Birthday Favorites 2023

Tomorrow is my birthday! This year I wanted to do something fun with this newsletter. I always like to reflect (as you might have heard in my Instagram stories) and so with this, I wanted to reflect on some of the key products or things that really have changed my life ever since I started working in social media for my businesses.

Back in the day, I was a mom whose husband worked many hours a day. Some days I would only see him for two hours, he would come home and nap and then get back to work. At that point in life, I was in the midst of having babies and trying to be the most perfect housewife, putting a lot of pressures on myself. I made sure that every child was taken care of perfectly, packing Brady’s suitcases for him and ironing all of his clothes, doing all his laundry, and making sure there was food on the table all the time. I made sure I was fulfilling my wifely duties, not because Brady asked for it, but because that’s what I thought I needed to do. While in this time of life, (you may have heard me speak of this if you’ve seen me talk on social media) I used to not take off my make up nor would I wash my face because I didn’t feel like I was pretty without it. There were a lot of internal struggles going on in my life at this time.

You might have heard me talk about the time when Brady told me one day that I was a negative person and how much that pivotal moment influenced me to change my life. It was then that I started trying a new routine of waking up in the mornings and making it a priority to take in the sunrise; and finally to tell myself three positive things I noticed/am grateful for in that moment.

That was the first step I took to change my life. The other huge step was making fitness a habit. I wanted to do more than just work out; I was looking for a specific vision I had, and a goal I was putting my mind to. It took a lot of time and research to find someone for me. I had way more to work on than just fitness. But I knew if I could start working out and taking care of me, it would be my first step. You may not know this, but my mom suffered her first heart attack in her early 50s; following her attack, she suffered broken bones from the smallest instances. One of them was just by taking a step – there it went, her foot broke. I knew I needed to make a different path since our we share genetics and many health issues can be hereditary.

Jessie Hilgenberg & Jessie's Girls

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In comes Jessie Hilgenberg. This woman absolutely changed my life; not only was she a trainer not focused solely on weight loss like so many others, but she believed in overall health & not quick fad diets that jack up the body in other ways longterm. When I say she’s the real deal, massively down to earth and such an incredible human, I mean it. She’s one of the biggest pivotal people in my life to this day. When I say I’ve done all her plans, I promise I’ve done them ALL (I might have skipped prenatal). I mean, they are so so good, I’ve never wanted to venture to anyone else, even now YEARS down the road. So of course I had to share her with you.

 Make sure to use code JOCE10 when purchasing one of her fitness programs for a discount!

Seint Beauty (fka Maskcara Beauty)

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Can we take a second to recognize growth in the little things too? This photo is one of my very first I’d taken as I practiced taking flat lays back when I first joined Seint. It’s been a long time coming and when I look back, I can’t help but feel so proud of the growth there. Seint, known as “Maskcara” in 2017, catapulted my life! 

I had no idea how to work a business, grow a business, I just knew I needed something for myself in life. Brady was at a point he wasn’t as busy with life since he had just sold his company him and his bro worked so hard for. And I knew I had something I wanted to do for women. I was in a place with my fitness Instagram page where I’d want to have women take care of themselves and one of those ways was getting ready for the day. It was a purpose I had before “Maskcara” came into my life and it’s something to this day my heart dives in probably even deeper. And as I write this I tear up. 

I can’t even begin to tell you what it means to me to have Seint. I see so many people leave the companies they were with and truly “love” within Seint is so deep because of the problems it solves. And the problems are not skin deep. It’s deeper. Soulful deeper and it’s weird to find that within a makeup company, but when a makeup company SOLVES so many problems that isn’t just putting product on the face, you understand more why it’s a powerful product. 

My first reason for wanting the product was, I could take it on quick trips without overfilling my carry-on suitcase. Cause man! My makeup bag was huge. All those individual MAC eyeshadows and bottles were filling things up. Enter a tiny palette, remove the bag and have a small pencil bag for brushes and mascara and bam. 

That was my first problem solver and it grew from there. My heart is forever grateful for this makeup! It’s just makeup but yet it isn’t! It’s beauty that teaches beauty somehow from within. 

Seint Creme

Formerly known as Milk moisturizer when Seint was Maskcara, this stuff was literally sent from the heavens for me when I needed it most and didn’t even realize it. 

