What’s in my Make-up Bag? : 2018 Update

I know I normally only post about one product but there is a few I want to share to get up to date again.


Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Shadow Palette. I know I’m late to the game here but this palette actually changed my life. I’m sure you’re thinking yeah yeah another shadow palette. I would trade every shadow palette I have for this one. I will never use another make-up palette if I can help it. They are INSANELY pigmented. I have to use the tiniest bit of product to do my shadow everyday. These colors are perfect for brown eyes, but they would look amazing on any eyes. The colors are cohesive but different enough to make so many different looks.


The perfect pink lipstick. Finding a pink lipstick that has the perfect undertones to not make my teeth look yellow is so hard (a continual struggle). The formula is so creamy but is matte which I love. I have a few retro matte lipsticks that dry my lips out SO BAD, but this formula is a lot more moisturizing. (it’s called REALLY ME if the link doesn’t pull the correct color).


The biggest game changer of all. Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder!! Wow. I apply this under my eyes and in my T Zone in the morning with a damp beauty blender and it lasts ALL DAY. I don’t get oil break through as the day goes on and it gives my skin a flawless smooth look. This is definitely busy body approved because I will go hours without looking at myself in the mirror and I don’t get scared when I finally see my reflection.

I want to finish off this post by talking a little bit about the New Year. There are so many resolutions to choose from, but this year the one that I chose is to conquer my fears. To be brave. To take every opportunity that presents itself. I’ve been debating jumping out of a plane, but we’ll see if it actually happens. You don’t have to wait until a New Year to change. You have the power to change at any time. To take the world by storm and make it your own. My story is TO BE CONTINUED…


Xx, Kennah


Favorite Finds

JANUARY!! This is actually my least favorite month of the year, but we’re making it work by staying comfy and reading lots of books. Here is my monthly update on things I’m loving/wanting (if you’re wondering why you haven’t seen one before it’s because this is the first post in it’s series!) ALSO the New Year!! I promise one of my resolutions is to post more regularly & to post more lifestyle stuff as well.


The True Moisturizing Bomb from belief – I was nervous to try this heavier cream moisturized because I typically use a gel with my sensitive skin, but this moisturizer makes my skin SO SOFT. Like baby butt soft. I cannot get enough of it and it didn’t make me break out.


Nike Jogger Pants – I’m a sucker for a good pair of joggers. And this color.

St. Tropez Self Tan Express Advanced Bronzing Mousse – I’ve posted about the Classic Bronzing Mousse, but I finally tried the express and I’ve been missing out for sure. This tan lasted over a week for me (gradually fading during that time) and for me to have only applied it once to get those results is amazing. Please learn from my mistake and DO NOT sleep in it. Let it process for the recommended time.


lululemon Define Jacket – My mom bought me this jacket for Christmas and it’s a struggle not to wear it everyday.

I can’t stop checking these Kancan overalls. But I hate overalls so I’m very skeptical about how they’re going to look on me.



It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-in Product – One of the things I pride myself in is having super soft hair, but my hair gets dry and looks really frizzy during the winter. This is one of the products I’ve been using to help tame and keep my sleek looking hair. It’s a leave in product I spray after the shower to help detangle, control frizz, and keep it looking silky and smooth.

WM Nutrition Pre Workout – This Pre Workout comes in little packets and YOU DON’T NEED WATER! They’re just like Pixy Sticks, but the flavors are even yummier! I got the variety pack and love all 3 flavors that come inside. I don’t get jittery AT ALL and have tons of energy.


Workout Tank I just got this tank and it actually makes me want to go to the gym. It’s fitted so perfectly. Truly I think it makes me look 10x better than I actually look and I have no clue how.

Been wearing the same black booties for 3 months straight. Here are very similar ones!

S’well Water Bottle to keep up with my resolution to stay hydrated.

Cutest wire basket to organize blankets.

I have wanted these shoes since the day they released them, adidas NMD R1 Primeknit.



Holiday Gift Guide


For the beauty lovin’ lady in your life. Surprise her with something as beautiful as she is.

