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Julyne Derrick

Words of Wisdom: Be Nice to Yourself

By November 12, 2012

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I love this quote from makeup artist and "What Not to Wear" TV host Carmindy that I found in O, the Oprah Magazine:

"I was an insecure teenager: overweight, braces, freckles. My grandmother Jean pulled me aside one day and said, 'You only have one life--don't waste it worrying over what you don't like about yourself. Celebrate what you have that is beautiful.' Every time I get down on myself, her words come flooding back to me, crystal clear."

Grandma Jean's advice is a nice reminder to us to be nice to ourselves, forgive ourselves and learn to love ourselves.

Image: Carmindy by Andrew H. Walker for Getty


November 14, 2012 at 3:37 pm
(1) Jenn says:

I think Carmindy is so amazing! I not only have all her books but I follow her blog “Positively Beautiful”. She is not only one of the best makeup artists in the business, she is also a role model for the proper attitude to have. She is so beautiful and a genuinely nice and kind person.

November 21, 2012 at 8:27 pm
(2) Judy K. says:

I love Carmindy too! She is great & knows what she is doing & makes it easy for other women to apply makeup. She is Beautiful & seems to be a very nice lady too. Happy Thanksgiving Julyne & Everyone else over here!

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