Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream Review


You know how awesome BB creams are for your face? Well, the geniuses at Jergens have harnessed the power of BB and infused it into a lotion for your body. Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream promises flawless-looking skin with 5 visible benefits in just 5 days.  But does it deliver? Watch the video to find out...   Disclosure: This post was CONTINUE READING

Laura Mercier Sale at Gilt.com


As a huge fan of Laura Mercier (I swear by the foundation primer and tinted moisturizer), I was so excited to see that Gilt.com has a nice assortment of beauty products currently on sale. There's everything from sophisticated nail polish colors and soft mineral blush to lip glaze palettes and pencil sets to create an alluring smoky eye. Oh, and CONTINUE READING

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Cover April Issue of Vogue


Welp, folks, it looks like Kanye finally wore Anna Wintour down and got his baby mama a coveted Vogue cover. So the rumors were true. There was buzz a few months back that Kim would cover the fashion bible, but then everyone assumed it would be a foreign Vogue - given Anna's alleged aversion to all things Kardashian. I CONTINUE READING

10 Beauty Products to Get You Through the Flu


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Bridal

Top 10 Bridal Beauty Tips

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Recessional2 Top 10 Bridal Beauty TipsToday, Mr. Spoiled Pretty and I celebrate our third wedding anniversary. With our recent move and all of the craziness that’s going on in our lives right now, we almost forgot. But after remembering, we booked reservations at Supper, an excellent restaurant in our new ‘hood.
This year is particularly special, because we celebrate the occasion with our son. Though Westley isn’t scheduled to make his grand entrance until August, he’ll enjoy a delicious dinner.
In honor of my nuptials, I’m taking this opportunity to pass along some beauty knowledge to brides-to-be. Back in 2007, I stressed myself out something awful trying to make sure my makeup was perfection; I wish someone wiser had taken me under her wing and saved me some major frustration. So I’m hoping that this post will serve that purpose and help a new generation of brides vow to be beautiful on their wedding day.
Here are my top 10 tips:

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1. Don’t get too trendy with your makeup or hairstyle. You want to look like a knockout on your wedding day, but you should still look like you. Years from now, you don’t want to look at your wedding photos and think, “Who is that?”

2. If you’re planning a pre-wedding facial or similar treatment, make sure you schedule it at least a week before. The last thing you need to deal with is an allergic reaction or an extraction-happy esthetician that leaves your face a marked up mess days/hours before your nuptials.

3. If you can, hire someone to do your hair and makeup on your wedding day. I’m not doubting your abilities…you might be the second coming of Kevyn Aucoin, but having someone to help means that you’ll have one (or two) less things to worry about on the day of. And it needn’t cost a fortune, either. You don;t need to hire a celebrity makeup artist to look like supermodel. Find a local beauty school and ask if any of the students are available for special events. Or go to the mall and get a makeover at your favorite makeup counter. If the salesperson does a good job, ask him/her if she makes house calls. My longtime friend/mane man, Erik, did my hair at my parents’ house…and then attended our wedding as a guest.

4. Whether you’re paying someone to do your hair/makeup or you’re a DIY kind of bride, always do a trial run. And take photos – from different angles and in different lighting. You might love the reflection in the mirror, but the pictures might tell a different story. And better for you to figure out what works (and what doesn’t) in the months/weeks leading up to your big day – when you actually have time and the means to fix problems.

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5. Don’t rush to remove your veil. If you decide to wear a veil on your wedding day, wear it for the entire day – from your walk down the aisle until the end of the reception. A veil is that one element that transforms you from a woman in a white dress into a bride. Looking back at my wedding photos, I wish I hadn’t been in such a rush to take off my veil and show off my hair. I much prefer the photos of me wearing the veil; they have a much more romantic quality.
6. Invest in some waterproof mascara, even if you’re not the emotional type. At some point, someone is going to make you cry and you’ll be happy you dodged a Tammy Faye Baker bullet.
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7. If your hair has behavioral issues, I would recommend not washing your hair on your wedding day. Freshly shampooed hair doesn’t hold a style as well as second day hair. And if your hair has a serious case of ADD, invest in a can of Elnett.

8. If your skin is on the oily side and you’re afraid of looking shiny in photos, make sure to have blot papers handy on your wedding day. Powder does cut down on shine, but it can also get cakey-looking and settle into lines. Blotting papers are a better bet. Or you can do like I do and just grab a bunch of Starbucks brown napkins next time you get a Frappuccino; those suckers work better than most blotting papers I’ve used – and when Starbucks charges you $4-5 for some coffee, milk and sugar, they owe you some damn napkins. So take a handful and put ‘em in your purse.

