Chelsea Crockett

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4 Alternate Uses for Nail Polish

Nail polish isn’t just for nails anymore! There are lots of crafty gals out there that have come up with creative ways for us to customize everyday items and give…

Nail polish isn’t just for nails anymore! There are lots of crafty gals out there that have come up with creative ways for us to customize everyday items and give them some extra glam using nothing more than nail polish! How many of us have bottles and bottles of nail polish shoved in a box in our closet? We only use them once or twice and then get tired of the color! Luckily crafty gals have come to the rescue and gave us some fun DIYs to put those lonely nail polish bottles out of their misery.

  1. Decorate your phone charger: At sleepovers all of my friends and I have iPhones, so we always get our phone chargers mixed up! The solution? Make yours unique! Make a cute design with nail polish or cover it all in glitter polish, the options are endless!56863f8dd4525d6db542e357f4262d07
  2. Customize your phone case: Find a clear case on Amazon for a dollar or two or just paint over a case you already have! Search for tutorials on YouTube if you need some creative inspiration!
  3. Color coordinate your keys: If you have a billion keys and it takes you 12 minutes just to find the right one, paint them with nail polish! It will help you distinguish them from each other.
  4. Cover up car scratches: Have you accidentally bumped into something or scratched your car? Nail polish is a life saver. Find a shade that matches your car and touch it up a bit.

Now you can get some use out of all of those abandoned nail polishes that have been used once or twice and then forgotten! Let’s get to crafting.

XOXO, Chels

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DIY Gel Manicure

Going to get your nails done is always a great time! Getting a gel manicure is wonderful, because it lasts for about 2 weeks. You get to sit back, relax,…

Going to get your nails done is always a great time! Getting a gel manicure is wonderful, because it lasts for about 2 weeks. You get to sit back, relax, and have someone else do all the work…it’s fun until the bill comes. The problem is that it’s SO expensive! They’re great to get every once in a while, but affording to keep them up can be costly. I recently discovered a way to give yourself a gel manicure at home with a few simple (and cheap) products! Take a look!Chelsea Crockett- Gelous Advanced Nail Gel

What you’ll need:

  • Gelous Advanced Nail Gel Coat: the must-have!
  • ANY nail polish
  • ANY top clear coat

This requires 6 coats, but I promise it’s worth it! Also, let nails fully dry between each coat of polish. Keep each application thin and don’t apply too much polish at one time. Apply each polish in this order:

  1. Gelous Advanced Nail Gel Coat
  2. Nail Polish Color
  3. Gelous Advanced Nail Gel Coat
  4. Nail Polish Color
  5. Top Coat
  6. Gelous Advanced Nail Gel Coat

Voilà, you’re all done! Make sure you give your nails plenty of time to dry before doing anything. You’ve just created your own perfect set of gel nails!

-Chelsea

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Fall Nail Color Favorites

Fall nail colors are my favorite kind. They are subtle, chic, and totally trendy. When you are choosing a nail color this fall you want to keep in mind a…

Fall nail colors are my favorite kind. They are subtle, chic, and totally trendy. When you are choosing a nail color this fall you want to keep in mind a few factors: the colors you wear most often, what colors look good with your skin tone, and also what colors you just like in general! Here are my top 5 fall nail favorites.nail polish 1

  1. Oxblood: This dark red color gives off a mysterious vibe that I just love. I also love it because it just screams “fall.”
  2. Navy: Navy is just a classic, classy color. The dark shade makes it perfect for fall.
  3. Nude: Nude goes with everything. It is classy, neutral, and gives you a put-together look.
  4. Dark grey: I am a firm believer in the power of dark grey.
  5. Brown: Never underestimate the power of dark brown. When it comes to fall colors, brown is your best bet.

I already have my nails painted in “oxblood” so I am totally on my fall nail game! Which color are you going to rock on your nails this fall?

XOXO, Chels

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Turn Eyeshadow Into Nail Polish!

Do you have any eye shadow that you just don’t use? I have a few colors that I never wear because they don’t go with my eyes and skin shade….

