Top Five Makeup Products 2021

top five makeup products for summer 2021
top five makeup products for summer 2021

Summer is officially here and putting on makeup can feel like such a hassle with the heat, humidity, you name it! Even with all that, I like to get dolled up but in order to do so, I cannot go without my top five makeup products to help my makeup last through the muggy summer days. Not only will I share those makeup products below, but I’ll tell you why I love them and how they help my looks last! I’ve included links to each of my top five makeup products mentioned below for you to shop!

1. EltaMD Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen

EltaMD Broad-Spectrum sunscreen

Those who have been here for a while know that I will preach about sunscreen forever and ever! This is probably the most important cosmetic/skin product to have, mainly for protection purposes. My favorite by far for summertime is the EltaMD Broad-Spectrum facial sunscreen. I mentioned it in my sunscreen review blog, which you can read here! EltaMD has been recommended to me by so many estheticians and is amazing for just about all skin types. I truly recommend wearing this one for the summer season under your makeup to protect your skin from those harmful UV rays! 

2. Maneater by Tarte

Maneater by Tarte mascara

I have tried so many – and I mean SO many – mascaras that were recommended to me over the past few years. Maneater by Tarte takes the cake at the end of the day! My girls use it, my assistants, and I recommend it to every customer of mine needing a solid mascara to finish their gorgeous makeup looks! This one is such a popular mascara and is perfect for length and volume. It’s also offered in water-proof so if you’re in search of a great, long lasting mascara, I highly recommend Maneater! 

3. Boy Brow + Brow Flick Duo by Glossier

Glossier Boy Brow + Brow Flick Duo

I think eyebrows are one of the most important features of a person’s face and can affect how your overall makeup looks! They can be bold and defined, or soft and subtle; either way you choose to do your brows, this duo by Glossier will rock! The Brow Flick has a fine tip that makes it perfect for filling in any sparse areas in your brows that need just a minor touch up. The Boy Brow is great for those with lighter brows that need just a temporary tint to help define them just a bit more! I recommend getting the color that best matches the description of your hair color or going a shade darker if you want to be bold!

4. Buxom Lip Gloss

Buxom lip glosses and creams are seriously some of the coolest I’ve come across! They leave my lips feeling tingly and plump, but not by too much. Another great thing about Buxom is they won’t leave your lips feeling chapped or super dry, compared to a lot of other lip glosses in the makeup industry. You can find them online or in-store at just about any makeup/cosmetic counter and one of the fun parts of shopping their colors is looking through the names. If you’re lucky, you might just find a shade that matches your name! Personally, I love the shade Pink Lady and they are such lasting glosses. You can wear them alone or over another shade of lipstick/lip stain for more fun!

5. Urban Decay Setting Spray

Urban Decay Deslick setting spray

In the summer, the heat can easily melt our makeup or cause it to slip & slide more than we want it to. My secret to this is using Urban Decay Deslick setting spray before applying my makeup! I swear by this setting spray and recommend it to all my customers who are struggling to make their makeup last/stay in place! If you tend to have oily or combination skin, I recommend using the Urban Decay De-Slick setting spray (pictured above). If your skin is more on the normal-dry side, I recommend using the Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray. Both are seriously huge game changers for makeup application and I strongly suggest giving it plenty of time to dry before applying your foundations/makeup!

I hope these tips help you out this summer in perfecting your makeup and helping it last long! Remember to wear that sunscreen and protect your skin above all else! For more tips and tricks, you can check out my blogs here and for any skin care guidance, be sure to read my blog here!

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father's Day Gift Guide 2021

Can you believe it’s June?! Father’s Day 2021 is right around the corner – have you found the perfect gift to give yet? The month of May flew by and hopefully my Mother’s Day gift guide was helpful in finding the perfect gift to show love towards the amazing moms out there! Here we are now, with a brand new Father’s Day 2021 gift guide containing all the goodness you need! Whether you’re shopping for your husband, father, grandfather, brother, or another important dad in your life, I’ve got you covered with this guide below!

Father's Day Gift Guide 2021

Clothing & Shoes

ZerøGrand Wingtip Shoes: Talk about the perfect pair of dude-shoes! These shoes are great quality and they come in a few different colors. Known for their comfort, if your guy is on the sporty yet stylish side, he will LOVE these!

