Because Shaving is the Pits: DERMAdoctor Gorilla Warfare Antiperspirant Giveaway!


My hair grows like a weed. Unfortunately, the hair of which I speak is not on my head. My legs and underarms give my razor a workout. If I shave in the morning, by afternoon, I've got stubble. And forget about skipping days...unless I want to look like Sasquatch. Getting rid of the hair is not only expensive (I CONTINUE READING

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: BlowPro Perfect Shower Cap


The shower and my chemically-straightened hair are frenemies. Every seventh day when I wash my hair, they get along great in a shampoo Shangri-la. But the rest of the week, I employ a shower cap to keep the steam from undoing the silky straightness. I have been wearing shower caps since I was a child, and I’ve tried them CONTINUE READING

Miss Oops is On Sale at HauteLook


I love Miss Oops fashion fixers and have been using them for years. If you wear clothes, you NEED to get acquainted with Miss Oops. All of those things that can and do go wrong with your wardrobe can be fixed by Miss Oops problem-solving products. Shirt revealing too much cleavage? Accidentally get a deodorant stain on your top? Are your CONTINUE READING

Get Catty With Wildfox Catfarer Sunglasses


I've been searching for some cat eye sunnies for forever. On a whim, I bought these Wildfox Catfarer Sunglasses from Shopbop - hoping that they wouldn't look too cartoonish. Even though I was afraid they'd be too large, I'm digging the oversized frames. They make a statement without overwhelming my face. And the cat eye shape is subtle, so it's not CONTINUE READING

Peep My Polish: Revlon Top Speed Nail Enamel in Superstitious


Now that I have two kids - and the youngest being 6 weeks old - I needed to get better acquainted with quick-dry nail polish options. I hardly have time to do anything, let alone a DIY - so I needed to find some lacquers that fit my new lifestyle. Yesterday, while going my grocery shopping, I picked up Revlon CONTINUE READING

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

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Winners of The Bake Shoppe Giveaway!

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the+bake+shoppe+philosophy Winners of The Bake Shoppe Giveaway!Congrats to Nicky Balandiat, Terri Bruney, Paula Caudill, Lynn Harasym, Audrey Morgan, and Michelle St. James – winners of The Bake Shoppe Giveaway, generously sponsored by Philosophy.

These ladies will win this decadent bath and body set, inspired by sweet treats.

The Bake Shoppe includes ($30): 4.0 oz Pink Frosted Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath; 4.0 oz Raspberry Mousse Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath; 0.5 oz Raspberry Mousse Flavored Lip Shine; and 2.0 oz Sweet Creamy Frosting Body Lotion.

The Bake Shoppe is available at Sephora and philosophy.com.

Rebecca Minkoff Black Friday Weekend Online Sale!

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rebecca+minkoff+stud+devote Rebecca Minkoff Black Friday Weekend Online Sale!

rebecca+minkoff+stud+devote+handbag Rebecca Minkoff Black Friday Weekend Online Sale!Rebecca Minkoff’s Stud Devote handbag (above) is my handbag soulmate. I am OBSESSED with this bag, and you can see why. If I could design the perfect purse, this would be it. I love its modern sophistication with rock and roll edge.

The Stud Devote is a conversation piece. Every time I wear it, strangers stop me on the street. In fact, earlier this week when I swung by my local Starbucks to pick up a Caramel Brulee Latte (soy, no whip), a woman stopped me to ask who made the bag and where she could buy her own. At $550+, depending on where you purchase, this bag packs quite a pricey punch. But with a handbag this gorgeous, it’ll be the only one you care to carry.

Now through Monday, November 30th, Rebecca Minkoff is hosting a Black Friday sale; she’s slashing prices on her collection. The Stud Devote (in Almond, Papaya, Plum and Steel) is $400 – down from $695. Hit up the sale now…quantities are limited.

Also, this entire weekend, Rebecca Minkoff is raffling off three bags a day! So don’t miss out on some seriously chic arm candy.

 Rebecca Minkoff Black Friday Weekend Online Sale!
Me with my beloved Stud Devote handbag

If you love the look of the Rebecca Minkoff tote, but your purse strings are a little tight, this one by Deux Lux is a budget friendly alternative.

Beautyblender Hot Pink Holiday Giveaway

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beautyblender+hot+pink+holiday Beautyblender Hot Pink Holiday Giveaway

On Sunday, I waxed poetic about the Beautyblender sponge – the foundation applicator to end all foundation applicators. I told you you best add it to your holiday beauty gift-giving list…and today, I’m taking my own advice.

beautyblender Beautyblender Hot Pink Holiday Giveaway

Spoiled Pretty is partnering with Beautyblender for a giveaway. Two lucky readers will win the Hot Pink Holiday gift set ($23.95), which includes Beautyblender and 3 oz Blendercleanser in an organza drawstring carry pouch.

