I have always loved beauty! In fact, one of my absolute favorite memories I have to this day involve my very first “big girl” makeup!
I have seriously loved makeup when I was most definitely not allowed to wear it, buy it, own it, look at it, or touch it. For me, there was something about watching my mom, aunts, and grandmother’s put makeup on before church, or just a night out with their s/o’s. In my eyes they transformed from beautiful, extremely smart women, into a bit of, dare I say, Audrey Hepburn and Jacqueline Kennedy.
I am going to be sharing all of my favorite skincare products, a.k.a. only the products I actually use (haha) in stories this week on IG! P.S I will also share my favorite makeup look right now!
We’re going to call it tips & tricks Tuesday and special winners will be chosen every. single. Tuesday. Like, whaaaaaat? I know it’s like unheard of but I just love giving back to you lovies and since we are talking about makeup and skincare, comment down below or DM me on IG what you think the first prize is!
With that being said, I also know a lot of you like to read rather than watch IG stories which I am so down with so I thought it would be fun to let you bookmark this in your phone so you have a forever reference guide! Ready? Set? 5 Beauty Hacks for Every Girl, go!
“How to tame flyaways?” After having both of my babies, I had no idea that flyaways were apart of postpartum. If you are a new mama to be don’t freak out! Even if you flyaways are not postpartum related, I still have you covered, sis! It’s so simple. Use a clear brow gel (my preference), or clear mascara and apply it to the strands of hair you are trying to tame. Linked here and also down below.
“How do I get these lines off my nose from my sunglasses?” Okay, this is the holy grail of beauty hacks! Dampen any beauty blender you have. If you don’t have any, definitely go for the cheap ones on Amazon. I will link them here or down below. Using the damp beauty blender, apply translucent powder to where your glasses will be sitting on your nose.
“Eaaaasy Eyeshadow!” This legit takes 30 seconds lovies! Use bronzer over your lid as eyeshadow. This one is my favorite!
“I want more full and longer lashes?” Now I know a lot of women swear by this and then others absolutely hate it. There doesn’t seem to be much middle ground, except for my lashes. The ONLY thing that actually makes my eyelids look like I have long, healthy lashes is from using this mascara primer!
“How do I get the appearance of fuller, bigger lips?” Sis, you will HAVE to turn into IG stories this Tuesday to find out 🙂 Wednesday morning at 8am EST I will post it here along with the other tips and tricks. 😉
“How do you get that supermodel blush look?” Here is a tip I learned years ago back when I had a modeling coach and I will NEVER forget it! Apply your blush to your cheeks, on the apples of course. Then take the excess onto the bridge of your nose. This mimics the look of a natural suntan with a glowy, youthful look.
One thing I absolutely love about this time of year, decluttering and organizing! There is just something incredibly energizing to me about the smell of spring flowers in the air, that gets my body ready for more organization, less clutter, and getting rid of the old or out dated décor and in with the new!
If you don’t know where to start, I totally have you covered, sis! I am always on the look out for affordable, high quality, investment pieces that are chic, trendy, and durable! If that is your kind of jam, let’s start this year off right!
Makeup and bathroom organization!
Laundry and Storage Organization
Desk and Home Office Organization
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I can easily say 2020 has been given a bad reputation. Don’t get me wrong, it is by far one of the most unbelievable, yet memorable years of my life. I’m willing to bet you could say something similar.
You are looking, searching to feel something good. Hopeful. Happy. My dear beloved friend I promise I’m not going to bring up every single terrible event that took place this year. What you went through was real, painful, hell on Earth. We have had enough of that negativity for years, and then some!
Honestly, I want to talk just you and me. Yes, I know the ache in your chest. Sure, I’m very familiar with that lump in your throat. The constant headaches. Stay with me. There is something beautiful I want to unfold for you! Dive deep into your soul and mind. I want you to imagine the “you” from 2019. Weak. Afraid. Maybe? Relying on the world and technology 24/7 in many (if not all), aspects of life. Do you remember complaining about not having enough time in the day to read your kids one more bedtime story? Or how about packing your schedule so full, you ordered take out and ate at the office? The 2019 version of you was self centered, living for the moment or living for tomorrow. Never, ever even considered to live for right now. Take a deep breath through your nose and focus on being still. Take your time reading each word, after all we are in no rush. With your next inhale place your hand over your heart. Now exhale. Keep your hand there. Inhale again. Exhale and repeat until you feel yourself calm and present.
Welcome back my friend! Little darlin’ it seems like years since you’ve been here! Sorry I had to throw the Beatles in there! On a serious note please do not take my words lightly. Words hold weight. These words are for you.
You are stronger than you would have EVER known. You stood for something important. You ate dinner as a family. You listened to your children, not just heard them but actually listened. You were challenged. Pushed. You resisted. But you made it. You not only made it, you broke generational strongholds! You got back to the basics. You found out what really matters. You found yourself. The good. The not so good. The un-loveable (which really is extremely loveable by the way), and the down right amazing. The warrior. The lion. The heart of a servant.
Keep imagining the soul that is stirring inside of you. Recollect the uncertainty, anger, anxiety, all throughout 2020 and BEFORE that year if we’re being honest! Your entire life has been one event after another. Good and not so good. But the miraculous truth about this is, you ARE different today. You can’t revert back to who you once were. A great different.
You are stronger. Wiser. Kinder. Gentler. A sympathizer. Resilient. Remarkable. One of a kind. Compassionate. Brave. Determined. Important. Simply stated, my friend, you are needed. You are wanted. And you are so, so loved. Especially by me and your Heavenly King.
I hope this helps let someone you love what you’d like this holiday season but also help you get things for the special ones in your life.
Hey lovies! I know it’s been way too long! But I am feeling refreshed and ready to share some of my favorite gift guides with you!
These are some of my & my family’s favorite gifts ever! Happy shopping!!
Happy November besties!!
I have created the ultimate holiday gift guide for him (any and all in your life), whether it be your boyfriend, dad, brother or cousin, I’ve got you covered!