9. Invest in good makeup primers to keep makeup from sliding off of your face. I’m partial to Laura Mercier Foundation Primer and Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion.

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10. I wore Giorgio Armani Silk Lipstick topped with Armani Lip Shimmer on my wedding day (click here to find out what else I wore). I asked one of my bridesmaids to hold my gloss for me – but when I needed it for a mid-reception touch-up, she didn’t know where it was. To this day, she still insists that I lost it. Um, as if! I would never misplace a brand new Armani lip gloss. Anyway…I digress. Though this was a minor snafu, I’m often reminded of my mistake when I look at my photos. My lips are almost the same color as my face, so in some of the pictures, my mouth kind of just disappears. It still irks me to this day. So do yourself a favor and use a lip stain (like CoverGirl Outlast Lipstains) before applying lipstick and/or lip gloss. And don’t ask your flighty friends to hold nuthin’.

Attention Brides-to-Be: Philosophy Introduces Tying The Knot

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philosophy+tying+the+knot+set Attention Brides to Be: Philosophy Introduces Tying The KnotPhilosophy introduces tying The Knot, a new bridal must-have gift set created exclusively for The Knot, the leading online wedding resource (I practically lived on theknot.com leading up to my 2007 nuptials).

The special gift set contains everything a bride needs to pamper herself in preparation of her big day, including an inspiring message for the bride along with nine essential philosophy bridal beauty products to help her look and feel extraordinary on her wedding day:

* amazing grace firming body emulsion, bath gel and spray fragrance
* purity one-step facial cleanser
* hope in a jar moisturizer
* micro-delivery peel pads
* kiss me clear lip balm-spf 20
* kiss me exfoliating lip scrub
* eye hope deluxe sample

tying The Knot ($100) is available for purchase on TheKnot.com and philosophy.com.

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Surrounding the product launch, The Knot and Philosophy have created the “Wedding Day Hope” Sweepstakes, inviting brides to share their hopes and dreams for their big day. These personal messages will be posted anonymously on the site’s user-generated bulletin board for all to see. Brides who share their hopes are automatically entered to win the grand prize of a luxury honeymoon worth over $10,000! Other prizes include a wedding day makeover for one lucky bride and her bridesmaids courtesy of philosophy beauty expert and makeup artist John Trau as well as tying The Knot gift box sets.

How To Get Khloe Kardashian’s Bridal Glow

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My pal and celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic shared the secrets to Khloe Kardashian’s beautiful bridal glow with OK! Magazine.

khloe+kardashian+mario+dedivanovic+wedding+makeup How To Get Khloe Kardashians Bridal GlowAll brides are radiant, but Kardashian makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic gave Khloe that special something extra. “He wanted her youthful look to shine through and kept her makeup natural and dewy,” says Kim, OK!’s contributing beauty editor. Mario gave Khloe subtle, smoky eyes using copper and bronze hues. (He blended the golden shade from NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Méditerranée with Antiqued Eye Shadow by MAC) “He coated Khloe’s lashes with Lancome Hypnose mascara – Khloe’s fave!” Kim adds, “And to get her luminous skin, Mario applied blush in Orgasm by NARS and Bronze Matte bronzer by Dior. Finally, Mario applied Revlon Creme Gloss in Pink Cami to give Khloe’s lips a natural color and shine.” And Khloe’s tumbling waves? “Our hairstylist Frankie Payne blew out her hair using Bumble and bumble Thickening Spray,” Kim tells OK!. “He waved her hair in small sections using a double-barrel curling iron, but kept the texture piecy and tousled. Then to finish the look, he applied a dab of T3 Boost by Orlando Pita.”

For more of Khloe’s big day deets, pick up the October 12 issue of OK!

Source: OK! Magazine

Priscilla of Boston Bridal Sample Sale

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priscilla+of+boston Priscilla of Boston Bridal Sample SaleSorry for the late notice on this one, dolls…

Today, Priscilla of Boston is having a one day only sample sale – hosted in their 15 salon locations.

Couture bridal gown creations (from Priscilla of Boston, Platinum for Priscilla of Boston, Melissa Sweet, and Vineyard collections) originally offered between $1,500 and $8,000 will start at $199, with bridesmaid and special event dresses (from Priscilla of Boston, Melissa Sweet and Vineyard collections) starting at $19.99!

