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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Mary Kay- Sales

Hello lovelies!

So a couple of weeks ago I attended my very first Mary Kay party! There I was treated to a luxurious satin hands treatment, had a wonderful facial cleansing class, and applied/tested makeup. I ordered a couple of things, and my mom and my sister did as well. Let me tell you I was pleasantly surprised with this company. Their products are AMAZING. Everything I tried I have loved so far. I love love love love love love love my new medium coverage foundation, and is the only liquid foundation that works on my skin. Their ultimate mascara is AWESOME, and their eye cream (I use my mom's) is so so so good. I thought Mary Kay was a company that sold cheaper cosmetics like Avon (don't get me wrong I love Avon, and I do buy products from their company and love that they don't test on animals). However, Mary Kay, in my opinion, is an upscale brand with exceptional quality. I am comparing these products to other brands that I use every day such as MAC and Nars.

So as I was sitting there my mom kept mentioning to me how good I would be at this; My sales director asked me a week later if I would want to attend another party were the national sales director would be attending, and could think about signing up to be a Mary Kay consultant/sales person. I was very skeptical at first, and almost cancelled going. But when I got there I listened to the National Sales Director's story, how much she makes, what Mary Kay is all about etc... and decided WHAT THE HECK! It sounds fun, Makeup is something I am passionate about, and I could earn some extra money at school because with Mary Kay you decide when you work and that is perfect for a University students lifestyle. With no other job can I decide that I have a midterm next week so I better study and I will work when the midterm is over, with any other job I do not get tax deductions, and with any other job I don't make 50% commission on all my sales. Also did I mention that I get all the products at 50% off!

So I signed the dotted line, paid 125$ for a starter kit (which I will receive on thursday or friday of this week), and I am officially a Mary Kay representative! As exciting as this all is, I am feeling a little bit skeptical, and am worried. What if I am bad at hosting parties, what if no one buys from me? What if I FAIL! But I keep putting it in retrospective for myself: if I fail oh well you tried something new, as long as you try you will meet your quota (200$ a year which is nothing), and you are PASSIONATE about makeup Jessica you will not fail because makeup is something you are good at and love.

All the Mary Kay ladies at the meeting were all saying "omg your going to be a natural. Once the ladies take a look at you they are going to want to buy everything". That made me feel good, and I hope they weren't just saying that to make me sign. Anyways I am truly excited to start Mary Kay, and I am a little nervous (which is normal right?). Like this is something totally new, it is MY OWN BUSINESS for goodness sakes! I think if I just focus on my passion for makeup, and my love for helping people, and not focus on the pressure of selling I will be successful!

JessOwr xoxoxoxoxoxxoxoxoxoxoxo

P.S. I officially love blogging!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Genuine Health Perfect Skin Supplements- The quest for healthy skin

So if you have been watching my YouTube videos you know that I am on the quest for perfect skin, and have been trying out new things lately. I don't think I will stop testing things until I have succeeded. Along this journey I have had a couple of bumps, such as my Clinique experience. I tried the Clinique three step skin care system (number three) because they have a guarantee for clearer/healthier skin; Let me tell you my skin was anything but clear or healthy. My whole forehead was covered in acne, like every pore was a pimple, and I started breaking out on other areas of my face such as my chin and cheeks (which very very very rarely happens to me). Anyways I stopped using it after 2 weeks and sent it back to the Clinique headquarters in Toronto to get my money back (still waiting on the cheque). I started using the Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Cleanser, the St. Ives Apricot scrub, and Clindoxyl Gel which is available through prescription! My face was sooooo clear when I started using these products, but after about a month they stopped having such a dramatic effect, and my skin started to break out a little as it did before I used the Clinique three step system.

So I again started researching for products that would improve my skin. This time instead of using a topical product to stop my breakouts I decided to try and solve the problem from the inside. I started looking into vitamins and supplements to stop the root of the problem. In my local shoppers drug mart flyer I had seen the Perfect Skin vitamin supplements made my Genuine Health advertised and decided to research them online. Overall the product got crappy ratings, and because they are so expensive I decided not to try them. A lot of people who reviewed the product suggested taking Zinc, which is a medical ingredient that is included within the Perfect Skin supplements. After 3 weeks I noticed nothing different. Frustrated, I rushed to my drug store and picked up the perfect skin supplements. They were $30 for 60 caplets, and you have to take 4 caplets each day. This is only a two week supply, and it takes a month for the product to work in full effect. I have been taking it for just over a week now, and I notice a HUGE difference. My face is clear, and wayyyy less oily. I still have one breakout, but it is very small and not inflamed. That is also another thing I notice even if I do breakout, they are not red or infected and disappear in 2-4 days.

