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Water Beauty Benefits: Are They Real?

I don’t know about you, but I constantly hear about the benefits of drinking lots of water.  I was always skeptical if it had as many beauty benefits as all…

I don’t know about you, but I constantly hear about the benefits of drinking lots of water.  I was always skeptical if it had as many beauty benefits as all the supermodels and celebrities say it has.  After I did some research, I found out it really is all it’s cracked up to be!  Here are some water beauty benefits that truly are beneficial and some that are simply myths!

Chelsea Crockett - Water BenefitsYou always hear people with perfect skin say, “I started drinking a ton of water and my skin cleared up so quickly.”  Although water helps with the process of eliminating acne, it isn’t the only success factor.  When most people say this, they usually do things like cut out soda, eat healthier, etc.  So although drinking your daily amount of water helps, lifestyle changes are usually put into practice, as well.

That being said, it also has it’s skin benefits.  If you have dry skin, drinking more water will give your skin the moisture it needs.  Water is also known for flushing out toxics and bacteria in your body.  So, it will also help get rid of that nasty bacteria in your pores, too!  It not as much helps with the appearance of your skin, but with the health of it.  It’ll help pump up your skin and revitalize your pores!

So, now you know!  Everywhere you go, take a bottle of water with you. You’ll see the magic happen right before your eyes!

XOXO – Chelsea

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Do’s and Don’ts of Coachella

Coachella: one of the world’s largest music festivals in the history of EVER!  I was lucky enough to get to go and experience it myself last year and lemme tell…

Coachella: one of the world’s largest music festivals in the history of EVER!  I was lucky enough to get to go and experience it myself last year and lemme tell ya… it was incredible!  Since I was a first-timer, I learned some things that I would and wouldn’t do again.  Here are a few Coachella do’s and don’ts!

DO’S

  • Do drink plenty of water!  Since you’ll be in the middle of a 100-degree weather desert, you’re going to get very hot, very fast.  Staying hydrated will keep you refreshed and happy!
  • Do keep your phone plenty charged.  If you ever do get separated from your friends, you’ll need to be able to find them!  You’ll also be taking plenty of pics and videos… I mean, it is Coachella! 
  • Do stay well rested and well fed.  You’ll enjoy Coachella 10x more if you have a full stomach and plenty of sleep! 

DON’TS

  • Don’t get lost from your friends. Chelsea Crockett - Coachella Outfit In a festival filled with thousands and thousands of people, it’s easy to get separated from your group.  That being said, it can be extremely hard to find them again, especially if your phone service isn’t the greatest.  Stay close to them or have a buddy system!
  • Don’t dress uncomfortably.  Now I know Coachella is known for the stylish festival outfits, but you can be both cute and comfy such as the picture on the right!  You’ll be outside in the sun and walking around all day so dress accordingly (especially with the right shoes!).
  • Don’t last-minute plan.  It’s one of the biggest, and not to mention most crowded, festivals of the year… PLAN AHEAD!

Coachella will be one of the best experiences of your life, hands down!  Have fun and take these do’s and don’ts into consideration!

XOXO – Chelsea

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Models Best Skincare Secrets!

Supermodels are known for their image.  Whether it be their silky hair or “perfect” teeth, there are certain things that everyone thinks of when they hear the word “model.”  One…

Supermodels are known for their image.  Whether it be their silky hair or “perfect” teeth, there are certain things that everyone thinks of when they hear the word “model.”  One of the first characteristics that pops into my head is their extremely clear skin!  A few models have opened up to share their simple, everyday skincare tips that you can use to your benefit!Chelsea Crockett - Gigi Hadid Skin

  • It is absolutely necessary to have a daily skincare routine set in place! Your routine should include washing your face when you wake up and before you go to sleep at night.  Hold yourself to it!
  • Focus just as much on what goes in your body as to what goes on it. Watch your diet!  You don’t need to solely restrict your diet to healthy food, but monitoring the amount of junk you have every day doesn’t hurt!  Cutting down on foods high in fat and drinking lots of water will help more than you think.
  • Secret beauty tip: steam. Exposing yourself to steam such as a sauna, DIY steam facial etc., will help open up your pores.  They can get very clogged after days and days of wearing makeup even though you wash your face.
  • Don’t underestimate the power of toothpaste. Everyone knows the trick to get rid of pimples quickly.  Apply toothpaste to your pimple to dry it out and reduce inflammation!

