When I was a young girl, one of my favorite pastimes was sitting in front of my mom’s mirrored closet doors and “playing QVC.” I would pretend to be Kathy Levine, meticulously describing each necklace, bracelet and pair of earrings in my mother’s jewelry box – using terms like Black Hills Gold, Diamonique and lobster claw clasp.
Twenty-some odd years later, I’m still a fan of QVC. My favorite show is Friday Night Beauty with Lisa Robertson – and if I didn’t have such excellent self-control, that program might bankrupt me. When I watch FNB, I always get the urge to call in and share my thoughts on the products I’ve tried. But I get nervous and I never go through with it.
So when QVC recently approached me about being one of their featured bloggers for the All Access Beauty event (it kicks off this Friday, April 13 at 11:00 PM EST and will continue on all day Saturday, April 14), I jumped at the opportunity. As an All Access Beauty Blogger, I’m sharing my top beauty picks on QVC.com. And since I’m local, I’ll be traveling to their West Chester, PA studios on Saturday to go backstage and meet beauty rock stars like Kate Somerville, Mally and Josie Maran. CONTINUE READING
I have a very discriminating nose, which is why a lot of fragrance reviews don’t see the light of day on the pages of Spoiled Pretty. I have a few favorites (Hanae Mori Butterfly, Prada Infusion d’Iris, Kai, Philosophy Amazing Grace, L’Instant de Guerlain, Carol’s Daughter Sugar-Dipped Vanilla) – but most perfumes don’t impress me enough to warrant a review.
So the fact that I’m posting about Yellow Diamond should tell you that I’m definitely impressed with Versace’s latest olfactory offering. CONTINUE READING
Congratulations to the winner of the Stila Spring 2012 Giveaway: Kristy Ma’o
In her comment/entry, Kristy mentioned that she never tried Stila before (gasp!) – so I am very excited to introduce her to one of my favorite beauty brands. She will receive a Smudge Crayon, Jewel Eye Shadow, Sparkle Luxe Gloss and Stila In the Garden Eye Shadow Palette from Stila’s 2012 Spring collection.
Many thanks to Stila for sponsoring this giveaway. CONTINUE READING
Attention, local ladies. If you’re in the Philadelphia area,here’s an opportunity you won’t want to miss. On Saturday (March 24), makeup artist, Sarah Lucero
, will be at the Sephora
at the King of Prussia Mall. As Stila’s Global Director of Education, Sarah spends half her time traveling and training Stila’s field team on how to use and sell the latest Stila products. The other half of her time is spent as the lead artist at top fashion shows, helping A-listers like Victoria Beckham and Brooke Shields get red-carpet ready.
From noon until 7:00 p.m., Sarah will be sharing tips and tricks on everything from how to achieve a cat eye swoop to how to best rock a bold lip.
Speaking cat eyes and bold lips, Stila just launched some fabulous new products for Spring that can help you rock those looks. CONTINUE READING
Congratulations to the lucky winners of the Skinnygirl Face and Body Gift Set Giveaway!
Lovely Glamor won the Margarita Gift Set, Gmhennessy won the Face Solutions Gift Set and Phetsadavone will recieve the Mommy Gift Set.
If you didn’t win doesn’t mean you’ve missed out. Just pop on over to your local Walmart (or walmart.com), where you can shop the entire Skinnygirl Face and Body collection (which includes 21 products and five fabulous gift sets). Prices start at a very reasonable $4.97. CONTINUE READING
Bethenny Frankel is my CBFFIMH (Celebrity Best Friend Forever in My Head) – along with Kathy Griffin and Wendy Williams.
Bethenny and I were introduced back in March of 2008 when The Real Housewives of New York premiered. She quickly won me over with her unpretentious personality and quick wit, and we’ve been BFF’s (again, in my head) ever since. Bethenny and I even had our children around the same time (Bethenny gave birth to Bryn in May of 2010 and Westley arrived in August of that year). I remember even more of a kinship with Bethenny as I watched her juggle marriage and motherhood, on the first season of Bethenny Getting Married?
Now I learn that me and my gal pal have even more in common. The reality-star-turned-entrepreneur has ventured into beauty, launching her Skinnygirl Face and Body collection. CONTINUE READING
Sorry for being so late announcing the winner, y’all. I just started a new jobby job and I’ve been hella busy. Anyway, the lucky lady who will receive the Lauren Merkin for John Frieda Flyaway Tamer Clutch (valued at $275) is….Tahnee!
Congrats, Tahnee. I hope it was worth the wait.
Thanks to everyone who entered. Be sure to check back soon for the next giveaway. And special thanks to Lauren Merkin and John Frieda for sponsoring this contest.
Until next time…