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Halloween 2017: Mermaid Makeup

Halloween is the one night of the year where you get to be whatever you want to be.  There are so many different costumes and makeup looks you can try…

Halloween is the one night of the year where you get to be whatever you want to be.  There are so many different costumes and makeup looks you can try out to make it the best Halloween yet!  Mermaid costumes are easy to pull off and fun to create a makeup look for.  Here’s an easy makeup tutorial you can try out this Halloween!

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First, let’s focus on the eyes.  You’ll need to apply a teal or lighter blue eyeshadow base on your lids to begin.  Next, take a darker blue and apply it to your brow bone to give your eyes some more depth.  Now, pick a bright purple and apply this to your lower lash line and up to the outer corner of your lid.  Make sure you blend!  You can even add some glitter and shimmer to make your eyes pop even more.

Next comes the fun part.  You’ll need a pair of classic fish net tights to create the “mermaid scale” effect on your skin!  Take your pair of leggings and slide them over your head (try not to mess up your eyeshadow!).  Take a brush covered in purple eyeshadow and dab the brush over the tights on your cheek bone.  You can even incorporate some pinks and blues into your scales as well.  After you’re finished, I suggest taking scissors and cutting off the tights to make sure you don’t smear your product!  Then, you’re finished! 🙂

What are you going to be this Halloween?  Let me know in the comment section below (I need ideas… Haha!).

XOXO – Chelsea

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Simple Halloween Makeup 2016

Halloween is the only time of the year that you can play dress up no matter how old you are!  I always love taking it to the next level and…

Halloween is the only time of the year that you can play dress up no matter how old you are!  I always love taking it to the next level and going all out with my Halloween makeup.  There are hundreds of different looks you can try, but I wanted to pick some of the simpler ones to share with you all!  Makeup might not be your best talent, so here are some easy-to-do tutorials!

Zombie makeup is always super easy to pull off.  Last year, I had to work an event at my school and had to dress up as a zombie!  I went all out and put makeup all over my body (as you can see in the picture above)! Chelsea Crockett - Rainbow Filter Makeup For this look, I used a lighter foundation for my face to make it look pale.  I then took black and purple eyeshadow to give my eyes and cheeks a hollowed look. Depending on how much you want to add, apply different shades of red paint to your face, arms, etc. for fake blood!  Most Halloween stores will even sell paint for this exact use!

Being a Snapchat filter is such a fun and trendy way to show off your makeup skills this year!  The two easiest looks to try out are the rainbow and deer filters!  Once again, Halloween stores will sell face paint that’s made just for this purpose.  Painting on the filter like the picture on the left isn’t hard to do!  As for the deer filter, simply using a contour kit, black eyeliner, and concealer will seal the deal.  Just google it and a picture will show up for you to go off of!   

What are you being for Halloween this year?  Let me know in the comment section below!

Happy Halloween! – Chels

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Beginner’s Guide to Eye Makeup

Are you new at the whole “makeup” thing? I know when I first started wearing makeup I had no clue what I was doing, and it was a little scary!…

Are you new at the whole “makeup” thing? I know when I first started wearing makeup I had no clue what I was doing, and it was a little scary! It is hard to know where to even start! That is when I started watching YouTube videos to help show me how to do my makeup, and then once I learned I started making videos of my own. Eye makeup is my favorite because your eyes are what most people look at when they are talking to you and are the “windows to the soul.” Here are a few tips that helped me master the art of eye makeup:

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  • Use primer on your eyelids before you apply liner to avoid smudged liner
  • When you want your eyes to look bigger, use a white liner pencil on the inner rims of your eyes and the black liner on the outside.
  • Another tip on how to make your eyes look bigger is to use a softer pencil that smudges easily to make a more natural line.
  • Make sure to keep your liner as close to your lash line as possible so it blends seamlessly with them.

Mascara tips:

  • Apply mascara near the roots and the not the tips or your lashes to make your eyelashes look longer.
  • Make sure your eyelashes don’t clump together because they will look yucky, and to avoid this shake the brush horizontally to separate them while applying mascara.
  • For the bottom eye lash, you can use a tissue paper to prevent spoiling your makeup.

Eye shadow tips:

  •  Brush the base color (lightest color) on the eyes up to the brow bone first, then apply the lid color (the medium color) and lastly the highlighter (the darkest color).
  • Accentuate your eyes by using the same eye shadow as the color of your eye.

