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The Beauty Girls Weekend Read

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Daneen from Spoiled Pretty tried on the new Victoria’s Secret Miraculous Bra. You know, the one that adds two cup sizes? Find out if the bra is a bomb or the bomb-shell!

Teri from Beautiful Makeup Search found the trick(s) to give you the ultimate makeup finish.

korres+plum+color+collection The Beauty Girls Weekend ReadLianne from The Makeup Girl is pleased to offer her readers an early holiday gift…30% off at Korres!

The Tribeca Grand Hotel has Julia from All About The Pretty in a New York State of mind….

Erika from Makeup Bag has the ENTIRE RUNDOWN of all the Holiday makeup collections….

Amber from Beauty Blogging Junkie is giving away four holiday sets from FLIRT! Want in? Click here to enter.

Marina from Makeup Loves Me has the cure for your stiletto feet! Click here to see what it is!

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Victoria’s Secret Drops A Bombshell: Miraculous Push-Up Bra

victorias+secret+miraculous+push+up+bra Victoria’s Secret Drops A Bombshell: Miraculous Push Up Bra

The other day on my lunch break, I stopped by my neighborhood Victoria’s Secret store to try on the new Miraculous Push-Up Bra. You know…the one that adds two cup sizes. Yeah, that one. In the dressing room, I put on the bra and it instantly transformed my small B’s into generous D’s…truly miraculous. But the true test was when I slipped my sweater back on, over top of the Miraculous Bra. That’s when my eyes bugged out of my head. The reflection in the full-length mirror was a surprising optical illusion. It was as if I was looking at Jessica Rabbit’s body with my head perched on top. Once you take the bra for a test drive, you’ll understand why the tagline for this bra is “Hello, Bombshell”…it’s cuz it looks like you’re smuggling weapons of mass destruction under your top.

victorias+secret+miraculous+bra Victoria’s Secret Drops A Bombshell: Miraculous Push Up BraIf ever there was a bra that delivered on its promises, it’s this one. But there are some major caveats. Though the Miraculous Push-Up is available in sizes AA through DD, I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone with more than a B cup. While I was blown away by the bra, I would have felt totally inappropriate wearing it anytime other than Friday or Saturday nights; this is definitely not one to don under your work wear, unless you work at Hooters.

I’m small on top with wide hips and a lil junk in the trunk, so I had hoped that the Miraculous Push-Up would help balance me out. What it ended up doing is making me appreciate what God gave me (or rather, didn’t give me). So instead of paying $48-52 for a bra I would only wear on rare occasions, I’ve decided to just shake what Mama Spoiled Pretty gave me.

Update: After telling Mr. Spoiled Pretty about this post and my experience with the Miraculous Push-Up, he suggested I return to the store and buy it.

The Beauty Girls Weekend Read

tbg+header The Beauty Girls Weekend Read

Diamonds are Katy Perry’s best friend, judging by her blinged-out manicure. Visit Spoiled Pretty to find out what products you can use to nail the look!

Dry hands? Try this recommendation from Beautiful Makeup Search to get your hands soft and supple.

blackberry+bling+nails The Beauty Girls Weekend ReadLooking for a fun new manicure? Check out the “Blackberry Bling“…Lianne from The Makeup Girl has the details on this hot new trend.

Find out why Erika from Makeup Bag is so smitten with Bobbi Brown Extreme Party Mascara!

Need a fragrance to lift your spirits? Julia from All About the Pretty recommends Jo Malone Vanilla & Anise Cologne.

Ever wish you could go back in time and give yourself advice? Check Beauty Blogging Junkie‘s letter to 1998 Amber. Hilarious!

Marina from makeup loves me finds the perfect mint green nail polish in Essie Mint Candy Apple!

