A Post About the Beach

Yesterday, I made my way to the beach, which is why I did not post. I’m here today though! I wanted to share some pictures with you guys and talk about my grand ‘ol time at Ocean City.

Now, Ocean City isn’t my first beach of choice, but that didn’t stop it from still being a beach! I LOVE the water and being near it, so I was extremely happy!

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These were me and my friend’s beach “essentials” – the quotations because the Instax cameras were completely unnecessary, but made the experience that much better.

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My mom got this really cool bag in her PopSugar Box and decided to lend it to me for the day. The bag is by Stephanie Johnson and apparently, she makes other really cool bags as well. The bag was perfect for the beach because it doesn’t get sandy or wet! Also, it’s super cute!

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Obviously, I had to take pictures with the Instax camera, hence why I brought it along with me. I was a little nervous about the pictures developing because of how bright it was outside, but most of the pictures turned out so well!

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And of course, I had to speak about my swimsuit that I got from CupShe. I ordered it last month for my Miami trip. It is a super cute swimsuit, but it does not fit in my slow fashion parameters whatsoever. The bottoms are slightly too big, however, I didn’t get in the water because it was FREEZING!

Overall, the trip was really fun and wasn’t too bad of a drive at all. I hope to go at least one more time this Summer. I’ll be sure to take even more pictures if I do go and post them on another blog post as well as my Instagram!

ChelsiKay

A Post About the Beach

Fridaze Outfit of the Day + Hair

Today is a really good day so far! It’s a nice mild cloudy day with a slight breeze. There is nothing I love more than overcast weather…I know, I’m weird for liking slightly gloomy weather. That’s me though!

One of the reasons today is such a good day is because my hair looks pretty damn good. I even posted it on Instagram.

Today I went with a pair of dark wash blue jeans and a royal blue top along with a hooded kimono/cardigan. I’ve been gravitating towards this color blue this whole season…I’m honestly not sure why either.

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Top: Francesca’s 

Jeans: American Eagle

Sandals: Sam Edelman 

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I love (faux) silk tops for breezy, mild days like today. They’re so effortless and simple, but can easily be dressed up or down…I think I may need a few more in more colors – preferably neutral colors.

Well, that’s all for this wonderful Friday, I hope you guys enjoyed this week’s posts because I sure loved writing them!

ChelsiKay

 

Fridaze Outfit of the Day + Hair

Back at it again with the CLEAN EATING

Ever since I’ve gotten back from Miami, I’ve been eating not so clean. I haven’t been eating extremely bad either just not as clean as I normally do. I’ve been going out a whole lot more than usual since the weather is warmer. What can I say? I love rooftop bars!

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It’s no secret that alcohol isn’t great for you and neither is most bar food. So, today I took it upon myself to go to the grocery store and buy whole foods. That’s not to say I won’t be going to the rooftops anymore, but I am going to be a whole lot more mindful of my intake of well anything again.

Before Miami, I was eating more salads, drinking more water and eating frozen and canned vegetables. Now, I’m taking it a bit further and I plan on eating fresh veggies that I can eat raw, steam, or sauté. Of course, I’m still going to be eating salads, but I want to start eating more of them more often.

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As for meat goes, I’m already a chicken and seafood girl and only indulge in red meat very rarely. As I’m typing this I am eating a salad that has lettuce (duh,) green onions and cucumbers with some salt and pepper and homemade honey mustard dressing.

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One cool thing I noticed while shopping today, the vegetables (lettuce, green onions) smelled extremely fresh like they were pulled straight from the dirt earlier this morning.  I am very much here for that!

Also, it might as well be Summer now because I found a really fresh watermelon that is so sweet! Look for black spots on the melon. This shows that bees have pollinated the watermelon, which gives it that sweet flavor! Fun fact!

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Well, that’s all for today. I wanted to get back on my clean eating game and include you guys in it. So, I hope you enjoyed this post! Thanks for reading.

ChelsiKay

Back at it again with the CLEAN EATING

Not Your Mother’s® NATURALS

As most of you know, I have naturally curly hair that more often than not, gives me the blues. Over the past couple of months, I fell into a routine that I really liked for my hair. I would wash it with conditioner, put in all my styling products and then braid it up for the night. The next day I would usually take down the braids to reveal crinkly curls that last about 3-5 days. I’m a very lazy natural because I do this every week and leave it alone until it is time to wash it again. Occasionally, I do re-braid it, but I mostly just put it up into a big ‘ol puff.

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I noticed that my hair wasn’t really maintaining length even with my super simple routine and products that contained little to no protein. I realized that my detangling method was the problem, which you can read about here. Two weeks ago I did my six month trim that I so desperately needed and ran across a natural hair care line that really took me by surprise.

I am not a hair care junkie by any means. When I find a product that really works for my hair, I will stick to it and repurchase it. I do wish that I was good at making my own products, but I’ve tried and my hair does NOT respond well whatsoever.

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Anyway, the product line that I ran across was Not Your Mother’s® Naturals line that has a nice variety to choose from. Sometimes, you have to choose them all though. Every product is only $9 and every now and then Ulta has a buy one get one 50% sale. I’m not much of a bargainer, but that’s a steal!

