Because Shaving is the Pits: DERMAdoctor Gorilla Warfare Antiperspirant Giveaway!


My hair grows like a weed. Unfortunately, the hair of which I speak is not on my head. My legs and underarms give my razor a workout. If I shave in the morning, by afternoon, I've got stubble. And forget about skipping days...unless I want to look like Sasquatch. Getting rid of the hair is not only expensive (I CONTINUE READING

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: BlowPro Perfect Shower Cap


The shower and my chemically-straightened hair are frenemies. Every seventh day when I wash my hair, they get along great in a shampoo Shangri-la. But the rest of the week, I employ a shower cap to keep the steam from undoing the silky straightness. I have been wearing shower caps since I was a child, and I’ve tried them CONTINUE READING

Miss Oops is On Sale at HauteLook


I love Miss Oops fashion fixers and have been using them for years. If you wear clothes, you NEED to get acquainted with Miss Oops. All of those things that can and do go wrong with your wardrobe can be fixed by Miss Oops problem-solving products. Shirt revealing too much cleavage? Accidentally get a deodorant stain on your top? Are your CONTINUE READING

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

Fragrance

Charmed, I’m Sure

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Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Elle Bag Charm features an elle Yves Saint Laurent solid perfume (woody and floral notes – Peony, Pink Berries, and Patchouli) and a fuchsia pearly lip gloss. This multitasking accessory adds instant glamour to a bag or a belt, and is perfect for gals on the go.

Available at Bloomingdale’s and Neiman Marcus.

Haute New Fragrance: Desirable By Lise Watier

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Desirable ang Haute New Fragrance: Desirable By Lise Watier
I don’t write about fragrances too often. Why? Well, to be honest – I’m persnickety (this is my husband’s favorite word to describe me). I could write about every new fragrance that hits the shelves – but I’m not going to waste your time, and mine, writing about a zillion unremarkable perfumes. So from now on, I’m only going to tell you when a fragrance stinks to high heaven or when it’s heaven scent. The following fragrance falls into the latter category, thankfully.

In tribute to the heat of desire, and in the image of the woman who inspires it, Lise Watier has created her latest fragrance, Désirable.

The fragrance is a pure and delicate elixir, an authentic harmony of fresh, invigorating notes blended for a contemporary, feminine scent. The muse for Désirable is today’s woman: natural, confident, sensual; a woman with intrinsic charm and a power of seduction even more inspirational than beauty. Desire springs to life in a sparkling, spontaneous flight of sweet apple, honeyed osmanthus, and tart wild berries. The emotion unfurls gently, revealing a subtle nose of freesia, lily of the valley, and magnolia. Like the lingering memory of a kiss, the final note leaves a velvety, refined impression of musk and sandalwood.

flacons desirable 2 Haute New Fragrance: Desirable By Lise WatierI’m not typically a fan of fruity scents, but this one is so lovely and complex that I had to make an exception. And the bottle is just as delightful as the perfume itself; it reminds me of one of my other fragrance favorites. Plus, it comes packaged in a feminine and refined lilac box.

To learn more about Désirable, visit areyoudesirable.com.

New Addition

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Last week, I took a trip to Sephora. Yeah, I realize that I should just start paying rent there…but this time, I had a good excuse. I accidentally fried my hair and was in desparate need of a miracle (aka a new jar of Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment). But while I was browsing around, the cutest blue and brown bottle caught my eye.

LAVANILA, famous for their vanilla scented fragrances (Vanilla Blossom, Vanilla Grapefruit, and Pure Vanilla) just added another player to the team. Vanilla Coconut is an indulgent blend of coconut, hints of monoi Tiare (a Tahitian white flower), and a warm sensual base of Madagascar vanilla bean. This new addition is, in my opinion, the best of the bunch – and its creamy, yet refreshing scent comes just in time for Spring.

And here’s the kicker… LAVANILA’s breakthrough fragrances are infused with natural fragrance oils and 100 percent active botanicals. So given that skin absorbs 60 percent of what you put on it, it’s nice to know that every spritz feeds your skin with antioxidants, amino acids, essential vitamins, and minerals.

Vanilla Coconut is available in a 1.7 oz Eau de Parfum Spray ($56) and 8 oz Vanilla Coconut Body Butter ($25). Available at lavanila.com, Beauty.com, and Sephora.

