Category: Personal Care

3 Products That Keep My Blonde Bright

Having ice blonde hair is a lot of work!  Even my stylist was shocked at the fact that my blonde after 12 weeks (this is the advantage to rooted color) was still icy and not even a touch brassy.  Normally cool icy blondes turn brassy and yellow very quickly and need far more touch up.

 

The Matrix Total Results So Silver Shampoo is a MUST, MUST, MUST for any cool toned blonde.  This shampoo actually contains toner in it and so it has to be left on for a few minutes but I only use it once a week.  10 minutes was recommended but I did max of 5 because it is very drying and with curly/wavy hair I need all the moisture I can get and apparently my hair likes to take the purple tones (I mean I’ve always wanted purple hair but its kinda against Disney Look)

 

This conditioner by blacklight is a new addition to my hair care routine.  This conditioner absolutely has to be left on for only a minute or two!  It started to turn my hair purple at the salon but my hair apparently likes to take color.  This makes my hair so icy I could cry!  Its just so pretty every time I use it.

The last little trick I use is this product from Beyond the Zone called Shock Therapy Bold Blonde. Its a strange powder that I use about every month and it just gives my hair an extra boost. Its used before conditioner and is really easy to use.

All of these things combined kept my ice blonde hair, ice blonde for 12 weeks to the incredible shock of my stylist.  I have been diligent in up keeping my blonde and now you know how to keep your blonde magical!

Love and Light

Jess

P.S. Hey! Do you have a beauty secret you want me to spill? Maybe a 5 minute face?  Lemme know!  Comment below

YSL Lipgloss is LIFE!

I was sent this amazing lipgloss from YSL from Influenster to try.  I typically won’t blog about the items because frankly until now they haven’t been worth writing about.  Not much has blown me away to this level… UNTIL NOW!  Holy crap this is worth every penny of the price!

 

This “Balm” goes on like literal water.  Its buttery, smooth…  I guess refreshing?  Its incredibly hard to describe but I’M OBSESSED!  Its the perfect sheer everyday color (I received 12 Chase Me Nudes) not too much and not to sheer and I’m not sure I can ever go back!

I have been wearing this gloss literally every day since I got it and I don’t think that will ever change!  If you run into me at a Disney Park, ask! Ill genuinely have this on me!  And also say “hi!!” Not gonna lie it warmed my heart to have those of you at Dapper Day say hi!!!

Shop this gloss here!

 

Love and Light,

Jess

 

P.S.  Next week I’m thinking of doing a break down of either my eye makeup or HOW I apply my foundation.  What would you find more useful?

Flawless Looking Skin

One of the most common questions I get asked is about my foundation and what I use for “flawless looking skin.”  To be fair its a two part process to get that finish.

Part one is a fantastic full coverage foundation that really covers. I mean COVERS! Your face should seem void of really much of anything for this effect (you add features back in as you do the rest of your face).  The idea is to blank out your whole face which will give that smooth flawless canvas.

This is my go to foundation currently (their lighter coverage foundations from this line are amazing as well, the cover up is meh at best) it goes on super smooth and creamy.  It stays really well and well it does just as it says “total cover” and the amazon price is actually really great! (Buy it here). I use shade 101 Ivory cause well I’m pasty despite living in Florida.

 

Part two is really the key to an amazing finish.  This powder was shown to me by drag friends and well its incredible.  Everyone of my friends who have tried this powder (and all my princess cast) are obsessed with it and can never live without it!   Some find the smell off putting but the finish can’t be beat.  Its a setting powder and powder foundation all mixed into one giving that incredible finish and hold to your makeup (yes this is my secret to flawless princess skin). Buy it here!

 

Ill be working on a series of makeup secrets of mine.  What are the tips and tricks you are most looking for and Ill see what I can do about showing you what I know.

Love and Light

Jess

P.S. The lighter coverage options from Loreal are also amazing, that powder takes any foundation to the next level.

The 2 Most Fun Korean Beauty Inspired Masks

So i took on the task of looking like a cloud just for you all! And I’m not gonna lie, it was super fun.  The Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask and the Elf Hydrating Bubble Masks were on my list.  Each with a different purpose but both I was sure would be fun to try out and use.

The Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask is designed to deep clean your pores and be a very fun experience.  The photos of women looking literally like clouds was too much to deny!  It comes with a cute tiny spatula and just spoon a nice layer all over your face (careful under your nose cause it does expand and it does tickle)

Yup! Thats the insanity that ensued! And ill be honest, it did a great job of cleansing my skin, it did feel a bit “squeaky clean” which is a bit harsh to me but it did a great job deep cleaning my skin and pores.  If you are on the oilier side and not at all dry this might help balance out your skin, but for any level of dry this is too harsh and drying.  My other issue with this mask is how difficult to remove it is, the shower and a washcloth are my recommendation!

Now the owner of E.L.F. has flat out said how much she loves Korean skin care, the quality of the ingredients and unique ideas.  Theres no denying the influence with their cleansing products that they have been rolling out.  They even have a magnetic mask at a great price point.  Now this is a hydrating mask not a cleansing mask but BUBBLES! So its worth a shot for comparison.

Now the packaging is very different, its not a pot you scoop from but instead you press down and the product squeezes out the top which I find more sanitary not dipping into a larger container, I know this seems silly but think about all the germs on our hands and phones and surfaces around our homes and the effect that growing in a mask may have on especially acne.  We change our pillow once  week for germs, oil and skin cells, we need to think the same way about our products.

This starts out clear unlike the expected mud look and texture and has white bubbles.  It does not get nearly as insane as the other BUT i must say I felt like my skin was very clean in the end and not nearly as harsh as the other mask.  My skin was smooth, plump and fresh.  I might not have been a fluffy cloud but I must say I did prefer this mask’s end result far more.

 

Happy Masking
Love and Light

Jess

P.S. Is there a beauty routine you want to know about? I’ve been getting a ton of eye makeup requests!  Drop a line below and let me know!!!