Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sparkle And Shine From Head To Toe

It's never a bad thing to add a bit of sparkle, shimmer, or shine to your look.  In small doses of course so you don't end up like a human disco ball!  Just one piece of the shiny stuff added to your makeup, jewelry, or clothing can make you feel like the STAR that you are!

Metallics, sequins, shimmers, diamonds (or fake rhinestones!) or whatever floats your boat, add a little bling to your everyday outfit and you will feel fancy even if you're headed to the grocery store!   Here's why I'm loving these pieces...

1. Ear Cuffs.  All the rage in the accessory world (in addition to #11), and I've been looking for the perfect one.  This droplet one from Bauble Bar is insanely cool and adds an edge to the boring one hole earring!
2.  Glitter Mani.  Polish is probably one of the easiest ways to pull off shimmer and this extreme gold and silver one will get those nails noticed for sure.
3. Diamond Lips.  Buxom lip glosses do it for me every time and it comes in a silvery shimmer shade called "crushed diamonds." Need it say more to get me to buy it??
4. Neck Bar.  Apparently metallic bar necklaces are THE accessory anyone can pull off. This C Wonder one is affordable and simple enough to go with any outfit.
5. Temporary Jewelry. I can't go every other Instagram without seeing these metallic temporary tattoo jewelry all over the place.  You can wear them on your wrist, fingers, neck, and they add major decoration without the needle commitment. (You can also layer multiple bracelets minus the clanging noise!)
6. Shimmering Skin. Who doesn't want glowing skin??  This Becca skin perfecting powder would do wonders applied to the tops of those cheekbones and give you that warm glow even when cold winter rolls around.
 7. Hologram Clutch.  I just ordered this for myself because I figured what cooler way to add some shine to an outfit than with a rock star ASOS clutch like this?! And it's bigger than most, because I carry a lot of stuff with me!
8. Metallic Legs.  Shiny sequin leggings with a denim shirt or oversized sweater for fall?  Sign me up for that killer combo.
9. Metal Ankel Bracelet.  Nude heels go with every outfit imaginable, and this metal ankle bracelet adds some extra bad girl vibe. (and they're currently on sale at Nordstrom!) 
10.  Sequin Cardi.  I saw an image on Pinterest here, of a girl wearing a sequin cardi/jacket with cut off denim shorts, and now I know this is one Rachel Zoe piece in my wardrobe I could wear now and into Fall! (it would be a splurge piece for sure though)
 11. Cool Eyelid Shimmer Shadows.  Bobbi Brown is showing you that this palette of sand and surf shimmer can add a cool summer vibe on your lids all year round!

I'm not one to hold on to a special sparkly piece because I don't have a special occasion for it.  Life is short, wear your sparkly pieces today! Live and wear in the moment! 
How do you sparkle and shine?

**Don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY HERE with Balance Bar and Ball Canning going on now! It's all about staying active and healthy this summer!**  

Monday, July 28, 2014

MAC Most Wanted Brown Eyeshadows

As much as I love fun rainbow colored eyes, neutral browns will always hold a special place in my heart.  Browns are comfortable, easy to wear, and MAC has like a gazillion brown choices!  But these are the 3 MAC brown shadows that are currently getting lots of eye time :
 Swiss Chocolate, All That Glitters, and Sable. 



How I applied these shades on my eyes : 
  1. I took the "sable" from lash line up to my crease, 
  2. then played up just the crease area (following the eye socket area) with the "swiss chocolate," 
  3. then finished off the lower lash line with "all that glitters."  
^^ Excuse the creepy sultry look! Was trying to get a good hair shot of my dye job!!^^

I have gotten approached lately about my hair color and so I shared this Garnier Nutrisse Color Foam in Darkest Brown above in my shop post.  It's one of my go-to's when I want an all over shiny rich brown that borderlines on black.  And the lipstick, "British Red," by L'Oreal is a hot hot orange based red that brightens my complexion immediately!  
Red lips + neutral brown eyes + no gray hairs = Always a winner!!

I'd love to know - What are your most wanted brown shadows? (If I could choose a 4th runner up brown that I has been a staple in my makeup kit, it would be MAC "Cork.")

