When Merida from Brave meets Ann Voskamp, you get Brea.
Breanne and I met on the road. Wayfarers. Vagabonds. Jumpsuit Gypsies even. I was Cam. She was Brain (imagine a stuffy nosed toddler with a country accent saying Breanne...). And we forged a friendship that has lasted many years and miles. Brea has a gift. She captures beauty and poetry through both lens and word. And by God's grace, she embodies both as well. Enjoy a peek inside this young momma's life, and be inspired.
What is your bedtime skincare routine?
This is something I really want to work on. Right now, it's a coconut oil/sugar scrub with a few drops of healing essential oils and a bit of witch hazel sometimes to help remove make up.
Shower or bath, and why?
I love a long, luxurious bath, but I'm also a stay at home mama to a toddler so showers are my go-to in this season ;) (and all God's people said, "amen!")
How do you style and care for your hair?
God gave me naturally (very) healthy hair, and I do not take it for granted! That being said, my hair routine is simple. Shampoo, conditioner, plus leave-in conditioner if it's getting dried out. As far as styling it, I've learned to embrace my waves and the bigger it is the more 'myself' I feel. So I've been looking up ways to get my hair as voluminous and wild as possible. Think Merida from Brave. Ha!
What does your daily makeup routine consist of?
I don't wear make up every day (see quote about being a toddler-mama). But when I do, I start with primer from E.L.F, Arbonne foundation, and my Naked 3 palette for my eyes. I like to keep things simple and fresh looking. Also, I'm on the hunt for a good mascara. Anyone willing to help a girl out? (follow @luxewise on Instagram for the answer!)
Do you have any beauty guilty pleasures?
I splurge on makeup. My philosophy is that it's better to by high quality products that will yield a better result then waste money on cheap stuff that in turn makes me look cheap ;)
Do you still practice any beauty habits your learned from your mom?
When I first started wearing makeup, my mother patiently taught me the value of 'less is more'. She taught me to highlight natural beauty and not over do it. I'm very thankful for that.
What is your number one piece of advice for looking/feeling your best?
Find your identity in Christ first, and think about beauty routines afterwards. I promise letting Him define your beauty will bring so much peace into your life. Oh, and please, please be gentle with yourself. It's a harsh time we live in, and the world could use more softness.
Brea writes and shares her gorgeous personal snaps all over the place really (she would never tell you that her work has been featured by @thevillagemagazine or @coffeeandcrumbs). If you don't do ANYthing else today, at least go follow her on instagram for some of the most inspirational and uplifting mini-blog posts and images. Stay up-to-date with her writings on her blog as well! AND!!! She and her hubs own a photography business as well, and you'd be silly not to hire them!