18 March 2012

LinasBeautyDiary: Voulez vous NAKED avec moi? ***** GIVEAWAY *****

LinasBeautyDiary: Voulez vous NAKED avec moi? ***** GIVEAWAY *****:


check out this chance to wil a naked 2 palette!
'via Blog this'

NOTW 3-18




Hey Yall, 
Here is a little NOTW that I did with WnW Megalast "Through the Grapevine,"WnW Fast Dry " Hannah Pinktana,"  and Essie Luxeeffect in "shine of the times." I layered creme, glitter, and flakie colors to make every nail a unique sparkle. The pictures do the flakie gold shine no justice at all! 
Shinyyyy lol. 





later!-jess


11 March 2012

WOC Lipstick review: MAC Cremesheen dare you


Hey loves, 

Today's Review : Mac 'Dare You' Cremesheen Lipstick 


I'm starting to go through my makeup stash, swatching and reviewing my products.  

A little about me & my reviewing style: I am a college aged, African-American female. I have both golden and red tones to my skin depending on the time of year (redder in the summer, more gold in the winter). I use Smashbox HD foundation in Dark.  For reference, my closest MAC shade is NC50, it is my concealer color. I live on a college (tiny) budget and I will rate my products on affordability and if I feel the product is worth the money. 



Retail Price: $14.50

Product description: (Cremesheen) Creme-based lipstick that imparts bright full color, with a soft and supple shine. (Color) Deep brown red. 






 MY REVIEW
Color: (5/5) This “deep brown red” lippie my first (and only) MAC lipstick. I went to the Georgetown store looking for a red that wasn’t too out there, and found this. Dare You stood out to me because of its deeply pigmented, sophisticated color and the gold/orange undertone. I love warmer shades and I really love the color of this because I can rock a red-red lip with it or a subtler red-bronze/gold look. I get complemented when I wear it, so that also helps me build the courage to rock it more often.

See the subtle gold shimmer?

Texture: (5/5) Dare You is a smooth and satiny cremesheen. The texture feels light although the color is bold. It feels soft and moisturizing, but I like to use a gloss to keep moisture in. With this lippie, you lips cant be more than only slightly chapped because it will call you out! (ol)  But that has more to do with the red color than the texture. The soft shimmer camouflages minor    imperfections.

BEAUTYLIT GRADE: A!
 I love this lippie, and I recommend it as a safe bet for a red lip. The color is rich rather than being loud so it easy to rock. And the quality and feel of the product shows that its worth the price, you get what you paid for wit this one.  I’m sure I’ll love it even more when I start my teaching career; it’s my power color!                 



 

08 March 2012

My goals for 2012, a 2 month update

So........
I'll admit it, its been hard to keep up with my goals for the year so far. I think it's partly because I have not loked back at them since I wrote it...I definitely need to implement a visual reminder. But let's go back and see what I have and have not done.

Education:
1. I have writen all but one of my papers on time. I can still achieve this
2. I still procrfastinate, but its only gotten to a stressful leel once.

Overall there is still hope for me here. On the other hand, I have accomplished more then ever on campus in planning my first event so I'm proud and can say I accomplished something in the past 2 montss.

Health:
I'm failing here! Leaving my schedule open and going to excersize ehen I feel like it is not woking for me. I need to modify my goal to make it more specific because 1x a week is generally ineffective.


Financial Goals
1. My I have paid the bulk of my discover bill down but I'm not there yet.
2.  I have only been able to stick to my beauty budget, its been so hard to figure out how to factor in unexpected expenses.  Does anyone else have the problem where if you have a plan like to spend only $50, and you have to dip into it, youll spend that 50 anyway. I'm way too defiant to budget. (Something to work on)


Overall, I realize I'm a little off track, but I can still recover at this point. I need to focus mainly on my purchasing. 

01 March 2012

Nail Art: Cheetah




Hey Y'all, 

This is a nail design I did over winter break. I really waned to buy a Konad nail art kit, because i wanted leopard nails. Since I didn't have any money, I decided to try to make it myself. It wasn't that hard when I got a hang of the nail art brush. I'm definitely going to try more designs in the future :) 

This was dont with $2 Wet'N'Wild polishes that I already owned! 




28 February 2012

Awkward Black GIRL!!!!!

Hey Y'all!
Are you fans of The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl webseries???
If not, you should be! Seriously, click here and go watch

 I brought their college tour to our school and it was an amazing event and experience. I learned so much about planning, coordinating, and paying attention to details. I wouldn't trade last Friday night for the world.
Here are some pics!


Aren't Madison and Issa beautiful lol :))

Overwhelmed!!!

Packed house!

Everyone who helped out!!! Love them :) 
This was such an amazing day :) 

Please check out ABG and become as awkward as me lol
-love jess









26 February 2012

Feeling Colorful (I am ;) )

Hey everyone!!!
How was your week???
I just wanted to share some recent pics of my hair and makeup. Woop! (lol)

I recently re-discovered mt Wet N Wild lipstick...I'll have to do a review on it but its a purple shade.
I just threw my coral ELF lip conditioner in on top and voila!

I'm going to have to rock this lip look again as for my eyes, I'm wearing my WnW comfort palette and probably brown script e/s from MAC. 
 'cuz I'm really loving it. 


My hair is actually from my very first braid n curl, Curly Nikki style!
I made a Leave-in from my Giovanni Direct Leave-in, Castor and Olive Oils, and Aloe Vera Gel. 
My roommate let me borrow her yellow perm rods and I worked it out from there.  
Pretty Good Huh??
Lots of love!!!!!!




