my girl photographed by carla coulson
The best kept beauty secrets are not those held in a jar, administered by needle or executed by knife.
We so often focus on products to improve ourselves… and I am all for those, as you well know…
Sometimes we forget the real beauty secrets.
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The best kept beauty secrets, those that are free and available to us all, are sometimes the hardest ones to remember.
The first best kept beauty secret that I want to talk about is laughter.
Laughter is our secret weapon, the start of all successful beauty routines.
It’s infectious, it’s engaging… it’s addictive.
For us and those around us.
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Laugh at yourself and with others… it’s incredible the energy a good belly laugh will give.
Don’t you just love a good session with the girlfriends… Isn’t that kind of laughter the very best?
Or those secret little laughs between husbands and wives, boyfriends and girlfriends, sisters and brothers… the shared joke.
The best of all is when I hear my three laughing together.
It’s the laughter that bonds us.
Sometimes I have even laughed my way through the darkest of tragedies… it doesn’t change a thing but somehow it made the suffering bearable.
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Laughing lights up the face, takes years off our age and makes us so much more attractive to others.
Most importantly laughing makes us feel good about ourselves… and that is the most beautiful of all.
Laughing won’t solve problems but it helps us manage them.
If we devoted as much time to laughing, to engaging others… as we do to our beauty routines…
Can you imagine?
Our beauty would be limitless… we would be happier and those we love would benefit.
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Laughter… the #1 best kept beauty secret.
Let’s do it… xv
The Best Kept Beauty Secrets
for a more practical approach… the french essence beauty edit