Chelsea Crockett

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Beauty Hacks for Weekend Camping Trips

Girls either love camping or hate it.  I, for one, loving being outdoors especially if I’m hanging out with my friends and family!  Although it’s super fun, it can take…

Girls either love camping or hate it.  I, for one, loving being outdoors especially if I’m hanging out with my friends and family!  Although it’s super fun, it can take a toll on my hair and skin when I’m outside for all hours of the day.  Here are some ways to keep yourself clean and healthy!

  • Dry Shampoo.Chelsea Crockett - Dry Shampoo  I know that when my hair feels gross, I feel gross.  Having dry shampoo with you wherever you go is always a necessity!  It’ll make both the feel and appearance of you hair 10x better.
  • SPF Moisturizer.  As you know, you should always, always moisturize.  But having a moisturizer with SPF protects you from the sun and is good for your skin!  Might as well kill two birds with one stone, right?
  • Baby Wipes.  If you don’t have a way to shower where you’re at, pack some baby wipes to clean yourself off with.  It sounds weird, but it’s a good way to clean off if you don’t have access to a shower!
  • Wave Spray.  If you’re having that bad of a hair day, get your hair wet and spray it with wave spray.  You can still have fabulous waves even if you feel like you’re not having the greatest hair day!

Hopefully these hacks help you out next time you take a camping trip, especially if you’re not a huge fan of it ;)!

XO, Chelsea

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Repair Hacks to Make Your Shoes Look Good as New

When I love a certain pair of shoes, I hate seeing them get worn out day after day.  There’s always that one favorite pair that you have to say goodbye…

When I love a certain pair of shoes, I hate seeing them get worn out day after day.  There’s always that one favorite pair that you have to say goodbye to after so many wears!  Since I want to get the most out of my shoes and definitely get my money’s worth, here are a few shoe repair hacks that will make your shoes look good as new!

  • Use toothpaste and a toothbrush to restore whiteness to your tennis shoes.  Don’t underestimate what a little toothpaste can do!  Scrub any parts of your shoe that need some shining.Chelsea Crockett - Shoe Hack
  • Cover any scratches with nail polish.  Whatever the color of your shoe may be, apply some nail polish to camouflage any noticeable marks and scratches.  Let it fully dry before wearing them!
  • If you have a pair of suede shoes, use a nail file to get rid of any stains or scratches.  I had never heard of this hack before, but it really works!  Lightly rub the nail file against the suede to eliminate any annoying stains or scratches.
  • Believe it or not, you can get rid of scratches on leather with a little moisturizer.  If you ever wear leather, then you know it can get beat up pretty easily!  Adding a dab of moisturizer will loosen up the leather and make any scratches disappear.   

Try a hack or two out for yourself!  They really work!

XOXO – Chelsea

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Why You Should Always Change Your Clothes After the Gym

When I have time, I love to hit the gym and workout.  With that being said, I’d be lying if I said I never break a sweat when I exercise. …

When I have time, I love to hit the gym and workout.  With that being said, I’d be lying if I said I never break a sweat when I exercise.  You might not even be aware of what can happen to your body after going to the gym, but here are a few reasons why you should always change out of your clothes after a hard workout!

  • We all know how acne appears right?  When our pores get clogged, especially after a sweaty workout, acne starts to pop up around our body, not just face.  Leaving damp, dirty clothes on for long periods of time suffocates and clogs our pores!Chelsea Crockett - Exercise
  • Okay, this one might be the grossest.  Bacterial infections love to feed off of sweat.  When you leave on damp, sweaty clothing, you’re leaving little to no room for your skin to breathe.  This is the perfect opportunity for bacteria to grow! 
  • When it comes to feet, we all know they can get pretty smelly at times.  If you’re someone that works out every day and leaves your socks and shoes on for hours at a time, they have no room to air out!
  • A lot of the time when we workout, we wear tight clothing such as leggings, sports bras, tanks, etc.  Just like acne, inflamed hair follicles can appear from suffocating your pores.  If you’ve ever had one before, you know how uncomfortable and painful they can be!

