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!

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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

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.

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 ♥

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 ♥

Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette | Winter Glam ♥

For Christmas I was gifted the Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette. Lord knows I’ve been wanting this palette since it first came out! Now, I know there are two other Vice Palette’s but this one is perfect. Urban Decay has become one of my favorite brands throughout the years, so whenever they come out with new palettes I’m usually right on it! This one was a little more on the pricier side and it was out when other beauty products that I wanted more were being released, so unfortunately it fell on the back burner. My boyfriend was kind enough to remember how much I wanted it and purchased it for me as a Christmas gift and I love him forever for that!

With that said, I wanted to do a tutorial using this fabulous palette! the colors are so creamy and so easy to blend, Ugh! you have to try these palettes (or any Urban Decay eye shadow/palette for that matter) if you haven’t already!

I hope you guys enjoy this tutorial, If you do please like my video and share it with your friends. Also, don’t forget to subscribe if you want to stay updated, I plan on staying consistent this year 😉

PRODUCTS USED:

♥ M.A.C Paint Pot (Painterly)
♥ Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette (Undone, Downfall, Last Sin, Angel, Defy, Sonic)
♥ Lorac Pro 2 Palette (Charcoa, Buff)
♥ Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Dark Circle Rollerball
♥ Sonia Kashuk Twist Up Eye Pencil (Onyx)

Bare Minerals Bareskin Foundation* NOT SHOWN IN VIDEO

♥ M.A.C Prolongwear Concealer (NW30)
♥ Bobbi Brown Gel Liner
♥ Dior Diorshow Mascara
♥ M.A.C Prep + Prime Highlighter (Bright Forecast)
♥ Cover FX Bronzer
♥ Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Bronzer (Goddess)
♥ M.A.C Prolongwear Blush (Stubborn)
♥ Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector (Opal)
♥ M.A.C Lip Liner (Soar)
♥ M.A.C Cremesheen Lipstick (Pure Zen)

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What is your favorite eye shadow palette?

xo, Jess ♥

Brown Lips & Neutral Eyes ♥

Autumn has quickly become one of my favorite seasons. Lately I’ve been really into the beautiful fall colors and the weather has been just right. This has inspired me to create a makeup look using Browns and Golds ; Fall colors. Recently I bought the Lime Crime Velveteen in Salem and it’s the perfect brown lip product for the fall. I am obsessed with it and wanted to create a look around this lipstick. I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did creating it, let me know if you like talk through videos better than voice over ones

PRODUCTS USED:

♥ Benefit Porefessional Primer
♥ Urban Decay Primer potion
♥ M.A.C Paint Pot (Painterly)
♥ Makeup Geek (Crème Brulee, Glamorous, Cocoa Bear, Shimma Shimma, Chickadee)
♥ Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Palette (Caramel, Morocco)
♥ Lancôme Design Eyeshadows (Vintage)

♥ Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid (Opal)
♥ Makeup Forever HD Foundation
♥ L’Oreal Magic Lumi Highlighter
♥ Estee Lauder Concealer (Deep)
♥ M.A.C Prep + Prime Highlighter (Bright Forecast)
Urban Decay Naked Skin Loose Setting Powder
♥ Sonia Kashuk Twist UP Longwear Eyeliner (Onyx)
♥ L’Oreal Lineur Intense Liquid Eyeliner
♥ Maybelline Falsies Mascara
♥ NYX Matte Bronzer (Medium Deep)
♥ Sonia Kashuk Bare Illuminating Bronzer (Goddess)
♥ Korres Zea Mays Blush
♥ Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Powder (Opal)

♥ LimeCrime Velveteen (Salem)

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xo, Jess ♥