Monday, March 31, 2014

INSTABLOG 01


This week on Instagram...

Cooling off with the classic Mint N Chip Thrifty's Ice Cream | Beach Day with the bff | Kayaking the Naples Canals | Selfie Sunday | Sunset through the Sunnies | My life | Bottega Louie Macaroon Heaven | The Federal Bar Speakeasy Chandelier Love | Work Meeting about the Queen Mary 


I've never done a post on my blog about my latest Instagram photos...but I figured it would be a good idea.  I am constantly taking photos on my iPhone everywhere I go...even in the middle of the Naples Canals on a Kayak! My friends know that they have to wait before eating anything because I will probably want to take a picture of it :)  Here are my latest Instagram photos from the past two weeks.  I hope you like them!

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xoxo 
<3 Kelly


Saturday, March 29, 2014

FAVORITE STATEMENT NECKLACES | SPRING 2014



Statement necklaces.
Everybody's wearing them.
They are like so fetch.

<insert Mean Girls gif here haha>

I can't help but pick up statement necklaces in the stores.  They seem to be everywhere and on everyone...and for good reason! They always bring an unexpected pop of glam.  It's a simple way to brighten up an outfit or dress it up for a night out.

One of my favorite pieces is this turquoise + gold statement necklace from Nordstrom.  It was about $24 and worth every penny.  Turquoise brings such a beautiful color for jewelry in my opinion. I seem to always accessorize with turquoise mainly because I tend to wear a lot of black.  It is a great complimentary color.

This one in particular has gold-rimmed teardrop-shaped turquoise details.  The turquoise has a cracked pattern, adding some extra detail.  It is not only beautiful to look at, but perfect to wear.  I thought that $24 was a bit much to spend on one piece, but this necklace is such good quality that it is worth it!



My other favorite statement necklace is this black and gold one from Forever 21.  I actually purchased this one about a year ago.  It has about a dozen different black teardrop shapes inter-connected.  Each black piece has a geometric pattern that is raised.  This necklace is especially great to dress up a little black dress, along with multiple black and gold midi rings.  I continually grab for this beautiful piece to add some shine to my outfits.  

If you're experimenting with a statement necklace for the first time, I'd definitely recommend this one, or a similar black/gold one. Black and gold will always be classy and stylish.

Forever 21 is always a good place to look for statement necklaces.  This black one in particular was also available in a bright coral and a teal.  They are inexpensive, and can be used oh so many ways.

xoxo
<3 Kelly

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Monday, March 17, 2014

FOREVER 21 HAUL | SUNNIES


Flash lenses anyone?! I have been loving flash/mirror lenses sunglasses for months now! I'm sure you've seen my sunglasses from the beach a few months ago.  I think the reflective lenses, with the shades of turquoise, blue, and green just scream sunshine.  Living in California, I can't help but think about summer all year long.  Yesterday it was literally 91 degrees! IT IS STILL WINTER, PEOPLE! That's what we get for being in Southern California.  

Several months ago, I noticed that Forever 21 was finally getting the sunglasses with mirror lenses in stock, so I had to buy three pairs...naturally.  Here are a few of the pairs that I picked out!




Those darn aisles before the cashier get me every time!! I had to pick up this cute little compact mirror.  It is the perfect size....and it's hot pink!

A girl can only resist so many things.



Do any of you like the flash lenses trend?


xoxo Kelly

F0668 Standout Clear Round Sunglasses in Green/Multi | Forever 21
F4374 Iconic Aviator Sunglasses | Forever 21
F0668 Standout Clear Round Sunglasses in Orange/Multi | Forever 21

Saturday, March 1, 2014

ISSE LONG BEACH 2014 HAUL





I was fortunate enough to attend the Professional Beauty Association's International Salon & Spa Expo only one week after going to IMATS LA!  This ISSE show is only open to those that have a cosmetology license, esthetician license, own/operate a salon, etc....so it's an exclusive show, but there are about 30,000 attendees with hundreds and hundreds of booths.

It is by far the best beauty/hair show that I have attended.  Honestly, IMATS is no comparison to this huge show.

