Monday, July 29, 2013

OOTD: Easy {Like Sunday Morning}

Ok so yesterday was Sunday. It doesn't really matter because this outfit is easy like...scrambled eggs....a walk on the beach.....Sunday morning.....or Monday afternoon. Except this Monday isn't really easy. I am in the middle of moving today. At least my outfit is easy today. 

This outfit is 1 monochromatic piece of fabric other wise known as a romper. To make it interesting, they added a tribal/aztec type of print. I like that because it isn't neither too plain nor too busy. You can easily add different piece's of jewelry to go with this outfit, like so. I really liked playing with the different color accessories to give it some color. Hence the orange bracelet and the mint bra strap. I'm not saying I am the most formal and classy when it comes to OOTD's or outfit's in general. This is just me. Besides, it is totally trendy to have bra's and bandeau's showing these days.

thank god

Another addition to my outfit's every single day, is the hair tie on ma' wrist. It is what it is. Some other things on my wrist include a gold stretch bracelet and a cross stretch bracelet both seen here. The orange bracelet with the gold beading is from Trisha's Treasure Chest. It has been my favorite lately. I got it for free when I ordered those sweet sunglasses. I love those things. I know they are not for everyone. You either love them or you hate them. They look upside down and I would say they throw back the 50's, 60's or 70's. One of those era's. What do you guys think of them? If your wondering, those sunglasses are the pink ones on her site. Not a crazy pink, they look rather nude.

The necklace was previously seen here. This is another favorite. Whenever I don't know what to wear on my neck, I always go for it. It lays at the perfect length. It is easy. It isn't heavy or a huge fuss. It has a simple design, a feather, but has some cute white bead detailing on the feather. I also really love that the feather isn't actually a charm you can take on and off. It is attached to the chain and it lays horizontally as opposed to vertically. I notice weird things like that.

If there is one thing that isn't easy about my outfit, it would be the fact that I always put it on backwards. The straps hang really low. I apologize I didn't get a better shot of the back of the outfit, but take my word for it:  it is loose and the straps criss cross. That combination always messes me up on my first try of putting it on.

Have you seen my last OOTD? OMG I swear I wear it like twice a week. Check it out!

What do you guys think of the sunglasses? 
Love them or hate them?


Saturday, July 27, 2013

Top 10 ELF Products

Hey Yall!

ELF is probably my favorite brand. Im not going to talk too much about anything because it's all in the video: Enjoy!

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10. HD Blush 

9. HD Powder
8. ELF Lip Stain in Heartbreaker 
7. Glossy Gloss in Pink Candy
6. Defining Eye Brush 

5. Professional Eye Crease Brush
4. Studio Blushes 
3. Radiance Enhancer
2. Eyelid Primer

1. Essentials Lipsticks


Too Faced Shadow Insurance

Ok so you guys, I am moving! I am like stressed to no end. I am such a brat because the cable company can't come and set up my cable and internet until Tuesday the 6th of August. I am stressed about that. What am I going to do without both of those things?! So yeah there might be a laspe of time for like a week where I can't upload videos and blog posts. I know, sad story. I am going to try and fill up MBB for the next couple days because I will miss you all too much! Don't worry, ill be back on the 6th. 


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

NOTW: Peach Berry Juicy Smoothie With a Side of Glitter

If that was a real meal, I would eat it every day. Sally Hansen comes out with new color sfor the Xtreme Wear line probably twice a year and every time, I buy my fair share. They are anywhere from $2-$3 depending on where you buy them and have a nice consistency for only a few bucks. Easy to use, great quality, and cheap. Perfect.

I think the pink along with the silver glitter really matched my phone case, don't you?

This was actually my first time buying any Sinful Colors nail polish. I know, crazy. I like it! They are like the Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear line in the fact that they don't skimp on glitter. Your looking at 2 coats on the trigger fingers aka, thumb and pointer finger. Underneath those two fingers, I have Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Berry Juicy.

from left to right:

Peach Beach is a pretty baby pink. 2 coats on my ring finger.

Berry Juicy is that perfect pastel pink that I have been waiting for to be a reasonable price in nail polish form. 2 coats all fingers but my ring finger.

