April Ipsy Bag Review

Well hello again!

I’m back again with another review surprised? Probably not.

This one is going to be a bit different though! This one is my Ipsy bag this month!

I’ve been getting Ipsy for about a year now so I think my beauty preferences should be kinda personalized by now. Or one would think anyway.

If you don’t know what Ipsy is it’s a $10 a month beauty subscription bag full of makeup, skincare, and beauty items. Most are sample size but I believe some are full size as well.

This months theme is Social butterfly. And this is the bag!

Honestly I think it’s freaking beautiful! I’m not much to actually use the bags after I get them unless I need something to take makeup with me on the go witch isn’t often. But I might actually use this one. I love the rose gold. It’s got such a springtime and summertime feel. I’ve heard so many people say that this one is too “Childish” but I personally love it. To each their own!

I don’t have my card that comes with them each month because my almost 3 year old confiscated it as soon as I got it like usual. She tried to take the bag too. haha

First product in my bag is this month is a nail polish!

It’s the NailMedic Keratin and Calcium infused nail polish in the shade “Rise And Slay”!

I love nail polish don’t get me wrong but I just don’t have time to paint my nails so this one was a meh for me. I love love love the color but I probably won’t use it much myself. So I passed this one on to my girls because they love nail polish. But before I did I did use it with my almost 3 year old and have to say I may steal it from time to time!

Next Item Is a Liquid Lipstick!

This is the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in the shade “Ibiza”!

Swatching these are probably pointless because I actually already own a couple of them in different shades but here is a swatch of this one!

It’s actually a very bright orange pink color. And I feel like it gets brighter as it dries down too. It was still wet here.

This one is a win in my book. I love liquid lipsticks and this shade is very pretty. I also always love the smell of these. It’s almost like vanilla or something. Not sure what the scent is supposed to be though.

Next up we have a Lip Scrub!

It’s the Trifle Cosmetics Sugar Bunny Lip Scrub!

Can I just say that I highly appreciate lip scrubs? I prefer edible ones but any are good! Especially when they smell like watermelon like this one. Even though it’s not edible I will definitely get some use out of it!

Next is a brush!

This is the Firma Beauty 202 Angled Blender Brush!

I LOVE getting brushes!

I can’t say that enough! It’s one of my favorites to get in my bag. I get so much use out of them. Especially eyeshadow ones!

This one is sooo soft and fluffy. I think I’ve gotten a brush from them before in a bag but I’ll always take more. This one will definitely get used!

Last but not least we have an Eyeshadow!

This is the Luna By Luna Eyeshadow in the shade “Selene”!

I was kinda disappointed. I kinda was hoping for the other shade that was offered a but you kinda gotta take what you are given with these things!

Looking at the shadow when I opened my bag and was going through everything I kinda just tossed It aside because well I thought it was just a generic nude shimmer shade. Bleh. But I decided to swatch it for this blog post and holy moly ladies it’s pink! Like a very springy rosy pink!! It’s pink!

Definitely more of a win then I thought! I have a ton of pink shades so I’m not sure how much use this will get but if I decide I hate it I know my Mom would love it!

I wanted to say that this brands highlighters and eyeshadows are so freaking soft and buttery I love it!

All in I think this bag was decent. Not my favorite but definitely not the worst! So I’d say it was pretty good!

And always stay beautiful!

Jackie 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Morphe 24G Grand Glam Palette

Hey guys 👋🏻

It’s me again. And I have another makeup review for you guys.

Morphe wasn’t a brand I was familiar with until recently. I think it was the Jaclyn Hill palette that got me looking at their stuff. I almost bought it when it went viral but it just wasn’t ticking my fancy. Then they came out with the 24G Grand Glam Palette and oh my lanta! Yes! Yes! Yes! The size of these shadows are so amazing. I think they are like twice or 3x the size of the normal ones from Morphe. And I love how warm the palette is and that it’s kinda a safe choice. I don’t have anything safe. Normally the crazier the colors the better I like it.

I did pay full price of $29 for this one. And shipping was super super quick. I think I had it in my hands in less then a week.

Packaging wise it is very simple. And I appreciate that. It’s simple but definitely has an upscale feel to it.

