Well I have to say blogging was a lot more complex that I had originally thought. I started this blog almost a year ago and really had no idea what I was doing..and I partly still don’t quite get it all, but I am trying. I think I did successfully provide a variety of interesting posts. They ranged from drink recipes to makeup looks. I sincerely hope that my readers enjoyed all of my nonsense rambling and quick tips on what to do and what not to do.
I was not impressed by someone of my posts, but all I can do I attempt to put forth better quality posts. I honestly believe that a blog is basically a window into seeimg who someone truly is, and well looking back I can tell my blog was a direct reflection. I am/was a hot mess, but you know who is in between starting a small business, working another job for around 38 hrs a week, studying for the lsat, being a political campaign manager, and editing books every now and then gor a friend I was quite busy. Yes, it is true I worked multiple political campaigns at one time. I love being busy, but I think I was perhaps stretched a little thin. Regadless, I have to say I enjoyed starting this little blog.
I am happy that I hosted a giveaway in 2012 and don’t worry girls there is more coming in 2013. I am super excited that I got to know so many of you! Finally, what I would like to see…well I definitely would like to see more linkups, giveaways, see my subscriber number grow, and to find a template that I love 100%. I hope to make this blog the best it can be! I hope you guys stick around and keep reading! I have many resolutions for this year! So tell me what do you guys hope to improve on or change this year?
So today is very exciting I was checking my emails yesterday morning and saw that Sammie had emailed me about guest posting! Well of course I agreed, I mean I love this girl. She is one of my newest blog friends, plus she is so sweet. I am thoroughly enjoying getting to know her, she is simply fabulous and a “tell it how it is sassy southern girl!” I hope you guys stop by her blog and check it out, I know I enjoy reading her posts daily!
Mix your oils. I use a mix of Castor, Sunflower Seed and Tea Tree Oils. It took me a few tries to get the right balance of oils. I mix mine every Sunday night and keep it in a little Tupperware container by my bathroom sink. (Make sure you wash your container at least once a week)
Turn the hot water on. It needs to be super hot. Place a washcloth in the hot water.
With your fingers, scoop some of the oil up and place start massaging into the skin on your face and neck.
Once you have covered your face in the oil, take the washcloth and ring out the excess water. It should basically be damp and hot.
Place it over your face. I usually leave it on my face until the cloth gets cold.
Repeat this process again.
Rinse the cloth out and start wiping your face with the cloth to remove the oil.
If you have particularly dry skin, take a dab (I usually just dip my finger tips in the bottle) of sunflower oil and rub into your skin like you would a moisturizer.
I didn’t experiment much with my oils once I found ones that worked for me. My personal combination (for the week) is:
2 tbsp Castor Oil (this can be found pretty much anywhere)
4 tbsp Sunflower Seed Oil (Usually found at Whole Foods or a health food place)
4 drops Tea Tree Oil (Whole Foods, or Amazon)
Tea Tree Oil acts as an astringent so use it very sparingly as it can be drying to your skin
Castor oil is much thicker and has really strong cleaning properties, it can be harsh on your skin so don’t think you need to use too much
On the left is a picture of Kelly Gaskins, designer. The following is a quote from Charleston Girl designer Kelly Gaskins on the inspiration for the fragrance:
“Charleston Girl eau de parfum is a sultry, enticing fragrance that opens with a burst of sparkling-fruity top-notes, weaves a delicate and sensuous floral middle and finishes with a soft, amber and sandalwood dry-down. While including ingredients native to Charleston, this luminous fragrance captures the spirit of a true southern belle. The simple and elegant bottle design is inspired by the graceful and natural beauty that distinguishes Charleston Girls. Adorning the neck of the bottle is a stylish red bow that serves as a subtle and sexy accessory. Charleston Girl, written in beautiful cursive on the bottle adds a touch of sophistication and charm. “
I personally believe that they hit the snail on the head with this perfume, it is well rounded enough to where everyone can enjoy! I hope you enjoyed this review. This is my honest opinion I am not being paid by this company, nor am I affiliated with this company. I was sent this product for review. I suggest that if you are looking for the perfect holiday gift that you visit: http://www.charlestongirlperfume.com/ to purchase yours today!
Well that is all guys, if you have any questions please let me know! I hope you enjoyed this review. Make sure you enter my giveaway to win a sample it ends tomorrow!
excited when I saw the possibilities of what I could receive this month. I have included a few pictures of what I received. I will also do a review below the pictures, so keep scrolling down!
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Facts about Chelsee:
How long have you been blogging? Since March 11, 2012
Do you do it full-time? yes
What is your favorite kind of ice cream? Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie
What is the first blog you started reading/following? The Small Things Blog
Do you have a pet? Yes many: cats, dogs and fish
Where was your last vacation to? Panama City Beach, FL
What is your favorite work out? Zumba
What is the last book you read? Beyond Atlanta: The Struggle for Racial Equality in Georgia
What is your favorite meal from growing up? Anything Mexican!
