Anxiety is something I have always struggled with and continue to work through everyday. I thankfully have more good days than bad but it took me a long time and a lot of work to get to this point. I used to be ashamed of my anxiety and let it run my life. I would cancel plans with friends, skip school, and once I got older I would call off work because I did not feel emotionally stable enough to go. It eventually got to the point where I realized I needed help to figure out these emotions. I was able to learn most of my triggers and some new techniques that help keep my anxiety at bay so I can go about my daily life.Continue reading “Lets Talk Anxiety”
I just received my favorite monthly package, and if you know me you know what it is. I have been getting IPSY bags since November 24, 2015 and still to this day when I see that pretty bubble mailer in the mailbox I get just as excited as when I got my first bag. If you do not know what IPSY is, it is a “Glam Bag” filled with favorite beauty products for you to test out yourself. It is a monthly subscription with three different personalized options.
The first and the one I have been subscribed to is the basic Glam Bag, this membership includes 5 sample sized products customized based on your quiz you took in the beginning. This bag is valued at $50 or more and only $12 a month. The second option and the bag I recently switched to is the Glam Bag Plus. This bag features 5 full sized products customized to you based off your beauty quiz. There is a waitlist on this bag so I suggest you sign up for the basic bag and then get on the waitlist if you are interested in the Glam Bag Plus. This membership is valued at $120 or more and only $25 a month. The third option is more pricey but definitely worth it if you are a true beauty lover. The Glam Bag Ultimate is the newest addition from IPSY and includes 8 full sized and 4 sample sized products for the great price of $50 a month when valued at over $250.
I have fallen in love with so many of the products I have received in these bags over the last 5 years and I strongly believe you will too. If interested here is a link to sign up or find out more information, I know you will not regret it. https://www.ipsy.com/new?cid=ppage_ref_control&sid=link&refer=u0q44
Now lets get to my April and May review.
May Bag Review:
- Roller Lash (Benefit)- One of my favorite mascaras, the wand is very unique and helps with a clump free, smooth application. I always love having sample size mascaras on hand for my purse when I am going out.
- H20 Gloss (Tarte)- This Lip gloss has a beautiful color to it but is a bit tacky when you first put it on. I found best results by putting it on in a thin coat over my lipstick.
- Lasting Smiles Chap Stick- Love Love this scent and the feel of it on my lips. I will defiantly be buying this once mine is gone.
- F.A.R.A.H Brush- These brushes are my favorite for applying eyeshadow. I have a few now and I always go to grab these. The hairs are so soft and they are very appealing to the eye on my vanity.
- Pūrlisse Mask- I have very sensitive skin so I am always nervous to try new face products out. This product made my face extremely itchy so I stopped use after one time.
April Bag Review:
- Toner (hey Honey)- This toner is great, It did not irritate my sensitive skin and left it feeling hydrated and soft.
- Concealer (Kokie)- I have used this concealer now a few times and it reminds me a lot of the E.L.F Hydrating Camo Concealer. It felt light but gave great coverage and did not clump up.
- Blush (Space Case)- This blush is very pigmented so you do not need that much on your brush. It is a little more pink than I like but looks great for a natural spring look.
- Intensive Masque (JO HANSFORD)- Used this masque in the shower and left on my wet hair for 5 minutes. My hair air dried so soft but not heavy or greasy.
- Lip Gloss (Seraphine botanicals)- Love this lip because not only is it beautiful and have an amazing gel texture, it is 100% vegan.
If you would love to try IPSY for yourself here is the link, I know you wont regret it. https://www.ipsy.com/new?cid=ppage_ref_control&sid=link&refer=u0q44
If you would like to buy these products directly you can also do so through IPSY at a discount once you are subscribed which is a huge perk!
All my love, Kaylin ann
Every year I leave shopping for father’s day to the last minute because I have no idea what to get. My dad is someone who just goes out and buys it if he thinks of something he wants, which makes holidays hard for anyone who has to buy for him. This year I decided to start looking now and make a list of everything I find to help make picking one easier.
It would be unfair for me not to share with all of you! Here are a few ideas to help make shopping for your fathers stress free and easy. You can shop these images on my liketoknow.it account by going to https://www.liketoknow.it/thekaylinann and clicking the father’s day pictures. All links will be underneath the photo, click on the link to take you directly to the item. Some of these items are on sale! Happy Shopping.
I knew this blog was going to be a hard one for me to write but I had no idea it would take me this long to just finish and post it. I feel very vulnerable about sharing the pictures that are below. I started this blog to help inspire, teach, and show women what can happen when you have a little faith. To do that I need to show that I am relatable and that I am willing to put myself out there even if it is hard for me.
For as long as I can remember I have had an excessive amount of fat cells under my chin. I was told it was probably hereditary and a result of having a rounder face. It caused some serious insecurities for me growing up and even more as I got into my twenties. It especially became something I thought about often after a stranger pointed it out at the bar this past summer.