Hopefully these little tips will help you become a master at eye makeup! It is not too hard once you get the hang of it. J

XOXO, Chels

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Easy Messy Curls

When styling your hair into curls, there are two categories: fresh curls and messy curls. Both are great styles and are worn for different reasons. Fresh curls are meant to…

When styling your hair into curls, there are two categories: fresh curls and messy curls. Both are great styles and are worn for different reasons. Fresh curls are meant to look pretty and put-together, whereas messy curls are a more “everyday” “effortless” casual look. I love the way my hair looks when it is freshly curled. The curls are all bouncy and shiny! Buuuuut, there is something to be said about “second day” curls. They are looser, messier, and give off that “effortless” look. Want to know how to get “second day” curls without having to sleep on them/wait a whole day? Stay tuned!mcx-beach-sprays-ogx

  1. The first step is to divide your hair into sections and curl it how you normally do. You can use a curling iron, wand, straightener, whichever you prefer!
  2. Okay, so after you have curled all of your hair, take your fingers and run them through your hair. The goal is to loosen up the curls and separate them. You can also use a wide-toothed comb for this step instead of your fingers!
  3. Take some dry shampoo or texture spray and spray it throughout your hair, on the roots and the curls. This will “dirty up” your hair and make it a little messier. I also use sea salt spray to mess it up a bit.

See how easy it is to get “second day” curls on the first day? Super-duper easy! Let me know in the comment section if your “second day” curls turned out cute!

XOXO, Chels

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Grad Cap Hair Tutorial

First off, congrats to all of my fellow 2016 graduates! WE DID IT! We made it all the way through 12 years of school. Wowza. Now that we have achieved…

First off, congrats to all of my fellow 2016 graduates! WE DID IT! We made it all the way through 12 years of school. Wowza. Now that we have achieved that feat, it is time to think about graduation. Before you head off to the ceremony, we need to talk grad cap hair. If you are wanting a soft, summery style that complements your cap, check this tutorial out!

  1. Section the top half of your hair off and pin it out of the way.FullSizeRender (81)
  2. Curl the front sections of hair away from your face, then curl the remaining sections towards the front. Unpin the top section of your hair and repeat this process.
  3. Hairspray your hair all over. Don’t separate the curls out yet!
  4. Let the curls cool off, then gently finger comb them to separate them out.
  5. Fasten your cap onto your head using bobby pins and lightly mist it with hairspray one more time.

Easy peasy! Now go rock your grad ceremony! Take lots of pics for me!

XOXO, Chels

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Spring Hair Inspiration: Bubble Ponytail

Spring and summer hairstyles are my favorite. Braids, buns, updos, and fun ponytials are what I think of! If you are having the winter hair blues, check out this fun…

Spring and summer hairstyles are my favorite. Braids, buns, updos, and fun ponytials are what I think of! If you are having the winter hair blues, check out this fun ponytail to get you in the spring style mood.bubble ponytail

  1. Pull your hair into a high ponytail. Take a small section from the bottom of the pony and wrap it around the elastic that is pulling your hair back. Pin this hair in place so it is covering the elastic.
  2. Take the top section of ponytail and tease it a bit. Place a clear elastic about 3 inches down on the ponytail, then wrap hair around it and secure like you did on the above elastic.
  3. Continue this process until you reach the end of your hair. Poof out the hair as you go to make the ponytial inbetween elastics “bubble” out.

This hair style is so fun, flirty, and girly! Will you try it this spring?

XOXO, Chels

 

Tutorial from BarefootBlonde.com

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How to Keep White Shoes Squeaky Clean

White shoes look awesome the first week you have them, then it is downhill from there. They only stay white for a short time, and then they turn a queasy…

White shoes look awesome the first week you have them, then it is downhill from there. They only stay white for a short time, and then they turn a queasy shade of brown that is extremely unappealing. I have a pair of white Keds that are my everyday go-to shoes, and they get dirty so quickly! Luckily there is an easy way to get your favorite white converse or canvas shoes squeaky clean!

