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Thursday, August 28, 2014

#Throwback Thursday

This week's #tbt is a flashback from the time I met Danny Gokey from American Idol. 
I was at work (as you can probably tell from the all black attire) and he stopped in for a mini concert and meet and greet to promote his new eyewear line in our store. I'm not a big Idol fan, but I did know who he was prior to meeting him. I have to say, he was totally sweet and friendly in person and put on a great, intimate show for us!
Have you ever met a celebrity before?
Share it with me in one of your own #tbt posts! 
Don't forget to subscribe to this blog to see more #throwbackthursdays. 

XoXo,
Jess

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

GlamST.com!

We've all done it. If you're a beauty junkie like me, I know you've done it a time or two..or ten in my case. So, summer is ending and fall is upon us and you're in need of a new, fresh fall lip color. You immediately find yourself searching online for the most talked about deep plum or a simple, nude that beauty bloggers just can't get enough of as of late. There are so many options out there that it can be overwhelming when it comes to buying makeup online. You're looking through all the little bubbles of color swatches thinking to yourself, "Will this even look good on me in real life?" "I can't even tell what color that is!" Before making the ultimate decision to splurge on a 45 dollar lipstick in your shopping cart, you don't hit checkout, you crosscheck your references. You sit and question yourself if you actually want this lipstick or if there is another option out there that might be better for you. Then you face the real dilemma; getting out of your comfortable bed in your VS PJ's and leaving your flat to venture out into Sephoraland just to actually try on said lipstick(s). Well, what if I told you that you could try on that lipstick without having to put your big girl pants on? Without having to put on makeup, drive to Sephora and subject yourself to trying on 20 different tester lipsticks in order to find that "one" new lipstick you've been dying to have. 
It's true, now you can! GlamST is a virtual makeover site that actually lets you try on tons of popular makeup items from foundation to lipstick, eyeliner, mascara and blush. You're probably thinking, "How? And will it even look realistic?" Yes, to some extent. Obviously the best way to try on lipstick would be by going to your local makeup counter or cosmetic store. But let's be honest, that's not always ideal. Or for many ladies who don't live in an area with a Sephora or Ulta near you then GlamST can only HELP you when making those online purchases. 
On to your next question I am sure, "How does it work?"
First, log in with Facebook or Google+ and create your profile. From there you will want to upload a photo of yourself with a fresh face in order to clearly see how the makeup will look on you. 
If you don't want to post a picture of yourself, then you can always use one of the site models with similar skin tone and features to you. Just choose from the options of eye color, skin tone, and hair color and skin type.
 Once you have done that, then you will need to adjust the dots to frame your face, as seen below. 

Next, you will want to start adding makeup! There are three categories: Face, Eyes and Lips. Select products in each category and choose your favorite shade until you come up with a new look you're happy with! 

The end result:

Now share with your friends on your favorite social media forum and browse other girl's looks on the GlamST site! 

Have fun! 

Check out GlamST here at http://www.glamst.com
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#Throwback Thursday

Hi everyone, I'm back following up on a series I wanted to start a while ago, which is #Throwback Thursday. I hope you enjoy the flashbacks into my little life! 
This week's throwback is from 2011, Reese's first year into the Navy. We had just gotten engaged and were spending Memorial Day weekend with his family. Pictured is us with a retired Navy couple from Reese's church. They are so sweet and inspiring to us. I can't believe this picture was taken over three years ago.
This week's throwback is extremely special because just this week Reese re-enlisted in the Navy and committed 5 more years to our Country. I am so very proud of him! I cannot wait to see what the next 5 years has in store for us. Hopefully bringing more special memories and building on to our little family in this next chapter! 
Here's a couple pictures from his re-enlistment ceremony.
August 18, 2014
Thanks for stopping by!
Stay tuned for more #Throwback Thursdays! 

XoXo,
Jess


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Makeup of the Day

Thursday's makeup look was very simple with a pop of color on the lips. I didn't do much that day and I had the day off from work so I like to keep my makeup routine simplistic, yet still look like I put a lot of time and effort into my makeup. 


1)The eyes were kept bare, just a little Doublewear High Cover Concealer in Medium to cover the lid and conceal any dark circles underneath, with a few coats of Too Faced Lash Injections mascara on the lashes. I also use the concealer to clean up around my eyebrows after filling them in with a dark brown, matte eyeshadow. Add a highlight to the brow bone and inner corners of the eyes; I used Estee Lauder's satin eyeshadow in Sugar Cube. Voila! Your eyes now look bright and refreshed!

