Dove #ChooseBeautiful Campaign + GIVEAWAY

Dove Choose Beautiful

*clears throat*  Goodness me…Dove campaign videos always get me right in the throat!  I’ve been such a fan of their campaigns ever since the I was part of the Dove #RealBeauty campaign back in October 2013 (it was actually the very first campaign blog post I wrote).  Since then I have also been part of the Dove #BeautyIs campaign where I got to meet a few of my blog readers, you can take a look at that blog post here.  I really, really enjoyed having a meetup last year and will hopefully do something similar again in the future.

Grab a cup of tea or coffee, watch the short video below and then read the rest of my blog post:

The video explores what would happen if women from different countries all around the world (San Francisco, Shanghai, Delhi, London, Sao Paulo) were asked to choose to enter a building through 1 of 2 doors – ‘Beautiful’ or ‘Average’.

According to Dove, 96% of women would not describe themselves as ‘beautiful’.  There may be a number of reasons for this:  Perhaps women think it’s superficial?  Perhaps they’re too embarrassed to say it out loud?  Or maybe the reason is quite simple:  Some women genuinely don’t feel beautiful.  Is it because our views of ‘beauty’ are influenced by society’s relatively high beauty standards?  My absolute favourite clip in the video is where the mom pulls her daughter towards the ‘Beautiful’ door, and as the daughter walks through the door, she subconsciously does a hair flip.

Me?  I would choose the ‘Average’ door and writing this blog post will not magically change the fact that, like a lot of other women (and people in general), I have insecurities – physical, mental, emotional.


When I think about it, beauty isn’t just in the physical – it’s also in how we treat other people (when no one is watching), how we treat animals, the things we say, and the things we do.  Being the best version of ourselves, or at least aspiring to be that person.  Ever heard of the words ‘inner beauty’ – that’s it!  I think most of the women in the video chose to not walk through the ‘Beautiful’ door because they associated beauty only with how they look on the outside.  If that were the case, I wouldn’t walk through that door either.  But if I really think about it, I can see myself choosing the ‘Beautiful’ door because of my inner beauty.  I like to think I treat people with respect, I enjoy helping people & animals – all in all, think I’m an alright human being.

My point is, beauty = different things to different people:  Some mothers feel beautiful because they have given life to a little human being.  A busy Executive may feel beautiful because she is an avid gardener in her spare time.  A student might feel beautiful because she volunteers at an animal shelter.  Or perhaps a female member of the army feels beautiful when she wears makeup on the weekend.  Beauty is in the mind of the beheld, it takes many shapes and forms.  You just have to find that special thing that makes you feel beautiful.  And if you sit down and really think about it, I’m sure you will find something that makes you feel happy.

Audrey Hepburn Happy Girls

Audrey Hepburn knew what she was talking about when she said: “Happy girls are the prettiest girls.”  Do what makes you happy, distance yourself from the people who like to tear down your self-esteem, and the rest will follow.  It may not happen overnight, but it’s something we can all aspire to – a happy, healthy self.

What I take away from this campaign is that it’s not about what other people think is beautiful, or at least it shouldn’t be.  It’s about what beauty means to YOU and either working towards reaching a point where you feel beautiful, or if you’re already there, helping your friends or family reach that level of confidence too.

I have TEN amazing Dove hampers to give away to you, my lovely readers!  Each hamper will contain the following:

♥  Daily Care Shampoo

♥  Daily Care Conditioner

♥  Dove Hair Oil

♥  White Beauty Bar

♥  Deeply Nourishing Body Wash

♥  Instant Hydration Body Lotion

♥  Original Aerosol Deodorant

♥  Dove Branded Cosmetic Mirror

Dove Choose Beautiful Giveaway

I quite enjoyed involving my blog readers during the last Dove #BeautyIs campaign, so I’m handing over the mic to you again this time around.  I want to conduct my own little experiment to see how many of you would walk through the ‘Average’ door and how many would walk through the ‘Beautiful’ door.  Here’s what you need to do:

1.  Would you choose the ‘Average’ door or the ‘Beautiful’ door, AND why?  Comment below and tell me which door you would choose to walk through – there is no right or wrong answer.  {UPDATE} I will choose 5 winners from the comments section below.


2.  Tweet me, post on my blog’s Facebook page, send me a photo on Instagram & tell me what makes you HAPPY.  Be sure to tag me @PinkPeoniesBlog and @Dove_ZA, plus use the hashtag #ChooseBeautiful in your entry.  I’m a very visual person, so a photo or picture of something will be appreciated (don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be a selfie).  If you think being a mom adds to your beauty, send me a photo of your child.  If you feel beautiful because you discovered your ultimate favourite mascara, post a photo of the mascara tube.  If cooking a delicious meal makes you happy, send me a photo of that delicious meal.  {UPDATE} I will choose 5 winners on my social media platforms.

For this giveaway, I will not be choosing random winners but will handpick the comments / tweets / posts that stood out to me the most.

If I had to enter my own giveaway, I would probably send a photo of my little niece, Amelia, she’s almost 1 year old now.  Why?  Because she likes to stare at me, she always gives me a big ol’ smile when I play with her and doesn’t mind when I pick her up and take her for a walk in the garden (without mommy).  Take for instance when Neal picks her up, she starts screaming blue murder – haha!  I guess she doesn’t feel comfortable with most people yet, but she likes her aunty Luzanne.  It makes me feel special, which in turn brings a smile to my face & makes me feel beautiful – not on the outside, but on the inside.

OMG, and she is playing with makeup brushes!!  Michelle (my sister-in-law) is not into beauty or makeup but she owns a few makeup brushes and Amelia loves to play with them.  She’s definitely picking up on the beauty-girl vibes from her aunty Luz.

I’ll announce the 10 winners on the 1st of May 2015 on my Twitter, Facebook accounts, and in this blog post.

{UPDATE}  Congratulations to Anina Coetzee, Elize Swanepoel, Sandy Solomons, Tina Pieterse, Lynn Botha, Ghairun-Nisaa Boolay, Andrea Madikoto, Amelia Japhtha, Hayleigh Chamberlain and Ursula Strauss!  You are the winners of the Dove #ChooseBeautiful hampers – please send me an email containing your physical address & contact number for delivery of your prize.



  1. Stephanie 23 April 2015 / 10:37

    entered on Instagram! @fire_chicken

    Love Dove ads they really promote loving oneself.

    • jenny jaftha 24 April 2015 / 13:43

      i liked and shared this awes#Choose#ChooseBeautiful Beautiful ome giveaway #ChooseBeautiful

  2. Tina Pieterse 23 April 2015 / 11:43

    I would choose the Beautiful door- Simply because I have reached the age where I am finally comfortable in my own skin, and see myself as beautiful. I have 2 gorgeous girls and try and tell them every single day that they are beautiful. Its so important to build their self esteem and self confidence early on. I still see some grown women who have not yet found that confidence, and I find it so sad that when complimented they actually don’t know how to take it because people rarely tell them good things about themselves. I always wonder when people will learn that inward beauty is actually what makes one beautiful on the outside!!!

