Kristin in a Fountain

My carefree days at college! VSCO – A6.

Thanks for following me over to my new site! I am really excited to share it with everyone. It will be bigger and better than Frugal Miss. I PROMISE. I really have a love for writing and beauty; however, between school the past few weeks and limitations through, I wasn’t feeling the motivation to write. I have two blog awards to respond to, new hauls, and new products to review, but nothing has been grabbing my attention. I wasn’t happy with my blog name, my link, or anything really.

So, I took a leap of faith and here we are at The Kristin Review. I’m proud of the name and I’m proud of my site design. I’m still hopeful more of my followers from my previous site will come join me here. But, if not, then it’s okay. I did this re-launch for myself.

My biggest tip of advice for everyone is to take the time to think through the name and purpose of your blog before setting it up and diving in. I got ahead of myself for sure, although I don’t regret it one bit. I wanted my site to be more personal to myself and not specific to the budget saving aspect. I will still write about frugalness, but I want to challenge myself to grow and not narrow my focus so much.

I would love post and product suggestions, blogging advice, and new friends. So please don’t be a stranger. Leave me comments, send emails, etc. I would love a blogger bff!  Let’s get to know each other and chat! 🙂


Kristin Marie September Ipsy Preview

I received my September Ipsy a couple weeks ago. Let me just say… IPSY came through!

My first impression of the bag was kind of meh. I was worried I wouldn’t like the products, but I was in love with the bag itself [black and gold is my life]. But after trying some of the products out, I changed my mind. No disappointment here! I had to take a step back and remind myself the point is to try new products and break out of my comfort zone a little more!

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Coffee Break Catch Up With Me

Let me start off by apologizing for not being consistent in my posts lately! Life has been getting the best of me y’all.

SO WHAT’S UP?! I have three tests coming up next week at school, and they are killers. One teacher recently had a baby (the first week of school) so she hasn’t been actually teaching, but the test is still on…. CAUSE THAT MAKES SENSE!?! Anyways, I’ve been spending a ridiculous amount of time studying and stressing. The American Bar Association is coming to review our school next week too; they have to decide if we keep our accreditation or not, so it’s kind of a big deal. View Post

I’m not kidding about this one! Miss Jessie’s Pillow Soft Curls styling lotion leaves no crunch and an awesome scent on your pretty locks.

One of my best friends was in the process of moving to Texas the other week and I noticed this in her bathroom while she was packing. Since I always struggle to tame my fluffy wavy/curly hair, the bottle peaked my interest. She wasn’t a fan, so she passed it on to me. I wanted to test this out several times before writing about it and here’s what happened:

Review of Miss Jessie's Pillow Soft Curls

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