5 July 2016

10 Ways To Feel More Beautiful Everyday

ways to feel more beautiful 
We all deserve to feel more beautiful. 

There's a tiny part of my brain snickering right now. She is that girl that called me fat when I was 15, she is that voice of self doubt that tells me 'you're not good enough', she is my anxiety and depression, she is every single nasty thing anyone has ever said to me.

I shut her off and laugh. And you should too!

'Beauty' is a term that's really drilled into us from a young age. And by drilled I mean hammered, stapled and nailed to us.

But what exactly is beauty? I like to think of it as something that's not just physical, but something that's inside.  It's happiness. It's self assurance. It's being as physically healthy and beautiful as you can naturally be.

I look back on photos of myself from five years ago and I can just see how darn miserable I looked. Suffering from extreme depression, low self-esteem, I was overweight, unhappy and stuck in an ultimate rut! I would have never imagined in my wildest dreams that I would finally feel beautiful.

But this isn't about me and my violin-themed 'sad story'; it's about you!

I found ways to feel incredibly beautiful without that nose job I planned when I was 14, without crazy diets, without becoming 'Instagram famous'!

Today, I'm going to share those techniques with you...

 Find Your Inner Peace With Nature

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The beauty of nature is something that can inspire and uplift us. Whenever I'm having an 'ugly' or down day, a simple walk in somewhere really beautiful can totally turn this around.

Find somewhere in your local area where you can really loose your mind in nature, this could be a local park, a beach, a walking trail, or even a street full of beautiful architecture.

Focus your mind solely on the physical beauty of your surroundings and feel your insecurities slip away!

Be As Well Groomed As You Can Be

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I'm not saying do a full-blown Kylie Jenner-style lip thing or bleach your naturally dark hair, but personal grooming is a must for both looking and feeling your best.

Find a hair-cut that flatters your face shape and makes you feel great (Byrdie has a great piece on this). Paint your nails your favorite colour or spoil yourself with a manicure. And never underestimate the power of good old-fashioned hair removal!

Smile, Laugh: Repeat

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Imagine the most physically perfect girl you know, now plaster a constant frown on her face. NOT pretty! 

Smile and laugh and it becomes contageous! You will feel happier and more beautiful. Plus: your positivity will uplift others too!


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Exercise is a two way street: it makes you look better and makes you feel better. Since exercising regularly, I have felt happier, more energetic and felt more positive when I've stood in front of the dreaded mirror!

If the idea of squats and burpees terrifies you, don't fret! Try yoga, a sportsclass or go for power walks with friends. If you enjoy exercising your more likely to stick at it. And more exercise means more endorphin's and endorphin's feel GREAT!

Know Your Makeup

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The right or wrong makeup can physically transform us for the right or wrong reason! Use your makeup as a tool kit to enhance what your momma gave you!

If you're not sure what kind of makeup look suits you, pop into your local department store and let a beauty consultant advise you.
Develop A Confident Sense of Style

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Being sure in your sense of style and feeling amazing in what you wear is a sure-fire way to make you feel more beautiful! 

If you're not sure, don't be afraid to experiment! Fashion is all about having fun! If you want more advice about finding your personal style, I wrote a piece on it aaaages ago that could help.


girl meditating on beach

I order to you stop right now and breathe in for three seconds. Now out for four. And relaxxxx! Do you feel a bit better already. Taking out time to take a breather, chill out and watching Netflix in your knickers is a must and is nothing to feel guilty about! If a train keeps running all the time, it will eventually run out of steam.

Find Your Passion

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Having a hobby is so rewarding and fulfilling and having a strong sense of love and purpose is a core part of feeling beautiful.

For me, the joy I get from The Daily Luxe and you, my readers, is something that makes me feel incredibly beautiful. Gosh Rach... pass the cheese...

 Find your passion, whether it be painting, dance, sport, website building, and put your heart into it.

Connect With Animals

feeding rock wallabies at granite gorge

Animals do not judge physical beauty, these just judge kindness. Find some furry friends and interact with them!

Whether it's walking your dog, cuddling your cat, or simply watching the majestic birds in your garden, animals fill us with joy and make us feel beautiful.

Check out this gorgeous dog with only two legs. He isn't physically 'perfect', but he is still happy, lovable and inevitably beautiful.

