Chelsea Crockett

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Top 5 Instagram-Worthy Ice Cream Stops in the U.S.

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!  Ice scream is one of my favorite desserts.  I can eat it at almost any time of the day!  I…

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!  Ice scream is one of my favorite desserts.  I can eat it at almost any time of the day!  I love finding cute ice cream stops around the country that are both delicious and Instagram-worthy.  What girl doesn’t love taking some artsy pics at a cute ice cream shop?  Here are the top 5 picture-worthy ice cream stops in the U.S.!

  • Garden Creamery in San Francisco, California. Chelsea Crockett - Ice Cream This simple, yet chic, creamery in the heart of San Francisco is a must-see for all ice cream lovers.  Their ice cream comes in all different bright flavors that look and taste amazing!
  • Soft Swerve in New York City, New York.  This place serves the cutest ice cream and has the best backgrounds to top off your Instagram pics!  You can get sprinkles, fruity pebbles, cocoa puffs, and other delicious toppings!
  • Datz Dough in Tampa, Florida.  Because this place’s main focus isn’t ice cream, they offer many sweet treats like donuts, cupcakes, and almost anything else to satisfy your needs!  That being said, their ice cream is delicious and can even be served in a donut cone!
  • Windy City Sweets in Chicago, Illinois.  This place is all things candy and ice cream!  They have a wall full of all different kinds of candies and treats.  Pair your delicious ice cream with a bag of your favorite candy and you’re set! 
  • Eb & Bean in Portland, Oregon.  If you’re more of a frozen yogurt kind of person, try out Eb & Bean in Portland!  They have the simplest but most delicious treats and awesome walls to take pics with as well! 🙂

Have you ever been to any of these places?  Let me know below and tell me what you think!

XO – Chelsea

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Tricks to Make Your Skin Look Insta-Perfect

Have you ever wondered how celebrities make their skin look flawless in every picture they post?  Is it their makeup?  Or maybe some app that eliminates blemishes?  Although some people…

Have you ever wondered how celebrities make their skin look flawless in every picture they post?  Is it their makeup?  Or maybe some app that eliminates blemishes?  Although some people really do have naturally perfect skin, there are certain things you can do to make your selfies look insta-perfect!

  • Use a serum to enhance your glow.  Instead of highlighting your face, try using a serum to enhance the glow of your whole face, not just above your cheekbones. 
  • Get rid of acne and pimples with a dab of concealer.  Whenever I have pesky pimples that don’t want to go away, I always cover them up with a little concealer.  After it sits for a minute or so, even it out with some foundation or powder.
  • Camouflage your dark circles with concealer followed by a setting powder.  Dark circles can make you look 10x more tired than you actually are.  If you want an insta-perfect selfie, make them disappear by applying concealer to make the area a little more lively.Chelsea Crockett - Concealer
  • To add to a more natural look, try using a darker foundation to add depth to your face instead of fully contouring it.  It’s always good to have a foundation that’s two to three shades darker than your normal shade for purposes like this!

Try some of these tricks out next time you want to take a killer selfie!  They really work!

XO – Chels

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Using Social Media for the RIGHT Reasons

Social media is one of the biggest things of our generation.  About 99% of the people I know have at least one form of it, even my parents and grandparents! …

Social media is one of the biggest things of our generation.  About 99% of the people I know have at least one form of it, even my parents and grandparents!  If you’ve been keeping up with my channel, then you’ve seen one of my recent videos talking about the power of social media and why it’s so important.  I just wanted to expand on my thoughts on how our generation can use social media for the right reasons!

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For me, I live a lot of my life on YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, etc.  With the following I have, I feel like God has given me a platform to help further His kingdom by posting different verses, quotes, or my own thoughts that have impacted me.  That being said, I use social media as a way to spread the love of God to all of my followers because I believe in the power of social media!  My point is not that you need to tweet about God or the Bible.  My point is that social media can make a different and it DOES make a difference.  That’s why being positive and solely uplifting is more important than you think!  If you’re only logging on to complain or post negatively, then maybe you should rethink why you have social media in the first place.    

