Samaritan’s Feet

This is my second year giving a first fruits offering and I’m excited to invite you all to partner with me in my giving. I was unaware of such a thing up until last year and because I’m a giver by nature I was ecstatic to participate again for 2015.

Honor the Lord with your capital and sufficiency [from righteous labors] and with the firstfruits of all your income; So shall your storage places be filled with plenty, and your vats shall be overflowing with new wine. (Proverbs 3:9-10 AMP)

That one act in 2014 blessed me and my home for the rest of the year. So much so that my husband even got better at budgeting. I had learned to spend wisely whereas he was more of an impulsive buyer. His motto could have very well been “I got it, I want it, let’s get it.” However, as the year progressed I saw that we grew and found ourselves on the same page.

I believe God blessed me with such a husband though so he can bring me balance. I often deny myself stuff in order that I may help others and I’m blessed to have a provider in my husband as well as a man that enjoys to treat his wife. This allows me to greatly be about God’s business. :)

Instead, be concerned above everything else with the Kingdom of God and with what he requires of you, and he will provide you with all these other things. (Matthew 6:33 GNT)

This year, I was anxiously awaiting my first earnings. The only obstacle? I didn’t have consistent work and I didn’t know when I’d be able to give. I left it up to the Lord knowing that He knows my heart and trusting that He would provide. I knew that I wanted it to be in the month of January so I could start my year right. I prayed for God to make it possible and I prayed for a large sum. Then one day, as I anxiously prayed, God whispered into my heart…it isn’t about the quantity but the concern in your giving.

In the end, I wasn’t able to give the outrageous amount I had in mind but I made the January deadline just in time! I was so happy because I knew God wanted to test my belief. Could I believe He would honor my frstfruits gift no matter the amount? I think we undermine our efforts many a times. Blame it on our “inner voice” or the devil, but we can so easily snatch what is valid by saying it isn’t enough. We often do this in our works and even in our giving. Yet He continues to assert that with the right heart and obedience He honors our actions.

So how can you partner with me in being a blessing?

But a certain Samaritan, as he traveled along, came down to where he was; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity and sympathy [for him], (Luke 10:33 AMP)

Although normally the firsfruits would go to the church, I felt lead by the Lord to give my firstfruits offering to the charity Samaritan’s Feet.

Samaritan’s Feet shares hope with children in the U.S. and around the world by washing their feet, giving them a new pair of shoes, and helping them believe that their dreams can come true. Samaritan’s Feet believes that a new pair of shoes can be a tangible foundation of hope to a person in need.

Emmanuel “Manny” Ohonme, the founder, became the first person in his family to own a pair of shoes. He was inspired when missionaries came to Nigeria where he lived to teach basketball. One of the missionaries started a contest among them, the prize being a pair of shoes. Manny says, “…they could have said they was about to give us a car.” He won the contest and has lived to do the same for others. With the words imprinted on his heart, “The God of the Universe hasn’t forgot about you.”, he took the blessing God gave him that day and is multiplying it across the world.

Each shoe won’t last, but more importantly, the opportunity of planting seeds is forever.

I’m so excited because it’s easy for me to take for granted that I can buy shoes. That I actually have a designated shoe closet to store my many pairs. So in giving I want to help others and also be reminded that it’s not just about me. It’s not just about SWANKYCYN. This is something I will do every month and am looking forward to you and others joining me in raising money. Every month I’m giving up a $30 shoe purchase (on my budget not my husband’s lol) and need 12 people, one for each month, to match my giving. Maybe for you it’s makeup, or clothes, or going out. Join me in blessing others and reaping what grows out of that obedience. I’m praying for each of you!

My fundraising page and where you can give:

A cool and heartwarming interview with Manny: 

Enjoy and God bless!


P.S. – In the future I’ll most likely write a post on firstfruits offering but if you aren’t familiar with it, it’s basically sacrificially offering your first to the Lord. Commonly it is your first earnings or paycheck of the year. But it can also be interpreted to be the first of your day, week, or month. Whereas tithing is 10%, firstfruits is the first of anything.

