In 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.). (more…)
Carol’s Daughter Joy of Vanilla Body Indulgence Trio is the gift for that vanilla lover in your life. I, myself, am a vanilla fiend. It’s my absolute favorite fragrance. But I have a discerning nose. Not all confection-scented beauty products are created equal and many are downright amateur and juvenile. Carol’s Daughter, on the other hand, does vanilla justice and offers some of the most elegant and inspired takes on the classic scent.
“Vanilla is one of my favorite notes to work with; it blends so beautifully with almost anything. Vanilla is warm and loving and conjures up happy thoughts, and at the same time it can add a subtle sensuality to a scent. Included in this set are two of our most popular vanilla fragrances from the past few years and an exciting new vanilla.” —Lisa Price, Founder of Carol’s Daughter
Carol’s Daughter Joy of Vanilla Body Indulgence Trio in Joy Box includes:
- 4 oz. Sugar-Dipped Vanilla Body Cream (notes of water lily, vanilla and cotton candy)
- 4 oz. Vanilla Petals Body Cream (notes of French marshmallow, soft florals and vanilla)
- 4 oz. Vanilla Truffle Body Cream (notes of creamy vanilla, white chocolate and turbinado sugar) (more…)
Kendra Scott is my favorite jewelry designer, and her beautiful baubles are on my own holiday wish list. I adore Kendra Scott jewelry so much that I told my sister that I would happily accept anything from her collection. Plus I love a pretty surprise. (more…)
If you’re applying your foundation with anything but the beautyblender sponge, you’re doing it wrong.
The point of foundation is to fool the eye of the beholder into thinking you were blessed with a flawless complexion. But if you’re applying it incorrectly, or with inferior tools, you just look like you’re wearing a makeup mask. The difference between foundation that looks like foundation and foundation that looks like skin is beautyblender.
Since I was introduced to beautyblender in 2007, we have been in a monogamous relationship. It is the only tool I use to apply my foundation. beautyblender’s elliptical shape allows you to access hard-to-reach areas with ease. Its suede-like texture repels product, so your foundation actually ends up on your face – rather than absorbed by the sponge. And its unique curves fit the contours of your face, leaving your makeup dazzling and undetectable.
I even use it to apply my concealer and cream blushes. beautyblender can also be used with moisturizers, eye treatment serums and lotions, makeup primers and makeup removers to be a truly hygienic, gentle way to ensure optimal use of the most advanced skin care products.
And if you have problem skin, I can’t recommend anything better for magically disguising blemishes and hyperpigmentation. beautyblender is reusable (perfect for those green gals), latex-free, non-allergenic, and odor free…and makes the PERFECT holiday gift. (more…)
Tarte’s Treat Yourself to Gorgeous is a 28 piece holiday collection from tarte featuring 20 Amazonian clay eye shadows, four cashmere waterproof gliding liners and four maracuja divine shine lip glosses.
Treat Yourself to Gorgeous is the perfect holiday gift because you can gift the whole thing or break this set into three substantial stocking stuffers! Each of the different components – 20 eye shadows, four eyeliners, and set of four glosses – comes in a beautiful individual box…so really, there’s no wrapping necessary. (more…)
This post title is actually misleading, as many sales have already started. Peruse the list below and let me know if there’s any deals/sales you know about that I’ve missed.
Happy shopping…and sayonara, savings account!
WHEN: November 21 – 25
DEAL: Get 40% off sitewide with code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout.
Bath & Body Works
WHEN: Now through December 24
DEAL #1: Free product (up to $13 value) with a minimum $10 purchase. Use code SHOPFREE10 at checkout.
Bath & Body Works
WHEN: While supplies last
DEAL #2: Get the 2012 V.I.P. Bag for $20 (it’s a $100 value) with any purchase of $40 or more. Use code VIP12 at checkout.
WHEN: Black Friday (November 23)
DEAL: Shoppers who spend $50 at Beauty Bar will receive an ultra-pampering gift with purchase from Philosophy. This exclusive gift set includes three of Philosophy’s newest offerings ($20 value): Purity Made Simple Foaming 3-in-1 Cleansing Gel for Face and Eyes, Eyes Wide Open Instant Refreshing and Depuffing Eye Gel, and The Microdelivery Exfoliating Body Wash. Enter code BBGWPBF at checkout.
WHEN: Cyber Monday (November 26)
DEAL: Shoppers who spend $100 will receive $20 off their purchase for one day only. Enter code BBCYBERMONDAY at checkout.
WHEN: November 25
DEAL: Spend $75 and get a free mini Shimmering Skin Perfector and full-size Beach Tint. Spend $125 and get those two products plus two full-size Glossy Lip Tints and a Becca Brown Cosmetics Pouch. Plus, Becca is releasing a limited-edition nail color collection for $30.
WHEN: November 23 – November 25
DEAL: Spend $30 and get a FREE deluxe mini BADgal lash mascara. Spend $60 and also get a FREE deluxe mini the porefessional. Spend $90 and also get a deluxe mini sugarbomb. Enter STAYCATION at checkout. (more…)