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

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Attention Philly Gals: MAC Master Makeup Class on October 17!

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 Attention Philly Gals: MAC Master Makeup Class on October 17!On Saturday, October 17th, MAC Bloomingdale’s at the Willow Grove Mall is having a special Studio Talk Seminar. MAC makeup artists will be teaching participants how to achieve four hot trends for fall.

It’s a intermediate to advanced level Makeup Master Class and will be held at Bloomingdale’s in a private location, where there will be refreshments. There will be MAC makeup and tools supplied for you to use, and there will be new tips and techniques for you to learn in a fun and creative atmosphere.

mac+master+class+work+station Attention Philly Gals: MAC Master Makeup Class on October 17!

I had the opportunity to attend one of these seminars in April, and it was the most fun I’ve ever had putting on makeup. I learned some amazing techniques that I now employ almost daily. Plus, I left the seminar looking like a million bucks.

Classes will be held at 11am & 4pm, and it is a $55 pre-pay in the form of a gift card – which you use afterward the seminar, toward the purchase of products (so the class is basically free).

I will be attending the 4pm seminar, so maybe I’ll see you there?

If you are interested in attending, call my girls at the MAC counter to reserve your seat. And be sure to tell them that Spoiled Pretty sent you.

Bloomingdale’s Willow Grove
2400 W. Moreland Road
Willow Grove, PA 19090
215.706.3569

Clinique’s Fresh Faces Tour

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Clinique is on a national tour to find fresh faces. Will you be one of them?

clinique+fresh+faces+1 Cliniques Fresh Faces TourThe Clinique Mobile Beauty Studio (not your average big rig!) is traveling across the country, providing young women with the opportunity to experience star treatment.

Have your makeup and hair done by beauty experts and leave with your own professional headshot! Enter your best pic in the Clinique Fresh Faces Contest for a chance to win.

Shop your favorite Clinique products while a DJ spins the hottest tunes. You can even score some free Clinique treats!

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Visit cliniquefreshfaces.com for tour stops, times and event details.

Photo Credit: WireImage.com

For My Philly Peeps: Calling All Savvy Shoppers…

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cashman+and+associates+girls+day+out For My Philly Peeps: Calling All Savvy Shoppers...

You loved Girls’ Day Out this past spring, now Cashman & Associates invites you to a Shopping Day Out with even more women’s, men’s, children’s and home items on sale!

Come to the Loews Philadelphia Hotel on Sunday, September 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to shop for bargains from your favorite local boutiques under one roof! Find reduced prices on current styles and great discounts on new fall collections!

Featured shops and brands include: Avon Optical, BS Shirt, J. Karma, Jack & Jill, Jing Ai Skincare, Monalda 4, Nicole Miller, Omega Optical, Pileggi Boutique, Per Lei Boutique, Petulia’s Folly, South Moon Under, State of Grace, Susanna’s Selections, Tony and more!!!

Admission is free – save your money for shopping! Cash and checks are preferred; some retailers will accept credit cards.

Please bring a gently used accessory or an unopened beauty product to benefit Career Wardrobe.

The first 50 shoppers to RSVP and attend receive a deluxe gift bag!

The Loews Hotel
1200 Market Street
Millennium Ballroom

RSVP to Cashman & Associates 215.627.1082 ext. 8 or visit cashmanandassociates.com.

OK! Magazine Party Celebrates Kim Kardashian, New Contributing Beauty Editor

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kim+kardashian+ok+launch+party OK! Magazine Party Celebrates Kim Kardashian, New Contributing Beauty EditorZipping between backstage at New York Fashion Week shows is always a treat, but the biggest thrill of my recent trip was OK! Magazine‘s star-studded fete (Perez Hilton and Kelly Rowland made cameos) to celebrate the addition of new Contributing Beauty Editor, Kim Kardashian.

I couldn’t believe my luck when the opportunity to attend presented itself, and I found myself shaking when Amber and I arrived at The Griffin at the exact moment Kim took her spot on the red carpet.

Kim looked resplendent in a Badgley Mischka gown. Her flawless face was the handiwork of her makeup artist, and my beauty buddy, Mario Dedivanovic.

Hairstylist Rolondo, who I interviewed the following day (stay tuned for that video), created a 40′s finger-waved do.

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Mario and Me

After Kim thanked the crowd, lady luck smiled on Amber and me, and we found a place to sit and Tweet our good fortune.

daneen+baird+amber+katz+kim+kardashian+party OK! Magazine Party Celebrates Kim Kardashian, New Contributing Beauty Editor
Amber and I (in my gorge Ann Taylor LBD) strike a pose

Midway through the party, as we noshed on mini pink cupcakes, the tragic news broke that the world had lost the incomparable Patrick Swayze. The DJ seamlessly transitioned from current jams into a Dirty Dancing medley. Though the shindig ended on a meloncholy note, I had the time of my life…and I owe it all to you oo oooo, Miss Kim.

For more Kim Kardashian news, beauty and makeup tips, click here.

