Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Floral Mani

Its not often that I get the extra time to do my nails all pretty, but I finally had some spare time (and patience) to try my hand at a fun floral mani, that I've been really wanting to do. Floral mani's in pretty pastel colors are perfect for Spring!
For this mani I used e.l.f. nail polishes in 'Pearl', 'Passhion Pink', Pure Ice nail polish in 'Home Run', and then e.l.f. glitter polish in 'Fairy Dust'. And I just love Fairy Dust, is so subtle and gorgeous!

To help me make the floral pattern I used e.l.f.'s angled eyeliner brush! Its the perfect size to paint with and the angled tip also makes it easy to use as a nail polish brush.
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Monday, April 29, 2013

Glitter Lips And Keek

Hey everyone!
Happy Makeup Monday to you!!
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Today I'm going to be sharing about this gorgeous glitter lip look, but before we get on with the linkup and my beauty post for the day I wanted to share with you a new site I am on and loving! Its called keek. I only just heard about it from my sister, and so I decided to sign up to share some videos of me, my family and also some beauty looks too! I figured this would be a fun way to see looks like you would in real life rather than JUST photos.

Keek is an android video app, where you can take and share 36 second videos, its super fun! ♥ Go download the Keek app and subscribe to me! My username is agapelovegirl http://keek.com/getapp.
You can also check out my videos & profile online at www.keek.com/agapelovegirl

Ok one more thing before we move on... I just wanted to give a big Thank you to Casey for being a Guest Host of Makeup Monday this week! ♥ Be sure to stop by and give her blog a visit, she is the 3rd link in the linky below!
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The lighter looking photos are taken with a flash, and the darker ones in natural light, which is why the lipstick color looks slightly different. The last photo is most true to color. ♥

To create this beautiful glitter lip I'm using My Beauty Addiction's Color Rich Lipstick in 'Rumors' and their Cosmetic Glitter as well. Its the Pink Glitter called 'Addiction'.

You can find these products and more at:

I will also be posting a video of this lip look on my keek account too!
So be sure to stop by and check it out! ♥

And of course, please feel free to pin these photos to your pinterest account, and dont forget to link up your beauty posts as well!
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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Wild Butterfly Boutique Giveaway {5 winners!}

Hello darlings, happy Sunday to you!
I'm so glad you stopped by for a visit today, and I KNOW you will be glad too.
Because this weeks giveaway is bombDOTcom, baby! ;)

Wild Butterfly Boutique {Connect: FacebookInstagramPinterest} is generously offering a giveaway* that FIVE-yes-FIVE of you will win! Not only that, but each winner gets to pick any item of their choice from Wild Butterfly Boutique! PLUS, while this giveaway is going on, they also have a special 25% off discount for you as well! Just use code 'agapelove25' to receive 25% off your entire purchase!!

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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Fitness 101: Get BIKINI ready by June!

Fitness 101: Get BIKINI ready by June!
Do you keep staring at your favorite bikini every time you go out shopping?
Why not find a reason to buy it plus more new items for your new sexy body?
I am here today to share some tips that should help you get your body bikini ready for this summer! 

1) Ditch the soda and start drinking water! Studies have proven that individuals that drink more carbonated or sugary beverages will gain weight or have troubles losing the unwanted weight you currently have. Drinking water will help flush your system as well as keep your body properly hydrated. I would suggest starting with 2 Liters and start working your way up to about a gallon of water a day. YES I SAID A GALLON! 

2) Ditch the fast food! Take a stand NOW to start cooking your meals and try not to “grab something that is easy”. Cooking your own meals allows you to see exactly what you are putting in your body. And, it also allows you the chance to plan your meals and possible SAVE money! Try having 5 small meals a day. Start with breakfast and have a meal every 3 hours. Each meal should be around 400 calories. You should have a good source of protein (like chicken or fish and for breakfast things like egg whites or whole eggs), a nice serving of veggies, and one good carbohydrate source (like brown rice, whole grain bread, sweet potatoes). 

3) WORK OUT!!! Yes get up and get active! You want to try to work out 5 days a week. Try NOT to take more than two days off in a row. You should spend 30-45 minutes of cardio and getting your heart rate up. And you also need a good strength training program. YES LADIES YOU NEED TO LIFT WEIGHTS! No you will not get big and bulky. Strength training will allow you to build your muscles and start to get more tone.
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4) HAVE A PLAN! Ladies you should plan out your meals, workouts, trips to the store, and anything else! If you FAIL TO PLAN you PLAN TO FAIL. If you plan these things out you will be prepared and ready for your meals and workouts during the week. This will allow you the change to not make excuses when you are running late or need to find food to eat. Keep a journal so you are able to keep track of what all is going on. You want to be able to visually keep track of what is going on.
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5) Find and keep your own motivation. You have to find something that keeps you motivated. It can be images, quotes, bible verses, or anything! You have to keep things so that you can keep yourself motivated on the days you do not feel motivated. Sometimes you need someone to keep you motivated or someone to help hold you accountable for your actions. This can be a friend, co-worker, or family member There are all very important tools that you can use to help you get ready for the summer. There are no magic pills or crash diets that can help you. Try to eat fresh whole foods (stay away from processed foods) and drink plenty of water. You want to cut back on drinking alcohol and increase your activity levels. You do not have to belong to a gym to get a good workout. You can find many workouts online that you can do at home! 
You have the tools to reach your goals! So why not start NOW so you can flaunt your confidence and new body this summer. This is Stephanie from Infinite Life Fitness. Please feel free to stop by my blog for more health and fitness tips!
 Stephanie is a bi-monthly, Agape Love Designs contributor for health and fitness!
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Friday, April 26, 2013

