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A Look at How to Be and Keep Yourself Looking Beautiful all the Time

Updated on June 29, 2014

The most beautiful women know how to embrace simple, timeless, style

Despite whether we like them or not, we can't help but gawk in awe and admiration of the most beautiful women's seemingly timeless beauty.

By most beautiful women I mean those that go beyond fad-beautiful, those that not only stand the test of time, but those whom just about all can agree are beautiful. Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Audrey Tautau, Maria Callas, Lauren Bacall to name a few.

It is their style we seek, over and over again, in fashion, makeup, attitude. We desire to be like them. When we achieve a slight resemblance, we are elated, confident, proud.

It is not their fame we are after, though who wouln't want a bit of it. I certainly wouldn't turn my back on a pleasant monetary lifestyle or dream opportunities knocking at my door.

What we are after is that magical something that they possess, that we see and adore but cannot necessarily place a finger on.

Audrey Tautou
Audrey Tautou
Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly

Despite what they wear, or don't wear, they are beautiful.

No matter where they are, they are beautiful.

And, it seems, the simpler they are, the more beautiful they are.


Why is this?

Certainly it's because their features are beautiful? Because they don't have to work hard or lift a finger? Because they are waited on hand and foot?

No. No. No.


And the fact of the matter is, if we knew how, if we could place our finger on that something, each and every one of us could be beautiful too. Always. Ready 24/7. We could keep ourselves beautiful all the time.


Yes, you heard me right.

All it takes is remembering a few simple rules, or pleasures, as I like to call them, and you'll never have to worry. You will possess what all these women have and relish in it. That certain je ne sais quoi found in the most beautiful women of the world.


"I'm in! What do I have to do!" you shout. I'm here to tell you.

Maria Callas
Maria Callas
Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall

Embracing the natural you

The first thing you have to do is realize that you are you, that no one else in this world is like you, and that this is a wonderful thing. It takes all shapes and sizes, and all looks, ethnicity, and personalities, to make this beautiful world, and you are one of those people.


Take a good look at yourself without any make-up, without dressing up for a special night out. Look at the natural you, with no embellishments. Smile at yourself. Brush your teeth. Brush your hair. What do you see? Spend a good ten minutes or so on this. Feel out what you really think of yourself. If there was no one else in this world? In other words, don't think of what you think someone else thinks of you.


Your answers will vary based on attitude and self perception. Do keep it positive. You're worth all your positive thoughts.


Pick out all the positive things you notice. Throw away all the negative things you THINK you notice. This is your starting point.

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Relish the Bare essentials

Bare essentials are extremely important and worth the investment. In fact, you should be spending more (time-wise) on bare essentials than on the layers that cover you. What do I mean by bare essentials? I mean your general hygienic routine and how you go about it (not the fact that you do it; we all do it.)

I mean taking care of the bare you. Relishing it. Relaxing in it. Smile while you're doing it. Sing in the shower. I mean giving yourself the time of day because you're worth it. Every second of it.

Freshness is a priority. So pamper yourself. Take some YOU TIME and take care of you and the products you use. That's right. You time. This is the perfect time to relax and take care of you. Spend 20 minutes a day focusing on just you. You don't need a spa to enjoy its many pleasures.

Gone are the baby teeth.  There's no turning back.  So let them sparkle ladies!  And tone while you're at it!
Gone are the baby teeth. There's no turning back. So let them sparkle ladies! And tone while you're at it!

Look at her smile. She's so beautiful!

You communicate via your mouth everyday. So by all means take care of it. This will speak wonders about your beauty.

  • Replace your toothbrush so it does it's job and does it well.Pamper yourself with a new toothbrush every month. Go ahead. It's okay. You're already at the grocery or drugstore anyhow, so it's not like you're going out of your way. And because you're replacing your toothbrush as you should be, you can go with a cheaper brush. It will work just as well. Not to mention, people will notice the difference. And chances are you will be smiling more.
  • Use your toothbrush. There is no point in having one if you don't use it. And use it properly. Spend time with it. Build a relationship with it. Build a strong friendship between your toothbrush and your mouth. Take care of each tooth, your gums, and your tongue. Odd as it seems to many, you should be spending a minimum of five minutes at each brushing. That's right. And believe me, it's well worth it.

