Chelsea Crockett

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Monthly Ipsy Makeup Bags

With social media booming, there are so many new online companies coming out to promote a new way of online shopping.  I’ve written articles about similar companies, including Faithbox and…

With social media booming, there are so many new online companies coming out to promote a new way of online shopping.  I’ve written articles about similar companies, including Faithbox and FabFitFun, that require a subscription to receive monthly boxes of products and/or apparel.  Ipsy is another company that has a similar idea but has new ideas to offer to the table! 🙂

The main concept of Ipsy is to inspire girls to experience beauty focusing 100% on themselves and what they want!  Ipsy thinks that beauty and makeup should be accessible and affordable for everyone, and their vision was first created from YouTube. Chelsea Crockett - Ipsy Makeup Bag Beauty gurus were making beauty their own and reinventing it to find their own unique makeup style.  Ipsy’s sole focus is on personalization and finding your beauty personality!

Ipsy is a monthly box of 5 different makeup products that is delivered right to your door!  For only $10 a month, you can try out different products to find out what you prefer and what works best for you.  All you have to do is take an in-depth beauty test so Ipsy knows which products will go best with your skin tone, eye color, hair color, and preferences.  They also ask for your familiarity with makeup and which makeup brands you would love to try out!  They then create your boxes based on your preferences, how awesome is that?  Did I mention it’s free shipping, too?!

Are you going to subscribe?  I encourage you to try it out!  Hey, it’s worth a shot right?

XO – Chelsea

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Elevated Faith Bracelets & Apparel

I am so, so excited to tell you about this amazing brand that I recently got the chance to become a part of.  Elevated Faith is a company that provides…

I am so, so excited to tell you about this amazing brand that I recently got the chance to become a part of.  Elevated Faith is a company that provides faith-based jewelry and apparel with the mission to inspireothers to elevate their faith in a world that’s trying to drag us down.  I recently became an ambassador for Elevated Faith, and wanted to tell you a little bit about them! 🙂

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Elevated Faith’s mission is not like the others.  Along with the mission I mentioned above, they want people to look at their products as a reminder to stay faithful, even in difficult times.  They also want their apparel to be a conversation starter, a gateway to explain what and who it represents.  They offer a wide variety of products, ranging from beaded and string bracelets to super cute t-shirts, hoodies, and hats!  They’re all sold at a reasonable price, too!  A part of every purchase goes to a different Christian organization that’s making a difference in the world, as well.  If you’re interested, you can join the Elevated Faith club that gives you certain perks and discounts.  All you have to do is recommend Elevated Faith to a few friends.  Go online at https://elevatedfaith.com/?aff=681 for more details!

So, if you want to check out their site, use my code “Chelsea20” for 20% off your order!

Happy shopping! – Chelsea

 

 

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Shopping Hacks: How to Become a Better Shopper

Shopping is one of my favorite pastimes.  Whether it’s at my favorite clothing boutiques, makeup stores, or even online, I like to get the most out of my time and…

Shopping is one of my favorite pastimes.  Whether it’s at my favorite clothing boutiques, makeup stores, or even online, I like to get the most out of my time and especially my money!  There are lots of different tips for becoming a better shopper, whether it’s waiting for the right deals or seasonal sales.  Here are some useful tips for you to know next time you go shopping!

  • Tax-Free Weekends.  Depending on the state you live in, this weekend is one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year!  Especially on big purchases, you can get things like iPhones, laptops, etc. for so much cheaper than you would on a regular weekend!
  • Seasonal Sales.  Chelsea Crockett - Ulta Rewards ProgramThese sales are some of the biggest and best deals you can possibly find.  Anything from back-to-school sales to Black Friday deals, you can find almost any store with lots of ways to save!
  • Coupons.  You might think these are super old fashioned, but every little bit of money saved counts!  As surprising as it is, a lot of stores still offer different coupons online and right when you walk in the store.  So, keep an eye out!
  • Rewards Programs.  Almost every one of my favorite stores has a rewards program that gives me exclusive discounts every time I come in.  Most of them are free, so take advantage of them and sign up!

I hope these tips help you out on your next fun-filled day of shopping!