BA STAR: Eyeshadow Palette and Base Primer

BA STAR Makeup Beauty

A while ago BA STAR, the #1 Selling Makeup for Cheerleaders & Dancers, sent me one of their eyeshadow palettes to try. Their line contains affordable high pigment Eye Shadow Palettes and a Glue Shadow Base that can make you look great on or off stage. And although BA STAR gears its makeup toward girls involved in cheer, dance, and stage performing any gal on the go may benefit from it.

For example, the eyeshadow was rich in that even without use of the shadow base it managed to have all day staying power. I mean long lasting, all day hold, without yucky creasing!

With the particular palette they gave me, Midnight Smoky, I love making a smoky eye. Obvi. But you can see an Instagram pic below of a night in which I tried something different; a dark metallic smokey eye look.

Some of my personal tips (from left to right):
  • The white I use to highlight my brow bones and at the inner corners of my eyes.
  • The light metallic grey/silver I use as a base.
  • The dark metallic grey/silver I use at the crease, especially when I’m opting out of the black smoky look. Try a dark metallic smoky look for yourself too! It’s one of my faves.
  • I loved using the black eyeshadow for the smoky look of course but more so as an eye liner using an angled brush. I like that it’s very matte and subtle.
  • The blue I don’t use. Any blue hue outside of navy I don’t mess with. I personally can’t seem to get it right.

BA STAR Midnight Smoky Eyeshadow Palette Makeup

SWANKYCYN Swanky Cyn BA STAR Makeup Eyeshadow

Next we have the primer, which they call an Eye Shadow & Glitter Base. It’s my favorite! It adds depth and made any eye shadow I used, including the BA STAR palette, that much more vibrant. I also found it made it easier to wipe makeup off at the end of the night. If you’re into glitter or shimmer type eye shadows, note that it adds an extra metallic quality when used.

BA STAR Eyeshadow Glitter Base Glue Primer

So what is the cost you say?! Like I said, BA STAR offers affordability with both the eyeshadow palette and primer retailing at only $8.75 each! You can order more quantities and receive a discount. Free shipping on orders over $55.

Another color combination that I like is the Spicy Natural. I’m big on the bronze and earthy shades for everyday wear.

BA STAR Spicy Natural Eyeshadow Palette Beauty

For more options, check out some of BA STAR’s other great eyeshadow palettes.

Do you use high pigmentation makeup? What are some of your favorite eyeshadows and tips? Leave a comment below.

God bless!


P.S. – This post is sponsored by BA STAR and powered by BrandBacker.



Do you know the one word that will change your year?

Happy New Year Resolution One Word Theme

Happy New Year!

One of my favorite phone apps (thank you Jesus for technology) is the YouVersion Bible. It makes it easy to toggle between different bible translations and offers tons of great devotionals and reading plans. In fact, the other day I started a pretty cool devotional called One Word That Will Change Your Life. Not only is it simple, it’s also only 4 days.

It was the perfect New Year’s resolution alternate for me. You see, I don’t like New Year’s resolutions because I find them to be personally silly. Whenever I know something needs to be implemented or put into action—I know it, I go for it, and I don’t need Jan 1st to define that. I rather keep a consistent and continuous mentality of growth, evolution, and progress than one day out of the year when I take the time out to reflect and think about it.

Maybe it’s the way my mind is set up but I make resolutions every single day. It can cause a lot of chaos inside my brain at times and can be confusing, yet I appreciate it because after one thing is tackled, on to the next!

This devotional, One Word That Will Change Your Life, was created by Jon Gordon, Dan Britton, and Jimmy Page, a super mini version of their book with the same title. They describe the devotional as…”ONE WORD helps you simplify your life by focusing on just ONE WORD for the entire year. The simplicity of discovering a word that God has for you makes it a catalyst for life-change. Clutter and complexity lead to procrastination and paralysis, while simplicity and focus lead to success and clarity. This 4-day devotional shows you how to cut through to the core of your intention for a one word vision for the year.”

It’s awesome!

