Chelsea Crockett

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College Starter Pack

For those of you that just graduated high school, you will all soon be going your separate ways and following your different paths.  Whether your friends are going to college…

For those of you that just graduated high school, you will all soon be going your separate ways and following your different paths.  Whether your friends are going to college close to home or moving into a school across the country, everyone could use a college starter pack to take along with them!  It’s a perfect gift idea for upcoming grad parties. That being said, here’s what you’ll need to put in it!

  • Gum.  Chelsea Crockett - Freshman Starter KitOkay, but really… You can never have too many packs of gum, especially as a college student!  Having gum at-hand to pop in during class or after the dining hall is essential!
  • A pic of you and them.  Get your favorite picture of you and them developed for them to put it up somewhere in their dorm room.  You can even frame it so they can use it as decoration!
  • Advil.  This is essential considering your mom won’t be there to take care of you when you get sick!  It helps to start you off with some medicine in case you get a head or stomach ache.
  • An adhesive phone pocket.  If you don’t know what these are, they’re a stick-on pocket you stick to the back of your phone.  This is perfect for holding your dorm access keys, college ID, money, etc.
  • Microwavable meals/snacks.  These are crucial!  Having food you can make right in your dorm are one of the most important must-haves of college.  Late night snacks will come in handy!

I hope this makes your college transition a little easier! 🙂

Love, Chelsea

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DIY High School Graduation Gift Ideas

It’s graduation season ladies and gentlemen, which means lots of graduation ceremonies, parties, and gifts!  If you have a lot of graduation parties to attend, the gifts can get pretty…

It’s graduation season ladies and gentlemen, which means lots of graduation ceremonies, parties, and gifts!  If you have a lot of graduation parties to attend, the gifts can get pretty expensive and start to add up.  Here are a few DIY gift ideas that are just as good as any other graduation gift but won’t break the bank!

  • DIY canvas.Chelsea Crockett - Canvas  I know this might seem pretty basic, but creating a canvas to match your friend’s dorm room is a fun, artsy gift!  You can add her favorite saying, verse, quote, etc. like the picture on the right.
  • High school scrapbook.  If you guys were close in high school, ask your friends to put together a page to add to a scrapbook for her!  You and your friends can even all go in on it together.  It’s thoughtful and memorable!
  • A bracelet/necklace/keychain with their school’s colors.  There are so many Etsy DIY accessories that you can customize to say certain things or be a certain color.  Customize it to have her name on it or her class year and her future school’s colors!
  • Freshman year survival kit.  Everyone could use one of these!  You basically put together a basket, or “kit,” filled with different essentials every freshman needs such as pencils, snacks, band-aids, etc.
  • College gear.  I know when I left for college, I wanted every shirt, sweatshirt, bumper sticker, etc. that my school had to offer!  Order something online or check out the college’s bookstore for a cute shirt or other souvenirs!

Which idea is your favorite?  Let me know in the comment section below!

XOXO – Chelsea

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Sweet Summer Fruit Salsa

Fruit salsa is one of my favorite summer snacks. The tangy and sweet combo is such a refreshing treat! I made this for my mom for Mother’s Day and she…

Fruit salsa is one of my favorite summer snacks. The tangy and sweet combo is such a refreshing treat! I made this for my mom for Mother’s Day and she loved it. Here is the recipe so you can surprise YOUR mom with a tasty and (kind of) healthy dessert.

Ingredients for cinnamon chips:

  • 10 flour tortillas
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Ingredients for salsa:

  • 2 apples
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup chopped kiwi
  • 1 pound strawberries
  • ½ pound raspberries
  • 4 tablespoons raspberry preserves

For the cinnamon chips, spray each tortilla with cooking spray on both sides, then sprinkle the cinnamon/sugar mixture over both sides. Cut the tortillas into slices with a pizza cutter, then place them on a baking sheet for 8 minutes at 350 degrees. For the fruit salsa, first, finely chop the apple and add the lemon juice to it. Mix. Finely chop the strawberries and kiwi, then the raspberries. Add all ingredients to the apples and combine. Then add in the raspberry preserves and mix. Refrigerate for about 10 minutes, then serve!

The cinnamon chips give this recipe a delicious sugary addition! It is a time-consuming process to make this salsa and the chips to eat it with, but it is so worth it in the end.

