Beauty Must Haves

March 1, 2022 at 1:56 pm (Mom Stuff) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Mom life may keep me super busy, but I still have a few beauty essentials that are must use, no matter how busy.

First, kids, business and stress may add to my wrinkles, and I believe in aging gracefully, but there are still  few things I can do to combat early aging. Good skincare. No, it doesn’t have to be expensive. It just has to have the right ingredients.

My favorite skincare brand is Dime Beauty! I use every single product from them and have better skin now than I did in my 20’s! They use clean, safe ingredients and are cruelty free, plus affordable and EFFECTIVE!

This is my holy grail morning and night trio!

The eyelash boost serum has been amazing! And the blue facial oil saves me from break outs!

Use code JessicaM20 at Dime too!

Another must have for me is dry shampoo. No brainer. Life is crazy. Sometimes I don’t have the time to wash, dry, and style my hair. But I do have a quick second to dry shampoo. It refreshes my style, eliminates oils, and volumizes. Win!!

Gimme Beauty dry shampoo is my favorite. They use safe and natural ingredients, like arrowroot, and it leaves my hair soft and fresh. They have a citrus to pick you up the morning, a coconut with UV protection for daytime, and a lavender scent to be calming at night. I truly love them all.

Use code JESSICALAING50 for 50% off your first subscription order at Gimme. (Cancel anytime)

One more thing that I highly recommend and totally don’t want to live without… my Ellavive gel nail system. Manicures are great. But often time consuming and expensive. A super quick and affordable option saves my nails!

This is the fastest system, and 1 minute per coat under the UV light, and it lasts me so long!

You can use code EA20JLAING at Ellavive too!

What do you think? Anything else you would add?

XX,

Jess

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My Own Chair Love

June 2, 2011 at 6:40 pm (Projects) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Here’s a chair that I inherited and eventually redid.  I love these basic old wood chairs, but the white chipping paint and scratches on this one were in need of some help.

First I sanded the chair down until it was nice and smooth using a palm sander.  I then made sure to clean and dry the chair very well.  I first painted the bottom portion of the legs black.  Once that was very dry I taped off each leg at the same place and proceeded to paint the rest of the chair with a fun silver spray paint.  The final step was an idea I wanted to try, which proved to be the most work of all.  I used black nail head trim nails to form a pattern around the seat.  I measure where I wanted the nails to go and made small marks with a pencil.  Eventually, this step proved to be useless and I was off of my marks anyways.  Ah well, trial and error with a new project.  I also learned that tapping these nails in with a hammer scratched and smashed the nails, as they have a black finish on them.  I found that covering the nail with a small piece of cardboard from the packaging after it was in place, and giving it one good tap with the hammer was the most effect and precise way to apply these.  My pattern still ended up a little bit off, but overall I like the idea and would love to try it on one of my chairs for the shop now that I have my technique down.  I lastly tied on a pink and purple vintage scarf to tie the chair into the bedroom (which you will all see eventually!) So, here she is…

What do you think?

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