Chelsea Crockett

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DIY All Natural Coconut Oil Shaving Cream

I love using products that are free from preservatives, chemicals, and dyes. The more I can use natural products the better! Here is how to make your very own all…

I love using products that are free from preservatives, chemicals, and dyes. The more I can use natural products the better! Here is how to make your very own all natural shaving cream to keep your legs smooth and your skin healthy.

Ingredients:homemade-shave-cream-3

  • 2/3 cup shea butter
  • 2/3 coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • -10-20 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 2 tablespoons of baking soda

First, melt 2/3 cup of coconut oil and shea butter together, and then turn off the heat and stir in 1/4 cup of olive oil. When it is all melted, add in 10-20 drops of lavender essential oil.     Give it a good stir, and then set it in the fridge to harden. Once it has become solid, remove it from the fridge and let it soften slightly. Add this and 2 tablespoons of baking soda to an electric mixer and beat until it’s super fluffy and looks like icing. Store it in a container in a dark, cool place, and apply it generously when you are using it!

Enjoy soft, silky, skin with this all natural shaving cream!

XOXO, Chels

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How to Rock a Middle Part

Middle parts can be tricky. You may be nervous to break away from the side part you’ve been comfortable with all your life! Middle parts represent a high fashion look…

Middle parts can be tricky. You may be nervous to break away from the side part you’ve been comfortable with all your life! Middle parts represent a high fashion look that can be worn for more formal occasions, curled or straight, or for your everyday look if that’s what you prefer. Once you’re ready to give it a try, follow these simple steps!Chelsea Crockett - Taylor Hill Middle Part

  1. Get your hair used to it. It takes a while to train your hair to stay a certain way. If you’ve parted your hair on the side your whole life, it’ll take a few times to make it look natural. Definitely start by parting it the way you want it after you shower or when it’s wet.
  2. Use the right tools. By blow drying your hair after you shower, it’ll help force it to stay.  
  3. Frame your face. By using a straightener, you can frame your hair around your face, whether you want it curled or straightened. This will help make it look more natural and styled!
  4. Find a style that fits your cut. Depending on the length and cut of your hair, you’ll have to find a style that looks best on you. Like the picture on the right, she used her layers to her advantage and loosely curled each piece.

Training your hair to a new style is the hardest but most important step of rocking a middle part. Once you achieve that, then you’re ready to tackle the next step!

Good luck! – Chels

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3 Organic Makeup Brands

When we think of being healthy, we usually think of what we’re putting into our bodies. We think about our healthy diet or amount of exercise we do daily. Yes,…

When we think of being healthy, we usually think of what we’re putting into our bodies. We think about our healthy diet or amount of exercise we do daily. Yes, our body is thanking us for doing both of these things, but what we put on our body should be of our concern as well! Organic makeup is healthy, skin-friendly, and lacking any toxic, unwanted ingredients!

  • Ecco Bella. Ecco Bella is one of the most organic makeup brands I’ve read up on. Not only do they lack gluten and all types of preservatives, but their products exclude dyes and even water as well!Chelsea Crockett - Ecco BellaChelsea Crockett - Ecco Bella
  • Pure & True. This brand frees their products from any artificial fragrances or coloring and many other unknowingly harmful ingredients. Their products are luxurious and made with natural materials from the earth.
  • Origins is one of the most natural-based brands there is. They’ve discovered the best natural ingredients and included them in their products. They even use 100% natural essential oils for the healthiest and best results!

I urge you to try an organic-based makeup brand. Although their prices may be high, your skin will thank you!

XO – Chelsea

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Top 3 Eyeshadow Palettes

As you all know, I’m a makeup fanatic. I love playing around with different products to see what looks best on me. My favorite part about putting on makeup is…

As you all know, I’m a makeup fanatic. I love playing around with different products to see what looks best on me. My favorite part about putting on makeup is doing my eyes. There are so many ways to switch up your look just based off your eyeshadow, eyeliner, etc. Here are three of my favorite palettes that I use every day!