  1. Take the laces out” This will make it easier to clean them! You can clean the laces by by letting them soak in a bucket of warm, soapy water.8e9c5af696880cca661a7e42e7df729e
  2. Rinse them: Rinse your shoes in cold water in a sink.
  3. Make a paste: Combine baking soda and vinegar, enough to form a paste, but don’t use a metal bowl or spoon. The paste should be 2 parts baking soda and 3 parts vinegar.
  4. Scrub away: Use a clean toothbrush to scrub the paste into the surface of the shoes. Once you have scrubbed the heck out of your sneakers, rinse them under cold water.
  5. Wash: Put your shoes into the washing machine and wash them on cold. Put them in a laundry bag so they don’t bang around.
  6. Air dry: Let your shoes sit outside in the sun and dry. The sun will help bleach them! DON’T put them in the dryer, it will make them lose their shape!

I have a pair of white Keds and white Converse that are calling my name! I can’t wait to return them to their pearly white glory!

XOXO, Chels

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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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Using Liner to Change Your Eye Shape

Did you know that you can use eyeliner to totally change the shape of your eyes? It CAN be done! Let me explain:  If you’d like your eyes to look…

Did you know that you can use eyeliner to totally change the shape of your eyes? It CAN be done! Let me explain:

 If you’d like your eyes to look closer together or if your eyes are wide-set: Add liner to the inner corner of your eyelids (eye #13).

If you’d like your eyes to look wider apart or if your eyes are close-set: Leave liner off of the inner corner or your eye, and be sure to line the outer upper lid. You may also line the lower outer lid if you want (eye # 12).

For a smokey or dramatic look: Line all the way around the eye. The thicker your liner, the smokier and more dramatic the look! You may also want to ‘smudge’ the line with your finger to keep it from looking too harsh. Something to keep in mind, though, is that this technique makes your eyes look the smallest, or the least “open”, so I wouldn’t use this technique if you feel your eyes are small. (eyes # 4,10,11)

  To create the trendy “cat-eye” look: Line your eye as you normally would (upper lid, or both upper and lower), and then add a small swipe or ‘wing’ at the outer corner of the upper lid. This ‘wing’ may be as big and thick as you’d like, but generally for everyday wear, a smaller wing is fashionable and appropriate. (eyes #1,2,8)

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To make your eyes look more open and bigger: Only line the top lid. If you want your eyes to look bigger, but still like wearing bottom-lid liner, try lining the outer half of the bottom lid. Another cheat or trick here would be to use a white or light-toned liner on your bottom lid. Lighter-shades have an ‘opening’ effect, while dark shades make them look smaller. (eye #9)

 To summarize all that jazz: Darker, all-over liner is most dramatic, but makes your eyes look a bit smaller. Lining the top lid gives your eyes a big, open effect, but is a less dramatic, more natural look. And to change your eye shape, add liner to the outer or inner corner, depending on where you’d like to add depth or length to your eye shape.

 

Use these tips to switch up your look!

 

XOXO, Chels

 

 

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5 Don’ts When It Comes To Makeup

Putting on makeup seems easy, right?  Just throw on your favorite products and you’re good to go for the day.  Surprisingly, when it comes to makeup, there are a few…

Putting on makeup seems easy, right?  Just throw on your favorite products and you’re good to go for the day.  Surprisingly, when it comes to makeup, there are a few “don’ts” that most girls aren’t aware of.

  1. DON’T curl your eyelashes after Chelsea Crockett - Applying Makeupyou apply mascara.  I sometimes get asked when to curl eyelashes, before or after you apply mascara?  Before, before, before!  If you wait till after, your lashes will get clumped and messy!  Curling them before allows you to solidify them by adding your mascara after. This leaves them looking just right!
  2. DON’T use eyeliner on your waterline.  If you do this, you probably noticed your eyeliner doesn’t last long.  It removes almost immediately.  Make sure you put it directly on the lid so it stays and leaves you with the look you wanted all along!
  3. DON’T sleep with makeup on.  Be sure to wash off all makeup before you catch some Z’s.  Your skin absolutely hates sticky makeup residue!
  4. DON’T forget to apply eye shadow first.  You don’t want to get caught trying to put your eye shadow on while trying not to smear your eyeliner and mascara!  By doing this, you can also see a better picture of how you want your eye shadow to look and how you want your colors to blend.
  5. DON’T over-do it when it comes to foundation and blush.  Try your hardest to evenly distribute your foundation on your face.  You want to avoid caking on your makeup.  This overlooks the natural and subtle look you’re aiming for.

Love, Chels

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DIY Hair Bow!

