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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Philadelphia Estheticians: The Skin Diva Wants To School You!

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linda+harding Philadelphia Estheticians: The Skin Diva Wants To School You!Philadelphia esthetician Linda Harding has turned teacher. After 14 years in the business, Linda is shifting gears. Her new Hit The Ground Running Esthetician’s Workshop was created to give novice and nervous estheticians a competitive edge in the spa industry.

Linda spoke with the owners and manager of the top six Philadelphia-area spas, and asked them to list the qualities that are most desirable in an esthetician seeking employment. The answers she heard most frequently were: passion, dedication, clear skin, excellent customer service abilities, and professional demeanor.

To help a new generation of estheticians properly prepare to enter the job market, Linda created Hit The Ground Running, a worshop divided into two modules. The first session teaches students about different spa environments, which personality types are compatible with those environments, how to articulately answer interview questions, and sales.

estheticians Philadelphia Estheticians: The Skin Diva Wants To School You!The second half of the workshop is a hands-on module in facial and waxing techniques. Linda also trains students on advanced machinery, such as light therapy and microdermabrasion.

“Most esthetic schools provide you with an excellent theoretical foundation, however they don’t really prepare you for the spa industry and they don’t tell you what to do to get hired,” says Linda. “The bottom line is that you touch people for a living: emotionally and physically. If you don’t know how, you will not keep clients and as the word spreads, you will not get clients. Right now, the industry is in a lull – like most businesses in the country. However, estheticians who are good continue to work steadily. This lull in the market allows beginners to sharpen their skills and make themselves more competitive and marketable. The lull is a good thing. It makes the playing ground more even. After completing this workshop, participants will feel confident and secure enough to get the job they most desire.”

The cost for this one-day workshop (approximately 8 hours) is $350; included in this cost is a separate 60 minute, one-on-one consultation with Linda; during this private session, students can seek extra counseling or training on their weakest areas.

Mention Spoiled Pretty when you sign up for Hit The Ground Running and you will enjoy a 20% discount.

For more information and to enroll in the workshop, call Linda at 215.796.3520 or click here to send a message to her inbox.

Free Skincare Consultations with Dr. Dennis Gross – Free Facials Too!)

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dr+gross Free Skincare Consultations with Dr. Dennis Gross   Free Facials Too!)
Free consultations with Dr. Dennis Gross, Manhattan dermatologist and creator of MD Skincare.

Date: January 21, 2009
Time: 4pm-7pm
Details: Complimentary consultations with Dr. Dennis Gross and a complimentary MD Skincare facials performed by MD Skincare estheticians (a $200 value)

Beauty Level, Bergdorf Goodman
754 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10019

Contact Info: 212.872.2795, appointments are required (there is NO qualifying purchase necessary to have the consultation or the facial)

HAPPY Holidays, From Clinique

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 HAPPY Holidays, From Clinique
This weekend, Clinique is spreading holiday good cheer. Friday, December 12th marks the beginning of Clinique’s Happy Weekend! To kick it off and in an effort to “pay it forward” and bring happiness and good will to consumers, Clinique will be brandishing shoppers with Random Acts of Happiness at the Happy Weekend Hospitality Tent in key cities across the country (New York, Chicago and Miami*) – because we could all use a little joy and happiness this holiday season.

 HAPPY Holidays, From CliniqueAt the Happy Weekend Hospitality Tents, Clinique Happy Santa and Elves will present passersby with free hot chocolate, cookies, Happy candy canes and complimentary gift wrapping (regardless of where the gifts were purchased).

Clinique counters nationwide will be gifting free iPods to lucky consumers chosen from those who enter to win, regardless of whether they have purchased a Clinique product. Happy elves will also be on the look out for anyone who needs assistance, whether it is crossing the street or helping people get into taxis.

 HAPPY Holidays, From CliniqueClinique will also reunite with Big Brothers Big Sisters, the largest and most effective youth mentoring organization in the country, to ensure that those less fortunate have many opportunities to smile this holiday season. Beyond donating monies, Clinique will give the children and their moms something to be happy about. This year, the children will have the opportunity to gift their moms a Clinique makeover on Happy Weekend, along with a full year supply of skin care and makeup that has been customized for her needs. In addition, Clinique will join the children of Big Brothers Big Sisters at their annual holiday party on December 13th in New York City and will bring along a Clinique Happy Santa to deliver presents to all.

Clinique Holiday Cards designed by children of Big Brothers Big Sisters are available on clinique.com while supplies last. Also log on to catch “The Ten Days of Happiness” where Clinique will share a happy thought daily – send to your friends and loved ones and create a virtual happy moment.

*Happy Weekend Hospitality Tent locations and hours

New York City:
Friday, December 12, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
GM Building Plaza (Fifth Avenue between 58th and 59th Streets)

Chicago:
Saturday, December 13, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Pioneer Court (401 N. Michigan Avenue)

Miami:
Saturday, December 13, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dadeland Mall (7303 SW 88th Street)

Absolutely Free And Absolutely Fabulous, At A Bobbi Brown Counter Near You!