My number one go-to brand of palettes is Urban Decay. Their Naked Palettes are amazing and filled with a variety of different shades. As of now, they’ve came out with four different palettes. The fourth one, and most recent, is called the Naked Smoky Palette. Chelsea Crockett - Tarte PaletteIt’s probably my favorite out of the four! It has tons of different dark and light complimentary shades that create the perfect smoky eye in a variety of different combinations.

Another brand of palettes I’ve recently fallen in love with are the Tarte palettes. My favorite one is the product on the right. It’s called the Tartelette in Bloom Clay Palette. All of the nudes and browns are perfect for a natural summer look! The palette is $45 which may seem expensive at first, but it’s worth it!

Two Faced is another good brand to check out! Their Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Collection not only has a great variety of colors but even smells like chocolate… WHAT? As soon as you open it, you’ll smell the sweet chocolatey aroma! Each eyeshadow is even made with cocoa powder. How cool is that?

Let me know which is your favorite!

XO – Chelsea

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Raw Stone Accessories

There is a new jewelry trend that I have been keeping my eye on for a while, and it is raw stone jewelry! I have been really into the “earthy”…

There is a new jewelry trend that I have been keeping my eye on for a while, and it is raw stone jewelry! I have been really into the “earthy” and “nature” styled look lately and this jewelry encompases both of those attributes. I love the subtle uniqueness of each stone, every piece is different! The pieces are also very simple and understated which I love. Here is how to rock this free spirited trend!

Pendants: Etsy has a TON of raw stone/crystal pendants on their site. A simple stone pendant can add character and uniqueness to any outfit. I recommend pairing a simple flowey top with a stone pendant and dark jeans with suade booties and a felt hat for a free spirited look.raw 3

Rings: These are also very popular on Etsy. If I could I would rock one of these on every finger! I love the subtle earty tone these rings add to your look. You can literally wear these with every outfit!

Crystal cuff: Crystal cuff bracelets are another way to make this trend work for you. Each one is so unique because of the stones featured on them. You can find tons of them on Etsy!

So what are your thoughts? Would YOU wear jewelry that features raw stones? I think the ring is my favorite piece. If you are looking for simple, unique, versitile accessories then raw stone jewelry is definitely for you!

XOXO, Chels

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Benefits of the Beach

Who doesn’t love a trip to the beach?!  It’s the perfect place to unwind, get a tan, and have some fun!  Many don’t know this, but going to the beach…

Who doesn’t love a trip to the beach?!  It’s the perfect place to unwind, get a tan, and have some fun!  Many don’t know this, but going to the beach has a handful of health and beauty benefits.  Check out how a trip to the beach can make your body happy and make you feel even more beautiful!

Taking a few days vacation from your busy schedule is extremely important. Sometimes, we try to accomplish too much and let ourselves get overly stressed.  This can lead to lack of sleep, weight gain, and mood changes.  Our brain and bodies need time to relax!  Sunlight is even proven to decrease depression!  As to our physical appearance, the beach is our best friend.  The sun is a natural source of vitamin D, which leads to healthy skin.  The salt in the ocean can also help clear up acne. (HINT: go all natural at the beach. NO makeup!)  You can even accomplish the perfect beach-wave hair!  If you haven’t gotten a pedicure in awhile or have seriously dry feet, heading to the beach can cure the problem!  Sand naturally exfoliates dead sin off your feet, leaving them smooth and soft!

I think it’s time we all pack up and head to the beach.  Who’s with me?!

