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

Celebrities

The Great Debater And A Case of Unfortunate Base

Posted on by daneen in Celebrities, Foundation | 1 Comment

A friend just forwarded me the following photos from The Great Debaters Premiere.

great+debaters The Great Debater And A Case of Unfortunate Base
In the first picture, Jurnee Smollett shows that while she may be young and a new face to some, she is wise beyond her years and plans on making an impression. Her makeup is, in a word, flawless. The smoky eye and coral blush are expertly balanced by her nude, glossy lip. There’s no debating the perfection of this look.

At the other end of the spectrum is Kimberly Elise, who is actually a very pretty woman – when she’s not wearing clown makeup. In this photo, she is the epitome of how awful it looks when you don’t take the time to properly match your base to your complexion (check out her hairline). Her bare face would have been a better choice than the chalky foundation she’s wearing. Let this be a lesson to us all.

Kim Vo: Smilin’ And Hairstylin’

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I so enjoy when Kim Vo makes an appearance on The Daily 10 on E! He’s forever smiling, and always has some easy-to-follow hair care tips to share. Last night, Vo said the unthinkable. He insisted that women with fine hair should only wash their hair every 2-3 days; and thick-tressed ladies should go a week between shampoos. Quel horror!

He explained that shampooing strips the hair of its natural oils – which leads to dryness, damage, and one bad hair day followed by another. For fine, straight hair, the oils take a shorter time to travel from the scalp to the ends – which is why he recommends shampooing more frequently than those with thick hair.

julia Kim Vo: Smilin And HairstylinThink infrequent shampooing is nasty and unhygienic? Think again, because it’s the secret behind some of Hollywood’s hottest hair. Julia Roberts was once quoted as saying, “My hair doesn’t get greasy very fast, so I can go a good ten days without washing it.”

In between shampoos, Vo recommends two ways to get rid of the greasies. First, fine-haired females can lightly mist their hair with an aerosol spray; because the alcohol is a little drying, it will sop up some of the excess oil.

Starlet Kabuki Kim Vo: Smilin And HairstylinAnd all ladies, regardless of hair type, can benefit from a light application of face powder. Match the powder to your scalp…just part hair and apply with a kabuki brush (I heart this one by Starlet Cosmetics).

And when you do get around to washing your hair, shampoo twice. The first time removes build-up, while the second go-round actually cleanses the hair and scalp. When it comes time to condition, take a cue from your hair type. For fine hair, apply conditioner just on the ends – and for thick hair, apply all over.

Guess Who: 01.16.08

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I did a double-take when I saw this pic. Can you guess the sassy starlet behind the shades?

Back To Black?

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Amy Winehouse debuted a new blonde do earlier today. She’s pretty impulsive, so I don’t expect this look to last…she’ll be back to black in no time.

I am loving her Johnny Depp ‘Cry Baby’ tee, though.

No Golden Globes Means No Red Carpet

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Roll up the red carpet…the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced yesterday that the 65th Annual Golden Globes are cancelled. Instead, the winners will be revealed during a mind-numbingly boring, hour-long press conference – covered live by NBC News beginning at 6:00 pm PST on January 13.

gg No Golden Globes Means No Red CarpetFaced with the reality of nominees’ nonattendance and mobs of picketing writers outside of the The Beverly Hilton’s International Ballroom, the HFPA had no choice but to pull the proverbial plug on the awards show. So no red carpet, swag bags, obligatory ‘kiss the award’ photo ops, or swanky after-parties this year. Which also means no E! Fashion Police recaps re-played ten times a day for a month following the ceremony.

While I applaud the actors’ solidarity with the Writers Guild of America, I’m bummed that the pomp and circumstance has been stripped away, and replaced with a clinical reading of winners’ names. I wanted to see some purty dresses and Spring makeup trends…how about you?

And you know that there are some ticked off nominees, wondering why their year was the year of the strike. I wonder if they’ll just chill out at home, pop some Paul Newman, and celebrate with close friends and family. Or maybe George Clooney will send out an Evite or post a message on his Myspace page, and everyone will head over there.

rumer willis No Golden Globes Means No Red CarpetBut you know who’s probably the pissiest about this whole mess? Miss Golden Globes 2008, herself – Rumer Willis. That girl just can’t catch a break.

All I know is that they’d better settle this nonsense by the time the Oscars roll around. I’m not playin’.

Rihanna Inspired By Charlize, Not Posh

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Don’t lump Rihanna in with the all those celebs knocking off the ‘Pob’ (Victoria Beckham’s ubiquitous hairstyle).

af3 Rihanna Inspired By Charlize, Not PoshIn the January issue of Allure, the R&B star reveals that her edgy ‘do was actually inspired by Charlize Theron’s haircut in the action film Aeon Flux. Without getting permission from her record label, she “asked hairstylist Ursula Stephen to chop off her hair and dye it raven black in her L.A. hotel room.”

To get the Good Girl Gone Bad look, pick up the following Cover Girl products (Rihanna is the company spokesperson):

*Cover Girl LineExact Liquid Liner in Very Black
*Cover Girl Eye Enhancers in Tapestry Taupe
*Cover Girl TruBlend Naturally Luminous Blush in Pure Romance Cover Girl
*Wetslicks Fruit Spritzers Lipgloss in Berry Splash

Profound Giveaway

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profoundbeauty Profound Giveaway
Ask yourself this question: “Do I feel lucky?” Well, do ya?!?!

Good…because it’s that time again. Spoiled Pretty is partnering with Profound Beauty to bring you another opportunity to win fabulous prizes.

Profound Beauty is committed to delivering state-of-art hair care products, utilizing the most innovative technologies available, and creating better results through personalized beauty. Everything they do personalizes the beauty experience and encourages individual style.

Profound Beauty has a unique feature on their website called Find Your Routine; after completing an online questionnaire, a unique combination of products is recommended to address your particular needs – taking your hair from problematic to profound.

Glamour Beauty Editors are wild about this brand, and People Magazine reports that Jennifer Aniston and Eva Mendes’ stylists tame the starlets’ tresses with products from the Profound Beauty Atmosphere line. Isn’t it time you tried some too?

One first place winner will ‘find her routine’ and Profound Beauty will send her a personalized collection of products, customized to her hair type. Two runners-up will win a bottle of Structure Shine, a serum that glistens and smoothes while providing a forceful resistance to humidity.

The contest rules have changed slightly, so listen up. To enter:

*Name the Profound Beauty products that have become my “new secret weapons against the evil winter elements.” Here’s a hint: I wrote a review last month.

*Send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com – and make sure to include the product names, your full name, and email address.

The contest ends at 9 pm EST on Sunday, January 13th. A winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, January 14th, I’ll announce the winners’ names. Please, only one comment per person; duplicate comments will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. & Canadian residents. Good luck!



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