Monday, October 7, 2013

Toning Brassy Hair

Hey everyone!,

I wanted to make this post all about toning brassy hair. A few weeks ago I bleached my hair blonde and was left with some yellow-orangey tones. So I decided to tone it. I followed some advice from Silvia of Ellebangs on youtube (she is a professional hairdresser). She is awesome you should check her out especially if you plan on going blonde!

I mixed two different Wella toners:

T18 (lightest ash blonde

And T11 (lightest beige blonde)

I used equal parts of each of these and mixed it with two parts 20 volume developer. I bought a basic developer from Sally's. Following the instructions on the Wella toner I towel dried my hair before applying.  I left it on my hair for around 30 minutes. But I checked my hair every ten minutes to see how the color was developing. With toners don't be scared if it looks purple or dark its just the tint that is being added to your hair it won't turn out that way :) 
Here are my results:
I love how its cooler and less brassy. In order to maintain this color I will probably have to tone it every 3 weeks or so depending on how quickly those dreaded brassy tones return. 

Here is a video showing what I used and the results:

I hope you enjoyed! Are any of you planning on going blonde?? What are your favorite toners?

Kelley Xx

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Autumn is Awesome Tag

Hey guys!,

I told you I would be back! So...the other night on Youtube I watched Rachel's (87daysbefore) tag video titled Autumn is Awesome. Here is her channel link in case you don't know her but I'm sure you do because she is awesome and a winged liner god. Rachel's Channel Anyway she created this tag herself and I thought it was super fun! I posted a video of my answers here:
Here are the questions:
1. favorite/least favorite thing about fall?
2. favorite clothing item for fall?
3. favorite makeup trend for fall?
4. favorite fall food/drink?
5. fall tv show premiere you're looking forward to most?
6. favorite fall tradition?

I tag all of you!! Please leave your answers as a comment on this post or a link to your blog! I'd love to see your answers :)

Kelley Xx

Thursday, September 5, 2013


Hey Everyone,

I know it has been such a long time since I've been on here. But I wanted to share with you guys that I have finally made a Youtube account. I've been wanting to start one for the longest time and now I finally did it!! It would mean the world to me if you check it out and if you like what you see please subscribe!! Its been a lot of fun filming and creating videos. I hope you enjoy them!

I'm thinking I will give this blog a much overdue update and post my videos directly on here!

KelleyBeauty23 <- youtube channel link :)


TinK xX

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Holiday Outfit

Hey guys!,
Hope you are all enjoying the Holidays! Just wanted to make a quick post showing you my Christmas outfit!
Shirt: American Eagle.. sheer plaid tuxedo top with a plain black tank from H&M underneath.
Black Chunky Belt 
Skirt: JC Penny paired with opaque black tights.
I know you can’t see them in the pic but I wore black booties from Target.
 Enjoy the rest of the holidays everyone!!!
k Xx

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Top Holiday Nail Polishes

Hey Guys!,

I thought I would share with you a few of my favorite nail polishes for the Holidays. Lets get started.
Sonia Kashuk Emerald City. Perfect dark green color.

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in brick wall. A great deep red color.
ELF  Red Velvet. A darker red shade with tons of shimmer in it. 
Maybelline color show in porcelain party. A beautiful stark white. Applies really easily.
Wet n' Wild Spoiled in I have no reception.  This beautiful silver glitter polish is perfect for making an accent nail pop. Or adding sparkle to your nail look.
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Golden-I. Gorgeous shimmery gold shade.
Nicole by OPI Kardashian Kollection Rainbow in the S-Kylie. Multicolored glitter polish with different sized glitter. It reminds of confetti, I think it will be perfect for New Years.

What are you favorite polishes for the Holidays???

K xX

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Hair Evolution

Hey Guys!,

To make up for my lack of posts lately I thought I would share my hair evolution. Since its almost the new year I thought it would be fitting to share all of my hair color changes and there are a lot lol.Let's start out with a fun one from when I was kid! Thats me on the left, nice hair right!! haha

Let's start out with the bob I had a few years back. I had it cut when Victoria Beckham's hair was all the rage. I loved it so much! Although it is definitely annoying trying to grow it out.
Later on I made my hair super blonde and used to put brown extensions in lol.
Flash forward a couple of years I made my hair an auburn red color  during  2011. 
Here I am again with my red hair. It was fun while it lasted but I don't think I'll be a redhead again.
I let the red fade and made it brown.
In the beginning of 2012 I added some honey blonde highlights to my hair .
Here I am again with highlights.
In the spring I added a ton more highlights.
Eventually in the summer I made my whole head super blonde. 
For the fall I added some dark brown to my hair and kept some blonde highlights.
I later added a little more brown to create the ombre effect.
Last week I made my hair blonde again. I just can't stay away lol.

I am so indecisive when it comes to my hair I go back and forth between blonde and brown and everything in between. I am going to leave my hair alone for a while because I don't want to do anymore damage. I use a lot of hair treatments and deep conditioners to keep it somewhat healthy. My boyfriend jokes that I change my hair color with the seasons lol.

Do any of you change your hair a lot?? What are your favorite colors to try??

Love, K xx

Current Favorites

Hey guys!!,

I can't believe its been almost a month since I have blogged. I don't know where the time has gone, but I promise to get back on track. I figured it was too late to do a November Favorites so I decided I would share with you some of my current favorites!

First up I want to talk about a couple of hair products I've been using a lot lately. I've been really loving the Suave dry shampoo. It really helps with second day hair and also helps to create great volume

Next up is the Bumble and Bumble styling lotion. I spray this in my hair before I use any heat on my hair and it creates noticeable shine.

Since it is winter and I'm super pale I like to use a little self tanner to maintain a healthy glow. Lately I've been using the Victoria Secret Beach Sexy tinted self-tan body spray. It gives a great color without being super dark but is easily buildable. I am always looking for the best self tanners so if you have a favorite please comment and let me know :)

Next up are a couple of brushes I have been absolutely in love with. Real techniques brushes by Samantha Chapman are so amazing!! The two I have been in love with are the expert face brush which makes applying foundation seamless and the blush brush which creates a perfect glow on your cheeks.

For face products I have three favorites. First up is mac mineralized skinfinish. My color is light plus. I love applying this to my face especially the t zone after my foundation. It really helps pro long my makeup all day.

For blush I have been wearing Wet n' Wild's Pearlescent pink a beautiful pink shade with gold shimmer.

For highlight I have been using and Elf eyeshadow brightening eye pot. It came in one of the get the look sets it doesn't have a specific name just #00301. But its a beautiful shimmery shade.

For mascara I have gone back to an old favorite. Covergirl Lash Blast. This will probably always be a favorite. Its great for lengthening and separating lashes.

I have two current favorite lipsticks. The first one is Revlon's super lustrous 477 Black cherry. This dep berry red is perfect for winter. Its such a beautiful color.

My other favorite lipstick is Mac's amplified saint germain. A gorgeous hot pink color. It's pretty bright for winter but I love it so much.

My last favorite is a nail polish. CVS is having there annual beauty discounts. Select makeup and nail polish has been marked down to 50% or 75%. So I grabbed a couple of things one of them being the Nicole by OPI Kardashian Kollection glitter polish in Rainbow in the S-Kylie. Its so beautiful with chunks of different sized multicolored glitter. Perfect for the holidays and it was half off!!

SO thats all my current favorites!! What are yours?? 

K xX