XO – Chelsea

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Sephora Money Hacks

Whether you shop at Sephora or not, you can’t deny a good steal when you find one!  Getting new makeup is always fun, but getting the same makeup at a…

Whether you shop at Sephora or not, you can’t deny a good steal when you find one!  Getting new makeup is always fun, but getting the same makeup at a cheaper price?  Even better!  I recently discovered several different money hacks you can use for yourself at Sephora.  Here they are so you can get the best bang for your buck just like I do!

  • Follow Sephora on Facebook.  Chelsea Crockett - Sephora MakeupExclusively through their Facebook, Sephora offers you discounts and giveaways that a ton of people aren’t even aware of!
  • Take a few samples of products you’ve been dying to try.  Sephora allows you to take up to three samples home with you so you can test a product before spending a bunch of money on the real deal!  You can also get some free makeup :).
  • Join their rewards program.  This one may be obvious, but if you’re a frequent Sephora shopper, you can get so many awesome discounts and savings.  Why not right?
  • Free shipping is a big deal if you order online frequently.  You can sign up for the Sephora Flash Subscription and get free, 2-day shipping for the whole year.  And it’s only $10!
  • If you buy something that goes on sale a week later, you can take it into the store to get the price adjusted within two weeks of the purchase.  You might as well save every penny you can!

I hope you take advantage of these hacks and get some makeup to add to your collection! 🙂

XO – Chelsea

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5 Steps to Thrifting the Perfect Look

Thrifting is the perfect pastime.  It’s cheap, fun, and can bring out your creative side if you let it!  Many of your favorite looks can be recreated if you simply…

Thrifting is the perfect pastime.  It’s cheap, fun, and can bring out your creative side if you let it!  Many of your favorite looks can be recreated if you simply go to a thrift store with an open mind and a little creativity!  Here are 5 steps to master the art of thrifting. 🙂

  1. Be openminded. Chelsea Crockett - DIY High Waisted Shorts You will come across many interesting outfits, shirts, shoes, etc. (to say the least).  Maybe try on a few things that you think you’d never ever wear.  It may turn out to be your new favorite shirt!
  2. Be creative.  Think about how you can take one piece of clothing and turn it into a completely new creation.  There are so many DIY looks that you can create right in your room!  (If you don’t have a creative bone in your body, Pinterest is the perfect place to find some inspiration!)
  3. Think retro.  One of my favorite looks is DIY high waisted shorts.  Take a fun pair of mom jeans and cut them to the perfect length.  Roll the ends to create the perfect 70’s look like the picture on the right!  My friends and I have all done this and they’re so comfy!
  4. Go with friends.  Everything is more fun when you’re with your girls right?  Grab some of your friends and make a day out of it.  A second opinion always helps when shopping!
  5. Don’t go with a game plan.  If you go with a specific piece of clothing in mind, you might pass by tons of other things that may end up creating the perfect look!

What’s your go-to shop to go thrifting at?  Let me know below!

XOXO – Chelsea

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Trend Alert: Overalls!

Overalls are a trend that have been considered “out” for a long time!  But recently, they’ve made a huge comeback anywhere from Forever21 to Express to Nordstrom.  You may be…

Overalls are a trend that have been considered “out” for a long time!  But recently, they’ve made a huge comeback anywhere from Forever21 to Express to Nordstrom.  You may be picturing the typical long, jean overalls but there are actually many different styles and colors that are much more popular! 

Chelsea Crockett - OverallsFirst, you’ll need to decide if you want long or short overalls.  There’s also the option of getting overalls with a skirt if you want to get a nicer pair!  Some pairs will have the typical pockets on the front and back of the overalls but others, like the one on the left, will have a sleeker look without pockets that you can dress up.

After you decide the style you want, you’ll have to pick a color.  I’m sure there are all different colors to choose from, but some colors I’ve seen a lot more than others.  Jean is obviously the most popular and the color you’ll see most in stores!  It matches with everything and can be a casual look for a day out with friends!  As for other colors, other popular ones include black, white, light pink, or army green.  Get one of these colors to mix it up!

Are you going to get a pair?  Let me know below which style is your favorite!

XO – Chelsea

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What Color Prom Dress Looks Best on You?

