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Summer time is almost here, which means that there are going to be long summer days and nights! I don’t know about you, but I refuse to wear a full face of makeup just to sweat it all off as soon as I step outside. NO thank you! Today I am brining you my quick and easy summer makeup look. This look requires a little bit of makeup and only a few minutes.
For those of you that can go without any makeup at all, I envy you. You are one lucky person, but unlike you, I have to put a little bit of something on my face before I leave the house. Summer is the time for luminous or bronzed skin, well I want both. Here is how to achieve it, but still look natural.
- The first step that I like to do is apply moisturizer. It’s hot out and my skin is dry, I need some hydration.
- Once that is settled in, I will do one of two things. One option is to take a concealer that is very close to my skin color and conceal the parts of my face that need it the most; redness, breakouts, or even discoloration. I will usually do that step during the day time when I am just doing my everyday running around. The times that I want a little bit more coverage, but still want a natural look that isn’t too heavy, I will apply a tinted moisturizer instead of the concealer. I will do this for the summer night parties and hangouts.
- Moving on, I will take a big fluffy brush with bronzer on it and bronze my entire face. Bronzer everywhere; cheeks, forehead, neck, chest, jawline, EVERYWHERE.
- Now time for some luminous skin. I will take a highlight that has a gold undertone to give off a more natural radiance.
- Once my skin is glowing to the gods, I will apply a tinted brow gel to keep those hairs in place, and so they can look a little fuller.
- Time to curl the lashes! I will only curl them, but I will not apply mascara, this helps to keep a more “natural” look.
- The last step to achieving this makeup look is lips! On this specific day I wore Wet n’ Wild’s MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick in the shade Missy and Fierce. Woah…. That was a mouthful. I have been obsessed with this lipstick and color. On other days that I wear this makeup look, I like to just wear a nude gloss. Simple and cute.
That is all it takes, I can do this look in four minutes tops! Fast, easy, and fresh!
This summer look was inspired by Jacly Hill. Go check out her version of this look on her YouTube video
I know that it’s not technically summer yet, but here in Bakersfield, it has already been over 100 degrees! Just because it’s gross outside does not mean that I need to look gross.
I am need for some cute summer clothes, but something affordable. Where do I go? If you said Forever 21, you are absolutely right. How cute is this off the shoulder top that I picked up from there? Guess how much it was? Never mind I will just tell you… $12.90. Yes, mind blown, you’re welcome! I love Forever 21, not only are they affordable, but they have a large variety of plus size clothes. I know that every time I walk in there, I am going to find something cute. That tends to be good and bad. This palm tree print on my shirt has been everywhere lately. Everything about this top is just so adorable and appropriate for summer time! This top is off the shoulder and very light weight, it also cinches in at the waist to give a flattering look to the body. I absolutely love it!
What would summer be without sunglasses? I picked these cute ones up from Charlotte Russe for $5.
You can find similar ones here.
There you have it, my fashion find for today!
If there was only one thing that you could control about yourself, what would it be? Would it be to control your weight? How fast your hair would grow in a month? What about how white your smile is? Weight has always been a struggle for me, so I can’t help you there. Want longer hair? Take lots and lots of vitamins. As for a whiter smile, I found a solution!
For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted a white smile. A smile so amazing, everyone would compliment me. I use to watch the teeth whitening commercials and think, “how can my smile look like hers?”. If I can’t control my weight or my hair, you can bet you ass that I am going to control my smile! Well, what are the steps that I need to take to a bright smile? Of corse I need to brush my teeth constantly, flossing is a must, and the elimination large amounts of tea and coffee (I need my caffeine). I also need some sort of teeth whitening routine that doesn’t cost a fortune. Yes, I can go get those white strips, but they constantly slip and slide around. I want to make sure that the whitening gel covers all of my teeth, not just the front ones.
Smile Brilliant has that covered!
If you have never heard of Smile Brilliant, give me a few minutes to explain. Also if you stay until the end, there may be giveaway for a teeth whitening kit of your own!
Smile Brilliant is an awesome at home teeth whitening system! It is the perfect way to get professional teeth whitening in the comfort of your own home, without breaking the bank! Did I mention that the whitening gel is vegan and cruelty free?
Every package will come with
- Two impression trays
- Three sets of impression material (top teeth, bottom teeth, and a back up for mistakes)
- Professional lab service (only the best for the best)
- Custom-fitted teeth whitening trays
- Three-way postage (the lab covers the communication postage)
- Professional teeth whitening gel & desensitizing gel syringes
This is seriously the best teeth whitening kit ever! I don’t have to worry about my teeth whitener not being evenly distributed. My teeth treys are made especially for me, no one else! It can be done without even leaving your house! They ship it right to your door and it only takes a few weeks to receive it. They are fast on their end, you just need to figure out how soon you want a whiter smile! Another great feature about this kit, is that it comes with desensitizing gel, you apply it immediately after you whiten, and it helps prevent your teeth from being sensitive! What other at home whitening kit can say that? That’s right, none. Smile Brilliant has been so kind, they are giving you 10% off of your purchase! Just use the code BakersfieldBeautyBlogger when you check out!
