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

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

Contest

Philadelphia Phocus & Giveaway: Mother’s Nature Soaps

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shower Philadelphia Phocus & Giveaway: Mothers Nature Soaps
It’s freezing right now in Philadelphia, and my heater is working overtime to keep my home toasty warm. So, nowadays, one of the things I most look forward to is a relaxing, hot shower. But because this time of year is particularly harsh on my sensitive skin, I have to be careful of the bath and body products I use. Luckily, I’ve discovered Mother’s Nature Soaps.

mns1 Philadelphia Phocus & Giveaway: Mothers Nature SoapsMother’s Nature Soaps is a family-run company that specializes in luxurious homemade soaps, bath products, and natural skin care products. Alyson, the owner, started making soaps in 2003 to help her son’s eczema. Five years later, she says the same amount of love that went into her first bar of soap still goes into every bar she makes now.

The hand-crafted soaps are made with pure rainwater, oils of olive, coconut, sunflower, palm, castor and canola; some of the soap formulas also contain extra nourishing ingredients such as shea butter, cocoa butter, honey, buttermilk, organic milks for extra skin moisturizing benefits and are colored with natural pigments. Noticeably absent from the list of ingredients are the synthetic chemicals found in many conventional bar soaps. Mother’s Nature Soaps are also rich in natural glycerin, which draws moisture to your skin to promote a healthy, youthful appearance.

My favorite product is the Monkey Farts Soap, a unique blend of bananas, fresh grapefruit, with strawberries, kiwi, bubble gum and a touch of vanilla. Alyson says that it’s a hit with kids and adults. I’m also wild for the Butter Kisses; they literally melt on your skin and moisturize with pure cocoa butter, shea butter, olive oil and Vitamin E.

Mother’s Nature Soaps is located in Middletown, Delaware (a half-hour drive outside of Philadelphia), but their website ensures that – no matter where you live – their all-natural products are just a click away.

But this week only, Spoiled Pretty is giving you the opportunity to win some of these wonderful products! One winner will receive a Mother’s Nature Soaps Gift Basket, filled with the following goodies: Lavender Fields Soap, Monkey Farts Soap, Lavender & Eucalyptus Soap, Clarity Bath Salts, Lavender & Mint Body Polish, Soap Saver, 4 oz Lavender Whipped Body Butter, and Chocolate Mint Lip Balm. This gift basket retails for $50.

A 2nd place winner will receive a $25 gift certificate, and a third place winner will be rewarded with a $15 gift certificate.

Entering the giveaway is easy. To be eligible for the contest, you must be a Spoiled Pretty subscriber. Subscribing is simple and quick – just click here (don’t forget to verify your email address). Plus you’ll be signed up to get posts delivered directly to your inbox. Contest closes at 9pm EST on Sunday, January 27th – and the winners will be revealed on Monday, January 28th. Good luck!

Are You The Winner Of The Plexi Pop Giveaway?

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plexipink Are You The Winner Of The Plexi Pop Giveaway?Are you the winner of Spoiled Pretty’s Plexi Pop Giveaway? You are if your name is Erin Mifflin.

Erin will receive CND’s Spring 2008 collection, Plexi Pop, before the polishes are available in stores; the collection will hit shelves in March.

Thanks to all of you who entered. Stay tuned, though – because our next giveaway is mere hours away.

Spoiled Pretty don’t mess around.

Lather, Rinse, Compete

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110200815306 Lather, Rinse, Compete
Elle and Eufora hair care are developing a new all-natural clarifying shampoo, and they need your help deciding what to call it! Come up with the perfect name, and you’ll not only see your idea printed on thousands of bottles (launching in May), but Eufora will donate $500 to the environmental charity of your choice and give you a Eufora product gift basket worth $500.

All entries are due by February 1st, 2008. One entry per day allowed. Click here to enter.

