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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Live For A Day, The Stila Way

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To celebrate the March 7th release of “Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day,” starring Amy Adams and Frances McDormand, Stila is kicking off an online sweepstakes with Universal Focus and VisitBritain.

The grand prize winner will be whisked away to London with a friend, where she’ll enjoy spa treatments and tea for two during her four day adventure. Three first prize winners will win a Stila gift basket valued at $150.

To enter, simply go to StilaCosmetics.com. Most importantly, you can learn how to get the look from Stila inspired by Amy’s look in the film by clicking here.

To get gorgeous, all you need is the Original Smoky Eye Palette, MAJOR Major Lash Mascara, Brow Set, Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer, Cherry Crush Lip and Cheek Stain and Lip Glaze in Apricot.

Shu Uemura Makes Water?

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What is model/socialite/reality TV star Brittny Gastineau’s secret to flawless skin? She swears by Depsea Water. Clearly, shu uemura makes some mean makeup – but water? Who knew?

I did some research…and here’s the Cliff’s Notes version:

su water Shu Uemura Makes Water?shu uemura Depsea Water – aka, “water from the depths of the sea” – resides far below the ocean surface where sunlight does not reach, at 320 meters. Deep-sea water contains more than 60 ocean minerals to boost the natural function of the skin; it also has a high affinity with human skin and can quickly absorb to rapidly refresh and hydrate skin. Compared to surface sea water, deep-sea water has three superior characteristics:

* PURITY without any deterioration from acid rain or industrial draining
* RICHNESS of minerals and nutrient substance
* STABILITY in low temperature

The mineral rich water can be found only in three locations in the world – in the coastal waters off Hawaii, Norway and Japan’s Cape Muroto in Kochi Prefecture. In order to explore the potential of deep-sea water in cosmetics, Mr. Shu Uemura founded the Muroto Factory Museum in Kochi Prefecture in 1989, and shu uemura cosmetics became the first company in the world to incorporate deep-sea water into cosmetic products.

Depsea Water is completely free of artificial color, but natural aromatic extracts are added to become lightly scented mists that rejuvenate and hydrate the skin, hair and body. It can be used anytime to revive spirits and provide hydration. Available in 11 scents.

Check Out The Beauty Ideal

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Have you heard about The Beauty Ideal? If you don’t know, you better ask somebody. Luckily, I’m that someone…

The Beauty Ideal is a monthly online magazine, courtesy of the Beauty Blog Network. Each issue is created and edited by a new Beauty Editor, with featured writers from the BBN – to bring you the latest in beauty news, products and information in the beauty world.

For March, the lovely Marina (from Makeup Loves Me) plays Beauty Editor – and she asked me to contribute. Check out my article, Double Duty Beauty.

And congrats to Marina and Elke (The Beauty Ideal’s Editor in Chief) on a fabulous issue!

Weekend Beauty Blog Network Reads

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Buying a Flat Iron shouldn’t be intimidating. The Flat Iron Buying Guide 101 from StyleBell will set (and get) you straight!

Canadian Beauty compares drugstore sculpting blushes to department store ones. See which brand comes out on top!

The Muse gives you a dose of Beauty on a Budget with comparisons between Vincent Longo’s Wet/Dry Sparkling Eyeshadows and Milani’s New Runway Eyes Wet/Dry Eyeshadow!.

Dr. Oliver Zong gives Raging Rouge readers tips for a relaxing and safe pedicure.

Forget Botox! The Beauty of Life finds a new way to banish those pesky lines with a fantastic product by Patricia Wexler M.D.!

A Touch of Blusher picks personal favorites from the Fafi for MAC collection.

Savvy Skin tells you how to avoid getting Cosmetic Acne from your makeup and skin care products.

Beauty Anonymous shares what she likes about Dior Spring 2008 Makeup Collection.

SugarShock gives you the lowdown on one of the biggest nail trends right now, as worn by Rihanna at the Grammy Awards: day-glo nails.

Click here to find out what Beauty Blogging Junkie is using to achieve swingy hair that is so shiny, you could fog it up were you to breathe on it.

