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

Fragrance

MAC Monogram Collection

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MAC+Monogram MAC Monogram Collection
MAC Monogram Collection: Your personal statement of the Holiday season. A collection of such creamy, high-prestige shades and luxurious fragrance, they make their own distinguished look and marque. In the fashionable world, this is the only signature you need…

MAC+Monogram+Lipstick MAC Monogram Collection
Monogram Lipstick: this luxury formula is smooth and rich. Silky lipstick that glides on with ease for medium buildable to full coverage with satiny shine. Lips feel soft and look rich and lustrous. When paired with the Monogram Lipgloss, the look is high shine and multi-dimensional.
Flourish: Frosty mid-tone red
All Mine: Creamy mid-tone blue pink
Marque: Soft light neutral pink
Status Symbol: Warm mid-tone reddish brown with pearl
Suggested Retail Price: $22.00

MAC+Monogram+Lipgloss MAC Monogram Collection
Monogram Lipgloss: High shine, super sheer lipgloss provides comfort and cushion. Feel soft and look lustrous. Brilliant gold sparkle flecks give a lustrous effect. A patent leather slick of shine; beautiful alone or paired with Monogram Lipstick.
Posh Life: Mid-tone bright pink with gold pearl
Identity: Pale baby pink with gold pearl
Distinguished: Sheer yellow beige with gold pearl
Monodramatic: Bronzy brown with gold pearl
Suggested Retail Price: $22.00

MAC+Monogram+Pressed+Powder MAC Monogram Collection
Monogram Sheerspark Pressed Powder: new shimmer powder for both eye and cheek.
Commemorate: Frosted pale gold with gold pearl
Keepsake: Frosted pale pink with gold pearl
Personal Touch: Light peach with pink pearl
Old English: Light bronze with gold pearl
Suggested Retail Price: $26.00

MAC+Sheer+Mystery MAC Monogram Collection
Monogram Sheer Mystery Powder: An ultra-fine, super sheer, and very sophisticated pressed powder. “Mysteriously” silky-soft in texture, glides on to give skin a velvety matte, slightly luminous and altogether flawless finish.
Light Medium: Pale ivory
Medium Plus: Tan beige
Dark Secret: Deep caramel
Suggested Retail Price: $50.00

MAC+Monogram+Fragrance MAC Monogram Collection
Monogram Air Of Style Fragrance Set: A rare set of two limited-edition Air of Style fragrances beautifully nestled in a metallic faux patent pouch featuring a circular MAC Monogram logo on an embossed plaque with gold and red degrade detail. Warm, intoxicating, baroque and sensual in its scent, the fragrance’s slim 15 ml glass flacon with gold cap, featuring the collection’s name and monogram.
Top Notes: White pepper, dried red dates, wild peonies
Middle Notes: Tuberose, orange blossom, jasmin, ylang-ylang, orris
Bottom Notes: Touch of leather, antique woods, vetiver, amber crystals, tonka beans
Suggested Retail Price: $70.00

129 Monogram Special Edition Brush: Powder/Blush Brush
Suggested Retail Price: $45.00

224 Monogram Special Edition Brush: Tapered Blending
Suggested Retail Price: $35.00

MAC+Monogram+Clutch MAC Monogram Collection
Monogram Clutch: A versatile, high-shine vinyl clutch to use as makeup bag or fashion accessory. Medium-sized. Sophisticated and stylish in its soft-edged design.
Suggested Retail Price: $65.00

Available in North America: November 26, 2008 at MAC stores, maccosmetics.com, all Saks locations, select Nordstrom locations and Henri Bendel.

Kenzo Friends & Family

Posted on by daneen in Discounts, Fragrance, Perfume | 1 Comment

kenzo+friends+and+family Kenzo Friends & Family
Kenzo Parfums is celebrating 20 years in the biz by re-launching their website, kenzousa.com. Today, the newly re-designed website is unveiled to the public – and to mark the occasion, they’re hosting their first ever Friends and Family Anniversary Event! Now through November 24th, get 20% off your entire purchase at kenzousa.com.

