Chelsea Crockett

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Ways to Use Eyeshadow Primer (That Aren’t on Your Eyes)

Thank heavens for eyeshadow primer. I went out of town last weekend and forgot mine and was lost without it. Not only does primer make your shadow go on smooth…

Thank heavens for eyeshadow primer. I went out of town last weekend and forgot mine and was lost without it. Not only does primer make your shadow go on smooth and bright, it also helps it last all day long. As it turns out, eyeshadow primer doesn’t have to be used just on our eyes. It has multiple purposes that can work on other parts of our face!

  1. Under your eyes: Eyeshadow primer used under the eyes can help our concealer to stay on longer and prevents it from creasing.
  2. On your brows: Sometimes after a long day I will catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror and will notice that my brow powder has smudged and my brows look “yikes.” Take a small amount of
    primer and wipe it through your brows, let it dry, and then put on your brow product. You will have perfect brows all day!
  3. On pimples: Pimples never like to stay covered up by concealer and foundation. Dabbing a bit of eye primer on top of them before concealer and foundation can ensure these spots stay covered all day!

Who knew eyeshadow primer was so versatile?

XOXO, Chels

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How to Shave Less Often

Now that we are approaching the warm weather season, one thing is clear: we have to start shaving our legs again. It is so nice to take a few days…

Now that we are approaching the warm weather season, one thing is clear: we have to start shaving our legs again. It is so nice to take a few days (okay weeks) off of shaving during the winter months. I am always looking for ways to cut down my shaving time/frequency, and here are the tricks that have served me well!

  1. Go against the grain: A easy trick to shave less is to shave
    against the grain of your hair. This ensures that you are getting the closest shave possible and saves you time by not having to go over the same spot twice!
  2. Exfoliate: To get a close shave every time you should exfoliate your skin often. This gets rid of the dead skin and also exposes any hairs that you may have missed.
  3. Condition: Use conditioner instead of shaving cream! Not only will it save you money, it also keeps your skin soft and healthy.
  4. Cut the carbs: The foods you eat can actually promote excess hair growth! Carbs do this. Cut back on the carbs to keep you hair from growing so you can shave less often.

Now you can have silky smooth legs all summer long!

XOXO, Chels

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Coconut Oil Beauty Remedies

Coconut oil is the Jack of all trades. It can literally do EVERYTHING! You can cook with it, use it for household cleaning, bake with it, and even use it…

Coconut oil is the Jack of all trades. It can literally do EVERYTHING! You can cook with it, use it for household cleaning, bake with it, and even use it in your beauty routine! After reading this article you are going to want to run to the store and grab you a jar, I guarantee it.

  1. Moisturizer: I keep a jar of coconut oil by my sink and use it as lotion for my face and body when I get out of the shower.
  2. Makeup remover: Like I said above, I keep a jar of the oil by my sink. At the end of the day, I just scrape a little out of the jar and rub it on my eyelids and under my eyes, and use a tissue to wipe my makeup off. It works sooooo well, and it doesn’t irritate my eyes like other makeup removers!
  3. Shaving cream: Slather some coconut oil on your legs as shaving cream! It will melt right on your skin, and it will leave your legs feeling ultra smooth afterwards.
  4. Toothpaste: Yup, this is even good to use to clean your teeth! There are tons of DIY coconut oil toothpastes out there, and it is much better for your body than store bought toothpaste.

All-natural is the way to go! Plus, when you use coconut oil in your beauty routine, you end up smelling slightly like coconut, which reminds me of the beach, so that is always a plus!

XOXO, Chels

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Walking in Heels 101

I am always amazed at women who can walk effortlessly in heels. Like, they just glide across the floor like they aren’t wearing 6 inch spikes on their feet. How…

I am always amazed at women who can walk effortlessly in heels. Like, they just glide across the floor like they aren’t wearing 6 inch spikes on their feet. How do they do that?! With prom just around the corner for my high school friends, I see lots of high-heel-wearing in my friends futures, and I wear heels every once in a while, so I thought it would be good for all of us to take a crash course in how to walk in heels.