  1. Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Romance Eyeshadow Palette
  2. Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder – Every single girl needs this.
  3. Anastasia Beverly Hills Sugar Glow Kit
  4. Boscia Luminizing Pink Charcoal Mask
  5. Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops
  6. Jaclyn Hill X Morphe Eyeshadow Palette
  7. Clarisonic Mia 2 Holiday Set
  8. Mac Cosmetics Lipstick – Blankety is a color that looks good on literally everyone so there’s no need to worry if it will work or not or if she will like it. Everyone I have mentioned it to has tried it, loved it, and bought one of their own.
  9. Sigma Brush Cleaning Mat – I got this as a gift last year and I have used it so many times!!
  10. Mac Cosmetics Turquatic Perfume Set – This perfume is regularly $57 on its own so you get the rollerball basically free. I’m obsessed with this scent because it’s edgy and sweet, it is literally the only perfume I will use.
  11. Lush Cosmetics Deck The Halls Bath Bomb Gift Set
  12. Colourpop Cosmetics Sitting Pretty Set – They have so many amazing gift set options. Their stuff is extremely cheap normally, but in these sets it’s a serious steal!



The girl dressed to the nines for any occasion. Shock her with a gift she will actually use.


  1. FREEBIRD Joey Booties I fell in love with these the moment I saw them in the store.
  2. Plaid Cardigan Sweater Just bought this in a size L because I loved how long it was.
  3. KanCan Mid-Rise Skinny Stretch Jeans Tried them on and made my mom buy them for me for my Birthday! So excited to get my hands on these babies.
  4. Metro Reflective Beanie  I love how slim this hat fits, so sleek and cute.
  5. Automatic Leather Booties
  6. Flying Monkey Mid-Rise Skinny Stretch Jean My favorite pair of black jeans.

  7. Weslan Tie Front Top
  8. Wendall Wide Leg Pant I need this comfy set.
  9. Infinity Black Belt Buying this for myself.
  10. Frankie Fur Coat Can’t get enough of this color & this coat.
  11. Sweater with Volume Sleeves
  12. Steve Madden Gabbie Thigh High Boots Super similar to the ones I wear all the time.
  13. Tie Cuff Bardot Sweater
  14. City Winds Fur Trim Puffer Coat This length keeps you so warm.
  15. Tularose Ruffle Cold Sleeve Sweater
  16. Rhinestone Choker Necklace Perfect for a glitzy girl. Getting this for my 21st birthday.



For the lil mama who likes to get fit. Show her you appreciate the hard work she puts in.

  1. Adidas Full-Zip Hoodie – This cute hoodie is on my list this year too!
  2. No Show Socks – I can’t live without these babies.
  3. Lululemon Reveal 7/8 Tight – Lululemon is the best legging company ever. I don’t care that it’s expensive these pants make your booty look amazing and they’re so comfy. I usually buy the Align II pant because they’re “like naked” pants, but these pants are so adorable and they’re the 7/8 length that I love
  4. Nike Roshe Two Sneaker – I have a few pairs of Roshe’s and I love them!
  5. Invisibobble Hair Tye – Doesn’t leave a crimp or damage hair!
  6. Free People Run Hoodie
  7. Reebok Training Hayasu Sneakers – Also on my list.
  8. Metallic Zip-Up
  9. S’well Water Bottle
  10. Active Open Should Top
  11. Adidas 24/7 Sneaker – Really you can’t go wrong with any adidas shoe. NMD’s, Tubulars they’re all so cute.
  12. Lululemon Everywhere Duffel
  13. Xtend BCAA’s – Strawberry Kiwi is my favorite flavor by far, but they have tons of yummy flavors.
  14. Blender Bottle
  15. Responsible Down Vest
  16. Beats X Wireless Earbuds by Dr. Dre



Something for everyone on your list. A special guy, your dad, brother or friend! Remind him we couldn’t live without them.

