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

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

Eye Liner

Kim Kardashian’s Favorite Eye Liner

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kim+kardashian Kim Kardashians Favorite Eye Liner
I was just perusing Kim Kardashian’s blog (you know she’s one of my beauty icons) and she’s made a New Year’s resolution that I think you’ll be excited about. She’s decided to periodically post her absolute favorite beauty products – so makeup junkies like you and me can cop her style.

First up is her #1 pet eye pencil, Stila’s Kajal Eye Liner in Onyx.

stila+kajal+in+onyx Kim Kardashians Favorite Eye Liner

Kim says, “Trust me. I’ve tried every eye liner and this Stila one is so dark and lasts a long time!”

For Kim Kardashian’s beauty and makeup tips, click here!

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Urban Decay Spring 2009

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urban+decay+spring+2009 Urban Decay Spring 2009
Check out what Urban Decay has in store for 2009.

MAC Chill Collection

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mac+chill MAC Chill Collection
MAC Chill: Ice the competition. The temperature drops, predictability plummets, but a new beauty barometer sets the tone with light snowflake lips, twinkle shimmer shades with opalescent pearl.

mac+chill+lipglass MAC Chill Collection
Lipglass
Icescape: Sheer pale pink with pink pearl
Naked Frost: Sheer taupe with silver pearl
Frozen Dream: Sheer cool mid-tone pink with pearl
Snowscene: Sheer white with multi-dimensional pearl
Suggested Retail Price: $14

mac+chill+eye+shadow MAC Chill Collection
Eye Shadow
Arctic Grey: Frosted mid-tone grey
Wintersky: Frosty neutral mid-tone pink
Apres-Ski: Matte dark brownish grey
Mont Black: Sparkly black with multi-dimensional pearl
Vellum: Pale white duochrome with violet opalescent shimmer
Suggested Retail Price: $14.50

mac+chill+liner MAC Chill Collection
Penultimate Eye Liner: A new, permanent classical liquid pen liner in a modern, plastic barrel with cap package that provides precise and bold line application. The carbon black pigment provides the richest and deepest black.
Rapidblack: True black
Suggested Retail Price: $16.50

mac+chill+glitter MAC Chill Collection
Reflects Glitter Reflects
Transparent Teal: Sparkling white with turquoise
Reflects Antique Gold: Sparkling taupe
Suggested Retail Price: $17.50

mac+chill+lashes MAC Chill Collection
Lashes 41: Slightly more dramatic length than other MAC Lashes. Overlapping hairs give a luxe, lush look.
Suggested Retail Price: $12

What’s New Pussycat? POP Beauty Cat Eyes!

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pop+beauty+cat+eyes What’s New Pussycat? POP Beauty Cat Eyes!
I’m no pro makeup artist. But there’s one beauty technique that I’ve got down pat – the elusive cat eye. It requires patience and a steady paw…but once you put in a little practice, a fierce fe-lined eye isn’t far off.

But what if practice doesn’t make perfect? What if your finished product is more Amy (Winehouse) than Angelina (Jolie)? Don’t claw your eyes out just yet. POP Beauty has just the product to produce a purr-fect cat eye.

POP Beauty Cat Eyes is a uniquely slanted eye crayon. Simply press it into the skin and follow the lash line – and it makes the perfect flick at the end, which is key to perfecting the look.
Go from “I don’t know how” to MEOW!

I was particularly impressed by how effortless it was to create a cat eye with this liner. The creamy texture of the crayon simply glides across the skin. And no more worrying about the uniformity of the wings at the outer corner of the eyes…with Cat Eyes, they’re a perfect match – every time.

Nicole+Richie+Cat+Eye What’s New Pussycat? POP Beauty Cat Eyes!
Cat Eyes isn’t deeply pigmented, so if you’re looking to create a Nicole Ritchie-esque eye (I‘m obsessed), here’s what I recommend:

Nicole+Richie+Cat+Eye+Closeup What’s New Pussycat? POP Beauty Cat Eyes!* prep the lid with a primer
* Line the eye with Cat Eyes
* Trace over the line with a liquid liner
* Apply two coats of your favorite volumizing mascara

POP Beauty Cat Eyes comes in three colors (Black Onyx, Black Dahlia, and Black Olive) and is available at Sephora, amazon.com, dermstore.com, and popbeauty.co.uk.

Award Winning FOTD

Posted on by daneen in Blush, Eye Liner, Eye Shadow, Foundation, Lipgloss, Mascara, Moisturizer, Primer | 5 Comments

FOTD+2 Award Winning FOTD
Last night, I attended the PRSA/Philadelphia Pepperpot Awards – a celebration of outstanding performance in public relations by practitioners in agencies, industry, government, and non-profit organizations. The American Cancer Society’s Marketing Department (of which I am a member) was nominated for our efforts to pass Clean Indoor Air (smoke-free) legislation in Pennsylvania.

The Pepperpot Award has grown into one of the most coveted awards in the field of public relations, so I pulled out the big guns and went all out with my makeup. It’s a good thing I did, because my team ended up winning first place in the Public Affairs category! Yay us!

And the icing on the cake? Charm City Cakes, the bakery featured in the Food Network series, Ace of Cakes, created a magnificent confection that looked just like an actual pepperpot!

Here are the products I used to create my award-winning look:

Skin/Face:

L’Oreal Giveaway!!!

