It’s a Girl’s World: Makeup Routine

Makeup.
I wasn’t allowed to wear any until my parents told me I was old enough. Even then I wasn’t all that thrilled that they regulated how much I could wear. I wanted to cover my face in makeup because I was insecure about my natural looks.
Years later I have a greater appreciation for the art of wearing makeup. One of my childhood friends is now a makeup artist. I used to be her model. She tried all sorts of looks on me (some were rather frightening. She’s gotten better at her craft since junior high)
Today, with my Christian convictions, I have grown to appreciate makeup for different reasons.
I wear just a little bit today to enhance my features. With or without makeup, I am who I am. Regardless of what people think of my natural looks, I am beautiful because God says I am.
I enjoy the feminine fun of putting on makeup.
Here are some pictures showing my simple everyday makeup routine:

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The products I use on my brows, lashes, and cheeks

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Gets my skin smooth all over and keeps my makeup in place

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All done!

Looks aren’t everything. But it’s fun to play up the features God has given me. That’s what I believe.

The book has arrived!

Hello, readers!
My ebook is finally available for purchase!
Sharing my personal and health struggles has not been easy, but it has been so wonderful! So many lives have changed, including my own simply because I chose to be open and honest with people through this blog!

If you like my blog and have been encouraged by my testimony or know someone who would find encouragement through my blog, please continue to support me by buying and recommending my ebook!

I have another one due sometime in the winter.
Use #whoiskristoni on twitter
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Thank you so much for all of your support. It has been a great two years and I’m excited to see what God has in store in the coming years.

Thank you thank you THANK YOU!

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Praying around the world

Prayer is so essential to the life of the believer. Praying to God connects us with Him. Having a great relationship with God must include time spent praying.
The importance of prayer is made abundantly clear in several verses in the bible, including
1 Timothy 2:1
Philippians 4:6
And one of my favorite verses:
James 5:16

I find praying
for others to be one of the most rewarding experiences. It’s not always easy to do, but technology has once again come to the rescue. When I am in need of prayer or looking to pray for others I open up my Instapray app.
Through this app I have seen so much growth in my prayer life. I am able to pray for the needs of people all over the world and have others pray for me! I am able to see testimonies of God’s work in the lives of others as well as my own. It is easy and fun to post prayers and keep track of others’ posts. If you have an android or iphone I highly recommend downloading this app and following the Instapray twitter account.

More than just a recommendation for an app, this post is meant to encourage you to be prayerful and pray for others and allow yourselves to be open to letting others pray for you.

I’m praying for all of you, my readers! Thank you and God Bless you all!

Something you can do for yourself today

Turn off your phone and have some quiet time with God!

I’m not talking about just sitting there and waiting to hear Him…I mean, seek Him! Quiet your heart by being humble and allow Him to speak to you through his word! Get your bible, grab a pen and spend a few minutes to an hour with God.
Put your phone away.

I guarantee you will not regret the time you’ve spent with Him today!