God often speaks to me with one word for different seasons (like Garrison, Serve, Prayer, Guilt, and Character) but it didn’t cross my mind that He would give me one to carry me through 2015. Along with how God has been leading me into the new year, taking the time out to discover my God inspired one word theme has been amazing. The last few days of the year have been far greater than any in 2014. Dealing with the ups and downs of a 1 year marriage, being away from family for the longest period ever, and then having to deal with health issues, it has been very uplifting, reassuring, and comforting to know that God is using it ALL for a greater purpose and His glory. Never ever have I had so much expectation for the new year like I do now. This is the first time that another year isn’t just business as usual. Having one word to focus on and meditate on in 2015, with whatever it will bring, is exciting!

I encourage you to prayerfully seek the Lord for your one word theme this year and to check out the One Word That Will Change Your Life devotional as a great tool. God can use that one word mightily in your life, if you only seek Him.

Has He already been speaking to you? If resolutions are more of your thing, what are yours? Do tell by leaving a comment below!

Now to share my word………………………………………………………….REVIVE! :)

God bless!


 Cover photo artwork by Matt Gruber

Shoe Trend: Mules

Cheers to all the amazing mules this season!

Shoe Trend Mules

I’ve probably owned all of two pairs of mules my entire life, with the exception of plastic platform slip-ons as a teenager. Mules have always been deemed dreadful in my book. Just tacky. But that began to change when I bought my first pair, the Christian Louboutin Madeleine, and I realized that they can actually look chic and be comfortable. Then I got the yellow suede Horsebit Wooden Clogs by Gucci and the stigma was broken. 

I realized they actually don’t look bad and are a simple wear. And from what I’ve seen, they can look so edgy chic with a cute dress or boyfriend jeans. I now love that a mule is such an easy and comfortable wear. Slip on and go!

Right now mules are trickling down from Spring/Summer, as it was trending then, and can be seen on runways as well as worn every day on the streets. There are so many different styles to choose from, you might even see familiar ones. Check out my fave options below!

For my east coasters, you can wear the open toed ones with tights this Winter! #swankster