Nike Fleece Drawstring Shorts: I love how soft and comfy these shorts are. Not only that, but they’re amazing quality at a great price from Nordstrom right now! This would be a great Father’s Day gift for just about any man to help them not only feel special this day but comfy too.

Birkenstock Sandals: If you’ve been keeping up with trends, you know these are SO in style right now. Summer has finally arrived and if the men in your life are still in need of some high quality sandals, these are it!

Chubbies Shorts: Good quality swim trunks can be hard to come by for men but these babies have got to be some of the best I’ve found by far! Chubbies shorts have so many designs, different lengths to choose from (4″, 5″, & 7″). They’ve also come out with a line of trunks that are lined inside, for a more secure, comfortable fit!

Personal Care

GROOMING KIT: Is the man you’re celebrating this Father’s Day in need of a trim? This is probably one of my favorite Amazon finds  I’ve made and it’s truly a must have! The Philips Norelco grooming set includes 23 interchangeable pieces that allows for trimming of the beard, head, body, and face.

Atlas Hair Care: Not only do my boys love Atlas products but so does my husband! The pomade has got to be one of their best products and they smell INCREDIBLE. 

SpaLife Bath & Body Kit: I showed you the grooming kit for Father’s Day now let me introduce you to this awesome self-care kit for him! 

Tools & Outdoors

Badass Hammocks: If the special man in your life loves the outdoors as much as mine, he’ll love these hammocks. Durable, lightweight, and easy to use, these are perfect for the man that loves to camp or go relaxing outside!

Survival Kit: There’s an incredible sale going on right now for this kit by EILIKS so when I say to go grab this for Father’s Day, I mean run! Don’t walk! This kit includes a knife, paracord bracelets, emergency blanket, flint stone, and more!

Angry Beaver Canvas Apron: Any craftsman out there? This one is for them! This apron is so loved by carpenters because of it’s flexibility while working and it’s durability has such high ratings! From crafting in the garage to wood working at the shop – this one has got you covered! 

Simple Modern Mugs: If you’ve been following along, you know how much I love this company! Simple Modern creates some of the BEST tumblers, mugs, and so much more. If you’ve got a camper, get him this mug as a Father’s Day gift and thank me later!

Jank BBQ Sauce: Have you heard of Jank? No? Well let me just say this stuff is liquid gold! This one is for all the grillmasters out there and trust me, you’re going to want to give this as a Father’s Day gift for some dang good BBQ this summer!

Fitness, Fun & Technology

Apple Airpods: Music lovers, gym junkies, and just about anyone needs to get these airpods. I don’t know how we went without bluetooth headphones for so long because they are genius! They’re perfect for the man in your life that loves to workout or is simply on the go always with music to fuel their day!

Hypervolt Bluetooth Gun: Sore muscles don’t have anything on this bad boy. The Hypervolt has 3 settings, a battery that lasts up to 3 hours, and is incredibly quiet. After a hard workout or just a long day, this is exactly the gift he needs to unwind those muscles and relax! 

Jumbo Jenga: This gift is for the family man! Almost everyone knows what Jenga is, but have you tried the Jumbo version? This would be SO fun to play with family or friends this Father’s Day either indoor or outdoor at a BBQ!

Blackcard Playing Cards: Playing cards is always a good idea, whether it’s Black Jack, Solitaire, or a good ol’ game of Poker. These have got to be some of the coolest cards I’ve ever come across and would be such a sleek Father’s Day gift!

I hope this Father’s Day 2021 gift guide helped you find some incredible gifts to show your love and appreciation for the amazing male figures in your life! Whether you plan to throw a summer Father’s Day BBQ or relax at home with those close to you, make it amazing and Happy Father’s Day to all the incredible dads out there! Be sure to check out my other blogs here on my site for more tips and ideas on business, my story, and more!

Graduation Gift Guide Pt. 1

Graduation Gift Guide

The time has come for the class of 2021 to move on to bigger and better things. The question is, have you figured out what graduation gift your soon-to-be-graduate needs? For some, graduation is routine and not their first rendezvous but for others, this is all new! It can be a nerve wracking transition for a lot of people but luckily I’ve got you covered in the graduation gift department! Below is my Graduation Gift Guide which includes so many must-haves especially for those headed into the next chapter of their lives. I’ve got you covered from college needs to what’s trending for those teens – check it out below! 