Love,

Chelsea

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Lengthen Your Lashes Naturally

Eyes are the first thing you notice about someone. Whether it’s their gorgeous eye shadow or popping eye color, they draw attention along with luscious, long lashes. Some of us…

Eyes are the first thing you notice about someone. Whether it’s their gorgeous eye shadow or popping eye color, they draw attention along with luscious, long lashes. Some of us are lucky enough to be born with gorgeous lashes… most of us aren’t so fortunate. Here are a few natural ways to stimulate growth to give you fabulous eye lashes :)!Chelsea Crockett - Long Eyelashes

  • Try brushing your lashes before you apply mascara for a few minutes daily. Make sure your eye lash brush is soft bristled. You don’t want to accidentally hurt them instead of help them. That’s simple enough, right?
  • Petroleum jelly is good for chapped lips, dry skin, etc., but it can also help your lash length! For this, you can do one of two things. Either apply it to your mascara wand or apply it using a lash comb. Both remedies work and will help with moisturizing and stimulating growth.
  • Some vitamins that help your hair grow work just as well for lashes, too! Biotin, for example, is a B-vitamin that can help with brittle nails, hair health, etc., and surprisingly works for your eye lashes as well.
  • Castor oil! This is probably the most recommended remedy. Apply some of it to your lashes before you go to sleep and leave it on overnight. I promise, you’ll see a difference soon enough!
  • Green tea isn’t only for drinking. Apply it with a cotton ball to your lashes and let them soak for a few minutes.

Let me know your secrets for getting your own luscious lashes 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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Natural Ways to Boost Your Mood

Hey everyone! School and work are two of the main causes of stress nowadays.  Homework, grades, work, friends, and relationships are just a few of the endless reasons teens and…

Hey everyone!

School and work are two of the main causes of stress nowadays.  Homework, grades, work, friends, and relationships are just a few of the endless reasons teens and adults are exhausted and highly stressed out.  In addition to long, tiring days, stressing can lead to negative behavior.  To help change your mood from negative to positive, here are a few ways to help you boost your mood!Chelsea Crockett - Boost Your Mood

  • Soak up the sun!  Research shows that the sun actually does boosts your mood!  In fact, the sun can even help with depression.  Getting at least 30 minutes of sunlight a day will guarantee a change in your attitude. 
  • Catch some ZZZ’s!  No one likes to go through a day of school or work exhausted.  Lack of sleep often leads to irritations and carelessness.  I know how hard it is to attempt to do your homework if you continue to doze off!  So, next Saturday, don’t be afraid to sleep in!
  • Eat some chocolate!  Sounds crazy, right?  Scientists say that chocolate can release mood-boosting chemicals in the brain that make us happier.  Even the taste and smell of chocolate can help give your mood a lift.
  • Keep busy!  I don’t mean to be booked every hour of the day, but finding something you love to do can keep your mind off things that bring you down.  Take music for example.  If you love music, try learning the piano or guitar.  Discovering something you find passionate will open your eyes to new things and boost your mood!

How do you keep happy?  Let me know below!

Love, Chels

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Lemon Honey Scrub and How to Use It

Sugar scrubs are natural exfolaints! They can greatly improve the health of your skin by getting rid of toxins and impurities and gives you a healthy glow! Regular soap may…

Sugar scrubs are natural exfolaints! They can greatly improve the health of your skin by getting rid of toxins and impurities and gives you a healthy glow! Regular soap may appear to keep your skin clean, but only exfoliation removes dead skin cells and excess oil!

Here is how to make your very own lemon honey sugar scrub!lemonhoney

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp honey

Add all of these ingredients together and keep them in a jar in your bathroom so that you have easy access to it! I use my sugar scrub when I am in the shower and I have deep conditioner sitting in my hair. I have the water off and use the scrub on my face and all over my body! It rejuvenates my skin and gets all of the dead skin off. Then, I rinse it off in the shower! Easy peasy!

Comment below and let me know how this sugar scrub works for you!

