Archive of ‘Feet’ category

Burt’s Bees Coconut Foot Creme Giveaway

I’m cuckoo for Burt’s Bees Coconut Foot Creme. It’s the foot product I measure all others against…and nothing ever comes close to this dream cream.

This pampering natural foot treatment combines coconut oil, lanolin and vegetable glycerin to revive and rejuvenate even the driest, most neglected feet. There’s also a hint of natural rosemary and peppermint oils to refresh tired feet.

For a luxurious way to treat your tootsies, soak feet in warm water for 10-15 minutes and rub gently with a pumice stone. Massage Coconut Foot Creme onto your feet, paying close attention to heels and calloused skin. Then cover your feet with cotton socks overnight to soothe and seal in moisture.

When you wake up, you’ll swear that the magical foot fairy made a late-night house call.

I am so nuts about the Coconut Foot Creme that I’m teaming up with Burt’s Bees – and we’re giving ten tubes away. Yay!

To enter, send an email to Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Coconut Foot Creme Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Wednesday, April 29th. Ten winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Thursday, April 30th, 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. residents only.

Good luck!

When Life Hands You Lemons: Be Fine Rough Spot Lemon Balm

It’s human nature to be seduced by pretty packaging. And we gullible homo sapiens expect that inside said exterior, we’ll find something equally fabulous. Unfortunately, this misguided tendency is the reason why beauty buffs, like myself, end up knee deep in products we were so excited to buy, open and use that don’t live up to our expectations.

Such is the case of Be Fine’s Rough Spot Lemon Balm. The packaging looks like a lemon; it’s so realistic-looking that if I left it lying around, Mr. Spoiled Pretty might take it upon himself to put it in the refrigerator. Unfortunately, the salve hidden inside is such a nothing-to-write-home-about product, it makes total sense that they worked so hard fashioning the container.

First, I assumed that the balm would actually smell fresh and citrusy…and it does, if you sniff really, really hard. Secondly, you literally have to dig the balm out with your fingernail to get any product in your hands. Finally, the balm is so greasy, it’s a hazard to your clothing, couch and carpet.

So what’s a beauty addict to do when life hands her lemons? Yep…make lemonade. So I dug into the salve with my nail and spread that grease balm all over my heels, arches and toes. Then I covered my tootsies with some old gym socks and let it marinate for a bit. Twenty minutes later, I did a preliminary check and was shocked to find that my feet had completely absorbed all of the product – but they didn’t feel softer or more moisturized…not at all.

Rough Spot Lemon Balm was disappointing – on so many levels – that I cannot recommend this product, despite the package’s high kitsch factor. One thing the product did accomplish, though, was to remind me about the awesomeness of Burt’s Bees Coconut Foot Crème.

Slather it on, slide on some socks and hit the hay. In the morning, you’ll swear the magic foot fairy made a late-night house call.

PedEgg Winners!!!

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 Right now, buy two for only $10 (not including shipping & handling).

And be sure to stay tuned for the next Spoiled Pretty giveaway!

An Egg-Cellent Contest: PedEgg 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 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 luck!

One Step Manicure/Pedicure Winners!!!

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

They have won a 16 oz jar of One Step Manicure & Pedicure in Sugar Cookie, plus a Four-Piece Gift Collection (includes 4 oz jar of One-Step Lemon Manicure, .30 oz Beeswax Moisturizer Cuticle Stick, 2.5oz Surgeon’s Skin Secret Moisturizing Stick, and 8 oz tube of 25% Beeswax Cream).

Big thanks to Surgeon’s Skin Secret for sponsoring this contest. And I appreciate all of you for participating. Please stop by later, when I will reveal the deets on the next fantabulous giveaway!

Hand Sands

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!

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