Graduation Gift Guide

Sunscreen Review Part. 1

Sunscreen Review cover photo
Sunscreen Review cover photo

Sunscreen is one of the number one things you should be packing for on the go daily! Of course getting some of that summer sun is nice, but not all the sun’s rays are safe for us. I’ve had lots of questions asked about which sunscreen to use under makeup, which to use daily, and which one I like overall. I tested each sunscreen below for a week and here’s my conclusion in comparison to their description!

Cocokind Daily SPF

Cocokind Sunscreen

Price: $24.99

Rating: 1.5/5

Skin Type: Great for dry skin!

Site Description: “Cocokind’s Daily lightweight, mineral-based SPF 32 uses reef-safe zinc oxide, blue phytoplankton and microalgae to protect skin against UVA and UVB rays, blue light and pollution damage.”

My Review: After testing it for a week, I found this sunscreen isn’t sweat-proof or water-proof so I would not recommend wearing this one if you plan to be active or are going through menopause, but it does a good job as a daily SPF under your makeup. It does not smell the greatest so that was definitely undesired. It does go on pretty white and is a much thinner consistency however it takes a lot of rubbing in before it absorbs into your skin. Overall, this one gets a 1.5/5 from me!

Coola Mineral Sun Silk Crème

Coola Sunscreen

Price: $42.00

Rating: 1/5

Skin Type: Better for Dry Skin

Site Description: “COOLA’s Full Spectrum 360° Mineral Sun Silk Crème SPF 30 is an oil-free, airy-light formula that gently glides on to form a transparent veil to protect against the sun, digital and environmental pollution.”

My Review: I was super excited for this sunscreen because I love that it comes in a recyclable glass bottle and I love their self tanner as well! Unfortunately, it turned out to be one of my least favorite sunscreens. It is vegan and cruelty free and goes on like water but after applying it, the COOLA soon felt gritty. After rubbing the mineral sunscreen in and giving it plenty of time to absorb, it still left white streaks on my skin which is something I try to avoid with daily SPF. The consistency was pretty watery but it does thicken as you rub it in. It isn’t water-proof or sweat-proof either so it isn’t made for a day swimming or being active!

Biossance Sheer Mineral Sunscreen

Biossance SPF

Price: $42.00

Rating: 3/5

Skin Type: Normal to Dry skin

Site Description: “Powerfully invisible broad-spectrum, non-toxic SPF 30 zinc mineral sunscreen protects even the most sensitive skin like you’ve never seen—now also in jumbo size, 2x the size with a better value. This lightweight, deeply hydrating clean sunscreen lotion blends in for all skin tones fast without leaving a trace. It calms and cools sun-stressed skin and leaves absolutely everyone with a soft, dewy finish.”

My Review: This sunscreen truly has a lightweight finish on the skin. It is not too thick or thin of a consistency and a little bit goes a long way for sure with this one. I honestly did not love it, but I did not hate it either which is why I give it a middle rating. It smells like your typical everyday sunscreen and wears well under makeup for daily use! I did really like this one, but when I went to Texas I found it is not a great sunscreen to wear under makeup in humid weather. That being said, it would do better for normal/dry skin in that insta

EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF

Elta MD SPF

Price: $37.00

Rating: 4/5

Skin Type: Acne-prone, Rosacea, & Hyperpigmented skin

Site Description: “Oil-free EltaMD UV Clear helps calm and protect sensitive skin types prone to discoloration and breakouts associated to acne and rosacea. It contains niacinamide (vitamin B3), hyaluronic acid and lactic acid, ingredients that promote the appearance of healthy-looking skin. Very lightweight and silky, it may be worn with makeup or alone. Choose from tinted and untinted formulas for use every day.”

My Review: EltaMD is definitely a thicker consistency than the others. This sunscreen starts out thick however it does absorb in well compared to the others I tested. This one does smell a little bit like horse sweat – maybe a lot a bit –  but it has been recommended to me so many times by both customers and estheticians! I would recommend this for either dry or oily skin as it’s sheer and truly lightweight but really anyone struggling with skin issues needs this one as it’s professional grade sunscreen.

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Price: $44.00

Rating: 4.5/5

Skin Type: Normal to Oily

Site Description: “This oil-free, broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen delivers high sun protection in a mattifying, antioxidant-rich base that’s perfect for oily and acne-prone skin types. Micro-sponge technology absorbs surface oils and gives skin a flawless, shine-free finish. It doubles as a protective primer to create a healthy glow before makeup application.”

