Long Time No Sea & NEW Honey Girl Organics Face Sticks!

IMG_1479 2.jpgLong 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.

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Organic & loaded with powerful skin nutrients, each Honey Girl Organics face stick is uber-hydrating.  Perfect for tossing in my handbag and ❤ the luxe gold packaging!

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!

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Honey Girl Organics Face Sticks (left) are my daily skin sidekicks!! | Right: Handmade Stone Rings By Kelley Nicole Collection & my favorite vintage Ganesh elephant ring

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!!

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NEW Honey Girl Organics Face sticks for sun protection, hydration, and makeup priming, make getting ready quick and effortless!  SWOON

 

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My Buddhist Dream Vanity!

Happy Sunday, everyone! So every time I go to get ready for the day, or for an event, or for what the day holds, I find myself in a bit of a frenzy.  My vanity seems to have overflowed and has magically plopped half of its unorganized contents onto the floor in front of my full length mirror.  I say “half,” however, if a hummingbird wanted to rest its wings on my vanity, it too, would be searching for some floor space.  There is not a granule of room left on my vanity.  So now I just get ready on the floor, which I prefer over sitting in a chair, because it is grounding, closer to earth, and comfy.

This weekend I found myself daydreaming about a spiritually spacious new vanity.  Is there such a thing as a buddhist style vanity?  One in which you can sit under the vanity cross-legged and chant while you get ready?  I know what you are thinking, is not vanity against buddhist belief?  And the answer is, well of course.  However, a girl does need to get ready, and she might as well get ready to spiritually handle the day (or night), with a buddhist style vanity.  I can see it now.  My buddhist dream vanity (area) would contain all of the four elements: earth, air, fire & water.  The table part of the vanity would be earthy and sustainable, like this Arhaus Petra table, made from fossilized trees from the grounds of the volcanic Central Philippines. Screen Shot 2017-05-28 at 2.35.51 PM.pngScreen Shot 2017-05-28 at 2.36.16 PM.pngA girl needs spiritual space, so I would definitely need two of these Petra tables connected end-to-end, and placed up against a wide wall.  I believe the Petra is a dining table, but because this is an enchanted dream, the legs surely could be shortened for buddhist ground-sitting purposes. There would be plentyyyy of Petra table space left for a hummingbird feeder and even for peacefully eating my moong beans & rice and sipping kombucha as I get ready 🙂 If you are searching for a table for your dream room or house, Arhaus dining tables are sooooo stunning!! The rug under the vanity table would be this stunning Arhaus Amrita Hand Knotted Medallion Rug in the shade, Olive. Screen Shot 2017-05-28 at 3.32.27 PM The Petra table would be surrounded by Moroccan, Egyptian, & Bohemian style pillows on the floor.  Upon which to sit cross-legged and deep breathe, until my face turns red from breath of fire kundalini meditation (completely defeating the purpose of applying my fair skin foundation); whilst chanting ong-na-mo-guru-dayyyyyy to the rooftops 🙂  I imagine the pillow colors would reflect earth, air, fire, water qualities.  Pillows with gorgeous designs and embroidery, similar to these pillows from Anthropologie

and these square & rectangle pillowsround pouf from Arhaus….

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I absolutely love the Batik Cloud Square Pillow for the air element. Who doesn’t want to chant from a cloud?

