Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream Review


You know how awesome BB creams are for your face? Well, the geniuses at Jergens have harnessed the power of BB and infused it into a lotion for your body. Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream promises flawless-looking skin with 5 visible benefits in just 5 days.  But does it deliver? Watch the video to find out...   Disclosure: This post was CONTINUE READING

Laura Mercier Sale at Gilt.com


As a huge fan of Laura Mercier (I swear by the foundation primer and tinted moisturizer), I was so excited to see that Gilt.com has a nice assortment of beauty products currently on sale. There's everything from sophisticated nail polish colors and soft mineral blush to lip glaze palettes and pencil sets to create an alluring smoky eye. Oh, and CONTINUE READING

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Cover April Issue of Vogue


Welp, folks, it looks like Kanye finally wore Anna Wintour down and got his baby mama a coveted Vogue cover. So the rumors were true. There was buzz a few months back that Kim would cover the fashion bible, but then everyone assumed it would be a foreign Vogue - given Anna's alleged aversion to all things Kardashian. I CONTINUE READING

10 Beauty Products to Get You Through the Flu


Hey Guys! As you all know the weather lately has been terrible and most of us have been getting all kinds of horrible colds and the flu, as a result. This is very personal for me because I work in retail and it seems like I get one disease after the other with all of my customers constantly sneezing CONTINUE READING

OPI and Coca-Cola Partnering on Summer Nail Polish Collection


OPI is collaborating with The Coca-Cola Company this summer. Several of the The Coca-Cola Company’s most recognized brands – including Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Cherry Coke, Vanilla Coke, Sprite and Fanta – will be the inspiration for a line of OPI limited edition nail lacquers that will launch internationally in June 2014. “As the global leader in the professional CONTINUE READING

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New York Fashion Week: Bodkin, Fall 2009

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On Monday, I traveled to The Horticultural Society in NYC to report from backstage at Bodkin, a still relatively green collection – designed in accordance with principles of sustainability in materials and production methods. For the Fall 2009 line, Bodkin found a natural partner in Aveda, a brand that strives to set an example for environmental leadership and responsibility – not just in the world of beauty, but around the world.

 New York Fashion Week: Bodkin, Fall 2009I had an opportunity to speak with John Reyman, lead hairstylist for Aveda, about the inspiration and seasonal trends.

“The idea was a little bed-heady…a little like a girl has been outside all day and her hair is a little wind-blown, but at the same time very healthy and very well taken care of. It looks shiny and it looks glossy, but it doesn’t look overworked or overdone. Like she cares but she doesn’t care too much – so kind of that balance. So the idea was we just put a very loose, loose wave in there with some Volumizing Tonic and then we finished it, actually, with the men’s grooming cream to give it a little bit of texture and some shine.”

For Fall 2009, John said, “A lot of people are putting ponytails in the hair. I think we’re really seeing cleaner hair. The last couple of seasons, we’ve seen really textured, really frizzy, really fuzzy hair…almost like the girl didn’t care at all. And I think as the economy sort of changes, people want to look and feel more put-together – and so the hairstyles are really reflecting that…a little cleaner, a little more refined.”

 New York Fashion Week: Bodkin, Fall 2009
Andrea Harrison, lead makeup artist for Aveda described the Bodkin Fall 2009 look as really simple and pretty. “She’s so naturally gorgeous. She really has been running around all day…with cold, flushed pretty cheeks. No powder on her skin. Just a very healthy, very natural kinda dewy skin. On the eyes, there’s a light, shimmer. You can really see the skin through it. It’s our Moonstone shimmer, and it’s nice and really smooth. Black mascara just on the top lashes. Just a polished brow which is just really lightly filled in…nothing that you would really look at and say, ‘Oh, that’s hard.’ And Berry Lip Tint on the lips, so it’s very fresh – again, like she’s just been running around. Just an easy look that anybody could duplicate quickly. It would be great for young girls, older, anybody.”

 New York Fashion Week: Bodkin, Fall 2009When asked about key trends for Fall 2009, Andrea said, “One thing that you’re seeing everywhere is that the models are all growing out their eyebrows. It seems like another popular trend is, instead of, a smoky eye and a dark lip – you just see one feature that they’ve picked to focus on. Whether it’s eyebrows or just cheeks or just mascara or just lips. So instead of having the full complicated look. So it would be great for everybody. Good for the average woman to pick their favorite feature.”

