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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

Fabuless Pick of the Week

Recessionista’s Fabuless Pick of the Week: Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturizing Gel Oil

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palmers+cocoa+butter+moisturizig+gel+oil Recessionistas Fabuless Pick of the Week: Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturizing Gel Oil

Palmer’s new Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturizing Gel Oil with SPF 15 is an all-over-body gel with a unique, fast-absorbing formula that can be used on dry skin or after a shower or bath. It not only leaves skin with a hydrating sheen, but aids in protecting against sun’s most harmful rays, every day, with an SPF 15 formula.

For more video product reviews and tips, click here for Spoiled Pretty TV.

Recessionista’s Fabuless Pick of the Week: Avon SpectraColor Lipstick

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avon+spectracolor+lipstick Recessionistas Fabuless Pick of the Week: Avon SpectraColor LipstickAvon‘s soon to be released (June 2009) SpectraColor Lipstick is everything I was hoping L’Oreal HIP Color Presso would be.

SpectraColor Lipstick is seven shades of lip color packed into one sleek, innovative package. Created for the woman who loves to change her look from demure to dramatic, this is the first lipstick that lets you click to seven shades of perfection.

SpectraColor Liptick holds a light and dark version of your favorite shade in side-by-side chambers with a full spectrum of hues in between. The seven shade range allows you to create just the right look for any mood – just twist the dial and slide on the shine!

Formulated with Vitamins A, C, and E, this lightweight, high-shine formula delivers beautiful color that lasts for hours, is never sticky and won’t bleed.

Available in 10 shades, the possibilities are endless with SpectraColor Lipstick.

Shades: The Berries, The Browns, The Caramels, The Lilacs, The Nudes, The Peaches, The Pinks, The Raisins, The Roses, and The Wines.

For more video product reviews and tips, click here for Spoiled Pretty TV.

Recessionista’s Fabuless Pick of the Week: Aquaphor

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aquaphor Recessionistas Fabuless Pick of the Week: AquaphorFor the past week, I have been suffering with the WORST COLD EVER. At the apex of my illness, I was going through a box of tissues per day – and my poor nose was paying the ultimate price. Last Thursday, the skin around my nostrils was cracking and bleeding so badly that it was an exercise in agony every time I blew my nose. My schnoz was this close to Michael Jackson territory; I was just waiting for it to fall off altogether.

But then, a package arrived in the mail and I was introduced to my new BFF, Aquaphor. This miracle salve nursed my nose back to health. I told my cold, “You wanna be startin’ somethin’? Bring it…I’ve got Aquaphor!”

I don’t know what took me so long to get acquainted with Aquaphor. But I’ll tell you this: I’ll never be without it.

Recessionista’s Fabuless Pick of the Week: Sally Hansen La Cross Eco-Friendly Nail Boards

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sally+hansen+la+cross+eco+nail+boards Recessionistas Fabuless Pick of the Week: Sally Hansen La Cross Eco Friendly Nail BoardsSally Hansen La Cross Eco-Friendly Nail Boards ($.99 each) are the first line of eco-friendly professional size nail files.

They offer the same nail shaping benefits as a traditional nail board while protecting the environment. Unlike standard professional boards made with a plastic core, layers of foam and a coating of artificial abrasives, eco-boards are made with recycled and natural materials, including a core of pressed paper for rigidity and a coating of natural mineral abrasives.

The line includes four boards: All Purpose, Fragile/Delicate Nails, Artificial and Hard Nails, and Natural Nails.

Available at drugstores nationwide.

Recessionista’s Fabulous Pick of the Week: Schick Quattro TrimStyle Razor

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satc Recessionista’s Fabulous Pick of the Week: Schick Quattro TrimStyle Razor

Samantha: Jesus, honey! Wax much?
Miranda: What? I didn’t know I was going to be wearing a bathing suit.
Charlotte: What are you talking about?
Miranda: I forgot to wax. I’ve had other things on my mind.
Samantha: I could be on death row and not have that situation!

schick+quattro+trimstyle+razor+and+bikini+trimmer Recessionista’s Fabulous Pick of the Week: Schick Quattro TrimStyle RazorThough the feminist side of me hates to admit it, Samantha’s right. We’re all busy, and there are a million and one things we’d rather be doing than keeping our south of the borders in order. But thanks to Schick’s new Quattro For Women TrimStyle Razor & Bikini Trimmer, we don’t have any excuse, as Samantha says, for “growing a national forest.”

