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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Teen Mom 2 star Chelsea Houska chats beauty with the Bargain Blonde

When I recently received an e-mail from Chelsea Houska's PR Team asking me if I'd like to interview her, I couldn't type "Um, duh" fast enough. Were my eyes deceiving me? Was this really an e-mail asking if I'd like to interview Chelsea Houska from MTV's Teen Mom 2?  No friends, my eyes were not playing tricks.  This was real life and last night i had the opportunity to speak with this pretty mamma all about her favorite beauty and hair products.
via Chelsea's Instagram (@ChelseaHouska)
As a huge Teen Mom fan (I've never missed an episode), excited was an understatement. Chelsea has always been a favorite of mine because of what an amazing Mom she seems like and on a personal level, I can relate to her relationship woes with Aubree's father. 

Plus, I've always thought she was beautiful with great style, and since she is currently enrolled at Black Hills Beauty College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where she studies the art of make-up application and hair design, I couldn't wait to chat all things hair and beauty with her.  

In case you are wondering, I'm happy to report that Chelsea was just as sweet and down to earth as I expected.  In fact, I totally felt like her and I were long lost besties just chatting away. You could even hear little Aubree running around in the background.  Speaking of Aubree, is she not the cutest ever?
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Enough of my rambling. Check out our interview below and let me know what you think in the comments! 

Did you always know you wanted to be involved in beauty/hair?  What made you decide to go to beauty school?
My mom went to beauty school and she did it for a little while when I was younger. And when I was growing up, our house had a room that was like a salon. I was always in there playing with my friends' hair so I've always known this is what I wanted to do.

You are running late and only have time to put on three make-up items before leaving the house, what are they and why?
Mascara because you always need mascara, a little powder or bronzer and lipstick or chapstick. I feel like that covers a little of everything.

I have long hair as do you, so how do you keep yours healthy?  Any tricks of the trade learned in beauty school?
Before beauty school I never used thermal sprays, but ever since I started school, I learned how important thermal sprays are. I use Kenra Thermal Styling Spray, which you can get at salons.   
I always curl my hair, and the products I use are mousse, a spray leave-in conditioner, thermal spray and I finish with a silkening gloss. 
Chelsea's Curls via

Favorite hair product you swear by? 
There is this stuff that I use that makes my hair really big. It’s called Dust It by Osis. You put a little bit in at the roots and then you tease it. I love it!

*Editors Note: We started talking about how we both have fine hair and I told her it is impossible for me to tease my hair because of this. She swears Dust It is a miracle, so I am ordering it online here and I will report back.  It has great reviews online!

How many times a week you wash your hair?
My hair is really fine and if I don’t wash it often, it looks greasy so I wash it every day or every other day.  I have used the Kenra Dry Shampoo between washes. 
Whenever I'm babysitting my 4-year-old nephew, my beauty routine goes out the window.  How do you find the time to put yourself together as a single mom enrolled in school raising a young daughter?   
It’s so hard!  But, I always wake up early before her to get ready and then once I'm ready, I'll get her ready.  We have a great routine down.  If I try to get ready while she's awake, it's so hard because she loves to play in my make-up. 
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What is your favorite drug store foundation and mascara? 
I've used Revlon Colorstay Foundation for forever and my favorite mascaras are by L'oreal. I just try to find the mascara with the thick brushes on the end because I like my eyelashes really big!  
  
Do you use pencil, automatic or liquid liner?  What is your favorite brand? 
I use pencil and automatic.  I am obsessed with all MAC make-up, so their eyeliner is probably my fave. 



Name a makeup crime that you hate.
I hate this but I know I’m guilty of it sometimes. I hate when people have foundation lines all down their chin. I hate it, but I know I’ve been guilty of it! 
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What celebrity beauty style do you admire the most?
For hair I admire Lauren Conrad because she does a lot of how-tos on her blog that I like to follow.  I love the Kardashian girls for make-up.
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Do you feel like you have to get "done up" before filming? Do you have stylists that help you or is what we see hair and make-up wise done all by you? 
I wish we had people who did our hair and make-up but they definitely don’t!  At first, when I first started filming, I would always try to get ready, but now I don’t always and I always regret it if I don't. 
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There you have it bargainistas. My Guiliana Rancic "red carpet moment".  Except I was sitting on my couch in sweats on a cell phone.  Story of my life.

