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3 Ways to Incorporate Scripture into Your Daily Life

Sometimes we forget the importance and awesomeness of scripture. It’s Jesus’s words onto paper, that allow us to walk like him, talk like him, and live like him. How cool…

Sometimes we forget the importance and awesomeness of scripture. It’s Jesus’s words onto paper, that allow us to walk like him, talk like him, and live like him. How cool is that?

I know for me, scripture memorization has always been a challenge. It’s something that I didn’t realize would make a difference in my spiritual life until I made it a point to give it a try. With so many ways to incorporate it into your daily life, why not give it a try? It has far more benefits than you think!

Incorporate it into your daily quiet times.

If you like to do daily quiet times where you spend uninterrupted time with God, then what better time to learn scripture than when you’re already spending time with him? After you finish journaling, reading your Bible, etc., devote 10 minutes to scripture memorization. I like to write a few verses on separate notecards to keep in my Bible that I can easily access. Then once I’m finished, I try to refer back to them throughout my day or before I go to sleep at night!

Put scripture around places that you’ll often see it.

I love writing scripture on sticky notes and sticking them to various places that I know I’ll see throughout my day. For example, you could write Psalm 139:14 (“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”) on a sticky note and stick it on your mirror. This is a beautiful reminder that we could all use first thing when we wake up in the morning, and you’ll remember it when you read it every day!

Another place to put a sticky note is on your steering wheel. Psalm 121:7-8 is the perfect verse for this. It says, “The Lord will keep you from all harm – he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.” Read over it every time you get in your car. It’s sort of like a mini prayer and you’ll memorize it in no time!

Download a scripture memorization app. 

These apps are one of the best ways to memorize scripture. If you’re like me, then you always have your phone on you. So, what better way to do so?!

There are several different apps that allow you to select the verse you’re wanting to memorize and will encourage you to learn it throughout the day. Some apps will send you reminders to read over them every few hours or so. Others will even make you type out the verse to make sure you know it before moving on to the next one! Pretty cool, right?

I encourage you to really devote time to scripture memorization. So many good things come from it, you just have to dive in and discover them yourself!

– Chelsea

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The Importance of Knowing Scripture

Scripture is the closest thing we have to discovering God’s true identity and experiencing the story of Jesus Christ. Sometimes we forget how truly amazing the Bible actually is. Memorizing…

Scripture is the closest thing we have to discovering God’s true identity and experiencing the story of Jesus Christ. Sometimes we forget how truly amazing the Bible actually is.

Memorizing scripture was always something I had to do instead of something I wanted to do. I never understood the point of it and viewed it as a chore instead of a privilege. Knowing and memorizing scripture can benefit us in so many different ways! I’m learning little by little the importance of having verses memorized in my head to refer to whenever I need them.

Joshua 1:8 says, “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.”

When we meditate on the Word, we learn more about who God is and how we can live a life holy and pleasing to Him. It’s good to know scripture that we can remember in time of temptation or in time of praise.

Another verse that talks about the benefits of knowing scripture is 2 Timothy 3:16. It says, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness.”

A lot of times throughout life, we have to be ready to defend our faith and explain why we believe in what we do. Knowing scripture by heart is the perfect way of doing so. We can express the love of God through his Word to people who may not know it!  

Colossians 3:16 says, “Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.”

When I read the first part of this verse, the word “dwell” sticks out to me. Dwell means “to live or continue in a given condition or state.” If we want the message of Christ to continue to live in us, we have to meditate on it and make it a part of our lives! Then we can speak God’s word into the lives of those who need to hear it.

For example, if someone doesn’t know much about God or the Bible, we can have all of these amazing, God-breathed verses right at the tip of our tongue. Our words have so much more weight behind them when we are able to back them up.

It just takes a start of 5-10 minutes a day to meditate on the scriptures you want to learn. Try even writing them on notecards or in the notes app on your phone! All you have to do is start somewhere and get in the routine of doing so. I promise you, it will pay off! 🙂

– Chelsea

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Water Beauty Benefits: Are They Real?

I don’t know about you, but I constantly hear about the benefits of drinking lots of water.  I was always skeptical if it had as many beauty benefits as all…

I don’t know about you, but I constantly hear about the benefits of drinking lots of water.  I was always skeptical if it had as many beauty benefits as all the supermodels and celebrities say it has.  After I did some research, I found out it really is all it’s cracked up to be!  Here are some water beauty benefits that truly are beneficial and some that are simply myths!

Chelsea Crockett - Water BenefitsYou always hear people with perfect skin say, “I started drinking a ton of water and my skin cleared up so quickly.”  Although water helps with the process of eliminating acne, it isn’t the only success factor.  When most people say this, they usually do things like cut out soda, eat healthier, etc.  So although drinking your daily amount of water helps, lifestyle changes are usually put into practice, as well.

