Chelsea Crockett

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Key Areas to Contour and How to Do It!

Contouring is the biggest fad in the makeup industry right now!  Basically, it’s highlighting and bronzing key parts of your face to either make them stand out or be covered…

Contouring is the biggest fad in the makeup industry right now!  Basically, it’s highlighting and bronzing key parts of your face to either make them stand out or be covered up.  It’s a great way to make your face look flawless.  While contouring can make you look radiant, knowing how to do it is key.  It can look quite “clown-like” if done incorrectly.  Check out how to contour the most important features of your face! Chelsea Crockett- contouring cheek bones

What you’ll need:

Contouring palette (light and dark)

Light eye shadow

Beauty Blender

Nose: For the effect of a slimmed down nose, place the dark color along the outside bridges of your nose and the light color along the top.

Cheek bones:   For the look of super-model high cheek bones, suck in your cheeks and apply the dark color into the sunken in area.  Add the lighter color to the cheek bones themselves. 

Eyes:  To make your eyes pop, apply a light, shimmery eye shadow to the entire lid and the dark color along the bone above the lid. 

The most important part of contouring comes last: blending.  When applying the light and dark colors, just put a stripe across each area.  Then, blend both colors together so no lines are visible.  The result?  A picture perfect face!

Enjoy experimenting with makeup!

Love,

            Chelsea

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Longer Workouts vs. Shorter Workouts

Ah the epic battle of working out. When life gets busy, it’s easy to put working out at the bottom of the list. Many people think that if they don’t…

Ah the epic battle of working out. When life gets busy, it’s easy to put working out at the bottom of the list. Many people think that if they don’t have a solid hour to set aside for a good workout, then it’s completely pointless. FALSE! While long workouts are certainly beneficial, they are not always necessary. Sometimes, you can get a greater fat burn in a quick 30 minute workout! “How” you may ask? Keep on reading…..Chelsea Crockett- HIIT

While doing the same workout over and over may be healthy for you, eventually, you will stop seeing results. If you want a toned body, you’ve got to try new workouts and change up your routine. Long workouts are great, especially for cardio. For the greatest results, boost your heart rate up by walking for 3 minutes and running for 5. That 3 minutes will give you a nice little rest, while the 5 minute run will force your heart rate to go up faster than a standard jog… burning more calories. For on-the-go days, a quick work out can give you the same results. The only catch? You’ve got to give it your all! Look up HIIT circuits (high intensity interval training). This is a mix between body weight training and cardio. On these days you can choose between arms, legs, abs, or a full body workout. If done properly, you can burn a crazy amount of calories! You also get the benefit of after-burn (burning calories once you’re done working out).     

All in all, it’s important to incorporate both into your weekly workouts. Keep your body on top of its game by switching things up!    

XOXO,

            Chelsea

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Preserve That Pedi!

Getting a pedicure or doing your own is a summer must! It’s essential to have fabulously, colorful nails that stick-out with any outfit! It’s the only thing that won’t get…

Getting a pedicure or doing your own is a summer must! It’s essential to have fabulously, colorful nails that stick-out with any outfit! It’s the only thing that won’t get ruined in the summer heat (aka: frizzy hair and melted makeup). So how exactly do you keep that pedi going strong after all that your feet go through?! Follow these simple tips for a long-lasting pedicure!Chelsea Crockett- cuticle oil

Have you ever walked on a sandy beach and noticed how dry your toes look after a certain amount of time? Like your skin, your nails can become dry and brittle. This also contributes to your polish chipping. Keep your toes moisturized and polish silky-smooth by applying cuticle oil to the area. It’s also important not to shower after “just because your toes are dry”. Give it a few hours before getting in water. There’s always a possibility that a little pocket can allow water to get under the polish.

