Saturday, May 18, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
Friday, May 3, 2013
These two products immediately became a staple in my beauty routine
Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional pore balm to minimize the appearance of pores. My skin feels silky smooth after I apply this primer. While my pores are not completely invisible (it IS just makeup, not a magic wand), they are definitely less noticeable when I use this. I apply it after my moisturizer and before my foundation. You can apply it over makeup, but I don't think it works as well that way.
Urban Decay's All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray. It is the BEST setting spray I have ever used. I have VERY sensitive skin and this has never caused a reaction. I first used this when I was a bridesmaid for my friends wedding. It was so amazing, that even after blowing my nose (I am an intense nose blower), my makeup still looked fresh and even! *WARNING* This is super addicting, you'll never want to wear makeup without it again!
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Have you seen the video of Real Beauty Sketches?
It definitely brought me to tears. I struggle with self-image. It is distracting how much I actually struggle with this. I have the knowledge that God made no mistake when he created me, but my heart feels differently.
If only I was skinnier, then I'd be a better wife/a better mom.
If only I didn't have acne, then I would be more confident & make friends more easily.
If only I had healthy & pretty hair, then I could grow it out longer & look younger.
If only my eyebrows & eyelashes weren't so blonde, then I would have "natural" beauty.
If only I didn't have EB, then I could do more things & be more fun.
Harsh, right? I am pretty sure my self-discribed sketch would look like an ogre...
I give my outward appearance much more power than it deserves. While God cares deeply about me, and is glorified when I take care of my body (1 Cor. 6:19-20), He says something much different about true beauty...
"Do not let your adorning be external-the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear-but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious." - 1 Peter 3:3-4
"I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well." - Psalm 139:14
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
When tragedies hit close to home, my immediate emotion is fear. Fear of what people are capable of; fear of the hurt and hate that is in this world and what it leads too. However, I know that I should not live in fear of this world, because this "home" has not been promised to me, and this "home" is temporary. This song has been such an encouragement to me this morning.
Whom Shall I Fear
Whom Shall I Fear