Chelsea Crockett

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How to Get Your Money’s Worth Out of Your Makeup

When I run out of my favorite tube of lipstick, a little part of me dies inside. Okay, that’s probably a little too dramatic, but I’m sure you can agree…

When I run out of my favorite tube of lipstick, a little part of me dies inside. Okay, that’s probably a little too dramatic, but I’m sure you can agree that it is a total bummer! Yes, you can just go to the store and get a new one, but sometimes that color or brand is no longer available. Also, why not try and use every last bit of yours? Here are a few ways to get the most out of your makeup and make it last a bit longer.

  1. Repair broken eyeshadow, blush, or face powder with a dab of rubbing alcohol. Do you have a tray of blush that you only used twice before you dropped it and cracked it? No worries. Crush the rest of it up, then add a few drops of rubbing alcohol to it and mix it together. Smooth it out so that it is spread out and even, and then let it dry! Good as new.7191624_orig
  2. Keep your powders from breaking altogether by placing a cotton pad in them while traveling or when they are in your bag.
  3. Reattach broken lipstick using heat. Have a parent help you, and use a lighter to heat the broken ends of your lipstick, then reattach them together.
  4. Let your mascara sit in a glass of warm water to loosen it up when it is getting dry and clumpy. If it really needs some thinning, add some drops of contact solution to it.
  5. Put on primer before doing your eyeshadow. This one is a wee bit different from the others, but it really does help your makeup go further because you don’t have to use as much to make it stand out!

Makeup is expensive, we all know that! Hopefully these tips help you get your money’s worth out of your favorite products.

XOXO, Chels

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How Exercise Saves You Money

I love the feeling I get after a workout, when my muscles are sore and I am exhausted but also feel completely energized at the same time. New studies are…

I love the feeling I get after a workout, when my muscles are sore and I am exhausted but also feel completely energized at the same time. New studies are showing that, not only is exercise vital to your physical and mental health, it also saves you money!exercise2

How? Let me explain. Studies are showing that regular exercise can save you up to a couple thousand dollars a year in medical bills. Exercising for at least 30 minutes five times a week leads to fewer hospitalizations, and ER and doctor visits! I don’t know about you, but I will do almost anything to avoid having to go to the doctor. It is important,
though, that you are doing the right kind of exercise. Thirty minutes of moderate to intense activity, which is things like fast walking or lawn mowing, five days a week count. Also, 25 minutes of vigorous activity, like running or swimming, 3 days a week works too! Both of these options help boost your heart health and your overall health!

It is obvious that the most important reason to exercise is to keep you mentally and physically healthy, but if you needed even more motivation, just think of the money it saves you!

XOXO, Chels

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How To Make Your Highlights Last Longer

Coloring your hair is a huge commitment. When you walk out of the salon, your hair is on fleek, but after a few weeks the color starts to fade and…

Coloring your hair is a huge commitment. When you walk out of the salon, your hair is on fleek, but after a few weeks the color starts to fade and your roots grow out. A lot of stylists recommend touching up your color every 8-10 weeks, and that is expensive! Plus, it is rough on your hair. Here are a few ways to make your highlights last longer so you don’t have to touch them up so often.FullSizeRender (16)

  1. Go for balayage: When you get balayge highlights the stylist makes them look more natural. The highlights don’t go all the way up to your roots, so you can’t tell when they are growing out. Also, choose a shade of highlights that is only a few shades lighter than your natural hair color, because subtle highlights are way easier to maintain!
  2. Try “babylights: This highlight trend focuses on natural highlighting. They are like the highlights you got as a kid from playing out in the sun! This trend focuses on brightening up the hair right by your face to give you a sun-kissed look, then fades the highlights throughout your hair for a natural look. These aren’t so obvious when they grow out.
  3. Wash less: Shampooing your hair less helps maintain your color. Try shampooing every other day and using dry shampoo on the days in between. Also, good color starts with healthy hair, so by keeping your hair moisturized and healthy, you can help it hold the color longer.

 

Hopefully this helps you keep your highlights and color longer! I’m all about saving time and money.