Friday, June 19, 2009
Extended hours: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
No Appointment Necessary

Priscilla of Boston (New York, NY)
264 W 40th Street
New York, NY 10018
212.997.3956

Priscilla of Boston (Long Island – New York City Area)
154 Mineola Ave
Roslyn Heights, NY 11577
516.484.2080

Priscilla of Boston (Atlanta, GA)
3234 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
404.760.9800

Priscilla of Boston (Boston, MA)
801 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
617.267.9070

Priscilla of Boston (Chicago Area)
17W170 22nd St
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
630.833.5000

Priscilla of Boston (Denver, CO)
299 Detroit Street
Denver, CO 80206
303.355.9491

Priscilla of Boston (Dallas, TX)
4000 Villanova ST
Dallas, TX 75225
214.691.0669

Priscilla of Boston (Houston, TX)
1131-10 Uptown Boulevard
Houston, TX 77056
713.526.1886

Priscilla of Boston (Northern New Jersey)
565 Millburn Ave
Short Hills, NJ 07078
973.376.2345

Priscilla of Boston (Washington, DC Area)
8065 Leesburg Pike
Tysons Corner, VA 22182
703.821.0167

Priscilla of Boston (Philadelphia Area)
29 E Wynnewood RD
Wynnewood, PA 19096
610.896.8290

Priscilla of Boston (Minnesota Area)
3926 West 50th Street
Edina, MN 55424
952.922.2106

Priscilla of Boston (Orlando)
7940 Via Dellagio Way
Orlando, FL 32819
407.374.2515

Priscilla of Boston (Miami area)
348 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL 33134
305.447.6807

Priscilla of Boston (San Francisco)
170 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94108
415.951.0400

My Prettiest Day

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Today, Mr. Spoiled Pretty and I celebrate our two year anniversary. I’ve never felt more beautiful than I did on my wedding day.

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Click here for a list of beauty products I used on my special day.

Brides: Take The Clinique Lash Power Challenge

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Bridal Beauty Week ended last week, but that doesn’t mean Spoiled Pretty has forgotten about you brides-to-be.

clinique Brides: Take The Clinique Lash Power ChallengeBetween now and June 30, future brides can visit clinque.brides.com to download the Clinique Bridal Beauty Countdown Widget to help plan your day of bliss – including weekly wedding-prep tips for glowing skin and flawless makeup – right on their desktop. Once downloaded, Clinique will deliver a FREE SAMPLE of Lash Power Mascara. This mascara vows to stay put through rain, sweat, humidity and tears.

And for the chance to win every bride’s dream wedding day accessory (beautiful diamond jewelry valued at $5,000), Clinique invites women to submit a video of their best teary-eyed moment – weather watching a tear-jerking movie, jumping in a pool, or peeling an onion – showing Clinique Power Mascara standing up to the test. The winning submission will receive the diamond jewelry collection and three runners-up will receive a Clinique Makeup Artists on their wedding day for themselves and two friends.

Bridal Beauty Week Winners Revealed!!!

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Happy Monday, my pretties!

bride Bridal Beauty Week Winners Revealed!!!Bridal Beauty Week 2008 is officially a thing of the past. But one great thing about the start of a new week is the announcement of the Bridal Beauty contest winners.

The Ultimate Bridal Beauty Basket was Spoiled Pretty’s most highly coveted giveaway prize to date. Thus, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the sponsors who made this contest possible.

Spoiled Pretty would like to give a shout-out to: Blue Tux Shoes, Bobbi Brown, Clinique, Dr. Sager’s HomeoTherapeutics, Dr. Scholl’s For Her, Essie, Foot Petals, Hourglass Cosmetics, Jane Iredale, Jaqua, Kiehl’s, La Chica Chic, Lancome, Nailtiques, Ojon, Perfect Details, Prescriptives, Secret, Sephora, Stephanie Johnson, Tarte, Three Custom Color Specialists, Veet, and Vera Wang.

The winner of the Ultimate Bridal Beauty Basket is…

Alicia Zilavy!!!!!!

Congratulations, Alicia. You are the envy of brides everywhere!

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Locally, we have another winner. Lesley Yuhas will receive a gift certificate for a facial, courtesy of the award-winning Giovanni & Pileggi Salon in Philadelphia. Many thanks to Giovanni & Pileggi for allowing me to spoil one Philly girl pretty!

Whether you’re single, engaged, or married – be sure to check back later today for the announcement of our next giveaway.



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