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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Uncommon Giveaway Winners

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susan+sarandon+sundance Uncommon Giveaway Winners
Congrats to the following winners of the Uncommon Giveaway, sponsored by Beauty.com and drugstore.com:

Cristina Caratzola
Stephanie Holcomb
Catherine Lawson
Liz Pierdominici
Arlynn Rook Wilbanks

They will receive Beauty.com/drugstore.com pharmacy bags, just like the ones gifted to the stars at the Sundance Film Festival. The pharmacy bags are chock full of the following samples:

* MISSION Skincare Lip Balmers
* Anthony Logistics for Men Glycolic Facial Cleanser
* Stila Smoky Eye Talking Palette
* theBalm Stainiac
* Philosophy Purity Made Simple Foaming Cleanser
* Physicians Formula 2-in-1 Bronzer and Blush
* GoSmile Touch Ups
* Oscar Blandi Olio di Jasmine Hair Serum
* Arcona Cranberry Toner
* Beauty.com mints
* Advil pocket packs
* Chapstick True Shimmer
* Alka Seltzer Wake-Up Call
* Schick Quattro Disposable Razor for Women

Thanks to everyone who entered, and many thanks to Beauty.com and drugstore.com for hooking the winners up.

Don’t miss out on this week’s contests…enter to win a “Love Enamel Bangle” bracelet from Cynthia H Designs and a jar of KENZO’s new face cream, Belle de Jour!

All You Need Is Love Enamel Bracelet Giveaway

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All you need is love.
All you need is love.
All you need is love, love.
Love is all you need.

love+enamel+bangle All You Need Is Love Enamel Bracelet Giveaway
The Beatles speak the truth. But while love may be all you need, who wouldn’t want this chic Love Enamel Bracelet by Cynthia Holvey?

cynthia+h All You Need Is Love Enamel Bracelet GiveawaySouthern California designer Cynthia Holvey (and cousin of George Clooney) created a line of trend-setting, inspirational bracelets inscribed with empowering affirmations. The collection – including enamel bangles, leather and metal bracelets, and an eco-friendly organic cotton bracelet – have become popular with celebrities such as Christina Applegate, Kristen Bell, Kristin Chenoweth, Jennifer Garner, Kourtney Kardashian, Olivia Wilde, and Michelle Trachtenberg.

“I designed the line to have an edge but be classic enough to go with any outfit. More importantly, the jewelry is meant to inspire, motivate and empower people. I never leave the house without a bracelet and when I look down at my wrist I have a better day,” says Holvey.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Spoiled Pretty has teamed up with Cynthia H Designs for a giveaway. Three readers will win a Love Enamel Bangle. The metal and enamel bracelet offers a repeating artistic display of scripted inspirational sayings (Love Who You Are, Follow Your Passion, Live In The Moment, Love & Laugh). The dual-colored bracelet is available in color combinations light blue/gold, pink/silver, fuchsia/gold, black/silver, and white/gold. The Love Bangles retail for $65 each.

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Love Enamel Bangle Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, February 8th. Three winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, February 9th, 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. residents only.

Drew Barrymore Riding The Teased Hair Train Til The Wheels Fall Off

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drew+barrymore+golden+globes+hair Drew Barrymore Riding The Teased Hair Train Til The Wheels Fall Off
Remember Drew Barrymore’s mane misstep at the 2009 Golden Globes, and the subsequent bouffant backlash? Well, Drew’s not tryin’ to hear that, see?

This morning, she appeared on the Early Show looking like she lost a battle with rat tail comb and a bottle of Aquanet.

Don’t get me wrong…I love Drew. I’m just perplexed by the do. Thoughts?

Kim Kardashian’s Tips For Making Makeup Last

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kim+kardashian+promo2 Kim Kardashians Tips For Making Makeup Last
On her blog, Kim Kardashian shares a few tips on making your makeup last and keeping it looking fresh all day:

It’s definitely hard to keep up your makeup all day. I touch up throughout the day. Using a primer always helps keep the foundation fresh. I use Smashbox primer.

I keep a translucent powder with me in my purse and put it on with a blush brush to get rid of the foundation getting oily.

In order to keep your eyeshadow on all day, apply a MAC paint to the lid then apply shadow on top!

The key to fresh makeup is just bringing the essentials with you to touch up throughout the day!