Opening it up it’s still very simple. I wish it had a mirror but on the other hand it I usually use my lighted mirror anyway so it doesn’t really matter.

When I swatched them at first I could they were super nice because they were very soft and buttery. And absolutely stunning. Of coarse my mom brain totally forgot to take pictures when I swatched so I’m an idiot. haha

This was the look I did with it. Very warm. Very very warm. But honestly I love it. I combined several shades in the palette.

All in all I’d highly recommend this one. It’s bulky and big but if you can look past that it’s worth a purchase.

And as always stay beautiful.

Jackie

Let’s get to know me 🤔

1. Full name

Jacqueline Desirae Hensley

2. Zodiac sign

Sagittarius

3. 3 fears

Fish tanks, snakes, losing my kids and husband

4. 3 things I love

My kids, my husband, chocolate

5. My best friend

My husband

6. Last song I listened to

Does the Harry the bunny song count?

7. 3 Turn ons

Honest, can make me laugh, and romance

8. 3 Turn Offs

Abusive, rude, doesn’t listen

9. What colour underwear I’m wearing right now

Pink

10. How many tattoos/piercings do I have

No tattoos yet. Currently my ears and nose are pierced but I plan to do a few more.

11. The reason I started blogging

Honestly it was originally going to be something I didn’t tell anyone about and I could vent about life. But it kinda went from that to something completely different.

12. How I feel right now

Sick. I have yet another cold.

13. Something I really really want

Is to

finally get over these stupid sickness’.

14. My current relationship status

Married

15. Meaning behind my URL

I was a mom of 2 and my name is Jackie.

16. My favorite movie

Cross roads or friends with benefits

17. My favourite song

I don’t really have one right now.

18. My favourite band

I don’t think I have a favourite band.

19. 3 Things that upset me

Being told how to parent, someone ignoring me, and having to repeat myself

20. 3 Things that make me happy

My husband, my kids, alone time

21. What I find attractive in other people

Can make me laugh, smile, and listening

22. Someone I miss

I miss my Dad. I mean I see him everyday but I miss the relationship I used to have with him. Lately it’s basically just him making small talk and me pretending to not be offended.

23. Someone I love

My husband

24. My relationship with my parents

I was always close to my Dad until my oldest daughter was born. Then it became me feeling like he hated me because I was a young single mother at the time. My Mom I was never close to as a kid. But recently I’ve been very close to her. She spends the night and I feel like I can speak to her about almost anything.

25. My favourite holiday

I think it would definitely be Christmas. I love the atmosphere of the whole thing. Spending time as a family.

26. My closest blogging friend

At the moment I don’t think I have any close friends who blog.

27. Someone famous I’d date

Jesse McCartney (my 16 year old self would of flipped)

28. A confession

I hate the way I look. And I don’t think I could ever be satisfied with it.

29. 3 Things that annoy me easily

Being told how to parent, screaming, foot tapping

30. My favourite animal

Cats

31. My pets

Rory, Chloe, Lilly

32. One thing I’ve lied about

Dated a guy once just because I felt like I had to and told him I loved him because I didn’t wanna hurt his feelings. He cried when I broke up with him. I probably should of felt bad but I didn’t. He spend the entire night talking about his ex and her large clit. It was gross. I literally couldn’t even look at him after.

33. Something that’s currently worrying me

My weight. I literally hate my body right now. I can’t seem to lose a lb.

34. An embarrassing moment

Oh lord I have too many. I remember once when I was like 17 I was laying in bed with the guy I was dating and at the time I had never been with a guy sexually. So I was laying with him and I’m not even sure what we were talking about but he said “it’s hard”. Obviously I thought he meant the little thing in his pants. So then he says you can touch it. I hesitated and then did so. He then says I meant the gel in my hair. 🤦🏻‍♀️

35. Where I work

Currently a stay at home Mom

36. Something that’s constantly on my mind

Am I a good mom?

37. 3 bad Habits I have

Not cleaning, yelling at my kids, and letting myself worry

38. My future goals

I wanna buy a house, drive and get my license, work on my anxiety and depression, always communicate with my husband, and get my GED

39. Something I fantasise about

Kid free nights! 🤤

40. My favourite store

Target 🎯

41. My favourite food

Salmon or tacos

42. What I did yesterday

Was a lazy ass bum because my husband didn’t work all day so I got to relax a bit.

