Chelsea Crockett

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Pore Filler: What it Is and What it Does

What is pore filler? What does it do? Well, to be honest, it does exactly what the name says, it fills your pores! I’ll explain what it is and why…

What is pore filler? What does it do? Well, to be honest, it does exactly what the name says, it fills your pores! I’ll explain what it is and why you need to give it a try.

What it is: Pore filler helps to erase the look of large pores. You smooth it on your face like you would a makeup primer before applying your face cosmetics.2503344

Why to use it: If you have large pores or just want to cover up your pores, this is for you. Using this can help smooth inconsistencies and large pores to help your makeup go on smoother. It also helps combat oily skin, because the larger your pores are the more oily your skin is!

The best products: NYX and Benefit Cosmetics both have great pore fillers. Baby Skin also has one called “Instant Pore Eraser” that I have used and definitely recommend. Pore fillers can actually be pretty pricey, so my recommendation is to either ask for a sample or buy the smallest bottle you can so that if it doesn’t work for you, you aren’t stuck with a whole bottle of it!

Try it out and see what you think! Comment below if you have ever used pore fillers and what you thought of them.

XOXO, Chels

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How to Keep Your Eye Makeup from Running

Although summer is the most difficult season when it comes to keeping your makeup from melting off your face, no season is immune to the dangers of running makeup! Here…

Although summer is the most difficult season when it comes to keeping your makeup from melting off your face, no season is immune to the dangers of running makeup! Here are some makeup artist-tested ways to keep your eye makeup from running during the day.mascara

  1. Powder it up: After lining your upper lids, go over it with translucent powder using a fine liner brush. When it comes to lower lashes, use a seer pressed powder along your lash line before and after applying eyeliner.
  2. Moisturize wisely: Extra moisture on your face will make your makeup smudge, so keep the moisturizer low key around your eyes before applying makeup.
  3. Try waterproof: Use waterproof eyeshadows and pencils to keep your eyes smudge-free! It is the simplest solution.

Not even an emotional Adele music video will make your makeup smudge!

XOXO, Chels

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How to Maintain Your False Lashes

I don’t wear false lashes very much, but I have a few friends who swear by them. They say you can reuse them 5-10 times, but after a while the…

I don’t wear false lashes very much, but I have a few friends who swear by them. They say you can reuse them 5-10 times, but after a while the glue and mascara starts to build up on them and make them yucky! Here is the best method to clean your falsies to get the most use out of them.

You will need:

  • Small bowl or cupLC3
  • Oil based eye makeup remover (or coconut oil or olive oil)
  • Tweezers
  • Tissue

Once you have removed your false lashes, drop them in your small bowl or cup. Pour makeup remover or oil over the lashes until they are completely covered. Let them sit for about an hour or you can even do it overnight. After they have soaked, use your tweezers to gently swish them around in the oil to loosen up any glue and mascara left over on the lashes. Use the tweezers to place the lashes on top of a tissue to help soak up some of the oil, then use the tweezers to pick off the remaining glue. Place a few tissues on top of the lashes and let them sit for an hour or so to absorb any of the leftover oil. This is the last step! The lashes should now be mascara and glue-free!

 

Put the lashes back in the original container to store them! Good as new.

XOXO, Chels

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Are You Using Your Cleansing Brush Right?

Do you use a cleansing brush like a Clarisonic? If so, there are some crucial steps you really cannot skip when it comes to your cleansing routine! This doesn’t just…

Do you use a cleansing brush like a Clarisonic? If so, there are some crucial steps you really cannot skip when it comes to your cleansing routine! This doesn’t just mean cleaning the brush, it deals with so much more! Read on to learn about how to get the most out of your cleansing brush.

