Crystal Schwanke

Crystal Schwanke

Crystal Schwanke has been a freelance writer since 2005. She graduated from Valdosta State University with a BA in Psychology and currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

Passion for Fashion

It doesn't matter if it's clothing for teens, clothing for women, or jewelry and accessories; Crystal is a voracious reader of fashion magazines and a fan of all things fashion. She frequently writes about the styles that fit each body type and how to wear new trends and old standbys.

Beauty Expertise

Crystal has been educating herself on makeup techniques, hairstyles, and skin care for over a decade and has personal experience with:

  • Sensitive skin
  • Dry skin
  • Eczema
  • Rosacea
  • Acne

Crystal currently writes a beauty column for Fayette Woman magazine and has contributed to several other magazines regarding makeup tips, perfume, and hair.

Health and Fitness

An avid fan of all things health and fitness, there's no type of exercise Crystal won't try if given the chance. She especially enjoys:

  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Running
  • Hiking
  • Working with free weights

Crystal has been working out regularly, on her own and with the help of trainers, for 12 years. She is also interested in exploring nutrition, supplements, and alternative health, although she won't deny that she may have an unhealthy addiction to chocolate.

Dating and Relationships Expertise

Crystal's the friend people turn to when they have relationship troubles and has written dating articles for publications like the former M Magazine and She was also a regular contributor to a non-profit site focusing on sex education.

Crystal also has a four-year degree in Psychology and an intense interest in human behavior.

Family Background

Crystal comes from a very large family, complete with siblings, step-parents, in-laws, and more. She is fascinated by family dynamics as well as which methods of communication and activities work to bring individuals closer together. While working on her degree, Crystal studied social psychology and sociology.

Parenting Experience

Crystal has a young daughter and has contributed at While earning her degree, she studied child psychology and human growth and development.

Learn More About Crystal Schwanke

Crystal also enjoys writing fiction and poetry and is currently working on a Young Adult novel. Visit her blog at That Old Kitchen Table or her page at LinkedIn. You can also contact her at her personal website or find her on Twitter.

Most Recent Contributions by Crystal Schwanke

Campfire Structures: Different Types and How to Build Them

There are several different types of campfire structures, and some are more suited to certain tasks than others. Whether you're cooking, ent ... Read More

Christian Campfire Songs: Bonding Through Musical Worship

Christian campfire songs offer a way to bond with friends and family around a campfire. They create fond memories for all participants, offe ... Read More

Guide to Purity Rings: Meaning & Common Styles

Purity rings come in a variety of styles and metals. The one thing they have in common is that they encourage purity and abstinence and symb ... Read More

High Polish Necklaces and Pendants + Cleaning Tips

High polish necklaces and pendants are a great way to make a statement without spending a fortune or going too wild with your jewelry. They ... Read More

Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge: Choosing a Hiking Trail

Hiking new terrain is a fun and active pastime for many people. Choosing a prime location to get your hike on is essential and often the fir ... Read More

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