Stop Apologizing: Love Yourself



“Oh, I’m sorry.” 

Wait……. Why am I sorry? That person bumped into me. 

“I’m sorry.” 

Why did I just apologize for laughing? That person is laughing too. 


I do this all of the time and if you don’t know what I am talking about, I am talking about the fact that I apologize for being me. I can’t help myself and it’s a very bad habit. I can’t be the only person that does this. I recently made a promise to myself that I am no longer going to apologize for being me. I’m going to start living my best life and stop second guessing myself. I’m going to laugh however I want, I’m going to walk freely, I’m going to smile if I want to. I have a right to be on this earth, just as much as anyone else. Apologizing for everything that I do is something that I do as an insecurity. If I apologize, that means that I am lesser than the person that I am apologizing to. I know that I am not any less than that person. I am a human being that has emotions, I am a human being that walks down a street, and I am a human being that compliments something that I like. If you are like me and apologize for something that you didn’t need to apologize for, I want you to stand with me and stop apologizing. Tell yourself that you’re allowed to laugh, you’re allowed to breathe, and you’re allowed to be yourself. Promise yourself that you are going to stop saying sorry for no reason.


I would like a friend of mine for inspiring this blog post (you know who you are).


Photos were taken by Kaya Irene Photography

My dress is from Torrid


Spring Introductory: Torrid Florals + GIVEAWAY!

Hello there 💕 happy President’s Day! Today I have a surprise for you, I am hosting a giveaway over on my Instagram! I am going to be giving away a $25 gift card to Torrid! Yes, you heard right, Torrid. Make sure that you head over to Instagram to check it out! My user name is Bakersfield Beauty Blogger.

Everything hat I am wearing is from Torrid.

10 Must Follow Instagram Accounts

I am not sure if it’s the double taps, or the fact that the layouts are so intriguing, but everyone seems to be infatuated Instagram (including myself). I am constantly on the popular page just looking for new accounts to stalk.

You really loved when I posted all about my favorite bloggers to follow, so I thought that I would do a spin off post from that. Today I have 10 Must Follow Instagram Accounts for you. If you already follow some of these people, we are that much closer to becoming besties.

Number Ten


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Number Two


Number One


Plus Size Comfy Casual

You guys seem to love when I rock Charlotte Russe Plus, so here you go! From head to toe featuring Charlotte Russe.

Fashion Friday: Blogger Babe Series

Fashion Friday has made its way back around! Hello doll, today I have another blogger babe for you to get to know! I really hope that you enjoy these posts. I enjoy interviewing these lovely ladies and getting to know them a little better than what the internet lets me. Let’s get started! Today we are meeting Jasmin Schelling, she is a blogger babe with some serious style!



What/who has inspired you to start your blog?

I followed a lot of bloggers on Instagram and just loved what they did and was super inspired. Also, a lot of my colleagues and friends were just non-stop asking me, when I would start blogging. So, one day I was trying to sell a skirt on Facebook and all those really mean people started to insult me – how I dare to wear this skirt, how fat I look and how a beautiful girl like me could just mess up her whole look with this skirt… That just ruined my whole day, I was so hurt and sad. But instead of just hide, I started to write about my experiences with Trolls I made my whole life. And this is when I started blogging.
All those haters and meanies inspired me to start blogging. I didn’t want them to hold me back, I’m f***ing beautiful and I’m f***ing sexy and I want to inspire all the other girls and boys, women and men that it doesn’t matter how they look and what other people say: Just be your beautiful SELF!

How long have you been building your brand?

I started blogging in August 2015 and I’m slowly, but constantly growing.

What is the next step for you?

The next step would be to grow and grow and grow and to keep having fun! It is still a hobby of mine, but maybe one day I can earn money with it.

Who is your biggest role model?

My Mama, always and forever. Strongest woman I know.

Do you have a routine when it comes to posting?

I do not have a routine. I post on Instagram and my blog whenever I want and feel like it. It still has to be fun and I do not want to fall into a routine yet.

