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Leave that to me. Send a distress signal, and inform the Senate that all on board were killed.

Holiday/Christmas/New Years Party Makeup!

Hi there friends!

With Christmas/New Years around the corner (and the parties that come with the holidays!) I find that many of my friends want to do a little something extra with their makeup. I went to a holiday gala this past weekend and was extremely happy with how my makeup turned out! So I decided to share with you the products I used! Lets get to it 🙂


Primer: Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer. Apply this all over a clean face. 

Foundation: I actually used 2 different ones to create this look. Start with Too Faced Born This Way (choose a shade one lighter than your skin tone, it’s easier to bronze your face to warm it up). On top of that foundation I used the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Longwear Foundation Stick.

I like to use the Lancome on my nose and my under eyes because I feel that it blends more smoothly. 

Concealer: Tarte Shape Tape

Powder and Bronzer: Kat Von D Shade + Light Palette

Blush: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Collection in the color Mood Exposure

Highlighter: Becca Cosmetics x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop

Eyeshadow: Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry Eyeshadow Palette

I used the colors Fresh all over my lid as a base. Next, I used Slate in my crease.  Then, Noir on the outer corners.

After you have those colors down, then you use Cyborg on a flat packing brush on your lid only mainly staying towards the inner corner not going too far out. You really want the silver to transition to the black color. After that I used Pearl on my inner corners and on my brow bone. For my under eye I used slate and then Noir on the outer corner. 

Eyeliner: Tarteist Double Take Eyeliner

I used the Liquid liner on the top and then the pencil side for my water line

To REALLY make my look pop I used the Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in the color Glamrock. I lined the inner corner of my eye and underneath. This was my favorite part of the whole look. It really SPARKLED! 

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer in the color Medium Brown. 

Lashes: Lilly Lashes for Sephora Collection Lash Set in the 3D Mink Miami

Mascara: Benefit Roller Lash

Lips: Kylie Cosmetics Head Over Heels Lip Kit

Setting Spray: Morphe Continuous Setting Spray

That’s all I got for you guys! I got a lot of compliments on this look so I figured I would share with my blog family. 

Thanks for stopping by 🙂 See you on the next one!

<3 Jess

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and finalllllllly my Sephora Haul!

Hi friends!

My oh my oh myyyyyyy it has been a hot minute (over a month) since my last blog post. November literally flew by, I CAN’T EVEN! 

I’ve finally found the time to give you guys my honest opinion about the products from my last Sephora haul. I guess this is kinda nice because I’ve had about 4 weeks to really use the products and gather my legit feedback! So let’s get to it 🙂 

I’m going to start off with a bang here. This is the Tatcha Bestsellers Kit.

I have been dyyyyyyyyyyyying to purchase something from this brand and I’m so glad I finally did. Their products can be a bit pricey but they sure are worth it. This kit was around $75 but you get 4 sample size products which is perfect if you want to try out a few different things. 

I’ll start with the white bottle on the left. It’s called the Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil. You’re probably thinking WTH does that mean (#truth). It’s a makeup remover basically LOL. You just pump 1-2 pumps onto your hand and then massage it all over your face and eyes and then rinse it off with water! I was so surprised with this product because it actually took off all my eye makeup and mascara also. I will be buying this in a full size bottle when this one runs out. 

The rice polish classic is by far the coolest product in this kit. It’s a face exfoliator! You open the little nozzle on the top and then pour out a dime sized amount onto our hands. It comes out like salt lol. But when you massage it onto a wet face it starts to foam up and gently exfoliates your skin. My face always feels so smooth after I use this product. Highly recommend. 

The Tatcha Water Cream is awesome if you want a moisturizer that doesn’t make your face oily. It literally glides onto your face and just soaks up into the skin so your face looks so refreshed and smooth without the shine of an oil. I love love love love this stuff. 

The luminous dewy skin mist is what the makeup community raves about (the purple bottle on the right). This is a makeup setting spray and it does EXACTLY what the name suggests. You spray it all over when you are done applying your makeup and it gives you a beautiful glow without looking oily or wet. 

