1.2 // How Dinosaurs Help Express Your Truest Self

This is Anna Skates, ya’ll. Lady pastor, author, illustrator, activist, and vocalist. Occasionally all at the same time. Remember when Mr. Darcy said he had a hard time finding a truly accomplished woman? Well, here she is. We got to chat about using fashion to express your true self, what kids teach us about beauty, and why self-consciousness is actually an important part of the journey. AND. SO. MUCH. MORE. Buckle up, friend. You’re in for a treat.

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In this episode:

  • The power of color
  • Expressing your true self through fashion
  • Love of thrifting
  • Being a female religious leader
  • Downplaying beauty to be “professional”
  • What kids teach us about beauty
  • How to teach kids about self-love
  • Prettiness vs. Beauty
  • Beauty points to something bigger than us
  • How creating art is like discovering your own beauty
  • Why self-consciousness is part of the journey
  • Hair + makeup as a means of expressing what’s going on inside
  • How do you want to exist in the world?
  • What does beauty feel like?
  • How do we talk about beauty to adolescent girls in our lives?

References:

The Liturgists Podcast - Ep. 37, The Enneagram
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium
The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
Styled: Secrets for Arranging Rooms, from Tabletops to Bookshelves by Emily Henderson

Let’s Hang:

Taylor // insta - @taylornick
Anna // insta - @anna_skates

Need Hair + Makeup help?
Make an appointment:
William Edge Salon in Nashville, TN
615-515-3767

Special thanks to Nashville based musicians, Matt Kass and Vance Fite, for creating the theme music for Pretty Please!

1.1 // Pageants + Pizza Sticks

It’s my pleasure to introduce you to Brenna Mader Perkins. As Miss Tennessee 2013, host of shows on CMT & MTV, an actress, model, and makeup artist, the world of beauty surrounds Brenna 24/7. We got to chat about what she learned during her career as a pageant queen, whether personal style comes from nurture or nature, and the trap of comparing ourselves to other women. This lady is a gem and I can’t wait for you to hear her stories and insight. Enjoy!

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In this episode:

  • The process of becoming a “beauty queen”
  • Why we start wearing makeup
  • Does personal style come from nurture or nature?
  • How faith shapes how we define beauty
  • Comparing ourselves to other women we know or online
  • Good days & Bad days - Giving ourselves grace
  • How beauty is different around the world
  • Accepting compliments
  • What we tell ourselves becomes our self image

References:

Emily Henderson
Captivating by John & Stasi Eldredge
So Long, Insecurity by Beth Moore
Bossy Pants by Tina Fey
Yes Please By Amy Poehler
Psycho Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz
The End of Average by Todd Rose

Let’s Hang:

Taylor // insta - @taylornick // prettypleaseshow.com
Brenna // insta - @brennamperkins // wanderlustandglitterdust.com

Need Hair + Makeup help? Make an appointment:
William Edge Salon in Nashville, TN
615-515-3767

Special thanks to Nashville based musicians, Matt Kass and Vance Fite, for creating the theme music for Pretty Please!

1.0 // A Beauty Guide for the Inside

I want to introduce myself and tell you why I started exploring true, inner beauty in the first place. Being a hair and makeup artist for almost 10 years, I’ve discovered that the most beautiful people have something that transcends how I style them. They have a glow about them that draws others in. I want to start the conversation to figure out what that is and how we can get more of it on our lives. Please, join me!

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In this episode:

  • How I got where I am today
  • Beauty vs. Acceptance
  • Am I worthy of the space I take up?
  • Gratitude & Vulnerability
  • Where does inner light come from?
  • Appreciating Uniqueness
  • We are just getting started

References:
One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
Searching for God Knows What by Donald Miller

Let’s Hang:
insta - @taylornick

Need Hair + Makeup help? Make an appointment:
William Edge Salon in Nashville, TN
615-515-3767

Special thanks to Nashville based musicians, Matt Kass and Vance Fite, for creating the theme music for Pretty Please!