Chelsea Crockett

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Lana Del Rey Style

Hey Insiders, My next few blogs are going to be about the celebrities that I get my inspiration from. My posts are going to focus on their style and her…

Hey Insiders,

My next few blogs are going to be about the celebrities that I get my inspiration from. My posts are going to focus on their style and her makeup techniques. Today I am going to write about Lana Del Rey!

Lana’s style is kind of all over the place. In some situations she can be chic and classy, but in others she can be crazy hipster. She has dark auburn hair, which she usually wears curled in big, 1970’s looking waves. She can pull off almost anything. I have seen her wear a cropped t-shirt and high waisted cut-off jean shorts with red converse and still look amazing! I am going to take it that the t-shirt and converse look is her “laid back” look. She really gives off a strong retro vibe. Most of her outfits have a “blast from the past” kind of feel. She looks like she walked right out of the 70’s!

For Lana’s makeup, her trademark is the winged eyeliner. She can really pull it off! The winged liner goes along with her retro vibe. She is often photographed wearing dark lipsticks, such as dark burgundy or scarlet. She can totally pull it off! She has super plump lips, so this look can work for her. In a lot of her photos she gives off a sort of pouty look, which can be traced back to her bodacious lips. She also has very thick eyelashes, which just add to her glamorous essence.

Lana is such a beautiful woman. Her style goes right along with her personality. She takes the retro style to a whole new level. Go look her up, I bet you will agree with me!

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DIY pore strips

Hey Insiders, Black heads are the worst, aren’t they? They are annoying and so hard to get rid of, and pore strips can be pricey. In this post I am…

Hey Insiders,

Black heads are the worst, aren’t they? They are annoying and so hard to get rid of, and pore strips can be pricey. In this post I am going to give you a recipe to make your own pore strips for merely pennies!

What you will need: 1 Tablespoon Unflavored Gelatin, 1 1/2- 2 Tablespoons Milk. That’s it! I’m not even kidding. It is that simple.

Step 1: Mix all of the ingredients together until you have a pretty smooth texture. Add more milk if you do not like the texture.  I recommend warming your mixture up so that when you apply it your pores will open up.

Step 2: Apply the mixture to your problem areas. You can apply it to your whole face if you feel the need. I tend to focus on my nose and chin, but everyone is different. Be sure to apply the mixture quickly, because it will start to firm up and be harder to apply. Just a little warning, the mixture smells a bit funny in the beginning because of the milk, but after a little while you get used to it.

Step 3: Wait. You have to wait until the mixture hardens of your face and makes it nearly impossible to smile or make any facial gesture. It is actually pretty funny to watch someone who has this mask on try and talk or do anything that requires facial movement.

Step 4: Start peelin’! This is the most fun and gross part of the whole experience. Start wherever you want and just pull the mask off. As you pull It off you will start to see little black dots in the strips you remove. Yes, that is dirt coming out of your pores! Just think of all the dirt residing in your pores right now. Kinda makes you want to whip up a batch of this mask, doesn’t it?

After you have peeled off the entire mask, go wash your new baby-soft face. I always feel so refreshed after using this mask, and I know you will too!

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5 Best Kept Beauty Secrets

Hey Insiders, Today I am going to fill you in on some of the best kept secrets in the world of beauty. You might be surprised at what you find!…

Hey Insiders,

Today I am going to fill you in on some of the best kept secrets in the world of beauty. You might be surprised at what you find!

1. Do you have dry brittle hair? Here’s a great trick.  Use mayo as a hair mask! It may smell kind of disgusting while you are applying it, but it gives you’re a hair a quick picker upper. The oils and fats in mayo give your hair moisture and a shiny sheen. There is also egg in mayo, which works to strengthen your luscious locks.

2. Don’t pick at a chipped nail. If you cant stand having cracks in your nail polish and cannot get to a salon, check this tip out. Grab something small and sharp (items like toothpicks, or the tip of a pin works) and swipe a tiny bit of nail glue into the crack, let it dry, and then paint over it with a base coat and polish.

