Friday, March 24, 2017

Life Happenings - Blogger, Photographer, Pure Barre Teacher, and Lipsense Distributor

Photography: Jamee Edwards
Skirt: Shein c/o / Top: ASOS (on SALE!) / Hat: Target / Bracelets: Baublebar and here c/o / Necklace: Baublebar SuagrFix c/o / Ring: Stella Dot c/o / Lips: Pucker and Pout - Pink Champagne / Sandals: Cents of Style c/o (old similar here)
This week has seemed to go so slow, and so fast at the same time. In case you don't follow me on social media then you might have missed that I decided to become a Senegence distributor last week. Sometimes I think I am crazy for signing up because I am already full time with my blog, and part time with photography and teaching. Ever since I started using Lipsense back in October I fell in love with the product, and everyone on social media kept saying that I should sell it because of my following. For the longest time I kept putting it off because I don't have that personality to push things onto people, and hate making feel obligated to buy from me. Plus, do I really have time to take on another thing to add to my list?

For the past month I've been asking myself questions whether I should just keep buying lipsense or should I become a distributor and sell it? I love the product, and what the amazing thing is that it sells itself. After a long month of asking my distributor friends questions I finally decided to sign up as a distributor, and came up with my company name Pucker and Pout by J Petite. I figured if it doesn't work out then I lost $55 to sign up as a distributor, and if it does make money then it's another source of income that I can add to my little family. 

Ever since the day I got started I have had a HUGE amount of inquiries about buying the product, and am so excited for my first round of shipments to finally arrive. Please pardon the late blog post, but I am still trying to find a balance between all my businesses. This weekend I am going to be focusing on developing some time management between all my businesses. If you have any suggestions I would love to hear it!


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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Spring Dresses 2017

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Fashion Elite with J Petite Linkup - Pastels

Photography: Jamee Edwards
Top: Style Mafia (ON SALE FOR $35! Comes also in black + white) / Jeans: AG / Boots: Go Jane (simialr here and here) / Bag: Rebecca Minkoff / Lips: Liner-MAC Whirl, Lipstick-MAC Angel, Gloss-MAC Deelight  
If you have been following my linkups regularly then you might notice that this is a tadddddddd late. I got back in from Utah yesterday around 3 pm, and fell asleep from 5 pm until this morning at 4 am. 
Tired much?! Let me tell you, a ten hour drive can take it out of you lol!

Since yesterday was the first day of Spring it's only natural that the first Spring linkup post be about one of my favorite trends, pastels! Pastels have been a classic trend that keeps coming around every year, and is something that I never want to go away. Can we please talk about how adorable this top is?! I posted it on a collage a while ago, and loved it so much that I had to have it. The lace, the color, and the sleeves is everything that screams spring! The best part is that it's on SALE!!!! Yep, you need ;)

Featured Bloggers of the Week
Virgina from More to Mrs E nailed it when it came to featuring the OTS dress trend. This dress makes me so excited for summer, and am obsessed with how she styled her look.

Johanna from 101 Things I love gives me major color envy! Can we please talk about that clutch?! Tassel goals!

Thank you for joining me at the Fashion Elite with J Petite Linkup! I love sharing everything that is style whether it be the latest trends or something that is staple in the wardrobe. I absolutely love linkups as a way to connect and discover other amazing bloggers from all around the world. Each week bloggers may submit their posts on Tuesdays at 1 am Arizona Mountain time to show their take on our beauty/fashion theme of the week. Each week I will pick 2 of my favorite bloggers who rocked the trend from the previous week to be featured on my blog.

I would love to see you linking up with me by sharing #fashionelitewithjpetite, and tagging @thejpetite on Instagram. I will feature our favorite Instagram accounts who feature my hashtag.

Next weeks theme will be "Shorts."

Would you like to cohost the Fashion Elite Linkup? Email me jessica.marie.edmunds@gmail.com and let’s organize a date
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Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Power Of God

Photography: Molly McElenney 
HMU: Makiaj Beauty 
Dress: Missguided / Choker: Baublebar c/o / Shoes: Nina c/o
Feeling sleep deprived and a little emotional I decided that i needed to forgo taking a nap so that I am able to write down everything that is flowing through my mind.  Yesterday morning I witnessed the power of god. 

   On Thursday I made the trip up to Utah to be present for one of my besties to deliver her twins. During her baby shower last month I told her that if she would have me that I would love to document her birth story as a gift from me to her. Since my friend has been there for me as a sister over the past 14 years I wanted to give her something that she could cherish all of her life. I was thrilled that she wanted me to be apart of her birth, and was counting down the days until I would drive up to Utah. I got the call that the babies were gonna be coming, and that they might have to induce her. Once operation baby was established, I gathered all my things to make the 10 hour drive to Utah.  Fast forward to Saturday night. I meet my friend at the hospital where I snapped a few pictures, and the waiting game started. We found out that she wouldn't be delivering until the morning, which is when her parents and I decided to go back to my friends place to sleep. We got to the house around midnight, and from there I feel asleep next to my phone waiting for the call to come. The next day I wake up to a call saying that it's time for me to go to the hospital. I leaped out of bed wearing the same thing I wore last night, threw on some shoes, threw in a piece of gum, and rushed to the hospital with my camera in hand. Hot mess Jess was out of the door within three minutes of the call. The way I looked in the hospital really called for a shirt that said "I woke up like this."  

