I’m a Size WHAT?

Over the past year and a half, I’ve gone through a significant bra size change that would’ve rocked 13-year-old me’s world.

Personally, this dilemma started for me when I was a 32C. My bras started getting very tight and my immediate thought was, “Oh it must be because I’m gaining weight. Maybe I’m just a 34 sized band.” So I went to a 34C. For a while that was okay, but once again, they got too tight.

It didn’t even cross my mind at first that I was a D. In my head, D cups were the baseline of huge, pornstar boobs. I had it in my head what I thought D-cups were supposed to look like and decided that there’s no way that could be me. I thought, “I’ve always had small boobs, everyone has told me that, so how the hell could be a D?”

Finally, I broke down after I got tired of red marks and repositioning my bra 50 times a day and went to Victoria’s Secret. (Not an ad.) I tried on a 32D “just to see” and I was shocked when it fit me like a glove.

That was great for a while, but I’m older now and it’s changed again. Recently, my bras started to hurt whenever I would wear them. I’m lucky I’m in college because I can get away with not wearing a bra (#FreeTheNipple), but sadly, sometimes I must wear one. For example at advisor meetings, professor meetings, presentations, a nice dinner, etc. I feel more comfortable wearing a bra than not.

Today I went to go get sized because I couldn’t tell what was wrong. I tried a 34C; way too tight. My 32D’s were way too tight. Walking in the store, I assumed my band size was just wrong, but I’m really glad I got sized because now I really understand what goes into a perfect fit.

Turns out I’m a 32DD. I would never have thought the day would come. And I thought D’s were pornstar boobs. I still don’t have what I picture as DDs, which I guess have to be FFF’s in real life, but I’m so much more comfortable now. And now I don’t have to go meet with my professors in a baggy t-shirt with no bra on.

Most women are wearing the wrong bra size. Do a quick search if you don’t believe me. Also, you’re supposed to get a new bra after ~6 months because of the wear and stretching.

Take-Home Message

The best, most summarizing piece of advice I have is to forget all of your preconceived notions about bra sizes. What you think a “D” is might be an “E”. What you think a “36” is might be a “32”. If you’re trying to find the perfect size for you, you need to let go of what you think you need to be. 

Photo by fsHH

Can I Clean My Beauty Blender in the Microwave?

So there’s this trend going around where beauty gurus are putting their makeup sponges in a cup of soapy water and microwaving it for 1 minute to clean it. I’m here to put my beloved beauty blender on the line to prove if this works or not with a science experiment.

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Trying a New Overnight Hair Mask!

I got my hair cut a little too short for comfort, so I’ve been trying to find actual ways to help my hair grow. One thing that I see everywhere are hair masks (made with breakfast foods lol). Since there are so many around the web, I made my own that’s a mixture of some highly regarded mixes. The point of this mask is to give nutrients back to stripped hair and promote healthy growth.

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Finally Found: Cheap, Miracle Eczema Cream–Yiganerjing

I’ve had eczema since I was born and very few things subdue or get rid of it. One of my best friend’s mom gave me a “Chinese cream” or Yiganerjing. Turns out it’s suuuuper cheap; Here’s a Link to Amazon where a tube is $3.34 with Free Shipping! >> Yiganerjing on Amazon. There are affiliate links in this post but I use and like this cream a lot. I keep it in my school bag and use it when I wake up in the middle of the night itching.

Ingredients

I think it smells pretty good; really minty and woody. It comes from Chinese herbal medicine so it’s all natural and not bad for you. Keep to the original all selects the superior soil park skin of Chinese herbal medicine, it has “sophora, common cnidium fruit, kochia scoparia, cortex dictamni, cortex phellodendri, honeylocust thorn, unicorn, lotus, radix stemonae, Indian buead, seven swords, iron Holly plants”.Interested? Here’s my Amazon link where it’s only $3.34 and has free shipping: Yiganerjing on Amazon

How I Use It

I literally just put it on like any other cream when dry or itchy. A little goes a long way, so that’s why it’s absolutely amazing that you can find a tube for $3.34 on Amazon: Yiganerjing on Amazon Also, it’s really fun to open because there’s a weirdo match-to-open thing with the lid and seal.


This obviously contains affiliate links, but I really do like and use this cream and think it works. The featured photo is not mine either!

Coffee-Coconut Oil Scrub for Cellulite and Exfoliation 

This is so simple it’s ridiculous. Simply mix together 2 parts coconut oil to 1 part coffee. So, if you mix 2 cups of coconut oil and 1 cup of coffee, it’ll do the trick!

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My First “Treat Yo Self” + Makeup Reviews! 

