Praise the Lord!

Sometimes I forget to take time out of the day and thank God for everything.

So.. here is a public thank you.
Thank you for the roof over my head.
Thank you for the extra money for the Taco Bell we indulged in today.
Thank you for the endless support and love our family doles out for us.
Thank you for our daily breath.
Thank you for the food in our pantry.
Thank you for the clothes on our backs.
Thank you for our Internet and TV.
Thank you for Netflix.
Thank you for the wonderful blessings of the hubby’s job.
Thank you for our friends.
Thank you for your love.
Thank you for your patience.
Thank you for hope.

We trust you with our lives.
We love you for the guidance and patience you provide to us.
We pray that you continue to watch over us and be patient with us as we struggle with the temptations of the world.

He makes me want to be a better human. He makes me want to be the person He made me to be.


Colourpop Surprise!

I came home to a package in the mail. I always get excited about packages in the mail. The only thing we get in the mail are advertisements or bills. I opened it and – voila! COLOURPOP. COLOURPOP. COLOURPOP! A dear friend of mine decided that she was going to love me and give me a collection of wonderful lip colors to brighten my life!

Ultra Satin Lip – Frick’N Frack. Ultra Matte Lip – Avenue. Mini Ultra Matte Lip Collection – Beeper/Clueless/Tulle/More Better/Creeper. I CAN’T EVEN. Of course, I had to try it all on tonight when the babies fell asleep. But of course my impatient self couldn’t wait that long. I waited until baby Shane fell asleep, but had to deal with baby Dom trying to get his hands inside the toilet while I attempted to put on these matte lips in the bathroom.


Ultra Satin Lip – Frick’N Frack. I look so darn good. It goes on smooth and looks even smoother when it’s on. The color is perfectly dark, but not too dark. Not too whore-y and not too goth. It’s wonderful. It’s the perfect fall church color. And did I mention how darn good it looks? I did only have it on for a few minutes so I’m unsure about how hydrating it is or how drying it is on the lips, but I am excited to wear it for a full day and to see how it holds up.

Ultra Matte Lip – Avenue. Can I just say that if I was a stripper or a professional escort, this would be my lip color? This is the hottest fall red. It’s dark. It’s intimidating. I think this will be my color when I want to intimate the crap out of whoever I’m meeting that day.

Mini Colourpops:
Beeper – It’s a basic nude, it seems. I’m not one for nude colors, but I’m okay with this shade! It’s a darker nude-ish color, but it looks pretty good. It’s basic so it’s perfect for a church or every day color where you don’t want to have a huge fashion statement, but still want to feel pretty.
Clueless – It’s pink! If you want an absolute feminine pink, this is it. It’s adorable, pink, cotton-candy-colored, and the color you want to have on when you are in a Notebook-like date.
Tulle – I thought I would like this better since I read all these hyped up reviews online before trying it on. It’s darker like the Avenue, but not as dark. It’s definitely a nice fall color and a step less scarier than the Avenue matte color. This may be a color that I put on when I don’t want to slay, but still want to look like a force that shouldn’t be reckoned with.
More Better – Red, red, red! It’s a deep red. Step up from Tulle. Lighter than Tulle, but deeper than Creeper. I love this as an every day, no-occasion, want-some-color, pop.
Creeper – This is the brightest red I have ever tried on. BUT IT LOOKS GOOD. It’s not a chalky red where it ruins your face and you fade into oblivion in the neon-ness of your lips. It pops, but still allows you to be the star. It’s a color Penelope Garcia proudly wear and pull off. It’s a miracle this type of color goes well with this skin tone, but it looks darn good.

I cannot begin to think of the ways I can thank my friend for giving me this wonderful indulgence. I hope one day I can return the favor and give her something amazingly thoughtful like she has done for me.


I heart you, Jasmine Frazier Charles! ❤