Phone Case Finds

I am constantly buying new phone cases because I hate when mine get scratched up or discolored. My FAVORITE place to look is Nordstrom Rack. They always have the cutest cases and a bunch of discounted Sonix and LuMee cases. Here are a few I found that they have right now that are to DIE for!

  1. Sombrero Chic

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2. Floral

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3. Cherry Bomb

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4. Beachin’

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5. Fund$

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6. Pucker Up

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7. Black Marble

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8. Gold Glitter

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Xx, Kennah

 

How to clean your Alex and Ani Bracelets at Home

You all know I’m a big fan of things you can do at home (dying your hair, dermaplaning). Really anything that saves you from having to go out into the world and spend a ton of money is a win in my book. Lately I’ve noticed a few of my Alex and Ani bracelets are looking really dirty so this is how I cleaned them!

You’ll need:

Blue Dawn Dish Soap

A SOFT bristle toothbrush

I started by letting them soak in a soapy water solution for about 5 minutes. Next I putting a little dollop of soap on the soft toothbrush and scrubbed them down. After I patted them dry with a clean towel and laid them out to let them dry.

The bracelets aren’t supposed to be cleaned with jewelry cleaner because it has harsh chemicals that can ruin them. Their website says to use a polishing cloth, but I didn’t think this would work for mine because they were getting black marks.

Xx, Kennah

 

Top 10 Most Asked Beauty Questions Answered

1. Why do some lipsticks make my teeth look extremely yellow?

Lipsticks like any other make-up product has colored hues. If the hues aren’t great for your skin tone a lot of times you end up with yellow looking teeth even if they’re normally white! Warm-tones cast a yellow based hue onto you’re teeth while a blue hued lipstick will cast cool-tones making your teeth look whiter!

2. How often should I wash my make-up brushes?

You should wash your make-up brushes AT THE LEAST once every month to ensure you are using clean brushes and not distributing dirt and bacteria. If you are using your brushes more often they get a lot of build up, wash them every 2 weeks!

3. Do face primer’s actually work?

Most primers are made with silicone which acts as an adhesive to hold your make-up in place and make it less likely to smear or smudge. Just like painting your walls you need a base coat to help your make-up stay. It can also fill in fine lines and absorb oils! If you feel like yours isn’t doing anything, do some research and try a new one.

4. How do I contour my face?

I know it seems like a scary task to learn, but it’s actually pretty simple if you imagine a light above your face. The places that are shadowed you contour while the places that shine you highlight. Most people already have a bronzer or a color that is slightly too dark for their skin. I start at the top of my ear and brush in towards my mouth and nose angling slightly down going just below my cheek bones. Remember to use only a little product at first and build up, once you have too much product it’s hard to get rid of it, but you can always add. I then brush the top of my forehead along my hairline. Make sure everything is well blended harsh lines are not your friend.

5. How should I layer my skincare products?

Lucky for you I created a post specially for this question. In a quick summary cleanser, exfoliator, toner, spot treatments, serums, eye creams, moisturizer, SPF.

6. I only have 5 minutes to get ready, what can I do that will make the biggest difference?

My biggest problem is my dark circles. Concealer is everyones best friend and my number one favorite that I cannot go without. Next is a quick touch up on the brows. I brush and fill them in quickly (not perfect sharp edges). Mascara can completely change your look and cannot be forgotten! Finally is the perfect pout. That pop of color gives you the finishing touch.

7. Eyes or Face First?

Most people will tell you to do your eyes first and then do your face because of fall out, but I have a very specific routine. I don’t do my eyes first because I like to brush a little foundation onto my eyelid because mine are extremely red and I love the edges of my shadow to look really blended. First I do my foundation, then my eyes. If any fall out happens this is where you can brush it off and finish with concealer, contour, and setting powder.

8. How do I make my hair grow faster?

  • The first thing is your DIET! Your diet reflects in your hair, skin, and energy levels. It is so important to feed your body nutritious food.
  • Do less with your hair (styling, products, shampooing, and coloring).
  • Massage your scalp to stimulate blood circulation.
  • Loosen tight hairbands.
  • Get regular trims.
  • Supplements can be a huge help something with biotin and anti-oxidants.

9. How to do a dutch braid?

Here is the video I used to learn! It’s actually quite easy and very similar to a french braid.

10. How to remove gel nails?

I soak my nails in acetone to remove them, I prefer not to file them off because it ends up filing my natural nail and makes it thin and brittle.

Xx, Kennah

 

5 Multi-Use Pieces for Summer

I made this list with the college girl on a budget in mind. It is a list of a few articles of clothing that you can use in so many different outfits this summer that way you have to buy less!

  1. White Soft & Sexy Tie Front Tee

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I found this t-shirt at American Eagle and fell in love the second I saw it. Pair this top with a pair of jeans and a blocked heel for a casual girls lunch. Got a date night? Slip on a curve hugging pencil skirt and some heels! This shirt is perfect to wear to an outdoor concert with a denim jacket. You could even go for a festival look with denim shorts, a black belt and some boots. Need a swimsuit cover up on the boat? No problem.

2. Black Bomber Jacket

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This piece will work year round, but is perfect when paired with some comfy leggings for a summer movie night at the theater. Wear it over a bodysuit for a dressy date night or NBA game. Running errands? Jeans and some Adidas shoes will add the finishing touch for this street styled outfit.