XOXO, Chels

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How to Eat Healthy On A Budget

The phrase “poor college student” is no joke. Between paying for classes and books and room and board and other essentials, college can really do a number on the ‘ole…

The phrase “poor college student” is no joke. Between paying for classes and books and room and board and other essentials, college can really do a number on the ‘ole bank account. When you are tight on cash, usually the last thing on your mind is eating healthy. I mean, eating healthy is expensive compared to the $1 cheeseburger you could eat instead. Actually, eating healthy doesn’t have to be expensive. Here are a few ways to still eat healthy, even when you are tight on cash.

  1. Meal prep: This is a big thing now-a-days. Prepping your meals ahead of time saves you money because you aren’t _6877107tempted to go out to eat because you already have your meal made! So, have fun making a few healthy meals with your roommates and then pack them up in separate containers to use for lunches and dinners for the rest of the week.
  2. Use a coupon: I know pulling out a coupon at the store may make you feel toootally uncool, but trust me when I say that I actually think people who use coupons are smart and I want to be like them! Saving money and eating healthy is a great combo. Checking the store ad before heading out to shop helps you see what produce is on sale that week.
  3. Only buy organic when it is necessary: Eating organic food is an awesome way to avoid pesticides and GMOs, but most of the time organic is considerably more expensive. Buying organic foods that would normally have a high amount of pesticides is the best way to go about it. The foods that normally have high amounts of pesticides are apples, celery, strawberries, peaches, spinach, grapes, and blueberries. Focus on buying organic options of these items, and don’t worry about buying organic for your other produce.

Eating healthy and staying on budget doesn’t have to be hard!

XOXO, Chels

 

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How to Save Money in College

For me, college is just around the corner. Let me tell ya, I’m a little nervous! My biggest fear is monetary. College is crazy expensive as we all know. How…

For me, college is just around the corner. Let me tell ya, I’m a little nervous! My biggest fear is monetary. College is crazy expensive as we all know. How do I save money when I have to pay for textbooks, food, tuition, and more! Having a job is almost a must, and it is difficult to do that and balance your course load at the same time. So, to ease your (and my) worries about saving money during college, here are a few tips.

  1. Buy used textbooks: And then sell them back! Or rent them. Chegg.com is a great resource for this. Or you can even post the books on Facebook when your class is over and see if any of your friends need that book and can buy it from you! This is a much cheaper option over buying new textbooks.y-u-no-meme-00061
  2. Sell unneeded things: Do you have a closet full of old bags, clothes, games, or anything of value that you just don’t use anymore? Sell it! Every few dollars helps.
  3. Shop & spend less: I know it is tempting to do a little retail therapy, especially after a tough exam, but resist the urge! There are other way more important things to spend your money on, like savings and tuition. When you do shop, shop with a purpose and only buy the thing you came in the store for. Also, shop at discount stores like Tj Maxx and Marshalls! I love those stores. And another thing, when you are out shopping, ask if they offer student discounts before you check out!
  4. Apply for scholarships, buy your own food, and make your own coffee: Scholarships are free money, so apply for as many as you can! Also, instead of going to Chipotle for dinner, eat on campus or buy your own groceries and make a bunch of meals with them to save money. This goes for coffee, too. You can find yummy coffee “recipes” online that taste just as good as Starbucks, and for a fraction of the price!

Making small changes in the way you live during college can really help your wallet out! Only spend what you have budgeted, and keep track of what you spend. Saving money, no matter what amount, is so beneficial to you in the long run, and your future self and student loans will thank you!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Drugstore Beauty Products

Walgreens is one of my favorite places to kill time. I can find everything I need, and many things I don’t, while I’m there! There are so many beauty products…

Walgreens is one of my favorite places to kill time. I can find everything I need, and many things I don’t, while I’m there! There are so many beauty products to choose from, and they are all pretty affordable too! Here is a guide to the best beauty products at your local drugstore.

  1. Daily face moisturizer: You can find great spf moisturizers at your local drugstore! Protecting and hydrating your skin is vital.
  2. Cleansing water: Keep a bottle of this next to your bed with some cotton balls to cleanse your face, take your makeup off, biore-with-natural-charcoal-pore-penetrating-charcoal-bar-reviewand hydrate your skin before bed! You can literally wash your face while chilling in bed watching Gilmore Girls.
  3. Sea salt spray: Sea salt spray doesn’t need to be expensive! Cheap ones do the trick just fine. If you are looking for texturized beachy hair, grab one of these from the drugstore! It is a must for any beauty arsenal.
  4. Charcoal bar: These bars are magic! If you are dealing with breakouts, charcoal soap is just what you need. It de-gunks your pores to help keep your face black head free!

