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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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Spring Fashion: Here Comes The Sun!

When I think of springtime, I think of a few colors: light pink, baby blue, lilac, and soft yellow:

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Here comes the sun!

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 sunlight:

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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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Subtle Smokey Eye

This is the perfect smokey eye for a day or night party. It’s a step up from natural.

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It’s all a part of Being Pretty!

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Valentine’s Day Look #3: Roses Are Red…

Shiny red lips… sound Valentine’s Day-ish to me!

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It’s all a part of Being Pretty!

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Valentine’s Day Look: Romantic Pink

Here’s a sweet look you can try for Valentine’s Day this year! It’s simple and pink.

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How To:

– Black flicked liquid liner

– Peachy pink lipstain + gloss

– Peachy pink blush (Don’t be afraid to apply more than usual. Although hidden in this awful lighting, the blush makes this look)

– Neutral brown eyeshadow over lid with minimal shimmer.

-Black mascara

– Filled-in brows

Have fun!

It’s all a part of Being Pretty!

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Pink Nails + New Ring!

I love pink, it nearly always works…. especially on nails! I needed to brighten my January!

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I used: Rimmel London, Lasting Finish Pro nailpolish in #330, “Posh Pink”.

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My new ring says “Forever Love”. It represents a number of things to me.

(Plus it was only $12!)

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It’s all a part of Being Pretty!

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My Wonderful Christmas Gifts…

So, I was a bit spoiled this Christmas…..

 

I got a really pretty and funky necklace:

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Two hairbrushes: one boar-hair, and one round styler:

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I got many beauty/makeup books. I always love to learn more and be inspired by photos.

I’m especially happy to have gotten “Making Faces” as I have wanted it for a long time:

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I got some makeup from Annabelle: two loose powder, highly pigmented eyeshadows, and two lip-glosses:

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Some adorable polka-dotted shoes:

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Another beautiful and wild necklace that I can’t wait to wear:

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The “Winter Candy Apple” cream and soap set from Bath&Bodyworks:

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A Burt’s Bees cream and cleanser set:

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Lots of cash with which I spent a bit of on small items such as:

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It was truly a wonderful and merry Christmas after all. I hope you all enjoyed yours as well!

God bless! and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

It’s all a part of Being Pretty…..

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My Festive Christmas Nails!

 

 

Have yourselves a Merry Little Christmas….

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Red, White, and sparkles!

It’s all a part of Being Pretty!

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