Chelsea Crockett

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3 Best Wave Sprays for Wavy Hair

People with wavy hair all understand the same struggle… either your hair is too curly or too flat, and there’s barely ever an in-between!  Most wavy-haired girls use spray products…

People with wavy hair all understand the same struggle… either your hair is too curly or too flat, and there’s barely ever an in-between!  Most wavy-haired girls use spray products to give their waves a little extra lift.  I’ve read up on a few of the best products for making your waves extra wavy that are guaranteed to stay in all day!

  • Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray. Chelsea Crockett - Wavy Hair This is one of the most popular sea salt sprays when it comes to creating the perfect beach waves.  You can spray it on clean, damp, or dry hair for texturized, tousled waves.  I prefer using it after a day at the pool or beach, especially if you need the perfect on-the-go hairstyle!  
  • Moroccan Sea Salt Spray.  We’ve all heard of either Moroccan or Argan oil and know that both can make our hair soft and shiny.  This product is part of the Moroccan Surf Collection and leaves your hair feeling light and soft yet looking shiny and beautiful at the same time!   
  • Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray.  Although the other two sprays mentioned above can be found at a local drugstore, you’ll have to go to Sephora to give this one a try!  This is one of my favorite sprays because it works for all hair types, not just those already blessed with wavy hair.  It’s perfect for a day at the beach because it guards against the sun’s drying effect on your hair.  It’s truly the best of both worlds!

Which product do you use to keep your waves in?  Let me know below!

XO – Chels

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5 Tumblr-Worthy Hidden Gems around the U.S.

If you’re like me, then you love finding beautiful places to explore, especially when you didn’t even know they existed!  I always scroll through Tumblr and Instagram and find the…

If you’re like me, then you love finding beautiful places to explore, especially when you didn’t even know they existed!  I always scroll through Tumblr and Instagram and find the most beautiful spots that I can add to my bucket list.  Here are five that you should add to your own “must-see” list!

  • Garden of the Gods – Colorado Springs, Colorado.  If you’ve never been, this place is amazing!  It’s filled with huge rocks and trees surrounded by the beautiful Rocky Mountains.  If you want a good photo op, then this is the spot for you!   
  • Tamanawas Falls – Mt. Hood National Forest, Oregon.  If you want to submerge yourself in nature, visit this jaw-dropping waterfall.  It’s a big of a trek to get there, but it’s so worth it!Chelsea Crockett - Fort Jefferson
  • Fugitive Beach – Rolla, Missouri.  This place isn’t the most well-known in the country, but where I’m from, it’s a go-to hotspot!  People around the St. Louis area love to go there to hang with friends and even cliff jump!
  • Blue Lakes – San Juan Mountain, Colorado.  You’d never think that this blue of water actually exists in Colorado, but you’d be surprised at how vibrant the water is!  It’s so pretty and the mountains are an added perk.
  • Fort Jefferson – Key West, Florida.  Fort Jefferson is a historic landmark that’s been around for decades and is now a beautiful tourist destination!  Look at the picture to the right to see for yourself!

Which spots do you want to visit?  Share with me in the comments below!

  XO – Chelsea

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Items For Your Day At The Beach

Do you live by a beach or are you planning on going on a beachy vacation this summer? Then you definitely need a beach day survival guide! Now that I…

Do you live by a beach or are you planning on going on a beachy vacation this summer? Then you definitely need a beach day survival guide! Now that I am living in California and am within driving distance of the beach, this list is a lifesaver! Here are my must-have items that don’t go to the beach without.c26-b001e96nys-1-l

  1. Makeup removing wipes: To keep your face fresh and clean! They help clear the sweat off of your face and get that pesky smudged mascara off of your under eyes.
  2. Hand sanitizer: In case you touch anything icky or have some beach snacks you want to nibble on.
  3. Sunblock and lip balm: To keep your skin protected! Sunburns are really dangerous and even your lips can get sunburned, so be sure to lather up with all the spf you can. You can even get sunscreen for your hair to protect it from damaging rays!
  4. Sea salt hair spray: For beachy waves even before you hit the beach, and to perk up your hair post-ocean.
  5. Anti-humidity shine spray: To keep those beachy waves at bay and keep frizz away!
  6. Floppy hat: Keep the sun out of your eyes AND make a fashion statement!

