Month: December 2009

MAC All Ages, All Races, All Sexes Swatches

When I first heard about MAC’s upcoming All Ages, All Races, All Sexes collection, I got really excited. I immediately loved the idea of a “multi-culti color story” – and knew that a vast majority of these gorgeous, nude/neutral products would find its way into my own beauty arsenal.

The release date for All Ages, All Races, All Sexes is January 7, 2010…though, like most MAC collections, it will probably be available a few days in advance. I got my hands on some early samples (MAC sent them for me to review), and the shades are so beautiful in person. The images and press release I had previously seen didn’t do them justice.

When the collections comes out, I’ll be picking up one or two of the lipglasses. I’m a sucker for MAC lipglass and these frosty neutrals look Rihanna approved.

So, without further ado, here are some swatches and close-up product pics from All Ages, All Races, All Sexes.


Here’s my favorite product of the bunch – Eye Shadow in Banshee (dirty taupe with frost and sparkle diamond cluster – lustre).


Here’s Banshee again…this time, with flash.


Left to right: Impeccable Brow Pencil in Dirty Blonde (cool light brown); Penultimate Brow Marker; Brow Set in Mink (dirty brown)


Eye Shadow in Showstopper (deep blackened brown – matte) and Pigment in Rich Life (dark cool brown with silver pearl – frost)


Close up of Pigment in Rich Life


Lipstick in 5N (plumy sheer brown – lustre) and Myself (creamy pale yellow beige – lustre)


All Ages, All Races, All Sexes swatches (no flash)
Left to right: Penultimate Brow Marker; Impeccable Brow Pencil in Dirty Blonde; Brow Set in Mink; Eye Shadow in Showstopper and Banshee; Pigment in Rich Life; Lipstick in 5N and Myself


All Ages, All Races, All Sexes swatches (with flash)

For more info about the All Ages, All Races, All Sexes collection, click here.
by // Comments Off on MAC All Ages, All Races, All Sexes Swatches

Stock Up: Spanx On Sale at Rue La La!

Your resolution for 2010 is to whittle your middle, lose the love handles, and get rid of some extra junk in your trunk. I commend you on your goals and wish you much luck. I believe in you. But…just in case your lofty aspirations fall flat around January 15th, I’ve got a great plan B for you!

Rue La La has Spanx on sale! You’re gonna buy them anyway (a woman, regardless of size, can never have too many), so you might as well get them on sale. Right?

Here’s your Rue La La invite. Happy shopping!

by // Comments Off on Stock Up: Spanx On Sale at Rue La La!

DiorShow Extase Mascara Is Here To Pump You Up!

Without cosmetic help, my lashes are pretty much nonexistent. They are so stumpy and sparse, I don’t know why they even bother showing up. So when I’m in the market for a new mascara, I’m not satisfied with one that merely lengthens or volumizes. I only add a mascara to the collection if it delivers both…and if, in the immortal words of L.L. Cool J, it’s “doin it and doin it and doin it well.”

Recently, the beautiful folks at Dior sent me their newest mascara – DiorShow Extase – to try on for size. And let me tell you…not only is this getting added to the Spoiled Pretty collection, it’s going in heavy rotation. This mascara performs so well, it’s enough to make ole L.L. lick his lips. Allow me to describe what the latest DiorShow is working with…

First, Extase gave me lash volume where none existed. Dior chalks it up to “spherical-shaped Black Pearl Pigments create a 3D volume effect and the exclusive Metamorphosis Powders expand in size by up to 50% after application.” Now, I don’t know nuthin’ about no special pigments and powders…but I will say that the ingredients in their magical mascara formula fatten the lashes quite nicely. In fact, Extase pumps up the volume so well, it made me think of the old SNL skit Hans and Franz. If those two quit bodybuilding and got into the cosmetics game, this might be the mascara they’d concoct.


Lashes with DiorShow Extase (left); nekkid lashes (right)

Though Dior doesn’t really advertise this, Extase does a fantabulous job of lengthening and curling lashes. I was actually more impressed with this than its volumizing abilities. It took even my tiniest baby lashes and transformed them into long and lithe versions of their former selves. As I type this, the lashes on my right eye (I left my left eye bare, to act as a control) are brushing against the lenses of my glasses.

Even after it dries, the formula is extra dark and glossy. My eyelashes are naturally black, and I noted how inky and lush Extase made my lashes look. So I can imagine that you gals with light lashes are really going to love it. It also wears very well; it doesn’t flake or smudge. And the few times I absentmindedly rubbed at my eyes, it didn’t do anywhere.

Finally, Dior promises that Extase’s SR38 Patented Ceramid helps to reconstruct damaged lashes and promotes stronger and fuller lashes. I’ve only been using it a few days, so I can’t say if there’s any truth to that claim. But even if it doesn’t rebuild and strengthen your fringe, its aforementioned perks are well worth the price of admission ($28).

Right now, DiorShow Extase Mascara is a Sephora exclusive, and only available to Beauty Insiders. The rewards program is free, so why not sign up?

by // Comments Off on DiorShow Extase Mascara Is Here To Pump You Up!

Demitasse Jewelry Giveaway Winners!

Forgive me for being so tardy with this announcement. Big congratulations to Leah Nollenberger, Nicole Ordonez and Layla Rivera.

These lucky ladies have won a fangtastic necklace from Demitasse’s limited edition, “The Vampire Chronicles” jewelry collection, inspired by New Moon.

The DemiVamp necklace is made of pewter and comes in three colors (Ancient Brass, Silver Bullet, and Rose Heart) with matching 30″ cable chains. It features a size 9 ring of fangs and a bullet tip center.

Many thanks to Demitasse Jewelry for sponsoring the contest. And stay tuned for Spoiled Pretty’s next giveaway announcement!

by // Comments Off on Demitasse Jewelry Giveaway Winners!

1 2 3 15