Chelsea Crockett

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Baby Products for Your Skin!

We all know that babies have the most sensitive skin, so why not use it on our skin?! I’ve had my fair share of skin sensitivity and never thought of…

We all know that babies have the most sensitive skin, so why not use it on our skin?! I’ve had my fair share of skin sensitivity and never thought of trying baby products on my own skin, but it’s genius! Find out which products work best for adults and get your own baby soft skin!Chelsea Crockett- dry shampoo baby powder

  • With winter comes crazy dry skin. The fix? Try using diaper rash cream on extremely dry areas, especially your hands! No, this is not a joke!
  • Use baby oil to remove waterproof mascara!
  • If your skin reacts badly to fragrance, dyes, or chemicals, use baby sunscreen for your skins protection!
  • Baby lotions that contain oatmeal are perfect to use as a full body lotion for adults! You’ll find your skin to be healthier and softer!
  • Use baby wipes to get rid of deodorant stains from your clothes!
  • If you don’t want to spend the money on dry shampoo, try baby powder! It works just as well.
  • If your laundry detergent makes you itchy, try “free and clear” detergent for babies!
  • Baby detangling spray works as a great leave-in conditioner for adults!

There’s no shame in having sensitive skin…just grab a few baby products!

            -Chelsea

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Running Myths

Running is an incredible exercise, but many people claim it has its unwelcomed consequences.  From a body break-down to re-shaping your body in a negative way, many of these myths…

Running is an incredible exercise, but many people claim it has its unwelcomed consequences.  From a body break-down to re-shaping your body in a negative way, many of these myths keep people from soaking in all the amazing benefits running has to offer!  Let’s break down these myths once and for all and throw our tennis shoes on!Chelsea Crockett- run

  1. “Running will make you bulky.” Running is an extremely slimming exercise that burns body fat.  If you place a lot of pressure on your quads and do uphill running, then you risk the potential of having bigger thighs (the healthy way). 
  2. “I will start chaffing between my legs.” While this is very true for most people, it is an easy fix.  Try wearing leggings or spandex under running shorts to keep this from happening.      
  3. “You have to run every day to get better.” Running every day can be harsh on the body, especially if you are a newbie.  Switching up your routine (elliptical, bike, etc.) will improve your running as well!
  4. “Running is bad for your body and joints.” The only thing that comes from running is a healthy body.  Never push your body too far. 
  5. “Running is hard.” Running is one of the best stress relievers there is by releasing an abundance of endorphins to the brain.  You don’t have to be a long-distance or power runner to gain the benefits.  Going for a jog is very relaxing!

Who’s ready to go for a run with me?!

            Chelsea   

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Cleopatra Beauty Secrets

Cleopatra, the Egyptian queen, was known as the most beautiful woman in the world. She was one of the first to wear makeup, use scrubs, and soak in baths. She…

Cleopatra, the Egyptian queen, was known as the most beautiful woman in the world. She was one of the first to wear makeup, use scrubs, and soak in baths. She was pampered with natural resources from the earth and animals, which you can recreate yourself!  

  • For glowing, soft skin, mix half a cup of honey, 3 cups of milk, and 5 tablespoons of olive oil and add it to a warm hot bath to soak in. It’s all about relaxation!
  • Cleopatra didn’t have primer or toner during her time, so she used rose water instead! It acts as a natural toner and primer in one! It’ll keep your skin nourished, while also helping makeup go on smoothly and last longer.
  • Vinegar circulates the blood that irritates skin. After removing makeup, try adding ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar to a sink full of warm water. Splash your face and let it air dry or healthier skin!Chelsea Crockett- henna nails
  • Ever heard of a henna tattoo? Cleopatra used henna to dye her nails! While the color wasn’t permanent, it would protect the nail and leave a long-lasting color.
  • Raw honey is skins best friend. It has antibacterial properties, slows aging, treats acne, and creates glowing skin. Try a raw honey mask!

Whoever said old people (like hundreds of years old) don’t know what they’re talking about it is totally wrong!!

XOXO,

            Chelsea

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Easter Treats!

Easter is a wonderful time to whip up some tasty treats in the kitchen!  With all the festivities going on, why not bring the perfect dessert to your Easter occasion. …

Easter is a wonderful time to whip up some tasty treats in the kitchen!  With all the festivities going on, why not bring the perfect dessert to your Easter occasion.  I’ve got a few creative and delicious treats that everyone will love.  Plus, they’re easy to make!