My Review: If you know me, you know IMAGE is my absolute favorite! It smells great, kind of like fruit loops, and even men love this one. It leaves a great matte finish and doesn’t go on leaving you slimy or oily. If you’re on the really dry skin side, this one wouldn’t be the best option as it is mattifying. This sunscreen blends in quickly and does not leave me feeling greasy whatsoever. It has a great lightweight finish which is a must for daily wear under makeup! I have heard that the company changed their formulas as a whole and I’m a little nervous to give it a full 5 star rating due to this but I do recommend this sunscreen over any other!

So there you have it! My favorite suncreen tested out of these 5 was definitely the IMAGE Protection + but for sure check the ingredients for any allergies you may have before purchasing! Remember that it is SO important to wear sunscreen daily and give your skin that tender loving care it deserves. I will be coming out with another sunscreen review here soon so stay tuned loves! Be sure to check out my other blog posts (click here) with lots of awesome tips and tricks for you!

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Can you believe Mother’s Day is going to be here in less than a week?! Where has the time gone? Lucky for you, I’ve put together a list of some of the best gifts to give to the special women in your life. Back in December I made a gift guide for the Holidays and this time I’ve got your back with the perfect Mother’s Day Gift Guide!

Below you’ll find some of my absolute favorites from Amazon, Amanda Deer, and even my shop, Joce by Design, to name a few. I got your back covered, from jewelry to household items to organization tools – these are some boss Mother’s Day gifts for the important women in your life!

Mother's Day Gift Guide

A few of the products listed are my favorites from Amanda Deer – be sure to use my code JOCELYN for a discount on your purchase! 

I have met so many incredible women while building my business over the last few years. They have been such incredible examples and motivators, women who deserve the world! This Mother’s Day, I hope we all truly show our love and appreciation for the amazing women surrounding us. From mothers to cousins, aunts to grandmothers, and all the incredible friends in between – we celebrate you this coming Mother’s Day! 

Gua Sha & Jade Rolling: How This Could Help You

Gua Sha and Facial Roller
Gua Sha and Facial Roller

Gua Sha is an ancient tool of Chinese medicine that has recently been trending all over social media. The results of using this facial tool have varied from person to person but the underlying benefits are no joke! Not only does Gua Sha help relieve tension in facial muscles, it also promotes lymphatic drainage and boosts blood circulation. It may seem new for some but it’s actually been around for a very long time and I want to share some awesome benefits to using this technique!

Another popular tool used alongside Gua Sha is the Jade Roller. Used together, these can babies can work wonders for your skin. Rollers are also used to improve blood circulation in the face just as the Gua Sha however it’s recommended to use it as the last step. You may have seen these tools trending online and you can get them in many different colors! I’ll be sure to share a link below to what I use!

Black Gua Sha

I highly recommend storing both of these skincare tools in a cold place such as a freezer or refrigerator. The reason for this is that the cold stone can help to reduce or restrict the blood flowing in areas on your face. While doing this, the act of rolling the cold stone outwards pushes lymph, a fluid under the skin, towards your lymph nodes. When this happens, the lymph nodes will then work to break down toxins found within. Here are some benefits to both: 

Jade Rolling:

    • Improve headaches
    • Decrease puffiness of the lowers eyelids
    • Lessen sinus pressure
    • Calm the mind
    • Soothes the skin
    • Keeps wrinkles at bay
    • Allows other skincare products to fully absorb into your skin

Gua Sha:

  •  Promotes blood flow & circulation in the face
  •  Relaxes the facial muscles
  • Can be used on other muscles to alleviate pain
  • Helps reduce neck pain 

While this technique may not be everyone’s cup of tea, I would say it’s definitely worth trying at least once! Make sure to use with a face oil and not against dry skin as that can irritate it further. Click here for the link to the tool duo that I use and recommend for others! I hope this was helpful for all you lovelies and for sure leave a comment letting me know what you think! 

Coping With Anxiety

Cover Photo for Anxiety Blog Post

Anxiety has been near the top of my list of topics to talk about – how I cope with it, what I feel, and how others can handle theirs. I’m no medical professional, but I cannot stress how important it is to take care of yourself! I learned the hard way that you can’t pour from an empty cup. I want to share my tips and tricks to coping healthily with anxiety and stress so that others can remember to put themselves and their health first! For more tips and tricks in your life, follow me on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube channel!

