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Sponsored Video: Beauty Road Show Documentary Video

Marie Claire readers tell us "What I Love About Me."

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I love my hair.

My independence.

My eyelashes.

My smile.

What I love about me.

We are here for our roadshow tour. We're going cross-country talking to real women about what they love about themselves.

My physical thing I like about myself is my eyes.

Okay and why?

Because they're from my grandmother.

So many women spend lot of time and energy criticizing themselves, talking about the things that they don't like so much, and we decided to turn that on its head and have them reflect on things that they do like and make them distinctive that they're proud of.

I really like my sense of humor.

I love my skin and I love my smile.

I love that I'm strong.

I love my freckles.

The way I'm self-inspired and I'm energetic.

My braces.

The women often come in and sit down and they're little embarrassed to brag about their physical appearance. And you see a change happen in the course of talking like once they get started on something that they like, then they find a second or third thing that they like, a third thing that they like. Why don't we start with you then for--

If I was going on what people compliment me on, probably my hair.

Your hair all--

I dye it. I go dye it, but the texture is pretty straight, and probably my smile.

I think a lot of women don't think about what they love about themselves and what's interesting to see that today a lot of the women went through the process and it was really neat to watch.

They move from my tanks to the photographer's trying to get their picture taken and they leave with more confidence. I just feel like they radiate an inner confidence once they talk about what they like about themselves.

My vision for the shots that I'm taking are just very simple, graphic, colorful, natural photos of these women. If they say they like their hair, I try to kind of focus it on that. They say they like their eyes. I kind of make sure they're looking at the camera. I want each photo to communicate which is the essence of the woman, whatever they like about themselves. I really wanna bring that through in the photo. That's good. Like a little internal giggle. Okay. Good.

I think it's really exciting for women to participate in this because they get to celebrate what they actually like about themselves. We have free manicures, massages, and makeovers. We have cessation counseling. We also have facials and you'll get them Pilates demos.

What I'm looking forward to learning about in the tent you know just lifestyle, health, beauty, basically the whole emphasis of the magazine.

And then I'm also here to get a little makeover just for myself. Don't tell my boss.

It was really exciting to see that we're really changing lives and that people are really taking put everything to heart.

We wanted to get ultimately a good representation of the American female population. I've been in New Orleans earlier this week for [unknown], next Kansas and then out west at Seattle. And then in each city we're also asking something geographically specific.

The one item I would have to have in my survival kit is moisturizer.

The best beauty trick to beat the heat is anti-frizz hair gel all the time.

The best beauty advice I've ever gotten is probably from my mom. She said just that less is more.

Living in Seattle to combat the frizzy hair, I make sure that I only wash it like every other day because it gets out of control.

It was really exciting to see that in every city, hundreds of women came out. So many of them were so familiar with Marie Claire. They love the What I Love About Me section, and they were so excited to actually have a chance to be a part of it.

We want What I Love About Me to be empowering certainly for the women who are being interviewed, and then for our readers, we hope that it's inspirational that it shows them that part of being beautiful is feeling beautiful.

I ran into an old friend the other day, and I haven't seen him for maybe 2 years. They said I looked great, and they asked me what I did, and I told them I quit smoking. I smell better. I look better. I didn't think I could do it, but I did. I used NicoDerm CQ. And the woman behind the counter said, oh you should try this lip cream. It's great for those lines around the lips. I'm getting lines around the lips and that's gotta be from smoking. I quit. I think my skin looks a lot better. It feels a lot better.

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