3 Years of Health and Fitness

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In the 3 years since I have been working out and going through my transformation, I have never posted pictures of myself without a top on. Why? Because despite how far I had come, I still wasn’t happy with my progress. I’ve since come to the realization that if I am going to coach my friends, family, and others to be happy with small improvements, that I need to start drinking my own koolaid and practice what I preach.

I am far from perfect. I still have big hips and thighs, a big butt, a bit of love-handles, and some belly fat that keeps me from seeing my abs. The biggest, and arguably most important, difference between the girl from the top photos and the girl from the bottom photos is that now I am confident and happy enough with myself to post pictures featuring my face.

Unfortunately I do not have photos from when I was over 200 pounds to show the full transformation. Hindsight is 20/20, and I wish I had been brave enough to take before pictures. When I started this journey, I had already tried just about every diet tip, trick, pill, supplement, wrap, and more on the market. Nothing seemed to work, so I pulled out the old P90X and thought I would give it another go, but I had tried that and failed to stay the course many times as well. My failure to take before photos is both a testament to my lack of belief in myself that I would make it, and also a complete and utter hatred for my body and myself for letting myself go.

You’re probably thinking that in 3 years of health and fitness, I should be a lot more ripped than that. Well, you’re probably right. The problem is that I am an emotional eater, so when life throws curveballs at me, I tend to return to old habits. The past 3 years have been a total roller coaster of ups and downs when it comes to my weight loss. I had lost 60-65 pounds, then I fell off track and gained 30 back. I got myself back on track and lost those 30 pounds, bringing me back to where I was before. Then my grandfather was diagnosed with cancer, and four months later, he was gone. During the year between the diagnosis and following his passing, I totally derailed and wound up gaining 40 pounds back. Since January 2016, I have been working to lose those 40 pounds, and I am just about 5 pounds away from where I was before despite a couple of minor setbacks due to illness and life experiences.

My point in all of this essentially is this: It doesn’t matter how many times you try and you fail. What matters is how many times you try again. Nobody becomes successful at anything without failing along the way, and you can ask any expert in any field, and they will tell you the exact same thing. Failure means you are trying. You just have to know how to get back up and try again. Don’t let failure destroy everything you’ve worked towards. It is okay to take some time, but always brush yourself off and get back at it.

You are NEVER alone. Guaranteed, there are others out there struggling through the same journey that you are currently taking. I am right there with you on this journey myself, and someday I will achieve my goals. If you want help achieving yours and you are lacking the support and guidance that you need to get you there, you are more than welcome to reach out to me. I would be happy to help you out, and share information that I’ve learned along the way. Simply use the contact tab and fill out the form to send me an email directly, and I will respond as soon as I can!

Thanks for reading

xoxo

Jess

Throwback Thursday: My Transformation!

So I am 100% speechless right now… I could actually cry.

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I have been working SO hard for what seems like such a long time, and falling off the wagon then getting back on repeatedly. A year ago yesterday I lost my grandfather, and until January of this year, I had totally derailed and had gone back to emotional eating.

In January I recommitted, and I am now almost back down to my lowest weight since high school. I am so freaking proud of myself and how far I have come. I still have some work to do, but these pictures are proof to me that everything I am doing is beyond worth it!

If I can do it, so can you.

NEVER GIVE UP

It’s not over until you say it is.

 

Younique March NEW Product Launch!

You may or may not know this, but Younique actually releases a line of new products two times a year. We released new products back in September after the announcement at the 2015 convention in Chicago. November after this launch was our BIGGEST month ever for sales, and it was all because of the amazing new products. Well, get ready for some more! Typically Younique has been known primarily for cosmetics with a small degree of skin care products, and we are very happy to report that this is about to change.

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Without further ado, it is with great excitement that I announce the products to become available tomorrow, March 1st 2016!

Younique Beachfront Self-Tanning Spray

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*Mist on a gorgeous natural-looking gradual tan

*Vegan friendly and not tested on animals

*Directions: spritz onto clean, exfoliated skin. Blend

Younique Beachfront Self-Tanning Body Lotion

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*Combines moisturizing and gradual tanning in one easy step
*Infused with emollient Shea Butter, a superb moisturizer and rich source of antioxidants

*Vegan friendly and not tested on animals

*Directions: using the Beachfront Body Applicator, apply product evenly onto clean, exfoliated skin, blending in circular motions. Let dry. If using your hands to blend, wash after use

Want More?