Now you are ready to get some sand in between your toes and some salty spray on your face.

 

XOXO, Chels

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Mirrored Sunglasses: The Newest Trend

Sunglasses are always changing styles and trends at all times throughout the year.  That being said, summertime is the perfect time for purchasing a new pair of sunglasses for those…

Sunglasses are always changing styles and trends at all times throughout the year.  That being said, summertime is the perfect time for purchasing a new pair of sunglasses for those long days in the sun.  Mirrored sunglasses are a huge trend in the accessory world at the moment.  Here are a few of my fave brands and products that are worth a look!

My favorite feature of this trend is the variety of different colored lenses.  Whatever your favorite color may be, you can find different shades and hues of which you prefer.  If you like bright colors, you can purchase a pair like the ones below.  You can find them in pink, blue, green, purple… the possibilities are endless.  Maybe even get a couple pair to match with your outfits!  Chelsea Crockett - Mirrored Sunglasses

There are several brands that have paired this trend with fun frames to make unique, stylish sunglasses.  If you’ve read my article about Quay Australia, then you know they’ve perfected this look!  They are just one of the several brands that offer fun, mirrored sunglasses that bring accessories to a whole new level.

Jump on the trend and purchase a pair for yourself!  What other styles are you into this summer?  Share with me below!

XOXO – Chelsea

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Summer Swim Fixes

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

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

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

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

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

XO – Chels

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Sand Cloud Towels & More

I love companies that donate some of their proceeds to a good cause.  That way, my purchase not only helps a cause in need but makes me feel better about…

I love companies that donate some of their proceeds to a good cause.  That way, my purchase not only helps a cause in need but makes me feel better about where my money is going.  Sand Cloud is a brand that donates 10% of their sales to marine wildlife organizations that share their same mission! Chelsea Crockett - Sand Cloud Towel

Sand Cloud doesn’t work alone.  They’ve partnered with companies that work to preserve marine wildlife as well such as Oceana, San Diego Coastkeeper, and Surfrider Foundation.  For example, they partnered with San Diego Coastkeeper to host a beach cleanup to continue protecting the beaches they love!  Tons of Sand Cloud fans joined the team and helped to eliminate trash such as plastic wrappers and styrofoam cups.

As far as their merchandise, their several different patterned towels are the focus of their brand.  They also offChelsea Crockett - Sand Cloud Toweler water bottles, backpacks, and phone cases, as well!  Their towels, like the one on the left, are sand resistant and good for laying out at the beach.  They have tons of different colors and patterns that have a boho feel to them.  If you’re super interested in the brand, you can even sign up to become an ambassador and receive discounts and other rewards.

If you’re hittin’ up the beach this summer, I urge you to sign up today and order your own Sand Cloud towel!

Love, Chelsea

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Running on the Beach 101

Are you going on a beach vacay this summer, or do you live by the beach? Running on the beach is a really awesome total body workout because the sand…

Are you going on a beach vacay this summer, or do you live by the beach? Running on the beach is a really awesome total body workout because the sand provides resistance that sculpts and tones your body. An added bonus, the ocean is just a few feet away for a post-run cool down! Here are a few beach-running tips.

  1. Pick your time wisely: Humidity and heat encompass warm weather areas, so it is best to run either early in the morning or in the evening around sunset. The sun will be less intense and it there will be cooler temps.Beach Run
  2. Know the tide: Low tide is early in the morning or in the evening, which means the sand will be harder and more even under your feet. This is easier on your joints and is better on your body. But, if you run in the middle of the day when the sand is more mushy it can be a good booty workout!
  3. Footwear: Running barefoot in the sand strengthens your feet and ankles. But, to keep your feet safe from sharp objects and shells it may be wise to wear shoes.

Start slow, take it easy, and work your way up to longer runs, just like you would with any other form of exercise. I cannot think of a more enjoyable way to exercise than a run on the beach!