Mules Shoe Trend Swanky Cyn SWANKYCYN

1. Tibi Leona Alpaca/Wool Mules $269.50

2. Calvin Klein Abby Black Mules $129

3. Calvin Klein Abby Striped Mules $84.99

4. Balenciaga Neoprene Black Glove Mules $695

5. Giuseppe Zanotti Embellished Velvet Mules $1,395

6. Alexander Wang Runway Leather Bootie Mules $995

7. Charles by Charles David Paco Mules $65.98

8. SIXTYSEVEN Indie Clog Mules $53.96

9. Oscar de la Renta Sandy Suede Bow-Back Mules $990 Mules Shoe Trend Swanky Cyn SWANKYCYN

1. Giuseppe Zanotti Quilted Moto Stiletto Slide Mules $995

2. Express Pointed Toe Two Piece Red Runway Mules $79.90

3. Kate Spade New York Ilisandra Glitter Mule Slides $328

4. Giuseppe Zanotti Design Double Strap Silver Mules $555.18

5. Lanvin Leather Point-Toe White Mule Slides $950

6. Alexander Wang Britt Strappy Mules $625

7. Jimmy Choo Deckle Double-Band Leather Slide Black Mules $795

8. Giuseppe Zanotti Leather Mules $675

9. Schutz Odelia Haircalf Mules $126

10. Gianvito Rossi Leather Black Mules $705Mules Shoe Trend Swanky Cyn SWANKYCYN

1. Vince Allison Peep-Toe Mule Slides $395

2. Paul Andrew Aristata Peep Toe Black Mules $595

3. Charles by Charles David Paco Navy Mules $65.98

4. Charles by Charles David Paco Black Mules $65.98

5. VC Signature Tamiko Cracked Leather Open Wedge Mules $165

6. Vince Allison Navy Blue Leather Mule Booties $395

7. SIXTYSEVEN Indie Clog Mules $53.96

8. Schutz Quereda Suede Pointy-Toe Mules $180

9. Vince Kaya Leather Wedge Mule Slides $395 Mules Shoe Trend Swanky Cyn SWANKYCYN

1. Alexandre Birman Python & PVC Mule Slides $550

2. Schutz Quereda Black Suede Mules $180

3. Charles David Kalia Nude Mules $160.80

4. Gianvito Rossi Open-toe Leather Mules $804

5. Kate Spade New York Ilisandra Satin Black Mule Slides $328

6. Gianvito Rossi Open-toe Leather Black Mules $803

7. Vince Allison Leather Mule Booties $395

8. Vince Kaya Nude Leather Wedge Mules $395

9. Calvin Klein Abby Grey Suede Mules $109Mules Shoe Trend Swanky Cyn SWANKYCYN

1. Sophia Webster Greta Crystal-embellished Cutout Suede Mule Sandals $640

2. Gucci Tess Suede Wooden Platform Clogs $850

3. Sophia Webster Sariya Neon-trimmed Leather Mules $680

4. Manolo Blahnik Ripta Snake Double-Band Gold Mule Slides $865

5. Sophia Webster Riko Peep Toe Leather Mules $675

6. Oscar de la Renta Marilous Satin Bow Nude Mules $678

7. Alexandre Birman Python & Rabbit-Fur Mules $780

8. SIXTYSEVEN Indie Clog Mules $53.96

9. Jeffrey Campbell Kai Gray Platform Mules $105


Are you a mules gal? Have these options made you look at slip ons differently? Do tell.

God bless!


OOTD: Big Hats, Wedges, and Gold

I love big hats and I cannot lie!

Ok, I love shoes. And these Qupid nude heel less wedges I got for about $4 are no exception! Crazy right?! This was the first time I wore them, and will probably sit in my closet for a while (favoritism gets in the way).

Qupid Heel Less Nude Wedge SWANKY CYN swankycyn

But I will admit, lately my husband has pressured me to get big hats I’ve had a slight obsession with hats.

I feel like hats have been all the rage. Maybe it was Pharell wearing a Vivienne Westwood hat earlier this year that started it all–idk, but I do know that between Hawaii and my hubby I’ve been acquiring a hefty collection. The thing is, I reeeeeally dislike hats. Or at least I used to. After a while they bother me and sometimes even give me a headache. However, with the right style and fit I realize they can be very comfortable and a great way to hide a bad hair day or a week of bad eyebrows. Plus, with us having a Jeep it helps to wear one on a windy Hawaii day.

Below I showcase a little casual look with one of my oversized hats. I’m thinking I should do a series of OOTDs wearing hats. Might as well put all of them to use…

To the East coasters currently in Fall mode…for a current weather look you can layer with a long oversized coat and wear tights under the skinnies or rock covered wedges.

Breakdown of my OOTD:

OOTD Nude Wedge Big Sun Hat SWANKY CYN swankycyn OOTD Big Sun Hat SWANKY CYN swankycyn OOTD Nude Wedge Big Sun Hat SWANKY CYN swankycyn OOTD Nude Wedge Big Sun Hat SWANKY CYN swankycyn OOTD Nude Wedge Big Sun Hat SWANKY CYN swankycyn OOTD Nude Wedge Big Sun Hat SWANKY CYN swankycyn OOTD Big Sun Hat SWANKY CYN swankycyn OOTD Nude Wedge Big Sun Hat SWANKY CYN swankycyn

What are some of your favorite oversized hats?

God bless!


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Why God loves you, and meets you where you are.

God Loves Perfect

I’m going to be honest. I don’t always FEEL like spending time with God eventhough I KNOW it’s what I should do. And when I say should, I mean it’s necessary and beneficial for me and something I desire deep down for the love God has for us by the sacrifice Jesus made.

Today was one of those days.

Sometimes I’m able to build myself up to go spend time with Him but today I was disobedient. I was weak and tired so I caved. Instead I decided to watch some On Demand entertainment. Lately I’ve been really liking Marriage Bootcamp the Reality Stars Edition and as I’m watching I’m lead to pray for the hurts and struggles of those participating in the show. Then in the middle of praying, I was overcome with emotions aside from the ones I was already experiencing. With my heart going out the to the marriages participating in MB, I realized…even in my disobedience to God, He met me exactly where I was.