Crazy, right?  Well, now you know!  Make sure you’re always keeping your body clean and fresh!

Chelsea

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How to Properly Clean Your Beauty Tools

We’re always told to keep our beauty brushes and other tools clean and free from bacteria.  That being said, we’re not always told the best way to do so.  And…

We’re always told to keep our beauty brushes and other tools clean and free from bacteria.  That being said, we’re not always told the best way to do so.  And if we pay $30 or more for a brush, we don’t want to ruin our high quality tools by washing them the wrong way!  Here’s a little guide on how to wash your beauty tools properly!

  • Beauty Blender/Beauty Sponge.  Any tool that has a spongey texture to it can be tough to clean, especially because they hold so much moisture.  Not only do you need to run it under water, but pick a cleansing solution to use as well.  Squeeze your beauty blender gently while rinsing it with water but also adding in the cleansing solution.  Chelsea Crockett - Cleaning BrushesThis will help clean out any bacteria or makeup deep into the sponge.  Make sure you are being gentle or else it could mess up your blender!
  • Eyelash Curler.  It may’ve never crossed your mind, but eyelash curlers actually have a large amount of buildup from mascara, eyeliner, etc.  If you’ve ever tried cleaning it before, then you know it’s not the easiest thing to do!  Either heat it up with a lighter or soak it in hot water.  If you start this way, the makeup will slide right off when you use a tissue, cotton, etc.
  • Foundation Brush.  For cleaning brushes, make sure you use a cheap cleanser or one that you don’t use anymore.  Any type of cleanser will make for the perfect soap to eliminate any buildup on your brush.  Apply the cleanser and rinse your brush under warm water.  Set it flat on a paper towel instead of setting it up to dry to make sure your brush stays it original quality!

Follow these tips to keep your beauty tools clean and free from makeup buildup!

XO – Chelsea

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Is There A Correct Time To Shower?!

Everyone is made differently and everybody’s bodies react to germs, the outdoors, and other factors differently as well.  The way your body reacts can give you an indication of when…

Everyone is made differently and everybody’s bodies react to germs, the outdoors, and other factors differently as well.  The way your body reacts can give you an indication of when the right time to shower is for you.  It’s all about feeling your best and cleanest at all times!

You should take morning showers if….

  • You’re okay with waking up early. A morning shower is a great way to help wake you up and get your day started!
  • You’re a night sweater.  If you tend to sweat in your sleep, it’s easy to wake up feeling gross.  A morning shower can take that gross feeling away real quick!
  • You’re in a fairly clean environment.  An argument to showering at night is that it’s healthy to get off all the germs before you go to bed.  If you have a day with low activity, showering in the morning is just fine!

You should take night showers if…

  • You like to feel clean before going to bed!
  • You’ve been outside all day or in an unclean environment.
  • It helps you relax.
  • You have dry skin.  This way, you can lather your clean body with heavy moisturizer and lotion before going to bed. 

Whether you shower in the morning or at night, always be sure to take your makeup off before you go to sleep!  This way, your pores don’t have a chance to absorb extra dirt!   

            -Chelsea 

 

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How to Clean Your Clarisonic

How many of you have a Clarisonic or a similar type of facial cleansing brush? I have one and I looove it. I love how clean my face feels after…

How many of you have a Clarisonic or a similar type of facial cleansing brush? I have one and I looove it. I love how clean my face feels after I use it! On the other hand, you know all of that dirty stuff that the brush scrubs off? It goes into the brush, so that means it needs to be cleaned out or else you are just rubbing dirt all around your face! Here is how to clean your brush to keep your face nice and healthy. 
You need: 
 
– Baby shampoopro
-a small container
– 1/4 cup of water
-1/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide
 
