10 Facts About Me!

Hello friends! I am sorry I have been away…my grandpa had been put in the hospital so I was tied up. But he is now home and resting, praise the Lord!

Today, since I have gained many new followers lately, I thought I would do an updated “Facts about Me” kind of post! I have done a few of these posts throughout of my years of blogging, but it has been a while.

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I love these posts because you get to know me, the blogger behind W&W! I hope you enjoy this as well! Here we go: 10 random, fun facts about ME!

  1. While job searching, I am growing my freelance business in which I do writing, photography, and design. {email me at hilaryparr2015@gmail.com for details 🙂 }
  2. Once I am financially able, I want a few dogs! I’ve already named them. 1). A Maltese named Essie 2). A dachshund named Weasley 3). Another dachshund named Neville or Rupert
  3. I am obsessed with anything gold and pink. I know, seems a little obvious, but I cannot help it. They’re my favorite.
  4. I love Disney. I have been to Disney World at-least 6 times throughout my life. I had family in Florida all my life, so we went often!
  5. I will drink anything mango and anything vanilla. Order me a mango tea or a vanilla latte and we will be friends forever.
  6. I have written two full novels, but I’m pretty much the only one who has read them. I am hoping to edit them and try to publish them at some point.
  7. I HATE eggs, fish, and avocado.
  8. I am currently obsessed with The Sims. I recently downloaded it after months of contemplation. I’m a bit addicted…I feel like a tween!
  9. My room is becoming my favorite spot in my house. I am working to complete a big gallery wall of wall-art and pictures. Pictures to come soon!
  10. While I am not currently leading worship, worship is still a big part of my life. I am constantly longing for His presence.

Let me know a few facts about you so I can get to know you! XOXO

Spring Beauty Wishlist

Hello Friends!! Welcome back to another Favorites Friday post. Is it spring weather where you are? It is one day and isn’t the next here in OK. But I am ready for those beautiful flowers, sunshine filled days, and everything that spring has to offer.

I posted a similar post in February called “Spring must-have wishlist” but this is all about strictly beaut products. And well, I have lots of new favorites to add to my spring wishlist, so you get another whole post about the makeup items I really want to buy for the spring.

Here is what I am drooling over for this upcoming spring.

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons palette 

I am not sure how I don’t have this yet…but I am really wishing for it! My mom has it and I have used it a few times lately and I love the looks I can get with it. There is so many beautiful shimmery colors and some great bold colors for spring!

Do you have this palette? Do you think I need it?? Because I think so! s1771047-main-Lhero

Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in Sweet Raspberry 

I saw an EleventhGorgeous Youtube video of the swatches of the new Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stains and fell in love with the shade Sweet Raspberry. I love this vibrant, matte raspberry toned lippie. I am all for bold lips and the best thing about spring and summer are the vibrant beautiful colors for lips. I’ve never tried the Sephora Collection Cream Stains but I am more than excited to try and review it for ya’ll.  s1805720-main-Lhero

Benefits “Beauty Cheats” Full-Face Makeup Kit 

I am CRAZY over this makeup kit…I need it for this spring! It has trial versions of some of Benefits best makeup products including Gimme Brow, Porefessional, and a mini powder brush. I have wanted to try more of Benefits products and this would be an amazing way to try out many things at once. I love the packaging as well. I think this would be perfect for this season! I’m trying to step up my makeup game this year. closeup_58340544cd4c38ca06c87a65e9019e4587ddc82d_1482401376_Beauty_School_Knockouts_Open_WEB

YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick in 41 Corail A Porter

I have had my eye on YSL lipsticks for a very long time. I have never talked myself into buying one but I really want to this spring. I found this gorgeous coral-pink color and have decided I need it. Their lipsticks seems so incredibly moisturizing and totally worth the cost every once in a while. The packaging alone is flawless.

Do you have this line of lipstick?? Let me know your favorite color! s1811603-main-Lhero

Too Faced Love Light Prismatic Highlighter in Champagne 

I have a major obsession with highlighters…and I haven’t purchased one in quite some time. This new Too Faced highlighter looks to be worth it! The packaging is a beautiful heart that is iconic for many of Too Faced products but even the texture carved into the powder looks phenomenal! While all three colors to choose from are beautiful, I would have to go for the champagne. Not too drastic with the pink or gold like the other options. Can you believe how pretty these are!? s1902006-main-Lhero

What beauty products are you longing for this spring?? Give me some more ideas!! Thanks for stopping by.