Queen of Beauty is a nice silver glitter with only 1 size and 1 color glitter. A small silver glitter. Sometimes, I don't want a ton of different colors or sizes in my glitter. I like to keep it simple. Typing that out sounds weird. 2 coats.

quick NOTW!

side note:
you guyyysss! Im moving! I'm still in town {I will have the money one day to move away!} But yeah I will be living in the house my dad grew up in with him and Philly. We have a ton of work to do: painting, plaster, cleaning, moving in. On top of that, I have a ton of things to pack and get ready here. On top of that, my Corel Video Studio Pro x6 free tiral ends on the exact day I have to be out of this house. So I have editing and filming to do. On top of that, I have blog post's to do here on Mind Body Beauty! And I still have to send out my give-away prize and change my address. Please be patient with me with that Kniiiz {my giveaway winner}! Lastly, I also have my full time job....So yeah, that's happening! I cannot wait until August because that mean's I will be moved in and I can get back on a normal track. I want to try another editing program for another 30 days in August. Do you have any recommendations?

Thank you!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

July Ipsy Bag Review

This is the second month that I have gotten the Ipsy bag. Last year, I was using Birchbox. I wrote a review every month about it. I loved Birchbox for the simple fact that you could build up points to buy really expensive products with them. For every review, you got 10 points. 100 points = $10 towards your purchase. Every 2 months I would end up with $10 worth of points. Almost like I got the sample boxes for free. I bought a ton of stuff with my points. I got some really awesome stuff from Birchbox: Laura Gellar Baked Blush n Brighten, and a Stila shadow single to name a couple. But I love Ipsy because your not paying the $10 a month for a toss up between samples and maybe some full size items. Your getting around 5 products every month. Most of which are full sized. And all makeup and hair. Let's take a look at the things I got this month:

BH Cosmetics
California Collection
Eyeshadow Trio
It says that these are eyeshadow samples but as you can see, your getting a good amount of product. I love California so naturally, I loved this palette. I have never tried BH cosmetics and I have heard they are pretty good. Once I swatched these, I noticed the swatches weren't all that great. The colors itself are gorgeous but I have tried better eye shadow in my days. Even at the drugstore. So yeah 1 out of 5, im giving this a 2.5.

so as you can see they aren't crazy pigmented.

Big Sexy Hair
Weather Proof
Humidity Resistant Spray
This is another deluxe sized sample. I have curly hair. I have a ton of hair. My hair is prone to frizziness. When I used this the couple times I did, I can't say I noticed a difference in my hair. It's not that it weighs my hair down either, it just doesn't do anything. It smells really nice but I know of better products to combat frizziness. Paul Mitchell Skinny Serum or John Frieda Frizz-Ease are the best for that problem. Im giving this product a 2 out of 5. It smells good, but other than that I don't see a point to it.

Pop Beauty
Pouty Pop Crayon
Rose Romance
This is a full sized lip crayon. It has a faint mint scent and is a gorgeous rosy, mauve, nude color. If your looking for a pink based nude that borders more on the nude side, this is the crayon for you. I would describe this as a hydrating lip cream. It doesn't feel sticky or dry. It feels nice on the lips and has great pigmentation. I am giving this baby a 5 out of 5. I really like this.

This is a sample. I'll call it deluxe because you can get more than one use out of it for sure. However the full size product is .42 oz. This sample is .08 oz. I have never tried anything from Benefit! Isn't that crazy? As an intro to the brand, I am impressed. This has a rosy scent to it and you can use it on your cheeks or your lips. I have tried Stainiac from The Balm and you had to work quick with it. It didn't blend into a pretty rosy tint like Benetint does. Benetint is so easy to use and blends out beautifully. I am giving this a 5 out of 5 because of that.

Mineral Sunscreen
Tinted Moisturizer
I know this brand is expensive! This is absolutely a sample. I will probably be able to get 5 or 6 uses out of it. It has a strange scent and that scent isn't sunscreen. I can get past that though. It is a normal tinted moisturizer as far as im concerned. Light coverage. It more or less blurs imperfections. It doesn't feel as oily or greasy as other tinted moisturizers I have used. SPF 20. Im giving this a 4 out of 5 because. It is the best tinted moisturizer I have used due to the consistency and the finish it gives my face but I just don't love tinted moisturizers. I haven't found one that just wows me.

thanks for viewing!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Favorite Paul Mitchell Products + A Bonus

Typing that out hurt a little just because I dont have my absolute favorite hair product which is Paul Mitchell on this list. It is simply because I am out of it and at the Buy2Get1 free sale at Ulta they were having for PM products, the shelves were wiped clean of it: The Paul Mitchell Skinny Serum. However, I have been using this and it is cheaper and just as good as the Skinny Serum.

