Get 3 Zoya Nail Polishes for Free!

9 Jan

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If you’re a nail polish junky like me, you will love this deal that I’m about to share with you. Pick out three colors of your choice on Zoya’s website, enter the code ZOYA2013 at checkout, and you will receive the 3 polishes for free!!!! All you have to pay for is shipping! I got 3 for a total of $10. That’s $3.33 each! Gotta love those bargains 🙂

xo Chelsea

***Update! I didn’t realize that if I added one more polish to my order I would get free shipping using the same code.  I canceled my first order and reordered 4 polishes for a total of $8!!!! This deal just keeps on getting better and better!

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NOTD: OPI “Mod About You”

9 Jan

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“Mod About You” is part of OPI’s Bright’s collection from 2008. It’s the perfect bubble gum Barbie pink. Normally I wouldn’t wear colors this bright in the winter but I couldn’t resist! This would be a great color to wear in the summer time for when you have a little bit of a tan. The formula of this color is thicker than others. It was almost completely opaque with just one coat!

xo Chelsea

Review: Clarisonic Mia ♥

8 Jan

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I finally jumped on the Clarisonic bandwagon, & I can honestly say that I have no regrets. This little device has completely changed my life. Okay, maybe that’s a little bit dramatic, but seriously, I cannot begin to tell you how much it has changed the overall appearance of my skin. So much that I wish I would have made this purchase a looooooong time ago.

What kept me from purchasing this gem? Well, it is pricey.. The Clarisonic Mia retails for $119. Even though it’s the cheapest model out of the Clarisonic family, that’s a lot of buckaroos for a post college grad to be shelling out. Luckily, I used my magic super saving powers and paid a total of, drum roll please……….$0.00! That’s right, I paid absolutely nothing for my Clarisonic Mia! How, you ask? Well, I purchased my Mia through Birchbox. Birchbox is a subscription service that sends you four or five delux high-end beauty products once a month for $10 a month. For each product that you review online, you receive 10 Birchbox points. When you reach 100 points, Birchbox gives you $10 to spend in the Birchbox store. I had saved up a total of 700 points ($70). I also received a coupon code for 20% off. After using the coupon code, the Mia came to $95.20 . Subtract the $70 and the total came out to $25.20 . I paid the balance with Jingit money. If you haven’t heard of Jingit, it’s a website that pays you to watch advertisements. It sounds sketchy but it’s totally legit, it’s free to sign up, & it’s great for a little extra pocket money. Hey, who doesn’t like free money?
Whew, that was a lot of explaining. Hope I wasn’t too confusing. Anyway, back to the Clarisonic Mia…

The Mia is the smallest and most compact model out of the Clarisonic family. I love it because it’s perfect for traveling.
Using sonic technology, the Clarisonic Mia cleans your skin 6x better than if you were to just use your hands alone. Amazing, I know.
I usually use my Clarisonic Mia at night. The first time I used it, I couldn’t believe how much makeup was still on my face even after using a makeup removing wipe. The proof was in the brush, it turned tan! To think, I was leaving all that makeup on my skin everyday prior to using the Mia, gross!
The Clarisonic Mia is user friendly. All you have to do is wet your face, put the cleanser of your choice on the brush, push the button, & use the Mia in small circular motions to cleanse the face. It only takes a minute to use &the results are incredible. My skin has never

felt softer & looked brighter. Also, it has helped clear up my acne!
It comes with a small bottle of gel cleanser & a magnetic charger. If you were wondering, the Mia can be used twenty times before it needs to be charged again. I would say the only con is that it takes 24 hours for it to completely charge which is a bit annoying.

I definitely recommend the Clarisonic Mia 100%. I would even pay full price for it If I had to, it’s that good. Go get yourself one! You won’t regret it!

xo Chelsea

Sister Makeover ♥

4 Jan

Tonight, my sister was going out and asked me if I could do her makeup.  I thought it would be fun to take some before and after pictures and share them with you guys!

Excuse the mess in the background haha

Here’s before…

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and here’s after!

