Hi, my name is Olivia and I am a sophomore in high school. I have posted once before but I thought one more time wont hurt. For many years I have been made fun of for my large hooked nose. In elementary, the kids told me I should be a witch for Halloween and put a wart on my nose. It hurt, a lot. And as I got older the comments didn’t stop, most where comments made behind my back. For those reasons I developed a very low self esteem. On the days that I felt bad I would come to this cite, everyone on here would share their stories and post pictures of their noses. I saw how people could rock a big nose and this boosted my self image. Slowly I gained friends who accepted me for me, and I’m starting to like my nose now, little by little. And I want to thank all of you guys on this page, I couldn’t have done it alone. You are all awesome and unique. By the way, the less you give a fuck, the happier you’ll be :)
I never really thought I had a big nose until I started talking to this amazing guy. He started joking about how I looked Jewish; I have nothing against Jewish people, but he went on to tell me it was because my nose looked big. Of course I realised then he’s just immature.
My sister has a bigger nose than me and has had plastic surgery to fix it. She’s still unhappy with how it looks post-surgery. But she’s beginning to realise now, a little late, that she liked how she looked before surgery, and that surgery wasn’t the solution.
To all of the people who are considering surgery here, good luck. And to all of those who have accepted their noses and love them, you have no idea how much strength you give people like me.
Sometimes I contemplate surgery, but right now, I’m focusing on being a happy with myself. And to be honest, regardless of my nose (or maybe because of my nose) I think I’m pretty.
Thank you for this blog.
Found this site today and it literally gave me life. I never had a problem with my nose until I started going to high School. Whenever I got into an argument with someone they would tell me about my nose, but honestly I truly believe my nose is what makes me beautiful. If I had another nose it would not have fit my face. They don’t like my nose because it is different from theirs.
I just want to say that I’ve looked at many of the pictures on this site and you all are beautiful individuals. Many of your noses are perfect to me. I’ve learned to leave my house without make up (hence the middle picture) and I was once afraid to do so. Having a big nose is better than having a big forehead.
Sending love all the way from Jamaica , stay confident everyone!
Well, here goes nothing. I absolutely hate my nose.
Thank you so much for creating this blog. I'm 14 and lately I've been so down about my looks, especially my lips and nose. Now I see that you don't need to have a small nose to be cute or beautiful. Though personally I am still struggling with my self esteem, I'm getting better thanks to blogs like this.
Always hated my appearance throughout high school. I’d avoid letting people see my side view and I’d spend time in front of a mirror at home squishing my nose down to see what it would look like “normal”. I fantasized of rhinoplasty (and ear-plasty and chin-plasty) when I got older. Now, in my mid-twenties, I’ve realized how integral it is to the rest of my face, how limiting yourself to fitting a very shallow, narrow ideal of beauty is futile and unhealthy and just frankly boring. Now, I have days where I see a beautiful, luscious-lipped, button-nosed celebrity and feel depressed, but I always bounce back to reality. I’ve come to enjoy how I look.
People are multi-faceted. It’s a collection of all your features, your style, your confidence, the way you walk, the way you laugh, and the passions you have that make you beautiful, and don’t let fear of one feature eat up your thoughts and confidence. A+ blog!
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I’ve always hated my nose, been bullied for it and generally had no confidence. Recently though, after becoming an art student I have begun to accept that my body isn’t perfect but it suits me, it’s a little bit weird and quirky but I’m starting to really like that. It definitely helps being surrounded by more mature people that aren’t as shallow as schoolkids
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This blog is a godsend. I’ve always felt gross for my big nose, like it made me less of a woman. But everyone in this group are so exotic and attractive, it’s empowering to realise the unique strikingness of a prominent and/or waved nose :)
I’ll never get a nose job out of principal, though some days I do hate it so
big fan of your blog and everything you’re doing here <3 i’ve posted before, but this one’s different.
i was on a train recently and some drunk guys were getting aggressive and scary at a woman who had asked them to be quiet - so i stuck up for her. immediately they turned on me instead, and the first thing they said was “oh my god look at that conk nose!”. they then spent another 20 minutes shouting insults at me about my nose and my appearance, before they finally got off the train. at the time i felt like all the work i’d done towards accepting my nose and my appearance and getting happy in general was for nothing - how could i ever be happy or successful or attractive if my huge nose was the first thing people noticed about me?
after a good night’s sleep though, and a good couple of conversations with my badass friends, i realised i still loved my nose, and was still proud to look different - and i’m really proud of myself for being brave enough to speak up when someone was being harassed. i hope everyone here who feels bad about how their nose looks can one day get to the point where it no longer feels important to them, and they can focus on just being great people instead. THOSE things are the things that really make you beautiful - but having a cool nose also helps ;^)
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