The “Be the Gorgeous You In This Moment” Nugget

Last night I was sitting in front of the big screen (the “big screen” is my iMac, which tends to enthrall me to the point of complete absorption far too often) recording a vlog for the week, when I noticed that I’ve somehow developed a panda eye.  PANDA EYE people! EEEEeeee!

You know what I’m referring to.  It’s the gray coloring some people get under the eye which resembles a panda bear.  In my case, it’s only on my right eye, so I’m not quite sure what that’s about. Diet? Lack of sleep? A vitamin or mineral deficiency? I will investigate this and report back, but I do not like it at all.

If you’ve ever watched my video logs (vlogs) on Youtube, you’ve no doubt noticed I don’t show the flaws on my face, if I can help it.  I over expose the hell out of those videos to soften any – ehem – distractions.  Don’t get me wrong.  I love natural flaws! I feel very strongly that I’ve earned every single fine line, smile mark or wrinkle I have.  They are my badge of honor.

However, I like my videos to bear a certain look and feel, and those untimely, out-of-the-ordinary blemishes like, say… my new PANDA EYE – tend to be a bit distracting when watching high-def video. As I was editing my video, I found that no amount of over exposure, brightness, or colorizing would hide or fix it this time.  I was stuck with one eye darker underneath than the other.

Panda Eye Me. Yes, I checked with friends. It isn't just the shadows, and this is a over-exposed, brightened version... So yes. Panda Eye Me.

That’s when I came to the grand epiphany that will hopefully empower you: The world will accept the “me” I deliver to them – PERIOD.  They have to.  It’s all I’ve got to give them:  me in THIS moment, including any and all flaws. It may not be pretty, but it’s a package deal.

And really, as simplistic as it sounds, how often do we feverishly fret over things we have no control over?

As I sit here finishing this article up on my 47th birthday (yes, I am old enough to be your mother, your besty, your bridesmaid, your… grandmother perhaps?), I have come to the fabulous decision to be me. To LET IT RIP – as I am.

That doesn’t mean I won’t take showers or wash my face, and treat it to the glorious moisturizer bath it loves daily, or take the time to put on my make-up.  No.  It means, in any given moment, who I am is who you get!  The same is true for you!  I truly make it my life’s mission to accept people for who they really are in each moment… to see them for the gorgeous person they are, beneath the top layer, and to allow them to be authentic.

In short: BE the gorgeous you that you are, right now. Bring it. You’ve got game, no matter what size, shape, race or whatever you are.  Shadows and all.

This will liberate you. I promise.

Have a fabulous week everyone! I’m visiting Comic Con in San Diego.  Now that will surely be fodder for a ri-donk-ulously mischievous tale! Stay tuned.

Love you people!!!! Mmppphhhuuuhhhh!!!


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Ms. Cheevious is the alter-ego of Lisa Jey Davis (former publicist, and television talent manager, current award-winning writer & author, & health and fitness pro). Though Ms. Cheevious has become known for humor via the blog and social media, offering a lighter and brighter look at life… the blog was originally a precursor to Lisa Jey's long overdue book "Ms. Cheevious in Hollywood" which offers a fabulous, funny peek into what really goes on behind the scenes in Hollywood… a Hollywood with Lisa Jey and her funny “serendipities” in it. Think Lucille Ball meets Chelsea Handler meets the girl next door (with a little chocolate and vodka). It depicts with hilarity the innocent mistakes Lisa Jey made when launched back into the big, bad single jungle, as an unassuming single-mother in the City of Angels. It’s also about the beautiful, interesting life she led while her loving, incredible sons kept her grounded and sane amid fantastic events, new friends, parties and field trips. It also shows the turmoil and heartbreak that comes with dating and single mom life. All blog content © 2015 Ms. Cheevious aka Lisa Jey Davis

28 Responses to “The “Be the Gorgeous You In This Moment” Nugget”

  1. Georginna Sams

    Darlin’ you might be old enough to be my sister, but definitely not my mom. Forgot to use your cucumbers? g’

    • Ms. Cheevious

      why thank you georginna! i so appreciate you – and thank you for commenting! I love you for it! xo

    • Ms. Cheevious

      why thank you georginna! i so appreciate you – and thank you for commenting! I love you for it! xo

  2. James Wood

    Just so ya know, if you had not said anything, I never would have noticed the panda eye. But I do like your notion of being authentic. That’s the only way to be. Happy Birthday! :)

    • Ms. Cheevious

      awe… thank you Mr. Wood!! That means so much coming from a GUY! LOL… and birthday is indeed very happy!

