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Perfect LUSH Mother’s Day Gift!

Mother’s Day is the perfect day to show your mom how much she truly means to you.  Although we should thank her for all she does for us every day,…

Mother’s Day is the perfect day to show your mom how much she truly means to you.  Although we should thank her for all she does for us every day, Mother’s Day is a great excuse to go above and beyond and get her something special!  LUSH Cosmetics has the ideal Mother’s Day gift collection that you can choose from!

  • A Yellow or Pink “MOM” Bath Bomb ($7.95). Chelsea Crockett - LUSH Bath Bomb This is my favorite product from the Mother’s Day collection.  It’s the most appropriate for the occasion! 🙂 And your mom will love a fizzling bath bomb!
  • “Your Mother Should Know” Bubble Bar ($12.95).  Instead of a bath bomb, this bubble bar creates a bath full of grapefruit and rosewood scented bubbles!  And unlike a bath bomb, you can get a few uses out of it if you use it wisely. 
  • “Ups-A-Daisy” Bath Bomb ($7.95).  This bath bomb is in the shape of a flower and creates bright, technicolor swirls throughout your bath.  It has scents of orange and rosewood to give you a relaxing, spring aroma.
  • “Yummy Mummy” Shower Cream ($9.95-$29.95).  Depending on the size of the bottle, this shower cream can range anywhere between about $10 to $30.  It leaves your skin feeling smooth and smelling sweet!
  • “Happy Mother’s Day” Gift Basket ($87.95).  If you want to go above and beyond, you can purchase a full gift basket filled with a variety of different Mother’s Day products.  It may be pricey, but you definitely get your money’s worth!

What are you going to put in your mom’s basket this year?  Share with me below and I might do the same! 🙂

Love, Chelsea

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Do’s and Don’ts of Coachella

Coachella: one of the world’s largest music festivals in the history of EVER!  I was lucky enough to get to go and experience it myself last year and lemme tell…

Coachella: one of the world’s largest music festivals in the history of EVER!  I was lucky enough to get to go and experience it myself last year and lemme tell ya… it was incredible!  Since I was a first-timer, I learned some things that I would and wouldn’t do again.  Here are a few Coachella do’s and don’ts!

DO’S

  • Do drink plenty of water!  Since you’ll be in the middle of a 100-degree weather desert, you’re going to get very hot, very fast.  Staying hydrated will keep you refreshed and happy!
  • Do keep your phone plenty charged.  If you ever do get separated from your friends, you’ll need to be able to find them!  You’ll also be taking plenty of pics and videos… I mean, it is Coachella! 
  • Do stay well rested and well fed.  You’ll enjoy Coachella 10x more if you have a full stomach and plenty of sleep! 

DON’TS

  • Don’t get lost from your friends. Chelsea Crockett - Coachella Outfit In a festival filled with thousands and thousands of people, it’s easy to get separated from your group.  That being said, it can be extremely hard to find them again, especially if your phone service isn’t the greatest.  Stay close to them or have a buddy system!
  • Don’t dress uncomfortably.  Now I know Coachella is known for the stylish festival outfits, but you can be both cute and comfy such as the picture on the right!  You’ll be outside in the sun and walking around all day so dress accordingly (especially with the right shoes!).
  • Don’t last-minute plan.  It’s one of the biggest, and not to mention most crowded, festivals of the year… PLAN AHEAD!

Coachella will be one of the best experiences of your life, hands down!  Have fun and take these do’s and don’ts into consideration!

XOXO – Chelsea

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Rice Krispie Easter Eggs

What is your favorite Easter treat? Is it Robin’s Eggs? Jello salad? Peeps? Mine would have to be Rice Krispies Easter Eggs. They are easy to snack on and a…

What is your favorite Easter treat? Is it Robin’s Eggs? Jello salad? Peeps? Mine would have to be Rice Krispies Easter Eggs. They are easy to snack on and a big hit at my family’s Easter gatherings. Here is how to make my favorite Easter indulgence!

Ingredients:

  • Rice Krispies cereal
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Butter
  • Food coloring

To make your eggs different colors you will need to make 4 different batches of Rice Krispie mixture. For each separate batch, melt 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 cups of mini marshmallows in a medium sized pan over medium heat. Stir it constantly until the marshmallows are completely melted, then add a few drops of food coloring and mix it in well. Turn the stove off, then add 2 cups of Rice Krispies cereal, mixing it in well. Let it sit for 4-5 minutes, then slather your hands in butter. Make sure they are nice and greasy to keep the marshmallow from sticking to you, then grab a handful of the treat mixture and form it into an Easter egg shape. Let the eggs cool on wax paper, then serve or store in an airtight container until you are ready to serve them.

