Tuesday, November 30, 2010

You. Writing me.

“Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.”
D.H. Lawrence

I got so much feedback on my "God did not create the universe" and would like to take a moment to let you all to know that when I am posting I am only sharing. When I choose to stay unbiased it's simply because I really don't want to hear that I am right or wrong from either side, especially about such a heated topic. I do have my beliefs (and although they are strong) I post blogs like that to see everyone else's take. So please, feel free to voice your opinion freely (in fact I love it when you do), but notice that I am not taking my stand in cases like these.

So please don't try to convert me assuming I'm an atheist, or educate me on religion assuming I don't know anything about it. I love science, yes. I post scientific articles from time to time. But let's not let blood boil.

I love you all and it's nice to see some passion in this world. Thank you for reading my ramblings and random thoughts.

Next post will be fun, just give me a few days.

XO Chelsea

Monday, November 29, 2010

Tao Porchon- Lynch...

So I thank you all for sticking with me and my sporadic posting. I'm gonna have a bit more time on my hands so have a feeling this'll become more regular...

Today I wanted to post about Tao Porchon-Lynch, 92 years old. Read the link I've attached and you'll see why I felt the need. This isn't about what she's doing (although it's amazing), but just the fact that she's not taken the path we all think we will take at 92. I'm going to go right ahead and say 'packing it in', because by that age so many do just that. We are told what our bodies are capable of and for how long, and give in to our 'limits' without pushing through them.

Anyway this has really made me look at growing older differently, and inspired me to take care of myself. Hopefully it'll do the same for you too :) I wish i could do what she does and I'm 25! Ha


Xo Chelsea

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Hairy tights

I just had to post this. Can someone tell me WHY on EARTH anyone would want to wear tights that make your legs look hairy?! Well, apparently the geniuses over at J-Crew had reason or maybe it's a stab at PR. Any how, here they are:

So so odd. I'm confused.


Sunday, October 10, 2010

A great one? Or a soon to be forgotten?

Alright the next post won't be as heavy I PROMISE!!! Here goes:

I read an article with an interview with Blake Lively, and I have to say I've gained some respect for the girl. I really admire her way of being an actor and doing what she needs to do but generally staying out of the limelight. Doing so, she is being taken seriously and it looks like she may have a great career ahead of her. Something common that happens here in hollywood to young girls is this; they get a small taste of fame or success and their focus seems to be less of their art and more about their red carpet status. We've all seen it and we all know who falls victim. Blake said something I've always thought; There are actors and their are celebrities.

The problems lies here; when your career gains some momentum you can choose to have a publicist and pay somewhere in the ballpark of $3,000 a month (many pay a lot more, some a little less), and it is a promise to more fame and a better career (or so you're told). These people get you on the list for the best parties, red carpets galore, interviews and even push you for nominations at various award shows. All that you, the public, sees is pushed in your face and you are told who is "hot" and going to be a star because everyone is doing someone a favor and getting paid. The sad thing is that so little focus is on talent these days, and these young stars don't realize that sometimes more press isn't always a good thing. Sometimes it makes me feel so sick to be a part of something where most of the time, image is more focused on than talent. Also these young girls don't see how these people aren't always out for their best interests, and a lot of the time these young Hollywood actors are looked at as socialites more than thespians. They spend so much time looking good for the camera that the reason they got there in the first place becomes secondary.

I'm just venting because it's something that I see around me every day. It's weird to watch it happen. It is so easy to get sucked in to it all, but at the end of the day I want to be known for my ability to create life from words. Not for how I look or for a popularity contest. Whenever I wonder if I should be getting myself out there more? I think this: who do I admire? Do they sell themselves out? All of the "greats" say their words and go home. A lot of them need publicists but they are on a level that demands it, it's not being used to get them into a movie premiere or a frivolous party. That being said, I enjoy the occasional fun time with my peers like anyone else, but you start to realize it's work. And you realize you are selling a product; yourself. Also, there are certain things that even some of my favorite movie stars do because a bit of it IS part of the job. I just wish that maybe there wasn't that fine line of celebrity and someone who is taken seriously as an actor. The world loves celebrity and tries to turn every one of their beloved actors into one.

