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

Eco-friendly

ecoTOOLS New Bath & Body Collection

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ecotools+bath+and+body+collection ecoTOOLS New Bath & Body CollectionecoTOOLS brushes are among my top prized beauty possessions, so I was absolutely thrilled to learn about their brand-new line of environmentally-friendly bath & body care products. The collection is 98% from nature, paraben-free, phthalate-free, dermatologist-tested and cruelty free. There’s never been a better reason to outfit your skin in the perfect fall color – green!

The collection features:

Clean Skin, Cleaner World Body Wash ($7.99) is made with 98% natural ingredients; this uplifting botanical and biodegradable cleanser gently removes impurities without over-drying skin.

Sustainable Softness Body Lotion ($7.99) features nourishing shea butter to instantly hydrate and sustain softness.

Replenish Your Natural Resources Body Butter ($7.99) is rich with mango butter to moisturize even the driest skin.

Featuring jojoba oil and notes of cardamom and ginger in its fragrance, One Hand Helps the Other Hand Cream ($7.99) hydrates and replenishes dry, cracked skin.

Love Heels All Intensive Heel Cream ($7.99) contains repairing natural butters to help soften dry feet and heels.

Surround yourself with the fresh floral scent of Blooming Planet Body Mist ($7.99). Its bright botanical tones will leave you smelling good and feeling great – after all, you did just do your part to preserve our environment!

The ecoTOOLS bath & body care collection can be found at Walgreens stores nationwide. Visit eco-tools.com for a full list of retailers and products.

Winners of the Amala Giveaway!

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amala+beauty+hydrate Winners of the Amala Giveaway!

Congrats to Jill Holden and Joanna Smith, winners of Spoiled Pretty’s Amala giveaway. Jill and Joanna will receive:

amala Winners of the Amala Giveaway!Hydrating Cream Cleanser
Hydrate dry skin while gently removing makeup and impurities with this comforting cleansing cream. The whole botanical ingredients help soothe and restore moisture for clean, soft, radiant skin.

Hydrating Toner

Revive and rehydrate skin with this refreshing toner. Soothing floral waters and whole plant extracts help refine pores and restore moisture to soften and comfort skin.

Hydrating Face Cream
Quench dull, dry skin by helping to restore its natural moisture and elasticity with this creamy hydrating treatment. Whole plant ingredients restore elasticity and protect skin from dehydration for lasting smoothness.

Many thanks to Amala for generously sponsoring this giveaway!

Check back soon for Spoiled Pretty’s next giveaway.

Amala Beauty Giveaway!

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amala+beauty Amala Beauty Giveaway!

In April, I declared Amala my skin savior…and for good reason. This luxurious line tamed my troubled skin and restored my faith in organic and natural beauty products. The Purify collection, created for oily and acnegenic skin types, has become the staple of my daily skin care routine; and after two months of using the products, I continue to marvel at the amazing results the ingredients have had on my complexion.

I am so enamored with Amala that we’re partnering for a Spoiled Pretty giveaway! Two lucky winners will receive:

amala+beauty+hydrate Amala Beauty Giveaway!

Hydrating Cream Cleanser ($30)
Hydrate dry skin while gently removing makeup and impurities with this comforting cleansing cream. The whole botanical ingredients help soothe and restore moisture for clean, soft, radiant skin.

Hydrating Toner
($30)
Revive and rehydrate skin with this refreshing toner. Soothing floral waters and whole plant extracts help refine pores and restore moisture to soften and comfort skin.

Hydrating Face Cream ($68)
Quench dull, dry skin by helping to restore its natural moisture and elasticity with this creamy hydrating treatment. Whole plant ingredients restore elasticity and protect skin from dehydration for lasting smoothness.

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Amala Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, June 7th. Two winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, June 8th, 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.

Good luck!

Coming Soon: Zoya Truth and Dare Nail Polish Collections

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zoya+truth+or+dare Coming Soon: Zoya Truth and Dare Nail Polish Collections

The choice is yours…Truth, Dare or both?

Zoya‘s fall 2009 collections, Truth and Dare, will be available on July 15th.

zoya+truth Coming Soon: Zoya Truth and Dare Nail Polish Collections

Truth Collection: classic, bright and straightforward
Penny – copper gold metallic
Kalmia – rose copper metallic
Salma – scarlet red metallic
Isla – venetian red metallic
Anaka – fuchsia metallic glimmer
Drew – mauve rose metallic

zoya+dare Coming Soon: Zoya Truth and Dare Nail Polish Collections

Dare Collection: edgy, dark and mysterious
Vanessa – blue red cream
Ciara – burgundy plum cream
Demi – purple mauve cream
Pinta – inky violet cream
Envy – gleaming Jade green
Ibiza – gleaming Sapphire blue (with a little shimmer too)

Zoya Nail Polish truth or dare Coming Soon: Zoya Truth and Dare Nail Polish Collections

Six new Zoya Hot Lips Gloss will compliment the nail polish collections.

