Thursday, July 28, 2011

nkotbsb and new hair! (fotd, ootd, & kitty pics)

Hello everyone! First off I want to say thank you to anyone who purchased from my very first blog sale. Everything shipped yesterday! :) There are lots of things still available, so do check it out if you're so inclined.

Now, anyone who follows me on Twitter might have heard (read?) me gushing about the NKOTBSB (New Kids on the Block & Backstreet Boys) concert. My amazing parents got tickets for me & a friend as an early birthday present (my birthday is in September!). Backstreet Boys are my faaaaavorite! I've been to five shows of theirs before this one! I was completely obsessed with them as a teen (I was all about Howie!), and I still buy their albums. My high school best friend and I were so obsessed, in fact, that we actually went to Howie's parents' house in Orlando and met his dad (we brought flowers for his mom, who wasn't home)! We met some of the guys before a show in Chicago once, too, when we camped out 7 hours before the show. Yeah, obsessed!

I'm a New Kids on the Block fan, too (Jordan's my fave), so needless to say, I was really excited about the show, and felt it was a night worthy of a really dramatic eye. ;)

I also got my hair chopped off earlier in the week - and I'm gradually making my way back to blonde, too. :)

 Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation
Dior Aurora bronzer
MAC Warmth of Coral mineralize blush
The Balm Mary Lou-Manizer

UDPP in Sin
Chanel Prelude Quad... as a base (I didn't think it was dramatic enough!)
Chanel Vert Khaki e/s (inner lid)
Shu Uemura P Green 595 e/s (outer lid, crease)
MAC Sand & Sun e/s (brow bone)
LORAC Front of the Line Pro liner
MAC Lord It Up pearlglide liner + UD 24/7 liner in Lucky (blended on waterline)
UD 24/7 shadow pencil in Sin (inner corners)
MAC Lingering brow pencil
Maybelline The Falsies Flared + MUFE Smoky Lash

Topshop Nevada lipstick

Chanel Graphite on the nails

hanging out with "Nick Carter" (Backstreet Boys)

SANDALS: Miss Trish for Target
BAG: Aldo
WATCH: Michael Kors
EARRINGS: Forever21

caught a glimpse of the real Nick Carter backstage - nice pic, huh? :P

A few of my pics of the show...


Boyz II Men made an appearance as a surprise for BSB, since Orlando is where the Backstreet Boys got their start - the crowd (including me!) went crazy! All three groups performed "End of the Road" together.

Howie, my favorite!

The End :(

Before I go, I feel like I just can't do a post without including some pictures of Sammy and Mouse. They're growing up so fast!!

Sorry for bombing you all with so many photos, but I just couldn't help myself. ;) 

Thanks so much for reading - I love you guys!

<3 Jess

(By the way, I can't wait to do my July Favorites post - so many great new discoveries! I'm going to go beyond my usual scope and include non-makeup favorites, too. I might start doing that regularly even... We'll see! See you then!)


  1. I LOVE you hair, makeup outfit AND the nail polish! Gah..I never really thought about Graphite, and now I've convinced myself I need it >.< You're kind of a bad influence on me..a lil bit :/

    Regardless, I'm glad you had an awesome time at the concert! :) <33 xxx

  2. you look lovely~ hope to see BSB live too:/

    your kittehs are so cute!!! =3

  3. I thought I was the only person who favorited Howie! Good to know someone else has great taste.

    I used to work in a resturaunt in the town close to were Kevin Richardson lives. He and his family come to eat there every year the week before Christmas and while I was working there I got to greet him twice. I nearly peed my pants both times. The first time I was so nervous I actually asked his last name to put on the seating list and I got so embasrassed but he was so nice to me about it.

    Love your blog!

  4. Wow, you were so close at the concert!

    Love your eyeshadow.

  5. Awww @ the kittehs!! OMG that concert looks like it would be SO much fun! Totally jealous!
    Your FOTD is stunning, smokey eyes look so good on you!

  6. Gorgeous makeup, love the hair, outfit is lovely!
    omg! I was also obsessed with BSB when I was younger, bought all the albums, but I only went to 1 concert and I was so giddy the whole time hehe :p

  7. Thanks for your comments!

    Rachel - You enable me all the time - it's only fair. ;)

    Buy Rift - Thank you! I hope you get a chance to see them, too!

    Kolaleenia - Yay Howie! ;) I love your story about Kevin's family! Lucky girl!! You reminded me that my friend and I saw his brother eating at the NYPD Pizza in Orlando that Lou Pearlman used to own (before everyone learned he was scum!). We flipped out - he's almost as handsome as Kevin!

    River - We were thinking our seats wouldn't be very good, as they were to the side of the stage, so we were pleasantly surprised when we sat down! I have to thank my camera's zoom for the pics I got, though - we weren't THAT close!

    Danielle - Thanks girl! How are your doggies?

    Betty - Their concerts are a rush, aren't they? They brought out the teen in me again for sure!

  8. Looking forward to your favorites post! One of the reasons I started following your blog (like, months ago!) was because you love Disney and other cute things, so I bet I can get great recommendations for non-makeup things from you (i.e. I got "Tangled" on Blu-ray and loved it, so thanks!). BSB sure takes me back, haha...