2) Foundation is Estee Lauder Doublewear foundation in 2N1 Desert Beige and the same concealer mentioned above to add a little extra coverage where I may need it. This is my holy grail foundation for sure! It has build able coverage for those times you want that completely airbrushed and flawless finish.

3) Cheeks: Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess bronzer in Light with a light pink blush on the cheeks. Finished off with Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Bronze to add a natural highlight on the cheekbones and down the center of the nose.

4) Lips: Butter London Lippy in Wine Gums to add the perfect pop of color to finish off the look. I am now obsessed with these lip glosses! They are extremely smooth and buttery, but they go on so opaque. I love it because there's no need to layer up with lipstick and lipgloss in order to get true, bold color.


That's it! Hope you enjoyed this #MOTD! 

XoXo, 

Jess


Friday, March 21, 2014

#Throwback Thursday!

In honor of #tbt, I thought I would share some old photos from 2010! 
Reese and I at my friend's going away dinner. 
Savannah, GA for my bday weekend. July 2010. 


Me and my best friend of all time, Hali. Savannah, GA 2010. 
Birthday Dinner, July 19, 2010. 

XOXO,
Jess

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Stay Sexy and Comfortable with Soxxy!



Happy Hump Day bloggies! 
As most of you know, I'm a makeup artist for Estee Lauder when I'm not working on my blog or YouTube channel. Many people think that all aspects of the job are as glamorous as lipstick and metallic shadows. I mean, after all, it requires you to look perfectly done up all day long so how could it possibly be that hard of a job? Well I'm here to share with you the not-so-glamorous side of working as a makeup artist in the beauty industry. Often times, a day of work typically involves 8+ hours of constant standing on your feet, maybe 30 minutes for lunch and a 5 minute bathroom/coffee break. By the end of the day, your feet are killing you, legs are aching, and you're practically running barefoot to your car as fast as possible with heels in hand. 
But there's an even uglier side to working these long days. 
After years of putting yourself through long days like this, spider veins and cellulite start to roar their ugly heads. It can actually be a health risk waiting to happen! Yes, it comes with the territory of the trade, but what you need is compression tights or socks to help increase circulation in your legs and feet in order to prevent these unwelcome friends from suddenly showing up on your doorstep 5-10 years from now. But, those ugly compression socks your Grandma wears, just won't do. 
Fashion is also a huge role in looking the part of a makeup artist. Our makeup is always trendy, so our style in clothes must also be on trend and cutting edge, while comfortable and conducive to our long work days. 
SoxxyAir is a line of compression socks that increases circulation, reduces jet lag, swelling, muscle soreness, and helps decrease the risk of deep vein thrombosis. 
I love how trendy these socks are, perfect for work or even everyday. 
Whether you're looking for thigh high, knee high, ankle socks, or compression tights, SoxxyAir has them! 
One of my favorites right now are the "Ashley" style ankle socks. Click here to check them out!
For you, Soxxy is offering 20% OFF your entire order! Just enter the code: SOXXYAIRS at checkout! I can't wait to share more with you guys about these amazing socks. 
Check out www.soxxy.com to see more cute styles and check out their Indigogo page to see how Soxxy Air got started and why it is the only stylish compression sock that gives back! http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/soxxyair-stylish-travel-compression-socks-that-give-back
"Support a Cause, Support your Legs"
Note: Soxxy Charity Socks won't be available until April. 
Watch this video to learn more about Soxxy!

Follow Soxxy on social media! 



Thanks Soxxy!

XOXO,
Jess



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Friday, February 28, 2014

February Favorites and 200 Subscriber GIVEAWAY!!!

Happy Friday!

March begins tomorrow and boy, did February fly by fast! 
Now you know I don't do monthly favorites unless I have some really good products to share, so you must check out my favs this month! I share the perfect products to transition from these harsh Winter months into Spring! 

The BEST part is that I will be doing a giveaway when I reach 200 subscribers on my YouTube channel!!! 

YAAAAYYYYYY!!!!

So check out the video for details and to see which brand new products I will be giving away! 

XOXO,
Jess