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

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

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!!

Applying false eyelashes…

Hey guys,

So, am I the only person that had a difficult time learning how to apply false eyelashes? I can’t tell you the countless times I poked myself in the eye or yanked out a few lashes. Over time, it got a little easier and now it’s no longer as much of a challenge. If you also find yourself in that boat, check out my new video. I have some tips and tricks that helped me make applying easier.

Hope you enjoy. If you do enjoy, please subscribe!

http://www.youtube.com/sunshinerae811
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Much Love,

Jess