3. Get shiny hair in seconds. Douse your hair in ice water. The cold of the water seals your cuticles. This makes your hair look smoother, silkier, and shinier. The one warning I will give you is not to dip your scalp in the water if you are prone to brain freezes. If you can handle cold water, working it into your scalp is actually very beneficial to hair growth. The cold stimulates your hair follicles and promotes hair growth.

4. Use Pam help solidify your manicure. By spraying Pam cooking spray on your freshly painted nails, it is preventing them from smudging or getting divots. Oil helps them dry faster!

 5. Got super oily hair and need a quick fix? Snatch up a packet of plain dry oatmeal. It absorbs oil just as well as powder and dry shampoo, and it’s easy to brush out. It is also super cheap and you can find it around your house!

Are you surprised at what you have found? I know I was.

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Kylie Jenner Look For Less.

Hello everyone! Have you ever dreamed of dressing like a celebrity?  I know I have!  Unfortunately, the average person cannot afford to own the beautiful clothes worn by celebrities.  I’m…

Hello everyone! Have you ever dreamed of dressing like a celebrity?  I know I have!  Unfortunately, the average person cannot afford to own the beautiful clothes worn by celebrities.  I’m going to show you how to get two of Kylie Jenner’s looks for less.  Kylie, 15, and her sister Kendall, 17, are known for being fashion icons to teens all around the world.  I will show you how to get Kylie’s street and red carpet style for a price that anyone can afford!  Below is a picture of Kylie at the opening of Scott Disick’s restaurant in NYC.  She is wearing a Chloé silk blouse for $350, a Lanvin cropped blazer for $1,191, a Theory Tria Vamp pleated skirt for $133, and Christian Louboutin black pumps for $795.  That’s a grand total of $2,469!  That’s crazy!  Now, I will show you where you can get this look for much cheaper.   
    Forever21 is one of my all-time favorite places to shop. The clothes are reasonably priced, but look expensive.  The yellow tie-collar blouse was very hard to find, but I found the blouse in other colors.  My favorite was a light pink sheer blouse that was the exact same style as the one worn by Kylie.  It was only $13.80!  Forever21 carries other tie-collar blouses in other colors if you’d prefer that.  I also found the skirt for $19.80 and the blazer for $32.80 at Forever21.  A great place for heels is Charlotte Russe.  I found a black pump for $35.50.  They usually run BOGO sales, so you can get more bang for your buck.  Altogether, this look will only cost you $101.90!  Now you can walk down the red carpet looking as if you were wearing $2,000 worth of clothes.  Links for each item of clothing is listed below.  

Black pumps: http://www.charlotterusse.com/product/Shoes/Heels/Peep-Toe-Heels/entity/pc/2115/c/2848/sc/2852/199486.uts?sortByColumnName=SortByArrival

Skirt: http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=bottom_mini-skirts&ProductID=2021840801&VariantID=

Blazer:http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=outerwear_blazers&ProductID=2025102531&VariantID=

Tie-collar blouse: http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?Br=F21&Category=top&ProductID=2030187752&VariantID=
    

Kylie is known for her extremely casual street style.  She usually pairs a grungy tee with a pair of high waisted shorts.  To get Kylie’s style, all you need is a pair of high waisted shorts, an over-sized tank, and a great pair of combat boots.  Urban Outfitters carries a wide range of high waisted shorts starting at $44.  Brandy Melville is a California based brand that is one of Kylie’s favorite brands.  Surprisingly graphic tanks start at just $14.  These tanks or tees can easily be paired with high waisted shorts either tucked in or out.  One of my favorite brands, and a great place to find combat boots, is Steve Madden.  I love the black Troopa lace-up boots for $99.  They’re a great boot that can be paired with almost anything!  Getting Kylie’s street style isn’t as hard as it seems.  Now you can look like a celeb for any outing at any time of the day. Thanks so much guys and keep checking out my videos Links for clothing are below.  

