Jolie Bloom Review

I am always on a hunt for awesome skincare products.  I mean who doesn't want flawless skin?  After all my skin is my money maker in my industry.  As a makeup artist we always preach that a great makeup application starts with the care of your skin. So  let me introduce you to Jolie Bloom.  All of their products are handmade with  natural ingredients.  I'm such a sucker for natural skin care products.  There is something comforting in using products that have ingredients you can pronounce.

They recently had their 2 year anniversary sale and this was the perfect time for me to give them a shot.  Not to mention I had the opportunity to do the owner Jheanells' makeup for her rebranding website.  If you follow her snapchat she always posts behind the scenes videos of her whipping up the products right here in Orlando to fulfill orders.  Also you will see her husband placing labels and packing orders to ship with the assistance of their 3 year old son! I love knowing that when I make a purchase that I am directly supporting a family who makes each product with love!

Now on to the products! The 2 products I picked up was the Wake up Scrub for exfoliation and their Summer Time Shine essential oil body lotion.  I was a little bit concerned that the coffee smell would be too overbearing for me but it wasn't at all.  After you use this product your skin feels amazingly smooth!  You don't even need a moisturizer!  Also, typically I don't like to use oils on my skin but if you do your research oils are very beneficial to your skin. The Summer Time Shine is a good balance of lotion and oil.  I particularly use this as a moisturizer for my face and you really don't need a lot because a little bit goes a long way.  Literally my skin drinks this stuff up.  Also sometimes when I pour a too much out I just rub the rest all over my body.

Also something special to know ahout this company is that Jheanell started this company 2 years ago in memory of her daughter.  I think it is amazing that she was able to turn something very deastating into something positive.  She has an amazing story and I'm sure there are many women that can relate.

These products are amazing and if you are interested definitely check out the website for more at and instagram @JolieBloom





***Products were purchased with my own money and opinions are all my own

The Makeup Show Orlando 2016


After a year hiatus The Makeup Show Orlando is back again at the Hyatt Regency Orlando 981 International Dr!  For a quick refresher on my experience from last year click here. So many new products launching at this show and so many deals you'll want to know about upfront.  Check out some of the discounts:

Scott Barnes Beauty: New Multi-Media Foundation will be for sale along with his other products 30% off!

Ricky's NYC: offering 25% off retail value

Dermaflage: Launching fastFX- the fastest and easiest way to create dimensional injuries  Emmy award winner Melissa Street will be doing tutorials and they are offering 40% off at the show.  I'm actually really intrigued by this brand because they are used by makeup artists and medical professionals.

Gleam by Melanie Mills: offering a show discount of 25% off.  I mean hello, who doesn't want to get their glow on?

Eve Pearl Beauty Brands: offering a show discount of 50% off

Norcosto Pro MUA: Offering buy one get one half-price on makeup palettes

Frends Beauty Supply: Featuring Stilazzi products and Frends makeup cases as well as Ben Nye, Viseart and more.  Discounts will be offered at levels higher than normal pro discounts.  Word on the street is they increased their booth size to bring more goodies!

The Lip Bar: Everything 2 for $30 featuring lipsticks and glosses.  I remember these ladies on Shark Tank!  Glad to see they are still pushing despite not getting the deal!

AJ Crimson:  Offering 30% off.  I am actually working his booth (C10) so make sure you stop by to say hello and to grab some of his amazing foundations and lipsticks!


Also something different they are doing this year is an exclusive Makeup Tour at Universal Studios. This is taking place on February 1.  Guest will join celebrity makeup artist James Vincent and Universal Studios' Michael Burnett for an exclusive tour of the park with some of the hottest makeup pros.   This includes full access to all of the rides and attractions at Universal Studios.  There are two options for purchase, 9am-7pm for $125 of half day ticket from 2pm-7pm for $78.  Guests can reserve their ticket with the purchase of The Makeup Show Orlando ticket or by emailing

So lots of new and exciting things this year!

For a complete list of the brands and schedule of events be sure to check out and also don't forget to purchase your ticket!

My Nail Journey

Anyone who knows me knows that I bite my nails.  I have bitten them for as long as I remember.  I do have anxiety and I find that I really really bite my nails during high stress times or situations where I feel very anxious.  To be honest its something that has been quite embarrassing.  I always hate when people are always telling me to stop biting my nails.  Its a bad habit, I know!  But lets be you really think I wans to be biting my nails????  Also as a makeup artist it is not very appealing to show up to a clients home with chewed up nails.  This year one of my goals was to stop biting my nails.  Don't get it twisted,  I have tried sooooooo many times to stop biting my nails and have failed.  But right now I'm proud to say so far its been about 1 1/2 month since I've bitten my nails!

How I was able to stop was I got acrylics for 2 weeks and then I took them off.  Then I went and got the gel nail polish and so far I've been able to stop biting them.  Its definitely a daily struggle but I know I can keep it up.  And now that this is on my blog its my way of holding myself accountable! So to my fellow former nail biters, what are some tips that helped you to resist the urge and stop biting your nails?