I am Brave and Beautiful - Getting Real

I am Brave and Beautiful - a beauty movement that is sweeping the globe. Colbie Caillat started it with her recent song and video called TRY. My good friend Megan of Brassy Apple wanted to push this movement along and invited women from all over to share what they looked like without make up and I joined in!! Colbie's song says, "Take your make up off. Let your hair down... Look into the mirror at yourself, Do you like you? Cause I like you... "

Megan and her friend Cobi of Peacefrom6pieces have been the team behind this whole project. Their worldwide vision included creating their own video inspired by the song TRY. The talent of Robbins Creative made it possible for them to pull it off. You have to click play and see the beauty and bravery displayed, and you might even recognize a few faces in there.

I, along with 101+ other blogging women from different backgrounds, religions, ethnicities, ages, shapes, and sizes have decided to be Brave and Beautiful! You can join in this movement too by sharing what you look like without makeup on. You don't need a blog either! Just tag your photo with #IamBraveAndBeautiful on Instagram and search the hashtag to see who else has joined in. ALSO, if you tag it with a second hashtag - #ColbieTRY we just might be able to get Colbie Caillat's attention since she was the inspiration behind it all!

Are you brave and beautiful? I am and I'm putting it all out there today. 

When Megan asked for help with the project it was a no brainer - of course I would help! My boys actually love Colbie's song and when we first heard/watched it I had the chance to talk to them about the important message behind it. Even they weren't too little to understand the value in the song. But once it actually came down to taking a no makeup head shot and sharing it, I have to admit I got kind of freaked out. I love makeup and how confident it makes me feel. But it feels better to be okay with being real and honest and just lay it all out there. Both photos are me. One is my best foot forward for an outfit photo shoot and the other is who you'll meet at the bus stop. 

share your natrual beauty - brassyapple.com

Don't stop here. Get clicking around - it's a blog hop! Below are more brave and beautiful women bearing more than their natural beauty. They each have a little bit of their heart to share with you. Some get very personal. Some share stories. For some, this was very hard to do yet they gathered their courage and did it anyway. We hope as you click around (and YES pin these different posts!) you will feel the importance of it and the empowering effect it has and that it encourages you in some way.

>>>>>>>Important info! Blog hops often have glitches the first day. If the link has an ERROR, simply click on the HOME button for each site, or Google the blog name next to the link, and you should see their brave and beautiful post there. Links will be updated as soon as possible.<<<<<<<<<<<<

women sharing their natural beauty - no makeup
women with our makeup on and what makes them beautiful
women from around the world share their face with no makeup on - BrassyApple.com
Natural beauty untouched photos
raw natural beauty - join the movement
beauty and bravery - women wearing no makeup - Brassyapple.com
#colbietry #iambraveandbeautiful

Ready to join in? Snap, hashtag and share! Tag @BrassyApple and @Peacefrom6Pieces if you can too!
Also follow our Bravery and Beauty PINTEREST board for more inspiration!

I hope you'll click around and feel empowered today. There is something about seeing another woman be vulnerable that can change your day too. Happy Monday!


  1. You are seriously the cutest person alive. Stop it! You are gorgeous!

  2. Both pictures are gorgeous!

  3. Thank you for joining the blog hop! You're very beautiful in both pictures. Lisa~

  4. You SO don't even need the make-up....beautiful!

  5. But really, you are so pretty with or without makeup!

  6. I don't think this is fair...you still look so gorgeous. I want a stumbled out of bed with old makeup on your face picture to make me feel better!

  7. you seriously are stunning in both pictures! So clearly happy, and happy is beautiful.

  8. Love this post! You're gorgeous! Glad I found your blog, as i'm a blogging mama to three boys (5, 3, 5 months) as well!

  9. Love the bus stop you and the best foot forward you! thank you for joining in!!! xoxo


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