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In Beauty on
May 28, 2015

Get Ready with Me: My Lazy 10 Minute Makeup Routine

Easy 10 Minute Makeup

My favorite kind of makeup look is one that is easy, minimal, and natural looking. When I’m feeling like looking more put together without all of the fuss of a million products, this is the 10 minute makeup routine I follow.

Check out a text tutorial and video demo below:


Products used: theBalm TimeBalm primer (c/o), It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer, NYX Tinted Brow Mascara (Review), tarte Rainforest After Dark blush/bronzer/highlighter, PIXI Lash Booster Mascara (Review), Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon in Carolina Coast

Easy Makeup Routine

Easy 10 Minute Lazy Makeup:

  1. Optional: Apply a primer to smooth out your pores. Even when I’m only applying concealer, I use a face primer. It’s a godsend for dry skin because primers help to keep your makeup from drying up as well.
  2. Add concealer where needed.
  3. Fill in brows with a tinted brow mascara.
  4. Lightly add bronzer to below your cheekbones, top of the temple, and right below the lips.
  5. Apply blush right above the cheekbone color.
  6. Add a light highlight color to the cupid’s bow, along the eyes, bridge of the nose, and the “C” around the eyes and brows.
  7. Apply a natural looking mascara.
  8. Add lip color.

Enjoy your easy makeup look. This takes less than 10 minutes for me to complete and enhances the features I like the most about my face.

What is your go-to makeup look? What products do you use on a daily basis?

I’d love your suggestions.

In Beauty on
February 6, 2015

My Wedding Makeup Rundown and Tutorial

Easy wedding makeup tutorial from Rebecca Kelsey

Hi Kind Friends!

Today is a special day, I finally have for you the rundown of the makeup I wore for my wedding. I’m a simple DIY girl so I did my makeup myself, buying only a few products to compliment the makeup I already owned.

Here is a video tutorial of all the products used, explained in detail. The coloring in the video is a little off so I also provided photos to show you the finished look. This is also the makeup I have in all of my default photos, just in case you wondered.

I hope you enjoy.

All the makeup shown in this video:

For detailed application instructions, watch the video above.

Do you have a particular makeup product that you wear on special occasions? Share it with me!

PS Am I the only person that thinks life needs more special occasions?

In Fashion on
October 24, 2014

Get Ready with Me: Sailor Jupiter Halloween Costume


Hi Kind Friends! Today I’m sharing with you a fun Get Ready with Me video for my Sailor Jupiter costume. I was Sailor Jupiter in 2012 and I just had to bring out the costume again since Sailor Moon Crystal premiered this year.


Makeup products used:

-Eyeshadows from The Naked Palette by Urban Decay and Meet Matt(e) Nude by theBalm (c/o).
-Nude eyeliner and mascara by tarte cosmetics
-Pink blush (used under the eyes) is the Happy Blush by Physician’s Formula (c/o)
-Blush by mark. cosmetics

I also went with my hair down this year. In 2012 I wore it with my hair up like this:

rebecca kelsey halloween

For a more detailed tutorial on how to be Sailor Jupiter, check out this article I wrote on omghow: How to be Sailor Jupiter for Halloween

[My last video, just in case you missed it: The Tales of Beedle the Bard review]

What is your costume this year?


In Beauty on
August 27, 2014

Volunminous Messy Top Knot for Thin Hair

how to messy bun for thin hair
Hi Kind Friends! Today I’m showing you how I make a messy bun when I have extremely thin hair. It’s a really easy style that takes less than five minutes and does not use a sock bun.

Side note, this style would look great with a bold lip.

Last thin hair tutorial: Milkmaid Braid for Thin and Short Hair (Using a Scarf)

Check out the video below:


  1. Hair tie that match your hair
  2. Bobby pins that match your hair (Goody makes good ones)
  3. Hairspray (from theBalm)

Instructions (see video):

  1. Add some dry shampoo or texturizing spray to your hair if it’s squeaky clean. My hair is just dirty in this video, ha!
  2. Bring your hair all of the way to the top of your head (think I Dream of Jeanie) and loop the hair tie around it as many times as you ban until you have only one loop left.
  3. With that last loop, put your hair through half way.
  4. Reposition pieces of your hair as if it were a bun. It’s hard to explain, look to the video for reference. Bobbypin your hair into those desired positions.
  5. Take out strands from the front.
  6. Pull hair from the scalp to make it look more voluminous.
  7. Hairspray to keep in place all day.
 If you are reading this, leave me a comment telling me your go-to hairstyle! Mine is half up.

I hope this top knot for thin hair was helpful to you!

(Hair inspiration pictures found on Tumblr. Sources unknown.)

In Beauty, Fashion on
October 29, 2013

Amy Pond Costume, Hair, Makeup, and Nails for Halloween

DIY amy pond doctor who costume hair and makeup

Chris and I have been really obsessed with Doctor Who…. that’s an understatement. In this post you will see how you can get my favorite character’s look for Halloween, Amy Pond, with things you already have in your closet!

