Tuesday, October 6, 2015


When I started my blog, we could connect through our comments section on blogger. Now, through the years, not many people use that feature anymore.

A way for everyone to connect now is through social media and other websites that puts everything you are interested in, in one place!

If you didn't know, I am on Bloglovin', and if you don't know what that is, it is a free website that you can follow blogs your are interested in, in one place! What I also love about it, is that you can discover new blogs that are similar to the ones you follow already!

Here are all the places you can find me!

All of these links will open up a new window

Instagram [New account!]

I'm so excited to connect with all of you more and more throughout this journey. I think that is my absolute favorite part about anything I do! 

Talk to you soon! 

Revival | Starlooks LooksBook

I received another Starbox LooksBook in the mail!! In my opinion this one was a lot better than the previous one. It was more my style and I would wear all these items on a daily. 

Even the fold out in the box is a very wearable look, which for me last month the book was not something I would wear, and a big reason why I made my own look last time. 

Of course this time I made another look with this book, and it reminded me of a look I see a lot during the colder months, so I named it "Autumn Nights". 

Let me know what you think of Starlooks and my look in the comments on any of my social media accounts! To find out more about Starlooks subscription service visit subscriptions.starlooks.com

Monday, September 14, 2015

Starlooks LooksBook Resort Edition

I've had the amazing opportunity to review Starlooks for a long time now, and I'm excited to talk about the new LooksBook they created!! 

It's a monthly subscription [we all know how much we absolutely LOVE getting surprises in the mail monthly!] for $12 you get three perfect size makeup items to create a look! Check out their two subscriptions they have for monthly boxes! 

The first LooksBook they released in their new packaging is the Resort Edition.

As always Starlooks has amazing quality products, and I always compare it to the quality you get at MAC or a luxury brand at Sephora. 

Check out the tutorial I did using these products, plus a few others, to see them in action! 

I always think a video using the products and seeing how they apply is better than a ton of swatches!! 

I really love that you can take this anywhere you need to go and make a flawless look with it and for only $12...THAT'S CRAZY! 

I'm excited to see what the Fall 2015 and Winter 2015 collections will be like each month.

Both the Custom StarBox and the LooksBook are $12 each a month, and depending how many you order at one time, they even give you free boxes or a % off your order. Follow the link subscriptions.starlooks.com and you can find both boxes and which one is perfect for you. I personally will always go for the LooksBook! 

By the way!! I have a new instagram for my blog and YouTube, you can find me @HelloBeautifulJM_Blog

Friday, July 10, 2015

Be Who You Are -- Be Body Positive

I was never body positive until I moved away from my family, into a new state, and started a life for myself.

Growing up, I was never really told why I couldn't have certain foods -- which made me want them more. 

I grew up always being told by every doctor I was obese, and had to lose weight -- again, not really knowing how. It was like I was supposed to know something that everyone already knew, and was supposed to just do it -- It was that easy.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Starting over.

I am starting my whole blogging and logging hobby over!! So, how does every introduction go...


My name is Jessie and Mariem is my middle name. It is a mash up of my two grandmothers names, Marie and Emma, pronounced Mari-Em.

I was born and raised in New Jersey and now living in Maine with my Fiancé.

I call this and my YouTube channel a hobby because I do have a big girl career, and I do not rely on these platforms for income!

I also love to make jewelry! I do have an Etsy shop {click on that to visit my shop!} and I also consider that a hobby!!

Before, this blog was all about beauty, where I would do reviews, hauls, tutorials, and everything you see a beauty blogger/guru do.

Now, I want this space to be a little different. Along with all of the previous content, I will also be including some lifestyle things. That may be recipes, a day in the life post or vlog, motivational people or things that get me in the right mind set, and everything very body and people positive!

I hope that you all hop on this journey with me in starting over. See you in the next post! 

Monday, June 29, 2015

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush

I've been gathering bits and pieces, and some of them I still haven't used because I am waiting to take pictures of them for you all!! 

It's a perk to have Sephora two shops down from my shop. I go wander and then end up dropping money on beautiful makeup that I just can't resist. 

This is what I got one day walking in to buy nail polish. 

I mean, who could say no to this?! It's seriously beautiful.

I chose the one in Luminous Flush, because Ashleigh who was helping me out in Sephora, helped me decide between Luminous Flush and Golden Fuchsia. They were similar, but Luminous Flush was less glittery, and more subtle highlighting! 

It is very pigmented, which means you can over do it, very easily! 

To see all the shades you can look on Sephora's website

Follow me on Instagram to see the blush in action! @Jessie_Mariem 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Benefit Blush Kit!

I had the opportunity to use a Sephora Friends and Family coupon, and you better believe I took advantage of it! 

I was going to get a new foundation, but I am the kind of person who likes to get more bang for my buck! So, I decided I wanted a little kit to get a lot of different options and use out of my purchase. 
I was going to go for the Hourglass Ambient Light Blush pallet. Then I saw this beauty from Benefit! 

Read on to see what's inside! [Plus swtaches!]