Vlog Wednesdays: First Impression Makeup

Hey Fashionistas,

Just a quick video on me trying new makeup products for the very first time! Let me know what products you want me to try out and I’ll try them out after Lent is over ❤

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Products:
Rimmel Insta Flawless Perfect Radiant Skin Tint – Shade 006
Maybelline The Colossal Big Shot Mascara
NYX Ombre Blush – Strictly Chic
NYX Liquid Illuminator – Sunbeam
Benefit They’re Real Double the Lip – Lusty Rose

Xoxo,

Chrissie Carly

February Shopping Haul

Hey Fashionistas,

Happy February!! My inner blonde came out to play 😉

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Rimmel Insta-flawless Perfecting Radiant Skin Tint
NYX Angel Veil Skin Perfecting Primer
Maybelline Colossal Big Shot Mascara
Jordana Sculpt n Go Contour Stick
NYX Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator
Clinique Cheek pop/Blush pop
NYX Ombre Blush
Elf Aqua Beauty Blush & Bronzer
Maybelline Inti-Matte Nude Lipstick – Raw Chocolate & Beige Babe

Xoxo,

Chrissie Carly

How I didn’t let my Eating Disorder take away my Love for Fashion

Hey Fashionistas,

Soo…February is National Eating Disorder Awareness month and yes, I know I’m a little late in posting this but it’s been a pretty rough month for myself in terms of eating disorders. Chinese New Year was this month which means holiday eating anxiety was constantly in the back of my mind. Looking back at my journey to recovery and staying in recovery, one thing I am glad for is that I didn’t lose my love for fashion to ED.

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The fashion industry is known for both women AND men to have eating disorders, and yes I have been one of them. Now my eating disorder didn’t start in the fashion industry but working in the fashion industry for a few summers definitely played a huge part in my ED. I was never a model but I was constantly striving to be skinny and beautiful like my coworkers who **seemed to have more self control when it came to choosing a salad over a burger.

The longer I stayed working in the fashion industry, the deeper I fell into my eating disorder. I hated my body and started getting extremely scared of trying and buying clothes. I constantly was trying out different diets and even when my fashion internships were completed and I was back in school, I was still obsessed with how I looked and wanting to be perfect in my clothes. The world I loved so much was starting to suck me in deeper and deeper into my ED thoughts. Deep down, I knew that I needed to stop this unhealthy cycle but I was too scared. I was convinced that it meant I would have to leave the fashion industry, which eventually I did.

However as I started to take steps to recovery, I realized one thing: Just because I was no longer working in the industry didn’t mean that fashion was gone. No, absolutely not. Growing up, I lived and breathed fashion. It was a part of me and my way of expressing myself. I had convinced myself that fashion was about looking skinny and perfect, but in reality, fashion is about expressing who I was as a person – strong, brave, and beautiful because God made me that way. As Blair Waldorf says, “Fashion is the most powerful art there is. It’s movement, design and architecture all in one. It shows the world who we are and who we’d like to be.” So true!! After realizing that, my love for fashion came back. Yes, I no longer work in the fashion industry but my love for fashion is still alive – through this blog! This blog has allowed me to pursue and express my fashion sense through my own eyes and no one else’s.

Sure, I still have days where my eating disorder thoughts are out in full blown force and not being able to wear certain clothing sizes still gives me anxiety. But I know fashion was and still is my way of expressing to the world my inner beauty and how I see myself. And NOTHING…ABSOLUTELY NOTHING will take that away from me ever again.

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Xoxo,

Chrissie Carly

For more information about eating disorders and how to help either yourself or someone you love fight ED, check out http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org.

