Feeling like Chelsea.

Chelsea Harrison

On her pink pouches’ second life and beauty that isn’t shallow

I have pale to non-existent brows, they're so blond. So, when Boy Brow was released, the idea of something I could brush on, I loved. Immediately it became one of my staples. I remember my mother-in-law saying, “Why would anyone want a product called Boy Brow? Why would you want your brows to look like a boy’s?” I was like, “I’m the person who wants that.”

I was holding onto the packaging from my Glossier purchases, thinking, “Oh, I’ll use it when I travel as a bag for my makeup or something.” Then, once I had more than a few, I realized that I didn’t need them, but they were useful bags and waterproof. I didn’t want to throw them away, so I tried to think of a way I could repurpose them.

"In a perfect world, without any other issues going on, you would certainly want everything to be beautiful.”

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“My favorite Glossier products are Boy Brow and Lash Slick. That’s my combo that makes me feel like I’m ready for the day.”

A lot of times on my drive into work [as an aesthetician-in-training], I’ll see someone asking for help at a traffic light. It occurred to me that in addition to the money I can give them, I could give them supplies. Specifically, women are one of the groups I think about, or anyone menstruating because they don't have access to the supplies they need. So, I thought, “I’ll put pads and some Advil so that if anyone is having their period, they would have access to things that they need…” I just keep them in my car and offer them to people [in need]. I posted something about it on Instagram and it seemed to strike a chord.

I feel like some people put beauty in a category of being shallow. But, in a perfect world, without any other issues going on, you would certainly want everything to be beautiful. I want my son to see the beauty in simple things. Adding something to make things more beautiful can really light up a day or change a mood.

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