April 30, 2015

[HOW TO] Clean Your Shower Curtain Liner

Want an easy way to get your shower curtain liner clean?  Here's my favorite method to get my liner looking fresh and new using common household products.  Happy spring cleaning!


You will need:
1 shower curtain liner
A few large towels
1 cap/cup of laundry detergent
1/2 cup of baking soda
(optional) 1/2 vinegar in first rinse cycle
Washing machine

Directions:
1. Throw liner, towels, detergent, and baking soda in the washing machine.
2. Wash on normal or delicate cycle.
3. Add vinegar to first rinse to kill any residual bacteria.
4. When the wash is complete, remove liner and hang on shower curtain rod to dry.  Dry towels as you normally would.

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DAILY BLURBS (April 2015)


4/1 Tried on bridesmaid dresses for the Paris wedding!
4/2 Daniel's birthday...made Crumbs cupcakes :)
4/3 St. Louis Bubble Tea + Clean Bandit
4/4 Filmed spring makeup tutorial & US Women vs New Zealand
4/5 Changed bedroom decor & made Twinkies Ice Cream Cake
4/6 Lazy day...
4/7 Cat muscles practical
4/8 Beautiful blooming trees :)
4/9 Restocked on Crispy M&Ms
4/10 Macomb, IL for ISAS
4/11 Won award for research!
4/12 Planted flowers :)
4/13 Seeded new hEC and hMSC cells
4/14 Katie's HUGE German Chocolate Cake
4/15 Tattini shock
4/16 Filmed: How To Clean A Dirty Shower Curtain
4/17 Mufasa loves this video...
4/18 McGurk's for Michael's birthday!
4/19 Ahhh! Won the auction for my new domain - nowandjenn.com
4/20 Hung out with Mufasa all day
4/21 Last day of TAing ever :(
4/22 Banana splits on the quad
4/23 Dave & Buster's for the Hawks and Bulls game
4/24 Home for the weekend
4/25 Slept in and bummed it all day
4/26 Washed the salt off my car!
4/27 Ran errands all day...ugh
4/28 Last day w/ my 006 & 007 students :(
4/29 Sign up for DAT
4/30 Signatures for graduation...



2015 DAILY BLURBS

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April 27, 2015

REVIEW: YSL Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils

I received this complimentary mascara from Influenster and YSL for testing and review purposes.
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QUICK TAKE
I thought the look and feel of the packaging was amazing.  It's incredibly luxe and sophisticated.

USAGE TIPS:  
Apply as normal.  If you have sparse and straight Asian lashes, use with false lashes.

THE VERDICT A- 
I love trying new cosmetics and this mascara, YSL Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils, is out of this world.  I got to try it in 1 High Density Black.  First of all, I still can't get over how beautiful this packaging is.  What a sleek design.  What's even sleeker are my lashes!  The combination of the mascara's nylon brush and formulation allows the mascara to be deposited in a generous, yet clump-free amount.  I don't think my lashes have ever looked this good.  Granted, my false lashes help a lot, but this mascara took my eyes to another level.  I wish I could use this product on my natural lashes, but like most non-waterproof mascaras, it just makes my lashes too wet and droopy.  I'm really excited to try this mascara in the waterproof version and see if my natural lashes will hold up to it.  All in all, this is a great product and I highly recommend it for people seeking high volume and high drama lashes!  





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April 17, 2015

PLAY > Flo Rida - I Don't Like It, I Love It (ft. Robin Thicke & Verdine White)

New jingle for McDonald's?
#whistlewhileyouwork #happyfriday


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April 12, 2015

Bright & White Bedroom (Spring Decor Update)

I like to live in a light and bright space during the warmer months, so I swap out a lot of my dark decorative pieces for light ones.  I'm basically going from black decor to white decor, with pops of color in between.  You don't have to break the bank to create a different feel for your room and I think I found some great pieces at a very affordable price.  Stores like Home Goods, TJ Maxx, and Marshalls give me life!  Target is also amazing.  See how I transform my room for Spring!


Product List
Nicole Miller Home - Linen Duvet & Shams in White (Home Goods)
Simply Shabby Chic - Floral Sheet Set in Pink Rose (Target)
Fieldcrest - Bedskirt in White (Target)
Threshold - Sweater Knit Blanket in Shell (Target)
IKEA - Ektorp Loveseat in Blekinge White
Crate & Barrel - 5x8 Olin Rug in Black/Cream
Crate & Barrel - Format Clear Square Tray
Kate Spade - Things We Love (coffee table book)
Bath and Body Works - candles
Essie Nail Polishes
Hunter Boots in Chartreuse

Similar Products
Duvet covers by Simply Shabby Chic: http://amzn.to/1O0QOS5
Bedskirts by Fieldcrest: http://amzn.to/1O0UDGU
Floor Rugs by Crate & Barrel http://amzn.to/1GyFduG
Candles by Bath and Body Works http://amzn.to/1I1iHHV
Nail polishes by Essie http://amzn.to/1FHcVLs
...find much more on Amazon!






