8 Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him

HAPPY TUESDAY! I KNOW THAT THIS POST IS SUPER LAST MINUTE, BUT HEY, THAT’S WHY I AM WRITING THE POST IN THE FIRST PLACE! THIS POST IS FOR ALL OF YOU AMAZON PRIME LOVERS, LIKE ME. THESE ARE SOME GREAT, LAST MINUTE IDEAS FOR THE MAN IN YOUR LIFE.

  1. Yeti Rambler Mug- I have one, and I love it! It’s perfect for hot or cold drinks and great for on the go.
  2. Funny Shirt- Something that will keep your man laughing!
  3. Carhartt Beanie- If the man in your life works outside or likes to be warm, this gift is a good one.
  4. Beard Kit- This is also another exceptional gift; there’s nothing like a nice groomed beard.
  5. Some House Shoes- Uggs are always a great go-to!
  6. Flannel- We want our men to look put together. 
  7. Wallet- let’s be honest, when is the last time that he bought himself a new wallet?
  8. Beard Straightener- I mean, how cool is it to have a straightener for the beard?

I hope that you enjoyed this quick post! Everything can be punched through Amazon, just shop below! If I don’t have another blog post up by then, I hope that you have the best Valentine’sDay!

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Top 5 Favorite Maternity Favorites

I am currently in my 6th month of pregnancy, what a long journey this has been. On this journey, I have been through a lot, but I have sound some favorites that have kept me happy during this time. I feel the need to share these products with you just in case you are in the same boat that I am. These favorites are some game-changers; I hope that you enjoy this post. 

  1. Coconut Oil – My skin has been incredibly dry this pregnancy; my son has been sucking all of the moisture from my skin and leaving me with nothing. Coconut oil has saved my skin! It has so many benefits, not only is it a great makeup remover, but it is also an excellent moisturizer.
  2. What To Expect When You’re Expecting– This book has helped me understand the changes that my body has been going through and the growth of my baby.
  3. Adjustable Maternity Pant Extenders– These bad boys have saved me a ton of money. No need to splurge on maternity pants, when these exist.
  4. Anything Sour- Sour skittles, sour belts, just anything sour.
  5. Leggings- They always fit!

All of these products I have been using religiously! I hope that I helped you discover a maternity favorite. If you have any products that you recommend, I would love to try them out! Please leave them in the comments.

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Top 10 Favorite Red Lipsticks

The holidays are upon us!

I know that I can’t be the only one that loves a beautiful, classic, red lip this time of year. It’s so festive and speaks holiday time! The best part about wearing red lipstick is that it can be dressed up, (rocking a bold smokey eye, lashes to the heavens, and glitter upon glitter!). It can also be another casual Monday at the office kind of look (no eye shadow, natural and wispy lashes, and hair in a sleek bun).

Today I have gathered 10 of my top favorite red lipsticks to share with you. Most of these are super affordable and are at your local drug store. I hope that you enjoy this short yet informative post! I will be linking all of the lipsticks that I share with you down below.

All of these lipsticks apply smoothly and beautifully!

I hope that you enjoyed this post; it was fun to share these products with you. If you have other red lip recommendations, please leave them in the comments! I am always looking to try out something new.

Happy holidays!

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2020 Blog and Instagram Goals

I highly doubt that I am the only one that has ever been in a rut when it comes to blogging and Instagram. I love both platforms, but sometimes I just get burnt out. This post is all about changing up my style and direction with them both. It’s okay to grow and evolve, and that’s exactly what these goals are all about. Enjoy my 2020 goals for my Instagram and blog vision!

WORDS OF THE YEAR

  • LOVE
  • POSITIVE

INSTAGRAM

  • I only post photos that I love
  • I post once a day
  • 3 sponsorship/ collaborations a month
  • 10k followers
  • Constant photo shoots
  • New theme and direction
  • New audience
  • Buy a bad ass camera for better quality photos and content
  • Only follow those that inspire me

BLOG

  • I post relative blog posts
  • I post once a week
  • I collaborate with more creators
  • Website makeover

BOTH

  • CONSTANT PHOTO SHOOTS
  • NEW BIO NEW PROFILE PICS
  • NEW THEME AND DIRECTION
  • MORE FOCUSED AND ORGANIZED
  • COMMENT MORE AND SPREAD MORE LOVE

5 Favorite Walmart Purchases

I have not been this excited to write a blog post in a very long time. Today I was posting a few of my favorite products on my Instagram stories, but then realized that they were all from Walmart. SO I had the best idea to create a blog post for you and leave all of the links so you can get your hands on them as well.

So as you keep reading, you are going to discover my favorite Walmart purchases! I hope that you enjoy this post. I plan on writing a part two and maybe even turn this into a series.

  1. Pioneer Woman Slow Cooker $29.84 Marked Down from $39.99
This bad boy saves me from slaving over the stove in this Bakersfield heat! I love it and use it any chance that I get. There are plenty of crock pot recipes on Pinterest to try out. Follow my crock pot board for inspiration.

2. McCormick Garlic and Herb Black Pepper and Sea Salt $3.74

I use this guy in everything that I cook. It’s soooooo good. Take my word.

3. Stovetop Kettle $19.48 Marked Down from $24.00

She’s Bad. I’m a little old school when it comes to my coffee. I love using a stovetop kettle.

4. Pioneer Woman Knife Set $49.97 Marked Down from $59.97

This isn’t my photo, but I do own this knife set and now can’t live without it. Thank you Pioneer Woman, you are life goals.

5. Better Homes and Gardens Candles $6.97

These candles are amazing! They are super affordable, smell great, and fill up the house. I love the Bath and Bodywork candles, but they can get pretty pricy. At Walmart, I can get four for the price of one. Who doesn’t love a good save?

I hope that this post has inspired you to shop your local Walmart very soon, I love Target, but sometimes you can’t beat Walmart prices. If you have any of these products, let me know what you think of them. Also, I would love more Walmart recommendations.

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All About Face Masks

Today I am sharing some of my favorite masks with you. This summer, I have been all about, and these products have helped me along the way.

Here they are! These babies are all unique in their own way.

  • Olay Glow Boost Mask – This baby is perfect for giving my skin that glow when it’s looking dull – $10.79
  • Olay Pore Detox Mask – This mask is a deep detox mask, perfect for those pesky, under the skin blemishes that need to come out – $10.79
  • Proactiv Skin Purifying Mask – This is an ideal mask to keep your clear skin, even more, clear – $38
  • Deep Down Detox Mask – This is just an excellent purifying mask, nothing more to say, except the fact that it is currently on sale for $5.95
  • Dead Sea Mineral Anto-Stress Mask – I like to use this mask after a long day, it clears the skin while hydrates it at the same time – $4.29

I hope that you enjoyed this little face masks post that I put together for you. If you have tried any of these, please let me know in the comments. I would also love some new mask recommendations. Until next time!

My Favorite Vitamins

Now that I am getting older, this is the perfect time to make sure that I am taking my vitamins. I am mezmorized by these Thrive Thyroid and Metabolism vitamins.

These Eu Natural Products are perfect for me. I have been going to the gym a lot more and theis will help to regulate my metabolism and promote hormonal balance.

They are vegetarian and gluten-free.

I picked up my Thrive vitamins from Amazon

Make sure to check out the other vitamins that are sold from Eu Natural.

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.

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

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