Every day we have a choice. We can let others dictate the way we see beautiful in ourselves and the world or we can see the beauty we inherently possess, do something to help someone else, make a person smile, lend a helping hand, change someone's world. We're committed to making this world a better place.


The purpose of this blog is to invite readers to see beautiful. See Beautiful is a lifestyle brand that creates more beautiful in the world by giving back to you.


See beautiful in yourself. See beautiful in others. Create more beautiful in the world.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

See Beautiful! IT ROCKS!


Did you miss our inaugural See Beautiful Newsletter (shared below)? In the upcoming weeks we'll be sending another with deals and inspiration and goodies that can only be found there!! Be sure to sign up here:




See Beautiful is a lifestyle brand that creates more beautiful in the world by giving back to you. 
Thank you so much for seeing beautiful! One and a half months into 2015 has brought so many opportunities for seeing and creating beautiful! In the past couple months, our community has accomplished a lot; We
  • donated over $10,000 to See Beautiful Giving Initiatives and Non-Profit organizations creating beautiful;
  • funded three See Beautiful Giving Initiatives and introduced two new Giving Initiatives;
  • continued strengthening our See Beautiful Girls Club at Cheatham Hill Elementary School;
  • introduced eight new eco-friendly, beautiful See Beautiful products;
  • and Founder, Lydia Criss Mays, was invited to speak at the TedX Conference in Atlanta, GA in April.
If the first 50 days of 2015 have been this beautiful, we can't wait to see what the rest of the year has in store for the See Beautiful Community!

Thank you so much for the ways you contribute to the strength, growth and empowerment of See Beautiful. With every like, share, comment, purchase, hope, thought and discussion with another you have about See Beautiful, you provide more opportunities for us to give more, grow more and empower more.

Happy seeing beautiful,
Lydia



See Beautiful's Newest Products!


2015 FUNDED See Beautiful Giving Initiatives
We look forward to funding our other FIVE See Beautiful Giving Initiatives soon! If you have a need, consider applying  to be one of our See Beautiful Giving Initiatives HERE.
See Beautiful Teacher, April Scheivelhud, funded her $250 goal to purchase ottomans for her first grade students to use in class!
We were able to send $500 to BullsEye Rescue to help cover medical bills for precious Valentina, a pup who's recovering from bullet wounds to the face and shoulder.
We've been able to send over $1,000 to Mom and See Beautiful extraordinaire, Sarah Rodriguez, to help cover her sweet newborn, Ellis', medical bills.

Friday, February 20, 2015

A "YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL" Daily Commute

Your morning commute is about to get a WHOLE LOT MORE BEAUTIFUL! Our See Beautiful license plate frame (made from 100% recycled materials) is finally here!!

You never know whose day you'll brighten by spreading the message that YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL around town!

Every time you step in your car, glance at your license plate and remember YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. But you're spreading the good too! With each stop sign idle or red light wait, the person behind you will be left smiling at the message you're handing out. You're creating more beautiful in the world, one road trip at a time. 

What's even better? We will donate $5 of your purchase back to the See Beautiful Giving Initiative of your choice! Who will you choose? Oh my. How will you ever choose? They're all so spectacular!

http://www.seebeautiful.com/see-beautiful-license-plate-frame.html

Get your beautiful license plate holder HERE.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Power in a Leaked Photo

I've seen a lot of trending conversations about the "scandalous Cindy Crawford untouched photo leak" and the beautiful, larger discussion about the beauty of the untouched photo. I've also been waiting for the still-silent-about-the-leaked-photo Crawford to weigh in. She has not. And I've come to realize I quite like her silence. You see, it is true, a picture says a thousand words, so she's speaking. The torrent of conversation debating/celebrating/confusing beauty is important (it's one reason See Beautiful exists), but Crawford's already spoken. 

Perhaps this is a larger conversation for professional airbrushers (please, oh please don't let there be such a thing) and magazine editors to STOP BLURRING THE LINES OF BEAUTIFUL ALREADY! It looks like the masses are talking and they seem to be screaming, "We much prefer REAL," because, wait for it, WE ARE REAL. You and me? We don't airbrush ourselves before stepping out the door. We don't erase thighs or bellies or sag. We don't do these things because it's not real. We live in reality and this reality is so full of beautiful. Glossy pages on a magazine that reflect technologically recreated humans do nothing to serve the cause of creating more beautiful in the world. If anything, it confuses it and I don't want to be confused. I see beautiful in the faces of every REAL person I see. There is so much beauty there.

I did hop over to Cindy Crawford's facebook page and serendipitously ran across this article by Elizabeth Gilbert that Crawford recently shared. It is a quite fitting message about giving ourselves permission to ditch living a life of perfection and embracing living a life full of seeing and creating beautiful HERE.

Monday, February 16, 2015

YOU ARE A LIGHT

Tripp Wren has recently been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  Specifically, he is Autistic, has a Sensory Disorder and is Developmentally Delayed (DD) in Receptive Expressive Language and Social Skills.   He also has a Vision Impairment that requires glasses which he has worn since he was six months old.  Tripp's parents know God has some amazing things in store for Tripp, however, as parents, they are committed to providing him with all the tools necessary to make that possible.  With that being said, Tripp's family is working to provide an Autism Service Dog who is specifically trained to support Tripp's needs.  


The family is working with Guardian of the Night K9, but the fee is incredibly lofty to select and train the perfect service dog for Tripp.