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I Love It When You Tip Me Off To Beauty Deals

I love it when you return the favor. One of my favorite things is opening up my email to find a message from a Spoiled Pretty reader, with news of a secret coupon code or clandestine beauty deal. So it made my morning when I received the following email from Wendy:

Revolution Organics All Over Body Balm I Love It When You Tip Me Off To Beauty DealsHi Daneen,

I first want to say I love your blog. I’ve gotten so many great tips & found so many great products thanks to you. I wanted to let know about one of the products you recommended last year. Beauty.com has Revolution Organics All-Over Balm on its website for $7.00!!! As you know, this product is normally $28, so this is a great deal. I purchased this on your recommendation last year & LOVE it.

You’ve given us so many great deals in the past, just wanted to pass one on to you. Keep up the great work!! Thanks.

-Wendy

Phantastic Products Inspired by the 2009 World Series

world+series+2009 Phantastic Products Inspired by the 2009 World SeriesFor the second consecutive year, my Philadelphia Phillies have made it to the World Series. So to mark the occasion, Amber from Beauty Blogging Junkie – a native Philadelphian, who happens to live in the land of the Yankees – and I have teamed up for a baseball-inspired, beauty double header.

We’re shining a spotlight on big league beauty products that step up to the plate and knock the cover off the ball. Since there are nine dudes on a baseball field, Amber and I have chosen nine categories – and we’re giving shout-outs to products that hit it out of the park.

So get your head in the game and read on for some phantastic product recommendations…

stila+makeup+player Phantastic Products Inspired by the 2009 World Series

Face: Back in September at the Lela Rose Spring 2010 New York Fashion Week show, I asked Sarah Lucero (Key Makeup Artist for Stila) to recommend one Stila product that every woman should buy. She quickly answered Stila’s One Step Makeup Foundation, and now I know why. Stila just launched their Makeup Player – and right now, it’s the only way to get your hands on this miraculous product. One Step Makeup Foundation is a primer, foundation, concealer and powder all in one – to cover all of your proverbial bases. The consistency is kind of surprising; it almost looks/feels like colored foundation primer…that’s the texture. But it looks fantastic on…not too sheer, not too opaque. Plus, when my sebaceous glands try to throw me a curve ball and sabotage my makeup, One Step makeup Foundation keeps my combination skin from getting shiny – so my face looks as flawless in the homestretch as it did at the beginning of the day/night. Pick up this switch hitter at stilacosmetics.com.

Urban Decay 24 7 Super Stash Phantastic Products Inspired by the 2009 World Series

Eyes: The old adage goes, “Keep your eyes on the ball.” So what should you keep on your eyes? Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils, of course. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Urban Decay’s main ingredient must be crack, or some other controlled substance…because that’s the only explanation I can find to rationalize my addiction to their products – particularly their eye pencils. Velvety-soft, the formula stays soft and creamy for blending (about 30 seconds), then dries down to a long-lasting finish that WILL NOT budge. If, at this stage of the game, you don’t own at least one of these pencils – well, you have seriously dropped the ball. Lucky for you, Urban Decay just released – a set of nine mini-sized 24/7 pencils, including four new, limited-edition shades. Buy this immediately. It’s a good call.

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Lips: My new lipgloss love is Phiff!, a new Dazzleglass from MAC’s Magic, Mirth, & Mischief holiday collection. Alone, it imparts a peachy shimmer to lips. But it’s also a team player; layer it on top of your favorite lipstick and it’s a whole nother ball game.

 Phantastic Products Inspired by the 2009 World Series

Nails: When it comes to nail polishes, Zoya is in a league of their own. They are the longest lasting polishes I’ve ever used; expect knockout nails that go into extra innings (two weeks – with minimal upkeep). And they’re free of harmful industrial chemicals like toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) that are known to cause cancer and birth defects. Just when I thought Zoya couldn’t get any better, they hit it out of the ballpark with their limited-edition ULTRAGLITTER collection for winter 2009/2010. Luna (silver glitter), Astra (rose glitter) and Nova (magenta glitter) provide full coverage in just two coats for ultra-intense, ultra-gorgeous, glitterrific color. Astra (on my nails in the above pic) is the Dottie Hinson of the collection – but, honestly, this trio is so amazingly beautiful that, in comparison, they make most of my other polishes look like Marla Hooch.

