My September Favorites – Beauty


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September is one of those transitioning months, where you’re longing the summer heat and beach days but awaiting the winter cold and hot drinks. I ALWAYS await winter, so September is the appointed month where I prepare for the leather jackets and booties, hair products, and snow days. This month I had an absurd amount of favorites, so I will break it down into three posts. 

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My one monthly favorite would have to be the Hoola Bronzer by Urban DecayThe matte bronzer is the perfect orange brown, not too spray-tan, and not to rubbed-mud-all-over-my-cheeks. It’s matte so the application looks extremely natural and goes with so many skin tones. The brush also is great for contouring.

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I definitely tried products this month I did not enjoy. First, I bought the Urban Decay Baked Illuminating Powder; The first time I tried it, my best friend laughed as she walked through the door and asked if I dropped glitter all over my face. I looked in the mirror and I was one big sparkle. Its not subtle at all and has no real purpose.

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I also did not like the Nars Stick Concealer in Custard. I usually use the Nars liquid concealer, but wanted something a bit thicker for my under eyes. Unfortunately, this does not do the trick. It creases and does not cover anything but a few minor discolorations.Screen Shot 2015-10-07 at 9.12.19 AM I recommend the Bobbi Brown Concealer Duo I just purchased. I will review this product soon when I use it a bit more.

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Any request, Comment Below! XOXO



Celine ID Choker Necklace – Real vs. Steal


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The Celine ID Choker has been a staple item in celebrity bold-looks for years! The statement piece definitely turns heads; now, you can get the look for a MUCH better price!

Here is the original Celine ID Choker Necklace 

Here are the greatest dupes!

Marc by Marc Jacobs Id Plaque Chain Necklace (click image for store) $122 

 LuLu*s Identify My Love Gold ID Necklace $41

Banana Republic Link ID Necklace – $52

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If you guys want me to find any dupes of your favorite designer items, email me at MJBIZ@ME.COM!




MAC COSMETICS REVIEW – Taupe Lipstick, Honey Love Lipstick , Oak Lip Liner


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Screen Shot 2015-09-21 at 3.03.55 PMAs some of you may have noticed from the flood of selfies on my snapchat or instagram, I am once again falling in deep love with makeup experimenting! I finally decided to try wearing lipstick, and I am LOVING IT!! Today, I am going to share a couple of my new favorite MAC COSMETICS products for the fall!


Here are the 3 lip products I want to share with you!



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This matte lipstick from Mac Cosmetics has one of the best applications I’ve tried from this line! Matte lipsticks tend to crease and chunk easily due to the dry and packed pigmentation; I was extremely surprised from the smoothness!

This color is very similar to Nars Bahama, but it is definitely more matte!

I recommend using a lip treatment before using ANY matte lipstick. Because there is minimal shine, all cracks and dry patches are basically exposed.

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Left: Bite Beauty 5 Night Fix 

Right: Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub

Here is my look wearing Taupe!


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This color is the PERFECT pinky nude color. Sometimes, nude colors can completely wash a face out, not Honey Love. The matte lipstick definitely needs a lipliner though!

*If you have lighter skin, you can probably go a bit more nude with High Tea by MAC

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This is the Mac Cosmetics Lip Liner in Oak. Similar shades are:

Urban Decay Stark Naked, Smashbox Sienna

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Here is how I paired Honey Love and Oak! 

IMG_2746(Excuse my soccer-daddy look) :)

Next: I will be reviewing the BEST Mac Product! Subscribe to get notifications on my next posts!!



Makeup Product Review : Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil – Bahama

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Yes it is true, MJ now wears lipstick!….Well, only one shade… but we are making Screen Shot 2015-09-18 at 2.15.05 PMprogress!! A couple weeks ago, I was scrolling through the Instagram explore page (a night activity I take very seriously), and ran into a selfie of Bella Thorne rocking a mauve matte lipstick. I told myself I would try experimenting with lipstick from that moment on… dramatic am I?

