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Hey Ladies and Gents, I heard this song tonight on Pandora and I loved the lyrics. My first thought, "share it on my blog".
So, here it is. It's a song called "Lovely" by Sara Haze. The chorus lyric says, "I am lovely just the way that I am...I feel lovely just the way that I am." I found it very encouraging...hope you will too.
Don't forget to go to my blog post below to enter my Mother Day Giveaway! You could win yourself or your mom and Elizabeth Arden Fragrance set. I will pick a winner May 1st !! http://lovelo.wordpress.com/2011/04/25/win-a-pretty-by-elizabeth-arden-fragrance-set-for-mothers-day-giveaway/ Check it out and don't forget to enter. :)
Love you all!
Hey Guys, I am still sick . :( I'm trying so hard to rest, drink water, do everything I know possible to get better. Since I've been in bed so much these last couple days I've been watching a lot of movies and youtube videos. :)
I shared with you the other day a video from a woman who I think is so inspirational. Well, I've been home watching her videos and have been overwhelmed at how sweet and wonderful I think she is. I actually just want to share 2 more videos with you guys.
Her video titled , "I love you and believe in all your dreams" is exactly what I want to tell all of YOU today!! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK0B7Nd1SrE]
This second video is her story. I admire those that are honest and share there personal struggles and realities with the world. She encourages me so much. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uxb8zV6QIZw]
Anything you can think possible , I believe YOU can make it happen. I appreciate all of your love and support in reading my blogs. Please, if you have enjoyed reading any of my posts consider taking time to subscribe up at the top right corner of my blog.
Love you all!! In my opinion, there's no such thing as being TOO sweet. ;)
Goodmorning Friends! I am so happy that so many of you read the words that I write and read the blog's that I post for you! I feel so blessed that I have found a hobby that I really love and that makes my heart happy. I always feel so encouraged when I read any messages or e-mails that I get from you guys saying how you enjoy my writing or you enjoy my tips about beauty. It's an honor.
Reading your messages and your kind words only make me want to open up more with you guys. It makes me want to share more of my life, my thoughts, feeling and loves. So, one thing that I want to do is share with you some women who I think are inspirational from time to time.
I have been following beauty guru's on YouTube and blog's for a little over a year now and one in particular has really stood out to me and I enjoy reading and watching the videos and blogs she posts so so much! Kandee Johnson.
She is a mom, a makeup artist, a you tube vlogger, blogger and so many other things. The reason I have chosen to share her with you all is because I see such a light in her, an honest woman in this world who is not perfect (because none of us are) but who really is doing what she loves and has such a talent to share with the rest of us!
Her makeup tutorials and tips and tricks inspire me to keep doing what I'm doing. Here are the links to her blog's and I'd encourage you to check them out!
Her makeup artist blog: http://www.kandeej.com/
Her personal blog: http://kandeelandkandeeland.blogspot.com/
I recently watched a video on her YouTube channel. It was her just sitting down in front of the camera and addressing some things she wanted to share with her viewers. I found that so much of what she said is what I feel so often. I'm not comparing myself to her. But, I'm saying I can relate to her. I do what I do because I love to do it. I feel very blessed because God is in my life and he provides a security for me that I cannot imagine not feeling.
The reason I admire Miss Kandee is that she had the courage to speak about her faith and how it's gotten her to where she's at on YOU TUBE! She speaks about being a light in this world of darkness reguardless of the negativity that can often surround her. She says, the reason she is able to get through it all and "has happiness in her heart is because of God." This video is very long (almost an hour) but I'd encourage you to watch it if you have time and have an interest in the beauty/blogging industry. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPVoQQD5dys]
One of the things she says that I could not agree more with is: "the greatest thing you can do is love somebody." -Kandee Johnson.
Talk to you all soon!!
Lots of LOVE ...Lauren
A woman who is confident and kind is the best kind of customer to find.
A woman who doesn't care whose feelings get hurt,
and anything that comes to mind she feels free to blurt.
No matter what she tries on or what she wears...
My patience is something she often impairs.
She's not very nice and actually quite cold,
numbers matter and in the end, how much is sold.
This kind of customer saps the fun out of my work
and makes me feel like just like any other cosmetic clerk.
I want to make people smile ,and look at themselves and grin
to give them the confidence of gorgeous glowing skin.
Confidence is something that comes from inside,
I can make you look pretty but your insecurity will not hide.
So be kind to everyone that you meet, those who try to help you out
Because otherwise you give me something more to write about.
You can't take a chunk out of the middle of the lipstick, don't even try,
or I'll have to stop you, and don't get me started by asking me why.
Please don't second guess if you come to us for tips and advice,
I shouldn't have to keep going over my reasoning more than twice.
I do this every day and only want to help you out,
so don't come in and complain, or scream and shout.
Love your makeup artist and be kind to all,
and you just may walk away with quite a big haul. :)
A scripture verse I love was in my mail inbox today....as well as a VERY good explanation of it.
I hear it everyday... a woman complaining about her wrinkles, or uneven skin, small eyes, small lips, acne, sensitivity, etc. But, the reality is we ALL have things we don't like. I have never talked to anyone who's told me that they are completely happy with everything about their physical appearance.
We only have one life, this is our body, this is our appearance, respect it, embrace it.
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
What it means: Beauty fades with age, so if you are more concerned with your outer appearance, you will be unhappy when the wrinkles come and the number on the scale goes up. In fact, did you know that your body may show the beginning signs of aging as early as age twenty? That is why God wants us to "fear" Him. That doesn't mean to be afraid of Him but rather to be in awe of Him and all that He has done. Let me put it to you this way. If you stand two girls next to each other and one is Miss Teen USA whose beauty is limited to physical beauty, and the other young lady is a more average-looking girl who loves the Lord more than anything, she is the more beautiful girl in the eyes of God.
I found this explanation at:
Hi Beautiful Friends! Just a reminder to you women and girls to stay true to who you are and know that you absolutely shouldn't let anything stop you from dreaming. And definitely don't let the "Standards of Beauty" stop you from knowing how fantastic you are.
Miss Delaware contestant in the Miss America Pagent 2011 inspires me. Kayla (Miss Delaware) struggles from alopecia areata, which is a disease that causes hair loss. But, that has not stopped Kayla. She is in the current running for Miss America which which will be announcing a winner January 15th 2011 around 10 pm Central time. :)
I'm hoping she wins and rips off that wig at the end!!
Believe in who you are, be thankful for what God has given you...celebrate your unique qualities. You're beautiful ;)
Rise up O woman of God In what He has given you The things God has laid on your heart Rise up, go forth, and doUnlock what God has placed within The potential you have inside The world is waiting for your release To expand your wings and fly
Arise in your God-given gifts For this is your finest hour Arise in the Lord’s holy might Ignited and empowered
For God is calling you to come forth To impact this world for Him Don’t hold back or limit yourself Let His power arise within
And take His message to the world To those that have lost their way For you can surely make a difference If you’d hear His voice and obey
You shall be strengthened in the Lord As you begin to arise Conquering those doubts that pull you down And believe who you are in Christ
For you shall surely be transformed As, in you, God increases more And become a woman of true excellence Bringing honour to her Lord
© By M.S.Lowndes~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Also, Claudia from Biopelle made an advertisement for me regarding our giveaway. Be sure you check this out and enter; Biopelle is letting me give away some of my favorite products. It is open for another week and a half. The contest is in the post below this! Hope everyone's having a wonderful week!!! xo, LOVELO