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DIY Makeup Remover Pads

Makeup removing wipes are uncomfortably expensive. I use one every evening to take off my makeup and make sure I get all of the impurities off of my face before…

Makeup removing wipes are uncomfortably expensive. I use one every evening to take off my makeup and make sure I get all of the impurities off of my face before I go to bed, which adds up really fast because usually only 25 come in a pack. I found a way to make my own makeup remover pads for just pennies and I am totally stoked! Here is how:

Ingredients:DIY-Makeup-Remover-Pads1

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 ½ tbsp. baby shampoo
  • 1/8 tsp oil of your choice (coconut oil, olive oil, baby oil, etc.)
  • Round cotton pads
  • Small jar with a lid

Mix the water, shampoo and oil together in a cup. Pour a little bit of this solution into the jar you will be storing the makeup pads in. Place the round cotton pads on top of the solution you just poured in and press down on them to make sure they are getting wet. Repeat this process until the jar is full of damp makeup pads. If you have any of the liquid left over save it for when you need to make more makeup remover pads! Like I said before, these pads are super cheap to make and will last you muuuuuch longer than the pricey ones you buy at the store.

 

Comment below if you are going to try and make this useful DIY!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

 

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DIY Powder Makeup

As you all know, I love makeup. Actually, love is an understatement! Sometimes my love for makeup can have a negative side because it can cause my skin to break…

As you all know, I love makeup. Actually, love is an understatement! Sometimes my love for makeup can have a negative side because it can cause my skin to break out. The harsh chemicals in some makeup products is not easy on my skin. I like to try and use natural makeup, but sometimes it is hard to find. Then, I found a recipe for homemade foundation powder makeup on lovesimply.me and I couldn’t wait to try it for myself! Here is how to make your very own foundation powder makeup.

Ingredients:foundationpowder21-682x1024

-Arrowroot starch (or you can use corn starch)

– Cocoa powder

– Ground cinnamon

– Ground nutmeg

– Ground ginger

– Bentonite clay

– Vitamin E

– Lavender essential oil

You have to tweak the recipe a bit to make it suit your skin tone, but this is how I made it to match mine:

  • 1/4 cup arrowroot flour/starch. (Add more to make a lighter powder)
  • 4 TB cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp EACHnutmeg and ginger (if you have more of an olive skin complexion you may need more)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp bentonite clay
  • 10 drops of vitamin e
  • 12 drops of lavender essential oil

Add your ingredients to a glass bowl (not metal), adding the arrowroot or corn starch first, and then whisk them all together. Test the color of the powder by placing a bit on your neck or face with your finger. If you have sensitive skin or just prefer using natural products, then this powder is perfect for you!

Let me know how it turns out for you!

XOXO, Chels

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Super Fast Sorbet

Are you in need of a quick cool down snack? Then try this super fast sorbet in a bag! The serving is just the right size for the Insider in…

Are you in need of a quick cool down snack? Then try this super fast sorbet in a bag! The serving is just the right size for the Insider in need of a quick sweet treat!

Ingredients:chelsea crockett

  • One gallon size Ziploc® brand Freezer Bag
  • One pint size Ziploc® brand Freezer Bag
  • 6 tablespoons rock salt
  • One tray of ice cubes
  • One half cup juice
  • Optional: cream, sugar
  1. First, make the ice bag. To do this, empty a full try of ice cubes into a 1 gallon Ziploc bag.
  2. Second, make the juice bag.  Pour half a cup of fruit juice into a 1 pint Ziploc freezer bag. To make the sorbet creamier, add one cup of cream and a tablespoon of sugar here. Squeeze all the air out of the bag and check that you securely seal the bag, and place it into the large bag of ice.
  3. Next, wrap the bag in a towel and shake it for five minutes. Remove the bag that once held the fruit juice, and check out your fresh bag of sorbet. Wipe the ice, salt and water off the outside of the sorbet bag so it doesn’t get in the sorbet. Scoop your sweet treat into a bowl and enjoy!

I am so excited to make my own personal sorbet. Are you?

