"Who would want to kiss her with those big, ugly lips?"
A statement made about me at a childhood sleepover. A statement that, as a woman, we have all heard at some point about a beautiful feature on our bodies.
For years, it was a battle, an emotional and mental battle, for myself. I would go to school and have that group of girls snicker behind my back and make fun of a feature that at the time I wouldn't have chosen, a feature that every woman would compliment, that got me noticed on stage or behind the lens. I would cry and feel defeated. But my Nana would say "You better love those lips."
These lips have gone on to help me win state, national, and international titles. These lips will speak, will be heard, will defend, will laugh, and will smile. These lips have been passed on to my daughter, and when I look down at the miniature version of myself, a beautifully made feature, I stop and think "I love those lips."
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- Dina Zemina, Owner and Creator of LUV Cosmetics