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

Dermadoctor Physical Chemistry


One of my all-time favorite products is Dermadoctor KP Duty, a dual action body exfoliator that combines the benefits of a chemical peel and microdermabrasion. It was developed to treat chicken skin - those little red bumps that many people get on their upper arms. But, for years, I've been using it to exfoliate my legs pre-shave.  There's really no body exfoliator CONTINUE READING

Eye Shadow

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

This Is Not One Of My Favorite Things

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winter skies1 This Is Not One Of My Favorite Things
Long before Oprah was making studio audiences squeal over Josh Groban CD’s and $4,000 refrigerators with TV’s on the door, my girl Fraulein Maria had a song about her favorite things.

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things

coloron+tinsel+kit This Is Not One Of My Favorite Things
I’m pretty sure ColorOn EyeEnvy – Tinsel Kit wasn’t quite what the perky postulant had in mind.

I don’t know why anyone would actually spend $17 on this, but let’s say you do…when the dog bites and the bee stings and you’re feeling sad, thank your lucky stars that you didn’t pay full-price ($25) for this hot mess…and then you won’t feel so bad.

Cosmetic Confections: NARS Is Good Enough To Eat

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 Cosmetic Confections: NARS Is Good Enough To Eat
How cute are these NARS-inspired cupcakes? BellaSugar tipped me off to these couture confections by Dots Treats in North Miami Beach, Florida. I’m a chocaholic with a serious sweet tooth – but oddly enough, this photo has me craving NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Rated R.

nars+rated+r Cosmetic Confections: NARS Is Good Enough To EatA few months ago, my sister reluctantly went shopping with me and I rewarded/bribed her with this duet of chartreuse and cobolt shimmer shadows. It looks so gorgeous on, it’s sick.

Now, looking at this pic, I’m green with envy. Perhaps my sister will read this post and return the favor. Lauren, are you listening? Help a sista out!

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:

Photos of Simplest Smoky Eye With DuWop Shadowlift

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shadowlift2 Photos of Simplest Smoky Eye With DuWop Shadowlift
Some of you were so intrigued by my Simplest Smoky Eye post that I took some photos, to demonstrate. All I used to achieve this easy eye look is DuWop Shadowlift in Surf and Bobbi Brown No Smudge Mascara. Note: the color actually looks a tad darker and opaque in real life.

And please excuse my unkempt brows…looks like it’s time to schedule a threading appointment.

shadowlift4 Photos of Simplest Smoky Eye With DuWop Shadowlift

shadowlift5 Photos of Simplest Smoky Eye With DuWop Shadowlift

Simplest Smoky Eye: DuWop Shadowlift

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duwop+shadowlift+surf Simplest Smoky Eye: DuWop ShadowliftFor the simplest smoky eye, you just need one product…DuWop Shadowlift. No brushes. No fussing. No kidding.

Just apply a small dot of Shadowlift in Surf (sheer taupe) onto the center of the eyelid. Then blend inward toward the nose, outward, and a smidge above the crease. Dab, don’t rub. And voila…a smoky eye so chic that it looks like you had help. Well, technically you did, but I won’t tell.

I’m rockin’ this look right now…and I don’t have to tell you how haute it looks. It’s just a shame that I’m wasting it sitting at my parents’ house, typing on my laptop. Anyway…

As a bonus, while you’re going about your day/night looking smokin’ hot with your simple smoky eye, Shadowlift’s anti-aging and skin perfecting ingredients are hard at work – oxygenating, nourishing and toning the delicate eyelid area.

Shadowlift’s crease-resistant formula is available in three other lovely shades: Heat (pink gold), Spirit (soft champagne) and Solé (vibrant bronze).

Available at Sephora and duwop.com.

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!