Blogiversary: Cheers to 8 Years!

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My time has flown. It seems just yesterday I started this lil’ old blog and here we are 8 years later. March for me is a month of new beginnings for me. I moved to DC in March, started my yoga journey, and started this blog. March, you my dear have been good to me. […]

Reading Pretty: The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro


The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro is a charming and luscious story of one woman’s search to find herself. I was a very big fan of Tessaro’s Elegance and this book reinforces why I like her as a writer. The story takes place in beautiful cities around the world – New York, Paris, Monte Carlo, […]

TokyoMilk ~ Dark: Tainted Love Perfume

Tainted Love

TokyoMilk’s Dark Tainted Love Parfum is a lovely and sexy scent waiting for you to purchase it. It has all the fragrance notes that makes this beauty girl’s heart beat faster and faster. Notes of dark vanilla bean, orchid, white tea and sandalwood work together to bring a unique scent. I’m a little bias. I […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Big 4-0: Bonne Anniversaire to Moi

This is 40 baby

Wow. That’s what I thought when I woke up this morning. I’m 40. I’m happy and there are no words to explain this joy. It seems in our culture youth is glorified and growing older is frowned upon. Well, guess what? Screw that! I am happy about 40. What’s not to love? It is time […]

Skin, An Apothecary Soy Body Whip Has Whipped Me Good

Skin, An Apothecary Soy Whip

I was intrigued by the name Skin, An Apothecary when Iris contacted me about trying the line. The name was different and so was the history. It was started by Iris’s aunt Candace. The idea of a niche family beauty business peaked my interest and I knew that I wanted Skin, An Apothecary products in […]

Notes of Cabernet Fragrance

Kelly Jones Notes of Cabernet

I have gone from sipping Cabernet to now wearing it. Seriously. When I first heard about these wine inspired fragrances I had to investigate. Thanks to Kelly & Jones collection of wine-inspired scents I’m now wearing my cocktail. The scents were created after a visit to Napa for wine tasting. If you’ve never been to […]

Strange Invisble Perfumes ~ Prima Ballerina

SI Perfume Prima Ballerina

I think most girls are obsessed with ballerinas. It starts early. Ballerinas are enchanting. My fascination started when my dad took me to my very first performance of the Houston Ballet’s Nutcracker. Year after year this was my birthday “date” with dad. As a young adult I saw Lauren Anderson as the Sugar Plum Fairy […]

Bali James Geishā Body Oil


I’m blessed to test, slather, rub, and try beautiful creations. It’s even better when they are created by smart, engaging and talented women. I call these “Women Who Create the Pretty.” The latest in my beautiful beauty world is Bali James Geishā Body Oil. Bali has created an extraordinary body oil that I can’t get […]