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 Styling

ZannClip Giveaway!!!

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zannclip ZannClip Giveaway!!!I am a giveaway fool.

This week, Spoiled Pretty is partnering with Logics Color DNA System and Proactiv for two amazing giveaways. But after receiving a handful of enthusiastic emails about my ZannClip review, I felt compelled to throw a third contest into the mix. So three readers will win a ZannClip of their very own – in their choice of size and color!

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “ZannClip Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Wednesday, April 22nd. Three winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Thursday, April 23rd, 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.

Logics Color DNA System Giveaway!

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Logics+Color+DNA+System Logics Color DNA System Giveaway!This week, Spoiled Pretty partners with Logics Color DNA System for another amazing giveaway.

Hair becomes art with Logics Color DNA System’s introduction of four new stylers that allow you to fashion hair with lasting color vibrancy, mirror-like shine and silkened texture. The Logics Color DNA System styling collection works to defend pure tone color while creating art-inspired hair. The products feature Dual Net Affinity technology, which provides continuous protection against color-depleting forces from the environment and daily heat styling.

One winner will receive:

Gloss Balm: Defines, pieces and polishes as it reduces frizz and flyaways. Ceramide strengthens while B5 conditions.

Contouring Paste: Molds hair into freeform designs with supple separation, touchable texture and a matte/natural finish. Strong hold.

Geometric Design Gel: Weightless medium hold gel. Provides control and protection, shine and manageability. Ceramide helps strengthen hair while Vitamin E and UV help protect against external aggressors.

Aerial Liquid Volume: Specifically formulated for fine/normal hair. Pumps weightless volume, lasting lift and thickness into hair for full-bodied styles. Ceramide and Soy Protein help strengthen and reinforce fine hair.

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Logics Color DNA System Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, April 19th. One winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, April 20th, 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!

Since When Can You Sleep Soundly In A Hair Clip?

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zannclip Since When Can You Sleep Soundly In A Hair Clip?If you asked me, a week ago, to name my favorite tried & true hair accessory, I would have said my trusty hair elastic. Old elasty and I go way back and we’re thick as thieves. 99% of the time, I’m pretty unimaginative when it comes to my hair; Monday through Friday, then again on Sunday, my hair is pulled back into a ponytail – and my hair elastic does a pretty decent job of keeping my uninspired style in place.

But I’ve changed my tune, since being introduced to the ZannClip – an ingenious accessory that functions as a ponytail holder, barrette and hair clip…and looks sophisticated and chic whilst doing so. And here’s the kicker: one night, I fell asleep wearing the ZannClip – and awoke from peaceful slumber to find it still perfectly in place. At night, I’m all Princess and the Pea – the slightest noise or discomfort keeps me awake into the wee hours. Yet the ZannClip didn’t affect my quality of sleep. Plus, when I took my hair down, it didn’t leave any crimps or dents in my hair! So I could quickly re-style my hair without fussing or fighting the texture. How many hair clips can make those claims?

The ZannClip is available in three sizes and 14 shades…but I say, go for the gold (24 karat, that is) or platiunum plated. Play the video below to watch the ZannClip in action, then try NOT to buy it.

Mama Spoiled Pretty Don’t Like It…Rock The Rat Tail

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Lauren+rattail+1 Mama Spoiled Pretty Don’t Like It…Rock The Rat TailRemember that clip-in extensions video I posted last week? Recall how I braided one of the extensions and mixed it in amongst my curls? Well…later that day, I took it out and dared my sister, Lauren, to wear it as a rat tail on a trip to the mall. Mama Pretty was completely against it, which only served to up the proverbial ante.

To our mother’s chagrin, Lauren pulled her hair back in a bun and clipped the extension above the nape of her neck. My sister proudly rocked the rat tail at Banana Republic, Bloomingdale’s, Forever 21, the Willow Grove Mall food court and Walmart; she was the main attraction everywhere we went. Every time the rat tail would elicit a befuddled stare from passersby, Lauren and I howled with laughter.

