February Favorites!

Happy weekend, loves!  My February Favorites are up early for once! ;)))  I’ll begin with my most coveted shadow of the month: Rimmel’s “Millionaire” single eyeshadow.  You will be a millionaire if you purchase shades as inexpensive as this one! This $2 shadow from the drugstore has been my most worn shade this month.      img_7314

I love how it is a your skin tone but better type of shade. It is a taupe shade that has a slight pinky mauve undertone and/or duochrome quality to it. When worn at night it looks fierce when paired with dark liner and a darker shade in the crease for a 60’s vibe.

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Rimmel Single Shadow, Shade: Millionaire

This shade also reminds me a lot of Too Faced’s Puppy Love from the Love palette.  The only major difference between them is that Too Faced Puppy Love shade is a little more pigmented and a smidge darker.  Get that gleam, girl.

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Rimmel Single Eyeshadow, Shade: Millionaire | Model: Kelley Whilden | February Favorites

I’ve also been loving Laura Geller’s Bronzing & Highlighting palette, in the shade: Porcelain/Fair.  It is a baked powder formulation, that is soft & smooth to the touch, & blends onto the skin like a dream.

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Laura Geller Bronzing & Highlighting Palette, Shade: Porcelain/Fair | February Favorites

In the palette are 3 bronzing/highlighting shades that can be worn individually, you can create combos,

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Laura Geller Bronzing & Highlighting Palette, Shade: Porcelain/Fair | Swatches | February Favorites

or swirl them into one shade.

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The Laura Geller Bronzing/Highlighting Shades can be worn individually or swirled into one. | February Favorites

If you are wanting something a bit more affordable, Physician’s Formula’s Butter Bronzer, in the shade, Bronzer, is a near perfect dupe for the Laura Geller Bronzer.

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A great dupe for Laura Geller’s Bronzing/Highlighting Palette is Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer in the Shade: Bronzer

When I swirl all three of Laura Geller’s shades into one shade, I honestly can’t tell it apart from the Butter bronzer on my skin.  Both bronzers look incredible on fair skin tones.

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When I swirl all 3 of Laura Geller’s shades into one shade, I can’t tell it apart from Physician’s Formual Butter Bronzer, Shade: Bronzer | Dupe

I’m a big believer that if you take care of your skin with great skincare products, then the less makeup you have to wear.  Doll Face Beauty’s Pore Perfection Mineral Mask, Invigorate Cleanser, & Clarify Balancing Tonic have been the highlights of my skincare routine in February.  Click here for my recent review & blog on Doll Face Beauty‘s gorgeous line.

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Doll Face Beauty | Pore Perfection Mineral Mask, Invigorate Cleanser, Clarify Balancing Tonic | February Favorites

When it comes to moisturizing my skin during the day, I have been loving La Roche-Posay’s Toleriane Double Repair Moisturizer.  This has been my pre-makeup moisturizer on the days I wear makeup.  Love pairing it with my Garnier BB Cream.

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La Roche-Posay Toleriane Double Repair Moisturizer | This has been my favorite pre-makeup moisturizer. | February Favorites

Unfortunately, this moisturizer doesn’t include the ingredients on the back.  This is kind of a bummer.

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La Roche-Posay Toleriane Double Repair Moisturizer 

My favorite body lotion has been Andalou Naturals Mandarin Vanilla. It smells divine.  If you have ever had an orange cream-sicle pop, it smells exactly like them.

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Andalou Naturals Mandarin Vanilla Body Lotion is organic, vegan, 100% Non-GMO, &  paraben/sulfate-free. | February Favorites

This lotion has all sorts of yummy ingredients for your skin.  I’ve even used it on my face with no problemos.

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Andalou Naturals Mandarin Vanilla Body Lotion | Organic, Vegan, & 100% Non-GMO, & paraben/sulfate-free | February Favorites

Lately, it has been on the colder side in LA which can leave my hands feeling dry.  I’ve been loving Institut Karité Paris Rose Shea Hand Cream.  It leaves my hands feeling super soft.

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Institut Karite Paris Rose Shea Hand Cream | February Favorites

I try out A LOT of facial oils.  Oils are my preferred skin moisture method at night.  I’ve been loving Sculpt’s Coconut Avocado Face & Body Glow Moisturizing oil.  I apply it to my face before bed.  This oil is just the right amount of oil, and not too thick of a consistency. It has been replacing my bottle of kitchen avocado oil that I normally slather on my face lol.  The smell makes me want to eat it. LOVE IT.

