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Share Beauty with Regency Beauty Institute Contest

Hey loves! So recently, I was asked by the Regency Beauty Institute how beauty and the people who make it, have impacted my life to share awareness of their #ShareBeauty contest they're holding where you can win a customized VIP treatment worth $2,000 courtesy of Regency Beauty Institute and Refinery29.

Regency Beauty Institute is one of the leading cosmetology schools in the nation. They have 88 campuses across the country and have been able to grow over the years by taking an innovative approach to learning and helping students to turn their creativity into beautiful careers. The “#ShareBeauty” campaign celebrates beauty and the people who make it. Our mission is a big one: create a movement celebrating beauty as a creative career, a gift that matters and something that has a positive effect on the world around us.

First off, how cute is this "Beauty Grew All Around" video? I've been humming this all day.

So how has beauty (and the people who make it) impacted my life? As a beauty blogger, I thought the answer would come easily but I've realized (especially over the past five years), that beauty is so much more than what people give it credit for. I've always thought that beauty is being the best possible version of yourself inside and out. So to me, these influential people who have used beauty to impact me aren't necessarily who you think they'd be. Sure, it's that nail artist that has insane nail tutorials that I try to copy (I mean, c'mon, how do they do their right hand!?) to make my nails look awesome, those beauty gurus I follow on YouTube to contour my face or do my hair a certain way but they're also artists who have showed me things aren't always what they appear through paintings; writers through stories, teachers who gave me confidence throughout the years even when bullies tried to take it and my mom who went through breast cancer and chemo and showed me that strength is one of the most beautiful things of all that no amount of mascara and bronzer can give you.

How to enter the #sharebeautycontest:

Entering the contest is easy!
• Try one trend (or all of them). Trends will be posted each week at the Regency landing page
• Take a photo
• Share it on Instagram (Your account must be public.)
• Hashtag each photo with #ShareBeautyContest.

Contest runs from July 8th-August 13th. One lucky winner will be chosen from the hashtags. Each person who enters will have the opportunity to win a customized VIP beauty treatment worth $2,000 from Regency and Refinery29. #sharebeauty #sharebeautycontest

* This post is sponsored by Regency Beauty Institute but all my opinions are my own.


  1. What a great post. And what a great question. Beauty is my happiness. I am so passionate about beauty. There is so much about it that has impacted my life. Makeup has helped me feel confident despite my rosacea. It's brought me so much joy to play with,write about, photograph, and it's also brought me so many, many friends I never would have made. Thanks for this post and getting me to think about the reasons I love beauty and how it's impacted my life :)

  2. This is such a great video and great story, too.

  3. I love you statement on how beauty comes from the inside :)

  4. I thought 'beauty' was pretty straightforward, but the more I think about it, the harder it is to pin down! It's definitely more than makeup and products, that's for sure. It's one of the reasons I named my blog Lit From Within, really.

  5. Awesome story. I have learned so much from beauty and I also learned that beauty is definitely what comes from within... in all honestly, while I have made wonderful friends from blogging and YouTube and have great supporters, I also noticed it brings out the nasty in people. Glad to have people like you who are always inspiriing ;)

  6. Love the Video, thank you for sharing.


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