Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Year of Brave


Just look at all these courageous women! Someone passed them awesome sauce for sure. Now some of you might call 2013 the year of brave, but let's make 2014 even braver.

Say what you want to say. If you don't take a stand on issues you care about like bullying, protecting children, saving animals, the earth or whatever... you'll probably end up regretting it and no one will hear it. Activate the world of change with your singular voice. Then, when others do the same, it becomes an 'Nsync or 1D band. Am I right or am I right?! You speaking your mind just might spark an idea revolution and quite possibly even inspire others to join you.

So, what are you waiting for? 

You wanna' know what happens when you don't say what you want? Silence. Regret. Hurt. Annoyed feelings. Finally, you become a door mat and people continue to walk all over you because they don't know where you stand. Let's make a toast to 2014 being the year of the braver!

If I haven't told you lately, thank you for reading my voice. It's very therapeutic, this whole writing thing. I thoroughly enjoy it & appreciate the heck out of you all! Best wishes for a Happy New Year! Stay safe, my friends! Looking forward to new beginnings in the year of the orchid color!


Monday, December 30, 2013

Motivational Mondays

Be phenomenal.


Amen to this video! 
I don't always ponder my phenomenalness, but when I do...
I like to watch motivational videos and post them. 

Then I channel Waterboy's Rob Schneider 
while wearing my "Find Your Ness" t-shirt to tell you all...

YOU CAN DO EEEET! YOU CAN DO EEEET ALL NIGHT LONG!


Sunday, December 29, 2013

Sunday Funday With Lorde

Who in here loves this song?! I want to learn how to run things. And I'm not very pretty. So there. It's official news now that Lorde made this song just for me!


Lorde also wants to let you know that she's kind of tired of getting told to throw her hands up in the air. So there. Me personally, I'm kind of tired of getting told to do anything at all. Where's my maid already? Geez. Money can't buy happiness, but it sure can help you hire people to do stuff for you. 

"Yeah, baby, yeah! Now that's what I'm getting 
randy chit chatting about baby, yeah!" 
            - just screamed Austin Powers -


Meanwhile, sharks with laser beams are really upset that horses and bayonets have stolen some of their thunder. They're waging war, so I guess I'm the middle man between them. Just so you know, in case peace talks turn violent, I'm armed with a spork in my back pocket. Yeah, buddy.


Always remember, friends:
Life was made to be abundant and glorious. Go get those bands that make her dance. Holler. 
God wants you to get everything you want in life. Exhaust every dream. You only live once. YOLO. 
(That's Drake's motto he also coined just for me, by the way.)


Enjoy your day ;o)

Friday, December 27, 2013

Janeenersss


Janeenersss on Instagram is amazing and she's also a close friend of mine. Her artistry is top notch. I'm always telling her I need her to do my eyes! Yup, even makeup artists get in personal makeup funks... that is everyone except this creative chica Janeenersss.



If you'd like to follow someone so amazing that even Rihanna's makeup artist Lora Arellano follows, then click here.  Janeenersss has also been featured by Lime Crime & Sugarpill Cosmetics, which is also really cool. Way to go, gurrrl!


Now you all can finally agree with me that Janeenersss reminds me of a realistic Snow White. Ahhh-mazing resemblance, right?! Which reminds me I need to ask her to dish on her skin care regime for the masses. We've also asked her to make some appearances on my YouTube channel going live in 2014, so stay tuned for the deliciousness. Feel free to click "Subscribe" here. Maybe we too can put on some smelly animal mascot costumes, twerk & talk skincare. Ding! Ding! Ding! That's the golden viral video ticket for sure...


Just kidding. Me twerking on camera ain't a free show, babes. If I'm twerking... someone somewhere is paying in some way, shape or form. Just ask the binders full of men. Heh.... heh.. heh.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

YouTube's Top Trending of 2013


Welcome to YouTube's top ten trending videos of 2013! 
Wha pa pa pa pa pow pow pow...

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Story of Christmas on Facebook

Bwa! ha! haaaaa! 
What would it really look like if the story of 
Christmas played out on Facebook? 
One ponders...

I am dying, becoming consumed in laughter. 
Sadly, I always thought my demise would be from 
zombie apocalypses...

