Monday, December 30, 2013

MANI MONDAY: Jessie's Girl Holiday Frosted Gum Drops

If any of you are ipsy Glam Bag subscribers, you may have already seen my latest manicure featuring Jessie's Girl Holiday Frosted Gum Drops Collection in Sugar Plum Fairy. Pictured below, you can see that it is a beautiful, textured purple nail polish. I actually created this particular nail design on a whim during my lunch break. The color was so perfect and festive for the Holidays!

So what do you guys think?! Did any of you get this awesome polish in your ipsy December Glam Bag? If you did, please feel free to share your manicure with me! I'd love to see what creative nail designs you've come up with! <3 

Denise Joyce

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


I know that it has been quite some time since I uploaded a new video to my YouTube Channel or posted up a new blog post. If you follow me on any of my other Social Media Channels, you will already know that I recently got a job offer to work at ipsy and moved into a new apartment. 

This has been a fun, exciting, and busy life transition for me, so I do hope you guys can understand my brief hiatus. I promise that once I get my new apartment settled and relaxed into my new routine, I will be back to my regular blog and video uploading schedule. 

That said, I am super excited to be back, and I have tons of ideas for future videos and blog posts! Thank you all for your continued love and support! I truly do appreciate your patience with me as I slowly get the ball rolling again.

Please enjoy the photos below, featuring all of the fun and exciting things I've been able to be a part of since starting at ipsy in late September. 

 My Nail Art for October's "Art of Beauty" Glam Bag featuring Zoya - Neve

My Nail Art featured with the other ipsy ladies in October's "Every Day with Zoya" Contest

 My InstaGlam outfit styling inspiration featuring November's "Glam It Up!" Glam Bag 

My outfit featured with the other ipsy ladies for November's "InstaGLAM" Contest

The gorgeous ipsy ladies I have the pleasure of working with! 

Denise Joyce

Friday, October 11, 2013


Hello my Loves!

Today's outfit mixes a couple of my favorite pieces for the Fall season. I LOVE cable knit sweaters, swing skirts, loafers, and structured satchels. Together these individually trendy pieces create the perfect, cute and cozy outfit for Fall. 

Cute & Cozy

I'd love to wear this outfit to work or on a day in the city with my closest friends. It's a great combination of being feminine while still remaining comfortable. Wear would you wear this outfit? I'd love to know! <3

Denise Joyce

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Wellness 101: The AWESOME-ness of Drinking Tea!

Hello my Loves!

In today’s Wellness 101, I want to share with you the AWESOME benefits of drinking tea. If you watched my latest October Favorites video, you will know that I only recently began drinking tea because I wanted to cut back on coffee. I found myself slowly but surely falling for the warm and cozy comfort that only a cup of tea can provide.

Black, white, and green teas are loaded with beneficial antioxidants! Studies have shown that tea can help boost your exercise endurance, hydrate your body, maintain a healthy body weight, look younger, and reduce your stress levels. 
Why wouldn't you want to drink tea when it has all of these great benefits right?!

Below are a few of my personal favorite teas! Be sure to click the images if you'd like to purchase them!


Do you love tea as much as I do? What are some of your favorite teas? I'd love to try some of your favorites! <3

Denise Joyce

Monday, October 7, 2013

MAKEUP MONDAY: Crème de Couture Collection

Hello my Loves!

In today's Makeup Monday, I want to talk about one of my most lusted after makeup collections from Sigma Beauty, the Crème de Couture Collection. 

All of the colors in Crème de Couture are inspired by the decadent delights of french macarons; with shades ranging from soft to deep, light and buttery to bold and rich. The matte finishes emulate the soft opaque tops and textures from each confection. This charming, yet modern collection was made to add subtlety to saturated colors.
Crème de Couture Eye Shadow Palette $32
Individual Blush Shades $12 each
Crème de Couture Collection $55 ($68 value)

So what do you guys think?! The colors of the collection are so beautiful! Plus, they are inspired by one of my favorite french treats! I want to pick up this collection so badly, so I'm slowly setting aside money every paycheck. Hopefully, I can finally pick it up soon! You can get the entire Crème de Couture Collection and get 10% OFF your entire order using the code "FALL2013". HAPPY SHOPPING! <3 

Denise Joyce

Friday, October 4, 2013


Hello my Loves!

Today's outfit is another perfect example of my edgy, chic yet feminine style. Mixing a flirty dress, faux black leather, and edgy accessories create a new twist on an otherwise grungy look. As the weather continues to cool down, a slouchy hat and warm stockings will transform the look to be Fall and Winter appropriate. 

Tough Love

Jack Wills dress / Aéropostale jacket / Trasparenze tight, $26 / Frye ankle booties, $320 / King Baby Studio sterling silver pendant / Relic jewelry, $16 / River Island black ribbed beanie, $13

This outfit would be perfect for a night out in the city! Where would you rock this look? I'd love to know!

Denise Joyce

Friday, September 27, 2013

FASHION FRIDAY: Pretty in Plaid!

Hello my Loves!

