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

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

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Carol’s Daughter At The Body & Soul Mother’s Day Event

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bodyandsoul cd Carol’s Daughter At The Body & Soul Mother’s Day Event
This Mother’s Day, let Carol’s Daughter take care of your body and soul with pampering products and an inspiring new book.

Author Amy Dubois Barnett will be appearing at the Carol’s Daughter flagship store in Harlem to sign copies of her new book, Get Yours: The Girlfriend’s Guide to Having Everything You’ve Ever Dreamed of and More. The former editor-in-chief of Teen People and Honey Magazine, Dubois Barnett is currently the deputy editor-in-chief at Harper’s Bazaar. She will be giving advice based on her book at the event for an empowering Mother’s Day.

While Get Yours gives you a spiritual boost, Carol’s Daughter products pamper you head to toe. Treat yourself to the Body & Soul gift set, an indulgent kit containing Rosemary Mint Shampoo, Black Vanilla Leave-In Conditioner, Almond Cookie Lotion and Almond Cookie Body Cleansing Gel.

Body & Soul Mother’s Day Event
May 11th, from 3pm-6pm
Carol’s Daughter Flagship Store in New York City
24 West 125th street (between Lenox and Fifth Avenue)
212.828.6757

Get The Royal Treatment at Molton Brown

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thequeen Get The Royal Treatment at Molton Brown
Molton Brown is celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s 82nd birthday on Monday, April 21st by holding champagne toasts every hour. For every $82 spent at any of the following Molton Brown emporias, each customer will receive a free gift in honor of her birthday.

davana moltonbrown Get The Royal Treatment at Molton Brown
While you’re there, load up on products from the Davana collection. The scent is deliciously intoxicating – and I love the tagline, “Spoil yourself in style.”

In addition, there will be raffles held at each emporium so every customer has the chance to win their own birthday gift from Molton Brown. God save the Queen!

Participating Molton Brown locations (click here for address & store hours):

Pennsylvania – King of Prussia Mall
(2nd level of the Plaza)
160 N. Gulph Road, Suite 2375
King of Prussia, PA 19406
610.337.3051

New York – Madison Avenue
515 Madison Avenue
(53rd Street, between Madison and Park)
New York, NY 10022
212.755.7194

New York – SoHo
128 Spring Street (between Greene and Wooster)
New York, NY 10012
212.965.1740

New York – Third Avenue
1098 Third Avenue (between 64th and 65th)
New York, NY 10021
212.744.6430

*Here’s an interesting tidbit I found on the official website of the British Monarchy: “Like The Queen, Prince Philip (her husband) is a great-great-grandchild of Queen Victoria.” Say what?!?!

Are You Ready For Prom, Philly Gals?

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I’m not really sure what the age demographics are for Spoiled Pretty…but if any of you are teenaged, or you have a daughter who is prepping for prom, this one is for you:

laundry+dress Are You Ready For Prom, Philly Gals?Dance Like A Star At Prom
Bloomingdale’s
Willow Grove Mall
Saturday, April 12, 2008
2-4pm, Dresses, Level 1

Come view the hottest looks in prom dresses. Enjoy informal modeling and a fashion presentation, mini makeovers from MAC Cosmetics, and have your hair done by Salon Fusion. Get great ideas for prom from florists H&D Design and Elegante’ Limo Service.

Enter to win prom prizes including:

*Prom flowers by H&D Design;
*Elegante’ Limo Service gift certificate; and
*Dance lessons for from Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Paoli, PA.

willowgrove Are You Ready For Prom, Philly Gals?Plus save 20% off any regularly priced dress on Saturday, April 12th.

For more information, please call 215.705.3487.

Bloomingdale’s makeup artists are available for your prom makeovers! Call 215.706.3569 to schedule an appointment.

Bloomingdale’s Willow Grove
2400 Moreland Road
Willow Grove, PA 19090

Youngblood Trunk Show At Henri Bendel

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youngblood Youngblood Trunk Show At Henri Bendel
Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics will be at Henri Bendel this week to premier their Spring 2008 Moroccan Collection. This is a great opportunity for to familiarize yourself with this line of luxe mineral cosmetics!

Indulge in a FREE forehead-to-chin Youngblood makeover by top Hollywood makeup artists and see for yourself why A-list celebs insist on this premier line of chic, healthy mineral cosmetics to get ready for their close-ups.

Plus, you’ll also get the opportunity to meet founder and creator Pauline Youngblood herself!

Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics
Hollywood Makeovers at Henri Bendel
Henri Bendel
712 Fifth Avenue at 56th Street
New York, NY
March 24-30, 2008
Hours: Mon – Sat, 10am-8pm; Sun, 12pm-7pm

For more information, please call 1.800.HBENDEL or visit ybskin.com.

Spring Events At A Blue Mercury Store Near You

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bm Spring Events At A Blue Mercury Store Near You
Over 280 fabulous spring events, from coast-to-coast, feature the latest in makeup and skincare from your favorite brands. From tips and tricks to technical solutions, Blue Mercury‘s spring events are the perfect way to kick off the season!

Click here to find a COMPLIMENTARY event near you.

Laura Mercier
Just Dreamy… Laura Mercier Lash Bar & Expert Makeover
Bright, shimmery eyes duos in fairytale, daydream and enchantment… Soft, pearlescent lips in bare tender, healthy and baby sheer shades complete an ethereal palette of soft icy pastels that is just dreamy. Expert makeup artists will show you how to capture the season’s hottest looks with Laura Mercier’s Dreamy Collection. For the ultimate impact, visit Laura’s Lash Extension Station and learn the latest tips and tricks on how to apply Laura’s new faux lash collection available in center, full and corner lash collections.

Trish McEvoy
Time for a Getaway… Resort Color Collection Makeover
Cool ocean breezes, warm peach sands, soft rays of sunshine… aah, a perfect time for an island getaway. Escape this Spring with a new look featuring Trish McEvoy’s Resort Color collection. Featuring shimmer shell and sand patina glaze shadows, barely there and naturally there lips and luminous quad bronzers inspired by the relaxed island lifestyle, Trish introduces a complete line to complement the season. Work with a Trish expert artist to update your Trish signature planner – or start fresh and learn all about Trish’s innovative makeup organization system. We all need a little getaway!

Bobbi Brown
Bobbi Brown Sexy Nude Makeover…Win a Private Champagne Party for you and 4 Friends
No one does nude quite like Bobbi! Ultra flattering, barely there shades for lips and eyes designed to look like you, only better. Buff, Nude, Bare and Naked – a beautiful range of the season’s hottest shades. Work with a Bobbi expert artist and learn how to achieve a natural, yet sophisticated look.

NARS
“Build Your Makeup Wardrobe” Expert Makeover Event
You have shoes for nearly every outfit… why should your makeup be any different. From NARS, the master of color, build a complete wardrobe of makeup to complement every look. NARS expert artists will work with you to better understand your taste and lifestyle and then customize a makeup solution tailored to you. From the basics to the latest and greatest color accessories – they’ve got the look covered!

Bliss
“The Youth As We Know It” Facial Event
Need a quick pick-me-up? Utilizing Bliss’s Youth product line, skincare experts will be conducting mini facials right in the store. Stop by on your lunch…or coffee break…for 30-minutes of pure Bliss.

Caudalie
Perfect…VinoPerfect Skincare Treatment
Grapeseeds contain an abundant supply of polyphenols – nature’s most powerful agent in combating free radicals. Caudalie has contained these polyphenols and developed an extensive line of skincare products that incorporate natural ingredients in fighting free radicals while promoting luminous and radiant skin. Enjoy a complimentary skincare treatment from a Caudalie expert. It’s perfect…VinoPerfect.

Darphin
Professional Facial Event featuring Darphin’s NEW! Intral and Clear White Products
Darphin’s unique approach to skincare combines technical solutions with the benefits of botanicals for inner and outer results. This April, Darphin launches their new Intral line geared to sensitive skin followed by a May launch Clear White, products ideal for brightening and correcting hyperpigmentations. Experience the latest in Darphin and receive a complimentary mini-facial from a Darphin expert.

Fresh
Fresh Brightening Event featuring NEW! Appleseed Brightening Exfoliant & Brightening Essence
Spring is in the air – it’s time to brighten up! Introducing, new from Fresh Skin-Face, two innovative products designed to brighten and improve overall skin clarity. Fresh skincare professionals will perform mini-facials using their highly-effective Appleseed Brightening Exfoliant and Essence to reveal a glowing complexion. Just in time for Summer!

