Sweater Weather OOTW!

The past week in L.A. has been chilly willy!!  I’ve bundled up almost every day this week!  My oversized Theory sweater has been getting a lot of love over the past week and fall months! It’s one of those you-swim-in-it-like-a-fish type sweaters that I find to be the most comfortable to wear.

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Oversized sweater by Theory | Kelley Whilden
This outfit would not have been complete without my Paul Green ankle boots.  They have just enough chunky heel to make you feel lifted and are soooo comfortable.

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Comfy chunky ankle boots by Paul Green
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Charriol bangles & Stella & Dot tennis bracelet
I kept the jewelry look minimal with my Charriol bangles & Stella & Dot tennis bracelet that pretty much stay on my wrist 24-7.  Also, Pink Pewter’s headband hair jewelry is super chic.  They make an array of hair and other jewelry to choose from.

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Jeweled headband by Pink Pewter
I’ve also been wearing my Guess skinny jeans a lot lately.  They get a lot of love for sure.

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Guess skinny jeans, Theory sweater, Paul Green ankle boots 
img_3402-2This ootw requires next to no effort.  Just roll up the ankles on your favorite pair of blue holey jeans, swim in an oversized sweater, rock some comfy ankle boots, & wear your favorite jewelry.  Wishing everyone a beautiful weekend!! ❤ ❤ ~Kelle

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Sweater Weather OOTW | Kelley Whilden
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Happy Holidays & Thanksgiving Day Norcal Vlog!

Season greetings, everyone!  I hope you all had a beautiful Thanksgiving with your friends and family!  We spent the holiday in Norcal and got in as much relaxing and eating as our tummies would allow!  Between the Norwegian quiche, brussels sprouts corn bread stuffing, caramelized onion dip,  deviled eggs, & cheesy bacon dip, I was in a food coma in no time!  One of my favorite things to do with leftover turkey is to add melted cheese, sea salt & pepper to it.  So delish!!!  May the holidays bring you lots of joy, laughter, yummy noms, & good fun.  I also hope you enjoy my Thanksgiving Day Vlog.  Have a blessed week, loves! ❤ ❤ xoxo ~Kelle

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Caramelized Onion Dip

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Cheesy Bacon Dip

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Giveaway Winner Announcement, October Favorites, & Drugstore Haul!

Happy Monday, yawls!  In this video I announce the winner of my Pacifica & Miracle Skin Transformer Giveaway!  Congratulations to Kathleen Gereg on winning the giveaway!  I am so excited for you!!  Also included in this video are my October favorites and a drugstore haul.

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October Favorites!

I’ll begin by saying that I still can’t get enough of Measurable Difference’s Desert Nights palette!!! It has 3 duo chrome shades & 2 mattes in the most beautiful Fall colors!!

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Measurable Difference Desert Nights Eye Palette | Holy Grail | October Favorites

 

The two matte shades are not as pigmented as the satin shades, however, they are still very wearable and build-able with a primer.  This might just be my favorite palette in all of life!  A great addition to the eye looks I create with this palette, is my new favorite waterline/inner eye area champagne highlight with NYX eyeshadow stick, in the shade: Yogurt!  This beautiful champagne shade pairs nicely with the duochromes.

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NYX eyeshadow stick in the shade, Yogurt, makes the best waterline, inner eye area, & brow bone highlight! ❤ | October Favorites

Also in this vid, I swatch LA Colors $1 Bold Eyes palettes from my drugstore haul. These are definitely worth your buck!! Most of the shades in these palettes are blend-able and buttery.  A few of the shades that are a bit dryer than the more pigmented shades can be built up with a primer.

The LA Colors Full Exposure palette lasted throughout a day of modeling for Corona USA & some of our 80

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For this eye look I used LA Colors Bold Eyes Full Exposure palette & NYX waterline pencil in the shade Yogurt

degree LA weather over the weekend! Because it has been warm, I have been rocking my Stila eye pencil, in the shade, Canary, on the upper lash line for an eye-brightening pop of color.