 Add Sparkles

Micheal Hill diamond jewellery

Jewellery adds a bit of sparkle and can make us feel like a Queen when we were feeling like a pauper. As well as adding to your physical beauty, jewellery can remind us of loved ones and happy memories, especially when we wear keepsake or gifted jewellery.

I know this post was something a little bit different from me, but I felt like being a bit more raw and real.

Stay beautiful!



  1. Finding your inner peace with nature is such a great point and something I've always felt 100% certain of. When you're surrounded by natural things that haven't changed themselves in any way and yet they're entirely beautiful (eg. flowers), it reminds you of what's important and how lovely something can be in its most natural state :)

  2. Such an amazing post! I agree with everything you mentioned here!
    Exercising helps you with being at piece with your body and feeling better about yourself!

  3. This is such an amazing 10 tips to feel better (: perfect for girl to feel confident. You look stunning x

  4. Love your post!!
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  5. Loved reading this unexpected post! Jewelry and experimenting with my style always me feel more beautiful. I also enjoy having some downtime, and being around those that I love too.


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  6. Great post dear!

  7. Such a fabulous and inspiring post darling!!! <3 xxx
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  8. I definitely feel the most relaxed and peaceful when I am outside enjoying all that nature has to offer. Great post hun! Hope you've been having a good week so far!

    xo, mikéla /

  9. Wonderful advice! Finding your passion is a great way to feel beautiful :)

  10. This is such a beautiful piece Rachel, I really hope you continue to share posts like this! I can relate to struggling to feel beautiful in my own skin and love all of these suggestions. I can especially relate to the ones about getting back to nature, relaxing and spending time with animals. I always find when I take the time to step outside into the wild any perceived problems I have are put into perspective. I love what you said about animals only judging kindness. That is such a beautiful reality that I had never thought of in that manner before. I love this post!

  11. This is such great advice! Thank you for sharing! :) I think time in nature is always good to help us relax and appreciate the beauty in everything :)

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  12. wow amzing pics

  13. What a great round up, and it's true that grooming helps enormously. Jewellery always helps me to feel better, as does a bright lipstick

  14. What a great round up, and it's true that grooming helps enormously. Jewellery always helps me to feel better, as does a bright lipstick

  15. I really love this post babe! As myself, people called me ugly and always compared to my friends. I know that kind of feelings! However, keep laughing and smiling always my fave thing to do to cheer myself up!

  16. Thank you for writing and sharing this with your readers, Rachel and frankly, I think many of us, both women and men go through the 'ugly' phase where we think we are the ugliest in the world. I think it's mainly down to the lack of self confidence. I agree with all your tips here and will be sharing this post in hopes that it will inspire someone out there who is feeling lousy about themselves.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  17. These are al such great tips and I could not agree more with them. I always feel more beautiful when I am well groomed and healthy!

  18. Beauty truly comes from the inside as well, I agree with you 100 percent.
    Big kiss to you, xx
    Frederique // FAB le Frique //

  19. Great post my love!
    Beauty comes from the inside. When you're beautiful from the inside, you're also beautiful outside. You're a real beauty, Rachel!
    Hope you're having an amazing week ahead!
    Much love, Pisa

  20. I really enjoyed this post, Rachel! All these tips are wonderful. For me, I love to be around nature or do something simple like painting my nails to help me relax and feel beautiful!
    Hope you're having a great day!

  21. What an absolutely uplifting and inspiring post. I agree, and I'm sure most of us have been there thinking about these things. Jewellery makes me happy, and exercising certainly makes one healthier, feel better, and look better. You look gorgeous in these photos dear. xx/Madison
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  22. Such a perfect and inspiring post my beauty. Thank you for sharing your wisdom

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  23. Such a beautiful post Rachel. I love that you incorporate your beautiful photos in it too. And I love every single advice, it's that demon voice inside each of us we need to shut off. Thanks for sharing the inspiration hun. Have a lovely rest of the week!

