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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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.

My Favorite Celebrity Brides

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Bridal Beauty Week has come to an end. There, there…don’t cry. I’m sad too – this was so much fun! I hope that you all enjoyed yourselves.

For the finale, I’m going to share with you my favorite celebrity brides. I tried to keep the list to 10, but it proved much too difficult. Yes, I realize that many of these marriages were short-lived. But you have to admit that these ladies take some pretty pictures. Hopefully, they will help to inspire your big day beauty.

Here they are – in no particular order…

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Grace Kelly

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Jackie Kennedy Onassis

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Jessica Simpson

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Princess Diana

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Gwen Stefani

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Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy

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Eva Longoria

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Jennifer Aniston

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Tia Mowry

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Carmen Electra

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Giuliana Rancic

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Rebecca Romijn

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LisaRaye McCoy

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Jennifer Lopez

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Marcia Cross

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Tori Spelling

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Audrey Hepburn

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Toni Braxton

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Katherine McPhee

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Alyson Hannigan

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Christina Aguilera

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Avril Lavigne

Bewildered About Bridal Beauty? Three Custom Color Specialists to the Rescue!

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Last month, Trae Bodge and Chad Hayduk, Co-Founders of Three Custom Color Specialists, were the makeup maestros for the JLM Couture Spring 2009 Bridal Show (during New York Bridal Fashion Week).

JHRunway Bewildered About Bridal Beauty? Three Custom Color Specialists to the Rescue!They created a special new lipgloss just for the showcase called, Just Love Me. It’s not yet available on the website, but Three Custom Color Specialists can take phone orders for it. It’s a gorgeous soft fleshy pink with opal and champagne shimmer (see the photo, left).

The bridal pages on their website are a great resource for brides-to-be. They include color charts and step-by-step bridal makeup application techniques. One piece of advice that you won’t find on the website, but Trae wanted to share with Spoiled Pretty readers is this:

“Brides can tend to over do it or under do it. I recommend seeking an expert to collaborate to achieve the best look for your special day.”

Carissa’s Bridal Makeup Must-Haves: Day 7

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Carissa, writer and editor of Hooked On Beauty and professional makeup artist says:

Carissa Carissas Bridal Makeup Must Haves: Day 7That tattoo you got with your friends when you were 19 isn’t something you necessarily want to showcase in a gown. I use a lot of Dermablend Cover Crème, the gold standard for covering anything from tattoos to birthmarks.

To learn more about Carissa and her services, visit coloradoweddingmakeup.com.

PS – Don’t forget to enter the Ultimate Bridal Beauty Basket giveaway!

Brides-to-Be…Don’t Miss This Giveaway!

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Today is the last day to enter Spoiled Pretty’s Bridal Beauty giveaway.

winter06 hair7a Brides to Be...Dont Miss This Giveaway!One lucky future bride will win the Ultimate Bridal Beauty Basket – filled with $1,400 of treats from Bobbi Brown, Clinique, Essie, Hourglass Cosmetics, Kiehl’s, Lancome, Nailtiques, Ojon, Prescriptives, Sephora, Three Custom Color Specialists, Veet, and many more!

And a bride-to-be from the Philadelphia area will win a gift certificate for a facial, compliments of Giovanni & Pileggi Salon.

If your wedding date is between now and 12/31/07, be sure to enter right now – contest closes tonight at midnight (EST). Not getting married, but know someone who is? Spread the word. Maybe your friend will share the wealth!

Good luck!

Carissa’s Bridal Makeup Must-Haves: Day 6

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Carissa, writer and editor of Hooked On Beauty and professional makeup artist says:

Carissa Carissas Bridal Makeup Must Haves: Day 6No matter what I do, I can’t really cover dry, flaking skin. Brides should use a good exfoliant (one they’ve used before and know won’t cause a reaction) the morning of the wedding like Fresh Sugar Face Polish for smooth skin that glows.

To learn more about Carissa and her services, visit coloradoweddingmakeup.com.

PS – Don’t forget to enter the Ultimate Bridal Beauty Basket giveaway!

Ugly Betty Will Make A Beautiful Bride

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It’s Bridal Beauty Week here at Spoiled Pretty, so I’d like to take this opportunity to give a shout-out to my girl America Ferrera – who is rumored to be engaged to her long-time boyfriend, aspiring director Ryan Piers Williams.

¡Felicitaciones!

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