Archive | May 2014

Influenster #SpringVoxBox

Big thank you to Influenster for sharing the Spring Fling Vox Box with me. I was so excited to try these products and here are my three favorites from the box.

 

Influenster Spring Box Nox

Influenster Spring Box Nox

First I enjoyed the SoftLips cube I received because the packaging is so cute and convenient. I also love the pomegranate blueberry scent and how soft the product applies. Next, I loved the Rimmel London Retro Glam mascara because the formula doesn’t clump and makes my lashes look extraordinary. Last, but certainly not least, I enjoy creaminess of the Nivea Skin Firming Hydration Lotion and how great it makes my skin feel.

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You can check out all the goodies I received via my Spring Fling vox box here

Make this week inspiring,
~Ta’Neisha K.~

My “go to” Spring & Summer Makeup Looks

The southern heat is no joke but that doesn’t mean that I can’t leave my house with a flawless face. Granted, it may sweat off in an hour but when my feet exit my humble abode “Baby, I look good!” Since these looks are light they don’t take long to initially create or touch up if needed.

First up, is my powder foundation routine. For this look I use a cream to powder foundation as concealer and apply a natural colored face powder to my entire face. Using a bit of elf makeup mist and set on your powder brush will make the powder application process smooth and quick.

Next, I occasionally wear colorful eyeshadow looks with nude lips. These are great to wear to family functions, picnics, parties, and especially on nights out with my friends. For these looks I use my BH Cosmetics 88 tropical or Lorac GLOgetter palettes. Colorful eyeshadow looks best with solid color clothing because your pop of color, or creative accessory, is your eyes.

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Finally, I enjoy wearing a simple look that I call “liner, lashes, and lips”. I love this look because it can be quickly applied before an errand run to brighten your face. I also transform this into a sultry look for date nights with my husband by smudging the eyeliner, adding a half strip lash, and wearing lip gloss.

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Liner, lashes, & lips

 

 

Liner, lashes, & lips for date night

Liner, lashes, & lips for date night

Either of these three makeup routines will keep you gorgeous and glowing throughout the Spring and Summer seasons. But remember to apply SPF to your face prior to makeup application. Protect your skin but don’t be afraid to step out and enjoy the warm weather with or without makeup.

For a quick tutorial on liner, lashes, and lips check out my recent video.

Make this week delightful,
~Ta’Neisha K.~

Trust Through Transitions

I didn’t think I would continue to push myself any further after stepping out of my Comfort Zone for last month’s growth challenge but…

Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. (Psalms 37:4, 5 KJV)

These are two of my favorite scriptures in the Bible not because of the promise for eventually getting what you desire, like most people think. I love these two verses because that reminder, perfectly placed between the semicolon sandwich, is not a mistake. I know that as you mature in faith you understand that life goes through seasons but you must continue to trust him WHILE you remain obedient and you will see EVERY PROMISE FULFILLED.

Now hearing that should be enough to start a “praise party” but I’m over here nervous for what is coming up for my family. Not because danger is lurking or we are doing anything wrong but because those things promised to Kevin & I when we first wed, and even recently, are happening now and things are moving so fast. We have been going through so many transitions since the surprise arrival of kdk2 that sometimes I’m nervous to take the next step. Truth be told failure isn’t even what has me nervous it is the promise of success that has me trembling.

What has God ever done wrong that would require me to second guess his guided next step? If you said “nothing” then you’re absolutely right. I know God wouldn’t push us forward if we weren’t ready. I know I’m covered and I truly trust my husband to follow God so there is no need to be nervous or fearful throughout these transitions. I also don’t want any desire or promise unfulfilled because I failed to be obedient. I’ve already stepped outside of my comfort zone so I may as well continue to go forward in faith not fear.

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7 KJV)
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control. (2 Timothy 1:7 AMP)

This is another one of my favorite scriptures and the first scripture I taught my oldest son when he was two years old. He actually includes this while he does his part in our daily family prayer time. Right before writing this blog I had to go back and ask God to forgive me for being fearful and not fully trusting him through these transitions. I also thanked him for a renewed sound mind. I refuse to miss out on anything because of doubt or fear.

God is faithful. He truly does ALL THINGS well. His plan is perfect and though he doesn’t need me, I’m glad he decided to use me. I trust him. I will remain obedient so He can trust me.

What season are you in? How are you handling your current transition? Are you truly trusting God to guide you?

Make this week magnificent,
~Ta’Neisha K.~