So I'm sure just like any other post, I'll have people who might find fault in what I've written. All I'm doing is shedding light on something I see every day. And before you ask, no I don't have a publicist and never have...

Thursday, September 2, 2010

God did not create the universe.

Okay, I thought that would get some attention. So here is an article on the brilliant (most brilliant, actually) Stephen Hawking's views.


Clearly controversial, but highly fascinating. I am curious as to what your thoughts are. Even/especially the Christians, etc out there.

Read the article first though, I don't want just biased opinions based on the titled.


XO Chels

Friday, August 27, 2010

For the ladies.

Okay, so these are the things that make my blood boil. (but first...)
I go home and see the lack of billboards in my face (everywhere I turn) and it's a huge sense of relief. That being said, regardless of billboards or not we are in a sick society that has pushed a warped female physic into our minds. We all know exactly how woman are "suppose" to look. Here's a good test: go to google and type in "perfect woman's body" and see what comes up.

When I was a little girl I had an idea of what I was going to look like when I grew up and the more I grew up the more I was disappointed and put pressure on myself. Why? TV, internet, magazines, etc. "We" never feel it's enough. That we're enough.

Here is a picture of what a desirable woman's body used to be:

Cellulite; check. Ass; check. Love handles; check and then some. When did that become disgusting? Why is it? Woman are starting to look more and more like men, the way woman think they need to be perfectly toned and slim. The ones who don't are looking plastic. It just saddens me because I don't know how, for our daughters, we can stop this trend. How do you not have your child become affected by what society has become and what these messages are sending to young women. There have always been pressures but I truly feel we are reaching an ultimate low as a society and letting it happen. Between plastic surgery and the media world we live in; I'm terrified. There is only so much confidence you can instill into a child before you need to let them go off into the world.

Anyway, sorry so preachy tonight I just see this so much where I work and live. I see girls in leotards all day long and I see how everyone single one is affected. Trying to keep up. Simply because this is our world. Why are we never good enough? If we all start to choose to be, than maybe we will. Be healthy, live healthy, and you are sexy, beautiful and the best you that you can be. Here's your second piece of homework: google renaissance nude, 1950s women, victorian nude, your favorite artist and see what you find. Find what you see when you look into the mirror, print it, put it on your mirror, and see the beauty.

Thanks for listening.


ps My favorite model Crystal Renn was developed an eating disorder in her modeling days. She is now healthy and SO beautiful.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Today's science news

So we all know (or maybe you don't) that I love science news and learning new things about science.
So today I'm bringing to you and list of cool Yahoo science news articles I found. They bring me joy and expand my brain, and hopefully they will for you too.

Now I will go get on a plane back to LA; have a good day! :)

Mind controlling parasite

Trip to mars turns astronauts into weaklings

First frozen coral sperm and egg bank created

Viruses causing more cancer than thought


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Time to talk fashion

Okay, so it's become clear that my little sister is a fashion savant. I, am clearly not (to anyone who knows me, I am very hit or miss). But it's the thought that counts, right? Maybe not.

Here's her blog:

Boufi was her nickname as a kid cause her hair was so blonde it was see-through and it was pouffy. Someone called her Boufi and it stuck for life. Taylor (her real name) is 3 1/2 yrs younger than me and works as Canada's fashion merchandiser for Levi's, and 4 other huge lines.

Basically, she reps the lines and it's her job to sell the clothes to stores across Canada. A job people go to school for and even still have to work for years to get that high up. She is so good at what she does that she is one of the most sought after young talents in her field. And she is JUST 22. It has already taken her around Europe, the US and Canada, and she more than tripled Levi's sales for the quarter she worked for them. I'm such a proud big sis lol!

