Whelp. I know I'm not the only one feeling like I've been whiplashed over the last week. Everything has changed so drastically and escalated so quickly with COVID-19 and I feel like it's taking everything I have to just keep my head on straight. On top of that, I am currently being treated for Strep Throat and Tonsilitis, so it's been extra hard to stay calm with my own health. I've debated whether or not to even put this post together because talking about a makeup sale feels frivolous and ridiculous during a time of real issues. However, I also know that the things that are helping me the most right now are things that help life feel normal, and shopping this sale . . .
This post was sponsored by Babbleboxx. All opinions are my own. It's officially the most wonderful time of the year and as I write this, I have a Hallmark Christmas movie playing in the background, my Christmas tree all lit up, and snow is falling outside. I mean, could it be more perfect? I'm gearing up for all of the food, shopping, and holiday parties coming my way for the rest of the year and I am so excited to be teaming up with Babbleboxx and their partners to share some must-have products for the holiday season. All of these products will help you feel beautiful inside and out during the holiday season, especially at parties. I know that I always get a . . .
*affiliate links used in this post at no cost to you. Thanks for supporting HTC Tomorrow is the first day of my favorite part of the year. I don't know about you, but there's just something so magical about September. Cooler temperatures are coming, the holidays are around the corner, and (maybe it's because I'm an Enneagram 4) but the air always feels nostalgic and welcoming once September hits. You know what else is magical about September 1st? It kicks off Ulta's huge semi-annual sale: 21 Days of Beauty! Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty is a semi-annual event (held in the spring and fall) where they mark down a ton of high-end products for one day (usually 50% . . .
affiliate links First: almost all of the photos I took of this tutorial got corrupted while backing them up to my external hard drive so I need to reshoot it! HOWEVER, there is an IGTV video tutorial here with the complete tutorial for anyone interested and I wanted to get the step-by-step words and products listed here for anyone who wanted them! True story: Once I started really getting into makeup, I used to feel SO insecure to go out without foundation because I hated how uneven my skin looked. I have a few patches of discoloration on my cheeks that powders have a hard time sticking to and without an even base, it looked like I had no clue what I was . . .
Over the last year, I've developed a deep, deep love and obsession for TJ Maxx and all the magical things you can find there. It started with a trip to one when I was home last summer for Beach Week. I popped into the local TJ Maxx to look for some flip flops because mine had broken the second day we had arrived at the ocean. As I wandered towards the shoes, I got distracted by the beauty aisle where a familiar logo caught my eye - Anastasia Beverly Hills. I took a sharp right to go investigate and before I knew it, I was sitting on the ground, sifting through the beauty bins. I couldn't believe it - SO many brands that I spent big dollars on in Ulta and Sephora were . . .
*affiliate links In a quest to find the best Stila drugstore liquid eyeliner dupes, I found the best drugstore liquid eyeliner for beginners! This liquid eyeliner doesn't crack, is inky black, and is long lasting. I've rounded up the 5 best drugstore liquid eyeliners that I've tried below. Last week, we went on an eyeliner journey on my Instagram stories to find the best drugstore liquid liner that could dupe my holy grail liner: the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner. Every day, for 5 days, I tested a new drugstore liner on one eye and compared it to the Stila Stay All Day liner on my other eye. I'm rounding up all the results from the week of testing . . .
Chelsie opens up about why she loves playing with makeup, how she got into it, her makeup philosophy and why she decided to start her Utah Beauty Blog. Last week, I posted this picture to Instagram with the following caption: "I’ll never claim to know everything about makeup, and I sure as heck do not have the skill set to create the looks other beauty gurus can. Sometimes, I feel kind of silly and almost like an imposter when I share beauty posts or do makeup tutorials. Who am I to create and share that content? But, every morning, I sit down in front of my vanity and I create. I play with colors and shapes and textures. And when I’m done, I look at . . .
Thanks to Babbleboxx.com for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions and thoughts presented are entirely my own. Thanks for supporting Hey There, Chelsie! If you've been around here for a while, you might know that Valentine's Day holds some significant meaning to me, as it marks the anniversary off finishing my first chemotherapy treatment 13 years ago. For a while, Valentine's Day was hard for me because it brought back some pretty rough memories but I've worked hard to change how I felt about Valentine's Day over the last few years. Now, instead of using Valentine's Day as an excuse to feel sad about what I went through, I use it as an excuse to celebrate . . .
It's no secret that Dustin and I have been working really hard at changing our lifestyles for the last year and, I'm proud to say, we've been really successful in just that: lifestyle changes. Two years ago, we found ourselves both at our heaviest weight, with Dustin recovering from a very scary emergency gallbladder removal surgery while traveling for my sister's wedding. It scared us both. We realized that we had developed a lot of habits that were resulting in our bodies feeling pretty crummy and not performing the way we wanted them to. So, we set out to make changes that would actually stick and would slowly, but surely, give us the results we wanted: feeling . . .