Tuesday, February 16, 2010

the face in the mirror....

sometimes the person we see in the mirror...isn't who we wish was staring back at us....
we wish we were different....had different features...

I know my nose has always bothered me...I don't like that it looks like a pig nose to me...but I do like that I can breathe through it just fine...
I don't like the bump on my lip...where my tooth went through my lip when I was little..but I like that my lip is still there...(i won't bore you with the rest of the things that bother me..ha ha ha)

sometimes we wish our personalities were different, or improved in areas...
I used to be incredibly shy...I never felt comfortable enough to speak up....
thank God, that has changed...ha ha ha ha
and again...I won't bother you with all the things that I want to improve...ha ha ha..we could be here a while! ha ha ha

The thing is, we can hold back all the great things that can be in our future, but not believing in ourselves. If we don't believe we are good enough..we will never even step out to do the things we'd like to!

Please don't let yourself, our your lack of confidence...hold you back. If we keep telling ourselves we aren't good enough...we'll never make it! We have to be our first line of encouragement...our own team of cheerleaders, our one-man (unless we have anyone else to cheer us on) team of "you-can-do-it-ness"!

Things I want you to do today:
Tell yourself...
"I am beautiful"
"I was born with incredible talent"
"I am going to do great things in this life I've been given"
"I am going to go after my dreams, because God gave them to me for a reason"
"There is only one person like me in the world, and I am awesome!"
"I love my body, and I'm going to take care of it and feed it healthy food"
"It doesn't matter what people say"
"I am loved"
"My thoughts, style, and personality, are special, unique, and I'm not changing to be like anybody else"
"I will stop telling myself I CAN'T.....and only tell myself, I CAN, and I WILL"
......I will go after my dreams
......I will dress in clothes that make me happy, no matter what anyone else thinks!
......today I will choose to love myself, and do something to make me happy today...
......today I will take some time to think about my dreams, my future, and day-dream about what my "dream" life would be...so I know what I need to go after!

When you visualize something..the style clothes you want to wear, the career you want to have, the home you want to live in...the person you want to be....
it gives you a target or goal...then you just need to build the road to get there!
You build the road by your choices...
decide to buy a book or magazine, or research online about the dream career you want...
Make small steps to build the road to your dreams, by making one small choice...
decide to look into schools, design a business card for yourself, start learning on-line...start just with thinking about it and encouraging yourself!

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter won't mind."


Today be the you that dances in your heart...
the you that says funny things in your head, but doesn't say them because you think someone will think it's dumb.....they won't...those are the things that make people fall in love with you!

Be the you, that dresses how you want...because you like it and it makes you feel confident and like the real you!

Be the you, that says, "yes I am an (actress, artist, singer, dancer, designer, painter, photographer...teacher...) even if you've never made a dollar from it! Just because you make money at something doesn't mean that's what you are....you are what you are by doing....not by dollars!

I believe in you! You can do whatever you put your thoughts to! Be bold, brave, and do things that you are scared of, and soon, they won't scare you at all!

this was typed with love and so much encouragement and thoughts of your heart ans dreams!
huge love and hugs....kandee

152 comments:

ModInManhattan said...

This was so beautiful!

Danielle said...

Beautiful--Thanks Kandee!

Yasmin said...

i love you kandee! just how you are! <3 thanks for always having the best advice and encouragement! the world is a better place because of people like you! :)

Ari said...

you are incredible .. thank you for writing this. really.

ina said...

you are one of the loveliest people i ever met in my life!:) you can always make me smile. and by the way, i like youre nose very much.

(sorry about the bad english, im from finland=D)

Just Trinity said...

You are such a dear!

You are beautiful on the inside and out.
Thank you for the inspiration and little pieces of kindness in my daily life.
You are appreciated!

Take Care
xoxo

Trinity

rosescouty said...

This made me feel so much better about myself, Kandee. You are so loving & caring & you have also encouraged me to go after my dream... To be an actress. I always tell myself I'm not good enough, but now that's going to change... all because of you. Thank you so much. I love you!

Gina<3

Angeo said...

Awesome simply awesome Kandee you are the most beautiful person in this world! Love U <3<3<3

TFran said...

Thank you so much Kandee.... I kind of needed to hear this today!

esra said...

hey Kandee, i'm from Turkey
love your style and thoughts
you are a real inspiration source..... plz say hi to your next video to Turkish girls becouse we're watching you, all the time
btw i am ESRA ... huge lovess

Heath said...

