Color Me Wonderful, Part 1

Last week I was contacted about this awesome, awesome promotion that a major, pretty–well, awesome–brand is doing, and after hearing all about it, and the sweet treats my readers will get as a result, I couldn’t say no.*

But first things first: on August 15th, an Australian indie pop band called Strange Talk is releasing a new music video on YouTube. The big deal? You can click and shop on things from the video. This technology blows my mind–it is going to change the face of videoblogging forever. No more providing links in the sidebar–as you will see with this music video’s launch, it will be point, click, and shop! The best part is, you’ll get them for free while supplies last.

I’ll be sure to post about the video some more and let you know when to check it out to win this free stuff. Or, you can RSVP for the music video’s launch at But the best part is, I’ve got a whole set of these treats:

…For you! Why yes, that is a spiffy iPod Nano…and a pair of brand-new Ray-Ban Wayfarers…and a gorgeous tribal print scarf, neon pink tights (so fun!!), and pretty pink tee. And just how fun are these striped socks?! I’m already dreaming up fun ways to use these items to inject color into my outfits.

So as part of this fun and exciting opportunity, keep an eye out for these posts, which I’ve nicknamed “Color Me Wonderful” so you’ll be able to easily pick them out when they show up. Next up I’ll be giving away one very fabulous item to a lucky reader, so stay tuned! Giveaways are few and far between on Pretty Shiny Sparkly – because when I do them, I like to go all-out! And a spiffy pair of Ray-Bans or an iPod Nano is pretty luxe, is it not?

*As a professional blogger, I was compensated for this collaboration. Do you work for free? Heck no! Read more about my policies below ↓

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  1. 08.08.2011 / 4:12 pm

    Talk about going all out! This sounds like an amazing giveaway you have coming up. I'm in love with that tribal print scarf… the colors are amazing. Now I'm going to check out this Strange Talk video that you mentioned. (:

  2. 08.08.2011 / 4:13 pm

    Owow, awesome goodies! Can't wait to see what you'll be selecting for the giveaways…this sneak peek is wayyyy too enticing for words…especially with all the summer colors!

    Love that you take the time and effort to clarify that you support and hand-select all your sponsorships Kris…integrity is key in selecting which bloggers I follow! Thanks for all your hard work babe!

    p.s. Signed up for BDIB at the arm party challenge…can't wait to get another party started!


    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

    • 08.08.2011 / 4:38 pm

      Thank you Julie – It is great seeing how my hard work at maintaining transparency with you guys is appreciated. Thanks so much!! 🙂

  3. 08.08.2011 / 4:20 pm

    I'm so pumped! And who cares if you get paid! Anyone who gets upset about that is just jealous ;). You've got a big weddin' coming up any extra cash is fantastic.

    • 08.08.2011 / 4:38 pm

      …WORD!!! Thanks MG! I thought I'd add that in there too so people know that they don't have to promote companies for free. We work hard, play hard, we should get paid, gosh darnit! 🙂 We just have to stick to our guns.

  4. 08.08.2011 / 4:50 pm

    your blog has been THE inspiration behind changing my blog from a personal diary to a full fledged lifestyle blog.the whole idea of monetizing the blog also came from you..I owe so much for my blog to you!!
    as for giveaways i never it the blog ones or in real life.I will enter anyway.because life is all about taking chances.

    you rock!

  5. 08.08.2011 / 8:27 pm

    Nice giveaway and it is refreshing to see bloggers that are open about their compensation. I disclose everything, even if I just got something at a discount!

  6. 08.08.2011 / 9:50 pm

    EEEKK! My heart just skipped a beat! I can't wait for this superb giveaway! The items are truly amazing! I hope its open internationally though :)I'm interested to see the Strange Talk video, super! – Mar

  7. 08.09.2011 / 12:31 am

    I can hardly wait.


  8. 08.09.2011 / 3:24 am

    wow, that new technology sounds like something great. Can't wait to see that!! And the prizes are of course awesome! It's good that you don't do this for free, something important as you provide them with marketing and all.

  9. 08.09.2011 / 7:12 am

    Fantastic! Big congtrats to you. I love seeing how successful and yet how very real and personal other bloggers are. Oh and the giveaway looks pretty fantastic too 🙂

  10. 08.09.2011 / 9:06 am

    That giveaway is F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S!!!! Thanks for taking YOUR time to make things great for US! And you should definitely be compensated for your time – it's a precious commodity! We have less of it as life gets busier.

    Thanks for the heads up on the Strange Talk video. That's crazy technology!

    xo, sam

  11. 08.09.2011 / 10:28 am

    OMg! SO pumped for this giveaway! I'll take any of those items! PS: Make that money!! lol. You obviously have put in valuable time fot his blog! You deserve it!

  12. 08.09.2011 / 11:44 am

    This is like eye candy to my hungry little eyes! Can't wait to see what your up to with these goodies… JB.

  13. So Chic Bizarre
    08.09.2011 / 1:22 pm

    Cool Stuff!!!

  14. 08.09.2011 / 2:31 pm

    What a beautiful array of goodness! One of my favorite exclamations is "color me happy," but I may borrow your "color me wonderful" on occasion. 🙂

  15. 08.09.2011 / 5:24 pm

    I can't wait to find out about this video, it sounds awesome if you can click in the video itself.

  16. 08.09.2011 / 5:59 pm

    this looks like a really fun collaboration Kristina! excited to see/hear more 🙂
    being able to click on items directly in videos will definitely change video-blogging, especially for beauty gurus who review products in their vids!

  17. 08.10.2011 / 1:49 am

    You go girl! More power to ya for the sponsorships! If it helps the continuation of this awesome blog, why worry about it…?
    I am lusting after that scarf though, so I may be biased!

  18. 08.10.2011 / 7:05 am

    I love tall socks. Get some Juicy Couture ones and tuck them into knee boots:))))

  19. 08.10.2011 / 2:46 pm

    Wow, what an amazing give away! Fingers crossed for good luck my way (sorry girls, I want those Ray-Bans! And hey, if anyone has a problem that you are getting paid, don't sweat it. You put a lot of hard work into PSS and deserve some compensation for it, plus you have your wedding coming up! I say, good for you!

  20. 08.11.2011 / 2:38 pm

    I agree totally for getting paid for hard work you do. I "work" as a freelancer in several areas, and stupidly I always agree to work for free, because well we kind of know each other so… but at the end I only come as a weak person who can be stepped on. silly me. but we learn while we live, right? hopefully I will learn someday too…

    anyways, I love love these items, and hope international readers will be able to participate too.

    And that video-shoping project… really mind blowing and I can't wait to see how that works. It sounds so amazing and it is pretty awesome to "be around" when such changes and revolutions are happening…



  21. 08.11.2011 / 3:32 pm

    how lovely! you're too sweet! 😉

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