I do believe I had a little too much fun making the introduction. What do you think?
For those of you that have been around the last couple weeks know that I've been on a journey to cleanse our lives of negative energy and things that go in and on our bodies.
You may not know that I took a drastic step and threw out anything that I felt was probably harming us more than helping- all hygiene and beauty products included.
I challenged myself (a self proclaimed beauty addict) to a 30 day no-makeup challenge. And In this journey I realized how much my inner beauty relied on my out beauty. This was very interesting to discover- it wasn't something to be expected. That's a whole other blog post.
After I got in touch with my inner feelings about my desire for makeup and came to a comfortable place to start inserting a few products back into my life, I decided it had to be as close to natural as possible. Starting out, I simply slid a little Vaseline across my lips and called it a day. I love this option, mainly, because it works. However, I'm a girly girl and wanted to have a striking red lip for those days I was feeling a little sassy. Red colorants have a bad rap- synthetic ones anyway. So, I played around a bit, watched lots of youtube videos, read lots of DIY and HOW-TOs. The only thing I really discovered is how much people are blowing this whole thing out of proportion. Have you seen the prices on these products people are using?!
Are they insane?!
Piece of My Mind Monday:
I don't mean glancing in the mirror to see your outer reflection. I mean reflecting on what's inside.
Lately, I've been doing a lot of soul searching- what do I want in life, my purpose, my successes, my self worth.... am I doing a good job at being a mom/wife? Am I happy? Are those around me happy? Am I making anyone happy?
I'm asking myself a lot of questions. And in this I'm figuring out who I am, where I'm going, and why/if I want to be there.
What do you want in life?
Usually, I'm right on board with Pantone's color of the year. Generally, we're on the same track as far as my favorite color of the year and the Pantone color of the year. This year, however, I am not a fan.
It's coming across as lavendar-ish and I've never been fan of purples. I'm not sure why, but I'm always turned off by any sort of purple. It's a lovely color, just not one I choose to wear or decorate with.
I decided to go ahead and play along though, so I looked through my clothes and came up with my own version of these colors to create a look that I liked- on the cheap, of course.
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Shoestring Amy is a free-spirited momma. With a family of five comes an active lifestyle full of energy. Amy strives for a lifetime of fun, laughter, and memories. Rather than smothering in debt, working for "things," and walking the same ol' line of misery created by a dead end job, she creates much larger goals. CONTINUE READING....
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