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December 31, 2013

NYE!

Happy New Years Eve everyone! 

I can't believe tomorrow will be a fresh start of a new year. Most people like to change a lot about themselves for the New Years but not me. I would definitely love to add more responsibilities to my list and prep myself for graduation. Class of 2014 is coming so soon!


I decided to share my NYE manicure with you guys, because, why not? I used a Nicole by OPI polish in "Gone Wishin'". I love sparkles and like I said before, I believe sparkles and glitter is all about New Years and they're just about perfect. I also thought the color was different that my usual favorite (pink). It was nice to try a mix of purples and blues. 

I hope everyone is having a wonderful and safe New Years Eve!

xox.

krissy

December 30, 2013

Blah, It's Only Monday

The beginning of the week is still fresh and so far I've been bored!

Today I took a stroll around White Oaks Mall. I believe I spent about an hour browsing through Sephora. I think I was mesmerized by all of the beautiful makeup products. I was sure I fell in love with all the Deborah Lippmann polishes. I couldn't believe there were so many ways to have a sparkly manicure. I adore sparkles! I also enjoyed the setting, I think that had to be the best part. As you can see below, the Smashbox products were set up so amazingly and the advertisements were just out of this world. I would have taken more pictures but I was a bit too busy staring. I love Sephora! Sadly I don't get to visit them much in Colorado Springs but the stores in NYC are my favorite.


I haven't been having much to post about since I've just been having family time lately. Thursday will be my last day in Canada sadly. I'm getting so used to the environment even though it's been getting really REALLY cold. Way colder than Colorado Springs for sure. I'll also be excited to get back home except to catch up on homework. 

I hope everyone is having a great Monday! :)

xox.

krissy

December 28, 2013

Saturday Times.

Right now it's about dinner time and I'm going to be heading off to eat with my family soon. We're having soup which is pretty loaded with tons of different vegetables and meat (for me, just vegetables). I gotta admit that I've been eating a lot lately. I really need to hit the gym once I get back to Colorado Springs.

Today I haven't done anything but slouch around. I finally gave in on the "Denim Dilemma" situation and ordered a pretty great pair of jeans that I found from Diesel. It was a pretty risky purchase since they were quite expensive so I really hope they look amazing in person like they do online. 

I can't believe in just about a week my Christmas vacation will be over. It feels as if it just started! My next vacation won't be until the spring so I have a lot of time to be looking forward towards that and also tons of school work.

P.S - two giveaways will be ending soon! Phone Case of the Month and the Juicy Couture giveaway will be ending on the 31st of December so good luck to everyone who has entered so far! I'll announce the winners on New Years so be prepared and get excited.  :)

xox.

krissy

December 27, 2013

Denim Dilemma.

Usually the best thing to do after Christmas is to get online and start shopping! Each year I get less gifts and more money which I'm fine with since I love shopping. Also I've received tons of emails of all the after Christmas sales and specials. It's so hard to resist not buying anything. 

So far, all I really want is an amazing pair of jeans...

Is it me, or is it just really hard to obtain a great pair of jeans? I'm stuck in a rut and can't find a nice, averagely priced pair of jeans anywhere! I love denim and wear it almost everyday whether to school, hanging out or just basically anywhere acceptable. I tend to just go to Abercrombie & Fitch to get a decent pair for $50 (on a good sale day) but the colors/styles are limited since I'm in love with dark washes and skinny fits. When I usually find a great pair the problem is either the price, unavailability, etc. So far I've come across these that I believe are to die for! 

Here are some really cool Hudson jeans that I've spotted:


As you can see, I really, really, really love the dark washes they have and the skinny fits. I really wish the price was slightly cheaper so that I can buy them all!

What do you guys think? Where do you get your denim?

xox.

krissy

December 26, 2013

Greetings!

Greetings from Canada! Sadly, I have a cold and am quite sick in bed. I usually never get sick but I guess it was ought to happen eventually. Sucks that it happened right after Christmas.

I know I haven't been able to express much of my vacation to you guys. I believe I will be able to eventually when I feel better which is hopefully in a few days. I really want to get out even though it's pretty cold out and has been snowing since I got here.

I hope everyone had a great Christmas! I'll be back later if something comes up. :)

xox.

krissy

December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!


I would like to wish everyone a jolly merry Christmas this morning! 

xox.

krissy

December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve!

