August 14, 2017

Summer Makeup Routine

Clearly I completely forgot that it’s August and I have not put up a single summer related blog post. I thought if I am going to squeeze one in it should totally be about my new and improved summer makeup routine. Over the past few months I have completely revamped my everyday makeup routine to make it incredibly simple and effortless because honestly who wants to wake up twenty to thirty minutes earlier to get glam. Sleep is precious to me and I never want to give up a second of it.

Anyway, lets move on to my summer makeup routine! I will be telling you about my everyday routine as well as my glam-ish routine, which adds just a few extra steps!
Lets get started!

All of my base makeup stays exactly the same no matter what I am doing and includes,
Benefit Porefessional Primer
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer over any spots I want to cover up
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer on top of that if I am needing extra coverage
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder

If I am staying basic I will add
Covergirl Lash Blast Length Mascara (TIP: no joke this mascara gives you an effortless lash lift/extensions look without paying the money of a lash lift and just using mascara!)
And set my entire face with my Wet N Wild Photofocus Setting Spray

If I am getting a little more dressed up I will add
A light wash of eyeshadow to my entire eye, my current go to has been Luscious from the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette
MAC Modern Twist Kajal Eyeliner in my tight line
L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara on my top and bottom lashes
Anastasia Brow Wiz Pencil
Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer
Jeffree Star Eclipse Highlighter
And last but not least I set my entire face with my NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray

I can’t even write about what lippies I wear because it is changing every single time I do my makeup and will range from lip balm to lip gloss to a longwearing liquid lipstick.

I also quickly want to let you know why I am no longer wearing any foundation. I have pretty problematic skin that is extremely sensitive and every time I put on foundation this year it looked cakey, gross and just not cute. I did some research and found that not every girl out there actually wears foundation. My sister along with millions of other people only wear concealer where they need it and I wanted to try it out. As you can tell I quickly fell in love with the way my skin was looking and haven’t put on foundation in months. I realized I don’t need to cake on makeup to make my skin look flawless. I just simply cover the few pimples I have and call it a day and am incredibly happy with the way it has been going! Not to mention I don’t have to pay for foundation anymore and can splurge on concealer if I want!

Anyway! I hope you found this helpful and maybe this post will encourage you to try out just wearing concealer instead of an entire face of makeup!

Have a great week and I will see you all next Monday with a brand new post!

August 7, 2017

44 Thoughts I Had While Watching Life Of Kylie Series Premiere

  1. "Nobody has a perfect life" well clearly you are nobody Kylie. 
  2. Kylie, the only thing out of the ordinary about you isn't that you JUST have nice things. 
  3. This blue wig is actually slaying my existence right now. 
  4. Thank god I am not the only girl who shaves my toe, Kylie does too guys. 
  5. "I FOUND HIM ON INSTAGRAM." Bitch find me on Instagram @kuwcoco 
  6. My passion is makeup too, where is my makeup line now? 
  7. Girl, I need makeup too.
  8. I feel horrible, I try to always force myself to drive my Lambo too but I just keep forgetting.
  9. "Victoria, can you like just pet the dogs or something?" Victoria, can I steal your job? 
  10. ALBERT you are precious. 
  11. Jordyn, how tf do you have Albert's mothers phone number? 
  12. Another similarity, Kylie and I are both outcasts.
  13. "Posting a selfie is just really hard, it’s a lot of pressure and it just needs to be perfect." SAME.
  14. "I have never worn a prom dress before." Kylie feel free to borrow my Sherri Hill prom dress, I will happily take your Yeezy's & 2017 Met Gala gown. 
  15. "I was homeschooled." ANOTHER SIMILARITY. 
  16. Oh jk, you missed school because of work, I missed school because of Lymes Disease.
  17. "You're going to be prom queen." Not sure how that’s possible if you don't attend the school though.
  18. "Jordyn, you got cash?" Wait Kylie, you don’t carry around money? 
  19. These pre tied ties should be mandatory for every male under the age of 30.  
  20. "All planes are pretty." Yep especially the ones where I fly alone with my squad.
  22. "Its fucking blue" well at least your plane doesn’t say JetBlue. 
  23. I would just hate to get full glam on my blue private plane. 
  24. Can Tokyo be mine? I need someone to take my hair from 0 to 100000 in less then an hour. 
  25. Hey Albert, nice to meet you, my squad and me are taking over your prom because we all just really wanted to always go to one. 
  26. "Sorry we kept you waiting, we just had some plane problems." First world problems. 
  27. Kylie, I am so excited that you are so excited for prom. Now can I steal your next big red carpet invite? 
  28. Poses through the pain. SAME.
  29. Poses when I cant put the flower on your suit. SAME
  30. Kylie you absolutely were not in dress code. 
  31. Kylie trying to low key go to prom, WITH A DAMN CAMERA CREW AND ENTIRE SQUAD. Not sure how that worked out in your head. 
  32. "It reminds me that I am Kylie fucking Jenner." Well you are sooooo.
  33. Kylie Jenner goes to prom. Tries not to take attention away from her poor date. Again, not sure how that worked out in your head. 
  34. If you are on the floor above prom, are you even at prom? 
  35. Kylie dances with squad, poor Albert is now secluded from him prom and hanging out with strangers.
  36. Halle Berry looks like Nicole Murphy? 
  37. Kylie is actually I when my bestie says he has more then one friend. Bitch, you have one friend and her name is Nicole Ann Mauceri. 
  38. Please. Someone put down a step stool every time I get out of my matte black Mercedes truck.
  39. Oddly enough, I feel like I am invading Kylie's privacy by watching her therapy session. 
  40. "Its fine, a lot of people have it worse then me." Yep, remember that Kylie.
  41. I will gladly give up going to the beach if I could literally live in Kylie's shoes for a week. 
  42. Its very clear Kylie & Jordyn haven’t been to the beach in a while, they are both wearing sneakers. 
  44. Damn, Donatella on my right and Ryan Reynolds & Blake Lively on my left. I’m going to NYFW; can we make that happen for me? 