 

My Testimony

Hello friends! Today I wanted to share my testimony with ya’ll and share a bit of what God has done in my life.


I grew up in a Christian home, and was blessed with believing parents and grandparents. From the beginning, church and Jesus were instilled in me. At the age of 6, I walked down the aisle by myself and told my pastor I wanted to ask Jesus into my heart. I was ushered back to talk over salvation with a counselor, who happened to be a good family friend. Soon I was baptized and took the outward step as a symbol of my salvation.

I will say this, because I was so young, I honestly don’t remember much of the whole experience. I remember being confident as I walked down and knew what I was doing. But Satan has always used the fact of my age as a reason to make me doubt whether I was really saved then or not. But through many moments and times in prayer, I believe with all my heart that I am saved. I might not remember everything about that time but I do know how every day since them, God has been changing and molding me for His purpose.

Recently though, God renewed my heart and passion for Him. After a few years and seasons spent away from really seeking and honoring the Lord as I should be, on November 22nd I rededicated my life to the Lord. While I knew, I am saved, I hadn’t been living for the Lord like I needed too. I pulled over in a parking lot and prayed with my mom because I knew it needed to be done. I might not be perfect, but I re-affirmed that salvation and set myself back on the right path. I still struggle, but I am trying to follow God and show my heart for Him in everything I do and say.

One thing to remember is your testimony doesn’t stop the day you are saved. My whole life is a testimony of finding/pursuing Jesus and overcoming battles. Life isn’t all sugar plums once you are saved; God doesn’t promise us a perfect life, but He promises to never forsake us. 

I’ve dealt with some hard times in my life. My mom has been sick most of my life, and I’ve had to trust God to take care of her. Other things that have threatened me: Fear. Anxiety has plagued most of my life which leaves with so beaten down that Christ is my only hope. I struggle with self-image and insecurities. I am a people pleaser and desperate for their approval. All of these things would define me if I didn’t know my definition was in Christ alone. All of these have given me a richer love of Christ. 

The thing about any testimony is seeing God work through and in their lives. I would be nothing without Christ. I would have no hope apart from Christ. Insecurity, brokenness, fear, worry, bitterness, un-forgiveness…all those things would consume me if I didn’t have Jesus. I am so incredibly thankful for His salvation and His redemption.

Even in those weary seasons, when I feel distant or life is hard, God is never far away. He is always there and the Holy Spirit is there to convict me and remind me why I am living and who I am living for. When Satan tries to distract me with His lies, I remember that God is above all and He has me in the palm of His hand. If I hadn’t of been saved those many years ago, I would be lost and in need of fulfillment that only God can bring.

My prayer is for a deeper yearning for His Word. So often we let our “time with Jesus” consist of church and times of need. This is my prayer: that I would hunger for Him daily. My rededication is something that had needed to happen for a long time and my prayer is not to become complacent. 

What’s your prayer for your life? Tell me a little about your testimony! I’d love to hear about how God has worked in your life. 

VIIcode Eye Mask for Dark Circles Review // Sponsored

Hello readers! Thanks for tuning into my Makeup Monday post today! I have an exciting review for ya’ll from VIIcode! VIIcode contacted me about testing out their overnight 8 hour eye masks for dark circles–so of course I said YES!

*Yes, I received this product complimentary for testing purposes…but all thoughts are my own*

The Oxygen Eye Masks are made of a gel-like material that feels great on the skin. One box comes with 6 pairs of eye masks and it is recommended to use a whole course which is 3 boxes. These masks can be used two to three nights a week and are made to use overnight for up to 8 hours. Here are some more facts about these amazing masks:

  • natural, alcohol free, and with a non-irritating formula
  • non-drippy and easy to apply
  • helps eliminate dark circles and puffiness
  • allows skin to become brighter and a more even complexion
  • minimizes signs of damage and aging
  • key ingredients: white tea, grapeseed oil, and seaweed


Even though I am not yet 25, I have pretty predominate dark circles under my eyes, so I was thrilled when I received the chance to test these out. I loved the application process-so easy!

After cleansing my skin and drying, I headed to bed with my mask packet. I opened it, removed the plastic applicator and placed them under my eyes. I immediately felt a soothing cool sensation which I really enjoyed. They stayed secure all night and I never had to replace one or had one fall off. They felt gently and soothing under my tired eyes.

When I woke up and removed them, there was NO residue which was amazing! They never leaked or left any adhesive or gel on my skin. The formula is very soothing and easy to use for sensitive skin. I had NO adverse reaction at all. 

