Category: Lifestyle

Gifting A Unique Wooden Watch for Him this Valentine’s Day ft JORD

Hey y’all! I can’t believe it’s already the end of January! Anybody else feel like that went way too fast?! With that being said, the big Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching!

Lucky for me I’ve collaborated with a unique wood watch company – JORD –  just in Time for Ry’s present to be this super cute watch & to giveaway $100 off a watch for one of y’all to give the perfect valentines gift to your boo, or even you (because let’s be honest, I give myself gifts too)!

I don’t know about y’all but I’m always pretty stumped on gifts for Ryan! I feel like he is always just getting things he wants so half the time I’m like what the heck, he already has everything! A watch can always be a good route to take because it’s something they use everyday & can keep for years to come! When I saw this watch I was excited about it because it’s so different – being that its a wood watch I knew it would give him something to wear on his wrist that not everyone else has! It’s not your norm being that is made of wood & the craftsmanship is stunning! They also can engrave the watch which is always nice if your trying make it a little more sentimental!

The watch I picked for Ryan is from Jord’s HYDE series & is walnut & black, you can find the exact one HERE . I also have to mention that it comes in this really nice box, that Ryan & Hayden both had to admire & smell the inside for like 5 minutes. Of course since Ryan is in construction he’s like obsessed with any smell of good wood! Hayd ended up claiming the box in the end, so after this post it is officially his. Those two together crack me up like no other!

Side note: Jord actually makes wood watches for both men & women in a bunch of different styles & I can’t help but eye a few up myself because we all know I have a shopping problem! The Women’s watches  come in all different colors but I love the light wood ones that are dainty!

Again, these are just so unique & that’s what really draws my attention to them! Now, on to the exciting stuff, THE GIVEAWAY here’s the deal -> All you have to do is click HERE to enter. Everyone who enters gets 10% off but the big winner gets $100 off any watch of their choice! The giveaway ends on 2/11 at midnight, so make sure you enter before then!

Happy Valentine’s Day prepping everyone!!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae


Watch Gift Ideas

Sugar Bear Hair

Happy Wednesday to all my blog peopleee!! Today I’m sharing with you guys something I consistently share with my clients & ive wanted to do a blog post on it for a while!!

Tons of people sit in my chair and ask me about hair vitamins, biotin, any pills I may know of that work! In my experience with hair pills I never really saw a difference in my hair. I even had a biotin once that I bought from Walgreens that said on the back to “take a hour apart from an oral contraceptive” … That went out the window because I’m like what?! Us chicks can barely remember to take that at the same time everyday without setting an alarm on our phone – I definitely can’t remember to take that a hour apart! Another one made me breakout like CRAZY, my friend holly who works in the skin clinic at H2O (whose amazing by the way if anyone needs a facial 😜) did dermaplaning on me and I kept being like omg never again that made me break out & she was like I’ve never had anyone say that it’s not that, blah blah blah! I was like yea yea whateverrr, well she came and slept over one night and when she walked in my bathroom to brush her teeth she was like when did you start taking this biotin? “Oh right around the time you did my face” she’s like helllllooooo this is why your breaking out! Stopped taking it and I was all good!!

Anyway, to sum up a long lengthy summary of all the hair pills I’ve tried in the past, NO, none of them ever made me see a difference in my hair!

Leading me to this point, for about 2 years I had constantly seen these “Sugar Bear Hair” gummies. Tons of celebs/reality tv people/insta famous people endorsed them so naturally I was like this stuff is bologna because they are clearly paying all these people to post. Now while that’s obviously the case, something stilllll told me in the back of my head to try them (probably because Kylie was posting about them, #suckermein). Not to mention they look really cute and yummy. Of course we all know how this ends, of COURSE, I did indeed buy them.

When they got to the house of course I immediately tried one because, duh, they are gummies. DELICIOUS. I put them on the counter in my bathroom next to my toothbrush & actually religiously took them everyday. When I was about three quarters done the bottle I was like whatever I’m not seeing anything different with my hair. I’ll finish them out but I’m not reordering. But then I thought about it and I was like that’s not fair. I mean really how is anything supposed to change your hair in a few weeks of taking it, or even a month? If so that would be a miracle pill and we’d all be taking it.

Think about it, nothing is done that quick when it comes to a change in your body. Why would your hair magically start growing like weeds that quick?! I decided I would buy another bottle. I told myself I was going to give it 2 – 3 months without shutting it down. I ordered the second bottle before I was done and again continued to religiously take it. Twice a day every morning!

Half way through the 2nd bottle & that was it. People at work started telling me my hair looked more heathy and shiny. They started mentioning (and I started realizing) that my shorter pieces on top of be crown of my head (a common breakage spot for blondes) was starting to get significantly longer, making the distance between that and the ends of my hair closer, I.E. not looking like joe dirt in the back. Now, getting compliments from hairdressers in the salon, that’s big 😂 we all are so hard on each other and when your in the hair business you don’t sugar coat it to each other, girl your hairs fried. The end. Panana and no one cares because we’re all putting extensions in our hair like white on rice! It’s just hair it can be fixed, or be faked to look fixed!

