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Hello! I’m Sami Jo Jensen, writer & sole proprietor of Poor & Pretty.

I like dancing in the shower and attempting to sing show tunes in my car. I love baking and eating cupcakes, drinking tea, and crafting. Poor & Pretty is my lifestyle blog and small bath & body business.

As a recent college graduate, I balance many things: living frugally, a fondness for offbeat fashion, an obsession with beauty products, a love for all things DIY, and a reverence for independent artists & entrepreneurs. I have written about all of these things {and more!} since 2009.

Upon its one year blog-iversary, Poor & Pretty branched into a home-based cosmetics company in late 2010. Bath Sweets & Body Treats by Poor & Pretty is my line of handmade, sweets-themed bath & body products. The current lineup includes the signature Cupcake Soaps, plus bath bombs {Bath Truffles}, lip balm {Coco Balm}, a body butter/solid lotion {Coco Body Balm}, and whipped soap {Jars of Frosting}. They are vegan, and formulated without toxic chemicals found in most beauty products. Read more here and check out my Etsy shop.

Thanks for reading Poor & Pretty!
xoxo, Sami.