**Don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY HERE with Balance Bar and Ball Canning going on now! It's all about staying active and healthy this summer!**

Friday, July 25, 2014


^^ My recent gift from Moon and Lola received at the #sbscon^^

(Hash-tag)... Noun  
On social networking websites a word or phrase preceded by a hash mark (#)
used within a message to identify a keyword or top of interest and facilitate a search for.

I know you saw this necklace already from my recent post here, but it pretty much sums up my life as a blogger, every other blogger, and social media addicts alike.  Everything is about key words and trying to make it easier for people to find you.  As much as I love getting creative with hashtags, I also get annoyed at myself trying to always attach one to my everyday life.  When did hash tagging everything become such a "thing?" Remember this hilarious skit all about hashtags with cutie Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon?!  If not, I've attached it for your enjoyment.

So this weekend I am going to be busy busy with wedding makeup and teaching sessions then we are off to spend some time with my hubby's and my family out of town. (#makeupartist #ilovemyjob)So that means a lot of preparation and packing to do. (#norestfortheweary)  I always love visiting my parents bc I do little to no laundry or dishes and we get to go out to eat a lot!  (#score) And the kids can get away from their boredom of being at home which will be refreshing bc I think the summer time is getting to them since we don't have much of a schedule.  Honestly, it's getting to me too. We love each other, but we've had a lot of time together, and sometimes that can backfire! (#winkwink #family) You work from home moms know where I'm coming from. (#workfromhome #impossiblewithkids) What are you up to this weekend?  

*Don't forget to enter to win my recent giveaway with Balance Bar HERE and come see my at my event in Atlanta on August 7th HERE.*
I'm going to leave you with the most appropriate hashtag for today....#TGIF

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Balance Bar Summer Shape Up Challenge & Giveaway

Summertime always gives me more inspiration to work out rather than the cold winter months (hello bulky sweaters).  I mean it's swimsuit season for goodness sakes!  Since my kids are home with me all summer, I haven't been hitting the gym as much, because well, they hate the day care at the gym.  So we compromised, got creative, and hit the pool for exercise instead...

Balance Bar has kicked off a campaign to challenge everyone to stay healthy and active this summer with at least 30  minutes a day along with fitness expert and trainer Holly del Rosso.  I mean, I can throw my 6 year old around the pool for 30 minutes and that gives me an awesome upper body workout, right?!! Walker really had a blast with all of the takes we took to try and get this image above.  And I must say, I did too.  A cool water pool beats a workout in a smelly gym any day!

So I am teaming up with Balance Bar to giveaway to one lucky JennySue Makeup reader, a box full of goodies to motivate you to keep in shape for the rest of the summer months.
Your package will include :
  • Variety of Balance Bar flavors.  (Mine had peanut butter and cookie dough - cookie dough was my ultimate fave). Check them out on Pinterest for active inspiration!
  • Ball® Jar + Ball® Wide Mouth Jar Infuser (perfect for fresh cucumber/lemonlime/watermelon water during your workout!). Check out their Pinterest and Twitter page for some refreshing ideas!
  • Balance Bar branded ear buds (because it's easier to workout with your favorite tunes!) 

Here is all you need to do to ENTER :

1.  Leave a comment in this post about your most creative way to workout.  It can be as simple as doing squats while you blow dry your hair (yes, I try to do this every now and then!!)
2.  Like these Facebook pages : Balance Bar and Ball Canning.
3.  Follow JennySueMakeup on Instagram and leave me a quick comment there too!  My images are all about my family and makeup of course, and I LOVE LOVE my Instagram followers!!

Be sure to hang out with Balance Bar on their Twitter page for a chat on July 31st at 3pm!

This giveaway is open to one U.S. winner and the contest will end on Friday, August 1st, 2014. 
Good luck to everyone and celebrate summer by staying active! 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Girls Day Out With Star 94 At The Outlet Shoppes At Atlanta

I am so thrilled to be a part of a ladies day out event of pampering now that back to school is about to hit and we mamas will be able to shop without the crazy kiddos around in a relaxing environment.  Sounds lovely right?!

Come join me for mini makeovers and tips for getting your face ready in the shortest amount of time along with Star94's awesome on air personality Cindy Simmons, and stylist Elizabeth Herrin of the blog, MzSavvyStyle.  In addition to the makeup and styling tips, there will be giveaways to win, snacks and beverages from Taqueria Tsunami, plus a FREE GIFT to the first 25 people to show up!  
It will be a fun day just for the ladies to get into the back to school spirit!

