Me and My Big Nose

I’m sure everyone has something about their appearance that they are uncomfortable with. For some people it may be an inner quality that bothers them more than anything on the outside, and vice versa. Whatever it is, I’m sure you all can relate.  For me, the thing that bothers me most about my outward appearance is my nose.  I have gotten really good at taking pictures that emphasize my best angle. See, you can’t even really tell in this picture:

IMG_0696It would be a dream of mine to be a model or to work in the beauty industry, but I know for me that’s just not in the cards and probably never will be. I absolutely abhor profile shots of my face. I have a big nose with a strong bridge. It is a very, very unique nose. I think it is a combination of both my mother and father.  To want to change my nose would mean that I am losing a bit of my unique heritage. I come from a very unique ancestral mix of Swiss, German, English, Irish, and French.  That mix has somehow come together and created my face, specifically, my nose.

I literally know no one with the same or similar nose as me, except for maybe my sister, but even then, her nose is different than mine. My brother has the exact same nose as my father and it’s definitely a distinct nose, but nothing like mine. Funny how that works.

I never used to think I had a big nose, but then a doctor once pointed it out asking me if I had broken it and then proceeded to touch the bridge of my nose, and from then on, I’ve been really self-conscious about it. No lady! I have not broken my nose.  Not to mention when I was in school and you can just imagine how mean kids can be. I remember once that a boy told me I was ugly to my face.  Ass.  I once overheard a group of boys talking in high school.  One of the boys said, “don’t you think Megan is kind of pretty now?”  The other boys said, “ew no man, gross. No way.” I wanted to crawl in a whole and die. I mean that was probably about 10 years ago and it haunts me to this day.

I have never once felt beautiful and, even though my mom tells me I am, I feel like she is biased because, well, she’s my mom of course. I think my dad told me I was “pretty” once when I was dressed up for senior prom.

I have considered getting it reconstructed, but I know that would be really painful and expensive, and I’m not sure I have the money right now to do that.  I almost feel like it would be disrespectful in some way to my ancestors, but then again I wonder if it would give me more confidence if just that one flaw (in my opinion) were fixed on my face.

Some people have told me that my face has a unique beauty, whatever that means. I think what they mean is that my face is pretty, even with that honker of a nose.

Whatever anyone else thinks, it doesn’t matter. I really only care what I think and I’m conflicted between hating my appearance and accepting the uniqueness of how I look.  I think often about how much prettier I’d be if only I could get my nose fixed. I hold a mirror up to my face and hide the bridge with my index finger and I like what I see. I know, I shouldn’t be so worried about how I look, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I’m beautiful on the inside….whatever. I am worried, though, and have been for years.

Well, here it goes. I am going to show you two profile shots of my face. I never, ever take pictures like this because I hate the way it looks.

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Guh, they are awful. Now you can see what I’m talking about.

BTW, if any of you are cosmetic surgeons or can somehow get me a discount on rhinoplasty, that would be great…haha 🙂  But seriously, can you?  Have you ever had anything altered before?

Do you have insecurities about yourself, particularly regarding your appearance? I’m sure most of us do.

Thanks for sharing and for reading!

Best,

Megan

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8 Reasons to Love Your Big Nose — XO Jane

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125 thoughts on “Me and My Big Nose

    1. Oh no! To be honest, I have had many twitches in my life, I think related to having anxiety and OCD. In college, I couldn’t stop blinking my right eye and people asked me if I was winking at them. A professor pointed it out in class once and I thought I was going to just die from embarrassment. I’m sorry you have a twitch 😦

  1. Megan, you are beautiful. You have a youthful vitality and beauty. Your nose only adds to the uniqueness of you! Having had recent surgery for something medically necessary, I would not want to go through it for cosmetic purposes. Michael Jackson kept having surgery on his nose and at the end it was tiny but didn’t really look good. You are a talented writer and have energy that many would envy. Enjoy your life. Forget what that doc said, she didn’t know what she was talking about! Don’t let her define who you are or your looks. You look great!!!

