Bringing Joy With Hatch.

Wow! We’re winding down on the final days of September and I am in disbelief okay. Time is flying by and this pandemic/covid session has overstayed its’ time. However, I digress. We ought to focus on the better days ahead!

So! I’ve collaborated with HATCHgal, to bring you this beautiful floral summer to fall dress that can be worn to bring joy to mothers to be, during and after pregnancy. How beautiful is that right? As pregnancy goes, the changes comes and sometimes we may not feel our best, but I’m glad to have this beautiful addition to my fall wardrobe!

I normally hate maternity clothes (always have since pre-pregnancy), however this dress has changed my mind. I love how flows it is and how versatile it is as well. I can wear this with a turtle neck underneath or even with a knit sweater over it! I cannot wait until it gets really cold to layer!

Disclaimer/full disclosure: This is a sponsored post, all thoughts in my review are my own. This dress was gifted.

A Few Ways You Can Find Joy Everyday

Listen to your favorite song, while dancing around the house.

Learning to cook new meals (desserts + dinner meals).

Make self-care a part of your routine- consistently + intentionally.

Surround yourself with people who make you feel your best.

Shop at your favorite store + splurge at least once a month (needed).

Get out in nature, outdoors, get some fresh air!

Take photos, make videos, laugh more.

Count your blessing (write it down).

Make room for your dreams, passions, and goals.

Trust me, if you do atleast one of these things per day or week, you’ll be sure to add joy in your life!

Dress Details

The Yumi Dress// Pink Falling Bouquet from HATCHcollection.com

Celebrate Love With Glossier You.

As the world goes crazy over “Valentine’s Day” every year, I usually think back to how that day came about. I’m not going to go over the nitty-gritty of it all, but I’m here to say let’s change the narrative! I mean… that’s how “Galentine’s Day” came about and that’s been the best fake holiday ever since! Instead of gushing over your other half, just celebrate love with your close family and friends, so that no one feels left out!

Today’s post is about the Glossier You, which is glossier’s one and only perfume. It has a nice, light scent that’s not too girly and feminine. This scent was made for people who like their scents to last throughout the day! If you watched previous videos I’ve made about glossier you would have seen the glossier you solid, the small compact perfume in a small case that glossier use to sell. It’s now out of commission. As sad as that is, at least we have the glossier you to still bask in!

The perfect gift set.

The Glossier You come with a special set now that is perfect for every girl on the go. It comes with the Pro Tip (eyeliner that is very precise and easy to use) and the Clear Lip Gloss (Yes I know I have the red pictured here, but you should definitely invest in both if you’re a gloss girl like me!). The cost for the set of 3 is $75 and the Glossier You by itself is $60. Yes it is a bit pricey, but it is worth the buy. And a tip for when you do get yours, use it sparingly! One spray can go a long way.

You can get this set for a loved one, family member, friend, girlfriend, aunt, sister or yourself. Give a little, get a little! Don’t forget to use my link for 10% off your purchase!CLICK HERE.

Thanks for stopping by! XOXO MJ. Remember to celebrate love every single day, not just one day!

Everything Is Fine With Mejuri.

Hello my loves. Happy first day of the week. I hope you are having the most amazing day. If not, hopefully this post will put a smile on your face!

Something to make you smile: “Find beauty in every day. A sunset. A breath of fresh air. A happy memory. A friendly smile. Beauty is everywhere.” Please remember that today, tomorrow and always. Don’t every feel like you are not good enough or beautiful enough. You are enough because you were made just the way you are on purpose and with a purpose!

If you haven’t heard of Mejuri, don’t worry about it. I’ll fill you in! Mejuri is a fine jewelry brand that is perfect if you’re a minimalist and prefer simple necklaces or rings with your everyday look. I don’t usually wear jewelry, (except for my rings) but I am in love with this necklace! It’s perfect.

It goes with just about everything. The necklace I’m wearing is the dot necklace which is not expensive at all! Simple + affordable is a bargain ladies. Very great addition to your everyday style looks.

