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MissJessicaMary last won the day on April 17 2013

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About MissJessicaMary

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    I am a 28 year old art model and self portraitist who is also involved in art events and model/photographer photo shoot events. My experience is somewhat limited and quite new as I did not begin wearing make-up until I was in my late teens/early twenties, and did not begin really experimenting until quite recently. My style tends to include classic looks, natural looks, darker/vampy looks, and sometimes I do the occasional bright color.

    I love to write and I love to share my experience and advice with others to help them. I have a series of articles written for models and photographers and I regularly write reviews not only on make-up products, but also on local businesses, restaurants, etc.

    I have a very wonderful husband and three cats (who are all certain they are even more wonderful). My immediate family lives in East TN so I frequent there often.

    I am 4'10" tall with very long dark brown/black hair and blue eyes. My skin tone is fair/light with undertones that seem to vary depending on the make-up. I have been told by a few professional MUAs that I have golden/yellow undertones, but foundation with pink undertones seem to match me just as well.
  • My Interests
    Aside from modeling, make-up, and events, animals are my first passion. I also love historic and cultural fashion, writing and blogging, and giving advice to newer models.
  • My Occupation
    Model, self portraitist, and art events planner/manager/decorator
  • My Beauty Product Wish List
    Affordable natural skincare
    5 free nail polishes
    All of the bakery scented bath & body stuff I can find
    Pretty much everything Rachel Rene makes
    The perfect crimson lip color
  • Country
  • Car I Drive
    I do not drive
  • My Favorite Movies
    The Duchess, The Other Boyelyn Girl, Marie Antoinette, Ice Age series, The Lorax, Death Note (live action), Howl's Moving Castle
  • Favorite Music
    Bob Seger, The Eagles, Queen, Rod Stewart, Owl City
  • Favorite Books
    Too many to list and probably whatever I am reading right now, but they include the Travis McGee series
  • My Favorite Makeup Brands
    Star Crushed Minerals
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  1. When you get a chance can you look up which one it is/what it is called? I think I need it now
  2. My birthday is Sunday and I just got paid for an event so I placed a few orders. Other than the polish, I am trying to make the switch to almost exclusively natural makeup. ---The Hungry Asian--- https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHungryAsian Mini nail polishes in Lavender Cream & Mint Condition ---Erzulie Cosmetics--- https://www.etsy.com/shop/ErzulieCosmetics Lip gloss in Megastar, the Erase Cream (which I am hoping to use as my new eyelid primer), and two more of their Juicee tube lip glosses which I love because they give a natural gloss that isn't sticky or drying. ---My Beauty Addiction--- https://www.etsy.com/shop/MyBeautyAddiction I finally found lipsticks that are natural (no icky chemicals & they wear well for me). I already had samples of Burlesque, Cranberry, and Heliotrope, and this time I got LoveSpell, Violetta, and Sinful samples. Thank goodness I found a place that has my purples, offers samples, and has decent (to me) prices. I like a lot of lip colors so I just can't afford to go with the more expensive ones. ---Scaredy Cat Cosmetics--- https://www.etsy.com/shop/ScaredyCatCosmetics I've been wanting to try this company for a while because I really like cat themed makeup. And their trial vials just look so adorable! So I ordered 5 of the trial vials in Flounce, Cirrina, Phoenix Tears, Chakra, and Rose Gold. ---Tater Rounds Beauty--- https://www.etsy.com/shop/TaterRoundsBeauty I wasn't sure about this company, but I contacted the owner and she let me know her lip products (and everything she has) are natural, so I ordered: Black Rose lip gloss (dark red/black/purple), You Little Devil lip gloss (red), Rodeo lip gloss (plum red), Sweetheart nail polish, and Sailor nail polish. But then I got a message from her saying I was some certain number of customer and I won 4 free eyeshadow samples. I can't remember the exact colors I picked, but that was pretty cool Anyway, I should be getting a couple of the packages today, so I'm pretty excited! Plus, I just gave away/sold a bunch of my drugstore lip products (as I've become allergic to something in them, likely the fragrance, because I kept getting headaches when using them), so I need my replacements before my birthday ^_~
  3. I'm looking for a 3 free or 5 free basecoat. I have Rainbow Honey's All Your Base, but I'm almost out and I can't find it on their site. I like a basecoat I can also wear as clear polish and I like mini/smaller sizes, but I'm open to any suggestions. I did a search on Etsy but apparently I'm not searching for the right terms. I've not been in indie polish enough to know very many brands, so I'm counting on the MUT crowd to help me out