    1. Thank you so much 🙂 It’s true, it would be very painful and that’s my hold up. I just had my wisdom teeth removed not too long ago and i was in pain for so long. It’s a lot to consider, but hopefully I will come to love my nose.

      1. It is all a part of loving yourself. Your nose helps you breathe the Heath of life. It allows you to smell things both good and bad. If a food was spoiled and not good your nose would tell you. If there was a lovely fragrance like a fresh rose, your nose Luke help you smell its fragrance. It is my belief that thankfulness is the key. Begin and end your day with thankfulness for your nose, its ability to smell and help you taste, its uniqueness, your freshness and vitality of young adulthood, your ability to think and analyze things, the fact your parents are still alive and you can see them when you desire, K being in your life and how he enriches your enjoyment of life, thankfulness for Chester and how you love him, thankfulness for your health and not having to be hospitalized and thankful for your being uniquely Megan. Tell your nose you are glad it is on your face. If you do this when you awaken and before you go to sleep, your perception will change and you will come to delight in your nose and the many blessings that come along with it. I speak abundant blessings of life to you Megan, and that you would enjoy the wonderful asset of who you are. 😍

      2. Thank you for all the words of encouragement. You’re right, Chester and K seem to live me even with it, so it must not be too awful. Come to think of it, Chester has a crooked nose as well, so we kind of compliment each other 🙂

  2. Hey big noses give character and you have great eyes. Barbara Streisand I think has a bigger one and she’s been on the silver screen and is admired for her singing. So learn how to sing really well and don’t touch that nose. See what happened to Jennifer Grey she has a nose that gave her character and when she had plastic surgery it all went so wrong.

    1. You’re right. I was so sad when Jennifer Grey changed her nose. It was beautiful 🙂 I actually do sing pretty well! haha, but nothing like Barbara 🙂 Thanks for your kind words!

  3. Hey, don’t write off modeling just yet! Especially these days, it seems like models with more “unique” features which would have been considered “unattractive” decades ago are getting more popular. Advertisers and designers aren’t going for the “all the same, cookie cutter” look as much anymore. They want girls who stand out.

    Personally, I think you look a bit like Sophie Turner.

    I’ve considered getting an eye lift. The crease of my lid comes down past the corner of my eye and it makes makeup (particularly eyeliner) look awful and strange on me. I’ve also considered getting a breast reduction, but only as a last resort for health reasons.

    1. I used to want to get an eye lift too, but that’s something that has changed. I love and hate things about myself all the time. My nose is the only thing that hasn’t changed. If I look like Sophie Turner, then that is a huge compliment 🙂 Thank you so much.

  4. You’re beautiful, your nose is beautiful too.

    I think what happens is we can focus on the one thing we are disapproving of and it becomes bigger in our mind’s eye. I know this because being a person with an eating disorder, I see a fat ass and upper thighs whenever I look in the mirror. Everyone tells me different but I think they are just telling me what I want to hear. i.e. LYING.

    But why would they?

    The fact is this. If I truly accepted myself and loved the person I am, then I would be happy with me as I am in any given point of time.

    Maybe with some time and help, you can accept the nose that smells so many glorious flowers, the cut of fresh grass, the scent of the person you love, the potatoes being roasted on Christmas day and Chester’s fur.

    There is no separation between you and your nose, you come as a glorious bundle of all your cells xx

    1. What a wonderful way of explaining it. I appreciate your honesty and encouragement. I know talking about the things we don’t like about ourselves is difficult, so I appreciate you doing that. And you’re right, why should people lie? Thank you so much 🙂

  5. You are a natural beauty… We all have our areas that’s for sure. We not meant to look like Barbie.. Anyway I think too many are undergoing plastic surgery and dramatically altering their looks. It’s scary.. Take care Megan and Chester loves you just the way you are…

      1. Megan, I could share some things about this older hen but I will spare you..Lol! Sometimes we really have to work for be at peace about what is not just right in our eyes. You are unique..Somethings are meant to keep up humble but to have gratitude for our uniqueness and how we were designed. I spent to many years of my life feeling inadequate because of my appearance. So you go girl with what you have and embrace your beauty and don’t let the world try to take it from you. I apologize for sounding grandmotherly here. I didn’t have someone to tell me how special I was while growing up.. xo