What do you think? Would you wear this piece or do you like your necklaces to stand out? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for stopping by. XO MJ. Have an amazing week.

Styling My Hermine Hold Accessories.

Happy Sunday my loves! I hope you are having a beautiful start to this joyous week! I am super excited about this collaboration because it took me out of my comfort zone, whereas I got to play around with some hair/fashion accessories! If you know me you know I love to switch up my hairstyles, so being able to add these gems to my shelf is amazing!

I got the option to choose what items I wanted to style, so of course, I went with something aesthetically pleasing and totally me. Let’s start with the packaging. The two items I received came in a green box, which had a little drawstring to pull out the inner box. Everything was neatly packed and it didn’t have those weird odors some boxes have when they first arrive.

For this collaboration, I’ll be styling the Nefertiti Silk Scarf and Suede Knot Headband in Green.

The scarf itself is very soft and can be styled in so many ways, whether as a neck scarf or a head tie/band. For me, I chose to do the neck scarf for this look. I figured out three ways you can wear your scarf, for a different hairstyle there are more ways! The headband was also a soft, gentle-to-touch suede green headband, with the initials HH on the side of it. It fit my head perfectly. 

Full-disclosure, these items were gifted to me by the brand & all thoughts in my review are my own.

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OUTFIT DETAILS: Both items gifted by Hermine Hold

Scarf: Nefertiti Head Scarf ( I used it as a neck scarf)

Headband: Suede Knot Headband

**Extras// Jacket: Zara, Designed by ME | Dress: ASOS

I’m just really excited these are items I can use in summer and fall. I really love this shade of green and playing around in a different overall look! I hope you guys enjoyed and don’t forget to check out their website. There’s a whole lot of other hair accessories that will take your look from zero to hero! Men, you can gift these pieces to your special someone for the holidays!

Thanks for stopping by! XO MJ.

Simplicity is key.

Hello my loves!

Happy Monday! It’s a brand new (work) week! How excited are you to keep grinding, achieving goals and breaking barriers? On a scale of  1-10, I’m at a 10! Each new week, each new day is another opportunity do things differently than the day before.

Today’s style post is a #collaboration with BAGGU, but I wanted to share with you guys some motivation to get through the week first! I’m learning more and more that simple is better. Don’t get me wrong, standing out is awesome, but simple is more comfortable. That goes for both in style and in life.

Here’s 4 tips for keeping it simple:

  • Don’t expect too much. We as humans have a tendency to want things to go the way we plan it every time, but the truth is that’ll never happen. Things will go wrong. As I’ve grown up hearing: expect the best, the worse or nothing at all. The best motto.
  • Don’t makes excuses. Owning up to things allows us to grow and it gives us peace of mind. When we make excuses, it equates to lies. You have to think and think of more ways to convince the person or even yourself of whatever it is you’re trying to prove. That alone takes so much energy! Let that go.
  • Don’t beat yourself up. Give yourself a break. You’re trying your best. We see you. Keep going.
  • Do you. PERIOD.

What is Baggu?

Medium Canvas Circle Purse in Plaid – Photo by Alberto Lima

Baggu, in my opinion, is a brand that embraces simplicity and encourages people that they do not need much to stand out. Majority of their items are lightweight and durable and you can literally take it anywhere you go! I for one honestly love this company because they have such cute bags that are long lasting and I can pair my bag with my outfit and not be ‘matchy matchy’ and go! On days where I don’t feel like being dressed up, baggu bags allows me to be comfortable and still be stylish.

Big Baggu Reusable Bag in Plaid

Benefits of baggu bags:

The Reusable Bags are great for work or school. It allows me to carry my laptop in there and it fits lunch for work, books, clothes and any accessory you need! It’s like a tote! Baggu allows me to be simple and cute. With a white shirt, jeans and some shoes…I can be myself with baggu and have all my essentials with me.

Products mentioned: Medium Canvas Circle Purse in Plaid – $55 USD

Reusable Bag in Plaid $14 USD

Remember that simplicity is key. Be yourself, love yourself.