Screen Shot 2017-05-28 at 6.21.56 PM.pngThe mirror on the vanity would look similar to this Arhaus Galvanized Leaf Mirror.  I love its whimsical, rustic charm, and the earthy aspect of its leaves.Screen Shot 2017-05-28 at 3.06.03 PMThe vanity would definitely need some fire, water, and air flare with these gorgeous candles and diffuser from Volupsa.Screen Shot 2017-05-28 at 3.20.37 PM.pngScreen Shot 2017-05-28 at 3.21.42 PM.pngThe Voluspa Makassar Ebony & Peach is my absolute favorite candle scent in all of life. This diffuser would definitely give the water vibe that this beach baby needs.Screen Shot 2017-05-28 at 3.22.24 PM.png
It would also not be spiritually equipped without some stone candle holders and jewelry holders. I loveeee these Arhaus River Stone Tealight Holders and River Stone Bowls.Screen Shot 2017-05-28 at 3.45.02 PM.pngScreen Shot 2017-05-28 at 3.54.04 PM Next is the organizational tray decor for the buddhist dream vanity.  It would definitely include these stunning Arhaus trays.  The first would be this Petra Century Marble Tray (loveeeee its Grecian vibe) for my perfumes,

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this Arnhem Branch Rectangular Tray for succulents, incense, candles, & trinkets….Screen Shot 2017-05-28 at 4.04.36 PM.png and this round Arnhem Wild Flower Tray for makeup organization…..and you guessed it…..hummingbirds 😉 Screen Shot 2017-05-28 at 4.05.01 PM.png

Lastly, but certainly not leastly, is lighting.  This is an important feature to a vanity when getting ready.  Also important for checking the last minute details of your finished, ready-to-take-on-the-universe look! The dream consists of several of these Arhaus Taza Large Pendant ceiling lights hanging above the Petra tables. Screen Shot 2017-05-28 at 4.51.21 PM.pngScreen Shot 2017-05-28 at 4.51.28 PM.pngThey are made of iron and amber colored glass, and go sooooo beautifully with the Petras.  I think they are just perfect for a spiritual space.  SO, my loves, this basically sums up my buddhist vanity dream.  I hope you guys enjoy it!  I would love to hear your thoughts and what your dream vanity entails! Don’t forget to follow Arhaus on Instagram & Pinterest for some seriously exquisite designs! Much love!!!!  ❤ ❤ ~Kelle

GRWM & Spring Makeup GIVEAWAY!

Hi, guys!! In this video I do a quick GRWM makeup look for you guys! You won’t want to miss my Spring GIVEAWAY in this video as well! One lucky subscriber will win one of my favorite eyeshadow palettes: Tarte’s Tartelette In Bloom!

To enter for a chance to win the GIVEAWAY: 1) just be subscribed and 2) leave a comment that you would like to win the palette below this video on YouTube. Good luck, everyone!!

If you enjoyed this GRWM & GIVEAWAY video, please be sure to give it a like & subscribe for more future videos :))) Thanks for watching! Muahhhh!!! ~Kelle

250 Subscriber GIVEAWAY & Makeup Brush Cleaning Taco Thing-A-Ma-Jiggy $1 GAMECHANGER

My doll-ingggggggsssss!!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH for helping me reach 250 subscribers on YouTube over the weekend!!! I can’t even believe it!!! Your support is AMAZINGGGGG!!!!!!  THANK YOU!!!!!  Thank you to everyone who supports my blog as well!!! It means so much to me!!!  As shown in my Naked Taco photo lol, one lucky winner will receive a Naked Basics palette!!! ba914200f518effae3346859249f9bf9 2.jpgbc3e9be6b982034f8e0506b762d2cd31 2.jpg
It is one of my fave palettes because it is compact for travel & perfect for both eyes and brows.  I l ❤ that the palette is mostly matte.  It also has one satin shade, called Venus, that is great for inner eye and brow highlights.  The shades, Naked 2 & Faint are perfect shades for mixing a custom brow shade.  This also means it is one last eye product to bring in your travel bag! Hope my giveaway winner loves it as much as I do (contest details located at end of this post).  Also in this video I show you my $1 makeup brush cleaning taco thing-a-ma-jiggy GAMECHANGER!!!

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Silicon Makeup Cleaning Brush Pad | $1 Gamechanger from the cooking section of your local Dollar Tree or $.99 Store!

