New 💄Makeup Products I’m Loving♥️

Hey blog peeps, welcome back to my blog. Or if you are new here, I’d like to personally welcome you to the randomness. I hope you stay awhile and maybe even subscribe. I pretty much post whenever I feel like it with absolutely no consistency whatsoever and my content is really sub-par, but I can guarantee you a laugh or two at least, so stay awhile and you wont be dissappointed 😜

Today’s post is all about my new beauty products I have recently tried that I absolutely adore. Some of these are soooo old news to some of you beauty obsessed people, I know.  But I’m just now finally trying them.

Side note: after watching a few YouTube videos recently I was bummed to find that some of these products have received mixed reviews from the beauty vloggers I follow. Then the vloggers that gave rave reviews, well lets just say it was obvious they were all doing sponsored posts so who knows if they were really being 100% totally honest about the products.

To be absolutely clear again, these aren’t NEW products they are just new to me products. I like to wait until the hype dies down on brand new products before I jump on the bandwagon.

So let us begin…

1) Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance eyeshadow palette

Where has this been my whole life?  These colors are amazing and blend sooo well. You can create so many eye looks both natural and dramatic and although everyone was obsessed with this palette during the fall, I think it’s a great year round palette, even for Spring and I’m glad I finally purchased it.

2) Fiona Stiles Mistake Free Makeup Multidimensional Color Palette (Blush/Bronzer/highlighter palette)

Yes!!!  I had never tried any Fiona Stiles makeup before and found all Fiona Stiles makeup was recently on sale at Ulta for 50% off (if you hurry you can get some too at the discounted price!) so I decided it was the perfect time to try it. This face palette is so awesome. It blends really well and even if you mess up, like accidentally put on too much Bronzer (oh the tragedy…it’s happened to me one to many times) you can easily fix it. It looks very natural on my skin and every time I have used it I have gotten so many compliments on my makeup. Totally worth it and a new go to for me.   I love it so much I’m obsessing over her highlighting palette now and may grab that too while it’s 50% off (fingers crossed our Ulta has it in stock!)

3) YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in shade 10

A little pricey but so moisturizing. It exceeded my expectations and I’m glad I bought it. It’s the perfect everyday nude shade for me as well. I would totally buy more shades if it wasn’t so expensive. It glides on your lips like butta baby! It makes my lips feel so smooth and moisturized and not like I’m even wearing a lipstick at all but without being so sheer there isn’t any color payoff if that makes any sense whatsoever?

4) Milani Amore Matte Lip Cream (10-Adorable, 12-Prismatic Touch (Metallic), 11-Precious)

These are so awesome and smell like vanilla!  So many of my liquid lip products have a gross smell or taste. But these feel like I’m rubbing vanilla goodness all over my lips in beautiful nude shades and I love it. I have already purchase three of them because of this. These have been my go to here recently.  I’m obsessed with the nude shades but really want to try some of the brighter/darker shades now that it’s spring time.  Hot pink lips?  Yes please!

5) Tarte Shape Tape Concealer (fair)

So glad I finally was able to grab a shade that works for me.  Every time I’ve tried to purchase this it was sold out in my color(s).  Now that I have it, I can honestly say it really does live up to the hype. Very Brightening and does not crease at all. I think I will be using this instead of the Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer I used to be obsessed with for the time being.

6) Milani Powder Blush (01-Romantic Rose)

Awesome quality for drug store and a beautiful color. Very impressed and had never tried their blushes before. A great day to day product. Very buttery smooth and pigmented but not overly pigmented like Makeup Geek blushes.

7) Fiona Stiles Ultimate Lash Icon Mascara (Carbon Canyon-Black)

This is really good and worth the $8 I paid for it, but I wouldn’t say it’s my all time favorite as it does take me at least three full coats plus my base coat of a lengthening mascara to get the effect I usually get with my absolute favorite mascara (Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir). Since I only paid $8 (regularly priced at $16) I can’t complain too much and I don’t regret the purchase, overall it’s not bad, it is a good consistency and the brush is pretty good.