      2. I try to be helpful and these days I am concerned for the younger generation that are getting bombarded with so much stuff that is unsettling. I agree with you, lets love ourselves more and take care of what we have.. You have your wit and writing ability and much more.. (:

  6. Long time no see so I hope you’ve been keeping well! 🙂
    Can I give you some straight up blunt & honest opinion about your nose? I’ve worked in the beauty industry including modelling when I was a lot younger so I know what I am talking about. Plus, I don’t lie or smooze anything to make someone feel better if that makes sense?
    Your nose is PERFECTLY FINE!! Truth! It does fit your face. I know how it feels to be teased and bullied daily regarding how I look when I was younger. Everything from my nose (which has been broken a few time’s ) to my red hair and being boobless including being called a boy and or a ladyboy. It was traumatizing & those word’s hella hurt! Even after all these year’s have passed, I haven’t forgotten about how badly bullied I was about how I looked or the word’s. I became so self conscious I also wanted my nose done & definitely a boob job. This was even while I was doing modelling!! Nothing including the fact that I WAS a model & became a very successful one could get those “thoughts” out of my head in the beginning. So, okay modelling. Here’s what I did eventually learn. The thing’s about you such as your nose is what makes you different & interesting to look at. What you think is your greatest flaw is EXACTLY what agencies are LOOKING for. Because that is what makes you stand out. That’s what MAKES you model material. If modelling is something that you want to do, do it girl! You’ll won’t be long in finding an agency that YOU will be what they are looking for. It will take some pavement pounding to be sure but if you want it bad enough you’ll get it! I can tell you now that WHAT they don’t want & will find super quick is your insecurities. So, you need to fake it until you make it.
    Surgery.. Looking back Megan, I am so very happy that I DIDN’T get my nose or chest done. Please trust me when I tell you that someday you will be too should you not have your nose done. It’s very hard to do b/c I’ve been there but at some point you need to start loving the body you are in & the face that you have. As you get older you will eventually realize that you ARE beautiful. The thing’s that are different about you ARE what MAKE you, you! Embrace that nose of yours and you will start to radiate “beauty” which will get you noticed for all the good reasons.
    I didn’t mean to write you a book style comment however reading your post I understand very well how you are currently feeling. So, I just had to leave you a comment that I DO understand but more important WHAT I see as a former beauty industry worker and some kindly suggestions. Plus straight up truth.
    Here’s another thought for you… Chanel. You know just as well as I do what all thing’s Chanel mean from cosmetics, fashion & modelling. You know HOW I ended up becoming a successful model? (Editorial & Runway) Hating my nose as much as I did, I submitted an application to work as a perfume/demo girl at one of their makeup counters in a fancy mall. They hired me. Just a silly little job walking around offering perfume samples. The big wig company Reps would come in on occasion to check that everything was running properly. 6 month’s in working for the Chanel beauty counter I happened to be working when they arrived. And so, the rest became history. Me with my supposedly “ugly” nose… 🙂
    In the here & now, I am happy I never changed a thing about my body or face. 🙂

    1. Hello dear! Yes, long time no hear from you 🙂 I hope you’re doing well. I really appreciate your comment and all the honesty you provided. I had no idea you were once a model. That is really fascinating! You are very pretty from your pictures. Are you very tall? That’s another limiting factor for me I’m afraid. I’m only 5’4″ and 125 lbs. Not terrible, but probably not idea. My dream would be to work for a Korean company or Japanese company, or even to just be an online media face for them. That would be so incredible. I would have no idea where or how to start modeling, especially since I live in the middle of nowhere Indiana. Like I have no idea who to contact or how to make anything actual happen. I’m such a negative person sometimes! I just feel like I’m stuck here and nothing will happen for me being here and I’ll just get old and saggy without having done anything that I want to do.

