You know, I really couldn't believe that it was April but today as I was driving home for lunch, I realized that all the trees in our neighborhood are starting to bloom so it really MUST BE APRIL! I'm so excited warmer weather is on the way, although I'm nervous about how dry our winter has been here in Utah. We seriously only got one serious snowstorm this year, which means our snowpack is low in the mountains. Everyone is saying out summer is going to be HOT this year. We're trying super duper hard to save up and put central air in the house before June comes, but I'm not sure if we'll be able to swing it this year. Fingers crossed. Anyway, I wanted to take a . . .
This post has been sponsored by the PRIMP Network. All opinions are my own We're about to get personal here - but hey, that's what this blog is for: to be a friend, a pal, a "been there, done that" type of gal in your life to help you navigate the waters of living a bold, vibrant life. So, let's just call out the elephant in the room (or blog?) and talk about it: lip care. Specifically: Cold sores. Yeah. I went there. You might be cringing. You might be thinking "Heyyyy there, Chelsie. That is just a little too yucky for my morning reading." But I believe in keeping it real over here and that means discussing the good, the bad, and the ugly. Now that the weather . . .
*Affiliate links used in this post at no cost to you. Thanks for supporting HTC It's the most wonderful time of the yearrrrrrr! One of my FAVORITE events to use an excuse to treat myself starts TOMORROW and after trying out so many of the products that are going to be on sale this year, I knew I had to share what information I could with everyone else who wants to take advantage of the amazing sales. 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% off or more.) Every day has a new sale on a new product and there are "hot buys" for the whole 21 days, where . . .
*Affiliate Links St. Patrick's Day has never really been my thing, but I always smile when it comes around because it means two things: One: My birthday is coming up soon Two: Spring will be here before we know it. So, for those two reasons alone, I've decided to give St. Patrick's Day a little more love and acknowledgment this year and create a simple but fun makeup look to rock for that day. I was inspired by my new Morphe Jewel Tone palette (which I hauled recently in a massive Ulta order on Instagram live) which has a beautiful gold shadow named "Fool's Gold." I knew that this shade would be the star of the look and used that shadow as the base for . . .
“This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #CleanFaceWithEquate http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV” Once or twice a week, I get on Instagram Stories to share a beauty product while I'm getting ready in the morning for work. Without fail, every time I start my story I say: "I'm running late for work, but I wanted to show you this product real quick." It seems like no matter how much sleep I get or how early I get up, I'm still always running late. I really think it's been harder since I made the transition back to full-time work - instead of going to work for a couple hours, I . . .
This post has been sponsored by the PRIMP Network. All opinions are my own. February has literally flown by (I really think losing those two extra days makes it go by so much faster!) and I wanted to hop on and fine-tune a blog series so I can consistently share some of my favorite things that I think are worth noting and possibly be purchasing! Introducing "A Few of my Favorite Things" - which will be a monthly series where I wrap up some of my favorite products, discoveries, and reads that I loved that month! Favorite Things | February: Sudara Robe - This was sent to me last month and I was absolutely honored to be given it and to wear it. I've been . . .
Disclaimer - I am NOT a medical professional and am not giving any medical advice. I am sharing what has been working for me and the things that have been helpful to me in losing weight. Seek the advice of a professional before changing your diet. About a year ago, I shared this post about my health journey and how I wanted to get serious about taking care of my body. I started getting serious, but, as it always happens, I let my knee replacement become my excuse and gave up again. It's really easy to say "I can't workout because of my knee." The truth, though, is that I can work out - I just can't do the workouts I want to without risking injury to my leg or . . .
I know, I know. Many of you requested a more simple Valentine's Day makeup tutorial. And I swear, I had all the plans and intentions on doing a simple makeup look. But then, I got the new Stila Glitter and Glo eyeshadow and I don't know what happened. Before I knew it, I had this rather dramatic, glittery pink smokey eye look and I loved it so much that I've recreated it at least 5 times. And then, when I shared a shot of it on my Instagram, the response was OVERWHELMINGLY positive. Ya'll wanted a tutorial! Soooo, here goes. Also, please enjoy the various faces that come with shooting a makeup tutorial - I'm convinced there's just no way to take flattering photos . . .
I was going through Christmas Movie withdrawals last month SO BADLY. I kept sitting down and turning on Netflix thinking about watching a Cheesy Christmas movie and then realizing with such deep sadness that Christmas is OVER and I have to wait at least 6 months until it's socially acceptable to start watching Christmas movies again. (Yes, I start getting ready for Christmas in July and I'm not sorry about it.) So, in the absence of the wonderful cheesy goodness of The Christmas Prince, I decided to embark on a Valentine's Day Movie adventure. I've been watching ALL the rom-coms that Netflix has to offer over the last couple weeks and feel like I have thoroughly . . .
DISCLOSURE - I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice - these are just tips and tricks suggested by the HTC community. Please consult a doctor if you are dealing with serious migraine issues! It's been quite a week (and if you follow me on Instagram and watch my stories, you know what I'm talking about.) If you haven't been hanging out on my stories (shameless plug-please come hang out in my stories, they are currently my favorite and I absolutely love being able to talk to you guys in my DM's,) here's a 10-word recap of what's been going on: In the last month, I've had a lot of migraines. Like, at least 5. It's been . . .
*affiliate links I love seeing everyone's "best of beauty 2017" posts, but every time I read one, I find myself thinking that since those products came out in 2017, I shouldn't spend money on them since something better is bound to be released in 2018. I realize that isn't really a logical thought pattern because it takes me months of trying out a product before I feel comfortable recommending it to you all. That being said, I wanted to share my top 40 beauty products that I TRULY tested out through 2017 and that I feel 100% comfortable recommending to you. Some of these products were sent to me in PR, most of them I bought myself, and I truly feel like I've got . . .
This post has been sponsored by the PRIMP Network. All opinions are my own. It's no secret that I've been on a journey (a long one, at that) to learning how to love myself and my body again. For a long time, I felt very pretty dang betrayed by my body and had a very hard time coming to grips with the fact that it would never be the same again. Cancer has a funny way of staying with you like that, even 11 years later. October is a rough month for me - it's the month I celebrate my remission anniversary, but it is also the month I lost one of my closest friends from my hospital floor, Maddie. To say that the survivor's guilt is heavy is an understatement. So, as . . .