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I'm home on maternity leave, so I spend an inordinate amount of time nursing my daughter, burping her and changing her diapers - all the while, watching hours of QVC. I don't know what it is, but I am mesmerized by QVC demonstrations. If I'm channel surfing and I happen to land on QVC, it's damn near impossible for CONTINUE READING

Shopbop Sale: Take Extra 25% Off


  Take an extra 25% off select sale items at Shopbop.com until Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 11:59 PST. Enter code 25EXTRA at checkout. You're CONTINUE READING

StriVectin Tightening Face Serum Giveaway


Roll back the years with the NEW StriVectin “Roll Back the Years” Firming Collection - a trio of formulas that help to improve skin’s appearance. This three-piece set, which includes the StriVectin-TL Face Serum, the StriVectin-TL Body Cream and the new QVC exclusive StriVectin-TL Neck Serum Roller, helps skin appear firmer and softer on the face, body and neck. . The StriVectin CONTINUE READING

Bath & Body Works Cooling Gel Lotion Needs A New Name


A few weeks ago, I paid a visit to my local Bath & Body Works store. I was on the hunt for a tropical-smelling body wash that wouldn't break the bank, and B&BW seemed like a good place to search. When I entered the store, I was greeted my a really nice saleswoman who asked me what I was CONTINUE READING

Laura Mercier Master Class: Makeup Bag Must-Haves in Your 30s


Every month, my girlfriends from college and I get together for dinner in the Philadelphia area. We started this tradition about two years ago, and - of course - we have a great time catching up and reminiscing!  Most of them are product-obsessed (like me), and most have been through some sort of make-up introductory when we became "of age" to wear it.  Now CONTINUE READING

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2014: 20 Can't Miss Beauty Exclusives!


The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is in full swing. July 18th through August 3rd, shoppers nationwide will participate in what has been an annual ritual since the 1960’s. Vacation days are planned around it, lines form in anticipation of it – and it’s not only for the pre-season savings on fall fashion and accessories. During the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, the Cosmetics department provides their devoted beauty customers the opportunity to scoop up unique limited-edition items from CONTINUE READING

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StriVectin Tightening Face Serum Giveaway

Posted on by daneen in Anti-Aging, Bath and Body, Contest, Face, Featured, Giveaway, Lotion, Skin Care | Leave a comment

 StriVectin Tightening Face Serum Giveaway

Roll back the years with the NEW StriVectin “Roll Back the Years” Firming Collection – a trio of formulas that help to improve skin’s appearance. This three-piece set, which includes the StriVectin-TL Face Serum, the StriVectin-TL Body Cream and the new QVC exclusive StriVectin-TL Neck Serum Roller, helps skin appear firmer and softer on the face, body and neck.

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The StriVectin “Roll Back the Years” Firming Collection includes:

  • NEW! StriVectin-TL Neck Serum Roller (1.7 oz.) – Lightweight and non-greasy, this serum helps to hydrate and smooth skin. The innovative roller application glides on smoothly and absorbs quickly. The serum is exclusive to QVC until October 31, 2014.
  • StriVectin-TLFace Serum (1.7 oz.) – This lightweight formula is a powerful serum that helps skin look firmer and also assists with improving elasticity.
  • StriVectin-TL Body Cream (6.7 oz.) – This rich, hydrating body cream helps to soften and hydrate skin. The cream also helps to reduce the appearance of crepey skin.
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The StriVectin “Roll Back the Years” Three-Piece Firming Collection debuts today (July 21, 2014) as the QVC Today’s Special Value, while supplies last. QVC features one item each day as a Today’s Special Value, which is offered at an exceptionally low price beginning midnight ET until 11:59 PM PT that day on QVC, QVC.com, the QVC apps or by calling 800.345.1515.
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The QVC one day price for the StriVectin “Roll Back the Years” Three-Piece Firming Collection (QVC item #A255889) is $124.96. With a $237 retail value, this is an great deal!
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To celebrate the exclusive launch of the Strivectin-TL Tightening Neck Serum Roller as part of the “Roll Back the Years” Collection on QVC, I’m partnering with Strivectin for a fantastic giveaway! One lucky reader will win a full-sized bottle of Strivectin-TL Tightening Face Serum (retail value: $89). Enter the contest below. The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Contest ends on Monday, July 28 at midnight. I’ll announce the winner later that day. Good luck!
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Bath & Body Works Cooling Gel Lotion Needs A New Name