I love this easy, yummy Easter treat. What is your favorite Easter sweet?

XOXO, Chels

Recipe via: http://www.twosisterscrafting.com/rice-krispie-easter-eggs/

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Easter Peeps S’mores

I have experimented with skillet s’mores before, and I totally love them. When I saw this recipe for Peeps s’mores in a skillet, I could not believe I had not…

I have experimented with skillet s’mores before, and I totally love them. When I saw this recipe for Peeps s’mores in a skillet, I could not believe I had not thought of it before! Peeps are the staple Easter candy. Those little marshmallows are pure sugar and pure yum. Here is how to make chocolate peanut butter Peeps s’mores in a skillet!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of chocolate chips, dark or milk chocolate
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 packages of Peeps marshmallows
  • Graham crackers for dipping

Grab a skillet or empty aluminum pie pan and place the chocolate chips in the bottom in an even layer. Drop spoon fulls of the peanut butter on top of the chips, then cover all of that up with the Peeps! Turn your oven’s broiler to high and place the skillet or pie pan in the oven for 1-2 minutes. Watch it carefully because the marshmallows brown quickly. Take them out when they are golden and the chocolate chips are melting. Let them cool a bit, then enjoy!

This snack is great to take to family Easter gatherings or to a friend’s house for deliciously gooey snacking.

Happy Easter!

XOXO, Chels

 

Recipe via: http://www.howsweeteats.com/2015/04/chocolate-peanut-butter-peeps-skillet-smores/

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5 Ideas for a Spring Break “Staycation”

Spring break is often the time for college kids to go on a trip with their friends or get some time away from school to relax and spend time with…

Spring break is often the time for college kids to go on a trip with their friends or get some time away from school to relax and spend time with family.  If you’re staying home or at school for spring break, you don’t have to miss out on all the fun!  Here are five ideas for a spring break “staycation!”

  • Take a day to binge watch that Netflix series you’ve been wanting to watch.  Chelsea Crockett - Gossip GirlClear your schedule for the day, make some snacks, lay in bed, and simply relax!
  • Take a day trip to a good hiking spot or a big city.  This is an inexpensive way to get a mini vacation in your break without having to go very far!  Most of the time you can discover hidden spots that make for the best adventures.
  • Set apart a day on the weekend where you and the rest of your family are free.  Then, plan out a whole day to spend time with each other and do fun things around your city!
  • Since you’re saving money by not going on any spring break festivities, treat yourself to a shopping spree!  I don’t mean you have to drain your bank account, but you can treat yourself by splurging a little at the mall.
  • Catch up with your high school friends.  If you live away at college, you might not get the chance to see old friends as much.  Send out a group text and plan a fun day for the crew!   

What other ideas do you have to add to the list?  Let me know in the comment section below! 🙂

XO – Chelsea

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Best Spring Hairstyles for Every Length

Thinking about cutting your hair? Well, spring is the perfect time to do it!  With warm weather on its way, why not take off a few inches to lighten your…

Thinking about cutting your hair? Well, spring is the perfect time to do it!  With warm weather on its way, why not take off a few inches to lighten your load? 🙂 Here are the best hairstyles for the upcoming season based on the length and texture of your hair!  

  • For short hair, sharpness is everything this season.  Chelsea Crockett - Short BobThe picture on the right is the perfect example of a blunt, short bob that is a perfect go-to cut if you’re wanting a short style.  Although her hair is wavy in the picture, you can tell her ends are sharp and clean-cut.  This style looks good with wavy or straight hair, so almost anyone can rock it!
  • Ever heard of a lob?  For medium-length hair, try out a long bob!  Lobs are perfect for hair textures that aren’t the best with holding curls.  You don’t need pin straight hair or tight curls with this look.  Add in a little texture and let it do its job!  It works like magic.  
  • For long hair, layer up!  Layered, textured ends are super low maintenance and easy to take care of.  You won’t have to spend hours in the morning making sure your ends look okay!  If you layer your ends, you won’t have to overapply heat to make sure your hair looks perfect.  Just let it fall!

If you’re thinking about getting a haircut, I hope this helped you figure out the look you want!

