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This made me cry: Dove campaign for real beauty

Seriously, us girls are so hard on ourselves. Even the most beautiful girls I know have insecurities.

I’ve hear it all, I’ve have super beautiful mixed blood girls say they aren’t good enough!! Or they aren’t pretty, or..like wow??? Seriously I would kill to be you, but it’s true we all have some form of insecurity issues.

This is why when I watched this campaign by Dove, I was reduced to tears, because it really hit a raw nerve. I do the same thing as those women in there, like wow – made me feel so stupid.

I know Dove had been doing this real beauty thing for a while now, but this video was different, I think it really made me look into my mind, not just my body. 
It has really nothing to do with how we look, it’s all to do with how we think. We could be Miranda Kerr and still feel like we have a big nose, or a crooked face because our flaws only exist in our heads. 
I truly believe that to feel beautiful we need to fix ourselves from the inside out, as cliche as it sounds.

If the sketch artist drew me from my description of myself I think this may be what it looks like:

But thanks to Jho R at Oliveneedspopeye, apparently this is how I look πŸ™‚ Much cuter I think!!

Anyways enough of my blabber, it’s so late and I need to sleep but I really wanted to share this with you! I’ll let the video do all the talking.

If this video made you cry like me, leave a comment so I don’t feel so stupid :)!! (maybe it’s that time of the month again too)
Goodnight πŸ™‚ 
Wengie

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23 Comments

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    Tam Hess
    April 18, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    That was so powerful and moving. Sad that we women think of ourselves so much less than we really are!

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    BeBoldBeBeautiful
    April 18, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Yes, I think that the female population are really hard on themselves. Because we know our own 'flaws' we tend to pick on it more

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    GitaRegina
    April 18, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    yeah, I do crying over this video
    same as you,,

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    Yige Z
    April 18, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Wow… I didn't cry but this really made me think about my self image, thank you for sharing x

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    Minsooky
    April 18, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    It makes me sad that so many women don't think they're good enough. I don't really think I'm perfect but I'm actually pretty ok with that! I like myself the way I am. Sounds silly saying this considering I blog about makeup and beauty but looks are not everything, being happy and living a fulfilling life matters more πŸ™‚

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    Leila Joyce
    April 18, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    So sad that women are so incecure I'm one of those billions of women who think they are ugly or not good enough, this video was very moving
    Leila xx

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    Josie
    April 19, 2013 at 2:55 am

    Hi Wengie,

    Yeah, I cried too when I'm watching while on my way to work. Felt guilty and disappointed deep inside.

    http://www.josiegoesweeeee.blogspot.com

    Love,
    Josie

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    Dolly
    April 19, 2013 at 6:05 am

    I must say the video is quite moving. I think everyone realizes that they're too hard on themselves but I guess overcoming it is definitely the hardest part. I wouldn't even know where to start if someone was to ask me how I thought I looked. :/ Thanks for sharing this video! It brightened up my day a bit. πŸ™‚

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    Anny Barros
    April 19, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Wow.. This is really awesome. Really.

    nasty-lady.blogspot.com

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    CraZayn Primadona
    April 19, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Hello!Like your blog,and this is my first time here.What do you think about following each other.Just let me know and I'll follow you back… πŸ˜€ Kisses

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    Joy Yiu
    April 20, 2013 at 9:24 am

    This video clip brought a really good message out there, especially the women out there who underestimate how beautiful they truly are! x

    http://www.joyyiu.blogspot.ca

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    Marianna Lihanova
    April 20, 2013 at 10:25 am

    funny pictures)

    Thanks alot for visiting my blog..:)
    You have a great blog..:)
    I am following you..
    wonderful pictures..

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    Onyxsta
    April 20, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Love your header hun!!
    Did you create that yourself?

    BLEURGH
    http://www.say-bleurgh.blogspot.co.uk

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    Richelle
    April 21, 2013 at 12:51 am

    Your blog is so pretty!

    I love Dove not only because of their amazing products but because of the image they're sending to women and girls everywhere. I love that they're trying to change people's perception of beauty to a more realistic one.

    http://sushiibear.blogspot.com

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    twentyninepointfive
    April 21, 2013 at 1:24 am

    love your post πŸ™‚

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    Chai Chen
    April 21, 2013 at 7:13 am

    It's really inspirational and tells us about what beauty is really all about. We care for physical beauty and enhancements but that's not really it. I love Dove's campaigns too. πŸ™‚ Great post Wengie! Other people see the real beauty in us that we don't see in ourselves.

    By the way, have you seen the Gwiyomi craze? I'd love to see a video of you doing it too πŸ™‚

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    AzZy AzZ
    April 21, 2013 at 7:32 am

    This is true! one most love one self from in!
    lovely blog!
    Thanks for the comment i really appreciate it!!
    XoXo
    Azzy

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    μ‹±λ„€
    April 21, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Omg that was to touching! I almost cried ;___;
    Everyone is beautiful in their own ways! I wish everyone loved theirselves and their beauty.
    And thx so much Wengie for being an amazing inspiration for me!<3 You make me like myself more, and my self-confidence to get better ^^

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    Becki Vieira
    April 21, 2013 at 11:52 am

    I didn't cry but nearly! So true and so many of us our guilty of it. This is such an incredible video and post! I've followed πŸ˜€

    http://www.beautybook13.blogspot.co.uk

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    Ally J
    April 21, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    I think the advert is so inspirational too, such a lovely post πŸ™‚

    By the way I am having a jewellery giveaway on my blog if your interested πŸ™‚ Check it out here:

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    xx

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    Jacqueline
    April 22, 2013 at 4:51 am

    Hey Wengie!

    Thanks for commenting on my post!
    Glad that you enjoyed reading it about Everything with Fries! πŸ˜€
    And yes, the video indeed brings out how insecure some of us girls are, always thinking we're not pretty enough etc.
    Inspirational and touching, I cried. You're not the only one! Haha.

    xoxo,
    Jacqueline
    http://thesevencolourz.blogspot.sg/

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    Pinkbuble
    April 22, 2013 at 9:43 am

    It's not that you time of the month again!
    This ads is indeed beautiful. πŸ™‚

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    The Mad Sisters
    May 20, 2013 at 10:45 am

    at first I skip this ad, the second time I skip it again.. but somehow, after accidentally hearing the profiler's voice I decided to watch it till the end.. and so like you did.. I cried tooo.. next thing I know I tweeted this ad and start telling people to watch this!

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