43. Something I’m talented at

Making jewelry

44. My idea of the perfect date

No kids, dinner, shopping, and cuddling in bed watching a movie falling asleep together

45. My celebrity crush

There are plenty.

46. My favourite blog

There are so many good ones I can’t pick just one!

47. Number of kids I want

I wanted 2 but have 3 so 3?

48. Do I smoke/drink

Nope

49. One word that describes me

Forgetful

50. My favourite quote

“Be your own kind of beautiful”.

As always stay beautiful loves!

Jackie

Everything Beauty

Thought this might be fun!

Lipstick, Gloss, Lip Stain, Balm, or Lip Liner?

-Lipsticks for sure.

2. How do you make your Lipstick / Lip Gloss last longer?

– I fill my lips completely in with a transparent liner first.

3. How do you pick a Lip Color that looks good on my skin color?

– I literally don’t think this matters. I’ll wear any color.

4. What are some cheap ways to take care of chapped lips?

– just any cheap chapstick works honestly.

5. Favorite drugstore lip product?

– Probably the maybelline super stay matte lipsticks.

6. Favorite brand name lip product?

– Jeffree Star hands down.

7. Do you usually play up or play down your lips?

– Play up!!

8. Eyeliner in Pencil, Gel, or Liquid?

– Pencil. I suck with any though.

9. How do you do a cat eye?

– I am too eyeliner challenge for that shit. lol

10. What do you use to remove eye makeup and mascara?

– Makeup wipes or wet wipes. I have a few oil based makeup removers but I don’t care for them.

11. How do you make your eye makeup last longer?

– Eyeshadow primer, and a setting spray.

12. Cream or Powder eye shadow?

– Both.

13. What tricks can you do to make your eyelashes look longer?

– Mascara.

14. How do you brighten up your eyes?

-Put a pop of white or color in the inner corner of your eyes.

15. What color(s) go with your eyes?

– Bright shades. Like greens and blues.

16. Favorite drugstore eyeliner?

– I know it’s Maybelline but I done remember the name of it.

17. Favorite drugstore eyeshadow?

– Oh lord. Probably Flower brand.

18. Favorite drugstore mascara?

– Maybelline. I don’t remember it’s name either but it’s blue.

19. Favorite drugstore eye pallette?

– Don’t have one right now.

20. Favorite brand name eyeliner?

– Stila

21. Favorite brand name eyeshadow?

– Urban Decay, Morphe, and TooFaced.

22. Favorite brand name mascara?

– Tarte

23. Favorite brand name palette?

– Too Faced Festival

25. If you can only use one eye makeup product, what would it be?

– Eyeshadow. Hands down.

26. What is the difference between an eye primer and an eye base?

– I thought they were the same thing….

27. Any tips on applying falsies?

I can’t figure out how to apply them for the life of me so no.

28. Favorite brand of falsies?

-none haha

29. How do you pick your shade of foundation?

– Pick the lightest shade. I mean I’m basically Edward Cullen. 🤷🏻‍♀️

30. What’s a good foundation for oily skin?

Definitely Fenti with a good primer.

31. What’s a good foundation for dry skin?

Same just use a moisturizer and primer before.

32. What’s a good foundation for normal skin?

– Again Fenti

33. How do you pick a foundation for your skin color?

– lightest shade.

34. Tinted Moisturizer, BB Cream, or Foundation?

– Foundation

35. What is a BB Cream?

– BB stands for beauty balm. 

36. What do you use to apply your Foundation?

– Beauty Blender

37. How can I make my nose look slimmer or straighter?

– Contouring

38. Cream, Powder, or Liquid Blush?

– I prefer powder

39. Favorite foundation?

-Fenti

40. Favorite concealer?

– Any really. I hardly use one.

41. How do you conceal a pimple?

– Lots of concealer.

42. How do you conceal dark circles?

– Use a concealer a little ligher than your skintone, after you apply foundation and blind into your skin. Setting with a powder.

43. How do you get rid of or lessen dark circles?

– Sleep. haha

44. What is your daily skin care routine?

– I don’t really have one.