Thank you so much, Kandee! I told one of my best friends yesterday that I had such a problem with rejection, it was almost if I had refused to try. Life and all of the circumstances that go with it can really do a number on you, if you let it. I suppose I had. Thank you so much for reminding me that I don't have to accept rejection, defeat or what another says about me. Thank you for your encouragement and your love for us, your fans. You have no idea how much you blog means to me, especially today :)

lots of love to you, my dear!

heather from 'bama :)

Katarzyna said...

This is just.... beautiful, so true, so well said... Thank you Kandee for reminding us about this... Wish you lots if love & happiness! :*

Jodie said...

well put

Kiska said...

Dear Kandee,

This is probably one of your best posts yet & terribly needed by me. As always your words find me at the right time. Thank you again for all that you do & the time you spend to reach out to all of us. It is more appreciated & loved than you know.

xoxo

Adamo Venusta Artistry said...

♥♥♥You Are SO Encouraging!! Keep It Up Kandee!! We Love You!!♥♥♥

taylorwoloszyk said...

:)

brittney nicole* said...

this reminded me of a song, True Reflections, by the dave matthews band, here are the lyrics


When you look into a mirror
Do you like what's looking at you?
Now that you've seen your true reflections
What on earth are you gonna do?
Find some inspiration
It's down deep inside you
Amend your situation, yeah
Your whole life is ahead of you
Your whole life is ahead of you
Remember the time you hung out with the boys, now
Remember the things you used to say
I thought by now you'd be the president
But after all that was yesterday
But you've had time to go out in the world now
But you chose to run away
Well, people ask you what you're doing now
You don't even know what to say
Find some inspiration
It's down deep inside you
Amend your situation, yeah
Your whole life is ahead of you
Your whole life is ahead of you
Find some inspiration (yeah)
It's down deep inside you
Amend your situation, yeah
Your whole life is ahead of you
Your whole life is ahead of you
You think your life is like a movie
Where it all works out in the end
I think your life is like a desert
Where does it go, where does it begin?
When you look into a mirror
(When you look into a mirror)
Do you like what's looking at you?
(Do you like it?)
Now that you've seen your true reflection
What on earth are you gonna do?
Find some inspiration
It's down deep inside you
Amend your situation, yeah
Your whole life is ahead of you
Your whole life is ahead of you
Find some inspiration (yeah)
It's down deep inside you
Amend your situation, yeah
Your whole life is ahead of you
Your whole life is ahead of you
Find some inspiration
It's down deep inside you
Find some inspiration
It's down deep inside you
Find some inspiration (inspiration)
It's down deep inside you
Find some inspiration (inspiration)
It's down deep inside you
Find some inspiration
It's down deep inside you
Find some inspiration...
It's down deep inside of you.

Blondebabe95 said...

I La La La Lovee You kandee! You really inspire me to be ME. In school we had to do an Essay on Someone you look up to and admire and I did You :) Thank you for all Your kind and uplifting words of encouragement.. I just want to share this with you also...
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending" sooo Much Love squeezed into this comment for you Hehe <3 :D xxx

kelseylcheer said...

Beautifully said Kandee.
Your such an inspiration.
: )

dollhouse said...

LOVE you kandee! <333

Heeba said...

thank u for ur amazing words...its late night and there's nothing as comforting as reading ur words filled with love and giving hope and strength...
btw, u are beautiful no matter what you think :) i would love to have your nose ;) lol...i've always been insecure about mine, which i feel is asymmetrical...and one day, the prettiest girl at college girl randomly tells me that i have the nose of an actress;) it lifted my spirits for a whole week!

but your post will keep my spirits high for a long time :) when there are days i feel down, i will always come back to read your words..lots of love,xoxo

Ashley said...

ugh!!!! I heart you, Kandee. totally what I need to hear...though I have no direction, no passion...none that I can think of at least. I see you as someone I want to be, but I dont know if I'd be good at make-up. support-idk if I'll get that from my family. Thank you for all of your words, I will read them over and over for encouragment <3

-Ashley Lujan

Houria said...

Thank you Kandee! I need to hear some words like that because i begin to not believe anymore in my dreams...It's so hard here in France to "be that someone you want to be"... Your words are just what I need to hear today! 'make a small choice to built my dream'...Bisous from France, Je t'adore Kandee, you're the best "guru make up" on youtube! Sweet juste like a candy...Bisous ;)

allison said...

thank you kandee! i love you so much and i can feel your love!

ms said...

Hey there!
I really like this post, its a great idea to create it and just helps a lot since it concerns pretty much everyone.
thank you so much kandee!

Love from Germany
Marie

x-teenagedirtbag-x said...