Who doesn’t love chocolate covered strawberries?!  I can’t get enough of them!  A twist on the classic chocolate covered strawberry is to turn them into carrots!  Start by melting down white chocolate, using a small dab of vegetable oil, and adding orange food coloring to it.  Fully dip each strawberry in the orange chocolate so only the stem shows.  Finish them off by drizzling the extra chocolate you have over the strawberries with a spoon.  They’ll look exactly like little carrots!  They’re the perfect grab and go dessert.   Chelsea Crockett- bunny tails

Another one of my favorite Easter desserts are bunny tails.  All you need is an 8-ounce package of cream cheese, 4-5 cups of powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon of almond extract, and a bag of shredded coconut.  Begin by softening the cream cheese and beating it until it is fluffy.  Slowly add the powdered sugar in, while mixing, until it becomes dough.  Once the dough becomes thick, roll it into 1-inch balls, and roll them into the coconut.  These can be served room temperature or chilled.  Enjoy!

I hope these cute, little desserts brighten up your Easter party.  Whether it’s a family lunch/dinner or a big festivity, remember the reason for the season!

Love,

            Chelsea  

 

 

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Easter: The Reason for the Season

It’s easy to get caught up in all the hype of the holidays.  Heaps and heaps of food, chocolate bunnies, family, and friends are all part of the Easter experience. …

It’s easy to get caught up in all the hype of the holidays.  Heaps and heaps of food, chocolate bunnies, family, and friends are all part of the Easter experience.  Big family dinners and parties are fun, but unfortunately, too many families celebrate Easter without thinking about the true reason for the season…Jesus!Chelsea Crockett- Easter

The Easter bunny may be the symbol of Easter, but it is not why we celebrate it.  We celebrate Easter to glorify the resurrection of Jesus!  Three days after Jesus died on the cross for our sins, he rose again to promise everyone everlasting life.  That’s pretty amazing, right?  Whether you’re attending an Easter party or having a big family brunch, do not forget about what Jesus did for us.  Thank Him for the amazing mercy he had for all of us!

“And this is the promise which He Himself made to us: eternal life.” – 1 John 2:25

I hope everyone has the happiest Easter ever!

Chelsea          

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New York Fashion Week 2016

            New York Fashion Week F/W16 has come to an end.  The biggest models in the world and top fashion bloggers came together to celebrate…

            New York Fashion Week F/W16 has come to an end.  The biggest models in the world and top fashion bloggers came together to celebrate all things fashion.  While some shows were full of glitter and glamour, others were just straight-up crazy!  From the world of Jeremy Scott to Oscar de la Renta gowns, this year’s fashion week was anything but ordinary.  While I did not attend, I kept up with all of the shows online!  Check out a few of my favorite moments!  Chelsea Crockett- fw16 

            Diane Von Furstenberg’s show was one of my favorites.  She nicked the traditional runway and opted for a disco of strong, powerful women.  DVF gathered the world’s top models including Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, and Karlie Kloss and had them dressed in her always timeless pieces dancing around her studio.  DVF wanted to show that women in power can have fun too; and don’t worry, her fun, signature patterns were still included!

            Marc Jacobs transformed a NY theatre into the Marc Jacobs F/W16 premiere!  The show was nothing short of amazing.  It included popcorn, ushers, and a movie screen showcasing Marc Jacobs signature trademark.  This was a transition for the brand with the dissolution of Marc by Marc Jacobs.  The brand was debuting their new look, while still keeping the Marc by Marc Jacobs prices.

            These two shows were just a few of my favorites from this years Fall/Winter NYFW!  Maybe next year I’ll snag a ticket! 😉    

Chelsea Crockett 

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ADVENTURE: Traveling to Europe 101

One of my writers recently got back from studying in Europe for the past 5 months, London to be exact. While she was there, she was able to cross off…

One of my writers recently got back from studying in Europe for the past 5 months, London to be exact. While she was there, she was able to cross off 10 countries along the way. I mean c’mon…TEN?! I was so curious how she made it to that many countries without being a millionaire! Her answers surprised me. Check out how you can travel through Europe on a budget too!