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Sculpt Face/Body Coconut Avocado Glow Moisturizing Oil

It contains just a handful of healthy ingredients.  Paraben free and cruelty free.

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Love the healhy ingredients in Sculpt’s Coconut Avocado Glow Moisturizing Oil | Cruelty Free, Paraben Free | February Favorites

Another facial oil I have been loving is Physician’s Formula Organic Wear Bright Booster Oil Elixir.  If you are in to aromatherapy, this oil smells of lavender.

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Physician’s Formual Organic Wear Bright Booster Oil Elixir | February Favorites

It comes with a dropper to dispense a precise amount of oil.  This oil is a little too thick for me to wear before makeup.  So I have been wearing it at night and have been loving it.  Ahhhhhh the aroma of lavender.

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Physician’s Formual Organic Wear Bright Booster Oil Elixir | February Favorites

On the days when I throw my hair into a quick ponytail, I spritz my hair down with Toni & Guy’s Creative Style Spray Wax.  It is great for texturing the ends of my hair, as well.  A wax in the form of a spray.  Love that.

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Toni & Guy Creative Style Spray Wax | February Favorites

I’ve definitely had the feels for Spring.  I have been loving the bright butterflies on my iphone case.  You can find this one and many other styles at the Dollar Tree for $1.  That’s, right, only $1!  They have a great assortment to choose from for all different brands of phones.

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Butterfly iphone case | $1 from the Dollar Tree

After a day of high heels, I have been loving my Tieks By Gavrieli ballet flats.  These are the most comfortable flats I have ever worn.  I like to pair them with a t-shirt, skinnies, & some bright lipstick on days where comfort is key.  I modeled for Tieks a few years ago, and I have been in love with them ever since.  Finding a good pair of flats can sometimes be difficult.  These have bounce, hug my foot, and bend when I walk.

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Tieks By Gavrieli Cheetah Print Ballet Flats

They have colors, prints, & textures in every color and style under the rainbow and sun.  So finding a pair to reflect your personality is a sinch.  I love the Tiffany’s turquoise colored sole with the cheetah print.  Style plus comfort.

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Tieks By Gavrieli Ballet Flats | Teepee necklace by Muskoka Nord | Lunar pyrite stone necklace By Kelley Nicole Collection | Kelley Whilden | February Favorites

Hope you guys enjoyed my monthly favorites.  Wishing you a beautiful week ahead!! ❤  xoxo Kelle

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Raise Your Love, Raise Your Standards, Raise Your Vibrations <3

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Kelley Whilden

That look you give when someone says you can’t model, act, sing, dance, or dream ✌🏻. As a model & actor for over 10 yrs, it wasn’t until the last 2 yrs where the “no you can’t’s” finally came to a 🛑. I hope this post helps anyone who has been told “no” to their dreams. When they try to deter you, remember, only bullies do that. And I hope you place more importance on your dreams than to ever let anyone diminish you. Focus on the good & healthy fruit, and not the bad apples. Raise your standards. Raise your love. Raise your vibrations. And you can conquer ANYTHING the 🌎 has to offer. Much luv!! XO ~Kelle 💖🦋🌈✌🏻#raiseyourlove #raiseyourstandards #raiseyourvibration #mindset #mood #life #in #blackandwhite

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Kelley Whilden

 

250 Subscriber GIVEAWAY & Makeup Brush Cleaning Taco Thing-A-Ma-Jiggy $1 GAMECHANGER

My doll-ingggggggsssss!!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH for helping me reach 250 subscribers on YouTube over the weekend!!! I can’t even believe it!!! Your support is AMAZINGGGGG!!!!!!  THANK YOU!!!!!  Thank you to everyone who supports my blog as well!!! It means so much to me!!!  As shown in my Naked Taco photo lol, one lucky winner will receive a Naked Basics palette!!! ba914200f518effae3346859249f9bf9 2.jpgbc3e9be6b982034f8e0506b762d2cd31 2.jpg
It is one of my fave palettes because it is compact for travel & perfect for both eyes and brows.  I l ❤ that the palette is mostly matte.  It also has one satin shade, called Venus, that is great for inner eye and brow highlights.  The shades, Naked 2 & Faint are perfect shades for mixing a custom brow shade.  This also means it is one last eye product to bring in your travel bag! Hope my giveaway winner loves it as much as I do (contest details located at end of this post).  Also in this video I show you my $1 makeup brush cleaning taco thing-a-ma-jiggy GAMECHANGER!!!