So here is what I've learned from her this week:

Retro patterns are hot:

Leopard can still be cool (thank god; I love it):

I need to find some Pamela Love jewelry:

I can bring out my clogs again (I heard this news, but needed the official from my sis):

So there you have it. Check out her blog for your fashion updates even if you are not quite as daft as I am in the field ;)

XO Chels

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Healthy obsession

Or so I think...

I'm kinda into cooking because it's actually really... dare I say it... fun. Even if you burn boiling water, you can learn how. This is coming from a girl who's specialty was macaroni and cheese, up until 5 years ago. Find a recipe, follow exactly what it says, and every time it will get easier ( and tastier). Practice makes perfect :)

So here is a site I love for healthy AMAZING ideas, recipes and tips. I get their magazine sent to my house every month, find something in it that looks like it would be a $20 dish in a restaurant, ace making it at home and than serve it to my man. I do NOT consider that cheating, btw ;)

Bon appetit!


Friday, July 9, 2010

Teen Choice and Tuesdays (your new favorite day)

So we were nominated for a Teen Choice award again this year! We actually don't know what we are nominated for, but will find out next week; so hopefully I can let you all know asap and you guys can help us by voting for MIOBI! Pretty please ;)

Also, I want to remind everyone that we are now on Tuesdays at 9pm (after pretty little liars) which is AMAZING. Especially if you are like me and can't keep your eyes open late enough to watch the show at 10pm (our old time slot). So now we are back at 9pm like we were first season, but on Tuesdays!

What else... hmmm. Yeah that's about all the excitement in my life as of this week. Thanks for reading:)

Here's a random, pretty picture for your enjoyment.

And here's another slightly darker one.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Homemade frozen yogurt

A few of you asked, so...

Mix 2 cups lowfat organic vanilla yogurt, 1/2 cup whole milk or sub for lowfat, 1/4 cup sugar mix for 2 min.
add 12 oz bag pureed strawberries, mix for 40 seconds
& follow ur ice-cream maker instructions :)

Easy! Good luck:)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Twitter art contest!

Okay so this might be a fun idea.

I need a new twitter background, and as much as I love my dear friend artist, CHASE www.theartofchase.com I wanna switch it up for the premiere of Make It Or Break It. So I am going to do a sort of contest for my new twitter background.

Submit your art to chelseasbeautyproject@gmail.com (ignore the name, it's from my last and unfinished project). It can be art, photos from make it or break it, photos of our cast, or anything relating to the cast and show or even gymnastics. use your inner artist and go for it!

I will use the winning pic as my background on my twitter page starting on the day of our premiere (Monday June 28th) and will keep it up for the remainder of the airing of the 10 episodes!

Feel free to put your signature on the bottom so everyone knows who did it :)

I can't WAIT to see your submissions!

XO Chelsea

Monday, June 21, 2010

A week and counting...

Kind of exciting. Really exciting, actually. We air the second season starting next Monday!! I'm really looking forward to hearing what you guys all think. This is gonna have a different feel and, in my opinion, this season is gonna be even better than last. Not to mention the fact that we all have a better idea of gymnastics now and what it really might feel like the be an elite gymnast. Also, I just read episode 8 and couldn't believe what happens, funny how the writers are constantly surprising us. They must love to watch our reactions after we read these scripts.

Oh and here's our new poster... slightly different.

What else? Have some pretty cool news for you all, but can't say just yet:) So check back for that.

Xo Chels

Monday, June 7, 2010

Who are we?

One of my favorite quotes. Sometimes it's good to be reminded. Thank you, Mr. Nelson Mandela.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Friday, May 14, 2010


If you like blogs ( I'm assuming you do if you're reading this), check out my little sis' new blog. Not only is she adorable and gorgeous, and cooler than any girl I know, but she has an insane eye for fashion and will be showing that to you all. In fact, she's in the fashion industry.
Now I'm gonna go take a nap cause it's been a long week and I'm on lunch.. enjoy!