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Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Pencil, shade: Canary | A beautiful & eye-brightening shade I love to wear on the upper lash line | October Favorites

Also, I have been obsessed with my Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer.

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Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer, Shade: Bronzer | October Favorites

It is perfect for pale Fall skin! Since I have dry skin, I have also been loving Ole Henriksen’s Truth Serum & Youth Activating Facial Oil!

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Ole Henricksen Pure Truth Youth Activating Oil & Truth Serum Collagen Booster | October Favorites

 

The serum & facial oil are decadent, full of Vitamin C, and make my skin brighter & hydrated. Also loving Johnson & Johnson’s Vanilla Oatmeal Baby Lotion as my daytime face & body moisturizer! It was my daily pre-makeup moisturizer throughout October, and has kept my makeup from moving throughout the day without the use of a face primer.  My favorite fragrance has been my Pacifica Dry Roll-On Indian Coconut Nectar Rich Body Oil!  I haven’t really been using it as a body hydration oil, but rather as a roll-on perfume oil lol.  It is my favorite Pacifica fragrance and smells divine!

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Pacifica Indian Coconut Nectar Dry Roll-On Rich Body Oil | October Favorites

More of my October favorites as well as all of the products from my drugstore haul can be found in the video above.  If you like this video, please be sure to give it a like & subscribe for more future videos & giveaways :))). Muahhhh!!! xoxo ❤ Kelle

How To Personalize Your Makeup Z Palettes! | DIY Tutorial

Greetings, my loves! In my latest How To Personalize Your Makeup Z Palettes DIY Tutorial video, I show you a cool diy way to organize your eyeshadows; in a way that is reflective of your rockin personalities!

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Top: I went with Maple leaves because my chihuahua’s name is Maple, & Madonna for the cover. Bottom:  David Bowie’s letter to his fan for the cover, & a lense for the back.

I decided to do this diy tutorial because I have been wanting to do away with the packaging on my small palettes & single eye shadows. Minimalism! :))))) So I came up with a cool way to personalize my Z palettes using recycled magazines and empty dvd cases! Life hacks! Rather than just a basic dvd case sitting on my vanity, I customized them by cutting out images from old magazines.  I selected my images based on the shades I selected for each of the palettes (photo below).  My favorite of the bunch, is my highlighting face palette. I love the beachy vintage look with orange parachute.

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Highlighting Face Palette | DIY Personalized Makeup Z Palette | Design yours easily with recycled magazines & dvd cases!

I did depot my shadows before designing the palettes. My apologies for completely forgetting to elaborate on how I secured the depotted shadows to the insides of the

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Create makeup z palettes with recycled magazines & dvd cases | Simply trim images to fit inside the dvd sleeves & glue your depotted shadows to the inside of the dvd case. Easy peasey!

palettes in the video! I used a hot glue gun to secure them to the inside of the cases. Super glue works great too. Sorry for not going into more detail on that! To stylize the front and back of your makeup z palettes:

  1. First make sure your dvd cases have front and back plastic sleeves (if you wish for it to be personalized on both sides of the palette). And if you would rather use real photos to personalize your palettes, that works just as great, too!
  2. Simply select your favorite images, and trim the images to fit the front and backs of the palettes. If you have a good eye, you can get a feel for if the image you cut will fit the inside of the dvd sleeve. Measuring the dvd case and image is best for precision accuracy. If no measuring tape is on hand, an image that is larger than the case is best, because you can always trim it around the edges to fit perfectly.

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial video and hope you have as much fun designing your palettes as I did mine! Please be sure to give it a like & subscribe for more future videos :))) Thanks for watching! Muahhhh!!! xoxoxoox

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Top left: Wet N Wild shades | Top right: Elf highlighters | Bottom left: Wet N Wild Single Shadows | Bottom Right: LA Colors Shadows | DIY Makeup Z Palettes made with recycled dvd cases
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Personalized DIY Makeup Z palettes | Made with recycled magazines & dvd cases | Tutorial
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Personalized DIY Makeup Z Palettes | Made with recycled magazines & dvd cases | Tutorial
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Highlighting Face Palette | Made with recycled magazines & dvd cases | DIY Tutorial

September Beauty & Fashion Favorites!