That being said, it also has it’s skin benefits.  If you have dry skin, drinking more water will give your skin the moisture it needs.  Water is also known for flushing out toxics and bacteria in your body.  So, it will also help get rid of that nasty bacteria in your pores, too!  It not as much helps with the appearance of your skin, but with the health of it.  It’ll help pump up your skin and revitalize your pores!

So, now you know!  Everywhere you go, take a bottle of water with you. You’ll see the magic happen right before your eyes!

XOXO – Chelsea

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Face Mask Myths… True or False?

Face masks can hydrate your skin, dry out your skin, clear up your skin, etc.  But are they really all they’re cracked up to be?  Some people swear by face…

Face masks can hydrate your skin, dry out your skin, clear up your skin, etc.  But are they really all they’re cracked up to be?  Some people swear by face masks and use them almost daily.  Others say that most are overrated and can be a total waste of money.  Here are some true and false myths that will help you decide for yourself!

Myth #1: Face masks are harmful to your skin.Chelsea Crockett - Face Mask  TRUE and FALSE!  Too much of anything can be bad for your skin.  This rule applies to face masks.  Although they can be super beneficial, don’t use one multiple times a day!

Myth #2: Face masks have little to no actual skincare benefits.  FALSE!  Most masks actually do benefit your skin.  They can help hydrate it, eliminate oils and dirt, or simply boost its radiance.

Myth #3: You can make your own DIY masks that are just as beneficial.  TRUE!  There are tons of different mask recipes on Pinterest that you can make right at home that are great for your skin!

Myth #4: Using a face mask every day is a good thing.  TRUE and FALSE!  Depending on the type of mask it is, it can either dry out your skin or moisturize it.  For example, if you’re using a clay mask every day, it could really start to dry out and damage your skin!

Are you an avid user of face masks?  If so, share with me below which ones you believe really do make a difference!

XO – Chelsea

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Is Makeup with Skincare Benefits Worth Buying?

Recently in the world of makeup, more and more brands have come out with products that not only serve the purpose of making your eyes pop or covering up acne…

Recently in the world of makeup, more and more brands have come out with products that not only serve the purpose of making your eyes pop or covering up acne but actually eliminating breakouts and helping your pores! A lot of avid makeup-wearers are skeptical of the idea of makeup with skincare benefits, but I’m here to help clear up some of the confusion!

Some brands live up to their promises more than others. A lot of brands use skincare benefits to promote Chelsea Crockett - Skincare Makeuptheir products, when in reality they simply work just the same as regular products. With that being said, there are also brands that stay true to their promises! Sometimes the only way to find out is to try it out for yourself. Some products will work differently for other users. If you don’t want to spend money on trying it, read reviews about the product. I never used to do this, but it’s actually extremely helpful!

Although some makeup products actually do help with skincare, these in no way can replace your other skincare products such as face wash, moisturizer, medicine, etc. This makeup should just aid in the process of helping your skin, not take on the full job. A lot of products contain SPF, which is an amazing ingredient that can benefit your skin tremendously. Simply even using a small boost of SPF can prevent rays from damaging your skin.

Have you tried out makeup with skincare benefits? If so, give me your take on it below!

-Chelsea

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Turn Your Coffee Into A Health Food!

I’m sure you’ve been seeing this famous meme everywhere, “But first, coffee”.  Celebs and Instagramers alike have been captioning pics and sporting tees with the clever quote; and I don’t…

I’m sure you’ve been seeing this famous meme everywhere, “But first, coffee”.  Celebs and Instagramers alike have been captioning pics and sporting tees with the clever quote; and I don’t blame them, I love my coffee!  It’s so easy to hop in my car and grab a white chocolate mocha from Starbuck’s, but the crash I feel afterwards isn’t worth it.  The amount of sugar in one of those coffees completely overrides every health benefit coffee has.  Between boosting metabolism and lowering your chance at heart disease, it’s only right that we play off these benefits.  Check out how to enjoy your favorite drink by turning it into a health food!Chelsea Crockett- cinnamon and cocoa

  • Avoid sugar at all costs! If you can’t imagine your coffee without a hint of sweetness, try a dash of stevia.
  • Instead of heavy creamers for flavor, try adding cinnamon or cocoa to your coffee!
  • Do not use “fat-free” or “low-fat” creams. These are usually packed full of high fructose corn syrup to make up for lost taste. If you really need creamer, stick to the real stuff. 
  • Add a dash of skim milk for calcium.
  • Drink it black! This is the healthiest way to enjoy your coffee.

Hope you enjoy, Insiders!

