Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream Review


You know how awesome BB creams are for your face? Well, the geniuses at Jergens have harnessed the power of BB and infused it into a lotion for your body. Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream promises flawless-looking skin with 5 visible benefits in just 5 days.  But does it deliver? Watch the video to find out...   Disclosure: This post was CONTINUE READING

Laura Mercier Sale at Gilt.com


As a huge fan of Laura Mercier (I swear by the foundation primer and tinted moisturizer), I was so excited to see that Gilt.com has a nice assortment of beauty products currently on sale. There's everything from sophisticated nail polish colors and soft mineral blush to lip glaze palettes and pencil sets to create an alluring smoky eye. Oh, and CONTINUE READING

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Cover April Issue of Vogue


Welp, folks, it looks like Kanye finally wore Anna Wintour down and got his baby mama a coveted Vogue cover. So the rumors were true. There was buzz a few months back that Kim would cover the fashion bible, but then everyone assumed it would be a foreign Vogue - given Anna's alleged aversion to all things Kardashian. I CONTINUE READING

10 Beauty Products to Get You Through the Flu


Hey Guys! As you all know the weather lately has been terrible and most of us have been getting all kinds of horrible colds and the flu, as a result. This is very personal for me because I work in retail and it seems like I get one disease after the other with all of my customers constantly sneezing CONTINUE READING

OPI and Coca-Cola Partnering on Summer Nail Polish Collection


OPI is collaborating with The Coca-Cola Company this summer. Several of the The Coca-Cola Company’s most recognized brands – including Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Cherry Coke, Vanilla Coke, Sprite and Fanta – will be the inspiration for a line of OPI limited edition nail lacquers that will launch internationally in June 2014. “As the global leader in the professional CONTINUE READING

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Bloggers Take Manhattan

Posted on by daneen in Anti-Aging, Bath and Body, Lipstick, Lotion, Mascara | Leave a comment
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Please forgive me, peeps, for I have no time to do what I do.

I’m in NYC for the annual Daily Makeover Beauty Bloggerati conference – and it’s been makeup, skincare and hair 24-7. So please forgive the lack of posts lately. But while I’m on here apologizing, I might as well tell you what I’ve been up to. I’m so tired, I’m about to pass out. But here are some quick highlights…

If you haven’t tasted the crispy fried chicken, basilicious mozzarella sticks or fruit embellished fro-yo dessert at Mad For Chicken (formerly BonChon), you have not lived. Thanks for the tip, Erika.

Daily Makeover’s site is about to get a makeover. Can’t be too specific, but their new content and tools are going to blow your beauty-loving mind.

Had delish lunch at the Estee Lauder offices and finally met all of the PR girls I talk to ten times a day. All of the brands (which include an impressive lineup: MAC, Clinique, Bobbi Brown, La Mer, Tommy Hilfiger, Jo Malone, and more) are very interested in learning more about the Beauty Bloggerati and how they can better work with us.

Our Columbus Circle beauty crawl went a little like this:

kiehls+sunflower+hair+care Bloggers Take Manhattan*Fell a little more in luvre with Kiehl’s. Told everyone within earshot about my obsession with their Superbly Restorative Argan Body Lotion; I think I converted many of my fellow bloggers into fans. Then we were all introduced to Kiehl’s new Sunflower Oil hair products; the shampoo smells yummy fantastic – like fresh apricot. We also got the skinny on the new Rare Earth line, created for acne-prone and greasy gals like yours truly. They sent me home with samples, so look for reviews soon.

*Lancome is the freaking bomb. We were greeted with champagne, heavenly cupcakes and veritable wonderland of makeup. I had an opportunity to play around with their fall 2009 collection and chat up celebrity makeup artist, Andrew Sotomayor…who has the BEST SKIN EVER. No joke. You could inspect his face with a high powered microscope and not find one pore. And the kind folks at Lancome sent us all home with a bag of goodies, including the Oscillation Powerbooster mascara primer and new Hypnose Drama mascara – which, together, are TO DIE!

*L’Occitane has this amazing anti-aging skincare product, called Divine Cream, that will hit shelves September 16th. I smoothed some on my hand and the texture was truly divine. L’Occitane don’t lie.

