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Christian Siriano Makes Over Your Kitchen Sponge

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Fashion designer Christian Siriano is giving your kitchen sponge an extreme makeover.
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The Project Runway Season 4 winner has teamed up with the O-Cel-O brand on new scrub sponges inspired by his 2011 spring collection. Launching now at retail locations nationwide, the scrub sponges offer fun and unexpected style for the sink – perfect for cleaning up your hot mess of dirty dishes.

“African, Indian and Asian influences served as the inspiration for my first-ever sponge designs,” said Siriano. “Both patterns, Leopard and Muse, are meant to captivate the eye through the use of color and the latest trends.”

The limited edition O-Cel-O™ No-Scratch Scrub Sponges are ideal for cleaning delicate surfaces from glassware and china to counters and stainless steel cookware. The scrub sponges are available in a 2-pack for a suggested retail price of $2.59 or a 3-pack for $3.60.

Victoria’s Secret Incredible Bra Is Aptly Named

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Since I gave birth in August, I have been rotating five sad-looking nursing bras. For a while now, I’ve been meaning to upgrade to more sexy support systems. But as most new mothers know, there’s not a lot of free time those first few months – and when you do get some downtime, you take a nap.

But last week, I decided enough was enough. It was high time my undergarments made me feel like a woman again, rather than a milk maid. So I made a sojourn to Victoria’s Secret to get outfitted for a ultra-feminine bra.

The first thing I did upon entering the land of lingerie was flag down a helpful salesperson and asked to be fitted. Pre-pregnancy, I was barely a 34B – but her tape measure revealed that, post-pregnancy, I am now a 36D!!!

I told the saleswoman that I was in search of a bra that would give the girls some serious lift (post-baby, gravity is not your friend). I also mentioned how frustrated I have become with my nursing bras and the fact that they look lumpy under my form-fitting tops. So she introduced me to Victoria’s Secret Incredible Bra and selected a few styles to try on.

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In the dressing room, I discovered that the Incredible Bra is aptly named. It’s moniker isn’t just a clever marketing ploy. It was as if Victoria’s Secret read my mind and created a bra just for me. So I snagged the Incredible Demi Bra (for everyday) and the Incredible Front-Close Push Up Bra (for dramatic, Jessica Rabbit-esque décolletage). So what’s so incredible about these bras? Lemme break it down:

The bras have a cushioned underwire doesn’t dig, bind or pinch. Both styles I purchased are front-close, which makes it, literally, a snap for me to nurse my constantly hungry baby boy. Last, but definitely not least, both bras feature self-adjusting straps that fit perfectly every time. I don’t know about you – but this was the ultimate selling point for me…my bra straps stay slippin’ and it drives me insane. The Incredible Bra is also available in a wide range of shades and pattens, which is a nice change from the pedestrian palette of most nursing bras.

I am beyond pleased with my new bras. Visit your local Victoria’s Secret store, try one on for size, and it’ll be incredible if you leave the store empty-handed.

NARS Opens Its First Flagship Boutique!

 NARS Opens Its First Flagship Boutique!

Since launching his eponymous brand sixteen years ago, François Nars had dreams of opening a namesake boutique. After years of searching for the quintessential site, he found the perfect location in the West Village and turned to Fabien Baron to help bring his vision to life. 

The NARS boutique will officially open its doors at 413 Bleecker Street in NYC on February 10, 2011!

By now you’ve probably seen the above12-lipstick “logo treatment” in ad campaigns in and around New York City. “NARS 413 BLKR” was conceptualized with Fabien’s team at Baron & Baron and the shortened street name boasts an insiders’ vibe with a cheeky nod to the neighborhood. Jungle Red Lipstick, one of the first 12 lipsticks that launched NARS Cosmetics, provides the black-and-white logo with a bold pop of color, a color scheme that will also be seen within the boutique.

More details will be revealed soon on the NARS Facebook page.

Get Party Perfect With P&G Beauty and Grooming

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The holidays are a time to do for others. But just because you’re busy showing others how much you care doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take the time to spoil yourself pretty.

You don’t have to worry about looking less than lovely this holiday season. P&G Beauty and Grooming brands like COVERGIRL, Clairol, Olay and Pantene offer the following dependable (and affordable!) products so you can look fabulously festive for any occasion – planned or impromptu.

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Olay Regenerist Anti-Aging Eye Roller is a concentrated anti-aging treatment featuring a pen-shaped applicator that gently massages skin to fight the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the delicate eye area. It sends your under eye bags packing in 30 seconds, so you look fresh and radiant all season long.

When the occasion calls for looking beautiful at a moment’s notice, makeup should never disappoint.

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COVERGIRL’s Simply Ageless Foundation provides a flawless finish without settling into fine lines and wrinkles throughout the day. The lightweight yet buildable formula goes on sheer – making imperfections seem to disappear while improving skin condition over time.

