150 Followers GIVEAWAY!!! (CLOSED)

Beauty, Lifestyle, Natural, skincare

I know I once again neglected you guys on Wednesday, but here I AM on this lovely Friday!

So it’s time for something special on this here lovely blog! A giveaway! I reached 150 followers on this blog, so I thought hey why not do a giveaway to celebrate?! It took me awhile to figure out what to do for the giveaway, and then it came to me… SKINCARE!

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I’m going to be giving away a First Aid Beauty Faves To Go Kit. The set comes with:

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I’m going to make this super easy for you guys because I know there are a TON of rules for some giveaways. So, here are the rules:

  1. Follow me on Instagram @chelsiiohkay
  2. Comment on this blog post that you followed me on Instagram and leave your Instagram handle so that I can direct message you if you won.
  3. (Optional) Tell me what your skin is like in the comment that you leave with your Instagram handle.

That is all! I am going to be checking if you follow and comment so be sure to follow these rules!

*You must be 18 years or older to take part in the giveaway.*

The giveaway will run until  June 2nd, 2017 and the winner will be announced June 5th, 2017.

GOOD LUCK!! =D

ChelsiKay

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Becca x Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette

Beauty, Lifestyle, simplicity, skincare, Uncategorized

I’m really really excited for today’s blog post because I got something new to talk about! I’m not one to be into things that are limited edition simply because they are limited and that sucks when you can’t get your hands on them again. However, this, I had to have! I purchased the Chrissy Teigen Becca palette! I absolutely love Chrissy Teigen – her tweets, cookbook, husband etc. So, I was pretty excited when I found out that she was coming out with a glow palette…I hope she comes out with more in the future.

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I couldn’t not feature the palette on my lovely blog because that would be such a disservice to you all. So, the palette has a blush, a bronzer, a highlighter, and a contour color. I do happen to be darker skinned so everything kind of shows up as a highlighter color, which I’m perfectly fine with!

IMG_5765Just like most of Becca’s line, this palette is pretty pigmented. The packaging is just gorgeous and it’s rose gold! Rose gold is just the end all be all color right now – I just can’t get enough. Don’t mind my huge pores and pimples please…y’all know my struggle!

I will say after two wears, I love it, but it doesn’t stay on all day which is fine by me. I’m not big on blush, so I like to apply that color to my crease. I think these colors for ladies that are my skin tone or near it can use this as a more natural subtle highlight/bronzing palette. You’re not going to get that super lit look like with the Karity palette, but you will get a nice bright natural glow with this Chrissy Teigen palette.

So if you’re interested in a nice subtle highlight or even new to the highlighter world then I insist you get your hands on this bad boy.

Thanks for reading.

ChelsiKay

Current Skin Care Routine

Beauty, Lifestyle, simplicity, skincare, Uncategorized

I haven’t broken out in almost three weeks now. I have one pimple right this second that was caused by my excessive dairy intake, but that is all. That is a record for me…by now my skin would be covered in a bunch of unsightly pimples that appeared out of thin air. I don’t know what it is about my current skincare routine, but my face likes it a lot! I bet you can already guess what I’ll be talking about today then – my current skincare routine!

First, I’m going to talk about the nighttime because that’s typically when I have the most steps.

So I do wear makeup – foundation, eyeliner, mascara, you know the usual. Therefore, it’s so important for me to do a first and second cleanse. I like to start off with either my Dr. Jart’s Dermaclear Micellar Water or my Boscia Makeup Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil to get my make up off. I gave up makeup wipes a long time ago because I felt that they were slightly too abrasive on my skin. After doing my first cleanse I normally just do whatever needs to be done at home before I move onto my second cleanse.

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I’ve fallen in love with my Bosica Charcoal Deep Cleansing Stick because I feel like it really does do a nice deep cleanse without being too harsh. I honestly do think charcoal was one of the keys to keeping the pimples away for this long. Anything with charcoal or even clay might be my saving grace for my pesky acne-prone skin.

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My next step is toning which I did not think was even important. Sometimes there can be leftover dirt or just leftover cleanser, which needs to come off. I use the Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Instant Infusion Treatment Toner mainly for extra hydration.

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Then I follow up with my Glossier Super Pure niacinamide serum which I think played a big role in keeping the pimples away as well…I mean that’s what it’s for.

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I finish off the nighttime routine with the Dr. Jart’s Water Drop that is packed with lots of hydration. I like the Korean skincare brands lately…they work!