XOXO – Chelsea

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The Best 2017 Summer/Spring Fashion Campaigns

One of my favorite parts of 2017 are all of the new summer and spring fashion campaigns that are being launched!  Brands know how to get the hype up about…

One of my favorite parts of 2017 are all of the new summer and spring fashion campaigns that are being launched!  Brands know how to get the hype up about their new and upcoming lines.  The brands who have the best campaigns usually have the best lines that you’re guaranteed to fall in love with!Chelsea Crockett - Coach Campaign

  • Coach.  The picture on the right shows one of the many photos that are included in Coach’s spring/summer campaign.  Chloe Grace Moretz models all of the new stylish bags in front of the New York skyline… So pretty!  I can’t wait for all the new accessories to hit the stores!
  • Nike.  Nike’s new campaign is a series of unique pictures that show its models pulling off different moves and rocking what’s to come these next couple of seasons.  Like I’ve mentioned before I love to work out, so I can’t wait to see what new gear will be released!
  • Guess.  Guess may be on the pricier side, but it’s campaign starring Hailey Baldwin has me super curious about what all they’ll be launching this spring/summer!  It seems as though they’re focusing on a more retro look for their upcoming lines.  I guess we’ll have to stay tuned to find out! 🙂

Which upcoming line are you most excited for?  Let me know below!

XO – Chelsea

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Urban Decay’s Spring 2017 Collection

If you get as excited for Urban Decay’s new products as I do, then you’ll be ecstatic to hear about their new up and coming collection for spring 2017!  I…

If you get as excited for Urban Decay’s new products as I do, then you’ll be ecstatic to hear about their new up and coming collection for spring 2017!  I love waiting to hear about all the new collections coming out by my favorite cosmetics brands, especially Urban Decay.  Here’s all the insight to their upcoming collection so you can get pumped about it, too!

  • Skin Prep Spray ($31).  Chelsea Crockett - Urban Decay Setting SprayThere are two new prep sprays coming out this spring that’ll properly make your skin makeup-ready.  There’s the B6 Vitamin Infused Complexion Prep Spray and the Quick Fix Hydra-Charged Complexion Prep Priming Spray.  Each spray leaves your skin with a fresh finish ready to apply your makeup!
  • Primer ($34).  Urban Decay is releasing five new complexion primers that you can choose from!  De-Slick, Optical Illusion, Defense, Self-Adjusting, and Bright & Tight are the names of each primer that tackle different purposes and skin types.  I’m most excited to try out the Optical Illusion Complexion Primer.  It finishes with an airbrush effect that makes your skin look flawless! 
  • Makeup Setting Spray ($31).  As for the setting spray, there are three different products to cater to your skin type.  There’s the All Nighter, De-Slick, and Chill makeup setting spray.  The All Nighter spray keeps your makeup on for up to 16 hours straight!  If your skin type is extra oily, the De-Slick setting spray dries matte leaving your skin without any excess shine.  The third setting spray called Chill cools the surface of your face so your makeup doesn’t melt off in the heat!

Which product are you most excited to try from their upcoming launch?  Let me know below!

XO – Chelsea

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Blooming Monogram DIY

Since spring is amongst us and summer is quickly on its way, we might as well get crafty and in the spring spirit! Flowers are my favorite part about spring….

Since spring is amongst us and summer is quickly on its way, we might as well get crafty and in the spring spirit! Flowers are my favorite part about spring. I love all of the different colors that make the outdoors even more beautiful. While scrolling through Pinterest the other day, I found the cutest DIY that’s simple and perfect for the season!

First off, you’ll need to get your supplies. You will need a hot glue gun, spray paint (optional), scissors, fake flowers (whatever color matches your room!), and a hollow letter (which you can make yourself with another DIY or you can find it online or at select décor stores!). Pick out which fake flowers will go together and match your room colors.Chelsea Crockett - Monogram DIY

Next comes the real fun. Depending on what color your letter is, you can spray paint it whatever shade will match your room! While your letter is drying, take your fake flowers and cut off all of the stems. You just want the top part of the flower which will make it easier to glue them on a surface. After your stems are cut, make sure your glue gun is ready to go. Apply hot glue on the surface where you will put your flower one at a time. Place your flower on the glue and hold it till it sticks! Arrange each flower how you want it!

It’s as simple as that! Depending on whether you set it on your dresser or hang it on your wall, it’ll help get you (and your room) in the spring spirit!

