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All Things Kendra Scott: Products, Tips, & More!

Kendra Scott has taken off in the past few years and now almost every girl owns some type of Kendra Scott product!  They sell a variety of necklaces, bracelets, and…

Kendra Scott has taken off in the past few years and now almost every girl owns some type of Kendra Scott product!  They sell a variety of necklaces, bracelets, and even rings.  I wanted to give you all the ins and outs of the brand and even give you all a few tips when it comes to buying from Kendra Scott!

First, let me tell you about the products this brand offers.  Chelsea Crockett - Kendra Scott NecklacesThe necklaces in the picture to the left are their most popular product (I’m sure you’ve seen them before!).  The style is called Elisa Pendant and can be purchased in tons of different stones and chains.  Apart from necklaces, their bracelets, rings, and earrings are also super popular and stylish!  You can choose from more simple and delicate jewelry pieces to more statement and noticeable pieces.  You can even get your birthstone on almost any product!  Why not buy something and treat yourself? 🙂

Now on to the tips when it comes to purchasing your products!  One of the biggest discounts Kendra Scott is known for is the sale they give you during your birth month.  If you purchase a single piece of jewelry, you get 50% just for buying it during your birth month!  Although you can only use this discount for only one product, it’s still a steal in my opinion! 🙂

Which piece of jewelry are you going to buy?  Tell me in the comments below!  (I don’t think you can go wrong!)

Xo – Chelsea

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Halloween 2017: Mermaid Makeup

Halloween is the one night of the year where you get to be whatever you want to be.  There are so many different costumes and makeup looks you can try…

Halloween is the one night of the year where you get to be whatever you want to be.  There are so many different costumes and makeup looks you can try out to make it the best Halloween yet!  Mermaid costumes are easy to pull off and fun to create a makeup look for.  Here’s an easy makeup tutorial you can try out this Halloween!

Chelsea Crockett - Mermaid Makeup Look

First, let’s focus on the eyes.  You’ll need to apply a teal or lighter blue eyeshadow base on your lids to begin.  Next, take a darker blue and apply it to your brow bone to give your eyes some more depth.  Now, pick a bright purple and apply this to your lower lash line and up to the outer corner of your lid.  Make sure you blend!  You can even add some glitter and shimmer to make your eyes pop even more.

Next comes the fun part.  You’ll need a pair of classic fish net tights to create the “mermaid scale” effect on your skin!  Take your pair of leggings and slide them over your head (try not to mess up your eyeshadow!).  Take a brush covered in purple eyeshadow and dab the brush over the tights on your cheek bone.  You can even incorporate some pinks and blues into your scales as well.  After you’re finished, I suggest taking scissors and cutting off the tights to make sure you don’t smear your product!  Then, you’re finished! 🙂

What are you going to be this Halloween?  Let me know in the comment section below (I need ideas… Haha!).

XOXO – Chelsea

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What God Says About Overcoming Fear

Fear is something that we all deal with. Sometimes it’s very real and other times it’s simply imagined.  Either way, fear can paralyze us and steal our joy. The enemy…

Fear is something that we all deal with. Sometimes it’s very real and other times it’s simply imagined.  Either way, fear can paralyze us and steal our joy. The enemy uses fear to overpower and destroy us, but we have a God that is much greater than that!

The fear of rejection… The fear of failure… The fear of commitment… The fear of change… The fear of not being accepted…  All of the above are real to all of us and we have to know that the Bible says we can conquer and overcome fear through Christ!

There are two verses that I love to read when I’m feeling scared of what’s to come.  Isaiah 41:10: “Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.  “2 Timothy 1:7: “for god has not given us a spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind. “

And then there is my favorite Bible verse about fear:

Philippians 4:6-7: “Do not be anxious for anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. “

I challenge you to meditate on the above Scriptures. Speak them out loud and memorize his Word! And then we can trust and walk in faith. One way to do that is to continuously give thanks for our blessings and thank God for working out answers to our requests. This keeps our mind off of fear and focuses it on thanksgiving!

Love, Chelsea

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3 Ways to Find Rest in God

Life can be stressful.  It can be full of setbacks and disappointments that are hard to overcome.  If you let these consume you, you can lose sight of God’s plan…

Life can be stressful.  It can be full of setbacks and disappointments that are hard to overcome.  If you let these consume you, you can lose sight of God’s plan for you and how much he loves and cares for you.  Here are three different ways you can find rest in God when life throws unexpected challenges at you!