Bottom line, I finished the second bottle and ordered another. My hair had really started to look good. It was growing and was definitely getting the vitamins it needed because it was very shiny and soft. In the midst of moving I had ran out and forgot to order, it slipped my mind for about 4 months. I’m kinda one of those, even if I loose 5 pounds like don’t tell me because I’ll be like danggg I’m looking good I can eat this pasta. All down hill from there. Same with the pills, it’s like you get it in your head that your good so you slack off.

I am now starting my second bottle of pills again! And I can tell my extensions are growing out a little faster. A downside, but still a upside because it’s making my hair better.

I also have recommended these to a few clients, okay more like kind of rave about them. Of course some I can tell are probably like whatever girl, but I really have no benefit of telling my clients about them. It’s not like we sell them at the salon and I make a commission (which would actually be awesome because maybe I’d sell some product for once 😜). With all that said I’ve actually had a good bit of clients try them out text me and say they love them and that they see a difference in their hair. One had even came in and said her experience was the same. On her second bottle she and her daughters saw a difference!

They are a tad on the pricey side but I’d say if your wanting to try them out I’d create a time line for yourself. If your on your 2nd or 3rd and don’t see a difference don’t waste your time/money! Of course everyone’s hair is different, what works for me might not work for you! But, if your someone who is really trying to grow your hair or improve it’s integrity anything’s worth a try to get you where you want to be!

You can grab a bottle here with free shipping. I normally order mine on amazon here because I have prime and it’s quicker to get to me plus ends up being cheaper than their website. The amazon link is to a 3 months supply but that’s what I want so! Of course you can also go on their website and get one months supply or a subscription or whatever, click here and it’ll take ya there!

If y’all have ANY questions, comment below or on insta or whatever haha! If it’s something I can answer I definitely will!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

Sayin hello to 2018

Wow I can’t believe today marks the start of 2018! I feel like the past year flew by! 2017 was definitely a good one for me – my clientele grew, my blog grew (and I interned for it to continue to grow with fingers crossed), I got to travel to a lot of places with a bunch of my favorite people, I rented my house out and moved in with Ry & Hayd, which has been a great thing. Overall I like to think I did some growing as a person in all kinds of different ways! It’s been a good one!

But with every end of the year there’s always reflections on what we’d like to change, or maybe grow more in, goals we’d like to accomplish for the upcoming year! Our 2018 New Years resolutions!

I’m getting a little personal with you guys in this post and sharing my New Years resolutions on the blog! There’s nothing super juicy here, I like to think most are just kinda typical. I know I enjoy reading other people’s goals sometimes because it can remind you to reach for more yourself or think of certain things that maybe don’t even cross your mind! I also want to share with you guys some of the steps I take each day to make for a smooth running day and accomplish my goals! So, here it goes … resolutions first, then tips after!

• time management – I’ve got a lot going on right now. My schedule had took on a big change moving in with the boys because it wasn’t ALL about MY schedule anymore. Of course this was a good change lol but I have to admit it has taken some time to get into the swing of things. I want to leave work a tad earlier because I want to be able to sit down and have dinner with them. I also want to make time for my clients, myself, blogging, & the gym. This year I really want to set aside 2 of my days off out of every month to be days for myself with no hair being done. I want to take certain times out of the day for the gym and blogging without taking time away from the people around me or feeling overwhelmed and rushed.

• career – I really want to grow my clientele this year. I want to grow it with clients that have positive vibes, I want to grow it with people who are friends and family of clients I already know and love, clients who are excited about hair, fashion & beauty! I love clients that sit in my chair that I can have fun with & feed off of! My job is great because working with people all day opens your mind to tons of different things! Clients like that is what makes an amazing work day, and I’m all about that this year! Send them my way! I’m also including blogging in this category because ultimately I want this to become a part of my career! I want to set a goal for myself of posting at least 4 – 5 days a week and to get more creative/ comfortable in front of the camera!

• relationships – I want to make more time for the people I love. When you get older I feel like you get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of life. I’m going to make it a point this year to make PEOPLE more important because at the end of the day that’s whose there, not things! Hopefully implementing my new “time management” skills will play a part in this haha!

• be more mindful – I want to be more aware this year. Focus more on the present, or be more in the moment. I’ve always tended to be one who totally planning the what’s next from what I’m a doing next year, to what’s my first client going to want in the morning. While that is a positive thing in many ways, it also can tend to be a double edge sword because it takes focus away from the “now”.

• more mindful with others – I want to set a goal for myself with doing one selfless thing for someone else a few times a week. I haven’t worked out the kinks of this goal yet but I’m brain storming. More along the lines of that whole random acts of kindness thing. My friends always impress me because they will stop by the salon and bring me my favorite treat or something like that! I’m always like damn, I never THINK to do stuff like that! Okay I can’t say never, but I feel like my mind is always 100 miles a minute so it’s not something I am consistent with! I am blessed to have such great and thoughtful people in my life and I want to show them more this year how appreciate I am for it!