In Late August of 2019 Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery made one of my dreams come to. They granted me with a complimentary CoolSculpting session to get rid of my genetic fat pad underneath my chin. CoolSculpting is a noninvasive, nonsurgical medical procedure that helps to remove extra fat cells beneath the skin. It freezes stubborn pockets of fat that are either genetic or difficult to loose despite diet and exercise. Your body will naturally eliminate dead(frozen) cells in one to three months resulting in 20%-25% reduction of fat in the treated area.
Before each session they take before pictures of the targeted area, above are my before pictures we took. I was lucky enough to have my amazing friend and esthetician Heather perform the procedure on me. After the photos she started to set up and talked me through what they were going to do and what the process was going to entail.
I was extremely nervous about getting this done but Heather and the rest of the staff at CPRS were nothing short of amazing and kept me very comfortable the entire time. When they attach the machine the worst part is the first minute but it is not nearly as painful as I read it would be in other blogs. After that it just got numb and I did not feel a thing other than a little pressure and coolness on the back of my neck. It helped to stay busy on my phone and watch the movie they had set up for me on an ipad. After the machine shut off and time was up, they came in to take it off and switch it to the other side. Once they release the suction they have to massage the skin for 3 minutes. Now if I am just being honest with you this part was not enjoyable by any means but it was the only time I ever felt any pain. After the massage was complete on that side Heather attached the machine to the other side and reset the timer.
Once the procedure was over I was numb for quite a few hours. Waking up the next day post procedure it was extremely sore to the touch and a little swollen. No pain going throughout the day though, I was able to go about normal activities. Day two I woke up still sore and swollen but with broken blood vessels and a bruise as well. After that the swelling started to go down everyday, about after a week it was completely back to normal and pain free. Three weeks later I started to really feel a difference in my skin even though I could not see one. I finally started to see a real result about 10 weeks after and couldn’t be happier with only one treatment. After photos are the last step and mine are below.
To sum everything up, my overall experience was great, Heather and the staff at CPRS did everything and more to make sure I was comfortable the entire time. I am super happy with my results and I honestly forgot how great they were until I looked at the photos again, so make sure you take before and afters. As for cost I know this procedure can be a bit pricey but there are many different options depending on where you get it done. The best way to get answers on any of your questions is to set up a consultation.
This has to be one of my favorite topics to talk about. I love going out and buying new makeup to try and play around with. So far these are a few of my favorites…You can now shop these products easily by going to my like to know it page. https://www.liketoknow.it/Thekaylinann
- Too Faced Chocolate Bronzer
- Tutti Frutti- Pineapple Paradise Bronzer Highlight Duo (I use the highlight)
- Covergirl Clump Crusher
- Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation
- It Cosmetics CC+Cream with SPF 50+
- Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush
- Beakey 5 Pack Makeup Sponges
- Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
- Benefit Precisely, My Brow Pencil
- Benefit Gimme Brow
- Tartelette In Bloom Clay Palette
- Shape Tape Concealer
- Mellow Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner
When I learned I was going to be off for a few weeks I decided to set some goals for myself, one being living a healthier lifestyle. I may not do an intense HIIT workout everyday but the key is to get your body moving for a minimum of 30 minutes. Here are a few of my favorites that I enjoy doing.Continue reading “Quarantine Workouts”
I am overwhelmed with emotions, today is my two year anniversary at my dream job! In 2015 I decided that college was not for me and that I really wanted to go to Cosmetology school. My hope was to go to an Aveda school but I was planing on moving to Chicago in October. I decided to do a search for schools out there, lo and behold they had a Douglas J Aveda location right where I was looking to live. A little over 4 months into my schooling I had to go on a medical leave, this was only one of many bumps along the way.Continue reading “My Dream Job”
When I decided to start a blog with faith being a category, this post was the first one I thought of. This is a topic that really hits home for me and something I am really passionate about. If you have not read my post “My Baptism Story” I highly suggest you go and read it. A devotional is what started my journey of re-devoting myself to god. I always say (to myself), a devotional a day keeps the negative thoughts away and that could not be more true. I strongly believe there are multiple benefits to reading a devotional.Continue reading “Daily God Time”
SO, if you know me, you know how much of a TV junkie I am and I have probably shown you the list on my phone. Yes, I have a list in the notes on my phone that organize my shows by the day they air and what time. LOL! My favorites are reality and crime related. I love talking shows and recommending ones I love. If you share a favorite with me or have any you want to recommend, leave me a comment! Happy Binging (:Continue reading “Binge worthy TV”
Hey loves! So I thought I would finally post the most anticipated video, how I curl my hair. I use a Hot Tools Signature Series in Gold curling iron, size 1.25. I spray my hair first with Aveda Heat Relief thermal protector & conditioning mist. This heat protectant can be sprayed on dry hair and not leave the hair wet like most.Continue reading “How I curl my hair”