Winter Night Routine

The mall is playing Christmas music, it’s cold outside, and there are Christmas lights all around! I love the holidays! This is a time for family, friends, and loved ones. To celebrate these cold, wonderful times, I am sharing my winter night routine with you. You might want to stay tuned until the end, there will be a GIVEAWAY!

 

I don’t know about you, but as soon as I walk through the door, I like to throw my hair in a bun and change into some comfy clothes. After that, my night can begin! Now that the chill nights are upon us, I love to make myself a nice cup of hot chocolate, with extra marshmallows! I will also plug the lights in on both Christmas trees. Yes, we have two trees, don’t judge us (haha).

 

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There is nothing like lighting a candle when I get home from a long day. It just makes the house that much cozier! A good Christmas movie is a must for me during the holiday season, on this particular night I watched Elf and enjoyed my yummy hot chocolate.

 

After drinking my hot chocolate, it’s time to clean and whiten my teeth. I have been using Smile Brilliant for about 6 months now and I will not use anything else!  I will first go in with the whitening gel. While that is doing its job, I will work on some blog posts, edit some photos, take a look at my emails, and check to see if I have any Poshmark orders!

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Times up! Now for the desensitizing gel, I hate when my teeth get sensitive, Smile Brilliant makes sure that sensitive teeth aren’t an option. Check out this article all about tooth sensitivity.

If you are still wondering what Smile Brilliant is, let me shed some light on you. They are an amazing at home teeth whitening company and they offer custom fitted, teeth whitening trays! If you need to do a little more research, please be my guest. Here are some testimonials from customers. Enjoy!

Now that my teeth are cleaned and fresh; I will lay in my bed, read a book, or play on my phone until I fall asleep. What does your night time routine look like?img_8705 2-1

Do you remember at the beginning of this post when I said that I have a giveaway for you? Well, here it is: you will have the chance to receive a $139 credit to Smile Brilliant! They have been so kind and are giving you a chance to win! All you have to do is click on the link below and enter! The giveaway will end in two weeks, so make sure that you enter!

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This giveaway is open to the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. If you are just so excited and need to try this product now, you can use the code bakersfieldbeautyblogger15 to receive %15 off storewide. How does that sound? Amazing, I know.

I would like to thank Smile Brilliant for sponsoring this post, you are seriously the best!

 

2017 Fall Trends

Welcome to another Fashion Friday! Don’t you just love when I say the word Friday? Friday, Friday, Friday, Okay enough of that. On to the real reason that you are here. I have been noticing a lot of the fall trends that are going around and I am in love! I honestly don’t know which trend will be my favorite this season!

Fall Florals

I have been seeing fall florals everywhere that I go! Target, Forever 21, even the beauty gurus on YouTube are wearing this amazing trend! I love wearing florals during the spring, so this is going to be an easy one for me!

Cabbie Hats

I have loved cabbie hats even when they were not on trend! Instagram has been really making this trend blow up! They are super adorable and will look good on anyone!

Key Hole Lace Up Sweaters

I am sure that you have seen that the Key Hole tops were very trendy this summer, so it looks as if they are making an appearance this fall and winter!

Red

Red has always been a statement color, but it is especially popular this season! I can’t wait to rock those red fall lips! What about you??

Just curious, which fall trend do you think that you will be rocking this season? I think that I will be rocking all of them, personally. These are all such great trends and I am super excited about them!

 

Stay Confident.

Makeup Monday: Tarte Clay Play Face Shaping Palette

Happy Makeup Monday! Today I am sharing a quick little eyeshadow tutorial for you using the Tarte Clay Face Shaping Palette! I hope that you love it!

  1. Journey in the crease.
  2. Followed by Dunes.  
  3. Smoke on the outer V, blending toward the crease.
  4. Instinct on the lid.
  5. When in doubt, wing it out. 
  6. Desert to contour!

This post is sponsored by Allison Molina, thank you for being amazing!

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!

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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 (http://www.blogger-bazaar.com/) and the f***ing awesome Luciana from Luziehtan (http://luziehtan.de/de/)

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.

