Coffee Ice Cubes – For a Superior Iced Coffee Experience (VIDEO)

Easy Recipe, Video Recipe, Coffee Ice cube recipe, Trader Joe's Cold Brewed Coffee

I love iced coffee, but I hate the fact that I can’t just sip it slowly and enjoy it (as I would a regular cup of coffee). Instead, I’m always finding myself in a race with the ice to see who can get to the coffee first, and, spoiler alert, the ice usually wins. So when I came across this fun little idea to make coffee ice cubes, and completely irradiate said problem for good, I simply had to share with you, my readers. (I’ve always got your back).


I wouldn’t even call this a recipe, it’s really more of a how-to, and a super simple one at that! In my version, I used Continue reading

My Street Style: Flares + Cut-In Tank

Fall 2014 Outfit, Flatforms, Nyx Transylvania, Dark Lipstick, Goth Fashion, Fall 2014 FashionThere’s something about this time of year, probably just its proximity to Halloween, that gets me feeling all witchy inside. For example: exactly this time last year I got the urge to dye my hair purple (http://justjilli.com/2013/10/23/hollyweird/) and buy Demonia boots (http://justjilli.com/2014/08/26/all-about-the-a-line/) – I know, not the most practical purchase, but they still make me smile when I see them in my closet, so that’s gotta count for something, right? Well, this year my inner Goth child told me to get a (temporary) septum ring and dark purple lipstick. And my look took a decidedly darker direction when I combined these two things (septum + dark lips) and wore them with my new favorite flares and a cut-in graphic tank. (BTW, I am really feeling flared leggings and cut-in tanks right now, it’s all I seem to feel like wearing of late). I wore this outfit to the Chvrches concert at Hollywood Palladium last Friday night, which was our last big hurrah in Hollywood before the big move. (In case you missed it, I’m moving to San Diego TODAY!)

Fun fact: I actually helped design the top, and it’s one of my very favorite pieces of clothing right now! You can’t really see the hieroglyphic-type symbols down the front, but don’t fret, because I’m sure I’ll feature it in an actual outfit post soon enough.

 

Current Obsession: Kimberly McDonald Jewelry (VIDEO)

Kimberly McDonald Rings, Interview with Kimberly McDonald, Sustainable Fashion, Sustainable jewelry brand, I recently had the amazing opportunity to shoot at the Kimberly McDonald flagship store in West Hollywood, and am so excited to finally share my time there with all of you. This week represents a couple of ‘firsts’ for Just Jilli: my first interview on the blog (with Kimberly McDonald’s Design Assistant – after the jump), and my first (of many) videos. I couldn’t be happier or more grateful to have Kimberly McDonald as my ‘first’ in these regards, because I really respect this brand on a number of levels. It goes without saying that her collections are TO DIE FOR gorgeous! (Watch the video and you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about). But what I especially love about this brand is its commitment to sustainability and appreciation of nature!

I wanted to dig deeper into this very special brand, so Design Assistant Christina Chapman kindly agreed to let me interview her:
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The Best Dark Lipstick for Fall – Review of NYX’s Transylvania

Best Dark Lipstick, Dark Plum Lipstick, Fall 2014 Lipstick Colors, DIY lip scrub, how to wear dark lipstickLipstick is such a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to update your look, it’s fun to experiment with new colors every once in a while. That’s why this week’s Makeup Monday post is all about dark lipstick, a makeup trend that feels so on point for fall, I’ve been dying to try it for myself. So naturally, being the compulsive planner that I am, I set about researching all of the best dark lip colors out there. Ultimately I was able to narrow it down to Continue reading

Current Obsessions

Best Hair Salon in LA, Chan Luu BraletteWhen your butt could have sat in the same salon chair as Jessica Simpson, Julianne Hough, or Selena Gomez (to name but a few) you know you’ve come to the right place. (And I’m not saying that because I think it’s ‘cool’ to have your hair cut at the same place as a celebrity, but because the one thing they all have in common is GORGEOUS hair!) Well I recently got my hair cut at this very salon, Nine Zero One to be exact, by one of their stylists named Molly. And I have to say that my hair feels totally healthy and refreshed. But the reason I’m sharing all of this with you is to pass along some great pieces of advice Molly gave me during my visit: Continue reading