Chelsea Crockett

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Bad Company Corrupts Good Character

Have you ever heard the verse 1 Corinthians 15:33 “Do not be misled: ‘Bad company corrupts good character.’”? I think that it is the perfect verse for high school and…

Have you ever heard the verse 1 Corinthians 15:33Do not be misled: ‘Bad company corrupts good character.'”? I think that it is the perfect verse for high school and even college students. The verse pretty much says that you are who you hang out with, and that if you hang around bad people, you will become like them.

How do you know you are hanging out with the wrong type of crowd? One of the first signs is that they are making you do things you do not want to do, whether it is lying to your parents or going as far as breaking the law. They do not have your best interests at heart. They might cuss and use profane language, which, if you hang out with them often, will start to rub off on you. You may start to use the same words they do. They could use peer pressure to make you do things that you know are not right, such as making fun of someone. They will make you try to believe that what you are doing is not wrong, and that everyone does it, but that is not the truth. If you start to feel guilty about what you are doing and are having doubts on whether what you are doing is right or wrong, then you know you are hanging out with the wrong type of crowd.Chelsea crockett friends

What is the solution to this problem? Find friends who actually care about you and your well-being! I know that my best friends have my back and keep me accountable when they see that I am doing something I shouldn’t be or if I am doing something that wouldn’t please God. Find friends that go to church, because friends that pray together stay together. Hang out with people that make you feel good about yourself!

Remember ladies, you are who you hang out with!

XOXO,

Chels

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Jesus Calling: A More Personal Connection with God

Recently, I’ve been hearing a lot of positive things from a book called Jesus Calling by Sarah Young.  This devotional is filled with an uplifting devotion for each day of…

Recently, I’ve been hearing a lot of positive things from a book called Jesus Calling by Sarah Young.  This devotional is filled with an uplifting devotion for each day of the year.

Chelsea Crockett - DevotionalThe best thing about each devotion is that they’re written in the perspective of him talking to you.  It seems as if he’s directly speaking to you which makes the book on a more personal level.  If you want to build your relationship with God, this is the book to do it!

Each page has a date following with a devotion and several Bible verses.  It seems that whenever you read it, it applies to whatever situation you may be going through.  Each page has new words of hope, confidence, and encouragement, which are a few things every teen needs to hear throughout their stressful, busy days.  The verses at the end of each devotion are perfect to read in the mornings to start off your day on the right foot.  If you want a more personal connection with God, Jesus Calling is the right way to go.

Love,

                                                                 Chelsea

Purchase the book here:http://tiny.cc/JesusCalling

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When I ask a question, why do you always tell me what the Bible says?

The Bible is God’s Word.  When we read it, we learn what God is like and how he wants us to live in this world.  Think of the Bible as…

christian_cross_fish_150The Bible is God’s Word.  When we read it, we learn what God is like and how he wants us to live in this world.  Think of the Bible as an instruction book, like the one for the family car.  If we do what the book says, the car will run right.  If something goes wrong, we can read the book and find out how to fix it.  The Bible is God’s instruction book for our lives.  We need to read and study it so that we will run right and so God can fix things that go wrong with us.  It’s not enough just to read the Bible; we also must do what it says.

Key verse: 2 Timothy 3:16

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How to Build Your Wardrobe Part 4: Put it all Together!

How to build your wardrobe part 4: Put it all together! Now that you’ve filled your closet with pieces that fit great, look great, and are pieces that you love,…

How to build your wardrobe part 4: Put it all together!

Now that you’ve filled your closet with pieces that fit great, look great, and are pieces that you love, it’s time to put it all together!

Is there a better feeling than looking in your closet and seeing a bunch of pretty new things you can’t wait to wear? It is amazing!There’s a few things you can do to help take full advantage of your new, fabulous wardrobe.

Step 1: Would You Still Buy It?
Now that you have your new purchases at home and are done shopping, try everything on again. Sometimes a dressing room is not the best place to determine how a piece really looks on you. The lighting may have been bad, you maybe didn’t havethe right underwear on, etc. Are you still excited to wear the piece? Maybe it is not as cute as you thought.This is the time to go through your purchases and make sure you really love them!

 Step 2: Start Styling!

Plan at least one outfit for each new piece. Put together a whole look, from the shoes to the accessories! Make sure to incorporate pieces that you already had into the looks also.

 Step 3: Create a Lookbook

Once you have an outfit all worked out, take a picture of it or write it down. When it’s time to get dressed later on, you won’t struggle to remember what pants, or shirt, or scarf looked best. It’s also a great way to help you get dressed when you’re in a hurry!

