Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Audrey Hepburn's Beauty Tips

A few notes about today's post. It was inspired by Gala Darling's Andy Warhol Beauty Tips post. And, contrary to popular belief, this lovely poem of sorts was not penned by Ms. Hepburn. It was actually written by Sam Levenson for his grandchild. Audrey read it out loud to her children on her very last Christmas eve. But whether or not they are Audrey Hepburn's original words, they are ones that she perfectly embodied and believed in. This is Audrey through and through, and if you follow the advice, you too will leave a gracious and significant handprint on the world.

♥For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.

♥ For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.

♥ For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.

♥For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.

♥ For poise, walk with the knowledge you'll never walk alone.

♥ People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; Never throw out anybody.

♥ Remember, If you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm.

♥As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

♥ 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 must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.

♥ The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows!

Take it and live it. It wouldn't hurt to mix this all with a little black dress and some big sunglasses, though, as the poem suggests, that's entirely optional. Thank you Sam Levenson, and thank you Audrey Hepburn. For giving us such lovely beauty tips.

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