Quick, Simple, & Natural Everyday Makeup Look!

Happy weekend, ya’lls!!! I hope you enjoy this quick, simple & natural everyday makeup look featured in my latest vid! Muahhhhhh!!! 😘💖✌🏻 xoxo ~Kelle

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Quick, Simple, & Natural Everyday Makeup Look | GRWM | Kelley Whilden

 

 

Weekends With Kona Red Coffee!

Aloha, everyone!  Weekends would definitely not be the same without fresh coffee….and especially Kona Red Hawaiian coffee!!  We had a blast at the Natural Products Expo West last weekend down in Anaheim, CA!

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Kona Red Coffee | Natural Products Expo West | March 2017 | Anaheim, CA 

Kona Red coffee is made with Kona coffee beans cultivated on the big island of Hawaii.  My favorite Kona Red cold brewed blend is the Hawaiian Vanilla.  It is only 25 calories, non-dairy, vegan, gluten-free, rich in antioxidants, & only 5g of sugar.  Cold brewed coffee is less acidic & contains twice as much caffeine as hot brewed coffee! Who knew!?!! The taste of this blend is smooth and delicious. Some iced coffees can be overly sweet, and this one  gets it just right! You can also add your own dairy preference to it and make it a latté!   Yummmmmy!!!!  Kona Red can be found at your local Bristol Farms, Albertson’s, Safeway, etc etc :)))

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Kona Red Hawaiin Vanilla Cold Brewed Coffee is only 25 calories, dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, & DELICIOUS! | Photo by Brian McMcabe | Natural Products Expo West | Anaheim, CA

It was such a fun weekend and more on Kona Red’s delicious and healthy products will be coming soon in a future post!  Thank you so much to Live Talent & Kona Red for the awesome booking!! Wishing everyone a rockin weekend!!! MAHALO!!!! XO ~Kelle

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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:
Facebook: facebook.com/kelleynicolewhilden
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

March Favorites!

Alas, March favorites!!  Better late than never, right!?! In this video I share my favorite products over the month of March.  I was blessed to meet some amazing brands at the Natural Products Expo a few weeks ago.  The rest of the photos will be up soon, I promise!! A few of the brands made it into my March faves vid.  Must say that I cannot get enough of Pacifica’s Dream Big mascara!

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Pacifica Dream Big Mascara | March Favorites

It doesn’t clump after 2-3 coats and makes my lashes super long!  I have also been lovvvvvvvving the illuminating primer by Mineral Fusion (wearing it in my faves vid).

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Mineral Fusion Illuminating Primer | March Favorites
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I wore the Mineral Fusion Illuminating Primer in my March Faves vid & it held up amazingly in 90 degree heat!

It reminds me a lot of the Smashbox and Bare Minerals “slippy” primers, that I adore! Mineral Fusion’s Illuminating primer is made with 24 carat gold flakes to help calm the skin.

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Mineral Fusion Booth | Natural Products Expo 2016

This primer applies like a dream and smells like citrus.  A tiny dot of this primer, goes a very long way.  Can’t get enough of it!!  Also I have been loving the Lilac Skin Softening Witch Hazel by Humphrey’s.

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Humphrey’s Lilac Skin Softening Witch Hazel | March Favorites

I think it’s fantastic that Humphrey’s offers several kinds of witch hazel to choose from, depending on your individual skin’s needs. The Lilac version is hands down my favorite because of its skin softening quality & refreshing scent.  I’ll do a more in depth post on the benefits of witch hazel very soon.  If you have oily skin, the Citrus Oil Control is also fantastic!  I’ve used it a few times because my skin can get oily depending on how much makeup I am wearing.  Another super fave is my David’s toothpaste!!  It’s the best natural toothpaste I have ever used and let’s face it…the aesthetics of it’s recyclable metal package is so gorgeous!  It also comes with a metal bar that you slide onto the bottom so that you can twist out every drop of toothpaste.  LOVE THAT!! Sulfate free, this natural toothpaste leaves your mouth tasting so fresh and so clean, clean!! 🙂

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David’s Natural Toothpaste is the best natural toothpaste I have ever used!

