Chelsea Crockett

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Falling Victim to Nyctophilia

Nyctophilia (n): An attraction to darkness or night; finding relaxation or comfort in the darkness. Do you ever experience Nyctophilia? Maybe it sounds something like this: You know what you’re…

Nyctophilia (n): An attraction to darkness or night; finding relaxation or comfort in the darkness.

Do you ever experience Nyctophilia? Maybe it sounds something like this: You know what you’re doing isn’t right, but it’s comfortable. So instead of changing your actions of lifestyle, you remain in this “darkness” that the world offers, instead of looking up to God for change or direction.

We’ve all done it from time to time. We stay with the things that are familiar and comfortable because we’re too scared to take the next step.

This is when we fall victim to Nyctophilia. Instead of taking a step forward, we remain where we’re at due to fear and the “what ifs.” This keeps us doing the things we’re comfortable with, the things that cause us to turn away or ignore God.

1 John 2:15 says, “Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them.”

God understands the appeal of the world and the easiness of it. It’s easy to do what everyone else is doing and to desire those things, as well. But our actions are the reflection of what we stand for and what we believe in. So, like the verse says, when we show love for the world more than we show love for our heavenly Father, God’s light cannot shine through within us.

Titus 2:11-12 says, “For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “no” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age.”

 The grace of God extends with no limit. It covers our past sins, our present sins, and even the sins we haven’t committed yet. When we seek the darkness of the world and everything it has to offer, God gives us his perfect gift of grace. But just because God is merciful to us doesn’t mean we should use this as an excuse, continuing to seek the ways of the world and proceed happily in our bad habits.

It’s okay to desire comfort and ease, but the moment it keeps you from making a positive change or taking a step in the right direction, it becomes a problem. God wants us to be comfortable and relaxed, but in his way. His way is much more satisfying. It’s eternal, joyful, merciful, and so much more.

I urge you to step out of your Nyctophilia at least once this week. It doesn’t have to be anything big, but pick something you can work on in your life for the better. Maybe for you it’s gossiping, jealousy, anger, your desires, etc. Whatever it may be, try using that time spent on those actions, thoughts, or emotions, and spend it on your spiritual life.

Instead of being jealous or angry toward someone, simply start talking to God. Ask him for help and guidance on how you can change your darkness into light! 🙂

– Chelsea

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HiSmile Teeth Whitening Kit

Let’s face it, we all want perfect teeth.  I’ve looked everywhere from whitening strips to DIY baking soda recipes to get the job done but it’s either too expensive or…

Let’s face it, we all want perfect teeth.  I’ve looked everywhere from whitening strips to DIY baking soda recipes to get the job done but it’s either too expensive or ineffective to keep up with!  But luckily there’s hope!  I recently came across a tool called HiSmile that transfers your smile into what you’ve always wanted it to be!  Here’s what you need to know:

Although HiSmile offers a wide variety of teeth whitening products,Chelsea Crockett - HiSmile Teeth Whitening Kit I wanted to focus in on one in particular that I’ve seen being promoted all over social media by celebrities such as Kylie Jenner.  This product has 5 key ingredients that aid in whitening your teeth to the full extent.  The 2 key whitening ingredients are sodium bicarbonate and sodium hydrochlorite.  There’s also 3 light activating ingredients in it as well: pomegranate, aloe Vera, and chamomile!

Now that you know what the product is, here’s what it does!  The HiSmile Teeth Whitening Kit can make the appearance of your teeth up to 8 shades whiter!  One use only takes 10 minutes and the shape of the tool makes whitening convenient, allowing you to whiten and do whatever you need to do at the same time.  It whitens your upper and lower teeth at the same time simply by biting down on the mold provided.  So, you don’t have to go through the hassle of getting it custom molded to fit your teeth!  Although the entire kit is $59.99, it’s totally worth and you really will notice a huge difference in your smile!

So, now you decide… Are you going to give it a try?  Let me know how it works for you!

