Current Skin Care Routine

I have been killing it in the skin care game lately, so I was inspired to share all of my current skin care products with you.

  • I am in love with the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water to remove all of the makeup and dirt from my face.
  • The Proactiv system helps to cleanse, tone, and repair my skin. Their mask is incredible.
  • The Drunk Elephant cleanser annd moisturizer is great when I want to switch it up from the proactive.
  • Neuotrogena Hydro line is life. I can’t get enough and want to buy more of their hydro products.
  • The elf under eye cream is great for anti winkles.

Do you use any of these products?

My Stagecoach 2019 Must Haves

Ah, Stagecoach is right around the corner! I’ve been waiting for this weekend for a long time! I purchased my ticket back in September. Today I thought that it would be perfect to share some of my must haves for an event like this. I am hoping that this post will help you if you also have a festival to go to!

  • My first must have is my Plus Zone Chafe Stick. During music festivals, I am always rocking some cute, and heat friendly fashion pieces. Some being shorts, skirts, dresses, you get the picture. Chaffing is a no-go for me, so I need to protect myself from the pain. For more information about the product, I have a video on my IGTV and an Instagram post that you can go check out!
  • Killer fashion is an obvious must-have for ANY music festival. Need I say more?
  • Sunglasses, SPF, and chapstick are critical, the heat is unreal!
  • Phone charging bank, the picture taking is non-stop
  • Water bottle
  • Comfy shoes
  • Hair ties
  • Wet ones (it’s dirty)
  • Advil, unfortunately, headaches are a thing
  • My last must-have is to have a good time. Enjoy the weekend and make memories.

Keep a look out on my Instagram for all of the fun photos! If you are going to be at Stagecoach, I would love to meet up with you.

5 Goals for Instagram

I have been on Instagram for over four years now. In that time, my style and interest have shifted dramatically. Today I am sitting down to let you in on my new goals for Instagram. These are goals that I believe will help to grow and inspire those that follow along with my life.

  1. I like to constantly set new goals for myself to see what I can achieve. As of right now, my follower count is at 3,417. My number one goal is to get my follower count to 5K. Yes, I do understand that my follower number isn’t what matters the most, but it feels good to know that my Instagram is growing.
  2. My second goal is to try something new. Sometimes I get overwhelmed by the lack of time that I already have, so I don’t always get to try different things. I am going to make it a priority to go visit new places and have photoshoots at times that I typically wouldn’t.
  3. Another Instagram goal of mine is to post on my story at least once a day. I know that people are looking at stories more now than they are posts on the grid.
  4. Becoming more steady with posting. Sometimes, as I said before, time slips away from me. Then before I know it, it has been 4 days since the last time that I shared anything with you. I’m going to push myself to become more consistent with everything on Instagram. Taking photos, posting, and interacting with more people and brands.
  5. My final goal for Instagram that I’m going to share with you; is to become more inspired and roll with it. Sometimes I forget to just take a minute for myself and live in the moment. The only way that my Instagram can thrive, is if I also thrive.

To wrap up this post, I just want to thank you for reading along and taking a look into my Instagram goals. I encourage you to sit down and write 5 of your own goals for whatever you would like to achieve. I am going to turn this into a series and call it my 5 Series. I know, typical, but whatever works.

If you are not already, make sure that you are following along on my Instagram. Send me a message and let me know that you came from the blog. I love meeting and chatting with new people.

Favorite Native Products

When I find amazing products, I have to share them with you. I have discovered a new brand and I’m living for it!

  • Body Wash
  • Deoderant
  • Mini Deodorant
  • 2 Bar Soaps

These products are sulfate and paraben free! I love products that are made with safe ingredients. Did I mention that they are also cruelty-free?

I’ve received the starter pack from Native, which retails at $30. That isn’t bad for all of these products, plus they have more to choose from. They have different products from toothpaste to body wash.

Make sure that you head over to Native!

When you make your purchase, make sure that you use the code 20_bakersfieldbeautyblogger for 20% off of your entire order.

Makeup Products: Charlotte by Charlotte Russe Review

 

Hello there! If you didn’t already know, I am here to let you in on a little secret. Charlotte Russe has launched their very own makeup collection! Yes…That’s right, a new makeup collection! I was lucky enough to get sent some of the products in the collection. If you would like to know more about it, keep on scrolling. 

Here are the products that I was sent:

  • 2 mascaras
  • 3 lip products
  • an eyeshadow palette
  • 2 eyebrow pencils
  • a primer spray

All of these products turned out pretty good. I feel as if the eyeshadow palette isn’t as pigmented as I would like it to be, but pretty damn good for the price point.

All three of the lip products are amazing. I especially love the lip balm, I take it with me everywhere. The eyebrow pencils are creamy and are easy to use. The primer spray sprays evenly and smells incredible!

As for the mascaras, I am obsessed with the lengthening mascara! I need an entire box of them! The volume mascara I like, but not as much as the lengthening. I prefer the volume mascara on my more natural makeup days.

All of these products are worth the purchase, I mean how stinking cute is the packaging? That alone is worth buying in my opinion.

There you have it! I like to keep these product reviews short and sweet. Let me know if you have tried any of these products from the collection. I would love to know which ones are your favorite. 

5 Tips for Bloggers Taking Photos in Public

As a blogger in a city that isn’t Los Angeles, I get a lot of weird looks from people when I am taking blog photos in public. When I first started blogging, those look from people would bother me so bad, I wanted to stop taking photos and go home. Now I could care less about what people think of me, especially when I am posing to get that perfect shot. In this post, I am going to share 5 tips on how to feel more comfortable when it comes to taking photos in public. If you are someone that is a beast when it comes to taking photos in public, then congrats, you’re winning at life. IMG_5577 2IMG_5578IMG_5584IMG_5590IMG_5591 

Tip #1

My first tip is to remember that you most likely won’t ever see the people that are staring at you again. If you ever happen to run into them on another day, there is a good chance that they are not going to remember you.

Tip #2

Take someone with you that you are comfortable around. With them encouraging you, it makes it that much easier to smile, take a great photo, and have an amazing time.

Tip #3

Try to start out somewhere that doesn’t have a ton of people, but still in public. For example, go to a park to take some photos, compared to a coffee shop downtown. Ease your way into it.

Tip #4

Practice makes perfect! The more that you go out in public and take photos, the more comfortable you will feel.

Tip #5

My last tip is just to have fun! Remeber that you are taking these photos for you and your audience. You’re not taking them for the random person walking by. You are obviously passionate about these photos, so anyone else’s opinion shouldn’t matter, so just have fun!

I hope that these tips helped you out a little. I would love to know any tips that you have, leave them in the comment section! 

 

All photos were taken by Kaya Irene Photography

My dress is from Forever 21