Start using social media to spread love instead of hate!  If we as a generation made this our mission, we’d be unstoppable! 🙂

Love, Chelsea

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Ways to Break Your Cell Phone Habit

So much of what we do revolves around our phones.  What we post on Instagram, knowing what the temperature is outside, and getting directions somewhere are just a few things…

So much of what we do revolves around our phones.  What we post on Instagram, knowing what the temperature is outside, and getting directions somewhere are just a few things we rely on our phones for!  If you find yourself constantly wanting to check or be on your phone, follow some of these tips to break your cell phone habit!

  • It’s sad to say most of us won’t go to sleep without checking our phones.  Put your phone in another room!  If you rely on it for your alarm, then put it out of reach so you’ll still wake up but not be tempted into checking it.
  • Pick two hours a day to go without your phone. Chelsea Crockett - Phone Meme I know I easily get distracted by checking social medias or watching YouTube videos on my phone.  Turn it off for an hour or two and work on homework, clean your room, or go for a run! 
  • Set in on “do not disturb.”  A lot of times I can’t get off my phone because I’m constantly getting notifications from social media, group chats, etc.  Putting your phone on “do not disturb” means you still get the notifications without them popping up on your screen every two seconds!
  • Don’t check your phone first thing in the morning.  After a while, it becomes habit to check your emails, social medias, etc. as soon as your alarm goes off.  Studies show that automatically waking up to sit on your phone for a half hour is a bad start to your day and can cause added stress or anxiety!

Do you have a tip that helps you stay off your phone?  Share with me in the comments below!

Chels

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My Ritz Carlton Experience

  Recently, I was treated to a weekend at the Ritz Carlton hotel in St. Louis.  I had always heard of how amazing and over-the-top hospitable this chain of hotels…

 

Recently, I was treated to a weekend at the Ritz Carlton hotel in St. Louis.  I had always heard of how amazing and over-the-top hospitable this chain of hotels was, but I never truly knew how great they were until I experienced it firsthand!  If you follow me on social media, then I’m sure you’ve already seen most of the treats and gifts the Ritz provided me with.  Here’s a little recap of my weekend and all of the amazing things they did for me!

When I arrived, I was overwhelmed with all the love and kindness from the Ritz staff and hotel.  The treats and desserts they made for me were to die for!  First, they surprised me with a cake that was modelled after my car!  Then they prChelsea Crockett - Ritz Carlton Giftsovided me a tray with chocolate covered strawberries, cupcakes, and lipstick shaped treats!  How cute is that?  Not only did they surprise me with food and treats but some products and clothing as well!  They even set up a display of a bunch of pictures from my YouTube and Instagram!

When we checked in, we were given two club level suites with free food all day.  I felt absolutely pampered the whole time.  Everyone at the hotel continued to go above and beyond my expectations and I couldn’t have asked for a better weekend!

XOXO, Chels

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Step-by-Step Instagram Theme

Instagram is one of my favorite social media platforms (besides YouTube of course!). It’s simply another way to express myself and show the things I love or what’s going on…

Instagram is one of my favorite social media platforms (besides YouTube of course!). It’s simply another way to express myself and show the things I love or what’s going on in my daily life. If you follow a lot of popular accounts, you’ll notice a certain look or “theme” to their page. Sometimes a theme is hard to achieve, but it’s not as hard as it looks!Chelsea Crockett - Instagram Page

  1. First, pick a color or hue that represents you and your pictures. Michelle Phan’s Instagram is a perfect example of this! The picture on the right shows her use of lavender and pink hues. Having a few colors on your page ties everything together. That being said, lots of colors or no color at all can also look just as good! I know a lot of YouTubers make use of whites, greys, and blacks instead of any color at all!
  2. Second, find your filters. Picture editing apps such as Afterlight, VSCO, or even simply Instagram will give you tons of different edits to choose from. Pick your favorites that tie together all your pictures! I tend to stick with the same filters which helps your theme, as well!
  3. The third step is the most important. Post what you love and what makes you happy! Sure, Instagram themes are fun to try and stick with, but social media is about expressing yourself and showing who you are. Don’t get too caught up in making your Instagram look how you want it. Instead, post pictures of you and your friends on the weekends or even your brunch at a cute restaurant :)!

XO – Chels

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What’s the Deal with Instagram?