Little known fact. Brushing your teeth properly helps tone your arms. Hm mm. Yet another good incentive. Multi-tasking at its finest.

The Birth of Venus      Sandro Botticelli, c. 1482–1486      tempera on canvas      172.5 × 278.5 cm, 67.9 × 109.6 in      Uffizi, Florence
The Birth of Venus Sandro Botticelli, c. 1482–1486 tempera on canvas 172.5 × 278.5 cm, 67.9 × 109.6 in Uffizi, Florence
close up  (both photos from Wikipedia Commons)
close up (both photos from Wikipedia Commons)

Bare minimum

Use the bare minimum when it comes to makeup and hair products. Your skin and hair will thank you. Both will get a good chance to breathe. We are all well aware that breathing is important for life. Well, consider this: Your hair and skin are live parts of you, they thus need to breathe just as much as you do. If anything, you may want to use a good SPF moisturizer for you skin, to replenish and protect it. Putting makeup on top of that defeats the purpose. Despite the claims.

All it takes is a little bit of eyeliner, if you'd like, and you're good to go.

Your acne, if this is an issue for you, as it is for me, cannot heal if it is smothered in makeup. (Again, despite the claims.) Nor can it heal if it sits unprotected. So use a treatment and let that treatment work. Many do the job overnight, allowing your acne to dissolve while you get your beauty rest. My favorite here is Neutrogena products.

Chose your products wisely and do what you're supposed to with them.

You may think you look like a star in your many layers of makeup and clothes and perfumes, but go back and take a look at the photos at the beginning of this hub. Nothing fancy there. Yet those are perhaps the most beautiful photos of those ladies.

The woman makes the clothes.

I mentioned before that "you should be spending more on the bare essentials than on the layers that cover you". Well this is true not just monetarily, but time-wise as well. This is the part of you're always beautiful routine that should take the least thought and the least out of you. This is the part that you should require the least amount of thought. It's the dress 'n' go part.

Your clothes don't need to be fancy. Slide on a simple dress. Or a shirt and some pants or a skirt. A sweater. A simple scarf. Your favorite little pair of earrings. All take a moment to put on.

You will, of course, need to do some prep work so that you never have to worry about wasting your time when you could be looking beautiful. Here are some tips:

  • If it doesn't fit you, take it out of your closet. Pronto! The only things that should be hanging there in front of you to chose from should be things that fit, not maybes or "some day"s.
  • Don't worry if you don't have much to chose from. Actually less is more in this situation. You probably only need five outfits for everyday use and two for special occasion. It is overkill to wear something completely different every day of the month. (Not to mention more laundry to be done, probably by you. Are you really wanting to do more laundry than you have to?)
  • Chose quality over quantity wherever you can. You'll spend less time figuring out what to wear and more time looking beautiful in what you're wearing. Ask yourself, is this simple enough? Is this flattering enough? Does this REALLY fit or do I wish it did or does it sort of fit. Go shopping with a friend whose opinion you trust. If they're a true friend, they'll let you know whether you look hot or not.
  • Watch your colors! If it doesn't suit you, it does nothing. Let it wait for someone else. You've got plenty of colors to chose from. Find the ones that work best on you and they'll work best for you.
  • Mix and matches are best, and so are simple dresses.
  • If you have a top you love, but nothing to go with it, don't hang it in your closet. It's the same as if you had something there that didn't fit you, causing unnecessary anxiety and wasted thoughts. Instead, keep it in a pretty bag by the door that you can grab on your way out, in case the moment arises that you might be doing a bit of shopping. Most places will let you take your own stuff in with you to find a match. (Especially in this economy, you're more likely to find better leniency, even in snooty boutiques.)

