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

Fafi Giveaway

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Fafi Amb01 s Fafi GiveawayLast week, I announced the arrival of MAC’s new color collection inspired by the graphic expression of French graffiti artist Fafi. Since then, I’ve actually had an opportunity to play around with the products a little bit.

In my opinion, the two standouts of the collection are the paint pots and lip colors. The brightness of the colors are tempered by the textures – so you can be garish, if that’s the look you’re going for; but you can also apply with a lighter touch, and the shades are totally appropriate for day or the office.

Some other bloggers have criticized the packaging – instead of printing the Fafinettes directly on the lip glosses and lipstick tubes, the artwork is printed on stickers, which are wrapped around the packaging. If packaging is très important to you, then I suppose you could find fault. But the quality of the cosmetics is what matters most to me, and I was not disappointed.

Here are some swatches of the Paint Pots, Lip Glass, and Lipstick from the Fafi color collection (click on photos to enlarge).

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Top row: Nice Vice, Rollickin’, Perky
Bottom row: Cash Flow, Girl Friendly, Layin’ Low

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Lip Glaze (l to r): Sugar Trance, Squeeze It, Cult Fave, Totally It
Lipstick (l to r): High Top, Fun ‘N’ Sexy, Utterly Frivolous, Not So Innocent, Flash-N-Dash, Strawbaby

Although I tried my best to capture the fabulosity that is Fafi, my camera can only do so much. I encourage you to visit your local MAC store or counter and experiment with the products.

fafi+005 Fafi GiveawayAnd because I love you all so much – and want to thank you for visiting me regularly – I’m hosting another giveaway. One of you will win $175 worth of Fafi for free!!! See that pic to the left? That could be yours!

Here’s what you’ll get:

Lipglass
Cult Fave (blue mid-tone pink with white pearl – frost)
Squeeze It (brassy plum – frost)
Sugar Trance (creamy soft pink with white and rainbow pearl – frost)

Lipstick
Not So Innocent (sheer tan with pink and peach pearl – glaze)
Strawbaby (coral rose with rainbow pearl – luster)

Paint Pot
Girl Friendly (creamy gray pink – cream)
Perky (cream coral with white pearl – satin)

Eye Kohl
Fascinating (snake eyes white matte)
Smolder (intense black)

Nail Lacquer
Girls Will Be Girls (pink with coral pearl – frost)
Boom! (rich eggplant with purple pearl – frost)

Rectangle Fafi Small Makeup Bag

To enter the giveaway, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com – be sure to include your full name. The subject line should read “Fafi Giveaway.” The contest ends at 9 pm EST on Sunday, February 24th. A winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, February 25th, 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. & Canadian residents. Good luck!

What You’ve Been Waiting For: The Winners Revealed

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Thanks to all of you who entered my Valentine’s Week contests. The response was amazing, which shows me how much you crave these giveaways. So without further ado, here are the beneficaries of my beneficence:

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The winner of the Anthony Logistics For Men Essentials Kit is Courtney Liggera.

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The first place winner of the Boys In The Bottle contest is Melissa Sayre; she will receive 10 shades plus a hat. The second place winner of 5 shades and a hat is Claudia Douglass.

curlcloth2 What Youve Been Waiting For: The Winners Revealed
The three winners of the Curl Cloth giveaway are Lia Boyle, Jacki Weinstein, and Monique Hankins.

felixreybag What Youve Been Waiting For: The Winners Revealed
Finally, three Spoiled Pretty readers have won a Felix Rey cosmetic bag. These lucky ladies are: Shannon Baas, Amber Gibson, and Janice Roxberry.

Congrats to all of the winners. And don’t forget about our Perlina handbag giveaway. Enter before the contest closes tomorrow!

Last Call For Contests

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Four of our contests are closing tonight. Have you entered yet? Well, here’s your last chance. Follow the links below for more information and to sign up.

Click here to enter the Anthony Logistics For Men contest.

Enter to win free nail polish, sponsored by Boys In The Bottle.

Are you a girl with curls? Then don’t let The Curl Cloth contest pass you by.

Three lucky winners will receive the cutest Felix Rey cosmetic case you’ve ever seen!

Spoiled Pretty By Perlina

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This time last week, I was runnin’ around NYC feeling awful (unbeknownst to me, I had acute bronchitis), but looking fierce – thanks to my pals at Perlina Handbags.

fw2+039 Spoiled Pretty By PerlinaThey gave me a totally posh purse for my last day at the tents. As if that wasn’t enough, they upped the ante by inviting me to their showroom…talk about being spoiled pretty!

The Perlina showroom – located a hop, skip, and a jump from Bryant Park – was like a dream; it was handbag heaven, to be quite honest.

fw2+041 Spoiled Pretty By PerlinaThere were bags of every color imaginable, and purses for every personality. For a bag junkie like me, it was almost too much. The temptation was great. For a brief moment, I imagined that I was on a handbag version of Supermaket Sweep; I scanned the shelves, racks, and displays – trying to decide which bags I’d grab first.

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I know what you’re thinking. You’re saying to yourself, “Great. Here’s another story about Daneen getting free stuff. I’m sick of hearing about her fantastical adventures.” Well, if that’s you’re attitude, you’re about to feel real salty…because Perlina has oh so generously bequeathed me another bag for a Spoiled Pretty giveaway!!!!

