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

Bronzer

Laura Mercier Master Class: Makeup Bag Must-Haves in Your 30s

Posted on by Dana Jacob in Anti-Aging, Beauty Tips, Blush, Bronzer, Cleanser, Concealer, Eye Liner, Eye Shadow, Eyebrows, Eyes, Face, Featured, Foundation, Lashes, Lipgloss, Lips, Mascara, Moisturizer, Philadelphia, Powder, Primer, Skin Care | Leave a comment
laura mercier cosmetics makeup 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 that we are in our 30s, I thought it was a great time to learn more about skincare (ugh, the dreaded lines and wrinkles) and how to apply make up that works for us now.
.
I instantly thought of my friend, Claire Sloss, who works for Laura Mercier at Nordstrom in the King of Prussia Mall.  They offer a Master Makeup Class, free of charge. There is a maximum of 15 people – we found that 12 was a great number, as there are Laura Mercier artists working with a couple of girls at one time to see what best works for them. Claire just requires a few weeks to plan the logistics – and offered with the class are refreshments and the products that you would like to purchase. The class is done in a private room so you can spread out, ask a lot of questions and have fun!
.
We had a fabulous time! Luis Soto was our lead artist that evening, and he selected me to be his model!  I admit, I was awe-struck because he has worked with many celebrities including Cher, Cindy Lauper, and N’Sync!  “What, you touched Justin Timberlake’s face?!?”  Yeah, the 15-year-old in me came out!!!

CONTINUE READING

MAC Fantasy of Flowers

Posted on by daneen in Blush, Bronzer, Eye Liner, Eye Shadow, Eyes, Face, Featured, Lipgloss, Lips, Lipstick, Mascara, Nail Polish, Nails, Tools | Leave a comment

MAC Fantasy of Flowers MAC Fantasy of Flowers

A glorious garden of irresistible shades unfolds, its hidden pleasures unearthed, as delicate pastel Pigments unfurl and the dewy sparkle of Cremesheen Glass casts a luminous gleam. Rose-coloured hues burst from lustrous Lipstick, while a heavenly hybrid of Mineralize Eye Shadows blossom with natural splendor. Cheeks are kissed with the graceful glow of Mineralize Blush, and vivid pops of colour flourish as Fluidline and Nail Lacquer bring this flowery fantasia to life.

MAC Fantasy of Flowers Lipsticks MAC Fantasy of Flowers

LIPSTICK ($15)

  • Fleur d’Coral: pale creamy peach (lustre)
  • Naked Bud: neutral sheer nude (lustre)
  • Dreaming Dahlia: sheer red-coral (lustre)
  • Rose Lily: sheer pastel pink (lustre)
  • Snapdragon: mid-tone blue pink (lustre)
  • Heavenly Hybrid: mid-tone berry (lustre)

 

MAC Fantasy of Flowers Cremesheen Glass MAC Fantasy of Flowers

CREMESHEEN GLASS ($20)

  • Nectarsweet: soft pink-peach
  • Flare for Fantasy: mid-tone pink-beige
  • Pagoda: frosted cool pink
  • Playful Petal: electric magenta
  • Star Quality: bright orange-coral
  • Galaxy Rose: mid-tone violet pink

CONTINUE READING

Tory Burch Launches Fragrance and Beauty Collection

Posted on by daneen in Bath and Body, Blush, Bronzer, Featured, Fragrance, Lip/Cheek Stain, Lips, Lipstick | 1 Comment

Tory Burch Fragrance and Beauty Collection Tory Burch Launches Fragrance and Beauty CollectionLast week, Tory Burch added a new fragrance and beauty collection to her stylish empire.

Tory describes her eponymous fragrance as “a balance of femininity and tomboy, citrus and floral, grounded and graceful.” Floral peony and tuberose blend with crisp citrus notes of grapefruit and neroli — anchored by earthy vetiver.

Back in 2009, I interviewed my fellow Philadelphian and she named Vetiver by Guerlain as her signature scent. So I’m not surprised that vetiver (which her dad, Buddy, also wore) became the signature note for her first fragrance.