Important: Comfort and beauty go hand in hand. You may be surprise to find that something that looks great on you can also be comfortable. In fact, if your outfit does not offer you both, it's time to donate it. Comfort is extremely important. If you're comfortable, you'll be more relaxed. If you're more relaxed, your beautiful natural self will shine. But that comfort needs to be balanced with beautiful style. Out of the billions and billions of pieces of clothes out there in this world, why should you settle for anything less? Think about it. They all want you to wear them, to make them look fabulous... So which will you chose? Remember those dream opportunities I wouldn't mind? Voila. Here's one. Just for you.


The Inner You

This is where YOU happens. You are now ready to show the world you feel beautiful, and they'll follow along. What's inside comes out easier than you think. Unfortunately, that inner you cannot come out if you're obsessed with covering it up.

Let your natural beauty show and your love for yourself will show. You'll proclaim a look of confidence, despite what you may be feeling at the moment.

Once you've done this, you'll find that you have a lot more time to do the things that matter. You'll notice things you haven't noticed in a very long time. You'll get involved in things you always wanted to do but "never had the time".

Appreciate all that nature gave you. Yes your bumps, your curves, your lines, your smile, your "breath taking" skin and hair. Keep it simple and you're ready to face the world, always. You'll always be ready, you'll always be beautiful.

Even Marilyn Monroe looks better at her most natural. Take a look. You decide.

Children Always Seem to Know

Children always seem to know what teenagers and adults seem to forget.

  • There is more to life than having to worry about your looks.
  • Playing with a box and a wrapping paper tube, is funner than wearing itchy tights.
  • Hair dryers are hot.
  • Making faces in the mirror is fun and makes you feel good inside.
  • New toothbrushes are way cool.
  • The lady with the happy eyes that smiles and winks is pretty.

 

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      Atelophobia 3 years ago

      I failed the first part "Pick out all the positive things you notice. Throw away all the negative things you THINK you notice." I don't notice anything positive no matter how hard I search

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      lejonkung 5 years ago

      Wonderful hub! i voted it up and added you as friend!

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      Cathy 5 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

      Frieda, absolutely lovely hub and reinforcing on so many elements that are tangled with emotional thinking...acceptance, self-esteem, etc. Thank you and thumbs up for your positive reinforcements.

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      buckleupdorothy 5 years ago from Istanbul, Turkey

      Exactly what I would have said! Wonderful to see it so beautifully put. Shared around - thank you.

      All my best.

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      htodd 6 years ago from United States

      Moonroe was great,She was awesome

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      blairtracy 6 years ago from Canada

      Beautiful hub! It touched me and I hope it continues to ouch other as well.

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      roach 6 years ago

      Such a nice topic..Very funny and I like it.

      beauty

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      JasonPLittleton 6 years ago

      This is a very good hub!I had a fun reading on this.

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      Frieda Babbley 6 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Thanks NutraHealth.

      and @Food Fairies, I'm so glad you enjoyed this hub. Great to meet you.

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      Food Fairies 6 years ago from London

      Beautiful hub! Really enjoyed reading it

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      NutraHealth 6 years ago

      Nice!

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      Frieda Babbley 6 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Thanks crystolite. I hope she loves this. Definitely a good one to pass along.

      Well put mysisters. Thanks so much.

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      mysisters 6 years ago

      Fantastic Hub. Very informative and inspiring. I agree that we are all who we are. Instead of wishing and hoping to look and act like someone else, let your own light and beauty shine through.

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      Emma 6 years ago from Houston TX

      Good information well done. I will try and list out the information to my sister

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      Frieda Babbley 6 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      That is so nice, StayInVegas, thanks! Well, that put a smile on my face. =D

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      StayInVegas 6 years ago

      This is a beautiful hub, so I wanted to say something, I just didn't know what. Then it dawned on me. The most obvious thing. I love your style of writing.

