Chelsea Crockett

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Winter Tips: How to Fight the Static

            One of the most annoying things I notice every time winter rolls around is how staticky my hair tends to get!  Every morning when I put on a jacket…

            One of the most annoying things I notice every time winter rolls around is how staticky my hair tends to get!  Every morning when I put on a jacket my hair starts to stand up, so annoying!  I’ve recently discovered some ways to help reduce the amount of static in my hair.  Read below to see how you can put these tips into use!

  1. Use dryer sheets.  Sounds crazy I know, but trust me it works!  Run a sheet through your comb, brush, or even through your hair. 
  2. Use metal or rubber combs.  Plastic combs are one of the worst contributors to static, so it makes sense to avoid them!
  3. Try using frizz control hair products such as sprays and serums. Chelsea Crockett - Control Freak Serum These will help reduce the frizz in your hair (obviously), but will decrease the amount of static in your hair, as well.  One product I highly suggest is the Control Freak Serum by Bed Head by TIGI.  To check it out, click here!
  4. Wash your hair with a hydrating shampoo.  Our hair tends to dry-out during the winter months due to the coldness, and dryness of the weather.  You have to keep your hair extra hydrated for a closer step to static-free hair!
  5. Spray your brush/comb lightly with hairspray before running it through your hair.  Then just brush from roots to ends!  It’s that simply!

 With these tips you can say good-bye to frizz and hello to static-free hair!

                                                       Love, Chels

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Must-Read: John Green

Hey insiders!                As you all have seen in some of my pictures, tweets, videos, etc., I love The Fault in Our Stars by…

Hey insiders!

               As you all have seen in some of my pictures, tweets, videos, etc., I love The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.  It’s easily one of the best books I’ve ever read.  Most people haven’t heard of the other amazing books he’s written, so I’m here to give you a little inside on John Green’s other award-winning accomplishments!Chelsea Crockett - John Green Books

               If you’re a book worm, there’s no doubt you’ve at least heard of The Fault in Our Stars.  It’s the story of Hazel, a cancer patient that falls head over heels for a former cancer survivor, Augustus Waters. I can’t get over how outstanding this book is and I highly suggest you read it!  Click here to check it out:http://tiny.cc/TheFaultinOurStars

               Another must-read is Looking for Alaska. This is a story about a boy nicknamed “Pudge” that transfers to a boarding school named Culver Creek. He meets a girl named Alaska and automatically develops a crush on her.  I don’t want to give too much away, but that it’s an awesome book.  Get it here if you’re interested:        

                In addition to these two, there’s Paper Towns, Let It Snow, An Abundance of Katherines, and a few others.  There’s also Will Grayson, Will Grayson which my friend is currently reading… and loving! John Green is an amazing author whose books will bring you to tears.  So, next time you’re home on a rainy day, kick back and open up one of these incredible books!

                     Links to the books above are below! -Chels

Looking for Alaska:http://tiny.cc/LookingForAlaska

Paper Towns:http://tiny.cc/PaperTowns

Let It Snow:http://tiny.cc/LetItSnow

An Abundance of Katherines:http://tiny.cc/AnAbundanceofKatherines

Will Grayson, Will Grayson:http://tiny.cc/willgraysonwillgrayson

 

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2014 Old Fashioned Finds!

            Hey everyone!             Several popular trends from last year revolve around old fashioned styles such as high waisted shorts and big, chunky jewelry.  Not only trends and styles are…

            Hey everyone!

            Several popular trends from last year revolve around old fashioned styles such as high waisted shorts and big, chunky jewelry.  Not only trends and styles are making their way back into the 2000s, but other old fashioned things, as well.  Keep on reading to find out what’s here to make its comeback in 2014!

                Usually big, square glasses would be considered nerdy, but it seems they have made their mark as a trend recently!  If you want a more “hipster” feel, I definitely would consider checking them out next time you’re in need of some glasses.  If you’ve got perfect vision, you can grab a fake pair at Claire’s for only a few dollars!

            Chelsea Crockett - Record PlayerAs teenagers, we all have a picture phone or a digital camera.  Back in the day, Polaroid cameras were the “best new thing.”  They’ve now started to make their way back into the picture.  If you’re into photography, you can buy them at Urban Outfitters or sometimes even find a steal at a garage sale!  They take super cool pictures and develop them immediately for you to hang or frame. 

