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

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

One Lovey Blog Award & Award Nominees! <3 <3

So blessed to accept this ‘One Lovely Award’ for my blog.one-lovely-blog-award-badge1.jpg Thanks to the AMAZING Gilts & Glamz for nominating me for this award! Your blog is so L-O-V-E-L-Y!!!  Be sure to check out her beautiful blog.  Her beauty posts are amazing and she gives great advice to
new new bloggers.  Thank you for making my week, Gilts & Glamz!! ❤ ❤

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SOME RULES:

Thank the person that nominated you and leave a link to their blog
Post about the award
Share seven facts about yourself
Nominate at most 15 people
Tell your nominees they’ve been nominated for one lovely award

Seven Facts About Me:

My chihuahuas are my children.
Starbucks Coffee gets my day started 365 days a year.
I wear mismatched socks (when I wear socks).  #superstitious                                                                              I love to sing.                                                                                                                                         Traveling is also a passion.                                                                                                                                I am a Leo.                                                                                                                                                                Life, for me, revolves around love, music, design & art.

The Nominations:
The Stylish Confident
Pinot And Peep Toes
Super Sweet Serendipity
Olivia Hollreiser
Simply Ellen
Holistic Beautyy
Tabitha Templer
Daniela Soriano
Fluently Fashion
Need That Makeup
High Chic Blog
Laura Kate Beauty
My Style Inside Out
Beauty Blush                                                                                                                                                    The Screenplay of Life Chronicles

Thank you once again to the lovely Gilts & Glamz for this honor.  I love that I can now nominate other beautiful bloggers!!  Seeing everyone’s individuality is so much fun for me as a reader!  I hope my nominees love their award! Congrats, dears!!

THANKS FOR READING!

Much love & God bless!!! ❤ ❤ ~Kelle

 

The Blogger Recognition Award!

trophy-153395_640I will start by saying thank you SO much to GiltsandGlamz for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award over the weekend!  I am so appreciative to those of you who follow, read, & support my blog!  I like to put a lot of time into my posts, so it means a great deal to me that GiltsandGlamz would nominate me!  Your guys’ and gals’ support means so so SO much!!! Whether it pertains to health, fitness, fashion, beauty, lifestyle, etc., I absolutely adore writing/blogging on these topics.  It was really my love for all of these things that triggered my desire to start a blog.  One of my greatest passions has always been photography, so I absolutely love that aspect of blogging as well.  I am constantly feeling like I am missing moments to capture when I don’t have my camera with me!!!!  My advice to new bloggers is to first narrow your passions.  Then blog about your passions with relevant content including photos, quotes, and witty writing.  In the info age, short and sweet sentences are best for holding your readers’ attention.  Also, I recommend putting in the extra time to select and edit impressive photos.  A picture can speak a thousand words, so bright & powerful content really helps to grab your readers’ attention.  GiltsandGlamz is an incredible blog that I love reading on the daily, and I invite you to subscribe and follow her blog as well.  Congrats to the blogs I have nominated below, and have a beautiful week!!! ❤ ❤         heart_nominate.jpg

Now for the nominations….drum roll pleaseeeeeee….I nominate the following blogs for the Bloggers Recognition Award:

  1. PinotAndPeepToes
  2. MyStyleInsideOut
  3. Cooking With A Wallflower
  4. Square Mile of Style
  5. BeatFaceFriday
  6. Glamorize Your Mind
  7. A Pinch of Inspiration
  8. Simoneteffect
  9. Fluently Fashion
  10. carlynnsblog
  11. Serendipity
  12. Just Like Heaven
  13. The Bambi Eyes
  14. Twinspiration
  15. Shrisloveformakeup

 

There Are A Few Rules:

Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
Write a post to show your award.
Give a brief story of how your blog started.
Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.
Let Go…

Two Pieces Of Advice For New Bloggers:

Let this be something you enjoy and cherish do not, do not go crazy over how many views or likes a day you’re hitting, yes, that makes you happy and makes want to put in more work, which is great and that’s how it should stay. Your number one priority should be to make your self happy with the content of your blog because when you love what you put out there so will your readers.
Be YOU, Be REAL yes, original is what your aim should be, trust me when I say you do not need to change the way you speak to publish content on your blog, write as you speak, write as you feel, and write as though you were talking to a friend in a real life, that is whats going to attract and connect readers to your blog.

Merry Christmas Holiday Giveaway!

Season’s Greetings, loves!  Over the weekend I put together a holiday giveaway for you guys!

One lucky subscriber will win (7) beauty products including the following:

  1. E.L.F. Cosmetics Smudge Pot, Shade: Poppin Party
  2. E.L.F. Cosmetics Silky Smooth Powder, Shade: Glow
  3. E.O.S. Lip Balm, Flavor: Summer Fruit
  4. Profusion Cosmetics Natural Eyeshadow Palette, 12 shades
  5. SoapBox Soaps All Natural Bar Soap, Scent: Mandarin…(Love their Soap=Hope mantra!  With every SoapBox soap purchase, SoapBox donates a soap bar product to someone in need. <3)
  6. Wet n Wild Petal Pusher Eyeshadow Palette, 8 shades
  7. Wet n Wild Crease Brush

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    One subscriber will win these (7) beauty products! Merry Christmas Holiday Giveaway! | Kelley Whilden

To enter the giveaway, be sure to be subscribed to my channel and leave me a comment saying you are interested in winning the holiday giveaway.  This giveaway is also international! ❤

I’ll be announcing the winner in just a few short days, in hopes that my winner will receive their gifts in time for CHRISTMAS!!! :)))))))))))

Best of luck, darlings!!  Wishing you and yours the very merriest of holidays!! xoxo ❤ Kelle

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The glossy-eyed look I wore in my Holiday Giveaway video was simple to create with ELF’s cream shadow in the shade, Confetti! Perfect holiday shade!  One lucky winner will win all (7) products including an ELF cream shadow in the shade, Poppin Party! Happy Holidays! ❤  

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

Encino Treks!

Here are a few photos from my latest Nike trail treks in Encino, Ca! The views above Lake Encino are epic! Photos by my rockin friend, Ted Wulfers! Have a great weekend everyone! 😘❤️💙💙💙