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High school girls hold 'no makeup day'

Students promote 'true beauty.'

By Parenting Magazine Nov 28, 2012 4:29PM

By Jacki at Babytalk

Middle and high school can be tough years for teenage girls and their developing self-confidence.

Photo: Courtesy Fox 11 NewsThree girls from New London High School in Wisconsin recently started a campaign to boost the spirits of their peers and get them to embrace themselves. Created by juniors Caitlin Schmidt, Cambria Fitzgerald and Jenna Mytton, the True Beauty Campaign began as an assignment for their enterprise marketing class and developed into much more.

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Their mission: to make all girls love their natural beauty instead of chasing some impossible standard of beauty. True Beauty’s most recent function was No Makeup Day, held at school on Nov. 15. Some 300 girls at New London pledged not to wear makeup for the entire day, and 100 boys pledged to support their efforts.

It was a schoolwide event, inspiring girls of all grades to let their natural beauty shine through. Girls were given stickers that said “Bare-Faced and Beautiful” and the boys were given stickers that said “I Dig Confidence.” They even sold T-shirts and bracelets to raise money for future events.

These girls have figured out what it means to be beautiful. Now, their confidence is inspiring the rest of the New London adolescent community.

How do you teach your children to embrace their natural beauty?

Photo: Courtesy Fox 11 News

Bing: How to look nice without makeup.

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Nov 28, 2012 11:51PM
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I have never really liked all the makeup girls wear, I've always said less is better so my hats off to the girls for having the guts to do it and the boys who are man enough to support them.
Nov 28, 2012 11:49PM
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I'm 25 years old. I still don't wear make-up. Maybe lipstick on special occasions. But that's about it.
Nov 28, 2012 11:49PM
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I applaud this effort! Wow! Millions of Americans will watch the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show next Tuesday, while thousands of young women wish they looked like the models. It is unattainable, while being smart in school, generous, and caring towards others doesn't cost you a dime (diamond bras?, boob jobs, plastic surgery, etc.). Nice job girls! :)
Nov 28, 2012 11:46PM
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I Like It - Guys can then figure out who has natural beauty on the outside.

 

Now they just have to figure out who has natural beauty on the inside !

Nov 28, 2012 11:40PM
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That is awesome!! I wish all high schools everywhere - especially the US - would hold such a day.
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