Shout outs to Happy Place for delivering the best email newsletter 
that I've ever read since the 1917 write up about equipping your dear 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Fortune Cookies From Above


Dear God,

Thanks for clearing that up. I've secretly always known you wanted me to become a pro poker player. I still love you even though you want me to occasionally learn some valuable lesson from time to time.

Signed,
Me


Isn't it funny what circumstances arise? One can only laugh at the irony. Why do some things happen to good people? Why do some things happen to bad people? Are unicorns real? Will I ever become rich? Why are we here? Well, I'm not God... but I do know that I can't change where I come from, what I've done or anything else like that. I also know that the only thing worth worrying about is where I'm going. It's not necessarily about the destination itself as it is about your journey to the specified destination. Believe in yourselves because I believe in you. THIS IS AMURRICA. Where there's a will, there's a way. If Mister Ed's bayonets represent love, well then, I've been bayonetting you since like 1917.

YOU CAN DO IT! YOU CAN DO IT ALL NIGHT LONG!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

TEMPTU's Concealer Wheel


TEMPTU Concealer Wheel, $26
Get it here.
Say something because I'm not giving up on you, my dear concealer wheel!

Not only does this concealer not sit in my fine lines around my eyes, but it also is package perfect for highlighting & contouring on most skin tones.

Sham wow! Oh, come on. You know I'd use my newly adopted catch phrase to describe it...

One tip for excellent application is to use an oil-based foundation primer before application for a more flawless look. You can find a primer that fits such requirements by picking the ones that are not marked "oil free", by the way. Hey now. I'm just trying to help you achieve some personal awesome sauce. What?! You don't like my other catch phrase? Because you're clearly not talking badly about this here concealer wheel...

Enjoy your highlighting and contouring adventures!

Luv,
~J.~

Gunilla of Sweden's LEROSETT Face Wash

LEROSETT Acne Face Wash, $30
Get it here.
Gunilla of Sweden is high content organic deliciousness!

This long awaited review comes after about 6 weeks of daily treatment with the LEROSETT acne treatment face wash.

Let me just tell you that 
the pimples are at bay more so than before and we really appreciate the natural, organic approach Gunilla uses for healthy skin care. Most washes out there for acne contain salicylic acid, since it is great for treating existing blemishes and enlargement of pores.

If you were to label one side of a penny "salicylic acid" & the other side "benzoyl peroxide", you more than likely could correctly guess what The Price is Right in acne washes would be. It comes down to these two main ingredient contenders to spin the wheel.

Yet, most are made with water while this one is contained in high content organic Aloe Vera. The combination in this wash is divine, making it super rich and gel-like. Aloe Vera is known for its healing and soothing properties, y'all.

The smell is also pleasant in this wash 
with herbal notes. I'd suggest you take a sniff and then go to town working it into your pores with small circular motions. Normally I wash my face for about a minute and then rinse. Let that organic aloe absorb, baby! Yeah! I once met a lady in her eighties who had the best skin ever. So, I felt compelled to ask her what she uses. When she replied "fresh aloe daily" is when I became a botanic believer.

Also, friends...
Sometimes people with sensitive skin also get acne. In certain instances and depending on your skin type, dermatologists may recommend to stay away from benzoyl peroxide altogether. You never know what could really be breaking you out. It could possibly be from using products that are too strong for your skin type.

Any who, give Gunilla of Sweden a try. Might I add that they also have an amazing, "you can feel it working" face mask from the LEROSETT line. You should snag up some of this special rasul clay as well! Spot Treaters or Once-A-Weekers R Us! Minorly obsessed is a real, treatable medical condition, right?!

New Video Premieres, Thanks!

Thank God for the YouTubey because that's pretty much the only way we can see music videos premiere anymore. Who remembers when it was cool in the '80's to draw the MTV logo all over your stuff? Folders, jeans, on your wall? LOLZ.



Anyway... 
Get your heart pumping on #TatumTuesday with these new premieres from John Newman & Justin Bieber. It's like angels are serenading your ear drums or something like that. Meanwhile, your eyeballs are about to pop out of socket from visual totes gorgey-ness. Whoa, buddy. These male human specimens representing our race are making us look far superior to infinite alien galaxies. Take a moment. Breathe. Just hit the "Replay" button, just sang Zendaya!