  4. I LOVE indie make-up and indie everything really! Part of this is because I'm transitioning to a more natural make-up routine and indie tends to fit that most often. Here are the companies I've bought from so far (excluding nail polish): Makeup Star Crushed Minerals - the vast majority of my eyeshadows are SCM, I also have a few blushes that I love Erzulie Cosmetics - I'm using their liquid foundation, and their cream highlighter in Whisper, Juicee Tube lip glosses, and lip & cheek color sticks are all great as well. The mascara is nice for a natural look. The only product I didn't like was the cream to powder foundation. Meow Cosmetics - I use their original foundation and just ordered my second Munchkin, I've also tried their eyeshadow samples and just ordered a brow powder sample. They have a ton of themed eyeshadow collections and a ton of foundation shades. Black Rose Minerals - She has a ton of great eyeshadows! Glamour Doll Eyes - I only have two of the shadows, Mackinac (mint green) and one called The <3 Of the Matter which was a limited edition color as a benefit to a lovely lady who has some health issues and needed funding, it is a burgundy/purple color. Anyway, I like the two I have. Brazen Cosmetics - I've tried their shadows, liquid lipsticks, blushes, and a couple other things. I like their stuff, but they are little higher priced than my usual choices, so I don't buy from them often. I'm also not a fan of some of the names they use (such as "Grown Ass Woman" lip gloss, which is too bad since I love the shade), but the names do fit their branding. Moi Minerals/Moi Cosmetics - I ordered a set of her lip colors and they are okay. The Golden Berry and Royal Rose were my favorite, some of the other applied a bit thin, but I think she has reformulated. Daily Lovelies - I tried a few clamshell samples of her eyeshadows and they were nice, though I will say a bit more sheer, but I liked that in the shades I chose. I also just got a de-stash grab bag of shadows from someone that included more Black Rose Minerals as well Shiro, Victorian Disco, Fyrinnae, Morgana Cryptoria, Beauty Bar Baby, Notoriously Morbid, and Femme Fatale all of which are new to me, but I haven't really tried them yet. And I just ordered some samples of Etherealle's vegan lipsticks, next I want to try My Beauty Addiction & possibly Beauty Bar Baby lip colors. Bath & Body, Hair, & Skincare LalalitaBodyCo - I love their lip scrubs! They have a ton of flavors and the tube form makes them really easy to use and carry with you. Rachel Rene Bath & Body - she has some of the yummiest scented things! I've tried her whipped cream soaps, deodorants, scrubs, face masks, both facial moisturizers, bubble bars, and body sprays. Phoenix Creation 8 - I ordered one of the shampoo bars and really liked it, I was happy to find them since my past shampoo bar company had gone away. Sheri's Soap Opera - I ordered one of her grab bags and got a few different things all of which I liked. Herbolution - they have all kinds of facial care and such, and I tried several of their cleansing grains & scrubs as samples. I really liked them. Nora Pearson - she has other things, but I got the deodorant in Grapefruit Vanilla and I really like it. Emily's Homestead - again, she has other things, but her deodorant is my favorite so far, all natural with probiotics. I have the lavender and the unscented. I also have a few different shampoo bars from Sweet Creek Herbal Soap that I will be trying soon. Perfume Daisycakes Soap - I ordered a few of the solid perfumes, but then never really used them because they all smelled too "perfume-y" (and not natural or foodie) enough for me. Want to Try: OHWTO solid perfume in The Cake Is A Lie (they're on vacation right now) So yeah... I really like indie. All of my current bath & body is indie as well as my hair care, a lot of my skin care, and at least 50% of the make-up I use on a daily basis. And aside from a few Demeter scents, all of my fragrances are indie as well. I am even switching to using indie-made cloth panty-liners (as I wear them almost daily).
  5. I usually go looking on Etsy for a natural indie company and pick up a few samples/smaller products to try out. Even just finding all natural companies with products that look good and are affordable to me can be a huge pick-me-up
  6. I have a question about polishes & base and top coats. I am currently using a mix of 3, 4, and 5 free polishes. Some are indie and some are not. I also use some glitter top coats (almost all, if not all, indie). Here are my questions: 1) Does being 3, 4, or 5 free matter for the basecoat/topcoat? If so, what would be the best bet for one I could use with all of them (I'm guessing either 3 or 5 free). 2) Is there a good, somewhat inexpensive 3+ free indie topcoat I can get that will help smooth out glitters? 3) What are your favorite indie base coats that 3, 4, or 5 free? Same for top coats? Right now, I generally don't use a top coat because my nails last a couple days without and by then I usually want to change it up anyway, but there are times when I want something to last so I would like to have one for those times. And lately I've been using either Essie Millionails or Rainbow Honey's All Your Base as my base coat and I do always use a base coat.
  7. I'm dropping both BB and Ipsy mainly because they send products with a lot of chemicals (SLS, parabens, etc) and I'm trying to make the switch to more natural and cruelty free brands. I know that Petit Vour is cruelty free and vegan, but do they also only feature natural products as well?
