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

Smashbox Reign Fall 2009 Collection

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smashbox+fall+2009 Smashbox Reign Fall 2009 Collection

Scandal. Indulgence. Desire. Decadence reigns in this provocative collection inspired by the English Tudors. Adorn yourself with lust-worthy shadows, metallic liners, and luxurious lip colors fit for a royal.

Smashbox Reign Fall 2009 collection includes:

Reign Eye Shadow Palette, $42
Decadent mirrored compacts with 6 baked shadows in both matte and shimmer for higher pigmentation and longer wear.

Reign Jet Set Palette, $48
Adorn eyes with four metallic shades of our cult-favorite waterproof liner.

Reign Lash DNA Mascara, $19
Bejewel lashes in a sumptuous new shade fit for a royal. Lengthens, strengthens and defines for stand-out eyes.

Reign DoubleTake Lip Color, $22
Two new lust-worthy lip pencils with a long-wearing liner on one end and velvety-smooth lip color on the other.

Reign Lip Gloss, $19
Indulge lips in luxurious, creamy color and scandalous shine.

Reign Fusion Blush, $32
This dual-toned blush has both matte and shimmer to give cheeks a sensual glow.

I’ve Fallen Hard For Urban Decay’s Fall 2009 Collection

Posted on by daneen in Eye Liner, Eye Shadow, Foundation, Lip Pencil, Lipstick, Mineral Makeup, Primer | Leave a comment
urban+decay+fall+2009 Ive Fallen Hard For Urban Decays Fall 2009 Collection

Though summer has just begun, fall makeup collections are popping up left and right. Not to be outdone, Urban Decay (one of my all-time favorite brands) just dropped 30+ products like they’re hot. And they are. Take one look at the this virtual look book and try not to buy. I dare you. Makeup junkies, just try to keep those purse strings tight and see how that works out for you.

The Urban Decay Fall 2009 Collection includes:

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Ink For Eyes Cream Eyeliner: It’s everything you want in a cream eyeliner! More precise than a pencil, more forgiving than a liquid, this super-smooth formula offers more control, play time, and buildable coverage than your average liner. Create razor-sharp lines or smoky bedroom eyes… the creamy formula and double-ended applicator make it easy. Try the angled liner brush for precise details, or use the smudger for blending and drama. Available in Binge (midnight blue), Demolition (brown), Empire (eggplant), Loaded (deep green), Pyrotechnics (iridescent glitter, clear base), and Zero (black).

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Complexion Primer Potion – Pore Perfecting: Smooth on a little Pore Perfecting Complexion Primer Potion before foundation (or alone!) to totally minimize the look of pores and fine lines. The velvety, paraben-free formula flashes down to a soft-matte finish, without the greasy, heavy feel sometimes associated with foundation primers. The result? Flawless skin with an airbrushed look and feel. Foundation applies smoothly, evenly, and won’t fade away. Ideal for oilier skin, but dry complexions who want pore perfection will love it, too.

Complexion Primer Potion – Brightening: Dull skin? Fine lines? Disappearing foundation? Try Brightening Complexion Primer Potion under foundation (or alone!) for beautifully moisturized skin that looks brighter and feels tighter. This lightweight, oil-free, paraben-free formula includes buzz-worthy ingredient Matrixyl 3000, celebrated for its ability to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Hyaluronic Filling Spheres also minimize the look of fine lines while leaving skin beautifully moisturized. Your skin will look youthful, lifted and firm, and your foundation will apply smoothly, evenly, and last longer!

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Eyelash Primer Potion: Wave this magic wand before your favorite mascara for lashes that appear thicker, longer and stronger…right before your very eyes. Tiny fibers band together, cling to every lash, and construct towers of Babel… reaching for heavenly lashes. Just apply Eyelash Primer Potion, then apply your favorite mascara as usual. Your lashes will look fake, but the magic is real.

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Lip Primer Potion: This invisible primer lays a silky foundation for your favorite lipstick or gloss. Color is truer, applies smoother, lasts longer, and will not fade or feather. The easy-glide formula feels velvety-soft, without the drying feeling often associated with long-lasting lip color. The formula includes SPF 15 (yay!) and moisturizing Vitamins A, C and E for a primer that protects and perfects.

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Deluxe Eyeshadow: Created with maximum staying power, Deluxe Eyeshadows offer incredibly long-lasting wear that won’t fade (especially when paired with Urban Decay’s miraculous Eyeshadow Primer Potion). Available in three new shades: Freakshow (deep purple w/red sheen), Frigid (deep purple w/blue sheen) and Ruthless (pale sandy taupe shimmer).