This is the magical lipstick pencil!
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The pinkish brown color works with all skin types! Very smooth applicationIMG_2389

This Lipstick Pencil is matte, and the perfect shade that can be used night and day! It’s more on the pricey side, but definitely worth the money! You can find this shade at Sephora, Bloomingdales, and Nordstrom! 

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IMG_2480If you have any product reviews you’d like to see, send me an email or comment below!



Here’s a fun floor selfie :)


How I Edit My Instagram Photos


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Hello beautiful people! Today I woke up and felt like giving back…giving the people what they want, what they need, what they’ve been asking me to do for months……….share my Instagram secrets and tips!! This post is definitely the most requested! Lets jump into it!!

First of all, my instagram account:MJCandela

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Keeping your Instagram name/handle simple is important. You want the people searching your name to find you without trouble. Or, at least have your name in your account info!

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Have a constant feed. If you change your post around too much, your feed will be messy and not intriguing to new followers. Post things true to who you are, so people get of feel of who you are…that’s what Instagram is for!

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I edit my Instagram pictures on Instagram using their control panel. Here are the steps!

Here is the un-edited version of the photo


Then, you lift the brightness to around 5


Lift the contrast so the brightness doesn’t completely discolor any skin showing!


The warmth is made colder by pulling the degree negative, towards the 20’s. This will give the picture a clean look!


Last, you bring up the highlight to whiten the picture once again. Skip this step if the picture is already shadowless. If it gets grainy, then add shadow in the next step!


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I hope this post was helpful!! Next post: My new favorite lip product!!



My New Favorite Jewelry Site – RocksBox


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As a former accessory hoarder, I come to you with the solution for all jewelry fanatics! Recently, I came across a jewelry website that revolutionized jewelry-buying, or should  I say renting?

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Rocksbox is a premium jewelry subscription box that is delivered to you. You are loaned the jewelry for as long as you want, and return it when you’re done. Then , you can get a whole new box with new fun jewelry to use!! The buyer gets as many boxes a month as they want, for a low monthly cost!! There are three easy steps to creating your RocksBox account!

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You become a “Shine Insider”, take a style survey, and add items onto your fashion wishlist! Basically, RocksBox is getting an idea of what you love, to create the perfect jewelry box for your style!

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Screen Shot 2015-09-16 at 10.11.37 AMRETURN ANYTIME TO GET 3 NEW PIECES .Return your Rocksbox set anytime and as often as you like. Every set has 3 pieces of designer jewelry, worth an average of $200 per set.”

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A Rocksbox subscription can be yours for only $19 a month… And Guess What? I CAN GIVE YOU THE FIRST MONTH FREE!! 

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Use the code MJBFF9 at checkout for the first month of your RocksBox Subscription FREE. Click Here To Visit RocksBox

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So now that you know how AWESOME this subscription is, I’ll show you a couple pieces  I got in my first RocksBox!

Here’s the beautiful box I received! The box is DEFINITELY instagram worthy :)

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The adorable personalization makes the process even better!IMG_2379 Inside, they add a description of the jewelry, tailored specifically to you!IMG_2380Here are the three pieces I received! I love the packaging and brands RocksBox chose for me!
Here is the first piece! The coolest Tina Turk stackable Ring
IMG_2386 (1)Look out for the other two items in my next post, where I will be modeling them, paired with a cute outfit of the day!



Online Store Of The Month: She In


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Hello fellow shopaholics!!

As you may know yourself, online shopping is quite addictive (unfortunately). As an internet junky, I do a chunk of my shopping online; As easy as it seems, online shopping is very difficult if you don’t know where to look. Lucky for you, I have the inside scoop on the best online shops on the net. Here is my favorite of the month:

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Visit the site now through this link!

She in has a fantastic variety. The basics are my absolute favorites. Here are a few of my Favorite Basics from She in. 