      1. Happy Sunday wishes!!
        I’ll go check right now! I’ll give you my personal email addy when I write you back from my Sass email. 🙂 xx

  7. I’d say you have a unique beauty and I definitely don’t mean you’re pretty despite your nose (which I don’t see anything wrong with), by that I mean you’re pretty in an unusual and non-generic way, a kind of pretty that you don’t see everyday! I guess the best analogy I could give is when you’re wandering around looking at flowers and one of them just catches your eye- all the flowers are attractive but one has a sort of uniqueness that makes you look twice.

    Boys can be horrible, they pick on everyone for anything!

    But regardless of looks, I think you have a great personality and I love reading your blog, I didn’t really know what you looked like until I clicked on this post! I think your character is beautiful and that’s more important than any physical feature.

    I have a habit of my compliments coming out wrong, I meant all of this positively!

    1. Wow, thank you so much for saying that. I appreciate your analogy of the flower 🙂 Boys, and even girls, can be terribly cruel, for sure. Your compliment didn’t come out wrong at all 🙂

  8. Um your nose is not even close to big! Mine is way bigger 😉 and you are beautiful, kids in school are jerks! I have had my fair share of them. Your nose is very structured and evenly sized and pretty.

  9. What!! Mean boys! I hate my stretch marks, but those are totally self-inflicted from pregnancy. You are beautiful! I can feel Chester thinks so as well, and he can never be wrong! You look like you should be in a Renaissance painting! Such distinct beauty is hard to come by, mainly because everyone tries to look like everyone else. You should find those mean boys on Facebook and say “Bet you didn’t think I wold ever be a Pink Bird huh?” That’ll teach them!

    1. No,don’t hate your stretch marks! You earned those stripes. I respect anyone who decides to be a mother and think it’s an incredible gift and sacrifice. Your words mean so much to me. I never once thought I looked like a Renaissance painting, but that’s indeed a compliment 🙂

  10. Oh I think you’re beautiful, and I have never once thought your nose was big.
    I have a friend, I refer to her as Beauty Queen, because she’s won many a pageant, but anyway, she says the most beautiful women often have an obviously interesting facial feature, so I think your face qualifies. I’ve never seen your face anywhere else:)
    I would love to get rid of my Rosacea, but then, that’s more about discomfort than vanity 😛

    1. Thank you so much dear lady 🙂 That’s very kind of you. My high school friend had Rosacea and I know it was uncomfortable for you. I’m sorry you have that too 😦

  11. what! I totally expected something crazy by the time I got to your side-view photos. but no, your nose looks pretty normal to me. of course when we have this thing we’re self-conscious about it does feel like a big deal and you probably feel like you have the biggest nose ever. I assure you, it’s really not though. and you’re cute and you should try to remember that if you can. it’s tough, I know; we hold onto things, especially when they relate to our appearance. for example, I hate how large my cheeks are. when I was in fifth grade, another girl told me I had a “fat face” and I’ve never forgotten it, even though that was like 15 years ago. I’ve considered surgery as well, maybe once I win the lottery 😜 if I’ve got some left over, I’ll be sure to pass it your way for a rhinoplasty, if you think you’d truly be happier after changing your nose.

    1. You’re exactly right. If it’s something that bothers the person, then it can seem like a huge problem, even when others don’t see it that way. And your face is not fat! You are a pretty girl 🙂

  12. I think your nose is okay. Don’t think about it as a bad attribute!
    And you should definitely try out for the beauty industry. You never know until you try! Never give up on a dream! 🙂

  13. Well I understand exactly what they mean about your face’s unique beauty. It’s very pleasing not despite of that feature but because of the way that all your features come together. 🙂 But I know that doesn’t help when it’s your face and you’re the one who doesn’t like that feature.

    My thing for the longest time was my eyes. I have monolids, and apart from feeling self-conscious because I felt they looked so small, it was really hard to learn how to do makeup on them. Most tutorials and techniques don’t work unless they’re specific to monolids. It’s funny though, now I quite like my eyes and wouldn’t change a thing about them! They don’t look at all the way I thought they did when I was younger. I’m glad I never went through with double eyelid surgery.