It's Christmas Eve which means tomorrow is Christmas of course! Usually around this time I'm helping around the house to get ready for Christmas but since I'm vacationing I'm basically just lying around waiting for Christmas to be here already. I'm still super excited because usually everyone is. We'll see what happens tomorrow. This is going to be my first Canadian Christmas that I can remember.

So far I haven't had anything special to post about but I will try to keep up with the blog daily. I know for a fact I'll have even more surprises waiting back home for you guys! So sit back and relax and enjoy your holiday. :)

xox.

krissy

December 23, 2013

MIYU Beauty - Review & Giveaway

I received this product for review purposes.


MIYU Beauty is a unique skincare and tea pairings brand designed for women to nourish themselves inside and out. The word MIYU (pronounced mee-you) is an adaption of the Chinese word "mei yuan" which means "origins of beauty"


Above are the samples that I received from MIYU Beauty. I received the de-stress mi pairing (beauty essence and tea) to review. I was really excited to try these out since I've never tried a tea and beauty pairing before. Once this arrived at my house, I was in awe because of the pretty packaging. I was also happy to try these products outside of my home (in Canada where I'm taking my Christmas vacation).

The de-stress mi beauty essence is for all skin types. It's a fusion between a facial mist and a serum that can prime the skin for moisturizer, act like a base for makeup or just to be used as a instant mist of calmness anytime. It contains peppermint, dandelion, ginger, licorice and honeysuckle to calm the skin. MIYU's skincare products contain three signature ingredients: green tea for skin protection, white peony for radiance, and pearl for preservation of youth.

I was instantly attracted to the beauty essence since I'm a big fan of skincare products. After washing my face in the morning, I immediately sprayed a mist onto my face. Honestly, I didn't get the calm feeling right away but it did leave my face slightly moisturized and appeared more awake in the morning. After applying my morning moisturized my skin was fine and refreshed.


I love the fact that the tea and the beauty essences contain basically the same extracts. The aroma from the de-stress mi tea was beautiful. It had a minty, blossomy taste while the chamomile blossoms and candied pearls gave it a sweet after taste. For the best results you're supposed to pair with the beauty essence which is great. I'm also a fan of tea so sipping a cup in the morning wasn't a problem. Since the tea is supposed to be healthy for you and a beauty treatment I didn't hesitate to drink the entire cup.

Overall MIYU Beauty made me experience a day in the spa at home. I would love to add this to my beauty regime, especially in the morning when I'm just not in the mood for a blown out beauty routine. 

I figured that you guys wouldn't be able to experience the MIYU Beauty just through my words so MIYU Beauty would love to give you guys a chance to win "A Little Prettea Tea Quartet" which includes their entire collection in sample form. You'll receive a hydrate mi beauty essence with 2 sachets of hydrate mi tea, and a de-stress mi beauty essence with 2 sachets of de-stress mi tea in the cutest purse-like packaging.

What is your beauty regime?

xox.

krissy

Disclosure: Krissy Deane receives products in order to conduct reviews. No monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. Some posts may contain affiliate links that I receive commission for payment from in exchange for referrals. In the event of a giveaway, the sponsor is responsible for delivery of the prize, unless otherwise noted in the posting. Giveaways are not sponsored by Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ or any other social media site. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally believe will be a good fit for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

December 20, 2013

Oh, Canada!

So it's Friday once again, my favorite day of the week. Also the last day of finals and the beginning of Christmas break!

My mom has decided that we're taking a trip to London, Ontario...in Canada! We're going to be spending time with family since we don't have any family in Colorado Springs. It's only going to be for about 2 weeks but don't worry, I won't go MIA on you guys. I'll try to post as often as I can. I promise! 

Now time to pack and get ready to hit the road in the morning. I hope you guys are having a lovely Friday!

xox.

krissy

December 19, 2013

Ipsy - December 2013


Yay! My Ipsy Glam bag is finally here. This month's theme is "Celebration". Gotta love the makeup bag!


This month I received 4 full sized items and 1 sample. The bag value is worth approximately $30+. It's less than last month's but I'll still enjoy it. 


Be a Bombshell The One Stick in flustered
NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick in sunflower 

I noticed that "be a bombshell" made another appearance this month and I'm not disappointed. I enjoyed last month's lip crayon and I'm sure I'll enjoy this month's "the one stick". It's basically blush, eyeshadow and lipstick on a stick. I've never tried NYX products but I have seen them around. 2 Lip products in one bag sure isn't a bad thing!