  1. Find a quiet place to dive into the Word. One of the best ways to grow closer to God is by spending time with him and him alone.  When you give yourself time to read the truth about what God says, you can find rest in his promises!
  2. Pray continuously, not just when you feel like it. When I’m in constant communication with God, I automatically feel 10x closer to him.  When I’m simply thanking him for the things in my life, I feel at peace.  It puts into perspective how many blessings I have in my life whether I realize it or not!
  3. Play some good worship music. I don’t know about you, but music is one of the most calming things for me, especially worship music. I love listening to slow, calming music that puts me into a happy mood!  It might not work for you, but it’s worth a try!

I hope this advice helps you out next time you’re feeling down or far from God! 🙂

XOXO – Chels

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How to Beat Bad Feelings

Every once in a while, we all have those days where we can’t get out of a slump.  Whether we’re tired, grumpy, overwhelmed, etc., it’s sometimes hard to snap out…

Every once in a while, we all have those days where we can’t get out of a slump.  Whether we’re tired, grumpy, overwhelmed, etc., it’s sometimes hard to snap out of the mood we’re in, no matter how hard we try.  Here are a few different ways you can beat the bad feelings that are bringing you down!

  • Feeling tired? Although you most likely just want to stay in bed, get up and get moving!  I suggest chugging some water and fueling your body with a snack that’s healthy and will give your body a boost.  If you absolutely need a nap, only allow yourself to sleep for 20-30 minutes for a quick recharge!
  • Feeling insecure? Instead of thinking negatively, write down a list of characteristics that you love about yourself.  Change your focus from popularity or appearance and think more about your personality and the people you surround yourself with that love you more than you know!
  • Feeling stressed out? Between school, homework, and a social life, this is an easy mindset to slip into.  Take a deep breath and prepare yourself for the work you have to do. It helps me when I break down all I have to do into smaller pieces. This way, your work will present itself more manageable and less overwhelming.

I hope these tips help you snap back into a better mood ASAP! 🙂

Love, Chelsea

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3 Closet Organizing Hacks Every Girl Needs to Know

Keeping my closet neat and organized isn’t one of my best strengths… With lots of clothes and shoes, a girl can get a little overwhelmed with finding space for everything,…

Keeping my closet neat and organized isn’t one of my best strengths… With lots of clothes and shoes, a girl can get a little overwhelmed with finding space for everything, especially when space is limited.  I discovered a few organizing hacks that I find really helpful when it comes to keeping my closet together!

  • Use soda tabs to hang two shirts at once. Chelsea Crockett - Closet RackYou can place a hanger through one hole of the soda tab and a hanger through the second hole.  This serves as a double hanger for your shirts leaving you more hanging room in your closet.
  • Use a hanging shoe organizer for multiple purposes. You can hang one of these on your closet door or somewhere else inside your closet.  Of course, you can use it to store your shoes, but you can also store things like underwear, socks, bras, shorts, swimsuits, etc. in it, as well!
  • Purchase a second closet rack like the picture on the right. These can act as another storage space and as a piece of décor for your room!  If you have limited closet space, hang your thicker sweaters, jackets, and coats on your second rack to free up some more space.

Are you going to try any of these out?  Let me know how they work for you!  Also, share with me any organizing tips of your own below! 🙂

Xoxo – Chels

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4 Things to Ask Yourself Before Getting into a Relationship

Getting into a relationship is a much bigger deal than people make it out to be.  It can end in either one of two ways: breaking up or marriage!   When…

Getting into a relationship is a much bigger deal than people make it out to be.  It can end in either one of two ways: breaking up or marriage!   When you put it that way and look at the bigger picture, you should make sure you’re certain about someone before you get into a relationship with them.  Here are four things to ask yourself before dating someone!

  • “Am I ready for a relationship?” First and foremost, you need to put yourself first.  Although you might like the idea of him, make sure YOU are ready to make the commitment.  You need to be sure you’re over any past relationships and are ready to date again.
  • “Does he have everything I’m looking for?” We have to set our standards, ladies!  Sometimes it even helps to write down a list of all the things you look for in someone.  Maybe it’s humor, manners, kindness, or honesty.  The list can go on and on.  Then, go from there!
  • “Are there any red flags?” These are SO important to pick out before you get into a relationship with someone.  If there’s an automatic red flag at any point, you should definitely look further into it!  Whatever it may be true or not, don’t make excuses for it unless you ask them about it first.
  • “Are you both on the same page?” Making sure you have the same morals and values is also an extremely important factor to put into play. Although opposites can attract, most times two people with similar mindsets work out a little better!