Kandee you are BEAUTIFUL!
And you are blessed with the features that you have :D
Love you <3

Rachel Kay said...

Kandee, you have absolutely no idea how much I have been needing to hear these words!!!! I want to thank you so much because this truly helped me in so many ways! I am a senior in high school and I have been shy all of my life. Most of the time I just don't even say things because I'm afraid that people will think it was "dumb". I have been wanting to change this about me for so long now and your words just encourage me to want to do it that much more!! I love you so incredibly much, Kandee! You are absolutely AMAZING!!!! :)

jennifer ingrid said...

Kandee, thank you for everything you do. :)

sfroulier said...

You say the truest and nicest things. I love reading your blogs and they've become quite inspirational. Thank you. Thank you for being you and I'll strive to be more me. Have a fabulous week!

Debby said...

Wow. that was extremely encouraging, thank you :)

Brenda said...

Thanks for the inspiration kandee, you are awesome!!!

Kyndal<3 said...

You say the most perfect things every time I need to hear them!

MUCH LOVE
<3Kyndal

♥ K said...

Thank you for this post Kandee! Your positivity always helps me try to be more positive myself. :)

Zero_FX said...

What a great and ecouraging blog, thanks kandee, i was having a crappy day anr then I read this, and now I feel like a superheroe, Thank you for the encouragement and inspairation, THANKS!!!

PROPS TO KANDEE!!!!
zerotaper@yahoo.com

lil_miz_cheekychick said...

Kandee! You truly are one of the biggest inspirations in my life! Thank you so much for everything. Everytime I read your blog I end up smiling [even after a bad day], or I end up thinking 'Yeah she's right! I WILL do that'

Again, thank you so so much! =]

Hugs and kisses

Chanel
xxx

Kassie-Rae said...

Oh-my-gosh! That post made my heart do flip-flops and cartwheels. You have inspired me to my core. I love you and your beautiful soul. I totally needed this post today. I actually put this post in word and made it all pretty and it is hanging from my mirror. Thank you, Kandee Johnson. You have truly changed my days, and my life.

Sevi said...

Holy cat...really? You are gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous. I think you have a perfect nose and great lips. What makes you most beautiful is you are so loving to others. I know we are our worst critics but you must know that to us you are beautiful - Inside and out!!

Shelleen said...

Oh Kandee, you're so fantastic. I can't even begin to tell you how many times your blog posts have been the helping hand to pulling me out of a puddle of mud... You're so fantastic, you have such a sweet spirit and personality! You are loved by so many! Keep it up girl! You rock!

Giedre said...

Oh.. ;( You brought tears to my eyes.

I'm gonna write down those things you wrote to my notebook, to remind them to myself every day! Tell a huge thanks to your mama for giving the birth to the most precious DIAMOND girl in this world - YOU, KANDEE.. I'm gonna cry..

Yours Giedre. (huuuugeloveandhugs)

Emma said...

It's funny how people see themselves so differently than others see you. For example I have always envyed your nose and I think it's just beautiful (unlike mine which is quite big and not very symmetrical).

You inspire many women and girls around the world and you're a great example for every one of them. Stay just the way you are.

Halauksia Suomesta! (Translation: Hugs from Finland!) Haha

FHBA said...

Thanks so much kandee <3 and the same to you! Xox

Courtney said...

Yes! You are so good to express these things! Kandee, I know like many... I love your blog. You are an inspiration! Don't ever stop. I was given a blog award and I would like to pass it on to you. Take it or leave it. You are one of my faves! Love ya Kandee!!!

bnugget101 said...

Kandee!!
Thank you so much for these encouraging words! Lately I have been feeling really insecure about myself and have constantly been comparing myself to other girls and have been really down on my self. I just wanted to thank you for posting this and giving me some words to go by. I have written down all the things we should tell our self and posted it on my mirror!

Ceci said...

Hey Kandee!
Thanks! You're amazing. I recently discovered you, and you already mean a lot to me. And I have to say that I'm entring in this make up world and you've been so engouraging to me!! so... thank you again!
(My eanglish is not that good yet, hope it's understandable!)
Big hug and kisses!

Cecilia.

sara said...

You are so awesome Kandee!! this is so inspiring and don't let the negative comments bring you down, just like you wrote "those who mind don't matter" and that is so true! have a wonderful and happy day!! :)

Miss Tapia said...

This made me feel better,thank you!

poupoune said...

That was a bad day for me! Now, and because of you, i feel so much better. Thank you! You are, we are and i am beautiful etc etc :D

Kristy said...

