The Girl Behind The Blog


About Me

Kara Ferguson (formerly Manos) has been a self-diagnosed beauty junkie since she first became tall enough to sift through her mother’s vanity. By day, she’s a marketing manager for a leading provider of niche information and business guidance to healthcare practices. By night, she’s a beauty blogger testing up to 30 products a week and reviewing them for beauty junkies and newbies alike. Kara is a former assistant editor for Capitol File Magazine. Kara has also contributed to online publications such as and Refinery29 DC, and print publications like DC Modern Luxury, Washington Life and Bethesda Magazines, to name a few. A graduate from Towson University with a degree in journalism and new media, Kara resides in Columbia, Md with her husband and sweet Persian cat.


About The Blog

Politics of Pretty is a DC beauty blog dedicated uniting the most bitter political foes over makeup, hair, skin, and nails. Byrdie Beauty named Politics of Pretty a top ten beauty blog to bookmark.

Photo credit: Dominique Fierro


  1. guiom zarka

    Dear Kara,

    First let me congratulate you for My name is Guiom and I am co owner of a new and upcoming Hair Care line and Hair Salons in California and Arizona area.

    Our products had been created by professionals, my two partners had been in this industry for years, working with the most famous celebrities.
    On my side, i do have an experience on manufacturing what people need.
    We heard, listened to our clients, and we came up with the most amazing Hair Care Line : ‘’Beauty With a Twist’’. All our products are 100% made in California, all are animal cruelty free, our shampoos, conditioner, mask and shine therapy are organic certified, and paraben and sulfate free. And so far i understood, your background in the « Hair World » will help you to see all the work we have done.

    Dear Kara, i would like you to play, test, have fun with our products in order for you to realize how cool they are. Today we are supported by our fans, followers, and we would like you to be part of it.

    I saw that you are based in Los Angeles, so are we. Let s be crazy and make it happen!

    Au revoir,


  2. Arianna Megaro

    Hi There!

    I’m the founder of BlokRok and The Bottle Rok-It, applicators for sunscreen and lotions. These applicators eliminate the mess, waste and tedium usually associated with putting on lotion.

    We are gearing up for our first launch this spring and I would love to have a chance to speak with you about working together on a post for She’s In The Glow, or to learn more about other advertising opportunities that you may offer!

    I would be happy to send samples or more information upon request.

    Looking forward to hearing from you!

  3. Maria Ng

    Dear Kara,

    I’d like to introduce, an exciting e-tailer with deals and great savings for common everyday products through convenient bulk ordering. Ordering in bulk saves the shoppers money and also provides convenience of not running out of everyday items. I think your readers will find our site very exciting! is a subsidiary of a well reputed U.S. wholesaler of brand name personal, health, beauty, kitchen tools and home care products. Over the last 25+ years, we have developed exceptional relationships with companies including Procter & Gamble, Colgate-Palmolive, Johnson & Johnson and Dial Corporation. These relationships provide us with exceptional buying power. Through, we are able to pass on the price benefits of these relationships to retail customers. Our retail prices almost always beat those of warehouse clubs and other online stores. And our case sizes are sensible. All of our shipping is free. No minimum purchase required.

    In the next few months, be unveiling an exciting, new Website, including at multiple savings-and-storage-smart case sizes per item.

    We are offering bloggers who help disseminate our message and savings by rewarding them with $35 of store credit to be used for any products they like. We are also offering to let your followers join our giveaways with our Freebie Friday Raffles. We are offering an affiliate program where you can make a commission and your followers are offered additional discounts.

    Please let us know if you are interested in collaborating with us.


  4. Vishaka Robinson

    Hi Kara,

    Hope you are really well. This is Vishaka (I worked with you when I was beauty Editor at Niche) I’m working on a DC beauty story for a conde nast contract publishing and thought of you straight away – I’d love to quote you as one of our DC experts. My deadline is end of the week though. Could i get your email so i can whiz over some questions? Thanks so much! Vishaka x

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