Highlighters Only Challenge!

Happy Labor Day, my loves!!  I hope everyone is having a beautiful weekend!  Just in case you missed my latest YouTube video, my Highlighters Only Challenge video is below!  Thank you to my subscriber, Nick, for requesting this video!  It was so much fun putting together this full-face-using-highlighters-only look with some of my favorite glow-potions.  I didn’t have a shimmery foundation, so I made one by mixing up three of Hard Candies’ highlighters.  Hysterical as a foundation, the 3-highlighter mixture is actually a great one for daily dewy glow on the high points of the face!  Overall, I would most definitely say that this look isn’t meant to be a wearable look, as lots of highlights on the skin can exaggerate every nook & cranny!  BUT, it does photograph great for editorial and black and white photos!  Hope you guys enjoy the video!  ❤ ❤ ~Kelle

 

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Holy Grail Wonder Serum!

Finally, I have found my holy grail wonder serum!  I mentioned this wonder serum in a recent blog and promised I would tell you all about it 🙂 A few weeks ago I picked up Kosé’s Clear Turn Eau de Claire Hyaluronic Acid Beauty Serum.  IMG_6247Kosé is a Japanese cosmetic brand that purchased Tarte Cosmetics in March of last year.  They offer a selection of four different Eau de Claire serums based on your skin’s needs: hyaluronic acid, collagen, vitamin c, & astaxanthin.  I went with the hyaluronic because it is winter time and it is supposed to help lock in and boost your skin’s moisture.  It is a thin, clear gel type serum without any greasiness what-so-ever.  I apply it after cleansing, and then apply my moisturizer.  I’ve been loving the combo together at night for the past few weeks.  IMG_6244My skin is feeling super quenched! Honestly, my skin has never felt more moisturized!  It is SO crazy waking up feeling like my skin doesn’t need any moisturizer!  I have a feeling this serum would make an awesome makeup primer as well.  The serum looks super dewy on the skin in a radiant & healthy way, not in a saturated-with-product kind of way.  Similar to the way aloe vera gel looks on the skin.  Also, this bottle of magic will last forever, as it is a 6.76 ounce bottle! I’m also really loving how the pretty Kosé bottle looks in the bathroom. Looking forward to trying more of their products!  Wishing everyone a beautiful week! XO ~Kelle

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Kosé Clear Turn Eau de Claire Hyaluronic Acid Serum | Holy grail

 

Argan Oil Cream Blush | Jasmine La Belle

Jasmine La Belle Argan Oil Creme Blush | Shades: Flush, Sun Kissed, Coral Sand, Wild Lilac

A few of my Frisco finds were also these Argan Oil Cheek Color Sticks by Jasmine La Belle!  I’m all about creme blush on the daily and thought I would give them a try.  I can’t say that I love just any one of the shades, because I love them all!

Shade: Flush | Jasmine La Belle Argan Oil Cheek Blush
Shade: Flush | Jasmine La Belle Argan Oil Cheek Blush

The two coral colors, Flush (bright pinky coral) & Coral Sand (a peachy coral), are beautiful!!  Wild Lilac (a berry shade) is great for the blushing cheek look, and the lightest shade, Sunkissed, makes a gorgeous champagne highlighter.

Shade: Sunkissed | Jasmine La Belle Argan Oil Cheek Blush | Awesome highlighter!
Shade: Sunkissed | Jasmine La Belle Argan Oil Cheek Blush | Awesome highlighter!

These can also be used as a lip color, however I don’t foresee myself using the lightest shade on my lips because I’m not a fan of frosty lips (but it is outstanding as a highlighter :).