Lace Up Shirt, ONLY $11 (linked here)

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Another She in Favorite is this Floral Backpack (Linked)

I have this beautiful backpack! Its only $40, and is comfortable, fashion forward, and a show stopper! Match with me :)

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She In is full of amazing pieces!! They always have some sort of promotion going on ! For new users, get 30% off HERE 


Here are a few more favs I plan on purchasing!

Navy Lapel Letter Embroidered Blouse – ONLY $16!!


Color-block Round Neck Sweater – ONLY $19



Brown Suede A Line Skirt– ONLY $18!


Thank you for reading!! Click on any picture to be directed onto She In !!



Lush Cosmetics Review – Cupcake Face Mask

Lush Cosmetic is a cosmetics brand that makes their products Screen Shot 2015-09-09 at 11.36.34 AMfrom scratch; Cleansers, Face Mask, and even Bath Bombs are their company’s staple items, made from hundreds of natural and raw ingredients. Today, I will be reviewing a face mask “Cupcake”. Lush writes that “Cupcake is our one Fresh Face Mask that was created for a bit of fun. At the time, our inventor’s daughter was a young girl having slumber parties with her girlfriends every weekend, so he whipped up a chocolate mint mask for young, oily skin (officially solidifying him as the coolest dad ever). If you suffer from oily or spotty skin, slather it in this cocoa concoction. With spearmint oil to cool, vanilla absolute to calm redness and Rhassoul mud to deeply cleanse- Cupcake is a sweet savior for young faces.”

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  1. Wash your hands before washing your face!!
  2. IMG_2047Read ingredients on bottle to make sure you are NOT allergic to any ingredients. This particular product has almonds, so if you are deathly allergic to nuts, STAY AWAY!  :)
  3. read the full list of ingredients on the bottle or on the lush website!
  4. BEGIN


  1.  Take Cupcake out of the refrigerator. YES IT MUST BE KEPT IN A FRIDGE!
  2. Add small dabs of Cupcake directly onto the face and smudge until your entire face is covered 
  3. I recommend taking off all makeup and product off the skin before adding the mask. Lush doesn’t specify if the face must be bare, but I have done both, and taking off everything will give better results!
  4. Concentrate the mix to your oily areas 
  5. IMG_2052 Also concentrate the mix onto the most acne-prone areas. Above you’ll see where I added more Cupcake Face Mask. 
  6. Let the face mask sit from 10-15 minutes. The bottle says 5-10, but I leave mine on a few minutes longerIMG_2051
  7. Wash the mask off with warm water. Towel dry.IMG_2057

As you can see, all moisture was absorbed.

PS: I put my hair in a cute pony to avoid hair in my face


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Screen Shot 2015-09-03 at 5.00.09 PMWhen I first applied Cupcake to my face it felt great and cold. I realized it must be applied QUICKLY because it dries quickly and can be smoothed out. I loved the texture of the product. The smell was nice and smelled very chocolate-y  (as the name indicates). The smell was not too overpowering on the face as I thought it would be.
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When the mask was placed, it hardened immediately (good because it did not drip or get messy).

The Mask had a nice faint scent. I didn’t feel any tingling or discomfort on my face while the mask was on.

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My face was instantly smooth and oil free after the mask. I was VERY surprised by the great results. My face still glowed and felt like a baby’s bottom!! The mask worked miracles, no joke! The feeling stayed throughout the day, as my face did not get oily AT ALL!


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Hope you guys found this review helpful!

One more Lush review coming this month!!




Acai Bowls – What, Where, When, How?

So about five months ago, I had my first acai bowl. This bowl of happiness and sweet, sweet fruit base (mixed with granola, bananas, peanut butter, and cacao nibbles) changed my life.

This was my first (and best) acai bowl. It was from a small place in LA, Ubatuba. (This bowl is the medium sized Felix with extra PB and no bee pollen). This acai bowl was my favorite due to the icy acai; sometimes the acai is too watery and becomes “soupy”. Some people enjoy more of a liquid acai though. Acai bowls are ALL ABOUT PREFERENCE.

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An acai bowl is basically a thick-blended smoothie, composed of acai fruit and sugar (usually).

