Get Catty With Wildfox Catfarer Sunglasses


I've been searching for some cat eye sunnies for forever. On a whim, I bought these Wildfox Catfarer Sunglasses from Shopbop - hoping that they wouldn't look too cartoonish. Even though I was afraid they'd be too large, I'm digging the oversized frames. They make a statement without overwhelming my face. And the cat eye shape is subtle, so it's not CONTINUE READING

Peep My Polish: Revlon Top Speed Nail Enamel in Superstitious


Now that I have two kids - and the youngest being 6 weeks old - I needed to get better acquainted with quick-dry nail polish options. I hardly have time to do anything, let alone a DIY - so I needed to find some lacquers that fit my new lifestyle. Yesterday, while going my grocery shopping, I picked up Revlon CONTINUE READING

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

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Neti Pot Gave My Cold The Cold Shoulder

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neti+pot+oprah+dr+oz Neti Pot Gave My Cold The Cold ShoulderI’ve been breathing out of my mouth for two days, thanks to a nasty cold and mutinous mucous membranes. Blowing my nose became an exercise in futility because no matter how hard I blew or how much came out (sorry, TMI, I know), my nasal passages stayed perpetually clogged.

As a mom-to-be, I don’t have many cold remedy options. So I decided to try the Neti Pot. Used by yoga practitioners for thousands of years, this therapy uses a salt and water solution to flush out the nasal cavity. Oprah featured the Neti Pot on her show, a few years back…and an O endorsement never hurts. On that eppy, Dr. Oz said, “The [ear, nose and throat] doctors who are specialists in this area will often say this is a better treatment than a lot of the other drugs that we try to offer folks, because it mechanically cleans out the problem.”

As I was too ill for a trip to the drugstore, I asked Mr. Spoiled Pretty to look for a Neti Pot on his grocery sojourn to Whole Foods. He returned with Ancient Secrets Nasal Cleansing Pot, which I used as such:

1. I poured 1/4 teaspoon of non-iodized table salt into the pot.
2. I filled the pot with warm water and mixed the solution to thoroughly dissolve the salt.
3. Then, I positioned my head over the bathroom sink and tilted my head to the side.
4. I inserted the spout of the pot into my raised nostril, creating a tight seal.
5. I then raised the pot to start a steady flow of saline solution into the raised nostril. If you’re doing it right, the water will flow through the one nostril and exit via the other nostril.
6. During the process, I breathed through my mouth – which was, after two days of severe nasal congestion, old hat to me.
7. After I irrigated the first nostril, I blew my nose to clear everything out, and repeated the process on the second nostril.

I was planning on reviewing the Neti Pot on this blog, whether or not it worked. And I am happy to report that, thanks to this ancient wonder, I am now breathing easier. I was surprised by how immediate the results were. I have to admit that the feeling of pouring salty water up your nose and watching your other nostril flow like a faucet is kind of gross. And the sensation is weird, though not very uncomfortable. But you get over all that once the air starts flowing freely through your nose again.

At $15-20, a Neti Pot will run you about 2 or 3 times the cost of nasal spray/mist. But once you have the pot, you’re all set because the only other ingredients you need are ones found in your home (water and table salt). And because the pot is reusable – you use it, wash it, and reuse it.

The Neti Pot gets Spoiled Pretty approval. Trust me…it’s a hot pick during cold season.

MAC Spring Colour Forecast and Riveting Swatches

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Spring Colour 1 Forecast: Pink

 MAC Spring Colour Forecast and Riveting Swatches
Blush Ombre in Azalea Blossom and Nail Lacquer in Galore Pink

 MAC Spring Colour Forecast and Riveting Swatches
Eyeshadow in Very Violet and Crush Metal Pigment: Stacked 1!

 MAC Spring Colour Forecast and Riveting Swatches
Lipglass in Electric Fuchsia and Lipsticks in Bubblegum and Pink Burst

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Spring Colour 2 Forecast: Coral

 MAC Spring Colour Forecast and Riveting Swatches
Eyeshadows in Straw Harvest and Perky; Nail Lacquer in Pink Wave

 MAC Spring Colour Forecast and Riveting Swatches
Lipsticks in Fresh Salmon and Rose Maiden; Lipglass in Kumquat

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Spring Colour 3 Forecast: Plum

 MAC Spring Colour Forecast and Riveting Swatches
Colour 3 Eyeshadow Quad and Lipstick in Radiccio

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Spring Colour 4 Forecast: Amber