Photo: kimkardashian.celebuzz.com

New York Fashion Week: Beauty Blogger Tweet-Up

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Beauty+Blogger+Extravaganza New York Fashion Week: Beauty Blogger Tweet Up

On Saturday, I attended a beauty blogger tweet-up at the W Hotel in NYC, organized by Lianne Farbes (of The Makeup Girl) and Paul Baranda (of beyond Beyond Beauty Basics). Party sponsors included Caress, Suave, Pond’s, Q-tips, Degree Women, Ted Gibson, crazylibellule and the poppies, and FragranceNet.com.

Covering hair and makeup backstage at the Fashion Week shows is always exciting, but I must admit that my favorite Fashion Week experiences involve meeting new bloggers and catching up with old friends.

Adina Zilberman Ted Gibson Anne Fritz TheJetSetGirls Eileen Dautruche MissWhoeverYouAre Amy New York Fashion Week: Beauty Blogger Tweet Up

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Paul+Roselyn+Heather+Andrea New York Fashion Week: Beauty Blogger Tweet Up

Michelle+Mismas+(AllLacqueredUp),+Teri+Cosenzi+(BeautifulMakeupSearch) New York Fashion Week: Beauty Blogger Tweet Up

Camilla+Danpour,+Del+(BeauteGuru) New York Fashion Week: Beauty Blogger Tweet Up Felicia+Walker+Benson+(ThisThatBeauty),+Lianne+Farbes+(TheMakeupGirl) New York Fashion Week: Beauty Blogger Tweet Up

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Photos: Nathan Bush/DailyMakeover.com and Ron Llamas/Beyond Beauty Basics

#NYFW

Carol’s Daughter Opens Ninth Store In Atlanta

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The opening of the much awaited ninth Carol’s Daughter store at the Lenox Mall in Atlanta is this weekend. So if you’re in or near Hotlanta, be sure to check out the festivities.

lisa+price+carols+daughter Carols Daughter Opens Ninth Store In AtlantaThe line up includes:

Saturday, August 22nd
Noon – 7 pm
A Mobile Beauty Lounge will allow the public to meet Lisa Price and experience Carol’s Daughter mini treatments (hair, nails and massage). Each guest will receive a 10% discount coupon to shop for the products used in their mini-treatment.

Sunday, August 23rd
Noon
The public is invited into the Carol’s Daughter store for a chance to shop and for a celebrity signing.

Carol’s Daughter at Lenox Square Mall
3393 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
404.846.2663

Free Hair Workshops at ULTA Locations Nationwide

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ulta+salon Free Hair Workshops at ULTA Locations NationwideSummer is a time for barbeques, beaches and poolside cocktails, not a time to worry about frizzy, flat or unmanageable hair.

Now, ULTA stores nationwide are stepping in to help women reinvent their coifs during these hot and hazy summer months.

The Salon at ULTA’s pro Designers will host a series of free workshops demonstrating the techniques women need to know to create salon styles at home.

Choose from two customized workshops…

Turn Up the Volume: Learn quick tricks to create maximum volume, boost and body.

Workshop Schedule:
Saturday, July 11th – 10:00am-Noon
Sunday, July 12th – 11:00am-1:00pm
Saturday, July 18th – 10:00am-Noon

Tame Your Mane: Learn industry secrets to help you gain control of even the wildest head of hair.

Workshop Schedule:
Sunday, July 19th – 11:00am-1:00pm
Saturday, July 25th – 10:00am-Noon
Sunday, July 26th – 11:00am-1:00pm
Saturday, August 1st – 10:00am-Noon

Pre-book your appointment today for a free one-on-one consultation with a Salon Designer to receive personalized tips. First-time guests also can take advantage of 30% off Hair Color or a $30 Signature Cut at the Salon. Walk-ins are always welcome, but only those with reservations will be guaranteed a seat for this event. To book an appointment call 1.800.968.5823 or visit ulta.com to find a location near you.

Can’t Get to ULTA? Tracy Guthrie, ULTA’s Manager of Salon Training, shares how to get the look at home:

Turn Up the Volume
* Wash hair with a volumizing shampoo and conditioner to add density to the hair shaft.
* Comb hair with a wide tooth comb to eliminate frizz.
* Apply a volume enhancing styling product from roots to ends.
* Blow dry with a round brush for fine straight hair or paddle brush for thick curly hair.
* Lift hair up from the scalp to create height.
* Finish your blow out with a frizz fighting blast of cold air.
* Back comb hair at the crown and around the temples.
* Smooth the top layer of hair over the teased portion with a dollop of finishing serum.
* Use a large-barrel curling iron on 2-inch section of hair from the chin down to add big curls to the bottom.
* Set your style with a volumizing hairspray

Tame Your Mane
* Wash hair with a smoothing shampoo and conditioner.
* Comb out hair with a wide tooth comb to eliminate frizz.
* Apply a smoothing cream mixed with a drop of shine serum onto damp hair.
* Blow dry hair until 80% dry.
* Use clips to section hair to complete the blow out.
* Pull small sections straight with a paddle brush and direct heat from the blow dryer until completely dry.
* Apply a heat protective styling spray on dry hair and smooth with a flat iron.
* Tame fly aways and add shine with shine spray or serum.

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