And The Award For Best Smelling Shampoo and Conditioner Goes To 100% Pure

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100%25+pure+shampoo+and+conditioner And The Award For Best Smelling Shampoo and Conditioner Goes To 100% PureAnd the award for best-smelling shampoo and conditioner goes to 100% Pure.

[Applause]

Accepting on behalf of 100% Pure’s Honey Coconut Shampoo and Conditioner are the honey, coconut milk, vitamins, and other good-for-your-hair ingredients that are responsible for the products’ deeply moisturizing formulas. The 100% natural formulas are free of synthetic chemicals, artificial fragrances, chemical preservatives, sulfates, and other detergents that can strip or dehydrate hair. Instead, they’re jam-packed full of hydrating, strengthening ingredients and protective antioxidants.

The Honey Coconut Shampoo and Conditioner’s fragrance is sweetly tropical, with a hint of vanilla. Fans of the brand’s Organic Virgin Coconut Nourishing Body Cream will want to eat up these deliciously-scented new additions to the 100% Pure family of products.

The consistency of the shampoo is on the runny side; so be sure to shake it up before dispensing into your cupped palm. The conditioner, on the other hand, is thick and creamy; I liken it to the McDonald’s milkshakes that give you an aneurysm trying to suck them through a straw.

Both get the Spoiled Pretty seal of approval, for their ability to moisturize and soften tore up tresses.

100% Pure’s Honey Coconut Shampoo and Conditioner are available exclusively on QVC.com.

Ojon Tawaka Ancient Tribal Rejuvenating Cleanser and Conditioner Giveaway!

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ojon+Tawaka+Ancient+Tribal+Rejuvenating+Cleanser+and+Conditioner Ojon Tawaka Ancient Tribal Rejuvenating Cleanser and Conditioner Giveaway!As trees are budding and tulips are blooming, Ojon thinks it’s the perfect time to tell you a little bit about their favorite flower.

A key ingredient in Tawaka Ancient Tribal Rejuvenating Cleanser and Conditioner, Passion Flower oil is rich in vitamin C and calcium and has a high concentration of essential fatty acids, known for their ability to help hydrate and nourish dry hair. When combined with Ojon oil and the antioxidant-rich properties of rare Tawaka cacao, this unique duo cleanses and conditions hair, leaving it soft, silky and manageable.

Formulated without sulfates, colors or parabens, Tawaka Ancient Tribal Rejuvenating Cleanser and Conditioner work to combat springtime frizz and flyaways by restoring precious oils hair loses over time.

As April showers give way to beautiful May flowers, I’m teaming up with Ojon to spoil a few of you pretty. Three lucky winners will receive Tawaka Ancient Tribal Rejuvenating Cleanser and Conditioner (a $64 value)!

Tawaka Ancient Tribal Rejuvenating Cleanser is a a 98% natural, intensively moisturizing, antioxidant-rich and sulfate-free cleansing treatment for the face, body and hair. Formulated for all hair and skin types (particularly dry, damaged, aging skin and hair), this cleanser quickly and thoroughly absorbs into the skin and hair – helping to increase firmness, elasticity and vital hydration, leaving skin and hair feeling velvety-smooth with no oily residue.

Tawaka Ancient Tribal Rejuvenating Conditioner is a unique, in-shower hair, scalp and body conditioning treatment that quickly and thoroughly absorbs into the skin and hair. It helps increase firmness, elasticity and vital hydration, leaving skin and hair feeling velvety-smooth with no oily residue.

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Ojon Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, May 17th. Three winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, May 18th, 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.

Phone A Friend About REN Glycolactic Skin Renewal Peel Mask

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REN+glycolactic+skin+renewal+peel+mask Phone A Friend About REN Glycolactic Skin Renewal Peel MaskYou know you’ve hit the beauty jackpot when you can’t wait to call your mom/sister/BFF and tell her to put said product on her shopping list…which is exactly what I did after trying REN Glycolactic Skin Renewal Peel Mask, a facial treatment formulated to dramatically remove dead cells, smooth lines, and help prevent the appearance of spots and blackheads.

On Saturday, after Amber gushed about her blonde bombshell transformation (at the hands of master colorist, Jason Backe), I dished about my fab new skincare find.

After I slathered the citrus-scented mask on my mug and waited the requisite 10 minutes, I was a bit disappointed. Surely the fact that the peel wasn’t tingling, burning, or sizzling my skin meant that I would soon add this product to my ‘beauty busts’ list, right? Wrong.

After rinsing it off, my skin was soft, decongested and remarkably radiant; while Glycolactic Skin Renewal Peel Mask may gentle on the skin, it does a phenomenal job of bustin’ up stubborn blackheads. Post-peel, my complexion was so A-list celeb dewy, I didn’t recognize my own skin.

So if you suffer from dullness, fine lines and/or clogged pores, run out and get you some REN. And once you’ve used it and are thoroughly impressed (which I know you will be), spread the word and phone a friend.

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