Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Party Nails!

Hello lovelies!

Another post! I thought I'd share my super easy party nails I did for NYE and just to try out! Classic french tip with a bling twist!

I did use fake nails. I admit it. I love fake nails. Why? My body can't grow long nails! Its one of the problems with my thyroid, a lovely side-effect, dry skin, hair and dry-brittle nails!

My favorite brand has to be the "Broadway Nails", natural, real-short length. They seriously look natural. It amazes people to find out that I have fake nails on. I don't suggest getting the pre-glued ones, they don't last nearly as long! These can easily last a week! And if one falls off, I keep the glue in my purse and its an easy fix! Or if you're home just rub a little nail polish remover to remove the glue and re-apply!

Super easy and around $5! Much better then going to the salon and paying $35 for acrylics that will last 2 weeks! Plus, these aren't as much as a commitment! But I love these!

To add a little bling, I applied a little stripe of silver-glitter polish from Milani (CVS), they have a great selection of nail art polishes, that is polishes with a fine brush to help with nail design! These are around $4- $5 but the one I used, "Art of Silver" is super impressive.

And while hopping around CVS I found this little tin of Nive Creme which is awesome for moisturizing super dry hands! And get this, $0.99, yes under a dollar!

I'll shut up now and post the pics!

Fav brand for glue-on nails!

Heads up if you're looking for this, it comes in a clear little box!




Keep your pretty party nail hands hydrated! New favorite!

Have you ever used fake nails or gotten acrylics, like 'em or hate 'em? And as always, for a larger pics, click on them! :)

♥ Chelsea

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New Favorite Mascara and More!

Hello, hello lovelies!

I thought it was time for a review on my new favorite mascara, Maybelline's "The Falsies".

Maybelline claims that this will give you the look of false lashes without the actual need of false lashes. And while I may not go as far as saying that they are falsies in a tube, they come pretty close.

I've been a Covergirl Lashblast girl from the get-go, but I've never felt completely whole with it. It the huge brush was awesome for packing on the volume but never did maneuver well on my lashes.

I bought "The Falsies" on a whim at Target since it was only $5.04 (really do we need the extra four cents, can't we just round it somehow?) and to be honest I wasn't expecting much. In fact, I thought I should also but a tube of LashBlast in case this failed.

But I didn't. And I didn't have to.

This stuff is like lash crack. It does amazing job coating every lash, and all of it. No more blonde roots peaking out! The wand is what had me in awe (if one can even be in awe from a mascara).

Its a traditional bristle applicator but it has a slight spoon-like curved. And the applicator itself it very flexible but not flimsy.

I start with the curve side down, apply then switch to the curve side up and that helps me get inside all the little corners of the lashes, allowing a full, rich, flawless application.

Of course this is with the aid of a lash curler. I picked up the E.L.F one for a buck, and it works well, eye lash curlers do not have to be $25!

Overall, I'll give it an A. Just Maybelline, don't air commercials for this mascara saying no false lashes needed when the models are in fact sporting very big, fake lashes!



Without product on left, with on the right

Without product on left, with on the right

I hope you all had an amazing holiday, and were able to spend it with those who mean the most! And that Santa was good to you! ;)

He was good to me, got everything on my list but instead of a Droid 2 I helped him decide the Samsung Fascinate is even awesomer! And my new techbaby, haha! The screen on this is like unbelievable, photo does not do it justice!


♥ Chelsea

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Tag Overload!

Hello Lovelies!

FINALS ARE OVER. THAT SEMESTER IS OVER. I am now on my bed, back home for Christmas break. Max is sleeping under a blanket next to me and it is the cutest thing I have ever seen!

I thought I'd do a couple holiday tags and make it one giant one!

1. Favorite Holiday Movie
I have an addiction to ELF. I can watch it over 20 times during the season and not grow tired. I can and do recite it often. Also love the original Santa Clause, original Miracle on 34th Street and the Bishop's Wife! But Elf is the only one I can watch and watch and watch and not get tired. Even though I am 20, I will still YouTube Christmas specials of my favorite cartoons. Like Rugrats! And I have a bunch of shows on DVD so I'll watch those :)

And home videos!!!

2. Favorite Holiday Color
I love red and gold together. I think its gorgeous. I also love the glow of the classic colored Christmas lights (not the new LED ones that lack pink) but I don't think that is a color...oh well!

3. Do You Like To Stay in Your PJs Or Dress Up For Christmas?
PJS! I own too many holiday PJ bottoms. I love wearing some penguin pants!