  1. Apple AirPods
  2. Calvin Klein Boxers Fun tip : I always buy them from Nordstrom Rack because they’re way cheaper than anywhere else. Ain’t gotta be rich to be a playa.
  3. Adidas NMD C2 These may be in the men’s section but they’re on my list too.
  4. Beard Wrangler Mini Crate I LOVE this website. First of all, the gifts come inside a crate that the men would them have to break open to get their gift. (how fun!!) Also they have tons of different options for the guy in your life. My lash ladies at Lash Effect told me about this! (They also do gift cards inside of a cement block).
  5. Chrono Black Link MVMT Watch Tons of cute options if you don’t love this one & they’re really decently priced watches.
  6. Lightweight Down Puffer Jacket Comes in black and is on sale NOW!
  7. Montblanc Cologne One of my favorites.
  8. LVFT Assassin Hoodie Seriously mad I have no one to buy this for, I’m obsessed!
  9. Lululemon Pace Breaker Short I’ve had so many guys tell me how much they love these shorts.
  10. Alpha Fit Men’s Clarisonic Easy enough even a guy can do it.
  11. Holiday Alpine Jogger Pajamas
  12. Harry’s Winston Set Every guy I know loves Harry’s after they try it and never go back to dollar shave club.
  13. Dazi Fall Escape Tie Best size tie in my opinion.
  14. Mickey Mouse Tee
  15. Adidas Originals Classic Camp Backpack Love the size of this one.
  16. Adidas NMD R1 I would already have these shoes if I could find them in my size.
  17. Cleveland Cavaliers Hoodie
  18. Pro45 Blender Bottle


Hopefully this helps give you some ideas for your Christmas shopping!

XX, Kennah


Catch up what’s in my make-up bag & favorites

Finally feeling inspired again to get back to my writing and blogging. Thank you to everyone who has followed along it has meant so much to me the sweet messages that I receive. Blogging is a huge thing and something hard and scary to break into, but hey if nothing else it’s a personal journal for me!

My first favorite I have found is the L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara. I get the washable formula, but they do make a waterproof! I’ve used a few L’Oreal and other brands mascara and there is NONE that compare. The first time I used it I was hooked. The formula makes them dramatically long and dark (I use it only on my lower lashes because I have extensions). I have naturally long lashes plus with this mascara they look just like top lashes! It’s so cheap too which I love because there are tons of other expensive things and for this to only be $9.99 really makes it attainable for everyone.

Next isn’t make up but I still have been obsessed with it. The Batiste Dry Shampoo!! Holy grail of dry shampoo. Hallelujah and thank the Lord!! I don’t even know what it is that makes this stuff so great, but it brushes out very nicely and works like a wonder. Using it will make my hair last days longer than normal. They have different smells (thank you Batiste) I really love that because I was previously using the LUSH powder dry shampoo but it only comes in one scent which I don’t like. Batiste even comes in TINTED versions. I’m extremely happy the beauty industry is finally looking out for us brunettes! Only $7.99, we’re bargainers right now because I’m saving up for a new car.

Finally we have our cream shadow the Pro Longwear Paint Pots from MAC! I bought both the Painterly and Soft Ochre. I use them as a base shadow/primer. The Painterly color is a soft pink and soft ochre is a more yellow hued color. The yellow would also be great to outline and define the edges of your brows also (for medium skin tones)! They are both really pretty colors if you just use them with a crease color or even if you build on top of, they just make your colors brighter and better all around. I use my finger to apply and blend them out, you could also use a concealer brush. I promise they’re not scary or intimidating, I know the word cream makes you think it will be hard to blend out but these are easy. I’ve used these before but forgot they existed until recently and I’m glad I rediscovered them!

Let me know via DM or on my contact me page what you would like to see or things you have questions about.

