Monday, January 7, 2019

New Year's Resolutions


Hello my wonderful readers! I can't believe we are already a week into the new year! I took a little hiatus because life hasn't been the best lately and I was completely uninspired. I was looking back on my 2018 resolutions and I did not follow through with them so let's try this again. I spent a while thinking about these goals and I'm really hoping I can stick to them!

Friday, November 16, 2018

My Travel Essentials



With the holidays quickly approaching and being in a long distance relationship, I'm doing a lot of traveling in the next six weeks with four round-trip flights. Since I will be at the airport a lot due to all these flights, I thought I would write about my must-have travel essentials!

1. Blanket scarf - I don't know about y'all but I'm basically always cold so here comes the handy dandy blanket scarf! I'll be traveling up to Kansas City and Chicago where it is a lot colder than Houston so a blanket scarf is a necessity to keep me warm both in the airport and while out and about. I recently went to Target and stocked up on four new blanket scarves from their dollar section!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

The Real Reason Why I Left Disney


Something I get asked often when I tell someone I used to work at Disney World is "Why did you leave Disney?" Then they continue to go on how it must have been so cool, so ~magical~, and I was probably a princess. Yeah, it was cool, it was sometimes magical, and no, I was not a princess. Truth be told, I wasn't getting the experience I needed.

Friday, October 26, 2018

My All Time Favorite Beauty Products


love makeup. It's one of my favorite things to buy and I love experimenting with new products. If you have been to my current apartment or old house in Florida, you would know that I have the Alex drawers from Ikea to hold all my beauty products. So to say that I love makeup is actually an understatement. I get asked all the time about what products I use so I decided to list my ride or die products! I plan on making a video of my current makeup routine in the near future so be on the lookout for that!

1. L'Oreal Pro Glow Foundation -Trying new foundations is sometimes a hassle because I hate figuring out what shade to buy. I've tried everything from Fenty to Lancome to drugstore brands and this is the foundation I always go back to. I have combination skin, so an oily t-zone and dry cheeks, and this foundation is perfect for me. The shade range isn't the best but I currently use the shade 202 Creamy Natural, 201 Classic Ivory when I'm super pale, and 203 Nude Beige when I'm self-tanned. I offset the extreme dewiness with a setting powder and it makes my skin look flawless!

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Instagram Outfit Roundup

If you follow me on Insta, you've already seen all of these already. But as I'm trying to get back into fashion posts and get asked often where I get my clothes, I linked all my favorite outfits from the last month-ish! If the company no longer sell the items, I linked something similar.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

My Teeth Whitening Experience & A Giveaway!


As a lot of you guys may know, I have a slight addiction to Diet Coke and iced coffee. As much as I love the caffeine fix, I don't love how much they have stained my teeth over the years. I've legit tried almost everything except getting my teeth professionally whitened by my dentist and an at-home teeth whitening kit such as Smile Brilliant. So when I was reached out to by Smile Brilliant, I knew I had to hop on this!


The Process

This was a longer process than I thought it'd be, especially with getting ready to move halfway across the country. Two months before I moved, I was reached out by Smile Brilliant and decided to team up with them. I received my teeth whitening kit for making my impressions in May and sent them out the following week or two after since I was just beyond busy with work and got them back a like 10 days later. Since I was in the process of moving, I decided to wait to start whitening until after I moved to Houston.

The making of the impressions was super easy! You just combined the blue and the white paste with your hands, press it into the impression tray, and then put the impression tray in your mouth for both top and bottom. The impression had to harden for like 24 hours and then it was ready to be shipped back!

So fast forward about two weeks into living in Houston, I decided to start whitening. It's recommended to whiten every day for 45 minutes to 3 hours so I started out at 45 minutes since I know my teeth are super sensitive. It was recommended to do it like every day for a week but I could never get into a set routine when it came to whitening because some days I forgot and other days I had things to do at night. I just did it when I was able to and that was usually 2-3 times a week. I did this for about three weeks and I must say, I'm pretty impressed! Since I'm pretty happy with my teeth, I now whiten about once a week to keep them looking pretty.


My Issues

So I, unfortunately, I had some issues. Just like most preteens/teens, I had braces. Those braces really messed up the enamel on my teeth and caused a ton decalcification on my four front upper teeth and a few on my bottom teeth. The whitening gel basically enhanced those decalcification spots but they evened out the next morning when I woke up, for the most part. But for me, it's super embarrassing to have those spots because all I want are perfectly white teeth. I also have super sensitive gums and man this stuff burned if I did it too many days in a row. I had to be very careful with how much gel I put into the trays to not burn my gums. I only placed a small amount gel for the first 8 teeth on top and bottom to avoid irritating my gums in the back. I was advised to use coconut oil or vaseline on my gums to help but that makes me want to throw up so I didn't do it.


My Results

I'm honestly very surprised by my results. It wasn't the easiest process since I suck at keeping up with things but I'm glad I did this! Now my teeth aren't perfectly white but they are better than they are. I don't think my teeth will ever be perfect due to the decalcification issues but it's fine. Since starting this though, I have tried to limit my Diet Coke and iced coffee addiction to keep my teeth from staining. I hate posting these photos of my teeth but the results were pretty awesome!


Giveaway!!!

That's right people, I am doing a giveaway with Smile Brilliant! What you will receive if you win is a $149 credit to Smile Brilliant which is the cost of the T3 Sensitive System. It's open to people in the USA, Australia, Canada, and the UK. Click the link below to be entered in the giveaway! I also have a 15% coupon code listed as well in case you want to jump right in and check out the products!

15% off coupon code: kelseylynnblogs 





DISCLAIMER: Post sponsored by Smile Brilliant but all opinions are my own.



Wednesday, August 1, 2018

My First Month-ish in Houston


It's been a little over 6 weeks since I moved to Houston and I thought I'd update y'all on what has been going on and how I'm liking Texas so far.

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