Chelsea Crockett

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5 Picture Editing Hacks for the Best Quality Pics

I love taking pictures and updating my Instagram feed.  It’s something that I find fun and entertaining!  Every time I post a picture, I like to make sure it has…

I love taking pictures and updating my Instagram feed.  It’s something that I find fun and entertaining!  Every time I post a picture, I like to make sure it has the best edit and quality it can have.  So, if you’re like me, here are 5 picture editing hacks to ensure you the best Instagram worthy pics! 🙂

  • Play around with the exposure. When it comes to taking pictures, lighting is everything.  Adjust the exposure and brightness of your photo to make sure you can clearly see the quality of the picture!
  • Try out VSCO. VSCO is a pro editing app that has all your photo editing needs! There are tons of different filters that edit your picture in a variety of ways so you can pick your favorite one! You can change anything on your picture from brightness to color.Chelsea Crockett - VSCO
  • Sharpen it up. The sharpening tool should become your new best friend!  It can make a picture go from blurry to sharp at the click of a button. I use this tool on almost all of my pictures!
  • Enhance the highlights and shadows. Although you may be more unfamiliar with these effects, you can increase or decrease the highlights and shadows in your pic to your liking!  These can even help sharpen up your picture by eliminating too much highlight or too many shadows.
  • Turn up the saturation. If you want some more pop of color in your photo, turn up the saturation!  I love bringing out the bright colors and making the picture more fun!

Have any other creative tips for me?  Share with me below!

Xoxo – Chels

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College Starter Pack

For those of you that just graduated high school, you will all soon be going your separate ways and following your different paths.  Whether your friends are going to college…

For those of you that just graduated high school, you will all soon be going your separate ways and following your different paths.  Whether your friends are going to college close to home or moving into a school across the country, everyone could use a college starter pack to take along with them!  It’s a perfect gift idea for upcoming grad parties. That being said, here’s what you’ll need to put in it!

  • Gum.  Chelsea Crockett - Freshman Starter KitOkay, but really… You can never have too many packs of gum, especially as a college student!  Having gum at-hand to pop in during class or after the dining hall is essential!
  • A pic of you and them.  Get your favorite picture of you and them developed for them to put it up somewhere in their dorm room.  You can even frame it so they can use it as decoration!
  • Advil.  This is essential considering your mom won’t be there to take care of you when you get sick!  It helps to start you off with some medicine in case you get a head or stomach ache.
  • An adhesive phone pocket.  If you don’t know what these are, they’re a stick-on pocket you stick to the back of your phone.  This is perfect for holding your dorm access keys, college ID, money, etc.
  • Microwavable meals/snacks.  These are crucial!  Having food you can make right in your dorm are one of the most important must-haves of college.  Late night snacks will come in handy!

I hope this makes your college transition a little easier! 🙂

Love, Chelsea

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DIY High School Graduation Gift Ideas

It’s graduation season ladies and gentlemen, which means lots of graduation ceremonies, parties, and gifts!  If you have a lot of graduation parties to attend, the gifts can get pretty…

It’s graduation season ladies and gentlemen, which means lots of graduation ceremonies, parties, and gifts!  If you have a lot of graduation parties to attend, the gifts can get pretty expensive and start to add up.  Here are a few DIY gift ideas that are just as good as any other graduation gift but won’t break the bank!

  • DIY canvas.Chelsea Crockett - Canvas  I know this might seem pretty basic, but creating a canvas to match your friend’s dorm room is a fun, artsy gift!  You can add her favorite saying, verse, quote, etc. like the picture on the right.
  • High school scrapbook.  If you guys were close in high school, ask your friends to put together a page to add to a scrapbook for her!  You and your friends can even all go in on it together.  It’s thoughtful and memorable!
  • A bracelet/necklace/keychain with their school’s colors.  There are so many Etsy DIY accessories that you can customize to say certain things or be a certain color.  Customize it to have her name on it or her class year and her future school’s colors!
  • Freshman year survival kit.  Everyone could use one of these!  You basically put together a basket, or “kit,” filled with different essentials every freshman needs such as pencils, snacks, band-aids, etc.
  • College gear.  I know when I left for college, I wanted every shirt, sweatshirt, bumper sticker, etc. that my school had to offer!  Order something online or check out the college’s bookstore for a cute shirt or other souvenirs!

