Weekend Trip to Orlando, FL

  Like I mentioned in my Candidly May post, my family and I spent Memorial Day weekend in Orlando! My parents’ wedding anniversary always falls around Memorial Day, so we like to take a trip over the long weekend to celebrate. My brother and I visited Hollywood Studios (my first time on the Tower...

The Best Everyday Drugstore Makeup Products

Do you struggle to find makeup products from the drugstore that actually work for you? Believe me, it feels like I've tried every affordable product to work for my skin! In this post, I'm sharing my all-time favorite drugstore makeup products. Some are long-time-loves, and some are new products I think you'll enjoy. ...

The Problem of a Perfectionist Perspective

We all have some degree of perfectionism in us, and while chasing goals and setting standards can be motivating, it can also cause problems when we don't reach our super-high goals. I'm talking about my own experience as a perfectionist, and how shifting perspectives can help solve the 'problems of perfectionism', especially as a...

Finding Balance in College Life

The transition to college can be difficult, but it really is about finding a healthy balance between stress (of classes, responsibilities, and so many activities) and stress-relief (doing the things you enjoy). When you master that balance, and find that happy place, college is enjoyable, and you can easily thrive. When you lose that...

Spring Break in New York City

In reviving an old Barry-girl-tradition, my mom, sister, and I headed to New York City for the weekend of spring break. My sister is a senior at Clemson and her spring break was the week after mine, but it worked out for us to share the weekend in the city together. My mom has...

Candidly Kristen – January 2018

Hey friends! For today’s post, I’m starting a new series called Candidly Kristen. I’ve had a few ideas and different names for these posts, but today I’ve decided to stop planning and start doing and get the first one out there. My goal for these posts was for them to be honest and real...

Finals Week & My Everyday Look

It’s finals week!! This semester has been a whirlwind and I have my first final this afternoon, so I’m taking a quick study break to bring you this college fashion post! I’m working on setting some new blogging goals for the new year, and I’ll have a post up about all those soon (along...