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

Contest

SPINLASH Giveaway!

Posted on by daneen in Contest, Giveaway, Lashes, Mascara | 3 Comments

You spin me right round baby, right round,
Like a record baby, right round, round, round…

Since posting my review of SPINLASH, I have been inundated with comments and emails from you all. Does it really work? Is it worth the money? How fast does the brush actually spin? Should you be afraid of putting it near your eyes?

spinlash SPINLASH Giveaway!Instead of dedicating an entire post to answering your queries, I thought I would do something a bit more fun. And fabulous. How ’bout a SPINLASH giveaway?!?!

This week, we’re giving you the chance to win a SPINLASH of your very own. Five of you will get spoiled pretty with this genius gadget that separates, curls, coats, volumizes, and lengthens your lashes.

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name. The subject line should read “Spinlash Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight on Sunday, May 18th. Winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, May 19th, 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. & Canadian residents only.

Good luck!

The Motherload Giveaway: And The Winners Are…

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cynthia+rowley The Motherload Giveaway: And The Winners Are...
Happy Mother’s Day, pretties!

stila The Motherload Giveaway: And The Winners Are...Today we’re celebrating the amazing bond between mothers and children…and we’re announcing the winners of The Motherload Giveaway.

I received so many wonderful emails, and I appreciate the stories and photos that you shared with me. I was so touched by the entries, and truly wish that I had an unlimited amount of gift sets to give away. But, alas, I only have three.

The winners will receive Stila Multi-Effect Mascara, Stila Face Contouring Trio, Flower by Cynthia Rowley Eau de Parfum Spray, and Petal by Cynthia Rowley Eau de Toilette Spray. And the lucky ladies are…

Jennifer Toy
 The Motherload Giveaway: And The Winners Are...
I was never close with my mother — that is, up until this year. Ever since I moved away to college, she has become my best friend. Although I am about 350 miles away from her most of the year, the distance is what brought us close together. She needed me as much as I needed her. As ironic as that may sound, being far away has connected us much more. She always thought of me as her baby girl, the one she needed to protect and save from the evils of the world. However, the way she protected me in high school caused me to rebel. Like many kids, I wanted to be free and independent. However, it’s harder than it seems. When I moved away to college, I felt so detached from my family, from my mother. She was there for me even when we lived so far apart. She leaves me sweet messages reminding me to study and get a good night’s sleep are only some of the things that I love about her. So this mother’s day, I’ve saved up enough money to fly home to surprise her. I can’t wait to see the look on her face!

Kimberly Hanger
Kimberly+Hanger The Motherload Giveaway: And The Winners Are...
I love being a mother because it has made me appreciate and love my own mother ten times more, and my grandmother too. I look back at my childhood and realize all the sacrifices she lovingly made for me, and all the beautiful memories I have of us together. It makes me want to be just as wonderful a mother as my own mother, who I personally think did the best job ever, and each day I strive to live up to her example with my own daughter. My mother and I are best friends, and that is the most valuable gift she has given me, along with her love. I hope when my daughter is my age, she can say the same things about me.

Meghan Murphy
Meghan+Murphy The Motherload Giveaway: And The Winners Are...
My mother, Nancy, was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer just two months ago. For the last two months she’s has major surgeries, been in the ICU for 3 weeks and had two doses of chemotherapy. My mother has been resilient and strong from the beginning of her life. As a mother she spent her years, along with my father, caring for me and going above and beyond to dedicate her life to being my mother.

When my mother got sick, I began to review all the many things she did for me as my mother and began to file these memories away in my mind. Even though I’m 28 years old, married and own my own home now… my mother and I are still very much mother and child.

My mom’s hair has fallen out and her skin is changing due to the chemotherapy treatment. When a person struggles through a battle like cancer, the image of their self is damaged because of the havoc the treatments wreak on their bodies. When I read about your contest, I thought about how perfect this might be for her…to have some new makeup and some new looks to try out, as her beautiful face continues to change and be altered by this terrible disease.

If you don’t chose us, I might be disappointed, but I won’t stop in my quest to make sure my mother knows that I love her…and that she is my best friend. Thanks for taking the time to read about my incredible mom.

