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

Dermadoctor Physical Chemistry


One of my all-time favorite products is Dermadoctor KP Duty, a dual action body exfoliator that combines the benefits of a chemical peel and microdermabrasion. It was developed to treat chicken skin - those little red bumps that many people get on their upper arms. But, for years, I've been using it to exfoliate my legs pre-shave.  There's really no body exfoliator CONTINUE READING

Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Collection


I'm a huge fan of Quentin Tarantino and Pulp Fiction is one of my top 3 movies of all time (the others being The Sound of Music and The Godfather, Part II). Urban Decay is one of my top 3 beauty brands so I just about lost my mind when I heard about their limited-edition Pulp Fiction collection, which CONTINUE READING

Event

Atlantic City ‘Girls Night Out’ at The Pier Shops at Caesars: May 21st

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cashman+and+associates+girls+night+out+atlantic+city Atlantic City Girls Night Out at The Pier Shops at Caesars: May 21stThe Pier Shops at Caesars introduces a special event, Girls Night Out, on Thursday, May 21, where guests will experience hot deals and cool cocktails from 7pm to 9pm. Kick-off the summer season at the only event where you can find chic fashions at amazing prices, sip complimentary cocktails and sample exclusive new products – all under one roof! With almost a dozen participating stores and retailers, guests will have the chance to indulge in all areas of fashion, jewelry, beauty and makeup. The event is FREE and the first 200 people will receive a complimentary beach bag filled with goodies.

Guests must RSVP to: Cashman & Associates or 215.627.1082 ext. 1

Some fashion highlights at Girls Night Out include:

SIP & SWIM at Tommy Bahama where ladies will receive professional assistance in selecting a swimsuit style that best fits their body type, lifestyle and needs. As an added bonus, guests will preview the new women’s sportswear collection four days before it is launched to the rest of the nation! Phillips Seafood will provide tasty treats from the sea and seasonal cocktails, making guests feel like they are on a tropical island. Tommy Bahama will also provide $25 off a purchase of $100 to all attendees!

SCOOP NYC will offer a special denim fitting to help Girls Night Out participants find the perfect pair of jeans for their body type. Guests will also receive an exclusive 10% off discount card that can be used that night as well as the entire rest of the weekend.

For jewelry lovers, Tiffany & Co. will host Unlock Your Fashion, launching their new collection, “Keys,” while guests sip on champagne and nibble on signature Tiffany blue petit fours. Girls Night Out participants will also be entered in a drawing for the chance to win one of the new Key pendants.

Learn about the hottest summer trends at Cos Bar and get a jump-start on summer with sun care and bronzers that give a golden glow. Ladies will also receive a complimentary consultation with a Chanel make-up artist and skincare specialist. Join them to learn application tips and techniques on bronzing, highlighting and how to get smoky, bronze eyes and sexy lips. Cos Bar will offer a gift with purchase and refreshing, healthy and delicious treats.

Stop by L’Occitane for a French journey with a Night en Provence and experience their many fragrances, body and skin care products. Enjoy French spritzers, fudge, chocolate-covered strawberries as well as 10% off of purchases.

M.A.C. Cosmetics will feature personal consultations by their very own professional make-up artists and will offer guests light snacks and refreshments.

Eleganza will feature a Catherine Malandrino trunk show with guests previewing the pre-fall collection, and a fashion presentation of the current spring/summer collections. A Catherine Malandrino bangle bracelet will be given with each Catherine Maladrino purchase. Eleganza will also host a raffle for a $100.00 Gift Card to be used at Eleganza.

After getting their fill of shopping and beauty, guests can head up to any one of The Pier Shops’ seven restaurants and grab a bite to eat or enjoy select drink specials including $5 cocktails, $4 wines, and $3 beers including: Buddakan, The Continental, Game On!, Phillips Seafood, Sonsie, Souzai Sushi and Sake, and The Trinity Irish Pub and Carvery.

Additional retailers offering special deals that night include Banana Republic, Michal Negrin, and Betsey Johnson.

Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale May 6-10 in NYC!

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rebecca+minkoff+sample+sale Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale May 6 10 in NYC!