This picture includes my skin BEFORE the Seint creme, when I hadn’t done a single skin treatment, never had a facial, and for sure wasn’t taking care of my skin whatsoever. The transformation you see wasn’t just on the surface, although how insane is that glow up? Taking care of my skin was another big first step towards learning to take care of ME and while my skincare regimen has changed slightly over the years, the Seint creme is always near and dear to my heart and made a huge difference for my skin. I also love still that when I apply it to the troughs of my eyes in the morning, you can visibly see the magic within the cream and how hydrated and relaxed my skin becomes just by using a little bit.

CURE Gentle Exfoliator

The Seint Creme (Milk Moisturizer back in the day) was my first love. But this CURE was my next skin care love! I hadn’t exfoliated with anything like it before and still haven’t. This was that thing that I was mind blown over and it’s kind of fun to use. You don’t put it on your face with wet hands and wet face. After your face has been washed, and pretty much all dry, and your hands might be a tiny bit damp, you get a couple pumps and place it on your face and swirling around, moving it all over the face, and as you build up friction with movement from your hands, tiny pieces of skin will start to slough off. You’ll get more and more skin that beads up onto the face that is being softly exfoliated and separated from the skin. It’s gentle on the skin, not harsh at all and something that my sensitive skin loves. Love this stuff so much, I use it a couple times a week is all. 

Mindset and What Changed For Me

This 5 minute journal was one of the first things I bought when I made the decision to start working on my mindset. I knew I needed to change the way I looked at things but I didn’t know how and at the time, I didn’t want to spend much time working on it (to be clear, how I see mindset now is NOT how I saw it then). One tip I now know is when starting over, turning a new leaf, beginning again – have at it, and make sure you’re not overworking yourself so you don’t lose interest in it. 

One of the first books I read that focused on mindset was by Bobby Bones, “Fail Until You Don’t – Fight. Grind. Repeat.” Talk about coming from nothing and making life work out for him. The way he writes this book made me read it back to back, as in, I read it, and re-read it the day after I ended the book. I definitely was never a reader; I have now read more books in the last two years than I’ve read my entire life. So that’s saying something when I tell you I read it back to back.

Laneige Lip Mask

I still remember to this day being in my friends car and using this for the first time! I even tried other products but the way this stayed on my lips and made them feel protected I just loved it all so much! So here we are years later. A product I couldn’t stop using. My kids use it, gifting it has been a thing for me and stocking stuffers it’s always. It had to make the list of goodness that has a memory in my heart I don’t want to forget. 

The Special Steamer

As I look back at the growth in my life, even though I closed down my shop, I grew. I grew so much because of this boutique. When it started it was because I wanted to work hand in hand with other small businesses. My favorite part of the boutique was the small finds I’d add into the business. 

Back when I had my boutique active, Joce by Design, we were on the hunt for a solid steamer to make sure all the clothes used for modeling, photos, and more were always in tip top shape. (I was using a hand steamer one day and thought SURELY there has to be something better!) One of my assistants found this one and looking back, it was probably one of the best purchases I ever made for the boutique. GAME CHANGER! Even in my personal life. Many stories were shared around this steamer, not only between me and my assistants, but also with my own children. It proved to be more than just handy for work, but also for the whole family. It’s one part of the boutique that when I look at it, it floods back the memories. Now this pink little lady is kept in my closet and she’s still loved.

Simple Modern

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Simple Modern and I go way back – and I mean waaaay back. Back to when I was still up and coming in my social media business knowledge. They gave me a chance and understood my heart! That’s not an easy thing in social media, especially at the time. Companies would just want big “influencers” to work with and I was just a little fish. They’ve been a company I’ve loved working with, time and time again, for giveaways, events, and more. Not only do I value my relationship with their company, but I can’t count how many times I’ve given a tumbler from Simple Modern as a gift. They’re such good quality, have tons of unique design/color options, and they have something for every single age. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for our future collaborations!

