Hair + Beauty + Fashion

E.L.F. Products (Part Two)

My e.l.f. order came in Friday night!

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I was SO excited about it! I got brushes, eyeshadows, mineral makeup, and acne fighting foundation, to name a few items I ordered. I had to work all weekend, so I haven’t had enough time to try all the products out and blog about them. So, my apologizes.

I’m not totally thrilled with everything, but I am really happy with most of it. As I mentioned before in my post, E.L.F. Products, I LOVE their makeup brushes. And I am not disappointed in any of the new brushes I bought. I bought the “Endless Eyes Pro Mini Eyeshadow Palette” and did not like the eyeshadows until I used the Glitter Primer. Once I put the Glitter Primer on first, I ended up liking the eyeshadows. Some of the colors looked a little on the cheap side, but I like the majority of the colors. Can’t say that their eyeshadows are my favorite, but there are others out there that I can’t stand. These are doable and have the potential to grow on me.

I haven’t used the mineral foundation yet, but I LOVE the mineral blush. It’s my new favorite blush 🙂 I also bought one mineral eyeshadow and I really like it, as well. It’s a gray/blue-y color with a shimmer to it.

My favorite purchase has to be the e.l.f. Studio Tone Correcting Powder. One day, I just wore the correcting powder without any concealer and/or foundation! I really, really like this product. I was afraid that it would dry my face out, but it didn’t. I’ve used it everyday since my order came in, and it hasn’t irritated or dried out my skin.

Here’s a picture of me (wearing e.l.f. products) and my sister (the beauty with the sunglasses).

You really have to appreciate our “selfie” taking skills, don’t ya?! 😉

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Hair + Beauty + Fashion

E.L.F Products

A few months ago while looking for an inexpensive blush brush, I stumbled upon a brand called “E.L.F” – Eyes, Lips, Face. The brush they had was only $1, so I figured I’d give it a go. Wow. I fell in love! It was the best makeup brush I’ve ever used, so I went back and bought more brushes. I had been hesitant to try their makeup, though because I have very sensitive skin.

I heard a lot of great things about their products, so went and looked at their website http://www.eyeslipsface.com/ and decided I’d try the makeup out. I went to Wal-Mart and bought the tinted moisturizer. I wanted to start off small. I tried it and really liked it. I am not a big fan of tinted moisturizer, though, personally. I prefer a more full coverage foundation. I don’t have the prettiest skin in the world, so I like to cover it as best as possible. And without having to pay an arm and a leg 😦

Since I do like the tinted moisturizer, I just ordered more makeup products from their website. Wal-Mart and Target do carry their products, but neither have a big selection. I looked at my local Walgreens and did not find anything there.

I will keep everyone posted on my discoveries with E.L.F products!

-Ashley

Here’s Part 2 

Hair + Beauty + Fashion

Old Navy

I don’t know about you, but I cannot even fathom paying $100 for a pair of jeans! I have a hard time spending $30 for jeans. I like to dress up and be stylish, but I’m not gonna go into debt to do so.

The last year or so, I’ve discovered ways and places to shop for stylish, fashion-forward clothes without breaking the bank.

My favorite place to shop is Old Navy. Yep, that’s right. In addition to their already low prices, they have amazing deals going on all the time.

I have a really hard time finding clothes that fit well because I have such an odd body type. I have the shortest legs known to man, but a super long torso and arms… I buy my pants in short and sometimes my tops in tall. I was checking out one time and the cashier just looked at me, looked at the tags, then back at me to ask, “do you realize your pants are short and your tops are tall?” Yeah…

Stay tuned because I will be posting more about Old Navy, jeans and more!

Ashley

Spiritual Things

I Am Blessed

I read this article this morning about “the one thing Christians should stop saying”. I was shocked when I read what that one thing was – “I’m blessed”. That’s right!

I say I’m blessed all the time, not because it’s a habit, but because I am coming into agreement with God about who He says I am. We are blessed! In every situation we are in, we are blessed because we are in Christ. I will not stop saying I’m blessed! “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” James 1:17 Jesus wasn’t preaching “here’s the steps to be blessed” in the Beatitudes in Matthew 5, He was preaching the New Covenant! Blessed are those who are poor in SPIRIT… Well, if we are now in Christ, and given a new spirit (2 Corinthians 5:17) He must not have been telling us we must be poor in order to be blessed. He was really saying that we’re blessed because He will give us a new spirit. He came to give us life and life more abundantly (John 10:10). If you look at people in the Old Testament you can see God blessed them! Solomon was the richest man who ever will live. Abraham was blessed with flocks, land and never lacked. They were under the Old Covenant, but through the blood of Jesus we now have a better covenant which was established on better promises (Heb 8:6). We don’t have to lack in the natural or the spiritual. Jesus promised we would have trials and tribulation, but to be of good cheer because He has overcome the world (John 16:33). Not everything will be perfect all the time, but in the end, we come out on top! Acts 4:34 actually says that there was no one among them who lacked (the disciples and those who came to Christ).

I am BLESSED!!