Friday, 24 May 2019

5 Things I Love: 05/24/19

Friday, 24 May 2019
5 Things I Love: 05/24/19 | Jackie O My
Photo: The Jetset Diaries.
     TGIF. How are all of you? It's been a very difficult week on my end, and while I won't bore you with the dreary details, I will bring a little positivity into your day. I've rounded up five cool links I think you're gonna like. So whether you're on your last lunch break before the weekend or simply scrolling through, check out these 5 things I love this week.

Monday, 20 May 2019

9 Beauty & Wellness Products You May Not Need But Will Want To Try

Monday, 20 May 2019
     It's Monday, and I'm back with another shopping post. I've already written about crystal-infused beauty, but I can't help giving the wellness beauty category another look. There's something about these unusual beauty tools and products I find so interesting. Expensive and foreign, it seems that once an ingredient or ritual is in, every brand will suddenly have a unique take on it. And the most confusing part of all is what all these products do. I'm going to try to dispel the confusion on that part, because today I'm sharing 9 beauty and wellness products you probably don't need, but it might be cool to try.
Monday, 13 May 2019

Wellness Diary: On Feeling Insecure & Comparison

Monday, 13 May 2019
Wellness Diary: On Feeling Insecure & Comparison

     You may notice a bit of change in the content I create here at Jackie O My. I feel like I'm evolving. Let me explain.

I'm often stressed while creating content and trying to meet deadlines for my editorial. I ask myself why I do this. Why do I blog? Why do I want to start taking on YouTube videos? I feel like it must be for vain reasons, a search for popularity or something that's missing inside me. There are quite a few downsides to fashion blogging. I'm a perfectionist, and often stress over the quality of my work. I sometimes feel like I don't have time to pursue other hobbies, like painting or music, or learning a new language. More than anything else, my unhappiness comes from comparing myself to others, especially on Instagram. I compare my appearance to theirs, hold my modest victories up against their greatest achievements. You may have seen my last video, a Sephora shopping vlog. Watching this video made me realize something wasn't working. Why do I feel bad after watching my own work?

Watching yourself on video, all of your insecurities are magnified


In my vlog, I got a haircut that was quite short, and it took me a few hours to realise it highlighted all the other features I don't like about my appearance. (I won't get into them here, but will talk more about them in the video that will accompany this post.) I was very upset that night, calling myself all kinds of unkind words and wondering why if short hair looks good on such and such, why not on me?

This is the comparison trap. Anytime you scroll through Instagram, magazines or fashion blogs, subconsciously you are comparing yourself or your life to that person (unless you are very lucky and self-controlled!). I realise now that I feel very guilty about the content I've been creating lately. They've all been shopping hauls, or shopping vlogs, and I have to admit it doesn't feel good to put that content out into the world. For one, it's extremely unoriginal. But more importantly, I am contributing to the idea that we all need more, and need to compare what we have, are, and look like to others on social media.

I'm going to try to create a little more consciously now, and consume less of that content too. I hope you will keep in mind the next time you scroll through Instagram that no one has the perfect life, but you are perfect as you are. You don't need more, or need to be more. You are enough.


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How are you coping with the daily stress of social pressure? Let's start a discussion.
Friday, 10 May 2019

My Simple Skincare Routine & How To Develop Your Own

Friday, 10 May 2019
My Simple Skincare Routine & How To Develop Your Own

     I've been thinking so much about skincare lately. It really is one of the most important parts of beauty. There's something inherently beautiful about healthy skin, no matter what the rest of your features may be. If your skin glows, you glow. Of course, healthy skin mostly comes from inside, but this is the routine I follow to enhance my skin's appearance externally. Here is the simple skincare routine I follow for clear, glowing skin. Read on to find out how to develop your own.
Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Come Shopping At Sephora With Me Vlog

Tuesday, 7 May 2019
Come Shopping At Sephora With Me Vlog

     The other day, I went to Sephora for the VIB beauty event. I got some great things that I can't wait to review for you. I also filmed some footage throughout the day. Spoilers: I scored some great beauty finds and cut my hair way too short.

