Chelsea Crockett

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Super Sweet Valentine’s Day Nails

If you have a Valentine’s Day date planned with your honey, then you most likely have a cute outfit all planned out. You know what every cute Valentine’s Day outfit…

If you have a Valentine’s Day date planned with your honey, then you most likely have a cute outfit all planned out. You know what every cute Valentine’s Day outfit needs? Super cute nails. Keep reading to see a few of my favorite Valentine’s Day nail styles!nails 2

  1. Easy ombre: This look is so fun and unique! It combines all of the Valentine’s colors in one style: red, hot pink, and light pink.
  2. Gorgeous geometric: This style is for my girly gals! It combines soft, romantic pink with sassy glitter for a “reversed french tip” look. I think this one is the most “me.”
  3. Sweet and subtle: If you go for the more understated look, just paint a simple coat of glitter polish over your nails! It will give you a nice subtle sparkle, and is a totally simple way to add a little extra to your V-Day ensemble.

Have a fun Valentine’s Day, my pretties!

XOXO, Chels

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Chic Christmas Nails

Christmas time means parties and get-togethers galore! You want to make a statement with your style choices, and nail art is one way to do just that! Now you could…

Christmas time means parties and get-togethers galore! You want to make a statement with your style choices, and nail art is one way to do just that! Now you could choose to keep it simple and just paint your nails red for the holidays, but if you want to live on the wild side, try one of these chic Christmas nail styles!

  1. Angled: This style is simple and unique. Just take a piece of tape and cover half of your nail with it. Paint the other half white, let it dry a bit, and then peel the tape off. Paint clear top coat over each nail to seal the color in, and you’re done!nails
  2. Chevron stripes: This style is a new take on chevron. It sort of reminds me of a snow flake! Paint your nails with a clear base coat, then use nail tape to make the chevron pattern. Paint over your whole nail with white polish, and pull off the tape while the polish is still wet. Once it is dry, apply a top coat.nails-1
  3. Subtle sparkle: This style might be my favorite of the 3. It is so subtle and classy. Tape off a triangle at the base of your nail and paint it with glitter polish. You may need a few coats for it to show up. Peel off the tape and coat with clear top coat. Done! It is that simple.nails-2

Statement nails are a great way to finish off any holiday ensemble!

Merry Christmas!

XOXO, Chels

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Watercolor Nail Art

I often catch myself staring at nail art on Pinterest completely mesmerized. How in the world do people do their nails so perfectly?! When I do mine I feel like…

I often catch myself staring at nail art on Pinterest completely mesmerized. How in the world do people do their nails so perfectly?! When I do mine I feel like a kindergartener trying to color inside the lines! Today I am going to share a perfectly easy, super cute nail art technique that gives you watercolor nails! Adorable!c6a50a2b33ffb54d5dffce613e6c7fdd

All you need for this technique is a Sharpie or two, a base nail color, and some rubbing alcohol. After painting your nails in the color of your choice (I would choose a pastel because spring is closeJ ), let them dry a spell. While they are drying, combine colorful Sharpie ink and rubbing alcohol in a separate bowl, then paint it onto your nails! It should look like a watercolor painting. Add glitter topcoat if you are feeling fancy.

How easy was that? This is a great, cute nail idea for Easter!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Spoon Beauty Hacks

Spoons: handy eating utensil and surprisingly useful beauty tool. These shiny silver pieces of silverware aren’t just for eating anymore, they are a handy getting-ready essential! Here are a few…

Spoons: handy eating utensil and surprisingly useful beauty tool. These shiny silver pieces of silverware aren’t just for eating anymore, they are a handy getting-ready essential! Here are a few ways to use spoons that don’t involve transporting food to your mouth.spoon beauty

  1. Contouring: angle a spoon on your face along your cheek bone and use it as a contouring guide!
  2. Nail art: Mix a few nail polish colors on a spoon and then press it to your nail for a marbled effect.
  3. Mascara guard/winged eyeliner guide: Place a spoon over your eyelid while you apply mascara as a guard to prevent unwanted mascara marks on your lids. You can also use it to help draw on winged eyeliner.
  4. De-puff eyes: Set a spoon in the freezer and leave it for a while, then take it out and apply it to your under-eyes to shrink eye bags!

See, spoons are way more handy than you might think!

XOXO, Chels

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Lazy Girl Nail Ideas

I love having my nails done all cute, but whose got the time?! Giving yourself a cute mani is a time consuming task, and quite frankly, I never have time!…

I love having my nails done all cute, but whose got the time?! Giving yourself a cute mani is a time consuming task, and quite frankly, I never have time! Here are lazy girl manicures that don’t take much time and are super easy.

  1. Simple polka dots: Paint your nails one solid color and then dip the end of a bobby pin into a different colored polish to create polka dots on your nails! Simple and quick.lazy nails
  2. Geometric: tape off little triangles at the tips of your nails and then paint inside the triangles. After the paint is dry you can peel off the tape and paint over your nails with clear polish!lazy nails 1
  3. Glitter French mani: Paint your nails a solid color and then fade glitter at the tips for a subtle “French tip” look! This is super quick but totally adorable.

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Who knew you could have cute nails even when you’re strapped for time?!

XOXO, Chels

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Fourth of July- Nailed It!

Independence day is the best. There is food, family, and fireworks…what could be better! I am usually at family or friend’s parties on the Fourth of July, so I know…

Independence day is the best. There is food, family, and fireworks…what could be better! I am usually at family or friend’s parties on the Fourth of July, so I know I will have to be decked out in my best Independence july 4th nailsDay attire! Here are a few nail art ideas to top your patriotic ensemble off!

