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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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Winners of The Bake Shoppe Giveaway!

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the+bake+shoppe+philosophy Winners of The Bake Shoppe Giveaway!Congrats to Nicky Balandiat, Terri Bruney, Paula Caudill, Lynn Harasym, Audrey Morgan, and Michelle St. James – winners of The Bake Shoppe Giveaway, generously sponsored by Philosophy.

These ladies will win this decadent bath and body set, inspired by sweet treats.

The Bake Shoppe includes ($30): 4.0 oz Pink Frosted Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath; 4.0 oz Raspberry Mousse Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath; 0.5 oz Raspberry Mousse Flavored Lip Shine; and 2.0 oz Sweet Creamy Frosting Body Lotion.

The Bake Shoppe is available at Sephora and philosophy.com.

Philosophy The Bake Shoppe – Plus a Giveaway: Holiday Beauty Gift Guide

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philosophy+the+bake+shoppe Philosophy The Bake Shoppe   Plus a Giveaway: Holiday Beauty Gift GuideThis week, Spoiled Pretty is partnering with Philosophy for a giveaway – and we’re gifting six readers with a bath and body set inspired by the best baked goods.

For holiday gift-giving, you simply can’t go wrong with The Bake Shoppe’s decadent shower gels, richly moisturizing lotion, and seductively brilliant lip gloss. It makes a perfect present, but don’t forget to grab one for yourself while you’re at it!

The Bake Shoppe includes ($30): 4.0 oz Pink Frosted Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath; 4.0 oz Raspberry Mousse Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath; 0.5 oz Raspberry Mousse Flavored Lip Shine; and 2.0 oz Sweet Creamy Frosting Body Lotion.

The Bake Shoppe is available at Sephora and philosophy.com, but here’s your chance to scoop it up for free…

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 “The Bake Shoppe Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Thursday, November 26th. Six winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Friday, November 27th, 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. residents.

Good luck!

For more expert gift picks, check out Spoiled Pretty’s 2009 Holiday Beauty Gift Guide!

In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon Giveaway

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Reese 1 In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon GiveawayGuess what? I’ve got another giveaway for you. Can you believe it?

Avon introduces In Bloom, the first fragrance developed in partnership with Reese Witherspoon. Alluring and mysterious, In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon is for the multi-faceted woman who’s down to earth yet glamorous, elegant, authentic and confident.

The fragrance is an invitation to experience the sensual side of a woman. Precious and exquisite, the scent combines a delicate femininity with a seductive allure and a mysterious beauty.

“In developing In Bloom, I found myself drawn to the scents of my childhood in Tennessee,” explains Reese Witherspoon. “We had a great big Magnolia tree in the back yard, and it’s that beautiful white blossom that inspired the perfume. In Bloom is indicative of where I am in my life today. I’m feeling very strong and independent, and so happy, so full of life. The fragrance truly captures that feeling­­—it’s very sensual, very romantic and alluring.”

In Bloom sparkles with a provocative blend of notes, including: Georgia Peach Tea Leaves, Crisp Greens, Star Gardenia, Magical Magnolia, Night Blossoming Jasmine, Cashmere Woods, Hypnotic Florals, and Amber Wood Crystals.

In Bloom by Reese WItherspoon In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon Giveaway

The In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon Fragrance Collection includes:

In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon Eau de Parfum ($34.00, 1.7 fl. oz.)
In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon Limited Edition Parfum ($59.00, 1 fl. oz.)
In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon Body Mist ($15.00, 3.4 fl. oz.)
In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon Body Lotion ($15.00, 7 fl. oz.)
In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon Shower Gel ($15.00, 7 fl. oz.)

Three lucky readers will win the limited edition Parfum, that features a lavishly sensual and concentrated mix of blooming flowers. It is housed in a special gift box, featuring a bottle charm of Reese’s monogram!

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 “In Bloom Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Wednesday, November 18th. Three winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Thursday, November 19th, 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. residents.

New Philosophy Gifts Only at QVC

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philosophy+at+qvc New Philosophy Gifts Only at QVC

If you’re a fan of Philosophy (I mean, how could you not be), you’ll definitely want to peep these new products – available exclusively at QVC.

Wishing You a Berry Christmas Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath, $18.24
This 24-oz berry-scented high-foaming shampoo, shower gel, and bubble bath comes in a festive holiday box.

Snow Globe Body Souffle, $25
A lightweight, ultra-moisturizing body souffle infused with the scent of fresh snow.

Merry-Mint Chocolate Box 3-in-1 Shower Gel Duo, $25.90
A 16-oz chocolate-covered cherry and chocolate mint truffle shampoo, shower gel, and bubble bath.

State of Grace Fragrance Wardrobe 4 Piece Gift Set, $29.98
A scintillating mini-wardrobe of four of philosophy’s most popular fragrances: Amazing Grace, Pure Grace, Baby Grace, and Inner Grace.