Would you say that blogging has changed your confidence?

Most definitely yes. I feel so much more confident about me as a person and about my body.
This is an advice I would give anyone, who is struggling with their self Stand in front of a mirror and look at yourself, what do you like most about yourself? Do it daily and I bet you will find something new every time. Also, let someone take photos when you feel most confident about yourself, with beautiful makeup, hair and clothes, print them and hang them in your apartment. It works miracles!

Do you travel? If so, where are going next?
I would like to travel a lot more than I do now. I travel a lot for work but only in Germany, which is interesting but not my kind of travel I like. My next trip is hopefully around Christmas/New Years Eve. But I do not know where yet. And I would like to do a round trip by car through Scotland around Eastern.

Which topic is your favorite to blog about?

My favorite thing to blog about is everything that goes through my mind: I wrote some essays about body positivity and women’s rights. I learned most about myself and others when I wrote those texts.

What is your drink order from your favorite place?

I’m a Gin&Tonic girl through and through, so that will always be my go-to-drink. Preferable Bombay Saphire or Hendricks Gin with Fevertree Tonic Water and Cucumbers!

What is your favorite color?

My favorite color will always be red. Right now I totally go nuts for yellow.

Who is your biggest supporter?

My family is my biggest supporter in everything I do: Blogging, work, studying, going abroad…

Who is your favorite blogger?

My favorite bloggers are the power women from Blogger Bazaar ( and the f***ing awesome Luciana from Luziehtan (

How would you describe your style?

Bold and beautiful, individual, fun!

If you could collaborate with any brand in the entire brand in the world, who would it be?

Ouch, that is a hard question! I really, really like H&M, but so often they really suck when it comes to plus size! Same goes for ZARA. I think I would go with Zalando tough. It’s an online shop with lots of brands and I love them.



As always, if you would like to be apart of the blogger babe series, please email me.

Stay Confident.


Product Review: L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise

Happy Makeup Monday! One quick question, if you could only choose one makeup product to wear for the rest of your life, what would it be? If it’s mascara, you might want to go pick this one up! I love mascara, and this one just knocked more than half of them out of the park. Today I am reviewing the L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise mascara. The color that I picked up is blackest black.


The tube is pretty heavy duty, a chic light pink look. Just simply gorgeous! The wand is pretty big and reminds me of the Better Than Sex mascara from Too Faced.


The mascara isn’t a wet consistency, it’s not dry, I feel as if it is perfect.


Moment of truth:

I rate this mascara a 5/5! It’s pretty amazing, as you can see for yourself. It gives me so much volume, length, and color payoff.

Have your tried this mascara? If so, do you like it?

Stay beautiful.

Sister love and fashion. 

December is here, can you believe it?? This month is the perfect time to spend time with family. I love quality time, with work and life getting into the way, quality time doesn’t happen as often as it should. Hello everyone! Today my sister, my husband and I have teamed up to bring you this fun little shoot. A little fall fashion inspiration for you. Even though it is December, it’s still toasty in California. We got all dolled up and went out and just went with it. We had so much fun taking these pictures! We hope that you enjoy them.

I would like to point out the fact that my husband took these photos. If you want to ask someone to take your photos for you, but not sure what they will say, just ask. They may surprise you, I never thought that he would even consider it. Not only did he take my pictures, but he slayyyedddd these photos. DONE!

Our hats are from Charlotte Russe. I love this photo, Sierra is so silly. Enjoy your sister if you have one. They may annoy the hell out of you, but they are your backbone. She makes me laugh and can make me cry at the same time. I can honestly say that she is my best friend. I couldn’t imagine a life without her. 