4.7.8. Rule - Breathe Baby!

Breathing to Cope with Anxiety

If you feel a panic attack, anxiety, or stress hitting you, you might get a tight feeling in your chest. One of the best ways to calm down is using breathing techniques. Here’s one that works great! Begin by exhaling completely through your mouth, making a whooshing sound. Close your mouth and inhale quietly through your nose for 4 seconds. Hold your breath for about 7 seconds, then exhale through your mouth slowly for 8 seconds. Repeat the process as needed, until the tightness in your chest subsides or until you feel calmed!

Humor - Laugh Off the Anxiety Sista!

Using Humor to Cope with Anxiety

Sometimes it can be hard to find the good in the bad but I promise it’s so worth it once you do! Laughing and smiling can relieve the stress response and in the long term, laughter can help improve your immune system and mood. When you’re feeling anxious or stressed, distract yourself by simply reading a few jokes, laughing with friends or watching a funny movie! Laughter helps the body release serotonin, leaving you happier and less stressed.

Exercise - Get That Anxiety Out!

Exercise to cope with anxiety

Y’all know how I love my fitness! It has made a world of a difference for my anxiety because there are so many benefits all around. Not only is physical exercise going to keep you in shape, but it’s amazing for your mental health as well. Something as simple as walking can help your body on a daily basis and it’ll leaving you thinking and feeling positive! Walking outside for 20-30 minutes can alleviate and reduce stress as well as give your mind a boost. Exercising boosts the body’s endorphin release and can leave you feeling accomplished and happy!

I’m no medical professional but these are amazing tips that can help you daily and my hope is that it can help someone else. We so often get so caught up making sure everyone around us is okay and we forget to ask ourselves how our own mental/emotional health is. Take care of yourself first sista, and things will fall into place afterwards! Above is my YouTube video telling my story of what changed once I began to put myself first again. If there’s one thing you need to know about me, it’s that I teach others to love themselves first, as much as their own true love would. I pray that this message finds you if you’re someone who needs to hear this! You are amazing, you are capable, and you are beautiful inside and out! 

5 Favorite Skincare Products

Skincare Blog Cover Photo

Let’s talk skincare products sista! I have been asked time and time again about my skincare routine, products I use, and what I recommend for others. Here are 5 of my favorite skincare products that are tried and true, and have been absolute game changers for myself!

Cure Gel Exfoliator

The name of this baby is so fitting as it truly is a cure for so many! I love how soft this stuff is on your skin and unlike so many other exfoliators, it isn’t abrasive when it does the job. Cure doesn’t feel harsh and my skin isn’t left feeling super dry after it’s used, one reason why it’s one of my favorite skincare products! I use it 1-2 times weekly on dry skin, massaging it into my skin in circular motions. I follow up by rinsing with water or wiping my skin with a damp/wet washcloth. When I say this product is a must have for my skin, I mean it – get yourself some sista!

Prevention+ by IMAGE Skincare

If you know me and have been watching me for some time now, you know how much I stress the importance of protecting your skin. Sunshine is beautiful but it can also be harmful and have lasting damage to our skin! Prevention+ by IMAGE skincare has got to be one of my favorite skincare products for sure. I have tried so many sunscreens in my day and one thing I cannot stand is the smell so many of them carry. You know how mineral sunscreens can be so white and smelly? That isn’t this one! It contains Zinc, cleaner ingredients than most other sunscreens, and it’s more of a matte finish – even my hubby likes it (he won’t admit it but at least he wears it!). Take care of your skin sista – you’ll thank me in the long run!

A couple of my favorite skincare products are by The Ordinary and this is one I just HAD to share! This at-home chemical peel is so awesome for the working woman or busy mom who just don’t have the time or resources to head to an esthetician regularly. Your kids and significant other might ask why you look the way you do after but it truly wakes up your skin. This baby is a pH balanced solution used to deeply exfoliate the surface level of skin, improve uneven texture, clear your pores, and more! I absolutely love it; I’ve used it for a long time now and every time I use it, I remember why I keep using it. This may be one of my favorite skincare products, but make sure not to use it too often – once a week is plenty and be sure to test it on an area of skin first!

Seint Creme

If you REALLY know me, you’ve heard me talk about Seint’s Creme (formerly known as Milk moisturizer) to no end. I truly cannot stress enough how good this stuff is and the fact that it’s great for just about any skin type just makes it that much better! My skin has never looked better after using this golden creme! It’s best used on dry, clean skin and a little trick I like to use is at night, after applying my creme, I go over it with a little bit of Vaseline or Aquaphor in those super dry spots to really hydrate them. You need this creme, even if you don’t think you do – haha it’s THAT good girlfriend!