    (My boobs, those are another matter, and I’ve no regrets about buying a pair of those.l

    1. It does take awhile to grow to love ourselves I think. You are super gorgeous and your eyes are beautiful, so I’m glad you have come to love how they look and didn’t go through with the eyelid surgery. It’s funny, my favorite makeup tutorials are done by a Korean girl named Heiley Woo and she makes them for jolse.com. She does such a great job, but when I try her techniques they never work for me and look terrible because I don’t have monolids.
      Boob surgery is on my list too, but I’m ok with them for now 🙂

  14. I have a bit of an issue with my nose as well. I have my dads nose. Lucky for him, when he graduated high school he asked his parents to get a nose job. They said sure you got good grades we’ll take you. Haha lucky him. I’ve learned to deal with it and be happy that It’s not a health issue. Its just the look. But hun, your beautiful. Rock your unique nose. 😀

    1. I should’ve done like your father and asked my parents after I graduate college to get a nose job, but I do like my car instead. Thank you so much for your kind words and for sharing about yourself. It means a lot to me 🙂

      1. I mean it! I have a biggish nose in a different way; it sort of turns up a bit at the end. A well-meaning older person told me that my nose was turned up because I wiped my nose the wrong way. Seriously! Some people should just keep their noses out of our business. 😀

  15. It’s funny that you posted this. I was thinking yesterday a great blog post would be 1 thing I hate and 1 thing I love about my appearance. Great job. Rock your nose it’s the only one you got!

  16. hi xxxx
    it’s CAT xxxx
    i know ur following my reg site
    but mylipaddiction.com is my beauty site
    LEMME tell you something young lady – HA X
    your nose is lovely
    you have a noble and elegant face
    I’m gonna be super honest with you xxxx
    plastic surgery wise – I have been “altered ” ha
    let’s just say – the chest region

    about 5 years ago i decided too ….
    my whole thing on altering our appearances
    IF IT’S REALLY WHAT YOU WANT
    then do it
    but please please do the research first ….
    i don’t know much about rhinoplasty – but –
    Do Your research
    thats the number 1 thing xo
    UR GORGEOUS SO …….
    xoxoxoxoxxo
    C

    1. Hello Cat 🙂 Thank you so much for your honesty. I had my wisdom teeth removed and it was VERY painful for me weeks afterwards, so I can’t imagine what other major surgeries would be like. I know cosmetic surgery can be painful, so it’s something I definitely need to look into further and consider. You are such a beautiful lady and coming from you, your words of encouragement mean a lot.

      1. yes wisdom teeth hurt – now all parts of the body – different amounts of pain and we all have different thresholds …. WE HAVE HIGHER THRESHOLDS then MEN though – AHAH xxxxxx You are very sweet xxxx and when and IF you make a decision – make sure You look everything up and get family and friends to look after you after – That is a Must xxx I personally think You are Gorgeous the way You are – You remind me of a Renaissance Princess >… XXXXX Look em UP XXXX some of the most beautiful women in history ….
        It’s all about How we Feel in our skin – right ?
        I wish You the very best xxx
        and stay True to You xoxoxoxoxxo

      2. You are so kind, lady 🙂 I will take your advice and do all the research and consultation before making any big decisions. Thank you so much and yes, Renaissance princess is a huge compliment! Thank you 🙂

      3. It’s the truth xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxxoxo I love history – I loooove art – Go see them xxxxx You will definitely see Yourself in them 🙂 xxxxxxxxxx !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ❤ and if people bug you – send them to me – LOL xxx i'll tell them to …….. HA XOXOXXOXOXOXOXOX
        smile xxxx You are Gorgeous xoxoxoxoxxo

  17. I have a birthmark on my leg which I’m so self-conscious about, so I never wear shorts. And I always dread swimming because it shows and people ask me if I burnt myself. I think everyone has some insecurities which may look normal to others but in their eyes, it’s just plain ugly.
    As for your nose, I honestly do not think its a bad nose. It may not be perfectly straight but it adds to your uniqueness and looks quite alright. 🙂
    If you’ve got a minute, please follow me back and check out my beauty blog. xx

    1. My best friend from high school had a birthmark on her inner leg and she was self-conscious about it too. I know how insecure she was, but I always thought it was endearing and something that made her special. Thanks for all your kind words of encouragement 🙂

  18. Noses are noses, and they come in many shapes and forms. The form of my own nose was altered at 13, when I tried to catch a softball with it in gym class. A few years ago I looked into having my nose straightened, but my ENT doctor told me that the septum would probably just crumble, with the work it would take to straighten it, and then my nose would be flat up against my face. That is not a good picture, even in my head. Personally I see nothing wrong with your nose. It’s your nose. That’s it.