So that it. That’s what I’ve purchased recently that I’m liking. I have to say though, basic and predictable aside, these products are working so well for me right now and I just had to share them with y’all.
What are some new to you products you are trying and loving right now?  Leave a comment below so I can check them out!  You know, cause I totally need more makeup.  LOL! 🙂

Until next time,

💋 Crazy Jess 

40% Off Revlon Cosmetics!

Good Saturday morning to all my peeps. Hope y’all are enjoying this beautiful weekend. Just wanted to let all my beauty obsessed people know that April 2nd-8th all Revlon cosmetics will be 40% off at Walgreens!!!

 That’s a great time to grab your coupons and head to your local store to stock up on your drugstore favorites. In my case I will be grabbing another bottle of the Revlon Photo Ready foundation and Phot Ready pressed powder…and maybe some BB cream too! Lol! 😉. Oh yeah and also really wanting to try those Cream shadows too!  


What are your favorite Revlon products?  Comment below and let me know!

Until next time,

XOXO,

Crazy Jess 😘

What I’m Reading…

One of my 2017 goals was to read more and to get through this pile of books I’ve been working on.    In making this goal, I was not quite sure where I was going to find the extra time in my already packed schedule to accomplish this feat but I then realized just how much time I was wasting each night before bed on social media.  I thought to myself maybe if I dedicated just 30 minutes of that wasted time each night I could finally make my way through the books on my “need to complete because I started reading it 9 months ago list”.

The first book on that list, which I have now successfully completed was

Living Well Spending Less by Ruth Soukup

A little about the book…

Ruth shares her experiences with finances, juggling the chaos of life, motherhood and being a wife.  While the book is generally speaking, a book about how to be frugal but still having a good life, a lot of the book focuses on other aspects of our lives that we are not giving enough attention.  While using her real life examples, she provides solutions or steps for you to do your own soul searching to find ways to manage the chaos of your life more effectively.  Managing said chaos will then help you achieve your financial goals and be able to do this thing called adult life a lot easier.

My thoughts on the book…

Before reading the book I thought the book would be filled with a few good ideas here or there if I was lucky but that in all honesty I was probably not going to be dedicated enough to incorporate those ideas in to my own life.  However, I was pleasantly surprised at how much I got out of this book.  It’s also a super easy and quick read with some homework assignments here and there as you progress though each chapter.  I like that because it made me focus on one topic at a time with a dedicated time to reflect on what I just read.

Reading this book couldn’t have come at a better time because I (as a wife & Foster Mom) felt I was slowly falling down a metaphorical spiraling hole.  This hole was full of a lack of organization, piles of laundry and just a chaotic and messy life in general with no clear direction, path or tangible goals in place.  I was feeling lost, stressed beyond belief, and longing for a simpler way to stay ahead of all of my responsibilities in my daily life.

Through reading the book I not only was forced to spend time thinking about my short-term goals, but also our long-term goals as a family as well.  I got great ideas on how to:

  • Simplify my schedule and my overwhelming to-do list and have actually incorporated those ideas in to our day to day life.
  • To develop a day to day and weekly cleaning schedule that isn’t overwhelming
  • Tackled the task of organizing our pantry closet (although that’s still a work in progress)
  • I was forced to get rid of excess in our home
  • I began more successfully utilizing a day to day yearly planner to stay organized
  • Re-developed a weekly budget (although I’m still struggling sticking to it)

 

I still struggle some days with these things but I’m doing much better and am really glad I read it.

What book(s) have you read that has positively impacted your chaotic adult life?  Have you read Living Well Spending Less by Ruth Soukup?  What did you think of the book?  Leave your thoughts, questions or comments below!

Until next time,

XOXO

Crazy Jess

Ulta Online Discount!

Good Saturday Morning blog friends, just a heads up that today online only at Ulta.com you can use the code 3JXRZ4BU8MB for 20% off your entire purchase and that even includes fragrances and all prestige brands of cosmetics and skincare. Brands like Urban Decay and Too Faced and so much more!  This is huuuuge as it is rare for discount codes for the prestige brands!  

Hurry up and check it out. Don’t forget to comment below to let me know what you got!  Happy shopping! 😘


Until next time,

XOXO Crazy Jess 

Boxycharm January 2017

Welcome back to my blog, or if you are new here, I’m so excited you stopped by.  I hope you stay a while, laugh a little and maybe even like, comment and subscribe so you don’t miss out on future posts/vlogs & utter randomness.

