My Weekend + June Birchbox

Good morning! We had a busy weekend! My sister, Traci got home from Nicaragua last night and we met her at the airport to welcome her home. I was so glad to see her!

This is Colt waiting for Aunt Traci to get off of her plane. Eli, Traci’s youngest son has his arm around Colt. So sweet!


We also had a wedding of a dear friend to attend on Saturday night. It was gorgeous! Wayne couldn’t go to the wedding so Cory, my son, was my date for the evening.

Every chance this mama gets to spend with her son is a blessing! One of these days he’s going to meet a young lady that’s going to capture his heart. I’ve been praying for her from the time Cory was born and I can’t wait to meet her!


I”ve mentioned  Birchbox before, but it’s a monthly subscription service ($10 a month)  of high-end beauty, grooming, and lifestyle samples that have been customized for you.

When you’re ready for more of the products you sampled, you can purchase full-size versions directly from the Birchbox Shop. They have a generous loyalty program that rewards you every time you shop!

Also, if you order the products from Birchbox  during the month they were sent, you get free shipping.

I loved this months Birchbox (some months I like better than others) and I plan on ordering full sizes of some of the sample products.

June Birch box
Here’s what was in this month’s Birchbox:


  • Davines Oi/Oil Absolute Beautifying Potion
  • Davines Love Smoothing Conditioner and Davines Love Smoothing Shampoo
  • Color Club® Wanderlust Nail Polish
  • Youngblood Hi-Definition Hydrating Mineral Perfecting Powder
  • Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser

I used the Davins Love Shampoo and Conditioner. It’s specifically for dry and frizzy hair and I loved it!! Even my daughter noticed my hair looking shinier. I will order this, it’s a bit pricey so I’ll only use it a couple of times a week.

As always Birchbox is beautifully packaged, and it’s a fun gift to receive in the mail. It allows me to try products that I would never know about if I didn’t get them from Birchbox.

Have you tried Birchbox? If you would like to sign up, go here!

Beauty For the Heart~~I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. -Mother Teresa

Have a blessed day!

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The Ultimate Beauty Multi-Tasker

Good morning!

Today, I wanted to share with you a new product I recently tried and liked!

The product is Freedom Glow Beauty Balm by Revolution Organics.

The beauty balm came in my Birchbox. If you’d like to know more about Birchbox, you can go here.

Why do I love this product? Because it’s the ultimate beauty multi-tasker.

I know most of you, like me, are busy and don’t have a lot of time to spend on your makeup.

This product is for your lips, cheeks, and eyes, all in one. How cool is that?

Freedom glow is also 100% natural and created with 85% certified organic ingredients.

This beauty multi-tasker delivers an instant healthy glow anytime, anywhere.

It’s small enough that you can put it in your purse and take it with you for “touch ups” during the day.

The beauty balm comes in three glowing shades to complement any skin tone.

Another reason I like the beauty balm is because of its creamy texture.

Bobbi Brown, the famous makeup artist recommends

cream blushes for women over 40.

Bobbi Brown said,  “that as women get older, their skin gets more and more dry.

You should opt for a cream blush rather than a powder blush,

or you can even use a lipstick if you are in a pinch!”

If you’re interested and want to check out more products from Revolution Organics go here.

Beauty For the Heart~~My devotion spoke right to my heart this morning.

I’m praying about some areas of ministry that I’d like to get involved with.

I’m seeking His will. This was the verse in my devotional book:

You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy;
At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Psalm 16:11

Praying that Jesus will show me the path he wants me to take. His path is always the right path!

Are you wondering today what He desires for you?

Spend time in His word and listen for His still small voice.

Praying you have a blessed day today!

A Firming & Lifting Cream That Works!

I have to tell you, I’m a sucker for anything that says anti-aging, firming, or lifting!

I’m obviously not the only one. I recently read that we spend over a billion dollars a year on anti-aging products.

Honestly, I don’t think there’s a product out there that’s going to make my 45 year old face and neck look like a 25 year old.

I say it on here all the time but I really believe that true beauty comes from the inside.

A heart that’s full of love, peace, patience, joy etc. makes every age woman, beautiful!

But every once in a while, I find a product I really like and I want to share it with YOU.

Each month I receive a Birchbox in the mail.

Birchbox is full of new grooming, beauty and lifestyle sample products.

