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

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

Fashion Week

MAC First Look: J. Mendel

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jmendel MAC First Look: J. Mendel
“Uptown chic, ladies who lunch, metallic, luxury.”
Gucci Westman – Key Artist

jmendel face MAC First Look: J. Mendel
Face
Concealer was applied to the skin where necessary. MAC Cherche and Lillicent Blushcremes were blended into the cheekbones for light contouring. Blot Powder Loose was dusted down the center of the face. Luna Crème Colour Base was applied for a slight highlighting effect. Brows were filled in with appropriate Brow Pencils and stroked with Liquid Liner in Boot Black.

jmendel eyes MAC First Look: J. Mendel
Eyes
MAC Quite Natural and Root Crème Colour Bases were applied with a smoky, round application on the eyelid and extended down under the outer lower lash line. Green Smoke Eye Shadow and Dark Soul Pigment were mixed and blended into the crease to darken. Vanilla Eye Shadow was brushed into the upper and lower lash lines. Molten Sol Liquid Last Liner was added onto the top lash line for a metallic pop. Lashes were left bare.

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Lips
Lips were left neutral with an application of MAC 2N Lipstick.

 MAC First Look: J. Mendel

MAC First Look: Carolina Herrera

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“It’s all about a strong mouth. It’s sophisticated, but playful at the same time.”
Diane Kendal – Key Artist

ch face MAC First Look: Carolina Herrera
Face
MAC Studio Tech Foundation was applied where needed for fresh, moisturized skin. Burgundy Paintstick was blended onto the apples of the cheeks with fingers.

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Eyes
A small about of MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack was applied to the lash line with Brush 210. Eye lashes were curled and coated with Plush Lash Mascara in Black – heavy on the top lashes and light on the bottom lashes.

ch lips MAC First Look: Carolina Herrera
Lips
A mixture of MAC Lip Pencils in Nightmoth and Chestnut were sheared out on the lips and Media Lipstick was layered over. A touch of MAC Crème Colour Base in Black was blended into the center of the lips with Brush 316.

 MAC First Look: Carolina Herrera

MAC First Look: Malandrino

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malandrino MAC First Look: Malandrino
“Very organic. Very green. Reminiscent of leaves.”
Tom Pecheux – Key Artist

malandrino face MAC First Look: Malandrino
Face
For very matte skin, MAC Studio Fix Fluid was applied to the face, followed by Blot Powder Loose.

malandrino eyes MAC First Look: Malandrino
Eyes
Using MAC Brush 224, Bitter Eye Shadow was applied very lightly all over lids and softly in the crease. Velvet Moss Eye Shadow was brushed onto the lower lash line, followed by Tealo Powerpoint Eye Pencil layered gently over lower lash line.

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Lips
Lips were conditioned with Lip Conditioner to help with texture, followed by Lip Erase.

 MAC First Look: Malandrino

Felix Rey Giveaway!

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I don’t really fancy myself a trendsetter. But for New York Fashion Week, I pulled out all the stops. Nordstrom LBD. BCBG patent pumps. Oversized sunglasses. Designer handbags galore.

felixrey+009 Felix Rey Giveaway!Unfortunately, one of my most stylish accessories never saw the light of day because it stayed hidden in my purse. So it makes its debut tonight. Behold, my Felix Rey cosmetic case.

Check out the intricate lace motif and the logo zipper pull…super chic!

Felix Rey was born in 2001, when friends Lily Rafii and Sulaika Zarrouk decided to design accessories for the smart and stylish girl-about-town. They soon realized they were on to something when their bags started selling out at Bergdorf’s. Then fictional fashionista Carrie Bradshaw carried one of their bags on “Sex And The City” – and the rest, as they say, is history.

Today, Felix Rey continues to create haute handbags – as well as belts, wallets, umbrellas, and other small accessories that round out the line. They describe their customer as “the modern girl with a whimsical flair for style,” and their celebrity fans include Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Lopez, Lucy Liu, Jessica Simpson, Anne Hathaway, and Paris Hilton – just to name a few.

I’m a huge fan too…which is why I am so thrilled to announce that Spoiled Pretty is giving away three of their cosmetic bags! Yay!! Thank you, Felix Rey!!!

To enter the giveaway, visit the Felix Rey website and find out who the company is named after. Then send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com – be sure to include the answer and your full name. The subject line should read “Felix Rey Giveaway.”

The contest ends at 9 pm EST on Sunday, February 17th. Winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, February 18th, I’ll announce the winners’ names. Please, only one comment per person; duplicate comments will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. & Canadian residents. Good luck!

MAC First Look: Luca Luca

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lucaluca MAC First Look: Luca Luca
“Sophisticated glam rock.”
Tom Pecheux – Key Artist

luca face MAC First Look: Luca Luca
Face
MAC Studio Fix Fluid was applied where needed on the face, followed by Select Sheer Loose Powder.

luca eyes MAC First Look: Luca Luca
Eyes
MAC Carbon and Ground Brown Eye Shadows were blended from lash line to just above the crease for a smoky eye. Satin Taupe Eye Shadow was placed in the corners of the eyes brushed out and up towards the brows with Brush 224. MAC 7 Lashes were applied, followed by MAC PRO Lash in Black.

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Lips
A sheer lip was created with applying MAC Lust is Lush Lipgelee.

 MAC First Look: Luca Luca

MAC First Look: Ports 1961

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ports MAC First Look: Ports 1961
“Mystical, romantic, magical, Scottish-Gaelic influence.”
Isabelle LePage – Key Artist

ports face MAC First Look: Ports 1961
Face
Select Moisture Cover Concealer was applied where needed.

ports eyes MAC First Look: Ports 1961
Eyes
For a berry-stained eye, MAC Lipgelee in Moistly was dabbed onto lids from lash line to just above the eye with Brush 202. A piece of clear plastic was cut to the shape of the lids and layered on top of the lid. MAC PRO Lash Mascara in Brown was brushed into the lashes. Brows were combed up with Brow Set in Clear.

ports lips MAC First Look: Ports 1961
Lips
Burgundy Lip Mix and MAC Matte Texture were blended together and stippled onto lips with a 242 Brush for a berry stain.

 MAC First Look: Ports 1961

MAC First Look: Herve Leger by Max Azria

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hl MAC First Look: Herve Leger by Max Azria
“Sexy bond bitches – wet liquid eyes and gorgeous skin – a just-came-out-of-the-water look.”
Val Garland – Key Artist

hl face MAC First Look: Herve Leger by Max Azria
Face
Face and Body Foundation was buffed into the skin using Brush 187 followed by a touch of Blot Powder Loose on the t-zone. Cheeks were lightly contoured with MAC Crème Colour Base in Bamboo and highlighted with Crème Colour Base in Hush.

hl eyes MAC First Look: Herve Leger by Max Azria
Eyes
MAC Gloss Texture was blended with Reflects Gold to create a sheer and shiny base on the lids. Photogravure Technakohl Eye Liner was smudged on the lash line using MAC Brush 224. PRO Lash Mascara in Black was brushed onto lashes using MAC Fan Brush 205 for a defined lash.

hl lips MAC First Look: Herve Leger by Max Azria
Lips
MAC Paintstick in Cool Pink was faintly blotted onto lips.

 MAC First Look: Herve Leger by Max Azria

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