Monday, May 25, 2015

Cosmetics || What I Use

Hello Everyone! 

This post is kind of "out of the ordinary" but I keep getting requests for a video makeup tutorial.  Honestly, I don't think I'm good enough to actually film a tutorial on my "daily routine," (which actually isn't even daily............ :P) so I decided to do a product blog post instead.  My other reason for not doing a video... heh, #awkward!!!!!!!! :P ;) So I've put together a quick post on all the products I use. These aren't certain products for any certain look, these are just all the products I use for each makeup category. 

First on the list is Moisturizer.  I only do this once a day, right before I go to bed.  But if you're trying to cover acne, it's good to use a tiny bit of moisturizer on the blemish so it's smooth and easy to cover. I am currently using Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Moisturizer.  If I have really dry skin, I use the Hawaiian Oil-free moisturizer from Alba Botanica.

Second thing is Foundation. I tried a few different things and got hooked on Physicians Formula's "Talc-Free Mineral Liquid Foundation."

After foundation, I normally set it with powder, and currently, I'm using Covergirl's Loose Powder, but I'm planning on switching to something from Physicians Formula.

I don't always use blush, but when I do (that sounds like a meme or something.... :P),  I use something from Everyday Minerals, but I'm not too fond of the shade. ;) 

For eyeshadow, I'm currently using "Physicians Formula's Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow & Liner Nude Collection". (I don't use the liner part since I don't wear liner. ;))

For a more colorful eye look, I use "Mystical Supernatural Eye Shadow Palette" from Pacifica.
For mascara, I currently use something from Maybelline, and I don't really like it at all, so I'm hoping to switch to Almay since it was strongly recommended to me.
For anything lip wise, I pretty much use whatever! For a lip color, I'm currently using a natural product from Wet N' Wild.  For normal lip balm, I use Soft Lips and ESO.
Annnnnnnnnnd I think that's it.... hopefully I didn't miss anything! ;)  So yeah, all that information was continuously requested, so hopefully this post was good for you all. ;)

Be sure to comment and let me know what you thought as well as your favorite cosmetic products!
Talc-Free Mineral Liquid Foundation
Talc-Free Mineral Liquid Foundation
Talc-Free Mineral Liquid Foundation

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Born Pretty Store || Review

Hey Everyone! 

Born Pretty Store was such a hit last time, I'm doing another review for them! 


About (from Facebook): "BornPrettyStore.com is a global online retail website that delivers products directly to consumers around the world. BornPrettyStore offer consumers for a wide selection of nail art products at attractive prices through www.bornprettystore.com. BornPrettyStore's products in the core categories of Nail Art, Makeup, Jewelry and Watches."

Today, I have the great excitement of reviewing another hair and jewelry piece from Born Pretty! They sent me a beautiful chain headband, jeweled hairpins, and lovely sparkly earrings

What I Thought: I'll start out with my thoughts on the headband... and I all I can really say about this is that I've been overbearing it! :D  When I saw it on the website, I thought it was really pretty, but was slightly skeptical, thinking it would probably tangle in my hair.  Upon trying it out, I found that it didn't do that at all!  I wear it for ballet, swimming, daily wear, and I recently wore it with a dressed up hairstyle to a concert.  It's gentle on the hair, the elastic is tight, the chain is beautiful, and even though it doesn't have an adjustable strap, it doesn't slip off my head.
Buy the look, only $4.96! 

Second are the hairpins which are SO elegant!  They add a classy but glamorous look to any hairstyle.  Not only do they look good holding a bun in place, but they also look great slipped in the middle of a bun. They also look amazing in braids, updos, sock buns, etc. These totally add extra sparkle to hairstyles!  The only thing I don't like about these hairpins is the edges... they're slightly rough, but not terrible.

 Buy the look, only $1.99! 

Last but not least, are the crystal stud earrings.  Just like the gold headband, I've been over wearing these earrings too! Like seriously, they're so pretty and match with tons of different outfits! These earrings are the perfect size and shape.  The only minor thing that I didn't like about them was the fact that they were made with rubber backs instead of metal backs.  But that was an easy fix. ;)
Buy the look, only $0.99! 