I’m sitting on the couch watching TV instead of sitting in my prayer corner reading my bible. Yet and still He is here. He is not only working through me, He started to reveal to me how much He loves me. Something that I have questioned before. How can He be so perfect, magnificent, and grand yet love someone as imperfect and disobedient as me?

Although I’m not a mother, I began to see the vision of my child. If had he been disobedient of let’s say cleaning his room or washing his hands and instead decided to watch cartoons would I meet him where he is? Would I help him, rugrat and all, and bring a wipe to clean his hands? Yes. Would I compromise at times and later clean his room with him? Yes. It wouldn’t be done out of weakness, but instead out of LOVE. So the same way, but farrrrrrrr more amazing and greater, God does for us. Needless to say, I was bawling.

In that moment I understood how God was able to love us without condition. It’s not even a choice for Him. He simply is that way. The I AM… HE IS. I pictured him sitting next to me on the couch with his hand on my shoulder, saying “It’s ok.” I didn’t choose to spend time with Him but He still blessed me and met me where I was.

LOVE in it’s truest essence.

The Lord is compassionate and merciful, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. He will not constantly accuse us, nor remain angry forever. He does not punish us for all our sins; he does not deal harshly with us, as we deserve. For his unfailing love toward those who fear him is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth. (Psalm 103:8-11 NLT)

Have you ever felt because of your shortcomings, sin, past mistakes, or disobedience that God didn’t love you? Let me know by leaving a comment below.

God bless!


P.S. – post originally created on 7.28.14 but sat in Drafts. :)

Cover photo artwork by Hillary Grantham.

SOLEIL TOUJOURS: Luxury Sunscreen

With living in Hawaii and adding another birthday to my belt (March 21) I couldn’t pass up the chance to try SOLEIL TOUJOURS, a luxury skincare line. Nowadays, I try taking better care of my body. Just because I’m slim doesn’t mean I can slack off and when it comes to SPF, my skincare has usually sucked. I’m trying to make up for lost time and again with living in Hawaii it’s imperative. My days of lathering on baby oil or lotions with little to no SPF are over. Ok, I lie. Some of my faves I can’t let go–BUT the usage of them will be kept to a minimum.

Soleil Toujours Luxury Sunscreen Skincare Tanning SPF

Soleil Toujours has a product lineup that includes SOLEIL DU MIDI for intense sun exposure, SOLEIL TOUJOURS for daily protection, and SOLEIL LUXE for post-sun care.

I really appreciate SOLEIL TOUJOURS in it’s mission to deliver effective and safe skin protection, while providing great benefits and keeping health in mind. I love that there is a focus to help our daily skin care routine without compromising luxury or making it feel like a daily chore.

My take on a handful of the products I tried:
  • Mineral Based Sunscreen Mist SPF 30 …I’m all for this concept of spray, rub, and go. It has a nice scent, super easy application, and is lightweight. I highly recommend it.
  • Aprés Soleil Exotic Shimmer Body Oil … I love it! Contains a hint of shimmer and a touch of bronze. The scent is ok but the glow it gives is great! In order to get a visible tint you have to apply generously. I wasn’t able to experience the soothing benefits because I haven’t thoroughly tanned.
  • Daily Moisturizer for Face SPF 20 …I’m sorry, this did not go well for me. I appreciate that it goes on smooth considering the SPF. However, when I was in the shower I kept smelling burning rubber and was driving myself bonkers trying to figure out where it was coming from. I realized it was my face. Yeah no bueno. I still don’t know what that was about so I stopped use. Too bad seeing that it offers great benefits which you can read here.
  • 100% Mineral Sunscreen Mist SPF 45 for Children …I don’t have children but I like the scent. It has a very fruity fun fragrance and same concept as the Mineral Based Sunscreen Mist SPF 30.
  • Mineral Based Sunscreen Body Lotion SPF 30 …This contained a slight chalky-ness but has an excellent smooth and light texture upon rubbing in. No greasy residue to deal with.


The point of SOLEIL TOUJOURS is to both indulge and protect.

