Chelsea Crockett

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Why Mineral Makeup works Miracles

I have been aware of mineral makeup for a while, and I had heard it was so good for your skin, but I never really looked into it. But, recently…

I have been aware of mineral makeup for a while, and I had heard it was so good for your skin, but I never really looked into it. But, recently a dermatologist told me that the reason I am having trouble getting rid of some of my pesky acne is because of my foundation! A lot of times drugstore foundations contain dyes and perfumes and can foster bacteria. Stay tuned to hear why you should make the switch to mineral makeup!mineral-makeup-300x292

Mineral makeup is composed of inorganic minerals and is oil free so it doesn’t promote bacteria growth- Hooray! If you have acne prone skin then this is very important. It is also great for people with sensitive skin because it does not contains harsh perfumes or dyes like I mentioned above. Mineral makeup contains zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, which are both natural sunscreens that provide sun protection against those harsh rays. Another cool aspect is that titanium dioxide has a high light refraction index, which means it reflects light, even higher than that of a diamond! This helps reduce the appearance of skin blemishes and even gives you a glow!

Mineral makeup also offers you great coverage, a natural finish, and a smooth appearance! Although it is a little more expensive than your traditional foundation and powder I think that it is worth it. Think of all the money you will save on acne medicines!

I love the look, feel and finish that mineral makeup gives me. I give it a perfect 10!

XOXO,Chels

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Transition your Makeup from Summer to Fall

Now is the time to take your makeup routine from “fun and summer-y” to “fabulous and fall-y”. Summer makeup is all about soft tones, sheer coverage and natural vibes. Fall…

Now is the time to take your makeup routine from “fun and summer-y” to “fabulous and fall-y”. Summer makeup is all about soft tones, sheer coverage and natural vibes. Fall is about rich hues, smoky eyes and trendy tones. I’ll fill you in on how to transition your makeup routine from summer to fall!

  1. Start with the lips. During the summer I love wearing pink and coral colored lip shades. This fall opt for sheer, translucent stains of plum or burgundy. Last year’s lip trend was opaque oxblood, but this year it is a little more subdued.fall makeup 1
  2. Next follow up with the eyes. Trade out neutral shadows with this year’s hottest eye trend: crimson. Create a smoky eye with crimson and russet tones.
  3. Figure out the finish. Summer makeup is dewy and makes your face glow, where as usual fall foundation has a matte finish. This year, avoid the “flat” look by using foundations and powders that allow your natural complexion to show through.
  4. Make your moisturizer count. In the summer you sweat a lot and the humidity keeps your skin nice and moist. Cooler times call for different measures. Cold temps dry out your skin, so use creamy cleansers and moisturizers to make sure your face gets the moisture it needs!

The transition from summer to fall makeup is completely painless! Don’t you agree?

XOXO, Chels

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How to Look Good on Camera

Because I am a YouTuber, I am on camera alllllll the time. There are a few rules that I always follow when I am on camera in order to look…

Because I am a YouTuber, I am on camera alllllll the time. There are a few rules that I always follow when I am on camera in order to look my best, and today I thought I would share them with you!FullSizeRender (18)

  1. Dress confidently: When you are on camera, you want to dress in a way that reflects your personality and in clothes that you are comfortable in. When you feel good about yourself, your viewers can tell!
  2. Posture: Sit up straight! If you slouch your viewers will think that you are uninterested and have lost your energy.
  3. Body language: This sort of goes with posture. Try not to talk with your hands and do anything that will distract your viewers.
  4. Smile with your eyes: You want people to know you are genuinely happy and sincere, and you can do that by smiling with your eyes! As they say, the eyes are the window to the soul.

I hope these tips can help out my on-camera Insiders!

XOXO, Chels

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How to Fix Broken Lipstick

Lipstick can turn any outfit from frumpy to fabulous. I always feel polished and ready to go when I am wearing my favorite shade! If you are a lipstick lover…

Lipstick can turn any outfit from frumpy to fabulous. I always feel polished and ready to go when I am wearing my favorite shade! If you are a lipstick lover like me, then you know the tragic situation when your lipstick breaks. How are you supposed to get the perfect pout if the stick is broken in half!? Instead of going and buying a brand new stick, fix the other one so it is just like new. Here is how. 

 
1. If the lipstick is not already broken off of the base, break it off. 
2. Warm up the base with a hair dryer for about 5 seconds. broken-lipstick
3. Attach the broken piece back to the base and stick it in the fridge for a few hours to firm it back up. 
 
Now it may not be as pretty as it was when you first bought it, but it goes on the same I promise! This quick fix should keep your lipstick together until you are ready to upgrade. 
 
Hopefully this easy fix works for you the next time your lipstick decides to do a High School Musical and “break free”! 😉
 
XOXO, Chels 
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411 On Foundations

There are so many types of foundation. You can have liquid, tinted moisturizer, BB cream, CC cream, stick foundation, powder foundation, mineral powder, airbrush, the list goes on and on!…

There are so many types of foundation. You can have liquid, tinted moisturizer, BB cream, CC cream, stick foundation, powder foundation, mineral powder, airbrush, the list goes on and on! How do you know which type is the one for you? Read on to find out!