Kandee
Somedays i think that God has placed on your heart what i need to hear. (or read) you always inspire me and encourage me to keep going after my dreams. I am a mother of six and only 32 so i have given up a lot , but i have amazing children that i love more than life, but somedays my life is very hectic and i forget to think positive . I also forget that i matter my dreams are important. you inspire me and make me smile. thankyou! you are awesome kandee!

Lily X. said...

Hi Kandee,

I woke up this morning with less confidence than I had the day before. Your words of encouragement are very inspirational. I just wanted to ask how did you get over your shyness? All the things you have said are something I am trying to achieve, but I feel like those goals are hard to reach. Well, thank you for your words of wisdom. I hope you have a great day =).

wjbabiegurl said...

Kandee u are amazing! thank you!

Latindoll said...

Hi Kandee,

I just had lunch with a friend and was talking about this exact subject and how I was feeling. It's nice to know that someone so beautiful like yourself feels like this sometimes too. Thanks for your positives words and thank you for taking the time out of your day to send us all a little note of inspiration.

x's & o's
Amanda

Sparkling said...

Just...THANK YOU.

Megan said...

Amazing Kandee - Thank you!

Jesie said...

Hi Kandee. This blog totally made my day. I've been struggling with my weight for a long time and your blog totally gave me a good kick in the butt to start reaching for my goals. You are such an awesome and inspiring person. I wish you all the happiness in the world. Thanks for all your encouragement and kind words. Your cyber buddy, Jesie.

Vixen said...

you truly inspire me Miss K xxx thank you

P Bobbs said...

YES Kandee!!! Your words are full of wisdom. It's all about being capable of loving ourselves the way we are <3 because its the scariest thing if we do not love ourselves. Scarier than if others scrutinize us. Love yourself and the others! Make our world a brighter place <3

Saimese said...

This post is very encouraging, especially for those who are going through a rough phase. And I think that's just what it should be - a rough PHASE. Don't make it into a big issue. You will make it through & the only person you need to get there is yourself. So believe in yourself, darlings.

I know whenever I was down or didn't feel confident, I didn't rely on anyone. Not because I didn't want to, but because I couldn't.. for most of my teenage years I moved a lot, I wasn't that close to my mum & my best friend who I once lived 2 doors down from was now over an hours ride away. I had no one but me & I'm kinda glad I had me, myself, & I to rely on because it has made me a much stronger person today.

Oh, & the song Beautiful by Christina Aguilera helped a lot too. It may sound cheesy, but I do believe that certain songs/lyrics, motivational quotes, etc. can help you feel better.

& yes, I am a blogger & damn proud of it even though I haven't made a dollar from it. I enjoy doing it & it's a part of who I am :)

Evita23 said...

I love you so much Kandee! I could feel my eyes tearing up as I was reading all of that.. you are certainly without a doubt beautiful too and I thank God I have you in my life! xoxoxoxo

Crystal said...

You are amazing Kandee. Thanks for inspiring me. You should feel good that at my MAC interview i stated that you are my favorite inspiring makeup artist when they asked :)

SarahMerritt said...

Love this post! Can you do more hair style posts? I have alot of hair and have no idea what to do with it I did use your tutorial on how to cut a sweep bang and LOVE it!

Jade said...

Kandee. Thank you! You're a gem! Much happiness, love, and success to you :)

Sarah said...

Kandee- thank you so much for your great blog today. Everything you mentioned in it was exactly perfect and led me to a better day. I have been looking for schools to become a makeup artist. I am only 15... and I know the direction in my life I want to take, already. You are so amazing and I love you so much!! You r the absolute best! So thank you for making my day tons better. LOTS OF HUGS! Love you Kandee ♥ Sarah (pirategalmakeup, pirategal456 on youtube)

Nina said...

Oh wow Kandee, this is an awesome post!!! I think sometimes I get lost in all the things you dislike about myself and care too much about what others think of me, I forget to inspire myself. This post was very inspirational and a good reminder of things I often forget to think of. :)

Jennifer @ A Fine Romance said...

You ARE A M A Z I N G! Love it! <3

rockgrrl727 said...

Thank you so much for your words of encouragement Kandee! For the longest time I have been obsessing over my weight, but I have realized that that was the way I was made and I am going to embrace it! Love you lots!

...ALLmEYEne... said...

Really great post.

cat said...

you are incredible person. You serve as inspiration to me and so many others. God bless you !

Jennifer said...

Very inspiring Kandee. :)

Britt said...

I really needed to read something like this today. Thank you. :]

FaceCandie1 said...

your are such an inspiration girl! I really needed this today, thanks for a great, uplifting blog. Keep up the good work!

Sarah said...