45. What is your weekly skin care routine?

– Face wash and moisturizer

46. How do you prep your face for makeup?

– primer and moisturizer

47. How do you take off your makeup?

– makeup wipes or wet wipes

48. What are some DIY face masks?

– I’m not sure google it.

49. Where can you buy face masks?

– Walmart target Sephora

50. What facial moisturizer do you recommend?

– Depends on your skin type. I use Olay.

51. How can I get rid of or shrink my big pores?

– You cannot get rid of your big pores.

52. How do you highlight your face?

– I honestly just grab a random highlighter from my drawer. I’ve been loving a purple one from Wet N Wild.

53. How do you contour your face?

– I suck in my cheeks and use a bronzer. 

54. How often should you clean your makeup brushes?

– Not sure how often you should but I normally forget. Oops.

55. How do you clean your makeup brushes?

– Soap and water with my little scrub finger thing.

56. What are some inexpensive makeup brushes?

– Walmart has tons

57. Do you prefer matte or shimmer eyeshadows?

– both

58. Do you prefer matte or dewey skin?

– Matte. 

59. Do you prefer matte or shiny lipstick / lipgloss?

– matte.

60. When did you start wearing makeup?

– I remember playing with it as a kid but in middle school I started. Quit until I was about 18. And then quit again until about 2 years ago.

61. Who taught you to put on makeup?

– Myself and YouTube

62. What if your favorite brand of makeup?

– Urban Decay and Jeffree Star

63. What product do you never leave home without?

– Lipstick

64. If you only had $50 dollars for makeup, what would you buy?

– Wet N Wild. They have seriously stepped their game up!

65. Who is your favorite beauty guru on youtube?

– Nadi from Poplux

66. How long do you take to get ready in the morning?

– Depends if I do my whole face or just get my clothes on. Face 30 minuets to and hour. Just clothes 5 minutes.

67. What online makeup store is your favorite?

– Bh Cosmetics

68. Who are your favorite beauty blogs on tumblr?

– I just look at pictures haha

69. How long should you keep a product?

– Depends on the product. No more then a couple years.

70. What product are you hoping to buy next?

– I’ve been eyeing that crayon eyeshadow palette and the Jeffree Star blood sugar one. Also really want a set of Morphe brushes and more of Jeffree’s lipsticks and highlighters.

As always stay beautiful!

Jackie ❤️

Jeffree Star Lipstick Review

Hey girl!

It’s been a few weeks since I have posted anything. So I figured you all would be wanting a new post. Or maybe no one reads this or gives a crap. I mean either way today I’m doing a new post.

Who here has heard of Jeffree Star? Show of hands?

I honestly had no idea who he was just had heard of his makeup line. Everyone kept telling me I needed to try his makeup. But honestly I didn’t realize he as a person was so popular too until I started watching him on YouTube recently.

After a couple weeks of watching him I’m like okay I need to look at his makeup. Unfortunately it’s only sold online. Bummer. Because I like swatching before I go out and buy something. But I decided for only $18 a tube (yes I said only I have some pretty expensive lipsticks in my collection) I needed to try at least one. Also his highlighters look killer. But I feel figured lipstick was a good place to start. I wanted originally to get one lipstick and his new eyeshadows. But when I went to order it was sold out! Bummer again! So I decided to order 3 shades and a lip scrub.

Ordering is super easy. But if he has a new product come out girl you better get on it because they seem to sell out fast. I ordered and had my order in like 4 days. So pretty fast! I also love that they send you notifications when your package has been delivered. Very very nice in my opinion.

Packaging was killer. Like beautiful. Each item was wrapped in tissue paper sealed with a sticker. All in a pink box. That wasn’t labeled all over as being Jeffree Star witch I can appreciate. Because we have had an issue with something being stolen in the past because the company had their name on the box and they knew what was inside. I forgot to take a picture of it in the packaging. Don’t kill me. I was excited.

I ordered these three lipsticks and the one lip scrub. The lip scrub is Spearmint. From left to right the lipsticks are Breakfast At Tiffany’s (blue shade), Pussywhipped (copper shade) (also I appreciate his names so much), and the last one is Anna Nicole (red orange shade).

Something I noticed upon opening these that the blue shade smells like mint. The other two have a very gross like nail polish kinda smell. Not sure why or it that’s normal just thought I’d note that.

