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The Mystery Blogger Award!

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.

  1. Display the award logo on your blog.
  2. List the rules.
  3. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  4. Mention the creator of the award and provide their link as well.
  5. Tell your readers three things about yourself.
  6. Answer five questions from the nominee.
  7. Nominate your blogger (10-20 bloggers).
  8. Notify the bloggers by leaving a comment on their blog.
  9. Ask your nominees any five questions of your choice, including one weird or funny question.
  10. Share the link to your best post.

3 facts about me

  1. I love elephants!!
  2. I have 4 tattoos. 
  3. 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?

Unfortunately my dad is no longer on with us, but he has had a huge impact on my life. He has taught me to be kind, true and selfless.

    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?

I feel the most productive when I wake up early!

 

Nominees

Samslookbookblog
Jamie

Yangandbeyond

Theresamariedaily

Galelagasetheblog

Dasalavric

https://www.beautifulgraciousandgood.com/

Elenarasbear

Ashley J

Zoestyle

My questions for my nominees are: 

  1. What is your favorite makeup brand ?
  2. If you could be an animal, which one would you be and why?
  3. What would you say that your fashion style is (Boho, chic, comfy,glam) ?
  4. What is your number one goal for this year ?
  5. Why did you start blogging? What inspired you?
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Anti-Valentine’s Day Makeup

Dah dah dahhhhhh!!!! 

Hello there, if you are reading this post, then obviously something caught your attention. Could it be the makeup? Or the fact that the title has the word ani in it? Well whatever it may be, I am glad that you stopped by! 

Welcome everyone, I have created an anti-Valentine’s Day makeup look for all of you! I have been seeing this look being created all over YouTube. I had never seen this before this year and thought that it looked very interesting.  I hope that you enjoy it, if you have already created a version of this, I would love to see it! Make sure to tag me on Instagram @bakersfieldbeautyblogger.

If you want to figure out how I got this makeup look, then keep on reading!

For this eye look, I used two eyeshadow pallets; one being the Kat Von D Shade and Light Eyes pallet, and the other being the Urban Decay MoonDust. I just love both of these pallet, you can create all kinds of looks! If you don’t have either of these pallets, you can still create this look as long as you have some brow, black, and glitter eyeshadow!


This look is really easy, but it contains a lot of blending and is very time consuming. I do have to say that this look may seem scary, but don’t knock it until you try it! There is always a first time to try something new.

For any eyeshadow look, I like to start out with a light brown shadow in my crease, once that is blended out, I will slowly start to add black shadow on top of that brown. I make sure and  only apply a little of the black at a time. It is a lot easier to build it than to take it away.

Once the black shadow is to my liking and blended out, I am going to add the white shadow to my brow bone to give it a little pop!

Next I am packing on the glitter shadow of my choice to my lid. I am also being very careful when applying it. Glitter tends to get EVERYWHERE! I am sure that I am going to find glitter in my room two months from now.

Once I have the glitter as intense that I want it, I am going to wing out my liner. 

Now it’s time to move on to the lower lash line. Since this look is very dark and mysterious, I added black liner in my water line. Then I took some black eyeshadow and ran it right underneath that liner.

I also took that same white shadow that I put on the brow bone, and popped it into the inner corner of the eyes. Since the eyeshadow is so dark, I want to brighten it just a little.

Once that is complete, it is time to throw on some lashes and get them ready for falsies.

Now it is time to pop on some false lashes and BAMM!!! I look good!

My choice of lip is LipLand Cosmetics “Retrograde”. This lip color is very dark and gives a meaning to the whole anti look! 

I would like to thank you for reading this blog post! I am sorry that I have been away for a little while, life just keeps me busy. I love you all and will talk to you in my next blog. Xoxo. 

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Skin Care Product Review 

Ahhhh!! Back with another product review post! I love these types of posts, I get to try out new products and fall in love! Today’s feature is from a brand that I have reviewed in the past. Tara Lee Natural Beauty, is an amazing all natural, skin care line. All of her products are sold on Etsy. I reviewed her Charcole Clay Mask. AMAZING. If you would like to read that, I will leave that right here for your enjoyment!

I love makeup, but skin care is just as important! Taking care of your skin, helps keep the canvas that we paint; nice, clean and smooth! I have tried out just a few of the many products that are available in Tara Lee’s shop. I will have all of these products linked, so that you can try them out yourself! 

Packaging: 

I would love to start this review by saying, the products come very well packaged! They are in plastic tubs, twist off lid, and are extra sealed with tape for the traveling. That way, when you receive your products, you don’t have to worry about any of it being spilled out. 

French Green Clay Mask: 

This mask comes in a poweder form, you mix with a little water, and then apply to the face. I love the fact that it come as a powder. I feel like the product won’t be wasted that way. Sometimes when the clay masks are already mixed, they can dry out fast. If you don’t properly close the lid, or of you leave the lid off for a long time, it tends to harden faster. The scent of this product isn’t too overpowering, which I love, that way you aren’t too scared to wear it because of the smell. 