            Another old fashioned thing that Urban Outfitters sells is a record player.  They also have records of up-to-date artists such as Mumford & Sons and John Mayer.  They give off a vintage feel and are a fun accessory to your room!  Make sure you check em’ out!

                                                            -Chels

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3 Winter Beauty Myths

            Hey insiders!             There are many beauty guidelines that we all follow during the winter.  If a fashion magazine says something’s good for your skin, we automatically believe it,…

            Hey insiders!

            There are many beauty guidelines that we all follow during the winter.  If a fashion magazine says something’s good for your skin, we automatically believe it, right? Have you ever wondered whether they’re actually benefitting us?  Here are a few winter beauty myths everyone should know!

  • Applying lip balm over and over again is good for your lips.  FALSE!  Continuously applying your chap stick can actually harm your lips instead of help them.  They contain an ingredient that tricks you into thinking you need more and more of it, whichChelsea Crockett - Neutrogena Moisturizer is also false.  Try out a lip serum or cream that repairs your chapped, wintery lips.
  • There’s no need for sunscreen during the winter.  FALSE!  Just because the temperature’s lower doesn’t mean your skin’s not soaking up the sun’s rays.  If you can, try using moisturizer with SPF.  Neutrogena carries an oil-free moisturizer with 15 SPF which is just enough to keep you protected.  The sun will hit you just as hard as it will in the summer.  Don’t underestimate the sun!
  • Staying indoors as much as possible during the winter will help your skin.  FALSE!  You need fresh air as much as possible.  Yes, too much cold air can dry out your skin, but over-heated indoors can as well.  Putting a humidifier in your room can add a little moisture to the air and help hydrate your skin.

                                    Hope this helped! – Chelsea

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5 Pairs of Must-Have Boots for This Winter

Hey girls!             Boots are the best shoes to own during the winter.  Whether outside is snowy, rainy, or freezing cold, you’ll need a good pair of boots to keep…

Hey girls!

            Boots are the best shoes to own during the winter.  Whether outside is snowy, rainy, or freezing cold, you’ll need a good pair of boots to keep you warm and dry.  There are five types in particular that are a must-have in your closet. 

  1. Rain boots.  Chelsea Crockett - Hunter Rain BootsThese boots are perfect for not only rain, but snow, too.  Hunter rain boots are some of the best quality rain boots you can buy.  Although they’re more expensive than regular boots, they come in all different colors and styles.
  2. Combat boots.  These boots have definitely made their mark as a HUGE trend in the past year.  You can find combat boots in every shoe store from DSW to Payless.  They’re just what you need to spice up any outfit.
  3. UGGs.  UGGs are the perfect kind of boots to throw on with a pair of leggings and an over-sized sweater.  If UGGs are out of your price range, try checking out the brand Bear Claw or even Target for some look-a-like boots.
  4. Riding boots.  Riding boots are the perfect type of shoe to pair with a cute jacket and skinny jeans.  The fun thing about these boots is that you can either dress them up or dress them down to go with any outfit!
  5. Heeled Boots.  Since heels and sandals aren’t the best choice to wear in the winter, you have to have a backup pair of shoes to rock with your dresses!  Heeled boots are a super cute substitute for sandals during the cold seasons!

         Which type of boot do you prefer?  Let me know below!

                                                -Chels

Interested in checking out a few of these boots?  Look here:http://tiny.cc/Hunter_RainBoots, http://tiny.cc/Combat_Boots, http://tiny.cc/UGG_Boots

 

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Everyone Needs A “Little Black Bag”

            Hey insiders!             Most shopping websites allow you to simply purchase your desired products online, and that’s that.  But littleblackdress.com is a new kind of online shopping, more fun…

            Hey insiders!

            Most shopping websites allow you to simply purchase your desired products online, and that’s that.  But littleblackdress.com is a new kind of online shopping, more fun and more creative, letting you shop and swap! 

            Chelsea Crockett - Little Black Bag WebsiteFirst off, you have to make your own account.  The site includes several of the hottest brands including BCBC Generation, Steve Madden, Betsey Johnson, and Guess.   After joining, the website will have you take a personal style quiz!  This will help the site direct you to products that they think you’d be most interested in.  Then you’re set!  You pick one item to add to your “little black bag” and the site picks two other items to add, as well.

