Glossier’s Newest Products.

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DSC09163I realized that I share more about Glossier on my Instagram page than here on my blog, so I decided to start from now I’ll be sharing more here! For my new subscribers/followers, thank you for stopping by! I’m a glossier rep, which means I get to have my own page on glossier’s website with my favorite products to share with you all and I get a SMALL commission when you shop using my link. Glossier is a skincare/makeup company that cares about your skin. I mean, their products are made to enhance your natural beauty. When you shop using my link you also get 10% off your purchase! CLICK HERE TO SEE

Disclaimer: Every product I share I make it clear whether I love it or not. I wouldn’t recommend something I hate!

Okay, so on my IGTV, I shared a video using the products pictured and I’ll share that link below if you would like to watch it to see how they look on the skin!

The newest products mentioned are:

    • Future Dew Oil Serum Hybrid- this product is really smooth on the skin and leaves you with a sure glow for the day! It also contains all the good stuff that will keep your faced moisturized in this cold season.
    • Brow Flick- for the brows and it gives you a natural brow look. (Details in the video!)
    • Pro tip- glossier’s first-ever black liquid eyeliner! It goes on really well, very black, very neat…all the things you wish in an eyeliner.
    • Vinylic Lip- a gloss built for gloss lovers. You can layer this baby on top of your fav lipstick or by itself.
    • Color Slide- a colored eyeliner for the go-getter who loves to pop & stand out! I got the pink shade because the pink liner is super cute!
    • Generation G- I got the shade Leo, which is a natural brown for the everyday lip-tint wearing girl (and boy)!

Click below to see the video!

Let’s talk about skincare.

Hey peeps. Welcome back. Yes, double the dose of posts for this week! Amazing? YES! Oh, and there’s a surprise at the end! [I tried to link some products for you guys!]

To be honest, I never really thought of skincare as important because I always had good skin “great skin”, whatever that is right. I am not at all boasting when I say this. I was just fortunate enough not to have crazy break-outs, black marks, pimples, dark marks etc. However, that led me to feel inferior to taking care of my skin. That’s until I started to get older…(aka NOW) and I really try to do the essentials daily, “eat less junk”–chocolate & candy which is my weakness, make sure to watch my hands at all times before touching my face and just watch what I put on my face. Yeah, the essentials.

I’ve recently been asked, “What is your skincare routine?” and I honestly didn’t know what to say exactly. The reason being I use so minimum of products throughout the week, but only weekends I apply “medium-heavy” makeup. This post aims to just get a bit chatty with some products I’m currently loving, sharing my daily essentials, and getting to know a bit about your favorites!

Products I’m currently loving.

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Bioré- Deep Charcoal Cleanser [daily-morning & night] BUY HERE

Glossier’s Soothing Face Mist [Prep the face, hydrates the face] BUY HERE

Glossier’s Milky Jelly Cleanser [clean off that makeup] BUY HERE

Red Earth Beauty- NEW Pink Coconut Clay Mask (BUY HERE)

Glossier’s Priming Moisturizer in RICH (MY FAVORITE, I use this every morning. Whether I wear makeup or not. It works for me!) BUY HERE

I’m loving these products especially because they leave my face feeling so soft and smooth. I highly recommend each! TRY THEM.

Daily Essentials. Light + Easy.

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— Glossier’s Balm Dot Com (PREP YOUR LIPS PEOPLE) Fun fact: I use my balm dot come on my hands when I forget my lotion. It’s such a good filler! I won’t lie to y’all.

— Glossier’s Lip Gloss [FAVORITE + another lipgloss. I like to layer like it’s the 1990s lol. #GlossGirl]

— Glossier’s Cloud Paint(s) HAZE and DAWN are my personal favorites of all time!

–Glossier’s Skin Tint in DEEP | Sidebar I want to try a different shade now that they have a variety of shades (12+). I only got deep because before they were limited to like 4/5 shades and that seemed closest to my complexion. It works, but there’s a better shade for my skin tone.

–Glossier’s Lash Slick [No honestly, one of the best mascara’s hands down. Check out this post to see the photos. I will never stop using it! It gets all your lashes and it looks like falsies, so dope!] BUY HERE

Other favorite products I love (all not pictured)

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— My customized facial oil from The Buff (I absolutely LOVE this product. It includes so much natural oils: jojoba oil, blackberry seed oil, red raspberry seed oil, wild carrot seed oil, broccoli seed oil, vitamin E! Smells soooo good y’all!)

