Monday, July 20, 2009

A Day of Beauty at the Mall

I am constantly searching for fun things to do with complaining teenagers, that doesn't cost me a fortune. I've had to dig deep back into my mind and search for things my Mama did with my sister and me. Then, by happenstance, I got a great idea.

Saturday morning, I was in my bedroom getting dressed and all the sudden I had an audience, (the girls) asking all kinds of hair and makeup questions. Their Mom doesn't wear makeup, so when they are with me, the always want to get in my stuff and play around. I got to digging around and found some stuff I had bought but never used. I gave them that makeup, but then that brought on more questions. "What colors would look good on us?" Since they have beautifully tanned skin and I freckle and am fair skinned, I had no idea what colors, would look best on them.

I had an idea......let's go to the mall and get a makeup consultation, so we can know what colors you need to use. We went to the Clinique counter, and had a very sweet and helpful young lady named Jennifer, help us. She showed them the best ways to apply eyeshadow and eyeliner to accent their hazel eyes. (I have blue) They were on cloud nine.

I hit the jackpot with that idea. I bought them one duo eyeshadow apiece and scheduled a skin care consult for their next weekend visit.

Things are going pretty well. It's amazing to me how I know that I shouldn't worry about things such as the kids, and I shouldn't try to be in control of situations. God is in control and I should trust Him enough to take care of things. But sometimes, I fail in this area. But Friday night after a much stressful afternoon, with the kids, I had a little quite time and once again, gave all my worries and concerns up the One who cares more about me than any other. Jesus, precious Jesus. How He loves me. Every since then, I have had total peace and the kids have been wonderful. I truly stand amazed in God's Splendor and Grace.

Thanks so much for all your prayers, please continue to pray for all of us as a family.

In Christ Love,


Anonymous said...

that was a great idea! I wish someone had taken me to get a makeup consultation at that age :-) great thinking.

wearsinappropriateshoes said...

How much fun is that? And do you know how cool you are in their eyes now? I remember my first time getting makeup - felt like a princess. :)

Walking on Sunshine... said...

What a great idea!! They seemed like they enjoyed themselves! I would love to do something like with my daughter but she is so not into make-up or anything! And I on the other hand love make-up!!! Enjoy your week!

Alicia said...

REnee..I'm so glad you had a chance to do some bonding w/ the girls!!!!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

That was inspired!!

Denise said...

Such a wonderful idea. You are in my prayers.

Andrea said...

Those girls of yours are so GORGEOUS!