) 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...

It's been a wonderful year, and I suspect you had a large part in making it so lovely. Thank you for being in my life! P.S. – this shoot was a disaster. Thanks, Wind. Thank you for making devil Kristina come out of hiding and threatening to bite the heads off every innocent bystander. HB...

I started a blog called Pretty Shiny Sparkly as an escape into frivolous girliness to pull myself out of the grey cloud of despair; my mother began chronicling her journey exploring spirituality and the afterlife in a blog I created for her, called Channeling Erik. Above: Erik's graduation...

Elisa: She worships you! She's got a blog called Pretty Shiny Sparkly and she's doing very well with it so far. Alexander McQueen: Yes, I'm very proud of her. Elisa: Aw, good! Well I guess you know we're going to ask you a few questions, for you to give your wisdom to the...

For my birthday this year I didn't want any gifts or festivities – just a quiet dinner at one of my favorite special-occasion restaurants with HB, and happily that's exactly what I got. But that didn't mean I couldn't buy myself a new lipstick or two... For the list of products and where to...

So I throw on my Pretty Shiny Sparkly necklace (the Spike the Punch bauble inspired by and named after yours truly), my bejeweled Steve Madden booties, and my new pink & gold clutch from H&M. And I'm ready to take on the world! (Or, as was the case here..watch The Avengers 3D.) Photos...

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...

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...

Did you catch my dad's "Pretty Shiny Sparkly" reference (about my sparkly iPhone case)? This year my family and I celebrated Thanksgiving quietly and casually–with good food, friends & family, and sumptuous dessert. My sister Annika and I have officially made seeing a movie (especially a...

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...

 

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