Let me know how yours turns out! – Chelsea

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Graduation Attire 101

Summer, warm weather, and days in the sun are almost here… But first, graduation! With me being a senior this year, I’m graduating and moving on to bigger and better…

Summer, warm weather, and days in the sun are almost here… But first, graduation! With me being a senior this year, I’m graduating and moving on to bigger and better things. Graduation is a big deal, and I obviously want to look my best for the big day. So, I came up with a little guide on how to style your outfit for graduation day!Chelsea Crockett - Graduation Dress

First comes first, know your colors. Since it’s spring, see which shades look best with your hair color and skin tone. Use those to your advantage! I love floral patterns during the spring. If you do too, you can always find the pattern you like with which colors go best with you! Not only is floral good for spring, but patterns are always fun to play around with! Don’t be too limited when it comes to patterns and materials. Stripes, lace, chevron, etc. may turn out to be your fave trend!

As far as guidelines go, make sure your dress isn’t too short or too low-cut. Although your gown will be covering up the majority of it, people will still see it for pictures and before and after the ceremony. For your shoes, I would suggest a stylish pair of wedges or casual heels. I prefer wedges because they’re more comfortable and easier to walk in (which is a good idea for walking to get your diploma!).

I hope this helped you get an idea of what outfit you’ll wear for your big day!

XOXO – Chelsea  

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5 Soon-To-Be Spring Trends to Catch On to!

Spring is amongst us! And with spring comes warm weather, flowers, and lots of new fashion trends! From the recent fashion weeks, I’ve witnessed trends that are about to make…

Spring is amongst us! And with spring comes warm weather, flowers, and lots of new fashion trends! From the recent fashion weeks, I’ve witnessed trends that are about to make their mark in the upcoming season. Here are the ones you need to keep an eye out for!

  • Shoulder cutouts in shirts have come up in magazines and on fashion blogs more and more frequently. These type of shirts are perfect for spring and the warm weather approaching!Chelsea Crockett - Skirt Wrap
  • Wrapped skirts, like the picture on the right for example, are super stylish and aren’t the usual look that you’d expect for a skirt. They have a more unique look to them than just a basic skirt or dress.
  • Bright patterns and colors always make their way back into the fashion world starting in the spring. According to past fashion weeks, stripes especially will be in almost every store this season!
  • Victorian-inspired styles such as floral patterns and high-collar necklines are super cute and can bring a uniqueness to your outfit. Ruffles, too, are part of the Victorian style and are supposed to make a comeback this season!
  • Unique necklines, such as the high-collar neckline mentioned above, are fun to experiment with! An X-crossed neckline goes hand-in-hand with the shoulder cutouts trend. Check it out!

What trend will you be rocking this upcoming season? Let me know in the comments below!

XOXO – Chelsea

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Spring Hair Inspiration: Bubble Ponytail

Spring and summer hairstyles are my favorite. Braids, buns, updos, and fun ponytials are what I think of! If you are having the winter hair blues, check out this fun…

Spring and summer hairstyles are my favorite. Braids, buns, updos, and fun ponytials are what I think of! If you are having the winter hair blues, check out this fun ponytail to get you in the spring style mood.bubble ponytail

  1. Pull your hair into a high ponytail. Take a small section from the bottom of the pony and wrap it around the elastic that is pulling your hair back. Pin this hair in place so it is covering the elastic.
  2. Take the top section of ponytail and tease it a bit. Place a clear elastic about 3 inches down on the ponytail, then wrap hair around it and secure like you did on the above elastic.
  3. Continue this process until you reach the end of your hair. Poof out the hair as you go to make the ponytial inbetween elastics “bubble” out.

This hair style is so fun, flirty, and girly! Will you try it this spring?

XOXO, Chels

 

Tutorial from BarefootBlonde.com

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Home Remedies for Killing Nasty Allergies

Spring fever is in full swing! With the flowers budding and the warm weather moving in, there’s also a negative side to the beautiful outdoors: allergies. You can’t stop them…

Spring fever is in full swing! With the flowers budding and the warm weather moving in, there’s also a negative side to the beautiful outdoors: allergies. You can’t stop them and they only seem to get worse throughout each month. Besides the obvious medicines and vitamins, there are things at home you can do to lessen your symptoms!

Hot showers are the one of the best ways to clear up your stuffy nose. Because of the steam, it hydrates your sinuses and eliminates dryness. If you don’t want to fully take a shower to get the steam effect, pour boiling water in a bowl, put your head over the top of it, and inhale. This works just as well! (If you want to go the extra mile, buy a humidifier and put it in your room while you sleep!)

Chelsea Crockett - Peppermint TeaPeppermint is an easy and enjoyable way to clear up your stuffy nose. If you’re a tea drinker, add some dry or chopped fresh peppermint to a cup of warm tea. The warmth of your tea will help your throat and the peppermint will work at opening your sinuses. Another bonus to add to your mint tea, is a little bit of honey. Legend says that, because bees transfer pollen to honey, eating or drinking a little bit every day can slowly make you immune to its effects! It’s worth a try!