This turquoise honey-combed silicon pad works on cleaning both dry and wet brushes!  And drum roll please….it looks like a Tiffany’s brush cleaner for ONLY $1 from your local Dollar Tree or $.99 Store!  They come in an array of colors.  Some makeup cleaning pads can cost up to $30!!!  I found mine in the cooking section at the Dollar Tree.  Yep, it’s a silicon kitchen pot holder that I use for cleaning my makeup brushes.  I use it 7 days a week for cleaning powder shadows from my dry brushes between each shadow change.  This makes getting ready fast and convenient, and especially on days when my spare blending brushes are dirty.

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I use the Tiffany’s makeup brush cleaning taco 7 days a week for cleaning my dry brushes between each eyeshadow change. So time saving!

I also like to give my brushes a thorough cleansing once a week.  This makeup brush cleaning thingamajiggy really gets every speck of makeup off of my brush bristles, thanks to those honey-comb shaped grooves.  And especially when I use makeup cleansing oils, like my favorite one from Nars, to wash the bristles.

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Cleaning your makeup brushes with a makeup cleansing oil helps to moisturize your bristles, and preserve their longevity.

Over time, soaps can just dry the bristles out, and this doesn’t feel so great on your skin.  When you wash your brushes with an oil, it is important to get every speck of old makeup off and also every speck of the oil off of your bristles. IMG_7817.jpg Any oil residue will weigh your bristles down, and won’t let them perform properly.  But when the oil is completely rinsed off properly, your bristles will be clean, germ-free, and moisturized.  Oil helps preserve the longevity of your brushes.     IMG_4518.jpg

That all said, you can clean your makeup brushes with it wet or dry, and also use it for its primary reason: to remove hot, baking dishes from the oven.  lol. Or use it to rest your brush holders or hot coffees on while you get ready.  It is flat like a thin pancake (or crêpe? lol) and looks so SLEEK on the vanity.

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My Lorac brushes are my favorite brushes for quick smokey eyes.

Also, you can roll your brushes up in this turquoise Tiffany’s looking taco for convenient travel purposes.  It rolls up and folds over compactly.  Simply secure with a hair tie or rubber band. #life #hacks

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The makeup brush cleaning taco rolls up compactly for travel.  Simply secure with a hair tie. #life hacks

I just absolutely adore how bright and fresh it looks.  When used as a cup holder, it literally saves me from spilling coffee on my brushes lol.

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This $1 pot holder/makeup brush cleaning pad is also a great hot coffee cup holder in the mornings when I am getting ready!  

Since the running color theme of this thingamajiggy is turquoise, IMG_7817.jpgI had to wear my new Muskoka Nord Aquamarine Teepee necklace in the video.  I love wearing it in support of our Native Americans.  They need all of our help right now.  NO DAPL!!!  IMG_9867.jpgLooking forward to layering my Teepee necklace with my Muskoka Nord orange agate fish. I store them in my diy jewelry organizer. The fish is also Native American-art deco inspired.  NO DAPL.

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Muskoka Nord Aquamarine TeePee Necklace & Orange Agate | Native American Art Deco Inspired Jewelry | MuskokaNord.com | NO DAPL

OH and leave it to me to set up a new background/lighting and nearly catch my new background on fire with my candle prop. OMG.  Let’s just pretend that didn’t happen in my first video with my new background. LOL.  If you are into candles, Stephen’s Candles (below) are heaven!!  The best & yummiest candles I’ve ever used!

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One lucky winner will win an Urban Decay Naked Basics palette ! | Apple Taffy Candle by Stephen’s Candlery | Muskoka Nord TeePee Necklace | Armenta ring | Giveaway video | Kelley Whilden

Giveaway Details:

To enter to win the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette, just be sure to be subscribed to my channel and leave a comment in the comment section of my giveaway video that you are interested in winning the palette.  Good luck, my doll-ingssssss!!!!! ❤ ❤ ❤

If you like this video, please be sure to give it a like and subscribe to stay in the loop on more videos from me.  I would love to hear if you pick up one of these $1 silicone pot holders for your makeup brushes, and how it does for you.  Hope you enjoyed this post! Much love!!! ❤ ❤ ~Kelle

 

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Muskoka Nord | Orange Agate Fish Necklace | Native American Art Deco Inspired Jewelry | MuskokaNord.com | NO DAPL

New YouTube Background & Lighting! STOKED!

