Archive of ‘Bath and Body’ category

Olay Body Wash Plus Stage Five Clingers

olay+body+wash+plus+spa+exfoliating+ribbons Olay Body Wash Plus Stage Five Clingers
A few months ago, Marie Claire named Olay Body Wash plus Spa Exfoliating Ribbons as one of the ’25 Beauty Products That Will Change Your Life.’ I really enjoy Marie Claire and typically trust their reviews, but this was straight up hyperbole.

Olay Body Wash plus Spa Exfoliating Ribbons isn’t the worst body wash that I’ve ever tried, but it by no means changed my life. The creamy lather foams up nicely and feels silky on skin. The ocean-y fragrance is pleasant, and subtly lingers. But, unfortunately, the scent isn’t the only thing that likes to stick around.

smurfette Olay Body Wash Plus Stage Five ClingersThe microbeads don’t dissolve, like you might expect them to. Rather, they cling to your skin…so when you’re rinsing clean, you need to check (and double-check) yourself to make sure the blue beads aren’t hiding anywhere. And be prepared for your shower/tub to look like Smurfette just got done exfoliating in there instead of you.

There are plenty of better body washes on the market, so I can’t recommend this one. Even though it costs less than $6, I still expect to be impressed. Yes, Olay Body Wash plus Spa Exfoliating Ribbons cleanses skin and gently buffs skin. But, then again, so does a bar of Dove soap and a washcloth…and this combo won’t leave stage five clingers littering your shower floor.

Sweet Treat: Jaqua Raspberry Buttercream Giveaway

 Sweet Treat: Jaqua Raspberry Buttercream Giveaway
When the temperature starts to dip, I start craving sweets. Once in a blue moon, I’ll indulge my sweet tooth with Dark Chocolate M&Ms – but my diet only allows for the occasional dalliance. Fortuitously, my beauty arsenal is stocked with products from Jaqua, which all smell so decadently delish, that I’m tempted to taste. Oh, who am I kidding? I have tasted – and unfort, the flavor doesn’t quite correspond with the scrumptious scent. Anyway, moving on…

I am a huge fan of dessert-smelling bath and body products, and I can say – without hesitation – that Jaqua’s Buttercream Frosting offerings take the cake. Literally. I want to lick myself every time I use the Buttercream products (there I go again). Jaqua’s Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Collection, a yummy marriage of juicy raspberry and sweet cream, is the newest addition to the menu. The fragrance is so mouth-watering that I couldn’t bear salivating solo.

So Spoiled Pretty has partnered with Jaqua for a giveaway! One grand prize winner will receive:

 Sweet Treat: Jaqua Raspberry Buttercream Giveaway
* Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Shower Crème: A rich and creamy shower wash filled with good-for-your skin ingredients such as fruit and aloe extracts, macadamia and evening primrose oils, and vitamins B5, A and E.

 Sweet Treat: Jaqua Raspberry Buttercream Giveaway
* Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Sinfully Rich Body Butter: This indulgent, nourishing formula blends serious skincare with a rich raspberry fragrance. Formulated with cocoa butter and natural extracts, the whipped body butter lavishes skin.

 Sweet Treat: Jaqua Raspberry Buttercream Giveaway
* Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Hand Crème: This luxurious hand crème is packed with the ripe, rich essence of raspberry. Treat your hands to the nourishing indulgence of meadowfoam seed oil, fruit extracts and vitamins A and E – luscious hydrators designed to keep hands soft and pampered all day long.

 Sweet Treat: Jaqua Raspberry Buttercream Giveaway
* Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Lip Whip: Satisfy your sweet tooth without a single calorie. This delicious, nourishing lip gloss is formulated with vitamins A, E, and C to keep lips soft and kissable.

Two runners-up will win the Raspberry Buttercream Hand Crème and Lip Whip.

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Jaqua Raspberry Buttercream Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Tuesday, November 18th. Three winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Wednesday, 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. and Canadian residents only.

Good luck!

Have A Ball: Ojon’s Tawaka The White Ball

Tawaka+White+Ball Have A Ball: Ojons Tawaka The White BallOjon new Tawaka The White Ball is a rich, decadent body cleansing and conditioning treatment that produces a creamy lather that can be used in the bath or shower to purify and nourish the skin to silky perfection. Formulated without fragrance, artificial color, sulfates, silicones, or preservatives, The White Ball is a lavish luxury that conditions dry, winter skin.

The unique blend of ingredients, including a high dose of White Cocoa Seed Butter with wildcrafted Ojon and Swa+ oils, lets you “roll your way” to velvety-soft skin.

Available exclusively at Sephora stores and sephora.com.

Philosophy Shower Gel Ornaments

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I realize that it’s not yet Halloween, but I’m already thinking of the holidays…and I couldn’t resist posting about Philosophy’s Shower Gel Ornaments.

