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

Giveaway

Oh Joy: China Glaze Romantique Giveaway!!!

Posted on by daneen in Contest, Giveaway, Nail Polish, Nails | 5 Comments

romantique Oh Joy: China Glaze Romantique Giveaway!!!Just in time for Valentine’s Day…

Love is in full bloom! Embark on a love affair this spring with China Glaze Romantique, a stunning new collection of love-inspired shades. Featuring twelve, chrome finished hues, the Romantique collection brings you love in color with sweet nail lacquers in an assortment of harmonious shades for spring. The Romantique collection includes:

china+glaze+romantique+cools Oh Joy: China Glaze Romantique Giveaway!!!
The Cools:
Admire – Lilac Shimmer
Adore – Turquoise Pearl
Awaken – Platinum Silver
Cherish – Shimmering Sea Green
Devotion – Metallic Lavender
Harmony – Brilliant Violet

Emotion – Berry Pink
Delight – Bubblegum Pink
Joy – Mauve Shimmer
Magical – Metallic Bronze
Passion – Gilded Gold
Poetic – Coral with Gold Flecks

I don’t know about you, but I think it’s so refreshing that China Glaze decided against the clichéd Valentine’s Day color palette. If I see one more brand pushing red and pink foil hearts floating in a bottle of clear lacquer, I’m going to scream.

As the name implies, these shades are romantic and whimsical, but the chrometastic finish gives them edge. The formula is pigment-rich, so you really only need one coat; however, metallics tend to highlight every ridge in the nail, so you would be smart to buff and/or apply a base coat, pre-polish.

My current faves are Magical and Joy. Speaking of Joy, I’d better keep this one away from Mama Spoiled Pretty (also named Joy) before she starts begging. Mom loves a purple polish, and she somehow manages to relieve me of almost every plum, grape and eggplanty shade that comes into my possession. But she did “bring me into this world” and “never let me want for anything” – so I suppose I could share.

While we’re on the topic of sharing…I’m pleased to announce that this week, Spoiled Pretty is teaming up with China Glaze for a romantical giveaway. Two sets of Romantique are up for grabs!!!

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, February 1st. Two winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, February 2nd, 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!

No Frizz Giveaway Winners Revealed

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Living+Proof+No+Frizz No Frizz Giveaway Winners Revealed
Good hair days are here again for Meghan Olsonoski, Becky Grady and Nakia Hansen. Congrats, ladies! You’re about to experience No Frizz by Living Proof, a collection of breakthrough, anti-frizz products that deliver results you can see across the room! Besides obliterating frizz, these products also manage to smooth hair without a heavy or greasy feel, impart lasting shine and softness, and repel dirt and oil so you can go longer between shampoos.

Congratulations to the winners and many thanks to Living Proof for making this contest possible.

And stay tuned because the next giveaway announcement is just around the bend.

Congrats to Winners of the Freeze 24-7 Giveaway, Sponsored by Ideeli

Posted on by daneen in Anti-Aging, Contest, Giveaway | 1 Comment

freeze+24 7+jet+set+travel+kit Congrats to Winners of the Freeze 24 7 Giveaway, Sponsored by Ideeli
Congratulations to the winners of the Freeze 24-7 Giveaway, sponsored by Ideeli:

Dana Henderson
Caroline Morin
Kristin McGregor
Ilissa Huhta
Misty Hammonds

These lucky ladies will receive a a Freeze 24-7 Jet Set Travel Kit. For out of (or in) town, this luxe travel companion carries all you need for flawless skin – instantly! The Jet Set Travel Kit includes deluxe, travel friendly sizes of five Freeze 24-7 Anti-Aging Essentials – everything you need for flawless, smooth and healthy-looking skin.

Thanks to everyone who entered. Even if you didn’t win a Jet Set Travel Kit, you’re still a winner…you’re signed up for Ideeli.com. I’m constantly blown away by their amazing sample sales and the unbelievable prices. This Thursday, Ideeli is having a Treesje handbag sale – with purses starting at $142…so you know I’m all about that!

Not a member yet? No sweat…visit Ideeli.com and enter spoiledpretty as your invite code.

CORALista Giveaway, Sponsored by Benefit Cosmetics

Posted on by daneen in Blush, Contest, Giveaway | 3 Comments

coralista+benefit+cosmetics CORALista Giveaway, Sponsored by Benefit Cosmetics
When you look in the mirror, does your face look like it could use a vacay?

Take a tropical pleasure trip with Benefit’s CORALista. Sweep this blush onto cheeks to wake up your complexion and put a smile on your face.

On Saturday, CORALista met TIREDista (that would be me) – and I found this warm coral pink blush to be the perfect antidote to the dreaded winter pallor. And yes, even brown girls can look anemic…lately I’ve been looking particularly pale, a la Dead Presidents.

CORALista is oh so flattering and goes on sheer – so you have to be really heavy-handed to overdo it. To apply, swirl the brush in the box & blow off excess. Smile and brush lightly across the apples of your cheeks, starting from the hairline and working in.

CORALista retails for $28…but one of you is gonna get lucky because Spoiled Pretty is partnering with Benefit to give away one CORALista, pro bono.