    • Tina Pieterse 23 April 2015 / 11:44

      Oh my twitter handle is @TinaPieterse3 and Instagram @cocktailsandchaos :)

  3. Nadine 23 April 2015 / 11:44

    Interesting and attention grabbing story u wrote there :) I enjoyed it and I’ve entered on twitter :)


  4. Elize Swanepoel 23 April 2015 / 11:44

    Entered on Facebook as Elize Swanepoel. Awesome campaign. I love Dove products and have been using them for many years. :-)

  5. Belinda 23 April 2015 / 11:46

    I would choose the average door, because I am currently going through a difficult time. I recently broke up with my boyfriend which looking back is probably for the best, but it doesnt change the fact that my house feels empty. I hope to be back to a positive space soon. Thank you for this log post, Luzanne, it really got me thinking about where I want to be in life. Belinda vd Merwe

  6. Ursula 23 April 2015 / 11:49

    Well done on this beautiful blog post, Luzanne. I saw another Dove blog post from someone else this morning and it didn’t grab me as much as yours did.

    I’d choose the “beautiful door” as I think my smile and positivity makes me beautiful.

    Ursula Shepard

  7. Qondiswa N 23 April 2015 / 11:51

    I would walk through that BEAUTIFUL door and do a hairflip as well. I am lucky to be very outgoing and confident, something my mother contributed to earlier in my life when I was a child. Everyone should walk through the BEAUTIFUL door, Luzanne. There is always something beautiful about everyone.


  8. Sandy Narainsingh 23 April 2015 / 11:54

    If we could see souls instead of bodies, I’d say I’m beautiful. I know I have inner beauty…I.e kindness.compassion, love etc etc. But our inner beauty is not on display. People only see outer beauty and are most often mesmerised by a pretty face with plenty of powder and make-up. Going by what people see first,I’d say I’m average. I’m proudly average because I know my worth is priceless :)

    Facebook name : Sandy N-Singh

  9. Isabelle Perkins 23 April 2015 / 11:55

    Loved the video!!!! I would have chosen the Average door initially but after reading your blog post, I will choose the Beautiful door because you are right, beauty isn’t just about how you look, its about how you feel. Well done on being such an inspiration to your readers.


  10. Nadine 23 April 2015 / 11:56

    I choose BEAUTIFUL!!! :) I’ve come from a hard, rough and heavy road to choose the B word. I’ve never liked my looks, my weight or my personality, but as time went by and many people like family and friends including strangers told me how physically beautiful I am I start to get such a wake up call and smelled thee coffee hehehe! As the saying goes ‘you should love yourself, before you can love someone else’ its just a great feeling. You become more positive, confident, have a different outlook in life and just being you. I simply love myself :)


  11. Talitha ❤ 23 April 2015 / 11:57

    Very thought provoking, I really enjoy watching the Dove videos. I would choose the beautiful door and will drag all my friends to that door as well. We are all beautiful in our own unique ways. ❤ Talitha Vermaak on Facebook.

    Loved reading the part about your niece, so adorbs!

  12. Cornell 23 April 2015 / 11:57

    I will def choose the Beautiful door as I believe that real beauty should shine out from the inside and I believe that my inner beauty is for sure shining out!!
    My twitter handle @cornelli_

  13. sameera Mahomed 23 April 2015 / 11:59

    I choose average cost I’m beautifully average in everyway. I’m confident enough to view myself in any way I want both physically and mentally. There’s days where I’m neither beautiful inside or out, but that’s my choose which only in can make. My beauty lies in my abilities to do everything my way and turn into a masterpiece.

  14. Sandhaya V Maharaj 23 April 2015 / 12:00

    I would choose the Beautiful door. Because when I look at myself through my kids eyes, I see their love for me,from they who make me a mom.

    • Sandhaya V Maharaj 23 April 2015 / 12:01

      Entered via twitter @HeyaSands

  15. Marisha Naidoo 23 April 2015 / 12:01

    I #ChooseBeautiful… Although I have physical things that make me feel unattractive sometimes (thanks for the skew teeth genes, Mom!), I always make sure I smile at strangers and help friends and family when they are in need. I work a busy job 6 days a week, but take the time on a Sunay to bake cakes to share with co-workers and friends. Baking makes me happy. @mar1shan

  16. Lizelle 23 April 2015 / 12:04

    I choose the average door because I’m in high school and have been struggling with acne for a long time now. Boys aren’t interested in me, but I have friends who are really kind to me. My friends make me happy and I know they love me for who I am on the inside, not how I look on the outside. The world sees me as average, maybe even ugly and unfortunately that’s how I see myself at the moment.

    Thank you for writing this blog post, L. I love your blog and will hopefully be able to start my own blog one day.


  17. Geraldine 23 April 2015 / 12:12

    Jou posts beteken so baie vir my, ek gaan hierdie een verskeker vir al my vriendinne wys! Dis so spesiaal! Ek #choosebeautiful want ek het ‘n man wat my lief het, ‘n kind wat so lief vir sy mamma is dat dit my hart wil laat bars en ek het geleer om te eksperimenteer met makeup danksy jou. Soos hulle sê: Today I am happier than a corgi on stilts! :)


  18. farzana 23 April 2015 / 12:14

    I choose the average one because at this point in my life, I feel like I am stuck in a rut. I need to make some changes in my life but I’m too scared to take the first step. Your post has inspired me, L, and I thank you for that. Maybe tomorrow or next week I will be able to walk through the beautiful door. :) Farzana M

  19. Em Cameron 23 April 2015 / 12:28

    Love the video and the Audrey Hepburn quote and the other quote, ag I loved everything about this blog post!!

    I would choose the Beautiful door because I am so happy and content with my life at the moment. I am engaged to be married and my fiance and I cook together on weekends, it’s our ‘family time’.

