HNT: Now In Orange & Strawberry Flavour

Inspired by the second photo in today’s earlier post, this week’s Half-Nekkid Thursday contribution is actually work safe for a change. Fancy that!

I really like how my eyes look in this photo, and I just had to share them with all of you (and make the picture really, really big!). I’m also enjoying the contrast of my fluorescent pink glasses with my relatively bright newly orange/blonde hair.

If you are in fact disappointed by my surprisingly safe for work contribution this week, I suggest you go take a look at The Other HNT, it will be much more to your liking.

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Why did no one tell me about the (now fixed) typos!! You’d think I would have learnt to proofread by now, but apparently not, at least not before I publish

HNT (on Friday): The Perceptions of Others & Fireworks on the Skin

As a reward for my faithfully readers who are still with me after this quiet period, I give you not one, but TWO Half-Nekkid Thursday contributions:

This is my butt (obviously). It is my most favourite body part. According to my friend Dee, my back isn’t half bad either, though I honestly hadn’t thought of it that way until she had mentioned it. It’s interesting how the perceptions of others can change your own perceptions of yourself.

And here we have the bonus image. I love how cheeky I look in this photo, which is exactly the look I was going for, so yay 😀

Getting back to the perceptions of others influencing your own perceptions of yourself. Lately I have been thinking about my mother’s perception of beauty. Now I want to be clear that this isn’t an attack on her perceptions or opinions, we can’t all have the same idea of beauty, then we wouldn’t be individuals.

Perhaps it was her veiled disgust at my fat rolls that led me to fully embrace fat acceptance and discover the beauty within myself, for myself. How you perceive your own self also influences how others perceive you, it influences the way you carry yourself, how confident you look, the aura you have. Reject the negative and embrace the positive.

There are always going to be people out there who don’t share your view, you just need to take that negative energy and turn it into something positive. Find those who share your positive view and surround yourself with them.

Change is a gradual process, it takes time to erode through the many layers of negative sediment. This is the same in many areas of life, not just body acceptance, but also in accepting your own abilities, your own sexuality. Your own positive change can in turn help others do the same.

Change your stretchmarks, and make them fireworks on your skin!*

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*someone @mentioned to me on Twitter that their friend called their stretchmarks ‘fireworks on the skin’, I can’t remember who sorry.

HNT (On Friday): A Radical Change

I know it’s Friday already, late Friday even, but I just didn’t get around to doing this yesterday 🙂 My Half-Nekkid Thursday contribution this week is far less risqué than some of my previous contributions.

I came across this picture while looking through my Google Reader earlier this week:

Apparently it’s called a chelsea-hawk.

So the idea mulled over in my mind for a couple of days, and after consulting my faithfully Twitter followers, I decided to do it!!

Here’s my new look:

I’ve done radical hair colours before, but this is my first radical haircut. I really like it, and the responses so far have been very positive 🙂

The hawk bit in the middle isn’t quite as long as I would like it, but it will soon grow.  I can have a fringe if I want too, I just need to straighten out the curl, which is easy enough.

It will be interesting to see/hear my family’s reaction when I visit Mum for Mother’s Day on Sunday.

I think my pink frames that I got at the same time as my black and yellow ones work much better with this style than longer hair, so that’s an added bonus 🙂

So what are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments section below.

h/t Pansexual Pride for the original inspirational picture.

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HNT: All Wrapped Up

As I first said I would way back here and mentioned again here, here’s a pic of my completed knitting!!

My second attempt at the purl beret is still pretty big. I think it will look at lot better once my hair has grown (quite) a bit.

So as a tribute to the epic mission that was the completion of the scarf, here is this week’s Half-Nekkid Thursday:

This image is also a tribute to itself really… who knew that getting your other half to take a semi-nude photo could almost result in a domestic! It’s not my fault J couldn’t see exactly how I envisioned the picture inside my head 😛 hehe

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