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Spring Makeup - Pinks, Lilacs and Aqua
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Email Isn't Working

If you have tried to contact me through my business email in the past several months and have not gotten a reply I apologize! 
My email has either been misbehaving or down completely for some time.   There are tech people trying to resolve this issue currently and I hope to have it resolved SOOOON, but until then - please contact me one of the following ways -
 
Phone: 319-558-6633
 
Thank you for your patience!  I look forward to hearing from you! :)
 
Jessica
 

Spring Makeup - Pinks, Lilacs and Aqua

Hi all!!  So Spring is supposed to be SPRINGING...ugh. :)  And all it has been doing here is RAINING!  So...rather than belly-ache about the rain, I am working on a video for you using bright SPRINGY colors!! YAY!! 
Here's a preview!!...
Spring Makeup using Pinks, Purples and Aquas!
 
A video is coming soon...but here is a quick peek at what I did - focus on the eyes...:)
Eyes
  • Aqua on the lids
  • Aqua under the lower lashes
  • Lilac under the brow
  • A darker/medium purple/lilac in crease
  • PINKS on the cheeks and lips!!
 
 
 
YouTube video is coming soon!!!  A complete list of the products and colors, etc. that I used will be here for you to see, but I wanted to get the BRIGHT fun SPRINGY colors out there now...:) I'm excited to do a few more of these Spring/warm weather inspired looks for you!!
 
Please go away rain...please...and thank you!
xoxo, Jessica
 

FREE SHIPPING on your Makeup and Beauty Buys

Did you know that you can find FREE Shipping for your makeup, skincare, and all your other beauty must-haves?!?!  Thought it would be fun to see where and when the FREE SHIPPING on all your cosmetics goodies kicks in!!  So....I've compiled a list!!  My plan will be to update this for you on a regular basis as it changes, etc... Here's what I've got to get you started!!  Hope it's helpful! And as always - if you have a beauty bargain secret I don't know about - PLEASE pass along here!! :)
 
  • Smashbox -FREE Shipping on any US order!!! "Free Shipping on every order every time!" Whoa...
  • Von Maur - FREE SHIPPING ALWAYS! "Von Maur offers FREE FedEx Home Delivery shipping anywhere in the United States. No matter how much you spend or where you send it, shipping is on us" WOW!!
  • e.l.f. (Eyes Lips Face) - FREE Shipping with any $25 order + Choose 10 FREE products of choice. HURRY this one ends 4/18/11
  • Tarte Cosmetics - FREE SHIPPING on orders of $40 & up!
 
A $50 Purchase seems to be the magical cut-off for FREE Shipping. Click here or on the link below to see the list of those places where you can find FREE Shipping with your $50 cosmetics or beauty purchase...and a convenient link to get to them!
 
 
I'll do my best to keep you posted on updates, shipping discounts and all around BEAUTY BARGAINS as I find them!! GOOD LUCK!!   :)

xoxo, Jessica

Where Else You Can Find Me :)

So now you can find me in a few different places!! 

Here's a list of the links to all the other social media sites and forums where you might find my work, blogging or other bits of what's going on for Polished and Pretty!!  :) 
 
MY Full BLOG - A LITTLE BETTER FORMAT :)
 
 
 
Find me...follow and leave me feedback!!  Thanks for supporting!
:) xoxo, Jessica

New Pics of My Work - Brittany's Shoot

I'm excited to share some new pictures of my work from Brittany's Fashion Shoot!!  YAY!  Thanks to Ann at Ann Steward Photography for some amazing shots!! :)  I LOVE HER!!!  Brilliant photographer and just plain fun to be around!!! WIN WIN!! More coming soooooon!! :) 

In these shots, I used a combination of loose eyeshadow pigments from NYX and favorite Estee Lauder eyeshadows!  Normally...the last color for eyes that I go for is GREEN!  But as soon as I took another look at Brittany's eyes, I knew we had to go green with her eye makeup!!  I think it turned out great!! :) 
We started the shoot with a softer nude lip and finished with a little (only a little) extra something on the lips...hot pink gloss over the nude lip we started with!!  Brittany and Ann were so fun to work with!! 
 
Visit Ann Steward Photography at http://www.annstewardphotgraphy.com
or like her on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/AnnStewardStudios :)