Chelsea Crockett

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Candy Corn Sugar Scrub

For most people cool weather = dry skin. Dry skin = bad news. Sugar scrubs are one of my favorite dry skin remedies because they smell heavenly and make my…

For most people cool weather = dry skin. Dry skin = bad news. Sugar scrubs are one of my favorite dry skin remedies because they smell heavenly and make my skin feel incredibly smooth. To celebrate the start of the cool-weather seasons, aka FALL YA’LL, here is a recipe for pumpkin vanilla sugar scrub! It layers vanilla scrub with vanilla-pumpkin scrub to create a “candy corn” look. What could be more festive than that?

Ingredients

  • Vanilla Sugar Scrub
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1/4 cup coconut oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Vanilla- Pumpkin Sugar Scrub
    • 2 cups sugar
    • 1/2 cup coconut oil
    • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground clove
    • Optional: red and yellow liquid food coloring

Vanilla Sugar Scrub:

Heat the coconut oil on the stove until it is melted. Add in the vanilla extract and stir until fully combined. Add vanilla and coconut mixture to the sugar and stir.

Vanilla-Pumpkin Sugar Scrub:

Heat the coconut oil on the stove until it is melted. Add in the spices and vanilla, and stir until fully combined. Add the liquid to the sugar and stir it together. Right now the mixture will be a light brown color. Divide it into two bowls for coloring if you want it to look like candy corn!

  • To create the yellow layer
    • 4 drops of yellow food coloring
  • To create the orange layer
    • 4 drops of yellow and 3 drops of red for the red layer.
    • No worries, this amount of food coloring will not color your skin!

Scrub that dry skin away, and smell like a pumpkin pie while doing it. I call that a win-win. 😉

XOXO, Chels

 

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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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How to Save Your Skin This Winter

Winter can really do a number on your skin. It can dry you out and do not-so-pretty things to it. Plus, it can feel itchy and uncomfortable and flaky. Want…

Winter can really do a number on your skin. It can dry you out and do not-so-pretty things to it. Plus, it can feel itchy and uncomfortable and flaky. Want to know how to give your skin the attention it deserves this winter? Read on!

  1. Give your lips some love: Winter can cause your lips to become more and more chapped and dry. One way to care for your lips is to use a lip scrub on them. Get all of that yucky dry skin off! This also moisturizes your pout.beauty-neutrogena-400x400
  2. Deal with dry skin: Don’t try and cover up your dry skin with makeup. Deal with it at the source! Exfoliate the dead skin off of your face before you apply makeup. It will get the flaky skin off. Moisturize after you exfoliate for maximum dry skin
  3. Moisturize often: Moisturize several times a day to prevent the dry skin mentioned above. Make sure your moisturizer has sunscreen in it to prevent wrinkles and skin cancer.
  4. Body lotion: Apply body lotion in the shower to lock in the hydration! Towel off in the shower and then slather on your lotion. I also like to use coconut oil on my skin after a shower to fight dry skin.

Hopefully these tips keep your skin happy this winter.

XOXO, Chels

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Winter Skin Tips

Winter can really do a number on your skin. It can dry you out and do not-so-pretty things to it. Plus, it can feel itchy and uncomfortable. Want to know…

Winter can really do a number on your skin. It can dry you out and do not-so-pretty things to it. Plus, it can feel itchy and uncomfortable. Want to know how to give your skin the attention it deserves this winter? Read on!

  1. Give your lips some love: Winter can cause your lips to become more and more chapped and dry. One way to care for your lips is to use a lip scrub on them. Get all of that yucky dry skin off! This also moisturizes your pout.download (3)
  2. Deal with dry skin: Don’t try and cover up your dry skin with makeup. Deal with it at the source! Exfoliate the dead skin off of your face before you apply makeup. It will get the flaky skin off. Moisturize after you exfoliate for maximum dry skin help.
  3. Moisturize often: Moisturize several times a day to prevent the dry skin mentioned above. Make sure your moisturizer has sunscreen in it to prevent wrinkles and skin cancer.
  4. Body lotion: Apply body lotion in the shower to lock in the hydration! Towel off in the shower and then slather on your lotion.

Hopefully these tips keep your skin happy this winter.

XOXO, Chels

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DIY Pumpkin Vanilla Sugar Scrub

For most people cool weather = dry skin. Dry skin = bad news. Sugar scrubs are one of my favorite dry skin remedies because they smell heavenly and make my…

For most people cool weather = dry skin. Dry skin = bad news. Sugar scrubs are one of my favorite dry skin remedies because they smell heavenly and make my skin feel incredibly smooth. To celebrate this wonderful fall season, here is a recipe for pumpkin vanilla sugar scrub! It layers vanilla scrub with vanilla-pumpkin scrub to create a “candy corn” look!sugar scrub

Ingredients

  • Vanilla Sugar Scrub
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1/4 cup coconut oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Vanilla- Pumpkin Sugar Scrub
    • 2 cups sugar
    • 1/2 cup coconut oil
    • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground clove
    • Optional: red and yellow liquid food coloring

Vanilla Sugar Scrub:

Heat the coconut oil on the stove until it is melted. Add in the vanilla extract and stir until fully combined. Add vanilla and coconut mixture to the sugar and stir.