Whether it’s your first prom or your third, it never gets any less exciting!  I know I’m not the only one who loves shopping for the perfect prom dress.  Figuring…

Whether it’s your first prom or your third, it never gets any less exciting!  I know I’m not the only one who loves shopping for the perfect prom dress.  Figuring out the right style, color, and all around look that I’m searching for can be tough, but once I find the right one, it’s worth it!  If you need a place to start, here are some pointers on which color dress would look best on you!

Chelsea Crockett - Prom DressIf you have dark skin, any pastel or bright shade will most likely look good!  Try colors on the warmer end of the spectrum such as pinks, yellows, purples, etc.  These will bring out the warmness in your skin tone and highlight your skin’s glow. 

If you have tan/olive skin, focus on complimenting your undertones.  Olive skinned girls are lucky because almost any color will look good!  I suggest a deep green or red, maybe even a burgundy shade like the dress on the left.  Especially if you have dark hair, try one of these colors!  If you want to really highlight your skin tone, try a bright pink that will make you look extra tan!

For the fair skinned ladies out there, pay attention to the undertone of your skin, whether it’s warmer or cooler toned.  If you have naturally rosy cheeks and a warmer skin tone, try earthy shades.  These will look beautiful on you!  If you have cooler undertones, look into purples, pinks, and blues!

I hope this narrows down your search options so finding the perfect prom dress can be a little easier!

XO – Chelsea

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Stitch Fix Boxes

There has been a recent trend of new businesses and companies sending out monthly boxes filled with sample products and goodies.  Companies such as Faithbox and FabFitFun are two examples…

There has been a recent trend of new businesses and companies sending out monthly boxes filled with sample products and goodies.  Companies such as Faithbox and FabFitFun are two examples of trendy businesses that use their packages to get the word out for certain products.  Stitch Fix is a company similar to this that was recently brought to my attention!

The main point of these boxes is to find things that match your personal style and have fun while doing it!  Here’s how it works.  First, you take a short style quiz to figure out which accessories and pieces of clothing you’ll like best.  Stitch Fix ships the box with 5 either accessories or pieces of clothing right to your door!  Everything sent to you revolves around your style and budget.  You may be thinking “how can I afford this?”  The best part about this is you only pay for what you want to keep and send back what you don’t!  That way you can test out what fits your style and what doesn’t.  It’s like your own personal stylist!Chelsea Crockett - Stitch Fix Box

As far as when you receive each box, you can choose to get them regularly or whenever you please!  After each box, you can give feedback so your next box is even more personalized to what you like.  There is a $20 styling fee but is only added in to your final order!  Another plus is that each item you receive is fairly priced and something not everyone is going to have.  And if you like all 5 items, you get a 25% discount!

Try it out and let me know what you think! 🙂

XOXO – Chelsea 

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What to Considering When Buying Your Perfect Prom Dress

Prom season is here, ladies! It’s time for prom-posals, dress shopping, and lots of excitement. Every girl wants to look their best on prom night, and the first step in…

Prom season is here, ladies! It’s time for prom-posals, dress shopping, and lots of excitement. Every girl wants to look their best on prom night, and the first step in doing so is finding the perfect dress! It’s harder said than done, so here are some things to considering for your prom dress search!

First, most people say you need to have an idea of what you’re looking for. Having a general idea in your head of what you like and what you don’t like can really help. Chelsea Crockett - Prom DressThere are so many styles, shapes, and colors to choose from! If you know you don’t like the look of mermaid dresses on you, don’t worry about trying those on. If you want a two-piece dress, be on the hunt for one that catches your eye. That being said, some of the best dresses are found on the spot. If you fall in love with a dress that isn’t at all what you wanted, who cares! It may not even be what you’re looking for, but those finds can often be the greatest!

Knowing what you like and what you don’t like is key. If you’re worried about pulling up your strapless dress all night, avoid trying those on! Knowing what you’ll be comfortable in is the most important thing. Also, if you know who’s in your prom group, try avoiding buying the same one (or even similar) as your friends! That can cause problems when two girls in the same group show up wearing the same dress!

Let me know how your prom search is going :)!