            Second, you can pick over thousands of different people to swap items with.  If you find a bag or a pair of shoes you really like in someone else’s bag, you can offer one of your items to trade with theirs. 

            And finally, you can purchase your picked products with some up to 70% off of retail price!  Most items are at least 20-50% off, which to me is quite a steal.  If you’re in to online shopping, check out littleblackdress.com for a creative, new way to shop.  You won’t regret it!

                                                            Xo – Chelsea

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The Look For Less: Selena Gomez!

            Hello darlings!             As we know, Selena Gomez is not only a world-famous singer and actress, but a fashion icon to girls around the globe.  Although many of her…

            Hello darlings!

            As we know, Selena Gomez is not only a world-famous singer and actress, but a fashion icon to girls around the globe.  Although many of her clothes and accessories cost a fortune, Chelsea Crockett - Selenayou can find look-a-like clothing with a much smaller price tag.  Keep reading to see where you can find this outfit for an acceptable price!

            For the hat, you can find a gray beanie at Target for only $10-15.  As for the scarf, you can grab one at Nordstrom or Charlotte Russe.  The black sunglasses are also a super easy find.  You can grab a pair at Urban Outfitters.  If you want a nicer pair, purchase Ray Bans.  Although they’re expensive, they’re perfect for a Christmas wish list. 

            Of course, Forever 21 has almost anything, so you can find a similar looking blue sweatshirt there.  If you have trouble finding one, substituting an oversized blue long sleeved shirt will work just fine.  As for the black pants, Target, Forever 21, and almost anywhere you look will carry themJ.  Look-a-like boots can be found at DSW or Famous Footwear. 

            And last but not least, where to find her expensive handbag.  You can find an almost identical one at Forever 21 for only $14!  Hope this helped create your stylish look!

                                                            XO-Chels      

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BB5… Have You Heard of It?

             BB5 stands for BeautyBox5.com.  It is a monthly subscription company that delivers a sample box filled with beauty products.  With a small monthly fee you will receive 4 –…

             BB5 stands for BeautyBox5.com.  It is a monthly subscription company that delivers a sample box filled with beauty products.  With a small monthly fee you will receive 4 – 5 samples of a variety of makeup, skin care, fragrances and many other beauty secrets! What’s awesome about this is that these samples are delivered right to your front door with beauty tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your samples!
            BB5 carries a variety of products each month.  The products included are:

Makeup
Skin care
Fragrances
Hair CareChelsea Crockett - Beauty Box 5
Nail products
Smile care
Body Care
Beauty Tools
And just about anything else beauty related!

            I just received my latest beauty box and I am excited to try John Frieda Luxurious Volume Shampoo and Conditioner, Rock Star Nail Polish and Caviar Beads, Makeup Remover Pads with Argan Oil Extract, Elizabeth Mott Big Volume Mascara, and a
$10 Gift Card for MyNameNecklace.com to order a personalized piece of jewelry!
            So, what are you waiting for???  Join me by going to BeautyBox5.com to start your subscription this month and your mystery beauty products will begin to appear at your front door!  What else can a girl ask for?

                                                            XOXO, Chelsea

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Chevron Is In!

             Hey girls!             The newest print fad is chevron.  Blouses, maxis, and skirts in chevron are super popular.  If you’re wondering what chevron is….it’s a zigzag print that has been used…

             Hey girls!
             The newest print fad is chevron.  Blouses, maxis, and skirts in chevron are super popular.  If you’re wondering Chelsea Crockett - Chevron Printwhat chevron is….it’s a zigzag print that has been used for decades.  Right now, chevron madness has hit the trendy fashion world. Chevron is not only popular in fashion, but can be found in interior design, architecture, packaging, and advertising. 
            The chevron pattern is trendy and traditional.  It’s a design staple that is here to stay.  Finding a black and white chevron blouse with a white leather jacket and black skinny jeans will surely help to kick off your holiday look this season. 
            It would be fun to find a chevron print wrapping paper to wrap your Christmas gifts in. A beautiful bow will top it off.  Even Charlie Brown rocked the chevron print back in the day! Remember, chevron is in.  So enjoy it whether you are wearing it or wrapping gifts! 

