Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Humidifiers: A (sometimes) necessary product with great benefit

Humidifiers are ever present for those who have allergies or suffer from constant nosebleeds.  Many people that use humidifiers know that they are noisy, clunky, grey and just...not visually appealing lol!
Cute humidifiers! ITS ABOUT TIME!

An example of a classic humidifier

Although humidifiers are noisy, clunky and just ugly to look at, they can help with more than alleviating sinuses. Behind the jump are some ways they can help the hair, skin and general housekeeping.

A newbie's guide to skin care: The basics

One thing that I've always struggled with is skin care. I know there's a science behind skin care, but then again, science was never my best subject either!

As a teenager, I had a lot of pimples and acne as I turned 13-14 which then immediately stopped as soon as I turned 15. In that time, I've tried a whole multitude of products. Now I've come to the point where I can simplify which products I need and which I don't and protect my skin from aging and wrinkles (a.k.a not depend on "black don't crack")

Friday, May 27, 2011

Make-up: Products that I LOVE!

So I have quite a bit of make-up. I wouldn't say I have a whole department store in my traincase, but I have enough that I have quite a few options. Within those options, there are products that I can always rely on-shadows that can go from night-to-day, brushed I can use to apply any kind of eye product, foundation that looks flawless etc, etc.

So here are my five favorite products that I would use all the time if I had no option (at the moment)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Food post: Cheesecake

If there's one dessert that will always have a place in my heart, it is cheesecake.

I love all kinds of cheesecakes: oreo, strawberry, pineapple...as long as it doesn't have peanuts in it, I LOVE IT!

Since my mother's birthday is coming up tomorrow as I write this, I thought it would be a great idea to make a cake for her birthday since isn't really a fan traditional birthday cakes (she doesn't like cakes with too much icing). Thanks to this website, I learned how to make a strawberry lemon cheesecake and I got it to her exact swetness/tartness preference before I baked it. After all the prep, mixing, baking and waiting, here are the pictures of how it turned out (behind the jump)

True Life: Product Junky-ism

So yesterday, my mother and I were hanging around at Target (NOT TAR-JAY!) and for me, I must always go through the hair products and the beauty aisle. Usually, I don't buy anything-I get the scent of a few products, see if there's any accessories that I could use for updos, and then I leave.

This time, I was looking around and she decides to pick up a few products. Here's how the conversation went:

Mom: Want this one?
Me: Ehhh no, I don't really like the ingredients with this one
Mom: How about this one?
Me: I've heard about it, but I haven't really done my homework on it. You can take it if you want to use it.
Mom: Okay, I'll take it

So then we left with this

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

WANTED: A perfect ends sealant

So now that school is ended, I have a goal to solve one of my greatest mysteries: Why does my hair get that crunchy feeling even though I have moisturized it with water.

Then I realized that I was forgetting an important component of moisturizing-sealing the moisture. The new question was now is what to seal with.

So here's a breakdown of products that are potential candidates.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Food Post: Avocado Feta Dip

Hello, I hope you all had a nice weekend!

Today, I have an avocado feta dip that I learned how to make last summer. It's really good for you and OMG it tastes amazing!

It's supposed to look like this according to allrecipes.com which has a similar recipe to the one I make:

Mine however turns out like this thanks to over-stirring (and perhaps too much cumin...but I love the smell of cumin!)

So the ingredients and the directions...

Saturday, May 21, 2011


There's always that one cute pair of shoes that sits in your closet and you wonder "These are cute, but I haven't worn these with ANYTHING!! (or am I the only person with that problem?)

So my question to you is this: What would you do with shoes like these?

Make-up of the night (5/19)

Very simple eyes that I did for the night. Before you ask, yes, I am a bit of a beginner and this could be cleaned up.

Products used (MAC unless stated otherwise):
Quite Natural paint pot
Twinks eyeshadow
Brun eyeshadow
Haute and Naughty mascara
Smoulder Eyeliner
Stila 24/7 Stay All Day Eyeliner

A products post

This was supposed to go up last night, but since it was my friend's birthday dinner and then her and my car bizarrely died last night, I couldn't get this out to you in time D: Sorry about that!

So in a previous post, I showed off my hair and gave a few thoughts about what I think of it. I didn't go into extensive detail because it would have turned into a LONG rant. So long, you guys would have just looked at it and just say TL;DR (too long didn't read) so I didn't go into too much detail. So for this post that I promised for a friend, I will show products that I use to transform my hair (with lots of pictures!)

From this
To this

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Jessy and the mane

Girl: "OMG my hair is so curly, it's like a lion's mane"
Me: Do you want me to take my hair out? I can help redefine your definition of a mane!"

Well, this is "the mane" underneath the jump. I think is quite medium sized lol.

Everyone has something they want to change about their hair. What is one thing you would like to change? Also, have you become comfortable in your own hair?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Closet Overhaul '11

As you know, I'm 20,  but my closet still had the look of High School which I have been done with since 2008 (time really does fly!)

You may ask what does a High School closet still have? Well, mine had quite a bit of Happy Bunny, Invader Zim, those t-shirts that were trying to be "witty"...so pretty much anything that could be bought at Hot Topic!

So this year, I put it upon myself to throw all the juvenile and raggedy looking stuff and replace them with items that I could either dress up or make up a casual look.

All of these items I purchased for $29.99 or less. Come take a look!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

What I'm working with

So this blog doesn't really have a "theme" to it, but I want it to translate into a lifestyle kind of blog. Lifestyle things including hair, beauty, fashion, food, interesting finds and the cool places to see. This is very much under construction, but I have plans for this and I hope that you will follow along for the ride!

Jess <3