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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

Dermadoctor Physical Chemistry


One of my all-time favorite products is Dermadoctor KP Duty, a dual action body exfoliator that combines the benefits of a chemical peel and microdermabrasion. It was developed to treat chicken skin - those little red bumps that many people get on their upper arms. But, for years, I've been using it to exfoliate my legs pre-shave.  There's really no body exfoliator CONTINUE READING

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2012 Golden Globes Hottest Hair Trends

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The Golden Globes are nearing, and while some are excited to see which movies and miniseries win, we’re excited to see the celebs, dresses and ‘dos! We talked to Wella Professionals Celebrity Hairstylist Andy LeCompte and Wella Professionals Color Ambassador Aura Friedman about their predictions on what hairstyles will make their way down the red carpet on Sunday night. They’ve had the pleasure of working with Golden Globe stars, including Penelope Cruz, Jennifer Lopez, Fergie, and Megan Fox.
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Charlize Theron is likely to sport a look that is understated and chic

Effortless Elegance With A Glossy Finish

“I think we’ll see a peak in fluid textures that suggest effortless elegance, like very healthy and sleek hair that shows a lot of movement. This style will be popular with soft and light tones with a warm glow that emphasizes healthy, shiny hair representative of the Wella Trend Vision look aptly named, Grace,” says LeCompte. Another great example: Charlize Theron’s shiny, sleek blowout with gentle waves.

To get the look, first, apply a good amount of hair primer, like Wella Professionals Velvet Amplifier, to wet hair. This will create an even surface on each hair follicle, improving the evenness of your overall end look. Then, while your hair is still wet, apply a smoothing balm, such as Wella Professionals Flowing Form, to dramatically enhance the manageability and smoothness of your blowout. One you’ve finished blow drying your hair, finish with a spritz of shine spray. Wella Professionals Shimmer Delight helps keep hair healthy and shimmering, despite the heat of a blowout.

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Courtesy of Wella Professionals

Statement-Making Tones And Daring Definition

To the contrary, we can also expect to see daring, modern styles made possible by the evolution of high tech hair tools and high pigment color. Wella Professionals Color Ambassador Aura Friedman says, “We can look forward to the soft introduction of this very bold hair color trend at the Golden Globes this year. Inspired by the Trend Vision look, “Roxy,” this is an attention grabbing style where color plays an integral role. We will especially see a shift to cool red tones and bursts of violet, statement-making colors with an edge of sophistication.”

“A perfect color,” says Aura, “should complement the person who’s wearing it…but also suit their personality and lifestyle. It should enhance, but not overpower.” To keep vibrant hues looking their best, Aura suggests to avoid shampooing too much and use a color-safe shampoo and conditioner, like Wella’s Brilliance Line. If your hair is very dull, she also recommends getting a clear gloss to add instant vibrancy and seal the cuticle of your hair for added shine. As for the style, this look does not shy away from shape or definition. Tight curls and gravity-defying shapes can be expected. With such “atypical” styles being created with styling tools, it’s very important to prepare your hair with a heat protectant spray before styling, such as Wella Professionals Thermal Image Heat Protectant Spray. You’ll need to finish the look with a strong-hold hairspray, such as Wella Professionals Stay Firm Finishing Spray.

Chat LIVE with the hair experts during the award show’s red carpet arrivals! “Like” Wella on Facebook to get tips, tricks and commentary from several celebrity stylists on their favorite looks of the night.

For the latest on hair trends and styling tips, follow Wella on Facebook and Twitter!
 
Re-posted from DailyMakeover.com

Polished: A Note On Nail Art

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Hello, spoiled pretty readers!

I adore good nail art. The Internet is full of great examples – chevron stripes, zombie faces, manicures in Tiffany blue with white detail to look like gift boxes – the examples are endless.

Personally, I always wanted to achieve half-moon nails at home. A beauty idol of mine, Dita Von Teese, often rocks a perfect half-moon manicure with ruby red and bare nail.

For my first attempt, I painted the bottom half of my nails silver, and went for purple on the top portion of the nail. It was so ugly, I destroyed the photographic evidence.

For my second and final attempt, I went for bare nails on the bottom portion, and red on the rest of the nail. I applied stickers meant for french manicures on the bottom of my nail, and painted over them. You are supposed to wait until the polish is completely dry to remove the stickers. I didn’t exactly trust that, so I removed the stickers when the polish was still slightly tacky.

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Some stickers left a well-defined line behind, some were crooked, and more still looked like I hadn’t even used stickers at all. Ugh.

I came to the conclusion that I am far too much of a perfectionist to ever be happy with do-it-yourself nail art on my own nails. I applaud those of you who have the patience and artistic ability to do it, I am just not one of those people. So, I am going to stick to what I am good at – basic manicures!
 
-Alyssa

Kim Kardashian’s Wedding Makeup!

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If you’re like me and dying to know how Kim Kardashian looked on her wedding day (particularly, what her wedding makeup looked like), peep these photos and video just posted by E! Online.

In the video, you’ll see a familiar face (well, besides Kim’s). Yes…that’s my friend, celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic, who contributes a weekly column to Spoiled Pretty called Makeup Mondays With Mario. Earlier this month, Mario blogged his excitement about Kim’s upcoming nuptials:

“I couldn’t be more excited and honored to be part of such an important and special day in Kim’s life. I’ve envisioned what she would look like as a bride ever since I began working with her and I finally get to bring that vision of beauty to life!”