By the way... 
Shout outs to the best readers in the world. I was so busy doing makeup since Thanksgiving that I didn't even have the time to post. Combine that with the kiddos being home and cooking and you've got yourself an absolutely cannot write type situation. 

So, here goes:

I am thankful for the people that support me. I am thankful for God as he inspires me to see the good in people and situations. I am thankful for the power of love. I am thankful for George Bush's Internets. I am thankful for my family. I am thankful for my readers and followers that might find me entertaining. I am thankful for the companies and PR agencies I've worked with along the way and that they actually know who I am. That's so cool! I am thankful for my Austin Powers mini-me's. They're my entire life and the culmination of life and love itself. I am thankful for makeup and cute animals. I am thankful for our military that defends an ideal that birthed an entire nation. I am thankful for unicorns and bacon, but not bacon made out of unicorns. Finally, I am thankful for Michelle Obama's arms that inspire me to think about bicep curling this bacon in my hand.

Luv,
~J.~

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Jennette McCurdy Glammed Up

Get it here.
We're big fans of Jennette McCurdy, so it's no surprise that we just fell in love with her feature in the book Glitter and Glam by uber-talented makeup artist Melanie Mills. 

Feast your eyes below on rare behind-the-scenes footage from the photo shoot for her part in the book...


If you've not planned out how you will include Barnes & Noble in your Black Friday madness list of stores to trample for the perfect Christmas gift, well then... what are you waiting for?! Allow me to speak out for all the women on your gift list. They're begging for you to buy them this book. Perfect for adults wanting to perfect their makeup looks or younger girls wanting to learn about skin care, this book doesn't disappoint.

Jennette McCurdy, featured in Glitter & Glam by Melanie Mills
Photo by: David Alley

Alternatively...
If you don't feel like galloping into Black Friday madness atop horses and bayonets, get your copy here. Did we mention it's under $20?! Please pass the awesome sauce this Thanksgivingukkah...

Monday, November 25, 2013

Motivational Mondays, Timber Style

Is it Christmas or Thanksgivingukkah?!
Look what just came out... SCORE!


Pitbull was also awesome this morning on Good Morning America. He's really entertaining, y'all. Batkid made an appearance as well. He had to save Pitbull from The Joker who locked him in the dressing room!




Now listen here.


Be happy you're breathing this Motivational Monday.




If Batkid's courageous fight against cancer doesn't inspire you, then I just don't know what will. You're probably also the type that hates Miley Cyrus' kittens, guardian angel red foxes and puppies donning Santa hats.



You can do it! You can do it all night long! I believe in you ;o)

Stay motivated my friends. And drink some Dos Equis. 
~just stated The General~

Friday, November 22, 2013

From Belieber to Believer, Social Media Style


Check out what Bieber did.
He jumped off a cliff! For real. Don't worry, Beliebers. He didn't die. He just killed it in the gym. Look at those abs in that article.

Anyway...
While digging into my boat loads of email that I receive daily, I found a splendidly superb article about the power of social media and how it relates to vamping up your writing career.


Furthermore, I give zero cares if you don't actually write for a living. Read it anyway because it will indeed help you, no matter what your career is. Welcome to 2013! It's the way business is done and hugely impacts how many people are picking up what you're putting down. Think about it- today is and was yesterday's future. The way I look at marketing these days is this: you're either mastering the new tech and software out there (that's made readily available) or you're dying on the vine. Just like a tasty vino, wine cannot be made without first harvesting the grapes. Then I think you stomp on them or something, take some time for your smells like feet wine to ferment, and then finally drink the success of your labors. Whatever your occupation, marketing used to be buying lead lists. Then came along direct mail and people were waayyy into the buzz word called email marketing. Now with just a tad bit of ingenuity used, you can cultivate your own lead lists with zero dollars leaving your pocket. Sure, time is valuable. Even more so, it's an investment risk that at least I'm willing to take.

A few tips:

1- Don't just start an account and then ignore it only to wonder why you're not drinking the merlot yet. You've heard me say it once and I'll say it again. I lose followers when they see me take small breaks for a period of time.

2- Make some friendly alliances with people who play well with others. They're not only like-minded individuals and friends. They also give you access to their followers and ultimately increase your amount of impressions you're putting into George Bush's Internets.

