Current Beauty & Lifestyle Favorites + A Quick Update.

It has been a long time since I did a favorites video because for the most part I have been sticking to the same products for the past few months. I realized that some of those “same” products that I have been using non stop, I actually have never talked about on here or on Youtube. Therefore, I decided to film a current favorites video. The difference between this one and all of my other favorites videos is that I included lifestyle favorites as well.

As I mentioned previously on this blog, I am incorporating more lifestyle and hopefully fitness to my blog and Youtube channel so I am excited to finally start putting my words into action!

Watch my video to see what products I have been loving recently. Please don’t forget to subscribe!

Products mentioned (Clickable links not affiliated or sponsored):

BEAUTY
Stila Magnificent Metal Eyeshadows
Kylie Cosmetics Royal Peach Palette
MAC Cosmetics Extra Dimension Skin Finish – Beaming Blush
Estee Lauder Highlighter – Heat Wave
Anastasia Beverly Hills x Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit
Anastasia Beverly Hills Concealer
Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Bronzer
Maybelline Big Shot Mascara

SKINCARE
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum
Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme Moisturizer
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Cream
Drunk Elephant T.L.C Framboos Glycolic Night Serum
Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Oil
Drunk Elephant C Firma Day Serum
Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel
Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Gel
Tatcha Pore Perfecting Water Gel Moisturizer
Cerave Foaming Cleanser
Murad Pore Reform Skin Smoothing Polish

LIFESTYLE
Khloe Kardashian – Strong Looks Better Naked

FITNESS
Perfect Protein – Vanilla
Perfect Fit Multivitamin (not sure if it’s discontinued, it’s not on the website anymore 😦 )

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Youtube Video Catch Up!

I know I have been a little MIA from the blog  but I just wanted to catch you guys up on what I have been up to! If I am not posting on here definitely make sure to check out my Instagram @xoitsjess, Twitter @xoitsjess_ (I’m ALWAYS on Twitter btw) and of course Youtube! I have been trying to consistently post one video at minimum a week so definitely always check there if you want to keep up with me 🙂

I am posting some of my more recent videos down below in case you missed any! I have so much more planned once school is over (July 1st, YES!) so follow me on social media to keep up!

Pink & Burgundy Makeup Tutorial | Feat. M.A.C Liquid Lipstick

I recently purchased a few Colourpop cosmetics eyeshadows and I was also able to get my hands on one of the new M.A.C Liquid Lipsticks in the color High Drama. I wanted to use it so bad in a tutorial that I decided to create something with the lippie and the new eyeshadows I purchased. I hope you guys like this tutorial, please subscribe if you do. Also, let me know if you guys want a review on the M.A.C Liquid Lipstick.

PRODUCTS USED:

M.A.C Paint Pot in Painterly

Kat Von D Shade & Light Eyeshadow Palette ( Sytry)

Urban Decay Vice 4 Palette (Underhand, Framed)

Colourpop Cosmetics Eyeshadow (Bubbly)

Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Palette (Deep Plum, LBD)

Benefit They’re Real Push Up Liner

Sonia Kashuk Eye Liner

Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation

NYX Dark Circle Corrector

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

Ben Nye Banana Powder

M.A.C Studio Fix Powder (NW35)

NYX Matte Bronzer

M.A.C Prolonger Blush (Stubborn)

Becca Cosmetics x Jaclyn Hill Highlight (Champagne Pop)

YSL Babydoll Mascara

Ardell Lashes (Demi Whispies)

M.A.C Eyeshadow (Nylon)

M.A.C Lip Liner (Nightmoth)

M.A.C Liquid Lipstick (High Drama)

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What other videos would you guys like to see from me?

xo, Jess

Anastasia Beverly Hills Artist Palette | Review

I am a sucker for fun eye shadow palettes. It is so rare for me to buy separate eye shadows because I can never decide what colors to purchase, so when I see that there is a new palette out with colors I don’t own I automatically have to have it. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Artist Palette was one of those. I waited a bit after it came out to purchase it because I wasn’t sure if the hype was real. When I went to swatch it at Ulta, I instantly fell in love! I had to have it!

– Now I know this is a limited edition palette so I do apologize if you can’t get your hands on it but it is still out for sale, I have seen it. So if you want it go get it soon before it sells out!IMG_3566

Price: $30.00

Where Can I Purchase: Ulta, Sephora.com (I checked the ABH website but they are sold out).

