Get Catty With Wildfox Catfarer Sunglasses


I've been searching for some cat eye sunnies for forever. On a whim, I bought these Wildfox Catfarer Sunglasses from Shopbop - hoping that they wouldn't look too cartoonish. Even though I was afraid they'd be too large, I'm digging the oversized frames. They make a statement without overwhelming my face. And the cat eye shape is subtle, so it's not CONTINUE READING

Peep My Polish: Revlon Top Speed Nail Enamel in Superstitious


Now that I have two kids - and the youngest being 6 weeks old - I needed to get better acquainted with quick-dry nail polish options. I hardly have time to do anything, let alone a DIY - so I needed to find some lacquers that fit my new lifestyle. Yesterday, while going my grocery shopping, I picked up Revlon CONTINUE READING

Tatcha, I'm So Glad I Gotcha


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

Beauty Tips

Here’s A Dry Idea: Apply Antiperspirant To Your Face!

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too+faced+magic+wand+foundation Heres A Dry Idea: Apply Antiperspirant To Your Face!

deodorant Heres A Dry Idea: Apply Antiperspirant To Your Face!Last night, Jerrod Blandino, creator of Too Faced Cosmetics, appeared on The Daily 10 – sharing tips to meltproof your makeup. Most of the tricks were somewhat obvious (like wearing waterproof mascara), but one was absolutely genius:

To keep perspiration from forming along the hairline, mix a small amount of clear antiperspirant with liquid foundation and apply.

Will you try this trick?

Pretty In Purple: Get Kim Kardashian’s Mermaid Makeup

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kim+kardashian+mermaid+makeup Pretty In Purple: Get Kim Kardashians Mermaid Makeup On his blog, Mario Dedivanovic shares how he created Kim Kardashian’s mermaid makeup:

I used Giorgio Armani Silk Luminous Foundation to get a more glowy look. I mixed a couple of the colors to get the exact match. It’s set lightly with Laura Mercier translucent powder.

The brows are filled in with Cork by MAC. On the lids I used Stars N’ Rockets by MAC. In the crease, outer corners and under the eye, I used Deep Truth – also by MAC. Right below the Deep Truth shadow, I blended Creme de Violet shadow (a lighter shimmery purple, MAC) all the way down to the cheek bones. I also swept a bit of it on the brow bone. The liner on the top is a very pigmented black liquid that I blended myself from Giella Cosmetics. In the inner rim of the eye, I used the black Powerpoint pencil from MAC and ALOT of mascara – Bad Gal mascara by Benefit. For this shoot, my assistant and I cut up a bunch of different lashes and I placed them in pieces all over the lash line so I wouldn’t be able to tell you the brand or style type.

For blush, I used Angelika by NARS and the Bronzing Powder by LORAC (framing the whole face and on the hollows of the cheeks). To get that glow all over the skin and on the bridge of the nose, I blended my own color with different pigments and shimmers but you can get a very similar effect by using Shroom shadow by MAC, or if your skin is darker, try Trace Gold blush by MAC.

For Kim’s lips, I used a little bit of the foundation on them, followed by a clear gloss. So easy.

To learn how to recreate Kourtney, Khloe and Kris Kardashian’s makeup, visit Mario’s blog.

For more of Kim Kardashian’s beauty and makeup tips, click here.

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Hello Kitty: My Current Cat Eye Recipe

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daneen+cat+eye2 Hello Kitty: My Current Cat Eye Recipe

daneen+cat+eye1 Hello Kitty: My Current Cat Eye RecipeCheck out the cat eye I rocked last night at my friend’s dinner party. Wanna know how I did it? You know what they say about curiosity and the cat, but whatevs…

1) Apply MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study to lid, from lash line to brow bone.
2) With an angled eyeliner brush, trace the upper lash line with MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack, and flick at the outside corners.
3) Lightly apply MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study to the inner corners of eyes.
4) Coat top lashes with Prescriptives Motor-Eyes Instant Action Mascara.

And you’re done! Meow.

Matte Nails NOW

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instyle+magazine+june+2009 Matte Nails NOW

As a beauty expert, I have the skinny on which trends are going to blow up come next season. And one that I’m particularly excited about is matte nail polish.

Most of the upcoming matte nail polish formulations haven’t yet hit shelves, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait until fall to rock the trend. The June issue of In Style Magazine has a great tip:

“Simply use your base coat as a top coat to remove shine from your nail lacquer.”

Genius! Thanks, In Style!