  1. Liquid foundation: Liquid foundation gives you tons of color, finish, and coverage options! If you want a versatile foundation, then liquid is the way to go.
  2. Tinted moisturizer: If you have dry skin with little or no blemishes to cover then you are a tinted moisturizer girl. This gives you a hint of moisture, a bit of color, and a smidge of coverage.
  3. BB/CC cream: If you want color correction with sheer to medium coverage then you should reach for a BB or CC cream. These contain sunscreen, moisturizer, and color!
  4. Stick foundation: If you need coverage fast then stick foundation is your hero. The solid texture of a stick foundation makes it great for contouring and it also gives great coverage. Plus, it is easy to toss in your purse and take on the go!Variety-of-Liquid-Foundations_thumb12
  5. Loose mineral powder: If you are prone to breakouts and looking for medium to full coverage then mineral powder is great for you. If you have combination or oily skin then this dry powder will complement your skin perfectly.
  6. Spray foundation: Want the look of airbrushed foundation every day? Spray foundation is your go-to. Spray foundation is a lightweight mist that offers sheer to medium coverage.

Once you find your perfect foundation, your makeup routine becomes a breeze! Which foundation is YOUR go-to product? Comment below!

XOXO, Chels

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Green Concealer 101

Concealer comes in many shapes and colors. The specific formula we will be discussing today is the green sort. When I first saw green concealer I could not figure out…

Concealer comes in many shapes and colors. The specific formula we will be discussing today is the green sort. When I first saw green concealer I could not figure out what it was. Green? On your face? But, little did I know that green concealer is used to correct redness on your face because green and red are opposites on the color wheel. Here is how to use green concealer to your advantage!

  1. A little goes a long way: The last thing you want to do is give yourself a green hue. Only apply the concealer to the spots where it is needed and then blend it well with your skin-tone 300concealer.
  2. Match dem colors: The intensity of the green you use depends on your skin tone. You will know it is the right shade when it seamlessly blends to your skin and hides any blemishes under it.
  3. Think it through: Think to yourself if you really need color correction. The main goal is to show as much of your natural skin as possible!

I went to my neighborhood Ulta and picked up some NYX brand green concealer and was able to get some great use out of it by using the tips above!

XOXO,

Chels

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Eyelash Curler Tips and Tricks

Let’s face it, unfortunately we all weren’t blessed with naturally long, beautifully curled lashes. Eyelash curlers are supposed to be our solution! They are meant to help our eyelashes to…

Let’s face it, unfortunately we all weren’t blessed with naturally long, beautifully curled lashes. Eyelash curlers are supposed to be our solution! They are meant to help our eyelashes to appear full and curled, but sometimes they fall short of their goal. There are a few reasons why your eyelash curler may not be hitting the mark! Here are a few of them.

  1. The curling pad is worn out: Having good pads on your curler is super important! Your curling pads need to be Eyelash-curler-review-184427_Lchanged every three months to ensure you are getting the most out of your curler.
  2. Mascara on the lashes: Curling your lashes when they have mascara on them is no bueno! This causes your lashes to stick to the pads and that is just crazy painful. Curl your lashes, THEN apply mascara.
  3. It isn’t the right size: A lot of eyelash curlers are so cheap that they are not made large enough to fit all of your lashes in the clamp, which causes some lashes to be curled more than others, or some not to be curled at all!
  4. Brush those lashes: When you brush out your lashes before you curl them, you ensure that there will be no “crimps” or tangles in your lashes.

Eyelash curlers can look pretty intimidating. As long as you follow these steps and practice, curling those lashes will be a breeze!

XOXO, Chels

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Do’s and Dont’s of Red Lips

Red lipstick is always a good idea! Wanting to dress up an outfit? Put on some red lipstick. Feeling a little sassy? Put on some red lipstick. Need a confidence…

Red lipstick is always a good idea! Wanting to dress up an outfit? Put on some red lipstick. Feeling a little sassy? Put on some red lipstick. Need a confidence boost? Put on some red lipstick. Red lips are surprisingly versatile, but you also need to know how to properly apply it before you dive right in! Here are the dos and don’ts.

Do:

  • Some prep work: If you want your lipstick to last, then exfoliate and hydrate them.
  • Keep your eyes simple: You want your look to be balanced, so lean towards a classic look like a smokey or cat eye when you are wearing red lips.2971-red-lips-art_1024x1024
  • Know your undertone: How do you choose your perfect shade of red? By knowing your undertone! Cool undertones look best with cool reds, and warm undertones look best with warm reds.

