Category Archives: amazon

Thursday, March 29, 2018


It ain’t pretty, but you babes have been asking for a bit of Behind The Scenes action so The good, the bad and the nitty gritty!!

Here is the TRUTH: I work three days a week. I have a nanny who comes to my home and watches my kiddos while I get crap done for you guys ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ I am not pretending that I do this alone and I have found that both my kids and I benefit from having separate activities during the day!! As soon as my son gets home from school I am ready to hang, boss around that homework life and cook {or order out} dinner. I TRY to be as present as possible when I am with my kids and although that is a balance I am still finding it helps for work to have my undivided attention for a bit so I can focus on family later. I have a house cleaner who comes once a month to deep clean our home and I love having her. I CANNOT emphasize enough : it takes a village! I am a “one-woman show” around here but nothing would get accomplished if I didn’t have help from so so many.


I take all my own photos and so that means props, set and products live in my bedroom – tbh, it’s terrible. I have a system that works for me, but some days (most days) my man has to endure walking around piles of lipstick and my daughter is pulling apart my accessory “organization”. Here are the tools that I have grown to love and that make my life a tad easier when it comes to getting the right shot ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ

BACKGROUND : I came across this trick about a year ago and it has since become my signature. I simply ordered adhesive film and applied it to a foam core board! It stores easily and looks like actual stone, but weighs virtually nothing!

CAMERA : I know there are a lot of cameras to choose from out there, but I have found that I don’t need anything SUPER fancy to get great photos. I have used this camera with the kit lens for years and years and never thought to upgrade because it performs, even in video mode ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ TWO things to ensure great photos : a high quality storage disk and a great case! This will not only make sure your pictures look crisp, but that your camera stays in great shape forever.

RING LIGHT : I buuuunch of you ask about the ring light that I use for my videos and a few of my *late night* stories! This is the only one I have ever used, but it has adjustable settings/lighting levels and after reading a million plus reviews it has not disappointed me.

REFLECTOR : I have found that in order to get a really bright crisp photo this tool is a MUST. I use it on the white side to keep things looking natural, but it stores up compact and out of the way.

ACCESSORY SOURCES : I buy a lot of crap to style my photos with – earrings, rings, makeup bags, magazines, books, combs, clips and all things girly and faaaaabulous. I snag most of my jewelry from ASOS or Forever21, my makeup bags come from H&M as well as ASOS and anything quirky usually comes from Urban Outfitters. ALL of my books I use to style come from Amazon along with most of the little trays that I use.

ACCESSORY STORAGE : The earring situation is next level, but I am suuuuuuper happy with this storage that stacks and stays out of my way!


Once I’ve got the images I must keep my productivity flow!! These are the gadgets and apps that I need to ensure that I keep my head on straight and keep pushing out great content to you babes!!

PHONE CASE : I have owned a LoopyCase since they launched their Kickstarter and BOTH my man and I are obsessed. Snag one, or five ๐Ÿ˜˜ for 10% off with code BEYOUTY10!!!

PHONE HOLDER (car) : You babes request this after I post in my car and I am thrilled with how convenient and simple it is to use!!

PHONE HOLDER (in home) : I SWEAR by this phone holder because I can charge whiiiiile using this tool. It adjusts very easily and is super durable!!

EXTERNAL CHARGER : I just bought another one of these because it is SO SIMPLE to use and charges SO FAST. We keep it plugged in when we aren’t using it and my husband and I actually prefer this to our wall chargers. No need for an extra cord either ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

PLANNING APP : I have been using Planoly for YEAAAAAARS, but just figured it out to really werk for me! I shoot A LOT of product at once and then upload the pictures here (after editing) and write the captions at my leisure. I can schedule for the post to push through to Instagram whenever I please and then look at the line up for the week in advance!

PLANNER : I bought this planner because it was beautiful, but I adore it because it is functional. I love seeing the entire week in advance and having plenty of room to fill up my time ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ

PENS : I realize this is a geeky thing to love, but these pens are THE BEST. They never fail me, always write beautifully and are the perfect shade of pink ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿป


NOOOOOOOOOW, where do ALL the products go?? Great question. The answer is, everywhere ๐Ÿ˜ซ we are bleeding beauty goods over here. I have linked my favorite makeup storage containers before, but for the sake of keeping it all together, lets go over it again, shall we?