Here is a link with all of the details
Where :The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta in Woodstock, GA 
Time : 11am-1pm.

I hope you will take some time for yourself and come hang with us! I'd love to meet my Atlanta readers and help you out with some fresh new makeup tips and tricks! 

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Happy Anniversary

They say 13 is an unlucky number.  I'm here to prove that is completely untrue because today I am celebrating what I consider to be 13 lucky years of marriage to my best friend.

I'm not hear to paint a picture like everything in our past 13 of years of marriage has been perfect, because picture perfect would be boring and we have grown stronger from our ups and downs.  Cliche, maybe, but very true. I think the downs and the way they are handled in a marriage, are a true testament of what your bond is really made of.  This man has had the best outlook on our trying times and it carried over into my views on everything and made me love him more.

I have found a partner in crime who truly gets me and cares for me (and our children) more than I thought humanly possible for one person.  Scott makes even ordinary moments more fun in our house.  He is an encourager who makes me and the kids feel like we can do anything and supports me in my decisions.  Even if he doesn't agree with them, he talks them through with me and never makes me feel like my ideas or ways of doing things are stupid.   Overall, Scott brings out the best in me and I hope I do for him as well.

I never could have dreamed that becoming parents would also make us so much stronger and closer.  Not to toot our own horn, but toot toot!, I think we're pretty fun parents to our three.

I mean these pics above shows that Scott helped me conquer my fear of heights with a zip lining tour and we as a family have a blast together (even in the car waiting out the rain!). We both have parents that are still together (mine just celebrated 45 years together) which I know is a pretty big deal nowadays.  Our parents have set a standard of what it means to love each other unconditionally and I think they are a great example for our relationship.  Like the Pooh bear quote above says that caring too much equates to love, I truly believe and feel that in our own marriage.  I definitely already pray and hope that my children never settle for anything less in choosing a spouse or relationship.

Even though we got married fairly young, me 23 and him 25, I guess we just got lucky that our hearts knew they were meant to be together.  I'm sure this sappy blog post has you a bit uncomfortable right now Scott but I just had to put it out there how much you mean to me.  Happy 13 years and cheers to many more.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Southern Blog Society Coffee Talk Recap

This past weekend I attended the 2nd annual Southern Blog Society Coffee Talk and it was F.U.N!!

Blogger friends from around the Atlanta area : Natalie, Kate, Elle, and Mae.
I've linked their blogs - def check these ladies out! 

Image courtesy of Rebekah Carson Photography.

 The cutest notebooks from Tiny Prints for us to doodle on.

I snuck up on the SBS co founders Cathy from Poor Little It Girl and Jessica from My Style Vita 
while they were posing for the camera. Because that's what bloggers do.

Can I get some leg exercises advice from these ladies?? Wow!
Co founders Cathy and Jessica along with Lauren from Edit by Lauren
Remember this great post she did for my readers?!

Awesome vendors like ASOS (cool chic clothing for great prices!) & Kendra Scott (crazy glam jewelry line) who handed out goodies to all of us attendees.  
Images courtesy of Rebekah Carson Photography.

The acrylic moon and lola hashtag necklace we got in our swag bag. Awesomely hilarious and relevant to bloggers.

Image courtesy of Rebekah Carson Photography. 

My new favorite lip gloss, Sheer Love, by PLA Beauty we also received at the coffee talk. 
(Future blog post on some of their other lipstick + glosses to come!)

The contents of my swag bag.  I'd say I racked up with some pretty cool stuff.

This was just the tip of the iceberg of what the Southern Blog Society weekend consisted of.  I missed out on the night before and the rest of the weekend which included a luncheon, pool party, and MORE swag items!! Not to sound greedy (but here it goes) I've been a little jealous of some of the other SBS bloggers I follow and seeing the oodles of other free stuff they got that attend the remainder of the weekend!   

Thank you to Jessica and Cathy for gathering all of these wonderful and talented women together.  And for creating such an awesome environment to learn and play together in! I know it was hard work, but it certainly paid off!

If you are blogger living in the south, definitely check out becoming a member of The Southern Blog Society.  And maybe next year you can attend this awesome event!  I hope I can be a repeat attendee:)

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