Chelsea Crockett

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Turn Eyeshadow Into Nail Polish!

Do you have any eye shadow that you just don’t use? I have a few colors that I never wear because they don’t go with my eyes and skin shade….

Do you have any eye shadow that you just don’t use? I have a few colors that I never wear because they don’t go with my eyes and skin shade. I don’t like to let anything go to waste, so I found a way to make my unwanted eye shadow into nail polish! Or, if you totally love a certain color of eye shadow but have never found that color in a nail polish, then you can make your own polish! Here is how it’s done:

  1. Break up the eye shadow into a powder and then pour it into a disposable bowl.chelsea crockett nail polish diy
  2. Pour clear nail polish into the bowl with the eye shadow in it, and stir the mixture around with a q-tip.
  3. Take a nail polish brush and use it to paint your nails! You now have your very own custom-made color! And, you got it at a fraction of a price or store bought nail polish.

This DIY is quick and easy, and it is made with items you already have at home! Don’t waste that unwanted eye shadow! Put it to good use!

XOXO, Chels

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DIY Workout Tank!

Who agrees that when you look cute when you work out you feel better and work harder? I know I do! When I wear cute clothes to workout I feel…

Who agrees that when you look cute when you work out you feel better and work harder? I know I do! When I wear cute clothes to workout I feel better about my workout. Do you have an old t-shirt that is shoved in the back of your drawer screaming “don’t forget about me!”? Take that poor shirt out, and transform it into a cute workout shirt with me!

chelsea crockett workout shirt1. Find an old t-shirt that you don’t mind cutting up. Lay it out flat on the floor. Cut the bottom hem off of the shirt and also cut the hem of the collar off. Lay these pieces to the side.

2. Cut the sleeves off of the shirt so that it looks like a tank top. In other words, leave about a two inch wide strap.

3. Turn the shirt over so that the back is facing you. Pull the back of the tshirt straps together and wrap the extra strip you got by cutting the bottom hem off of the shirt around them. It should look like this when you are done:

4. Secure the wrapped straps together.

Viola! Now you have a cute shirt to go work your booty off in!

Get your sweat on, ladies!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

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DIY Sea Salt Hairspray

Although summer may be over, as much as I hate to say it, it doesn’t mean you can’t get those beautiful beach waves all year round!  Many beauty/hair brands have…

Although summer may be over, as much as I hate to say it, it doesn’t mean you can’t get those beautiful beach waves all year round!  Many beauty/hair brands have their own sea salt spray to guarantee beach waves at any time.  Unfortunately, many of these products can be pricey and may contain alcohol which can dry out your hair.  With a few simple ingredients, you can make your own inexpensive and effective sea salt beach wave spray!Chelsea Crockett- beach waves

What you’ll need:

  • Spray bottle
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 4-5 drops of coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons of coarse sea salt or Epson salt
  • 1 teaspoon of hair gel

Place all of the above ingredients into a spray bottle and shake until everything is dissolved.  To achieve perfect beach waves, spray it onto towel dried hair and scrunch with your hands.  Let summer live on forever with beautiful beach hair in no time!

XOXO,

Chelsea

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DIY Leave-In Conditioner

Keeping your hair moisturized is one of the most important things you can do for it. It keeps you ends from becoming dry and brittle and splitting. There are a…

Keeping your hair moisturized is one of the most important things you can do for it. It keeps you ends from becoming dry and brittle and splitting. There are a lot of leave in conditioners out there, but the only problem is that you don’t know what kind of chemicals are in them! Here is a recipe to make your own leave-on conditioner for cheap, AND you know exactly what is going into it so you don’t have to worry about nasty chemicals.mixology-spray-380x260

Leave in conditioner is actually really easy to make, and it is so much cheaper than buying it. Fill an empty spray bottle with 1 part conditioner and 4 parts water. Shake it up to mix it all together. Spray the mixture onto your damp hair when you feel like it needs some extra TLC.

See? How easy was that! Now YOU can make your very own leave-in conditioner!