— Red Earth’s NEW: Deep Dive Water Essence 

— Glossier’s Wowder [a light powder to calm down a shiny/oily face]

— Fresh Beauty: Rose Face Mask infused with real rose petals (soooo good and leaves my face feeling soft & smooth)

— Generation Clay face mask {Check out my IG highlights here for the video!}

[sidebar: get yourself a caboodle! It’s super fun and cute. check it out here.]

My SKIN.

Dig Deeper: Here I’m wearing only Glossier’s Skin Tint and I’m glowing. Also wearing cloud paint in dawn, asos mascara, and glossier’s lipgloss. Natural light for the win! You can find all my videos in my Instagram highlights HERE

Products I want to try…

— Glossier’s Exfoliating Solution

— Glossier’s Milky Oil Remover

— Glossier’s Super Glow Serum

— NARS Climax Mascara

— Glow Recipe Watermelon Mask [Must get this ASAP!]

I’m going to be doing another post later this month of my favorite lipsticks, lip glosses etc. so stay tuned!

I hope you enjoyed this. What are some of your favorite skincare products? Tell me in the comments!

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Follow me on Instagram for all the fun! I won’t bite, promise! @RebelleMJ

Thanks for stopping by! xoxo MJ.

Mixing Prints + Adulting.

Happy Tuesday Loves!

Cheers to my 100th Blog Post!

Can you believe that January is almost over? I mean, we are 29 days in and your girl is still shocked! I can only hope that you guys have had a wonderful + positive year so far and if you haven’t…make that change ASAP, a new month is approaching. Today’s post is about mixing prints…something I accomplished by just throwing things together! Before I get into that, let’s get a little chatty about the art of adulting, then I’ll talk about my mix print outfit.

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Channeling my inner queen.

Let’s chat… Adulting 101

So as a young adult (a person in their mid-twenties) there are many things that I face in the eyes of family, friends, and co-workers. Let’s be honest, the pressures of life hit you hard after a certain age, but that doesn’t mean you throw in the towel and give up! I’m learning through different situations on a constant basis that 1. Only I can control my life, that includes my actions as well and 2. Life is more than a glass of lemonade! These two things take time to master and definitely practice on a regular basis. Let’s dig a little deeper. When it comes to having control over our lives, of course, people will have opinions and that’s fine. However, YOU ALWAYS HAVE THE FINAL SAY. This applies to all ages across the border. I’ve compiled a few tips for taking control of your life.

STEP 1. Take ownership of your life.

Life is more than a glass of lemonade!

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— Simple. What I mean is to take responsibility for everything that happens to you. Make changes where necessary, stop playing the blame game. At the end of the day, the only person staring back at you in the mirror is you. Don’t settle for a glass of lemonade…make grapefruit juice, watermelon juice, orange juice, or even CELERY JUICE! You always have options. Remember that!

STEP 2. It’s okay to let things slide.

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— People will ALWAYS try to test you…I mean whether it’s because of the way you look, your age, or simply because they are intimidated by you. How you respond to them is the real test. People will push you until you break, don’t allow yourself to stoop that low. Everyone that takes the high road always WIN, trust me. It may take a shot at your pride, but in the end, God will deal with it all and make you a winner. (This is me speaking from experience currently)

STEP 3. Create and build healthy-longlasting relationships/friendships.

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— As you grow older your eyes get clearer and you see better, (in retrospect obviously, because everyone knows your sight gets worse as you get older hahaha). In terms of knowing who is for you and who is just pulling on the hem of your garment…TRUST you will know. Let them go. You definitely won’t have time for them + you’re only channeling positive energy at this point in your life! Recognize your worth. Understand this…

People will come and go, but appreciate the ones who choose to stay.

Mixing Prints- THE FIT.

LISTEN! Every girl has some type of black & white in their closet. Whether it’s polka dots, stripes, mixed patterns, zigzags, florals, plaid…the list goes on! I decided that I wanted to do a creative look, so I popped out this jumpsuit from my grad shoot last year (See Grad Shoot Diary Here), and at the last minute, this polka dot puffed sleeve top! It’s so weird because I had no clue how it would look on me, but as soon as I put the whole outfit on…I fell in love with it! There’s no shame in

1. Recycling pieces &

2. Mix & Matching prints!

After all you paid for it + it’s you being creative! This year I’m doing it all! How’d I do? 

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when she is a work of art. 

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All Photos By Cassy G.

++ Outfit Deets: 

Jumpsuit & Polka Dot Top- ASOS, Shoes- Steve Madden, Bag- ZARA. 

Cheers to being #extraall2019. 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.

 

 

Glossier’s lash slick!

I hope you are having a FAN-TAB-ULOUS week! Guess what? Cheers to the loooong weekend! I know I have been MIA with new blog posts, but it’s graduation season, so life has been super hectic.

