Chelsea Crockett

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Do’s and Don’ts of Eye Makeup

Eye makeup is one of my favorite things to experiment with.  You can do so many different color combinations and looks!  Looking back at my old videos and pictures, I’ve…

Eye makeup is one of my favorite things to experiment with.  You can do so many different color combinations and looks!  Looking back at my old videos and pictures, I’ve definitely gotten better at knowing how to do my eye makeup the best way to compliment the rest of my makeup.  Here are some eye makeup do’s and don’ts that I wish I would’ve known when I first started wearing makeup!

  • DO blend your eye shadow. Chelsea Crockett - Eye Makeup This will make it look much more natural and a lot less choppy.  If you get the right brush, blending is super easy!
  • DON’T add too much highlighter to your face.  This is important especially if your eye makeup is dark.  You want to make sure your makeup is all balanced out! 
  • DO copy a look that you like.  If you see a celeb’s makeup that you love, it’s much easier to create a look on yourself when you have something to go off of.
  • DON’T go crazy on the eyeliner.  There are so many other ways to make your eyes pop.  You don’t have to rely heavily on your eyeliner to do so!  The occasional cat-eye is always good, but find other ways that accent and darken your eyes.
  • DO find the colors that compliment you.  If you’re blonde haired and blue eyed, it might not be the best idea to go with dark colors like black and grey.  Use soft browns and natural colors to make your eyes pop but not be too overboard!

I hope these help you master your eye makeup skills!

Xoxo – Chelsea

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Face Mask Myths… True or False?

Face masks can hydrate your skin, dry out your skin, clear up your skin, etc.  But are they really all they’re cracked up to be?  Some people swear by face…

Face masks can hydrate your skin, dry out your skin, clear up your skin, etc.  But are they really all they’re cracked up to be?  Some people swear by face masks and use them almost daily.  Others say that most are overrated and can be a total waste of money.  Here are some true and false myths that will help you decide for yourself!

Myth #1: Face masks are harmful to your skin.Chelsea Crockett - Face Mask  TRUE and FALSE!  Too much of anything can be bad for your skin.  This rule applies to face masks.  Although they can be super beneficial, don’t use one multiple times a day!

Myth #2: Face masks have little to no actual skincare benefits.  FALSE!  Most masks actually do benefit your skin.  They can help hydrate it, eliminate oils and dirt, or simply boost its radiance.

Myth #3: You can make your own DIY masks that are just as beneficial.  TRUE!  There are tons of different mask recipes on Pinterest that you can make right at home that are great for your skin!

Myth #4: Using a face mask every day is a good thing.  TRUE and FALSE!  Depending on the type of mask it is, it can either dry out your skin or moisturize it.  For example, if you’re using a clay mask every day, it could really start to dry out and damage your skin!

Are you an avid user of face masks?  If so, share with me below which ones you believe really do make a difference!

XO – Chelsea

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The Body Shop®: Their Products & Their Mission

Over the weekend, I discovered an amazing shop that makes organic, healthy products with an incredible mission!  The Body Shop® is a British brand that has made its mark globally…

Over the weekend, I discovered an amazing shop that makes organic, healthy products with an incredible mission!  The Body Shop® is a British brand that has made its mark globally in over 60 countries around the world (including the US, YAY!).  I wanted to give you a little insight on the brand and a description of what products they have to offer!Chelsea Crockett - The Body Shop Products

First, let’s start with their mission.  The Body Shop® started in 1976 to be used as a force for good.  Their main mission is to enrich people as well as the planet.  All of their products are naturally-inspired meaning they work with farmers to get natural, organic ingredients from all around the world.  They never, and will never, test their products on animals and are very passionate about staying true to this!

Now onto their products.  They have anything and everything revolving around skincare, including cleansers, facial treatments, face masks, serums, etc.  They also sell products revolving around bath, body, makeup, hair, and fragrance.  You can find a product for any one of your needs whether it be sun damage or dry skin!

Are you interested in checking The Body Shop® out?  If so, visit one of their shops or go online at thebodyshop-usa.com!

XOXO – Chelsea

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Tricks to Make Your Skin Look Insta-Perfect

Have you ever wondered how celebrities make their skin look flawless in every picture they post?  Is it their makeup?  Or maybe some app that eliminates blemishes?  Although some people…

Have you ever wondered how celebrities make their skin look flawless in every picture they post?  Is it their makeup?  Or maybe some app that eliminates blemishes?  Although some people really do have naturally perfect skin, there are certain things you can do to make your selfies look insta-perfect!