Deseo Contest Winners

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I will be traveling today and tomorrow. So unfortunately, I won’t be posting as frequently as I’d like. But I couldn’t leave without announcing the lucky winners of the Deseo Giveaway

Congratulations to Huguette English, Paula Wade, Sheena Brooke Rodgers, Mary Balandiat, and Kam Atwal. Each of them has won the Deseo Eau de Parfum spray and Desirable Body Lotion.

I’d like to thank Coty for sponsoring the contest. And merci to everyone who entered.

While I’m away, be sure to enter the Greatest Giveaway – if you haven’t already. And stay tuned for my next contest announcement. You know I keep ‘em coming.

And if you get impatient or bored, feel free to browse my blog. Even if you’re a regular visitor, I bet you haven’t read all 558 of my posts.

xoxo,

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M By Mariah Carey Gold Deluxe Edition

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This month, Mariah Carey launches a limited-edition version of her debut fragance, a creamy floral-oriental…

Wrap yourself in liquid gold. Introducing M by Mariah Carey Gold Deluxe Edition, the purest and most luxurious form of the M by Mariah Carey fragrance collection.

While packaged in the same beautifully shaped bottle as M by Mariah Carey, it is now dipped in a lavish metallic gold. Inside this stunning bottle is the most sensual form of the original fragrance and Mariah’s favorite, the parfum. For a limited time only, experience the sensual notes and floralcy of the Tahitian Tiare flower that embody this magical fragrance, and lavish yourself in the Glamour of Gold.

A $595.00 value. Yours for $75.00.

Available in fine department stores.

Source: fragrance.mariahcarey.com

Mychael Knight Creates MajK

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I am so amped up right now. As the 10 o’clock hour draws near, I am both delighted and distressed by tonight’s finale of Project Runway. I’ve been dying for a winner to be crowned; but at the same time, I want the season to go on indefinitely. The thought of PR-less Wednesday nights is making me twitch.

Anyway, speaking of Project Runway – my favorite contestant of all time, Mychael Knight, has expanded his repertoire. Majk, his new unisex fragrance, “transcends the boundaries of gender and has the ability to leave any man or woman breathless.”

majk2 Mychael Knight Creates MajKThe scent is a light, well-balanced blend of musk and floral notes “with whispers of exotic berries and vetiver.” Oooh! I can’t wait to get my hands (and pulse points) on this one.

If I manage to get a bottle of my very own, I’ll let you know if Mychael is – in the immortal words of Tim Gunn – making it work.

Majk is available at mychaelknight.com.

Desirable Giveaway

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In February, Jennifer Lopez gave birth to twins Max and Emme. Congrats, J.Lo! That same month, she also debuted her sixth fragrance – Deseo.

Deseo Desirable Giveaway“Deseo means desire…wish…dream…things that you want. It just seemed perfect for this time in my life and what I am communicating to people. Which is to inspire them, and to dream, and to want more, and to never stop reaching for the things they want to accomplish in their lives – that’s really the sentiment behind it.” – Jennifer Lopez

Deseo is a floral, woody scent – inspired by the smell and feel of the air during a midnight walk in Jennifer’s flower garden, moments before a thunderstorm. The scent of orange blossom, jasmine and mimosa mingles with cedar wood and wet earth radiating energy and warmth.

The notes include:

A Radiant Top
Watery Bamboo Leaves, Garden Yuzu, Sicilian Bergamot, Freesia

A Voluptuous Heart
Star Jasmine, Pink Geranium Flower, Orange Blossom, French Mimosa

A Natural Base
Warm Amber, Oak moss, Sensual Musks, Creamy Sandalwood, Atlas Cedar wood, Patchouli, Mineral Accord

This was a very personal project for Jennifer, since it really focuses on going back to her roots, her Latin culture – so her approval was extremely important throughout the entire process. Jennifer was extremely involved in the print and television shoot, in which she worked with creative director Oliver van Doorne, and photographer Peter Lindbergh to make sure they were getting out of the shoot exactly what they wanted to convey in the ad – a sense of unrefined luxury.

If you desire Deseo, you’re in luck. Five lucky readers will win the Eau de Parfum spray (3.4 fl oz) and Desirable Body Lotion (6.7 fl oz) – retail value is $83.

To enter the giveaway, visit the jenniferlopezbeauty.com and find out the names of Jennifer’s first 5 fragrances. Then send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com – be sure to include the answers and your full name. The subject line should read “Deseo Giveaway.”

The contest ends at 9 pm EST on Sunday, March 9th. Winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, March 10th, 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. & Canadian residents. Good luck!

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