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

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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Look What I Recently Rescued From Sephora

Posted on by daneen in Concealer, Lipgloss, Lips, Mascara, Moisturizer | Leave a comment

 Look What I Recently Rescued From SephoraNow that my I’m pregnant, a beautiful thing happened. My skin decided to act like it’s got some sense. Seriously, my skin developed behavioral issues circa 1990 and has been screwing with my self esteem ever since…until recently.

I used to be that girl who wouldn’t dare leave the house barefaced for a night out or a special occasion. I just couldn’t get away with it. Now, not only has my complexion drastically improved, but I also have that fabled pregnancy glow…and I don’t want to cover it up with the full coverage foundation I have in my beauty arsenal.

So last week, I decided to pay my little friend, Sephora, a visit. Mama needed some new makeup.

I ended up purchasing:

Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 in Tan
Laura Mercier Undercover Pot in 4
Lancôme Hypnose Drama Mascara

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At $42, Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer is pretty pricey. But is just so happens to be the best tinted moisturizer I have ever used in my entire L-I-F-E. And Laura gets big props for the wide range of shades. Can I get a hallelujah, brown girls?

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Though I’ve been getting more sleep lately, I’ve started getting dark circles under my eyes – which I never had before. The shadows beneath my eyes were detracting from my glow, so those suckers had to go. I bought Laura Mercier’s Undercover Pot because after spending an hour testing almost all of the concealers at Sephora, this one reigned supreme. Undercover Pot is a travel friendly pot with two amazing concealers: Secret Camouflage (oil free and stays in place all day long to cover blemishes, scars, and imperfections) and Secret Concealer (the emollient formula combats dark circles and allows for a smooth application in the sensitive eye area). The pot also includes Translucent Loose Setting Powder, which adds a velvety finish.

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The Lancôme Hypnose Drama Mascara was a re-purchase. I just cannot be without this product. It is my mascara soulmate. I’m sure my friends at Lancôme would have replenished my stock; they’re aware of how much I adore Hypnose Drama, but I didn’t have time to wait. My old one was, well, old and I needed a new tube stat.

 Look What I Recently Rescued From Sephora

In the above pic, I’m wearing another of my new favorite products: Hourglass Cosmetics’ new Prodigy Lipgloss. Hourglass sent me a sample a few weeks ago, and it has been a staple in my handbag ever since. I love the sleek packaging and non-tacky texture. If you’re one of those girls who loathes a sticky lip, you are going to LUVRE this gloss. It come in six gorgeous shades, but “Legend” shade is my fave…it’s like my natural lips, except 100% sexier. It is also available at Sephora.

Bobbi Brown Makeup Face Lift Collection

Posted on by daneen in Concealer, Eye Cream, Eyebrows, Eyes, Lipgloss, Lips | Leave a comment
bobbi+brown+makeup+face+lift+collection Bobbi Brown Makeup Face Lift Collection

“I designed this collection to give women all the tools they need to look well-rested and bright-eyed in five minutes flat.” – Bobbi Brown

This January, Bobbi makes it easy to keep all of your New Year resolutions with her Makeup Face Lift Collection, which allows you to instantly brighten your face and play up your eyes with just a few simple tweaks.

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New Extra Eye Repair Cream, $65
Do your eyes need something extra? Packed with peptides, natural plant oils and humectants that target wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness, this rich concentrated cream visibly revives eyes. Use morning and night- warm between fingers, then pat gently around eye area. Once cream is absorbed, follow with Tinted Eye Brightener or Concealer.

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Tinted Eye Brightener, $38
Bobbi’s Tinted Eye Brightener, now in a NEW portable pen! Back-of-cab makeup artists (you know who you are) – with just a quick twist and a click, this lightweight Concealer instantly brightens under-eye circles and refreshes your makeup. Available in eight shades: Light Bisque, Porcelain Peach, Bisque, Light to Medium Peach, Medium to Dark Bisque, Dark Peach, Dark Bisque, Deep Peach.

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New Brow Pencils, $20
Instantly give your eyes a “lift” with defined eyebrows. These creamy, blendable pencils give you the natural look of eyebrow powder with the precision of a pencil and come with their own. Available in five shades: Wheat, Blonde, Grey, Ash and Mahogany.

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Brightening Lip Gloss, $20
Introducing two new shades of Brightening Lip Gloss. This sheer, reflective formula wakes up your face and helps create the illusion of fuller lips. Wear alone or on top of your favorite Bobbi Brown lipstick. Available in two shades: Popsicle and Nectar.

Makeup Mondays With Mario: Best Under Eye Concealer

Posted on by daneen in Beauty Tips, Concealer, Makeup Mondays with Mario, Mario Dedivanovic | Leave a comment
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Celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic is answering your burning beauty questions!!! Every Monday, he will answer a beauty/skin care question as part of a weekly column on Spoiled Pretty, Makeup Mondays with Mario.

Hi Mario!