XOXO, Chels

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Personalized School Supplies

School supplies are soooooo boring!  I’d have to say, the standard notebook isn’t very appealing to the eye.  If you aren’t able to buy binders, folders, and notebooks in multiple…

School supplies are soooooo boring!  I’d have to say, the standard notebook isn’t very appealing to the eye.  If you aren’t able to buy binders, folders, and notebooks in multiple colors, it can be tough to tell your classes apart.  Instead of using a black sharpie to designate a folder to each class, try personalizing it with a few of these crafty tips!Chelsea Crockett- personalized school supplies

  1. Create a backdrop for binders! Using a binder with a clear pocket on the front, print off a piece of paper with a fun design and font with your name and class on it and slide it in the pocket. Now you’ve got a one-of-a-kind binder!
  2. Grab some stickers! Sticker letters are a fun way to label school supplies without being boring. Try labeling your notebook in glitter or neon letters to add a little fun to your supplies.
  3. If you want to get extra crafty, try buying small decals of your first initial. You can use these to wrap around pencils, highlighters, and pens!

Comment below if you have any great ideas for personalized school supplies!  It’s an easy way to make going back to school a little more exciting!

Love,

Chelsea

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DIY Colorful Charm Bangles

Throwing on a bright colored bracelet can spice up any outfit!  Depending on what you’re wearing, finding the right style and color of bracelet can be tricky.  Luckily, there’s a…

Throwing on a bright colored bracelet can spice up any outfit!  Depending on what you’re wearing, finding the right style and color of bracelet can be tricky.  Luckily, there’s a way to customize your own bangles!

What you’ll need:

  • plain metal bangles
  • super glue
  • colorful embroidery floss
  • charms with an open and close clasp (optional)
  • plain rings with an open and close clasp (optional)

Start by placing a small dab of glue on the outside of the bangle and gluing the end of the floss to it.  Once the glue dries and the floss is in place, begin wrapping the Chelsea Crockett- diy colorful banglefloss tightly around the bangle.  If you feel the need to do so, you can add small dots of glue throughout the bangle to ensure that the floss will stay in place.  Once the entire bangle is covered in bright, beautiful colors, secure the floss by cutting it and gluing the end with one more dab of super glue.

If you want to continue on and add charms to your bangle, then add as many charms and plain rings as you want!  Since a bangle cannot be opened up, it’s important for the charms to have a way to be opened and placed on the bracelet.  Try making an array of these bangles to wear up your arm.  It’s the perfect way to add a little color to any outfit!

Have fun!

Chelsea

 

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Bow Back Tshirt

When I am at the gym or out an about, I see girls wearing adorable, cut-up t-shirts. They cut cute designs into the back of the shirts or they make…

When I am at the gym or out an about, I see girls wearing adorable, cut-up t-shirts. They cut cute designs into the back of the shirts or they make the t-shirt into a tank top or crop top. There are so many adorable styles that you can transform your t-shirt into, but today we are going to explore the “bow back” style.

First, you need to locate a t-shirt. This shirt can be an old camp T-shirt that could use a little remodeling, or it could diy-tee-instructionsbe a shirt from your favorite sport’s team that you just want to spruce up a bit. The first step is to lay the shirt out face down
on a flat surface. Next, take a good scissors and cut the collar out of the shirt. Don’t discard the fabric that you cut off of the collar, because you will use it later. Next, draw to horizontal lines, about 4″-6″ apart on the back of your tee. The lines should stop at least a few inches away from the sides of the tee. Cut along the lines. Take the piece of material you saved from the neck and wrap it around the center of the strip of fabric that you created with the cuts above. Add a dab of glue to secure the ends of the ribbing together to create a circle. The back of your shirt should now look like there is a giant bow in the middle!

I love this sweet shirt! It is so cute and flirty. Are YOU going to try this on one of your old T-shirts?

XOXO, Chels

I got the idea and pictures HERE.

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Create Your Own Photo Studio!

If you can’t already tell from my Instagram account, I really love taking pictures!  It can be hard finding enough space on your desk or dresser for picture frames; plus,…

If you can’t already tell from my Instagram account, I really love taking pictures!  It can be hard finding enough space on your desk or dresser for picture frames; plus, they usually only hold one picture!  If you have a lot or a little wall space, check out how you can easily make your own photo studio!

Start by purchasing a slab of magnet, scrap booking paper and a picture frame.  Cut the magnet and scrap booking paper so it fits in the picture frame.  Leaving the glass in or out, place the pattern scrap booking paper face down and the magnet in the frame before securing it.  Hang the frame on your wall and, using small magnets, hang as many pictures as you want!

Another way to hang pictures is to buy an empty frame, twine, and clothes pins.  Take the glass and backing out of the frame and start stringing twine across the frame, securing it with super glue or staples.  Do this from the back of the frame so it stays hidden.  Using clothes pins, hang the pictures across the twine!  Hang your frame on the wall and display your pictures for all to see!Chelsea Crockett- hanging photos with twine

Happy DIY!

