I am a firm believer in enhancing your features in any way you wish to make yourself feel the most confident, comfortable and beautiful you can be. Whether that be physically making changes via surgery/cosmetic procedures and fitness regimes or temporarily making changes using makeup/clothing/hair dye/editing.
At the end of the day, we're the only ones who have to live in this skin, shouldn't we do anything we can to make sure we feel our best and most comfortable?
For me, there are a few things I like to enhance with cosmetic procedures, but you'll have to watch this space for more on that later this month. But I also use makeup to help feel more confident and beautiful in my own skin. Believe me, I am well aware it probably does no favours to my skin layering it with foundation and contour every day, but I love it and I feel my best when I have a full face on. Plus makeup is just so fun to play with!
Recently, however, I have a new feature that has begun to bother me to no end. No, actually I hate it, I really hate it. And until I can visit my magical cosmetic doctor to get a more semi permanent fix for it, I use photo editing to help me feel more confident about it.
Incase you hadn't spotted it from the above pictures already, I'm talking about my lip piercing scar.
I've had this scar for years now, but I've noticed with age (like many things) its become more wrinkly and defined. To put it bluntly, it looks like a cats bum on my upper lip and I am so aware of it. I plan to get it filled with dermal filler on my next visit, but in the mean time I use photo editing apps to zap it away in photos. Usually ill use Airbrush to zap away the scar (and sometimes some pesky pimples) or SnapSeed to refine the skin near the scar.
I wanted to share this with you because I am in no way trying to hide the fact that I clearly edit my photos so they look the best they can, and thats okay.
We should all feel free to do whatever we want to our skin, bodies, photos to feel like our most beautiful selves, with no judgement.
I would love to hear what you do to feel your most beautiful and confident.
- The Real Misannabell xo
Apps used - Airbrush | SnapSeed | VSCO Cam
Below is an edited image using SnapSeed & VSCO Cam that i would usually post.