Not only do they have dozens upon dozens of booths with hair products, hot tools, nail polish, facial products, and makeup items....it is bombarded by so many presentations and demonstrations.  Literally, you will walk down an isle of about 40 different brands' booths, and you will see 10 different people getting their hair cut and styled by professionals.  It is an unbelievable experience...not just a place to shop.

Even if you just walk around the different expo halls, you will be handed beautiful large bags from different brands.  These reusable bags were not only cute...they usually had tons of samples inside!! (I didn't figure that out until I got home)  I kind of wish I grabbed each bag that was offered.  Next time!



The products that are there are extremely inexpensive.  Most (if not all) brands give huge discounts for the expo attendees...so I definitely took advantage of attending!  I mean...Essie nail polish was 6 for $20.  And if you're familiar with the store called Cosmoprof (only licensed cosmetologists may purchase from that store)...they have a HUGE section of the Expo with products for SO CHEAP.  I mean OPI nail polish was $2.50!  I would highly encourage any beauty lover to attend ISSE if they get a chance!

Here are some of the photos I was able to capture at the expo....
























Have you ever been to ISSE before? 

Let me know if you'd like me to review any of the products in my ISSE Haul!

<3 Kelly


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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

BEACH DAY IN JANUARY


























Living in Southern California has its perks.....like going to the beach in January.  It was literally 90 degrees outside in the beginning of January, so my family and I decided to do a beach day! 

We had so much fun running around in the sand, jumping for photos, and watching my niece play in the water.  She was even wearing the new purple tutu bathing suit I bought for her! I saw it at Target and couldn't pass it by!


Here are a few pictures my sister and I were able to capture from our lovely beach day!












































Isn't my niece the cutest thing?! 

...and I have to give a big thanks to my sister for getting some amazing pictures as well!

Have a wonderful day, everyone!!

<3 Kelly


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What I'm wearing:
Floral Kimono from Charlotte Russe
Black Tank Top from Forever 21
Ripped Jeans from Marshalls
Flash Lenses Sunglasses from Nordstrom
Green Round Sunglasses from Nordstrom

Saturday, January 25, 2014

IMATS LA 2014

Last Saturday, I drove to the Pasadena Convention Center to IMATS Los Angeles.  I have never been to IMATS before, and because I watch so many Youtube gurus and have a slight addiction to buying makeup, I figured I should go!

I must say...the lines were super long and the convention was a lot smaller than I expected.  However, it was amazing to be surrounded by makeup lovers and Youtube celebrities!  I only made a few purchases and then left -- because the lines were THAT long.  The ticket for 1-day cost $50 which was a bit much for not getting a goody bag, and not having a lot of booths to choose from.  The perk of going to IMATS was being able to see Youtubers shopping around, and getting the discounted IMATS prices.

I was able to make some purchases from Sigma Beauty, NYX Cosmetics, and Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics.  (I waited in line for my Sigma purchases for an hour!)

I was able to see Meghan Rosette, ThatsHeart, Lauren Elizabeth, BeyondBeautyStar, Nicole Guerrero, Jaclyn Hill, Eleventh Gorgeous, LollyDolly128,  Tealaxx2, Missglamourazzi, MakeupByTiffanyD, and many more! There were a few makeup demonstrations going on...including a lady who became a tree! They were quite extreme...but so fun to look at!

Here are a few pics I was able to capture during my experience at IMATS LA.

...Enjoy!








   




 


























......and here were my purchases































I bought....

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Pretty Boy
NYX Cosmetics Butter Lipstick in Hunk (already a favorite)
NYX Cosmetics HD Photogenic Concealer
NYX Cosmetics Chunky Dunk Hydrating Lippie in Watermelon Cooler & Berry Mojito (not sold online yet)
NYX Cosmetics Nude Matte Shadow in Haywire
Sigma Beauty F05 Small Contour Brush
Sigma Beauty F25 Tapered Face Brush
Sigma Beauty F82 Round Kabuki Brush


Happy Saturday!

<3 Kelly

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