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Shopping, cooking, decorating and entertaining rarely leave time for hair color throughout the season. Clairol Perfect 10 by Nice ‘n Easy gives hair high gloss, high shine and gorgeous color in just ten minutes. Got grays? No problem, silver belles! Perfect 10 delivers 100 percent, long-lasting gray coverage.

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The holidays are prime time for unexpected photos, and you shouldn’t hide behind dry, frizzy locks. Pantene Pro-V Restore Beautiful Lengths Shine Enhance Replenishing Mask has an advanced formula to treat rough, dull hair and leave it looking and feeling smooth and silky.

So even when the weather outside looks frightful, thanks to P&G Beauty and Grooming, you’ll look and feel delightful.

For more holiday beauty tips and enter to win a luxe NYC getaway, visit MustHaveIts.com.

This post was sponsored by P&G Beauty and Grooming.

LORAC Cyber Monday Collection

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LORAC has a kit available on their website (loraccosmetics.com) for Cyber Monday. It’s called CYBER MONDAY COLLECTION and it contains 5 products including 2 shades of Baked Matte Satin Eye Shadow, On Screen Duo Highlighter/Cream Liner, a Lotsa Lip Gloss and Lotsa Lipstick all in a chic black makeup bag. The products were hand-picked by Celebrity Makeup Artist and LORAC Founder, Carol Shaw. It’s a steal for only $25 with a $100 value! Available on Monday 11/29, while supplies last.

MAC Me Over: Be The Face For MAC’s Fall 2011 Collection!

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MAC Cosmetics just announced the launch of MAC Me Over!, the first of its kind national contest that aims to tap into its fan base to be the official faces for its Fall Color Collection. The contest runs now through December 20th.
Six very lucky winners will be chosen and flown to New York City, where they will have the opportunity to be photographed by an award-winning celebrity and fashion photographer, and those photographs may be used as part of materials that will appear at MAC stores and counters throughout the world. The criteria: Style, Heart and Soul.
“MAC Me Over! is a true celebration of MAC’s credo – All Ages, All Races, All Sexes,” says James Gager, Creative Director, MAC Cosmetics Worldwide. “The program allows us to honor our fans by celebrating their individual personality and style.”
Ro enter, log on to macmeover.com and submit a photo and blurb, or video of yourself that describe why you should be a winner of our “MAC Me Over” contest. The written or spoken part of your video entry must begin with the phrase: “MAC Me Over! because…” and then let your unique style, personality and flair shine through. The lucky winners will be announced in August 2011 and selected by James Gager, Creative Director, MAC Cosmetics Worldwide.

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. The MAC Cosmetics “MAC Me Over!” contest is sponsored by MAC Cosmetics. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. & D.C., 18 or older as of date of entry. Starts at 12:00:01 a.m. ET on 11/15/10 and ends 11:59:59 p.m. ET on 12/20/10. For Official Rules, visit macmeover.com.

MAC Venomous Villains

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‘Member back in May when I scooped y’all about MAC Cosmetics’ clever collabo with Disney? Well, Venomous Villains is almost here and Spoiled Pretty has a sneak peek at the collection.

MAC+Venomous+Villains MAC Venomous VillainsA potion to poison, an apple to bite, a spell to cast…bad never looked so good. A crystal ball of color created from your favorite Disney Venomous Villains, inspired by the three most infamously frosty, fabulous and formidable of Disney’s Dark Ladies…and one dastardly Dr. Facilier. Don’t you love it? A MAC and Disney collaboration to celebrate the dark side in every one of us, in a glamorous sort of way. Who’s the fairest one of all? Four separate mini-collections, in haute animated couture. The incomparable Cruella de Vil and Snow White’s Evil Queen, each featured on one ultra primary displayer Sleeping Beauty’s Maleficent and The Princess and the Frog’s Dr. Facilier are both up to no good on their own. Uniquely designed iconic packaging you will kill for, cunning characters and bedeviled beauties that are so alluring, you can’t help but wonder: what would it be like to be one?

CRUELLA DE VIL


Eye Shadow, $15.50

VenomousVillains Cruella EyeShadow SweetJoy 300 MAC Venomous VillainsVenomousVillains Cruella EyeShadow De Vil 300 MAC Venomous VillainsVenomousVillains Cruella EyeShadow Carbon 300 MAC Venomous Villains

Sweet Joy: Frosted creamy pale gold (Frost)
De-Vil: Rich copper (Veluxe pearl)
Carbon: Intense black (Matte)

Lipstick, $15.50

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Innocence, Beware!: Light yellow pink (Cremesheen)
Heartless: Cherry red (Amplified)

Lipglass, $15.50

VenomousVillains Cruella Lipstglass WickedWays 300 MAC Venomous VillainsVenomousVillains Cruella Lipstglass DevilishlyStylish 300 MAC Venomous Villains

