Chelsea Crockett

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Quick & Simple DIY Group Halloween Costumes

Dressing up for Halloween never gets old.  Whether you’re 5 or 25, everyone finds a little bit of enjoyment in finding the perfect costume!  Although there’s nothing wrong with dressing…

Dressing up for Halloween never gets old.  Whether you’re 5 or 25, everyone finds a little bit of enjoyment in finding the perfect costume!  Although there’s nothing wrong with dressing up solo, getting your friends together to pull off an awesome group costume makes the night even more memorable!

  • If you need something super quick and simple, emoji t-shirts are the answer!  All you need to do is purchase plain yellow t-shirts from Walmart, Target, etc.  Pick your fave emoji and create the face on your shirt using whatever color felt material you need.  Simply cut out the shapes and hot glue each piece of felt onto your shirt!Chelsea Crockett - Emoji Costumes
  • If you have a big enough group, be the seven dwarves from Snow White!  All you need are different colored long-sleeved shirts (colors that the dwarves wear), beanies, felt (black, yellow, and white), laced boots, and high white socks.  For the white felt, cut letters and hot glue them to the shirt to spell out whoever you are, whether it be Happy or Sleepy!  With the black felt, make a belt with a square yellow buckle on the front.  After you do this, you’re set!
  • Basing costumes off you and your friend’s favorite movie is easy and such a fun idea!  There are so many movies to pull costume ideas from such as Disney movies, Mean Girls, etc.  Pick the easiest and best one to go off of and go from there!

Let me know below what you and your friends are being for Halloween!  You never know, I may need some help myself!

Happy Halloween! – Chelsea

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DIY American Flag Cuffs

In honor of Fourth of July coming up, it’s the perfect time for some American flag DIYs to help put together your red, white, and blue outfit. With Pinterest being…

In honor of Fourth of July coming up, it’s the perfect time for some American flag DIYs to help put together your red, white, and blue outfit. With Pinterest being the hub for all things DIY, I found a craft that’s simple and produces the cutest, festive results! You’ll need a few tools and materials to get started.

As far as what you need, there’s not much!Chelsea Crockett - American Flag Cuffs You’ll need a pair of jeans that can be cuffed (preferably boyfriend style or ripped), safety pins, an American flag printed material, thread, and a needle. You can either find an American flag material at a craft store or substitute something as simple as a flag bandana. After you have the right tools and materials, you’re ready to begin your DIY!

  • First things first, turn your jeans inside out.
  • Pick which piece of material you want for each cuff and use safety pins to attach the fabric to the jeans.
  • Then, like the picture above, use the thread and needle to sow the material on!
  • Turn your jeans right-side out to enjoy your new patriotic pants!

It’s as easy as that! I can’t wait to see how yours turned out this holiday!

Chelsea

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Fourth of July Outfits: What to Wear in 2016

Fourth of July is the perfect day for boating, barbeques, and celebrating the awesome country we get to call home! It’s also the perfect day for dressing up in your…

Fourth of July is the perfect day for boating, barbeques, and celebrating the awesome country we get to call home! It’s also the perfect day for dressing up in your most stylish red, white, and blue gear. This year, I decided to put together a few looks that put a little twist on fourth of July attire.

Chelsea Crockett - Fourth of July JacketThe first look is the picture on the left. I love this statement jacket that pairs perfectly with a simple outfit! A pair of black shorts and a black tank top is all you need with this jacket. Finish it off with a cute pair of sunglasses and sandals or converse. If you start to feel the heat, roll up your sleeves like she did on the left!

Depending on where you live, it may be too chilly to wear shorts and a cute tank.Chelsea Crockett - Fourth of July Sweater You may need long sleeves or pants. Depending on what events you’re attending on the fourth will determine how festive you’re going to dress. If you’re attending a theme party, why not go all out and get a fun pair of fourth of July leggings?! If you’re just hanging out with friends, try a flag sweater like the one on the right to pair with some jean shorts.

These are just a couple looks for the upcoming holiday! What are you wearing this year? Tell me below!

XO – Chels

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The Do’s & Don’ts of Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day… The holiday you either await excitedly or dread grumpily. There’s no in between. Although you may be single this year, there’s no need to fear! Valentine’s Day can…

Valentine’s Day… The holiday you either await excitedly or dread grumpily. There’s no in between. Although you may be single this year, there’s no need to fear! Valentine’s Day can be memorable whether you have a special date or are spending it with your closest BFFs! Here are some do’s and don’ts I came up with to help you out this holiday.