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Why do we have to pray instead of just asking God?

Prayer does not have to be very formal and serious.  Prayer can be natural, like having a talk with a friend.  Whenever we have a need, we can just talk…

Prayer does not have to be very formal and serious.  Prayer can be natural, like having a talk with a friend.  Whenever we have a need, we can just talk to God.  We can tell him what we are excited about, tell him what worries us, or ask him for help.  So when we pray, we are just asking God.  We are talking to our best friend.

We can pray about anything, anytime, anywhere, because God loves us.

Key Verse: Psalm 34:4

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When was money invented?

Money was invented many thousands of years ago.  We know that early Egyptian civilizations traded precious minerals, for example.  In Old Testament times, people traded gold and silver by its…

Money was invented many thousands of years ago.  We know that early Egyptian civilizations traded precious minerals, for example.  In Old Testament times, people traded gold and silver by its weight, rather than using coins.  By New Testament times, people throughout the Roman Empire used coins to buy and sell.

Key Verses: Genesis 13:1-2

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Why isn’t there just one kind of Bible?

There are many kinds of Bibles because there are many kinds of people.  But they all contain the same message.  Different Bibles meet different needs.  Some Bibles are very small…

There are many kinds of Bibles because there are many kinds of people.  But they all contain the same message.  Different Bibles meet different needs.  Some Bibles are very small so you can carry them with you.  Others are big so you can see the words better.  Some Bibles use everyday words to make the Bible easy to read  and the lessons easy to learn.  Some Bibles have notes, maps, and charts to help people understand the parts that are different from today.  The purpose of all these different Bibles is to help people understand what God is saying so they can obey him.

Key Verse: 1 Timothy 4:13

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Why did God make mosquitoes?

When we’re being attacked by mosquitoes, it’s easy to wonder why God made pests and other animals that can harm us.  When God created the world, it was perfect.  Only…

When we’re being attacked by mosquitoes, it’s easy to wonder why God made pests and other animals that can harm us.  When God created the world, it was perfect.  Only after sin entered the picture did animals and human beings become enemies, causing humans to protect and defend themselves.  So now mosquitoes try to feed off of us.  They, in turn, become food for birds and bats.  In the future, in the new heaven and new earth, animals won’t hurt people or each other.

Key verses: Isaiah 11:6-9

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When we’re bad, can we still pray?

A person can pray at any time and in any need.  When people do bad things or make mistakes, they need God more than at any other time.  When we…

A person can pray at any time and in any need.  When people do bad things or make mistakes, they need God more than at any other time.  When we do something wrong, we need to talk with God about it.  We need to admit that what we did was wrong, say that we’re sorry, and ask him to forgive us.  That is the first thing we should pary when we do something bad.  Then God can help us learn so that we can do better next time.  God knows we are not perfect, and he wants to help us by giving us wisdom and helping us change.

If we ait until we are good enough to pray, we will never pray.

Key Verse: Luke 18:13-14

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Be Proactive, It’ll Get You Somewhere!

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, written by Sean Covey, gives teens the 7 most effective ways to succeed in life.  I know, from being a teenager myself, that…

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, written by Sean Covey, gives teens the 7 most effective ways to succeed in life.  I know, from being a teenager myself, that being productive most of the time is very hard to do.  Hanging out with friends, going to watch basketball games, shopping, and just having a social life in general all get in the way of becoming the best person you can be.  By adopting these seven habits, you will be on your way to being very effective!   

Habit #1 is being proactive.  What does being proactive mean??  Proactive people make life choices based on value.  You can’t control everything that happens to you, but you can control the way it affects you.  Will you let it ruin your day or will you move on and laugh it off?  You can’t sweat the small stuff!  The opposite of being proactive is being reactive.  Reactive people say the first thing that comes to mind and let things get to them.  In the long run, being reactive won’t get you anywhere.  It will just eat you up inside.  The way you respond to things let people know whether you are reactive or proactive.  Do you say “Ok I’ll try?”  Or do you say “Ok I’ll do it!” “I can’t do that” or “There’s got to be a way to do that!”  A proactive person takes a positive spin on everything.

