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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New York State Of Mind: Sex And The City Beauty Secrets Revealed!

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satc+movie+group+pic New York State Of Mind: Sex And The City Beauty Secrets Revealed!
In case you didn’t know or haven’t heard, there’s this little movie called Sex And The City coming out on Friday. The story revolves around these four dowdy prudes living in a sleepy town called New York. I predict it will be a total snooze fest. It probably won’t even break even.

I kid. If you’re anything like me, you’re counting down the hours until Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda come to a screen near you. Some of you die-hards have tickets to tonight’s midnight showings. Good luck at work tomorrow.

Today, Spoiled Pretty will be revealing the beauty secrets behind this summer’s most anticipated film. Stay tuned…it’s gonna be BIG!

Who Are You? Who, Who, Who, Who?

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This past weekend, I attended a Memorial Day party. While chatting with my friend, Claire, she asked me how the blog was going – so I proceeded to tell her what I’ve been up to and about some surprises I have up my sleeves. At one point in the convo, she inquired about Spoiled Pretty’s demographics. I was pretty embarrassed that nine months have passed and I don’t know the first thing about the people I chat with every day.

So since I open up and share my life on a daily basis, it’s only fair that you help return the favor. I’ve created a survey to capture some visitor demographics. It is my hope that in learning more about all of you, I can better my blog and help spoil you prettier. Sounds good, right?

The poll is multiple-choice and only has six questions. So help a sista out and take the quiz. Merci beaucoup!

Image source: Getty Images

Update: The poll has reached its respondent limit (boo)…I tried to upgrade my account so that I could capture more data, but I’ve been having some technical difficulties. If I get it working again, I’ll let you know. Thanks to all who participated!

Weekend Beauty Blog Network Reads

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Raging Rouge gets tips and tricks for Spring makeup application from stylist Jenny Smith of NARS Cosmetics.

Need a new hair brush? Cybelesays is loving the new paddle one from Metropolis.

Makeup Moxie reviews Tarte 4 Day Stay Lash Stain mascara.

The Daily Cookie gives you a step-by-step tutorial on how to get Madonna’s Hard Candy album cover look with the help of Shu Uemura makeup artist Nicky Posley.

A Touch of Blusher gets the “false-eyelash treatment” from YSL.

Beauty Anonymous is very tempted by the Hair Spray from Anna Sui!

Kitiya from Mischo Beauty discusses hair texture in her “Mischo Beauty School: Hair Texture 101” post!

Want to win a whopping $824 in products? Then head to The Beauty of Life immediately for a supremely fantastic giveaway!

Joy from Makeup Junkie shares Prom beauty trends and tips!

The Muse checks up on jolly old England and brings you the latest news of Eyeko’s Summer Collection 2008!

Beauty Banter tells YOU how to achieve your best brows… 7 easy tips!

Beauty411 opens her little black beauty book and reports on an incredible facial at the ARCONA Studio in Santa Monica.

Beauty Blogging Junkie reports on the Total Beauty Blogger Summit in L.A. last weekend and on a trip to Anastasia’s Salon, one of the stops on the Total Beauty beauty tour of L.A.

StyleBell shows how you too can get The Hills inspired Side Ponytail as seen on Lauren Conrad and Nicole Ritchie.

makeup loves me wants to help you look hot this summer. but she knows you may be lazy like her. hence, she offers you a cheater’s guide to a summer body.

15 Minute Beauty Fanatic checks out the “New It Flat Iron”?

The Makeup Divas tells you about a Hot Lip Balm that Lauren Conrad of The Hills loves to use to keep her lips glossy.

Face Candy reviews Bobbi Brown’s newest scent, Almost Bare.

Don’t let humidity ruin your blow-out! Glossypink has found a serum that will help your blow-out stay sleek and fabulous!

All Lacquered Up reviews the OPI Mod About Brights collection and discovers a creepy resemblance to a victim from Showtime’s Dexter.

Pursebuzz.com is having a HUGE contest. Be sure to stop by for a chance to win my top favorite brushes from Coastalscents.com. Gimme Gimme. Good Luck!!!

Toya’s started a new series: “Bronzers for Brown Girls” where she’ll be discussing the best bronzers for those of us who have deeper skintones. First up: Stila Sun Bronzer SPF 15 !

The 80’s is back in a big way, inspiring new trends in fashion and beauty. So how do you embrace this trend without looking like a Dynasty reject? Three Custom Color Specialists has the perfect product and Spoiled Pretty is giving it away. Enter the giveaway today!