Ojon+Pre Cleansing+Treatment Phantastic Products Inspired by the 2009 World Series

Hair: Before I wash my hair, I like to indulge in a pre-shampoo conditioning treatment. But I don’t always have 15-30 minutes to let that mess marinate…which is why I am so thankful for Ojon’s Restorative Pre-Cleansing Treatment. It’s that pinch hitter I need when what I want is immediate gratification. Perfect for gals on the go – in just 5 minutes, this intensive daily treatment prepares hair to absorb the ingredients of your shampoo, conditioner and products. If you want homerun hair, I suggest you run your behind to Sephora or ojon.com and pick up a tube.

amala+purifying+blemish+treatment Phantastic Products Inspired by the 2009 World Series

Skin Care: I used to be very dismissive of natural and organic beauty products – particularly skin care. I thought that I needed to patronize products with harsh chemicals to get my problem skin to act like it had some sense. In fact, I would often joke that I didn’t care what damage a product did to my insides, as long as my outsides were looking good. But I’ve done a complete 180 since discovering Amala, a luxurious collection of skin care and body care products with 100% natural formulas. Since April, I’ve been using their Purify line – a collection of products formulated for oily and acnegenic skin types – which help control excess oil and shine, clear clogged pores, and prevent and heal blemishes and blackheads with treatments inspired by the healing plants and flowers of Eastern Asia. And just when I thought Amala couldn’t get any better, their new Purifying Blemish Treatment came outta left field . Using Blue Lotus, Tea Tree and ginger, it gently treats blemishes while playing hardball with acne-causing excess sebum. If your battle with breakouts has you ready to throw in the towel, I highly recommend you add Amala’s Purifying Blemish Treatment to your anti-acne lineup. Seeing that it’s all-natural, I’d call it the Roy Hobbs of skin care.

dermadoctor kp duty scrub Phantastic Products Inspired by the 2009 World Series

Bath and Body: I’d be way off-base if I failed to include DERMAdoctor’s KP Duty Body Scrub on this list. It has got to be the best body scrub ever. KP Duty is a dual-action chemical and physical exfoliator that blends the best of a chemical peel and microdermabrasion into a single, easy-to-use treatment. Dermatologist-recommended chemical exfoliants dissolve the glue that cements epidermal cells together, while non-abrasive synthetic beads lift away dead skin cells without inflicting trauma to the epidermis. So, in layman’s terms, this product runs circles around that scrub you’ve got sitting on the edge of your tub. DERMAdoctor KP Duty Body Scrub is a game changer.

jil+sander+perfume Phantastic Products Inspired by the 2009 World Series

Fragrance: Forget Jack. All I need is Jil, the newest fragrance from Jil Sander. “An elegantly structured floral amber composition, Jil reflects the true spirit of Jil Sander. A clear focus and a subtle fusion, to define a totally contemporary simplicity and sensuality.” With notes of Pink Pepper, Lavender, fresh tangerine, Lily-of-the-Valley, Heliotrope, musk, and warm vanilla bean, this perfume scored points with me – right off the bat. Starting this month, Jil will be available exclusively at Dillard’s.

mac+219+brush Phantastic Products Inspired by the 2009 World Series

Beauty Tool: I’m not quite sure how I lived without MAC’s 219 Pencil Brush. I am an eyelining fool, so I absolutely adore how this brush allows me to turn any of my powder shadows into a smoky eyeliner; so, considering my eyeshadow stash, my smoky eye options are endless. The 219 Pencil Brush is also perfect for smudging pencil eyeliners, without erasing the line. The pencil retails for $23…but if I had to give you a ballpark figure for its actual value, I’d say it’s priceless.

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