In addition to her newly-minted status as a xoJane contributor, Kristin is a freelance writer, sometime copywriter, and full-time fashion and beauty blogger. A former corporate executive who quit, sold everything and moved to New York when she realized her life’s calling, she turned her back on the cubicle in 2007 and has been steadily writing and living it up ever since. Her work has appeared on Marie Claire.com, ELLE.com, Refinery 29, StyleCaster, and in the pages of ELLE CanadaShe lives in Manhattan, specifically Harlem.
What I Do, Job-wise: Beauty and relationships contributor for xoJane
What I Do, Fun-wise: Watch rock documentaries. Dabble in all things fashion and beauty. Use leftover makeup to create artwork for my apartment. I can also cook my ass off and do so regularly. Travel extensively. Take classes at Babeland with my friends and recap techniques at dinner afterward.
My Motto: “I don’t know where I’m going, but I promise it won’t be boring.” – David Bowie
My Anti-Motto: “I don’t care what you think of me. I don’t think about you at all.” – Coco Chanel
The First Movie Star I Ever Had A Crush On: Mark Hamill My “celebs to make out with” list: Lenny Kravitz, Edward Norton, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pine, and Christian Bale.
The Most Played Song On My iTunes: It’s a tie: “Shooting Stars” by Bag Raiders and “Shoot to Thrill” by AC/DC
Beauty Products That I Hoard: Anything from the following companies is under locked security: Kate Somerville, Simple Skincare, Dermalogica, Amore Pacific, La Prairie, Kiehl’s Since 1851, Kerastase, TRESemme dry shampoo, AVON Advanced Techniques Lotus Shield, Guerlain, Jo Malone, La Mer, Urban Decay, Bliss Spa, NARS, M.A.C. Cosmetics, Make Up For Ever and COVERGIRL.
Also: Schick razors (all beauty editors hoard razors, those who say they don’t are lying to you,) Secret Outlast deodorant and my beloved COVERGIRL Lip Perfection lipstick in Hot -- the perfect red.
I smell like: By Killian Rose Oud in summer, Tom Ford Oud Wood in winter, sweat and desperation in Core Fusion or SoulCycle.
I Have Faked An Orgasm (Yes/No): Yes, and I WAS SPECTACULAR.