Try these out and watch your skin change for the better!

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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Summer Swim Fixes

Swimming at the pool or beach is all fun and games most of the time.  But those long days in the water can sometimes pose a problem to your hair…

Swimming at the pool or beach is all fun and games most of the time.  But those long days in the water can sometimes pose a problem to your hair and skin.  I found some tips that are super beneficial to recover from a day at the pool.  There are many swim fixes that can make your summer much more enjoyable and worry-free!

As teenage girls, most of us like to shave our legs, armpits, and sometimes our bikini lines.  Sometimes we end up with the much dreaded razor burns and bumps.  Chelsea Crockett - SunBum Hair SunscreenFor these, they can be relieved with a little aloe vera and lotion.  To prevent them from coming back, wait a few days before shaving over the area again.  This will stop the bumps from getting irritated and flaring up.

Sometimes day’s spent in the water can put your hair and skin in chlorine overload.  It’s known for drying out the moisture in your skin.  In order to hydrate it, rub raw coconut oil on your skin a couple times a day.  This should help restore any missing moisture that was taken!  As far as hair goes, being in the sun can lighten it dramatically, especially if you dye it.  There are many brands that actually sell hair sunscreen that protect your locks from sun damage!  Just spray it on and you’re set for the day!

I hope these make you less worrisome when it comes to long days of water exposure.  Do you have any extra tips that work for you?  Let me know insiders! 🙂

XO – Chels

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Metabolism Boosters!

Having a fast metabolism is a blessing in itself.  You could eat 10 donuts and not gain ANY weight.  Talk about jealous!  Unfortunately, not all of us were born with…

Having a fast metabolism is a blessing in itself.  You could eat 10 donuts and not gain ANY weight.  Talk about jealous!  Unfortunately, not all of us were born with a turbo speedy metabolism and it only gets worse as we get older.  Luckily, there are a few everyday things we can do to keep our metabolism up and running; plus, all of these tricks are super healthy for your body.  Check it out!Chelsea Crockett- healthy breakfast

  1. When you’re tired, not only does your body slow down, but so does your metabolism. Make sure you’re getting a good night’s rest.  Aim for 8 hours a night!
  2. Your muscles burn up a lot of calories during the day. To burn even more, try weight training to build up. 
  3. Do NOT skip meals! Eating breakfast as soon as you wake up is your metabolisms sign to get moving!  The longer you wait to eat, or the fewer meals you eat, your metabolism will stop doing its job. 
  4. If you love spicy food, then you’re in luck. The spicier the food, the quicker your metabolism kicks into gear.
  5. Drink water!! Water is amazing.  It not only speeds up your metabolism, but it gives you better skin, rids your body of toxins, and keeps you hydrated.  Keep a 64oz. water bottle with you and drink away throughout the day!

Happy eating, sleeping, and working out!

            Chelsea

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Airport Hacks

If you follow me on any social media accounts, you’ve probably noticed that I travel a lot!  Although I hit up the airport quite frequently, it’s easy to forget about…

If you follow me on any social media accounts, you’ve probably noticed that I travel a lot!  Although I hit up the airport quite frequently, it’s easy to forget about all the rules and regulations, or leave an important item at home.  I recently came across some great airport hacks that I turned into a list to keep me on track during all my ventures.  Keep these amazing hacks in mind during your next airport adventure! Chelsea Crockett- airport bag for liquids