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

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Keira Knightley At Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2009 Show

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keira+knightley+chanel+beaute1 Keira Knightley At Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2009 Show
Keira Knightley loves herself some Chanel. Today, the spokeswoman attended the Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2009 wearing a Chanel ensemble – and products from Chanel Beauté.

Makeup artist Kay Montano dishes on the inspiration behind Keira’s classic look:

keira+knightley+karl+lagerfeld Keira Knightley At Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2009 Show“Keira is such a classic beauty and was wearing a very chic simple Chanel black high neck top and a classic tweed skirt so I decided her make-up look should be very ingénue in contrast to her traditional attire. Keira also has a cool fringe a la Jane Birkin which frames her beautiful eyes so I decided to use her eyes as the focus.”

Kay kept Keira’s skin very translucent looking with sheer foundation Vitalumiere in Clair followed by a very light dusting of Poudre Universelle Compacte in Beige to give her skin a soft matte texture. Kay then suggested a chocolate plum eye courtesy of Quadra Eye Shadow in Mystic Eyes over a liberal smudging of Intense Eye Pencil in Ambre. The eyes were completed with Automatic Liquid Eyeliner next to the top lashes, edging to a ‘rock’ version of the classic tick plus lashings of Exceptionnel de Chanel Mascara in Smoky Noir. Powder Blush in Fandango was brushed on the cheeks to give a natural flush. Lips were given a modern retro look with a light slick of Levres Signées Chanel Satin Lip Cream Palette.

David Babaii Shares His Tips For Achieving Angelina Jolie’s SAG 2009 Hair

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angelina+jolie+sag+hair David Babaii Shares His Tips For Achieving Angelina Jolies SAG 2009 Hair
Celebrity hair stylist and co-founder of David Babaii for WildAid, David Babaii, shares his tips for re-creating Angelina Jolie’s SAG 2009 do.

angelina+jolie+sag+hair2 David Babaii Shares His Tips For Achieving Angelina Jolies SAG 2009 HairTo capture Angelina’s effortlessly elegant style, hairstylist David Babaii blow dried wet tresses to create a shiny, frizz free foundation. Next, he randomly curled her entire chocolate mane to form beautifully tousled waves. To ensure volume at the root area, spray David Babaii for WildAid Volcanic Ash Root Amplifier. Slightly back comb sections of hair and smooth out with a brush to achieve desired height. Create a low bun at the nape of the neck by gathering sections of curls and securing with black bobby pins. Finish with David Babaii for WildAid Mise En Plis Extra Hold Styling Spray for a dazzling red carpet style.

David Babaii works with Hollywood A-listers like Angelina Jolie, Uma Thurman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Nicole Kidman, and Scarlet Johansson, among others, and has most recently partnered with Kate Hudson on their eco-friendly hair care and styling collection, David Babaii for WildAid. David’s styles have been featured on over 100 major fashion covers, including InStyle, Vogue, ELLE, Allure, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and Harper’s Bazaar.

SAG Awards Beauty: America Ferrera

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america+ferrera+sag+2009 SAG Awards Beauty: America Ferrera
This year at the 15th Annual SAG Awards, America Ferrera’s makeup was inspired by her Vera Wang beige chiffon gown. Makeup artist Linda Hay wanted America’s makeup to have a fresh and romantic feel, yet very modern to compliment the gentle nature of her dreamy gown – so she decided on a very simple eye, a peachy cheek and a deep red lip.

Linda began creating her look by lightly evening out America’s complexion using YSL’s Touche Eclat where necessary, around the eyes, the nose and the corners of the mouth, followed by a light dusting of powder. She then applied Shu Uemura’s “Peche” directly to the apple of the cheek for a fresh, youthful look.

For the eyes, she drew a fine line on the top eyelid with Jouer Eye Definer in Mure. Using a large flat eye brush, Linda gently swept a shimmering white shadow from Cle de Peau #14 Eye Color Quad, across the entire lid, up and into the brow. With a smaller pointed eye brush she lined the silver shadow from the same palette to the bottom lid and from the inside corner to the outside corner of the eye. The inside of the eye was lined with Jouer Eye Clarifier in Clair. Finally, Linda applied three generous coats of Chanel mascara to both top and bottom lashes. The brow was strong and well defined using Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Kit. On the Lips, Linda used MAC Viva Glam Lipstick.

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