The Guys Perspective: If You Take A Girl To Sephora

The Guys Perspective: If You Take A Girl To Sephora

"Chances are you will go again"

If you take a girl to Sephora she will most likely have a gift card on her, she will want to pick out some face and eyelid primers because she heard those work the best to make sure her makeup stays on all day.

She will then walk over to the foundation area and find the best foundation that best fits her skin tone.

When she’s done she will also find some concealers and powders that will help cover up any imperfections that she sees on her face, that one YouTuber recommended her do that apparently. But you will look at her and see none.

While she’s doing that she will ask you to find her your favorite color lipstick. After you're done she will swatch them on you to see if she likes it on you too. When you see her swatching the lipstick you chose she will complement the color and say how lovely it brings out her cupid's bow at the top of her lips.

She will then notice the new highlighters that just came out and swatch every single one on her arm and admire how well the iridescent lights hit them and make them gleam. The only thing you will admire is how beautiful she looks standing in front of the mirror smiling back at herself as her cheeks lift while she smiles.

After, she will walk over and scan the makeup brushes and tell you how many of these she actually has. While you look at her and only notice how lovely her hair looks as she puts it behind her ears while she talks.

But before that she will find the perfect pair of false lashes and you may recommend the bigger ones because they make her eyes pop.

While you’re with her she will pick out some blush too but you notice that nothing is as beautiful as her already cherry red cheeks that make your heart skip a beat.

When she is waiting on line after she finished shopping she will complain her feet hurt and you will tell her how she shouldn’t have worn those shoes

If she looks shocked at the price of everything do not be alarmed; it’s a tradition.

She will make a small pouty face as the cashier puts the items she can’t afford behind the counter. You will chuckle because her small pouty face makes her cherry red cheeks look slightly bigger and you are so in love with how her face falls and lifts as she smiles and pouts.

When she walks out with only a few items you will finally have the courage to tell her how beautiful she really is without any makeup on at all and chances are she will look at you with those cherry red cheeks and big eyes look at you and say “thank you.”

After saying thank you she will grab her purse reach into her wallet and says she found another gift card from her birthday and ask you to go back inside to grab the rest of stuff she wanted.

While you are thinking of an answer you will admire her bare beauty because you will realize how beautiful she is with and without makeup on.

After saying yes once again she will smile so big and thank you so much and tell you about how much she appreciates you because if you take a girl once to Sephora chances are you will go again!

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17 Empowering Bible Verses For Women

You go, girl.

We all have those days where we let the negative thoughts that we're "not good enough," "not pretty enough" or "not smart enough" invade our minds. It's easy to lose hope in these situations and to feel like it would be easier to just give up. However, the Bible reminds us that these things that we tell ourselves are not true and it gives us the affirmations that we need. Let these verses give you the power and motivation that you're lacking.

1. Proverbs 31:25

"She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future."

2. Psalm 46:5

"God is within her, she will not fall."

3. Luke 1:45

"Blessed is she who believed that the Lord would fulfill His promises to her."

4. Proverbs 31:17

"She is energetic and strong, a hard worker."

5. Psalm 28:7

"The Lord is my strength and my shield."

6. Proverbs 11:16

"A gracious woman gains respect, but ruthless men gain only wealth."

7. Joshua 1:9

"Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."

8. Proverbs 31:30

"Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised."

9. 1 Corinthians 15:10

"By the grace of God, I am what I am."

10. Proverbs 31:26

"When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness."

11. Psalm 139:14

"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made."

12. 1 Peter 3:3-4

"Don't be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God."

13. Colossians 2:10

"And in Christ you have been brought to fullness."

14. 2 Timothy 1:7

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline."

15. Jeremiah 29:11

"'For I know the plans I have for you,' says the Lord. 'They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.'"

16. Exodus 14:14

"The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm."

17. Song of Songs 4:7

"You are altogether beautiful, my darling, beautiful in every way."

Next time you're feeling discouraged or weak, come back to these verses and use them to give you the strength and power that you need to conquer your battles.

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What To Expect For Your First Brazilian Wax

Be informed and do it right the first time!


It's going to hurt like hell, you're going to swear to yourself you're never going to go through with it again, and that you've betrayed your razor. Just like the pain, these feelings will subside.

Before The Appointment.

First things first girl, you must let your hair grow out very long. Ideally, it should be longer than a grain of rice. Absolutely do not shave two to three weeks before since the wax will have a harder time gripping onto short hair, likely leaving it behind. When I hear Brazilian, I think bare. Hairs left behind defies the whole point of a Brazilian, so please just wait.

Next, you should exfoliate the area a day or two before your appointment. Exfoliation will remove the dead skin around the follicle, making hair removal a tad easier.

Right Before.

Now, it's the day of your long-awaited Brazilian appointment. Shower, which is self-explanatory and a nice gesture for your dignity and much appreciated from your esthetician, though do not exfoliate. That will irritate the area before the waxing even begins. It will help to take an anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen. Yes, it will still hurt, but it will help.

During The Wax.

During the session, relax. Your esthetician should guide you in deep breaths and knows techniques to minimize the pain.

Personally, I love going to the salon because it's like a free therapy session. You can vent and talk about anything and they'll likely listen and give you their opinion, or silently judge. They're already seeing every bit of you, so nothing seems off the table, but proceed with caution and just be yourself.

When the wax is over, they will apply a cooling crème, gel, oil, or other product to soothe the stressed skin.

After Care.

After the appointment, it's crucial to be aware that everyone's skin heals at different rates. It's also likely you will develop little white bumps from waxing. To inhibit ingrown hairs from forming, I've found that applying Thayer's witch hazel, or another witch-hazel toner without alcohol helps the healing process immensely. Then, top it with a hydrocortisone cream. It helps with redness and swelling. If you don't have witch hazel, that's perfectly fine. Just proceed with hydrocortisone cream and an ice pack if needed.

I'm aware that these after-care instructions make a Brazilian sound like a terrible self-inflicted experience, but I can assure you'll be going back for more. After the bumps subside, you will love the smooth skin, the ability to hit the pool without the worry of "Did I shave?" In a way, I'd compare the experience to giving birth, but way less painful. Yes, it hurts, but women are strong. They become pros at childbirth, and soon, you'll become a pro at Brazilians.

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