October 24, 2014

JennySue Makeup Got A Makeover!

You all know how much I enjoy giving other people new looks, it's part of my makeup artist job!  But today I am relishing in my very OWN new look!  I can't even believe it and am still hardly recognizing myself when looking at my redesigned blog site!  What I love most about my makeover, is how FRESH & CLEAN it feels - kind of like my three little people above in a bubble bath!  Of course since everything has literally been redone, there are some current hiccups and details that need to be changed and fixed, but overall my fresh updated look is just what I was needing to reenergize my love of blogging!

I've got to say a humongous THANK YOU to my design team, Maiedae.com, and specifically my designer Savannah, who has stuck with me and my crazy attention to details and changing my mind many many times throughout the past couple of months (hey I'm female!!).  I highly recommend these ladies to anyone who is in need of a website redesign - they are so professional and patient and creative!  I just love what they have done.

Of course I'd really like to hear from you about what you think of my new look and if you think I'm missing anything - because this site wouldn't still be here if it weren't for you all coming back to read and enjoy JennySue Makeup!

October 23, 2014

Something Really Exciting Is About To Happen...

"Close your eyes Vivian, and don't open them until I tell you to!" This is usually how one sets up big surprises and when Vivian opens her eyes tomorrow morning (ha! yes she'll need to wait that long), she will see mommy's brand spankin' new blog site that will be up and running as of Friday October 23rd, 2014!!  This has been a couple months in the making and I just can't WAIT to share it with you all and to see it for myself LIVE!!

Be sure to check back in tomorrow to see JennySue Makeup's makeover...xoxo, Jennifer

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October 22, 2014

Halloween Chic Eye Makeup Tutorial

Since Halloween is my 2nd favorite holiday of the year (Christmas is 1st) it seems only fitting that I do a makeup tutorial inspired but the color scheme that exemplifies this spooky season - ORANGE & BLACK.  You might think these colors wouldn't work for everyday, but oh no, they're actually quite pretty when you add a sparkly GOLD into the mix!  Follow along with me and the steps below to get a very wearable Halloween eye makeup look...

 Here are my suggested eye products:

After all of the eyeshadow mixing, I finished off the top of the brow bone with a shimmery white from the bhcosmetics palette to make it all pop!  I kept in the orange family with my cheeks and lips with 2 products from 2 different manufacturers with get this - the same color name!! 
 This Sonia Kashuk blush in "sunset" and this L'Oreal lip gloss in "sunset!"

And lets not forget our nails when it comes to completing our Halloween chic look - I painted my nails orange with a gold accent nail and skeleton/pumpkin thumb nail!  It was originally supposed to look like a skeleton but I'm thinking it looks more pumpkin like! Ha! Either way, I was only able to do my left thumb because I'm right handed and after trying to do the same thing on my right hand, it ended up a hot mess so I had to scratch it and just keep it orange!  I used a toothpick dipped in black polish to do this tiny nail art.

Halloween is all about having fun and trying something you're not used to with you look - and I think this whole look is super fun and super wearable without looking too costume-like!
If you want more Halloween inspired posts, remember my cute enough to eat Candy Corn nails here and my favorite orange lip colors here and here.  

Would you wear orange and black on your eyes?

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October 20, 2014

Perfectly Pink Lip Liner :: MAC Pro Longwear Liner "In Anticipation"

Pink will always be my go-to shade choice when I want to look fresh faced and not overdone.  It can brighten a complexion more than a nude shade but isn't as overbearing as a red lip.  The perfect in between.  And now I've got a pink lip that stays put and only requires 1 product, MAC Pro Longwear lip pencil in "In Anticipation," $20.

I like that I can wear this pencil by itself for a matte lip look or add a gloss on top to make it a little more noticeable.  This shade by MAC is a semi bright rose pink shade that brightens my natural lips just perfectly.  And since this is a long wear formula, it stays put without fading for a good 4 hours before I wanted to reapply, which in my eyes is GREAT bc I am constantly eating, drinking, and licking my lips!

What is your favorite lip pencil? 

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October 17, 2014

Candy Corn Nails Cute Enough To Eat

^^ She added a pumpkin sticker with rhinestones to her thumbnail!! Why not?! ^^

 ^^ Step 1 : Two coats of white polish ^^
The white part is going to be so tiny, I wanted it to really pop so we did 2 coats of white 
because it gets a bit too transparent! 

 ^^ Step 2 : Paint 3/4 of the nail with an orange polish. ^^ 
She wasn't patient enough for me to wait a reaaallly long time to do 
the whole tape over the white for the PERFECT line, so we just winged it 
and did it with the regular paint brush in the bottle and tried to be as steady as possible.

 ^^ Step 3 : Finishing yellow stripe with a fine tip polish pen. ^^
Finish with a clear coat of quick dry.  
Especially if you're doing little fingers that aren't very patient:)

CANDY CORN.  We have already eaten through 2 bags and I need to buy more.  Three of us in the family love it, two don't (my hubby and my oldest think its gross - what??!!!).   So of course when I noticed Vivian's sweet little fingers needed a new paint job, I suggested to mimic her fave candy at the moment, and she was totally on board!! 

It is a bit time consuming bc of the drying time in between colors, but worth it in the end because its just so darn cute and festive.  The yellow was gone within 2 days because the tips of those tiny hands are very busy, so we will touch them up, but at least I got these pics beforehand!  I do love decorating my house for Halloween and of course dressing up, but the candy corn is the yummiest part of the holiday for sure.  And no, you cannot actually eat her nail polish, but it does look good enough to:)  

What is your favorite Halloween candy?

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October 16, 2014

Shopbop Sale

If you have never been on the Shopbop website, do yourself a favor, and shop it TODAY! Because this Thursday the 16th is the last day of a 3 day sale where they are offering a whopping 
25% off with the code FAMILY25.  

Attention all of my family members!  The above studs, coat, handbag, and leopard booties are seriously at the top of my fall and winter wants. Christmas is only 69 days away...hint hint:) 

Happy Shopping everyone. 

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October 15, 2014

Wednesday PowWow :: What's The Best Part About Your Job?

{ Photo is courtesy of my dear friend Abbey Lindsey of DylanBluePhotography.com }

I know it is a very rare thing when a passion or hobby turns into a real job.  Sure I may not make enough money to buy a Celine bag (geez wouldn't that be nice tho!), new furniture, or eat at the finest restaurants whenever I want to, but that's okay.  I'm lucky that before I started my freelance makeup business and blog, that my husband and I had already decided on me being a stay at home mom to our kids. So when I created my LLC, I knew that I wanted to feel successful in it, but that I would always make sure that I would never over schedule myself to where my kids would suffer or I would end up resenting my job bc it was taking me away from them.  Balance right?? Well, it's never that easy and I don't think we should continually strive for balance, just strive to do our best and accept that as good enough.   

So onto the question at hand - What is the best part about my job as a makeup artist?  I'd have to say getting to see a woman's self confidence soar after my job is complete.   
There is nothing more rewarding than once I'm finished with a face, a woman looks into that mirror, smiles, and says "thank you for making me feel so good about myself."  I don't care what anyone says, makeup has magical healing properties and it's one of the easier things women can utilize to enhance their beauty.  It's hard to have a bad day when you are painting faces, playing with cosmetics, and feeling pretty good about your appearance!  Therefore I always have happy clients which in return makes me happy!  

So I want to hear from you, what's your favorite thing about your job and what do you do? 

*Do you remember this post I did on trying to do everything?  I always find I need to go back and read it when I'm feeling overwhelmed with my mommy and makeup artist job! 

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