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Step 4: Work Those new Clothes! 

I know I know, this is such a tough one ;). You’ve done a ton of work for this wardrobe, now it’s time to go out and show off your new pieces!

I hope that this process has helped you build a wardrobe that makes you feel confident, beautiful, and like a total fashionista! Your clothes should work for you, not the other way around. So, try every day to get dressed in something that puts a smile on your face!

Keep smiling darlings,

XOXO, Chels

 

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How To Build Your Wardrobe Part 3: Time to go Shopping!

How to build your wardrobe part 3: time to go shopping! You’ve cleaned out your closet, defined your personal style, and now it’s time for my favorite part! SHOPPING! When…

How to build your wardrobe part 3: time to go shopping!

You’ve cleaned out your closet, defined your personal style, and now it’s time for my favorite part! SHOPPING!

When most people go to fill their closet back up, they just buy random pieces that they like. Shopping like that doesn’t build a sturdy wardrobe. Before you head to the store this time, there’s a little more work to be done.

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Step 1: Make A Shopping List

Look through your current clothing and take note of the pieces you’re missing. Which pieces are you always reaching for but never have? Next, move to your style list that we created in part 2. What pieces do you need to add to your wardrobe so you can achieve your desired style? Remember to look for the pieces and styles you saw repeating in your inspiration.

Step 2: Prioritize Your Purchases

Go through your shopping list and prioritize which pieces will have the most impact in your wardrobe at the current time. Start with the basics, or the pieces you’ll wear most often. Then move on to the pieces you need to start or finish your inspiration looks. These are the pieces that tie everything together. The lowest on the list might be things like accessories or pieces similar to what’s already in your closet. If you’re on a budget, your priority items will be the first things to shop for, and then slowly work down your list as your budget allows.

Step 3: In-Store vs. Online

Shopping in the store will give you instant gratification. You will be able to add the purchases to your closet right away and will be able to see how they work with the rest of your wardrobe.

Shopping online has benefits as well! When you shop online, you can be in the comfort of your own home! Everyone has their own preference on which way to shop.

 

Don’t be afraid to try a trend or style that may be different from what you’re used to wearing. But remember, if it doesn’t fit great, look great, and feel great, it’s not part of your perfect wardrobe. Also, don’t get frustrated if shopping feels difficult or unsuccessful. Once you start, it will get easier, I promise!

XOXO, Chels

 

PS. Stay tuned for the next article of the series called “Putting It Together”.

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How to Build Your Wardrobe Part 2: Finding Your Personal Style!

How to Build Your Wardrobe Part 2: Finding your personal style! Style is a way to show people who you are without having to speak, so what do you want…

How to Build Your Wardrobe Part 2: Finding your personal style!

Style is a way to show people who you are without having to speak, so what do you want your style to say about you?

Now that you’ve cleaned out your closet, it’s time to fill it back up with fresh, new, fabulous things. This series isn’t just about getting new clothes; it is about having clothes in your closet that you love. This insures you will never have to go through the ‘I have nothing to wear’ monologue again. That’s why Part 2 is all about defining your personal style. When I say defining your style, I mean determining what clothing shapes and pieces work for your body and lifestyle, then going from there.

Step 1: Evaluate Your Wardrobe

Go through your ‘keep’ pile and pinpoint what works for you. Ideally, most of what’s left in your closet is things you enjoy wearing, things that fit comfortably, and items that look good on you. These will be the starters for your perfect closet.

Step 2: Assess Your Current Style

Go look at some photos of yourself! What outfits look good on you and what specific piece of the outfit was most flattering. If you do not have a lot of photos to look at, ask a close friend who will tell you the truth and get their honest opinion on what they think you look best in. Sometimes the opinion of a friend is all you need!

Step 3: Look for Inspiration

This is the most fun part of the process! This is the time to go through all of those “style” boards on Pinterest to good use! Go through magazines, check out websites, use any resource you can find. Even if the whole outfit isn’t for you, if there is a part of it that you like, save it!

Step 4: Start a Style List

Now it’s time to combine your current personal style with your inspiration images. Look at them both and determine any common elements. Do you find repeating aspects in these images & your current personal style?

By identifying what type of clothing or style you’re drawn to, it will be a lot easier to fill your closet with pieces you love! Stay tuned for the next part of the series called “Time to go shopping!”

XOXO, Chels

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How to Build your Wardrobe: Part 1!