  • DO make the best of it. Whether you have a date or not, keep a positive mindset. You don’t have to celebrate love with your crush. Celebrate the love you have for your friends and family! Maybe even buy them flowers and chocolate!Chelsea Crockett - Valentine's Day
  • DON’T freak out about not having a date. You’re not the only one. Valentine’s Day is just another day!
  • DO go on a date with your BFF! Why not have a girls’ night? Go to dinner and head back to your house for a movie night and sleepover.
  • DO come up with something special and creative to get your crush. Of course the typical chocolates and roses are totally acceptable for Valentine’s Day, but coming up with your own meaningful gift is even better!
  • DON’T take it too seriously. It’s just a day to tell your friends, family, or significant other how much they mean to you. Don’t over think it!
  • DO splurge on yourself. If you want to buy yourself a big box of chocolates and eat it all in one sitting, you do it girl!

Hope you have a memorable Valentine’s Day! <3

Love – Chelsea

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Cheap Christmas Date Night Ideas

When’s a better time of year to go on a fun, festive date with your crush than Christmas time? With the holiday season finally here, there are tons of different…

When’s a better time of year to go on a fun, festive date with your crush than Christmas time? With the holiday season finally here, there are tons of different themed date ideas to try out! Instead of the typical dinner-and-a-movie night, I came up with a few creative ideas to get you and your crush in the holiday spirit!

  • Have a Christmas movie/snack nice at home. Staying in for the night and watching a handful of classic Christmas movies sounds like the perfect (and not to mention inexpensive!) date night. Make some hot chocolate and enjoy!
  • Bake Christmas cookies together. This is one of my favorite things to do around the holidays. Make a bunch to give to friends and family and save some to snack on for yourselves later!
  • Drive around and look at Christmas lights. Where I live, everyone knows the good neighborhoods to look at Christmas lights in. Some houses go all out for the holiday season, and it’s fun to go for a night drive and search for them with your crush!Chelsea Crockett - Christmas Date
  • Do a Christmas DIY project. Who says guys don’t like to get crafty too? There are so many Pinterest-inspired DIYs to choose from. Maybe you want to decorate ornaments or try out a new recipe? You and your crush can pick you fave!
  • Wrap presents and decorate together. These jobs may seem like a chore, but with your boyfriend or girlfriend it can make it a little more enjoyable!

Hope you have a fun-filled Christmas!

Love, Chelsea

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Operation Christmas Child

Around the holidays, tons of charities and organizations do a lot to help the community. Sometimes it’s as simple as preparing a meal for a family or providing a Christmas…

Around the holidays, tons of charities and organizations do a lot to help the community. Sometimes it’s as simple as preparing a meal for a family or providing a Christmas for kids that aren’t fortunate enough to have one. Chelsea Crockett - Operation Christmas ChildOne charity that I wanted to bring attention to is Operation Christmas Child. I thought I’d tell you a little about what it is and what you can do!

Churches nationwide participate in this charity every year. To briefly describe what it is, the organization takes shoeboxes filled with toys and God’s Word and sends them to kids around the world such as in Africa and South America. There are a few drop off locations around the country if you want to make your own box! If these locations aren’t near you, several churches also take them and send them to the drop off locations for you! If you don’t even want to do that, you can simply pay to make one online.

The impact of these gifts are much bigger than you think. Hundreds of kids across the globe are being introduced to Jesus through these simple shoeboxes. You can watch several different stories online and listen to how lives were changed worldwide. I highly suggest you check it out!

Merry Christmas! – Chelsea

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Smashbox Holiday Collection

I recently received an awesome little gift box in the mail from Smashbox, one of my favorite cosmetics brands! It was their holiday collection called Art. Love. Color. in which…

I recently received an awesome little gift box in the mail from Smashbox, one of my favorite cosmetics brands! It was their holiday collection called Art. Love. Color. in which they collaborated with artist Yago Hortal to create a vibrant, inspiring collection. I received the studio set with several products that I wanted to give you a little review and inside on!Chelsea Crockett - Smashbox Holiday Collection

When I opened the box, there were two containers with different products in each. In the first container, I received five products: the Full Exposure Mascara, the Be Legendary Lipstick in Primrose, two Photo Op Eye Shadow Trios titled Callback and Spectral, and the Be Legendary Lip Gloss in Disco Rose. The second little box came with three different priming products: the Photo Finish Foundation Primer, the Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer, and the Layer Lash Primer.