 New York Fashion Week: Bodkin, Fall 2009Before concluding the interview, I asked Andrea to name three Aveda products that every women should have in her beauty arsenal. “One thing is for certain when it comes to makeup…the key to good makeup is beautiful skin. So you always want to make sure that you’re using great skin products. I personally love our Tourmaline Charged Hydrating Creme. I use that on every model before a photo shoot or runway just because you can always add powder if you feel like it’s too much, but it really just makes the makeup go on beautifully. The other thing is mascara…to me, it can make a look that on it’s own. Sometimes you don’t need to anything else. And skin…I really see that being a trend. I love our Tinted Moisturizer; it’s got SPF 15 in it and it’s nice because you can still the skin underneath it. So anybody can wear it easily. Just make sure you match your skin tone. It’s nice and sheer, so everybody can find their skin tone easily.”

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100% Pure Kids Line at Bath & Body Works

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100+percent+pure+kids 100% Pure Kids Line at Bath & Body Works
One of my new favorite brands, 100% Pure, has a new line for the kiddies. Sold exclusively at bathandbodyworks.com, products include 2-in-1 Hair & Body Foam, Body Cream and Bubble Bath in yummy scents like Strawberry Ice Cream.

The line is made from the highest quality, organic, all-natural ingredients to give skin all the nourishment it needs; no synthetic chemicals, harsh detergents, artificial fragrances, toxic preservatives or any other harmful ingredients that can irritate sensitive skin are used.

And because the future belongs to the children, all 100% Pure Organic Kids formulas are biodegradable, feature labels printed with soy ink, and come in recyclable packaging made mostly from post-consumer recycled plastic, glass or aluminum. Plus, the entire collection is vegan, natural and food-based, with no ingredients or products that are tested on animals.

For my review of 100% Pure’s adult offerings, click here.

Nail Polish You And Your Man Can Enjoy

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 Nail Polish You And Your Man Can Enjoy
For years, I have been blaming Mr. Spoiled Pretty for my raggedy looking nails. I’m too scatterbrained and busy to schedule regular manicures. And whenever I pull out the polish stockpile, Graham makes this face that translates to, “If you care about my brain cells, you’ll put away the polish.”

Most times Graham makes this face, I begrudgingly return the polishes to their hideaway beneath the bathroom sink…not because I’m really concerned about his brain cells (he’s really smart, so he has some to spare). Really, it’s so that I don’t have to hear him yammer on about the caustic smell of the fumes – and how women do such ridiculous things in the name of beauty.

Well, I’m tickled (perfect) pink to report that Sula Beauty has answered my nail polish prayers.

Sula’s collection of non-toxic Nail Colours don’t smell like traditional polishes. In fact, they don’t really smell like anything at all – unless you place the bottle under your nose and take a whiff. And even then, the scent is barely noticeable. Another treat – the polishes are specially designed to be worn with whimsy. The water-based formula can be peeled off in one clean sweep – no harsh polish remover required; which means no funny faces or lip from Mr. Spoiled Pretty when it comes time to take it off. For longer wear, simply apply a protective clear top and base coat.

 Nail Polish You And Your Man Can EnjoySula Nail Colour is available in Perfect Pink, Crimson Red, Champagne Coral and Modern Mauve.

I’m crossing my manicured fingers that Sula adds more colors to the collection.

Burt’s Bees Giveaway Winner – Is It You?

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Congratulations to Trinh Loi, winner of the Burt’s Bees Giveaway. Lucky Trinh is the new owner of three naturally fabulous gift sets: Overnight Bee-Uty Bag, Mint Medley Gift, and Radiance Gift.

Thanks to Burt’s Bees for sponsoring the giveaway! And stay tuned for your next chance to get Spoiled Pretty!

Don’t Forget: Spoiled Pretty Has Two Giveaways This Week!

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burts bees radiance gift Dont Forget: Spoiled Pretty Has Two Giveaways This Week!

verawanglook Dont Forget: Spoiled Pretty Has Two Giveaways This Week!Spoiled Pretty has two giveaways this week…so consider this a gentle reminder.