I hope this helps you next time you’re unsure about getting into a relationship! 🙂

Love, Chelsea

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5 Clever Deodorant Hacks You Need to Know

You may’ve read this title and thought… deodorant hacks?  Does that even make sense?  I’m here to tell you IT DOES, and there are so many different ways to use…

You may’ve read this title and thought… deodorant hacks?  Does that even make sense?  I’m here to tell you IT DOES, and there are so many different ways to use deodorant other than its original purpose.  Here are a few clever hacks that’ll give your deodorant 10x its purpose!

  • Put some deodorant on the bridge of your nose to prevent your sunglasses from slipping. You know that feeling when the sun’s beating down on your face and the area between your sunglasses and nose starts to sweat? Prevent that by swiping on a little deodorant! It’ll keep your glasses in place and stop you from sweating.
  • Apply deodorant to your mosquito bites to stop the itching. I’ve never tried this remedy until now.  It really does help!  It coats the bite and helps soothe the skin around it.  Try it out for yourself next time you have a pesky bite!
  • This one’s for the ladies! Apply a swipe of deodorant to your bra line. You all know what I’m talking about! It can be so annoying when the area between your skin and bra line starts to sweat when you’re out in the sun or working out.  I promise this trick works!
  • Put a swipe of deodorant on the backs of Chelsea Crockett - Deodorant Hacks our heels to prevent blisters. You can apply a swipe on your heels or on the back of your shoes like the picture on the right!
  • I think we can all agree that razor burns are so annoying and painful. If you get done shaving and razor burns appear, help soothe them with a swipe of deodorant!

When it comes to the products you own, sometimes you just have to think a little outside the box!  I hope these tips come in handy. 🙂

XO – Chelsea

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How to Feel Awake After a Bad Night’s Sleep

We have all had those nights when we feel like we toss and turn all night and wake up feeling like we never actually fell asleep. There is nothing worse…

We have all had those nights when we feel like we toss and turn all night and wake up feeling like we never actually fell asleep. There is nothing worse than waking up feeling exhausted! I have a feeling I am going to find myself having nights with little sleep during my college career, so I went on a search for ways to recover from a bad night’s sleep or from little sleep. Here are 4 of the best ways to feel more energized and awake after a rough night’s sleep. Just because you slept bad doesn’t mean you have to feel miserable!

  1. Watch out for caffeine: A cup of coffee in the morning is just fine, but try to avoid caffeine in the afternoon. If you drink anything with caffeine in it within 4 hours of bed time it can mess up your sleep.
  2. Drink plenty of H2O: Bad sleep leads to dehydration because you are up longer and are using up your body’s natural reserves. Being dehydrated can lead to you feeling even MORE tired, so keep water handy and drink up.
  3. Get some Vitamin D and take a walk: Getting 15 minutes of sunlight in the a.m. helps reset your body clock and increases your body’s levels of serotonin, which increases your mood and energy! Also, getting a quick walk in will help you reduce your fatigue and wake your body up.
  4. Take a cold shower: This doesn’t sound appealing to me at all! But, cold showers can give you a jolt of energy because the splash of cold increases your breathing and oxygen intake, which increases your heart rate and blood flow, which energizes you!

I know these tips will come in handy the next 4 years of college.

XOXO, Chels

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Upcoming Winter Trends 2017

I like to stay up-to-date with the latest trends so I know what’re the next most fashionable and stylish things I should have in my closet!  This upcoming winter, there…

I like to stay up-to-date with the latest trends so I know what’re the next most fashionable and stylish things I should have in my closet!  This upcoming winter, there are a few different trends that I think stand out among the rest, and are so, so cute!  Here are a few trends you’ll need to take note of for the next few months! 🙂

  • Double Denim. Chelsea Crockett - Denim on Denim Denim is one of my favorite things to rock, whether it be a denim jacket, boyfriend jeans, a denim dress, etc.  It’s a timeless trend that has been around for decades, and now you can rock denim times two!  🙂
  • Knit.  When I think of knit, I think of bundling up in a knit sweater during the cold months!  This winter, knit sweaters, ponchos, cardigans, etc. are going to be the perfect way to keep warm and stay fashionable.
  • Business Casual.  Certain styles and trends allow you to loosen up and dress down which I love, but this winter, business casual looks are coming back into play!  Things like blazers, collared shirts, and toned down colors are making their statement this year.
  • Sportswear.  I love trends that allow me to dress comfy and casual, but still look just as stylish.  Sportswear, or street style, has been in the fashion world for a while, and it’s not going away anytime soon!  Pull out your leggings, sneakers, and a graphic tee, and you’re good to go!