Pink Glitter EOTD

Today I'm sharing a pretty glitter look. And I took lots of photos, because its so hard to capture the beauty of glitter in a photo, but I sure tried. Hope you enjoy this Eye Of The Day! And feel free to pin the photos if you like them. ♥
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For this look I used My Beauty Addiction Mineral Eye Shadows in:
French Vanilla - Cream White
Matte Black
Show Stopper - Pink Shadow
Addiction - Pink Glitter
All of these shadows & the glitter were used with Shadow Poxy, and can be found at My Beauty Addiction:
On my Face:
My Beauty Addiction Perfect Canvas Makeup Primer
My Beauty Addiction Anti-Aging Mineral Foundation in #6 'Honey' 

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Pretty Things #27

Pretty things Im lovin' this week.
#love #prettythings #floral #spring #faith #jewelry #mani #art #tardis #hungergames #bow #diy

Nail Polish Phone Case/ /DIY Feather Mani/ /Floral Leather Headband

Rapunzel Floral Clutch/ /Color Dipped Brass Earrings/ /DIY Monogram Canvas Art

DIY Chain & Bead Earrings/ /Pink Crochet Bow Headband/ /Rose Quartz Wire Wrapped Ring

What pretty things are you loving this week?
What blog posts are really inspiring and speaking to you this week?

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

An Encouraging Word ♥

I'm going to take a leap of faith and assume that if you are here it is because you need to be here. More than just a cute outfit, more than fashion... It is because something in this post is something you needed to read/hear. If you are here it is because you need an encouraging word. And I am going to give it to you. ♥ I have prayed about you, yes YOU. I have asked God to guide you here. So that if you are in need of some encouragement, you will get it. 

Ive listed 10 bibles verses below. Read them, let them soak in. And I pray they touch your heart. Remind you we are not alone. That we have strength and hope and are loved by an amazing Heavenly father. Let us not be discouraged by affliction or temptation, but encouraged by the word of God, and one another in love.
1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18  So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison,  as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
Psalm 55:22  Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.

Philippians 4:6-7 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:13  I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Matthew 5:43-44 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

Romans 8:37-39  No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

What I'm Wearing:
Cami: Ross
Skirt: Ross
Cardy: Old Navy
Booties: Target
Necklace: Handmade by Me! ♥

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Princess Belle Inspired Makeup

Its been a while since Ive shared a new Disney Princess look.  Ive actually had this one for Belle done and uploaded onto my computer for a few weeks now, but have just been hesitant to post it on the blog. I'm not quite happy with this look. It seems a little too dull for me. I was hoping I could do something more creative, since Belle's color palette is very limited. But as the weeks went by I just haven't made the time to create a new look, and I still have looks to create for Mulan and Esmerelda! So I decided to just post this look and move on, happy or not.
 Rather than just go for ONE single color, I used 3 inspired by her. Yellow, Gold and Brown for her hair. And even though I know she isn't wearing pink, I just had this urge to add some pink to the look! So rather than add it to my eyes, I put it on my lips. I think this bright pink lipstick color 'Daphne' from Radiant Cosmetics really compliments the yellow/gold combo on my eyes.
The colors I used for this look are:
Tequila Sunrise - Yellow, used on inner lid.
Golden Tiara -  Gold color, used on outer lid and crease.
Swiss Chocolate - Rich Brown, used on upper and lower lash line. (I used wetliner foiling serum to make this a liquid liner on my lash line)
French Vanilla -  Shimmery cream color. Used as high lighter on brow bone and inner corners.
All of these shadows were used with Shadow Poxy, and can be found at My Beauty Addiction:

 Over all I dont HATE this look. It does remind me of Belle and her dress. I'm just not as pleased with is as much as I am the others. Maybe it needed some glitter? Ahh well, I hope you all enjoy it anyways. Let me know what you think?
 To see more Princess Looks, click these links to see: Princess Aurora, Snow White, Princess JasminPrincess Tiana, Pocahontas, Princess Ariel, Cinderella, Megara, Rapunzel, Merida and Kida.

Headband c/o: Vintage Wanna Bee

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Earth Day Inspired Eyes {EOTD}

Earth Day is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment.

Normally I dont post this late in the day, or twice in a day for that matter.
But when I remembered it was Earth Day, I wanted to create a fun artistic eye look of the Earth.
First I had searched google and pinterest to see if anyone had already done and "Earth Eye", 
and to my surprise no one has! None that I could find anyway...

So I went for it, I love how it turned out and I am excited to share!
For this look I used My Beauty Addiction Mineral Eye Shadows in:
Blue Carrauco
All of these shadows were used with Shadow Poxy, and can be found at My Beauty Addiction:

On my Lips:
My Beauty Addiction's Sugar Babies - Jojoba Lip Glaze in 'Bubblegum'
This lip glaze is amazing and also smells SO YUMMY!! 

On my Face:
My Beauty Addiction Perfect Canvas Makeup Primer
My Beauty Addiction Anti-Aging Mineral Foundation in #6 'Honey'  
If you look carefully, you will see I didn't do both eyes exactly the same.
I wanted the green and blue to be slightly different on each eye, to mimic more of what the Earth looks like.
I'd love to know what you think of the look!?
Its obviously more on the dramatic/artistic side, not something I would normally wear out.
But I truly love how it turned out. ♥

Also, I'm not sure if anyone else but me will notice this...
BUT if you happen to notice my eyelashes look different, its because Im using a different mascara than usual.
Lets just say, I'm not a fan of it!
But I have been trying a couple different mascara's and I will have a review post for that soon.
Did you do anything fun or cool to raise awareness for Earth Day?
Help clean up a park? Or maybe just went outside and enjoyed our beautiful Earth?
I'd love to hear about it!

Please feel free to Pin any of these photos! ♥
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