  1. Use plenty of face wash and water: Fill the entire inner circle with cleanser, about a quarter sized amount, and then use the brush. Also, make sure you soak your brush in water to get the best pore cleaning action.clarisonic-mia-2-sea-breeze_1
  2. Keep it clean: Don’t share your brush…ever! Not with friends, not with siblings, no one! You don’t want to share bacteria with all of them! Clean the brush head with shampoo to keep the bristles clear of residue and oil after every few uses.
  3. Don’t double exfoliate: Make sure you don’t use cleansing soaps that have microbeads or other rough exfoliates when using the brush. Double exfoliation is really rough on your skin!

Keeping that brush clean will help you get better skin, and longer use out of it!

XOXO, Chels  

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Strobing Vs. Contouring

I am 99% sure most of us are at least a little bit aware of what contouring is. For those who are maybe a little unsure of what it is…

I am 99% sure most of us are at least a little bit aware of what contouring is. For those who are maybe a little unsure of what it is all about, it involves tons of shading and highlighting using different makeup products to accentuate the curves and lines of your face. Contouring can totally transform your face and change your look. But… it is so darn difficult to do! It takes tons of work and lots of practice to get it down. Let’s face it, we have all tried to contour our faces, only to get half way and look like a clown and give up.  So, what if you want a sculpted face but do not have time (or motivation) to contour? Introducing: strobing.GigiHadid_Strobing_F

Strobing is a new kind of contouring that takes a fraction of the time and effort. Instead of using a darker color and a lighter color to shade your face with makeup, all you use is highlighter. Apply it to the center of your forehead, under your eyebrow bone, your chin, the inner corner of your eyes, and the tip of your nose. It brightens up your face and takes much less work (aka it is harder to mess it up)! You can use a dewy, sheer highlighter or you can make it super easy on yourself and use a highlighter stick. Just find a window and use a mirror to see where the sun naturally hits on your face. Then use highlighter on these spots.

Strobe away!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Why to Sleep with Your Hair in a Bun

I have always been told to NEVERRR sleep with my hair up because it can cause breakage and for the hair to be brittle. I sleep in braids sometimes to…

I have always been told to NEVERRR sleep with my hair up because it can cause breakage and for the hair to be brittle. I sleep in braids sometimes to wake up with wavy hair, and sometimes I go to bed with damp hair and wake up with awkward waves and flat spots. Contrary to popular belief, sleeping with your hair in a bun is actually pretty beneficial. dsc_0171Here is why!

Sleeping in a loose bun will prevent your hair from getting those awkward waves and flat spots mentioned above. It also helps prevent your locks from getting all tangled and frizzy while you sleep because it isn’t rubbing against your pillowcase. Also, sleeping with your hair in a bun can add a bit of extra volume and curl if you add texture cream to your damp locks before tossing them in a topknot and going to sleep. When you wake up you will have loose waves and volumized hair. It’s easier than sleeping in braids because it takes less time!

I may have to start sleeping in a bun! Will you be trying this out?

XOXO, Chels

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Applying Eye shadow: You’ve Been Doing it All Wrong

Are you ever stalking a beauty guru on Instagram and you just get mesmerized by their eyeshadow? Like, you’re stuck wondering “how in the world do they shade that so…

Are you ever stalking a beauty guru on Instagram and you just get mesmerized by their eyeshadow? Like, you’re stuck wondering “how in the world do they shade that so well…and how long did it take them to do that?!” That was me a few years ago, until I asked a fellow beauty blogger what her secret to on-point eyeshadow was. Turns out I was doing it wrong the whole time! Here is how to get perfect shadow every time.

Step 1: Apply eyeshadow primer to your eyelids.Eye-Makeup-Tutorial_Eyeshadow-Horizontal-Gradient-Method_2

Step 2: Use a makeup brush to apply a light shade like nude or gold to your lids.

Step 3: This is where I had it all wrong. To apply the darker shades like brown or black to your creases, keep your eyes open. Yes, open! Brush the darker shadow into your creases and repeat on each eye. The “eye open” method allows you to be able to compare your shadow on each eye because you can see the whole time, plus it helps you keep the natural shape of your eyes! AKA, this helps your makeup look more natural.

Try this eyeshadow trick out for yourself and see if it makes a difference in your shadow skills!