I’ll start with the lip scrub. Honestly when I opened this and smelled it I just wanted to eat the entire jar. I was warned that I’d want to. haha My husband wasn’t as impressed. He thought it smelled like toothpaste. If you don’t like mint like my husband though then this is not the lip scrub for you. Luckily he has several other non mint flavors.

Inside it’s a light green shade. And you can see all the little sugar crystals. I wanna make note though that the size of his lip scrubs are huge. Like I’ve tried several other brands and most are tiny little jars and aren’t able to be eaten. His are!

I tried this last night and totally didn’t read if I was supposed to wet my lips or not. (His website doesn’t say to I just looked) So I did it dry and it was a tad bit hard to rub around because it is slightly crumbly but once you get moving it it works a ton better. I did opt to lick it off rather then wipe because let’s be honest this crap smells damn good. So keep that in mind. It taste as good as it smells. (I had to go make a cup of mint tea afterwards!)

Overall it definitely did make my lips a ton ton smoother. So I’ll definitely be buying other flavor options.

Next up we have the lipstick in the shade Breakfast At Tiffany’s. This was the one that was the reason for my order. This shade is absolutely beautiful in the picture on his website. Normally I go for darker blues but this one was kinda a teal and it just spoke to me.

Upon first swatch I noticed this one goes on super pigmented! Like bam! In your face! Blinding teal blue color. So if you aren’t into crazy colors I’d say steer clear of this one. I though love Crazy shades. Like I need a crazy blue color in my life.

This color on the face though is killer. Like absolutely killer. It’s beautiful! And it literally never budged all day! The look I created with this one is my favorite look I’ve ever done. I definitely give this one high praise. It is very drying though so if you don’t like that I’d shy away from his lipsticks.

Next we Have Pussy Whipped.

The copper shade. Honestly I don’t know about this one. Is so gorgeous swatched and in the tube but on my lips it just didn’t show up. Totally could of been because I had just scrubbed them to death trying out a long lasting lipstick I don’t know. But I had to use about six coats to get this. And I’m not even very happy with it.

I wanna love this color though so maybe I’ll give it another go later and see what I think. Also ignore my eye makeup I had done a completely different look and decided to switch lipsticks even though it didn’t really go. This one is sticky. But could of been the 15,000 coats I did.

Next we have Anna Nicole. The reddish orange shade. Swatching it I was iffy. Not on the color itself but the color on me. I look terrible in red but good in orange. It’s a strange deal.

I had a difficult time deciding on a look for this one. So I just took a picture of what it looks like on.

It honestly looks very thin! But after it dried I love the way it looks. It just is very hard to apply because it does look watery when putting it on.

Overall I do love his lipsticks! Definitely worth $18 a tube. As a bonus here is dirty money too!

It’s definitely a fave!

And as always stay beautiful!

Jackie🤗

It’s Been A Year

Well guys, it’s officially been over a year since I’ve blogged. I’m sure your all asking yourself why Jackie? Why? Because life has quite literally kicked my ass lately. And is continuing to do so on almost a daily basis. I guess I should start off with where I left off in my life in December of 2016. I found I was pregnant somewhere around that last blog. And let me say we were shocked and scared and just in general not ready. Mostly because we had been attempting to prevent pregnancy. My pregnancy was rough. Like very rough. Vomiting for days. Dizziness. Anxiety. And two kids already kicking my butt. I wanted to post a blog when we found out the gender but well that never happened because that week was literally insane. The day we found out we were expecting a beautiful baby….

Girl!!!!

Obviously of no shock to anyone we were having a girl. Around the same time my Dad had surgery and my Mom was put in the hospital as well. Nora had her second birthday shortly after all of this. I wish I had blogged about her party but I was still so sick and life just kept hitting.

Shortly after her party my parents decided to get a divorce. Witch is something I haven’t really spoken to anyone about except my husband. It literally hit me harder then I ever expected it to. Keep in mind these are two people that my entire life I knew weren’t meant to be together. But it still hurt. And for some reason felt like my fault. And it hit my kids very hard. Especially Elli. So hard that we have struggled with her since.

After my parents spilt it was basically just weeks of going through everything at their old place and being so sick. My body tried to go into labor at 35 weeks but luckily they were able to stop it.