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

Stay Confident.

 

5 NEED TO KNOW TRAVEL HACKS

I want to eventually make memories all over the world. Especially in Georgia watching my little brother graduate from Army boot camp. By the time that you are reading this blog post, I am getting my shit together to get on a plane and fly out of state. If you have a trip coming up soon, this post is for you. As you can see from the title, I am sharing five need to know travel hacks to make your trip easier.

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5. Booking a flight

When booking a flight, for some reason all flights are cheaper on Tuesday’s.

4. Shoes 

To keep the rest of your clothes getting dirty from your shoes, put your shoes in a shower cap. This will keep all of the dirt inside of the shower cap and your clothes clean!

3. Jewelry 

We all know that packing jewelry can be a pain in the ass, so to keep your necklaces from tangling up, lay them out on a sheet of Glad press n’ seal. Once all laid out, place another sheet on top, seal them together and your jewelry isn’t going anywhere.

2. Separate your clean and dirty clothes

Pack a trash back in your suitcase so that you keep your clean and dirty clothes separate.

1. Hot tools

Pack an oven mitt so that you can throw your curling iron or straighter in it while it is still hot!

Aren’t you glad that you read this? I helped you, right?

I hope that this post helped you in one way or another.

 

Safe Travels.

Fashion Week: Outfit #3

We have made it to the end of Fashion Week. So sad to see it go, but we are ending it on an adorable outfit from Suzanne Betro.

I am so in love with the boho feel of this top, I received so many compliments when I wore it! If you don’t already know, black is my signature color, it’s a great go to. So classy, comfy, and adorable. The detail on this shirt is everything, the crisscross on the back gives it a more feminine feel to it. Did I mention that this look is also super affordable?

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These jeans are a little different from the others. These are bell bottom style with distressed areas. For sure a great statement piece. Especially now that winter is around the corner, it is the perfect time to pick up some cute jeans.

You can find all of the Suzanne Betro on Zulily.com. Hurry and go get your jeans from their new denim collection, you won’t regret it!

Which look was your favorite out of the three outfits? Let me know in the comments!

I would like to thank Suzanne Betro for sponsoring Fashion week this week. 

Stay confident.

Blogger Babe Series: Lizzie in Lace

This interview has been a long time coming. Today you are going to meet one of the biggest role models in my social media world. She is an amazing blogger, her Instagram is on point, she works her ass off and it is paying off 100%. Please meet Elizabeth Hugen, the lovely lady behind the brand Lizzie in Lace.  Lizzie is the sweetest person that you will ever meet, I can’t wait for you to get to know her a little bit.


 

What/who inspired you to start your blog/ Instagram?

I started my blog because I needed a creative outlet away from my non-creative day jobs and because after many failed attempts and roadblocks, I wanted to give my dream of being a fashion designer one last shot before giving up completely. It also stemmed from not being completely content with where I was in my life at that time. I felt that I wasn’t living up to my full potential and although I was going through the motions of what you are supposed to do, I still wasn’t feeling fulfilled. I decided that the only way that I was ever going to be happy was to go against what everyone else thought I should do and just do what makes me happy and what I am passionate about. My passion for fashion runs deep and has been the driving force in creating a life that I truly love. My Instagram account came afterward and even though I started with absolutely no followers because I thought Instagram was ridiculous, it has grown into my largest and most cherished platform that I absolutely adore. As funny as it sounds, I can honestly say that this social media platform has completely changed my life and given me the chance to live out my fashion dream.

How long have you been building your brand?

Two and a half years

What is the next step for you?

My next step is to make this my full-time job….my only job. I have always worked 2-3 jobs at the same time, including now and would love to have the freedom in having this as my only job. I feel like it would be so incredible to have a career that I enjoy, am passionate about and that I can give my all to!

 

Who is your biggest role model? 

LOVE Lauren Conrad!

Do you have a routine when it comes to posting content?