  1. Start small: 6 inch heels are not a beginners dose of heel! Start with something small and then work your way up. This is the key to learning how to walk in heels, start with something that is easy and it will become natural to you.
  2. Make sure the shoe fits perfectly: It is a million times easier to walk in heels when they actually fit. If they are too small, your toes get smushed every time you take a step, and if they are too big your heel slips out every time you lift your foot off of the ground. Both are not good! You could seriously injure your toes or twist your ankle. If your shoe fits but you are still having a tough time keeping it on, there are heel grips you can buy to help you out!
  3. Place your heel on the ground first: Heels force you to walk differently. When you wear heels, make sure you put your heel on the ground first before the pad of your foot, so walk heel to toe. Walking like you normally would, by just simply placing your whole foot flat on the ground, is uncomfortable and awkward in heels!
  4. Small steps: You need to take smaller steps when you wear heels. Walking your normal stride is not going to be easy in them, and it will probably feel a bit awkward. Take small, lady-like steps, don’t try to power walk, and practice in the mirror to see what looks best!
  5. Don’t push it: If walking in heels is painful for you, or if you just don’t like it, don’t do it! Don’t feel like you have to wear heels to look “like a lady”, if they hurt you or if they just aren’t your thing, there are plenty of other shoe types that look just as good!

Happy heel-wearing!

XOXO, Chels

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Post-Workout Skincare Tips

I love going to the gym. It helps me calm my mind and makes me feel healthy and strong. The only downfall of visiting the gym is that I seem…

I love going to the gym. It helps me calm my mind and makes me feel healthy and strong. The only downfall of visiting the gym is that I seem to break out after I go. I looked up why this was the case, and it was because I wasn’t treating my skin the way I should! After we workout, our pores are wide open which means that they are open to bacteria and makeup residue. Your skin is super vulnerable after a visit to the gym. Here are a few ways that I found to keep your skin healthy after hitting the gym or the trail.

  1. Make sure your makeup is gone before you work out. Use a makeup wipe to quickly and easily clear your skin. Do this so that your sweat can filter out of your pores freely instead of getting trapped by your makeup.
  2. Use skin products that don’t irritate. Using a harsh cleanser after you workout is not doing your skin any favors! Spray a facial toner on your skin post-workout to soothe and calm your skin.
  3. If you can’t get to a shower, use healthy ingredients to wash your face. Makeup wipes with natural cleansers like lavender are a great and handy way to quickly and easily get your skin clean of sweat and build-up after a workout.
  4. Keep your skin care kit on hand. If you workout before work or school, or you typically have to go somewhere other than home after a workout, keep your skincare essentials in a small travel bag. This is a great way to make sure that you get your skin cleansed before going anywhere, plus it will make you feel refreshed when you are on the go.

Keeping your skin clean is the key to kicking breakouts to the curb!

XOXO, Chels

 

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What is Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal: what is it? What does it do? I have heard it mentioned a lot when it comes to beauty and health remedies. Activated charcoal is carbon that has…

Activated charcoal: what is it? What does it do? I have heard it mentioned a lot when it comes to beauty and health remedies. Activated charcoal is carbon that has been treated with oxygen. It attracts and absorbs toxic materials, impurities, and contaminates. It is used for so many things, and there are so many books written about it, but I thought I would highlight a few of my favorite ways to use it!

  1. Toothpaste/teeth whitening: Although activated charcoal is black, it is actually really good at whitening your teeth, plus it is non-toxic, which store bought whiteners are NOT!
  2. Treating stings/bites: You can use activated charcoal to treat spider bites or other poisonous stings! Mix it with a little baking soda and put it on the infected area. It can also help prevent scarring!
  3. Upset stomach: Because activated charcoal binds to toxic substances, it can often help relieve stomach discomfort or pain! Feel a little bloated? Take some activated charcoal! Look up online your correct dosage/how much you should take/how you should take it.

I can’t wait to try this on my teeth to see it whiten them!

XOXO, Chels

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Easy At-Home Ways to Detox Your Skin

Every day our face is hit with toxins and impurities, and this could be the culprit behind your most annoying skin issues! Toxins cause blackheads and pimples, plus they lower…

Every day our face is hit with toxins and impurities, and this could be the culprit behind your most annoying skin issues! Toxins cause blackheads and pimples, plus they lower our skin’s ability to regenerate and make new cells which makes it look dull and dry. If you are having these issues, it means that it is time to detox your skin. Here is how to purify your complexion to make it radiant and healthy!