*I wish Philadelphia had a Space NK store. Really, every city should have at least one. It smelled so damn good inside and they had some mellow Marvin Gaye on the stereo…I just didn’t want to leave. What I love about Space NK is the diverse range of brand offerings. I consider myself a beauty savant, and there were products and lines that I’ve never heard of. Can you even?

*If there’s a store where I want one of everything, it’s Fresh. I seriously don’t think you can go wrong with anything they sell. My new fave Fresh products are the Brown Sugar Body Scrub and Body Cream. It’s like a 1-2 punch to your flaky epidermis. Exfoliate with the scrub and then moisturize with the cream and you’ll swear that you got bumped to the top of the skin transplant list. The transformation is unbelievable!

Attended the What Not To Wear premiere party at the Ted Gibson Salon, to celebrate Ted’s new gig as the show’s resident hair guru. Briefly chatted up Jason Backe and congratulated him on the oodles of magazines he’s been quoted in these last few months. I love me some Ted and Jason…dolls, the both of them. They deserve all of the success coming their way.

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Me, Amber and Marta at Revlon dinner

Dinner with Revlon at Almond was ab fab. The steak frites I ordered was un(freaking)real. Plus, we got up close and personal with some of their newest products. In the middle of my meal, I applied their Colorstay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick…and it still looked perfect when I returned to my room at the ACE Hotel 2 hours later.

Okay, losing consciousness now. I’ll check in again as soon as I can. You might have to wait a lil longer than a New York minute…but it will be worth it.

BeingTRUE Giveaway

Posted on by daneen in Anti-Aging, Bath and Body, Blush, Contest, Eye Shadow, Giveaway, Lipgloss, Lipstick, Peel, Skin Care | Leave a comment

beingtrue BeingTRUE GiveawayOriginating from the spa industry in 2004, BeingTRUE pioneered the vision of offering performance products and spa services that deliver both wellness experience and dermatological results – coexisting in color cosmetics, skin and body care.

This week, Spoiled Pretty is partnering with BeingTRUE for an extra special giveaway. What makes it ab fab is that everyone is a winner!

One lucky lass will win:

* Pure Lip Color (3 shades – total retail value: $66): Get the perfect pout with creamy, full-coverage pure lip color. With hints of peppermint oil and caffeine, our lip colors accentuate the natural fullness of lips while helping to decrease fine lines. Exotic orchid extract, vitamin E and green tea add antioxidant protection while Shea butter and lotus flower extract, hydrate and soothe.

* Cream Blush (3 shades – total retail value: $66): Experience an all-natural radiant glow and a soft dewy finish with skin conditioning cream blush. Featuring castor oil and vitamin E to moisturize and protect, wear our cream blush alone for sheer color or use as a base for powder blush.

* Satin Lip Shine (3 shades – total retail value: $60): Luxe color meets sophisticated shine with satin lip shine. Created to coat with a glistening satin finish for color and depth, these lip shines contain an infusion of peppermint oil, caffeine and exotic antioxidants to accentuate the natural fullness of lips and hydrate while helping to decrease fine lines.

* Eye Shadow (3 shades – total retail value: $48): Get flirty with triple-milled eye shadow cache. Designed to enhance eyes with color and dimension, the shades are available in a range of modern colors and desirable textures – matte, natural and shimmer created with oil-free binders that inhibit shadow creasing.

* Energy Work Active Body Peel ($42): This multi-active resurfacer hits tired, dull or discolored skin below the neck to leave you feeling newborn—never scrubbed or scoured. Silken in form, it releases Salicylic Microcapsules upon massage that act quickly to reveal a smoother, younger, far fresher touch and appearance. Skin looks as alive as you feel, now energized by therapeutic essential oils that recharge.

* Moisture + Repair Anti-Aging Body Cream ($38): Formulated to dramatically boost and bind skin’s moisture to plump, smooth and soften. Rose Hip Seed Oil aids in the production of collagen while Green Tea, White Tea and Vitamin E provide antioxidant protection for a total makeover.

* Anti-Aging Youth Revealing Complex ($110): Return skin to its smoother, more youthful-looking self in a matter of weeks with the anti-aging youth revealing complex. Powered by Idebenone, a cosmeceutical and multifunctional antioxidant clinically proven to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, this revolutionary product is packed with ceramides and essential skin lipids to act as a powerful skin revitalizer. Decrease the appearance of aging- clinical studies prove visible results of 27% in just 6 weeks – without the irritation found in most active de-agers.

