Honey Girl Organics Review & Skincare Routine

Happy weekend, loves! In hot summer days, your skin might be soaking up more sun than usual. It may also mean more oil production and clogged pores. I've been keeping my skin soothed, balanced and moisturized over the past summer month with three of my new favorite products from Honey Girl Organics! The Facial Scrub, Rejuvenating Mask, & Night Cream have been the products I reach for once a week on my Sunday spa nights.

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The Honey Girl Organics Facial Scrub is my new holy grail scrub. I've never found a facial scrub that leaves my skin feeling so soft and moisturized after I wash it off. This scrub makes my skin feel like I could walk out of the shower and not even have to apply moisturizer! The icing on the cake? It smells like a lemonade popsicle! 🍋🍋🍋 IMG_0318.jpgMy next fave product is such a relaxing step in my skincare routine. The Honey Girl Organic Rejuvenating Mask is made with raw honey, French green clay, & Hawaiian Blue Algae. I like to slather this on my skin the night before a Monday ūüėČ Sleep, oh how I covet thee with my Honey Girl Organics Night Cream. This cream is rich and thick in texture, so a little goes a long way. Its essential oils and herbal, aromatherapeutic scent help me to drift away to neverneverland. When I wake, my skin feels calm and hydrated thanks to this gorgeous night cream. Loveee that there are only a select few ingredients in Honey Girl Organics' entire organic & cruelty-free skincare line. Quality ingredients over quantity, baby!IMG_0335.jpg

Hope you enjoyed my review of the latest products I've been enjoying from Honey Girl Organics. If you have tried them, I would love to hear how they are working for you! Mahalo!!! ~Kelle 🌊💖☀️🌺

Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Palette Review & GRWM!

Anyone else have the feels for Spring!!?  The sunshine-y weather today is the first day in a while that actually feels like Spring might be right around the mountain! Yay!  Felt as if it would be a good time to post my review of Tarte’s Tartelette In Bloom palette for you guys!

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Tarte’s Tartelette In Bloom Palette | Review & GRWM
Upon opening the palette I was greeted with the wafting aroma of chocolate! Ummm major brownie points!! It smells identical to my Too Faced Chocolate Bar palettes!  Who knew!?!!

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Tarte’s Tartlette In Bloom palette is THE perfect palette for Spring!
That means that I, of course, had to give it a taste…and, yep, the shadows tasted sweet like cocoa! lol.

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Who knew that Tarte’s 12-pan palette of decadence would smell like chocolate!?!!!
I love that this palette is equipped for any kind of natural eye look, as well as shadows suitable for smokey eye looks, like Leader, Activist, & Smokeshow.

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Included in Tarte’s Tartelette In Bloom Palette are 3 shades perfect for a smokey eye: Leader, Activist, & Smokeshow
A woman never knows what she’s up against, so it’s best to be prepared for ANY makeup look ūüôā  This palette mos def has you covered!

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Tarte Tartlette In Bloom Palette | Swatches | Review & GRWM | Kelley Whilden
Included are 3 satin shades, namely, Funny Girl, a gorgeous champagne shade…..

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Funny girl is one of the 3 satin shades in the Tartelette In Bloom palette.  It is the perfect inner eye and brow bone highlight.
…..FIRECRACKER….a coppery bronze,

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Firecracker is a gorgeous coppery bronze satin shade that will look fierce as a center of the lid highlight!
and Rocker, a taupe-y silver shade.

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Rocker, a taupe-y silver shade, is my fave of the 3 satin shades included in the Tartlette In Bloom palette.
Of the three satin shades, Rocker, the taupe-y silver shade, didn’t swatch as buttery, soft, & pigmented as the other two shades. But, nonetheless, it is still pigmented, buttery, beautiful, & my fave of the satin shades :). The two matte shades, Jetsetter & Smokeshow, were the least buttery & blendable of all the shades in the palette.  After using Jetsetter today in a look, it blended out to perfection, so maybe I’m just not the best swatcher!  In my GRWM vid (above), Smokeshow applied a bit patchy on one of my eyes, & took a bit of work getting it blended out on the other.  This makes it difficult to denote if the patchiness is from the shadow, the brush, or the primer.

