Monday, August 15, 2011

face, outfit, & nails of the day (& some busy kitties)

Hello, friends! It's tax-free weekend here in Orlando, and that makes this shopaholic one happy girl! My friend and I went shopping together on Saturday to take advantage (I'll show you what I picked up in my next post!). It's kind of my ritual to go shopping/browsing on Sunday, when I'm off work, and I'd even gotten my grocery shopping done Saturday, so I'd been thinking, "What will I do with my day now??" Well, of course, this morning I go to take my allergy pill, and it's the last one.  Oh, darn, another trip to Target? ;)

Anyways, the sun was out in full force when I went outside to take some face pics before I left -- it was brutal!! I just snapped these really quickly (I think I even had a brush/kitty hair on my nose!) and ran back inside. I'm not a summer girl! Needless to say, I wanted to keep the makeup simple. I'm really liking light makeup looks lately.  I find them easier to pull off when my hair is lighter, too - when my hair was dark, light makeup made me look even paler than I already am -  not good.

Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation (my new HG foundation, no question!)
Dior Aurora
Chanel Bronze Rose (as blush)
TheBalm Mary Lou-Manizer
Garnier Anti-Dark Circle roller

UDPP in Sin
Buxom Stay-There shadow in Mutt
MAC Shadestick in Nurture (under eyes, in inner corners, and cupid's bow)
MAC Lingering brow pencil
FairyDrops Scandal Queen mascara

MAC Blossom Culture sheen supreme lipstick

OPI Uh-Oh Roll Down the Window (still cringing at that name)

TOP: Gap

And I picked up something unexpected at Target...

(will be whipping out my Spanx for this!)

Next month, my parents will be celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary here in Orlando with my brother and me (and my birthday just happens to be in September, too), and I thought this dress would be a nice choice for when we all go to dinner together. :) I'm so excited for their visit!

I'll show you the rest of my tax-free shopping from Saturday in my next post, which should be up by Tuesday.

I can't go without sharing some pics of my little guys - I can't believe how quickly they're growing! As you can see, they've been very busy this week....

Donating to Goodwill...

Doing the laundry...

Doing the dishes...

Trying on shoes...

...and making me smile, of course :)

As always, thanks so much for reading! 

<3 Jess


  1. I'm so happy you're back to blonde! Looks very pretty.
    Loving the makeup and cat pictures hehe.


  2. These are such cute pictures! I'm not a cat person, but they made me smile :)

    Kisses, Melanie

  3. Your blog gave me the final push to try the Bourjois healthy mix foundation and I LOVE it!
    btw- I want that Target dres!!!

  4. I love your necklace and the bright dress! The color of your dress looks amazing with your blond hair. And you're making me want to order that foundation but I have to rein-in my spending a little :)

  5. oh my goodness! They're adorable! I love that dress you picked up from target. I wish we had tax free days in Illinois!

  6. Love your makeup here, and the kitties are adorable!

  7. Love those make-up colors on you! I like the hair color, too - and OF COURSE I love the kitty pix!

  8. Your skin looks flawless here- So pretty and cute :) Oh and also your kitties are precious, my favorite pictures is the one donating to goodwill haha

  9. Your kittehs look exactly like my two: William (marmie) and Mulder (all black). Marmies seem to be cuddlebugs, don't they? Great job with the blog, as well!

  10. That dress is gorgeous, and I love your lip colour too! Love the way you incorporate your face, outfit and some random piccies into these posts, they are awesome (and I adore your kittehs, too!)

  11. I LOVE that snakeskin bag!...and you clothes and your make up and of course the kitties! :)