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April 8, 2015

PLAY > Mark Ronson - Feel Right (ft. Mystikal)

!!!DANGER!!! Mystikal is killin' it!  Not sure how I missed this, but #onrepeat

PLAY

Let the music work your ear muscles, haha  
Don't forget to watch the Live on SNL version too...so good!


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April 6, 2015

Influenster #XOVoxbox (Unboxing & Review)

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing and review purposes.



THE GOOD I was beyond excited to receive this box.  This felt like this was the a major fashion/clothing related box from Influenster.

THE BAD:  When I received the XO Voxbox, I was a bit disappointed with the Land's End promotion.  $25 off $100 is still quite a bit for me to spend.

THE LOVELY:  Influenster's partnership with Adore Me was fantastic and I'm obsessed my new lingerie.  I'm still subscribed to the Adore Me membership and can't wait to see what else Adore Me offers in the future.  I have never heard of SkinFix before and was surprised that my handcream-snob self actually loved this hand repair cream.  The Tide + Febreze Pods are a combination of two of my most trusted brands/products, so I had no doubt these laundry pods were going to deliver.  I have been using the Colgate Optic White collection for the past month and I can attest to the fact that the combination of the toothbrush, whitening pen, and toothpaste absolutely works!  The John Frieda Frizz Ease products were much need while I was on vacation.  My hair would have had a horrible time in the hot and humid Florida weather if the Beyond Smooth products didn't come to the rescue. I didn't buy anything from Land's End, because I'm a poor college student, but I love the classic pieces that Land's End offers.  All in all,  I loved everything I received in the XO Voxbox!  Thank you so much +Influenster and to everyone else who made this box possible!


April 5, 2015

6 Winter to Spring Makeup Tips

Hi, I'm Jenn!  I wanted to film a quick winter makeup to spring makeup tutorial offering some of my favorite transitioning tips.  Hope it helps freshen you up for spring!  Watch to see how I create one of my favorite looks!

6 WINTER TO SPRING MAKEUP TIPS
  1. Add warmth to your foundation
  2. Use more concealer
  3. New season = new mascara
  4. Fun, bright blush
  5. Tone down your red lip
  6. Bump up the highlight



PRODUCT LIST
EMITE Lash Curler
KRYOLAN Cream Highlighter in Cashmere (similar)
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What To Pack & What NOT To Pack (Beach Vacation)

Hey Yu guys!  I haven't posted a video in FOREVER!  I filmed this before I left for Spring Break and finally got around to editing it.  I think my tips will come in handy for all you travelers out there.  I use to take a lot of unnecessary things and realized that everything that I would ever need can and will fit in a carry-on suitcase.  After I figured that out, traveling has been so much nicer...I've even traveled with just a backpack!  Listed below is my travel checklist and I hope these tips will help you pack for your next trip!



What To Wear/Pack For The Plane
  • jeans
  • tank
  • sweatshirt or light jacket
  • hat
  • sneakers
  • eyemask
  • book/magazine/journals/schoolwork
  • headphones
  • backpack - pack a smaller purse in backpack
  • id/wallet
  • plane tickets
  • phone


What To Pack (in a carry-on)
  • clothes - nothing gets packed if it doesn't layer well and/or it doesn't goes with the other pieces  [what I brought: shorts (2), skirt (1), romper (1), dresses (2), tops (3), beach cover-up (1)]
  • a set of workout clothes - tank and shorts
  • accessories - jewelry, scarves, watches
  • skincare, haircare, makeup (remember to limit your liquids)
  • couple of tampons/pantiliners/pads
  • toothbrush and toothpaste
  • pills and vitamins
  • bandaids
  • health history (list of medications & conditions)
  • retainer
  • curling iron
  • strapless bra (if needed)
  • comfy underwear
  • couple pairs of socks
  • bikinis
  • sunglasses
  • camera + sd card (if your phone camera sucks)
  • chargers - phone, camera


What NOT To Pack
  • extra jeans/pants
  • heels (if needed, limit yourself to one pair)
  • bath towel
  • beach towel
  • extra toiletries
  • money belt
  • valuables
  • expensive clothes, jewelry...etc.
  • more than one guidebook
  • hair dryer
  • sunscreen and bug spray (buy it there)
  • beach toys
  • laptop
  • ipad or any other tablet
  • textbooks

I do a lot of online shopping and everything I mentioned can usually be ordered online! 
Sonia Kashuk Beauty http://amzn.to/1CDc9e7
Essie Nail Polishes http://amzn.to/1azgyrV
...and much more on Amazon!


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