Which trend is your favorite?  Have you heard of any other upcoming winter trends?  Share them with me below! 🙂

XOXO – Chels

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Do’s and Don’ts of Breaking Up

Break-ups can be both the best and worst thing in the world.  Depending on who you are and/or who you are dating, break-ups can either be freeing and relieving or…

Break-ups can be both the best and worst thing in the world.  Depending on who you are and/or who you are dating, break-ups can either be freeing and relieving or heartbreaking and miserable.  Either way, I have a few helpful do’s and don’ts that I think I could offer!

  • DO be respectful.  Make sure you are always considering their feelings and their side of the story.  Try to put yourself in their shoes and know it can be just as hard on them as it is for you.
  • DON’T forget your worth.  Oftentimes, it can be easy to forget your worth and make excuses for the other person, especially when you’re going through a rough patch.  Know what you deserve and don’t settle for anything less!
  • DO put yourself first.  There’s a huge difference between being selfish and putting yourself first.  It’s okay to consider your own feelings and to value what you need out of a relationship over your boyfriend.  At the end of the day, you have to look out for yourself!
  • DON’T forget what you learned.  You can learn so much through dating and breaking up.  It teaches you valuable lessons that you can use the next time you date someone.  You can observe what worked, what didn’t work, and what traits you’re looking for in the next person you date!

I hope this helps you out next time you go through a break up, which I hope isn’t any time soon for you!

Xoxo – Chelsea

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How to Nurture Your Long Distance Relationship

As most of you know, I am in a long-distance relationship. My boyfriend lives down South, and I live in the Midwest. Long-distance is not easy. At all. When you…

As most of you know, I am in a long-distance relationship. My boyfriend lives down South, and I live in the Midwest. Long-distance is not easy. At all. When you miss your boo, you can’t just drive over to their house and hang. Sometimes we go months at a time without seeing each other in person. Facetime and social media keep it way easier to keep in touch, which is awesome, but there are other ways to keep your relationship strong despite the distance. Here are a few tips, from one long distance-er to another.

Make plans and keep them: This isn’t just plans to travel and see each other. This can be plans to have a Skype date, plans to make dinner together while on the phone, plans to start and finish the same book. This keeps us from feeling like it has been a long time since we saw each other and helps make the time pass faster. It is always fun having something to look forward too! And when you make plans, keep them, just like you would with an actual date.

Be as open and honest as possible: We all know how easy it is to misinterpret messages. When you are feeling sad, lonely, hurt, confused, or just missing your guy, tell him! And make sure he feels he can do the same to you. It is easy to feel neglected or put on the back burner when you are both so busy and have two separate lives. That is why it is so important to be intentional about having meaningful conversations and opening up to one another.

Give them something to remember you by: Whether it is a little note that you stick in his wallet that reminds him how you feel about him, or an item that he can use all the time and remember you by, like a watch. Little reminders of your affection will keep the spark alive and be great reminders of how much you care.

Long distance is tough, but it is also worth it.

Have you ever been in a long-distance relationship? How did YOU make it work? Comment below!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Life Lessons from John 15:12

In John 15:12 the Bible tells us to “Love each other as I have loved you.” It is easy to love your family and friends (most of the time at…

In John 15:12 the Bible tells us to “Love each other as I have loved you.” It is easy to love your family and friends (most of the time at least 😉 ) but it is not always easy to love those who have done you wrong. So, how do we love everyone, even those we dislike, like God loved us? And why should we?

Easy. Because God says so. I know that is the most “Bible” answer ever, but it is the truth. We should love others like God loves us, because it shows that we are different. When people see how differently you treat others and how you love others, they will be curious as to what it is that makes you different. Jesus is the difference! It is the fact that you know you should love people like God loves you. God loves you even though you have disappointed Him, even though you sin, even though you sometimes do or say things that are harmful or hurtful to others. This is how you should love others, in spite of their flaws and sins. Now, this doesn’t mean you have to be their BFF, it just means you need to treat them with respect and love, just as God treats you.

