About Palacinka Beauty Blog

What does the word Palacinka mean?
It's a thin, crepe-like pancake that is filled with soft cheeses, fruits, chocolate, etc. in most parts of central and eastern Europe. It's pronounced (PAL-A-CHINK-A), or similarly, in this part of the world as well.

OK, sounds yummy...but why is it the name of your beauty blog?
First, yes they ARE yummy...

The story is that my husband is from ex-Yugoslavia and his family gave me the nickname "Palacinka" because they had trouble pronouncing my name. 

*It's also a slang term in his town for a "pretty girl". Isn't that nice?

Hence the name for the blog...I figured even if people didn't automatically know what it meant, it still sounded really cute! (LOL)

Who's behind Palacinka Beauty Blog?
My name is Risi-Leanne Baranja and I'm the Editor-in-Chief of Palacinka Beauty Blog.  I feature the best daily picks and innovation in beauty, fragrance and health/wellness products to help take the guesswork out of buying your next beauty product!

Both Palacinka Beauty Blog and I have been featured in multiple national publications like Shape Magazine and The Los Angeles Times in addition to popular online publications like Tyra Banks' Typef.com.  Palacinka Beauty Blog was also voted one of the top 50 beauty blogs of 2011 in the world.

I have a background in beauty advertising and luxury goods marketing and also write beauty features for several other properties, including New York's Top radio station, 107.5 WBLS with my "Beauty and the Beat" feature, Juicy Magazine, StyleCaster, Style Glossy, Daily Glow and others.

If you would like to contact me for beauty writing projects, consulting or other beauty partnerships, please e-mail: rbaranja@gmail.com

For advertising, giveaways and requests for product reviews please e-mail palacinkabeauty@gmail.com

You can also follow me on twitter.