Why a faux tan DOES NOT equal faux confidence

Why a faux tan DOES NOT equal faux confidence

How introducing Mystic Tan into my beauty regime has taken my body confidence to the next level.

If you’ve been following along here at A Grim Sense of Style, you’ve likely realized how important viewing ourselves beautifully is to me. To be honest, I’m not quite sure exactly how I became so confident or when it really happened. But I am sure that over the years I’ve learned to love myself through a range of sizes, shapes and mental states. And you know what? I’m really, REALLY proud of that.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve ALWAYS loved my curves even before the Kardashian’s made it cool (thank you Kim), but we all have our moments, am I right? I’ve observed over the years that as we get older our bodies change suddenly (something I’ve REALLY had to come to terms with having PCOS) and it can be a struggle to embrace a “new” version of you.

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If You’re a Little Bit Grinchy Like Me…

If You’re a Little Bit Grinchy Like Me…

I know I’ve been absent at A Grim Sense of Style lately; December is a tough one for me .  As always, I’ll be honest with you all and admit that apart from my birthday (God bless Sagittarius season), I practically dread December.  I know that sounds SO Grinchy (I love the Grinch, so I’m really okay if you call me that), but I simply do not resonate with the holiday hype.  For years I’ve attributed this to the past circumstances of life; whether it be family, living situations, working long retail hours…the list goes on.  And with this tainted perspective I feel I take even greater notice to the societal obsession of unrealistic expectations that truly have nothing to do with Christmas at all.  

For the record, I know my perspective will not resonate with most of you, but I also know there are some others JUST LIKE ME hiding behind presents and forced smiles this holiday season.

And if that is you, I’m really excited you’re here.

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