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own. I was not paid for this post. Baggu sent me these bags to review! #Sponsored

All photos by Alberto Lima.

Thanks for stopping by! xoxo MJ.

Beautify Acrylic Organizer: A must have!

On today’s blog, we’re talking all about acrylic organizers! Special news at the end of the post so stay tuned…

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Being the clean freak I am, it was only right that I have a makeup organizer. I’ve always admired this transparent acrylic makeup organizers because they are so stylish and aesthetically pleasing to me. I’ve had some in the past that I purchased off amazon for cheap, but they were mini-sized compared to the acrylic cube from Beautify! Don’t get me wrong, they did the job, but the cube organizers are way more spacious, and the drawers are taller which makes it better to hold larger makeup favorites like; powders, moisturizers, and foundations (seeing that my previous ones were too small and couldn’t hold them). The drawers can also be used to hold your face masks and other cute goodies and accessories you might want to show off/store.

Pros

  • Neat makeup storage
  • Great quality, seems long lasting
  • It’s acrylic so you’ll see your makeup and find them fast and easy
  • Aesthetically pleasing for your room
  • Convenient and holds larger than usual makeup products
  • Great for organizing and decluttering

Cons

  • May get dirty from your makeup, BUT you can wipe it clean!
  • Takes up a chunk of space on your dresser (nothing I can’t love with)

Here is some of my makeup collection, packed in my large acrylic organizer!

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The organizer pictured here is the large 6 tier clear acrylic cosmetic makeup cube organizer and it’s valued $70 on Amazon! It seems like it’ll be long lasting! That’s a plus because I do not want to replace it anytime soon! It sits so pretty on my dresser, I love watching it! haha.

How do you store your makeup? Do you have one already?

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The neatest dresser in all the land… (SB: I have more stuff added currently so…you know the woes of that haha)

Giveaway CLOSED! 

Want one of your own? Enter to win one free of charge, shipped to your address! U.S Entries ONLY!

To enter:

  1. Follow me on Instagram: @RebelleMJ and @Beautifyworldwide.us | Follow/or subscribe to my blog: keepingupwithMJ.com
  2. Like the post (on Instagram)
  3. Tag friends in the comments (the more you tag, the more entries you’ll receive) (all on Instagram)
  4. Share the post in your stories or feed, and tag both @RebelleMJ and @Beautifyworldwide.us (if you want, not mandatory)
  5. The winner will be announced on my Instagram post-Nov. 11th! Beautify will send out the organizer to the winner right to your door! No tricks, no gimmicks! 🙂

Giveaway date: Nov. 5th-11th….. GOOD LUCK! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by! xoxo MJ.

 

 

Tea time with KROMA!

Hello, my loves!

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Today’s post is all about our smartphones! I have teamed up with Kroma to share with you some of their cases that I’m so in love with currently! If you are as clumsy as I am or you just love to switch up your phone cases…this post will do you well!

…So today’s post is a collaboration with Kroma phone cases. 

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Kroma cases. The TEA you’ve been waiting for…

You ever heard of this brand? If not let me tell you some things.

If you’re a BLOGGER or FASHIONISTA, you know how it is when it comes to showing personality in our style. Kroma cases allow you to make a statement and show off your uniqueness. Another thing that is super important is that these cases aren’t bulky, hard to grip in the palm of your hand and they’re not masculine looking. You know this is a THUMBS UP on my end because I could be a girly girl, haha! I know some of you are like hmmm…sounds good but, ‘babygirl, what are the cons?’. I have literally ONE con for ya. At first, I was a bit confused on how to get them on and off, guess why? Let me tell you why… I didn’t follow the instructions because I thought I knew what to do, *rolls eyes*. Always follow directions people, it can be detrimental to yourself. Other than that, everything I’ve mentioned previously stands strong.

Get into this… I chose…

So if you know me, you know I love flowers, so I had to have a floral case. I chose the blackberry bliss from the floral art collection! I also chose the forget me not blues from the 0073.UV collection, pocahontas from the classic prints collection, and sylphina angel from the ribbons & bows collection.

