Jenmarie is a bubbly and petite thirty-year-old who loves to laugh and always thinks shopping is a good idea. She has been happily married for seven years to the man of her dreams and loves all things Star Wars & Disney. You've stumbled upon her blog of fashion, beauty and lifestyle where she shares her outfits, reviews, beauty tips, favorite things, and inspirational pick-me-ups. Have a look around and send her a note if you wish!
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Tuesday, December 06, 2016
The wonderful thing about Beauty Box 5 is discovering new makeup brands, especially those that make an effort to make better products for our skin and that are 100% Cruelty Free. Peony Cosmetics is one of those brands. This Hypoallergenic and Fragrance Free Eyeshadow Trio is Cruelty Free, has no Parabens, Phthalates, or Mineral Oils, and is almost all natural with Kaolin Clay to help absorb excess oil. So basically, if you apply primer to your lids and then use these shadow, you can kick your oily lid problem in the butt!
The packaging on all their products is very eye-catching and feminine, and the shadow itself is highly pigmented and easy to blend. I was able to create a really soft and natural look as you can see above and blended until I could blend no more. However, since it is so pigmented and buildable, you can also create quite a statement look with these shades! I also love how compact this full-sized product is. It makes it great to throw in your makeup bag and bring along with you for any needed touch ups or on a vacation.
This was just one of the full-sized products I received in my box this month. Interested in getting deluxe beauty samples sent to your door every month too? Click here to find out more!
Have you entered my Anastasia Beverly Hills Giveaway yet!?
Disclosure: The Peony Eyeshadow was sent to me by Beauty Box 5. All opinions are 100% my own.
Saturday, December 03, 2016
'Tis the season of giving! So, as a little Christmas present from myself to you, I am giving away two products from Anastasia Beverly Hills! The first product is the Brow Definer in Dark Brown. This is one of my make-up grails that I honestly can't imagine living without. I quite literally use it every single day. I'm able to use Medium Brown, Dark Brown and Ebony with the last one being the darkest so I figured the one that falls in between would be the best shade to giveaway. The second product is the Liquid Lipstick (dries matte) in the shade Lovely which is a very muted mauve color but it could vary depending on your natural lip color.
To enter this giveaway, just follow the directions using the Rafflecopter widget below. Please Note: This Giveaway is for those who have a U.S. address only. It will end on December 10th and the winner will be notified via email.
Saturday, November 12, 2016
The last time I showed you the contents of my makeup bag was three years ago, so I thought it was about time I did an updated one! I've been using this Star Wars makeup bag since the beginning of the year after my friend gifted it to me for my Birthday. I love the chubified characters and the bright colors. This bag and other items with the same print can be found on the Disney Store Japan website in case you're interested.
I do my best to make sure my bag is never full to the top with items, otherwise it makes it difficult to find what I need and it makes my handbag heavier. I find one of the best ways to do this is to put away lipsticks or any other items you used for the day and won't be wearing the next.
Let's dig in, shall we?
The Maybelline Fit Me Powder is one of my favorites because it's matte, works great for normal to oily skin, and lasts all day. The powder compartment lifts up to reveal a mirror and applicator underneath which is one of the most brilliant powder compacts designs in my opinion. I use shade 100 - Translucent because I'm as fair as can be. The Fit Me Concealer provides great coverage though I do favor NYX's HD Concealer over this one. I am currently using shade 15 - Fair. The last Maybelline product in my bag is the most recent lipstick I wore, shade 160 - Fifth Ave. Fuchsia which seems to be no longer available to purchase.
As for the rest of my lip products...
I tend to keep a lip gloss in my bag at all times just in case I feel like changing things up. This one by Stila is a Silk Shimmer Luxe Gloss called Kitten. It's a dreamy shade! If you want to keep your lips smooth I'd recommend the EOS Organic Lip Balms (this pink one is called Strawberry Sorbet but my absolute favorite is Sweet Mint) and the 100% natural Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm. Lastly, I have Rimmel's Moisture Renew Transparent Lip Liner handy for whenever I'm wearing a bright or bold lip. I'd highly recommend it!
The Anastasia Brow Definer is one of my makeup grails, so this little guy goes wherever I go. I use shade Medium Brown. You can read more of my thoughts on this product here. The Essence Waterproof Eyeliner Pen is another favorite product of mine. It's just a few dollars and lasts all day! I also wrote about this product which you can read here.
On to the miscellaneous items...
