Sunday, April 29, 2012

the official blog sale post! *ON HIATUS*

**UPDATE: Due to current weather conditions in Chicago (and the fact that I am no longer driving), I will not be making any trips to the post office in the near future. When weather improves, I will be able to ship items again, and will probably add new items to this post as well. Thanks for understanding!**

Yes, it's blog sale time again! In other words, time to purge the overflowing stash. >_< 

All used/swatched lipsticks will be wiped clean before shipping. Further disinfecting is at the buyer's discretion.

If an item's box is shown in the photo, the box will be included.


If you are interested in anything, please CONTACT ME by e-mail @ In the initial e-mail message, please include the item(s) you would like along with your full name and shipping address. I will reply promptly with the total and my paypal information.

Payments must be received within 24 hrs from when my response e-mail is sent. If I do not receive payment for an item(s) by the 24-hour mark, it/they will be taken off hold.  Please note: I WILL NOT SHIP ORDERS UNDER $10. (I no longer have a car, and it's not worth the effort!)


US: $5 (includes tracking number). 


ALL SALES ARE FINAL, no refunds or returns.

Now that that's out of the way, on with the fun stuff!! :D

  • YSL Rouge Volupte Perle #108 Celestial Mauve $23 SOLD
  • Estee Lauder Vivid Shine Pure Color lipstick in Mauve Struck $15 SOLD
  • Estee Lauder Vivid Shine Pure Color lipstick in Hot Coraline (used ~3 times) $12 SOLD
  • Dolce & Gabbana Classic Cream lipstick in Mandorla $23
  • Clarins Rouge Prodige #101 Tender Rose $14 SOLD

  • Chanel Rouge Coco Shine #68 Candeur (LE) $25 SOLD
  • Chanel Rouge Coco Shine #48 Evasion (used ~3 times) $20 SOLD
  • Chanel Rouge Allure Intense #112 Fantasque (LE) $23
  • Tom Ford Lip Color in Spanish Pink $35 SOLD
  • Dior Rouge Dior Nude Lip Blush #123 Trompe L'Oeil $21 SOLD
  • Dior Rouge Dior Nude Lip Blush #263 Swan $21 SOLD

  • Kevyn Aucoin Expert Lip Color in Bloodroses $21 SOLD
  • Bobbi Brown Sheer Lip Color in Melba $18
  • Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lip Colour in Angelic $18
  • Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited BG 911 $21
  • Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Parisienne Pink (LE, Mon Shu Girl packaging) $21

  • MAC lipsticks (LE): Deepest Wish, Dramatic Encounter $12 each

  • Flower Beauty (Drew Barrymore) Velvet Kiss Sticks in Set Me Freesia, Chocolate Lily $3 each

  • Topshop Lip Bullet in There She Goes $9
  • Khroma Beauty Joystick in Modern Mauve $6

  • MAC eyeshadows (all LE): Surf USA, Vainglorious SOLD, Smoke & Diamonds SOLD (S&D used 3-4 times) $10 each
  • Urban Decay Moondust shadow in Diamond Dog $8 SOLD
  • Armani Eyes to Kill shadow in #6 Khaki Pulse $20 SOLD
  • NARS single eyeshadow in Etrusque $15 SOLD

(all used 1-3 times)

  • LUSH Gorilla Perfume Forum Special (LE) Snowshowers (1 oz) $30
  • Robert Piguet Fracas (1 oz) $25
  • Tokyomilk Dark Everything & Nothing (2 oz) $20 SOLD
  • Fresh Cannabis Santal (1 oz) $25 SOLD

Items still available from previous blog sale:

  • Topshop Lips in Fawn (swatched 1x) $9
  • Topshop Lips in Wicked (swatched 1x) $9
  • MAC Reel Sexy (worn 1x) $12 SOLD
  • MAC Watch Me Simmer (swatched 1x) $13 SOLD
  • Revlon Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous (worn 1x) $3

  • Burberry Lip Cover in #27 Tulip Pink (used 2x) $21 SOLD
  • Dolce & Gabbana Passion Duo Gloss Fusion lipstick in #200 Imperial (used 2x) $20 SOLD
  • Paul & Joe Sheer lipstick in #103 Just Peachy (used 1x) $15
  • Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited OR520 (swatched 1x) $18 SOLD
  • Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited BG907 (discontinued, used 2-3x) $12 SOLD
  • Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited PK320M (discontinued, swatched 2x) $12 SOLD

  • Sephora Color Last lipstick in Oh My Beige (used 1x) $6
  • Barry M Lip Paints: #100 Baby Pink, #52 Shocking Pink SOLD, #146 Dolly Pink SOLD, #129 Palest Lavender (all swatched 1x) SOLD  $2 each 
  • Victoria's Secret VS Perfect lipstick in Heartbeat (swatched 1x) $5
  • Topshop Lips in Ohh La La (worn 1-2x) $10