Needle-less Serum by DRMTLGY

I use this serum along with a Vitamin C serum prescribed by my dermatologist and I feel like my skin looks so rejuvenated and happy when I wake up! The name is fitting as I don’t want to look like I’m aging (does anyone?) and the way my skin feels using this is just incredible. It’s meant to be used twice a day and it targets fine lines/wrinkles while re-hydrating your skin. One of the best parts about the Needle-less Serum is that it doesn’t leave you feeling oily or greasy like other serums can! It’s currently DRMTLGY’s best selling product and I can honestly say they truly outdid themselves with this one – it’s so good sista!

The biggest secret of all....WATER!

My most favorite skincare product of them all – WATER!! I can’t tell you how often we look to cremes, serums, face masques, etc. but we forget just how beneficial drinking water is for us. Our bodies need it and the biggest tip I can share here is to DRINK MORE WATER! One of the best ways to up my water intake I’ve found for myself is by carrying a water bottle or tumbler everywhere I go. It’s truly one of the best investments you can make in yourself and if you can find one with the straw, even better! You’re more likely to drink water from a bottle with a straw than from one you have to uncap – click this link to find some amazing ones by SimpleModern and find the perfect water bottle for you!

Female Owned Businesses

Female Owned Businesses part 2 Blog cover photo

In case you missed it, today is International Women’s Day and I thought what better way to celebrate than to feature another few of my favorite female owned businesses?! I’ve been so lucky to cross paths with some of the most amazing, beautiful, smart women and still am in awe by how strong, creative, and hardworking we are as females. We are capable of so much and so here are some amazing businesses built by incredible women who have embodied what it means to be a BOSS BABE!

This has got to be one of my all time favorite female owned businesses and you can probably see why. If you’re looking for country/farmhouse style pieces to put in your kitchen, living room, dining room and more, you NEED to check her out! Every product is carefully hand picked by Dana-Lynne and she even chooses some pieces created by women! Some of the products available include vintage-style furniture, kitchen utensils, aprons, and even some jewelry. I can’t get enough of this lady and her eye for detail. Not only is she gorgeous on the outside, she’s so stunning on the inside and has a heart of GOLD! With her recent move to Tennessee, Dana has had to put some things on hold but I know she’s going to absolutely flourish out there! I can’t wait to see what her business has in store for her! 

2. Savannah Sevens by Ryley Wimer

Ryley Wimer has created such an amazing Western-Chic boutique and boy does it just have a special place in my heart! Savannah Sevens has always been so key and on point in every aspect of business. Ryley always makes sure to pay such close attention to every detail that goes into her business. These are truly skills of a true BOSS babe. Her branding is just so unique and on point; it fits her and I love it. She has truly been such a frontrunner in my eyes with how she’s designed her site and branding. I love that she not only offers Western-style clothing but boots, shoes, accessories, and more to add that unique flair to your outfit daily. Ryley has got it goin on so check her out below!

This last fall, I was able to do a little collaboration with Böhme, an incredible female owned business with such a unique backstory to its founding! Created by sisters Vivian & Fernanda, Böhme has become one of the most popular boutiques both online in the U.S. and across their storefronts throughout the MidWest. The boutique carries boho-chic styles of clothing, from dresses, jackets, and skirts to shoes, jewelry, and other accessories. Emigrating from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to the U.S. the two sisters were taught early on the value of hard work. They have since built one of the most successful female owned businesses in Utah. Böhme has been featured in Forbes, Cosmopolitan Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and more. Not only are they successful, Vivian & Fernanda have made it a point to give back to local women’s shelters, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, orphanages in Brazil, and so many others. These boss babes are amazing so be sure to check out their Instagram below!

4. BOX Babe by Bre

Next up is one of the most creative female owned businesses I’ve come across yet and the idea behind it just melts my heart! If you’ve ever needed a custom gift box made for a family member/friend for a special occasion but you don’t have a crafty hand, Bre is your girl! Her business, BOX Babe, is meant to bring back thoughtfulness into gift-giving. Unlike monthly subscription boxes that lack a certain flair for personal touch, Bre carefully curates each gift box while paying special attention to detail. This is something I feel so many gifts these days are missing. BOX Babe said it best, “We’ve got your back…through gifts and personal gestures that you haven’t thought of, don’t know how or where to find, lack the time to send, or are unsure how to give it that extra special touch!” If that’s you, GO check out her business linked below! BOX Babe is amazing and its idea is unique, genuine, and truly reflects the amazing character of Bre, the gorgeous babe behind it all!

