I Am Beautiful

Confidence Journey Part 2

This is me.

Nothing more, nothing less than an imperfect she.

I find beauty in the things that set my soul free

and will boast about the Lord’s creativity.


The beauty I saw in the glistening sea;

the way it sparkled at first lights peak.

But more so the faces of girls in magazines,

it just brought comparisons and a miserable she.


I found a new fond passion in the art that seemed

to cover the things I wish not to see.

Makeup was power, brought purpose and esteem

but covered the confidence I thought I had gleamed.


A jewel on the crown of He who redeems

a work of Art by the Creator, my King.

I know who I am because of He, in me.

A kind of confidence brought only from Eloheim.


Makeup is beauty, but so is a bare faced queen.

A girl who rocks both is an unstoppable she.

An art form and passion, or a canvas that’s clean,

beauty is relative, or so it would seem.


Thank you, Lord, for a perspective that freed

this miserable beauty who compared and envied.

True beauty is not from a face that you see,

but the gleam from a kind heart… This is me.

© 2018 MishaRosario



Beauty is relative. I never really understood the statement, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” I would only think that if you were skinny or had flawless skin and long, thick hair, ONLY THEN would you be pretty. But beauty is unique. Beauty is a perspective. Beauty is an opinion. And I believe that THAT is what that famous quote means. What I think is beautiful and what someone else thinks is beautiful can be completely different. So why would I set all my hope in something (the world’s opinions) that wasn’t concrete truth? I found my beauty in Christ and worked hard at making my heart beautiful so that I would see beauty through the eyes of the Creator. I changed my perspective to what God says beauty is and how He viewed me. It says in Psalms 139:14, “I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” It also says in Proverbs 31:10 that we are worth more than rubies. God sees us as valuable and perfect and we should view ourselves the same.

“Exterior beauty, without the depth of a kind soul, is merely decoration.”

But babe, just a friendly reminder. You’re beautiful in your own special way. If you are like me and you compare, don’t. Your beautiful is different than their beautiful. You are unique.

For example, look at my eyes! They are 2 different shades of brown. I didn’t edit it, I promise! I was born like that. And I use to think it was weird, but my mom once told me that I was like a unicorn – beautiful and magical. That I was unique and that I should be proud of that. Haha! I’m a unicorn guys! My childhood dreams have come truuuuue. Lol!



The Power of Makeup

Even though yes, you don’t need makeup to be pretty, I think makeup is a powerful tool. I love that statement, the Power of Makeup. One of the most influential beauty gurus today, Nikki Tutorials, created this series on her YouTube channel and explains that makeup is a powerful tool and that with a full face on or off, you are still you and nothing needs to change who you are inside. Bringing edification and encouragement to makeup lovers everywhere, Nikki is slowly changing the world’s perspective on makeup. Makeup is an art form; a way to express yourself. When I sit in front of the mirror, I come alive with ever step of my makeup routine.


I feel like people think that a girl who wears a lot of makeup is ONLY insecure in how they look. I was insecure so I definitely understand that perspective. But makeup has evolved over the years and has easily become a creative outlet for people everywhere, including me! For me, makeup is a tool to enhance my beautiful natural features. I don’t put makeup on to please or impress anyone, I put it on because it’s fun and makes me feel good. Who knew “beating your face” can be a great hobby? Haha!

SO. Moral of the story, just do you. If you want to wear a full face while working out or at the pool, then do it! If you have acne and want to cover it up with concealer, do it. If you don’t want to wear any makeup at all ever, then you don’t need to! Don’t let the world dictate how you live your life. You are a child of God and you are your own person.

And now, I destroy one of my biggest insecurities.

The Power of a bare face


I remember telling myself that I would  never post a picture of myself without makeup. There was a time where I never wanted to leave the house until my face was put on because I was afraid of what people would say when they saw the dark circles, the lack of eyebrows (HAHA), and the acne scars. But now, I am made new and I am confident in who I am because I have found myself in Christ, and I see through the eyes of the Creator. He is an artist and who am I to question His work? He didn’t mess up with me, He made me perfectly and now I see it. This is me. Fresh face and all. No FaceTune, just me radiating God through my bare skin. And I welcome myself with open arms.

I hope you enjoyed that! Feel free to pass this on to anyone who can relate to this. Also, just a disclaimer, these are my opinions and mine alone. This is my story, and if you don’t agree with something I said, that’s fine. You do you, boo, and I’ll do me. But if you liked it, give it a thumbs up! Love you guys. Thank you for letting me be vulnerable with you!