Coconut oil conditions the skin
• Green tea extract helps protect the skin
• Brown algae helps balance the skin and retain moisture
• Sodium Hyaluronate aids in boosting and maintaining the skin’s moisture level
• Vitamin E is an oil-soluble antioxidant that helps to protect skin
• Developed with a light fragrance, eliminating the signature self-tanner scent

Beachfront Body Bronzer

Instantly smooth on a bronzed, summery look with Beachfront Body Bronzer, a luxurious and nourishing lotion that both pampers and tints your skin. This bronzer looks like a tanner but acts like your favorite lotion, giving your skin the nourishing and protective 12803166_10100149689101688_5211842373457617619_ntreatment it needs. Special oils, extracts, vitamins, and antioxidants work to moisturize and condition your skin while also protecting from harmful elements. Your skin will look and feel radiant, golden, silky, and soft—and you’ll positively exude confidence.

Younique Beachfront Body Bronzer comes in three flattering,
confidence-promoting shades:
► Sunset, for fair skin
► Hermosa, for medium skin
► Malibu, for darker skin
• Masks the appearance of uneven skin tone and imperfections
• Contains a subtle shimmer that instantly creates the look of
sun-kissed skin
• Coconut oil, green tea extract, sugar seaweed, sodium hyaluronate,
and Vitamin E condition, protect, and nourish skin

Lip Bonbons Tinted Lip Balms

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Get ready to indulge in the ultimate beauty treat! From mouthwatering Red Velvet Cake to a refreshing Vanilla Milkshake, each of the Younique Lip Bonbons Tinted Lip Balms are a treat that will keep you coming back for more. Not only do they hydrate lips with nourishing oils and fruit extracts, but they also keep your lips looking brilliantly beautiful and supple! Much like a decadent dessert, Lip Bonbons Tinted Lip Balms are creamy and rich, thanks to carefully selected ingredients that melt precisely at body temperature.

 

Want to know more?

• Lightly tinted for a subtle, shiny hint of color

• Decadently formulated with Sunflower Seed, Jojoba, Prickly Pear, Coconut Oils and peach, bonbonpomegranate, and goji berry fruit extracts
• Lightly scented with a mild vanilla fragrance

• Luxurious sensorial application with an extra-creamy and smooth texture • Dermatologically tested and approved

• Younique Lip Bonbons Tinted Lip Balms are available in five dazzling colors that add a delicious pop and nourishing shine to any daytime or nighttime look:

► Chocolate Truffle—Coral, Red Velvet Cake—Berry, Cherry Cobbler—Red/Cherry, Raspberry Cheesecake—Pink, Vanilla Milkshake—Nude

Moodstruck Precision Liquid Eyeliner

Does your pursuit for the perfect cat eye constantly make you fashionably late? Get ready to effortlessly wing it with Younique Moodstruck Precision Liquid Eyeliner—the new 12806214_10156548276715324_316848752294424517_nbeauty must-have that will give you gorgeously lined eyes that last all day. Whether you are a winged liner novice or an experienced cat eye connoisseur, Younique Moodstruck Precision Liquid Eyeliner’s easy application will have your eyes looking bold and beautiful in minutes. With just a few strokes, the applicator leaves a rich matte finish without ever skipping, feathering, or running. Sleek and smooth, Younique Moodstruck Precision Liquid Eyeliner’s ultra-fine tip delivers an intricate and dramatic calligraphy look. The no-smudge, water-resistant liquid eyeliner dries quickly for a clean result without any messy transfer. Younique Moodstruck Precision Liquid Eyeliner’s modern formula will not only give your eyes a glamorous boost, but will become a beauty favorite in no time!

Need more info?

• Younique Moodstruck Precision Liquid Eyeliner comes in five standout colors:

► Perfect—Black, Precarious—Blue, Proper—Brown, Prosperous—Green, Powerful—Grey

• Younique Moodstruck Precision Liquid Eyeliner is easily removed with eye makeup remover (try Younique’s Shine Eye Makeup Remover Cloths with sunflower and olive oils, jojoba, vitamin E and rosemary)

• Water-resistant and matte in color

• Ophthalmologically tested and approved

• Dermatologically tested and approved

And last, but not least, the tools:

I am SO excited for these new products to be launched, and I cannot wait to submit my order tomorrow morning and try out these as soon as possible! I am taking pre-orders tonight, so if you’re local and want to get in on my bulk order please get in touch with me ASAP.

xoxo

Jess

5 Ways to Avoid Junk Food in the Workplace

5 Ways to Avoid Junk Food

Does your place of employment make it difficult for you to stay on your healthy eating path with regular treats and ways to cheat? Mine does!

