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

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

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

April Favorites!!

Can you believe it’s almost the end of April? Wow, time really flies by. I know the blog has been lacking for a while, I am really trying to focus my efforts on my YouTube channel. My passion in life is makeup; exploring new makeup, reviewing it, applying it and talking about. My dream/goal is to provide videos on a weekly basis chalk full of makeup application and reviews. I want my blog to follow up with supplemental information to the makeup, plus add in some fashion and tidbits of my life. I really want my blog to be that personable layer…the “get to know me” layer to my dream.

With that, I will leave you with my latest video! Thanks again for reading and watching!

Much Love,

Jess

GIVEAWAY!!! Oh, and my favorite ELF brushes

Who doesn’t like free stuff?! I’m giving away my favorite ELF brushes, a cream eyeliner and eyeshadow primer!! All you need to do is subscribe to my Youtube channel. I’m also describing in depth what I love about these extremely affordable brushes.

youtube.com/sunshinerae811

Good luck, I hope you win!!