Do you have any eye shadow that you just don’t use? I have a few colors that I never wear because they don’t go with my eyes and skin shade. I don’t like to let anything go to waste, so I found a way to make my unwanted eye shadow into nail polish! Or, if you totally love a certain color of eye shadow but have never found that color in a nail polish, then you can make your own polish! Here is how it’s done:

  1. Break up the eye shadow into a powder and then pour it into a disposable bowl.chelsea crockett nail polish diy
  2. Pour clear nail polish into the bowl with the eye shadow in it, and stir the mixture around with a q-tip.
  3. Take a nail polish brush and use it to paint your nails! You now have your very own custom-made color! And, you got it at a fraction of a price or store bought nail polish.

This DIY is quick and easy, and it is made with items you already have at home! Don’t waste that unwanted eye shadow! Put it to good use!

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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What Your Nail Polish Color Says About You

Your nail polish color can actually say a lot about you! It can tell people a little about your personality and a little about who you are as a person….

Your nail polish color can actually say a lot about you! It can tell people a little about your personality and a little about who you are as a person. What colors do YOU wear on your nails the most? Read the list below and see what your polish color says about you!

Red: You like to feel powerful and in control! Also, you like to live on the wild side.Top-5-Nail-Polish-Colors-Every-Girl-Must-Have

Yellow: You love to be happy and smile! You also love making other people happy.

Green: You are business minded. Why? Because green=money! You also work well with financial matters.

Blue: You value the truth. You are also a great communicator.

Pink: You are loving and you are a great friend. You love to connect with people and you love to talk!

Black: You like to feel powerful. You are also protective of the ones you love.

 

Comment below and tell me what your nail polish says about YOU!

XOXO, Chels

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The Perfect Pedi!

Some may say a pedicure is the perfect time to relax, unwind, and get pampered.  I can agree with this.  Freshly painted toes are one of the best feelings in…

Some may say a pedicure is the perfect time to relax, unwind, and get pampered.  I can agree with this.  Freshly painted toes are one of the best feelings in the world!  Unfortunately, most pedicures come at a heavy price; especially if you go regularly!  Instead of hitting up the salon every 2 weeks, try giving yourself an at-home pedicure!  It’s simple and easy; plus, your bank account will thank you!  Give it a try!

As crazy as it may sound, a milk bath is actually beneficial to your feet by smoothing calluses.  Start by filling a bowl with warm water and milk.  Let your feet soak for as long as you’d like!  Next, rub cuticle oil on each toe and start to push back each cuticle with your finger nail.  Rinse each foot and dry them off with a towel!  Now, cut back and file your nails to your liking!

Refill the bowl with clean hot water.  Using a pumice stone or foot scrub, scrub away any dry, unwanted skin.  Be sure to target your toes and heels!  Once your feetChelsea Crockett- painted toenails feel new again, rinse away the dead skin, dry your feet, and lather them with lotion!  Last but not least, pick out your polish and paint away!

Next time you’re dying for a pedicure, but don’t have the money to do so, try giving yourself one!  You may surprise yourself!

XOXO,

Chelsea

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DIY Gel Manicure

Have you heard of the new trend called “gel” manicures? They are pretty expensive manicures where the top coat of the manicure seals the nail polish for a few weeks…

Have you heard of the new trend called “gel” manicures? They are pretty expensive manicures where the top coat of the manicure seals the nail polish for a few weeks or more. It is super handy because the polish doesn’t chip or come off for a long time, so you don’t have to worry about re-applying your polish once it starts to chip. Here is a super cheap (only 5$!!) way to give yourself a gel manicure!

What you will need:

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–          Gelous Advanced Gel Coat (you MUST have this!)

–          Any nail polish you want-

–          Any top coat you want

Make sure to follow the instructions on the back of the “Gelous” bottle, because they will tell you the exact technique on how to achieve this manicure! If you are having trouble getting the technique down, YouTube has tons of videos that will show you how to give yourself this manicure. Some of my friends did this before the Homecoming dance to save money and give themselves a manicure that would last, and it worked! I was super impressed with how they turned out. If you are a nail polish lover like I am, then this is perfect for you! You can find these products at your local drug store, such as Walgreens. So next time you are tempted to pay 30$ for a gel manicure at the salon, save your money and give yourself one for FIVE DOLLARS!!

