/curvy (at a size 4/6 :!: :shock: lord, what I would give for that body now :lol: ). Not to mention the life-long saga with my hair which I fought for too long.

I guess the main thing that saved me growing up was always being told how "cute" I look and getting a lot of attention for it.... But I never wanted to be cute, I wanted to be stunning or conventionally beautiful...

mayim 06-14-2005 10:46 AM

Same as most of you - I didn't always feel this way but I am very comfortable in my own skin now, and pretty satisfied with the way I look. I'd ask me out on a date.

;)

M

Meghuney 06-14-2005 10:46 AM

Honestly..I think I'm HOT SH*T! :) Really, I'm very confident. I don't think I'm PRETTY...I think I'm EXTREMELY CUTE! And I'm very happy with myself...now, I just have to lose these 25 pounds of baby weight and I'll be back on track!

MzShvy 06-14-2005 10:48 AM

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Originally Posted by curlygirlinva
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Originally Posted by Amneris
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Originally Posted by MzShvy
I can't stand the way I look. I have always thought my body was really boney and ugly, now I'm gaining weight in my mid section so I look like one of those old men with boney legs and a pot belly, my face from the side is hideous because of my ugly ski slope nose, I have acne prone skin and it seems like it is always broken out....I've just never liked the way I looked.

what???? MzShvy, I think you are extremely attractive and unique! You crazy, girl!

I agree with Amneris. ...and you have a terrific smile!

Thanks. I just always felt very awkward. Tall and boney, very "lanky" feeling. I don't think I'll ever get used to it. :lol:

Sisa 06-14-2005 10:49 AM

I voted "um, sure".

I don't hate myself the way I once did, but I'm not delusional - I know I'm not anything more than an average woman, appearance wise. I'm who I'm supposed to be though, and since I can't change how I look I'll continue to allow God to make-over my character - the place where beauty really counts.

Who Me? 06-14-2005 10:52 AM

Yes, I think I'm pretty. Not waifish blond pretty that is often used as the "standard of beauty" (i.e. I'll never be in an Abercrombie catalog), but I definitely think I'm pretty. People either seem to think I'm really pretty, or just average.

However, I definitely do NOT think I'm "hot". This is where I have issues. I don't see how people can find me sexy, even though I know I'm pretty.

Amneris 06-14-2005 11:02 AM

[quote="Who Me?"]Yes, I think I'm pretty. Not waifish blond pretty that is often used as the "standard of beauty" (i.e. I'll never be in an Abercrombie catalog), but I definitely think I'm pretty. People either seem to think I'm really pretty, or just average.

However, I definitely do NOT think I'm "hot". This is where I have issues. I don't see

sexy is pretty much an attitude, as Meghuney demonstrated. Some of the sexiest people out there aren't necessarily that pretty. I never thought Kim Cattrall was especially good looking, (she's OK) but she always portrays herself, on Sex and the City or in real life, with supreme confidence and extreme self-love, and people are attracted to that. It has very little to do with size, age, colouring, weight, race etc. even though the media would have us think otherwise.
But in order to be sexy, you need to know yourself, make peace with yourself, and be comfortable with yourself - so what if you don't have a 6-pack stomach or big boobs? (you as in generic you....)


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