Monday, March 11, 2013

LOTD #6 and a book recommendation

Avon Pro-To-Go in Party Rouge

Sadly, the Pro-To-Go lippies were discontinued. I first discovered them back in 2008 when Reese Witherspoon was serving as a Beauty Ambassador for Avon and was in all the ads wearing lipstick from this line.

Pro-to-Go is a creamy, moisturizing, highly-pigmented formula that also contains SPF 15. It glides on smooth, the texture is light, the color is even a little bit shiny, and the one-hand application packaging is fabulous!
Slide: Slide up button to raise lid…and lipstick.
Glide: Glide on color for beautiful lips.
Hide: Slide down button…see lid close.

I would describe the Pro To Go as a highly pigmented lip balm (sort of a first gen Revlon Lip Butter). They don't have a lot of staying power, but they feel absolutely fabulous on your lips and wears off extremely evenly, so I didn't mind reapplying it. I've got about 4-5 shades to rediscover and see if I still want to keep them in my stash- I'm definitely keeping Party Rouge.

Book Club

Last week I attended my church's Children's Ministries Book Club and we discussed Words Kids Need to Hear. I have to say, it was an AMAZING book and I am trying to constantly keeping the author's recommended phrases in mind.

Words matter. Words can build up, or words can tear down. As parents and church leaders, do we use our words well? Words Kids Need to Hear offers compelling, yet simple ways to build up the hearts of children through meaningful and well-chosen words. What children hear from adults they trust makes a significant impact---now and for years to come. Words Kids Need to Hear offers an easy-to-follow learning path. Each of the seven chapters focuses on a single statement kids need to hear from parents, children's workers, and other close adults. These seven statements are simple to share, yet guaranteed to make a profound impact on a child's life. 

They are: 
* I Believe in You 
* You Can Count on Me 
* I Treasure You 
* I'm Sorry, Please Forgive Me 
* Because 
* No 
* I Love You 

Each chapter seeks to educate first, equip, and then motivate to action. Words Kids Need to Hear helps parents and children's workers use words to build up the hearts of elementary-age children, resulting in closer parent-child relationships that pave a path toward a relationship with God.

This was a quick easy read filled with good examples and situations. I feel like I got *so* much out of it- I just can't recommend this book enough. It's also a great good to pick up and read a chapter when you don't have much time- I read several chapters in the pickup line at school while waiting to pick up the kids. Have you read it?


C. Beth said...

The book sounds great. Adding to my Wish List. Thanks!

C. Beth said...

Just got a used copy of the book on Amazon. Thanks again for the recommendation!

WhatIfWeAllCared? said...

Like the list of phrases~ copied it to add to our conversations :)
Missing that Avon lipstick too~ so many new ones coming out~ maybe you can find one that's as nice!
Lipstick is a very personal thing~ I, like you, prefer creamy and soothing to my lips. I tend to subconsciously, chew my lips when thinking hard/ worrying so it's critical for me to have a good lipstick to heal the damage quick! Love holiday sweets lip balm~ cinnamon spice as it tints lightly and moisurizes big time!!!