XOXO, Chels

 

 

 

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DIY Eyebrow Waxing

Eyebrows can be tricky. Some girls are born with naturally gorgeous eyebrows that take no grooming or care. Others who aren’t so lucky have to constantly keep up with the…

Eyebrows can be tricky. Some girls are born with naturally gorgeous eyebrows that take no grooming or care. Others who aren’t so lucky have to constantly keep up with the shaping of their brows. Luckily, there is a homemade remedy to try right in your home!Chelsea Crockett - Eyebrow Waxing

Getting your eyebrows waxed at a hair or nail salon can often be expensive and risky. There’s a way to shape them at home just how you want them and without spending too much money. Take a trip to your local grocery store and buy honey, salt, and flour if you do not already have any at home. Then, take a small dish and mix your ingredients with water to make it runnier. When you wax your brows, you have to be extremely careful. Make sure you are very cautious as to where the wax is placed or may possibly drip. Then apply with a Q-tip or spoon. It is best to have your mom or friend do it for you while you are laying down to avoid the wax running into places you don’t want it. After that, place a small piece of a soft cloth onto the wax. Make sure you are very gentle when lightly pressing down! Then wait about 10 minutes and quickly rip off the cloth. Continue this method wherever you want the hair removed! The key is to take your time and be super careful.

Hopefully this helps next time you want to shape up your fierce eyebrows! Good luck!

-Chelsea

 

 

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Homemade Doughnuts

Doughnuts are so incredible. But you know what is totally un-incredible about them? Their ingredients! I found a recipe for baked- not fried- cinnamon and sugar doughnuts that is ah-mazing!…

Doughnuts are so incredible. But you know what is totally un-incredible about them? Their ingredients! I found a recipe for baked- not fried- cinnamon and sugar doughnuts that is ah-mazing! The best part? You don’t have to feel totally guilty after downing a few of them!

Ingredients

1 egg

¼ cup granulated sugar553123b

1 cup milk, heated to about 115 degrees

1 tablespoon active dry yeast

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2½ to 3½ cups unbleached flour, divided, plus more for kneading

1 stick butter cut into cubes

For the cinnamon-sugar coating:

1 stick butter, melted

1 cup sugar + 2 tablespoons cinnamon, mixed together

Instructions

1. In the bowl of your mixer, beat the egg and sugar on medium speed for about 1 minute. Add in the milk, yeast, salt, and vanilla. Turn the mixer to low, and then add in the 2 cups of flour. Attach the dough hook of your mixer and then on medium speed, add the butter one piece at a time until smooth. Reduce the speed to low, and then add the rest of the flour until the dough sticks to the hook and pulls away from the sides of the bowl. The dough should be soft and moist, but not sticky.

2. Lay the dough out on to a floured surface and knead until smooth. Place in a mixing bowl coated with cooking spray and cover with a damp towel. Let the dough rise until it has doubled in volume, or about 1 hour.

3. Punch down the dough and roll it out to about ½ inch thickness. With biscuit cutters, cut out 3″ circles with 1″ holes. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, place the doughnuts 1 inch apart. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit on top of the preheating oven until almost doubled in size, or about 25 minutes.

4. Bake until light golden in color, 5-8 minutes. Dip the hot doughnuts in the melted butter and then coat with the cinnamon and sugar mixture.

Serve your delicious doughnuts immediately, because they are best eaten the same day they are made!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

When the weather gets warm, my cravings for all things cold go through the roof. That is why it is a great idea to have healthy treats around to satisfy…

When the weather gets warm, my cravings for all things cold go through the roof. That is why it is a great idea to have healthy treats around to satisfy your cravings! Here is a super, super quick recipe for Strawberry frozen yogurt.

Ingredients:yogurt

4 cups frozen strawberries 3 Tablespoons agave nectar or honey 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Directions:

Add the frozen strawberries, agave nectar (or honey), yogurt and lemon juice into a blender or food processor. Blend for about 5 minutes or until creamy. See how quick and easy that was? You can keep your delicious concoction in the freezer for up to a month, so you will always have something to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Trust me, you will be loving this sweet, cool treat!

XOXO, Chels

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Brighten, Tone, & Soothe With Homemade Face Scrubs

Hi girls! Store-bought face masks and scrubs can sometimes be expensive and threatening to your skin.  You have to be careful with what you pick and choose to try on…

Hi girls!

Store-bought face masks and scrubs can sometimes be expensive and threatening to your skin.  You have to be careful with what you pick and choose to try on your face.  Luckily, there are several household ingredients you can mix together to create your perfect face scrub to give off a brighter, smoother feel!

Brightening and toning our faces is something we could all use every once and a while.  A simple recipe for this includes strawberries, almond oil, and sugar.  There are no exact measurements for each ingredient, so you can make as much as you want and however thick you want it!  I suggest using a small dish and filling it about halfway with sugar.  Then, add a little bit of almond oil.  Smash up about four or five strawberries and add them to your paste.  The end product should be a perfect brightening scrub!

Chelsea Crockett - Cucumber ScrubTo soothe sensitive skin, we can make an easy scrub using cucumbers, avocado oil, and brown sugar.  Once again, there are no set measurements, so you can make it to your desired thickness.  For a small amount that works for about one use, take a small dish and fill it, once again, halfway with brown sugar.  Smash up your cucumbers and mix that, and the avocado oil, in with your brown sugar.  And you’re done!  Wash your face and rinse with warm water!

