Because Shaving is the Pits: DERMAdoctor Gorilla Warfare Antiperspirant Giveaway!


My hair grows like a weed. Unfortunately, the hair of which I speak is not on my head. My legs and underarms give my razor a workout. If I shave in the morning, by afternoon, I've got stubble. And forget about skipping days...unless I want to look like Sasquatch. Getting rid of the hair is not only expensive (I CONTINUE READING

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: BlowPro Perfect Shower Cap


The shower and my chemically-straightened hair are frenemies. Every seventh day when I wash my hair, they get along great in a shampoo Shangri-la. But the rest of the week, I employ a shower cap to keep the steam from undoing the silky straightness. I have been wearing shower caps since I was a child, and I’ve tried them CONTINUE READING

Miss Oops is On Sale at HauteLook


I love Miss Oops fashion fixers and have been using them for years. If you wear clothes, you NEED to get acquainted with Miss Oops. All of those things that can and do go wrong with your wardrobe can be fixed by Miss Oops problem-solving products. Shirt revealing too much cleavage? Accidentally get a deodorant stain on your top? Are your CONTINUE READING

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

Body Wash

Winner of the Olay Giveaway

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Olay+Total+Effects+7 in 1+Advanced+Anti Aging+Body+Wash+1 Winner of the Olay Giveaway

Congrats to InABox, winner of the Olay giveaway! InABox will receive Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Advanced Anti-Aging Body Wash (in both formulas: Deep Penetrating Moisture and Exfoliate and Replenish), so that she can report back in a review that will be included in an upcoming Spoiled Pretty post.

Thanks to everyone who entered. Check back tomorrow, when I’ll announce another fabulous giveaway.

Giveaway: Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Advanced Anti-Aging Body Wash

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Olay+Total+Effects+7 in 1+Advanced+Anti Aging+Body+Wash+1 Giveaway: Olay Total Effects 7 in 1 Advanced Anti Aging Body Wash

Lemme ask you a question. How many anti-aging products are in your bathroom cabinet right now? Okay, humor me by answering another question. Of those anti-aging serums, creams and treatments – how many are for your body and how many are for your face?

A-ha! Exactly as I thought. When it comes to a woman’s appearance, certain parts of the body (like the neck, décolletage, hands, arms and knees) are most prone to visible signs of aging. Yet most women spend a disproportionate amount of time and money caring for their facial skin. This isn’t to say that you shouldn’t take care of your face; it is the first thing that others see when they meet you. But a well-maintained face cannot disguise your age if your body is looking like straight-up Crypt Keeper.

Luckily for you, me and the millions of women who have been putting all of their proverbial eggs in one anti-aging basket, Olay is launching the new Total Effects 7-in-1 Advanced Anti-Aging Body Wash. The body wash is an all-in-one product that provides seven age-fighting benefits for the body:

  • Improves elasticity
  • Relieves dryness
  • Deeply moisturizes
  • Brightens dull skin
  • Evens skin tone
  • Smoothes rough skin
  • Minimizes appearance of dry lines

Olay+Total+Effects+7 in 1+Advanced+Anti Aging+Body+Wash+1 Giveaway: Olay Total Effects 7 in 1 Advanced Anti Aging Body WashOlay recently conducted a study in which the impact of body skin’s appearance was explored in relations to perception of age. The study concluded that:

  • Regardless of the appearance of facial skin, if body skin is maintained well a woman can look up to 10 years younger;
  • Body skin is just as important as facial skin for positive age perception; and
  • Skin care technology for anti-aging is proven to benefit body skin.

Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Advanced Anti-Aging Body Wash (available in two formulas: Deep Penetrating Moisture and Exfoliate and Replenish) won’t show up in stores until February 2010, but I got my hands on some advanced samples, and they’ve become staples in my shower. I particularly love how the Deep Penetrating Moisture quenches my winter-ravaged skin; the creamy formula and rich lather is a nice treat. The smell is also divine, subtly clinging to the skin post-shower.

This week, one lucky Spoiled Pretty reader will get the chance to shower their way to younger, more radiant skin. Olay will provide the winner with two bottles of the Total Effects 7-in-1 Advanced Anti-Aging Body Wash (one of each formula). The winner will write a review of the product, which will be included in an upcoming Spoiled Pretty post.

To enter the contest, leave a message in the comments section. Contest open to U.S. residents only. The giveaway ends at noon (EST) on Tuesday, January 26, 2010. Good luck!

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.

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 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!

Halloween Treats from Philosophy

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philosophy+candy+corn+shower+gel Halloween Treats from PhilosophyI Love Candy Corn High-foaming Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath, $16
Calling all candy corn lovers! This oh-so-sweet candy corn scented Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath is sure to be a fall favorite for the whole family. The high-foaming formula provides an ultra-rich, moisturizing lather from head to toe to gently cleanse and condition skin and hair.

Trick or Treat High-foaming Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath Duo
, $20
Philosophy’s trick-or-treat set includes Pumpkin Spice Muffin and Caramel Apple scented Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Baths for a surprisingly spirited treat for your senses! Enjoy an ultra-rich lather with these high-foaming formulas created to gently cleanse and condition skin and hair.

Black Licorice Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath, $20
For all you black licorice fans, here is a bath and shower treat you don’t want to pass up! Philosophy infused the unmistakable scent of black licorice in a high foaming Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath. Lather it up from your hair down to your toes or immerse yourself into a bath full of black licorice scented suds. Not only is this shower gel ideal for black licorice lovers, scientific research has shown that the scent of black licorice can increase arousal in men and women. Even those who aren’t crazy about black licorice might want to give this shower gel a try.

philosophy+haunted+house Halloween Treats from PhilosophyThe Haunted House Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath Trio, $30
Philosophy’s haunted house is packed full of delicious treats! the haunted house includes 6 oz. bottles of black licorice, caramel apple and pumpkin spice muffin high foaming Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Baths. Celebrate bath time with these delicious seasonal scents. These high foaming formulas gently cleanse skin to leave it feeling soft, and they smell positively scrumptious.

Caramel Apple High-foaming Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath, $16
Dip into the delectable scent of caramel apple with Philosophy’s high foaming shampoo, shower Gel and Bubble Bath. the unique formula provides a rich, foaming lather and a delicious bubble bath experience. The caramel apple scent is the perfect fusion of a juicy apple and rich, creamy caramel. You won’t be able to resist bath time!

Caramel Apple Flavored Lip Shine, $12
A flavorful fall fusion. Philosophy blends a juicy apple and rich, creamy caramel in this high-gloss lip shine. Caramel apple lip shine goes on smooth to help soften and sweeten lips, while enhancing natural tint and providing a glossy finish.

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