Overall, I was and am extremely satisfied with my items from Born Pretty and I highly recommend them!  Please visit their website, www.BornPrettyStore.com and don't forget to check out their hair and jewelry products! There's so many to choose from at excellent prices!  If you decide to order, please use my coupon code, EDET10 for an extra 10% off your order. (Doesn't work on items already on sale.)

Summary:
Rating: 5 Stars
Recommend to a Friend? Yes
Order in the Future? Yes

Don't forget to check my blog later this week if you want to see all three of these products featured in a movie!!! {{SPOILER ALERT!}}

Until Next Time!
~~Eden

Friday, May 22, 2015

Fashion Friday || Lizzy M.

Hey there! I'm Liz.
 I live on the Canadian Prairies with my brother, two sisters, and parents. I co-author a healthy, nutritious food blog where I share my love for baking and cooking! (healthyforgoodblog.blogspot.ca)
I enjoy spending time with my Golden Retriever puppy named Sheena, who makes our lives rather exciting! :) 
Outfit Details:
Blouse: hand-me-down
Skirt: thrift store
Cami: Kohls
Necklace: Kohls
Shoes: thrift store
Tip: Always make sure to choose clothes that compliment your body shape. What looks good on one person may not work on another. Always be modest while doing your best to be feminine and cute. :)
I'd like to thank Eden for inviting me to share this outfit with you today! 
~Lizzy

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Giveaway Reminder!

Hey Everyone! 

The Elegant Minerals Giveaway is still going on, and we want as many entries as we can get! 


So please click HERE to enter! :) 

~Eden

Friday, May 15, 2015

Fashion Friday || Monica

Hi,


This is Monica, I am the Lovely Ala Mode blogger. My style consists of lace, pastels, floral, more lace, and anything preppy. I am obsessed with modern modest dress. My heart leaps with joy to see young ladies dressing fashionably modest. I want to give thanks to Eden at Edens Evaluations for allowing me to be part of her influencing, encouraging, lovely blog. Without further adieu I call this outfit "In Pink". I am wearing nude shoes, a salmon long sleeve blouse, and a crochet skirt. 


"To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don’t wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now." Alan Cohen

Fashion Tips:

1. If the skirt or dress is too short layer.

2. Black and Nude heels are a must in every girls closet.

3. Own a Midi Black dress.

4. Cardigans are life savers


Don't forget to visit Monica's blog at: http://lovelyalamode.blogspot.com

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Elegant Minerals || Giveaway!

Hey Everyone! 

Remember THIS review I did on Elegant Minerals??? Well, I also promised that I would do a giveaway with that company and that's what I'm doing today!

About (from Facebook):
"Elegant Minerals: A trusted & verified online merchant since 2003. We're committed to bringing you the Safest, Highest-quality, Most Creative Natural Makeup & Skincare. Approved by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. Green Office Certified. Cruelty-Free." 

Have fun entering! PRIZE: Surprise package from Elegant Minerals. 

Friday, May 8, 2015

Fashion Friday || ME!!!!!

Let me guess... you read the title and were like NO WAY... she's actually doing a Fashion Friday! :D YES! I am!!!!!!! And I must admit, it's not very good... like the pictures are really really REALLY bad!  But hey, at least I'm here, right????? ;) lol

Today I have a really fun but really casual outfit for you all. :)

Lately, I've been kind of "fascinated" with those shirts that are really loose and look really cute when worn just right.  In this casual outfit that I'm sharing with you today, I used one of those shirts. Now, I wouldn't say that these types of shirts are my exact style, but I've been working on getting out of my "fashion comfort zone" and trying new/different styles. Let me tell you, I'm really lovin' it! :D 

Oh, and just a heads up... the lightening in these pictures is absolutely horrible... so sorry! We took them at the end of an event and it was already dark outside, so we had to take them inside where the lights were very dim. :-/



So here's the overall look... baggish shirt, straight cut denim skirt, stud earrings, and sparkly flats. 


 I recently bought this shirt and absolutely LOVE it!!! (That word choice is quite appropriate. lol) So it is aqua gray in color, and if you can't tell, it says "Love Love Love" in sparkly letters on the front. The more sparkles, the better!!!! Sadly, the pictures don't capture them.  :( :P ;)


I also really love the strip of lace going down the back... it adds a bit of flair to the shirt.