XOXO, Chels

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3 Swimsuit Cover-up Styles for Summer!

Whether you live by the beach or the pool, you’ll not only need cute swimsuits to wear while spending your days in the sun but stylish cover-ups to go along…

Whether you live by the beach or the pool, you’ll not only need cute swimsuits to wear while spending your days in the sun but stylish cover-ups to go along with them! There are three styles that are unique, trendy, and perfect to quickly slip on over your suit.

  1. Wrap cover-ups are one of my favorite trends this summer. The picture on the right shows an example of a stylish wrap dress that’s super easy to throw on for days at the beach. I love how simple and light it is for long days spent in the sun!Chelsea Crockett - Wrap Cover-up
  2. When I think of a cover-up, I want something that’s light and can bear the heat. Lace cover-ups fit this description perfectly! Such as the one above, lace allows a breeze to cool you off much easier than other cover-ups. It’s my go-to for a hot day in the sun :)!
  3. Tunic cover-ups are more on the fashionable side. You can find them in all different colors, materials, patterns, etc. These are more common and easier to find throughout the mall, at department stores, etc. Along with lace cover-ups, they’re light, cool, and easy to throw on!

Which style is your favorite? Let me know below!

XO – Chelsea

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Halloween Inspiration Straight from the Runway

Fashion month just ended…aka I’m having major FOMO! Even though I’m still waiting to attend a fashion week of my own, it didn’t stop me from constantly keeping up with…

Fashion month just ended…aka I’m having major FOMO! Even though I’m still waiting to attend a fashion week of my own, it didn’t stop me from constantly keeping up with the month of fashion. Between snapchats, magazines, and Instagram, I was fully kept up! A few designers that caught my eye were Betsey Johnson, Jeremy Scott, and Hood by Air. Their shows were so fun and lively, which got me thinking about Halloween. Keep on reading to find out how I got Halloween inspiration straight from the runway and a few pics to recreate the looks!

Betsey Johnson is known for her crazy patterns, energetic shows, and of course…closing every show with her famous splits! This year’s show was inspired by bright colors, flowers, and rainbows. This gave me major inspiration to be a 70’s flower power girl! Break out the bright eye shadow, hair crimper, bright flared jeans, and platform shoes!Chelsea Crockett- betsey johnson makeupChelsea Crockett- Betsey Johnson

I would love to get inside Jeremy Scott’s mind. His designs are genius and youthful. This year, Jeremy’s runway show made me think of 80’s disco girls. Start by teasing your hair as high as it’ll go, slip on a sequin dress, and throw on some heavy eyeliner! Now you’re the dancing queen!Chelsea Crockett- Jeremy ScottChelsea Crockett- Jeremy Scott Hair

The Hood by Air show as crazy! Instead of traditional contouring, they decided to contour without blending! This gave the models a very harsh, almost scary appearance. If you’re looking to be a zombie this year, try out this technique with any colors you’d like!

My final favorite Halloween inspo came from Tommy Hilfiger. His spring/summer collection was inspired by Jamaica and got me in the mood for the beach. Try dressing up in floral attire (Hawaiian print), beachy waved hair, and/or a swimsuit cover-up!   Chelsea Crockett- Tommy Hilfiger

Comment below what you’re being for Halloween!

            -Chelsea

 

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Beach Day Must-Haves

Do you live by a beach or are you planning on going on a beachy vacation this summer? Then you definitely need a beach day survival guide! Here are my…

Do you live by a beach or are you planning on going on a beachy vacation this summer? Then you definitely need a beach day survival guide! Here are my beach must-have items that ensure I have the best time ever.2227627

  1. Makeup removing wipes: To keep your face fresh and clean!
  2. Hand sanitizer: In case you touch anything icky or have some beach snacks you want to nibble on.
  3. Sunblock and lip balm: To keep your skin protected!
  4. Sea salt hair spray: For beachy waves even before you hit the beach.
  5. Anti-humidity shine spray: To keep those beachy waves at bay!
  6. Floppy hat: Keep the sun out of your eyes AND make a fashion statement!

