Saturday, March 28, 2015

Giveaway Winner!

Hey Everyone! 

I know you all have been excitedly awaiting for the announcement of who won the Birthday Bash Giveaway!  

Thank you all so much for celebrating with me and making my blog worth it! 

And now, a huge CONGRATULATIONS to...


Miss Abigail S.! 

Your prize will come asap, for the rest of you, stay tuned for more awesomeness and thanks for entering!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Fashion Friday || Julia R.

 Hello everyone! I am very happy to be posting here again for Eden! Here is what I wore to the museum with my family for my youngest brother's birthday. I have been to this wonderful museum..so I knew I wanted to dress comfortable- yet cute. I actually had picked out a totally different outfit the day before we went...but being a girl, I changed right before we left. Haha!

 My outfit:
Grey shirt - Goodwill
Purple cardagin - borrowed from my sister
Jean skirt - Goodwill (borrowed)
Purse - Old Navy 
My purse is actually the first thing I've bought new in a loong time! I have been very happy with it though. I am able to hold a book in there even..which is very important to me. ;)
I would like to encourage everyone today that dressing modestly is easy. It may make you look like a freak or something..but I'd rather be a Jesus Freak than anything else in the world! I am blessed by being homeschooled..so I have no idea what it must be like to go to public school, but whatever you do, wherever you go, remember this - Jesus is right there with you. 

Dress modestly for Him! 

 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.

Philippians 4:8


Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Whisper Challenge || Video

Hey Everyone! 

I was in California last week, so I didn't have a chance to film a hair tutorial video... therefore, I'm excited to share this movie my brother and I filmed while on vacation!

Please enjoy! Don't forget to comment, like, and subscribe! :D
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Hope you all get a good laugh out of this movie! ;) We had a lot of fun doing it! 

Monday, March 23, 2015

New Page || Giveaway Reminder

Hey Everyone!

Just wanted to remind you all to keep entering the birthday bash! It ends soon, so hurry! Click HERE now! :)

Also, I decided to add a new page on my blog... it's still in the making, but be sure to check it out by clicking HERE! :) 

Have a great day! 
~Eden

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Have You Entered Yet???

My Blog Birthday Bash is STILL going on! So click the picture below to enter!

http://edensevaluations.blogspot.com/2015/03/BIRTHDAYBASH.html

Or just click HERE. ;)   (But it's funner to click on the picture.;))

~Eden

Friday, March 20, 2015

Fashion Friday || Blaze Ann



Hi there!! I'm Blaze Ann, and I blog over at P31beauty. P31beauty, or Proverbs 31 Beauty, started about a year ago as a way to encourage me to dress both stylishly AND modestly as I entered a public high school. Prior to high school, I had the opportunity to attend my church's middle school, where I learned about the importance of dressing modestly for God's glory. You can imagine how worried I was when I found out about having to move schools. Some of the questions running through my head were: What am I going to wear? What would the other kids think of me wearing skirts and dresses all the time? Although it can be challenging to dress this way at times, I can testify that it is worth it! 

Here are 3 things that I've learned about dressing modestly during my journey in high school (I'm currently a sophomore):

 1. People may ask you why you dress this way. Take the opportunity to tell them why! You may open their hearts toward God :)

2. Just wearing a skirt or dress immediately makes you look better dressed than half of the other kids at your school. I also feel that respect comes easier when you're fully dressed! It's kind of like at a job interview. The interviewer will most likely choose the applicant wearing a suit and tie over the guy in basketball shorts.

3. Most importantly, if people look at you strangely, walk in confidence! Who cares what they think? Modesty is about pleasing and glorifying God, not the other students at school! 


top // Banana Republic (sale)
black midi skirt // Sheinside
sandals // Target
purse // Kate Spade

You have no idea how excited I was when Eden asked me to share an outfit! I was literally jumping up and down, haha! Thank you so much, Eden, for the opportunity. I had so much fun putting this together! I do hope that you will visit my blog- P31beauty, where you'll find outfits, style tips, photographs of my mini adventures, and much more. Have an amazing weekend everyone!

❤ Blaze Ann
Joshua 1:9




Thursday, March 19, 2015

How to Ladder Braid || Video Tutorial

Hey Everyone! 

