Monday, October 27, 2014

NARs Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base

If I had a quarter for every time I have read about this product or seen it used I would be a millionaire! I held off on buying it because I had a product very similar to it that I needed to finish and because of the price. I am happy to report though, that it is well worth the money! I have very very very oily eyelids and although other eyeshadow bases are just fine this one is by far the front runner and cult favorite for me.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Cliniuqe Chubby Stick

My most recent lip purchase is this lovely plum color. I have never had a Cliniuqe Chubby Stick and although I am late to the game I now know why they are a cult favorite. Besides it being very pigmented, it also is creamy and very moisturizing. This Intense shade in Grandest Grape, is quickly becoming my new go to fall lip color! 

What is your current lip color? 


Monday, October 20, 2014

Currently Testing

Whenever I want to purchase a new product and I know I can get a sample of it I do! Although most of the time you can return makeup, as long as you have a receipt, I just feel better when I can test something out first in my own environment before I purchase it. Especially if what I am looking to buy is expensive.  

Sephora and Nordstrom are great about making samples and they also have good return policies. Currently I want a new foundation. Do I really need a new foundation, no probably not but I want one...great logic I know. Their is nothing wrong with my current foundation but I have had it for a while now and am getting bored with it. So after researching I decided to sample Nars Sheer Glow foundation. I have tested it in a few different situations, including one where I needed it to last all day with very little time for touch ups, and so far I like it. But I will let you know my final thought if I decide to purchase it. 

Do you sample any products before buying? 


Friday, October 17, 2014

Ro's Argan Body Conditioner

Please excuse the less than beautiful state of this product but it was living in my shower until I finished it. I love this product, hence the ugly state and the fact that I used it all up. At first I was confused when someone tried to explain it to me as a body conditioner. Basically you put this on after you finish everything in the shower, including actually washing yourself. You take the product, which looks like hair conditioner, and put it all over your body and then rinse off. 

The best thing is, when you get out of the shower you just pat dry and BAM your moisturized. No extra lotion needed! Now if that isn't enough for you the fact that it smells like a rose garden is amazing! If you do not like roses, there is another scent and it does wear off by the morning. I have already repurchased this product because I just cannot live without it. I don't use it every night but definitely on those super lazy nights when I am to tired to do anything but shower and go to sleep. Warning: don't use this unless you no where to go for a while because it is very moisturizing and some might consider it as greasy but it sinks into the skin don't worry! 

What special shower product do you like to use? 


Monday, October 13, 2014

Mugs and Brushes

Brushes are hard to store. I don't want to put them in a drawer for fear they will lose their shape and I want to be able to see exactly what I have so when I am doing my makeup I know what to reach for! I realized that I had a lot of coffee mugs, because I am an avid mug why not display my beautiful mugs and put my brushes in them! It was a win win plus it makes my desk look cute when I can display my beautiful mugs. 

How do you store your makeup brushes? 


Friday, October 10, 2014

What Chelsea Did: School Bag

This is my last year in college, so I have a pretty good of idea of what works for me in terms of supplies. I do not carry much but what I do carry is essential for me! I usually carry a Longchamp Le Pliage bag because its big and easy to clean plus it looks cute! 

My school is on the quarter system, so every quarter I purchase a new 5 subject notebook. For me it is easier to only carry around one notebook instead of one for each course. I have to have a water bottle with me or I get super dehydrated. This one from Target is the latest edition to my water bottle collection and also the biggest! 

I usually will carry around some beauty things which I keep in my Longchamp pouch. I also have sunglasses, since it is always sunny where I go to school and a pouch for all my pens. Sometimes I bring a textbook to class, if the course requires it so right now I have my Latin textbook...pretty exciting right?! Just kidding. 

To go along with my notebook I will have a folder that I can keep forms, loose worksheets, and any other important items for class that I don't want to lose. Last but not least and probably one of the most important things in my bag is my planner. I cannot go anywhere without this thing, I even once called it my bible because without I would be a hot mess. It tells me everything I need to know for the upcoming week and I am a very forgetful person so writing things down really helps me. I will do a full review on the planner I have later but I highly recommend it!!! 

What do you keep in your school or work bag? 


Friday, October 3, 2014

September Favorites

Lets jump right into this. This month my face decided to freak out, partly because I am stressed from starting school, and going through recruitment for my sorority and secondly because I have not been keeping up with my skin care routine as usual...I know I know shame on me. So to help combat the weird bumps and big painful pimples I have been using the La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo. I have talking about this stuff before but it really does noticeably help the size of my bumps and or pimples decrease!

Lately I have been going for a less is more look with my makeup but if I still want to put something on my eyelids then I choose MAC Paint Pot in Groundwork. It is a great neutral, brown, taupe shade. It also helps to keep my lids from becoming super oily and it just makes my face look more polished and put together in my opinion.

Speaking of looking polished the Anatasia Brow Pomade also helps me achieve that. They say that the eyebrows frame the face and I am starting to believe that. I don't use a lot but when I do use it, my face instantly has more shape. A little warning: it looks darker in the pot than it does when used!

Last but not least are my favorite lip product! I have fallen back in love with Burts Bees lip balm. Just the classic flavor that I found floating around in my purse and was in desperate need for a something soothing on the lips. The standout for me though is the Maybelline Color Elixir in Carmel Infused. This is the perfect nude rose shade for me and it is long lasting!

What are your favorite products of September?