Wednesday, December 30, 2015

My Month in 5 Photos | December 2015

2015 is over people. I can't believe it, but I've never been more excited for a new year to start. I believe the next year is going to bring a lot of change into my life, and I am looking forward to it! I will be graduating from graduate school, hopefully getting my first big girl job and starting my dream career! I'm here today to round up my month in 5 photos, per the usual. 

1. I had the opportunity to volunteer at a toy-drive with a friend and it was so inspiring! We helped the day before the actual event and just helped set things up. The photos below are just two rooms out of multiple rooms of items for families in need to have for the holidays. It was amazing seeing how many items were donated to families in need, and it really helps put things in perspective! 

My grad school cohort went to this place after class that is called the Family Fun Center, which is basically where I belong. I hit the jackpot on this monopoly machine and it took about 10 minutes for all 1,000 tickets to print out! It started to get embarrassing as I just stood there waiting and kids walked by looking like they wanted to cry. It was a great time, with great friends! 

My work had its annual christmas party, which was simultaneously a goodbye party for one of my close friends! I am lucky to have a few great friends which I work with, and unfortunately my closest work friend (I call him my work husband!!) is moving on to another career path and I'm sad to see him go! I obviously wish him all the best, and know he will succeed in anything he goes! It was a good excuse for some good drinks with good people though!

Santa brought this chick some new cowboy boots! I was so happy. I've been line dancing with my friend Lauren since this summer pretty consistently, so I wanted a nicer pair of boots since my current boots were extremely cheap! Santa brought both of us some new boots, and we got to break them in this past weekend! Mine are the ones on the right, the picture doesn't do them justice, they are SO sparkly in person!

I also started redecorating my bathroom this month. Once I got the shower curtain below for christmas, I immediately started getting black/white/gold items for the bathroom. I thankfully discovered gold spray paint which helped me transform some mason jars, and my shower curtain hooks to a perfect gold. I hung up a gold canvas and the room was immediately more my style! 

Did you do anything fun this month? Leave a comment below with your favorite memory from December! I can't wait for the new year, and I hope to bring these types of posts monthly.

As always, thanks for reading.
xoxo, Jaimie. 

Monday, December 21, 2015

The Makeup Eraser | Worth The Hype?

Today's post is a review of The Makeup Eraser. If you aren't sure what I'm talking about, here is a link to their website! I've seen so many people on my Facebook sharing information about this item and posting about it like crazy, it definitely intrigued me. It is a independent sale item (also now sold at Sephora), so I was a little hesitant if it was actually worth the hype, or if people were just trying to make their monthly commission goals.

What is it?

This is straight from their website: 
"The MakeUp Eraser removes 100% of your makeup with water only. Just wet the cloth and remove your makeup. This includes waterproof eyeliner and mascara, HD makeup and much more. The best part's reusable. Throw it in the wash and no stains remain. The MakeUp Eraser will last up to 1,000 washes and eliminates the need to buy disposable product to remove your makeup. The MakeUp Eraser is a pink (also available in black & blue) cloth with a hand-sewn sateen edge that's plush and soft to the touch"

So the "magic" of this product is the material of the cloth and the way that is is sewn. It honestly still doesn't make a lot of sense to me, but that is what a few people have told me that sell the product.

How to use: 

It is really simple to use. You just get a little section of it wet (I use warm water) and then start to remove your makeup in circular motions. You can also use this right over your eye makeup in circular motions to remove your mascara/eyeliner. I then just hang it over my towe track for the night and reuse it the next day. This product basically repels water, so it doesn't drip water everywhere or make a giant mess, which is plus!

How did it perform?

This worked SO well. I honestly am so surprised at how well it worked. It instantly removed all of my face makeup and eye makeup and left my skin feeling so smooth. I followed up with a cotton pad and some toner to see if there was makeup left behind, and there was barely anything! It removed everything so well. I've tried this for a little over a week, and it's worked perfectly every night.

I was wondering how this would work with reusing it and washing it, so I wanted to make sure that I went through that process before writing my review. After I ran out of areas to use the towel with, I just threw this in the washing machine with a normal load of laundry. It removed all of the stains that were on it, and it has the same texture that it did before, extremely soft! Here is what my MakeUp Eraser looked like right before tossing it in the washing machine, after about 9 uses.

Overall Review: 

I highly recommend this! The $20 is a one-time price that gives you a way to remove ALL of your makeup multiple times. I am curious to see how long this does hold up it's quality, as it claims to be good for up to 1000 washes, which is insane. I do still love traditionally washing my face, I don't think I'll ever stop doing that, but this is a great alternative to makeup remover wipes, which are crazy expensive! I also think this would make a really nice gift for a family member or friend who wears makeup!

If you are interested in purchasing a MakeUp Eraser, you can reach out to my friend Brook, she sent me this product in exchange for a review and she was extremely nice to work with! Here is her website so you can order product through her link!! 

Monday, December 7, 2015

Celebrity Style Steal : Chrissy Teigen

Have you ever wished that you could own the same clothes as some of your favorite celebrities? I know I do, I scroll through my Instagram and just wish that I had the same closet as some of them!! Today I'm taking a few top looks from my one of my favorite celebrities and letting you all know where you can find these looks for less. If you have a suggestion for the next Celebrity Style Steal post, let me know! Today, we are featuring Chrissy Teigen, if anyone has followed any of my celebrity style posts, you would know that she is basically my style icon!! 


I love this street-style look! The gray dress can be dressed up or dressed down, and looks so comfortable! I am obsessed with the olive green floor length trench, but couldn't find anything identical to it, it is very unique. I also love the strappy heels that she is wearing with this outfit, these type of shoes are really in style, and I think that these nude ones can go well with so many different outfits. 


This next look is adorable on Chrissy! The blouse is so delicate, but can easily be turned edgy with the shorts and scrappy heels. I was surprised to see that her blouse is from the LC Collection at Kohls! It is so affordable and looks much more designer than Kohls. I linked the exact match below. The shorts were hard to find an exact match, and it is hard to find something that material, that has that type of fit. The black heels really top this look off, this is one of my favorite looks of hers!


This is such a cute, casual look. I love the hat, as it adds a chic touch to a very simple outfit. I unfortunately can't pull off those types of shorts, but I also think this would look adorable with a pair of ripped boyfriend jeans, and black heels or booties. 

Distressed Denim Shorts - $15.90


Do you have any other celebrities that you wish you could get their look for less? Let me know and I'd love to try and find some of their looks for cheaper! 

As always, thanks for reading.
xoxo, Jaimie