Thursday, March 11, 2021

I've applied for the 2021 #SephoraSquad !!! Leave me a Testimonial !!



I applied to join the 2021 #SephoraSQUAD . I previously tried out the first year back in 2019 and unfortunately did not make the cut, but this time around I'm taking a chance and trying again.  If you're reading this and you love my unique spin on my beauty content , and you feel like you've learned from me, please leave me a testimonial here

Thank you all for your support ! 

Stay Hydrated , Healthy and Safe !  

Jeannie xo 

 

Thursday, March 4, 2021

B.A.G.S (Beauty and Grooming Safe-Space) Presents : #WCW Womens Cosmetic-Crush Wednesday 3-3-21

 Hello March ! 

We had another great Womens Cosmetic-Crush Wednesday on Clubhouse.  This week I wanted to separate the Cosmetic Favs between two groups.  Cosmetic Crushes that were shared by the chat guests vs. my Cosmetic Crushes .  


Chat Guest Cosmetic-Crushes 


This week was pretty interesting .  So many Women didn't realize they actually had beauty routines and were already using amazing products. It was actually nice to see even if their collection is not elaborate , it still includes some breakout products. 





Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair  - I was so happy to hear this was a part of our guest's regimen because this product is a cult classic. I've worked with Estee Lauder in the past and have showed my clients how to incorporate this product in their daily routines. Its also nice to prep the skin as well. 



Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter - Josie Maran's product line has grown so much from when it initially launched but her dedication to authentic natural ingredients is commendable.  I have been a fan of this line for years and have featured it here for some time. 





Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water  - Micellar water is always great to have in your stash. I love to use it to clean up eye makeup looks to make liner sharper, shadow , etc..  Its also great for removing makeup before cleansing and using after cleansing to make sure your face is fully cleansed.  




Double Down Cosmetics  The Standard Blush -  One of our chat guests is the Founder /Creator of this brand and she gave us a really great introduction to her brand. The Standard Blush is a breakout shade .  Its a pretty shade of coral , and I'm quite intrigued. Make sure to follow the brand on Instagram



My Cosmetic Crushes 

This week I mentioned products in relation to what was mentioned in the room with the exception of one item.  It was a great chat we literally bounced beauty ideas off of one another. 




Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil -  This is a throwback favorite of mines.  When the brand was mentioned , it bought me back to this one particular product to mention, I would use this on my hair as well as skin.  Its an amazing oil .  



Sephora Collection Triple Action Cleansing Water -  I absolutely love this formula .  It is one of my favorites.  I had to mention it to give everyone a new option to consider. It really does cleanse your skin and removes the most stubborn waterproof eye makeup. 




NARS Cosmetics Soft Matte Complete Foundation - I am crushing on this foundation .  I've been seeing it all over social media and the finish appears to be beautiful . I can't wait to try it . I will write a separate review on here . 


To keep up with me and see the latest updates , click here .  


As always ,  Stay Hydrated , Healthy and Safe ! 


Jeannie xo 

Monday, March 1, 2021

B.A.G.S (Beauty and Grooming Safe-Space ) Presents #MCM Mens Grooming 3-1-21

Happy March ! We are back starting off the new month with a brand new edition of #MCM Mens Grooming on Clubhouse . This week we had an amazing guest, Tilomai Hill, who is a Makeup Artist, Mens Groomer, Wardrobe Stylist , Creative Director , she literally does it all ! It was so cool to have her share with us in the chat what she likes to use on set.  Its always fun learning and sharing with other fellow artists.  


This week we focused more on what we like from an "Artists Perspective" rather than from the everyday man's routine.  We focused on spot concealing , and lip care.  so check out some of our favorites to use on set below. 









1.  We have the Matte Lip Balm by B3 -  because Mens lips for the most part we want them to be Matte ,unless the job calls for otherwise.  This lip balm is an amazing option since it gives the nourishment the lips need without any of the shine.  This is Pro Artist recommended.  

2.  For concealing , we have NARS Cosmetics Soft Matte Concealer.  I recently sat in on a Mens Grooming demo with the NARS a few weeks ago and this is the go to coverage choice for the Nars Boutique SoHo crew.  This concealer comes in so many shades that it will be easy to find a match and it melts right into the skin, and gives us a matte finish.  So it's completely undetectable.  

3. Another great spot coverage , brightening option is the Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation Palette - which I really love using . It gives a satin finish not matte, but it still leaves men with a natural appearance.  Perfect for those with dry skin.  

4. This is my ultimate favorite and its been mentioned so many times . The Bite Beauty Agave+ Nighttime  Lip Therapy. This does not have a matte finish, but can easily be blotted or wiped off a bit.  This does wonders for the lips. Everyone loves this product .  Honorable mentions : Bite Beauty Agave+ Intensive Vegan Lip Mask , and the Bite Beauty Agave+ Weekly Vegan Scrub . 