  8. Just placed an order: Liz Earle Pure Muslin Cloths View Product Page · Write a Product Review $6.00 Ordered: 1 $6.00 Shea Terra Organics Rose Hips Black Soap Deep Pore Facial Cleanser View Product Page · Write a Product Review $16.00 Ordered: 1 $16.00 clariSEA Instant Glow Powder Exfoliant View Product Page · Write a Product Review $18.00 Ordered: 1 $18.00 Shea Terra Organics Argan & Green Coffee Around-Eye Serum View Product Page · Write a Product Review $11.00 Ordered: 1 $11.00 Mystery Sample Pack (free with $35+ order) View Product Page · Write a Product Review $10.00 Ordered: 1 $10.00 Harney & Sons Fine Teas Rooibos Chai View Product Page · Write a Product Review $9.60 Ordered: 1 $9.60 Subtotal $70.60 Shipping & Handling $0.00 Discount (Free Michael Todd Cranberry Toner sample with $25+ Purchase, MTGIFT, Free Sample Pack with Purchase) -$10.00 600 reward points -$60.00 Grand Total $0.60 I just cancelled and actually I was amazed at how much I managed to get for my little points amount. Everything I got is from the ingredient conscious selection and I'm really happy about that. The main reason I'm cancelling is because I've gotten way too many hair products and other things with chemicals I am cutting out of my routine. I'll post a photo when it all arrives
  9. That one actually looks very promising Thank you!
  10. I'm not having a good month with Birchbox this month Here is what I am getting (Box 31): Benefit They're Real! Mascara Perlier Body Cream Davines OI / All in One Milk Caudalie Polyphenol C15 Anti-Wrinkle Defense Serum Catherine Malandrino Style de Paris Fragrance – 100 ml Davines Love Smoothing Shampoo Davines Love Smoothing Conditioner I've tried Benefit's They're Real mascara in the past and I didn't like it at all. I got another sample with an order from Sephora, I think, and gave that to my mom. I guess this one will go to my sister or something. The Perlier Body Cream, Davines Love Shampoo & Conditioner all contain parabens, plus the shampoo has SLS I likely won't be able to handle the perfume as anything floral at all gives me headaches. The All in One Milk is full of chemicals and I've been all natural with my hair for over a year now so I'll have to give that away as well. So I probably won't be able to use any of that stuff either though I might use the Body Cream sample anyway, but I never use the hair stuff and I wish there was a way to keep from getting it. This leaves me with just the Caudalie which, thank goodness, is actually something I will use. I'm already cancelling Ipsy after this month, I'm wondering if BB may follow soon as well. I'd really like to keep getting one subscription, but I wish I could find a more ingredient conscious/natural makeup/skincare box in the same price range ($10 a month).
  11. I waited until I saw a couple opened Mystery Bags. I got the April bag, skipped May, but this one looked good so I ordered the mini one a couple days ago. I do have a question though. I'm seeing people talking about some variation in the bag contents aside from the polishes. Was that for this month? What were the variations? What was consistent throughout all of the bags?
  12. I like that the bags are still available, so I can see what is in it before I order. I can't afford to do a new subscription, but I do want to buy the bags I like from time to time, so I like being able to "spoil the surprise" to see what's in it. That being said, I think I'm skipping this month since all the colors don't suit me.
  13. I've made my own at home and it works well, but I also use the ones from Lalalita Body Co (on Etsy). There are a ton of flavors and they come in a tube which makes them easier to use on the go. I carry one in my purse just in case ^_~
  14. I don't own any of the NAKED palettes. I've thought about them, and especially the NAKED 3, but every dollar it's raised just makes me that much less likely to buy it. I realize each shadow doesn't come out to that much, but I still just don't usually drop that much on one shopping trip, much less one item, even if it is a palette. I've seen some great looks with them, but I think similar things can be done with other, less expensive brands. And I'll agree that it seems a bit greedy to keep raising the prices. It seems like they're just trying to see how far they can go based on the hype or something. I don't know. I guess I just don't see the massive appeal. They're nice, but not "that" nice to me.
  15. I noticed that apparently there are two new Lorac GLO palettes similar to the GLOgetter from last year. Lorac afterGLO palette $24 (image from: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod6500303) Lorac summerGLO palette $24 (image from: http://www.loraccosmetics.com/make-up_summerglo-eye-shadow-palette.html) Lorac GLOgetter palette $20 (no longer available) (image from: http://www.amazon.com/LORAC-Lorac-GLOgetter-Palette/dp/B00CBLCYDW/) I bought the GLOgetter last year and I actually really like it. I just did a look with the mint green (next to the purple) and the rosy-brown shade to left of it yesterday. I've seen some people say the pigment isn't that good for some of the colors for the GLOgetter, but the two colors I tried yesterday were fine and I don't remember having any complaints about it when I first bought it and used some of the other colors. Does anybody have two or all three of these palettes to compare them? I guess I'm wondering why there are two somewhat similar ones this year, and then the one last year that was also cheaper. Any side by side swatches? Or other thoughts. I'm just curious really.

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