Books • Bible • Beauty

Good morning! February’s gloomy weather hasn’t left just yet, but springtime is around the corner. The Word, words, and makeup consumes most of my thoughts and time, so I wanted to start a series that would encapsulate all of my “little joys.” I’m one of those #basic girls who spend hours checking out beauty tutorials, Goodreads reviews, and new music. Every month, I’m going to compile a list of the best reads, scripture, and beauty product or technique that I’ve been loving on Sustained By the King’s “Books • Bible • Beauty.” Keep reading to find links to this month’s faves!

Books

styles            knockoff

February is short, but I managed to cram five books into the month. Most of them were real winners, and I reviewed my favorites on Instagram.

The Mysterious Affair at Styles and The Knockoff are totally different: Styles is set during WWI, has a male narrator, and revolves around murder, class, and deception; while Knockoff takes place in modern day, has a female narrator, and revolves around fashion, tech, and relevancy. I loved both, although The Knockoff does have some PG13 language and subject matter. Go to the “Books” highlight on my Instagram feed to check out a more in-depth review, or watch my review of The Knockoff here.

Bible

 

I made this playlist with you in mind. Each of these songs tell the story of God’s heart for you through freeing truths and beautiful melodies. It’s been a serious struggle to get into my Bible this month, but this Quiet Time playlist has been leading me to the Lord in sweet moments of worship.

Beauty

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The Lash Paradise mascara from Maybelline takes my stick-straight lashes from baby hairs to falsies in a couple of swipes. I curl my lashes, apply two coats, and suddenly I look wide awake. My eyes do start to get a little irritated after 6-8 hours of wearing this, but it comes off easily with some coconut oil and water.

Bonus

A few more things I’ve been loving in February:

This Lou & Grey jumpsuit, this British podcast, and this inspiring coffee talk.

Spring Cleaning: I love getting $ for my gently used clothes, shoes, and accessories without leaving the house. Every season, I go through my closet and pare down anything I haven’t worn in a few months. ThredUp makes it easy to sell or donate your clothes. All you have to do is order a free closet clean-out bag, fill it with your freshly washed clothes, and drop it off at the post office. You can also buy gently worn items from their online store for discounted prices, from brands like Free People, Lululemon, and Madewell. If you use my referral code, you’ll even get a free $10! What’s not to love?

If you liked this post, share it with a friend and comment below with some feedback. If there’s a product or book you’ve been wanting to try, I’d love to review it for you! What would you recommend for next month’s Books • Bible • Beauty ?

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