July 27, 2017

21 Beauty Products I Cannot Live Without

Since just last month I celebrated my 21st birthday I wanted to tie that into my blog somehow. I was thinking 21 amazing things I have done in 21 years, 21 things every girl should know by 21 and 21 things I have learned by the age of 21 but none of them really inspired me and then in dawned upon me. Why wouldn’t I write about something beauty related? So with that here we have 21 beauty products I cannot live without.

1.     Clairsonic
2.     Cane + Austin Acne Retexture Pads +
3.     Cerave Moisturizer
4.     Tweezerman Tweezers
5.     CHI Straightener
6.     Hot Tools 1-1/4 Curling Iron
7.     Sephora Collection Pro Essentials Brush Set (which was kindly sent to me)
8.     Real Techniques Flawless Base Brush Set
9.     Benefit Porefessional Primer
10. Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in 004
11. NYX HD Concealer in CW01
12. The Body Shop Bronzer in 01
13. Kylie Cosmetics Koko Lip Kit
14. MAC Angel Lipstick
15. Buxom Full On Lip Cream in White Russian
16. Colourpop Ultra Glossy Lip in Bestie
17. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Soft Brown
18. L’Oreal Paris Lash Paradise Mascara
19. Urban Decay Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette
20. Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette
21. Wet N Wild Photo Focus Setting Spray

I wanted to make sure that this was the simplest list I could provide to you. I didn’t want to add any links or compromise my list in any way. These are all absolute must have products and by far my favorite 21 beauty products I have used in my lifetime. I am constantly reaching for these and I have backups upon backups of 90% of this list!

Hope you enjoy this post and let me know some beauty products that you cannot live without! 

July 26, 2017

How To: Instagram Blue Theme

Since my fun little travel series is now over I thought I would so a super fun and highly requested blog post for all of you and as I am sure you can see from the title its how I edit my Instagram pictures with a blue theme!

I have actually gotten a bunch of questions recently because I changed my feed from a beauty feed to an all travel feed, and not just travel but also blue. I thought it would be perfect for a few weeks during the summer and since every one color Instagram theme I see blows my mind and I instantly follow. Alright, lets hop right into how I edit my photos in my blue theme!

Firstly, you need to take blue colored photos. Even if they aren’t that blue, we will make them super blue! But they need to at least be the slightest bit blue or have blue in them. Here is a side by side of the actual photo I took and how I amped it up to be much more blue then it actually is!

