Hey there POPsters!!
Spring is a popular time for a lot of us women to shed off the winter blues and bloom into a new creature with the warmer weather and pretty flowers. That’s why I named your calendar #MarchMakeover! So far, by the looks of what I’ve been seeing on instagram, you guys are all taking charge and transforming your own lives daily. So proud of you.
Working out leaves all of us in a sweaty, sore mess! But why do we do it? To get stronger, to feel more confident, and honestly, to look better too! I try not to focus TOO MUCH on physical vanity when it comes to exercising even though the industry is driven by everyone’s desire for 6 pack abs and inner thigh gaps. It’s important to realize the benefits of exercise beyond the physical, because once the physical is gone with age or a new phase in life, I don’t want you to feel like you’ve lost everything. Because you haven’t. No one can take away all of that time and energy spent to sculpt a determined and resilient you.
With that understanding, let’s go back to the physical vanity…you can’t deny that when you look in the mirror and fall in love with what you see, that you get that extra boost of sass that powers you. You know what I mean? I know you do. Why do you think us females love makeup, new clothes, and big hair? Why do you think the whole cute workout clothes industry has crazy skyrocketed (ahem, Lululemon…) Because we are creatures that can appreciate beauty and boy do we love expressing it! This doesn’t make us shallow, but rather, muses of art.
First though, I think it’s important to know what you stand for, what you’re all about, and define yourself first as a shapeless, colorless, and genderless being.
To the outside: I am a small framed Asian female.
Your turn: ___________________________.
If the lights were turned off: I am a driven, perky, and creative entrepreneur.
Your turn: ___________________________.
Okay, now that you have a sense of self, I feel better about letting you get cozy with outer beauty. Always remember that the kind of beauty that you want to exude is the kind that glows from inside you. It glows from being sure of yourself and what you stand for. The superficial – lipstick, eye lash extensions, highlights, and clothes from the hottest designer – doesn’t matter if you can’t wear it proudly anyway.
I want you to be a person who’s full of confidence glossed with sparkle, rather than an empty case piling on the makeup to MAKE UP for a void.
You’re all probably so used to seeing me in my gym clothes and Nike Free Runs. Since my move to LA, I’ve been so all over the place and haven’t had time to pay attention to the details of my look – things that Beauty Gurus on YouTube get to play around with daily! So last week, I decided it was time. Time to shed the winter blah’s and transform into a new Spring Cassey!
Thanks to the help of my new friend and hair stylist Guy Tang…my hair actually looks put together! And I feel like it brightens my face! He gave me an ombre look, chopped off my split ends, and I love love love it! You’ll see the new hair in your Makeover Takeover stretch video which will be edited and uploaded soon!
I also attended the LA Style Fashion Show last week and wore the most daring dress I’ve ever worn in my life! Yes that is a V cut that goes all the way down to mah belly button! Uh oh!!!
It was a risky choice, but you know what, I was like…who cares! Let’s rock it. The dress is by Alexis Monsanto and the shoes are from Forever 21…which I bought about 1 hour before going to the fashion show…haha. Oh me and my procrastinating ways…
The message I want to leave with you today is that beauty is important – but it must be achieved from the inside out.
Go look in the mirror now, are you happy with what you see? I hope so! I hope you also FEEL beautiful too. Working out, eating things that nourish your body, and being around the people who you love and love you…these are all things that help support a gorgeous soul. Once your inside is rock solid, nothing can stop you. I promise.
OOOOOOHH!!! BLOGILATES MEET UP ALERT!!!!
I am having a meetup on Saturday April 6, 2013 at 10:30 am in LA! You are totes invited! RSVP here to reserve a spot! Can’t wait to see your gorgeous faces!