Don’t:

  • Skimp on lip liner: This step is too vital to skip! Liner helps define your lips and keeps your color from bleeding.
  • Be scared to layer: Layer your lip color and find new shades that you love! Instead of going out and buying a new lip color, layer colors you already have and see if they work for you!
  • Wear with bright colors: Just like we said earlier, you want to keep the rest of your makeup simple when you do red lips. Stay away from pinks, blues, greens, and other bold shades that will clash with your lips.

Now you are fully prepared to rock the socks off of red lipstick!

XOXO, Chels

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Best Makeup for Blondes

I’m (obviously) not a blonde, but some of my best friends are! Blondes are what I like to call “bombshells,” they catch your attention with their gleaming locks!  Here are…

I’m (obviously) not a blonde, but some of my best friends are! Blondes are what I like to call “bombshells,” they catch your attention with their gleaming locks!  Here are a few makeup tips that can help you totally accentuate your golden tresses in the best way.MV5BMjA5MjUyNDEyM15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNzU3NTAzMDE@._V1_SY317_CR3,0,214,317_AL_

The shades: Light to medium neutral shades are best for blondes. For warmer blonde beauties, go for warm brown and bronze colors. For cool blondes, try cool browns and taupes.

Mascara choice: The deepest black isn’t always the best mascara choice! You want to choose a mascara that is the natural shade of your lashes and skin tone.

Brows:  Use brow gel to naturally define your beautiful brows. If your blonde brows need more shape, choose a gel that is lighter in color.

Eyes: For a more natural looking smoky eye, choose shades that are more taupe and pair them with a deep brown or grey liner.

For a natural, less-dramatic smoky eye, opt for taupe shades. Pair it with a smudgy black, grey, or deep brown liner.

I hope these makeup tips help you accentuate your all natural, God given blonde beauty!

XOXO, Chels

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How to get Perfect Winged Liner…Every Time!

We all know the struggle of trying to achieve the perfect winged liner. Honestly, it could take me hours to get those wings perfectly symmetrical. As with everything in life,…

We all know the struggle of trying to achieve the perfect winged liner. Honestly, it could take me hours to get those wings perfectly symmetrical. As with everything in life, practice makes perfect, so instead of “winging it” next time you try and swoop your liner, follow these helpful guidelines!

  1. Use a straight edge: Save yourself a ton of trouble by using a business card or piece of scotch tape as a straight edge. eyeliner3Line the edge up to the angle you want the wing to be. Trace along the edge with your liner, and bam, a straight line every time!
  2. Find the right kind: In order to get the perfect winged look, you need to find the liner that works best for you. Once you find your favorite liner, making the perfect wing is that much easier.
  3. Keep it steady: Having a steady hand is crucial when dealing with liquid liner. The easiest way to anchor your hand is to use your ring finger or pinky and rest the tip on your cheek bone while your fingers hold the liner.
  4. Trace, then line: The easiest way to map out your wing is to use your solid eyeliner pen to trace your lines, and then go over your lines with the liquid liner.

Now you are ready to kick your winged eyeliner game up a notch!

XOXO, Chels

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Master the Dark Lip Trend

Let’s be real. We all love rocking the dark-lips trend! I think it is so romantic and mysterious. I am working on getting this look down pat! Here is How…

Let’s be real. We all love rocking the dark-lips trend! I think it is so romantic and mysterious. I am working on getting this look down pat! Here is How I am mastering the trend:dark lips 2

  • Keep it even: In order for your lipstick to go on smooth and look its very best, you need to have smooth lips. By gently exfoliating your lips you can remove all of the dead skin and prep your lips for perfect lip color! Also, make sure they are nice and moisturized.
  • Prep your skin: Spend a little bit of time working on your skin. I like to apply my concealer, foundation, powder, bronzer, and blush before I put on my lipstick. If you put the lipstick on before you do your face makeup, you smudge your lip color all over the place.
  • Find your hue: If your skin is an olive tone, go for a deep burgundy. If you have dark skin, go for a merlot hue and mix it with a tiny bit of brown.
  • Lip line? With dark colors, you usually do not have to line your lips before applying lipstick. You can if you want, but it’s not a total must!

I love this super chic trend. I always feel more sassy and confident when I have a bold lip color going on. Do you? Comment below and let me know if you like this fall fashion trend!

XOXO, Chels

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Eye Shadow Order!

Putting on eyeshadow is an art. Did you know that there is a certain order that you are supposed to apply your eyeshadow in? By using these simple steps you…

Putting on eyeshadow is an art. Did you know that there is a certain order that you are supposed to apply your eyeshadow in? By using these simple steps you can maximize the effects of your eyeshadow and make your eyes pop! Here they are:

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  1. On the inside of your eyelid, the part closest to your nose, is where you focus the lightest shade.
  2. In the middle of your lid, transition from the light shade to a medium shadow color.
  3. On the outside edge of your lid is where you focus the darker “smokey” color
  4. Use a transition color to blend the dark outside color and middle color together. Check out the diagram to see how to do it!

I use these tips all the time, so I know that you will love them! Try them out and comment below and tell me if they work for you!

XOXO, Chels

 

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