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

Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Collection

I'm a huge fan of Quentin Tarantino and Pulp Fiction is one of my top 3 movies of all time (the others being The Sound of Music and The Godfather, Part II). Urban Decay is one of my top 3 beauty brands so I just about lost my mind when I heard about their limited-edition Pulp Fiction collection, which CONTINUE READING


Essie Fall 2008 Giveaway Winner

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essie+fall+2008+collection Essie Fall 2008 Giveaway Winner
Congrats, Airody Vidhya Bhat! You are the winner of Spoiled Pretty’s Essie giveaway – and will receive Essie’s Fall 2008 collection, which includes:

Big Spender: Divinely lush red-violet
Forever Young: Fiery tango red
Lacy Not Racy: Velvety vintage burgundy
No Boundaries: Juicy passionate plum
Swept Off My Feet: Dusky rose seduction
Tomboy No More: Red currant truffle

Thanks, Essie, for spoiling Airody pretty. And thanks to all of you who entered. Be sure to enter the ModelCo giveaway for another chance to win some beauty booty.

Go For The Bronze: ModelCo Giveaway!!!

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ModelCo+Meringue+and+Airbrush+Illuminser Go For The Bronze: ModelCo Giveaway!!!Like it or not, the summer is coming to an end. Before you know it, we’ll retire our sundresses and gladiator sandals to the recesses of our closets. But just because fall is almost here doesn’t mean that your summer glow has to fade away like the lazy days of summer. Oh no, girl. Didn’t you read my Summer 2008 Beauty Olympics post? In case you missed it, here’s the Cleland Notes* version…

ModelCo’s Body Meringue and Shimmer Airbrush Illuminiser won the gold and silver, respectively, in the Self-Tanner/Bronzer category. I was so blown away by these products that I couldn’t keep the excitement to myself. So Spoiled Pretty is teaming up with ModelCo for a giveaway.

Three readers will win:

* ModelCo Body Meringue: a revolutionary 4-in-1 product – and instant bronzer, shimmer and self-tanner with anti-cellulite benefits.

* ModelCo Shimmer Airbrush Illuminiser: this illuminising mist evenly covers your face and body – leaving your skin with a shimmery, youthful glow.

Each prize is a $68 value!

To enter, send an email to Be sure to include your full name. The subject line should read “ModelCo Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, August 24th. Three winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, August 25th, 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.

Don’t miss this golden opportunity to go for the bronze. Good luck!

*anyone else a die hard Cosby Show fan?

Jessica Simpson Fancy Winners!

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Congrats to the winners of Jessica Simpson’s new fragrance, Fancy:

Jessica Berlin
Christina Coury
Rebecca Lee
Jessica Sargent
Keisha J. Surratt

These readers have won a 3.4 oz. Eau de Parfum Spray of Fancy, which retails for $59!

Thanks to Parlux Fragrances for making this contest possible. And stay tuned for Spoiled Pretty’s next giveaway!

Essie Fall 2008 Color Collection Giveaway!!!

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Essie+Fall+2008 Essie Fall 2008 Color Collection Giveaway!!!
Earlier this week, I promised that I would be reviewing some of the hottest new makeup collections for Fall 2008. Yes…I realize I’m a wee bit behind. But I’ve been busy. And the Olympics have been distracting me. Then Amber and I got on the phone and talked forev. And now my throat’s a tore up mess.

But I’m making it up to you…with a fantabulously unexpected giveaway!!! Nothing like a beauty bribe to keep you coming back. You know you love me.

This week, I’ve joined forces with Essie to spoil one reader pretty with these cool jewel-toned nail polishes in the season’s hottest color palette. The collection compliments fall’s bold blast of color with six stunning shades ranging from rich, elegant reds to deep, luscious purples.

Essie’s fall 2008 nail color collection includes:

Big Spender: Divinely lush red-violet
Forever Young: Fiery tango red
Lacy Not Racy: Velvety vintage burgundy
No Boundaries: Juicy passionate plum
Swept Off My Feet: Dusky rose seduction
Tomboy No More: Red currant truffle

Each bottle retails for $8. Or purchase the full collection for $45. Or you could enter this week’s giveaway – and if you win, the entire collection would be FREE!

To enter, send an email to Be sure to include your full name. The subject line should read “Essie Fall 2008 Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Wednesday, August 20th. One winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Thursday, August 21st, I’ll announce the winner’s name. 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.