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In the morning I rinse my face with lukewarm water and tone my face. I recently purchased this MISSHA Time Revolution Clear Toner from SokoGlam. The toner contains fermented yeast extract which promotes cellular turnover and a brighter, even skin tone. So far, I like it and it’s another Korean brand!

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I apply the Glossier Super Pure again and then moisturize with the Dr. Jart’s Water Drop and I’m done!

On Wednesday’s or Thursday’s, I’ll usually do a mask. Lately, I’ve been reaching for my Leahlani Mermaid Mask…it’s almost time to purchase some more.

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That’s really all I’ve been doing with my skin lately. I’m a little afraid to add any acids again that at some point I’ll add the First Aid Beauty Glycolic Pads back in since they are pretty gentle.

Sorry for posting so late today, I had another busy day and I didn’t want to completely neglect you guys again. So, thanks for reading!

ChelsiKay

 

 

Welcome to D.C., Ladurée

Fashion, Lifestyle, simplicity, style, Uncategorized

About two weeks ago Ladurée opened up in Georgetown, D.C. I think we all know that that is a blogger’s paradise. I’m honestly not one to be attracted to places like that other than the macarons of course. However, I really enjoyed my time at the Parisian tea room. I wish I would have taken more pictures of the décor because it was so bright and different from other places in D.C. I plan to go again, so I’ll take more pictures next time.

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Since I consider myself kind of a foodie (how pretentious of me) I mainly took photos of the food and the way it was presented. So I’m not great at French so I’m going to just say what I got in English. I ordered boiled eggs over toast and truffle potato bites.

The food was so fresh and flavorful but that was to be expected from a place like this! Of course, I had to get some macarons, not to be confused with macaroons. I was surprised because Olivia Macaron tastes so similar to the Ladurée macarons. If you like Ladurée macarons then you’ll like Olivia’s too.

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So, not only did they open a location in Georgetown they opened one in Union Station as well. It’s a small little kiosk that can almost barely be seen, but it’s there! So that’s all today. I thought I would take you on a small journey into D.C. life! Oh and let me just include my outfit and then I’m signing off!

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ChelsiKay

Implementing My Routine

Decorating, Lifestyle, Minimalism, simplicity

Ok, so I am aware that I did not post on Friday. It was a very busy weekend that did not end too well, but I’m not going to let that stop me from getting up my posts this week! I planned on posting about how my routine for my room was going, but I’ll just do that today instead.

I wrote out a daily, weekly and monthly routine to keep my room nice and tidy. So far my daily routine is working out pretty well, but I’ve kind of slacked on my weekly routine except for my laundry. Hopefully this week I can actually do all of my clean room tasks.

My daily routine is just making up my bed and getting the glasses out of my room and into the dishwasher. I have a tendency to hoard glasses for some reason and it makes my room look so not neat. I also have a tendency to not put my shoes back on their shoe rack and leave my jackets on the foot of my bed.

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My weekly routine consists of vacuuming and doing my laundry from washing all the way to folding. I despise folding my clothes just like everyone else…I’m trying to find a way where it’s cathartic rather than tedious. I also included tidying up any cluttered surfaces and watering my plants. I have a devil’s ivy plant and a bamboo plant that occasionally gets neglected.

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By the time I reach my monthly routine, I shouldn’t have too much to do except vacuuming under my bed and other hard to reach areas. The rest of the tasks are things I may have to do if things aren’t really decluttered. If I pick up my room throughout the day and week then I won’t have to do too much on a monthly basis. I hope that all made sense.

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I also want to dedicate some time to certain spots in my room that need to be cleaned or even decorated. I may even make blog posts about that because I really just want to simplify as well as organize my whole entire room. I really think that having a cleaning/organizing routine will help to achieve this goal in the long run. Let’s hope so anyway!

Thanks for reading.

ChelsiKay

Mini Lulu’s Haul

Fashion, Lifestyle, simplicity, Slow Fashion, style

Sometime this month I have a trip planned to go to Miami! I’ll still be blogging, so don’t worry! I’m celebrating my dad’s birthday as well as going on a mini vacation. I am beyond excited because I’ve never been to Miami before and I hear (and see) that it’s pretty great.

When I found out that these were the plans, my inner fashionista came out to play and damn near ruined my slow fashion journey. Don’t worry, I didn’t go out and buy a bunch of dresses, crop tops and shorts…but I did buy SOME items.

Since I am going on a little vacation and also plan to go on another one later this year, I decided to shop at Lulu’s. Lulu’s has some amazing pieces that are trendy(ish) and stylish. I’d consider shopping there for other pieces throughout the year as well.

