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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

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Kiss My Face Giveaway Winners!

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kiss+my+face+cleanser Kiss My Face Giveaway Winners!Congratulations to Shanescia Eddie and Tina Jett, winners of the Kiss My Face giveaway!

Shanescia and Tina have won the Kiss My Face Potent & Pure Facial Care system, which combines the latest scientific research with beneficial botanicals, vitamins, extracts and minerals. The line can be tailored to meet the needs of all skin types, including aging and acne prone skin.

Many thanks to Kiss My Face for sponsoring the contest.

Stay tuned for your next chance to get spoiled pretty!

ĕ∙sen∙cia by Samy Giveaway Winners!

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esencia ĕ∙sen∙cia by Samy Giveaway Winners!Congratulations to Molly Capel, Kathe Elwell and Jennifer Schroeder.

They will soon receive ĕ∙sen∙cia by Samy – the newest collection from Samy Salon Systems. This complete line of 100% vegan, natural and organic shampoos, conditioners and styling products is designed to indulge your tresses and senses.

Special thanks to Samy for sponsoring the giveaway!

If you didn’t win but still wanna get spoiled pretty, be sure to enter the latest contest – sponsored by Kiss My Face.

My Favorite Skin Care Products EVER: Amala

Posted on by daneen in Acne, Cleanser, Eco-friendly, Exfoliation, Holy Grail, Moisturizer, Scrub, Skin Care, Toner | 1 Comment
amala+skincare My Favorite Skin Care Products EVER: Amala

It’s really difficult to admit this, but I used to be very dismissive of natural and organic beauty products – particularly skin care. I used to believe that I needed to patronize products with harsh chemicals to get my problem skin to act like it had some sense. In fact, I would often joke that I didn’t care what damage a product did to my insides, as long as my outsides were looking good.

But I’ve done a complete 180 since discovering Amala, a luxurious collection of skin care and body care products with 100% natural formulas.

amala+purifying+moisturizer My Favorite Skin Care Products EVER: AmalaEarlier this month, I began testing Amala’s new Purify line – for Earth Day editorial consideration. Purify is a collection of products formulated for oily and acnegenic skin types. The products help control excess oil and shine, clear clogged pores, and prevent and heal blemishes and blackheads with treatments inspired by the healing plants and flowers of Eastern Asia.

So for three weeks, I’ve been religiously using the Purifying Gel Cleanser, Purifying Face Polish, Purifying Toner, and Purifying Moisturizer. And I have to say that besides feeling like I’m indulging in an extravagant spa treatment every time I use these citrus-scented products, my skin hasn’t looked this good in years.

My acne is now very mild, if not practically nonexistent. And my skin is so radiant that many of my friends have remarked about the drastic improvement in my complexion.

While Amala’s Purify price tag isn’t exactly recessionista-friendly (products range from $30 to $136), these products are, in my expert opinion, an absolute steal for the results you’ll see.

I am so enamored with the Purify line that I want to tell every person I meet about this brand. I would gladly be the company’s spokesperson and do commercials – because I feel so strongly about how the treatments have transformed my skin. Hell, I’d do it for free…in exchange for a lifetime supply of this stuff.

Amala is available at Barneys New York and amalabeauty.com.

The Mother (Earth) of Green Giveaways Winner Announced

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kaia+cleansing+cloths The Mother (Earth) of Green Giveaways Winner AnnouncedCongrats to Vanessa Mehal, winner of the Mother (Earth) of Green Giveaways! Vanessa has won some of my personal natural and eco-friendly faves, which I gabbed about on the NBC 10! Show last week.

Lucky Vanessa is about to get spoiled pretty by:

John Masters Organics Blood Orange & Vanilla Body Wash and Body Milk, Cargo PlantLove 100% Natural Origin Baked Illuminator, Kaia 3-in-1 Sustainable Bamboo Cleansing Cloths, Tarte Be Good To Your Mother (Earth) Tote Set, and Zoya Ooh-La-La and La-Di-Da Nail Polish Collections.

Many thanks to the sponsors for generously donating products for this contest. Vanessa and I thank you!

Don’t miss out on other chances to get spoiled pretty with free beauty booty. Click here for more opportunities to win!

Kiss My Face Giveaway

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kiss+my+face+cleanser Kiss My Face GiveawayGoing green shouldn’t be a fad that is forgotten when Earth Week comes to an end. So, moving forward, I intend to highlight the best natural, organic, and eco-friendly beauty products, year-round.

This week, Spoiled Pretty has teamed up with Kiss My Face for a green giveaway.

The Kiss My Face Potent & Pure Facial Care system combines the latest scientific research with beneficial botanicals, vitamins, extracts and minerals. The line can be tailored to meet the needs of all skin types, including aging and acne prone skin.

The Potent & Pure products cleanse, treat & moisturize skin, and the line’s packaging is comprised of 65% post consumer corrugate & produced in a facility that utilizes wind power and water soluble inks. Kiss My Face has eliminated paper leaflets in their Potent & Pure system. Instead of the traditional “how-to” with leaflets, Kiss My Face created video tutorials on the system with real Kiss My Face fans.

potent+and+pure+chart Kiss My Face Giveaway

Two readers will win the entire Potent & Pure organic skincare system. Winners will be able to choose between Normal/Dry and Normal/Oily systems.

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name, mailing address, and skin type (Normal/Dry or Normal/Oily). The subject line should read “Kiss My Face Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, May 3rd. Two winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, May 4th, 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.


Winner of the E.C.O. Sunglasses Giveaway

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eco+sunglasses Winner of the E.C.O. Sunglasses Giveaway

Congrats to Sarah Zvolanek, winner of the E.C.O. Sunglasses giveaway. Sarah will receive the first ever sunglasses with material made from 100% renewable origin!

Many thanks to Dragon, for sponsoring this eco-conscious contest. Click here to check out their line of sunglasses, goggles and unique eyewear.

There is still time to enter the other Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman Week giveaways. Click here to enter!

If You Are What You Eat…

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josie+maran+plumping+lip+gloss If You Are What You Eat...
If you are what you eat, then I guess you can call me Josie Maran Plumping Lip Gloss. Instead of irritants or stimulants which cause lips to temporarily swell, this gloss relies on gentle but effective marine collagen to pump-up pouts for lasting results. Available in six shimmery shades (if you buy one, make it Freedom – a sheer golden rose), Josie Maran Plumping Lip Gloss has a dulce de leche flavor that’s lip smacking delicious!

Every time I put it on, I get the urge to just lick it all off. And when I do (which is quite often), I don’t have to worry about what I‘m ingesting – because the gloss is formulated with organic and natural ingredients (including Josie’s signature ingredient, 100% pure organic Argan oil) and doesn’t contain parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrance, or phthalates.

Josie Maran Plumping Lip Gloss is available at select Sephora stores, sephora.com and josiemarancosmetics.com.

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