Hey y'all! I thought it would be a lot of fun to share with you some of my favorite beauty, clothing, and sewing products from the year in case you are at a loss for to what to put on your Christmas list or get for your daughter! :)
A spiral hair curler. I was given the Conair Infiniti YOU CURL Curling Wandfor my birthday and boy do I love it! It for-reals cut my hair curling time by a third and breakage from the clampy part of my curling iron is no more! :) I use the same method I showed in this video. Totally worth $20.
The Reclaiming Beauty Study Course. Seriously, girls. This should be required listening for every pre/teenage girl and woman. I cannot speak highly enough about how gracefully and practically Anna Sophia and Elizabeth address how to reclaim the beauty that God created into His world from the world. I learned so much and gained huge encouragement from their solid reasoning, real life examples, and biblical view of this often very confusing and emotional topic. It's on sale through December 25th for just $27.30. Get it. Mothers, if you're at all struggling to get your daughters to understand what true beauty is and how to dress for the Lord, this would be a great tool for you to study together.
Another great resourse for every girl is this one: Uncompromising: A Heart Claimed By a Radical Love by Hannah Farver. This is one of the few books I have ever re-read because it was just that good and encouraging. In our struggle to keep up with daily tasks, sometimes we can forget what the heart of our purpose here is and Hannah in a friendly, awesome way brings massive enthusiasm to living for Christ. All of my friends who have read this book were equally encouraged and I really wish I could get it into the hands of every Christian girl on the planet. :)
Love me a high-quality sugar scrub for the harsh winter months. I'm hoping to do a post on Cabin Fever sometime this season and will totally rave about how much I love scrubs, but in the meantime, I would suggest looking on Etsy.com for an organic/natural sugar scrub with lots of nourishing oils as a fabulous stocking stuffer. I am spoiled to have a neighbor who makes amazing whipped scrubs better than anything I could have ever made myself and I am totally willing to pay for this luxury. Being given one as a gift is even better!
clothes for Christmas, the money could go a lot farther if you shop at ThredUp! I have ordered from them twice now and have been happy with the quality and selection of the clothes I got. Plus, if you use this link, you'll have a free $10 to spend! :)
eShakti.com is having an awesome 35% off site-wide sale until December 9, 2013. If you use this link, you can also get $30 off your first purchase! Which means that the above super cute dress you could get for only $8.95! Eeep! I have one dress from them that I love!
Grabbit Magnetic Pin Cushion to me my first year of sewing and it totally solved those frustrations and streamlined my process. If you want to encourage yourself or your daughter to enjoy sewing, def get one of these asap. ;)
Another thing that really encourages new sewers is a machine that actually works. ;) I begged for this machine after a year and a half of getting frustrated at my mom's old machine. The SINGER 7469Q Confidence Quilter Computerized Sewing and Quilting Machine has worked awesome for me for these 5 years and it's not showing any signs of stopping any time soon. I include this because I often get asked what machine I have and I cannot stress enough how much it helps the sewing vibe to have a machine that runs with such ease. :)
eBooks, now can I? ;) If you or your daughter are at all sewing inclined and would like to learn how to make modest custom swimwear or durable, feminine denim skirts, please check out my website: freshmodesty.com. They are written for beginners and teach many useful sewing skills along the way, as well as give you confidence by step-by-step, picture by picture showing you how to draft patterns to fit your body. :) There is lots more information on the website if you're interested.
I just realized how pretty random this list is, but that's okay, right? These are the things that have stood out in my mind over the last month or so as things that would improve the lives of my readers. ;) I'll be honest and say that some of the links above do give me some sort of affiliate credit but all opinions are mine. :) I would be especially grateful if you used the ThredUp and eShakti links soon, though! :) What are some things on your Christmas list?