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

Dermadoctor Physical Chemistry


One of my all-time favorite products is Dermadoctor KP Duty, a dual action body exfoliator that combines the benefits of a chemical peel and microdermabrasion. It was developed to treat chicken skin - those little red bumps that many people get on their upper arms. But, for years, I've been using it to exfoliate my legs pre-shave.  There's really no body exfoliator CONTINUE READING

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Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Stila All Is Bright Lip Glaze Set

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Stila All Is Bright Holiday Lip Glaze Set Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Stila All Is Bright Lip Glaze SetWarm and brighten up your lips this holiday season with the Stila All Is Bright Lip Glaze Set ($25), a set of glosses in eight delicious flavors and scents. This set includes six limited-edition and two bestselling shades that deliver non-stop, 1.21 gigawatts of shimmer and shine.

Shades include:

  • black cherry
  • sugar plum
  • jolly
  • jingle
  • holly
  • speldor
  • joy
  • jack frost

With just a few clicks of the pen, your lips will go from demure to dazzling with stila’s cult classic gloss. Available at Nordstrom, Sephora, and Ulta.

For more expert gift picks, check out Spoiled Pretty’s Holiday Gift Guide 2012!

Holiday Gift Guide 2012: C. Wonder Monogram Gifts

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I love giving gifts with a personal touch, like these goodies from C. Wonder.

 

C Wonder Initial Charm Holiday Gift Guide 2012: C. Wonder Monogram GiftsC. Wonder Initial Letter Charm ($15): How charming! Put a personal touch on everything from bags and zippers to bracelets and dog collars with our gleaming 14k gold-plated initial charms. These one-of-a-kind accents are letter-perfect pieces to call your own or give as a gift to everyone on your list.

 

C Wonder Monogram Votive Holiday Gift Guide 2012: C. Wonder Monogram GiftsC. Wonder Monogram Votive ($8): These spray colored glass monogram votives make for a charming housewarming or hostesses gift, especially when paired with our monogram decorative plates. Each letter comes in a different color – there are a total of six – so when grouped together and illuminated, the votives make for an eclectically chromatic scene.

 

 

C Wonder Monogram Jewelry box Holiday Gift Guide 2012: C. Wonder Monogram GiftsC. Wonder Monogram Jewelry Box ($78): This sleek, lacquered jewelry box is finished with a velvet lining that makes it perfect for storing keepsakes and stashing personal items with panache. Each one features a prominent initial clasp crafted from 18k gold-plated hardware. It’s also offered in an array of cheerful colors. CONTINUE READING

Holiday Gift Guide 2012: MOR ‘Essential Moments – Honey Nectar’ Set

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MOR Essential Moments Honey Nectar Set Holiday Gift Guide 2012: MOR Essential Moments   Honey Nectar Set Since discovering MOR Cosmetics last year during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, I have been obsessed with their products. So my holiday bath and body gift picks are the products that introduced me to the brand. The MOR ‘Essential Moments – Honey Nectar’ Set ($25) includes a Soap Bar, Body Butter and Hand Cream. The Honey Nectar scent is one of the best fragrances I’ve ever smelled. I’m not a big honey fan, but the scent isn’t so literal; it also features notes of brown sugar, candied almonds and warm vanilla milk.

For more expert gift picks, check out Spoiled Pretty’s Holiday Gift Guide 2012!

Holiday Gift Guide 2012: L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream Trio

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LOccitane Shea Butter Hand Cream Trio Holiday Gift Guide 2012: LOccitane Shea Butter Hand Cream TrioShea Butter Hand Cream is the #1 international best-seller from L’Occitane, and one of my personal favorites. Enriched with 20% shea butter, this super-creamy hand balm quickly penetrates to protect, nourish and regenerate dry skin. The scent is light, yet intoxicating. Smooth even the most hard-working hands with a blend of nourishing ingredients including almond oil, honey, coconut oil and antioxidant vitamin E.

The Shea Butter Hand Cream Trio ($28) is a perennial favorite on my holiday gift list. Keep one tube on your vanity at home, stash one tube at work and throw the third tube in your purse so you’re never without this little luxury.

For more expert gift picks, check out Spoiled Pretty’s Holiday Gift Guide 2012!

Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Echo Tech Hat

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echo tech hat Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Echo Tech Hat

How adorbs (and ingeniously practical) is the Echo Tech Hat? With lightweight, removable headphones sewn right into the hat, you can keep the tunes in and the cold out without missing a beat.

It’s available for $45 at Nordstrom and Zappos.

For more expert gift picks, check out Spoiled Pretty’s Holiday Gift Guide 2012!

Holiday Gift Guide 2012: BaubleBar + essie Collection

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BaubleBar + essie 21 Holiday Gift Guide 2012: BaubleBar + essie CollectionBaubleBar.com has joined forces with essie to create the perfect winter treat. Through this unique partnership, BaubleBar has designed a limited edition set of bracelets inspired by the essie Winter 2012 Collection, leading lady. Shoppers can build their own matching gift sets, which include three BaubleBar bracelets and one bottle of essie nail polish,
retailing for $50 per set.

BaubleBar + essie 1 1024x671 Holiday Gift Guide 2012: BaubleBar + essie CollectionEach signature BaubleBar bracelet is designed to match the essie shades of the season and comes with a full size bottle of the corresponding color. You can then select two additional bracelets from a suite of products to complete your personalized set. And each four-piece set arrives complete with a luxe pouch, making it the perfect package for gifting, whether you’re
stuffing someone’s stocking or looking for a personal pick-me-up.

For more expert gift picks, check out Spoiled Pretty’s Holiday Gift Guide 2012!

Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Georgetown Cupcake

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Georgetown cupcake holiday Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Georgetown CupcakeIn 2010 when I was pregnant with Westley, I craved cupcakes. So right before I gave birth, my sister – who lives in DC – told me that she would be bringing me a dozen cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcake, to celebrate. I was excited to finally meet my little man, but I was also absolutely giddy about getting my taste buds all over those cupcakes.

Long story short: I had a C-section which left me with little to no appetite for a few days post-surgery. I didn’t want the cupcakes to go to waste, so I offered them to my friends and family who visited me in the hospital and kept one for myself – and after my appetite returned, I devoured what was quite possibly the BEST.CUPCAKE.EVER.

So when I was putting together Spoiled Pretty’s Holiday Gift Guide 2012, I immediately thought of Georgetown Cupcake. The cupcakes are $2.75 each, $15 for a half dozen and $29 for a dozen. If you don’t live near one of their five bakery locations (D.C.; Bethesda, MD; N.Y.C.; Boston; and L.A.), you can have them shipped to your doorstep (as long as you’re within the Continental U.S.). CONTINUE READING

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