My Favorite All-Natural Beauty Products

I love beauty products. I mean, I really, really love them. I think I inherited this from my mom. We both have the same passionate love for all-natural beauty products, and if they are locally and hand made…well then we really can’t pass them by. So assuming you have even a mediocre interest in all-natural personal care, today’s His Girl Friday post is a quick guide to some of my go-to favorites. And….to go along with this theme, I have a fantastic gift basket to raffle off to one lucky reader, full of some amazing all-natural, locally (well, local to me that is), and handmade personal care items, generously donated by Edens Shower. But more on the raffle later.

I’ve enjoyed makeup for as long as I can remember. I grew up with my mom selling Mary Kay, and I remember walking into the closet where she kept all her products and longing for the day when I could start doing exotic things like exfoliating and wearing blush. Occasionally she would fill up the little plastic demo trays with an assortment of makeup samples for me to try. I thought I was so glamorous. Continue reading “My Favorite All-Natural Beauty Products”

The Sermon and the Tweet: A Tale of Becoming Fashionably Content

Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress.
Coco Chanel 

Last week, I saw a tweet from Michael Kors that read:

Think about wider pants, think about red lipstick, think about a messy top knot – think about something new.

Well, that really got me thinking.

Then on Sunday, I went to church and was surrounded by my very pretty, very trendy friends – all wearing brand new outfits. While I looked nice, my look was more, shall we say…classic? And by classic I mean I was wearing a skirt and sweater that I have had, no joke, since my freshman year of college. It is an outfit that is literally older than my marriage (I’ve been married almost 9 years).

I sat in my seat, thinking about how Michael Kors said my skinny jeans are now so last season, and looking around at all my friend’s updated wardrobes, and I started to feel a little sorry for myself.

But then, wouldn’t you know, our pastor shared a message with us about…money…and contentment…

So then I started thinking about how  silly it is to feel discontentment over, of all things, my wardrobe. I actually have a lot of really great clothes. And then I started thinking about the last part of Kors’ tweet: think about something new.

Right then and there, I issued myself a challenge. I was going to take some of 2014’s fashion trends and incorporate them into my outfits for the week without buying a single new item.

Each day this past week, I put together outfits that were fun, fresh, and on trend without a single purchase. And you know what? It actually wasn’t that difficult. So here is a gallery of my week in photo, and (hopefully!) in style. Continue reading “The Sermon and the Tweet: A Tale of Becoming Fashionably Content”