Give the gift of decadence. Now your friends and family can savor those heart-warming holiday scents in the shower! These bottles of high-foaming shampoo, shower gel, and bubble bath will fill their senses while they’re cleansing, softening, and moisturizing.

Includes six-2oz bottles in individual gift boxes: (2) 2oz bottles in orange cranberry spritzer, (2) 2oz bottles in spicy pear cobbler, and (2) 2oz bottles in cinnamon buns.

Introductory Price: $29.96. Available only at QVC.

Shower With Brad Pitt

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Wanna take a shower with Brad Pitt? Child, who doesn’t?! Now you can, courtesy of Kiehl’s.

bp Shower With Brad PittKiehl’s, in partnership with Brad, has launched Aloe Vera Biodegradable Liquid Body Cleanser – which provides refreshing and gentle cleansing without parabens or dyes. The formula biodegrades in the earth within 28 days, and is packaged in a 100% food-grade, post-consumer recycled (PCR) bottle. And Brad believes in the product so much that he put his stamp of approval on the bottle (his handwriting graces the label).

“Kiehl’s formulated this product to minimize the impact we have on our environment. All proceeds will go to benefit green initiatives around the globe.” -Brad Pitt

Kiehl’s Aloe Vera Biodegradable Liquid Body Cleanser isn’t some fly by night fad. It isn’t limited-edition…rather, it has taken up permanent residence among Kiehl’s other bath and body collection. Get it in-stores, at Kiehl’s counters and online.

It’s Fresh, Exciting*: New Products From Fresh, Coming This Fall

fresh+fall+2008 Its Fresh, Exciting*: New Products From Fresh, Coming This Fall
This fall, Fresh will expand its fragrance portfolio with a new scent, Strawberry Flowers, created in celebration of Sephora’s 10th anniversary. The company is also expanding its bath and body, skin care and makeup offerings with a bevy of new beauty products.

Launching exclusively at Sephora in September, Strawberry Flowers Eau de Parfum is a fruity floral scent, designed specifically for a younger, Sephora customer. The fragrance, inspired by the scents of a typical spring morning, is composed of top notes of mandarin, yuzu and white peach, middle notes of mountain strawberries, freesia, orange blossom and osmanthus, and base notes of orris, musk and white woods.

Also in September, Fresh will debut the Fig Apricot body care collection, based on its top-selling Fig Apricot Eau de Parfum, which launched a decade ago. The collection will include a bath/shower gel and a body cream and will be sold at Barneys, Neiman Marcus, Sephora, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bluemercury.

Fresh’s fall color collection includes the Imperial Bedroom Face Palette, and a new Firebird Mascara. The palette’s cream-based colors include iridescent pearl and warm antique gold eye shades, an opalescent black eyeliner, a shimmer highlighter for the cheeks and a deep red gloss for the lips. Inspired by a Russian fairy tale and based on the company’s best-selling mascara, Fresh Supernova, Firebird is designed to thicken, lengthen and curl lashes. “Supernova gives your lashes a thick, dark and more defined look, whereas the soft lightweight fibers on the Firebird brush gives it a feathery and flirty feel,” said Alina Roytberg, Fresh’s co-founder and creative director.

Fresh+Twilight+Freshface+Glow Its Fresh, Exciting*: New Products From Fresh, Coming This FallFresh has also come out with Twilight Freshface Glow, a multifunctional illuminating cream. The primer is designed to be used as a highlighter along cheekbones, brow bones and décolletage. On the retail front, Fresh has plans to open several freestanding stores by the end of the year.

This month, the company will open a location in Century City, Calif., followed by another store in Dallas’ Northpark Center in October. The company is also looking to open a store in Philadelphia (oh please, please…with Sugar Lip Treatment on top!) along with additional stores in the Northeast.

Source: WWD

*In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been on a Kool and the Gang kick lately.

Coming Soon From Jaqua: Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Collection

raspberry+buttercream+jaqua Coming Soon From Jaqua: Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Collection
Juicy, red raspberries are a special treat any time of year. And Jaqua’s tempting new Raspberry Buttercream Frosting fragrance captures the pure essence of ripe raspberries and gives them a hint of indulgent frosting.

The Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Collection includes:

Sinfully Rich Body Butter
Shower Crème

Hand Crème
Lip Whip
Lip Gloss Ring

These mouth-watering products are now available for pre-order. And if you add Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Body Butter to your shopping cart, you’ll receive a free Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Lip Gloss Ring!

To take advantage of this sweet deal, simply enter promotion code RASPBC at checkout. Promotion expires 7/31/2008.

Amazing Grace Winner!

philosophy amazing grace Amazing Grace Winner!
Monday’s are rough. I know. Half of you are wishing it was still Sunday, because you didn’t accomplish half the things you’d planned on this past weekend. The other half has accepted that it’s a new week, but you’re mentally counting down the days til your next attempt at some R&R.

