Wedding Day Getting Ready + My Bridesmaids.

Hey stars! I hope you been shinning bright throughout the week so far. Happy Tuesday! Last week I decided to start a new wedding series via instagram where I’ll share my wedding tips and/or what I’m learning as a wife + newlywed. I’ll also be writing up a post here on the blog as well!

PS: If you missed last week’s juice, click here to watch my wedding dress vlog + my SAY YES TO THE DRESS moment! Get your tissues ready!

Today’s JUICE is all about getting ready for the big day!

Tip #2: Have fun, breathe & smile for the camera!

No lie guys, the days leading up to my wedding day I was super excited. I didn’t have that much anxiety…UNTIL the night before and the morning of. It wasn’t because I was going to be a runaway bride or anything, but I felt nervous. All the questions rushed through my head, would everything go smoothly? Will I look the way I imagined? Did I forget anything? Would our dance routine look like we practiced? Would I pee myself when everyone is staring at me walk down the aisle? BANANAS! I woke up super early and I was chatty patty with one of my bridesmaids (another reason why you need to pick your bridesmaids wisely). She calmed me all the way down and made me feel like myself again.

After that, the “Getting Ready” process went as smooth as can be! I was worry free and we all got dolled up with some good music, food and great vibes. Doing my makeup (and the bridesmaids makeup) was Danielle Henry, a talented MUA and a long time friend & her assistant. She stayed our faces, especially mine! I also gave my bridemaids a box of goodies, and of course if you know me, you know I’m soft on the inside so I also included a handwritten note inside. They were shocked and teary-eyed as they read my notes. Best. Moment. Ever. I knew I wanted my bridesmaids to all have a robe for our photos, so I also included that within their box!

STORY TIME: So I ordered all our robes the same time. Of course my robe was supposed to be white because I’m the bride, however my robe got taken to the venue by accident (husbae’s fault lol). Thankfully I had an extra robe, so I improvised instead of staying upset that I didn’t have it. It worked out, thank God. Fun fact: I found my robe after I came back from my honeymoon haha. Brides, please double check your bag before leaving for the hotel. You may not be so lucky like ME! Now let’s see these photos right?

9.19.19 Getting Ready (Bride + Bridesmaids)

All Photography by George Street Photo Co.

Special thank you to my #bridequeens for making sure I had everything and that everything went smoothly. I truly love these ladies! It sure does take a village to get ready for a wedding!

Let me re-introduce to my ladies:

I hope you guys are enjoying my wedding content. Forgive me for taking so long to show all the photos, but it’s A LOT to choose from to share! I can’t wait to share the reception content, wedding video and maybe a snippet of me walking down the aisle! All to come in the future wedding posts. Thanks for reading. See you on the next post! Don’t forget to subscribe to keep up with me! XO MJ.

 

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!

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!

Processed with VSCO with c1 preset— As previously stated in my last post about glossier, I use it in my daily routine as an on-the-go type of makeup with natural results. Sometimes I’m wearing it and people barely recognize that I have makeup on.

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
IMG_3898I’m still on the search for that perfect highlighter, but this one gives me that natural glow I’m looking for. I’m still learning how to use it right after I put on foundation, BUT I figure it works better without any.

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

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!