  1. Skin aromatherapy: Steaming your face with essential oils is a great way to detox your tired skin. Prep your skin with a hot towel that has a few drops of eucalyptus and peppermint oil to soothe and wake up your skin. Heat five cups of water, pour it in a bowl, and add some rose and jasmine oil. Then place your head a few inches above the bowl and cover it with a towel to keep the steam in.
  2. Stick to a routine: I know how tempting it is sometimes to just fall into bed without doing your whole face routine at night, but it is so worth it to stick to your routine to prevent impurities and toxins from getting in your skin.
  3. Do an at-home peel: Scrubs are great for occasional use, but using them all the time is too harsh on your skin. Peels improve the texture of your skin and treat acne, sun damage, and wrinkles! Peels utilize different types of acids in order to get rid of dead cells and promote new cell growth. There are tons of different peels for every skin type, so do your research.
  4. Use a salt and mineral mask: Yes, we need to get our skin a little dirty to detox it sometimes! Mud masks help detox by restoring pH balance and hydrating the skin. They also help improve blood flow to the skin.

These are all really easy ways to detox your skin right from home! Your skin will thank you.

XOXO, Chels

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Recipe for the Perfect Messy Bun

Why is it that messy buns are harder to do than regular buns? The disheveled, effortless, “undone” look is way harder to achieve than people think. I wish I could…

Why is it that messy buns are harder to do than regular buns? The disheveled, effortless, “undone” look is way harder to achieve than people think. I wish I could look like I rolled out of bed with great messy hair, but I can never seem to get it right. Luckily I found a fool-proof way to get the perfect messy bun every time. Here is how!a7db65471b70e4a4a95d6f4545af32fa

  1. Pull your hair into a loose ponytail as high or low as you want. Don’t worry about smoothing out bumps or slicking your hair back, you want it to look imperfect.
  2. Separate the hair in your pony into 2 sections and tease them. Teasing is the key! It will change your bun game by giving you texture and volume.
  3. Take your 2 teased sections and wrap the hair in opposite directions like you are creating a topknot. Instead of pinning your hair neatly into a bun, pin bobby pins near the ends of your hair, leaving the ends splay out around the bun. This gives it the messy look! Pull the bun apart a little with your hands to mess it up even more.

The best part about messy buns is that they work better on dirty hair, so they work great on second-day hair, AKA you can sleep in longer instead of washing your hair! 🙂

XOXO, Chels

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Sweet and Simple Valentine’s Day Nails

If you have a Valentine’s Day date planned with your honey, then you most likely have a cute outfit all planned out. You know what every cute Valentine’s Day outfit…

If you have a Valentine’s Day date planned with your honey, then you most likely have a cute outfit all planned out. You know what every cute Valentine’s Day outfit needs? Super cute nails. Keep reading to see a few of my favorite Valentine’s Day nail styles!

  1. Glitter French mani: This look is so fun and unique! It combines soft and romantic pink polish with fun glitter tips! I love the subtle glitter flare.nails 3
  2. Gorgeous geometric: This style is for my girly gals! It combines soft, romantic pink with sassy glitter for a “reversed french tip” look. I think this one is the most “me.”nails 2
  3. Sweet and subtle: If you go for the more understated look, just paint a simple coat of light pink polish over your nails! This is a totally simple way to add a little extra to your V-Day ensemble. I love Essie’s color “Ballet Slipper.” That’s what on my nails right now!

Have a fun Valentine’s Day, my pretties!

XOXO, Chels

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How to Avoid Blow-Dryer Damage

We all know it is way better for our hair to be air-dried, but sometimes we just don’t have the time to let it air dry. Whether you only use…

We all know it is way better for our hair to be air-dried, but sometimes we just don’t have the time to let it air dry. Whether you only use your blow dryer occasionally or use it every day, it is important to the health of your hair to be smart about drying. Experts recommend leaving your blow-dryer on the medium setting. Just because it is hotter and higher and dries your hair faster doesn’t mean it is better for your hair! If your hair is thin, damaged, or colored, you should stick to a lower setting for extra heat protection. To avoid even more damage, here are three more things you can do.

