Beauty In Review: JRJ


From R to L JRJ Quick Dry Top Coat, The One, Driven, Red Delicious

James Robert John or JRJ for short is a Columbus based nail polish that is 5 Free. I wasn’t sure what exactly 5 Free meant so I was very happy with what I found. JRJ is free is of 5 toxic ingredients:  Formaldehyde, DBP, Toluene, Camphor, and Formaldehyde Resin. JRJ also has a ton of colors to choose from.

Faith and Rachel at the Made Local Marketplace

Faith and Rachel at the Made Local Marketplace

This past weekend I went to the Made Local Marketplace in Powell, Ohio. I had worked with JRJ on a past photo shoot but I had to see everything for myself! Soon as I arrived at their booth, Rachel knew instantly who I was. It was such an awesome feeling! I think we were equally excited to meet one another.

I was blown away by the color selection. JRJ has everything you can ever want and there are even options to customize. Can we say a special Love, Beauty collection??!!!! Hopefully that will be in the works very soon. Anyway, Rachel was an absolute sweetheart. Her new spring collection with equally fabulous packaging made its debut that day and she let me try out a few.

The first one I tried was Red Delicous and delicious it is! It’s the perfect spring red; not too

JRJ's Red Delicious

JRJ’s Red Delicious

bright not too dark. It was just my speed. I then finished with the 4 Free Quick Top Dry Coat (it only has 1% Camphor). This is an absolute must. It definitely speeds up the drying process. It’s been a few days and I am chip free!

I can’t wait to see what’s to come from JRJ. This is definitely a luxurious polish at a very affordable rate! You can get yours here. Follow JRJ on Instagram @jrjpics

Until next time!


Face & Body Midwest

Hello Beautiful people!


I recently was able to attend the Face & Body Midwest Spa Conference in Chicago, Il. It was also a part of America’s Beauty Show. I have been to smaller trade shows but this was by far the largest. It took place at the McCormick Place Conference Center. This trade show was the who’s who of the hair, spa and makeup world.

I got the chance to connect with new and exciting products which I can’t wait to bring into my beauty studio. One of the best purchases was the Kett Fixx Creme. It is a wax based creme foundation which makes it bulletproof! This is perfect for my upcoming wedding season to ensure the makeup I do lasts and lasts.

I also picked up some amazing new wax and implements to help soothe skin after waxing and skin treatments. I got to try out other new skin care products from Skin Script which is going to enhance my facial services.

One of the most rewarding parts of this trip was getting to reconnect with Michigan

ABS, Makeup

Devawn and I

Makeup Academy which is where I went to learn about makeup. Devawn is the owner and has some really exciting programs coming up including  essential and advanced artistry courses. They also have new options for financing your education so there’s no excuse!!!

Until next time loves!