Happy drugstore hunting!

XOXO, Chels

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Never splurge on THESE beauty products

There are some beauty products that I absolutely HAVE to splurge on (Urban Decay eyeshadow, I am taking about you!). There are others that you can really save on, too….

There are some beauty products that I absolutely HAVE to splurge on (Urban Decay eyeshadow, I am taking about you!). There are others that you can really save on, too. These are products that are the same quality whether they are bought at Walgreens or Sephora, and the “off brand” products are the same as the “name brand” products. If you are looking to save some money on cosmetics, here are some products  you should never splurge on.

 

  1. Eyeliner: If you use pencil eyeliner the formulas don’t change much from drug store brands to high-end brands, so if you are looking for pencil liner look no further than your neighborhood Walgreens!
  2. Mousse: If you use hair moose the cheaper brands are actually better! They are better on the budget and reportedly work better than mousse sold by the top brands in the business.Screen-Shot-2014-10-18-at-1.20.07-AM
  3. Lip balm: We have all been tempted to pay $15 for that good smelling, shimery lip balm from Sephora. But, as fast as you go through lip balm, you want to keep in mind how fast that price can add up! The base ingredients of lip balms, like the oils and waxes, don’t change based on price! The ingredients are the same.
  4. Brow products: If you want your brows to be on fleek, look no further than the drug store. They will have the same products as the cosmetic counter at Sephora but for half the price.

 

I love finding ways that I can save money, especially when it comes to makeup! Why not save on something that we use every day!

XOXO, Chels

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15 Activities that Wont Break the bank

Being a high school student can be rough. We are supposed to go to school, have jobs, do extracurriculars, and still have time to hang with family and friends. It…

Being a high school student can be rough. We are supposed to go to school, have jobs, do extracurriculars, and still have time to hang with family and friends. It can be overwhelming! Also, as high school students, we are usually strapped for cash. Here are a few fun things to do that won’t break the bank!

  1. Rearrange your furniture: I love rearranging the furniture in my room! It keeps things interesting.
  2. Organize your closet.20131109_Chelsea-0025-XL
  3. Have a movie marathon with close friends.
  4. Practice new makeup looks: This has me written all over it
  5. Go sightseeing…in your own city: Act like a tourist in your own city. You will be surprised at how much you didn’t actually know about the very place you live!
  6. Paint your nails.
  7. Go on a bike ride.
  8. Take a nap: My personal fav!
  9. Volunteer for a local organization.
  10. Start a DIY project.
  11. Write a bucket list
  12. Have a bonfire.
  13. Watch home movies.
  14. Organize your makeup
  15. Make old jeans into shorts: Goodwill here we come!

See? Having fun doesn’t require wads of cash! All you need is a creative mind and maybe a few pals.

XOXO, Chels

 

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DIY Makeup Remover Pads

Makeup removing wipes are uncomfortably expensive. I use one every evening to take off my makeup and make sure I get all of the impurities off of my face before…

Makeup removing wipes are uncomfortably expensive. I use one every evening to take off my makeup and make sure I get all of the impurities off of my face before I go to bed, which adds up really fast because usually only 25 come in a pack. I found a way to make my own makeup remover pads for just pennies and I am totally stoked! Here is how:

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  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 ½ tbsp. baby shampoo
  • 1/8 tsp oil of your choice (coconut oil, olive oil, baby oil, etc.)
  • Round cotton pads
  • Small jar with a lid

Mix the water, shampoo and oil together in a cup. Pour a little bit of this solution into the jar you will be storing the makeup pads in. Place the round cotton pads on top of the solution you just poured in and press down on them to make sure they are getting wet. Repeat this process until the jar is full of damp makeup pads. If you have any of the liquid left over save it for when you need to make more makeup remover pads! Like I said before, these pads are super cheap to make and will last you muuuuuch longer than the pricey ones you buy at the store.

