Monday, October 24, 2011

Top 7 Beauty Essentials

Inspired by a post on my favorite beauty board Beauty Bling I decided to post about my current top 7 beauty essentials. Are you on the Bling? I'm jessilynn19, look me up! I would love to hear your must have beauty items.

1. Rapidlash-I've been using this every night for the past 3 months and notice a huge difference in my lashes, especially in length
2. NYX Terra Cotta blush-great pigment, very natural looking-I find myself reaching for this daily
3. MAC Woodwinked eyeshadow-I love that it's softly metallic and so easy to blend
4. Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Zero-smoothest, longest lasting liner, still impressed by this
5. Kendi Bamboo Dry Oil Mist-my hair just soaks this stuff up! I spray it on my ends while damp and my hair feels so much silkier-this is a new staple! I got the 100 pt sample from Sephora and just caved and got the full size, glad I did
6. BeautyBlender Sponge-I mist this with the moisturizing spray before dipping into my foundation and it looks airbrushed-one of my favorite buys in a long time
7. Cinema Secrets foundation palette-I still have a bit of a summer tan so I love being able to blend the colors together as my tan fades. I apply with the damp BeautyBlender sponge-the trick is to wet the sponge so that foundation is perfectly thinned out, it keeps it from looking cakey throughout the day

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Rocking the Poodle Skirt for Halloween Halloween Costume Review

This 1950's poodle skirt outfit I received from is so cute and surprisingly comfortable to wear. It's a simple one piece design with a black and white striped lycra top attached to a pink felt skirt. It comes with a black belt and black neck scarf, which ended up tying around my ponytail. My boyfriend made a homemade belt loop out of black electrical tape to help keep the belt fastened since there's no loop. The poodle on the skirt is black with little mini sequins that are actually part of the fabric so they don't fall off throughout the night. I don't own a pair of the traditional bobby shoes so I paired it with some black mules that were sitting in the back of my closet. This costume is so versatile-you could wear it to a party, to work, I love that it's appropriate for so many occasions.
1955 Ford Sunliner convertible generously provided by Mr. Ron Lokay of Northampton, PA

I'm very impressed with the wide selection available on CostumeSupercenter-they have tons of costumes in every category imaginable and there are always great deals to be had. I especially appreciated the helpful size charts and customer reviews. I chose a size small based on the chart and it fit perfectly. It was very easy to pick out a costume without a lot of guesswork. They ship the same day that they receive your order (mine came in 5 days!) so there's plenty of time to get a costume in time for Halloween. 
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Disclosure-I received a sample product in order to write an honest review. No financial compensation was provided and all opinions given are strictly my own.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Halloween Smiley Cookies Review

 Smiley Halloween Cookie Review

Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year-I have a blast decorating the house with orange lights, pumpkins, and spooky black cats. I usually do quite a bit of baking and can't resist whipping up a few of those gummy worm cupcakes, or a bowl of Halloween punch surrounded my spiders and bats. I go all out! This year I was lucky enough to receive some bewitching Smiley Halloween cookies from They're adorable Jack O Lantern shaped gourmet sugar cookies that are so festive and cute! I arranged them on a plate with a black napkin and fall leaves and even adult's eyes lit up like kids when they saw them. Needless to say, they didn't last very long! I couldn't resist sinking my fangs into these delicious Halloween cookies, especially in such a cute pumpkin shape with candy corn eyes. Hand iced and made fresh daily, they are perfect for any Halloween party snack, Halloween gift basket, or any fall occasion. Head over to and watch your friends and family goblin them up! has generously created a special offer for my readers just in time for Halloween-simply "like" them on their Facebook page to get 20% off of any Halloween cookies or gift baskets. 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Jack Sparrow at Country Junction

I got distracted by this awesome statue of Captain Jack Sparrow while we were shopping for furniture at Country Junction in Lehighton. I think he'd make a great addition to the farmhouse, but I'd settle for one of those cool home bars!