Being proactive will get you places in life.  It helps you get the job done and gives others a great outlook on the type of person you are.  Do you want to hang out with someone who is negative or positive all the time?  Now, I know life isn’t perfect and that bad things happen to good people, but how will you let it affect you?

Prom month, during my junior year of high school, was extremely stressful.  Being a chair in charge of decorating was a task within itself.  I was paired up with a friend who I knew would help me do a great job with decorating coronation.  The night before prom rolled around and it was time to start decorating the center stage of prom night….the stage where the king and queen would be crowned!  I looked all around for my partner and she had been pulled by a teacher to do some other things.  So, I started decorating on my own.  My partner helped when she could.  The work became overwhelming and I called in for backup….my parents.  A few hours later we got the job done and it looked fantastic!  I couldn’t believe we had pulled it off.  It made me feel so good about our hard work and effort.  Being proactive, persistent, and staying positive were the right things to do.  Next time you’re in a tough situation will you be reactive or proactive? The choice is yours……    

 

                                                                     -Elizabeth Jones, 18

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Why do we have to put money in the bank when we have our own piggy banks?

A bank lets you do a lot more with your money than just store it.  If someone has money in the bank, he or she can write checks, get small…

pioggybank_postA bank lets you do a lot more with your money than just store it.  If someone has money in the bank, he or she can write checks, get small amounts of money out as it is needed, and pay bills from the money in the bank.

A bank has other benefits too.  It pays you a little bit for keeping your money, it keeps the money safe, and it can hold as much as you’ll ever get.  It’s fun to put money in a piggy bank. But sooner or later you’ll want to have a bank account.

Key verse:  Ezra 8:29

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When was the Bible made?

God wrote the Bible over many, many years, a long time ago– long before computers, cars, and even before books.  The people who wrote down God’s words used scrolls of…

christian_cross_fish_150God wrote the Bible over many, many years, a long time ago– long before computers, cars, and even before books.  The people who wrote down God’s words used scrolls of paper made from papyrus leaves and animal skin.  They wrote it over a period of 1,500 years, from the time of Moses to the apostle John.  Even though the Bible was written hundreds of years before we were born, it is still up-to-date.  When we read the stories and understand what God is saying, we learn how we should live today.

Key Verses:  Hebrews 1:1-2

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Being a “Noticing Parent” in the midst of Struggling Teens

One of the things that I’ve noticed as a mom with teens is the amount of  pressure that teens are under.  Society tells them that  they have to dress the…

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One of the things that I’ve noticed as a mom with teens is the amount of  pressure that teens are under.  Society tells them that  they have to dress the best, have the best grades, or be a part of a particular group of kids or organization.  As a mom and teacher, I realize that we have the power to encourage the unrealistic ideas or foster healthy, realistic ones.   What can we do to empower kids to be all that they are called to be?

One of my personal goals, as a parent, is to maintain a life of honesty.   Many adults stay away from telling kids about their past.  They think that kids will possibly make the same poor choices they did.  But telling them the truth is not enough.  They need to know that you have grown or learned from the experiences.  Remember, just because you shared a particular mistake with them, as well as what you learned doesn’t necessarily mean that they won’t go through the same problem.  Ultimately, their decision-making is their own. 

How can we empower kids and teens to live a life of honesty and good-decision making?  Modeling honesty is important for them to see.  If kids live with dishonest parents, then dishonesty will show up in a kid’s life at some point and on some level.  Also, give kids a foundation for their spiritual development.  Kids need to know that there is a higher purpose for their lives and that there is life after death.  It gives them a peace and a hope for their future. 