Getting around Europe is crazy cheap! Budget airlines like RyanAir, EasyJet, and WizzAir offer round trip airfare for as little as $50 round-trip. Say whaaaat?! If you’re traveling with a group of friends, try Air B&B. It allows you to rent apartments in incredible locations, aka a block away from the Colosseum, for an amazing price, especially if you are splitting with friends. Another fun route to go is with hostels! Hostels are like one big slumber party. It’s a large room with bunk beds and lockers. You can request a one gender room if you’d like! It’s a great way to get to know people your age and hear all of their travel stories. You just might learn a thing or two!Chelsea Crockett- hostel

Another amazing thing Lexi mentioned was how students get in free almost anywhere! Iconic landmarks such as the Louvre, Palace of Versailles, and the Prague Castle are completely free; not to mention the other sweet deals you can get at almost any huge landmark.  

If this doesn’t make you want to jump on a plane, I don’t know what would! Let’s go Insiders!

            Chelsea

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Haters Gonna Hate

In the words of my BFF Taylor Swift, “haters gonna hate, hate, hate”. I wish this wasn’t true, but unfortunately…it is. No matter what you do it’s always going to…

In the words of my BFF Taylor Swift, “haters gonna hate, hate, hate”. I wish this wasn’t true, but unfortunately…it is. No matter what you do it’s always going to be impossible to please everyone. I mean, check out my feed! Sometimes, people leave nasty comments on my YouTube and Instagram just to be mean! If I took these comments to heart, well…I would be one unhappy person. When you learn to love yourself, mean comments will run in one ear and out the other. It’s time to block out the haters!Chelsea Crockett- taylor swift meme

Some people can find something wrong with anything. They could even hate that you’re too nice! Crazy, right?! When you hear a mean comment, brush it off. It’s important to always be the bigger person. Arguing won’t do anything, especially if you say a mean comment back. That just puts you down to their level. You must always rise above it! Surrounding yourself with a group of people that lift you up is also important. Too many friend groups have competition in them. Between jealousy and wanting to be the best, there could possibility be a lot of hate going on behind your back. Feel confident about yourself and the people you hang out with. When you love yourself, the haters will mean nothing!    

Just remember to “shake it off” Insiders!

XOXO,

            Chelsea

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Rainbow Roots

If you’ve checked Instagram lately, you may have noticed a crazy, new (but totally cool) hair trend going around called rainbow roots.  Basically, you’re out of luck if you have…

If you’ve checked Instagram lately, you may have noticed a crazy, new (but totally cool) hair trend going around called rainbow roots.  Basically, you’re out of luck if you have dark hair like me, but if you have light hair you can turn your hair into an array of pastel colors!  If you’ve ever wanted to do something wild with your hair, but didn’t want to commit to a full head of rainbow strands, then rainbow roots is your perfect next look!Chelsea Crockett- Rainbow Roots Hair Dye

Streekers is a commitment-free hair dye that comes in 8 colorful shades, including purple, blue, pink, etc. So how do they work? Part your hair any way you would like and lift up strands of hair away from your scalp. Apply the colorful dye to dry hair starting at the root to where you would like the color to end. If you want to do more than one color, wait a minute between each color change. Once the colors are dry, brush through the dye and style your hair as you normally would! Once you’re ready for your old hair back, simply hop in the shower and wash it out!

It’s always fun to experiment with your hair, especially when you know it can be reversed. Have fun Insiders!

 

XOXO,

            Chelsea

 

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Metabolism Boosters!

Having a fast metabolism is a blessing in itself.  You could eat 10 donuts and not gain ANY weight.  Talk about jealous!  Unfortunately, not all of us were born with…

Having a fast metabolism is a blessing in itself.  You could eat 10 donuts and not gain ANY weight.  Talk about jealous!  Unfortunately, not all of us were born with a turbo speedy metabolism and it only gets worse as we get older.  Luckily, there are a few everyday things we can do to keep our metabolism up and running; plus, all of these tricks are super healthy for your body.  Check it out!Chelsea Crockett- healthy breakfast

  1. When you’re tired, not only does your body slow down, but so does your metabolism. Make sure you’re getting a good night’s rest.  Aim for 8 hours a night!
  2. Your muscles burn up a lot of calories during the day. To burn even more, try weight training to build up. 
  3. Do NOT skip meals! Eating breakfast as soon as you wake up is your metabolisms sign to get moving!  The longer you wait to eat, or the fewer meals you eat, your metabolism will stop doing its job. 
  4. If you love spicy food, then you’re in luck. The spicier the food, the quicker your metabolism kicks into gear.
  5. Drink water!! Water is amazing.  It not only speeds up your metabolism, but it gives you better skin, rids your body of toxins, and keeps you hydrated.  Keep a 64oz. water bottle with you and drink away throughout the day!

