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What To Look For In a Boy

Do you ever wonder what to look for in a boyfriend? Well have no fear, Chelsea the love doctor is here! Ill give you a few tips on what to…

Do you ever wonder what to look for in a boyfriend? Well have no fear, Chelsea the love doctor is here! Ill give you a few tips on what to look for in order to find a quality boy. J

  1. You have to be compatible! Duh! If he is super sporty and you totally despise all forms of physical activity as well as any sport on the planet, then you might not be such a great match. Ya know what I’m sayin? You have got to have similar likes and dislikes or else you will have nothing to talk about!
  2. Find someone who is easy to talk to. The best feeling in the world is having someone you can share everything with. It is awesome knowing that ifchelsea crockett you have a bad day, there is someone there who can cheer you up.
  3. Find someone who shares the same beliefs and morals as you. You get along so much better with people who share the same ideas about life as you  because they understand why you believe what you do and why you live the way you live.
  4. Find someone you can be yourself around. Find someone who likes you for you! When you can totally be yourself around someone and know that they will like you no matter what you do, then you know that you have found a keeper!

Any boy would be crazy lucky to have you, beautiful lady!

XOXO, Chels

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Would Changing Your Words Make a Difference?

            As I’m getting older, I’m learning that the words we speak are very powerful. You can build someone up or tear someone down very quickly.  Some words are blessings…

            As I’m getting older, I’m learning that the words we speak are very powerful. You can build someone up or tear someone down very quickly.  Some words are blessings and make me feel proud while other words can bring on hurt and pain.  Two quotes that I recently read were: “Don’t speak unless you can improve the silence.” A Spanish Proverb and “If you wouldn’t write it and sign it, don’t say it.” By Earl Wilson (I think that goes for texting too!) 
            Both of these sayings are very powerful.  I think it goes back to my mom always saying, “If you can’t say something nice, then don’t say anything at all!”  I am spending a little timChelsea Crockett - words quotee reflecting on these thoughts which I think we can all learn a little from.  Everyone is searching for signs of encouragement.  I want to be the friend that encourages and builds others up.  Who doesn’t like a friend to rely on when you need a little encouragement?  Find a friend or even an acquaintance that could use some kind words and put some positivity in their lives!  You don’t realize how much of a difference it can make!  Last but not least, I’d like to share one other thought: “Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They’re absolutely free–and worth a fortune.” By Sam Walton
                                                                               XOXO, Chelsea

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Great Gifts for your Guy

It’s your boy toy’s birthday coming up, and you have NO idea what to get him! Ahhhh!! Don’t lose your marbles just yet, because I have some great gift ideas…

It’s your boy toy’s birthday coming up, and you have NO idea what to get him! Ahhhh!! Don’t lose your marbles just yet, because I have some great gift ideas for the dude in your life. Sometimes trying to find a gift for your guy can be a little nerve racking, because you want to get him something that he will not only love, but that he will actually use! Here are some super fun, super creative gift ideas for all of those Handsomeliciousinsiders out there!

Iron man cloths iron: Okay, what guy wouldn’t think this is a total riot? And what better motivation for him to actually help out with the ironing? 😉iron-man-500x388

Candy: Simple. All boys love candy. Arrange it in a cute way, and use all of his favorite candies! The perfect mix of thoughtful and yummy!

Funny t-shirt: Like this funny t-shirt! He will get a kick out of it, and it will make you feel so special when he wears it!

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These were just a few ideas of gifts to get your guy on any occasion. These are just a few to get the gears in your head turning! Good luck finding the perfect gift for handsomeliciousinsider!

XOXO, Chels

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Tips for Surviving a Long Distance Relationship

Are you in a long distance relationship? When I talk to my friends who have been in or are in one, they say that it is really tough. When you…

Are you in a long distance relationship? When I talk to my friends who have been in or are in one, they say that it is really tough. When you are dating someone, you want to be with them and spend a lot of time with them, but when you are in a long distance relationship, you only get to see your boo thang every once in a while. Here are some tips for my ladies who are strolling down the “long distance relationship” road.

  1. Forget the haters. Those people that tell you your relationship will never work? Don’t pay them any attention. Surround yourself with people who will bring you up and support you and help you through the times that you are missing your boy so bad it hurts.4f60dbba30514.preview-300
  2. Plan phone/Skype dates. Communication is important in any relationship, but even more so in long distance relationships. Make plans for a Skype date, like a time and day. Dress up, put on some makeup, do your hair, and act like you are really going on a date. Talk about any and everything with them.
  3. Have a life. What I mean is, don’t sit around the house and mope about missing your boy toy, and don’t not go out and have fun because you think that you can’t because you have a boyfriend. Trust is big, so trust your guy to be able to go out with his friends and have a good time. At the same time, he needs to trust YOU too.