Outfit Details:
Shirt ~ Goodwill
Skirt ~ Style J
Shoes ~ Goodwill
Earrings ~ Antique Store 


So there you have it!!!! What do you think? Would you wear it? If you leave me enough comments I PROMISE that I will do more Fashion Fridays!!!!! Like seriously! And next time I'll have better pictures! ;P lol

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Summer Side-Ponytail || Video Tutorial!

Hey Everyone!!! 

After a video break, I'm finally back with new tutorials and challenges! Can't wait to start posting them this month! :) 

Today's tutorial is a Summer Side-Ponytail that is simple, messy, and fun. The type of style that would look really good messed up after a fun day of play. ;) 

Hope you all enjoy and don't forget to comment, like, and subscribe!
https://www.youtube.com/c/edenstrang

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Modest Appeal Giveaway Winner!

Hello Everyone! 

I finally have the winner of the Modest Appeal Giveaway! 

Congratulations....

Miss Holly D! 
Thanks everyone for entering and stay tune for more fun! :)

Friday, May 1, 2015

Fashion Friday || Paige

Hello readers of Eden's Evaluations! :) 

My name is Paige, and I am pleased to be today's Fashion Friday guest. Putting together outfits is one of my favorite things to do. I believe that modesty, style, and frugality (with a good investment now and then) are all things to consider when buying clothes and putting together an outfit. You can see more of my looks on my blog Sunday Best and all the Rest.
 This particular look was inspired by some photos my mom found on Pinterest regarding how to style a white skirt. You see, my handkerchief hemline skirt has not exactly been getting much use! Now I have some inspiration. Here, I paired the skirt with a new-to-me black and white striped tee. Because I tucked in the shirt, a shiny black belt helped cover the skirt's waist. The belt also made a dividing line between the skirt and top, disguising the different shades of the top and skirt. A denim jacket makes a cute fashion statement with the other pieces. Finally, red cork-heeled wedges pair well with the maxi skirt and add a fun pop of color.


Outfit Details: T-shirt ~ Thrift store; Skirt ~ Thrift or Consignment Store; Belt ~Thrift Store; Jacket ~ Consignment Store; Shoes ~ Target

   And there you have it! Eden, thanks again for asking me to post for you. :) Have a lovely May everyone!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Red Apple Lipstick || Review

Hey Everyone! 

You've probably wondered what has happened to my blog... no new posts, no new movies.... the best excuse I can give is that I've been busy. Like, really busy! ;) 

Today, I have a quick sample review for you all.... 

About (from Facebook): "Gluten & Paraben Free, Cruelty Free + Vegan! Unique, Mineral based, one of a kind formula!"

Red Apple Lipstick does not only carry lipstick, they also carry eyeshadow, eyeliner, lip gloss, lip balm, and most recently, mascara.   For this review, they sweetly sent me some samples to try out and right a quick review on. :)

 My samples arrived wrapped in this adorable bag.
 Upon opening it, I found 4 different lip colors as well as a sample of Rallye Balm.
The names of each color. 

My Thoughts - I've gotta say that I am really impressed with this lipstick... Not only does it stay on your lips all day, but it leaves them feeling hydrated, soft, and moisturized.

The health benefits of this lipstick is also amazing... it's not filled with all the harmful chemicals that are in normal lipstick.  Instead, it's gluten free and enriched Vitamin E and more.

The colors of this lipstick are also awesome... they are very vibrant and I know this really doesn't matter, but their names are perfect. ;) Just a side note. ;)

Overall, I loved everything about these lipsticks... the color, the health benefits, the feeling, everything.  Please check out the Red Apple Lipstick website, like them on Facebook, and check out their other amazing products! :)

Summary: 
Rating: 5 Stars
Customer Service: Totally amazing!
 Recommend to a Friend? Yes.

That's it for today, please check back for all the awesome giveaways and movies I have coming up! Yes, I promise, there is a movie in the making!:) :) :) :):)
-Eden

Friday, April 24, 2015

Fashion Friday || Corinn L.


