Hi! I’m so sorry for missing my mid-week post (well now my entire week’s worth of posts), but I was a little distracted trying to get my new kitten situated! Since then, I’ve also been sick, become the only paralegal at my firm, had two midterms, and a birthday! Yeah… Anyways…

My dad found a tiny kit (He weighs a whopping pound!) on one of his construction sites this week and brought him home. Jackson, or Jax, is a perfectly healthy little guy, but it’s been a big adjustment taking him in when we have another cat and a dog. He’s currently snoozing on my chest after his big visit to the vet this morning. My little guy did so wonderfully! I can’t get over how sweet he is!

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Okay, down to business:

I’ve been nominated for a couple of blog awards prior to launching my new domain, but I’m still going to pass them on to other awesome bloggers!

One Lovely Blogger Award x The Kristin Review

One Lovely Blogger Award

The Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you, and provide a link to their blog.
  • List the rules and display the award.
  • Add 7 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 5-15 bloggers for the award, and comment on one of their posts to let them know.

First, thank you so much Thrifty Meet Splurgy! It means a lot that you took the time to check out my site and nominated me for this award! She always writes about products that interest me, so I’m on her page a lot!

7 Facts

  1. My birthday is coming up on October 23 (now passed).
  2. I’m super short! Only 4 feet 10 inches πŸ™‚
  3. I love to read, although I’ve been slacking on it lately.
  4. I have a serious shopping addiction — especially to makeup.
  5. I love working out and being super active, but I’m also a huge fan of being lazy.
  6. I’m a homebody — I prefer not to be out in large crowds.
  7. I’m obsessed with my new kitten.

The Versatile Blogger Award x The Kristin Review

Versatile Blogger Award

The Rules

This blogging award is a little different in the sense that you’re supposed to take the time to nominate bloggers who are newer, trying to grow, and who add something to your life. I’m supposed to send a notification to these bloggers before publishing the post and they will accept the nomination and then do their own post. I’ve kind of taken this award into my own hands, as I haven’t warned anyone that I’m nominating them…. (okay so the kitten is chasing my fingers on my keyboard making this a real challenge). Additionally, the blogger is to post 7 facts about her/himself.


A huge thank you to The Soaring Swine for seeing so much potential in both me and my little site. As you can see, we’ve grown! She is so friendly, positive, and inspiring. In her post she describes my blog as:

Kristin is a vivacious 23 year old part time blogger from the East Coast. She writes, aiming her articles towards the budget savvy, cosmetic aficionado, and fitness minded individual. Her lifestyle blog just felt familiar. I struggle and feel all of the things she writes about, and aren’t we all here just trying to relate to one another? I loved “getting to know” her in the Coffee Break post, and found “Thinking of Skipping Breakfast? Don’t!” extremely informative and something I completely agree with. Definitely follow her on Instagram.

Seriously, thank you Jaycie. You are so kind!

7 (more) Facts

  1. I drink my coffee black (and preferably from Dunkin’ Donuts).
  2. I have a bachelor’s degree in Criminology.
  3. If I could collaborate with any makeup companies ever in my life, it would be Tarte and ColourPop.
  4. Black is my favorite color to wear.
  5. I prefer workout clothes over jeans any day.
  6. Pizza is my favorite food.
  7. I’d rather cook meals at home than go out to eat.


Award Nominees:

I’m nominating these lovely ladies to complete one or either of these awards. This took several hours to narrow down my choices to this list! I’m over the moon that I was thought of for both of these. Thank you again, Thrifty Meet Splurgy and The Soaring Swine!

Makeup By Makena – This girl is the bomb. We have very similar beauty product preferences and she is so friendly and sweet to talk to! I seriously spend a lot of time stalking her site.

Sunshine And Teacups – Her blog is really pretty and she has some killer product reviews. I just followed her recently, and I wish I would have found her site sooner.

Jessica Riga – This girl’s site is to die for. Her photos are so amazing, and she’s a great writer. I love delving into her content — she stays on tops of the latest trends.

Madie Makeup Junkie – She’s another of my go-to for new products and awesome reviews. She’s another blog I recently followed, but I have a feeling I will be on her site pretty regularly!

Morgan Em – This girl has killer reviews with comparisons and pictures. Enough said.

Marina Lee Beauty – Marina Lee Beauty should be every girl’s go-to for look inspo and products to use to achieve some awesome styles! She makes it look easy (which if you check out her styles – we all know it’s not!). This girl has some serious talent!

Katey Adventures– this girl is so lively and has a very genuine feel to her site. I live through her travel blog and love reading her posts.

Since there were 7 facts for each award, I nominate the 7 of these girls specifically, and any other bloggers who find this post and want to participate. These awards are fun and light-hearted. Thanks for reading!

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  1. March 30, 2017 / 5:52 am

    I’ve literally just stumbled across your blog and I love it! Also your kitten reminds me I’ve my old little kitten who got put on gumtree 😒😭 I was wondering, how have you made your photos for this post? They look lovely!

    • Kristin
      March 30, 2017 / 7:56 am

      Hey girl! Thank’s so much! I take all of my photos on my iphone, but the award photos were from those who had nominated me for each award. I probably need to update this post actually since I have changed my blog’s layout since posting this! I’ll definitely check your blog out today! πŸ™‚

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