Now you are ready to get some sand in between your toes and a salty breeze on your face.

 

XOXO, Chels

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My Favorite Bikini!

A lot of you have been commenting on my Hawaii pictures asking where I got my bikinis from!  I recently discovered Triangl swimwear and am OBSESSED!  Triangl is an Australian…

A lot of you have been commenting on my Hawaii pictures asking where I got my bikinis from!  I recently discovered Triangl swimwear and am OBSESSED!  Triangl is an Australian brand for girls who love adventure!  The bikinis are made of neoprene, the same material made for wetsuits, so they’re perfect for a wet’n’wild beach adventure!  It’s time to hit the beach!  Chelsea Crockett- Triangl Bikinis

On the website, you pick out each bikini by set.  There are triangle, bandeau, and balconnet style tops, as well as standard and tie bikini bottoms!  Their newest crochet style is absolutely amazing!  While the bikinis may seem expensive, they’re such great quality and will last a long time!  Check out the website and comment below your favorite bikini style!  Happy browsing!

XOXO,

Chelsea

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Products to Cure Your Beach Depression!

When this time of the year rolls around, my excitement for summer starts to kick in. (And all of the pics of my friends at the beach over spring break…

When this time of the year rolls around, my excitement for summer starts to kick in. (And all of the pics of my friends at the beach over spring break surely don’t help!) The warm weather is finally here where I live which is one step closer to no school and sunny days! There are a few products I love to use when summer withdrawals start to kick in.

  1. I love covering myself in lotion the minute I get out of a warm shower. Chelsea Crockett - Bath and Body Hawaiian ScentsThe number one place to shop for my fave lotions is Bath & Body Works® (of course!). They have a line of Hawaiian scents in lotions, gels, body washes, etc. You can get a mango surf scent from Maui or a beach coconut smell from Waikiki. There’s a couple other aromas you can choose from as well!
  2. One of my top goals each year is to (hopefully) get as tan as I can during the summer! And with prom right around the corner, I like to try a couple self-tanners out to see if they can get the job done a little early. One that I’ve tried that turned out looking extremely natural is the L’Oreal® Sublime Bronze™ Tinted Self-Tanning Lotion. It doesn’t leave streaks and leaves you with a bronzed, beautiful body!
  3. During the summer, my hair actually turns a lot lighter! It’s like the sun gives me natural highlights, which I love! There are products that actually speed up this process and enhance those highlights. Sun-In hair lightener works really well and can be bought for only $4.99 at Ulta (or you can buy online, just click here!). You have to be careful because using too much might not turn out too well. Read the directions carefully and you’ll be just fine!

Hopefully these give you a sun kissed feeling when you’re missing the warm weather!

XOXO – Chelsea

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Beach Hacks!

Which way to the beach? I know I’ll be dreaming of being ocean side all summer long. Although for most of these sunny months I’ll be stuck in the Midwest,…

Which way to the beach? I know I’ll be dreaming of being ocean side all summer long. Although for most of these sunny months I’ll be stuck in the Midwest, I’m hoping I will get to adventure out to the coast for a few days. I know I am not the only one who is taking a trip to the beach. So for those of you who are, here are a few beach hacks to make your trip not only fun, but affordable and fabulous!

If you are in need of a cute tote bag but don’t want to spend the money, I have the perfect solution! Every-day local stores like Target, Marshalls, TJ Max, etc. all sell extremely affordable yet fashionable totes. You can find one as cheap as 99 cents!

When going on vacation, I like to Chelsea Crockett - Cover Up Dresspack a few stylish swimsuit cover ups along with my swimwear. I love, love, love lace or floral cover ups like the one on the right. Although cover ups are only worn for the walk to and from the beach/pool, I have recently discovered another use that’s worth a share! You can buy a slip (or if you have one that matches your cover up from another dress) and wear it under your lace or see-through cover up. Just like magic! Your cover up is transformed into a simple evening dress that you can rock to the night festivities!