What do you think of the finished result?

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Photo credit: eonline.com

Kardashian-Style Acrylic Makeup Organizer Giveaway!

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As a beauty blogger who is slightly obsessed with the Kardashian sisters, I receive a ton of emails – asking about Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian’s style, favorite beauty products and makeup application secrets. It’s one of the reasons why I enlisted Kim’s makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic, to contribute a weekly column to Spoiled Pretty – Makeup Mondays With Mario.

But the most popular question I receive is where people can purchase an acrylic makeup organizer like the one featured on Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

Not only have I found one, but this week, I’m giving three away!

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One grand prize winner will receive the MD4X Acrylic Lucite Clear Makeup Organizer With Drawers from Mar Display. It is a must-have storage system for makeup artists and beauty junkies alike – and looks super stylish on your vanity. Its four clear drawers and flip top makes it easy to store, find and access all of your favorite beauty products. The MD4X model measures 12.00 x 14.00 x 15.5″ and retails for $215.

 
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Two lucky runners-up will receive the BellaBoxx, a glitterrific flip-top, two drawer premium acrylic organizer. The Bella Boxx is the perfect size (12″ wide x 12″ deep x 14″ high) to comfortably fit any vanity or dresser, while providing ample storage for makeup, brushes, nail polish, perfume or jewelry. The BellaBoxx retails for $89.95.

To enter, leave a comment below. Post your email, Twitter handle (make sure you’re following @spoiledpretty so I can DM you) or some other way for me to get in touch if you win. And be sure to indicate what color BellaBoxx you prefer (visit BellaBoxx.com for color options), in case you are chosen as a runner up. Contest open to U.S. residents only.

Contest ends on Friday, July 29 at 5pm ET. I’ll announce the winner then. Good luck!

Kardashian Kolors: Nicole by OPI’s Holiday 2011 Collection

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 Kardashian Kolors: Nicole by OPI’s Holiday 2011 Collection
Photo credit: OPI/Michael Simon

Nicole by OPI is teaming up with the Kardashian/Jenner family for Kardashian Kolors, a collection of 14 new nail lacquer shades inspired by these six small screen stars. Kris Jenner and her five daughters – Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian and Kylie and Kendall Jenner – are known for their head-to-toe unique style, which now includes nails.

“We are so excited to work with everyone’s favorite TV family – the Kardashians – to share a diverse collection of fashion-forward shades,” said Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Nicole by OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “With lacquers ranging from high-shine and sparkly hues to neutral taupe and pinkish coral, Kardashian Kolors offers the perfect accessory for every woman – from teens to moms and everyone in between.”

 

Kardashian Kolors includes:
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Shimmering-white glitz for the glamorous gal!
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Finally! The pink of her dreams has arrived.
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Powder your nose and get some pink on those toes!
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Glitter-ly the prettiest pink ever!
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Handle with care: This klassy red is top-of-the-line!
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Girls just wanna have…glitter in every color!
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Glittery gold glam gone wild!
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A head-turning blue-green with a “sparkling” personality!
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Listen to your Momager!
If you don’t, you’ll never see this fabulous blue again!
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A glittery deep gray that always has something to say!
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My Empire…My Rules
This take-charge taupe is always on-trend.
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A deep dark emerald worth falling for.
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This delicious deep brown is the chicest hue in town!
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And this captivating coral looks “fab” on everyone!

At the Kardashian Kolors launch on July 11 in NYC, Khloe and Kourtney showed off their signature shades: Khloé Had a Little Lam-Lam and Kourt is Red-y for a Pedi (photo above).

Kardashian Kolors will be available Holiday 2011 for $7.99 each.

I’m digging Wear Something Spar-Kylie, Listen to your Momager!, Follow Me on Glitter, My Empire…My Rules, and Khloé Had a Little Lam-Lam. Which Kardashian Kolors will you be keeping up with this fall? Tell me in the comments…

Kardashian Kollection for OPI?

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A few days ago, Kim Kardashian tweeted:

“Were shooting our ad campaign today 4 our new GLAM line of nail polish for Nicole by OPI. You guys are gonna faint when u see our new polish”

kim kardashian red nails leopard print trend 040611 1 Kardashian Kollection for OPI? By we, I’m assuming Kim is referring to her partners in krime: Khloe and Kourtney.

No release date has been set for the Kardashian nail collection, but I’m excited. OPI is one of my favorite polish brands, and they never cease to impress me. I mean, I initially scoffed at the The One Less Lonely Girl (Justin Bieber) collection  – but immediately changed my (pun intended) tune once I saw the shades in person and tested them out (I’m sporting a “Baby” Blue pedicure right now).

So tell me, will you be keeping an eye out for the Kardashian polishes?

Emma Stone Is Pretty in Pink

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I’m quite smitten with the fuchsia lip actress Emma Stone rocked at Monday’s Conde Nast Traveler Hot List Party. According to usmagazine.com, “Makeup artist Mai Quynh custom-blended the color using Mark Pro Glimmer Lip Powder in Punk and Mark Glow Baby Glow Lip Gloss in Girly Girl.”

Stone’s flawless skin and bold, black liner help her pout to pop. 

Pretty in pink….isn’t she?

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