5. This is Tilomai Hill's favorite* ( a staple in her Pro-Kit) , the RCMA Concealer Palette .  She likes to use this for everything from concealing , spot coverage, and color correction.  Check out her instagram ,  her work speaks for itself . So anything she highly recommends is official .  


It was so good to be back speaking on Mens Grooming starting off the month being inspired , and ready to explore new products.   The next chat will be this Wednesday on Clubhouse . 

I look forward to next weeks chat , and to keep up with all the recaps and chat direct links click here . 

Please remember to stay Hydrated , Healthy and Safe ! 

Jeannie xo 

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

B.A.G.S (Beauty and Grooming Safe-Space) Presents : #WCW Womens Cosmetic-Crush Wednesday 2-17-21


Last night we had a great chat once again and the main focus I want to recap on this week was moisturizers .  We spoke about how to keep our skin hydrated , and how to create a luminous base to our makeup looks. There was two moisturizers that I highly recommended.  Both I've used on countless jobs and I also have in my personal collection at home.  A perfect makeup application starts with a great base, and hydrated skin is key. 





First up is the Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Oil Free  Moisturizer.  This is such a good moisturizer its so hydrating and nourishing and so many of my clients would as what was I using on them. Its lightweight, and it has Hyaluronic Acid as a component to really quench your skins thirst.  You just have to see for your self. It pairs nicely with serums.  



Second on my list is the Tarte Cosmetics Drink of H20 Hydrating Boost Moisturizer . This is a Cosmetic-Crush that I am bringing back from the past.  I first used this back in 2016 and fell in love with the gel formula.  This is a vegan moisturizer that is water - based and lightweight , it plumps up the skins appearance and works well as a makeup base. This also includes the super ingredients Hylauronic Acid and Squalane.   

 

I look forward to next weeks chat , and to keep up with all the recaps and chat direct links click here . 

Please remember to stay Hydrated , Healthy and Safe ! 

Actually please stay warm as well if you're anywhere that's been experiencing extreme cold temperatures and snow. . I also hope things get better for everyone in Texas.  

Jeannie xo 

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

B.A.G.S (Beauty and Grooming Safe-Space ) Presents #MCM Mens Grooming 2-15-21




Yesterday we had another great #MCM : Mens Grooming Chat on Clubhouse. 

This week  I covered the main things you would need in your kit if you are just starting out doing mens grooming.  Most of these items ( or something else comparable may very well already exist in your kit. So since I was asked by an Artist who further wants to explore this world , I figure I devote the entire recap to this topic only. 


Skincare -  You would definitely need an exfoliating toner ,  for example like the Bevel Skin Exfoliating Toner as a prep.  It will help lightly exfoliate the skin to make a perfect base.  This toner is great for men to keep in their routine as it helps with shaving bumps and dark marks. 

Complexion - Next, we want to focus on a matte moisturizer , because we do NOT want any shine.  If the man is bald we will make sure to not neglect this part of his head.  Following moisturizer , we use a matte primer.  Two great options are the moisturizer from Bioderma , and the Step 1 matte primer from Makeup Forever . 

Not shown, but we want to color correct / spot conceal / brighten up dark circles with concealer. Theres so many choices to choose from - use what you already have.  What I will say though is choose a concealer that dries down matte and is medium to full coverage .  Be very sparse with application - because the whole point in Mens Grooming to look like he hasn't done anything , yet very refreshed and awake. 

We want to use a matte setting powder to set concealer and to take away any additional shine on the face or ( bald head ).  Makeup Forever Super Matte powder is a favorite I've used in the past.  It comes in various shades . 

Brows - A brow gel to mold brows and also add some volume is your best bet.  If he has great full brows you only need to go in with clear brow gel, if he has some gaps you want to fill in - lightly fill in with a pencil.  The main secret weapon will be a tinted brow gel.  Most times you may only need to use this to get the job done .  A great option I use on myself and clients is the Hourglass Arch Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel. 

Lips -  In the past, I would use a lip balm for Men , there's so many options.  In the past two years I started using Bite Beauty's Agave + Night Therapy on everyone as a lip base / prep.  I really love how this instantly revitalizes your lips.  This product does have a bit of a shine to it , so make sure you blot accordingly.  * Bonus - you might want to keep their lip scrub in your kit with you in case your client / model has severely dry or chapped lips. 


Check out My weekly #WCW :Womens Cosmetic-Crush Chat tomorrow .  

For more information and to stay updated with me , make sure you click here

I hope you've found this information useful and whether you're an artist looking to work on more men, or inquiring for yourself or your loved one - I wish you the best ! 