I also noticed a slight difference after my first night using them. My dark circles were less predominate and I am eager to continue using them. I highly recommend these if you suffer from dark circles or if you just want to treat yourself to a spa night! They were very relaxing to wear and never bothered my sleep at all. 

Here are my overall favorite thoughts about these masks:

  • easy to apply with no residue left over
  • cooling sensation
  • gentle on my sensitive skin
  • easy to wear and sleep in

You can pick these up at their website or on Amazon! Make sure you try out this amazing eye mask!

The Garden by Kari Jobe // Album Review

As funny as this sounds, I can gather few words about this album that accurately describes how I feel about the newest Kari Jobe Album, The Garden. Kari is known, in my eyes, as one of the best worship song writers of our generation and this album is nothing short of anointed.

The Garden is full of songs for the broken and the weary. Kari has explained that this album was written as she and her family walked through the tragic loss of her niece. Along with her husband, Kari sits down to discuss the thoughts behind the whole album in THIS video.

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These songs are raw, potent, and real. Kari is not afraid of being real in her worship and writing that as well. While these songs are written out of grieve and sorrow, there is one thing she focuses on: Jesus is still in control. He still deserves our praise and He is still there fighting with us. One thing to mention, is that they may have been written during a time of brokenness but they are full of reckoning, hope, and praise to God.

The song “I Will Sing” is one of my favorites from the album. Even when hope is lost, when life gets tough, etc…we need to sing. He still deserves our praise as we also bring Him our questions. The lyrics, “I need to hear Your voice, speaking to silence all my doubts. Your word won’t return empty…You will break through every darkness,” speak to His graciousness to meet us where we are and always speak truth to our hearts.

This album is a studio album but every bit as worshipful as her last live album. These are all fairly solemn and slower songs, which is what I prefer.

“Heal Our Land” is another one from the album that is so timely for what are nation is dealing with right now. Kari has given us what the simple truth is for our land to be healed…more of Jesus. More of showing His word, more of His presence…for Christ to be known throughout all the nations. I love this anthem,

“So God we pray to You
Humble ourselves again
Lord would You hear our cry?
Lord will You heal our land?
That every eye will see
That every heart will know
The One who took our sin
The One who died and rose.”

 We need this in our nation and our land. We need every eye and heart to know the One who took our sins for us. There is so much truth in this song…and such a timely anthem for believers to be crying out in worship.

One of the first songs I heard from the album was “Fall Afresh” and from that moment I was hooked. In worship, I love singing and leading songs that ask God’s presence to fall and come. I find it a great way to start a worship session. It sets our hearts on what worship is really about and asks God to come and be near. One thing I love about this song in particular is that it tries to describe the presence of God and what it is like in worship. The songs says,

“It’s the power of Your presence
That changes us
Your glory all around us
And we’re undone
You open up the Heavens
And fall afresh on us.”

There is nothing we should want more than to sit in His presence. I love that this song is a worshipful reminder of why we need and want more of Him. Him alone. His presence alone.

I could honestly speak on each song and how God has used it in my life already. About how each song is powerful and real. This is so far one of the best worship albums I have listened to in a very long time. She honestly out-does herself with each album and I believe its because she writes for Jesus and just to sell copies.

If you are hurting, there is a song for you. If you are grieving, there is a song for you. If you are thankful, there is a song for you. The song “The Garden” talks about seeing the ivy growing even through those tough moments and realizing that God has been healing and comforting her this whole time.

I pray that these songs will bless you! If you don’t have this album, go get it. You need it. It will minister to you in ways you didn’t even know you needed ministering to.

Let me know what songs you love the most and how it has impacted you. XO

February Favorites 2017

Welcome to March! I cannot believe this year is already flying by so fast. How is your month going to far? I hope well.

Today I am sharing my favorites from February! There isn’t very many…I feel like I was sick the whole month so I haven’t been using many products. But, as always, I found a few things to share with ya’ll.

The Garden // Kari Jobe

I have been LOVING this album all month. I listen to it constantly. It is my favorite album to bible journal and worship to. I won’t say too much about the album because on Wednesday…there will be a full review up! But it has definitely been something I have loved and listened to all month.

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Lipsense // Cappuccino

I am slowly falling in love with Lipsense. I bought two new colors this month and Cappuccino is one of them! It is a perfect light and everyday nude. It gives your lips a little color without being to obvious or bright. You know I love a bold lip, but sometimes I just want a lip color that I don’t have to constantly pray is all over my teeth. Lipsense is a brand I am still new too but so far, I am liking it. The colors don’t stay on my all day…but definitely MUCH longer than any other lip product I have used. The swatch is less than great…I was having some major lighting issues! But watch on my Instagram for a full swatch!

