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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

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Hello Kitty: My Current Cat Eye Recipe

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daneen+cat+eye1 Hello Kitty: My Current Cat Eye RecipeCheck out the cat eye I rocked last night at my friend’s dinner party. Wanna know how I did it? You know what they say about curiosity and the cat, but whatevs…

1) Apply MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study to lid, from lash line to brow bone.
2) With an angled eyeliner brush, trace the upper lash line with MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack, and flick at the outside corners.
3) Lightly apply MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study to the inner corners of eyes.
4) Coat top lashes with Prescriptives Motor-Eyes Instant Action Mascara.

And you’re done! Meow.

Smashbox Jet Set Waterproof Eye Liner in Midnight Purple

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smashbox+jet+set+waterproof+eye+liner+midnight+purple Smashbox Jet Set Waterproof Eye Liner in Midnight Purple

deep+violet Smashbox Jet Set Waterproof Eye Liner in Midnight PurpleSmashbox’s best selling budge-proof gel liner is now available in a deep violet hue that’s perfect for spring.

Jet Set Waterproof Gel Eye Liner has an innovative gel-based liner stays blendable for 60 seconds then dries to a smudge-proof, budge-proof finish that lasts all day. It’s perfect for lining the inner rim of the eye or as a stay-put traditional liner.

Get it in Midnight Purple at smashbox.com now – a week before it hits stores!

Coming Soon: MAC Colour Ready Collection

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Seeking alternative energy, increased mileage from makeup… Colour Ready revs up the Prep + Prime idea, a true hybrid formula between science and beauty.

New Transparent Finishing Powder and Line Filler are the brand’s lightest yet, in fact invisible when applied, but their silky colourless polymers set and stabilize makeup instantly. The only way to start when you sit down in front of the mirror. Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone is your stay-put fit on skin that minimizes the appearance of pores without clogging, and visibly diminishes them over time. Two Lipsticks, Eye Shadows, Penultimate Eye Liner and Eye Brows in an essential palette are a habit to happily acquire – Colour Ready is as basic as your 4-inch heel Louboutins.

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Lipstick
Show Orchid: Vivid hot pink (Amplified Creme) (Pro Only)
Impassioned: Amped-up fuchsia (Amplified Creme)
Suggested Retail Price: $14.00

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Eye Shadows

White Frost: Vivid bright white with icy shimmer (Frost)
Bitter: Vivid bright golden green flecked with shimmer (Velvet)
Suggested Retail Price: $14.50

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Penultimate Liner

Rapid black: True black
Suggested Retail Price: $16.50

Brow Pencil

Stud: A deep rich blackened brown
Suggested Retail Price: $14.50

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Prep + Prime Line Filler

Instantly minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the surface of the skin. This cutting-edge formula dries down to a natural matte finish, making skin appear smoother instantly.
Suggested Retail Price: $17.50

Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone
A lightweight emulsion that helps control sebum and shine on the skin’s surface and immediately reduce the appearance of pores on the skin. It is dermatologist-tested and appropriate for all skin types.
Suggested Retail Price: $17.50

Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder
A lightweight, colourless, loose powder that works well on any skin tone. It is formulated with special optics and ingredients that help add dimension and create a blurring effect. The silky powder helps set and stabilize makeup and works well with all MAC foundations. It is dermatologist-tested, non-acnegenic, and safe for use by contact lens wearers.
Suggested Retail Price: $21.00

Brush
129SH – Short Handle Blush/Powder brush with travel case.
Suggested Retail Price: $34.00

Available: North America April 2nd at all MAC locations and maccosmetics.com.

Kim Kardashian’s Fashion Week Cat Eye Re-created

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Apparently, I wasn’t the only beauty blogger enchanted by Kim Kardashian’s ferosh Fashion Week cat eye. My blogging buddy Indian Girl just sent me an email, thanking me for posting makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic’s step-by-step application tips.

Using my post as a guide, Indian Girl replicated Kim’s liner and eye shadow situation – and I have to say, she did an amazing job!

Watch your butt, Kim…Indian Girl is hot on your tail!

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For Kim Kardashian beauty and makeup tips, click here.

Photo Credit: Wireimage

Words From The Wise: Three Custom Color Clarifier Is An Eye Opener

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tired eyes Words From The Wise: Three Custom Color Clarifier Is An Eye OpenerSpoiled Pretty reader, Jaime, wrote me with the following plea for help:

“What product can I use to line the waterline on my lower eye? I like the look of liner on the lower waterline, but I can’t seem to find a product that works! When I use eye shadow with an eyeliner brush, it looks great, but the shadow seems to irritate my eyes when it inevitably gets in them a little bit. I’m looking for a product that is white – to make my eyes appear larger, and make me look well rested – but I just can’t find anything! Help! What do you use?”