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Silicon Makeup Cleaning Brush Pad | $1 Gamechanger from the cooking section of your local Dollar Tree or $.99 Store!

This turquoise honey-combed silicon pad works on cleaning both dry and wet brushes!  And drum roll please….it looks like a Tiffany’s brush cleaner for ONLY $1 from your local Dollar Tree or $.99 Store!  They come in an array of colors.  Some makeup cleaning pads can cost up to $30!!!  I found mine in the cooking section at the Dollar Tree.  Yep, it’s a silicon kitchen pot holder that I use for cleaning my makeup brushes.  I use it 7 days a week for cleaning powder shadows from my dry brushes between each shadow change.  This makes getting ready fast and convenient, and especially on days when my spare blending brushes are dirty.

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I use the Tiffany’s makeup brush cleaning taco 7 days a week for cleaning my dry brushes between each eyeshadow change. So time saving!

I also like to give my brushes a thorough cleansing once a week.  This makeup brush cleaning thingamajiggy really gets every speck of makeup off of my brush bristles, thanks to those honey-comb shaped grooves.  And especially when I use makeup cleansing oils, like my favorite one from Nars, to wash the bristles.

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Cleaning your makeup brushes with a makeup cleansing oil helps to moisturize your bristles, and preserve their longevity.

Over time, soaps can just dry the bristles out, and this doesn’t feel so great on your skin.  When you wash your brushes with an oil, it is important to get every speck of old makeup off and also every speck of the oil off of your bristles. IMG_7817.jpg Any oil residue will weigh your bristles down, and won’t let them perform properly.  But when the oil is completely rinsed off properly, your bristles will be clean, germ-free, and moisturized.  Oil helps preserve the longevity of your brushes.     IMG_4518.jpg

That all said, you can clean your makeup brushes with it wet or dry, and also use it for its primary reason: to remove hot, baking dishes from the oven.  lol. Or use it to rest your brush holders or hot coffees on while you get ready.  It is flat like a thin pancake (or crêpe? lol) and looks so SLEEK on the vanity.

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My Lorac brushes are my favorite brushes for quick smokey eyes.

Also, you can roll your brushes up in this turquoise Tiffany’s looking taco for convenient travel purposes.  It rolls up and folds over compactly.  Simply secure with a hair tie or rubber band. #life #hacks

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The makeup brush cleaning taco rolls up compactly for travel.  Simply secure with a hair tie. #life hacks

I just absolutely adore how bright and fresh it looks.  When used as a cup holder, it literally saves me from spilling coffee on my brushes lol.

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This $1 pot holder/makeup brush cleaning pad is also a great hot coffee cup holder in the mornings when I am getting ready!  

Since the running color theme of this thingamajiggy is turquoise, IMG_7817.jpgI had to wear my new Muskoka Nord Aquamarine Teepee necklace in the video.  I love wearing it in support of our Native Americans.  They need all of our help right now.  NO DAPL!!!  IMG_9867.jpgLooking forward to layering my Teepee necklace with my Muskoka Nord orange agate fish. I store them in my diy jewelry organizer. The fish is also Native American-art deco inspired.  NO DAPL.

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Muskoka Nord Aquamarine TeePee Necklace & Orange Agate | Native American Art Deco Inspired Jewelry | MuskokaNord.com | NO DAPL

OH and leave it to me to set up a new background/lighting and nearly catch my new background on fire with my candle prop. OMG.  Let’s just pretend that didn’t happen in my first video with my new background. LOL.  If you are into candles, Stephen’s Candles (below) are heaven!!  The best & yummiest candles I’ve ever used!

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One lucky winner will win an Urban Decay Naked Basics palette ! | Apple Taffy Candle by Stephen’s Candlery | Muskoka Nord TeePee Necklace | Armenta ring | Giveaway video | Kelley Whilden

Giveaway Details:

To enter to win the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette, just be sure to be subscribed to my channel and leave a comment in the comment section of my giveaway video that you are interested in winning the palette.  Good luck, my doll-ingssssss!!!!! ❤ ❤ ❤

If you like this video, please be sure to give it a like and subscribe to stay in the loop on more videos from me.  I would love to hear if you pick up one of these $1 silicone pot holders for your makeup brushes, and how it does for you.  Hope you enjoyed this post! Much love!!! ❤ ❤ ~Kelle

 

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Muskoka Nord | Orange Agate Fish Necklace | Native American Art Deco Inspired Jewelry | MuskokaNord.com | NO DAPL

New YouTube Background & Lighting! STOKED!