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Benefit CORALista Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, February 1st. One winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, February 2nd, I’ll announce the winner’s name. 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!

No Frizz Giveaway – Sponsored by Living Proof

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Living+Proof+No+Frizz No Frizz Giveaway   Sponsored by Living Proof
Women everywhere know that even the smallest changes in humidity can have a major effect on how their hair looks and feels. Remarkably, in 30 years of research and development, science has done little to tilt the balance in your (and your hair’s!) favor. Nearly every anti-frizz product on the market today – there are more than 1,000 – treats frizz with silicone, a technology in use for three decades. The problem with silicone is that it doesn’t address the causes of frizz; it doesn’t prevent humidity from entering the hair shaft, and it doesn’t reduce the surface friction on hair. Rather, silicone works by weighing down hair with oil, ultimately allowing humidity to penetrate, leaving it limp and greasy.

So Living Proof scientists set out to apply advanced technology to solve the toughest beauty challenges – and, miraculously, they created a collection of breakthrough, anti-frizz products that deliver results you can see across the room. Besides obliterating frizz, these products also manage to smooth hair without a heavy or greasy feel, impart lasting shine and softness, and repel dirt and oil so you can go longer between shampoos.

No Frizz is available now at livingproof.com, and will be sold (starting in February 2009) at select Sephora stores, Sephora.com, and QVC.

If you read my recent review, you know that these products are the reason why frizz isn’t even a word in my dictionary anymore. And if you’ve been reading Spoiled Pretty for more than a week, you know that I can’t keep a good thing to myself. So I’ve teamed up with Living Proof for a giveaway.

Three readers will get lucky, this go-round:

* One winner (with fine to medium hair) will receive Straight Making No Frizz Styling Spray and Wave Shaping Curl Defining No Frizz Styling Spray.

* One winner (with medium to thick hair) will receive Straight Making No Frizz Styling Cream and Wave Shaping Curl Defining No Frizz Styling Cream.

* One winner (with thick to coarse hair) will receive Straight Making No Frizz Styling Treatment and Wave Shaping Curl Defining No Frizz Styling Treatment.

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name, mailing address, and hair type (fine to medium, medium to thick, or thick to coarse). The subject line should read “No Frizz Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, January 25th. Three winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, January 26th, 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.

Freeze 24-7 Giveaway, Sponsored by Ideeli

Posted on by daneen in Anti-Aging, Contest, Giveaway, Skin Care | 38 Comments

freeze+24 7+jet+set+travel+kit Freeze 24 7 Giveaway, Sponsored by Ideeli
It’s a new year. It’s time for resolutions and for putting your best face forward. But too often, jam-packed schedules, daily stress and the passing of time can take a toll on your skin, making you feel less than camera-ready. Thanks to Freeze 24-7, however, this no longer has to be the case: its revolutionary patent-pending Age-Less Technology helps produce a nearly instant visible reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. These remarkable results have caught the eyes of leading beauty authorities worldwide and Freeze 24-7 has been featured in numerous magazines and television programs including Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, Lucky, Rachel Ray, Fox News and the Today Show.

With all of the accolades Freeze 24-7 has earned, Spoiled Pretty is proud to partner with Ideeli for a Freeze 24-7 Giveaway!

Five lucky winners will receive a Freeze 24-7 Jet Set Travel Kit. On the go or at home, this luxe travel companion carries everything you need for flawless, smooth and healthy-looking skin. Travel-friendly product sizes meet travel regulations, making check-in a breeze. The kit is a $75 value and includes deluxe travel sizes of five anti-aging essentials:

Anti-Wrinkle Cream: Reduces the visible appearance of fine lines and wrinkles minutes of application. Lasts up to 24 hours.

IceCream Double Scoop Intensive Anti-Aging Moisturizer: A smoothing and moisturizing complex that provides intense hydration while nourishing, firming and toning skin.

Anti-Aging Eye Serum: An eye serum that quickly and effectively removes puffiness, fine lines, dark circles and other signs of aging.

IceCrystals Anti-Aging Prep and Polish: A revolutionary resurfacing product that rejuvenates the skin while leaving a youthful, healthy glow.

Plump Lips Lip Plumper: This lip plumper quickly and dramatically plumps and moisturizes, while enhancing natural lip color.

To enter, all you have to do is sign up for Ideeli.com. Ideeli is a membership-only shopping community, and membership is free. Just click here and enter spoiledpretty as your invite code. The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, January 25th. One winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, January 26th, I’ll announce the winner’s name.

And if you can’t wait to get your hands on some Freeze 24-7, click here to shop and use coupon code “ideeli09” at checkout for 30% off any purchase through January 31st.

Good luck!

Havaianas Winner – Come Claim Your Prizes!

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hav2 Havaianas Winner   Come Claim Your Prizes!

Congratulations to Kim Moelk, winner of the Sandalicious Giveaway, sponsored by Havaianas. Kim has won FOUR pairs of sandals, from Havaianas’ 2009 collection.

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway – and to Havaianas for making this contest possible!

Spoiled Pretty’s next giveaway is just a few hours away. So check back soon!

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