Wednesday, 18 September 2019

5 Things I Love: 09/18/19

Wednesday, 18 September 2019
5 Things I Love: 09/18/19

     I'd like to start this post by saying that I am so sorry for the unannounced hiatus. I've been struggling a lot with my mental heath lately. With the turn of the season, my anxiety has pricked up and my depression has come out, and I find myself without the motivation or energy to do much of anything; even the things I used to take great pleasure in (including this blog). I want to start this week off a little more hopeful by writing a short article, and asking anyone who is feeling overwhelmed as Autumn starts and brings with it classes, new projects and responsibilities, to contact support if they find themselves overwhelmed. Thank you.

Now that I've exposed myself, let's perk up a little while I share 5 things I actually found really cool this week.

Monday, 2 September 2019

Review: Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Palette

Monday, 2 September 2019
Review: Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Palette | Jackie O My
Photo: Anastasia Beverly Hills.
     Have you been dreaming of the heavenly hues of Anastasia Beverly Hill's Norvina Palette? If so, you're not alone. I've been wanting to snag this palette for such a long time. I was instantly taken with this palette; its pretty celestial shades were a makeup dream come true for me, and I considered it the perfect palette.

I already own the Modern Renaissance palette and love it, so I expected the same amazing quality from the Norvina palette that Anastasia always provides. Unfortunately, I was left more than a little disappointed. Let's get into that.

The Details


Norvina Soare, the president of Anastasia Beverly Hills, designed this to be her go-to palette. There are fourteen buttery shades; seven are metallic and seven are matte. The shadows are 0.74 g each, and the shades are: Dreamer, Base, Summer, Soul, Wild Child, Incense, Rose Gold, Love, Celestial, Volatile, Dazzling, Eccentric, Drama, and Passion. Like Modern Renaissance, the packaging is a sleek faux velvet box that includes a mirror and dual-ended brush. This palette costs $55.00 CAD at Sephora.

Norvina said this of her palette:
I have always wanted to create a palette that embodies my spirit. I'm a dreamer at heart and get lost in my own fantasy world daily. It's a whimsical place that leaves you feeling carefree. If I had to explain how those colors made me feel, I would say "Happy".
Norvina's wisteria color scheme does bring a smile to my face, but will her palette?

Thursday, 29 August 2019

5 Things I Love: 08/29/19

Thursday, 29 August 2019
5 Things I Love: 08/29/19 | Jackie O My

     We're coming up on another weekend, but before we do, I'm here to deliver your weekly dose of essential reads and inspiration.

My week has been...well, boring. I'm definitely stuck in a rut lately, and although I hope it doesn't show through the quality of my writing, I'm looking for a big change to spice up my life. Some options I'm checking into: a new diet, yoga classes, a completely new makeup look & wardrobe, and just getting out more from behind my computer screen. Spending time outdoors is a must. But while I'm here, let me update you on 5 cool things I discovered this week. Enjoy!