17 February 2012

Tutoring, Naked, Mint apple w/ FX (blogged from phone)

Soo...I'm sitting in the football team house waiting for a student. This is my second tutoring job. My first is working with highschool student on Saturdays and I definitely like that job better. I'm pretty blown at the irresponsibility and the lack of caring. Why should I care if he doesn't? I suppose that is the ultimate dilemma of a teacher/ educator: sometimes you WILL care more than they do, but even when they repeatedly let you, their family, and themselves down, you still have to care. If no one believes in them, they will never improve.
Any who, here's my breakfast and my NOTD.
Naked berry veggie juice. This is not my favorite, but it is decent way to get red friuts and veggies in my diet. I'm more of an orange mango girl.
Sinful Colors Mint Apple nail polish and milani jewel fx! I'm so happy to finally find it after of months of keping an eye out!  









11 February 2012

OOTD: Black History Month






 Dress, Sweater: Forever 21
Scarf: Borrowed from Roomate
Shoes: Chinese Laundry Via DSW.com (35.00)


This was the day of the black History Kick-off at schol. I had to wear something nice to go to the dinner, they had in the black cultural center.

The even was really nice, except the keynote speaker made us feel guilty for not knowing all the trivia questions in the game we played....kinda weird. I agree that we should have a better working knowledge of our history,  but you can't speak to a room full of college students like children.

Really Good Stuff,
Jess

09 February 2012

OOTD: First Day of school


 



Sweater: Zara (19.99)
Button -Up: Delias (13)
Jeans: Forever 21(9.50)
Boots: Dolce Vita via Endless.com (74.00)

Hey Everyone,

I hope your new year is going well and you are reaching all your goals. I'm a little behind with posts because of school, you know how it is, so heres my first-day ootd. You cant see it in the (*cellphone cough*) photos, but the blue top has purple running through the plaid. I thought it was a pretty nice outfit, and though it may seem basic this was very inventive on my part. GO ME! lol

Thanks for lookin!
-Jessica

06 February 2012

Accomplisher of Random things...When I have lots of other things to do.

Writing is hard. Even for people who like to write. Especially under pressure/ deadline. Especially when you know you are good but always forget the steps in-between a blank .doc and a paper with a 94 on it.

Right now I am struggling to figure out when I'll have time for all the reading and writing I have to do. My blog is important, but it is also on the verge of being neglected yet again. I will figure this out, promise.

I'm working on a personal narrative for my professional writing class. It has the potential to be really good, I just have to focus and really work at it.  Only thing is, I also have to read an entire play by tomorrow. And I have homework for the class the essay is for. And my boyfriend has his first soccer pickup game and he's really excited for me to go.  Its 5pm. I have class at 11am. Thats not a lot of time.

I go through this all the time. And I bet you do too.

I dont know where this was gong, but I wrote it! Yay somethings accomplished.

Jessica = accomplisher of random things.

25 January 2012

Brights in Winter


Have you ever heard of Polyvore.com? It's a website that is dedicated to fashion & collaboration. You can search through clothes that people add to the site from websites you might already shop at like forever21.com or amazon.com, and ones you may not have heard of like debenhams.com or modcloth.com. If you add their browser plug-in you can add  items that you see on you own internet "window-shopping" sprees.

After you add in items you like, you can make "sets" like the one I made below. Sets can be anything from wishlists, to outfit ideas, or themed collections of clothing you choose to put together. I chose to add in items that resemble my own clothes to come up with new combinations and experiment with my outfits more.

Below is a combination that I would have never thought of if I was only staring at the clothes in my dresser. I'm a visual and kinesthetic/tactile learner so moving the images around in from of me helped to discover a new top/skirt combination. I'm going to try out this look and post pics when I do. Hope you like this!
Brights in WInter



Forever 21 topDV by Dolce Vita Women's Zela BootPurple Walmart Skirt, Forever21 Skinny Belt, Marshalls Tights

23 January 2012

woc lipstick review: revlon super lustrous coraberry


Hey loves, 

Today's Review:  Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Coralberry 

I'm starting to go through my makeup stash, swatching and reviewing my products.  

A little about me & my reviewing style: I am a college aged, African-American female. I have both golden and red tones to my skin depending on the time of year (redder in the summer, more gold in the winter). I use Smashbox HD foundation in Dark.  For reference, my closest MAC shade is NC50, it is my concealer color. I live on a college (tiny) budget and I will rate my products on affordability and if I feel the product is worth the money. 



Retail Price: $5-$8 

Product description: Infused with mega-moisturizers to seal in color and softness. Find your lip color amongst a dazzling array of 72 fabulous, fashionable shades! Exclusive LiquiSilk™ formula with mega-moisturizers seals in color and softness
.  Silky-smooth, creamy texture.  Stay true color wears evenly.


MY REVIEW 
Texture(3/5): this is a very sheer lipstick, although its suppose to be a crème. When I attempt to build it it starts to look uneven and clumpy almost. It needs to be blended out to achieve an even look—but then its sheer again. The formula also had little tolerance for dry lips, so exfoliate before use.

Color (3/5): This lippie is a beautiful coral/orange shade that looks great on me. It however doesn’t look good for long because I have to use a pretty thin layer, and it fades fast. A lip-liner does help the staying power, but all f the ones I own change the color to pink! Its also difficult to get this color to look the same on my two toned lips.

OVERALL GRADE: D
This lipstick is far more beautiful in the tube than in action. I mainly use it to warm up or slightly lighten other lip colors, since it does so little on its own. I wouldn’t recommend this, because I’m sure there are more pigmented corals out there that can last longer. 
...THE JOURNEY CONTINUES.....


Peace Kiddies, 
-Jess

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