You can do it, ladies! As my boy Hunter Hayes would say “Love don’t know what distance is.” You got this.

XOXO, Chels

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Road Trip Tips

Are any of you pretty ladies road trippin’ this spring break? A few of my friends are, and it got me thinking of some tips I could give you all…

Are any of you pretty ladies road trippin’ this spring break? A few of my friends are, and it got me thinking of some tips I could give you all if you are planning on spending a few hours in the car over break! Here are 3 tips to make your road trip run as smooth as molasses.

1. Make a “road trip” playlist! I have a blog up about some great songs for this spring break, so check it out! When you are listening to tunes, you have your own soundtrack to your trip! It makes the time fly and it will keep you happy and energized. You can add some audio books to your playlist, too, if you want to get some reading in on your trip!chelsea crockett road trip

2. Clean out your ride. Nothing is worse than being crammed in the back of the car along with last week’s McDonald’s remains and forgotten granola bar wrappers. And don’t forget those smelly soccer cleats! Before you leave, clean out everything that doesn’t have a place in your car, and you can even vacuum it for good measure! Keep an empty Walmart bag in the car to throw food wrappers or trash you may accumulate on your trip.

3. Pack a pillow, blanket, snacks, and water. You want to be cozy if you are the passenger, and you want to be fed and hydrated! Also, by keeping your own snacks and water in the car with you, it will allow you not to have to take as many stops to buy food, which cuts down your travel time!

Now go hop in your car, blare “Life is a Highway” and road trip it up!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Love Doctor Chelsea

Welcome to the office of love dr. Chelsea! If you watched my  YouTube vid, then you know it is all about my love life (of lack thereof). Well, since I…

Welcome to the office of love dr. Chelsea! If you watched my  YouTube vid, then you know it is all about my love life (of lack thereof). Well, since I am such an expert on love (okay, maybe not an expert) I thought that I would give you all some friendly relationship advice. Relationships are tough, so a little advice wouldn’t hurt!

  1. Stay independent. When you are in a relationship, it is really easy to want to spend every waking minute with that person. Resist that temptation! I am not saying that it is bad to spend time with them, but everyone knows that girl that blows off all of her friends for her boyfriend, and that is totally not healthy! Doing your own thing every once in a while ad44d43ed81591320331ae17024066d8leads to a healthier relationship.
  2. Don’t try to be perfect, just be honest. Just be yourself when you are with your man candy! He knows that you aren’t perfect, so don’t try to be! Trying to be perfect for him can be exhausting, and it doesn’t show him who you really are.
  3. Don’t take yourself too seriously. This kind of goes with the last one, but I thought it deserved its own category. If you try and take yourself too seriously, then you keep yourself from having fun! Joke around, have tickle fights, just do fun stuff! But also, when the time is right, you can be serious. Joking around can be great, but sometimes you have to take things seriously.
  4. Keep your boundaries clear. When you are up front about your boundaries and morals, it makes dating much easier because they know exactly what you are about! Keep it Christ centered J

The picture I used in this article shows you how joking around can be fun. Love can be a blast, you just gotta have some tips on how to navigate through the waters. Hang on ladies, it can be a bumpy ride!

XOXO, Chels

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Tips to Help you Get Along with your Roomie

Do you have a roommate? Are you going to have one soon? Sometimes they can be your best bud, and other times they can be a pain in your boootay….

Do you have a roommate? Are you going to have one soon? Sometimes they can be your best bud, and other times they can be a pain in your boootay. Living in a room the size of an airplane bathroom can be tough on anyone. Here are a few ways on how to keep your cool with your roomie!

1. Be Honest

If you know you are a night owl or a neat freak, tell your roommate. Ask what their pet peeves are so you know to avoid doing those things, and always try and be open to their opinions and concerns.

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2. Address Issues Right Away

When an argument or problem arises, talk to your roommate immediately. Don’t complain to other people or tweet about it! It is better to calmly approach your roommate and let them know what is bothering you. A lot of issues start off small but can escalate super quickly if they are not addressed right away!

The Golden Rule totally applies here. Treat your roommate as you would like to be treated. This means, don’t borrow clothes without asking or eat your roommate’s food without permission. Don’t bring a ton of friends to the room when you know they have a big exam the next day that they are studying for. Also, always ask before bringing friends over to the room! 3. Be Respectful

 

I hope you have a great time at college, make tons of friends, and even better roomates! J

XOXO, Chels

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Eye Shadow Order!

Putting on eyeshadow is an art. Did you know that there is a certain order that you are supposed to apply your eyeshadow in? By using these simple steps you…

Putting on eyeshadow is an art. Did you know that there is a certain order that you are supposed to apply your eyeshadow in? By using these simple steps you can maximize the effects of your eyeshadow and make your eyes pop! Here they are:

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  1. On the inside of your eyelid, the part closest to your nose, is where you focus the lightest shade.
  2. In the middle of your lid, transition from the light shade to a medium shadow color.
  3. On the outside edge of your lid is where you focus the darker “smokey” color
  4. Use a transition color to blend the dark outside color and middle color together. Check out the diagram to see how to do it!