• fitness – okay, this is your totally cliche New Years resolution. Come Wednesday it’s on (Tuesday I’m off work and grabbing drinks and lunch with work peeps). Anyway, I’ll be 100% honest with you guys. Since I’ve moved into Ryan’s I’ve gained about 5 pounds. People hear me say that and are like ohhh okay like that’s a big deal. But, it is to me! It’s 5 pounds closer to where I don’t want to be. And 5 pounds gone of wiggle room haha! It boils down to the fact that I am eating more, when I lived alone I didn’t love to mess up my kitchen for just me. Me and Ryan made it a tradition for my to cook us dinner every Tuesday and really on the Wednesday and Thursday nights Ryan had Hayden I made it a point to schedule extensions and things like that because it kept those two days for just them. Then of course I’d crash the boy party on the weekends and we’d eat whatever! But, I was probably drinking a protein shake for dinner 3 – 4 times a week when it boiled down to it. Now, I am eating dinner every night lol which is of course more normal and realistic than protein shakes, but that explains the 5 pounds! I want to get back in the gym consistently (with a positive attitude, not dreading it the whole time) & me and Ryan agreed as a whole that we want to cook more and eat out less!

• be on my phone less – I haven’t quite figured out what steps I will take to achieve this. Especially since blogging means your on your phone A LOT more. I assume this will fit in with my “time management goal”. I don’t know, all I know is I want this thing attached to my hip less!

• more consistent with skin care – about two months ago I got a call saying I had basal cell skin cancer in a spot super close to my eye. I had mohs surgery soon after and they were able to get it all out the first time with the margins clear thank the lordddd above. I’m still working on excepting the fact that I’ll have this dumb scar by my eye but I’ve accepted that obviously that’s better then having a worse type of skin cancer and I’m lucky that it was something that could be cut out! With that being said it kinda made me realize how important it is to treat our skin right! I never wore sunscreen under my make up but since I have been religiously. I also started taking heliocare pills which protect from the sun. The other thing that I realized when I had the surgery done is like for the past two months I haven’t been able to use certain things on my face. As soon as this sucker starts to heal more I want to do more facials, be more consistent with my skin care regimen & use more preventative products to help with sun damage and aging!

So, that about sums up most of my goals! Of course I always want to be working on being my best version of me but I think the start of a new year is always a great time to reflect and regroup + start fresh! Clean slate!

Now, on to the few ways I work towards accomplishing my goals! I have just a few quick tips of mine that I find help!

• PURCHASE A PLANNER – this is so major in my life! I’m a write it down kinda girl! I write everything in my planner! Down to “wash hair tonight” pahaha! It may be silly but checking things off your list makes you feel accomplished and you’ll want to accomplish more! Plus this is an awesome way to make your everyday life feel very organized! HERE is the planner I purchased this year, it’s by sugar paper Los Angeles! I have to have a monthly and weekly view with lots of space daily to write things down. I love it and couldn’t wait to crack it open!

• BE REALISTIC/TAKE BABY STEPS- if you have a crazy big goal that can feel overwhelming! Instead, think of ways to get there and set those things as goals! Maybe you want to cut carbs completely out of your diet, instead of going cold turkey say okay, this week I am only going to have carbs 3 days this week. Then the next add 4, then 5, etc. that way your feeling accomplished while working towards the main challenge!

• GET EXCITED – tell people about your goals, this makes you more accountable for completing them! if your goal is to be more into working out, treat yourself to new gym clothes, maybe some new headphones!

• WRITE YOUR GOALS DOWN/CREATE A VISION BOARD – write your goals down on paper. Writing them makes it feel more official and you can even write down some ways or things you think would help accomplish them! Or, make a dream board! EVERY YEAR, for like the past 10 years, my family sits around a few days after the new year and makes a dream board. We go through tons of magazines and cut things out and glue them to a board. See my post last year HERE for the full details if you’d like to start a tradition like this too!! After you write your list or make your dream board place it somewhere that your will see it often! I normally place my dream board in my closet. That way I am reminded of my goals and dreams for the year every morning when I get dressed!

& that’s that! If you guys have any great tips for accomplishing your goals fill a sista in! Here’s a better look at my planner below!!

I hope everyone had a fabulous New Years Eve and that were all ready to take on 2018!!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

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Christmas Decor + Tablescape

I love decorating for Christmas! I don’t know if I could think of anyone who would say different! Christmas decor is hands down the best! All the lights, and sparkles! The fresh (or faux) greenery – there’s no other holiday like it!

The thing I love about decorating for Christmas is that you can throw some lights or greenery around the house and it makes such a huge difference! It doesn’t really need anything else if you don’t have anything else, land honestly, sometimes I think the simpleness of Garland and some lights is the prettiest! Anytime I decorate, I have to say I’m more into the simplicity of things rather then throwing a billion over the top things up just to have them fill up the house!

