Maxine's Graduation Events

Maxine's mother called me for Maxine's hair and makeup for both her elementary school graduation as well as a dance she was having the following week as part of the graduation celebrations. Laura did Maxine's hair and I did her makeup for both events. We loved Maxine! She is such a sweet girl and she was so fun to chat with. We actually loved her whole family as they're such nice, good people. By the way, Maxine is also SUPER smart and got a scholarship to a fancy school in NYC for next year. Congratulations Maxine! 

For Maxine's makeup we did partial services the first time for graduation (just eyes) and then full services for the dance (face too) without fake lashes. Can you see the difference? πŸ’—

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Airbrush for Patricia's Engagement Party πŸ’

Patricia originally found me on Wedding Wire and we chatted through there. But then, her sister recommended she reach out to someone who did a friend's wedding 5 years ago. That someone ended up being me, too, lol! So I suppose we were meant to meet!

I airbrushed Patricia, her mother, and her sister for Patricia's engagement party at Pompeii Restaurant. She and her sister had gotten airbrush before, but they were apprehensive because they said it made them look very pale. If you've also had this experience, it's likely the makeup artist you used may have used a color that didn't match your skin tone. Or, used a reflective powder over it. They were so happy with the airbrush results. I loved meeting all 3 of them, they were so hospitable and sweet! Congratulations, Patricia! πŸ’

Patricia, the bride to be!Β 

Patricia, the bride to be!Β 

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Tish's Baby Shower πŸ’™πŸ‘Ά

The day I did Tish's makeup was a super busy day for me. I had 3 different appointments to travel to with 6 different people. Thankfully, Tish started out my day. She was so cool to talk to. She was funny and super chill. Her daughter was so funny and sassy and kept us entertained until it was time for mommy to have her time to relax and get her makeup done. Tish said from the very beginning she didn't want her makeup feeling heavy on the skin. Airbrush is perfect for that, as it is intended to feel super light on the skin. I had such a great time with Tish & loved glamming her up for her baby shower. She definitely made the kickoff to a busy day very relaxing and fun!

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Christina's Hair Trial for her October Wedding πŸπŸ‚

Christina did a hair trial with Christina several weeks ago for her October wedding. She's getting married at Chateau Le Mer on October 8th. Christina said that Christina (haha, confusing much?) was such a relaxed and sweet bride to be and she enjoyed their trial so much! She will happily be joining her on her big day for the bride and her 5 bridesmaids! I'm sorry but how gorgeous is her hair here?!!

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Gannon's Makeup for a Wedding

The second I left Gannon's home I was calling Laura to talk about how awesome Gannon was. Laura did Gannon's blowout and I came to set up towards the end of it. She and her family were SO sweet. Her daughter was super sassy and cracking me up left and right! For her friend of the family's wedding, Gannon wanted to look like herself with a bit of glam which I love to do because I love to enhance natural beauty! Both Laura and I had such a great time dolling Gannon up. She was so kind, funny, generous, and laid back. Needless to say, it was our pleasure!

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Melissa's Makeup for her Baby Shower πŸ‘ΆπŸΌπŸ’™

I'm sorry but how beautiful is Melissa?! So gorgeous. Melissa contacted me about makeup for her and her mother for her baby shower. Her mom left a little earlier so I didn't get a chance to take a picture of her. Melissa had mentioned that her mother didn't like the look or feel of wearing a ton of makeup so I did a very natural look for her that made her beauty glow. Her mom looked so happy & confident after which made me so happy. With Melissa, she wanted hints of blue incorporated into her eye makeup since she's having a baby boy. If you can tell from the photo, I put a little bit of blue shadow into the creases & used it to line her bottom lid halfway. I thought her idea of incorporating blue into her makeup was so cool and also meaningful. It was so fun to do! I had a great time spending time with Melissa and her mother. Melissa is going to be a first time mom just like me, so it was really nice talking to someone going through a similar experience. Plus she lives literally a block away from where I grew up, so we will have to get together for some decaf coffee soon 😊😘

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Boston Rebelle Marni's Makeup & Hair Trials

Marni contacted me for hair and makeup for her late August wedding. She's from NY but currently lives in Boston (how I love Boston!). I personally am not free for her wedding as it's too close to my due date so I connected her with Diana, an amazing makeup artist (and an all around wonderful person and friend!). I coordinated with Marni, Diana, and Christina for Marni's trial so we could make Marni's trip from Boston to NY for her trials as easy as possible. She also was trying to get some engagement photos afterwards so the girls took Marni early to doll her up and get her ready for them. The photographer is going to send those to me so I can't wait to share the after photos of both hair and makeup. Christina and Diana are excited to join Marni for her summer wedding!β˜€οΈ

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Mariangela's Bridal Trial

We're booking up fast for fall weddings so make sure to book your trials sooner than later! πŸπŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ

Bride-to-be Mariangela wanted a very natural look for her bridal trial for her wedding in October. We did something super natural without even incorporating lashes (which can still help with a natural look, but Mariangela preferred no lashes).  Christina did a beautiful low-do on Mariangela like she requested. Mariangela was so down to earth and sweet, Christina and I loved meeting her and doing her trials for the wedding she was attending that evening. 