Pop Beauty Bright Up Your Life Eye Shadow Trio in smokin' hot
Starrily Nail Polish in bzzz bzzz
Andrea Strip Lash #33

I've also heard of Pop Beauty but never tried their products. I did like the eyeshadow I just wasn't too into the shade. The Starrily nail polish was adorable. I'm sad that it was a sample but the color is interesting. It's like a bumblebee which is clear with black and yellow sparkles. I'm not a fan of fake eyelashes since they don't suit my eyelids so maybe I'll pass this along to a friend.

Overall this month wasn't too bad! I've gotta say it wasn't better than last month's but I will be looking forward to next month's bag. By the way, did I say that I really am in love with this month's bag! It's so classy, and just in time for the new year. 

xox.

krissy

Phone Case of the Month - Review & Giveaway

I received this product for review purposes.



Phone Case of the Month is a subscription service exclusively for your phone! Once a month, you'll receive one limited edition case (only 200 cases of each design are printed) for your phone in a cute packaging for only $10 a month (free shipping to the US, $5 to international). Currently they are only producing cases for the iPhone 4/4s, 5/5s, and the Samsung Galaxy S3 & S4. All designs are unique to Phone Case of the Month and will never be found anywhere else. You can cancel your subscription anytime with no questions asked!



I personally think this is the neatest thing ever! I currently own an iPhone 5 and the best part about it is to change the case every once in awhile. I don't get to do that often but I love the fact that Phone Case of the Month offers you your own special case every month. It makes me feel special that I won't really see this case around often. They even include a surprise or two such as a button, stickers, temporary tattoos, etc.

The case I received to review is "Remember Today". I love the inspirational quote on it. It says "Remember Today for it will be great". Also a little notecard was included with the theme "Remember Today" written in 10 different languages. My little surprise was a button that has a peace and heart sign with #PCOTM which stands for Phone Case of the Month.

Currently I use cases from Otterbox which are SO bulky and I was first scared to put my phone in a case so small and cutesy. Once I made the transition, I think I'm hooked. I love how light and soft my phone feels in this case! The material is made out of poly carbonate and ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) with a soft silicon coating for the amazing feel. The designs are made by using water transfer printing technology for a flawless print. 




As you can see, my phone is now bulk free and is the cutest thing ever! I adore this case so much that I'm pretty sure I'll become a new subscriber. I'll never get bored receiving a new case every month! I love the slim design and I'm happy that it's limited edition. I'll be on the lookout for the other 199 others who has this design (joking!).

Now here is a surprise for you guys. Phone Case of the Month wants to let you have the chance to win your very own limited edition case! Now remember, they only produce cases for iPhone 4/4s, 5/5s and the Samsung Galaxy S3 & S4. So hurry and enter for a chance to win! I'm sure you'll love it.

What do you think about the Phone Case of the Month subscription service?


xox.

krissy

Disclosure: Krissy Deane receives products in order to conduct reviews. No monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. Some posts may contain affiliate links that I receive commission for payment from in exchange for referrals. In the event of a giveaway, the sponsor is responsible for delivery of the prize, unless otherwise noted in the posting. Giveaways are not sponsored by Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ or any other social media site. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally believe will be a good fit for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

December 18, 2013

The Future.

I know this post is kind of late and I apologize. This week is all finals week and I still have a couple more to go. I'm working on my Speech final right now and I thought it'd be interesting if I shared my topic with you guys. The topic of my speech is going to be about what I want to become out of high school and I have to influence my class and catch their interest on my topic. I've had this plan about my future career for a few years and so far it has stuck. I'm not sure if I shared this with you guys before but I want to become a future beauty or fashion Editor-in-Chief for a Condé Nast magazine (specifically Teen Vogue). I really wish my dreams come true which is why I'll be majoring in Communications (most likely) in college in technically a few months! I'm really excited and hope I'll be successful. I'd love to accomplish my dream.

To make up for the lack of posts recently, I'll have a couple of surprises tomorrow for you guys so stay tuned and have a great Wednesday!

xox.

krissy

December 17, 2013

We're Almost There!

I believe anything that sparkles, glistens or shines is beautiful. Now that Christmas and the New Year is coming around, it's time to bring it all out. The beginning of the New Year's for me is to shine. 