This BeingTrue prize package is worth a whopping $430!

If you can’t wait until next week for the winner to be announced, you’re in luck. Shop ’til you drop at beingtrue.com, and take 25% off your purchase! Simply enter SPOILEDPRETTY at checkout.

To enter the giveaway, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “BeingTRUE Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Wednesday, June 24th. One winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Thursday, June 25th, I’ll announce the winner’s name. Please, only one entry per person; duplicate entries will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. and Canadian residents.

Good luck!

Anew, I Think I Love You

Posted on by daneen in Anti-Aging, Exfoliation, Holy Grail, Skin Care | Leave a comment

Avon Anew Clinical Advanced Dermabrasion System Anew, I Think I Love YouIf you’ve been visiting Spoiled Pretty for any length of time, you know that I am an exfoliating fool. With all of the buffing and scrubbing I do, it’s a major miracle I don’t look like the Crypt Keeper by now. When it comes to exfoliation, I’m like an archeologist with ADD, relentlessly digging for buried treasure. And I’m not satisfied until my flaky façade is polished baby butt smooth.

I’ve tested an excessive amount of exfoliants, so it takes a serious scrub to even get my attention. But I recently tried a product so mind-blowing that it has my undivided attention. Avon’s Anew Clinical Advanced Dermabrasion is so rocking my world right now, I can’t even stand it.

Anew Clinical Advanced Dermabrasion is a skin system that delivers varied levels of exfoliation. The dual-barrel bottle is topped with a dial that allows you to increase the intensity of the micro-crystal formula, offering multiple strength polishing in one package.

To use, you simply apply to clean, wet skin. Starting with Level 1, use Anew Clinical Advanced Dermabrasion 2–3 times a week for 2 weeks before proceeding to the next level. After completing all 4 levels (8 weeks) stop using for 2 to 3 weeks and then start over at Level 1.

I noticed a dramatic improvement in my skin after just one use, and you know how much I enjoy immediate results. I used it before a date night dinner with Mr. Spoiled Pretty and let me tell you…my moisturizer and foundation melted onto my skin like buttah.

This is an ideal product for anyone with dry skin, rough skin texture, fine lines, enlarged pores, uneven skin tone and dark age spots.

Avon Anew Clinical Advanced Dermabrasion gets two very enthusiastic thumbs up. If you’re like me and like to scrub a dub dub it up, you must purchase this product – no ifs, ands or baby butts about it.

Congrats to Winners of the Freeze 24-7 Giveaway, Sponsored by Ideeli

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freeze+24 7+jet+set+travel+kit Congrats to Winners of the Freeze 24 7 Giveaway, Sponsored by Ideeli
Congratulations to the winners of the Freeze 24-7 Giveaway, sponsored by Ideeli:

Dana Henderson
Caroline Morin
Kristin McGregor
Ilissa Huhta
Misty Hammonds

These lucky ladies will receive a a Freeze 24-7 Jet Set Travel Kit. For out of (or in) town, this luxe travel companion carries all you need for flawless skin – instantly! The Jet Set Travel Kit includes deluxe, travel friendly sizes of five Freeze 24-7 Anti-Aging Essentials – everything you need for flawless, smooth and healthy-looking skin.

Thanks to everyone who entered. Even if you didn’t win a Jet Set Travel Kit, you’re still a winner…you’re signed up for Ideeli.com. I’m constantly blown away by their amazing sample sales and the unbelievable prices. This Thursday, Ideeli is having a Treesje handbag sale – with purses starting at $142…so you know I’m all about that!

Not a member yet? No sweat…visit Ideeli.com and enter spoiledpretty as your invite code.

Freeze 24-7 Giveaway, Sponsored by Ideeli

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freeze+24 7+jet+set+travel+kit Freeze 24 7 Giveaway, Sponsored by Ideeli
It’s a new year. It’s time for resolutions and for putting your best face forward. But too often, jam-packed schedules, daily stress and the passing of time can take a toll on your skin, making you feel less than camera-ready. Thanks to Freeze 24-7, however, this no longer has to be the case: its revolutionary patent-pending Age-Less Technology helps produce a nearly instant visible reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. These remarkable results have caught the eyes of leading beauty authorities worldwide and Freeze 24-7 has been featured in numerous magazines and television programs including Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, Lucky, Rachel Ray, Fox News and the Today Show.

