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.

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My Favorites for November.

Where in the world did November go?? Seriously, I feel like we were just celebrating the beginning of 2016!

This month has brought a lot of things to my attention and a lot of beauty products into my life. I have discovered some great things about myself and will be forever thankful for this month. I would like to take a second, to thank you for supporting me throughout my blogging journey. I have found something that I love and you are helping me keep this passion alive. By reading, liking, commenting, and sharing my posts, you are supporting me in more ways than you will ever know. Now…. let’s stop with all of that mushy mushy and get on to the good stuff!img_9025Aside from you being my number one favorite, this setting spray has changed my life! I like to spritz some of this on before AND after I apply my makeup. Guess what…my makeup stays in place all day.

I have always loved this foundation, I just forget to mention it in my favorites. I have been using this non-stop. I not only love the way that this sits on my skin, but I love the color range! Some brands have limited options when it comes to foundation, but not Loreal!

I discovered this concealer a while back, but I recently fell in love with it all over again. It gives major coverage under the eyes. This concealer is on the thicker side, so if you don’t like that, stay far away. Brows cannot be on fleek, if I am not rocking the Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade. Ok, this is a game changer when it comes to highlight. It looks pink in the packaging, but when applied to the skin, it turns gold…..I know, badass right?!

Popping a little phloof onto the inner corners of my eyes, has been a must! Adding a little something extra for the month of November. img_9068All of the Kylie Lip Kits that I own, have been on constant rotation. I love these liquid lipsticks like no other! I own quite a few, but not nearly enough. (My husband would disagree). I have especially been loving Mary Jo K and Leo. I am not entirely sure why I didn’t discover Charlotte Russe boots sooner. I love the way they fit me, they are so comfortable to walk in, and they are super adorable!With these cold November days, I have been drinking more and more hot drinks. We just recently purchased a Keurig, I don’t know why we didn’t purchase it sooner. I love the damn thing!! I have been alternating between, Swiss Miss Hot Coco and Dunkin Donuts Original Blend. AMAZZIINNGGG. 

With that being said, my Keurig made it in my favorites! Along with my Gold Canyon candle in Sugar Cookie. Isn’t it so beautiful? 

Favorite movies of the month are:

  • SPY
  • ALADDIN
  • PITCH PERFECT 2
  • KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE
  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

RANDOM FAVORITES:

  1. I have been loving my day planner! Something about writing down my goals and planning out my day, just puts me in a better mood and helps me stay organized. I really want an Erin Condren Life Planner for Christmas. Hopefully Brian reads this.
  2. My hair straightener. I recently had bangs cut and have been straightening them everyday.

YOUTUBE FAVORITES:

Hayley Paige

Paige Alicia Beauty

Alisha Marie 
And you have reached the end of this post! Finally.. I know. Let me know if any of there were your November Favs! 

                                                        P.s Stay Beautiful. 

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How to Start a Blog 

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 place. Hold on to that. Whatever the reason may be, choose a topic that you love. I love beauty, fashion, and life-hacks, so guess what I write about?!

• The next step is to choose a website that you want to run your blog through. There are a lot of sites out there; WordPress, BlogLovin, and Godaddy are just a few. Do your research and choose one that works best for you. I chose WordPress because it is free and you have quite a bit of control over your blog. I would not recommend purchasing the site, unless you know that you are going to be blogging for a while. Purchasing is a big commitment.

• This next step may take some time, or it may not. Finding that perfect domain name took me two tries….. TWO! Don’t be like me, take your time and think of the long run. This is the name that people are going to see the most.

• After you have it set up, it is time to add some personality to your blog. Some of the things that you can add to spice up your blog include: an amazing About Me page, a theme that fits you and your fantastic personality, and don’t forget to upload a profile picture!

• Once you have added all of the glitz and glam, now it is time to write your first post! Find topic that you love, don’t waste your time writing about something you are not passionate about. People can sense when you don’t care as much plus it totally takes the fun out of blogging!! If you like food and creating recipes, blog about food and creating recipes. If you like cars and motorcycles, blog about cars and motorcycles. You are not going to be the only one who cares about the topics that you love, I promise. Make your blog stand out!


• When you create your post, make sure to tag keywords and categorize about the topic.

Example: If I am writing about my current makeup routine, I would use the Category-Makeup, and use tags like; beauty, lipsticks, foundation, mascara. When you use these tags, they help get your post out there and let other people with the same interest, see your post. That way you are not the only one reading it.

•Share your post. This may be a big step for some people, I know that it is hard putting yourself out there, but this boosts your views and will most likely boost your followers.

• Adding pictures to your blog post is important, especially if your blog post is going to be really wordy, people need to have something to look at.

• If you take anything away from this post, I would like you to remember not to get discouraged. 40,000 followers do not grow overnight. Good things take time.

• My last and quite possibly most important tip, is to remember to have fun.

 These are just a couple of the many things that come along with blogging. I hope that this post helps you in some way. Post great content and enjoy yourself. Don’t forget to let your personality shine through!

P.S. You are beautiful!

 

Fall Fashion Look

(Photography Credit: Kailynne’s Kaptures)

October is finally here, so now it is time to bust out with Fall Fashion! Today’s look is very Fall inspired, I have the deeper colors, the dark lips and cute booties. Can I be any more put together? 

I am absolutely in love with this look. The colors all compliment each other so well. From the braids in my hair, all of the way down to the cute and comfy heels. This look is a perfect day to night look for fall in California. 

