Earlier this fall, ELIXHER partnered with Girl in the Mirror author Alix B. Golden for an exclusive giveaway. In order to win a signed copy of the book, ELIXHER readers had to answer: “Look in the mirror. Who do you see?”

We’re excited to finally announce our winners. Congrats to Leo and Tatiana! Check their responses below:

Leo wrote:

“When I look in the mirror I see a stranger.
I don’t look like my siblings.
I have brown eyes to their green.
I have dark skin to their fair.
I was told I looked like my dad’s sister; maybe I was her love child?
I have never liked what I see but for once in my life I am determined to do something about it instead of assuming the image is permanent.”

Tatiana explained:

“I never saw my mother when I looked in the mirror. For ages I wondered if I was adopted (or something) because I never saw the resemblance. We don’t have the same skin shade, the same shape face, the same anything – for the most part.

So when I looked in the mirror I saw my acne, my eyebrows that my mother felt were too bushy, my unruly hair that I didn’t know how to manage. I wasn’t sure who or what I looked like; but I definitely didn’t think I was too cute, or attractive. I’m a complete Plain Jane, invisible to the rest of the people around me.

For the longest I avoided mirrors, and rejected what I saw in them. And today, I still avoid them because I much prefer the image I have of myself, versus the one I keep seeing. Maybe one day the images will line up – but not today. Today I’ll gaze at my internal mirror.”

Leo and Tatiana, thank you for your honest responses. Please email your mailing addresses to info@elixher.com.

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