I use these tips all the time, so I know that you will love them! Try them out and comment below and tell me if they work for you!

XOXO, Chels

 

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3 Ways to Run like a Pro

Running gives me such a release. It relieves my tension, my stress, and it sends my endorphins through the roof. I love learning tips and tricks on how to improve…

Running gives me such a release. It relieves my tension, my stress, and it sends my endorphins through the roof. I love learning tips and tricks on how to improve my form and my running techniques. Here are 3 ways to run like a pro!

 

  1. Learn proper form: It may not seem like a big deal, but having good form is uber important! If you run consistently with improper form, it can take a toll on your body and over time it can injure you. When you are running, keep your head stacked over your spine, relax your shoulders, and tighten that core.running-cheaper-than-therapy-square
  2. Fuel your body: running on an empty stomach is no bueno! You need the right amount of fuel, not too much that you cramp while you run, but not too little that you are running on empty. Eat a small protein packed snack about an hour before you run.
  3. Be consistent: When you don’t run for a while, you have to build back your endurance. If you want to stay fit, then you need to make sure that you are being consistent with your running. It is hard to get back in the saddle when you sit out for a while!

 

Lace up your shoes and hit the trails, ladies!

XOXO, Chels

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How to be Friends with your Ex

Being friends with your ex can be a really great thing. It can also be a really hard thing to achieve! Here are a few pointers to help you become…

Being friends with your ex can be a really great thing. It can also be a really hard thing to achieve! Here are a few pointers to help you become friends with your ex.

1. Make sure that you tow are really interested in being just friends. If you want to start a friendship with an ex with hopes of getting back together, then you are not ready to be friends. Take some time to really think about if you are really ready to be just friends. An easy way to see if you are ready is to ask yourself how you would feel if you heard that your ex was dating someone new. If the thought makes you mad or insanely jealous, then you are not ready!chelsea crockett ex

2. Don’t rush. You may be eager to see your ex again, but keep in mind that you may still have feelings for them and feel emotionally tied to them. Wait to begin a friendship until your emotional feelings have lessened.

3. When you finally do start to hang out with your ex, dress appropriately. You want to look good in front of your ex, but you also don’t want to send the wrong message! Also, when you do meet with your ex, do so in a public place so that you can avoid awkward moments alone!

Like I said, being friends with your ex can be good! You just need to know the right way to go about it.

XOXO, Chels

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Washing your Hair: You’re Doing it Wrong!

Washing your hair: You’re doing it wrong! I had no idea that I was making so many mistakes! Here is an inside look on how to get the most out…

Washing your hair: You’re doing it wrong! I had no idea that I was making so many mistakes! Here is an inside look on how to get the most out of your shower.

 1. If you have long hair, condition first.

Yes, you read right! If your hair is past your shoulders, you can protect your ends by running a small amount of conditioner through them and lightly rinsing, before you shampoo. This not only keeps your ends healthy, it will boost your shine! 

2. Lather up at the scalpwoman-shampooing

You really only need to lather up at your scalp! The hair closest to the scalp is the youngest and oiliest, and the hair at the ends is the oldest and driest! The best way to shampoo is from roots to ends.

5. Don’t rinse and repeat.
There is no need to wash your hair twice.  You can avoid stripping and drying out your hair by only shampooing once. If your hair is super oily, then you can lather up a second time.

I hope these tips give you shiny, voluminous hair, ladies!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

 

 

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Make Your Haircut the Best Ever!

Hi Girls,             Getting your haircut can be a nerve-racking process.  Whether you’re getting a trim or cutting it all off, it’s still a change.  Here are a few helpful…

Hi Girls,

            Getting your haircut can be a nerve-racking process.  Whether you’re getting a trim or cutting it all off, it’s still a change.  Here are a few helpful tips for a worry free salon trip!Chelsea Crockett- hair lengths

  • Bring a picture!  There’s no better inspiration for a hair dresser than to see the vision herself!  This way you’ll be sure to get the cut, color, and style you want!
  • Ask about your shampoo and conditioner options.  Some salons just use the basics, but if you ask, they should be able to use a color treatment shampoo or sulfate free shampoo. 
  • Don’t be afraid to speak up if you don’t like what you see.  Many people feel like they will offend their stylist if they ask him/her to change or stop something.  It’s your hair and you want to like the end product.
  • When you’re finished with your cut and color, ask for style tips!  It never hurts to get a few cute and new ideas for your hair.  You can never have too many hair styles!
  • Make sure you keep up with your hair and get trims.  Dead ends make your hair look lifeless, dull, and dry.  Who wants that?!