MD Skincare
Mini Peel & Powerful Sun Protection Consultation
Are you plagued by dull, sallow skin and need a little pick-me-up this spring? Nothing a light peel can’t fix. MD Skincare specialist will conduct mini peels featuring their Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel. And always… Protect yourself from the damaging, aging effects of the sun. Sun Care has become an integral part of any skincare regimen… no matter what time of year. Work with a MD Skincare specialist to select the perfect sun care product for you and learn more about protecting your skin and reversing sun damage. It’s time to arm yourself, defend from the sun and retaliate against damage.

NV Perricone
Experience the Benefits of the Berry… Eye Focus Event
Banish puffiness, dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and reveal a brighter outlook. NV Perricone MD skincare experts will demonstrate the effectiveness of their New Advanced Eye Area Therapy and Ceramic Eye Smoother. And what’s a party without refreshments? N.V. Perricone MD will also be serving their signature Berry Power Drink with Acai – packed with high amounts of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories – a perfect cocktail for maintaining cell health.

Dermalogica
Face Mapping Event
Dermalogica understands that your skin’s texture and condition can vary by area. Face Mapping analyzes the entire face by evaluating each zone. Dermatologist expert skincare consultants will be on hand providing complementary analysis and solutions. Prep for summer… and pick up your favorite Dermalogica solar product and receive a great summer beach bag to kick off the season!

Molton Brown
A Fragrant Treat… Hand and Arm Massages
Featuring Molton Brown’s signature line of hand washes and moisturizing lotions, take a break and enjoy a mini hand and arm massage. Molton Brown’s luxurious collection fuses science with pure flowers, plants and marine extracts from around the world. The scents are so captivating you’ll want a different set in every powder room in the house.

Anthony Logistics
Receive a personalized skin care consultation from Anthony, founder of Anthony for Men.
Learn the latest tricks and tips to taking care of your skin… and how to get a super close shave!

Kiddie Cuts For A Cause

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matrix logo Kiddie Cuts For A Cause

Matrix is hosting their first “Give Big” Cut-A-Thon for local New York children (ages 10 & under) at the Matrix Global Academy in the West Village on Sunday, March 2nd. This event will help raise funds to support the Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric AIDS Foundation’s fight to prevent pediatric HIV infection and to eradicate pediatric AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment programs.

A team of 20 expert Matrix stylists will be on-hand to provide kiddie cuts and trims for a cash donation of $20. As part of Matrix’s commitment to help make pediatric AIDS a thing of the past and give children hope for a brighter future – the company will match all consumer donations and provide an additional $20 per haircut to the Foundation. And, participants will receive a FREE VIP MATRIX product gift bag with any kiddie haircut.

The fun part is that kids will be entertained before, during and after their haircuts at designated interactive play stations complete with balloon artists, face painters, books and toys for all ages. There will also be surprise celebrity guest appearances.

Limited appointments will be available throughout the day. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend.

Where:
Matrix Global Academy
435 Hudson Street (at Leroy St.), West Village
917.606.9500
Nearby subways: 1 to Houston Street or A,C,E,B,D,F,V to West 4th. Walk west towards Hudson Street

When:
Sunday, March 2nd
10AM – 4PM

Jersey Girls: Join Lancôme For An Evening of Fashion & Beauty

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ckane2 Jersey Girls: Join Lancôme For An Evening of Fashion & BeautyWant to experience what it’s like to be a Fashion Week model?

Lancôme invites you to get catwalk ready with Fashion Week and Celebrity Makeup Artist Extraordinaire Daniel Martin, Lancôme Spokesmodel Selena Breed, author of the acclaimed book “Violet on the Runway” Melissa Walker, and the Lancôme Backstage Makeup Team.

WHEN: Friday, February 1, 2008
TIME: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Lancôme – The Boutique
1200 Morris Turnpike
Short Hills, NJ 07078
RSVP: cschramke@lancome-usa.com
(Please include full name, phone number and that you are RSVPing for the New Jersey event)

There will be gift bags, mocktails and cupcakes! Oh my!
Enter to win a luxurious prize!

Be the first to…

Get your hands on limited edition Juicy Tubes created by hot London Fashion Designer Christopher Kane.*

Get the hottest beauty looks for spring, straight from the artists who worked backstage.

Receive a complimentary copy of “Violet by Design” and an official Lancôme Backstage t-shirt with any purchase of a limited edition Christopher Kane Juicy Tubes and a Lancôme Mascara.

*Please note that this will be the only time consumers will be able to get the Christopher Kane Juicy Tubes in advance. They will not be on counters until mid-March.

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