MAC Master Class: The Most Fun I’ve Ever Had Putting On Makeup

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mac+master+class+face+charts MAC Master Class: The Most Fun Ive Ever Had Putting On MakeupLast weekend, I had the pleasure of participating in a MAC Master Class at Bloomingdale’s in the Willow Grove Mall. In this interactive seminar, participants were taught how to replicate on-trend looks, using the products and techniques employed my MAC pro artists.

After 30+ beauty-obsessed ladies (and one hilarious dude) took our seats at work stations – which were equipped with mirrors, a set of brushes and a plethora of products – MAC pro artists Will and Jocelyn introduced themselves and we got down to biznass.

Will announced that he would be demonstrating the “club zone” look, complete with a peacock blue eye and Bordeaux gloss. Then Jocelyn informed us that she would be leading the “bridal/wedding” look tutorial. Will and Jocelyn explained that we should pick a preferred look – as they would be walking us through the steps, and demonstrating techniques on models. Since I had plans to meet Mr. Spoiled Pretty for a casual dinner later that evening (and I didn’t want to look like a tranny hooker at my neighborhood brasserie), I chose to follow Jocelyn’s lead.

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During the two hour tutorial, a handful of MAC makeup artists walked around, assisting participants and helping us choose the most flattering makeup shades. One of the artists, Dana, was especially helpful and introduced me to some of my new MAC faves.

The Master Class only cost $50, which you end up getting back (in the form of a MAC gift card) at the end of the seminar. So basically, the class ends up being free…and you go home with a whole bunch of new goodies to help hone your mad makeup skills. Next time MAC organizes a Master Class is my neck of the woods, I’ll be there. Perhaps I’ll see you there too?

Here’s the abridged breakdown of the bridal look:

1) Spritz face with Fix +
2) Moisturize skin with Studio Moisture Fix.
3) Prep the skin with Prep + Prime Skin.
4) Fill in brows with Eye Shadow, using the 266 Small Angle Brush
5) Apply Paint Pot in Bare Study to eyelid, from lash line to brow bone, using the 242 Shader Brush.
6) Using the same brush, apply Eye Shadow in Shroom to entire lid.
7) Apply Eye Shadow in Cork to the crease, using the 217 Blending Brush**; start at the outer corner and work the product inward, moving the brush in small circles to deposit color.
8) Using the same brush, apply Eye Shadow in Embark to the crease; start at the outer corner and work the product inward, moving the brush in small circles to deposit color – but stop at the middle of the lid, so that the color is concentrated on the outer half of the eye.
9) With the 266 Small Angle Brush, apply Embark Eye Shadow to lower lash line.
10) Use the same brush to line the upper lash line with Fluidline in Blacktrack*.
11) Apply Select Moisturecover concealer to nose, under eyes and above brows – and blend into skin using the 190 Foundation Brush.
12) Mix small amount of Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation* with a few drops of Stobe Liquid* (for a dewy finish) and apply to parts of the face where you did not use concealer (forehead, cheeks, chin and jawline) using the 188 Small Duo Fibre Face Brush*.
13) Using the same brush, set fondation with Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation/Loose.
14) Choose a Powder Blush shade that is similar to your own complexion; I used Harmony. Use the 129 Powder/Blush Brush to contour under the cheekbones. To avoid a line that looks too harsh, imagine a line that runs from the middle of your ear to the corner of your mouth…then apply the blush half-way, from the ear to the middle of the cheek.
15) Using the same brush, apply Powder Blush (in a shade that gives a subtle pop of color) to the apples of cheeks; I used Cubic.
16) Apply Prep + Prime Lip to your lips.
17) Line lips in Spice Lip Pencil.
18) Apply Viva Glam V Lipstick, then top it off with Dazzleglass in Baby Sparks*.
19) Coat upper lashes in Dazzle Lash Mascara.
20) Choose a pair of false lashes* and measure them against your eyes. If they are too long, cut to desired length. Apply Duo Adhesive* and allow glue to get a little tacky before positioning lashes as close as you possibly can to natural lash line.