We started watching Doctor Who on Netflix a few months ago and couldn’t put it down. I can’t wait for the 50th anniversary episode next month! Amy Pond quickly became my favorite character, followed closely by Rose Tyler.


How to look like Amy Pond


Create smooth and loose wave rather than tight spiral curls. For some of the episodes Amy had straight hair but for a lot of the episodes it was very loose waves.

Products used: Macadamia Flawless Cleansing ConditionerMacadamia Healing Oil SprayConair Infiniti Pro Spin Air BrushConair You Wrap and Wave, Goody hair clips, Redken Forceful Hairspray


Amy’s makeup is always simple (except for that one episode where she was a rebel model…? I guess that is what she is like without Roary) with usually a pink lip and pink blush.

Products used:  theBalm Time Balm primer (c/o), tarte Maracuja Oil concealerMilani Light/Medium The Multitasker Face PowderNYX Eyebrow Cake PowderUrban Decay Naked Basics Palette in Walk of Shame, Venus, and Cravetarte Lash Primer (The Mascara Diaries review), tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes (The Mascara Diaries review), tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in AmusedNYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Tokyo


Amy wears a lot of leather or faux leather jackets with layers. Whenever she wore shorts or skirts she paired them with tights or stockings. Every day she also wore an Eiffel tower necklace, I borrowed one from my sister in law Lina. All the fashion items were from Target, Forever 21, or JC Penney. She also wears flannel often.


Originally I was planning on wearing Tardis nails but I didn’t think I’d be able to pull it off (I’m sure I would have messed it up) so I opted for galaxy nails. I did an easy version of galaxy nails by combining dark polish, a glitter polish that has both chunky and small glitters, and optionally silver dots. See the tutorial above for the final look.

What are you going to be for Halloween? Let me know in the comments!

In Beauty on
August 28, 2013

Tara Stiles Inspired Makeup Tutorial

tara stiles makeup tutorial

Yoga guru Tara Stiles is such a natural beauty. She probably uses little to no makeup at all on a daily basis. Here I attempted to mimic her look using some products I have at home. 

If you aren’t familiar with Tara, she is a world renowned yoga instructor that has gotten a lot of media attention the past few years. I discovered her from her YouTube channel collaborations with LivestrongWoman and have fallen in love since. 

tara stiles inspired makeup tutorial

My other posts on Tara:

  1. Review: The Complete Guide to Yoga by Tara Stiles and Michael Taylor on MindBodyGreen
  2. My Happiness Project: August/Energy #1
  3. Trying New Things
  4. Yoga for a Deep Sleep with Tara Stiles

I wish I knew the actually products she uses but as of now it is a complete mystery! I have seen in her organic bathroom tour that she has some products from NARS and I’ve read that she loves a particular kind of eyelash curler. 

Products used (affiliate links):

  1. theBalm Time Balm Primer (c/o) 
  2. Physician’s Formula BB Cream (Review)
  3. NYX eyeshadow base ESB03 
  4. Physician’s Formula Healthy Wear Bronzer 
  5. Benefit blush* (discontinued, I don’t know the name but it is the light pink color pictured below)
  6. NYX brow product for brunettes
  7. mark. eyeliner, Jet Set 
  8. mark. Scandalash mascara
  9. theBalm Stainiac lip stain (c/o)

natural cruelty-free makeup

I hope you guys loved this Tara Stiles inspired tutorial using all cruelty-free products!

If you have any blog post requests, let me know in the comments.

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In Beauty on
August 21, 2013

Easy Milkmaid Braid for Short and Thin Hair (Using a Scarf or Ribbon)

easy milkmaid braid for short and thin hair

My hair has always been so thin that whenever it was long enough for a milkmaid it still looked really weird and ridiculous. Now that my hair is shorter it is even harder to make a milkmaid braid look decent. 

This is where my scarf comes in. I have this really gorgeous scarf with roses on it that was way too thick (it looked like I was drowning in it) so I cut off a sliver (maybe an inch and a half wide) and used it to make my milkmaid braid look thicker. Extra bonus, it’s an accessory!

How to get a milkmaid braid on thin and short hair (video tutorial):

You will need:

  1. A ribbon or a scarf that is more than double the length of your hair
  2. Something to hold the scarf at the top of your head (I used a hair clip)
  3. Two hair ties
  4. Bobby pins (if needed)

Written instructions:

  1. Separate your hair into to halves
  2. Secure the scarf or ribbon on top of your head (to keep it in place while you braid)
  3. Braid each side of your hair in an upward motion and secure with a hair tie
  4. Bring the braid to the top of your head and loop the end of the scarf to the top of your head (easier to see in the video tutorial)
  5. Repeat on the other side and either hide the ends of the scarf or make a bow

Send me pictures of your milkmaid braid to my Instagram or Facebook! I’d love to see how this scarf milkmaid braid looks on your hair. This has been a lifesaver for me, now I can finally do a milkmaid braid and not look silly!

What is one hairdo you’ve always wanted to do but cant for some reason?