So, much to my amazement, I won a give away that was being done by another beautiful head covering woman named Emily Fay Bingham on her beauty YouTube channel. Her channel is amazing and I encourage you to go check it out for yourself.
So, let’s dive in to the beautiful things that I received in my package.
These earrings are beautiful!!
This was the first time wearing the scarf and the pin. They go perfectly together and I loved how the different widths of stripes throughout the scarf made such a lovely pattern when wrapped upon my head.
And now here are several pictures of me wearing everything together. It all went together so beautifully!
I really felt so much better than I had in a long time once I was all dolled up with everything that first time. I very much needed that boost with how sick I had been during that pregnancy and I continue to enjoy now!
Valentine’s day is a special day for many couples. This is my second Valentine’s day as a married woman with my husband and my first as a head covering woman. I wanted to create a soft, romantic look with my hair covered with a more dramatic wrap. This is what I came up with.
In order to achieve this look you will need a few items. First a primer of your choice. A fluffy brush, brushes for your foundation, contour, highlight and blush. IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation Illumination Powder (or the foundation of your choosing), IT Cosmetics Your Je Ne Sais Quoi Completion Perfection Face Pallet (Note: you can use any bronzer/contour, highlighter and finishing powder but in order to really achieve a similar look you will need the Je Ne Sais Quoi blush or a comparable light yet bright pink color), mascara, Almay eyeliner in Raisin Quartz, a purple eye shadow of your choosing, IT Cosmetics Pretty in Amber eye shadow trio (or bronze, shimmery brown and a dark reddish brown and cream color for a highlight) Bare Minerals Peach blush (or any peach blush), Burt’s Bees Sunset Cruise and Scarlet Soaked lipsticks, Bare Minerals Peach lip gloss.
Now, let’s begin. First you will apply your foundation, any consealer, contour, blush and highlight as you normally would. Now here is where things get interesting.
Use your Je Ne Sais Quoi blush (or your pink blush) and put it all over your eyelid, right up to the eyebrows. I did this step while I was applying my blush as usual, just don’t be too heavy handed with it.
Now, take the medium bronze, golden shade in the trio (or your comparable shade) and apply it in your crease with your fluffy brush using windshield wiper motions. Make sure you pull this color up close to eyebrows.
Then take the darker brown and darken up just inside the crease to give the eyes some greater dimension.
Take your purple eyeshadow and darken up the outer corner of your crease and eyelid. Smudge this color along the lower lid as well. Wing this color out a bit but make sure you are blending everything so you do not have any harsh lines. Remember, this is a soft look.
Now, take your peach blush on your finger and brush it across the rest of your eyelid. While you are using the peach blush, blend it in with the blush already on your cheeks as well.
Now use the lightest color in the eye shadow trio and highlight the brow bone and inner corners of your eyes. Line your eyes and use mascara and the eyes are done.
Now onto the lips. First apply the lighter shade of Sunset Cruise. Then apply the darker shade of Scarlet Soaked on top. Make sure you press your lips together to really mix the two colors together. Finally, cover it with your peach lip gloss. The lip gloss will tone down the color. The lips should be the boldest part of this makeup look.
For my hair wrap I used the red Stellar and brown 2-in-1 scarves from the Wrapunzel Store at Wrapunzle.com and I created the “Lady M Wrap” with them. Here is a link to a tutorial on how to achieve this style: https://youtu.be/Vs1TjFXeqxQ. I used a headband in the front instead of the pin and I didn’t have any of the Dreamy Lace but I think these are both touches that would make the look even better if you want to add those details to it.
Above all have fun with this look and customize it to fit you. If you recreated this look, I would love to see your pictures in the comments section below. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Shalom!
I struggled about whether or not to write this post for a couple of reasons. The first is that my journey to wrapping my hair is an emotional one and happened through some tragic events and loss. The second is that I do wrap for religious reasons (my husband and I are Messianic believers) and I wasn’t sure I wanted to get really deep into that in my first post on this topic. Maybe I will address this fully in another post. However, if I am going to talk to you about wrapping in the future and why I love it so much, I feel that I must first explain my journey into wrapping. So, without further a due I will begin my story.
My journey to wrapping began, although I didn’t know it at the time, in January of 2016 with my first yet brief pregnancy which ended in an early miscarriage. Heartbroken but determined my husband and I continued forward with hope and soon I found out that I was pregnant again. Ten exciting and happy weeks went by before I once again miscarried our second baby in May. I was devastated! Within a 6 month period we had lost two babies and I was in dispair.
In my emotional turmoil I started to do a lot of soul and scripture searching and this is when I stumbled upon the headcovering message. At that moment in my life I think I really also needed something tangible to do to feel closer to G-d and to help me through my grief. It seemed as though I was being lead right into this world of headcovering.
My husband and I started to discuss together about me covering my hair. We did a lot of studying on this topic together from the religious perspective before finally deciding that this was an appropriate path for me, as an individual woman, and for us as a married couple.
Through this course of time (which was a couple of weeks to a month) of searching our hearts and scripture I had stumbled upon a company called Wrapunzel that sells tichels and other necessary items for head covering as well as accessories. From here I entered into the whole new and beautiful world of headcovering. The lovely women who run the Wrapunzel online store also have a Facebook group where they embrace women who cover from all religions and also those who wrap for non-religious reasons, such as medical reasons. Women from around the world come together in this group to share their daily wraps and encourage and inspire one another without any boundaries of religion to stand in their way. I joined this inspiring group of women who have truly blessed my life in so many ways and ordered my first tichels.
I could hardly wait for my tichels to arive and to dive in. When they came, I eagerly looked at the beautiful array of fabrics and colors and made my first selection for a head wrap. When I was done, I felt like my head was being hugged by G-d and I felt closer to Him than I had since the loss of our second baby. I inspected my handy work in the mirror and decided that, for a beginner, it wasn’t half bad. Since then I have continued to improve my skills and continue to practice and learn. I have found that I feel more confident and beautiful in my headcoverings than I ever did with my hair.
Shortly after beginning this headcovering journey I was pleased to discover that I was pregnant once again for the third time in one year. It has been an incredibly strong pregnancy from the very beginning and is the child I am currently carrying at the time of this post and will be delivering in a few short months. The beginning of the pregnancy was full of anxiety but she has grown and thrived despite all odds and the complications that I have faced throughout. Covering my hair has helped me to feel protected and loved by G-d throughout this pregnancy and in turn that my baby was also being protected.
So, why do I cover my hair? I cover in memory of the babies that I lost. I cover for the baby that I currently carry and will soon be bringing into this world. I cover to feel confident and beautiful. I cover to honor my husband. But most importantly, I cover to honor G-d and to feel closer to Him.