Unconditional Love Fragrance and Body Butter Duo, $45.48
A scented duo of philosophy’s unconditional love fragrance.

The Body Shop Love Inc… Giveaway Winner

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the+body+shop+love+etc+gift+set The Body Shop Love Inc... Giveaway WinnerCongrats to Peggy Gorman, winner of the Love Etc… Giveaway, sponsored by The Body Shop. Peggy will receive a Love Etc… gift set which includes:

Love Etc… Eau de Parfum: The perfume features top notes of pear, neroli, bergamot; middle notes of jasmine, heliotrope, lily of the valley; and base notes of vanilla, sandalwood, musk cream.

Love Etc… Body Wash: Enjoy the rich lather of a refreshing, soap-free cleansing gel that leaves your skin subtly scented with the warm, exuberant fragrance of jasmine, vanilla and sandalwood.

Love Etc… Body Lotion: Delight your skin with a lightweight moisturizer that softens, smoothes and hydrates with the fragrance of jasmine, vanilla and sandalwood. Many thanks to The Body Shop for sponsoring this contest – and for creating this wonderful fragrance, which I happen to be wearing right now.

Don’t forget about the Goody Midnight Glamour giveaway…you still have a few hours to enter. And stay tuned for some more amazing contests. I’ll be announcing quite a few this week. One is just around the corner.

The Princess and The Frog Beauty Collection From Carol’s Daughter

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princess+and+the+frog+carols+daughter The Princess and The Frog Beauty Collection From Carols Daughter

Remember how I told you how stoked I am to see The Princess and the Frog? Well…the excitement continues because Disney and Carol’s Daughter have collaborated on “A Magical Beauty Collection.”

carols+daughter+the+princess+and+the+frog+collection The Princess and The Frog Beauty Collection From Carols Daughter

Give your little princess the royal treatment with The Beauty Within Shampoo, which gently cleans as it conditions. Ultra nourishing Aloe Leaf Juice will pamper each strand, leaving hair silky-soft and tangle-free.

For shiny, silky-soft hair befitting all princesses, Inner Shine Conditioner is worth its weight in gold. Shine boosting trio Sunflower Seed, Olive and Sweet Almond Oils leave hair feeling soft, while helping tame tangles for good.

At long last, tangle-free hair is only a spray away. Dream Big Hair Detangler is a moisturizing miracle worker that gently detangles hair without any tears as it smoothes and nourishes with Cranberry and Lemon Peel Extracts. No pulling, breaking or damaging, so strands stay supple, soft and shiny. Dreams really do come true.

Make a splash with bubbles that last with Sharing Means Caring Bubble Bath. All princesses would approve this bath treat that gently cleans and calms delicate skin with moisturizing Aloe Leaf Juice. It’s the perfect cleansing companion and best when shared with bath-time friends.

A Magical Beauty Collection is available, for a limited time, at carolsdaughter.com.

The Body Shop Fragrance Giveaway

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the+body+shop+love+etc+gift+set The Body Shop Fragrance GiveawayEarlier this week, The Body Shop introduced its newest fragrance, Love Etc…

Created by one of the world’s finest ‘noses’ Dominique Ropion, the perfume features a sensuous union of iconic feminine jasmine, with indulgent notes of vanilla, sandalwood and musk cream.

With over 25 years of experience, Ropion’s genius has been the mastermind behind some of the world’s most loved and enduring scents, including Armani Code, Lovely, and Amarige.

“Love Etc… sounds like a chorus, it smells like a captivating fragrance and it means
people connecting in a world in movement. It suggests force, happiness, pleasure and life,”
said Ropion. “One of the great pleasures for me is knowing that this fragrance features an alcohol
base which is sourced through the unique Community Trade program from The Body Shop.
This is definitely another route by which the whole concept of universal love comes alive with
this unique fragrance.”

This week, Spoiled Pretty and The Body Shop are partnering to spread the Love Etc…

One lucky reader will receive a Love Etc… set that includes:

Love+Etc+Perfume The Body Shop Fragrance Giveaway

Love Etc… Eau de Parfum: The perfume features top notes of pear, neroli, bergamot; middle notes of jasmine, heliotrope, lily of the valley; and base notes of vanilla, sandalwood, musk cream.

Love+Etc+Body+Wash The Body Shop Fragrance Giveaway

Love Etc… Body Wash: Enjoy the rich lather of a refreshing, soap-free cleansing gel that leaves your skin subtly scented with the warm, exuberant fragrance of jasmin, vanilla and sandlewood.

Love+Etc+Body+Lotion The Body Shop Fragrance Giveaway

Love Etc… Body Lotion: Delight your skin with a lightweight moisturizer that softens, smoothes and hydrates with the warm, exuberant fragrance of jasmin, vanilla and sandlewood.

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 “Love Etc… Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Thursday, October 29th. One winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Friday, October 30th, 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!

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