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      Frieda Babbley 6 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Thanks much, Ingenira. :)

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      Ingenira 6 years ago

      Beautifully written, Frieda.

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      Frieda Babbley 6 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      You're most welcome Str8up Hookups and Lasca. You guys rock!

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      Lasca Pride 7 years ago from United States

      Absolutely awesome hub ... thank you so much!

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      Str8up Hookups 7 years ago

      Loving this hub!

      Thanx for sharing!

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      Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Thanks SureFireKim! By the way, love love love your profile pic. Gorgeous smile!

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      SureFireKim 7 years ago

      You are good.

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      Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Winsome, I would love to be a member of the Exalted Queen Mother of the Red Hat Society. Count me in as member 50,001! Love the poem. And yes, I am quite well. Thanks. Hope you are too. =D

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      Winsome 7 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      You could be an Exalted Queen Mother of the Red Hat Society like Sue Ellen Cooper and wear purple along with the other 50,000 members.

      This poem started it all:

      Warning

      When I am an old woman I shall wear purple

      With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.

      And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves

      And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.

      I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired

      And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells

      And run my stick along the public railings

      And make up for the sobriety of my youth.

      I shall go out in my slippers in the rain

      And pick flowers in other people's gardens

      And learn to spit.

      You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat

      And eat three pounds of sausages at a go

      Or only bread and pickle for a week

      And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes.

      But now we must have clothes that keep us dry

      And pay our rent and not swear in the street

      And set a good example for the children.

      We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

      But maybe I ought to practice a little now?

      So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised

      When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.

      Jenny Joseph

      Hope you are well Michelle. =:)

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      Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      I BobbieLH. You know, it seems about every 4-8 years, I get confused myself. I know it's time for some sort of change when I start putting too much thought into wondering what exactly I should wear and whether or not I've worn something too often. Inevitably there's always something to throw out. But it does seem that the older I get, the harder it is to find something I really like. Personally, I can't wait till I get old enough to think "oh to hell with it" and go out in, well, odd outfits. Now THAT will be fun.

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      Makeup fashion 7 years ago

      Very nice post. I am really impressed. Keep it up.

      Thank you very much.

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      BobbieLH 7 years ago from Alabama

      Thanks for this Hub Frieda,

      Im 54 years old and having trouble with what to wear, and not to wear confused is what I am...lol

      Bobbie

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      Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      fiona, yes, and it's so unfortunate. I was rather hopeful there for a while when more comfortable attire and hairdo's became popular. But alas. One can only hope that some of this inner beauty mentality spreads. You never know, one day. Thanks for the read and lovely comment.

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      fiona_33 7 years ago from UK

      Super hub Frieda. Real beauty comes from within but in today's world it's often the outer appearance that's most important.

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      Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Hi there Lisa. Thanks! I believe you're right about real beauty. I think there's a lot to be said about beauty being in the eye of the beholder; I think it says a lot about the beholder. Have a beautiful day and smile when you think of you. =]

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      lisadpreston 8 years ago from Columbus, Ohio

      I love everything you write, including this hub. True, the toothbrush and personal hygiene is a must. Inner beauty is the real beauty. I have seen what I thought were beautiful women until i see their personality and if it is an ugly personality, somehow it makes their physical appearance very ugly to me and vice versa with a so called not so pretty woman, if she has a beautiful personality somehow she looks so beautiful physically. And of children. No wonder all children are beautiful. They are just honest, natural beings. Great hub. Freida, you are a true beauty, inside and out.

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      Get Free Visitors 8 years ago

      very nice

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      Frieda Babbley 8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Could not have said it better than you did kim. So true that "we are all the Goddess all that is." So glad you loved the post. Thanks so much for the read and the great comment.

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      kimbaustin 8 years ago from Sunny California

      Thanks for the reminder that we are all the Goddess all that is. And for those of us who have more years than we like to discuss, just know that we do get better with age. Loved the post.