XO – Chels

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How to Pull Off a Bold Lip

In the winter, you hardly see anyone wearing hot pink or coral lipstick.  With cold weather comes darker colors.  Paring dark lipstick with the correct blush and eye shadow can…

In the winter, you hardly see anyone wearing hot pink or coral lipstick.  With cold weather comes darker colors.  Paring dark lipstick with the correct blush and eye shadow can be tricky and has to be done correctly.  If you’ve never tried a bold lip, here’s your makeup guide to creating the perfect look.Chelsea Crockett- bold lip

Less is more!  If you’re putting a dark color on one part of your face, then it’s important to keep it simple everywhere else.  Try a light blush, nude or shimmery eye, skinny black eyeliner on the top lid, and mascara.  Stay away from dark blush and heavy eyeliner!  When prepping for your dark lip, always use a lip scrub before.  If your lips are chapped or flakey, the dark colors will really show it.  If you like to line your lips, choose a lipstick that is one shade lighter than the lip liner itself.  This way, your lips won’t look too overdone.

Last, pick out the perfect outfit and you’re ready for a night out!

Love,

Chelsea

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DIY Bedroom Projects

Bored of your bedroom, but don’t have enough money or time to re-do the whole thing?  Try a DIY makeover!  There are so many fun and simple projects you can…

Bored of your bedroom, but don’t have enough money or time to re-do the whole thing?  Try a DIY makeover!  There are so many fun and simple projects you can do alone, with your friends, or with your family to makeover your room.  With a few little tweaks, it can look like you have a brand new room.  Let’s get at it!Chelsea Crockett- bulletin board

One of my favorite things to have in my room is lots and lots of pictures!  So what do you do when you have hundreds of pictures and nowhere to put them?  Create a wall sized bulletin board!  You’ll need some help with this one.  Start with a large piece of thin, light wood, you can find this at any home improvements store.  Next, purchase multiple square blocks of thin bulletin board and cover each one with a different type of material that matches your bedroom.  Place each square on the light wood and hot glue them down.  Make them nice and sturdy!  Last, add a fun border, another item you can purchase for cheap at a home improvements store.  Hang it up on your wall and add as many pictures as you’d like with tacks.  All done!

An easier way to change up your room is to add light!  Lighting makes all the difference in a room.  Go to a resell-it-shop or garage sell and find old lamps.  Spray paint the base of each lamp and add a new shade.  It’s so simple.  Not only will your room be brighter, but it will be filled with colorful accessory lighting.

Have fun,

Chelsea

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Summer Makeup: Keeping it Light

Summer is all about the laid back lifestyle: not a care in the world, beach wave hair, and minimal makeup.  Once your skin gets tanner, it’s easier to leave out…

Summer is all about the laid back lifestyle: not a care in the world, beach wave hair, and minimal makeup.  Once your skin gets tanner, it’s easier to leave out your foundation!  Try this minimal makeup look with 3 simple products: blush, mascara, and lip gloss.Chelsea Crockett- lip gloss mascara blush

Have you ever wanted that California lifestyle makeup look?  Well, I’ve got it for you!  In Cali, it’s all about letting your natural beauty shine through.  Since your skin will already be tan, there is no need for bronzer!  Try dusting a light pink blush on your cheek bones to give your face a little color!  Next, apply black mascara to your lashes to make your eyes pop!  In this case, eye shadow and eyeliner are not needed.  It would over power the look.  Last, pick out your favorite shade of lip gloss and apply it to your lips.

If you’re all about makeup, I challenge you to try this look.  Although it’ll be different, show everyone how naturally beautiful you are!  Remember, everyone is beautiful!

I love you all!

-Chelsea

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Spice Up your Light bulbs!

Sometimes I get in a super crafty mood! I found this really cute idea that involves a Sharpie and a light bulb! Stick around to find out about this sweet…

Sometimes I get in a super crafty mood! I found this really cute idea that involves a Sharpie and a light bulb! Stick around to find out about this sweet DIY!

