Something You Don’t Know About Me #2

I love cover bands.

For those who don’t know what cover bands are, think of the TV show Glee. I never thought of Glee as a show dedicated to cover songs, but in essence it is. There are are so many great cover band out there, I tend to find most of them on Youtube. The way each band reproduces music from our favorite songs is phenomenal. One for my favorite cover artist is Alex Goot, he has a Youtube channel I subscribe too and is so good! One of my favorite cover songs he redid, was “Time After Time” on his CD songs I wish I wrote Volume 3. I think this is my favorite because this was the first song I downloaded by Alex Goot. Since this song, I have been a fan. In 2012 he released a album, that was amazing!

My favorite thing about cover songs is the way a person put emphasis on a different work could change the entire meaning of the song also too, the person singing typically has such an amazing voice.Recently, I discovered this new band thanks to Pandora. Boyce Avenue, and there music is so amazing as well! That is one thing I love about Pandora, you can find anything on there to listen too, and you don’t have to listen to the same songs on the radio over and over. Rest in peace Paul Walker, but if I have to hear “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa I am going to start driving in silence!

If your interested in Alex Goot you can find him on iTunes 

xx

Jazmin Mac

 

Photo Credit: Weheartit.com

Clothes Prep

I’m sure I am not the only one that has a problem getting out of the door for work on time. Have you ever had one of those days were you feel like you have nothing to wear? Well I have the solution and it’s 99% fool proof!

Get your clothes ready on Sunday night or the night before! It also helps to have backup outfits, just in case something doesn’t work out. For example, if you have that snag on your nail that rips your last pair of stockings, then you can wear your back up outfit. I really do keep my clothes on a garment rack in my room. It helps me to see what I have and what I am wearing through out the week.

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Once I have implemented this into my weekly, and night time routine. I can get out of the house in 45 minutes, that includes walking the dog. Do you all have any tips or tricks to share to get out of the house QUICK? It also helps me to know what I am doing with my hair and makeup. I have a signature look, I wear to work almost everyday (unless I am feeling fancy). For the most part I like to have very low maintenance hair just to keep things on the simple side. Usually, I reserve the weekends to let my creativity show.

 

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Jazmin Mac

Why I love Summer

I am so glad the weekend is finally here. This week went by fast, but I am glad it is gone.

 

Recently, I was having a conversation with a friend and she said that, she is so glad the weekend is here. Thinking of how fast this week went by, make me think, we are almost halfway through summer. Soon it will be getting chilly and I will be counting down until next summer. OMG having this thought made me so sad, I am always so sad to see summer go. I just want to hold on to it forever!

 

If I could hold on to summer forever I would love:

1. To have the sun beam down on my skin, making me feel warm.

2. To spend every moment outside, just because you can.

3. Take long walks when the sun starts going down.

4. Having long days.

5. Wearing outfits that are always comfortable (in the winter I always feel like I have to put on more clothes).

What are your favorite things about summer? What will you miss most when the weather gets cooler?

Honeymoon Pt 3

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Here are some more pictures from our honeymoon. The second picture is from our visit to Pearl Harbor, here is the blog post on that. One of my favorite things about our honeymoon, apart that we got to go to Hawaii, but the photos I was able to take while we were there were so amazing. Hawaii landscaping was phenomenal, I am a photo geek and I am so excited to have these pictures for life 🙂

Here is the first post from our honeymoon recap. Thank you guys for liking the photos I shared with you all, I am happy to share these special moments with you all 🙂

xx

Jazmin Mac

Review: Neutogena Healthy Defense Moisturiser

Neutogena Healthy Defense Moisturizer is a face moisturizer that is made with sunblock to protect the skin from damage caused by the sun. The packaging states that this product should be used once a day (clearly in the morning) after washing, cleansing, and toning. It should be applied with your fingertips, blending well all over the face. It can be worn alone or under foundation.

Neutogena is a skin care brand that I find amazing, I’ve used this brand off and on since I started a skin care regiment. Huge fan! Try the makeup wipes, ultra gentle daily cleanser, fresh foaming cleanser, makeup remover, and sunblock!

The package says it provides protection from skin aging effects of the sun, when used with other sun protection measures. It keeps skin hydrated all day. This innovative formula contains Helioplex® Technology that helps protect from the harmful UVB-burning rays and UVA-aging rays which can cause premature lines and wrinkles. This daily moisturizer has an exclusive anti-oxidant blend with pure Vitamin E, which helps prevent environmental damage. Lightweight, non-greasy, it’s powerful protection and hydration you can rely on all day, every day.

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There are a few things I like about this product which made me want to do this post. When applying this moisturizer, it acts like a primer, leaving a moisturizing layer on the skin. The layer of moisture gives makeup something to stick to, plus it has SPF. I also like the affordability, it can be found it at any drugstore, which is amazing because I can grab it on the go and not have to make a stop to the mall for a face moisturizer.

One thing I don’t like about this product is that it only comes in this small size. A small size is great when you are traveling but when me and Frank are using the same product it goes much more faster then when I used it on my own.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this product. I am finishing up my third bottle and already purchased my fourth. Last summer I had skin issues and went to the dermatologist. The doctor recommend this product which sold me on how amazing this product is.

If you have any question about this product feel free to leave a comment and I will answer, but you should just buy it, because it is amazing.

xx

Jazmin Mac

 

5 Minute Face

This morning I took this picture while I was getting dressed, and instead of just posting it on Instagram I thought what a great post-lol

For a quick 5 minute face these are the products I use.

Nars tinted moisturizer

Mac skin finish natural

Kabuki brush

Eye brow brush

Contour Brush

Blush Brush

Wet ‘n Wild eyebrow pencil

Black radiance setting powder for contour powder

Elf blush

Maybelline baby skin primer

xx

Jazmin Mac

Something You Don’t Know About Me #1

A few post back, I was writing about my honeymoon in Hawaii and how Frank and I went on a hike and saw a super cool light house. Upon writing that I realized something you don’t know about me,  I love lighthouses.

I have no idea why I find lighthouses so fascinating. If I ever go somewhere coastal, I try to make it a point to to see if there is a lighthouse nearby. When I was younger, my favorite type of calendars to get were lighthouses. For some reason I find them mysterious and like there is a story to be told about it. They usually seem desolate and creepy. I hope I am not the only one who thinks of lighthouses like that- Ha!

Here are some of the coolest lighthouses I haven’t been to, but am looking forward to exploring.

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I took this photo last year, at the Cape Henry Lighthouse in Virginia Beach.

There are so many more I would love this see in the Unites States. 🙂 I can’t wait to take you along with me!

xx

Jazmin Mac

Brian Adrian Photography

A few weeks ago, I had a photoshoot with Brian of Brian Adrian Photography. He is an up and coming photographer in the Washington DC area, and I had the honor of working with him. First I want to apologize to Brian for taking so long to post this! We shot these pictures a week before the wedding and as you can imagine time got a way from me. To redeem myself here they are for your enjoyment 🙂

Feel free to check out Brian’s work at Photographicbrian.comFacebook, or email him directly at brianw224@gmail.com

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What I’m Wearing:

Sweater: Old TJ Maxx Similar here and here

Pants: Old Navy (sold out)- similar here

Necklace: Charming Charlie’s

Shoes: Nine West (sold out)- similar here

Bag: Michael Kors

xx

Jazmin Mac