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Friday, March 21, 2014

A Thursday #Throwback!

In honor of #tbt, I thought I would share some old photos from 2010! 
Reese and I at my friend's going away dinner. 
Savannah, GA for my bday weekend. July 2010. 


Me and my best friend of all time, Hali. Savannah, GA 2010. 
Birthday Dinner, July 19, 2010. 

XOXO,
Jess

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Stay Sexy and Comfortable with Soxxy!



Happy Hump Day bloggies! 
As most of you know, I'm a makeup artist for Estee Lauder when I'm not working on my blog or YouTube channel. Many people think that all aspects of the job are as glamorous as lipstick and metallic shadows. I mean, after all, it requires you to look perfectly done up all day long so how could it possibly be that hard of a job? Well I'm here to share with you the not-so-glamorous side of working as a makeup artist in the beauty industry. Often times, a day of work typically involves 8+ hours of constant standing on your feet, maybe 30 minutes for lunch and a 5 minute bathroom/coffee break. By the end of the day, your feet are killing you, legs are aching, and you're practically running barefoot to your car as fast as possible with heels in hand. 
But there's an even uglier side to working these long days. 
After years of putting yourself through long days like this, spider veins and cellulite start to roar their ugly heads. It can actually be a health risk waiting to happen! Yes, it comes with the territory of the trade, but what you need is compression tights or socks to help increase circulation in your legs and feet in order to prevent these unwelcome friends from suddenly showing up on your doorstep 5-10 years from now. But, those ugly compression socks your Grandma wears, just won't do. 
Fashion is also a huge role in looking the part of a makeup artist. Our makeup is always trendy, so our style in clothes must also be on trend and cutting edge, while comfortable and conducive to our long work days. 
SoxxyAir is a line of compression socks that increases circulation, reduces jet lag, swelling, muscle soreness, and helps decrease the risk of deep vein thrombosis. 
I love how trendy these socks are, perfect for work or even everyday. 
Whether you're looking for thigh high, knee high, ankle socks, or compression tights, SoxxyAir has them! 
One of my favorites right now are the "Ashley" style ankle socks. Click here to check them out!
For you, Soxxy is offering 20% OFF your entire order! Just enter the code: SOXXYAIRS at checkout! I can't wait to share more with you guys about these amazing socks. 
Check out www.soxxy.com to see more cute styles and check out their Indigogo page to see how Soxxy Air got started and why it is the only stylish compression sock that gives back! http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/soxxyair-stylish-travel-compression-socks-that-give-back
"Support a Cause, Support your Legs"
Note: Soxxy Charity Socks won't be available until April. 
Watch this video to learn more about Soxxy!

Follow Soxxy on social media! 



Thanks Soxxy!

XOXO,
Jess



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Friday, February 28, 2014

February Favorites and 200 Subscriber GIVEAWAY!!!

Happy Friday!

March begins tomorrow and boy, did February fly by fast! 
Now you know I don't do monthly favorites unless I have some really good products to share, so you must check out my favs this month! I share the perfect products to transition from these harsh Winter months into Spring! 

The BEST part is that I will be doing a giveaway when I reach 200 subscribers on my YouTube channel!!! 

YAAAAYYYYYY!!!!

So check out the video for details and to see which brand new products I will be giving away! 

XOXO,
Jess


Thursday, February 27, 2014

LAUNCHING MY NEW JEWELRY BOUTIQUE- JessicaMorgan.KitsyLane.com!



I just opened a jewelry boutique called Jessica Morgan with Kitsy Lane! I've hand-picked each item in my store, bringing you some of the hottest trends of the season. With Spring just around the corner, you must add some of these gorgeous pieces to your collection! 

These are two of my favorite statement necklaces that will be perfect for Spring. I love the mix of gold and silver metals, along with the bright pop of color. And the prices are unbeatable! 



 Each week I will be sharing with you my favorite picks and new updates to Jessica Morgan Boutique!

I also have a special code just for you!
But HURRY, it ends tomorrow! 



XOXO,
Jess

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Trader Joe's and Whole Foods Grocery Haul!

What I Bought at Trader Joe's and Whole Foods This Week! 


I love seeing what other bloggers buy when they take their weekly trip to TJ's and Whole Foods Market. It inspires me to try new things and keeps me from being a creature of habit and only leaving with the same foods that I know are good over and over. 

Sometimes it's a matter of cost. Because these types of grocery stores are a little more expensive than your average grocery store, it makes taking the risk on the pricier items that you've never tried a little bit harder to do. 

What better way to share the foods you love, and get ideas on new foods to try, than to share a Grocery Haul! My husband, Reese makes a few cameos in this vlog, so I hope you enjoy that. He has a passion for health and food, and HEALTHY FOOD, which he will share a little bit with you all. This video may be a bit extensive, but we like to give our opinions on each item for you guys. I hope you enjoy this video and share your grocery hauls with us so we can see what foods you guys love and inspire us to try! 