Xx, Kennah


Eye Lash Extenstions : Thoughts & Tips

I’ve been getting my eyelashes done for over a year and a half now. I’ve been to a few different places and a lot of different lash girls. When I first started getting my lashes done I went to a specific girl constantly, but she got pregnant and had a baby so I had to find a new one. Let me tell you the process of finding a new good lash girl was not easy. I asked around and I went to at least 5 different lash artists before I found another that I really loved. My lashes were falling out like crazy, the artist wasn’t doing what I was asking for, and I barely had any left between my 2 week fills and let me tell you if you can’t go at least 2 weeks, you need to find a new lash girl. Now I can go a month and they still look great, given I don’t want to go a month but if I needed to I could. I would try to go twice to everyone to get a good feel on if they’re going to work for you and what you’re wanting or not, but if you know right away don’t waste your time or money. If you’re having clumps of lashes come out or the extensions themselves are just constantly falling off, your lash girl isn’t doing something right. Everyone goes through shedding phases or even when you’re not going through a shedding phase I would say most (not all but a good amount) of your lashes that do fall out (unless you’re picking them off or yank one accidentally) should have a natural lash connected to them. Check the lash artists Instagram page (most have them). Ask questions. Be sure to find someone who is LICENSED. Price doesn’t always ensure quality. It really goes both ways on that one. The girl I am seeing now is cheaper than some of the others I have seen and she is way better!

The lashes I get are Classic, they are cheaper than the Volume lashes (actually kind of a win) but I love the Classic because the lash itself is so thick and dark. I love a drama drama looking lash and not a super curly lash. I typically get a C curl with mixed lengths to create volume and a thick bold looking lash, but I have long and plentiful natural lashes so this works for me, but I would talk to your lash artist because she knows what will work for your lashes and what won’t. If you don’t have a lot of lashes volume might be a good option for you. Also, I know some people say that extensions damage your natural lashes, but that is actually a myth. As long as you have a trained lash artist who truly knows what she is doing your natural lashes will still be beautiful if you ever decide to stop getting them done. WARNING : after you have them you will not want to go back to just natural lashes because you will feel naked!

Getting my lashes done has increased my quality of life a lot. As silly as that sounds its totally true! (Hahaha) It only saves me a few minutes in the morning which is neither here nor there for me and maybe thats the thing that seals the deal for you, but I love the fact that they’re always done. Swimming? Great lashes. Just woke up? Great lashes. And most importantly they’re not uncomfortable! I was super worried that they would irritate me, however, you get used to them and after a day or so cannot even feel them. I used to use a strip lash and even thinking about having that thick band glued to my eyelid literally gives me the heebie jeebies. I HATE STRIP LASHES! They poke you and jab you and feel sticky. You can’t cry with them or swim. Half the time they fall off even without doing those things.

Finally I have some tips to help you get the most out of your lashes!

  1. Don’t get them wet for 24 hours after you have them done. (This allows the glue to set).
  2. No rubbing! With your hands, a towel, ect.
  3. NEVER wear mascara on them, especially waterproof.
  4. Don’t wear oil-based products near your face (including lotions).
  5. Groom them daily, but gently. (I use the brush my lash artist provides and a clean lip gloss wand along with diluted baby shampoo foam).
  6. Get them filled regularly. 2-3 weeks.

If you’ve been thinking about it, I highly recommend doing it but just understand that it is an investment and it can be expensive. Don’t get them if you aren’t ready to pay $50-60 every few weeks for a fill.

Xx, Kennah


10 Cute Books You Need in Your Life

  1. Little Book Of Life Hacks


2. How to Live Like A Lady


3. The Useful Book44066124_000_b

4. Read This If You Want to Be Famous


5. Recipes Every College Student Should Know


6. Adult-ish: Record Your Highs and Lows on the Road to the Real World


7. Eat Pretty, Live Well


8. Womanskills


9. Start Where You Are


10. Almost Adulting 


Xx, Kennah



Fall 2017 Colors

Fall is by far my favorite season not only because I love fall fashion, but also because of all the pumpkin spicy goodness! Pantone came out with falls fashion color report and it’s amazing. I know I said the same thing about spring. They just have the perfect colors and they obviously know what they’re doing. This makes me that much more excited for fall and hopefully you feel the same and like it gives you a little bit of direction when out shopping!


Here are a few of my favorite fall pieces I have found so far!

  1. Boho Midi Dress – Navy Peony


I fell in love with this piece the moment I saw it. I work in an office and I MUST have it. I love that florals can still be used during the fall, but not look out of place.

2. Music in Time Embroidered Top – Autumn Maple


3. Smoke Screen Jumpsuit – Tawny Port


4. Holly Pine – Shaded Spruce


Xx, Kennah