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So the cool thing about this craft is that when you are finished, the design that you draw onto the light bulb will be projected onto the wall when you light it up! You can look up cool designs or just think of some on your own. You can even use different colored Sharpies if you want the bulb to look funky when it is not lit! In the picture featured, you can see an example of a cool design you can try. Once you are finished with your bulb, screw it into your favorite lamp, take the lamp shade off, turn out your lights, and enjoy the pattern that the bulb projects all around your room!

Try it out and comment below if you love it!

XOXO, Chels

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Make Your Room Brighter for Summer!

Ah!  Summer is almost here!  I can just picture myself laying by the pool with a cool drink in my hand and getting my tan on!  I love to change…

Ah!  Summer is almost here!  I can just picture myself laying by the pool with a cool drink in my hand and getting my tan on!  I love to change up my bedroom to make it brighter and cozier in the summer.  Try a few of these simple tips to get a quick summer bedroom!

Summer is all about the sunshine, so it’s time to ditch those dark curtains!  Try hanging up sheer or light colored curtains in order to let the natural light in.  Leaving your curtains open will help you feel more awake and actually make your room look larger!  Try placing fresh flowers in your room or burning a candle with a summer scent like coconut!  Bright flowers will put you in a happy mood, while a good smelling candle will get your senses going!  If you have dark colored bedding, try throwing on a few bright colored pillows to lighten your bed!  Seeing bright colors Chelsea Crockett- bright bedroomeverywhere will really put you in the summer mood!

All of these changes are quick and easy and can be done in a day!  Get summer ready by doing a slight bedroom makeover!  By the time fall comes around, you’ll never want to change your room back!

Love,

Chelsea

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Your Perfect Jeans!

Do you hate going jean shopping?  The sizes are crazy, some are too short or too long, they fit in the waist, but are too tight in the thighs, the…

Do you hate going jean shopping?  The sizes are crazy, some are too short or too long, they fit in the waist, but are too tight in the thighs, the color is weird, etc.  There are so many crazy reasons why jean shopping can stink!  I’m sure many of you can relate when I say that some styles of jeans look awkward on me.  Well, I’m going to help you find your perfect jean for your body type!Chelsea Crockett- jeans

Curvy body type: Try a solid colored jean.  When the jean is faded, it can create the illusion of a thicker leg.  No one wants that!  Also, try rolling your jeans at the hem.  This will add width at the hem, which balance out the hips.  Slim skinny jeans will also flaunt your figure!

Long legs:  If you’ve got long legs, then you’ll want to show them off!  Try buying jeans that are tight in the thighs and wide at the leg.  This will make your legs look even longer and really show them off!

If you’re short: Tight skinny jeans can actually make you look shorter.  Try a pair of loose jeans that don’t hug your body.  They’ll create a good illusion.

Hopefully this little guide helps you on your next jean shopping adventure!!

Chelsea

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Scarves: Not OnlyFor The Winter!

 When you think of a scarf, you probably think of cold weather, don’t you?  A large coat, wool hat, and boots are usually what a scarf is paired with.  Surprisingly,…

 When you think of a scarf, you probably think of cold weather, don’t you?  A large coat, wool hat, and boots are usually what a scarf is paired with.  Surprisingly, a scarf CAN be worn in the summer.  Summer scarves are super cute and come in a variety of colors and prints.  These light weight scarves can be purchased almost anywhere; Forever21 carries a handful of cheap, summer scarves.Chelsea Crockett- Summer Scarves

            Summer scarves can be perfectly paired with a sun dress or a pair of high waisted shorts with a tank.  Adding a scarf to your look will give it an extra edge and pop of color!  Wrap the scarf around your neck multiple times, wrap it around once, or fold it in a square and then wrap it for a triangle look in the front.  The material used for these summer scarves are very light, so don’t worry, you won’t be sweating!  Go out and buy a sweet, summer scarf to pair with your cool summer looks.  You’ll guarantee to step up your summer style game.

Xoxo,

     Chels

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