“That’s What Faith Can Do”

“That’s What Faith Can Do”

Hey guys, I know this isn’t normally what I talk about on the blog but feel that I need to share this with you. If your faith is weak or you just need a blessing, please read this blog post.

A few days ago, I received my devotional for the day, which said “Beloved, now we are children of God, and it is not yet revealed what we will be. But we know that, when he is revealed, we will be like him; for we will see him just as he is. Everyone who has this hope set on him purifies himself, even as he is pure.” I thought it really spoke to me because it reminded me that God is not done. He has a plan for all of us whether we believe it or not. As stressed as I had been with all the unknowns in my life, I felt so much peace that morning and knew that God didn’t want me to worry anymore.

Later that evening, I went to Daniel’s house and sat beside him as he read his bible. After a few minutes of thinking about the verse that I read that morning from my devotional, I decided to share it with him, not knowing what he was reading. After I shared it with him, he looked at me with a scared look and said “look what I’m reading.” It was the exact same verse that I received this morning on my devotional! Guys.. God is so real!! I know there are many things that can get us down and allow us to think that God isn’t on our side, but days like these confirm that God is always there and that if we truly trust in him, he will not let us fail.

Also, something that I do when I feel down is listen to worship music. I love the song “What Faith Can Do.” When I listen to it, I remember all that God has done in my life and what he continues to do for me daily. It’s a great way to take the focus off of myself and just praise him for a little while.

I hope this story blessed you as much as it blessed me. I wanted to share it with you because we have so many things happen daily that we don’t understand and little miracles like these definitely confirm our beliefs and what God can really do in our lives. If you have any questions, please feel free to message me any time! Also, I would LOVE to hear about some miracles that God has performed in your life!

He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.

xoxo,

Hannah

 

January Favorites

January Favorites

 

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Hey guys! I wanted to share with you some of the products I have been LOVING this past month. You might have seen some of these products in my previous posts, but I wanted to share some of them again because they are just so good and worth the hype! Here are my January favorites….

Double Duty Beauty Shape Tape Contour Concealer (light)– I know everyone is raving about this concealer but it truly is the best one I have ever tried (even better than my mac pro long wear). It is easy to apply and blends out very easily. This concealer is extremely full coverage and takes the smallest amount to cover any darkness or imperfections. It also comes in many shades; therefore, I think anyone could find their perfect match with this concealer. It is a little pricey; however, I believe that it is worth every penny because you get a ton of product and it will not dry up. This concealer lasts such a long time, so you don’t have to worry about constantly buying it all the time. I definitely recommend this concealer, especially if you are looking for one to last all day.

YSL Black Opium Eau de Parfum– Let me just tell you…. This is my FAVORITE perfume ever! If you are looking for a nice perfume that is going to last all day, I would definitely recommend this one. What is funny about this perfume is that I think it smells better the longer I wear it. I have gone many places and been asked what I was wearing and I had been wearing the perfume for a good eight hours already. The smell is heavenly! It is very feminine and kind of smells like a mix of flowers and vanilla. I love this perfume so much and the best part about it is that it lasts all day long, yet it isn’t overpowering.

Fake Bake Flawless Darker Self Tanner– Every time I have applied my self tanner lately, it has always been my fake bake. I know I have previously mentioned this self tanner in my favorite self tanners post, but I wanted to share it again because I love it so much. After I apply it, I am left with a deep, dark brown color and it looks so natural and smooth. I don’t notice any streaks with this self tanner and it is so easy to build up if I want the color to be darker. I also really like this one because it doesn’t stick to my dry patches; therefore, if I don’t exfoliate that well, it won’t look crazy on me. I really love this tanner and would recommend this one above all the others I have tried.

Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser – This cleanser has really helped keep my face clean this month. I have been recovering from extremely bad cystic acne and painful, tiny whiteheads I would always get around my nose and mouth and this cleanser has helped a bunch with keeping my skin free of them. I don’t think it helps with preventing cystic acne because a lot of that is internal; however, I don’t get those annoying whiteheads anymore; therefore, I know this product helps with acne on the surface of the skin. I believe it has helped my skin so much because it is a makeup remover and cleanser all in one. It takes almost all of my makeup off while cleansing my face. If you want to try this cleanser but don’t want to buy the big bottle, there is a smaller bottle where you can test it out first. This cleanser is definitely worth a try if you suffer from annoying whiteheads or just need a good face cleanser.

Mally Poreless Perfection Foundation (light)– This makeup really surprised me because when my face was breaking out with those huge bumps, I felt like no makeup could cover them or make them look less noticeable. I decided to try this powder because someone in my family recommended it to me and it looked so pretty on her skin. After I applied my regular foundation and concealer, I applied this makeup to those huge bumps on my chin and was super surprised because it actually covered them and made them look almost invisible. If you are struggling to find some makeup that actually covers your blemishes, I would definitely recommend this powder.

