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

Eye Liner

Stila Smudge Pots: No More Wandering Eye Makeup

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stila black cat smudge pot Stila Smudge Pots: No More Wandering Eye Makeup

If you have issues with wandering eye makeup, you’d be wise to invest in Stila Smudge Pots. Instead of telling you why, allow me to demonstrate…


Stila Smudge Pots are available at Sephora and stilacosmetics.com.

I’ve Got The Blues: Sapphire Smoky Eye

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spoiled+pretty+sapphire+smoky+eye Ive Got The Blues: Sapphire Smoky Eye

Yesterday, even though I was just going over my friend’s house to watch football, I decided to rock a sapphire smoky eye.

spoiled+pretty+saphire+smoky+eye Ive Got The Blues: Sapphire Smoky Eye

Here’s the recipe:

MAC Dsquared² Greasepaint Stick in B

MAC Trend F/W ’09 Eye Shadow Compact in Tone: Grey (I used the bottom two shadows)

Hourglass Cosmetics Superficial Mascara in Carbon

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* The shadow did crease after about 6 hours, so next time I’ll prime my lids with Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion.

Once You Go MAC Style Black, You Never Go Back

Posted on by daneen in Exfoliation, Eye Liner, Eye Shadow, Lipgloss, Lipstick, Makeup Brush, Mask, Nail Polish, Nails, Scrub | Leave a comment

mac+style+black+collection Once You Go MAC Style Black, You Never Go BackHaven’t you heard? Black is the new black.

For the past six months, I was anxiously counting down the days until September 24th. Not because it was my birthday, but because I had insider information that MAC was re-releasing its Volcanic Ash Exfoliator as part of the Style Black Collection. If you’re a Spoiled Pretty regular, you’ve probably heard me mention it once or twice…or, possibly, a million times. That’s how much I adore this scrub.

I’ve tested an excessive amount of exfoliants, so it takes a serious scrub to even get my attention…and the Volcanic Ash Exfoliator is, hands down, the best EVER. Yes, I said ever – as in since primordial soup ’til today.

Originally released as part of MAC’s Future Earth collection last summer, it became a cult classic. Those who missed out were singing the shoulda woulda coulda’s. And those who got a taste were wishing they could jump in a DeLorean, rev up the Flux Capacitor and go back to June 2008 and snag a lifetime supply. I fell into the second category, rationing my Volcanic Ash Exfoliator like it was a bag of beans on a season of Survivor.

spoiled+pretty+volcanic+ash+exfoliator Once You Go MAC Style Black, You Never Go BackNow that MAC has answered my prayers (and even packaged it in a convenient tube), I’ve stocked up and I suggest you do the same. It’s already sold out on maccosmetics.com, so I suggest you do your best Sherlock Holmes impression and sleuth that sh*t out (hint: Macys.com and Nordstrom.com still have it in stock).

And don’t just buy one lonely tube. Ah, naw. by the time you buy one, try it, and realize you can’t live without it, exfoliating fools will have wiped out the supply. So just trust me on this one, act like you’re at Costco, and buy in bulk.

The Style Black collection also includes these other gems:

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Volcanic Ash Thermal Mask, $19.50
Formulated with volcanic ash and natural oils, this ash-black facial mask simultaneously deep-cleanses and treats the skin. When water is added, the mask heats up and the oils instantly lubricate the skin, leaving it feeling soft and clean. Helps keep skin moist, clean, soft and evenly textured.

Mineralize Eye Shadow, $19.50
Cinderfella: Mineralize black with silver pearl (frost)
Gilt By Association: Mineralize black with gold bronze pearl (frost)
Blue Flame: Mineralize black with blue pearl (frost)
Young Punk: Mineralize black with pinkish purple pearl (frost)

Cream Colour Base, $16.50
Black: Creamy true black
Bat Black: Blackened burgundy with pink pearl

Penultimate Eye Liner, $16.50
Rapidblack: True black

Greasepaint Stick, $17.50
Intense black

Eye Kohl, $14.50
Smolder: Intense black

Cremesheen Lipstick, $14
Black Knight: Creamy true black

Mattene Lipstick, $14.50
Night Violet: Deep purple grape
Midnight Media: Dense matte black

Glimmerglass Lip Gloss, $18
Bling Black: Sheer black with gold pearl (as seen at NYFW Fall 2009)
Blackfire: Sheer black with pinkish purple pearl
Blackware: Creamy true black

Nail Lacquer, $12
Seriously Hip: Black with gold particle pearl
Baby Goth Girl: Black with pinkish purple pearl
Nocturnelle: Black as night black

214 Short Shader Brush, $23


The Style Black collection is now available at MAC counters, stores and maccosmetics.com.