Another fave is the Caldrea body oil in the scent No. 1 Aloe Water Apricot.  It is a beautiful oil that keeps your skin super hydrated.  It has lovely light notes of spring and apricot.  So yummmmmy!!!!

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Caldrea Body Oil, Scent: No. 1 Aloe Water Apricot | March Favorites

Hope you guys enjoy the rest of the products mentioned in this video.  Please let me know if you use them as well, or if you decide to try any of them out!  Muahhhhh!!! XO ~Kelle

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David’s Natural Toothpaste Booth | Natural Products Expo 2016

 

Eye Glow Without Sticky Gloss

Eye glow brought to you by my new fave cream eyeshadow: e.l.f. Cosmetics’ “Soiree.”  

In the container it looks cranberry/taupe in color. But if you use a light hand when applying it, it gives the most radiant skin-like glow!! There are silver sparkles …but they catch the light SO well. Also great for that glossy-eyed look without having to use sticky face gloss. 

Neutral brown shades look awesome on top of Soiree (today I topped it with a mix of Naked Basics’ “Flaunt” + “Naked 2”). The combo wore great all day. In this photo my makeup was on for about 12 hours. 
Used Soiree as my base all week & so far am laaaaaaaaving it!! Highly recommend it!! 👁👁👍🏻👍🏻

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Skincare Routine | UCLA Health’s Skincare Tips

This week I had the pleasure of attending UCLA’ Health’s Healthy Living, Healthy Skin Seminar! I thought it would make a great educational addition to my skincare routine video! It was a great event hosted by UCLA dermatologist, Dr. Jenny Hu, and she presented a wealth of preventative health and skincare knowledge!

UCLA Health's UV Ray Reminder Bracelets
UCLA Health’s UV Ray Reminder Bracelets

Sunscreen was a hot topic at the seminar and I was given some cool UV ray bracelets to wear that can serve as reminders to wear sunscreen! They turn blue when exposed to harmful UV rays, and will come in handy on hikes and beach days! Here are some awesome eats Dr. Hu recommends for healthy skin:

The best advice I can give about personal skincare is to keep skincare simple and continue doing what works best for you and your skincare needs!  Nowadays we can easily get lured into the myriad of skincare products out there, when the best items are already in your kitchen! In my skincare routine video, I mention a few of my favorite daily, natural holy grails for my skin: water, vinegar (organic, raw, unfiltered, with the veil of the mother), honey (organic, raw), & green juice.  I explain why I love using honey to not only exfoliate, but also to oxygenate my skin.  The trick to skin oxygenation is to rub honey onto your skin in circular motions, and then rinse with water for your very own diy oxygenating facial!  I also limit steaming my skin to once a week, because excessive heat is not so great for the skin! diy, facial, steam VINEGAR as a natural holy grail productl!?!?  While it tastes pretty bad on it its own, vinegar can be diluted with water, and makes THE best healthy skin tonic! Organic, unfiltered vinegar with the “veil of the mother” is my favorite to use for many reasons:  it is a great skin detox, boosts your immune system, helps circulation, & improves ph balance. In addition to ingesting it daily, I occasionally use vinegar on blemishes with a cotton ball and it zaps them like a charm! Also a great facial toner when diluted with water.  First thing when I wake up I drink a tablespoon of vinegar and then have a glass of green juice on an empty stomach.  These are great and affordable ways to get glowing skin, get your health on, AND boost energy! Whoop, whoop!!  A shout out goes out to Blondie V for requesting my skincare routine video! Also a congratulations to Irina, in Russia, for winning the ELF eyeshadow set on her birthday! Happy birthday and thanks for your support, Irina!! And a giant thank you to Real Deal Management for my castings this week! My manager has worked so hard for me over the years and I feel so blessed!! Stay tuned for my get-ready-with-me makeup tutorial video for one of this week’s commercial castings. Please be sure to leave me any comments or questions you might have for me! Until my next post, have a gorgeous weekend, my lovelies!! xoxo ~Kelle