Everywhere in L.A. Takes Twenty Minutes

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clueless Everywhere in L.A. Takes Twenty Minutes
Cher, Tai, and Dionne.

amber+daneen+and+marina Everywhere in L.A. Takes Twenty Minutes
Amber, me, and Marina.

This past weekend, I traveled to Los Angeles to attend the first ever Total Beauty Blog Community Summit, in partnership with Intelligent Beauty. Over 60 of the top beauty bloggers participated in workshops on editing beauty content, public relations, innovative online marketing strategies, cutting-edge technology tools and techniques, as well as beauty trend forecasting and new product launches.

Now that I’m back in Philly, I’m ready to dish. You’re nosey and I’m chatty, so here’s a recap of things seen and heard at the summit:

dr+hirsch Everywhere in L.A. Takes Twenty Minutes
Dr. Alan Hirsch has created Sensa, a revolutionary weight-loss system that uses the science of taste and smell to turn off your hunger. Just sprinkle Sensa’s “tastants” on all of your meals and snacks to feel full faster, eat less and lose more weight. The beauty bloggers in attendance are the first to receive Sensa (besides those involved in the clinical trials), and you best believe we were sprinklin’ it on everything, child!

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Kirsten Lambertson from Beauty Riot, Nadine Haobsh from Jolie Nadine, Anne Fritz from Jet Set Girls, Tia Williams from Shake Your Beauty and Annie Tomlin from BellaSugar presented a discussion on blogging as a career. I took copious notes, asked questions, and hardly breathed during the hour-long session. These ladies are blogging rock stars, people – and I was so in awe of their talent.

 Everywhere in L.A. Takes Twenty Minutes
Over lunch, they announced the Total Beauty Awards. From the more than 120+ blogs in the blog community, Spoiled Pretty won for “Best Content.” If greasiest face was a category, I probably would have taken that too.

Dusty+Simington Everywhere in L.A. Takes Twenty Minutes
Dusty Simington, award-winning hairstylist from Salon Gregorie’s in Newport Beach, had this to say about being in a hair rut: “If you look at your Christmas pictures and your hair looks the same from year to year, you’re uninformed and your hairdresser is lazy and tired.” Dusty also bemoaned Katie Holmes’ ubiquitous bob, remarking, “If you see it, kill it.” I was rolling!

redpoint+blush+duo Everywhere in L.A. Takes Twenty Minutes
I received a makeover and got some professional headshots done. The makeup artist used products from RAW Natural Beauty and Redpoint Cosmetics – and ever since, I have been infatuated with RAW Minerals Foundation, Redpoint Rejuvenating Blush Duo in Barely Rose, and Redpoint Volumizing Lip Gloss in Cuddle.

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On Saturday night, we attended a Venice Beach VIP Party at Air-Conditioned Lounge. But by 11:45pm, Amber, Marina, and I were all partied out and went outside in search of our ride.

amber+daneen+and+marina+in+sun+valley Everywhere in L.A. Takes Twenty MinutesFortunately, the limo-bus was parked in the adjacent lot. Unfortunately, the driver was nowhere to be found. So we sat down on the curb and anxiously awaited his return.

Ten minutes before another bus finally showed up, a hoopdie full of teenagers drives by and one of the occupants asks us, “Are you guys coming from the prom?” Not knowing whether to be flattered or insulted, we simply said no. Then the girl adds, before driving off, “Well, you guys look good!” Ridic, right?

I brought home a ton of products that I can’t wait to review and knowledge that I can’t wait to implement. Many thanks to Total Beauty for affording me this amazing opportunity to better my blog and connect with the members of this incredible community!

May Edition of The Beauty Ideal

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May is more than half over, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t encourage each and every one of you to surf on over to the latest edition of The Beauty Ideal. May 2008 is the first issue of The Beauty Ideal partnership with Total Beauty!

This month, my gal Amber wears the Beauty Editor hat.

And be sure to check out my article, Hold The Oil: Tips for a Shine-Free Face.

Weekend Beauty Blog Network Reads

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I realize it’s Monday, but I was tied up in LA this past weekend. These links are too delish to go to waste, so enjoy…

Christine at 15 Minute Beauty Fanatic shares her tip for fast and easy pefect manicures and pedicures!

Beauty Anonymous shares her first impressions of Chanel Summer 2008 Makeup Collection!

