affiliate links may be used in this post at no additional cost to you PR Sample - products have been sent to me in exchange for my honest review. I've never really struggled with awful skin growing up. Sure, I had the occasional pimple and I did have a weird bumpy texture on my cheeks, but it was manageable and something I never gave much thought to. I'll be the first to admit that I never even took my makeup off during my college years and didn't own a face wash. It was only after I really started experimenting and growing in the world of makeup that I realized I was doing some damage to my skin by not taking care of it. Around this time last year, I found . . .
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyPureRelief #CollectiveBias It's November 3rd. Halloween is officially over. And you can bet your bottom that the Christmas music has started playing in my home and I'm NOT EVEN SORRY! This is my absolute favorite time of the year and I wouldn't mind if time slowed down just a little bit so I can enjoy every second of it. One of my favorite parts about the holiday season? Holiday makeup! There's just something so exciting to me about taking the time to put my makeup on for a fancy holiday party or dinner. Maybe it's because it's an extra excuse to . . .
This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® & Suave Professionals but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #SuaveBeliever #pmgSuave http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Oh October, I think I love you most of all. I know I said that about September, but now that October is here, I truly think it's my favorite month. The leaves have all turned, the weather is warm and gentle and my closet is full of sweaters and leggings. The one downside to the cooler weather? The air starts drying out and along with dry lips and a dry nose, my hair gets dry too. It's not fun. Since we left the Deep South, my hair has . . .
This post was sponsored by Groupon, all opinions are my own! I love watching trends come and go in the beauty industry because it's really exciting to me to see what creative (or weird) things come to light. I mean, who remembers black and white chunky hair (or skunk hair, as I liked to call it.) It was definitely trendy back when I was in middle school and listened to Avril Lavine and if my mother had let me, I would have colored my hair exactly like that. Thankfully, that trend didn't stick, but there are plenty of trends in beauty right now that I'm LOVING and either just tried, or want to try in the next few months. Gel Nails - To celebrate surviving . . .
Affiliate links: clicking on a link may result in a small commission for me at no extra cost to you! It's been a hot second since I sat down and did a Beauty Favorites and Fails post (the last one was back here in Novemeber) so I figured I would sit down and just hammer out all my favorite and fails from the summer. Also, just because these products were discovered during the summer, doesn't mean that you can't use them and love them year round (because I know I will!) I love chatting beauty products because it is so exciting to me to help others find makeup that just works for them. I know what it's like to walk into an Ulta or Sephora and be completely . . .
I received free products in a PR package that I use in this post. All opinions are my own! Fun fact: I tried to get an ombre/balayage put in my hair 3-4 times and each time, it didn't go quite as planned. The first time? I was living in China. I somehow thought that going to a Chinese hairdresser who spoke no English (and I spoke very, VERY limited Chinese) with a picture of what I wanted would work out. Spoiler alert: It didn't. The second I got back to the states, I died my hair back to brown and had to cut most of the fried bottom ends off. The second time? I got it done at a beauty school. The girl left the bleach on for far too long and I was left with . . .
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #essenceEssentials #essenceAtTarget In typical Chelsie fashion, as I wandered aimlessly through the many aisles of Target last week, putting about 10 things in my basket that I did not need, I came to a sudden and sickening realization: the back-to-school supplies were out. I mean, I've known that it's been coming, but is summer really that close to being over? Before I know it, Dustin and I will be packing up our apartment in Louisiana and moving on to our next adventure and we'll be breaking out our fall boots and sweaters! Anyway, as I . . .
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MajorBeauty #CollectiveBias I know, I know. It's the middle of July, how dare I start speaking the words "back-to-school?" But let's be real, school is going to be starting before we know it, especially for those in the middle of their university years. Chatting about tests and lectures is probably not how you want to spend your Monday, so we'll skip over all of that and get to the good stuff: skincare. I used to never take care of my skin during my college years and it's one of my biggest regrets. I was super guilty of sleeping in my makeup (I somehow . . .
Affiliate Links: Clicking on a link may result in a small commission for me at no cost to you. Thanks for supporting HTC! I totally spaced updating my new mailing address with PopSugar MustHave when we left Arizona and promptly panicked when I received an email saying my April box had shipped to my old address. Thankfully, my managers at my old apartment complex emailed me and said they would forward the box on to our new address. I went and updated my address on PopSugar, but apparently, I have two accounts with them (one that I'm paying for the subscription with and one through my Facebook account) so my May box got sent to my old AZ address again. That . . .
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WhatMattersToU #CollectiveBias We're going to get a little personal up here today and talk about that "time of the month." I know, I know, it may be a little awkward reading about that on my blog, but let's be honest: almost all of us deal with a monthly dot and it's usually not a pleasant experience, so we should chat about it. It's not a pretty part of life, but it IS a part of life and I'm all about honesty and authenticity here. I have a love/hate relationship with my dot. I know that I usually feel like crawling into a hole when my dot comes . . .
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyJergensGlow #CollectiveBias One of the brightest thoughts that carried me through the year I spent in the hospital fighting pediatric Osteosarcoma was my Make-A-Wish. I knew that once I had finished my chemotherapy and was finally in remission, my wish for a tropical vacation would come true. Images of the Caribbean Ocean and tropical fish often carried me through some of the darkest times of my treatment. Finally, a year after I had been diagnosed and 3 months after finishing my last chemotherapy, my family and best friend finally embarked on a 7-day . . .
Affiliate links: clicking on links may result in a small commission for me at no additional cost to you! Not sponsored; I bought all of these products with my own money! As much as I love splurging on high-end makeup products that just work, I also LOVE finding beauty products that deliver an amazing result for a fraction of the price. I'm all about reducing the overwhelm someone might feel when they walk down the makeup aisles, so the next time you're looking to spoil yourself with something small (but awesome) here's the top 10 beauty products under 10 dollars for you to consider! Colourpop Ultra Satin Lippies ($6.00) My girlfriends can vouch as to how . . .