A No Makeup Week


This past Sunday as I was using a face mask I decided to have a no makeup week. No mascara, no concealer, no powder, no foundation, just me and my own skin.

Now, this was a slightly random decision, but not entirely random. For weeks now I have had a weird breakout cluster just over from chin and kinda under my lip. It's been bad. It would never leave my face. Therefore, I was constantly grabbing my concealer ever morning trying to cover it up before work. I deal with a lot of people and I'm self conscious of my breakouts. 

I had a thought then while using that face mask that maybe if I just let me skin breath for a week, still using masks, but rid myself from having constant chemicals on my face, it may improve? I have also been using more skin cleansers the past few days and enjoying a bit of a face mask here or there. Origins face masks have been my go to masks.  

The good news about this experiment is that it has been working. I'm not sure if I will keep it up for another week, but the cluster is not as prominent and my face is also not as dry. 

So, overall it has been an alright time even if I look like I have risen from my grave in the mornings. 

Would you ever do a week without makeup? Let me know in the comments below!

Also have you gone over to see my second blog Dash of Confidence yet? It went live today! I will have a new post up every Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday over there. 

I hope you all have a wonderful day & thank you for stopping by!

Jess xoxo

Dash of Confidence


I am so excited to share with you my second blog. I love my Paper Crane Girl and everything about it except I wanted more. Sometimes when I write posts it is often catered towards people who are just getting into the working world and less about what I normally write about on here. So, those posts would be tucked away on a file on my computer. However, this summer I've brought those posts back out again and I'm so excited that those posts have now formed the blog Dash of Confidence!

Dash of Confidence will be featuring blog posts about career, fashion, and lifestyle, but catered towards individuals just starting out in the world with still no clue about what to do or how to do it. It will have posts about resume writing, job interviews, what to do if you don't get that call back, office clothing, how to plan a busy week, and just be there for people during the good and the bad.

I have some big plans for this down the line, maybe even interviews?? We'll have to see.
For right now I'm excited to bring this to light. Also, don't worry Paper Crane Girl isn't going anywhere she just got a new little sister.

So, keep up with my Twitter and go follow the social media accounts below for now and get ready for September 22nd. The beginning of my favourite season and of this new journey.

www.DashofConfidence.com
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Plan with Me September Week



I finally got my stickers from Planning World in the mail. I am in love with them. They are so cute and I think they are perfect for transitioning into Fall. Here is a link to the Autumn Woodland pack I got.
Now, although I love the stickers, I actually don't like filling my whole planner week with stickers. I must truly be a "white space" kind of person. Anyway, I still went ham at first.

So here is what my package came with:

A Freebie Card filled with Halloween themed stickers


The chore stickers:


Half Boxes:


Washi Tape Days of the week/bottom washi:


Sheet of Decorative Stickers:


Full Boxes:


Checklist Boxes:


The To do/Today/Little things headers:



Some filling in:



And my final product with everything filled in:



I like how I did this because it is so cute, but I didn't use all the stickers so I can still use them for another week or two depending on how I go about it.

The pens I used for this are the Paper Mate Flair felt tip pens. Probably my favorite pens to use since they come in so many colors.

My weekend is pretty blank for the most part just because I'm still not sure what I'm doing yet, but I will normally write up a to do list for the entire weekend. However, this week I am trying to get everything done during the week so I can have a chill weekend.

Now if you are looking at my week you'll notice a few work things, household chores, and blogging items. On Friday you may notice that there is a "Plan next week's Launch" note. I have been working on a project that has been on my mind for months now and it's finally coming together. Stay tuned for an exciting post next week highlighting my project!

I'm so excited to share with you what I've been working on!
Do you enjoy Plan with Me posts? Let me know in the comments below!

Thank you all so much for stopping by and I'll see you soon.

Jessie xoxo