Let me know how your beautiful, new skin turns out!

XO – Chels

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DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

Just a friendly reminder…MOTHER’S DAY IS COMING SOON! And if you are like me and have a super awesome momma, you want to get her something she will adore! The…

Just a friendly reminder…MOTHER’S DAY IS COMING SOON! And if you are like me and have a super awesome momma, you want to get her something she will adore! The great thing about moms is that they love almost anything that their children get for them! They especially love gifts made by their children! Here are 3 DIY Mother’s Day gifts that your madre is sure to love.

  1. Dry erase magnetic to-do list: moms always have a million and one things to do. My mom has lists all over the place, telling her what she needs to buy at the store, what time our sports practices are, what she needs to get done for the day, all that jazz! This magnetic dry erase list is perfect because she can erase everything she has gotten done so she just sees what she needs to do! All you need is a cheap picture frame, some cute paper, magnets, and a dry erase marker! Attach the magnets to the back of the frame with some glue, put the cute paper into the frame, and you are done! She can write all of her to-dos on the glass of the frame.
  2. Ombre wooden spoons: If your momma likes to cook, then she will love this idea! Go out and buy a set of woodenchelsea crockett wooden spoons spoons and paint the handles different shades of her favorite color.
  3. Colorful spray painted cans: Your momma can store pens, pencils, utensils, anything she wants in these chic cans! Put a bow around them and fill them with her favorite candy when you give them to her! She can even plant her favorite flowers in them!

Shoe your momma how much you love her with these sweet DIY gifts!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

 

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Homemade Ice Packs

How many of you take your lunch to school or work? A lot of times, bringing your lunch is a cheaper, healthier way to eat! When you bring your meals…

How many of you take your lunch to school or work? A lot of times, bringing your lunch is a cheaper, healthier way to eat! When you bring your meals with you, there is a very important accessory that you must think about. Your ice pack! Although they are incredibly important to keeping your lunch cold and to keeping it from spoiling, they can sometimes be pricy and can fall apart and leak all over your food! I found out how to make my own ice packs and love them! They are also perfect for icing injuries because they are flexible! I’ll teach you how to make them!

You will need:

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup rubbing alcoholrubbing alcohol
  • Food coloring for the blue tint (optional)
  • 2 Ziploc bags – quart or gallon-size

Mix the water and alcohol together in one of your Ziploc bags and add food coloring, if desired, until you get that perfect blue tint. Release as much air as possible and seal the bag. I would recommend double bagging just to make sure that you don’t have any leeks! Stick your new flexible homemade alcohol ice pack in the freezer for about 12 hours before using it for the first time. It will be icy and a little slushy, which make them perfect for using on any injury because they bend to fit your body part! Try these out and comment below to tell me how they work out for you!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Puppy Chow

     Some of you may have tried Chex’s “Muddy Buddies” snack, but have you ever tried making something similar at home?  “Puppy Chow” is just as good, if not better,…

     Some of you may have tried Chex’s “Muddy Buddies” snack, but have you ever tried making something similar at home?  “Puppy Chow” is just as good, if not better, and a perfect treat for birthday celebrations or pool parties.

     To start off, you’ll need this list of ingredients:

 Chelsea Crockett - Puppy Chow

  • 1 bag of milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 box of Chex rice cereal
  • ¾ of a bag of powdered sugar

 

 Now that you have got your ingredients, you’re ready to start the process.  Melt your bag of milk chocolate chips in the microwave for two minutes.  Make sure you put them in a microwavable bowl first.  Then in a large bowl, mix together the melted chocolate, 1 cup of peanut butter, and 1 stick of melted butter.  After they’re fully mixed together, pour this over the box of Chex rice cereal and stir until it coats the cereal.  To finish it off, sprinkle ¾‘s of a bag of powdered sugar until that coats it as well.  Once you’ve completed this, it’s time to chow on the “Puppy Chow”!