  • Use a serum to enhance your glow.  Instead of highlighting your face, try using a serum to enhance the glow of your whole face, not just above your cheekbones. 
  • Get rid of acne and pimples with a dab of concealer.  Whenever I have pesky pimples that don’t want to go away, I always cover them up with a little concealer.  After it sits for a minute or so, even it out with some foundation or powder.
  • Camouflage your dark circles with concealer followed by a setting powder.  Dark circles can make you look 10x more tired than you actually are.  If you want an insta-perfect selfie, make them disappear by applying concealer to make the area a little more lively.Chelsea Crockett - Concealer
  • To add to a more natural look, try using a darker foundation to add depth to your face instead of fully contouring it.  It’s always good to have a foundation that’s two to three shades darker than your normal shade for purposes like this!

Try some of these tricks out next time you want to take a killer selfie!  They really work!

XO – Chels

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The Perfect Guide: Where to Put Eye Makeup

When I first started out using makeup, I didn’t really have a clue what I was doing!  But over the years, I’d like to think I’ve gotten pretty comfortable with…

When I first started out using makeup, I didn’t really have a clue what I was doing!  But over the years, I’d like to think I’ve gotten pretty comfortable with creating all the different beauty and makeup trends on my own skin.  Eyeshadow trends can sometimes be the hardest to pull off without knowing where to put each shade.  Chelsea Crockett - Eye MakeupThis guide helped me master eyeshadow and know the best way to accent my eyes!

  • Brow bone/Highlight.  As far as your brow bone goes, focus on highlighting it.  This will give your eyes the pop they need!
  • Crease.  To add some dimension to your eyes, add a darker shade to your crease.  Once again, this will make them pop!
  • Lid.  This is where your base color will go.  I suggest a neutral shade that will be a good foundation for your other darker tones!
  • Outer V.  If you’re a fan of the “cat eye” eyeliner look, then this part of your lid will practically be covered anyways.  But if you’re not big on eyeliner, then apply a darker shade to your outer v.  If you want a softer look, blend with a blending brush for a less sharp effect.
  • Lower Lash Line.  Once again, if you’re an eyeliner type of girl, then this part of your eye will most likely already be covered!  But if you want a little more definition, add a darker, neutral shadow to your lash line. 
  • Tear duct.  To add a little glow to your eyes, apply a shimmery or light colored eyeshadow.  This will make your eyes sparkle! 

I hope this helps you just as much as it helped me!

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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Best 3 Drugstore Contour Palettes

Drugstore makeup is one of the most wonderful things.  You can shop some of the best brands and products for an extremely low price!  High-end contour palettes can range anywhere…

Drugstore makeup is one of the most wonderful things.  You can shop some of the best brands and products for an extremely low price!  High-end contour palettes can range anywhere from $50 to $100 and, if you’re thinking what I’m thinking, that’s pretty expensive, especially when you can buy a similar palette for $5-$20!  Here are 3 of my favorite drugstore palettes!

  • Covergirl’s TruBlend Contour Palette ($12).  Chelsea Crockett - Covergirl Contour PaletteAlthough this palette is super simple, it works so well!  This palette comes in three different shades, light, medium, and dark, so you can find the perfect one for your skin tone.  The color of each powder is extremely natural so they blend together for a smooth, professional look.
  • Rimmel Kate Sculpting Cosmetic Set ($6).  If you want a sharper contour as well as highlighter and blush, then this palette is for you!  It’s easy to take with you on-the-go and has the whole package for a flawless makeup look.  Did I mention it’s only six dollars? 
  • E.L.F. Contour Palette ($6).  This palette gives you four shades instead of three!  Each color is a cream and powder formula so it applies beautifully onto the skin and blends just as well.  Once again, it’s only six bucks! 

Have you tried any of these products yourself?  Let me know what you think below!

XOXO – Chelsea

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Top 5 Sephora Beauty Buys So Far in 2017

Sephora is one of my go-to places when it comes to buying makeup.  It has one of the best selections of my favorite brands and products!  So far in 2017,…

Sephora is one of my go-to places when it comes to buying makeup.  It has one of the best selections of my favorite brands and products!  So far in 2017, there’s already a list of best-selling products that have been super popular in stores.  Here are the top five from last month so you can give them a try, too!

