On Location Glam Los Angeles Launch Party + Blushcon 2018

This past weekend was a complete blur as I felt 2018 really kick into full throttle! In the last 5 days I’ve attended quite a number of events but the ones I’m featuring here are from Blushcon 2018 and On Location Glam’s Los Angeles Launch Party!

Both events were tons of fun. I got to meet a lot of new influencers, the food was great and the gift bags were pretty awesome too. Upon entering On Location Glam’s launch party, we were ushered onto the red carpet for a photo opt and a brief interview with the headline question being your parting words about “Beauty” My answer was something to the effect of, “Don’t let anyone own your beauty!” 

There was great entertainment as well as lots to snack on and drink….maybe too much, but hey, I’m not driving! Thank goodness for Uber

On Location Glam gave all attending guest these amazing t3Mirco Singlepass Curling Wand, and swag from Mommy In Los Angeles Magazine. 


The next few days I spent at Blushcon 2018 at the Pomona Fairplex. Blushcon is held in conjunction with the Asian American Expo and Anime Impulse so there was a steady flow of traffic during the entire event. Some of the vendors were Wet N Wild, Nail and Bone, Dr. Bronners, Bioderma, Skin Gym and Neocell.  

There were plenty of awesome photo props to take pictures with - or in! 

Throughout the day they held panels featuring Influencers in various genres like these gorgeous gentlemen. 

Never Broken - Songs Are Only Half the Story by Jewel | Book Review

First off I want to tell you guys how amazing Jewel looks on the cover!And I have to mention, in the beginning - it’s a tear jerker - especially if you listen to the audible version of the book - which I did.

I picked Jewel’s book to review - well actually I don’t make a book review judgment until after I’ve finished reading but I had a hunch I was going to get into it. Anyway, a few weeks ago I was listening to the James Altucher Show podcast ( you know I love him) I’ll get into that later and he was interviewing Jewel. I was like WHATTT!

I knew a little bit about her background but just the basic stuff like her being from Alaska and having somewhat of a challenging childhood but I had no idea - and you don’t either unless you’ve read this book.

There were so many prolific moments of this book. I made a list of quotes from the book to share with you because they were just like WOW!

Lines like:
"You don’t out live pain."
"Hard wood grows slowly"
"the strongest things bend"
 "the white girls guide to being an underdog"
"Drunk on reason"
"Hiding in logic"
"Human full of holes or a whole human"

Jewel has definitely done a tremendous amount of self-reflection and deep inner work to get where she is with herself today - separate from music. I feel like music was her vehicle to evolve emotionally and physically from the experience and family history she came from but  I don’t like to project onto others what “I” think their life journey is about. I am just extremely impressed and have a lot of admiration and respect for her progress.

I think I related to the book most because we actually have a lot in common. Our first names are the same! Yes, my first name is “Juel”! I also had some very challenging times in my childhood very, very similar to Jewel’s and it’s always refreshing to hear someone else talk about these experiences and have such a balanced perspective on things. On one side there were these terrible things that happened but on the other side, there was this fairytale experience. I think Jewel really showed the contrast of the struggle with her parents and the uniqueness of growing up in Alaska as a homesteader at that particular time and with her specific lineage.

Never Broken is definitely a book or audible you should pick up whether you're a fan of Jewel or not. I personally went for the Audible version after hearing her interview with James. Her speaking voice is just as soothing as her singing voice. Also in the Audible version, she sings several of her lyrics. Very nice touch!

Before I wrap up this review, I wanted to recite one last quote from Never Broken I think we all need to keep on file. 

"We are often too quick to write our friends off when their choices don't fit into our mental models of what we think they should be doing or how they should be acting."

Women Like Us : Together Changing the World by Linda Rendleman

With only a few hours left, the countdown to the end of 2017 is here. For my last post of the year, I wanted to highlight a book I’ve been wanting to share on this blog for the past few months. 

As many of you already know, a few months ago, I joined the Women Like Us Ambassador Board. Our mission is to empower facilitates on the ground organizations that are rescuing women from sex trafficking and helping them on the path to recovery. 

The Women Like Us book features Deepak Chopra, Nancy O’Reilly, Celeste Mergens, Linda Rendleman herself, Catt Sadler and the First Lady of Kenya, Ida Odinga. It touches on homelessness, sex trafficking, abuse, bullying, female genital mutilation and so much more.