I was doing some online shopping (more like gazing) when I came across some stuff that caught my eye. A few of my favorite online stores (H&M and Sephora) has got me on a tight budget with all the things I want to buy, can afford, and just gotta have. I'm in love! Of course I'll share what I came across and you guys should tell me what you think. Think about sequins, sparkles, glitter, silver, gold, velvet and anything that screams New Year's is here. Eeeeek!

Aren't these just the cutest polishes ever?! The first is the Butter London - The Black Knight and the second is the Deborah Lippmann Shimmer - Dream A Little Dream. I love shimmery and sparkly nail polishes so these caught my eye right away.


Now for the first item are like the cutest velvet leggings ever. It's on sale at H&M for only $10. Such a great deal and so cool! I love the color because this isn't a color that shows up in my wardrobe very often. The middle item is a leather silver skirt. I think it's really cool that the leather is silver and not your generic brown or black. It's $129 but it IS leather so it was sort of expected. Lastly the sweater is only $34.95. I love the fact that the letters are actually metal and have a gold appearance. It's different and would be a great piece to own.

What do you guys think?


xox.

krissy

December 16, 2013

Closer

All I want to get is a little bit closer


This song has been stuck in my head since the weekend. It's so chill and just upbeat. I figured I'd share it with you guys for a chance to give it a listen if you haven't heard it before. I know it's Monday but I love music! :)

xox.

krissy

December 15, 2013

Keep Calm...It's Sunday!


Sunday comes around so quickly! I woke up exhausted today and decided I needed to do laundry. I  didn't want it to be a boring day so I went along and played video games with Andrew and baked pink lemonade cookies for the house.

For the rest of the day I think I'll just relax. I need to prepare for another crazy week of finals before Christmas vacation. 

I hope everyone is having a great Sunday! Enjoy! :)

xox.

krissy

Graze Box Review #4


My fourth Graze box was left on my doorstep this morning which was strange but I accepted it. My siblings and I definitely devoured this box because everything was so yummy.

My favorite nibble was the little figgy went to market. It has apple, cranberries and diced figs dusted with rice flour. I've never had figs before and for a first time these were super delicious. Once again I was amazed with 3/4 of my box. My least favorite was the korai chutney but my mom sure did enjoy those.

My FRIENDCODE is still available. I have only 3 codes left. If you sign up with my code you can receive your 1st and 5th box free! You might wanna hurry. You can simple click here and you'll be directed to the Graze site where my code will be waiting for you. :)

Here are the nutrition facts of the treats I've received.


xox.

krissy

December 14, 2013

Karuna Anti-Oxidant Sheet Mask - Review

I received this product for review purposes.


Here is the Karuna Anti-Oxidant sheet mask that will change your everyday use of masks forever. Karuna's philosophy is all about compassion for you skin since the word "Karuna" actually means compassion. Each mask has a mission and solution. 

Anti-Oxidant Sheet Mask 
Skin Type: All Skin Types, Aging, Sensitive, Problem Skin
 Mission: Protect & Balance
Solution: - Helps decay the appearance of aging with anti-oxidant rich Chinese Green Tea extract
- Reduces redness, soothes and calm skin with African Chrysanthellum
- Helps damaged skin recover with Chinese licorice 


You start with a freshly clean face (free of any makeup). Then you gently unfold the mask and place the cloth side on your face. You adjust the mask over your mouth, nose and eyes. You remove the backing on the mask and relax for 10-20 minutes. Once your time is up, you can massage the remaining product into neck and hands after removing the mask. There's no need to rinse!


This mask is so relaxing and cooling compared to other masks I tend to use. I love to use masks on the weekends to free my skin of any gunk that it picked up along the week. I love the fact that Karuna's masks are made from a natural cloth that holds so much moisture. Even after about 20 minutes of using the mask there was still some extra product that I was able to use. 

This mask does not dry out my skin at all and since you don't need to rinse it stays moisturized for the rest of the day. My skin feels so hydrated and clean which was really surprising since my face tend to dry up quickly after using a skincare product, especially in the winter. I think it'll be great to use these mask at least once a week to keep up with the benefits.

I would highly recommend this to anyone! You can purchase your own (one month supply) here for $28 or just a single mask here for $8. :)

xox.

krissy

Disclosure: Krissy Deane receives products in order to conduct reviews. No monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. Some posts may contain affiliate links that I receive commission for payment from in exchange for referrals. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally believe will be a good fit for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255"Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Birchbox - December 2013



This would have been the earliest I've ever received my Birchbox. It shipped on the 4th which is 6 days earlier than usual but it has been at the post office since December 7th and wasn't being delivered to my house until the 12th. Oh well, it's here now! I love the packaging for the holidays. This month's theme is Holiday. Here's a peek:


December is all about celebrating and excitement! The holidays are finally here and everyone is excited!

