Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Kick*ss Red Lips

I have always envied woman who could pull off a red lip. I've tried so many products that were just the wrong tone, or they smelled funny (yup that happens), or they didn't last. I'm lazy, and I don't want to reapply every half hour (plus I'll forget). Then I'll end up with red lipstick that's fades or some how has traveled up to mu forehead ( no clue how that happened lol) but the Lipstick gods have heard my prayers and I finally found the perfect products! And they are..................... (imagine a drum roll, buildng the anticipation haha)

MAC Lip liner in Cherry Red ( beautiful blue tone that makes your teeth look so white)
Limecrime's Velvetines in Red Velvet (again makes teeth look so white)

Both of these products are gorgeous on their own, but together, they are unbeatable. They create a beautiful matte velvety red THAT DOES NOT COME OFF! Unless you use a oil based makeup remover. I wore this for my sister's wedding, in July in New England on a sunny humid day, from 3 pm to 5am! I drank, ate, cried, and danced all night!

I will warn you, the Limecrime Velvetines are hard to get a hold of. They sell out so fast! I spent months trying to get a hold of one, but is 150% worth it! I can't wait till they have more colors!

"Beauty to me is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or kickass red lipstick!" - Gwyneth Paltrow

<3 Chelsea

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Would you rather *Makeup Edition*

Saw a fellow blogger do this. You can find her blog Here!  Thanks!
Here it goes...
1.) Would you rather lose all of your mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks, and lip-glosses or lose all of your palettes and eye shadows?
Hmmm I love my pallettes, but sorry guys, I can work better with the others! So pallettes it is (I still love you)
 2.) Would you rather chop off all your hair or never be able to cut it again?
Wait.. What's a haircut? haha I never cut my hair as it is, so never be able to cut it again.
3.) Would you rather have a coral cheek or a pink cheek?
I'm a pink cheek girl.
4.) If you had £1000 to spend, would you rather buy clothes or makeup?
hmmm this is definetly a tough one..... I guess I would say make up, I already have wayyyyy to many clothes.
5.) Would you rather apply lipstick as eyeliner, or eyeliner as lipstick?
Definetly lipstick as eyeliner. Eyeliner on your lips is probably going to be a nightmare! 
6.) Would you rather only shop at MAC or Sephora?
As a former Sephora empleyee, there will always be a special spot in my heart for Sephora <3
7.) Would you rather only use one eyeshadow color or one lip color for the rest of your life?
One lip color, red, hands down.
8.) Would you rather wear winter clothes in summer or summer clothes in winter?
I always layer summer clothes in the winter.
9.) Would you rather have dark nails or bright nails all year round?
HMMM pastel nails? That would be colorful  nails, but does that mean bright.... dilemas
10.) Would you rather give up your favorite lip product or your favorite eye product?
Hmmm Cherry MAC Lip Liner, or Benefit They're Real Mascara.... toughy... I think I'd dump the mascara..
11.) Would you rather only be able to wear your hair in a ponytail or a messy bun?
Well now that I figured out how to get my extentions in my pony tail.. I'd go with my super long pony :)
12.) Would your rather never be able to paint your nails again or never use lip gloss?
13.) Would you rather shave your eyebrows and have none at all or sharpie them in everyday?
Draw them in I think, but lightly.. I already have a couple bald spots (clumsy as a child.. well clumsy now too haha)
14.) Would you rather live without makeup or nail polish?

Oh my... this might be the hardest question I've EVER had to answer... I can't live with out either.. so I guess.. I'd just die, I really can't make a choice.

Thanks for reading! If you have a blog give this a shot! Ready GO


Thursday, June 13, 2013

Chins chins chinny chins!


So my sister and I were talking about her wedding which is almost a month away! Yikes! We were talking about toning and exercising for the wedding. I said "I wish there were exercises for double chins cause I'd do those all the time!" and she was like "Oh yeah me too."

So I decided to look some up and BAM! Chin exercises everywhere! Whatttt how did I not know that! So I'm clicking through some sites and half an hour later (haha) I know tons about chins! They even have chin toning wraps! Oh my, I'm stunned I didn't know this! Apparently it's very popular (who knew)

Some of these exercises I'm convinced are made up to just make you look silly!

Example 1

Stand erect with your feet about shoulder-width apart and tilt your head back and look up to the ceiling. Pucker your lips tightly as if you are going to kiss and extend your lips to try to kiss the ceiling. 
Keep puckered for a count of 10, relax and repeat 10 times. 
Try to consciously relax the other muscles of your face when performing this chin exercise. 

AKA stand and make kissy faces at the ceiling?

Example 2

Chin slap is one of the best exercises for reducing a double chin. 
With the back of your hand, gently and slowly slap underneath your chin. 
When slapping, start gently and build up speed gradually. 
Do this for a couple of minutes each time, two or three times a day.

AKA hit yourself repeatedly. Is this like getting punched in the stomach to tone abs?

I mean I'm sure they work, but man there is no way to not look odd doing these!

Thanks for reading!!


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Three foundations, three prices, one face.

Hello Lovelies!
 There are SOO many foundations out there, and the price range is just as large! I’ve had my battle with foundations, and some have just not worked out with my skin. In this blog I’m going to go over my top three so far.
First is True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup. ($12.99)
I love love love love love this foundation! It’s a medium coverage and very buildable. It creates a beautiful dewy look. It doesn’t make me break out and it lasts for so long!

Second is Clinique Acne Solutions Foundation ($24)
This is my go to foundation if I’m breaking out a lot. It kicks pimples butts while disguising them! It had good coverage and stays on pretty well.  It doesn’t give me the dewy-ness that I like, so I use a highlighter (smashbox) on my cheek bones when wearing this foundation

And last but absolutely not least, YSL LE TEINT TOUCHE ÉCLAT ILLUMINATING FOUNDATION ($55)
This is the most expensive foundation I have ever purchased, and I love it. It has a beautiful coverage, very dewy (I love dewy looks) It did make me break out at first, but after adjusting my skin care routine it hasn’t cause any breakouts since. The coverage is wonderful and works for a heavy coverage as well as a medium one.  

Thank you for reading!
*A smile is your greatest
-Chelsea <3


Sunday, June 2, 2013

BB Creams - Less is More!

Hello lovelies!

So I'm finally going to do my first blog! Yay!! I've been trying to figure out what to write about, liners, lips, whole looks, or foundations. Finally I decided to start from the beginning, BB Cream!

I love love love BB cream, it's wonderful and definitely magical. Now I've tried a few different ones, cheap expensive and everything in between. I always go back to Loreal's Magic BB.
Now my skin is very dry and very red always. I will also break out for no reason at all (thanks skin) so this BB is really easy on my skin. Others (Smashbox, Urban Decay, Maybelline) are too cakey, or oily for me.

With this said, I'm not saying the other ones I've tried aren't good, they may work for you, they may not, so give them a try! For me though Loreal is my favorite!

I think next I will compare a high end, middle of the road, and cheap foundation? Or my have summer lip color... hmmmmmm

Don't let anyone keep you down beautiful!