Of course I could go into each product one-by-one, but I’d rather tell you about my favorites! First off, I LOVE the mascara. The brush makes my lashes look extra full and long. It applies easily and slides right off at the end of the day. I’m also loving the Be Legendary lipstick. It’s shade is a darker pink that looks great for fall. You can even apply the lip gloss over it for a glossier look! The rest of the products in the studio set are just as good. Check it out!

“People cannot live without color. Imagine a life in black and white, it’s boring. We need color to feel alive.” – Yago Hortal

Love, Chelsea

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Star Spangled Nail Art

The Fourth of July is just around the corner.  What better way to top off your star spangled look than with red, white, and blue nail art?  Thank God we…

The Fourth of July is just around the corner.  What better way to top off your star spangled look than with red, white, and blue nail art?  Thank God we have the freedom to have fun with patriotic nails :).  Some girls (like my mom!) want to have fun, flashy, colorful nails.  You can fill your nail beds with stars, stripes, glitter and more.Chelsea Crockett - Fourth of July Nail

Other tastes, like the nails on the right, are more subtle. I’m more of a simple nails kind of girl so these are what I would go for! (Plus they’re easier to create!)  You can decorate with polka dots, chevron patterns, stripes, anything patriotic! You could paint all of your nails red but leave your ring finger to carry the flair of the US flag or simply a white star like the picture on the right.  It’s exciting to play around with your nails especially on holidays because there are so many different ways to decorate them.

I hope you enjoy family, friends, and fireworks on this Fourth of July! – Chelsea

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4th of July Outfits in 4K!

Here it is! 4th of July is here for all of us Americans! I wanted to share some outfits that might give you inspirations this holiday! Let me know what…

Here it is! 4th of July is here for all of us Americans! I wanted to share some outfits that might give you inspirations this holiday! Let me know what you’re doing to celebrate in the comments!

#1
Overalls from Target
White Top from Topshop
Red Keds
Necklace from American Eagle

#2
Top from Dillard’s
Banda from MOD
Shorts from Dillard’s
Red Keds

#3
Top From Dillard’s
Necklace from MOD
Shorts from American Eagle

#4
Dress from MOD
Bracelets from MOD
Shoes from JcPenny

Fun things to do for the 4th! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmsMO…

Makeup tutorial! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AaOi…

Music by Extreme Music

 

Lova Ya!

-Chelsea

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3 St. Patrick’s Day Snacks & Treats!

St. Patrick’s Day is just an excuse for lots of fun and good food! Whether you’re having a St. Patty’s class celebration or a party with your friends, you’ll need…

St. Patrick’s Day is just an excuse for lots of fun and good food! Whether you’re having a St. Patty’s class celebration or a party with your friends, you’ll need some themed, green treats to snack on. I’ve seen hundreds of ideas on Pinterest, but here are three that are not only delicious but simple as well!

  • Lucky Charm® Rice Krispie® Treats. These are so easy and fun to make! All you need is a recipe for homemade Rice Krispie® Treats. Then you can go one of two ways: either dye the butter green before mixing your ingredients or use green colored marshmallow (either way works!). After following your recipe but before separating them into squares, add in Lucky Charm® marshmallows! That’s all there is to it!Chelsea Crockett - Lime Sherbet Floats
  • Lime Sherbet Floats.  Since you’re going to have so many yummy treats, you’ll need something to quench your thirst. Lime sherbet floats will do the trick! All you need are a few cartons (or however many you need to serve your friends!) of lime, green ice cream. For the soda, pick whatever you like best! I prefer either 7-Up® or Sprite®. For tastiest results, use a lemon-lime flavored soda!
  • Rainbow Fruit Kabobs. Since I’m all for healthy treats, fruit kabobs are not only perfect for taste but decoration too! You’ll need these ingredients: purple grapes, blueberries, kiwis, pineapples, cantaloupe, and raspberries (or strawberries)! Stack them on wooden skewers in that exact order, like a rainbow (which is another St. Patrick’s Day theme!).

 

Let me know how your treats turn out :)!

-Chelsea

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas!

February 14th, the day all the perfect couples and secret admirers look forward to. Maybe your boyfriend is planning a dinner date for the two of you. Or maybe you’re…

February 14th, the day all the perfect couples and secret admirers look forward to. Maybe your boyfriend is planning a dinner date for the two of you. Or maybe you’re planning a girl’s night in with chick flicks and all your BFFs! Finding a V-day present for your crush or simply someone you love can be tricky! Here are a few suggestions.