Today I have requested hair tutorial for you all... someone sent me a picture of a ladder braid and asked me to film it, so that's what I did today! :) 

Don't forget to like, comment, and subscribe!  And remember, if you recreate any of my hair tutorials, please send me a picture because I really want to feature you on my blog!  Oh, and don't forget to enter the current giveaway by clicking HERE! :)
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Please enjoy! :)

Isaiah 51:3

Blessings,
Eden

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Elegant Minerals || Review & Upcoming Giveaway!

Hey Everyone! 

I hope you are all doing well. Today, I have yet another review as well as the promise of an upcoming giveaway!  (I would've included the giveaway in this post, but since I already have one running, I decided to make you all wait. ;) Click HERE to enter the BPriceless giveaway!)

Website || Facebook || Twitter || Pinterest 

About (from Facebook): "Elegant Minerals: A trusted & verified online merchant since 2003. We're committed to bringing you the Safest, Highest-quality, Most Creative Natural Makeup & Skincare. Approved by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. Green Office Certified. Cruelty-Free."


Two of my favorite products include...
Pro-Vitamin Mineral Lip Plumper ~ Only $4.95
Natural SPF-15 Mineral Blush & Bronzers ~ $6.00
 For this review, Elegent Minerals graciously sent me 2 lipsticks, 10 eye shadows, natural facial blotters, natural facial moisturizer, Bentonite clay mask, and an eyeshadow/concealer brush.

My Thoughts ~ First of all, I have to mention that the prices and quality of this makeup is excellent! That being said... lets jump into the review. ;) 

The Eyeshadow - This was sent in two different sets, shimmers and earth-tones.  I really like them and have found that they blend extremely well. They also set well and don't rub off.  The only thing I would have to mention that I did not like the containers. While they were nice for stacking and storage, it wasn't practical for breaking apart because they didn't have an individual lid.  Other then that though, the colors, quality, and variety was awesome.

The Eyeshadow/Concealer Brush - I think out of all the products I received, this one is my favorite.  It has a beautiful bamboo handle and the brush is made with Taklon bristles.  Thanks to these Taklon bristles, I find that I get a really smooth and flawless application.  It also blends colors well and is the perfect size!

Natural Facial Moisturizer - I love this moisturizer for many reasons... one of them being that one of the main ingredients in Aloe and for those of you who know me, I'm an aloe freak.  This moisturizer definitely does its job... it hydrates, smooths, and refreshes the skin.  It's great for all skin types including dry, normal/combination, oily, and sensitive.

The Lipstick - I received two colors of lipstick... one of them is "Red Corvette" (totally luv that name! :P) and the other one is "Autumn."  I tried these along with my sister and mother, and we all decided that we liked "Red Corvette" better... "Autumn" is just a little too rusty for us.  This lipstick is made of wonderful ingredients; two of my favorites are Vitamin B5 (restores and nourishes lips) and Organic Avocado Butter. (For those of you who don't know... I'm an avacado freak. ;)) They are also dye and lead free.
Red Corvette on the left, Autumn on the right.
Bentonite Clay Mask - Masks are fantastic for your face, but especially Clay Masks since they really get into the pours and clean out the oil and dirt.  This mask is made out of Bentonite Clay which is particularly for drawing out heavy metals from the skin.  It's easy to use and totally works wonders by tightening pores, reducing breakouts, revitalizing complexion, and much more!

Natural Facial Blotters - These things are "must have" to have on hand. Small and compact, all you have to do is gently press a sheet on your face to get rid of that oily shine. 

Overall, I'm really happy with my products from Elegant Minerals and I highly recommend them for their amazing prices, quality products, great selections, customer service, and more!  Be sure to check out their Website, Facebook, and Twitter! (Links at the beginning of post! :))  Also, don't forget to check back for the giveaway which is coming soon! 

Summary: 
Rating: 4 out of 5 Starts (Explained in review)
  Recommend to a Friend? Haha, I already have! 
Customor Service? Excellent

In closing, I'd like to thank Elegant Minerals for making this all possible! THANK YOU! 


Until next time! :) Blessings,
Eden

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Happy Birthday To... || Birthday Bash!

Happy Birthday To...
That's right! 3 years ago, my blog, Eden's Evaluations, was created! 