If you’re doing your own pedicure, begin by cleaning your toes with acetone. This removes all oils from the toenails, which allows polish to stick better! It’s also important never skip the base and top coat! This will save you the time of touching them up in a few days. When you’re finished putting color on each toe, make sure there’s no polish on your skin. If there is polish attached to your nail and skin, the polish can tear off very easily. No one wants that!

Now get off your computer, go find some fun nail polish, and get your pedi on!!

            -Chelsea

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Mask For Your Feet?!

Everyone knows that a facial mask every once in while is great for your skin! It’s an easy way to deep clean, minimize pores, and get rid of dry skin!…

Everyone knows that a facial mask every once in while is great for your skin! It’s an easy way to deep clean, minimize pores, and get rid of dry skin! Our feet, like our face, need the same kind of treatment! Unlike our facial skin, our feet get the rough end of the deal. Between walking barefoot, exercising, and wearing heels, it’s no wonder our feet can start looking a little under the weather. It’s time for a quick pick-me-up with foot masks!Chelsea Crockett- foot mask

You’re probably wondering what a foot mask is. Here’s how it works: first you slip on a pair of plastic socks (pretty funny looking). Next, you pour a liquid solution into each “sock” making sure all dry patches are fully submerged! Then, tie off each “sock” and let your feet soak for a little. As time goes on the solution will begin to get under the dry skin. Once you’ve let your feet soak for a decent about of time (10-15min), rinse your feet off under warm water and watch the magic happen! Your skin will begin shedding right in front of your eyes. Yes, it sounds gross, but the results are baby-soft skin!

There are multiple brands that make these masks, so look up one that sounds appealing to you and try it out! Comment below how you keep your feet soft and smooth, especially in the summer!

XOXO,

            Chels

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Common Eye Makeup Mistakes

It’s easy to throw on makeup and run out the door. We’ve all done it; but have you ever looked in the mirror afterwards and seen the damage you did?!…

It’s easy to throw on makeup and run out the door. We’ve all done it; but have you ever looked in the mirror afterwards and seen the damage you did?! I know I’m guilty! There are so many little details we don’t think about when putting on eye make, but they’re VERY important. Keep on reading to find out the most common eye makeup mistakes, so you can stop doing them today!

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Before you begin your makeup process, priming your eye lid is SO important! Throughout the day, our shadow can start to bunch up in the creases of our eye lids. By priming your eyelid, your shadow will stay in place! Once that step is complete, it’s time to pick your shadow color. Less is more, people!!! During the day, stick to nude colors. Too many people over do their daytime eye makeup, which can look very off. Also, make sure to blend! You don’t want it to look like you put a line of color on your eye. Incorporate a little blending of the eye shadow with your upper eyeliner as well. When it comes to your water line, only apply liner to the outer corners. By putting a harsh line under your entire eye, you’re creating the illusion that your eye is smaller. No one wants that! Last, but not least, highlight! While this step might seem small, it plays a very big role! Dusting a beige or champagne highlighter in the inner corner of your eyes brightens your entire look, ties everything in, and makes your eyes whiter and bigger.

Next time you’re applying makeup, think about some of these mistakes! Are you committing a makeup crime?!

Love,

            Chelsea    

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How to “Tontour”

No time for contouring?  No problem! Contouring is applying dark and light colors in specific areas of your face and blending them together.  While the end product looks amazing, it…

No time for contouring?  No problem! Contouring is applying dark and light colors in specific areas of your face and blending them together.  While the end product looks amazing, it can be very time consuming.  Tontouring is the next best thing!  It’s like contouring, but much quicker.  Check out how you can have a flawless complexion in 1…2…3!Chelsea Crockett- tontouring

Tontouring is applying self-tanner to specific areas of the face to add depth.  The best part?  Gradually, the self-tanner will stay and you won’t have to apply it every day!  So how do you do it?  Start off with a base by applying self-tanner all over your face.  Next, apply a darker shade of self-tanner under the cheek bones, down the sides of your nose, under your nose, and along your hairline on your forehead.  I suggest using a gradual self-tanner for the base and a regular self-tanner for the tontouring; but be careful, regular self-tanner tends to be streaky, so make sure you blend it in well!  Once the self-tanner has dried, continue doing your makeup as you normally would. 

