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

Hair Removal

Is "Smooth Away" A Throwaway?

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smooth+away+pads Is "Smooth Away" A Throwaway?
I just got off the phone with Lauren (my younger sister/beauty addict apprentice) – and she excitedly told me about her experience with Smooth Away, those hair removal discs seen on TV.
smooth+away1 Is "Smooth Away" A Throwaway?Initially, Lauren laughed when my mom admitted to purchasing the pads; you see, Mama Spoiled Pretty has yet to meet an infomercial she didn’t like. But Mom had the last laugh when Lauren used the mini Smooth Away pad to successfully buff away the fuzz on her upper lip.

Lauren told me that it had been a few weeks since she had been threaded, but it was too soon to pay to have the peach fuzz ripped out of her face – so she decided to put Smooth Away to the test. She was absolutely amazed by how it removed her mustache with minimal irritation. Lauren did admit that her lip was a tiny bit tender right after she used the Smooth Away pad, but she does have very sensitive skin – and she said that the discomfort dissipated quickly.

A product needs to really deliver to get high marks from my sister, so I trust that she and my mom have found an as-seen-on-TV winner. I’ll be back in Philadelphia in a few days – so once I’ve tried Smooth Away, you’d best believe I’ll be blogging away and weighing in with my own conclusions.

Update: click here for my review of Smooth Away!

Thread Beauty Bar Giveaway Winner

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threading Thread Beauty Bar Giveaway WinnerThe time has come to announce the winner of the Thread Beauty Bar giveaway. Congratulations to Wendy Hughes…she will receive a $50 gift card, so that she can get prettified in Philly.

If you’re in the Philadelphia area and haven’t been yet, take my advice and schedule an appointment. Or just walk on in, as appointments aren’t necessary. Then email me and let me know how much you loved it…because I know you will.

Thanks to everyone who entered the contest, and special thanks to Thread and Dara King for sponsoring this giveaway!

Stay tuned for Spoiled Pretty’s next giveaway. You won’t believe what I have in store…

Until next time, I bid you adieu.

Shobha Winners

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Congrats to Jessica Harding, Adrian Rosen and Taryn Elise Travis…they are winners of the Shobha Giveaway!

ingrown+relief+lotion Shobha WinnersThese ladies have each won My First Brazilian Kit, a three-step kit provides Shobha essentials for maintaining the bikini area after hair removal, to ensure optimal upkeep for all those who bikini wax. They will also receive Ingrown Relief Lotion, Shobha’s one-step solution for hair removal aftercare that treats and prevents ingrowns without being harsh or drying.

Thanks to Shobha for sponsoring the contest!

And for those of you who are still waiting for your name to be called, be sure to enter the Fancy Giveaway – five readers will receive Jessica Simpson’s new fragrance! And if you live in the greater Philadelphia area and would like to throw a hair coloring party, sponsored by L’Oreal – click here!

Shobha Giveaway!!!

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shobha+logo Shobha Giveaway!!!Spending summers with her grandmother in the city of Hyderabad, Shobha Tummala learned the secrets of Indian beauty, including ancient methods used for hair removal. “My grandmother made all my beauty products herself,” says Tummala. “Hair conditioner was created from crushed hibiscus petals picked from a tree in our backyard; soap from a mixture of shaved sandalwood and lentils. Moisturizer was just the cream from fresh milk.”

shobha sevices woman Shobha Giveaway!!!After graduating from Harvard Business School and working at a variety of businesses, Tummala founded three luxury New York City salons. The menu of services includes facials, threading, sugaring, waxing and henna.

The Shobha product line is a natural, pun intended, extension of the salons – putting a modern spin on India’s centuries-old beauty and well-being philosophies.

This week, Spoiled Pretty has partnered with Shobha for a giveaway! Three lucky winners will receive:

My+First+Brazilian Shobha Giveaway!!!
* My First Brazilian Kit: This three-step kit provides Shobha essentials for maintaining the bikini area after hair removal, to ensure optimal upkeep for all those who bikini wax. Includes hydrocortisone cream, Exfoliating Cloth, and Freshening Cloths.

ingrown+relief+lotion Shobha Giveaway!!!
* Ingrown Relief Lotion: Shobha’s newest product is a one-step solution for hair removal aftercare that treats and prevents ingrowns without being harsh or drying. The fast-absorbing lotion is free of parabens, color, and artificial fragrance. Glycolic acid exfoliates by removing dead skin, which can clog hair follicles and re-direct hair growth inward; Vitamin A improves skin tone and texture; Tea Tree Oil protects by naturally fighting off irritation; Glycerin keeps skin soft and hydrated; and Chamomile soothes and eliminates the tell-tale signs of post-hair removal sensitivity.

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name. The subject line should read “Shobha Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Tuesday, August 12th. Three winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Wednesday, August 13th, 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!

More Beauty Secrets From Kim Kardashian

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kim kardashian More Beauty Secrets From Kim Kardashian
How does Kim Kardashian give oily skin the kiss off? Kim swears by oil-free makeup and powder. She also carries blot papers to keep the greasies at bay throughout the day.

And even though our favorite junk in the trunk-tastic socialite wears $400 Dior shades and kicks it in Christian Louboutins, she can be a bit of a penny-pincher. She says, “You can use toilet seat covers to blot your face. It’s basically the same material as blot papers and they’re free! Ha ha!”

To keep her skin and oil glands acting right, Kim visits her dermatologist, Dr. Ava Shamban, for medical facials. She also frequents Aida Thibiant in Beverly Hills.

As for hair removal, Kim has kissed her waxing days goodbye. She much prefers lasers. “I started at the American Laser Center, but Laser Away has numbing cream. I can be such a baby about that stuff!”

For more of Kim Kardashian’s beauty and makeup tips, click here!

Source: officialkimkardashian.com

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