Use a dime size amount of baby shampoo to clean your brush and use circular motions to rub it against the palm of your hand. Rinse well with water. Next, pour 1/4 cup of water and 1/4 cup of peroxide into a glass. Stir it well abd place your brush head into the glass and let it soak there for about 15-30 minutes. Don’t leave it in the solution too long or it will ruin the bristles! 
I hope this cleaning method works for you ladies!
XOXO, Chels 
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DIY Makeup Brush Cleaner

Cleaning your makeup brushes is very important, especially since we use them every day!  You don’t have to clean them after every use, but giving them a good scrub down…

Cleaning your makeup brushes is very important, especially since we use them every day!  You don’t have to clean them after every use, but giving them a good scrub down once a month is ideal for healthy skin!  When it comes time for cleaning, it’s easy to whip up your own cleanser with a few ingredients that you can find in your kitchen!  Get the white vinegar and hot water ready!Chelsea Crockett- makeup brush cleanser

Start by boiling 1 cup of water and pouring the hot water into a cup or bowl.  While the water is still hot, add 2 teaspoons of white vinegar and stir immediately.  The vinegar may smell at first, but don’t worry, the smell will go away.  Dip your dirty brush into the cup or bowl and gently swirl the brush around the bottom.  Once most or all of the makeup has been removed from the brush, rinse the bristles under hot water and then cold water.  Lay the brush on a towel to air dry; do not try to dry the bristles.  Shape the brush with your fingers and they’ll be clean and ready to use in a few hours!

XOXO,

Chelsea

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Why All Girls Can Relate to Taylor Swift

Oh Taylor Swift, how us girls just adore you! I mean, how can you not relate to her?!  Some may call her crazy or boy-obsessed, but when you really dig…

Oh Taylor Swift, how us girls just adore you! I mean, how can you not relate to her?!  Some may call her crazy or boy-obsessed, but when you really dig down deep into her lyrics, there really is some genius stuff going on there.  Whether you’re going through a break-up, having a tough time with friends, or just need a song to dance to, Taylor Swift’s got you covered!  Check out a few of my favorites and why you can relate to them!Chelsea Crockett- Taylor Swift

  1. “Fifteen”: If you’re going into high school you must listen to this song! If you’re nervous, falling into love for the first time, or having trouble making friends, Taylor will assure you that you’re not alone.
  2. “Bad Blood”: Have you ever had a really bad break up? Get all your emotions out while blasting this song!
  3. “Never Grow Up”: Growing up can be tough…especially when you find yourself graduating high school or college soon. Remember to always let your family know how much you love them.
  4. “Back to December”: Apologizing to someone can be tough, especially when you’ve waited a long time and know you’re in the wrong. Just know that saying sorry is always the best policy.
  5. “Clean”: If you’ve ever been in a bad relationship or situation that you got out of be sure to give this song a listen.

Comment below what some of your favorite Taylor Swift songs are!

Love,

Chelsea

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Squeaky Clean Nails!

Do you ever take you nail polish off and your nails are totally stained that color? It happens to me when I wear red polish, that pesky stuff just doesn’t…

Do you ever take you nail polish off and your nails are totally stained that color? It happens to me when I wear red polish, that pesky stuff just doesn’t want to come off! There is a simple way to make your nails look squeaky clean, and it will also make them turn white! Stay tuned:

Ingredients:

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-Baking sod

-Hydrogen peroxide

Mix a small amount of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide together into a paste. Get an old toothbrush and scrub the paste into your toenails/fingernails.  After you have scrubbed the paste into your nails, let them soak in it. Soak them for 5-10 minutes. After you have soaked them, make sure to rinse all of the mixture off with some warm water! This remedy comes in handy for those of us who constantly paint our nails and whose nails are always stained from all of the color we put on them. It is helpful in the winter months when we paint our nails red for Christmas because red is the color that stains the most! Keep this tip in mind for summer also so you can have clean white toenails when you wear sandals!