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      Frieda Babbley 8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Thanks Maggie. You're so right "if you love who you are, inside and out...your beauty will shine" and THAT is true beauty. It'll be hard for others not to notice just how beautiful you are.

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      Maggie Butler 8 years ago from Little Ole' Iowa

      I loved this hub, Frieda. I feel if you love who you are, inside and out....your beauty will shine. Thank you so much for such a great hub. Of course, what do you expect...coming from a beautiful lady as yourself. :)

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      Frieda Babbley 8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Thanks kartika. This is one of my first and most loved hubs. I come back to watch the vids and admire the natural look of my timeless favorites. Glad you enjoyed this.

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      kartika damon 8 years ago from Fairfield, Iowa

      I love how much material you covered! Marilyn was so lovely and what a fun video!

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      Frieda Babbley 8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Good morning, AIDY. Oh, perfect! Thanks for giving this one a read. =D

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      Am I dead, yet? 8 years ago

      =] thank you Frieda. I found this at just the right time. -hugs-

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      Frieda Babbley 8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Thanks dineane. Go for it. I've got to go through my stuff again too now that it's going to be getting so excruciatingly hot over here. Pull out your favorite comfies, if they make you smile, put em right in the middle of everything!

      Thanks for coming back Rochelle, (my purposefully purseless and proud hubber friend). =D

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      Rochelle Frank 8 years ago from California Gold Country

      Thanks dineane for bringing this back to hubtivity-- I liked it before, I still like it, and you hlped me fulfill the promise to come back.

      It is worth rereading. . . a lot.

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      dineane 8 years ago from North Carolina

      I haven't made it through all of the comments yet, but I love this hub! And you've inspired me to clean out my closet. Comfort is soooo important! And I know I have crap staring me in the face everytime I go in there - hiding the stuff that I really like!

      thanks - great hug and I really enjoyed the videos!

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      Frieda Babbley 8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      I am very glad to hear this about you frogdropping. Your comfort in your natural self shows in your humor and writings. Flaws are only flaws if you believe they are. Besides which, nature is beautiful naturally. Sure we can all have a play at different looks, just as we have plays with our behavior and imaginations. But taking care of what we are given to work with , our teeth, our skin, our hair, our nails. When we love ourselves, that is the ultimate beauty and that is what others are envious of. That is what everyone wants. It's the only way to be beautiful 24/7.

      I prefer "you" too. Thanks for popping in for a read. I'm headed your way to watch the scrabble song. =D

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      Andria 8 years ago

      Frieda - how wonderfully refreshing ... no pun and all that. I'm a bit of a bare naked type. I just don't get how wimmin can spend so much time on mussing with themselves. I have some of the most attractive girlfriends - and they hide behind make-up and weird hair products ... And I love your line "the woman makes the clothes" - I jolly well hope so because I'm a terrible shopper :)

      Mind you Frieda - I'm big on looking after my teeth and skin. That's what I spend money on. Good dentistry etc and face, hand and body creams that suit my skin type. Same with my hair. Usually I just wash it and ... go. I feel better about myself now! I've spent my life being told to 'make more' of myself with external beautification (wow ... maybe I'm not so great as God made me!) but I prefer - me!

      Thanks for this. I'm glad I read it, even so long after it was published!

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      Frieda Babbley 8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Hi DeBorrah! So true on both counts. I'm glad to see you smiling! May I just say you look spendid today!

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 8 years ago

      Interesting hub Frieda. I have always loved the gracefulness of Audrey Hepburn.

      Your inner beauty really is what truly makes your outer beauty glow.

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      Frieda Babbley 8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Hi murilion.  You're so right.  If only she realized how beautiful her natural self was.  How envious everyone would have really been of her.  How much happier she could have been. She could have been a wonderful role model. Thank you, Murilion for that perfect comment.

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      Nuriramadhan 8 years ago from @nuriramadhan

      yes keep natural is the balance to keep the beauty inside and about merilyn monroe,so pity she no longer natural at her last days her breath so naïve and pitty such a beauty creature died by drugs,so irony from the "stupid beauty"I love say she is like that

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      Frieda Babbley 8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Absolutely! Thank avinicole. And thanks for the read. Have a beautiful, happy, full of smiles day.

