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I absolutely love Too Faced, Primed and Poreless face primer!  I apply it before I put on my powder foundation because it fills in the not so smooth spots and makes my skin look flawless. Definitely a must have!  Now I’ve got pretty good skin but there are areas of my face that need a little extra care, if ya know what I mean! You ever meet someone who’s pretty awesome? They pray really well, are involved in ministry, post lots of super spiritual things on their facebook and IG account, ect…etc.   Then as time goes by you get to know them outside of the church realm.  All of a sudden they begin to change. The perfectly “Primed and Poreless” face you saw in church becomes this well….unprimed and pore-full face. They are harsh, mean spirited, unforgiving, proud, discouraging, selfish, impatient, vengeful and not the least bit gentle.  Now don’t get me wrong we are ALL guilty of leaving the house without our “primer” on, but it shouldn’t be the norm.

Jesus is perfect so he doesn’t need any primer. He has all the opposite qualities of those I just mentioned.  He had his moments when he spoke sternly and put people in their place but even then it was unusual and with good reason.  His intentions were never to tear down but to correct, protect and build up.

The more time you spend with him the more you become like him. The more you become like him the more “primed” you’ll be! So make it a priority to get face to face with the Son. Let him apply some “Primed and Poreless” to smooth out all those rough and bumpy areas. If you don’t, sad to say… but you’ll always be “Too Faced”.

 

PS, I don’t know about you, but I only want to have one face and I want it to reflect His.

 

(1 Thessalonians 5:12-28, Romans 12:9-21) Read it

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So…I have fairly light brown eyes and wanted to find a color to accent them which would make them stand out. I thought, “Maybe I can do metallic colors like silver, gold and bronze!”  So one day as I was perusing down the make-up aisle I noticed an ad (it had Pink as the spokeswoman, side note – love her style), the ad showed her wearing these bright metallic colors on her eyes called “Flamed Out”.  Me being a sucker for color and metallic, I purchased the gold, silver and bronze shadow pencils. They go on smooth and are long lasting! Whenever I wear them I always get compliments on my eyes.  It’s the first thing people notice.

This made me think…”What if you and I stood out the way my eyes did when I wore these metallic colors?” “What if when people see us they have to stop and stare for a minute because there is something about us that catches their attention?”  Then I thought, “Wait a minute…there is! At least there should be.” 

You see when you are a Christian, the more time you spend with God (in prayer and reading the word) and the more you allow his Holy Spirit to be the fire within you, the more you stand out, like my eyes did.  It’s a spiritual kind of “Flamed Out” that can only be applied by Him.  It goes on smooth and it’s long lasting but keep in mind it also has to be reapplied (as does your time with Him).  So if you’ve been feeling like a plain Jane and need to update up your look, you know what to do.  I guarantee you, there is nothing more eye catching then someone who has a flame that comes from within.  

What? You’re not much of a eyeshadow kinda gal?  No problem!  “Flamed Out” has a whole line of products…mascara, lipstick, nail polish, ect. Take your pick!

PS,

Now go and give the world something to talk about 

 

(Luke 24:32 , Matthew 3:11)

Harpers Bizarre

I am a visual person, so vivid images catch my attention.  I happen to love some magazine covers.  So many elements go into making the cover stand out.  One magazine in particular that has spectacular covers is the Harper’s Bazaar.  The colors, fashion and celebrities on the cover are very appealing.  These attractive covers get you to pick up the magazine and eventually read them.

As I was perusing through the magazines something occurred to me…the message wasn’t clear!  There were articles entitled “Look Younger”, “Fabulous at Every Age”, and “Update Your Look”.  Well which one should I believe?  That I’m FAB at every age?  That I need to look younger?  Or that I just need to update my look?  Talk about BIZARRE!

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I’m so glad the word of God doesn’t contradict itself.  The message is reliable and supports itself.  I LOVE magazines, but what a confused and insecure woman I’d be if I let the Harper’s Bazaar define me.  Who/What defines you?  Your marital status?  Clothes?  How “good” you are?  Material possessions?  Position?  Ministry? Your calling? or CHRIST?

(Philippians 3:7-10)  (Matthew 6:19-21)  (Luke 12:15)

PS,

The only thing more BIZARRE then the Harper’s Bazaar are those who give it the authority it wasn’t meant to have.

#noconfidenceintheflesh

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Harpers BIZARRE

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My Essie Collection

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Which color to wear?  That’s the question of the day.  It’s summer so maybe a bright color or a pastel!  So many colors to choose from, so many different shades…decisions, decisions.

I was looking at my Essie collection the other day and thought “So many beautiful colors.”  Then I thought, “Kind of like the people of God.”  We are all unique and have something to give (which God has deposited into us).  First Corinthians 12:1-11 talks about different spiritual gifts, services and works.  Like the many shades of my Essie collection we are all special and bring something different to the table, or the “nail polish stand.”

Even though there are many colors on my nail polish stand they all have the same distributor, Essie.  Just as we, even though we have different gifts, services and works…we too have one distributor, Jesus.  One color is not considered better than the other although we have our preferences (mine is pink 🙂   ).  Each shade has its benefits.  Some are better suited for summer, others for fall, spring, or winter.  Some are pearlescent and some are glittery for the fancier occasions.

Whichever color or shade you see yourself as, know that each one has its purpose.  Don’t wish you were a different color then what you are.  You just might be the exact color that someone needs.

(1st Corinthians 12:1-11)

PS,

We are all on this “nail polish stand” together and with the same purpose, to serve others.

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Urban Decay in green?  Yes!  Don’t you know that green compliments brown eyes and enhances them if they are any other color.  Never wore green eyeshadow before huh?  This may take you by surprise, but you have!

We all have one time or another.  It’s called envy, also known as “The Green Eyed Monster.”  Similar to jealousy but different in that when you envy not only do you want what the other person has but you carry feelings of ill will toward them.  It can make you do crazy things!  It made Jesus the target of the religious leaders and David the target of Saul.

Why is envy and jealousy known as “The Green Eyed Monster” anyway?  Well it was believed that when a person was filled with envy and covetousness, their body produced more green bile.  This would then change their complexion making them look sickly.  So when your envious you kind of look like this chic.

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Proverbs 14:30 says – A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.

When you are envious it truly is like decay in your inner man, and your countenance really does change.  So get a make over and remove that Urban Decay “green eyeshadow” and put on this really great “eyeshadow” called contentment.

PS,

You can find contentment in the godliness aisle. (1st Timothy 6:6)

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My favorite beauty supply stores are Sephora and Ulta Beauty.  They have quality make up and great prices!  I specifically have a hard time finding the perfect lip gloss.  Some are too sticky and others wear off quickly.  I took a trip to Sephora the other day and stumbled upon a lip gloss called “Lip Venom”.  It not only gave my lips a nice shine but it also made them more plump!  A win win right?!  Well that depends.

Have you ever met someone and they seem beautiful at first until they start to speak?  The content of their words is more like poison then fresh springs.  Perhaps they need to wipe off that “Lip Venom”…Oh but if only it were that simple!

You see out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. We (Christians) are called to use even our very mouths as agents of healing and loving correction.  Not to gossip and put others down.  What makes a woman beautiful is not her make up, its the quality of her heart.

PS,

You want to attain true beauty?  Take a break from Sephora and Ulta Beauty and take a detour to this awesome place called “The feet of Jesus.”

(Proverbs 18:6-8) (Luke 6:45) (2nd Corinthians 3:18)

#beareflectionofHim

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Lip Venom

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