  1. Use natural shampoo and conditioner: Using a natural shampoo and conditioner combo keeps your hair as nourished as possible, and these products are free from sulfates and other damaging ingredients.
  2. Use 2 methods of drying: To keep your hair damage to a minimum, air dry it for a bit before blow drying it. Experts recommend letting it air dry 80%, then finishing the last 20% of drying with your blow-dryer.
  3. Protect: Use a heat-protectant before blow drying. Try and find one that protects and also conditions and strengthens at the same time.1447687591-tresemme-heat-tamer-spray

Here’s to healthy hair!

XOXO, Chels

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How to Get Your Money’s Worth Out of Your Makeup

When I run out of my favorite tube of lipstick, a little part of me dies inside. Okay, that’s probably a little too dramatic, but I’m sure you can agree…

When I run out of my favorite tube of lipstick, a little part of me dies inside. Okay, that’s probably a little too dramatic, but I’m sure you can agree that it is a total bummer! Yes, you can just go to the store and get a new one, but sometimes that color or brand is no longer available. Also, why not try and use every last bit of yours? Here are a few ways to get the most out of your makeup and make it last a bit longer.

  1. Repair broken eyeshadow, blush, or face powder with a dab of rubbing alcohol. Do you have a tray of blush that you only used twice before you dropped it and cracked it? No worries. Crush the rest of it up, then add a few drops of rubbing alcohol to it and mix it together. Smooth it out so that it is spread out and even, and then let it dry! Good as new.7191624_orig
  2. Keep your powders from breaking altogether by placing a cotton pad in them while traveling or when they are in your bag.
  3. Reattach broken lipstick using heat. Have a parent help you, and use a lighter to heat the broken ends of your lipstick, then reattach them together.
  4. Let your mascara sit in a glass of warm water to loosen it up when it is getting dry and clumpy. If it really needs some thinning, add some drops of contact solution to it.
  5. Put on primer before doing your eyeshadow. This one is a wee bit different from the others, but it really does help your makeup go further because you don’t have to use as much to make it stand out!

Makeup is expensive, we all know that! Hopefully these tips help you get your money’s worth out of your favorite products.

XOXO, Chels

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Pore Filler: What it Is and What it Does

What is pore filler? What does it do? Well, to be honest, it does exactly what the name says, it fills your pores! I’ll explain what it is and why…

What is pore filler? What does it do? Well, to be honest, it does exactly what the name says, it fills your pores! I’ll explain what it is and why you should give it a try.

What it is: Pore filler helps to erase the look of large pores. You smooth it on your face like you would a makeup primer before applying your face makeup.2503344

Why to use it: If you have large pores or just want to cover up your pores, this is for you. Using this can help smooth inconsistencies and large pores to help your makeup go on smoother. It also helps combat oily skin, because the larger your pores are the more oily your skin is!

The best products: NYX and Benefit Cosmetics both have great pore fillers. Baby Skin also has one called “Instant Pore Eraser” that I have used and definitely recommend. Pore fillers can actually be pretty pricey, so my recommendation is to either ask for a sample or buy the smallest bottle you can so that if it doesn’t work for you, you aren’t stuck with a ton of it!

Try it out and see what you think! Comment below if you have ever used pore fillers and what you thought of them.

XOXO, Chels

 

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Tips to Tame Frizzy Winter Hair

If you asked me what annoys me the most in the world, frizzy hair would definitely make the top 10 on my list. All I want is silky, shiny, flowey…

If you asked me what annoys me the most in the world, frizzy hair would definitely make the top 10 on my list. All I want is silky, shiny, flowey hair like you see in those Pantene commercials. Is that too much to ask? Part of it is my fault. When your hair is dry or damaged, it becomes frizzier and frizzier. I want to break up with my frizzy hair, and this is how I plan to do it.

  1. Turn down my hot tools: Using high heat on your hair can cause your hair cuticles to swell (= frizz) so turn the temp down for minimal frizz.fullsizerender-75
  2. Wash my hair less frequently: Washing your hair too often strips your hair if its natural oils and can make it dry out. Dry = frizz. Use dry shampoo to help your hair stay manageable between washes.
  3. Deep condition: Deep conditioners seal your hair cuticles and prevent humidity from getting to your hair. More moisture= less frizz.
  4. Use sulfate/alcohol free products: Sulfates dry the heck out of your hair, which causes it to soak up the humidity, and that = frizz. Alcohol swells the hair cuticle which = frizz, so look for products that are alcohol and sulfate free.
  5. Avoid touching my hair: Every time you touch your hair you are breaking up its natural pattern which can cause frizz. Running your fingers through it to detangle it is fine, but try and keep the finger combing to a minimum to prevent frizz.

