So today I’m talking about my favourite foundation. I love trying new foundations. I have tried many. Now with saying that I have tried many drugstore foundations, never any high end foundations like Mac or Kat Von D. I wish but they are so dang expensive! I’m sure they are amazing and when I win the lottery I will try them all. But for now I stick to drugstore foundations which can be pricey enough!
This little gem is $16. Which I think is a tad pricey BUT it lasts a long time and has great quality. You can buy it HERE.
This stuff gives me a glowy look but not greasy! It’s not a heavy foundation. It gives a nice even coverage and lasts all day. I’ve tried the Pro-Matte version of it and really liked it as well but I have dry skin so this Pro-Glow works better for me! I recommend the matte version for any oily skin types.
I start with a clean and moisturized face…
Then I like to use my ELF blender brush to put it on (you can now buy ELF at Walmart!!). It takes me less than a minute to buff this in! By adding more layers of foundation you’ll get more coverage but I find one layer is just perfect.
BLENDING is key!! Just keep brushing that brush all over your face in circular motions until you don’t see any streaks. Then you end up with an even looking skin tone.
BEFORE FOUNDATION AFTER FOUNDATION
Then I add some bronzer and mascara and voilaaaaaaa
This is my everyday look that takes me under 10 minutes to do.
Here’s what my everyday makeup bag looks like…ps my new NYX finishing powder smashed today when I was using it…it was so sad. I’m going to try and salvage it!
Now I do wear glasses quite often so if I do I add a little winged eyeliner to give me a more defined eye look. I find when I wear glasses that it looks better when I darken my eye look because it highlights my eyes from behind the lenses!
Now for some Jesus time…
I have a little testimony story I need to share with you guys.
Ever since I was in Grade 2 I have wanted to be a teacher. I went to school to be a teacher and graduated almost 3 years ago now from Teacher’s College. This was my dream! I was determined to go and find a teaching job even when everyone said it was impossible. I had worked at a daycare for the past 4 years on and off when I wasn’t in school. So I started working full time there for the summer while I prepared to apply for teaching positions. The summer turned into almost 3 years of full time work at the daycare. I had an amazing job at the daycare. I tried applying once for the school board but didn’t get in. So I did an online program to complete my early childhood educator diploma to further my opportunities at the daycare. I thought my teaching career was a lost dream. During my last placement in the ECE program I worked in a kindergarten classroom. It was amazing and my passion for teaching just fired right back up. I knew I wanted to be in the classroom! But there was a problem the school board hadn’t opened up for 2 years and there was literally NO JOBS. Unless I moved far away and left my husband which I wasn’t about to do lol. So I started praying. And my family started praying for me.
I remember having a conversation with my Grandpa and him saying “I am going to pray for you to get a teaching job and now YOU just have to believe that God will do it!”. And he prayed for me right there in the living room. I thought ya that’s true I need to start believing that He – the God that created this whole earth and can raise the dead to life – can do this for me! It’s bad but sometimes my faith is so weak and small. My thoughts take over. I think “well I mean I’m going to try and believe that God can do this for me but really it’s impossible because there are no jobs and the board hasn’t opened up for 2 years and I don’t speak French and I don’t have this qualification and that qualification…so ya I’ll pray about it but I won’t get my hopes up”.
A week after my Grandpa prayed for me I got an email that a board 45 mins away was opening for emergency supply teachers (they call you last minute when the real supply teachers can’t make it to their posting that day). I applied immediately and got on right away! It was awesome but not really enough for me to quit my full-time job for. A couple of other things fell right into place and doors just kept opening up and God gave me this sense of peace/told me to quit my job. So I did. It was so scary. I don’t even know how I did it to be honest because it was a GOOD job!
So in my last week working at the daycare I had stop leasing the car I had because I couldn’t afford it. I was soon to be job-less and car-less with a not-so promising job ahead of me. When I went to sign the paperwork for the emergency supply job they said they couldn’t guarantee work for us and we could be called anywhere between once every month to everyday, it varies. (sidenote: this was in November and I still have yet to be called in to supply teach for this board)
SO now I am poor and feeling stupid…but hey at least I trusted God right? lol. You can imagine I was freaking out! But in a weird way. Whenever I would freak out and have a good cry that my life is falling apart lol God would gently remind me of His faithfulness thus far and give me a peace. I didn’t want to except that peace at times because I thought no this is so silly I need to go beg for my job back what am I doing?!
That week that I had quit my job… the school board opened up (my dream school board, the one I have wanted to be on since I moved here!). I got an interview within 3 days of applying and then within 24 hours of the interview I got hired on as an occasional teacher AND I have gotten a call to work everyday since I started! ANNDDDDDDDD I needed a car right? So my husband and I went to go look at my Dad’s friend’s car that he was selling. When we sat down with him and told him we wanted to buy it, he told us that he wanted to give it to us for FREE! He said that God had been putting it on his heart that he was to give us this car. This man said something to us that I will never forget…He said that this car will be a stone of remembrance for you and your husband. Just like Joshua at the Jordan River and how he collected stones and stacked them up high in the river so that everyone could look at the huge pile of stones and remember God’s great faithfulness for all of the people of Israel. The monument served as a remembrance of how God had led the Israelites into the Promised Land.
God is SO faithful! And sometimes I forget how faithful He is. But just like Joshua I want to remember these stones so that next time I think something is impossible or is a lost dream, that I can remember His faithfulness. He has brought me through and he will continue to bring me through.
If you are still at the end thank you for reading this. I just felt like I needed to share my testimony so that I could encourage maybe at least one person and to give glory to God for all that He has done in my life.
There will be good times and bad times but I will choose to remember He is faithful! Sometimes that is hard for us to do but He is so good and gives us ‘stones’ to show us His faithfulness as reminders. Everyday it’s a decision to trust God blindly and surrender your own plans for your life. It can be so scary but the reward is so amazing! I am living proof of it as I sit here writing to you a TEACHER! I thought that ship had sailed but God had other plans and I am SO glad He gave me the courage and peace to step out in faith.