So, what do you think? Do you love Chelsea as much as me?  I cannot wait to try out the Dust It hair product she recommended.  Huge thank you to Chelsea for taking the time to chat beauty with me! 
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56 comments:

  1. precious. now we've both had our "teen mom 2" run-in's. remember that time i legit almost ran into janelle?

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  2. AWESOME!!!! So awesome!! She seems really cool - She always had great makeup on the show! Definitely going to have to try the Dust It - I have very fine hair too!

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  3. WHAT an amazing opportunity! Really enjoyed this! Going to try the thermal spray fo sho. Happy Wednesday!!

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  4. AHHH! Sooooo so cool that you got to chat with her! She has always been one of my fave teen moms too! You can just tell how much she loves her lil' Aubs and she is just the sweetest!

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  5. super jealous of you right now! I LOVE her and she is so pretty I can't even put into words. Can't wait for reveiw on the oasis dust it.

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  6. It's very cool you got to interview her! I'm a HUGE Teen Mom fan!

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  7. Wow, look at you!!! How exciting! Just proves how amazing our little Bargain Blonde is :)

    Chelsea [awesome name, by the way] gave some awesome tips and I am definitely ordering that Dust It!!

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  8. YOUR LIFE! Good job BB...now the only question you missed is when you'll get to hang out with her....

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  9. Aw so fun! She is definitely one of my faves on Teen Mom, she seems sweet and has a good head on her shoulders! I've heard her talk about the Dust It stuff, I can't wait to hear what you think and I'm thinking I need to try out some Kenra products! Glad you got to do this!!

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  10. I need to know if that dust stuff works... It needs it's own review for reals

    Chelsea was always a fav, and I wanted to punch Adam in the face for her (bc im sure she's too nice for that)
    This is soo cool Lindsay

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  11. I cannot wait to hear about the OSIS stuff. I need this in a major major way!

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  12. AMAZING! You are practically famous:) I loved reading this. Chelsea is awesome - she always looks amazing on Teen Mom! I love Kenra products - need to try their thermal spray:)

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  13. LOVE HER! She seems so down to earth... definitely going to be trying Kenra products (never heard of them!)

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  14. Amazing! She's totally the most interesting/charming of the teen moms, and looks so pretty in that first picture. I'm excited this happened! BIG BLOGGER MOMENT for sure!

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  15. Love Chelsea - she has always been one of my faves from Teen Mom! Teen mom is definitely one of my favorite shows to watch. That's awesome that you got to interview her, CONGRATS!

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  16. LOVE this! You did an awesome job, and she sounds as nice as she is on the show. :)

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  17. This is SO cool! I love how blogging can lead to so many cool opportunities! I do love Cheslea, and totally relate to her relationship issues too. Love to hear she's super down to earth :)

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  18. LOVE this!!!! Great interview. And I'm in the same boat and will be trying that dust stuff too!!

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  19. Dust it is soooooo good!! I have fine hair as well and it's impossible to get volume - unless I use Dust It.

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  20. I LOOOOOVEEEEEE IT!!!!!
    This makes me so happy :)
    #1- I told you my MAC obsession is justified :)
    #2- I'm guessing you didn't tell her we have been known to live tweet during the show and should probably have a fan club?
    #3- We need to know more about how she does her curls.
    #4- Loves you!

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  21. Awesome! That is sooo cool! I love her, she seems really sweet, and I am glad she proved to be down to earth like you said. I am still in awe, thanks for sharing. Glad you got this opportunity!

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  22. I saw you tweet Chelsea yesterday and was wondering how that happened! This is so cool! I love Chelsea also, she's one of my faves on Teen Mom!

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  23. Let me know about that Dust it stuff! Us fine hair ladies need help!!

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  24. Word of warning about Dust It - yes, it does volumize but it is hard to control the product coming out of the container and too much makes your hair look greasy and feel like a rat's nest. Aveda makes a similar product and in my experience, it is better. A little more expensive though.