  • Amika Polished Perfection Straightening Brush ($120).  I’ve always been skeptical if straightening brushes actually work.  It may be expensive, but it’s one of their best-selling products at the time so it definitely guarantees to gets the job done!    Chelsea Crockett - Ouai Dry Shampoo Foam
  • Becca Soft Light Blurring Powder ($38).  It can be hard to get the perfect texture and tone after applying your makeup.  This powder helps to smooth out any blemishes or uneven texture. 
  • Ouai Dry Shampoo Foam ($28).  Different from other dry shampoo sprays, this foam leaves your hair with added volume and texture than before!  Sprays can sometimes add to the greasiness of your hair, but with this light formula you don’t have to worry about too much product.
  • Bumble and Bumble Surf Foam Spray Blow Dry ($31).  A two-in-one foam spray?  Count me in!  This product gives your hair all the texture and volume you could want.
  • Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara ($26).  Everyone has that one mascara that’s their go-to product.  This mascara makes your lashes look as smooth as velvet!   

Which product are you most interested in trying out?  Let me know in the comments below!

XOXO – Chelsea

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Why You Should Always Change Your Clothes After the Gym

When I have time, I love to hit the gym and workout.  With that being said, I’d be lying if I said I never break a sweat when I exercise. …

When I have time, I love to hit the gym and workout.  With that being said, I’d be lying if I said I never break a sweat when I exercise.  You might not even be aware of what can happen to your body after going to the gym, but here are a few reasons why you should always change out of your clothes after a hard workout!

  • We all know how acne appears right?  When our pores get clogged, especially after a sweaty workout, acne starts to pop up around our body, not just face.  Leaving damp, dirty clothes on for long periods of time suffocates and clogs our pores!Chelsea Crockett - Exercise
  • Okay, this one might be the grossest.  Bacterial infections love to feed off of sweat.  When you leave on damp, sweaty clothing, you’re leaving little to no room for your skin to breathe.  This is the perfect opportunity for bacteria to grow! 
  • When it comes to feet, we all know they can get pretty smelly at times.  If you’re someone that works out every day and leaves your socks and shoes on for hours at a time, they have no room to air out!
  • A lot of the time when we workout, we wear tight clothing such as leggings, sports bras, tanks, etc.  Just like acne, inflamed hair follicles can appear from suffocating your pores.  If you’ve ever had one before, you know how uncomfortable and painful they can be!

Crazy, right?  Well, now you know!  Make sure you’re always keeping your body clean and fresh!

Chelsea

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Top 3 Foundations for Liquid-Lovers

For those of you that hate powder foundations, liquid is the only way to get the job done!  Sometimes it can be hard to find the right product that won’t…

For those of you that hate powder foundations, liquid is the only way to get the job done!  Sometimes it can be hard to find the right product that won’t sweat off after an hour or suffocate your skin.  All three of these liquid foundations are great for all skin types and are definitely worth the buy!

  • Clinique’s Superbalanced Silk Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15.  This is one of my favorite liquid foundations, especially if you have sensitive skin.  There are over 15 different shades to match whatever your skin tone may be!  It’s silk-enriched leaving a smooth, balanced base on your skin.  It also controls oil and hydrates the dry areas of your face!  It’s a win-win product. 🙂 Chelsea Crockett - Clinique Foundation
  • IT Cosmetics’ Your Skin But Better CC+ Illumination with SPF 50+.  If you’re looking for a light formula with good quality, then look no more!  This CC+ Cream gives you full coverage with a radiant afterglow, too.  It’s also guaranteed to camouflage any imperfections such as acne or dark spots! 
  • Estée Lauder’s Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup.  If you’re willing to spend $40 on foundation, I suggest you spend it on this product!  There are over 30 different shades so you’ll be sure to find one that matches your skin tone perfectly.  It stays on for up to 15 hours so you won’t have to worry about reapplying throughout the day!  

Have you tried any of these before?  If so, give me your take on them in the comment section below!

XOXO – Chelsea

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Nail Care Do’s & Don’ts!