Please remember to stay Hydrated, Healthy, and Safe ! 

Jeannie xo 

Friday, February 12, 2021

B.A.G.S (Beauty and Grooming Safe-Space) Presents : #WCW Womens Cosmetic-Crush Wednesday V-Day Edition 2-10-21



Its Valentine's Day Weekend ! We met up again this past Wednesday on Clubhouse for my weekly chat : "#WCW Womens Cosmetic-Crush Wednesday V-Day Edition " . This week was really fun hearing about all the girls plans .  Whether it was a girls "Galentines Day" night in , or a date night with their love , or a night in of self-care it all just sounds lovely.  

If I have learned anything this past year , its to take the time to be kind to myself and love and appreciate those close to me .  So however you decide to spend the most romantic day of the year , just keep those two things in mind.  

Let's get to the "Cosmetic - Crushes " .....





We spoke about self - care and skin love .  Laneige Hydration to Go kit is perfect for someone who wants an introduction into K-Beauty. You're getting a sample of a few key components without breaking the bank on one product.  Faded by Mytopicals and Alpha Arbutin Serum by The inkey List are great recommendations for Hyperpigmentation and Dark Marks.  Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is not only good for bed time its amazing for all day wear.  You get an amazing glossy sheen to your lips and it wears for many hours.  Its a staple in my personal collection as well as my professional kit.  Love it as a makeup lip prep.  This cute duo by Sephora is the perfect "treat yourself" set . Another notable mention are the Hyaluronic Hydro Gel Masks by Oh K! Beauty , perfect for a couples night in of mask-ing ( as I suggested earlier this week) .  




Now for the girls who are showing out this weekend - whether its at home or a romantic dinner for two, girls glam night in ( out) , or just cause...  Lets discuss this weeks top favorites . 


Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara -  This Mascara ( Kinda) lives up to its name.  It's just that good.  Instant lash action , volume and thickness . Perfect to use on its own or with a few lash extension strips ( my favorite way to use it ).  Next on the list is a SUPER STEAL this product is very inexpensive , and I think everyone should purchase to be honest .  Elf Cosmetics Brow Gel / Mascara wand has been a favorite of mines for years.  I use this on clients and on myself , and it has never steered me wrong.  I just love a groomed brow.  Too Faced was pretty popular Wed night as we discussed the Born This Way Concealer -  its that girl .  You can use this as a foundation to be quite honest the pay off is that great and it dries down matte - which is nice. There is a nice color range so everyone will find a shade.  Then we discussed luxury lip products .  I highly recommend YSL Beauty Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain  . This lip stain is beautiful , not only aesthetically , but it wears really well.  I've used this on my clients many times.  I love to mix the colors to make custom shades. 

To keep up with me and be in the know for my next beauty chat , click : here .

I hope you have a wonderful Valentines Day , and as always Stay Hydrated , Healthy and Safe ! 

Jeannie xo 





Tuesday, February 9, 2021

B.A.G.S ( Beauty and Grooming Safe-Space) Presents : #MCM Mens Grooming V-Day Edition 2-8-21

This week's MCM was really special since the topic of the night was Valentines Day routines . It was pretty interesting to hear from a Man's perspective how he tackles getting ready for a big event.  

The most common theme that was repeated by different men during the night was beard care.  The majority of responses were that the main focus will be their beards this weekend.  

The second top rated item was cologne. After the year we had hardly dressing up and going out ,  a lot of men are actually excited to get themselves together and whip out that expensive cologne to wear even if its for a date night at home.  

Besides that ,  everyone is keeping the same routine.  

A great tip I mentioned to consider to add to the prep process to use a sheet mask while getting ready , and if its a couple that lives together why not make it a couples mask night prep. 

Masks with Hyaluronic Acid  are always a good choice. 

Top Product Suggestions this week : 

A special treat , Fashion Hair Stylist extraordinaire , Karl T. Payton shared his skincare routine in its exact order : 


I totally love Karls input on every chat he's taken part of.  Not only does he know his stuff, but he's just fun to speak to - which is so needed right now more than ever. I look forward to Karl participating in more B.A.G.S. chats !  

Our next chat is all about the ladies tomorrow for #WCW: Womens Cosmetic-Crush Wednesday V-Day Edition.  To join and to stay informed click here 

I hope you have a wonderful Valentines Day , and as always Stay Hydrated , Healthy and Safe ! 

Jeannie xo 

Friday, January 15, 2021

We're Official on the Clubhouse app : B.A.G.S. (Beauty and Grooming Safe Space)

 



After the first few chats I've moderated on Clubhouse : #MCM :Mens Grooming , and #WCW : Women Cosmetic Crush Wednesday I realized I had something special on my hands.  I wanted to create a safe space that bridged the gap between Beauty and Grooming Pros with the everyday man and woman. So we will be getting to the B.A.G.S every week , and more topics to follow !  