                                                XOXO-Chelsea

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Valentine’s Day Treat Ideas!

Hey insiders,               Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!  It’s always fun to bake something creative for that special someone in your life.  It’s also fun to bake treats for…

Hey insiders,
               Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!  It’s always fun to bake something creative for that special someone in your life.  It’s also fun to bake treats for others that you love like your grandparents, your friends, or even a teacher.  Below I’ve included three different goodies that would make anyone’s mouth water.
               I always love to bake heart shaped cut out cookies.  A relative’s sugar cookie recipe is the always the best way to go.  My family and I like to use different shaped sizes of hearts and decorate them with pink, red, white, and purple icing.  We top them off with sugar sprinkles.
              Another yummy idea is to bake a heart shaped cake!  You can purchase a heart shaped pan or two and bake a cake in them.  Chelsea Crockett - Rice CrispiesHave fun icing for decorating your cake.  This will show your “special someone” that you took the time to make something fun and creative.  And don’t forget delicious!  
               If baking is not your thing, you can always make some rice crispy treats on the stove top.  You can use a cookie cutter to cut heart shapes out of the treats. You can also use popsicle or lollipop sticks to slide into each snack.  Feel free to decorate the rice crispy treats with icing if you really LOVE sugar!  I hope these ideas will help you spread love this Valentine’s Day!

                                                                         Hugs and kisses,
                                                                                     Chelsea

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New Year’s Resolutions

                Hi all!                 It’s that time of year when we all decide to make changes for the new year.  Of course, exercising and eating better are always on many…

                Hi all!

                It’s that time of year when we all decide to make changes for the new year.  Of course, exercising and eating better are always on many people’s lists.  This year, however, I would like to challenge you to think outside of the box and focus on goals to help yourself and others!  Here are a few ideas.Chelsea Crockett - New Years Resolutions                Happiness is good for your health and our happiness increases when we help others.  Volunteering is a great way to help others.  Find a local charity or animal shelter where you can give a hand or help to raise money for.  If you make volunteering a resolution, you will certainly be giving back to the community and that will help you to feel really good about yourself!
                Another healthy resolution would be to stay in touch with old friends or family.  So often our lives get so busy that we fail to keep in touch with those who mean so much to us.  Just spending a little extra time with grandparents can mean the world to them and you.  You can learn so much from their wisdom and you’ll never regret the time you spent to bond with them.
                Blessings to your New Year, Insiders!  Comment below and let me know what creative resolution you have made this year to think outside the box!

                                                       XOXO,
                                                               Chelsea

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Show Your Love This Valentine’s Day!

Hey everyone!            Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!  So, it’s time to start thinking about how to celebrate.  You can show your love for that special someone or for…

Hey everyone!
            Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!  So, it’s time to start thinking about how to celebrate.  You can show your love for that special someone or for your parents, grandparents, or friends.  One thing to think about is food!  When you think about it, most everything we do revolves around food.  Think about what your recipient would like most.  A box of candy, home baked cookies, Chinese take-out, a home cooked meal, or going to a favorite restaurant are among some of the ideas to choose from. 
            Next, you are going to need a special gift.  Gifts don’t always have to be bought.  Chelsea Crockett - CouponsGifts from the heart can often be simple.  You can write a letter to your loved one to tell them how much you really care and to thank them for bringing such joy to you.  Another fun idea is to make coupons for others.  You could write as many as you want.  Some examples would be:  A coupon for cooking dinner OR making the beds OR pizza and a movie night with your parents/grandparents.  Remember it’s the thought that goes into the gift that matters.
            I hope some of these ideas help to make your Valentine’s Day extra special this year.  Remember it’s not necessarily a time to spend money on others, but a time to speak from the heart about what matters most…..those you love!
 

                                                                 XOXO,
                                                                       Chelsea

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Style for the Season

            Hey girls!             It’s the holiday we’ve been waiting for all year and it’s finally here!  One of the best things about the Christmas season, are the fun parties…

            Hey girls!