3- What will make you effective at social media? Dumb luck. I don't have the exact answer. If I did, I'd be doing it. Interesting topics, wittiness or humor helps increase people sharing you. Also, hashtags give you a better percentage. If you're partaking in Snoozefest 2013, then by all means bore people to death. However, if you want to be the next performer in the lineup at the YouTube Awards, you've got to talk about what's popular. Ignoring the Gen X & Gen Y demographic es no mas bueno. They're your next customers. Line them up, baby! Even if you don't want to twerk alongside them...

Enjoy your day! 
Happy Friday, #FF style!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Secret: White Sands Hair Care


Jenna Dewan Tatum outside
Live With Kelly & Michael
CocoPerez

White Sands Hair Care is the secret behind many hot in Hollywood looks right now.

Jenna Dewan Tatum, photographed to the left, is seen outside Live With Kelly & Michael on Oct. 24th. She looks stunning right after having a baby and her hair is so shiny. Surely people got around to interviewing her hairstylist Ryan Trygstad. Now the entire woman population has to thank White Sands Hair Care for their ingenious Orchids Oil!

White Sands Orchids Oil, $25
Get it here.

UnderCover Styling Spray, $21
Get it here.


Kristin Chenoweth is even using White Sands in her new pixie cut. Jonathan, her super stylist, divulges that he blow dries her hair with the Undercover Styling Spray.

Click here for more celebs chopping their locks off.






This hair look is frozen in space! How cool!
Photo: White Sands

For me personally, I fell in love with White Sands quite a few years back when all the models at this hair show had really long hair and guess what?! It was sticking straight up! It was the most amazing thing I'd ever seen and instantly knew this company would be here for the long haul.







White Sands Liquid Texture Spray, $19
Get it here.
I recently used the Liquid Texture Firm Hold Spray for a Beetlejuice crazy hair look for Halloween and it totally rocked! Now Mister Ed keeps asking me to shape his mane into a mohawk and I'm all like, "Let's do this thang!"

Textastrophe

Bwa ha ha! 
A friend of mine on Facebook posted this link and now I'm laughing so hard. Which becomes minorly embarrassing when there's no one else in the room with you ;o) Thanks, friend. It's just me and my computer against the world, kinda' like Tupac or some other real hard core gangster stuff.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

New Video Premieres


Pour it up, pour it up on the girliness! Are you feeling the vibe? However, Kanye is almost taking home the estrogenic trophy this week. The galloping horses are awesome, but really should of turned into unicorns by the end of the Bound 2 video. Unicorns make everything better. Like Duh. I mean, everyone deserves to find love. Don't get me wrong. Deep down, I think most people are good in nature and just want to feel understood. We are all human, unless of course you're a zombie trying to make your way into Rihanna's new music video.

But, what is up with people proclaiming their love to the world? And why is the video vibrating back and forth? Unless you're trying to make it look like sexy time. We totes get it. You're a couple and things go down in your bedroom. Personally, all the jittery-ness makes me feel like I'm sitting shot gun and you're indeed a terrible driver. Quick. Pull over. At least with Rihanna's zombie apocalyptic feel, it's suspenseful and stuff. I feel like I need to call Brad Pitt and get her an antidote, like yesterday. While we're conversing, I'm going to ask him if he has an extra camera tripod laying around that the Bound 2 video can borrow. And then I'll go back to jamming out on girly relationship nostalgia. AAAAHHHHLLLRIGHTYTHENNN!


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Cover Girl Catching Fire Makeup Looks

Rep your district, y'all...

SALTY Holiday Looks

SALTY Cosmetics, get it here.

Take a look at some SALTY Cosmetics! I just love when SALTY posts eyeball and lip pics. Her artistry is always gorgeous. 

Anyway,
These looks are perfect to recreate this holiday season. Can you believe they're all mineral?! Without the bismuth, talc, paraben & other preservative nonsense?

With SALTY's Lickerous Lip Collection, you can obtain anywhere from a slight tint on the lips all the way to full on, in your face pigment, and all with the same product! They're also perfect for traveling since they remain in an almost solid state, like a lipstick. But, boy, do they gloss as well. Don't even get me started on the healthy dose of vitamins & moisturizers it contains. Another added benefit is that you'll never find SALTY on the "lipsticks that contain lead" list. Amen to that. Scented with black cherry butter cream, the smell brings me back to the days when my Grandpa would take me to the ice cream shop for their black cherry ice cream. Yum, yum, yum. Good times. Anyway, don't judge me. Once you try these on your lippers as well, you'll become all nostalgic inside and stuff, too.

