ChrissyLilly 2014 Reader Survey - Tell me what you want in 2015

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Hi there, beautiful people!

I have big plans for ChrissyLilly in 2015, but this blog isn't just about what I want to write: It's about what you want to read. What do you enjoy reading? What do you want to learn? What do you want to see from me in 2015?

If you have a spare few minutes (I swear, it's short and should only take you 2 minutes!), I'd really appreciate if you could fill out the survey below. (you can also click here to be taken directly to the survey page)

Thanks for your time! I can't wait to show you what I'm bringing to you in 2015! Watch this space! (hint: come back on January 1)

To Chop or Not to Chop.....

Friday, December 05, 2014

Guys, I need your help.

I have the chop on the brain again.

Yes, 2 months into my Hairfinity program and I'm urging to cut my hair again.

To jog your memory (since I've been pretty absent here lately!), here's a photo of me and my, much darker, hair that I took yesterday.

Wow, my face looks round... and large... anyways....

So, I'm just bored with my hair. A few weeks ago, I caved to me "no dying your hair for 12 months" pact that I had with myself and threw in some bottled dye. What was supposed to be "Iced Cocoa" turned out to be "Jet Black" (thanks, L'Oreal). It's a bit too dark for my liking. 

That's problem number 1. 

Problem number 2 is the length....

I always get bored of my hair when it reaches a certain length (when will I learn?). It becomes harder to manage, more time consuming to style and loses all of the volume I love when it's shorter). 

So, here's what I'm thinking (that you Pinterest for your abundance of inspirational photos!). First, the colour: 

Chocolate brown is where it's at for me (if only a bottle of hair dye could make me as beautiful as Nina Dobrev, but that's a conversation for another time). I don't want highlights, I don't need anything fancy, just plain old chocolate brown will do. 

Next, the cut (the big one!):

Yep, good ole Ingrid Nilsen is playing a huge part in my hair inspiration. I want texture (without too many really short layers) and volume. 

So, do I get the chop? Or do I keep on keeping on with my Hairfinity tablets because "Chrissy, you'd look awesome with long hair!"?


In Need of a Hobby

Monday, November 17, 2014

Last night whilst watching my 5th episode of 'New Girl' of the day, I had a realisation: I don't have a hobby.

Maybe it was the conversation taking place on the screen in front of me, but I realised that "I like to binge watch TV " can't be my only answer to: "What do you like to do in your spare time".

I realised that I really need a hobby.

Don't get me wrong, I don't sit on my lazy butt all night and watch tv, I have other things I like to do: running (ahem, couch to 5k), reading and a new found love for rock climbing to name a few, but I want something more.

I can't remember the last time I had a hobby. Yes, this blog may be considered a hobby to some, and I suppose it is a hobby of sorts, but sharing my musings about makeup and venting about how many biscuits I ate last week isn't what I want written in my obituary: "She liked to binge-watch 'New Girl' and cry over her keyboard whilst tucking into a packet of Oreos". No, thanks.

So, I'm on a mission. A mission to find a hobby.

To start off, I'm trying crocheting. My Gram was an avid crocheter (that's not a word, is it?) and there are blankets in all of our houses that she made for us once upon a time. She taught me how to do a basic stitch and I really enjoyed it (I even made an ill-fitting hat and scarf for my baby cousin all those years ago). As much of a Granny as I will be: "Sorry, I can't go to the pub tonight, I'm crocheting a scarf", I think I'll really enjoy it!

Who knows, maybe my hands will be so busy crocheting that they'll forget to reach for that pack of biscuits (a girl can dream..)

What do you like to do in your spare time? 

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