XOXO, Chels

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Contour Your Face in 5 Minutes

When I think about contouring my face, all I can think about how time consuming it is going to be. That is no longer the case with this brand spankin’…

When I think about contouring my face, all I can think about how time consuming it is going to be. That is no longer the case with this brand spankin’ new contouring method that takes only 5 minutes! I’ll tell you all about it.

What you will need: a dark shadow for contouring and a highlighter for highlighting, and a tapered brush or a blusher brush.04-gucci-gifs-loren-12.w529.h352

The key: accentuate the places where shadows normally fall on your face. This place is below your cheekbones, and to accentuate this area use your brush to measure a straight line from your ear to the side of your mouth like you are sucking in your cheeks, then place the contour there.

The method: load up your brush with bronzer or whatever contouring makeup you are using, then brush the excess off on your hand and lightly bring the color along the line you traced on your cheek with your brush earlier. Bring the excess bronzer on the brush up to your temple and blend it to connect it with your hair line.

Next, highlight: Highlight the top of your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, under your brow bone, and your cupids bow. Or, if you want to keep your look a little more natural, choose a few to highlight instead of all of them.

 

Wham bam, you are done! Just simple bronzer and highlighter can do the trick when it comes to a quick contour!

XOXO, Chels

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Time Saving Beauty Tips

Lets face it. We all want to look beautiful every day (especially right when we wake up), but sometimes it is hard to find the time. I am always looking…

Lets face it. We all want to look beautiful every day (especially right when we wake up), but sometimes it is hard to find the time. I am always looking for ways to save time on my beauty routine so I can get an extra few minutes of shut eye in the morning. 😉 Here are tips that have helped me out over the years!

  1. Mix a little highlighter with your foundation: By doing this your skin will look fresh and glowing. Such a simple fix to tired download (4)looking skin!
  2. Shave with baby oil: Instead of reaching for shaving cream when you are shaving, grab some baby oil! It keeps your legs smoother for longer, and it helps your razor last longer, aka saving you time in the long run.
  3. Double time: Kill two birds with one stone by lining your eyes and curling your eyelashes at the same time. Just put eyeliner on the curler and boom bam.
  4. Tame your frizzies: Spray a little hairspray on a toothbrush, then use the brush to calm your flyaway hairs. Your hair will look neater and like you spent tons of time on your hair when you really did it in a jiff.

Hopefully these tips save you some time!

XOXO, Chels

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Become a Concealer Master

Concealer is a life-saver, but only if you know how to use it. It took me a while to master the art of concealer! Finding the right color for you…

Concealer is a life-saver, but only if you know how to use it. It took me a while to master the art of concealer! Finding the right color for you can be tricky, plus applying it the right way is a mystery to most! Here are my top 5 tips on everything concealer related.

  1. Color is key: There are shades of concealer that will help neutralize your specific skin tone! If you have dark purple spots around your eyes, use red concealer to cover them up and neutralize the dark circles. To find what concealer color works best for you, look at the undertone of your under eye circles.
  2. Different concealer formulas work better on different parts of your face: You may need a few different concealers in different colors to help cover everything. You can use a concealer that is skin tone, but having the right formula and color for the job makes a huge difference.concealer
  3. When to apply: Apply concealer after foundation to prevent brushing the concealer away. It also helps you use less concealer! Top it all off with powder.
  4. Let your concealer set: Let your concealer “cook” or melt onto your face for a few minutes. Your body heat will warm it up, and it may change color or texture a bit. After it has melted a bit, then you can work with it and blend it into your foundation.
  5. If you like to keep things simple: If you are more of a “do the minimum” makeup kind of person, just apply concealer under your eyes, at the corners of your mouth, and next to your nose. It will help you camouflage redness or darkness in those areas quick as a flash!