Also, with decorating for any holiday, I always try to keep in mind all of my past years themes when shopping and only really purchase things that will work with them/add to them. This helps save you money and gives you more options for years to come. I like to think of shopping for any holiday decorations as an opportunity to add things that will go with anything in my collection – not to necessarily start a new collection. For the past few Christmas I have stuck with silver, gold, white, silver & gold and all white.

Now, if I wanted to make things look different from those past years I would maybe think to add some color! If I was in my all girl house still, BLUSH would have made a major appearance (but every time I turned to look at Ryan after saying something blush was cute in a store he looked at me like I had 3 heads)! Or, if the boys would have wanted to go for a more festive theme I would have thought to throw in some red ornaments in the mix of white. Maybe have a red bow as my Christmas tree topper and add small poinsettias through the house to add touches of the red theme in different areas!

This year, Since it was my first Christmas moved into Ryan’s I tried to remain calm and told myself I wouldn’t go crazy and take over. Pahaha! Although I think Ryan’s maybe used to me taking over the decorating. And that he’s maybe okay with it! He goes along with it, so sometimes I think he doesn’t mind, either that or he gives up lol!! But anyway, I only realllllly went nutso in the dining room! So I figured I’d focus in on that for you guys in this blog post!

This year we went more with a silver and white theme. Keeping things clean and simple. I wanted the table to look elegant but not to done up! With the table I used the normal urn that stays there but replaced our fall pumpkins with a big silver reindeer! This little guy looks big and makes a statement but was cheaper being that he’s made of paper mache!

Once I filled underneath him with fur ornaments I found, this made for the highest point on the table. I knew from here that I would have to even the feel out with something that would bring the hight down a bit on each side! Since the table is very large you can’t have just one tall thing in the center.

As soon as I got to brainstorming I knew that candlesticks would be perfect to incorporate. They would be a great way to fancy it up and keep the hight of everything proportional. I found these pretty wire ones, but they were gold so I sprayed them silver with a mirrored glass spray paint!

I added touches of mercury glass and fur. The fur table runner, I. am. obsessed. with! I also added snow tipped pinecones. I laid these staggered over garland that was intertwined through the candle sticks!

My place setting are all from pier one, they have the best stuff! Depending on what’s going on I add or remove plates for more laxed or fancy looks. I found these cute little birds that had clips on them, I got the idea of using jute twine as a napkin ring because I wanted the birds to stand out, not the napkin ring!

For the chairs I placed small wreaths that I got from hobby lobby! I tied a small thin white bow on them to tie in the white from the napkins and table runner. The trick is to make everything flow.

For other greenery touches, I placed faux garland springs around the top of the chandelier. This is something you don’t always see so I thought it looked really cute and different!! Again, touches like these are so simple and inexpensive.

Ryan also has this huge old window on the wall behind the table that he got from an old uptown house he worked on. He changed the glass out with mirrors. This is something that’s a great idea at any time to give a big empty wall a special touch while still making it simple! I placed garland around this and draped one of my favorite little Christmas goodies on it! I got this cute banner from Etsy a few years ago and I always love how it looks!

Hope this post can give you guys any last minute Christmas decor inspiration since I know I got around to it a little late in the game. However these are always great things to keep in mind for next year, and some of the things in this post will go on sale I’m pretty sure once Christmas is over! It’s always good to stock up for next year while the gettin’ is cheap pahaha!

I am linking a ton of products you can use to re-create this look in the 2 sliders below! Scroll though and click the things you like to be directly taken to the page!

-EVERY DAY TABLE DECOR-

 

-CHRISTMAS RELATED DECOR-

 

XOXO, CHELSEY RAE

Simple, Fancy + Easy Peasy wrapping!

Morning guys! We’re in the home stretch! Maybe a lot of you have starting wrapping, but I’m just getting to it!

I’m never one to go for the crazy wrapping paper. For the last few years my paper has been very natural and simple. All silver, gold, tan or white!

Sometimes I feel like crazy wrapping all placed under the tree can take attention away from it! You want the tree to be the main event, you don’t need crazy wrapping paper to steal the show!

This year I went with all white wrapping paper and craft paper with jute twine/white and silver twine to dress it up a bit!

I also got sprigs of fresh rosemary straight from the grocery store in the produce section. Small jingle bells from hobby lobby and medium white pom poms from Michael’s crafts.

Y’all that list is so easy right!? Tie some jute around a box and stick a rosemary sprig in it? Helloooo so cute and easy! And they look so fancy!!

So, to create these looks all I did was for some string the jute twine around the same area on the present but at different angles so they were spread out a bit! I placed the rosemary sprig into the twine and tied another piece of twine close to it, added a bell and made a bow!