    1. Oh that sounds so painful! I hope it’s not giving you any problems today. I know my brother has a deviated septum and he can’t breathe well from his left nostril 😦 Thanks for your kindness and honesty.

  19. I think everyone has some insecurities about their looks, but I don’t honestly believe in cosmetic surgery unless you NEED it for some reason or it bothers you so much that you just can’t stand it. Personally, I think you are pretty and I’m not just saying that. I know it may be hard to trust people that say you’re attractive, but sometimes they are telling the truth. I understand where you’re coming from though, sometimes you wonder if people are being honest or merely trying to be nice. I think you should be happy about how you look though! Don’t let anyone make you feel otherwise!

  20. I don’t think you have a big nose, but I understand what you mean. I’m very insecure about my neck, back and ribs. I have scoliosis and even though it was mostly corrected by a spinal surgery, my neck, back and rib cage are slightly deformed. I do think you need to feel confident and if accepting something that you see is a flaw is not an option than I don’t see anything wrong with reconstructive surgery. I don’t see any disrespect to your ancestors either because if it was disrespectful for me to get my spine fixed cause some jerk ancestor gave me a deformity then that’s bull. Haha 🙂

    1. haha! You are so funny and so right 🙂 I think I probably just look better with my hair down. I’ve come to the realization that my hair in a pony tail is giving me a freakin receding hairline.

  21. Can I just say I ADORE your nose actually?? Your features look incredibly elegant and refined as a whole, and your nose plays a role in that, too!! Please pleaaase, don’t ever think about changing that, it would break the harmony and I am almost sure you would regret it later! 🙂

    I have had the worst comments made about me both to my face and behind my back, and I agree with you – it might have been over 10 years ago but it still burns. But I learned how to ignore that ’cause if you think about it, it’s more so the memory of how you felt back then to hurt, not the real current feeling!! 🙂 Feel good about yourself lady, you’re gorgeous, and they definitely don’t deserve to define you, those little evil chipmunks!!! 😀

    1. Oh, wow thank you so much! That means a lot to me and no one has told me that before, so thanks. I have no idea who said that mean stuff to you, but you are very beautiful and don’t deserve that 😦

      1. Thank you Megan 🙂 They were very sad people I am so sorry for now, so nothing to dwell on! You and I both have a life to attend to, unlike them maybe, so we should just get up and enjoy it as much as we can ❤ xx

  22. Great post Megan!
    Good on you for posting those pictures even though you are insecure about your nose. Very brave, kudos! 🙂

    I know it’s not gonna help but I personally think you are very beautiful! Had you not said anything, I wouldn’t think your nose is big or anything that you would of actually been insecure about. So I agree with you that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and that the only opinion that matters is your own.

    I think you’d be great in the modelling/beauty industry, and hope your ambition and desire to pursue that isn’t broken by the feeling of not being good enough because of your nose. You should be the one to break that mold of whatever people think the definition of beauty is!

    I was born with a cleft lip, so I have a small scar from my left nostril down to my upper lip.
    Growing up, obviously kids can be cruel and it was an easy target for whenever they wanted to tease me. I always felt very self-conscious when meeting new people, or if someone asked me why I have a scar on my face. I guess what it was (and I never realised until writing this) is that no one in my family ever treated me any differently because of it, so when I started school and met the other kids who saw my scar as a sorta big deal, in a way it started to make me see it myself how they did.
    Now, I don’t even care, it’s just part of my story, the scar isn’t even a big deal or that noticeable (luckily I had a very good plastic surgeon who operated on it. Oh hey, so I kinda do have a contact in the cosmetic surgery field then! :P) Thankfully I see myself now how I originally did before all the school kids got in my head!