Happy tontouring!

            Chelsea    

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Walking Workout!

Working out isn’t for everyone. The thought of going on a long run or weight-lifting is enough to keep many on the couch. If those options don’t sound appealing to…

Working out isn’t for everyone. The thought of going on a long run or weight-lifting is enough to keep many on the couch. If those options don’t sound appealing to you, going on a long walk can be just as beneficial! While a normal walk doesn’t reap the same benefits as a run, there are a few ways to pump up your walk to burn even more calories! Follow these simple steps to a great walking workout.

  1. Pumping your arms at a fast pace will increase your speed and give your arms some cardio!
  2. Do one minute intervals of small, quick steps!
  3. Set a goal for each day’s work out and don’t stop until you reach it!
  4. If you’re hiking or on a grassy terrain, use poles to help build upper muscles.
  5. Make sure to keep your back straight! When your bones and muscles are aligned you can walk faster and torch more calories!
  6. Keep the same pace!
  7. To add strength training to your work out, stop every 5 minutes and do one minute of push-ups, squats, sit-ups, etc.

Now you don’t have any excuses not to work out! It’s time to get up and get moving!

XOXO,

      Chelsea

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The Right Way to Layer Face Products

If you’re like me, then your morning and nightly face routine mas multiple steps.  Of course, nothing comes easy when it comes to getting your face prepared for makeup or…

If you’re like me, then your morning and nightly face routine mas multiple steps.  Of course, nothing comes easy when it comes to getting your face prepared for makeup or sleep!  If you put on more than one product, it’s important to put them on in the right order.  I know it can be easy to throw everything on at once, but you’ll start to notice a different when applied properly!Chelsea Crockett- face products

Serum is best used as the base.  It’s a sort of primer for other products to come.  If you use spot treatment, put that on next and rub it in very well.  Then, you can apply all over treatment.  Continue with your normal moisturizer, letting it dry fully.  End the process by applying SPF.  This step is so important for healthy, youthful skin!

For your nightly routine, begin with serum, retinol, or any prescription products given.  After, apply targeted treatments such as rich eye cream for dark circles.  End the whole process with moisturizer and hit the hay!

It may seem like a process, but it’ll be so worth it once you start seeing results!

XOXO,

Chelsea

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When Life Gives You Lemons…Use Them!

When talking about beauty and health, most people think about makeup, medicine, or products!  Believe it or not, some of the best beauty and health “products” can be found in…

When talking about beauty and health, most people think about makeup, medicine, or products!  Believe it or not, some of the best beauty and health “products” can be found in the grocery store aisle!  Lemons are an amazing, tasty fruit that can be used to heighten your beauty routine and create a healthier you!  Check out how you can start incorporating lemons into your daily routine. Chelsea Crockett- lemon and honey

  • Lemons are full of vitamin C. If you’re feeling under the weather, add lemon juice to your water or tea for a quick boost!
  • If you have acne, cut open a lemon, add a dash of honey to the slice, and rub it over your skin. Leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing it off with cold water. If you’re trying to get rid of dark spots or scars, continue this process (minus the honey) daily until you see the results you’ve been looking for!
  • Mix together 1 tsp. with lemon juice for a homemade teeth whitener! Rub the paste on your teeth with a Q-Tip and leave on for 1 minute (this solution is very strong).
  • If you have oily skin, dab lemon juice on problem areas using a cotton ball before bed!
  • Create your own hair mask to get rid of dandruff by combining lemon juice with honey, coconut oil, and olive oil.
  • If you’re planning on being out in the sun all day, spritz your hair with lemon juice to naturally highlight it!

Next time you’re at the grocery store, pick up some lemons!  You’ll be happy you did!