Beauty and Personal Grooming writes about the beauty uses of coconut oil beauty uses of coconut oil.

Temptalia gives a second sneak peak at MAC’s Dazzleglass collection, launching in May!

Winter time taking a toll on your face? The Daily Cookie tells you about one cream that just didn’t help to relieve her of dry, winter skin.

Big Giveaway at Bionic Beauty! Two winners will get Diana B’s body lotion and shower gel. Wait until you smell these products, Yum!

Read about Makeup Moxie’s new lip butter addiction in her review of Korres Lip Butter.

Beauty Banter asks YOU who gives best face on the red carpet… from the Oscars, 2008!

Glossypink tells you how to get the shimmering look of one of the most stunning red carpet stars!

Spoiled Pretty reviews the bold and the beautiful shadows and liners from Milani’s newest collection. The colors are so yummy, you won’t believe your eyes!

15 Minute Beauty Fanatic tries zapping her blemishes with the Thermaclear, but did it work?

Poufy Buns are back in a big way. Pursebuzz.com shows you how to create a poufy bun with ease. Just like Heidi Klum at the Oscars, but just a bit more manageable icon razz Weekend Beauty Blog Network Reads

New York Mag Gives Spoiled Pretty Some Link Luv

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I love New York Magazine, so imagine my glee to learn that nymag.com recently gave Spoiled Pretty some link love. On Monday, Amy Odell’s ‘the Cut’ column gave a shout out to my post on Fresh’s new color collection.

Check it out!

Weekend Beauty Blog Network Reads

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Canadian Beauty tells you about Stila Cherry Crush Lip and Cheek Stain.

Angie Vargas, founder of EyeshadowCult.com tells you about her battle & road to recovery from severe cystic acne.

StyleBell uncovers The 411 on Brazilian Keratin Treatments!

Beautynomics covers the Sunsilk’s Life Can’t Wait Press Launch in Manila.

Bionic Beauty reviews the luxury Noevir Skin Care lineup!

Kyle reviews billybBEAUTY Brushes at Face Candy.

Find out A Touch of Blusher’s current favorite toner.

Beauty and Personal Grooming tells you the benefits of using French clay as a spa product.

SugarShock is coveting Rachel Bilson’s Jumper premiere beauty look and tells you how to recreate Rachel’s stunning makeup.

Makeup Moxie’s lusting for the new Andy Warhol Union Square Perfume by Bond No. 9.

Beauty Blogging Junkie discusses her ” Lunch at the Delhi ” from OPI India Collection.

Girl Gloss explain why Stila Lip Glaze is an all time favorite.

Manhattan’s favorite socialite, Tinsley Mortimer, dishes exclusively to Beauty Banter on her must have products… and on being Dior’s Beauty Ambassador!

Raging Rouge discovers a way for Aurophobics to embrace the Spring 2008 gold shadow trend.

15 Minute Beauty Fanatic washes her face with oil, and she likes it!

Temptalia has a tutorial using the Fafi Eyes Quad #1!

Spoiled Pretty is convinced that Urban Decay’s main ingredient must be crack. Find out which product she finds most addictive.

Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog crawls into a scent chamber to sniff Frederic Malle perfumes at Barneys New York and lives to tell the tale!

The Beauty of Life stumbles upon fantastic all-natural brand Chloe & Jane — and has a couple products she’s just dying for you to try!

All Lacquered Up gives you an exclusive preview of Zoya’s summer collections: Gossip and Chit Chat.

Gisele Bundchen Is No Angel

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gisele bundchen11 Gisele Bundchen Is No AngelGisele Bundchen may have ended ties with Victoria’s Secret last year, but she won’t be resting on her laurels. Word on the street is that the supermodel has been tapped to be the new face of Max Factor. She is slated to replace current spokesmodel, Carmen Electra – and the new campaign will begin this summer.

According to E! Online, “Bündchen is excited to vamp for Max Factor because her VS contract had precluded her from endorsing beauty products while under contract.”

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