Ahhhhhhh aromatherapy! It’s about that time for April favourites (in May lol). Lately I have been rather obsessed with Soap & Glory’s Smoothie Star Body Milk. It is incredibly moisturizing and smells like a dream. It is a gourmand scent with almond, honey, oats etc. I don’t find the scent to be sickening sweet, but rather, a calming sweet accord-ion of well-orchestrated notes. It layers so nicely with musks & floriental perfumes. Absolutely loveeeee it!
Another favorite is my Ibiza round hair brush. This brush beats every brush I own! A blow dry is just never quite the same if I try and blow dry my hair with my other brushes. The Ibiza grabs every strand of hair in a section with one swipe, smoothes & shines each strand, and brushes through it effortlessly. If you have long hair, this is amazing for big Bridget Bardot waves. Also great for straight hair looks. It is a blow dry and styling must!
April wouldn’t have been the same without my Physician’s Formula Bronze Booster in the shade: light to medium. It is similar in shade to my beloved butter bronzer, but has more of a glow due to its sheen. The sheen doesn’t register as glitter on the skin, but instead as a sun kissed glow. When I wear a faux tan, this is the bronzer I pair with it. As reflected in the below photos, this bronzer is very well loved :)))
Physician’s Formula Bronze Booster
Physician’s Formula Bronze Booster, Shade: light to medium | April Favourites
My skin cleansing routine in April included a new cream cleanser I have been adoring from Lily of the Desert. I’ve been testing out several products from this line over recent months and will be mentioning a few more of my faves very soon. This gentle, aloe-based cleanser is fantastic for my dry skin peeps. It has been my go-to cleanser for a quick scrub before and after my workouts. I love that it also includes chamomile. #soothing ❤
After cleansing, my skin gets a quick daily exfoliation with Doll Face Beauty’s Clarify Tonic. I’ve mentioned this baby many times on my blog and channel. It is THAT good. The glycolic acid in this balancing tonic keeps my skin exfoliated and refreshed. I wear it once daily either right before moisturizing/pre-makeup or before bed prior to moisturizing. ❤ it!
Another skincare product that I was never without in April was my Honey Girl Organics The Lotion Face & Body moisturizer. It preps and plumps my skin for makeup and keeps it deeply moisturized all day long. Cruelty-free, organic, gluten-free & made with honey and skin-soothing luscious oils, this emollient moisturizer is the bees knees.
Lastly, but certain not leastly, is my DW Home Black Rose Oud candle. This is basically heaven on earth. The scent is rich, decadent and sooooo relaxing. This candle falls into my top 5 candles list of all time. I will be doing that blog and video someday soon :))))) Maybe it’s just me, but every once and while I will get a wiff of tobacco with the rose and oud notes. I am like a mad woman on the hunt for a perfume that smells identical to this black rose oud scent. The gold lid with black bow & black glass holder makes the presentation of this candle so classic and chic for the home or to give as a gift. A bath and bubbles would not be the same without this black rose beauty. #DIVINITY
Hi, guys!! In this video I do a quick GRWM makeup look for you guys! You won’t want to miss my Spring GIVEAWAY in this video as well! One lucky subscriber will win one of my favorite eyeshadow palettes: Tarte’s Tartelette In Bloom!
To enter for a chance to win the GIVEAWAY: 1) just be subscribed and 2) leave a comment that you would like to win the palette below this video on YouTube. Good luck, everyone!!
If you enjoyed this GRWM & GIVEAWAY video, please be sure to give it a like & subscribe for more future videos :))) Thanks for watching! Muahhhh!!! ~Kelle
Alohaaaaa everyone! I am very excited to introduce to you my new favorite Hawaiian skincare line: Honey Girl Organics! This line is organic, cruelty-free, gmo-free, gluten-free, and made with only the freshest & natural ingredients! Each bottle of their skin food is individually handcrafted in small batches from the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii! If you have dry skin like I do, “The Lotion Face & Body” and HoneyGlo Rejuvenating Serum are two products you must get your hands on!
They have made their way into my holy grail skincare arsenal FAST! Because they are made by hand, you want to make sure and give them a good shake before each use. The fresh, natural ingredients like organic honey, jojoba oil, hemp see oil, carrot seed oil, olive oil, & rosehip seed oil are so soothing on my skin. I’ve always been a big fan of organic honey in my skincare regimens & it is a primary ingredient in Honey Girl products! The Lotion can be used on both face & body, but I prefer savoring every drop for my face. It is a very rich moisturizer and a tiny bit goes a very long way. I really appreciate that about these products and foresee them lasting for a long time. The Lotion also works in complete synergy with my makeup & has replaced the need for a primer. Loveee that!