Now this could all just be good timing, as I have only been taking these pills for a short time and my face could just be clear by fluke. Once I run out of the pills I am going to purchase another bottle and keep using them to see how my skin looks after a month. If I see the results I have right now I have decided to not buy the Perfect Skin supplements again, but buy the ingredients individually that are within the Perfect Skin supplements. This will be waaaaayyyy cheaper. The active medical ingredients in the Perfect Skin supplements are:

id System enteric-coated EPA-rich fish oil concentrate (from anchovy and sardines)500mg
EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid)250mg
EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) from green tea extract50mg
Zinc (gluconate)3.75mg
Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol)2.5mg
Selenium (L-selenomethionine)50mcg
Chromium (citrate)50mcg
Non-medicinal ingredients:
Gelatin, glycerin, beeswax, lecithin, purified water, aqueous coating solution.
Those are the measurements for each pill, so you would take four doses of these measurements daily. After a month you can start taking two pills as a maintenance dose. The Perfect Skin supplements are made for people who lack dietary vitamins which are essential for healthy skin. Given that I am a vegetarian, I find it hard to get all my vitamins and nutrients which is probably what causes my bad skin.

Genuine Health claims that " Unlike topical acne products or medications which provide short term relief and leave your skin dry and dehydrated, while accelerating the aging process, perfect skin works from the inside out for the healthiest, most effective results in as little as 4 weeks."

and that

" Results you can expect with perfect skin include:
• Reduced acne lesion and blackhead/blemish count
• Reduced inflammation of acne lesions and blackheads/blemishes
• Decreased sebum production, follicle blockage
• Normalized structure, size and function of pores
• Increased resilience to stress and regulation of mood "

you can find this information on their website:

So in combination with a healthy skin care routine which involves cleansing, treating, exfoliating, and hydrating (yes, you need to hydrate even if you have oily skin) and using the Perfect Skin supplements I believe i will have the "perfect" skin. I will keep you guys updated on how this products continues to work!

There is also a male version of these supplements which cater to the nutrients needed for mens skin.

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Friday, May 28, 2010

UPDATE! -contest, fitness,etc...

So I totally suck at updating my blog. Sorry I got lazy, but I am going to try very very hard to keep it going good! Normally I would be running down my road right now, for my 7:30 AM run. However, I have hurt my knee and I cant exercise. This really frustrates me because I am trying to get into shape after being a freshman in University lol, and it is almost bikini season! I wrote to Karina and Katrina from on youtube, maybe they will get back to me :).

So anyways when I came home from university for the summer, I got out of my car and immediately ran to my dog Chrissy (if you have no seen her in some of my videos she is my tiny 6 pound chihuahua and I love her to deathhhhhhh). This was my reaction when I saw her
Me: "CHRISSY omg i miss....omg your fat"! (with a taken aback tone)

My dog was sooooooo huge compared to what she usually looks like, I guess my dad fed her a little to much. Oh goodness. She was originally like just under six pounds, and now she is like 7.5. That is s much weight for a little dog. I have her on a diet and she is starting to loose some of it. Me and Chrissy are getting lots of exercise and working off our winter layers!


I guess I should talk about some makeup or at least something that has to do with my channel as that is why you are all here, and probably don't want to read my rambling. On my channel which is I have posted a video with a haul and at the end I talk about my contest. I really hope you all enter. I am so excited. I can't believe I have reached 400 subscribers. I know everyone says this but I really did think that no one would watch my videos, but I am really happy that you all do. This is just a contest to say thank you to all the support you have all give me. And to be honest 99.99% of the feedback I have gotten on YouTube has been positive, which makes me feel really good! The winner of the contest will receive a mac lipstick of their choice and a mac eyeshadow of their choice. Go to my latest video and check it out!!!!

I am going to order a set of foxy locks extensions in the near future. I will keep you updated with that!

Much love

JessOwr xoxoxoxoxox

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

40 Beauty Questions Tag


So Welcome to my first blog post. I thought the 40 beauty questions tag that is going around YouTube would be a great way to Introduce myself, and let you get to know me!


