Sunday, January 5, 2014

Makeup Faves of 13

I wanted to share some makeup favorites of 2013. These are items that for me were a staple in my makeup stash, and once they were empty I hightailed my ass to the store to get a replacement!

From top to bottom:
Mac Graphblack eyeliner
Mac paint pot in Painterly (use as a base)
Too Faced Better than Sex mascara
La Vanilla Deoderant (comes in a few scents)
Mac's Lightful system (cream, serum, toner and cleanser)
Nars Creamy Radiant Concealer
Mac BB cream in the tube
Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment
Beauty Blender

Mac Graphblack eyeliner I use everyday in my water line and it stays ALL DAY! 

Mac paint pot in Painterly, I use this as a base for my eyeshadows, putting it on all the way up to my brow. Not only does it keep my shadow on all day, stops it from creasing, but it also makes the shadow color more intense. LOVE!

Better Than Sex mascara is seriously my Holy Grail mascara. I no longer need to curl my lashes, they stay curled, and separated and voluminous all day!!! 

Mac's whole Lightful System seriously CHANGED MY LIFE!!! I can now go out of the house without anything on my skin. Before starting this regime, I had such redness in my skin it was unbearable, now not only is my complexion more even, it glows!!!

Nars Creamy Radiant Concealer is a concealer I use under my eyes and in spots, it is so smooth and looks so nice on the skin, I cannot stop raving about it! 

Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment I put this on twice a day and my lips are as smooth as ever! 

Mac BB in the tube I like this better for me than the compact which I also own, but I think the tube looks more like real skin and just sits nicer. Maybe the compact is better if you have oily skin? Mac's BB is one that has more coverage than most BB's FYI. 

and the Beauty Blender….well if you don't have one by now, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Glam it up!!

Not only do I have a makeup addiction, do they have Makeup's Anonymous? I also am constantly looking for new products to try for my skin.

I'm sure by now you have heard about Glam Glow and if not, where do you live?

Since my skin is sensitive, I was hesitant to try the masks. However, while at Sephora I saw they had a midgey size of the YouthMud so I bought it!

Tonight before my shower I figured what the heck, let me try this. I read that you should apply a thin layer and don't leave it on for longer than 10 minutes. I obeyed the rules for once.

Upon opening the package, it was the usual muddy green color. Once I put my finger in the pot, I felt the gritty texture right away. However, not only was there just grit, there was also chunks in the mask. I'm guessing leaves/sticks, but I can't be sure.

After I was done applying, my face felt a little harsh, not tingly, but like it was burning, not very intense, but enough to have me worry if the mask was too harsh for my skin. Another reason why I actually listened to the directions.

It dried quickly on my face, and when I say dried, man did it dry!!! It removed nicely with the smallest bit of water in the shower.

I do feel like it left my skin smoother, brighter and softer. However, because my skin is sensitive, I will most likely only use once a week not twice a week like the directions suggest.

I'm not sure if I will buy the larger pot just yet, but so far so good.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

game changer!

Recently I purchased the Master Class Oval #6 brush by MAC. Now, I have plenty of brushes and beauty blenders to apply foundation, but this is in a class of its own! It sort of resembles a toothbrush!


This brush was in development for over a year! The handle is ergonomically designed, and it has rubber on it for comfort! (They all have the tilted handle as seen below)

This brush is made up of what seems like thousands of tiny (synthetic) fibers, to feel so silky smooth on the face. Also, what is different about these brushes is that the product sits on top instead of soaking into the brush and getting all grody. What is a great feature about this brush too is that you can go right from liquid to powder!

Currently there are 3 Master Class Brushes in the line, but lets hope they will expand them. Currently they are available at the MAC store and online.

What kind of brush comes with this packaging? You know its got to be amazing!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

New yummies!!

I decided to try the Chobani flips. Had the blueberry power today after the gym, so it was my breakfast/post workout meal....delish!!! I can't wait to bring this for lunch to work, and try the other flavors! 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

layer it up!

As you can see from my earlier post, I am already starting to layer my outfits more than usual. The coolers temps are coming. Its getting chillier in the morning, but then warms up as the day goes on! How annoying is that! Make up your mind!  As I have said before I am always freezing. Scarfs are a good way to add a pop of color or pattern to a simple outfit and add some warmth. I found all these pictures on pintrest, and I cannot wait to recreate them the Jessica way!

Today's outfit

Finally rocking the leather leggings....not a fan of the wedge sneakers I wore with them. I think they would have looked better with heels, but since I was running around today I needed something more practical. 

Chambray is from jcrew, v neck is an old navy vintage one, leather leggings are from express. 

Monday, October 7, 2013

Recent outfits

Some recent outfits and my outfit from my cousins wedding this weekend