Happy National Puppy Day!

Happy National Puppy Day, everyone!  These two peas in a pod always make life interesting!

Two peas in a pod!

Lil’ Maple survived parvo and was quarantined for three months before I found her.  It was love at first sight.  After I adopted her, she started perching on my shoulder like a bird.  Building chihuahua-bird nests with my hair is her thing.  And she is always keeping me on my toes!

Lil’ Maple

Maple keeps me on my toes, & Posh keeps me RUNNING!  Total bundle of energy.  She never gets tired. lol.  Also, chicken is her thing.  Just say the word & Posh will dance, sit, or roll over for it.  These babes are my life.  Wishing everyone a Happy Puppy Day!

Posh
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Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette And One & Done Foundation Review & GRWM

 

Hi guys!  In my latest video I review the Urban Decay Naked Smoky palette and Naked Skin One & Done Foundation.  The Naked Smoky palette is perfection!  So versatile for both day and night eye looks. IMG_3090 2.jpgIn addition to creating fierce smoky eyes with both warm & cool tones, el natural looks are also a cinch to create with the matte & warm shades.  Another great thing about this palette is that it is organized by shadow textures: 4 mattes, 4 satins, & 4 metallics, all grouped accordingly.

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Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette Swatches | The palette includes 4 matte, 4 satin, & 4 metallic shades
This handy-dandy texture arrangement makes putting the look together so fast and easy! The doubled-ended brush contains a blending brush and smudge brush. The bristles are soft and I really love this brush (a rarity for me to like the brushes included in a palette! 😉

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The doubled-ended brush included in the Naked Smoky palette is soft with a smudger & blending brush.  ❤ it!!
For the smoky eye look created in my video, I used a combination of Smolder, Armor, & High (my fave metallic shade in the palette!), Password, & Combust.  The Smolder shade is a greyish-purple and my favorite shade in the palette.  Over the course of building the smokey eye in the video, Smolder made my eye color change from dark blue, to light grey, to green. What the!?!!! Makeup is magic!!!  I paired the eye look with a bright berry lip with NYX’s Butter Lipstick in the shade Thunderstorm.  Loved how the look turned out and hope you do too!  The Naked Skin One & Done Foundation is a light and gorgeous on the skin.

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Urban Decay One & Foundation provides the your-skin-but-better look, and the Naked Smoky palette offers options for both day & night eye looks.  Win-Win!
I could be wrong by calling it a foundation (might be considered a BB Cream?).  Either way, I love it.  It has a thin, light texture and gives my skin the your-skin-but-better look.  I found that applying it with fingers is the best way to apply it.  Applying with a brush just feathers the product away.  Also, I loved that I could build the coverage up.  The best part about this foundation is its skin care benefits.  Love that it has peptides in it!  Also, it lasted all day and night without moving, and at the very end of the day my skin felt SO soft.  No exaggeration here: no other foundation in all of my life has ever made my skin feel so soft.  This foundation/bb cream will come in super handy in the summer too!  I’ve been wearing the palette & foundation a lot since Christmas. What are your thoughts on the Smoky palette and One & Done Foundation?  I would love to hear them. Hope you enjoy this review video! Happy New Year, my loves!!  ❤ ❤ ~Kelle

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Urban Decay Smoky Palette & Naked Skin One & Done Foundation Review | Kelley Whilden

Happy New Year & Norcal Christmas Roadtrip Vlog!

Wishing everyone the most bright, happy, healthy and abundant 2017!  I hope you all had a beautiful Christmas as well!!  I went on a road trip to NorCal for the holidays and decided to take you along with me in my NorCal Christmas Roadtrip Vlog!

It’s so hard to believe that Christmas arrived and passed SO fast!!!  There was lots of eating, relaxing, & gathering with friends and family.  15726987_1319505754738435_2885290260239971821_n.jpg15747334_1319483971407280_2917316515397928235_n-1.jpgThis year will be coming to a close in less than a 24 hours!  2016 definitely was definitely a rollercoaster that kept me on my 15698075_1319328261422851_1410712266986458349_n.jpgtoes!!! Thank you to everyone who supported me this year.  I feel ever so blessed. Thank you to all of you who inspire me daily, if not by the second!  Thank you 15665629_1319584848063859_3488464950701648263_n.jpg for supporting my blog, YouTube channel, & social medias.  You make me smile from ear to ear every single day!!!!!  Thank you to my reps for all that you do to make my dreams possible.  I am in awe of you.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!  May 2017 be one to remember, my dears! Much love! Happy New Year!!!!! ❤ ❤ ❤ ~Kelle xoxoxoo

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Tie Dye Dress: 599Fashion | Model: Kelley Whilden

 

 

 

Recycled OOTW & Why You Should Recycle Fashion

 

Happy weekend, yawls!!!! My OOTW & Recycled Kelley Nicole Collection Handbags video is now up!

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The handbags were made by recycling my old leather skirts & belts that just sat in my closet collecting dust.

 

Did you know?

Recycling unwanted clothing reduces landfill waste as well as the amount of resources needed to produce new clothing. It also lessens the waste produced by the manufacturing process — clothing scraps end up in the landfill, too. Used clothing can be donated, sold or disassembled for the fabric. Americans discard an estimated 68 pounds of clothing a year, while buying 10 pounds of recycled clothes.  About 99 percent of what is thrown away can be recycled. Clothing and household textiles, consisting of fabrics such as cotton, polyester, nylon and rayon, make up almost 5 percent of the total garbage in landfills. (Source: SF Gate, Lexa W. Lee)

Before: Leather Skirts

After: Recycled Handbags

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3-in-One Recycled Handbag | Kelley Nicole Collection
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Convertible Shoulder Bag/Clutch/Tote | Kelley Nicole Collection

 

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Recycled Tote Bag with Chihuahua Inspired Pockets | Kelley Nicole Collection

 

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I like to recycle belts and use them as straps on my recycled handbag designs.

This was such a fun vid to make! If you like this vid, please be sure to give it a thumbs up & subscribe to my channel to be looped into my upcoming fashion vids! Muahhhhhh, darlings!! ❤ ❤

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April Favorites & Current Makeup-Prep Routine

Hi guys!  My April Faves & Current Makeup-Prep Routine vid is now up!  There were a ton of products that I’ve been loving this month, hence the lengthy vid.  I’ve been loving Jurlique’s Purely Age-Defying Eye Cream.

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Jurliqe Purely Age Defying Eye Cream

It has a gel/lotion-like texture, and leaves my eye area feeling super soothed.  Many tend to think that applying heavy creams to the undereye area is a good thing.  On the contrary, heavy eye creams can actually clog the tiny pores around your eyes and draw attention to your eye area.  Thinner textured, uber-hydrating eye creams are the way to go for sensitive undereyes.  Jurlique’s is definitely one of my faves.  Bare Minerals Biolucent Mineral Brightening Treatment has also been amazeeee.  I apply it after I apply the Rose Hip Oil, and then I apply my moisturizer.

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Bare Minerals Biolucent Mineral Brightening Treatment

This combo has been giving my skin healthy radiance without the need to slather on as much highlighter 😉  One of my new holy grail’s is Chrislie/Measurable Difference’s Rose Hip Body Oil.  It is a luxurious, calming, & hydrating oil.  On the bottle it does say the oil can be applied to face, so I’ve been primarily using it as such :_)  Aside from the light, true rose scent & lovely roses floating at the top of the glass bottle, I love that a little goes a long way.  It applies from a glass dropper as a light oil, not  a heavy one, & leaves my skin feeling hydrated and dewy.

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Measurable Difference/Chrislie Rose Hip Hydrating Body Oil | My holy grail face oil!

This oil very could be my fave product of life!!!!  Also been loving Real Techniques blush brush & Wet N’ Wild’s contour palettes!

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Real Techniques Blush Brush | Wet N’ Wild Contour Palettes

What was I doing before this blush brush!?!!  The contour palettes include super soft powders that blend flawlessly! Especially love the banana shade for setting my undereye concealer.  The bronzers are matte, and are amazing for sculpting and all-over bronzing, not to mention, they also make great crease shades for that balanced bronzed makeup look. Petal Fresh’s Toning Hibiscus Papaya body butter has done wonders for body hydration this month as well.  I also recommend their Honey Coconut Oil flavor :)))  The Petal Fresh Pomegranate Face Wipes have been my quick face exfoliation go-to’s!

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Petal Fresh Pomegranate Facial Wipes & Toning Hibiscus/Papaya Body Butter

The thing I love the most about Petal Fresh is that their products include super natural ingredients. Next, Soapbox’s Mandarin Hand Soap won’t be leaving my sink anytime soon.  With every Soapbox purchase, Soapbox will donate a soap to someone in need.  Love their charitable efforts!!  The mandarin scent is divineeeeeee!!!!  Another fave is my plaid Posh Poncho chihuahua clothing design. Having a lot of fun making these!

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Posh Poncho | Kelley Nicole Collection

If I have left anything out in this post, everything is in my vid above 🙂  Wishing everyone a beautiful week!  XO ~Kelle

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Soapbox Mandarin Hand & Bar Soap | With every purchase, Soapbox donates a bar of soap to someone in need. ❤

Latest Posh Threads Design! 

Greetings! I hope everyone is having a gorgeous week! Between filming The Daily Vitamin, I’ve also been working on the designs for my collection. Here is one of my latest designs: the recycled Posh Threads cardigan!  

Recyled Cardigan | Kelley Nicole Collection
 

After a day of sewing this is our current mood hehe. 

 
Wishing everyone a great rest of the week! Good night my lovelies! Xo ~Kelle

Bohemian Chihuahua Chic Carrier

Happy New Year, everyone!  Today I was going to start the year off with a hike.  My plan didn’t really work out 🙂 Instead, I decided to make a chihuahua carrier for our future hikes 🙂 I’ve been wanting a cross body carrier for a while now for my 3lb dog.  But  I just haven’t been able to find the right satchel that reflects my style, while also being comfy for my dog. I did know that I wanted something bohemian chihuahua chic style.  So today I handmade one using fabric from a brown img_8937tank top. Then I tied the shirt in sections with rubberbands before dip-dying.  The tie dying process is so much fun because I never know what color it will turn out.  img_8943-1The brown fabric turned a gorgeous shade of berry magenta.  The color lightened up a few shades after I had washed it with detergent & dried it. img_8946 Then I cut some fringe on the top, pulled them for the curled fringe look, and then used gold pins to secure the satchel area. That way I can also remove & adjust the pins for when I wear it as a shirt, shawl, & scarf when my chihuahua isn’t in it 🙂  I wore it around with her today & she poked her head inside the satchel & went to sleep.  She loves it because my body warmth keeps her cozy!IMG_6330Hope to make some more of these soon for my Etsy store. IMG_6337What do you guys think? Would you wear one? Wishing everyone the most magical year to date!! Happy New Year!! ❤ ❤  🎉✨🎉✨🎉 XO ~Kelley

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