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Modest but Hottest Trends of the Summer

In our society, modesty is something that’s considered “weird” or “non-fashionable.”  So many girls think it’s overrated and a forgotten way of the past.  But there are actually so many…

In our society, modesty is something that’s considered “weird” or “non-fashionable.”  So many girls think it’s overrated and a forgotten way of the past.  But there are actually so many fashionable looks and outfits that you can rock all summer long!  After all, modest is hottest, right? 🙂      

  • One-piece swimsuits.  If you haven’t already seen the hundreds of girls rocking one pieces on the beach or at the pool, then I’m here to tell you that they’ve made a major comeback!  Almost every brand that offers swimsuits now sells stylish one pieces that are fashionable and trendy yet comfortable and modest!
  • Midi-skirts.  I know for me, it’s hard to find a skirt that fits me just right yet isn’t super short.  Midi-skirts are the perfect exception!  Chelsea Crockett - Collared ShirtYou can dress them up or dress them down with heels, wedges, accessories, etc.  If you find the right shirt, you can create the perfect trendy look!   
  • Long Overalls.  Like I’ve mentioned in plenty other articles, overalls are back!  You can buy them in the classic jean material or find them in different colors anywhere from black to light pink.  They give off a retro look that’s both modest and super trendy! 
  • Collared Shirts.  Now I’m not saying you have to rock a buttoned-up polo, but loose fitting collared shirts are so in and so cute!  Pair them with jeans and wedges to create the perfect beachy look.  Take the outfit on the right for example!   

Which modest trend is your favorite?  I love all of them!  Let me know which one you rock the most below!

XOXO – Chelsea

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3 Best Wave Sprays for Wavy Hair

People with wavy hair all understand the same struggle… either your hair is too curly or too flat, and there’s barely ever an in-between!  Most wavy-haired girls use spray products…

People with wavy hair all understand the same struggle… either your hair is too curly or too flat, and there’s barely ever an in-between!  Most wavy-haired girls use spray products to give their waves a little extra lift.  I’ve read up on a few of the best products for making your waves extra wavy that are guaranteed to stay in all day!

  • Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray. Chelsea Crockett - Wavy Hair This is one of the most popular sea salt sprays when it comes to creating the perfect beach waves.  You can spray it on clean, damp, or dry hair for texturized, tousled waves.  I prefer using it after a day at the pool or beach, especially if you need the perfect on-the-go hairstyle!  
  • Moroccan Sea Salt Spray.  We’ve all heard of either Moroccan or Argan oil and know that both can make our hair soft and shiny.  This product is part of the Moroccan Surf Collection and leaves your hair feeling light and soft yet looking shiny and beautiful at the same time!   
  • Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray.  Although the other two sprays mentioned above can be found at a local drugstore, you’ll have to go to Sephora to give this one a try!  This is one of my favorite sprays because it works for all hair types, not just those already blessed with wavy hair.  It’s perfect for a day at the beach because it guards against the sun’s drying effect on your hair.  It’s truly the best of both worlds!

Which product do you use to keep your waves in?  Let me know below!

XO – Chels

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3 Popular Swimsuit Styles of Summer ‘17

This summer has already been filled with new trends, styles, and fashion statements.  The cool thing about fashion is that there will always be new trends coming into play along…

This summer has already been filled with new trends, styles, and fashion statements.  The cool thing about fashion is that there will always be new trends coming into play along with old trends circling back around!  There are many popular swimsuit styles of the summer but here are three that are the most stylish!

  • Peplum Swimsuits. Chelsea Crockett - Peplum Swimsuits Remember when peplum tops were the hottest trend of the year?  They’re making a comeback but in swimsuits instead!  They’re the cutest tops to pair with some patterned high-waisted bottoms.  Look at the picture on the right for example.  You can mix and match swimsuits for the perfect look!
  • Wrap Swimsuits.  Wrap swimsuits can come in many different styles and colors.  If you’ve never seen these, most have strings or straps that wrap around your stomach or just below your chest.  They might not be the best if you want to avoid tan lines, but they’re super cute and stylish!
  • Off-the-Shoulder Swimsuits.  It seems like all the best shirt styles are making their way into the swimsuit world!  You can find off-the-shoulder swimsuits in both one and two pieces.  If you prefer a two piece, mix and match different colors and patterns to find the perfect look!