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  25. how cool!
    great interview, I love Chelsea as well

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  26. Since you are trying that dusting powder, I was curious if you have tried the got2b brand. Maybe you could do a review on both?
    http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod3120541

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  27. Love her!! She always has the cutest hair!! And YES.. I use that Dust It and it is AMAZING!! You'll love it!

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  28. I love this! What a cool interview to do.

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  29. I agree with Caroline...I want to know more about how she does the curls!!! Maybe I just need to buy some dust-it and it will make MAGIC :) A girl can dream...

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  30. Dust-it is AMAZE BALLS!!! I have baby fine hair and this shiz gives me a fab volume!! Been using it for years!!

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  31. That is soo cool!! I love Teen Mom 2. I really want to try a dry shampoo so I will prob take her suggestion.

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  32. This is so amazing! Absolutely love Chelsea, and I have super fine hair so I'm excited to try the dust it! You have to let us know how it works for you! Love this!

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  33. Honestly, Chelsea isn't one of my faves, but then again I didn't finish watching her last season...BUT I really liked her interview! She is really pretty and had some good advise!

    I can't wait to hear how the Dust It works for you!

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  34. LOVE Chelsea, she had always been one of my Teen Mom faves....also LOVE Dust It, it will change your life, I call it my "secret weapon" not so secret anymore I guess!

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  35. HAULT!!! Buy your Schwarzkopf Osis Dust It on Amazon and save $3 dollars! I bought mine on Amazon and it is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Just don't use too much or you will feel like concrete-head.

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  36. YES the dust stuff is amazing like everyone says. My old roommate had it and I used to steal it all the time. I completely forgot about it until you posted this! Ordering asap.

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  37. How awesome!! Chelsea is my fave mom from the show :)

    xoxo

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  38. She is always so stylish and she's so darn sweet! This was an awesome interview, I'm ordering everything she suggested ASAP!

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  39. How cool! I did a hair post last week asking for suggestions and someone recommended the Dust stuff to me, so I guess I need to break down and order it. I think it's only like $9 on Amazon. I have the same fine hair as you and Chelsea.

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  40. Omg how fabulous is this! She is too cute!! I stopped watching the show right after it started but now I want to go back and watch the whole entire thing...so I guess I will ;)

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  41. THis is SO cool!! I've always thought Chelsea was as gorgeous as ever!! Love that you got to do this! GO YOU!

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  42. Thanks so much for sharing. Sounds like such a fun interview. Last night I was reading reviews about the Big Sexy Powder Play but now that you're talking about Dust It I think I'll wait for the review so I can decide which one might work better for me.

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  43. She is so fabulous... though I still think you should have gone with Amber. I'm sure she is a wealth of knowledge on all things fashion and beauty.

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  44. That's awesome! Way to go girl! And I liked her tips cause they are very practical!

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  45. I'm not afraid to admit that I've never missed an episode either. I love teen mom & 16 & pregnant.. it's a bad addiction.
    So jealous that you got to talk with her!! She's amazing

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  46. I loved this post so much I included it in my series, Lots of Link Love. I hope you'll come check it out, and maybe share it with your readers!

    http://www.stresscasey.blogspot.com/2012/08/lots-of-link-love.html

    xoxo
    Casey

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  47. So cool! I heard about dust from another friend of mine. I am thinking I must get some before vegas so I can have big hair when we go out :)

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  49. What a fun interview. She has always been a favorite of mine too :) Thanks for sharing this!

    And believe me...Dust It is magic (although a bit hard to wash it out so use some extra shampoo squirts!) and the Kenra Thermal and Blowdry Sprays smell incredible and work like a charm.

    PS - Just found your blog recently and I love it!

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  50. This is amaze-balls!!!!! I have been a HUGE Fannie Dust It for about a year now ever since my hair lady introduced it to me...it REALLY works!!!

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  51. what an awesome opportunity! chelsea is one of my favorites and her hair/makeup always look great

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  52. LOVE IT! I'm so jelous! I would love to get a chance to chat with her! I wish she would do some giveaway and go shopping with me I love her style!

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