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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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Kimye Wedding Makeup Artist: Mario Dedivanovic

Posted on by daneen in Beauty Tips, Bridal, Celebrities, Featured, Makeup Mondays with Mario, Mario Dedivanovic | Leave a comment

kimye kim kardashian kanye west wedding Kimye Wedding Makeup Artist: Mario DedivanovicBy now, you’ve probably heard all of the Kimye wedding details. Kim Kardashian wore a Givenchy Haute Couture lace gown (she slipped into a bodycon Balmain dress post-ceremony) and Kanye West was outfitted in a custom Givenchy tuxedo. Not to be outdone, little North wore a dress also designed by Givenchy’s creative director, Riccardo Tisci. The couple exchanged Lorraine Schwartz wedding bands, were serenaded by John Legend, and are currently honeymooning in Ireland.

 

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The Kimye Wedding Beauty Squad: Chris McMillan and Mario Dedivanovic

 

Kim’s wedding hair was styled by Jennifer Aniston’s homeboy Chris McMillan. But do you know who’s responsible for her flawless wedding makeup? That would be my friend (and makeup wizard) Mario Dedivanovic. He did Kim’s makeup for her last wedding. Khloe’s too.

 

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When I call Mario an artist, that’s not me just throwing around compliments. I’ve seen him completely transform faces and he is a true artist…an expert at his craft. Watch him in action here as I interview Khloe Kardashian (Part I and Part II).

Mario travels the world beautifying some of the most famous faces. But even if you’re not a celebrity, you can still benefit from his genius. Back in the day, Mario was a Spoiled Pretty correspondent and would answer readers’ burning beauty questions. Check out the Makeup Mondays with Mario archives – there’s a ton of great tips and tricks that you can start trying right now!

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Cover April Issue of Vogue

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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 guess this explains why Kim went back to her natural hair color.

Check out this behind-the-scenes video with Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and baby North on set of the April cover shoot with Annie Leibovitz.

Johnny Weir: Fashion Gold at the Sochi Olympics

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Personally, I’ve found the Sochi Olympics to be underwhelming, so far. But you know what keeps me tuning in – at least on the figure skating days, anyway? Johnny Weir.

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Honestly, the two-time Olympic skating champ turned commentator could be speaking Russian as he critiques the performances for NBC Sports Network. All anyone really wants to know is where they can buy his fierce fashions and accessories.

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But what’s the inspiration behind his flamboyant Sochi style? CONTINUE READING

MAC Viva Glam Rihanna Launches Today!

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MAC‘s spokesperson for 2014, Rihanna, launches her VIVA GLAM campaign today. Two strikingly bold shades of blue-red frosted Lipstick and Lipglass, perfectly capture her fearless, confident style. Every cent of the selling price of VIVA GLAM Rihanna goes toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS – so you can look good and do good, all at the same time.

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Kerry Washington is a Neutrogena Spokesperson

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Neutrogena announced today that Emmy nominated actress (and my homegirl) Kerry Washington has joined the brand’s current roster of talent. Smart move, right? I mean…just look at this goddess’s face!

Not only will Kerry be one of the faces for Neutrogena – but for the first time ever, she will also serve as a “creative consultant” to the brand, sharing her valuable insights with the marketing, scientific, and retail teams.

“The more I learned about the company’s values, guiding principles, and commitment to quality, the more I realized that Neutrogena is so much more than your average beauty company.   I knew I wanted to be a part of a company that is helping to make a difference in people’s lives.  As a creative consultant, I will be able to have a real voice inside this amazing company, which is a tremendously exciting endeavor,” says Washington.

“Neutrogena is about making a difference in women’s lives. We partnered with Kerry because she’s an inspiration to women everywhere and shares this same value system.  Her work ethic, charity commitments and, of course, her ability to balance it all while also having beautiful, healthy skin, made this an obvious fit.  She is truly aspirational to everyone,” says Michelle Freyre, General Manager, Neutrogena.

Washington joins beauty icons Jennifer Garner, Julie Bowen, Gabrielle Union, Hayden Panettiere, Emma Roberts, Diane Lane and Sandra Echeverria as a member of the Neutrogena family.

OPI Partnering with Gwen Stefani on New Nail Polish Collection

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Gwen Stefani OPI Nail Polish OPI Partnering with Gwen Stefani on New Nail Polish Collection

OPI is partnering with Gwen Stefani on a new, seven-piece limited edition nail polish collection for 2014 – featuring standout color in breakthrough finishes. Highlights from the collection include a bold red lacquer that pays homage to Gwen’s signature lipstick, a new semi-matte satin finish in shades of gold and black, and a mirrored chrome paired with a special base coat.