Which style is your favorite?  Comment and let me know below! 🙂

XOXO – Chelsea

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How to Prepare Your Legs for Summer Weather

When you think about your summer wardrobe, I’m sure it consists of lots of shorts, dresses, skirts, and swimsuits!  And what do all of these things have in common?  Your…

When you think about your summer wardrobe, I’m sure it consists of lots of shorts, dresses, skirts, and swimsuits!  And what do all of these things have in common?  Your legs will show!  I always like to make sure my legs are in tip-top shape during the warm months, especially swimsuit season.  Here is a step-by-step guide to prepare your legs for the summer!

Step #1: Exfoliate.  Chelsea Crockett - ExfoliaterThis is the first step because it gets rid of any dead or damaged skin which prepares the perfect base for hydrating and shaving.  It evens out the skin and leaves behind what’s healthy and new instead of what’s dead and old.  And an even better tip?  Use an exfoliator with sea salt!    

Step #2: Hydrate.  Since exfoliating consists of scrubbing and roughing up your skin, you’ll need to follow it with a little hydration!  Look for lotions that have nourishing and replenishing properties, not just those that smell good.  This should thoroughly moisturize any dry skin cells and prepare them for a smooth, even shave!   

Step #3: Shave.  This step is pretty self-explanatory.  We all know that shaving makes our legs feel and look super smooth, which is perfect for shorts weather!

Step #4: Hydrate again/tan up.  Shaving, just like exfoliating, can sometimes dry out your skin.  I suggest hydrating again!  Then after you lotion-up, try a self-tanner that will leave your legs with a bronze glow!

I hope this guide helps you out this summer!

XO – Chelsea

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The Importance of SPF Makeup

Especially during the summer, we’re all used to hearing “make sure you wear sunscreen!” or “don’t forget to reapply!”  But half the time we just rub it off our shoulder…

Especially during the summer, we’re all used to hearing “make sure you wear sunscreen!” or “don’t forget to reapply!”  But half the time we just rub it off our shoulder or pay little attention to it!  But what about makeup that has SPF included in it?  Does that actually get the job done when it comes to protecting our skin?  Keep reading to find out!

Most sun damage comes from everyday sun exposure, not just those few days you spend at the pool.  Think about the times you take your dog for a walk, go outside for a run, or even step outside to get the mail.  Your skin is exposed to the sun’s rays whether you realize it or not and you need to be well prepared! You can go about this in either one of two ways.  You can find a foundation with a built-in SPF that works perfectly for you!  You might be thinking that it would be hard to find a product that works just as well as your regular foundation and protects your skin at the same time, but almost all of your favorite brands have products that offer the best of both worlds!Chelsea Crockett - SPF Makeup

As for the other way you can go about skin protection, simply get a moisturizer that has a built-in SPF.  This will both hydrate your skin and protect it when you’re in the sun.  This is a good option for those of you that don’t normally wear foundation or other face makeup regularly.  By doing this you’re still getting the SPF protection you need without using harmful sunscreen chemicals on your skin. 

After getting a little more knowledge about SPF makeup, are you going to try it out?  Let me know what you think in the comments below!

XOXO – Chelsea

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Popular Makeup Trends to Look Out for in Summer 2017

With summer in full swing, we can all expect a new wave of trends coming in!  Whether those be shoe trends, shirt trends, makeup trends, etc., you’ll have to get…

With summer in full swing, we can all expect a new wave of trends coming in!  Whether those be shoe trends, shirt trends, makeup trends, etc., you’ll have to get up-to-date with what trends will be “in” this season.  Here are a few makeup trends to look out for in summer 2017 so you can have the trendiest look in town!

  • Sunset eyes.  Soft reds, oranges, and yellows make for the perfect sunset eyeshadow look! Chelsea Crockett - Sunset Eyeshadow There are tons of different tutorials and ways to achieve this look.  You can go above and beyond or do a simple blended look!
  • Clean/no makeup look.  You can never go wrong with the natural look, especially this summer!  Light blush, thin eyeliner, nude lips, etc. are all something to try out this season.
  • Blue.  Too much blue can sometimes be too over-the-top, but it’s “in” this summer.  Light blue eyeshadow or even blue lips can make your makeup pop!
  • Soft colors/pastels.  I’ve always been a fan of pastels, and this summer they’re going to be super popular.  This could include pastel cheeks, lips, eyes, anything!
  • White accents.  White accented eyes are the perfect way to make your eyes pop.  Adding lighter shades around the inner corners of your eyes and your waterline will make your eyes appear bigger and brighter.

Which trendy makeup look are you going to try out this summer?  Let me know in the comment section below!  I’m hoping to try them all out myself! 🙂

XO – Chelsea

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Tips to Make Swimsuits Last a Lifetime

If you have a tropical trip planned for summer break/live by the ocean/swim a lot during the summer, your swimsuits take a beating! And as you know, swimsuits aren’t cheap….