Fun fact: Kroma cases are BPA free. If you don’t know what that is, you’re not alone. I was lost at first honestly, but BPA is an industrial chemical that can transfer both orally and via the skin. It can lead to heart diseases and infertility. How crazy is that? This made me think about all the times babies played with my phone and tried to put it in their mouth! Nibbling on BPA contaminated phone cases. Glad that this case is BPA free! This is why it is important to do our research.

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Kroma floral design: Blackberry Bliss

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Kroma classic prints collection: Pocahontas

Next two are my personal favorites! It goes well paired with denim + a cute pair of shades. They’re like an everyday case. #OOTD

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Sylphina Angel Case – Perfectly matches your shades + jeans!

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Forget Me Not Blues Case

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Discount time.

If you are interested in getting a Kroma phone case, I have a 15% discount code for ya! I highly recommend purchasing this case if you’re an iPhone user! The benefits are impeccable as mentioned, you can’t go wrong! Thank me later!

Code: <MJ>

Date: Valid now- November 30th 🙂

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GLOU Wine Bar

In case you were wondering about the location, photos were taken at Glou wine bar in Brooklyn! It’s a new spot I discovered that’s very good for relaxing and enjoying some downtime by yourself or with a friend. It’s very cozy and the managers are really friendly. They have some breakfast dishes as well as dinner dishes. Check them out when you get the chase!

Outfit Details

Top: Turtleneck- Uniqlo

Jacket: Zara

Bag: Zara

Dress: Leather Dress- Forever 21

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own. I was not paid for this post. Kroma sent me products to review! #Sponsored

X for stopping by! xoxox, MJ.

burt’s bees is the ‘beesness’!

Y’all saw what I did there right…”Burt’s Bees is the ‘beesness’ as in “business” lol. Corny I know, but it truly is like one of my favorite personal care product lines. It has skincare products, beauty products, and everything else a girl DOES NOT need in her purse. Most importantly it is all NATURAL, no synthetic.
This post I’ll give you guys a peek at my favorites that were personally sent to me by my friend Carlos over at Burt’s Bees!

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Great for everyday use. Just throw em’ in your baggies and go!

The Gloss

 

Honestly, I never knew lip glosses came in this form. I love them.

The Lipsticks that smell delicious

 

N A T U R A L made lipsticks?! Yes, for 400 points! P.S the darkest shade is my favorite : )

The Skincare or ANTI-AGE Remedy

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Gave these to my momma because she wanted something for under her eyes. News came back that she loves it! Great combo and a great gift for her! (save $$$)

The Dynamic TRIO aka the Go To‘s

 

 

Tinted Lip Balm + Facial Cleansing Towelettes + Cleansing Oil w/coconut & argan oil

Honestly speaking I prefer Neutrogena’s wipes to remove my makeup, BUT these do not have to be for taking off makeup. Actually it isn’t (I’ve just been using it for that purpose), however as a “cleansing towelette” it’s very soft, smells great and feels nice on my face!

** I hope you enjoyed and decide to get some Burt’s Bees products. You won’t regret it!

Shoutout to my friend CARLOS from Burt’s Bees for this haul of products. 

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Disclaimer: All opinions are my own. I was not paid for this post. Burts Bees sent me products to review! #Sponsored

Thanks for stopping by!

 

P.s i love Jord Wood Watches.

Hello lovelies!

It’s 2017, new year, new blog reviews! Have you guys heard of JORD wood watches? Well if you have not, I will get you up to date with the latest style accessory that is a necessity. JORD wood watches are handcrafted from natural woods, which is so dope to me. It’s available for both men and women. Each watch can be adjusted to your wrist size and it looks stunning against any skin tone. My watch came from natural walnut wood and it was hand finished and pretreated with tung oils.

This watch was sent to me by the company, in return for an honest review and a surprise at the end for you!

The watch that I chose was the Walnut & Jet Black from the CONWAY series. There are three other watches in this series, but this one stood out to me the most! It is a really nice combination and the details are so intricate.  

