Thursday, August 11, 2011

Shhhhh! Beauty Confessions!

I was tagged on my YouTube Channel to do a 10 Beauty Confessions Tag, so I did! check out the video here!!!

I don't really hide anything so I don't really look at these as "confessions" because to be honest I don't really care if you guys know what I do for beauty lol But here is what I thought up in about 5 minuets :)

1)  I smell all beauty products before buying them! I have a really sensitive nose and hate bad smells!
2)  I can't live without my Witch Hazel! I use it for all skin blemishes, and I mean ALL!
3)  I know nothing about hair extensions. My hair is real!
4)  I won't pay for a mani or pedi. DIY baby!
5)  I only wash my hair once or twice a week! My hair is dry and thick and doesn't get greasy too easily.
6)  I struggle with ruining cute packaging. It makes me sad lol
7)  I hate shaving cream! For shaving I think it just dries out my skin and I miss more spots!
8)  I use my eye shadows as a highlighting stick!
9)  I touch my face a LOT! However I'm a germaphobe that washes her hands more than the average person
10) I have really dry lips. I've tried everything out there, they are just  to freakin stubborn!


Friday, August 5, 2011

My July Favorites!

My favorite Product I used for the month of July!
For my eyes.
CoverGirl Lash Blast Fusion, in Black
Great volumizer! Seperated my messy eyelashes very well. Loved it except I'm a weirdo and my eyelashes are blonde at the very ends and I couldn't find a dark enough color in this that would coat them well. Other that that it was a LOVE!
Maybeline New York's Chic Naturals eyeshadows in, Silken Taupe and Mocha Motion.
I would mix the Silken Taupe with the pinky taupe looking color on the upper right! Stayed on all day, even without a primer! And created a subtle summer shimmer! A LOVE!
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil in, Bourbon.
A bronzed brown that really brought out the green in my eyes. Got lots of compliments on this little guy :) Waterproof too!  LOVE!

For my cheeks & face.

Maybeline New York's FitMe Blush in, Medium Coral
HUGE LOVE! Wore it on my cheeks everyday. Very summery and right on trend! <3
Philosophy's Hope in a Tinted Moisturizer in, Medium Tan.
Gives an instant dewy tan and pretty good coverage for a tinted moisturizer!

For my lips. 

Estee Lauder Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in, Bois de Rose
A versitle lip color that can be played up or down depending on how much you apply. It's sort of like a warm neutral rose if applied lightly, if applied more heavily it creates a more brighter rose. I absolutely love how this color looks on HOWEVER it is very drying for my lips and I need a good layer of lip balm over it.

Nail Polish:

Sally Hansen's Hard as Nails XTreme Wear Nail Polish in, Carribean Coral and Mint Sorbet.
I was OBSESSED with corals this past month and wore this color the most.

Skin Care

Aveeno Positively Radiant Face Wash
Has an iridescent colored soap that I loved to use in the morning to brighten and awake my skin!
St. Ives Hydrating Lotion with Vitamin E. 
Very refreshing cool lotion perfect for the HEAT! Sort of smells like fresh cucumbers! YUM!

Hair Care

Pantene ProV Blonde Expressions Conditioner.
I looooooved this conditioner! I highly recommend it for my fellow processed blondes! :) My hair never felt softer and healthier the first time I used this stuff! BIG LOVE!

Fashion and Accessories 

White Hot Watch- can't remember where it came from! 
 Trendy, classic, versatile, white, and hot. :p
 Light Beige Cross Body Bag- Target on Clearance for $6.99!
Easy, versatile, trendy, great for on-the-go no struggle and fumbling around with your big chunky purse, WHEW! I use this when I go to theme parks! :)
Dark Denim Jean Shorts- Express got them for a BOGO 50% off deal, $17.99!
I loved these wore them all the time. Dressed them up and dressed them down. You should always have a pair of jean shorts in the summer that you can quickly pair with about 80% of your tops!

Check out these favorites in my YouTube video here!

Hope you enjoyed this and have a wonderful weekend! 

What were some of your favorite beauty and fashion items this past month?!? 

                                                   Kaylee  <3

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Trend Forecast... Messy Ballerina Bun!

A trend I'm in love with right now is the messy ballerina bun! This is a classy hair trend that works wonderfully in the summer heat but can also cross over into the fall!

My camera made me look so pastey!...I'm not. ha
When I rock this hair style I like to do so with flowy pieces of clothing and/or lacey pieces. As for makeup I like to keep everything very neutral then add a bright pop color with a coral or red lip! I love the look of a pulled up hairstyle with a bright lip, I think it just looks so classy and elegant with a little bit of a sexy edge!

This is also a great transition from summer to fall hairstyle. I fully plan on wearing this hairstyle in the fall with over sized sweaters, sheer neutral blouses, and SCARVES! I'm already planning out my fall outfits and accessories I would wear when I have my hair in this style! I'm even thinking of nail polishes! Oh man, Fashion Nerd Alert!  So chic! Can't wait!

Here's How:
Step 1: Flip head upside down 
Step 2: Gather all hair at very top of head. I mean high so you will have a really high ponytail!
Step 3: Then loosely pull hair into a high loose ponytail
Step 4: Twist ponytail into a bun and secure with bobby pins 
Step5: pull out hair pieces to frame face...I like to do the hair right above my ears and my little baby hairs.
Step 6: Lightly spray all over with hairspray

P.S. Another hair trend while we're on the subject of buns, is the top knot bun. This was all over the fall 11' runways and I'm also SUPER excited for this because...well this is my lounging around the house in my pj's hair! Now I can wear it anywhere and still feel chic ;) whoop!

To see an example of me wearing my hair in the ballerina bun, check out my YouTube video below! 

Don't forget to check out my YouTube channel! 

       Kaylee  <3