    Emily Cameron

  20. Wilma 23 April 2015 / 12:54

    Such a captivating video and blog post. I would choose Average because I’m old and sometimes feel like I have let myself go. Wilma Steyn on Facebook

  21. Bongiwe Mavimbela 23 April 2015 / 12:54

    I would choose the Beautiful door because I believe in blowing my own horn cause if I don’t see myself as beautiful I don’t expect me to others to see it also. Entered on Twitter @XhosaCliqs

  22. candice ying sun 23 April 2015 / 13:13

    i would chose the beautiful door as i believe everybody is beautiful in their own way @candyangel88

  23. Jackie Katzen 23 April 2015 / 13:19

    entered on twitter @JaxxLisa

  24. Tiffany 23 April 2015 / 13:19

    I would choose beautiful because I’m unique and I have a go-getter attitude! :)

    Tiffany L

  25. Nisa 23 April 2015 / 13:23

    Sitting at work crying like a baby after watching the video. Thanks Luzanne :-)

    I think most of the time I would choose the average door. Wearing little or no makeup, my weight, my scars, working for a boss and the fatigue I feel after a long hard day of work makes me feel oh so average and 50 years old. BUT when I look at my two babies and they smile back at me or laugh, my 2 year old son says ‘Please’ and ‘Thank you’ without being reminded to family and strangers and I know I’m succeeding as a mother, my husband compliments me in any way, when wear a full face of makeup and transform into a different person, pursuing my love of makeup so I can turn my passion into a business, those are the things that make me beautiful and I need to keep reminding myself of that. I #ChooseBeautiful

    Thank you Luzanne because no matter who you choose in the end, everyone that watches this video learns that they are truly beautiful :-)

  26. Ronel Marais 23 April 2015 / 13:29

    Ek sal die bootiful deur kies, want ek trou oor ‘n paar weke en ek voel regtig fantasties op die oomblik. Ek sien so uit om ‘n huisie met my nuwe man te kan deel. :)

    Dankie vir hierdie inspirerende blog post, ek het onlangs ‘n ander blogger se post gesien maar dit het glad nie vir my soveel beteken soos joune nie. Well done, jy doen altyd sulke moeite met alles wat jy doen! In my oë moet jy elke keer deur die ‘beautiful’ deur stap, Luzanne, want jy is pragtig binne en buite.

  27. Kim Goncalves 23 April 2015 / 13:41

    ‘Beautiful’ door as I am good kind person that likes to help others. My children make me beautiful by making me smile everyday. #ChooseBeautiful

  28. Kim Goncalves 23 April 2015 / 13:50

    My children make my beautiful. They are my everything, my world. Will do anything to protect them and keep them safe. They bring me so much love and happiness into my life. I love watching them as they sleep at night snuggled up in their beds. They make me beautiful and they make my world beautiful.

  29. Lynnith Andreou 23 April 2015 / 14:30

    I would definitely choose the beautiful door, as I feel beautiful from the inside out, things and lessons learned from life thus far have shaped those self perceptions, and its hard to believe I was once so self conscious…..yes, I am beautiful.

  30. Arleen Marree 23 April 2015 / 15:48

    I would walk through the beautiful door, because I have a beautiful heart and mind.

  31. ursula @urkila 23 April 2015 / 15:48

    Hmmm, I really had to think about this one. I’m turning 30 this year and I’ve been reflecting on where I am in my life. Both physically and mentally. I would say some days I would choose average and others beautiful. I know I need to treat myself and my self worth better and this is what makes these Dove #ChooseBeautiful campaigns so powerful.

  32. Abigail 23 April 2015 / 16:46

    I really love this Dove Campaign, and all the other Dove campaigns that are challenging society’s definition of beauty. For too long we as women have been made to feel inferior and lacking when compared to the dictator’s transcription of beauty. EACH and EVERY woman is beautiful and they deserve not only to look beautiful, but to feel it and believe it too. As a photographer of women, I’m on a mission to encourage women to see, feel & experience their own beauty, to own it and to shine their light so bright that they inspire the women and girls in their lives to do the same. If I can help one woman feel that way, and watch the ripple effect into the lives of the women around her, then I know I’m serving my purpose.
    Thanks for a great post Luzanne. You always make women feel better about themselves! Well done you!

  33. Rebecca S 23 April 2015 / 20:53

    I’d choose the beautiful door because I have 3 beautiful children and a loving husband who supports me in everything I do.


  34. Taz 23 April 2015 / 20:54

    I wud choose the Average Door because I am going through a breakout with my skin and I feel very unattractive.

    I enjoyed this blog post though, thank you. :)

  35. Hannah 23 April 2015 / 20:56

    Average door because that’s just how I see myself, I’ve never been the most attractive or most intelligent woman in the room but my husband loves me for who I am. That makes me happy, so I guess I could walk through the Beautiful door. x


  36. Kelly M 23 April 2015 / 21:04

    The beautiful door because I am at a very happy place in my life at the moment. If you had to ask me this question a year ago, then I would have chosen the average door, but I made changes and everything worked out perfectly. :)


  37. beth 23 April 2015 / 21:13

    I #ChooseBeautiful because I am beautiful on the inside and outside. It’s my right to feel beautiful and not care what other people think, it took me such a very long time to realize that it does not matter how people treat you. What matters is if you put up with it. My username: Bethany007

  38. Jean 23 April 2015 / 21:19

    Loved this blog post, thank you. I choose the beautiful door because I have 4 fur children who give me unconditional love. :)

  39. Melissa ❀ 23 April 2015 / 21:21

    Love this #ChooseBeautiful campaign, I love all the Dove campaings tbh. They’re always so inspirational. 😀

    I choose the beautiful door because I am happy and positive, I live a healthy life, and volunteer at an old age home here in Hermanus.

  40. Nousheen 23 April 2015 / 21:29

    I choose Beautiful because I am in my dream job, helping people who suffer with mental health issues. It makes me feel like I am making a small change in the lives of people in South Africa. :) @noushmomo

  41. Mary-Anne 23 April 2015 / 21:40

    Average because I’m currently in my 8th month of pregnancy and I feel like a whale. Ask me again in 6 months’ time hehe! Mary-Anne Goosen

  42. Nthombi Maluleka 23 April 2015 / 21:53

    My choice is the beautiful entrance as I love my body and my mind. I am perfect in God’s eyes and for that I am thankful. Nthombi Maluleka

  43. Elmarie Pienaar 24 April 2015 / 07:23

    Ek kies die beautiful deur, want ek het die beste vriendinne in die wêreld, ‘n klein baba hondjie wat my as sy mamma sien, en ‘n dak oor my kop met ‘n warm bed. Al hierdie dinge maak my baie gelukkig! Jy skryf altyd die mooiste blog posts, Luzanne. Dankie vir al jou moeite. :)

    => Elmarie Pienaar

  44. Odette 24 April 2015 / 07:30

    I choose the Beautiful door because I know I am a good person, I may not be much to look at on the outside but for me none of that has ever mattered. It’s the person you are on the inside that matters. XO


  45. Kim 24 April 2015 / 07:49

    I will choose the Average door, I was brought up in a home where being beautiful was frowned upon, I wasn’t allowed to wear makeup or dress in a certain way. So now I’m used to looking average, but I guess you could say my inner beauty is beautiful.

    Thanks for this inspiring blog post, L.

