New Year, New...

New Year, New Everything! :)Hi! I've missed you all! ...more

"You Are What You Put In and On Your Body"

In August, I attended the Face & Body Expo for Northern California in San Jose, and among the numerous educational seminars was one that really resonated with me. The seminar was titled Glow From the Inside Out - How food & lifestyle choices are reflected in the skin, with speaker Ginger Hodulik,...more

Cozzette Infinite Eyeshadows | Review & Swatches

Cozzette is a brand that I have followed and admired over the years, but it wasn't until recently that I finally had the budget to splurge a little on some brushes and, on a beauty rush at The Makeup Show, I spontaneously purchased their newest line of Infinite Eyeshadows. These shadows initially grabbed my attention with their vibrant and alluring array of colors and textures - and then I touched them!! All of a sudden I found myself blurting out "okay, how much to buy all the shades here?!" *gasp* Thankfully, they were offering a discount at The Makeup Show, so I saved a good chunk of money on this colorful investment ;)The Cozzette Infinite Eyeshadows are an impressive formula of smart ingredients with purpose and performance, excluding the common unsafe...more

ELF Makeup Brush Cleaning Glove | Review

Today I have a very quick review on the new ELF Makeup Brush Cleaning Glove ($10), it arrived over the weekend, I washed my makeup brushes that evening and completely fell in love with it! "This convenient and portable silicone brush cleaner has multiple textures to clean both large and small brushes. Use the larger round texture to lather and wash larger brushes for deep cleaning ....more

Chit Chat: I'm quitting L'Occitane Shower Oil!!

It's no secret that I have been using the L'Occitane Shower Oil religiously for the last 3 years, but this month I have officially decided to quit using it and I'm going back to basic bar soap. Why? Well, let me just fill you in on some horrific TMI (too much information) - and no, I'm not embarrassed or ashamed.. ....more

Face & Body Spa Conference & Expo - Northern California (San Jose)

[press pass acquired] The Face & Body Spa Conference & Expo (Northern California, San Jose) is an event for industry professionals; estheticians, masseuses, and students. Face & Body offers educational seminars, product and technique demonstrations, as well as an open expo hall to shop and network.I have personally attended the Face & Body event twice in the past, as a guest with my masseuse friend, and both times I have walked away satisfied with knowledge on ingredients and new techniques within the industry. This year, I was provided a press pass to attend the event in San Jose, on both Saturday, August 20th and Sunday, August 21st (the event continued on Monday, August 22nd with even more classes and expo hall access).This was my first time attending the Saturday event, which is the Advanced Education Conference Program, for business, wellness, and science - including hands-on workshops ....more

The Makeup Show San Francisco Pop-Up Shop

This past weekend my favorite cosmetics show of all time, The Makeup Show, did their second year of the San Francisco Pop-Up Shop. I attended on Saturday, and probably had...more

50% off The Act of Craft

I'm currently running a 50% off sale in my shop - Half-off everything! Washi tape samples, hand drawn stickers, stationery and scrabooking materials :) ...more

Chit Chat: I'm ready for a change

As most of you have noticed, I've taken an unannounced vacation from blogging this Summer. No, I'm not retiring my blog, and yes, I definitely plan to start blogging again, soon! :)On top of my laptop being 6 years old, overheating, and acting glitchy (hopefully I can buy a new laptop in the next couple months), I've been in a blogging funk.After some weeks of thinking and discussing my blogging funk with friends and family, I've decided to rebrand my website from "Beauty by Krystal" to a simpler and more personal approach ....more