It presents a modern and elegant brand aesthetic by offering anti-aging and corrective benefits, with a key focus on mineral based sunscreen actives and while avoiding all potentially toxic and controversial chemicals.

SOLEIL TOUJOURS, originally known as Soleil Organique, relaunched with a new name, a new look and improved formulations on April 21st. Enjoy the 10% off discount code below before it expires on May 31st.

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What does your sun protection regimen consist of? Let me know some of your fave sunscreen lotions by leaving a comment below.

God bless!


P.S. – This post is sponsored by SOLEIL TOUJOURS and powered by BrandBacker.

P.S.S. – If you would like to learn more about my personal skincare routine check out my post 3 Easy Steps to Healing and Daily Prayer.

Studio Gear: Hydrating CC Cream

I recently ran out of my daily tinted moisturizer, and was about to restock, when I came across the opportunity to try Studio Gear’s CC Cream. Sure why not! An every day lightweight cover is essential to my skincare routine. I rather not be out and about all day with heavy makeup on my face if it isn’t necessary.

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Within the first day I fell in love! It doesn’t streak WHATSOEVER (score!), it blends into skin tone really well while providing some coverage, and moisturizes without being greasy. I have combination skin so I tried with my normal moisturizer as well as without, and both fared well. I’m also very pleased with the bit of coverage it provides for how light weight it is.

I don’t recommend it if you need some more serious coverage for really red spots or acne. However, it is so light weight and smooth that you can use it as a primer/concealer prior to foundation. I love how it starts off as a grainy white lotion, then blends in with your skin tone as you rub it in.

Key Benefits:

  • Protects: SPF 20.
  • Perfects: Micro-encapsulated pigments fade dark spots and acne scarring.
  • Corrects: Brightens and illuminates skin with non-oily, natural looking coverage.
  • Prevents:  Anti-aging and collagen building ingredients help minimize fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Hydrates:  Hydra-Extend technology provides moisture for up to 72 hours.
  • Conceals:  Micro encapsulated pigments deliver a fresh dose of color that adapts to your own skin tone.
  • Smoothes:  Restores skin elasticity by promoting moisture retention.


Choose between 3 available shades: Linen, Natural and Wheat.

Studio Hydrating Gear CC Cream

With BB and CC creams being all the rage right now, you can usually find my face as bare as possible accompanied by natural toned eyeshadows, bronzer, and a sheer lip balm. (If in an upbeat mood, I’ll opt on a bit of rouge cheeks with a red or hot pink lip.) Having a tinted moisturizer or very light CC Cream like Studio Gear’s is imperative to my daily beauty routine. 

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 Enjoy and God bless!


P.S. – This post is sponsored by Studio Gear and powered by BrandBacker.

P.S.S. – If you’re having a hard time with breakouts or your skincare take a look at my Healing and Daily Prayer video on how I combated my acne in 3 Easy Steps.

Shoe Trend: Nautical Anchor

I love being able to collide my faith with my personal fashion. Here at SWANKYCYN it’s what I hope you’re encouraged to do. Not only focusing on what’s on the outside but realizing that our inside should be just as swanky too…and that all begins with Christ as our hope.

Shoe Trend Nautical Anchor

I’ve recently been on the hunt for cute dainty rings. With my “ring finger” forever occupied, I need less cocktail options so I can balance things out. I decided on one by Haute Shop and a gold set by Aldo, one being of an anchor. I love anything fashion that brings me back to my relationship with Him. For me the anchor ring is special in that it will always remind me that I have His hope as my anchor. Swanktified at it’s best!

This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary. (Hebrews 6:19 GNT)

Then, when I was browsing around online today I came across the cutest pair of nautical flats, with again the reminder of His hope as my anchor. I got to thinking. I know nautical is a very common style in the warm seasons, being more prominent on certain years, but I feel that the anchor should be a staple this Spring/Summer 2014. Don’t you? I like the gaudy gold hardware of the anchor and I appreciate some of the more creative styles–like Charlotte Olympia. She always knows how to put her own twist on things.

Below I have picked some of my favorite styles.

