Do you hate your own face?

On the 14th of April, Dove posted this video to their United States YouTube channel. It’s got me all emotional and really thinking about how I see myself.

Just like most women, I’m quick to point out my flaws (my round face, my annoying hair, my big calves etc.) and then I tend to focus on those things. I know I’m not unique. This is a common design flaw in humans. Watching this video  has changed that I think. It’s inspiring to say the least.

Take a look

From the video: Women are their own worst beauty critics. Only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful. At Dove, we are committed to creating a world where beauty is a source of confidence, not anxiety. So, we decided to conduct a compelling social experiment that explores how women view their own beauty in contrast to what others see.

What do you think? Do you focus on the negative too?

3 things I love

Love by ~Pure-Poison89 (Deviantart)

Every now and then, new things pop into your life and you just fall in love. Books, music, games, a new car maybe? It can be absolutely anything. They make our lives just a little happier, don’t they? Well here are mine.

 

1. New Music: Explosions in the Sky

After watching Friday Night Lights (okay, I pretty much inhaled that fantastic show), Zayaan suggested a band called Explosions in the Sky. This is the same band who does the music soundtrack for Friday Night Lights. So bascially, how could I not love them? They’re an instrumental band and the music is beautiful (no Nicki Minaj here). It’s filled with so many feels.

Listen and enjoy

 

2. New books: John Gone

This love is not so much for the book itself (which is good on it’s own so far) but for 2 smaller issues.

2.1 The love of reading in general. It’s just such a wonderful escape from everyday life that I am  grateful to have the skill/opportunity to indulge in. I’m also grateful/proud that I have a love for reading at all.

2.2 I am loving reading new and different types of books. I decided to try John Gone (which I randomly picked up for free) after it was sitting on my Kindle for a couple of months. I got into a rut of reading the same couple of authors over and over and I needed something fresh. And it’s awesome. Yay!

 

3. New Iron Man 3 trailer

I love me some Robert Downey Junior and I love the Iron Man series just as much. It was fantastic to watch the new full-length trailer (so far) of the latest installment. I can’t wait for the movie!

Again, watch and enjoy.

What are some of your favourite things at the moment?