You will change people’s lives when you love them as God loves you. It is so different from how the world is used to being treated. Be different, and make a difference.

XOXO, Chels

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The 4 R’s Devotional Plan

Different bible studies and devotional plans are my favorite things to put into practice for my quiet times with God.  I love finding one that gives me the most refreshing…

Different bible studies and devotional plans are my favorite things to put into practice for my quiet times with God.  I love finding one that gives me the most refreshing quiet times where God directly speaks to me through it!  Here’s a 4 R’s devotional plan that I find extremely refreshing!

  • Read.  The first step is pretty self-explanatory.  Pick a passage or chapter of the Bible that you want to dive into, and read it a few times through.  Make sure you gain a full understanding of what you’re reading to get the most out of it!
  • Record.  This step requires picking out which verses speak to you or have greater importance than the others.  Write down the key verses or concepts of the passage.  Highlight your favorite verse and maybe even challenge yourself to memorize it!
  • Reflect.  This part is the easy step.  You can either spend time simply thinking about the passage and trying to gain a deeper understanding of what you wrote.  Or you can write down what you think each part of the passage means if writing things down is more your style! 🙂
  • Respond.  Now comes the application.  Take what you wrote down and think of how you can apply it to your life.  If the passage is about forgiveness, think of how you can be more forgiving in your daily life.  And again, write it down!

I hope you love this plan as much as I do!

XO – Chels

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5 Tips for Dating in Today’s Culture

Dating today is completely different from what it used to be.  We now have to take into account social media, texting, and lots of other things that can cause too…

Dating today is completely different from what it used to be.  We now have to take into account social media, texting, and lots of other things that can cause too many problems in today’s relationships.  Here are five dating tips that can be super helpful in today’s culture!

  • Keep your communication face to face.  If you have to talk about something important or sort something out, don’t do it over the phone!  It is so important being able to talk about the deep stuff face to face instead of texting it out.  It’ll make your relationship 10x closer.
  • Don’t think too far into social media posts.  Girls are over-thinkers as it is but overanalyzing something as simple as a tweet can drive us crazy!  Don’t dwell on something as little as a post that most likely isn’t what you think it is in the first place.
  • Be honest.  I know this is kind of vague and should already be assumed, but simply be honest and open with one another!  Honesty is the best policy and it shouldn’t be overlooked.
  • Make it a point to see each other frequently.  In today’s culture, people substitute facetiming, calling, and texting for hanging out with their boyfriend or girlfriend, and that’s not okay!  Don’t let phones be the core of your relationship.
  • Be intentional.  Like I mentioned before, make it a point to talk to each other and see each other.  Go out of your way to do something nice for them occasionally, too!

I hope these tips give you some clarity on how you can lessen the effect today’s culture has on your relationship!

Love, Chelsea

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Beauty Hacks for Weekend Camping Trips

Girls either love camping or hate it.  I, for one, loving being outdoors especially if I’m hanging out with my friends and family!  Although it’s super fun, it can take…

Girls either love camping or hate it.  I, for one, loving being outdoors especially if I’m hanging out with my friends and family!  Although it’s super fun, it can take a toll on my hair and skin when I’m outside for all hours of the day.  Here are some ways to keep yourself clean and healthy!

  • Dry Shampoo.Chelsea Crockett - Dry Shampoo  I know that when my hair feels gross, I feel gross.  Having dry shampoo with you wherever you go is always a necessity!  It’ll make both the feel and appearance of you hair 10x better.
  • SPF Moisturizer.  As you know, you should always, always moisturize.  But having a moisturizer with SPF protects you from the sun and is good for your skin!  Might as well kill two birds with one stone, right?
  • Baby Wipes.  If you don’t have a way to shower where you’re at, pack some baby wipes to clean yourself off with.  It sounds weird, but it’s a good way to clean off if you don’t have access to a shower!
  • Wave Spray.  If you’re having that bad of a hair day, get your hair wet and spray it with wave spray.  You can still have fabulous waves even if you feel like you’re not having the greatest hair day!

Hopefully these hacks help you out next time you take a camping trip, especially if you’re not a huge fan of it ;)!

XO, Chelsea

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