Updates

Hi, guys! Just wanted to write a little blog update about life’s happenings and what is going on. I look a mini-vacation this weekend to with my family to the Starved Rock area here in the (somewhat) Chicago area. I really took the time to reflex and just think about my blog, my jewelry business, school, work, all that good yet stressful stuff.

I really would like to incorporate videos into the blog so that I can be more interactive with you guys and so we can talk face-to-screen. I think it’d be an awesome way for you guys to get to know me more and me you. I think it’d be an awesome way for us to interact more! Life has been so busy for me lately, and with the fourth year of college around the corner (yikes!) so much more will be on my plate. I think having videos and written blog posts will lighten my load a bit. Filming a video will be a lot faster than writing a post. Well, I guess with editing and stuff it could take longer. But, why not give it a shot?

I’m excited. I think this will be a great thing!

 

-jess.

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Current Obsession: Jen Atkin x Chloe + Isabel Bun Cuff

I just needed to quickly share how amazing, convenient and chic the Jen Atkin x Chloe + Isabel Bun Cuff has been in my day to day hair routine.

I always put my hair up in a bun. Whether I’m rocking the two day hair or just running out to do some errands, putting my hair in a bun is just super quick and simple. Adding the Bun Cuff has really up-ed by hair game and turns every messy bun into a chic and sophisticated look. What’s even better is that the Cuff turns into a bracelet. How cool! It feels nice and heavy and so luxurious but it won’t break the bank. It’s a very affordable accessory made of great quality.

I’m obsessed and need to buy more. Just wanted to make a quick post about this accessory. I encourage you all to try it! I kno\w you will fall in love as much as I did.

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Bun Cuff in Rose Gold

The Bun Cuff comes in Rose Gold, Gold, Silver, Hematite, Shiny Silver and Shiny Gold.

Check out my post on Instagram!

 

-jess.

The Face Cleanser that Could and Did

By now I’m sure you’ve heard about the wonderful brand, e.l.f. Cosmetics. For years now, e.l.f has been offering products made with great quality ingredients and they believe women should not have to break the bank to look and feel their best.

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No More Hair Dont’s

The cat is out of the bag! Many of our probably don’t know this, but I am a Merchandiser for Chloe + Isabel. The Chloe + Isabel company is inspired by a “Provence meets Paris” take on French country chic. Each piece is hand-designed in our NYC studio. Recently, we collaborated with the one, the only Jen Atkin to create some unique and timeless hair accessories.

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LOFT Summer Wishlist

I’ve always been such a huge fan of LOFT. They design pieces that cater to a wide range of women. Their ultimate goal for women is to give them styles that will make them look and feel confident wherever they go. Their pieces are casual chic, sophisticated and comfy. I recently did a little bit of “window shopping” on LOFT.com and fell in love with so many pieces. I thought I’d create a collage of those pieces and share them with you!

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Have you ever shopped at LOFT? What are your favorite pieces?

-jess.

 

June 2016 Favorites

This month has been a great one. I turned one year older and had a party with close friends and family. Truly, it was the highlight of the month. Which, brings us to my first favorite:

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Drugstore Haul: June 2016

You know when you make a trip to Target planning to only buy one item and end up leaving with a super long receipt? It happens to me all the time, but this time it was with makeup. There were so many new products in the beauty aisles and ones that I have always wanted to try. “Treat yo self,” I said each time added a new product to my shopping cart. A treat my self, I did.

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Review: Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid

Liquid lipsticks are the biggest craze in the beauty world. From drugstore to high end, there is bound to be at least one liquid lipstick that you’ll fall in love with. The Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid just might be your new favorite.

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May 2016 Favorites: Harry Potter, Simple Makeup + Beyoncé

May is over already?! Well, that’s quite alright with me because that means it’s June (my birthday month) and only 6 more months until Christmas!

This month, I’ve been loving very minimalist makeup, began to re-read the Harry Potter series (again) and made one of childhood dreams come true.

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Best of Both Worlds: My Favorite Drugstore and High-End Skincare Products

Finding an effective skincare routine can be quite challenging, for me at least. I’ve tried a numerous amount of skincare products from drugstore and high end brands, but have never seemed to find the perfect pairs. But now I’ve found the prefect balance of products in my routine and it just so happens that half are from the drugstore and the other half are from higher end brands.

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