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Lipsticks: The luxuriously creamy formula nourishes and protects lips with Vitamins A, C, and E. Hyaluronic Spheres are added to stimulate cellular function, prevent dehydration, and fill-in lines and wrinkles—now, how many Lipsticks can do that?! The teardrop-shape bullet (etched with an Urban Decay logo) is infused with a decadent crème caramel scent and flavor. Yum. Available in three new shades: Confession (deep, semi-sheer burgundy), Naked (creamy pink-nude) and Oil Slick (glossy black w/silver microsparkle).

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24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencils: Just like Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils, these Lip Pencils are guaranteed to last, and also contain Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E, and Cottonseed Oil to nourish the skin and improve the smoothness of application. They’re the perfect complement to Urban Decay Lipsticks, Stains, and Glosses. Available in two new shades: Paranoid (dark pinky nude) and Wallflower (medium nude).

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Surreal Skin Cream-to-Powder Foundation: This ultra-lightweight formula transforms from a decadent cream to a micro-fine powder upon contact with skin. The light-as-air texture glides on effortlessly and feels as natural as your own skin. (No heavy, greasy, or powdery makeup texture.) Lighter than liquid, the buildable formula gives you all the coverage you desire, without the pore-clogging effects of heavier foundations – you can even wear it as a concealer. Available in eight shades.

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Surreal Skin Mineral Makeup: Use a little for sheer coverage or keep puffing for heavier coverage. Titanium dioxide, a major ingredient, provides formulation color and great coverage. The handy on/off switch means you can toss it in your purse – no spills. Available in four new shades.

I’m lusting after this entire collection, and I think the feelings are mutual because every single product is calling my name…especially, the Ink For Eyes Cream Eyeliner. Which ones have you at hola?

Recessionista’s Fabuless Pick of the Week: Rimmel Eyeful Eye Glistener

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rimmel+london+eyeful+spoiled+pretty Recessionistas Fabuless Pick of the Week: Rimmel Eyeful Eye Glistener

For this installment of Recessionista’s Fabuless Pick of the Week, I can’t think of a better product to plug than Rimmel Eyeful Eye Glistener. This liner’s wet. Yes, wet…got it goin’ like a turbo Vette.

This chubby pencil swathes lids in glossy color. Available in five shades, Eyeful can be applied to the entire eye as a shadow, or to the base of lashes as a liner.

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Oh Rimmel, I wanna get wit ya…and take your picture.

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Eyeful’s got it goin’ on. A lot of brands won’t like this song.
Cause them punks like to charge me a fortune, but I like to keep it cheap.

rimmel+eyeful+swatches Recessionistas Fabuless Pick of the Week: Rimmel Eyeful Eye Glistener
To the pricey pencils in the magazines, you ain’t it, Miss Thing.
Give me a fat, glossy eyeliner. At $7, it don’t get much finer.

Just 7 bucks?!?!? Child, I’m not lyin’.
Now you’re thinkin’ bout buyin’.

Rimmel Eyeful Eye Glisteners are sold at CVS, drugstore.com and ULTA.

Pictured on lid: Eyeful Eye Glistener in Straight Laced.
Pictured on inner arm: Eyeful Eye Glisteners in
Girls Only, Straight Laced and Talk To Me (top to bottom).

Bobbi Brown Nudes Collection, Fall 2009

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bobbi+brown+nudes+collection+fall+2009 Bobbi Brown Nudes Collection, Fall 2009“Nude makeup never goes out of style – it’s polished, sophisticated, and always looks modern.” -Bobbi Brown

This July, Bobbi introduces her newest take on nude makeup with her 2009 Nudes Collection. “Nude makeup doesn’t mean monochromatic, barely-there makeup. It means makeup that’s right for your skin,” says Bobbi who has created a new, limited-edition eye palette for fall.

The Nude Eye Palette ($60) features eye shadow duos in a sophisticated and universally flattering selection of shades and textures. The eye shadow duos come in our customizable 3 Pan Palette, which can be filled with your choice of any Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow or Blush shades.

Bobbi also introduces a new shade to her iconic Shimmer Brick collection – the Nude Shimmer Brick ($40). Featuring five pure pearl pigments in pink, gold, bronze, beige, and caramel, the shades are designed to be blended together to give all skin tones a soft nude, lit from within glow.

In addition, the Nudes Collection includes Caviar Ink Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner ($21) Bobbi Brown’s best-selling liner now in a rich, deep brown shade, and four new shades of Bobbi’s popular Creamy Lip Color ($22) that compliment the Nude Eye Palette and Nude Shimmer Brick.

All of these products will be available from bobbibrown.com and Bobbi Brown counters July 2009.