Kiss your frizzy hair goodbye!

XOXO, Chels

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Where and Why You Should Use Sunscreen in the Winter

Just because it is winter time does not mean that you can forget about sunscreen. While the sun isn’t toasting us like it does in the summer time, its UV…

Just because it is winter time does not mean that you can forget about sunscreen. While the sun isn’t toasting us like it does in the summer time, its UV rays are just as powerful as they are in the summer. That means that you still need sunscreen. There are a few surprising places on our bodies that need sunscreen that I had no clue about. Here are the five unsuspecting places so that you can protect them and save your skin the damage.

  1. Scalp: A sunburned scalp is possibly the most painful sunburn you can get. It can be itchy and flaky and can hurt so bad when you are trying to brush and style your hair. If you are going to be outside for a long period of time without a hat on, apply hair sunscreen to your scalp.49121577
  2. Ears: Your ears are exposed to a ton of sun, whether you are driving in the car or going for a walk. Make sure to keep them protected by putting a little bit of sunscreen on the tops of them.
  3. Eyelids: I never think about my eyelids getting sunburned, which makes it that much more important to protect them! You can put some gentle sunscreen on them, or just make sure you are wearing sunglasses during extended outside time.
  4. Lips: Your lips are a really sensitive area of your face, which makes them prone to sunburn. Most lip balms have SPF in them already, but if you know you will be outside a lot, grab one that is meant to protect you from UV rays.

I am a huge advocate for doing everything you can to protect your skin. It is the largest organ in our body, and it is also the most sensitive and exposed! Keep your skin cancer-free, damage-free, and wrinkle-free by using sunscreen, even when you don’t think you need it.

XOXO, Chels

 

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How to Become a Brow-Tweezing Expert

I usually try to let the professionals handle my brows, but I have been wanting to try and learn to do them myself. Brows are such a prominent facial feature,…

I usually try to let the professionals handle my brows, but I have been wanting to try and learn to do them myself. Brows are such a prominent facial feature, so it is pretty important to get them right! It is so easy to make plucking and shaping mistakes. Here are some tweezing tips from the pros to help you improve your skillz.

  1. Outline your brows before plucking: Outline your eyebrows with a pencil and make sure they look tweezer_brow_leopard_160915even. Then tweeze the hairs that are outside of the shape you outlined. Also, invest in an awesome brow pencil to help you create the illusion of perfect brows.
  2. Find the right location: Tweeze where there is good lighting so you don’t over pluck!
  3. Don’t over-tweeze: Don’t tweeze more often than every two weeks! Give your eyebrows a break. Also, alternate between brows when tweezing. Tweeze a few hairs on one brow, then move on to the next, continue to go back and forth to make sure you are tweezing evenly.

Follow these tips to become a tweezing queen!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Winter 2017 Hair Color Trends

Fall and winter are a great time to try new things with your hair color. There are some really cool color trends making their way around this season that I…

Fall and winter are a great time to try new things with your hair color. There are some really cool color trends making their way around this season that I really love! If you are wanting to change up your hair color but need some inspiration, look no further. Here are the top 5 hair color trends this winter.

  1. Chocolate rose gold: 2016 is the year of rose gold hair! The winter version features pink tones along with deeper brown hues up top to prevent the need for a touch-up every six weeks.how-to-go-rose-gold-without-dyeing-your-hair-blond-1934101-1476217068-640x0c
  2. Sun-kissed ombre: Even though summer is over, you can still give your look a little glow and warmth! Just ask your hairdresser to add warm honey tones throughout your hair, concentrating it more towards the bottom. This will give you a healthy glow!419327415274362148_g0nitadg_c
  3. Nude hair: There are warm tones, cool tones, and then neutral tones. Nude hair means there is a balance of both warm and cool tones, which cancel each other out to create a neutral color. Neutral colors are totally trendy and easy to wear.09e5ad2f0f2023e6c3c79f7d5f165eb8
  4. Autumn red: Red hair is always in! This year’s red tones are coppery and autumnal. To keep your red hair redder longer, avoid overusing heat tools and also use a shampoo and conditioner that are made for color-treated hair.autumn-red-hair-color-5

If you want to change up your hair, these are great options this season!

XOXO, Chels

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