Shoe Trend Nautical Anchor Flats Rainboots Heels Shoes1. Charlotte Olympia Shore Thing Canvas Anchor Sandals $1,595

2. cherrymod Be My Anchor Sandals $23.12

3. Kardinale Anchor Loafers $421

4. BootsiTootsi Ahoy Anchor Rain Boots $39.95

5. Acne Studios Adriana Anchor White Sneakers $390

6. DSQUARED2 Anchor Flat Sandals $344.85


Shoe Trend Nautical Anchor Flats Sandals Shoes1. Miss L Fire Mariner Anchor Ballet Flats $84.99

2. Firenze by Avanti Anchor Flat Sandals $36

3. Charlotte Olympia Atlantic Anchor Flat Sandals $675

4. Sperry Top-Sider Celeste Anchor Ballet $59.95

5. Miss L Fire Questions and Anchors Sandals $114.99

6. Sperry Top-Sider Hope Anchor Espadrille Sandals $60


Shoe Trend Nautical Anchor Flats Heels Sandals Sneakers Shoes1. DSQUARED2 Gold Anchor Sandals $84.99

2. Miss L Fire Ship Ahoy Anchor Flats $94.07

3. Acne Studios Adriana Anchor Black Sneakers $390

4. Christian Dior Anchor Flats SOLD OUT

5. Giuseppe Zanotti Anchor Flat Sandals $995

6. Sperry Top-Spider Katama Anchor Canvas Espadrilles $60

7. ANCHORS AWAY Anchor Anklet Jewelry $15.50


How do you incorporate your personal values or faith into your fashion? Make sure you comment below and follow me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for more on how I collide my faith and fashion!

God bless!


Eu Natural: Clarity Vitamin C Anti-Aging Serum

I don’t claim to be a beauty expert, BUT there are some things that have personally helped my skincare routine.  When using the right serum, my skin looks brighter, fresher, and younger. Major confidence boost!

And although I love serum, I hadn’t used any in a while. So when I saw the opportunity to review Eu Natural’s Clarity Vitamin C Serum, I jumped to it.

Eu Natural

Because this happens to be the first product outside of Eu Natural’s usual supplements/vitamins, I wasn’t sure how it would fare. I gave it a shot for a few days, I love it, and I’m continuing its use.

I like to alternate between an oil serum and a non oily serum (not the same thing) and I like Clarity as a non oily serum. The benefits I noticed were great glowing skin, it wasn’t sticky when applied, and it didn’t over moisturize (again not oily). I was able to apply lotion and makeup after without feeling like a greasy mess.

In my opinion, the only couple of drawbacks the Clarity serum had, were the scent and lack of a tightening effect. I like for a serum to have a fresh invigorating scent and for my skin to feel a little tight when it dries.

Regardless, I feel this product still managed to prove itself and it’s now a part of my daily routine. Thank you Eu Natural and Brandbacker!

Eu Natural is running a special launch promotion for swanksters on Amazon where you can receive 15% off using the promo code below. (click the photo below or get more info on the Vitamin C Serum here)

Discount: 15% Off
Discount Code: EUN15OFF

Experience the Anti-aging Benefits:
  • Smoothes the Skin
  • Reduces Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Treats Dark Spots


Eu Natural Coupon Code

A little about Eu Natural and their Vitamin C Serum, Clarity.

Eu Natural manufactures without the use of any extra fillers, binders, excipients, parabens, or alcohol.

Organically formulated, Clarity Vitamin C Serum features Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Hyaluronic Acid, and Herbal Extracts. It stimulates collagen production for radiant and youthful looking skin.

Do you currently use an anti-aging product for your daily skincare? Comment below or let me know your thoughts by sharing this post on Facebook.

God bless!


P.S. – This post is sponsored by Eu Natural and powered by Brandbacker.

P.S.S. – I briefly stopped all my daily products containing similar benefits to give Clarity’s Vitamin C Serum a fair chance. I can honestly say I’m not disappointed. If you’re struggling with acne or your skincare regimen, make sure you check out my post on Healing and Daily Prayer. It’s a great addition to anything you decide to do.


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