Sunday, September 27, 2009

Drama Curls!

I know in my old blog I did a post about curly hair but I wanted to redo it, and tell ya how I manage my thick, course, curly, wavy, pain in the ass hair!


Healthy hair is happy hair! I know..horrible!

Unless you want to look like my golden retriever....which I do when a brush comes close to my hair! The brush will obviously destroy your curl and cause frizz and cause you're hair to poof like it never has before! For knots, I'll use a wide tooth comb while my hair has conditioner in it.

2. Feed your hair!
No, don't plant your hair in your dinner, silly. Give it moisture! The easiest way to do this is using shampoos and conditioners that are moisturizing. While you may be tempted to pick up a product that claims to smooth and de-frizz your hair, pick up something that will moisturize. Without moisture, you'll get frizz, fly-aways, dead ends and lifeless curls!
My recommendation: I'm a big fan of Garnier Fructis! Try their Moisture Works shampoo and conditioner. (I'm using the Pantene Moisutre Renewal now and HATE it! But I gotta finish it!)

3. Don't let shampoo scare you!
So many people no longer shampoo everytime they shower because many have claimed the shampoo strips hair of its natural oils. But this is how I see it. Would you put makeup on when you already makeup on? No! You'd remove it first! I think of shampoo as the same way if you use products in your hair. Water alone from the shower isn't enough to remove product from your but a nice lather of shampoo will. Just don't rinse and repeat (do bottles even say that anymore?!)! However if you don't use product then do what you feel best!

4. Leave your conditioner in!
While in the shower I leave my conditioner in for a good 3-5 minutes. This gives your hair time to drink it in. Also only condition your hair from the top of your ears and down, if you put too much on the top of your head it will weigh your hair down. One thing I do is when I'm done in the shower but before I get out I add a tiny spot of conditioner into my hair.

5. Do not towel dry!
Rubbing a towel on your wet locks will cause them to become frizzy and limp. You don't want to destroy any natural curls/waves! When I'm in the shower I'll just gently do a squeeze-scrunch or a squench do get extra water out but still leave it like sopping wet. And yes I'll then style it this way!

6. How I style!
I style my hair when it is WET. No drying medium other than my hands. I'll mix some leave in conditioner and a gel and then just scrunch my hair (upside down, for more volume!) for a minute or two and add more if I need to. Flip my hair over and then usually pin my bangs back! Really that's all! And I always get compliments on it when it took me less than 5 minutes!! I have huge, thick, course hair so I do have to use a lot of product so I tend to buy gels that are larger. One I have been using since Jr. High is LA Look's Curl. Its like under 4 bucks and will last me a month or two. Its either that or Garnier's Curl Scrunch gel but that lasts me around 3 weeks. And my leave in conditioner of choice is Garnier's Sleek & Shine leave in conditioner.


So curly haired girls, how do you deal with your hair? Any products or tips? I'd love to hear :)

♥ Chelsea


(desk lamps are so flattering haha)

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Its Like a Freaking Ruby that Was Melted and Poured into a Nailpolish Container!

Hi guys!

I'm gonna do a review today on Zoya nailpolishes in the colors, Tori and Isla.

First a little background on Zoya, if there was such a thing as "eco-friendly" nail polish then this is it! I'm not a tree hugger but what caught my eye about Zoya was that its free of harsh chemicals like formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phtalate and camphor. Which is awesome do not have to worry about breathing in any of those harsh chemicals!

Onto the review!

Tori: After one coat it totally reminds me of Dorthy's slippers from the Wizard of Oz. Red with super mega sparkle! 2 coats and its true to the color in the bottle, a super pigmented mid-range red packed with a ton of sparkle!


Ignore my horrendous DIY manicure job. Focus on the color!

Isla: The title of this post is how I'd describe it. If you were to take a red almost blood red ruby and melt it, you'd get this polish color! It is beyond gorgeous and pigmented! For all ya crazy Twilight fans, this is sooo Vampirish. But honestly, the best way to describe it is a melted ruby.


Again, ignore my horrendous DIY pedicure job. This photo does no justice! Then again I was bent like a pretzel to take the photo!

The Polish: I left all my nail stuff at my house so I don't have any top coat but this still lasted a week! It dried relatively fast, but like all polishes, you still have to wait 30 or so minutes to let it dry sans a topcoat with a fast drying formula!


The Verdict: Once I have some spare money (psh, I'm in college...) I'd soo get more! The colors are so pigmented and gorgeous and reasonably priced for a Professional polish at $6 a bottle! They can be bought at salons that use Zoya and


To get a real good view of the polish color, check out their site!