Check out their teeth whitening trays!
Here is a little before and after:
One winner will win $139 to spend with Smile Brilliant! You have two weeks to enter and all you have to do is submit your name and email here! BAMM! Just like that. Easy, right? Smile Brilliant will be contacting you by email, so make sure and check it! This giveaway is open to USA, UK, Canada, and Australia, but international winners are responsible for partial shipping. So make sure that you sign up!! It’s an awesome opportunity.
If you would like to follow Smile Brilliant on social media, you can do so here:
Here are a few other people who have shared their experience with Smile Brilliant!
This post is sponsored by Smile Brilliant, with that being said, all opinions are my own. I will not put products out there if I did not genuinely love them.
Hello gorgeous! Today I have some very exciting news for you! Thanks to my friends at PinkBlush, I will be hosting a giveaway for a $50 gift card to shop their boutique! So make sure to keep reading to find out how you can win!
If you have never heard of PinkBlush, let me just fill you in a little. This trendy online boutique not only carries plus size clothing, but also has cute maternity clothes. There are so many options to choose from on their site. So all of you soon to be moms out there, make sure to check them out.
The dress that I am wearing here is a gorgeous floral wrap dress. If you didn’t already know, wrap dresses are really in right now. This dress is so flattering! I love the way the dress just flows out. It hugs me where I need love, and gives me extra room for everything else. It really is that perfecting fitting dress for me.
This dress is perfect for brunch, a summer barbaque, or even a birthday party. This is the ivory dress, it also come in a blush color.
Dresses can be very light weight, so light weight that you can see through it. This dress is of a thicker material, but it is still light at the same time. So you don’t have to worry about it being transparent. There is also a slip underneath for even more coverage.
I know that once you check out their website, you are going to buy something. So when you do, make sure to use the hashtag #shoppinkblush and #pretttinpinkblush, that way they can see your gorgeous photos!
Now on to the part that you have been waiting for!
I know that you are super excited to enter the giveaway, so here is what you have to do!
1. Make sure that you are following my blog. You can do so by pressing follow on the blog, or subscribing to my email list.
2. Make sure and head to my Instagram and follow me there (BakersfiedBeautyBlogger).
3. Comment your fashion style! Whatever it may be; boho, classic, chic, just commet it down below.
For an extra entry, head to my YouTube Channel (Kelsey Provencio), and follow me there!
This giveaway will end on May 24th.
As always, thank you so much for reading! I will talk to you soon in another blog post!
Hello Gorgeous! I hope that you had a fantastic weekend! Today I have some awesome news to share with you!
If you have been following my blog for a while now, then you would know that I have been talking about wanting to start a YouTube channel. I have been wanted to start a channel of my own for about four years now. I just never had the courage to just do it. I have always admired those that could put theirselves out there and be so confident!
Well about a week ago, I filmed my first video! I was a little nervous, but I filmed, edited, and uploaded.
My first video!
Now it is Sunday, and I have uploaded another video and already have 11 subscribers. I can’t believe how fast 11 subscribers came! Nothing but nice comments from nice people. I wish that I would have started back then, I could have been so far by now, but that’s ok. I am starting now and that’s all that matters. Some people may laugh, some may think that it’s dumb, but I am not creating videos for them. I am doing this for myself. It’s time to make myself happy and do what I want. YouTube will not be my number one priority, but it will be something that I am going to work at. If I make it to 100 subscriber or if don’t get any more than 11 subscribers, that is perfectly fine with me. This is going to be a fun, new hobby!
My second video!
If you have a YouTube channel, leave your name in the comments and I will make sure and check it out! The blogging community is a lot like the YouTube community. We all are doing something that we love, and are trying to make some friends along the way. We need to stick together!
For those of you that have been wanting to start; a YouTube channel, blog, Instagram, or whatever it may be, my advise to you is to do it. Don’t constantly worry about what people are thinking, or if someone will judge you. Trust me, there is going to be people that are not going to understand what you are doing, or even why. To be honest, their opinion really doesn’t matter. What matters is your happiness! If you need a little encouragement, just shoot me a message and I will be right there to cheer you on!
Oh my goodness! I can’t tell you how excited I was when I found this tag! This is so perfect and so fitting for me. For those of you that don’t know, I am a huge Disney fan. I love all things Disney, I take all of the Disney quizzes on Facebook, the whole shebang! My mind is still blown that I came across this tag on twitter! I love it!
FAVORITE CHARACTER: Dory from Finding Nemo. Who doesn’t love her. Did I mention that the Ellen plays the voice of Dory????
FAVORITE PRINCESS: I would have to say Jasmine or Ariel. Tough call.
FAVORITE HEROINE: Merida for sure. She goes after what she believes and she is just so brave. No pun intended!
FAVORITE HERO: Prince Eric, hands down.
FAVORITE ANIMAL: Pastel, the little thing from Tangled. He is just so adorable.
FAVORITE SIDEKICK: Tito from Oliver & Company. He is just so hilarious.
FAVORITE ORIGINAL CHARACTER: The Aristocats. A great classic and family movie.
