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Whish Shave Crave Shaving Cream Review

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Daneen – I know that you like your razor*, but wow, this stuff is awesome!

Do you remember where you were when you learned how to shave? Believe it or not, I was in Tennessee! My Dad was driving our family to Orlando, from New Jersey, for a trip to Disney world. He had the tendency to take the long way to stop at obscure places for sight seeing. I was 10 or 12 years old, and I recall my mom saying that it was time to learn. She took a disposable razor and his Barbasol shave cream and showed me what to do.

Since then, I always got the $1.00 Barbasol shave cream to use. But since it always left me feeling dry (and smelling like a man, ha!), I decided to splurge and get Skintimate – which was definitely better. I never thought I would use anything more “luxurious” than that until Whish Shave Crave found its way to my shower.

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

dermadoctor gorilla warfare hair minimizing antiperspirant 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 go through a lot of razors) – it’s also tedious and annoying. There are many days that I make certain clothing choices so I don’t have to go through the trouble of shaving.

So when I heard that one of my favorite skincare brands, DERMAdoctor, has a hair-minimizing antiperspirant, I emailed them with a quickness to ask for a sample I could review for Spoiled Pretty.

Here’s how DERMAdoctor describes Gorilla Warfare:

No need to go ape over jungle-like hair growth and rain forest-level wetness. Stop monkeying around with the ordinary and make peace with two decidedly indelicate concerns with a solution uniquely camouflaged as a daily antiperspirant. It contains fourteen highly evolved botanicals that help turn underarm hair into an endangered species. (more…)

Olay Smooth Finish Facial Hair Removal Duo

olay smooth finish hair removal duo medium to coarse Olay Smooth Finish Facial Hair Removal DuoMy preferred method of hair removal is threading–on my face, anyway. Up until a few years ago, I frequented a lovely threading salon in downtown Philly. But then it closed, which is a real shame because there aren’t a lot of threading places near me. Since then, I’ve been patronizing those threading kiosks at the mall. They do a great (and cheap) job. However, it’s one thing to get your brows shaped in the middle of the mall and it’s an entirely different thing (aka mortifying experience) to have your upper lip and chinny chin chin hairs ripped out in front of passersby.

I tried to suck it up, close my eyes and pretend that onlookers weren’t snickering at me. But I’m much too self-conscious for that kind of public humiliation. So I had to come up with a more private method of hair removal. Luckily, I didn’t have to search very hard because Olay did the work for me.

I was recently sent a sample of Olay Smooth Finish Facial Hair Removal Duo and it’s so genius that I couldn’t wait to write this review. The simple two-step system gently, yet effectively, removes even stubborn facial hair. (more…)

Gillette Venus Spa Breeze Giveaway!

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When I meet a beauty product that blows my mind, there are – typically – two things that come to mind. First, I ask myself, “Self, how have you lived your life thus far without this product in your possession?” Secondly, I strategize, “How can I hook up my Spoiled Pretty peeps?”

This was exactly my thought process when I tried Venus Spa Breeze for the very first time, last week.

venus+spa+breeze Gillette Venus Spa Breeze Giveaway!This new Venus incarnation has built-in shave gel bars infused with the clean, fresh scent of white tea to provide a light lather as you shave, eliminating the need for a separate shave cream. I have to admit that, as a fan of the Schick Intuition razor, I wasn’t immediately impressed when I saw Venus Spa Breeze’s tiny little ‘shave gel bars.’ My pregnancy hormones have sent my hair follicles into overdrive, and I was very skeptical that there was enough gel to handle one leg – let alone all of my hairy situations.

But the Venus Spa Breeze pleasantly surprised me. First of all, I’m going to go on record as saying that my armpits have never been so bald, smooth and moisturized, post-shave, than after using the Venus Spa Breeze. And the razor delivered such a close shave that I didn’t have any stubble the next day! Lastly, the shave gel bars that I originally dismissed just kept going…and going…and going. They lasted through many a shave session and the triple blades stayed razor sharp.

I’m so impressed with Gillette that I’m partnering with them for a giveaway! Ten lucky winners will receive the Venus Spa Breeze, which includes 1 Venus Spa Breeze Razor, 2 refill cartridges, and 1 Shaving Compact. With warmer weather almost upon us, think how much this razor will come in handy. No more fussing with shaving cream…no more rust rings on the side of your tub…and no more buying those stupid mini cans of shave gel for vacations. Venus Spa Breeze is all you need.

To enter the giveaway, leave a message in the comments section; make sure to leave your email or another way for me to get in touch, just in case you get lucky. Contest is open to U.S. residents only. The giveaway ends at noon (EST) on Monday, March 22, 2010. Good luck!

Mo’Nique Explains Her Hairy Legs To Barbara Walters

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What’s with Mo’Nique’s legs? The Oscar nominee says her hubby likes ‘em hairy.

When interviewed for Barbara Walters’ annual Academy Award special, which airs this Sunday, Mo’Nique said “He loves the hairy legs,” she says, “and if Sid likes the hairy legs, there you go.”

She added, “I tried shaving one time, and it was so uncomfortable and painful. I said never again would I do that to myself.” Besides, she said, “I’m 42 and I’m very hairy.”

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Which Products Do You Wish Were Available in High School & College?

teenage+girls+applying+makeup Which Products Do You Wish Were Available in High School & College?I recently turned 29 for the third time…which got me thinking about how far beauty and fashion have come in the past 10-15 years.

It also got me thinking about how much cuter I could have looked in high school and college if the products we have today were available back then.

Among my wish list are: flat irons; No Frizz products; more foundations and concealers for brown girls; a threading salon in my neighborhood; Spanx; Forever 21; and everything .

So I ask you: if you could turn back time, which products/brands do you wish were available in your adolescence?

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