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Because you’re better than giving a fuck about things that have nothing to do with you. Because you’re better than investing time and energy taking sides between people that make a living from manipulating the media to make money off of your attention. Because there are bigger problems in the world than a Kanye West song. Because what you do with your time is more important to you than what a bunch of healthy, successful strangers have to say about each other. Instead of getting myself caught up in the mess, I decided to provide some value to those seeking & deserving of it by writing up a list of better things you can do with your time on this summer day. :)

  • Take a break from your phone & devices for a full 30 minutes. Put your phone on “Do Not Disturb” & set your timer for 30 minutes. Stick it inside a drawer if you know you’re likely to cheat. Use this 30 minutes to meditate, read a book, write about what you’re thankful for, think about what you’d like to accomplish in the next six months, clean out your closet or that one messy drawer, masturbate, whatever.
  • Turn on Netflix & watch Tony Robbins’ “I Am Not Your Guru.” I got to go to an advanced screening for this & was blown away. The first half is better than the second, but overall, you’ve got to give it a chance. Really gets you thinking about what may be holding you back in life, whether professionally or in your relationships.
  • Play with your pet. Give your furry friend some undivided love & attention. If your dog is anything like mine, they’ll be so thrilled for a game of fetch! Trust me when I say, no one will ever love you as much as your pet does.
  • Do someone a favor. Got a friend, family member, or loved one that seems stressed out or has a lot on their plate? Offer them some help or just do something thoughtful for them. Don’t get so caught up thinking about people that don’t matter that you forget the people that do.
  • Take a walk or go for a drive. Nothing helps me clear my mind or helps me get inspired quite like a walk or a drive around town. Something about getting outside is recharging for me. As long as my shoes aren’t killing me, I’m always down for a walk.
  • Eat something that makes you feel good. Sometimes, a salad makes me feel good, other days it’s a Doritos Taco from Taco Bell. Whatever fits your mood today, eat it & enjoy it.
  • Go drink some coffee.
  • Have sex with someone that makes you feel hot.
  • Watch something that makes you laugh.
  • Have a mini spa day! Exfoliate your skin, put on your favorite face mask, paint your nails or even for the love of god just remove the hideous chipped polish from your fingernails. (Pet peeve of mine! Yes, I’m judging! Lol)
  • Apply self-tanner. Feeling pale? I love my pale skin but something about looking like I just got back from the Bahamas makes me all kinds of perky. I use Loving Tan. Use code “jessica” if you’d like to try it out for yourself. I did a WHOLE VIDEO that’s crazy informative on how to get a FLAWLESS self-tan, regardless of which one you like to use.
  • Get some exercise. I’m a fan of planks. You can do them pretty much anywhere & they’re great for your core.
  • Listen to something new & different. One of my favorite things to do is browse Spotify or iTunes for artists I’ve never heard of or have never taken the time to listen to. Just sit back, listen, & daydream. Or if it’s more upbeat, dance! You can even go look up podcasts on subjects you find interesting. Or listen to an audiobook. I’m currently listening to “The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck” (how fitting! lol) on audible. (If you go to audible.com/missjessica, you can download your first audiobook for free!)
  • Make your bed. Unless you’re completely OCD, you probably don’t make it every day. Make it today.
  • Make a sparkly decision. I love anything that sparkles & shines! You can check out my jewelry line & pick a piece that’s handmade by me just for you! Use code “NMB” for free shipping to the US!

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So I was recently watching Cruel Intentions on Fullscreen.com. This was probably the 100th time I’ve seen this movie in my life (I swear I can recite every line from memory!) but this time it really got me thinking about revenge…Sometimes the best revenge is just looking really good! LOL

This look was loosely inspired by the film & its main character, Kathryn, played by Sarah Michelle Gellar. Total 90s nostalgia! This is a modern bombshell look. A great look for a night out, taking a perfect selfie, a hot date, special event, etc. Hope you liked it!

P.S. – The Cruel Intentions soundtrack is one of my favorites.

Here’s the trailer in case you’ve never seen the film!:

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Every girl’s favorite Snapchat Filter — the cute dog! This is hands down one of my favorite filters Snapchat has ever come out with. I pray it never goes away! Although, I wish they’d make a cute kitten (I know they had one at one point, but I wasn’t a fan.) This can be a little tricky to recreate as it requires a really big tongue and ears…this was something I did for fun. I know it’s not perfect (I’m new to the whole face-painting thing!)

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I’ve been listening to Beyonce’s LEMONADE album on repeat ever since it was released this past weekend, and even though I’ve never considered myself a hardcore Beyonce fan, I think this album is her best yet. I’ve always admired Beyonce, from way back in the Destiny’s Child days, but I never considered myself a part of the “beyhive.” I still don’t. However, I’ve always had a tremendous amount of respect for Beyonce’s poise and work ethic. There’s no denying that the woman is an absolute perfectionist and dedicates a massive amount of energy and focus into anything she creates.

A few years ago, I created a video talking about a quote of her’s that I’d come across about her “One Day Rule” for handling disappointing situations. Look past my broken nose and the fact that I was a lot leaner a few years ago & enjoy!
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What I Used on Myself:

F A C E & B O D Y :
Loving Tan Self Tanner – 2HR Express in “Dark” (use code: jessica ; for a free applicator with purchase! & Yes, they ship to the US!)
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in “Cashew” (I usually use “Rattan” when I’m tanned, but I ran out. When I don’t have a tan, I like “Fresco”. I have so many shades because this is my favorite foundation of all time! LOL)
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in “Vanilla”
Too Faced “Milk Chocolate” Bronzer
NARS Blush in “Orgasm”
Anastasia Beverly Hills “So Hollywood” Highlighter

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L I P S :
LORAC Lip Pencil in “Socialite”
Anastasia Beverly Hills “Naked” Liquid Lipstick
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