If you have a tropical trip planned for summer break/live by the ocean/swim a lot during the summer, your swimsuits take a beating! And as you know, swimsuits aren’t cheap. If you keep your swimsuits clean and maintained they last so much longer and you can wear your fav for years and years. To save some $$ and keep your suits usable for longer, follow these easy steps!

  1. Rinse right away: Right after you get out of the ocean or pool, rinse your suit right away using a garden hose or faucet. This prevents the chemicals and salt drying into the fabric!
  2. Don’t machine-wash: Wash your suits by hand to make sure they don’t lose their shape. Use cold water and gentle hand soap to prevent the colors from fading.
  3. Let them air dry: The clothes dryer will do a number on your suits. We have all taken our suits out and stared in dismay at the bra pads all crunched up in the suit’s top. When drying them, don’t dry them in sunlight to avoid fading.

To keep your fav suit in tip top shape, follow these easy steps!

XOXO, Chels

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Fruity Poolside Drinks

Since most of us don’t have the time or money to go to Starbucks every day, it’s time to learn some DIY fruity drink recipes we can make right in…

Since most of us don’t have the time or money to go to Starbucks every day, it’s time to learn some DIY fruity drink recipes we can make right in our homes!  There’s nothing better than hitting up the pool with some refreshing drinks at hand.  Here are 3 drink recipes that are healthy, hydrating, and delicious!

  • Watermelon Agua Fresca.Chelsea Crockett - Fruity Drink  For this recipe, you’ll need 3 cups of cubed watermelon, ¼ cup of lime juice, 4 mint leaves, 2 cups of water, and ice!  Add all of the ingredients except the mint leaves in a blender and mix them together until it is well blended.  Refrigerate the mixture for a few hours if you want it to be cooler, or else simply add a few mint leaves and ice cubes and enjoy!
  • Fizzy Pineapple Punch.  For this delicious punch, you’ll need a 6 oz. can of limeade, a 12 oz. can of pineapple juice, 4 ½ cups of cold water, 1 liter of club soda, assorted fruits, and mint leaves.  In a large pitcher, mix together the juices, water, and club soda.  Put the fruits and ice cubes in different glasses and pour the punch in.  Finish it off with some mint leaves for decoration like the picture on the right! 🙂
  • Lemon Pineapple Kiwi Sparkling Mocktail.  You’ll need 1 kiwi, 3 teaspoons of pineapple juice, 1 teaspoon of honey, and 1 can of La Croix sparkling lemon water.  Blend together the unpeeled kiwi, pineapple juice, and honey.  Split the mixture into glasses and fill the rest the glass the rest of the way with the sparkling water.  And lastly, enjoy!

Which one are you going to try out?  I’ve tried all three and they’re so, so good! 🙂

XOXO – Chelsea

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What to Wear to an Outdoor Concert

Summertime is the best time, filled with sun, friends, and lots of outdoor concerts to attend!  If you’ve ever been to an outdoor concert, then you know just how fun…

Summertime is the best time, filled with sun, friends, and lots of outdoor concerts to attend!  If you’ve ever been to an outdoor concert, then you know just how fun they can be.  There are several guidelines you should follow when picking out your outfit, considering how hot and stuffy outdoor concerts usually are!  Here’s a little help. 🙂

Chelsea Crockett - Concert OutfitUnlike music festivals, you won’t have a long day filled with tons of different concerts and events.  In this case, you don’t have to consider the heat and sun as much as you would at a day-long festival.  Usually outdoor amphitheater concerts are at night, so you shouldn’t be too hot and sweaty!  First, you’ll need to consider the main look you’re going for.  I suggest a cute romper or high waisted shorts and a nice shirt/tank.  The picture on the left is a perfect example!  A jean skirt, with an off-the-shoulder shirt and double braids is so cute!Chelsea Crockett - Concert Outfit

Although you won’t go as “all out” as you would for a full music festival, you can still accessorize just as much.  Depending on the weather, you might even have to bring along a jacket for when the sun goes down!  The picture on the right is a super cute look too if you want to be a little more casual.

What are you wearing next time you go to an outdoor concert?  Let me know below, I may copy your look for this summer! 🙂

Xoxo – Chelsea

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Summer 2017 Shoe Must-Haves

Shoes are my secret obsession.  I love, love, love getting a new pair of sandals or sneakers and rocking them with the perfect outfit to go along with them!  There…

Shoes are my secret obsession.  I love, love, love getting a new pair of sandals or sneakers and rocking them with the perfect outfit to go along with them!  There are a few styles that are going to be extremely “in” this summer.  Here are a few so you can get a head start on your summer shoe wardrobe!