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bobbi+brown+free+makeup+lesson Absolutely Free And Absolutely Fabulous, At A Bobbi Brown Counter Near You!
Bobbi Brown counters all over the country are offering free holiday makeup lessons.

Print out the image above and bring it with you to a Bobbi Brown counter, and a talented makeup artist will add a little sparkle to your holiday look – no strings attached. What are you waiting for? Go get prettified!

Click here to find a Bobbi Brown counter near you.

Nylon Magazine & Bloomingdale’s Present "Lights, Camera, Action"

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bloomies+and+nylon Nylon Magazine & Bloomingdales Present "Lights, Camera, Action"
Nylon is hosting a special NYLON TV/In-store shopping event at the 59th Street Bloomingdale’s on Saturday, December 6th between 1-4pm (held on the 2nd floor women’s contemporary dept).

Hosted by Abigail Lorick, the event will feature a DJ, sweepstakes and gift bags for anyone who makes a purchase of $200 or more (so bring your holiday shopping list). So come out and support the event…bring your friends and be featured in a NYLON TV episode!

59th Street & Lexington Avenue
1000 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
212.705.2000

The Hunt Is On: Benefit B Spot Scavenger Hunt, November 13-15, 2008

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 The Hunt Is On: Benefit B Spot Scavenger Hunt, November 13 15, 2008
Inspired by the new Benefit fragrance, b spot, on November 13-15 2008, Benefit will be kicking off a nationwide b spot scavenger hunt at the ultimate “B”-spot, Bloomingdale’s. 1,000 magnifying glasses will be deliberately “hidden” in five Bloomingdale’s locations nationwide, which will direct lucky customers back to the Benefit Cosmetics counter to unveil their winnings and find their b spot!

Prizes:

One lucky winner at each Bloomingdale’s location will receive a $200 shopping spree from Benefit Cosmetics plus a $200 gift card at Bloomingdale’s! 15 LUCKY winners at each Bloomingdale’s location will receive a full-sized bottle of Benefit’s sexy new scent, b spot.

Even if you don’t hit the b spot jackpot, every customer that returns a magnifying glass to the Benefit counter will receive a b spot gift. Hurry! The b spot clock is ticking!

Participating Locations:

Bloomingdale’s San Francisco
Bloomingdale’s Michigan Avenue, Chicago
Bloomingdale’s Beverly Center, Los Angeles
Bloomingdale’s Soho, New York City
Bloomingdale’s 59th St, New York City

Happy Kiehl’s Day!

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kiehls+day Happy Kiehl’s Day!
Kiehl’s Day, November 12, commemorates the day in 2003, when Kiehl’s re-planted a pear tree at the corner of 13th St. and Third Ave. Officially declared Kiehl’s Day by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Kiehl’s Day has become an annual Kiehl’s celebration of their history, heritage and customers.

Today might be Kiehl’s Day, but they’re celebrating all week long. Kiehl’s introduces four new products in honor of their original home at Pear Tree Corner in New York’s East Village: Gently Exfoliating Body Scrub, Liquid Hand Soap, Pear Tree Corner Hand and Body Lotion, and Liquid Body Cleanser in Limited Edition packaging. Lip Balm #1 in Pear completes the collection. “Pear Tree Corner” products are only available at Kiehl’s free-standing stores and Kiehls.com.

Kiehl’s is also asking our customers to vote on the next new pear formula. In true democratic fashion, visitors to Kiehl’s free-standing stores and Kiehls.com can mark ballots for a Pear Tree Corner “Bath Soak,” “Hand Cream,” “Essence Oil,” or their own write-in suggestion. The ballots will then serve as entries into a drawing for a grand prize Kiehl’s Pear gift box filled with all new Pear Tree Corner Products.

Celebrate Kiehl’s Day at free-standing Kiehl’s stores:

* “Pear Tree Corner” new product election all week
* Grand prize drawing for “Pear Tree Corner” gift basket all week
* FREE daily product giveaways for the first 25 customers, Nov. 10-Nov. 14 – there’s a different product every day!
* FREE Pear Lip Balms for the first 25 customers on Kiehl’s Day, Nov. 12
* FREE Pear Tree Corner candle with each purchase of $60 or more all week
* FREE Kiehl’s Baby Lip Balm for children all week
* Children’s art activities throughout the week
* Saturday Bagel Brunch, Nov. 15

Celebrate on Kiehls.com:

* Visit Kiehls.com to vote for the next “Pear Tree Corner” product and enter the drawing to win a “Pear Tree Corner”collection gift basket.
* Enjoy a complimentary Lip Balm #1 and complimentary standard shipping with any Kiehl’s purchase of $40 or more. Enter promo code PEAR08 upon checkout.

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