Sarah Vaughn - 23 years old - www.brunchinginlipstick.com

Driven, intelligent, candid, caring, beautiful.

What made you want to start blogging?

I have always loved fashion since I was five and I wanted to showcase what I have a passion for and show other people my style. The best part of blogging is meeting new photographers and seeing how they view the world.

When do you feel most beautiful?

I feel most beautiful when I achieve my goals that I have set for myself and when I am surrounded by people who love me unconditionally.

Has becoming a blogger affected the amount you think about your appearance? If yes, how so?

No, not really. I have realized I won’t always have the perfect hair or perfect makeup like other bloggers because I am not the greatest at curling or straightening my hair (even though I have tried every YouTube video possible to improve haha) and having the perfect makeup, but that’s what makes me who I am. I truly believe in being real.

How much do you think your success as a blogger is tied to your physical appearance?

I have not gotten to the point of a truly successful blog yet even though my goal by the end of year is to have a successful blog, but I think my success of my blog is more dependent on m style not my appearance.

Have you ever struggled with a lack of confidence? If so, how did you get through it?

Of Course. What girl hasn’t? I had to learn to love myself and love the person looking back at me in the mirror. One of my favorite quotes by Serena Williams I can really relate to is, “Since I don’t look like every other girl, it [took] a while to be okay with that. To be different. But different is good.”

What are 5 things you love about yourself?

My smile is my favorite part of my body because I think a smile makes a whole body. I love how I dream big and always thinking how I can change the world. I have always love my curves, my laughter, and my lips.

What made you want to be a part of The Stripped Project?

I have never been out of the house without makeup and I wanted to challenge myself. Also I love the concept of this project and what it stands for women. I am all about empowering WOMEN.

How did you feel being in front of the camera with no make-up on?

Like I said before, I have never left my house without makeup, so when I was in front of the camera I felt self conscious and naked without my make-up on haha.

How do you maintain positive self-esteem while being involved in social media?

I just have to remember to the best ME and no one else can be me.

Have you ever felt pressure to look and act a certain way on social media?

At first I did, but I realized I need to be myself and no one else can be me. I need to show people what I love and what another blogger does might not work for me.

How do you feel social media can be used to empower women?

I think social media can bring together and create a great community of women who can positively influence and support each other. It is a great opportunity for women to network, create art, friendship, and make magic together.