For the other types I tied one of the twines, (either white or silver) horizontally on the box and then one vertically so they were crossing. Keep them either to the left/right side of the present so it creates the vide that they aren’t perfectly in the middle! In the place where the two vertical and horizontal twines met I placed either a bundle of PomPoms using a hot glue gun or a sprig if rosemary! Again, trying a bell with the rosemary!

I wrote in all gift tags with a silver sharpie and taped them a little under the bells or Pom Poms!

Hope this helped anyone who needed a little wrapping inspiration! I’ll tell y’all like I always do, don’t over think it! Make it fun and your own! The personal touch is that makes it special! P.S.- if you don’t feel like going out to get white wrapping paper, use what you have turned to the backside! Most wrapping paper has a white back with nothing on it!

Happy wrapping!

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XOXO, Chelsey Rae

Gift Guides For ALL …

Hey ya’ll! Happy Thursday! we are almost there, ready to say helllooo to the weekend! December for hairdressers is INSANE..like literally I could rip my hair out by the end of the day insane. Eat your salad while you pee insane. Oops I didn’t eat at all insane. Get me in the tub and in bed by 7 insane. You get it, this month is always a kicker for me! I am normally one that is so organized and plans out EVERYTHING, so the flow of a super crazy day full of surprises & squeezing people in really stresses me haha! In the mix of all that I told myself at the beginning of this week that I really wanted to try to manage my time better & get back in the gym since my face seems to be more heeled. I’m trying to fit this whole blogging thing in the mix of life with everything else & I think I’m finally starting to figure it out!

I did a poll on insta the other day and was amazed by how many people said they weren’t done Christmas shopping yet. I always laugh at myself because for how crazy I am about having everything planned and being so organized, I am NEVER ready for Christmas. I am ALWAYS buying gifts last minute. And, half the time I am always stumped. Which makes me laugh, because I was able to come up with all this for ya’ll haha!

Anyway, here are great ideas for all kinds of gals you know! The fancy type, the workout type, the wild type, the jetsetter, mom, & everyone in between! Even your pups! Prices & places are listed below the photos, scroll to the left or right & click what you like so it can take you straight to the page! Add to your cart & VOILA, one less present to buy!

-WARM & COZY-

-JETSETTER-

-FITNESS GURU-

-FANCY PANTS-

-SNOW BUNNY-

-DECORISTA-

-MRS. ORGANIZED-

-MAKEUP QUEEN-

-ENTERTAINER-

-WILD ONE-

-MOMMA-

-FUR BABIES-

 

HAPPY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING MY LOVIES! Don’t let the holidays stress ya & money is just money, it always comes if ya workin’ for it (I know we all feel like moneys flying out of our pockets right now)! Just a few words of encouragement to keep you calm!

XOXO, Chelsey Rae

The Chelsey Gift Guide

Hey y’all! Hope everyone’s Sunday has been as easy as mine has!! I had to do absolutely no hair today which was great haha! Ry’s parents came over with gumbo for lunch, which was so yummy & then we went down town to meet my momma and brockie at canal place for some shopping and dinner!! I got a goodie I’ve been eyeing up so it was a good day in my book!

How cute is this oversized sweater & belt!? Im guilty of expensive things being on my mind lately or just any gift being on my mind lately since everyone runs around asking you what you want for Christmas!

With that being said, I thought I’d share my personal Christmas wish list with y’all! I have so many clients that sit in my chair and say “what are you asking for?”. I feel like as you get older you run out of ideas for yourself! I personally just always say money when someone asks what I want or a maybe a gift card! As we get older everything we want tends to be more expensive too haha! I feel like we buy all the little & big things we want whenever we want them! But, of course there’s always things we feel guilty for treating ourselves to or things well look at and say “oh, I can wait to get that”.

Now, warning : some of this gift list is a little pricey but these are great if you need a “big gift” idea obviously these come more from parents or the main man in your life. Or from yourself haha! We all treat ourselves to a Christmas gift right?! Or is that just me!?

Y’all know the drill, details & links will be posted below the pictures! Click the link & you can add to your cart, or share the page with someone you love ;p

ONE • Valentino Donna Set | i cant lie part of me wants this just because the bottle is so pretty! I love sets because you get the lotion too! I’m one of those people who doesn’t mix sents, I want them all to match haha! What’s better then a matching lotion to your perfume!?

TWO • Sorel Snow Boots| between my brother living in Boston and me, Ry & Hayds annual ski trip, this girl sees snow a few times a year! I’ve had my eyes on these the past two years now but it’s one of those things I put on the back burner and tell myself I will get when I need them. They are SOOO cute & the color would be practical because they are black & black matches everything! Plus the touch of fur pulls in the browns too!

THREE • Votivo Diffuser | i want this so bad! I have the red currant room spray and it smells so good!! One of those smells that you want to just be all around you, which is exactly why I’d love to have this diffuser in my bedroom! Side note: red currant is actually Madonnas “sex sent” whatever that means! Sounds fancy though pahahaha!!!