Wicked Ways: Light nude with gold pearl
Devilishly Stylish: Deep fuchsia with pink pearl

Powder Blush, $19.50

VenomousVillains Cruella PowderBrush DarklyMyDear 300 MAC Venomous Villains

Darkly My Dear: Dirty brown plum (Matte)

Beauty Powder, $25

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Her Own Devices: Cool nude

Penultimate Eye Liner, $16.50

VenomousVillains Cruella PenultimateEyeLiner Rapidblack 300 MAC Venomous Villains

Rapidblack: True black

EVIL QUEEN

Eye Shadow, $15.50

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Her Alter Image: Light violet (Veluxe pearl)
Vainglorious: Bronze burgundy (Frost)
Vile Violet: Deep dirty blue purple (Matte)

Lipstick, $15.50

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Toxic Tale: Bright coral (Satin)
Sinister: Soft brown plum (Lustre)

Lipglass, $15.50

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Strange Potion: Soft coral pink
Hot House: Deep raspberry with pink pearl

Powder Blush, $19.50

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Bite of an Apple: Soft coral pink (Matte)

Beauty Powder, $25

VenomousVillians EvilQueen BeautyPowder2 OhSoFair 300 MAC Venomous Villains

Oh So Fair: Clean pink with gold pearl

Penultimate Brow Marker, $16.50

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MALEFICENT

Mineralize Eye Shadow (DUO), $21

VenomousVillains Maleficent EMineralizeEyeShadowDuo MyDarkMa MAC Venomous VillainsVenomousVillains Maleficent EMineralizeEyeShadowDUO SheWhoDa MAC Venomous Villains

My Dark Magic: Deep pink with pink pearl/Deep plum with purple pearl
She Who Dares: Deep navy with blue pearl/Deep forest green with lime green pearl

Lipstick, $15.50

VenomousVillains Maleficent Lipstick Violetta 300 MAC Venomous VillainsVenomousVillains Maleficent Lipstick DarkDeed 300 MAC Venomous Villains

Violetta: Bright clean violet purple (Amplified)
Dark Deed: Burgundy plum (Amplified)

Lipglass, $15.50

VenomousVillains Maleficent Lipglass RevengeIsSweet 300 MAC Venomous VillainsVenomousVillains Maleficent Lipglass WrongSpell 300 MAC Venomous Villains

Revenge Is Sweet: Light yellow purple
Wrong Spell: Deep plum with pink purple

Beauty Powder, $25

VenomousVillains Maleficent BeautyPowder BriarRose 300 MAC Venomous Villains

Briar Rose: Soft violet pink with pearl

Nail Lacquer, $13

VenomousVillains Maleficent NailLacquer BadFairy 300 MAC Venomous VillainsVenomousVillains Maleficent NailLacquer Formidable 300 MAC Venomous VillainsVenomousVillains Maleficent NailLacquer Mean%26Green 300 MAC Venomous Villains

Bad Fairy: Red with red multi-changing pearl
Formidable!: Teal green with pink multi-changing pearl
Mean & Green: Purple with teal multi-changing pearl

DR. FACILIER

M·A·C Magically Cool Liquid Powder, $29.50

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Truth & Light: Sheer shimmer that reflects silver and pink
Cajun: Sheer bronze shimmer that reflects gold

Lipgelée, $15.50

VenomousVillains Dr.Facilier Lipgel%C3%A9e ResortLife 300 MAC Venomous Villains

Resort Life: Off white with pink pearl

Greasepaint Stick, $17.50

VenomousVillains Dr.Facilier GreasepaintStick SlickBlack 300 MAC Venomous VillainsVenomousVillains Dr.Facilier GreasepaintStick FrenchQuarter  MAC Venomous Villains

Slick Black: True carbon black
French Quarter: Dirty black green with multi-colour pearl

Pigment, $19.50

VenomousVillains Dr.Facilier Pigment Melon 300 MAC Venomous VillainsVenomousVillains Dr.Facilier Pigment Brash%26Bold 300 MAC Venomous VillainsVenomousVillains Dr.Facilier PushTheEdge 300 MAC Venomous Villains

Melon: Soft bright golden peach (Frost)
Brash & Bold: Bright magenta (Frost)
Push the Edge: Deep bright purple with pearl (Frost)

Zoom Fast Black Lash: Deepest black, $14

VenomousVillains Dr.Facilier ZoomFastBlackLash 300 MAC Venomous Villains

MAC I’m So Vain Mirror, $12

VenomousVillains Dr.Facilier MacImSoVainMirror 300 MAC Venomous Villains

Compact inspired by collaboration; interior contains standard mirror on one side and magnifying mirror on alternate side.

MAC Venomous Villains will be on counter starting September 30 through October 2010.

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