Thursday, May 30, 2013

Adopting a Kitten Part 1: Supplies || chelseahkitty

FINALLY!!!! I've been waiting years for this to happen. I'm preparing to adopt a kitten (or two) so I've bought a few supplies I thought I'd share. It's been hard to find the right things, especially the food. I'm trying to feed her the best diet possible that I can afford. I've gotten everything I need so at this point I'm just waiting on the perfect cat to come along. If you have any suggestions please let me know in the comments!

Here's what I've got so far:
Carrier from amazon.com

Dry food from Petco
Canned food from Petsmart



Bed and toys from Petco

Food dish from Walmart




Monday, May 20, 2013

Coral Summer Nails! || chelseahkitty

This is the new Covergirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in the shade 240 Coral Silk

Price: $4.94 at Walmart
Formula: The polish is very opaque and only needs 2 coats to look great. Actually, I like the formula better than more expensive brands like Essie. 
Finish: It has lasted 3 days on my nails with no chips so far, which is unheard of on my nails. I don't have a topcoat on either because the polish, or gloss, was already shiny and looked fine. 
Color: The color does look a little darker and more orange-y than coral on the nails but it is still a great summer nail polish worth trying. And it looks great with a tan.   

I am not the most skilled nail-painter but here are some pictures of my nails with the polish on in natural sunlight: 



Have you tried any of the other colors in this line? Since I liked this one so much I'm dying to try some more colors and see if they're just as good. As always, thanks for reading! If you'd like me to try anything out and review it please leave a comment :)

chelseah x

Thursday, May 16, 2013

L'Oreal Lumi Foundation Review || chelseahkitty


True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Foundation by L'Oreal

I've been wearing this foundation for about a month now. At first it was a little too dark for me but as I spent more time in the sun it matched right up. I am in the shade W4 Natural Beige and apply it using the Real Techniques stippling brush. Underneath I wear a moisturizer and primer. Sometimes I top it off with a spray of e.l.f. makeup setting spray. (Keep in mind I have dry & sensitive skin with lots of freckles! Not everyone's skin will look or react the same.) Here's my review:

Photo: shade W4 Natural Beige in natural sunlight
Cost: 
$12.99 (at Ulta)

Coverage
Light-Medium. A bit more than a TM or BB. 

Shades: 
Amazing shade range! They have a total of 15 warm (W), cool (C), and neutral (N) tones. 

Application: 
Easily blendable. Also, I did not notice any makeup-y or sunscreen smell to this. 

Finish: 
Satin or dewy. Definitely not matte. Makes my skin look glowy but not too dewy..like real skin! Doesn't feel heavy on the skin. 

Comparison: 
In my opinion it is as good if not better than some high-end foundations. 

Skin benefits:
The L'oreal website claims this is safe for sensitive skin. It has not broken me out at all and I have pretty sensitive skin. SPF of 20. The website also says it contains antioxidants and vitamins. 


In conclusion...I loved it!
Pros
Looks natural/not cakey. Easy to blend. Love the glowing finish it gives. Cheap compared to high end. Has SPF 20. Good for sensitive skin and dry skin. 
<---It has a pump!!! I think it's a great lighter weight summer foundation because it looks natural and doesn't feel heavy on the skin at all.
Cons: Does not last all day, but that would be a miracle anyway. I use a primer--Bare Minerals "Prime Time" and it seems to help extend wear. Might not be the best for oily skin. Animal testing :(

If you tried it, how did you like the Lumi foundation? Have you found any foundations comparable to this one? (As always, I'm looking for one that does not do animal testing.) Feel free to ask any questions or leave suggestions in the comments!

Thanks for reading :)
x chelseah


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Quick Haul || chelseahkitty

Quick Haul: Old Navy & Walmart--workout clothes and beauty products

~I have never bought or tried running/workout clothes from old navy but they seem like great quality and are very comfortable. Also, much easier on the wallet than expensive brands.




Running tee [On sale for $10]
Sports bras [On sale for buy 2 get for $10/ea, so $20 for both; Reg ~$16 each.]


Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 hr
#10 Precious Pearl
#30 Icy Mint
[$5.94 each]


~I was so happy to find the last two of these colors in the Maybelline Color Tattoo Limited Editions! (Be careful, some of them at my Walmart had been opened and tampered with. They should have a clear plastic seal around the glass pot so it can't be opened.) I already own "Bad to the Bronze" so I can't wait to try these. The formula really is the longest lasting eyeshadow I've ever used and goes on so smooth. After swatching, I think the pearl color would work great as a highlight. And maybe my old one is just dried up but these seem more creamy and smooth. 


TRESemme Volume Shampoo
TRESemme Moisture Conditioner
[$3.48 each]
Suave Clarifying Shampoo
[$1.50] 

 
~Just some stuff I needed to pick up. I've had luck with TRESemme shampoos before, so I picked up the volume one because I have long hair that tends to lay flat on top and the moisture conditioner because I have blonde ombre so my ends are pretty dry sometimes. The clarifying shampoo is one I picked up because of bloggers raving about it because it's cheap and gets the job done for once-a-week deep cleaning of hair. I previously used the Deep Clean green shampoo from Herbal Essences. 

Do you have any of these products? Want me to give a full review on them? Have an idea or product you would like me to write about? (I currently do posts on fitness, food, beauty products, fashion, and photography.)
Let me know in the comments! 
Thanks for reading!
chelseah x