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

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

Fabuless Pick of the Week

Recessionista’s Fabuless Pick of the Week: Goody Midnight Glamour Collection

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 Recessionistas Fabuless Pick of the Week: Goody Midnight Glamour CollectionThis winter, Goody brings allure and romance to life with the Midnight Glamour collection. Sophisticated, edgy, and feminine, Midnight Glamour has something for all occasions. From bows in vanilla lace to sparkling beads; ribbons of deep, plum satin to black feather accents, this collection gives you headbands, clips, bobbies and barrettes of exquisite design at prices you’ll love!

Wear them day or night, and add a touch of drama to any outfit. Bold enough for rock royalty, chic enough for a Hollywood starlet, and dazzling enough to put any Prince Charming under your spell, Goody knows there’s nothing so luminous as the beauty of a confident woman. Whether it’s a black-tie soiree or a night out with the girls, Midnight Glamour allows your own fabulous style to shine through.

 Recessionistas Fabuless Pick of the Week: Goody Midnight Glamour Collection

 Recessionistas Fabuless Pick of the Week: Goody Midnight Glamour Collection

You can see why I absolutely adore the Late Night Headband, $6.99

 Recessionistas Fabuless Pick of the Week: Goody Midnight Glamour Collection
Glam Rock Headband, $5.29

 Recessionistas Fabuless Pick of the Week: Goody Midnight Glamour Collection
Truly Enchanted Bobby Slides, $4.29

 Recessionistas Fabuless Pick of the Week: Goody Midnight Glamour Collection
When I want to get all La Isla Bonita, I slip on the Black Rose Salon Clip, $5.99

 Recessionistas Fabuless Pick of the Week: Goody Midnight Glamour Collection
Starstruck Headband, $6.99

 Recessionistas Fabuless Pick of the Week: Goody Midnight Glamour Collection
Tuxedo Barrette, $4.99

 Recessionistas Fabuless Pick of the Week: Goody Midnight Glamour Collection
Disco Ball Ponytailer, $6.29

The 40-piece Goody Midnight Glamour collection ($2.19 to $7.99) will be available exclusively at Target stores from November 2009 to February 2010.

Recessionista’s Fabuless Pick of the Week, Plus a Giveaway!

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spoiled+pretty+vaseline+sheer+infusion+stratys+3 Recessionistas Fabuless Pick of the Week, Plus a Giveaway!

Last Monday morning, while in NYC for Fashion Week, I got ready and rushed out of my hotel room – forgetting to apply lotion. Quelle horreur, right? Honestly, that doesn’t even begin to cover it because I was on my way to an event sponsored by Vaseline. I mean, how you gonna show up for a Vaseline event with ashy arms?

When I arrived at the event and spied my scaly skin, I was beyond embarrassed. But my awkward situation actually presented a unique opportunity to put Vaseline’s new Sheer Infusion with Stratys-3 lotions to the test.

vaseline sheer infusion Recessionistas Fabuless Pick of the Week, Plus a Giveaway!I have to admit that when I squeezed a dollop of the silky formula into my open palm, I was immediately skeptical. I was all, “Child, please. Bring on the grease! If Vaseline believes that this thin lotion is going to quench my Sahara-dry dermis, I’ve got some swamp land in Florida I’d like to sell ‘em.” But after smoothing Sheer Infusion on my my skin, I was shocked at how it instantly banished the ash – leaving it hydrated and silky smooth all day.

Though it works like magic, there is actually some hard core science behind Vaseline’s newest breakthrough. Sheer Infusion delivers two times more moisture than leading everyday body lotions – thanks to Stratys-3, a multi-layer moisturizing complex that infuses and suspends moisture across multiple layers of the skin (the top, the core and deep down). The revolutionary patented technology of Stratys-3 enables Sheer Infusion to deliver these layers by combining three powerful ingredients: Glycerol Quat, Glycerin and Hydroxy Ethyl Urea.

Sheer Infusion with Stratys-3 is available in three variants:

* Botanical Blend: With botanical cypress extract and eucalyptus extract, this lotion is perfect for those looking for skin soothing benefits. It features a sap boost scent with hints of Fiji apple, Chinese mandarin, sun-drenched water lily, stephanotis flowers, Baltic amber and musk.

*Mineral Renewal (Spoiled Pretty fave!): This formula contains enriching minerals found in healthy skin for when your skin feels tired and depleted. It features a scent of crisp pear, fresh bergamot, white peony, apple blossom and a hint of ginger essence.

