The “Hangover” Routine

So last night I went out, as I do most summer nights on the weekend. I went to my favorite rooftop and basically kicked off my Summer by drinking (alcoholic)  peach slushies on a nice warm summer night.

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Naturally, I woke up in the morning feeling kind of blah and dehydrated. I won’t go as far as to say I was hungover, but I was feeling some after effects for sure. So of course, I have a whole routine to bring me back to life…especially my skin.

First off I start by going ham with the water. I’ve probably had about four or five glasses of water today and I’m still so thirsty. I like to drink alkaline water because it supposedly rids the body of toxins…but I also like my good ‘ol filtered water too.

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For whatever reason, my nail polish always gets chipped on one or two of my nails whenever I go out. Last night, they got pretty messed up somehow, so the blue will be coming off right after this blog post. Any good nail polish color recommendations?

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As I’m typing this, I have a hydrating mask on my face. I have the Farmacy Honey Potion on to be exact. This mask never fails to make my skin feel so smooth and look glowy, which is great after a night out drinking.

Normally, I would include a lip mask as well, but I currently don’t have one on me. I like to get the sheet lip masks from Sephora for $3. They actually do work especially after a good lip scrub!

Last, but not least, I rest! I use this time to catch up on my shows and get some much-needed sleep. It’s great to go out and enjoy yourself, but it’s even better to take care of yourself after a long night. I’m a huge fan of pampering myself even if I have no reason to! I plan to write more about self-pampering in the near future because it’s so important!

That’s it for tonight, you guys. As always, thanks for reading!

ChelsiKay

 

The “Hangover” Routine

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

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

Miami Travels

So yes I know that I’ve abandoned you guys once again, but I’ve been thoroughly enjoying myself in the beautiful city of Miami. I had an amazing time there, which I’m sure if you follow me on Instagram you can see for yourself. I thought I would just come on here and just briefly talk about my time in Miami along with some pictures! Read till the end if you’re participating in my giveaway.

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I didn’t get a chance to take any pictures of my outfits because I spent so much time in my swimsuit either by the pool or on the beach. I think it’s safe to say that Florida has some of the best beaches, but I’m no expert of course.

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When in Miami you just have to drink no matter what time it is. When it’s 10 AM the only acceptable drink to drink is a mimosa even though the price is hiked ALL the way up.

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The hotel I stayed in was called the Standard and it was everything but standard. The pool is located right by the bay on Venetian Island. I’m almost embarrassed to say that I spent copious amounts of time by the pool instead of the beach.

So you guys know I’m a self-proclaimed foodie and found this place on South Beach called Naked Taco. I can honestly say…BEST. TACOS. EVER! I had the chicken and mango salsa tacos which I’m going to have to remake at home because – YES! I also couldn’t leave Miami without getting my hands on a Miami Vice (strawberry daiquiri mixed with a pina colada.)

IMG_5851On my last full day, I had breakfast by the pool and that was just amazing! This is the prettiest and tastiest Huevos Rancheros I have ever had! I’m not a huge fan of avocados, but I ate these without even thinking about it.

So I’m sure you can tell that I LOVED Miami and I will be going back at some point. I think it’s a good place to do a weekend trip with friends to just get away. I will say I am happy to be back in the D.C. area because this is home to me now.

If you’re in my giveaway or want to participate in my giveaway, remember that it ends tomorrow and the winner will be announced Monday, June 5th, 2017. Good luck!

ChelsiKay

Miami Travels

Becca x Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette

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

Becca x Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette

Current Skin Care Routine

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

 

 

Current Skin Care Routine

Welcome to D.C., Ladurée

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

Welcome to D.C., Ladurée