Wednesday, 30 September 2015

My Current Skin Care Routine

In this video I am talking about my current skin care routine. I have over 7 years experience working in the beauty industry and am very familiar with addressing skin concerns with the appropriate products. I am always switching up my routine and trying new things but this is what I have going on right now. I would love to hear from you about your favourite skin care products or if you have any questions about skin care. Comment below, send me a tweet @HeatherAudreyL, comment on my Facebook page, or on my Instagram posts I would love to chat with you wherever you are!

This video is extra special because Luke makes an appearance!

Thank you for watching!

Monday, 28 September 2015

Work From Home Mom

Work from home/stay at home mom is my most favourite title yet!

I am so excited to team up with WeWork to talk about my current work space and what my future dream work space would be. WeWork is a coworking company that offers shared office space all over the world, and there're interested in learning more about what goes into the ideal work space. 

My role has many facets but the most important piece is mom, so for me, the fact that my little office is in my home is a dream come true for this point in my life. 

I work when it works for my family. This normally means, early mornings, evenings and nap times and it's kind of perfectly imperfect. There are days when I am playing on the floor with Luke and my mind is racing with creative ideas for my business as a makeup artist, blogger and YouTuber, and it's hard to just play when my computer is right there. I try to keep everything in order by always having a note pad and pen in the kitchen, ready to jot down ideas and my phone is never very far either. I have my computer at my desk but the amazing things we can do on our phones these days means that my office really is wherever I am. 

My desk area is special to me though, it's designated as my space, I have it decorated as I like it with items that are meaningful to me. I have one plant in my whole home that was recently gifted to me by my mom. It sits in the window in my work space as a reminder that she is my number one fan always supporting me in what I do.

My pictures are mostly of Tyler, Luke and I, they are my motivation, I want to make them proud. There are also a few old pictures. One of me with my sister Sara and our two friends Melinda and Holly when we were kids. I like this picture because it reminds me of my childhood self, a wild, free little girl, a piece of myself I try to stay in touch with regularly. Then there is a picture of my Grandma Glenna, she is no longer with us but I love her beauty in this photo and it reminds me that I am part of a history and a story that is so much bigger than just me.

As you can tell, this current work space I am in is very personal. One day I would like to expand my little corner into an entire room or studio space for Heather Audrey Lapier Industries to expand and grow but for now I want to be in my home, in my little corner and often simply on the floor with my son.

I hope your work week is filled with productivity and accomplished in a space that fuels your creativity and allows you to be who you are.

To learn more about my work please check out my YouTube channel and website.


Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Fall Inspired Makeup Tutorial by H.A.L. Makeup Artistry

I am so excited to be sharing this video with you, I filmed it at the beginning of September. We are fully into fall now and I am in my element in this season. I hope you enjoy this video, learn some new techniques and have a few laughs with me. Grab a cup of coffee and lets talk makeup for a little bit.

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Friday, 18 September 2015

Tending To The Garden

Its harvest season! I have been keeping an especially close watch on our garden lately, being sure to get veggies out as soon as they are ripe for the picking. A few weeks ago I spent a bunch of time weeding the garden (things were getting out of control in there).

Side step for a moment - This particular week I had been praying a lot that God come into the areas of my life that are holding me back from moving forward. I asked for His guidance in releasing things that were not good for me and help me to see what those things are. Sometimes the things that are blocking our growth, are things we think are harmless. God quickly showed me the areas I needed to work on and I was grateful.

Back to the garden - While in the garden pulling weeds, I couldn't help but see the parallels of my current action, to the work God was doing in my life. We weed the gardens so that our plants can produce good fruit. Removing the weeds allows the plants to get optimal nutrients and sunlight so they can thrive. It takes constant work to keep the plants in this state though, as garden tenders we need to go back to the garden regularly to review the soil and remove anything that will not benefit the plants.

Once the plants do produce fruit, all the tending seems worthwhile. The fruit is nourishing and allows gardeners to share their bounty with others. There is often so much fruit that it must be given away.

God is constantly tending to our lives, lovingly reviewing all the pieces of our lives and trying to help us remove the things in our lives that are preventing us from bearing good fruit. Some of the not so great things, have deep roots and take time to remove, or repeated tries to remove, and if we feed the bad things, they will continue to grow back. But if we persistently give those things to the Lord, they will be removed from our lives and allow new branches of life to grow, branches that will bear amazing fruit, enough to share and fruit that will nourish our soul.

As I weeded the garden, I tore out some weeds in my life. I talked to God and let Him know I was ready to lay some things at His feet. As I stepped out of gate and looked back at my refreshed clean garden, I was so pleased with what was left. The garden looked stronger, like it could breath easier with all the bad stuff removed. I thanked God for my time with Him in the garden and for showing me what I needed to remove from my life so I could be stronger, breath easier and bear good fruit.