Hopefully these tips help you conceal to your heart’s desire!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

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Save Your Hair from Exercise Damage

You know those girls that walk out of the gym with perfect hair? Like, not one strand is out of place or frizzy (ahem, Taylor Swift)? I envy them. After…

You know those girls that walk out of the gym with perfect hair? Like, not one strand is out of place or frizzy (ahem, Taylor Swift)? I envy them. After I work out, my hair is a sweaty mess! Little did I know that working out/going to the gym can cause some serious hair damage. Now, don’t let that stop you from kicking butt in your next workout, we just need to learn how to treat our hair while, before, and after we exercise. This will do our hair a favor in the long run.

  1. Prep your hair before pumping iron: It may seem silly to spend time on your hair before you work out, I mean, it’s going to get messed up anyway. Right? But, spending a few seconds on your mane pre-workout is a must if you want great post-workout locks. Use dry shampoo on your roots before you work out to prevent excess moisture in your hair from sweat.bella-reverse-french-braid
  2. Too-tight ponytail: If your ponytail too tight it can be damaging your hair! Plus they can make dents in it and if you want to style it afterwards you can pretty much forget it. Try a loose, high bun for post-workout volume, or try a fishtail or another type of braid for loose waves after you take it out.
  3. Protect yo-self: If you work out outside, you need to protect your scalp from the sun. Scalp sunburns= the least fun you will ever have. My advice is to wear a cute running hat or ball cap when you exercise outside. Functional AND cute. Also, be gentle when brushing your hair post-workout. It can get pretty tangled when you’re getting your sweat on, so go easy on it to prevent damage.

If your goal is long, healthy hair, keep these tips in mind the next time you head to the gym.

XOXO, Chels

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Beauty Sponge Maintenance 101

My Beautyblender is my best friend. It is a makeup sponge like no other! It helps my foundation go on smooth, airbrushed look that I totally love. There are other…

My Beautyblender is my best friend. It is a makeup sponge like no other! It helps my foundation go on smooth, airbrushed look that I totally love. There are other brands of makeup sponges just like the Beautyblender, too! Here is how to use your preferred makeup blending sponge to its fullest.

  1. Use the sponge damp: dampening the sponge before you use it to get that streak free, dewy finish we all dream of.
  2. Clean it often: Clean the sponge with cleanser every day to make sure it stays bacteria and mold free.blender 1
  3. Keep it out: Don’t store your sponge in a baggie or in a place with no air flow. It rarely happens, but it could get moldy! Storing it in a baggie will also cause bacteria to start growing.
  4. Replace after 3 months: After using your blender for more than 3 months it can start to rip or tear, and it can start to get yucky. Once the 3 months are up, you can use repurpose the blender into a stain remover, a sponge for nail art designs, or anything else creative you can think of!

Take these tips and use them when caring for your makeup blender so you can get the most benefits out of it!

XOXO, Chels

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Brow Color 101

Brow maintenance is a mystery to me. How am I supposed to know what product works best for my brows? Is it brow pencils? Powder? Gel? Pens? It can be…

Brow maintenance is a mystery to me. How am I supposed to know what product works best for my brows? Is it brow pencils? Powder? Gel? Pens? It can be overwhelming! There are so many ways to keep your brows on fleek. Here is a mini guide to the basic ways to fill your brows!

  1. Brow powder: If you want a more subtle, softer look opt for brow powder or a matte eye shadow that is a little lighter than your brows. Use an angled brow brush to outline and fill your brows with the powder using gentle strokes.
  2. Brow pencil: This is the simplest way to shape and fill your brows. They come in many shades so you can find the perfect color to match your brows! If you use short, light strokes to fill your brows it will look perfectly natural.41TwhLB9HbL._SY300_
  3. Brow marker: This is the least popular method of shaping brows, but it still deserves a mention! Brow markers have the benefit of persistence- they stay on for hours and won’t smudge easily!
  4. Brow gel: If you have crazy unruly brows, use brow gel to tame and fill them. You can even use Vaseline to shape your brows if you already have dark thick ones.

Combine one or two of these methods to create the perfect brow routine for you! Get those eyebrows on fleek, girl!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Filling in Your Brows 101

The way you do your eyebrows can make or break your look. Some girl tweeze their poor brows until they are skinny as a pencil mark, either purposefully or unintentionally….