Below are some of the colors featured from above:


Copper Mines Eyeshadow, $8.97

For the gold look:
Lid- I Found A Golden Ticket
Outer Corner- Caramelly Delights
Crease- Copper Mines
Brow Bone & Inner Corner- Vita's Pink

SALTY is also quite the hoot on Facebook. We highly admire her shoe obsession & sense of humor. If you want to follow an awesomely girly page, then click here

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Angelina Jolie in Maleficent

Disney's Maleficent, Premiering in 2014

Oh, Mama Mia! 

I don't know about you, but I've been dying inside with anticipation ever since I found out Disney cast Angelina Jolie as Maleficent. 

So, naturally since Disney released this awesome sauce right here, they've just sped up my dying process. Thanks, Maleficent. I looked in the mirror & clearly you've cast a spell on me, too. Take one look at my mug and you'll realize I'm dying more and more each day. You're depleting my collagen stash slowly yet painfully. Give me back my collagen in my cheeks. My eyes need a lift and you've got to be joking me right now with this sun damage, hyperpigmentation & fine lines. Oh, well. At least I can say I got to watch Angelina Jolie as Maleficent before I go.

Amen to that. Holler. Woot. Woot.

Or, maybe I should just ask Maleficent what concoction she uses for totally gorgeous beauty. Place my order. I'll take one of whatever skin care she uses, please...



Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween to the best readers in the world! Bwa ha ha!
- my evil witchy laugh



And let's not forget to annoy your neighbors like this >>>
No mask needed!


Annoy them too much & you could end up here >>>


Alternatively, your neighbors just might fall in love with you & you'd end up here >>>


Or, have your dogs do your dirty work for you. Hey, it's one way to deal with evil neighbors >>>


Finally, scare your kids with these troubling tales from your past >>>

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

I've reached that age

I am old. As well as falling apart. 
I looked in the mirror this morning & realized that I am losing the collagen in my cheeks! Time to start the retinols again. So, I had a huge laugh when I saw this baby right here...
I Panic
True that. True that.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Kandee Johnson's Halloween Playlist

Do you need costume makeup help? 
Have no fear. Kandee is here!


Enjoy.

Tatum Tuesday, Halloween Style

This Halloween...
Make your own keep calms here.
I <3 guys who sparkle
Channing Tatum in Entertainment Weekly
Photo by Gavin Bond via UnwrappedPhotos
Okay now. Obviously I love the movie Twilight & have zero problems with anyone associated with this movie. Typically I'll watch it & then become all "woe is me" because this type of love is just so unrealistic. Man lovers, please stop comparing your men to Edward. I mean, continue glittering yourself up by all means. But Bella's mom is soooo right when she says their love is just so intense. Could you even imagine in real life Edward speeding up to you in a car so fast, like all the time, stalker style? This relationship would also have to endure some really boring dinner dates. What do you mean you're not going to friggin' eat? Are you calling me fat as I order & eat this salad since you're eyeing me down like a hawk? Honestly, I want a steak. That's it. I'm becoming anorexic since you're also probably counting my chews since you're not friggin' eating. Sorry to go off on tangents, but I've got bacon & steak on the brain. Did I mention I'm going as a carnivore for Halloween?! No costume needed. Just the entire supply of McDonald's drive thru bacon for 99 cents. Who else thinks this clever drive thru idea is ahhh-mazing? It's the best idea since the invention of the wheel. But that's neither here nor there. Back on point. I've honestly seen the movie Twilight hundreds of times, yet have never once noticed any of this due to R Patz totes gorgey-ness:



Lols! Now, in honor of #TatumTuesday, take a gander in this below direction. Enjoy! And just for the record, CT is the king of all twerkers. Word. Sham wow. And awesome sauce.


Monday, October 28, 2013

Motivational Mondays


Need more Monday motivation with 
your pumpkin spice latte?