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Swatches of the three satin shades in the Tartlette In Bloom Palette | Funny Girl (far left), Firecracker (middle), & Rocker (right) 
Funny girl is the best champagne shade for inner eye & brow bone highlighting!  I could seriously stare at all 3 of the satin shades for like ever.

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Tartlette In Bloom Palette Review & GRWM
This is an ideal palette for travel.  It has everything you need with shades perfect for day-to-night, and also includes a giant mirror.

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Tarte’s Tartlette In Bloom Palette Review & GRWM | Kelley Whilden
All in all, I LOVE this palette.  I will get a ton of use out of it, and highly recommend it if you are a neutrals girl!  Of all the shades, Rocker, Leader, Rebel, & Funny Girl are my faves!  Hope you enjoyed this review!! Muahhhhhh!!! xoxoxo ‚̧ ‚̧ ~Kelle

ÔĽŅJanuary 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

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:

‚ÄĘ 4 vinyl singles in their original artwork sleeves (includes classics¬†Hey Jude, Ticket To Ride, Yellow Submarine, Eleanor Rigby, Revolution, Yes It Is, Something)
‚ÄĘ 21″ x 21″ poster
‚ÄĘ Single hub
‚ÄĘ 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

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

 

Pure Bronze Sunless Tanning System!

Screen Shot 2016-06-30 at 4.47.22 PMHi, guys!  Just in time for the 4th of July: Pure Bronze  Sunless Tanning System! This personal home tanning system is where it is at for airbrushed bronze tanning, without having to go to the salon. Screen Shot 2016-06-30 at 4.40.37 PM
Say buuuuuuh-bye to orange tans & an even bigger buuuuuh-bye to spending those hundreds of dollars in the salon on spray tans!  Pure Bronze personal home tanning system comes with its own inflatable/deflatable tanning booth, that folds up into a cute tote bag!

Screen Shot 2016-06-30 at 5.19.12 PMAlso included in the Better Bronze Tanning Kit is your professional airbrush & diy tans.

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The Pure Bronze Sunless Tanning System

Spray tanning in the privacy of your own home has just become easier! ¬†Learn more in my video below, and pre-order your Better Bronzer Tanning Kit at¬†ThePureBronze.com!¬† Have a beautiful 4th of July weekend, my lovelies!! ‚̧ ~Kelle

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Self-Tanning Dupe | Bare Minerals vs. L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Mousse

Happy Friday, lovelies! It has been feeling a lot like summer in LA this week! That said, it is also time for some sunless tanning! I’ve recently discovered a dupe for Bare Minerals Faux Tan Face glow! Faux face has been my quick, go-to face tanning shade lately. ¬†I feel like when I wear it, it is enough of a sun kissed look and makes for less makeup to wear. ¬†I have recently discovered that the Bare Mineral’s faux face shade is nearly identical to one of my favorite drugstore self-tanners: L’oreal Sublime Bronze Mousse! Faux Tan Face¬†sells for $26, while L’Oreal’s is in the $7 price range. ¬†It i difficult to notice any difference between the two shades!

 

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In this photo: ¬†Bare Mineral’s Faux Tan Face is worn on my face, & L’Oreal’s Sublime Bronze is worn on my neck & d√©colletage. ¬†Sublime Bronze¬†is an exact dupe!

For work and especially in warmer weather, I go through a lottttttt of self-tanners! ¬†Nothing really beats a professional spray tan, but sometimes I only have time for diy method. ¬†My faux glow is almost out, so I will probably just use the L’Oreal mousse on my face and body for my upcoming photo shoot. Shooooop-aaaaa-dupe!!! ¬†Hope you enjoy the video and please be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel & give this video a thumbs up :))))) Thanks so much for watching & have a beautiful, sunshiney weekend, my loves! XO

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Lately, I have been using the Bare Minerals stipple brush to apply these self-tanners to my face & body. | L’Oreal Sublime Bronze, Bare Minerals Faux Tan Face