Vanilla-Pumpkin Sugar Scrub:

Heat the coconut oil on the stove until it is melted. Add in the spices and vanilla, and stir until fully combined. Add the liquid to the sugar and stir it together. Right now the mixture will be a light brown color. Divide it into two bowls for coloring if you want it to look like candy corn!

  • To create the yellow layer
    • 4 drops of yellow food coloring
  • To create the red layer
    • 4 drops of yellow and 3 drops of red for the red layer.
    • No worries, this amount of food coloring will not color your skin!

Scrub that dry skin away, and smell like a pumpkin pie while doing it! 😉

XOXO, Chels

Photos via: happinessishomemade.net

Directions via: smartschoolhouse.com

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Mask For Your Feet?!

Everyone knows that a facial mask every once in while is great for your skin! It’s an easy way to deep clean, minimize pores, and get rid of dry skin!…

Everyone knows that a facial mask every once in while is great for your skin! It’s an easy way to deep clean, minimize pores, and get rid of dry skin! Our feet, like our face, need the same kind of treatment! Unlike our facial skin, our feet get the rough end of the deal. Between walking barefoot, exercising, and wearing heels, it’s no wonder our feet can start looking a little under the weather. It’s time for a quick pick-me-up with foot masks!Chelsea Crockett- foot mask

You’re probably wondering what a foot mask is. Here’s how it works: first you slip on a pair of plastic socks (pretty funny looking). Next, you pour a liquid solution into each “sock” making sure all dry patches are fully submerged! Then, tie off each “sock” and let your feet soak for a little. As time goes on the solution will begin to get under the dry skin. Once you’ve let your feet soak for a decent about of time (10-15min), rinse your feet off under warm water and watch the magic happen! Your skin will begin shedding right in front of your eyes. Yes, it sounds gross, but the results are baby-soft skin!

There are multiple brands that make these masks, so look up one that sounds appealing to you and try it out! Comment below how you keep your feet soft and smooth, especially in the summer!

XOXO,

            Chels

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Beauty Mistakes You’re Making This Winter

Winter: a time when the air gets dryer, the temperatures get lower, and our skin becomes dryer.  Oh the joys of winter!  Most people try to take care of their…

Winter: a time when the air gets dryer, the temperatures get lower, and our skin becomes dryer.  Oh the joys of winter!  Most people try to take care of their skin extra well during this time of the year, but many don’t realize that their efforts are actually causing damage to their skin.  Check out these common winter beauty mistakes to make sure you don’t do them yourself!  Chelsea Crockett- over exfoliating

  • Cold winter winds can leave our eyes dry and watery. Unless you plan on wearing sunglasses every time you’re outside, be sure to apply an ultra-rich moisturizing cream in the morning and night to protect your eyes from the chilly temperatures.
  • Did you know that taking a hot shower can actually be bad for your skin? I know I’m guilty of this! The hot winter can pull out moisture in your skin leaving it dry. Instead try a warm shower or be prepared to lather on the lotion.
  • When your skin gets dry and flakey, it’s easy to break out the exfoliator. Exfoliating will remove the dry, dead skin cells, leaving your skin smooth, but over-exfoliating can also get rid of new, healthy cells. Keep the exfoliating to once a week.
  • Replace alcohol based products with hydrating formulas.
  • Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can’t get sunburned. Never forget your SPF, especially if you live in an area with high elevation.

Love your winter skin!

Chelsea

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Why Avocados Need to Be in Your Beauty Routine…NOW!

Oh avocados! They’re so yummy sliced up on a sandwich or mashed up into guacamole.  Some may only use avocados to satisfy their taste buds, but did you know that…

Oh avocados! They’re so yummy sliced up on a sandwich or mashed up into guacamole.  Some may only use avocados to satisfy their taste buds, but did you know that they are actually the perfect fruit to incorporate into your beauty routine.  Check out a few of my favorite ways to look more beautiful using avocados!Chelsea Crockett- avocado face mask

Avocados are packed full of biotin which helps keep skin moisturized and prevents hair from becoming too dry. To incorporate avocados into your beauty regime, make sure they are fully ripe.  To hurry up this process, place the avocado in a brown bag with a banana and let it sit overnight.  If your skin is feeling dry, mash up the avocado pulp, spread evenly on clean skin, and let sit for 15 minutes.  Let the vitamin E soak through your skin and then rinse it off with warm water.

Are puffy eyes showcasing that you’re not getting enough sleep? No problem!  Slice the avocado so that each piece is in a crescent shape.  Lie down and place a slice under each eye.  Leave on for approximately 20 minutes before rinsing it off.  If your hair is feeling dry this season, try adding a few drops of avocado oil to your conditioner.  This inexpensive oil will do the trick!

No need to purchase fancy and expensive creams to keep your skin and hair top notch during these cold months!

