Favorite Skin Care & Lifestyle Products

Skin care is very important to me, (also white teeth). I am 25 now and am not getting any younger! I need to take care of my skin while I still can. These amazing products are helping me along the way.
  • Freeman Beauty Purifying avocado+oatmeal Clay Mask
  • ELF Illuminating Eye Cream
  • ELF Daily Hydration Moisturizer
  • Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Gel

These amazing, cleansing towelettes, have changed the way that I think of makeup removing wipes completely! I have repurchased them three times. Can you tell that I like them? 

Bath and Bodyworks can never do wrong in my eyes. I have been obsessed with these two scents ever since I purchased them about a month ago. They smell like Heaven!

Last, but certainly not least, this product is a game changer. I have a problem with really dry feet. It’s so bad that it hurts to walk sometimes. Ever since I have started using this product, my feet don’t hurt. They don’t crack, they just feel so much better. I am so in love.

What’s in my bag: Spring Edition

Happy Monday!

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You may not know this about me, but I am a nosy person. I love watching house tours, closet tours, and makeup storage videos. I love taking a look at someone else’s life to see how differently they do certain things. I might find something that I need in my life. This post is for that nosy person out there that is just like me. Wanting to know what someone else carries in their bag for Springtime!

 

  • Planner- If you don’t already know this about me, I am a planner junkie. I have a big one that I carry with my computer and this little one for appointments
  • A wallet is an obvious must. This cute little guy if from Target
  • Sunnies are perfect for the sunny days
  • Hand cream for the dry days
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Every day is a new day and in that case, I need a new lippy, that’s why I have options
  • Eye drops so that my allergies don’t kick my ass
  • Setting spray for when I need a cooldown or some fresh makeup
  • Hair tie, need I say more?
  • Sample perfume, Sweat=stink
  • Pens, I never know when I might need all four

 

Favorite Makeup Products!

 

These are some of my favorite makeup products. I am constantly trying new products, but I can’t get away from these! The only product that I was not able to find was the Charlotte Russe Eye Shadow Palette, but I linked the rest below!

Products: 

Charlotte Prep In Your Step Priming Spray

NYX Hydra-Touch Oil Primer

Dr. Brandt Pores No More Refiner Primer

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Smashbox Hydrating Under Eye Primer

Maybelline SuperStay Long-Lasting Full Coverage Foundation

Makeup Revolution Ghost Baking PowderCoty Airspun Translucent Powder

ABH X Amrezy Highlight

Sleek MakeUP Highlighting Palette Solstice

Tarte Clay Play Palette

Anastasia Beverly Hills Prism Palette

Deluxe Carli Bible Eye & Highlighter Palette

Kylie Lip Kit Boss

Luda Beauty Liquid Matte Trophy Wife

How to Start a Blog 

I have been getting a lot of questions recently about starting a blog. Hopefully this post that I wrote will help!

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Hello you creative little blogger! If you have stumbled upon this post, it is probably because you are new to blogging and need some tips, or you haven’t started your blog yet but you want to. Before we get started, I would just like to say, that in no way am I saying that I am a professional blogger; I have only been blogging for a little over a year. These are just some of the tips which have helped me along the way. I have written down the things I wish I had known when I first started blogging.Alright, now that we have got that out of the way, let’s jump into the fun stuff!

• The first thing that you need to do in order to start a blog, is to get inspired. Think of the reason that made you want to start blogging in the first…

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Stop Apologizing: Love Yourself

 

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“Oh, I’m sorry.” 

Wait……. Why am I sorry? That person bumped into me. 

“I’m sorry.” 

Why did I just apologize for laughing? That person is laughing too. 

 

I do this all of the time and if you don’t know what I am talking about, I am talking about the fact that I apologize for being me. I can’t help myself and it’s a very bad habit. I can’t be the only person that does this. I recently made a promise to myself that I am no longer going to apologize for being me. I’m going to start living my best life and stop second guessing myself. I’m going to laugh however I want, I’m going to walk freely, I’m going to smile if I want to. I have a right to be on this earth, just as much as anyone else. Apologizing for everything that I do is something that I do as an insecurity. If I apologize, that means that I am lesser than the person that I am apologizing to. I know that I am not any less than that person. I am a human being that has emotions, I am a human being that walks down a street, and I am a human being that compliments something that I like. If you are like me and apologize for something that you didn’t need to apologize for, I want you to stand with me and stop apologizing. Tell yourself that you’re allowed to laugh, you’re allowed to breathe, and you’re allowed to be yourself. Promise yourself that you are going to stop saying sorry for no reason.

 

I would like a friend of mine for inspiring this blog post (you know who you are).

 

Photos were taken by Kaya Irene Photography

My dress is from Torrid

Makeup Monday: Quick and Easy Makeup Look

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This makeup look is for those who work hard. For those that are too busy slaying the day to take an hour on their makeup. This look is for those want that healthy glowing skin look and want their freckles to shine through! 

Natural, glowing skin is perfect for these hotter days. Today I am sharing with you my quick and easy go to a makeup look. This look obviously isn’t natural because I am wearing makeup, but it isn’t going to be as heavy and glam. Let’s jump right in!

First things first, I exfoliate my lips. These dry days are upon us and are messing with my lips! I need them to look good when I apply whatever lip product I choose to wear for the day.

