I went dark!!!

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Jacket: H&M  Similar | Blouse: H&M on sale | Pants: Cotton On Similar | Shoes: Windsor on sale | Necklace: Banana Republic Similar | Watch: Nordstrom Rack On sale | Lipstick: M.A.C | Nails: Burberry 

 

Hey guys! 

So there has been a bit of a change around here, haha I decided to go dark for this Winter season. I am  loving it! It is crazy there is no snow on the ground but hey I am not complaining.  I was thinking of doing a post on blondes transiting to brunettes, because lets face it there is a lot to consider when undergoing such a procedure haha.

Let me know your thoughts and any questions you might have.

Today’s outfit is a traditional Jenessa outfit: Leather, black, and a hint of flavor.

Xoxo, Jness

 

My interpretation of the seasons through Makeup

IMG_0623 I had the wonderful opportunity to showcase my makeup on these beautiful women.  Each woman represents a season. Winter, Spring, and Autumn.  I did their makeup, hair, and wardrobe based on what that particular seasons means to me. Hope you enjoy! If you have any specific questions on how I achieved a look just holla! I’d love to talk beauty with you! XOXO Jenessa IMG_0687 AUTUMN Drastically beautiful, piercingly unforgettable and with her last breath illuminates beauty from within. IMG_0511 IMG_0504 IMG_0484 IMG_0489 IMG_0488 WINTER Gorgeously bittersweet, untouchable cool icy beauty that takes your breath away. IMG_0572 IMG_0603 IMG_0596 IMG_0573 IMG_0574 SPRING Effortlessly beautiful, a light fresh loving sense, eager to give life. IMG_0552 IMG_0542 IMG_0567 IMG_0557 IMG_0563 Love, Jenessa

MAKE UP USED:

Moisturizer: Estee Lauder

Primer: Dolce and Gabbana

Foundation: Estee Lauder double wear

Powder: Estee Lauder double wear

Concealer: Bobbi Brown

Eyebrow: Brow gel, brush

Mascara: Marc Jacobs

Falsies: M.A.C

Eyeliner: Dolce & Gabbana

Eye shadows: BH cosmetic 120 Palette

Blush: Nars

Bronzer: Nars

Illuminator: Bare Minerals

Glitter: J. Cat

My Style Represents…

Hello all,

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I had the wonderful opportunity to collaborate with a truly inspiring woman. McKenna, started a blog on Utah’s style trends, due to the judgment and stereotype that Utahan’s do not have their own style and we all are cut from the same fabric, she wanted to add voice to those that have their own style and emphasis the beauty that comes from being yourself and expressing your character.  I value this project and am excited to be apart of such a positive movement. It has been so fun getting to know McKenna and her creativity. (for her art click here)

For me I think appearance is an important part of who we are, on that same note with all things it is only good if it is balanced, my desire is to look nice but not to distract from who I am on the inside.  It is more important for me that people leave my presence feeling inspired to be a kinder more loving person as opposed to walking away from me knowing how I got my hair to look just so.  Beauty/fashion tips are not a bad thing I enjoy beauty talk like no one you have ever met but like stated above my hopes is that people see the importance of kindness as well.

My wardrobe is hard to put a label on, my outfits come from inspiration all over the world, and when I say world I mean Pinterest, same thing right? My outfits definitely reflect my mood and how I am feeling.  I am drawn to basics with a quirky flare here and there.  Although, my day to day wardrobe is very unpredictable, one thing I am conscious of keeping consistent within my appearance is modesty and virtue. I believe that women are beautiful, strong, precious leaders, what we have to add to our societies is important and interesting. I am no feminist I just think it is important that women know that they are more than appearance.  I like to dress in a way that does not come across as “hoochie” or calling attention to my body, because I am better than that all women are.  What we have to say and what we bring to the table is more important then looking “desirable”.  Don’t mean to preach I am just very passionate about this topic :)

If I were to describe my style in one word it would be CLEAN (minus my hair haha)

Visit Utah Threads HERE and see all of interesting styles of Utah

Thanks for stopping by love you all!

XOXO Jenessa

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Outfit details below!

Cardigan: Windsor Mine (sold out) similar/loving

Necklace: Windsor Mine /loving/wishing

Sweater: Nordstrom Mine (old) Similar/loving

Pants: Forever21 Mine Only $8 (ripped holes myself) loving /wishing

Fallin into cozies

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Hey guys,

I had an opportunity to collaborate with one of my favorites FATIMA She is an awesome photographer and always captures what I have in mind.  I hate when you have a vision and then you look at your photos and your vision is not seen in the photos.  Anyways, Fatty has never disappointed me, she does all sorts of events so if you are looking for a local Utah photographer with diverse camera talents and is super creative check her out!

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XOXO, Jenessa

OUTFIT DETAILS LISTED BELOW

Sweater: Victoria Secret Mine/Loving/Buying

Kimono: Windsor Mine/Loving/Buying

Leggings: Nordstrom Mine/Loving/Buying

Booties: Walmart Mine (old) Loving/Buying

Earrings: From a sweet Native American woman (she hand made them!) Loving/Buying

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Anniversary 2014 The Sheffields

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November 29th, 2012 was the best day of my life.  I know everyone says that but I guarantee anybody who gets married says that.  This year it is our two year anniversary, it feels like it should be our 10th just because I know him so well and our relationship is off the charts that it doesn’t feel possible for it to only be two years! Anyways enough ooey gooey love talk.  The picture above is the event that inspired me to keep a love journal for our future children and grand children to read how Jordan and I fell in love.  Jordan is a tough mans man if anybody knows him they know he is the strong manley type so not many people see his sweet side, in fact i’m almost positive I am the only person who has actually seen it.  Which I am totally fine with it makes all the more special when he does romantic things for me.  He is my perfect match.  Anyways one day while we were dating he went away on a family trip and when he came back he brought me gifts from the sea, sand seashells, sweet little things like that, well he also wrote me a note and at the bottom of the note it said “message in the bottle”  Jordan had written a love not about our relationship and put it in a bottle then he took me to California to throw it in the ocean with him :) So romantic and I am so obsessed with him.  Jordan has done romantic acts like this from the time we were dating till now and I wanted to create a diary specifically for it.  Below is a little video diary of it, hope you enjoy!