XOXO, Chels

 

 

Recipe via: http://www.spendwithpennies.com/fruit-salsa-with-cinnamon-crisps/?crlt.pid=camp.V9IuitTxJOlJ

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Natural Ways to Keep Skin Clear

I recently did a video on YouTube about how I cleared my acne, have you seen it? If not, a quick recap is that I started using a product called…

I recently did a video on YouTube about how I cleared my acne, have you seen it? If not, a quick recap is that I started using a product called “Curology” and I am absolutely in love! This acne prevention medication is custom tailored for your skin and monitored by a licensed dermatologist, so this will work with any skin type. But, for those of you who like to go the more all natural, DIY skincare route, I did a bit of research and found 4 at-home skincare tips to keep your skin clear!

  1. Incorporate coconut oil: I like to use a little coconut oil on my skin after my shower, just to keep my skin soft. It is also antibacterial, so it keeps your skin clean and clear.
  2. Exfoliate daily: Use an exfoliant such as a sugar scrub every day to keep your pores clear and skin smooth. Every-day exfoliation helps keep oil and gunk from building up on your skin and in your pores!
  3. Drink lots of water: Keeping yourself hydrated means keeping your skin hydrated! Staying hydrated helps your skin stay clear and moisturized.
  4. Change your pillowcase every/every other day. This keeps bacteria from building up and smothering your skin while you sleep!

If skin medicines aren’t your thing, try these healthy tips to keep acne away!

XOXO, Chels

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5 Glitter Hacks for the Girls that LOVE Glitter!

Glitter is one of those things you either love or hate.  As long as it’s in moderation, I like adding a little shimmer to spice up my look.  If you’re…

Glitter is one of those things you either love or hate.  As long as it’s in moderation, I like adding a little shimmer to spice up my look.  If you’re a hardcore glitter lover, then I have a few hacks that will glitter-up almost any makeup look you’re trying out.  Here are five glitter hacks to satisfy your obsession!

  • Add a tiny amount of finely powdered glitter into your finishing spray.  Chelsea Crockett - Glitter LipsAfter your makeup is complete, apply this spray to make your whole face shine!
  • You can make your own body shimmer by mixing together body oil and loose shimmer pigment.  Then apply it wherever you want to make your body glow!
  • If you want to make your lips “glittered-out,” apply a coat of lip gloss to your lips.  Then, apply finely-sorted glitter to your lips with a Q-tip.  It will stick right to the gloss!
  • Use eyelash glue as a base for any glitter accents you want to add around your face.  If you’re going for that Coachella look, you can add glitter dots all around your eyes using this method!
  • Have you ever seen the glitter roots trend?  You can paint some glitter onto your part using a small eyeshadow brush.  Look at the pic above for example!  How unique is that? (Perfect for festival season!)

Which hack is your favorite?  Let me know in the comment section below!

XO – Chels

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Rice Krispie Easter Eggs

What is your favorite Easter treat? Is it Robin’s Eggs? Jello salad? Peeps? Mine would have to be Rice Krispies Easter Eggs. They are easy to snack on and a…

What is your favorite Easter treat? Is it Robin’s Eggs? Jello salad? Peeps? Mine would have to be Rice Krispies Easter Eggs. They are easy to snack on and a big hit at my family’s Easter gatherings. Here is how to make my favorite Easter indulgence!

Ingredients:

  • Rice Krispies cereal
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Butter
  • Food coloring

To make your eggs different colors you will need to make 4 different batches of Rice Krispie mixture. For each separate batch, melt 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 cups of mini marshmallows in a medium sized pan over medium heat. Stir it constantly until the marshmallows are completely melted, then add a few drops of food coloring and mix it in well. Turn the stove off, then add 2 cups of Rice Krispies cereal, mixing it in well. Let it sit for 4-5 minutes, then slather your hands in butter. Make sure they are nice and greasy to keep the marshmallow from sticking to you, then grab a handful of the treat mixture and form it into an Easter egg shape. Let the eggs cool on wax paper, then serve or store in an airtight container until you are ready to serve them.

I love this easy, yummy Easter treat. What is your favorite Easter sweet?

XOXO, Chels

Recipe via: http://www.twosisterscrafting.com/rice-krispie-easter-eggs/

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Face Mask Myths… True or False?

Face masks can hydrate your skin, dry out your skin, clear up your skin, etc.  But are they really all they’re cracked up to be?  Some people swear by face…

Face masks can hydrate your skin, dry out your skin, clear up your skin, etc.  But are they really all they’re cracked up to be?  Some people swear by face masks and use them almost daily.  Others say that most are overrated and can be a total waste of money.  Here are some true and false myths that will help you decide for yourself!