 Once I got to labor and delivery they suited me up to go into the OR room where my friend would be delivering. When I got there I was greeted by the staff surrounded by her already pushing with a smile on her face. I found myself a little corner with a bench to document while being out of the way doctors and nurses. I have never done a birth story before, and was so in love with how much magic goes into delivery. So much emotion was documented from the strength of delivery, husband supporting his wife, mom seeing babies for the first time, and dad bonding with child. Once both babies were delivered I started to tear up once I saw my friends husband looking into her eyes telling her that she did it.  So much love went into making those babies, and bringing them safely into this world. Seeing new life enter this world gave me this deep feeling of faith, and the presence of god in my life. This experience was truly the most beautiful and amazing thing I have ever witnessed, and now have a new found appreciation for gods hand in bringing life into this world. 
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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Raspberry Sorbet

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Wellness Wednesday - Sephora Healthy Skin & Hair Review: Play Box


For todays "Wellness Wednesday," we are going to be talking about products that are healthy for your skin and hair. A couple weeks ago I saw someone opening this Sephora Play box on an insta story, and everything she pulled out of the box was large samples like you would see in a Birchbox. I commented on the story, asking about the box, and how much it was. To my surprise the box was only $10 a month!!! Done. Sold. Box ordered. 

Since I have such sensitive skin, that is acne prone, I love to try out new products when I don't have to pay an arm and a leg for them. 


What's great about this box subscription is that every month you'll receive:
  • Free one on one tutorials at your local Sephora when you bring in your box's card.
  • If you are a Beauty Insider then you can get 50 additional beauty points by bringing in your play card.
  • Book with tips, tricks, and beauty advice.
  • Access to "How to" video content on Sephora.com
  • A collectible bag that goes with the current month's theme (this month the theme is "Gleam Team").
  • 5 large samples + fragrance.

Let's dive into what's in March's box, shall we....



Living Proof - Full Dry Volume Blast


This product is probably one of the largest samples I have every received, and is a perfect size to travel with. This spray is perfect for delivering volume and texture to hair while creating a silky soft feel. Lots of texture sprays add weight to hair creating a "waxy" feel, but this product creates texture that is "lighter than air." This product is also great for old hair to refresh a style by using powders that are oil controlling and light weight. Say hello to hair with volume, and braids that will never slip out ;)


Algenist - REVEAL Concentrated Aluminizing Drops


This product is perfect for the upcoming summer months when it's all about achieving that glowing skin. These drops are suppose to be a liquid highlighter that gives a "soft, focused, illuminated, radiance" that can be used on top of foundation, or can be used as a tinted moisturizer by mixing it with foundation and moisturizer. The drops capture and diffuse light with their ultra fine silver pigments giving that radiant healthy glow to skin. What's even more amazing about this product are the ingredients. It contains Algacorrecting Complex which helps regenerate and protect skin overtime. The ingredients also help color correct uneven skin tone. 


Make Up For Ever - Artist Shadow


Nothing super special about this product. It's just a fun eye shadow to add to the collection ;)


Benefit - Watts Up! Cream to Powder Highlighter


This product I think is going to be one of my favorites for highlighting and contouring. This cream to powder formula is super easy to use without worrying about making a mess while delivering soft sheen. Dab it on the cheeks, down the center of the nose, cupid's bow, and brow bones to enhance your facial features.


GLAMGLOW - GLOWSTARTER Mega Illuminating Moisturizer 


Last but not least, lets talk about this killer two-in-one moisturizer. I am probably most excited about this product because the reviews are amazing, and people have claimed that it already has improved their skin within 30 days. This is a daily moisturizer that contains a light reflecting formula that blurs, reflects, and enhances your complexion even under your makeup. This product contains green tea, vitamins, shea butter, and hyaluronic acid to energize and moisten skin. 

This box is seriously my latest craze, and allows me to try all the latest products for only $10! Just let that amount sink in for a sec. If you love beauty products as much as I then this box is for you! 
Just saying ;)

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Fashion Elite with J Petite Linkup - OTS Dresses

Photography: Jamee Edwards
Dress: Shein c/o / Necklace: J.Crew (old similar here) / Bag: Target (old similar here) / Shoes: Marc Fisher / Ring: Stella Dot c/o / Lips: Liner-MAC Whirl, Lipstick-MAC Angel, Gloss-MAC Deelight  
If you have been following me for a while then you probably have caught on that I LOVE dresses! Dresses are my go-to for every season, and especially when it comes to the warmer months. When I saw this dress from Shein I knew it would be the perfect addition to the spring and summer wardrobe.   This OTS dress is so flirty and feminine without being too sexy. I love the OTS trend so much because it's flattering to so many body types since women tend to be thinner around shoulders. 

My favorite part about this dress is the bow ties on the sleeves. I am a sucker for details like that :)

Featured Bloggers of the Week
Rachel from Threads for Thomas gave me major ruffle envy when I saw her post. These dresses popped up everywhere this season, and it's such a feminine piece to have in the closet. My favorite part about this outfit isn't even the ruffles, it's her velvet booties!

Can we just talk about how darling Nancy looks from Simply Nancy That color she's wearing is absolutely stunning, and I'm obsessing over her feminine blouse. The ruffle bell sleeves mixed with the looseness of the blouse makes me all heart-eyed-emoji over here.


Thank you for joining me at the Fashion Elite with J Petite Linkup! I love sharing everything that is style whether it be the latest trends or something that is staple in the wardrobe. I absolutely love linkups as a way to connect and discover other amazing bloggers from all around the world. Each week bloggers may submit their posts on Tuesdays at 1 am Arizona Mountain time to show their take on our beauty/fashion theme of the week. Each week I will pick 2 of my favorite bloggers who rocked the trend from the previous week to be featured on my blog.

I would love to see you linking up with me by sharing #fashionelitewithjpetite, and tagging @thejpetite on Instagram. I will feature our favorite Instagram accounts who feature my hashtag.

Next weeks theme will be "Pastels."

Would you like to cohost the Fashion Elite Linkup? Email me jessica.marie.edmunds@gmail.com and let’s organize a date



 

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