Monday, October 24, 2016

Runway Hair Aveda | Styling with Meg


Hi loves! I've been wanting to share with you guys the Salon and Amazing Gal who saved my hair! So just a few months ago I had very blonde hair. It took me forever to get to the desired blonde that I wanted. Lots of hair appointments and hours in the chair, and still I would neglect my hair, and simply just didn't have the energy or the time to go in as often as I should. I got to the point where I just wanted to find an in between hairstyle. Something along the lines of a melt/ ombré or a balayage. Just something that would have my hair looking fresh but that wouldn't be as much up keep. I was ready to make an appointment and turns out the only hair stylist I had been seeing for the past two years had moved away! What?!?! So being the impulsive person that I am I resorted to a box hair dye. I know! Not good! But I was desperate and honestly I just didn't want to take the time to find a new hairstylist at that time because of past bad experiences I've had. Luckily Meg of Runway Hair and Styling with Meg held an event and was offering hair color services. I was honest with her and had let her know I had recently done boxed hair dye in my hair. Never lie to your hairdresser!  She gave my hair a chance and we honestly didn't know what the outcome would be, but it was so perfect and exactly what I wanted! She saved my hair, was able to get it to my desired color, and on top of that it wasn't damaged at all! I would honestly recommend her and this salon to anyone looking for any beauty service really. They provide you with the most amazing service and are just the most fun staff! I seriously just fell in love with everything about this salon and lucky for you guys, you can too! Runway hair is inviting all GorJess Me Up  followers to "Fall in love with your hair" this Fall by offering all of you 30% off a custom color and also giving you an Aveda Dry Shampoo ( which is amazing) when you schedule an appointment for this Fall season. You can call them at 801.553. 6337 😊 You will without a doubt leave feeling like a million bucks! 

Monday, March 16, 2015

Petunia Pickle Bottom PhotoShoot

Hi Ladies and Mommy's everywhere!Today I wanted to do a post that is directed more to the mommy's and soon to be mommy's, because it is my main role so it just comes natural to me to want to share with my mommy friends what some of my must have mommy products are, and what I love about them. I love beauty and I love fashion, but baby products and shopping for my boys is my number one weakness. One product I am absolutely in love with and feel that every modern mom should have is the Petunia Pickle Bottom diaper bags. They have the cutest designs for every season, which let's face it, us mom's look for that because we are pretty much abandoning our handbags for a couple years, and the only time we don't have our diaper bag with us is when we are away from our babies. These bags are super spacious and can carry all your baby necessities no matter what design you get. I have had the "Boxy Backpack" and the one photographed below is the "Sashay Satchel" which I am loving! I love that most of their bags have the "backpack option" because sometimes you have your hands full and this comes in handy. Their bags are sturdy enough to carry so much and I know that is important for me, because I do tend to carry more than I may need to just because I feel I may need it all at one point. Bottom line is these bags are amazing and I have fallen in love with them. I feel that every mom should have one and will not be dissapointed. You can purchase these bags here. Please feel free to comment below with any questions!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Pamper Yourself: Pureza Spa

Hi Ladies! Happy International Womens day! I wouldn't normally post on a Sunday, but with it being international womens day and all I thought it would be fun to do a post on something that all women love. which is getting pampered and taking the time to do something for yourself that will make you feel better inside and out. I think we all know that inner beauty is always the most important thing in a person, but I also think we can all agree that feeling good about yourself on the outside makes a big impact on how you feel about yourself on the inside as well. Plus a little makeup and hair treatment never hurt anybody! Today I am talking about one of my favorite places to go when I need a good pick me up or some MAJOR hair TLC. I recently got my hair done at Pureza  Spa and Salon in Provo, Utah and below you will see a before and after transformation of my hair. The before picture  is quite embarrassing.  I admit that juggling so many things in my life causes me to unfortunately neglect my hair for months at a time, and it is horrible! But with the help of the amazing stylist Janet at Pureza I was able to change that. All the staff at Pureza is so friendly and talented that it makes the experience of getting pampered even more enjoyable. In May I will be leaving with my husband to Jamaica for our 3 year anniversary vacation and I will definitely be getting a package of all their amazing services including spray tans and eyelash extensions. I highly recommend them to anyone in the Utah area. They are amazing and you will not regret it. Do yourself a favor and get spring and summertime ready at Pureza Spa and you can thank me later!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Pureza Spa Event: Frankie Rose Cosmetics Review