    I’m also a bit insecure when it comes to my weight as I was a chubby kid when I was young, and bullies love fat kids – can I get an amen?! 😄
    My weight fluctuates even now depending on what medications I’m taking for my few health conditions. But again, I don’t really care that much anymore, I mean yeah I wish I had abs like all those K-pop guys (hehe :b) yet as the same time… I know God loves me no matter what I look like, so if He doesn’t care why would I let someone else devalue what God’s already appraised as priceless and perfect. :mrgreen:

    1. Kids can be cruel. You know, i went to school with a girl who had a cleft lip, which she had fixed at a young age and she always had a rather obvious scar. She was a winner at multiple beauty pageants actually. I don’t think they are ugly scars, but are interesting and have a story. Bullies do love fat kids, or like me, very skinny kids. It hurts just as much to be called anorexic when you are just a tiny little pipsqueak 😦 I no longer fit that mold, but hey, that’s ok.

      1. Oh wow, good on her! And yes I agree I don’t find them ugly scars, they tell your story and are a part of who you are. Oh my gosh I totally understand, my brother is skinny, I mean to me he looks fine but growing up in an Italian family where being chubby is praised, he was always told he was “too skinny” or “looks sick” or “doesn’t eat enough” (where in reality he eats a lot just had that body type that he doesn’t gain weight easily, personally I think THAT should be praised:P). It even happens now and he’s 27, he gets so annoyed when people say stuff like that, I even get annoyed too to the point I step in sometimes and say something in his defence it’s ridiculous! Some people really need to filter before they talk.

      2. I’m sorry your brother has to deal with that! That’s the same in a lot of cultures, but in America if you are too fat it’s criticized much more hahaha 🙂

      3. Thanks, yeah some people don’t get why being told you’re too skinny could be offensive but even I get offended for him if I hear it enough! And yeah I know haha but see I hate that too, people should just keep comments about someone’s weight to themselves.. It’s just not helpful or nice! 🙂

      4. I agree, it’s definitely not nice or helpful 😦 I’ve worked with the so many people over the years, and I’ve come to the conclusion that in general, people are jerks unless they love you, even then they can still be jerks.

      5. Haha yeah unfortunately people can be that way, especially if they don’t really know you. You’d hope that people that love you know you well enough to not be a jerk, or treat you that way. But I know, it happens.

  23. I have a big nose and it’s broken and sideways from where I got hit in the face with a gun, but I’ve learned to hide it in the camera. IRL, everyone falls over themselves to tell me how they don’t notice it, but the fact they can say that so quickly on the tip of their tongue says to me that it’s the first thing anyone sees. Add to that the fact that I can’t breathe properly though it because the break caused a deviated septum and I constantly feel like I’m drowning in the shower and when I wash my face. As a perfectionist, it all bothers me a lot. So I am going to get my nose sorted out on a payment plan as soon as I have money for the deposit. So yeah, I don’t see anything wrong with fixing something if it causes you distress, and I don’t think anyone else can ever weigh in on it, even if they’ve been there, because at the end of the day it’s your nose and you have to live with it every day.

    1. I’m sorry you have to struggle with that. My brother too has a deviated septum and he is constantly exclaiming how he can’t breathe, in much more colorful terms 🙂 He must’ve broken sometime as a kid, but we don’t know when for sure. I don’t know about how it is where you are, but here insurance will cover a good amount of deviated septum surgeries.

  24. Just for reference – camera phones and most lenses that come with DSLR’s are wide-angle. Wide angle lenses are horrible for portraits, hence the odd positioning people use for most selfies. A wide-angle makes whatever is closer to the lens larger and wider, and anything behind it appear farther away. A decent portrait can be done with a DSLR with a kit lens, but you have to zoom in all of the way and stand way back to take care of some of the lens distortion.

    Basically, photos can lie, lest they are shot by someone with the right gear and know how to take a natural and accurate portrait. My best portrait lens is a 70-200mm f/2.8 L. It was about $1700 when I bought it, but it’s worth every penny for portraits and some nature photography. So, your nose isn’t likely as large as you think, and wide-angle lenses make things look inaccurate to reality, especially with noses.

