Chelsea Crockett

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Tips on Picking Your Perfect College!

This topic may not be on your radar yet, but some day it just might be.  It’s time for me to start looking at universities to attend after high school! …

This topic may not be on your radar yet, but some day it just might be.  It’s time for me to start looking at universities to attend after high school!  Crazy, right? I can’t believe how quickly my high school years are flying by. College is a major decision, and most teenagers don’t even know where to begin!  I’ve been reading about how to choose a college that’s 100% right for me. So… I’m going to share some tips that might help guide you as well! Chelsea Crockett - Colleges

First and foremost, you’ll need to decide if you want to stay close to home, stay somewhat distanced, or go far away.  You also need to consider if you want to go to a big school with 40,000 students or a smaller campus around 1,500.  Then comes COST!  Obviously the price of a university matters greatly and can most of the time be the deal breaker. You’ll need to consider your ACT score, class rank, GPA, any service projects, and other things that will help when it comes to scholarships.

Other thoughts to consider are sports, Greek life, arts, cultural groups, and community service.  I’ll want to know what the extracurricular activities are at the university I choose.  Everyone tells me that the best way to decide is to narrow down my search by looking at the above items and then to make sure I go on at least five different college visits.  Make sure to keep an open mind at each visit and see which one has that special “feel” for you!

Let me know your thoughts if you’ve been through this process! XOXO, Chelsea

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Quickest Ways to Refresh After P.E.

P.E. is us girls’ most dreaded class: getting sweaty, rushing to get dressed, and running to your next class. I’d rather not! Whether you have a P.E. teacher that treats…

P.E. is us girls’ most dreaded class: getting sweaty, rushing to get dressed, and running to your next class. I’d rather not! Whether you have a P.E. teacher that treats class like boot camp or only have it for one semester, you’ll need some tips for refreshing after. Here are a few tricks I’ve learned throughout my high school years, maybe they’ll help you, too!

If you have first hour P.E., you know the real struggle. First off, you can keep a few products in your backpack or gym locker for quick use. A trick I learned is, after you get all sweaty during class, using a baby wipe or makeup remover wipe and cleaning off your face with it (avoid taking off your eye makeup!). Then, reapply with a quick powder foundation if you have the time! Wiping off your face will remove any sweat or bacteria that’s left behind after class, which will help avoid acne from forming!

Chelsea Crockett - Tribal HeadbandNext, consider keeping some deodorant and/or perfume in your locker. This will make you feel and smell like you never even went to class! Also, carry a couple cute headbands with you. If your P.E. likes to mess up your hair, you can throw it in a messy bun or braid and rock a headband like the one on the left! These are super in right now and can be found at tons of stores like Forever 21 or Earthbound.

I hope these tips help you out after your gym class! Good luck!

-Chelsea

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The Truth about Sleeping in Makeup

High school’s full of several nights of coming home late from a friend’s house and falling asleep as soon as you make it to your bed. Other times, long hours…

High school’s full of several nights of coming home late from a friend’s house and falling asleep as soon as you make it to your bed. Other times, long hours of homework may keep you up a little past your bedtime, causing you to fall asleep with a book under your head… and without washing your face! Either situation sound familiar? Sleeping with your makeup on is a major “don’t.” Here are a few reasons why:

  • Foundation can clog pores and produce bacterial infections. It can also be one of the main causes of acne and breakouts.Chelsea Crockett - Aging Skin Something in your skin called collagen keeps your skin firm and looking good. Skipping a wash leads to the breakdown of collagen, which makes your skin age faster.
  • Have your ever left your mascara on and woken up with unbelievable irritation in your eyes? Leaving on mascara or eyeliner can cause your eyes to hurt from little bits of the makeup falling into them. (P.S. Your mascara will slowly fall off pulling your eyelashes with it!)
  • Believe it or not, eye shadow plays a big part in clogging oil glands. If you let it build up too long it can create sties in your eyes! Ouch!
  • Leaving foundation or concealer or your skin overnight causes it to become sensitive and dry. I cannot overemphasize how bad it is for your pores!
  • Like I said before, your skin also ages faster. Not only does your skin eventually dry out, but, over time, wrinkles will start to be enhanced. No one wants that!

So next time you come in late from a football game or a long night studying at a friend’s house, take a quick 5 minutes to wash your face (or even keep some makeup wipes by the side of your bed!). Every night matters :)!

-Chels

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Pinterest Inspiration: Friday Night Football

Football is in full swing at our high school and between the loud cheers and touchdowns, we all want to be looking super cute for the games!  Of course, it’s…

Chelsea Crockett - Maroon and White OutfitFootball is in full swing at our high school and between the loud cheers and touchdowns, we all want to be looking super cute for the games!  Of course, it’s fun to wear school t-shirts or sweatshirts… but why not have a little fun and dress up a bit? I have to let you in on a little secret! Whenever I’m struggling to decide what to wear, I search Pinterest!  Here’s the catch: If your school colors are maroon and white, go onto Pinterest and search “maroon casual outfit.” Or if your school colors are gold and blue, then search “gold and blue casual outfit.” For something as simple as that, it’s amazing what you will find!