  1. How many times do you wash your face daily= Two times daily. Once in the morning when I'm in the shower, and once at night when I take my makeup off before bed.
  2. What skin type do you have= Combination. I have an oily T-zone, and the sides of my face are dry.
  3. What is your current facial wash- vichy normaderm purifying cleansing gel
  4. Do you exfoliate= No. I find this irritating to my skin, and all the exfoliators I have used make me break out.
  5. What exfoliator do you use= None
  6. What moisturizer do you use= I use the Vichy Normaderm Anti-Imperfecting Hydrating Care
  7. Do you have freckles= Nope!
  8. Do you use eye cream= Yes. I use the PUR organic eye cream formulated to hydrate eyes, and prevent wrinkles/dark circles (you can never prevent wrinkles to early!)
  9. Do you have acne prone skin= Yes, but I do not have severe acne by any means
  10. Have you ever used Pro-active= No. and I am glad I have not.
  11. What foundation do you use= MAC Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation (Loose), in the shade light
  12. What concealer do you use= Mac Studio Fix in the shade NC20
  13. What do you think of fake eye lashes= they are awesome for special occasions, or when you wanna feel extra special! LOVE
  14. What is your undertone colour= A beige/olive undertone. Compared to others my skin is more green, weird huh?! aha
  15. Did you know you are suppose to change your mascara every 3 months= Yes, and I follow this procedure!
  16. What brand of mascara do you use= L'oreal Telescopic, usually I buy the Carbon Black type. In the summer I use Covergirl LashBlast in the waterproof version
  17. Do you prefer Sephora or MAC= I like both equally. However I get to go to MAC more because I have one near me, while I have to travel far or order products offline to get Sephora products
  18. Do you have a MAC pro card= No, too bad.
  19. What makeup tools do you use= I use brushes! and my fingers for cream products (except cream blushes)
  20. Do you use makeup based primers for your eyes= I did do this just using my normal face primer. However, now that I use an eye cream I find that they two formulas don't mix well so I stopped putting the primer on my lids, and just use the eye cream now. I think it works just as well, I'm not noticing a difference
  21. Do you use makeup primer for the face= Yes, I use MAC Prep & Prime Skin base!
  22. What is your favorite eyeshadow color/shade= While I don't have a particular colour that Is my favorite because I like to switch up my eyeshadow from day to day, I really enjoy golds and purples!
  23. Do you use pencil or liquid liner= I was faithful to pencil liner almost all my life. However just this year I have made a switch to Liquid Liner. I use MAC's liquid Liner in Boot Black. I still use pencil for my bottom lashes however
  24. How often do you poke your eyes with your eyeliner pencil= Never
  25. What do you think of pigment eyeshadows= Honestly, I have never tired them. I feel like they would give a lot of fallout. But now I think I'm gonna have to take a trip to my MAC store and try one out!
  26. Do you use mineral makeup= Yes. my foundation is always mineral, no matter what brand I use
  27. What is your favorite Lipstick= MAC's Creme Cup. It is a great everyday shade, especially for people with darker pigmented lips, as it conceals any redness/darkness and gives you a nude/pink lip!
  28. What is your favorite lipgloss= Sexy Mother Pucker. I know it may hurt. But beauty is pain, and full lips=beautiful
  29. What is your favorite blush= I really enjoy the Coastal Scents 10 color blush palette. I Like the peach color and the soft pink colour. (second from the left on the top row, and the middle colour bottom row)
  30. Do you buy makeup on ebay= No. I like going to the store
  31. Do you go to CCO's= Nope, I don't have one near me....sad :(
  32. Would you consider taking makeup classes= Yes, I have thought about it before, and I would love to sometime in my future.
  33. Are you clumsy at putting on makeup= Nope
  34. Do you like colorful makeup= Yes! love it colour is my life. Especially PINK
  35. Which celebrity always has great makeup= Lauren Conrad always looks Fab, and Kim Kardashian always has the best makeup!
  36. If you could leave the house using one makeup product, what wold it be= Mascara!
  37. Could you ever leave the house without makeup on= Yes, I do on occasion or if I have an event to go to that night and just don't want to have to do my makeup twice that day; but I prefer not to
  38. Do you think you look good without makeup= umm alright, but not my best
  39. What is the best makeup line(s) in your opinion= MAC, always have and always will love MAC
  40. What do you think of makeup= I LOVE it. I remember when I was five I got my first eyeshadow pallet for some gift or another which consisted of a blue, green, and pink eyeshadow trio (they were in the shapes on hearts), and they were the cheapest eyeshadows ever. But I loved it so much. I was putting on my lovely blue eyeshadow (from lid to brow no doubt aha!) in my room, when my dad called down "Jess it's time to go"! I replied "wait daddy I'm putting on m eyeshadow!" My mother corresponded "and now it begins Greg"! Thats when my obsession for makeup began, with that cheap little heart eyeshadow trio!
So that is it. Hope you enjoyed, and thanks for reading! please follow me!

-JessOwr xo