Those of you that know me, know I NEVER go without makeup! So the fact that I'm posting public pics with a bare face should prove my love to all of YOU, haha!
In the past few years, I've been really interested in skincare. I've never had acne or breakouts, just the normal "once a month" monster on my chin (lol).
I know my skin isn't bad, but like everyone else, I notice different problem areas. I would say my skin concerns are redness, enlarged pores, texture, and sensitivity. I have SUPER sensitive skin, and started noticing that different washes/cleansers/scrubs were making my skin even more red and irritated.
Now, this is NOT an ad, and I do NOT sell this product, I am simply just sharing what I use and my personal opinion :)
I started using Rodan & Fields about 4 months ago, and I am loving it! They have several different regimens you can purchase, based on your skin goals. I purchased the regimen for sensitive skin (it's called soothe), and I finally feel like my skin has some relief, woohoo! There are 4 products in the kit: a gentle cleanser, a treatment serum, a moisturizer, and a daytime sunscreen. You use the regimen once in the morning and once before bed. It seriously makes your skin feel UH-MAZING!
To go along with my regimen, I got the hydrating serum, which you use before bed with the other products. Lastly, I put a coat of lash boost on my lashes (which is working like magic, by the way).
I would totally recommend all of these products to anyone with sensitive skin. I know first hand it can be such a pain when everything irritates your skin. I can really tell that these products have reduced redness, and texture for me!
I will definitely keep you all updated with the progress of my skin as I continue to use these products.
In the meantime, I'd love to hear about what you guys like/use! Feel free to leave me a comment below!
HAPPY 4/19, aka my bday!
Birthdays are my absolute favorite, and I'm turning the big 2-5 today!
Y'all, how am I already half way through my twenties?! These next 5 years better slow their rolls!
In honor of my 25th birthday, I'm sharing below 25 random facts about me that you may or may not know.
So here it is, Kayley Pate in a nutshell:
There ya have it! I feel like we're closer already ;)
If you made it through this entire list of 25 facts, thank you and you're awesome!
I hope you have the happiest of Thursdays.
Thought I would share a few things that I've been eyeing lately!
To shop any of these products, just click on the item in the collage below, OR you can click on the item in the "SHOP THE POST" scroll bar at the bottom of this post.
1. Moon & Lola Monogram Necklace (I think this would be perfect for layering)
2. Quay Somerset Aviator Sunglasses (LOVE THESE!)
3. Gold Bracelet w/ Stones (Such a good Cartier dupe!)
4. Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick (Color Kim KW- it looks like such a pretty pinky/nude)
5. Platform Wedges (So perfect for any spring time outfit!)
6. Stripe Tie Guff Top (So cute!!)
7. Gucci GG Belt (WANT THIS SO BAD! Love it in the white)
8. Canvas Clutch (Can you tell I'm loving stripes? lol)
9. Gucci Guilty Intense (Sampled this in Sephora the other day and omg, it's fab)
10. Blush Fisherman Hat (obsessed!)
SHOP THE POST
So I'm a little late on getting this New Years post up, and quite honestly it's because I've felt a wee bit overwhelmed. Isn't it funny that we set these expectations for ourselves to just completely turn over a new leaf the moment the clock strikes 12? All of the sudden we are supposed to be healthy, happy, organized, fit, and totally ready for the next year.... am I the only one feeling a little overwhelmed?!?!
After looking at this list of goals and to-do's I've set for myself, I concluded that my first step needed to be to declutter my life before I could start fresh for 2018.
Here's my game plan:
STEPS TO DECLUTTER FOR 2018
1. DECLUTTER YOUR CLOSET
I know this is an absolutely daunting task, but I promise you will feel SO much better once you get it done. This task is all about baby steps! If your closet is anything like mine, you'll need a cup of coffee, or a glass of wine... or maybe even a shot of whiskey (lol).
My close friends and even my family constantly make remarks about how many clothes and shoes I have, but to my defense I haven't grown much since about 8th grade so everything still fits! haha! I used that a major excuse for a while, and it's most definitely true, BUT why the heck do I still need clothes and shoes that I wore back in the 8th grade?!!