Yes! I feel like routine and consistency are the most important aspect of having a blog. I post every MondayWednesday, and Friday on the blog and usually twice a day on Instagram.

Would you say that blogging has changed your confidence? 

Actually no, this is something I am still working on. I’m surprisingly insecure and have never been super confident with myself, but building this from nothing shows me that I can do anything that I set my mind to if I’m willing to put in the time and effort. Seeing just how far I’ve come has given me confidence though. It shows me that some risks are worth taking and that it pays off to never give up on your dreams.

Where do you plan on traveling next?

I’ll be in New York for the first time next week to attend Fashion Week! AHHH!

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

I actually have a “blogging bucket list” full of brands that I would love to work with. I have already crossed off a couple of those, but the ones I am shooting, for now, are Kate Spade, Dior, Rebecca Taylor and Zimmermann (among others) because they are my absolute favorite brands in the entire world.

What is your drink order?  (From anywhere and anything) 

Probably a strawberry lemonade or green tea.

Who is your biggest supporter?

My husband, for sure! When I was left without a photographer, he took it upon himself to help me out because he knew how important this was to me. We have both learned photography from scratch and are still learning every day. He decided to start taking it more seriously so we upgraded to our first DSLR and the rest is history. What started out as just snapping a few photos so I could get my work done turned into an undiscovered talent and something that he truly loves doing. I’m so excited to see how much he flourishes in the future!

 

Who is your favorite Instagrammer?

Aside from @juliahengel, I love @amelialiana! Her feed is absolutely beautiful!

Who is your favorite blogger?

Julia from Gal Meets Glam is my absolute favorite ever. I feel like she’s my style spirit animal.

How would you describe your style 

Feminine, romantic, whimsical, colorful, put-together. I incorporate a lot of pinks! 😉

 

You can follow Lizzie on Instagram:

 

 

If you would like to be apart of the Blogger Babe Series, please send me an email.

Blogger Babe Series

It’s that time again! Time to meet another hard working blogging babe like myself. I can’t wait for you to meet Baraka McCann, she is the brains and hard work behind She Simply Chic.

 

•What/who has inspired you to start your blog?

My mom inspired me, she’s always loved fashion, and taught me the ins and outs of the Fashion! My mom was best dressed in high school, and then I became best dressed in high school. I love everything about Fashion.

•How long have you been building your brand?

I have been building my brand for about a year now. I am so blessed of the opportunities, and collaborations. It’s only the beginning!

•What is the next step for you?

The next step is to start planning my woman’s clothing line. I have been brainstorming for about a year now.

•Who is your biggest role model?

I have to honestly say, my mom is my biggest role model like I said in the previous question, she taught me everything I know, the thought of her elegance in clothes is phenomenal.

•Do you have a routine when it comes to posting?

Yes, I do. I post every Tuesday between 2-3 o clock.

•Would you say that blogging has changed your confidence?

Yes, I thought I had some confidence beforehand. But ever since I started blogging, me putting on clothes and showing the world different ideas of clothes, is such a blessing to do. Brings so much confidence and fun.

•Do you travel? If so, where are going next?

No, I been in school none stop since I graduated from high school. I will travel after I graduate with my masters! But I am trying to go to New York in October!

•Which topic is your favorite to blog about?

My topic, or niche I would say. Is Plus size outfits. Or more so say Personal Fashion/tips

•What is your drink order from your favorite place?

Omg my favorite drink is Chai Green Tea, from TeaHouse

•What is your favorite color?

My favorite color blue.

•Who is your biggest supporter?

My mother and boyfriend are my biggest supporters. Don’t matter if the opportunity is big or small!

•Who is your favorite blogger?

My ultimate favorite blogger is Naturallyfashionable

•How would you describe your style?

My style is Simple but elegant look! With a side of chic!

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

That is hard! But the two brands for sure I would love to work with is Eloquii and Saint Laurent!

 

You can follow Baraka on Instagram: @shesimplychic

 

If you would like to be apart of this series, please email me at BakersfieldBeautyBlogger@gmail.com.