If you’re a victim of nasty allergies, share your remedy secrets below!

Love, Chels

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Products to Cure Your Beach Depression!

When this time of the year rolls around, my excitement for summer starts to kick in. (And all of the pics of my friends at the beach over spring break…

When this time of the year rolls around, my excitement for summer starts to kick in. (And all of the pics of my friends at the beach over spring break surely don’t help!) The warm weather is finally here where I live which is one step closer to no school and sunny days! There are a few products I love to use when summer withdrawals start to kick in.

  1. I love covering myself in lotion the minute I get out of a warm shower. Chelsea Crockett - Bath and Body Hawaiian ScentsThe number one place to shop for my fave lotions is Bath & Body Works® (of course!). They have a line of Hawaiian scents in lotions, gels, body washes, etc. You can get a mango surf scent from Maui or a beach coconut smell from Waikiki. There’s a couple other aromas you can choose from as well!
  2. One of my top goals each year is to (hopefully) get as tan as I can during the summer! And with prom right around the corner, I like to try a couple self-tanners out to see if they can get the job done a little early. One that I’ve tried that turned out looking extremely natural is the L’Oreal® Sublime Bronze™ Tinted Self-Tanning Lotion. It doesn’t leave streaks and leaves you with a bronzed, beautiful body!
  3. During the summer, my hair actually turns a lot lighter! It’s like the sun gives me natural highlights, which I love! There are products that actually speed up this process and enhance those highlights. Sun-In hair lightener works really well and can be bought for only $4.99 at Ulta (or you can buy online, just click here!). You have to be careful because using too much might not turn out too well. Read the directions carefully and you’ll be just fine!

Hopefully these give you a sun kissed feeling when you’re missing the warm weather!

XOXO – Chelsea

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Wedding Attire 101

Spring and summer are totally wedding season, and they are knocking at our door! Believe it or not, some of us will be on Spring Break at this time next…

Spring and summer are totally wedding season, and they are knocking at our door! Believe it or not, some of us will be on Spring Break at this time next month! Crazy, right? Anyway, like I was saying, wedding season is almost here, which means you need some wedding wear rules to follow. Here they are:

  1. Never wear white to a wedding…EVER: Don’t even wear ivory or champagne, it is too close for comfort to white! Save What-to-wear-fall-wedding-2013your white dresses for other spring and summer gatherings and let the bride stand out in her dazzling white dress.
  2. Keep it classy: Showing too much skin is a major no-no. No matter how great your legs are looking, you want to keep the attention on the bride, not your toned tush. That being said, you can wear something that flatters your figure! Just don’t go overboard.
  3. Better to overdress than underdress: Flip flops= not okay! You will have plenty of opportunities to wear your favorite plastic Old Navy flip flops and comfy cutoffs this spring and summer, so keep them away from weddings! Also, jeans and tank tops are a definite “no.”
  4. Be confident: Although it is not “your day,” that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the heck out of it!

I just love weddings, don’t you?

XOXO, Chels

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To Tan or Not To Tan?

Oh, the struggle of wanting to be tan… UGH!  I think many girls have this dilemma! Rumors have it that tanning beds aren’t too good for your skin and in…

Oh, the struggle of wanting to be tan… UGH!  I think many girls have this dilemma! Rumors have it that tanning beds aren’t too good for your skin and in Illinois you have to be 18 years old to tan in one.  So instead of risking it to actually go tanning, I’ve been on the huntChelsea Crockett - L'Oreal Self Tanner for a good self-tanner. Especially being a 17 year old in my state, why not?  In the past, I’ve used L’Oreal® Paris Sublime Self-Tanning Bronzer.  It works really well without streaking or leaving an orange tint.  I also don’t notice a smell like other tanners seem to have.  Overall, it works great, but there are plenty others to experiment with as well!

Recently, I received Vita Liberata Luxury Tanning System.  It’s a two to three week tanning mousse that you put on with a mitt.  It’s supposed to be odor free, long lasting, and a perfect fade.  I’m anxious to give it a try!  Vita Liberata also has Trystal bronzing minerals that you apply just like a powdered Bronzer over your moisturizer.  It’s supposed to be the first self-tanning bronzer that leaves a natural tan and lasts up to five days (perfect for prom!).

If you have a special self-tanner that works well, leave a comment below and I’ll give it a try!

XOXO, Chels

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