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 CONTINUE READING

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: BlowPro Perfect Shower Cap


The shower and my chemically-straightened hair are frenemies. Every seventh day when I wash my hair, they get along great in a shampoo Shangri-la. But the rest of the week, I employ a shower cap to keep the steam from undoing the silky straightness. I have been wearing shower caps since I was a child, and I’ve tried them CONTINUE READING

Miss Oops is On Sale at HauteLook


I love Miss Oops fashion fixers and have been using them for years. If you wear clothes, you NEED to get acquainted with Miss Oops. All of those things that can and do go wrong with your wardrobe can be fixed by Miss Oops problem-solving products. Shirt revealing too much cleavage? Accidentally get a deodorant stain on your top? Are your CONTINUE READING

Get Catty With Wildfox Catfarer Sunglasses


I've been searching for some cat eye sunnies for forever. On a whim, I bought these Wildfox Catfarer Sunglasses from Shopbop - hoping that they wouldn't look too cartoonish. Even though I was afraid they'd be too large, I'm digging the oversized frames. They make a statement without overwhelming my face. And the cat eye shape is subtle, so it's not CONTINUE READING

Peep My Polish: Revlon Top Speed Nail Enamel in Superstitious


Now that I have two kids - and the youngest being 6 weeks old - I needed to get better acquainted with quick-dry nail polish options. I hardly have time to do anything, let alone a DIY - so I needed to find some lacquers that fit my new lifestyle. Yesterday, while going my grocery shopping, I picked up Revlon CONTINUE READING

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

Hair Styling

Words From The Wise: David Babaii’s Tips For Taming Unruly Bangs

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unruly bangs Words From The Wise: David Babaii’s Tips For Taming Unruly BangsWelcome to Words From The Wise, Spoiled Pretty’s new weekly advice column!

Many of you have some serious issues…beauty issues, that is. And as much as I want to help, I am no expert. I’m just a gal with a dream of someday being (accidentally) locked in Sephora overnight. So to solve your beauty dilemmas, I’ve called in reinforcements.

Spoiled Pretty is consulting with some of the biggest names in the biz – to answer your burning beauty questions. So get out your steno pad and sharpen your #2 pencil. The pros are about to drop some knowledge. Prepare to get schooled.

Spoiled Pretty reader, Amanda, writes:

“My hair question has to do with my unruly bangs. What products do you recommend I use in the morning to get them nice and side-swept, just like I came out of the salon? I just can’t seem to get it right.”

David Babaii, celebrity hair stylist (his client list includes Kate Hudson, Angelina Jolie, Jessica Alba, Scarlett Johansson, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Gwyneth Paltrow) and co-founder of David Babaii for WildAid, shares these tips for controlling bothersome bangs:

David Babaii Photo Words From The Wise: David Babaii’s Tips For Taming Unruly Bangs“To tame those wild bangs, wet your bangs only and spray a small amount of David Babaii for WildAid Bohemian Beach Spray at the roots and on the hair shaft. With a round brush and your David Babaii for WildAid Blow Dryer on medium heat, blow dry the roots first to add volume brushing hair in the opposite direction of your natural part to create movement. When hair is mostly dry, hold the brush vertically and wrap your bangs around it towards the side where you want your hair to be parted. Point the blow dryer down and aim a blast of hot air on the brush to smooth the hair cuticle and set the slight wave in your hair. Continue to blow dry and pull hair to the side until you’re satisfied. Finish with a small amount of David Babaii for WildAid Hair Polish on the ends to separate and add definition.”

David isn’t just generous with advice…he’s also gifting Amanda with David Babaii for WildAid Bohemian Beach Spray, Hair Dryer and Hair Polish – so that she can achieve salon results at home!

Many thanks to David Babaii for his invaluable beauty tips and for spoiling Amanda pretty!

Baffled by beauty? Overwhelmed by the number of products on the market? Desperately in search of answers to your hair, skincare and makeup dilemmas? Email me your query to spoiledprettyquestions@gmail.com – and if your question is answered on the blog, you will receive expert advice, plus a Spoiled Pretty-approved product that addresses your specific beauty issue! Be sure to include your full name and mailing address in your email.

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Kim Kardashian’s Favorite Hair Styling Cream

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kim kardashian grammy1 Kim Kardashians Favorite Hair Styling CreamWhat’s Kim Kardashain’s favorite styling cream? She loves Ojon Animated Styling Cream.

“It increases hair volume, adds separation and texture, boosts moisture and shine, and it’s non-greasy. I use it when my hair is down and I’m wearing a sleeker look. It’s also the perfect cream to use in a pony tail when you want it slicked back but not that oily-greasy look. You guys should try it!”

