Running a Business with Your Bestie 👯

Hey! As many of you know, we're Kriszta and Stephy. We're best friends, former roommates at Parsons School of Design, and Co-Founders of Moonlit Skincare. We love sharing our story and thought we’d take the time to answer some of our favorite questions!

First up is:

“You work with your best friend?! Is it hard? Is it fun?....Should I do it?” 🤷🏻‍♀️

Honestly, many days, it still blows us away to wake up and realize we’ve come from college roomies to running a company. It’s wild and we’d love to share a bit about what it’s like working together. *Spoiler alert – it’s pretty great.* 😋💕

Stephy and Kriszta laughing happily


Q: What is the best part of working together?

SK: It rarely feels like work. It just feels like we’re back in our 12th Street apartment in New York, bouncing ideas off of each other and brainstorming. Before we began, so many founders told me to ENJOY the process and HAVE FUN, so it’s a priority for us.  👯

KM: The opportunity to spend time with your bestie and create something together that you are both proud of.

Stephy and Kriszta, founders of Moonlit Skincare

Q: What are three words you would use to describe each other?

SK: Kriszta is DETAIL-ORIENTED 🔍💛 (she knows when something is a millimeter off), PRACTICAL, and HONEST. Kriszta is one of the most talented people I know. She can construct a table with her bare hands AND also code a website. She will also let me know right away if something looks off-brand or looks like nonsense.

KM: Stephy is one of the most FEARLESS person I know. She is not afraid to push herself and try new things. Stephy is the GO-GETTER type of person you want to get in business with. She will make things happen. 🏃🏻‍♀️She’s HONEST and not afraid to have difficult conversations which is a critical part of running any business. 🙌🏼 

Q: What advice would you give to our girls out there who want to become the next boss babe?

SK: Get comfortable with being uncomfortable. The best quote I know is, “Your success is largely dependent on the number of uncomfortable conversations you’re willing to have.” And it’s so true! 🤭🤗

KM: One thing I always tell people is just to get started somewhere, anywhere. Do not sit on your idea for years waiting for the perfect moment to launch. There is no perfect moment, besides, having your idea out there in the world is the best motivator: friends and family will be watching what you make of it so you gotta make it work. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