I tend to stay up very late, writing stories to keep y’all entertained…so I know a thing or two about faking 8-hours of beauty sleep. When I need to look bright eyed and bushy tailed, I turn to Three Custom Color Specialists.

Headshot Trae 300 Words From The Wise: Three Custom Color Clarifier Is An Eye OpenerTrae Bodge, Creative Director and Co-Founder of Three Custom Color Specialists, shares a product suggestion to make eyes look brighter, whiter and more beautiful.

Dear Jamie,

Great question! Using a light shade on the inner rim of the eyes does make the eyes look wider, brighter and less glassy by concealing the pink that naturally occurs there (and that can be more pronounced the more tired we are). Pencil is your best bet, as eye shadow can tend to flake off into the eye.

clarifier Words From The Wise: Three Custom Color Clarifier Is An Eye OpenerWhite has been the standby for years, but as of late makeup artists and beauty junkies have been using a flesh-colored pencil as it achieves the same goal but doesn’t look stark like white pencil can. We recommend our makeup artist staple, Three Custom Color Specialist’s Clarifier Pencil, available in Light and Dark $16.50. Easy to apply, water resistant, and great for use as a spot concealer, brow definer and highlighter anywhere on the face!

Jaime, Trae will be sending you the Clarifier Pencil…and she promises it will be an eye-opening experience! Many thanks to Trae and Three Custom Color Specialists for participating in this installment of Words From The Wise.

Jealous of Jaime? Get a Clarifier of your very own…at 20% off! Three Custom Color is having a site-wide sale and all purchases before March 15th are 20% off. Enter coupon code MARCH at checkout to snag the Clarifier for $13.20 (plus shipping).

Baffled by beauty? Overwhelmed by the number of products on the market? Desperately in search of answers to your hair, skincare and makeup dilemmas? Email me your query to spoiledprettyquestions@gmail.com – and if your question is answered on the blog, you will receive expert advice, plus a Spoiled Pretty-approved product that addresses your specific beauty issue! Be sure to include your full name and mailing address in your email.

Photo: Getty Images

OMG: Kim Kardashian’s Makeup Artist Answers MY Beauty Question!!!

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kim kardashian awesome cat eye OMG: Kim Kardashians Makeup Artist Answers MY Beauty Question!!!Remember this fierce cat eye that Kim Kardashian sported at New York Fashion Week?

Well, Kim’s makeup artist was fielding beauty questions on her blog – so I posted a comment, asking how he created it. And guess what? He answered my question and Kim posted on her blog today!!!

spoiledpretty: I absolutely NEED to know how you created the black & white edgy cat eye Kim wore to the Y-3 Fashion Week show.

Mario Dedivanovic: LOL Daneen, I loved doing that look on Kim too. It was very different and more of a fashion forward look. I used the MAC liquid liner and rimmed the entire eye around from corner to corner. I used a white matte shadow on the lid and under the brow and Cork shadow by MAC in the crease. I didn’t use any mascara on the bottom because I wanted the sharp line to show.

Can you believe? I think I’m in shock…

Head to Kim’s blog for more of Mario’s beauty tips!

For Kim Kardashian beauty and makeup tips, click here.

Photo Credit: Wireimage

Recessionista’s Fabuless Pick of the Week: Wet N Wild Dual Effects Eye Pencil

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wet+n+wild+dual+effecrs+eye+pencil Recessionista’s Fabuless Pick of the Week: Wet N Wild Dual Effects Eye PencilI haven’t used Wet n Wild products since the mid 90’s, when I bought one of their brown lip pencils to outline my mouth, a la Janet Jackson in her That’s The Way Love Goes video.

But once I started college and had some disposable income, I forgot about the bargain brand that satisfied my beauty addiction throughout high school. Now, I’m full circle and back in love with another Wet n Wild liner – the new Beauty Benefits Dual Effects Eye Pencil.

These pencils offer double the benefits: one side defines with smooth, smokey color, while the other brightens, lifts and opens the eye area. The Beauty Benefits Dual Effects Eye Pencil comes in six shades: Solar Eclipse, Bronzed Earth, Golden Espresso, Starry Night, Rich Eggplant and Sterling Graphite.

 Recessionista’s Fabuless Pick of the Week: Wet N Wild Dual Effects Eye Pencil

I have the Sterling Graphite; I use the gray liner to define my upper and lower lashes, then I apply the sparkly white shadow to the inner corners of my eyes to make them pop.

Beauty Benefits Dual Effects Eye Pencil retails for only $4.99! Click here to see where they are sold in your hood.