12 Days of Chriselle 5 years ago

Why I Give Back

Can you guys believe it’s officially the last day of the 12 Days of CHRIS-elle? Time flies when you’re having fun!  For today’s post, I wanted to get a little personal with you all. The team and I started the 12 Days of CHRIS-elle last year as a way to give back. To give back to YOU, my amazing readers, as a way to thank you for your continued support- and also as a way to give back to my community. Partnering with so many incredible companies and donating to so many amazing charities really has made me think about how special my position is.

Thanks to our amazing partners, we were able to donate a significant amount to the following charities: Baby2Baby, Breast Cancer Charities of America, Freedom From Hunger, Charity Water and One Tree Planted!

Since it’s the last day of the 12 Days of CHRIS-elle, I wanted to talk to you guys about the importance of dreaming big. Writing this post brings me back to 2010 (which was about 8 years ago!) when it was just me, a childlike curiosity, a big dream and my laptop. Thanks to my laptop, I was able to start The Chriselle Factor, without knowing how far it would take me. I was also able to start my YouTube Channel and learn how to edit and film my own videos. That’s why for the final giveaway for the 12 Days of CHRIS-elle, I’m giving away a new Apple Laptop!

I’m a big believer that with the right tools, hard work, and a big dream, you can really turn your dreams into reality; as cliché as that might sound.

I remember in the beginning days of my career- I was staying up until all hours of the morning and finally passing out with my laptop still on my lap. While I’m so thankful for my amazing team and all the help I get– those days were the most memorable and unforgettable.

I hope this post encourages you to go into 2018 really thinking about what you want to achieve. Long term and short term alike- never underestimate the power of your dreams. 2018 is going to be the year that you turn it all into a reality!

So thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for participating in the 12 Days of CHRIS-elle! Be sure to follow me on IG as I’ll be announcing the winner in a week! Hopefully next year we can make 12 Days bigger and better- but until then, be sure to sign up to be a part of the Factor Fam, as I’ll be doing another 12 Days giveaway there!

Don’t forget to comment on every single of the 12 Days of CHRIS-elle posts to be entered, and if you haven’t already, click the links below!

Day 1 | Day 2Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8 | Day 9 | Day 10 | Day 11

Remember, to enter the 12 Days of CHRIS-elle all you have to do is:

1. Leave a comment down below on this post telling us what was the best holiday gift you’ve ever received!

2. Make sure you left a comment on all 12 Days of CHRIS-elle posts (linked above)!

3. We will be randomly choosing a winner at the end of the 12 days to be announced no later than one business week after. So remember to comment as much as you want!

Good luck everyone!


Photography by Drew Scott

Hair & Makeup by Ting

Click HERE to read the Giveaway Terms & Conditions.