January 24, 2012

Jenni From "Story of My Life" Feels Most Beautiful....

Today we have my talented and witty friend, Jenni, from Story of My Life!  Another one of my daily must reads!  STOKED to have her on here!  She will definitely brighten your day with this post.

Hi there Running On Happiness readers! PSYCHED to be here with you today. If you read Katie's blog, you clearly have great taste. Katie is sweet, and smokin', and all around awesome, and I'm honored to be here! Ok so, all flattery aside, let's get down to business. I'm supposed to talk to you about what I feel most beautiful in. I thought about getting creative and meaningful with this--like saying something along the lines of, "I feel most beautiful when I'm doing good deeds for others and carrying myself with grace and dignity and style," and that would all be kind of true, but I think I'm going to get a little more literal. Because, honestly, I feel most beautiful when I do same damn WORK on myself. I don't think I'm one of those girls who wakes up looking beautiful in the morning. Especially if I happened to have slept on wet hair. You see, my skin isn't always perfect and clear and even, I have some scary-dark circles under my eyes at all times regardless of how much sleep I got, and well, basically... did you guys watch the latest Twilight movie? You know how Bella looks towards the end when the vampire baby is rapidly killing her from inside? You know, the grey skin, sunken eyes, and overall appearance of being near-death? Well, that's how I look fresh out of the shower or when I wake up in the morning. It's during those times that I avoid mirrors. So, I feel most beautiful after spending a good couple of hours bathing, shaving, plucking, drying, straightening, curling, applying makeup, dressing up, wearing heels, and, basically, appearing nothing whatsoever like my natural form. That, my friends, is when I'm feeling GOOD. Confidence abounds! I want to pounce my husband! People treat me nicer! (this might be my imagination.) I am happy about life! Am I taking this too far, Katie? Oh well. The truth shall set you free. ;)

I remember feeling quite beautiful on this night in Hawaii. It probably had something to do with the fact that I was a bronzed goddess back then, though, which sort of makes me weep as I have now given up tanning. My old-lady self will one day thank me. (sorry for the poor picture quality... this was taken pre-DSLR)
Thanks for having me Katie! And thanks to the rest of you for reading! Come visit me anytime. :)


emma miller said...

You always look so fabulous! But I know what you mean, I always feel better when I put a bit of effort in.

Caitlin said...

Thanks for having Jenni on your blog, Katie! Had never heard of hers and loving it already!

Doux Rousse

christin said...

Love Jenni and I totally agree putting a little effort in really does lift your spirits!

Faith said...

Jenni, who are you kidding?! You always look incredible ... and I'm sure even when you first wake up ... you are just that gorgeous type :)

LOVE that picture of you and hubby!

Maria Larsen said...

I love this so much! Jenni is so adorable!

Unknown said...

jenni... nope, i don't believe you look bad. like ever. loved your post (:

Hanna said...

Gorgeous photo of you and Matthew Jenni!!!!

Unknown said...

love jennis blog and so glad it led me here - and i feel like i just met a celebrity because that picture of you in the yellow skirt in your about section i have on pinterest and saw another blogger do a copy cat post on it and i love it :) and i was quite surprised to find the blogger behind the gorgeousness :)

Unknown said...

love jennis blog and so glad it led me here - and i feel like i just met a celebrity because that picture of you in the yellow skirt in your about section i have on pinterest and saw another blogger do a copy cat post on it and i love it :) and i was quite surprised to find the blogger behind the gorgeousness :)

Anonymous said...

You make all that hard work stuff (hair, makeup, etc.) look very natural, Jenni. :)

Erin said...

Jenni, I have a feeling we are harder on ourselves than we deserve, but I definitely agree with you. I've tried giving up makeup (mostly) but the thought of looking like a zombie (or Bella pre-death) always makes me think twice. Anyway, you are GORGEOUS in every picture I've seen on your blog or Twitter. I have hair envy.

Jenni@Story of My Life said...

Thanks so much for having me Miss Katie! It was a pleasure! :)

Jenny said...

Oh my goodness, this made me laugh so hard... probably because I am the same way.

Jenni and Katie, I adore both of your blogs!

Gaby said...

awesome, love your brutal honesty jenni!

Anonymous said...

You look gorgeous and I can't imagine that much work going into your loveliness! :) However, loved the twilight reference!


Mrs. Pancakes said...

You look gorgeous and relaxed indeed!

Holly said...

I agree with you. I also feel the prettiest once I've actually put some effort into my appearance - especially this insane hair of mine! :S

Liz said...

SOOOO agree with you, Jenni! I feel most beautiful when I'm all gussied up (and if I've accomplished a lot at work and gone to the gym - that is a HUGE bonus)! You always look beautiful tan or not. Seriously - you're gorgeous!

l.c.s. said...

really cute picture--- try st tropez self tanning lotion if you want to fake that glow and be safe. i SWEAR by it! XO


Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings said...

We just adore Jenni and are so glad that you featured her as a guest poster. Not only that but now we have been introduced to your fabulous blog. We are happily following you now. :-)
We would love for you to visit our blog sometime and follow back if you like.
Have a great Wednesday!!

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Theodora Ofosuhima said...

Beautiful post and I am glad Jenni directed me here because you blog feels so warm :). I am going to stay awhile.

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