19 September 2014

Weekend Reading

A pic from an early, early morning. But so worth it, don't you think?

Hey friends! Happy Friday! I'm overjoyed at the sight of today because my family is coming into town for Parent's Weekend and I couldn't be happier. Sigh. Even though I have neglected homework (it doesn't really matter when something isn't exactly due soon, right?), I've cleaned my place and ready to go for family time and good food! Before your weekend commences, here are a few links to entertain you. Enjoy!

Have I ever shared with you how much I love Design Darling? Mackenzie Horan is a favorite blogger/fashionista of mine & her posts have been hit the spot lately. 

Another Every Girl home tour, except this one has a special place in my heart because I'm also from Alabama!

One of my favorites finally stepped in front of the camera on Paris in Four Months.

10 Classic Movies and Their Alter Ego Chairs - I die.

I always, always adore Victoria McGinley's Week/End posts the most so I thought I would share it with you!

Help Needed: Makeup Overhaul

I've been thinking about my makeup and skincare situation lately and haven't been too excited with what I have. I thought, well, I'll introduce a couple new products and update the old. That was until I read this incredibly informative article on The Every Girl. Y'all. I need help. Apparently I have been doing it all wrong for a couple years now and since I am only a mere college student, I have to be selective in the process of what it necessary and worth splurging on. I'll chronicle my ideas below:

1. Bronzer
What I have been doing: ELF bronzer/blush duo
What I need to be doing: bareMinerals READY Bronzer

2. Washing my face
What I have been doing: Oh lord, I could write a book. I love the face wash I am currently on, Clinique's Acne Solutions wash and toner. But I'm lacking in a scrub.
What I need to be doing: Clarisonic, apparently. Or I want to try Clinique's version.

3. Makeup brushes
What I have been doing: Various assortment
What I need to be doing: Clean the ones I have and invest in ones like these: bareSkin foundation brush, Sephora powder brush, and Sephora blush brush.

So tell me, what is your makeup routine? Any tips, tricks, or products I need to know about?

09 September 2014

Perfect Pins

So I have over 6,000 pins but I am definitely guilty of never following through with checking the link/website out or completing the craft. So today, I took a look back! Enjoy!

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Stop Apologizing

Hi, welcome (or welcome back) to my blog. If you haven't noticed, I took a rather long leave of absence for the month of August and early September with no warning. I'm here to say: I'm not sorry. I kept writing and rewriting the first post back in my head and the first words were always: I'm sorry. Well, to be honest I'm not. I needed the break to focus on my life outside of the internet. This past month has been a month of changes, experiences, and positive decisions. To put it broadly, I began my senior year of college and I wanted to focus 100% on my relationships in the flesh for a while. Let me tell you, it was worth it. I have never laughed so much in my entire life in the past two weeks: best friends are just plain good for your soul. This break allowed God to slip back into my life and remind me where I am right now. I am a student, a friend, a leader, and a follower of Christ. Those are four things I have chosen (actually, just now) to focus on this semester. That being said, I am hoping to continue to post on Gals + Grace because I do love it. The posts will definitely become less frequent as I hope to post more genuine and original content, something I have definitely struggled with in the past. Now, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for taking the time to read this. It means the world to me, no matter how many views or comments I receive. 

Much love,

05 September 2014

Weekend Reading

Some interesting/wonderful links to get you through the weekend. Enjoy! (p.s. this no class on Friday things really rocks)

All. White. Heaven. Here.

These Daniel Wellington watches. How have I never heard of them? Loving the men's collection.

The 10 Beauty Products Every Model Has in Her Medicine Cabinet: I'm in need a change when it comes to moisturizers and creams. I might (finally) splurge!

Well, now I want to go back to Paris because of this persuasive movie list.
Kent Brewster's pin on Pinterest.