Saturday, May 24, 2014

Thank You

The best and worst of blogging is that your blog becomes bigger than yourself. It's the best because the blogger behind a computer screen encounters so many lovely, encouraging people and the worst because when you have to take a hiatus, when you have to stop the blogger feels as though they're letting everyone down. Getting Cheeky has been an amazing hobby for me over the past three years. While I'm not saying this is the end, I can be fairly confident when I say that I haven't had much time to think about blogging over the past few months and I don't foresee that changing any time soon. 

Thank you everyone! 

Thank you all for reading, you've made this so much more than a hobby and I can't tell you how thankful I am to have met and interacted with all of you. 

Put on your favorite red lipstick just to read a classic novel, and think of me!

Saturday, January 25, 2014


A funny thing has happened chez Getting Cheeky ... I'm just not that interested in new collections and while I'm buying makeup writing about it feels like a bit of a burden. As a firm believer that things shouldn't be forced, I tend not to do things unless they feel "right." Although I love Getting Cheeky, and I'm sure I'll be back I just can't do it right now. Truth be told there is something liberating about having a smaller amount of makeup, not feeling pressure to snap pictures before using items and having the free time to paint, read, knit or pursue any interest I like other than the almighty Sephora/Nordstrom receipt. 

I'm sure you'll hear from me soon, but if you just can't wait (ha.) feel free to drop me a line at or follow me on Instagram ... I'm still there on the daily. 

XO - Jessica

Monday, January 13, 2014

Getting Cheeky Turns Three

Each time I reach a new milestone on Getting Cheeky I simply cannot believe how time has flown. At one and two years I was amazed that a "passion project" I started in my last year at university as a way to escape the grueling work of thesis writing and job applications had evolved into a creative outlet on the side of a demanding corporate job. I'm as amazed at how much has changed and how much has stayed the same today. Three years in and I continue to love to write and interact with each and every one of you. My tastes have evolved and changed as I've grown, and it's such a joy to have a living beauty diary to flip through (whether I cringe at the older photographs or not)! 

Although I always find myself saying that I wish I had something to give each and every one of you, I wanted to host a giveaway as a token of my gratitude for your kindness and support. Interacting with you is truly the most amazing part of blogging. Thank you.

We all know that I adore Diptyque candles, and given that they're quite a luxury treat I thought it would be a fun prize to give away one full sized Diptyque candle from their permanent collection (worth $60 USD, scents listed above). Upon announcement the winner will be able to chose whichever scent they would like and I will ship the candle to you.
a Rafflecopter giveaway Good luck, and heres to another wonderful year!

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

The Perfect Winter Lip: YSL Volupté Sheer Candy 07 Sweet Fig

I have absolutely no fear these days when it comes to lipstick. What started as a resolution in 2013 to move from more conservative lip colors and glosses to bold statement shades has become a way of life chez-Getting Cheeky. However, there's noting quite like a sheer lip color. I adore "slap it on and go" shades, all the more so when the lip product is moisturizing.

In 2011 I discovered the YSL Volupté Sheer Candy range and have devoured two tubes of my favorite summer shade, 02 Dewy Papaya. I recently finished my second tube of Dewy Papaya but thought I wouldn't repurchase until warmer weather beckoned. Yet as all makeup addicts are wont to do I found myself looking at the other shades of Volupté Sheer Candy balms while browsing Sephora's website with a generous gift card burning a hole in my pocket (thank you EG!). I remembered hearing wonderful things about 07 Sweet Fig, a sheer brick red, and couldn't resist. 

07 Sweet Fig is a hybrid somewhere in between a cherry and brown tinged red that looks heavenly when applied to my already pigmented lips. Somehow the sheer shade manages to give me 1990s pouty lips, moisturizes and pulls together just about any wintery makeup look. I find myself reaching for Sweet Fig just as often as I used Dewy Papaya and I'm now so thoroughly in love with the line that I'm contemplating a few other purchases. (Surely if Sweet Fig is my winter shade and Dewy Papaya is my summer shade I'll naturally need a spring shade too ... no?)

So there you have it. Although I adore bright red, fuchsia and purple toned orchids on my pout it's comforting to find a sheer, glossy standby shade that slicks on without a mirror and adds a certain je ne sais quoi to any look. The best part? This rich, warm fig red shade looks perfectly at home in the cold winter weather. It's undoubtedly a new favorite.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Hourglass N28 Lip Treatment Oil, A Luxe Winter Remedy

When I left the house this morning to drive to work the thermometer in the car read -12 Fahrenheit with a wind chill that made it feel more like -35. Oatmeal baths, lotion and frumpy warm clothes are the new normal as they are annually in January, but this years arctic blast was a bit more than I typically bargain for. Enter the Hourglass N28 Lip Treatment Oil, a luxe lip product with "[a] richly concentrated oil blend of cutting-edge actives, botanicals, and skin-rejuvenating vitamins for the delicate lip area."

Despite my compulsion to try any and all new luxurious lip products I somehow missed the boat on this Hourglass gem when it was originally released early on in 2013. I was nervous it would be too oily, and not thick enough to adhere to my lips. I finally caved just after Thanksgiving and I'm thrilled. Much like all of the Hourglass line, every aspect of this balm simply exudes luxury from the beautiful and modern packaging to the gold applicator. What I like best is the consistency: along the lines of an unguent lip gloss this herbal scented remedy goes a long way and is ideal for application before running out the door or as a treatment at bedtime.

At $42 a tube the Hourglass N28 Lip Treatment Oil is indeed a little luxury, but if your temperatures have been anything like ours it might just be a luxury you'll thank yourself for later. And given the sheer quantity of large coats, lumpy sweaters and unflattering headwear we're forced to don during the season of snow this anti-dryness remedy is just a little bit more luxe than your average winter remedy.