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KROSS x


↠ RAINY LA DAYS ↞




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KROSS x


↠ MY FIRST TIME: VLOGGING ↞



Hey guys! Hope you're all well and you enjoyed your thanksgiving with your families :) 

Today, I came across this picture posted on Gracie's (uglyfaceofbeauty on youtube) instagram and it really inspired me. I thought I'd share it with you all too, to hopefully give you a bit of inspiration as well. 


↠ THE BEST MONTH OF OUR LIVES // THE CHALLENGE ↞

Hey guys, 

Hope you are all doing well! It's been awhile since I've talked and updated you on my anxiety/depression/emetophobia and I thought it was about time that I did that. To be completely honest, I've always been very hesitant about post like this because I was very afraid and embarrassed of people I know in real life somehow finding my blog and reading all my little secrets.Overtime, though, I've come to realize there is nothing I should be ashamed or embarrassed of, this is real, it's my life and more than likely a lot of your lives too.  

Before I go on, I'd just like to do a little disclaimer - If you aren't really into posts like these or you feel you're easily triggered, please just bypass this and wait for my next post. It'll be a more upbeat vibe, I promise! 

↠ MENTAL HEALTH UPDATE #4: CHANGES, HOW I COPE & ONLINE BLOGGER GROUP? ↞


Before I go on, I'd just like to make a little disclaimer because I know some people get weird about these types of things.. This is a wishlist, not a whatimgettingforchristmaslist. I don't expect to get all or even most of these things, but that's the whole fun of making a christmas list in the first place, right? You get to be as crazy as you want. 

I know Christmas is just about presents, but I thought I'd make this to give those of you who are stuck on what to ask for some ideas. It's all in good fun so please don't get worked up over it. :)

Okay, now that thats done lets get into the good stuff!


↠ MY 2014 CHRISTMAS WISHLIST ↞

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Check out my IG to see what this looks like on! 

SMALL COLLECTIVE THRIFT HAUL

↠ DIY FALL SWEATER: FLANNEL HOODIE ↞





INSTA-INSPO || ROOMSPIRATION #3


↠ FALL WISHLIST #2 // SHOES ↞

 

 Recently, I've found myself continuously reminiscing back to my childhood when my hair was perfect and untouched.
 
For the past week or two, I've been heat free in attempt to revive my curls and retain my hair growth. I've been getting a bit antsy though because ever since middle school, I've always had my hair straightened and having my natural curls out is something I'm no longer use to. I'm trying to adjust and find ways to stick to no heat-styles but it's extremely hard. 

To inspire myself (and to put pressure on myself because I don't like to publicly say I'm going to do something and not do it) I'm going to post up some pictures from when my hair was in it's virgin state and agree to a hair challenge. I'm not sure if there is any challenges out right now, if there is please let me know, but for now I'll just stick to no heat, deep conditioning, correct shampoos, etc. and every month I'll come back and update you all on how much my hair has grown and what I've been doing. 

At the moment, my hair is at collar bone length and my goal is to get back to the waist length hair I once had. It's going to be a long journey, but I'm excited! I've been watching tons of videos on big chops and hair growth journey videos and they are giving me the push I need. I'm not too sure if I'd ever do the big chop myself because I just don't think I'm there yet, but I applaud all the women with the confidence to do it and rock it!

Here are some random pictures that I could find! Please excuse my huge 5-head, these were all before I started doing my own hair and got bangs hahaha.. My mom clearly loved to have that baby on show! The struggle.


One of the few rare times I was allowed to get my hair straighten during my childhood! I remember I use to have to beg and cry for my parents to give in and let me do it.They wanted to preserve my curls, but I didn't care at the time.. I'm paying for it now though! Haha.

If you'd like a more in-depth post about my hair history, let me know and I'll do it. :) 

Are any of you trying to get your curls back? 

KROSS x


MY HAIR STORY & BIG CHOP?

↠ FALL WISHLIST #1 // DOLLYMIXUK ↞

Fall is my favorite season ever. The smells, the clothing, the colors, the holidays, just everything about it makes me so happy. And being that it's my favorite season, I thought I'd start a little Fall series on my blog!

Today, I'm going to be showing you my hair inspo for this season. I'm loving the chocolatey, honey highlighted look! I think it'd be super cute paired against all the burgundy shades I'll be wearing in these up coming months!



↠ MY FALL HAIR INSPIRATION ↞



It's still summer and it won't be ending for about another month, but I'm breaking the rules and pulling out the fall stuff already! I'm just too excited. 