 Kenzo Friends & Family
And just in time for the Friends and Family promotion, Kenzo debuts a rich and spicy new fragrance for her – KenzoAmour Le Parfum. The perfect scent for cooler weather, KenzoAmour Le Parfum is a woody oriental evocative of a slow, sensuous journey through the exotic landscapes of Asia. The richness of benzoin balm and amber combines with the softness of frangipani blossom and vanilla to bring forth a new story in Kenzo’s Asian voyage. Inspired by the ethereal shrines of the East, designer Karim Rashid’s original bottle design has been dipped in a matte gold finish, reminiscent of the precious offerings made to the deities as thanks for the good fortune bestowed.

Actress and new Bond Girl Olga Kurylenko is the face of the fragrance, which launched this past weekend – coinciding with the national release of Quantum of Solace.

KenzoAmour Le Parfum is available in 1 oz and 1.7 oz ($52/$68 with the 20% discount, $65/$85 without).

Find Your New Fragrance With Scentmap

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scentmap Find Your New Fragrance With Scentmap
Think it’s impossible to find a new fragrance? Never dream of buying perfume as a gift? Scentmap.com is about to change your tune, Negative Nelly.

Based on your current fragrance, Scentmap will recommend new perfumes with similar notes and personality. A ‘remote control’ on the sidebar allows users to fine-tune selection criteria by choosing simple characteristics (i.e. warm or fresh, extroverted or intimate, classic or new, rare or star).

prada+iris Find Your New Fragrance With ScentmapThe site boasts a library of fragrances from 59 brands, though I wouldn’t go so far as to compare it to Google…the press page likens the site to “the Google of Perfumes.” For example, Scentmap doesn’t have two of my favorites on file, Philosophy Amazing Grace and Hanae Mori Butterfly.

But if I click on Prada Infusion d’Iris (one of the top five fragrances on the market right now…and my current obsession), Scentmap will suggest Calvin Klein Obsession Night, Fendi Palazzo, YSL Cinema, Guerlain L’Heure Bleue and Stella McCartney Sheer Stella.

And coming soon to Scentmap.com: a forum where you can converse with other fragrance fans, as well as a masculine component so that you can shop for your man.

Paris Hilton Fairy Dust Giveaway Winners

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paris hilton fairy dust Paris Hilton Fairy Dust Giveaway Winners

Welcome to a brand new week, Spoiled Pretty readers. It is now time to reveal the winners of the Paris Hilton Fairy Dust giveaway. Congrats to:

Morgan Robinson
Mari Ele
Marie Jackson
Eloise Carlson

They will each receive a 3.4 oz Eau de Parfum Spray of Paris Hilton’s newest fragrance, Fairy Dust!

Thanks to Parlux Fragrances for sponsoring this giveaway, and to all of you who entered. Stay tuned for Spoiled Pretty’s next weekly contest…

Paris Hilton Fairy Dust Giveaway!

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paris+hilton+fairy+dust Paris Hilton Fairy Dust Giveaway!
This month, Paris Hilton adds another perfume to her fragrance resume. Fairy Dust, her collaboration with Parlux Fragrances, is described as “an essence of enchantment, a sensual, seductive floral, which is bright, effervescent and inviting.”

 Paris Hilton Fairy Dust Giveaway!“The scent is magical,” says Paris. “It’s delicate in the morning, sensual during the day and seductive in the evening. When I wear Fairy Dust, I feel as whimsical and free as a dazzling fairy.”

At first twinkling, Fairy Dust by Paris Hilton is sprinkled with floral notes of Pink Peony and Orange Blossom. These bright, fresh essences shine over the radiant effervescence of sparkling Prosecco Accord, becoming a warm, inviting toast to the powers of enchantment. At the Heart, a bouquet of spring Gardenia and Water Lily presents itself and Peach Nectar adds warmth to this cool entic-ing expression of playful femininity. Lingering on the skin is an alluring blend of Vanilla Créme and Cashmere Musk wrapped around a rich and woody Sueded Patchouli. The scent of the forest where fairies linger, deep, smooth and tantalizing.