Myth #1: Face masks are harmful to your skin.Chelsea Crockett - Face Mask  TRUE and FALSE!  Too much of anything can be bad for your skin.  This rule applies to face masks.  Although they can be super beneficial, don’t use one multiple times a day!

Myth #2: Face masks have little to no actual skincare benefits.  FALSE!  Most masks actually do benefit your skin.  They can help hydrate it, eliminate oils and dirt, or simply boost its radiance.

Myth #3: You can make your own DIY masks that are just as beneficial.  TRUE!  There are tons of different mask recipes on Pinterest that you can make right at home that are great for your skin!

Myth #4: Using a face mask every day is a good thing.  TRUE and FALSE!  Depending on the type of mask it is, it can either dry out your skin or moisturize it.  For example, if you’re using a clay mask every day, it could really start to dry out and damage your skin!

Are you an avid user of face masks?  If so, share with me below which ones you believe really do make a difference!

XO – Chelsea

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Cool Beauty Uses for Vaseline

Odds are, everyone has a jar of Vaseline under their sink right now. I was recently reading an article online about the many beauty uses of Vaseline and I was…

Odds are, everyone has a jar of Vaseline under their sink right now. I was recently reading an article online about the many beauty uses of Vaseline and I was blown away! Who knew this stuff wa
s so handy? Here are my top 6 favorite beauty uses for Vaseline.

  1. Great lip balm for chapped lips. Don’t have chapstick laying around? Grab a swipe of Vaseline and rub it on your lips!
  2. Eyebrow gel. Use a small bit of Vaseline to tame your brows instead of buying expensive brow gel.
  3. Makeup remover. This stuff cuts through makeup like a champ! Take a little bit and rub it in circles on your face to work it into your makeup. Then wipe off with a paper towel or damp cloth.
  4. Keeps your perfume lasting longer. Apply Vaseline to the same areas of skin that you spray perfume before you spray it. It helps your perfume maintain it’s scent for longer!
  5. Homemade scrub: Mix Vaseline with sugar or sea salt to make a homemade exfoliant!
  6. Preps your lips for lipstick. Put some Vaseline on your lips, leave for a few minutes, then scrub your lips with a toothbrush. Rinse it off and see how soft they are!

I have also found that when I have super dry and scaly skin, I can rub some Vaseline on it and it is a great moisturizer. This stuff is so useful, so if you don’t already have a tub of it on hand I recommend grabbing some!

Do you use Vaseline in your beauty routine? If so, comment below and tell me how! I love hearing about new beauty remedies.

XOXO, Chels

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All-Natural Essential Oil Face Scrub

Exfoliation is one of the keys to clear skin. It makes your skin smooth, scrubs the dead skin off, and helps clear your pores! Today’s diy face wash is all…

Exfoliation is one of the keys to clear skin. It makes your skin smooth, scrubs the dead skin off, and helps clear your pores! Today’s diy face wash is all natural and gives you all the benefits of a store bought exfoliant without the harsh chemicals. It combines baking soda (which is much less harsh on your skin than salt and sugar which are common exfoliants), coconut oil (which helps kill bacteria and decrease acne), and frankincense essential oil (which helps prevent wrinkles and regenerate healthy skin cells).

Instructions:

  • 1/3 cup baking soda
  • 5/10 drops frankincense oil
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

All you have to do is mix all of these ingredients together and store them in a container with a lid. That is it! To use it, gently rub a teaspoon or two into your skin using circular motions and then rinse off with warm water.

Exfoliation is key to healthy skin! Make this concoction part of your weekly routine to keep your skin glowing and clean.

XOXO, Chels

 

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Repair Hacks to Make Your Shoes Look Good as New

When I love a certain pair of shoes, I hate seeing them get worn out day after day.  There’s always that one favorite pair that you have to say goodbye…

When I love a certain pair of shoes, I hate seeing them get worn out day after day.  There’s always that one favorite pair that you have to say goodbye to after so many wears!  Since I want to get the most out of my shoes and definitely get my money’s worth, here are a few shoe repair hacks that will make your shoes look good as new!

  • Use toothpaste and a toothbrush to restore whiteness to your tennis shoes.  Don’t underestimate what a little toothpaste can do!  Scrub any parts of your shoe that need some shining.Chelsea Crockett - Shoe Hack
  • Cover any scratches with nail polish.  Whatever the color of your shoe may be, apply some nail polish to camouflage any noticeable marks and scratches.  Let it fully dry before wearing them!
  • If you have a pair of suede shoes, use a nail file to get rid of any stains or scratches.  I had never heard of this hack before, but it really works!  Lightly rub the nail file against the suede to eliminate any annoying stains or scratches.
  • Believe it or not, you can get rid of scratches on leather with a little moisturizer.  If you ever wear leather, then you know it can get beat up pretty easily!  Adding a dab of moisturizer will loosen up the leather and make any scratches disappear.   

