a new look

After a few months of blogging we decided to take the plunge with a self hosted blog.  Of course we had to do a little sprucing up while we were at it.  Be sure to update your browsers to go to Pretty Plain Janes (www.prettyplainjanes.com).  Hope you enjoy the new look!

mint julep

The Kentucky Derby is just around the corner, what better way to celebrate than with a mint julep!  We love the idea of sipping on the traditional cocktail while playing the role of a proper socialite at the track.  Although we are not sure how proper we would last considering bourbon packs a punch – […]

spring beauty picks

Time to prep for sandals, beach days and care free style!  Here are a few of our beauty bag faves for Spring: Beach Hair –  The perks of the ocean, minus the sand and suit!  Bumble & Bumble’s Surf Spray adds volume and texture, leaving you with those sassy fun waves that you have after […]

blogs we love

This should come as no surprise – we HEART blogs! So much of our inspiration comes from amazing bloggers – their original content and impeccable writing are immeasurable but their ability to be so real is what truly brings an audience. While it would be the longest post known to man to list all our […]

water marble nail tutorial

Our friend (and Shan’s sister!) Brandy, showed us a trendy way to style our nails for spring.  Going for a monochromatic look, she demonstrated how to create marble nails using shades of teal.  A bit of a process, but simple enough that you won’t pull your hair out trying this fabulous technique! Paint a base […]