You can find my very first vlog below! And if you missed my last post, check it out to find the cuddly teddy jacket I'm wearing.
Monday, 6 May 2019

A Perfect Teddy Coat | May 5 Lookbook

Monday, 6 May 2019
A Perfect Teddy Coat | May 5 Lookbook

A Perfect Teddy Coat | May 5 Lookbook

     Yesterday I filmed something I've been wanting to work on for a long time: my first mini lookbook video! I wore my fuzzy new HYFVE Teddy Bomber, and it is so soft and warm. I love it! It's also pretty affordable for a teddy jacket. Score!

I also filmed a lot of footage for my next post, a shopping vlog at the Sephora VIB sale. Shhh!

Filming these videos was super fun, and I really hope you enjoy them. Scroll to the end of the post to see the teddy jacket video lookbook!

A Perfect Teddy Coat | May 5 Lookbook | Jackie O My

A Perfect Teddy Coat | May 5 Lookbook | Jackie O My

A Perfect Teddy Coat | May 5 Lookbook | Jackie O My

A Perfect Teddy Coat | May 5 Lookbook | Jackie O My

A Perfect Teddy Coat | May 5 Lookbook | Jackie O My

Teddy Coat - Hyfve./ Crop Jeans - Mavi Jeans./ Sneakers - Reebok.

Shop teddy coats:



 What do you think of the teddy coat trend? Let me know below!
Friday, 3 May 2019

Brand Love: Faithfull The brand Takes Paris By Storm In Their La Femme Campaign

Friday, 3 May 2019
Brand Love: Faithfull The brand Takes Paris By Storm In Their La Femme Campaign

     I'm finally back with another brand love! This time we take a trip to the city of love with Faithfull The Brand's La Femme Campaign as they take Paris by storm with their feminine twist on street wear. In this sultry lookbook, Constanze Saemann is filmed frolicking in the streets of Paris & La Flotte, France by Brydie Mack.
Wednesday, 1 May 2019

5 Things I Love: 05/10/19

Wednesday, 1 May 2019
5 Things I Love: 05/10/19 | Jackie O My

5 Things I Love: 05/10/19 | Jackie O My
Photo: Free People.
     The sun is finally out and my mood has been changing with the season. Does anyone else feel a lot more like themselves when the weather is sunny? I feel like my personality comes easier, like I don't have to try as hard to look nice and style my Instagram feed. I'm less unsure of myself as a person. Maybe winter is just the season of me trying to be something I'm not. Or maybe I just have a sunny disposition. Either way, spring is here and it is liberating.

Anyway, I've rounded up a fresh dose of cool things, and I'm serving them now. Check out the links below!

5 things I love:


1. I'm still loving all the new swimwear popping up, and colourful wetsuits always catch my eye. I love the Suka Wetsuit by Stone Fox Swim - the print is so fun.

2. I'm cultivating my earring collection at the moment. I want to have "nice" jewelry, not just sets from trendy teen shops that come on cardboard backing (not that there's anything wrong with that). I've already picked up some sweet little Michael Kors padlock earrings, but what do I have my eye on next? These dainty Baby Pearl Hoops from Catbird and the Lady Grey Multi Ring Hoops from UO.

3. I love chocolate, especially mousse. If you're like me, head over to Kate La Vie's blog to find a chocolate mousse with a twist: Vegan Chocolate Orange Mousse.

4. I loved Connie & Luna's Kyoto Green Tea Matcha Day Trip Itinerary. So magical! I would love to visit Kyoto one day.

5. I came across cool-girl brand Aya Muse and I am obsessed. The clothing is decidedly influencer-esque, trendy, and a dash of sexy. Scroll down for some more of their looks.


Aya Muse Lookbook

Aya Muse Lookbook

Aya Muse Lookbook

Aya Muse Lookbook

Aya Muse Lookbook
Photos from Aya Muse.
That's it for my fave things this week! What are yours?