One small drop of the serum is also all you need. That one drop is so emollient that it could even replace your moisturizer for the entire day! I like wearing both products in conjunction with one another at night, as insurance for lasting hydration while I sleep. I wake up and it feels like I don’t even need to add moisturizer!!
Also, if you are into aromatherapy like I am, the serum is a 2-in-one soul-soother that hydrates skin & uplifts your senses all at the same time! It smells similar to one of my holy grail lip balms by Dr. Hauschka. I love the herbal fragrance so much that I asked Honey Girl what ingredient smells so divine in their serum. They told me it is from the ingredient “propolis”, which is made by bees. Good to know for when I go on the hunt for a perfume containing this divine ingredient :))) So if your skin is needing a moisture boost, then these two nurturing skin food products are the ones for you! Hope you guys and gals enjoy my review video of this wonderful line! Mahalo! ❤ ❤ ~Kelle
Last night was all about pampering! It was an eventful week & weekend, and my skin was needing some serious TLC!! In this video, I do a Rodan & Fields Mini Facial (with first impressions) & slather on some St. Tropez self-tanner. Nothing like a spa night and tan to bring my skin back to life! Rodan & Fields’ @FreshlyFierceFaces (on Instagram) sent me a mini-facial care package containing a few lovely skin samples. The samples included a Micro-Dermabrasion Paste, a Night Renewing Serum Capsule, & Lip Renewing Serum Capsule. I loved the glow the paste & serum gave my skin. The micro-dermabrasion paste helped exfoliate my skin SO well. Any patches of dry skin were no match for that paste! 🙂 Also enjoyed its invigorating citrus scent! The Night Renewing serum was unlike any serum I’ve ever used. I was expecting a gel texture, and it turned out to be a velvety soft primer-type-of-a-feel serum. It made my skin feel unbelievable!! The mini facial was the perfect antidote to my incredibly late work night the night before! Over recent months, my go-to self-tanner has been by Vita Liberata. Sadly, that bottle of tropical island tanning goodness was confiscated on a recent flight, for being too large for flight standards. Sigh. lol. So, in lieu, I’ve been using what I have on hand, my St. Tropez bronzing mousse. It provides a very natural looking tan. I wouldn’t say it is a super dark tanner, but rather more on the natural side of tanning things. This makes for a perfect self-tanner if you have fair skin and are just wanting to go a few shades darker. I also like that this tanner doesn’t transfer to clothing. It is made with 100% natural tanning agents, so you don’t have to worry about any harsh chemicals being applied to your skin. The St. Tropez tan can also be worn (freshly applied) under makeup, and it won’t make your makeup look oily, as the tanner doesn’t leave behind any film or oily residue. Loveeeee that, because let’s face it, who has time to wait around for the tan skin to kick in before makeup application?! ;). Anywho, I hope you enjoyed the vid! Thank you sooooo much to Alexandra Pratt @FiercelyFreshFaces for the thoughtful care package! Much love!! Feel free to leave me any questions you might have about the video or products mentioned. Wishing everyone a glorious week!!! XOXO ~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
TGIF, my DOLL-ings!!! Spa nights should be every night with Doll Face Beauty‘s gorgeous skincare line! Over the past three weeks or so I’ve been using the skincare products that Doll Face Beauty sent me. I was excited to try them in hopes it would soothe my dry-as-a-bone skin 😉 I’ve learned to just roll with it. That is, roll around in hydrating products like these!! :)))
My skin responded SO well to these bottled beauties of hydration in just the first two days. I appreciate the powerful skincare and anti-aging ingredients in this line. I shall begin by saying that glycolic acid and hyaluronic acid are two ingredients that I swear by, and are two ingredients found in many of the Doll Face products. Glycolic helps to exfoliate gently and keeps my skin cells turning over, while the hyaluronic packs in all of the moisture (and keeps it there even while I sleep). Over the last year I’ve only fancied cream or oil cleansers. What is remarkable is that the Doll Face Invigorate Triple-Action Facial gel cleanser is the first gel to not dry out my skin (even when used twice daily!). It leaves my skin feeling SO hydrated and refreshed. Invigorate is equipped with AHA’s and citrus enzymes that my skin is lovvvvvvvvving. It smells diving and invigorates my senses first thing in the a.m. Just a tiny drop of this foaming gel goes a longgggg way and it removes my makeup effortlessly.
