Zen Winter Hydration: Pearlessence Facial Mists: Rose, Coconut, & Cucumber Waters

Zen Winter hydration is imperative for dry skin.  Pearlessence facial mist waters have been my saving grace over the past few months.  IMG_1159.jpgAromatherapy is as important to me as yoga.  When I get too busy to workout, aromatherapy is my yoga. lol.  When my skin gets thirsty I hydrate it with the lightly scented Rose Water, Coconut Water, & Cucumber Water facial mists, by Pearlessence.

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Pearlessence’s Coconut Water, Cucumber Water, & Rose Water facial mists are gorgeous for winter skin hydration

The Coconut Water scent is my morning waker-upper.  The light and sweet coconut scent gets me going in the a.m.  That and a heaping cup of coffee. 😉

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Coconut Water | Pearlessence | Its light, sweet scent wakes my skin up in the a.m.

On spa days/nights, I use the Cucumber Water because it has a very light & refreshing cucumber aroma.  After a relaxing facial massage, spraying this on my face helps to lock in extra moisture.  Zen in a bottle, baby.

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Cucumber Water | Pearlessence | This mist is my favorite for hydrating my skin after a facial massage. Zen in a bottle, baby!

Roses remind me of the rain.  Dew drops on roses are just so beautiful.  This is the perfect facial water for a rainy day and/or pick-me-up.  This is also the bottle I reach for the most for setting my makeup.  Dewy skin is always in, especially with rose water.

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Rose Water | Pearlessence | My favorite makeup setting face mist.

What I love is that these 8 oz bottles last forever.  They are like the size of an 8oz glass of water!  The spritzer on each bottle sprays the perfect amount of mist with just one pump.  I have been using them all for almost three months now, and they are barely reaching the top of the label mark.  The glass bottles look really beautiful on a vanity & would also make really great Christmas gifts! Happy Holidays, everyone! XO ~Kelle

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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

Milani Eyeshadow Haul!

Hi loves!!  It has been quite a while since my last eyeshadow haul.  I decided to not do a video on this one because nearly every girl & boy immersed in the wonderful world of makeup knows about Milani’s amazing eyeshadows 🙂  If you are not familiar with them, the shadows are gel-like when they are used wet, & I find that their gel texture really helps with adhering to my eye primer for all-day/night longevity.  Many eyeshadows these days can be used wet, however, they are not always a gel texture & I am all about not having to touch up!  I am a huge fan of them and picked up 7 more shades.

Just cannot wait to use the darker shades for some colorful smoky eyes.  I have included both dry (left) and wet (right) shadow swatches:

Thought I would mention that my favorite crease shade in the entire Milani eyeshadow range is Bella Mandarin.  It is so good that I could eat it!!!  Hehe!  Really though, the shadows are Vegan!  How amazing is that!?  I also can’t get enough of Milani rose blushes!  You can read more about them in my past blog.  Happy weekend, everyone!! XO ~Kelle

 

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Wet Swatches/Milani Eyeshadows | Shades: Bella Pink, Bella Silver, Bella Sky, Bella Teal, Bella Fuchsia, Bella Purple, Bella Navy