The Dove Real Beauty Sketches

DOVE'S Real Beauty Sketches-What do you see when you look in the mirror?

DOVE’S Real Beauty Sketches-What do you see when you look in the mirror?

What do you see when you look in the mirror? I know that I only see the flaws unless I force myself to focus on the areas that others might think are attractive. Finding them is always a hunting expedition, but I know I need to do it, to find the positive, before I leave the house. I need to feel that confidence.

I always wonder what other people see when they look at me. Are they focusing on the size and shape of my eyes or the fact that they are dancing with mischief. Do they see the bump in my nose? My long face and skinny chin?

Dove has explored this idea with their newest in the Campaign for Real Beauty, a project called Real Beauty Sketches. Dove hired a criminal sketch artist to draw women as they described themsevles and then again as described by a stranger they had met for just a few moments.

The results were eye-awakening, and served as a reminder of how hard we women are on ourselves, and that we need to find the beauty in the mirror every time we look.



What do you see when you look in the mirror? Can you share THREE positive words to describe yourself in the comments below?

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  1. I love this post! It’s honestly so hard to come up with 3 positive things.

    1) I have gorgeously long eye lashes
    2) I get to wear Glasses everyday – yay fashion accessory!
    3) I have long legs for a girl of average height and I love it.

  2. Thanks for this post. It really made me stop and think. It’s so sad that we do this, isn’t it?

  3. 1. blue eyes
    2. freckles
    3. strong arms
    But I have to admit that all of those were things I did NOT like growing up. It’s all in the brain.

  4. Thanks for this post. 🙂
    I have:
    Big blue eyes
    Long, thick pretty brown hair

    High time I focus on the positive attributes I’ve been blessed with, as opposed to the constant focus on the things I’m not so fond of.

  5. I seen this video last week and WOW! What an eyeopener! I teared up at the end! I try to be positive, but sometimes, especially with everything I have had to deal with in the last 2 years, it’s been hard!

    Three positive things about myself:

    1. I’m Always being real, always being me.
    2. I have stunning hazel eyes
    3. I’m 6 foot 2 tall and I love it!

    Thanks for the inspirational post;) x

  6. This post has stayed on my mind. I felt I had to share the video on my blog ( I linked back to you – thanks again for posting it.


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