Racquel Frisella & RFA Skincare Products

Even though Seints skincare had helped me so much,  and the Seint cream is a conquering favorite of all things for me – I needed more skincare and my skin took a super weird shift when my body went through some health issues. Enter Racquel. Where do I even begin with Racquel? I was recommended to her by a friend and now I recommend her to all my friends too – Racquel is truly the best of the best and the effort she puts in to make sure her skincare products are high quality doesn’t go unnoticed. From the Koji Pads to the face cleanser, my skin loves it all and the one on one client experience provided is priceless. She truly takes care of each of her clients and listens to their concern to thoroughly help them achieve the skin they deserve. She is one of the kindest humans I’ve ever met. She’s someone everyone needs to know and I love her soul! I love that she also works with people from all over as you can receive a free consultation with her online to discuss your skin concerns, needs, and what to expect.

Glazé Hair Lotion by L'ange

The Glaze is one of the very first products I ever used and noticed a huge change in my hair. It is by far one of my favorite products I’ve ever found for my hair and truly seen it work it’s magic. It’s also one of the first L’ange products I tried when I first became a L’ange affiliate and I’ve recommended it to hundreds if not thousands of women at this point for keeping their hair protected and soft. I’m currently unable to use it as it has sunflower oil and I’ve learned my body doesn’t quite tolerate sunflower oil but aside from that, it’s still one of my top favorite haircare products!

Tripole Mini Fan

This fan – it might seem like such a small and random item to share but it’s had significant meaning for me since I purchased it. When my anxiety really started to take a toll on my mental and physical health, and especially during Covid lockdowns, with all the change and chaos – keeping this on me at all times was a life saver. Having it close by to cool me down, help me breathe and just relax whether at home or even traveling (if you know me, you know the anxiety I struggle with when it comes to flying and traveling long distances) was truly a tiny blessing with big benefits. I like that this fan is rechargeable, fits easily in most purses/handbags, and it’s powerful!

I know a lot of these are products one might ask why I’d include them in this sort of blog, but I wanted to share the stories behind why these products have become favorites and not just because they “work well” but because they came into my life at pivotal moments. Thank you for being on this journey with me and if you read it all the way through to the end, you’re amazing because I know it was a bit of a read. Have you ever tried any of these products? If so, let me know in the comments what’s been a gamechanger for you – I want to hear about it!

As always, if you have any questions remember that I’m always here and just an email away. You can reach me at fitmissionmakeup@gmail.com and if you’re ever in need of any visual guidance, I have plenty of tutorials and videos on my YouTube Channel (click HERE to check it out), Facebook (click HERE to check it out) or Instagram (click HERE to check it out). I’d love to connect with you – thank you again for being here! 

xoxo

Gift Bundle Ideas 2023

My love language is gifting and not just any gift, but those that are tried and true by me. I love to give the things I love and in that I’m literally sharing the love with others – below is a guide of great gift box/bundle items that could easily be paired together to create your own custom gift box for someone you love too. Whether it’s a gift for Mothers Day, Fathers Day, a new graduate, etc. these are all gifts that you can’t go wrong with – take a look!

Below you will find a numbered list. They are numbered so you know what link goes with what picture but also so you can create your own basket with ease. Below you will also find a numbered guide of some bundle ideas you could piece together for others. These are just ideas though – the sky is the limit! I wanted you to be able to mix and match however you want and for what suits you or your peoples’ needs.

Here are a few examples of gift bundles/baskets you could easily create whether it’s for Mothers Day, a birthday, or simply just because you want to do something special for someone you love. These are favorites of my own that I truly feel you and your people would love as well and make for some of the most thoughtful gifts – what bundle would you create for someone?

Speaking of mixing and matching, one of the number one things I’m being asked about right now is eyeshadow combinations. It dawned on me that I actually use a lot of the same colors but sometimes I wear them differently each time. Check out these ideas below and I made sure to link all the colors in one palette under the looks so keep scrolling for those details!

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One of the best things about shopping online with Seint is if I give you an eyeshadow palette with all the colors in it already, you can still customize it based on what’s in your personal inventory. So if there are any colors you see that you already have in your current collection, you can remove them from the palette so you don’t get any duplicates or replace them with another color you’d like to try. Below is the link to shop the palette with all the colors from these looks included!