Shade: Coral Sand | Jasmine La Belle Argan Oil Cheek Blush
Shade: Coral Sand | Jasmine La Belle Argan Oil Cheek Blush
Shade: Wild Lilac | Jasmine La Belle Argan Oil Cheek Blush
Shade: Wild Lilac | Jasmine La Belle Argan Oil Cheek Blush

The argan oil gives a gorgeous sheen when applied, which I LOVE for a dewy look.  They are rich in color and blending them out is easy peasey pumpkin pie.  Is it Halloween yet!?  I cannot wait!! 🙂  All in all, these are perfect for days when I don’t want to wear much makeup.  I can just throw one on and add a bright lip for a no makeup, but slight-makeup-look 🙂  Happy Monday! XO ~Kelle

Jasmine La Belle Blush Set | Amrita Singh Hoop Earrings (featured in last week’s blog 🙂

Rimmel Review & Photo Shoot with Patrick Massou!

Rimmel 25 Hour Lasting Finishing Foundation | Floral bracelet: Kelley Nicole Jewelry Collection
Photographer: Patrick Massou | Foundation: Rimmel 25 Hour Lasting Finish Foundation | Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte, Shade: Sandstorm

Hello, my lovelies!! Today is a 90 degree day in L.A. which brings me to the real hot topic of foundations. There are always so many options to choose from at the drugstore! My love for Rimmel’s Match Perfection medium coverage foundation is still going strong as my fave foundation, thanks to its skin-like qualities!! However, when it comes to shooting I like to wear a full coverage foundation. That said, I decided to put Rimmel’s 25 Hour Lasting Foundation with Comfort Serum to the test, in my photo shoot this week with photographer, Patrick Massou. He is one of my favorite photographers and it is always such a pleasure to create with him!  It was a perfect sunny day for us in Hollywood! While the weather was mid-70’s during the day of the shoot, my skin felt like it reached 90 degrees; in part due to working up a sweat from time to time.  A great thing about Rimmel’s 25 Hour foundation is that it does have sunscreen in it, with a spf of 20.  Generally, for shooting it is best to go with a high-definition HD foundation. But since our shoot took place outside, I needed the spf and super appreciate that it helped protect my skin.  All in all, I give this foundation an A++!!!  I love the smell! The scent is exactly the same as my Rimmel Match Perfection foundation that I adore. 25 Hour applied evenly and left me with a lovely dewy finish; with just the right amount of coverage for the shoot.  This beautiful skin-in-a-bottle foundation also claims to be heat and sweat proof!  The foundation did live up to its claims and lasted all day AND night! Well into the 12th hour of wear, it looked just as good as when I had put it on in the morning! 25 Hour will be my summer skin go-to foundation for sure! Last summer was a hot one in L.A. and this sweat and heat proof foundation will be just the trick for keeping it from melting away 🙂  Also, my face felt moisturized all day, and I am guessing that is because of the Comfort Serum in which it comes equipped.  I heart serums, so this is the bonus plus in the A++ I give to this all-around excellent foundation! Bravo!

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder | Shade: Sandstorm

In my review video, I discussed Rimmel’s Stay Matte Powder.  This powder is now a new favorite!  The shade I wear is Sandstorm and I’ve been wearing this powder nearly every day. Since I am a lover of the dewy look, a little goes a long way for me and I like to use it sparingly in my t-zone.  It is also a great shade for the under eye area!  I applied the powder only once in the morning and once towards the end of my shoot, to soak up some sweat beads from the calories I was burning in the sun. This is an outstanding powder and one that I will use over and over again!

Rimmel Stay Glossy 3D Lip Gloss | Shade: Popcorn for 2

Lastly, I am LAAAAAAA-VING Rimmel’s 3D lippie in the shade Popcorn for 2! This lippie is a dream-sicle on a doe-foot stick! Seriously, this color is an indescribable-iridescent-y duo-chrome shade that makes for the purrrrr-fect pout when smack-er-dabbed in the center of your bottom lip.  I hope they come out with oodles more of these 3D duo-chrome shades.  If this lippie had some fe-nomme lip venom in it, then it would be the super duper ultimate for pout perfection.  Just saying! 😉 Hands down, this lippie in this shade is SO gorgeous! RIMMEL REVIEW & PHOTO SHOOT WITH PATRICK MASSOU!  In this vid, I put Rimmel’s 25 Hour Lasting Finish Foundation to the test in my photoshoot! Enjoy! xoxoxo