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Day in the life! Follow me around during a pretty busy day. I had a photoshoot with JCP & a panel to speak on for L’Oreal. I would have posted this vlog sooner but had to wait until the content from the shoot went live with JCP. Either way, I hope you liked this video & let me know if you want to see more of these kinds of videos and snippets from my day-to-day life in the comments. Love you! x Jess

To see more of the JCP lookbok & all the other real amazing girls (Anna Akana, Nadia Aboulhosn, Tanesha Awasthi, Angie Chang, Cassie Ho, Tess Holiday, Missy Lanning & Cassie Hollister, Missy Lynn, Daniela Ramirez, Helen Zhu) involved, go here: http://jcplookbook.com/

BLACK & WHITE Sweater & Skirt Set is by Nicole Miller. & Yes, they let me keep it!

 


Who Is Kyle Moon is my own jewelry line with pieces that are designed and handmade by me! Some items are one-of-a-kind and some are made with vintage pieces. Anyone that has ordered from my line knows that it's a very personal experience & that it brings me great joy to bring you sparkly things.

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The “Baking” or “Cooking” technique is one that I had been playing with for years .. before it became a “trend”. I would love to use powder to bump up & intensify highlights at the sides of the nose (to make it look thinner) and along the underside of my cheek contour to really carve it out further and kick up the contrast! There are SO many benefits to “baking” your face:

– PREVENTS CONCEALER FROM CREASING

– LOCKED IN / BULLETPROOF / LONGER-LASTING MAKEUP 

– BUMPS UP INTENSITY OF HIGHLIGHT + BRIGHTNESS

– BUMPS UP CONTOUR CONTRAST / REALLY CARVES OUT YOUR CHEEKBONES

– MINIMIZES THE APPEARANCE OF PORES (especially because you’re applying loose powder with a dampened beauty blender sponge)

Here, I’ll show you:

I will say that in theory, it might seem like A LOT of makeup but I will say that the concealer I use is very thin in consistency so it doesn’t ever end up looking cakey. If you have dry skin, you may benefit in finishing this all off with a few mists of MAC Fix+. If you have oilier skin, you know that anything will look dewy on your skin in about an hour or so!

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I recently came across a photo-morph of Angelina Jolie and Megan Fox by artist Pedro Berg Johnsen online and was mesmerized. Angelina Jolie and Megan Fox have constantly been compared to one another for their looks and overall bad-girl vibe. I wanted to recreate the look but also have fun and turn this into a little bit of a transformation of my own. In the past, I’ve transformed myself into Iggy Azalea and even, Eminem.

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From as far back as I can remember up until now, I cannot recall a single girl I’ve ever known that hasn’t ever brought up the subject of hair in conversation. Every female friend or relative I’ve ever had has at some point talked about their hair – what they love about it, what they wish was different, what they plan on doing to it.

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A woman’s hair is always telling a story. Her hair is, in many ways, an extension of herself. We’ve all witnessed at least one girl cry over a haircut that didn’t go as planned. Some of us have been that girl. While bald can be daringly beautiful, many women feel their hair is a large part of their femininity.

It’s a common scene in any woman’s life: experimenting with boxed dyes over our bathroom sinks, risking the health of our hair and potentially hundreds of dollars at the salon the next day to try to fix what we probably should have left to a professional in the first place. At that same moment, other women just like you and others you know are being robbed of their locks by illness and disease.

If you’re a woman that loves her own hair, it’s impossible not to have sympathy and compassion for another that’s lost all of hers. Join the Pantene Beautiful Lengths #8or8 challenge by going to their site and finding out how you can help make a difference in another woman’s life right now.

September 8th is National Donate Your Hair Day. While my hair is super-long, it’s unfortunately not virgin (remember my ombre experiment?) so instead, I donated my own money to the cause. You have the option of donating 8 inches of your hair or $8 (or more, if you wish) to Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths cause. To donate, click here.

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*This post is a promotion for Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths #8or8 Campaign.

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joan-rivers-jessica-harlow-blogORIGINALLY POSTED ON SEPT. 4TH 2014:

I’ve had this Joan Rivers post on my to-do list since last year and have kept putting it off and putting it off. I did not want to write it since she had been admitted into the hospital as I didn’t want to even consider the thought that she wouldn’t make it through. But, today, with a heavy heart, I’m taking the time to reflect on some of the things that made me admire Joan Rivers ever since I could remember. I was first introduced to Joan Rivers in the 90s when she appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s talk show and remember Joan saying something about, “I’d rather see a new face come out of an old car than an old face coming out of a new one.” And there, even though I was maybe around 7 years old, my lifelong friendship with Joan Rivers began. Ever since, Joan had always been someone I turned to when I needed a laugh or some light-hearted yet poignant advice. For years, her face — or faces 😉 — have graced inspiration boards + collages as a reminder of what a hard-working woman can achieve and that it’s never too late to succeed.

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Joan Rivers’ husband and father to her daughter, Edgar Rosenberg, had committed suicide. This was a very difficult time for both Joan and her daughter, Melissa. Part of Joan’s coping & grieving process was to include jokes about her late husband’s suicide in her stand-up routine. I learned through this, from very young, that if you want to create distance between yourself and a horribly painful event, find a way to laugh about it. Nothing that has happened to me in my life is off-limits. I joke and laugh about it all. My motto is: if you don’t laugh, you’ll cry.
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