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J.R. Watkins Giveaway

‘Twas the day before Christmas,
When all through the blogosphere…
A little elf named Daneen shouted,
“Another giveaway is here!”

Okay, Shakespeare it ain’t.

I promised you a December chock-full of giveaways – and I’m an elf of my word. Around these parts, contests don’t take a holiday. I know that lots of you have been emptying your wallets and swiping those credit cards, purchasing gifts for friends and family members this Christmas. Well, J.R. Watkins and I would like to return the favor – so we’re giving you another opportunity to get spoiled pretty!

20070828 jrwatkins J.R. Watkins GiveawayOne winner will receive a ‘Lemon Cream Dream Kit’, which includes: Lemon Cream Shea Butter, Lemon Cream Lotion, Pure Lemon Body Oil, Lemon Hand Salve, Original Body Care Kit (a retail value of $51). You’re going to love the scent – which smells exactly like Lemon Pastry Creme Girl Scout Cookies.

One runner-up will win a ‘Treat your Hands & Feet Kit’ – comprised of Peppermint Foot Cream, Peppermint Foot Scrub, and Lavender Hand Salve (a retail value of $27).

To enter the contest, leave a comment in the comments section below by 9 pm EST on Monday, December 31st – be sure to include your name and email address (even if you have a Blogger profile). Or email me at spoiledpretty@gmail.com.

Disclaimer: some of you have entered the contest by leaving a comment, but did not include your email address or a name – as I instructed above. Because some names are very common, please include your full name (or first name and last initial) – so that when I announce a winner, I can be as specific as possible. Also any comment without an email address in it (I need it to get in touch with you, in the event that you win) will be declared ineligible. So when in doubt, enter by emailing spoiledpretty@gmail.com. Thank you.

A winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Tuesday, January 1st, I’ll announce the winners’ names. Please, only one comment per person; duplicate comments will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. & Canadian residents. Good luck!

Tea Time

A few weeks back, I attended the TotalBeauty.com launch event at Space NK in SoHo, NYC. My trip up from Philadelphia was, let’s put it this way, an adventure. So upon crossing the threshold into the store, I quickly downed two glasses of champagne and perused the inventory with my fellow beauty bloggers – shout out to Marina, Elke, Julia, and Antonia for putting me at ease and making me feel so welcome!

I was introduced to many new brands and products that night, but the one that I immediately regretted not buying was the Thai Tea Body Wash from Philip B. Seriously, I was on Amtrak riding back to Philly thinking, “Why didn’t I get that body wash? It smelled sooo yummy.” After a week of hemming and hawing, I broke down and decided I had to have it; and it’s been a fixture in my shower caddy ever since.

thaitea Tea TimeInspired by Philip B.’s journey through Asia, Thai Tea Body Wash is enriched with 20% pure botanical plant extracts indigenous to Thailand. Ingredients include Thai Tea (rich in antioxidants), honey (moisturizes), coconut oil (softens skin), milk proteins (gently exfoliates), peppermint (stimulates circulation), lemon grass (normalizes oil production), ginger root (soothes skin), and citronella (deodorizes and balances oil production).

The smell is sweet, yet invigorating (it reminds me of the spa) and is the perfect AM pick-me-up I need before starting my day. It foams well, and tingles a little on the skin – thanks to the peppermint oil.

At $40 (you can get it at Amazon.com for $35) it’s pricey; when I first saw the cost of the Thai Tea Body Wash, my eyes were as big as saucers…don’t ya just love my puns? But a little goes a long way, so don’t use a cup when a teaspoon will do (there I go again) and use a loofah to extend the life of the 12 oz. bottle.

This Holiday, I Wish You Laughter

giftwrap2 This Holiday, I Wish You Laughter
Here’s one thing you probably don’t know about me. I am an expert gift wrapper. I take pleasure in the holidays, not just for obvious reasons, but because it gives me the opportunity to flaunt my knack for gift wrap.

But I recognize that not everyone is as gifted as yours truly…gifted, get it?

[Crickets]

spacenk laughter This Holiday, I Wish You LaughterSo if you’ve got any last-minute gifts to buy, here’s a suggestion. The bath and body products from Space NK are fantastically fragrant, and the gift sets come in the most charming packages – so there’s no wrapping required!

