The Voice Audition, Music Development Agency Contest & Rock N Roll Palette Review! | GRWM

TGIF, everyone!!! In my latest video, I share with you a bit about my crazy week.  A few things happened.  I auditioned for The Voice, and that day, lost my voice.  The day before my audition I was a nervous wreck and I battled my nerves by singing for far too long the day before, and morning of the audition.  Long story short: I didn’t make it to callback this time.  This means I have a ton more work to do on my voice :))))  It was an amazing learning experience and I couldn’t have had any more fun than I did that day.  The lesson learned was to not over-prepare for vocal auditions 🙂  I also have some more news!  I am currently ranked #1 with a current reach of over 1.3 million (what the!!!!?????) in The Music Development Agency’s #FansDecide100k $100,000 music contest!! I just cannot even believe it!!  If you would like to vote for me to win the $100,000 EP deal, please tweet the following:

“I nominate @kellebelle22 for #FansDecide100k by @TheMusicDA .”  

Many thanks to everyone who has voted me to the #1 mark and an especially big thanks to those of you who are repeat voting for me daily.  Your support is TREMENDOUS!!!!  THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! SO, while on the topic of music, I decided to review Too Faced’s Rock N Roll palette!  It had been sitting on my vanity for a good 6 months, just waiting for me to review it.

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Too Faced Rock N Roll Palette | Review & GRWM | Kelley Whilden

This palette is pigmented a so rockinnnnn for smokey eye looks!  The shades swatches beautifully and blend onto the eye magically.

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Swatches of Too Faced’s Rock N Roll Palette

My favorite colors in the palette are Rap & Ska.  Rap is gorgeous for finish an eye look by popping it into the center of the eye.  Ska is a gorgeous shade of all over the lid for both day and night looks.  Rockabilly, New Wave, & New Romantic are velvety, gorgeous transition shades.  Pop, Heavy Metal, Glam Rock, & Punk are gorgeous shades (containing small glitter flecks) that are beautiful for smokey eyes.  That all said, this will be my go-to palette for smokey eye looks.

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“Rap” & “Ska” are my favorite shades in Too Faced’s Rock N Roll Palette!

The small, tin packaging is perfect for traveling.  The packaging of these palettes are one of the reasons why I also like to travel with my Too Faced Peanut Butter palette so much.  the only critique I have about this palette is that I wish it included a brow bone/inner eye highlight shade. But all in all, I adore this palette.  I hope you enjoy the look I created with it in the video.  Much love and happy weekend!! ❤ ❤ ~Kelle

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The Voice Audition, Music Development Agency Contest, & Too Faced Rock N Roll Palette Review & GRWM video | Kelley Whilden
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Eye look created with Too Faced Rock N Roll palette!
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Get the makeup look in my latest vid! Muahhhhh!! ❤ ❤ 

Makeup Look For TV Commercial Casting | GRWM & Vlog

 

Greetings, dears!! In my latest video is a makeup look for tv commercial castings.  If you are a model or actor, this is definitely the video for you!  This commercial look is also a great look for anyone to rock on jeans & t-shirt days!  The art of commercial makeup for camera and print work can be very tricky.  It can also take the most time to achieve versus “louder” makeup look applications.  As a model and actor for over ten years, it has taken me a longgggg time to learn that soft, “barely there” makeup look that pops on camera.  When preparing for that day of castings, we don’t have makeup artists with us to make us feel confident before walking into that room full of eyes.  This can sometimes be stressful and lead to the over-application of makeup, which is counter-intuitive to a natural commercial look. So when you can master a barely there commercial look that looks like you, that stands out naturally, photographs/films really well, and makes you feel confident in that casting room….you will be unstoppable in those castings!  And unstoppable in a comfy sweatshirt and jeans!  Much love!! ~Kelle

April Favourites: Beauty, Body, Hair & Home!

Ahhhhhhh aromatherapy!  It’s about that time for April favourites (in May lol).  Lately I have been rather obsessed with Soap & Glory’s Smoothie Star Body Milk.  It is incredibly moisturizing and smells like a dream.  It is a gourmand scent with almond, honey, oats etc.  I don’t find the scent to be sickening sweet, but rather, a calming sweet accord-ion of well-orchestrated notes.  It layers so nicely with musks & floriental perfumes.  Absolutely loveeeee it!

