Author Archive for: Melanie Diaz

About Melanie Diaz

I’m just a girl living to make the name of Jesus Christ known through everything I do in my life. I’ve always loved fashion, hair, makeup, and anything beauty related. I’m also an amateur faith blogger aiming to reach young women and point them to Jesus. Blog: https://fortheloveofgodblog.tumblr.com/ Instagram: @fortheloveeofgod
  • We all have days where we are pressed for time and end up running out of the house without acknowledging God and barely looking remotely put together. We often wonder how we can possibly fit in a decent amount of time with God and manage to look presentable all before leaving the house in the […]

    1 Hour Morning Routine: Pray Then Slay

    We all have days where we are pressed for time and end up running out of the house without acknowledging God and barely looking remotely put together. We often wonder how we can possibly fit in a decent amount of time with God and manage to look presentable all before leaving the house in the morning. Here is an hour routine that will show you that you don’t need a lot of time to get things done!

    Pray:

    Put a timer on for each part for 10 minutes so you can focus and not worry about passing the time. If you’re really pressed for time do each part for 5 minutes. There’s no time that is too short to spend with God.

    1. 10 minutes of Prayer
    2. 10 minutes of Worship
    3. 10 minutes of journaling what the Holy Spirit is speaking to you or of reading the word

    Your soul will thank you for seeking God first each morning. Whether it be grace, provision, protection, or whatever else, the father will always break off a piece of daily bread for you when you seek him.

    Slay:

    A little makeup goes a long way and it doesn’t have to take forever to do! Below are the products I use every morning and in the order I put them on. With some practice, you can master this simple ten-step routine and be ready in less than 20 minutes.

    1. Dampen your beauty blender and dry it in a paper towel. Leave it aside for now.
    2. Prep your face with some primer. I mainly put it on my T-Zone since those are my oily spots, but feel free to apply it to your whole face for smooth application.
    3. Apply the brow gel and do your brows with the brow pencil. To give your brows a sharper look outline them with concealer and blend it out with a flat eyeshadow brush.
    4. After brows, dot some foundation on your face. Enough to get all sections of your face covered with a thin layer.  Blend the foundation out with the damp beauty blender, pouncing the sponge around your face so the product is seeping into the skin instead of being rubbed around on your face.
    5. Next, put on concealer under your eyes and forehead exactly how you see it in the example below. Blend that out with your beauty blender, again pouncing the sponge, pushing the product into your skin.
    6. Still using your beauty blender, apply powder underneath the eyes, forehead, nose, and chin. This will help to smooth out your skin and keep the foundation and concealer in place.
    7. With an angled face brush apply bronzer as shown in the example.
    8. Now get the fluffy face brush and apply some blush on the cheeks.
    9. With the same brush apply some highlight on the upper cheekbones, temples, and bridge of your nose. To give my lids some dimension I usually grab a fluffy eyeshadow brush and sweep some bronzer into the crease.
    10. Lastly, for eyes, add some highlight to your tear ducts, put on some mascara, and blend it all in with your beauty blender!

    Products Used

    Benefit POREfessional face primer- $32

    NYX Micro Brow Pencil/ $9.99

    Benefit Gimme Brow Brow Gel/ $24 

    Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation/ $7.99 

    Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer/ $9.99 

    Kat Von D Lock It Blotting Powder/ $29 

    MAC Bronzer Give Me Sun!/ $34 

    Milani Rose Powder Romantic Rose/ $6.99

    Laura Geller Highlighter Gilded Honey/ $19.50

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  • Every time I hear of the term modesty in the context of Christianity,  it correlates to how we as Christian women should dress. In focusing so much on the outside and “looking holy”,  the necessity for a heart check measuring true holiness and modesty in spirit can often be overlooked. Anyone can dress modestly even […]

    Tips On Modesty (That Has Little To Do With Clothes)

    Every time I hear of the term modesty in the context of Christianity,  it correlates to how we as Christian women should dress. In focusing so much on the outside and “looking holy”,  the necessity for a heart check measuring true holiness and modesty in spirit can often be overlooked. Anyone can dress modestly even without having a true heart for Christ. Further, one can be covered in a turtleneck and a prairie skirt but what does that matter if her behaviors don’t align with her modest wardrobe.

    I’m not saying we shouldn’t watch how we dress. Making sure that our outfit is not causing others to be tempted and is accurately representing ourselves as daughters of God is completely sound doctrine. We must however always remember what true modesty is. A heart check is a must in finding out if you are actually modest and not just looking the part.

    Check your heart by asking God to reveal it to you. Once He reveals to you the parts that He wants to purify, allow Him to do just that. He wants to clean out those dark, dusty corners that you haven’t allowed anyone else in. One scripture I often meditate on is Psalm 51:10, “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” Continuously ask the Lord to produce everything in you that pleases Him.

    Another way to make sure you are moving towards modesty in heart and spirit is to read your word daily. The word of God will check you and cause the Holy Spirit to stir up transformation inside of you. Psalm 119:9, “How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.”

    According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the word modesty has little to do with your choice of dress but rather it has more to do with your humility, behavior, and not thinking more highly of yourself and your abilities. God wants us to not just look modest but to actually be modest. The outside will always naturally exude what is already flowing on the inside of you. Pay more attention to who Christ wants you to be on the inside than what the Christian community says you must do to look the part on the outside.

    You will get closer to the image that God wants you to look like by spending time with Him. The more you spend time with Jesus the more you will be transformed into His image and the more you will have his heart. While you read and pray have a conversation with God. Ask the Holy Spirit questions and expect Him to answer. Through that, He will reveal all those hidden things that you don’t even know are there.

    Ephesians 5:8-10 TPT says, “Once your life was full of sin’s darkness, but now you have the very light of our Lord shining through you because of your union with him. Your mission is to live as children flooded with his revelation-light! And the supernatural fruits of his light will be seen in you- goodness, righteousness, and truth. Then you will learn to choose what is beautiful to our Lord.”

    With the light of Christ inside of you, you will supernaturally exude attributes of Christ and as you surrender every part of yourself He will teach you what is pleasing to Him; this will also transcend into your wardrobe. Modesty should flow from the inside out, revealing the Christ in you in all aspects of your life!

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  • A bodysuit is a basic item every girl needs in her closet! Whether you’re going for a casual daytime look or a classic night time look, a bodysuit is what you’ll need. If you want to look stylish and effortless without having to overthink your outfits for the day, a bodysuit will be your new […]

    Wardrobe Basic For The Summer: A Bodysuit

    A bodysuit is a basic item every girl needs in her closet! Whether you’re going for a casual daytime look or a classic night time look, a bodysuit is what you’ll need. If you want to look stylish and effortless without having to overthink your outfits for the day, a bodysuit will be your new favorite piece. One bodysuit can make so many different looks and you can easily transition from day to night by just changing a few items! If you don’t have one in your closet, what are you waiting for? The possibilities are endless when you have one item in your closet that is so versatile!

    In the picture below you see there are 3 different bodysuits which you can mix and match with any one of those bottoms and shoes! You can put on a bodysuit with a pair of Bermuda shorts and sandals by day, then swap the shorts for a pencil skirt and heels by night! Pencil skirts, not your thing? Keep your ripped jeans on and add a pair of strappy sandals to dress it up a bit!

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