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Advices for a younger self

OUTER BEAUTY
Do you ever think about what you should have told your younger self when you´re old? Sometimes I pause in my daily life and think that this moment will probably be one of those I´ll look back on, so what would I have told my younger self or what will I think about this situation when being really old? A while ago I stumbled over a great article about celebrities sharing their thoughts on the topic; "What I wish I´d known then: Celebrities write letters to their younger selves". Many more stars are featured in the article at lhj.com, but here are my favourites to take inspiration from;

Cindy Crawford, model + Meaningful Beauty skincare

"Listen to your mother when she says, "The fear of failing holds you back from a lot of things, yet you need to risk failing in order to succeed."

Bobbi Brown, CCO of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

"Dear Bobbi,

If only you knew now what an adventure your life will be. Your feeling of uncertainty as you're trying to figure out who you are and what your passion is in life won't go away overnight. One day your mom will ask, "If you could do anything, what would you do?" You'll say: "I'd go and play with makeup at the cosmetics counter." To her great credit, your mom will help you find Emerson College, where you'll design your own major in theatrical makeup. The rest won't be easy but you'll evolve as an artist and launch your own business. You'll even marry the man of your dreams and have three beautiful boys. As tough as things may seem, you will be very happy."

Fergie, singer

"Wear sunscreen every day."
Helena Bonham Carter, actress "It´s fine to make mistakes. In fact, embrace the mistakes because you move more freely when you have nothing to lose."
[Text source lhj.com Pinterest image via whitenoten.tumblr.com This post was originally published 2013]

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Advices for a younger self + Helena Bonham Carter