Every girl dreams of having the perfect wardrobe, fully stocked with adorable clothes for every occasion. Am I right? Today I am going to give youi some tips on how…

Every girl dreams of having the perfect wardrobe, fully stocked with adorable clothes for every occasion. Am I right? Today I am going to give youi some tips on how to build the wardrobe of your dreams!

Step 1: Clean Up!

*Clean up your room. Going through your closet in an already messy room will just create a big, exasperating, overwhelming disaster. Clean up your room and make space to lay out your clothes.

*Clean up yourself. Do your hair and make up! When you try on clothes, anything you try on will look better if you’re looking good too!

Step 2: Get To Work!Chelsea crockett how to build a wardrobe

*Pick out a basic top & bottom, like jeans and a white tee, to try on with your pieces. If you’re trying on a top, wear the jeans and vice versa with the white tee.

* Go through one category at a time. I recommend you do all tops at once, all skirts, and so on. It’s easier to determine if you have duplicates or similar pieces. This also helps you from getting overwhelmed!

*Start with the clothes you don’t need to try on. These may be closet staples like black & white tanks/tees, uniforms, that sort of thing. Put them in the STAY pile. Things that are stained, ripped, damaged, move them to the GO pile.

Step 3: Go Through Your Piles!

*If you ended up with a lot of items in your stay pile, try and re-evaluate. Be realistic! You’re trying to build a wardrobe you love!

*Divide your GO pile into pieces that need to be thrown away, donated, and sold.

Don’t be overwhelmed with cleaning out your closet! Try doing just one or two categories of clothes in a day rather than everything in one sitting. Once you get the hang of cleaning things out, it will become easier to part with pieces. I know I sometimes have a hard time getting rid of clothing because I think “You never know, someday I might need this!” but when the going gets tough, just remember, you’re working towards building a wardrobe you love with clothes you’ll be excited to wear every day! You can do it, ladies!

XOXO,

Chels

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DIY Detox Bath

Laying in a warm bath after a long day is such a great way to unwind and relax.  With my busy life, a long bath is much needed every once…

Laying in a warm bath after a long day is such a great way to unwind and relax.  With my busy life, a long bath is much needed every once in a while.  I love taking time for myself and relaxing!  Whenever I have a good amount of time before bed, a detox bath is one of my favorite things to do.  Chelsea Crockett- detox bathDetox baths clean out your pores by eliminating toxins and soaking in minerals.  I will teach you how to create a soothing detox bath to get your body back in shape!

Make sure you set aside 40 minutes to perform a detox bath properly.  Start with filling up your bathtub with sizzling hot water.  You want to sweat!  Add two cups of Epsom salt to the water.  It’s really cheap, about $2.00 at your local grocery store!  Next, add about 1 ½ cups of baking soda to the water.  This mixture will clean out your pores.  The next two ingredients are optional.  Small amounts of ground ginger can be added to the bath to increase sweating, which causes toxins to be released.  Be careful though, ginger may turn your skin red for a little while!  Aromatherapy oils can also be added for a sweet scent, leaving you and your body relaxed and smelling wonderful.  Swish all the ingredients together and enjoy!  You will get really hot, but you’ll feel great after!

Drink lots of water and head to bed when you finish with your bath.  You’ll wake up feeling amazing, trust me!

Enjoy!

Chelsea

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Sharing Makeup 101

As a girl, makeup is a big deal.  I mean, what would we do without it?!  Getting together with friends is always a fun time…doing each other’s makeup and trying…

As a girl, makeup is a big deal.  I mean, what would we do without it?!  Getting together with friends is always a fun time…doing each other’s makeup and trying out your friends’ makeup is all part of the fun!  Unfortunately, we don’t think of the germs, bacteria, and viruses that we may be sharing.  Yuck!!  So, how bad is it to share makeup?  Let’s take a look:Chelsea Crockett- sharing Makeup

When it comes to powered foundations, blush, and liquid foundations, go ahead and share!!  The trick here is to use your own brush.  Just make sure your brush and face are clean and apply!  No harm done.

Lip and eye products are a big “no-no”.  Your mouth can transfer cold sores, colds, and other viruses.  The swipe of someone else’s lip gloss, lip balm, or lip stick can create a potential risk.  It’s not worth it!  Mascara, eye liner, and eye shadow brushes are other beauty products that should not be shared.  Surprisingly, bacteria and viruses like pink eye can be transferred by sharing these simple products.  Crazy, right?!  Next time you ask to use your friends’ makeup, think twice about what products you are borrowing.  Be careful and don’t spread the germs!