I ordered three items that I can wear part of the year and are just my style of course! I bought two dresses and a romper that are amazing summer pieces AND vacation pieces.

The first one is this cute chambray like dress that has a triangle bodice and an empire waist. Normally I don’t really like empire waist garments, but this is a very flattering dress I must say! It’s on the shorter side and it’s backless, but hey, I’m going to MIAMI TRICK!

The next garment is a romper that has these navy blue striated vertical stripes. I adore stripes of all kind so this was a must-have! This is another backless piece that I think is the most stylish out of them all. I would pair this with some brown espadrille wedges and go to a nice lunch.

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Of course, I saved the best for last – a cute t-shirt like dress that I know I’m going to live in the majority of the summer. The best part about this dress is that it’s made in the USA! Technically, it’s slow fashion or at least ethical fashion! YAY! Lulu’s has a ton of items that are made in the USA – just type it in their search bar and you’ll see! This is a simple blue dress that’s sexy yet casual and has a kind of a racerback thing going on.

Those are all the pieces I purchased – now all I need is a swimsuit and I’m set! Should I go for a cute little one piece number?

I don’t know if you noticed but all the items are blue or have blue on them and that was all by accident! I guess I like blue for the summer!

Thanks for reading!!!

ChelsiKay

 

 

Time for a Routine

Decorating, Lifestyle, Minimalism, simplicity

So I’m not the cleanest person…wait scratch that! I’m not the most organized person in the world. Hell, I’m not really organized at all actually. I looked to minimalism to help me get more organized but still seemed to have random clutter in random places in my bedroom. My surfaces never stay decluttered for long and I always ask myself why this is? It’s always things like nail clippers, tweezers, Tylenol, store cards, pens and the such – things that I do actually use.

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The other day I noticed that one of my friends was regimented in EVERYTHING that she did as far as picking up her room. I have to admit I was a little jealous. I thought about it for a while and realized that I don’t really have a routine to keep my room organized. I’ll be honest I don’t make my bed up, I don’t vacuum every week and I don’t have a specific place for everything. That’s not to say that everything is just strewn all over my bedroom for no rhyme or reason, but sometimes I just forget to or am too lazy to put things back where they belong.

So, this means that I need to develop some sort of a routine to keep my room more organized. I mean I have a skincare routine that I stick to religiously as well as a hair care and laundry routine, so why wouldn’t I have a set cleaning/organizing routine? I’m on a mission now. I plan on making a checklist and sticking to it until my routine becomes a habit. I’m not looking to make things perfect, but I do want to make things much more organized than they are now.

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I’m so serious about this, that I even started today…baby steps of course. I got up and stretched, like actual stretches. Then, I made my bed and I NEVER make my bed. Yes, I’m one of those people who thinks “I’m getting right back into later…why bother?” Making my bed made my room look instantly tidier, but I definitely need more pillows.

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So with all that being said, this week I’m going to spend some time making a routine for myself to get this organization ball rolling. I think doing this will also help with my minimalism journey. I hope this works out for me because this was a long time coming but I just didn’t know how to go about it!

Thanks for reading!

ChelsiKay

Madewell Muscle Tees!

Fashion, Lifestyle, Minimalism, simplicity, Slow Fashion, style

When I truly like something I hold onto it and cherish it for as long as I can. I always try to do the same thing when I’m shopping. I try my best to find items that I truly love and will hold onto for as long as possible. With all the constantly changing trends and enticing fast fashion stores, this can be extremely difficult. This is why I really like shopping at Madewell and why it has become one of my go-to fashion stores.

Even though Madewell does tend to have pretty trendy items, there’s always this one section in the store that I feel that calls out to me. Okay technically it’s not a section but the items I’ve always grabbed are in the same vicinity to each other. It’s where they sell all of their basics – t-shirts, muscle tees, tanks, and even cropped tops.

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I think you all know I’ve got heart eye emojis for Madewell’s Whisper Cotton muscle tees. I’m pretty much obsessed with my light olive green one that I wear non-stop. So, I took it upon myself to buy two more…they were 2 for $30 so why not?

I purchased a white and a gray muscle tee. I love muscle tees, to begin with, but for some reason, I really love this style. I’m pretty sure I like it so much because it makes “the girls” look great (lol.)

Another reason is that these tees can go with pretty much anything and can also be layered. I foresee many outfit possibilities with these babies. I’d say this was a great purchase because I know that I’ll wear them without a second thought.