Oprah has a free dream / visualization board you can make online. It's fairly addictive, so beware when clicking here. You can not only add your favorite pics, but also browse through pics. You can even add text, like bullet points or quotes. Make one for your business plans, vacation plans, dream bedroom, life goals or whatever else you can possibly dream up. Then when done, let's start trying to make these dreams of yours a reality.

Rock on.

Happy Birthday, Edith Head!

For those of you who looked at google.com this morning, you shall see Google Doodle celebrating the seriously iconic costume designer's birth! If she were still with us, she would be 116 years young today. Any who, did you know the character Edna Mode from Disney The Incredibles movie was modeled from her likeness? How cool is that, dahhling?!


Any who, Ms. Head won over eight Academy Awards. That's more than any other woman, Wikipedia quotes.

MotherhoodUnadorned
So, it only makes sense that her client list includes: 

Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis, Shirley MacLaine, Barabara Stanwyck, Natalie Wood & Anne Baxter. 

How amazing would it of been to met and personally designed these actresses?!



Below are some of my favorite Edith quotes: 


What a costume designer does is a cross between magic and camouflage. We create the illusion of changing the actors into what they are not. We ask the public to believe that every time they see a performer on the screen he's become a different person.


I'm going to take it home and design a dress for it.  
- on winning her fifth Oscar in 1954


You can lead a horse to water and you can even make it drink, but you can't make actresses wear what they don't want to wear.


I have yet to see one completely unspoiled star, except for Lassie.

Enjoy your day, loves. 
Be inspired, without capes on, of course!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Limited Edition Makeup News

Cinematic Lipstick by NARS in "Full Frontal"- $26
Get it here.

Ooh, do I need this color for the holidays! 

Get your holiday glam on with NARS Guy Bourdin Holiday Collection limited edition loveliness.

There are five to-die-for shades for Holiday 2013. Snag them up ASAP.




Furthermore, watch some NARS exclusive 
makeup tutorials here.  Inspiration awaits!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Halloween Sales To Know About

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens has a coupon code for $39 off by using code "Facebook2013" when purchasing tickets online.

Click here for $39 off!

Go on, my dearies. You know you want to secretly walk into that eery room through the above door, even though from what I can tell is currently on fire...

Bwa ha ha!
(- my witchy laugh)

Click here to get your discount on.
TimeToSpa is also having a specially spooktacular 25% off discount. Score! Virtual spa goodies, that is.

Violent Eyes in "Union Jack", 4 pk, $9.99
Get it here.


Austin Powers is also in the hiz-ouse. He's telling you to get only the best eye and lip tattoos in the world. He's also begging you to get the Union Jack design. Yeah, baby, yeah! When wearing these to parties be sure to talk like Ms. Britney Spears, Governor. What?! It's catchy...


Violent Lips "The Leopard", 3 pk, $9.99
Get it here.

Violent Lips current promotion is 20% off by using code "HW2013" at checkout. Shop them here.


Want to win $150 in makeup from 2nd Love Cosmetics?!


Click here for info.





Print store coupon here.
Moving on...
Ulta Beauty has $3.50 off a minimum $10 purchase.

Trick or treat? A treat indeed.

Shop more Halloween sales here.
Coupons.com has some browse-worthy Halloween coupons & discount codes for places like:



Party City, Spirit Halloween, Target, Disney Store, Babies R Us, Walgreens, Kmart, Walmart, Petco, Hot Topic, Justice & Urban Outfitters.

Those shoes are hot!

Enjoy your hump day and Halloween. All at once. Can I get a hump bump, peoples?!

It's a fist bump, but only for camels. I know. I'm nerdy, Governor...
I almost forgot!

American Horror Story Coven is on tonight! Tune in to FX at 10pm. Now what do you call fist bumps of the witchy kind? Well, I have no idea. Kinda' why I was askin'...


Monday, October 21, 2013

Minty Motivational Mondays

Believe-ToAchieve


I stand here waiting for you to wake me up this Monday with some motivation. With what, you ask?! Mint, of course.