Birchbox allows you to sample top products from high-end brands, get expert advice, and buy new favorites.

If you’re interested in getting your own Birchbox you can go here.

Recently they sent me a sample of ALGENIST firming & lifting cream.

Believe it or not, I didn’t try it immediately.

But the area that has been bothering me recently is my neck. I had tried some other things but nothing seemed to help.

I decided to try the ALGENIST not expecting any great results.

Let me just say, I WAS WRONG! This product works.

My neck not only looks better, it feels smooth and I’m shocked!

I only have the sample size so I’m using it very sparingly. I would like to use it on my face too.

The ALGENIST products are not cheap but I’m thinking this one product might be worth purchasing.

If you’re looking for a product to smooth lines and firm your skin I would highly recommend this product.

(I am not receiving an compensation for telling you about this, I just tried and liked it, and I wanted to share it with you.)

Have you tried anything lately that you really like? Let me know!

Beauty For the Heart~~This morning in my devotional time I read Romans 12:2 (NLT),

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”

I want God to transform my thinking. I want to see things the way He sees them.

I’m praying today He will mold me and make me into the woman that He can use for His glory!

The Skin Care Products I Use!

Happy Friday!

It’s finally gotten really cold here in Kentucky and we even have a little snow! I’m going to take advantage of this cold weather and stay inside and do some much needed organizing.

Last week when I asked you guys to take a survey about my blog you asked lots of questions. One thing many of you wanted to know was, what skin care products I use.

I have always tried to take care of my face by using good skin care. Let’s be honest there are thousands of skin care products out there and we could spend hundreds of dollars trying to make ourselves look younger.

The truth is I’m 45 years old and I’m never going to look 25 again. I’m OK with that! (Of course, if you know of a miracle product by all means share it with us! :-))

Over the last ten years, I have used Mary Kay skin care products more than any other product. Here are some reasons why~

  • Their prices are reasonable. I can’t spend hundreds of dollars a month on skin care!
  • They have many products to choose from that fit the problem areas I need (and at 45, I have several!).
  • They’re American made! and I love to support anything that’s American made.

These are the products I love and use consistently:

The Miracle set and at my age I need a miracle!


Firming eye cream~an under cream that helps with my dark circles and wrinkles.

This is my favorite product~the Time Wise Microdermabrasion Set. I use it twice a week and I love the way it makes my skin feel and look.

These are some of my favorite ones but there are many others that work great!

I decided several months ago to become an independent beauty consultant so that I could get the products I use at a discount. Because women sometimes ask me what I use I decided to set up a Personal Website. 

If you want to order any of these products you can order them directly from me (its kind of like an etsy shop except I don’t make the products!).

Just click my button and you’ll get the products quickly and I’ll pay for the shipping! If you have any questions you can email me at cyndispivey(at)gmail(dot)com.

Beauty For the Heart~~I love to read The Message version of the Bible at times. This is 2 Corinthians 4:16 from The Message:

So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There’s far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever.

Our outside might be falling apart but let’s make sure our inside is looking more and more like Jesus Christ!

Have a great weekend friends!

Linking to Musings of a Housewife/Fashion Friday

Encouraging Word Wednesday and a Link Up


Good Morning!!

It’s hump day so we’ve made it half way through the week.

My last few posts have been on hair and I’m sure many

of you, like me, spend time and money on trying

to be “pretty” on the outside.

Actually, I did some research and found that over 6 billion dollars

is spent in the United States on beauty products per year.

Wow! That’s a huge amount of money!

I must admit some of my money is included in that 6 billion.

If a product says it can smooth a wrinkle or promises to make me

look ten years younger then they have got me!

But truthfully at the age of forty five I realize that no matter how much

money I spend on anti-aging products, my body is aging.

2 Corinthians 4:16 says,

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away,

 our inner self is being renewed day by day.

True beauty is inner beauty. There’s nothing more beautiful than

a woman who has spent time with Jesus.

She has a glow about her that shines wherever she goes.

So today let me encourage you to spend time with the One who can

make you feel beautiful from the inside out and I can

promise you……it will be worth it!

Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman

who fears the Lord is to be praised. Proverbs 31:30

Thanks for stopping by!

Walking in His Grace,

 Encouraging Words Wednesday Linky Party!

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Hebrews 10:25b says, but encourage one another,

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