Kandee you are so awesome! You're the reason I stopped being afraid to try new things and push myself to do better and be more. I am SO GLAD I found you!

Love you TONS and BUNCHES!!!

Sarah

Tomoko851 said...

You are so inspiring and I totally understand what it is like to be super shy...it is so debilitating...but I got over it too and I am so much happier. It is just something you have to get over. It releases so much tension when you choose to show the world who you are!

idalizseymour said...

Kandee,

I know if one of your best friends was telling you all of the things they hate about themselves you would probably reassure them and tell them they are wrong. Well, I want to be a friend (whom you've never met, but a friend no less!) And tell you, you are extremely beautiful, inside as well as out. Women would do all sorts of illegal things to look like you (Myself included). I know a lot of our insecurities about ourselves (not only physical) are difficult to accept. I don't know you well, though have been following your videos and stories, but I do know you are such a pleasure, whether you are talking about your difficulties or how you are trying to overcome, your son or just makeup, you mean everything you say and say all that you mean. Your qualities that we have only been able to see through videos, are why we love to watch you. You have such a strong heart and soul; people love to watch.
~Idaliz

xoxo, Kate said...

love, love this post!!!

gris said...

I would never thought you used to be shy!!!

It's great to hear that!!!!!

I'm still working on not being shy, loving myself... & making friends.lol

Dani girl :) said...

Thank you, Kandee. Everyday, I walk into the halls of my high school wearing what makes me happy, sporting amazing make up looks (supplied by the amazing Kandee Johnson, of course), and with this big (imaginary) tattoo across my face saying "FEARLESS", all thanks to the help of God and one certain angel, you. :)
Thanks for helping me change my life. :)

Mimi @ Irresistible♥Icing said...

Perfect time of this post. Thank you :)

agnieszka said...

Oh Kandee, stop complaining ! You're so pretty :) but you're 100% right :)Be yourself - I'm trying, but sometimes it doesn't work ;)
I wish you all the best :)

La Mandarina said...

I am a firm believer in self motivation!!! Love the message today.

Vanessa said...

YAY Kandee!! I am forwarding this over to my wonderful hubby. We have a website design/graphic design company and he has been struggling with feelings of inadequacy and fear. He has the education, experience and me and our customers know he is super awesome, but he needs to start cheering himself on! I hope you are having a very blessed week and thanks so much for the great post!

xxxtoxic_dollxxx said...

Ok to be honest I LOVE YOUR NOSE!!!
hehe you're such an inspiring and amazing person!
xoxo Maya

Ashley said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izJyz64Tvdc

Your post made me think of this Josh Groban song... hope you like it!!

Peregrine Priya said...

Thank you Kandee! You're always an inspiration for me. I'm incredibly shy, and it makes me sad because I don't talk to many people because I'm always scared of what they're thinking or what they could say to me. Every time I read your encouraging posts, it makes me want to break out of this prison and slowly I've been getting better at being social, all thanks to you! You're giving me the courage and confidence to break out of this shell and talk to people (even if its indirectly, lol). Your bright and bubbly personality makes me want to be happy like you. I just want to say thank you!

Angel Ramirez said...

Thank you Kandee.
Without your words I would probably be ... I dont know..I just feel you and your words lead me to the right way.

And I love you just the way you are!

Angel Ramirez

Brandi said...

This is exactly what I needed to hear. You are always spot on. I do not believe in having "idols", but if I did you would be it. I adore you! Keep up the hard work.

Bebe aka Brandi

annie said...

Thank you that is exactly what I needed to hear!

xMelixheartsx said...

you've empowered me!
and kandee youre beautiful and i WISH i had your nose..its cute and pretty!
but anywho, thank you for lifting my spirits. i love you tons!

xMelixheartsx said...

youve empowered me and made me feel better already. you are beautiful and youre right. we wish we had other features. such as id like to have your nose! its cute!
anywho, i love you tons! big fan :)

Lorien BeautyLove said...

OMG im so happy i can finally read your post! every time ive clicked on your blog my computer freezers and clicks out of it! so strange!!

anyways, great post! i so do not think your nose is pig like! its perfect!? i can see the bump on your lip, but i like it! :)

marcia furman said...

I always need your inspiration!

ninateresa said...

kandee, today is a weird day it started out with my horocscope and it was good and went with the thing I did today and it was fine til the end it went down hill and I like to hear what people have to say. When I read this I was like wow I really needed this. Today everything is falling in place I tell you all the time you inspire me you make me feel good about myself you're so jolly and I love that every day I watch ur video or check your blog and I feel very good about my self I can go on and on with this because you don't know how much this means to me I cried...I LOVE YOU MS. KANDEE :) you rock!!!

