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Hey, it's Chelsy, with a Y! I am a wife to my sweet prince, and mother to one spunky little princess and one handsome little ham of a prince. Painting is my drug of choice. Wine is good too. I'm known to speak without thinking and eat to much chocolate. I love meeting new people, and learning new things. So this is my journey through some not so glorious moments, some not so intelligent thoughts and some possibly crafty ideas.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Get your (brave) face on!

The very wonderful Beth over at The Stories of A to Z issued a challenge, where you show EVERYONE in the blogosphere your nakey face and then show the steps to how you put your face on.  At first I thought the woman had lost her marbles! Show people my bare/pimple infested/swollen pregnancy face?? Uhhhh....No thank you! But then I realized a couple of things. 1. I'm not going to be the only person showing people my nakey face. And 2. I only have 5 followers, so showing the whole blogosphere might be a little dramatic. So here goes:

So here I am straight out of the shower, with a squeeeeeky clean face. How did it get so clean you ask?

Why, with this little bar of soap of course! It's seriously the best thing I have ever used to wash my face. My Grandma always used Ivory soap to wash her face, so I like to think of this as the soap of the 21st century.

(I'm not sure why this is side-ways)
On really oily days I use this and just rub it on with a cotton ball. I also use it alot at night, when I too lazy to wash my face and I know I need to get my make-up off.

Next is concealer/foundation/powder. In case you haven't figured it out yet- I have really oily skin. And with this pregnancy, I have had alot of break-outs.  It's hard for me to commit to a foundation because it seems like they all make me oily- even if they claim not to! But I am loving this Covergirl Clean make-up. It's new, and it's also fragrance and oil free. I've only been using it a couple of weeks, but so far, so good! I use a concealer stick under my eyes and to cover pimples. First, I apply the foundation with one of these:
Then I apply the concealer, and finally pressed powder to set.

I'm not big on blush, and I honestly have no idea what kind this is. I just swirl the brush around all three colors and apply it to my apples. I've also been known to do this before I put powder on so that it looks less like blush and more like a natural rosy glow.

I got this eye-shadow pallet on the right for Christmas and I LOVE IT! It's so much fun! The eye shadow on the left is a mineral one that is light pink. I apply it all over my lids and line along the bottom. Then I apply one of the darker shades in the crease of my lids and blend it with a Q-tip. Then I add a lighter shade right above my lashes.  A tip I learned from who knows where is to apply white eye shadow in the inside corner of your eyes to make them "pop". Sometimes I do this if I remember.
I then apply a brown eye liner pencil on top and bottom. And I use this:
to smudge the top eye liner a little. Then a coat of mascara, and I use a toothbrush (from Jr. High...Seriously!) to brush my lashes and eye brows. Then apply another coat of mascara. I love Max Factor 2000 Calorie.

And finally, my kisser. I just use and eye liner pencil to line and fill in my lips. This one is from Ulta, it's Flesh on one end and Rose on the other. I don't pay attention to which end is which, so sometimes I'm fleshy and sometimes I'm rosey! Then I add my Burts Bees and call it good.

Then I'm done. My hair is still wet, but I couldn't fix it because of this:
You guessed it- I do my make-up while this little lady is in the tub beside me! This routine takes me about five minutes. On nights that I'm going out with the Hubby I switch it up a little and use some bronzer and a smokey eye look. But this above is how you will see me most days. (Except with dry hair!)
Thanks again Beth- this really was fun!!


Heather@PixieDust said...

awww - i just wrote out this whole thing and then i lost it!! here goes again...

you look so cute!! I get oily too and I know this sounds counter-intuitive, but you should try an oil cleanser. 1) like dissolves like - the oil in the cleanser will bond to the oil in your skin and whisk it away. 2) sorry grandma, but I'm not a fan of soap. I know your skin feels so good when you wash it, but throughout the day your oil glands are kicking into overdrive to restore all the moisture you took away. The trick is to never let your skin get so dry that your oil glands try to correct it.

I know this goes against everything you have ever heard, but give it a shot. Your skin will start to balance out and those mid-day oil slicks will subside. hope you don't mind the unsolicated advice :)

Heather@PixieDust said...

here are two examples - one reasonable, one expensive(but it is the original)

fawnda said...

Beautiful! this party has been so fun! : ) said...

you look beautiful!!

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Chelsy! I heard about this event only just tonight, and am sorry I did not know about it sooner!.. But I really enjoy all the tips and product referrals! LOVE your eyeshadow palette of colors! I love those especially for my purse! I have to tip my hat to you, for your bravery and good sportsmanship! You look gorgeous, and it was a pleasure meeting you today! ~tina

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Yay! Thanks for linking up. Your eyes look fab and you look lovely. I'm loving your Avon shadows and I'm a huge Burts Bees chapstick fan too :).

Grace @ Ruby Moon Designs said...

You are beautiful! I too love Dove and Burt's Bees. And your little girl is just precious! Isn't bathtime awesome...I usually clean the bathroom while my son's in the tub!

Blessings, Grace

Mandy said...

You're adorable, even with wet hair!
Your daughter is darling, too!
TFS :)

Kristi @ Creative Kristi said...

Hi! You look great...I too was not into showing the world my pimply prego swollen face but I linked up too! Just a little tip: I would try putting your liquid foundation on with a foundation brush instead of a'll use much less (saving $$!) and get better coverage :)
Thanks for sharing!! :)

Sheri said...

you look great, wet hair and all!

Stephanie said...

You do look great!! Thanks for sharing!

Carol said...

You look great! I love Burts Bees lip balm! It works great on dry cuticles too!