If You Have Hair, The Wet Brush is a Must Have


For years, I have used an oversized wide-tooth comb to detangle my notoriously impossible to detangle post-shampoo hair. The amount of hair that would get caught in the teeth was somewhat alarming. But I chalked it up to the fact that I only wash my hair once a week - so maybe the hair loss really wasn't all that CONTINUE READING

Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream Review


You know how awesome BB creams are for your face? Well, the geniuses at Jergens have harnessed the power of BB and infused it into a lotion for your body. Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream promises flawless-looking skin with 5 visible benefits in just 5 days.  But does it deliver? Watch the video to find out...   Disclosure: This post was CONTINUE READING

Laura Mercier Sale at Gilt.com


As a huge fan of Laura Mercier (I swear by the foundation primer and tinted moisturizer), I was so excited to see that Gilt.com has a nice assortment of beauty products currently on sale. There's everything from sophisticated nail polish colors and soft mineral blush to lip glaze palettes and pencil sets to create an alluring smoky eye. Oh, and CONTINUE READING

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Cover April Issue of Vogue


Welp, folks, it looks like Kanye finally wore Anna Wintour down and got his baby mama a coveted Vogue cover. So the rumors were true. There was buzz a few months back that Kim would cover the fashion bible, but then everyone assumed it would be a foreign Vogue - given Anna's alleged aversion to all things Kardashian. I CONTINUE READING

10 Beauty Products to Get You Through the Flu


Hey Guys! As you all know the weather lately has been terrible and most of us have been getting all kinds of horrible colds and the flu, as a result. This is very personal for me because I work in retail and it seems like I get one disease after the other with all of my customers constantly sneezing CONTINUE READING

Hair Color

Ken Paves Healthy Hair Boost Up Color Drops

Posted on by daneen in Hair Color, Video | 1 Comment

ken+paves+boost+up+color+drops Ken Paves Healthy Hair Boost Up Color DropsAs soon as I heard about Ken Paves Healthy Hair Boost Up Color Drops, I added it to my ‘Needed This, Like, Yesterday’ list.

Boost Up Color Drops can be used to extend salon hair colorings and keep color fresh – or to instantly brighten, darken or add warmth to your regular hair color. In addition to its color enhancing properties, the product also moisturizes, invigorates, and conditions and replenishes lost protein. The best part? One shampoo and it’s back to the old you. “It’s like cosmetics for your hair,” Paves says.

Boost Up Color Drops are available in six shades: Beige, Black, Brown, Honey, Platinum and Red.

Get a .96 oz bottle for $39.95. Or purchase the Color Booster Explorer Kit from HSN (which includes a full-sized bottle of the Boost Up Color Drops plus shampoo, conditioner, shine serum and hair spray from Ken Paves’ new Healthy Hair line) for the same price. This is a no-brainer.

Healthy Hair products are also sold at Henri Bendel. And sometime soon, you’ll see this line popping up at Beauty.com, Macy’s, Ulta, and fine salons near you!

Philly Girls: Wanna Throw A Hair Coloring Party Sponsored by L’Oreal?

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feria Philly Girls: Wanna Throw A Hair Coloring Party Sponsored by LOreal?
Hey, Philly girls…yeah, I’m talkin’ to you. Wanna get spoiled pretty, courtesy of L’Oreal Paris?

There’s a new Feria product hitting the market this fall and to help create awareness, L’Oreal wants to throw a house par-tay. Whose house? Your house!

One lucky Spoiled Pretty will win an in-home hair coloring party with 4 of your girlfriends, sponsored by L’Oreal Paris. They will provide you and your guests with their new Feria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Haircolor, the “must-have accessory for the woman who celebrates her individuality and wears her style on her sleeve.” With professionally calibrated shades of multi-faceted shimmer, triple highlights and a new deep conditioning formula, hair colored with Feria is a style statement all its own!

Benefits of Feria Multi-Faceted Shimmering Haircolor include:
* Prismatic, custom-blended color spectrum that brings cutting-edge, fashion forward shades to at-home hair coloring
* Silk & shimmer deep conditioning technology conditions hair throughout the process making hair soft from the moment you rinse
* New pro-touch applicator allows for quicker, more even, precise application
* Thicker, no-drip color formula
* New pleasant aromatic fragrance
* Aromatic shimmer serum contains sunflower seed oil
* Shimmer boost hydrating after color conditioner keeps hair shimmering week after week

L’Oreal Paris will provide the following for you and your guests’ enjoyment:
* $100 towards refreshments for your guests
* 10 towels
* Makeup kit for you and your guests to touch up for “after” photos
* L’Oreal makeup gift sets for your guests * Samples of L’Oreal’s new top-secret shampoo and conditioner for color-treated hair
* 1 L’Oreal Paris luxury compact to raffle at party
* And more…

Your resident beauty junkie will be on hand to assist with color application process, take before/after photos and document with a video camera, and (most importantly) make sure everyone is having fun!

If you’re ready to par-tay like it’s 2008, email me at spoiledpretty@gmail.com. Tell me why you deserve to be spoiled pretty…and be sure to include your name, address (you must live within a 40 minute drive from Philadelphia), phone number, and a photo of you in your house/apt (where the party will be held). The Feria party would need to take place in August 2008. Entries must be received by Friday, August 15 at 6pm EST. A winner will be chosen and contacted on Saturday, August 16.

Good luck!

Nice ‘N Easy ColorSeal Conditioning Gloss, Plus A Giveaway!

