September Favorites

Hey guys! I cannot believe September is (nearly) over and we’re officially head-on into Autumn. I had a beautiful month of favorites, y’all. I (re-)discovered my favorite foundation, I’ve fallen in love with a new lip combo, and on the same day that the iPhone 6 was announced, I found out that I passed my board exam for Anesthesiology. What a spectacular month!

This month’s favorites video has some snazz and pizazz added–thanks to an investment in Final Cut Pro (gulp!). I hope you enjoy!

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Leave me a comment if you’ve read this far, incorporating the phrase, “I love cottage cheese too!” (Or you can just tell me what you’ve been loving this past month…)

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June Favorites 2014

Hey everyone! Today I’m sharing with you my June Favorites. I know it’s a little late but studying for my Anesthesiology board exam on July 29th has me completely swamped! Get ready for something exciting in August though! ;-) I’ve been loving espadrilles from Shopbop (they have a great selection) and this has been oneRead & Comment →

How to get the ultimate beachy waves with Sally Beauty & PSS! Click for the tutorial.

The Ultimate Beachy Waves with Sally Beauty

Hey everyone! Today I have a very special post for you guys. (There’s a giveaway at the end!) I’m excited to announce that I’ve partnered up with Sally Beauty (one of my fave places to shop for nail and hair supplies). The partnership will celebrate summer and in this post I’m sharing with you howRead & Comment →

How to get the ultimate beachy waves with Sally Beauty & PSS! Click for the tutorial.

Erin Condren 2014 Life Planner + Giveaway

Hey guys! It’s that time of the year again and it is Erin Condren Life Planner launch time! The new books launched on June 12th and I’m happy to say that mine has arrived safe and sound. There are a few new features, and of course, the things we know and love from last year’sRead & Comment →

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Naturally Brightening Skincare Review

Hey guys! Today I wanted to share with you a new skincare range that comes from natural cosmetics brand Burt’s Bees. Not only have I been using Burt’s Bees lip balm since high school (when Accutane made my lips sore and chapped and needed constant TLC), but I’ve absolutely loved seeing how the company hasRead & Comment →

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PSS Picks: Summer

I hope you enjoyed this selection of my favorite summer picks – beauty and non-beauty related! It’s a little bit more seasonally-appropriate and it’s truly what I’m enjoying as we look ahead to summer now. To view the images and all of my comments on each item, click each picture! 

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May Favorites 2014

I had absolutely zero makeup favorites this month – hard to believe, I know. I’ve just been loving last month’s favorites so much! But I did have quite a few fragrance, skincare, and non-makeup favorites to share with you so click above to get watching! May Favorites Elizabeth & James Nirvana Black perfume Nest MidnightRead & Comment →

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What’s In My Airplane Handbag

I hope you have enjoyed PSS Travel Week here on my website! I have really enjoyed making these videos for you guys. I truly hope you’ve found something useful among them. Next up, a favorite video category of mine to search for on YouTube: travel handbag videos. I just find it so interesting to seeRead & Comment →

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What’s In My Travel Bag

The past week has been a blurry whirlwind of traveling in airplanes (and logging over 1300 miles of driving around Texas!) which definitely holds up the theme of Travel Week here on Pretty Shiny Sparkly. I hope you’ve been enjoying the series thus far. You can check out my travel-themed posts anytime over at TheRead & Comment →

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TSA Approved Beauty Essentials

Hey guys! I hope you are enjoying PSS Travel Week (#psstravelweek)! Today I’m sharing my TSA-approved beauty essentials, which includes all carry-on friendly items and liquids under 3.4 fluid ounces. For a list of what you can and cannot bring with you in your carry-on and checked luggage when traveling to or within the UnitedRead & Comment →

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My Travel Makeup Bag Essentials

HB and I are off to a sunny, hill-country-esque getaway in the middle of nowhere, in the heart of Texas Wine Country (who knew there was such a thing?) and we couldn’t be happier. Since this is the first time we’ve gone away since our cruise last September, I thought I would share with youRead & Comment →