We managed to make it past Elli’s 4th birthday party!

Witch was a blessing! Because I was so worried she would be born on Elli’s birthday.

Her due date was fast approaching and signs of labor had kinda cooled off. So my OBGYN decided to induce me the night of my due date. And on September 20th 2017 Lorelai Grace was born!

I’ve really talked about my experience with her birth. It was very different for me emotionally. Literally the night I had her I felt so so so alone. Like I was so happy that this beautiful thing was mine and my husband’s. But I felt so alone. Like I had just lost part of me. And that part of me was now outside my body and I needed to protect it no matter what. Like I didn’t feel like me unless I was holding her. I spent the first few weeks after her birth not wanting her out of my sight because I thought she would die. Along with feeling so overwhelmed. I was so depressed. Elli was acting out about the events with my parents and having another sibling and I felt like I was slowly losing her. And Nora was adjusting to not being the baby anymore. I wasn’t sleeping because I was trying to breast feed and she wasn’t getting enough so she was basically latching 24/7 and screaming when she wasn’t latched. I felt like dying. I wanted to die. And I couldn’t stop the feeling. I just wanted to hurt myself to make me myself not feel at all.

I’m aware that it was postpartum depression. And I knew it was. So my husband convinced me to get help. My OBGYN changed my anxiety and depression medicine and recommended therapy.

I’m doing better now. Juggling being a mom of 3 is getting easier. And I’m slowly getting in a routine.

Christmas was great. My Mom spent it here with the kids and they had probably the best one they have ever had.

Christmas night was spent with the rest of the family. I was so busy that I didn’t take any pictures unfortunately.

We all had a cold on Christmas as well so no one was feeling well at all.

We went from Christmas until the last week or so with the cold to having a stomach flu. Witch today we are all just now getting over.

I’m wanting to start blogging again. I can’t say I’ll have a set schedule because life keeps getting the best of me but I’m definitely going to try and write at least once a week. I’d also like to start adding make up into my blog somehow. But we will see how that goes.

And as always stay beautiful. 💗

Hey there remember me? 

Hey there long time no see right? You all probably thought I forgot about you guys right? Nope! Life just has hit hard lately so I probably should catch you all up on our life right?

First off we adopted a doggy! 

Yep that’s her and all her puppy cuteness! She’s about 11 weeks old right now and we got her at about 8 weeks. Her name is Rory (you all know I gotta get my Gilmore Girls in there somehow!) and we are pretty sure she’s a lab/pit mix. She’s the sweetest little thing. 
Next off obviously we have been Christmas shopping. The kids are completely done. Santa did good this year. Not to toot his own horn or anything. 😉 Also why the heck do they make baby dolls that poop and pee? Elli asked for one (Santa may of gotten her one. Haha) but these things are so expensive and if you wanna change a diaper kid Nora wouldn’t mind you changing hers and it won’t cost Santa anything. haha 

Shopping for Nora was hard this year because she’s not into very much yet except animals really and dress up. She’s in love with dressing up. (Santa may of gotten her that as well. haha) Elli asked Santa for so much he had a hard time picking. 
We did secret Santa with my family and I got my sister in law. I can’t really say what I got her because honestly I have no idea if she reads my blogs. Is she does then she knows I have her name now. haha 
On a more serious note I have been really struggling with anxiety lately. Like to the point that I was put on Lexapro (sp?) and it had been helping a lot. But the last few days I’ve gotten to where I have at least one bad panic attack every evening. I’ve had worse obviously but these are different from any other panic attacks I’ve ever had. I shake, I hyperventilate, I can’t breathe, I don’t wanna be touched, I feel like I’m falling apart. I’m used to most of that but I’ve never been like don’t touch me. Usually I just want someone to hug me and make me feel like everything is okay. These if anyone touches me I just feel like I can’t move and I’m just repulsed by anyone even near me. 

Hopefully making a doctors appointment soon to get all this figured out. I hate having an anxiety disorder that I can’t control. It makes me feel like a failure. And it’s something I can’t help. I know that. But I desperately wanna feel normal. 
I’ll update you all more in a few days. I promise after the holidays I should be back on a normal blogging schedule. And as always stay beautiful.