  • Ankle-wrap sandals. Chelsea Crockett - Wrap Heels I love this trend!  You can get a pair that wrap around once or several times.  It can be subtle like the picture on the right or thick ribbon that starts to wrap up your leg.  They’re all so cute and stylish!
  • Patterned heels and wedges.  I’m a pattern type of girl so bright, fun patterned shoes are my favorite.  Especially just a simple pattern that will make your outfit pop is better than nothing at all! 🙂
  • Off-white.  Although white is a timeless color that’ll never go out of style, buy an off-white pair of sandals or wedges for this summer.  Neutral colors are always good to have on hand!
  • Platform heels.  Platform heels can be tricky to walk in at times but they’re so cute!  Purchase a pair to add to your shoe wardrobe to spice up your outfits this summer!
  • Shoes with some shine.  This can be anywhere from a metallic pair of sneakers or some shiny gold heels.  These will guarantee to give your overall outfit a little pop!

Which style is your favorite?  Let me know below! 🙂

XO – Chelsea

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Best Facials Sunscreens for Summer

Well guys, the time we wait for all school year is almost here… SUMMER!  I am so excited for the warm weather, sleeping in, and for lots of big plans…

Well guys, the time we wait for all school year is almost here… SUMMER!  I am so excited for the warm weather, sleeping in, and for lots of big plans coming up.  That being said, warm weather means lots of sun and catching some rays.  My skin can be super sensitive when it comes to picking the right facial sunscreens, so here are some of my favorites for summer!

  • Coppertone Sensitive Skin Faces Sunscreen SPF 50 ($7.49). Che;sea Crockett - CeraVe Sunscreen If you want a product that’s both cheap and effective, try out Coppertone!  Coppertone is a good brand if you have super sensitive skin.  It’s extremely gentle and won’t dry out your face.
  • Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb the Antioxidant Super Moisturizer ($17).  Garnier’s Moisture Bomb will take care of those annoying dry patches of skin that might be bothering you.  It’s not called the Moisture Bomb for nothing!
  • CeraVe Skin Renewing Day Cream with Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen ($20.69).  If you want a double-purpose cream that works as a moisturizer and a sunscreen, try using CeraVe’s renewing cream.  The sun can oftentimes dry out your skin, so having this on hand is never a bad idea! 
  • It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+ ($38).  If you’re looking for a good sunscreen that acts as a foundation as well, then this is the product for you.  You can take care of your blemishes and sun protection in one step!

Is there a specific product that’s your go-to facial sunscreen?  Share with me below and I might give it a try! 🙂

XOXO – Chels

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5 Tumblr-Worthy Hidden Gems around the U.S.

If you’re like me, then you love finding beautiful places to explore, especially when you didn’t even know they existed!  I always scroll through Tumblr and Instagram and find the…

If you’re like me, then you love finding beautiful places to explore, especially when you didn’t even know they existed!  I always scroll through Tumblr and Instagram and find the most beautiful spots that I can add to my bucket list.  Here are five that you should add to your own “must-see” list!

  • Garden of the Gods – Colorado Springs, Colorado.  If you’ve never been, this place is amazing!  It’s filled with huge rocks and trees surrounded by the beautiful Rocky Mountains.  If you want a good photo op, then this is the spot for you!   
  • Tamanawas Falls – Mt. Hood National Forest, Oregon.  If you want to submerge yourself in nature, visit this jaw-dropping waterfall.  It’s a big of a trek to get there, but it’s so worth it!Chelsea Crockett - Fort Jefferson
  • Fugitive Beach – Rolla, Missouri.  This place isn’t the most well-known in the country, but where I’m from, it’s a go-to hotspot!  People around the St. Louis area love to go there to hang with friends and even cliff jump!
  • Blue Lakes – San Juan Mountain, Colorado.  You’d never think that this blue of water actually exists in Colorado, but you’d be surprised at how vibrant the water is!  It’s so pretty and the mountains are an added perk.
  • Fort Jefferson – Key West, Florida.  Fort Jefferson is a historic landmark that’s been around for decades and is now a beautiful tourist destination!  Look at the picture to the right to see for yourself!

Which spots do you want to visit?  Share with me in the comments below!