You might wonder why I paired gift bundles and eyeshadows together in a blog post and part of it is gift giving is one of my love languages and I love sharing the things I love with those I love. But another is that eyeshadows give you the chance to tell your own story each day, to INTENTIONALLY show a piece of who you are! I hope you’re able to pull some great ideas from the guide above and gift more intentionally and thoughtfully, but I also hope you feel inspired to be creative and truly show yourself through the eyes you can create. They say the eyes are the window to the soul, so don’t be afraid to intentionally show off how beautiful yours is!

Holiday Gift Guide 2022

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Gifts for Everyone!

All these gift guides 2022 have been carefully curated and thought out for you this holiday season! I’ve put together some of my favorites, my family’s favorites, suggestions from friends, some great finds, and so much more throughout these guides. This year’s blog also includes a gift guide for stocking stuffers because I just had so many favorite smaller gadgets & gizmos that would make for many more great holiday gifts! Keep scrolling for ideas to shop for her, for him, for the teens, for the kids, and everyone else on your list this Christmas!

Gifts for Her 2022

Gift Guides 2022

My Birthday Favorites

I hope you love these birthday favorites as much as I do! Everything you see in this blog post are some of my favorite finds, tried & true businesses, and more that would make for the perfect birthday gift for you or someone you love. I’ve thrown in a little something from everything…home, beauty, wellness & fashion and more. Whether you’re looking for a special something for mom, grandma, your sister, or ideas for yourself – these birthday favorites for sure be a winner! If you try them out or have any suggestions for me to try, leave a comment and I will for sure check them out!

Home & Lifestyle

birthday favorites

1. Turkish Towels: I love these because they’re way more compact than regular towels for on the go & sand doesn’t stick to them like a regular towel which makes it easier to take to the beach.  Not to mention, these are so cute!

2. Stonewall Kitchen: Holy crap- these are dangerous for me. I can’t get enough of their goodies! Seriously, if only you could see my pantry. Stonewall has sauces, marinades, jams, pancake mixes, you name it – it’s all gold!

3. Topanga Laundry Detergent:  I’m a huge lover of all things scents & when it comes to my laundry, I love a lingering scent of a good detergent but I never found what I wanted until the last few years. It’s not just a laundry detergent, it creates an emotion and is so memorable.  It is a luxury item so one cool thing about it is if you want it to last longer, you can take any unscented pod or liquid detergent and add a little bit to your Topanga detergent because truly a little bit goes such a long way in regards to scents!  

My favorite scents from Topanga are Hollywood + Vine (cedar, bergamot, black fig, woodsy, but not too masculine of a scent), Malibu Pier (very masculine, spicy, woodsy/musky), Bel-Air (floral, amber, patchouli, chocolate, reminds me of a detergent I found years ago called Diva Wash) and The Grove (very fruity, fresh, floral, sandalwood, citrus notes). Use code JOCELYN when purchasing!

4. 5 Minute Gratitude Journal:  I love this because at least I’m journaling something & it’s a pretty one you can put on the shelf to reflect on how far you’ve come every year! It’s not pictured in the graphic but I love it! This is a birthday favorite that could work for any occasion really.

5.  PhoneFin: I have tried so many different phone accessories that allow me to hold my phone easier as I love such an active lifestyle and work from my phone a ton, too – PhoneFin is one that I have come across and loved for a while now! I currently have another accessory on my phone and I can’t wait to switch it out with a PhoneFin because it just gets the job done!

6. Casetify: The thing I love most about these cases is that they are durable, available in a variety of customizable cases, and lots of fun designs/colors to choose from!

 

Beauty & Wellness

Jocelyn's Favorite Things, hydroflask, buxom lip gloss, sunset riot allsaints perfume

1. Buxom gloss in Samantha: This color is truly the best, especially if you have dry lips or just feel the need to have a solid gloss over your lip color.  It’s a great pinky-nude that adds just the right sine without taking away from the color you have there already.

2. Trigger Point Roller & Lacrosse Ball: Rolling truly helps my body everyday! Without it, my muscles are in so much pain; when I do roll out one side of my body’s muscles, I can feel which side of me is looser and working better vs which side is tighter.  Rolling muscles is something you have to ease into & make sure to ask a doctor first just in case! The Lacrosse ball is great for rolling smaller muscle areas like the feet, palms or to pinpoint smaller spots.  