Good luck!

Oooh…and watch my very first video!!! But be sure to take your Dramamine before viewing…

Shobha Winners

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Congrats to Jessica Harding, Adrian Rosen and Taryn Elise Travis…they are winners of the Shobha Giveaway!

ingrown+relief+lotion Shobha WinnersThese ladies have each won My First Brazilian Kit, a three-step kit provides Shobha essentials for maintaining the bikini area after hair removal, to ensure optimal upkeep for all those who bikini wax. They will also receive Ingrown Relief Lotion, Shobha’s one-step solution for hair removal aftercare that treats and prevents ingrowns without being harsh or drying.

Thanks to Shobha for sponsoring the contest!

And for those of you who are still waiting for your name to be called, be sure to enter the Fancy Giveaway – five readers will receive Jessica Simpson’s new fragrance! And if you live in the greater Philadelphia area and would like to throw a hair coloring party, sponsored by L’Oreal – click here!

Philly Girls: Wanna Throw A Hair Coloring Party Sponsored by L’Oreal?

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feria Philly Girls: Wanna Throw A Hair Coloring Party Sponsored by LOreal?
Hey, Philly girls…yeah, I’m talkin’ to you. Wanna get spoiled pretty, courtesy of L’Oreal Paris?

There’s a new Feria product hitting the market this fall and to help create awareness, L’Oreal wants to throw a house par-tay. Whose house? Your house!

One lucky Spoiled Pretty will win an in-home hair coloring party with 4 of your girlfriends, sponsored by L’Oreal Paris. They will provide you and your guests with their new Feria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Haircolor, the “must-have accessory for the woman who celebrates her individuality and wears her style on her sleeve.” With professionally calibrated shades of multi-faceted shimmer, triple highlights and a new deep conditioning formula, hair colored with Feria is a style statement all its own!

Benefits of Feria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Haircolor include:
* Prismatic, custom-blended color spectrum that brings cutting-edge, fashion forward shades to at-home hair coloring
* Silk & shimmer deep conditioning technology conditions hair throughout the process making hair soft from the moment you rinse
* New pro-touch applicator allows for quicker, more even, precise application
* Thicker, no-drip color formula
* New pleasant aromatic fragrance
* Aromatic shimmer serum contains sunflower seed oil
* Shimmer boost hydrating after color conditioner keeps hair shimmering week after week

L’Oreal Paris will provide the following for you and your guests’ enjoyment:
* $100 towards refreshments for your guests
* 10 towels
* Makeup kit for you and your guests to touch up for “after” photos
* L’Oreal makeup gift sets for your guests * Samples of L’Oreal’s new top-secret shampoo and conditioner for color-treated hair
* 1 L’Oreal Paris luxury compact to raffle at party
* And more…

Your resident beauty junkie will be on hand to assist with color application process, take before/after photos and document with a video camera, and (most importantly) make sure everyone is having fun!

If you’re ready to par-tay like it’s 2008, email me at Tell me why you deserve to be spoiled pretty…and be sure to include your name, address (you must live within a 40 minute drive from Philadelphia), phone number, and a photo of you in your house/apt (where the party will be held). The Feria party would need to take place in August 2008. Entries must be received by Friday, August 15 at 6pm EST. A winner will be chosen and contacted on Saturday, August 16.

Good luck!

Benefit Posie Gal Contest

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PosieGalContest Benefit Posie Gal Contest
Tickle Benefit pink with your unforgettable dating stories.

Is it a scary tale? A knee-weakening romance-a-thon? A dear diary event? Kiss (or diss) and tell? Whatever your relationship status – single, taken, fickle – describe that fateful date on film. Your video enters you in the running to be the first-ever Benefit posie gal, who will be picked for having the cheekiest, most blush-worthy story.

Stop by select Sephora stores to record your video in person, mingle with bachelors and get a Benefit makeover. You must be a Sephora Beauty Insider and must be 18 or older to enter.

Participating Sephora stores include:

August 15
Sephora Northbridge, IL

August 16
Sephora Lenox, GA

Benefit posie gal winner will receive:

* A dream date for two to Hawaii (flights, four-night hotel accommodations and massages included!)
* A feature story on
* A one-year subscription to Cosmopolitan magazine
* A year’s supply of Benefit makeup – worth $500

Can’t make it to an event? Record your own video and submit a link to Sephora’s website. For more information, complete rules and online entry form, click here.

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