Posts by Allyn Lewis

SHOP: Vienna Victoria [Jewels with Glam]

Ladies, how many times have you lost your beloved lipstick, accidentally left it at home before heading out for your big date, or realized your favorite tube of gloss doesn’t fit in your little wristlet? Well… Vienna Victoria offers a fabulous, functional, and fashionable solution. Combining jewelry and makeup, this is the must-have luxury fashion accessory of the year!  Advertisement V & V offers a line of jewelry designed with a secret “Vanity Vault” that holds a mirror and one gorgeous lip color. No matter where your busy life takes you, you’ll always have fast access to your lip-wear. For all of you super-busy gals (especially those of us in the fashion and/or PR businesses), there is finally an accessory that can multi-task like we do. V&V Jewelry is designed with yellow, white, rose, and black gold over bronze compacted with lipstick luxuries and made with Swarovski Elements. And just when you thought it

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REVIEW: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eye Liner

How embarrassing is it when you run around all day, finally have a minute to pee, look in the bathroom mirror and realize you rubbed off half your eye liner on one eye! Ugh!  Not to worry ladies – stila cosmetics has solved the problem: Ever since my ballerina days when we used to use jet black liquid eye liner to draw half-inch wings off our eyes before going on stage, I’ve always steered away from liquid eye liner. But, when I received this stila liquid eye liner in a swag bag during my trip to New York Fashion Week, I decided I’d give it a try.

Blinged-Out Buys from Pink Sugar Crystals

Every girl can use some more SPARKLE in her life! Pink Sugar Crystals creates custom-designed and handcrafted products for her and the home that add a little bling to your everyday style. From phone cases, pet accessories, jewelry and more, Pink Sugar Crystals, check out some of my favorites!  PS – Check out my custom-designed phone case by Pink Sugar Crystals inspired by my trip to New York Fashion Week at the end of the post! Bling to boost any room! Fleur de Lis Classic Knobs – you can update any Furniture, Cabinets, Etc..

An Evening Filled with Fashion & Fantasy

I know, I know, I’ve been slacking on my blog posts, but that’s only because so many exciting things have been happening with Pretty Living PR! As a prime example, this past Tuesday we held a glamorous event filled with Fashion and Fantasy to launch the second issue of Pretty Living Magazine.  The sparkling evening, benefitting Make-A-Wish®, was held at Perlé in Market Square. We packed the venue with celebrity guests, shopping vendors, paparazzi, and other fabulous attendees. Take a look at some of my favorite moments from the event: First things first, as a former ballerina, I cannot get over the lavender tutu custom designed for me by Tidal Cool Creations. How stunning is this? 

Beauty Buys: Cutie Pitutie

How often do you come across a healthly, skin-loving, zero-calorie cupcake? If you’re thinking ‘never,’ then boy do I have a surprise for you!        Being a PR gal, I have a soft spot for small businesses. Especially ones that involve anything pink, sweet, and/or girlie…       One day, while doing my usual Facebook perusing looking for other businesses to connect with, I came across the Cutie Pitutie Bath and Body page. Then, a special sort of cupcake caught my eye.

Fashionably Fit with Dona Jo Fitwear

ATTENTION LADIES: No more frumpy t-shirts at the gym, or boring athletic gear. There has finally been a fusion between fashion and fitness! It’s about time… After going gaga over these fitness pieces last month at the Bikini’s & Martini’s event, I was certain I needed to find out more about Dona Jo Fitwear! A few weeks ago, I stopped by to chat with the mastermind behind the new brand, Ashley Ferraro. You know that amazing feeling when you put on a new dress, walk about the door, and feel like you can conquer the world? Well, Dona Jo Fitwear incorporates exactly that, but instead into working out and being fit!   Ashley’s inspiration for her one size fits most (women’s sizes 0-12) fitwear was sparked on a trip to Brazil about five years ago. Dona Jo Fitwear incorporates the fun colors, unique prints and different textures of Brazilian fitness clothing mixed into the traditional

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My Hott Addiction – Yoga to Relieve Headaches

Prior to last summer, I had struggled with chronic headaches every hour of every day for almost six years. After endless attempts with various medications, doctor and specialist appointments, lots of blood-work, alternative medicine adventures, and ER visits accompanied by pain, tears and frustration, I had finally come to the conclusion that I would be facing daily headaches around the clock for the rest of my life.  Then, one day last summer, a friend asked me to tag along with her to a hot yoga class (yoga in a room typically somewhere between 95-105 degrees Fahrenheit-sounds like a blast right?). I had taken yoga classes in the past, so I figured I’m sure hot yoga will be just as easy. The first five minutes were wonderful – child’s pose, relaxing your mind and body, deep breathing, letting go of any thoughts or stresses – it was all great. However, after up gulping

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Fashion, Fire Dancers & Fast Cars, Oh My!

On Saturday, June 29th, Maniac Magazine hosted their 8th annual White Party at The Smart House on Mt. Washington. The event was sponsored by Lexus of North Hills and benefitted A Child’s Place at Mercy. Feeling like I landed in Hollywood instead of driving up the hills of Pittsburgh, this year’s white party was definitely a huge hit. My favorite part of the night? The chic fashion show with flirty styles from Jupe Boutique directed by Pittsburgh fashion blogger Stephanie Campbell from Glam and Graffiti.