Kinda off topic, but you know who’s probably having a particularly manic Monday? Miss USA. For the second year in a row, Miss USA tripped during the evening gown competition. In 2007, Rachel Smith took a little tumble and landed on her tailbone. This year, Crystle Stewart followed in her predecessor’s awkward footsteps. Girlfriend’s hair was looking on-point, though.

So what I guess I’m getting at is that today may be difficult for you…but at least the universe isn’t making fun of your fine motor skills. And on that note, I’ll announce the winner of the Amazing Grace giveaway.

Cynthia Anne Peyson is the winner!!! She will receive an Amazing Grace gift set, which includes Perfumed Buffing Wash, Perfumed Shave Gel, and Perfumed Body Spritz.

Thanks to Philosophy for making this giveaway possible! Check back later today for the next contest announcement.

In the meantime, don’t forget to enter the Victoria’s Secret PINK giveaway – you could win a Zip Hoodie from the new PINK Collegiate Collection!

Amazing Grace Giveaway!

amazing+grace+buffing+wash Amazing Grace Giveaway!
I’m a fan of potent perfumes, and I’m a little heavy-handed in the application. Mr. Spoiled Pretty benignly suggests that I search for products with subtler notes. And every time I’m in a confined space with my mom and sister, they bluntly accuse me of wearing enough perfume to “choke a horse.” As much as I love my strong scents, I’ll admit that they can’t all be wrong.

So when I received an Amazing Grace gift set from Philosophy last week, I kept an open mind. Amazing Grace is Philosophy’s best selling scent, “created to enhance a woman’s well-being and draw people closer without overwhelming.” The products smelled good enough in the packaging, but how would it smell on me? Non-existent, I predicted…I hate fleeting fragrances that last for a hot second then fade away. But I was keeping an open mind and decided to put Amazing Grace to the test.

After a particularly challenging stint at the gym, I was sweaty, smelly and in serious need of a shower. Typically, I would use a deodorant soap or body wash, post-workout. But Amazing Grace Perfumed Buffing Wash helped me get squeaky clean again…in addition to exfoliating and hydrating my skin. Even hours later, the wonderfully feminine fragrance continued to linger on. When Graham returned from work that night and I welcomed him home, he said, “Honey, you smell great.” That’s when I knew I’d found a winner.

But the true test was my sister, who I usually have to bribe for a compliment. This past weekend, I met up with my mom and sister for a late brunch and an afternoon of shopping. When my mom called to say she was a couple of blocks away from my apartment, I quickly sprayed on Amazing Grace Perfumed Body Spritz and headed out the door to meet up with the peanut gallery.

After our meal, we headed to Rittenhouse for some retail therapy…and out of the blue, Lauren says, “What are you wearing? It smells good.” OMG. Stop. The. Presses. My sister just said something nice…to me. Needless to say, Amazing Grace has become a staple in my daily beauty ritual.

Amazing Grace, how sweet the scent,
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see!

I’m so wild about these products that I want to share with one of you! This week, Spoiled Pretty is giving you an opportunity to win an Amazing Grace Gift Set courtesy of Philosophy. The set includes:

philosophy+amazing+grace Amazing Grace Giveaway!
Amazing Grace Perfumed Buffing Wash has a creamy, gel-like texture and contains gentle exfoliants that help smooth and soften skin without irritation. Use it daily over entire body in your shower or bath to maintain skin smoothness and hydration.

Amazing Grace Perfumed Shave Gel has a creamy, lotion-like texture, which allows your razor to glide over your skin for a gentle, yet close shave. It leave your legs and underarms super soft and silky smooth with an amazingly clean, beautifully feminine scent.

Amazing Grace Perfumed Body Spritz is a lightly scented spray which provides moisturizing and antioxidant benefits. It makes a great fragrance base, and can be enhanced by applying the infinitely clean, beautifully feminine scent of amazing grace eau de parfum to your pulse points as your ‘top coat’ or feel free to use with any of Philosophy’s state of grace fragrances, including Inner Grace, Pure Grace, or Baby Grace.

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name. The subject line should read “Amazing Grace Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, July 13th. One winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, July 14th, 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. & Canadian residents only.

Good luck!

In The Bag Summer Beauty Giveaway: Gym Bag

gym+bag+giveaway In The Bag Summer Beauty Giveaway: Gym Bag
If you read my last post, you know that, this afternoon, I took a trip to TJ Maxx. What you probably don’t know is that I went there on a mission to find new athletic attire.

