Love The Skin You’re In!

Alohaaaaaa, my loves!! It has been ages since my last post! Speaking of ages (because great skincare routines can begin at any age :), keep on reading for natural, organic skincare for healthy and youthful skin!IMG_1577 2It has always been engrained in our minds that we have to wear makeup to look and feel beautiful.  The truth is, we are given the skin we are in for life, so why are we taught to cover it up with makeup?!  While I still love makeup, to me, there is nothing more beautiful than someone rocking no makeup looks.  Lately, I have been kicking makeup as much as I can, to give my skin a bit of a breathing break.  To do that requires a stellar skincare routine.  As you may know, I am obsessed with Honey Girl Organics’ skincare products.  Over the past month I have been absolutely adoring their Super Skin Food cream.  IMG_1541Let’s just start with the smell.  The Humboldt hippie in me is all about that calming herbal scent!! It smells identical to the scent in the HGO serum that I also can’t get enough of (I don’t like to end sentences in prepositions, but you knowwwww). Now lets get on with the goods.  Super Skin Food is the richest cream in their line, and let me tell ya, it is the bees knees!!  This cream is perfect for anyone with dry skin. Every other night I like to switch Super Skin Food with my Honey Girl Organics Night Cream.  The best part about it (and all of HGO’s products), is that it is natural and made with the best, natural skincare ingredients: essential oils, honey, beeswax, olive oil, propolis, and bee pollen.  IMG_1563We can’t forget about nurturing our toes, too!  When my feet need some lovin from a day or night in heels, I layer on some of HGO’s Foot Balm.

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After a day or night in heels, Honey Girl Organics’ Foot Balm to the rescueeeee!!

It smells SO good!!!  But most importantly, it has the same skin quenching vibe that the rest of their products have, and keep my feetsies super calm and hydrated.  Remember, it is as important to quench our toes as it is our nose! :)) Screen Shot 2018-02-10 at 3.33.58 AMMy 8 oz bottle of HGO’s The Lotion, my most prized skincare possesion, was nearing its final drops recently, and Honey Girl Organic’s was so kind and generous to send me a new full bottle!!  I think my original bottle lasted an entire year!! Thank you so much, HGO!!!IMG_1573They also tossed in a lip balm (featured in the top photo above), that I’ve been keeping by the bed.  Love it!!  Many mahalos to HGO for keeping my skin in tip top shape!!!  Honey Girl Organics are a cruelty-free skincare line, and their products are made by hand from the island of Oahu, Hawaii. If you have never ordered with HGO and are interested in their line, just pop on over to their site & it will auto direct you to a 15% off coupon for your first order :)))). If you happen to try them, I would love to hear all about how they are working for you!  May we nurture and love the skin we are in!  Have a beautiful and blessed weekend! MUAH!!!! ~Kelle

 

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Long Time No Sea & NEW Honey Girl Organics Face Sticks!

IMG_1479 2.jpgLong 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.

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Organic & loaded with powerful skin nutrients, each Honey Girl Organics face stick is uber-hydrating.  Perfect for tossing in my handbag and ❤ the luxe gold packaging!

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!

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Honey Girl Organics Face Sticks (left) are my daily skin sidekicks!! | Right: Handmade Stone Rings By Kelley Nicole Collection & my favorite vintage Ganesh elephant ring

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!!

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NEW Honey Girl Organics Face sticks for sun protection, hydration, and makeup priming, make getting ready quick and effortless!  SWOON

 

Honey Girl Organics Review & Skincare Routine

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.

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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! 🍋🍋🍋 IMG_0318.jpgMy 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!IMG_0335.jpg

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 🌊💖☀️🌺

Honey Girl Organics Review! | Hawaiian Skincare | Organic & Cruelty-Free

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.

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Honey Girl Organics | The Lotion Face & Body and HoneyGlo Regenerating Face Serum

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.

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Honey Girl Organics Face & Eye Cream (left),  Propolis, Rose, Neroli Facial Toner (middle), Facial Cleanser & Makeup Remover (right)

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!

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Honey Girl Organics Face & Eye Cream is the perfuect all-in-one travel product for those 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  🙂

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Honey Girl Organics Propolis, Rose, Neroli Facial Toner is my daily before/after makeup skin refresher!

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!!!

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Honey Girl Organics Face & Eye Cream | Kelley Whilden

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

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Honey Girl Organics products are organic, goo-free, & cruelty-free! ❤

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

Alice In Wonderland Party Makeup Look GRWM & Vlog!

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.  IMG_1826 2The 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.

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Platform Red Patent Espadrille 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

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This “Alice” look was created by using a metallic turquoise shadow by Profusion to create a kitten flick.  The lip shade was an alchemy of two Wet N Wild red & pink matte lip shades. 
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The cheek highlight was created with Physician’s Formula “Nude” eyeshadow strip palette!  I’ve been using it as a highlighter a lot lately!

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Alice In Wonderland Party Makeup Look | Kelley Whilden

 

 

 

Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Palette Review & GRWM!

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!

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Tarte’s Tartelette In Bloom Palette | Review & GRWM
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!?!!

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Tarte’s Tartlette In Bloom palette is THE perfect palette for Spring!
That means that I, of course, had to give it a taste…and, yep, the shadows tasted sweet like cocoa! lol.

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Who knew that Tarte’s 12-pan palette of decadence would smell like chocolate!?!!!
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.

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Included in Tarte’s Tartelette In Bloom Palette are 3 shades perfect for a smokey eye: 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!

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Tarte Tartlette In Bloom Palette | Swatches | Review & GRWM | Kelley Whilden
Included are 3 satin shades, namely, Funny Girl, a gorgeous champagne shade…..

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Funny girl is one of the 3 satin shades in the Tartelette In Bloom palette.  It is the perfect inner eye and brow bone highlight.
…..FIRECRACKER….a coppery bronze,

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Firecracker is a gorgeous coppery bronze satin shade that will look fierce as a center of the lid highlight!
and Rocker, a taupe-y silver shade.

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Rocker, a taupe-y silver shade, is my fave of the 3 satin shades included in the Tartlette In Bloom palette.
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.

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Swatches of the three satin shades in the Tartlette In Bloom Palette | Funny Girl (far left), Firecracker (middle), & Rocker (right) 
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.

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Tartlette In Bloom Palette Review & GRWM
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.

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Tarte’s Tartlette In Bloom Palette Review & GRWM | Kelley Whilden
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