krissy writes

peace, love, & lip gloss

Althea Korea turns 3!

Ever since its inception three years ago (can you believe it has been that long?), Althea Korea has been my go-to website for all things K-beauty. They ship directly from Korea straight to your doorstep so you are assured the products are authentic, they carry a LOT of brands, the prices are cheap…

Sample Room presents: UNIQLO AIRism

I used to try so hard. In school, in friendships, in relationships, in the way I dress and present myself to the world, I used to think that I wouldn't be liked if I did not exert extra effort. It did not actually result to anything lasting; it only made me tired. Now that I am older, I am much…

Book review: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

If you're looking for a book that will keep you up until very late at night that it's early, you should read Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn. Yes, the same writer of Gone Girl, the book that made me want to throw my Kindle against the wall right after I finished reading it. Days later, I re…

Review and swatches: Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Un-Nudes

Prepare your wallets, folks, we have new game-changers here!


Following the success of the Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick collection earlier this year (you may check my review of the shade Believer here), Maybelline brings in ten new gorgeous and ultra-wearable nude shades, dubbing …

Super food for super appetites at the DC Super Heroes Café Philippines

Not all heroes wear capes. Sometimes they are at the DC Super Heroes Café Philippines.

I love themed everything; theme parties (I had a How I Met Your Mother-themed party for my 28th birthday!) perk me up and make me more excited to go. If it's a theme party, you bet I'll be exerting a lot…

Review: Benefit Blush Bar "Cheeks on Pointe" Blush and Bronzer Palette

The Lord knows how much I tried to resist getting this, but my blush-loving heart is weak. And so, after lemming for this for almost two months, I am now a happy owner of the limited edition Benefit Blush Bar "Cheeks on Pointe" Cheek Palette.


And oh look, a perfectly fitting Gift with Pu…

Life in plastic, it's fantastic! A day with Barbies.

This blog post is three months too late—there was a moment there that I couldn't muster up enough interest to write, but here it is now, and I am glad to be back.
As you may know, I started collecting dolls again last year. With my boyfriend's help and the bustling doll collecting community…