It wouldn’t be a photoshoot, if Brian’s Mustang wasn’t in it. If you have a man in your life that is obsessed with cars, then you will understand. #5.0

My top is from Torrid, this is seriously one of my favorite shirts. It’s so comfortable and easy to move in. I love my light washed denim shirt!Sierra’s top is a cute flow blouse from Forever 21. If you have ever shopped at Forever 21, then you know that it is very affordable. If you haven’t made your way there yet, then you should. There is a wide selection of styles and price ranges. I couldn’t find the shirt on the site, but you should still go take a look!  

Remember to enjoy life, smile and relax. Don’t stress over something that isn’t worth it. I learned that the hard way. Besides, it’s way more fun to be worry free.

I would like to thank my baby sister for being featured in my post, and my husband for taking my photos. I love you both from the bottom of my heart. 

Summer Haul. 

I don’t know about you, but I am constantly complaining about not having any cute shirts. If you are like me and live in California, it has been hot since February. Yesterday I decided to pick up a couple of summer tops and found a few other things along the way. I hope that you enjoy! 

As I am walking through the mall, I think to my self “you need to buy clothes with patterens!” If you know me than you would know that I wear a lot of black. Black is slimming, easy to find and goes with everything, most of you can agree with me. I just recently went to a wedding and wore a gorgeous romper with fun colors and patterens on them. We are all at dinner and my Aunt Cindy tells me, “You should wear patterns more often, they look good on you.” When my aunt gives you a compliment, you take it. She is a very opinionated person and is not scared to tell you that you look horrible. So, when I walk into Old Navy, guess what I found?  This dress is bright and has cool patterns on them, just what I was looking for! 20$ not so bad, I figured that I could wear it for special occasions. I love clothes that don’t require me to wear pants. 

The next top that I picked up, of corse, is a black tank top. I know that I said that I wanted something different, but come on, it was half off and super cute! Can you blame me? Also from Old Navy, they are killing it on the sales right now. 

As I am making my way to the register and telling myself that those two items are plenty, I just happen to stumble upon another sales rack. I found this pretty bluish, greenish tank. Guess how much, come on you can do it. Four freaking dollars, shut up, I had to get it! Very happy with my purchases and moving on to the next store. 

For me it is hard to find clothes that are affordable. I like to online shop but hate waiting for them to get here (I am very impatient). If you are looking for a good plus size online store, you should check out Society Plus, they always have sales and deals. A lot of plus size clothes stores make clothes that are not so cut and all I can this is, “I am fat, not old.” I may be big but I also like to look cute and they have a lot of trendy items. I am not a little person and my town does not have very many plus size shops. That being said, we have a Forever 21 in our mall that carries sizes above the “average” sizes. With it being summer time and all, the swim suits are on the shelves. I am proud to be my size and everything, but I am not comfortable strutting around in a bikini. For those of you who do, I give you a high five! I envy you, but that just isn’t who I am. I start thinking to myself, “I did buy a few tank tops and my family HATES when you can see bra straps. If I buy a fun colored swim top, I can wear it in replace of a bra and they can’t get mad, right?” Done deal, it was $10 and pretty much is another bra and I always need as many of those as I can get. It’s bright, it’s fun and it looks good under all of those tanks. 

Last top I picked up is the grey one on the far right. This one I didn’t need, but it was ridiculously cute and it goes well with the swim top. Damn, I am one hell of a negotiator. 

In need of a new face powder brush, I just happened to walk into Icing and remembered that I have a punch card for them. Spend 20$ get 10$ off, I found a new brush, a phone case and pore strips all for 10$. Amazing, I know. 

My feet hurt and this mall is really hot, time to go home. My Hunny is hungry and so am I, being the nice person that I am, I grab us some pizza. When I finally get home, I checked the mail just to discover that my Kylie Cosmetics Metallic Matte Liptsticks have came in the mail! Yesterday might have almost been the best day ever. Great deals AND pizza?! I plan on creating a fun look with those lippies soon, keep a look out! 

I hope that my mini haul has inspired all of you to get some shopping done. I hope to read your hauls soon. Let me know in the comments which item is your favorite. Don’t forget to follow me on social media, I like making new friends. 

Let’s be friends! 


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