Recently, I searched my school colors and found everything from colored patterned scarves to stylish colored jeans and sweaters.  The outfits are fashionable and trendy, but not too over-the-top. Remember, it is just a football game!  They help me to reinvent some old clothes that I might have in my closet as well.  Sometimes my friends and I get together and switch out our clothes. It’s fun to borrow, share, and design new looks together with the help of Pinterest.  With all of that said, let me know how you use Pinterest to help style your look!

-Chels

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Running Low on Sleep? Look Awake!

Wake up, go to school, eat, sleep, repeat.  Sound familiar?  The school week can be exhausting!   Although it’s only 5 days, it can feel like a lifetime!  I put together…

Wake up, go to school, eat, sleep, repeat.  Sound familiar?  The school week can be exhausting!   Although it’s only 5 days, it can feel like a lifetime!  I put together a few tips to help you look awake when you’re running low on sleep.  As a high school student myself, these tips can be a lifesaver!

The biggest struggle after rolling out of bed is figuring out how to cover the dark circles formed under your eyes.  Such a pain!  Although there are ways to prevent them, such Chelsea Crockett - Too Faced Concealeras eye creams, drinking lots of water, and reducing stress, you can’t always find time to keep up.  With that being said, concealer is the most obvious way to go.  One of my favorites is the Absolutely Flawless Concealer by Too Faced.  Click here to check it out!

Another option is to grab a quick coffee on your way to school.  If you feel awake, you look awake!  A little caffeine doesn’t hurt and can serve as a little pick-me-up before starting the day.  Try to avoid huge energy drinks and quick energy fixes.  They’ll give you the energy you want but will lead to crashing later in the day!

Did you know that having a positive mindset can change your entire attitude towards the day?  So what you might be a little tired… count the positives!  I know whenever I have a better mindset I feel happier and more thankful about the day.  This will change your tired and sluggish mood to a brighter, more upbeat attitude!  Give it a try :)!

Love, Chelsea

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Be Your Best in School!

It’s that time of year.  School is once again in session!  Of course most of us dread it but the reality is…we have to do it!  So I’ve decided to…

It’s that time of year.  School is once again in session!  Of course most of us dread it but the reality is…we have to do it!  So I’ve decided to put a few things together to help us all be successful. (My mom’s a teacher and believe it or not…..I’ve asked her opinion!)

One thing that is so important is for students to try to get to know their teachers.  Teachers can be very busy and have a lot of students on their rosters.  Most teachers, however, really want to get to know their students and what is going on in their lives.  It’ll help you and your teachers communicate a lot better!

Another tip is to take good notes and write things down in your agenda or notebook.  It’s super helpful to have notes in front of you as a reminder.  It’s hard to try to remember everything after switching from subject to subject.  Jot down homework assignments, notes to return, supplies you might need, anything you may need to tell your parents, etc. Being organized pays off! Chelsea Crockett - Planner

Lastly, get a good night’s sleep and eat a good breakfast.  Don’t spend all night on your phone with your friends. Put your phone/laptop away by 10pm and go to sleep!  It’s really hard to function throughout the day without catching some ZZZ’s.  Your mind will be sharper and your body will be well rested for the long day ahead of you!

XOXO, Chelsea

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First Date Dos and Don’ts!

Most of us girls are at that age, beginning high school, starting to drive, etc., and we can’t forget dating!  First dates are a big deal, and I know I’m…

Most of us girls are at that age, beginning high school, starting to drive, etc., and we can’t forget dating!  First dates are a big deal, and I know I’m not the only one that can’t control their nerves when asked out on a date!  Whether you’re secretly crushing on your classmate or making plans with your soon-to-be boyfriend, here are a few quick dos and don’ts for your date!Chelsea Crockett - Dating

  • DON’T be too serious.  Everyone wants to have a little fun!  Make sure you loosen up and don’t be nervous!  I’m sure he’s just as nervous as you are, so keep the conversation alive and going.
  • DON’T bring up past relationships!  If you’re thinking about an ex, maybe you’re not ready to move on just yet.
  • DO be yourself!  Don’t try to be someone you’re not.  If you’re not yourself from the start, then they won’t like you for the real YOU!
  • DO be open to creative date ideas!  Just because your guy’s not the basic “dinner and a movie” type doesn’t mean he can’t come up with a sweet, cute date for the two of you.  Usually those turn out to be the ones you remember!
  • DO dress appropriate for your date.  Just because others girls don’t, doesn’t mean you need to follow in their footsteps.  Wearing a nice outfit will show you have respect for yourself!

Next time you’re asked on a date, remember we’ve all been there!  Keep these tips in mind and you should be just fine!

Good luck! – Chelsea

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