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Me Without Makeup


When I first came to America I struggled with accepting myself and the way i was physically because others would make fun of me because I had short hair, so they said I looked like a boy. In my home city Lagos, Nigeria it’s rather normal for girls to have short hair, we considered that natural beauty. But here…i didn’t feel welcomed, i couldn’t be myself, i didn’t even feel pretty. My mom always sung me a song that always made me feel better…

♪♪ “I am beautiful made, I am wonderfully made. I belong to God, I resemble Him.
I am beautifully made, I am wonderfully made. I belong to God I resemble Him.
That’s why the devil trembles whenever he see me, singing; I’m God’s own, the apple of His eyes.
That’s why the devil tremble whenever he see me, Dancing (praising); I’m God’s own, the apple of His eyes.” ♪♪

I loved this song because it always reminded me that I am made in the image of God, and because God is beautiful in all His ways, I am also beautiful, I am an example of many of his wonders on the earth, we all are. 🙂 There is power in God’s natural beauty, and it belongs to us so we need to embrace it and show others this one of a kind beauty that can only be found when we start looking beyond the skin, and makeup, and into our hearts. No amount of makeup can surpass the natural beauty that God gave each and everyone. I’m glad I realized this from a early age, because today I can boldly say I love everything about myself, i believe my best features are my eyes and my smile. 🙂 I love smiling. ♥

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  1. TeenCrazy

    Posted by TeenCrazy on July 31, 2016 at 16:32

    WOW I didn’t realise there were more Nigerians in this website. I’m sooooo glad like SQUEEEEE! You go Nigeria! And you are breathtakingly beautiful!!! WoooHoooo! *Just felt like screaming*

  2. Project Inspired

    Posted by YouHadMeAt_Believe on September 22, 2012 at 17:11

    I’M NIGERIAN! :d Woohoo girl! You look beoootifool 😀 hahahaha, I have dreadlocks, because my hair is tragically short XD but, hey, i think my mom used to sing that to mee too 🙂

  3. Project Inspired

    Posted by starpoi on September 15, 2012 at 19:24

    i am a nigerian to and u soo pretty

  4. Project Inspired

    Posted by Pianoisapassion on August 8, 2012 at 17:14

    That was truly beautiful. The song reminded me of my mom and brought tears to my eyes.

  5. British_Chic_088

    Posted by British_Chic_088 on August 6, 2012 at 06:34

    Omg! I am nigerian too, and I had medium length hair. And can I say that you are DROP DEAD GORGEOUS! God made you soooooooo beautiful and nobody can ever take that way from you. Gosh, you’re stunning!

  6. Project Inspired

    Posted by eolakunle on August 4, 2012 at 01:59

    am a niaja girl too, and i love your story

  7. Project Inspired

    Posted by graceygirl on August 3, 2012 at 07:59

    im nigerian too and i know this song!! we sing it at church alot… i love your story also

  8. Paris

    Posted by Paris on August 1, 2012 at 22:24

    You are pretty.

  9. Jesusluvr

    Posted by Jesusluvr on July 30, 2012 at 20:44

    Yay! Im Nigerian too, more Naija pride:)! By the way , you are absolutely gorgeous !

  10. Project Inspired

    Posted by lovesunshinepeace on July 21, 2012 at 21:59

    Heyyy I’m Nigerian too! Naija pride! You are soooo beautiful! And so is your story! 🙂

  11. pinkgodlover

    Posted by pinkgodlover on July 18, 2012 at 11:24

    you are beautiful and i love your story=)

  12. Project Inspired

    Posted by lexi-b333 on July 15, 2012 at 19:09

    WOW! you are sooooo pretty<3 😉