Next I will go into “VSCO” which is the only app I ever use to edit my photos and edit all my photos in this theme the exact same way.
Steps I take:
Exposure +0.5
Contrast +0.5
Saturation +1
Temperature -1.5
Highlights Blue +6.2

Yes these are very exact measurements that I do on VSCO but I am absolutely obsessed with the way they make my photos look! I also get my planner hat on and plan out exactly how I want my photos to look in my feed with a completely free app called “Preview”. You can play around with the actual photos and how they will look once you press publish on Instagram which for someone as OCD as me its perfect!

Instagram is becoming more and more of a don’t play around app. If you press publish on something you don’t absolutely love you can totally mess up the look your going for. I also am part of a bunch of blogging groups on Facebook and they are always saying post quality not quantity. Months ago before I got super serious about Instagram I would just make sure I had a post for everyday rather then having 5 quality posts to publish within a 7 day timeframe. You can look back and actually see a huge difference. Not only in photo and editing quality but it has also really helped my numbers out! Exactly one year ago I had 1373 Instagram followers and today I have 2564 which isn’t even that many when you start comparing. But all I can truly say is hard work pays off and don’t play with the feed!

Of course I have to plug my Instagram now since thats what this post was all about! 
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July 25, 2017

Las Vegas Fun Guide (for a 21 year old & her family)

As I am very sure most of you know by now I was lucky enough to celebrate my 21st birthday in Las Vegas and of course I had to share my highlights with all of you beauties! I know most of you guys are around my age and may be traveling with your family so I wanted to tie that all in together and create this post!
I did so much research and honestly all I came across is things that could be done with friends and none of what I read could actually be done with your mom, dad or underage sister. So let me tell you a little bit of everything and hop right into things!

Literally so thankful for my amazing parents, my dad upgraded us to be prestige members at the Palazzo so when we got out of our Uber and got to the hotel they sent us to a fancy floor where no joke we were greeted with prosecco and for my sister sparkling apple cider. The social media team also provided me with a super adorable pool bag filled with goodies and then a box of Godiva chocolate. We make it up to our room and were greeted by more goodies! The public relations team had left me a spread of all kinds of goodies for us to enjoy while we were staying! Not to mention our suite at the Palazzo was unbelievable and gave us a perfect view of the Palazzo pools! (I mention that the view is of the Palazzo pools because when you stay at either the Palazzo or the Venetian you can use either of their pools as they are technically connecting hotels.)
Okay, so I just wanted to give you guys a little backstory for the hotel but now were going to move on to short and sweet little recommendations I have for you!

You must go to a buffet while in Vegas! Which one is the best? I would say 100% it would have to be the Bacchanal Buffet in Caesar’s Palace.

Best Italian food on the strip? Hit up Buddy V’s Ristorante and get the Caesar salad with the croutons, you will thank me later!

Most Instaworthy restaurant? The Sugar Factory of course! I mean can you even say you went if you didn’t order a goblet and take an adorable Boomerang with it?

Best Appetizers? Giada at The Cromwell (the bruschetta they make comes with avocado on it and no joke I have been craving it ever since we got back.)

You obviously have to gamble. Lucky for me both of my parents wanted to kind of show me the casino ropes so my mom and I went down to the casino one night for slots and the next night my dad and I went down to the casino and played at the craps table. Side note, my mom was very confused when we got down to the casino (HOME GIRL BROUGHT ROLLED COINS WITH HER IN HER SUITCASE) she was completely expecting to just keep popping her change in the machines and I was like no mom its basically all on your cashout voucher. Somehow I knew more then she did. Also I would highly recommend playing at all the hotels you go to (I lost around $30 at Planet Hollywood and won a whopping $54 at The Cromwell and $30 at the Bellagio.)

You of course have to do window shopping or actual shopping at the Grand Canal Shops in the Venetian and if you can fit it in, a gondola ride as well!

Walking into the flower room at The Bellagio was amazing and absolutely breathtaking! Not to mention the water show they do every 15 minutes outside. Yes, this is where Drake did his Billboard’s performance.

From my previous blog posts which were V The UltimateVariety Show, The Range 702 and The Blue Man Group you can get a pretty good feel for some of the shows and attractions we hit up while we were in Las Vegas! I would highly recommend all three of these and you can read some more in those posts!

Hope you enjoy my recommendations for Las Vegas and please leave me a comment below what some of your favorite things to do and let me know if you have been to any of these spots!  

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