This is Jean Ann Van Krevelen's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Jean Ann Van Krevelen's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Jean Ann Van Krevelen
Chicago, IL
I love makeup, fashion, gardening and cooking. Oh, and sometimes I have to kick Fibromyalgia in the ass to do it all.
Interests: gardening, cooking, makeup, clothes, living well with fibromyalgia
Recent Activity
Image
Recently, I went to the airport to pick up my nephew. Because he is young, I had to get a pass to go to the gate to pick him up. That meant three times the amount of walking. I left Candy at home...won't do that again! I made a series... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2013 at Health Adjacent
Image
The past few days have been warm and sunny, here in Chicagoland. But the rain is supposed to start tomorrow and go on for a few days. So, I've decided that now is the perfect time to review a couple... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2013 at Gardener to Farmer
Image
I love me some full-on makeup, but even I tend to go a little lighter in the summer months. Winter is so long here in Illinois, that I want to experience the great out of doors before I start freezing again. This certainly doesn't mean I won't continue to wear... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2013 at Beauty for the Rest of Us
Image
Well, I can't say we didn't ask for it...in our last hastily recorded podcast, Amanda and I issued an invitation to our viewers. We asked you all to record and submit your own Good Enough Gardening episode. Naturally, we had no idea that one of the two of you listening would actually have the gumption to do it. Enter James Alexander-Sinclair. James is the highly entertaining author, designer and sometime video creator (Three Men Went to Mow) who is the genius behind the IntoGardens app. I know we've mentioned it several times on the podcast, as Jean Ann is a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2013 at Good Enough Gardening ™
Image
Before you say it, yes, this is another HauteLook Haul....and yes, I am going to talk about NYX I used the NYX Makeup Artist Palette for this look. The eyes are a combo of the teal, emerald green and gold eyeshadows in the kit. makeup (scroll down for the video).... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2013 at Beauty for the Rest of Us
Image
A couple of months ago, my rheumatologist started me on a new medication for the chronic pain associated with my Fibromyalgia and the joint swelling I've been having with Hurricane Ivan. I can't take traditional anti-inflammatories, so we decided to try Celebrex. This video is a quick review of how... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2013 at Health Adjacent
Image
You know from previous posts that I am someone who loves to use unusual containers for my patio garden. It's not that I don't have plenty of traditional garden pots, I do. But I LOVE to scour the thrift shops... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2013 at Gardener to Farmer
Image
I was looking through my lipstick and discovered that I had a ton of lip glosses and lipsticks that were some incarnation of pink. I have everything from a baby doll pink to a pinky-rose. Since it's spring, I thought it would be a great time to pull 5 or... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2013 at Beauty for the Rest of Us
Image
I have used all kinds of eyeliner... gel, liquid, cake, pencil...you name it. Recently, I purchased a quad of cream eyeliners from Lorac and decided to give them a try. I am so glad that I did! I really I am a sucker for dramatic eyeliner. love the ease of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2013 at Beauty for the Rest of Us
Image
After threats from fans across the country (all two of them), the girls finally recorded another Good Enough Gardening episode. Topics covered include: master gardeners, public speaking, tulips, tattoo conventions, plant jewelry, and the Eisenhower Parkway. Download GEG- The Lost Episode Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2013 at Good Enough Gardening ™
Image
Recently, I went to the doctor because I was abnormally fatigued. The ensuing fiasco made me so angry that I have redoubled my efforts to avoid going to the doctor if at all possible. The sad truth is that many primary care doctors have little understanding of chronic illness and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2013 at Health Adjacent
Image
This haul is a look at Crown Foundation and Brushes, as well as the Lorac Sweet Temptations collection. I mention in the video that Crown Foundation is super affordable and it is currently listed on their website at $15.95. It's a fair price, but not super cheap. I must have... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2013 at Beauty for the Rest of Us
Image
Thisis a nail polish haul, featuring Orly (which is on sale again on Hautelook TOMORROW!) and Julep. I have to say, I was really impressed with Julep...didn't think I would be, but the color stayed on really well. I will be doing a follow up video in the near future... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2013 at Beauty for the Rest of Us
Image
Living with a chronic illness means that there are times in our lives when we will need care (scroll down for my video on the subject). Sometimes we need help with small things, like running an errand, other times it is more complicated, like ensuring we have the right medications.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2013 at Health Adjacent
Image
Getting started with a new vegetable garden is a bit intimidating. There are vegetable garden planners and other tools that you can use to help you get started. But before I talk about those, I want to bring up a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2013 at Gardener to Farmer
Image
I had the best of intentions when I started this video (scroll down). Over the course of recording it, I dropped things, the camera died and I finally lost my mind. If you stay tuned until the last couple of minutes, you'll see where things go south. Anyway, this look... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2013 at Beauty for the Rest of Us
Image
I've finally recorded my first haul video. It's not that I have anything against hauls, it's that I keep forgetting that I need to do them right after I finishing shopping. See, I tend to put everything away right after I purchase it. Then, I can't remember what the heck... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2013 at Beauty for the Rest of Us
Image
As promised, here is my tutorial using the Meet Matte Nude palette by TheBalm. I absolutely adore everything I've tried from TheBalm, and I recommend you keep an eye out for the next time they come up on Hautelook. In this look, I am using: Meet Matte Nude Palette BalmShelter... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2013 at Beauty for the Rest of Us
Image
Recently HauteLook had a sale on TheBalm...and of course, I couldn't resist! I bought a couple of loverly palettes, a tinted moisturizer and a blush. I review the tinted moisturizer (BalmShe lter) on my other Youtube Channel and Blog, Health Adjacent. Also, I will have a tutorial using some of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2013 at Beauty for the Rest of Us
Interesting, I haven't heard of that before...I'll have to check it out!
Toggle Commented Mar 5, 2013 on Lotion for Dry Skin at Health Adjacent
1 reply
A nude lip is a great choice for days when you want to feature a different part of your face. Shifting the focus from your sexy pout to your gorgeous eyes or your chiseled cheekbones is a wonderful way to show off your best feature. When we emphasize all of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2013 at Beauty for the Rest of Us
Listen, I am all for complex makeup configurations that require 50 different products...but sometimes a girl just wants to look good with little effort. In this tutorial, I use one palette and three (well, I sort of cheat and blend two) colors. It's a great look for more mature eyes... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2013 at Beauty for the Rest of Us
This is a review of my favorite new skin care products. I review the Resist Anti-Aging Skin Care line and talk about Paula's Choice products in general. Spoiler: I love them! Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2013 at Beauty for the Rest of Us
I have days when I just don't have it in me to achieve hair perfection. In fact, that would be the majority of my days. And since I wash my hair every other day, my second day default is a pony tail. If you have moderately curly hair, this works... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2013 at Beauty for the Rest of Us
Image
Using a tinted moisturizer with a good sunscreen can be really helpful for those of us living with a chronic illness. Medication can dehydrate our skin and make us more sensitive to the sun's rays. So BalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer gets an A+! at a minimum, we should be using a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2013 at Health Adjacent