12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Hi guys,

Go check out my makeup vlog for a chance to win some fabulous prizes! All the items were hand selected by me!

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Time for R&R

As I write this post, my bags are packed and sitting by the front door. It’s time for vacation! We are headed out first thing in the morning; and we plan to enjoy a week at the coast. After everything that’s gone on in the past few months, we definitely need this time of relaxation.

When I return, I will have new posts. I’m currently loving the Michael Todd skin care line and do a review on the pumpkin masque. I’ll also be posting a dupe I found for my favorite makeup brush.

I hope you all have a good week! Here’s a visual of where I’ll be hanging out this week.
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Have a great week!

Jess

*Photo courtesy of tripbadger.com

My Journey with Multiple Sclerosis Pt. 1

Hi guys,

I’m such a horrible blogger! Between work projects, roof leaks, master bathroom flooding (that’s a whole other post) and fighting a multiple sclerosis flare up…I’ve been quite busy. It’s left little to no time for blogging. However, I wanted to let you all in to the more personal side of my life.

I don’t talk about it often, but I have MS. I’ve filmed a 3 part series on my life with MS and I wanted to share. Being sick can be such a lonely feeling; so, talking about it and getting it out in the open has been very therapeutic for me. Maybe it will help someone else, maybe not. But, I just wanted to share.

See below for part 1 and stay tuned for parts 2 and 3.

Much Love,

Jess

No, I’m not perfect…

I wish I could say I was! I sit and watch Youtube videos for hours sometimes and I am amazed at the people who can put together a flawless video with no mistakes and no editing. That being said, I am DEFINITELY not one of those people. I flub my words all the time, get tongue-tied, space out and just plain ol’ act silly. I decided to put together a compilation of a few of my many blooper moments…hopefully you will get a kick out of them!

Much Love,

Jess

10 Beauty Must-Haves Under $10

Don’t you just love a good affordable beauty find? I know I do! I scouring Target or CVS for products that pack a punch but are great on the wallet. These next 10 products are my tried and true beauty must haves under $10!

1. Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
2. NYC Smooth Skin Bronzer- my go to color is Sunny
3. Milani Baked Blush
4. WetNWild Trio Eyeshadows
5. L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows
6. Olay Fresh Effects “Bead Me Up” Face Wash
7. Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Balm Stains
8. Rimmel Soft Kohl Eyeliner
9. NYX Lip Pencil
10.NYX Butter Gloss

For pictures and more of an in-depth review of each product, check out my video!

Much Love,

Jess

Purple & Gold Eye shadow Tutorial

Hi guys,

I had some time to sit around and just “play” with makeup! I wasn’t sure going in what the final look would be, but I ended up doing a gold/purple eye shadow look. I would love for you to go and check it out!

Much Love,

Jessica

Puppies and Makeup Tags

Hi guys,

So the pups now have their own Instagram page! If you have Instagram and you LOVE dogs…go follow them. There are cute pictures and hopefully videos soon. http://www.instagram.com/hendrixbostons .

In the meantime, you can check out my latest YouTube video. I participated in the “If all my make up disappeared” tag. It was fun to film. Who knew I could pare down 10 items! Go check out the video: http://youtu.be/b-sqC_Qngfs

Much Love,

Jess

Meet the animals

Hey guys,

I thought I would do a different kind of post for you! I would like to introduce you to my two furbabies!

Meet Gizmo-
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Gizmo is our 7 year old Boston Terrier. He is so chill and laid back all the time! He loves going on walks, chasing the ball and eating peanut butter! Gizmo is a scaredy cat…he is terrified of everything. However, after 7 years he is much better than he was a young pup. I adopted him my senior year of college. He is my best little bud.

Meet Paisley-
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Paisley is the newest addition in our household. She is 9 weeks old. My husband and I adopted her about a week ago from a very brave lady who is being deployed. Paisley is a spunky, vibrant puppy who just loves her older brother. Gizmo being afraid of everything is just now starting to warm up to her. I hope these two will become best buds.

Just wanted to share my two favorite animals! I hope ya’ll have a great weekend!

Much love,

Jess

My Life: random snippets

Hi guys,

I hope you all had a fabulous May and are embracing what the month of June brings ahead. My life has been extremely hectic as of late. Most of it has been a pretty great hectic, but there has been some bad in the mix. I’m not one to dwell on the bad in life, but it’s life…it’s not always going to be rainbows and gumdrops. What I strive for when things are going less than great, is to dwell on all the amazing things in my life. So, that’s what this post is about. I’ve been so blessed with wonderful friends, family, a career and experiences, that it all trumps the blah. Below are just a few of the snippets of all the good going on in my life lately:

Camping trips and catching fish
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Look at that gorgeous lake view!! How can one stress when surrounded by this?
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Snuggling with this cutie…he makes me smile!
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New makeup all the way from across the pond! My friend brought this makeup back for me from London!!
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Lastly, this guy. The love of my life and my best friend…he makes all okay in my life. It seems like with him by my side, I can conquer any obstacle in my way.
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So, that’s it for now.  In the midst of bad and blah, I must always remember the good. There is always good to be found.

Much love to you all,

Jess

P.S. If you want to stay connected with me even more…check me out at http://YouTube.com/sunshinerae811 or http://instagram.com/sunshinerae811

“Get to Know Me” Tag: 21 Random Questions

Hi guys,

I thought this would be a fun tag to do! It allows my readers to get to know be a little bit more.

1. Are you named after anyone? Not to my knowledge. However, had I been a boy, my parents would have named me Daniel.

2. When was the last time you cried? Friday evening after seeing a Sarah McLaughlin ad for the ASCPA.

3. Do you have kids? Not quite yet…we are at the point of entertaining the idea of being parents.

4. If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself? I hope so.

5. Do you use sarcasm a lot? No, I abstain for too much sarcasm. I’m not gifted in the art of sarcasm.
6. Will you ever bungee-jump? Nope, if I’m going to do something crazy…it’s not going to be bungee-jumping.

7. What’s your favorite cereal? Cinnamon Toast Crunch!

8. What’s the first thing you notice about people? Without trying to sound cheesy, their eyes. I truly believe eyes are the window of our soul.

9. What is your eye color? Hazel

10. Scary movie or happy endings? Happy endings.

11. Favorite smells? The ocean, burnt leaves during fall, citrus and my dog after his bath. 

12. Summer or winter? Winter
13. Computer or television? Computer

14. What’s the furthest you’ve ever been from home? Europe

15. Do you have any special talents? Does being ambidextrous count? Haha, not really.

16. Where were you born? Florida

17. What are your hobbies? Makeup, YouTube videos, decorating my home, watching movies, taking day trips and listening to music.

18. Do you have any pets? Yes, a Boston Terrier named Gizmo.

19. Favorite movie? Wizard of Oz and pretty much any Jim Carrey movie.

20. Do you have any siblings? Yes, 2 brothers and 1 sister

21. What do you want to be when you grow up? Since I’m grown, I’m doing what I love!!

I’ve also posted a video of my responses as well!