So for now I say, “Yay for small victories!” Here’s why.

With my current place of employment, there are breakfast treats from a bakery provided every Friday. I am usually fine with that as long as I don’t go in the lunch room. Yesterday junkfood.workwas a little different though because our manager brought timbits (Canadian bite sized donuts lol… tasty little devils) and coffee. I was OK all morning until I went to refill my water bottle and saw the box. I figured the chocolate ones were gone anyway so I could just take a peek. Chocolate ones were in there. I stopped and stared like a doofus for a good 30 seconds with the devil on my shoulder telling me to take one.

I didn’t cave! I’m only two and a half weeks fully back on track with my fitness and nutrition, so I didn’t want to risk messing with my progress. Now to survive next week at work with a treat trolley, lunches being provided, suppers occasionally if you stay late etc. I think I’m in deep trouble lol.

I realized that if I am finding this to be a struggle, there must be others like me working in similar environments that are struggling with the exact same issue. I wanted to share a bit about how you can help make this process of avoidance a little easier.

Here we go!

Don’t say “I can’t have that”

Seriously! Instead of saying to yourself or to others than you can’t have something because you’re on a diet, start telling yourself and others that you “don’t want that”. If you allow yourself to think that you are restricting yourself from something that you want, it becomes a lot harder to resist. Think about how bad the treat can be for you, and how it can ruin your progress and set you off course, and think “I can have this if I want to, but do I really want to eat it?” If you think positively about the situation and say that you don’t want that because you owe it to yourself to eat clean and create a healthier life for yourself, you WILL feel better about the decision to avoid whatever tasty treat was put in front of you.

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Bring your own snacks and meals

This is a big one. Prepare your healthy meals and snacks before you go to work. If you get hungry, go eat one of the snacks or meals that you brought for yourself. If you don’t have a fridge handy and your meal needs to be kept cool (as most healthy meals would), then you can invest a small amount of money in one of the many cooler bags out there designed for health and fitness individuals. I have one, and I used it every single shift when I was working in an environment that had no fridge. Having snacks and meals readily available makes you far less likely to indulge on whatever treat your office is providing this time. If you don’t have these healthy choices available and you happen to be hungry at the time of the junk food option, you are way more likely to give in.

Avoid the area that holds the treats

For me I know to avoid the lunch room on Fridays because of the breakfast treats. If there are coffee and timbits provided, I know to avoid the table on which they are kept. If cupcakes are brought in to our daily morning meeting (which happens whenever someone in the office has a birthday), I know to leave right after the meeting to avoid seeing all of the other people munching down on the cupcakes. Don’t torture yourself by putting yourself around the foods that you crave, and instead try to avoid those areas if you can.

Celebrate the times you avoid the treats

Be really happy and proud of yourself for avoiding these office temptations! Pat yourself of the back. Join health and fitness groups and networks, and share your small little victory with others. See what I did here, I did exactly what I am telling you to do in this very blog post! When you learn to celebrate these small victories, it becomes easier and easier for you to stay strong each time an opportunity presents itself to cheat.

Get your office involved in your journey

Share what you are doing! Tell other people about your goals and what you are trying to accomplish, and ask them to please be respectful of your goals by not shoving things under your nose that can hamper your progress. Sharing your goals with others will help to keep you accountable, and it could also help you find a person to go through the journey with you. Having a partner go on the journey with you is definitely a huge advantage, because you will both help to keep one another accountable. If you’re REALLY motivated to keep on track, you could even try to get the whole office involved by doing a friendly competition. Have a little “biggest loser” competition, or have a “step counting competition”. Get the office doing something that will keep them active and guide them to a healthier lifestyle, because if you get them on board your life in the workplace will get a whole lot easier!