Oh, and Happy February! 

XOXO,

Jessica


Thursday, January 9, 2014

Influenster Violet VoxBox Haul!


Thanks Influenster for sending me another VoxBox to review!

1. Goody® Althl├ętique Headband



Goody's new "Ouchless Headwrap" is designed to be comfortable and stylish while providing the hold you need from your headband while you're working out or just wearing it throughout the day. I'm anxious to try this out. I always have a problem with my headbands slipping and sliding on my head while I'm working out. It can get to be really frustrating and can sometimes keep me from being totally focused. It claims to be adjustable and quick drying, so if you are like me and you have a larger head where some headbands can be too tight, this could definitely work for us since you can adjust the size. It's also great for those who really sweat during a workout, allowing you to wear a headband without it getting drenched. This headband retails for $6.00. 

2. Sally Hansen New Triple™Shine Nail Color



The color I received was this very bright pink polish in Blow Bubbles. These new nail colors are designed to have a daily defense against water and wear, while taking shiny nails to the next level! Influenster says that they are available in a total of 30 SHADES and at the awesome price of just $4.99. My first impression of this polish is that it doesn't seem to be very opaque, and I would actually prefer a different shade after looking at the available shades online. I'm more of a red or coral type of girl. I did paint my nails with this polish and posted a photo on Instagram if you would like a sneak peak. Stay tuned for a full review! 

3. SOYJOY

Okay, first thing's first, I can't believe these bars are only $0.99! It's all-natural and gluten free made with non-GMO soybeans and real fruit! I received the banana flavor with only 130 calories in the entire snack bar; Net Wt. 1.05 oz. I'm not really a fan of soy, but I will admit that this bar looks pretty delicious. These types of bars are great for those of us on the go. I love throwing these kinds of snacks in my bag before I head out the door, but they also recommend warming it up for 8-10 seconds in the microwave for a "fresh-baked" experience with coffee or tea. Sounds like the perfect coffee break snack, which I will definitely be trying ON CAMERA for you guys to see my full reaction. Can't wait, my mouth is definitely watering! 

4. Montagne Jeunesse Clay Spas



Inside of my Voxbox, I received the Red Earth Clay Spa Mask made with real clay, pomegranate, and cinnamon. This is a product I am not familiar with at all, so I'm very interested to see how it will work. It consists of one packet with what is said to be "clay infused fabric" made from natural bamboo. Apply after cleansing your skin for the ultimate cleansing experience. It retails for $2.49 per packet. Step 1: Cleanse, Step 2: Apply Mask, Step 3: Relax 10-15 minutes, Step 4: Massage, and Step 5: Rinse. I'll be vlogging my experience for you guys! 

5. Not Your Mother's Clean Freak™Refreshing Dry Shampoo


This has got to be the best thing in the Violet VoxBox, in my opinion. I love Not Your Mother's products and happen to be in need of a new dry shampoo, so this is perfect to try. The info listed does not really describe much about the product itself, except for the fact that it retails full size for $5.99. So you will just have to wait for my review to tell you guys if this product really lives up to it's expectations.

All in all, I wish this VoxBox had a little bit more to offer. The product I am most excited for is the dry shampoo. If the nail polish was in a different shade, then I might be a little more satisfied with the Violet VoxBox as a whole, based off of first impressions. The true test is trying each product out individually, so stay updated with my social media accounts to see what I think about each one as I try them all out! Visit the contact tab of my blog for all listed social media accounts and info.
Thanks again Influenster for sending me these awesome new products to try out!

XOXO, 

Jessica 



DISCLAIMER: I received these products complimentary from VoxBox for testing purposes. 

Happy 2014!




Happy New Year! Wow, I cannot believe it's been almost 2 years since I started For The Love Of Beauty. I hope you had a wonderful holiday season with loved ones and are excited for your future endeavors in 2014. This year my husband and I spent Christmas just the two of us, with our two little pup children here in Virginia and we most definitely missed our family back home in Florida. I, quite frankly, was ready for Christmas to be over long before it even got here. I'm happy for a new, fresh start in 2014. I'm anticipating a great year ahead. Just like the last year, my resolution is to start blogging more frequently. I know I didn't follow through with it last year, but it's time to try again!

Coming up I have a new Influenster VoxBox to review for you guys; the Violet VoxBox edition. 
First, a haul of all the goodies I received and then a full review to follow.
Don't forget to check out my YouTube channel, For The Love Of Beauty, here! Subscribe for product reviews, makeup tutorials, and vlogs featuring my family! 

Have an awesome Thursday! 

XOXO,

Jessica