Whenever I get sample products like hairspray, I find that I'll actually use them the most if they're in my bag. This one by Pantene Pro-V isn't my preferred option but it does a good touch-up job and has an amazing scent! Tweezers are always important because you just never know what you might find in natural light versus artificial light. I also never go anywhere without Oil Blotting Paper. I'd rather soak it up than pack more product on my face to conceal it. You know what I'm saying? Of course bobby pins can often be life savers as well as a hair tie. And since I'm prone to accidents, a Star Wars Band Aid is quite necessary.
Obviously I carry personal products with me but didn't feel like photographing those. And yes, I do have hand lotion but I keep that in a separate pocket in my handbag. So now that you've seen what's in my makeup bag, what's in yours? Do you carry around any items that I don't?
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Perennial Relations.
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
(My apologies for the mobile photos. My camera had previously died and this was my only option at the time!)
With the cooler weather comes darker colors in fashion and in beauty, and I'm all about a bold and dark lip. In last month's Beauty Box 5 box, a moisturizing lipstick from the cruelty-free brand Real Her was included and I am in love with the red shade! I have several different red lip colors and enjoy having various options to choose from based on how I'm feeling. It's great because the packaging is monochromatic and square which makes it easy to find among the rest of the reds I own. I also found it easy to apply and it lasts a long time too! Take a minute to visit their website and check out all the different shades they provide. Oh, and as with any bold or bright lip color, be sure to use a lip pencil (I prefer this one) so the color doesn't bleed.
I always like to make my eye make-up stand out but I tend to go the extra mile when wearing a darker lip color. My trick is lining my waterline with a nude pencil. White also works but sometimes I think it can look a bit harsh or too "babydoll". The nude color creates a much softer and natural look. I used the paraben-free Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil by Chella which was also included in my box! It can be used for the inner corners of your eyes and for accentuating your cupid's bow as well. It's amazing how a little highlighting can make your face glow!
These were just two of the full-sized products I received in my box last month. Interested in getting deluxe beauty samples sent to your door every month too? Click here to find out more!
Disclosure: The products mentioned above were sent to me by Beauty Box 5. All opinions are 100% my own.
Saturday, October 22, 2016
My little brother got married to his Princess last weekend, and yes, they actually rode in a carriage. It was extraordinary! They put together a subtle Cinderella theme with a vintage touch and were sure to capture the beauty of that aspect in their invitations (as seen above). I personally feel that the invitations to the most important day of your life should either represent the overall theme or compliment it accordingly that way everything coordinates together beautifully. Invites, after all, are a rather important part of wedding planning!
Basic Invite is the perfect place (and quite user-friendly if I might add) for not only creating wedding invitations but also birth announcements, Christmas cards, and more! Their products are instantly pre-viewable so you can be sure you're getting exactly what you want after choosing from thousands of different themes and layouts, over 160 color combinations, and over 100 fonts! Oh, and if you happen to be Photoshop savvy, you even have the option of uploading your own design and they'll take care of the rest! Simple, right? Their prices are quite reasonable too, starting at under $1.00 per invite, card, or what have you. As an added bonus, most card orders come with free peel and seal envelopes as well.
Still unsure if Basic Invite is for you? You can create a customized sample which will be sent directly to you for a small fee. This packet will also include samples of each of their various cardstocks and swatches of all their color choices. Lastly, they provide a Love It Guarantee which is just what the groom and bride need during their exciting but busy adventures leading up to the wedding.
If you or someone you know is getting married, let them know about Basic Invite and be sure to keep them in mind for future special dates ahead!
Disclaimer: This post was a collaboration with BasicInvite.com. All opinions are 100% my own.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Everyone knows the experience of feeling like your head weighs a thousand pounds with a large full body towel wrapped tightly around your wet hair. Thankfully, I don't have to deal with weight, balancing, or having to re-wrap anymore because the makers of the Happy Hands Gloves and the Happy Face Cloth have created the Happy Hair Turban! Like their other products, the Happy Hair Turban is eco friendly and machine washable! It's super light weight, making it comfortable to wear, and it soaks up more water from your hair better than the average towel does. Plus, it's super easy to use and has a small elastic loop to bring the end of the turban forward after twisting it around your hair to hold in place! I just love it!
The Happy Hair Turban was sent to subscribers of the Beauty Box 5 box in September's box and will soon be available to purchase for $18! Be sure to follow the Shop Happy Products Facebook and website for updates and to shop their other products! I reviewed their Happy Face Makeup Cleansing cloth last October if you're interested in hearing more about it!
What sort of towel do you use to soak up the excess water from your hair?
Disclosure: The Happy Hair Turban was sent to me by Beauty Box 5. All opinions are 100% my own.
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