& tricks from Makeup Artist

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Hi Friends, Makeup Artist Katie here...

When I wake in the morning and see my reflection makeup-free I often think...

“Urrrgh! Look at my dark circles, and the psoriasis on my body"

...I’d be lying if I told you I enjoyed my reflection first thing in the morning! 🤥

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How About You?

It seems, for many of us, when we see ourselves in the mirror our first thought is negative - as we hone into all our perceived imperfections 😞

It got me thinking that all these unkind comments that go through our head when we see ourselves can’t be good for our confidence.

We wouldn’t say those things to our friends and loved ones so why are we so harsh on ourselves? 🙅‍♀️

It appears that rather than be our best friend, we have become our best critic!

But that's all about to change...

Welcome to the 7 day mirror challenge!

Today I’m calling you to action:

Join me on a '7-Day Challenge'...

...and learn how to love yourself! 💖💖

It’s simple!

Here’s what we do:


Make the effort to smile...

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Every time you look in the mirror (or catch your reflection) simply smile! 😁

Even if you don’t like what you’re wearing or you’re having a bad hair day, you have to smile!


Compliment yourself...

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Whilst you're smiling, find one new thing that you find pleasing about yourself – this can be either something visual or something that makes you feel proud of being you! 💁‍♀️

It's that easy!

For 7 days, use the mirror as your opportunity to compliment yourself, and be your own best friend!

There are proven, scientific facts as to why the “7 Day Smile Challange” will leave you feeling like the very best version of yourself! 👏

Learn the science...


Smiling at Our Reflection

& why it works...

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When we smile our brain interprets the muscle movement in our face and in turn releases neurotransmitters called endorphins.

Endorphins are chemicals in the brain that handle making us feel happy, and help to lower our stress levels 🧠

A fake smile works just as well!

Since positive endorphins are released through our muscle movement, it means the brain doesn’t differentiate between a real or fake smile! This is known as the facial feedback hypothesis.

By smiling at your reflection, your brain will start associating happy chemicals as a response to the visual of your reflection 😊💕

Smiling at yourself each time you look in the mirror will dramatically improve how you feel about your appearance, day by day, over the seven days!


Thinking positively about yourself

& why it works...

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Scientists believe that 95% of our emotions are determined by how we talk to ourselves throughout our day 💬

The sad fact is, if we do not deliberately and consciously talk to ourselves in a positive way we will, by default, pick out our negatives.

Remember to compliment yourself!

See complimenting yourself as a muscle that needs daily flexing... in time it will grow strong and you will feel the best you ever have! 🌟

When we think positive thoughts about ourselves daily, our confidence and self-worth will grow 💗

Join me on this 7 day mirror challenge

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Being proud of who you are isn’t bragging about how great you are; it’s more like quietly knowing that you’re worth a lot 💖👍

All you have to do is be yourself and live the story that no one else can live – the story of your own unique life.

Be proud; be confident, you never know who has been looking at you wishing they were you!


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