On my way to church on Sunday I passed a house that already had a corn stalk and pumpkins decorating the front lawn.
Am I late or are they seriously early?
Gracious, I didn't even know pumpkins were available yet!
First of all, I want to say Congrats to Christine Marie! You have won the set of notecards on Psalm 45:11 from Christine! (Go look at last week's post if you want to see them..they are amazing!) Here's what Christine Marie had to say about them and this is exactly what Christine's interpretation was when she painted them:
"It's like she's afraid to look in the mirror and
she's thinking about the words in the scripture at the same time."
Please email me your address and Christine will mail those to you!
Thank you to all of you for your beautiful comments last week.
Tomorrow (thursday), you will be receiving the first edition of my Fall newsletter. I say first edition because by the time October gets here I'll be ready to send you another one and it will still be Fall! So that can be the second edition! Ha!
In the newsletter I have the top 10 fall trends listed and how to wear them this season. I also have the top ten autumn fashion colors for you too, along with an upcoming Beauty Bootcamp date. I soooo hope you'll check that out! There's other goodies in there, too.
So today I wanted to give you a kick start into Fall and get you thinking about 2 things:
Your skin and your t-shirt collection.
If you're like most of us, you have both!
So let's tackle skin first. How's yours feeling? If it's not getting a bit dry yet, it most likely will be because Fall weather tends to dry us out a little bit. It also may get a bit flaky in areas and a bit sensitive. May I suggest that every woman's skincare wardrobe should inlcude the following 4 items:
Eye Makeup Remover
If that's all you have, then I'm okay with that. Let's FACE it, we're busy.
But it IS important that you take care of your skin. One day you will wake up and either be glad that you did or be sad you didn't.
I was sitting next to a woman yesterday and noticed how loose her skin was. It also looked very dry and lacked any luster. She was at least 10 years younger than me so I knew her skin didn't have to look like that. Girlfriends, it's not about what products you use, or how expensive your moisturizer is, its about taking the time every night and morning to wash it off (your makeup) and put it on (your moisturizer).
I also HIGHLY recommend an eye makeup remover to take off any mascara and eye makeup. You know I'm kind of a Mary Kay junkie (if you didn't know that about me, you do now) and I promise you, if you can find an eye makeup remover that works better than their eye makeup remover I will pay you $50. Seriously. There is NOT one out there. I think it costs about $14 but it is sooooo good my eyes hurt when I use a different one (which I'm doing right now because I ran out and haven't had time to order more or go to my consultant's house even though I know she'd come to mine but I've been too busy to pick up the phone...oh but I DID have time to stop in WalMart and pick up another brand that is baaaddddd. What is THAT about?
Anyway, no matter what brand you use, make sure you take care of your skin. There are lots of good products out there, but they won't just jump on your skin by themselves, YOU have to APPLY that cleanser and moisturizer...okay? Okay!
Now let's talk T-shirts.
Will you do me a favor and promise me you won't wear too many regular t-shirts anymore out in public? I'm talking about the ones with a regular boxy look and words on them.They really have no style and no purpose except to advertise something. NOW, before you get all mad at me and call me names I will admit there is a time and place for them. Like when you want to support your favorite team. Or when your women's ministry is having an event and you wear t-shirts designed for that event. Or when you're exercising.
And...............I think that's it.
And...............I think that's it.
Okay, so since most of our days aren't spent doing one of the above, then my goal for this post is to show you some options to replace them. And I promise you'll feel so much cuter and prettier in these. Take a look! These first four t-shirt type tops are from Kohl's and right now they're each on sale for around 25 bucks on their website.
Here's a couple more:
|JCPenney $24.99 sale|
|This collection is from CAbi (available thru independent consultants), I wanted to show you how taking a simple bottom, adding a tunic or top that isn't a regular tshirt and throwing on a scarf or jacket can turn a plain pair of pants into a spiffy outfit in a hurry!|
I hope this will inspire you to put your t-shirts aside and add a more color and style to your wardrobe this fall.
2 things before I go:
One, I'm guest posting over here today.
This is site for women who are in the beginning stages of speaking and writing. If this is YOU, then check it out. It's called StepUp Writing and Speaking.
I'm giving away a signed copy of my book over there so please head over and show them some love. I'd encourage you to go thru past posts and join them on FB so you can get regular information from them.
I love what Shonda and Shona are doing!
In Honor of today's Proverbs 31 devotional I'm giving away
Here's the dealie:
Leave a comment below about someone you know who deserves a new handbag! Tell me WHY she deserves to win. If we choose your friend to win the handbag, then YOU win one, too! I will then contact you to find out what you and your friend's STYLE is and will purchase a bag for you and your friend accordingly! And don't worry, I won't buy the same bag for you both!
Now leave a comment!
Love to each of you...and remember,
You are a beauty because God says you are.