Try a hack or two out for yourself!  They really work!

XOXO – Chelsea

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What is Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal: what is it? What does it do? I have heard it mentioned a lot when it comes to beauty and health remedies. Activated charcoal is carbon that has…

Activated charcoal: what is it? What does it do? I have heard it mentioned a lot when it comes to beauty and health remedies. Activated charcoal is carbon that has been treated with oxygen. It attracts and absorbs toxic materials, impurities, and contaminates. It is used for so many things, and there are so many books written about it, but I thought I would highlight a few of my favorite ways to use it!

  1. Toothpaste/teeth whitening: Although activated charcoal is black, it is actually really good at whitening your teeth, plus it is non-toxic, which store bought whiteners are NOT!
  2. Treating stings/bites: You can use activated charcoal to treat spider bites or other poisonous stings! Mix it with a little baking soda and put it on the infected area. It can also help prevent scarring!
  3. Upset stomach: Because activated charcoal binds to toxic substances, it can often help relieve stomach discomfort or pain! Feel a little bloated? Take some activated charcoal! Look up online your correct dosage/how much you should take/how you should take it.

I can’t wait to try this on my teeth to see it whiten them!

XOXO, Chels

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3 Recycle DIYs for Old Clothes

When you outgrow your clothes, or simply get tired of them, there’s plenty of DIY options to give them another use!  Whether it be turning your old t-shirts into a…

When you outgrow your clothes, or simply get tired of them, there’s plenty of DIY options to give them another use!  Whether it be turning your old t-shirts into a quilt or an old sweater into a scarf, giving them new life is always a fun and creative craft to do when you have the time!  Here are 3 recycle DIYs for your old clothes and accessories. 🙂Chelsea Crockett - DIY Jeans

  • If you have an old pair of jeans that you don’t wear anymore, give them a makeover!  Styles of jeans change so often, so if you have a pair that are out of style, why not trim them up like the picture on the right?  All you have to do is take some chalk to mark the scallops in the right place (you can even use a small Dixie cup to get the right curves).  Then, make the cut!
  • If you have a plain old colored shirt or tank, try out reverse tie dye!  If you know how to tie die, it’s basically using bleach instead of colored dye.  Look up different styles you can make with where you put the rubber bands and go to town! 
  • Maxi skirts have gone in and out of style over the past few years.  If you have one that you never wear anymore, you can cut it up to make it into a sundress or a swimsuit cover-up.  Depending on the material, try it out for yourself!

Have you ever tried one of these before?  Let me know below how yours turns out!

Chelsea

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Easy At-Home Ways to Detox Your Skin

Every day our face is hit with toxins and impurities, and this could be the culprit behind your most annoying skin issues! Toxins cause blackheads and pimples, plus they lower…

Every day our face is hit with toxins and impurities, and this could be the culprit behind your most annoying skin issues! Toxins cause blackheads and pimples, plus they lower our skin’s ability to regenerate and make new cells which makes it look dull and dry. If you are having these issues, it means that it is time to detox your skin. Here is how to purify your complexion to make it radiant and healthy!

  1. Skin aromatherapy: Steaming your face with essential oils is a great way to detox your tired skin. Prep your skin with a hot towel that has a few drops of eucalyptus and peppermint oil to soothe and wake up your skin. Heat five cups of water, pour it in a bowl, and add some rose and jasmine oil. Then place your head a few inches above the bowl and cover it with a towel to keep the steam in.
  2. Stick to a routine: I know how tempting it is sometimes to just fall into bed without doing your whole face routine at night, but it is so worth it to stick to your routine to prevent impurities and toxins from getting in your skin.
  3. Do an at-home peel: Scrubs are great for occasional use, but using them all the time is too harsh on your skin. Peels improve the texture of your skin and treat acne, sun damage, and wrinkles! Peels utilize different types of acids in order to get rid of dead cells and promote new cell growth. There are tons of different peels for every skin type, so do your research.
  4. Use a salt and mineral mask: Yes, we need to get our skin a little dirty to detox it sometimes! Mud masks help detox by restoring pH balance and hydrating the skin. They also help improve blood flow to the skin.

These are all really easy ways to detox your skin right from home! Your skin will thank you.