Good luck with your next hair cut!

Chelsea

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My Finals Survival Gide!

It is middle March…You know what that means? Finals are coming!! Finals can be mentally and physically exhausting, so it is really important that you are prepared! Here is Chelsea…

It is middle March…You know what that means? Finals are coming!! Finals can be mentally and physically exhausting, so it is really important that you are prepared! Here is Chelsea Crockett’s Finals Survival Guide!

1. Eat a healthy breakfast.

If your stomach is grumbling like a wild banchee in the middle of your finals, not only will it distract you, your brain cannot function as well when it is not fueled! By eating a nutritious breakfast that will fill you up and keep you full all day, like oatmeal and toast and fruit, you are keeping your brain alert and allowing yourself to stay alert during your finals!

2. Don’t cram!chelsea crockett

Cramming right before you take a test is a recipe for disaster. Not only are you totally jumbling and overwhelming yourself, you are also overloading your brain, which can make you forget things that you have already studied! The best thing to do is to study a little bit each day before the final. It is a proven fact that if you study a bit each day, you remember the information soooo much better compared to when you cram!

3. Dress for the occasion.

I know that it is the norm to dress like a hobo for finals, and I am totally guilty of doing it! The only problem with it is that when you dress dumpy, you usually FEEL dumpy. Dress comfortable, but cute! You don’t want to wear your tightest jeans and lowest cut shirt on finals days because you are probably NOT super cozy in that getup. I suggest wearing a cozy pair of leggings and pairing them with a cute sweater and scarf. Cute but cozy! Also, you can keep your makeup light so that you don’t feel oily or uncomfortable during your tests.

 

Good luck Insiders! May the odds be ever in your favor.

XOXO, Chels

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What To Get Your Guy For Valentine’s Day!

So many of my girlfriends are stressing because Valentine’s Day is Friday and they have NO IDEA what to get their boyfriends! So that got me thinking, what in the…

So many of my girlfriends are stressing because Valentine’s Day is Friday and they have NO IDEA what to get their boyfriends! So that got me thinking, what in the world do you get a guy for Valentine’s Day?! I did my research. It is so hard to know what to get a guy! Here are 3 ideas on what to get your dude for Valentine’s Day:

1. The first suggestion I have is for new couples that have just started dating. A really safe gift for a guy is candy. You cannot go wrong! Go to Walmart and buy a bunch of different kinds of candy, put it in a box or a gift bag,

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and wrap it up. He will love it and his taste buds will too! Candy isn’t an awkward gift and it isn’t super romantic so it is perfect for new couples!

2. Guys love hats. Especially athletic guys! Get your beau a hat with his favorite sports team’s logo on it, or get him a hat in his favorite color. He will love it and you will love seeing him wear it because YOU picked it out! Hats are a safe gift for both new couples and couples that have been dating for a while.

3. This next gift is for couples that have been dating for a little while (a few months or longer). Buy him a cool pair of headphones and make him a CD of all of his/your favorite songs. Put songs on it that remind you of him, put the song that you guys say is “your song” on it, any song that you think he will like and that will remind him of you! I am sure that he will love it!

Good luck gift hunting, ladies! Hopefully these tips took some of the pressure of Valentine’s Day shopping off of you!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Attention: Calling All Procrastinators!

How many of you lovely ladies are procrastinators? Don’t be ashamed, we all have our own separate ways that we procrastinate, whether it is waiting until the last minute to…

How many of you lovely ladies are procrastinators? Don’t be ashamed, we all have our own separate ways that we procrastinate, whether it is waiting until the last minute to write a 10 page paper on the Great Wall of China, or saying the infamous “I’ll get to it later” when referring to cleaning the unrecognizable pile of who knows what in your room. That is all well and good, but did you know that procrastination can actually affect your health? Crazy, right? Let me explain. 

Procrastination is a huge stress factor. It is a behavior that leads to stress because you keep putting off things that really need to be done, and when it is crunch time you have so much to do that you Hands and sport watchcannot handle it all. If you keep putting things off, the stress of the event will just keep building up and building up. If you get it done and out of the way, then the stress is eliminated! When it comes to a big school project or paper, work on it a little bit at a time instead of waiting until the last minute. If you work on things little by little, then it is a lot easier to get done, and if you wait until the last minute, you are probably not going to do your best work because you are rushed. By procrastinating, you can also be missing out on great opportunities. If there is a scholarship or job that you need to apply for, do NOT put it off! If you put it off, someone else could get it. How disappointing would THAT be? Procrastination also threatens happiness. The more stressed you are, the less happy you are because the stress weighs you down. Stop procrastinating and see what a difference it can make in your life!

 

I know you can do it!

XOXO, Chels

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