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

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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Pretty Powerful Q&A with Bobbi Brown

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Bobbi Brown first arrived on the beauty scene in 1991 with the launch of Bobbi Brown Essentials, and changed the face of makeup with a handful of 10 brown-based lipstick shades created to fill a void in the market of simple, flattering and wearable makeup. Bobbi’s philosophy was simple: “Women want to look and feel like themselves, only prettier and more confident.” Her unique approach to cosmetics was a long-awaited gift for women who wanted a more natural look.

Twenty years later, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics is a global brand, having expanded beyond lipstick to a full range of color cosmetics, fragrance and skincare. Today, with a presence in more than 1000 doors in 57 countries and 18 free-standing stores, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics is coveted by world renowned makeup artists, celebrities and style makers who appreciate Bobbi’s unique approach to beauty and her ability to translate the latest trends into wearable, real-life looks.

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My friend, Samantha (right), appears in Bobbi’s latest book!

This fall, Bobbi’s seventh book, Pretty Powerful, hits bookshelves. In the book, Bobbi interviews dozens of real women, celebrities, and athletes about what beauty means to them and shows, step-by-step, how to achieve each look. Along the way, she shares her trade secrets for striking eyes, youthful skin, pretty lips, and perfect brows for any age, skin color, or beauty type.

I recently scored an exclusive interview with this makeup maestro. In the following Q&A, Bobbi dishes on her makeup philosophy, everyday routine and #1 beauty tip. It’s a pretty powerful read… CONTINUE READING

Lancôme Giveaway Winner

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The lucky winner of Spoiled Pretty’s Bump It Up Giveaway, sponsored by Lancôme, is Brigette!

Brigette has won Amy Tara Koch’s much-anticipated pregnancy style guide Bump It Up: Transforming your Pregnancy into the Ultimate Style Statement. Brigette will also receive one of the author’s favorite beauty products – Lancôme’s Star Bronzer, which creates a sun-kissed look and instantly brightens the complexion.

Congrats to Brigette and many thanks to Lancôme for sponsoring this fabulous giveaway!

Attention Moms To Be: Lancome Events and Giveaway!

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bump+it+up Attention Moms To Be: Lancome Events and Giveaway!Attention all fellow moms-to-be out there in cyberland…

This month, Lancôme teams up with style expert and author Amy Tara Koch of the much-anticipated pregnancy style guide Bump It Up: Transforming your Pregnancy into the Ultimate Style Statement for several exclusive in-store events.

Clients will get the inside scoop on style tips that will take the average pregnancy from blah to beautiful. From creating the best faux glow to the maternity makeup must-haves, expecting moms will be armed with beauty and fashion advice leaving mommy-to-be feeling fabulous. One of her fave product picks? Lancôme’s Star Bronzer to create a sun-kissed look and instantly brighten the complexion.

 Attention Moms To Be: Lancome Events and Giveaway!

In addition to receiving expert pregnancy style tips, clients will work with a Lancôme beauty expert on the hottest products to update their beauty regimen. And get the book free with any $75 purchase. Call/email the boutique nearest you to reserve an appointment. Space is limited.

April 13th / 5 PM – 7 PM
Lancôme | The Boutique
Upper West Side
212.362.4858
April 14th / 5 PM – 7 PM
Lancôme | The Boutique
The Mall at Short Hills
973.258.0790
April 27th / 6 PM – 8 PM
W Hotel Dallas-Victory – Lancôme is a sponsor
2440 Victory Park Lane
RSVP: rsvp.01521@whotels.com
April 28th / 5 PM – 7 PM
Lancôme | The Boutique
Northpark Dallas
214.750.9364

Even if you are unable to attend one of the aforementioned events, you’re in luck. Spoiled Pretty is teaming up with Lancome for a giveaway. One lucky expectant mom will win a copy of Bump It Up, plus Lancôme’s Star Bronzer (prize value: $54.50).

To enter the giveaway, leave a message in the comments section. Tell me a little about your own maternity style, and when your little one is due. Make sure to leave your email or another way for me to get in touch, just in case you get lucky. Contest is open to U.S. residents only. The giveaway ends at noon (EST) on Monday, April 19, 2010. Good luck!

