I participated in a Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for AVEENO. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation
It doesn’t matter what you call it, fate, kismet or luck – it happens in the blink of an eye and it’s unplanned, unexpected and unscripted. Those tiny bits of perfection that happen when you go off script, when you let life do it’s thing while you’re busy scheduling it down to the last minute. It’s those candid photos that look 1000 times better than the posed ones. It’s the dirt road you detoured off from the main street. It’s the rainstorm you get caught in on a summer picnic. It’s called Unscripted Beauty, and it’s wonderful.
What does “Unscripted Beauty” mean to you? Are they those moments that happen between the “perfect” times? The ones you stumble upon by happenstance rather than by planning to the last minute? The times fate took over and something magical happened?
What #UnscriptedBeauty Means to Me
In my life, I have had many Unscripted Beauty moments. Being a hairstylist and makeup artist, I often get a client in my chair who doesn’t always feel beautiful and it’s my job to change that. Any time I feel like maybe this job isn’t for me anymore, someone like that walks in, sits in my chair and changes my life. The smile on their face after I’ve done their hair and given them something they’ve always asked for, but for some reason never gotten? The enthusiastic hug a perfect stranger offers to me? The perk in their voice and the spring in their step as they tell me their be back and proudly walk out the salon door? Those are my unscripted beauty moments.
I know it seems silly, but it just makes me happy to know I’ve made someone else happy and it’s rarely something I talk about when people ask me why I chose hair or what I love about my job. It’s just my personal little victory and the little me inside of me is bouncing off the walls with joy.
I spend my days living minute by scheduled minute. Rarely – when you work for yourself – do you have a second to say “Hey! I have NOTHING to do!” because there is ALWAYS something to do. And living minute by regimented minute leaves very little time to be “raw” and “unscripted” yet, it happens. Spending candid moments with my family, watching the pure joy and love they have for each other is what makes it all so amazing.
When my daughter comes running out to the living room to show me a dance, or tell me a silly joke, or when I take a moment for us and go get a slushie, see a movie or just have some lunch together. There is beauty in the simplicity of just living in the moment without having to plan for something to happen.
AVEENO is flipping-the-script by creating an #UnscriptedBeauty Movement, encouraging parents to embrace the natural beauty of a life that doesn’t always go as planned. An AVEENO survey found most parents say that “unscripted” moments are more beautiful than those that are perfectly planned. At the end of the day, it’s sharing candid, unscripted moments that build authentic relationships!
Share your #UnscriptedBeauty photos on Social Media using the hashtags #UnscriptedBeauty and #AVEENO for a chance to win a photo shoot with acclaimed photographer, Danielle Guenther!
And! Just for my readers – Share your favorite Unscripted Beauty Moment in the comments for a chance to win an AVEENO Daily Care Gift Set! I’ll choose a winner MONDAY!