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      avinicole 8 years ago from united kingdom

      staying natural and simple is the way to go! great post!

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      Frieda Babbley 8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      You're brilliant. Deep down, you realize this. I surprise myself with my brilliance all the time too. =D

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      Tom Rubenoff 8 years ago from United States

      Actually it was a joke, but I agree, it's totally true. Thinking beautiful thoughts makes a person beautiful, no question.

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      Frieda Babbley 8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      What a wonderful thing to do Tom. I'm totally serious, so I hope you are too! It really works. It really does.

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      Tom Rubenoff 8 years ago from United States

      I keep myself beautiful by thinking beautiful thoughts.

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      Frieda Babbley 8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Thank you for saying so Dolores, I really appreciate that. Magazines do get me very disgusted. I keep thinking, "What about me, I'm not the makeup, I'm not the perfume..." But you know, it's business. Glad you came by. Thanks. :)

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      Dolores Monet 8 years ago from East Coast, United States

      Frieda, lovely hub, as usual. Such a warm hearted look at beauty, a change from the cold ideals expressed in so many magazines.

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      Frieda Babbley 8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Thanks apeksha. Glad you like.

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      apeksha 8 years ago from India.

      Helpful subject

      nice hub for girls

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      Frieda Babbley 8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Hi charanjeet. Thanks so much! I'm glad this article gets people to thinking. A comfort with one's self and a smile makes a world of difference in the beauty department. Glad you stopped in for a read. =D

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      charanjeet kaur 8 years ago from Delhi

      A huge thumbs up from my side on this hub. love the fact that life can be made a lot simpler for all those who are craving for a size zero when they can find inner beauty which is very much achievable. Love the way you write and man do you have a smile that will rock many hearts..

      thanx for sharing and you look a charm in the snap...

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      Frieda Babbley 8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Thanks AE, glad you liked.  I say that to myself as I scroll through people's hubs all the time.  Unfortunately there's never enough time to get to them all.  Champagne, it does look like it, lol.  You're right.  I bet lots of people thought so, come to think of it.  Because of my hands.  That was taken on my birthday two years ago, almost to the day!

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      How in the heck do I overlook this hub, it is absolutely wonderful!!! I also love your beautiful pic. I thought after first that was a champagne glass and then I looked again and I felt silly. :)

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      Frieda Babbley 8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      So does yours lady! It's how I'm feeling that makes it a good picture. That and the statue I'm holding, makes me look like I won an award lol!

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      Laughing Mom 8 years ago

      I should come back by more often. Your picture belongs up there with the rest of them!

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      Frieda Babbley 8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      I changed it around a bit. I put that in right after I won I think. So it's been there a short while.

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      Laughing Mom 8 years ago

      You've recently added the photo at the top, haven't you?

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      Frieda Babbley 8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Hi Jewels, good to see you. Love the new avatar. You're possitively right. The inner so effect the outer image. I'm glad you know this. I must say, it shows. =)

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      Jewels 8 years ago from Australia

      Good information here. Especially the beauty within, it so effects the outer image - I know that from experience!

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      Frieda Babbley 8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      You know what? I am so glad you brought that up! I was thinking the very same thing. I was looking for photos and I suppose I could have put Angelina Jolie in there and maybe a couple of others, but I couldn't put my finger on why the calmness comes through on the older actresses. I wondered if it was the black and white photography. I wondered if it was the photographers. I wondered if it was the way of life, what they represented. I'm still confused on that whole thing. I'd love to hear ideas on that, I really do. May be a good hub idea if someone thinks they've got some answers. What do you think?

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      Silver Rose 8 years ago from UK

      Lovely hub. Have you ever wondered why all the most elegant women/movie stars are from the 1950's? Did they have different standards to now?