XOXO, Chels

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3 DIY Ways to Spice Up Your Heels

When it comes to dressing up nice, my shoes are usually my favorite part of my outfit to pick out, especially when I’m wearing a fun pair of heels or…

When it comes to dressing up nice, my shoes are usually my favorite part of my outfit to pick out, especially when I’m wearing a fun pair of heels or wedges!  Although I love rocking a simple pair of heels when I can, most of my pairs are pretty boring.  I found 3 different DIY ways you can give your heels a stylish makeover! 🙂Chelsea Crockett - Ribbon Heels

  • Use pretty ribbon that you can wrap around your ankle.  Depending on the color of your heels, pick a color that compliments them.  I suggest even using the same color ribbon as your heels to make it look more professionally done, instead of mix-match.  Since it’s hard to explain without showing you an example, you can go off the picture on the right.  Simply wrap it once around your heel, then around your ankle, and finish it off with a bow!
  • Glue on glitter on the bottom part of your heels.  Use a superglue paste to apply to the underneath of your heels and sprinkle on glitter until they’re completely covered.  Let them dry and then show em’ off!  Chelsea Crockett - Jewel Heels
  • As for thicker heels, superglue on various jewels and beads like the picture on the left.  If you purchase a super strong glue to assure that the jewels will stay put, then you shouldn’t have to worry about them falling off!  I suggest using different colors and shapes while still complimenting the original pair of heels. 

Which DIY is your favorite?  Let me know below which one you are going to try out for yourself!

XO – Chelsea

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Prom Prep: DIY Ways to Break-in Your Heels

Prom season is right around the corner and it’s never too early to start prepping for it.  Not only is it a priority to look good on prom night, but…

Prom season is right around the corner and it’s never too early to start prepping for it.  Not only is it a priority to look good on prom night, but to be comfortable, too!  I’d say the most painful part of the prom process is wearing heels for hours during pictures, dinner, dancing, etc.  I found a few DIY ways to break-in your heels that’ll make wearing them all night a piece of cake!

  • If your heels are too tight, stretch them out using ice!  Fill up two freezer bags with water and seal them tightly.  Place the bags in your heels then put them in the freezer until the water freezes.  Then, take out your heels and let the ice thaw until you can slip out the bags.  Your heels should be much looser and comfier!Chelsea Crockett - Prom Heels
  • Speaking of making your heels more comfortable, using heat to stretch out the material is your best bet!  Take a blow dryer and blast your shoes with hot air, then bend and twist your shoes while they’re still warm to loosen them up!
  • One of the worst parts about wearing new shoes is the possibility of lots of blisters… Yikes!  As weird as this might sound, try rubbing deodorant on the places on your foot where you might blister.  This will provide a small barrier to prevent any rubbing!
  • When you get a new pair of heels, the bottoms of them will most likely be slippery.  Take sandpaper and rub the bottom of your shoes with it.  It’ll give them a little grip and friction!

Which DIY are you going to try out?  I hope it helps! 🙂

XO – Chelsea

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DIY Makeup Brush Cleaning Mat

I love doing my makeup…until it comes time to clean my makeup brushes. It can take forever and is a pretty messy process. I recently saw a tool that makes…

I love doing my makeup…until it comes time to clean my makeup brushes. It can take forever and is a pretty messy process. I recently saw a tool that makes brush cleaning super easy, and it is the Sigma Brush Cleaning Mat. It has a textured surface that gets brushes super clean and makes them look brand new! The only problem with the mat? It is pricey. So, I went on YouTube and learned how to make my very own makeup brush cleaning mat for $5. Here is how!

What you will need:

  • Plastic clipboardbustle (2)
  • Glue gun

Head to the dollar store and pick up a plastic clipboard. The next step is to draw different textures onto the board with hot glue. Once your glue gun is warmed up and ready, draw some short straight lines down the center of the board with the glue. Next, draw on some zig zags. The goal is to create as many different shapes as possible to help clean every nook and cranny of your brushes. Next add small dots. Then add larger dots. The larger dots will be ideal for your larger and dirtier brushes. Once you have added your larger dots, cover the rest of the mat with different patterns so there is no empty space. Once the board is dry, it is time to try it out! Coat your dirty brushes with brush cleaning gel or shampoo and then rub them in circular motions against the mat. You should be seeing makeup streaming from the brushes. After you are done, just clip the handles of your brushes under the top of the clip board and leave them to dry for an hour or two.

Voila! Your brushes are as good as new, and you got to create a fun DIY to do the trick! Once your board starts to get grubby and dirty, you can simply throw it away and make a new one.

XOXO, Chels

Tutorial and images via Bustle.com

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