Makeup Moxie reviews Hourglass Superficial Lash mascara.

Cybelesays finds their next addition to the Hall of Fame! A straightening iron that gets strands stick straight.

StyleBell reviews one of the best flat irons on the market the GHD. Move over CHI!

A Touch of Blusher can’t decide which new eye palette to get…

Savvy Skin picks her favorite drugstore sunscreen – Blue Lizard sunscreen.

Beauty and Personal Grooming writes about Aspirin face masks.

Beauty Blogging Junkie scores an exclusive interview with Daisy Fuentes about her new perfume, Dianoche Ocean.

Face Candy dishes on the brand new Vincent Longo Collection- Shimmer, Glimmer & Shine.

The Makeup Divas reviews Sue Devitt’s Eye Intensifier Pencil in Zaire.

The Muse reviews Majorca Majolica’s HOT Summer Collection from Japan and shares a FOTD!

Beauty Banter checks out more Spring Hair Trends… with pics and products!

Hello Dollface features Celebrity fashion and beauty!

Beauty Junkie in SF scopes out hot new makeup from Kat Von D.

Want to achieve cream blush perfection? Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog shows you the only brush you need for a flawless, airbrushed look: Sonia Kashuk’s Flat Top Blusher Brush.

Nars takes Joy from Makeup Junkie to South Beach thanks to The Multiple in South Beach!

Toya does her Mother’s Day FOTD with products from the Sally Hansen Natural Beauty line (inspired by Carmindy)!

Weekend Beauty Blog Network Reads

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Product Girl is giving away 4 goodie bags from the upcoming Sex and the City movie! Check out Product Girl for more information.

StyleBell shows you how to make some serious waves with your flat iron.

Beauty Anonymous reveals the jelly pinkness of the Tracy Reese for Sally Hansen Spring 2008 Salon Collection !

Raging Rouge announces the MAX Factor May Makeover giveaway. Over $750 of MAX Factor products will be divided up between TEN winners on May 17th. Good luck!

SugarShock Beauty has a newfound love for foundation: the makeup artist- and Madge-approved Face Atelier Ultra Foundation.

The Muse whispers in your ear about Benefit’s Newest Cheek Stain for Summer! Pssttttt! Enjoy the first ever images, product photos, and swatches from a link available at Musings!

This mascara ended A Touch of Blusher‘s mascara search…

Beauty411 reviews Soaptopia, a bath line that promised to be “100% junk free”! Check it out!

Beauty Blogging Junkie schools you on how to avoid snaggy, dry lips.

Looking for skin care products that deliver results? Read The Makeup Divas review of the Somme Institute Skin Care Line.

Beauty and Fashion Tech is giving away two sets of John Frieda Lustrous Touch Shampoo and Conditioner. One for blonde hair and one for brunette.

At Girl Gloss, you can win a set of seven Classic Badger Balm Lip Balms.

Beauty Junkie in SF is on her way to a flawless face with the help of a new high-tech skincare system.

The Beauty of Life brings you the highs and lows from the celebs’ beauty looks at the Costume Institute Gala.

Beauty Banter dishes on the new Spring Hair Style and actress Shiri Appleby models the look!

Need a nail intervention but can’t afford regular trips to the salon? Glossypink goes there to get great nails.

What makes you feel your most beautiful? Toya at The Life of A Ladybug wants to know!

Kitiya from Mischo Beauty helps you determine if you’re a candidate for microdermabrasion!

A reader at makeup loves me claims to have gone up one cup size by using victoria’s secret bust enhancer!

Makeup Moxie finds Complexion Perfection when she reviews the foundation and concealer duo compact by Global Goddess.

Face Candy reviews NARS Orgasm Multiple, Lip Gloss and Nail Polish.

The Muse whispers in your ear about Benefit’s new cheek stain and has a link to swatches!.

Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog Gets a Surprise Stage Makeup Makeover with Kryolan Professional Makeup.

Pursebuzz.com does a step by step tutorial on how to create that extra dramatic smokey eye look as seen on Gwen and Fergie and everyone on the red carpet.

What has a delectable chocolate fragrance when you smooth it on that morphs into a fresh, powdery scent once it sinks in? Spoiled Pretty tells you what it is and why you need to try it!

Cybelesays
gets to the Shea of Things with their picks of the best Shea Butter products out there.

15 Minute Beauty Fanatic gives you the low down on Kristin Davis’s makeup for the SATC publicity tour!

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