Chelsea Crockett

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Biggest First Date Mistakes

Can I be honest with you? First dates terrify me. I spend hours mentally preparing myself, running through conversation topics to bring up if there is an awkward silence. I…

Can I be honest with you? First dates terrify me. I spend hours mentally preparing myself, running through conversation topics to bring up if there is an awkward silence. I also do a fair share of social media research on the person, but who doesn’t? I get afraid that I am going to blow it on the first date. It is easy to say “Just take a deep breath, calm down, and be yourself,” but it is not easily done. One tip, though, is to just keep in mind that it is OK if the date goes bad because this person may not be the one, and as long as you have a good time, have fun, and get to know the other person, then the date was a success! Here are the biggest mistakes people tend to make on first dates.

  1. Being late: Don’t leave your date wondering if you are standing them up. That is the worst way to make a first impression!1c766750e1fb499e95a677f0611a33dc
  2. Checking your phone: Our generation has a smartphone addiction problem. There is nothing ruder than implying that whatever is on your phone is more interesting or important than the person you are sitting with! Keep your phone on silent and out of sight.
  3. Focusing on yourself: Keep sarcasm, negativity, and neediness away. Even if you are in a bad mood, try to put it behind you. Also, don’t focus all of the conversation on yourself and neglect your date! Try not to let your nervousness make you ramble on about yourself, I know it can be tough because I do it too!
  4. Act unlike yourself: Don’t try to act like someone you aren’t just to impress your date. Don’t try and show off or be reckless, just do you.

First dates can be nerve wracking, but they can also be super fun and can turn into great relationships!

XOXO, Chels

 

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How You Make Other’s Feel Says a Lot About You

I heard a piece of advice the other day that hit me pretty hard and really opened my eyes. The advice was to be be aware of how you make…

I heard a piece of advice the other day that hit me pretty hard and really opened my eyes. The advice was to be be aware of how you make others feel about themselves because it says a lot about you.

Why did this hit me hard? Because I had never thought of it that way. I had never realized what an impact my words could have on someone, and, in turn, reflect back on myself. Of course I knew that words are powerful tools and can do pretty severe damage when used negatively towards someone, but the way this advice spelled it out was different than anything I had ever heard. It is so true, what you dothough, that how we make others feel about themselves says a lot about us. If we are an encourager and build other people up and make them feel confident, then that shows that we are mature and confident in who WE are. If we cut people down, make negative remarks to them, or belittle them, this shows people that we are not mature and are not confident in who we are, so we have to bring others down to our level in order to feel better about ourselves. Who would you rather be? The encourager or the negative Nancy? Whatever you are, how you make others feel says a lot about your personality and the type of person you are.

I encourage you to treat others how you would want to be treated, and to treat them with love and respect to show others the mature, caring person that you are. How you treat others says a lot about who you are on the inside.

XOXO, Chels

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Bra Shopping 101

Ladies. Let’s be real. Bra shopping can be a struggle. Either they are too big, too tight, too padded, not padded enough, you know what I mean. Wearing an uncomfortable…

Ladies. Let’s be real. Bra shopping can be a struggle. Either they are too big, too tight, too padded, not padded enough, you know what I mean. Wearing an uncomfortable bra is like being strapped into a torture device all day. Okay, maybe that was a little dramatic, but that pinching and squishing and all around awkwardness can drive a girl crazy. So, what is the secret to actually finding a bra that fits and fits comfortably? Read on, fellow bra searchers.

  1. Pick support over comfort: What I mean is, when shopping for bras, pick the one that supports you and keeps you snug, not the one that feels the coziest. You should pick a bra based on how snugly it fits around your back and how fitted the band is, because that is where the support comes from. When a bra actually supports you well, it will be comfortable, so it is a win win.
  2. Switch out your bras every 9 months: At least! It may sound like overkill, but if you keep them longer, they lose their elasticity, which basically means they lose their effectiveness.life-is-short-buy-the-bra
  3. Find the best cup shape for your body type: Just like there are styles of clothes that accentuate certain body types, the same goes for bras! Demi bras work well for girls with smaller busts, and full coverage bras work best for fuller busted figures. But, ultimately, the choice is yours, everybody is different!
  4. Know what the hook is for: You know those 3 hooks in the back? You should always try on the bra with the loosest hook fastened. The hooks are for when the bra gets stretched out with use. As the bra ages and stretches, you move the hooks tighter. So, like I said earlier, try the bra on with the loosest hook fastened to test how it fits.