So this is how I tackled my closet.... I get three laundry baskets (or you can just make piles)
Basket #1: for items I want to trash
These are the pieces that may have holes or be super old, and aren't good enough to giveaway or sell.
Basket #2: for items you want to giveaway
Make sure these items are still in good shape.
Basket #3: for items that you want to sell
These may be designer pieces, pieces that you paid a little bit more for, or maybe have never been worn. You can sell these pieces on websites like Ebay or Poshmark.
Sort the things you want to get ride of into these three categories and I promise it will make this process so much easier! But be sure to act on "trashing, giving away, or selling" ASAP. You don't want to go to all that work just to move your 3 baskets into the corner of your room to sit, lol.
2. DECLUTTER YOUR ELECTRONICS
Both my computer and phone have been moving at a glacial pace lately because they are so full of data. I'm starting my year by decluttering all of my electronics so that I can work more efficiently! Here's the steps that I took:
Go through your phone, computers, and tablets and delete what you don't need anymore such as photos, emails, texts. Not only does this make more room, but now you don't have to go through 1200 selfies and 300 screenshots to find something you actually need!
Now that you only have what you need and you care about on your electronics, back them up! Get a little external hard drive, plug it into your computer, drag and drop what you want to back up, and then put your hard drive somewhere you can easily find it. Then you can delete that stuff off of your devices while it is safely stored on your hard drive. They even make storage memory sticks for your phone now! I just ordered this one.
These two steps are going to change your world!!!
3. DECLUTTER YOUR WORKSPACE
Being more efficient with my time is one of my goals this year. A cluttered workspace immediately prevents me from reaching this goal, lol. If you're like me, you make these random piles of paper all over your desk and then you forget what the piles were for, and then you just have a hot mess on your desk.
Here's how to handle your workspace:
NO STACKS OF PAPER
Go through each stack of paper you have laying out and either file them or throw them away.
I like to use something like THIS to organize all of my paperwork. It serves its purpose, it's cute, and isn't too big that it can't be stored away.
MANAGE YOUR OFFICE SUPPLIES
Get rid of the cup full of pens on your desk that don't work anymore! lol
If you have an overabundance of pens or pencils, narrow it down to just a few of your favorites. Get rid of things in your drawer that you never use, or find a new spot for items that don't belong in an office drawer. Drawer organization boxes like THESE are super helpful!
If you have a bunch of notebooks or tablets full of random notes or doodles, start fresh with a brand new notebook, and a new sticky note pad. Go through your old notebooks and file any notes that may be important, and throw away the rest!
I know this is a lot, so don't try to do it all at once! Do a little bit at a time when you have a free moment. I promise, you're going to feel like a whole new you once you rid yourself of all the clutter! I have decluttered my closet and my electronics, and I'm still working on my workspace, but already feeling SO MUCH BETTER!
By the way, I have listed a lot of my clothes on Poshmark, so if you'd like to shop my closet, click HERE! I will be adding to it this next week so keep checking it!
Good luck you guys! I'd love to hear some feedback if you try these things in the comment section below!
Who else loves getting dolled up around the holidays?!
With so many parties and events going on this time of year, I thought I'd share some of my favorite makeup products for an easy holiday glam, AND provide a beauty gift guide! Beauty products make great gift for those "extra" girls in your like (just sayin!) lol.
Below I have linked all the products that I used to create this makeup look (including my color/shade, for reference).
If you're just wanting to shop my beauty gift guide, you can click the products on the guide below! Simple as that!
I hope you all have a wonderful day! Happy holidays!
PRODUCTS I USED
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation- Color: Wheat
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer- Color: Light Sand
NYX Matte Bronzer- Color: Deep Tan
Tarte Blush- Color: Fiesty
Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil- Color: Medium Brown
Eyeshadow and highlighter that I used are from the Carli Bybel palette, linked above
'Tini Beauty Red Lipstick- Color: Starlet Cocktail - clickHERE
THE BEAUTY GIFT GUIDE