Greetings, everyone! Over the past weekend I attended the art show opening of my beautiful friend, Nela Steric, at the Tag Gallery in Los Angeles. Her watercolor work is reflective, deep, vivid, emotional, original & complex. I find her work exceptionally thought-provoking, and so I thought to share a few of my favorite Nela masterpieces with you. Nela uses Yupo paper and watercolor for her artistry, giving each masterpiece a look and feel all their own.
I love that each piece tells a story. Her patriotism pieces are just outstanding, and you might have seen them published somewhere 😉 This next piece is a closeup and so magical. In addition to watercolor, she used pencil to sketch his/her face.
Nela dedicates her life to the arts and is an art educator based in Los Angeles. She is such an inspiration to me and I hope you love her art as much as I do. Wishing you all a blessed day! Muah! ~Kelle
Hi loves!! Wishing you a beautiful Memorial day! If you follow me on Twitter you have probably seen a a ton of tweets from me over the past 24 hours. Reason being, I’m currently in the running to win a $100,000 music deal in The Music Development Agency’s #FANSDECIDE100K music contest. BUT I’ve just slipped from the #1 mark. Your help would be IMMENSE to help get me back up there. To rock your vote (repeat votes super welcomed), all you need to do is tweet the following:
“I nominate @kellebelle22 for #FANSDECIDE100K by @TheMusicDA”
Any and all votes for me would mean the absolute world 🌎🌎🌎. I also follow back ♥️ THANK YOU so so soooooooo much!!! Much love!!!! Xoxo ~Kelle🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶
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, andmakes 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
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
Hi loves!! This is the makeup look that I wore to my friend’s Alice In Wonderland birthday party this week! In my latest video I give you the deets on how to achieve this retro inspired editorial “Alice” look. The outfit ensemble included a black/white striped dress from 599Fashion, a diamond-shaped necklace I made with some bits and bobs I had lying around, and a pair of funky patent leather red/gold striped platform heels by Paloma Barceló.
In the video, I also take you with me to the party! Was such a fun party with some rockin LA artists!! Enjoy! xoxo ~Kelle
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!!!
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!!!
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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