  1. Dots and stripes: This cute style layers white and red stripes on all the fingers except for the pointer finger. I think this is so classic and preppy! Plus, it looks really easy to do. Love it.

 

  1. Dots and stars: This style is similar to the one above, but here you are just placing white dots onto blue nails, and then topping off a white accent nail with a red star.

 

  1. Simple statement: I am all about keeping things simple. To me, less is best, so I usually just paint my nails a deep red. I love how sassy I feel when I have red nails. You could even simply paint your nails all solid navy or all solid white! Whichever patriotic color you are feelin’.

 

Happy Fourth to you!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Spring Nails

Spring time nails are so much fun! The color pallete is so cute, with all of the pastels and bright cheery colors. Nails are a simple, understated way to add…

Spring time nails are so much fun! The color pallete is so cute, with all of the pastels and bright cheery colors. Nails are a simple, understated way to add a little personal flare to your springtime ensembles. Here are a few styles to sspring nails 2port this spring time.

  1. Pretty pink: Want to keep thinks sweet and simple? Paint your nails a simple shade of light pink. It is preppy and pretty, with a little girly flare!
  2. Pastel geometric: Spice things up a bit with a pastel geometric french manicure! This isn’t your ordinary french manicure, it has a little angular flare to it.
  3. Paisley print: I love this pretty pattern! It reminds me of a china cup. What a classy, preppy pattern! Super cute.

If in doubt, you can always paint your nails a simple white! It makes your nails look clean and put-together.

Which style is your favorite?

XOXO, Chels

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Valentine’s Day Nails

You know what makes any Valentine’s Day outfit so much cuter? An adorable mani. I feel so much more “put together” when my nails are done. Here are a few…

You know what makes any Valentine’s Day outfit so much cuter? An adorable mani. I feel so much more “put together” when my nails are done. Here are a few Valentine’s Day DIY manis that are sure to make any Vday ensemble pop!

  1. “Heart tipped”: In this mani all you need is red and clear nail polish. Paint two ovals in the shape of a heart on the tips of your nails for a unique mani that everyone will love!149367e278c445fcc53f023139e393af
  2. Pretty in pink: If you are a lover of pink and everything girly, then just paint all of your nails with a soft pink and then paint pink glitter on one nail for a little pazazz. Super simple, yet super adorable!
  3. Tiny hearts: If you are a subtle lovin girl, then paint all of your nails red except for your ring finger nail, which you will paint white. Then, on the finger with the white, paint a small red heart. This manicure is so simple, yet so cute!

So remember, when you are in “Valentine’s Day prep” mode, don’t forget to do your nails up real nice!

XOXO, Chels

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Christmas Nails

What is a great Christmas outfit without cute Christmas nails? Incomplete! Impress the socks off of everyone this Christmas with your super adorable nails! Here are a few ideas on…

What is a great Christmas outfit without cute Christmas nails? Incomplete! Impress the socks off of everyone this Christmas with your super adorable nails! Here are a few ideas on what nail art to rock to any Christmas event you may attend.

Candy cane nails: Classic! If you want to go all out, then paint candy cane patterns on all of your nails. How you do this is paint all of your nails red and let them dry completely. Then, tape stripes on your nails with scotch tape. Paint white in the gaps of the scotch tape. Peel off the tape when the white paint is dry, and there you have candy cane stripes! If you want to go a little more subtle, paint all of your nails red and then paint one nail with the candy cane pattern as an accent nail.xmas nails

Sweater themed nails: Paint your nails like a Christmas sweater!

Snow nails: Paint all of your nails white and then roll them in glitter. Boom, snowy nails!

Simple classy nails: If you want to go with a subtle nail style, paint all of your nails black and then paint an accent nail with gold glitter paint. This style is edgy yet subtle, and the gold ties in the Christmas theme.

Nail art is the perfect finishing touch to any outfit.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

XOXO, Chels

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Matte Nails: Different Ways to Rock the Trend

Matte polish is so chic. Add matte top coat to any color and it instantly becomes 10x edgier. There are some really cool, really unique ways to wear matte polish!…

Matte polish is so chic. Add matte top coat to any color and it instantly becomes 10x edgier. There are some really cool, really unique ways to wear matte polish! Want to rock this trend and show your edgier side? Stick around!

Matte French Manicure: This is a totally new spin on the traditional French Manicure. I love this look with black 2f22f3f6c29b4a30b5432b4912e411f4polish, but you can really do it with any polish of your choice. Just paint your nails whatever shade you prefer (I am going to use black for my example) and let the polish dry for a good long time. Once the polish is thoroughly dry, place a small piece of masking tape over the tip of your nail to cover it up. Then, paint matte polish over the rest of the nail. The covered portion will remain shiny while the rest will be matte, which creates the “French Manicure” look.

The “Accent” Nail: Paint all of your nails but one. Leave one nail as an “accent” nail. Paint all of your fingers but the accent nail in one shade, and then paint the matte polish over them. Paint your accent nail in a different color or paint it in glitter polish, and then cover it with regular shiny top coat. This look is unique and totally adorable! Great for making a statement.

Diagonal Polish: Paint all your nails in the color of your choice and let them dry thoroughly. After they are totally dry, cover each nail diagonally with a piece of tape. This process is similar to the matte French tip, but the style of nail is different. Once your tape is diagonally placed over half the nail, paint the other half matte. This is another edgy, unique way to rock matte nails!

Never knew there could be so many great ways to wear matte nails, didja?!

XOXO, Chels

 

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