If You Have Hair, The Wet Brush is a Must Have


For years, I have used an oversized wide-tooth comb to detangle my notoriously impossible to detangle post-shampoo hair. The amount of hair that would get caught in the teeth was somewhat alarming. But I chalked it up to the fact that I only wash my hair once a week - so maybe the hair loss really wasn't all that CONTINUE READING

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


Hey Guys! As you all know the weather lately has been terrible and most of us have been getting all kinds of horrible colds and the flu, as a result. This is very personal for me because I work in retail and it seems like I get one disease after the other with all of my customers constantly sneezing CONTINUE READING

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New York Fashion Week: Spotted – Nicole Richie and Kate Bosworth!

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 New York Fashion Week: Spotted   Nicole Richie and Kate Bosworth!

After I got my hair (Warren Tricomi) and makeup (Smashbox) done at the Fashion Week Daily Suite, I headed over to Bryant Park to drink coffee and people watch. Imagine my surprise when I spotted Nicole Richie and Kate Bosworth emerging from the Promenade within minutes of each other.

Nicole’s hair really is to die for…the cameras don’t lie. And Kate graciously posed for pictures as a thousand and one photogs shouted her name and blinded her with flashes.

Unfortunately, while I had my head on a swivel, I didn’t have my camera at the ready. Hopefully, these won’t be the last star sightings at New York Fashion Week, Fall 2009.

#NYFW

New York Fashion Week: Star Spotting at the MAC Lounge

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 New York Fashion Week: Star Spotting at the MAC Lounge

Happy Tuesday, Spoiled Pretty readers. I’m one day away from the end of my New York Fashion Week tour, and it’s been a whirlwind. Today, while chilling in the MAC Lounge backstage at Bryant Park, Erika and I met Joy Bryant, Santogold and Monet Mazur. After attending the Matthew Williamson show, the three friends yucked it up while filming a video for MAC.

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Before they departed for their next fabulous destination, we snapped some pics and asked them about their favorite MAC products.

Joy, who wore no makeup (and was ridiculously gorgeous despite the fact) dished that she can’t live without MAC’s Ruby Woo Lipstick. She says that it’s the only lipstick she ever wears…and she’s running low. Do you hear that, MAC?

Santogold, who is so contagiously vivacious and funky fun, said that she wears MAC Glitter in Reflects Antique Gold. In fact, she puts it on before every show.

#NYFW

New York Fashion Week: Kim Kardashian Takes A Bite Outta The Big Apple

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kim kardashian makeup New York Fashion Week: Kim Kardashian Takes A Bite Outta The Big Apple

OMG…Kim Kardashian and I are in the same city. Hopefully, the fates will smile on me and our paths will cross. First thing I’d ask is how in the ham sandwich I can achieve this ferocious cat eye.

I. Am. DYING!!!

For Kim Kardashian beauty and makeup tips, click here.

Photo Credit: Wireimage

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Sam Fine’s Secrets To Queen Latifah’s Grammy Look

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queen+latifah+grammys Sam Fines Secrets To Queen Latifahs Grammy Look
“Often clients make requests,” says makeup artist Sam Fine. “Last night, Queen had one request: she wanted to look natural with wonderful skin, sparse lashes and a great brow. Most of the time was spent perfecting the canvas.”

Want to get Queen Latifah’s natural look? Here’s how…

FACE
Use a cream foundation to give skin a supple, flawless complexion. Next, apply a bit of powder to the t-zone only. This allows the outer perimeter of the skin to glow naturally. Layer on bronzer to add a glow, then follow with a bit of blush on the apples of the cheek. “Since Queen was wearing a strapless dress, I applied a thin layer of moisturizer to her shoulders and collar bone. Then I dusted on some bronzer to make draw a bit of attention and make them shimmer,” says Sam.

Products to try: CoverGirl Queen Collection Natural Hue Minerals Pressed Powder, CoverGirl Queen Collection Natural Hue Minerals Bronzer in Ebony Bronze, CoverGirl TruBlend Microminerals Foundation, CoverGirl TruBlend Microminerals Blush in Shimmering Sands

EYES
Apply a small amount of highlighter to underneath the brow bone. Then use the same bronzer as a shadow and sweep it lightly across the eyelids. Use a smokey black pencil liner to line the upper lid and then smudge it with a deep ebony shadow. Apply a few coats of mascara. “I used barely any eyeshadow when creating this look. Very less is more,” advises Sam. ” An alternative to the deep ebony shadow could be a dark navy. As always when creating an eye for an awards show or event, don’t forget your false lashes.”

Products to try: CoverGirl Eye Enhancers in Shimmering Onyx, CoverGirl Outlast SmoothWear All-Day Eyeliner in Onyx

LIPS
Line the lips with a liner that is one shade darker than your natural color. Then apply a matching shimmering lip gloss on top. Voila! “The lips were extremely nude to compliment the rest of the classic look,” says Sam.

Products to try: CoverGirl Wetslicks AmazeMint Lip Gloss in No Care Bare, CoverGirl Wetslicks Outlast Smoothwear Lip Liner in Nude

Felix Rey Emma Cosmetics Case Giveaway!!!