Also let it be known that Gaga's audio for "Do What You Want" dropped today as well as Justin Bieber's "Hold Tight" audio. Currently, Justin is promoting the hashtag #MusicMonday & will be releasing a new single for 10 weeks in a row leading up to his "Believe" Tour filmed documentary. Currently we're on week 2 or 3. "Do What You Want" is eloquently titled since Gaga paired up with R. Kelly on this collaboration. We all know that R. Kelly does what he wants with teen girls and yellow colored bodily liquids. ;o) Sorry, couldn't help myself. Wait! I know. Maybe R. Kels can borrow Justin's mop bucket instead. Sorry, couldn't help myself again, y'all. If there are two guys in the universe that I can't look at the same since such captivating news broke, it would totally have to be him and Bill Clinton. No more polka dot dresses, por favor. Can I get a Beep, Beep?! Holler. 

Tarte's Pure Delights LipSurgence Set, $34
Get it here.

Ummm, yeah....

Switching topics, invigorate your lips with some peppermint oil & Vitamin C. As you look to your left, you'll notice an 8-pc. awesome limited edition holiday set from Tarte. Your lips needed to not only smell great, but look great as well... like yesterday.

Four LipSurgences are matte & the other four in the set are a little more glossy. One can practically try out the entire stinking line of LipSurgences by purchasing this set. Did we mention that they're tiny enough to tuck in your pocket?! Pick them up soon as these no-need-for-sharpening wonders will be gone probably even before Black Friday.

L'Anza Mint Revitalizer Conditioner, $12
Get it here.



Moving on...

If you've never tried L'Anza Healing Haircare's Mint Revitalizer Conditioner, whoa buddy! It's a daily conditioner that wakes me up about as much as my hazelnut coffee does. It's infused with peppermint & tea tree oil. Personally I leave it on while washing my face, body or whatever. Finally, when I do rinse it off it's like someone gave me a bottle of Herbal Essence shampoo or conditioner in an airplane bathroom. Furthermore, go ahead & cue in O Face guy from Office Space the movie.

This conditioner also contains keratin bond system 2 (KB2) to heal each strand from root to tip. It's extremely weightless & has a pH of 5.5, which is also awesome sauce. I had heard that it got discontinued, but am not 100% sure of this fact. It is still available online & at some Ulta Beauty stores for sure.

Philosophy "Peppermint Stick 3-in-1, $16.50
Read more here.
What else do I love?

Philosophy Peppermint Bath & Body stuff! Some holiday sets of theirs are dubbed "Candy Cane", but this year we're 90% certain they'll be called "Peppermint Stick".

Any who, the point is that they're all refreshing and even my kiddos love them to death. If and when this set hits the bathtub in my house, the kids are trying to take baths like three times a day. For real.

Check your fave Philosophy counter around Black Friday time. Philosophy has zero info up on their site about it yet.

Deep Clean Cream Cleanser, $4.99
Get it here.




Two more faves come to mind if you need to immerse yourself further in minty goodness.

Neutrogena's Deep Clean Cream Cleanser is highly notable right up there with Clean & Clear's Dual Action Moisturizer for the face. Both also contain salicylic acid to help refine pores and treat existing blemishes. They're both also oil-free. Sham wow!


Clean & Clear's Dual Action Moisturizer, 2 / $10
On sale now at Walgreens. Stock up!




Both are available at pretty much any drug store known to man. Homo sapiens unite!












QuotesLoveandLife

"The tallest oak in the forest was once just a little nut that held its ground. On the odd day that it felt uninspired to grow, it totally used minty stuff in the shower."   ~J.~

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Fun Halloween Makeup Face Charts

Are you feeling a tad bit uninspired this Halloween? Well, you won't after you take one gander at these amazing face charts from 2nd Love Cosmetics! They're sooo hot right now...




Let's talk for a hot second about this matte blush palette which consists of 10 amazing to-die-for blush colors. We will be using several colors from it this weekend for the costume parties we're attending.  That bright pink is hot and the red blush is really hard to find! The pictures are nothing compared to the real life pigment it rocks. It is quite lovely. We'll also be using it on clients who have some swaggy shindigs to attend. Should we have some good reception, we shall tweet the loveliness that takes place!

Matte Blush Palette, $11.99
Get it here.

Glow Gloss, $3.99 each
Get it here.
Another really cool product 2nd Love Cosmetics makes is Glow-in-the-Dark Lip Gloss!

Go on... don't be scurrred & confused to look awesome. You'll love it. We promise. Don't even get me started on its "doesn't hurt my wallet" price point. 2nd Love also ships for free any purchases over $25. Sham wow! More awesome sauce, please...