Nina Garcia on The Style Strategy

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nina+garcia+the+style+strategy Nina Garcia on The Style StrategyMarie Claire Fashion Director and former Elle Editor-at-Large Nina Garcia knows a thing or two about fashion. On this week’s episode of Barnes & Noble Tagged!, host Molly Pesce sits down with the multi-tasking fashion maven and New York Times bestselling author to discuss the release of her third “fashion bible,” The Style Strategy.

Watch Nina talk about how her style has been forced to evolve due to raising a toddler, and how her new book will help readers shop smart, stay chic, and make their style last in these tough economic times. Stay tuned for Nina’s favorite frugal shopping tip from the book, and to hear about the intense emotions on the set of her hit show, Project Runway.

OMG…I Won A Contest!

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lust+loathing+and+a+little+lip+gloss OMG...I Won A Contest!I’ve entered a million contests in my lifetime. But I never seem to win anything. I guess that’s why I host so many. But today, lady luck has finally smiled on me…and I’m going to get spoiled in a pretty big way!

A few months ago, I interviewed Kyra Davis, one of my favorite authors. Lust, Loathing And A Little Lip Gloss, the long awaited fourth installment in her Sophie Katz series, was due to hit shelves in June – so I took the opportunity to chat her up about literature and lippies. I am such a fan of her chick lit mystery series that Kyra and I teamed up to give away five autographed copies of her newest book.

Little did I realize that my Q&A and giveaway counted as entries in Kyra’s own giveaway. This morning, her darling son drew names out of a hat and yours truly came out the big winner. When Kyra informed me, I was absolutely shocked. First, I didn’t even realize I had been entered into a contest; I just interviewed Kyra because I think she’s a fantabulously talented writer. And second, I never win anything!

So here’s what I’ve won:

A Labor Day weekend trip to San Francisco!!! Kyra will pick me up at the airport, I’ll stay at a swank hotel, and Kyra and I will spend the weekend visiting Sophie’s (the series’ protagonist) favorite haunts.

Can you even believe it? I’m so excited! I can’t wait to chronicle my West Coast adventures for all of you!

Thanks, Kyra! And to all of you who haven’t read her books, get reading. Have I ever steered you wrong before?

Meet François Nars at Nordstrom San Francisco Centre

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nars+marc+jacobs Meet François Nars at Nordstrom San Francisco CentreAfter making a comeback to the runway and creating 65 different makeup looks at the Marc Jacobs show this past February, François Nars will be making his first personal appearance in about 10 years!

In celebration of NARS‘ 15th anniversary, François Nars will be making a special personal appearance at Nordstrom San Francisco Centre – signing copies of his books X-Ray and Makeup Your Mind, as well as the limited-edition NARS Loves San Francisco Set.

NARS Loves San Francisco Meet François Nars at Nordstrom San Francisco Centre

X-Ray (the wildly successful photography book and collector’s item), Makeup Your Mind (the ultimate instructional makeup manual featuring the world’s most recognizable models) and the NARS Loves San Francisco Set (containing an assortment of four classic products resurrected from the archives by François Nars specifically for the women of San Francisco and re-named after iconic names in the city), will be available for sale at the NARS counter during this time.

NARS Loves San Francisco Set Meet François Nars at Nordstrom San Francisco Centre

Plus, a talented team of NARS makeup artists will also be offering customers in-store consultations with the summer collection.

NORDSTROM SAN FRANCISCO CENTRE

Saturday, June 6th, 2:00-3:30pm

865 Market Street
San Francisco, CA‎
NARS Counter
415.243.8500 x1098

Lust, Loathing And A Little Lip Gloss Giveaway Winners

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lust loathing and a little lip gloss Lust, Loathing And A Little Lip Gloss Giveaway WinnersCongrats to the winners of the Lust, Loathing And A Little Lip Gloss giveaway: Carey Barrett, Stephanie Cappella, Sarah Gunn, Sharon Mason and Christina Steward.

These winners will receive an autographed copy of Lust, Loathing And A Little Lip Gloss, the fourth book in Kyra Davis’ Sophie Katz chick lit mystery series.

Special thanks to Kyra Davis, for being such a gifted and entertaining writer – and for generously sponsoring this contest.

Check back soon for Spoiled Pretty’s next giveaway!

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