                                                                                  XO-Chelsea

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Homemade Face Mask for Oily Skin

        Do you ever look at a picture you took and notice how oily your face looks?  Do you have to reapply powered foundation every couple hours to keep…

      Chelsea Crockett- eggs  Do you ever look at a picture you took and notice how oily your face looks?  Do you have to reapply powered foundation every couple hours to keep the oil off your face?  Well, if you said yes, I have the perfect face mask for you!  It’s an egg mask, sounds gross, but hey, it gets the job done!  The ingredients to make this mask are very simple, just one organic egg and two small bowls.  Start off by washing the shell of your egg and separating the yolk and egg white into the different bowls.  The easiest way to do this is to slide the egg yolk back and forth, draining out the egg whites.  Now, with a clean fork, beat the egg whites.  Once you start to see bubbles, then you know it’s ready.  Clean your face of all makeup, and using a tablespoon of the egg whites, apply it all over your face using your fingers.  Let it dry, you won’t be able to smile, and rinse off.  Now, it’s time for the egg yolk.  It is actually a natural face moisturizer.  Break open the yolk and apply a small, yet generous, amount to your face.  Again, let it dry and rinse it off.  Finish with your favorite face moisturizer and voilà; you’ve got soft, silky, and non-oily skin.  It’s as easy as that!

Enjoy,

            Chelsea

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Homemade Ice Cream

Along with warm weather and hours of sunshine, summer brings along an endless amount of yummy, seasonal treats!  Although you can eat it year-round, ice cream tastes best when you’re by…

Along with warm weather and hours of sunshine, summer brings along an endless amount of yummy, seasonal treats!  Although you can eat it year-round, ice cream tastes best when you’re by the pool or at a carnival.  Summer is also a time to show your creative side and try new things.  So why not try whipping up your own batch of ice cream?Chelsea Crockett - Ice Cream

          Homemade ice cream is pretty simple to make.  Plus, it provides an activity for you and your friends to do at home!  To make this happen, you’ll need 1 cup of milk, a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 4-6 tablespoons of rock salt, 2 trays of ice cubes, a small amount of butter, and 5 teaspoons of flavored syrup.  If you prefer chocolate ice cream, then add one tablespoon of cocoa powder.  To start off, take a quart-sized plastic bag and pour in the sugar, flavoring, and milk.  Then you’ll need your rock salt and ice, preferably crushed.  Put these into a gallon-sized bag and place your quart-sized bag into this one.  For fifteen to twenty minutes, gently shake and message the bag.  After this, remove the ice cream and enjoy!

                                                                                        -Chelsea

 

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Homemade Mango Fruit Roll-Ups

How many of you ladies love yourself a juicy Fruit Rollup? A Savory Fruit by the Foot? Some tangy Gushers? Well if you can say yes to any of the…

How many of you ladies love yourself a juicy Fruit Rollup? A Savory Fruit by the Foot? Some tangy Gushers? Well if you can say yes to any of the above, then tune it! Today I am going to teach you how to make healthy, homemade mango fruit rollups! The best part? There is no sugar, so you can feel great about snacking away on these yellow goodies!

 You will start out with 4 cups of diced ripe mangos. That is about 3 mangos. Preheat your oven to 175 and line 2 rimmed cookie sheets with parchment paper. Puree the mango in a blender or food processer until it is smooth. 

mango fruit snacks

Divide the puree evenly between the two cookie sheets. Use a spatula to spread the puree as flat as possible until it is about 1/8th of an inch thick. Bake the mango for 3-4 hours. You will know the roll-ups are done when the puree is dry to the touch. If the bottom of the roll-ups is still wet after a while, flip them over and continue baking them until they are dried.

Remove them from the oven. Place a piece of wax paper on top of the roll-ups and peel the roll-ups off of the baking sheet. Cut the mango into long strips and then roll them up along with the wax paper in-between the rolls so that the mango does not stick together. Toss the rolls in a plastic baggy if you need an on-the-go snack or just munch on them at home! They are a great, fun, healthy snack when you want something sweet! 

 

XOXO, Chels

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Homemade Apple Sauce

When I was a kid, I used to love applesauce! I still do! The best kind of applesauce is the homemade kind, the kind where you know all of the…

When I was a kid, I used to love applesauce! I still do! The best kind of applesauce is the homemade kind, the kind where you know all of the ingredients are all natural and there are no preservatives. Here is a super yummy, super healthy recipe so you can make your very own applesauce!

chelsea crockett apple sauce

Ingredients:

  • 6 medium apples
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 tsp. – 1 tbsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract

1.Peel and core the apples. Chop the apples you have cored into chunky pieces.

2. Place the apples in your crockpot. In a separate bowl, combine water, cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla. Pour the mixture over the apples in your crockpot, making sure the apples are evenly coated.

3. Put the lid onto the crockpot and cook the apples on low for 4 hours or until they are soft. Once they are soft, remove them from the crockpot and mash them with a hand masher if you want your applesauce to be chunky. If you want it smooth, mix it with a mixer!

Applesauce is the perfect after school or after practice snack! Satisfy your sweet tooth with this yummy treat! When your friends try it, you can tell them you made it from scratch. They will be SO impressed!

XOXO, Chels

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