Nail care seems pretty simple: clip them, file them, paint them.  It’s as simple as that!  But is it actually that easy?  I never knew that there were certain do’s…

Nail care seems pretty simple: clip them, file them, paint them.  It’s as simple as that!  But is it actually that easy?  I never knew that there were certain do’s and don’ts that can make your nail care routine 10x better!  Here are some tips to follow and things to avoid when taking care of your nails.

DO’S

  • Create your own nail care routine.  Chelsea Crockett - Nail Care RoutineHaving a nail care routine down is important for maintaining your nails’ health.  Don’t let them grow weeks on end without trimming them up!
  • Moisturize your cuticle area.  Your cuticle area can get very dry and sometimes even painful.  Moisturize the area so you prevent flaky skin and redness.
  • Keep your nail tools clean!  Nail tools can get dirty just like any other beauty tool.  Make sure you keep them sterilized and free from bacteria!
  • Take nail strengthening supplements.  There are supplements for almost everything: hair, skin, nails, you name it!  Nail strengthening supplements help make your nails thicker and healthier!

DON’TS

  • Don’t bite your nails!  This one is a given.  Biting your nails isn’t only a bad habit, but it weakens and destroys them!
  • Don’t soak your nails for too long or use an excess amount of nail polish remover.  I know it’s frustrating when you can’t get off that stubborn nail polish that you’ve been scrubbing at for 20 minutes, but using too much nail polish remover will dry out your nails!
  • Don’t pull/rip off hangnails.  It’s extremely tempting to rip off any annoying hangnails especially when you don’t have any tools to help.  But when you can, I highly suggest using nail clippers to remove them instead of constantly picking at it!

I hope these pointers help you take your nail care routine to the next level! 🙂

Love, Chels

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What Really Happens When You Sleep in Your Makeup

You’ve always heard that sleeping in your makeup is a huge skin “no-no.”  I know I’m not the only one that’s too lazy to take off my makeup before bed…

You’ve always heard that sleeping in your makeup is a huge skin “no-no.”  I know I’m not the only one that’s too lazy to take off my makeup before bed every once in a while!  But what really happens to your skin when you let your makeup sit overnight?  Here are the real dangers of sleeping in your makeup!

Especially in the winter, it can be hard to keep your skin properly hydrated.  When you leave foundation and other face makeup on your skin overnight, it clogs your Chelsea Crockett - Dry Skinpores and causes it to dry out.  If you allow it several nights in a row, your skin might start to flake which makes it hard to apply your makeup properly.  This dryness will cause an increase in dead skin cells which results in very dull skin that can’t be fixed with a little moisturizer!  If you don’t wash your face, you’ll lose your skin’s glow and radiance!

As far as eye makeup and lipstick goes, a buildup of either of these is no good either!  Not only is leftover mascara and eyeliner bad for your lashes, but it leaves your eyes and the areas around them prone to infections.  And as far as lipstick, caking your lips multiple times a day and not washing it off at night can lead to chapped, dry lips.  This doesn’t look or feel too good!

Now that you know the truth, remember to find the motivation to take off your makeup when you’re getting ready for bed whether you’re too lazy or not!

XOXO – Chelsea

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How to Deal with Period Breakouts

I think us girls can all agree on one thing: periods are the worst!  They’re the most dreaded time of the month that we can’t do anything to stop.  Not…

I think us girls can all agree on one thing: periods are the worst!  They’re the most dreaded time of the month that we can’t do anything to stop.  Not only do periods come with mood swings, cramps, and a lot of other dreaded symptoms, but acne and pimples start to pop up all around our face, too!  Period breakouts are tough to battle, but here are some tips that can help!

The days before:  It’s all about prevention.  Chelsea Crockett - Clay MaskWhen your period is near, there’s not much you can do besides trying to stop the breakouts from coming!  First comes first, avoid clogging your pores at all cost.  Make sure you take off your makeup before going to sleep and avoid touching your face a lot.  If you feel a pimple building up under your skin, try out a clay face mask to get rid of it for you!    

During:  Cleanse, cleanse, cleanse!  Keeping your face clean from oils and dirt will aid in preventing hormonal breakouts.  So, make sure you’re thoroughly washing your face in the morning and at night and getting rid of any makeup or oil!

The days after:  After your period has finally come to an end, your skin should hopefully go back to its original state.  The toughest part of your battle is over!  The only thing I suggest is sticking to a daily skin routine to prevent random breakouts and to keep your skin under control.