 MAC Spring Colour Forecast and Riveting Swatches
Blush Ombre in Springshine

 MAC Spring Colour Forecast and Riveting Swatches
Colour 4 Eyeshadow Quad

 MAC Spring Colour Forecast and Riveting Swatches
Lipglass in Almondine and Lipstick in Beigeland

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Riveting (available February 18, 2010)

 MAC Spring Colour Forecast and Riveting Swatches
Powder Blush in Full Fuchsia and Dirty Plum

 MAC Spring Colour Forecast and Riveting Swatches
Lipstick in Metal Maven and Lipglass in True Babe

 MAC Spring Colour Forecast and Riveting Swatches
Lipstick in Riveting and Lipglass in Rock Out

 MAC Spring Colour Forecast and Riveting Swatches
Nail Lacquer in Wham, Bam, Glam

 MAC Spring Colour Forecast and Riveting Swatches
Nail Lacquer in Studded

 MAC Spring Colour Forecast and Riveting Swatches
Nail Lacquer in Black Enough?

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Product samples were provided by brand for review.

New From MAC: Spring Colour Forecast

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Spring+Colour+Forecast+Coral New From MAC: Spring Colour ForecastPick a mood, decide on a demeanour, then mix it up for a fervent flash of authentic emotion!

Spring Colour Forecast centers on four specific stories…keep it monochromatic or cross over to the other side. The result is deeply personal, vividly alive, artistic, undeniably impactful. Featured in four parts on four displayers, each with a different couture color trend inspiration making a strong, singular sensation on its own.

Product innovation is here now, too, with two new limited-life introductions: Crush Metal Pigment and Blush Ombre.



Spring Colour 1 Forecast – Pink

Spring+Colour+Forecast+Pink New From MAC: Spring Colour ForecastLipstick, $14
Phlox: Sheer light pink (Glaze)
Bubble Gum: Light lavender pink (Glaze)
Laugh-a-lot: Mauve pink (Lustre)
Pink Burst: Clean bright pink with pearl (Frost)

Lipglass, $14
Cultureclash: Frosty clear baby pink with multi-dimensional pearl (Frost)
Hush, Hush: Rose Mid-tone blue with pearl (Frost)
Electric Fuchsia: Bright violet with blue pearl (Frost)

Eyeshadow, $14.50
Da Bling: Pink with gold pearl (Veluxe Pearl)
LaLa: Mid-tone pink (Frost)
Rosy Outlook: Frosted baby pink (Satin)
Very Violet: Dark violet (Frost)

Crush Metal Pigment: Stacked 1!, $32.50
Crush Metal Pigment in a shade wave of four stackable jars, specially selected for the Spring Colour Forecast collection. Provides intense colour payoff and medium coverage with highly reflective metallic sparkle. Creamy, crease-resistant. Long-wearing. Available in Pale Pink Frost, Light Lilac Frost, Mid-tone Rose Frost, Dark Purple Frost.

Plushlash, $13
Plushblack Black

Blush Ombre, $25
Azalea Blossom Light cool pink

Nail Lacquer, $12
Galore Pink Creamy mid-tone blue pink

Creations: Pinkaura, $25
Lingeringly floral, slightly foxy. Starts off green then bursts into a flowery bouquet of freesia, black violet and magnolia petals. Sashays into a rich warm amber and balmy vetiver.

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Spring Colour 2 Forecast – Coral

Spring+Colour+Forecast+Coral New From MAC: Spring Colour ForecastLipstick, $14
Color Me Coral: Frosted Light Coral (Frost)
Fresh Salmon: Sheer Bright Pink-Orange (Lustre)
Rose Maiden: Frosted Bright Berry (Frost)
Victorian: Frosted Light Golden Pink (Frost)

Lipglass, $14
Cha Cha: Mid-tone Pink w/ Gold Pearl (Frost)
Ember Glow: Creamy Light Apricot (Cream)
Kumquat: Frosty Tangerine (Frost)

Eyeshadow, $14.50
Hot Hot Hot: Mid-tone Coral (Satin)
Nanogold: Sheer Yellow Beige w/ Pink Pearl (Lustre)
Perky: Light Salmon Pink (Satin)
Straw Harvest: Frosty Light Yellow-Orange (Veluxe Pearl)

Crush Metal Pigment: Stacked 2!, $32.50
Available in Plate Gilded Beige Frost, Yellow Green Frost, Green Gold Frost, and Copper Gold Frost.

Blush Ombre, $24
Ripe Peach: Light Coral

Nail Lacquer, $12
Malibu Peach: Bright Creamy Tangerine (Cream)

Creations: MV2, $25
Cool, calm, and classic. Vanilla
teased with lemon, melted with lavender creme, and then given a warming shot of vanilla bourbon mixed with vanilla mousse and heliotrope.