  46. Maryna 24 April 2015 / 08:01

    I choose beautiful because I am a child of God and I will always be beautiful in His eyes. That is all I need in my life. :)

  47. Lauren Henderson 24 April 2015 / 08:22

    I choose BEAUTIFUL becoz I just got married a few weeks ago and just got back from honeymoon. I am so happy right now, and feel beautiful and radiant. >> does hair flick <<

    Thank you for a lovely blog post, Luzanne. I love the Audrey Hepburn quote. xx

  48. Candice Terblanche 24 April 2015 / 08:31

    I would choose beautiful – It took me a long time to get to the point where I would choose that door. But True Beauty is how you see yourself… Having a husband that says it everyday helps :)

  49. Anina 24 April 2015 / 09:58

    Ek het hierdie clip vroeer in die week gesien en nie eens opgelet van die gedeelte van die mamma en dogter nie…. Eks nou so bly jy het dit uitgewys, want dis super spesiaal, het self n traan gepik. Ek hoop regtig ek kan my dogtertjie(eendag….) grootmaak met so n ‘sense of self value’.

    So, vir daardie rede het ek besluit dat ek met n groot smile op my gesig deur die BEAUTIFUL deur gaan stap. Nie omdat ek nie soms plomp voel, of nie selfbewus oor die pigmentasievlekke op my voorkop nie, of omdat ek elke dag super confident oor my voorkoms voel nie. Maar….omdat ek my self waarde nie kan afbreek deur wat die wereld (wat boonop deur bemarkingsagentskappe in n raadsaal uitgedink word) vir my vertel hoe n vrou moet lyk nie. Veral nie as ek my dogter se beste voorbeeld gaan wees van hoe jy jouself moet value nie.

    Ek deel graag wat ek het, bou my vriende en familie op deur hulle opreg te komplimenteer en hul te bederf, probeer aggressief plek te gee in die verkeer wanneer ek n taxi in my rigting sien aankom, en sulke goed maak my ‘kind and caring’ en dit is wat my beautiful maak.

    En ten laaste is ek baie opgewonde om te deel dat volgens is die Barbie pop se verkoopssyfers besig om af te neem vir die derde agtereenvolgende jaar. Dis beslis n goeie teken dat die voorbeeld wat vir jare vir meisies voorgehou was van die ‘perfekte’ lyf/gesig/mates, besig is om steun te verloor – as it should!

    En nou doen ek ook daai hair flick wat die meisie in die clip gedoen het! :-)

  50. Kim Goncalves 24 April 2015 / 10:30

    #ChooseBeautiful I am a mother of two and I believe mothers are beautiful. There is nothing more beautiful and more powerful than bringing life into this world and nuturing and protecting that life with all your heart. My children have brought so much love and happiness into my life. So even though sometimes I have bags under my eyes and little crows feet and stretch marks and scars my children think I am the most beautiful mommy in the world because of who I am, they love me for me and it’s amazing to see how unconditional their love is too. I feel beautiful inside and beautiful outside. I know I’m not perfect but I am so grateful that I am healthy. I love my smile and my long hair and even my brown eyes but most of all love that I am a good person with good morals and values that would do anything for her children. That makes me beautiful and I #ChooseBeautiful everyday.

  51. Felicia 24 April 2015 / 11:08

    Beautiful because I am happy, healthy and have a loving family. :)

  52. Talya 24 April 2015 / 11:19

    I’d definitely choose the beautiful entrance, I have a roof over my head, a man that loves me for me, and a job that fulfills me. What more can I ask for?


  53. Ayanda 24 April 2015 / 11:39

    My name is Ayanda and I am choosing the beautiful door. I am currently a student at University and feel so grateful to be where I am now as a lot of my friends did not have the opportunity to study. I feel beautiful and happy because I will achieve a lot in my life, i have faith.

    Ayanda Mokoena

  54. Tshifhiwa Thobela 24 April 2015 / 11:42

    I would choose the beautiful door.i truly believe that beauty give someone confidence and always makes you stand out in all situations. most awesome person that makes me happy always is my 18 months daughter. she is the main reason for my survival,she truly inspire me to do what’s best in life. I would never trade my love for her for any. #choosebeautiful

    Facebook :Tshifhiwa Thobela
    twitter: @tshifhiwathobela

  55. Tshifhiwa Thobela 24 April 2015 / 11:42

    I would choose the beautiful door.i truly believe that beauty give someone confidence and always makes you stand out in all situations. The most awesome person that makes me happy always is my 18 months daughter. she is the main reason for my survival,she truly inspire me to do what’s best in life. I would never trade my love for her for any. #choosebeautiful

    Facebook :Tshifhiwa Thobela
    twitter: @tshifhiwathobela

  56. Wendy H 24 April 2015 / 12:40

    @wendyhavheart I am choosing the beautiful door today but it might change tomorrow. My happiness comes from a loving partner, a house full of animals and a warm bed to sleep in every night. I have a lot to be thankful for and I thank God for my blessings every single day of my life. 😀

  57. stephanie 24 April 2015 / 12:46

    in my youth i would have chosen the ‘Average’ door but now that iam older and kind of wiser :) i choose the beautiful door i might be at my most weight at the moment and don’t have a flat stomach anymore but this body has served me well and carried my beautiful daughter as well, beauty is not always about the outside look but what we radiate to the outside world and to be comfortable in who we are as a person, my twitter handle is @stefeg79

  58. Porchia 24 April 2015 / 12:55

    I’m sassy & fabulous – of course I’m choosing the Beautiful door! 😉

  59. Nereshnee Elijah 24 April 2015 / 13:05

    Beautiful – lies in the eye of the beholder and my daughter tells me every so often that I am beautiful! @Elijah_Family

  60. Lizelle Wait 24 April 2015 / 13:07

    ‘Beautiful door my hubby makes me feel beautiful everyday even when I don’t feel beautiful at all.He always says you are so beautiful to me there nothing wrong with me :-) I love him so much for making me feel good about myself

  61. Cindy Claassen 24 April 2015 / 13:07

    Wow wat n eye-opener van n video. Ek sal heel waarskynlik deur die Average door gaan, dis maar my persoonlikheid en dit wat ek van myself dink. Die meerderheid van ons vrouens dink ons is Average, maar ons is almal Beautiful en Uniek vir iemand. #proudtobeawoman

  62. Fathima Mahomed 24 April 2015 / 13:32

    The Beautiful door indeed, anazing video, with Dove I’m alwayz feeling comfortable and confiedent in my own skin. @fatzzzzzz Facebook: Fathima mahomed

  63. Cheryl Lotriet 24 April 2015 / 13:41

    Entered on Facebook, Super excited..I <3 Dove products…Awesome blog btw :)
    Cheryl Cheri Lotriet <3

  64. Aishah 24 April 2015 / 13:42

    I choose the #beautiful door. I am the eldest of 5 kids. So that makes us 4 girls in the house. The girls rule the boys. Growing up with 2younger sisters have been a blessing as well as majestic nightmare.