 

Comment below if you are going to try and make this useful DIY!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

 

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7 Things to do Instead of Spending Money

Just because money is tight doesn’t mean that you can’t have any fun! There are plenty of great things to do in your spare time that don’t require any funds….

Just because money is tight doesn’t mean that you can’t have any fun! There are plenty of great things to do in your spare time that don’t require any funds. Here is a list of things to do when you are bored and strapped for cash!

  1. Rearrange your furniture.chelsesa crockett bucket list
  2. Organize your closet.
  3. Swap clothing with friends.
  4. Have a movie marathon with close friends.
  5. Practice new makeup looks.
  6. Write a bucket list
  7. Go camping in your backyard.

Try a few of these fun activities when you want to save some money. Try these with your friends, on a rainy day, or just when you are bored out of your mind!

XOXO, Chels

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Change Your Look….For Free!

Do you ever get tired of your “look” and just want a makeover, but you don’t have the money? I have a few ways that you can change up your…

Do you ever get tired of your “look” and just want a makeover, but you don’t have the money? I have a few ways that you can change up your look, and they are all for free! Bonus!

  1. Change up your part: It may not sound like such a big deal, but if you wear your part the same way every day, switching it up really can change your look. You always wear your hair to the side? Part it in the middle for a change! It can really change the look of your facial features.tumblr_lzyicqqnHo1qm7k7ao1_500
  2. Try a cat eye or bold lips: Step out of your comfort zone! Try something bold and that wouldn’t usually try. This changes up your look!
  3. Make a face mask with things in your kitchen: Look up face mask recipes on Pinterest or the internet and make them yourself out of items you already have in the kitchen! You don’t have to go to an expensive salon and get a fancy facial to get a makeover.

See? You don’t have to pay a cent to give yourself a makeover and a whole new look!

XOXO, Chels

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DIY Starbucks Iced Caramel Latte

Starbucks. Do I have your attention? I thought I might 😉 Starbucks is one of my passions. The only problem with this is that my wallet does not appreciate my…

Starbucks.

Do I have your attention? I thought I might 😉 Starbucks is one of my passions. The only problem with this is that my wallet does not appreciate my love for this costly coffee. Here is a DIY recipe for the Starbucks Iced Caramel Latte!

Ingredients:

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½ cup strongly brewed coffee

1 cup milk

3-4 teaspoons caramel sauce, depending on sweetness preference

6 large ice cubes

 

1. Chill the coffee in your fridge or freezer until it is room temperature. If you want to drink your coffee asap, leave it in the freezer for 15 minutes.

2. Stir the caramel sauce into the milk. Use a whisk to beat the caramel and milk together rapidly until foamy.

3. Pour the caramel milk into the chilled coffee right after you beat it. Add your ice and enjoy!

 

If you speak Starbucks language, this recipe will make you a venti size cup of coffee. Not only is this recipe super easy to do, it is also easy on your wallet. America pretty much runs on coffee, and I am no exception! Whenever I need a little pep in my step, this recipe comes in handy.

 

Enjoy lovely ladies!

XOXO, Chels

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Painless Ways to Save Money

Saving money can be one tough ordeal!  Going to the mall or out to dinner can be deadly for your bank account.  You plan on buying one shirt and end…

Saving money can be one tough ordeal!  Going to the mall or out to dinner can be deadly for your bank account.  You plan on buying one shirt and end up with three!  Of course it’s easy to spend your money, but is it really worth it?  There are plenty of painless ways to save money that will make your wallet smile!

  • Do you like to work out?  Use it as a goal to save money!  Every time you complete a work out, put a dollar in a jar.  By the end of the year, you should have a couple hundred dollars saved up.
  • Skip the appetizer or dessert.  Some restaurants charge around $10 for one dish!  If you do this often, you’ll be saving up money in no time.
  • Bring a set amount of money with you wherever you go!  If you know you only want to spend $50, but know that you get tempted easily, only bring $50 to the mall with you!  This way, you won’t spend all your money in one day.
  • Think before you buy!  If you want something that is a little more expensive, don’t buy it right away!  Continue shopping or go home and buy it the next day if youChelsea Crockett- money really want it.  Impulse buys can drain the bank.
  • Borrowing is the way to go!  Instead of buying an outfit that you will wear one night, try borrowing an outfit from one of your friends.