Love,

Chelsea

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Keep Your Skin From Cracking This Season

 I hope you are all having a lovely fall as we start transitioning into the cold and windy days.  Ice cold temperatures and fierce winds can really take a toll…

 I hope you are all having a lovely fall as we start transitioning into the cold and windy days.  Ice cold temperatures and fierce winds can really take a toll on your skin, especially if your skin is extremely delicate.  Cracking and red patches are very common in the winter months and can leave your makeup looking drab.  The results of this weather change can also leave you looking more tired, for moisturized skin creates the illusion of being energized.   Follow a few of these simple steps to keep your skin looking radiant despite the harsh winter weather.

Try a moisturizer without an alcohol base.  Many drugstore moisturizers have alcohol as an ingredient.  Although lotions are supposed to moisturize, alcohol actually creates the opposite effect.  Try using an all-natural moisturizer made with natural oils such as coconut oil, jojoba oil, and hemp seed oil.  These natural oils can create a thick exterior, shielding your skin from the harshest of winds.  Another way to keep your skin feeling its very best is to wear minimal makeup.  You mustBeautyliciousinsider- Coconut Oil always allow your skin to breathe!  Over applying makeup to those stubborn red patches from the wind can only make it worse…plus, it doesn’t look very good!  Try only wearing cover up foundation and leaving dry patches makeup free.  It’s important that the pores soak up any moisture try can and allow oxygen in.  The last way to have moisturized skin is the simplest.  Drink LOTS of water.  Your skin is made up of about 10-20% of water.  When you are dehydrated, so is your skin.  Keep your skin happy and crack free by drinking a fair amount of water each day.

Don’t worry if your skin becomes difficult for the next couple of months.  It’s normal!  Make sure to be kind to your skin and give it the proper treatment it deserves.  Moisturized skin makes for a happy face!

-Chelsea

All of these Michael Todd moisturizers are organic and perfect for the cold months!

http://tiny.cc/MT_Moisturizer

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Everything You Need to Know About Face Masks

Hi Ladies,             Beauty masks are one of my favorite beauty remedies.  If you haven’t already, it’s easy to fall in love with a certain mask.  I was even able…

Hi Ladies,

            Beauty masks are one of my favorite beauty remedies.  If you haven’t already, it’s easy to fall in love with a certain mask.  I was even able to get rid of my acne thanks to the Michael Todd Kaolin Clay Mask.  Whether you have dry or oily skin, acne prone or clear skin, there’s a mask out there for everyone.  Here’s all you need to know about one of the beauty world’s favorite product.

            Masks work wonders!  If you have dry or sensitive skin, a hydrating mask is perfect for your skin type!  You don’t want a mask with a harsh texture that could act as a scrub, because that will only make your skin drier.  A hydrating mask will smooth out your skins top layer and add moisture to even the driest skin.  It will also leave your skin brighter, getting rid of redness.  The purpose of a hydrating mask is to replenish the natural oils in your skin.    Chelsea Crockett- Michael Todd Kaolin Clay Mask

            If you have oily or combination skin, you’ll want to stay clear from a hydrating mask.  Instead, go for an exfoliating or clay mask.  The minerals in this type of mask will leave your skin feeling soft, but dry it out a little to get rid of the oil.  This type of “drying out” is okay for your skin and is an important step in getting rid of excess oil.

            Be sure to incorporate facial masks into your weekly beauty routine.  I promise you won’t be disappointed!

Love,

            Chelsea

Try the face mask that cleared my acne! http://tiny.cc/Kaolin_Clay_20off

 

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Winterize your skin!

Did you know you could “winterize” your skin? Neither did I! Winterizing your skin is getting it ready for the cold, dry winter months. Let me explain!  1. Lavish your…

Did you know you could “winterize” your skin? Neither did I! Winterizing your skin is getting it ready for the cold, dry winter months. Let me explain! 

1. Lavish your Lips! During the winter months, your lips can get dry and cracked. I’ve got a few ways to keep those kissers nice and moist! The first tip is to keep a good quality chapstick on hand. I recommend Burt’s Bees, because it is natural and high quality! My next tip is to take a soft bristled toothbrush and gently brush your lips with it. Instant exfoliation! After you have brushed your lips, smooth some chapstick over those babies.how-to-treatcure-pleeing-lips

 2. Skip the Steamy Shower! Okay don’t freak out, but hot showers can really strip your skin of moisture! Now I’m not saying take showers that are the temperature of Alaskan ocean water, but maybe turn the heat down just a tad. When you take super-hot showers, it causes your blood vessels to dilate which results in water loss through your skin! So turn those temps down, ladies!

 3. Sensitive skin? Avoid Tap Water! Do you have really dry, sensitive skin? Then listen up! Tap water can contain harsh minerals that are especially drying to the skin. Every state’s water contains different minerals, some harsher than others. To be safe, you can use clensing pads to clean your face, and if you feel your face really needs some TLC, wash it using bottled water.

 I am SO ready for fall and winter, and your skin will be too! Do you have any advice on how to winterize your skin? Comment below and fill me in!

XOXO, Chels

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