Each year, Eden's Evaluations goes a little further! This year, I have 144 Google followers, 43 Email followers, and 20 Blog Lovin' followers! The biggest new addition was my YouTube channel... I have so much fun with that, and I look forward to watching it grow.
Overall, I pray that God will continue to use my blog to bless and encourage each and everyone of you! Thank you all so much for being the best followers ever! :) It's been a blast running Eden's Evaluations and I can't wait to see what God has in store for it!

"Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."
 - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 -

In celebration of this great day, I am hosting a BPriceless Giveaway! (Click HERE to see the review!)  Oh, and by the way, have you watched my newest YouTube movie that was filmed in honor of the blog birthday?? ;) If not, click HERE!

So what are you waiting for?! Join in on the Birthday Bash below!

The winner receives a package of surprise fashion/trendy goodies!!!!
Have fun! :)

Friday, March 13, 2015

Fashion Friday || Hannah


Hello there everyone! I'm Hannah, or more commonly known, on Google+, as The Polka-dotted Plum. That is actually how I met Eden, who has so sweetly asked me if I would be willing to do a fashion post for her blog! Since I love fashion, I practically jumped at the offer, and have been racking my brain ever since to figure out what I should post on. ;) There are so many things one could write about, but I finally decided to do a post wholly devoted to the Circle-Skirt. I recently made myself one (using this helpful tutorial -http://www.stylelist.com/view/easy-DIY-circle-skirt-tutorial/) and have been LOVING it ever since. It is a very versatile skirt, since I made it out of a light, springy color, and is not patterned. It has definitely been a great staple in my wardrobe thus far, so I am quite positive I will be making more soon! I am not sure if you can tell, but mine is actually, just above the knee, if you do make your own though, you can pretty much make it any length you want, depending on the width of your fabric. But... onto the outfits. : ) I LOVE polka-dots, (hence The Polka-dotted Plum) so pairing up my new skirt with my polka-dotted blouse, was definitely one of my first thoughts. I just added on a light-weight black sweater, black belt, and am wearing heeled black Oxford shoes, with black, matching jewelry to make it look professional, and put together.  
  I next paired it up with one of my all time favorite sweaters. Coral pink! I have recently seen these two colors (light blue, and coral pink) mixed together, so I was quite excited to give it a try. As you can see I kept the polka-dotted blouse on underneath the sweater, but you can only see the patterned collar. Which is quite a popular and cute look right now; also the pattern gives the eye something fun to see in the outfit, along with the pop of color in my sweater. I wore a simple gold bracelet so it would blend, but wore blue earrings to add in more of the skirts color.  And again, my heeled black Oxford shoes.  


  A.)  Skirt- I made (from a blue sheet I found from our nearby Good Will)
  B.) Polkadotted-blouse-   Suzie Rose-     from Good Will
  C.) Black Sweater-              BP-                   from Good Will
  D.) Black Belt-                     Coach-             from my Grandma
  E.) Black Heeled Shoes-    Oxford-            from Good Will
  F.) Black Jewelry -                 ?                    From my Grandma 
I then traded places with my blouse, for a cream scarf. By wearing cream, it just sort of blends into the outfit, and doesn't make it too busy with a lot of color.  It is also another way to dress up the outfit. I wore light blue earrings, with a gold bracelet.   

  A.) Coral Sweater-             American eagle Outfitters-   from Good Will
  B.) Cream Scarf-                 ?                                                from Good Will
  C.) Gold bracelet-                ?                                               from my Great Aunt
  D.) Blue Flower Earrings     ?                                               from a friend
 
Next I completely changed my top to just a plain white blouse. The outfit now looks very Frenchy, and all I did was change the top, wear a brown belt, and flat, brown Brogue shoes. I also wore only gold jewelry, as the brown and gold, help to accent each other. 

Or you can go, European Country by switching out the white blouse, for a plaid blouse! I think this way might be my favorite, as I do so love plaid! (Next to polka-dots that is.) I paired up this outfit with a brown belt and my brown Brogues again, and wore navy blue earrings, with a gold bracelet, and a navy blue and gold ring. 

