Huemans of LT: Shruti Babu

This week on Huemans of LT, we're featuring Shruti. Shruti is an inspiration to us all because of her very special story, her courage and her commitment to helping others. Keep reading to find out more about her!

Name: Shruti Babu 

Handle: @pajamaMama512 

Your favorite Instagram post and why: https://www.instagram.com/p/B-Ms62nlGAt/?igshid=1amqd5mjf6ban

Because there’s a lot of uncertainty and fear right now my favorite Instagram post is my last one (the picture of Deepica & I). I met Deepica about 5 years ago and she’s always been so sweet & supportive. Anytime I have needed any advice she’s always been very honest and always there for me.

2 years ago while battling breast cancer I lost my Dad. It was a complete shock to my entire family. After he passed away he left me some money and I knew exactly what he wanted me to do with it. My dad always helped out his friends and family financially however he could and especially the people he believed in and I wanted to do the same. After the shelter in place was announced I knew a lot of small businesses would be affected so I wanted to do my part like my Dad would have. Deepica is someone that has always supported me when I needed her and during this unusual time in our lives I wanted to support her and Live Tinted. 

Profession: Stay-At-Home Mom 

Cultural Background: Indian 

Skin Tone: Brown 

Skin Type: Normal/Sensitive 

Undertone: Warm 

Huestick of Choice: Origin

Favorite Self-Care Practice: Going for a walk/journaling 

Tintspiration: “You never know how strong you are, until being strong is the only choice you have.”

Tinted Must-Have: Lipstick/Lipgloss 

Tint Topic: A cultural topic on my mind is (Currently) Covid-19. We can create positive change by all coming together and helping each other out in this time of need while still practicing physical distance.

My favorite physical feature about myself is everything! But If I had to choose only one, my eyes. 

Tintimonial: Growing up I always wanted to be the blonde hair, blue eyed, beauty that most people portrayed as the definition of American Beauty. I was ashamed of my skin color for a long time and just wanted to fit in and look like all the other “American” girls. After I went to college and found more people that looked like me, I gained a lot more confidence. 

2 years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer at a young age.  You don’t realize how beautiful you are until you lose your hair, your eyebrows, and eyelashes. I would look at myself in the mirror, and I was just so lucky to be alive. That’s when I realized the most beautiful part of a woman is not her skin, hair, eyes etc- the most beautiful part of a woman is her smile! Anytime I smiled my entire face lit up and none of the other stuff seemed to matter anymore.

To me, Live Tinted means to be happy with who you are, what you look like, and to love the skin you’re in! 

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  • Love you Shruti! Thank you so much for sharing your story and I love your feed! Keep up the good work! You have the most adorable family and I enjoy your stories! Thank you for being a guiding light on these times Pajama Mama!

    Lana Patel on

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