Have I told you recently how much I just love you girls? Seriously, I am so grateful for each of you and privileged to call you my friends....because you really are.
Thank you so much for all the nice feedback last week regarding posting on an additional day of the week. I've decided to pick
Because everyone agreed that's the day it should be. Smile.
So here's what we're gonna do.
I'd like to offer Monday's to YOU to be a guest blogger and post on what you have gleaned and learned from my book Good Girls Don't Have to Dress Bad.
Mariah had this to say:
Awesome idea about the additional post. I think is would be GREAT to feature us women of all different shapes and sizes and what we learned for our own body types or even for our heart(spiritually).
So that's what we're going to do! The only requirement is that you send me a PICTURE of you so I can post it with your story! (Another smile.) I KNOW your story will be encouragement and inspiration to other women. Tell us in your story how you felt about yourself before you read the book, and how you feel now. What did you learn? Do you see yourself differntly? Do you have a heart change? What did it do for you physically? Spiritually? Do you have a before and after picture to send? Will you share your size (you don't have to, but I do think it would encourage others if you will..but this is not a requirement.) Whatever it is you think will encourage another, please include it. Will you also tell what your favorite chapter was?
I want to feature as many of you as possible. I will also link to your blog on that day so each of you can get to know each other better and visit each other's sites!
Let's be FRIENDS and ENCOURAGERS to one another.
So who wants to go first?
Please send me a story of at least 300 words...more is fine too! I hope this will be a post where we can learn to celebrate our physical appearance and lead others to feel great about who they are whether they are a size 2, 12, 22, or 42. Let's shout it out that we are happy to be who God made us to be and we're proud to be fashionable Christian women!
If any of you think you can have your story, pics and link(if applicable) sent to me by this Saturday afternoon, we'll start it off this Monday! If no one thinks they can do it that fast, then just go ahead and comment below that you'd like to share your story and I'll get you in a line-up and we'll start the following week.
I'm so excited about this!!!!!
Now for this week's answers to your makeup questions from last week!
Michelle Angelique wanted to know what eye makeup colors she should wear for her SOFT coloring. She also wanted to know if there is a certain age you should stop wearing shiny or metallic eyeshadow.
ANSWER: For blue eyes, try shades of brown, peach and taupe; for green or hazel eyes, try browns, beiges and medium shades of plum or violet, for brown eyes try rose tones, peaches, gray, or golden colors. As for shiny or metallic eyeshadow, as long as it's good quality and in powder form (not creamy) it will go on just fine and won't make you look older. Just don't wear a shiny white color all over your lid...this is aging.
ANOTHER READER FRIEND ASKED:
I am dark skinned, more like probably olive, hard to describe with sheen on my face; what kind of powder do you think I should use? Whenever I put on anything on my face, it tends to just glisten despite I try to use items without oil.
ANSWER: Mineral powder is the solution. It will go on with the most natural finish and will not glisten on your face. Apply it with a brush (not the pad that comes with it). The powder pads that come with the product tend to soak up the oil on your face so you'll keep reapplying oil to your face that's stuck to the pad. Using a powder brush or cotton ball will eliminate this problem.
ALEX ASKED: My makeup question: Which stays on better under high temperatures and some sweat: Liquid foundation/concealer, or powder foundation/concealer? Or would tinted moisturizer work better than either of these?
ANSWER: Alex, if you really want your makeup to last, use a primer first. Then use concealer and liquid foundation. Finish will loose powder.
If you are exercising, just go with a tinted moisturizer. This way, when you glisten (smile) the only thing that will come off is a little tint! Also, you asked me a week or so ago about washing your blue jeans in the salt rinse I talked about in my book...you only should have to do this the first time and then do regular washing after that!
MELINDA ASKED: My make-up question is about the lips. My lipstick has a tendency to bleed into the wrinkles arund my lips, especially when I use a gloss. I have been told to use lip liner but the liners I have used tend to run also. Any suggestions???
ANSWER: YES! Mary Kay has an amazing lip primer you use before you put your lipstick on. It is a clear product that will "block" the color from bleeding into your lips. Apply it on the edge of your lips all the way around your mouth and then apply your lip color!
Sue asked: Is it OK to use a lip liner just outside my lip line to make my upper lip look a little bigger? I don't have much of a cupid's bow and it's kinda little. Gloss alone looks funny to me, even though I'd like to do only that sometimes.
ANSWER: Well, you can, just be careful that it doesn't look fake. It's okay to have a small upper lip! But if you do it, make sure you fill it in all the way to your lips and fill in your entire lip with the same lip pencil before you apply some color or gloss. This will be the most natural application method.
Okay girls, that's it for this week! So who wants to go first to post this Monday? Do any of you think you can get it together by then? If so, let me know! I'd also love to start planning out a schedule for the month...so comment away and let me know. You all make me so happy!
(Hey, by the way, I have a radio interview with Crown Financial on Monday, October 4th that will be playing on their over 800+ radio stations nationwide...listen for me on your Christian station on Monday! It was a fun interview with men who were blushing over the fashion questions...it was cute!
Love you all!