Kacey Luvi Is Perfectly Imperfect!

I can’t begin to tell you how fortunate I feel to have the talented Kacey Luvi as one of my dearest friends, and now as a Perfectly Imperfect representative and blog contributor. There isn’t a person I can think of who encompasses and truly lives perfectly imperfect like she does. She is beyond talented in so many areas, from photography to singing, to her stunning skill as a make-up artist, to her unique ability to love unconditionally and provide beautiful friendship to those around her (including me). This beautiful mama can do it all. Although I may think she is pretty close to perfect, she has been kind enough to share with all of you just what makes her Perfectly Imperfect. Her message will make you laugh, cry, and everything in between. I am beyond honored and excited to present to you all… Kacey Luvi. Get ready to be inspired…

 As a makeup artist and photographer, my whole life had become about flawless faces for flawless photos. Everything needed to be perfect. This not only had to do with my work, but in my personal life as well. As a mom to a sweet little girl, I have to position myself to demonstrate a well-balanced lifestyle of caring for my appearance, but not being consumed by it. I want to treat my body well by becoming stronger and eat to nourish rather than for pleasure. When food, dieting and exercise become my first focus, I lose the most important priorities in my life. Dealing with weight gain and body image issues throughout a pregnancy forces me to set aside the goal of attaining perfection and rest in my imperfection, knowing what a gift it is to bring a new life into the world. Watching the scale inevitably rise is hard, but maintaining my focus on what is truly important in my everyday is the way I cope with such dramatic changes taking place.

It’s easy to see why I love this girl to pieces. Love Kacey’s shirt? It’s not too late to grab one yourself, and help spread our Perfectly Imperfect message! Take a picture with your shirt and share what makes you Perfectly Imperfect on social media using the hashtag #perfectlyimperfect, and please tag me so I can share! Shirts are available here, and they’re now available in extended sizes – YAY!

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Heidi

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15 Comments

  1. LG - March 10, 2015

    Thank you so much for this video! I loved the background music and the implied message as well as the overt one. Thank you for comforting me in knowing I’m not the only person on earth who gets acne in her 30’s as well!!

  2. Mo - March 6, 2015

    Thank you for that.

  3. Megan L. - March 5, 2015

    Yes! After I had my son 6 years ago, my body bounced right back to pre-pregnancy weight and though I had a few small stretch marks, my stomach went right back to where it was before. I had my daughter last September, 6 months ago, and let me tell you – things are NOT back to where they are supposed to be. I have a few more stretch marks and a little “pooch” that feels like straight up loose skin, which I know will probably not return to its natural flat state. I cried a few times over this, then I realized that I need to just get over it. It is evidence of a beautiful, healthy baby girl. I will keep doing what I can to eat clean and work out hard, and if it gets smaller, great, and if it doesn’t – well, that’s what the compression of good workout pants are for. I still find myself slightly jealous of the women who bounce back so easily after a baby, but I still wouldn’t trade my little girl for the best six-pack in the world.

  4. Christine - March 5, 2015

    I love that Kacey!! She is all you said and more! I am so grateful for her- she is beyond generous as a friend and mentor!! Such a beautiful role model!

  5. Kaylann - March 5, 2015

    thanks for being so open. Being 6 months pregnant I too struggle with the numbers climbing on the scale. Love your nursery by the way!

  6. Beth - March 5, 2015

    Love seeing your authenticity. Thank you for sharing! Seeing how you start your day is exactly how I NEED to start mine, since I have 3 little ones. Doesn’t always happen, but it almost always makes for a happier mom! 🙂 Motivating to know I’m not the only one waking up at 5:30am just so my days can start out on the right foot. (Even though I am NOT a morning person either)

  7. Brandy Leary - March 5, 2015

    As a woman I appreciate other beautiful women coming forward and empowering others by sharing their perfect imperfections! As a mother of two I relate because I pressure myself based on what I see or think others see. I help other women with my anti-aging skincare turn back the hands of time, reduce wrinkles, replace the glow, erase post acne scarring, even stretch marks! I just love the day for the before and after picture reveal because they are always so moved! We encourage each other to “go naked” meaning no foundation or primer on your face to see your skin glow!! It brings me to tears what we say to ourselves about our perfect imperfections and how society views them…I love what I do and am glad other women who appear perfect to me share my same beliefs! Keep inspiring!! God Bless!!

  8. Rachel - March 5, 2015

    This made me laugh out loud, and humbled me, both at the same time. Great video. Great courage. Thank you Kacey (and Heidi)…you have truly touched my life with your willingness to be vulnerable and honest. An obviously beautiful and very funny lady. LOVED IT! xx

  9. Maria - March 5, 2015

    It was a blessing to hear your story! May it encourage many mommies!

  10. Brittney - March 5, 2015

    I am so grateful for amazing women like you and Heidi who inspire us to embrace our imperfections to our best ability and just roll with it! 🙂 I officially started the EWL challenge today and am looking forward to transforming all the while knowing I can be perfectly imperfect in all stages! Best wishes! <3

  11. Sandy - March 5, 2015

    I needed to read this today. I wrote a post yesterday on my blog that talks about how I am so the opposite and I need to be able to love myself flaws and all and right now (and maybe I always have) , I am struggling with this. Thanks for posting this. You can read my post at http://sandylitcher.blogspot.com/2015/03/wheres-love.html?m=1

  12. kathy - March 5, 2015

    Thank you Heidi and Kacey. This blessed me beyond measure. I, too, am Perfectly Imperfect and weight has been a HUGE issue for my entire life. I am currently struggling with it in a big way. It helps knowing that I am not alone and that there is one other person out there who shares this struggle with me.

  13. Jenny - March 5, 2015

    I loved this! Thanks so much for posting. I am currently 24 weeks pregnant and everything you said resonated strongly with me. I am still doing crossfit and running but struggling emotionally with the weight gain. Thanks so much for reminding me to stay focused on what really matters!

  14. Milena - March 5, 2015

    Kacey, I love this video and how imperfectly-PERFECT!!!!! you are!! <3 You are a "ROCKSTAR"!!!!

  15. Samantha - March 5, 2015

    Oh my goodness!!!! Kacey mentored me when I was a middle schooler in Iowa! She taught me so much then and looks like she hasn’t changed…her kindness and heart are still challenging even through randomly seeing her on an Instagram feed/blog YEARS later…thanks for your boldness and vulnerability Kacey 🙂

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