Where have I been?



It's been a bit of a spell. Pretty much over two months. However, I have been working flat out and I have had so much going on that blogging went on the back burner.

Anyway, here I am and hopefully not going anywhere anytime soon. I thought today  I would give you all a little update on how I've been, what I've been up to and what is soon to happen.

For how I've been, well it's been some ups and a number of downs. It's been a bit rocky of a month health wise. I've been feeling a lot of stress from not yet finding a job in my field, while I am okay with this, apparently, no one else is. Family, friends, coworkers, customers, everyone... seem to think that I can't just work at a coffee shop while I save money to travel or to find myself first. I'm doing a lot of behind the scenes. Let's say I'm pretty content, but everyone else is a bit more negative about my situation than I am.

For what I've been up to it varies from planning possible business idea(s) while just making sure I have money to pay for my responsibilities and for the thing that is soon to happen. Other aspects, all I do is work right now and you know see some of my friends, look up cute dogs on rescue sites, and do some online certification courses on the weekends I'm off.  I've also just been frozen during Newfoundland's second winter. We had a beautiful beginning of March. but she's going out like a lion by's. We're possibly getting another 60 cm of snow later this week and it's all just too much.

If you follow me on Twitter you know what the soon to happen is. If you don't, well Jake and I are heading over to England/Scotland for 2 weeks in May. We decided this very spontaneously and essentially why I am working so much is to make sure this and everything else is paid for. We are oh so excited and can't wait to explore. Going to the UK has always been a dream of mine and I can't wait. It's only another 48 days. We are still super underprepared, but we'll get it done. He's also letting me take video clips of all of it so I can make it into a wonderful travel diary or travel "vlog".

Anyway, February and March were a hell of a time. Let's hope April goes by better and get ready for some new posts starting in the next few days!

Thank you all for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful day! :)

Jessie xoxo


Morphe Fall into Frost 35F Palette Review



I have been going ham with "treat yourself" vibes lately. The latest item that was added to my collection during one these vibe sprees was Morphe's Fall into Frost Palette.

I ordered this directly from Morphe's Website on a whim. I had seen some intense bad reviews of palettes arriving completely destroyed or never arriving, to begin with. So, I was a bit nervous about what I was possibly going to receive.

However, I was happily surprised after the package showed up after 2 weeks. It was in a large box filled with packing peanuts and the outside of the palette was bubble wrapped and again outside the palettes box. Needless to say, it arrived completely unharmed and perfect.



So, onto the actual palette. It is actually gorgeous. It comes with a wide range of colours, 28 metallic shades and 7 matte shades to be exact. They are wonderfully pigmented and very buildable. I wasn't at all expecting this for such an affordable palette. I've only played with it a little bit so far, but I am very content with it. There's minimal fallout, sometimes a little bit of glitter on your cheeks from some of the darker shades, otherwise, it wears very well.

The cost of the palette was around $47 dollars Canadian and you can order your own here.

If you would like to see a look using this palette let me know in the comments down below!

Also a heads up, I will be announcing my new and updated Instagram for this blog sometime next week over on Twitter. So make sure to keep an eye out for that!

I hope you are all having a wonderful day and thank you so much for stopping by.

Jessie
xoxo

Valentine's Day Look & Tanya Burr Palette Review



With Valentine's Day swiftly approaching I thought I would bring you guys date night look using one of Tanya Burr's Palettes. I actually got this palette back in October, but haven't gotten around to using it very much. It is called the Beautifully Defined palette and it features 3 eyeshadows, a highlighter, a bronzer, and a liquid highlighter. They are all very nicely pigmented and a little really goes a long way. It also sports a very nice mirror.

My only complaint is on the packaging. It is a fairly large package that doesn't completely snap closed so I would be a little worried about taking it travelling with me. The outside is also covered in loose glitter, making it pretty, but also is a nightmare on your hands.

Otherwise, it is a fantastic palette. It comes with a whole lot of product and is fairly affordable.



So, essentially for this Valentine's look, I did my normal base layer of makeup except with my new foundation that was featured in my First Impressions. I then went in with the palette. It creates a very glam look if you want it or make it more casual. I went with a bit more casual for this look.



Outfit wise for this look I went with a semi-glam/neutral look. I decided on my green emerald dress from Dynamite and my grey heels.




Jake and I will be trying out the Fifth Ticket restaurant this week for Valentine's Day. What are your Valentine's Day plans? As always, let me know in the comments down below!

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you all have a lovely day.

Jessie xoxo