    They make me mad when they steal my clothes without asking and they make me happy when they do my chores for me when its that time of the month, I wish to have a gender swap. Hahaha

    So the beautiful door because no matter what beautiful can see ugly when no one is looking. And behind that door is happiness, play fights, makeover and amateur fashion shows. Behind my happiness door is my safe haven -‘my let my hair down’ feeling. Beautiful is everything around you !!

  65. THANUSHA NAIDOO 24 April 2015 / 13:51

    The Beautiful Door,with Dove i always feel comfortable & confident and it leaves me smelling fresh & i feel beautiful.

  66. Nasima Jassiem 24 April 2015 / 13:51

    This video was something special, makes you think.
    Twitter: @NasimaJ

  67. Lezelle Smit 24 April 2015 / 14:02

    Love the Dove range. @PinkPeoniesBlog @Dove_ZA, #ChooseBeautiful. Im most happy when im with my husband. He always makes me feel good and i love him to bits.

  68. Tanusta Jainarain 24 April 2015 / 14:11

    I would choose the Beautiful door , beauty is a state of mind and doesn’t only imply to your outer appearance , it complies of your character traits . If we look at the Miss World and Miss SA pagents we see that the winner is chosen from a whole host of reasons from personality to intelligence to talent and how she carries herself . I love to laugh it makes me feel good and when I feel good I’m confident which makes me beautiful

  69. Lucia Khay 24 April 2015 / 14:18

    I’d choose the “beautiful door” because i am inside and out….

  70. Lisa-Ann 24 April 2015 / 14:24

    In all honesty, I would go through the average door. I have a huge scar on the left side of my face and I feel it changes everything for me.

  71. Tertia 24 April 2015 / 14:28

    I wouldn’t choose a door, I would rather open the Beautiful door and drag all the girls who is uncertain and insecure through this door because on the other side is a huge mirror of your soul and that is all you need to know, how beautiful you soul shines through!!

  72. velda yenkenna 24 April 2015 / 14:35

    I would choose the beautiful door. People always worry about what you look like outside. Beauty is skin deep. My husband loves me no matter what. Doesn’t matter what the people think of me. As long as I got everything I need.

  73. Halima Shaik 24 April 2015 / 14:54

    If I had to choice to walk I would chose Average reason being,I belive the beauty I with hold as a women,radiates within me,from the interior to my exterior,My personality,my confidence,defines me and my features highlight the godess I am!

  74. Maureen 24 April 2015 / 15:19

    What a great campaign, wow! Thjank you for writing this incredible blog post and for always making such an effort with your pictures. :)

    I would walk through the Beautiful entrance. My vegetable garden keeps me busy during the week, and since I am a stay at home mom, so do my kids. My hubby, my kids and my veggie garden fill my heart with happiness.

  75. Lida Bruwer 24 April 2015 / 15:22

    ‘n Pragtige blog post en jy is netso pragtig, Luzanne. Dis snaaks hoe ons vrouens altyd die slegte in onnself sien, en ek wens ons kon net sien hoe ander mense ons sien. Ek #choosebeautiful en sal almal saam met my deur daardie deur trek. Jy is een in ‘n miljoen! ❤

  76. Edlyn Lim 24 April 2015 / 15:32

    i will choose the beautiful door coz God has given me the honor to have a beautiful and kids and thats what im always thinking in my mind, doesnt matter i get extra weight i still the same heart that loves my kids even till the end of time. Liked n shared on fb following and tweeted @edlyngretelkhan posted on instagram @gretel.10604. Thanks for the blog and article you have everyone must feel beautiful coz no one will do if you dont feel for yourself

  77. Ansuya 24 April 2015 / 15:38

    @PinkPeoniesBlog @Dove_ZA, #ChooseBeautiful . I will choose an Average door – So I can be superior to it! my beauty will shine above the average door and I know happiness will be shown ( glow). I will not only look good on the outside but the inside too. I am here not be a competition with anyone . I am unique – HAPPY ME:)

  78. Zulpha Cassiem 24 April 2015 / 16:37

    @PinkPoeniesBlog @Dove_ZA #ChooseBeautiful. I would choose the beautiful door. Nobody is perfect and everyone was created beautiful. I have been blessed with 3 beautiful kiddies and will be turning 30 this year. Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. Shared on facebook and tweeted on twitter @zulpha_cassiem

  79. Esda 24 April 2015 / 16:37

    Average door in looks Beautiful in heart

  80. Marlene Green 24 April 2015 / 16:42

    Being Average is the best for me,cause glow is my ticket to happiness :)

  81. sharleen deacon 24 April 2015 / 16:47

    I chose beautiful as confidence is key. My family compliment each other and that in itself makes one feel beautiful. #ChooseBeautiful.
    tweeted @sharlsdeacon

  82. Samantha 24 April 2015 / 16:48

    Beautiful Door, as i an beautiful just the way god made me like every person on earth :)

  83. Leigh Anne Swart 24 April 2015 / 18:10

    Love dove

  84. Jeannette 24 April 2015 / 18:42

    5 years ago i would have chosen the ‘average’ door. Then my daughter was born. And when she looks at me and tells me how pretty i am, i know i am beautiful. Now i will choose the ‘beautiful’ door. With my stretch marks, staging tummy and grey hair. None of this is really important. She thinks i am beautiful so i will live beautiful. And to ensure she always coose the beautiful door, i will set the example.

  85. Sanet 24 April 2015 / 18:51

    Such a beautiful campaign! I would walk through the beautiful door because I am healthy and I also have a loving hubs who tells me I am beautiful every morning before he leaves for work. I am a lucky girl!!! :)

  86. Chante August 24 April 2015 / 20:44

    #ChooseBeautiful I would choose to walk through a Beautiful door , simply becoz I’m beautiful I am an original there is no Copy and can not be replaces 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 Every woman is beautiful in their own unique way and has something unique that no other woman has and makes you special , and every woman deserves to walk through a beautiful door becoz we all fabulous!!!!!! 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

  87. Melissa de la Croix 24 April 2015 / 20:55

    I would choose the beautiful door, because iv learnt in life to lift myself up because I can’t rely on other people to do it for me :) I have to believe in myself! And i like to choose the more beautiful path in life! And this mindset generally puts me in a better mood. Compared to choosing the other path. I do however have average insecure side of myself like all girls I know. I’m just trying to choose the more positive side of everything! Even if that’s a door to walk through. Xx

  88. loveitha ramjiyavan 24 April 2015 / 21:19

    >WHOOP WHOOP< Super awesome page with a fantastic prize!!!!!! I would simply love to win with PINK PEONIES!!!! I'm a huge DOVE fan, its part of my daily life. However there are some products I haven't tried but would love too. Woooooowwwwweeeeee!!!!!

