Happy Birthday to Me and Thankful for Another Year

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As I have gotten older I realize the years seem to speed buy. When I was a kid it seemed as though I would never be an adult. I know you understand. It’s like where has the time gone. I’m thankful for another year full of love, laughter, fun, travel, and beauty. I start my calendar [...]

This Beautimous Life: May 31, 2013


The year is flying by so fast. It’s like I blinked and it’s June. I am so excited for summer and I don’t mind the heat. At all. I can’t complain about the heat because I will take 90 degrees and humid over 20 degrees and freezing. I am excited to be traveling home to [...]

Reading Pretty: The Honest Life by Jessica Alba

The Honest Life

Happy first day of April! Where did the first three months of the year go? It seems to have flown by. It’s also “green month.” I’m in a constant battle of wanting to be more eco-friendly so I plan to feature some green items that I am currently loving for the month. It’s my last [...]

The Face Game Change With Olay Pro-X Even Skin Tone

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I admit I was a skeptic. I have been fortunate to be blessed with good genes and a desire to take care of my skin like it’s my job. As I’ve gotten older it takes way more work for the body and definitely the face. If someone had told me I would be using a [...]

Happy Anniversary All About the Pretty

Oh Ma Beaute

If time flies when you have fun, then it has been a blast over the past 7 years. Yes, 7. Seriously. Where did those seven years go? There have been ups and downs, but I wouldn’t change a thing. Everything is a lesson. From the first blog post I wanted to write about my life [...]

{Talk to Pretty to Me} Briar from Marble & Milkweed

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Talk Pretty to Me is a series dedicated to women who create pretty things. As a lifelong beauty junkie I have always been interested on how women use their talents, creativity, and time to create items I want to buy, use, and recommend. I always say “beauty is a lifestyle, not just a product” and [...]

Olay Pro-X Even Skin Tone: 4-Week Challenge

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When the lovely people at Olay approached me about participating in a 4-week skin routine challenge I was intrigued. The catch? To use the Olay Pro-X Even Skin Tone regimen morning and night. I can do this I told myself. I think. I am constantly trying products, but with that comes some really crazy skin [...]

Nailing It With Estee Lauder Spring 2013 Pure Color

Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Color

Who’s ready for Spring? I am and I am waiving both hands with newly lacquered nails from Estée Lauder. Today is a dreary day here in the Washington, DC area. It’s cold, rainy, and the type of weather for sitting on the couch sipping tea, reading a good book or watching Downton Abbey on my [...]

Destination Pretty: I’m Leading My First Beauty Tour of Paris

Arc de Triomphe

I fell in love with Paris the first time I visited. It was the long lunches, the extra long dinners with stimulating conversations, and the food. It’s the je ne sais quoi. It is hard to explain. You have to go to fully understand what no book, blog, or photo can truly show. I always [...]

All About the Pretty’s New Addition: Podcast


After months and Sundays as my grandmother used to say, I have decided to step out the box. Over the past few years people have encouraged me to switch things up and to add a new component to the blog. Well, at the yoga and art journal retreat I realized it was time to kick [...]

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