  • Many airports have started requiring small zip lock bags to hold all of your carry-on liquids. Keep multiple baggies in your purse and carry-on for the future!  I’ve forgotten this step many times!
  • I always get thirsty on a plane, but don’t feel like buying a $7.00 water bottle! Throw an empty water bottle into your carry on and fill it up when you see a water fountain.  If you’re a frequent traveler like me, you’ll save lots of money!
  • Bring your own snack! If they aren’t already opened, they’re good to go!
  • In the winter I always worry about my luggage being overweight, since winter clothes are so much heavier! Wear your heaviest items, like a big coat, tall boats, and jeans on the plane!  This way, you’ll save some extra weight for a little shopping! 😉 haha.
  • Collect unused toiletries from the hotel. They’re great for carry-ons!
  • Did you know that your birthday, an anniversary, or even traveling alone can give you free perks?! Just let someone working for the airlines know and you may get upgraded, get a free snack, or get a little gift.  It’s worth a try!
  • If you’re flying into a country without data, download the Google maps offline app so you’re never stranded!
  • Airports are one of the easiest places to catch germs. Keep hand sanitizer or wet wipes on hand!

Happy travels!

            Chelsea

 

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Phone Rescue!

Have you ever dropped your phone in water?! It’s the worst! It’s easy to quickly grab your phone, run around in a panic looking for a solution, and end up…

Have you ever dropped your phone in water?! It’s the worst! It’s easy to quickly grab your phone, run around in a panic looking for a solution, and end up making the damage worse. My phone is my life (okay, dramatic, but you know what I mean) so ruining it in an accidental water run-in is not an option! Recently, my phone almost fell in my hot tub, so I looked up the best ways to save a water damaged phone. Check it out!Chelsea Crockett- phone in rice

  1. If you drop your phone in water, DO NOT press any buttons to see if your phone works. Water will run under the buttons!
  2. If your phone has a case, battery pack, and/or SIM card, remove them immediately! Dry all with a towel.
  3. Sounds crazy, but if water gets in the speaker or battery area, use a straw to try to suck out any excess liquid!
  4. Rice is your best friend! Submerge your phone in a bag of dry rice to suck out any water that’s on the inside of your phone. Leave it in the rice for 24 hours.
  5. After you’ve completed steps 1-4, turn your phone on and wish for the best!

While these steps don’t revive all phones, it’s worth the try! I hope I’ve helped some of you save your phone!

            Chelsea

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Are You Drinking Enough Water?

In the summer fun it’s easy to get caught up in the fruity summer drinks, fresh juices, or soda.  It’s also easy to get distracted and forget about water all…

In the summer fun it’s easy to get caught up in the fruity summer drinks, fresh juices, or soda.  It’s also easy to get distracted and forget about water all together!  It is especially important to keep up with your water intake in the hot summer months.  Not only does it keep you healthy and hydrated, but it has a multitude of benefits for your body including clear skin, more energy, and good digestion.  Check out a few of my red flags below to see if you’re drinking enough water!Chelsea Crockett- drinking water

  1. Are you feeling tired all the time or constantly getting headaches? This could be the result of dehydration.  Water keeps our bodies most important organs functioning correctly.  If you aren’t getting enough H20, your body will start to slow down.
  2. Are you still hungry after a big meal? Chances are you didn’t take advantage of that large glass of water with your food!  Water can fill you up when you feel hungry, but shouldn’t. It also helps your stomach break down foods!
  3. Is your skin starting to look dull? Are large black circles forming under your eyes?  This could be the result of your completion dying for extra water!
  4. Are you achy? Are you still sore from that workout a week ago?  Water acts as a natural lubricant for joints, which making them move easier.  If you’re feeling like a 100 year old woman, drink a large glass of water!

I challenge you to up your water intake this summer!  You’ll be glad you did!

-Chelsea

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Make Your Own Detox Water!

Have you ever had one of those weeks where you ate really badly and didn’t work out?  Times like these can take a toll on your body and leave you…

Have you ever had one of those weeks where you ate really badly and didn’t work out?  Times like these can take a toll on your body and leave you feeling tired and lazy.  For times like this, detox water comes in handy!  By making and drinking this water with a few simple ingredients, your body will feel back on track in no time!  Let’s check out what you need to start detoxifying your body!

  • One large pitcher
  • 3 quarts of water
  • 2 lemons
  • ½ cucumber
  • 10 mint leavesChelsea Crockett- detox water ingredients

Begin by slicing the lemons and cucumber into thin slices, while still trying to maintain all of the juice.  Fill the pitcher up with 3 quarts of water and add the lemons, cucumber, and mint leaves to the water and let it sit overnight in the fridge.  Sip on the water throughout the day and let your body take its course.  This water will rid your body of anything harmful!