Chelsea

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The One Brush You NEED In Your Makeup Bag

We all know putting on makeup is so much fun!  However, finding the right brush can make a world of difference to your look.  I have recently found a contouring…

We all know putting on makeup is so much fun!  However, finding the right brush can make a world of difference to your look.  I have recently found a contouring brush that is double-ended.  It has two sets of bristles and can be used for different applications.  One end of the brush has a round shape and the other end has a flat, slanted edge.  The slant allows for perfect application precisely where I want it.  The slanted side also has flowing fibers which allow for more pigment distribution.  It is wonderful for applying bronzer!

The rounder edge is fluffy and helps to apply powder and blush.  It’s great for swirling powder-based products.  This brush is also fab for blending liquid concealer to hide my dark eye circles!  The next time you are at a beauty store, look for a brush of this kind.  You’ll be glad that you did!  Comment below and let me know if you have a brush that’s just right for you!

XOXO,

Chels

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Is There A Correct Time To Shower?!

Everyone is made differently and everybody’s bodies react to germs, the outdoors, and other factors differently as well.  The way your body reacts can give you an indication of when…

Everyone is made differently and everybody’s bodies react to germs, the outdoors, and other factors differently as well.  The way your body reacts can give you an indication of when the right time to shower is for you.  It’s all about feeling your best and cleanest at all times!

You should take morning showers if….

  • You’re okay with waking up early. A morning shower is a great way to help wake you up and get your day started!
  • You’re a night sweater.  If you tend to sweat in your sleep, it’s easy to wake up feeling gross.  A morning shower can take that gross feeling away real quick!
  • You’re in a fairly clean environment.  An argument to showering at night is that it’s healthy to get off all the germs before you go to bed.  If you have a day with low activity, showering in the morning is just fine!

You should take night showers if…

  • You like to feel clean before going to bed!
  • You’ve been outside all day or in an unclean environment.
  • It helps you relax.
  • You have dry skin.  This way, you can lather your clean body with heavy moisturizer and lotion before going to bed. 

Whether you shower in the morning or at night, always be sure to take your makeup off before you go to sleep!  This way, your pores don’t have a chance to absorb extra dirt!   

            -Chelsea 

 

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Make Your Own Green Tea Shake!

I go to California often; sometimes for work, sometimes for fun. I love Cali! On my last trip for BeautyCon LA, my friends and I decided to take a breakfast…

I go to California often; sometimes for work, sometimes for fun. I love Cali! On my last trip for BeautyCon LA, my friends and I decided to take a breakfast trip to Urth Caffe (you know, that organic restaurant all the celebs Instagram). I was very curious to try their blended green tea drink! I immediately fell in love and looked up how to make it on my own. I want all of you to try it too! Bring Urth Caffe to your kitchen!Chelsea Crockett- matcha green tea

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Blender
  • 1 tablespoon of 100% matcha green tea leaf powder
  • 1 cup of any type of milk (soy, skim, almond, etc.)
  • 2/3 cup of ice  
  • Sugar or Stevia (optional)

It’s pretty simple. Combine all the ingredients into a blender and enjoy! You can add a few drops of mint (my favorite) or vanilla flavoring, or a banana to change it up. If you want your drink more or less “shake-like” you can add as little or as much ice as you’d like. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

XOXO,

            Chelsea   

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At-Home vs. Salon Hair Color

Dying your hair can be fun, but it can also be disastrous! It can be messy, turn out the wrong color, or look splotchy! There is a lot of debate…

Dying your hair can be fun, but it can also be disastrous! It can be messy, turn out the wrong color, or look splotchy! There is a lot of debate whether or not getting your hair dyed at a salon is actually worth it. While it is definitely more expensive than doing it yourself, the results are far better than box dye. Find out why!Chelsea Crockett- salon dye