  25. You are so beautiful, don’t focus so much on your nose! I think it is a beautiful nose, but I do understand because I had the exact same insecurity for so long. The thing is, I have begun to love my nose. It makes me unique, recognizable, and look like my family! Remember that noses like ours were once considered a beautiful status symbol, and just because the standards of beauty have been moulded by what the entertainment industry shows us, it doesn’t mean we should change to fit them. It should always be the other way round 🙂

    1. Wow, thank you so much for saying that. I have not often heard I was beautiful, so that means a lot. I am working toward loving my nose, but it may take some time. It’s funny and strange how the standards of beauty change every so often.

  26. Wow really, it’s not big. Really. I used to obsess over my nose when I was a tween, puberty and all that – took me a while to grow into the thing. Now? I embrace it fully. I always say “I give great Nose”.

    Learn to love it. The rest just fits.

  27. Oh honey you know how people can be mean, especially when it comes to girls and their looks. Just don’t let it get to your head. You have a unique nose and its not big. There is no such thing as perfect nose, perfect hair or lips. Whatever we have is beautiful. Its just in the way we feel. Try to change your haircut and make up in such a way that it suits your face. Consult a stylist. I would not advice to go for reconstruction but its your life and your wish you may try if you want to. But Personally i would suggest you to feel better about yourself and try dressing up often instead of changing you for what others say. It is never nice to look back and say, “Oh did I look beautiful then, how didn’t i recognize it? “

    1. Yes, people can be mean. They can also be quite ignorant, which I need to keep in mind as well. I have actually looked back on pictures of myself and though that yes I was beautiful back them. Weird how our perceptions seem to eventually change.

  28. I can relate Megan, I have a pretty big nose which for some reason decided to grow to it’s adult size by the time I was 11, it took about 5 years for my face to catch up & sometimes it still really bothers me

      1. When I get a bit down on myself I like to think about Jennifer grey she had this Jewish nose in dirty dancing, then had surgery & no one knew who she was, it killed her career. Now I don’t have a career that would be harmed by having my nose done but I don’t know if I’d still feel like me if I had it done 🙂

  29. By the way, there are a few simple makeup techniques I use to make my nose look thinner. I thought it would be difficult, but it’s really pretty easy. If you’re interested, email me. Honestly, you don’t need it!

      1. Try playing around at night when you are not going anywhere until you have a bit of a handle on it, and the morning routine won’t get as bogged down. I basically take a matte bronzer and use a little eyeliner brush to “draw” a straight line from the bridge of my nose to the tip. I do this on each side, using the beginning of my eyebrow as a start point. Then after some subtle lines are in place, I use some highlighting powder down the middle between the lines from the bronzer. I start small and build with each step because I find it easier to fix a mistake that way. If it looks too harsh, I take a powder brush and use it to soften up everything. The real thing to do is to trick the eye, which we do by darkening areas we want to lessen, and highlighting areas we want to show. When I have a blemish I use a concealer that is a shade darker to cover it so it doesn’t stand out. I hope that makes sense!

  30. when i am looking at you i see your soul not your nose… just in case you want to know… what real people are looking into. your nose just like your ears, your lips, your hands, your feet, your stomach and so on are parts of your whole being… you are beautiful… enjoy your life freely and stick to great people to feel great

  31. Hi, I think you are so PERFECT for a caucasian girl, I like your nose shape, how it’s look like from side view, really I liked it. Well, I’ve heard some of caucasian people are complaining about their big nose problem, I just don’t get it why? I think have a big strong look nose or big beautiful nose is a bless gift, yes. I’m an asian from Indonesia, and have smaller nose shape and I’m always hoping was born with big nose cause I feel have big nose make you look more manly for men and look more pretty for woman. You are so beautiful Megan, the way you are. BTW I have a quote, “You are special because you only one, if you have twin or doppelganger then it means you are double special” 🙂 . Is nice to knowing you, Hope your dream to become a model or beautician will become real soon, I pray for you!
    My regards from Indonesia.

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