XO – Chels

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Bad Habits to Avoid

We all have our bad habits: gum chomping, nail biting, constantly fidgeting around, you name it!  There are hundreds and hundreds of bad habits that we perform each and every…

We all have our bad habits: gum chomping, nail biting, constantly fidgeting around, you name it!  There are hundreds and hundreds of bad habits that we perform each and every day; but did you know that some of these habits can actually be bad for your health?!  Keep on reading to see if you have a bad habit and how to stop it!

Food is one of my favorite things in the whole world.  I mean who doesn’t love a good snack?!  Unfortunately, many of us tend to snack when we are bored or when we aren’t even hungry!  Eventually, these snacks add up and can cause unexpected weight gain.  Also, if you are constantly snacking on junk food it can lead to diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.  Instead, try snacking on fruits or vegetables.  Make yourself perfectly portioned meals and limit yourself to one or two snacks a day!

Shopping is a girl’s best friend and worst-enemy.  Spending hours in the mall can run your wallet dry!  Most of the time, we end of buying clothing items that we don’t need or will only wear once.  Next time you go to the mall, bring a limited amount of cash; that way you won’t spend your life’s savings.  Also, before purchasing an item, try envisioning multiple places you could wear it.  If you can only think of a couple, then put it back on the shelf. Chelsea Crockett- shopping habit

A bad habit that I am guilty of is over-thinking and stressing about everything!  When life throws a million things at you it’s hard not to worry.  These stresses can start to take over your life and daily thoughts.  It’s horrible!  Instead, try to focus on the positive and make a list of everything you’re thankful for.  In no time, you’ll realize that most of the stuff you are worried about is small.

Everyone has a bad habit or two.  Once you learn how to get rid of them, life gets a little easier!

XOXO,

Chelsea

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Thrift Shop Like A Pro!

Alright ladies, it’s time to channel your inner Macklemore! Do you ever love having an item of clothing that is unique?  Something that no one else has?!  Malls are full…

Alright ladies, it’s time to channel your inner Macklemore! Do you ever love having an item of clothing that is unique?  Something that no one else has?!  Malls are full of the same product that everyone owns, so finding something original can be tough.  This is where thrift shopping comes into play.  Thrift shops are the perfect go-to shopping destination for everything unique and different. Chelsea Crockett- Thrift Shop

The first rule to thrift shopping is to be patient. Most aren’t very organized and it can take a while to find a decent item of clothing.  Vintage sweatshirts, over-sized plaid, and high-waisted denim are some of things to be on the lookout for.  If you can find a pair of high waisted denim that fit you around the waist, but may be ugly or high water, purchase them and turn them into high-waisted shorts!  It’s also a good idea to check out the men’s clothing section for plaid and vintage tees.

If you’ve got a good chunk of time on your hands and are up for an adventure, then thrift shopping is the answer! You may be surprised what’s hidden throughout the racks.

XOXO,

Chelsea

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The Perks of Online Shopping

Oh the beauties of the Internet!  With a few clicks of your mouse, you can be exploring clothes and accessories from your favorite stores and imagining your perfect outfit!  Online…

Oh the beauties of the Internet!  With a few clicks of your mouse, you can be exploring clothes and accessories from your favorite stores and imagining your perfect outfit!  Online shopping really is the easiest way to shop and it’s right at your fingertips…literally!

Some may argue that online shopping is a hassle.  Between shipping costs and not being able to try the clothes on, you may find yourself paying more for clothes that don’t fit!  While I can’t argue with that, I will admit that I’ve found many more sales on the Internet than in stores.  Many stores have online only items and sales and offer free returns and exchanges if the clothes don’t fit.  Most of the time you can even return your online order right in the store; no need to make a trip to the post office.  Also, if you spend a certain amount of money, then the shipping is free!  Not to mention, finding a box on your doorstep is like Christmas morning!Chelsea Crockett- online shopping boxes

Sometimes I find it hard and stressful shopping in unorganized stores, like Forever21 for example, and find it hassle free online!  Since I typically know what size I wear, I usually do not have a problem.  If you are looking for something specific, then it’s easy to type it in and look it up!  This way, you won’t be searching the mall for hours!