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Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Body Milk | April Favourites
Another favorite is my Ibiza round hair brush.  This brush beats every brush I own! A blow dry is just never quite the same if I try and blow dry my hair with my other brushes.  The Ibiza grabs every strand of hair in a section with one swipe, smoothes & shines each strand, and brushes through it effortlessly.  If you have long hair, this is amazing for big Bridget Bardot waves.  Also great for straight hair looks.  It is a blow dry and styling must!

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Ibiza Hair Brush | April Favourites
April wouldn’t have been the same without my Physician’s Formula Bronze Booster in the shade: light to medium.  It is similar in shade to my beloved butter bronzer, but has more of a glow due to its sheen.  The sheen doesn’t register as glitter on the skin, but instead as a sun kissed glow.  When I wear a faux tan, this is the bronzer I pair with it.  As reflected in the below photos, this bronzer is very well loved :)))

My skin cleansing routine in April included a new cream cleanser I have been adoring from Lily of the Desert.  I’ve been testing out several products from this line over recent months and will be mentioning a few more of my faves very soon.  This gentle, aloe-based cleanser is fantastic for my dry skin peeps.  It has been my go-to cleanser for a quick scrub before and after my workouts.  I love that it also includes chamomile.  #soothing ❤

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Lily of the Desert Aloe-based Cleasning Cream | April Favourites
After cleansing, my skin gets a quick daily exfoliation with Doll Face Beauty’s Clarify Tonic.  I’ve mentioned this baby many times on my blog and channel.  It is THAT good. The glycolic acid in this balancing tonic keeps my skin exfoliated and refreshed.  I wear it once daily either right before moisturizing/pre-makeup or before bed prior to moisturizing.  ❤ it!

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Doll Face Beauty Clarify Balancing Tonic | April Favourites
Another skincare product that I was never without in April was my Honey Girl Organics The Lotion Face & Body moisturizer.  It preps and plumps my skin for makeup and keeps it deeply moisturized all day long.  Cruelty-free, organic, gluten-free & made with honey and skin-soothing luscious oils, this emollient moisturizer is the bees knees.

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Honey Girl Organics The Lotion Face & Body moisturizer | April Favourites
Lastly, but certain not leastly, is my DW Home Black Rose Oud candle.  This is basically heaven on earth.  The scent is rich, decadent and sooooo relaxing.  This candle falls into my top 5 candles list of all time.  I will be doing that blog and video someday soon :))))) Maybe it’s just me, but every once and while I will get a wiff of tobacco with the rose and oud notes.  I am like a mad woman on the hunt for a perfume that smells identical to this black rose oud scent.  The gold lid with black bow & black glass holder makes the presentation of this candle so classic and chic for the home or to give as a gift.  A bath and bubbles would not be the same without this black rose beauty. #DIVINITY

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DW Home Black Rose Oud Candle | April Favourites
Hope you guys enjoy my April favourites!! Much love! XO ~Kelle

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April Favourites: Beauty, Body, Hair & Home | Kelley Whilden

An Alien Is Among Us!

An alien is among us in my latest Sci-Fi Makeup Look & GRWM video! This look was recently requested on my YouTube channel and was so much fun putting together for you guys!  When I think of sci-fi I think of aliens and robots, so that became the inspiration for the look.  I used my Urban Decay Vice palette to create the gradient smokey grey/white eye for the alien–robot effect.  For the ethereal looking highlight, I used Wet N Wild’s When the Nude Strikes highlighter stick.  I wanted the focus to be on the alien eyes, so I topped the look off with a nude lipstick by Wet N Wild called Blossom Out.  This look turned out to be one that I loved so much that I’ve begun wearing it out at night.  Hope you guys enjoy the look and video! Much love! ~Kelle

GRWM & Spring Makeup GIVEAWAY!

Hi, guys!! In this video I do a quick GRWM makeup look for you guys! You won’t want to miss my Spring GIVEAWAY in this video as well! One lucky subscriber will win one of my favorite eyeshadow palettes: Tarte’s Tartelette In Bloom!

To enter for a chance to win the GIVEAWAY: 1) just be subscribed and 2) leave a comment that you would like to win the palette below this video on YouTube. Good luck, everyone!!