I wait until a good sale to get Paul Mitchell products. They are pricey! I went for the Skinny Serum and came out with.....not the Skinny Serum.

Express Style
Round Trip
Liquid Curl Definer 
I talked about this a month ago on Elle Sees as a guest blogger and also once here in the same blog post. So, check that out if you want more information. It is a great product for wavy or curly hair. It gives me silky, defined curls with a little scrunching. It is extremely light weight and I wouldn't believe it if you told me that you can over do this stuff. I swear the more you add, the better your hair looks. This is the cheap one at $12! I got it for free at the sale.

Forever Blonde Dramatic Repair
KerActive Blonde
I just recently went blonde {more on that later} and I have been obsessing about a) how to get that perfect blonde color and b) how to keep my hair healthy. I can't wait to tell you all about it but for now, I need to speak on this product. This is for highly lifted and bleached hair {check and check}. Professionals keep on telling me a need a keratin treatment. Keratin is a protein that is naturally in your hair. When you bleach or highly lift your hair, you are stripping your hair of protein and opening the cuticle. An opened cuticle causes split ends, fizzy hair, and is just bad all around. It was the reason I didn't want to go blonde. "This treatment helps seal the cuticle and replenishes dry depleted hair." It has a ton of good stuff in it: Safflower Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil and exclusive KerActive protein. I have only heard of a Keratin Mask in a salon so this is great to find something of this merit at Ulta. It all sounds really fancy but is it helping? Your supposed to spray it on damp hair but I couldn't resist when I first bought it and I sprayed it on my dry hair. The ends of my blonde hair felt as if I didn't put them through anything. My split ends weren't sticking up like usual and it just felt really soft and nice. I have been using it and loving it. That is a long winded explanation of this stuff. I just love it.

Twirl Around
Crunch Free Curl Definer
This is a swirl of hydrating cream and smoothing gel which is to "create soft, shiny frizz free curls that won't get crunchy or stiff." It is supposed to define, separate, and tame unruly curls and waves into perfect ringlets. Honestly, if you want any of those things Round Trip works fabulously for them. Maybe this will take some trying out a little more. I always use my Suave Mousse when I am going for curls so I need to try this without my stand by mousse. However, it does help create curls..... so does Round Trip. Round Trip is cheaper too. It feels sticky in my hands but once my hair dries, it does have a nice curl to it. It is a great product but for the $20 some dollars I think you could skip it and go for the Mousse and Round Trip. I do think that if your going for tighter ringlets, this could be something nice to use, but not necessary. I promise to get back to you in video form later down the road.

Bamboo Luminous Shine Mist
When I bought these things, the sales lady threw in one more product. That never happens to me. I guess it's when you spend a ton of money. $40 on hair products is a lot for me! I was really thankful I got a freebie. It's a spray that you spray on your finished dry hair for it to look polished and shiny. I like it! It adds a great finishing touch and it says it will eliminate frizz and fly-aways. It's a really nice finishing spray, however it isn't totally necessary. It smells very herbal, if your into that kind of organic scent.

What's you favorite product from Paul Mitchell?

What about your favorite hair product in general?


Friday, July 12, 2013

Hard Candy Party Central Glitter NOTW

Seriously, Hard Candy is the first isle I go down to browse in the makeup section at WalMart. They always have eye catching packaging and inventive products. Especially their nail stuff. The only drugstore brand I know of that has a Matte top coat. I like using it over glitters. Like here and here. This spring, they came out with the Candy Sprinkles line, which has a whole range of glitter polishes with pastel, creamy base colors. Remember Cotton Candy Pink?  And again, I don't see any other drugstore brand doing that. When Hard Candy comes out with a glitter polish, *trust* that they are not skimping on the glitter. 

Along with the Candy Sprinkles line, Hard Candy also came out with the Crystal Confetti line. A ton of glitter polishes with all kinds of shapes, sizes, and colors in each bottle. The Crystal Confetti line was where Party Central was born. 

Party Central is suspended in a clear base with round baby glitters, medium sized hexagon glitters, and large hexagon glitters in different jewel tones. Purple, blue, green, gold, and copper. But what sold me on this polish was the white glitters in the polish. The white glitter's don't really sparkle. I think it adds that extra dimension with those glitters being a completely different finish in conjunction with the other jewel toned glitters that actually sparkle in the light. Aside from all of the other sizes I mentioned the pieces of glitter's are, they have an even bigger sized glitter {hexagon shaped} here and there that are no other color then that striking, opaque white. I mean, I can't. Typing out this paragraph a week later makes me want to take off my nail polish and put Party Central back on. But I don't have any nail polish remover. Moving on....

