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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Get Ready With Me Feat. KathleenLights x ColourPop

I wanted to use the KathleenLights x Colourpop Cosmetics eyeshadows that my friend just purchased. They looked so beautiful I just had to borrow them to film a video haha. I decided instead of doing a tutorial, I wanted to switch it up a little and just do a get ready with me. Let me know if you like these types of videos or if you prefer the good ‘ol tutorial instead.

P.S – Don’t forget to share, subscribe and thumbs up my video if you liked it!

xo, Jess

Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation | First Impression

Recently a co-worker of mine kept mentioning that she wanted to find a good full coverage foundation that would last her all day while at work. I had always heard good things about Kat Von D’s beauty line and so many people have raved about her foundation. I personally never tried it because I was too afraid that it would be too full coverage for me. When I recommended this foundation to my co-worker and chose the color for her, she came in the next day with it on and her face looked amazing. It didn’t look too cakey or powdery, the color matched perfect, everything just looked flawless on her!

After seeing how amazing the foundation looked on her, I had to try it myself. Watch my First Impression video below to see how it applied and what it looked like before and after the application.

Price: $35

Where Can I Purchase? Katvondbeauty.com, Sephora.com (& store locations)

Kat Von D Claims: “One little pump is all it takes to even out discoloration, stop shine and hide blemishes! The coverage is AMAZING, whether you apply with a brush or a sponge. And it’s so long-wear, we can go a full 24 hours without touching up or re-applying (Kat herself has put this to the test)…Formulated with 21% pigment, our powerful potion is loaded with proprietary pigments plus an exclusive blend of siliconic elastomers and siliconic esters which bind the formula, so your foundation stays fade-free and transfer- proof…The bottle features an innovative airless chamber design that prevents contamination and maintains Lock-It’s rich consistency. That means you get a fresh, precisely measured dose with every pump!” -Katvondbeauty.com

Packaging: To be honest, when I first saw the packaging on this foundation I wasn’t impressed. I am not a huge tattoo person so the packaging to me was neither here nor there. After I purchased the foundation I realized how useful the packaging really is! According to the website, the design prevents contamination and maintains the foundation’s consistency. Also, when you pump (which of course is a plus too) it is supposed to dispense the perfect amount of foundation needed to complete a full coverage application.

Consistency: This foundation has a creamy feel to it. It is definitely a bit on the heavier side of consistencies compared to most of my other foundations. I did notice that when applied it blended out easily but also dried quickly so it is a product that you have to work fast with. I also thought that using a beauty blender or a damp sponge helped with the thickness of the foundation when it came to blending and dispersing it throughout the face.

Finish: The finish of this foundation was matte. I still set it with a tiny bit of powder just because that’s what I always do with all my foundations but I did notice it looked a little heavy afterwards, so I used a setting spray to sort of help the product settle into my face and not look so matte/powdery.

Overall: I loved that this foundation does exactly what is says it does. It is full coverage and when I say full coverage, I mean it. It covers literally everything. It also lasts extremely long. Hours later, it looks like you just applied your makeup, which is amazing. I do think that the foundation itself felt heavy on my skin at first but throughout time I think the natural oils in my skin helped with breaking down the thickness of the foundation. I believe this is one of those foundations that actually look better with time as it settles perfectly into the skin. I would say if you have dry skin, you probably will not like this foundation because it is super matte. Also, if you are someone who isn’t used to full coverage foundations, this may not be for you either. I recommend this for anyone who is taking photos, video, loves their full on everyday glam or wants their foundation to last them all day. I also think the price is perfect for what you are getting. It is right in the middle of the foundation spectrum, not too expensive but not super affordable either.

 

Have you tried this foundation? What are your thoughts/experiences?

xo, Jess ♥

 

 

Simple Prom Makeup ♥

Prom was one of my favorite parts of High School. Getting dressed up and having a fun night out with all of my favorite people from school was the best. I’ve always been into makeup so getting glammed up was of course the best part!

I decided that I wanted to film a simple prom look for those of you who aren’t into the glitzy makeup looks like I am.Truth is, when I went to my Junior and Senior prom I wore neutral-ish makeup, so I decided to re-create something similar. I paired it with two different lip combinations so that it was suitable for those who like all neutral or for those who like a little boldness.

I hope you guys enjoy this look. Subscribe & Share if you do!