This is what's included in my box this month:


I was looking forward to being excited until I saw these items in my box. Overall this is a disappointment. 

My biggest disappointment is the FusionBeauty LashFusion XL mascara. The mascara arrived dried up and basically won't be any use at all since it cannot apply to my lashes. I really love trying new mascaras since they're one of my favorite beauty items so this was a big let down.

I've gotta say is the only thing that I did like and probably will be using is the Number 4 Non-Aerosol Hairspray. It's a light mist and smells natural and not too strong like most aerosol hairsprays. It's also good for the environment. I've received a Number 4 product before and was happy with it. I'll most likely put this to use.

The Skin&Co Roma Truffle Therapy Serum Boosting Anti-Aging Serum is probably not for me considering that I'm only 17 and barely have experience any signs of aging yet. So I don't think I'll be using this product any time soon.

The La Fresh Travel Lite Antiperspirant Wipes for Women weren't a bad let down. I've received something similar a few months back as an extra and it's been in my cosmetic bag ever since. I'll probably just add these to the collection as emergency extras in my bag.

Also the lifestyle extra for this month was a bit...boring. The twistband printed hair tie I received is just an odd color and print. I'm not the biggest fan of hair ties since I don't really pull my hair up anymore since my haircut. I'll also just keep this in my bag for an emergency day but probably won't end up using it. :(

Overall I really disliked this box. I'm disappointed that this is the wonderful holiday surprise I was looking forward to and it turned out to be the complete opposite. I'll definitely be looking forward to next month's box because I hope it'll make up for this.

Here's everything that was included in my box to shop for as full size items in the Birchbox shop.


xox.

krissy

December 13, 2013

Please forgive me!

Sorry for the lack of posts recently. With finals coming up it's so hard having free time to do fun things in my life. I'll promise I'll make it up to you guys this weekend! Don't worry. :)

xox.

krissy

December 10, 2013

M-O-I-S-T-U-R-I-Z-E

Yes, it's that time of year, sadly. In the winter most of us may experience dry skin and it sucks! A lot. Usually my dry skin starts with my face. It's so hard keeping a clean moisturized face on chilly days and I'm wishing for some magic.

I was just surfing the web and landed at Sephora where I was on the hunt to find a new moisturizer. Usually I use anything gentle from Burt's Bees or even Neutrogena but that isn't working! I've come across some really cool products that I thought I'd share with you guys.

Here's what I can afford:


Sephora Collection: Flawless Moisturizing Lotion SPF 15 $23

No matter how dark or cold it is outside, you'll always need a moisturizer with added sunscreen especially after washing your face in the morning then heading out. It has a 4.2 out of 5 rating so it doesn't seem bad. The downside is that this is super small! At only 1.69 oz this is probably something you'll want to keep in your cosmetic bag. 

Here's what I want:
Murad: Hydrate for Hope $49.50 ($65 value)

I've always wanted to try something from Murad and I've heard that they make really good acne products so I'm hoping that their moisturizers are just as good or even better. Once again this is a small size of only 1.7 oz with a 5 out of 5 rating. Sort of pricey but it might be worth it.

Here's what I need:
SK-II: Skin Refining Treatment $150

Now this is the dream! I've always seen advertisements in almost all of my magazines of SK-II. It's all about flawless skin and this is what it's about. Yes it's pricey but all of the reviews I've read so far have been positive and worth it. With a 5 out of 5 rating, it should be great. Sadly this is also a small size of 1.7 oz so I would advise to use wisely. One day, maybe I'll make this purchase. I just don't think It'll be this winter since I'm unemployed. 

How do you hold up in the Winter?

xox.

krissy

December 9, 2013

Smile! Even Though It's Monday...


Now I know that it's Monday but I just wanted to smile today (reason for the selfie, I don't do them often). Christmas is coming so soon and I got excited just ordering personalized Christmas cards at Hallmark (by the way, personalized Christmas cards are 40% off and free shipping there by using the code HOLIDAY40)! I have lots of Christmas spirit this year.

School has been busy with me trying to catch up due to the 2 absences I had last week due to the horrible snow. Other than that I've been fine and am trying to stay toasty warm as much as possible. Colorado Springs' temperature has been increasing recently so we should be back up to the 40s-50s this week. Way better than having below zero weather!

