6 Drugstore Holy Grails That I Love & You Need!

I wanted to share my favorite makeup products that I use daily and cannot live without! I was looking through my makeup and realized the only higher end products I use daily are eyeshadow palettes, foundation, bronzer and eyebrows! I’ve rounded up 6 products and the best part is that they can all be found at your local drugstore! + they are all under $10!

1. Milani Baked Powder Blush

If you love the Laura Gellar blush like i do, buy this! If you’re looking for a less expensive dupe, this is it! I’ve talked about this product in my Fall favorites and I love it! There are several different shades that can easily be transitioned from season to season.

2. Revlon Colorstay Gel Liner

I love this liner because it’s easy to smudge on the lash line for a put together look. It stays on all day and I love it in the shade dark brown.

3. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer

I’ve tried tons of concealers, but always come back to this one! Apply it with a beauty sponge and it covers dark circles instantly.

4. Elf Eye Shadow Primer

This is definitely a favorite of mine! If you’ve been following me for a while. You know that It has been my holy grail for like 8 years! My eyeshadow looks so vibrant and lasts longer with this stuff. Holy grail for sure! Plus it’s only $2!

5. L’Oréal double extend mascara + primer

I have always loved L’Oréal mascara, but this one has been my holy grail for 4+ years! With other mascara i would always get mascara below my eyebrows from my top lashes and below my eyes from my bottom lashes! I never have any trace of mascara with this stuff! They make my lashes longer and thicker! It’s a must have in your beauty bag!

6. Maybelline FIT Me Powder

I did a blog post all about this Powder! I’ve tried so many out there and this is the best one that works for me! I love it in the translucent shade to set my foundation and concealer under my eyes!

I hope you find a new favorite or two! Thanks for stopping by! Xo

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Casual Valentines Outfit Idea | Flirty Ruffles

Pink ruffled top | Similar pink top here & Here| Paige white denim

Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to wear all shades of pink. Not like we need an excuse anyway- Gimme all the pink! Pink is one of my favorite colors and this top is no exception. I wanted to share a casual, yet dressy outfit that could easily transition from a lunch date with your Galentines into a night time look with your Love.

I found this bright, fun pink top at Target! It is currently only available in plus sizes, but I linked similar tops under $20 Here & Here. I just love the tiered ruffles and can we talk about those sleeves!? Is is definitely a fun and flirty blouse. I paired it with This pair of white jeans from Nordstrom Rack for this look, but I would also pair it with a denim jean and cute sandals or heels- Whichever you feel most comfortable in. I love this neutral Steve Madden crossbody bag! I can’t wait to use it all Spring long! Add a pair of fun earrings and you’re ready to go!

Xo, Jessi

Valentine’s Gift Ideas for her | Under $50

We are officially in February! This month is so special because not only is it Valentine’s Day, but it’s our first wedding anniversary! So it’s definitely a month full of love in our house! If you need any ideas for your Galentine’s or some hints to drop your significant other, Ive got you covered. This list has some great options and they’re all under $50! Aside from this list, a gift certificate to her favorite nail salon or spa would be great! Who doesn’t love a mani/pedi, facial or massage?

Just click the links below to be directed right to the item!

1. Kate Spade mini studs

2. Christian Dior lip balm

3. Sam Edelman Pajama + eye mask set

4. Foreo Get up & Glow set

5. Kate Spade ‘Yours Truly’ card case

6. Tory Burch ‘Love Relentlessly’ rollerball

7.BP heart shaped Sunnies

8. Kate Spade ‘Yours Truly’ heart studs (Rose Gold) + (Gold with red stones)

Xo, Jessi

Our Love Story | 9 Years Together

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Mike and I have spent the past 9 years together, growing and learning through our 20s. There truly is nobody else I’d rather spend my days with. I thought it would be fun to have Mike on my blog today to do a little Q&A and answer 9 questions about us. It’s a little different than a normal post, but I think you guys will like it. Grab a snack & enjoy!