The way you do your eyebrows can make or break your look. Some girl tweeze their poor brows until they are skinny as a pencil mark, either purposefully or unintentionally. Some girls wear theirs super bushy! Whatever way you wear them, eyebrows can transform your face. Here are a few brow-filling tips to make sure your eyebrows are on fleek.

  1. Brow powder vs. brow pencil: In order to fill your brows the best you can, use two shades of brow powder or pencil to structure your brows and give them definition.
  2. Make sure you’re using the right color: Don’t pick the shades that match your brow hair exactly. Instead use shades that are a tad lighter. You also want to keep your skin tone in mind. If you have darker skin you want to use a chocolatey color with some warmth. If you have lighter skin, go for a sandy, light brown combo.2b9fbbbbf368190370d1c31b64b09397
  3. Use concealer to prep: Before you start filling in your brows, take concealer or subtle highlighter and blend it on top and underneath each brow. This gives your brow color something to stick to and defines your brows.
  4. Start under the arch of your brows: Use a small angled eyebrow brush to apply the darker shade of brow color to the underside of your brows on the arch. It frames your eyes! Just make sure you don’t make the arch too high, you don’t want to look angry!
  5. Finish things off: After you are done filling those brows to the best of your ability, use brow gel to hold everything in place. We wouldn’t want you to have Albert Einstein crazy brows at the end of the day!

Hopefully these tips help you make your eyebrows on point!

XOXO, Chels

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Skin Tips for Outdoor Workouts

If you are a runner or enjoy working out in the cold, you need to protect your skin from the chilly temps and wind! Your skin can be damaged by…

If you are a runner or enjoy working out in the cold, you need to protect your skin from the chilly temps and wind! Your skin can be damaged by the sun and by windburn. Here are a few tips on how to protect your pretty complexion when heading out in the cold.

  • Cover your skin: Wear mittens, a scarf, a headband to protect your ears, and on really cold days, a face mask for your nose and cheeks!moisture
  • Say yes to sunscreen: Even if you are going to be out for a short time, always put on sunscreen before you go out. This protects your skin from both sun and windburn. Also, don’t forget chapstick, your lips can get sun and wind burned too.
  • Be prepared: Check the weather report before you go outside to workout. If the weather is super cold, plan to only stay out for a short time. Stick to slow-moving activities that won’t cause the wind to hit your face and give you windburn.

Keeping your skin damage-free is mega important, so be sure to follow these cold-weather skin tips!

XOXO, Chels

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How to Tame your Frizzy Hair

If you asked me what annoys me the most in the world, frizzy hair would definitely make the top 5 on my list. All I want is silky, shiny, flowy…

If you asked me what annoys me the most in the world, frizzy hair would definitely make the top 5 on my list. All I want is silky, shiny, flowy hair like you see in those Pantene commercials. Is that too much to ask? Part of it is my fault. When your hair is dry or damaged, it becomes frizzier and frizzier. I want to break up with my frizzy hair, and this is how I plan to do it.

  1. Turn down my hot tools: Using high heat on your hair can cause your hair cuticles to swell (= frizz) so turn the temp down for minimal frizz.frizzy-blonde-hair-400x400
  2. Wash my hair less frequently: Washing your hair too often strips your hair if its natural oils and can make it dry out. Dry = frizz. Use dry shampoo to help your hair stay manageable between washes.
  3. Deep condition: Deep conditioners seal your hair cuticles and prevent humidity from getting to your hair. More moisture= less frizz.
  4. Use sulfate/alcohol free products: Sulfates dry the heck out of your hair, which causes it to soak up the humidity, which = frizz. Alcohol swells the hair cuticle which = frizz, so look for products that are alcohol and sulfate free.
  5. Avoid touching my hair: Every time you touch your hair you are breaking up its natural pattern which can cause frizz.

 

Kiss your frizzy hair goodbye!

XOXO, Chels

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