April Favourites: Beauty, Body, Hair & Home!

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!

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Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Body Milk | April Favourites
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!

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Ibiza Hair Brush | April Favourites
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 :)))

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 ❤

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Lily of the Desert Aloe-based Cleasning Cream | April Favourites
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!

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Doll Face Beauty Clarify Balancing Tonic | April Favourites
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.

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Honey Girl Organics The Lotion Face & Body moisturizer | April Favourites
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

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DW Home Black Rose Oud Candle | April Favourites
Hope you guys enjoy my April favourites!! Much love! XO ~Kelle

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April Favourites: Beauty, Body, Hair & Home | Kelley Whilden

GRWM & Spring Makeup GIVEAWAY!

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

Honey Girl Organics: Organic, Cruelty-Free, Gmo-Free, & Gluten-Free Hawaiian Skincare

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!

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Honey Girl Organics Hawaiian Skincare | The Lotion Face & Body & HoneyGlo Rejuvenating Serum are the latest additions to my holy grail skincare arsenal!

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!

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The Lotion Face & Body is an 8oz bottle of skin food that nurtures my skin day and night!

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!!

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HoneyGlo Rejuvenating Serum is so rich & emollient that one small drop is enough to replace a moisturizer for an entire day!  Obsessed with it’s aromatherapeutic scent!

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

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Honey Girl Organics Review | Hawaiian Skincare | Kelley Whilden
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Honey Girl Organics are handcrafted in small batches with only the freshest, natural ingredients from the North Shore of Oahu! | Organic, Cruelty-free, GMO-free, Gluten-free Hawaiian Skincare

Rodan & Fields Mini Facial/First Impressions & Self-Tanning Night!

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

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St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse contains 100% natural tanning agents, doesn’t transfer to my clothing after application, & also wears great under makeup (without any oily residue).  Win, win, win!

February Favorites!

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.      img_7314

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.

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Rimmel Single Shadow, Shade: Millionaire

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.

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Rimmel Single Eyeshadow, Shade: Millionaire | Model: Kelley Whilden | February Favorites

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.

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Laura Geller Bronzing & Highlighting Palette, Shade: Porcelain/Fair | February Favorites

In the palette are 3 bronzing/highlighting shades that can be worn individually, you can create combos,

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Laura Geller Bronzing & Highlighting Palette, Shade: Porcelain/Fair | Swatches | February Favorites

or swirl them into one shade.

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The Laura Geller Bronzing/Highlighting Shades can be worn individually or swirled into one. | February Favorites

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.

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A great dupe for Laura Geller’s Bronzing/Highlighting Palette is Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer in the Shade: 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.

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When I swirl all 3 of Laura Geller’s shades into one shade, I can’t tell it apart from Physician’s Formual Butter Bronzer, Shade: Bronzer | Dupe

I’m a big believer that if you take care of your skin with great skincare products, then the less makeup you have to wear.  Doll Face Beauty’s Pore Perfection Mineral Mask, Invigorate Cleanser, & Clarify Balancing Tonic have been the highlights of my skincare routine in February.  Click here for my recent review & blog on Doll Face Beauty‘s gorgeous line.

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Doll Face Beauty | Pore Perfection Mineral Mask, Invigorate Cleanser, Clarify Balancing Tonic | February Favorites

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.

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La Roche-Posay Toleriane Double Repair Moisturizer | This has been my favorite pre-makeup moisturizer. | February Favorites

Unfortunately, this moisturizer doesn’t include the ingredients on the back.  This is kind of a bummer.

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La Roche-Posay Toleriane Double Repair Moisturizer 

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.

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Andalou Naturals Mandarin Vanilla Body Lotion is organic, vegan, 100% Non-GMO, &  paraben/sulfate-free. | February Favorites

This lotion has all sorts of yummy ingredients for your skin.  I’ve even used it on my face with no problemos.

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Andalou Naturals Mandarin Vanilla Body Lotion | Organic, Vegan, & 100% Non-GMO, & paraben/sulfate-free | February Favorites

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.

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Institut Karite Paris Rose Shea Hand Cream | February Favorites

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.

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Sculpt Face/Body Coconut Avocado Glow Moisturizing Oil

It contains just a handful of healthy ingredients.  Paraben free and cruelty free.

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Love the healhy ingredients in Sculpt’s Coconut Avocado Glow Moisturizing Oil | Cruelty Free, Paraben Free | February Favorites

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.

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Physician’s Formual Organic Wear Bright Booster Oil Elixir | February Favorites

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.

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Physician’s Formual Organic Wear Bright Booster Oil Elixir | February Favorites

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.

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Toni & Guy Creative Style Spray Wax | February Favorites

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.

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Butterfly iphone case | $1 from the Dollar Tree

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.

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Tieks By Gavrieli Cheetah Print Ballet Flats

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.

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Tieks By Gavrieli Ballet Flats | Teepee necklace by Muskoka Nord | Lunar pyrite stone necklace By Kelley Nicole Collection | Kelley Whilden | February Favorites

Hope you guys enjoyed my monthly favorites.  Wishing you a beautiful week ahead!! ❤  xoxo Kelle

Doll Face Beauty Unboxing & Review! | Skincare

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!! :)))

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Doll Face Beauty Unboxing & Review | Skincare | Kelley Whilden

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. dollface-cleanser-2Invigorate 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.

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Invigorate Triple-Action Facial Cleanser | Doll Face Beauty

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!

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Clarify Balancing Tonic | Doll Face Beauty

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 dollface pretty puff 2.jpgrelaxing 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.

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The Pretty Puff is soaked with Konjac, rose, & other amazing skincare ingredients to cleanse and exfoliate your skin.

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! Screen Shot 2017-02-10 at 5.24.49 PM.pngdollface mask 2.jpg

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.  ❤    dollface blog pic 3.jpg

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 ~Kelledoll face products 4.jpgdollface invigorate 2.jpgdoll face products 5.jpgdoll face blogg.jpg

January Favorites & My Week Modeling For Stylus!

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 nude looks chic with any outfit/jewelry selection.  And it’s only $.99!

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Wet N Wild Nail Polish, Shade: Yo Soy | January Favorites

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.

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Stylus Sofas | Las Vegas Market | Model: Kelley Whilden | January 2017

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!! ❤ ❤

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Stylus Sofas | Customizable furniture! |  Las Vegas Market | January 2017

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,

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Almay Smart Shade Blush, Shade: Nude, is the most gorgeous collection of dusty pinks & mauves. | January Favorites

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!

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Almay Smart Shade Blush, Shade: Nude | January Favorites

Mi amor for Essence’s Roses & Bronze palettes also began in December.

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Essence “Roses” & “Bronze” Eyeshadow palettes | January Favorites

How is it possible that a palette in the drugstore $5 per-palette-affordability-range be THIS good!?

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Swatches of Essence Roses palette

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.

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Swatches of Essence Bronze Palette

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.

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Deciem Hylamide C25 Vitamin C Booster Serum | January Favorites

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.

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Urban Decay Illuminated Trio Highlighters | January Favorites

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,

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Urban Decay’s Illuminated Trio Pyrite highlight shade also makes a gorgeous eyeshadow.

mixed with the peachy Twilight shade.

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Urban Decay’s Illuminated Trio Twilight shade looks gorgeous mixed with Pyrite from the palette. Perfect for a sun goddess look!

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!

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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