  3. Dirty In Public

    I agree with James…didn’t notice it either. You are stunning inspiration and a beautiful example of how to be authentic! Lovely post from a lovely you :) Happy Birthday to you, Ms Cheevious *cheers*

    • Ms. Cheevious

      @Dirty – thank you – and well… gee… thank you! lol… I am having a wonderful birthday… and I hope I truly am authentic… I sure try — and it ain’t for whimps… I’ll tell ya… people don’t always take a shining to the authentic side of me (of anyone really)… so you have to be very thick skinned. :) Enjoy your week lovely lady!

    • Ms. Cheevious

      @Dirty – thank you – and well… gee… thank you! lol… I am having a wonderful birthday… and I hope I truly am authentic… I sure try — and it ain’t for whimps… I’ll tell ya… people don’t always take a shining to the authentic side of me (of anyone really)… so you have to be very thick skinned. :) Enjoy your week lovely lady!

  4. Eaeme

    I couldn’t tell without text. My father, the fully tactless photographer, always said, “The camara doesn’t lie!” I say the truth will set you free. YOU are the REALest person I have ever come across – blessed be authenticity. Happy birthday, and many many more (like 35).

  5. Suz.

    You are, have always been, and will always be…STUNNING. I love this picture, you look relaxed, happy and beautiful. :) Happy Birthday, Beauty!

  6. blueyess

    OMG! I have the same problem with the same eye… ooooooowweeeeeeooooooo!

  7. Cady McClain

    Dahlink. I love this blog. I love your panda eye. NOBDOY rocks panda eye better than you. I say go Ziggy Stardust on it this weekend. Don’t forget the glitter! It’s Comic Con!!

  8. Wakajak

    I’m STILL not sure what a “Panda Eye” is – is it on the eyeball, or on the skin under your eye, what? ha ha! Keep me posted! Thanks – I feel sooooo much better now!

  9. Dating Disasters and Delights

    I think you look gorgeous, Panda Eye or not. Thank you for writing this blog… it’s so important for women to stop hating themselves and hiding behind their imperfection. The least attractive thing about a woman is insecurity. Well- said!

    • Ms. Cheevious

      How did I miss this comment? Thanks for commenting @Dating Disasters! Yes – when women stop beating themselves up I’ll be out of a job… gladly! :) So can they hurry up already??? LOL

  10. Jewels

    Happy Birthday and screw the panda eye…you’re smoking hot. I personally love my crows feet…they are smile lines damn it and I have a LOT to smile about. Then again they are not that deep as I’m only 31 but hell they are there and they don’t bother me AT ALL. :)

    So, hell yeah be you and be fantastic!

    • Ms. Cheevious

      Jewels! Thank you so much! I LOVE your comment! LOL You know what? I first started noticing lines at about 25… those raise your forehead and see a grill lines… lol But not to worry – all fabulous when one enjoys every moment! :)

  11. Neely

    Panda eye! Hilarious. Does grey eyebrow hair count? Cuz I’ve got some of those. Brutal. Excellent advice to learn to be OK with the imperfections, as difficult as that can be. But what else, aside from endless plastic surgery and beautification routines, can you do as you age? Not much other than to OWN IT!


  12. Seven Dates a Week

    I was born with beautiful panda eyes, and I’ve discovered by now how to use makeup so that they actually play up my gorgeous brown eyes! Any flaw is a feature. =)

    • Ms. Cheevious

      Oh see? So you know firsthand what it is like @Seven! Thank you for your comment. and YES – those flaws ARE features! XO

  13. Single Dating Diva

    YOU ARE GORGEOUS!!! I swear I didn’t think you were anywhere close to over 40 so there!!! And seriously, when I first saw dark circles and lines under my eye I went straight for the expensive eye cream … and alas it went away, or it’s well hidden … LOL

    • Ms. Cheevious

      awe you are so perfect and sweet @Single! Love you for that! I have all the creams… I’m now thinking it may have been a bruise… LOL


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