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

  24. Such a wonderful post! Loved it! <3

  25. Love this post dear! Keep up the great motivation work!



  26. Such a great advice girlie! So glad you shared. Have a great day!

    XO, Jessi

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  28. Like it's namesake, such a beautiful, beautiful post through and through my beaut beach babe! Just looking at your gorgeous, stunning self in these tropical snapshots is a total remedy for happiness and beauty in itself, you really shine all the sunshine and soul anyone could ever wish for <3

    You are such a positive, inspirational beaut and this post is full of amazing remedies for feeling more beautiful everyday, I especially agree that developing a confident sense of style helps immensely. When I was a teenager I hit an all time low with my confidence and it was only when I started taking a proper interest in fashion at 19 that everything changed, I finally found myself and eventually, now at 26 I finally feel like the "real" Sophie ;) Blogging is so awesome for that reason alone, it just helps us connect and inspire with babin' beauties like you! It sounds like you have been on such a rollercoaster ride of a journey and from the bottom of my heart I can't tell you how proud I am of you for beating it head on, and becoming a million times stronger for it. You are a magical queen, through and through, period! <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

  29. YES!! I am such an advocate of this entire post. Some of these things may seem like such a little thing too, but it does make a world of difference.

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  30. So wonderful! I love that you took the time to write about this because so many of us forget to do all the things that will make us feel at our best. Thanks for reminding us of these simple things we can do in our daily lives.

    Much Love,

  31. All your points are so true. I particularly like connecting with animals because no matter how bad a day your having or how bad you feel they always leave you feling a lot better.

    XoXo Noma

  32. Wonderful photos :)
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  33. These tips are so good! Finding inner peace and smiling and laughing is just the best! Xx

  34. Great points Rachel. I think I need a pet.


  35. Very good!!!

    Have a nice week end!
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  36. Interesting article ! Love theses tips !
    You do look so beautiful !

  37. Great post! Everyone should feel beautiful all the time <3

  38. Lovely advice darling. So inspired!

    Dakota D.
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  39. Great post dear! I'm totally agree whit everything you said!

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  40. great ideas to look gorgeous. thanks.

  41. I love this inspiring post and couldn't agree with you more.

  42. Yes to all 10!
    Being happy and at peace really makes one beautiful.

    Love these tips, the stunning locations, and your outfits. :D

  43. thank you sharing such an inspiration take on life! Being happy is a really hard thing but is so worth it <3

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  44. This was such a wonderful read.

  45. This post is so lovely! The tips are great and you look gorgeous!

  46. That's so cool, love your style!

    Alice Cerea

  47. Great tips! Finding your inner peace with nature is really important, as finding your passion. After you find the two of them you will feel so much better. x

    Have a nice week,

  48. Great tips Rachel! I need to stay away from poisonous people and find inner peace because I'm suffering from adult acne and whenever I pass by skincare / cosmetics counter, the salesperson will glue onto me like a pest and start commenting on my skin and I NEED to buy their wares :(
    Thanks for sharing and have a great week!

    Love, Aldora

  49. wow i love it

  50. Wonderful advice with great tips! Being happy and finding inner peace can make one feel more beautiful. Thanks for sharing! x

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  51. Am all about exercise, good makeup, being well groomed, nature and meditation. These are amazing tips Rachel. Thank you for sharing dear. Ps, I had missed your blog darling!!

  52. I love this post as the tips in it are so great and I'll definitely be putting them into practice. I'm trying to exercise more and also not feel guilty for taking time out to relax! I love your tip about animals as well :) My boyfriend bought me two rabbits for Christmas and whenever I feel stressed just spending some time with them can really lift my mood. xx

  53. Thank you writing such a beautiful, open and honest post. No matter how old we get, i think we all struggle with that inner voice reminding us all of the negative things people have said. As well as our own negative thoughts but it's so important for us to find that inner peace. I love your list, so many simple ways to feel beautiful about yourself❤️ Being in nature and with animals is one my favourite ways to reconnect with myself.

    xo, jackie

  54. Thanks for this post babe! I needed to hear all this!!
    You are truly beautiful, inside and out! Love you!

  55. very helpful, only when you feel happy from the inside you can feel happy from outside.

  56. Such an astonishing post! I concur with all that you said here! Practicing helps you with being at piece with your body and feeling better about yourself!

  57. wonderful post. I am planning to enroll for Digital Marketing. Please suggest me for the best Institute in Delhi.thanks for sharing

  58. all picture are are stunning baby.i love your all outfits. Thanks for sharing


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