My dollingsssss!! Finallyyyyy, I have set up a new background & lighting for my YouTube channel! S T O K E D !! Be sure to subscribe to stay in the loop on my videos. They will include all things beauty, fashion, style, chihuahuas, & music!  :))))))  Thank you so much for your support!!! Much love & happy weekend!!! 🦋🌈🎤🎧🎼 #youtube #makeup #model #tips #music #fashion #style #videos

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New background & lighting for my YouTube channel! STOKED!! | Model: Kelley Whilden

Perfection is Boring! | OOTW | Fashion Film

TGIF, my lovelies!! I am so excited about sharing this video with you! You know you must enjoy what you do, when you spend 15 hours editing a 6 minute fashion film! LOL.  Spring is just about here and Los Angeles is preparing for the biggest storm it has seen in 6 or so years.  That said, sweater weather it is!  The sweater in this video is a vintage zip up sweater.  I found it at a thrift store here in LA,

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“Perfection is boring.  If a face doesn’t have mistakes, it’s nothing.”–Kevyn Aucoin | OOTW | Fashion Film | Kelley Whilden

and fell hard for it.  So cozy for rainy days, lyric writing, and hot cocoa.  The lace floral top is by Millau and the cutoff jean shorts are by Joe’s jeans.  The leather gladiators are by Bamboo and go great with shorts and boho dresses.  Love that they are nude in color too because they make your legs look sooooo long.  Illusions, baby, illusions!  Who else is a sucker for rose gold?!  The rose gold/gold two-tone belt by Marciano gets a lot of love for sure.  Love wearing it with jeans and tees.  The buddha necklace was a spiritual find on my last modeling trip.  It can be doubled up or worn as a really long necklace.  Love the sunshine color of its beads.  Hope you guys enjoy this look.  I had so much fun putting this film together for you, darlings!!!  Enjoy & have a rockin weekend!! ❤ ❤ ~Kelle

Imagination

Z09_4924.jpg‪”This 🌎 is but a canvas to our imagination.” -Henry David Thoreau🔮‬

Zippered leather top: Kelley Nicole Collection, @kelleynicolecollection ‬
‪📸Photo by: Patrick Massou, @patricfoto 📸‬

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Zippered leather top: Kelley Nicole Collection | Model: Kelley Whilden | Photographer: Patrick Massou

One Lovey Blog Award & Award Nominees! <3 <3

So blessed to accept this ‘One Lovely Award’ for my blog.one-lovely-blog-award-badge1.jpg Thanks to the AMAZING Gilts & Glamz for nominating me for this award! Your blog is so L-O-V-E-L-Y!!!  Be sure to check out her beautiful blog.  Her beauty posts are amazing and she gives great advice to
new new bloggers.  Thank you for making my week, Gilts & Glamz!! ❤ ❤

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SOME RULES:

Thank the person that nominated you and leave a link to their blog
Post about the award
Share seven facts about yourself
Nominate at most 15 people
Tell your nominees they’ve been nominated for one lovely award

Seven Facts About Me:

My chihuahuas are my children.
Starbucks Coffee gets my day started 365 days a year.
I wear mismatched socks (when I wear socks).  #superstitious                                                                              I love to sing.                                                                                                                                         Traveling is also a passion.                                                                                                                                I am a Leo.                                                                                                                                                                Life, for me, revolves around love, music, design & art.

The Nominations:
The Stylish Confident
Pinot And Peep Toes
Super Sweet Serendipity
Olivia Hollreiser
Simply Ellen
Holistic Beautyy
Tabitha Templer
Daniela Soriano
Fluently Fashion
Need That Makeup
High Chic Blog
Laura Kate Beauty
My Style Inside Out
Beauty Blush                                                                                                                                                    The Screenplay of Life Chronicles

Thank you once again to the lovely Gilts & Glamz for this honor.  I love that I can now nominate other beautiful bloggers!!  Seeing everyone’s individuality is so much fun for me as a reader!  I hope my nominees love their award! Congrats, dears!!

THANKS FOR READING!

Much love & God bless!!! ❤ ❤ ~Kelle