When used at night, the Clarify Balancing Tonic gives my skin a glow and helps to repair my skin while I sleep. I’ve loved this tonic so much that I’ve even used it twice a day on some days! Love that it locks in my daily and nightly moisturizers like a dream!
The Doll Face Pretty Puff is an exfoliating sponge soaked in Konjac, rose, & other lovely skincare ingredients. I’ve never used anything like this in my skincare regimen. The sponge-y and squishy texture of this sponge is ever so gentle on my skin. As the most relaxing step in my weekly facial routine, I like to exfoliate with it in conjunction with the Invigorate cleanser once a week. I’ve kept the Pretty Puff in its original packaging, so as to soak up every drop of the ingredients it came saturated in lol.
The Purify Pore Perfection Mineral Mask is a clay mask that gently tightens and firms. When washed off, it feels as if I have just used a hydration mask. Remarkable! The hyaluronic hydration factor for this clay mask is next level! I took this baby with me on my Stylus modeling trip and it was my saving grace for work and travel days!
Last and certainly not least, is that packaging. It was love at first sight!!! These products would also make gorgeous Valentine’s Day gifts for that special someone. ❤
Something to be noted is that I think Doll Face Beauty is a gorgeous company that not only offers lovely skincare, but also an uplifting and empowering message to young women. Companies like this are deserving of LOTS MORE LOVE. I am so proud to introduce them to my subscribers and followers. Be sure to follow Doll Face Beauty on Instagram & Twitter because they do lots of amazing giveaways that you won’t want to miss… #THEPOWEROFPRETTY ! Hope you enjoy this line as much as I do. Happy weekend, DOLL-ings!!! ❤ ❤ xoxo ~Kelle
January Favorites are here at last! I kept them short and sweet this month. Thought I would mention the beauty products that are relatively new in my routine over recent weeks. First up is Wet N Wild’s nail polish in the shade YO SOY. This very skin-toned shade of nudelooks chic with any outfit/jewelry selection. And it’s only $.99!
This is also the shade that I wore all of last week while modeling for Stylus. The polish lasted for a solid 4 days without chipping and has become my go-to shade. YO SOY ENAMORADO! :)))) In case you might be wondering, Stylus is a furniture line that gives you customizable options for designing your own living spaces.
You can customize your furniture by selecting your own fabric designs & textures to create a living space all your own! Thanks so much to Live Talent for the booking!! ❤ ❤
January would not have been complete without Almay’s Smart Shade blush in the shade Nude. You can wear any of the four blush shades on their own, your own combo of the four,
or you can mix them altogether as one shade (my preferred application method). This dusty, cool-toned pinky mauve shade is SO flattering on the skin. I especially love wearing it with a smoky eye. One of the best blushes I have ever used!
Mi amor for Essence’s Roses & Bronze palettes also began in December.
How is it possible that a palette in the drugstore $5 per-palette-affordability-range be THIS good!?
The shades are SO buttery, creamy, & smooth, that a primer is unnecessary! That is, except for the matte shades. If I wear the matte shades, I apply a satin shade first to act as a primer for the mattes & to prevent streakiness. These are definitely A+++ palettes for the outstanding quality and low price tag.
A skincare love is Deciem’s Hylamide C25 Vitamin C Booster Serum. The texture applies like a slightly slippy gel primer. Upon application, the serum dries down but not all the way. After topping it with my moisturizer, it makes my skin feel quenched. It also makes my skin look brighter when I wake up in the morning. LOVE IT.
The Urban Decay Illuminated Highlighter Trio was also a favorite of mine in January. The shades do contain micro-shimmer glitter. I don’t find the glitter to be too chunky or bothersome. These highlighters look gorgeous on the skin both day and night.
The champagne shade called Oasis (middle shade), is more of a skin-enhancing powder than it is a bright highlight. I think it looks stunning for a skin brightening pick-me-up. My favorite way to wear these highlighters is by mixing the golden bronze shade called Pyrite,
mixed with the peachy Twilight shade.
The result is the most gorgeous Peach Bronze highlight ever!!! Honestly, it is the perfect cheekbone alchemy for spring/summer tan goddess skin. The Pyrite/Twilight combo looks just as amazing on fair skin (light-handed application recommended). The brush that is included is AMAZE and purrrfect for traveling. The bristles are incredibly soft & makes a stellar contour brush for the nose as well!
So that pretty much sums things up for my favorites! Hope you guys enjoy them. Please let me know if you are loving any of the products I’ve mentioned, as I would love to hear your thoughts on how they are doing for you. Have a rockin week, my loves!! ❤ ❤ ~Kelle