* Vitamin Boost: Featuring Vitamins B5 and E, this lotion is ideal for those whose skin needs a boost. The ferngully scent includes a blend of sparkling citrus, red current berries, pear, rhubarb, flowers and spices.

Vaseline Sheer Infusion with Stratys-3 is available now at food, drug and mass retailers nationwide in both 6.8 oz bottles ($6.25) and 13.5 oz pump bottles ($8.99). Click here for a coupon. But you can get your hydration on here…for FREE!

That’s right, y’all. Three lucky winners will receive three bottles of each lotion (9 bottles in all)!

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 “Vaseline Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Tuesday, September 29th. Three winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Wednesday, September 30th, 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. residents.

Good luck!

Recessionista’s Fabuless Pick of the Week: Black Opal Lip Liner-Lacquer Duo

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Black Opal Lip Liner-Lacquer Duo ($6.75) is a fabulous lip duo with a gorgeous lip gloss on one end and an automatic lip liner in the wand handle. Available in six shades: Bronze Shimmer, Cherry Blossom, Fudge Brownie, Golden Gleam, Love Drop, and Wild Violet.

Recessionista’s Fabuless Pick Of The Week: Cashmere Mist Deodorant/Anti-Perspirant

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donna+karan+cashmere+mist+deodorant Recessionistas Fabuless Pick Of The Week: Cashmere Mist Deodorant/Anti PerspirantSince when does a deodorant turn you on to the corresponding perfume? Since now.

A month ago, Amber and I met up in suburban Philly for a Marshalls/TJ Maxx raid. While perusing the beauty selection, Amber turned my attention to a mini tube of Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Deodorant/Anti-perspirant. Its powdery vanilla scent fragrance had me at hello. But, for some reason, I bid it adieu and sat it back on the shelf.

And from the moment I got in my car and drove out of the parking lot, the fragrance haunted my olfactory senses and I cursed my retail restraint.

Then last week, while making a routine pit stop at Sephora, I spotted my little friend (the deodorant, not Amber) in one of those bins near the register. So I scooped her up and took her home.

There are no words to describe how enamored I am with this deodorant. I find myself raising my arms more often than necessary, just to get a whiff of my ambrosial armpits.

Now while $10 may seem a bit absurd for a 1 oz tube of deodorant, let me assure you that this is a sound investment. Not only is it the the best smelling deodorant I’ve ever tried, it’s the perfect size to stash in your purse (or clutch, even) for a mid-day refresh sesh.

And once you buy the deodorant, just try not to buy the perfume. Impossible.

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.

rimmel+eyeful+spoiled+pretty Recessionistas Fabuless Pick of the Week: Rimmel Eyeful Eye Glistener
Oh Rimmel, I wanna get wit ya…and take your picture.

rimmel+eyeful+swatches+2 Recessionistas Fabuless Pick of the Week: Rimmel Eyeful Eye Glistener
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).

Recessionista’s Fabuless Pick of the Week: eos Lip Balm Smooth Spheres

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eos+lip+balm+smooth+sphere Recessionistas Fabuless Pick of the Week: eos Lip Balm Smooth Spheres

If the thought of sticking your bacteria-laden fingers in a pot of lip balm/gloss doesn’t appeal to you, I have an excellent (and economical) solution.

ed+westwick+eos+lip+balm+smooth+sphere Recessionistas Fabuless Pick of the Week: eos Lip Balm Smooth SpheresNew Lip Balm Smooth Spheres from eos have this cool, ergonomic packaging that bridges the gap between high-end lip balms and chapsticks. And the USDA certified organic formula is enriched with hydrating ingredients (Vitamin A, shea butter, and jojoba oil). Available in three delish flavors (Summer Fruit is my fave…and it’s pink, natch), these balms will only set you back a couple of bucks.

I love ‘em. Chuck Bass loves ‘em. You (and your wallet) are gonna love ‘em too!

Lip Balm Smooth Spheres are now available at evolutionofsmooth, drugstore.com and will soon be available at Walgreens (July), Rite Aid (July), SpaceNK (August) and Duane Reed (August).

Avon SpectraColor Lipstick Is Now Available!

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avon+spectracolor+lipstick Avon SpectraColor Lipstick Is Now Available!

Remember how I raved on and on about Avon SpectraColor Lipstick? Well, it’s finally available. And it’s more fabuless than ever, because Avon marked it down to $7.99 (15% off)!

SpectraColor is seven lipsticks in one, which means you’re only shelling out $1.14 per lip color…and you can’t beat that with a bat!

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