            Chelsea

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Benefits of the Beach

Who doesn’t love a trip to the beach?!  It’s the perfect place to unwind, get a tan, and have some fun!  Many don’t know this, but going to the beach…

Who doesn’t love a trip to the beach?!  It’s the perfect place to unwind, get a tan, and have some fun!  Many don’t know this, but going to the beach has a handful of health and beauty benefits.  Check out how a trip to the beach can make your body happy and make you feel even more beautiful!

Taking a few days vacation from your busy schedule is extremely important. Sometimes, we try to accomplish too much and let ourselves get overly stressed.  This can lead to lack of sleep, weight gain, and mood changes.  Our brain and bodies need time to relax!  Sunlight is even proven to decrease depression!  As to our physical appearance, the beach is our best friend.  The sun is a natural source of vitamin D, which leads to healthy skin.  The salt in the ocean can also help clear up acne. (HINT: go all natural at the beach. NO makeup!)  You can even accomplish the perfect beach-wave hair!  If you haven’t gotten a pedicure in awhile or have seriously dry feet, heading to the beach can cure the problem!  Sand naturally exfoliates dead sin off your feet, leaving them smooth and soft!

I think it’s time we all pack up and head to the beach.  Who’s with me?!

Love,

Chelsea

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Importance Of Vitamin E Oil!

Everyone knows that vitamins are good for your body, but did you know that they are good for your skin too? Research says that vitamin E is awesome for your…

Everyone knows that vitamins are good for your body, but did you know that they are good for your skin too? Research says that vitamin E is awesome for your complexion! I’ll explain.

 

1. It treats acne scars:

Vitamin E oil can help those pesky acne scars fade away! If you gently massage the oil into your scars in a circular motion, the oil will penetrate deep into your skin and repair the tissue at the source! It can also be used to help remove stretch marks

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2. Anti-aging:

Because vitamin E oil is packed with powerful antioxidants, if it is regularly applied to your skin it can help smoothen out fine lines and wrinkles, as well as prevent the chance of wrinkles forming in the future! By adding this oil to your skin routine every day, you can prevent future wrinkles? Count me in!

3. Makeup remover and deep cleanser:

Add this oil to a cotton ball and rub it all over your face. This will cleanse your skin of all the dirt and grime that has accumulated on your skin, as well as remove your makeup!

 

I don’t know about you, but I’M adding vitamin E oil to my beauty regimen!

XOXO, Chels

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Honey Benefits for Your Skin

For those of you that don’t know, honey is a cheap and excellent start for a recipe for healthy skin.  You may think of it as only an ingredient, but now…

For those of you that don’t know, honey is a cheap and excellent start for a recipe for healthy skin.  You may think of it as only an ingredient, but now you can put it to other uses!

Besides its great taste, honey has a wide variety of vitamins and minerals that soothes and hydrates your skin.  Along with moisturizing, honey also helps remove acne and other skin blemishesChelsea Crockett - Honey.  Putting it into action can be done easily at home.  Homemade recipes such as honey masks, lotions, and even hair products are easy to make and results are easy to get.  If you plan on whipping up your own creation, make sure you use raw, natural honey.  This will promote new tissue growth and help exfoliate your skin.  After washing off your honey, a small amount of it still remains in your pores, attracting moisture from the air and leaving your skin hydrated and fresh.  One neat thing about honey is you don’t need to mix it with anything!  Using a teaspoon of raw, natural honey and spreading it on your face will do the job.  Leave it on for as little as 10 minutes or as much as an hour.  After that, just rinse it off with warm water.  It should come off real easily and allow you to have beautiful, glowing skin.

Many natural substances can benefit your body and can be found in items you never would’ve guessed!  Honey is the new “buzz” for flawless and fresh skin!

XOXO – Chelsea

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The Benefits of Good Makeup

Walking through a makeup store and seeing foundation for $30.00 isn’t appealing to most people.  I mean, why buy that foundation when you can buy a different foundation for $8.00…

Walking through a makeup store and seeing foundation for $30.00 isn’t appealing to most people.  I mean, why buy that foundation when you can buy a different foundation for $8.00 somewhere else?  The truth is that the price of the makeup doesn’t mean anything; it’s the formula you should be looking at.  Inexpensive makeup doesn’t always mean you’re getting a lesser quality of makeup, you’re just getting more bang for your buck!