  • For the food lover. Food is the key to almost anyone’s heart (mine especially!) and since chocolate is the biggest treat of the holiday, have some fun with it! One of my favorite ideas is chocolate covered pretzels. Dip some pretzel sticks into milk, white, and/or dark chocolate and decorate them with pink and red sprinkles! Another mouth-watering idea is chocolate covered strawberries. These are delicious and not entirely unhealthy :)!Chelsea Crockett - Personalized Guitar Picks
  • For the artistic. DIY or homemade presents are always a little more heartfelt then the average gift. If you have a creative side, why not show it to the one you love by thinking outside of the box? One idea I saw on Pinterest was personalized guitar picks. Maybe your crush is into music? This is just one of the many ideas that show you put some thought into his gift.
  • For the sport lover. If your boy is into sports, purchase some game tickets or his favorite team’s jersey. He’ll love that you put some interest into something he likes!
  • For the adventurous. Instead of getting him an actual gift or present, plan a fun day for the two of you. Maybe go to the zoo, hiking, or on a bike ride and end your night with dinner and a movie, your treat!

Good luck! – Chels

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Holiday Makeup: Ring in the New Year!

New Year’s Eve is one of my favorite nights. It’s a fresh start into a new year filled with many exciting things to come! Whether you’re going to a New…

New Year’s Eve is one of my favorite nights. It’s a fresh start into a new year filled with many exciting things to come! Whether you’re going to a New Year’s bash or to a nice dinner with your crush, you’ll need glamorous makeup to start off 2015 the right way! Here are a few of my favorite makeup looks that you can try too!

Chelsea Crockett - Holiday MakeupIf you’re one to rock the bold makeup (colorful eye shadows, bright lips), then try pulling off a blue eye shadow. Try using a light blue, shimmer shadow and applying it to your lids. Then, so you don’t go overboard with the blue, apply a white shimmer to your crease. Finish your eyes off with eyeliner and mascara. A nude lip stick and clear gloss will seal your look (or even a red lipstick like Taylor did on the left!).

Like I said before, you have to be the right person to pull off a certain look. If you’ve seen Kylie Jenner’s matte plum lips, you know how gorgeous they look! If you want a darker lip color, try a dark purple. It’s a bold statement but super trendy! Make sure you go light on the eye shadow and blush. You don’t want too much color. Finish it off with a winged liner and a boosting mascara.

A little shimmer and glitter can never hurt on New Year’s Eve! Urban Decay has a product called Moondust in seven different shades. It’s the perfect way to make your eyes pop! (And it looks great with a sparkly dress!)

I hope you all have a happy new year! – Chels

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3 DIYs for Winter Break!

Winter break is the most awaited time of the semester. After all the tests, homework assignments, and pop quizzes, nothing is needed more than a nice, long break. Although our…

Winter break is the most awaited time of the semester. After all the tests, homework assignments, and pop quizzes, nothing is needed more than a nice, long break. Although our days off are spent shopping for last minute Christmas gifts and baking sugar cookies, some are filled with long afternoons of boredom. So… here are a few winter-themed “do it yourself” ideas for those dreadful days!

If your friends are in the same boring boat as you, invite them over and have a mini spa day! There are soooo many DIY products that are super fun to make, especially if you incorporate Christmas scents such as peppermint or cinnamon. Recipes for do it yourself lip scrubs or face masks can be found all over Pinterest! How relaxing :)!

If you have a couple old Christmas sweaters laying around your house, this DIY is just what you’re looking for! Instead of letting your worn-out sweater sit and collect dust in your closet, change it into a couple different accessories! If the sleeves are big enough, cut them off and make them into leg warmers! These are definitely back in style, look to the left for example. You can also make it into an infinity scarf! There are many ways to go about this, so find your own way whether it’s using the neck hole or the ends of your sweater.Chelsea Crockett - DIY Leg Warmers

Showing off your art skills is another way to occupy spare time. Buy a canvas and some paints, possibly colors to match your room (or even Christmas colors!). This DIY is open to lots of interpretation. I saw on Pinterest that someone painted their canvas green and red to make a Christmas decoration for their room!

What do you plan on doing over break? Tell me below :)!

-Chelsea

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Christmas Makeup Looks: Natural & Bold!