  • Revlon Colorburst lipstick in Fashion's Night Pout (LE, never used) $4
  • Revlon Colorburst lipstick in Peach (swatched 1x) $3 SOLD
  • Revlon Lip Butter in Strawberry Shortcake $3 SOLD
  • Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick in Siren $3
  • Revlon Matte lipstick in Smoked Peach $3 SOLD
  • Revlon Colorstay Soft & Smooth lip color in 375 Ripened Red $3

MAC Pigments:

  • The Family Crest (new packaging, LE, swatched 1x) $8 SOLD
  • Pinked Mauve (mini from holiday set, never used) $5
  • Royal Flush (discontinued packaging, used 1x) $8

  • MAC e/s: All That Glitters SOLD, All Races SOLD, Bough Grey SOLD, Maira's Mood, Sushi Flower SOLD $7 each

  • Urban Decay e/s: Woodstock $6
  • Make Up For Ever e/s no. 09 $6

Thank you so much for looking! :)

If you see anything you like, please e-mail me @ with the name(s) of the (items) you would like, along with your full name and shipping address. I will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Thanks again. :D

<3 Jess

Friday, April 27, 2012

my life via instagram, pt. II

Hi all! Sorry I've been utter crap about updating my blog. I don't have a lot of time (when I'm not exhausted) during my week, and lately when I have had some time I've been posting on Instagram, Twitter, or trying to make videos for Youtube. I did also have a teeth-cleaning appointment on one of my days off last week, does that count as an excuse? ;) Anyways, to sum it up, sorry for my slacking. I know not everyone has Instagram, or follows me on Twitter, so I'm going to continue to do these "my life via instagram" posts on a somewhat-regular basis. Hope you enjoy! :)

By the way, I'm going to be having another blog sale very soon! It should be up by Sunday, so keep your eyes peeled if you're interested. :) I'll also tweet about it before it goes live.

On with the show! (heh, I wrote "shoe" first.)

multi-colored mani 

my kitties turned 1-year-old! (oldest pic i have of them, with their litter mate marcel)

another picture of muh bebes as tinies <3

...and another.

Revlon Photoready Cream Blushes in Pinched & Coral Reef

...swatched in the same order

rainy day

wrist (j.crew, michael kors, loft)

matchy-matchy (illamaqua nomad on nails)

face pic.

less filtered.

...and no filter.

yogurt boobies.


cutest thing i've ever bought? (littlest pet shop mama & baby deer)

awesome window display (louis vuitton) - was this the work of katniss everdeen??

tuxedo chunk <3

black velvet chunk <3

my lover, chanel bronzing powder in sable rose.

my beautiful mother turned 60 this past monday. <3 <3 
(i'm the one with the baby-mullet.)

new revlon scented nail polishes in apricot pastry & strawberry cream

"creative" nail swatching (opposite order, obviously!)

the yummiest candle.

face again, this time wearing chanel sable rose.

Like I said, I hope you enjoy these photo-heavy posts. And if you would like to see more of me (God help you), you can also find me on Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram (duh... *see title of post*). My Instagram name is dontcallmejesse (same as my Twitter username) if you'd like to find me there.

I've posted four videos in the past week, but here's the most recent one (filmed the same day that the last photo was taken) if you care to watch me being a dork whilst doing the 10 Little Secrets Tag:

Thanks so much for reading (and watching, and following, and any and all of the awesome things you guys do!). Love you guys!

<3 Jess

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

my life via instagram

I've been having so much fun with Instagram since I finally was able to download the app a few weeks ago (yay for Android phone users!). I thought it'd be fun to share with you some of my favorite uploads so far. I love seeing the weekly update posts so many other fabulous ladies do featuring their Instagram photos - perhaps I'll start doing the same, too. Also, if anyone knows if there's maybe a secret folder in my phone containing larger versions of these files, please clue me in! These are as big as I could post them without them going grainy. Oh well, on with the show.  

Enjoy the pics!

having a nice bath <3

a new favorite children's book.

Virginia Wolf book excerpts.

L'Oreal Versailles Romance.

yes, Mouse, you are big.

nothing like the comfort of a warm cardboard box.

my mug.

deliciousness that's too good to be frozen!

sammy hugs <3

snake eyes.

drugstore polish splurge.

Revlon Photoready cream blush in Pinched.

L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Pink Sapphire.

cows in my backyard (no, seriously).

always stretch before a rigorous... nap.

the outdoorsman.

mouse likes to sleep like he's homeless.

Oh, I should probably mention my Instagram username is "dontcallmejesse" - same as my name on Twitter. So you can find me there if you'd like to see more photos (especially Sammy & Mouse pics) as I post them. :)

I'm uploading a face/outfit/chatty video to my Youtube channel as we speak, and I have a haul video in the works as well.  When the haul video goes up, I should have a correlating post with swatches and whatnot to share as well. :) Yay for frivolous spending!

As always, thank you for reading. You are all lovely beyond words!

<3 Jess