Here she is Taylor "Boufi" Hobbs :)

XO Chels

Monday, May 10, 2010

Me playing photographer for a day...

What're your favorites? I'm no pro, but man is it fun to exercise another part of my brain ;)


Sunday, April 18, 2010

Things I wish I could pull off...

Yup that's about it. Cool, but not everyday attire.

Kinda trippy stuff.

Xo C

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Life of an Entertainer

Sam Sarpong. He's been a friend and big brother to me since I worked with him on a pilot for Fox when I was 17.
LA can be a lonely city, and moving out here with no friends and family was ROUGH!
Thank god for Sam being family to me when I had none; and when I came THIS close to getting my dream role after 5 callbacks and didn't get the part, he encouraged me to keep my head up (and this happened much more than a handful of times).
Sam always believed in me.

So here we are, 8 years later. Now he has done tons of films and tv (with a great building music career) and has a show coming out about his life, on BET. He has filmed his going ons in Hollywood for over 10 years and is now bringing it all together in show format. Now every one can see what it really takes to make it in Hollywood. The ups and downs.

Subsequently, he has aired a clip of an episode I'm in with him. It's amazing because in the clip are clips of me when I was 17. Check out the show when it airs (gotta check the date on that) and you will see his amazing journey and even us at auditions together (or actually him taking me to auditions and calming me down haha)

Love. peace. Chels


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Hiatus makes me think.

It's funny how I am an actor when there are so many things out there that fascinate me beyond belief.
Some things I feel really passionate about are, astronomy, psychology and archaeology. I am a stalker of yahoo news (if you haven't noticed) and other up-to-date sites for new information about these things that I am so far away from yet feel so close to.

Another thing I am really into is finding new causes and figuring out ways I can help contribute. Being in the industry I'm in, and being able to reach people around the world, I am searching now more than ever. So I am more actively promoting www.one.org and want you to take a minute to check it out and find a cause on their site you feel u want to help. You don't have to do much, but even checking it out and signing up helps a bit. We spend so much time reading gossip mags and sites and if we take 10 minutes out of that to do something like this, we would make a change.

After this blog I am going to post something a bit more upbeat cause I know I've been Debbie Downer lately. I guess on my hiatus I get inspired to look outside of this bubble.

Although it seems there are at least a few of you who feel what I'm saying, and that makes it worth it to me. So there.

XO Chels

Friday, March 19, 2010

“No object is so beautiful that, under certain conditions, it will not look ugly.”

I guess what's been stopping me from doing this project lately is the simple fact that I am overwhelmed by the magnitude of what I am taking on. All I want to do is contribute to the movement. The embrace yourself movement.

For decades we have listened to our mothers. We've been raised to love ourselves and yet we all emulate what we saw. Insecurities in the women who raised us or the need to keep up appearance. Even watching movie stars; looking flawless behind their vaseline-lensed cameras with flattering lighting and impeccable makeup. We've perused through magazines and the unattainable images they portray. We've been heartbroken, and rejected for a woman that represents something we're not. We as a whole put this incredible image of a woman on a pedestal held so high that no-one can touch it. We are all flawed. And even the few that seem unflawed are, themselves, flawed too.

The pressure to keep up. To keep up with what society tells us is perfect, is causing us to enter a time when women are no longer women, but plastic shells of what women used to be. Our children are going to grow up in a time when not having had plastic surgery is the rarity. When everyone starts to look the same because they are all trying to look special. Although the only thing that is moving us forward towards more plastic surgery is more technology. There has always been something that women have done to "enhance" their looks. Their outer shell. If we spent so much time enhancing our inner shell, we would be a much better society.