Birthday Cat Eye

Posted on by daneen in Eye Liner, Eye Shadow, Eyes, Makeup Brush, Mascara, Primer, Spoiled Pretty family | Leave a comment

spoiled+pretty+cat+eye+3 Birthday Cat EyeI have been told my many a professional that my eyes were made for makeup. Not to sound cocky or anything, but I’m pretty sure that when God formed me in the womb, s/he said to her/himself, “Wow…when this girl grows up, she’s gonna rock a fierce cat eye.”

So to celebrate my third annual 29th birthday, Mr. Spoiled Pretty and I dined at Tinto, one of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia – and I sported this ferosh feline eye.

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Here’s the recipe to replicate the look:

Apply Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion to entire eye, lashline up to brow bone.

Using MAC 242 Shader Brush, apply Stila Kitten Smudge Pot on the lid – from lashline to crease.

Using MAC 217 Blending Brush, lightly apply Stila Kitten Eye Shadow to the lid – from lashline to brow bone.

Using MAC 266 Small Angle Brush, line the eye with Stila Black Smudge Pot, flicking at the edge.

Prime lashes with Lancome Oscillation Powerbooster. Before it dries, layer Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara on top.

Finally, dip MAC 210 Precise Eye Liner Brush into Stila Kitten Eye Shadow and apply to inner corner of the eye, in a sideways V.

And here’s a bonus – thanks to the products’ staying power, your eye makeup will have nine lives. Meow!

Urban Decay Ink For Eyes: $9 Cheaper at Macys.com

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urban+decay+ink+for+eyes Urban Decay Ink For Eyes: $9 Cheaper at Macys.comIt’s funny what you find when you’re aimlessly surfing the Internet. For example, unless someone told you, you’d probably never know that Urban Decay’s Ink For Eyes cream eyeliner is only $13.50 at Macys.com.

Everywhere else, you’re paying $22. Don’t know why that is. But you know what they say about looking a gift horse in the mouth…

New Stila Holiday Smudge Pot Collection

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stila+holiday+smudge+pots New Stila Holiday Smudge Pot CollectionNew from Stila Cosmetics

The Holiday Smudge Pot Collection includes four vibrant twinkling shades of their famous gel-based liner and shadow-in-one in perfectly portable mini pots!

Violet (new): pretty purple with shimmer
Starry night (new): bold deep blue with shimmer
Black: intense black
Kitten: nude champagne shimmer

And as a bonus, enjoy a mini eye liner brush for on the go glam!

If you order online, be sure to take advantage of free shipping. Simply enter coupon code FALLSHIPPING at checkout. Promo ends on September 27, 2009 at 11:59 PM.

Get In Line: NARS Introduces New Eyeliner Stylo

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nars+eyeliner+stylo Get In Line: NARS Introduces New Eyeliner StyloLiquid liner is a true beauty icon. Able to transform eyes into miniature works of art with one swipe, it has been the signature look of some of the world’s most legendary beauties.

Boasting the ergonomically friendly ease of a felt-tip pen, and the refined pigment quality that NARS is known for, the Eyeliner Stylo ($27) is indispensable for looks both elegant and extreme. The chic, polished black packaging and ultra-fine, marker-style tip makes the Eyeliner Stylo both highly portable and foolproof. The tip is firm but flexible, offering an innovative level of control. That means a precise, even line has never been easier to achieve. One stroke of the quick-drying, waterproof formula is all you need to create immediate femme fatale eyes.

Can’t wait to try this!

Available in the following shades: Blue Bayou, Nabucco, Nuits Blanches

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