Graduating during a pandemic and a 2020 reflection.

To say that this last year didn’t go as planned would be the understatement (and cliché) of the century. Saying that only scratches the surface. In reality, 2020 has left me with an abundance of mixed thoughts and emotions that I’ve spent the last couple months (if not longer) trying to unpack and make sense of. Before I even get into any of that and … Continue reading Graduating during a pandemic and a 2020 reflection.

Vents by Jess: Getting hurt and knowing when to step back

Taking a little break from some of the beauty content you all have seen on here lately and switching gears back into my thought-provoking, analytical diary entri– I mean, blog posts. I felt compelled to write on this topic not only because of its relevance to my life, but also to kind of… brag a bit? That’s confusing without context. Let me explain. The last … Continue reading Vents by Jess: Getting hurt and knowing when to step back

My top lipsticks I can’t live without

In case you are someone who doesn’t follow every single made-up holiday that is mostly used as an excuse for a cute (sometimes tacky) Instagram post, then you might not have known that last Wednesday was National Lipstick Day. As someone who works in a retail beauty setting, I’m not allowed to not know that. Coincidentally, I have an unhealthy collection of lip products. Like, … Continue reading My top lipsticks I can’t live without

Vents by Jess: Matthew 6:25 and worrying about life

I need to vent because I quite literally might go insane right now if I don’t start writing. I’ve had a lot of pent up anxiety and anger at my world today. Sheer rage to be honest. I’ve been feeling frustrated, stuck, upset… just so unhappy thinking about my current situation, my future, and the life I want to live. And when I’m like the … Continue reading Vents by Jess: Matthew 6:25 and worrying about life

Social Distancing: How to have your life not fall apart during quarantine

Given the fact that during this time of social distancing my life has fallen apart and back together more times than I can count… No, seriously. I have experienced every human emotion possible. I have had productive days where I felt on top of the world and equipped to tackle infinite tasks as well as week-long periods of depression where I couldn’t even be bothered … Continue reading Social Distancing: How to have your life not fall apart during quarantine

Vents by Jess: Longing for the future

Consistently across several life stages, I’ve found myself longing for the future and having to remind myself to be present and enjoy the “right now”. Like when I was 12, I wanted nothing more than to be 16 and be a teenager. And when I was in high school, I wanted to be in college and feel true freedom. And when I was in college, … Continue reading Vents by Jess: Longing for the future

Vents by Jess: Feeling overwhelmed, spreading yourself too thin, and some advice to current students

I have never been more ready for a semester to be over. I know I say that every semester, but this one is different. Granted, they’re all different. College is like a video game; each semester, a new level. And with each new level, the difficulty increases. Until you ultimately lose all your lives and it’s game over. Okay, that was a tad dramatic, but … Continue reading Vents by Jess: Feeling overwhelmed, spreading yourself too thin, and some advice to current students

Review: December Boxycharm

Something I’m going to start doing monthly is reviewing my Boxycharm box! I’ve been subscribed to this box since about May, so I might as well review the contents each month and spill the tea on the products one might encounter if they purchase a Boxycharm subscription (the value is seriously insane). For those of you who are unfamiliar, Boxycharm is a monthly subscription service … Continue reading Review: December Boxycharm