Today’s post is about the January 2017 Boxycharm subscription box.  If you haven’t been following me for too long you may have missed the post where I reviewed all of the beauty subscription bags/boxes I’ve tried.

Check that out here

If you are not familiar, Boxycharm is a monthly beauty box subscription in which you will receive 4 to 5 FULL SIZE beauty items instead of the delux mini or sample sizes you typically receive in the many other subscriptions.  The items are mostly make up related but can also include skincare and beauty tools, etc.  Not only are the items full size but the box has a minimum value of at least $100+ and the brands are a mixture of new brands to established brands you may already recognize.  The total cost is $21 per month and that includes shipping and you can cancel at any time.  I have been subscribed for 7 months and have not regretted it!  I’ve included a link so you can check it out and subscribe, I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Sign Up For Boxycharm Here!

So, let’s talk about what was in this months box.  I have not tried anything out yet as I just got the box in the mail last night,  but here are my thoughts…


Vintage Highlighter Double – Chocolate Diamond & Rose Quartz  – $35 value – I am so excited to try the Vintage Highlighter Double.  I already have one of their highlighters in Rose Gold that is so beautiful on the skin so I’m hoping these duo colors will be just as amazing.


Pur Mineral Glow Bronzing Powder – $25 value  – Pur is a brand I know and love and I’ve never tried their bronzers before so I’m super happy about that being in the box this month.  I also just hit pan on my ride or die bronzer Physcians Formula Butter Bronzer so that was pretty good timing.


So Susan Fan Brush – $18.95 value – I was not overly excited about the fan brush as I already have an E.L.F. one that I love, however this brush feels like such a good quality brush, much better feeling that the ones i currently have, so I will give it a shot.  Really you can never have enough make up brushes right?!


Gorge Amazing Konjac Sponge – $18 value – This item couldn’t have come at a better time because I just had to trash the konjac sponge I was using because it was so old.

NOTE: I can’t verify the info or value of this item at the moment as their website says they are under new management and there are tons of recent customer complaints/negative reviews stating they were charged for products that they didn’t receive and that they have received no answer from customer service for resolution or refund… (hmmm, even if I love this konjac sponge I will NOT be buying anything from them as that is already sending up red flags to me as a consumer but I’ll try it out since it came in this months box)


English Laundry Pour Femme Deluxe Roller Ball  – $25 value  – I was a little unhappy at first to see a roller ball perfume in the box because I was so worried it was going to be a fragrance that I wouldn’t love as I’m very particular when it comes to perfumes and fragrance.  Surprisingly I love the scent!  I’m packing it in my gym bag today and am planning to try it out since I will be showering & getting ready at the gym this evening.  (That process is a whole blog entry by itself but I digress)

NOTE: I can’t find the option to buy this roller ball in this particular fragrance by itself but it is a part of a $45 roller ball set that is available for purchase on their website.

Now on to the total value of this months box…

Basically according to my research and the product info card that comes in each box, this box has a total value of $121.95 worth of beauty products that I only paid $21 for!  I feel that is a total steal deal and after using the products I will really know if I love or hate them.  I have found in the past when you get a sample size or delux mini size that there isn’t enough product for you to try to really know if you love or hate it and if it works for you.

Once again Boxycharm didn’t disappoint.  I have yet to have a month where I was completely unsatisfied with the box.  Maybe there have been a couple of items here or there that I already had or knew wouldn’t work for me but that’s true of any subscription.  So for month 7 I am still satisfied and have no plans to cancel by subscription anytime soon.

So have you tried Boxycharm yet?  If you have, what do you think of it?  Have you been happy with what you have received and the value?  If not, why?  Fill me in!  Comment below or leave a link to your review posts.

If you haven’t tried Boxycharm yet, you so should!  Click the link above or click here if you are interested.

NOTE: I’ve heard that it’s difficult to get if you aren’t in the US so if you are outside of the US I apologize for raving about something you may not be able to get easily or affordably.

Until next time,

XOXO Crazy Jess