XOXO, Chels

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Amazing Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

AIf you are like me, then you are always trying to find ways to go all natural and be healthier. To all of us all-natural gurus, apple cider vinegar is…

AIf you are like me, then you are always trying to find ways to go all natural and be healthier. To all of us all-natural gurus, apple cider vinegar is our best friend! It can be used for just about everything under the sun. Sounds kind of weird, right? Using vinegar to be healthier? Could it be?? It sure can! Here is how:

  1. Drink it! Now I’m not saying fill up a cup with apple cider vinegar and go to town on it, that would be totally flytrap-vinegar1“ewwww”. Just mix a really small amount into a cup of water and sip on it throughout your day. Apple cider vinegar actually helps with weight loss and can help detox your liver and reduce heartburn! It may be a little odd tasting at first, but it grows on you!
  2. Tone your face! You can actually use this vinegar as a toner. Mix one part apple cider vinegar with 2 parts water. It can help tighten and tone skin as well as reduce acne.
  3. Treat your hair! After you shampoo your hair, pour a cup of cold water with 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar mixed in over your hair. This removes any product buildup on your hair and makes your hair super shiny. I’ve tried this and it really works!

Try adding apple cider vinegar into your beauty regimen for an all-natural remedy!

XOXO, Chels

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Keeping It Natural

Hey cuties!  Being at a young age, it’s a good thing to show off your natural beauty.  Trying to find a look that highlights your natural features is quick and…

Hey cuties!  Being at a young age, it’s a good thing to show off your natural beauty.  Trying to find a look that highlights your natural features is quick and easy to do.  Before applying any makeup, know that you want to keep it light, light, light.  Your goal is to show your natural self and you can’t do that by caking on makeup to cover it up!

Chelsea Crockett - Natural MakeupThe first step to almost any tutorial is to apply moisturizer and you’re ready to go.  An easy start to this look is to apply an airfoam foundation which will blend perfectly with your skin and keep it extra light.  After, cover up any imperfections with concealer to keep your face looking clean and beautiful.  Place more concealer under and in the inner corners of your eyes to eliminate any dark circles and to brighten up your face as well.  As far as your face goes, finish it off with a light pink blush on the apples of your now rosy cheeks.  And for eyes, that’s easy.  Keep it simple by dabbing a nude colored eye shadow to your eyelids and just a little mascara on your upper and lower lashes.

That should do it!  Everyone has their own natural beauty so it’s time to show off yours!

Love, Chelsea

Here are some products to help you pull off this look: http://tiny.cc/Garnier_Concealer, http://tiny.cc/Maybelline_Mascara, http://tiny.cc/LOreal_Blush

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Oatmeal Acne Cleanser

For a lot of people, oatmeal is just a classic breakfast food. What they may not know is that oatmeal is a classic skin treatment, too! It can be used…

For a lot of people, oatmeal is just a classic breakfast food. What they may not know is that oatmeal is a classic skin treatment, too! It can be used to treat dry skin and itching, as well as to reduce redness and protect the skin against UV rays and sun damage. It can also be used to treat sunburns! Here is how you can use oatmeal to cleanse your skin:oatmeal-close-up

Take a handful of oatmeal. Make a fist around it, and run your fist under lukewarm water for about 10 seconds. You
should feel the water seeping through your fingers and wetting the oatmeal. Then, open your fist and wet the oatmeal just a little bit more. Lean over the sink, and spend about a minute massaging the oatmeal onto your face. It can get a bit messy, so that is why you should lean over the sink. Rinse the oatmeal off with warm water and pat your face dry.

If you often have red, irritated skin, then this remedy is perfect for you! If you love having clear beautiful skin, I recommend this all natural treatment!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Natural Allergy Remedies

Allergies are back at it and there is no way of stopping them.  When they hit you, they hit you.  You know when you wake up with a sore throat…

Allergies are back at it and there is no way of stopping them.  When they hit you, they hit you.  You know when you wake up with a sore throat and a stuffy nose that you are going to need to stock up on some Advil and Benadryl!  Here are a few remedies to help out with your scratchy throat and stuffed up nose.