I hope everyone is having a decent Monday even though that can be hard sometimes. Goodnight! :)

xox.

krissy

December 8, 2013

Wantable Makeup Box Review - December 2013

I received this product for review purposes.


Wantable is a subscription box where you have options such as makeup, accessories, and intimate boxes to choose from. I chose the makeup box to receive and customized it to my liking! At just $36 (or $40 for one box), it may sound pricier than other makeup boxes but the products are worth so much more and they're all full sized and customized just for you. You decide what you like/dislike and Wantable will make it work.






Girlactic Beauty Star Shadow - $19

The eye shadow is in the color vintage which is a shimmery brown that I absolutely love and will put to use.



Michael Marcus Lipstick - $24

Golden Rose Sexy Black Mascara - $12.99

I'm always up for trying new mascaras and lip colors. I've never heard of these brands so this will be a great experiment to try. 




Starlooks Kohl Eye Pencil - $12

Skiin Instant Skin Tightener & Line Filler Sample

I was happy that I received a new eye pencil from Starlooks in moody melody which is a navy blue color with a hint of shimmer. Also the extra sample was great even though I don't think this is suitable to me in particular.

Overall I was very happy with this box. I received  $68 worth of makeup products for a box that you can subscribe for just $36! They're all full sized items and I definitely will be enjoying them, maybe even adding them to my regular beauty regime. This box is great for someone who enjoys surprises at their door every month. It's all customized by you so you're guaranteed to love everything. If you don't, you can simply return them. Remember, there are also two other box choices to choose from such as accessories and intimates. Choose what suits you and get yours today. Shipping is free and you can cancel, return or skip anytime!

xox.

krissy

Disclosure: Krissy Deane receives products in order to conduct reviews. No monetary compensation was provided unless noted otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own. Some posts may contain affiliate links that I receive commission for payment from in exchange for referrals. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally believe will be a good fit for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255"Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Thank you!

I just want to thank my readers for making this happen for me. For following the blog on Twitter, Facebook, and etc. For taking the time to visit my blog every or almost everyday. For commenting on posts that interest you and leaving sweet comments for me to reply to. For keeping me motivated with the blog no matter how busy I am. Thank you guys a lot. I truly appreciate it. :)

xox.

krissy

December 6, 2013

Friday! Friday!

Today was a really crazy and super COLD day. Waking up to temperatures of -6 degrees fahrenheit and wind chills of -18 degrees fahrenheit it was pretty intense. School was still on with the exception of a 2-hour delay due to weather. I wasn't able to make it because of the icy roads and chaos outside with the ice cold temperatures. 

Besides the intense temperature lately, being home and relaxing has been cozy. I was introduced to some really delicious candy (pictured below) by my little sister that I thought I'd share with you guys. These candies are all natural, gluten and gmo free. They also taste great! I'm not really into super sugared candy so having something sweet with freeze dried fruit bits, soft and chewy was great and cured my sugar rush. 

The candy is from Lovely Candy Co. I tried the Superfruit chews with flavors of blueberry, raspberry and cranberry. There are other types out there such as fruit chews and caramels. You can purchase 3 bags for about $18 which may sound pricey but I think it's worth it. They're so delicious!


xox.

krissy

December 5, 2013

Royals

We don't care

We're driving Cadillacs in our dreams


Basically I've had this song on repeat since this morning. I think it's so beautiful and I just couldn't get over it. After watching it like a bazillion times on YouTube I decided to just purchase the song on iTunes so that I can repeat it on my iPod. <3

xox.

krissy

Happy Snow Day!


No school today for tons of Colorado students. It's a Christmas miracle! Waking up to -4 degree fahrenheit weather was horrible. I know that this won't last because it's Colorado we're talking about. I'm going to take it in while it lasts.

Now for me to sit back and do absolutely nothing. Ok, maybe something but I'm clueless at the moment.

xox.

krissy

December 4, 2013

Wowzers!

Here in Colorado Springs we've received a blanket full of snow. With the temperature currently at 9 degrees fahrenheit (also the high of today) I'm hoping that everyone is safe and warm at home.