Hi everyone!! I guess I should probably introduce myself before I get to the outfit....My name is Corinn and I am 15 years old. I am the second child out of 9, yes, 9 and its super fun! :) I love the Lord with all my heart and I want to please Him in everything I do, and because I love singing, my older sister Genavieve and I created a youtube channel and we cover (sing) Christian songs..the channel is called Haven Avenue so if any of you are interested, you can check that out. :) Alright, now to the outfit:

By the way, I have an obsession with snap back hats so I had to include that in here...lol!


Shirt: Good Will
Skirt: Salvation Army
Hat: Salvation Army
Flip Flops: Walmart
Earrings: Charming Charlie's and the second piercing is from Claire's
Necklace: Birthday Gift from my Grandpa, it is actually a penny with a heart carved into it, I have no idea where he got it but it's so cool! <3
Thanks everyone, and thank you for giving me this opportunity, Eden! God Bless!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Giveaway || Reminder!

Hey Everyone! 

I've been really busy as of late and have felt like I've been neglecting my blog. ;)  Don't worry though, because I have some awesome posts, reviews, videos, and giveaways coming up very soon here!  In the mean time, I am hosting a giveaway with Modest Appeal and it is STILL going on! So if you have not entered, click the picture below for a chance to win a $25 gift-card! Or click HERE!
http://modestappeal.net/
Stay tuned for some awesome posts! 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Fashion Friday || Elanee S.

Hello Everyone,

Happy Spring to you all:) I think next to summer this is my favorite time of the year. I just love all the flowers, and new life everywhere. It reminds me of the passage in Revelations 21:4-5 "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.” He truly is worth trusting and believing. His words are faithful, and true, and what He says, He will do! Oh, what a blessed Christ we have been invited to know.

Eden asked me to share an outfit with you all today, and I had a hard time choosing which one to share, so she said I could share two. So, you get to see me in pink, and blue today:)But before I begin the outfits, I just want to give special thanks to my dear friend and photographer Jennifer Selberg from Capturing Creation Photography. (http://www.capturingcreationbyjenniferselberg.com) Without her professional skills these pictures would not be possible.

 Ok, now on to the outfits:) This first outfit is one of my favorite outfits for church and dressy occasions. It’s so comfortable I could sleep in it, but I still feel dressy at the same time. I had never explored knit dresses before purchasing this one, but I think I really like them now. Especially in a maxi length style. It really makes you feel elegant.
The outfit consists of

Blue Maxi length Dress- Goodwill for like- $8
Pink Bolero- New to You Second hand store- $7
Cream Lace Cami- Fred Meyers- $8
Pink pearl necklace- Gift from my Mother
Pearl Earings- Craft sale- $2
And my purity ring is visible in some of the photos- Gift from my Dad:)
So, a funny story about these photos;) We took these photos at about 6 pm on a cool evening in February. The sun was almost setting, and it was getting chilly. After about a 1/2 hour of photos, I began to get really cold. Not only that, the bugs started coming out, making it difficult to keep focused on the camera. At one point a bug flew right in front of my face just as the photo was snapped. It was hilarious. Oh, and if you look close, in the above photo, you’ll see goosebumps on my arm;)  But despite all the challenges, it was a fun time that made for great memories:)
And now for my baby blue outfit;) I really like this outfit for casual and dressy occasions. I have found the skirt to be the most versatile piece of clothing I own, as it goes with almost anything. You should really try to find a multi- colored skirt for your wardrobe, if you don’t have one yet. You’ll be amazed at the possibilities it opens up.
Outfit details:

Skirt- Goodwill- $7
Casual Lace Sweater- Macys- $15
Blue Long sleeve t- shirt- Goodwill- $7
Necklace- Birthday gift from Eden;)
Earrings- Gift from my Mother
And this time my braces match the outfit:) Yes! I don’t know why I focus on things like that, but it does make a difference when the details all combine well, don’t you think? Anyhow, I hope you enjoyed these outfits, and got some inspiration from them:)

I always enjoy viewing the outfits other people create, and share on this blog. It’s such a beautiful way to express the uniqueness God has given us. If you liked this post today, Leave a comment and let me know what’s your favorite piece of clothing in your current wardrobe? Mine is definitely the skirt pictured above:)

Thanks again SO much for viewing this, and special thanks to you Eden, for asking me to do this:)  Please visit my blog at: