Jan and Jot Giveaway (CLOSED)

It has come to our attention that some of you might not have WordPress or for self hosting WordPress users no Reblog button 😔 No fear just be sure to follow us on Instagram and repost our Giveaway Image with the hashtag #janandjotgiveaway and tag us to make sure we see it. Winner will be announced this Saturday June 27. Last day to enter is Friday.
Good luck everyone!
Janet & Josie

Jan and Jot

Happy Monday!!

The day has come to finally be able to show our giveaway goodies.

We have been slowly collecting our favorite things to say thank you to all of our loyal fans and friends for supporting us.

Open International ❤️❤️❤️

Rules are easy

*UPDATE – Please follow all 4 steps below to fully enter the giveaway 🙂 *

  1. Must be a follower of our blog
  2. Must follow us on Instagram or Twitter
  3. Must reblog this post on WordPress and for additional entries you can retweet or repost on Instagram or Twitter, using #janandjotgiveaway so if you do all 3 that is 3 entries in your name
  4. Comment on this post when you have done any of these to enter the giveaway

Giveaway will run from June 15-June 26, 2015 8pm CST. We will announce winner and email them on June 27 😃

Now for the goodies
1st Place…

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Josie’s birthday weekend

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Happy Monday!

Hope you all had a lovely weekend! This past Friday was my 30th birthday and here’s a recap of my day.

I went into work for half a day. My company is quite large so we usually bring our own treats to celebrate any special occasions. I decided to bring donuts from Somethin’ Sweet Donuts in the west side of Chicago. They were amazing!

I had meetings all morning so the day went by super fast. I left work and headed to my next stop: 1 hour massage. Ahhhhh….I felt so relaxed.

I headed home afterward and picked something quick to eat. Then I took a nap lol yes, I’m thirty and take naps. It was a quick nap because later on Dave called me to see what I was doing. He headed over to my place and gave me my birthday present.

Diamond earrings! I was so surprised because we have only been together for only 4 months but it was so sweet of him. Ahh I love them!

I wish I took a picture of my entire dress but I was just too excited. I loved the dress that I wore. My college friend, Heling found this dress as we were shopping at Nordstrom Rack.

https://www.nordstromrack.com/shop/product/1147007/topshop-mesh-panel-dress-juniors?color=BLACK&size=16&cm_mmc=feeds-_-adlucent-_-google-_-pla&utm_source=feeds&utm_medium=adlucent&utm_content=google&utm_campaign=pla&sid=545650&kwid=productads-plaid^91877074490-sku^6890129-adType^PLA-device^c-adid^60872929237

Picture from Nordstrom Rack Online

 

https://www.nordstromrack.com/shop/product/1147007/topshop-mesh-panel-dress-juniors?color=BLACK&size=16&cm_mmc=feeds-_-adlucent-_-google-_-pla&utm_source=feeds&utm_medium=adlucent&utm_content=google&utm_campaign=pla&sid=545650&kwid=productads-plaid^91877074490-sku^6890129-adType^PLA-device^c-adid^60872929237

Picture from Nordstrom Rack Online

We headed to dinner at Zia’s Lago Vista Italian Restaurant. My friends and sisters came to celebrate my birthday dinner. I had the Rotolo – Tri-colored pasta, ground sausage, spinach, three cheeses, Barese sauce, parmigiano. Delicious.

I’m terrible at taking pictures but not too terrible to take selfies LOL here are a few…

Dave and I

 

My older sister Jenni and friend Binh

 

My third older sister Susie

Dinner ran late so my plans to have drinks at Parliament rooftop did not happen but we still headed downtown Chicago and got bottle service in the lounge area oh yeah! Dave’s friends met us up and we went from club to club. I’m not a clubber nor will I become one but I had an awesome time! Partay till 6 in the morning! Okay, I’m done going out like that LOL Slept pretty much all day on Saturday hahaha Now, I leave you with my duck lips morning pic hahaha I had a great birthday and thank you all for the birthday wishes! Love you all! ❤

Happy 2nd Anniversary to Janet and Dan!

-Josie 😀

An Ode to Josie on her birthday ❤️❤️❤️

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Today is my Beloved’s 30th Birthday!!!

Ahh HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOSIE 💃🏽
Sadly I don’t have a lot of pictures here in Minnesota so I stole some from Jo and my wedding 

 
Us, our Sophomore year in high school. My how we changed but friendship stronger than ever 💖 

   

Josie looking beautiful 

   

 

Bad picture quality but us during my wedding! It was great having Jo as one of my bridesmaids 

Happy Birthday Josie! I hope you have an amazing day!!!

You deserve the very best and even though I drive you crazy sometimes, I do it all out of love 😘😘

Shy and quiet but always thoughtful and logical you are one of the best friends anyone could ask for and I am so happy you are my partner on this blog.

Distance has not dampened our friendship and I look forward to seeing you and making crazy suggestions where you shoot down most of them but surprise with a sly yes to any adventure that comes out of my mouth lololol. 

Have a great day celebrating and I love you so much bestie 💖💖💖💖
Xoxo, 

Janet 

PS Have a great weekend everyone! 

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion

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Happy Thursday!! One more day till Friday!

Aveeno is a popular brand for skin care products. When I went to the doctor last month for a check up, I expressed my concern about my dry skin. I was asked if I used unscented or scented body wash and lotion. I like to smell my products so I usually get scented. She advised me to use unscented products and recommended Aveeno.

I bought Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion and Body Wash at my local CVS store. My skin is no longer dry but then again it’s warmer. I like this lotion because it’s easy to rub in and it absorbs quickly without leaving leaving the skin greasy. This lotion will leave you skin moisturized, smooth, soft, & healthy looking. Yay!

Side note: Chicago Blackhawks Parade is today!!! Too bad I have to work boooooo and so jealous that my sister works downtown Chicago and will have a great view of the parade since it will go by in front of her office. So proud of the Hawks! 

Janet and I are so surprise how many people have entered in our giveaway so far! We are feeling the love! LOL

Hope you all have an amazing day!

-Josie 😀

Phone findings

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We took an unexpected road trip today and spending the night in another city so while I usually wait to post day of and take pictures of what I’m going to write about, that sadly is not the case today 😁

But while browsing through my phone I found some pictures that give you an insight of me


Currently in the car I was rushed out so I threw whatever I could get my hands on inside my makeup bag.

My love for cupcakes is strong!!!! This was just the past week and all of these 4 packs may/may not have been all for me lololol

I love sweets

Josie got this tray for me in Paris and I absolutely love it!!! Thanks Jo ❤️ It already is overfilled with jewelry because I love using it 😍

I ordered two Birchbox’s this month and this was the second one. I’m not going to lie I mainly got this box for the actual box itself, but all of these products I am already using and love them!

Got my Sven Itty Bitty and sent this picture and this to Josie to make her jealous

It worked and she hates me 😂

In love with my Beauty & Beast charm bracelet from the Disney store. It is from the musical and while I wish they had Belle and the Beast on it I still adore it ❤️


      

Wish lists and wants, of course almost all of it is lip products ❤️❤️❤️


A Facebook picture that rings true

Happy Wednesday!

Xoxoxo,

Janet

P.S Don’t forget to enter our giveaway, in order to qualify you must reblog!!!!

Janet’s Birchbox vs Josie’s Birchbox – June 2015

This month’s Birchbox’s theme was “Say yes! Adventure is a state of mind”

Great theme for the start of summer ☀️

Now to start off our box’s this month

Janet’s box


I just got my box on Saturday so I haven’t tried anything yet but everything I did get I know for a fact I will use 😃


1) Beauty Protector-Protect & Detangle

Not surprising, this is described as a product that protects from heat damage and adds silkiness.

Yes, love these types of products! I already ran out of my last one I got so cannot wait to use this one 😃

Always remember me and my curling iron are best friends for life!!!!


2) Coola-classic SPF 30 Cucumber Moisturizer for Face

“Hydrator” that protects from sun and smells like delicious cucumber.

I love anything with SPF 30 for my face so this is right up my alley


3) Marcelle-BB Cream Golden Glow

“Multitasker that is rich in antioxidants and aloe, covers imperfections, evens tone, and calms skin”

This is my second one of these and while I like it I know of a friend who will love it so sending this off to her 😃 It blends out nicely but if I were paler I think this would be a great liquid bronzer.

On me it is great for my no makeup days to throw on but $27 for a full size I would rather buy my usual MAC BB Cream with SPF 35


4) Marcelle-Waterproof eyeliner in Electric Blue

I have been meaning to buy a blue eyeliner but was holding out for some deal. This is perfect and exactly the blue I wanted and better yet it is waterproof!!

Love the size too!


5) Skyn Iceland- Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels

This is the sample I chose for myself this month.

This is a cooling treatment to hydrate and refreshed skin under eyes.

These are in my fridge and I hope to use them one of these morning’s to see if it really refreshes me 😃


6) Emi Jay-hair tie

I got a 3 pack in my Sample Society a couple of month’s ago and have to say I love these! They don’t leave the annoying mark in my hair that other hair ties leave so to get this one as a bonus was awesome ❤️❤️❤️

Josie’s Box

Note to self: do not use a pen to cut through tape off packaging box. Will destroy pretty box inside. WaH! I’m a such a dumb dumb and marked a line on my birchbox haha I was lazy to find a sharp object to cut through or just simply rip the tape off. Anywho….this month box I received had a lot of skin products.  I’ll admit that I haven’t really look or test any of these items. It’s been a crazy month for me. But this is what I got.  1) Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel

I’ve never done a peel before and I’m kind of scared to LOL I’m glad it says “Test product on the back of your hand or neck before use.” Yes, I will test.

