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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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.

Join Rue La La and Get $10 Credit!

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 Join Rue La La and Get $10 Credit!

It’s all about the Hamiltons, baby.

Join Rue La La (membership is free) now thru March 3 and get a $10 credit*. All you have to do is sign up using my personal invite link. It’s that easy.

Get money…get money…

*Credit will appear in your account within 48 hours.

NARS Opens Its First Flagship Boutique!

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 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.

Perfect+10 Get Party Perfect With P&G Beauty and Grooming

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.

Urban Expressions Axel Studded Wallet

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Okay, okay. I realize that I’m on a wallet kick lately. Even though I already bought an uber cute leopard print Felix Rey wallet, I just couldn’t resist this one from Urban Expressions that I discovered at my local DSW. For only about $20, I picked up a dead ringer for the $395 Be & D Garbo Stud Wallet (seen below)!

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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

VenomousVillains Cruella Lipstick InnocenceBeware 300 MAC Venomous VillainsVenomousVillains Cruella Lipstick Heartless 300 MAC Venomous Villains

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

VenomousVillains Cruella BeautyPowder HerOwnDevices 300 MAC Venomous Villains

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

VenomousVillians EvilQueen EyeShadow HerAlterImage 300 MAC Venomous VillainsVenomousVillians EvilQueen EyeShadow Vainglorious 300 MAC Venomous VillainsVenomousVillians EvilQueen EyeShadow VileViolet 300 MAC Venomous Villains

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

VenomousVillians EvilQueen PowderBrush BiteOfAnApple 300 MAC Venomous Villains

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

VenomousVillians EvilQueen PenultimateBrowMarker 300 MAC Venomous Villains

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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