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Lastly, I just want to say that if you do find yourself in a position where you have “cheated” on your nutrition and your meal plan if you have one, DO NOT get mad at yourself and allow that to get in the way of your progress. So many people give in once, and then they use that as an excuse to binge for the rest of the day. “Well I already messed up once so I may as well make this a cheat day”. Don’t do it. Just don’t, please! That is a verrrrryyy slippery slope to be on you guys, and trust me, this is coming from experience because I’ve done it myself a thousand times before. A cheat meal can turn into a cheat day, and a cheat day very easily turns into a cheat weekend, which then can turn into a cheat week, and then all of a sudden before you know it… a month has gone by and you’ve barely worked out or eaten healthy, and you find yourself right back where you started having gained back some weight. If you make a slip up once, be like “that’s okay, one mistake is not going to hurt me and I can be really good for the rest of the week.” Stop yourself from being down and discouraged one one tiny mistake, and definitely don’t let that cause you to give up on your goals.

xoxo

Jess

SO WHO WANTS FREE MAKEUP-

2 Ways to Earn FREE Makeup

Do you want to have high quality makeup, but struggle to come up with the necessary funds to afford it? Well, then this video contains a few options that you should consider!

Recap:

1) Mystery Hostess Party – This option is pretty straightforward. I host a party, and everyone that makes a purchase gets their name put in a draw. When the party reaches qualification status at the close of the event, I draw a name at random from those who purchased. Winner takes home the half price credits and whatever Y-Cash (Younique credit) that was accumulated from the party to be used toward future purchases! You need to be in my private VIP Younique Customer group on Facebook for this one ladies.

2) Hosting a Party – This option always holds the possibility of getting half price credits and Y-cash, but right now I am doing a special of my own. Book a party with me, pick one of the items I have in stock as a prize, and then when your party closes and has reached qualification status… I will give you the prize you picked out FOR FREE.

Sound good?

Contact me to get your party booked at jessica@fitnessbeautytravel.com

xoxo

Jess

Love Makeup and Travel? This is for YOU

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!

Anybody that knows me well knows that I have been bitten by the travel bug. I had the opportunity to go backpacking through Europe the summer after I got my B.A. degree, and ever since, it is always on my mind. I seem to always be thinking forward to the next opportunity that I will have to travel even before I finish whatever trip I happen to be taking at the time! I am so thankful that I have a business that is taking me to experience totally different and novel places. As a girl that grew up in a super small town in Eastern Canada, I didn’t really experience much of the world until a few years ago.

I can now say that I have been to Spain, France, and the UK. Technically speaking I’ve been to Germany and Ireland too, but I don’t count airports as being travel experiences lol. Within the US, I can now say that I have been to Chicago and California. Chicago was an amazing trip with a bunch of awesome ladies. I got to meet people from all over the world with a common interest: makeup and this awesome company we call Younique. It was so empowering to be around so many influential people, and I learned a lot from some of the top earning leaders within the company.

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Beyond that, I also got to have a great time at the welcome party and the gala dinner. I took an extra day beyond convention because I wanted to explore the city, so I even have some great memories from just hopping on and off tour buses around the city to explore the different landmarks. I was the only one brave enough of my group of friends to go out on the sky deck, and though I was a little scared the floor would fall out underneath me, I managed to snap a few pictures before inching my wobbling legs closer to the main floor.

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One of the women I met in Chicago actually happens to live in Missouri, so I am really excited to have an opportunity to truly explore the best parts of St. Louis while I am down there for the convention. I have already secured my ticket to convention, so I wanted to write to the ladies of the world that love makeup and travel and inform you of the early bird registration deadline. The deadline to purchase your convention ticket at the early bird price point was originally January 15th, 2016 – it has since been extended to February 15th! If you are a current presenter and you haven’t gotten your ticket, I strongly urge you to find the time and money to make it happen this year. You definitely won’t regret it!

If you are reading this as a fellow beauty and cosmetics-lover, and you also have a strong desire to travel, I would like to invite you to chat with me about this amazing opportunity. Younique has given me the confidence and the ability to explore new regions of the world, and I would love to have new positive people to come on this journey with me.

xoxo

Jess

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#1 Reason Why I Love What I do!

I was recently approached by a lady to order some products through me for Younique. She was struggling to place her order through paypal, and asked me to submit the order for her. I helped her get the order situated, and then after not speaking for a few days, I received a panicked message asking me if our products were tested on animals.

