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

Eyes

I’ve Got The Blues: Sapphire Smoky Eye

Posted on by daneen in Eye Liner, Eye Shadow, Eyes, Mascara | Leave a comment
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Yesterday, even though I was just going over my friend’s house to watch football, I decided to rock a sapphire smoky eye.

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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.

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!

FDA Lashes Out at Latisse

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brooke+shields+latisse FDA Lashes Out at Latisse

The Food and Drug Administration recently issued a warning to Allergan Inc., stating that the website for Latisse (a prescription eyelash lengthener) is misleading because it omits and minimizes risks associated with the product.

In a letter dated September 10, the FDA warns that latisse.com misbrands Latisse – in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act – because it does not clearly convey the consequences that may result from use of the drug, which include:

Iris pigmentation
Lid pigmentation
Hair growth outside the treatment area
Intraocular inflammation
Potential for contamination and infections
Absorption by soft contact lenses

To read the letter in its entirety, click here.

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

Sometimes Not Reading Labels Actually Pays Off

Posted on by daneen in Concealer, Eyes, Highlighter | 3 Comments

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For the past few weeks, I have been applying Too Faced Mineral Water Eye Brightener to the inner v of my eyes to make my peepers pop. The nudish beige shade has a slight sheen that is the perfect marriage of matte and shimmer. I’ve been searching for such an eye pencil for forever…but the irony of it all is that this is not the product’s intended use.

In doing research for this review, I learned that the Mineral Water Eye Brightener was actually created to banish dark circles and allow the wearer to fake a restful 8 hours of sleep. I have since tried it under my eyes and have, consequently, fallen a little deeper in love with Too Faced.

As an added bonus (like you need any more reason to pull out your wallet), the pencil contains more than 35% mineral water – which makes it cool to the touch, while de-puffing and improving skin’s firmness elasticity and circulation.

Mineral Water Eye Brightener is available at Beauty.com, Nordstrom, Ulta, Sephora and toofaced.com.

It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia

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Greetings from Philly! It’s a beautiful day in my neighborhood. In fact, we Philadelphians have enjoyed a string of gorgeous days this holiday weekend. Today, Mr. Spoiled Pretty and I took advantage of the magnificent weather and walked down to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and took in some culture. We were hoping to check out the Frida Kahlo exhibit; unfortunately, we were a week too late.

After meandering around the museum for a few hours, we stopped by Whole Foods for some groceries – Mr. Spoiled Pretty is cooking one of his specialties, steak fajitas. Yum! Now that we’re back home, I just had to take a pic of the chic shades that have been protecting my peepers all day long.

daneen+in+oakley+sunglasses+008 It’s Always Sunny In PhiladelphiaOakley Betray sunglasses are a perfect marriage of sport and style. Frames are available in five different colors (Black-Red, Cork, Lavender Tortoise, Sable, Tortoise Cream), and lenses come in six tints (Black Grey Gradient, Bronze, Black Gradient, Warm Grey, Dark Bronze, Bronze Polarized) that are simulated on the website…pretty darn cool.

The lenses filter out 100% of nasty UVA, UVB, and UVC rays. And the lens curvature protects delicate skin around the eyes from the damaging ultraviolet rays. So these shades aren’t just a stylish accessory, they’re also a beauty necessity.

My fajitas are calling so I have to run. Enjoy the rest of your day and we’ll chat again soon.

You’re friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

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