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Close up of the eye makeup…

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Puttin’ on some lip gloss…

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Product’s used:

  Face:

  Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

  Covergirl TrueBlend Liquid Make up in Ivory 405

  Benefit Perk-Up Artist Concealer Palette

  Bare Minerals Mineral Veil

  NYC Bronzer in “Sunny”

  NARS blush in “Orgasm”

  Eyes:

  Maybelline Color Tattoo in “Bad to the Bronze”

  Urban Decay Naked2 palette

  L’Oreal linear intense carbon black liquid liner

  L’Oreal Infallible Eye Liner in Black Noir

  L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black mascara

  Sephora false lashes

  Lips:

  Skylark Ava Lip Gloss

Hope you guys enjoyed this post!

xo Chelsea

NOTD: New Years Eve Nails

30 Dec

New Year’s Eve is tomorrow. What? When did this happen. I honestly can say that I have never been more happy for the clock to strike midnight tomorrow night. 2012 has kind of been a pretty sucky year for me for a number of reasons. Tomorrow, I will be celebrating New Year’s Eve in Brooklyn with friends that I haven’t seen since graduation & I am so incredibly excited! Since I will be traveling in the morning, I decided to paint my nails today.

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What I used:
3 coats of Sephora by opi “If You Got it, Haunt It”
I also applied a little bit of Revlon “Stunning” at the base of my nails just to add a bit more sparkle.

I hope you guys have an incredible New Year’s! See you in 2013 ♥

xo Chelsea

From Flat to Fab! Conair Jumbo Hot Rollers

27 Dec

Hey guys! Today I wanted to share with you my newest beauty obsession, hot rollers! If you haven’t tried hot rollers before, you have no idea what you’re missing out on. Hot rollers are great for those days where you wish to make your hair look like a million bucks but don’t really have the time to spend doing it. My sister got me these conair instant heat jumbo hot rollers for Christmas and let me tell you, I am in love!

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This set includes 12 hot rollers (8 jumbo & 4 super jumbo). It also includes 12 seashell clips. I like these clips because unlike others, they don’t leave those unattractive dents at the roots.

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I like to put the largest rollers on the top of my head rolling backwards. I find this gives the most volume. Think supermodel hair!

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Like my supermodel face? Haha
While my hair sets, I usually do my makeup or pick out my outfit for the day. You want to make sure your hair is completely cool before taking out the rollers. The longer you leave the rollers in, the longer the curls will last.

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And here are the results! Just spray on your favorite hair spray and you have gorgeous voluminous hair in just 20 minutes!

What do you think?

xo Chelsea

The Christmas TAG ♥

9 Dec

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I love December.  Specifically, anything that has to do with Christmas.  Today we decorated our tree (isn’t it pretty?) & it definitely put me in a holly jolly mood.  I came across this Christmas tag and thought I would share it with you!

Q.  What’s your favorite thing about Christmas?

I would have to say just getting together with my family who I don’t get to see that often.  Oh, and the food of coarse!

Q.  What’s you’re favorite makeup look for the festive season?

Shimmery neutral eyes, winged liner, and berry lips.

Q.  Real tree or fake tree?

Real!  One of my favorite family traditions is going on our annual tree hunt with our family friends.  We’ve been going to the same place since I was really little.  Afterwards, we have a huge feast at my house.  This year it included a 30lb lasagna! haha

Q.  Giving or receiving presents?

I’m not gonna lie and tell you that I don’t like opening presents; however,  I think I enjoy giving to others more.  I love the feeling of giving out gifts.  It really brings me joy 🙂

Q.  Do you open Christmas presents morning or evening?

Always morning.  My Mom does let us open one present on Christmas Eve, our Christmas pajamas.  Even at 22, i would be sad if we stopped that tradition!

Q.  Handmade Christmas cards or bought?

Handmade is always nice but who has the time? haha

Q.  What’s your favorite Christmas film?

Ahhhh, so hard to chose!  Probably Elf.  Then again I absolutely love National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.  Both are hilarious!

Q.  What’s your favorite Christmas food?

Christmas Eve dinner in it’s entirety!  If you’re Italian like me, you probably know about the feast of the seven fishes.  Traditionally including at least seven seafood dishes.  Probably my favorite meal of the year!

So there you have it.  Now, it wouldn’t be a proper tag without tagging other people sooo….

I tag YOU!

Happy Sunday 🙂

xo Chelsea

 

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