Earlier in the week, (Wednesday, April 11th to be precise) I had my first blogiversary for Jersey Fabulous. I am so proud of myself of blogging for an entire year on fashion, beauty, and hair with some lifestyle thrown into the mix. I have grown so much and have become more dedicated to this than ever. Though I have had some rough moments where I lost motivation to blog, I didn’t quit (in my opinion, fashion/beauty and movie/book review blogs are the hardest blogs to be consistent because of the constant need to plan everything in advance like the reading/watching process and photo shoots before the writing even happens).
One year ago, Jersey Fabulous was just a dream that I had forever. I wanted to be a fashion and beauty blogger because I thought it was super cool and interesting. Now, I am a fashion, beauty, and lifestyle blogger and YouTuber. I have met some really cool bloggers and YouTubers my age through social media, who inspire me to better at what I do. I am currently living and improving one of my childhood dreams. Jersey Fabulous has evolved into something else entirely. It has become a mindset for me and hopeful my future occupation. I want Jersey Fabulous to become a lifestyle for me and for others because everyone deserves to feel fabulous no matter what they wear.
The Internet has provided so many opportunities for my generation. I couldn’t be happier for all the things that we are accomplishing and the dreams we are making a reality. If there is a dream that you always had, go ahead and try to make it come true. People may make fun of you and call you names but as long as you love what you are doing and are happy that is all that matters. Especially because there will always be someone who loves what you are doing as much as you do.
I love each and every one of my beautiful and amazing readers. Thank you so much for all of the support. May we continue to grow together. God Bless ❤
The Little Black Dress. A staple in every female’s wardrobe, one that simply cannot be lived without. I happen to have at least three LBDs and I honestly could have more than I know. This particular LBD has appeared on Jersey Fabulous before in my Madden Girl Boots post. Fun fact about this LBD: I got it on sale at Charlotte Russe for $5. It was such a steal when I bought it about a year ago! And I’m still wearing it!
I’m honestly super obsessed with bombers, so when my mom had told me last fall that she got me one, I was so excited. Had my mom finally begun to understand my style? Than I so that it was gold AND silver. I was hesitant about it, I like gold and silver separately not together. However, I told her that I would try to make it work and I haven’t regretted my decision to keep it. This bomber has become my favorite piece of bling!
The bomber has turned such a simple and iconic Little Black Dress into a FIT that is worthy of the likes of a Hollywood after party. Though I have yet to try the bomber with a color other than black, I like the different vibes that it gives my various LBDs when I through it on. These are my favorite types of looks. The quick and easy ones that make A STATEMENT without no effort at all. Who knew that some bling could a Little Black Dress to the next level?
I’m back at it again with box braids, but this time they are JUMBO! I used a total of eight packs of hair. I had two 3in1 packs with jumbo braiding hair in the color 4, which equals six packs of hair. I had another pack of hair in the color 4 and one pack and a half in the color 27 (aka the blonde hair). My hair has fifteen braids in total and they are very lightweight.
My hair took about three to five hours to do and my mom actually did them for me. It was her first time doing box braids and I was willing to be guinea pig because I couldn’t stand to do my hair everyday until I got it done again. We did the “rubber band method,” where we divided my hair into sections first and rubber band each. Than to prevent any tangles, my mom twisted my hair. The “rubber band method” is meant to remove tension from the scalp when the hair is braided and decrease the likelihood of hairaches (hair headaches).
After my hair was parted into sections, I separated the hair we bought into fifteen different pieces to guarantee that we had hair and that they were all the same size. I did not put the blonde in all the braids because I just wanted my hair to pop and not look like I went crazy with the hair dye. I loved how this turned out and I hope to someday do this on my own when my braiding skills get better. The jumbo braids were so easy and quick that I’ll definitely do this style more often in the future.
Easter was a beautiful day with that lovely sun shinning behind some spring clouds. To celebrate, the Spring season and Resurrection Day I decided to go for a warm, glowy look. (Not that it mattered because yesterday morning it snowed than rained). When I glow, I like to have a more simple makeup look so it doesn’t seem like too much.
I opted for no eyeliner and just dabbed some – more like a lot – of Dirty Talk from the Urban Decay Heat palette on my eyelids. It was the perfect peach shimmer for the day and complimented my gold toned highlight. When the light it my face just right, I was blessing the word with a fabulous Easter glow.
To keep the look super glossy and glowy, I turned my favorite matte liquid lipstick into my favorite liquid lip gloss. I went with my lightest and most natural looking brown lipstick, I knew that any other color would ruin the entire natural glow I was going for. After I just glossed my lips a whole bunch and viola! That Easter glow paired with a little bit of Dirty Talk made the Spring vibes almost last forever.
Primer: Rimmel London Lasting Finish Primer
Foundation: Sephora Collection in Deep Ebony
Powder: Black Radiance Soft Focus in Milk Chocolate Finish
Eyeshadow: “Dirty Talk” in the Urban Decay Heat palette
Eyebrows: E.L.F Brow and Liner Pomade in Medium Brown
Concealer: L.A. Girl Concealer in Almond
Highlight: Unknown (aka an old Forever 21 Bronzer)
Lipstick: Academy of Color Matte Liquid Lipstick & a L.A. Girl Clear Lip Gloss
Setting Spray: Wet n Wild Photo Focus Setting Spray
Hey lovelies! These are the other two Northeast Winterfest vlogs, which was in Rochester, NY about a month ago. For those of you who are curious about Winterfest, it is a Christian youth convention that helps bring teenagers and young adults closer to God. It is an amazing experience and I love it so much. Don’t forget to LIKE, COMMENT, SUBSCRIBE, and SHARE!
Hey lovelies! I just uploaded a new video. It’s a vlog for Northeast Winterfest, which was in Rochester, NY a few weeks ago. This is a three-part vlog, where each video represents a day. I spent three days and two nights in Rochester. For those of you who are curious about Winterfest, it is a Christian youth convention that helps bring teenagers and young adults closer to God. It is an amazing experience and I love it so much. Don’t forget to LIKE, COMMENT, SUBSCRIBE, and SHARE!
Wowza, I can’t believe that Feburary is nearly over. It feels like 2018 was just yesterday. It always surprises me how the days past by slow, but the months speed by. Last weekend, I want to Northeast Winterfest and I was so very blessed. Winterfest is a youth convention that helps young people connect with God. I went with my church friends and we made the best of it. I’m counting down the days until next year.
Next week, I have another trip (am I busy or what?) down to Atlantic City for my DECA trip. It’s more educational than leisure, because I am actually going for a competition. There will definitely be some time to chill out and explore the city – meaning exploring the parts of my hotel that I am allowed to be in as it is a casino and I am a high school student on a school trip.
After #7DaysofJo, I’ll be taking a small break from blogging and YouTube. It was very strenous for me to record and edit seven videos and write seven blog posts. I mean after it all, I felt super accomplished so I am more than willing to do this at most four times a year. You know, a #7DaysofJo per season we’ll see how that idea turns out. I hope you all have a blessed weekend.