Tripp's family needs our support, and that's where the YOU ARE A LIGHT Cuff comes in...


http://www.seebeautiful.com/team-tripp-you-are-a-light-cuff.html
 
How The YOU ARE A LIGHT Cuff can leave you seeing beautiful (MOST IMPORTANT):
We're donating $5 from every sale to Tripp and his family to help cover the cost of his K9 Companion Service Dog. As you glance at your wrist, you'll be reminded of Tripp and the important of shedding a light on Autism. You'll also be reminded that YOU ARE A LIGHT and your voice and presence in the world creates more beautiful! You'll know that you made a difference in Tripp's life too. Tripp's family says he lights a room when he enters, we believe you do too. You are a light.


Order your YOU ARE A LIGHT Cuff HERE.

Don't want the bracelet, but want to donate to the Tripp's family's efforts to secure an Autism Service Dog and Companion support for Tripp? Cool, you can do so HERE (explain your donation is in honor of Tripp's Service Dog).

Want our traditional "See Beautiful" bracelet instead of this one, but still want to give to Team Tripp? Cool, just select "Team Tripp" from the dropdown box on our See Beautiful Cuff HERE.

Want to follow Tripp's story and join Team Tripp? You can do that HERE.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

See Beautiful in this Moment...and in 15 Years

We're seeing beautiful in a special way today. Two champions of seeing beautiful, Goose and Michelle, have much to celebrate. It's not everyday a pup turns 15 and it's a gift when you find a family member who loves you unconditionally. Goose and Michelle are constantly inspiring others, so we want to shed some inspiration right back.

In honor of Goose's 15th birthday, we're working in fives. See Beautiful will donate $5 to our See Beautiful Giving Initiative, The Lantern House, for every blogger who joins the blog hop! Get it? See beautiful with us, we give beautiful back. Since Goose and Michelle spend a majority of their time making the world more beautiful at The Lantern House, specifically in the kitchen serving up dishes made with love to those who are hungry, it seemed fitting to make this special donation to their unwavering efforts to do more good.

What's cool is that you can double the donation and end up with a one-of-a-kind See Beautiful product by purchasing a See Beautiful Cuff/Necklace in honor of The Lantern House. Yep, when you purchase one of our unique, eco-friendly See Beautiful items and select "Lantern House" from the dropdown menu, we'll double down on our donation and send $10 to Lantern House.




So, sing happy birthday, see beautiful, and hop on over to honor Goose and his 5,475 glorious days making people in this world smile!

Double the donation to The Lantern House in honor of Goose's birthday by getting your very own piece of See Beautiful HERE.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Carry See Beautiful Close to Your Heart

Sometimes it's hard to see beautiful. This necklace was created to place the reminder to see beautiful as close to your heart as possible. It's not about seeing with your eyes, it's about seeing with your heart. When you focus your sight on yourself and the world with that perspective, the "See Beautiful" perspective, you will truly embrace the beauty you inherently possess.

How this See Beautiful Gold Necklace can leave you seeing beautiful (MOST IMPORTANT):
We're donating $5 from every sale to the See Beautiful Giving Initiative of your choice. When you look into the mirror and read the words, "See Beautiful" around your neck, not only do they serve as a reminder that YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL, but they also serve as a reminder that with this purchase you made a difference in the life/lives of others. 


See Beautiful in yourself. See Beautiful in others. Create beautiful in the world...your necklace reminds you that you are all of these things. 

Go gold or go silver, but either way, go see beautiful!


 Get yours HERE.

Friday, January 30, 2015

For Baby Ellis

When Baby Ellis' mom, Sarah Rodriguez, was decorating her daughter's room she adorned it with the saying, "When she wakes she will move mountains." And that is exactly what beautiful Ellis has done. At exactly one-month old (12/6/14), suffering from meningitis, she was taken off a ventilator that was breathing for her. All other wires and beeping and medical support keeping Ellis alive was removed. Doctors told Sarah it was time to say goodbye to her daughter. Her brain and body had put up a valiant fight, but it could no longer do so. And so her strong Mommy held her daughter in her arms and rocked her back and forth and told her how much she was loved and then Ellis did the unthinkable, unfathomable, the seemingly impossible. She breathed. And kept breathing. And breathing and breathing. And then she ate. And then she cried. And then she slept. And then she started doing things all newborns do, except Ellis did something else: She moved mountains. With her heartbeat and her breathing and her sleeping she told the doctors and nurses to have faith.  She told them that God really does have the whole world in His hands and modern science and logic don't hold a candle to His grasp. Now over one month removed you can continue to follow precious Ellis' story with her Mom, Sarah. We cannot begin to imagine they ways she will continue to move mountains with her story and her life and her fight. She has much to teach the world, but in her short time on earth, she's already done more than doctors have ever read about in all their years of medicinal studies.

But Ellis needs your help, and that's where the Ellis Cuff comes in...

We're donating $5 from every sale to Ellis and her family to help cover her medical expenses and on-going appointments with doctors and physical therapy. As you glance at your wrist, you'll be reminded of Ellis and her fight. You'll know that you made a difference in their lives and you'll be reminded that you have a whole lot of strength in you. A one-month old moved mountains. When you wake, you can move mountains too. 

The Ellis Cuff Specifications (Important): This is our Special Edition, hand-stamped, ELLIS CUFF! The full cuff is 100% recycled aluminum and is hand-stamped with the saying, "When she wakes she will move mountains."  The choice of recycled aluminum vs. silver means the bracelet is virtually weightless, but the reminder to see beautiful is strong.  

Don't want the bracelet, but want to donate to the family? Cool, you can do so HERE.

Want our traditional "See Beautiful" bracelet instead of this one, but still want to give to Baby Ellis? Cool, just select "Baby Ellis" from the dropdown box on our See Beautiful Cuff HERE.

Want to follow Ellis' story? You can do that with her Mom, Sarah, HERE.