My stylish sis has a habit of starting nonsensical trends (when she was nine, she made up a word that – thanks to my BFF Kristen – became part of the Princeton University vernacular). So if there is a resurrection of the rat tail, you know who to blame for raising this hair don’t from the dead.

Lauren+rattail+2 Mama Spoiled Pretty Don’t Like It…Rock The Rat TailBy the time I took this pic, Lauren’s hair was more deconstructed. You should have seen when the rat tail was in full effect. It was classic.

My First Curling Iron in Two Years: h2Pro

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spoiled+pretty+extensions My First Curling Iron in Two Years: h2Pro
Just in case you were wondering how I achieved the Giselle waves in my clip-in hair extension video, I’ll tell you…I used h2pro’s Ceramic Curling Iron. After two years of using my flat iron to straighten and curl, I decided that a curling iron might be a wise addition to my hair styling tool kit.

h2pro+curling+iron My First Curling Iron in Two Years: h2ProThe h2pro has an adjustable temperature setting range which is easily viewed on the digital LCD temperature display. Just be aware that the temperature is in Celsius, rather than Fahrenheit…so pay attention, or else your mane might be feeling the burn.

The curling iron also features an easy-to-use spring grip, 360° swivel cord, built-in kickstand, circuit breaker and cool-touch tip for safe styling. And despite my iron’s 3/4″ barrel, it delivered both perfect tight spirals and undulating waves!

Buy This Immediately: PhytoSpecific Extreme Shine Spray

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phytospecific+extreme+shine+spray Buy This Immediately: PhytoSpecific Extreme Shine SprayI want you to listen very carefully. I’m only going to say this once. Open up your wallet and take out $26. Take said bills to Sephora and exchange them for PhytoSpecific’s Extreme Shine Spray. I don’t care if the kids gotta eat. Who cares if the electric bill is past due? This is imperative, people. PhytoSpecific Extreme Shine Spray will make your hair gleam so bright, you won’t need no stinkin’ lights!

As I’ve said before, my hair is the black hole of shine. Over the years, I’ve amassed an arsenal of shine serums, creams, and sprays to compensate for my mane’s embarrassing dullness. But while they imparted shine, it was always pretty apparent that the sheen was a result of product placement – and not good genetics.

Fortunately, and thanks to PhytoSpecific, I don’t have that problem anymore. Extreme Shine Spray subtly coats hair with botanical extracts without weighing it down. Exotic karanja oil nourishes and protects, while comforting chamomile and sage work to tone and impart dazzling radiance. It’s formulated without parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes, petro-chemicals and phthalates; so it enriches the look and condition of your hair.

If you’ve got lackluster locks, you MUST invest in PhytoSpecific Extreme Shine Spray. Just a few sprays of this finishing mist will have you believing in miracles. You’ll be blinded by the shine, and bowled over at how believable and effortless it appears.

I am so excited by this product that I wish I could gift each and every one of you with a sample. That’s how amazing it is…I just wanna share the shine. If I had an Oprah-esque bank account, this is the point where my elves would emerge and pass out gift bags filled with my new favorite thing. I’d be all, “And you get an Extreme Shine Spray, and you get and an Extreme Shine Spray, and you get an Extreme Shine Spray.”

Unfortunately, I can’t roll like that…yet. So until the money train pulls into the Spoiled Pretty station, you’ll have to reach into your own wallet (bills be damned) and buy your own can.

The PhytoSpecific line is also sold at Beauty.com.

Transform Your Do With Clip-In Hair Extensions

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spoiled+pretty+clip+in+hair+extensions Transform Your Do With Clip In Hair Extensions

For my step-by-step tutorial on how to create your own clip-in hair extensions, click here! If you’d prefer to just buy pre-made extensions, check out these clip-ins by Ted Gibson, which just launched tonight on QVC.

For more videos, visit my channel on YouTube – Spoiled Pretty TV.

Oh…and to try on different hairstyles and find inspiration for your personal transformation, visit dailymakeover.com.

For more video product reviews and tips, click here for Spoiled Pretty TV.