–Chelsea

Check out these makeup brushes for on-the-go beauty! http://tiny.cc/Makeup_Brushes

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Pumped Up Gym Style!

Who said you can’t look cute going to the gym?  Well, if you’re used to wearing running shorts and a t-shirt, it’s time to step up your gym style!  Don’t…

Who said you can’t look cute going to the gym?  Well, if you’re used to wearing running shorts and a t-shirt, it’s time to step up your gym style!  Don’t worry about putting on makeup and doing your hair, go all natural; but when it comes to your gym clothing, try changing it up with a few of my chic gym wardrobe tips!Chelsea Crockett- gym clothes

  • Don’t be afraid to wear prints.  Go all out!  Try a fun pair of printed leggings and pair them with your favorite bright colored tank.   You’ll be a style stand out!
  • If you’re wearing leggings or a type of shorts that go further up, like to your belly button, try a crop top.  It’s okay to show off your toned stomach!  Work it!
  • Layer it up!  For colder days, wear a pair of leggings under your shorts and a form fitting jacket with your tank.  Even try wearing a vest for brisk days!
  • Neon, neon, neon!  Be bright this year in the gym.  Throw away those dull colored gym clothes and swap them for some hot pinks, bright oranges, and lemon yellows.  The brighter the better.
  • Who said matching is lame?  If you have a pair of awesome Nike tennis shoes, don’t be ashamed of matching your outfit to your shoes.  You go for it girl!

Next time you hit up the gym, you’ll be a sweaty fashionista!

 

-Chelsea

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Foundation vs. BB Cream

This article may have caught your attention for many different reasons.  Maybe you’re curious about what BB Cream is?  Or maybe you want to know which product I prefer?  Well…

This article may have caught your attention for many different reasons.  Maybe you’re curious about what BB Cream is?  Or maybe you want to know which product I prefer?  Well first off, BB Cream is an all-in-one facial product used in place of moisturizer, foundation, primer, serum, and sunblock.  You can apply this as your regular foundation or as a tinted moisturizer, depending on the desired amount you want to apply. Chelsea Crockett - Garnier BB Cream

Recently, I’ve been trying out BB Cream and I LOVE it!  It blends perfectly with my skin and distributes evenly on my entire face.  It’s really light so I don’t have to worry about the feeling of it being caked on after I apply.  Of course, I’ll always love foundation and continue to use it; however, BB Cream is definitely going to be used more often!  My favorite BB Cream is by Garnier.  It not only makes your skin look flawless, but it also hydrates your skin with minerals and vitamins.  Don’t get me wrong, I love foundation, but BB Cream’s nice to switch it up every once and a while!

Xo – Chelsea

If you want to purchase Garnier’s BB Cream, click here!

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How to Reduce Bloating

Bloating is a common problem we all face and no matter what we do, it will never fully go away.  Along with over-eating and the struggle with periods, bloating unwantedly…

Bloating is a common problem we all face and no matter what we do, it will never fully go away.  Along with over-eating and the struggle with periods, bloating unwantedly shows up and produces cramps.  For those of you that do not know, bloating is any general abnormal swelling of the abdominal area.  Although it produces pains that may not completely disappear, there are a few tips to help and reduce bloating.

Tip #1: Water, water, water!  Drinking lots of water is the first step to reduce bloating.  Chelsea Crockett - No Soda SignAvoid beverages such as soda or sparkling drinks.  These contain a large amount of carbonation which causes your stomach to grow bigger.

Tip #2: Limit the amount of fiber you put in your body.  Fibrous foods are harder to digest than regular food; therefore, they stay in your gut for a longer amount of time causing you to bloat.

Chelsea Crockett - BananasTip #3: Eat lots of potassium!  Potassium-rich foods such as bananas, mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes, and fish are good for over-bloated tummies.  Although it’s not a main source of potassium, yogurt also helps with digestion.

Tip #4: Watch the amount of food you eat and how fast you eat it!  Of course eating a smaller plate of food will reduce bloating, but did you know the speed of eating does, too?  Eating your food at a slower pace helps your stomach digest things easier; thus, reducing bloating!

Hope this helps you “burst your bubble”Wink.

Love, Chelsea

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Accessorize Your Car!

Do any of you lovely ladies have a sweet ride? I just got my drivers permit and am so excited to get a car, just so I can accessorize it!…

Do any of you lovely ladies have a sweet ride? I just got my drivers permit and am so excited to get a car, just so I can accessorize it! That is half the fun of having a car! There are so many ways that you can “pimp out your ride”.

