Charm is Deceptive and Beauty is Fleeting...

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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.

Proverbs 31:3

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:



Lauren :)

Merry Christmas to you! LOVE Lauren..

Hey Everyone!! Merry Merry Christmas!!! I woke up early.. this is the first year that I did not wake up with my parents and brother on Christmas morning. But, this year I woke up with my husband and  cute kitty (Bear). I guess I'm growing up. But, it's all good... last night the whole fam came over to our new apartment and spent a few hours eating, laughing and exchanging gifts.

Christmas has always been a magical time of year for me and my family and I think people across the world everywhere. It is the most celebrated holiday, the most commercialized holiday, and the one that has the most traditions and gifts. It's honestly fabulous... and many of us wish that it could be Christmas every day of the year. For me, I'd wish that mostly so that I never had things I was obligated to do. Christmas is a day where you can really do whatever you want to do.

Anyway, I just wanted to with you all a very Happy Christmas Day and to be very blessed in all that you do, with family, friends and in the days activities. I appreciate all of you who pay attention to my blog. Writing is my passion, and I am so very blessed to have some of the supportive people in my life that I do.

With that I'd like to share a poem I found that truely expresses what I want to say to you all today:

Don't Forget Jesus 

Christmas is a special time To reflect on Jesus Christ The wonder of His lowly birth Brings meaning to our lives

There really is no other reason We celebrate this day The birth of God's precious son And the life He willingly gave

But so much seems to distract us In the busy-ness of our lives We lose our focus in all the happenings Not knowing, we leave out Christ

We lose sight of the true meaning As we endlessly rush about Trying to find that perfect gift Seems to cloud our Saviour out

We need to stop and reflect awhile Remembering our precious Lord His birth, His life and sacrifice And all that He stands for

For though the world may celebrate It seems though for other reasons Let's keep in mind that Jesus Christ Is the true meaning of the season

© By M.S.Lowndes

Love you all...many blessings, LOVE  LO (Lauren)

Beauty Brands Supporting World AIDS Day & GO NAILS WINNER

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Hey Guys!

I have a winner for the GO nails natural growth formula. That is....DONNA who commented and said, "I am thankful for my God, family and our health."  Congratulations Donna! Please e-mail me, leolucky777@yahoo.com,  your mailing address so myself and GO NAILS can get your product shipped to you!

Don't be bummed if you didn't win this time! I have more giveaways coming up. :) Thank you to all who entered.

As I mentioned in my last blog post, I moved into a new place. This has nothing to do with beauty...but it is a reason why I've been kinda slow in posting beauty blogs. If you want to see more photos, find me on facebook: leolucky777@yahoo.com

Many of you may know, today is WORLD AIDS DAY. A few beauty companies that help support and raise awareness for Aids are the following.

MAC COSMETICS. All year round at MAC stop in and take a look at the collection of Viva Glam Lipsticks and Glosses priced at $14.50 US. All of the selling price goes to the MAC AIDS FUND. Yes. I said ALL of the selling price. MAC has been a supporter of the AIDS foundation for years and has raised well over 100 million dollars  selling lipsticks and lipglosses alone!!! Another AWESOME item to check out in MAC stores near you are the VIVA GLAM holiday sets. :)

Barielle. The company about nails and toes will be giving 10 % of their proceeds today to the National Aids trust. Barielle has a fantastic Intensive Hand Treatment Cream that restores dry , thirsty hands overnight while you sleep! They also have new holiday nail colors. Check them out at www.barielle.com

Kiehls. Kiehls makes a hand lotion called, Hand Care for a Cure Hand Salve ($12.50). All of the profits from this lotion go to  amfAR, an AIDS research charity. Check out Kiehls at http://www.kiehls.com/

That's all I know of guys! I'm sure there are many more beauty brands that support World AIDS Day. If YOU know of any , leave a comment and let me know below.

Have a wonderful day everyone! If you enjoy reading my beauty posts and want to be automatically entered into all of my giveaways go to the top right and subscribe!

Thanks xoxoxo LOVELO

MAC Eyeshadows:My Top 10 Picks for Fair Skin~SERIES

Hey Everyone! I was thinking about telling you all my top ten favorite MAC eyeshadows; but, that's  too difficult.  Do I tell you my favorites to use on myself? Or to use on others? And if for others , than who specifically? So, here's what I'll do. I'm going to have this post be a series.

I'll tell you my top ten picks for a FAIR SKIN TONE, LIGHT SKIN TONE, MEDIUM SKIN TONE , and DARK SKIN TONE.

With the holidays approaching,I hope this series of my favorite shades for the 4 different skin tones is helpful if you are picking out gifts!

Here is a list of my top ten MAC eyeshadows for FAIR skin tones. And, a slide show of the colors!

  • Naked Lunch- a shimmery light baby pink
  • Dazzlelight- a shimmery white/yellow
  • Era- A very soft brown
  • Arena- a  light peachy shade
  • All that glitters- A shimmery peachy neutral
  • Omega- A very light khaki brown
  • Patina- A shimmery greyish/brown
  • Quarry- A soft greyish purple
  • Shale- A shimmery soft purple.
  • Soba- A shimmery warm brown


MAC eyeshadows cost $14.50 a piece. For a complete list of shadows, go to the MAC WEBSITE here: http://www.maccosmetics.com/

Stay tuned for my next post which will be my top 10 MAC eyeshadow picks for light skin tones... :)


1 Peter 3:4 But let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious.

Inspirational Poem for Women...

Hey Everyone!
I've been writing a lot about products lately and I wanted to take a quick break from that. Here is a poem I want to  that I love to read as a reminder. Here it is below:
Arise Woman Of God


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!!!


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