  • Dye takes the moisture out of your hair leaving it dry and brittle. Salon dye is better quality than box dye, which is healthier for your hair. You’ll notice less split ends and a silkier result with salon dye.
  • Stylists know how to fix a mistake! There are specific products used to fix a dye mishap. Professional stylists know how to fix the problem without worsening or damaging your hair.
  • Salons are equipped with the proper tools, including foil and applicators.
  • Many people don’t know that there are multiple steps if you want to go much lighter or much darker. Most of the time, a stylist has to strip the hair of its color before the desired color can be applied. If you go straight into using the box dye, the color may turn out entirely different!
  • When dying your hair at home you have to be very careful! Dye can ruin your clothes, towels, or furniture. It’s much more powerful than you think!  

Next time you want to change up your hair, stop by your nearest salon!

XOXO,

            Chelsea

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Scare Yourself

It’s easy to stay in your comfort zone. Taking a leap of faith, changing something in your life, or going to a faraway land can be very scary! Many don’t…

It’s easy to stay in your comfort zone. Taking a leap of faith, changing something in your life, or going to a faraway land can be very scary! Many don’t realize that taking these chances can be the best decision of your life. I always wonder what life would be like if I didn’t decide to start my channel. It’s hard to even imagine! I’m so thankful for the chances that I’ve taken. It’s time that we all scare ourselves a little!Chelsea Crockett- If your dreams don't scare you they're not big enough

Do you ever find yourself stuck in the same old routine? Do you have big dreams that seem unachievable? Side note: They’re not! One of my favorite quotes is, “If your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough.” Change is scary, but how can you grow if you don’t welcome change? Scare yourself by traveling across the ocean, changing up your look, or taking on a job or task that seems too big to handle. The result will surprise you. Not only will you believe in yourself more, but you’ll have the confidence to take on even bigger challenges! I never thought I’d be making YouTube videos for millions of people, but it’s given me the drive to try bigger things. I promise: if you scare yourself, the end result will change you (in a good way, of course)!

XOXO,

           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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BeautyCon LA 2015

AH INSIDERS!! BeautyCon LA was absolutely dreamy and I can’t wait to tell you about it! I was so excited to get to hug so many of you in person!!…

AH INSIDERS!! BeautyCon LA was absolutely dreamy and I can’t wait to tell you about it! I was so excited to get to hug so many of you in person!! The smiles I saw made what I do so worth it!

The LA weekend started off with the Teen Vogue and Neutrogena party with a bunch of my beauty babes. We live all over the U.S., so getting to hang out with some of my fav YouTube friends is always a blast! I love soaking in every moment. The next morning I headed over to the AwesomenessTV Studios to discuss some secret projects *wink, wink*! Once the meetings were over, I got some time to soak in the Santa Monica sun with Lexi, Ana, Rachel, and my family! Now that the day was over, I was pretty excited to get to bed after a long day (who doesn’t love a nice and fluffy hotel bed?). Let’s just say sleeping was a little difficult with how excited I was. Next stop? BEAUTYCON!Chelsea Crockett- BeautyCon LA

Pulling up to BeautyCon gave me a rush of excitement! I couldn’t wait to get to my meet and greet to see you all. When I saw how many of you were lined up I couldn’t believe my eyes! You guys are incredible!! I wish I could’ve meet and talked to each and every one of you! Thank you for being the high light of my day! I also had a panel later in the day with Barbie! It was so fun to meet new faces, including Madison Pettis (like whaaaat?!), and I love hearing all the amazing girls talk about their journey! I was excited when my website got brought up at the panel. My team and I put so much work in it, which was so rewarding to talk about!

I could talk about my BeautyCon LA experience forever! If I had to sum up the weekend in two words it would be: THANK YOU! Thank you for watching my videos, thank you for lifting me up, and thank you for putting a smile on my face. I do it all for YOU! I love my Insiders and hope to see you next time I attend BeautyCon!

XOXO,

            Chelsea      

 

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