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Zombie Makeup Obsessions




Fireman Saves Kitten


This right here just makes my heart feel super happy, Kai Lan! How this fireman even found this little miracle kitten is awesome sauce! God bless all those who risk their lives to not only save us, but also the pets that love us unconditionally. Animals rock.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Questions I Ask Myself


1- Why do you put YouTube videos on your posts?
For obvious jamming out reasons. My posts are so cool they have their own theme songs. Duh. Plus, since I haven't organized or pimped out my playlists on YouTube yet, I can simply look at my site.

2- What's in your shower that you can't live without?
Boots Botanics Microderm Scrub, $12.99
Get it here.
Boots Botanicals Microdermabrasion Polish Age Defense is gritty awesome sauce.

MAC Cosmetics used to make one. Then they discontinued it and life as I knew it was over until I found this scrub. I use it in the mornings about 2-3 times / week. You can get it at Target stores in person like me, or online as well. Use it in the mornings so your foundation will look smooth, possibly without the need for use of a primer. Why exfoliate? Dead skin harbors bacteria, which creates pimples and blemishes. Using circular motions meanwhile avoiding the upper eye area, scrub it in for about two minutes. Then, Voila! Smooth awesome sauce. For right around $12.99!


3- How do you juggle writing from home, cleaning the house, doing makeup, being a mom & an amazing wife?
KrazyMomma

Okay, fine. I put the amazing wife part in there. Obviously I wrote these questions! Bwa ha ha! (That's my witchy vampire laugh.) To answer your question, I don't. In fact, I think I suck at it. I ain't scurred or confused to admit this. I need more money, another car, an actual house to call our own, a maid, a full time laundry folder and even more money so I can build up my blogs to make my business dreams come true. I'd take over the world if I could, but I can't at this current juncture in my life. Hubs and I are so stressed out trying to make our simple ends meet with our family of four. For some reason, God hasn't given me a full time job offer lately and all I can think is that this economy stinks. Right now I'm trying to work around my hubs full time hours. Maybe I'm supposed to be doing what God wants me to, which is blogging. Who knows. All I know is I'm not going to sit still waiting for the big money job offers to roll in. Daycare is expensive & something that must be factored in when accepting a full time position. Don't even get me started on car payments, gas & lunch expenses. Sometimes you have to make your own dreams a reality. So, I'm up in here trying to show the world that: Yes, you can create your own job as well as eventually make money at it. Makeup's my love and part-time jobberson. If I can help women become more confident in themselves as well as in their beauty routines on a mass scale, then I will be happy doing so. Now... poo on the haters, Mister Ed. Fling some maneur at them with your horse hooves. Finally, bayonet them. Like Pinky and the Brain, eventually I will show the world as well as teach them how I became successful with just a will and a way, with zero dollars in my pocket. Cue in the people who want to gift me a video camera. I'm fairly comfortable enough blogging now & YouTube is my next pet project. Sham wow! More awesome sauce, please...

4- What's your secret?
Watching and reading The Secret over and over again. Optimists unite. The world sucks enough with negative energy, demotivating us at every corner we turn. I'm on the good vibe road.

5- Does anyone in your life understand what you do on the daily?
Blog Print Art 11x14, $21
Get it here.
I think not. Most probably think that my blogging adventures are a hobby instead of a lucrative job choice in the future. However, you've got to put the time in. It's an investment. You can't run a mile without taking the first step, yo. The world needs to understand the power of a blogger from a marketing & advertising perspective. Businesses dream of being in front of your peoples. In this economy, businesses had to cut waaayyyy back on their marketing expenses. What bloggers provide is a warm lead list, so to speak, of which these businesses didn't have to market to in the first place. Bloggers not only promote businesses, but also create digital content. Trust me when I tell you that 90% of businesses don't even know how to market themselves. I used to be in B2B. Furthermore, if you see them opening up full time positions in this economy for their own in-house associate, holler at this sister right hurrr! Any who, I am basically becoming my own advertising power house & in the future you'll see me monetizing my blog, complete with ad space. And whistles. And bayonets.

There are waaayyyy worse things I could be doing with my time...
Luv,
~J.~

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