PS. I LOVE YOU BABE! Thanks for giving me reason to keep a record of all our special moments!

Random acts of Kindness are a blessing for both people

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Hello hello!

Todays post is all about Charity!  An attribute I am always working on and trying to perfect.  A while back I started following this girl on Instagram. She has a blog where she bakes a cake and looks for someone in need and gives it to them.  How sweet is that! Well she lives in South Africa and was doing a cake call where anyone could meet up with her with a cake a donate it to a children in need.  I thought what an amazing opportunity to be apart of such a positive movement.  Unfortunately I live in the states, therefore, I wouldn’t make it in time to deliver a cake.  So I decided to bake some cookies and give them to somebody who needed a little pick me up.  I searched all day for somebody who looked like they had the weight of the world on their shoulders.  I live in the city so I come across a lot of homeless individuals but it wasn’t until I came upon Steven that I knew these cookies were baked for him.  His humble nature and kind eyes really struck me and I wanted to make him smile.  I walked up to him and said “Excuse me, hi” He looked up at me and will a slight surprised laugh said “whoa hello”  I am assuming not to many females approach him to say hello because he was very surprised to see me take a seat next to him to chat for a minute. He graciously accepted the cookies and was extremely appreciative and very polite.  I look for him time and time again to revisit our new friendship that was made in the gutters of Salt Lake City but I’m sad to say I have not had any luck running into him again.  Steven’s kind eyes made such an impact on me, it made me reflect and wonder what people remember about me after meeting me for the first time.  My goal is that people leave my presence feeling happier and motivated to be kinder, not to focus on how shiny or nice my hair is or where I purchased my purse, or how I apply my make up.  Those things are all well and good and they make me happy and they are fun things to be involved in but life is so much more than that.  Those things will fade and they don’t leave an impact on people, my goal is that people leave my presence noticing a kind loving personality that trumps a stylish outfit.  I Love Steven’s sign, such a simple sentence leaves such a strong message! RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS ARE A BLESSING FOR BOTH PEOPLE. It is such a true statement I love the simplicity of it.  I hope this message leaves you with the motivation to leave someone else feeling happier having been in your presence.

Thanks for stopping by! You can visit girl with a cakes blog HERE

Oreo cheesecake bites with sunflower tops

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Hey guys,

Today is a recipe post.  Last year for my birthday my sweet husband signed me up pastry classes, it was so fun and I learned so much and I developed a useful secret talent, unlike my prized secret talent of break dancing haha but that’s a post all in its self.  It has been fun to be able to use this talent for different small events.  I recently got called to be a young womens leader for the church I attend .  It has been a blast to get to know the girls and learn so much about the program since I myself was not an active member during that time in my life.  The girls participate in a program called Personal Progress It’s like a girl’s version of the Eagle Scout where the young women can develop skills and talents and come closer to their Father in Heaven.  Anyways, they have a special night called Evening of Excellence where they get to present everything they worked on that year.  I am so impressed with the hard work and motivation these girls showed to accomplish their projects.  I had the opportunity to provide the dessert.  Since the theme was Sun flowers: representing that we should walk tall because we are daughters of a Heavenly King I decided to make Oreo cheesecake bites with Sunflower tops! Hope you enjoy, recipe below! (found on pinterest)

RECIPE NOTES:

OREO CHEESECAKE BITES

You can easily double this recipe to make 30 cupcakes (I tripled it and it was perfect)

Yield: 15 Cupcakes

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 22 Minutes

Total Time: 6 Hours

INGREDIENTS:

36 Oreo cookies, 30 whole, 6 coarsely chopped

1 pound (2 8-ounce packages) cream cheese, at room temperature

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 large eggs, at room temperature

1/2 cup sour cream

1/8 teaspoon fine salt

Vanilla Frosting

15 Cupcake liners

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat the oven to 275 F. Line 2 standard muffin tins with 15 paper liners. Place 1 whole Oreo cookie in the bottom of each lined cup.

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In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the cream cheese until smooth.  Add the sugar and beat until combined. Beat in the vanilla then add the eggs, one at a time, beating until combined.

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Beat in the sour cream and salt. Do not over mix. Stir in the chopped Oreo cookies.

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Divide the batter among the cookie-lined cups, filling each almost to the top. Bake until the filling is set, about 22 minutes.

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Transfer to wire racks to cool completely inside the muffin tins. Refrigerate at least 4 hours, or overnight, before serving.

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These can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 1 month. Defrost in the fridge overnight before serving.

Printable recipe here

The Oreo Cheesecake bites are amazing as is, however, if you would like to decorate them like I did follow below!

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DECORATING SUNFLOWER TOPS

INGREDIENTS:

Vanilla frosting (I just use the cheap 99 cent kind from Walmart, I like the consistency of it)

yellow food dye ( I use Wilton’s gel kind)

the other 15 Oreo cookies

Pipe bag

Wilton tip #21 and #67 (or get creative and use any petal/leaf tip you like)

DIRECTIONS:

Use the other 15 Oreo cookies and place one on top of each cupcake after it has been refrigerated for at least 4 hours.

Begin doing three layers of petals, I did a wide variety of different petals using the tips from Wilton #21 and #67

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HAVE FUN!

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Thanks for stopping by!