Hi Ladies! I hope you're all  having a fabulous end to your weekend! Before this new week got started I wanted to tell you guys about an event I had the pleasure of being a part of on Thursday at Pureza Spa in Provo Utah. They put together a super fun event for some beautiful ladies where I got to do makeup lessons and present makeup tips and techniques to all of them and they had one of their amazing hair stylist Janet do the same for hair. It was a super fun event and I was so happy that I got to introduce some of the ladies to Frankie Rose Cosmetics for the first time. Being that Frankie Rose is one of my all time favorite lines I was more than happy to tell them and show them why I loved it so much. I brag about Frankie Rose to all my clients and I thought it was also time that I did a review for all of you guys. I received a care package from the Frankie Rose team just recently so I have been able to play and fall in love with some more of their stuff. Below I have listed the products I've used and a review! Enjoy!

So let me just go on a rant about their Prime Addiction primer, because it is probably one of my favorite things in their whole line! I have a lot of discoloration in my skin and tons of blemishes and this primer just makes it all look even and toned without even having to
put foundation on! This is a definite must have!

Matte Perfection Foundation: This is my favorite
 foundation at the moment. It feels super lightweight, but gives you a full coverage flawless finish.
Concealers: Their concealers do their job perfectly, and cover up any flaws in the skin such as blemishes or breakouts, and they are great for under eye dark circles. I also like to use one two shades lighter and one two shades darker to use as a cream contour and highlight.

Three Shade Blush "Enchanted": This is my favorite contour palette to have with me on the go. It has a really pretty matte bronze blush that you can use to contour in "Canyon Spice" and my Favorite blush from their line in "Starburst" 

Lipsticks: Their lipsticks are amazing! They go on smooth as butter without any mess, I absolutely love them and currently have every single shade! My favorite is "Apricot"

Lipglosses: I love their lipglosses because they give you a really plumpy glossed pout, but they are not sticky at all.

"Down to earth" 5 shade eyeshadow: This palette comes with 5 shades and I love it because it is perfect to carry in your every day makeup bag and it looks beautiful on ladies of all eye colors! 

I hope you guys enjoyed this review and all these products can be purchased on Frankie Rose Cosmetics website

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

GorJess Me Up Makeup Studio

Hi Guys! So I've been wanting to do a post that features my makeup studio for a while now. This is just a little sneak peek of where all the beauty happens. For most wedding days I travel to the brides location to save them the time and the hassle especially because ( We all know that can already be a hectic day as it is) But for services such as consultations, makeup lessons, and makeup parties my clients are welcome to schedule them at a convenient day and time at my cozy makeup studio. Obviously (like with anything else ) I feel I still need to add more to my studio but little by little it is getting there 😉 I wanted my studio to be a girl friendly place that will  be inviting  to all  ladies! I realize that not all girls  love PINK like I do so it has been pretty tough on me to  refrain from buying things that make it look like pepto bismol exploded in my  studio ( weird example) but I'm all about that. I tried to stick with neutral pastel colors with a
vintage french boudoir feel that still reflects my kind of style. I have posted some photos below of my work in progress so I hope you guys like it! Also feel free to contact me to schedule your makeup service with Me at my makeup studio at anytime. For all inquiries email  me at :)

Friday, January 16, 2015

About Me

. Hi guys! I'm so excited that my new blog is finally up! I just thought I would introduce myself and let you know a little bit about me in my first post! My name is Jess and I love all things Beauty, Fashion, and Style. Whether it be makeup, outfits, or even interior design. I have my own makeup business called "GorJess Me Up" which has provided me with so many great experiences in the passed two years. I love to be inspired by different colors, materials, and photos. I pretty much love everything antique, retro, vintage, and a little bit of modern as well. I've always had a unique way of putting things together, but I love how it turns out in the end. I live in Utah and come from a family of two amazing parents and 4 beautiful sisters. I've been married to my wonderful husband for almost 3 years and we have two adorable little boys who will definitely be making some appearances on my blog, because I love styling them all up too! I hope you enjoy my blog and I look forward to collaborating with many of you!