Today’s blog post is dedicated to the new and FIRST mascara from glossier. I mean…it was about time! I have been doing glossier tips and recommendation videos all month on my INSTA-stories trying to get everyone in on how dope glossier actually is through LIVE content. However, if you missed anything…you can click HERE and check out my past stories to catch up!

Now let’s get into the main course.

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GLOSSY GANG, GLOSSY GANG. Let me re-introduce to my new readers who are clueless about GLOSSIER what it actually is. Glossier is a company that centers around Y(OUR) skin. They have beauty, makeup, and skincare products…along with fragrances! If you’re looking for makeup that’s really lightweight, try glossier. Like I stressed in my insta-stories, glossier makeup products were made to enhance our natural skin because they want us to love the skin we are in. That alone should have gotten you interested!

REVIEW TIME…

Let me tell you an honest review about the new LASH SLICK! Fun fact: Many people cannot say lash slick 5x…including myself hahaha! 

Here’s a funny video applying lash slick…The struggle is real putting on mascara on camera! I also applied Glossier’s LIDSTAR, but I’ll save that video for another day hahaha!

PROS:

—It made my lashes appear to be longer. I’m always looking for a mascara that enhances and lengthens my lashes, so this was a plus for me!

—It is an everyday mascara.

—The wand honeeeyyy! It was made specifically to endure ALL types of stubborn lashes! Hahaha. No seriously…check out glossier’s story behind how they chose the wand.

—BONUS: Best part is that it has an easy to remove formula that all girls loveeeee and want. Coming home after a long day and being able to get your mascara off easily? Please swing that mascara my way!

—It’s only $16 bucks!

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CONS

—It requires two coats for serious “LOOK AT ME” vibes. It’s almost a ‘barely there’ type of mascara with one coat!

—It feels super light like nothing is in there, but that’s minor.

—I may need to buy another soon because I use it so often! Hahaha.

Try it out.

Give it a go.

Test it for yourself.

I’m just giving you guys my honest opinion on it.

Hope it helped!

TRY IT! HERE’S 10% OFF & FREE SHIPPING $30 & OVER-> GLOSSIER PLEASE!

Thanks for stopping by! xoxox MJ.

makeup look with Glossier.

Hey loves,

Hope everyone is having a beautiful Sunday! This post is a little different today. If you been rocking with me you will know that I wrote a post called glow with glossier and I gave you guys my 5 favorite products, but I decided to try to do a full face of just using my glossier products + a few other favorites.

I am not a makeup artist, but every now and then I like to practice the little skills I have obtained over time.

So let’s get into the products I used from glossier.

  • priming moisturizer (bomb product for the skin! I actually use it daily to keep my face moisturized after I get out the shower)
  • the perfecting skin tint (very lightweight, but it saved me on some days where my face looked crazy)
  • boy brow (ultimate fav!)
  • cloud paint (another fav! I like it better than my blush from mac)
  • haloscope in topaz (highlighter/glow yo face up!)
  • Items not pictured: Pink lipstick from mac, an eyeliner from wet & wild, and my Mario Badescu facial spray! 

If you do not have these essentials, you can purchase them here and here!

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T H E  F I N A L  L O O K 👄 . . .

 

 

 

 

Do you want to try GLOSSIER? 🦋🦋🦋

No worries, I got you covered. To obtain 20% off your first purchase follow these steps:

 

 

 

  1. Click my link here and it should look like this (above picture) when you do.
  2. Scroll down to see my favorites and choose one that you’d love to try and add it to your cart. | SIDEBAR: You must choose one of my favorites.
  3. Pick any other item of your choice.
  4. Make sure you spend $30 so you get the FREE SHIPPING or (purchase one of my favorites + your favorites) and get 10% off! 
  5. You’re a GLOSSIER GAL/GUY!

Here are some of my other favorites you should try:

  • Balm Dotcom (coconut, mint and birthday) SB: I use this on my boyfriend and he loves it!
  • Glossier you perfume (it smells soooo good!)
  • Haloscope in Quartz
  • Milky jelly cleanser

Live your best life + take care of your skin loves. xoxo, MJ. 

glow with glossier.

Hey loves, Today’s post is all about G L O S S I E R !

Skincare + makeup = glossier !
I’ve been crushing on glossier for a while now and I’m super stoked to share with you some of my favorites as of right now! There are so many skincare/makeup companies out there, but being quite honest glossier is in my top 5 favorites. I’m an authentic person so if I don’t like something I would say it or I won’t even bother to promote it. At the end of my post is a surprise for you…stay tuned! 

SO…with that being said let’s get this party started, shall we? Right now I’m loving 5 products from glossier.