FOUR • White Makeup Brush Set | okay, I only want this because they are pretty .. and if we’re honest it drives me nuts that all my makeup brushes don’t match! This set is sold out but I’m on the restocking list so I can snag them when they come back!

FIVE • Paul Mitchell Marble Flat Iron | because this is my FAVORITE flat iron for Chelsey curls and my flat iron here at the house is about to give out on me + I love this limited addition print!

SIX • Gucci Belt | this is totally an insane gift to ask for, but I still want it in the camel color & will never buy it for myself! Just throwing it on here incase anyone else is feeling fancy this Christmas and would like to ask for a $400 belt! (Insert blonde emoji throwing her hands up and shrugging her shoulders here)

SEVEN • Nirvana Bourbon Dry Shampoo | i think I put this perfume on one of my other gift guides, I told you guys how I love the sent because it’s not super girly! I’ve heard their dry shampoo is awesome and I would loveeee for my hair to smell like it too haha!

EIGHT • UGGS | I’m putting this on my list because Ryan made fun of my old uggs today when I put them on to leave the house. They are from when I was in high school & are falling apart + they aren’t actually uggs they are “rebels”. They look exactly the same and were also like $200 but apparently this is appalling, so, Ugg’s on my list it is!

NINE • Kate Spade Velvet Makeup Bag | surprisingly, this is the thing I want on my list the MOST. I’m obsessed with it, I need a new makeup bag, it’s blush & velvet. Need I say more? It’s perfect. That’s all.

TEN • Pottery Barn Robe | pottery barns robes look so comfy and cozy! I can’t deal! I have a silk robe now from my best friends wedding that I run around in, but I really want a soft comfy one that I can put on when I get out the tub! Silk & wet don’t mix!

Planning on making this my last gift guide but I’ve had a few people ask me to do a men’s gift guide! I’ve been thinking about it, but I SUCK at men’s gifts! I feel like I never know what to get Ryan! Maybe I’ll put my thinking cap on and come up with some ideas to help y’all & myself out!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

P.S. If you guys are shopping the outfit below SIZE DOWN on this sweater!

Black & White Gift Guide + LikeToKnow.It!

Today’s post has some exciting stuff going on! Im posting another gift guide that is themed black & white + I’m really excited I’ve finally been accepted to like to know it!

I’ve applied before & got denied so I worked on some things and with the help of a blogger friend got accepted! This was a small little goal of mine so I can’t lie that I was really excited! This blogging this is a hobby of mine and accomplishing any goal is always fun! So yay to the fact that you guys can now screen shot or go to your LIKEtoKNOW.it app and shop from there! And p.s. thanks to anyone who gave me the push to apply again! Love y’all!

Now, let’s get to it with the gift guide! Black & White, the classic color combo together or alone! Everything looks cleaner/more elegant in black & white! Even gifts! You know the drill – everything on this list is under $100! Details will be listed below, click the links to shop them! Since it’s my last color list, I hit y’all with 11 instead of 10!

ONE • Marble Wine Cooler Pottery barn $60 | the perfect gift the hostess with the mostest!!! This wine cooler is so different because I feel like you normally see them made with metals! This is nicely made and has a great price point! This would look so cute sitting on a bar cart, your butlers pantry, or even some where on your kitchen counter! Marble always makes for such a nice clean look!

TWO • Sleep Mask amazon $6 | can’t sleep? not dark enough? just want to have some silk on your eyes? then this is your gift! Haha! This is a cute little eye mask, you have to admit! It’s the perfect gift if you need something small for a girlfriend who likes her beauty sleep!

THREE • The Wet brush $8.99 | of course a brush is going to be on a hairdressers list! We call this the magic bush at work! BECAUSE ITS MAGIC! I am notttt kidding, this things gets out knots & is my favorite brush to brush out my curls! This gift is perfect for literally anyone – your girlfriend that’s into her hair, a young one that hates brushing their hair, or a mom that’s sick of morning hair brushing drama with their young one every morning!! (we’ve all been there pahaha, bathroom counter with our moms about to kill us! NO BUMPSSS). Click here for the white glitter one!

FOUR • Black & white Stripe Robe PB Teen $79 | omg this robe looks so comfy and cozy! I actually might put this on my own Christmas list!! It’s fur lining would be so warm in the mornings or right out of the tub! Plus, I love the look of the stripes!!

FIVE • 2018 Agenda sugar Paper $28 | i am a huge agenda person! Anyone who knows me well can tell you I always have my planner in my purse! I’m a sucker for good ole fashion writing things down haha! This planner is a nice size, has a calendar at the beginning of every month and has weekly pages with lots of room to write on everyday! A great gift for your girl that likes to be, or maybe needs to be organized too!

SIX • Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Deodorant Sephora $27 | okay, I know your thinking this is a weird gift butttt, it’s really the perfect gift for your girl that like to live luxuriously! I mean $27 deodorant? Can you get any more fancy then that!? (probably so, but still!). I am obsessed with this stuff ever since I bought it! To me it smells pretty & not like deodorant!

