A Nod to a Legend in Heaven’s ‘Little Red Corvette’

My darker emotional makeup tribute to the late and great Prince

By the time this is posted, pretty much the entire world has heard about Prince’s death yesterday. I’m usually not a person who feels completely heartbroken when artists die, but Prince is a different story. He wasn’t my favorite artist of all time (that’s KISS), but he was fundamental to my development as an individual nonetheless, and I wanted to honor him in some small way that I could.

Prince always stayed true to himself, both as an artist and as a human being, throughout his entire career. He showed that musicians could still be commercially successful while staying true to their own roots and style with enough dedication, talent, and heart. He, along with other amazing artists like David Bowie, taught us younger ones that you should always and unapologetically be true to yourself and express yourself in your own style. I admired this so much about him, and he helped me become comfortable in my beautiful (and sometimes very quirky) skin.

Since I lack the musical talent to cover any of his music, I decided to take Prince’s “love symbol” and incorporate it into my own art form. Though it was tedious (especially free-handing the symbol), this was a lot of fun for me to do. Feel free to comment below if you would like to see a tutorial for this tribute!


Rising Like a Phoenix (Still Alive!)

Despite my silence, I haven’t died (yet, at least)

Greetings for the first time since January! I know it’s been a while since I caught up with everyone here, and I definitely don’t feel too great about it. Unfortunately, trying to figure out which direction my life may be taking while trying to maintain my sanity and balance other elements of life became a bit too overwhelming to work on this for a bit. However, my head is getting back into a better place again, so time to get back into the swing of things!

I may have been quiet here, but I’ve definitely still been alive on all of my social media pages, especially Instagram. Instagram is the perfect place to showcase my loves of makeup and fashion, so even if I’m slacking on here, my Instagram (@jessmckeownmua) is a great place to keep up with me. This shouldn’t be the case, though, if everything goes to plan and I can keep up on this better.

During my website hiatus, I’ve been working on pushing my own boundaries (as seen by my crop tops and bikini in the collage above). My whole goal for both myself and anyone else who visits my page is to get outside of the comfort zones we love so much so we love ourselves even more than before.

Get ready for even edgier, happier, and more chic content coming to you here. I’m excited to be back!