My guess is that you have heard about Instagram’s new update. When I first heard about it, I was a little confused and a little perturbed. If you aren’t familiar…

My guess is that you have heard about Instagram’s new update. When I first heard about it, I was a little confused and a little perturbed. If you aren’t familiar with what’s up with Insta, here is the lowdown.

So, Instagram is altering its algorithm. It will reportedly be changing the way that users see posts from other people. It will Instagram Update on Funky Junk Interiors.34 AMprioritize some people’s posts over others, and in order to have your posts prioritized, people have to “turn on your notifications.” The thing is, this change isn’t happening for everyone just yet, so it has people pretty confused. The feature is actually still in its testing phase and is only out to a select number of Insta users at the moment. So, what will happen when the change happens to your account? Your feed will order the posts that it thinks you care about the most first, meaning it will show you the pictures from people whose photos you like and comment on the most. This change has pros and cons. The big “pro” is that you will get to see the people you want to see the most front and center in your feed! Buuuut a con is that you could miss posts from people whom you do not interact with that often but still want to keep tabs on or newer friends. Instagram says that it is working on getting this update right by doing testing, so hopefully by the time it reaches us it is in tip-top shape!

How do you feel about this new update? I am still trying to figure out how I feel myself.

XOXO, Chels

 

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Become A Pro At Editing Pics!

Instagram is all the rage right now!  It’s almost become a sort of art work!  When it comes to the pictures themselves, making sure they’re perfectly brightened, contrasted, and cropped…

Instagram is all the rage right now!  It’s almost become a sort of art work!  When it comes to the pictures themselves, making sure they’re perfectly brightened, contrasted, and cropped is key to achieving the perfect Insta pic.  Keep on reading for my greatest tips, tricks, and applications.

Afertlight is one of my favorite picture editing apps from the App Store!  Although it’s $0.99, it’s totally worth it.  You can choose between filters, brighten, contrast, saturate, add borders, and crop photos!  When brightening a photo, don’t go overboard!  If your nose or other facial features start to disappear, then you know you’ve gone a little overboard.  Brighten it enough so that you can easily view the scenery, background, or person.  Next, contrast photos that seem a little blurry or need to be sharpened.  Sometimes too much contrast can make a photo look fake, so be careful!Chelsea Crockett- Afterlight

When it comes to picking a filter, remember…less is more.  Try choosing colors that look natural, but bring out the beauty of the photo.  Trying to “make yourself look better” shouldn’t always be your goal.  Last, if desired, try adding a border to make the photo stand out or more unique.  The sky’s the limit!

Happy editing!

Chelsea

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Social Media Don’ts

Social media is both a blessing and a curse. Once something you put online is out there, you can’t take it back! With how often us teenagers log on to…

Social media is both a blessing and a curse. Once something you put online is out there, you can’t take it back! With how often us teenagers log on to Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc., we need to learn the ropes for what NOT to do on social media. Here a little guide I like to live by:

  • Don’t start an argument! We’ve all seen those Twitter fights that we know the person will regret later. Don’t try to “subtweet” anyone just to push their buttons. Be the bigger person!
  • Don’t be inappropriate/offensive. Ever hear the saying “think before you speak?” Well… you should think before you tweet too! First of all, don’t say or do anything you wouldn’t say in person. You might think you can get away with posting something inappropriate, but chances are, your teacher/coach/parent will see it. It’s definitely not worth it!Chelsea Crockett - Facebook Don't Like
  • Don’t deal with relationships online. I’ve seen breakups happen and escalate for everyone to read on their feeds. Keep that private! Chances are you’re just making the relationship worse. The best way to solve your problems is face-to-face!
  • Don’t be afraid to be yourself! One of the coolest things about social media sites is the freedom to express yourself. If you’re into photography, Instagram’s for you! Maybe you write poetry and want to tweet it for others to relate? Don’t hold back if you want to show your creativity :)!
  • Don’t associate with people you don’t know. This has been told to us ever since we could first use a computer. Stranger danger is actually a thing! Be careful!

Although there are many things to think about when logging into your account, the main thing is to make sure you’re having fun. Don’t overthink it :)!