Your looking at 2 coats of Party Central. I told you, they are not skimping on glitter. It is over top a baby pink nail polish with a cream finish. A nail polish by Nailene. Honestly, I got the Nailene polish at WalMart for 50 cents. There is nail polish on the cap of it and had no price tag, so they practically gave it to me. I believe it was in a french manicure kit because it says "French Manicure" on the bottle. It's nice for a french manicure, yes. It is quite sheer because of that. But who really cares about the Nailene polish? 

When it comes to wear, it started chipping after a couple days and that was when I just peeled it off. I do it every time. I need to start wearing a top coat. 

Aside from the said nail polish lines Hard Candy decided to come out with, they also have a couple more. Glitterazzi which basically doesn't even look like there is any base in the bottle, clear or creamy. It just looks like straight up glitter. Itzy Glitzy looks like different duo chrome nail polishes which are also glitters. And another, Crushed Chromes, which looks similar to Itzy Glitzy line if you ask me, but just as gorgeous. 

Have you tried any of these nail polishes from Hard Candy?


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

My June Beauty Favorites

Hiii Bloggers!

I am so exited to post this here on the actual blog! 

As you know, I started venturing out into making videos and as of February, I purchased a Canon Rebel t3i for Photography and Filming. I have been shopping around ever since for a good editing program until I heard about Corel Video Studio Pro x6. They have a later version but Top 10 Reviews mentioned this one as the best of the best for 2013. I went to Best Buy to find out they didn't carry very many video editing programs. One of the Geek Squad guys told me that instead of purchasing it up front {you won't be able to return it if you don't like it} you can try it out for free for 30 days. No charge. They don't take any credit card info or anything like that. So, I signed up. I found that I am really liking it! After this trial, I may have to try the newer one if I am allowed.

I just went to to try it out. DO NOT download it from anywhere else. Corel is a trusted site so be careful with anything else

Ok, I wanna get deep for a second.

When I started my blog over 2 years ago, I wanted to talk about makeup and feature mostly mark. makeup as I am a rep {I need to get get back on that! it was fun!} But it has turned into something else:  My love for tweaking my blog,  finding different html codes, filming, photography, marketing, editing, image manipulating {GIMP}, blog series and ideas, thinking up different content on all of the different platforms. Not to mention all of the beauty, fashion, health, fitness things I am learning on the way. It has turned into something I couldn't have dreamed up. I feel so lucky to do something I love to do! I don't make money with it {yet! I hope I will} but the opportunity to learn and create and the opportunity to discover even more things I love is amazing. If your thinking about starting a blog or anything like that, check out my 101 ideas.

If your into all of this stuff, I love Pugly Pixel and Free Pretty Things for You as far as blog making goes. GIMP is like Photoshop, only it is free. Between the 3 of those resources, that is where I do all of my editing for my photo's.

My life changed in January 2011 when I started my blog. Since then, my life has only gotten better. My blog is a reflection of who I am and who I am want to be. And it makes me want to be a better person. I know that sounds like ridiculous but it's how I am feeling, looking back.

Let's get on with the good stuff: The things you came to see!

I had a ton of fun editing this!

Twitter: @MeetMissJackson
Instagram: @MeetMissJackson

**Sorry dudes! My camera totally died in the middle of it which is why it changes color a little bit (:**

::::::Products Mentioned::::::
1. Old Navy Chain Necklace
2. Essie's Boom Boom Room
3. Victoria's Secret Bombshell Shimmering Hair and Body Spray
4. Beautisol Tea Tan Glow Instant Tan Wash Off Body Bronzer
5. Hydroxotone AM/PM Cream
6. Paul Mitchell Ker-Active Forever Blonde Dramatic Repair
7. Paul Mitchell Round Trip Liquid Curl Definer
8. Wet n Wild Eye Shadow Trio "Knock on Wood"
9. Rimmel ScandalEyes Kohl Liner in "Nude"

::::Links Mentioned::::::
Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter


Video Editor: Corel Video Studio Pro x6
Song: Use Somebody Kings of Leon RAC Version {Sound Cloud}
Camera: Canon Rebel t3i


Stay until the end and you can watch me dance!

