lemon scrub

With warmer weather just around the corner, there’s nothing better than a fresh, zesty body scrub to make your skin shine. Trust me when I say that this sweet lemon concoction will have you smelling just as good as spring feels. I’ll even let you in on a secret: for a fraction of the price, this simple do-it-yourself scrub easily compares to one of my favorites from The Body Shop. Let’s get started! Continue reading



Exciting news: Love, Kaila has teamed up with Rocksbox, a premium jewelry subscription package, to bring you an entire month of FREE jewels! Similar to popular subscription services like Birchbox or Dollar Shave Club, Rocksbox stylists select three different designer jewelry items based on your personal preference and mail them to you each month. Wear the pieces as long as you like before shipping them back (also for FREE) to swap for different items, or purchase whatever you fall in love with using your monthly Shine Spend. This is an easy and affordable way to step up your jewelry game, and you can try out the first month FREE with our code: kailagraycexoxo – frost yourself, ladies!




Is wearing makeup to the gym really as bad as everyone makes it out to be? In short – yes! Pre-gym primping is considered a major no-no, but sometimes it’s easy to use the excuse that there simply isn’t enough time to stop for a primping session after hitting the weights. Since we’re just going to put it right back on later it’s no big deal, right? Wrong.

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This post has been a long time coming, so I think it’s safe to say that I’m more than excited to share it with you guys! For a little background knowledge, Mackenzie and I met on Instagram through a common interest, and instantly clicked after recognizing that we both had a child at a young age, grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and enjoy many similar activities. I had recently started blogging at the time, and was later introduced to Mackenzie’s blog, Keeping Up With Kale. We agreed on the idea that it would be so much fun to collaborate on a post together, which brings me here! Mackenzie, better known as one of the fan favorites from season 19 of “The Bachelor,” is one of the sweetest and most down to earth girls I have ever met. So, in honor of ABC’s season 20 of “The Bachelor” kick starting yet another new love adventure, get to know a more personal side of Mackenzie through our exclusive Q & A interview below! Continue reading


Glowing Skin

Contouring and highlighting has recently swept the beauty industry by storm, and for good reason. It’s a simple addition to anyone’s everyday beauty routine that will bring tired or dull-looking skin back to life. The concept of highlighting is to draw attention to certain features, which is why a little highlight is ideal for inner eyes, brow bones, and above cheekbones. With any of these ten amazing products from brands and budgets all across the board, you will have that gorgeous, lit-from-within glow in no time! Continue reading


With autumn in full swing, it’s that time of year again to add new fall shades to your beauty collection. I know I’m not the only one who’s been anxiously awaiting berry-bitten lips, bold brows, and earthy shadow tones!

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This month, I partnered up with the ever talented, self taught MUA and MAC freelance artist, McKenna Leininger, to create this gorgeous fall makeup look. I had originally envisioned this article to be posted on The Beauty Bar, but now that their journey is coming to an end, I thought I’d share with you here on my personal page as well. Using a few of our fall favorites by MAC, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Jaclyn Hill, and more, McKenna captures the perfect look for a family photo shoot, holiday get together, or day at the pumpkin patch. She also gives us the inside scoop on which products you can use to achieve this look! Be sure to check out her Instagram (@malonemua) for even more beauty tips and tricks. Continue reading