Your bra can make or break your day, I’m sure you would agree! It can boost your confidence and keep you feeling like the kick butt woman you are. Remember the tips above when bra shopping to guide you to the best fitting bra you’ve ever had!

XOXO, Chels

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How to Walk in Heels: Chelsea Edition

I am always amazed at women who can walk effortlessly in heels. Like, they just glide across the floor like they aren’t wearing 6 inch spikes on their feet. How…

I am always amazed at women who can walk effortlessly in heels. Like, they just glide across the floor like they aren’t wearing 6 inch spikes on their feet. How do they do that?! Well, with prom around the corner, I see lots of high-heel-wearing in my future, so I thought it would be good for all of us to take a crash course in how to walk in heels.

  1. Start small: 6 inch heels are not a beginners dose of heel! Start with something small and then work your way up. This is the key to learning how to walk in heels, start with something that is easy and it will become natural to you.
  2. Make sure the shoe fits perfectly: It is a million times easier to walk in heels when they actually fit. If they are too small, your toes get smushed every time you take a step, and if they are too big your heel slips out every time you lift your foot off of the ground. Both are not good! You could seriously injure your toes or twist your ankle. If your shoe fits but you are still having a tough time keeping it on, there are heel grips you can buy to help you out!FullSizeRender (43)
  3. Place your heel on the ground first: Heels force you to walk differently. When you wear heels, make sure you put your heel on the ground first before the pad of your foot, so walk heel to toe. Walking like you normally would, by just simply placing your whole foot flat on the ground, is uncomfortable and awkward in heels!
  4. Small steps: You need to take smaller steps when you wear heels. Walking your normal stride is not going to be easy in them, and it will probably feel a bit awkward. Take small, lady-like steps, don’t try to power walk, and practice in the mirror to see what looks best!
  5. Don’t push it: If walking in heels is painful for you, or if you just don’t like it, don’t do it! Don’t feel like you have to wear heels to look “like a lady”, if they hurt you or if they just aren’t your thing, there are plenty of other shoe types that look just as good!

Happy heel-wearing!

XOXO, Chels

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Becoming a Proverbs 31 Woman

Growing up a Christian girl, I always heard that women should strive to be “Proverbs 31 women.” What is Proverbs 31? It outlines what a woman of God should strive…

Growing up a Christian girl, I always heard that women should strive to be “Proverbs 31 women.” What is Proverbs 31? It outlines what a woman of God should strive to be. It is a pretty long verse packed with a lot of great advice, and it can be pretty intimidating! I am going to break the verse down to help explain it to both you and myself! We can work on being Proverbs 31 women together.

Proverbs 31:15: She rises also while it is still night and gives food to her household and portions to her maidens.

  • What it means to us: Get up early enough to spend time with God. This helps prepare yourself for the day ahead.Proverbs-31

Proverbs 31:16: She considers a field and buys it; From her earnings she plants a vineyard.

  • What this means to us: Spend your money wisely! Don’t waste it all on clothes and material things. Use it wisely and to further the Kingdom of God.

Proverbs 31:17: She girds herself with strength and makes her arms strong.

  • What this means to us: Keep yourself physically strong and healthy, but also spiritually healthy.

Proverbs 31:20: She extends her hand to the poor, and she stretches out her hands to the needy

  • What this means to us: Have a servant’s heart and give your time and money to others.

Proverbs 31:25: Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she smiles at the future.

  • What this means to us: Have a positive attitude and be optimistic about the future!

Proverbs 31:27: She looks well to the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness.

  • What this means to us: Keep your stuff clean! AKA your room, car etc. Don’t be lazy!

Proverbs 31:26:  She opens her mouth in wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

  • What this means to us: Don’t gossip, encourage others with your words!

Proverbs 31:13: She looks for wool and flax and works with her hands in delight.

  • What this means to us: Work hard without complaining.

Proverbs 31:22:  She makes coverings for herself; her clothing is fine linen and purple.

  • What this means to us: Take care of your appearance.

Proverbs 31:30: Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.

