01 June 2012

Be Your Own Hero



No outfit post today, just a video I did because I wanted to do a video and someone suggested I do one on self confidence. So here it is! Oh, if you didn't know, I have pink hair at the moment because I'm trying to go blonde enough to go green but it's not working very well. Ah well.

Ok I don't have much else to say hahaha I'm going to go watch Snow White & The Huntsman and deal with my crush on Kristin Stewart luvz ya bye

37 comments:

Kelly Mullins said...

WHERE is that lipstick from? Also, awesome video.

Maren said...

Great video! Your hair looks so cool!

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Eat.Style.Play said...

I love coming on here to peek at your blog, you're still 100% organic always!!

Delia Salsabila said...

nice video and pink blonde hair! xo

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Bella Blithely said...

Hello gorgeous! What an awesome video, really made my day :)

Elisha Bassily said...

your hair looks awesome! can't wait for green though-it would really suit you. awesome video - can really relate.

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originaloflaura said...

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Eva said...

Arabelle this was awesome!! Life IS cool! Sometimes I feel like I do try to conform myself to be what other people want me to be/conform myself in order to feel accepted, and after I realize I'm doing that I'm always so frustrated. But I love the mantra of be your own hero! Because I've been looking for that awesome perfect role model who is everything I aspire to be, but now I'm just going to be my own hero and be my own role model, because then I don't have to look anymore!

xx Eva
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Maddi3 said...

This might sound cheesy, but this was very inspiring! Thanks for the real talk....glad to have stumbled upon your blog!

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eli oralia said...

i really needed this. thank you c:

Eline said...

Yes, thank you. I love this.

I found the way to really accept my body to really confront myself with myself every day by wearing clothes that I then thought "unflattering", confronting myself naked in the mirror and gradually I began to see that my body is a BODY and not an abjected to be disected into a summary of Good and Bad parts. I went out in these ugly clothes and felt horribly uncomfortable but I was just so sick and tired of the grief that wanting to look Good in society's eye had caused me and it felt awful, so awful at times, and a lot of days I just hadn't the energy for it. But all the energy I put in that was so worth it.

I feel that there's a lesser focus on loving your inner person though and I feel that I and a lof of people I know and see need that too. Do you have any tips for that?

Eline said...

I mean, I guess my way of currently accepting my inner self is unapologetically being myself and sometimes even enlarging my bad sides because again I just cannot take the grief it's causing me to try to conform.

SafiyaMarie said...

And this is why I love you and your blog. We need more women like you telling teens that its ok to look the way they do and they shouldn't change who they are for shit :)

Would you mind me linking to this on my blog in a later post? because i think it is brilliant!

http://safiya-marie.blogspot.co.uk/

Akosua said...

Ummmm...be your own hero!! I love it. But u r also my hero Arabelle!!! And yes i'm going to telly myself i am beautiful when i look in the mirror and not worry about other peoples thoughts on how I look. This was so brilliant and made my day.

Holly Sh said...

Lovely video. I (we!) love you too.

alice-jane said...

Thank you for sharing your experiences! To be honest, I don't think I can accept myself for who I am (high school...) but I think maybe I can now? (As cliche as it sounds) Thank you for making this video!

Lucy said...

Isn't there some trick with aspirin that helps remove hair dye?
Anyway, love your posts, great video!

suze-me said...

LIKEZ.
I have a crush on Kristen Stewart too, ever since The Runaways.

Anonymous said...

But is being egotistical a good thing?

Izumi said...

aw, thank you. i'm insecure and shit and i'm in high school. i am going to watch this repeatedly when i have real bad days.

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Madison said...

Very awesome and inspiring video. Love the lipstick!! Also, you're hair is totally blonde enough to go green! What little brassiness you have left in your hair can be used as a yellow base, you can use a silver, blue, and green color and it will be green.. use more blue though xxo

Dashing-Darling said...

this is really beautiful and inspiring. every once in a while a reminder like this is needed. thanks for having such a strong voice

kirstyb said...

hair is amazing and great video x

Lalalala Jess said...

Thank you for this! I've been bullied since as long as I can remember. "The list" has happened to me numerous times... Most recently last year. It's only been since this year the bullying has sort of died down. If someone's rude these days, I'll mock their childness... start dancing... become a human cat etc. !!

Lillie said...

Wow. Thank you for this video so much. I can't really express how much this saved me. I have been having an incredibly hard few months and have been dealing with depression and some huge insecurities. I have been having a really tough time being myself and not caring what people think of me but this video, man. It just completely gave me the push I needed. So, my dear I want you too know that you just kept a young teenage girl from cutting herself and also wearing a (very honestly) really ugly dress to my graduation dance just because I thought everyone else would like it.
xox

Iris said...

This video is so great, and it reminds me of something my father often tells me : When someone tell you "You're beautiful !" don't be like "Oh thank you you're so nice" as if you were waiting for his/her judgment, no, you should say "I already know that, but thank you". Because you're the one to decide if you're beautiful. AND YOU ARE.
Well, that was my dad's advice.
Please forgive the mistakes, I'm learning English.
You make a fantastic work, you can really be proud of yourself.
Iris, a French hero.

Kailey said...

Thank you so much for sharing this with us, Arabelle! I'm in a transitional period that is causing me to doubt myself, and watching this really helpful. You continue to prove you are such a unique, powerful, and necessary voice in the blogosphere, and I'm so thankful you are sharing your ~wisdom~ with us! <33 I particularly loved this:

"The secret to happiness for me is understanding that I'm not always going to be happy and I'm going to disappoint myself"

victoria uren said...

it's no biggie and it's not like i'm putting you on a pedestal or anything but like there's a photo of you on my wall.
PS this video was great. thank you ^^

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♥NekoCandii♥ said...

I think you're becoming one of my favourite people. Thank you for making this video. You're real and stylish and I respect that. I hope you don't mind that I shall now go creeper stalk you on tumblr XD

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~E~ said...

Thank you for posting this. I'm in a bad place right now and listening to this video made me feel a lot better. If someone accepts you for you then that is a good start.

X. Alexis said...

This is the best self-love video I have seen in a while! It's so genuine! x

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Jessie said...

I know you posted this a while ago but I only just found your blog like yesterday through a rookie link and have been stalking the crap outta it/ you since (promise not in a creeping way) <3 I've just come out the other side of having my life be consumed by depression and anxiety, and the thing that has kept me well and happy is accepting the fact that sometimes I am going to be depressed and things aren't going to work out and that is okay because I can chose to let the good days define me- instead of the bad. (yay run on sentences) anyway I love you and agree with everything you just said and want to be your friend :)

ps this will help with your kristen crush ;) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeFH-6drhRY