Posted on by daneen in Bath and Body, Body Wash, Don't Waste Your Money, Featured, Lotion | Leave a comment

bath and body works coconut water chill shower gel Bath & Body Works Cooling Gel Lotion Needs A New Name

A few weeks ago, I paid a visit to my local Bath & Body Works store. I was on the hunt for a tropical-smelling body wash that wouldn’t break the bank, and B&BW seemed like a good place to search. When I entered the store, I was greeted my a really nice saleswoman who asked me what I was looking for. I told her I was looking for something coconutty and she recommended their new Cool Coconut Surf Shower Gel. Typically, a bottle would set you back $12.50, but since it’s new, it was only $6. It smelled good and I almost bought it…that is, until I found a bottle of Coconut Water Chill Shower Gel in the clearance bin marked down to $2.75. I liked the scent a little better and the price couldn’t be beat. CONTINUE READING

Turn Your Shower Into a Spa with Essio

Posted on by daneen in Bath and Body, Featured, Fragrance | Leave a comment

essio aromatherapy shower kit 2 Turn Your Shower Into a Spa with EssioWhat if I told you that you could turn your shower into a spa-like experience in less than 3 minutes? Well, you can with the ingenious Aromatherapy Shower Kit from Essio. The kit includes a shower head attachment device and three pods of essential oils. Here’s how it works

You clip the attachment device on the shower head. It’s adjustable and works with lots of different kinds of shower heads. Next, you insert one of the essential oil pods into the end of the attachment device. Finally, you remove the pod’s cap and point the nozzle into the running shower water to start the flow of oil – which will start to fill your shower with fragrance.

 

essio aromatherapy shower kit 1 Turn Your Shower Into a Spa with Essio

The flow of oil can be adjusted to your liking. Point the pod nozzle directly in the stream of water for a bold sensory experience. If you prefer more subtle fragrance, angle the nozzle back a bit. This will also help you conserve oil so that you can get more showers out of each pod. CONTINUE READING

L’Occitane Vitoria Regia: Botanical Beauty From Brazil

Posted on by Dana Jacob in Bath and Body, Featured, Fragrance, Hands, Lotion, Soap | Leave a comment
LOCCITANE VITÓRIA RÉGIA HAND CREAM LOccitane Vitoria Regia: Botanical Beauty From BrazilL’Occitane does a lot right when it comes to making their products – one of my most favorite things about the company is their ability to get the true fragrances of flowers.I had the pleasure of trying Vitoria Regia Hand Cream (above) from the Brazil Collection, and it’s amazing!  The cream is not too thick and it doesn’t leave that sometimes sticky feeling that other lotions have.  As I was applying it I could smell notes of flowers (the Vitoria Regia flower blooms in the rainforest), greens and even powder.  Which is one of my favorite combinations.  It lasted through my work day and through some of my evening workout.  I also love the size of the tube because it easily fits in my makeup bag.
LOCCITANE VITÓRIA RÉGIA FLOWER SOAP 300x300 LOccitane Vitoria Regia: Botanical Beauty From BrazilLOCCITANE VITÓRIA RÉGIA EAU DE COLOGNE 300x300 LOccitane Vitoria Regia: Botanical Beauty From Brazil

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Why Lush is Luscious

Posted on by Dana Jacob in Bath and Body, Body Wash, Exfoliation, Featured | Leave a comment

lush cosmetics store Why Lush is Luscious

Hello Spoiled Pretty readers.  I am thrilled to be a contributing writer for SP!  I’ve been looking for a hobby and thought “why don’t I funnel my interests to one place?”  I hope that you enjoy my suggestions as we go through the journey of my new hobby together.

First and foremost – I absolutely LOVE Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics products.  My first experience in one of their stores dates back 5ish years.  My mother, sister and I were on our way home from a Yankees game (a tradition of ours), and we had some time to kill before getting to our train.  We were on 14th Street walking away from Union Square when an adorable young man coaxed us into the shop promising us free facials and hand treatments.  The scent that was pouring out of the door and into the New York City air was intoxicating.  It was sweet and delicious – so we decided to indulge ourselves…

 

lush buffy shower scrub Why Lush is LusciousI remember thinking as I washed my hands with “Buffy” how happy I felt. And I thought, “Wow, this stuff really is awesome – this guy isn’t as full of it as I thought he could be!”  Buffy is an exfoliating bar made with crushed brown rice, almonds and beans.  And because it has Shea and cocoa butter – you don’t need to add moisturizer.  The scent reminded me of the beach and the coziness of an over sized sweater.

