Kristine Kowalski

Brand Spotlight: Cornwall Soapbox of St. Ives, United Kingdom

A few weeks ago, I had the amazing opportunity to tour an extensive part of the United Kingdom with my mom. We went around England, Wales, and Scotland, spending time in the biggest cities, tiny farm towns, mountains, and seaside stops. One afternoon, we pulled up at a drizzly and misty place called St. Ives […]

3 Totally Honest Kylie Lip Kit Reviews

3 Totally Honest Kylie Lip Kit Reviews

I’ll admit it: I’m totally, 100% completely in on this Kylie Cosmetics hype right now. For months, I have been covering Kylie Jenner‘s makeup company updates and all of the new product launches for my job, and one day I decided to order myself a highly buzzed-about Lip Kit to see what it was all about. […]

Book Review Roundup: This Raging Light + Truly Madly Famously

Book Review Roundup: This Raging Light + Truly Madly Famously

Need some fun new YA summer beach reads? Recommendations coming right up! Check out some of the latest excerpts from my most recent review contributions to Miss Literati within: 

A Comprehensive Guide to Building a Work Wardrobe

The most common questions I get asked as the Designated Fashion Friend in my peer circles have something to do with my work wardrobe. Over the years, I’ve worked at a whole variety of office jobs, including everything from desk jobs where you answer phones and greet guests to the kinds where you’re on your feet for […]

Book Review Roundup: Immaculate + The Wrong Side Of Right

No matter how busy I get, I always find time to read a few pages of a book each day. Sometimes I find myself nodding off to sleep while trying to squeeze in a few chapters late at night, and other times I’m wide awake as I get through a thrilling novel. Or then there […]

Things I’ve Never Told Anyone About My Hair

Things I’ve Never Told Anyone About My Hair

I hit a bit of a milestone today. Was it a big, life-changing moment in all of history? Well… no. But it marked a major moment in a personal hair journey that so few people have even known I was on. I want to tell an open and honest story, which seems a little silly to […]

The Evolution of a Pura Vida Bracelets Addiction

You know the brands. There are just some fashion companies out there that are fabulous at promoting their stuff on social media. They share beautiful Instagram pics showcasing the products, and you find that you just can’t stop double tapping on your snaps. That’s how I first heard of Pura Vida Bracelets. Friends of friends […]