I don’t know if you all love bows, but I sure do. There is just something so fun and flirty and feminine about them! Today I am going to tell…

I don’t know if you all love bows, but I sure do. There is just something so fun and flirty and feminine about them! Today I am going to tell you how to create a super cute hair style where you use your hair to create a bow! Read on! 

1. Pull your hair into the half-up half-down style, pulling the hair roughly from ear to ear. The more hair you take the bigger the bow will be!

 2. When you are pulling your hair back into the half-up half-down ponytail, once you have wrapped the ponytail holder around your hair twice, don’t pull the hair all the way through. Leave your hair in the loop/bubble position. Face the hair that is sticking out of the bubble towards your forehead.

 3. Split your bubble in half. This is what is making both sides of the bow! Take the hair that is sticking out of the bubble, the ends of your hair, and pull it down the middle where you split your hair. Hold it in place. 

4. Use bobby pins to secure the bow and pin any stray hairs into the bow. Mist with hair spray.

 Easy, right? I am adding pictures for you visual people, sometimes seeing done helps you do it yourself!

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XOXO, Chels

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DIY Pottery Barn Photo Cork Board!

           If you’ve ever seen Pottery Barn, you’ll know that all of their merchandise is fun and creative, but don’t forget a little pricey!  One of their products is a photo…

           Chelsea Crockett - Picture Cork BoardIf you’ve ever seen Pottery Barn, you’ll know that all of their merchandise is fun and creative, but don’t forget a little pricey!  One of their products is a photo cork board, such as the one on the left.  Most people don’t want to pay for things that they can easily make at home.  That being said, here’s a short tutorial on a DIY picture cork board!

            First off, you’ll need to determine how big you want your board, depending on the size of the wall you put it on.  Here’s what you need for one such as the board above!  First, find nine small squares of cork board.  Keep in mind the size of your wall!  You’ll need to go to your nearest craft store such as Hobby Lobby for example.  Then, pick out nine colors or patterns of cloth that will look best in your room!  Make sure you get the right sized cloth to glue onto your cork.  Once you get home, I suggest taking a hot glue gun to glue your cloth and cork together.  Then, ask a parent, or someone who is good with a saw, to cut a piece of thin plywood the size that you need.  Remember to leave room for your frame.  After, take your nine material cork squares and glue them to the plywood in whatever order you want.  Last, cut some trim to frame the outside of your patterned board.  Make sure to use a strong glue to glue it on.  There are many ways to hang your board on your wall.  Ask help from a parent for which way is best.  Then add as many photos or decorations as you want!  Enjoy!

Love, Chelsea

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DIY: Vans

Vans are definitely a new trend I’m starting to see everywhere.  School, the mall, the movie theater, the park, no matter where I go it seems tons of girls and…

Vans are definitely a new trend I’m starting to see everywhere.  School, the mall, the movie theater, the park, no matter where I go it seems tons of girls and guys have caught on to the trend!  You can find Vans almost anywhere such as Journey’s, JC Penny, Pacsun, Zumiez, etc…  The coolest thing about them is that people have found out how to make their own designs with these shoes!

  • Galaxy Vans.  Galaxy Vans are super easy and fun to make!  It also prChelsea Crockett - Galaxy Vansovides an activity for you and your friends to get together and create!  All there is to it is purchasing a pair of plain navy or black Vans, pink, blue, and purple fabric paint, and a sponge for applying your paint.  Dip your sponge in the blue paint and apply all over your shoes!  This is going to be the color you put most on your shoes.  Then to get a more “galaxy” look, add purple and a little pink on the shoes as well, overlapping the blue.  After that, take a small paint brush and apply tiny white dots around your shoes in place of the “stars.”  You can even attempt trying to paint actual stars, whatever you’re able to!
  • Create Your Own.  This one is much easier.  Purchase a simple pair of white vans and decorate them however you desire.  Color, paint, or draw whatever you want!  Add polka dots, stripes, zig zags, whatever suits you.

I can’t wait to see how all of yours turn out!   Drop me a comment and let me know!  Links to get a pair to start your creation are below!

Good luck!

-Chelsea

Black-White Vans – http://tiny.cc/Black_Vans You can get either black or white Vans here.  Just order your preferred color!