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      Frieda Babbley 8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Blondepoet, thanks! Yes and absolutely! You have just summed up this whole piece. You truly get it. Wouldn't it be nice if everyone did. Life would be so much sweeter.

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Frieda a huge thumbs up from me, so much truth here for women to see.It's all so simple we just make it so complicated.xox

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      Frieda Babbley 8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      How funny. Well, I'm glad you guys stopped by. Thanks for commenting, and do tell fellow hubber thank you. Hope you enjoyed.

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      2patricias 8 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      Hi Frieda, This Hub was recommended to us by a fellow Hubber who had checked out our website - (I won't spam the reference here) - isn't it great how Hubbers can link up and support each other.

      So glad this Hub was recommended - great advice, and applicable to women living in the real world (as opposed to young, thin, rich ones.)

      Thanks

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      Frieda Babbley 8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Thanks VioletSun! It was pretty exciting. My Picture Perfect Postcards is up this week. Lots more voters this time and VERY close. Closer than last week. I hope everyone will be voting who hasn't already. There's instructions on my "Picture Perfect Postcards - How to Make Your Own" hub for anyone interested.

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      VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Hey, I missed this, your win that is! Congratulations, you earned it! :)

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      Frieda Babbley 8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Hi Andromeda10. Thanks, and thanks for reading this fine nugget of a hub =)

      Audrey Hepburn is such an inspiration, in so many ways. Her life achievements and personal contributions are so vast. And she does it all with style, grace, and fab hair, all always so "simply" beautiful.

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      Andromeda10 8 years ago from Chicago

      Congratulations on your HubNugget win! I love the actressess you posted. I am inspired to write a Hub on "Bringing Audrey Hepburn Back". Style, grace, and hair.

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      Frieda Babbley 8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Me too, Proud Mom. People always ask me, how do you do it? I never really have an answer because it always takes me by surprise. I just go with the flow. In hindsight I love every minute of it. But I have to be honest and say I do get frustrated and wonder why me, what was I thinking. LOL.

      I love those photos. In fact one reason why I chose them was because they were black and white. Somehow or other black and white photos offer something that color photography can't. A view into something a little deeper sometimes.

      Thanks for enjoying my hub Proud Mom. I have to say, I always enjoy yours.

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      Proud Mom 8 years ago from USA

      Yes. but when it comes down to it, I love every minute of it!!

      The black and white photos at the top are just stunning! Classic True Beauties!

      And brushing my teeth is a given. I'll give up showering to brush my teeth if I have to......

      Did I mention that I really enjoyed this hub?

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      Frieda Babbley 8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Hi Proud Mom. Good to see you! With four kids, two dogs, two cats, a husband, a job, being in charge of this that and the other, volunteering, driving, watching other people's kids.... Our job is endless, isn't it?

      Thanks jadedsecret. I'm so glad you stopped by and enjoyed. And yea, there's really no point in trying to fit into someone elses definition of beauty. There are too many definitions anyway.

      And the great thing is, it doesn't take any time at all to be yourself and appreciate yourself, to brush your teeth and give yourself a smile, grab that outfit, put it on and go.

      I think I'm going to look for a pink toothbrush next. Have fun brushing!

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      jadedsecret 8 years ago from Philippines.

      Great post, Frieda! Sometimes, people just don't know how beautiful they are and they try hard to fit in other people's definition of beauty.

      Now to buy myself a new toothbrush.

      Kristine

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      Proud Mom 8 years ago from USA

      Great hub, Frieda. But for me, it's about FINDING the time. I have to be at work so early, and when I get back, I hit the door running until I have to go back later in the afternoon. Then dinner, baths, stories, etc. No different than any other mom, but I just can't find that extra few minutes. Maybe in a few years. Meanwhile, I'm still pretty happy!

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      Frieda Babbley 8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Hi Benji! Thanks for that awesome comment. Yes and absolutely. I hope everyone realizes this and comes away with that message after reading this! Glad you stopped by.