Hey friends,

Since I recently received my first paycheck, I decided to spoil myself a little because, well, I deserve it! And so do you- so here’s a little inspiration based off of what I did!

First stop: Dillard’s MAC counter


I bought:

MAC satin lipstick in the color “Spirit” | $17

 

MAC lip-liner in the color “Spice” | $16.50

 

MAC studio fix fluid foundation in the color “NC15” | $27

 

Reviews:

The reddish brown colors of Spirit and Spice go really well together! There is little color difference between them, so there are no harsh lines. This lipstick/lip-liner duo brings out my brown eyes and yellow undertones. The only bad thing is, they don’t stay on long. If you put it on before you eat you can forget about having it on the rest of the day.

  
The studio fix fluid foundation, “NC15”, gives very good coverage! I started breaking out on my forehead recently, but this foundation made them vanish. This is my second time buying, and not my last!

Second stop: Ulta 

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I bought:

Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil by Anastasia in the color “Medium Brown” | On sale for $12, originally $23

Stay Matte pressed powder by Rimmel London in the color “Sandstorm” | On sale for $4, originally $5

Instant Bronze Self Tanning Lotion by Australian Gold | On sale for $4, originally $8

The eyebrow pencil is good; I’m not sure if I would buy it again or not, but it looks more natural than my current eyebrow kit. I have bought Stay Matte several times now, so of course I love it. It really does have a matte appearance when applied and is relatively inexpensive compared to other matte powders. The self tanner I bought looks great on me! It gets streaky on my hands and feet, but that’s because those are common problem areas for self tanning. I will probably buy it again because I got a lot of product for a little amount of money, and it looks good on my body.

Happy Shopping! 

This is not an affiliated or sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

 

Wake up with Cute, Voluminous Curls 

Hey guys,

Today I am going to show you one way I get beautiful curls.

First, take a shower.

Secondly, when your hair is still damp, finger-comb As I Am “Curling Jelly” (or another curling product) into your hair:


For the third step, take small sections of your hair and twirl it, then twist it around itself so it looks like this:

The fourth step is to sleep with them in overnight.

~You will wake up with loose, voluminous curls like mine!~ 

Things Your Brother May Have That You Should Borrow

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My little brother has great… I guess… “guy beauty supplies”? I personally love how guy products smell and would rather use them over “girly smelling” products any day- I guess it’s preference. In this post I’ll be sharing with you a few things that my brother has that are definitely worth buying. (This is not a sponsored post)

  1. Dove Men+Care Extra Fresh Body and Face Wash I use this product as a normal body wash and it smells so good! For about $5 for a big bottle at any drug store, it also comes in many different scents and sizes. Dove Men+Care even has special sensitive skin lines.
  2. Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Hair and Body Moisturizer for $5 on Amazon. I use this product as a leave in conditioner after I shower, and it totally soothes my dry hair.
  3. Old Spice Swagger Red Zone Deodorant This one may be a stretch for some ladies, but let me tell you: This keeps you smelling good all day no matter how long you stay out. And honestly, it doesn’t even smell “boyish”. It smells like pine trees. Get this for about $3 at any store that sells men’s hygiene supplies.
  4. Dove Men+Care Clean Comfort Antiperspirant Deodorant This deodorant slides smoothly on your skin and doesn’t leave the ugly white lines and clumps that female deodorant (sometimes) leaves. It smells really good, but also pretty manly for all of the girly-girls reading.
  5. Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa Radiant Lotion For around $4 for a medium sized bottle, this lotion makes ugly skin pretty. I have eczema, and this lotion soothes it instead of irritating it like most lotions.

Alright, those are my suggestions! If you have any brother-borrows, leave them in the comments!

 

Coming Soon: Jaedyn’s Handmade Cosmetics

Pretty soon I will be launching my own line of handmade beauty products (I’m not giving specifics- you’ll have to go see!) on the popular site Etsy. They will be organic, well-made, and inexpensive. I will have the products listed and they will be made to order. Custom orders are welcome!

Once I have my account up and running I will post a link along with more detail.

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This is not my photo, I am just using it as a visual example.

Turmeric Face Mask Review

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3 words:

Turmeric

Face

Mask

It. Is. AMAZING!

The key ingredient in the mask is a plant called turmeric- something that may be hiding in your spice cabinet. This mask is great for getting rid of acne, eczema, redness in the skin, and wrinkles. It works as an all-around soother due to its antioxidant qualities.

When I used this mask I noticed that it made my natural yellow undertones shine as well as smooth and hydrate my skin. This is a mask that I would definitely recommended, and something that you will be able to buy from my Etsy account soon!

Here are pictures of me with the mask on and how my skin looked afterwards:

I hope you give this a try and share it with somebody struggling with acne, eczema, redness, and/or wrinkles!