 
(Top: Charlotte Russe, Pants: Forever 21, Shoes: Charlotte Russe, Similar Purse: Target, Sunnies: Francesca’s)

Top 10 Fav Fall Lipsticks🍂

       Greetings all of you Fall lovers! If you have found this post, it is because you are looking for some Fall inspiration. I have gathered my top 10 favorite Fall lipsticks for you.

       Fall is the best season for makeup and fashion! It is the time to bring out the pumpkin spice lattes and dark lipstick. Down below are some picture of the lipsticks and swatches of each one. I find myself reaching for these 10 shades throughout the entire Fall season. 

      All of these shades are so pigmented and creamy. Most of these colors looks similar, but I promise that they are all different. That is only something that a lipstick hoarder would say. I hope that you enjoy these swatches as much as I do. I don’t know why, but swatches make me happy. 

Nude Naunce: Maybelline

Black Cherry: Milani

Ariana Grande: Mac 

Deepest Cherry: Maybelline 

Plum Please: Maybelline 

Echo: Kay Von D 

Double Espresso: Milani 

Kourt K: Kylie Cosmetics 

Truth/Dare: Sephora Rouge 

GLG789: LA Girl Lip Paint

     There you have it people! My top 10 favorite Fall lip colors!! I hope that you enjoyed them, let me know which shade is your favorite. I plan on creating a Fall makeup look with a few of these shades. If you have a question about to price range of these products, let me know, I can tell you. Most of these shades are affordable. 

       Thank you for reading! I hope that you enjoyed this post! I look forward to hearing from you! Also, if you would like to collaborate on a makeup look, let me know! I am always looking to make some new friends, and some great content. Until next time!


                Bakersfield Beauty Blogger 

DIY Birthday Gift! 

Hello you craft little fella! Today’s post is going to be short and sweet! I have made. birthday, candy wreath. This type of project is perfect for those people, that you just don’t know what to get them. This can be for any holiday, I just happened to make it for my cousins birthday. If you recreate this, I would love to see your picture! You can tweet me or tag me in Instagram. I hope that you enjoy! 

Here is what you are going to need: 

  • A styrofoam wreath, any size
  • Burlap to cove the wreath (optional) 
  • A hot glue gun and some glue sticks
  • Candy of your choice 
  • Bow 

The first thing that you want to do is plug in your hot glue gun. When your glue is ready, you can begin! 


This is one of the easiest projects I have ever made! All you do is wrap the burlap around the wreath, making sure that you hot glue the burlap down sporadically.

This is an idea of what it should look like. 

Once you have completely covered your wreath in the burlap, that is when you just glue the candy to the wreath. Glue as much or as little candy as you want. Keep going until you like it. 

Once that is complete, all you do is glue on the bow and you’re done! Seriously, it’s that easy! Now, not only do you have a gift for someone, you have given them a snack for later! Cute, right? 

I hoped that you liked this post, if you want to see more DIY projects, let me know! It was fun making it and I love to be crafty. Make sure to follow me on my social media, so that we can stay connected! I love you! 
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Today’s Look

Hello my precious little sunflower! I hope that you are doing AMAZING on this fine day. Today I have a “Look of the Day” for you and I think that this is one of my favorite pieces from Charlotte Russe. I also have a picture for you of my before and after makeup look. It’s a pretty simple look and I ended up changing the lip to a darker color. So, if you would like to see my look for the day, keep scrolling down! 

Ahhhhhh….. Makeup, my favorite part of any day, I don’t know what it is. I could be having the worst day ever, but when I play with makeup, it all goes away. I have for sure come along way from when I first started playing with this junk.

Here is a before and after picture, what a difference a little bit of makeup and some eyelashes can do. Although I wasn’t feeling any eyeshadow, I think that this look turned out pretty darn good. Didn’t want to go too over the top in 100 degree weather. You feel me?

With that being said, You know that I had to rock the up do. I found a really simple way to style an up do, without just wearing a simple bun. My Hunny thinks that buns are ugly and my aunt thinks that they are lazy. So this is what I found, I will find the tutorial and link it here for you. Now on To the real reason that you are here, my dress. If you have read a couple of my previous posts, you could guess where this dress came from. For those of you that are just joining me for the first time, welcome, my name is Kelsey. I have seem to of lost my train of thought, oh yea, my dress! Two words, Charlotte Russe. The obsession with this store is real. Can’t seem to move on. 

I bought this dress for a wedding that I coordinated a couple of months ago. This was when I first really started stepping out of my comfort zone in the fashion scenes. Best decision I have ever made, aside from saying yes to marrying the love of my life. It’s a straight style dress with a beautiful pattern. It’s classy, cute AND comfortable! Triple threat, right? I love to find clothes that I look and feel amazing in. It’s one thing to look good, but to be able to relax and enjoy yourself? Mind blowing, really. I was able to look presentable and run around to make sure that bride and groom had the best day ever! This dress would be great for any occasion really; date night, church, wedding, BBQ, you name it! 

This dress has a couple of different patterns in it, but the way that they compliment each other, is un real. This dress can be paired a couple of ways. It can be styled like it is here; fancy up do, bling and heels. It can also be styled with some cute sandals and your hair down with a headband. Depends on the event and how I am feeling that day. 

Today I am feeling fancy! 

Here is a little behind the scenes picture of my photographer! She is pretty awesome, make sure and check her blog out. Kailynne’s Kaptures is her photography blog, she is pretty new to the blogging world.  If you check out her site, make sure and let her know that I sent you. This photo was captured by Kylie! She is also new to blogging, feel free to give them both some pointers. I’m sure that they would love some feedback.