Space NK’s founder, Nicky Kinnaird’s travels inspired the indulgent products. Of the line’s many scent options, I prefer Laughter – which is fragranced with “an uplifting blend of lime, rosemary and juniper enlivened by an unexpected sweet, spicy bite of ginger.”

The Ultimate Experience in Laughter is a perfect introduction to the Space NK Bath & Body range; it includes Body Wash, Body Balm, Bath Oil, Soap, two Bath Tablets, Travel Candle, and Eau de Toilette.

Bōbē and Linda Harding Contest Winners Revealed

lottery Bōbē and Linda Harding Contest Winners RevealedIt’s finally Friday…which means it’s time to reveal the winners of Spoiled Pretty’s latest giveaways.

Congratulations to Rachel – she is the winner of a $25 gift certificate to bōbē! If you didn’t win, but still want to experience “beyond ordinary bath essentials,” visit bobebathessentials.com and enter coupon code Spoiled15 at checkout – for 15% off your next order. Marlese Sears, the mixtress behind bōbē, created this discount code just for Spoiled Pretty readers. Thanks so much, Marlese!

Cele Deemer is the winner of a Zoom facial with Linda Harding, senior esthetician at Rescue Rittenhouse Spa Lounge in Philadelphia. Cele will also receive a bottle of Biologique Recherche’s P50 Balancing Lotion (a $45 value). Enjoy your prize, Cele – your face will be in good hands, quite literally. And a big thank you to Linda Harding, for sponsoring this contest!

Stay tuned, because Spoiled Pretty is just getting warmed up. I’ve got so many contests on the horizon that they’re spilling well into the new year! Giveaways don’t take a holiday (at least the ones I host) – so keep checking back for your next chance to win.

Don’t Be Tempted

 Dont Be Tempted
At a company holiday party last week, the conversation turned to beauty products – as it usually does when I’m around. Two coworkers told me the same harrowing story – okay, maybe I’m being a bit melodramatic, but it wasn’t a good story.

Both women recently paid a visit to their local Bath & Body Works and were tempted into purchasing items from the Holiday Temptations line (not a surprise, given the yummy packaging). After taking the products home and using them, they were taken aback by the stains left on their tubs and towels.

We never got around to discussing how well the products work, but let’s be real – a shower gel had better get me squeaky clean (and wash away my cellulite) if it’s going to stain my shower.

This Giveaway Is Made To Order

Happy beginning of the workweek, everyone! Mondays are always hard – so to soften the blow, Spoiled Pretty is hosting one of our world-famous giveaways! This time, we are partnering with our friends over at bōbē – and we’re giving away a $25 gift certificate to bobebathessentials.com!!!

Bōbē (an acronym for “beyond ordinary bath essentials”) creates bath and body products that are made to order, so you can have it your way. Behind the brand is master mixologist, Marlese Sears, who combines exotic ingredients to create her unique body butters, lip balms, perfumes, lotions, scrubs and cleansers.

With 50 scents to choose from, it’s almost impossible to decide on which bath and body products to place in your virtual shopping cart. And lip balms are available in 71 flavors, made fresh in small batches, for the perfect kiss of sweetness.

bobe This Giveaway Is Made To OrderMy favorite product is the Soy Fabulous Whipped Body Butter; I have the Madagascar Vanille scent (I have a bit of a vanilla dependence). The consistency is light and airy, so you’d think it might come up short in the moisturizing category. But it’s surprisingly hydrating, in a non-greasy way. And the scents are spot-on. From Lemon Biscotti to Pumpkin Cheesecake, Sake to White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie – they smell exactly like you would imagine – or perhaps even better, if that’s even possible.

Products are made fresh at the time you place an order, and made in small batches using few, simple ingredients. And bōbē believes strongly in giving back and supporting the community, so each month, 5% of bōbē retail sales are given to a different charity.

To enter to win a $25 gift certificate to bōbē, leave a comment in the comments section below by 9 pm EST on Thursday, December 20th – be sure to include your name and email address (even if you have a Blogger profile). Or email me at spoiledpretty@gmail.com.

A winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Friday, December 21st, I’ll announce the winner’s name. Please, only one comment per person; duplicate comments will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. & Canadian residents. Good luck!

And The Winner of The Jaqua Giveaway Is…

jaqua2 And The Winner of The Jaqua Giveaway Is...The time has come to announce the winners of the Beauty-licious Giveaway sponsored by Jaqua. The winner is Stacey Moore*, and the runner up is Windycindy. All entrants will receive an email with a Jaqua coupon code worth 15% off your next purchase at jaquabeauty.com.

The response was overwhelming – so thanks to everyone who entered!

If your name isn’t Stacey Moore or Windycindy, don’t despair- Spoiled Pretty has more tricks up its sleeves…click here for a chance to win a $50 SpaFinder gift certificate, redeemable at more than 4,000 spas worldwide.

And check back often – Spoiled Pretty is feeling especially charitable this holiday season, and there are many more giveaways to come!

*Stacey, please email me (at spoiledpretty@gmail.com) with your mailing address and prize preference: please choose Buttercream Frosting or Cocoa Buttercream Frosting for your Guilt Free Treats kit.

Too Much Of A Good Thing?

 Too Much Of A Good Thing?
Three years ago, Bath & Body Works abandoned its single brand, single price point strategy when it started carrying popular lines like C.O. Bigelow, Frederic Fekkai, and Wexler. Neil Fiske, then CEO, said of the change, “This represents another step in the transformation of Bath & Body Works from raspberry shower gel to a modern apothecary of beauty and well-being.”

Now, Bath & Body Works is reinventing itself, once again, by cutting its outside vendor list by 50%. Upscale brands that have left, or are slated to leave flagships by the end of the year include DDF, Peter Thomas Roth, Korres, Juvena, and The Savannah Bee Company. “We still feel very strongly about third-party brands and continue to carry them. We continue to look for not only new items within the brands we carry, but also additional brands,” current CEO Diane Neal said. “I personally think we over-assorted ourselves,” she added.

So if your favorite brand is getting the ax, visit your nearest Bath and Body Works store now and adopt a few soon-to-be homeless beauty products.

Ever Had That Not So Fresh Feeling?

If you’ve never had the pleasure of experiencing Fresh‘s luxury line of cosmetics, toiletries, and home goods – well, what are you waiting for? With the holiday season upon us, there’s no better time to take that wonderous journey. While you’re out and about, picking up a little something for everyone on your list – make sure to give yourself the gift of Fresh.

sugaracai Ever Had That Not So Fresh Feeling?A recent addition to Fresh’s skin care selection is the Sugar Acai Age-Delay Body Cream, an innovative moisturizer proven to improve firmness, tone, and smoothness after just 4 weeks. The formula taps into the skin-restoring properties of açaí, an antioxidant-rich “super berry” found deep in the Amazon rainforest. This cream not only is extremely hydrating, but also improves the overall appearance of the body. The addictive scent of bergamot, caramel, and exotic açaí fruit laced with undertones of white and green tea make Sugar Açaí Age-Delay Body Cream a true daily indulgence!

For any purchase made before December 4: simply enter HAPPY HOLIDAYS as your coupon code at checkout.

*Receive a complimentary travel-size Sugar Blossom Hand Treatment with a purchase of $125 or more.

*Receive a complimentary Fragrance Quartet ($75 value) with a purchase of $250 or more.

*Enjoy a complimentary Sugar Eau de Parfum sample with every purchase.

Let It Snow

spongeables Let It SnowSpongeables Snowflake is a new foam-release system with aromatherapy that has a week’s (or more) worth of luxurious, skin-pampering cleansing and moisturizing, from neck to toe. The sponge is already infused with shower gel, shea butter, olive oil, and antioxidant Vitamins A & E. With a just-right massaging/exfoliating texture and blizzard of rich, thick suds, the Spongeables Snowflake is the perfect portable shower companion.

For frequent fliers, tuck one into a carry-on or in your checked luggage with no fear of leaks, spills, or the TSA making you put it in a Ziplock bag.

Available in cucumber melon, spicy mango, marine sunrise, sweet jasmine, and tangy grapefruit. Catch a snowflake today at Drugstore.com.

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