Chelsea Crockett

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How to “Tontour”

No time for contouring?  No problem! Contouring is applying dark and light colors in specific areas of your face and blending them together.  While the end product looks amazing, it…

No time for contouring?  No problem! Contouring is applying dark and light colors in specific areas of your face and blending them together.  While the end product looks amazing, it can be very time consuming.  Tontouring is the next best thing!  It’s like contouring, but much quicker.  Check out how you can have a flawless complexion in 1…2…3!Chelsea Crockett- tontouring

Tontouring is applying self-tanner to specific areas of the face to add depth.  The best part?  Gradually, the self-tanner will stay and you won’t have to apply it every day!  So how do you do it?  Start off with a base by applying self-tanner all over your face.  Next, apply a darker shade of self-tanner under the cheek bones, down the sides of your nose, under your nose, and along your hairline on your forehead.  I suggest using a gradual self-tanner for the base and a regular self-tanner for the tontouring; but be careful, regular self-tanner tends to be streaky, so make sure you blend it in well!  Once the self-tanner has dried, continue doing your makeup as you normally would. 

Happy tontouring!

            Chelsea    

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Where Do Our Favorite Beauty Products Come From?

Each morning we shower, apply lotions and hair products, put on our makeup, and spritz on some perfume before running out the door.  We do all of this without evening…

Each morning we shower, apply lotions and hair products, put on our makeup, and spritz on some perfume before running out the door.  We do all of this without evening thinking about it!  So where do these products even come from?  Are they safe for us?  I broke down a few of my favorites to see what was really in them.  Keep on reading to find out some surprising facts!

  • When a perfume bottle describes its scent as floral or fruity, it’s most likely synthetic. All it takes to create a bottle of sweet smelling perfume is perfume oil, alcohol, and water. If the scent is too strong, coconut oil is sometimes added to the mixture to make it less potent.
  • Aloe is generally about as natural as it gets! It’s easy to make your own and has far less ingredients than bottles bought in stores. Dye and preservatives are added to aloe vera gel in order to give it its green color and stay fresh longer.
  • Lipstick is actually a scary product to be using around your mouth. Along with wax and lip dye, many brands, even high-end ones, tested positive for lead. Check out the list of ingredients before purchasing!Chelsea Crockett- lipstick
  • Self-tanners are a great way to get tan without hitting the tanning bed. Self-tanners contain DHA, the ingredient used to darken your skin. This used to be a concern for dermatologists, but it is now accepted and approved by many! Hey, it’s safer than a cancer-causing bed!

It’s crazy how something so “natural” can have so many added ingredients!  Always read up on your products!

XOXO,

Chelsea

 

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The RIGHT Way to Use Self-Tanner

Getting tan is number one on most girls’ lists for the summer.  While lying by the pool, with sunscreen of course, is the most natural way, self-tanning lotion is another…

Getting tan is number one on most girls’ lists for the summer.  While lying by the pool, with sunscreen of course, is the most natural way, self-tanning lotion is another way to achieve the perfect glow without hitting the tanning bed!  While it may look like a simple lotion, prepping for self-tanner is key to an all-around, non-streaky, perfect tan. Chelsea Crockett- shaving

Self-tanner is a wonderful way to get an all-around body tan without harming your skin.  Before applying the lotion, it’s important to get your body ready.  Start by shaving your legs and exfoliating your entire body.  If your skin is dry, the tanner may peel off; likewise, a razor can strip off the tanning lotion as well.  Once you’re out of the shower, dry off as much as you possibly can.  Do not leave a drop of water!  In places that tend to be dry, such as your nose, knees, and elbows, apply a lightweight lotion to those areas and rub it in well.

Next, apply your tanner all over your body starting from the bottom up.  Remember, when applying it to your face…go light.  You don’t want to add too much to the focal point of your body!  Always wait for the lotion or spray to dry longer than it says in the directions.  For example, if it says to wait 10 minutes, wait 20.  A major problem with self-tanner is the ability for it to transfer to your clothes.  To avoid this from happening, lightly brush baby powder all over to secure your tan and avoid a clothing mishap.

There you have it!  Your 101 guide to a flawless tan!

-Chelsea

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