♥ Chelsea

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Hey guys!

I just thought I'd do a little personal blog so you all know what is going on in my life at the moment.

Well, I am back in school! I have been for the past week! I'm all moved in and (photos in a past post) and settled into my classes.

For those of you who may not know, I'm a sophomore and a Criminal Justice major with Honors. And it has been so much work! Though I'm not enrolled in any honors courses (I was accepted into the program late in the summer, when all the good classes filled up!) I am taking a lot of classes for my major. My law, criminal justice and forensics classes are all very labor intensive classes, a TON of reading and note-taking! Its only been a week into classes and I've already been up studying until three in the morning. I'm also pre-law and have all that goodness to worry about too.

I just thought I'd fill you in, between beauty posts! Nothing too exciting in my life except studying all the time!!

♥ Chelsea

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Daily Makeup Survery

I saw this on (or on YT she is EmilyNoel83!)

1. What time did you do your makeup today?

Maybe 11ish?
2. What's the least expensive beauty item you used?
My SoftLips lip conditioner
3. What was the biggest problem you needed to correct?
ACNE! And then I had to fix that because I put a little too much green correcting concealer on!
4. Did you apply false eyelashes?
Never do!
5. Did you do anything while applying makeup?
6. Biggest makeup mishap today?
See number 3 haha
7. Did you have a makeup inspiration in mind?
8. What's the most time-consuming part of your makeup routine?
Liquid Liner but its like not even two minutes and its perfectly precise. Otherwise foundation, but I'm out of it right now!
9. What's part of your routine is the most fun?
Playing matchmaker with my shadows haha, making sure they go well together
10. What part of your makeup makes the biggest difference in the way you look?
11. Neutral or colorful eyeshdaow?
12. Liquid or mineral foundation?
Liquid- Revlon Colorstay (I'm all out!)
13. Do you do your hair or makeup first?
14. Did you pack a makeup bag to take with you for the day?
I just have a pathetic excuse of one that has SoftLips, Hello Kitty Bandaids and things of that nature
15. When did you finish your makeup?
Probably 10-15 minutes after I started

Tell me if you do this!!

♥ Chelsea

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Eyeliner Junkies Rejoice!

I have tried so many black eyeliners. Drugstore and high end. Because a good black eyeliner needs to do all of the following:

1. Be the blackest black ever
2. Stay put
3. Not fade
4. Be able to be removed easily
5. Apply without irritating your eye

Ladies, and maybe guys, I have found it!

L'oreal's Carbon Black Lineur Intense Felt Tip Eyeliner.

Phew. That's a mouth full. But a liquid liner that is beyond perfect for the upper lash-line. Yes, it is a liquid but it is a liquid for the liquid-challenged. Its long felt tip and even longer, almost ergonomically shaped, handle makes for easy precise application.

And once it is on, it stays on! I have been using this almost all summer and through the sweat, heat and humidity it didn't budge. It stay put and didn't fade until I removed it. And I'm talking like 10-12ish hours. Probably more.

Before I used the L.C.B.L.F.T.E (why don't I just recite the alphabet?) I'd been using the Revlon Colorstay pencil but my biggest problem was that midday, my eyeliner would transfer into my crease...uhm ew?! But since switching I haven't had that problem!

So, buy it or leave it? BUY IT! If you're a black eyeliner lover, you really should check it out!!


It is also in gold packaging for the colors other than "Carbon Black"


The thinner end of the wand is perfect for getting into the inner corner of your eye.


Swatch. I have been using the same one for a couple months and its still going strong!

The liner retails around $7-$9 depending on location, retailer and any deals. At can be found for $8.50. Link HERE

Anyone else tried it? Loved it?

♥ Chelsea

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Here are some better dorm pics! I love room decorating!


This is my little work area. Fully equipped with Hello Kitty pencils.


That is my beauty area. In the pink bag is pretty much all of my makeup that I use, and above I have various fragrances and my brush holder and A PSYCH MUG!


A fully loaded fridge.


My bed is maybe, MAYBE, a foot off the ground.


"Closet", please take note of the quotation marks.


Bathroom that we share with our neighbors.


So yes, when you have to go potty and someone is in the shower, or the other way around, then well, you learn patience.

♥ Chelsea

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Here we go again...

Today was move in day at my dorm. I love this dorm building! Its for collegiate feeling and I love that I only have to share the bathroom with four girls versus twenty! A perk of being in an honors building! Here are some pics of my dorm!


The view of my little cranny from the door. Smallest room I have ever lived in. Then again, this is a dorm.


I love pink.



And that is it for my half of the room haha

♥ Chelsea