Any other idea's for this little blog of mine?

Would spirituality be something that appeals to you all? My Saving Money and Living the Dream video is my most popular {besides my giveaway} video on my Youtube Channel. 

What were your favorites from the past month?

Saturday, July 6, 2013

The Winner + Lifestyle Photos of the Past Months Events + NOTW

I have a winner! I just counted how many points I had entered {based on the comments on both the blog post and the Youtube video}, generated a number from and the number it came up with was 50

The 50th point was entered by Kniiiz on Youtube. Congrats! 

Please email me your address so I can ship this stuff out! 

Aside from the giveaway, I had a ton of stuff going on. Fun stuff. Here's a look from all of the festivities.

Phil and I went to a festival. He even some pictures!

and we went to my uncles on the 4th of July. I filmed a lot of video footage but didnt really get any photos... Im going to make a vlog of that fun stuff but this is my favorite photo (out of the whole 5 I took on the fourth)

that's Philly

Also, my patriotic nails...

Congrats to Kniiiz. 

I am already collecting things for the next giveaway.

For more photos of fireworks and nail polish, follow me on instagram. I usually photograph stuff way before I do a blog post on it. Think of it as a sneak peak of whats to come on the blog.

Happy July

Monday, July 1, 2013

Semi Annual Sale Haul + Review


I actually went to the semi annual sale twice! oops! Bath and Body Works is my favorite store, and Victoria's Secret is a close second.

They had the older candle fragrances for sale.

$11 for a 3 wick. 

When I noticed Homemade Cookies, I didn't even open the lid to smell it. I remember always passing it up over the years, then when they didn't bring it back Fall of 2012, I wanted it even more. When I got it home, I opened it to smell it.....and it has a simple vanilla scent. I like vanilla scents, I do. But I like a vanilla scent with some other notes thrown in. Vanilla Bean Noel is the best vanilla scent, and Homemade Cookies is the worst. Merry Cookie falls somewhere in between those two. Homemade Cookies really doesn't have too much of a high scent throw. In fact, there isn't really any kind of throw whatsoever. The idea of the candle is awesome, but this candle suuuuucks. Now I remember why I always passed on this one in the years before. This candle is going back.

The scent description
Homemade Cookies

"Whipped buttercream and pure cane sugar mixed with vanilla cream and rich, sweet cream"

Before my second trip I was watching too many Youtube videos and reading too many blogs. That was when I decided I needed the Mint Chocolate candle too. This one is a lot better then Homemade Cookies. The description says it perfect. Even though Mint Chocolate has a higher scent throw than Homemade Cookies, it isn't as high as some of the other candles I have tried from B+BW. But it did make my room smell like a bowl of mint chocolate ice cream. It just didn't go much past the room in my nose. Philly said he could smell it a little better, however. This one's a keeper. 

The Scent Description
Mint Chocolate
"Semi sweet chocolate, dark cocoa, and peppermint, with vanilla cream and white chocolate."

I also bought 3 Wallflower plug-ins. 
I didnt get any pictures of these but they were too important not to mention since I have a ton of good and bad points to talk abouy.
I bought the cheaper plug-ins and I now firmly believe the decorative plug-ins work better than the plain ones. I am returning all three to buy the prettier ones. They were working ok, but it's been a week or two and the scent isn't as prevalent.

Keep your receipts for the Wallflower plug-ins!  
You can return them within 2 years. That basically means that I will only have to spend money on 1 plug-in for every 2 years. From what the sales lady told me, I can keep on bringing them back within the 2 year span. 

Also, if you can help it, un-plug your Wallflowers when it is storming. They have the tendency to stop working after a storm. I think that is maybe what happened to mine. Plus the plainer ones tend to go quicker if you ask me.

I also bought 4 bulbs for my Wallflowers:
-2 Homemade Cookies: The deal was 2 for $6. These are also going back. Even before the plug-in stopped working, this bulb just didn't really have much of a scent just like it's opposite, the Homemade Cookies candle. Don't waste your money.

-1 Hula's and Hibiscus: The candle smells so good. The Wallflower is a little strong. If I can, I may return the bulb and buy the candle instead.

-1 Strawberry Picnic: This one is awesome. It smells like a creamy strawberry dessert. I want to eat it.

I also bought a ton more stuff from the Semi Annual Sale's and some other places. Watch the video for the full haul:

thank you for viewing!


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