Many of you already know that I've been watching Gossip Girl endlessly! Inspired by the style of my favorite drama queen, Blair Waldorf, I've created the outfit below. I am obsessed with Blair's perfectly pieced outfits. I've always enjoyed wearing plaid during the Fall, and I was intrigued by Blair's ability to mix and match different colors and patterns that you normally wouldn't expect to go together. 

Pretty in Plaid!

I'd love to rock this on the streets of the city all bundled up & cozy! Where would you rock this outfit? Let me know in a comment below!

Denise Joyce

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Wellness 101: Hiking Mission Peak!

Hello my Loves!

Last Wednesday, I posted a video about my recent hike up Mission Peak with my friend Dianna on September 11th. Mission Peak is located in Fremont, CA, and it's one of my favorite places to hike in the Bay Area. It is an excellent butt & thigh workout, since the trail is so steep. Just in case you missed it, take a look at the video below! ENJOY! <3

 If you ever do this hike, it is ESSENTIAL to take a victory photo at the top! LOL

Me & my friend Dianna

Do you live in the Bay Area? What are some of your favorite places to hike? I'd love to know!

Denise Joyce

Monday, September 23, 2013

MAKEUP MONDAY: My Benefit & ipsy Lash Bash Beauty Brunch!

Hello my Loves!

Yesterday was my Benefit & ipsy sponsored Lash Bash Beauty Brunch! It was a great success, and I am so eager to share all the fun I had with my friends! Check out the pictures below to see all the food, fun & Benefit makeup! <3

Brunch Menu & Customized Water Bottles!

Macarons, Croissants, & Madeleines!

Cutlery & Benefit Napkins!

Mimosa Bar! (Served in Mason Jars)

Rainbow Fruit Kabobs!

Closer look at the Cutlery!

Food Spread!

Yogurt Parfait Bar Instructions!

Self-Serve Yogurt Parfait Bar!

Two Fakes & a Real WINNER of Benefit's Cabana Glama!
"I've been naked in public in Canada!"

Benefit Cosmetics!

Benefit's Spring 2013 Glam Guide, Coffee Filter Flower centerpiece,  Beauty Product Samples, & Lash Bash Swag! 

Benefit Makeover Time!

More makeovers!

Check out some of the completed Eye Looks! <3

DIY Lash Bash Decor!
My Lash Bash decor was inspired by two of my favorite Benefit products: the POREfessional & CORALista!

DIY Tissue Balls!

DIY Coffee Filter Flower Centerpiece!

More Tissue Balls!

Another Coffee Filter Centerpiece!


I hope you all enjoyed the pictures! Thank you so much to Benefit Cosmetics & ipsy for choosing me to be a Lash Bash Hostess! It was an AMAZING opportunity, and I feel truly BLESSED to be able to share my love for Benefit Cosmetics & ipsy with my closest friends!

Denise Joyce

Friday, September 20, 2013


Hello my Loves!

In lieu of the Lash Bash Beauty brunch that I'm throwing this Saturday, I decided to put together a Sunday brunch outfit. I always look forward to brunch on the weekends! I love being able to sleep in and not worry about missing my favorite meal of the day.

I wanted to keep the outfit casual and simple, yet chic. The light colors and floral print look very elegant, but paired with white denim shorts; everything remains casual. The choice of accessories: bag, sunglasses, and sandals, create a very bohemian chic look. I can already picture myself at Sunday brunch sipping tea, eating scones, and catching up on the latest gossip with my best girlfriends. 

Sunday Brunch

So what do you think? What would you plan to wear at your next Sunday Brunch?

Denise Joyce

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Lash Bash Party Swag!

Hello my Loves!

As you can see, I am skipping my usual Wellness 101 today. My Benefit & ipsy sponsored Lash Bash party swag FINALLY arrived yesterday, and I am so excited to be able to share all of the Benefit goodies I got with you! Check out everything in my pictures below! ENJOY! ^________^ 

All the Benefit goodies right out of the box!

Clockwise from Bottom: 
They're Real! makeup bag, #realsies Instagram frame, Hostess letter, Benefit's Glam Guide Spring 2013, & Post-party coupons!

Finished swag bags for each of my guests!

Left to Right: 
They're Real! mascara, Hervana face powder, Gimme brow in light/medium & medium/deep

Peek-A-Bright Eyes Kit

Creaseless Cream Shadows in bikini-tini & bronze have more fun

Left to Right: Deluxe samples of sugarbomb ultra plush lip gloss, they're real! mascara, & benetint cheek and lip stain

(The remaining products I purchased with my own money from ULTA & Sephora as prizes for the winners of the games we will play during the Lash Bash Saturday!)

Cabana Glama from ULTA

Go Tropi Coral from Sephora

Benefit samples from ULTA & Sephora

I can't wait for the party Saturday! Now that I have my Lash Bash party swag, the party has really come together. I will be uploading pictures during my Lash Bash via Twitter and Instagram on Saturday! Be on the look out, so you can join in on all the fun! 

Denise Joyce