SEVEN • Black Tassel Earrings Baublebar $42 | I have absolutely no reason other than the fact that I am obsessed with tassel earrings for this to be in the list! Any girl would love this as a gift because sorta expensive statement earrings are something we question if we really want to buy for ourselves! The black is a great pick because they match anything and will get more wear then another color!

EIGHT • Marble Brush Set Sephora $49 | loving this brush set because, well duh, it’s marble! Also it has a great price point to me because your getting six brushes & they come in a acrylic box that you could set on your vanity, or bathroom counter to store them + makeup! Is it just me or does makeup a nice new set of makeup brushes make getting ready more exciting!?

NINE • Unclipped Curling Wand Paul Mitchell $99 | i can’t stress enough how much I stand behind Paul Mitchell’s hot tools. They LAST, they WORK & they have an amazing WARRANTY! If you ever buy any tools from Paul Mitchell they will last you for years! This Unclipped curling iron is a 3-in-1 it come with interchangeable wands to give you a different type of curl for different looks! I know I do the flat iron to curl but I find MANY of my clients have a easier time getting the same type of look with a wand. For $99 this is a great buy & you can’t go wrong getting any woman a hair tool!

TEN • Pom Pom Throw Blanket Apollo box $49 | your gift for the girl who loves to decorate! Or the girl who loves Pom Poms! This is one of my favorite Pom Pom throws I’ve seen because it’s still really simple but on trend with the Pom Poms! I love the white but they also have a few other colors!!

ELEVEN • Marble Metal Drink Bottle cotton $19 | marble is obviously a trend on this gift guide! I love these because they are cuter than your regular water bottle & keep stuff extra cold! This would be great for someone who is into fitness, or is great for someone that you know is always carrying water around! The print is so cute & it will match any workout attire! We all know that’s important!!!

Hope everyone has an awesome weekend!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

Gold Christmas list

Hey y’all! It’s time for another Christmas list! GOLD is the color this time! I’m blogging in the waiting room at the surgery center this morning, first time for everything!! Today I’m having basal cell skin cancer removed from my face, needless to say I am superrrrr paranoid. I’m typing this in an attempt to keep my mind off of what’s about to go down, between this and the valium kicking in I think it’ll do the tick (that or this blog post will be really jacked up lol)!!

Filling you guys in so if any of my clients see me the next few days will know why I look like Frankenstein & incase I slack on the blog posts you know why!

Now, back to the main event – GIFT GUIDE! I gathered up my top 10 favorite/cute gold gifts I could find & of course they are all under $100! Pick your favorite number below & scroll past the pictures to see the description! If you want to scoop one of this gifts up, click on the pink link and it will bring you directly to the page so you can purchase!

ONE • Engravable Bar Necklace Stella&dot $60 | this necklace, I love it! I saw it on one of my clients about a year ago & had to ask where it was from so I could get one for myself! Anyone who knows me would probably tell you I’m not a huge jewelry girl, but this necklace is simple/dainty and that’s why I love it!! I got my initials but you can personalize it with your name or even a special date, which is really cute!!! This is also very nicely made and over the time I’ve had it has never turned color on me, which is something that is a win in my book! Scroll to the end of this post to see it on in a picture!

TWO • ElixIr Ultime Kerastase $58 | the holy grail of hair oil! This stuff sells like hot cakes at the salon! It is for all hair types and has multiple uses, giving you a lot of bang for your buck!!! Use it as a pre-shampoo, use it before blow drying to help with heat protection and smoothing, use it after blow dry as a smithing finish oil + use it on your body! No lie, put this stuff on when you have a fancy night out and are showing some leg, you’ll love how good it makes your legs look!!!

THREE • Invisibobble Hair Rings Sephora $18 | my absolute favorite hair ties! These would make a great stocking stuffer or a awesome small gift for your girlfriends! I love these because they are more beneficial than you’d think! They don’t leave creases in your hair, they are less likely to give you headaches & the material they are made out of leaves you with no ponytail breakage! Plus, these colors are so cute!!

FOUR • Tic Tac Toe Game Shopbop $50 | how cute is this game board?! This is the perfect little gift to give to someone who’s looking for some home accessories! It would look adorable on a coffee table, office desk or even a on little side table in your den! This is a piece you know that no one else will have and it makes for a good drinking game! Cheers to that!

FIVE • Leopard Accent Plates Ballard designs $49 | helloooo, I am obsessed!! These come in a set of four and would look so cute set out on your kitchen table with gold cutlery! Again, this makes a great gift for someone whose into home decor!! I love the gold detailing on the sides and like how the leopard print is not too overbearing because it’s a lighter color!

SIX • Gold Ballon Dog land of nod $55 | as I’m typing this I’m realizing I must have been on a home accessories kick when I did my gold list pahaha! I love this little ballon dog because it’s so different! It would make a great bookend, look so cute on a office desk or even on a dresser in your bedroom!!