Good day, everyone!! Welcome to my September Beauty & Fashion Favorites (in October lol)! Better late than never getting this non-sponsored blog and video up! First things first, I would like to give a big shout out and thank you to Miracle Skin Transformer for featuring me on their socials this week!

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I’ll be giving away a full size Miracle Balm & some Pacifica products in my next giveaway!

Their support is incredible!! Since the Miracle Skin Transformer Miracle Balm is one of my most prized beauty possessions, I will be giving away a full size of it in my next giveaway! Pacifica is also one of my favorite vegan brands very dear to my heart that has also supported me, and I am so thankful!  To express my gratitude, I will also be giving away a few Pacifica products (see below for more giveaway details)!  :))))))  It’s still warm in LA, so I’ve been wearing summery clothes with Fall tones; and it just feels so weird lol. Whether Summer, Fall, or Spring, I cannot be without my Muskoka Nord fish necklace (also below). It brings some seriously good luck!! Since I love both drugstore and high-end beauty products, this video would not be complete without a little bit of both. That said, L’Oreal’s Visible Lift Blur concealer is my new fave holy grail concealer!!!!

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L’Oreal’s Visible Lift Blur concealer is impressive for smoothing the under eyes.  It gives better than high-end results!  Can’t get enough!!

It is like Photoshop-in-a-bottle!!! My LA Girl HD concealer is still a holy grail, but this one is just that much more smoothing for the under eye area. L’Oreal Blur is not a highlighting concealer, if that is what you desire in a concealer. However, adding a brightening primer under the eyes, beforehand, works amazingly well. I’ve been priming my under eyes with my Dirty Works Radiance Cream.  Then I set the concealer with Wet N Wild’s yellow powder in the Caramel Toffee Contour palette. This combo is life!!! Hands down, this is a drugstore concealer with better than high-end results!!!!  My simple go-to eyeshadow look for September was created with my Too Faced Natural At Night palette and ELF smudge pot in the taupe shade, Cruisin Chic! I use a concealer brush to apply Cruisin Chic as a wash of color all over the eyes.  Then I add Moon Stone from the Too Faced palette (one of my all-time fave palettes), also as an all-over wash of color.  One-hit wonder shades like these are the best for simplicity!!!

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ELF Smudge Pot, Shade: Cruisin Chic | Too Faced Natural At Night palette, Shade: Moon Stone | September Favorites

I loved this daytime eye look paired with Kat Von D’s Shade & Light Duo Blushes in the shade, Hansel & Gretel.  It makes a great Fall mauve when both shades are swirled together.  The silky smooth formula of these blushes is incredible for natural looking color on the cheeks, that lasts ALL DAY & NIGHT.  They do look more pigmented in the pan

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Kat Von D Shade & Light Duo Blushes, Shades (left to right): Samson & Delilah, Hansel & Gretel, Sid & Nancy, Mickey & Mallory, Bonnie & Clyde | September Favorites

than they do applied on the skin; a great feature if you prefer to build up your cheek color. Unfortunately, some of the blush shades do loosely spin around in the pan (as shown in the blush to far left).  This makes me a bit weary of traveling with a few of them, as I’ve had to spin a few of the other shades back into upright position.  The purple-y Bonnie & Clyde shade (far right in photo above) looks way louder than it actually applies .  When swirled together, Bonnie & Clyde amazingly makes a great dupe for Benefit’s Dandelion blush!  You also get a ton of product, at .317 oz each.  These blushes have been discontinued on the KVD site, but you can still find them online and at TJ Maxx.  I ❤ them!!! Next, I am a huge fan of rose scents. Especially if the rose scent involves the aroma of chocolate, like C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries’ Rose Salve.  It has been my pre-lipstick balm and eye-topper for wet shadow looks in September.  I can’t be without this balm!  Get the rest of my beauty and fashon favorites in my latest vid!  Enjoy!

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C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries Rose Salve | Perfect pre-lipstick balm & a great eye-topper for wet eyeshadow looks!