L.C said...

Thank you Kandee. I needed that. I have 3 kids...and felt somehow that was just it. All the dreams I had are gone now. Thank you for encouraging me to dream again..(this is my motto) one of those dreams is for me to emerge from this shy introverted person to some one who can affect the lives of those around me..someone who i confident in the gifts that i've been given. Thank you for going after your dreams. it is such an inspiration.
LC
http://daretodreamagain.blogspot.com

lillieloves said...

Kandee your such a beautiful person, inside and out! im sure people always tell you that aswell! i love you so much you are such an inspiration to me! you were who got me into this beauty internet vlogging on youtube/blogging here on blogspot. i love you!!!!

INredet said...

Love this post and I really agree. Life could be so different in a negative way. We are so focused on all the negative stuff, when we have so much to be thankful for.

I love these words, written by someone in Denmark;
"People will forget the things you said and the things you do, but they will never forget how you made them feel".

Love from Norway

Jenny said...

Kandee you are such a beautiful person inside and out. If only there were more people in the world like you. Thank you so much for your encouraging words.
Jenny

Heather said...

This was the best post of encouragement for me! Thank You!

BTW I have always loved your nose and wish I looked like you and had your nose, your beautiful..

Catanya said...

You are one of the most beautiful girls I have ever seen. Honest. Inside and outside.

Tracy Stewart said...

STOP MAKING ME CRY, WOMAN!! ;o)

I <3 You, Kandee!!!!!!

Hugs,
Tracy

Tracy Stewart said...

{{My comment didn't show up! Oh well...}}

STOP MAKING ME CRY, WOMAN!!

I <3 You, Kandee!!!!!!!!

Hugs,
Tracy S.

Tracy Stewart said...

WOOPS!!!!! Just realized why it didn't show up! You're approving them now. (Good idea!)

You don't have to post both...lol. It'll just make me feel like a bigger dope.

Have a great day Sweetie!

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

what great encouragement!
you go girl!
ciao
carmelina

For The Fierce said...

I love you! You truly have a beautiful soul. Your kids are so lucky to have you as a mother, because of that they'll grow up to be just as great as you are! Keep up with the encouragement posts, you help me to believe in myself, thank you <3

Charity said...

You really are such an inspiration. Your words really make my day :)

PetaLa said...

Its like you know me and know what im going through and what i need to hear. This post made me smile so much, you're bloody amazing. thanks from Sydney Kandee!
Ptaxx

mariana said...

aww that was beutiful..!! love you kandee..!! whenever I feel sad, I see one of your videos and I feel much better, you're the best..!!!

tryingtobuyincalifornia said...

Thank you Kandee. Not only are you beautiful outside but inside and you help bring out the best in us. I was just looking the other day in the mirror and being critical...your post showed me that what I see perhaps others don't...keep pouring out your inner and outer beauty tips: because this is your calling girl friend...

Michael said...

I think everyone should sign this!
http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/kandeejohnsonrocks/

Stephanie G said...

Kandee, I really needed this positive inspiration today; thank you for being beautiful and encouraging and filled with such spiritual grace. You've been so blessed to be a great leader and encourager and I thank God for you and you for your words! :D

- Stephanie

daisy said...

I totally understand what it feels like to be super shy...I still am. It's very difficult to get over, and it's esp. hard when people make you feel bad about it. Sometimes it feels like people just don't understand. Hearing that you were once shy gives me hope that maybe one day I can come out of my shell.

Thanks for your inspiring words Kandee!!

KJ said...

How are you single???

I see nothing wrong with you in that picture... Although I need the full body shot to really be able to tell. So email me a full body shot? :D

You're a cool chica. Stay that way!

*** said...

Your nose is SO CUTE!
I always thought it was your best feature and I even thought it was 'redone'!!! Haha!
Round and so cute and it make you look young!
I think it is the cutest..
Funny how we perceive ourselves ain't it? :D

Have a great night Kandee! :)

retro_fiend said...

I never comment on posts but I just wanted to let you know that you're truly an inspiration. You probably hear this a lot but it's true. I, like a lot of people have been battling with my self image and who I want to be. Each post you write encourages and motivates me more and more to take that one little step to reaching my goals and overcoming my shyness and fear of rejection. Thank you for being such an amazing and beautiful person inside and out! Also much love and blessings to you and your family!

LilSisOfaMarine said...

I agree, thank you so much for putting that out there and helping girls feel better about themselves every day!!! You are amazing Kandee! What you said was so wonderful! *hugs*
~Cassidy Z.

