#ASKPSS: Couples Edition

My husband, affectionately referred to as “HB” since this blog’s incarnation, graciously agreed to a Couples version of my #ASKPSS series. Thank you to all of you who have subscribed to my YouTube channel–wow! You are so amazing and your kind comments warm my heart and soul after a long day in the hospital working. Absolutely adore you all. Read & Comment →


My Updated Haircare Routine

Lately I’ve been trying a new thing with my haircare routine and I thought I would share it with you, in case you happen to be one of those unlucky women cursed blessed with fine, limp hair like mine. Warning, this is NOT for thick or very dry hair! I use this shampoo and this conditioner, but I’m not sure you actually need this particular set- just a nourishing, hydrating, sulfate-free set will do the trick just fine. Let me know how it works for you! What do you think? Any hair care tips you’d care to share with us?


LUSH Haul Video

I had a little too much fun at my local LUSH store this weekend. For the uninitiated, LUSH is a handmade bath and body product company. Everything is made fresh (and thus, has an expiration date). You even can see who made your particular product for you!


Too Faced Holiday Palettes

Click on for the video review, links, and the winner of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette giveaway!


Black. White. Skulls.


Blog Birthday, October Favorites, & Gidget

Today marks my blog’s 4th birthday. Hard to believe that for four years I’ve kept up one single hobby! And turned it into a business! My how time flies when you’re having fun. I hope you’ve been having fun, too. I wish I had a screenshot of Pretty Shiny Sparkly’s original design…boy that was aRead & Comment →


Review: Emma Hardie Amazing Face Cleansing Balm

I’ve long been interested in cleansing balms this year, and this particular cleansing balm has always been on my mind. I finally bit the bullet, tracked it down (it’s remarkably hard to find online if you’re not British) on Feel Unique and within a week it was at my doorstep ready to melt off theRead & Comment →


Meet Gidget

You’ll have to excuse the absence of any beauty or style related post this weekend. We got a new puppy! It’s been about 11 months since we lost Winnie, and our hearts are finally ready and open to inviting another little bundle of furbaby joy into them. Instead of outfit shoots and beauty product testing,Read & Comment →


Bloggers Do Winter Coats Better


Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

I have been dying to try the Hourglass Ambient Lighting powders for some time now, but hadn’t gotten around to it until my inbox tickled me with an exciting release: a new Ambient Lighting Palette, featuring a new, never-released shade, enticingly called “Incandescent Light”. Along with Dim Light and Radiant Light, and the 5ml freebieRead & Comment →


The Cusp

Zara wool coat, Tsubo “Leonie” boots c/o, H&M shirt, French Connection leggings, Banana Republic sunglasses c/o (similar), 3.1 Phillip Lim mini pashli bag