Saturday, March 14, 2015

A lot has happened...

Oh my goodness!!!

I have not been able to post here in a very long time!

It wasn't because 'Life just simply got in the way' it was because I COULDN'T LOG IN!!!!

I have my domain through Google, and my billing info was not up to date but I could not log in to change it. Needless to say I figured it out and then my domain was down -_-

However, I'M BACK IN!!

My blog is going to be changing a lot very soon [now that I can actually get in!]

Don't fret. Change is good!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Benefit Blush Kit!

I had the opportunity to use a Sephora Friends and Family coupon, and you better believe I took advantage of it! 

I was going to get a new foundation, but I am the kind of person who likes to get more bang for my buck! So, I decided I wanted a little kit to get a lot of different options and use out of my purchase. 
I was going to go for the Hourglass Ambient Light Blush pallet. Then I saw this beauty from Benefit! 

Read on to see what's inside! [Plus swtaches!]

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

LUSH Mask of Magnaminty

I don't know why I haven't posted about this earlier! 

I did post about this on my YouTube channel [Which I know I have not posted anything on there in a LONG time! I'm trying to get a new computer!]

Mask of Magnaminty from LUSH is super duper cleansing, minty, and exfoliating. I have super sensitive skin, and all of the mint that is packed in this mask stimulating my skin, and helping my blood circulate, naturally makes my skin a little on the red side. But, it's not irritated. 

You can see me using the mask in my Skincare Routine video on my YouTube channel.

[What a horrible thumbnail picture! I don't know what happened to the one I uploaded]

If you want something to really cleanse your skin, suck everything out that has been trapped in your pores, get some of those blackheads out, this mask is what you need! 

I only use it once or twice a week. Sometimes I do use other masks like Catastrophe Cosmetic, also from LUSH, if I want a more gentle soothing cleanse, but Mask of Magnaminty is ALWAYS in my closet ready to be used! 

Have you tried it before? Tell me your thoughts! Also, tell me what your favorite face mask is in the comments! 

Friday, October 3, 2014

NuMe Hair Styling Wishlist!

I just wanted to share something I've been lusting over for the past few days!

You can click the picture to check it out on their website! 

I am always so lazy with my hair because when I work I always have it up. But, look at this set! It has everything! You can achieve any look with this, you can have loose flowing curls, nice waves, tighter curls...really, ANYTHING! 

Plus, I REALLY love the blue straightener. NuMe has other colors it comes in, but Blue always call to me. 

I know what I'm going after with my next paycheck. This Set is $200, however it is seriously worth it, you wouldn't have to buy any other hair tools EVER! (You may have to buy a hair dryer... BUT THAT'S ALL!) 

Let me know what color you're lusting over! If you've used these before, show me on Instagram! @Jessie_Mariem 

Use "numefall50" for 50% Off Plus Free Shipping on Styling Tools, Hair Care Products and Accessories (Excluding Steals & Deals) You can get 50% off ANY Wand or tool!!!!!! 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Instagram Memory Lane!

Do any of you just take a look through your Instagram profiles and just look through your memories? 

I find myself doing that often! To look through the memories, and to also see what others perceptions of me are through my pictures. I thought I would take a walk down memory lane, and bring you along! 

I won't go through all of them but just some really special ones

This one was taken a little over a year ago when Jason and I first adopted our dog Amelia Pond [Doctor Who anyone?] . This was her first bath that we had given her, and she took it like a champ!! I think it's pretty understandable why this is my most liked picture to date! 

This one is only 6 months old, but it's another near and dear to my heart picture because this was the day that Jason and I got engaged! You probably won't be seeing too many wedding posts in the near future because we are thinking about having the wedding in about 2 years. We've already been together for 6 years, so two more years won't be too long! 

Caesar, the Bearded Dragon that lived with us in New Jersey, and braved the trip with us to move to Maine! Sadly last winter was too cold for this little guy, and he did not make it through. Everyone loved him, and his personality. 
How can you resist a reptile in a tank?! 

There is a little snippet of my trip down Instagram memory lane! 

Do you follow me yet?! 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Benefit Gimmie Brow

I am fortunate enough to have pretty full and dark eyebrows, which don't call for much when it comes to makeup and making them look great!

But, there are some sparse areas that I noticed mostly in photos where I wish I could fill in a tad bit without being able to go over board and filling everything in. 

The answer was Benefits Gimmie Brow! One of my staff members uses it and could not said more good things about it. She was in the same boat as I was in, didn't really need much, but wanted something to make them look great! 

I went into Sephora, and I was really surprised that they only have two shades; medium/deep, and light/medium. I went with medium/deep and it's PERFECT! 

It looks completely too light on the wand but it's perfect. 
There are little brow minions inside to match your perfect shade once applied...haha! [just kidding] 

It's a volumizing brow gel, so it fills in areas where you need it, and it also keeps everything in place, all looking natural. 

I pulled these pictures from my Instagram, so they have different filters, but can you see a difference? 

I didn't want it to be a drastic difference, so that's why it's the perfect new addition to my makeup bag! 

The wand reminds me of the wand that is in Clinique's bottom lash mascara. 

*picture from Sephora's website. 

The price is $22 a bottle and it will last a very long time because not much is needed. If you find yourself using a lot maybe go for something more to fill in to get your desired look, like the Anistasia DipBrow?

Let me know your thoughts!

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Review!

Let me start off by saying everyday I drink a 20oz latte with 4 shots of espresso. My teeth get yellowed from all that coffee! I feel like I can't keep up.

Then, I was asked if I wanted to try out an at home teeth whitening system. I couldn't say no! The only thing I was concerned about was I did not want my teeth becoming sensitive after. 

My kit arrived in the mail super fast and I was ready!

Basically the whitening gel is in that silver tube. You have to make sure your teeth are pretty dry in order for the gel to stick and work better, so I took a towel to mine. The little blue brush made it easy to get the gel in smaller spaces like the little spaces between teeth! Then in went the mouth guard and the light. The light is real light so my lips held it in place, but I would have the light in for about 20mins (to be honest I caught up on my YouTube   Watch Later playlist so the time went by fast). The light helps to kick start the whitening process, and speed it along.

After 20mins you are done with the light and you can keep in the guard with the gel for an additional 1 hour if you want /have the time to! 

I did not do this every day. Just because life got in the way and I was afraid of it causing sensitivity! But, when I did the system I did not experience any sensitivity. 

Did I see results?
I did!! The top picture is before and the bottom is after! As you can see my teeth are whiter and it even helped that little spot on my front tooth that I've had since my braces!
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