With all of the accolades Freeze 24-7 has earned, Spoiled Pretty is proud to partner with Ideeli for a Freeze 24-7 Giveaway!

Five lucky winners will receive a Freeze 24-7 Jet Set Travel Kit. On the go or at home, this luxe travel companion carries everything you need for flawless, smooth and healthy-looking skin. Travel-friendly product sizes meet travel regulations, making check-in a breeze. The kit is a $75 value and includes deluxe travel sizes of five anti-aging essentials:

Anti-Wrinkle Cream: Reduces the visible appearance of fine lines and wrinkles minutes of application. Lasts up to 24 hours.

IceCream Double Scoop Intensive Anti-Aging Moisturizer: A smoothing and moisturizing complex that provides intense hydration while nourishing, firming and toning skin.

Anti-Aging Eye Serum: An eye serum that quickly and effectively removes puffiness, fine lines, dark circles and other signs of aging.

IceCrystals Anti-Aging Prep and Polish: A revolutionary resurfacing product that rejuvenates the skin while leaving a youthful, healthy glow.

Plump Lips Lip Plumper: This lip plumper quickly and dramatically plumps and moisturizes, while enhancing natural lip color.

To enter, all you have to do is sign up for Ideeli.com. Ideeli is a membership-only shopping community, and membership is free. Just click here and enter spoiledpretty as your invite code. The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, January 25th. One winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, January 26th, I’ll announce the winner’s name.

And if you can’t wait to get your hands on some Freeze 24-7, click here to shop and use coupon code “ideeli09” at checkout for 30% off any purchase through January 31st.

Good luck!

Simplest Smoky Eye: DuWop Shadowlift

Posted on by daneen in Anti-Aging, Beauty Tips, Eye Shadow | 2 Comments

duwop+shadowlift+surf Simplest Smoky Eye: DuWop ShadowliftFor the simplest smoky eye, you just need one product…DuWop Shadowlift. No brushes. No fussing. No kidding.

Just apply a small dot of Shadowlift in Surf (sheer taupe) onto the center of the eyelid. Then blend inward toward the nose, outward, and a smidge above the crease. Dab, don’t rub. And voila…a smoky eye so chic that it looks like you had help. Well, technically you did, but I won’t tell.

I’m rockin’ this look right now…and I don’t have to tell you how haute it looks. It’s just a shame that I’m wasting it sitting at my parents’ house, typing on my laptop. Anyway…

As a bonus, while you’re going about your day/night looking smokin’ hot with your simple smoky eye, Shadowlift’s anti-aging and skin perfecting ingredients are hard at work – oxygenating, nourishing and toning the delicate eyelid area.

Shadowlift’s crease-resistant formula is available in three other lovely shades: Heat (pink gold), Spirit (soft champagne) and Solé (vibrant bronze).

Available at Sephora and duwop.com.

Bioelements Sleepwear Giveaway!

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Sleepwear Bioelements Sleepwear Giveaway!
Lately, I’ve been having a little love affair with Bioelements. I am so impressed with the products’ ability to deliver on promises that I’m giving Spoiled Pretty readers an opportunity to take the brand for a test drive. This week, three of you will win Bioelements Sleepwear, an overnight rejuvenation crème.

With Sleepwear, you will experience visibly smoother, firmer skin in just one night. This miraculous overnight treatment infuses the complexion with a scientific complex of topical calcium, time-released retinol, cranberry seed oil and protein peptides. This dream team of ingredients works all night long to rebuild firming collagen and elastin, replenish antioxidants, improve moisture retention and strengthen the skin’s protective barrier layer. Plus, it blocks the production of damaging substances called “MMPs” that cause wrinkles, sags and premature aging.

This nutrient-rich night creme needs to be “friction-activated” prior to application. Which means that, before applying to face, you scoop a small amount into the palm of your hand and gently “slap” 30 times in your palm to release the active ingredients. Immediately apply onto clean, dry skin.

Sleepwear retails for $59.00 and is available at Bioelements spas nationwide.

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Bioelements Sleepwear Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, October 19th. Three winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, October 20th, I’ll announce the winners’ names. Please, only one entry per person; duplicate entries will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.



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