XOXO, Chels

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DIY: Make Your Own Nail Polish!

             Do you ever walk through the nail polish aisle and fall in love with a certain color?  Unfortunately some nail polishes can range up to $9, which is crazy! …

             Do you ever walk through the nail polish aisle and fall in love with a certain color?  Unfortunately some nail polishes can range up to $9, which is crazy!  Luckily, it’s easy to make your own nail polish and have any color you could image; it’s cheap too!  Follow my simple steps to getting your perfect polish color.

            All you need is a clear nail polish, which you can find anywhere for really cheap, your favorite color eye shadow, a funnel, and a tooth pick.  Start by breaking apart the eye shadow and crushing it until it becomes a fine powder.  Using the funnel, add the color to the nail polish bottle.  If you don’t have a funnel, you can roll aChelsea Crockett- diy nail polish piece of paper up to make a small tube.  Once the eye shadow is added to the clear polish, start stirring the mixture with a tooth pick.  It’s done!  You’ve officially made your own nail polish!

            Experiment with colors by mixing eye shadows and creating unique nail polishes.  It’s quick, easy, and cheap!  Make your own one-of-a-kind nail polish with these simple steps!

XOXO,

            Chelsea  

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Metallics, the New Black

Hi Lovelies,             Metallic colors have made a splash this year!  They are so easy to incorporate into your wardrobe, especially silver and gold.  These metallics are the new black! …

Hi Lovelies,

            Metallic colors have made a splash this year!  They are so easy to incorporate into your wardrobe, especially silver and gold.  These metallics are the new black!  Check out how to add a hint of metallic into your outfits this year.Chelsea Crockett- metallic outfit

            Adding a metallic item to any outfit will make it shine!  You can start simple by painting you nails a metallic hue or throwing on a metallic sling handbag as a shiny accessory.  If you really want to dive into the metallic trend, start off by pairing a metallic tee, blouse, or tank in any color you prefer, with black or white skinny jeans.  If you’re wearing a light colored metallic, aim for light colored pants and dark colored pants if you’re wearing a dark colored metallic.  If you really want to go all out, try a pair of metallic pants or a dress.  Metallic pants have been seen all over the runways by the hottest designers.  One of my favorite looks is gold pants with a black or cream top.  Add gold jewelry and a solid colored pair of matte shoes to finish off your look.  If you want to wear a metallic dress, like a silver dress for example, keep the accessories to a minimum.  The dress is enough of a staple in itself!

            I hope you try the metallic trend this year!  Comment below if you’ve found a new, fun way to rock a metallic colored item.  Enjoy!

-Chelsea

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Weekly Giveaway – NYX Fingernail sets.

This week I am giving away 3 different Fingernail set’s from NYX Cosmetics. There will be 3 winners and each one of you will receive one set. The first set…

MakeupCollection - BeautyLiciousInsiderThis week I am giving away 3 different Fingernail set’s from NYX Cosmetics. There will be 3 winners and each one of you will receive one set.

The first set is named “Decadent Delights”:  Treat yourself to delectable nail colors!  Delicious, decadent hues that will have your nails looking prettier than any dessert.  Go ahead, have seconds!

The second set is named “Love is in the Air”:  Flowers blooming everywhere, Love is in the Air.  Prettify yourself this season with this limited edition nail art set including gorgeous colors ranging from florals to neutrals and pastels!

The third set is named “Fall in Love”:  Treat yourself to a harvest of rich, saturated colors that will have you falling in love… with your nails!  Ranging from amorous reds and enchanting bronzes, you’ll be unconditionally devoted to these vibrant colors.

You can see more details on the nail polishes at http://www.nyxcosmetics.com/c-100-nail-polish-sets.aspx

The rules of the giveaway is to provide comments below about what type of designs you would do if you received one of these fingernail sets.  I will announce the winner on Twitter and this website in a week.

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