I love the fact that all of these powerful women came together to create this book. Watch my entire review of Women Like Us: Together Changing the World, here


Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick Review

Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick  Review by Daisi Jo Reviews
Laura Mercier released a new lipstick called Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick which retails for $28 each. The lipsticks range in 24 shades from the palest nudes to deepest purples. The lipsticks are a new take on the popular shadow sticks. They’re packaged in a slim twist tube which also features a pop out shaper at the end.

Daisi Jo Reviews Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick in Ruthless and Queen

The Velour Extreme Matte Lipsticks deliver full coverage in one application. They’re meant to replace having to line your lips so you use just one lip product. The finish is creamy without leaving your lips dry. 

I was sent 2 shades in Ruthless from the nude range and Queen from the deep reds/purple range. In my opinion, Ruthless is a bit on the ashy side and to make it work, I definitely need to add a lip liner or a darker bash in order to give the shade more richness on my lips. I really, really love the Queen shade! 

Anyway, check out my full review and see my “Wear Test” here

Daisi Jo Reviews Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick in Queen

Daisi Jo Reviews Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick in Ruthless

2017 Holiday Gift Guide for your Co-Workers, Boss, and Clients

A gift may not always be necessary for all people that fall into the categories of co-worker, boss or client - it totally depends on your work environment and relationships within it, however, for those to whom it is appropriate and appreciated to exchange gifts, this list offers a little support! When it comes to gift giving often times it’s impossible to find the right gift for co-workers, bosses and clients. At the last minute, we’re often times rushing to make last-minute purchases just to say, “ we got them something” and end up with something generic and rather lackluster when it comes holiday time. So we’ve gathered an exciting list of gifting possibilities that your office mates, bosses or clients are sure to love! 

Healthy Vegan Snacks Care Package

The Vegan Gift Box by Bunny James is a collection of 20 full size individually wrapped single-serve Vegan snacks. Their vegan healthy snack assortment includes a mix of delicious and nutritious snacks and chips with plenty of sweet and savory options to fit every taste bud.

Zojirushi Stainless Steel Mug

Minimal design for maximum capacity, this stainless steel mug features a pictograph lock for foolproof spills and a stopper that disassembles for thorough cleaning.

Small Bud Glass Vases
Simple yet beautiful these small glass vases instantly brighten any empty space and create an elegant and relaxing design in any area of your home. These versatile jars in vintage milk bottle design will look cute on any countertop display, desk, windowsill or even outdoors.

Ghirardelli Holiday Chocolate Tower
This is a gift of pure chocolate bliss perfect for friends, family or your business clients. From top to bottom, this beautiful Tower includes: 2 Ounce Peanuts; 8 Assorted Intense Dark Squares; 15 Assorted Peppermint Bark Squares and Dark Peppermint Bark Squares; and 28 Assorted Filled and Solid Squares. -

Glass Shell Terrarium Vase
This terrarium kit includes everything to create your own terrarium. The set includes: A seashell glass planter, 2 faux succulents, 4 seashells, and 163 grams of sand. Accessories can be replaced by real plants, or displayed with the included accessories for beautiful décor.

Willow Tree Plaque by Susan Lordi
Made from stone resin, each piece is hand painted by artist, Susan Lordi and is perfect to display on any wall in the home or office.

5 Tier Flavored Peanut Tower

Presented in a prepackaged reusable signature tin, this is a gift anyone can enjoy. Each tower includes, peanuts flavored with Bacon Ranch, Siracha, Black Pepper, Sugar Roasted, Salted Roasted Peanuts. -

2018 Agenda Planner by Sapphire Accessories
Inspire all the girls in your office with with this 2018 Agenda Planner. Featuring 14 months of large and spacious monthly and weekly views. Runs Dec 2017 – Jan 2019. Two-page monthly views followed by weekly spreads, with inspirational quotes for each month. Includes full notes pages, 2018 and 2019 yearly overviews, holiday list & more. It also comes in a gorgeous gift box!

Bound Leather Journal
(3 in 1) Leather Journal, Gold Pen, Gift Box set comes in a deluxe presentation gift box. Ideal for writers, poets, journalists, and travelers. This journal features premium buffalo leather and 300 sheets of quality paper.