Skincare’s Next Big Thing: The Cushion Compact

review of bb cushion, bb cushion, cushion compact, Korean skincare, review of cushion compactI’m feeling very lucky this week – we get to be in Maui celebrating Max’s Nana’s 80th birthday! And because of all of the added sun exposure I knew I would be getting on this tropical vacation, I thought of this trip as the perfect excuse to buy a new SPF product I’ve been dying to try… the cushion compact! Continue reading

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How to Get a Salon Style Blowout From Home

Salon Blowout at Home, How to Do a Salon Blowout at home, Salon Worthy Blowout from Home, What is the Best Round Brush, Spornette Porcupine BrushMy recent trip to Nine Zero One Salon (http://justjilli.com/2014/09/17/my-current-obsessions-3/) really inspired me to take better care of my hair. Ultimately, this has meant breaking up with my beloved straightener (seriously, it’s not you, it’s me!) and trying to figure out how the hell to blow dry my own hair in a way that leaves me looking socially acceptable enough to actually leave the house! Since I’m not particularly good at doing my own hair, and haven’t really attempted an at-home blow dry in years (my previous routine involved air drying and straightening), it didn’t take long to realize that I was severely uninformed on the subject. A couple of botched attempts later, I realized I had 3 options: succumb to the awful train wreck that was my current ‘blow out,’ pay somebody else to blowout my hair every few days, or learn how to do it myself. Spoiler alert – I decided on the latter. At this point, I knew it was time to bring in the big guns (and by that I mean ‘YouTubers’). Being the night owl that I am, I stayed up late one night watching how-to video after video, and maniacally reading articles on the best way to achieve what I was going for – namely, a salon worthy blowout from home.

Well, one long night, and a couple of under eye circles later, I had found the key to achieving that just-left-the salon hair every girl wants: Continue reading

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

The Best Purple Lipstick for Fall

Limecrime, Airborne Unicorn, Lipstick ReviewAs I mentioned last week, purple lipstick is a huge trend in makeup right now. My personal favorite is Airborne Unicorn by Lime Crime, a shade of medium purple with hints of neon, aptly described as ‘mysterious as the animal itself.’ And though I’m not usually one to experiment with makeup trends, nor do I regularly wear any color of lipstick other than nude, when I first discovered this lippy, I just knew Continue reading