It’s an easy way to a fresh start!

XOXO,

Chelsea

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Water Workout!

Summer time = swim time! Swimming is super good for you, and it is super fun to do! I knew swimming was great for your health, I just didn’t know…

Summer time = swim time! Swimming is super good for you, and it is super fun to do! I knew swimming was great for your health, I just didn’t know HOW good! Here are 3 reasons why you should hop in the pool this summer, other than to show off your 5 star cannon ball!

 

1. Easier on your joints: Swimming is an awesome way to exercise and be easy on your joints. Workouts like running are super rough on your joints and can really damage them in the long run, so swimming is a great way to avoid that!

chelsea crockett water workout

2. Increased muscle tone and strength: Have you ever seen a chubby dolphin or a chunky fish? I doubt it! That is because it takes a lot of energy and strength to move through water. Swimming or water activities is considered resistance training because you are pushing against the water and “resisting” it, and it is well known that resistance exercises are the best way to build muscle tone and strength

 

3. Full body workout: Unlike working out at the gym where you focus on one part of your body at a time, such as arms or legs, water exercise works all of your muscle groups at once. It also increases the movement and flexibility of your joints!

 

Now go hop in the pool and get your workout on!

XOXO, Chels

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Coconut Water: Why Drink It?

If you haven’t noticed coconut water is everywhere!  It’s becoming all the rage with fitness fanatics and beach-goers alike!  So why grab a bottle of coconut water rather than a…

If you haven’t noticed coconut water is everywhere!  It’s becoming all the rage with fitness fanatics and beach-goers alike!  So why grab a bottle of coconut water rather than a bottle of regular water?  I’ve researched all the hard-hitting facts about the newest fad drink!Chelsea Crockett- coconut water

Coconut water is more hydrating than regular water!  If you have dry or acne-prone skin, drinking a few cups of coconut water can greatly approve the look of your skins appearance.  Amazing, right?!  This is also great as an after-work out drink or if you’re feeling dehydrated.  Coconut water is also full of electrolytes.  If you fall ill with the stomach flu or find yourself very sick, drink coconut water to replenish your body and give you more energy!  While regular water is always a healthy option, coconut water contains nutrients including calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and sodium, making it the ultimate healthy drink!

If you were curious about coconut water, now’s your time to go out and try it!  Let me know what you think of it!

XOXO,

Chelsea

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The Benefits of Aloe Vera

When I think of aloe vera I usually think of the stuff that I put on my skin after a sunburn!  While that’s one of its main purposes, it’s good…

When I think of aloe vera I usually think of the stuff that I put on my skin after a sunburn!  While that’s one of its main purposes, it’s good for so much more than you would ever know!  Keep on reading to find out how you can incorporate aloe vera in your daily routine!

  • Did you know aloe vera can actually be a juice or water? It can be drank straight or added to your favorite smoothie! It is full of amino acids and minerals including A, C, E,Chelsea Crockett- aloe vera drink folic acid, choline, B1, B2, B3, and B6. If you have stomach problems it can aid in digestion by soothing and cleansing the digestion tract. It can also boost the immune system by stimulating white blood cells.
  • Aloe is a primary ingredient used in the cosmetic industry. It’s great for the skin! Not only can it get rid of a nasty sunburn, but it can also make skin more elastic when used as a cream or gel. This keeps skin youthful looking and flexible!

Next time you decide to make a strawberry banana smoothie or put lotion on your face, think about adding aloe vera to your lifestyle!

Love,

Chelsea

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Importance Of Hydration!

I am sure that you all know that staying hydrated is important, but do you know just HOW important it is? Today I am going to give you the 4-1-1…

I am sure that you all know that staying hydrated is important, but do you know just HOW important it is? Today I am going to give you the 4-1-1 on why hydration is so essential!

1. Water helps with weight maintenance!

Drinking water on a regular basis can help you maintain a healthier weight or even lose weight. Drinking water instead of soda can quench your thirst without adding extra calories to your diet and can suppress or distract your appetite if you drink water when you have a craving. Water is also important for weight loss because your body needs to flush out the byproducts of the fat that it is breaking down.