1. Seat covers! This one is kind of a “duh” but I thought it needed to be said! Seat covers not only protect the upholstery of your vehicle, but they also add some sass to it! One of my friends has zebra print seat covers with hot pink accents. You can see them from a mile away!

2. License plate frame! I have seen some pretty crazy license plate frames around town! There are bedazzled ones, ones that say things like “#1 MOM!” some that have animal print, the options are endless! Since I love Harry Potter, the one below is perfect for my future car!adaa918ad2977457c439b560baad1ddf

3. Rear view mirror ornaments! Now I’m not saying that a set of fuzzy dice is for everyone, but there are plenty of other options to try! One of my friends keeps it simple by hanging a cross necklace from her rear view mirror just to remind her of her faith and show people what she believes. Just make sure that whatever is hanging from your mirror doesn’t distract you too much!

 

No go trick out your rides!

XOXO, Chels

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Beauty Emergency Kit

Now if you’re like me, you have a really active lifestyle.  Sometimes it’s hard to do your full makeup and hair routine before starting your day.  Packing a beauty emergency…

Now if you’re like me, you have a really active lifestyle.  Sometimes it’s hard to do your full makeup and hair routine before starting your day.  Packing a beauty emergency kit in your purse is the perfect solution!  In a few simple steps and using a small amount of Chelsea Crockett- Beauty palettebeauty products, you can look as if you took the time to do your makeup.  Beauty essential #1 is makeup remover wipes.  No water needed!  This will take any dirt and makeup off your face from the night before and give you a clean palette.  Next, having a glam palette that easily holds your concealer and eye shadow is convenient to carry in your purse.  Sephora is a great place to purchase one of these palettes, click here to see all of your options!  Waterproof mascara and lipstick are the last things to pack in your emergency kit.  All together, they can be used as liquid eyeliner, lipstick, mascara, and blush.  Waterproof mascara holds your lashes natural curl a lot better than regular mascara and using an angled eyeliner brush, the mascara can double as liquid eyeliner by dipping the brush in the mascara and applying it to your lid.   Lipstick can also double as blush by using a few dabs on lipstick on your cheek bone and slowly rubbing it in.  Now you’ve got lipstick and blush all in one!  Now you’ll be ready for whatever the day has in store for you.  It’s easy to look beautiful on the goKiss.

Xoxo,

    Chels

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Cookie Dough for One!

Cookie dough is quite possibly the best midnight snack in the universe. Want to know how to make a mouthwatering midnight snack for one? Here is how to make your…

Cookie dough is quite possibly the best midnight snack in the universe. Want to know how to make a mouthwatering midnight snack for one? Here is how to make your very own serving of cookie dough!

1. ½ cup packed brown sugar

2. 2 TBSP softened butterweb-vegan-cookie-dough-standing-spoon

3. 1/8 tsp vanilla

4. 1 ½ TBSP milk

5. 1/3 cup flour

6. Pinch of salt

7. Any toppings you want, such as chocolate chips or M&Ms!

Instructions:

Combine the softened butter and brown sugar with a mixer on low for a little under a minute. Gently stir in the vanilla, milk, flour and salt with a spoon. Combine the mixture with the mixer on low for about 30 seconds. Pour in any of your toppings and mix them!

I like my cookie dough chilled, so you can put it in your fridge for a bit before you scarf it down! Enjoy!

XOXO, Chels

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DIY Lip Scrub

Who doesn’t love soft lips?  I know I do!  Soft, smooth lips make wearing lipstick look better and give your face an all-around better look.  I mean, cracked lips aren’t…

Who doesn’t love soft lips?  I know I do!  Soft, smooth lips make wearing lipstick look better and give your face an all-around better look.  I mean, cracked lips aren’t exactly attractive?!  Many lip balms and other lip products moisturize your lips for a short period of time, but do not remove the dead skin.  This dead skin is what gives your look that cracked appearance…gross.  I will show you how to make a once a week DIY lips scrub with 3 simple ingredients.  It’s SO simple!

Chelsea Crockett- DIY Lip Scrub LipsAll you need for the lip scrub is sugar, 1 tsp. of honey, and ½ tsp. of olive oil.  Mix the olive oil and honey together in a small bowl and then add as much sugar as you please.  Go for a good consistency.  You don’t want to cover up the honey and olive oil with too much sugar.  I like to use about 2 tbsp.  Once all the ingredients are mixed up, apply a small amount to your lips, and rub them together for about a minute.  Remove the mixture with a wet paper towel and there you have it! Soft, luscious lips!

Love,

Chels

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