I hope these help you have clearer skin during your time of the month!

XO – Chels

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3 DIYS for Dry Skin

Lemme tell ya… cold weather can be rough on the skin!  As soon as the temperature drops, my face starts getting drier and drier.  I’ve tried different products that have…

Lemme tell ya… cold weather can be rough on the skin!  As soon as the temperature drops, my face starts getting drier and drier.  I’ve tried different products that have worked for my skin type and others that have made it even worse.  I’ve found a few DIYs you can do at home that actually make a difference and cost almost nothing!

  • Egg yolk on your face might not sound like the most pleasant thing, but egg yolk contains proteins that help with shedding skin!  Mix together a teaspoon of olive oil and two egg yolks.  Apply the mixture to your face for about 5 minutes and rinse it off with warm water!Chelsea Crockett - Lemon Face Mask
  • Mix together a teaspoon of sugar and the juice from half of a lemon.  The sugar works as a scrub to remove any dead or flakey skin.  The lemon juice helps promote skin growth which leaves your pores smooth and glowing!  Scrub the mask on in a circular motion for about 10-15 minutes.  Then rinse it off!
  • Dry skin doesn’t only appear on your face.  If you have problems with dry skin on other areas of your body, put a cup of sea salt in a warm bath and relax in it for 20 minutes or so!  If you repeat this process 2 or 3 times a week, your skin will be detoxed, smooth, and hydrated!

Which DIY recipe are you going to try out?  Tell me below!

XO – Chelsea

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Which Beauty Tools Should You Be Throwing Out?

If you’re like me, you probably have more beauty tools in your room than you can count.  I had no idea that there are certain tools that needed to be…

If you’re like me, you probably have more beauty tools in your room than you can count.  I had no idea that there are certain tools that needed to be replaced after so many days or weeks.  I wanted to tell you guys which beauty tools should be swapped out to avoid bacteria buildup to get all that you can out of your tool!

  • Eyelash curlers.  Believe it or not, but eyelash curlers collect a lot of bacteria whether it be from your eyes or makeup buildup.  This can lead to eye infections!  I suggest using a cleanser and hot water to clear off the buildup.Chelsea Crockett - Beauty Tools
  • Loofahs.  With loofahs constantly being exposed to water and left soaking to dry, bacteria likes to grow in the moist environment!  Make sure you wring out all the excess water from it after your shower.  I recommend getting a new one every month or so as well!   
  • Beauty Blenders.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… clean your foundation tools!  Whether you use your blender for foundation, concealer, etc., make sure you clean it thoroughly with a cleanser and warm water every week or so.  This way your beauty blender’s quality will last much longer.
  • Tanning mitt.  If you use a self-tanner, then your mitt is probably being used all the time.  My only advice is to rinse your mitt after each use to avoid streaky application!

Are there any tools that are missing from the list?  Let me know which tools you swap out in the comments below!

XO – Chelsea

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Models Best Skincare Secrets!

Supermodels are known for their image.  Whether it be their silky hair or “perfect” teeth, there are certain things that everyone thinks of when they hear the word “model.”  One…

Supermodels are known for their image.  Whether it be their silky hair or “perfect” teeth, there are certain things that everyone thinks of when they hear the word “model.”  One of the first characteristics that pops into my head is their extremely clear skin!  A few models have opened up to share their simple, everyday skincare tips that you can use to your benefit!Chelsea Crockett - Gigi Hadid Skin

  • It is absolutely necessary to have a daily skincare routine set in place! Your routine should include washing your face when you wake up and before you go to sleep at night.  Hold yourself to it!
  • Focus just as much on what goes in your body as to what goes on it. Watch your diet!  You don’t need to solely restrict your diet to healthy food, but monitoring the amount of junk you have every day doesn’t hurt!  Cutting down on foods high in fat and drinking lots of water will help more than you think.
  • Secret beauty tip: steam. Exposing yourself to steam such as a sauna, DIY steam facial etc., will help open up your pores.  They can get very clogged after days and days of wearing makeup even though you wash your face.
  • Don’t underestimate the power of toothpaste. Everyone knows the trick to get rid of pimples quickly.  Apply toothpaste to your pimple to dry it out and reduce inflammation!

Try these out and watch your skin change for the better!

XO – Chelsea

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