IT HAS POCKETS!

Summer temperatures are in FULL SWING here in Orlando and this cute little romper is getting a lot of love from me right now!  Its light airy and if you can tell by the title IT HAS POCKETS!  Lets be real any cute outfit gets an upgrade when pockets show up! As we were shooting I said “I know this sounds so stupid but…” and my amazing photographer chimed in “but it has pockets, but isn’t that the best part?” Yea so its really all about the pockets.

 

I styled this super comfy and lightweight romper with some amazing things including adorable glitter flip flops from Kate Spade which are on sale NOW! (Ughh I love these things!)

 

And this fantastic vintage 60s inspired pink bag.  Fun fact, when I was buying it in the store the cashier decided to tell me how she felt it was just TOO Malibu Barbie for anyone to purchase it.  The other employee brought it out at that exact moment and I responded with “well that works then because I AM Malibu Barbie so clearly its meant for me”  Its also on sale and do I love this bag!

The final and lets be honest, most important part of this outfit is this amazing GIANT hat from Target of all places!  And especially in this brutal Florida I believe in blocking ALL THE SUN ever!

 

So Shop the look here!

Romper: https://amzn.to/2KgP4dD
Hat, Shoes, Purse: https://www.shopstyle.com/collective/Jessdinius/43076277

Hug Your Loved Ones Tight

Lets have a serious discussion here about depression.  Were not talking the blues, we are talking soul crushing, bottom of a dark pit depression. The kind that drives wonderful people to kill themselves.

This week I lost a friend, and not just any friend.  One of those people that believes in you (and calls you our on your shit beyond what anyone else will) and loves you beyond your own understanding.  Orlando lost an incredibly bright light and that loss was such an incredibly hard one.  This photo says anything that ever needs to be said about the wonderful type of person he was.  Was, wow thats still days later so hard to try to wrap my head around.

 

This is mental ILLNESS is the key here.  This isn’t something that you can just snap out of, you can’t just decide to just “be happy” my friend always put on that front.  That everything was ok and that the world was always amazing, I mean his literal last status was “Life is awesome!”  The saddest part is that the shame of illness (cause thats what it is) stops people from getting help, real help!

 

I beat myself up for not answering his text instantaneously but we can’t forget that when you are in the greatest, darkest, blackest part of that pit of despair the light isn’t going to be found that easily.  Always tell people you love them!  No matter what, they will know how you feel… Never ever take them for granted!

 

Love and Light

Jess <3

 

Seriously hug your loved ones and tell them you love them!

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!!!

Spring Dress Under $10

Spring is is full swing and yellow is coming up as the hot color this year and who can resist an adorable scalloped dress.  Being super fair I am a huge fan of anything that keeps my face from getting too much sun and if I can look fabulous while doing it. Did I mention the Kentucky Derby is the day after my birthday?? This can’t be a coincidence! Girl loves a statement!

The best part about this adorable look is its under $15 from both links I chose!  It is time for brunch or a wedding and this will be towards the top of my picks.  The stretch fabric makes it fitted and I would suggest going up a size for the most flattering fit.

Shop this look here: https://www.shopstyle.com/collective/Jessdinius/43070152

 

Did you get this dress or just love a serious statement?  Let me know!

Love and Light

Jess

P.S. Did I mention its under $15?  Looking for an adorable skirt under $25?  I can help you out here!