It can be topped with anything, literally. Most acai bowls contain granola, fruit (banana, strawberries, blueberries), peanut butter or honey, chia seeds, and sometimes even cacao chips.

Acai bowls sometimes appears as ice cream, sometimes even tastes like ice cream. Its a much healthier alternative, and can be eaten for breakfast!!

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This particular acai bowl is from Jamba Juice; it was actually quite great (not what I was expecting). The acai bowl contains: acai, coconut, granola, strawberries, blueberries, bananas, honey, and peanut butter. It was a bit more liquid than I like. IMG_1795

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This next acai bowl is from a place in Weston, The organic corner. This acai bowl was NOT good. The acai was very watery, the peanut butter was not smooth OR crunchy, and the granola wasn’t granola…it was more of a cereal.

I recommend using Yelp Reviews to find the best acai joints new you!

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give you the energy you need to start your day or end it.

When is it best to eat a bowl? In the morning. Acai bowls do have a lot of sugar, so its best to eat an acai bowl early in your day to burn the carbohydrates.

*The fruit in the acai bowl contains sugar, so don’t freak out when you see a bowl has 69 grams of sugar, its mostly the fruit!

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I hope this post was helpful to my food lovers!!

Any questions? Comment Below~



Lush Cosmetics Review – Angels on Bare Skin Cleanser


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Lush Cosmetic is a cosmetics brand that makes their products from scratch; Cleansers, Face Mask, and even Bath Bombs are their company’s staple items, made from hundreds of natural and raw ingredients. IMG_1843Lush has some of my favorite face and body products. Today, I will be reviewing a cleanser “Angels On Bare Skin”. Lush writes that “The kaolin clay base deep-cleanses while finely ground almonds and lavender flowers gently exfoliate away dry skin. We add lavender oil to soothe and balance, and rose absolute to calm redness. If it’s smooth, radiant skin you’re after, this is the cleanser for you!” 

Click this link to purchase the product!

I am going to show you how i used my Lush Cosmetics CLeanser, Step by step!

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Lets Find out if it works!

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  1. Wash your hands before washing your face!!!
  2. Read ingredients on bottle to make sure you are NOT allergic to any ingredients. This particular product has almonds, so if you are deathly allergic to nuts, STAY AWAY! :)
  3. read the full list of ingredients on the bottle or on the lush website!
  4. BEGIN

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  1. Place a pea-sized amount with a little water in your palmIMG_1851IMG_1852

2.  Message the cleanser into the skin

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3.  Wash your face with WARM water

4. Towel dry


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IMG_1844My first impression on the ‘Angels on Bare Skin’ was the clay-type
consistency. My other lush products usually have a grainy, almost sandy consistency. That was an interesting twist. 

The smell was a mixture of almost almond-infused-milk mixed with flowers. Great Smell. 

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When mixing the water with the Cleanser, it got very milky and smooth

When I applied the cleanser to my skin, it was less rough than expected. My other favorite lush cleanser, Dark Angels, is very rough and sandy on the face, Angels on Bare Skin is WAY more delicate. 

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After washing my face with the cleanser, my face instantly felt less dry. I had dry patches near my cheeks and forehead, and they felt moisturized and smooth. 

The area around my nose didn’t get too red. When using other harsh cleansers, it irritates my sensitive skin


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Reviewing Another Lush Product This Saturday!



Top VMA Looks – Kylie Jenner


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Controversy stroke when Kylie Jenner landed the red carpet in her extra-extra-mini Balmain dress and her bangs. Personally – I ADORED this look; the wig was an intelligent touch to bring the short dress from inappropriate to more of a formal ensemble. The gold was a great contrast with her  skin tone and cat eyes.

Then, Kylie moved on to outfit number two. I stopped breathing. Her tight Balmain Dress was the perfect selection for her body. I almost wish she had worn this stunning creation the entire night. The skin-tight dress hugged her curves perfectly, making her hairdo look even more shiny and spectacular. 10/10 in my eyes!Kylie Jenner VMAS


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