Where and how did you guys meet?

Mike and I met in 2008 while working at Sam’s Club. Rumor has it he was too shy to talk to me, but he did and the rest is history.  I was 19 and Mike was 22. We started hanging out with groups of friends, then we went on tons of solo hot cocoa dates. We would just go grab a hot cocoa and talk all hours of the night . After weeks of dates and one front porch kiss, on January 30, 2009 we were officially a couple.

How did Mike propose?

It was so sweet and unexpected! We were both working full time and full time students at the time. It was on October 23, 2014, on a day we had class and I was having the best day because I Aced both of my tests. After class we decided to stop for our favorite dinner – SUSHI! On the way home, I wanted to snack on candy while I studied (like always. Gummy worms & M&Ms anyone?! ) and suggested we go to the store to get some. Mike said that we had some M&M’s at home., but I couldn’t remember if we did or not, but took his word for it. Once we got home, I sat down and began doing my homework when Mike surprised me with my favorite study snack, M&M’s + a surprise message written on them. He got down on one knee and asked me to spend forever with him! I had to ask him to tell me everything he said after the initial shock wore off because it felt like a dream. I even asked if this was real life! ha ha.  It is truly a memory we both will remember and cherish!

What is your favorite thing about each other?

Jessica – My favorite thing about Mike is his sense of humor and kind heart. Almost all of my blog pictures have a laughing picture either before or after because he is always making me laugh. I could make a collage of all of my laughing hyena faces!! lol Even while grocery shopping, I can’t help but laugh at his antics. Aside from making me laugh, he is always the sweetest and not too many people get to see that side of him, but I love that I get to!

Mike – My favorite thing about Jessica is her laugh, she hates when I record her laughing and she hears it. She is also one of the most kind hearted people I know, I don’t think there is a mean bone in her body. I usually curse like a sailor and she never curses, maybe I should try it….but I probably won’t.

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What is your favorite thing to do together?

We love to eat snacks and binge watch Netflix series. We also love to watch comedians together. Currently, we’ve been obsessed with This Is Us. It is just too good.

What is your favorite food to eat? Can you decide on a place? 

It is always so funny that all the memes we see are about the wife/girlfriend being indecisive, but in our situation, it is definitely Mike! I will name so many places and he will say no to all of them and then say idc whatever you want! My favorite place to eat is anywhere with Pizza or sushi. Mike loves Mexican food. So its always a toss up of whether we want those foods.

What was your first impression of each other?

Jessica – When I first saw Mike, I thought he was very cute. Since we met at Sams Club, I saw him 2 different times  and actually thought he was 2 different guys! He was working in the pharmacy and in grocery so I saw him dressed in dress clothes and casual clothes. I also didn’t have contacts back then, so that is partially the reason for my mix-up!

Mike – When I first saw Jessica, I thought she was stuck up. After I found out it wasn’t true and talked to her I knew she was far from stuck up. That’s why you cant go off of first impressions.

Where was your first date?

We hung out a lot on hot chocolate dates, but our first official date was when we went to Ruby Tuesday for dinner.

What is one thing you have learned from each other over the years?

Jessica – I think I have learned to have a thicker skin. I used to (and sometimes still do) take everything to heart. Mike never lets anything get to him and I have learned over the years to apply that. It has made me a little tougher or so I like to think.

Mike – I have learned how to be a better communicator and express myself more. Jessica has always told me that rather than walking away from a situation, its better to talk it out and express yourself.

What do you think has made your relationship last this long so far?

Communication & love. Talking, hearing the other person and understanding them is everything. Every night, we eat dinner and talk about our day. No phones, just the two of us. I leave a lot earlier for work than Mike and come home around the same time he does, sometimes later. We maybe get 2 hours a night to spend time together during the week so its nice to have that quiet time alone just reflecting on our day. Enjoy the one you love!

Thank you so much for reading! We hope you enjoyed our little(longggg) Q&A!