Initially, I chose the Coconut Milk & African Marula Tree Oil Smoothing Cream and the Tahitian Gardenia Flower & Mango Butter Curl Defining Combing Cream. Yes, I know…such a mouthful! I’ve never actually been in love with a hair care product until I tried these products. My hair stays moisturized for at least three days and doesn’t even frizz up too much in the humid weather. NO natural product has ever been able to do that for my hair EVER!

What I love most about these products is that you can use them together without getting a white cast on your hair or crazy product build-up. I try to use at least two together and that gives me the best styles I’ve ever had. Also, my hair is starting to retain length again AND even getting longer.

Today I plan on trying out the Royal Honey and Kalahari Desert Melon Leave- in Conditioner along with the Curl Defining Combing Cream (pink bottle) to see what effect that gives me. So wish me luck!

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If you’re a curly natural too or even have curly/wavy hair then give these products a try because they smell good, they work and they’re inexpensive! If you’re not a fan of heavy creams that may leave a greasy feeling in your hair then I do not recommend this product for you. I prefer it because my hair sucks up everything.

What are some hair care products that you are in love with?

 

ChelsiKay

Not Your Mother’s® NATURALS

Going Braless Pt. 2

I didn’t post yesterday, but there’s a really good reason for that…I didn’t know what to post about. Then I thought about how well my whole “braless journey” is going especially now that it’s hot again.

Last summer I gave up the boob panties aka the bra. That’s not to say I don’t wear bras anymore, but I more often than not opt out. If you want to read my Pt. 1 about going braless last year then click here.

Even in the winter, I didn’t really choose a bra because of the bulky layers I would be wearing. It wasn’t until Spring started that I would reach for a boob holder. I’ve traded in a good portion of my bras for pasties, bralettes, and the occasional bandeau. Now that Summer is right around the corner….so long bras!

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I’m a huge fan of bralettes! For one, they are extremely cute and they are surprisingly comfortable. American Eagle, Urban Outfitters, and Free People have some of the nicest bralettes, even for the big busted ladies out there.

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I also really love pasties. I was so afraid to wear them at first, but now I’m pretty much hooked on them. I prefer the silicone ones over the stick on ones, but the silicone pasties do tend to gather sweat more so than the stick-on pasties. You can find many many types of pasties on Amazon. If you do plan on getting some silicone pasties, then make sure to read the reviews to see if you’re getting the good kind that lasts longer.

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One thing I did notice about going braless was that my “girls” actually got perkier! Either I’m just getting older or the lack of restriction is letting them breathe and promoting growth (lol.) Anyway, my “braless journey” is still going very well and I recommend considering doing so. The freedom is amazing! Thanks for reading!

ChelsiKay

 

 

 

Going Braless Pt. 2

Boyfriend Jeans Outfit of the Day

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a fashion post so why not now? I think the rest of the week and next Monday I will be posting just fashion…unless of course that changes. Okay now onto the outfit!

So, it’s a really mild day today, in fact, it’s pretty chilly out. I decided to where my new Lucky Brand boyfriend jeans that I am so in love with and a long sleeve black shirt. I also grabbed my new North Face rain coat and slid into my gray Zara sneakers. Obviously, I didn’t do it up with my outfit, but I LOVE this look because it’s still so chic yet comfortable.

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I didn’t realize how much I needed boyfriend jeans until I actually had them. I love how they can go with just about anything, including heels or a nice crop top.

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I also didn’t realize how essential a raincoat was until I didn’t have one for the last two years. Fun fact about me, I lose umbrellas like nobody’s business. I just purchased an umbrella about three weeks ago and I’m pretty sure it’s lost into oblivion.

I’ve worn this look so many times already and I just can’t get enough of it. I really am excited to change it up as it gets a little bit warmer. I’ll be sure to keep you guys in the loop when I do.

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ChelsiKay

 

Boyfriend Jeans Outfit of the Day

The Ordinary Serum Foundation + Giveaway WINNER.

Happy Monday everyone! So first I want to thank everyone who entered the giveaway! I’m very glad that people actually participated and I will be having more giveaways in the future so be sure to enter those when they come along. So I used a raffle app on my phone called Raffle App to choose a winner for me.

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Without further ado…the winner of my giveaway is: IMG_5877

Congratulations EmmZeeBee, I’ll be messaging you on Instagram later today to get your information!

Now for the blog post! I HAD to get The Ordinary Serum Foundation and try it out. I filmed a video about it even and I’ll post it at the end of this blog.

I ordered this foundation May 6th and it didn’t arrive until May 28th. There were a ton of people ordering and it took awhile to process, but it was well worth the wait. I read a handful of reviews and everybody really fell in love with this foundation. I was really psyched for it to arrive!

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Here are a few things to know about the foundation:

  • Lightweight almost like water
  • Medium coverage
  • Buildable
  • Satin finish
  • Plays well with others (other foundations or concealers)
  • No creasing
  • Incredibly affordable

IMG_3695So far, I’m really loving it except that it doesn’t contain SPF which is alright because I can wear sunscreen underneath. I do choose to wear this at night when I don’t want a super full coverage look.

I’m done rambling because I did plenty of that in the video. Thanks for reading as always!

ChelsiKay

The Ordinary Serum Foundation + Giveaway WINNER.