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

Brights Done Right

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The brightly colored eyes that are on-trend right now are so hot! But it seems like such a daunting task to replicate the look for real life, right? Not so, say the experts at Shu Uemura.

tricolorpencil Brights Done RightThe Rebirth Collection Tri-Color Eye Pencil is a stacked eye crayon, made up of three coordinating shades. It has a soft, creamy texture that glides across skin, without tugging. Use as a liner, or blend on the entire eyelid as an eyeshadow.

The limited-edition pencils come in shades Aqua Flow (cool tones of green and blue) and Energy Flow (warm tones of yellow and peach).

Check out my Aqua Flow swatches.
macreviews+097 Brights Done Right

Available at ShuUemura.com, Sephora.com and NeimanMarcus.com.

Urban Renewal At Urban Decay Means 50% Off For You!

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ud liquidliner Urban Renewal At Urban Decay Means 50% Off For You!
In order to make room for new and exciting Fall products, Urban Decay is clearing out their R.I.P. items at 50% off.

Check out these Liquid Eye Liners (they can also be used as liquid shadows). Originally $14, you can now pick one up for $7. Score!

There are over 50 products to choose from, so hurry up and get shopping. This is a limited time offer, while supplies last.

A Thin Line Between Love And Lust

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chaneleyelinerpalette A Thin Line Between Love And Lust
Professional eyelining and defining come together in an innovative palette of ultra-fine powders. Chanel’s Limited Edition Eyeliner Palette contains three eminently wearable shades – black, iridescent dark grey and deep brown – to create a multitude of looks, from subtle highlighting to dramatic shadowing, when applied wet or dry.

Available at chanel.com.

Perfect Calligraphy And Magical Lip Gloss

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calligraphy Perfect Calligraphy And Magical Lip GlossI have both excellent penmanship and a penchant for liquid eyeliner. Which is why I was so enthused to receive a package from Hourglass – containing their new Calligraphy Liquid Eye Liner.

The pen is easy to hold and control – which results in a precise, professional-looking line. And the water- and smudge-proof formula dries quickly to prevent streaks and smears. I’m not exaggerating, ladies…once applied, this liner ain’t going nowhere. But for all its staying power, it easily washes off with a few swipes of makeup remover.

Though you might instinctively reach for Cognac (dark brown) or Ebony (black), I dare you to toss Indigo (deep navy blue) into your basket. At first glance, it looks black – but you’ll know the difference when you see how it makes your eyes POP.

Check out my pretty scribbles…

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lipgloss Perfect Calligraphy And Magical Lip GlossAnd while we’re on the topic of Hourglass, I had to share my experience with their Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss. I was testing the shade, Origami, while my husband and I were watching TV the other day. After haphazardly slicking the creamy gloss on my bottom lip, Graham looked at me and said, “Wow. That looks really nice.” Huh? I’ve never received an unsolicited lip color compliment from him. Neva eva. And at the time of said compliment, I was only wearing the gloss on one lip! This stuff is magic.

Hourglass cosmetics are available at Sephora.

Pete To Open Punk Parlor

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Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz (and Ashlee Simpson sidekick) is opening a punk-themed unisex beauty parlor in his hometown of Chicago.

The Clandestine Industries Salon (clever name, right? wrong.) will open its doors next month. And Ben Mollin from Bravo’s reality TV show ‘Shear Genius’ will serve as the head stylist.

185 Pete To Open Punk ParlorThe hair cuttery is already scheduling appointments.

I wonder if the salon will stock Pete’s favorite ‘guyliner,’ MAC Eye Pencil in Ebony.

Here Comes The Bridal Kit – New From Bobbi Brown

Posted on by daneen in Bridal, Eye Liner, Eye Shadow, Lipgloss, Makeup Brush, Makeup Case, Mascara | 2 Comments

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Every year an average of 2.4 million weddings are performed in the United States. And June is the most popular month for marriages – accounting for 10.8% of weddings.

March may seem somewhat early to start thinking about wedding season. But, trust me – many June brides are already at their wits’ end, trying to decide on a makeup look that will be immortalized in their wedding photos and videos.

Last year at this time, I was preparing for my own nuptials – so I remember what an exciting, yet physically/mentally/emotionally taxing time it can be; I clearly recall agonizing over the makeup I would wear on my wedding day.

bridalkit Here Comes The Bridal Kit   New From Bobbi Brown
This Spring, Bobbi Brown, the bridal beauty authority, has done the hard work and assembled her wedding day must-haves in a new Bridal Kit. Exclusively designed with brides and their bridal parties in mind, the Bridal Kit contains special occasion essentials that flatter all complexions. The sleek white case includes: Ivory Eye Shadow, Black Ink Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, Black No Smudge Mascara, Pink Sugar Shimmer Lip Gloss and a Short Handle Ultra Fine Eye Liner Brush.

daneen Here Comes The Bridal Kit   New From Bobbi BrownWith the exception of the eye shadow, I own all of these products – and would highly recommend them to future brides. I’m speaking from experience, as I used a few Bobbi Brown products on my wedding day. Plus, if you were to purchase these products separately, it would cost you more than $100 (not including the cosmetic case) – but the Bridal Kit only costs $75.

Click here for a video of Bobbi’s Tips and How-To’s for Brides.

Shu Uemura Spring 2008: Rebirth

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rebirth Shu Uemura Spring 2008: Rebirth
This Spring, shu uemura introduces their 126th collection, aptly named REBIRTH, in which Mr. Uemura tells a story about nature blooming in spring.

REBIRTH embraces the energy of the season, and translates these elements through vibrant colors. The collection features an abstract image of a flower blooming, drawn by Mr. Uemura himself. This collection is very special, as it was his last before passing away in December.

The REBIRTH collection includes the following limited-edition products:

*Tri-Color Eye Pencil in Aqua Flow and Energy Flow
*Pressed Eye Shadow in Spring Breeze, Earth Brown, Sun Stream, Yellow Elation, and Pristine Green
*Rouge Unlimited in Dewy Beige, Pink Bloom, and Serene Pink
*Glow On in Harmonious Orange and Tranquil Pink
*Nail Enamel in Gold Zest and Innocent Beige

breeze Shu Uemura Spring 2008: RebirthAs a tribute to this collection and Mr. Uemura’s work, shu uemura Principle Makeup Artists Jason Hoffman and Misumi Kitano created three very special looks.

Rita Brown, shu uemura Principle Makeup Artist, created this look (left), entitled BREEZE, exclusively for Spoiled Pretty readers!

Face
Matte skin
Subtle highlight around the eye area

Eye
Rocket Eye Pencil in Aqua Flow – use grey pencil from lashline to mid-crease and under the eye
Pressed Eye Shadow in Spring Breeze – layer on top of pencil and blend up into the crease and under the eye
Pressed Eye Shadow in ME Beige 800 – inner corner of the eye
Liquid Eyeliner in Black – very tight line on the top and bottom
Precise Volume Mascara in Black – top and bottom
False Eyelashes Luxe in Black – top and bottom

Cheeks
Glow On Tranquil Pink – apply to cheekbone

Lip
Rouge Unlimited Pink Bloom – apply on top and bottom of lip

I’ll be testing the products soon, so check back for my review. To shop shu uemura, visit shuuemura.com.

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