DIY Spa Tips and Beauty Picks From Bobbie Thomas

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bobbie+thomas+2 DIY Spa Tips and Beauty Picks From Bobbie ThomasHas the economy caused your relaxation and pampering to take a backseat? Beauty and style guru Bobbie Thomas gives tips on how to create a ‘spa-tacular’ sanctuary right in your home by using items that are inexpensive or found at your local drugstore. From lightly scented candles to homemade foot scrub, make an appointment to indulge your senses and to pamper yourself without putting a hole in your wallet.

I asked Bobbie to share her top five at-home pampering product recommendations, and she gladly dished the deets (just for Spoiled Pretty readers!):

Essence of Beauty Soy Lotion Candles ($9.99)
A luxe little secret! These soy lotion candles not only smell delish, but actually melt down to offer you a warm body indulgence. Burn for approximately 30 mins, and the special formulation can be used as a massage oil or body crème!

Venus Spa Breeze Razor ($11.99)
Transform your shaving routine into a treat! The Venus Spa Breeze is another scent-sational favorite of mine because it features flexible shave gel bars infused with the clean, fresh scent of white tea. With no shaving cream or soap needed, just add water to indulge your senses! You (and your legs) will feel beautiful and refreshed with a close, smooth shave, and lovely scent that lingers.

Aegean Apparel’s Shower Wraps ($38.99)
My must-have in the summer (and fall!) No need to overheat in a heavy robe. Blow-dry your hair or lounge by the pool in these one-size-fits-all towels-to-go.

John Frieda Frizz-Ease Overnight Repair Serum
($8.99)
Give bed head a whole new meaning! You can mend your mane without leaving residue on your pillow. Literally get your beauty sleep and wake up to silky smooth tresses.

White Pearl Teeth Whitening Pen ($19.95)
Another nighttime tool I love! So easy, brush on and smile for 30 seconds before bed. Then let the solution work its magic while you dream and brighten your smile before the break of dawn.

Click here for more of Bobbie’s fabulous tips and product picks for summer!

I’d Like To Give A Shout Out To My Sister

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diploma+cap+graduation Id Like To Give A Shout Out To My SisterI’d like to give a shout out to my little sis, who graduated from college today. This summer, she’ll start graduate school at Georgetown, and I’m so proud of her!

This afternoon, while driving home from her graduation lunch, I marveled at Lauren’s lush lashes; so I grilled her about what mascara she was wearing. She told me that it was Maybelline’s Colossal Volum’ Express. After I complained that Colossal never gave me such a dramatic look, she let me in on her little secret.

When a mascara doesn’t exactly work out for my sister, she gives it a second chance…this time, using the disposable mascara wands from Sephora. “They make even drugstore mascaras look like a million bucks.”

My sister is so smart, y’all. Look out, Georgetown!

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Mario Dedivanovic, Kim Kardashian’s Makeup Artist, Just Started A Blog!

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kim+kardashian+mario+dedivanovic Mario Dedivanovic, Kim Kardashians Makeup Artist, Just Started A Blog!Happy Saturday, sexy mamacitas!

It’s no secret that I hold a torch for Kim Kardashian’s makeup. So it was a total treat to learn that Mario Dedivanovic, Kim’s talented MUA, just started a blog today. That’s right…today. I’m quick. When it comes to Kim-related news, I don’t mess around.

For his first post, Mario shared the recipe for one of his favorite looks he ever created for Kim. To cop Kim’s look…

Eyes: DuWop Duet Eye Shadow in Chai (the lighter shade) all over the lid and on the brow bone. MAC Eyeshadow in Brun in the crease. MAC Eyeliner in Feline on top lid. GIELLA b-dazzle Shadow on inner corners of eyes. MAC Eye Kohl in Fascinating on the inner rim of the eye. MAC Brun Eye Shadow swept softly under the eye. TONS of mascara on top and bottom lashes. I filled in the brows with MAC Eye Brows in Lingering.

Cheeks: NARS Blush in Desire on the apples of cheeks. Smashbox Bronze Lights Bronzer in Suntan Matte on the hollow’s of the cheeks and framing the face, softly. For the glow on the cheekbones, Stila Illuminating Finishing Powder in Gold.

Lips: MAC creme D’nude Lipstick. Make Up For Ever Lip Liner Pencil in #50 (Warm Nude). You can use a gloss for this look, but I didn’t because the lipstick is very creamy.

For more of Kim Kardashian’s beauty and makeup tips, click here.

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