Anastasia Claims: “This limited-edition, fashion-forward eye shadow kit is the ultimate makeup artist’s palette. Twelve heavily-pigmented shades ranging from a neutral dusty rose to a dramatic emerald green—deliver smooth, intense color so you can create an endless array of looks.” – Anastasiabeverlyhills.com

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Packaging: The packaging is so fun and summery. It definitely does look artistic, hence the name of the palette. It has a magentic close just like all of her other palettes. For the most part it’s sturdy and it is small enough to travel with.

Consistency: The eye shadows are so soft and buttery but pigmented at the same time. Usually I find that eye shadows like these end up being chalky, but that was not the case with this palette.

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Overall Thoughts: If you’re looking for a fun summer palette that has a variety of colors definitely pick this one up. There aren’t many neutrals or crease colors, but there is a good variety of matte and shimmery shadows. I personally did not own any colors like the ones in this palette so for me it was definitely a good buy. The shadows aren’t unique per say, but if you’re like me and don’t own many loose shadows then you probably want a palette like this. They are pigmented but buttery and blend so easily! Also, many eye shadows crease on me and these don’t do it as much. I have been loving this palette this summer and I think you guys will enjoy it as well!

 

What are your favorite summer palettes? Do you own this one? thoughts?

xo, Jess

May Beauty Favorites | 2015

I have finally been able to upload my May favorites! I apologize for uploading it so late. I promise my June favorites will be on time haha. I had a few good items in this favorites video so make sure you check it out!

PRODUCTS MENTIONED:

What were your favorites for last month? Any recommendations?

xo, Jess ♥

Special Occasion Makeup Feat. ABH Artist Palette

Wedding season is right around the corner. I have been invited to two this month and I will be doing makeup on brides and bridesmaids for both! I decided to create a look that I would wear to a wedding or special occasion.

I was so excited to play around with my Anastasia Beverly Hills Artist Palette and I love the way the look came out!

Let me know if you have any questions and don’t forget to share and subscribe if you liked the video!

PRODUCTS USED:

  • M.A.C Paint Pot (Painterly)
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Artist Palette (Buttery, Dusty Rose, Punch Fuchsia, Unicorn)
  • Violet Voss Glitter Glue
  • Violet Voss Glitter (Holy Grail)
  • L’Oreal Infallible Pro-matte Foundation (Creme Caffe)
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid (Opal)
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer (Medium Dark Neutral)
  • Ben Nye Banana Powder
  • Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Glow Powder
  • Makeup Geek Cosmetics E/S (Glamorous, Bleached Blonde)
  • Sonia Kashuk Twist Up Longwear Liner (Onyx)
  • Inglot Gel Liner (#77)
  • Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara
  • Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Bronzer (Goddess)
  • Benefit Bronzer (Hoola)
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush (Memorable)
  • M.A.C Mineralize Bronzer (
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick (Lovely)

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xo, Jess

Yellow Smokey Eye Feat. Anastasia Beverly Hills Artist Palette

I’ve definitely been on a Anastasia Beverly Hills kick lately. Her products are just so amazing I have to try everything as soon as it comes out. When I saw this Palette and the looks everyone was coming up with I just knew I had to have it.

The look I came out with is a Yellow Smokey Eye. I can’t wait to continue playing with the palette to see what other looks I can come up with. I also plan on reviewing the palette for you guys once I’ve played around with it enough.

If you like this look, make sure to subscribe, like, comment and of course share my video!

PRODUCTS USED:

  • M.A.C Painterly Paint Pot
  • M.A.C Matte Eyeshadow ( Soft Brown)
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Artist Palette (Aubergine, Phresh, Buttery,
  • Revlon Color Stay (Rich Ginger)
  • Maybelline Master Conceal Concealer (Medium)
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer (Med-Dark Neutral)
  • Ben Nye Banana Powder
  • Inglot Gel Liner #77
  • Velour Lashes (Whispie Me Away)
  • L’Oreal Telescopic Carbon Black Mascara
  • NYX Matte Bronzer ( Deep Tan)
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector (Opal)
  • M.A.C Satin Lipstick (Peach Stock)
  • NYX Lip Butter Gloss ( Creme Brûlée)

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xo, Jess ♥