2) Oribe Cote d’Azur Fragrance

I have yet to smell this perfume but I’ve heard wonderful things about their hair products. So, I’m excited to smell like something different this summer 😀

 3) Marcelle BB Cream Golden Glow

I’ve only used Mac BB Cream so I’m excited to receive this item in my box this month. I’m curious about the shade for my skin tone and how much coverage for my red spots on my face.

4) Davines SŪ Hair & Body Wash

Alright, Hair and Body wash combo sounds very appealing. This should work on hair that has been beat in the sun. My hair is already dry so hopefully this should do something for me.

 

5) Harvey Prince Hello Body Cream

The Yellow bottle just makes me smile. I see this cream in a lot in other people’s birchbox so I wonder if it’s really good. Always nice to get moisturizer and I feel that you can never have too many.

So, there you have it our June Birchbox. Are your boxes similar to either Josie or Janet’s?

Don’t forget to enter our Giveaway! You will need to follow all steps to enter 🙂 Good Luck!

-Josie & Janet

 

Jan and Jot Giveaway (CLOSED)

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Happy Monday!!

The day has come to finally be able to show our giveaway goodies.

We have been slowly collecting our favorite things to say thank you to all of our loyal fans and friends for supporting us.

Open International ❤️❤️❤️

Rules are easy

*UPDATE – Please follow all 4 steps below to fully enter the giveaway 🙂 *

  1. Must be a follower of our blog
  2. Must follow us on Instagram or Twitter
  3. Must reblog this post on WordPress and for additional entries you can retweet or repost on Instagram or Twitter, using #janandjotgiveaway so if you do all 3 that is 3 entries in your name
  4. Comment on this post when you have done any of these to enter the giveaway

Giveaway will run from June 15-June 26, 2015 8pm CST. We will announce winner and email them on June 27 😃

Now for the goodies
1st Place will be getting all of this in the picture above as well as some amazing samples

  • Sigma Warm Neutrals Palette
  • L’Oreal Makeup Setting Spray
  • MAC Wash & Dry lipstick in Steam Heat
  • Beauty Blender plus small bar soap
  • Too Faced Deluxe Sample Size of Better Than Sex Mascara
  • Chapstick Total Hydration


We got so much stuff we realized we could do a 2nd prize too

  • ELF Stippling Brush
  • Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in Gladiolus
  • Bioderma travel size cleansing water
  • Essence Soft Matte eyeshadow in 03 Silky Smooth
  • Benefit “All over me” travel size scented body mist
  • Kiehl’s Lip Balm

Good luck!!

Xoxo

Janet & Josie 👭

Biore Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips

Happy Friday!

The first time I saw a white pore strip was from the movie The Princess Diaries with Anne Hathaway. Remember that movie?! When Michael comes into the room and Princess Mia forgot that she had the nose strip on. So, Michael pointed it out to her and she quickly turned around and ripped it off her nose. Ouch! OoOoO the sensation!

I’ve been using white pore strips ever since I saw the movie hahaha I don’t use it too often, maybe once in 2 weeks. I don’t have large pores on my nose and it doesn’t feel too oily but I do like looking at all the gunks on strips afterward LOL I know I’m weird and gross hahahaha but I know you guys look at them too!

I came home one day when I saw my sister wearing a black nose strip. “What is that?! And give me one!”


I didn’t feel like it worked any better than the white strip. It was nice to see the gunks on the black strip lol sorry if I’m grossing you out! One thing I did not like about these black pore strips is the black residue it left behind on my nose. It’s an easy clean but wasn’t pleasant to see. I will continue using the original white nose strips.

Side note: I want to wish my Gemini twin, Camille a very Happy 30th Birthday! People would call us twins in high school even though we look nothing alike. She’s one of my closest friend and I can’t wait to celebrate her birthday this weekend! 😀

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

-Josie

Sigma Warm Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette ❤️ 

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When my laptop died I completely forgot all of my Sigma eye looks I created were on there and since I haven’t transferred my hard drive to anything I can’t pull them up 😩

I wanted to show this because starting next Monday we will be having our Giveaway and I included this Warm Neutrals palette 😃

  
It is one of my favorite purchases to date!

  
Some swatches I was able to find on my phone.

From left-right 

Oyster Sand, Sugar Milk, Mild Mannered, Dove, Fawn, Cinnamon, Russet, Balanced, Cozy, Innocent, Optimistic, and Warm Stone

I really love how versatile this palette is and I have even used Optimistic as a blush and Oyster Sand is a great highlighter. When I am in a rush I love throwing this palette in my makeup bag because it has most of my face makeup in one palette and super travel friendly ❤️❤️ The colors are so soft and easy to blend. I love how they don’t crease and you can create any look with this one palette. 

I know we both are so excited to announce our giveaway and this is just one of the awesome goodies we included 😘 (yes it will be an international giveaway) 

Hope everyone has a great Thursday 💖

Xoxo

Janet