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

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Kim Kardashian’s Secret to Curly, Sexy Hair 24/7

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Kim+Kardashian+Curly Kim Kardashians Secret to Curly, Sexy Hair 24/7
On her blog, Kim Kardashian shares her secret to “curly, sexy hair 24/7.”

curly+sexy+hair+24 7+curl+spray Kim Kardashians Secret to Curly, Sexy Hair 24/7Many of you have left comments on the site asking how I achieve my full, curly hair look…

Part of what I do is use [Curly Sexy Hair] 24/7 Curls: It’s an instant-set curling spray that protects from the heat of curling irons and locks in shine. It has memory that creates long lasting curls.

Here’s how you use it: You section your dry hair then you spray it on evenly over each section before you use the curling iron. It really helps in protecting your hair but makes the curls last all day! I never just curl my hair without any product or it will fall so fast.

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

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Spoiled Pretty Copies Jessica Alba’s Bangin’ Bob

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jessica+alba+bob Spoiled Pretty Copies Jessica Albas Bangin Bob
I’m kind of obsessed with Jessica Alba’s hair right now. So when I visited Erik last week, I whipped out my Us Magazine and pointed to a photo of her bangin’ bob.

Here’s the finished product…

spoiled+pretty+ +daneen+bob Spoiled Pretty Copies Jessica Albas Bangin Bob
Just in case you were wondering, these are the products I’m sporting:

* MAC’s new Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation in NW35 (mixed with a dollop of MAC Strobe Liquid and applied with the beautyblender sponge)
* Benefit CORALista Blush applied with EcoTools Blush Brush
* Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Flipside (inner rims of the eye)
* Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil in #0L (upper lashline)
* CoverGirl LashBlast Luxe Mascara in Black Royale
* Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Tulle

How you like me now?

Drew Barrymore Riding The Teased Hair Train Til The Wheels Fall Off

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drew+barrymore+golden+globes+hair Drew Barrymore Riding The Teased Hair Train Til The Wheels Fall Off
Remember Drew Barrymore’s mane misstep at the 2009 Golden Globes, and the subsequent bouffant backlash? Well, Drew’s not tryin’ to hear that, see?

This morning, she appeared on the Early Show looking like she lost a battle with rat tail comb and a bottle of Aquanet.

Don’t get me wrong…I love Drew. I’m just perplexed by the do. Thoughts?

David Babaii Shares His Tips For Achieving Angelina Jolie’s SAG 2009 Hair

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angelina+jolie+sag+hair David Babaii Shares His Tips For Achieving Angelina Jolies SAG 2009 Hair
Celebrity hair stylist and co-founder of David Babaii for WildAid, David Babaii, shares his tips for re-creating Angelina Jolie’s SAG 2009 do.

angelina+jolie+sag+hair2 David Babaii Shares His Tips For Achieving Angelina Jolies SAG 2009 HairTo capture Angelina’s effortlessly elegant style, hairstylist David Babaii blow dried wet tresses to create a shiny, frizz free foundation. Next, he randomly curled her entire chocolate mane to form beautifully tousled waves. To ensure volume at the root area, spray David Babaii for WildAid Volcanic Ash Root Amplifier. Slightly back comb sections of hair and smooth out with a brush to achieve desired height. Create a low bun at the nape of the neck by gathering sections of curls and securing with black bobby pins. Finish with David Babaii for WildAid Mise En Plis Extra Hold Styling Spray for a dazzling red carpet style.

David Babaii works with Hollywood A-listers like Angelina Jolie, Uma Thurman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Nicole Kidman, and Scarlet Johansson, among others, and has most recently partnered with Kate Hudson on their eco-friendly hair care and styling collection, David Babaii for WildAid. David’s styles have been featured on over 100 major fashion covers, including InStyle, Vogue, ELLE, Allure, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and Harper’s Bazaar.

No Frizz Giveaway Winners Revealed

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Living+Proof+No+Frizz No Frizz Giveaway Winners Revealed
Good hair days are here again for Meghan Olsonoski, Becky Grady and Nakia Hansen. Congrats, ladies! You’re about to experience No Frizz by Living Proof, a collection of breakthrough, anti-frizz products that deliver results you can see across the room! Besides obliterating frizz, these products also manage to smooth hair without a heavy or greasy feel, impart lasting shine and softness, and repel dirt and oil so you can go longer between shampoos.

Congratulations to the winners and many thanks to Living Proof for making this contest possible.

And stay tuned because the next giveaway announcement is just around the bend.