Long time no sea, my dears!! I am soooo sorry that it has been so long since my last post. I’ve been incredibly swamped with work and life changes that I have had zero time to blog or film. In lieu, I have been posting quick video reviews on Instagram story, if you want to follow me there. The past few months have been dedicated to months of vocal work and songwriting. Super sadly, I wasn’t able to hit up the beach most of summer. Waaaaaaaaa. A girl can dream about it, though :). Speaking of the sea, Honey Girl Organics (HGO) has just come out with a new range of face sticks, developed on the island shores of Oahu, Hawaii! They have become a staple in my daily skin routine over the last month! Made with organic beeswax (containing over 300 micronutrients!!) and gorgeous oils, they help keep my skin nourished and moisturized. They are compact and easy to throw in my travel and makeup bags for quick, no-time-to-spare kind of days. The luxe gold packaging is gorge and twists up for quick, easy and smooth application.
The HGO Protect stick keeps my face protected from hot LA rays on the days that I run outside. We are currently in the midst of October, and today is 100 degrees outside! The Protect stick contains uncoated Non-nano Zinc Oxide to filter out uv rays and heal chapped skin. It moisturizes & soothes my skin all day and doesn’t clog my pores like sunscreen generally does. SWOON. I’ve been absolutely loving the HGO Prime stick before I apply my Wet N Wild foundation. It is the most hydrating primer I have ever used. So hydrating, in fact, that if you wanted to skip a moisturizer and just apply the primer stick instead, you would be goooooood. If you have dry skin like I do, definitely give it a go!
My most used of them all is the HGO H2GO stick. Lately I have been using it at night before I apply my Honey Girl Organics Night Cream for a double dose of hydration before zzzz. H2GO is made with organic bergamot, that helps to relax facial nerves and muscles, and organic German chamomile to help soothe the skin. Also love to use it as a lip balm and toss it in my handbag for quick skin pick-me-ups throughout the day. All three of these beeswax babies make getting ready an absolute breeze for just under twenty bucks per stick. If you want to check them out, head to their site and sign up to their newsletter to get 25%off of your first order! If you try them out, I would love to hear how they are working for you! Wishing everyone a bee-you-tiful week!!
Happy weekend, loves! In hot summer days, your skin might be soaking up more sun than usual. It may also mean more oil production and clogged pores. I've been keeping my skin soothed, balanced and moisturized over the past summer month with three of my new favorite products from Honey Girl Organics! The Facial Scrub, Rejuvenating Mask, & Night Cream have been the products I reach for once a week on my Sunday spa nights.
The Honey Girl Organics Facial Scrub is my new holy grail scrub. I've never found a facial scrub that leaves my skin feeling so soft and moisturized after I wash it off. This scrub makes my skin feel like I could walk out of the shower and not even have to apply moisturizer! The icing on the cake? It smells like a lemonade popsicle! 🍋🍋🍋 My next fave product is such a relaxing step in my skincare routine. The Honey Girl Organic Rejuvenating Mask is made with raw honey, French green clay, & Hawaiian Blue Algae. I like to slather this on my skin the night before a Monday 😉 Sleep, oh how I covet thee with my Honey Girl Organics Night Cream. This cream is rich and thick in texture, so a little goes a long way. Its essential oils and herbal, aromatherapeutic scent help me to drift away to neverneverland. When I wake, my skin feels calm and hydrated thanks to this gorgeous night cream. Loveee that there are only a select few ingredients in Honey Girl Organics' entire organic & cruelty-free skincare line. Quality ingredients over quantity, baby!
Hope you enjoyed my review of the latest products I've been enjoying from Honey Girl Organics. If you have tried them, I would love to hear how they are working for you! Mahalo!!! ~Kelle 🌊💖☀️🌺
Aloha, darlingggggs!!! So excited to review some more products from one of my favorite Hawaiian skincare lines: Honey Girl Organics! They are an organic, cruelty-free & gmo-free skincare company located on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. If you have been following my blog or YouTube channel for a while, you have probably seen my previous review of two of my all time favorite products by Honey Girl Organics: The Lotion Face & Body and HoneyGlo Regenerating Face Serum. Both of these skin-soothing gems are in my skincare routine 7 days a week.
Recently, Honey Girl Organics (HGO) sent me a few more products to try out, in which I am also head over Hawaiian heels in love. One of the most remarkable things about this line is that they include only a handful or two of natural & organic ingredients in their products. All ingredients of which we can pronounce and don’t need to run for a dictionary for enlightenment. This speaks even more volumes to the testament of outstanding quality and hydration power of their products, WITHOUT a ton of bizarre ingredients.
These luxurious, emollient-rich gems outshine some of my best high-end skincare products. My fellow dry skin peeps (and those of you with sensitive skin) would definitely appreciate one of the latest products I’ve been loving by HGO: the Face & Eye Cream. This double duo cream for face & eyes works wonders. Oil-based, this cream handles dry skin like none other! I like to use it for eye & facial massages before bed. Its herbal, aromatherapeutic scent is amazingggggg and the teeniest, tiniest drop goes a longgggg way. The compact jar size is also a great 2-n-1 product for traveling and long flights that drain the moisture from our skin!
Before makeup application, I have been prepping my skin with the HGO Propolis, Rose, Neroli Facial Toner. After my makeup is good-to-go I give my skin another spritz with this herbal-scented toner to lock things in. Infused with only seven skin-calming, clearing, & refreshing ingredients, this toner is sooooooo relaxing after “a day.” I may have to pop it in the fridge for a cool skin refreshing pick-me-up in hot L.A. summer days 🙂
The last product in my video review is the Honey Girl Organics Facial Cleanser & Makeup Remover. It is a gentle, oil-based cleanser for dry and/or sensitive skin. I like to use it for stubborn waterproof eyeliner & lipsticks. When I use it to remove lipstick, I take a cotton pad to apply the cleanser. Then I gently swipe away the lipstick with the cleanser, and after I’m done my lips feel exfoliated and as if they have a light, soothing layer of lip balm. This cleanser is sooooo hydrating. Love it!!!
Each Honey Girl Organics product is handmade to ensure quality of each product. So be sure to give each product a slight shake to ensure they are mixed together before each use. Hope you guys enjoyed my review! Many thanks to Honey Girl Organics for nurturing my skin!!!! Much love & MAHALO!! ❤ ❤ ~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
Anyone else have the feels for Spring!!? The sunshine-y weather today is the first day in a while that actually feels like Spring might be right around the mountain! Yay! Felt as if it would be a good time to post my review of Tarte’s Tartelette In Bloom palette for you guys!
Upon opening the palette I was greeted with the wafting aroma of chocolate! Ummm major brownie points!! It smells identical to my Too Faced Chocolate Bar palettes! Who knew!?!!
That means that I, of course, had to give it a taste…and, yep, the shadows tasted sweet like cocoa! lol.
I love that this palette is equipped for any kind of natural eye look, as well as shadows suitable for smokey eye looks, like Leader, Activist, & Smokeshow.
A woman never knows what she’s up against, so it’s best to be prepared for ANY makeup look 🙂 This palette mos def has you covered!
Included are 3 satin shades, namely, Funny Girl, a gorgeous champagne shade…..
…..FIRECRACKER….a coppery bronze,
and Rocker, a taupe-y silver shade.
Of the three satin shades, Rocker, the taupe-y silver shade, didn’t swatch as buttery, soft, & pigmented as the other two shades. But, nonetheless, it is still pigmented, buttery, beautiful, & my fave of the satin shades :). The two matte shades, Jetsetter & Smokeshow, were the least buttery & blendable of all the shades in the palette. After using Jetsetter today in a look, it blended out to perfection, so maybe I’m just not the best swatcher! In my GRWM vid (above), Smokeshow applied a bit patchy on one of my eyes, & took a bit of work getting it blended out on the other. This makes it difficult to denote if the patchiness is from the shadow, the brush, or the primer.
Funny girl is the best champagne shade for inner eye & brow bone highlighting! I could seriously stare at all 3 of the satin shades for like ever.
This is an ideal palette for travel. It has everything you need with shades perfect for day-to-night, and also includes a giant mirror.
All in all, I LOVE this palette. I will get a ton of use out of it, and highly recommend it if you are a neutrals girl! Of all the shades, Rocker, Leader, Rebel, & Funny Girl are my faves! Hope you enjoyed this review!! Muahhhhhh!!! xoxoxo ❤ ❤ ~Kelle
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the palette are 3 bronzing/highlighting shades that can be worn individually, you can create combos,
or swirl them into one shade.
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.
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.
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.
Unfortunately, this moisturizer doesn’t include the ingredients on the back. This is kind of a bummer.
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.
This lotion has all sorts of yummy ingredients for your skin. I’ve even used it on my face with no problemos.
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.
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.
It contains just a handful of healthy ingredients. Paraben free and cruelty free.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hope you guys enjoyed my monthly favorites. Wishing you a beautiful week ahead!! ❤ xoxo Kelle