Its a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product Plus Keratin– This leave-in conditioner has done wonders for my hair in such a short period of time. I can’t rave about this product enough. It really tames my hair and leaves it so smooth and tangle-free. I had such a hard time finding a product that would actually make my hair look healthy and am so happy that I tried its a 10! When they say “miracle Leave-in Product” they aren’t joking.

Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick (Milk & Cookies)– This lipstick is so good! Finding good quality drugstore lipsticks are extremely difficult to come by so this product really surprised me. It is a matte lipstick; however, it does not dry out my lips or leave those weird lines. It goes on smoothly and stays on all day long. I really love the colors too and that it has so many different ones. You definitely need these in your life!

I hope you enjoyed this post and found it helpful! If you have any questions, feel free to message me any time.

“Live happy, share love, be undeniably fabulous!”

 

xoxo,

Hannah

 

5 Things You May Not Know about Me and My Fiancé.

5 Things You May Not Know about Me and My Fiancé.

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Hey everyone! I hope you are having an amazing day! I want to share with you 5 things you may not know about me and my fiancé.

1. We met when we were fifteen and it took me the longest time to actually talk to him. We began instant messaging on facebook and then texting; however, when he tried to talk to me in person, I would walk away because I was too nervous to talk to him. When I finally got the courage to talk to him, we starting hanging out and became best friends. Im sure that now he probably wishes I would quit talking as much but I always joke with him that he is going to be stuck with me forever in June.

2. We LOVE to eat! Our favorite things to eat are Mexican and pizza. I never thought I would find someone as picky as me until I met Daniel; therefore, if we can’t decide what to eat, then Mexican or pizza usually wins.

3. My fiancé is one of the happiest people I know. He always encourages me in whatever I am doing and his positivity really helps me get through hard times. I am guilty of assuming the worst about everything and he has a way of keeping me positive and happy. I think that is why we are so good together because when one of us is down, we always try to pick each other up.

4. Our favorite thing to do besides eat is watch football and Netflix together. We are big Georgia Bulldogs fans and when we aren’t watching football, we are watching Netflix. If you haven’t seen Shooter or Taken, you need to watch them! They are both so good and very action packed!

5. We try to put God first in our lives as much as we can. We both know that good relationships don’t last without God and we want to always put God in the center of ours. Sometimes Daniel will send me scripture or daily devotionals and most of the time they are exactly what we need when we are stressed or just need some advice. I truly feel that he is the perfect person for me and that God knew what he was doing when he put us together.

I hope that you learned some new things about our relationship and thought it was interesting. If you have any questions, feel free to message me any time! Also, what are your favorite things to do with your significant other?

Let all that you do be done in love. – 1 Corinthians 16:14

xoxo,

Hannah

 

How to Fake Longer Lashes Using All Drugstore Products!

How to Fake Longer Lashes Using All Drugstore Products!

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Hey everyone! I want to share with you how I fake having longer lashes using all drugstore products. I’ve never had long lashes and for the longest time was so envious of everyone who did because I had no idea how I could make them look as if they were longer. At the time, I was terrified of eye lash curlers because I thought that they would pull out my eye lashes (I’ve heard some crazy stories); however, I eventually realized the correct way to use them and now don’t go a day without using them. Even though eye lash curlers are amazing, I also believe that the type of mascara can make or break your lashes. I am going to share with you three products that I use (all from the drugstore) that truly work for me to make my eyelashes look longer.

Revlon Gold Series Lash Curler: This lash curler is amazing! I love it because it curls my lashes so well. If you have seen me without makeup, then you know that my lashes are extremely short and straight. With this lash curler, I don’t have to worry about them being so short or looking crazy because it gets the job done. When I curl my lashes, I usually curl them about three or four times, just to make sure that I curled all of them. I also make sure to curl them before I apply my mascara. It is best to do it this way so your eyelashes don’t get stuck to the lash curler, causing them to be pulled out. I have tried other eyelash curlers; however, I didn’t like them as much as I like this one. I truly think it is amazing and have gone through like 3 of them now. I do replace my lash curler when I notice it to have too much mascara on it, just so it works better.

Loreal Original Telescopic Mascara (blackest black): This is the best mascara that I have ever used! I love it because it doesn’t clump my lashes and makes them extremely long! It is very difficult for me to find a mascara that won’t clump my lashes and with this one, it doesn’t do that at all. I also find that I can apply a good bit to my lashes and build up the color. The only downfall with this mascara is that it doesn’t get extremely dark like other mascaras I have tried. For this reason, I go in with another mascara that is a bit darker to darken up my lashes, which allows them to stand out better.

