My Love Hate (Mostly Hate) Relationship With My Nose

In honor of today being Transformation Tuesday, I'd like to share something: For more than thirty years, I've hated my nose. I've stared at it, obsessively, blamed it (if I had a better nose, my life would be so perfect/wonderful/amazing!), tried unsuccessfully to contour and camouflage it with makeup, and cursed at it in my FB mobile uploads.

It wasn't always this way though. When I was a kid my nose was a non-issue. It wasn't prominent, strong, or distinctive—all the adjectives most frequently used to describe a big nose. It was a run-of-the-mill, smallish nose. Then, something happened when I hit puberty: my nose changed. It went from being a non-issue nose to what most would call prominent (a kind word for BIG) .

Thought I was alone in my pubescent nose-transformation related misery up until a few years ago, when I saw an adorable pic of Courtney Love on one of her album covers, taken when she was a little girl, and later read an anecdote about how the same exact thing had happened to her. Puberty hit, and bam! Her nose changed. It went from adorable, cute and smallish to prominent, strong, and distinctive, just like that.

The Many Looks Of Courtney Love

The Many Looks Of Courtney Love

Don't get me wrong. Heck yeah, there are many beautiful women out there in the stratosphere with nontraditional noses who didn't go under the knife and seem to have truly embraced it. 

3 Who Didn't: 

Sofia Coppola

Sofia Coppola

Angelica Huston

Angelica Huston

Diana Vreeland

Diana Vreeland

Not to mention all those articles about loving your big nose, loving your flaws, loving yourself, etc. There are even a whole bunch of blogs devoted strictly to big-nose beauty, including Hot Girls With Big Noses and Big Noses Are Beautiful .

But none of that makes me hate my nose any less.

The question is, do I hate it enough to change it, as these ladies have all done (at least once)?

3 Who Did:

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore

Jen Aniston

Jen Aniston

Madonna

Madonna

#StayTuned. 

 

*Photo Courtesy: All photos found on Pinterest. 

 

PS - I bought a lot of stuff when I was working my old job. But the best purchase I ever made was after I left. I sold off all the discounted stock (that I'd signed up for the previous summer) and bought myself a new nose. 

Here's my Before and After.