Long time no sea, my dears!! I am soooo sorry that it has been so long since my last post. I’ve been incredibly swamped with work and life changes that I have had zero time to blog or film. In lieu, I have been posting quick video reviews on Instagram story, if you want to follow me there. The past few months have been dedicated to months of vocal work and songwriting. Super sadly, I wasn’t able to hit up the beach most of summer. Waaaaaaaaa. A girl can dream about it, though :). Speaking of the sea, Honey Girl Organics (HGO) has just come out with a new range of face sticks, developed on the island shores of Oahu, Hawaii! They have become a staple in my daily skin routine over the last month! Made with organic beeswax (containing over 300 micronutrients!!) and gorgeous oils, they help keep my skin nourished and moisturized. They are compact and easy to throw in my travel and makeup bags for quick, no-time-to-spare kind of days. The luxe gold packaging is gorge and twists up for quick, easy and smooth application.
The HGO Protect stick keeps my face protected from hot LA rays on the days that I run outside. We are currently in the midst of October, and today is 100 degrees outside! The Protect stick contains uncoated Non-nano Zinc Oxide to filter out uv rays and heal chapped skin. It moisturizes & soothes my skin all day and doesn’t clog my pores like sunscreen generally does. SWOON. I’ve been absolutely loving the HGO Prime stick before I apply my Wet N Wild foundation. It is the most hydrating primer I have ever used. So hydrating, in fact, that if you wanted to skip a moisturizer and just apply the primer stick instead, you would be goooooood. If you have dry skin like I do, definitely give it a go!
My most used of them all is the HGO H2GO stick. Lately I have been using it at night before I apply my Honey Girl Organics Night Cream for a double dose of hydration before zzzz. H2GO is made with organic bergamot, that helps to relax facial nerves and muscles, and organic German chamomile to help soothe the skin. Also love to use it as a lip balm and toss it in my handbag for quick skin pick-me-ups throughout the day. All three of these beeswax babies make getting ready an absolute breeze for just under twenty bucks per stick. If you want to check them out, head to their site and sign up to their newsletter to get 25%off of your first order! If you try them out, I would love to hear how they are working for you! Wishing everyone a bee-you-tiful week!!
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.
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! 🍋🍋🍋 My 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 😉 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!
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 🌊💖☀️🌺
Aloha, darlingggggs!!! So excited to review some more products from one of my favorite Hawaiian skincare lines: Honey Girl Organics! They are an organic, cruelty-free & gmo-free skincare company located on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. If you have been following my blog or YouTube channel for a while, you have probably seen my previous review of two of my all time favorite products by Honey Girl Organics: The Lotion Face & Body and HoneyGlo Regenerating Face Serum. Both of these skin-soothing gems are in my skincare routine 7 days a week.
Recently, Honey Girl Organics (HGO) sent me a few more products to try out, in which I am also head over Hawaiian heels in love. One of the most remarkable things about this line is that they include only a handful or two of natural & organic ingredients in their products. All ingredients of which we can pronounce and don’t need to run for a dictionary for enlightenment. This speaks even more volumes to the testament of outstanding quality and hydration power of their products, WITHOUT a ton of bizarre ingredients.
These luxurious, emollient-rich gems outshine some of my best high-end skincare products. My fellow dry skin peeps (and those of you with sensitive skin) would definitely appreciate one of the latest products I’ve been loving by HGO: the Face & Eye Cream. This double duo cream for face & eyes works wonders. Oil-based, this cream handles dry skin like none other! I like to use it for eye & facial massages before bed. Its herbal, aromatherapeutic scent is amazingggggg and the teeniest, tiniest drop goes a longgggg way. The compact jar size is also a great 2-n-1 product for traveling and long flights that drain the moisture from our skin!