Although saving money may be tough, it’ll be worth it in the end!  Happy saving!

Love,

Chelsea

 

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5 Ways To Save Money Every Girl Should Know!

Spending money is easy. Saving it? Not so much! Although spending money can be fun and exciting, the bills you receive are quite the opposite. If you are a high…

Spending money is easy. Saving it? Not so much! Although spending money can be fun and exciting, the bills you receive are quite the opposite. If you are a high school or college student looking for a few ways to save your money, look no further! Here is a list of 5 ways to save money that every girl should know:

 1. Listen to songs you love on free apps and sites like Spotify, Pandora, or YouTube instead of downloading them on iTunes, which costs $.99 to $1.29 per song. iTunes also has a new feature called “iTunes Radio” that is similar to Pandora and Spotify.

2. Buy your feminine products like tampons, makeup removing wipes, bobby pins, hair bands, and toothpaste in bulk. Stuff is so much cheaper in bulk opposed to buying them individually at the drugstore. Look for them at places like Sam’s Club.

3. If you never use your gym membership, cancel it! Start to work out at home using YouTube fitness tutorials! There are TONS of tutorials like yoga and cardio routines!chelsea crockett save money

4. Every time you go shopping and see something you love but don’t really need, put it back on the rack and wait 24 hours. If you can’t stop thinking about it, it might be a sign that it is worth it. You’d be surprised how often we forget about items that we almost buy when we put a little distance between the item and us.

5. Are you a shopaholic but don’t have the funds to fuel your love of shopping? Get together with a few friends and have a clothing swap. Not only will you be cleaning out your closet, but you will also get some fresh new pieces to spice up your closet.

 

Try out these tips and see how much money you can save!

XOXO, Chels

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DIY: Fix Broken Powder Makeup

Hi Girls,             Breaking your favorite eye shadow palette or powder foundation is the worst!  Makeup can be expensive and replacing it is no fun.  So what can you do…

Hi Girls,

            Breaking your favorite eye shadow palette or powder foundation is the worst!  Makeup can be expensive and replacing it is no fun.  So what can you do to restore your compact makeup?  Lucky for you, there is a solution and it’s simple!  Check it out!

            Start by leaving your broken powder in its original compact or container.  Add a few drops of rubbing alcohol to the powder and mix it around with your finger.  This should turn the powder into a paste.  Using a butter knife or your finger, flatten out the now pasty powder makeup into its original form.  Let the makeup sit out over night with the lid off, so the alcohol can evaporate.  Once the alcohol has evaporated, your powdered makeup should be back to normal!  It’s so simple!Chelsea Crockett- fix broken makeup

            This little trick can save you tons of money throughout the year, since breaking powder makeup can be so easy to do.  Pass this simple trick onto your friends and help them save their makeup.  Trust me, they’ll thank you for it!

XOXO,

Chelsea

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Save Money on Prom!

Prom can be an expensive adventure! Knowing how much it costs can sometimes put a damper on your excitement because you are constantly worrying about money. Here are 3 ways…

Prom can be an expensive adventure! Knowing how much it costs can sometimes put a damper on your excitement because you are constantly worrying about money. Here are 3 ways to save some moolah on prom so you can have the best night ever!

  1. Dinner: with a little planning ahead, you can save loads on your prom dinner! Use the site resteraunt.com to buy giftchelsea crockett homecoming cards for less than they are worth, for 10$ you can get a card worth 25$! Holy moly! And if you have a big group, you can get a 40$ card worth 100$!! If you all chip in, it will be super cheap.
  2. Hair: Instead of spending more than 50$ on an updoo, have a friend do your hair! If you have a girl friend that loves doing hair and is talented at it, she will be honored that you want her to do your hair!
  3. Pictures: If your parents or someone in your group’s parents have a nice camera, have them take your prom photos instead of spending money on a photographer! My dad takes my group’s pictures every year. He loves it! DaddyLiciousInsider!

Saving money is always a good idea, especially on things as pricy as prom! Hopefully these tips help you save on your big day!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

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