  XO – Chelsea

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The Best 2017 Summer/Spring Fashion Campaigns

One of my favorite parts of 2017 are all of the new summer and spring fashion campaigns that are being launched!  Brands know how to get the hype up about…

One of my favorite parts of 2017 are all of the new summer and spring fashion campaigns that are being launched!  Brands know how to get the hype up about their new and upcoming lines.  The brands who have the best campaigns usually have the best lines that you’re guaranteed to fall in love with!Chelsea Crockett - Coach Campaign

  • Coach.  The picture on the right shows one of the many photos that are included in Coach’s spring/summer campaign.  Chloe Grace Moretz models all of the new stylish bags in front of the New York skyline… So pretty!  I can’t wait for all the new accessories to hit the stores!
  • Nike.  Nike’s new campaign is a series of unique pictures that show its models pulling off different moves and rocking what’s to come these next couple of seasons.  Like I’ve mentioned before I love to work out, so I can’t wait to see what new gear will be released!
  • Guess.  Guess may be on the pricier side, but it’s campaign starring Hailey Baldwin has me super curious about what all they’ll be launching this spring/summer!  It seems as though they’re focusing on a more retro look for their upcoming lines.  I guess we’ll have to stay tuned to find out! 🙂

Which upcoming line are you most excited for?  Let me know below!

XO – Chelsea

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DIY Summertime Vitamin Water

During the summer, I am a fruit snacker. I love having fresh fruit around! If you want to work fresh fruits into your daily summer diet, try making this delicious,…

During the summer, I am a fruit snacker. I love having fresh fruit around! If you want to work fresh fruits into your daily summer diet, try making this delicious, nourishing, homemade vitamin water! Unlike store-bought vitamin water, it has no added sugar or artificial sweeteners.

Ingredients:vitamin-water-1-0813

  • 2 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1 sliced lime
  • 1 sliced lemon
  • ½ sliced and quartered red grape fruit
  • 1 sliced medium cucumber
  • 12 mint leaves
  • 2 quarts water
  • ice

Combine the fruit, cucumber, mint and water in a large pitcher. Stick the pitcher in the fridge and let it infuse overnight. The next day, pour yourself a large glass over ice and enjoy! This simple and easy vitamin water is great to make just for you, or for a summertime party! It has a tons of nutrients and vitamins in it, so you can feel great while you treat yourself to this tasty drink.

XOXO, Chels

 

 

Recipe via: http://soupaddict.com/2013/08/vitamin-water/

 

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How You Know It’s Too Hot to Run Outside

I love lacing up my running shoes and hopping on the trail. One of the best things about summer is sunny outdoor workouts! That being said, it is important to…

I love lacing up my running shoes and hopping on the trail. One of the best things about summer is sunny outdoor workouts! That being said, it is important to watch the weather, and temperatures, to make sure you are being smart about summer outdoor workouts.download

My summer workout advice? Always check the weather before you go outside for a summertime run. Why does this matter? The heat and humidity can have adverse effects on your health. Experts say you shouldn’t run if it is over 90 degrees or if the humidity is high. This is because running with humidity affects your heart rate. Your heart rate increases two to four beats
per minute in temperatures from 60-75 degrees, and up to 10 beats per minute in temperatures from 75-90 degrees. Increased heart rate can cause dangerous side effects! Running in cooler weather is much easier and comfortable for your muscles and heart. Run earlier in the morning or later at night to avoid the intense heat, and remember that if it is over 90 degrees and 70% humidity, it is not safe for you to run outside.

Exercising is great when you are smart about it. 🙂

XOXO, Chels

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Mirrored Sunglasses: The Newest Trend

Sunglasses are always changing styles and trends at all times throughout the year.  That being said, summertime is the perfect time for purchasing a new pair of sunglasses for those…

Sunglasses are always changing styles and trends at all times throughout the year.  That being said, summertime is the perfect time for purchasing a new pair of sunglasses for those long days in the sun.  Mirrored sunglasses are a huge trend in the accessory world at the moment.  Here are a few of my fave brands and products that are worth a look!

My favorite feature of this trend is the variety of different colored lenses.  Whatever your favorite color may be, you can find different shades and hues of which you prefer.  If you like bright colors, you can purchase a pair like the ones below.  You can find them in pink, blue, green, purple… the possibilities are endless.  Maybe even get a couple pair to match with your outfits!  Chelsea Crockett - Mirrored Sunglasses

There are several brands that have paired this trend with fun frames to make unique, stylish sunglasses.  If you’ve read my article about Quay Australia, then you know they’ve perfected this look!  They are just one of the several brands that offer fun, mirrored sunglasses that bring accessories to a whole new level.

Jump on the trend and purchase a pair for yourself!  What other styles are you into this summer?  Share with me below!

XOXO – Chelsea

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