  • What this means to us: Live in a way that honors God and take care of your heart and spiritual life!

Being a Proverbs 31 woman is a challenge, but is one I am willing to accept!

XOXO, Chels

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Bra Maintenance 101

Bras are such an odd yet necessary item of clothing. Not only that, they are an expensive item of clothing! To keep your bras in the best shape possible and…

Bras are such an odd yet necessary item of clothing. Not only that, they are an expensive item of clothing! To keep your bras in the best shape possible and to keep them lasting a long time, keep these tips in mind!

  1. Don’t wear the same bra 2 days in a row: Bras need a 24 hour “rest” between uses to keep the elastic from stretching out. Just like you need a break, your bras do too!f_62a23a8078
  2. Wash your bra in a bag: Tossing your bras in the washer with all of your other clothes is a big no no! The hooks of your bra can snag on your other clothes, and tumbling around freely in the washer can damage their fabric! Wash them in a mesh garment bag and don’t put them in the dryer.
  3. Wash them once a month: No need to wash your bra after every use. Washing it once a month is totally fine. The less you wash it, the less “wear and tear” it will get.
  4. Store them in a flat drawer: When you are bra shopping at stores like Victoria’s Secret, they display most of their bras laying flat in drawers. This helps them keep their shape and will help them last longer.

Keep your bras in tip top shape with these teeny tips!

XOXO, Chels

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Why You (and I) Should Learn to Give and Take Compliments

Recently I have noticed something. Something that has really started to bother me. It is the fact that, as girls, we no longer know how to give and take compliments….

Recently I have noticed something. Something that has really started to bother me. It is the fact that, as girls, we no longer know how to give and take compliments. Why is this?

One of my philosophies is that we feel like we are being self-centered or “proud” when we take a compliment. When you are told a compliment, do you shrug it off? Why do we feel like we cannot believe the positive things other people tell us? Imagine if you accepted all of the compliments that are given to you instead of shrugging them off and trying to counteract them. How much would that change your self-confidence? Believing the positive things people tell us can be such a boost! We need to learn to see the good in ourselves that others see in us.compliment

Now for my philosophy on why we sometimes have a hard time giving compliments. This, to me, goes hand in hand with the reason we don’t take compliments as well as we should. We don’t know how the other person will react to our praise, whether they will shrug it off or accept it. I think, as girls, sometimes we can let the jealousy bug bite us. We can think that by giving another girl a compliment, we are setting them above ourselves and making them look better than we do. WRONG. Giving someone else a compliment is the simplest, but most impactful thing you can do for them! Compliments are free to give, and they can make someone’s day SO much better!

Moral of the story? Give sincere compliments, and learn to take them in return. Accept people’s praise, because you are worth their affirmation! Don’t think that by accepting a compliment you are being self-righteous or prideful. Learn to confidently accept people’s admiration with a kind smile, and understand that you deserve it. We also need to know the importance of GIVING complements. They can honestly make someone’s day. How great is it knowing you can take someone’s mood and flip it around, just by telling them that you like their outfit? It is so easy to do, so why not humble yourself and give out a compliment or two?

XOXO, Chels

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5 Things No One Told You About Shaving

If you follow me on Snapchat or Instagram, then you know I recently took a much needed vacay to Hawaii! But, you don’t need to be on a beach vacay…

If you follow me on Snapchat or Instagram, then you know I recently took a much needed vacay to Hawaii! But, you don’t need to be on a beach vacay to realize the importance of having soft, shaved legs. Some say there is no right way to shave your legs, but I beg to differ! Here are 5 little known facts about shaving your legs and how to get the best shave ever!images (6)

  1. Round up the right razor: Finding the right razor is the first step in getting your perfect shave. The perfect razor has more blades, which means less going over the same spot over and over.
  2. Shorter strokes: When it comes to shaving, the shorter the strokes the best results.
  3. Worth the wait: It is best to wait until then end of your shower to shave your legs. The steam and heat of the water help soften your hair which helps make shaving a breeze.
  4. Hydrate: Moisture is key! Moisturizing your legs helps prevent ingrown hairs and rashes.
  5. Protect: Your legs need sun protection too. After shaving, your skin is bare to the sun, so use a moisturizer that has spf!

Strut your smooth legs this summer!

XOXO, Chels

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