Before makeup application, I have been prepping my skin with the HGO Propolis, Rose, Neroli Facial Toner. After my makeup is good-to-go I give my skin another spritz with this herbal-scented toner to lock things in. Infused with only seven skin-calming, clearing, & refreshing ingredients, this toner is sooooooo relaxing after “a day.” I may have to pop it in the fridge for a cool skin refreshing pick-me-up in hot L.A. summer days 🙂
The last product in my video review is the Honey Girl Organics Facial Cleanser & Makeup Remover. It is a gentle, oil-based cleanser for dry and/or sensitive skin. I like to use it for stubborn waterproof eyeliner & lipsticks. When I use it to remove lipstick, I take a cotton pad to apply the cleanser. Then I gently swipe away the lipstick with the cleanser, and after I’m done my lips feel exfoliated and as if they have a light, soothing layer of lip balm. This cleanser is sooooo hydrating. Love it!!!
Each Honey Girl Organics product is handmade to ensure quality of each product. So be sure to give each product a slight shake to ensure they are mixed together before each use. Hope you guys enjoyed my review! Many thanks to Honey Girl Organics for nurturing my skin!!!! Much love & MAHALO!! ❤ ❤ ~Kelle
Alohaaaaa everyone! I am very excited to introduce to you my new favorite Hawaiian skincare line: Honey Girl Organics! This line is organic, cruelty-free, gmo-free, gluten-free, and made with only the freshest & natural ingredients! Each bottle of their skin food is individually handcrafted in small batches from the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii! If you have dry skin like I do, “The Lotion Face & Body” and HoneyGlo Rejuvenating Serum are two products you must get your hands on!
They have made their way into my holy grail skincare arsenal FAST! Because they are made by hand, you want to make sure and give them a good shake before each use. The fresh, natural ingredients like organic honey, jojoba oil, hemp see oil, carrot seed oil, olive oil, & rosehip seed oil are so soothing on my skin. I’ve always been a big fan of organic honey in my skincare regimens & it is a primary ingredient in Honey Girl products! The Lotion can be used on both face & body, but I prefer savoring every drop for my face. It is a very rich moisturizer and a tiny bit goes a very long way. I really appreciate that about these products and foresee them lasting for a long time. The Lotion also works in complete synergy with my makeup & has replaced the need for a primer. Loveee that!
One small drop of the serum is also all you need. That one drop is so emollient that it could even replace your moisturizer for the entire day! I like wearing both products in conjunction with one another at night, as insurance for lasting hydration while I sleep. I wake up and it feels like I don’t even need to add moisturizer!!
Also, if you are into aromatherapy like I am, the serum is a 2-in-one soul-soother that hydrates skin & uplifts your senses all at the same time! It smells similar to one of my holy grail lip balms by Dr. Hauschka. I love the herbal fragrance so much that I asked Honey Girl what ingredient smells so divine in their serum. They told me it is from the ingredient “propolis”, which is made by bees. Good to know for when I go on the hunt for a perfume containing this divine ingredient :))) So if your skin is needing a moisture boost, then these two nurturing skin food products are the ones for you! Hope you guys and gals enjoy my review video of this wonderful line! Mahalo! ❤ ❤ ~Kelle
Last night was all about pampering! It was an eventful week & weekend, and my skin was needing some serious TLC!! In this video, I do a Rodan & Fields Mini Facial (with first impressions) & slather on some St. Tropez self-tanner. Nothing like a spa night and tan to bring my skin back to life! Rodan & Fields’ @FreshlyFierceFaces (on Instagram) sent me a mini-facial care package containing a few lovely skin samples. The samples included a Micro-Dermabrasion Paste, a Night Renewing Serum Capsule, & Lip Renewing Serum Capsule. I loved the glow the paste & serum gave my skin. The micro-dermabrasion paste helped exfoliate my skin SO well. Any patches of dry skin were no match for that paste! 🙂 Also enjoyed its invigorating citrus scent! The Night Renewing serum was unlike any serum I’ve ever used. I was expecting a gel texture, and it turned out to be a velvety soft primer-type-of-a-feel serum. It made my skin feel unbelievable!! The mini facial was the perfect antidote to my incredibly late work night the night before! Over recent months, my go-to self-tanner has been by Vita Liberata. Sadly, that bottle of tropical island tanning goodness was confiscated on a recent flight, for being too large for flight standards. Sigh. lol. So, in lieu, I’ve been using what I have on hand, my St. Tropez bronzing mousse. It provides a very natural looking tan. I wouldn’t say it is a super dark tanner, but rather more on the natural side of tanning things. This makes for a perfect self-tanner if you have fair skin and are just wanting to go a few shades darker. I also like that this tanner doesn’t transfer to clothing. It is made with 100% natural tanning agents, so you don’t have to worry about any harsh chemicals being applied to your skin. The St. Tropez tan can also be worn (freshly applied) under makeup, and it won’t make your makeup look oily, as the tanner doesn’t leave behind any film or oily residue. Loveeeee that, because let’s face it, who has time to wait around for the tan skin to kick in before makeup application?! ;). Anywho, I hope you enjoyed the vid! Thank you sooooo much to Alexandra Pratt @FiercelyFreshFaces for the thoughtful care package! Much love!! Feel free to leave me any questions you might have about the video or products mentioned. Wishing everyone a glorious week!!! XOXO ~Kelle
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the palette are 3 bronzing/highlighting shades that can be worn individually, you can create combos,
or swirl them into one shade.