3. Rechargeable Fan: Not only is this a birthday favorite, but it has been a must have in my purse, backpack, car, everywhere! I have multiple of them and have loved them since I bought them! They are not too big and not too small.  Plus, they are rechargeable!  

4. Water Bottles: I’m the type of girl who won’t get her water intake met unless she has a filled water bottle by her at all times.  I’ve searched high and low for a good water bottle that had a handle and didn’t leak and made it easier to haul around.  Here are a few of my faves: Simple Modern TumblerHydraPeak RoadsterStanley Flip Straw Tumbler, Hydro Flask Flex Cap Tumbler       

5. Sunset Riot by AllSaints: For me, one thing I look for in a perfume is a scent that is both masculine & feminine – AllSaints is just that. It’s one of my favorite things that I gift to others as well because it works for anybody truly!  I could best describe it as musky, hints of cedar wood, orange flowers & pink peppers yet it’s still fresh.

 

Fashion

Jocelyn's favorite things, nike air max, freepeople overalls, madewell ballcap, canty boots, freebird boots, booties, marc fisher, nordstrom

1. Nike Air Max: I recommend sizing up about a 1/2 size, but I love how comfy & stylish these are!  Definitely a shoe that stands out & gets attention.  You are not just wearing a regular running show with your jeans, you are styling up an outfit! 

2. Cowboy Boots: I’m a huge lover of Canty Boots; she takes old boots and restores them to become something new more like a booty instead of a boot.  I also love Marc Fisher booties (especially these in black and these in cream) & Freebird – they have my heart! 

3. Ball Caps: I love a good ball cap and here are a couple of my favorites from Madewell & Addidas. I love how a good, simple ballcap can change up an outfit and these are both good quality hats to have on hand. 

4. Burns Saddlery: These hats – I can’t stop & won’t stop wearing them! The quality is rock solid; you can customize your hat so it is a little hard for me to quote a price on that but if you are wanting a REAL cowboy hat, this is the place to go! 

5. FreePeople Overalls: These overalls are one of my favorite pairs right now!  I love all the fun colors they come in and are very true to size.  I did do a dryer test and they do indeed shrink a bit but not too much – might be something to consider! 

6. Levi’s Jean Shorts: Last but not least, these shorts! I love them so much that I bought them in multiple colors – so fun and the perfect length for someone like me with long legs. Not to mention, they’re the great quality that Levi’s gives so definitely worth trying out if you’re on the hunt for some solid denim shorts!

Summer 2021 Must Have Products

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Living in Southern Utah means summertime heat and sometimes it can get pretty extreme! Over the years, I’ve found some of the best summer must have products for not only myself, but my family as well; these are all amazing finds for summertime, no matter where you live! From portable fans to durable water bottles, below are some of my summer 2021 must have products to help beat the heat!

Sunscreen

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I believe the most important summer 2021 must have product is, of course, sunscreen! Protecting our skin from harmful UV rays should be our number one priority in the summer and truly all year long. These are a couple of my must have sunscreens to choose from and if you need help picking the right one, you can check out my sunscreen blog here!

Simple Modern Water Bottles

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If you’re a fan of Hydroflasks but not a fan of their prices, I’ve got you covered! Simple Modern is the way to go with durable, affordable, and creative products to choose from – they’re a true summer 2021 must have product! You can choose from tumblers, canteens, and more water bottles with some of the coolest designs that other brands don’t offer and a wide range of sizes for their products. Be sure to check them out this summer!

Portable Fans

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Portable fans are for sure a must have product this summer and any summer really! These fans are awesome for a day at the park, going to the beach, or even on road trips if you’re on a plane or long car ride. I love that these are rechargeable and aren’t loud when turned on! Above you’ll find a couple different options of portable fans to choose from but believe me – you need these and you’ll thank me later!

Sandals

Sandals in the summer are a must have for sure, but it can be hard to find a sturdy pair that can get you where you need to go while offering enough support. Birkenstocks and Tevas are both great brands to choose from and you can dress them up or down. The other great thing about these is that they can be unisex so anyone and everyone can wear them! Check them out! 

