(That's Nail of The Day, to you!) Essie "Fiji" is notoriously hard to apply, according to several nail polish blogs and review sites. all photos taken in daylight But I didn't have much trouble at all applying this polish. In fact, it only took two coats (one thin, one thick). I did...

I myself have a leopard backless dress that I can't wait to wear out! Photos by . About the Author This post was written by Kristina, who has written 355 posts on Pretty Shiny Sparkly. Kristina is the author of Pretty Shiny Sparkly, a fashion & personal style blog featuring her daily...

) As for the new Bloggers Do It Better assignment, you can post your look on your blog anytime but remember that on Tuesday, November 22nd at midnight Central time, the link-up post will go live here on Pretty Shiny Sparkly, and you'll be able to add your look to the mix using the widget...

Eureka's Castle, visit Rainbow Brite, work out with Richard Simmons, ride My Little Pony, and pop in my mix tape to listen to AHA sing "Take On Me." Can you tell I'm an 80′s child? What were some of your favorite things about the 80′s? About the Author This post was written by Kristina,...

I called this post At First Glance because at first glance I feel like I could be perceived as buttoned up and proper, but then you see the tangled mess of a necklace, the holes and rips in my old jeans, my chipped nail polish, and (utterly fabulous) python print wedges, and then you change...

Pretty Shiny Sparkly has been nominated a 2nd year in a row for best fashion or beauty blog! I'm so touched you guys, seriously. And while I know there's probably no hope of winning against giants like Emily (who won last year), I'm so humbled and sincerely grateful that some of you even...

I decided to test out the iMovie app on my iPhone this morning, and ended up creating a short, impromptu roundup video of footage I shot at yesterday's Thanksgiving get-together. Did you catch my dad's "Pretty Shiny Sparkly" reference (about my sparkly iPhone case)? This year my family and I...

Balancing Act: Business & Blogging Panelists: Natalie Suarez, Natalie off Duty• Annie Tomlin, BellaSugar • Aimee Song, Song of Style • Kristina, Pretty Shiny Sparkly • Ari Goldberg, StyleCaster • Coco Rocha, Oh So Coco It was such an honor (and a blast) to be asked to return to the...

Here at Pretty Shiny Sparkly, I'm always striving to make your browsing experience better and better. For much of this time, my work has been devoted to bettering the desktop site version. I struggled with mobile versions simply because nothing I worked with would give me the branding I...

"Sparrkk" (last seen here) | Nails- OPI gelcolor "Bastille My Heart" It can be so refreshing to just get back down to basics: plain white oxford shirt, boot-cut jeans. Of course, I wouldn't be true to myself if I didn't scratch the itch to sparkle things up a bit. So I throw on my Pretty...

 

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