The British Are Coming: Rimmel London Giveaway!

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rimmel+london+giveaway The British Are Coming: Rimmel London Giveaway!

Rimmel London may be celebrating its 10th anniversary in the US, but one of you will win an absolutely fabulous anniversary present.

This week, enter to win a prize package worth $150, filled with some of Rimmel London’s best products for summer – including two new must-have mascaras that have yet to hit shelves!!!

One lucky reader will receive:

Sexy Curves Waterproof Mascara (will be on shelves in July)
Glam’Eyes Lash Flirt Mascara (will be on shelves in July)
Lash Maxxx Waterproof Mascara
Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer in Jet Black and Deep Ocean
Colour Rush Eyeshadow Quad in Chocolatine and Bronzed
Fix & Perfect Foundation Primer
Stay Matte Clarifying Matte Foundation
Natural Bronzer in Sundance
Mono Blush in Peach
1000 Kisses Lip Liner in Natural and Indian Kiss
Lasting Finish Kiss & Stay Gloss in English Rose and Lustrous Nude
Lasting Finish Intense Wear Lipstick in Pink Champagne, Alarm and Crush
60 Seconds Nail Polish in Camouflage, Shocker and Pulsating

To enter the giveaway, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Rimmel London Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, June 28th. One winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, June 29th, 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. residents.

Good luck!

In What Order Do You Apply Your Eye Makeup?

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eye+makeup In What Order Do You Apply Your Eye Makeup?I always apply my mascara before any other eye makeup, because I inevitably end up getting mascara all over my eyelid (no matter how careful I am).

I clean up the mess with a moistened Q-tip…then apply primer, eyeshadow and liner – in that order.

In what order do you apply your eye makeup?

Stila Indian Summer Collection Now Available!

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Introducing Stila Indian Summer: get gorgeous with 24kt gold!

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Bronzing Tinted Moisturizer SPF15 ($32)
Stila’s bestselling Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer has gone golden! Bronzing Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 – infused with genuine 24kt gold – contains the perfect ratio of pigment to pearl, providing a beaming, flawless face in an instant.

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Mineral Bronzing Powder – Brushed Gold ($34)
Radiant, bronzed skin has never been looked so good (or been so good for you!) This 100% natural finishing powder gives your skin a warm, natural bronzed glow skin with one simple dusting. Eco-certified ingredients hydrate and protect, while the pearl pigments and 24kt Gold – a known antioxidant with added anti-microbial properties – keep skin youthful and glowing.

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Convertible Color Duo – Marigold ($25)
Get that sun-kissed look you long for with the newest addition to the award-winning Convertible Color family – Marigold. Infused with genuine 24kt gold – a known antioxidant with added anti-microbial properties – Marigold features two gorgeously golden hues that will give your skin a natural, youthful glow. Wear shades alone or mix together to create a brilliantly bronzed look.

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Mango Crush, Lip & Cheek Stain ($24)
This season’s latest super-fruit inspired multi-tasker will give you instant glamour gratification. Mango Crush Lip and Cheek Stain is infused with naturally staining mango extracts that react to your personal pH levels to create your perfect shade every time. Used as a sheer blush, or a lip tint and packaged in Stila’s iconic clickable pen, this revolutionary formula is easy to build and blend, and leaves your lips and cheeks with a fresh flush of youth.

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Charmed Eye Shadow Palette ($28)
Go for the gold and the bold this summer with Stila’s India-inspired eye shadow palette! Adorned with authentic Indian bindis, this palette features four highly-pigmented new shadow shades all infused with genuine 24kt gold. Long revered for its skin revitalizing properties, this luxurious metal helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and creates a rich, shimmering effect.

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Smudge Pot – Golden Noir ($20)
Add a little sass to your sultry summer look with Smudge Pot in Golden Noire. This new twist on the cult favorite Smudge Pot sprinkles genuine 24kt gold flakes into the rich matte black base leaving eyes gilded and glam. Long revered for its skin revitalizing properties, this “touch of gold” helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and creates a rich, shimmering effect.

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Lash Visor Waterproof Mascara ($20)
Stila’s Lash Visor Mascara has long been an industry favorite. It’s quick-drying, long-wearing; waterproof formula makes it the perfect do-it-all mascara. And now – it is even better! Stila has put this iconic formula in a bigger, metal component – so there is more mascara to love. It also has a new re-designed brush for thick, long, luxurious lashes that stay perfectly defined all day.

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24kt Gloss ($22)
Add some sizzle to your summer with Stila’s 24kt gloss! Infused with genuine 24kt gold, this non-sticky formula gives you a vibrant, glistening, gorgeous grin. Available in five brilliant shades.