Turning Over a New Leaf – Literally

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Welcome to Leisure Lane, friends, and Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers out there.

When we decide to start life anew, there’s usually a decision to turn over a new leaf, as well – usually a whole tree load, like beginning a new exercise routine, or deciding to eat healthier, rest more, etc. – you get the idea. For me, it was all of the former (again), AND to stop eating off the indescribable “yunk” (yuck and junk) that was in the over-the-counter lipsticks. Even some of the so-called “natural” brands still have some less than desirable items in them. Not that I’d completely rule out those brands, but, if I can get something better, I will.

I came across 100% Pure products a few years back and promised myself “one day”. You know how that goes . Well, that one day came, and I hopped over to their website for some orders. Let me say that 100% Pure is not paying me for this post or in any wise knows of me, except for my orders.

What drew me to their products was the fact that they REALLY are 100% pure! Their products are fruit pigmented and you can read all the ingredients for each product as listed on their site. The pigments are strong and last a long time.

I haven’t tried all of their products, but they are always offering specials, which is how I got the above products free, which were being offered if you spent a certain amount. Even the mascara is pigmented naturally  – the one that came in the free offer was their Blueberry and is pigmented with blueberries. You can even smell a hint of them. And even their containers are sturdy and pretty! I can’t bring myself to throw them away!

The free products came in this sweet makeup pouch.

With a delightful lining.
(apologies for the blurry photo)

They are pricey (but no more than the big brand department store), and I will say that some of their colors don’t perfectly match the swatch color on their site, so it may be hit and miss; but their return or exchange policy is very easy. But so far, I like their products immensely, so it’s worth it, in my opinion.

If you want to research them more, there are many personalized swatch and review Youtube videos out there. That’s how I did most of my research, while waiting for the right time to purchase.

Well, I just thought I’d share. If you’re interest in checking them out, you can click here on 100% Pure, and it will bring you to their site.

Thank you for strolling by today, and…

Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne

Symbols of Easter

Easter 3Hello friends,

More often these days we are hearing the question, “What do eggs and bunnies have to do with Easter?”  I understand that we have to be careful not to replace symbols for the true revelation of the Resurrection, but I feel, this Easter that I should address this question and the true significance of these symbols.

I don’t think it was a random coincidence that Jesus was born in the Spring (though the date of his birth is considered June 17th, which is technically still in the spring season), and physically died in the Spring.  The Spring season has always represented rebirth, restoration, replenishment, and resurrection.  So is it any wonder that pre-Christians and even the early Christians would hold onto the very symbols of New Life.   As far back as time itself the earth and man have looked forward to the promise of Spring, and sought the very Creator who originated that promise.

Easter1From within the recesses of the dark egg emerges life.

Easter 2Bunnies, bless their hearts, have always been the symbol of replenishment.

All things are born new during this season.  All things are resurrected from the dark bowels of the earth.

It was in the Spring that Jesus came from the dark womb, kicking and exercising his little lungs with audible bursts… the first sounds of his treasured voice.  And it was in the Spring that he rose from the bowels of the dark earth with a restored, replenished body…with the promise of resurrection for all.

So dye your eggs, put out your baskets and little bunnies, display your beautiful flowers with faces bright and beautiful, remembering the promise of Rebirth-remembering Jesus, our sweet Lord, and all he came to teach us.

I wish all my friends, near and far, a happy, most joyful Easter.  May your minds, body, and spirit be replenished during this truly Divine season.

Thank you for visiting Leisure Lane, and until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne ☼

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