Happy eating, sleeping, and working out!

            Chelsea

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Transitions

Transitions can be tough. I’m currently going through one myself. It’s a challenging period of change and growth. I sometimes find myself lost and unable to deal with everything going…

Transitions can be tough. I’m currently going through one myself. It’s a challenging period of change and growth. I sometimes find myself lost and unable to deal with everything going on. Between college searching, thinking about being away from my friends and family, and balancing a social life and YouTube, life can be overwhelming! While transitions are scary, they are ultimately a blessing in disguise.Chelsea Crockett- trusting God

Transitions are a time to better understand yourself. When faced with decisions that seem impossible to make, you have to weigh your pros and cons. Things that you thought were your first priority may seem little. Making big life decisions and transitioning to my college years has really made me realize who and what are important.

Trusting in God has been my saving grace. Praying to Him and knowing he’s got a plan for me keeps be hopeful for the future. Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

TRUST IN HIM

XOXO,

            Chelsea

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Not So “Healthy” Foods

It can be hard to eat healthy, especially when these so-called “healthy” foods turn out to be not-so-healthy after all!  It can be hard to tell the difference between healthy…

It can be hard to eat healthy, especially when these so-called “healthy” foods turn out to be not-so-healthy after all!  It can be hard to tell the difference between healthy foods and ones that pose as them.  I’m breaking down a few “healthy” snacks that I used to enjoy all the time!  While I’m disappointed to find out how bad they are for you, luckily, there are plenty of alternatives!Chelsea Crockett- frozen yogurt

  1. I love veggies chips. I mean, veggie is in the name so they have to be healthy for you, right?! Unfortunately, they are packed full of vegetable powder, flour, sodium, and food coloring.  Instead, try eating raw veggies with hummus or making your own kale chips in the oven!
  2. Yogurt is one of my favorite snacks and it’s extremely good for you! A lot of restaurants and coffee shops make this healthy snack unhealthy by adding granola and sugar.  Not to mention, it’s easy to add a muffin to that order.  Stick to a small portion of regular or Greek yogurt with no toppings.    
  3. Society has tricked us into thinking fiber is extra healthy for you. While it is necessary, fiber granola bars are not.  They are packed with powdered fiber, so they add sugar, honey, chocolate, or peanut butter to cover up the taste.  SO much sugar!  Eat granola bars that are packed full of whole grains and nuts instead!
  4. I liked to think that frozen yogurt was healthy for you because of the name. I’m sad to say that I was wrong.  It is full of sugar and of course those deadly toppings!  Try an at-home version with Greek yogurt.  Add fruit, granola, or dark chocolate to the mix!
  5. Since pita chips are baked they’re good for you, right?   Pita chips are made up of mostly white flour.  If you want something to snack on, make sure you grab whole grain pita chips for your hummus. 
  6. Frozen meals are so easy to throw in the microwave, especially with my busy schedule; but have you ever looked at the ingredient list?! It’s full of sodium and chemicals I can’t even pronounce.  If you’re in a rush try making a turkey sandwich on whole wheat and a cup of fruit.

I challenge you to make healthy choices this week! Happy snacking!

            Chelsea   

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Makeup Tricks to Score the Perfect Photo

Have you ever wondered how celebs take flawless photos over and over again? The secret lies in the makeup. The way in which you apply your makeup can change the…

Have you ever wondered how celebs take flawless photos over and over again? The secret lies in the makeup. The way in which you apply your makeup can change the way you look in pictures due to the lighting, flashes, etc. Check out a few of my favorite makeup tips for getting camera ready!Chelsea Crockett- photo ready makeup

  1. Make semi-matte makeup your new best friend. It will cover up any, if not all, blemishes, without giving you that “fake look” like complete matte makeup can. It won’t make your skin look shiny, but it won’t make it look flat either.
  2. Contouring is the best way to capture all of your features in the lens. It’s important to brighten and bronze in the correct places. Bronzer will keep you from looking washed out due to a camera flash.
  3. When it comes to eye makeup, it’s important to choose one or the other: a blended look or a sharp look. If you’re going for a more natural, blended look, be sure to blend in all of the eyeshadow colors and smudge your eye liner. If you want a sharp look, go for a bold, one color and straight eye liner line.
  4. Filling in your brows can be tricky. It’s hard not to make them look overly filled in. To avoid this problem, try using an eye shadow that is one shade light than your hair color. Lightly fill in your brows with a brush. This will keep them from looking harsh on camera.