PRODUCTS USED:

  • M.A.C Paint Pot (Painterly)
  • NYX Jumbo Pencil (Strawberry Milkshake)
  • Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette (Dust, Limit, Nooner, Strange, Darkside, Buzz, Trick,
  • Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Dark Circle Eye Roller
  • Maybelline Face Studio Master Prime
  • Revlon Colorstay Foundation (Rich Ginger)
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer (Medium Deep Neutral)
  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Inner Rim Brightener
  • M.A.C Prep + Prime Highlighter ( Bright Forecast)
  • Ben Nye Banana Powder
  • Sonia Kashuk Liquid Line Precision Marker
  • Benefit Hoola Bronzer
  • Cover FX Bronzer
  • Maybelline Falsises Mascara
  • M.A.C Pro-Longwear Blush (Stubborn)
  • Becca Cosmetics Highlighter (Opal)
  • Smashbox Primer Water
  • M.A.C Eyeshadow (Naked Lunch)
  • M.A.C Lip Liner (Soar)
  • M.A.C Lipstick (Pure Zen)
  • Too Faced Melted Lipstick (Melted Fig)

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What color dress are you wearing to Prom?

xo, Jess ♥

Urban Decay Naked Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer ♥

I’ve probably mentioned how dry my under eye area is about a thousand times, probably more. I’m constantly trying out new concealers hoping that one of these will do everything I need it to do. When I think I finally found the one, it lets me down, and the search continues. As I was browsing through Sephora a few weeks ago I slowly made my way into the Urban Decay section. Now, we all know how much I adore Urban Decay so as soon as I saw these little babies, I knew I had to try them! I’ve tried their Naked Skin foundation before, and it was actually one of my favorites for a while. Their Naked Skin line in general is pretty amazing if you ask me.Nakedskin

Price: $28.00 (A little pricey if you ask me, considering the M.A.C Prolongwear is $20 and that’s one of the most expensive concealers I own).

Where Can I Purchase? Urbandecay.com, Ulta, Sephora.

Urban Decay Claims: “Hide even your most scandalous flaws. Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer gives you buildable, even coverage with a luminous, demi-matte finish. Ultra lightweight, this high-tech formula melds like a second skin to give you full coverage in an instant. For complete coverage, just keep building; no matter how much you apply, Naked Skin Concealer always blends beautifully and NEVER settles into fine lines.” – Urbandecay.com

Packaging: This little baby is small enough to throw it in your makeup bag and go. I love that it is weightless and travel friendly. It comes with a little dough foot applicator that I am actually obsessed with. It’s flat on both sides for easy application. The Applicator holds just enough product so you don’t have to worry about using too much or not getting enough.

Consistency: Ugh. To. Die. For. This concealer is so creamy and so easy to blend out, it’s just like heaven. Super buildable. It’s certainly not like any concealer I have ever tried. The second I put it on, I could already see and feel a difference. It literally felt like it just melted into my skin. The best part? It didn’t even sink into my little wrinkles or cling on to my dry patches! Yay!

Finish: It is a demi-matte finish. It isn’t super matte where it looks dry or emphasizes your dry areas.

Overall: I’ve mentioned a few other favorite concealers in the past but when I tell you this has easily become one of my all time faves, I am not lying. Although I am not super happy with the color I purchased, I just cannot get enough of the consistency. This is the only concealer that doesn’t dry out my under eye area or settles into fine lines. So far it has become one of my holy grail concealers.

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Have you tried this concealer? What are your thoughts?

xo, Jess ♥

Everyday Makeup Routine For Work ♥

Although I love trying out colors and different looks when it comes to makeup, we all have days where we like to keep it neutral. For me, this is everyday. I work in a retail store and am not allowed to wear a full face of makeup. At first I wasn’t sure how to keep it at a happy medium where it was enough makeup for my liking but not too much where it was inappropriate for work. As I played around with different neutral styles I came to terms with this one and it’s pretty much what I wear everyday.

Keep in mind this is a full coverage look. I contour and highlight because that’s my preference. You don’t have to do that at all, especially if you don’t have the time.

I hope you guys enjoy this look. Subscribe, Like, and Share if you do!

PRODUCTS USED:

  • M.A.C Paint Pot (Painterly)
  • Sonia Kashuk Eye On Neutral – 02 Matte Eyeshadow Palette
  • Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous Foundation (Classic Tan)
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer (Medium Dark Neutral)
  • M.A.C Prep + Prime (Bright Forecast)
  • Ben Nye Banana Powder
  • Sonia Kashuk Liquid Line Precision Marker
  • Sonia Kashuk Twist Up Longwear Liner
  • Maybelline Falsies Volum Express Mascara
  • Benefit Hoola Bronzer
  • Cover FX Bronzer
  • M.A.C Prolongwear Blush (Stubborn)
  • The Balm Betty Lou-minizer
  • Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water
  • M.A.C Prolongwear Lip Liner (Soar)
  • Em Cosmetics by Michelle Phan Lipstick (Nude Lace)
  • Bite Beauty Lip Gloss (Rambutan)

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 ♥