Gwen’s signature red OPI hue – Over & Over A-Gwen – will be available in a boxed set, which includes Swarovski black crystals and silver, gold and pewter studs in bar, square, diamond and circle shapes for creating unique nail designs, as well as nail glue for easy application.

Love.Angel.Music.Baby. and 4 in the Morning feature a new, semi-matte satin finish designed to be worn without top coat. Push and Shove, a bold chrome hue, is also worn without top coat but requires a special complimentary base coat – Lay Down that Base. One thin coat of Lay Down that Base topped with two thin coats of Push and Shove yields an intense, mirrored finish. The collection is rounded out with two glossy crème lacquers and one sparkly glitter shade: Hey Baby, I Sing in Color and In True Stefani Fashion.

This collection will be available beginning January 2014 at Professional Salons, including Dillard’s, JCPenney and ULTA, for $9.00 suggested retail for each nail lacquer. The boxed set including Over & Over A-Gwen and SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS will retail for $14.95.

Tom Ford ‘Jennifer’ Flap Over Bag Lookalikes Found!

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I jokingly refer to myself as “the bag lady.” Except it’s not really a joke. I carry way too many bags. On an average evening, I return home from work (and daycare) juggling my purse, my laptop bag, Westley’s backpack and lunch bag – plus any shopping bags I’ve accumulated that day. And I need to have at least one hand free to prevent my fearless two-year-old from darting into the street. So I’ve been searching for a crossbody bag to help lighten my load and free up my hands.

The crossbody I want should be work appropriate, but casual enough for weekends. I also need a one that is roomy enough to accommodate my hoarder tendencies, but not so big that I can never find what I’m looking for.

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After some window shopping and exhaustive Google searches, I finally found my brainchild brought to life…on the arm of Jennifer Aniston. Her ubiquitous Tom Ford Flap-Over Bag was exactly what I had dreamed – well, minus the $4,000 price tag. I was so frustrated because I love everything about this bag (particularly the fold-over, zippered flap) and knew I’d be hard-pressed to find a lookalike in my price range.

So I continued my search and found these similar styles:

Anya Hindmarch Maxi Zip Cross Body Bag Tom Ford Jennifer Flap Over Bag Lookalikes Found!Anya Hindmarch Maxi Zip Cross Body Bag, $895
Pros: Absolutely gorgeous
Cons: Hello, this bag is $900! And at 11. x 6″, it’s on the small side

 

Marc by Marc Jacobs Petal To The Metal Natasha Bag Tom Ford Jennifer Flap Over Bag Lookalikes Found!Marc by Marc Jacobs Petal To The Metal Natasha Bag, $458
Pros: Roomy and bird embellishments are cute
Cons: Bird embellishments also make this bag a little less work-appropriate and $500 is still more than I want to spend

 

 Tom Ford Jennifer Flap Over Bag Lookalikes Found!Kate Spade New York Cobble Hill Little Minka Satchel, $378
Pros: High quality, versatile design and available in a variety of colors
Cons: I’m cheap and it’s too close to Christmas for me to splurge on this bag, though I might snatch it up if I spied it at an outlet store

 

Marc by Marc Jacobs classic q natasha Tom Ford Jennifer Flap Over Bag Lookalikes Found!Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q – Natasha Crossbody Flap Bag, $368
Pros: Similar to TF bag and closer to my price range
Cons: Still more than I’d like to spend and very trendy (I see this bag on women at least once or twice a day)

Emma Fox Classics Large Foldover Tote Tom Ford Jennifer Flap Over Bag Lookalikes Found!Emma Fox Classics Large Foldover Tote, $207
Pros: Looks expensive, but totally within my price range
Cons: Not wild about the “convertible” aspect of this tote/crossbody

michael kors bedford tassle shoulder bag Tom Ford Jennifer Flap Over Bag Lookalikes Found!

Michael Kors Bedford Tassel – Medium Convertible Leather Shoulder Bag, $298
Pros: Has the same style and vibe as the Tom Ford bag, but at a reasonable price point. Also love that it can be worn not the shoulder or crossbody. The tassel is also a nice touch.
Cons: Not a fan of the Michael Kors name plate on the front flap.

 Tom Ford Jennifer Flap Over Bag Lookalikes Found!

B. Makowsky Laurel Glove Leather Flap Top Crossbody Bag$158
Pros: Similar look (and it also comes in rose gold, which is a favorite of mine). The price is right too.
Cons: That brown stitching has got to go.

 

lodis dahlia joelle hobo Tom Ford Jennifer Flap Over Bag Lookalikes Found!So – long story short (too late), I almost settled and bought the Kate Spade bag. But the shopping gods intervened and led me to the Lodis Dahlia Joelle Hobo (sorry…no longer available). It’s the spitting image of the Tom Ford bag (down to the zippered flap and expandable gusset) for just $268!!!!!! I can’t believe my luck.

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