  A.) White Blouse-               Merona-                       from Good Will
  B.) Brown Belt-                   Coach-                          from my Grandma
  C.) Gold leaf Earrings-       Charming Charlies-    from a friend    
  D.) Brown Brogue Shoes-   Curfew-                       Fred Meyer
About the outfits: I love everything I have paired with the Circle Skirt so far! It is such a comfy skirt, so by pairing it with my favorite cozy tops, I don't feel like I am constantly fixing my outfit, and yet at the same time look put together enough, if out of the blue, we have visitors come over and surprise us, or my brothers and I decide to do a late night run to town to pick up ice-cream.  The fabric I made it out of is a bit silky feeling, and rather light-weight, so if you decide to make one for yourself, you might want to keep in mind to use a lighter-weight fabric. Another thing I love about the skirt is how twirl-abel it is! Twirls and I are another love. :) 


  A.) Plaid Shirt-                                         Twenty One-   Church's Clothing Ministry
  B.) Navy Blue and Orange Earrings-    Charming Charlie's-    Charming Charlie's
  C.) Rings-                                                  Charming Charlie's-    Charming Charlie's


Links:

http://www.charmingcharlie.com/  

http://www.amazon.com/Refresh-Leatherette-Oxford-Chunky-Bootie/dp/B00PRU8K50/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1426117802&sr=8-2-fkmr0&keywords=amany+heeled+pumps

http://www.amazon.com/Ollio-Womens-Classic-Dress-Oxford/dp/B006BB7WEY/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1426118628&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=ollie+oxofrds


For the photo shoot, I simply straightened my hair, and have it pinned up in just a couple of the pictures. I am very fond of straightening it. ; )
A HUGE THANKYOU to my WONDERFUL brother, and photographer, Matthew! You are awesome! Love you!  ( https://sevenpillarsofabsurdity.wordpress.com/  )

Thursday, March 12, 2015

What In My Mouth Challenge || Video... craziness

 Hey Everyone!

This coming Sunday is my blog birthday... and you all know that I wanted to do a special movie... and you all left your ideas in the comment box.

Well, I got together with my brother and we decided to do...

The "Whats In My Mouth Challenge!" (Thanks Ashley for the suggestion!:))

Don't forget to comment, like, and subscribe! 
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And now.. the video... brace yourself for pure craziness... lol! 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Jamberry Nails || Giveaway Winner!

Hey Everyone! 

Thanks so much for entering the Jamberry Nails giveaway!  Today, I have the name of the winner... exciting! :D 


First though, I'd like to wish the follow young ladies a *very* Happy Birthday! 

1. Holly H. - February 11
2. Ashley - Sometime in March
3. Jamie P. - March 5
4. Kyra B. - March 6
5. Carrie-Grace - March 9
6. AmandaSue H. - March 12
7. Sarah W. - March 18
8. Tabitha - March 26
9. Elise H. - May 3
10. Jayme M. - May4
11. Alisha - April 5


Happy Birthday Ladies!

And now, the winner! 

::DRUM ROLL:: 

Miss Jamie!!!!!!!!

Congratulations Jamie! :D So excited for you, your nail wraps will arrive at your house soon! 

For the rest of you, check back soon, I have a big blog birthday bash planned! :)

Blessings,
Eden

Friday, March 6, 2015

Fashion Friday || Sarah S.


Hey! This is Sarah, I'm doing another Fashion Friday for Eden because she asked me to. Thank you so much Eden for inviting me to do this, it's been fun. :) :)



Scarf: It's actually my sisters, just borrowed it.

Necklace: a small shell from the mall, a gift from my dad.

Pink cardigan: a hand-me- down from a friend.

Black tank top: a gift

Not much of my clothes is from a store, I just realized. :P ;)

A fashion tip for you girls: Just be you! Don't try and dress to impress. Dress in comfy, cute clothes that looks attractive but doesn't make our brothers in Christ stumble. As for makeup....yes it's pretty fun and a little bit never hurts but don't try and cover yourself up....also remember a smile is the best makeup any girl can wear. :D

trulyfocusedphotography.blogspot.com

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Rope Braided Half-Up || Video Tutorial

Hey Everyone! :) 

Today I have another video hair tutorial for you all and this one is in answer to a request I received. :) Hope you all enjoy!

Don't forget to comment, like, and subscribe! 
https://www.youtube.com/c/edenstrang

Also, if you have recreated any of my hair tutorials, be sure to send me pictures so I can feature you on my blog!