Jana Faith said...

Kandee, thanks for the encouraging words. I am working to encourage others as well. :o) You're great and I appreciate what you're doing!

Michelle said...

I've been really hard on myself lately. You reminded me the hardships we go through only lead us to where we want to be. Thanks, Kandee! You really lifted my spirits.

SARAH...brown said...

More of the world needs to hear that.
I write for an online newspaper about fashion photography and am trying to send the same message.
Thank you :)

xoxo


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SSauer said...

*sigh* Thank you Kandee.

Dieuwertje said...

Thank you, this is something I really needed to hear, you truly are a beautiful person!

xoxo

Kimee said...

Kandee, this was an amazing blog!! This really made my day and I really needed to read this today.. it was so perfect! Thank you for inspiring us all. You are truly an amazing and positive person that I look up to!! Keep sending us amazing blogs like this, they are sooo helpful! You mean so much to me even though I've never been able to meet you! Thanks again and we love you!!! <3 Love Kimee

Diane said...

This really gives another sense to my day that is not as good as it should be...

Anyway, let me tell you that I would give anything to have your nose (I have problems with mine since I was a child and I should have surgery to fix it).
Thanks so much for your encouraging words, have you ever thought putting all the content of this blog in a book? I'm sure at least all of your fans would buy it!

Have a fun day

kiss

AnaB said...

You're more beautiful than you know, more talented than you think, and more loved than you can imagine.... :)

Ill never forgot this.... such a beautiful thing you wrote :D I hope you look at yourself like this.

My Sweet 30s said...

Always so inspiring! Lots of love from Brasil!!!
Fernanda Leite
http://mysweet30s.blogspot.com/

Lucy said...

Thanks Kandee,


I have woke up so much times telling myself I am not beautiful and my shape isn't good. I have learned to cope with that and be who I am. I am beautiful no matter what.

Victoria said...

I am crying because of this. THANK YOU. I want to shout out loud that I AM A MAKE-UP ARTIST even when it is not my everyday job. Even not knowing when it will become my everyday job. Thanks a lot. Really. Greetings from Spain

CupcakeSniper said...

Thank you for all this encourgaement Kandee! I'm going to write these out and put them on my mirror so I can remind myself those things! Definitely a struggle!

Thank you!!
I pray that God blesses you even more abundantly then He's used you to bless so many!!

Carly said...

Ok so that is funny that you say you dislike things about your nose because I have been jealous of your nose ever since I have started watching your videos! I have always wanted a small little nose like yours:) Love your site and love your videos, they make my day:)

Andrea said...

Hallo Kandee,

and your nose is absolutely beautiful:)

Andrea from Hungary

blondemafia said...

Hi Kandee,

I never comment on blogs but I had to comment on yours. I accidently found your blog about 2 months ago through youtube and I just wanted to say THANK YOU for all of your encouraging words and help. I think I have read every post and watched every video of yours. I hope to be as positive and happy as you. You truly are a great example and a breath of fresh air to a lot of us that are going through hards time or just simply having a bad day. I love the blogs you post like the one you posted today! I know your busy but keep them coming please. Love from all your grateful and loving fans that wouldnt change a thing about you!!!

-Casey the Bama girl

benedita said...

Hi...

you konw what you have done for me today? You have made my day! And I love you for that! An remember to belive in yourselves too!

(I am very bad in English, but when I think I'm good, I'm good right? ^^,)

So thank you, and from this day on I will start live my life, because of you! So thanks again! <3 =D

open secrets said...

I was having the worst morning, the kind that makes you want to crawl back in bed and give up for the day. But after reading this, I feel much better, and I'm going to tackle the things I need to do. Thanks, Kandee, I really needed this. xox <3

San said...

Thank you. Lovely picture of yourself. Nice nose too. ;-D Amazing skin.

Big hugs and even more love from me for you.

Debbie Racho said...

you are an inspiration...thanks for this nice post...

Bridget said...

thank you Kandee :) Remember to stay inspired too!

sophiesworld said...

ohh kandee..

that went straight to my heart..
thank you
thank you

sophiesworld said...

ohh kandee..

that went straight to my heart..
thank you
thank you

SaraLaine said...

I know you don't have time to read all of the comments everyone has written you, but I want you to know that you are wonderful. You always leave me with a smile on my face, even when I think I'm having a not-so-good day. I hope that you can inspire yourself as well and as much as you have successfully inspired thousands of complete strangers. You're amazing, Kandee Johnson. I hope YOU know you are. <3

jannette said...

i found this in Audition by Michael Shurtleff
"There's only one person like you in the entire world, trust yourself to use that with truth and imagination."

fits right in with your post
have a day filled with smiles.

elishajay said...