To keep up with me and be updated on chats , and recaps from the discussions , click here

Stay Hydrated , Healthy, and Safe ! 

Jeannie xo 

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

#MCM : Mens Grooming Clubhouse Chat Pt.II - January 4 , 2021



HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!! 

I hope you had a wonderful Holiday and Beautiful New Year ! 

This was my first chat after taking a well deserved break for the Holidays, and it was an awesome time once again.  We covered some of the same topics but we focused more on skin this week more than anything.  The use of Jade rollers to help with lymphatic drainage was a key point , and the use of a chemical exfoliant vs. a physical .  Sunscreen was definitely stressed once again , as I was excited to mention that Black Girl Sunscreen is now offering a Matte Spray SPF which is perfeccccct for Men!  

I also had to mention Magic Milk by Glowdega - which is a moisturizing facial cleanser that also doubles as a beard conditioner / cleanser.  

The use of a pure oil on the skin - not one that's predominantly silicone is crucial.  One of my favorites to suggest as a night treatment is the Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil and 100% Pure Argan Oil Light. 
Foot care was lightly touched on with an emphasis on keeping the feet highly saturated and moisturized. 

This weeks roundup : 


To keep in touch with me and know when is the next Clubhouse chat click here

Stay Hydrated , Healthy,  and Safe ! 


Jeannie xo 





Thursday, December 24, 2020

#WCW: Womens Cosmetic-Crush Wednesday Clubhouse Chat . 12-23-21





Wednesdays are all about #WCW , and for me it means Womens Cosmetic-Crush Wednesday.  A time for us to chat about our "Crushes" whether it be Makeup, Skincare, Haircare,  anything beauty related.  Whether its a product / routine/ treatment we want or we've rediscovered .  Its just such a fun topic .  This was my second one I held on Clubhouse and as promised I created a re-Cap. 

Skincare and Makeup took the forefront this week, as we shared about eye products specifically , and some great lip options.  Pat Mcgrath currently has this amazing sale going on by the way. 
False lashes are always fun, and a rich Body Butter to keep skin supple is always a nice treat.  This week was also amazing as a few business owners even shared some discount codes.  One of my top go-to products I keep in my collection - eye cream , was discussed as well. Some ladies shared they don't really use eye cream - so we offered some great suggestions for them to consider. 


Lip : 

Lashes : 
Discount Code : Clubhouse 10 

Body : 
20% Off the Entire Site 

Eye Cream 

Eye Shadow: 

Bonus :  BodyByLaren 
Discount Code : Giftcard 


Have a Happy Holiday !  I hope you've found something here worth giving a try for yourself. 

As always stay Hydrated, Healthy and Safe ! 

Jeannie xo 


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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

#MCM : Men's Grooming Clubhouse Chat 12-21-20

Image : Instagram 






So my first Mens Grooming Chat on the new app "ClubHouse" was a major success.  It was beautiful to see so many men sharing and eager to learn more about grooming and leveling up their current routines.  I even learned a few things or two in the process and will be adding some brands into my own Mens Grooming arsenal for my clients.  Evan Alexander Grooming , for example was a brand I was not familiar with but I'm so happy that I now have it as a reference to suggest to Men. 

Other notable staples that were mentioned were :

Bite Beauty Agave Lip Treatment -  Its the perfect all day lip prep. I use this myself and all clients ( Men and Women) . 

Peach and Lily + Erno Laszlo Sheet Masks - Masking is so important 

I discovered many of the average every day men do not use eye cream - we need to change that . So I suggested a high and low suggestion : Caffeine Eye Cream by the Inkey List and Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Hydrating Gel

Sunscreen is an ABSOLUTE must !  Two that I personally can vouch for that are great are Supergoop UnSeen Sunscreen . and cult favorite Black Girl Sunscreen .

Evan Alexander My Serum Beard Oil is a crowd favorite. 

Lastly , Faded by Topicals for  hyperpigmentation , and scarring. 

I am so excited to witness Men take the time for themselves to be a bit kinder and commit to Grooming Routines at home , and I am so happy to share my knowledge and get other professionals to join in the conversation.  I am truly grateful to the Clubhouse app for this opportunity . 


To keep up with me and to know when the next Clubhouse chat is click HERE

Stay Hydrated , Healthy,  and Safe ! 


Jeannie xo 


I've applied for the 2021 #SephoraSquad !!! Leave me a Testimonial !!

I applied to join the 2021 #SephoraSQUAD . I previously tried out the first year back in 2019 and unfortunately did not make the cut, but th...