Tuesday, December 4, 2012

When I was 8 years old, my aunt gave me a pink,stuffed puppy that I promptly named Pinky. She was my right hand. I took her everywhere. I forgot her in a hotel room once, we had to turn around after an hour on the road to go save her. We even had matching nightgowns. She was my best friend because everynight she kept me safe and fought off the baddies. In my mind she was fearless, brave and my protector. I slept with her till I was 24. She may have just been cloth and thread, but she was my superhero. I saw this picture and it made me cry, thinking about Pinky, my stuffed savior.

So it's been a good 7 months since I touched this blog. My life had a major job shift, a housing move and various other curveballs thrown at it. While it might be a few more weeks before I get back on this horse, I promise I will be back. Hopefully on a daily basis. I have really been missing this,it's sort of my therapy. Talk to you soon! -Jess

Thursday, April 5, 2012

 I thought I had burned through everything I wanted to watch on Netflix, so on my brothers suggestion I started watching White Collar. BEST...SUGGESTION....EVER!!

 I am completely burned out on the dark, depressing cop dramas that have taken over TV, and this is a huge bright spot in an otherwise dreary prime time line-up.
This show is so much fun. Yes, it is a crime show, but it is funny and doesn't take itself too seriously.
The Neal Caffrey character is clever, smart as hell and so charming you can't help but love him. Even if he is a master art forger, theif, all around criminal mastermind.
The banter and relatinship between him and Peter Burke is fantastic, but let's not forget about his best friend Mozzie. I love him to pieces. It's just an all around great show and I suggest everyone watch it. The fact that Matt Bomer looks like a golden god doesn't hurt either.
Seriously, is this guy even human???
Watch the show, you can thank me later :)


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

So foul mouthed and raunchy, but looks hilarious and kinda sweet

Sitting here watching Shameless, I started flipping back through my old blog posts, escaping the Gallagher insanity momentarily. Making it back to my first post I noticed that I started this piece of online gibberish and opinion one year ago today. I have not been very on point with the promptness of my posts, but I am hoping to change that this go round. I honestly love writing on here. Bucket list items, beauty reviews and movie trailers are not going to change the world, but if someone gets a chuckle out of something I have wrote, then I'm happy.This blog is filled with pieces of me, it is my outlet and it is something I truly love. If you have enjoyed anything here, let me know. I would love to hear any feedback, it makes me want to bang away at this keyboard all the more.


Sunday, March 11, 2012

A couple months ago I received a package from Somme Institute containing their skincare 5-Step Regimen. I decided to finish up the bottles of my regular skin products before giving Somme a good 30 day run. I'm pretty sure it was just my commitment issues kicking in. I wanted to give the products a good month long run to give a fair, honest opinion. It was worth it.

These products do a great job working together as a system, but I'm going to say my piece about each individual item. They deserve it. 

Step 1: Nourishing Cleanser (Blue Dot)

This is a vitamin packed, gel based cleanser. It does a good job cleeaning deep, doesn't dry you out, and leaves skin with a touchable texture.

Step 2: Transport Pads (Lilac Dot)

These pads pack a punch!!! Possibly my favorite product of the 5, Transport pads are loaded with AHA to bust up and remove nasty dead skin cells. They have a nice, citrusy scent. When I first started using them, I thought they made my skin feel plasticy (is that even a word?), but that was my ignorance. They were actually improving the firmness of my skin.

STEP 3:  Serum (Orange Dot)

Serum is just that, a silky serum that works on fine lines and evens skin tone. It does a really nice job. I had the start of some smile lines, which are far less noticable. It is big on vitamin C and has a cocktail of 5 others thrown in for good meausre.

STEP 4: A-Bomb (Green Dot)

A light weight cream that also has the vitamin cocktail. It soothes the skin rather well and is great at keeping dryness at bay. It also has the nice, citrus scent.

Step 5: Double Defense (Pink Dot)

I admit I'm not a faithful user of this product. Not because it lacks anything, I honestly just forget to put it on daily. It is a wonderful moisturizing lotion, has an SPF 30+ and a really nice texture.

All in all, I think this is a great system, it works well and the color dot packaging is adorable.
Over the course of my use, I have noticed fewer visible lines, less redness and  a better texture and firmness. Buy this system!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

With Valentine's Day Literally starting in one hour, I figured I better do something to mark the occasion. I present to you, Valentine Linky Dinks
  • Aphrodisiac foods and recipes  gives you some great ideas for a romantic snacks that won't expand your waistline. Gotta keep things tight and right!!!

  • Coming up with something more exciting than dinner and a movie can be a little difficult for some ladies. Try one of these great date ideas.

  • I didn't forget about you gentlemen. These are some date suggestions she is sure to love.

  • A homemade chocolate dessert has so much more meaning than something store bought.  Hershey's has got you covered with desserts recipes for every skill level.
I know this is short and last minute, but hopefully it will be helpful to at least one person.