Are your ears pierced? yes
How are you celebrating Thanksgiving? With all of my extended family at my Great-grandmother’s house!
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Are you…Team: Edward, Jacob, or neither?
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In the aftermath of all of the jack-o-lanters that were floating around, I noticed that some were decaying too quickly. I am sure that is due to the weather conditions that plagued farmers this year. I was hell bent on having my pumpkin survive this year. I decided to do a little experiment to test what would work. Here are 4 steps to preserving your pumpkin.
1) Carve Pumpkin
2) Mix a bleach solution of 1 tablespoon of bleach 2 cups water & mix it.
3) Take bleach mixture & wipe the inside & lid of the Pumpkin.
4) Take an coat the entire inside and all the cut outs with Vaseline.
That’s it! It completely worked, I found that even after 5 days there was no decay. Now let me explain why this works. It is very simple, the bleach mixture kills all the bacteria that causes decay. The Vaseline seals the moisture in and prevents it from drying out. If you think about it..it truly makes sense. I hope this helps!
I hope everyone had a great weekend! I saw that some were wondering what I received in my Birchbox this month. Well I was somewhat happy with this box. I chose the transformation box, instead of the goop box! I was thrilled when I saw that they had included the Balm highlighter, this is a product that I have been eying for some time now. I also received this perfume sample that is suppose to be flirtatious…. Well I am not sure if it will work, because it smells different for sure lol! I also received a sunblock sample that looks interesting I will eventually post a review on it. My least favorite thing was the protein bar, I usually like protein bars … But I was not impressed I took one bite and chunked it! I will be happy to post the list of products later, I simply left my list this morning! Sorry guys! I am overall loving Birchbox, because it gives me a chance to try loads of products that I am unfamiliar with! I will be doing a review on some of these products soon:)
I recently purchased the Lorac Pro Eye shadow palette, and I thought it would be good to post a picture tutorial. My Camera was on the fritz so these pictures are not as great as I would like them to be. The reason that you only see one eye is that I did a second tutorial on the other eye from the Nude’tude palette. Since all I was doing was tutorials I felt that I should not waste the makeup by doing the same look on both eyes. The lighting is super bright, I wanted to make sure you guys could see the different contrast of colors…. I am not that white trust me! I am going to give you step by step instructions on how to create this look. I thought it was a super cute smoky look! If you would like to see a video version of this please let me know! I will be posting a full review of this palette, including the quality of colors and much more! I hope you have fun creating this look, let me know if you have any questions.
Here are 11 steps to creating this look
1)I primed my eyes with Urban decay Primer Potion in Eden
2) I took my NYX jumbo pencil in Cottage Cheese and ran it all over my eye lid and blended it out.
3) I applied the color Taupe to my lid and blended it out.
4) I next took the shade sable and used it as my crease color, blending it up just below my brow bone.
5) I next took the shade espresso and used it to darken my outer crease, winging it out to make a greater than or “v” shape at the outside of my eye lid.
6) I need added a small amount of the color black to the outside corner of my eye lid to intensify the look.
7) I took the shade slate and swept it across my lid & blending it up to make the look more sultry looking.
8) Used the color white as both a brow highlight & in the corner of my eye to brighten the look.
9) I used Liquid Stiletto Liner in black to line my top lash line, winging it out slightly.
10)Next I used Urban Decay liner in Zero to line my bottom water line.
11)I next used Maybelline lash blast mascara to complete the look.
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Hello everyone! Unlike most days, today's post is all about what you can accomplish when you are determined to do something. So I have this awful habit of things breaking when I am using them! It is an absolute pain in the butt! Well I broke my vacuum cleaner broke…probably because I tend to just run over things lol But Hey who doesn't when they are in a hurry. Well yesterday I decided ….why wait for a guy to fix it( i.e. my dad) so I found my tool box and was on a mission. Well guys after two hours of taking apart every little piece, I found the problem. Well I fixed it, this is nothing I honestly thought I could ever do…especially since I am not mechanically inclined…more like mechanically challenge to be honest. Well this is proof ladies! Once you really apply yourself you will be surprised what you can accomplish. So try this philosophy and next time you are waiting for someone else to fix it, just because you don't think you can, try fixing it yourself. I do recommend that you do some research before tackling some more taxing projects. Anyways good luck! Tune in tomorrow for my pick for neutral eyeshadow pallet. These are super popular this season and I have found one for under $10. On a side note please pray for those affected by tornadoes yesterday and keep the rest of the country in mind as these storms move through the rest of the south. Cheers!