a rose and some beauty tips.

i was really distracted yesterday by my sweet and adorable family.  so i didnt have time to blog, and i am totally ok with that because there is nothing better than snuggling with my sweet husband and lovely daughter. i am going to squeeze two posts into one today... 

day seven
Write a blog to encourage another beautiful woman.
meet emily rose. 
most of the time i call her emmy. 
emmy has a heart that radiates beauty.
her friendship is so valuable to me. i met em when she was in the eighth grade and i was a junior. i did not expect to be friends with her at all. the LORD had other plans. over the past 7 years we have walked through some pretty heavy life stuff together. emmy has shown beauty and grace through something so hard i could not imagine. she has leaned on the LORD and trusted him in difficult times. i have seen her love him with all her heart and soul and mind. it has been so encouraging to watch her grow up from a really amazing girl, to a really incredible, beautiful woman. i dont get to see her that often because she is in portland at bible college, but i think about her everyday and love when she comes home and i get to see her. we dont talk that often these days, but she is always in my thoughts and prayers. i pray that my sweet daughter will look up to her aunt em and i can not wait to watch their relationship grow. i love you emmy, and i love how you have taught me so much about life, and love, and the LORD. you are so beautiful, and i want to cry when i think of how deeply you love Jesus. i am so blessed to call you one of my dearest friends. 
day eight
 Have a beauty secret (e.g. hair tip, make up tip)?  Share, please!
i couldnt decide on one beauty tip, so i am posting ten of my favorite beauty things.

beauty tips

these are some of my favorite beauty products. i use *most* of these items everyday. i love the mint julep mask because it makes my skin so refreshed and feel so clean. if i feel a breakout coming i will use it and instantly clears things up. i use babywipes as makeup remover. it is quick and easy (and now i always have them on hand!) the clarisonic skincare system is hands down the best thing i have ever put on my face. mine is currently broken, and getting a new battery for it is on my "to do" list. bad gal lash is my favorite mascara. all it takes is one coat and you have fuller lashes. burts bees is the best chapstick. we have like 6 tubes floating around my house. lorac illumining powder is awesome. my mama bought it for me and i used it everyday. it was the only make up i needed. tinted moisturizers keep my skin feeling natural but still covered, and i always use one with spf. (because sunscreen is important but i always forget!) the rosemary mint shampoo and conditioner is so cheap, but it is honestly the best shampoo. my hair feels clean for days. ( thats another secret... i only wash my hair about 2 times a week.) bobby pins are a girls best friend. i couldnt do anything with my hair if i didnt have them. i recently discovered burts bees toothpaste, and it is my favorite. it keeps your breath smelling fresh and doesnt taste gross like most toothpastes do. enjoy!

Day 1.  What does beauty mean to you?
Day 2.  What makes you uniquely you?
Day 3.  Who is someone you know who inspires beauty?
Day 4.  Style 31.  Post a pic of you in your favorite outfit.
Day 5.  Write a blog thanking someone who has made your heart come alive.
Day 6.  Jaded beauty.  Has the world's definition of beauty ever jaded you?
Day 7.  Write a blog to encourage another beautiful woman. Day 8.  Have a beauty secret (e.g. hair tip, make up tip)?  Share, please!
Day 9.  What virtues do you value in yourself?

Day 11.  Post a recipe.  Or if you don't cook, try a new recipe and write about how it turned out (pictures please!).
Day 12.  Write about what wears you out as a woman.
Day 13.  Write about something you would like to change about yourself for the better.
Day 14.  Style 31.  Post an outfit pic!
Day 15.  Write to encourage a friend.  Inspire her beauty.
Day 16.  Write a letter to your daughter, or a young girl in your life.  Tell her what beauty means.
Day 17.  Write about 3 things that make you happy.
Day 18.  Describe your personality.
Day 19.  Write about your favorite comfort food (we are women- we ALL have comfort food!)
Day 20.  Write about your job and why you love it or hate it.  
Day 21.  Write a letter to your husband to encourage him (or if you are single- your future husband.)
Day 22.  What are some needs that need to be met in your community?  Blog about how to extend your hand to those who need you.
Day 23.  What are your strengths?  What are your weaknesses?
Day 24.  What is Jesus teaching you presently?
Day 25.  Style 31.  Post a pic of your favorite comfy clothes.
Day 26.  What do you hope your grandchildren will say about you someday when you are gone?
Day 27.  Write a blog to encourage someone and build their confidence!
Day 28.  Write about your insecurities as a woman.
Day 29.  Write about "a day in the life of me."  (Pics are great!)
Day 30.  Who is your role model as a woman?
Day 31.  Write about your dreams and goals as a beautiful woman!


  1. I love burts bees and Suave too! That was a sweet post about your friend!

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    Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love that Clarisonic posted on your blog. Also, if you like Benefit products You Rebel tinted moisturizer is awesome and also has spf. Might be worth trying. :)


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