 

lush the olive branch shower gel Why Lush is LusciousI was also introduced to Olive Branch Shower Gel that day.  I have never been to Italy (I hope to go one day) but the scent brings my mind to imagine it’s how an olive farm smells on a warm sunny day (who knows, I may go to an olive farm one day and smell nothing but dirt and manure – but until then…).  With this shower gel it is important to note the directions to shake the bottle first, because of the natural oils used to make it, they will rise to the top of the bottle.  The directions say “to shake (the gel, not your body)”, but what’s wrong with a little tush shake to get your day going?

Since that trip to NYC, both Buffy and the Olive Branch Shower Gel have been staples in my shower.  And thankfully, my new husband is observant enough to stock me up just before I run out.

Fellow Lush lovers: what are your must-have products? Tell me in the comments!

10 Beauty Products to Get You Through the Flu

Posted on by jessica in Bath and Body, Beauty Tips, Featured | 2 Comments

Sick woman on couch 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 and coughing on me while I do their makeup. So in an effort to expedite my wellness, I came up with a top ten must-haves to get better faster. Jess tested and Jess approved. LOL. Anyway, here you go in no particular order:

fresh sake bath soak 10 Beauty Products to Get You Through the Flu#1. Sake Bath Soak by Fresh -  Sake Bath is a purifying soak comprised of over 50% detoxifying sake that works to ease body tension and promote relaxation while leaving the skin incredibly soft, smooth, and moisturized. The delicately foaming formula was inspired by ancient beauty rituals of Japanese Geisha who were known to use sake to purify and soften their skin, and its luxurious lush scent comes from their tradition of infusing baths with real persimmons. On a personal note, I can literally feel the ick leaving my body when I soak in this. It’s a must have.

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tiger balm 10 Beauty Products to Get You Through the Flu#2. Tiger Balm – Tiger Balm offers quick relief for nasal discomfort and cold symptoms like blocked noses and nasal congestion. With quick acting ingredients of herbal origin, Tiger Balm is the choice alternative remedy to keep close in chilly weather and cold office environments. Rub it on your chest to relieve congestion, on your temples to relieve a sinus headache and under your nose to open nasal passages and to treat flakey skin around the nose. Brilliant!

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Eucerin Redness Relief Night Cream 10 Beauty Products to Get You Through the Flu#3. Eucerin Redness Relief Night Cream -  For visibly red skin, it’s a dermatological skincare hydrating formula with natural licochalcone, a skin soothing extract of licorice root. This unique gel-creme soothes and calms dry, uncomfortable skin. Perfect for puffy red flu faces. It has a gentle formula that minimizes the risk of irritation and is completely fragrance-free, oil-free,  non-comedogenic, and dermagologist recommended. CONTINUE READING

Tory Burch Launches Fragrance and Beauty Collection

Posted on by daneen in Bath and Body, Blush, Bronzer, Featured, Fragrance, Lip/Cheek Stain, Lips, Lipstick | 1 Comment

Tory Burch Fragrance and Beauty Collection Tory Burch Launches Fragrance and Beauty CollectionLast week, Tory Burch added a new fragrance and beauty collection to her stylish empire.

Tory describes her eponymous fragrance as “a balance of femininity and tomboy, citrus and floral, grounded and graceful.” Floral peony and tuberose blend with crisp citrus notes of grapefruit and neroli — anchored by earthy vetiver.

Back in 2009, I interviewed my fellow Philadelphian and she named Vetiver by Guerlain as her signature scent. So I’m not surprised that vetiver (which her dad, Buddy, also wore) became the signature note for her first fragrance.

Tory Burch Bath and Body Collection1 Tory Burch Launches Fragrance and Beauty CollectionThe fragrance is available as an Eau de Parfum ($62-110), Bath and Shower Gel ($50), Body Lotion ($50), Body Cream ($80) Candle ($60) and Solid Perfume Pendant Necklace ($150).

Tory Burch Beauty Tory Burch Launches Fragrance and Beauty Collection

Tory’s capsule beauty collection is comprised of three products: a Bronzer & Blush ($48) a Lip & Cheek Tint ($38) and a Sheer Lipstick ($32) and Face Brush ($48) all inspired by her love of a natural yet polished look.

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