  89. Brigitte Buys 24 April 2015 / 22:11

    Dove products are my most favourite products! I would appreciate this products to much! It feel like heaven when I used it! You will make me the happiest woman with this lovely gift hamper :-)

  90. Aishah 24 April 2015 / 22:36

    Forgot to add my Twitter handle @aishah10

  91. Deidre Pitts 24 April 2015 / 22:43

    #ChooseBeautiful I’ll definitely go through the beautiful door cause that’s the type of person I am. Always sees the best in everyone and has a positive outlook on life. My personality can sometimes be intimidating,why,cause I have lots of love to share and people rarely see me get upset or angry,and fear the day that it might happen lol(all trademarks of my precious mom). Would love 2 win this prize and give it 2 my mom;she sooooo deserves to feel pampered cause that’s how you feel after using Dove products.

  92. Kgaugelo Kamoi 25 April 2015 / 00:01

    I would choose the Beautiful because during my highschool times I’ve always been insecure with my self just because people had an opinion, but as I grew I’ve learnt to be confident, happy and loving. I’m now a mom and feel very beautiful when I look at my son I just feel complete. I’ve learnt that we shouldn’t listen to peoples negative comments because you will never be happy, and remember a simple Smile is the best beauty ever #ChooseBeautiful

  93. Shelldene 25 April 2015 / 00:07

    I would choose the beautiful door as I truly believe that every human being is born with inner beauty namely a soul. When I look into the mirror, no matter what age has done to my complexion or my body, I choose to see the love that it took to create me. I am unique. Every single one of us are unique and loved. We are all beautiful individuals and I really think it is time we realized it. Love to all xxxx

  94. REHANA SEEDAT 25 April 2015 / 00:35

    What door would I choose? It depends. If I’m in a hurry, really late for a meeting, I’ll pick the door closest to my line of sight – I won’t even see the sign as I rush through the opening. If I’m sleep deprived, worn out or had a very stressful day – I may not notice the sign either, or if I do, I might choose ‘Average’; or I might choose ‘Beautiful’, empowering myself to turn my day around. And if I’m having a good day, feeling confident and happy then I’ll automatically walk through that ‘Beautiful’ door. It’s all about how I feel, what I’m thinking about – not how I look – at that moment. Yes,I do agree that the beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows and the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years. On the Overall, the “Beautiful Door” appeals to me because I truly believe that our kindness, intelligence, thoughtfulness, and strength are all a part of what make us beautiful.

  95. Kelley Petersen 25 April 2015 / 01:02

    I would choose the ‘Beautiful’ door because I believe that being beautiful means that one is authentic and I believe that I am authentic. I am 21 years old and still trying to find my feet and discover myself in this busy world we live in. It is so difficult to live up to the so-called beauty standards of our global society. But it is so wonderful that Dove encourages individuals of all ages, that beauty is what we choose for ourselves. I believe that I am authentic. Being authentic, and being true to myself brings me so much happiness and happiness is beauty. I am beautifully authentic :)

  96. Annelene Steenkamp 25 April 2015 / 01:33

    Awesome prize <3

  97. Fatima Bibi 25 April 2015 / 06:04

    Having gone through a very difficult time I always thought I wasn’t even average, I lost my self esteem but I got it back.
    I now believe that I am beautiful and every woman should too.
    We are all beautiful in our own way.
    I have stretchmarks from being a mom, I have an imperfect body, I have bad skin at times. But that’s why I love makeup so much :p you can cover and correct what u don’t like and enhance what you do.
    Being a mother has made me feel more empowered and beautiful, and my body is beautiful because of it.

    Every woman is beautiful.

    So yes, I would walk through the BEAUTIFUL door

  98. Margo Africa D 25 April 2015 / 08:13

    i absolutely love Dove products and would love to win this awesome hamper!

  99. Cirsten Van Den Heuvel 25 April 2015 / 08:35

    I would choose the beautiful door because there’s always something more beautiful to life and beauty lies in how u portray it. Being a mother to me is a beautiful thing.

  100. Sandy Solomons 25 April 2015 / 09:37

    My 40th birthday is on 6 May and I wanted to lose at least 10kg’s by then, just my personal goal not to be fat at forty :). A week and a half to go and allready 10.3 kg’s down. I would definitely choose the door, we have one life to live, why not do it beautifully? Tx for your blog. Xx

  101. Carolyn Augustus 25 April 2015 / 10:18

    I would choose the Beautiful door. I am beautiful because I have a sparkling personality, I embrace life, I embrace all cultures and creeds, I am tolerant of all people, non -judgemental and happy go lucky. I am happy in the skin I’m in.

  102. thea lennox 25 April 2015 / 13:21

    #Average is fine with me. I am average but the reason i was placed on earth was to be the mother of my son Dean Oneill. I am blessed and that is more than enough for me. SO even if i am average i have so much beauty around me that i do not care. Entered through twitter and instagram

  103. christa dehning 25 April 2015 / 13:46

    I #choose the beautifull door, I feel beautifull when using dove products. It’s absolutely wonderfull. Always a big girl I’ve found inner peace with who I am. My patients love my calm nature and call me serene. And I suppose being happy in my relationship ads to it

  104. Marlene Olivier 25 April 2015 / 13:49

    #ChooseBeautiful I adore Dove products and would love to win one of your gorgeous hampers…thanks Pink Peonies.

  105. Marlene Olivier 25 April 2015 / 13:53

    #ChooseBeautiful I adore Dove products and would love to win one of your gorgeous hampers…thanks Pink Peonies. No doubt in my mind that I would choose the Beautiful door…being a huge fan of Pink Peonies makes me confident and beautiful!

  106. Carmen 25 April 2015 / 16:12

    I #ChooseBeautiful not because of my appearance but because of the people and things around me. Firstly my nieces baking with them because the younger on always say ” you know aunty you never shout, mom shouts all the time” that makes me beam with delight. Also pictures of my dad and I people always say im the splitting image of him and because he passed on that makes me feel beautiful. Cooking good food and anyone enjoying it. Finally painting my nails and eating red velvet cake and a cup of english breakfast tea.

    The above make me very happy which inturn make me beautiful

    I posted a pic on instagram @carmenjklassen and twitter @carmen_klassen

  107. Sarah Pillay 25 April 2015 / 17:09

    I have tried dove soap gentle exfoliation & simply love the feel of it. I’m amazed at the texture of my skin,!