L’oreal EverFresh trio system

*I received these products free from Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions are my own*

This three step system is for balancing hydration if you suffer from dry scalp or dandruff. The Anti-dandruff Shampoo, Balancing Conditioner, and a Pre-treatment Micro-Exfoliating Scrub are the three steps. The shampoo and conditioner has Indian Lilac in it and the scrub has Apricot Seeds.  All of them have these amazing qualities:

  • sulfate free
  • gentle on color
  • natural botanicals
  • no harsh salts
  • gentle on the scalp
  • paraben free and vegan

My scalp is always peeling and dry so I was thrilled when I received this from Influenster! I have used if for a few months and I am loving it. It’s pretty much all I use now. I use the scrub once a week and I must say it is my favorite part of the trio! I do wish the smell was a little less natural, but that is just my taste. I was pleasantly surprised by how foamy and how well the shampoo suds up even with being sulfate free. I am loving this whole system!

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MAC Pro-Palette

I finally purchased an empty MAC pro-palette for all my single pan shadows. I went ahead and bought one without the insert and am using magnetic tape that way I can put all different brands in it! I am loving it so far! It is roomy and so nice to be able to have somewhere to actually put all those single shadows that I tend to lose. I highly recommend it! MAC shadows are already magnetic and just add a little magnetic tape to any other brand and you are good to go!

Crossway Single Column ESV Journaling Bible

If you follow me on Instagram, then you know I have been Bible journaling and painting more and more lately. I wanted to share my favorite journaling item: my BIBLE! This is a single column ESV hardcover version. It has just enough space to write and doodle in without making the script too small. I love the hardcover because it is much more durable and sturdy to write on. I highly recommend this one; I truly use it all the time and love it.

Mardel sells it and you can grab it HERE.

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A glimpse at the single column!

What products, shows, or songs were you loving this month?? Let me know in the comments! I would love to know! See ya Wednesday friends! XO

OleHenriksen VoxBox Unboxing

*I received these products free from Influenster in exchange for my reviews. All opinion and thoughts are my own.*

VOXBOX ALERT! Influenster has spoiled me with a new, incredible voxbox. It’s like they knew what I needed…skincare! I received the OleHenriksen Voxbox and I cannot wait to show you what was inside! I am overjoyed buy the amount of product in this box too. DSC_1208 (2).JPG

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First off, this packaging is flawless! from the box it came in…to the product packaging…you can tell this is a well-known and classy brand.The whole green theme is well done and subtle.  Inside the box, there was a cute quote and OleHenriksen’s social media info. I love little details in the packaging.

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Inside the voxbox, is a three step balance skin care routine for oily to combo skin. The whole line reduces oil and purifies pores. If ya’ll have been with me for a while, you’ll know that my skin has been very oily and very irritated lately; so this voxbox is a gift from heaven. Now let’s get into each part of the routine!

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Find Your Balance Oil Control Cleanser // 5 FL. OZ

This cleanser says that it: purifies, deeply cleanses pores with Green Fusion Complex, neem seed oil, and glycolic & lactic acids. It has peppermint and eucalyptus oil’s that give off a fresh and minty smell.

I was thoroughly impressed by the size of this! I am so excited to use this on my skin. Today is first impressions and I will follow up with a review but I can already tell, I’m going to love it.

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Balancing Force Oil Control Toner // 6.5 FL. OZ

The toner says that it: controls oil, minimize appearance of pores, freshens skin with Green Fusion Complex, neem seed oil, and salicylic acid. Just like the cleanser it has a wonderful smell because of the peppermint and eucalyptus oils.

I have never minded having salicylic acid in my toner’s or other products, but I know some do so make sure you take note of that. The packaging again is just flawless! I love the frosted green tube.

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Counter Balance Oil Control Hydrator // 1.7 FL. OZ

We finish off with a moisturizer that says it is: ultra light, controls oil, and mattifies with Green Fusion Complex, neem seed oil, and rosehip fruit extract.

I love a good moisturizer that is in the same line as my other face products so I was excited that they included a moisturizer. Also a great size and great packaging.

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I will be giving you an updated review once I use these products consistently for a few weeks. So far though, this is the best box I have recieved from Influenster! I am so thankful for this program. This is over $50 worth of product! And so far, I would repurchase!! Stay tuned for a updated review!!

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Cheers friends! XO