This was my response:

“Nope! Haha that is one of many reasons I love Younique. A lot of our product are gluten free as well, while some are fully natural. Mineral makeup is so much healthier for your skin. If you’re concerned about ingredients, you will find a list of all ingredients on our website. If you click on any product you’ll find an option to click so that you know exactly what is in what you are using.”
One of the amazing things about Younique is that they try to use the best possible ingredients in the products so that we can provide top-notch quality to our customers. You may not know this, but the UK actually has banned a significantly larger number of harmful chemicals and ingredients from being used in their cosmetics. Younique actually meets the UK standard of cosmetics, and has grown to be quite successful in the UK market! Additionally, they do not try to hide anything when it comes to what is in the products. Every single product on our website has a spot where you can select “ingredients” to learn about what was used in any given product!
The response that I got back after sending her this message was so positive, that I just had to share it with all of you!
“Oh wow!!! I am loving this more and more!! I have only been using the liquid mineral foundation for a week or two and my skin is already looking better with far less breakouts and I have had bad hormonal acne since I had my daughter, I see a big difference, I can’t wait for the concealer, powder and primer to come in, !!! As soon as the liquid mineral foundation is back in stock please let me know and I’ll order it right away I’m so scared to run out of it now. It’s funny you mention gluten-free I just started a gluten-free diet about a month ago. I’m so happy there’s no testing on animals that’s kind of a dealbreaker for me.”
This is the coolest thing ever!! I am so happy to receive positive feedback from my customers regarding products that they have been using and enjoying. If you have experiences with our products that you would like to share, feel free to post them in the comments! I would love to hear how others are enjoying our products as well.
If you have any questions concerning our products or you need help identifying the best products or shades for you prior to submitting an order, you are more than welcome to reach out to me at jessica@fitnessbeautytravel.com !
xoxo
Jess

2016 Younique Incentive Trip Announcement!

EEK! So I found out where Younique will be sending us on our incentive trip in October of 2016 earlier today while I was at work. ALL day I was just itching to get home so that I could hop on my laptop and write about this amazing incentive!!

Are you ready for this ladies?

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Younique is sending us to Cozumel, Mexico on a FOUR-NIGHT CRUISE taking off from Miami with stops in Key West and Cozumel. That’s not all though. Last year the presenters needed to hit a second level of incentive points in order to be able to bring a guest with them on the cruise. This year – the BASIC incentive point standard will allow you AND a guest to go on a cruise paid for by Younique!!! This makes it THAT much more attainable for you to earn this trip for you and your significant other, spouse, best friend, whatever the case may be!

Who’s ready to get registered with me as a Younique Presenter NOW?

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Now you should also know that even if you happen to fall a little short of collecting enough points for this cruise, there are STILL other fabulous prizes to choose from! You can earn up to $100 US in Y-Cash to spend on your own products and a phenomenal Younique-branded makeup trunk (which I have had my eye on for ages). The bonus prize for those who work extra extra hard and earn points beyond the cruise will earn themselves $150 US credit to be used on-board the cruise ship!

Now I know some of you are probably thinking you could never start now and qualify for the cruise, but that is NOT true. This trip could be earned by anyone regardless of their status, but it is going to take effort. You can earn points through sales, for advancing in status or maintaining your current status, having downline members maintain or advance in status, AND you can even earn 1000 points just for registering to go to convention this summer in St. Louis!! I went to Chicago last summer and it was so empowering and inspiring – definitely a must for all presenters that are serious about their business.

So what happens if you do earn the cruise? Well, you will get to go on a 4-day cruise with our amazing founders, Derek and Melanie, along with hundreds of fellow Younique sisters. Please note that you are responsible for getting yourself to the port in Miami where the cruise takes off. The cruise is covered by Younique, but the airfare will be up to you.

I don’t know about you, but I am FREAKING OUT over here. So excited to get my butt on that cruise and finally explore a bit of Mexico. I would LOVE for you to be on that cruise with me, so the question is, are you going to work for this with me?

Click here to register if you are prepared and willing to work for this with me!

xoxo

Jess

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7 Quick Ways to Earn Points to win FREE Makeup!

I decided that I will be running a Mystery Hostess party in my Private VIP Group on Facebook. The way this works is I will keep the party open throughout the full 10 days and anybody who makes a purchase from the Mystery Hostess Party link will gain entries into the draw to win the hostess rewards from the party when it qualifies!

Check out the image below to learn the 7 ways in which you can earn points:

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As you can see, there are more ways to win than simply placing an order! You can also earn yourself more entries in other methods. It is not featured in this image, but I plan to doll out an additional 5 points for every 10$ spent beyond 40$! There are lots of ways to win, so if you want a shot at earning free makeup from me, you’re going to have to visit my VIP Group and request to join. OR, if you place an order from me through the Mystery Party link, I will send you an invitation to the group via email to let you know you’ve been entered into the draw! This is a great way to get some of the makeup you’ve had your eyes on AND potentially earn yourself the rewards.

