Pretty in the City - Danielle Knox Loves to Play Pretty

Longtime Miami residents remember the stunningly gorgeous Danielle Knox from the TV news – Knox was the morning news anchor at CBS4/My33 in Miami. Even in that buttoned-up role, you could tell that Knox was a beauty with brains. When she gave birth to a beautiful baby boy in March, Knox left the limelight behind to create a beauty product brand of her very own. The brand is called Play Pretty Beauty, and it’s all about elegantly packaged, lusciously fragranced, body washes, lotions and lush creams. Danielle graciously allowed me to try some of Play Pretty’s best selling items, and I was blown away!

Play Pretty aims to alter the stereotypical view of natural-based beauty products. These aren’t gritty and they don’t smell funky. Play Pretty’s bath and body care products contain no mineral or petroleum oils, harsh detergents, drying SD alcohol or lanolin. Instead of using traditional ingredients which can be highly allergic, Play Pretty uses pumpkin seed oil to rebuild skin’s elasticity, apricot kernel oil to soften and moisturize aging skin, the renowned noni fruit for its anti-inflammatory capabilities, and almond oil to aid in moisture absorption. Some of the brand’s signature scents are just heavenly. Gingered Jasmine is a mildly spicy floral, their Celadon is zesty and refreshing, and Island Sorbet will make you smell positively edible.

My personal fave is Nohea Ani, a sophisticated, heady blend of hibiscus, muguet, violet blossoms, and luscious fruit. These scents are ideal for layering – showering with the sugar dew body wash then slicking on whipped body butter crème will ensure that heavenly scent follows you all day.

Play Pretty products can be purchased locally at any branch of GBS The Beauty Store. But on August 8 at 8 p.m., there will be a Play Pretty Night of Beauty in Davie. There’ll be acupuncture demonstrations, hair consultations, massages, makeup consultations, and lots of Play Pretty Beauty goodies available to try. RSVP to [email protected] for complete event details. And if you just feel like shopping from the comfort of your home, use Code PPBEM at checkout to receive 20 percent off your entire order. Orders over $75 receive free shipping anywhere in the United States. Visit

- Patrice Yursik

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