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Natural Hair Dyes

            Ever wanted to dye your hair, but your parents won’t let you?  Or maybe you’re afraid of the potential effects from hair dye?  Well, now you don’t need to…

            Ever wanted to dye your hair, but your parents won’t let you?  Or maybe you’re afraid of the potential effects from hair dye?  Well, now you don’t need to worry.  There are many natural ingredients that can help tint your hair into the color you want.

  • Lemon Juice.  If you dribble a little bit of lemon juiceChelsea Crockett - Lemon Juice Hair onto your hair, it lightens it and gives you a tint of blonde highlights.  Especially for brunettes, it will start to look like you have light brown/blonde highlights!  As for blondes, you can simply lighten up your locks with lemon juice!  P.S. This only works if you’re out in the sun!  So, get some sunlight after you apply it to your hair!
  • Black Tea.  Sounds crazy but dying your hair with black tea actually works!  In order to get light brown hair, you have to mix it with a few ingredients.  If you mix together black tea, an eighth of lemon juice, and a teaspoon of olive oil and apply it to your hair, it will give you the hair color you want.  Make sure you soak your hair in it for up to 2 hours!  For a dark brown shade of hair, soak your hair in plain black tea and stay out in the sun for a couple hours!  It’s as simple as that!
  • Kool-Aid.  I know it’s not necessarily a “natural” hair dye, but it does color your hair!  Pick any Kool-Aid flavor and you can simply dye all of your hair or just a chunky strand of it!  Awesome, right?

                                                                                XO, Chels   

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DIY T-Shirt Scarf!

I have been reading the comments on some of my articles lately and have gotten a ton of requests for a tutorial on how to make a diy t-shirt scarf!…

I have been reading the comments on some of my articles lately and have gotten a ton of requests for a tutorial on how to make a diy t-shirt scarf! Well, my beautiful Insiders, it is your lucky day! Introducing, how to make a perfect t-shirt scarf!

 All you will need is a t-shirt of your choice and a pair of sharp scissors! The only thing I suggest when it comes to t-shirt choice is that you choose a shirt that doesn’t have a lot of designs on it. The more designs or logos on it, the less uniform and put-together your scarf will look.

 1.   Lay out your shirt on a flat surface.

 Chelsea Crockett t-shirt scarf

 

2. Cut off the bottom hem of your shirt, and then start cutting horizontal strips about ½ inch wide. Cut these strips all the way up the shirt until you reach the armpits.

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3. Once you have cut the strips, take about three of them at a time and stretch them out. Once you have stretched out all of your strips, you are done with your scarf! How easy was that?! Just drape the loops around your neck and pair them with any solid shirt, like the picture below!

 

Chelsea Crockett tshirt scarf

 

When people ask you “Where did you get that adorable scarf?!” you can tell them that you made it! They will be so impressed with you!

XOXO, Chels

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Uses for Shea Butter!

Today I am going to tell you about one of my favorite all natural moisturizers. You may have heard of it, it is called Shea butter. It is an amazing…

Today I am going to tell you about one of my favorite all natural moisturizers. You may have heard of it, it is called Shea butter. It is an amazing natural product. Let me tell you more!

First off, I am going to give you a little background info on Shea butter. Shea butter comes from the fat in nuts from the African Shea Tree. I know I know, using nut fat sounds a little weird to use on your body, right? Actually, it is super effective. Shea Butter has been praised for centuries thanks to its healing properties. It is rich in Vitamins A and E and is a highly effective moisturizer.  It also reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and can help ease sunburns and bounds. It can also help with skin problems such as eczema. Chelsea Crockett Shea Butter

Shea butter is available in two different forms. It is available in both a refined and unrefined form. In its natural state, Shea butter smells earthy and almost smoky. In color it can be everything from light gray, to ivory, to yellow. Since it’s unrefined, the vitamins, antioxidants, and healing properties are not removed. Refined Shea butter, in contrast, is processed to remove the fragrance. Sometimes it is even bleached so that it appears to be a true white color. Although these things have been done to it, it is still an amazing moisturizer. What you really want to avoid is the super refined Shea butter. Why? It has been processed many times, so all of the amazing healing properties and natural benefits have been stripped out.

Shea butter comes in all forms, from body lotion to shampoo and conditioner! By using hair care that has Shea butter in it, you are putting much-needed moisture back into your hair that this cold winter weather has stripped from it. When you see a product that contains Shea butter, snatch it up! You will not be disappointed.

Love,

Chels

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