I have been needing a good pair of lashes for a while (#momlife I never wear lashes anymore LOL). If you haven’t owned a pair of Lilly lashes then now is the time. This collection is a 2 pack which is so great. You can wear each of them about 10 times before you need to toss them. I love that this pack comes with a natural pair (HA ME? NATURAL?) and a more dramatic pair. I’m going to wear the more dramatic pair to a Christmas party tomorrow night! I’m so excited!

So the same way you prime your face, you should prime your eye lids with concealer orrrrrrrr THIS STUFF! The Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion has been my ride or die forever (no but really). You just swipe it on your lids before you apply shadow and your shadow will stay on for a lifetime (ok jk but really it will stay on for about 10 hours). I use this every day. 

This is the only eyelash glue you need. The Duo Eyelash Adhesive. The one I bought was the White/Clear but it also comes in black! It comes out pretty liquidy but when you apply it to your lashes and blow on it to dry it a bit before application, it stays on for so long. I never have problems with my lashes coming off when I use this stuff. 

Ok here’s my first product on the blog that I really wasn’t impressed with. I’m gonna keep it honest here so I’m still going to take the time to post products that I reallllly didn’t fall in love with. This is Milk Kush Mascara. It just didn’t do it for me. I wanted to explore other products and this was a new product on the market when I purchased it. For me, I had a lot of black specks on my cheeks below my eyes throughout the day when I wore this stuff. I would pass on this and get the Benefit Roller Lash instead. 

Yes yes YES! This is the Tarteist Double Take Eyeliner. When I bought this is came in a trio with Brown, Maroon, and Black. What is so great about this eyeliner is that one end is liquid and the other is a pencil. I use this eyeliner every day. I am obsessed. I’m never buying another eyeliner again (ok prob not but really this stuff is sooooooo good). 

This is my favorite product I bought from my Sephora haul. This is the perfect every day/special event/holiday/party eyeshadow palette. It is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry Eyeshadow Palette. These colors have so much color payoff it’s insane. They are so shiny and smoky. This pallet has a perfect blend of matte and shimmer and OMG please just go buy it. If not for yourself, then it’s the perfect gift for someone else. This palette is going to be hard to beat. 

This is the Clarins Extra-Firming Mask. It’s youth in a jar LOL. The directions that come with this mask are so funny. It’s like a full size pamphlet that I obviously didn’t read (ain’t nobody got time for that). BUT that aside, this mask does wonders for wrinkles. I know I know I’m only 27 but I assure you I have wrinkles. The mask goes on translucent and smells fabulous. You wash it off after 7-10 minutes and my face actually looked visibly more smooth and refreshed. I am sure with every day use this will help tremendously. It is a tad pricey but sooooooo worth it. I bought this from a recommendation from my Nicole and I am so happy I did. 

If you are looking for a nude lip color and you’re not sure what to buy, then just go ahead and do yourself a favor and buy this. This was the Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Nude Lip. My absolute favorite from this kit was the Huda Beauty liquid lip on the right. The color is called Trendsetter. I wore the color in my Christmas pictures this year. It’s a perfect nude/brownish shade. Perfect for this time of year.

Alright that’s it for tonight guys! Sorry it took so long for this post. I am going to do another post during my Christmas break! See you guys on the next one 

<3 Jess

A Blog Post 3 Years in the Making

Hi Friends,

I can’t believe I’m actually doing this. *sips wine* (Freakshow to be exact, SO GOOD).

So lets start with happy friYAY, as I like to call it.

I’ve been wanting to start this blog for a long, long time. I’ve had this blog for 2 years now. Every time I go to write my first post, it’s the fear of the unknown that stops me. Fear of failing.

Today I have decided that I officially DON’T CARE about failing. How can I fail when I’m doing something that I love and makes me happy.

What is it that makes me happy?

My husband, my daughter, my family, my dogs, my friends. Makeup. Travel. Motherhood. Boston. Movies. FOOD. Wine. Football. Online Shopping (don’t tell my husband, jk he knows). Puffy Clouds. My garden. Technology. Hockey. Music.

These are the things that make me sparkle. I believe that you can never have too much sparkle.

Thanks for being here guys. If you come on back and visit my blog I promise you some makeup tips, products I love, places I love to eat, cities I love to travel, parenting advice (do I really know though? lol), movie reviews, a whole lot of what makes me sparkle!

I think my next post will be a makeup haul from my most recent Ulta and Sephora purchase!

Love,

Jess