My dollingsssss!! Finallyyyyy, I have set up a new background & lighting for my YouTube channel! S T O K E D !! Be sure to subscribe to stay in the loop on my videos. They will include all things beauty, fashion, style, chihuahuas, & music!  :))))))  Thank you so much for your support!!! Much love & happy weekend!!! 🦋🌈🎤🎧🎼 #youtube #makeup #model #tips #music #fashion #style #videos

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New background & lighting for my YouTube channel! STOKED!! | Model: Kelley Whilden

Imagination

Z09_4924.jpg‪”This 🌎 is but a canvas to our imagination.” -Henry David Thoreau🔮‬

Zippered leather top: Kelley Nicole Collection, @kelleynicolecollection ‬
‪📸Photo by: Patrick Massou, @patricfoto 📸‬

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Zippered leather top: Kelley Nicole Collection | Model: Kelley Whilden | Photographer: Patrick Massou

The Blogger Recognition Award!

trophy-153395_640I will start by saying thank you SO much to GiltsandGlamz for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award over the weekend!  I am so appreciative to those of you who follow, read, & support my blog!  I like to put a lot of time into my posts, so it means a great deal to me that GiltsandGlamz would nominate me!  Your guys’ and gals’ support means so so SO much!!! Whether it pertains to health, fitness, fashion, beauty, lifestyle, etc., I absolutely adore writing/blogging on these topics.  It was really my love for all of these things that triggered my desire to start a blog.  One of my greatest passions has always been photography, so I absolutely love that aspect of blogging as well.  I am constantly feeling like I am missing moments to capture when I don’t have my camera with me!!!!  My advice to new bloggers is to first narrow your passions.  Then blog about your passions with relevant content including photos, quotes, and witty writing.  In the info age, short and sweet sentences are best for holding your readers’ attention.  Also, I recommend putting in the extra time to select and edit impressive photos.  A picture can speak a thousand words, so bright & powerful content really helps to grab your readers’ attention.  GiltsandGlamz is an incredible blog that I love reading on the daily, and I invite you to subscribe and follow her blog as well.  Congrats to the blogs I have nominated below, and have a beautiful week!!! ❤ ❤         heart_nominate.jpg

Now for the nominations….drum roll pleaseeeeeee….I nominate the following blogs for the Bloggers Recognition Award:

  1. PinotAndPeepToes
  2. MyStyleInsideOut
  3. Cooking With A Wallflower
  4. Square Mile of Style
  5. BeatFaceFriday
  6. Glamorize Your Mind
  7. A Pinch of Inspiration
  8. Simoneteffect
  9. Fluently Fashion
  10. carlynnsblog
  11. Serendipity
  12. Just Like Heaven
  13. The Bambi Eyes
  14. Twinspiration
  15. Shrisloveformakeup

 

There Are A Few Rules:

Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
Write a post to show your award.
Give a brief story of how your blog started.
Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.
Let Go…

Two Pieces Of Advice For New Bloggers:

Let this be something you enjoy and cherish do not, do not go crazy over how many views or likes a day you’re hitting, yes, that makes you happy and makes want to put in more work, which is great and that’s how it should stay. Your number one priority should be to make your self happy with the content of your blog because when you love what you put out there so will your readers.
Be YOU, Be REAL yes, original is what your aim should be, trust me when I say you do not need to change the way you speak to publish content on your blog, write as you speak, write as you feel, and write as though you were talking to a friend in a real life, that is whats going to attract and connect readers to your blog.