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Beauty bag must-haves for believers

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Is your toiletry bag clogged with beauty and grooming products that have significantly failed to deliver? The serum gave you an outbreak, the bold lipstick promising 24-hour color flaked within seconds, and the body cleanser smelt like a toilet freshener. You’ve shelled out good money for them too, and you’re now left wondering, “I just want to look and smell good, why’s that so hard?”

Editor’s Picks: Best of What Makes You Beautiful

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Try as we might to stop it, modern society’s ever-changing standards of beauty seem to constantly creep into our thinking and impression of our self-worth. But God, as our creator, designed each of us exactly the way that we are, with great intention. What do we do when we struggle to like how He’s made us?

Beauty From Ashes

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Title: Beauty From Ashes Materials: Hand-lettering and photography Artwork…

The Beauty of Broken

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Most of us don’t want to talk about the not-so-pretty stuff of life. We’d rather focus on loveliness. Hued sunsets. Bursting flowers. Downy ducklings and fluffy lambs.

What if God Made Me Pretty?

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I am short, stocky, and average-looking. When I was growing up, people used to comment about how flat my nose was. A friend even told me that my nose looked like it had been hit by something.

Beauty in God's Eyes

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Title: Beauty in God's Eyes Materials: Calligraphy with lipstick Description: Through…

Healing Through Brutality

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Title: Healing Through Brutality Materials: Mixed media installation Description: It…

ODJ: true beauty

Beauty isn’t skin deep—not for the believer or for those who don’t know Jesus. A movement to see beauty in women of all shapes and sizes and the call to reject the false standards of entertainment and advertising continues to grow. From marketing campaigns using larger-sized models to local groups teaching young girls to be confident without wearing makeup, the message is clear:

Why I’m Dying to The Beauty Ideal

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Growing up, I was no beauty queen. I had a mouthful of braces to realign my Bugs Bunny-esque teeth, and I wore wire rimmed glasses to correct my short sightedness. To complement my already awkward features, I had short—and often frizzy—hair. Best of all, weekend activities spent under the hot, tropical sun had given me an ugly tan.