anti-valentines? i gotchu!

no worries, i have a a girly girl valentine’s outfit in the works too.
i just couldn’t help but post an outfit in this shirt though…i love it!!!! and it’s perfect for those who aren’t too fond of the mushy gushy holiday.
i first saw this on my local nordy’s instagram {speaking of, you should follow me, my most recent ig posts are on my sidebar widget. 🙂 } and i had to have it! i am such a sucker for pizza… spicy italian sausage with jalepeños please…make that a large while you’re at it! so seriously, this shirt is perfect for me. this is a small…so it definitely runs big. pair it with some boyfriends, a riding jacket and some sandals and you have the perfect anti-valentines, casual {but still girly} outfit.

&& and i want to apologize for my awful choice of a backdrop buttttt if you live in the pnw then you are fully aware that the weather is complete poop. and if you don’t live in the pnw, well, now you know. so, there is no way i can do a shoot outside. plus isn’t it about the outfit anyway???

pizza 7 pizza 5 pizza 2 pizza 9 pizza 8 pizza 3 pizza 4 pizza 6
{can you tell i’m right handed and have no idea how to flex?}
{this is also my “if i were single i’d be rocking the shit out this shirt and my new guns” pose. in case you were wondering.}

pizza tank // {here} it’s sold out online but hurry to your closest nordstrom i’m sure they still have some!
paige jimmy jimmy boyfriend skinny // anthro is sold out, but nordstrom still has them {here}
jessica simpson sandals // similar {here}
leather rider jacket // similar {here}
kendra scott alexandra earrings // {here}
michael kors watch // {here}
mac lips // color rebel {here} liner vino {here}

i have quite a few outfits planned for this week so keep a watchful eye!
it’s going to be a jam-packed one! fun fun fun!

always,
-jess

my favorite things

hi prettys. welcome back! is it just me or is this week creeeeeeeping by? where’s my friday?! any who, lets get to nitty-gritty.

{fik-shun- world of dance las vegas}
{via youtube}
this just popped up on my facebook feed a few days ago and i can’t stop watching it! i love love dance…so you think you can dance is my guilty pleasure.

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{voluspa candles}
cale actually showed me these… his ex-girlfriend must have shown him because we could only find them in anthropologiei know he doesn’t frequent anthropologie so this must be the case haha. but now these bad boys are popping up everywhere and i love it! nordstrom now carries them, i linked the general search for them {here}. they may have always carried them but it’s news to me so i’m sure it’ll be news to someone else too! my favorite is french bourbon vanille {pictured} it smells soooooo good!

Anastasia Beverly Hills - Contour Kit
{anastasia beverly hills contour kit}
alright, alright i gave in to all the hype about this and got myself this contour kit. and i love it! the banana highlighting powder is great if you have yellow undertones like i do and the darker contour colors go on so smooth! i use a combination of both the bottom left and middle. i’m not talented enough to use the really dark one yet. hehe i would absolutely recommend this product and it’s only $40 at sephora {linked}…steal!!

that’s all for this week, folks.
until next time!

always,
-jess

last minute stocking stuffers!

need a couple stocking stuffer ideas for him & her? here are just a few of my favorites!

for her

Barre So Hard Limited Edition Tank1} pop physique barre so hard tank  – holy moly. if you or your friend/wife/sister/mother/whatever is a pure barre enthusiast like myself then this is a must! if you hurry you can get free shipping!!

2} arthur george by r. kardashian nordy girl socks @ nordstrom – i’m not one to usually support the kardashians but i love cute socks that i can wear around the house [i have the worst blood circulation that any human could possibly have, thanks mom] plus these are only $15! steal!!

3} tory burch eau de parfum roller ball – this is one of my all time favorite perfumes! it’s not too strong but still gives you that fresh, girly feeling. the rollerball is super sleek and easy to throw in a purse or clutch not to mention only $25 at nordstrom!
for him
Bill Fold 3D Box, Silver

1} stewart stand stainless steel wallet – yep you read that right, a stainless steel wallet y’all! cale lives by this thing. i got him his second one last year for christmas after his previous one got a little worn after uhmm…4 years! they seriously can handle whatever a man throws at it.

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2} assorted candy – i mean…men are not hard to please and my fiance is always pumped when i bring candy home. [especially reese’s] and by putting it in their stocking means it’s off limits to the kiddos. yay!! no one has to hide in the closet anymore to eat candy!
3} lego architecturethis may be a miss with some of y’all’s men but if they are techy/engineer nerd like mine is then this will be a hit! cale has all of the architecture sets so i can no longer resort to this [hmph] but it was a great stuffer when i could! just because ‘lego’ is more associated with children rather than adults, don’t be fooled by the difficulty in building these. the leaning tower of pisa was a pain in the rear!
hope these made your last minute shopping a little easier!
Happy Holidays!
always
-jess

 

total makeup tuesday

this will probably be my only post about makeup products as i seldom change what i use. i had originally posted this on my personal instagram a couple weeks back but it got too wordy and i didn’t want to blow up my friends feed with this long drawn out caption [aren’t those so annoying?] so i decided to wait until i got the blog up & runnin. so here we are.

i don’t always do a full face but when i do i like to have the best products on me since i am so acne prone. 😦 mehhh.

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1} kat von d lock-it foundation – you can find it in sephora here. *disclaimer: this is a FULL COVERAGE foundation so it is quite thick. i apply mine with the beauty blender that i run under some water before applying. you can also find this at sephora here.

2} sonia kashuk hidden agenda concealer palette i have only been able to find this bad boy at target here. if you have seen this anywhere else please let me know! this is my favorite concealer, it hides all of those pesky little blemishes without looking to cakey.

3} smashbox bronze lights – i use this as my contour. i don’t contour kim k. style but i contour enough to give my chipmunk cheeks some definition. you can find this at sephora here.

4} maybelline fit me blush – i use medium mauve. i don’t like a real pinky cheek so this color is perfect. who says a cheap drugstore product isn’t good? not me!! i usually get mine from target here.

5} mac lipstick – okay y’all i am obsessed with the taupe color! i love love love it! it’s really hit or miss when you shop the mac store in nordys so it’s better to just order it online here.

6} yves saint laurent volume effet faux cils shocking – whew that’s a long one! but don’t let its long name sway you… it’s amazing. it turns my non-existent baby lashes into va-va-voom lashes! well worth the money. i also got this at nordstrom. find yours here.

7} anastasia brow powder duo – i am not a fan of using a pencil to “draw” on your eyebrows. mainly because it allows so much room for error… it’s not the 90’s anymore ladies. let’s get out of that chola look please. i already have pretty dark eyebrows but sometimes i need a little oomf and this is my go-to. you can get it in sephora or shop online here.

8} sephora collection long lasting kohl pencilwhen i’m really trying to obtain that dramatic cat eye look i’ll use this guy. i don’t use eyeliner much so i don’t really need to splurge on a crazy expensive one. you can get it here.

9} mac pro longwear lip liner well i have this in all of my lip colors even if they aren’t from mac. this stuff doesn’t bleed and keeps my lipstick in place! i love it! i got mine from nordstrom here.

10} urban decay naked basics – i have the other two palettes from urban but i really only use this one. it makes the best neutral smokey eye, which is great for the workplace. i got mine at ulta, get yours here.

alrighty folks, that about sums it up for what i use to make my face prettiful. i highly recommend all of these products! i have very embarrassing acne prone skin, and these aren’t irritating or harsh like some others. leave me a comment if you have any questions/concerns about any of these products!

always

-jess