If you know me, you know I’m a country girl at heart and you should also recognize this incredible business, owned by Jane Kasper. Rural Haze is a traveling boutique that began as a custom-order Etsy Shop but has now become an incredible shop providing chic, comfortable, and unique Western-style clothing and accessories. Some of my favorite pairs of jeans that I constantly show my followers are from Jane’s boutique and I just can’t get enough of her! She has the best personality in all the land and so incredibly talented from creaming butter to making cheese to just plain making you laugh – she melts my heart! Jane most definitely knows more than a thing or two about business so check her out below for some awesome pieces you never knew you needed!

Demi Colour

Jocelyn McClellan wearing Demi Colour by Seint
Demi Colour makeup

Demi Colour is Seint’s newest breakthrough in makeup, bringing together science and beauty! You are going to absolutely LOVE this – I know it looks different, but trust me on this! The new line was recently released by Seint and has been all the rave ever since. There have been so many questions about the makeup ever since its release and so I’m here to tell you all about Demi Colour and why its become so popular among Artists and customers alike! You can also click here to join me on my Demi Instagram page where I offer tips, tricks, LIVES, and more to help you in your Demi Colour journey! 

Demi model

When I tell you this makeup has been a breakthrough discovery, I mean it! Demi Colour is a cream based makeup, just like the IIID foundation that Seint still carries but the difference is this line uses color theory to help you camouflage the smaller imperfections noticed and really accentuate the beauty that is already there. Using Demi means using less makeup compared to traditional foundations, “resulting in an undetectable makeup that reveals the magic of your face.” This new line of makeup helps to balance tones, add depth, and achieve a flawless finish! 

How can I get started with Demi Colour?

Model in Demi Colour makeup by Seint

Artists for Seint still color match customers to their Demi colours, or Edits as they are called, but they are required to become certified beforehand. They are carefully trained in color theory and must practice the application of the makeup themselves before they can color match customers to the makeup line. As you can see, this line of makeup has been carefully crafted by Cara and a lot of thought has gone into the creation of Demi Colour for customers. Lucky for you lovelies, I’m certified and ready to color match you whenever you’re ready! 

The makeup is split into 3 Edits for customers: Angel Edit I (for fair to light toned individuals), Angel Edit II (for medium to medium dark toned individuals or individuals that I feel pull more green & blue tones), and Angel Edit III (for dark/deep toned individuals). Once a customer has been matched by a certified Artist to their correct Angel Edit, they can begin by purchasing the Angel Edit altogether or buying it bit by bit and beginning with the smaller Edits that correspond to the number they were matched to.

Can I use the same brushes for Demi that I use for IIID?

Seint makeup brushes for Demi Colour

The new line of makeup also includes a new line of brushes specially tailored to Demi Colour to provide precise and smooth application. There are 5 new brushes to choose from for Demi application: 

Each brush is double ended just like the IIID brushes and serve to aid in application of Demi Colour as you balance tones, sculpt, and brighten your face and create that natural, flawless finish!

 

What has Demi Colour meant to me?

Jocelyn McClellan wearing Demi Colour by Seint

It’s amazing how something so good can drop into your lap when you least expected it to do so. Especially when it comes down to makeup. Demi has been that incredible game changer. I am so excited to show and teach more of Demi Colour. This is a makeup that you were not expecting to be such a game changer but it is! The way Demi Colour uses color science to create a makeup look as if you are not wearing any makeup at all is been incredible. Demi teaches you to analyze the color(s) that you see on your face creating an issue for you and apply the smallest amount of Demi to that area using the color needed to neutralize those problem areas. Throughout knowing more about Demi and learning the ropes, you will hear the words neutralize, saturated, brightening, sculpting, and more. 

You will become more familiar with the actual colors on your face and what colors you see in depth. Demi Colour will also aid you in becoming familiar with the best ways to treat any saturated color on the face that you are wanting to address. Know that because this is so new, there will be a little practice time. Feel free to reach out to me on my Instagram page, Demi and Joce and get help with your Demi. It is different but I promise you it is incredible and most definitely worth learning!