The Power of Makeup

When I was younger, confidence was something I knew nothing about. I looked up to my family members who mostly consisted of women, and thought that they were so beautiful and that I could never compare. As the years went by, I struggled with my self-esteem and confidence all throughout Middle school and High school. Although it may have seemed like I was a happy-go-lucky teenager, behind closed doors I was really struggling to find myself. Eventually, I started watching YouTube videos and would see girls applying their own makeup and looking so confident while doing it. I began to play with makeup myself and liked the way it made me feel.

Makeup was a way out for me. It was the blanket that covered all of my insecurities for a very long time. It got so bad that I would never leave the house without it on. I ONLY felt comfortable with myself when I had makeup on.

As I got older, through many meltdowns and mental breakdowns, I finally became stronger. I started seeing myself in a different light and I knew that in order for me to be successful and actually make a difference in my life, I was going to have to change something. I wanted to be happy and at that moment I knew what had to change. I started watching many self-help and inspiring Youtube videos, I would go to my local bookstore and for hours read self-help books, and eventually I saw small changes in me.

Now, I can proudly say that although I have my off days, I am more confident than I have ever been. Makeup is no longer necessary for me. I wear it because I love it and because I enjoy it, NOT because I need it to feel comfortable anymore.

I hope that this inspires you all to be confident with or without makeup. We all have struggles and we all go through hard times, but never forget that the real beauty comes from the person you are within.

My LASIK Eye Surgery Story

Today’s post is a little different than most of my other posts because it’s a little personal and informative. If you’ve watched any of my recent videos you probably know that I was in the process of getting LASIK surgery done. Well, I finally did! Guys, it is the best decision I have ever made and anyone who tells me different can just crawl in a hole 🙂

I wanted to make a video for you guys pretty much describing the process through my view because I had so many people curious about how it actually worked. It is a pretty long video but I tried to be as informative as possible. If you have any questions feel free to leave them below and I will try to answer them as best I can.

*Keep in mind, everyone is different and has different eye types. This is solely MY experience, I cannot guarantee the same for you but at least you know what to look forward to. Right?

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A few days late but, happy New Year!

I wanted to make sure I started this year out on a positive note, so I made sure to enjoy my last day of 2014 to the fullest and start completely fresh in 2015. I’m not one to usually make resolutions because let’s face it, I never actually stick to them but this year I’m doing things a little different.

Last year had many ups and downs but I grew from them all. It was a year of discovering truths, becoming more independent, and learning to let go and let God. I began 2014 not in the happiest way because I felt unaccomplished with myself and where I was in life. Slowly but surely I began to do little adjustments to my lifestyle and as the year went on I began to enjoy life and become genuinely happy. Of course there were a few rough patches, but I came out of last year with more gratitude for life than I’ve ever felt.

Although I am still not where I want to be and it makes me feel a little disappointed sometimes, I am making it a point to turn that around this year. I am going to try the hardest I’ve ever tried to make my dreams come true and that includes putting 100%  into this blog and other things in my life that will help me prosper.

With that said, my new year’s resolution this year is to live. I want to live life to it’s fullest, I want travel, I want to love, I want to genuinely enjoy my life. It will not be easy, but I will make those changes and by the end of this year, I vow to be where I want to be in life, happy as can be. I encourage you all to try to actually live your life this year. It is truly a great feeling when you genuinely love life and feel immense gratitude for being here.

I hope you all have an incredible new year and thank you so much for sticking with me this year!

lots of love
xo, Jess

Couples 1-2-3 Tag ♥

Today’s blogpost is a little different. I don’t really have much to say except that in this video you get to meet my boyfriend! I usually write about fashion or beauty on here so I decided to take a little break from that and basically introduce you guys to my best friend. I hope you guys enjoy this post, please subscribe, like, share, and/or comment if you do!

 

xo, Jess ♥