Thanks to everyone who entered. And special thanks to Avon and Stila for sponsoring this fabulous contest!

Tune in tomorrow when I’ll announce Spoiled Pretty’s latest giveaway! See you then.

The Motherload Giveaway – Don’t Forget To Enter!

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In honor of Mother’s Day, Spoiled Pretty is celebrating motherhood this week – and hosting the mutha of all giveaways!

mom daughter The Motherload Giveaway   Dont Forget To Enter!Three readers will win a set of goodies which includes: Stila Multi-Effect Mascara, Stila Face Contouring Trio, Flower by Cynthia Rowley Eau de Parfum Spray, and Petal by Cynthia Rowley Eau de Toilette Spray. Each set is worth $103!

Click here for more information and for entry rules.

The contest closes tonight at midnight (EST) and the winners will be revealed tomorrow, on Mother’s Day. Will one of them be you? Not if you don’t enter.

Good luck!

The Motherload Giveaway!

Posted on by daneen in Contest, Fragrance, Giveaway, Highlighter, Mascara, Perfume, Powder | 9 Comments

mom+and+daughter The Motherload Giveaway!
This Sunday is Mother’s Day, a time to celebrate the woman who brought you into the world – and the lady who probably works your nerves more than any other. In honor of this special occasion, Spoiled Pretty is hosting another fabulous giveaway!

Three lucky ladies will win the motherload – a set of pretty prizes which includes:

multieffect+mascara The Motherload Giveaway!
Stila Multi-Effect Mascara is a true multi-tasker. It volumizes, lengthens, and curls with just the right amount of building power! Experience this ultimate mascara – and make a lash-ing impression.

face+contouring+trio The Motherload Giveaway!
Stila Face Contouring Trio is a set of three shading powders to sculpt your facial features. For a slimmed down nose, larger eyes, and sculpted cheek bones use both the light and dark matte shades with the highlighter flash.

cynthia+rowley The Motherload Giveaway!
Cynthia Rowley has teamed with Avon to create two new fashionable floral scents, aptly named Flower and Petal. The fragrances celebrate the bonds between women (especially mothers and daughters) everywhere. Flower is feminine and flirty, yet sophisticated. Every note was hand-picked by Cynthia herself, creating a bouquet of florals surrounded by warm woods and musks. The notes include: Casablanca Lily, Freesia, Cashmere Woods, Warm Vanilla, Skin Musk, Velvet Woods, and Sandalwood. “I like that the fragrance is complex, with so many disparate notes, but has such a simple name—Flower,” says Cynthia.

Petal is the bud to the grownup Flower. To create Petal, Cynthia wanted to take the essence of Flower and design a scent that was lighter with a more carefree sensibility. Her eight-year-old daughter even helped pick the notes that would make up the final bouquet. The result is a floral green fragrance that captures the innocent, youthful blush of freshly bloomed Lily of the Valley – and was made to be worn by young girls as well as women who are young at heart.

Each set is worth $103!

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Tell me what you love most about your mom or your favorite thing about being a mom – and attach a pic of you with your mom or your child(ren). I will be posting the photos of the winners…so don’t send a pic you don’t want published.

Be sure to include your full name. The subject line should read “Motherload Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight, May 10th. Winners will be chosen at from among the entrants. On Sunday, May 11th (Mother’s Day), 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. & Canadian residents only.

Good luck!

Bridal Beauty Week Winners Revealed!!!

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Happy Monday, my pretties!

bride Bridal Beauty Week Winners Revealed!!!Bridal Beauty Week 2008 is officially a thing of the past. But one great thing about the start of a new week is the announcement of the Bridal Beauty contest winners.

The Ultimate Bridal Beauty Basket was Spoiled Pretty’s most highly coveted giveaway prize to date. Thus, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the sponsors who made this contest possible.