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      Benji Mester 8 years ago from San Diego, California

      I love what you advocate. I've always thought that the more unique and confident a girl is, the more beautiful I find her. That's awesome that you said that a woman should find out what makes her her, what makes her unique, and then walk confidently in it. That's really good advice. Thanks for the great hub!

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      Frieda Babbley 8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Oh you're most welcome Rochelle. And not a problem at all. There are so many wonderful hubs to read and so very little time! I linked to your purseless hub the second I got done commenting on it. I love that piece!

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      Rochelle Frank 8 years ago from California Gold Country

      Wonderful Hub! Sometimes we get so used to caring for others that we forget to take some extra time for outselves. Sorry i ddidn't ss this before now, but will make up for it be comaing back to re-read.

      Thanks for linking my purseless hub. Part of taking care of yourself is giving up the non-essentials.

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      Frieda Babbley 8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Hi MotherHubber. (Love the name by the way! And I too love clean spotless carpets; and I love your topics and can't wait to give your hubs a read.)

      A bubble bath sounds splindid (and you're right, after you brush your teeth, always feels better, doesn't it). And don't forget to smile at that beautiful you. Thank you so very much for stopping by!

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      MotherHubber 8 years ago from Southern California

      Frieda, excellent advice. I loved the hub, loved, loved, loved it! I 100% agree with you. In fact, reading it is a reminder that I need to go brush my teeth, and maybe make a little time for a bubble bath tonight. Thanks! I'm a fan, and fellow newbie. Best of luck to you.

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      Elena. 8 years ago from Madrid

      Let's not get down that road, Frieda, let's just NOT!! :D Gotta get going, you know where I'm headed (or will know when you get my mail!) Laugh

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      Frieda Babbley 8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      I AM SOOOO GLAD YOU WATCHED THAT VIDEO AND COMMENTED ON IT, AMANDA! Thank you so much for that. It was a fluke that I ran across it. You can't imagine how difficult it was to find anything relative to this topic in video. I actually found it after I published this hub and stuck it in right away. Yes, her voice is so comforting and relaxing. And she sooo speaks the truth. She's got more videos too and I encourage everyone to check them out. Thanks Amanda for stopping by and reading and for a great comment.

      WATCH THE VIDEO PEOPLE!

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      Frieda Babbley 8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Sounds good Elena. My lips will be sealed. I would never tarnish your reputation. And I wouldn't call you easy, but then I've never tried anything. =D

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      Amanda Severn 8 years ago from UK

      Great hub frieda. it's nice to read some sensible beauty advice instead of a list of chemicals that we need to slap on, before signing up for surgery, eyebrow tatoos, and who knows what else! Also, I listened to the Louis Hay clip. She has a very hypnotic voice. Completely mesmerising!

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      Elena. 8 years ago from Madrid

      I'll admit, saying 'I won't mention' is devilish, to say the least :-) And, OK, I'll deliver --- but don't want to make a publich disclosure, after all I've a public image to perserve! Laugh So I'll email you, all right?

      And now you can say that I'm easy, very easy, because I didn't even make you as twice! :-*

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      Frieda Babbley 8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Okay, you can't say you won't mention because then I'll have to know what you won't mention. You must now this being a writer yourself. It's excruciating to say the least. So do tell! Were you picking your nose? Doing yoga? Text messaging and hubbing at the same time? (that could have some interesting results).

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      Elena. 8 years ago from Madrid

      NO -- I actually forgot "FIRE" in front of "cracking" LAUGH (but yeah, as in cracking up!)

      That's what happens for multitasking, and I'm not even going to mention what else I was doing while I typed the comment! Actually, I won't mention the three other things that I was doing at the same time!! Ay ay ay, I have to shake my head!!

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      Frieda Babbley 8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Thanks jj. Hope you enjoyed.

      Elena, you mean "cracking up" hubber, don't you? As in crackers, (not the food)? LOL

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      jjrubio 8 years ago

      Nice Hub!