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vote LOreal Giveaway!!!
When you head to the polling station on November 4th and vote for President – you can cast your ballot for only one candidate. There can only be one winner. Not so at Spoiled Pretty.

This week, L’Oreal Paris is giving you the opportunity to win some beauty booty…five lucky readers will win the following products. And in the spirit of democracy, the winners will get to choose their colors!

feria LOreal Giveaway!!!
1 Feria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Haircolor
Feria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Haircolor delivers intensified, brilliant results. Inspired by cutting-fashion, Feria’s prismatic color spectrum is custom-blended by L’Oreal master colorist to make every shade shimmer with 3X highlights. The revolutionary Silk & Shimmer Deep Conditioning formula leaves hair even more prismatic with a soft, silky feel that lasts week after week. The new Pro Touch applicator also ensures an easy, even application from root to tip. Plus, a new aromatic scent for a pleasant coloring experience. With Feria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Haircolor, hair glistens like never before…no appointment necessary. Available in 33 shades.

infallible+eyeliner LOreal Giveaway!!!
1 Infallible Never Fail Eyeliner
Enjoy beautifully defined eyes for up to 16 hours. The rich, creamy formula glides on easily and sets quickly for fade-proof color. Use the built-in smudger and sharpener to create versatile eyeliner looks for any occasion. Available in three rich shades (Black, Black Brown and Brown), Infallible Never Fail Eyeliner is suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.

metallic+duo LOreal Giveaway!!!
3 HIP Metallic Shadow Duos

HIP High Intensity Pigments Metallic Shadow Duos combine a range of trend-setting colors with a luminous, high-pearl metallic finish that allows you to create a new twist on the modern, smoky eye. Each perfectly coordinated duo pairs complementary shades that apply smoothly and evenly to create a striking look that is edgy yet undeniably elegant. Sweep the lighter shade all over for luminous color while using the darker shade to contour and define the eye for a complete look that delivers maximum impact. Available in five shade combinations (Gilded, Gunmetal, Magnetic, Platinum and Sculpted).

jelly+balm LOreal Giveaway!!!
3 HIP Jelly Balms
HIP High Intensity Pigments Jelly Balms offer a fun, lusciously playful way to inspire and create beautiful lip look that perfectly complements the bold HIP High Intensity Pigments eye collections. Available in six dewy shades (Delectable, Luscious, Plush, Ripe, Savory and Succulent), these balms have a super-conditioning formula that provides the moisturizing benefits of a lip balm with an enticing pop of sheer color. Lips take on a shiny, satin finish that looks healthy and soft when worn alone, or adds drama and fullness when layered on top of any lip color.

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name, mailing address and color preferences. The subject line should read “L’Oreal Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, November 9th. Five winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, November 10th, I’ll announce the winners names’. 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.

And please don’t forget to vote. Exercise your rightbecause democracy is a beautiful thing!

Spoiled Pretty’s Talk Is Chic Giveaway, Sponsored by Stila!

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talk+is+chic+giveaway Spoiled Prettys Talk Is Chic Giveaway, Sponsored by Stila!
Spoiled Pretty and Stila invite you to fully realize your inner makeup artist potential…this week, they partner to bring you the Talk Is Chic Giveaway!

One winner will receive the following glam goodies:

Day to Night Palette
Stash a makeup artist in your desk drawer. When you need to go from the boardroom to the black tie gala, or even a night on the town, she will take you from day to night in the time it takes to shut down your computer. Featuring a complete look for eye: base, crease, contour and lid shadows as well as Convertible Color for lip and cheek, this has the essentials to amp up your beauty volume. Extra credit: It’s a great value, coming in at $28 less than the cost of buying products separately.

stila 481 Spoiled Prettys Talk Is Chic Giveaway, Sponsored by Stila!
Smoky Eye Palette – The Emeralds
Push the button and the palette literally talks you through 5 easy steps to the perfect smoky eye. It’s complete with artistry tips and what brushes to use – all in under a minute. The Emeralds includes four shades: the base is a new shade that is vintage champagne shimmer, a new shade that is golden olive shimmer for the lid, and shade june bug that is a rich emerald shimmer as the contour and shade poise that is an iridescent purple as the liner. This is a palette that literally gives new meaning to the term ‘beauty talk.’

Stila paint your pout Spoiled Prettys Talk Is Chic Giveaway, Sponsored by Stila!
Paint Your Pout Red Talking Palette
Stila introduces the first Talking Palette for your pucker- this can take lips from Plain Jane to Sultry Siren in under a minute, flat. Start with the lip smoother, and then, dip the enclosed retractable lip brush into your choice of the three tones of red provided.

sonya Spoiled Prettys Talk Is Chic Giveaway, Sponsored by Stila!
Lip Color in Sonya (berry velvet creme)

stila+lip+glaze Spoiled Prettys Talk Is Chic Giveaway, Sponsored by Stila!
Lip Glaze in Mocha (sheer plum brown) and Praline (shimmering peachy brown)

onyx Spoiled Prettys Talk Is Chic Giveaway, Sponsored by Stila!
Kajal Eye Liner in Onyx (black)

This giveaway prize is valued at $204! Enter to win these Spoiled Pretty-approved products…

Send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Talk Is Chic Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Wednesday, November 5th. One winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Thursday, November 6th, 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!

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