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Faith,Monthly Study

Monthly Study: Self-doubt

On one hand I love social media for lots of inspiration and boosts to my own style and creativity, but lately it has become a place of insecurity and self-doubt for me. “How is her skin so clear ALL the time?” “Why doesn’t my hair curl like that?” “Why do I have negative hips even though I’ve been sumo squatting like an idiot for months?” Why are the pettiest most trivial things that have no impact on eternity getting so…

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Beauty,Lip to Love

Lip to Love

Like everyone else, I’m obsessed with vampy lips this time of year and today I’m showing you a combo I wear faithfully: MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip in Uniformly Fabulous and Smashbox Always on Liquid Lipstick in Miss Conduct. I wear them together because I like the dimension the red gives this very deep bordeaux and I think it makes it more wearable. You could obviously wear either on it’s own but I think this unique color makes a bolder statement    …

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Beauty,Products I Love

Essential Face Video

So excited to finally upload my very first makeup video! I can admit that I’m a bit tech challenged so it took me a while to get here but it was so necessary. I’ll be explaining in-depth how I do my very simple essential makeup. If you’re looking to know the very basics of what it takes to achieve a polished look and some of my holy-grail products, then this is for you!  …

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Faith,Prayer for the Week

A Prayer for the Week: Focus

Why is it that when you feel like God has given you specific direction and enthusiasm about something, we almost immediately get distracted? This is actually the gag of New Year’s resolutions, right? They last for all of January then we may not even remember or care what we set out to do because we get so off track and distracted by the same things that DIDN’T matter last year. And I don’t know about y’all but I was beyond done with 2016!…

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Beauty

3 Tips to Wearing Less Makeup

As I get older and priorities change, I’ve shifted from wanting to look flawless and owning every new product, to just wanting to use what I need! Most times this is out of laziness but also because I just like the way I look. These days, I’m finding myself bucking the system a little bit. Everywhere you turn, women are wearing so much makeup that they just don’t even look like themselves. I think there is a beautiful art to makeup…

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Faith,Prayer for the Week

A Prayer for the Week: You are chosen

There are times when I question if the bible I read is the same one that everyone else in the world seems to be reading. I question whether I take it too literally, or wonder why I have to feel so convicted of things that other people seem to be enjoying freely. Most times, it’s pertaining to a decision that doesn’t seem that bad, but that I know is a response of my flesh. There are plenty of people living…

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