August Favorites

August Beauty Favorites 2014

Click here to view my latest YouTube video – my favorite beauty and non-beauty items for the month of August! I had a great time picking this month’s favorites for you guys – definitely a random assortment, heavier on the non-beauty faves this time around. But no fear–next month’s installment promises to be big on the beauty, as I’ve been testing some products out a little more rigorously than usual so I can be absolutely sure they’re up to standard (and they are).

Leave me a comment down below with your favorite beauty item of the past month. What have you been absolutely loving? Let’s have a discussion!


Gift Guide: Jewelry Lover

1. Nordstrom LusterLoc Jewelry Trunk $58 | 2. Yves Saint Laurent ‘Arty Dots’ ring $250 | 3. Ippolita Rock Candy Rosé Teardrop earrings $375 | 4. Dior Jeweled Logo Necklace $190 | 5. Elizabeth & James sterling silver knuckle ring $195 | 6. Nordstrom crystal bangles set $98 | 7. Kate Spade hinged bangle $88 | 8. David Yurman sterlingRead Post →


Announcing: PSS Mobile

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 desired (I wanted it to lookRead Post →


Velvet Melvin


Sergeant Pepper


Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers


Style Recipe: Casual Polished in a Snap




Gobble Gobble

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)?