This ingenious gadget is dual-ended, with a Schick Quattro razor on one side and a battery-operated trimmer on the other. The razor can be used on legs and under arms, in addition to the bikini area. And once the blades start to get dull, any Quattro for Women refill can be used with the TrimStyle.

The trimmer, on the other end, is waterproof – so you can shave and shear in the shower. The comb attachment adjusts to three different lengths; or you can remove the comb for the closest trim possible. And it’s all very safe. I’ve used it a few times – and every time I trim, I get a little more nonchalant with my technique. I’m happy to report that there have been no nicks, cuts or close calls.

schick+quattro+trimstyle+razor Recessionista’s Fabulous Pick of the Week: Schick Quattro TrimStyle Razor

The Schick TrimStyle Razor ($10-12) is sold at most drugstores, mass market stores (like Walmart, Target, Walgreen’s, CVS, and Rite Aid). Click here to find a retailer near you.

Recessionista’s Fabu-less Pick of the Week: Flirt Cosmetics GLAMOURAZZI Extreme Lip Lacquer

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Flirt+Glamourazzi+Lip+Gloss Recessionista’s Fabu less Pick of the Week: Flirt Cosmetics GLAMOURAZZI Extreme Lip LacquerSo, okay, I don’t want to be a traitor to Stila and all, but I recently discovered a satisfying stand-in for the cult classic Lip Glaze – just in case there is some truth to the bankruptcy rumors.

With a click of the pen, Flirt Cosmetics’ GLAMOURAZZI Extreme Lip Lacquer delivers high-watt shine with a non-sticky formula. And the crème brûlée fragrance is a sweet surprise.

Originally $12, it’s currently on sale for $10.20, which is less than half the price of its prestige counterpart.

GLAMOURAZZI is available in 15 shades (I’m partial to Red Hottie) and is sold exclusively at Kohls.

Recessionista’s Fabuless Pick of the Week: Claw Clip That Won’t Give You a Headache

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goody+claw+clip Recessionistas Fabuless Pick of the Week: Claw Clip That Wont Give You a HeadacheMama Spoiled Pretty kidnapped me on Saturday. Well – not for real, for real. Kidnapping is the term my sister and I use to describe my mom’s habit of holding us hostage during an otherwise enjoyable shopping excursion. This is usually how it goes down…

Mom proposes a shopping trip to one of our favorite destinations: Banana Republic, Bloomingdale’s, DSW, Forever 21, Lord & Taylor, Marshall’s, Nordstrom, Sephora, or TJ Maxx. So we get in Mom’s car and drive off, hoping that whatever we’re hunting for will be waiting for us at the store, in our size, perched on the sale rack. After a few hours of retail therapy, our dogs start barking and we get into the car to drive back to my parents’ house…or so Lauren and I think.

When we’re almost back home, my mother veers off course – and next thing you know, we’re somewhere not fun, like Walmart. And it’s never a quick trip either. Mom will spend 45 minutes pushing her cart up and down aisles before she even starts looking for what’s on her list. And Lauren and I revert to preschool-ish behavior – like whining or saying we have to go to the bathroom – to encourage Mom to move faster than molasses.

But I have to admit that being kidnapped this past weekend wasn’t too bad. While my sister occupied herself carrying out her signature prank (Lauren likes to throw a couple of random items into Mom’s shopping cart, just to watch her hilarious reaction at the register), I killed time in the beauty aisle. I was in desperate need of a hair clip, so I perused the selection from Goody. Goody has never let me down before, so I picked up their new Ouchless Flexible Claw Clip. Not only did this clip not disappoint, I was pretty impressed – because it holds your hair in place without the annoying inconveniences of other claw clips.

First, the clip has covered hinges, which eliminates snags. Second, the teeth are curved in a way that prevents them from digging into your scalp – love that! Finally, the teeth are flexible – so go ahead and lean back, lean back, lean back, lean back. The people at Goody are a bunch of Albert Einsteins, I’ll tell you what.

For less than $4, you get two medium-sized clips…plus motivation to throw out all of those inferior claw clips that have been a pain in your cranium all of these years.

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