Sunhats, Caps & Sunglasses

In the summer, hats & sunglasses are 100% a must have product and what’s so cool is you can add them to almost any outfit. Whether it’s a ballcap, aviator glasses, or a simple straw hat, it’ll offer protection for your head from harmful UV rays and offer shade wherever you’re going. Did I mention it jazzes up your outfit to another level? These are just a few of my favorite hats and sunglasses I’ve found for anyone in the family – click the photos to shop them!

Cooling Towels & Chairs

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If you’re a runner or athlete or you’ve got kids involved in outdoor summer sports, you definitely don’t want to skip this one. These cooling towels and this camp chair have been a lifesaver and a definite summer 2021 must have in the blazing Southern Utah heat for our family, especially since my kids are constantly in the sun! Take them camping, or simply if you need a seat on the sidelines to read a good book or cheer the kids on; whatever the occasion, keep your family cool this summer with these handy towels and a comfy seat in the shade!

Totes & Towels

Whether you’re going to the park, the pool or the beach, towels and totes are a summer must have no matter what. I’ve linked a few of my favorite finds that are great quality and long lasting! Vineyard Vines is an amazing company that offers incredible quality products and Target (of course) has some super cute styles of these must haves for this summer so check them out!

Spikeball & Spikebuoy

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Have you seen this around in the last year? Maybe at the park, the beach, or in a backyard? Have you played it by chance? If not, you’re missing out! Spikeball has become such a popular game across the country, so much so that last year they had a tournament for it nationwide! You can now purchase the game almost anywhere where sporting goods or other outdoor activities are offered. If you really want to step it up, be sure to try out SpikeBuoy, the water-based version of Spikeball. This game is a summer 2021 must have for the kids, family, and friends!

I hope this has helped you out in prepping for summer 2021! Remember to stay safe, have fun, and if you have any questions always reach out to me! These summer must haves have all been incredible finds, both recently and throughout the years, for myself and my family and I hope they’re just as amazing for you! For more summer, home, or makeup tips, check out my other blogs here! 

JOCE by Design Has Launched!

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The wait is finally over and it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for – JOCE by Design has launched! It been a long time coming with so much research as well as time put in. I’m so happy to say that the dream is finally happening! The new online boutique opened officially on Monday February 15th and boy oh boy was it a BUSY day! The support from my viewers, friends, family, and incredible customers has been amazing and so exciting.

Cover photo for the blog post, JOCE by Design Has Launched!

For so long now, I have been a huge supporter of small business and the importance of shopping small.  If you know me, you know I constantly share links from awesome small businesses that I personally love. I love clothes and getting dressed up, but one frustration I noticed many have is putting together outfits! It hit me: people need staple pieces that can be paired in different ways. I wanted to provide those pieces for you to be able to wear  again and again multiple ways – true KEY pieces that allow you to feel beautiful and confident wherever you may be in life! In the recent new release, there are so many different pieces that range from casual to dressy. You’ll find that you can either dress pieces up or down depending on the outfit you put together. 

We've Done the Research for You!

One of my main focuses with creating this boutique is helping women of all shapes, sizes, skin tones, etc. love themselves always! There are so many clothing lines and businesses that don’t carry certain pieces of clothing in plus sizes and I’ve heard from so many incredible girls how disappointing this can be. After doing hours of research and hunting, I chose clothing that was offered in a variety of sizes for all my gorgeous babes! 

Every woman deserves to feel beautiful daily, find key pieces of clothing easily, and love themselves truly. That’s exactly what my new shop aims to do. We’ve found pieces that are high quality, lasting, simple, but gorgeous and worth it! 

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I want women to feel their best while utilizing what they have and while I may carry the basics now for you, I still love that I can uplift other small businesses by encouraging my shoppers to pair their outfits with pieces others carry! For example, easily dressing up a top from my shop with a cute necklace or rings from *Goldie Lew, *Abby Alley, and/or *Amanda Deer or pairing a sweater with some cute jeans from Rural Haze. You CAN create that perfect outfit girl, I believe in you and now with JOCE by Design, the possibilities are truly endless!

*For discount codes and more info about these gorgeous boutique babes, click here to check my blog post about them!