Spoiled Pretty’s CND Spring 2008 Giveaway

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Plexi Pop, the Spring 2008 color collection from Creative Nail Design, was inspired by colorful Lucite designs from modernist 60’s interiors. Bold in the bottle, while subtle on the nail – this collection includes:

PlexiPink CND Spoiled Prettys CND Spring 2008 Giveaway
Top Row: Retro White (bright white opaque crème), Turquoise Tint (aqua opalescent sheer), Nail Gloss (translucent medium pink sheer)
Bottom Row: Clearly Pink (translucent light pink sheer), Translucent Tangerine (coral shimmer sheer), Plexi Pink (vibrant pink opalescent sheer)

These shades debuted on runways during Spring 2008 Fashion Week in New York and London – including Badgley Mischka, BCBG, Carmen Marc Valvo, DKNY, L.A.M.B., Peter Som, and Rachel Roy.

You could wait until March, when the collection will be available in salons and beauty stores. Or you could enter the Spoiled Pretty’s Plexi Pop Giveaway (say that three time fast!) and win all six shades now!

To enter:
*Name one of my ‘Holy Grail’ nail products I included on the Spoiled Prettiest: Best of Beauty 2007 list. Here’s a hint: I wrote the review on New Year’s Eve.
*Send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com – and make sure to include the product name, your full name, and email address.

The contest ends at 9 pm EST on Sunday, January 20th. A winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, January 21st, I’ll announce the winner’s name. 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!

Profund Giveaway: We Have Some Winners!

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profoundbeauty Profund Giveaway: We Have Some Winners!
For me, it’s just another manic Monday. But for three lucky readers, this week is off to a particularly pretty start.

Congratulations, Michele Poynter! Michele will ‘find her routine’ and Profound Beauty will send her a personalized collection of products, customized to her hair type.

Apple Mateo and Marilyn Wons will receive Structure Shine – a brilliant runner-up prize, if I do say so myself. Structure Shine is a lightweight silicone serum that smoothes, imparts long-lasting shine without weighing down hair, and protects hair from heat styling.

Spoiled Pretty received a record number of entries for this contest – so thanks to everyone for your participation. Stay tuned…I will announce another fantastic giveaway later today!

And a big thanks to Profound Beauty, for their support of Spoiled Pretty and for sponsoring the contest!

Bobe Winner Pontificates On Her Prize

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Rachel, winner of a $25 bobe gift certificate, writes:

Hello again! I wanted to a) thank you again, and b) let you know that I’ve received my order from bobe and it is FABULOUS. I got the pumpkin cheesecake whipped body butter and vanilla chai lip balm, and they also included a hefty sample of the pink sugar bath mousse. I really can’t say enough good things about it all!

bathmousse Bobe Winner Pontificates On Her PrizeThe body butter is a.m.a.z.i.n.g…It smells sooo wonderful and feels great going on. The lip balm smells great too. But more importantly, it moisturizes really well. The bath mousse is a sweet little bit of luxury which I *really* need in my life with two wee ones.

I’ve directed all my friends to shop there, so I hope they do!

Thanks again, for giving me the chance to win this and for introducing me to such a wonderful little company!

Profound Giveaway

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profoundbeauty Profound Giveaway
Ask yourself this question: “Do I feel lucky?” Well, do ya?!?!

Good…because it’s that time again. Spoiled Pretty is partnering with Profound Beauty to bring you another opportunity to win fabulous prizes.

Profound Beauty is committed to delivering state-of-art hair care products, utilizing the most innovative technologies available, and creating better results through personalized beauty. Everything they do personalizes the beauty experience and encourages individual style.

Profound Beauty has a unique feature on their website called Find Your Routine; after completing an online questionnaire, a unique combination of products is recommended to address your particular needs – taking your hair from problematic to profound.

Glamour Beauty Editors are wild about this brand, and People Magazine reports that Jennifer Aniston and Eva Mendes’ stylists tame the starlets’ tresses with products from the Profound Beauty Atmosphere line. Isn’t it time you tried some too?

One first place winner will ‘find her routine’ and Profound Beauty will send her a personalized collection of products, customized to her hair type. Two runners-up will win a bottle of Structure Shine, a serum that glistens and smoothes while providing a forceful resistance to humidity.

The contest rules have changed slightly, so listen up. To enter:

*Name the Profound Beauty products that have become my “new secret weapons against the evil winter elements.” Here’s a hint: I wrote a review last month.

*Send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com – and make sure to include the product names, your full name, and email address.

The contest ends at 9 pm EST on Sunday, January 13th. A winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, January 14th, 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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