Tory Burch Bath and Body Collection1 Tory Burch Launches Fragrance and Beauty CollectionThe fragrance is available as an Eau de Parfum ($62-110), Bath and Shower Gel ($50), Body Lotion ($50), Body Cream ($80) Candle ($60) and Solid Perfume Pendant Necklace ($150).

Tory Burch Beauty Tory Burch Launches Fragrance and Beauty Collection

Tory’s capsule beauty collection is comprised of three products: a Bronzer & Blush ($48) a Lip & Cheek Tint ($38) and a Sheer Lipstick ($32) and Face Brush ($48) all inspired by her love of a natural yet polished look.

Urban Decay Summer 2011 Collection

Posted on by daneen in Bronzer, Eye Liner, Lipgloss, Makeup Case, Mascara, Nail Polish, Primer | Leave a comment

A few weeks ago, Urban Decay sent me their Summer 2011 Collection to test and review. As a huge fan of Urban Decay (they’re one of my all time favorite brands – I love their rock and roll vibe and I’m addicted to their 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencils), I always have high expectations for new products. And this collection does not disappoint.

Usually when I receive an entire collection to review, I’ll choose a few of the best products and feature them here. This collection, which is comprised of some familiar faces and some new makeup bag staples, has so many choice products that I’m going to review the whole she-bang.

Okay, time to break it down…

Urban+Decay+Rollergirl+Nail+Kit Urban Decay Summer 2011 Collection

The Rollergirl Nail Kit includes six mini bottles of summer’s IT shades: Fame (shimmery beige), Superfreak (gold glitter), Xanadu (Purple Glitter), Miss T (pearly fuchsia), Woodstock (hot pink) and Love Train (iridescent white). Something to note about these lilliputian lacquers is that each brush has 220 strands, just like a standard polish brush – so it delivers the same flawless finish as a bigger bottle. I painted a pedicure using Woodstock a two weeks ago and it’s still holding on and looking hot.

Urban+Decay+Rollergirl+Palette+ +Group Urban Decay Summer 2011 Collection

Even if you own just about every Urban Decay product that exists – like me – here’s a reason you should still add the Rollergirl Eyeshadow Palette to your shopping list: one of the shadow shades, Verve (pale champagne with oyster shimmer), is exclusive to this set. And don’t let the name fool you. There’s more to this kit than just eyeshadows. You also get a full-sized 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Whiskey (dark brown) and a mini Crush Lip Junkie Lipgloss (sheer bright hot pink with a vanilla mint flava).

Urban+Decay+Urban+Defense+Tinted+Moisturizer+SPF+20 Urban Decay Summer 2011 Collection

Urban Defense Tinted Moisturizers are great for this time of year when a face of foundation is just too much. The formula is buildable and breathable for comfortable wear. And it’ got SPF 20 to protect your baby face from the summer sun.

Urban+Decay+Eyeshadow+Primer+Potion+ +Original+%2528open%2529 Urban Decay Summer 2011 Collection

I’ve been wearing Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion for years and while I wouldn’t change the formula for anything, the packaging left much to be desired. You could never seem to get all of the product out of the I Dream Of Genie-esque tube, and makeup addicts everywhere were pissed. Some of them even took to YouTube, demonstrating how to saw the shit open to extract every drop. Well, Urban Decay has responded in a BIG way. They’ve re-packaged the product in a squeezable tube – with 10% more product than before. If you wear eyeshadow, Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion is a must. When used as a base, your eyeshadow will not move or crease for 24 hours. I kid you not. And what’s more - the pigment of your shadow appears truer and more vibrant…not some washed out version of what you see in the shadow pan. It’s available in 4 shades: Original (invisible), Eden (tawny matte finish), Greed (glimmering gold) and Sin (champagne shimmer). If you buy anything in this post, this should be it.

Urban+Decay+Cannonball+Mascara Urban Decay Summer 2011 Collection

Urban Decay is not kidding when they describe Cannonball Ultra Waterproof Mascara‘s formula as mermaid worthy. I wear Cannonball during my infant son’s weekly swim lessons and it does not budge. Well, not until I remove it with Urban Decay’s Meltdown Makeup Remover.