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felix+rey+emma+zip+top+cosmetics+case Felix Rey Emma Cosmetics Case Giveaway!!!
Riddle me this…

How many makeup bags are so gorge that you could carry them as an evening clutch and be the chicest gal in the room? Not many…and I would wager that most of them come courtesy of Felix Rey, a sophisticated and ultra-feminine luxury brand of accessories founded by Lily Rafii Band and Sulaika Zarrouk.

Seriously, I wouldn’t hesitate to pair Felix Rey’s Emma Zip-Top Cosmetics Case with a sexy LBD. And if it accompanied me to a partay, it wouldn’t leave my clutches for a minute – because it’s so stylish that some sticky-fingered fashionista would snatch it up in a hot second.

penelope+cruz+felix+rey+lola+clutch Felix Rey Emma Cosmetics Case Giveaway!!!I’ve been in a torrid love affair with Felix Rey for some time now. They always keep the relationship exciting and fresh, thanks to their assortment of posh purses, totes, makeup bags, wallets, umbrellas and accessories. And I’m not the only one who’s in love. Felix Rey is oft on the arm of celebs – including Leighton Meester, Hayden Panetierre, and Fergie. Penelope Cruz is equally enamored; at the SAG Awards, she accessorized her Azzedine Alaia gown with their Lola Clutch.

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, I’m going to share my love of Felix Rey with you. Two readers will win the Emma Zip Top Cosmetic Case (in Medium). Felix Rey’s signature bow and pyramid studs make the Emma cosmetic case a fashionable way to hold all of your travel necessities. The bag, which retails for $90, features:

• Laminated cotton
• Bow functions as outside pocket with magnetic closure
• Zipper closure
• Water-resistant nylon lining (in fuchsia)

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Felix Rey Emma Cosmetic Case Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, February 15th. Two winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, February 16th, I’ll announce the winners’ names. Please, only one entry per person; duplicate entries will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.

And if you just can’t wait to get Felix Rey’s fashionable designs in your clutches (which I totally understand), enter promo code FRPRETTY30 at checkout for 30% off any purchase. Offer ends March 2, 2009.

Good luck!

Kim Kardashian’s Favorite Hair Styling Cream

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kim kardashian grammy1 Kim Kardashians Favorite Hair Styling CreamWhat’s Kim Kardashain’s favorite styling cream? She loves Ojon Animated Styling Cream.

“It increases hair volume, adds separation and texture, boosts moisture and shine, and it’s non-greasy. I use it when my hair is down and I’m wearing a sleeker look. It’s also the perfect cream to use in a pony tail when you want it slicked back but not that oily-greasy look. You guys should try it!”

For more of Kim Kardashian’s beauty and makeup tips, click here.

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MAC and Hello Kitty In The Big City

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hello+kitty+collection MAC and Hello Kitty In The Big City

As you’ve probably heard, MAC Cosmetics has teamed up with the international pop culture phenomenon Hello Kitty, to create a color story that takes its cue from both the fantastical world of Hello Kitty and the glamorous fashion scene.

Somewhere between a coy girl and sexy siren, MAC Hello Kitty represents the desire in all of us to be both innocent and mischievous. More Angelina Jolie than Shirley Temple, the feisty new color collection takes its inspiration from the complex, yet elegantly feminine sensibility.

In celebration of the partnership, MAC has taken it to the stylish next level and tapped into its fashion reservoir of friends and assembled a team of 30 internationally renowned designers, to create one-of-a-kind pieces that are inspired by the Hello Kitty collection.

 MAC and Hello Kitty In The Big CityMAC asked designers to work within the color palette of the Hello Kitty collection of black, grey, white and pink and posed the question, “What would MAC Hello Kitty wear if she were a fashionista?” Designers were given creative freedom to create pieces in their own aesthetic and on February 5th in New York, MAC unveiled the exclusive designs to the world with a global Hello Kitty cocktail party and fashion exhibit showcasing the ensembles.

It was MAC Hello Kitty Commotion! My bestie, Amber, was in attendance. Click here to get the inside scoop (and see a pic of her encounter with a certain celeb from MTV’s The City).

The MAC Hello Kitty fashion designer team includes the very talented; Blugirl, Catherine Malandrino, Charlotte Ronson, Dress33, Elie Saab, Emanuel Ungaro, General Idea – Bum Suk Choi, Giles, Hervé Léger by Max Azria, Kai Kühne, Kate Sylvester, Katy England, Manish Arora, Marchesa, Miro, Opening Ceremony, Qiu Hao, Rosa Cha, Ruffian, Sang Beg Ha, Shu-Chi Huang, Sinha Stanic, Tadashi Shoji, The Blonds, threeasFOUR, Vicente Villarin, Yigal Azrouel, Zac Posen, and Zimmermann.

 MAC and Hello Kitty In The Big City

The MAC Hello Kitty designs will be auctioned off on eBay, with all proceeds benefiting The Museum at The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York. On Monday February 9, 2009 at 10:00pm EST, the MAC Hello Kitty charity auction will go live on eBay. To bid on these exclusive designer creations, please visit ebay.com/machellokitty. Bidding will be open internationally and will remain live for ten days. Payment will be accepted through major credit cards only, via PayPal. The auction will close on February 19, 2009 at the same time it began.

The MAC Hello Kitty color and accessory collection will launch on February 12, 2009.



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