Posted on by daneen in Conditioner, Hair, Hair Color | 2 Comments

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Love the intensive conditioning treatment that comes in your hair coloring kit, but wish there were more? Then you’re in luck because, this week, your fairy god-blogger is spoiling you pretty with Nice ‘N Easy ColorSeal Conditioning Gloss!

clairol+colorseal Nice N Easy ColorSeal Conditioning Gloss, Plus A Giveaway!ColorSeal Conditioning Gloss is an intensive weekly conditioning treatment specially designed for color-treated hair. This two minute miracle seals the hair cuticle and keeps your color looking healthy and shiny, for up to six weeks. It works wonders when used with any at-home or salon color-treated hair – even highlights!

This past weekend, I tested the ColorSeal Conditioning Gloss on my own hair. Since I only wash my dry, over-processed hair once a week for fear it’ll all fall out, I was a little nervous to try this product. You see, when I don’t use my Holy Grail Conditioner, my hair ends up looking a hot mess for the next seven days. So imagine my surprise when this pina colada-perfumed conditioner left my hair the softest it’s been in forever!

The following day, my BFF couldn’t get over how brilliant and rich my 10-week-old highlights looked. And my facialist, while giving me a head massage, commented on how “silky soft” my hair felt.

You too can have silky, soft tresses…for FREE! Well, seven of you, anyway. This week, I’ve partnered with Clairol for a giveaway!!! Seven readers will win ColorSeal Conditioning Gloss.

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name. The subject line should read “Nice ‘N Easy ColorSeal Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, July 20th. Seven winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, July 21st, 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!

Is Hilary’s New Do A Don’t?

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Yesterday, Academy Award winner Hillary Swank showed off a shorter, blonde do at the Joyful Heart Foundation Gala in New York City. What say you?

My Date With Franc at the Giovanni & Pileggi Salon

Posted on by daneen in Hair, Hair Color, Hair Styling, Haircut, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Phocus, Salon | 2 Comments

giovanni+%26+pileggi1 My Date With Franc at the Giovanni & Pileggi Salon
A month ago, I was invited to the grand re-opening of Giovanni & Pileggi, now located in an 1840’s Federal Period Townhouse at 256 South 16th Street in Center City Philadelphia. A few weeks later, I was invited back to the salon – this time, to have my hair cut and colored by one of their talented stylists.

Last Tuesday, I arrived at the salon and was greeted by Franc, whom I had met back in April at the opening. His friendly demeanor put me at ease, at least a little bit. But having been in a 13-year monogamous relationship with my hairdresser Erik, I was having heart palpitations about putting my hair in someone else’s hands.

daneen+and+franc My Date With Franc at the Giovanni & Pileggi SalonWhen Franc sat me down in his chair and asked me what I had in mind for my new do, I surprised myself when I responded, “Do whatever you think is best. I trust you.” I removed the elastic from ponytail and Franc sized up my mane. “Highlights,” he said assertively. “Highlights will give your hair dimension.”

After mixing up my color, he quickly applied the mixture and foil to sections of my hair with amazing dexterity. While working his magic, I remembered I was there in a journalistic capacity and began firing off questions.

Franc told me that as a student at The Philadelphia High School for Creative And Performing Arts, he befriended some girls in the dance department and started doing their hair. Not long after, he realized that hair was his calling and enrolled in beauty school. After graduating from beauty school, he moved to New York City and worked at Bumble & Bumble. It was during his years in NYC that he noticed how segregated the industry was – white customers patronized white salons and black clients patronized black salons. So Franc decided to teach himself how to work with ethnic/textured hair, so that he could cater to all patrons.

In New York, he honed his craft working at the Bumble & Bumble salon – as well as doing fashion shows and photo shoots. But a few years ago, he got a little homesick and decided to move back to Philly to work exclusively in a salon setting. “I much prefer working in a salon because I enjoy helping regular people transform into better versions of themselves,” he said. “It’s not that hard to make a model look good. Plus salon work allows me to be creative. When you’re doing editorial or runway work, you’re following someone else’s template.”

After rinsing the dye out of my hair, a gloss was applied and allowed to marinate – to add all-over shine to my dull locks. But before long, I was back in Franc’s chair. He quickly blow dried my hair and whipped out his shears. Again, I shocked myself by telling him to do what he thought was best. He decided to keep the length, but add some layers that would give my hair shape and movement. Then he styled it without any input from me. So how’d he do?

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Amazing, right?!?!?!?!?! I love my hair and I love Franc for transforming me into a better version of myself.

If you live anywhere near Philadelphia, even if it’s kind of a hike, you must get to Giovanni & Pileggi and pay Franc a visit.

Buy Herbal Essences, Get A Free Manicure or Pedicure!

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pedicure Buy Herbal Essences, Get A Free Manicure or Pedicure!
With the purchase of any (2) two specially marked Herbal Essences shampoo or conditioner products, you can receive a free manicure or pedicure at participating salons!

Just save your receipt and visit herbalessences.com/manipedi and follow redemption instructions on how to mail in their receipt. Delivery of manicure/pedicure voucher will take four to six weeks. Specially marked products are on shelves now through June.

bodyenvy Buy Herbal Essences, Get A Free Manicure or Pedicure!The following collections will be specially marked and included in the promotion:

*Long Term Relationship
*Hello Hydration
*Body Envy
*Totally Twisted
*Color Me Happy

The promotion is also valid with the purchase of any (1) one Herbal Essences haircolor product.

I Told You Amy Would Go Back To Black

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I told y’all that Amy Winehouse wouldn’t be blonde for very long. This morning, she debuted her darker do, just prior to entering a rehab facility.

Perhaps the crackhead chanteuse wanted to go a bit more incognito (good luck, with a 2-foot beehive) in the wake of her drug video. Or maybe it was last night’s episode of Project Runway that promped her to go back to black.



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