Communicating with your child or teen on a regular basis helps them feel that they are not alone.  Kids and teens are under a lot of strain these days.  Be their support and someone they can talk to.  That way, when they do have problems, you will be the one they come to.  You may wonder what you will talk about.  Start with your own experiences.  Their may be some surprising common ground that will begin the process of open and honest communication.  

 If you are a parent who is struggling with the past and present, don’t lose hope.  It is never too late to change your course of life.  While forgiving people that hurt us seems next to impossible during periods of your life, hang in there.  Let yourself process the events and begin finding ways to heal.   Being reactive is a natural response to things that surprise us or catch us off guard.  Being angry and bitter can be an initial response and a coping mechanism for many.  However, anger and bitterness can begin to turn into a poison in your life, if you let it. Take the bitterness and anger and turn it into a passion for change.  Surely, we can celebrate the good that sometimes comes from the bad things that happen.

  I am praying for you today, if you are a parent who is struggling with your past and your present. I have been in that place, myself.  It is when we embrace both, that we can see our future in a new light.  Believe me, if I can kick habits, gain new perspective, and develop a plan for thinking differently, ANYONE CAN.

 

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How do we know that what the Bible says is True?

The Bible is true because it is God’s Word, and God always speaks the truth.  When you read the Bible, you will see that it says it is the Word of God.

christian_cross_fishThe Bible is true because it is God’s Word, and God always speaks the truth.  When you read the Bible, you will see that it says it is the Word of God.  The Bible also says that every word in it is true.  But if that doesn’t convince you, read the Bible and see for yourself that everything makes sense.  When you read it, you will think, This sounds right!  This is true.  The Bible has also proven to be true over the many hundreds of years since it was written.  For example, many events predicted in the Bible have happened, just as it said they would.

Key verse: 2 Timothy 3:16

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Secrets to Getting Bold, Beautiful Eyebrows

Hey Insiders! Would you like to know how to get beautiful, bold eyebrows? Here’s a few secrets to help you out. To start off, make sure your eyebrows are well-shaped. You can get them waxed at a local salon, pluck them yourself, or even purchase stencil packets such as the one from a beauty supply …

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Would you like to know how to get beautiful, bold eyebrows? Here’s a few secrets to help you out. To start off, make sure your eyebrows are well-shaped. You can get them waxed at a local salon, pluck them yourself, or even purchase stencil packets such as the one from a beauty supply for only a few dollars.After you have your beautifully shaped eyebrows, brush through them with an eyebrow comb.

Next comes the fun part! As shown in one of my videos, “Big and Bold Eyebrows Tutorial!” You can purchase an eyebrow kit off of www.whiteninglightning.com


First, I will show you how to create these eyebrows with the kit, then without in case you cannot get one. Once you’ve purchased this, you’re ready to go! You want to have a sort of slanted, stiff brush for applying the next step. If you purchased the eyebrow kit mentioned above, first prime your eyebrows with the gel on the right end of the palette, which will set the powder in place. Next, using the dark brown color off the left end of the palette, load up your brush! Brush into your arch then fill up any holes or patches. Pretty simple, right?

Without the kit, you can still get those beautiful, bold brows. The best way to do this is to color up a few shades darker than your natural eyebrow color. Using an eyebrow pencil will work, but using eye shadow will give you a more blended, natural look.

Love,

Chels

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Disneyland Adventures

Hey insiders! I got to Disneyland on Thursday with my whole family. It’s my little brothers birthday this weekend, so my dad thought it would be a nice treat for the family. I even met up with some awesome YouTubers KrazyRayRay, Traci Hines, and CharismaStar and so many more. I had a great time on the rides and …

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Hey Insiders!

I got to Disneyland on Thursday with my whole family. It’s my little brothers birthday this weekend, so my dad thought it would be a nice treat for the family. I even met up with some awesome YouTubers KrazyRayRay, Traci Hines, and CharismaStar and so many more.

I had a great time on the rides and walking around the park, but I think what I loved most of all watching my brother and sister being so happy. It was impossible to see everything, I can’t wait to go back again one day!

 

Love,
Chels

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