mascara, lip gloss, and a camera

Canon Rebel, 50mm f1.4: 1/30 @ 3.5f
The other day I had some extra time on my hands ( i should have been polishing my nails as you can tell in these photos) BUT instead I sat in front of a mirror and did some self portraits. With a little mascara and lip gloss I decided to do some self reflection.....turned into more of a funny face kind of session, serious face doesn't suit me well.  It is hard for me to sit down and ponder my thoughts, does anyone else experience that? Usually I do self reflecting/pondering when I go for my runs, however that time usually turns into mentally telling myself I can keep running and running. I like to pretend I am Katniss in the hunger games!! SO let me ask you, how do you self reflect? Any tips I could follow?

32 comments:

Katie said...

you are so cute! i agree with the running one!

Shannon said...

Pretending to be Katniss is a fabulous idea! How creative!

Alissa Kelly said...

Gorgeous pictures lady!!! You look fantastic!!! I LOVE to take walks and reflect. It's a big stress reliever for me.

Alissa
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smk053078 said...

I feel liked I haven't "seen" or "talked" to you in forever!! Miss you! And can you be any more naturally gorg?? I do my reflections in the car. I love taking drives alone and listen to some of my favorite songs on my iPod. Lame, I know. ;)
Shanna

TheTinyHeart said...

You are SO pretty, Stesha! When I want to do some self reflecting I like to go down to the beach by myself and watch and listen to the waves crash. It's very relaxing :)

-Sharon
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Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

so happy u stopped by - now ur newest follower (hope u can do the same if u haven't - THANX doll) - anyway my BEST time self-reflecting is when i take a bath - otherwise walking ont he beach with the sand between my toes or on the boat never hurts either

Sheila said...

Awww looking so pretty!! Love the simple look of just mascara and lipgloss. :)

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment! I love your blog. Follow each other?

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ashlyn williams said...

you MY TWIN are so pretty. love these self portraits of you being your true self. i have a hard time self reflecting sometimes. & personally i dont think i do it enough. life gets so crazy so sometimes sitting on the porch, reading a book, & drinking coffee enjoying the morning breeze helps me reflect on life. sometimes life just needs to slow down!

love you!

The Now said...

haha so cute!!! I love the second and the last so much!!! xoxoox

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Meg {henninglove} said...

how do you usually look stunning in your photos???

Morgan @ xoxo, me said...

These photos are adorable! And I love that you pretend you're Katniss when you run. That's hilarious. I think I do most self reflecting on my commute home from work. I take public transportation, so I really have nothing else to focus on. :)

Lauren said...

so cute! I definitely can't pull off the serious look...I just end up looking really really mad!

Amy Shaughnessy said...

Cute post! I love it!

Amy


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Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

These are so cute!

meme-and-he said...

you are too cute Stesha! I am a big journaler...that is how I process and self reflect.

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Very cute!

Miška said...

such a cute pics :) following your blog.

Amy {Cupcakes+Couture} said...

so pretty! i like to think while going for long walks along the charles river with my favorite bands on my ipod. :) i'm not much of a runner!
xoamy
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Sar said...

Such adorable photos! Love 'em.

The Desert Fox said...

love this post on self-reflecting
gorgeous photos by the way

xx

Estilo Hedónico said...

Amazing post!!!!!

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xoxo

Just Another Shopaholic said...

Gorgeous pictures of you girlie!!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Cute pics....running and walking is the only time I can my brain to slow down and sef reflect.

Durante said...

Love these pictures! Makes me think I need a better camera; you really are an amazing artist.

To reflect... I spend time in water, any water works; the lake, an ocean, the rain... whatever it takes; I can lose myself there and really focus inwardly.

Tian said...

Those are lovely photos, you look great!

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Silver {A Silver Snapshot} said...

Oooo, I like this idea for a blog post! Haha, I like how your brain works :)

Silver

The Merchant Project said...

these are great shots love natural beauty

Melissa Risenhoover said...

I'm totally the same way! I tell myself that my running will be the time I really think and ponder and just like you it's mostly me telling myself to keep going. haha Oh well. At least it's alone time. =)

Nomadic D. said...

Uff!! I don't think I could run at all if I didn't have an audiobook piping in through my headphones to distract me! As for when I self-reflect, it's pretty much always over a cup of coffee, with a pen in hand and a nice notebook in front of me. Writing helps slow my thoughts down enough for me to hear them clearly. Thanks for stopping by and commenting,

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Amanda said...

You're absolutely gorgeous, that's all.

eryka {from abcde} said...

the cutest. love these!

Jen said...

Hi! I'm a new follower!! :)

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