Maybelline Volume Express the Falsies Mascara (very black): This mascara works well to darken my lashes and it only takes a couple coats to get the job done. I think this is a great mascara; however, if you use too much, it does clump your lashes. I love this mascara and that the color gets so dark. If you want your lashes to really stand out, then I definitely recommend trying this product.

I hope that you found this post to be helpful and if you have any questions, feel free to message me any time! Also, what are some of your favorite mascaras?

If it makes you feel beautiful, then do it. -Unknown

xoxo,

Hannah

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My Favorite Self Tanners

My Favorite Self Tanners

 


Hey everyone! Today, I want to share with you my favorite self tanners. I’ve never been one to lay in the tanning bed or in the sun very long so having these products to use has been a life saver! I am definitely one of those people that cannot stand to be pale. I don’t know why, but I don’t look good pale at all. I definitely did not get the dark skin tone that most of my family seems to have.

Before we get started talking about my favorite self tanners, I want to quickly explain that you need to shave and exfoliate very well before you apply any self tanner to your skin. This will ensure that the tanner soaks into your skin and doesn’t sit on the surface, and you will get a deeper and darker color. I have used many self tanners in the past and wondered why they didn’t get me very dark. Lets just say I was being lazy and not exfoliating before I applied it; therefore, it sat on the surface of my skin and most of it washed off with the color guard the next morning. The products that I use to exfoliate include exfoliating gloves, a sugar scrub, and my clarisonic. I don’t think that you have to go out and buy the clarisonic to exfoliate your face, but I have just had mine for a while and it is what works best for me. I will link all of the exfoliating products below if you want to check them out. Here are my favorite self tanners.

1. Fake Bake Flawless Darker: This self tanner is one of my top favorites because it is easy to use, the color is a nice, dark brown color (no orange tint) and it has a color guard so you can see where you are applying the product. I also really like the smell because it reminds me of the beach. I love that you can decide how dark you want your tan to be because it is easy to build upon the color you already have. For example, I will put on one coat of self tanner and then a few minutes later I will go in with another coat to darken the color up even more. I like that it works this way so that the color looks more natural and I don’t have to worry about people seeing streaks (been there, done that many times). The only negative thing I have to say about this tanner is that when applying it, it can get extremely messy; therefore, I always put a dark towel on the floor when I spray the product so it doesn’t get all over my bathroom floor. I find that I get a darker color if I spray it directly on my skin but you can also spray the product on the mitt and apply it that way if you think it might be too messy. I would definitely recommend this self tanner to anyone because it’s easy to build up and you can get very dark with this product.

2. Loving Tan 2 Hour Express (Dark): I really like this self tanner because it is a mousse; therefore, it goes on a lot quicker and easier. It isn’t hard to rub in and it leaves you with a pretty, dark brown color. This one has a color guard as well, which helps you see where you applied the self tanner and if you missed any spots. The only negative thing I have to say about this one is that if you don’t moisturize well, it will get streaky within a couple days when it wears off. For the longest time I couldn’t figure out why it would get patchy on me, but when I kept applying lotion every day, it didn’t have that effect on me. I would definitely repurchase this product because when they say “2 hour express” they really mean 2 hours. This tan develops very fast so if you have somewhere to be in just a few hours, then this product would be really great for you.

3. St. Moriz 60 Minute Tan: This self tanner is so amazing because it’s not expensive, it can easily be applied because it’s a mousse, and it doesn’t get streaky at all. I love it because I can put it on really fast and not have weird streaks. This one also has a very dark color guide so you can see where you are applying the product. I find that I am usually reaching for this one the most because it’s so easy to put on and it gets me extremely dark. This self tanner lasts about 3-4 days, but most of the time I still have some color by day 5 or 6. I really think it is all about how good you exfoliate and moisturize so the tan can sink into your skin and last a while. I will link some good exfoliating products below.

4. St. Tropez Classic Self Tanning Mousse: I also really like this self tanner because if you want a nice glow, but don’t want to get crazy dark, then this one would be good to use. This might sound crazy but sometimes I put this on after I get out of the shower and the next night I will go in with another tanner that is darker if I want to build up the color. By doing this, my tan looks so natural and I have been asked many times what I was using, because everyone knows I’m never naturally tan. I don’t think you can go wrong with this self tanner because it is very high quality; however, if you are looking for something to get you really dark very fast, then I would either use the fake bake flawless or the St. Moriz 60 minute tan that I previously mentioned above. St. Tropez does have a starter kit if you have never self tanned before and just want to try it out. I will link it below.

5. Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer (Med/Tan): I love this moisturizer because it enhances the tan that I already have. It doesn’t get streaky on me and it’s great for prolonging my tan so I don’t have to reapply self tanner as often. Jergens also has a face tanner, so if you have sensitive skin like I do, then the face tanner might be best to use on your face so you don’t break out.

I hope that this was helpful and if you have any questions, feel free to message me any time!

Some days you just have to create your own sunshine. -Unknown

xoxo,

Hannah

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How to Get Perfect Curls

How to Get Perfect Curls

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Hey everyone! Today I want to share with you what I use to curl my hair. I am obsessed with curling my hair and getting those perfect curls and want to share with you how I do it, but first I want to tell you a little bit about my hair. I have very thick, coarse hair. It is extremely hard for it to hold a curl if I don’t have a curling iron that gets hot enough to reach all the strands of my hair. For this reason, I bought a very high quality curling wand that curls my hair and the curls last for days. I can sleep on them, throw my hair up in a bun, and even exercise and my curls will not fall out. I truly believe that with hair products, especially curling wands, you get what you pay for. Don’t get me wrong, I was very skeptical about this wand for a long time, but after seeing the reviews and amazing things it did for people’s hair, I knew that I had to get it. I wanted to share my reason for buying it because I knew that people would wonder why someone would pay so much for a curling wand. Let me tell you, it works miracles!

The curling wand that I use every day is a T3 interchangeable curling wand (I will link it below). It comes with three different barrels and gets extremely hot. I use the one inch barrel on my hair because it gives me those perfect curls that don’t make my hair look extremely short and kinky. What I really love about this wand is that I can also pull the curls out to make them look more natural and don’t have to worry about them completely falling out. Since this wand does get extremely hot, it reaches all the strands of my hair and keeps me from having to re-curl pieces throughout the day. I mean what girl doesn’t want that perfect hair that lasts all day long? I will say that if you are looking for a wand that does just that, then this one would be perfect for you. The only negative thing I can say about this wand is that it is very pricey. For this reason, I want to share with you another amazing wand that I believe is almost just as good.

The Nume Magic Wand Curling Iron is also one of my favorite curling wands I have ever used. It gets extremely hot, just like the T3 and leaves you with those perfect curls that lasts for days. The only difference between the two wands is that the T3 gets a little bit hotter, which is good for girls with extremely thick hair like mine. This wand also falls into a better price range and can be found at many places (I will link this one below). I also have the three piece set, which is called the Titan 3. This set has three different sized barrels with it, so you can switch it up for different looks, just like the T3 interchangeable wand. Both of these wands have heat settings so you can choose how hot you want the wand to get, which is great because it’s suitable for all hair types. I absolutely love Nume wands and would recommend them to anyone who is interested in buying a good quality wand, but does not want to spend a ton of money on one. Also, if you are just wanting to buy one of them, I would recommend the 1 inch Nume Magic Wand.

If you have any questions, feel free to message me any time! Also, let me know if you have tried any of these wands and tell me what you think of them!

Next time you think of beautiful things, don’t forget to count yourself in.” -unknown

xoxo,

Hannah

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How I Got Rid of My Dark Circles!

How I Got Rid of My Dark Circles!

Hey guys! I hope you are having a great weekend! Today, I want to share with you how I  faded my dark circles. When I was in middle school, people would ask me all the time if I was tired because my dark circles were so prominent. I was once asked if I had a black eye (true story) and that was when I began to have confidence issues. I began experimenting with makeup to hide my imperfections because back then, I thought that was the only solution to cover them. As I got older, I started putting more and more makeup on, trying to hide them. I also started drinking more water, thinking it might fix the problem. I did notice that my dark circles weren’t as prominent; however, they still did not go away, and it really bothered me. I felt like I couldn’t go anywhere without makeup. Isn’t that a terrible feeling?

Estee lauder eye cream

About six months ago, I went to Belk to buy my Estee Lauder foundation and was given some skincare products that were part of the purchase. The Advanced Night Repair Eye Cream (pictured above) was one of the products that I received, and little did I know that it would be one of my holy grail beauty products.

As I looked more and more at my dark circles, it motivated me to give the eye cream a try. I started getting very serious about my skincare routine and put this eye cream on every night and morning. Within a few weeks I began to notice a HUGE change in my skin. I got to the point where I didn’t wear makeup as much because I didn’t see as many imperfections and I noticed that my skin had a glow that I had never seen before. I truly believe that this eye cream helped fade my dark circles because nothing I had ever used before actually helped them. This product is amazing and I know that it is expensive, but I would definitely repurchase it because of the amazing benefits it has. If you are looking for a good eye cream, I would recommend this above anything else.

If you have any questions, feel free to message me any time!

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. -Marilyn Monroe

xoxo,

Hannah

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