To enter the giveaway, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Beautyblender Hot Pink Holiday Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Tuesday, December 1st. Two winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Wednesday, December 2nd, 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.

For more expert gift picks, check out Spoiled Pretty’s 2009 Holiday Beauty Gift Guide!

Winners of the In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon Giveaway

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reese+witherspoon+avon+in+bloom+fragrance Winners of the In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon GiveawayCongrats to Joyce Berzenski, Anne Gordon and Lauren Ledley – winners of the In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon Giveaway. These winners will receive the limited edition Parfum ($59), that features a lavishly sensual and concentrated mix of blooming flowers. It is housed in a special gift box, featuring a bottle charm of Reese’s monogram!

In Bloom sparkles with a provocative blend of notes, including: Georgia Peach Tea Leaves, Crisp Greens, Star Gardenia, Magical Magnolia, Night Blossoming Jasmine, Cashmere Woods, Hypnotic Florals, and Amber Wood Crystals.

Many thanks to Avon for sponsoring the giveaway! Stay tuned for your next opportunity to get spoiled pretty.

Sephora Claus Is Coming To Town!

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sephora+holiday Sephora Claus Is Coming To Town!Holiday News Alert! Just in time for the festive season, Sephora is launching an exciting digital initiative aptly called Sephora Claus. Sephora Claus has taken over @Sephora on Twitter and is surprising fans with free beauty products every day until December 18th.

To submit your holiday wish, simply tweet on Twitter with an @Sephora message and tag your wish with a #sephoraclaus “hashtag.” One wish* will be granted per day. For the full Sephora Claus Holiday experience, go to sephoraclaus.com.

Feeling Merry? Become a Sephora Facebook fan, share your Sephora Claus wish with your Facebook friends, and receive one of three deluxe samples – Yves Saint Laurent Black Mascara, Philosophy Inner Grace Body Lotion, or a mini Nars Duo Lipgloss – with any sephora.com purchase.

For more Sephora Claus details, visit sephoraclaus.com

*You must be 18 or older and a US citizen to win. Prizes must be available on Sephora.com and less than $150.

Attention Brides-to-Be: Philosophy Introduces Tying The Knot

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philosophy+tying+the+knot+set Attention Brides to Be: Philosophy Introduces Tying The KnotPhilosophy introduces tying The Knot, a new bridal must-have gift set created exclusively for The Knot, the leading online wedding resource (I practically lived on theknot.com leading up to my 2007 nuptials).

The special gift set contains everything a bride needs to pamper herself in preparation of her big day, including an inspiring message for the bride along with nine essential philosophy bridal beauty products to help her look and feel extraordinary on her wedding day:

* amazing grace firming body emulsion, bath gel and spray fragrance
* purity one-step facial cleanser
* hope in a jar moisturizer
* micro-delivery peel pads
* kiss me clear lip balm-spf 20
* kiss me exfoliating lip scrub
* eye hope deluxe sample

tying The Knot ($100) is available for purchase on TheKnot.com and philosophy.com.

philosophy+I+Hope Attention Brides to Be: Philosophy Introduces Tying The Knot

Surrounding the product launch, The Knot and Philosophy have created the “Wedding Day Hope” Sweepstakes, inviting brides to share their hopes and dreams for their big day. These personal messages will be posted anonymously on the site’s user-generated bulletin board for all to see. Brides who share their hopes are automatically entered to win the grand prize of a luxury honeymoon worth over $10,000! Other prizes include a wedding day makeover for one lucky bride and her bridesmaids courtesy of philosophy beauty expert and makeup artist John Trau as well as tying The Knot gift box sets.

Philosophy The Bake Shoppe – Plus a Giveaway: Holiday Beauty Gift Guide

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philosophy+the+bake+shoppe Philosophy The Bake Shoppe   Plus a Giveaway: Holiday Beauty Gift GuideThis week, Spoiled Pretty is partnering with Philosophy for a giveaway – and we’re gifting six readers with a bath and body set inspired by the best baked goods.

For holiday gift-giving, you simply can’t go wrong with The Bake Shoppe’s decadent shower gels, richly moisturizing lotion, and seductively brilliant lip gloss. It makes a perfect present, but don’t forget to grab one for yourself while you’re at it!

The Bake Shoppe includes ($30): 4.0 oz Pink Frosted Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath; 4.0 oz Raspberry Mousse Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath; 0.5 oz Raspberry Mousse Flavored Lip Shine; and 2.0 oz Sweet Creamy Frosting Body Lotion.

The Bake Shoppe is available at Sephora and philosophy.com, but here’s your chance to scoop it up for free…

To enter the giveaway, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “The Bake Shoppe Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Thursday, November 26th. Six winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Friday, November 27th, 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!

For more expert gift picks, check out Spoiled Pretty’s 2009 Holiday Beauty Gift Guide!

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