It's super Wednesday (not super Walmart!) and I'm thrilled you're reading this! I hope you've had a terrific week and I'm glad you're back.
A couple things before I get to this week's topic which is makeup instruction.
First of all, I was torn apart by all your comments last week. There were several of you whom I've had some one on one conversations with and I'm praying you have breakthroughs in your life. Not just the ones I spoke to, but ALL of you.
Our beauty wounds run so deep, don't they?
You'd think as Christian women, we would understand that we are designed by God, therefore we are defined by God. The problem is that we live in a world and society who tears us apart by beating us down...and for some reason it mostly affects our outer appearance and how we feel about that. Why is that? I think it's because what we see in the mirror each and every day comes to define who we are and we believe we just aren't good enough. Or pretty enough. Or -------- enough. You fill in the blank.
I wish I could talk to each one of you and put us all in one big room where we could share out hurts, pain and then one by one, begin to encourage each other about how beautiful we really are. I really, really pray that you, my readers, will begin to see yourselves the way you really are. Not the way you "think" you are. But really are...and that is GOOD.
Enough for today on that.
I wanted to tell you about a video I found last week as I was doing some research for one of my magazine fashion columns I was writing for. I want to share it with you here because I LOVE the way this guy explains how to put on makeup. Now, he is using L'Oreal and the entire brand is made up of powders...the foundation, the concealer, radiance powder (which you don't need), the blush, and the finishing powder. But what I like about this video is that he does a good job of explaining "where" to place the cosmetics. Take a look at this video.
Whether you use a liquid foundation or powder foundation, the placement is the same. Also, I think he did put too much blush on her face so go lighter with that application please. I do wish he would have used a more "real" looking woman, because honestly, I'm not sure her lips needed "turned up" as he called it or not...whatever that is! LOL!
Anyway, am taking makeup questions this week and will answer them next week so be sure and check back.
A couple announcements....if you live near Bloomington, Illinois, I'll be speaking at the WOW conference this weekend with Jill Savage from Hearts at Home and Jill Montaldo who is the Coupon Queen. I go on at 10:30 so hope you'll come out and see us! I think it's like $5 to get in!
Also, if you live anywhere near
Bloomington, MN I have a Beauty Boot Camp planned for end of October. Be sure and check out the link on the sidebar.
And lastly, the winner of the book and swatches from last week is Larissa!
And one more thing,
I'm considering posting one additional day during the week but instead of a regular Fashion Post, I'm thinking about featuring women who have read my book and what they've learned from it. I'd post a picture of them, and interview them on how they've changed or learned....what do you think about that?
I'm hoping it may help other women and be a wonderful way to feature YOU, my favorite girls. What do you think about that or do you have another idea that might be better...I want to feature women somehow....your thoughts? And what day is the best day to do this, besides Wednesdays? I GREATLY value your input. Thank you!!!!