Lastly, if you and the rest of your beach crew are sometimes a little forgetful, you may forget to buy the most important necessity for your trip… sunscreen! A quick trip to Target is an easy fix. One brand that often goes unnoticed is Coppertone’s baby sunscreen. Although the bottle says it is made specifically for babies, it works just fine for anyone.  Many of us have sensitive skin, so this sunscreen is perfect for us!

I wish the best of luck to all of you preparing to hit the beach this summer! – Chels

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Benefits of the Beach

Who doesn’t love a trip to the beach?!  It’s the perfect place to unwind, get a tan, and have some fun!  Many don’t know this, but going to the beach…

Who doesn’t love a trip to the beach?!  It’s the perfect place to unwind, get a tan, and have some fun!  Many don’t know this, but going to the beach has a handful of health and beauty benefits.  Check out how a trip to the beach can make your body happy and make you feel even more beautiful!

Taking a few days vacation from your busy schedule is extremely important. Sometimes, we try to accomplish too much and let ourselves get overly stressed.  This can lead to lack of sleep, weight gain, and mood changes.  Our brain and bodies need time to relax!  Sunlight is even proven to decrease depression!  As to our physical appearance, the beach is our best friend.  The sun is a natural source of vitamin D, which leads to healthy skin.  The salt in the ocean can also help clear up acne. (HINT: go all natural at the beach. NO makeup!)  You can even accomplish the perfect beach-wave hair!  If you haven’t gotten a pedicure in awhile or have seriously dry feet, heading to the beach can cure the problem!  Sand naturally exfoliates dead sin off your feet, leaving them smooth and soft!

I think it’s time we all pack up and head to the beach.  Who’s with me?!

Love,

Chelsea

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The Benefits of Salt Water!

Summertime is all about the pool and the beach!  Believe it or not, swimming in a salt water pool or the ocean actually has its benefits!  When it comes to…

Summertime is all about the pool and the beach!  Believe it or not, swimming in a salt water pool or the ocean actually has its benefits!  When it comes to your hair and skin, salt water works wonders.  No wonder our skin is bronzed and glowing in the summertime!Chelsea Crockett- beach hair

  • Salt water is a cleaning agent and a miracle for acne prone skin! The salt is very affective in clearing mild acne and can help smooth over scars. When you pick at zits, they can often start to bleed and scab over. Salt water helps clean out those sores and heal them faster!
  • Have you ever noticed how your hair is dry after swimming in the ocean? That’s because salt water acts as a natural shampoo. It rids your scalp of oils that make your hair greasy and dirty. It also acts as an exfoliator for your scalp and can help get rid of dandruff!
  • Salt water can help clear your head. If your nose is stopped up, salt water can help clear your nasal passages so you can breathe again! It’s a wonderful, natural way to take care of your sinus problems!

Instead of going to the dermatologist or doctor this summer, hit the beach instead!  It’s time to jump in the ocean!

XOXO,

Chelsea

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Vacation Workout!

Ah vacation!  It’s the perfect time to relax, eat large amounts of food, lie in the sun for hours, and become the definition of a “beach bum”.  Even though you’re…

Ah vacation!  It’s the perfect time to relax, eat large amounts of food, lie in the sun for hours, and become the definition of a “beach bum”.  Even though you’re taking a break from real life, this doesn’t mean you should take a break from your mind and body.  Of course, this is all part of the fun, but it’s important to get up and moving during your vacation!  Check out a few simple ways to exercise while on vacation!Chelsea Crockett- hiking

  • Jog or walk the beach in the morning! The beautiful scenery will keep you wanting more, while each step in the sand works your calf muscles. Plus, if you get sweaty just jump into the water!
  • If you’re near the mountains, go for a hike or a long bike ride!
  • Try picking up a new sport like surfing, paddle boarding, or kayaking.
  • Who said you shouldn’t exercise your mind on vacation?! Try putting your phone away and reading a book or playing a game of Sudoku.
  • Find the nearest water park or amusement park! You won’t even realize how much you’re walking!
  • Hit your hotel or resort gym. Try out all of their fancy workout equipment!

Next time you take a vacation, challenge yourself to be as active as possible.  You’ll come back from vacation feeling refreshed!

Love,

Chelsea

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