Chelsea

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The Perfect Pedi!

Some may say a pedicure is the perfect time to relax, unwind, and get pampered.  I can agree with this.  Freshly painted toes are one of the best feelings in…

Some may say a pedicure is the perfect time to relax, unwind, and get pampered.  I can agree with this.  Freshly painted toes are one of the best feelings in the world!  Unfortunately, most pedicures come at a heavy price; especially if you go regularly!  Instead of hitting up the salon every 2 weeks, try giving yourself an at-home pedicure!  It’s simple and easy; plus, your bank account will thank you!  Give it a try!

As crazy as it may sound, a milk bath is actually beneficial to your feet by smoothing calluses.  Start by filling a bowl with warm water and milk.  Let your feet soak for as long as you’d like!  Next, rub cuticle oil on each toe and start to push back each cuticle with your finger nail.  Rinse each foot and dry them off with a towel!  Now, cut back and file your nails to your liking!

Refill the bowl with clean hot water.  Using a pumice stone or foot scrub, scrub away any dry, unwanted skin.  Be sure to target your toes and heels!  Once your feetChelsea Crockett- painted toenails feel new again, rinse away the dead skin, dry your feet, and lather them with lotion!  Last but not least, pick out your polish and paint away!

Next time you’re dying for a pedicure, but don’t have the money to do so, try giving yourself one!  You may surprise yourself!

XOXO,

Chelsea

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Craft for Travel-Loving Insiders

How many of you lovely Insiders love to travel? I am a travel queen. I love to travel, from LA to New York City. I found a super cool way…

How many of you lovely Insiders love to travel? I am a travel queen. I love to travel, from LA to New York City. I found a super cool way to document all of your travels that is super artsy, but also really creative. Here is what you do…33bcd46da1910d313d1f67145261cddf

Do your parents or grandparents have a globe? If your family doesn’t have a spare world globe laying around the house,
stop by your neighborhood goodwill or thrift store! Once you have your globe, map out all of the places in the world that you have been. Once you have marked all of the places you have traveled, take a drill and drill a hole in all of the spots you have marked. Next, place a light bulb inside of the globe. Plug your light bulb in and watch the magic. The more places you go, the more your globe will light up! Turn off the lights in your room and use the globe as a night light. It also makes a great conversation piece, because you can show people all of the places you have traveled!

What is your favorite place that you have traveled? Comment below!

XOXO, Chels

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From Drab to Fab: Redo Your Old Shoes

I saw a picture of an adorable pair of Kate Spade sneakers the other day. Then I took a look at the price. Yikes!! If you have an old pair…

I saw a picture of an adorable pair of Kate Spade sneakers the other day. Then I took a look at the price. Yikes!! If you have an old pair of white sneakers and a Sharpie, then you can get the look for wayyyy cheaper. Here is how I transformed my drab shoes into fab shoes!

  1. Locate a dime, a Sharpie, a pencil, and your sneakers. Use the dime and pencil to trace the polka dots onto the sneakers. I set a picture of the Kate Spade sneakers in front of me so that I could try and replicate the pattern as closely as I could.
  2. Take your Sharpie and trace the pencil circles with it. Then fill the dots in with the Sharpie. Make sure that the Sharpie is a thick Sharpie so that you can fill the dots in quicker.

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See how easy that was?! And cheap too! You can get the “Kate Spade” look without spending a ton of money! Do you think these shoes are cute? Comment below!

XOXO, Chels

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DIY Sea Salt Spray

I know I have raved about sea salt spray before, but I just cannot get enough of it! It gives my hair a fantastic beachy breezy look that I just…

I know I have raved about sea salt spray before, but I just cannot get enough of it! It gives my hair a fantastic beachy breezy look that I just cannot get enough of. The salt sprays at the store are great, don’t get me wrong, but there is just something about making it myself that I just love! And it is cheaper. How is how to make your own beachy salt spray!thPPVFRHFW

Ingredients:

-8 oz of water

– 2 tsp coconut oil

– 2 tsp coarse salt

– 1 tsp hair gel

Mix all of the ingredients together and put them in a spray bottle. When your hair is wet or damp, spray the mixture throughout your locks and mix it around with your fingers. Rub it all through your hair, scrunch it a bit, and then let it air dry! You will end up looking like you spent a day at the beach. Who doesn’t love looking like that?! Try it out and let me know how you love it!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

 

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Spice Up your Light bulbs!