Enter to win Burt’s Bees Overnight Bee-Uty Bag, Mint Medley Gift and Radiance Gift.

And Spoiled Pretty is also giving away three 1 oz bottles of Look, Vera Wang’s latest fragrance!

I wouldn’t want for you to miss out. Good luck!

Spoiling You Pretty Just Comes Naturally: Burt’s Bees Giveaway!

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Happy Monday! If you’re a regular reader, you know that spoiling y’all pretty just comes naturally to me. So for consistency’s sake, I’ve teamed up with Burt’s Bees – to give you the gift of well-being for a prosperous and joyful holiday season and new year.

One lucky reader will receive:

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Overnight Bee-Uty Bag
Sized for easy packing, this kit is the perfect gift for your favorite travelers. It ensures they’ll have all the naturally beautifying products they need to get their morning routine off to the right start wherever their travels take them. The kit contains Beeswax Lip Balm, Replenishing Pomegranate Lip Balm, Naturally Nourishing Milk & Honey Lotion, Peach & Willowbark Deep Pore Scrub, Coconut Foot Crème, and Lemon Butter Cuticle Crème.

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Mint Medley Gift
Candy canes aren’t the only minty treats this holiday season. Tingly, invigorating peppermint makes this collection a favorite for the holiday season and beyond. With minty natural lip balms, washes and lotions, it’s a sweet gift for anyone on your list. The kit contains Beeswax Lip Balm tube, Beeswax Lip Balm tin, Fabulously Fresh Body Bar, Spearmint & Lime Body Wash, Peppermint Foot Lotion, and Peppermint tin.

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Radiance Gift
Packed with moisturizing royal jelly, this collection of natural skin care products is designed to give her a glow all over. From waking up to renewed radiance in the morning to shimmering at night, this natural gift will keep her skin’s natural glow going all day long. The kit contains Radiance lip Shimmer, Radiance Day Crème, Radiance Night Crème, Radiance Body Wash, Radiance Body Lotion, and Bamboo Puff.

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. The subject line should read “Burt’s Bees Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, December 21st. One winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, December 22nd, 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. and Canadian residents only. Good luck!

100% Pure Amuse Bouche Leaves Me Craving More

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 100% Pure Amuse Bouche Leaves Me Craving More
If you’re a foodie and/or a fan of Bravo’s Top Chef, you’re likely familiar with the term amuse-bouche. An amuse-bouche is a single, bite-sized hors d’œuvre – served to excite the taste buds, to both prepare the guest for the meal and to offer a glimpse into the chef’s approach to cooking.

This culinary expression was the first thing that came to mind when 100% Pure sent me some one-use samples of their products. I fell hard and fast for the Organic Virgin Coconut Nourishing Body Cream, which worked wonders on my desiccated skin. The scent is so yummy fantastic that I thought to myself, “the world would be a better place if everything smelled exactly like this.” Even Mama Spoiled Pretty, who complains that my favorite scents are too cloying, said that Organic Virgin Coconut Nourishing Body Cream smells good enough to eat. Ironically, it doesn’t remind me, at all, of coconut…fresh baked oatmeal cookies is more accurate. Mr. Spoiled Pretty thinks it smells just like “buttery rolls, right out of the oven.”

organic+virgin+coconut 100% Pure Amuse Bouche Leaves Me Craving MoreCoconut milk cream, cocoa butter, vitamins, softening fruit oils, and organic virgin coconut oil sink into skin – softening and hydrating the hell outta your hide. But you know what’s not seeping into your pores? Icky ish like artificial fragrances, synthetic chemicals, toxic preservatives, petro-chemicals or any other toxins. 100% Pure is just that…finally, you can understand the label without needing a pesky medical degree.

So where was I going with this review? Oh, yes…amuse-bouche. The tiny packet of luxurious lotion left me wanting more – a full-sized bottle of the Organic Virgin Coconut Nourishing Body Cream, accompanied by the Organic Virgin Coconut Shower Gel and Body Scrub, specifically. I’m looking forward to future explorations of this brand, and I enthusiastically encourage you to do the same.

100% Pure products are available at QVC, Beauty.com, Bath & Body Works, and 100percentpure.com.



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