Top 5 Female-Owned Businesses

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If you’ve been following me, you know my heart lies with small businesses and I think it’s about time I share my top 5 female-owned businesses. Jewelry, clothing, home decor, and so much more – I love shopping small and finding those who will truly take the time to show their customers they care and are passionate about what they do! Here are a few of my tried-and-true favorites – be sure to click on the links below each shop as they will redirect you to their site! 

I found Milltown Soap Co. about a year ago and have been so grateful since to have come across her page! The company was started in 2016 by Rebekah Creamer and in 2019 she launched her candle line. She is one of the most creative and kindest souls I have had the pleasure of crossing paths with and her products are serious must-haves. She takes special care to use plant-based ingredients and all her products are paraben and phalate free. One of my favorites by Milltown Soap Co. is the Frost scented candle – it only comes out around Christmas time but it’s such a good gift and smells SO good! If you don’t have her products, you’re missing out! From bath salts and shampoo bars to candles and sugar scrubs – make sure to check out her Instagram and site below!

Abby Alley is an incredible American women-owned and run business that has quickly become one of my top 5 female-owned businesses; they have partnered with talented artisans in Kenya and Tanzania to create such timeless and lasting jewelry, bags, and more. Abby, the incredible founder of the company, started Abby Alley after teaching in a school in Tanzania in 2016 where she learned about East African culture, craft, and fair trade. She began working with artisans and testing the market with an online store before finally launching her brand, Abby Alley, in November of 2018. She has created a business with a strong foundation rooted in several important values: authenticity, collaboration, quality, sustainability, timelessness, and transparency. A few of my favorite pieces are the Heritage earrings and the Sling Bag – both lasting pieces that are functional and stylish with just about anything! Be sure to click the links below to browse her beautiful collection of brass jewelry and so much more – you can use my code, JOCELYN15, for a discount!

Shannon Buth is an incredible Boss Babe who has created a company with the sole purpose of bringing women together. As she so perfectly puts it, “Every woman deserves to be surrounded by other strong, supportive women to thrive. We’re better together.” The intent behind it all is to spread love, the understanding of imperfection, and connection. The Imperfect Heart pin is one of my favorite products by her, one that I just had to purchase and share with my own team of incredible women as it states to “live what you love.” Shannon has also made it so that $5 of each purchase made on her site is donated to women’s charities. Make sure to check out her Instagram and site below to browse some awesome House of Shan attire and those incredible pins I mentioned!

I came across Amanda Deer Jewelry thanks to one of my awesome assistants (you rock Ches!) and one of my FAVORITE pieces to wear daily is from there. Anyone who’s followed me for the last year or so knows that my Moon & Stars necklace is everything to me and one of my favorite pieces to gift to other incredible women in my life. Amanda Eddy, the mastermind behind the company, has done an amazing job at creating a Texas-based business full of creativity and her pieces amaze me to no end. Everyone needs a timeless piece from her so be sure to check out her business linked below – use my code JOCELYN, for a discount!

Words don’t do this company justice – Jazlyn and I have been good friends since high school and a while back she began creating jewelry, but stopped when she began having more babies. I always wanted her to continue though because she was incredibly talented and was so happy when she came out with new pieces! Since then, she’s been creating gorgeous jewelry and has been so successful as I knew she’d be – her company has truly flourished over time! Her pieces are timeless, lasting, and just gorgeous. She’s created multiple pieces alongside Native American jewelers, something that makes her stand apart from others. A couple of my all-time favorite pieces of her jewelry are the Jocelyn ring, the Paisley ring, and the 5 Bar ring amongst the many necklaces I have as well. Jaz is my go-to for statement pieces and I love that these are pieces that could be passed down for generations to come! You can click the links below to check out her beautiful pieces on Instagram or her website – use my code, JOCELYN, for a discount!

Holiday Gift Guide – My Favorites

photo of presents as the featured photo for the holiday gift guide blog post
photo of presents as the featured photo for the holiday gift guide blog post

I’m so excited to share my gift guide for 2020! It can be a hassle trying to find the perfect gift for each of your loved ones but I got you covered this year! Below, you’ll find some clickable links to take you to the products; I hope you love them as much as I do!

P.S. If you’re reading this before Black Friday, some of them have got some great deals going on so check them out!