4. If You Could Only Buy One Person a Present This Year Who Would It Be?
My Mom, I always spend the most on her. She deserves it. And is amazing.

5. Do You Open Your Present Christmas Eve Or Christmas Morning?
I peek and search the house and then we have to wait til Christmas Morning. Santa doesn't even come till Christmas Eve....DUH!

6.Have You Ever Built a Ginger Bread House?
A few but they turn out to be hot messes. And no one eats them. The pre-packaged ones taste like ginger flavored cardboard.

7. What Do You Like To Do On Your Christmas Break?
SLEEP. This year, I spent the week of finals and week before up to almost 4 am every freakin night. Also just love doing nothing and relaxing. And enjoying home!

8. Any Christmas Wishes?
World Peace! Cure for cancer! All that good stuff!!

9. Favorite Christmas Smell?
Vanilla Bean Noel. I just sprayed my room with it!

10. Favorite Christmas meal or treat?
Peanut-Butter Blossom Cookies. You know the PB cookies with the Hershey kiss! And Chocolate Oranges. OMG.

11. Any Family Traditions?
We used to have a ton for Christmas Eve. Go to my Aunt & Uncle's for dinner, go check out the Christmas lights, candle-light church service then bed to wait for Santa! And he'd always leave our stockings on our bedroom door handles so we wouldn't wake mom up at 4 am!

12. Do you live where it snows?
Northeast baby! Its snowing now!

13. Do you ever go Christmas caroling?
Nopppeee. I just carol loudly around the house when no one is home.

14. What makes you happiest about Christmas?
Being done with school and with my family. And the joy that people have this time of the year is amazing.

15. What do you want for Christmas?
Did a post on this! Got one present early since Best Buy was having a sale, got the Samsung Facinate, which is a thing of beauty! Wishlist post is here:

I TAG YOU!! Please do this tag and let me know!! I want to hear!!

♥ Chelsea

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Dear Santa

I did this last year so I thought it'd be fun to do a Christmas Wish List again! For some reason I find it super fun to read other people's and this is a nice simply post for me to do since I've been completely SWAMPED with school. All-nighter last night. I've learned to really hide dark circles, dab concealer right under your lower lashes and use a Q-Tip to blend. Amazing.

Ok Christmas List Time!

1. Motorola Droid 2 from VZ!
My current phone is the LG Dare and lets just say it drunk dials itself. ALL THE TIME. And drunk texts its self too. Yeah, people don't appreciate that. And its a little awkward when it randomly calls/texts people that I haven't spoken to in ages...haha! And its time to catch up with technology and phones that can get the interwebz! Ya know, so I don't show up to class to find out it was canceled because I've been busy all day and not by a computer to see that email...only happened oh....lost count!

Mmmm look at that FULL keyboard, hate texting on a virtual keyboard!

And it's gotta look pretty....

Yes, animal print...MY MOM WAS BORN IN JERSEY, OK. So I may like animal print, sometimes!

2. Stila Color Wheel Palette
I own but one legit "color" eyeshadow and I'd like to dip my toe in the color pool and experiment and this is a super good deal and has actual wearable colored colors!

Why couldn't I study this colorwheel in High School art?!

3. Juicy Couture Pen Spray Set
3 small Juicy perfumes to switch around with! I need a new scent that isn't too sweet! And I love "Couture, Couture" so now I can try the original and the first sequel!

Remember scented pens?! This is an upgrade!

4. MAC 239 Brush
I really am wanting a 239 because I've been applying eyeshadow with an EcoTools concealer brush, may be time for an upgrade. But they're so much, but investments!, that I ask around this time of the year!

Why'd they put it on a black background? To make it look slimmer?

And now something that was many a childhood wishlists but that I never got. Because my sister had one. My elder by 9 years sister had one therefore I could not. I had to make friends who had this day I still think they are awesome...

And yes I'm mentally saying that in my best Oprah voice.

Downgraded to Dream Townhouse, Barbie gets hit by the recession too.

I loved that Barbie's houses always had an elevator. I want my real house to have a cage-like elevator like Barbie's. And she always had a pool or hot tub. SO FREAKING COOL. Luckily my best friend had like 20 so I wasn't totally deprived. And you know? She is know studying architecture, coincidence? I think not. Haha!

Let me know what you're asking Santa for! Did you ever have a Barbie dream house? How awesome was it? Did it have the elevator?!

♥ Chelsea

Ooh and here is my pimped out dorm room!

Just don't tell the RA that I have those lights up! ;)