Current Favorite Makeup Products!

Monday, July 15, 2019

Today on the blog, I thought I would share some of my current favorite makeup products! I don't really wear makeup much anymore, and when I do wear makeup I keep it really simple. I would like to do a video on my simple makeup routine. Would you guys be interested in that? Let me know! Anyway, I don't like to wear makeup everyday anymore. I've been trying to give my skin a break and a chance to breathe without makeup on! But when I do wear makeup, these are some of my favorite products to use! 

Wet n Wild Photo Focus 3-in-1 Rose Primer Water // I use this product before I apply anything else! This makes a great primer, but I also like to use it just to refresh my face throughout the day. It also smells so good!! 

ELF Poreless Face Primer // I use this after I apply the rose water primer. Yes, I use two primers! This one is great at filling in pores and blurring. It has a matte finish, which I really like. I just really prefer a matte finish. 

ELF 16 Hour Camo Concealer // This is my favorite concealer! It is such a good drugstore concealer. It is full coverage and has a matte finish. I like that it's full coverage, but it doesn't feel super heavy. 

Maybelline Better Skin Powder Foundation // I've always been a huge fan of the Maybelline Better Skin line. I used to use the liquid foundation, but now mostly just use the powder. The Better Skin line has salicylic acid in it, which is used to treat acne. I use this powder as a setting powder. It just gives my face a flawless finish. 

Benefit Precisely, My Brow // I love this brow pencil! It has a fine tip, so it allows you to easily add definition. Lately I've been keeping my brows on the natural side, and just filling it the sparse areas that need a little something.

L.A Colors Show It Off Blush & Highlight Palette // Can you guys believe this palette was only $3 at the Dollar General?! The blushes and highlighters are super pigmented. I love warm tone blushes, especially in the summer. 

Huda Beauty Resting Boss Face Setting Spray // I'm obsessed with this setting spray! It has a matte finish. Are you guys seeing a trend here with the matte products? Haha! I told you I love a matte finish. This is also an extra hold setting spray. I know some people have talked about the scent being really overpowering, but I personally really like it. 

Those are my current favorite makeup products! What are your current favorites? Let me know in the comments! 

XO, Chelsea 


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Reading: Not reading anything right now. I need book recommendations! I also can't decide if I want to read on my iPad. I've thought about it, but I just think it would be weird to read on the screen. If that makes sense. 

Watching: I haven't really been watching too much TV lately. J and I have been watching cartoons at night, but that's about it. 

Planning: I've been wedding planning a lot lately! It's been going really good. I want to share some details on the blog, but not too many. Don't want to spoil anything!! I've also been planning some new design ideas for Coffee Cat Designs and Elsie Lane Co

Thinking About: So many things! I've been super stressed lately. Not fun!! 

Loving: Kittens! And coffee. All the coffee. 

What are you currently up to? Share in the comments! 

XO, Chelsea 

My Three Favorite Ways To Earn Money Blogging!

Thursday, June 20, 2019

If you're like me, you've always had the dream of working from home. That was always a goal of mine! And I'm so blessed to have that dream be reality. But if you're also like me, you probably thought that dream was unattainable. Good news! It's not! It's definitely possible to earn an income blogging. Here are my three favorite ways to earn money blogging. 

Affiliate Marketing // This one is definitely my favorite way to make money as a blogger. Affiliate marketing is when you are able to share a product that you love, and earn a commission doing it. This is one of the most popular ways make money as a blogger/influencer. There are many different affiliate programs out there. I personally really like using the Amazon affiliate program. 

Ads // I'm sure you've heard of this one already, as it's probably the most used way to make money as a blogger. I wouldn't necessarily recommend using ads if you're new the blogging world, as it does take quite a bit of traffic. But if you have a lot of traffic on your blog, this would be perfect for you! 

Sponsored Posts // As your blog grows, you will probably start getting emails from brands wanting to work with you. And chances are, they'll be wanting you to write a blog post for them. I could do a whole post on what to do if a brand contacts you, if you guys would be interested in that! Something to keep in mind, when a brand contacts you, it's okay to not work with every single one! Don't just work with a brand because you're gonna make a bunch of money from their post. Work with a brand because you trust them and trust the products they're selling. 

So those are my three tips to earn money as a blogger! I hope that these tips help you guys grow your blog, and make your stay at home blogging dream reality! 

XO, Chelsea 

Huda Beauty Resting Boss Face Setting Spray: Review!

Friday, June 14, 2019

Today on the blog I wanted to review the Huda Beauty Resting Boss Face setting spray. This setting spray has been talked about a lot since being released, and has a lot of mixed reviews. So I wanted to share my thoughts with you guys! 

About The Product: This is an extra-hold setting spray, and also waterproof. It also gives a matte finish, which I love! This setting spray was inspired by a makeup hack used by drag queens, which is to set their makeup with hairspray. Huda also recommends spraying the setting spray on a beauty sponge, and applying the setting spray to the face that way. I haven't tried this tip yet, I've just been spraying it directly onto my face. 

My Thoughts: I really like this setting spray! I love the matte finish. I also really feel like this setting spray really keeps my makeup on all day. I've worn this setting spray on some pretty hot days, and it has kept my makeup on really well! I know one of the issues that a lot of people have had with this setting spray is the scent. I personally really like the scent. I don't think it's too overpowering. It's very floral and just smells amazing! J even smelled it, and really liked it. I can totally understand not everyone loving the scent, though. I just personally really like it. 

Have you guys tried the Huda Beauty Resting Boss Face setting spray? Let me know your thoughts in the comments! 

XO, Chelsea 

*This product was sent to me from Influenster and Huda Beauty for review. All opinions are my own! 

My Current Favorite Podcasts!

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

I love listening to podcasts! I love to listen to them when I'm on the road, when I'm getting ready, just all the time. So today, I wanted to share with you guys my current favorite podcasts! This is actually part two to a post that I did a couple of years ago. Which I can't believe it's been two years since I posted about my favorite podcasts! That's just so crazy to me! 

The Skinny Confidential: Him & Her Podcast // This podcast is by Lauryn Evarts Bosstick founder of The Skinny Confidential blog and YouTube channel. And her husband Michael Bosstick is an entrepreneur and also on the podcast. I like their podcast because they're real. Their conversations are completely raw and unfiltered. They talk about all kinds of different business tips, beauty tips, and more! 

Lauren Conrad: Asking for a Friend // Lauren Conrad's podcast was just released last month, but it's still amazing! I love Lauren Conrad. I have all of her books and have been a fan ever since her days on The Hills! This podcast talks about a little bit of everything from beauty to home decor! 

LightLoveandLace // This podcast is by Marissa Lace, who has been one of my favorite YouTuber's for years! She is such a down to earth and real person. Her podcast is all about spirituality and self love. Her podcast and Instagram have helped me become a much more confident person. I just really love her podcast! 

My Favorite Murder With Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark // I know, everyone is talking about all the true crime podcasts right now! I have to admit, I like listening to them too. This one is definitely my favorite though. Karen and Georgia tell their favorite true crime stories, but when they're telling these stories, they try to not be too serious about it. If that makes sense. I really like this podcast! I wouldn't recommend listening with children around, just because of their language sometimes. 

Do you guys listen to podcasts? What are your favorites? Share in the comments!! 😊

XO, Chelsea