 

XOXO, Chels

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Wash Your Face…The RIGHT Way

Hi Insiders,             So you wash your face twice a day right?  Your skin looks and feels clean, but you get the occasional acne.  Unfortunately, most teens are not washing…

Hi Insiders,

            So you wash your face twice a day right?  Your skin looks and feels clean, but you get the occasional acne.  Unfortunately, most teens are not washing their face the right way leaving behind tons of dirt and oil.  Follow a few of my simple tips to have your cleanest and brightest skin yet.Chelsea Crockett- makeup cloths

  • It’s easy to rush through a face wash, especially when you’re in a rush or just want to go to bed.  Although it may be hard, take your time!!  Spend a few minutes really rubbing in the cleaner to your skin.  You have a days’ worth of dirt and oil on your skin, so spend more than a few seconds!
  • While washing your face, use lukewarm water.  Too hot of water can cause dry skin.
  • Don’t overuse makeup wipes!  These wipes are meant for short time use, like quickly reapplying makeup or wiping off the sweat from the gym.  Be sure to follow up with water and soap.  Makeup wipes can’t remove everything by themselves.
  • Moisturize!  It’s so important to moisturize to avoid dry skin.  Moisturizing at night is the most important, since your skin has a lot of time to soak in all of the nutrients.
  • Be gentle!  A lot of people think the best way to clean your face is with a harsh scrub or pressure with a wash cloth.  These things can irritate the skin and cause redness.  Only use these methods a couple times a week.

Love your skin and treat it properly!

-Chelsea

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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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Organization Tips

Keeping my room clean is a HUGE struggle.  I’ve got clothes everywhere, magazines scattered all over my bed, and makeup upon makeup all over my vanity.  So how do I…

Keeping my room clean is a HUGE struggle.  I’ve got clothes everywhere, magazines scattered all over my bed, and makeup upon makeup all over my vanity.  So how do I fix this problem?  I’ve finally come up with multiple organization tips that have really helped me keep my room clean and will benefit you as well.  Let’s get started!

Clothes, clothes, and more clothes…how do you fit so many clothes in a small closet?!  I only hang up nicer clothes, like dresses, skirts, and nice shirts.  The rest, I fold and organize by type: pajamas, shorts, tees, tanks, etc.  This way, you can find what you’re looking for easily.  Just place in drawers and voilà!Chelsea Crockett- Organization Tips                If you’re a makeup guru like me, then you’ve got lots of brushes.  A cute way to store your brushes is to place them in a fish bowl.  Sounds weird, I know, but trust me!  Add fun colored sand, rocks, or seashells to the bottom of the fish bowl and then place the brushes upside down so they stand upright.  It’s a cute, stylish way to showcase your makeup brushes.  Just place them on your vanity and there you go!  Cubbies are probably the greatest organization tool around.  They come in all sorts of colors and hold just about anything.  I like to keep cubbies under my bed and place all of my magazines in them. That way, I can access my magazines quick and easy.  It looks good too!  You can find the perfect sized cubbies right here on Amazon:http://tiny.cc/Cubbies.  Last, jewelry racks can be purchased at Target and display your jewelry in a cute and classy way.  It makes everything easy to find and it’s sort of like a decoration for the room.  Apply these tips and your room will be nice and organized!

Ps- Don’t forget about your laundry. Wink

Xoxo,

Chelsea

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Fancy Facial Cleansing Blushes: A Must-Have or a Rip-Off?

If you’ve checked out any beauty or fashion magazine or website recently, then you’ve noticed all the buzz on these new fancy facial cleansing brushes.  Clarisonic and Clinique have come…

If you’ve checked out any beauty or fashion magazine or website recently, then you’ve noticed all the buzz on these new fancy facial cleansing brushes.  Clarisonic and Clinique have come out with purifying brushes to keep away acne and reveal glowing skin.  At around $100 per brush, some may be skeptical.  Let’s dig deeper to find out whether these brushes are worth having or a total rip-off.