Still, things will not change and nor do I expect them to. Men and women are sexually fueled by what they see on the outside (initially, at least) and this helps the obsession. Of course, it's not just getting the life partner we want it is also getting the job we want and life we want. All of this seems to be hinged somehow on being physically attractive. All I hope is that I can encourage young women and men to work towards being the best that they can be. Many try to look like their favorite model, singer or movie star and in the process lose themselves and their true beauty. We are all flawed, we all have our self-esteem issues and when we can learn to love who we are and feel good about ourselves we will find a sense of self. The sad thing is that for many, this doesn't come until later in life. If somehow self love and acceptance can come at a younger age the focus will be on more important things, teens will grow up to be more successful happier adults, and suicide rates will come down.

If only the rest of the world would take action and stop putting images of unattainable males and females into the world and maybe more realistic instead.

So I'll continue on thinking of things big or small, to do my part in finding beauty in the unlit, untouched bodies of the world...

Monday, March 15, 2010

10 of my favorite things...

So I have been bothered by the fact that I haven't done a blog since October. I'm going to be better about that now, and appreciate you all checking back for updates even when I'm gone for months. Let's start new and to start of my blogging again I'm just going to post a few of my favorite things... So here you go:

1. www.shoedazzle.com - Awesome if you have a shoe fetish (like most women do) but your bank account doesn't appreciate your fetish as much as you do. You get a new pair of shoes every month and a stylist makes monthly suggestions for you to choose from! All for about $39 a month! Yup guilty pleasure right here...

2. http://www.eatingwell.com/ - I love this magazine and their website. It inspires and encourages me to eat healthy and cook healthy. Also very informative about what to buy and what's going into the food we are eating, and how to eat to lose weight or feel your best!

3. http://www.sourcenaturals.com/products/GP1345/ - This stuff has gotten me through colds in a day. I can't recommend it enough. Take it at the beginning of your cold and you will be thanking me. Also take less capsules daily as a homeopathic health maintenance for your immune system. They even make it for kids!

4. http://www.beachbody.com/product/fitness_programs/p90x.do?code=P90XDOTCOM - Okay, you wanna get into shape.. you asked for it. This is a 12 DVD workout plan that will WHIP you into shape in 12 weeks. Based on muscle confusion, this has a different type of workout all the time so you don't plateau but instead keep getting more cut and closer to your goal faster! And you don't get BORED!!!

5. http://www.garnier.com/fructis/ - By FAR the most underrated shampoo and conditioner. This stuff is huge in other countries, but North America is very obsessed with label and price. "If it's more expensive it must work better" not true. I've been given every expensive brand under the sun and why I love this stuff is it's under $5 a bottle and they have so many different products. Dry hair, hard to grow long hair, limp hair, colored hair... you name it. It is really good stuff and why spend $50 on a bottle when it's all made in the same factory?

6. http://www.doctoroz.com/ - I love watching this show and learning. Simple as that. He's kinda cool and I learn a lot about health and good tips, etc.

7. http://zara.com This is my favorite store to shop. So I couldn't leave it out. They have Womens, Mens and Kids. LOVE their stuff. I've also heard that they might be doing online shopping soon... hmmm.

8. http://www.avaaz.org/ and http://one.org/us/ - These are two sites that are amazing in helping people and causes around the world. If you feel helpless and don't know how to contribute all you have to do is signup and/or sign a petition for a cause and you will get sent different emails with options to do your part. Signing a petition is a good place to start and a great way to do your part. There are options to donate as well, or buy their cool apparel.

9. http://www.nouvellesvagues.com/ - I love their sound and the covers they do. Beautiful, and takes me to a place. I listen to these guys on my way to work.

10. http://paulyboy.tumblr.com/ - My new favorite artist. His voice is classic yet so unique, and his music really is beautiful. I listen to him on my way to work too, and think he's going to blow up once everyone hears what he has to offer.

There you go! 10 of my favorite things... hope you enjoy, can't wait to hear what you think. Maybe they will become your favorites too.

XO Chelsea