3. Crochet Bodysuit

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This cute crochet bodysuit doubles as a swimsuit! Wear it on one of those anything-can-happen nights.

4. Hoodie Matching Set

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This cute matching set can be dressed up with heels, or dressed down with sliders or even sneakers. You can mix and match the top and the bottom with other pieces, the possibilities are endless!

5. Tee Dress

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This tee dress is super comfy no matter how you wear it. A corset belt will give this dress a sexy curvy look. Wear a baseball hat for a causal running errands look.

Xx, Kennah

 

 

Brandy Favorites

This post is all about my favorite summer basics from one of my favorite stores Brandy Melville (and yes my car has their alien logo on it). All their clothes are beautiful and very affordable! Their line is now available at Nordstrom (in City Creek if you live in Utah!)

  1. The Simone Tank

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This cute tank is so versatile. I would pair this with a cute pair of ripped jeans and nude heels for a lunch/shopping date. Throw a leather jacket over the top for a night out on the town.

2. Juliette Denim Skirt

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Denim Skirts are back! The raw edging on this skirt gives it the perfect casual look. I would wear this with my superstar adidas and a t-shirt.

3. Reina Bodysuit

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The perfect black tank that goes with everything! Chic and sexy by itself, but it can be dressed up or down.

4. Karla Dress

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Gingham is a huge trend this summer, you can rock it in this casual summer dress!

5. Erica USA Sweatshirt

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I am obsessing over this sweatshirt. Fourth of July (and 24th of July if you live in Utah) never looked so good. Throw this over shorts on a chilly summer night.

6. Coco Top

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Two of my favorites in one. Wrap tops & blue hues. I’ve been loving blues and the vacay vibe for this summer!

7. Jenny Tube Top

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Such a simple classy look. Sexy shoulders for date night. I would pair this top with a skirt or a cute pair of shorts and a short heeled sandal. Add a choker for a more intense/edgy look.

Xx, Kennah

Slogan Tees

Lately I’ve been obsessed with slogan t-shirts. They’re just so comfy yet you look and feel chic, not like you would on a lazy day. They have tons of different ones with sayings and quotes and cute words of encouragement that make your day so much more fun (and create a great topic when you’re out and about talking with strangers). It’s an easy way to display your #mood for all to see. Here are some of my favorites!

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Available for Purchase: www.bohme.com/seeyouthere

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Available for Purchase: www.brandymelvilleusa.com/malibutop

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Available for Purchase: www.nukashirt.com/drake

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Available for Purchase: www.express.com/oneelevenmusicchoker

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Available for Purchase: www.revolve.com/a-fine-line-boss

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Available for Purchase: www.forever21.com/adultish

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Available for Purchase: www.etsy.com/unfortunatecircumstances

 

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Available for Purchase: www.na-kd.com/darlin’tee

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Available for Purchase: www.etsy.com/catchflights

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Available for Purchase: www.pacsun.com/saturday

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Available for Purchase: www.forever21.com/feels

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Available for Purchase: www.forever21.com/babemagnet

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Available for Purchase: www.na-kd.com/grlpwrt-shirt

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Available for Purchase: www.tillys.com/fulltilt1996

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Available for Purchase: www.target.com/womensdistressedtee

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Available for Purchase: www.tillys.com/ashleytisdale

Xx, Kennah

 

 

 

Summer Sandals

I’ve searched the internet and found the CUTEST sandals that will give your summer outfits that extra something. I have divided them into 2 budget lists, Reasonable and Cute and I Have to Have it no Matter The Price. Keep them feet fancy!

Reasonable and Cute

Photo 1: www.ae.com/flatbraidedsandal

Photo 2 (top): www.ae.com/lace-up-ankle-sandal

Photo 3 (bottom): www.ae.com/toe-ring-sandal-white

Photo 4: www.ae.com/toe-ring-laced-up-sandal

Photo 5: www.ae.com/front-strap-block-heel

Photo 6: www.ae.com/t-strap-molded-footbed-sandal

Photo 7: www.ae.com/strappy-flat-sandal

Photo 8: www.ae.com/doublebucklesandals

Photo 9: www.quipid.com/taupelasercutsandals

Photo 10: (top): www.qupid.com/peeptoesandals

Photo 11: (bottom): www.target.com/colorblocksandal

Photo 12: www.target.com/farylerobinplumemason

Photo 13: www.lulus.com/euphrates-black-flat-sandal

Photo 14: www.lulus.com/zoila-champage-ankle

Photo 15: www.lulus.com/sand-a-chance

Photo 16: www.lulus.com/nia-white-sandals

 

I Have to Have it no Matter The Price

Photo 1: www.ae.com/bass-scarlet-sandal-rose

Photo 2 (top): www.ae.com/bass-savannah-sandal-cream

Photo 3 (bottom): www.ae.com/birkenstock-mayari-cream

Photo 4: www.ae.com/birkenstock-madrid-black

Photo 5: www.ae.com/BC-valor-heel

Photo 6:  www.nordstrom.com/steve-madden-irenee

Photo 7: www.nordstrom.com/steve-madden-rose

Photo 8: www.joie.com/sable-sandal

Photo 9: www.joie.com/opal-heeled-sandal

Photo 10: www.nordstrom.com/steve-madden-shays

Xx, Kennah