I HOPE this is helpful for someone!! I know there are a lot of babes hustling out there, so if I can help in even one tiny way I will be thrilled!

xo, K

Friday, March 16, 2018


Since you have now all endured a video with me half naked, I thought I owed you an detailed explanation of ย my sunless tanning routine : how I prep, how often I apply and how long the tan lasts!

PREP : To get my skin as soft as humanly possible I use these INCREDIBLE KOREAN BATH TOWELSย , which also help to scrub off any remaining tanner from my previous application! These work very best after you’ve been in the shower for 5+ minutes and you will just see all the dead skin pill off your body ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ Then I use THIS COFFEE SCRUB to exfoliate the rest of my body and prep for shaving. I love this stuff because it leaves your skin fresh, but also hydrated. THIS SHOWER OIL is what I use to shave and cleanse my skin with and I although it costs $34 I will never quit it. It gives me a close shave and leaves my skin hydrated so that I don’t feel like I need a lotion before I apply my tanner!

APPLICATION : I do this process probably once a week (give or take a few days) because I like my tan pretty dark, but THIS TANNING MOUSSE builds beautifully on top of itself and wears off really nicely so you can reapply as much as you’d like to achieve the color that you want. I adore that not only does this mousse have stable color, but it has ZERO smell and is safe for even us pregnant babes!! THIS MICROFIBER MITT is a must for smooth application! Apply the mousse to the mitt directly and then massage product into the skin in small circular motions being careful to blend the dry parts of your skin (elbows, wrists, knees, ankles) LAST ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ I have found that my face breaks out if I use the same mitt and products as on my body so I have grown to love this GRADUAL TANNING SERUM and add it to my moisturizer every other day to keep a glowy tan on my face (TIP : since I moisturize and cleanse my face more often than my body I find that I must use this oil more often than my body tanner to keep the two shades the same.) After I have applied my mousse I love to deepen the color a bit by using THIS TANNING MIST which is super simple to use and great for touch ups if I find the tan is fading faster than I thought.

UPKEEP : I usually apply my tanner at night, sleep in it (to allow the color to deepen) and then shower in the morning! After I shower then I use a GENTLE MOISTURIZER (TIP : steer clear of oils!! These will break down your tan faster!) to keep the skin hydrated and keep my tan looking great for as long as possible! I love this BRONZING LOTION for touch ups in a pinch, but if my tan is fading faster than I would like or I want to quickly deepen the color I will just apply THE TANNING MIST!

That’s all!! I know this feels like a lot of info, BUT once I get the routine down it goes super quickly and is truly something I look forward to and crave!

xo, Kate

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

#lowkey Makeup Routine

If there is ONE thing I have learned whilst laying on my death bed/growing a human it is that: less is more (oh, AND that makeup smells terrrrrrrible when your pregnant ๐Ÿ˜œ). With that said here are the key players in my #lowkey makeup look for the gal who wants to look fresh, but don’t got no time for the fuss!

CONCEALER : My TOP priority when it comes to makeup is: looking awake. #DUH. For full awakeness (yes, that is now a word ๐Ÿ˜˜) that works with every skin tone I bring you MY HOLY GRAIL CONCEALER. This babe applies easy with just the fingertip and will keep your eyes looking bright and hydrated. This concealer is one of my clients favorites and works for both young and aging skin beautifully. Most importantly this concealer is the PERFECT shade of salmon that cancels out blue/purple veins so not a soul needs to know how late you were up bingeing Netflix #youarewelcome.

GLOSS : This honey has been my go-to gloss for moooooonths now and I feel confident recommending it to each of you because it is a universal shade that flatters every shade of skin and leaves your lips feeling hydrated and lookin real glossy!

BROWS : I have sworn by this clear brow gel foreve’s, but my low maintenance self needed a lil’ color in her life. I recently converted to the tinted gel in “Brun”! THIS STUFF keeps my brows put, adds dimension AND color all at once!

CONTOUR : When it comes to subtle dimension in the face this is the tool that DELIVERS chiseled cheekbones while staying natural and simple to use! The color “Amber” has a beautiful grey undertone that flatters the natural skin and looks more like a natural shadow on the face than bronzer. Simply blend in with the fingers for beautiful definition!

BLUSH : Blush without a brush?? Yes please! I am hooked on these CUSHION BLUSHERS because they look so fresh on the face and they are sooooo simple to use! Apply to the cheeks and pat in with the fingertips.

If you are feelin’ a little extra and you’ve got time, slap on your favorite mascara and you are golden sister! How’s THAT for #lowkey????!? Do you love?

xo, Kayti