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Monday, March 4, 2013

Modest Monday and Cowgirl Dirt Review and Giveaway!!

I find myself guilty of the ultimate blogger's no-no: I took a hiatus. Why? Because I let my critics get to me. I was verbally attacked on more than one account and my blogger account was hacked and all of my most controversial posts (including drafts) were deleted. So you may see me rewriting new posts on subjects I have already covered.

The purpose of this blog is to encourage other Christian stay at home moms who have higher or different standards for themselves and their families. What I write may not always be popular, but trust me when I say it comes from a place of encouragement, not judgement or criticism.

Now on to the fun stuff....

First, I am starting a new series! Every Monday, I will be linking up with fellow bloggers on what is affectionately called "Modest Mondays". It will feature one or two outfits I have wore during the week that fall into the guidelines we have set for our family of what is modest in dress.

This weeks outfit, I wore to a First Birthday party! Some dear friends of ours were celebrating their daughter's first birthday and we had the honor of attending. This particular day was uncharacteristically chilly. We live in the deep South, and the weather has been VERY unpredictable lately. So when I planned this outfit, I had planned to wear sandals with it, but changed last minute to boots.

You will learn very quickly that most of my wardrobe is thrifted (i.e. goodwill, second hand sites, gifts etc) and that I don't like to spend over $15 on an outfit.

Jacket: secondhand site $5
Shirt: gift $0
Skirt: gift (Originally from Cato's) $0
Boots: secondhand site $10
Makeup: Cowgirl Dirt
And yes to the keen observer, I am sporting a 18 week baby bump! Baby boy #4 is on the way!! Due July 29, 2013
I have also linked-up at Deborah & Co for Modest Monday. So if you need more encouragement click the button below!

I have also had the privilege this week of reviewing products from the makeup company Cowgirl Dirt. According to their website,
"Cowgirl Dirt products are made with the purest organic ingredients. Our collection of mineral-based products not only enhances your natural beauty, but also contains vitamins, nutrients and anti-oxidants that nourish your skin. You can be confident that you will not only look your best, but feel your best when wearing Cowgirl Dirt!"

The products I tried were:
Mineral Powder Foundation in "Cremello 3"
Concealer in "Light"
The first night I tried the "Deep Sea Masque", and was amazed! It was easy to use and made my skin super soft. It comes in a powder and all you do is wet your hands and face, apply liberally, allow to dry and rinse off. And the best part was the smell! It left a faint smell of peppermint behind, yum!
For the rest of the week I tried the makeup and fell in love!! I was skeptical of the coverage of an organic powder foundation but I was proven wrong. My favorite product is the Silverado Cream Eye Shadow. It goes on silky smooth and doesn't crease!!
I will definitely be placing an order soon!
And this gracious company has allowed me to giveaway a Bodacious Botanical Lip Gloss to one of my readers!!
**You can earn two entries! **
1.All you have to do is leave a comment here saying which product you would like to try.
2. Go like my facebook page Boys & Butterflies, then come back and comment that you did.
Good Luck!!
This giveaway end at midnight CST 3/11/13


Ginger said...

I would really love to try the Deep Sea Masque! Your outfit is cute. I am expecting baby #5, also a boy, July 10. Congratulations!

Alyssa Walker said...

Oh my goodness I am so sorry you were hacked! Keep up the good fight!!

Michele said...

I really want to try their powder foundation!

Adorable outift, by the way!

Anonymous said...

I would love to try the Deep Sea Masque! Thanks for linking up with Modest Monday. :)

Anonymous said...

i want to try the powder foundation!!

kourtney boles

Alyssa Walker said...

I forgot to put that I'd like to try the powder foundation ;)

Frances Kendrick said...

It is always nice to find someone else that practices modesty also. Don't ever give up on what you believe because of the critics. Hang in there! Looks like you have quite a few blogger friends around. :o)

Take care,
Stopping by from Modest Mom Blog

Domestic Diva said...

The deep sea masque sounds amazing.

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

Dawn @ Our Little Monkeys said...

What a cute outfit! I"m so unstylish, so I really admire those who can pull together cute outfits like that!

Ignore this comment as far as considering it a contest entry, but I just wanted to let you know that I couldn't find a way to e-mail you. I replied to your comment on my MFW K post, though :)


Rebekah D said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I think you have a cute outfit!

What I would like to try is the War Admiral lip balm and maybe the Deep Sea Masque or other foundations they have!

Julie D. said...

I would try the foundation. I am always on the hunt for a good foundation since I have very uneven skin tone.
CONGRATS on baby boy#4! we are expecting baby #5 the first week of August. I have two girls and two boys, and we decided to be surprised with this baby's gender, the tie breaker!
I am sorry to hear some bloggers were mean to you, just hold your head high! :)

Renee Shepard said...

I'd love to try the powder foundations

Maria Norcia Santillanes said...

Thank you for doing a very nice review of our products. Good luck to all those entering the contest. I know you will love the Bodacious Botanical Lip Gloss.
For the Cowgirl Dirt Team,
Maria Norcia
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