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Hi, I’m Kristina, the person behind the beauty & personal style blog, Pretty Shiny Sparkly. Pretty Shiny Sparkly is my outlet celebrating the feminine aesthetic–and a sparkly thing or two. The blog was born out of the ashes of a family tragedy (click here to read my story–I am told you will need tissues).

With no background in fashion more than a tween-age obsession for fashion catalogs and magazines before the internet, I am on a mission to celebrate the “everygirl” outside of the pages of magazines.

I am on a journey, exploring my own sense of personal style, and hopefully (cross my fingers!) lend some inspiration. I am by no means an expert in fashion, nor do I ever claim to be one.

I am addicted to Shellac nail polish and the smell of glossy magazines. It’s a problem. I share my home with my wonderful husband, “HB”.

I’m a voracious blog & magazine reader, and watch YouTube videos in the morning while drinking British tea (PG Tips, yo). I must admit I've recently become addicted to Vietnamese iced coffee. This does not bode well for my thighs.


When I’m not changing my nail polish or tottering around in heels, I’m a full time resident physician in Anesthesiology. This means that I've graduated from medical school with a medical doctorate (M.D.), and my subspecialty training in Anesthesiology is underway.

If this blog doesn't put you to sleep (which, fingers crossed it doesn't), then maybe someday I will be there for your surgery! Here's hoping you never need it though! Not sure where I'm going with this!

I also create videos on YouTube, which have been watched over 4.5 million times. That absolutely blows my mind!

Watch Pretty Shiny Sparkly on YouTube!

Feel free to check me out on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat (prttyshnysprkly), FacebookBloglovin, and YouTube.

Please see this page to find out how to get in touch with me via email.

For a list of features, press, awards, & interviews, click here.

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Pretty Shiny Sparkly
2054 Kildaire Farm Rd #427
Cary, NC 27518

My Story

Just as I experience ups and downs about my self-image and fashion sense (and sometimes lack thereof), I also experience pain, grief, and loss. None the more poignant or heartbreaking than the loss of my 20 year old brother, Erik, on October 6, 2009. Click here to read my story.

Press Bio

Kristina is the founder of the successful Bloggers Do It Better movement, and her Secrets to Successful Fashion Blogginginstallments have garnered the attention of thousands, including ELLE magazine. Pretty Shiny Sparkly has been featured in the likes of MTV Style, Glamour, Lucky Magazine, 101 Top Fashion Blogs, Style Sample Magazine, FabSugar, BellaSugar, and more. PSS reaches over 150,000 readers each month with its personal style outfits, beauty reviews and more. Kristina has personally collaborated with notable names such as Vogue, Lâncome, Revlon, Neutrogena, Cover Girl, Mikimoto, Gap, Chevrolet, Isaac Mizrahi, ABC Family, Bauble Bar, Style Mint, Kardashian Kollection, Kohl’s, Nine West, Payless, Timberland, American Express, Lands’ End, & Gucci, among others. She was also one of Avon’s official Brand Ambassadors for 2012. She is currently the Brand Ambassador for RoC® Skincare for 2015.

For more about PSS and press-related activities as well as speaking engagements, please click here.

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