When shopping for makeup, the more expensive something is doesn’t always mean it’s better; although you usually get what you paid for.  Most high-end makeup stores offer products that are safe for all skin types and are not made with foreign chemicals; but this doesn’t mean you can’t find these types of makeup at other department stores.  Brands like L’Oreal, Neutrogena, and NYX offer good quality makeup for a fair price.  Next time you buy makeup, check out the ingredients, not the price.  If it is free of irritants (alcohol, menthol, oils), then you are most likely getting a good product.  Never settle for makeup just because it is cheap!Chelsea Crockett- nyx makeup

Spending less doesn’t hurt your skin and spending more doesn’t always help it.  What matters is that you are using good makeup.  The benefits of good makeup will soon pay off for your skin.

-Chelsea

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Soothe Your Sunburn ASAP!

Being tan is something I always set on my summer goal list. But being tan requires hours and hours out in the hot sun! We know that 90% of the…

Being tan is something I always set on my summer goal list. But being tan requires hours and hours out in the hot sun! We know that 90% of the time that leads to an unwelcomed sunburn covering us head to toe, yikes! I’ve seen many articles and websites telling readers how to prevent sunburns, but we know the reality is they can’t always be avoided! Here are a few suggestions on how you can soothe your annoying burn!Chelsea Crockett - Aloe Vera

  • I’ll start off with stating the obvious, Aloe Vera! Aloe is perfect for alleviating sunburn pain. You can find it in lotions, gels, etc. almost anywhere.  My favorite is Banana Boat’s Aloe After Sun gel.  Click here to check it out!
  • What is something that is free and can be found right in your home? Drinking a lot of water is advice I give for almost anything :)! The sun quickly dehydrates your body and skin, leading to burns. Drinking a few glasses of water helps heal and replenish the damaged skin.
  • Green tea should always be available for use at your house! Even if you don’t drink tea, it has so many other health benefits. Brew up some green tea and let it cool. Then, soak a cloth in it and apply to your burned areas!
  • Ever thought about using potatoes for benefits besides eating? Not only potatoes, but cucumbers too, work like magic when dealing with sunburns. By applying a slice or two, it should reduce the swelling and help cool the burn.

Good luck this summer :)! XOXO – Chels

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The Benefits of Tea

 Tea is one of the most beneficial drinks there is.  Not only is it tasty and refreshing, but it can do wonders for your body.  Tea comes in so many…

 Tea is one of the most beneficial drinks there is.  Not only is it tasty and refreshing, but it can do wonders for your body.  Tea comes in so many amazing flavors and each type of tea has a special benefit.  If you’re not much of a tea drinker, try a flavored tea to make it sweeter; but try not to add sugar!  Check out all of these amazing health benefits and drink up!burn

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  • Tea is full of antioxidants that can reduce cancer risks and other diseases.
  • It can improve exercise endurance.  The antioxidants found in tea can help burn fat and aid to muscle improvement, thus improving your overall workout.
  • Try a green tea mask.  Your skin will feel hydrated and more vibrant.  It will make your skin glow!
  • Puffy eyes?  No problem!  Soak 2 tea bags in warm water and place them over your closed eyes for 20 minutes.  This will reduce the look of tired eyes.
  • If you have a minor sun burn, place ice cold wet tea bags over the affected area.  This will reduce the burn without the sting. 
  • Rinse your hair with a quart of warm, unsweetened tea (freshly brewed or instant) after shampooing for instant hair shine.

Experiment with different teas and find your favorite.  There are so many amazing benefits from such a simple drink.  Love your body! 

XOXO,     

    Chelsea

 

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The Battle of The Oils: Argan Vs. Moroccan

            Hello lovelies!             As you can tell, I love learning about and trying new makeup and skin products.  Not only do I like experimenting with new cosmetics, but hair…

            Hello lovelies!

            As you can tell, I love learning about and trying new makeup and skin products.  Not only do I like experimenting with new cosmetics, but hair products, too!  Argan oil and Moroccan oil are both products that are designed to make your hair softer, healthier, and shinier.  So, what’s the difference?  Which one is better?  If you’re looking for an answer, read below!

            Argan oil is a gold oil extracted from the Argan tree.  It’s all natural and provides many health benefits.  This type of oil not only helps treat split-ends but other unwanted blemishes such as acne and dry skin.  It contains many fatty acids and high levels of Vitamin E which work to clear up spilt ends.  If you’re interested, click here! Chelsea Crockett - Moroccan Oil

            Moroccan oil only barely differs from Argan oil.  The only difference is that Moroccan oil is made with added substances and ingredients such as Aloe.  Because it’s a less pure form of Argan oil, this may play a factor in which you would rather buy.  Although it’s not as pure, Moroccan oil still has many of the great benefits of Argan oil.  You can buy it here:http://tiny.cc/Moroccan_Oil.

            So… which one do I prefer?  You can’t go wrong with either of them, but if I had to choose I would pick Argan oil.  Which one do you prefer?  Tell me below!

                                                            XOXO – Chelsea

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