If you enjoyed this GRWM & GIVEAWAY video, please be sure to give it a like & subscribe for more future videos :))) Thanks for watching! Muahhhh!!! ~Kelle

Honey Girl Organics: Organic, Cruelty-Free, Gmo-Free, & Gluten-Free Hawaiian Skincare

Alohaaaaa everyone! I am very excited to introduce to you my new favorite Hawaiian skincare line: Honey Girl Organics! This line is organic, cruelty-free, gmo-free, gluten-free, and made with only the freshest & natural ingredients! Each bottle of their skin food is individually handcrafted in small batches from the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii! If you have dry skin like I do, “The Lotion Face & Body” and HoneyGlo Rejuvenating Serum are two products you must get your hands on!

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Honey Girl Organics Hawaiian Skincare | The Lotion Face & Body & HoneyGlo Rejuvenating Serum are the latest additions to my holy grail skincare arsenal!

They have made their way into my holy grail skincare arsenal FAST! Because they are made by hand, you want to make sure and give them a good shake before each use. The fresh, natural ingredients like organic honey, jojoba oil, hemp see oil, carrot seed oil, olive oil, & rosehip seed oil are so soothing on my skin. I’ve always been a big fan of organic honey in my skincare regimens & it is a primary ingredient in Honey Girl products! The Lotion can be used on both face & body, but I prefer savoring every drop for my face. It is a very rich moisturizer and a tiny bit goes a very long way. I really appreciate that about these products and foresee them lasting for a long time. The Lotion also works in complete synergy with my makeup & has replaced the need for a primer. Loveee that!

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The Lotion Face & Body is an 8oz bottle of skin food that nurtures my skin day and night!

One small drop of the serum is also all you need.  That one drop is so emollient that it could even replace your moisturizer for the entire day! I like wearing both products in conjunction with one another at night, as insurance for lasting hydration while I sleep. I wake up and it feels like I don’t even need to add moisturizer!!

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HoneyGlo Rejuvenating Serum is so rich & emollient that one small drop is enough to replace a moisturizer for an entire day!  Obsessed with it’s aromatherapeutic scent!

Also, if you are into aromatherapy like I am, the serum is a 2-in-one soul-soother that hydrates skin & uplifts your senses all at the same time! It smells similar to one of my holy grail lip balms by Dr. Hauschka. I love the herbal fragrance so much that I asked Honey Girl what ingredient smells so divine in their serum. They told me it is from the ingredient “propolis”, which is made by bees. Good to know for when I go on the hunt for a perfume containing this divine ingredient :))) So if your skin is needing a moisture boost, then these two nurturing skin food products are the ones for you! Hope you guys and gals enjoy my review video of this wonderful line! Mahalo! ❤ ❤ ~Kelle

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Honey Girl Organics Review | Hawaiian Skincare | Kelley Whilden
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Honey Girl Organics are handcrafted in small batches with only the freshest, natural ingredients from the North Shore of Oahu! | Organic, Cruelty-free, GMO-free, Gluten-free Hawaiian Skincare

Commercial Casting Makeup Look! | GRWM

Happy (almost) weekend, everyone!! In this video I share with you the makeup look I wore to one of my commercial castings this week. I went with a matte smokey eye, nude pink lips, and pink cheeks. Also in this video are a few of my tips for getting on-camera makeup just right for any on-camera work. Hope you enjoy this look!  Please be sure to give it a thumb up & subscribe for more future videos :))) Thanks for watching! Your support is rockinnnnnn!!! Muahhhh!!!

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Commercial Casting Makeup Look | GRWM | Kelley Whilden

Products mentioned in this non-sponsored video:

Honey Girl Organics The Lotion for face & body
Honey Girl Organics Rejuvenating Face Serum
Dr. Haushka Lip Balm
Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation, Shades: Soft Ivory & Soft Beige
Wet N Wild Highlighter, Shade: Precious Petals
Wet N Wild Powder, Shade: Reserve Your Cabana
Milani Blush, Shade: Dolce Pink
Milani Lipstick, Shade: Nude Cream
Mac Lip Liner, Shade: Spice
Pacifica Dream Big Mascara
Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer, Shade: Bronzer
Tarte Tartlette In Bloom Palette

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Commercial Casting Makeup Look | GRWM | Kelley Whilden