Shopbop Sale: Take Extra 25% Off


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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

Contest

Bōbē and Linda Harding Contest Winners Revealed

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lottery Bōbē and Linda Harding Contest Winners RevealedIt’s finally Friday…which means it’s time to reveal the winners of Spoiled Pretty’s latest giveaways.

Congratulations to Rachel – she is the winner of a $25 gift certificate to bōbē! If you didn’t win, but still want to experience “beyond ordinary bath essentials,” visit bobebathessentials.com and enter coupon code Spoiled15 at checkout – for 15% off your next order. Marlese Sears, the mixtress behind bōbē, created this discount code just for Spoiled Pretty readers. Thanks so much, Marlese!

Cele Deemer is the winner of a Zoom facial with Linda Harding, senior esthetician at Rescue Rittenhouse Spa Lounge in Philadelphia. Cele will also receive a bottle of Biologique Recherche’s P50 Balancing Lotion (a $45 value). Enjoy your prize, Cele – your face will be in good hands, quite literally. And a big thank you to Linda Harding, for sponsoring this contest!

Stay tuned, because Spoiled Pretty is just getting warmed up. I’ve got so many contests on the horizon that they’re spilling well into the new year! Giveaways don’t take a holiday (at least the ones I host) – so keep checking back for your next chance to win.

Tick Tock

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clock Tick TockTomorrow, Spoiled Pretty is giving away a $25 gift certificate to bōbē. If you’re in the Philly area, enter to win a facial with Linda Harding at the Rescue Rittenhouse Spa Lounge. The deadline for both of these contests is tonight at 9pm EST.

You won’t win if you don’t enter. You’ve been warned.

This Giveaway Is Made To Order

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Happy beginning of the workweek, everyone! Mondays are always hard – so to soften the blow, Spoiled Pretty is hosting one of our world-famous giveaways! This time, we are partnering with our friends over at bōbē – and we’re giving away a $25 gift certificate to bobebathessentials.com!!!

Bōbē (an acronym for “beyond ordinary bath essentials”) creates bath and body products that are made to order, so you can have it your way. Behind the brand is master mixologist, Marlese Sears, who combines exotic ingredients to create her unique body butters, lip balms, perfumes, lotions, scrubs and cleansers.

With 50 scents to choose from, it’s almost impossible to decide on which bath and body products to place in your virtual shopping cart. And lip balms are available in 71 flavors, made fresh in small batches, for the perfect kiss of sweetness.

bobe This Giveaway Is Made To OrderMy favorite product is the Soy Fabulous Whipped Body Butter; I have the Madagascar Vanille scent (I have a bit of a vanilla dependence). The consistency is light and airy, so you’d think it might come up short in the moisturizing category. But it’s surprisingly hydrating, in a non-greasy way. And the scents are spot-on. From Lemon Biscotti to Pumpkin Cheesecake, Sake to White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie – they smell exactly like you would imagine – or perhaps even better, if that’s even possible.

Products are made fresh at the time you place an order, and made in small batches using few, simple ingredients. And bōbē believes strongly in giving back and supporting the community, so each month, 5% of bōbē retail sales are given to a different charity.

To enter to win a $25 gift certificate to bōbē, leave a comment in the comments section below by 9 pm EST on Thursday, December 20th – be sure to include your name and email address (even if you have a Blogger profile). Or email me at spoiledpretty@gmail.com.

A winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Friday, December 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!

Who’s The Lucky New Owner Of A Clarisonic?

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clarisonic Whos The Lucky New Owner Of A Clarisonic?
Thanks to all of you who entered the Spoiled Pretty giveaaway, generously sponsored by our friends at Clarisonic. The response blew me away, but given how coveted the prize, I shouldn’t have been so surprised.

The winner of the Clarisonic Skin Care System, which Oprah loves almost as much as I do, is…Danette!!!

Congratulations, Danette. And once again, thank you to everyone who entered.

If you didn’t win, I really am sorry. I know you’re upset and disappointed because this one was really good. But Spoiled Pretty remains in the holiday spirit, and our next giveaway is just around the corner.

And if you live in the Greater Philadelphia area, enter here to win a free facial courtesy of Linda Harding at Rescue Rittenhouse Spa Lounge.

Philadelphia Phocus: Linda Harding (Giveaway Edition)

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rescue rittenhouse1 Philadelphia Phocus: Linda Harding (Giveaway Edition)
Last week, I called my friend after a trip to Rescue Rittenhouse Spa Lounge. After about a minute on the phone, she asked, “Why are you slurring your words?” Not having noticed anything different about my speech, I asked what she was talking about. She responded, “You’re facial drunk, aren’t you?” As I thought about her question, I realized she was right. I was facial drunk. My ‘Zoom Facial’ with award-winning esthetician Linda Harding was, quite literally, intoxicating. I mean, she isn’t called the Skin Diva for nothing. What makes Linda the best of the best? How long have you got?

 Philadelphia Phocus: Linda Harding (Giveaway Edition)When I visited the spa, I was warmly greeted and escorted to the waiting area – where I sipped on lemon water and perused some fashion mags. Considering that my last facial was three years ago (the horror!), I was somewhat apprehensive. But when Linda came to meet me, she immediately put me at ease with her friendly demeanor.

