Thursday, January 28, 2010

Star Violet

I'm so sorry that I haven't been faithfully uploading posts to this blog but there's SO mcuh going on right now that I'm kinda lost as to exactly what I'm supposed to be doing so here's a quick post for you.

I'll post the video for this look on YouTube soon.....


Two Faced Shadow Insurance
MAC Grease Paint Shadestick (lid)
MAC Star Violet (lid)
MAC Young Punk (crease & outer v)
MAC Espresso (brows)
Maybeline Volum' Express (mascara)
Urban Decay Perversion Liquid Liner
Urban Decay Sin e/s (highlight)


MAC NC50 Studio Tech Foundation
MAC Refined Bronze Powder
MAC Raizin' (blush)


MAC Viva Glam Lipgloss

Monday, January 11, 2010

Soar with the Eagles

Are you a chicken or an eagle?

Have you ever seen an eagle soaring through the sky, high above the tree tops, so fearlessly, like all is well and life is great? Well sometimes that's exactly what we need to do. Even when we are flat on our faces and feel like we just want to crawl into a hole and stay there, we should uplift ourselves with positivity and soar like an eagle.
Encouraging ourselves when we are down is one of the HARDEST things to do because we're sad, hurt, depressed, overwhelmed, cried out and the list goes on and on and on but does this mean that we should pity ourselves and give up? No, it just means that we need to pour our hearts out to God and ask him to take over. Sometimes we need to let go and let God.
How many times have you cried until you felt sick? How many times have you cried yourself to sleep and soaked your pillow with tears? How many times have you opened your eyes in the morning and wished everything was just a bad dream? How many times have you gone to sleep feeling that you just can't take anymore?................but aren't you still standing?
God comforts us in times of distress. He encourages us in Isaiah. Isaiah 40:11 says that "He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young. Verse 29-31 says that "He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tires and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint"
In this life, all kind of things are going to come against us but we need to fight back. People who you thought were your friends will hurt you. Mean things will be said about you. You will be rejected. You will be emotionally bruised and broken but you will NOT die.
The devil will try to overpower your mind with negative thoughts to keep you in the hole that you're in. He's a liar, a joy killer, a dream killer and a disturber of peace. He does NOT mean anyone good. Take your life back, RECLAIM your joy, reclaim your smile, reclaim your life, reclaim your peace. Surround yourself with positive people, encouraging people. Find something to give thanks for every day and think about where God is taking you. It is not his will for any of us to suffer but he knows that in this life, we will.
Today, reclaim your life, your joy, your smile, your peace. Speak to the devil and let him know that he will NOT have victory over your life. Continue to soar like the eagles. The only similarity that eagles and chickens have is that they both belong to the bird family.
Eagles are not meant to fly with pigeons and chickens because their flying altitude is too low. Today, take your rightful place as an Eagle and leave the pigeons and chickens behind.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Broken Butterfly...

I'm not sure if I've ever shared with you that I LOVE butterflies. I love butterflies because they're so care free, "bubbly", detailed, fragile/delicate, distinctive/unique (no two have the same pattern) and their process to becoming beautiful butterflies is LONG but worth it.

Like a butterfly, each of us were created uniquely. Even identical twins are different. Our journeys are unique, our compositions are unique, our smiles are unique, our pain is unique, our tears are unique, our stories are unique, our dreams and aspirations are unique and our wishes and desires are unique. We are not carbon copies. You should ALWAYS accept and embrace who you are because you were uniquely, fearfully and wonderfully made just like butterflies. Did you know that a butterfly's front wings are different from the back wings?
We have all experienced different things which helped to shape and molds us into who we are today.
Have you ever wondered why certain people cross your path in life? Have you ever wondered why these people were chosen to cross your path? NOTHING is by chance. Every second, every minute, every hour, is ordered by Lord. Have you ever met people and asked "where have you been all my life" only to find out that they were just not who you thought they were.....only to be hurt by them, only to be disrepected by them, only to be broken by them. These people were strategically placed in our lives to allow us to trust in the one who would NEVER hurt us, never disrespect us, never break bring us closer to him.
The enemy (the Devil) tries to steal your joy and kill the unique person that you are but DO NOT allow him to. Resist him. Trample him under your feet with the knowledge that God did not give you a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline (11 Timothy 1:7- NIV). Our Father knew that the enemy would send "friends" and distractions to detract us from our focus on him, that's why he gave us such power. We DO NOT have to die like butterflies when their wings are broken or completely removed. We can trust and know that in God ALL things ARE possible and he WILL bring comfort to our hearts.

So, no matter what your circumstance may be today, God is ALWAYS there. Even though you may feel broken, you will NOT die like a butterfly. God is made PERFECT in our weakness.

I wanted to share this with you today to encourage your heart that even though you are unique and delicate, you will overcome and you will not die like the broken-winged butterfly.

Today's makeup look is also representative of the broken's my expression hence it's not perfect. It's broken....

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Embarking Emerald

HAPPY BLESSED NEW YEAR to you and your loved ones. I hope this year has started off with positivity, blessings and resolutions that with positively enrich your lives.

I'm so sorry for not posting in such a long time but honestly, there are so many things happening toooooo quickly. I will continue to pray and trust that my Father will give me direction because at times I feel like a swaying ship in the wind of life.

I got home as quickly as I could this evening just to "play" with makeup and create a look. For me, lighter colors pop more in the daytime so I went for one of my favorite colors- GREEN which would show more in the night.

Green symbolizes so many different things- peace, calmness, regeneration, nature, unfortunately envy, greed and money.

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