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Spring Colour 3 Forecast – Plum

Spring+Colour+Forecast+Plum New From MAC: Spring Colour ForecastLipstick, $14
Hang Up: Deep Berry (Cremesheen)
Radicchio: Sheer Mid-tone Blue-Mauve (Lustre)

Lipglass, $14
Lavender Wind: Lavender with Pearl (Frost)
Purple Rage: Dark Berry w/ Pearl (Frost)

Eyeshadow Quad, $36
Black Tulip: Frosted Dark Grape (Frost)
Bruised Plum: Frosted Mid-tone Dirty Mauve (Veluxe Pearl)
Jungle Moon: Blackened Deep Eggplant (Matte)
Mink Pink: Neutral Soft Pink (Veluxe)

Blush Ombre, $25
Vintage Grape: Mid-tone Violet Pink

Nail Lacquer, $12
Imperial Splendour: Deep Creamy Violet (Cream)

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Spring Colour 4 – Amber

Spring+Colour+Forecast+Amber New From MAC: Spring Colour ForecastForecast Lipstick, $14
Beigeland: Frosted Light Pink Beige (Frost)
Bronzilla: Frosted Mid-Tone Yellow Brown (Frost)

Lipglass, $14
Almondine: Pale Gold w/ Pearl (Frost)
Gold Dust: Mid-tone Copper w/ Pearl (Frost)

Eyeshadow Quad, $36
Aztec Brick: Frosted True Copper (Veluxe Pearl)
Creole Beauty: Frosted Dark Golden Brown (Frost)
Flip: Bronze Gold (Frost)
Manilla Paper: Pale Frosted White Gold (Veluxe Pearl)

Blush Ombre, $25
Springshine (Neutral Suntan)

Nail Lacquer, $12
Abalone Shell: Light Creamy Warm Beige (Cream)

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The Beauty Girls Weekend Read

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The Beauty Girls have crowned their favorite beauty queens. Read on for the must-have products from 2009.

Marina from makeup loves me shares her favorites from the past year in her Best I Ever Had series.

best makeup The Beauty Girls Weekend ReadTeri from Beautiful Makeup Search shares her 2009 Best in Beauty picks.

Lianne from The Makeup Girl shares her Best of 2009 favorites from skincare, beauty, fragrance, bath & body.

Amber from Beauty Blogging Junkie shares her Best of 2009.

Daneen from Spoiled Pretty dishes on the products that spoiled her prettiest in 2009.

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MAC Love Lace, Warm & Cozy, and In The Studio – Now Available!

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mac+warm+and+cozy MAC Love Lace, Warm & Cozy, and In The Studio   Now Available!

MAC’s newest collections – Love Lace, Warm & Cozy, and In The Studio – weren’t supposed to be released until December 26. But from the looks of the MAC website, they’ve given us an early Christmas present.

Happy shopping – and let me know, in the comments, what you buy!

The Beauty Girls Weekend Read

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What budget liquid liner is Marina crazy for this Christmas? Visit makeup loves me and find out!

Amber from Beauty Blogging Junkie reports on American Apparel’s new nail polish collection.

Daneen from Spoiled Pretty is outraged with the news of a teacher cutting off a child’s braids in school.

Teri from Beautiful Makeup Search shares 5 pretty palettes you need this holiday season.

Lianne from The Makeup Girl checks out MAC’s latest nude makeup offering Warm & Cozy.

Julia from All About The Pretty celebrates 12 Days of Pretty with limited edition offerings from NARS.

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The Beauty Girls Weekend Read

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Lianne from The Makeup Girl went to the Ted Gibson Salon in DC and experienced a Keratin Treatment for the first time!! She may never be the same….

day four holiday looks The Beauty Girls Weekend ReadThe girls at Makeup Bag have been getting their holiday looks on. Check out some fun holiday looks from Erika, Bree & Bailey!

Marina from makeup loves me found an eye cream that instantly brightens your eye area, not after 4-6 weeks of use, because who has that kind of time?!

Amber from Beauty Blogging Junkie has more details about on-the-set skin care for cinema sensation The Twilight Saga: New Moon.

Be sure to stop by Beautiful Makeup Search each day for Teri’s annual 12 Days of Giveaways, going on now!

Spoiled Pretty is partnering with Clean & Clear for a giveaway. Win some fabulous anti-acne skin care products, plus a digital camera to document the improvement in your skin!

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