April Video Blog: What Makes Me Feel Beautiful

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it’s that time again for an off-the-cuff-let’s-chat-video-blog day! this month’s questions are all around beauty, both internal and external. this is a valuable topic to open up about because i hadn’t really thought about what makes me feel beautiful recently. i’d encourage you to consider when you feel most beautiful both on the inside and outside.

in this video you shall learn:

  • when i feel most beautiful
  • leg shaving habits
  • what i find most attractive in others (and about myself)
  • a picture of me with straight hair (and my husband looking 13)
  • a quick and easy tip for getting rosy cheeks anywhere!

mentioned in the video:

trust is a must“- the speech my husband gave that won him the world championship of public speaking (warning…it’s mushy gushy).

the map to dreaming big” where you can pick up your map to plan out your dream!


feel free to chime inΒ next month!

1) when do you feel most beautiful?
2) what are your favorite internal and external traits about yourself?
3) what do you find most attractive in others?


  1. Amanda

    April 9, 2015 at 8:26 am

    You go curls! πŸ™‚ (get it? play on you go girl but for your hair. haha.)
    P.S. You’re really inspirational.
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    • chelsea

      April 9, 2015 at 8:35 am

      haaaa oh i got it amanda and i loved it πŸ™‚ i hope you did this month’s because i always love your videos!

      i’m glad you found some inspiration in there too!
      chelsea recently posted…April Video Blog: What Makes Me Feel Beautiful

      • Amanda

        April 10, 2015 at 4:25 pm

        Haha yay! I didn’t do this month’s:( I tried to record a vlog, but my answers were just sucking bad. This was NOT my topic. I struggled hard so scrapped it entirely. I’ll be back next month. Womp womp.
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        • chelsea

          April 13, 2015 at 11:52 am

          shucks!!! beauty, especially about our selves is a really interesting topic. i was surprised when watching the videos how uncomfortable a lot of people were about talking about their own beauty (myself included). cue another blog post πŸ™‚

  2. Faith

    April 9, 2015 at 11:30 am

    HA! 2.7 percent more beautiful! You are cracking me up. Authentic people are so beautiful..I agree! Yay for mom’s…my mom is the greatest too. I’m thanking my parents for braces too. I love the owning the your hair..I still have to work on that. Thanks for linking up!! πŸ™‚
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    • chelsea

      April 9, 2015 at 1:55 pm

      loved hearing that you spoke about your mom too, faith πŸ™‚ i am SO grateful for those braces, whew. it’s taken me some time with owning my curls and figuring out how to manage them. i don’t win all days but haven’t straightened my hair in a few years.

  3. Josh

    April 9, 2015 at 11:54 am

    I love your hair too! I also have crazy curly long hair. I used to straighten it when I was younger, now I also fully embrace my curls, frizz and flyaways and all. It is awesome that you advocate to love who you are, that is great advice that I think many people need to hear.
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    • chelsea

      April 9, 2015 at 1:56 pm

      glad you agree with advocating that we all just need to love who we are! of course it’s easier said than done some days but it sure feels good when those days roll around πŸ™‚ hooray curly hair!

  4. Kari

    April 9, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    I had no idea what to do with my curly hair when I was younger. Now I very rarely straighten it and just try to enjoy the curls. It’s better when I don’t let them air dry the night before and then sleep on them like I did before I filmed my vlog.

    I love that a lot of people have said their mom. I’m grateful to God for my mother in law who took that place for me. πŸ™‚
    Kari recently posted…The April Golden Vlog

    • chelsea

      April 9, 2015 at 2:03 pm

      totally going to check out your vlog now, kari! yay curly hair girls! i had no idea what to do with it either when i was younger and i’m still trying actually πŸ™‚

      so happy to hear your mother-in-law is so special and that you have her in your life!

  5. Audrey

    April 9, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    Curls are the best. I, too, lusted for straight, silky hair. In middle school I had NO idea what to even do with my hair. I now bounce back and force (as long as my hair can take it), but my favorite thing is to shower, throw in some mousse, and go to town. (Like, literally, leave my house and go somewhere in town because my hair is that easy to do.) It doesn’t always turn out, but I now love big (Hermione Granger) hair!
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    • chelsea

      April 9, 2015 at 2:01 pm

      bahahha i’m still laughing about your ‘go to town’ explanation. hilarious audrey and i can do that too so let’s go hit the town! hermione totally helped me start to embrace the curl too!!!!!!

  6. Ashley @ Saving Money in your Twenties

    April 10, 2015 at 6:06 am

    That pic of you in the green dress is SO GOOD! Is that one of the ones you took recently? love it!!! and hahah to the rosy cheeks tip. #savingmoneyonblush
    Ashley @ Saving Money in your Twenties recently posted…DIY Layered Haircut (!!)

    • chelsea

      April 10, 2015 at 3:39 pm

      thaaaanks ashley! that is indeed one of the ones i took a few weeks back and excited to share more of them because we had an awesome photographer! hahaha your hashtag is amazing…any way we can save money right πŸ™‚ thanks for watching-you’re awesome πŸ™‚

  7. Kenji

    April 10, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    Okay, you’re hysterical! This was great, yes to old spice!! I always used that up until recently. Women’s deodorant just doesn’t cut it. I love The Map to Dreaming BIG!! I am excited to see who this all goes!!
    Kenji recently posted…April Golden Vlog.

    • chelsea

      April 13, 2015 at 11:50 am

      yaaaay to old spice!!!! totally loved that you used it too πŸ™‚
      thanks for checking out The Map, kenji! i’m really excited about it! can’t wait to watch your video!

  8. Melissa C

    April 14, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    LOL 2.7% more. LOVE YOU! This is such a fun video. I also feel the same about shaving. You are totally rocking your curls! I love them! I no lie, used to crave curls like yours. my hair is annoying and wavy so it’s not curly or straight and just does what it wants.
    Melissa C recently posted…My (Blogging) Friends are Cooler than Yours.

    • chelsea

      April 14, 2015 at 6:03 pm

      yeah my hair can be really tricky and totally changed these past few years to be much curlier! it’s weird. thanks so much for watching and missed yours on this link-up, melissa! tell that dang technology to work next time!
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  10. Leah

    April 24, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    Quite a few people in the linkup mentioned that when they’re having a good hair day they feel beautiful. I agree! There’s something about trying to wrestle with my hair to make it look halfway decent that just puts me in a bad mood altogether. Haha!

  11. Carolyn

    May 12, 2015 at 7:15 am

    i have wavy hair, have gotten away from the urge to flat iron it, and now that it is longer, it takes more time. I love how my hair looks after I unbraid it. When it is braided wet, then dries, I have really pretty waves,with no heat required. But it does take longer to dry when it is braided, so it is a trade off.

    • chelsea

      May 12, 2015 at 11:14 am

      ohhh i haven’t tried to braid my hair in forever but you’re right, hair does look great when it comes out from a braid. i think as long as we feel our best, then that’s all we can go with. thanks for your thoughts carolyn!