The key to glowing skin is hydration. I like to apply the Mario Badescu Facial Spray. This quenches the skin, wakes it up, and gives off a fresh look. After that, I will go in with the NYX Hydro Touch face oil and do some more hydrating. Once that is all soaked in, I will go in with my concealer and only apply it where I need it. So I will apply it under my eyes and cover any dark spots. I also like to do a little bit of setting, just so that my concealer doesn’t crease because of the oil.

Time to bronze the face! I want that sun-kissed look without it being too overpowering. I don’t contour because I want this to be a more natural look. After I am all bronzed up, it’s time for some more glow! I love to add a lot of highlight, this gives the skin a glowy look.

My brows are finally growing in! When I do a more natural makeup look, I only add tinted brow gel to my brows. The tint makes them look fuller without being too perfect. While my brows are drying, all that is left is to curl my lashes! I don’t like to wear mascara when I am in a hurry. It makes a mess and takes up too much of my time.

Before I head out of the door, I like to spray my face one more time just to set all of the powders. This look takes me 5 minutes tops to apply. I love it and I love the compliments that I get on my skin when I rock this look.

That completes my quick and easy makeup look. Let me know if you have used any of these products! I plan on writing a blog post about my current beauty favorites, so keep an eye out for that.

As always, stay confident!

Gift Guide for Spring 2018 + Giveaway!

Spring is in the air, allergies are taking over, and the beautiful flowers are looking stunning in everyone’s Instagram photos! Soon enough it is going to be 100 degrees here in Bakersfield! Before that happens, I need to enjoy my springtime. What does the Spring mean to you? When I think of spring, I think of Mother’s Day, birthday parties, and a lot of events. For Today’s post, I have put together a Spring Gift Guide for 2018. These gifts are perfect for any occasion, like graduation gifts or Mother’s Day. These are all great items that I would love to receive or give!

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The first gift and my personal favorite would have to be a teeth whitening kit! During the winter is when we drink hot drinks, such as coffee and hot cocoa. A teeth whitening kit is the perfect way to bring that beautiful spring smile! Smile Brilliant has one of the best teeth whitening kits! If you don’t believe me, just check out their teeth whitening testimonials! This gift is perfect for those looking for a brighter smile! I am sure that mom would love to open this gift on Mother’s Day! For your chance to win a kit, make sure that you enter my giveawaySmile Brilliant and I have teamed up and will be giving away a tray creation kit valued at $149! Just in time for Mother’s Day!

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Gift number two would have to be some sort of spa kit. A foot bath filled with a pedicure set, nail polish, and a handmade sugar scrub. This is the perfect gift to get those feet sandal ready for all of those special occasions!

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The third gift idea is a gardening set! There is nothing like plants to put anyone in the spring mood. Grab a cute water can throw in some gloves, a little shovel and rake, some plant seeds, and there you have the perfect gift!

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What would a gift option be without food? This gift is perfect for those out there that love to cook or bake. Grab a jar, fill it with an apron, some cookie mix, cookie cutters, some sprinkles, and a whisk!

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The last gift idea that I have up my sleeve is a gift card. Maybe a few different gift card to the person’s favorite places. You can even present them in a cute little jar, or as a bouquet. The options are endless for gift cards!

There you have it! Five amazing gift guide ideas for spring! If you have any other great ideas that you would like to share, please comment them below. If you thought of anyone that could use this post as a guide, please share it with them, I am sure that they will thank you. I would like to thank Smile Brilliant for working with me on this blog post. I have worked with them in the past and they continue to amaze me with my results! Check out my previous post featuring Smile Brilliant.

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If you are wondering the difference between their kits and LED kits, be sure to check that out here. If you are a research person like I am, you are going to want to check them out. If you would like to give Smile Brilliant a try, make sure that you use the code bakersfieldbeautyblogger20 for $20 off of your purchase.

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This is a photo of my before and after using Smile Brilliant!

DIY Summer Wreath

Hello there! I know that you seen DIY in the title and just had to stop by! Summer is right around the corner, that means that it is time to decorate for summer! Today I made this cute little summer wreath and thought that I would share it with you. It is super simple and cost me less than $5 to make it.

To make this wreath you are going to need:

  • hula hoop (whatever size that you want) 
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • twine 
  • flowers of your choice
  • bow is optional

 

This project is very simple, but very time consuming. All I did to create this wreath is hot glue the twine around the hula hoop until the coop was completely covered. I made sure that that when I was gluing the twine down, I pulled it tight and close together.

Next I hot glued my flowers in place and All done!

Feel free to add a bow, I was going to at first and then decided that I liked it better without one.

Happy Crafting! 

Travel Tuesday: Stella Rosa Social- San Antonio Winery

Welcome to Travel Tuesday! I was lucky enough to get invited to the Stella Rosa Social in Paso Robles, Ca! Here are some photos from the event, it was seriously stunning. The weather was incredible and the land was green. 

 

 

Wedding Wednesday: Reasons to Hire a Planner

Ah, welcome to another Wedding Wednesday. I hope that you are enjoying these posts because I am having the best time writing them! Today I want to give you a few reasons why you should hire a wedding planner and/ or coordinator. This post is in collaboration with my Aunt Cindy, she created these visuals for me to share! 

 

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There you have it! If you are in Bakersfield, Ca and are looking for some planners, make sure to check us out on Instagram.