Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Mineral Makeup Expert

I am excited to introduce you to Brett Bizick, a makeup artist to the stars, who will be sharing expert tips and techniques and providing makeup advice for Affordable Mineral Makeup™ customers in the near future. Click on Brett's name to learn more about him and his services that will soon be available to you! :)

If you would like to place an order for Affordable Mineral Makeup™ I would greatly appreciate it if you would then return here and re-enter the AMM website through my consultant link at http://www.InnerBeautyGirlz.com  - thanks so much! :)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

What to Wear

I put on righteousness as my clothing;
                                                                     justice was my robe...
Job 29:14

Friday, July 9, 2010

Last Day to Save 15%

The 15% discount code welcomefromarlene expires tonight (July 9) at midnight EST. Don't miss out on these great additional savings on already Affordable Mineral Makeup™ from www.InnerBeautyGirls.com 

Please let me know if you have any questions about mineral makeup or I may be of any kind of assistance with your beauty needs. :)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering.

Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God.

You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.
Romans 12:1-2 The Message

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Celebrate Savings

We are celebrating Arlene, our new owner at Affordable Mineral Makeup™! :) Until July 9, you can celebrate with us by taking 15% off your entire order at www.InnerBeautyGirls.com with coupon code: welcomefromarlene

And an even bigger reason to celebrate: Happy U.S. Independence Day! Thanking God for freedom and for all those who know, first hand, that freedom isn't free but have chosen to pay that price on my behalf.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Weight Gain & Contentment

I've gained weight the past year and a half. A lot of weight. I was asked three times last week if I was pregnant because I'm carrying most of that weight right out front in my belly. I've dealt with many medical issues and there's no doubt that my hormones are way out of balance. I weight more than 50 pounds more today than I did when I was pregnant with our daughter eight years ago. About 40 of those pounds have been packed on the past 20 months.

I am frustrated. I don't like my body. I don't like getting dressed. I don't like getting undressed even more. I have stacks of clothes I can't get into, some now 3 or 4 sizes too small, that I've been stashing away for when I can get the pound off.

Today I'm choosing a new attitude. Yes, I would still like to shed some weight, for health, for self-esteem, for so many reasons. But the fact is, this is my body right now. The same Holy Spirit lives inside this broken temple who lived here when I was at my healthiest, most fit, most attractive days. I can make choices that will keep this body as well-conditioned as I am able, but honestly some of this is simply beyond my control.

So today I went through all my clothes, those horded away for someday and those still hanging in my closet, many ill-fitting even though I try to still squeeze into them. To my delight I found a few things I honestly didn't think would fit that still work nicely. :) I kept about 5 things that are very near to fitting, just a tiny snug right now, because if I can loose a few pounds and under-grow what I have, I still have a tiny cushion of options before I hit yard sales and consignment stores for smaller sizes.

I sorted and organized all the rest and can walk into my closet and know that absolutely anything I pull off the hanger will fit on this body and I won't have to fight through five or six outfit changes (and accompanying tears and words of self-loathing) just to get dressed in the morning. And as a bonus, I now get to bless some friends with an abundance of clothing that can be enjoyed again, no longer a source of frustration to their owner.

But godliness with contentment is great gain.

- 1 Timothy 6:6

Father, please grant me contentment in my "great gain" that I can have a heart to fully embrace the body you have given me and glorify you with it, just as I am.