2. Maintains muscle strength!water

By drinking water every 15 minutes or so during sporting events, you can help keep your muscles strong and active. Water helps your body transport oxygen to your muscles, which makes them more efficient during physical work.

3. Improves your body temperature regulation!

Your body will only function properly when it is within a certain temperature range. If your body temperature is a few degrees too high, it can cause brain damage or harm your vital organs. When you sweat, your body helps itself cool down by evaporating the sweat on your skin. However, you are still at risk for overheating if you are not drinking enough water to replenish your fluids. The solution? Bring a water bottle with you wherever you go and drink regularly!

 

Want to see some ways that you can spruce up your water so that you want to drink more of it? Check out my blog “Spruce Up Your Water”!

XOXO, Chels

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Keep Your Skin From Cracking This Season

 I hope you are all having a lovely fall as we start transitioning into the cold and windy days.  Ice cold temperatures and fierce winds can really take a toll…

 I hope you are all having a lovely fall as we start transitioning into the cold and windy days.  Ice cold temperatures and fierce winds can really take a toll on your skin, especially if your skin is extremely delicate.  Cracking and red patches are very common in the winter months and can leave your makeup looking drab.  The results of this weather change can also leave you looking more tired, for moisturized skin creates the illusion of being energized.   Follow a few of these simple steps to keep your skin looking radiant despite the harsh winter weather.

Try a moisturizer without an alcohol base.  Many drugstore moisturizers have alcohol as an ingredient.  Although lotions are supposed to moisturize, alcohol actually creates the opposite effect.  Try using an all-natural moisturizer made with natural oils such as coconut oil, jojoba oil, and hemp seed oil.  These natural oils can create a thick exterior, shielding your skin from the harshest of winds.  Another way to keep your skin feeling its very best is to wear minimal makeup.  You mustBeautyliciousinsider- Coconut Oil always allow your skin to breathe!  Over applying makeup to those stubborn red patches from the wind can only make it worse…plus, it doesn’t look very good!  Try only wearing cover up foundation and leaving dry patches makeup free.  It’s important that the pores soak up any moisture try can and allow oxygen in.  The last way to have moisturized skin is the simplest.  Drink LOTS of water.  Your skin is made up of about 10-20% of water.  When you are dehydrated, so is your skin.  Keep your skin happy and crack free by drinking a fair amount of water each day.

Don’t worry if your skin becomes difficult for the next couple of months.  It’s normal!  Make sure to be kind to your skin and give it the proper treatment it deserves.  Moisturized skin makes for a happy face!

-Chelsea

All of these Michael Todd moisturizers are organic and perfect for the cold months!

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How to Reduce Bloating

Bloating is a common problem we all face and no matter what we do, it will never fully go away.  Along with over-eating and the struggle with periods, bloating unwantedly…

Bloating is a common problem we all face and no matter what we do, it will never fully go away.  Along with over-eating and the struggle with periods, bloating unwantedly shows up and produces cramps.  For those of you that do not know, bloating is any general abnormal swelling of the abdominal area.  Although it produces pains that may not completely disappear, there are a few tips to help and reduce bloating.

Tip #1: Water, water, water!  Drinking lots of water is the first step to reduce bloating.  Chelsea Crockett - No Soda SignAvoid beverages such as soda or sparkling drinks.  These contain a large amount of carbonation which causes your stomach to grow bigger.

Tip #2: Limit the amount of fiber you put in your body.  Fibrous foods are harder to digest than regular food; therefore, they stay in your gut for a longer amount of time causing you to bloat.

Chelsea Crockett - BananasTip #3: Eat lots of potassium!  Potassium-rich foods such as bananas, mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes, and fish are good for over-bloated tummies.  Although it’s not a main source of potassium, yogurt also helps with digestion.

Tip #4: Watch the amount of food you eat and how fast you eat it!  Of course eating a smaller plate of food will reduce bloating, but did you know the speed of eating does, too?  Eating your food at a slower pace helps your stomach digest things easier; thus, reducing bloating!

Hope this helps you “burst your bubble”Wink.

Love, Chelsea

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