Good luck! – Chels

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What is SocialCon?!

I recently announced that I will be attending SocialCon in Chicago, IL this weekend, August 23-24!  I am so excited to be attending this event and can’t wait to meet…

I recently announced that I will be attending SocialCon in Chicago, IL this weekend, August 23-24!  I am so excited to be attending this event and can’t wait to meet all of the other talent there is on the web…and you, of course!  So, many of you may be asking yourself, “What is SocialCon?”  Don’t worry!  I’ll give you all the inside deets!Chelsea Crockett- socialcon

SocialCon is a way for you, as fans, to get up close and personal with your favorite YouTube, Vine, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook stars!  The two day event is jam packed with meet and greets, live performances, and a question and answer panel.  Three of the question and answer panels will be hosted by yours truly!  Talk about being nervous!  You’ll get the chance to talk to me and ask questions to your favorite web stars!  It’s such a great way for Viner’s and YouTuber’s to interact with their fans!

Check out the website below to see if any of your favorite stars are coming and to purchase tickets!  I hope to see you all there!

Love you Insiders!

Chels

http://www.socialconchicago.com/

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StickyGram

I am an Instagram fanatic. I love that I can share my life with you all in the form of pictures, and I love that you can share your lives…

I am an Instagram fanatic. I love that I can share my life with you all in the form of pictures, and I love that you can share your lives with me! Sometimes I wish I could hang them up all around my room! Well, now I can! I found a website called stickygram.com that prints your favorite Instagram pictures onto magnets so you can display them wherever you want! The website also offers a really cool feature where you can add your favorite Instagram pictures to an an iPad case and phone cases! I am so excited to personalize a phone case with my very own Insta pictures! As for the magnets, you can hang them on your fridge, on a metal door frame, or on any metal surface you can find! Love it! It is also super cheap. They offer free shipping all over the world! SCORE!detail a175123e56a3af533cec6362d96094bc

Have fun displaying your Insta pics, Insiders!

XOXO, Chels

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The Pros and Cons of Social Media

As thought by our grandparents, social media is the “route to all evil”.  Our generation is constantly on our phones or iPads, checking twitter and Facebook, and editing pictures for…

As thought by our grandparents, social media is the “route to all evil”.  Our generation is constantly on our phones or iPads, checking twitter and Facebook, and editing pictures for Instagram.  Although social media may be taking over the world, it isn’t all bad!

Social media is a great way to express yourself through photographs, thoughts, and ideas.  Some use it as an outlet to post their passion for photography or wise words!  It’s also a great way to Chelsea Crockett- social media proskeep in touch with people and raise awareness for multiple events/causes.  Facebook and Twitter have started becoming more and more inspirational.  Uplifting quotes from popular accounts and celebrities have been hitting the Twitter timeline more frequently and stories that give you faith in humanity again have started popping up all over Facebook timelines.

On the downside, social media has its negatives.  It has taken over the lives of teens all over the world.  It has also become a place to complain and vent about their lives or other people through Facebook statuses.  Unfortunately, it has also been a target for cyberbullying.  Making fun of how someone looks in their pictures has become a nationwide trend causing many teens physical and emotional harm.  If you’re going to use social media, use it to uplift, inspire, and show off your creativity.  Prove to the world who YOU are in a positive light!

Love,

Chelsea

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Social Media: Watch What You Post

I’m sure you all are on social media, am I right? If not, at least you have probably heard of it! I’m talking about Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, all that jazz….

I’m sure you all are on social media, am I right? If not, at least you have probably heard of it! I’m talking about Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, all that jazz. Today I am going to tell you how important it is for you to watch what you say and post on social media, because when you post something, it is out there forever.

I know how tempting it might be to comment on someone’s picture or status and tell them how you really feel, but hold your tongue. Watch what you say, because other people are watching how you react and respond such as future employers. Yes, I said it, your future boss can look you up on social media and see just who you really are! That is an important point. Do not post anything on the internet that you wouldn’t want your boss/parents to see, because it will find their way to them.  According to CareerBuilder.com, 25% of employers check your social media sites when deciding whether or not to hire you.chelsea crockett social media

Also, never put much personal information on social media sites. By posting where you are at all times and putting personal information in your “bio” on the sites, you could put yourself in danger. Another risk of social media is cyber bullying.  Odds are, you have been cyber bullied or you have been the one bullying. Cyber bullying can be something as simple as commenting on someone’s status or picture with a rude remark. Words hurt, girls. Next time you are tempted to comment on something or post something mean, think about the verse Luke 6:31, which says “Do unto others as you would have them do to you.” I know it might be hard to hold your tongue, but be the bigger person!