You see, I recently joined a gym. After a long hiatus, I’m back on the scene – and I have to admit that I’m feeling a little zafdig next to all of the resident hard bodies. So until I slim and trim my body, I’ve resorted to hiding underneath some sporty outfits. Trying on the gear was a workout in and of itself cuz I’m majorly sore from my personal training sesh yesterday. But I found some cute separates, so I’m ready to head back tomorrow.

What I didn’t need to buy, however, was a stylish gym bag. More on that in a minute…

So what are the necessities for your gym bag this summer? Obviously, you’ll want to pack items like a towel and an mp3 player. But I also recommend that you also include a few key beauty essentials…so that, post-gym, you won’t have to take your sweaty, smelly self straight home. Give your credit card a little workout and stock up on the following:

* If your hair is normal to oily, I’d recommend taking along travel-sized shampoo and conditioner. If your hair is dry/damaged/color-treated, then you might want to carry a dry shampoo or a product that revives your style.

* If you shower at the gym, you’ll need some sort body wash and facial cleanser. Many gyms have those basic amenities. But if you’re reading this, you’re a beauty junkie…and you don’t want no generic toiletries. You’re better off bringing along some deep-cleaning products that will clear your pores of dirt, oil, and sweat.

* Odor may be a sign of an effective workout, but I think you’ll agree that it’s far from fetching. Deodorant is a no brainer. No?

*Spritzing on a light, fresh fragrance is also a nice precautionary measure – especially if you forgo a splish splash in the gym shower.

water+bottle+lips In The Bag Summer Beauty Giveaway: Gym Bag* A reusable water bottle is an excellent idea. I advocate aluminum (like those from SIGG) over plastic. But whatever you choose – you might want to pour your agua into a cup. Recent reports have shown that quenching your thirst straight from the bottle leads to “water bottle lips” – which are fine wrinkles around the mouth. Quel horror!

Today is day two of our In The Bag Summer Beauty Giveaway Week, so I’m spoiling you pretty with this lovely Lug gym bag.

puddle jumper front and back teal In The Bag Summer Beauty Giveaway: Gym Bag
The Puddle Jumper Gym Bag was featured on Oprahs “O List” and is a must-have for any active individual. Stuff it solid with items galore! From your ipod, glasses, pens, papers, clothing, bottles, cosmetics, etc., even throw your stinky sneakers in the back separated ventilated pocket! This bag represents functionality at its best while not compromising your sense of style!

For the winner, this bag will be accompanied by the following goodies:

ojon+mist In The Bag Summer Beauty Giveaway: Gym Bag
Ojon Revitalizing Mist: This alcohol-free, leave-in conditioner detangles, refreshes and reactivate your style without washing. With a revitalizing fragrance, it neutralizes odor as it moisturizes and preps the hair for restyling. It’s also a great moisturizer for the skin!

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Neutrogena Rainbath Shower & Shave
: As a body wash, this fresh, marine-scented gel is enriched with ingredients that clean and moisturize your skin without leaving behind a heavy residue. As a shave gel, the silky lubrication helps your razor glide smoothly over your skin while soothing aloe helps prevent dryness and irritation. This clean-rinsing formula won’t build up on your razor—or your skin.

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Clean & Clear Deep Action Refreshing Gel Cleanser: The icy gel turns into a foaming lather that instantly cools and invigorates your skin as it dissolves dirt and oil trapped deep in your pores.
After washing, it leaves your skin feeling refreshed and revived, with the unmistakable tingle of a really deep clean. Completely oil-free, rinses clean, and won’t clog pores.

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Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets: Softer than paper, these silky sheets leave your skin feeling refreshed by instantly removing excess oil and shine from your face, without smudging makeup or leaving behind powder.

bbw In The Bag Summer Beauty Giveaway: Gym Bag
Bath & Body Works Body Splash in Enchanted Orchid: This lighter, casual fragrance is perfect for fragrance layering or enhancing the fragrance effect of previously applied products, such as body lotion. Notes include Calypso Orchid, Pink Grapefruit, Waterlily, Crisp Apple, Fresh Gardenia, Vanilla Orchid, Heliotrope, and Creamy Amber.

goody+comb In The Bag Summer Beauty Giveaway: Gym Bag
Goody Ouchless Detangling Comb: Flexible teeth slide through wet or dry hair without snags or pulls. Easy does it with this gentle approach to soft, manageable hair.

secret+flawless In The Bag Summer Beauty Giveaway: Gym Bag
Secret Flawless Antiperspirant/Deodorant: Performs in more ways than any other anti-perspirant. It has strong protection, goes on clear, has self-renewing fragrances, it’s smooth and lightweight, and has skin-nurturing conditioners.

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name. The subject line should read “Lug Gym Bag Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Monday, June 30th. One winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Tuesday, July 1st, 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. & Canadian residents only.

And be sure to check out the other bag giveaways. You can enter all of the giveaways, but you can only win once. Good luck!

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