krissy writes

peace, love, & lip gloss

The truth about sad days

"Sorrow comes in great waves...but rolls over us, and though it may almost smother us, it leaves us. And we know that if it is strong, we are stronger, inasmuch as it passes and we remain." - Henry James
These are the things and people that brightened up the past couple of weeks before last …

Now all the barlights are blinking in time

Today was a good day.
Nope, scratch that. It was a GREAT day. Today I

- said yes to an exciting passion project. 

- got dolled up for a shoot with Ellana Minerals, one of my favorite makeup brands. I can't wait to see the photos!

- GOT PROMOTED. From being ARC PR's Online Relationship Special…

Yes.

You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight.”
- Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
I just love seeing greens juxtaposed with buildings. It's a sight that never fails to make me happy, and that'…

For Ned Vizzini.

I am currently reading It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini. I am not even halfway through it but it is affecting me more than I think it should.

In a nutshell, It's Kind of a Funny Story is about a teenager named Craig Gilner who battles with suicidal depression. It's written in …

My initial thoughts on Four Eyes

Time flew by, I didn't even realize I have been using my glasses for two years now if my Timehop app didn't bring it to my attention.

My Ray-Ban tortoiseshell pair is my most trusted accessory. Aside from loving its unique style and how it frames my face, I literally can't see clearly …

Review: Ellana Minerals Loose Mineral Powder Foundation in Cafe Mocha

I once read a Courtney Cox quote that said, "I only have to do three things to look halfway decent: curl my eyelashes, fill in my eyebrows, and put some lipstick on." Now I know that I could only hope to look half as pretty as her, but I'd like to add one thing: a good base. I don…

What motivates you?

On a recent heart-to-heart with a good friend we shall call A, she confided in me that she is no longer happy with her job and that she is thinking of quitting and looking for another job. She actually tried to resign before but her old boss talked her out of it and encouraged her to move to anoth…

Review: Maybelline Color Show Lipstick in Plum Perfect

I read a Bobbi Brown quote somewhere that says, "The most versatile lipstick you can own is a shade that's just a bit brighter than your natural lip color." This perfectly describes my newest acquisition, the new Maybelline Color Show Lipstick in Plum Perfect!

Maybelline New York is …

Review: Holika Holika Angel's Ring Bubble Hair Color in Red Wine

Following last week's mood-uplifting haircut, I decided to do something with my hair again. It was a mess of roots and brassy brown after my red dye job from last December faded out so I figured I should just dye again as an attempt to have a more even color. I already spent my money on other …