God, insomnia, and resumés

Tuesday night, I spent the hours between 8pm and midnight in an anxious, doubtful frenzy. I’ve officially started my postgrad job search. I thought I knew what to expect based on the stories I’ve heard from my friends who jumped right into it right after college. I, who took a short break on the other hand, didn’t realize how intimidating and stressful it was going … Continue reading God, insomnia, and resumés

Rating under eye patches I’ve used

One of my favorite things to do on nights where I have a little time to spare and want to treat myself is flesh out my skincare routine and go for the full pampering effect. I’m an avid face mask user, but on occasion, I love to throw on some under eye gels. They just feel so luxurious (and truly amazing) after a grueling, tiresome … Continue reading Rating under eye patches I’ve used

Current top five red lipsticks

It’s been a while, but I’m back! The world has changed a little since my last blog post (more vaccinations, less masks). Obviously, please continue to be responsible and make informed choices, but with masks slowly (hopefully) becoming a thing of the past, fun lip colors are back, baby. Me personally, I’ve barely bothered with makeup over the last year. At most I’d pop on … Continue reading Current top five red lipsticks

Life’s possibilities and making hard decisions

I get my inspiration from rainy, late night drives. Sometimes I get it from having a few too many drinks. Sometimes, it just hits me out of nowhere. But I’m almost always never in a good place to record it or write it down when it strikes, and then it flees from my mind and becomes a lost memory. And I’ve had quite a few … Continue reading Life’s possibilities and making hard decisions

Five Fragrance Faves for #NationalFragranceDay

Happy National Fragrance Day loves! I’ve been on a perfume kick recently. Really, I’d call it a self discovery? Fragrance is one of those things that I’ve always adored and been both knowledgeable and passionate about, but I just didn’t realize how much until recently. Plus, I’ve fallen deep into a “perfume tok” hole (simultaneously feeding my TikTok addiction, and frankly, there’s no escaping. So … Continue reading Five Fragrance Faves for #NationalFragranceDay

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