            It’s the holiday we’ve been waiting for all year and it’s finally here!  One of the best things about the Christmas season, are the fun parties and gift-exchanges!  And along with these fun festivities, you’ll be in need of a stylish outfit.Chelsea Crockett - Style for the Season

            Sporting a simple holiday dress is perfect for almost any occasion.  Maroon is a gorgeous color to wear for a dress and also gives off a holiday feel.  On the right, I paired a maroon lace dress from Target with a cream infinity scarf.  Some Chelsea Crockett - Sweatergold flats or cream boots will finish off the outfit.  For a more casual outing, try out a black blazer.  This can be paired with a red infinity scarf or a chunky necklace.  You can also wear a red peplum or some fun patterned pants to spice up your outfit.  Throw on some heels or boots to tie your get-up together. 

            In you want to go even more casual, over-sized cardigans are a huge trend right now!  I rocked this one with a pair of leggings, boots, and an infinity scarf.  You’ll be sure to catch the attention of all the guests at the party!

                                                Merry Christmas! – Chels

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Snow Day Fun!

                           Hello Insiders!            With snow in the forecast, we all anxiously await a snow day from school.  So when the first snow falls, grab some warm clothes, hot chocolate, and good…

                           Hello Insiders!
            With snow in the forecast, we all anxiously await a snow day from school.  So when the first snow falls, grab some warm clothes, hot chocolate, and good friends to head outside with.  An unexpected snow day can be the perfect way to explore your creativity!Chelsea Crockett - Snowball Fight
Anyone can make the average snowman but can you think outside of the box?  How about a snow animal or a snow fort?
            Be sure to grab a sled and find the biggest hill in the neighborhood!  Even the lid of a trash can makes a great sled.  Everybody’s always up for a snowball fight, right?  It’s fun to build forts and pick teams.  Girls against boys is always the best!Wink
            Last but not least, if we get some snow, it’s always cozy to build a fire and roast s’mores to end the day.  Nothing says YUM like a s’more!  Let’s hope for some snow days real soon. Maybe even have a white Christmas!
                                                            XO,
                                                            Chelsea

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Christmas Wish List: Electronic Finds!

            Hey insiders!             With Christmas less than a month away, your wish list needs to be completed.  There are several products that should be at the top of your…

            Hey insiders!

            With Christmas less than a month away, your wish list needs to be completed.  There are several products that should be at the top of your list, especially these awesome phones, accessories, and games!

  • Apple recently released the new iPhone 5c.  Not only is it one of their Chelsea Crockett - iPhone 5cnewest iPhones yet, but it also comes in several different colors!  You can buy it in pink, blue, green, and a few other colors!
  • For the music-lovers out there, Dre recently came out with new Beats.  For those of you that don’t know, Beats are super cool headphones that have amazing quality.  You can get them in almost any color! 
  • If you’re into photography, then you’ll absolutely love GoPro cameras.  These tiny cameras can be clipped onto almost anything such as helmets or surfboards to give you the coolest and most unique shots.  They’re also waterproof so you can take amazing underwater pictures, as well!

The links for the above products are below!

                                                -Chelsea

iPhone 5c – http://tiny.cc/iPhone5c

Dre Beats – http://tiny.cc/StudioBeats_DrDre

GoPro Camera – http://tiny.cc/GoPro_Camera

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Holiday Dress Guidebook

            Hey girls!             It’s half-way through November, crazy right?  This month has flown by and December is creeping up faster than we know it!  I know I’m not the…

            Hey girls!

            It’s half-way through November, crazy right?  This month has flown by and December is creeping up faster than we know it!  I know I’m not the only one counting down the days till Christmas and school break.  One of my favorite things about this holiday season are the Christmas parties, gift-exchanges, and family gatherings.  We all know it’s true, every girl has trouble finding the perfect party dress.  So, here’s my guide on finding the perfect holiday party dress!Chelsea Crockett - Holiday Dresses

  1. Lace is one of those everlasting trends that you can’t go wrong with.  Try finding a dress or shirt that features lacey sleeves or accents.
  2. You’ll always be sure to stand out if you rock a little sparkle.  If you go the shimmery route, make sure you keep it balanced.  Too much shine can be overbearing, so keep it at a good amount.
  3. Try sporting holiday colors.  Navy blues, dark reds, and neutrals give off a great feel of the season.
  4. Add some accessories!  Chunky necklaces are super in right now and go great with a lace dress.  Also, don’t be afraid to break out the heels and wedges to dress up your outfit.

                                                        Happy holidays!

                                                                   -Chels

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