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.
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.
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.
Unfortunately, this moisturizer doesn’t include the ingredients on the back. This is kind of a bummer.
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.
This lotion has all sorts of yummy ingredients for your skin. I’ve even used it on my face with no problemos.
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.
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.
It contains just a handful of healthy ingredients. Paraben free and cruelty free.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hope you guys enjoyed my monthly favorites. Wishing you a beautiful week ahead!! ❤ xoxo Kelle
TGIF, loves!! I have finallyyyyyy completed the compilation of my 2016 beauty favorites! In no particular order of amor, I will begin with lip products. For 2016, and life in general: color was (is) key. Throughout the year I loved NYX’s Butter Lipsticks in the shades: Thunderstorm (I wear this nearly every day of my life), Moonlit Night, Sweet Shock, Afternoon Heat, & Rootbeer Float.
My most loved daytime foundation for 2016 was my Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream, SPF 15, Shade: Light/Medium. This BB cream provides outstanding coverage with major skin hydration benefits that my dry skin needs. What’s great is that its finish doesn’t appear to be overly saturated with moisture or dewiness. It leaves your skin looking flawless, with coverage, and rarely required the use of powder. Hands down my go-to foundation product for most of my on-camera work in 2016. I’ve raved on and on about my love for Miracle Skin Transformer’s Miracle Balm over the last year, so I of course had to include it in my yearly faves. This creamy oil balm is the perfect fix for parched skin, lips, cuticles, etc. I wear it on my lips nearly every day. OBSESSED.
If I didn’t have L’Oreal’s Visible Lift Blur concealer in my life, I would be lost! This light liquid type concealer is the perfect amount of coverage for hiding darkness and circles, without looking like you have concealer on. It really does blur the underyes, and its thin, light & creamy texture gives a weightless appearance to undereyes. Dream come true concealer!! Another makeup item I would be lost without are highlighters! My favorite face bling set in 2016 was Anastasia’s Sundipped Glow Kit.
My favorite shades in the palette are Tourmaline & Moonstone. They also make beautiful eyeshadows….
Bellápierre’s Contour & Highlight mineral powder palette was used on the daily in 2016. These shades are so buttery and blendable. I love the combo of cool and warm bronzers, and the yellow shade is perfection for setting under eye concealer. This palette is definitely well-traveled. My most cherished pink/white/lilac highlighter for inner eye, brow, cheek bones, cupid’s bow brightening was (is) my Measurable Difference Baked Face/Body Bronzer (but really it’s a rockin highlighter :))) It is one of the softest & smoothest baked highlighters I’ve ever used, & blends to perfection. I’d say I used it about 99.9% of the year for waking up my eyes!
Another Measurable Difference fave for 2016 was my Rose Hip Body Oil. While meant for the body, I use it on my face (don’t worry, the bottle says it can be used on the face ;). It has an authentic rose scent and I love the pretty flowers floating in it. A great facial hydration oil and bath oil as well. LOVE it.