The Fairy Dust by Paris Hilton Fragrance Collection consists of a 3.4 oz. Eau de Parfum Spray ($55.00), 1.7 oz. Eau de Parfum Spray ($45.00) and a 6.7 oz. Body Lotion ($28.00).

Thanks to Parlux, four readers will win a 3.4 oz Eau de Parfum Spray!

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Fairy Dust Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, October 12th. Four winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, October 13th, 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.

Free Sample of Escada Incredible Me Perfume!

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escada Free Sample of Escada Incredible Me Perfume!
Escada’s new Incredible Me Fragrance for Women blends honeysuckle, tiramisu, clementine, orchid, sandalwood and vanilla. To get a free sample (sorry…US residents not eligible), click here.

Danielle Fishel Dishes On Her Shampoo Commercial Hair: Grape Children’s Conditioner?

Posted on by daneen in Conditioner, Fragrance, Hair, Interview, Perfume | 6 Comments

danielle+fishel Danielle Fishel Dishes On Her Shampoo Commercial Hair: Grape Children’s Conditioner?
I am obsessed with The Dish.

thedish nav 260 Danielle Fishel Dishes On Her Shampoo Commercial Hair: Grape Children’s Conditioner?The Style Network’s new weekly wrap-up of red carpet trends, celebrity gossip and reality TV ridiculousness has quickly become one of my guilty pleasures. Since its August debut, I haven’t missed an episode. And I don’t have TiVo or DVR or any of that new-fangled technology, which attests to the addictive nature of The Dish.

Recently, I had the opportunity to interview the show’s saucy host, Danielle Fishel. Danielle is best known for her role as Topanga on Boy Meets World. But after watching one eppy of The Dish, you’ll be so impressed by this snarkstress’ sass and comic timing, the farthest thing from your mind will be Topanga’s saccharinely sweet romance with one Cory Matthews.

SP: If I opened up your handbag right now, what beauty products would I find inside?
DF: 42 types of lip balm! My favorite is Victoria’s Secret called “Balmy Night” because its really moisturizing. I also love Bobbi Brown for some color and MAC Plushglass. I dont need the plumping effect per se, but I love the tingling sensation and it doesnt ever leave that white film in the corners of your mouth! YUCK!

SP: What is your signature scent?
DF: I can’t really say that I have a signature scent because I LOVE perfume and have a large glass tray with over 30 kinds of perfume, ranging from clean to sweet to spicy. Sometimes I wear a different one every day of the week and other times, I stick with one for days on end. Some regular favorites are the original Bvlgari Omnia, Tiffany, and Juicy Couture.

SP: You’ve grown up on television, so surely you must have picked up afew makeup tricks/secrets. Care to share?
DF: No. Just kidding…I think my favorite trick is to do your eye makeup first, especially when doing a smoky eye, so that any loose powder that falls on your cheeks can be washed off without ruining the work you’ve done with your foundation!

SP: Danielle, you have shampoo commercial hair…I need to know what hair products you use.
loreal+grape+conditioner Danielle Fishel Dishes On Her Shampoo Commercial Hair: Grape Children’s Conditioner?DF: First of all, THANK YOU, and secondly, I wish there were some great secret I could tell you! I have never stuck with one product for very long although if you must know my longest lasting favorite it was whatever shampoo was on sale combined with Suave Go-Go Grape Children’s Conditioner!!! It has a detangler in it and smells delicious! L’Oreal Kids also makes a grape conditioner with a detangler but it doesn’t have a cool name like Go-Go Grape. icon smile Danielle Fishel Dishes On Her Shampoo Commercial Hair: Grape Children’s Conditioner? Outside of that, I do not use any products. I hate hairspray and serums and all of that. It just makes my hair feel heavy and weighed-down. I wash my hair and blow dry it with a metal round brush (I only wash and dry my hair once every 4-5 days which is why it is still healthy, but I’m lucky that I dont get greasy hair!) and then I go. I usually don’t even brush it again until it’s time to wash it.

Thanks, Danielle! See you Saturday night.

Now back to your regularly scheduled programming…