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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Will You Be My Bridesmaid? DIY Bridesmaid Boxes

For my wedding series I decided to film what I did to ask my girls if they would like to be a part of my wedding. I made DIY Boxes full of goodies for each one of my bridesmaids. They all loved it and said yes! If you are planning your wedding, let me know what you did to ask your bridesmaids to be a part of your wedding. I hope this video was fun and helpful as well.

Please don’t forget to subscribe and thumbs up the video if you found it helpful and fun!

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.

Glowy Longwear Foundation Routine

It seems like mother nature decided to skip Spring and go straight to Summer here in NY. The weather has been super hot the last few days, thankfully it has cooled down a bit but it looks like it will be hot again soon.

Since the weather was really warm the last week or so I had to change my foundation routine. I wanted something a little more fresh and glowy looking. I tried out a few different methods and this by far was my favorite. It lasted all day and made my skin look flawless!

I hope you guys enjoy this routine as much as I do, leave me any questions you have below and don’t forget to subscribe to my Youtube Channel!

PRODUCTS USED:

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xo, Jess ♥

IMATS NY Haul | 2015

IMATS was this weekend and I had so much fun! This year I was super excited because there were certain brands that I had been eyeing for a while, that weren’t there last year, that ended up being there this year! For Example, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Dose of Colors, & Tarte.

I was able to purchase lots of goodies, so make sure you watch to see what I got!

I also met a few of my subbies! Thank you guys for taking the time out to come up to me and say hi. It meant the world and more to me. You have no idea how exciting it was to put a face to my subscribers, it was truly amazing! I wouldn’t be making these videos and posts if it weren’t for you guys, so thanks again.

PRODUCTS MENTIONED:

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Creme Contour Kit (Medium)
  • Dose Of Colors Mate Lipsticks ( Berry Me, Purple Rain, Merlot, Pinky Promise)
  • Violet Voss Glitter (Holy Grail, Megan, Holo Smokes, Siren Fantasy)
  • Velour Lashes (Whispie Me Away, Complete Me)
  • Ardell Lashes
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick (Persimmon, Lovely, Sweet Talker)
  • Inglot Duraline
  • Inglot Gel Eyeliner #77
  • Tarte Fresh Eye Maracuja Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover Wipes
  • Tarte Eyelash Curler
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 3-in-1 Mascara
  • Tarte BB Tinted Treatment Primer ( Medium Tan)
  • Tarte Etch And Sketch Double Ended Bamboo Liner Brush
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Gel Liner
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush (Captivating, Exposed, Fearless)
  • Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12 Hr Protecting Primer
  • Coconut Water Makeup Remover Pads
  • Velour Lashes Lash Stick
  • Violet Voss Loose Pigment & Glitter Adhesive

Have you tried any of these products? What are your thoughts?

xo, Jess ♥

St. Patrick’s Day Makeup + Giveaway!

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner – Actually it’s tomorrow haha. I decided to do a fun makeup look using Green eyeshadows in light of the holiday. It’s very wearable for day time which is great for those of you who want to rock some color but still have it look neutral.

Also, I decided to do a small giveaway for my subscribers! I finally reached 500 subbies on Youtube and to me it’s such a milestone that I decided to celebrate with a giveaway to thank you guys!

Youtube is a big deal to me. I enjoy making these videos and helping you guys out. Knowing that 500 of you watch me because you want to, makes me happy and keeps me motivated to continue. Someday I hope to do this Full Time because I really do love it. So thank you guys for your support, your likes, your comments, and your kind words. I love you all!

GIVEAWAY RULES:

  1. Must Be 18 Years Or Older. ( *Must have Parental Consent If Younger)
  2. Must Be Subscribed To My Youtube Channel. (* Subscribe Here if you aren’t already)
  3. Must Live Within The United States.
  4. Leave A Comment On My Video Telling Me What Your Favorite Beauty Products Are For Spring.

* Have Fun. Good Luck. & Thank You!

 PRODUCTS USED:

  • M.A.C Eyeshadows (Soft Brown, Chill, Humid, Naked Lunch)
  • Lancome Eyeshadow (Splurge)
  • Sonia Kashuk Matte Eyeshadow Palette ( Black)
  • Benefit Erase Paste (Medium)
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer (Medium Deep Neutral)
  • M.A.C Prep + Prime Highlighter (Bright Forecast)
  • Sonia Kashuk Liquid Liner
  • Sonia Kashuk Twist Up Longwear Eyeliner
  • Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
  • Benefit Hoola Bronzer
  • Cover FX Bronzer
  • M.A.C Prolongwear Blush
  • The Balm Mary-Louminizer
  • M.A.C Lipstick (Peach Stock)
  • NYX Lip Butter

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xo, Jess ♥

January Favorites | 2015 ♥

Is it me or is time going super fast? It feels like it was JUST Christmas, like yesterday. Well, the good thing about a new month is that I get to share my favorite products with you guys from the month prior. January was a month where I used a lot of products I already had and fell in love with them all over again, so if you feel like I’ve talked about these before, I probably did.

PRODUCTS MENTIONED:

♥ Best Damn Beauty – Beauty Oil
♥ Best Damn Beauty – Facial Spray
♥ Clarasonic Mia
♥ Garnier Nourishing Cleansing Oil
♥ Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation
♥ Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer
♥ Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzer
♥ Too Faced Primed and Poreless Setting Powder
♥ Sonia Kashuk Dramatically Defining Long Wear Gel Liner

What were your favorites this month?

xo, Jess ♥