Modest Monday and a Link Up!

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Modest MondayHi! I’m Jessica from Candle in the Night Blog and I’m so honored that Caroline asked me to write today’s Modest Monday. Many of us know how yucky you feel during the early days of pregnancy and I’m happy to be able to help Caroline out during this part of her’s.

Modest MondayThis Sunday, we went to church in the morning and then headed over to my sister’s house to celebrate my brother’s birthday. This outfit is perfect because it’s dressy enough to wear to church, but comfortable enough to wear anytime. I especially love my teal chevron skirt from Deborah & Co. It’s SO comfortable!

Modest MondayI should share, I’m not a full-time skirt wearer normally, but I decided to experiment with wearing skirts full time this summer and see how I liked it. It’s been interesting and I’m sharing my experiences and some other skirt pictures on my blog today.

What I Wore

Skirt – Deborah & Co

Top – Kohl’s

Necklace – A gift from my sister-in-law

Earrings – Handmade

Bobby Pins – Lib, Laugh, Love

Jessica is a wife, mother, and most importantly, a follower of Christ. She enjoys spending time with family, crafting, and finding ways to teach her little ones at home. She recently published the eBook, Kindergarten Ready in 40 Days and is enjoying going through the activities with her own preschooler. Learn more about Jessica by clicking here.

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Comparing Cowgirl Dirt versus L’BRI Makeup

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Long time readers know I used to promote Cowgirl Dirt makeup a lot. It is an affordable natural makeup option, and at the time I hadn’t found anything better that I liked. When I switched over to promoting L’BRI Pure and Natural (both the skincare and the makeup), a lot of readers asked my why I had switched. This post is long overdue to explain why I prefer L’BRI makeup.

And for the record, I took these pictures several weeks ago before morning sickness hit in. :) I’m still on my break from pictures for now. 

No Makeup On! So why do I even wear makeup? Here is a picture of me with nothing on. I find that my coloring is a little blotchy in my cheeks, and before I had bangs I would get some breakouts flare up in my forehead. I’m not obsessed with the need to wear makeup, I still go out without makeup, sometimes even to church.

After I had my 3rd child, I was exhausted, and felt like I walked around looking like that exhausted stay at home mom look. You know, the run down, hair looking crazy, blurry eyed mom look. There is no shame in that look, most of the time it’s because we truly do feel that way. Being a mom of an infant is hard work. I tend to get pretty irritable after months of not getting very much sleep!

I asked my husband what he thought about me trying to wear some makeup, and he thought it was fine. It was around this same time that I discovered flexi clips from Lilla Rose, and so that took care of fixing my hair each morning. I just feel happier when I add a little makeup and don’t look so tired and run down.

When I wear makeup my goal is to not have neon lights flashing off my face saying “makeup alert!” when people see me. I want a natural look with some color, not a caked on heavy makeup look. I want makeup to accent, not take over my whole look.

Cowgirl Dirt Mineral Based MakuepThis is the Cowgirl Dirt makeup that I had been using. To be honest I had not touched it in months, and after I took these pictures it all went in the trash. :) I used Southern Belle Foundation Cream, Wild West Blush, a little bit of concealer, Eye shadow, Mascara, and a sample of the Yeehaw Lip Sticks (War Admiral Color).

I'm wearing Cowgirl Dirt in this picture, to compare it with makeup from L'BRI. This is a picture after I put on the Cowgirl dirt makeup. I had a hard time spreading the foundation cream, it felt a lot thicker and heavier after I’ve been using L’BRI for so long now. The colors didn’t seem to work with my face as well as my makeup from L’BRI. The foundation and mascara felt heavier and not as effective. The one item I do still really like and use on a regular basis are the lip products from Cowgirl Dirt.

L'BRI Pure and Natural MakeupThis is my makeup from L’BRI. I use the wet/dry foundation, Perfect Finish loose powder, Blush, Eye shadow (you can buy an already put together set based on your eye color, or customize a set!), Mascara and Lip stick.

I'm wearing makeup from L'BRI  and comparing it to Cowgirl Dirt makeup. Here is the finished look with L’BRI makeup. I love how smoothly the Dual Action wet/dry foundation goes on. When it is on your skin it covers sort of like a cream, it’s just really silky and easy to apply. The eye shadow lasts a long time for me, and the mascara does not feel heavy or itchy. I actually don’t really like mascara, so it’s a big deal for me that I can use this one with no problem.

If you are curious about colors, here is a color chart that shows all the colors of makeup that L’BRI offers. I’m using the Dual Action Wet or Dry color #31, which is the Light Beige color. My blush is the Rose Sand color and I use Wisteria lip gloss. You can register as a new customer to look at product prices. They are comparable to Cowgirl Dirt, and in some cases are cheaper (the foundation is $20.00 which is $6.00 cheaper then Cowgirl Dirt).

If you still love Cowgirl Dirt makeup, or you like drugstore makeup, I’m thrilled for you! Everyone needs to find what works for them, but I wanted to share why I prefer L’BRI makeup now.

Modest Monday and a Link Up!

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Coral top and blue skirt My sister and I took our children to a local park together last week, and this is the outfit I wore. I’ve been wearing my hair in one or two braids a lot lately, just for an easy change.

I braided my hair in two braids for a hot summer day.

We are staying busy doing school, and trying to get into a good routine. We are slowly getting it done a little faster throughout the day, but some days still seem to drag on. :) Olivia (age 4) is quite insistent this year that she is doing school with us, so I have to sit and do her workbooks with her. She absolutely loves her school, and is doing so good in math I went ahead and started her in Horizons Kindergarten math. I’m finishing these books up with our six year old, and love this math for K!

What I Wore

Skirt – Marshall’s

Top- ThredUP

Necklace – Mialisia

Makeup - L’BRI Pure and Natural

Character Badges 50% off sale! For one week only, we are running a special on the Character Badges Bundle Set! You can save 50% off with the code: SUMMER at the checkout. We have never offered them 50% off, so take advantage of this rare sale. You can get these printed off and laminated before school starts! Our children have been working so hard to earn their badges, and last month our 4 year old earned her #1 badge and got a Bitty Baby backpack that I had found at a consignment sale. She was so excited!

Prize for earning a #1 badge with the Character Badges program! The Bundle Set contains the Little Character Badges which is for ages 3-5, and the main Character Badges program which is for children ages 5-12. Normally $12.99, save 50% off this week!

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Modest Monday and a Link Up!

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Maxi Skirt with ScarfI haven’t been wearing scarfs lately but this one is lightweight, so I can handle it in the summer months. I like how it adds an extra touch of color. And yes, I totally did go to Pinterest to remember how to knot my scarf this morning. :) I don’t wear scarfs all the time, so I always seem to forget.

Modest Monday Outfit My hair is so heavy, it normally is just flat as can be. I teased the top part of my hair after blow drying it, so there would be at least a little bit of volume! I pulled back just a little bit, so I used a mini flexi clip to hold it.

What I Wore

Skirt – Teal Maxi Skirt from Deborah & Co.

Coral top – Merona brand from ThredUP

Scarf – ThredUP

Sandals – Ross

Makeup – L’BRI pure and natural makeup

Flexi Clip – Lilla Rose Mini Dangle Clip (the free shipping on enrollment kits is still going on!)

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