Urban+Decay+Baked+Bronzer+ +Gilded Urban Decay Summer 2011 Collection

Even though I’m brown, I still like to up the ante in the summertime. What I love about Baked Face and Body Bronzers is that they are the antithesis of the flat, orangey bronzers that I loathe. The three shades deliver a gorgeous sunkissed glow that actually looks like it may have come from, well, the sun. I’m going to Miami in a few days and I couldn’t decided which one should come with. In the end, I opted for Gilded (smoldering bronze shimmer). Besides being a gorgeous shade, I also figured that it could pull double duty as an eyeshadow. Genius consideration, right?

Urban+Decay+Lip+Love+ +Group+Shot Urban Decay Summer 2011 Collection

Lip Love Honey-Infused Lip Therapy gives lips a sheer/stained effect. The conditioning formula nourishes your pout, sans stickiness. Available in five shades (Stung, a sheer blackberry, is the prettiest IMO), the gloss smells and tastes like honey. Problem is I don’t like honey – the smell or the taste of it. But if you don’t have honey hangups, these are some gorgeous glosses to add to your collection.

Urban+Decay+Quinceanera+Bag+%2528open%2529 Urban Decay Summer 2011 Collection

Urban Decay is celebrating 15 years in the beauty biz with the Quinceanera Makeup Bag. This baby is already packed in suitcase for Miami. It’s the perfect size for a product packrat like me. Roomy enough so that I can travel with enough stock, but not so cavernous that I’m tempted to fill it up with everything I own. LOVE!

Urban Decay Urban Bride Kit Urban Decay Summer 2011 Collection

Finally, there’s the Urban Bride Kit. Urban Decay says, “If you’re looking for something new to give your favorite bride, lavish her with this decadent gift-ready box of travel-sized products designed to keep her looking exquisite all day (and night, wink wink).” But, honestly, you don’t need to be a bride-to-be to enjoy this set. I’ve been a Mrs. for 4 years and I’m crushing on this kit. It contains:
• Razor Sharp Ultra-Definition Finishing Powder to diffuse lines for a flawless airbrushed look.
• Urban Decay’s best-selling original formula Eyeshadow Primer Potion (full-sized) and Supercurl Curling Mascara to keep her eyes looking fresh.
• Lip Junkie Lipgloss in Midnight Cowboy to give bare and lightly colored lips a sensual, come-hither shine or electrify darker lipcolor with more texture.
• All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray to ensure her look stays put for 16 incredible hours.
• Marshmallow Sparkling Lickable Body Powder to keep the party going long after the guests have left.

I was so impressed with All Nighter that I bought Deslick (their other makeup setting spray that also addresses oil overload) yesterday at Sephora.

So there you have it. Which products are going on your wish list?

L’Oreal Sublime Bronze One Day Tinted Gel

Posted on by daneen in Bath and Body, Bronzer, Fabuless Pick of the Week, Spoiled Pretty TV, Tan | Leave a comment
loreal+sublime+bronze+one+day+tinted+gel LOreal Sublime Bronze One Day Tinted Gel

L’Oreal Sublime Bronze One Day Tinted Gel promises a natural looking, sun-kissed glow in a no-mistakes formula that lasts all day – but washes off with just soap and water. Does it deliver? Watch my video review to find out if you should stockpile or sidestep this new product!

Sponsored Post: The Bronzed and the Beautiful Shop BeautyTicket.com

Posted on by daneen in Bronzer | Leave a comment

I’m a firm believer in the ‘before you leave the house, take off one accessory’ rule. Unfortunately, when it comes to beauty, a one-way ticket to tackyville isn’t so easily averted. So my best advice to avoid going overboard is to think simple before applying anything to your face.