I like to apply this mask when I am cleaning my house, I call it multi-tasking! 

Whipped Scub: 

I have the Herbal Whipped Salt Scrub and the Whipped Sugar Scrub. I love scrubs in general, but the Whipped Sugar Scrub is my FAVORITE! It smells like lemon cake batter, I love lemon cake. It contains coconut oil, so it doesn’t dry out your skin. It’s a scrub, so that means that it exfoliates. It is just an all around great product! 

The Herbal Scrub is just as good, the only difference is that it contains herbs. When you first open the product, you will find the herbal smell, and a small amount of the herbs right on top! 

The cool thing about these scrubs, you can choose the color that you want and the ounces! 

Sea Kelp Mask: 

This is an Organic Sea Kelp Mask, or a seaweed mask, and it helps to purify the skin. This mask has the same concept of the others, you mix it with water and then apply to the face. You can also customize the masks to your liking. There are some extra add ons and different ingredients that are available. I leave the mask on until it is completely dry and then wash it away with warm water. No redness, just a clean smiling face! Again, what I love about her products, is that the scents are not too over powering. 

There are 31 different items to choose from in her shop. Next I want to try out her Strawberry Sugar Scrub and the Eye Brightening Makeup Remover! 

Tara has been so kind and has give me a discount code to share with you! If you use “TARALEEBEAUTY” at checkout, you don’t have to pay for shipping! I know that you are just dying to try these products out! I hope that you enjoyed this product review and if there are any more products that you would like for me to test for you, just let me know! 

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Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial 

My first attempt at a step by step eye shadow tutorial.. not bad right? Hello everyone! I promised more makeup posts, so here you go! 

This look is perfect for a party, special event, or just because! I hope that you enjoy! 

The first thing that I do before any eyeshadow look, is prime my eyelids. This helps the eyeshadow stay longer and creates a nice clean base to start with. 

Transition shades are always a good step. Light browns or skin tone eyeshadow are good transition colors. This step makes it easier to transition from a lighter shade of eyeshadow, into a darker shade. I make sure and blend the light brown like it’s no ones business. 

Once that light brown is all blended, I went in with a deep cranberry color to blend right in with that first shade. I cannot tell you how important it is to blend. Keep on blending! 

The step that helps create this smokey eye, is the dark outer corner. On a very small blending brush, I picked up some black eyeshadow and slowly started blending that into the outer V of the eye. I am making sure to take my time on this part, black eyeshadow can be very tricky to work with. 

Once that black is all blended to my liking,  I went in with a light, shimmer berry color and packed that onto the lid. 

To brighten up this look a little, I went in with a highlight shade and placed that right under my brow bone. This just gives the smokey eye a little bit of something extra. Another trick to opening up the eyes a little, is to add the highlight shade to the inner corners of the eyes. 

To balance out my eyes, on a blending brush, I used that same cranberry shade that I used in my crease,  and ran it under my lash line. I also added some black eyeliner in my waterline. 

After that was all completed, I threw on some mascara and a little highlight on my cheeks.  This is my finished look! I hope that you enjoyed it! Smokey eyes are my favorite looks to create. 
The pallet that I used for this tutorial is the Morphe X Kathleen Lights Pallet.

Did you know that I have an online boutique ?? You can visit the website here! Plus size clothes and more!

Also, make sure and check out my last blog post! Just click here for some fun fashion!

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The Perfect New Years Eve Party Dress!

Hello you gorgeous person, I hope that you are here to get inspired. Today I am bringing to you a fashion post! I am seriously in love with this dress!! As soon as I laid my eyes on it, I knew that I had to have it. This dress is perfect for a New Years Eve party, or just a party in general.

Some of you may think that this is a lot of sequins, and you are probably right. Two years ago if you would of told me that I would be wearing this dress, I probably would of laughed in your face. It’s a good thing that my outlook on fashion has changed. I’m not afraid to stand out, you shouldn’t be either. I live to sparkle and shine, and I won’t let anything stop me from doing so.

I would like to give a special thanks to Trina for collaborating with me on this post. You are seriously amazing and I love you so much. 

 

This gorgeous dress is from Charlotte Russe, if you didn’t already know, they have a plus size section. I am so in love with all of their clothes, they have a great price range and they fit! My dream is to one day become a model for Charlotte Russe, seriously. What a dream come true right? Imagine becoming a model for your favorite clothing store. ugh…I can see the cameras flashing now. Charlotte Russe, if you are reading this, I am interested! I don’t know if you can tell.

This dress is the “Plus Size Sequin V-Neck Bodycon Dress”. Originally $42.99 and now on sale for $30.09. There is also a  gold and a silver color. I personally love the maroon better.