Which idea is your favorite?  Let me know in the comment section below!

XOXO – Chelsea

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Best Selfie Editing Apps

The task of getting the perfect selfie can be a tough process. Obviously the right angle and lighting is key, but picking the perfect edit is the final ingredient! I…

The task of getting the perfect selfie can be a tough process. Obviously the right angle and lighting is key, but picking the perfect edit is the final ingredient! I love playing around with different filters to see which one makes my photo look best. There are three apps I use in particular that I’ve been obsessed with!

  • VSCO is one of my favorite apps for editing any picture. There are tons of filters that will give your photo more of a professional look. Chelsea Crockett - FacetuneYou can adjust all aspects of your selfie from lighting to sharpness to undertones. You can even post your edited pictures to your VSCO feed to share with others!
  • This app is one of the most complex editing apps there is. You can do almost anything from teeth whitening to getting rid of dark circles or blemishes. There are also filters for you to finish off the job!
  • Afterlight was one of the first apps I used to edit my pictues. Just like VSCO, there are tons of filters and different edits to customize your selfie. It’s $0.99 but definitely worth it!

Which is your favorite selfie editing app? Let me know and I’ll try it out for myself! 🙂

XO – Chels

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How to Take a Good Selfie

We live in the “selfie” age. Selfies are fun to take! Do you ever look at a girl’s Instagram selfies and thing “how DO they DO it?!” They seem to…

We live in the “selfie” age. Selfies are fun to take! Do you ever look at a girl’s Instagram selfies and thing “how DO they DO it?!” They seem to have the perfect selfie strategy. Here are 7 tips on how to take a great selfie.chels choose joy

  1. Wear the right makeup: Always add a little extra blush, because the amount that you see in person only shows up a little bit in photos.
  2. Location location location: Find a cool background or a pretty place to take your selfie! It will make your selfie more interesting and more fun to look at!
  3. Find your lighting: A good selfie always needs good lighting. Find your perfect lighting and light that smile up!
  4. Avoid the duck face: Pretty please! If you cannot find the right pose, just opt for your sweetest smile!
  5. Be smart: Everyone loves a good selfe, but when your Instagram page is nothing but selfies, we would have to diagnose you with an addiction! Diversify your page! Add some variety!

There is a science to selfies, and I have broken it down for you! Now go take the most drop dead gorgeous selfie ever!

XOXO, Chels

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Make Your Haircut the Best Ever!

Hi Girls,             Getting your haircut can be a nerve-racking process.  Whether you’re getting a trim or cutting it all off, it’s still a change.  Here are a few helpful…

Hi Girls,

            Getting your haircut can be a nerve-racking process.  Whether you’re getting a trim or cutting it all off, it’s still a change.  Here are a few helpful tips for a worry free salon trip!Chelsea Crockett- hair lengths

  • Bring a picture!  There’s no better inspiration for a hair dresser than to see the vision herself!  This way you’ll be sure to get the cut, color, and style you want!
  • Ask about your shampoo and conditioner options.  Some salons just use the basics, but if you ask, they should be able to use a color treatment shampoo or sulfate free shampoo. 
  • Don’t be afraid to speak up if you don’t like what you see.  Many people feel like they will offend their stylist if they ask him/her to change or stop something.  It’s your hair and you want to like the end product.
  • When you’re finished with your cut and color, ask for style tips!  It never hurts to get a few cute and new ideas for your hair.  You can never have too many hair styles!
  • Make sure you keep up with your hair and get trims.  Dead ends make your hair look lifeless, dull, and dry.  Who wants that?!

Good luck with your next hair cut!

Chelsea

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