Once inside the facial room, I undressed, wrapped myself in a towel, and was tucked into the heated table; thanks to the cushy environs and tranquil ambiance, I already felt like a new woman – and the facial hadn’t even begun. Linda started with a careful study of my skin. “There’s good news and bad news,” Linda announced. “The good news is that you have great skin. The bad news is you’re doing all of the wrong things to it.”

She explained that I should be exfoliating every day, not just twice a week, which had been my usual routine. Then I closed my eyes, and Linda’s magic hands went to town on my face. First, she used a machine that employed the use of sound waves to remove layers of dead skin. This new method is as effective, for certain types of skin, as microdermabrasion; but unlike microdermabrasion, you can use it under the eyes, and it doesn’t irritate skin. It’s so gentle, yet effective, that Linda uses this machine on brides the morning of their wedding! Amazing right?

lift facial Philadelphia Phocus: Linda Harding (Giveaway Edition)My other favorite part of the facial was the Valmont product Linda used on my face. Valmont uses salmon roe DNA in most of its skincare products, which might sound yucky – but my skin found it absolutely yummy, and eagerly drank it up. Then, Linda used an electrical micro-current machine to push it into deeper layers of my skin – to boost the moisturizing and regenerating properties of the product.

Once my facial was finished, I was emotionally torn. Part of me couldn’t wait to see my reflection. On the other hand, I was sad that the process had come to an end. Once I looked in the mirror, I was amazed. My skin glowed and I couldn’t stop smiling. The results of my facial are indescribable…I can only liken it to peeling off the outer layers of an onion, revealing the fresh, hydrated layers beneath.

As if my new face wasn’t gift enough, Linda gave me a bottle of Biologique Recherche P50 Balancing Lotion – to maintain my new mug. P50, the cornerstone product in the Biologique Recherche line, is a vitamin-enriched exfoliating potion that purifies, hydrates, and tones, visibly improving whiteheads, blackheads, and symptoms of rosacea.

Before parting, Linda imparted some wisdom; avoiding stress, drinking lots of water, and using the appropriate products for your skin type are her top three tips for stunning skin.

Jealous that I had an appointment with The Skin Diva and you’re just reading about it? Well, here’s your chance to meet with Linda, get a Zoom Facial, and receive a bottle of P 50. If you live in the Greater Philadelphia area, post a comment below or email me at spoiledpretty@gmail.com. Be sure to include your name and email address. Be sure to enter by 9pm EST on Thursday, December 20. One winner will be picked, at random, and I will reveal his/her name on Friday, December 21. Good luck!

You’re Invited: Enter To Win Oprah’s Favorite Thing!

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clarisonic2 Youre Invited: Enter To Win Oprahs Favorite Thing!Right now, I’m sitting at home watching Oprah. Today’s show is a re-broadcast of her “Favorite Things 2007” episode.

A few weeks ago, I blogged about Oprah’s favorite beauty buys – click here for that post. One of those products, the Clarisonic Skin Care System, is my latest giveaway prize (a $195 value).

So if you haven’t yet entered the contest – what are you waiting for? Consider this your invitation. The contest closes tomorrow at 9pm. So enter…and tell a friend. This giveaway is one you don’t want to miss!

Oprah And I Are Two Of A Kind

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I aspire to be like Oprah Winfrey. But since I don’t yet have a talk show, a magazine, or the power to turn an unknown manuscript into an international bestseller, I’m doing the next best thing.

I am giving away one of my favorite things, which also happens to be one of Oprah’s beloved beauty tools – the Clarisonic Skin Care System (a $195 value)!!!

pinkclarisonic Oprah And I Are Two Of A KindOprah gave away three hundred of these babies a few weeks ago on her “Favorite Things 2007” episode. I only have one to give away…so if you weren’t in her studio audience that day, here’s your chance to win one.

Developed by the people who created the Sonicare Toothbrush, the Clarisonic Skin Care System removes six times more makeup than soap and water alone. It clears your pores of dirt, oil, and residual makeup – so that the ingredients in your skincare products are more effectively absorbed. What I love so much about this product is that the creators seemed to think of everything; case in point:

*The Clarisonic is rechargeable (the system comes with the charging cradle) and waterproof, so you can use it in the shower as well as at the sink.
*The Clarisonic features a timer that beeps and pauses to indicate it’s time to move onto another part of your face (20 seconds on the forehead, 20 seconds on the nose and chin, and 10 seconds on each cheek).
*Though the system includes a 2 oz trial size Gentle Hydro Cleanser, the Clarisonic can be used with most non-abrasive facial cleansers.

Oprah wasn’t exaggerating when she said, “It’s a miracle massage for your face.” Since I started using the Clarisonic, I’ve had minimal breakouts and I marvel at how soft and smooth my skin feels and looks. It’s just amazing how much more radiant my face is after using this product for the recommended two minutes a day. I adore this product so much, and I am extremely excited to host this giveaway in partnership with Clarisonic!

To enter, leave a comment in the comments section below by 9 pm EST on Thursday, December 13th – be sure to include your name and email address. Or email me at spoiledpretty@gmail.com if you’re uncomfortable posting your email address below.

A winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Friday, December 14th, 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!

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