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Channel Update | Blogger + Photographer New Studio In DTLA | Daisi Jo Reviews


If you’ve been paying attention to my Youtube Channel then you’ve probably noticed that I haven’t posted a video in a while. Shame on me, I know! But I’ve got a perfect explanation as to what I’ve been up to since January.

I officially launched, Brazen Studios L.A.! You may have heard me mention it in some of my earlier videos. In short, Brazen Studios L.A. is a photo and video studio for bloggers. We house beauty counters, lights, backdrops, photography equipment and more for content creators. I’ll definitely be talking about the studio and the exciting projects we have going here in future posts.

In the meantime, I wanted to give you a preview in my Channel Update video below!


#LiveRAW | Matrix Biolage - Real. Authentic. Wholesome. Shampoo and Conditioner Review

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I’ve probably said it a thousand times but I hate putting crap in my hair - silicones, parabens, sulphates…all of that has to go! So my latest test drive is with Matrix Biolage. They created the R.A.W. line which stands for Real, Authentic, and Wholesome. It’s made of 97% natural ingredients and is 99% biodegradable. The shampoo and conditioner are so raw you can probably eat it! 

The branding around the RAW range is very representative of their mission. It looks like a juice bottle you’d pickup at a raw juicery. The labeling is simple and clean. Not cluttered by graphics or over feminized which compliments their messaging of less is more. The bottles are made from 100% recycled retail packaging and is 99% biodegradable - minimizing environmental impact.

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The RAW collection offers three lines for different hair types: Nourish (dry hair), Recover (stressed hair), Uplift (fine hair). Biolage sent me the Nourish shampoo and conditioner being as my hair tends to be on the dry side. The Nourish range contains organic ingredients like honey, coconut oil, quinoa husk, and caramel. You can go to the Matrix Biolage RAW website to see their full ingredients chart. 

All of these ingredients makes it smell amazing which is great when you wash your hair in the morning like I do. It makes the chore so much more of a pleasurable experience and the smell stays with your hair throughout the day. I personally really like it when my shampoo lathers up because it makes me feel like my hair is really being cleaned. With the RAW Nourish Shampoo, the lather was really thick. I normally do 2 shampoos because I have so much hair but with the Nourish Shampoo I only lathered up once. After I rinsed the shampoo out, my hair felt clean and not like I have anything coating the strands.

The real test to me is the conditioner. I use a ton of conditioner on my hair and I hate when the conditioner is watery because that means I have to use a lot of it. With the RAW Nourish Conditioner, I only had to use a dollop about the size of silver dollar. I always condition the ends of hair first and work my way up to my scalp. It was enough to condition all of my hair. Afterward, my hair felt moisturized and smooth.  

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I think Matrix Biolage RAW products are pretty good at addressing hair challenges in a natural responsible way. Next on my list is to try their Nourish Hair Mask. I’ll let you know when I do! 

Makeup & Cake | Sephora Westfield Century City Pre-Grand Opening Party


Finally, Sephora is open at the Westfield Mall in Century City! I’ve always loved this outdoor mall for its open space and now that they have a Sephora it’s complete!

Locale Magazine hosted a pre-grand opening event in celebration of Sephora Century City’s launch. Where there’s makeup and cake, you know I’ll be there! I was there capturing the new digs along with some of your other favorite bloggers and reality stars. Here’s a recap in photos of what went down! 


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PlaceInvaders: Los Angeles' Secret Pop-Up Dinner Series


Last week I was a guest at a secret pop-up brunch hosted by PlaceInvaders. I’ve only heard of these secret pop-up events so this was my first time attending something like this. Each venue is unique and in inconspicuous locations. Their most recent Los Angeles gathering in a beautiful Art District Walk-up in Downtown Los Angeles. We sat at a long gorgeous dining table in a room decorated with worldly trinkets and art. 


When I arrived everyone was really friendly and it was easy to connect with people throughout the dinner. The whole event has a really intimate feel – as if this were happening in your very own dining room. Everything is made from scratch and served in courses. Your glass is never left empty!

HERE IS HOW THE DINNER WAS COURSED OUT:

Chilled Santa Barbara Spot Prawn - Yuzu, Baby Celery, Buckwheat Pancake
Fingerling Potatoes - Spring Garlic, Labneh, Trout Roe
Sugar Snap Peas and Baby Turnips - Smoked Pork Broth, Crispy Wakame
Strip Steak & Egg - Tomatillo Romesco, Pepitas, Cotija
Toasted Rice Pain Perdu - Sesame Brittle, Strawberry, Milk Bread

Fingerling Potatoes - Spring Garlic, Labneh, Trout Roe

Sugar Snap Peas and Baby Turnips - Smoked Pork Broth, Crispy Wakame

Strip Steak & Egg - Tomatillo Romesco, Pepitas, Cotija

Toasted Rice Pain Perdu - Sesame Brittle, Strawberry, Milk Bread

PlaceInvaders is a new concept that began popping up in NYC around 2 years ago. Since, the founders, Hagan Blount and Katie Smith Adair have traveled the country hosting private dinners and brunches exclusively for the pleasure of sharing the love of food, drinks and connecting with one another.

How do you get invited to PlaceInvaders? Their calendar is scheduled through the summer with several stops around the U.S. including Los Angeles, Seattle, Detroit and New York.  Tickets range between $100-$150. To reserve a seat at the table here


Follow PlaceInvaders on Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/placeinvaders/

Easy Breakfast In 1 Minute with Zen Breakfast Blend | Facebook Live Demo



On our last Daisi Jo Reviews Live segment on Facebook, I featured a new product from Mind Body Foods called Zen Breakfast Blend. It's a vegan and gluten-free smoothie that combines real nut & seeds such as flax & chia seeds with plant-based proteins and is every bit as addicting as they said it would be!

It's summer time and not only do we tend to look for healthier, lighter ways to eat but we also look for quicker ways to prepare our meals so that we have more time to enjoy the beautiful weather. I've found a new fast & nutritious breakfast that gives you the energy you need in the morning to start your day. 

Zen Breakfast Blend comes in two flavors, Chocolate Cherry Almond and Chocolate Blueberry Walnut. To make a Zen Breakfast Blend smoothie, it only takes adding your favorite milk whether that be soy, cows milk, coconut milk or a nut-based milk such as almond milk. A lot of people like to add even more flavor and nutrition by adding a banana (which is one of my morning favorites)! 

Now I know you're probably wondering how long it takes to make one of these smoothies.  As the title of this blog says, It actually only takes 1 minute to blend - and you're good to go! A Zen Breakfast Blend smoothie has 400 calories on average. Many people have suggested that it's kept them full throughout the day. In my experience, it's definitely kept me full through lunch time.

During my last Facebook Livecast, I prepared my Zen Breakfast Blend Smoothie to demonstrate how easy it is to make.  Here is a recap of the video including Q&A's from viewers. 



Tune in every Wednesday at 12NOON PST, on 
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If you're an Influencer and you would like to sample Zen Breakfast Blend for your channel or blog, contact us at http://www.brazeninfluencers.com/zen-breakfast-blend or 
email us at hey@brazeninfluencers.com and we'll send you a smoothie pack!



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