  108. Elize 25 April 2015 / 19:23

    Wow! Awesome!!! I would LOVE to win a hamper!!! :-)
    I #ChooseBeautiful, i feel so confident with myself. Every person is Beautiful. I Love Dove Products so much, makes me feel more Beautiful when i use it and I feel so Fresh! :-) xxx

  109. Elize 25 April 2015 / 19:36

    @PinkPeoniesBlog @Dove_ZA, I #ChooseBeautiful, coz i feel confident about myself. :-)

  110. Elize 25 April 2015 / 19:42

    I #ChooseBeautiful, i feel so confident about myself.
    Beauty isn’t about having a pretty face. It is about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart, and most importantly, a beautiful soul. :-) xxxx

  111. Debbie 26 April 2015 / 11:02

    Dove is the only soap I use. What an amazing hamper. Holding thumbs and toes

  112. Lethu 26 April 2015 / 19:18

    i #choosebeautiful because I am an African original and I am beautiful because I know who I am. I am beautiful because of my culture and the way I am is the way I want people to see me.. I am beautiful and no one can tell me anything. Confidence is key

  113. Tjoppie 27 April 2015 / 13:13

    Wow, a real tearjerker the video was! I would always pull my daughter towards the beautiful door because that is how I see her, a beauty inside and out! Myself? I can walk through the Beautiful door, because at my age you realise what true beauty is about : being compassionate, being so grateful for beautiful children and grandchildren, health, a home, a very dear doggy companion, there are so many more. Making other people feel special by offering help and giving an honest compliment makes me happy and really makes be feel beautiful on the inside. Also being kind to animals and nature is such a pleasure and being able to share this with others.
    I think we can all feel like winners because we all have our own idea of what beauty means to us!
    Thanks for a really BEAUTIFUL blog post!

  114. Janneke 27 April 2015 / 15:15

    A year ago I would have definitely walked through the average or even below average door if that even existed. The reason for this would mainly be my lack of confidence and believing that I was not worthy. I have since meditated on the reasons for these feelings I had toward myself and came to a few shocking realizations. I realized that during my childhood my parents enforced a very negative connotation to confidence. The confident girls were referred to as “cocky” and “full of themselves” and that their confidence was a way to manipulate the bad boys into liking them. Loving yourself and being confident in your body was thus something that I have rejected from a very young age.

    I have only realised this root of my lack of self esteem at the end of last year and now it is a daily struggle for me to choose to be confident. I literally need to remind myself daily to CHOOSE ME. I am good enough. I am pretty enough. I am worthy enough. Not only because God has made me beautiful and in His image, but also because I am ME.

    Today I would choose the beautiful door because I now realise that beauty is so much more than the outward looks of a person. That I don’t have to look like a Victoria Secret model to be beautiful. That what truly makes me beautiful is my sense of humor, that I enjoy taking care of those who cannot care for themselves, that I can find strength in moments of hardship and that I can be a strong and confident woman because of who I am as a whole.

  115. Ruweida Muhammad 27 April 2015 / 15:20

    I would choose the ‘Beautiful’ door because life is too short to just be average; why should I settle for average when I can wake up to freshly brewed coffee in bed every morning; take a stroll through the garden and pluck some Spring blossoms; be wrapped around my sons arms and get smothered with kisses, go to the Spa with my mum, have picnics on the beach while watching the sunset with my better half. I want to live my life to the fullest and make beautiful memories each day and I can’t do that if I settle for average :)

  116. Lucia Khay 28 April 2015 / 09:15

    i would chose the beautiful door as everybody is beautiful whether big small, tall or short everybody is beautiful in their own way. I am beautiful inside and outside.

  117. Elize Swanepoel 28 April 2015 / 10:09

    I choose beautiful because I’ve accepted myself the way I am. It took me years but you can’t live a happy life and have a healthy relationship with your partner if you are not happy with yourself. Beauty comes from within.

  118. ursula 28 April 2015 / 10:33

    i would choose the avarage door! i can always change it to look beautiful im a way i like, we dont know what the doors hold, choosing the beautiful door, you will be dissapointed if you do not find it to hold what you want, the average door on the other hand gives no expectations, and like i said i can go make it beautiful! my definition of beautiful that is!

  119. Leandra 28 April 2015 / 11:01

    I entered on twitter! Sometimes we women does not always feel beautiful on particular days, but there is always that someone or something that makes us feel beautiful. For me it is definitely my kids. Seeing how they have grown over the years into wonderful little people with their own personalities really make my heart grow bigger in my chest. I am sooo blessed to have them in my life. They teach me wonderful life lessons on a daily basis, like laughing more, and playing like a kid and to be thankful and humble.
    I choose to be beautiful because we all are made beautiful and all of us have something good inside us that makes us beautiful from the inside!

  120. Amy 28 April 2015 / 12:56

    I would choose beautiful , because I know who I am and I am entirely comfortable in my own skin . And mostly because I would like to teach my daughter from a young age that confidence is something every woman needs . Confidence opens so many doors , it breeds independent women , who know what they are worth and do not settle for anything less than that .

  121. Simone Cameron 29 April 2015 / 11:11

    As much as I would love to pretend watching the video made me change how I see myself…I just can’t and would walk through the average door. My husband just told me 2 nights ago: You’re so beautiful my wife!

    I pulled a face…and he said: Can’t you just accept that and see you how I see you *enter the tears*?

    I can tell you 101 things wrong with me… but I’m a good person, I have a good heart. I will give you the shirt off my back, the last money in my bank account (i have done this so many times)….but I was raised in a home where I was never told I was pretty. My cousin was pretty, my baby sister was pretty… I was the clever one. That was my identity…. never the pretty one.

    My my kids and my husband….they tell me everyday….and to them, I know I am beautiful, it’s just not what I see in the mirror!

    Flip….I can’t see what I’m typing anymore through the tears! lol. Oi….

    I hate this blog Luzanne….I usually picture rainbows and unicorns…lol…this introspection…enough…you hear me?? he he. Just kidding…great post, great campaign!

    • Simone Cameron 29 April 2015 / 11:21

      PS Your niece sounds adorable! She’ll be giving her own make up tutorials soon 😉

  122. Maria Meyer 30 April 2015 / 13:09

    I would choose the BEAUTIFUL door – Why? Why? Why? would you see yourself as average? Everybody is BEAUTIFUL in their own unique way!

  123. Liza Leimlehner 30 April 2015 / 13:12

    Average…up and till two weeks ago I would have said Beautiful…that was until entering a Victoria Secret question where the asked what do you love most about your body and it took me like 20 min to answer and I just finally gave a random answer which resulted in the following: The thing I love most about my body is my collar bones…I know…akward right?

  124. Anita Steenkamp 30 April 2015 / 13:25

    I have been debating what photo to choose and In the end I chose one that was taken 4years ago when my little one was only 6weeks old (yes look at how much hair she had at 6weeks) I had basically no make up on and yet I think it is one of the most gorgeous pictures with me in it ever, I just felt gorgeous and I still do, the love I feel in my heart is on my face and that makes me beautiful! Twitter @anitasteenkamp1

  125. Tertia Burns 30 April 2015 / 13:26

    I will normally choose average because I am short, slightly over weight and I have horrible adult acne. BUT, lately I have decided Despite this I am beautiful because I am ME… And I am proud of the “original” that I am! I hold my head up high and embrace my imperfections which makes me totally unique

  126. kamilah francis 30 April 2015 / 13:38

    #ChooseBeautiful I definitely choose the beautiful door, because my life is beautiful filled with love and wonderful people!My grankids are adorable and my absolute joy,they make me laugh so much it hurts and smile just thinking of them.Everything around me fills me with gratitude, its that BEAUTIFUL!

