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3/5/2006 9:33 am

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Someone posed the question on the Mad City group asking what makes women feel beautiful. I’ve been thinking a lot about that the last few days.

I feel best when I’m taking excellent care of myself. Yesterday, after working out and before jumping in the shower, I gathered some of my soap making stuff in the kitchen and made myself an awesome sugar scrub to use. (I make handmade soap and candles as a hobby. I had a business for awhile but it just flat out got to be too much with a full time job). I put my favorite shower scent (Oatmeal, Milk and Honey) in it, and carted it into the shower with me. Using it, letting the scent waft around me in the hot water and steam - *that* makes me feel beautiful. Because I’m doing something good for myself, and making myself happy doing it. Braiding my hair when it’s wet, and sleeping on it until the next day ‒ taking it out and letting these nice, soft huge waves fall out of it (see picture ‒ that’s what I did there), and feeling their softness flow over my shoulders - *that* makes me feel beautiful.

Everyone is different of course. Everyone has different triggers that make their blood run hot and their eyes narrow in ecstasy and their tongue slip out to lick their dry lips seductively. But for me, taking care of myself ‒ something I had never been good at until about a year ago ‒ really does it for me.

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