Sometimes I get in a super crafty mood! I found this really cute idea that involves a Sharpie and a light bulb! Stick around to find out about this sweet…

Sometimes I get in a super crafty mood! I found this really cute idea that involves a Sharpie and a light bulb! Stick around to find out about this sweet DIY!

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So the cool thing about this craft is that when you are finished, the design that you draw onto the light bulb will be projected onto the wall when you light it up! You can look up cool designs or just think of some on your own. You can even use different colored Sharpies if you want the bulb to look funky when it is not lit! In the picture featured, you can see an example of a cool design you can try. Once you are finished with your bulb, screw it into your favorite lamp, take the lamp shade off, turn out your lights, and enjoy the pattern that the bulb projects all around your room!

Try it out and comment below if you love it!

XOXO, Chels

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Make Your Room Brighter for Summer!

Ah!  Summer is almost here!  I can just picture myself laying by the pool with a cool drink in my hand and getting my tan on!  I love to change…

Ah!  Summer is almost here!  I can just picture myself laying by the pool with a cool drink in my hand and getting my tan on!  I love to change up my bedroom to make it brighter and cozier in the summer.  Try a few of these simple tips to get a quick summer bedroom!

Summer is all about the sunshine, so it’s time to ditch those dark curtains!  Try hanging up sheer or light colored curtains in order to let the natural light in.  Leaving your curtains open will help you feel more awake and actually make your room look larger!  Try placing fresh flowers in your room or burning a candle with a summer scent like coconut!  Bright flowers will put you in a happy mood, while a good smelling candle will get your senses going!  If you have dark colored bedding, try throwing on a few bright colored pillows to lighten your bed!  Seeing bright colors Chelsea Crockett- bright bedroomeverywhere will really put you in the summer mood!

All of these changes are quick and easy and can be done in a day!  Get summer ready by doing a slight bedroom makeover!  By the time fall comes around, you’ll never want to change your room back!

Love,

Chelsea

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Sun Tattoo

“Here comes the sun, do do do do…”  That Beetles song has been stuck in my head ever since the start of spring! I, like all of my fellow residents…

“Here comes the sun, do do do do…”  That Beetles song has been stuck in my head ever since the start of spring! I, like all of my fellow residents of the Midwest, am so tired of cold and clouds! I am ready for Mr. Sunshine to show his radiant face! One reason I am more than ready for sun and warm weather is because I found a really cool way to make sun tattoos! What is a sun tattoo? It is when you put a sticker on your skin and then spend the day out in the sun and at the end of the day take the sticker off and you have a pale spot in the shape of the sticker! This is a really cool idea because the pale spot stands out against your tan skin, creating a natural “sun tattoo”.chelsea crockett sun tattoo

A super easy way to make a sun tattoo is to put Elmer’s glue on your skin in the shape you want your sun tattoo to be, and then sunbathe for a while! A really important thing to keep in mind, though, is that you always need to put on sun screen before sunbathing. Those rays can be really damaging to your skin and cause premature aging. The sun tattoo will still show up if you use sunblock. When you think you are done sunning, you can wash the glue off!

Soak up the sun, darlings!

XOXO, Chels

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DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

Just a friendly reminder…MOTHER’S DAY IS COMING SOON! And if you are like me and have a super awesome momma, you want to get her something she will adore! The…

Just a friendly reminder…MOTHER’S DAY IS COMING SOON! And if you are like me and have a super awesome momma, you want to get her something she will adore! The great thing about moms is that they love almost anything that their children get for them! They especially love gifts made by their children! Here are 3 DIY Mother’s Day gifts that your madre is sure to love.

  1. Dry erase magnetic to-do list: moms always have a million and one things to do. My mom has lists all over the place, telling her what she needs to buy at the store, what time our sports practices are, what she needs to get done for the day, all that jazz! This magnetic dry erase list is perfect because she can erase everything she has gotten done so she just sees what she needs to do! All you need is a cheap picture frame, some cute paper, magnets, and a dry erase marker! Attach the magnets to the back of the frame with some glue, put the cute paper into the frame, and you are done! She can write all of her to-dos on the glass of the frame.
  2. Ombre wooden spoons: If your momma likes to cook, then she will love this idea! Go out and buy a set of woodenchelsea crockett wooden spoons spoons and paint the handles different shades of her favorite color.
  3. Colorful spray painted cans: Your momma can store pens, pencils, utensils, anything she wants in these chic cans! Put a bow around them and fill them with her favorite candy when you give them to her! She can even plant her favorite flowers in them!

Shoe your momma how much you love her with these sweet DIY gifts!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

 

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