What is the best concealer and how should it be applied for the best coverage? -Liz icon smile Makeup Mondays With Mario: Best Under Eye Concealer

undereye+concealer Makeup Mondays With Mario: Best Under Eye ConcealerLiz,

The best concealer really depends on the skin or area you want to cover up. If I had to choose one right now, I’d say the Lift Concealer by Make Up For Ever. Apply some with a brush to undereyes, blend with a damp sponge and set with translucent powder using the same damp sponge. Brush away that excess powder and voila – you’ve got flawless, creaseless undereyes!

Thanks for visiting Makeup Mondays with Mario!

xo,
Mario

Got a question for Mario? Email your makeup and skin care queries to spoiledprettyquestions@gmail.com, and check back next Monday to read Mario’s expert advice!

Three Custom Color Specialists Make QVC Debut

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3+custom+color+specialists Three Custom Color Specialists Make QVC DebutTrae Bodge, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Three Custom Color Specialists, debuts the brand’s signature Creme Concealer/Foundation on “Beauty Newsmakers Face-to-Face” on QVC, Tuesday, August 18th from 10-11pm.

This makeup artist’s secret weapon is available in 10 shades on QVC.com (6 to be demonstrated on-air) and is appropriate for all skin types. It’s truly all you’ll ever need to hide marks, conceal dark circles and create gorgeous, even-looking skin.

concealer Three Custom Color Specialists Make QVC DebutTo use as foundation: full coverage – apply with a dry sponge, foundation brush or fingers, pushing into the skin. Moisten sponge or brush for medium coverage. For sheer coverage, mix with your face cream to create a tinted moisturizer. To use as a concealer: after applying the foundation layer, revisit areas that require more coverage with a concealer brush or fingers. Tap into place.

Check out Trae in action, demonstrating more Creme Concealer/Foundation application tips and tricks on “Beauty Newsmakers Face-to-Face” August 18th on QVC!.

Don’t Forget About The Nordstrom Anniversary Beauty Exclusives Event

Posted on by daneen in Concealer, Discounts, Event, Highlighter, Lashes, Makeup Remover, Mascara, Sale | Leave a comment
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The Nordstrom Anniversary Beauty Exclusives Event doesn’t officially kick off until July 17th, but you can get a head start on your shopping now. Beat the crowds and pre-order now so you won’t miss out on the limited-edition sets and beauty bargains available only at Nordstrom during this decades-old annual ritual.

I recently got my hands on a sneak preview of Yves Saint Laurent ‘All Fore Eyes’ Set, one of this year’s exclusive offerings.

All For Eyes includes a full-size Touché Éclat Radiant Touch No. 1 Luminous Radiance, a travel-size Instant Eye Makeup Remover, and a full-size Volume Effet Faux Cils Luxurious Mascara No. 1 in Black – which is responsible for the impossibly lush lashes I’ve been sporting as of late (True Blood-sucker Jessica, eat your heart out!)

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Fierce, Fabulous and Flawless Giveaway Winners!

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Benefit+Hello+Flawless Fierce, Fabulous and Flawless Giveaway Winners!Congrats to Cortney Freedland, Elizabeth Getzen and Selena Valente, winners of the Fierce, Fabulous and Flawless giveaway – sponsored by Benefit Cosmetics. These ladies will receive “Hello Flawless!” – a custom powder cover-up with SPF 15. This silky powder cover-up glides on naturally sheer and layers beautifully for customized coverage with SPF protection.

Many thanks to Benefit for sponsoring this contest!

Come back tomorrow for your next chance to get spoiled pretty!

Fierce, Fabulous and Flawless Giveaway, Sponsored by Benefit

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 Fierce, Fabulous and Flawless Giveaway, Sponsored by Benefit

This summer, I want all of my girls to be fierce, fabulous and flawless. Which is why I’ve joined forces with Benefit for a beautylicious giveaway! Three readers will win “Hello Flawless!” – a custom powder cover-up with SPF 15.

Benefit+Hello+Flawless Fierce, Fabulous and Flawless Giveaway, Sponsored by BenefitThis silky powder cover-up glides on naturally sheer and layers beautifully for customized coverage with SPF protection.

Tips and tricks: For a sheer finish, sweep “Hello Flawless!” on with your brush. With quick, light strokes, blend from the center of your face outward. Use it over bare skin, moisturizer or primer to look naturally flawless! To cover it all (& then some!), apply evenly over entire complexion with sponge. For spot cover-up, dab on boo boos & blend.

With 6 shades (“Me, Vain?” Champagne, “Never Settle” Petal, “I’m Cute As A Bunny” Honey, “All The World’s My Stage” Beige, “It’s About Me, Me, Me!” Toffee, and “Why Walk When You Can Strut?” Hazelnut), it’s easy to find your perfect match.

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Fierce, Fabulous and Flawless Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, June 14th. Three winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, June 15th, 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.

Good luck!

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