  127. nasika baijnath 30 April 2015 / 13:39

    i am definitely walking through the beautiful door …why….because beauty is inside. its in my soul and in my heart. beautiful to me means loving who u are and embracing ur values, traditions and culture

  128. Cheryl Lotriet 30 April 2015 / 13:55

    #ChooseBeautiful -Hey… I would choose the Beautiful door, the reason for that is that my daughter Cherry Blossoms thinks I’m the most beautiful person in the world, her comments like “I wanna be pretty like you when I grow up Mommy” or “She is not a beautiful as Mommy” or “Mommy is pretty like a movie star” those are only a few. She would want her hair like mine,wants to be dressed like me and when I’m in the mirror applying make-up she is right there next to me. The innocence in her eyes when she looks at me thinking her ‘Mommy is perfect’ makes me want to be a better person everyday. I try to teach her everyday that beauty comes from within and we all are beautiful in our own unique way.Outer beauty means nothing if you are ugly inside :)

  129. Lizna 30 April 2015 / 13:59

    If you asked me this a year ago I would probably have chosen the Average door, but today I will choose the Beautiful door. The past year I’ve gotten more involved online participating in communities for women (blogs and otherwise) and I’ve grown so much a a person. I’ve learn that all you need to be beautiful to feel beautiful. So just by putting on my bright lipstick and walking with my head up I feel beautful

  130. Nina de Winter-Peer 30 April 2015 / 14:07

    If Dove had run this campaign 8 months ago I would have not even been able to imagine walking through the “Average” door. Not only was I struggling to come to terms with how much my body had changed after my pregnancy, I was also struggling to cope with the new role I had been put into. I missed my independence, and the responsibility of being a mom was causing me so much anxiety that I became a totally different person. But when my little girl got ill and was hospitalised for the 3rd time in her short little life, something in my head snapped into place. She didn’t care about anything else, other than having her mommy there holding her. To have that beautiful little face smile at me even though I knew she was feeling really ill showed me that true love sees nothing but the heart and soul.
    I am now 4 months away from the arrival of my second little girl, and I can say that although I am not thrilled about what my body is shaping into, I am very thrilled that soon I will have another beautiful little face smile at me.
    Its hard to describe, but somehow the pure innocence of one’s child’s laughter and happiness makes the heart radiate warmth. A warmth that cannot help but spill over into every single sphere of your life. A warmth that is reflected on your face and in your eyes – In your actions and in your words.
    I choose the “Beautiful” door – and I hope that one day my girls will do the same.

  131. Kelsey Niehaus 30 April 2015 / 17:00

    I’d choose the ‘Beautiful’ door.

    Throughout primary school and high school years I was severely bullied, received hate mail letter and more, simply because how I looked. Over the years, I learnt to identify what I found beautiful in me and instead I chose to embrace that.

    So although I may not have the ‘model looks’, or be societies standard of ‘pretty’, I know that I’m the most beautiful ‘me’ that no one else can be <3

    I hope that all women can find their inner beauty, and simply be beautifully themselves.. something that no one else can be. <3 #ChooseBeautiful

    • Kelsey Niehaus 30 April 2015 / 17:04

      Oh I also entered on twitter @Kelsey_Niehaus and on Instagram @Hey_Lady_K 😀

  132. miranda 30 April 2015 / 20:06

    Perhaps like smiling even when you aren’t happy stimulates happy hormones, I believe that if you choose the #IChooseBeautiful door, even on the days you feel least beautiful, will create the belief that you are in fact very beautiful.

  133. Hayls 30 April 2015 / 21:46

    I absolutely loved this blog post of yours Luzanne, and for me it really hits home!!
    I have so much to say on this topic and could write a length story on this, but to try and sum it up and whole heartedly, I would walk through the Beautiful door!

    For years I had no confidence, felt flat, ugly, and I guess worse than average, but my personality and who I am is so out there, loud, confident and strong. I felt a complete disconnect between my looks and who I knew was inside. It dawned on me that I would feel this complete disconnect for the rest of my life and ultimately lack complete self confidence forever if I did not decide to do something about it.

    Again after time and my thoughts, I realized no words, no person, no thing, no saying, nothing was ever going to change me or help me, but myself. I was going to have to make the changes, I had to be the rock, the principle, the leader to my mind and body. It has been a tough journey but one I will never regret and will always look back on. I’ve worked so hard to feel the way I do now, my mind and body are finally in harmony and my spirit is as it should be. Perhaps this is all a bit deep, but this topic really does make me think, feel and reflect.

    I am grateful for how far I’ve come and how much i’ve developed mentally. I can confidently say I would walk through the beautiful door.

    Thank you for this amazing and inspiring post. You made me realize and appreciate the beauty of the journey I’ve been on and am still traveling.


    P.S. Sorry for the late entry xxx

  134. jamain 30 April 2015 / 23:26

    I choose the ”Beautiful Door” reason I believe I am beautiful God created me in his image and he dnt make no mistakes with any1 so I believe I’m a true beauty a queen I love myself and I won’t let any1 tell me otherwise u have to love urself 1st before u can love any other thanks mwah xo xo xo @vintageous hope I’m a lucky winner :)

  135. Cathy Badenhorst 1 May 2015 / 00:58

    entered via twitter @cathybadcar. What makes me happy………….being a proud independent self sufficient woman who can handle almost anything (sometimes I even surprise myself). Being a single Mom has taught me that no matter what tragic circumstances life throws at you, you just need to pick yourself up, put on your big girl panties and get on with life.

  136. Judy 1 May 2015 / 13:37

    Beautiful door because I always wanted to be beautiful and smart.

  137. loveitha ramjiyavan 1 May 2015 / 19:53

    >WHOOP WHOOP< Super awesome page with a fantastic prize!!!! I would simply love to win a DOVE hamper as I'm a huge fan and use the products daily. I use the soap and lotion but would love to try the other products. My birthday is this month so this would an amazing gift to myself!!! So excited at this opportunity. Wooooooowwwwwwweeeeeeeee!!!!

  138. Amy Saville 4 May 2015 / 11:31

    Realy lovely campaign showcased on a beautiful blog :) Crossing fingers to win the hamper! x :)

  139. basheera 7 May 2015 / 12:05

    I would choose the average door because there’s usually more to things than the way they look. The ‘average’ door may look ‘average’ but what lies inside may very well surprise you. Plus I’m a bit of a risk taker and I like being different so I would go with the less obvious choice…good things come sometimes when you least expect them

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