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So I decided to give my watch to my boyfriend as one of his gifts for the holiday season. He absolutely loved it and it matches his style so perfectly. I chose the Conway because it I thought that it would match his complement his skin tone so well and I was completely right. (Also, just between us I think his favorite color is black although he says green haha.) It came packaged so nicely in a wooden box that included little trinkets to help upkeep the watch. All that was left for me to do was to add the gift paper! #PerfectionFullSizeRender-3.jpg

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Here’s some of OUR honest thoughts on this watch:
Pros
• It makes a perfect and unique gift for your boyfriend, husband, father, brother etc.
• It can go with any look: suits or casual wear (dress it up or down).
• Very durable and is less likely to fall apart.
• It’s not super flashy, but it gives your outfit a finished and clean look.
• JORD provides an option to get the watch sized to ensure that the strap fits your person’s wrist perfectly. 

Cons
• The buttons to change the time on the sides aren’t very easy to adjust. It’s a bit complex. (It’s best to just read the manual first)
• The buckle is made completely from wood and stainless steel, however when my boyfriend bends his wrists the little buttons would open the clasps and loosen the watch.

GIVEAWAY CONTEST! #woodwatch #jordwatch
So as a bonus for reading, here’s a instant giveaway contest set to end this month. All you have to do is enter with your name and email! All entrants will receive an e-gift code for $25 off a watch of their choice when the contest concludes and one lucky winner will receive a  code for $100 off a watch of their choice!
ENTER HERE —> https://www.woodwatches.com/g/keepingupwithmj

To link to the JORD wood watch men’s shop : https://www.woodwatches.com/shop/men/#keepingupwithmj
To link to the women’s shop : https://www.woodwatches.com/shop/women/#keepingupwithmj
To link to the CONWAY series (my watch): https://www.woodwatches.com/series/conway/walnut-and-jet-black/#keepingupwithmj

Be sure to follow JORD on Instagram : @wordwatches_com Follow me : @rebelleMJ

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by JORD Wood Watches. All thoughts, comments and reaction are my opinion.

scentbird: “moschino pink bouquet”.

Hey guys, have you heard about scentbird? Well today is your lucky day because this post is going to tell you everything you need to know about this product!

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Scentbird sent me this perfume to review, in return for my honest opinion on their product!

Scentbird is a subscription service for perfumes (& colognes), where you get to choose any perfume that you want every month, once a month for just $14.95! Scentbird has all the top designer perfumes that you’ve always wanted to try, so if you were thinking of buying your mom, dad, boyfriend, girlfriend, friend whoever it may be…scentbird is the way to go!

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What perfume did I choose?
Well, I’ve always wanted to try the perfume called “Moschino Pink Bouquet” so that’s what my review will be about! This perfume will bring out the girly side in every female! It has a mixture of scents from fruity raspberry/pineapple to a more floral scent. It’s so refreshing and it will make you want to spray it on all of your clothing items! Honestly you’ll feel like a million bucks wearing this perfume! The amounts of compliments I’ve received are endless!

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Pricing
As mentioned before, the price is really cheap and reasonable. Only $14.95 and right now if you subscribe you get your second perfume FREE! Yes, free! So don’t let this offer slip away guys.

Pro(s):
1. Shipping is really fast!
2. The packaging is really cute & the size fits in all of my bags!
3. Your scent will be known by everyone everywhere!
4. With your subscription you get a new one of your choice every month!

Con(s):
If you’re a “heavy-sprayer” there’s a slim chance that you might finish your bottle before the month is up!

If you’re wanting to try some new fragrances this year, definitely check them out. I highly recommend purchasing your own bottle so you can experience the feeling that I have right now. It seriously doesn’t get better than this. You will be extremely pleased with whatever scent you decide to go with. I hope I’ve tackled all the questions or concerns you may have had about scentbird. You can find their website here!

If you have any questions, feel free to ask under this post!

DISCLAIMER: This is a sponsored post. Everything stated above is my own opinion. SCENTBIRD did not pay me to say any of it, it’s all my own feelings and opinions on this product!