One of the best ways to prevent product overload is to invest in a good bronzer. Adding warmth to your complexion allows you to get away with wearing less. This summer, BeautyTicket.com makes it easier than ever to get the look of healthy, sun-kissed skin without the damaging effects of the sun.

pop+beauty+bronze+class+kit%5B1%5D Sponsored Post: The Bronzed and the Beautiful Shop BeautyTicket.com

Pop Beauty Face Class in Bronze Pop, $13.99 (you save $24)
Pop Beauty Bronze Face Class is a perfectly coordinated bronze-hued face palette in a sexy metallic wallet. This all-in-one pallet includes gorgeous shades for creating sultry summer eyes, glowing out-doorsy cheeks, and naturally gorgeous lips. Easy to follow instructions included!

stila+gel+bronzer Sponsored Post: The Bronzed and the Beautiful Shop BeautyTicket.com

Stila Gel Bronzer, $11.99 (you save $12)
Get an instant bronze goddess glow in seconds! This lightweight gel bronzer gives you perfect all-over golden color – so you’ll look like you spent the day outdoors.

Fusion+Beauty+GlowFusion+Air+Glow+Self Tanning+System Sponsored Post: The Bronzed and the Beautiful Shop BeautyTicket.com

Fusion Beauty GlowFusion Air Glow Self-Tanning System, $89.99 (you save $85)
Fusion Beauty is changing the face of self-tanning with the GlowFusion Air Glow Gun. Combined with the Micro-Nutrient Tinted Protein Tan Mist, the Air Glow Gun delivers instant, streak-free color to the skin, providing immediate color while binding with the skin’s natural melanin for a long-lasting tan that complements your natural skin tone. Ideal for use head to toe.

lola+face+bronzing+kit Sponsored Post: The Bronzed and the Beautiful Shop BeautyTicket.com

Lola Cosmetics Face Bronzing Kit, $29.99 (you save $45)
Get your glow on with this three piece face bronzing set (a BeautyTicket.com exclusive!),
filled with Lola must-haves.
* Sand & Sun Bronzer Duo: combination of golden beige and warm bronze hues naturally enhance skin tone and adds a hint of shimmer.
* Prime Effects Pure Pigment Infusion: a conditioning color infusion to enhance your natural glow! Wear Prime Effects alone or mixed with your favorite primer or foundation for a more subtle effect.
* Lola Creme Blush: a creamy, easy to use stick that infuses cheeks with a hint of gold.

Caudalie+Fresh+Complexion+Tinted+Moisturizer Sponsored Post: The Bronzed and the Beautiful Shop BeautyTicket.com

Caudalie Fresh Complexion Tinted Moisturizer, $18.99 (you save $20)
This silky fluid enhances, evens and brightens the complexion for an immediate, natural healthy glow. Rich in active plant ingredients, it moisturizes and protects the youth of the skin. The lightweight moisturizer imparts nourishing ingredients and a light, sun-kissed glow for a healthy-looking complexion. Ideal for those of all skin types and fair to medium skin tones who want lightly tanned and deeply hydrated skin.

Pixi+Creme+Cheek+%26+Lip+Duo+in+Natural+Rose Sponsored Post: The Bronzed and the Beautiful Shop BeautyTicket.com

Pixi Creme Cheek & Lip Duo, $9.99 (you save $16)
Velvety, moisture rich crème-to-powder cheek and lip crème provides smooth, silky color for naturally luminous skin. Delivers long lasting color with a real skin texture and blends easily for healthy skin. Formula infused with Rose Extract and Vitamin E to treat and nourish skin.



JOEY+NY+Palette+SoBe+Sunkissed Sponsored Post: The Bronzed and the Beautiful Shop BeautyTicket.com


JOEY NY Palette in SoBe Sunkissed, $16.99 (you save $28)
The SoBe Bronzing Palette is designed to help achieve the ultimate bronzed look without the sun. Contains everything you need for a complete sultry, healthy, and natural complexion with instant results! Formulated with Marine Collagen, the anti-aging ingredient for reducing the look of lines and hydrating. Perfect for all skin tones.

And here’s an obvious, but important tip for applying bronzer: use a light touch. A heavy application does not a golden goddess make. Start out slow and take it easy – the world only needs one Snooki.

Once you look like you’ve just returned from some sun-drenched isle, swipe on two coats of your must-have mascara and coat your pucker in a sheer gloss, and you’re good to glow!

Lancôme Giveaway Winner

Posted on by daneen in Books, Bronzer, Contest, Giveaway | Leave a comment
bump+it+up Lancôme Giveaway Winner

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!

Page 1 of 6123456