To be honest, I am no makeup artist plus I have 1,000+ things to still learn about getting the perfect “beat” face and I have fairly clear/smooth skin (until I eat loads of chocolate that is) so these products work for me.IMG_38991. Let’s start with the Milk Jelly Cleanser.
If you looking for a daily face wash that’ll have your face feeling smooth like a baby’s bottom, this is for you baby! One of my morning go-to’s.

2. Next on the list is the HALOSCOPE in Topaz. FullSizeRender-1
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3. Then, there’s the Boy Brow. HONEY, LET ME PUT YOU ON…
This one right here got my brows in tact. I cannot fill in my brows to save my life, but this is an easy alternative. It’ like putting on mascara on your eyebrows…literally.IMG_39004. Lastly, we have the foundation for the on-the-go girls (& guys), Perfecting Skin Tint.
This is not a heavy, cover every single blemish, make you look caked up type of foundation. It’s a tint, a little something-something to keep your face intact. I use this daily because I’m always late for work trying to put on my foundation. This skin tint gives me a little coverage and makes my face look super NATURAL. Isn’t that the main goal?

Oh, how can I forgot my Cloud Paint? #5IMG_3906 This one I like it because I could just apply a little to my cheeks and I get that little bit of blush on the go! You don’t even need a lot. I love it also because it’s good to take with you in your little travel pouches (and I have a bunch!).

Did I mention it GLOSSIER launched in the UK?!

I know many of my blog followers are from the UK, so this is awesome that you guys can now have it available. If you decide to try any of these products I shared, be sure to use my link for 10% + free shipping on ALL purchases $30 & over on your first order! SURPRISE! CLICK HERE

girl gang.

So cliché to even have bought this t-shirt, but honestly it means so much more.
There’s so much girls out there that are not believing in themselves, not loving what they see when they look in the mirror, girls who are just being put down by all the guys who cannot see their worth.
This t-shirt represents those girls.
I bought it because girls matter. ALL GIRLS.

Every girl in every shade in the rainbow.
It’s so sad to see that women are still being degraded and mistreated and devalued and underestimated!
I say that every girl is beautiful and should know it. Always.
re-affirm yourselves by saying:
“I am beautiful.
I am strong.
I am intelligent.
I am worth it.
I am perfect.
I am fearless.
I am smart.
I am wise.
I am important.
I am powerful.
I am amazing.
I am enough.”
Do not ever let anyone ever tell you different.

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Go be badass.
Photographer: Alberto Lima.

 

beauty in art.

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of art? (I’ll give you like 5 seconds to think about it)
TIMES UP!
For me, art is in everything around us. I don’t think anyone can really be the judge of what you in yourself consider to be art. I say this because art is a form of expression. It’s literally your own perspective. Art is beauty and beauty is art.

Anyways, let me get right into it. I had the opportunity to visit a solo exhibition of Rush Artist in Residence by Pamela Council called “Tenderheaded”. Just the title alone had me in deep thought and sparked some type of interest in me. What she describes this as is this, “To be a tender headed girl means having such a sensitivity to the experience of having one’s hair done, especially in protective styles, as to be stigmatized for it. Tenderheaded girls are the ones for whom the pain of beauty can be overwhelming.”

To be quite honest, every black girl can relate to this seeing that we had to go through the pain of getting our hair combed, detangled, washed, flat ironed, braided etc. as a child and always getting the “beauty is pain” speech from our moms! Oh the joy right? Wrong. Having all the feels right now because thinking back just brings back so much memories of having hairstyles done that was just not who I am now lol.

Back to the artist…

I met Pamela and she seemed so cool and down to earth at the exhibition. “Free-spirited” I’d call her. Through her sculptures (and all her works) each one carried its own cultural history and you could see that she put her heart and soul into it.Processed with VSCO with a6 presetThe work..

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This guy is super talented. You see that “backdrop” behind him…yeah it’s actually his art piece. On that art piece is pictures of other artists. In person it is so much more beautiful and detailed! Here’s another picture of it.Processed with VSCO with a6 presetLong story short, he is amazingly talented and I encourage you guys to check out his work. Click here for more info! 

More pieces..

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You have to look closely, but he’s featured on the wall with his wife. (About to pics to the left) | I had a conversation with this welcoming artist who was giving me some insight as to his journey as an artist. He let me know that he has had a lot of successes and although he took some breaks along the way he would not want to do anything else. Art is his passion and even though I just met him I could honestly tell he loves it a lot. I asked him how he survived as a full-time artist and he explained that when you love something you just make it work for you! You are in control. How perfect is that answer!
To check out his work, click here.

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!