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Stephanie M's Wedding Day

It was such a pleasure doing Stephanie's makeup for her big day. I met Stephanie at my friend Corinne's bachelorette party (she's her aunt). Stephanie and her sisters were a blast to hang out with at the party and we had a lot of fun together. After I did Corinne's makeup for her wedding, Stephanie reached out and asked if I would do her makeup for her wedding as well. I was honored! I had a lovely time in the morning hanging out with her, her daughters (who I also adore), her niece Jessica, and her cute dogs. I was so happy to do Jessica's makeup again! She is such a total sweetheart and really cool to talk to and spend time with.  Congratulations Stephanie! I hope you're enjoying your honeymoon (super jealous bc she's on a beach right now!) β˜€οΈπŸŒŠ

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Marilin's Bridal Trial

It was great meeting Marilin and chatting with her about her upcoming wedding. She's not getting married for another year-plus but I always say it's great getting things done earlier than later for your wedding. When I was getting married my husband and I tried to get as much done as early as possible too, so I can certainly relate. We were discussing her June 2018 wedding and once again I was dreaming about the summer, especially with this storm that's coming tomorrow. I miss the sun and the warm weather. 

Marilin had a couple previous trials that she was unhappy with. So we went slowly step by step so we can achieve her perfect look for her. I was SO happy because she was so happy with the results! What do you think of Marilin's makeup?!

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Yuri's Baby Shower

Amanda Marie, one of Rebelle With a Gloss' makeup artists, did Yuri's makeup for her baby shower this past Saturday. Yuri's mother-in-law loved how beautiful Yuri's makeup turned out that she asked Amanda Marie do hers as well! Although Yuri is glowing, you can't even tell she's pregnant in this pic! 😘 Sooo pretty! 

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Katie's Bridal Shower

On Sunday we dolled Katie up for her bridal shower. One of RWAG's freelance hairstylists, Christina, curled Katie's pretty blonde hair down into beautiful waves. For makeup, Katie wanted flawless skin and for her eyes to pop without the look seeming super dramatic. Katie was so cool to hang out with. Both Christina and I loved working with her. Congratulations Katie!

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Mani Monday - Jet Setting

Yes, I know it's Tuesday😊

So I'm quite busy over the next few weeks. I just got back from an amazing, fun, and romantic trip with my hubby in Chicago. If you're my Facebook friend, sorry to blow up your news feedπŸ™ˆ  But I wanted to share the great time we had. 

Yes, in the background that is a hat filled with nachos from the Cub's game we went to. Β 

Yes, in the background that is a hat filled with nachos from the Cub's game we went to. Β 

I was WAY overdue for a manicure. Like embarrassingly overdue. This Memorial Day Weekend we were in Chicago as I mentioned, this upcoming weekend we are going to my darling friend Darcy's wedding in Bermuda, and the weekend after we are going to celebrate our awesome cousin Jay's 40th birthday in Vegas! So I needed a polish that was fabulous but not too colorful where it would clash with a dress for a wedding. 

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I was drawn to this clear looking polish with specs of gold. It felt both fabulous for Vegas but classy for my friend's wedding. I also reshaped my coffin nails back to stiletto shape (inspiration from my last client who had awesome nails). You can't really see how they gleam in the photos so check out my like 5 second Instagram vid @rebelle1010. Let me know what you think. Or show me yours! I could use some summer mani-inspiration. 

Getting dolled up for Graduation

Ariana, my beautiful client, graduated from college today and wanted to look extra special and get her hair and makeup done. Congratulations Ariana! Doesn't she look gorge?!!!!!!

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Getting Shayna Gorge for her Bridal Shower!

Laura and I had a great time with Shayna! Laura did her hair and I did her makeup this beautiful Sunday morningβ˜€οΈ. She was so funny and we had so much fun glamming her up for her bridal shower today. She looked so beautiful! Her gorgeous eyes popped and her hair looked beyond radiant! We took a short silly "live video" below while Laura was curling her hair. Then her fiancΓ© came by and we took some quick photos. They are so cute together. You can see the glow on her face (partially due to the highlighter lol) but also because she beams around him. Adorable! Have a great shower, Shayna!

After! Doesn't she look gorgeous!?Β 

After! Doesn't she look gorgeous!?Β 

Makeup Tutorial Video - Using Powder to Set Foundation

Please see below for my (previously live) video to learn how to apply setting powder over foundation. I'll also show you which setting powder I use on myself and all my clients. Goofy commentary included. 

Mani Monday! Hot and wild blue nails

I had such a muted mani going on, that I decided I needed something wild and crazy. I love the blue, it's so fun and edgy. GorgeosaπŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™.  