As always, I hope you have a great week. Until next time!



  1. Carl Carlmark
    June 25, 2018 / 6:00 pm

    Someone once said beauty is a gift from God but it’s not beauty seen by the eye but from the expression of the heart. Thus, beauty is not seen but choice to feel in the heart.

    • mishakanani
      June 25, 2018 / 10:22 pm


  2. Carl Carlmark
    June 25, 2018 / 6:06 pm

    Thus saying Misha no matter you always beautiful 😉

    • mishakanani
      June 25, 2018 / 10:22 pm

      Thank you so much Carl!

  3. Robert James North Carolina
    June 25, 2018 / 6:20 pm

    Do you for you. I like that. My wife does her for me. To me she is beautiful no matter what. I know her. Her beauty without make up or with leaves me breathless. She always wants to look better. But she’s close enough to perfect for me. Sorry for the rant. Stay Awesome. Love you Uncle Rob.

    • mishakanani
      June 25, 2018 / 10:24 pm

      HAHA! That is so cuuute!! Feel free to rant and rave about Aunty Belinda on here all the time! I love hearing that kind of stuff! Lol! But thanks Uncle Rob! YOU stay awesome, too! Love you guys!

  4. June 26, 2018 / 5:48 am

    This is so beautiful and such a powerful post

    • mishakanani
      July 1, 2018 / 3:10 pm

      Thank you so so much, Hannah!

  5. Frieda
    June 26, 2018 / 6:07 pm

    And the strength of a woman comes from God, and when she is secure in Christ she blooms into a unique beautiful flower that the creator formed. Through this beauty she is able to see with a joyful heart who she really is, and now can spread her angle wings and fly. When she takes flight the whisper of her wings blesses others as she soars through the beautiful skies, and her wings cascade through everyone’s heart and blesses them and gives them hope.
    Aunty noticed a lot g time ago that you were searching for yourself, your identity. I saw the thicker makeup, the false eyelash stage, and the highlights 🙂 I wanted to tell you how beautiful you are without all that but God showed me how He was going to show you and that He had a message for you.
    God spoke to you my beautiful angel, and he is going to use this time to speak to other woman.
    I am so proud of you because you listened and you obtained strength and busted out of your insecurities and now your testimony will bless many. I cried while reading this because we all have insecurities in the past and present, age does not matter.
    God is so gracious to show us, and pull the real person He has created out of the dark and into His glorious light.
    Now we can spread our wings and soar, feel the wind brush upon our wings, and on the way bring others with us and elevate them with us in love. Fly Misha..be free..soar..sing..be you because that’s what God created you to be:)
    Love you to infinity and beyond 💞😘
    Aunty Frieda xoxo

  6. LilTurtle
    June 29, 2018 / 11:12 am

    This was such a good idea, Misha!! 🙂 I can totally relate to feeling the pressure of being or doing things a certain way because I felt like I was “supposed to” (but based on the opinions of those around me). Whether it’s the topic of makeup or anything else, it is so relevant nowadays, especially in our generation.
    Growing up, I’ve actually never really been one to experiment with makeup, but I’ve had some insecurities of my own from that. One positive aspect of not doing makeup was how great I’d feel when I would get compliments on how nice the bare skin of my face was in middle school, or when some of my friends in high school used to mistake my God-given full eyelashes as mascara and eyeliner (A blessing I thank God for, cause that is all Him! Probably cause He knew I’d likely poke my eye out if I actually tried eyeliner… Hehe :D).
    However, I’ve also had the more negative comments from others about my looks as well. I can remember all throughout high school, people used to say that I still looked like I was a 12-year-old (which I know isn’t necessarily a bad thing – when I’m older, I’m sure I’ll enjoy people thinking I look younger again – but it gets really annoying ever since I’ve become an legal adult and people still mistake me for a kid or something). I used to think it was partly because I never wore makeup, which left my acne and pimples visible (Cue the assumptions that I must’ve Just hit puberty, Lol). And I guess other contributing factors were probably also my short height and more petite body proportions – cause girls can also be insecure about those certain parts of the body that they’ve been waiting to fill out some, y’know? 🙂
    But yeah, I think it’s easier to see now that I’m older and can realize that I don’t want my life to be dictated by the opinions of other people around me (both the clearly stated opinions and the ones I just perceive from them). And though I can appreciate myself the way God has made me, someday I think I would like to play around with makeup just for fun (Hehe, though I’d probably have no idea where to start). Thank you for this brave post, girl! <3 ~L

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