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Before I go, I’d like to reiterate for those who don’t know that I am still on my slow fashion journey and would like to have a slow wardrobe along with a capsule wardrobe. Every time I make a purchase I usually replace at least two items that I know I probably won’t wear again or as much.

That’s all for today and this week. Thanks for reading as always my lovely readers. Until next week.

ChelsiKay

My Current Fashion Favorites

Fashion, Lifestyle, simplicity, style

I think it’s a trend for me that I never know what to write about, but usually come up with something! Today, I thought hey why not write another fashion related post. At first, I was going to rant about my love for Madewell clothing, but that’s pretty specific I think. So I decided to talk about some of my current fashion favorites. So let’s stop wasting time and jump right into this post!

I’m not a huge fan of the warmer months because of the heat and the allergies, but I decided that this year I would embrace my personal style along with the weather. Normally, I would wear my usual jean shorts and racerbacks/white tees, but I decided to change it up!

So you guys know that I love Madewell, as mentioned above and in multiple other posts. I especially love my new tops that I purchased at the end of March. If you’ve been on any of my social medias or have even seen past post then you know about these tops. The green muscle tee is probably my favorite because it goes with everything and it’s also extremely soft and breathable!

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This bracelet also from Madewell goes with everything! I love that it’s adjustable and that trendy rose pink that is everywhere! If they’re still selling it, I may get the navy blue one! You all know that I could go on and on….and on about my love for Madewell, but I’m going to stop here. I’m sure I’ll have another post about it sometime next week.

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Speaking of the trendy rose pink, remember I featured this top a few weeks ago? I love the color and of course the style. I hope the off the shoulder trend stays for awhile because it’s perfectly feminine and can be dressed up or down.

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So I was planning to get sandals from Madewell, but I liked these Sam Edelman ones a whole lot more! Also, they were cheaper and have little cushions. I wouldn’t walk for too long in these because they do get really uncomfortable, but I think that could be said for most sandals. I believe these will be my “holy grail” sandals until they completely deteriorate.

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Who doesn’t love bralettes? I know I do! I could definitely buy some more to wear with my muscle tee(s) which will probably happen in the near future. I’m still on my braless journey which I’m fully enjoying. I finally invested in some silicone pasties that I wear ALL the time. It’s probably time to buy a new pair, but I’ve gotten at least 20 wears out of these babies. They can be pricey ($12-$25) but they’re absolutely worth it in my opinion.

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Of course, I can’t forget about dresses. Well, I only have one dress that I can wear with pretty much everything – Vans, sandals, heels, etc.! That dress I got from American Eagle a couple of weeks ago is the one I’m speaking of. I don’t know what to say except….I love the dress!

So, those are my current fashion favorites, you guys! I hope this was an interesting post! I love all of these items because I can pretty much wear them all throughout both Spring and Summer. I’m glad that I changed up my style a little bit because I have to say, it’s a whole lot more fun. Thanks for reading!

ChelsiKay

Coffee & Chill Outfit of the Day

Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle, Slow Fashion, style

I’m calling it now that today is just going to be a strange day. It’s cloudy and sunny at the same time and it’s threating to rain. It’s been awhile since I’ve written a fashion post. So, why not write one today!?

For some reason, it was difficult to capture a good picture today. The cloudy sunshine along with the wind was throwing off every shot. I managed to get a couple of good ones while sitting at Starbucks.

I only came here for a frappuccino and to get this blog post written and posted in a timely manner. I put on my Philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar Skin Tint and my Tarte double-sided eyeliner. Then I threw on some leggings and my new favorite Madewell muscle tee.

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Initially, I had this outfit on with a denim jacket, but it looked a little juvenile when I put it all together. I also threw on my vans, which I’ve been wearing the hell out of lately. I’m probably going to need some new shoe strings by the time Summer actually hits.

I really like this for just chilling in and working from home (Starbucks) in. It’s definitely not an outfit I’d go to happy hour in. I think if I threw on some chunky heels and a cute kimono, I’d have a going out outfit.

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I also wanted to include these American Eagle Outfitters shorts in this post because I don’t know when I’ll make a separate post about them. I got these this weekend because it was time for some new shorts. I’m a size four now, which actually makes me happy! I’ve been working out every other day for four weeks now and I’m clearly getting some results…especially them booty gains! I’m pretty much done shopping for Summer clothing unless I find something that just really cute. I should have a post up later this week of my new fashions, so look out for that.

Thanks for reading!

ChelsiKay