Spoiled Pretty would like to give a shout-out to: Blue Tux Shoes, Bobbi Brown, Clinique, Dr. Sager’s HomeoTherapeutics, Dr. Scholl’s For Her, Essie, Foot Petals, Hourglass Cosmetics, Jane Iredale, Jaqua, Kiehl’s, La Chica Chic, Lancome, Nailtiques, Ojon, Perfect Details, Prescriptives, Secret, Sephora, Stephanie Johnson, Tarte, Three Custom Color Specialists, Veet, and Vera Wang.

The winner of the Ultimate Bridal Beauty Basket is…

Alicia Zilavy!!!!!!

Congratulations, Alicia. You are the envy of brides everywhere!

G%26P Bridal Beauty Week Winners Revealed!!!
Locally, we have another winner. Lesley Yuhas will receive a gift certificate for a facial, courtesy of the award-winning Giovanni & Pileggi Salon in Philadelphia. Many thanks to Giovanni & Pileggi for allowing me to spoil one Philly girl pretty!

Whether you’re single, engaged, or married – be sure to check back later today for the announcement of our next giveaway.

Bridal Beauty Week – And A Giveaway!!!

Posted on by daneen in Bridal, Contest, Giveaway, Philadelphia | 19 Comments

It’s nearly impossible for me to keep a secret. It’s not that I’m a gossip. I just like to share. Anyway, I’ve had something special up my sleeve for weeks now. The time has come to reveal the surprise, and I’m so excited and relieved – because I thought I would literally burst. Drumroll, please…

annebarge Bridal Beauty Week   And A Giveaway!!!Today is the official launch of Bridal Beauty Week at Spoiled Pretty! All week long, we’re lifting the veil on bridal beauty. In addition to the usual product reviews and beauty commentary – the site will feature bridal makeup trends, professional advice, application how-to’s, and celebrity beauty inspirations.

And to kick off this special engagement, Spoiled Pretty is hosting a grand giveaway! One lucky bride-to-be will win the Ultimate Bridal Beauty Basket, filled with the following treats:

BlueTuxShoes Metal+Cluch Bridal Beauty Week   And A Giveaway!!!
BLUE TUX SHOES
Metal Clutch in Silver: This gorgeous metal mesh is the perfect purse for your big day. Bonus – it’s lined in blue satin!

bobbi Bridal Beauty Week   And A Giveaway!!!
BOBBI BROWN
Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner and Eye Liner Brush: This innovative eyeliner offers the precision of liquid liner and the ease of a gel-based formula. Color is long-wearing and water-resistant. The Eyeliner Brush is perfectly shaped to create a precise and even line.

Clinique+Bronzer Bridal Beauty Week   And A Giveaway!!!
CLINIQUE
Touch of Bronze Moisturizing Body Lotion: This daily body moisturizer with a touch of self-tanner provides an allover, faux glow. Just smooth on this mistake-proof formula to gradually build or maintain even color.

Ouchy Lerario Bridal Beauty Week   And A Giveaway!!!
DR. SAGER’S HOMEOTHERAPEUTICS
Original OUCHY! Boo-Boo Gel: Accidents happen. But this product will make sure you’re picture perfect for your big day by discouraging discoloration, reducing inflammation, and speeding the healing process.

Pumice+Foot+Scrub Bridal Beauty Week   And A Giveaway!!!
DR. SCHOLL’S FOR HER
Beauty Stone, Dual Action Swedish File, Foot Butter, Miracle Shield, Professional Pumice Stone & Nail Brush, Pumice Foot Scrub and Rub Relief Strips: These products will prep and beautify your tootsies. Take care of your feet – they will, after all, be walking you down the aisle.

Essie+Bridal+Collection Bridal Beauty Week   And A Giveaway!!!
ESSIE
The Bridal Collection: Get your left ring finger (and the other nine) ready for their close-up. You’ll fall in love with this set of six polishes – in cloud nine, tie the knot, happily ever after, blushing bride, true love, and no-pre nup.

