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Best.Valentine’s.Day.Cards.Ever

emilymcdowellstudio card FWhile perusing Etsy, I discovered the Emily McDowell Studio, which makes the BEST greeting cards – even for people who don’t really like giving/receiving cards. They are absolutely hilarious!

Here a few of their love-themed cards that would be perfect to send your special someone (who shares your sick sense of humor) for Valentine’s Day. But hurry – for guaranteed delivery in the US, you need to place your order by February 4.

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CND Vinylux Weekly Polish Review

cnd vinylux nail polishMy mom has been raving about CND Vinylux for months – so I had to see what all her fuss was about. I’m not a patient person, so when I paint my own nails, it looks terrible – the polish ends up all over my cuticles and is applied in the most uneven fashion. Then because I don’t have a fancy dryer, they get messed up even more. But since my husband and I decided to cut out “wants” vs. “needs” (we are saving for our first home), I decided that I have to start doing my own nails and requested a sample of CND Vinylux to try.

My typical go-to colors are very neutral, so I decided to go for it even further by requesting brighter colors. I selected: Wildfire, Pink Bikini and Powder My Nose. I trimmed my nails, filed them and buffed them as best as I could. I then applied 2 coats of “Wildfire” and then the top coat – no base coat was required. In about 10 minutes my nails were completely dry!  And in the couple of areas where the polish got on my cuticles, I was able to peel it right off.   (more…)

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2014: 20 Can’t Miss Beauty Exclusives!

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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 a wide variety of brands, which are only available during this time.

Have you seen their Beauty Exclusives? They are a beauty junkie’s dream come true. There are 312 amazeball deals, which is a lot to wade through. So before you head to your local store or nordstrom.com, allow me to play personal shopper and make some recommendations.  (more…)

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Why Lush is Luscious

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Hello Spoiled Pretty readers.  I am thrilled to be a contributing writer for SP!  I’ve been looking for a hobby and thought “why don’t I funnel my interests to one place?”  I hope that you enjoy my suggestions as we go through the journey of my new hobby together.

First and foremost – I absolutely LOVE Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics products.  My first experience in one of their stores dates back 5ish years.  My mother, sister and I were on our way home from a Yankees game (a tradition of ours), and we had some time to kill before getting to our train.  We were on 14th Street walking away from Union Square when an adorable young man coaxed us into the shop promising us free facials and hand treatments.  The scent that was pouring out of the door and into the New York City air was intoxicating.  It was sweet and delicious – so we decided to indulge ourselves… (more…)

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