You are so right, i think people hear it so much from people but, they do not believe that they can do it like me. It is funny how i came across this blog tonight because i am trying to figure out what i want to go to college for, have oblivious reasons why i really want to go and that is because i owe it to my self and my family to better my self. I am just afraid to go and do something that i might now like but, reading your blog tonight has really helped me and encouraged me to do something. I am i very shy person myself and i hate that i am that way but, i dont want to know that people are thinking about me. I try to tell me self that it doesn't matter but words that people say can and are very hurtful. I have tried many times in my life to come out of my shell ( what my mom says )but i have been hurt with words to many times. I am so glad that you are willing to put your self out in the world on you tube none the less and let people know how you feel because there are many people like me in the world that would rather keep in every emotion inside and thinking about it all day everyday but never say anything because you don't want people to know that you are not perfect, while on the outside you crack a smile that doesn't feel right. So thank you so much for being your self your blogs and videos help me get threw the day.

VanityGirl said...

I love this Kandee! xoxo Maxi

essie said...

youre an inspiration kandee:]

Rosie Baby said...

i hope you never have another self-doubting moment in your life! you're beautiful, kind, cheerful, INSPIRATIONAL and you never fail to brighten up my day!
thanks for this wonderful blog :) x

JessicaFaerie said...

Everyone said it already haha but your a true inspiration and we lovee youu Kandee!! <3
I love this blog post its prettyyy amazing and very true!
I needed this especially for my wittle self:/

PEACE,
JLL
XO

I also reposted it on my blog just thought Id let you know but dont worry i didn't claim it as my own! lol

NIKKI J said...

I LOVE THIS POST KANDEE THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR WRITING IT. I LOVE IT BECAUSE I TOTALLY IDENTIFY WITH IT. WE HAVE SO MANY LIFE SIMILARITIES ITS CRAZY, EVEN OUR PERSONALITIES, FEARS AND LIFE STRUGGLES...I THINK ALOT OF PEOPLE ON HERE CAN RELATE TO YOU THAT IS WHAT MAKES YOU SO MAGNETIC! PLEASE KEEP DOIN WHT UR DOIN CAUSE LIKE YOU SAID, THERE IS NO ONE ELSE OUT THERE LIKE YOU, AND NO ONE ELSE FIT FOR THE JOB!! THANKS FOR BEING OBEDIENT TO THAT INNER VOICE INSIDE YOU!

onelove1819 said...

I JUST LOVE WHAT YOU WROTE . bEAUTIFUL.

LOVE
SILVIA,

MIAMI ,FL.

niea999 said...

thank you for encouraging our day !
love ^^

FaithHopeLove said...

Kandee, I recently found you on the internet when looking for makeup tips, little did I know that not only do your fantastic make up tips and videos help me sooo much, but you have become so much more than that - you are inspirational and such a good person that I find all your other positive words,health tips, life, etc..mean so much more to me than my words can even express. I feel whole heartedly that me finding your blog was a blessing, a God sent and warms my heart and soul Glad to know you via this avenue, I feel blessed to read and see all the love and light that you share with the world. I just had to figure out how to post on your blog just cause I wanted to let you know this. God bless you and thank you -

$hOrTy said...

idont even know what to say.. im speechless. YOU ARE THE MOST ENCOURAGING PERSON IVE EVER MET IN MY LIFE!!!! you are absolutely amazing. may GOD bless you SOOOOOOOOOOOO muchh!!<33333333 :) thank you sooo much for posting this!!

Jane said...

Your amazing,truely amazing!What else I can say... Your kids must be proud to have a mum like You.
You've got passion for Your job and that's really impressing. I hope one day I would be able to do make-up so precise and beautiful like You. Huge kisses and hugs for You!

Allison said...

What you wrote is just so beautiful!!! Everyone should keep this in mind! It feels like a ray of sun in our lives! Thanks Kandee <3

Mel said...

Kandee,
Please Write a book and have the dream life you want.
As you deserve the best and you will get it!
We dont count our happiness with dollars yet we need them to get through life.
If you write a book we will all purchase one and that will help you get bigger and you are the best.

Hugs xoxoxo
Hope to see you again at the next Event in LA please let me know. Smiles love and prayers.

Colette said...

I recently found your blog, & I've been reading back through your posts ... today was a really good day for me to hear what you're saying in this one. I just have to say thank you. You're a really inspirational writer =)

liontati said...

Just what I needed today - to read this post. thank you!

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