I will be posting all kinds of photos and videos to help you learn about Younique cosmetics all this week, so make sure that you’ve requested to join us so that you can participate!

Who is it gonna be? I hope you’re entered in the draw!

xoxo

Jess

How to get a Perfect Smokey Eye in 3 Simple Steps

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I have been practicing with makeup since middle school, which was before a lot of people my age at the time even wore makeup. Mind you, I was never very skilled at it back then lol. As I got older though, I got a lot better at application. I started teaching myself how to do things by watching videos on YouTube, much like many of you have done before I am sure. Through high school, and especially university, I would get a lot of compliments on my eye makeup. To this day, I still get compliments pretty regularly from people that say “Oh I could never do something like that, I have no idea how you do it”.

If this is you, well trust me when I say, YOU CAN. Honestly, my smokey eye looks are pretty freakin’ simple haha. I just use great products and apply it in a way that blends well and makes my eyes pop. It really doesn’t take that much time either, and you can literally do it in three simple steps. Now. My intention was actually to have a video to post in here with the demo photos, but I done messed up haha. I filmed the video last night after work, or at least so I thought. Come to find out, I must have missed the button when I hit record, because the only video I had from yesterday was of me cleaning up. So, when I thought I was stopping the recording, that was when it started. I’m human, so don’t judge lol. I will film another one and insert it as soon as I can. For now though, I wanted to make sure that I fulfilled my promise on social media from earlier this week to provide instructions on how to do a smokey eye.

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Step 1: You start out with a light shade. You can do this with pretty much any eye shadow that you have, whether it be from a palette, loose pigment, cream shadow, etc. It honestly doesn’t matter what kind of shadow you’re using, it will all do the same thing just with different variations in look. This light shade should be something like beige, white, off white, or super light colors that go with the look you’re creating. Use personal preference to determine if you want something shimmer or matte – personally I go glitter all day every day! You will take whatever you have chosen for step one, and apply it directly under your brow to highlight and all over that upper part of your lid. It will be more concentrated right under the brow, and then you just blend it downward. This shade will also be applied in the inner corner of your eye, and the inner half section of your eye lid. In the photo you see to your right, I am using the second shade on the palette for this smokey eye look in neutral browns.

Step 2: This will be a medium shade. Again, you can choose the type of shadow and the Blacks-Silvers
color palette. This shade will be similar to the first shade, but a few tones darker. This part is a bit easier because the application area is far smaller. With this shade, you pretty much just need to continue where you left off with step one. You will apply the second shade to the outer area of your lid right up to the middle, which is where it will meet the lighter shade from step one. Just go over that connecting area with little swiping motions to blend it in a bit. I usually fan this second color up a little bit into the crease as well to provide a base, but that is not necessary because you will be covering it up anyway. To the right you will see me demonstrating palette 2, which is a palette that comes with shades of black, grey, and silver. Here you see me using the second shade down again for the highlighting of step one, and the fourth shade down for this second step. You can see that it is just a couple of shades darker than the highlighting color that I used, and again this one was in shimmer.

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Step 3: This is where you will be creating the smokey part of your smokey eye. You will choose a darker color for this step, and you can choose to go really dark or stay relatively toned down depending on your personal preference. For this look I was going for purples, so I chose to opt out of the black as the darkest shade for the crease and go for the second darkest, which was a royal purple. For the first step of this look I used the fourth shade down to highlight, and then the fifth shade for step two. The sixth shade was then applied as a line from the outside corner of my eye heading toward my eyebrow, but you stop about halfway there. You then shade in that v area in the outer corner of your eye, and when you don’t have a lot of product left on your brush, you fan it up and around in that crease of your eye lid. Just go over that area a few times to blend it together, and if necessary you can add a tiny amount of product to the brush to make sure that it actually is visible. If you want, you can also apply this darker shade to the lower lash line, but that comes down to personal preference.

So there ya go ladies! This is how I create super simple smokey-eye looks with different color palettes on a daily basis. The products that were used in these demos are all Younique Moodstruck Addiction Shadow Palettes, but you can replicate the same kind of looks with pretty much any palettes that you have on hand! It is quick and easy once you get the hang of it, so give it a try with whatever products you have! If you’re really brave, you can even send in your attempts to jessica@fitnessbeautytravel.com. I would love to hear about your experience and see how you made out with my tip!

Thanks for reading ladies, I hope you found this useful!

xoxo

Jess