↠ OOTD #3 // I'M READY FOR FALL ↞

Redecorating your room can be a very lengthy and tedious process, but who doesn't love getting the chance to re-do their room? I've been lucky enough to not only move into a whole different room in my house, but my dad has even let me get rid of all the old furniture in my bedroom and start off completely new!

Completely re-vamping your room isn't cheap and as much as you want it to be done in the snap of your fingers, reality is it could take months - and even a year to get your room completely done. So far in my new room, I painted my walls and got new carpet installed. Just that alone cost so much money, way more than I even realized it would. And because the process is going to be very piecey and sectioned off to where I only get a few things at a time, I've been brainstorming and picturing how I want my room to be so everything can come together perfectly in the end.

I've posted two roomspiration posts (1 // 2) but I've never really made a list of things I personally wanted/am going to buy, so I thought it would be fun to do that today! Keep in mind, though, some of the prices for things are completely outrages and it doesn't mean I'm going to buy that specific piece. It's just to give you an idea what I want.

If you do see something you like, but the price is a bit much for you, let me know and I could maybe make a post about some affordable dupes?


THINGS I WANT FOR MY ROOM

Hey guys! If you read the end of my last post, you would know that I was going to a wedding this past weekend. Though I didn't vlog like I promised (sorry btw I'm really bummed about it!) it was a just a bit difficult. It the first really big event I've gone to in a while so I was spending a lot of the time just trying to keep my anxiety in check. I honestly did have so much fun, though, and i'm really glad I didn't chicken out on going last minute like I usually do! 

The wedding was at this venue right near the beach and it was so beautiful! I managed to take some photos and wanted to share them with y'all. :) 



 

(The Bride & Groom) 

↠ A WEDDING AFFAIR ↞

Ever since my favorite H&M booties broke on me (insert very sad face here) and all my horrible attempts of fixing them failed, I've been on the look out for some new ones...


 I literally went to every single store you can possibly think of - H&M, Forever 21, Urban Outfitters, Cotton On, Love Culture, etc etc and I couldn't find anything! Granted it is summer time, but with fall coming up you'd think they'd start stocking up for all the back to school shoppers, but APPARENTLY NOT.

I was walking through the mall earlier today with my mom and we passed a Payless and I wasn't going to go in just because I just don't normally shop there. I don't think there is anything wrong with the store or anything, It's just not where I normally go. But we thought why not just check? AND I'M SO GLAD WE DID.



↠ NEWEST PURCHASE: FIONI HEELED BOOTIES ↞



Everyone that personally knows me, knows I'm a huge animal lover and I'm very serious about the well-being/treatment of animals. For as long as I can remember I've been this way and I'm always looking for different ways I can aid against the fight for animal rights. 

In the search, I came across Beauty Without Cruelty (BWC).

Below I've attached a scan a paper filled with everything you need to know about BWC for those who want to go into a more in-depth background of them. In short, they are a company that has been around for over 30 years now, and basically their goal is to sell/make cosmetics that are natural and cruelty free, meaning everything they produce isn't tested on animals nor do they contain any animal ingredients. (Which is amazing and makes me very, very happy!!!!)



↠ BEAUTY WITHOUT CRUELTY: FIRST IMPRESSIONS & MASCARA REVIEW ↞





↠ MY FAVORITE EYELINER ↞

If you've read this post and/or this post,  you're aware of the fact that I've suffered with anxiety, Depression, agoraphobia and emetophobia for over 6-7 years now. In these 7 years I have yet to find something to make me feel 'normal again, whether is be by therapy or medications. Every time I try something new, it feels like it just makes everything worse. 


↠ LETS GET PERSONAL ↞



Since my first roomspiration post went down pretty well, I thought I'd do a second installment of it. Here are some pictures I've had saved in my phone for a while now.. Hope it inspires some of you! 

Check out my first roomspiration post here.

ROOMSPIRATION #2



↠ I HIT 500 FOLLOWERS!! ↞

 

DIY COFFEE SCRUB

 

Hey everyone! 
So, I've set myself a goal - and that goal is youtube. I've had my account for years, but I've just never given it the time of day, whether it be because of shyness or just not knowing how to start. But that's going to change today! 

STARTING YOUTUBE




ROOMSPIRATION


↠ IPHONE OOTD // JULY 10TH FT. MY BATHROOM ↞

Last Sunday was the first installment of my series "Supportive Sundays" - I went into detail about living life with a mental illness and the struggles I've gone through/still am going through. If you didn't get the chance to read it, you can do so here

One of the things I talked about was my Emetophobia and I really want to delve more into it because it's the base of all my struggles. 