FAVORITE LOVE SONG: Love is an open door, (Frozen). I don’t like the fact that the cutest love song ever was a duet with a villain, but I will get over it.
FAVORITE SONG: Stand Out by Power Line. If you have never watched “A Goofy Movie”, go now.
FAVORITE VILLAIN SONG: That would have to be Mother Knows Best by Mother Gothel.
FAVORITE KISS: Max and Roxanne.
FAVORITE CLASSIC: I am going to keep referencing A goofy Movie, because it is my favorite.
SONG THAT ALWAYS GETS STUCK IN YOUR HEAD: Hakuna Matata.
FAVORITE PIXAR MOVIE: Inside Out, it is just so adorable and real.
LEAST FAVORITE MOVIE: Dumbo. It may be because Dumbo gets drunk and sees a bunch of pink and purple elephants? Or that his moma gets beat and separated from him. I don’t know, just not my favorite.
OVERRATED DISNEY MOVIE: I don’t think that any of them are really overrated to be honest.
UNDERRATED: The Great Mouse Detective, it is such a good movie.
MOVIE THAT MAKES YOU CRY: UP! Oh my gosh, I remember the first time that I watched that movie, I balled my eyes out!
SADDEST SCENE IN YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE: I would have to say that the saddest scene in A Goofy Movie is when Max yelled at Goofy at Lester’s Possum Park.
SADDEST DEATH: Bambi’s mom. Tear..
FAVORITE QUOTE: “You’re only a fool if you give up.” -Aladdin
FAVORITE THEME PARK: I have only been to Disneyland in Anaheim once, and it was for grad night.
FAVORITE ATTRACTION: Never rode one.
FAVORITE SHOW: This question isn’t really specific, so if we are taking about shows at Disneyland then it is the Firework show. If we are talking about shows on the Disney Channel, then they are Hannah Montana and That’s So Raven.
We have reached the end! I had so much fun answering these questions. They were a lot harder than you think! Feel free to do this tag and pass it on!
Disclaimer: I found all of the pictures on Google.
Hello everyone! Today I am bringing to you all my skin care routine. This routine is something that works for my normal to dry skin. I hope that some of you find this post helpful! Now, let’s jump right in!
Wash my face!
I like to use an exfoliate scrub cleanser to wash my face, since I wear makeup often, I feel like an exfoliant product helps to remove whatever is left on my face. This one is from Walmart and super inexpensive!
This product can be used for many things, but I like to use it as a part of my skin care routine. Before I wash my face, I like to use this to take off all of my makeup. It breaks down the mascara and just helps all of the makeup come right off. After I have washed my face, I like to go in with the coconut oil again, and apply a generous amount to my face. I leave it on for about 5 minutes and then wipe it off. You would be surprised how much stuff this product removes.
One all of that coconut oil is off I like to apple some type of lip butter or chapstick, this one is from the Fresh Picked collection at Bath and Body Works. It’s super hydrating and smells like strawberries.
Last, but not least, I use some type of mask!
I tend to get a lot of blackheads, so I gravitate towards a mud or charcole mask. These types of masks unclog pores! While I wait for my mask to dry, I like to clean up around the house or watch a show!
I hope that you all enjoyed this blog post! There will be more to follow! Make sure and follow my links down below so that we can become friends!
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Hello to all of you gorgeous creatures! I am hopping that you have clicked on this post because you are excited to read about the award that I have been nominated for!
I would like to thank StyledbyMckenz for nominating me! I am so honored! She is super adorable and her Instagram is the best. Do yourself a favor and go check out her links.
The creator of this award is Okotoenigma! This tag is seriously the best! Thank you for coming up with such a great idea.
For those of you that are not familiar with blogger awards, here is how they work.
- Display the award logo on your blog.
- List the rules.
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Mention the creator of the award and provide their link as well.
- Tell your readers three things about yourself.
- Answer five questions from the nominee.
- Nominate your blogger (10-20 bloggers).
- Notify the bloggers by leaving a comment on their blog.
- Ask your nominees any five questions of your choice, including one weird or funny question.
- Share the link to your best post.
3 facts about me
- I love elephants!!
- I have 4 tattoos.
- I hate Mayonnaise! Yuck.
Here are my questions to you-
Where do you picture yourself in ten years?
In ten years I see myself owning a home, blogging full time, and having one baby.
What was the first camera you ever had like?
The first camera that I ever has was a tiny pink cannon digital camera. Santa got it for me for Christmas!
How has your dad impacted your life?
What is your favorite TV show to binge watch? YouTuber?
I LOVE YouTube. I watch a list of girls. My favs are ; Nicole Guerriero, Nikkie Tutorials, Jaclyn Hill, Eleventh Gorgeous, Lauran Curtis, Alisha Marie, Megan Leigh, and so many more!
When do you feel most productive?
My questions for my nominees are:
- What is your favorite makeup brand ?
- If you could be an animal, which one would you be and why?
- What would you say that your fashion style is (Boho, chic, comfy,glam) ?
- What is your number one goal for this year ?
- Why did you start blogging? What inspired you?