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

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A Rosa Arctica by Any Other Name…

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In the winter of 2011, I was introduced to Kiehl’s Rosa Arctica Youth Regenerating Cream – and whatever moisturizer I was using at the time went by the wayside. I honestly don’t remember which moisturizer came before (and who cares, really) but I do remember that it couldn’t compete with the Rosa Arctica results. After using it for not that long, I noticed a significant improvement in my skin. During the colder months, my skin is Sahara dry and there are only a few moisturizers on the market hydrating enough to quench its thirst; Rosa Arctic is one of them. But it gets better; the thick cream also smoothes, reduces lines and wrinkles, improves firmness and gives it a youthful glow.

Rosa Arctica Youth Regenerating Cream is so fabulous that it pains me when I retire it for the spring and summer months, when my face turns into an oil slick of BP proportions. As it turns out, I wasn’t the only one wishing for a lighter version of this must-have moisturizer. In response to customer demand for a lightweight texture, Kiehl’s just launched Rosa Arctica Lightweight Cream.

Kiehl’s, knowing how much I adore the original, sent me a sneak peek of the new formulation and I have been using it faithfully for a few weeks. I love it as much as the original and I’m so thrilled that I can now use Rosa Arctica year-round. CONTINUE READING

HomeGoods Stylescope: What’s Your Style?

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HomeGoods announced today the launch of its brand new Stylescope. HomeGoods partnered with interior designer and TV Host, Taniya Nayak, to create the new Stylescope, a quick and fun quiz that reveals your personal home design horoscope.

Stylescope also offers shopping tips, Pinterest inspiration and ways to incorporate your personal style into your home profile.

I took the test and I’m a Socialite. “The Socialite knows two things very well: luxury designer deals when she sees them and how to have fun! She likes to see and be seen. She’s into high fashion, and yes, she is absolutely in the ‘in’ crowd. She has an energetic fervor to her decorating, and she works hard to fill her home with the very best things.”

What’s your style?

Click here to take the new HomeGoods Stylescope quiz.

Best Beauty Buys

Posted on by daneen in Baby, Bath and Body, Featured, Fragrance, Hair, Holy Grail, Perfume, Skin Care, Tools | 1 Comment

spoiled pretty best beauty buys 1024x799 Best Beauty BuysI love beauty. But what I love more is introducing women to beauty products that they never knew existed but will change their lives. That’s why I started Spoiled Pretty, after all.

I’ve been blogging since 2007 and have posted 2,900+ product reviews and articles. I’ve dropped a lot of knowledge over the past five years and I encourage you to search the site and get better acquainted. But for those who are short on time or need to quickly get down to the nitty gritty, I’ve added an exciting feature to Spoiled Pretty.

Best Beauty Buys is a new option on the navigation bar (top left). Browse my favorite products in seven categories: Baby, Bath and Body, Fragrance, Hair, Makeup, Skin Care and Tools. And be sure to bookmark or check back often, as I’ll be frequently updating with fabulous finds.

Did any of your personal faves make my list? Any best beauty buys you’re dying to try? Tell me in the comments!

Get 30% Off EVERYTHING at Ann Taylor This Weekend!

Posted on by daneen in Discounts, Fashion, Featured, Sale | Leave a comment

 

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Remember how I was telling you about all of the goodies I was stockpiling in my Ann Taylor virtual cart? Well, I just made quite the purchase (hopefully, Mr. Spoiled Pretty isn’t reading this and he’ll think that new, cute clothes just magically appeared in our closet). I was frugal all summer – and I really do need some new Fall staples – so this was my gift for being good and practicing some retail restraint these past few months.

I scored a HUGE discount on this purchase thanks to Ann Taylor’s Fall Fashion Weekend, which starts today and ends Monday, September 10. Get 30% off EVERYTHING (even sale) by using the promo code FALL30!

Here’s what I snatched up:

Ann Taylor White Leopard Camp Shirt Get 30% Off EVERYTHING at Ann Taylor This Weekend!

White Leopard Camp Shirt

Ann Taylor A Line Sweater Get 30% Off EVERYTHING at Ann Taylor This Weekend!A-Line 3/4 Sleeve Sweater

Ann Taylor Stretch Twill Pencil Skirt Get 30% Off EVERYTHING at Ann Taylor This Weekend!

Stretch Twill Pencil Skirt

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Static Print Cropped Pants

 

If you end up taking advantage of the sale, let me know what you buy in the comments section. Happy shopping!

Michelle Obama’s DNC Nail Polish Was Artistic Colour Gloss Soak Off Gel in “Vogue”

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MSNBC reports that Michelle Obama wore Artistic Colour Gloss Soak Off Color Gel in “Vogue” last night at the Democratic National Convention.

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Did Michelle Obama Wear OPI Nail Polish at the 2012 DNC?

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Last night, Michelle Obama nailed her Democratic National Convention speech, but it was her manicure that stole the show. Her nails – painted in a smoky blue (that just so happened to match the hem of her Tracy Reese dress) – nearly broke Twitter.

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Okay, I exaggerate…but people were going cray cray trying to guess what brand and shade the F.L.O.T.U.S. was sporting.

Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Executive VP & Artistic Director for OPI, thinks she might know the answer. CONTINUE READING

L’Oreal Paris New York Nudes Collection

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Colour Riche Nail shades (l to r): park ave luncheon, broadway boogie, till the sun comes up, hudson sunset, downtown chic, brownie points. For Colour Riche Le Gloss shades, see below.

As a beauty blogger, sometimes I contact brands to request products I would like to try or products readers have requested that I review. But sometimes, products that I never knew existed – and are a million times better than anything I could’ve asked for – just show up on my doorstep. Today was that kind of day.

I returned from a long day at work to be greeted by a goody box from L’Oreal Paris. Inside was their brand new New York Nudes Collection, a sophisticated limited-edition range that includes six flesh-toned shades of Colour Riche Nail and coordinating Colour Riche Le Gloss. These modern shades – from soft ivory to rich ebony – beautifully complement the unique tonalities of women of all skin tones – creating a flawless nude look.

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