Next time you feel like taking a trip to the mall, curl up in bed and grab your laptop.  You may find your new hobby…online shopping!

XOXO,

Chelsea

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Prom Dress Shopping Tips!

It’s that time of the year again…PROM!  It’s the biggest event to happen in high school, so picking the perfect dress is essential.  So much goes into shopping for the…

It’s that time of the year again…PROM!  It’s the biggest event to happen in high school, so picking the perfect dress is essential.  So much goes into shopping for the right dress: color, style, sizing, etc.  It’s quite the ordeal!  To make your prom shopping trip a little easier, follow a few of my simple prom dress tips!

  1. Start shopping early! 
  2. Make sure to pick a color that is right for you!  If you have pale skin, do not pick a color that will wash you out.  Instead try royal blue or nude.  These colors will Chelsea Crockett- prom dresseshighlight your best features.  If you have dark hair or olive/dark skin, go for a bold color!
  3. If you are ordering online, then order one size larger than you normally would.  It’s easy to make a dress smaller, but it’s impossible to make a dress bigger.
  4. Find the right tailor!  Whether you buy a dress in-stores or online, most of the time you will need to do some adjusting.  A tailor can make your dress fit your body perfectly.
  5. Try on every…single…dress.  This is SO important!  A dress can look completely different on the hanger.  Be sure to try on every dress you like until you find the one.
  6. Keep an open mind!  Try on dresses that you normally wouldn’t like.  You may be surprised!  Also, listen to others opinion.  Just because you like a dress, doesn’t mean it’s the dress for you.
  7. Show your friends your dress, so they do not buy the same one as you.

Happy prom season!

Chelsea

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Everyone Needs A “Little Black Bag”

            Hey insiders!             Most shopping websites allow you to simply purchase your desired products online, and that’s that.  But littleblackdress.com is a new kind of online shopping, more fun…

            Hey insiders!

            Most shopping websites allow you to simply purchase your desired products online, and that’s that.  But littleblackdress.com is a new kind of online shopping, more fun and more creative, letting you shop and swap! 

            Chelsea Crockett - Little Black Bag WebsiteFirst off, you have to make your own account.  The site includes several of the hottest brands including BCBC Generation, Steve Madden, Betsey Johnson, and Guess.   After joining, the website will have you take a personal style quiz!  This will help the site direct you to products that they think you’d be most interested in.  Then you’re set!  You pick one item to add to your “little black bag” and the site picks two other items to add, as well.

            Second, you can pick over thousands of different people to swap items with.  If you find a bag or a pair of shoes you really like in someone else’s bag, you can offer one of your items to trade with theirs. 

            And finally, you can purchase your picked products with some up to 70% off of retail price!  Most items are at least 20-50% off, which to me is quite a steal.  If you’re in to online shopping, check out littleblackdress.com for a creative, new way to shop.  You won’t regret it!

                                                            Xo – Chelsea

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Black Friday Shopping Tips

Calling all shopaholics! Do you plan on going out and braving the crowds this Black Friday? If you are, then you really need to read these important tips! They will…

Calling all shopaholics! Do you plan on going out and braving the crowds this Black Friday? If you are, then you really need to read these important tips! They will help you get the best deals possible, and they will give you some tips on how to stay safe when braving the masses!

  1. Do your research and browse the deals before you go. If you are looking for something specific, like a certain electronic item, then you need to research which stores are selling the item and which one offers the best price. You also need to check out what time the stores that you want to hit are open. Some stores open early on black Friday, some stores don’t open until late at night, the times can be all over the place! The best thing to do to stay organized is to keep a notebook or a sheet of paper with you that has each store you want to go to, the time they open, and what items you want to look for when you get there and their price. When you have a ton of people rushing around you, the best thing to be is organized and to have a game plan.
  2. TAKE AN ADULT WITH YOU. Ladies, I cannot stress this enough, take an adult with you! On black Friday, you will encounter countless crazy, frantic people trying to snatch and grab up items. You do not want to get in a compromising position or in a dangerous situation without having an adult to help you. Also, adults can help you find the items you need and can advise you on the best deals.

Stay safe this Black Friday, ladies! Good luck!

XOXO, Chels

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