Bridal Stiletto Stylist Kit Back Bridal Beauty Week   And A Giveaway!!!
FOOT PETALS
Stiletto Stylist Bridal Kit: Brides have plenty of things to stress about on their wedding day – aching feet shouldn’t be one of them. For a worry- and wobble-free walk down the aisle, no bride should be without this kit. All six sole solutions are designed to stay hidden in even the strappiest, most delicate shoes for maximum comfort from the aisle to the honeymoon.

traceliner Bridal Beauty Week   And A Giveaway!!!
HOURGLASS COSMETICS
Calligraphy Liquid Liner in Cognac and Trace Lip Liner in Bare: The refined felt-tip precision eyeliner is waterproof to prevent streaks or smears. The double-ended lip liner (liner on one end, lip brush on the other) has a remarkably smooth, long-wearing formula to transform and enhance lips.

janeiredale Bridal Beauty Week   And A Giveaway!!!
JANE IREDALE:
Eye Glosses in Peach and Lilac: Smooth and luscious, these long-lasting, weightless shadows deliver true, rich shades that won’t crease or smear. They’re made without synthetic dyes, fillers or chemical preservatives, making the formula safe and non-irritating to the eyes.

jaqua Bridal Beauty Week   And A Giveaway!!!
JAQUA
Buttercream Frosting Guilt-Free Treats, Exfoliating Body Polish, Body Mist, and Lip Gloss Ring: Now you can enjoy some sweet treats before the big day, without gaining a pound. These deliciously scented bath and body products are delights are for all those times we can resist the cake, but not the frosting!

kiehls Bridal Beauty Week   And A Giveaway!!!
KIEHL’S
Travel Essentials Kit: This superbly luxurious set provides a complete bath and after-bath experience suitable for any destination…perfect for the honeymoon! The kit contains Creme de Corps Nurturing Body Washing Cream, Creme de Corps, Amino Acid Shampoo, and Hair Conditioner and Grooming Aid “Formula 133.”

The Sophie Bag Bridal Beauty Week   And A Giveaway!!!
LA CHICA CHIC
The Sophie Bag: This gorgeous patent purse, with ornate handles, is a work of art. It is a must-have for the honeymoon!

lancome Bridal Beauty Week   And A Giveaway!!!
LANCOME
Hypnose Waterproof Mascara and L’Extreme Waterproof Mascara: Hypnose Mascara volmizes up to 6 times for ultra-resistant lashes with 16 hours of wear. L’Extreme Mascara’s Fibrestretch formula contains supple fibers that extend lashes to the extreme.

nailtiques Bridal Beauty Week   And A Giveaway!!!
NAILTIQUES
Avocado Foot Crème, Cushioned Sponge Files, Nail Moisturizer, and Oil Therapy: Don’t make the mistake of painting over unhealthy nails. On your big day, your nails will take center stage – so get them in shape with these fabulous products. Nailtiques is an innovator in the nail care industry, and is dedicated to the development and maintenance of healthy, natural nails.

Ojon Tunu Elastik Flexible Finishing Hairspray Tube %26 Can 04 Bridal Beauty Week   And A Giveaway!!!
OJON
Rare Harvest Tunu Elastik Hair Tamer and Tunu Elastik Flexible Finishing Hairspray: Tunu Elastik Hair Tamer is wild-crafted to help seal the hair cuticle, working to keep tresses smooth and sleek. Tunu Elastik Flexible Finishing Hairspray combines two ancient native traditions creating a unique hairspray that adds brushable bounce and a soft, flake-free hold.

garter Bridal Beauty Week   And A Giveaway!!!
PERFECT DETAILS
Saucy Girl Body Shimmer and Embroidered Organza Garter: The Body Shimmer is a moisturising cream with a touch of glitter, so skin is left soft and smooth with a little bit of sparkle. And every bride needs a garter; this one is accented with clear sequins and finished with a silk bow and a rhinestone.

prescriptives instant+gratification Bridal Beauty Week   And A Giveaway!!!
PRESCRIPTIVES
Instant Gratification Skin Renewing Peel: Get instant gratification for tired, lackluster skin with this all-in-one dermabrasion-peel treatment that improves clarity, renews tone and immediately uncovers a smoother, more radiant complexion!

secret Bridal Beauty Week   And A Giveaway!!!
SECRET
Clinical Strength Anti-Perspirant: This deodorant/anti-perspirant has prescription-strength wetness and odor protection, without a prescription. So your wedding day will be no-sweat!