**this was what I perceived (distorted eating perceptions)…not exactly what happened

Holiday Vlog: Valentine’s Day Makeup – Love Yourself

Happy Valentine’s Day Fashionistas,

Wear Love Everywhere You Go
-Colossians 3:14

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Face:
Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow! Liquid Foundation
Burberry Fresh Glow – Luminous Fluid Base
Jordana Sculpt and Go Contour Stick
Milani Baked Blush
Tartiest Pro Glow Kit

Eyes:
Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Collection Palette
Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eyeliner
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

Lips:
Maybelline Inti-matte nude lipstick – Beige Babe

Xoxo,

Chrissie Carly

Vlog “Not on” Wednesdays: Snow Angel Makeup

Hey Fashionistas,

Happy Thursday! Yes, I know it’s not Wednesday and I’m uploading a “Vlog Wednesday” on a Thursday but I’ve been feeling under the weather the past couple of days. With the past couple of weeks being Chinese New Year and the Superbowl this past Sunday, my social calendar just tired me out! Yesterday was a much needed healing Me day to focus on re-energizing myself.

Plus it actually all worked out with me uploading this video on a Thursday since today it’s currently snowing! I mean the video is a Snow Angel look…and you can’t make snow angels in 60 degree weather, right? (For those who don’t live in NYC, it was 60 degrees yesterday!)

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Ok so enough chit chat…let’s get going with the actual video! This is a talk through video so enjoy!!

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Face:
Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser
Maybelline Dream BB Fresh
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
NYC Smooth Skin Pressed Face Powder
NYC Sun + Bronze Powder
Too Faced Love Flush Blush

Eyes:
Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Eye Shadow Palette
NYX Adorable Eye Shadow Palette
L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara

Lips:
Milani Lipstick – Pretty Natural

Xoxo,

Chrissie Carly

Holiday VLog: Chinese New Year Makeup

Happy Chinese New Year Fashionistas,

Happy chinese new year card rooster

For today’s special event, I filmed an extra video for you guys this week in celebration for Chinese New Year!

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Face:
L’oreal Lumi Magic Primer
Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
NYC Smooth Skin Pressed Face Powder
NYC Sun + Bronze Powder
Benefit Dandelion Blush
Tartiest Pro Glow
Urban Decay Setting Spray

Eyes:
Tartiest Pro Eyeshadow Palette Kit
Mac Cosmetics Pigments + Glitter

Lips:
Mac Cosmetics Lipstick – Peach Blossom

Xoxo,

Chrissie Carly

Vlog Wednesdays: January Shopping Haul

Hey Fashionistas,

Just another typical makeup shopping addiction….

Face:
L’oreal Magic Lumi Primer
Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser
Maybelline Dream BB Fresh
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation
Too Faced Love Flush Blush
Tartiest Pro Glow

Eyes:
Tartiest Pro Eye Shadow Palette
Too Faced Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Palette
Benefit They’re Real Big Sexy Eye Kit
NYX Adorable Eye Shadow Palette
Mac Cosmetics Pigments and Glitter Kit

Lips:
Too Faced Melted Lipstick
Mac Cosmetics Lipstick – Chinese New Year
Mac Cosmetics – Mariah Carey
Kiko Milano – Lipstick & Lip Pencils

Xoxo,

Chrissie Carly

VLog Wednesdays: Everyday Makeup Look

Hey Fashionistas,

So this year, I’m going to start a new series for Vlog Wednesdays where I post a video….you guessed it! Every Wednesday 🙂

And for today’s first #vlogwednesdays….I just filmed my very first makeup video!!

Face:

Benefit cosmetics – How To Look the Best At Everything

  • POREfessional primer
  • Boi-ing concealer – Shade 1 & 2
  • Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation – “I’m Pure for Sure” Ivory
  • Hello flawless powder -ivory

Rimmel London Natural Bronzer – Sun Bronze

Benefit Blush – Dandelion

Tarteist Pro Glow kit – Highlighter (Lit)

Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

Eyes:

Maybelline MasterPrime Eyeshadow primer

Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette

LancĂ´me Definicils in Dark Brown

Lips

Maybelline Vivid Liquid Matte Lip – Nude Thrill

Xoxo,

Chrissie Carly