GIVEAWAY ALERT: As mentioned in the video, I will be giving away some Pacifica products and a full size Miracle Skin Transformer Beauty Balm in my next giveaway. I couldn’t be more thrilled to give away products from two of my favorite & inspiring beauty brands, to one lucky subscriber!!!! The giveaway announcement blog and video will be up in under a week and a half. To enter, just subscribe & follow my socials (links below), and stay tuned for the giveaway video!

If you enjoyed my video, please be sure to give it a thumb up! :)))  Also, I would love to hear any suggestions you might have for future videos on my channel!  Thanks for watching! Muahhhh!!! ❤ ❤ ~Kelle

 

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Orange agate ‘Kelley Fish’ necklace | Available at MuskokaNord.com | September Favorites

Weekend Vlog & EODM Concert Look

Hi guys!  I hope everyone had a beautiful weekend!  In this weekend vlog I share my weekend routine and also do a GRWM of the look I wore to the EODM / 95.5 KLOS concert on Saturday, at The Regent Theatre L.A. The eye look I wore was very warm and fall appropriate, despite our L.A. heatwave, ha! In case you are not familiar with EODM music

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EODM / 95.5 KLOS Concert | The Regent Theatre L.A. | September 17, 2016

(and loveeeee rock ‘n roll), here is a link to their youtube channel: youtube.com/eodmofficial. You have probably heard them in lots of Cherry Coca-Cola commercials 🙂  For the concert look, I used my Wet N Wild Desert Festival Palette & Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette to achieve the warm eye look.  I finished the look with some mauve-nude lips with two of my favorite NYX shades in Root Beer Float & Sandy Kiss.  An EODM rock concert would not be the same without rockin some spiked Kurt Geiger boots!  My loves, before it’s too late:

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Kelley Whilden | EODM / 95.5 KLOS Concert | The Regent Theatre L.A. | September 17, 201

THERE’S STILL TIME TO ENTER THE BEATLES GIFT SET GIVEAWAY!  :))))))))

To enter, be sure watch my giveaway video & give it a thumb up, subscribe to my youtube channel, & follow me on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter!  I have yet to decide what day I will be announcing the winner.  I can say that is will be very VERY soon! :)))  Good luck, everyone!  XO ~Kelle

 

GRWM & BEATLES MUSIC GIVEAWAY!

14370140_1212101188812226_8934530993881972946_nHello my lovelies!! It’s time for another GIVEAWAY!!  In my latest GRWM video I share with you not only a giveaway, but a BEATLES collectors edition gift set giveaway!!  I’ll get to the makeup look in just a momento, because let’s get into what one lucky music lover will win!

Included in the gift set:

• 4 vinyl singles in their original artwork sleeves (includes classics Hey Jude, Ticket To Ride, Yellow Submarine, Eleanor Rigby, Revolution, Yes It Is, Something)
• 21″ x 21″ poster
• Single hub
• Exclusively numbered package

How to win:

1) Subscribe to my YouTube channel
2) Follow my socials:
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Twitter: @kellebelle22
Instagram: @lilmisslion
3) Like & comment on the youtube video that you would like to win the gift set.

With all that said, I cannot wait to see their new movie, 8 Days A Week, directed by Ron Howard!!!!

Entirely unrelated, let’s get into the makeup look I put together in my GRWM vid.  It has been feeling like Fall in LA, although upcoming weather reports say we will be experiencing heat again in a few days.  lol.  So I went with a Summery/Fall warm look using highend & drugstore makeup.  My hair is a bit more blonde now, so warmer shades seem to be working the best with it.  I chose some rusty orange, browns, & gold shades for my eyes.  For my skin I loved img_6737topping my Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation with Revlon’s skin light in the shade: peach light, Kat Von D’s shade/light blush in the shade Mickey & Mallory, & Anastasia’s Glow kit shade: Moonstone.  This skin combo looks so natural, I loveeeeee it!!!!  I really loved the nude Elf lipstick in shade Party In The Buff for this look as well.  I hope you enjoy the vid & good luck to my music lovers out there!!!  XO ~Kelle