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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April Beauty Favorites | 2015

Once again, another month has come and gone. April was fun for me because I was able to attend IMATS and buy new makeup. I haven’t been purchasing too much new makeup lately because I don’t have enough storage space. Don’t worry though, I am working on that! I can’t wait to one day have my own beauty room/office space. I digress..

I hope you guys enjoy this video. If you have any recommendations on new products for me to try let me know below in the comments. As always don’t forget to subscribe to my channel, like, share, and comment if you enjoyed my video 🙂

PRODUCTS MENTIONED:

  • Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel
  • Murad Blackhead Remover
  • First Aid Beauty Dual Repair Eye Cream
  • Smashbox Primer Water
  • M.A.C Fix+ Setting Spray
  • Tarte Clean Slate Poreless Primer
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Concealer
  • Sonia Kashuk Liquid Line Precision Marker
  • Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation
  • Makeup Forever Instant Brush Cleanser
  • Formula X For Sephora Top Coat
  • Benefit They’re Real Mascara

What were your April favorites?

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 ♥

Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless Foundation | First Impression

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If you’ve watched my recent drugstore beauty haul video, you know that I purchased two new foundations. I wanted to try these out for you separately and then compare them to eachother. I know that with drugstore foundations it can be difficult to decide what is best for your skin. Especially since you can’t really get a sample to try before actually buying the product. I decided to start with the Matte & Poreless version of the Maybelline Fit Me foundation since it was the newest out of the two.

Price: $5-$10 (Depending on where you buy it)

Where Can I Purchase? Most Drugstores – Rite Aid, Walmart, CVS, Target, Ulta.com, Drugstore.com

Maybelline Claims: “Fit Me!® Matte + Poreless from Maybelline New York goes beyond skin tone matching to fit the unique texture issues of normal to oily skin for the ultimate natural skin fit.While some foundations can exaggerate pores and oily skin, only our pore-minimizing foundation contains our genius blurring micro-powders that erase pores and absorb oil for a naturally matte and poreless-looking finish.” –Maybelline.com

Packaging: Honestly, The bottle is cute. It’s a small glass bottle. My only downfall about this is that it doesn’t have a pump, and this is one of my biggest pet peeves when it comes to foundation bottles.

Consistency: At first when I poured it onto my hand it felt a little thick, once I applied it to my face with a damp beauty blender it went on extremely smooth and blended out easily. I would definitely recommend using a damp beauty blender since the dampness of the sponge helps sheer out the foundation just enough to not look cakey.

Finish: This foundation is definitely a Matte finish. Even though it is a Matte foundation, I still like to set it just to make sure it stays in place.

Overall: When I first applied this foundation I loved the way it looked on my skin, especially on camera. It looked flawless and it matched my skin perfect. As the day continued, I felt the foundation to be a little thick and it didn’t look as flawless. It wasn’t anything amazing but it’s a nice foundation just to have, especially considering how inexpensive it is. If you’re looking for an inexpensive Matte foundation this a great choice, especially if you don’t plan on wearing it all day long. I have combination skin and I felt like it would stick to my dry patches but if you have really oily skin I definitely think you will love this.

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xo, Jess ♥ 

Drugstore Neutral Makeup Look ♥

Most of the time when using makeup, I end up using products I’ve purchased at Sephora or Ulta. What most people don’t know is that when you start off with makeup you don’t need to use high end products. Sometimes drugstore products are actually better than the high end version, believe it or not!

I decided to create a look using only drugstore products so that you guys can see the results. It looks exactly like it would even if I used high end products 🙂 Most of these products are holy grail products that I continue to repurchase because they are just that good!

PRODUCTS MENTIONED:

♥ Sonia Kashuk Eye On Neutral 02 Palette
♥ Sonia Kashuk Eye Quad (Bronzed Beauty 50)
♥ Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser Concealer (50 Neutralizer)
♥ Sonia Kashuk Dramatically Defining Longer Gel Liner (Ebony)
♥ Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser
♥ Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous Foundation (310 Classic Tan)
♥ Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer (Medium Deep)
♥ Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder (Medium/Deep)
♥ Sonia Kashuk Twist Up Eyeliner (Onyx)
♥ Revlon Photoready Bronzer (100 Bronzed & Chic)
♥ Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Bronzer (Goddess)
♥ Sonia Kashuk Beautifying Blush (03 Sunset)
♥ Maybelline The Falsies Volum Express (Black Drama)
♥ NYX Lipstick (LSS642 Miracle)

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 xo, Jess ♥

Fall Makeup | 2014 ♥

Fall has officially arrived! Hurry and grab all your favorite vampy products because that’s what you’ll be rockin’ for the next few months! Although, I am a little sad to see summer officially go I am super excited to start wearing darker lipsticks and smokey eyes. That’s probably my favorite type of makeup to wear!

I decided to do a Fall makeup look for you guys using one of my favorite palettes and one of my favorite fall lipsticks! I definitely think the Amrezy palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills is the perfect Fall Palette, so if you don’t own it yet, I totally recommend you go out and get it! It’s one of the great ones, Promise!

PRODUCTS USED:

♥  M.A.C Paint Pot ( Painterly)
♥ Amrezy Palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills (Caramel, Deep Plum, Morocco, Vanilla, Glisten, Legend)
♥ Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer (Neutralizer)
♥ L’Oreal True Match Lumi Foundation (W6)
♥ M.A.C Prolongwear Concealer (NW35)
♥ NYX Matte Bronzer (Medium Deep)
♥ Sonia Kashuk Bare Illuminating Bronzer (Goddess)
♥ Korres Zea Mays Blush (21 Rose)
♥ Ben Nye Banana Powder
♥ Urban Decay Super Saturated Ultra Intense Waterproof Cream Eyeliner (Perversion)
♥ Sonia Kashuk Twist Up Longwear Eyeliner (Onyx)
♥ Tarte Gifted Amazonian Clay Mascara
♥ M.A.C Lip Pencil (Night Moth)
♥ M.A.C Satin Lipstick (Media)
♥ Too Faced Candlelight Glow Hightlighter

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xo, Jess ♥

Current Favorites | August 2014 ♥

For the month of August I didn’t really have much favorites and of course I waited too long to film my monthly favorites. Instead, I decided to make a current favorites video including some of my most used products in recent weeks.

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Watch the video to see why these are my current favorites! …What were your favorites for August?