I love the way that this dress just compliments my curves, it’s not too tight, but tight in all of the right places.

My tights are from Torrid and my booties are from Charlotte Russe.


I would like to thank Trina once again. I love you so much! She is an amazing photographer,  you can check out her work here! 

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Everyday Makeup Routine 

Hello! How was everyone’s holiday weekend? I hope that it was amazing! Mine was filled with smiles, family and food. Today I am bringing to you my everyday makeup routine! I know that some of you miss my makeup posts (Aunt Cindy and Maddison). This one is for you! 

I would first like to say, excuse my crusty ass nose and my lazy eye. I was really sick for like a week and my nose was raw. My lazy eye is just there for everyone to enjoy. Now, on to the good stuff. 

First things first, I always wash my hands and then sanitize them. I try to keep my breakout to a minimum. Dirty hands touching the face is a big cause of breakouts. 

Moisturize

To moisturize my face I use coconut oil. I use coconut oil for absolutely everything. I love it. This is also the time that I like to apply chapstick. It preps my lips and gets them ready for lipstick. 

Primer

I know that this sounds weird, but to prime my face I use Nivea Men’s Post Shave Balm. It contains glycerin, and glycerin helps makeup stay on your face. 

Face 

For foundation I like to use Loriel True Match. This is one of the best foundations that I have ever tried. The color selection is ridiculous! Once that is applied, I go in with concealer. When I apply concealer, I apply it in an upside down triangle under my eyes. This covers more areas on the face and also highlights. 

To set the under eye area, I use the Laura Mercier translucent powder. To set the rest of my face I use the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder. 

Once all of that is done, I apply my blush, the one that I have been using is Milani baked blush in 02 Rose D’Oro. To highlight I have been using Mac’s beaming blush. 

Brows

Brows have been the same for a while now. I am using Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade in Dark Brown. To set them I apply Brow This Way by Rimmel. 

Eyes

I love me some winged liner. This is a gel liner from Elf that I purchased a long time ago. I use this bad boy everyday. Mascara is Maybelline Lash Essentials Mascara. By far the best mascara I have ever used. To spice up my look a little, I apply a highlighted eyeshadow in the inner corners of my eyes. This adds a little extra something and makes it look like you spent a lot of time on your eyes. 

Lips

Usually for lips I use something simple, like a nude lipstick or a gloss, but today I am wearing Spice by Kylie Cosmetics. I took Blog pictures and you will see them very soon! 

To make sure that my makeup stays in place all day, I like to spray my face with some setting spray, this one is from Urban Decay. 

My makeup usually takes my about 15 minutes to accomplish. I hope that you all enejoyed this post! Remember to stay awesome and I will talk to you all in the next one! 

I love you! 

Beauty

Just Roll With It.

Hello everyone! I hope that you had an amazing weekend. I just wanted to share a quick post with you. This post is a fashion post, but I have a ton of beauty related posts planned for the future, so look forward to those. I just want you all to know that with each post that is put up, I am giving 100%. I am making sure that I put in as much time into these as possible. Even if it’s a two minute read, I want to make sure that you guys enjoy them. I know that my blog isn’t perfect, but I will get there. I will keep going, no matter what it takes.

I am seriously in LOVE with this shirt!! If anyone knows me, then they would know that I listen to a variety of music. I am a country music lover, but I also love me some Tupac and rap music. I just love music period. I knew that I had to have this top as soon as I double tapped the Instagram picture that I seen it in. 
It is a regular T-shirt with some obvious amazing rappers. Cut into a V in the front, along with some cute lace detailing. I feel like the lace gives the T-shirt more personality. This look is a little more edgier for the average person. I love the way it fits, loose and I am able to breath. This shirt can be dressed up or down, either way, it will still look cute. I know that not everyone will like this shirt, but it’s different and I like different. If you are interested in this top, you should check out  ThickChicBoutique! They have some really cute stuff!
Since this shirt is a little out there, I thought that I would roll with it. I have a messy ponytail look and some rockstar makeup. BAM! IN YOUR FACE! Do you want to know a secret?? This eyeshadow look didn’t take me very long to do. Keep reading to find out my secret.

QUICK TIP: Seriously, all I did was choose one eyeshadow color. I placed the color of my choice, on to the life of my eye and just blended into the crease. That’s it… Very simple. Just make sure that you keep blending. I really need to start a YouTube Chanel. It would be way easier to share makeup tips. (This may have to happen.)

I can’t say enough about converse. I graduated high school in converse, I got married in converse, and will probably die in converse. I love these damn things, they aren’t comfortable for everyone, but they are for me. They go with everything and they are cute.. DUHHH.

We have reached the end of this post, I hope that you all enjoyed this look. It is different and out there, but that is what I encourage. If you are afraid to try something different, you will never really find your own style. I love each and everyone of you and hope to continue writing for you.

 

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