* must-haves for your makeup toolkit!
** if you’re on a tight beauty budget, just buy the 217 Blender Brush (a very wise investment).

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Will demonstrating the “club zone” look
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Dana, me and Jocelyn

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Completed look, in natural light (I did this all by myself!!!)

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Completed look, in artificial light

NARS Event at Henri Bendel: April 14-20, 2009

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nars+summer+2009 NARS Event at Henri Bendel: April 14 20, 2009Henri Bendel
712 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10019

April 14 – 20, 2009
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

NARS‘ talented team of eight makeup artists will be on hand to introduce new looks for summer 2009. The team will offer mini-makeovers with the new Summer collection. Complimentary samples of NARS foundation will be available with each consultation.

Call for an appointment: NARS counter 212.904.7954.

Beauty Insider Event Tomorrow at All Sephora Locations

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sephora+eco Beauty Insider Event Tomorrow at All Sephora Locations
Saturday, March 21, 2009
12 pm – 6 pm
Beauty Insiders Only

Get Naturally Gorgeous!

Looking to make your beauty routine more natural? Get the inside scoop on mineral makeup and other natural and organic beauty with a complimentary one-on-one consultation from a Sephora expert, and score a naturally gorgeous goody bag stuffed with samples of the latest and greatest products in green beauty.

Click here to find a Sephora near you.

Springtime in the Big Apple and DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom Giveaway!

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be+delicious+fresh+blossom Springtime in the Big Apple and DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom Giveaway!While it may not feel like spring yet, the first day is this Friday, March 20th! To celebrate, DKNY Fragrance is handing out its brand new fragrance DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom and pink roses in front of Bloomingdale’s and DKNY on Madison Avenue. Inspired by the apple blossom, DKNY’s fragrant new scent has the sweet smell of apple with a floral twist that will get anyone in the mood for the upcoming change of weather!

All of you ladies in NYC are invited to celebrate all that is fresh and beautiful about springtime in the Big Apple!

WHO: DKNY Fragrances and Bloomingdale’s

WHAT: In celebration of the arrival of springtime, DKNY Fragrances will be distributing fresh flowers and samples of the new DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom fragrance, while supplies last. Inspired by the Apple Blossom, DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom is a new fragrance that embodies the playful spirit of the original DKNY Be Delicious, with the updated floral feminine twist of springtime in New York.

WHEN & WHERE: Friday, March 20th, 2009
8:30AM – 10:30AM @ Bloomingdale’s, corner of E. 60th & Lexington Avenue
10:00AM – 12:00 noon @ The DKNY Store, corner of E. 60th & Madison Avenue

dkny+be+delicious+fresh+blossom Springtime in the Big Apple and DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom Giveaway!I’m not in NYC, so I feel for all of you readers who can’t make it to Manhattan. That’s why I’m partnering with DKNY for a delicious giveaway!!! One lucky reader is going to get spoiled pretty with the 3.4 oz DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom Eau de Parfum, plus the shower gel. Be Delicious Fresh Blossom is the fourth fragrance in the Be Delicious franchise, and marries freshness, vibrancy, and femininity. A blend of sparkling grapefruit, cassis, and sunkissed apricot meets a blooming floral heart of sheer muguet and petally rose wrapped in luminous jasmine. A base of juicy apple, mingled with lingering blond woods and smooth skin accord, completes the irresistibly sensual experience of the essence.

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Wednesday, March 25th. One winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Thursday, March 26th, 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!

Barbie’s Birthday Extravaganza with Stila at Fred Segal!

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barbie+event+at+fred+segal Barbies Birthday Extravaganza with Stila at Fred Segal!

This Saturday, March 21st is all about Barbie at Fred Segal in Santa Monica, CA.

You are cordially invited to attend Barbie’s birthday shopping extravaganza, where will have the opportunity to pamper yourself with your very own Barbie makeover courtesy of Stila!

Have you ever wondered where Barbie gets her fabulous fashion sense and to-die-for wardrobe? Meet Barbie designer and stylist Robert Best from 12:00-1:00 pm.

Saturday, March 21
Noon – 5pm

Fred Segal
500 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA 90401
310.394.8509

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