SEVEN • Drusy Stud Earrings Kendra Scott $65 | the gold detailing on the side of these is so cute!! Again, love these because they are simple & dainty! If anyone that loves me is reading this, I’ll take a pair!!

EIGHT • Cheese Board West Elm $53 | need I say anything else other then cheese? Plus it’s gold? And marble?! YES PLEASE! such a cute gift for a friend that you know is a hostess with the mostest! Guaranteed to please anyone who likes to entertain!!

NINE • Gold Stemless Wine Glasses Nordstrom $40 | treat your friend, or yourself to these beauties! Because everyone loves a glass of wine! The gold on the bottom of these takes these a step up then your normal wine glasses + makes them a little more elegant! Comes in a set of four!

TEN • NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette Sephora $59 | one of my favorite things on this list! I am obsessed with it! I have to say though I am not really a eyeshadow girl, I’ll only put it on every now and again when I am going somewhere fancy! That being said I love this because they are all really neutral colors! I got this palette around the time that Kylie Jenner was releasing all of her eyeshadow palettes, I loved the colors but was not getting online at a certain time to get them before they sold, too busy for all that! Apparently this palette isssss limited addition though – get it while ya can!!

Happy Gold Gifting Y’all!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

Blush Christmas list

Hey y’all! I know it’s a little pre-mature, but maybe not because people like to get our Christmas shopping done in a decent time frame before Christmas lol, unless your like me! I’m totally always last minute with Christmas shopping! I have a few Christmas lists prepared for you guys over the next few weeks! I’m still in Disney and totally being rude posting this on the jungle cruise so we’ll make this short and sweet!! This blush Christmas list has some cute stuff on it and any of my family and friends can feel free to get me anything on any of these lists I post pahaha!!

F.Y.I. – Everything on this list is under $100 and I’ll link the cute pink shoes under the list!

ONE • Reversible Tote & Wristlet Nordstrom $48 | love this because it’s simple but brings 3 different things to the table haha! A blush purse, a cream purse, & wristlet! This bag is huge which makes it a winner to me because I love just being able to throw everything in my bag, while still having a small spot to put all the the important stuff (the wristlet)! Blush is great for all seasons of course & then you can wear the cream for the warmer seasons! The material is also great because it’s easy to wipe if it gets a little dirty!

TWO • Faux Fur Blush Pillow Lauren Conrad for Kohls $32 | because blush is BIG in decor right now. I wishhhhh so bad Ryan would let me run wild with that lol but since I’m the only chick in the house that’s not allowed!! I also think it’s a big fad at the moment & that’s why I love that this pillow isn’t too costly! This would be cute with just one thrown on a chair/sofa for an accent pillow or grab two and use them on your bed!

THREE • Happy Hour Water Bottle typo $12 | Today every hour is happy hour! This is so cute for your fitness girl, or just the girl who loves to run around in her workout clothes and pretend she’s into fitness (cough,cough, like me).

FOUR • Monogram Bootie Slippers $52 | I’m not normally a monogram lover but these look so cute & cozy! I love how they have the knitted look and the fur coming over the top! Perfect for running around the house and keeping your toesies warm!

FIVE • Marble Blush Phone Case elemental cases $29 | who doesn’t love a good marble phone case?! I love how this has hints of white and gold in there as well! This is one I will definitely be getting for myself!

SIX • Jewelry Box shopbop $40 | How adorable is this pastel glass jewelry box? Any girl can appreciate a place to put her jewelry, not to mention this would look so cute sitting on any vanity, dresser or bathroom counter to add a girly touch!

SEVEN • Silk Sleep Mask pottery barn $45 | Perfect gift to pamper yourself & your skin! This super soft eye mask will defiantly help with your beauty sleep! I think this is a great gift to treat yourself or someone else!!!

EIGHT • Basketweave Throw Blanket West elm $79 | this blanket is so soft and cozy, again the blush decor is so in right now so it’s a good way to give a little blush touch without overdoing it!

NINE • BECCA X Chrissy Teigen Glow Palette $46 | one of my personal favorite make-up palettes! I am a blush FREAK, never leave the house without it and people who know me know I pile it on! It’s a problem! I love how this has the blush, a bronzery blush and the highlighters! It’s amazingly priced and any girl would love to get this as a gift!!

TEN • Better than sex mascara by too faced $23 | the most AMAZING mascara I have ever used! I’m obsessed with it! With a name like that you know it’s gotta be good! It doesn’t fall and gather under your eyes and it makes your lashes look their fullest! Put on about 3 coats and it can definitely mimic a false lash strip! This mascara has my #1 vote!

So, you can find a similar pair of these shoes here mine were from target but you can find a similar pair of j/slides that are just as cute for $47! I love these because they make your sneaker a little more dressy + what gets girlier than a pink satin sneaker?! They look so cute paired with leggings or even Jean shorts and a white tee!

Happy blush shopping gals!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae