Women come to me usually for two reasons: either they feel really beautiful and sexy and want me to capture that for them, or they don’t feel sexy at all and need that confident boost. Of course there are other reasons women get boudoir done, but those are the top two. You may be the in the latter camp.
Although I do find that a boudoir session carries lasting results for clients including a sense of newfound confidence and a reassurance that they are indeed beautiful, sometimes we just have those days when we feel about as sexy as a pissing toad.
I mean, Mama June went and got herself a beach body and I’m still over here eating cookies for breakfast. That’s ok. My boobs match my butt. I put my big girl panties on, which may or may not include a leopard print, look in the mirror, and pull my confidence secrets out of my hat. Let me share a few:
Whether I’m wearing make-up or not, I fill in my brows. It’s the first step to looking more put-together, and well, younger. Most of us want to look as young as possible. Plus, it frames my face. A microblading appointment with Lauren Haley is definitely next up on the beauty list.
Next, I might throw on an off-the-shoulder or cold-shoulder top to show off my neckline. It’s super feminine, and if I’m feeling really extra, I’ll put some highlighter along my collarbone.
Sometimes all we need is lipstick and mascara. Of course, I’m partial to Limelight by Alcone’s Perfect Lipstick which is super pigmented, but no so matte that it makes my lips feel dry, and my lash-lengthening Perfect Mascara that has fibers already in the formula, but no matter which brand you use, there’s just something about lipstick and mascara that serves as a quick mood booster. Give me lashes. Give me lips. Give me the world.
Do something outside your comfort zone. When we’re feeling too comfortable, we develop limitations. We suddenly convince ourselves that there are certain things we can’t do. Getting a little uncomfortable helps you reinforce positive attributes about yourself. Doing a boudoir session is one way to get out of your comfort zone, but it could be as something as simple trying a new machine at the gym.
Gym…did someone say exercise? Yep. I do it at least four times a week. It’s a mood booster that gets the endorphins going, and keeps the doctor at bay.
Then, after you’ve done your session with me, get comfortable accepting compliments and accolades. See below.
Are You Ready to Make Your Confidence Soar?