Christmas is finally here insiders! It’s time to break out the wrapping paper and sugar cookies. Besides the obvious holiday preparations, you’re going to need a stunning outfit and makeup…

Christmas is finally here insiders! It’s time to break out the wrapping paper and sugar cookies. Besides the obvious holiday preparations, you’re going to need a stunning outfit and makeup look to complete it! So… I decided to share two looks with you: natural and bold.

  1. If you want to keep it nice and simple for the holidays, this natural look is for you! Some girls don’t wear makeup all the time, so if you want to try something new for the holidays, I suggest this look! If you have an amazing outfit, you might not want to overdo it with your makeup. Try using your normal foundation with a light pink blush. Then, apply a shimmer nude or light pink eye shadow (I suggest the shimmer nude more than the pink!). If you’re a girl that can’t get enough eye liner, try to avoid the cat eye for this look. A simple thin line will look more natural! Seal your look with a maximizing mascara and a nude, matteChelsea Crockett - Christmas Makeup lipstick.
  2. As for the makeup lovers out there (like me!), you might rather go for the bolder look. Instead of a light pink blush, use a cherry colored one! For your eyes, you can never go wrong with the smoky eye, which is definitely a statement look. The normal smoky eye colors (gray, black, white) might get boring after a while. Try incorporating holiday colors such as silver or gold! Finish off your look with a red lipstick :).

There ya go! You can pick and choose which one suits you best!

Merry Christmas! – Chelsea

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The Gift of Giving

Have you ever been asked, “What is Christmas all about?” Some responses could be spending time with family or the delicious ham you get to savor for dinner! Although those…

Have you ever been asked, “What is Christmas all about?” Some responses could be spending time with family or the delicious ham you get to savor for dinner! Although those are a few pluses, there couldn’t be Christmas without Jesus. That being said, the Bible talks a lot about giving, such as God giving His only son to die for our sins. This is something we can all put into action this holiday season!

I recently found a quote on Pinterest that says “There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.” Personally I find more joy in giving than receiving! Whether you’re doing a gift exchange with friends or giving your mom a present Christmas morning, it’s impossible not to get a smile on your face! Now I’m not saying that receiving isn’t nice… Getting a gift (especially one off of your wish list!) is never a time to complain, but giving someone a present is one hundred times more satisfying!Chelsea Crockett - Give

I know for me, the simple thought behind a gift already makes it good no matter what might be under the wrapping paper. Not everyone has the money to go out and buy ten $50 gifts. Not every present has to be expensive! Homemade or DIY gifts are even more meaningful than just buying a shirt or gift card (and it won’t break the bank!).

Tis’ the season for giving, and you shouldn’t miss out! If you give this holiday, I promise your joy will be greatly multiplied!

“Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart, a wide open heart that thinks of others first.”

Love, Chelsea

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Peppermint Oreo Truffles

I have to admit, Oreos might be one of my favorite sweet treats of all time.  Once you’ve had one, it’s hard to quit!  Around the holiday times, I love…

I have to admit, Oreos might be one of my favorite sweet treats of all time.  Once you’ve had one, it’s hard to quit!  Around the holiday times, I love mixing together peppermint and Oreos to create peppermint Oreo truffles.  They’re the perfect Christmas treat that everyone will love!  Find out what you need to create your family’s new favorite dessert.

Peppermint Oreo Truffles

  • 1 package of Oreos (36 cookies)
  • 8 oz. of softened cream cheese
  • 1 tsp. of peppermint extract
  • 16 oz. of vanilla almond bark or candy melts
  • ¼ cup of crushed candy canes
  • Wax paper
  • Cookie sheet

Begin by placing the Oreos in a large zip-lock bag and crushing them until they are fine.  You can do this by pounding them with your hands or using a rolling pin.  Next, mix together the softened cream cheese and peppermint extract, and then add that to the crushed Oreos in a large mixing bowl.  Mix together.  Once the mixture forms a dough, mold together 1 inch balls and place them on a cookie sheet with wax paper.  Place the balls in the freezer for 10 minutes.Chelsea Crockett- crushing Oreos

While the Oreo truffles are hardening, begin making the outside layer by melting the vanilla almond bark (see package for directions).  Once the 10 minutes is up, dip each ball into the almond bark and place them back on the wax paper cookie sheet.  Top each truffle off with some crushed candy canes, place in the fridge, and get prepared to dig in!

Enjoy!

Chelsea

 

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