Hey guys, I’m Kelsey, and I blog over at Beauty by Kelsey. I’m super excited for the opportunity to guest post here on Mandy’s blog as it’s one of my favorite reads! Anyway, my collection of lip products is far from streamlined, but lately I’ve been keeping a small makeup bag with me “just in case.” I still have more lip options than is probably necessary on a day to day basis, but I’m pretty much ready for anything. I’ll be bringing these six products with me everywhere - to work, while traveling, etc.
It's easy to let Sundays be really lazy and relaxed, but they can actually be a great day to get a lot done and get a jump start on your week. As a blogger and an entrepreneur, it's all about the hustle and working hard. Making the most of your time is crucial to success and growth. I used to let Sundays be just another day in the weekend, but lately I've been trying to make the most of them that I can. I believe in order to have a productive week, you have to do a bit of planning and preparation ahead of time.
Home decor has always been a passion of mine, but over the past year that passion has turned into a bit of an obsession. I'm constantly on Pinterest saving home styling ideas, and have had a blast decorating my first little home. Each season, I try to give my home a little cleanup and refresh. Now that we're heading into summer, it's that time again to pick a room and get to styling. I recently teamed up with Pier 1 to refresh my bedroom for the new season, and I thought I would share a few of my tips if you're interested in doing the same.
All throughout my teenage years, I was told that acne breakouts were something I'd eventually "grow out of". While my skin has never been horrible, I've always struggled with problem zits and the odd breakout thanks to hormones and stress. The worst part? They haven't gone away as I've grown older (much to the dismay of my teenage self). I know that acne is something that most people deal with and that I shouldn't feel embarrassed, but it's still a major bummer when you wake up to a big angry pimple right in the center of your chin. Thankfully, there are so many more acne treatments brands on the market now since my teenage years. ZAPZYT is one such brand that I've recently been trying out, and I'm so thrilled with the results I've been seeing!
I remember making the change a couple years ago from blogging once or twice a week to blogging every day. I felt that I was at a point in my blogging career where I was ready to make the commitment, but boy was I terrified. Blogging every single day is a pretty intimidating challenge. Self-doubt can make you second guess whether you're capable of taking on such a feat, but it's not as hard as it may seem so long as you're properly prepared for the hard work ahead.
I love the world of beauty because it's so versatile and people can use it to create whatever they want. It seems like every other day there is a new makeup trend blowing up on Instagram or a beauty launch that has bloggers rushing out to their nearest Sephora. It all can be really fun, and I often look forward to what this community will come up with next. That being said, there are definitely some trends and techniques that I have just not been a fan of. Rebecca recently shared an anti-haul, and it got me to thinking about my own beauty habits. I found the whole idea super interesting, so I thought I would share some beauty-related things that I'll never end up doing.
Life can get really crazy sometimes. What with work, school, relationships, finances, politics, social issues, and daily responsibilities, it's a wonder we're all able to keep it together. Stress is something that most of us deal with on a daily basis, and it can actually be really harmful to our health and mental wellbeing. I try my best to remain as positive and upbeat as possible, but there are definitely those days (and sometimes weeks) where I have to rely on a few no-fail techniques to help relieve the stress.
I've been slowly going through all of my clothes as I pack for this move, and getting rid of a bunch of things has opened up some space in my closet. Naturally, I've begun to think about what pieces I'm lacking in and what I should get to give my wardrobe a nice refresh. As a result, I've started a little fashion wish list (well, it was supposed to be little) of cute items I've been spying at ASOS. I'm a huge fan of ASOS because their clothing and accessories are so well made, and they carry a bunch of pieces that match my style perfectly. If you're looking to do a little wardrobe shopping, check out the goodies from my wish list below and perhaps you'll fall in love with something as well.
Working from home can be extremely fun and rewarding, but sometimes motivation can be scarce and it can be hard to keep the hustle going. Doing the same things day after day can become a little tiring sometimes, especially if there is something you're just not a fan of doing (I'm looking at you, emails). Knowing how to motivate yourself in instances like these can be super helpful.
Acne is something that most of us still have to deal with from time to time, even after high school and our teenage years. Now that I'm a little older, my skin has calmed down a little bit but I still get the odd breakout or two every month. On top of that, I also have dark circles under my eyes that I can't seem to ever get rid of. So, as you can imagine, I've become quite skilled at concealing skin imperfections and thought I'd share my tips and which products I use.
As crazy to think that I've been blogging off and on for the past 10 years. Blogging has definitely grown and changed during that time, making it quite the educational experience. Over the years, I've learned so many different things about myself, creativity, finding my passion, building a successful blog, dealing with negativity, and learning to stay true to oneself. Today, I thought it could be fun (and helpful) to share the most important lessons I've learned from blogging so far.
Being a beauty blogger (and just a beauty addict in general), it can be really easy to drop a lot of cash on the latest makeup releases and "must have" products. I've made a conscious effort this year to strictly reduce my shopping habits, and when I do make a purchase, I have to be as thrifty as possible. I've got a few tricks to saving money when shopping for makeup and beauty products, and I thought you guys might be interested in them too.