About Kristina

Hi, I’m Kristina, the girl behind this beauty & personal style blog, (formerly Pretty Shiny Sparkly). KristinaBraly.com is my outlet celebrating the feminine aesthetic–and a sparkly thing or two. The blog was born out of the ashes of a family tragedy (click here to read my story–I am told you will need tissues). With no background in fashion more than a tween-age obsession for fashion catalogs and magazines before the internet, I am on a mission to celebrate the “everygirl” outside of the pages of magazines. I am on a journey, exploring my own sense of personal style, and hopefully (cross my fingers!) lend some inspiration. I am by no means an expert in fashion, nor do I ever claim to be one.

I am addicted to Shellac nail polish and the smell of glossy magazines. It’s a problem. I share my home with my wonderful husband, “HB”. I’m a voracious blog & magazine reader, and watch YouTube videos in the morning while drinking British tea (PG Tips, yo).

When I’m not changing my nail polish or tottering around in heels, I’m a full time resident physician in Anesthesiology.

Feel free to check me out on Twitter, Facebook, Bloglovin’, and YouTube.

Please see this page to find out how to get in touch with me!

For a list of features, press, awards, & interviews, click here.

Kristina is the founder of the successful Bloggers Do It Better movement, and her Secrets to Successful Fashion Blogging installments have garnered the attention of thousands, including ELLE magazine. Pretty Shiny Sparkly has been featured in the likes of MTV Style, Glamour, Lucky Magazine, 101 Top Fashion Blogs, Style Sample Magazine, FabSugar, BellaSugar, and more. PSS reaches over 150,000 readers each month with its personal style outfits, beauty reviews and more. Kristina has personally collaborated with notable names such as Vogue, MANGO, Lâncome, Mikimoto, Gap, Chevrolet, Isaac Mizrahi, ABC Family, Bauble Bar, Style Mint, Kardashian Kollection, Brahmin, Kmart, Kohl’s, Nine West, Payless, Timberland, American Express, Lands’ End Canvas, & Gucci, among others. She was also one of Avon’s official Brand Ambassadors for 2012.

For more about PSS and press-related activities as well as speaking engagements, please click here.

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