Vlogger Says to #BeYourOwnPrincess -- Any Day of the Year (VIDEO)

deepica mutyala #beyourownprincessWe tend to associate blond hair and blue eyes with "princess," and the only time you can "be" one in public is Halloween. But YouTube beauty vlogger Deepica Mutyala wants to change that. And she has put together a video to inspire us all to be a princess ... or prince -- every day of the year.

Advertisement

Let's be clear here. When we say "princess," we are not talking a helpless female who needs Prince Charming's help to screw in a lightbulb. It's the embodiment of self-confidence.

In other words, learning to be comfy in your own skin and realizing that embracing, rather than hiding, your quirks is where it's at.

To encourage us all to do that, Deepica, who chose a career in beauty over med school, put together a video that shows makeup transforming her into three of your favorite Disney princesses -- Jasmine, Ariel, and Cinderella -- and THEN morphing into a prince who is equally stunning.

Check it out.

This isn't just another cool makeup video, though. Deepica's got a pretty cool story to share, too. As she explains on her blog, when she was playing dress-up as a kid, her South Asian heritage led friends to automatically expect her to be Jasmine. Or Pocahontas.

And when she was all, "Well, why can't I be Cinderella?" they weren't sure how that was possible.

Frustrated, fifth-grader Deepica tried to fit in by trying out colored contacts, putting streaks of color in her hair, and rocking an Abercrombie & Fitch wardrobe like the other girls at her Texas school. "I still found that I wasn't happy because I wasn't me," she writes.

More from The Stir: Grandmas Get Princess Makeovers and the Results Are Adorable (VIDEO)

Now an adult, Deepica's watching her nieces and nephews struggle to fit in -- and is all too aware that today's social media obsession only makes that harder to do. She made her "#BeYourOwnPrincess" video with them in mind, but not JUST them. As she explains:

This video isn't just for Indian girls or ethnic girls. Heck, I have Caucasian girlfriends who want to be Jasmine or Mulan but feel like they can't! You don't need to have blond hair to be Cinderella and you don't have to be a guy to be a prince -- being a 'prince(ss)' is a state of mind.

Try it on, why don't you? We're pretty sure it's an outfit you can wear all your year round, not just on Halloween.

 

Image via Deepica Mutyala / YouTube

Read More >