Thursday, September 11, 2014

Makeup works...

I LOVE the way that makeup transforms faces. It covers blemishes, gives our faces a glow, and it adds colour. With the right techniques, makeup can also widen eyes and enlarge lips. 
It is only in recent years that I have started wearing makeup. I started off wearing foundation to cover up my adult acne and freckles, then I realised how pretty makeup made me feel! You can change a face, just by applying mascara and eyeliner. 
I have tried various brands of makeup over the past few years such as: Australias, Revlon, HD, Max Factor, DB, Thin Lizzy Mineral Makeup, Nude minerals, and Napoleon Perdis. My favourite foundation so far is Napoleon, because it gives me more of a professional Matte finish. I was using Thin Lizzy for a while, because it is natural, but it doesn't give as much coverage. Nude makeup mineral foundation is apparently better than Thin Lizzy, but I never got around to trying it before I discovered Napoleon. I  do, however, use Nude brushes, and Nude powder. 
I won't step outside without makeup on. I probably sound insecure, I guess I am self contious, but I also see makeup as more than just a cover up. As I said, it gives us a glow, and adds colour. 

This morning I did a before and after shot, with and without makeup :) 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

50 questions that will free your mind (questions and answers) -question ten

Question ten-
Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?

I'm sorry, but I can't choose! Doing things right is important to me, I hate messing things up. I can be a bit of a perfectionist. I also like doing the right thing because it is common sence. 
My short answer is, "both". 

50 questions that will free your mind (questions and answers) -question nine

Question nine-
To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken?

This is a tricky question to answer. I'm not always good at explaining what I am trying to get across, so I hope this makes sence...
God is my pilot, he speaks to me through my heart, and I try to listen. Sometimes I don't hear him, but I want to. He doesn't controll me like a puppet as such.., e.g it was my decision to follow him. However I believe he guides me.  I try to not let other people control the way I live. If I let everything that is negative, controll the way I live, then I would be a mess. On the other hand, I wouldn't want to be completely in controll either. 

Monday, September 8, 2014

50 questions that will free your mind (questions and answers) -question eight

Question Eight-
If the average human lifespan was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?

I would have spent less time in school and study. I would have gotten married earlier to have children (we would all have to have children early, if we wanted to see them grow up!). I would try harder to persue my dreams. 
I guess I see the idea of only living till 40 as a bad thing, because it would mean growing up faster, and doing things in a rush. I can't imagine not having grandparents. It makes me want to thank God, that we don't have to live life rushing. Sure, we don't know the day or hour that we will die, and we should live each day as though it is our last... But I don't think God meant for us to rush around in a panic. 
Just a thought.

50 questions that will free your mind (questions and answers) -question seven

Question Seven-
Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing? 

I think for now, I'm settling for what I'm doing. Money seems to block our paths sometimes, leaving us to wait. I guess this is God's way of teaching me patience. I will get there one day. 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

My heart is overwhelmed

Every now and again, I get this crazy overwhelming feeling. When I'm tired, I'm naturally a bit emotional, but I fully believe that God uses these moments to talk to me. He takes me away from my idea of reality, and he gives me a new perspective. I reflect on my past and I pray that I will never live through those mistakes again. I pray that my past hurt, won't damage my future. The future seems so innocent on the outside, but on the inside I'm certain that I will make more mistakes.
When I think about the present, I'm ashamed of myself. I believe God is using this moment right now to ask me direct my focus on him, not on the wordly things that don't matter. 

Matthew 6:19-21
Treasures in Heaven
6:22, 23pp — Lk 11:34-36
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

This passage is probably more relevant now than ever. I'm constantly spending time playing games on my IPad, checking Facebook and emails, and watching funny YouTube videos. All of which are fun, but are meaningless in the long run. I wish I had the motivation to live for Jesus instead. I want to focus on him, as the centre of my life. I hate that I forget him, even after all he has done for me. I need to use my built up passion for his cause, and in my relationship with him. 
I don't like to put my own words into God's mouth, but I feel like he is saying to me "Elissa, where are you? I want you back, precious daughter, come to me". If that is what he is saying, then I need to obey him!

When my heart is overwhelmed, I am drawn to him. I am captivated by his awesome love. He reassures me that it will be ok. He is the ultimate gift that keeps on giving, without hesitation. He directs me onto the right path, and reminds me that he is the way, the truth and the life. He reminds me that he is the light that won't dim or black out. He tells me to trust, because he has this under controll. 
The battle has been won, there is no need for me to fight.