Beauty By Jacey: Spring Break Beach Essentials

I, like many other girls my age, will be taking a trip to the beach this spring break!  With that being said, I would like to recommend a few beauty tips and tricks for looking your best on the beach without putting in too much work.

Waterproof Mascara

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If you have read my Right Hand Beauty Products blog, you already know I am a huge fan of this.  This will allow you to still have mascara on all day even while swimming in the ocean or sweating in the heat.  Not to mention, waterproof mascara also holds your eyelash curl better!  However, I will say be sure to bring some makeup wipes!  Waterproof mascara stays on well, but it can also be hard to get off!

Tinted BB Cream

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If you swim, this is not going to stay on your face.  However, if you are just laying out by the ocean or exploring the beach town, BB Cream will give you coverage and protection from those UV rays because of the SPF in it.

LipSense Liquid Lipstick

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Now, if you want some lipstick that is going to stay on your lips all day, even at the beach, then this is your go to!  This lipstick is on a whole different level compared to others.  Once you put it on, it will not budge until you take a makeup wipe to it or until over 12 hours later.  For that reason, I highly recommend it for a beach vacation.  It comes in a variety of colors for every skin coloring and is waterproof!

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Life By Jacey: Like and Um

In the past couple weeks, I created, recorded, and edited a podcast for a class I’m in.  Truly, this was a learning experience for me in more ways than I suspected.

At first, things seemed to be going smoothly. I worked with another friend of mine in the class. The first problem we faced initially was trying to find a way to combine our blog topics into a podcast topic. Her blog is about travel and mine is a beauty lifestyle blog. However, after about twenty minutes of brainstorming we soon figured it out. We decided to make our topic about her adventures through Europe. I would ask her questions about her experiences, what she learned, as well as what the beauty and fashion was like there.

Then came recording the audio. We got the sound quality working well right away; however, looking back on it there were some things we could’ve done better. For example, I sat slightly closer to the mic than Carly.

Despite this, we recorded our show and it was fun! The only thing that was especially difficult about it was the timing. We had a timer going to keep us on track, but making things around two minutes was hard! I think that sometimes I was watching the timing almost too closely and I was nervous about it. Because of that, at some points when I spoke I didn’t sound as natural.

After our show was edited and done, I discovered what our biggest problem was. We both said like and um way too much! Carly couldn’t figure out how to edit them all out. However, I’m thankful that this podcast opened my eyes to my own speech patterns. You never realize how much you do something until it’s right in front of your face!

Beauty by Jacey: My Acne Solution

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I never struggled with acne until my junior year of high school.  All of a sudden, my entire face began to break out.  Suddenly, my regular skin care routine of simply washing my face wasn’t enough.  My forehead was covered in acne to the point where my mom insisted we saw a dermatologist because it looked like I was in pain.  Acne can have such an effect on a person’s confidence.  I felt ugly and insecure every day.

So, we tried treatment after treatment, from pills to all kinds of well known treatments like Proactive and X-Out.  I began to get frustrated because even my dermatologist’s treatments weren’t working.

So, I began doing some of my own research.  I watched countless “Acne Journey” videos on YouTube about how other people got their skin clear.  I started researching about acne in general and that’s when I happened upon a website called acne.org.  They had lots of information about different types of acne, but then I discovered that they offered their own products.

As I read more about the company and watched testimonials about their acne regimen, I realized that this might be a solution that would work.  This company was from an organization that had actual research and facts to back it up.  Their solutions were pure, meaning your skin wouldn’t receive any random other chemicals or more chemicals than needed.  Many other acne companies have an excess amount of stuff in their products that can make you break out.

So, I ordered the acne.org regimen.  They warn you that it might take months for your skin to fully clear up, and it did.  But after about 3 months, my skin was clear and my life was changed!  I still use these products to this day and I highly recommend them.

 

Beauty By Jacey: Right Hand Make Up Products

There are hundreds of thousands of make up products, maybe more.  With make up products, you can’t try before you buy.  For many women, they spend hundreds of dollars on make up before finding which product actually works best for them.  After much trial and error, I have found several beauty products that are my “right hands”.  All of these products are cheap and easy to find.

Covergirl The Super Sizer Waterproof Mascara

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I have been using this mascara for years. I have even tried more higher end brands, but this one is still my favorite.  I few disclaimers about this mascara:  it is waterproof!  Once I discovered them, I fell in love with waterproof mascaras because they hold my eyelash curl so well and stay on the entire day.  However, the waxed based formula can be damaging to your eyelashes so I recommend not wearing this mascara every day!

Garnier Anti-Dark-Circle Under-eye Roller

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If you have constant dark circles under your eyes like me, this is about to become your best friend!  This product is affordable and available at any drug store.  It is very light but works extremely well to hide stubborn, tired eyes.  It also is very pleasant to put on in the morning because it is cool and it wakes me up!

Airspun Loose Facepowder

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For beginners new to baking and who aren’t sure what it is, here is an article on just how to do it: How to Bake. Basically, this is the best drugstore baking powder you can get, hands down.  It works so well to keep your make up on all day and night, yet it also doesn’t look too cakey.  You can get it at any Walmart, store or online!