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!) ☀️🌊
Happy New Year Ladies and Gents! It's been a while since I added any posts. I took the blog section away for a bit but I'm bringing it back! In the New Year I would like to take time to blog more, amongst other things. What's everyone's resolutions this year?
What did you do for New Year's Eve this year? I was at a family party and we played a dice game called Bunco. It was pretty cool. Yours truly won one of the prizes and earned $25 - watch out now! ;)
For my New Year's makeup look I wanted to center it around the most fabulous lipstick I received for Christmas. Christian Louboutin's Rouge Louboutin Velvet Matte Lip Colour. Look how gorgeous this thing is. The packaging is amazing. The color I got was the classic red bottom color Rouge Louboutin. So gorgeous and classic.
Now, because it's Christian Louboutin I held it to high expectations. I will say though although it's not advertised to be a lipstick with staying power, it lasted on me all night. I only retouched once and I didn't really even need to. With me, that's important in a lipstick. The other important aspect is smudging. I absolutely HATE when I buy a lipstick and it smears all over my face. What's the point? This lipstick did not smudge and I was very happy about it. The only thing that I think would hold someone back from purchasing this lipstick is the price. It costs $90, yeah I know. That's a lot of money for a lipstick. But it's Christian Louboutin and that comes with the territory. If you're a lipstick enthusiast, you love Christian Louboutin, and you can afford your bills this month, then I say go for it! It's definitely a good luxury lipstick. It's a definite MAKEUP for me.
Did you do your makeup all fun for New Year's? I would love to see pics or hear deets in the comments section below! Happy New Year, everyone!
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?!!!!!!
Laura and I had a great time with Shayna! Laura did her hair and I did her makeup this beautiful Sunday morning☀️. 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 fiancé 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!
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.😇
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 🖐🏻 (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!!
Happy anniversary to our best friends Jenny and Anthony! Today is the actual anniversary of their wedding 4 years ago!
I did Jenny's makeup for her wedding as well as most of her bridesmaids that day, many of whom are my friends too. It was such a great day and I was so happy doing Jenny's makeup because I got to spend some special time with her on one of the most important days of her life.
Jenny is a beautiful person inside and out and one of the kindest people you'll ever meet. She also laughs at my jokes, even when I'm not funny and always makes me smile. Anthony is hilarious, has a great heart, is so fun, and is always the life of the party. We had an amazing time at their wedding at the North Ritz Club and Jenny looked so beautiful. Her Ines Di Santo dress from Bridal Reflections (where Jenny works) was AMAZE. Love you Jenny and Anthony! Happy Anniversary!
Here is an amazing recap video their videographer did for them if you'd like to check it out! It's so beautiful I love it. Happy anniversary!
Since this is the month of love, and I love all of my darling
I have decided to do something special for you.
I am going to give away a FREE MAKEOVER WORTH $100
This makeover includes full makeup application & fake lash application
To Win, You Must...
1) Like my Facebook page (not just like my post, but you must like my Facebook PAGE Rebelle With a Gloss and be a member of it) Click below to like my page, it's so easy!
2) "SHARE" this post on Facebook. Look how easy... simply click "share" below. You can title it "free makeover!" and post!
STEP 1 & 2 are right under here! Just remember to do both to enter.
Click "like" and then click "share" and make sure you're signed into Facebook. That's it!
Rules & Options
If you win this $100 makeover...
- Pamper yourself, get all beautiful and fabulous for a night out!
- Give it to someone else. For example, if you win, but...
- You have a friend/ family member who is a bridesmaid in a (local) wedding
- You know a bride-to-be who would like to put this amount towards her own wedding makeup (minimum amount required - we will discuss this)
- You have a friend/family member who's having a fabulous party or date and wants to get done up
- You're a dude who won and you don't want your makeup done. No worries! Give it to someone special like your wife, sister, mom, or hey, if you want it for yourself then that's cool too! No judgment!
- It will take place at my apartment in Lynbrook, NY (unless it is for a wedding, then we can discuss it and I would be willing to travel to you)
- You may not combine this with any other promotions I may offer
- Your makeup application is by appointment only and based on availability
- If you're giving it to someone else, please let me know who.
The last day to "like and share" is February 28th
The lucky winner will be drawn on LEAP DAY! February 29th.
I will take a video of me picking the winner so you know I'm not playing favorites ;)
Good luck! xo
As I've been told, "coffin" nails sounds kind of creepy. OK. I understand that. I guess having grey/ mauve coffin nails last time didn't really help my case. But I love them anyway, they're AMAZE. The coffin nail shape gives my red nails a little edge and look super cool. What's everyone else rockin today for Mani Monday? Please comment or post a pic below! xo
Here's a chart showing the different nail shapes:
Enjoy and feel free to comment below <3