Oh, now we’re BFF’s again? I see how it is.

perlina+001 Spoiled Pretty By PerlinaNot only will one of you win this absolutely gorgeous handbag (see, left), I’m going to “fill” it with all sorts of beauty booty. You heard me right. That’s just how I do.

The winner of the Perlina purse will also receive:

*Head & Shoulders Smooth & Silky Shampoo and Conditioner
*Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship Shampoo, Conditioner and Leave-in Split End Protector
*CoverGirl LashBlast Mascara
*2 CoverGirl Outlast All-day Lipcolor
*MAXFactor Vivid Impact Mascara
*2 MAXFactor MAXalicious Lipglosses
*2 MAXFactor MAXwear Lipcolor

Five lucky runners-up will receive one of my new favorites – CoverGirl LashBlast Mascara!!! This mascara is hard to come by because it’s become an instant cult classic, so here’s your chance to get you some.

To enter, you must be a Spoiled Pretty subscriber. Subscribing is simple and quick – just click here, but don’t forget to verify your email address. You must verify in order to be eligible.

The contest ends at 9 pm EST on Tuesday, February 19th. Winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Wednesday, February 20th, I’ll announce the winners’ names. Please, only one entry per person. Contest is open to U.S. & Canadian residents. Good luck!

Felix Rey Giveaway!

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I don’t really fancy myself a trendsetter. But for New York Fashion Week, I pulled out all the stops. Nordstrom LBD. BCBG patent pumps. Oversized sunglasses. Designer handbags galore.

felixrey+009 Felix Rey Giveaway!Unfortunately, one of my most stylish accessories never saw the light of day because it stayed hidden in my purse. So it makes its debut tonight. Behold, my Felix Rey cosmetic case.

Check out the intricate lace motif and the logo zipper pull…super chic!

Felix Rey was born in 2001, when friends Lily Rafii and Sulaika Zarrouk decided to design accessories for the smart and stylish girl-about-town. They soon realized they were on to something when their bags started selling out at Bergdorf’s. Then fictional fashionista Carrie Bradshaw carried one of their bags on “Sex And The City” – and the rest, as they say, is history.

Today, Felix Rey continues to create haute handbags – as well as belts, wallets, umbrellas, and other small accessories that round out the line. They describe their customer as “the modern girl with a whimsical flair for style,” and their celebrity fans include Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Lopez, Lucy Liu, Jessica Simpson, Anne Hathaway, and Paris Hilton – just to name a few.

I’m a huge fan too…which is why I am so thrilled to announce that Spoiled Pretty is giving away three of their cosmetic bags! Yay!! Thank you, Felix Rey!!!

To enter the giveaway, visit the Felix Rey website and find out who the company is named after. Then send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com – be sure to include the answer and your full name. The subject line should read “Felix Rey Giveaway.”

The contest ends at 9 pm EST on Sunday, February 17th. Winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, February 18th, 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!

Attention Curly Girls: This Giveaway Is Just For You!

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CLU pink 72rgbSM Attention Curly Girls: This Giveaway Is Just For You!
Do you have curly hair? Do you suffer from frizz, tangles, breakage, and split ends? Maybe it’s time you quit abusing your tender tendrils with terry cloth towels.

curlcloth Attention Curly Girls: This Giveaway Is Just For You!Curls Like Us knows that curls don’t respond favorably to being mishandled. So they invented a kinder, gentler towel – created especially for girls with curls.

The Curl Cloth is a patent-pending, drying cloth specifically designed to wick away just the right amount of moisture from your locks without introducing frizz. The smooth surface of this 100% cotton cloth ensures that your favorite curl-enhancer sets the curl for optimal spring, shine, and definition.

Lucky for you, Curls Like Us was kind enough to donate three Curl Cloths for a Spoiled Pretty giveaway!

To enter the giveaway, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com and include your full name. The subject line should read “Curl Cloth Giveaway.”

The contest ends at 9 pm EST on Sunday, February 17th. Winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, February 18th, 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!

Boys In The Bottle Giveaway!

Posted on by daneen in Contest, Giveaway, Nail Polish, Nails | 15 Comments

bitb Boys In The Bottle Giveaway!
Do you ever wish you were the type of girl who has men wrapped around her little finger? Well, that can be you. You can have them wrapped around every finger, in fact – with Boys In The Bottle.

Boys In the Bottle is a trendy line of 36 nail polishes with adorable names like Adam’s Apple, Blue Gene, Mad Maxwell, and Gigolo (my fave) – what does that say about me? Anyway…

Spoiled Pretty is partnering with Boys In The Bottle for your favorite thing and mine – a GIVEAWAY!

BITB hat Boys In The Bottle Giveaway!*First prize is 10 shades of polish (winner chooses preferred colors) plus a Boys In The Bottle hat

*Second prize is 5 shades of polish (winner chooses preferred colors) plus a Boys In The Bottle hat

To enter the giveaway, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com and include your full name. The subject line should read “Boys In The Bottle Giveaway.”

The contest ends at 9 pm EST on Sunday, February 17th. Winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, February 18th, 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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