I just had to share how much I adore this Susana Monaco 'Flutter Tube Dress' I just bought from Shopbop.com. I'm usually very hesitant to buy clothing online because I'm short and curvy and I can't be assured that something will look right until I try it on. And even when I do buy clothes off the Internet, they're CONTINUE READING
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Mom and me, circa 1979
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by CoverGirl.
Mother’s Day is this Sunday and I’m so excited. Not just because Mr. Spoiled Pretty and my son, Westley, are treating me to a decadent brunch. But because it’s an opportunity to celebrate my hero, Andrea Stamps.
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At Christmastime, I agonized over what to get my son's daycare teachers. There are 12 of them - and even though he has his two main teachers, they all have interaction with him and take excellent care of him. So I needed to buy 12 gifts to show my appreciation, without breaking the bank. $10 each seemed doable, except CONTINUE READING
As a beauty expert, I’m embarrassed by how late I am to the BB Cream party. In the past year, so many friends and colleagues have asked me about BB Creams—what’s the buzz, which brands are the best, etc. —and they would look at me funny when I admitted to not having tried BB Creams yet. I mean, they CONTINUE READING
I’m very fickle about my fingernails. Before I paint my nails or get them professionally did, I spend a inordinate amount of time pondering my polish options. I consider the season, recent trends, my wardrobe that week and anywhere special I might go. But despite all of this planning, I’m usually over my polish choice before it even dries.
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The time has come to announce the winners of the PedEgg giveaway. I wish I had more than three to give away…heaven knows, many of you need it. I received a good amount of emails from readers – many of you admitting to having some seriously effed-up feet. And some of you confessed to some crazy exfoliation methods. A handful were hilarious…and some were downright frightening. [Shivers]
Anyway, congrats to our three winners: Sonya Carter, Erin Ciminelli, and Laura Preece. These ladies have won a PedEgg, and the baby-soft, smooth feet that come along with it!
Thanks to PedEgg for making this giveaway possible. And thank you to everyone who entered. If you didn’t win but are still dying to try the PedEgg, go get yourself one at pedegg.com. Right now, buy two for only $10 (not including shipping & handling).
And be sure to stay tuned for the next Spoiled Pretty giveaway!
If you own a TV and haven’t been living under a rock, you’ve likely seen an infomercial for the PedEgg, an egg-shaped foot file that gives you the perfect pedicure. I’m a sucker for a good infomercial, especially ones hocking beauty-related gadgets. So when I saw the PedEgg in action, I had to get me one so that I could report back to you.
Now that I’ve tried it, I can safely say that the PedEgg goes on a short list of as-seen-on-TV products that deliver on claims (also on that list is the Ronco Rotisserie – just ask Mama Spoiled Pretty).
PedEgg is the essential summer beauty product because it quickly removes calluses and dead skin so you can proudly bare your soles in flip flops and strappy sandals. The egg shape is ergonomically designed to fit perfectly into the palm of your hand for easy and convenient use. And best of all, PedEgg is designed to collect all the skin “shavings” in a convenient storage compartment allowing you to use it anywhere with no mess. Even if your tootsies aren’t tore-up, you’d be amazed at the amount of “shavings” collected in the compartment after you use it. It’s fascinating and oddly satisfying.. I’m so impressed by this product that I thought it would make for a grate giveaway. Grate…get it? Anyway…
This week, three lucky winners will win a PedEgg of their very own.
To enter, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your full name. The subject line should read “PedEgg Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, August 3rd. Three winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, August 4th, I’ll announce the winners’ names. Please, only one entry per person; duplicate entries will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.
Good day, everyone. I hope that all of you had a wonderful weekend!
It’s Monday, and you know what that means…time to announce the winners of Spoiled Pretty’s latest giveaway. I received scores of emails, begging me to have mercy on your haggard hands and feet. I feel for you…I really do. So without further delay, the twelve lucky winners of the One Step Manicure & Pedicure giveaway are:
Becky Brown Brandi Chandler Traci Goldstein Christopher Harner Nicole Hebert Jaime Herby Karen Hurst John Lee Kaitlin Martin Jennifer Russell Jennifer Vong Melissa Walters
On the hunt for the secret to making your manicure and pedicure last during the beach season? Neri Ortega, nail expert of Butterfly Studio Salon, recommends the following for a long lasting, perfect manicure without chipping:
1. Following a hand massage, it is vital to clean the nail bed twice with acetone or acetone free nail polish remover to make sure that there are no emollients left on the nail- a clean, oil free nail bed is the most important part of a lasting manicure, as it creates a clean surface to begin on.
2. Continue with a protein based base coat- this is key in keeping polish from chipping. A strengthening treatment like OPI’s Nail Envy, works wonderfully to keep nails strong, and polish from chipping.
3. Following the application of polish, a good basic top coat is needed. Neri recommends Essie, and prefers classic top coats over “quick dry” as she finds that quick dry top coats tend to peel faster.
4. Pushing back cuticles rather than cutting them will also help a manicure last longer. To keep nail polish looking shiny and new, and cuticles from looking dull and ashy, she recommends a good cuticle moisturizer like Solar Oil – the oil treatment will multi-task to keep your manicure going for extra days.
With tips this easy, the hardest part will be choosing your favorite color!
We all know that a pumice stone is great for exfoliating feet and making them soft and smooth. But did you know that this beauty tool also does the same for your sweaters? Just gently rub the stone on your knits to remove pills.
I tried it this morning, and was pleasantly surprised. In less than five minutes, my favorite J. Crew cashmere sweater went from looking nubby to brand-new.
Just because your feet have been incased in Uggs this winter doesn’t mean that you should neglect them. Spring will be here sooner than you think – so it’s time you paid your tootsies some attention…and Jaqua has the perfect sweet treats for you feet.
Step 1: Fill a warm basin of water and soak feet. Scrub each foot with a generous amount of the exfoliating Pink Buttercream Frosting Body Polish and soak them some more. This fine-grained natural sugar scrub is made with fruit extracts, kukui, macadamia, sesame and sweet almond oils to hydrate your skin, while removing the dead stuff!
Step 2: Dry off feet and apply our New Buttercream Frosting Fabulous Foot Crème to your feet. Your skin will love this luscious treat for tired feet, formulated with fruit extracts, beeswax and almond oil.
Step 3: Take 30% off when you buy the Buttercream Frosting Fabulous Foot Crème and Pink Buttercream Frosting Body Polish.
Greetings from Spokane, Washington – where I am celebrating my first Thanksgiving away from home, with my hubby and in-laws. Thanksgiving is the ultimate celebration of family, friends, and food…and as a bonus, you get a day off from work, football is on TV three days early, and overindulgence is encouraged! Doesn’t it seem unfair that it only lasts one day?
The following products simulate the scents of the season, and will have you giving thanks well into the new year.
Indulge your feet and your senses with The Body Shop’s Cranberry Heatable Booties. To use, simply remove the cranberry-scented sachet and heat in the microwave for one minute.
Treat your lips to Philosophy’s Kiss Me Lip Trio. There’s a flavor for every kiss—Melting Chocolate Lip Shine for a decadent kiss, Cinnamon Buns Lip Shine for a sugary, sweet kiss, and Cranberry Lip Shine for a red, juicy kiss. Spread holiday cheer with these luscious high-gloss Lip Shines. Only at Sephora.
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