If this doesn’t make you want to go take the perfect selfie, then I don’t know what does!

            Chelsea

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Chapped Lips? Be Gone!

With fall rolling around, it’s no surprise that your lips might start getting chapped.  Between the cool breeze and change in weather, it’s almost guaranteed that your lips will take…

With fall rolling around, it’s no surprise that your lips might start getting chapped.  Between the cool breeze and change in weather, it’s almost guaranteed that your lips will take a beating.  Luckily, ChapStick has got us covered!   Between an array of formulas, flavors, and products, your lips will be taken care of under any circumstance!

ChapStick has recently come out with a new dual-ended hydration lock chap stick.  The newly renovated chap stick comes in two types: day/night, where one end is thicker for a night application and lighter with SPF for a day application, and moisturize/renew, where the moisturize side reduces fine lines and smooth’s the lips and the renew side contains shea butter and mango to condition.  The portable chap stick is perfect for any occasion. Chelsea Crockett- ChapStick duel-ended hydration lock

Chap Stick also has a variety of fun flavors that condition and renew lips with a sweet scent.  Popular scents like cake batter and the dual-end MixStix, complete with flavors like strawberry banana smoothie and lemon berry sorbet, are sure to make your lips look their greatest and smell amazing too!

XOXO,

Chelsea

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Real Life Application: Be Nice to Everyone

When I was little, my parents would always remind me: be nice to EVERYONE.  Still to this day they remind me.  I used to have trouble understanding this, “Why should…

When I was little, my parents would always remind me: be nice to EVERYONE.  Still to this day they remind me.  I used to have trouble understanding this, “Why should I be nice to someone that treats me awful?  I’ll never have to see them again once I leave this school or quit this job”; but as I started growing up and maturing…it all made sense.Chelsea Crockett- character

Life has a funny way of working out.  Picture this.  Remember that boy that used to pick on you?  Or that nerd you used to make fun of?  Rewind 15 years later.  He’s your boss at your new job!  He’s turned his life around, is good to others, and has a Godly heart.  The last impression you made on your new boss was not a good one!  Don’t you wish you would have been nicer back in the day?

You always run the risk of running into your past.  Why not make it a good one?  If someone is mean to you…pray for them.  If someone is picking on you, don’t retaliate, but instead keep your head up.  See someone getting picked on?  Befriend them!  While you don’t have to be best friends with the people that treat you badly, it’s always important to be the bigger person.  Be nice…to EVERYONE.

XOXO,

            Chelsea        

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Which Hair Extensions Are Right for You?

Have you ever had a bad haircut, maybe it was cut too short, or have you always wanted long, thick hair?!  Recently, one of my workers had a terrible haircut…

Have you ever had a bad haircut, maybe it was cut too short, or have you always wanted long, thick hair?!  Recently, one of my workers had a terrible haircut experience that resulted in her getting extensions.  What was meant to be a trim, turned into a good 5 inches being taken off.  She was mortified!  Lexi started exploring her options and decided to get extensions.  Curious, I started asking her all about them.  Here’s what she told me:

There are a wide variety of extensions to choose from and must be chosen carefully for each individual person.  While some are temporary, others can last months, and some can even damage your hair.  Depending on your hair type, picking out the correct extensions are crucial for a natural look.

  • Clip in extensions are great for temporary wear. They can be taken in and out and leave no damage to your hair.  You can wash and style these like real hair, but compared to other options, look the “fakest”.  You have to be careful where you place them!
  • Glue-in and pre-bonded extensions are small strands of hair fused with a heating machine to other strands of hair. While these look extremely natural, they require a lot of upkeep.  Avoid using conditioner or heat around the bonds.  This can loosen each bond making them fall out sooner or even break off your hair. 
  • Sewn-in extensions are ideal for people with coarse, curly, or thick hair. They are applied by sewing the extension into a tight braid under your hair line.  This requires frequent trips to the salon to keep the braid tight and make sure the end is still tied.  If you have thin hair, I would avoid this option.
  • Tape extensions are my ultimate favorite. While they are quite pricier, they look the most natural and have the least upkeep.  They are applied with two strands of clear tape to different sections of hair.  If you are gentle with them and don’t use a brush around them, they can last months!Chelsea Crockett- tape extensions

Once you’ve chosen your extensions, have a stylist shape them to blend in with your natural hair.  Hope you love them!

XOXO, 

            Chelsea     

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