Sephora Pop Up Brush Set Bridal Beauty Week   And A Giveaway!!!
SEPHORA
Croc Pop Up Brush Set: Featuring top quality Sephora Brand brushes, this set also has an ingenious mechanism – simply pull gently up on the circle at the top and your brushes are revealed. Keep it open on a vanity for easy access, or close it for storage or travel.

rio Bridal Beauty Week   And A Giveaway!!!
STEPHANIE JOHNSON
Rio Collection (DARLENE Deluxe Brush Case, JENNY Train Case, MARLO Mini Make-Up Case, MARTHA Ultimate Briefcase, ML Traveler, and TRAVEL PACK Luggage Tag & Passport Holder): I love Stephanie Johnson cosmetic bags. Last year, I purchased them for myself and my bridesmaids – and now I want to share the wealth with one lucky bride-to-be. This set features a daring red and blue floral print that calls to mind the colorful costumes and revelry of Carnival.

tarte Bridal Beauty Week   And A Giveaway!!!
TARTE
Blushing Bride Cheek Stain in Blushing Bride and Double-Ended Lip Gloss in Jake and Samantha: This water-based push up gel stick was awarded “best blush” by InStyle, Cosmo & Self Magazines. Just dab it on and go – it lasts all day. Swipe the raspberry/cotton candy lip gloss on your pout, and get ready for your happily ever after, like Jake and Samantha (from Sixteen Candles).

marryme Bridal Beauty Week   And A Giveaway!!!
THREE CUSTOM COLOR SPECIALISTS
Marry Me Collection and Mini-Pressed Translucent Powder: Co-Founder and Creative Director Trae Bodge created the Marry Me Collection for her own nuptials. Now the set – which includes lip/cheek stain, lip gloss, and lip liner – is available to customers. The Translucent Powder will guarantee you stay shine-free throughout the festivities.

Veet Bridal Beauty Week   And A Giveaway!!!
VEET
In-Shower Hair Removal Cream: This product offers a quick, clean and effective hair removal process that happens in only three minutes while you are in the shower! It contains special water-resistant ingredients and an added moisturizer for both normal and dry skin.

VeraWang Bridal Beauty Week   And A Giveaway!!!
VERA WANG
Flower Princess Eau de Parfum: I wore the original Princess on my wedding day. Now, one lucky reader will wear Flower Princess, Ms. Wang’s new limited-edition fragrance. Flower Princess enchants with a light and feminine sparkling floral scent that captures the essence of beauty.

I know you can’t put a price on looking beautiful on your big day. But the Ultimate Bridal Beauty Basket is valued at more than $1,400…it’s enough to make a bride-to-be blush!

In addition, one soon-to-be wedding belle from the Philadelphia area will win a gift certificate for a facial, compliments of the award-winning Giovanni & Pileggi Salon!

To be eligible, your wedding date must transpire between now and December 31, 2008. To enter, send an email to spoiledprettybrides@gmail.com – and be sure to include some proof of your bride-to-be status. You can include a link to your bio on theknot.com, attach a scanned copy of your wedding invitation, send me a link to your registry, or whatever creative way you can think of to verify your wedding date.

Be sure to include your full name in the email, and the subject line should read “Bridal Beauty Basket Giveaway.” The contest ends at 12am EST on Sunday, May 4th. Winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, May 5th, 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.

Good luck!

Are You A Winner? Don’t GUESS…Find Out!

Posted on by daneen in Contest, Fragrance, Giveaway, Perfume | 3 Comments

Last Monday, I announced our GUESS Giveaway. And now, it’s time to reveal the winners.

guess%2Bparfum Are You A Winner? Dont GUESS...Find Out!Congrats to Zoe R. Barker, Venice Campbell, Kia Darby, Paige Erickson, and Karin Young. Each of these ladies will receive a 3.4 oz bottle of GUESS by Marciano Eau de Parfum.

I hope that you all enjoy this sweet, sexy fragrance as much as I do.

Thanks to GUESS by Marciano for sponsoring this giveaway! And thanks to everyone who entered.

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