  • Take a glass of warm water and add about a teaspoon of salt to it. Stir it up and gurgle it in the back of your throat from about 10 seconds. Repeat as many times as you want! I suggest up to four or five times throughout the night.
  • Did you know lemons and limes can actually play a part in healing your throat? We all know that warm tea can soothe an itchy throat, but adding a few drops of lime or lemon juice helps a ton also! (P.S. Don’t be shy on adding a teaspoon of honey to your cup of tea either. It works just as well!)Chelsea Crockett - Citrus Tea
  • For the dare devils out there, eat wasabi! Wasabi is a Japanese condiment that is extremely hot! How does it help? It completely cleans out your sinuses and puts your tear ducts into action. One of the only tolerable ways to ingest this is to add it to your favorite sushi. Good luck!
  • Lastly, take a hot shower. The steam helps your stuffed up nose a tremendous amount. Since the drainage in your nose is often the cause of a scratchy throat, the steam will help both your nose and throat.

Fight back your allergies this season!  I hope this gives you a few ideas on how to do just that.

-Chelsea

 

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Going Natural

The word “natural” can be scary for us girls.  Between the frizzy, half straight-half curly hair, lovely face blemishes, and dark under eye circles, going natural is a breeze (Note:…

The word “natural” can be scary for us girls.  Between the frizzy, half straight-half curly hair, lovely face blemishes, and dark under eye circles, going natural is a breeze (Note: sarcasm was used in the making of this article)!  Luckily, with some minor, and not to mention quick, adjustments, you can look beautiful going natural!  Check out how to embrace your true beauty.

Every once in a while, it’s time to give your hair a rest.  Between the endless hours you’ve spent straightening it, it’s probably screaming for help!  After your next shower, let your hair air dry.  For a sleek look, try adding a dime size of Moroccan oil to your beautiful locks.  Start at the ends of your hair and work your way up, otherwise your hair could appear greasy.  The oil reduces frizz and keeps your ends in place.  If you have wavy or curly hair, try using a gel in order for it to maintain its curl.Chelsea Crockett- natural makeup

Next comes the tricky part, your face.  All you need is some concealer and sheer lip gloss.  Start by adding the concealer to your under eyes and any blemishes your zits that are highly visible.  If the zit isn’t causing too much harm, then let it breathe.  It will hear quicker this way.            Lastly, throw on some lip gloss and complete your natural look.  This is an easy way to fool people into thinking you have flawless, natural hair and skin!  Less is more, so go bold this summer with minimum makeup!

Love,

Chelsea

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Pros and Cons of Fake Nails

Every girl wants perfectly manicured nails that actually last. Now that you can get fake nails almost anywhere, it seems as if that dream has come true! Many people wonder…

Every girl wants perfectly manicured nails that actually last. Now that you can get fake nails almost anywhere, it seems as if that dream has come true! Many people wonder if fake nails are worth it considering they can hurt your natural nails and often cost more than just polish. I have come up with a few pros and cons to let you decide for yourself whether or not fake nails are worth the risk!

Let’s start off with some pros. Fake nails obviously last longer and are less likely to chip than polished nails. If your nails often crack or become brittle, these nails can be a good option for you. I’m not always happy with my nail beds especially when they chip and become thin. These can easily cover that up and give off a perfectly polished look to my nails. With acrylic nails, you can choose how long you want them to be and what you want them to look like. You also don’t have to worry about maintaining them every two seconds.Chelsea Crockett - Acrylic Nails

Now for the cons. Acrylic nails can easily damage your natural nails. With all of the glue they put to make sure the nails last, it threatens the health of the nails underneath. The truth is, it takes many months for the original nail plate to grow back, causing your nails to be even weaker. Also, fake nails tend to be more expensive. Although they last longer, you still have to keep up with maintaining them.

So what do you think? Are you for fake nails or against them? Let me know below!

-Chelsea

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