Category Archives: Character

Black&Yellow Liner

Yellow eyeliner! Who would’ve thought? My first thought was “Yellow liner? Ew no. Just no.”  But years ago I saw an Avon add with yellow and black eyeliner. I remember thinking it was so original and artsy, and actually really liked it! I couldn’t wait to try it from then on. Today, I finally did a post on it!

It sounds like something you can’t just wear out. But it’s really no more ‘stand-out’ than white or silver, and definitely no more than blue or purple. In fact, people have to look twice to realize it’s a wacky color! I think it’s a very nice color accent to brighten a look, and goes well with a black or grey outfit, neutral lips, and peachy blush.

Product(s):

– Yves Rocher Long Lasting Eye Pencil in Jaune Citron

– Maybelline Master Precise liquid liner in “Black”

– Maybelline The Colossal Smokey Eyes Volum’ Express mascara

– Lipsticks: L’Oreal Paris 802 “Captivating Copper” & Rimmel London 022 “Nostalgia” (Blended on top of each other)

– MAC powder blush in matte “Melba”

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Be bold, experiment, play around, have fun.

It’s all a part of Being Pretty!

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Jumpsuits!

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It’s all a part of Being Pretty!

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Father, I Wanted a Car, Not a Bible.

So a friend sent me this touching little story today. I almost cried. It is funny, how we expect what we want or ask for in a certain way, and when it’s not done as such, we freak out and often become angry. This really made me think…

FATHER, I WANTED A CAR, NOT A BIBLE

  

  A young man was getting ready to graduate from college. For many months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealers showroom,  and knowing his father could well afford it, he told him that was all he wanted.   As Graduation Day approached, the young man awaited signs that his  father had purchased the car. Finally, on the morning of his  graduation, his father called him into his private study, told him how proud he was to have such a fine son, and how much he loved him. He handed him a beautifully wrapped gift box.
Curious, but somewhat disappointed, the young man opened the box and
found a lovely, leather-bound Bible, with his name embossed in gold.

Angrily, he raised his voice to his father and said, “With all your money you give me a Bible?” He stormed out of the house, leaving the Bible behind.

Many years passed and the young man was very successful in business. He had a beautiful home and wonderful family, but realized his father was very old. He thought perhaps he should go to him. He had not seen him since that graduation day. But before he could make arrangements, he received a telegram telling him his father had passed away, and willed all of his possessions to him. He needed to come home immediately and take care of things.

When he arrived at his father ‘ s house, sadness and regret filled his heart. He began to search through his father ‘ s important documents and saw the Bible, new, just as he had left it years ago.  With tears, he opened the Bible and began to turn the pages. His father had carefully underlined a verse, Matt 7:11, “And if ye, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Heavenly Father which is in Heaven, give to those who ask Him?”
As he read those words, a car key dropped from the back of the Bible. It had a tag with the dealers name, the same dealer who had the sports car he had desired.  On the tag was the date of his graduation, and the words…
PAID IN FULL.

How many times do we miss God ‘ s blessings because they are not packaged as we expected?

It’s all a part of Being Pretty

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Beautiful Waves…

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It’s all a part of Being Pretty!

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Spring Fashion: Florals!

Very pretty and feminine. Spring and flowers always go together!

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Have a good afternoon!

It’s all a part of Being Pretty!

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COCO Mademoiselle CHANEL PARIS: Pleasant Surprise!

So my aunt and I were discussing our favorite perfume smells.

I mentioned that I really like Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel Paris, and she said “Oh I have that one, and I don’t really like it. I never use it so you can have it.” WUUUT

So she gave me her bottle and I just saved $130! I’m a happy giiiiiiirrrlllll! (:

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I love the smell, and a little goes a long way!

Thank You Jesus for precious little surprises and wonderful relatives!

It’s all a part of Being Pretty!

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My Blush Picks (+Swatches)

Here are my blush picks! As you can tell, I prefer rosy pinks, and my trusty peach color by MAC…

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1) MAC Matte Powder Blush in “Melba”

2) Avon Powder Blush in pink

3) Joe Fresh Cream Stick Blush in “Pink Rose”

4) Bourjois Paris Baked Powder Blush in “Rose D’Or” (Golden Rose)*

5) Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush in 10 “Pink Frosting”

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In daylight/shadow:

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The cream and mousse blushes seem to be more flattering in the summer when I’m not wearing a lot of makeup. They blend in well with the dewy skin.

The powders all are great for winter, and I usually have a powdery base. The MAC “Melba” color, however, looks better with a tan in the summer.

It still works in the winter with certain outfits/makeup looks though. Pink usually works better for me in the winter.

The shimmer in the Bourjois and the Maybelline blushes look very dazzling and flattering in sunlight. But if overly applied, it would look “overdone” and too sparkly rather than lightly shimmery.

Blush makes all the difference. Pink, and some peachy colors, are for me! What’s your blush color?

It’s all a part of Being Pretty!

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Sunset On Snow

It can be so fun to play with vibrant colors, such as orange! It can really spice things up!

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It’s all a part of Being Pretty!

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Valentine’s Day Look #2: Pinky-Promise

 

Pink pink pink!

I have to say, recently I’m loving the color pink. Fine timing, eh? I mean, with Valentine’s Day coming up and all…..

So here’s a very pink look you can try this year! A black, gray, or white sweater with a matching pink scarf would go nicely with this look.

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It’s all a part of Being Pretty!

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Blush It Up!

There’s nothing like a fresh rosy cheek to brighten one’s face up.

Most women are afraid to use a lot of blush, but if applied properly, it can make a stunning and beautiful difference!

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Pink blush is a great idea for Valentine’s Day!

It’s all a part of Being Pretty.

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