Now for today's quick blog post. I can't believe I've been blogging for almost 6 months now. I'm still an amateur but I'm so proud that I've stuck through with it. I love blogging and experiencing new things and sharing my experiences with you guys. This is something I hope not to give up for a very very long time. I also want to thank you readers for sticking along with me. It doesn't matter if you just started reading my blog yesterday, it's just great to have new insight and support. Thanks a lot you guys!

xox.

krissy

December 3, 2013

What's new?

Today was such a tiring day at school. I'm always low on sleep when school comes around so it wasn't any surprise. I did get to catch up on some math homework in study hall that made me ace my math quiz so thank goodness to that.

Later on tonight Colorado Springs is supposed to be getting snow, and lots of it! Actually so much that it's keeping the temperature really low. Wednesday and Thursday aren't going to be looking cheery with temperatures reaching below zero. I'm not looking forward to that at all. Hopefully I get a delay for school or even a snow day. That would be great.

Also here's a picture of some more cupcakes I baked this past Sunday.  I think they turned out better than my Thanksgiving ones.


xox.

krissy

December 2, 2013

Ooh La La!


Drumroll please...

So I'm announcing a new giveaway for this holiday season! Especially with Christmas around the corner, this will be great as a gift to a friend, family member, or just a treat to yourself.

Here is the Couture Couture by Juicy Couture gift set. This is actually one of my favorite parfums besides the classic Chanel No. 5. The scent is amazing and girly and lasts nearly all day. It's not too strong but is noticeable. I've already went through maybe about three bottles of the parfum through out the year and I never get tired of it. It's just right for everyday, school or work. Lucky for you guys, you'll get a chance to win your very own. :)

This set includes:
Eau De Parfum Spray, 3.4 fl oz
Body Lotion, 4.2  fl oz
Shower Gel, 4.2 fl oz
Travel Size Eau De Parfum Spray, .33 fl oz


You can now enter to win the Couture Couture gift set (pictured above) below!

Giveaway is open to residents of the US and the winner will be chosen randomly by PunchTab.

The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email sent from PunchTab or a new winner will be announced. Good Luck! :)


xox.

krissy

December 1, 2013

Friday + Saturday.

I know I didn't blog on Friday, and barely on Saturday so I'm making up for that. Yesterday I went out to Kevin Taylor's at the Opera House in Denver with my mom and sister to watch the Colorado Ballet production of The Nutcracker. As a kid, it used to be a drag to go out to things like these but now I was actually delighted to watch it. Pictures aren't allowed during the performance so here are some sample pictures (below) of the actual production that was going on.







About 2 hours later, we were on our way to Park Meadows shopping mall which was great since I haven't done shopping in forever. Sadly I missed out on the Black Friday deals as I always do every year since I don't go Black Friday shopping due to crowds. It was still nice to be at a mall I've never been to and I loved it.

Now to go back, on Friday I spent basically my entire day with Andrew watching Netflix, playing video games and finally getting to see Catching Fire at the movie theater. It was such a great time that I wish the day didn't end! 

Now on to today, I'm stuck doing last minute school work due to procrastination and laundry for the upcoming week of school. Wish me luck! :)

xox.

krissy

And the winner is...

Congratulations Zara! You're the lucky winner to receive a new pair of Kate Spade New York earmuffs this winter. Be sure to check your email to confirm and accept your prize.

P.S - To all you other readers, there is another giveaway coming up! (Hint: this one smells great!)

xox.

krissy

November 30, 2013

Graze Box Review #3


My third Graze box arrived yesterday and instead of eating it all right away like the last time, I made sure to save it for the morning for you guys.

My favorite nibble overall was the summer berry flapjacks! They were so chewy and sweet and the berry-infused cranberries gave them a fruity kick. I've gotta say I loved 3/4 of my box. My mom loved the mango chutney so I gave them to her. My little sister also loved everything and had a bite of them all. Definitely will be looking forward to my Graze box every two weeks and so far I haven't been disappointed. 

Once again, I still have my FRIENDCODE available for you guys. If you sign up with my code you can receive your 1st and 5th box absolutely free! Take advantage of it. Here are the directions.

Directions:
1. Go to graze.com
2. Enter the code: KRISTA4KP
3. Tell them what you like and where you're located.

Here are the nutrition facts of the treats I've received. 



xox.

krissy

November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone is having a pleasant thanksgiving with your family and friends. I haven't been able to spare much time today but I figured I'd share one thing with you guys. 

Here are my yummy pink cupcakes that I contributed to the dinner table as dessert. Enjoy! :) 

(Sorry for the bad pictures)




xox.

krissy