Desktop Background May 2010

May 2010 Desktop Calendar PSS
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Yuki Minami – Featured Artist May 2010

Yuki lives in Nagoya, Japan. His illustrations are drawn mainly with pure watercolor. He is fond of drawing fashionable works such as women, interiors, or other lifestyle pieces, with a delicate touch. Visit his website for more information.

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PSS April 2010

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PSS April 2010

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“Miss March” in Pink, by artist Yasuko Makino for Pretty Shiny Sparkly: please right-click and hit “save as…” 1440 x 900

“Miss March in White, illustrated by artist Yasuko Makino for Pretty Shiny Sparkly: please right-click and hit “save as…” 1440 x 900

Yasuko Makino – Featured Artist March 2010


  1. 12.19.2012 / 11:00 pm

    Wonderful, I graduated from the school across the street! 😉

  2. Alex of Bronzed Sundaze
    12.25.2012 / 10:37 pm

    Hi Kristina! I’m so happy I found your blog. I’ve just been accepted to medical school and will start in a few weeks. I love blogging and am so happy to know there are physicians out there that do this too!

    XO Alex

    • 01.06.2013 / 10:53 pm

      Congratulations on your acceptance, that is awesome! Best of luck to you!

  3. Ltucker619
    01.23.2013 / 10:32 am

    Just found your blog through you tube videos! Can’t wait to explore! Tears about your brother, so sorry.

  4. Ruth Martin
    02.04.2013 / 1:24 pm

    Hi Kristina
    My name is Ruth and I am one of the co-founders of a new social network website that is going to be launched on the 9th February called Outfit Hive. Go to
    I am getting in touch with you as I saw your blog whilst searching on the internet. Our website is going to be a website where you can upload your style and browse other peoples too. You will be able to connect with people all over the world and search for outfit inspiration from people who are your own size and who share similar tastes.
    We are looking for people to join the website prior to the launch date by filling in a few details and sending over some photos for their profile.
    If you are interested please get in touch as soon as possible…as it will be on a first come basis.
    We have a facebook page that has just been set up-so if you go to it you will be able to read more there.
    OH! Director

  5. lippylash
    05.18.2013 / 4:17 am

    I looked about 10 min to find the follow button (just a tip, make it mare noticeable and you will have more followers! (I have way less followers so this is totally no critique but just because your blog is amazing I think it would be a shame people missing out on it because of not finding the follow button ;))

  6. 11.06.2013 / 1:50 pm

    I’ve only recently discovered your blog and I love it! Who doesn’t love a little sparkle?

    P.S. If you love British tea, you should try the brand Yorkshire Tea (and I’m not just saying that because I’m from Yorkshire!)

  7. Emily Ameel
    11.20.2013 / 6:11 pm

    I just came across your blog! You are so very inspiring! My utmost goal is to become a physician, and I also love fashion/beauty!

  8. 12.23.2013 / 3:47 pm

    Hi Kristina, I found your blog from another fashion blogger franish. I am MD/PhD student and blogger (sort of it is my way of procrastinating) and so excited to find med-blogger people. Love your youtube videos too. I tried a youtube a couple of years ago and sort of gave up on it because I always needed to film during night then lighting and such required more money and I am too poor right now lol. Anyways I am so excited to watch your videos and follow your blog.

  9. Jasmine
    01.28.2014 / 7:24 pm

    I came across your blog from Elle Fowler when she was talking about your review on a day planner. I am so glad I did. You are absolutely fabulous!! And as a fellow resident physician (but in pediatrics in Texas) I further respect how you are able to do this and still take call/manage a crazy MD schedule. More power to you. I have definitely shared your blog with my coresidents so know that you have several new resident followers from Texas!

    • 01.28.2014 / 8:00 pm

      Aren’t you the sweetest!! Thank you! Where in Texas? I’m based in Houston.

  10. Lucia
    03.10.2014 / 3:57 pm

    Ah yay, I’m so glad that I found your blog! I’m hopefully going to medical school in september if i make my offer, and I was wondering whether I would still be able to run my fashion blog or not. But this has made me feel much better about it! Have you found that it’s impacted your job at all? x

  11. Charnelle
    05.11.2014 / 4:49 am

    I am an aspiring medical student in my “gap year” and stumbled upon your blog about “how to start a fashion blog.” It’s fate I tell ya. I wanted to search for a creative outlet to express myself, something different from science. I would always reward myself a shopping trip after a killer science exam. This is just the inspiration I needed.

  12. Zee
    12.01.2014 / 12:16 am

    Hello Kristina, I watch all your YouTube videos and I love your review pretty much about everything. I like your style of reviewing fashion stuff. I simply love your monthly favorites Vids. .. I simply love love love watching your vids. Keep rocking girl. You doing the best. Love. Z

  13. Deb
    12.27.2014 / 5:12 pm

    Whoa! Just stumbled upon your blog from a pin. I read your brother’s story-what a loving sister you are. Much success to you-you are authentic and really give a fresh perspective on the perception that most blond/blue eyed girls are shallow-not you my dear! Keep smiling. Love your videos.

  14. disqus_CNu4R1Jygt
    04.05.2015 / 1:25 pm

    For some reason I am not able to read your story, it goes to a page that states a fatal error, whatever that means. But I’m just here to look around.

  15. Parsa
    04.27.2015 / 5:02 am

    Hello Kristina,
    I LOVE what you are doing! I am a PGY2 resident doctor. Make up / fashion has always been my passion besides medicine and it makes me SO HAPPY to see that you can do BOTH. I’ve discussed with my husband and close friends about opening a make up / fashion inspired youtue channel but I am often scared that my work commitments will hold me from putting in 100% into that. But I don’t know how you do it (maybe I need to ditch IM and join anesthesiology), seriously. You are truly an inspiration…