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Also, the color is called Rue du France and I have a slight obsession with France (huge obsession with Paris, ugh, love it.)

Makeup or Breakup? Acure Coconut & Argan Oil Cleansing Towelettes

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It's like the guy who seems perfect... He's gorgeous, sweet, smells great, has a good job... he's good on paper. But then you get to know him & he's a real asshole. I sooo wanted to like this face wipe. It's cruelty free, sulfate free, silicon free, paraben free, petroleum free, gluten free, vegan (in case you want to eat it?), and blah etc. I love argan oil, and coconut oil is supposed to be super hydrating. So I spent the extra few bucks and bought it.

I pictured wiping off my makeup before bed, smelling like delicious coconuts. My skin beaming with hydration. Then, drifting off into a sweet slumber with dreams of being fed grapes and being fanned with giant leaves. Awakening to glowing, beautiful skin. All because of these wipes.

As I took the first wipe out, it felt extremely flimsy. Oh well, I thought. I started wiping my foundation off and the thin towelettes started crumbling, essentially falling apart. I opened a second one. I started attempting to take my (usually easy to remove) mascara off. Then I felt a tingle by my eye. Then a burn, oh god it burns! It was not at all the pleasant feeling I expected and hoped for. I kept pushing through the burn, and instead of the mascara coming off, it just smeared across my face. Kind of like this:

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It was not a good look and it took at least three towelettes to get all my makeup off. My skin did not feel hydrated, it felt abused from excessive rubbing to try and get all the makeup off. As much as I appreciate Acure’s attempt to make something without all the β€œbad” ingredients, but the execution was poor. The only good thing I can say about the product is that it smells amazing on your face. That is all. But again, if it smells amazing, seems amazing, but is better in your head than in real life, then you have to cut it loose and say goodbye. #shitjustgotrealdeep. It's a definite breakup for me.

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Makeup or Breakup? Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

I started a new section of my blog called "Makeup or Breakup?" With so many beauty products out there, I'm always looking for honest reviews (which are hard to find). So I'll inform you about the amazing products out there and the not-so-amazing products that you should break up with! I'll be giving my unbiased reviews of beauty products for you all & hey, If you're ever curious about a product, ask me to try it for you! I always love an excuse to buy makeup ;)

Makeup or Breakup?

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

I'm always on the market for a fabulous mascara. I don't wear a ton of makeup on the daily but I'll typically wear mascara. Gun to my head, if I could only wear one makeup product it would be mascara. Or foundation. No... definitely mascara (please don't put a gun to my head).

Beyond loving the sass of a name like Perversion, it's a great mascara. It coats the lashes really well, even after one stroke. Personally, like a potato chip, I can never go for just one. I'm a several-coats-of-mascara kind of girl. But even one coat makes your lashes pop like WHOA and the brush gives pretty good control. 

Being that it's a very wet formula you might want to be extra careful when applying so it doesn't get on your lid. However, it's extremely easy to wipe off with a wet Qtip if you do get it on your lid. That being said, it's also extremely easy to get off before bed at night. I use a wet face wipe before bed and I get everything off with just one. Before bed I hate fussing with getting mascara off and sometimes I'm really not in the mood to go through all the hassle. I love that this is easily removable.

Generally, my eyes tear a lot and are sensitive to wind and the cold, but the mascara doesn't get all over my face. However, I did have a good cry sesh once and it was all over my face. So if you're going to a wedding where you know you'll be balling your eyes out, I'd go the waterproof route. I don't use this on my brides because it's too much of an emotional day and not worth the risk. But on an every day basis, it's perfectly wonderful to use (unless you cry a lot on a daily basis, which, then, aw hunny). 

Also, since the mascara coats your lashes so well, it could be very heavy. So it tends to look heavy if you add a lot of coats. So, sometimes when my mascara is fairly dry after about 10 minutes, I'll use an eyelash curler AFTER putting on my mascara. A word of advice, though, if you're going to try this you must be very gentle and go very slowly to avoid ripping any lashes out. 

The only con for me is that it does flake a little bit throughout the day. Also, I wish it came in a waterproof version. But it probably will eventually if there's a demand for it and the mascara becomes quite popular, which I think it is.

Overall, this mascara is near perfect. It's formula is super black which makes your eyes stand out beautifully. I normally buy waterproof mascaras, but it's so easy to take off at night and it really looks so beautiful on your eyes that I am converted, cue the halo around my head.πŸ˜‡

Also, one of the best parts is that it has ingredients in it to simulate lash growth! Raise your hand if you had permanent fake lashes put on at a place and they damaged your real lashes πŸ–πŸ»  (Elena I know you know what I mean lol)! Unless it's all in my head, after using this mascara for a well it seemed to make my lashes stronger, healthier, and more... well... there! 

I'm going with a definite "Makeup!" I totally love this near-perfect mascara.  

Have you tried this mascara before? Is there a mascara you absolutely love? Please comment below, I'd love to hear your thoughts!!