SUPPORTIVE SUNDAYS #2: EMETOPHOBIA


 #1) Revlon Colorstay Foundation (370 Toast)

↠ JUNE FAVORITES ↞

Hey guys! So I've decided to start a new "series" on my blog called 'Supportive Sundays' (Not really satisfied with that name.. Any suggestions welcome!). 

Supportive Sundays is going to based around mental illnesses. I'm hoping to get guest bloggers to talk about their experiences with mental health issues, we'll be give hope and coping skills to those currently struggling and hopefully informing those who don't have a mental illness, but knows someone that does, all about it and ways that they can help. 

To start off Supportive Sundays, I'm going to share my story of my struggle living with severe anxiety, depression, agoraphobia and emetophobia. I wrote the post you're about to read a couple of days ago and was really hesitant about posting it. It's pretty blunt and honest, so if you're uncomfortable with that, I'm letting you know now. I will be honest and say I left some things out that I'm just not comfortable with sharing at the moment. For the most part though, it covers just about everything. I haven't re-read it since I wrote it so I apologize if it's scatter brained or there are some mistakes. 


SUPPORTIVE SUNDAYS #1: MY STRUGGLE WITH ANXIETY, DEPRESSION,AGORAPHOBIA & EMETOPHOBIA



'What's in my purse?' tags on youtube are some of my favorite videos to watch, so I thought I'd do a blog version of it for you guys!  

We'll keep it short and sweet. 

↠ WHAT'S IN MY PURSE? ↞

Recently, no matter how many new items of clothing I get or how many things in my closet I have yet to wear, I always seem to gravitate toward these few bottoms. Doesn't matter if I just wore them yesterday or a few days before, I WILL WEAR THEM. 

1. My favorite pair of 'joggers'. I bought these from forever 21 a while ago, but for some reason they had stayed in my closet untouched for a few months.. Up until now of course. You can't see in the picture but they're cuffed up at the ankle!  They're really light, and airy so I'll definitely be wearing these over the summer. 




↠ TOP 5 FAVE BOTTOMS IN MY CLOSET ↞


It's finally summer and everyone's hair is being snipped. 

It seems 2014 is the year of cute pixies and short bobs. So many girls are taking the plunge and drastically chopping their locks and to be honest I couldn't be happier about it! 

I find it so uplifting and inspiring seeing women, epecially younger girls, break the stigma of short hair on females and realizing that our hair doesn't define us. 



Last night, I was sat in front of the mirror pinning my hair back with bobby pins to give the look of a faux cut, and I loved it so much. I'm so tempted to cut it.. And I mean why not, right? At the end of the day, it is just hair. It'll grow back. 

Here are some of my favorite short styles for this summer: 

                           
                                 

            Chelsea Kane 


Frankie Sanford 

And my 3 ultimate hair crushes.. 


          Nicole Richie 


      Kylie Jenner 


              Nazanin Mandi 
                 (aka my girl crush) 


Any of you planning on chopping your locks for the summer? Let me know! 

KROSS x 


↠ MY FAVORITE SHORT HAIRSTYLES FOR SUMMER ↞

For most of my young teenage life I've suffered from acne, and even still now at 19, I deal with the occasional breakout.

I've been to a dermatologist and I've been prescribed creams etc. but either none have worked for me or I've just given up too fast because I was discouraged from seeing no progress..


↠ MY SKIN 'HOLY GRAILS' ↞

Hiiiiiiiiiiii! 

Ah, It feels so weird to be doing this again.. It's been soooo, so long since the last time. 

For those of you who didn't know, which I'm assuming is all of you that are reading this now, about a year or two ago I ran a blog with one of my friends. At the time, people seemed to really enjoy it and we had actually got a couple loyal readers, which was so crazy/exciting for us! It sucked though because at that time, we were both either at school/work and trying to juggle life at the same time and sadly, the blog just kind of took a back seat. It's been a while now since that blog has been taken down, but in the last recent months, the urge to start blogging again has been taking over my mind and I'm just like, why not?! It's summer and I don't have anything to do... Is there really a better time than now?

I'm still a bit rusty and new to the blogging game, but I'm so excited and I'm ready for everything! 

So here's to attempt two and (hopefully) more future blog post that people will enjoy! 

Talk soon. 

KROSS x


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