Too often, fancy and expensive beauty products do not live up to their name.  Most of the time you can find a similar product for cheaper!  Unlike most, cleansing brushes have gained praise from dermatologists and customers alike!  These cleansing brushes are powered to move in a circular motion as you move it across your skin.  It is also equip with soft bristles so it doesn’t bother sensitive skin.  These brushes are proven to reduce acne, remove blackheads, and improve the overall look of your skin by increasing blood flow to the face.Chelsea Crockett- facial cleansing brush

Using a facial cleansing brush is easy!  Add a small amount of your normal face soap to the brush and gently move it across your skin in a circular motion.  Once you have finished using the brush, be sure to rinse and let it air dry so no mildew can form.  It’s also important to change your brush head every 3 months in order to ensure it is clean and bacteria free!

If you’re struggling with your skin, give one of these brushes a try.  I can ensure you won’t be disappointed!

-Chelsea

Clarisonic Cleansing Brush: http://tiny.cc/ClarisonicBrush

 

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Closet Organization Tips

            Hey darlings!  In my opinion, organization is the key to everything, especially when trying to keep your room clean.  We ALL struggle with this, but with a few tips…

            Hey darlings!  In my opinion, organization is the key to everything, especially when trying to keep your room clean.  We ALL struggle with this, but with a few tips it’s not as hard as you think to keep your room clean!

  1. Hanging Space.  If you have a large amount of clothes, try buying smaller hangers.  Avoiding big, bulky hangers will provide more space for your actual clothes.  Try dividing your clothes up into categories (sweaters, jackets/coats, shirts, etc…).  This will make it easier to find things and disappear that cluttered closet look.Chelsea Crockett - Organization
  2. Shoes and Purses.  Having a separate spot for your bags and shoes is a smart idea.  This will help you avoid throwing and shoving your things repeatedly in your closet.  We all know it starts to get overwhelming when your stuff piles in the floor of your closet.  Plus, it looks super messyFrown!  
  3. Fold Your Clothes.  If you fold certain clothes such as plain T-shirts or hoodies, make sure you avoid piling.  Throwing your clothes into boxes, cubbies, or shelves will result in lots of clutter.  Make sure you keep your things neat and folded!
  4.  Cubbies.  Almost anywhere you can find cubbies or boxes to place your clothing.  Hanging shelves or cubbies are a perfect spot to put shoes or your folded tees for perfect organization.

            As far as other accessories go, come up with a creative way to keep your things organized that works for you.  I hope these tips help you stay clean, organized, and clutter-free!

                                                            -Chels

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Be Fresh Faced This Fall/Winter!

Hi Girls!             This year, the hottest makeup trend for fall and winter seems to be no makeup at all!  Models and celebs have been spotted fresh faced all over. …

Hi Girls!

            This year, the hottest makeup trend for fall and winter seems to be no makeup at all!  Models and celebs have been spotted fresh faced all over.  Whether it’s on a magazine or a picture on Instagram, sporting a fresh face is the new bold makeup look.  All you need are 3 makeup items and you’re good to go!

            The number one thing all makeup artists say for a fresh face is “a pouty lip, bold brows, and clean skin”.  Begin your fresh faced makeup look by cleaning your skin of all dirt and preexisting makeup.  Once your face is feeling nice and clean, apply a dab of concealer under each eye to get rid of any dark circles.  For the next step, think BOLD.  Using an eyeliner pencil that matches your eyebrow color, lightly fill in your brows for a thick, dramatic look.  This will take away from the fact that you aren’t wearing any eye makeup.  Last, using a clear or nude lip gloss, create a pouty lip.  It’s as simple as that!! Chelsea Crockett- thick eyebrows

            Don’t ever be afraid to showcase your natural beauty.  Everyone is beautiful in their own way.  Embrace your natural beauty and love every feature! “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” –Psalm 139:14

You are all beautiful!

            Chelsea          

Check out one of my favorite brow kits for bold eyebrows!

http://tiny.cc/Sonia_Kashuk_Eyebrow

 

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