2016 was definitely the year of the oils for me. I am getting very low on my giant bottle of Ole Henriksen Body Oil (oddly, it looks full in the photo, but it’s not). In fact, I am starting to fret as I am nearing the 75% empty mark. This was a big part of my nighttime relaxation ritual and helps me to get to zzzzzzzz. Mos def a 2016 favorite.
A girl without bronzers is a girl with pale skin, like me, lol. I have two bronzer adorations for 2016 (and well on into 2017 :))): Sonia Kashuk’s Cream Bronzer in the shade: Rich, and Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer, in the shade: Bronzer.
I love the creaminess and blendability of Kashuk’s bronzer. Amazing for dry skin. And the Butter Bronzer is one of the most buttery powder bronzers I’ve ever used. It was the perfect shade in wintery pale skin months. I’ll be loving these just as much in 2017, too. My favorite cream blushes were NYX’s Tickled & Boho Chic. Tickled is a shade I will describe as looking similar to LAVA. This lavalicious shade is perfect for brightening skin with gorgeous color in summer and winter months. Boho Chic is that perfect pink for cheeks that look like your own with that hint of pink flush.
Milani’s baked blushes are drugstore gems!! If you have never tried them, they are uber pigmented and STUNNING!! They give a sheen to the skin that is so gorgeous. My favorite shades are Luminoso, Rose D’Oro, Berry Amore, & Dolce Pink. I can’t wait to pick up the rest of the shades from the line.
A skin brightening liquid product that I adored in 2016 was Bare Minerals’ Biolucent Mineral Brightening Treatment. It gives glow and great moisturizing benefits as well. I like to apply it all over my face & undereyes after moisturizer, and before foundation. It gives my skin radiance without looking overly glowy/dewy.
My beloved Eucerin was my most used face moisturizer in 2016. The larger than life bottle is nearly gone as I used it a ton for facial massages. It’s one of the moisturizers that makes my skin feel and look hydrated when I wake up in the morning. Holy grail moisturizer fo sho!
In addition to moisturizing, proper exfoliation (once a week or so) are a must for keeping my skin healthy. I also like to drink rice water before my shoots to boost the health & appearance of my skin. That said, I am obsessed with Pacifica’s Rice Bright Luminizing Cleansing Paste. It exfoliates, boosts, & moisturizes my skin, all in one product!
As I am sure you have heard me go on and on about, Pacifica’s Dream Big Mascara was a big hit for me in 2016. The revolutionary, hard plastic magic bristles (that adjust via the handle) give me the precision for lower & upper lash building into the look of falsies. I am convinced this mascara is magic.
Anyone else with a taupe obsession?! My most used cream shadow in 2016 was Rimmel’s Shadow Stick in the shade Bluffing. This taupe shade has a duochrome-like soft lilac vibe that is so stunning.
If you made it through the end of this post, then I am sure you were wondering about palettes. Drum roll plzzzzz…for 2016 my most loved and used eyeshadow palettes were Urban Decay’s Naked Basics palettes. I used them a lot with the Rimmel Bluffing shadow stick. Perfect pairing! They were compact & sleek for travel & have great shades for quick & natural looks. The brilliant array of cool tone shades in the palettes I use a ton for my brows.
That leads me to my……..
HAPPY NEW YEAR GIVEAWAY! Thank you to my subscribers for helping me reach 200 subbies this week!!! You guys are amazinggggggg!!!! Thank you for seeing me through 2016!!!! Much love for you!!!!!!! One subscriber will win:
1) L’Oreal Limited Edition Electro Sky Palette
2) Maybelline Limited Edition Color Tattoo cream shadow in the shade, Shimmering Sea (sky blue shade with duochrome yellow/gold shift)
3) L’Oreal Limited Edition Touch-On Color Cream Highlighter (also great for eyes) in the shade: Golden Amplifier
TO ENTER: just be subscribed to my channel and below my Yearly favorites video just leave me your New Year’s resolution (if you don’t have one that is totes fine 😉 & a comment that you are interested in winning the makeup! Easy peasey!! GOOD LUCK, MY LOVES!!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR INCREDIBLE SUPPORT IN 2016!!!!!! CHEERS TO A ROCKIN YEAR, MY DEARS!!! MUCH LOVE!!! ❤ ❤ ~Kelle