I hope this article makes you think twice before posting anything on social media!

Love you guys,

XOXO, Chels

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What’s On My iPhone?

 My iPhone is one of my favorite things I own.  It allows me to take goofy pictures and keep in touch with my friends, lets me communicate with my fans…

 My iPhone is one of my favorite things I own.  It allows me to take goofy pictures and keep in touch with my friends, lets me communicate with my fans through the Internet, and of course, enables my mom to get a hold of me at any time during the day.Frown  I don’t know what I’d do without it!  Many of you have been curious as to what apps I use and what’s on my phone.  Here’s a breakdown of my favorite iPhone apps!Chelsea Crockett- apps

            I’m sure, like me, you all are addicted to social media.  How could I communicate with all of my amazing Insiders if it wasn’t for the Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine and the BeautyLicious app?  These are 5 of my favorite apps and I love to be very active on them.  I also have the ProTuber app, which is just a more advanced version of YouTube.  As you all know, I’m on YouTube A LOT. 

            If you’ve ever checked out my Instagram account, you’ll soon figure out how much I love taking pictures.  My phone is filled in editing apps!  One of my favorites is called PicPlayPost where you can add a video in with a collage of pictures to upload on your Instagram.  If you’ve got bad skin, try the app PhotoWonder to smooth out your skin for a flawless look!  Last, what iPhone would be complete without a game or two?!  My favorite game at the moment is Minion Rush!  You better check it out!

            Now you know what I’ve got going on in my iPhone.  Let me know if you like the apps I use and check me out on the Internet, links below!

Love,

 Chelsea

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Caution: Social Media

Teenagers and young adults alike are glued to their phones.  It’s rare to go to dinner or watch a movie without one person checking Twitter or updating their Facebook status. …

Teenagers and young adults alike are glued to their phones.  It’s rare to go to dinner or watch a movie without one person checking Twitter or updating their Facebook status.  While social media is fun, it can also be dangerous.  Monitoring yourself and others can save you from trouble in the future.  Take caution when using social media!Chelsea Crockett- caution on social media

Did you know that what you post on social media could keep you from getting a job or getting into college?  That’s right!  College admissions and employers now check a variety of social media accounts including Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook in order to see what their possible student or employee is posting.  If you are underage and post pictures with alcohol in them, you get could turned down.  Likewise, if you are always using profanity or making fun of someone, that can be a major red flag.  Many don’t realize that what you post on different social media accounts is very important.  It can actually determine what happens in your future!

Next time you are about to post a picture, status, tweet, etc., make sure it is something that you would be okay with your grandparents seeing!  This could save you from a world of trouble!

Be safe!

-Chelsea

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Social Media Enthusiast: Vine and Instagram

Hello Lovelies,             If you’re like me, you’re addicted to social media sites.  I love being able to use Twitter and Facebook to connect with you guys!!  Without you, I’d…

Hello Lovelies,

            If you’re like me, you’re addicted to social media sites.  I love being able to use Twitter and Facebook to connect with you guys!!  Without you, I’d be nowhere.  I’m so thankful we can share thoughts and ideas with each other!  One of my favorite new apps is called Vine.  You can make Chelsea Crockett- vinesilly 6 second videos and connect with your friends and others around the world, it’s so much fun!  As all of you know, I’m a goofball, and my Vines definitely show my weird and funny side.  It’s fun to share a side of me you don’t get see on YouTube!  Check it out!

            Another app I love, which I’m sure all of you are familiar with, is Instagram!  It’s a great way to share photos and give you a quick insight into what I’m up to!  You can change the color of the pictures by using cool filters to give them a new look.  Check out both of my sites and get to know meChelsea Crockett- instagram better. Smile

Love you guys,

            Chelsea     

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