Author: Chrissey

The Only Foundation I Don’t Hate (But LOVE)

I honestly think I have stumbled upon the best foundation ever. I have scientifically determined this because I hate foundations and this is the only one that I have found myself loving. And trust me, I am in love. Here are some things I hate about foundation: Looks heavy, cakey, and unnatural. Feels heavy on my face. Rubs off on everything. Does not last long. Breaks me out. My face gets gross and oily super fast. My face gets shiny. Hard to blend. Makes my face photograph weird. ETC I found that using powder over my moisturizer worked best for me when it came to face products. I mean, I’m someone that doesn’t even like using a primer! I had come to terms with my face makeup laziness and was in no mood to change ways. I had tried many, many foundations the past (which are good in their own way) but never found one that I’ve loved. I really liked the Loreal Cushion makeup but wasn’t absolutely obsessed. I think by now you guys …

What’s In My Kate Spade Purse? (And EXCITING News!!!)

Alright, I have a special surprise for all of you… (the OTHER exciting news will be at the end of this blog post). I have decided to make a VIDEO this time. YES. A video. Pow! Jess from PT Contender told me that I should try to give making videos another chance and so that is what I did the other day. As you all know, there was a makeup tutorial that was supposed to be posted Tuesday but that ended up being a gigantic mess. I will have to re-film it. Anyways, I wanted to make a fun and casual video for you all sharing what I carry in my crossbody bag for spring! My HUGE green Kate Spade (my usual bag) came from Chicago today (it took my mom long enough to mail me my stuff lol. But thank you mom!) so you may get an updated version in a few weeks… but for now… Here’s what’s in my purse! AS FOR MY EXCITING NEWS… A lot of you have been following me …

When You Want To Do It All

I wrote an emergency blog post to meet my personally-dictated deadline… and fuck, guys, was today stressful. I filmed a long makeup tutorial that you guys will see on Thursday, but here is a sneak preview: It consistently refused to upload after hours so I shot an emergency upload for tonight… and guess what? That failed too. You guys will find out “What’s In My Kate Spade Bag” Monday. Maybe Thursday. We’ll see. And then, I hurried to type up a blog post in my adrenaline and stress-fueled frenzy and guess what… that failed too. The entire blog post was deleted and disappeared into thin air. Only the photo and title of the post remained, taunting me about how imperfect I was. Canva failed, but it’s always shit so I didn’t even get too mad at that. But WordPress being a disaster? I didn’t even want to talk about that. I’m not someone who queues posts ahead of time and I’m someone who is terrible when it comes to stress (especially since as I type …

Here’s Something Shocking

 I aspire to work in the field of healthcare and I have always been constantly reminded of that decision every day of my life by my peers or classmates.  I was reminded of the fact as a young woman struggling to be taken seriously by male classmates and I was reminded every time someone questioned my intelligence based on my “girly, fashionable” appearance. Many classmates never hesitated to label me as someone that wasn’t “serious” and “intelligent” based on superficial matters and this continual belief that a woman couldn’t be simultaneously interested in physiology and handbags was ingrained in the system. My lab partner for freshman year chemistry lab told me that he doubted that I would even pass the class. I got a higher score than he did and my future career is literally lab based. No matter how hard I worked, it seemed that no one would believe that I was capable of intelligent thought or success. To to this day, I still remember one of my coworkers giving me fully unsolicited criticism …

Lipstick That Lasts Longer Than Your Last Relationship

This story starts like many of my stories–in a Target. I happen to love Target, by the way. I think you guys are all well aware of that but I just wanted to make sure. (I know someone is going to accuse me of being sponsored by Target, but I’m really not. I wish I was lol). I was perusing the aisles with my aunts, my grandmother, and my cousin William when my Aunt Tiana stopped me for a moment and asked, “Christine, I want a lipstick that will last all day after eating and drinking, one that won’t fade. Which one should I get?” She asked the right person for the job, as I pointed to this Revlon lipstick that I had heard phenomenal things about. One thing led to another, and I ended up with one myself. That kind of thing just happens in Target, and I tell myself that it’s so common that it can’t be characterized as a bad habit. I had heard tons of phenomenal things about the Revlon Colorstay …

A Spring Beauty Haul (From Clinique!)

I wanted to do a beauty haul after my trip to Daiso, but decided to wait until my order from Clinique came in! I contemplated waiting a little more until my MAC order came in (I only got one eyeshadow though…) but I got a little too excited today opening my Clinique packages. By the way, if you like exclusive content and behind the scenes sneak peeks add me on Snapchat! I have officially closed down my personal Snapchat to full-time snap on this one for all of you (to the dismay of my friends lol). I vlog, I snap makeup details and outfit details, and of course take pictures of foods! I also do unboxings and it’s an all-around good time! I’m even thinking of doing my first ever Snapchat FAQ to answer some questions that might be a little too bold for the blog… comment, tweet or Snapchat me your questions! Nothing is off-limits! (PS, someone who you should also follow on Snapchat is Jess! She’s better at it than I am…but I’m learning!) …

Things That Are Important

Have you guys ever sat down and tried to write a post… and nothing. Sometimes, you might even manage write the post. But then… it doesn’t feel right. That is exactly how I felt when I wrote my non-beauty favorites post, it just didn’t feel right… none of the post ideas felt right for me to post at this time. I think it’s because I knew that I just needed to pick up my iPad and just write. I just needed these words to flow from me, and to come from my heart (not that they usually don’t). I mean… I’m literally writing this right before post time, so it’s crunch time. I know that there’s a lot of people that have things to say about me in not only my personal life, but also in blogging. People are very quick to judge when they don’t know the circumstances and when they don’t understand things. But I’ve been on this earth for over two decades and if there’s something I’ve learned, it is not to …