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

Dermadoctor Physical Chemistry


One of my all-time favorite products is Dermadoctor KP Duty, a dual action body exfoliator that combines the benefits of a chemical peel and microdermabrasion. It was developed to treat chicken skin - those little red bumps that many people get on their upper arms. But, for years, I've been using it to exfoliate my legs pre-shave.  There's really no body exfoliator CONTINUE READING

Hair Styling

Kim Vo’s New Haircare Line

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kimvo Kim Vos New Haircare LineKim Vo’s new haircare line mixes old school with new school. The celebrity hairstylist’s products marry Vietnamese botanicals and French Nanotechnology.

As a child, Vo used to watch his Vietnamese grandmother wash her hair with rice wine to make it shine. So when he set out to create his line of hair products, naturally, he asked her to consult. The ingredients in Vo’s line include rice, soy, lotus, and seaweed. But the line’s secret weapon is Boket, known for thousands of years in Vietnam as the secret to beautiful, healthy hair. Boket pods have a high sugar content – which locks in moisture and nutrients, and results in a silky, shiny hair.

vo Kim Vos New Haircare LineME-10, created by the latest French nanotechnology, is the second main active ingredient in the line. The scientifically advanced silicone conditions dry, damaged locks. It also extends and enhances hair color because it penetrates the cuticle on a cellular level.

The Kim Vo product line includes: Moisturizing Shampoo, Moisturizing Conditioner, Moisturizing Masque, Volumizing Shampoo, Volumizing Conditioner, Volumizing Masque, Styling Crème, Dry Serum, Glaze, Root Booster, Weightless Hairspray, and Texturizing Paste.

Goody, Goody Hairbrush

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mosaic Goody, Goody Hairbrush
Given the exorbitant amount of money that I invest in my hairstyling products, tools, and accessories, you would think that I would put more consideration into my combs and brushes. That’s what you would think, but you’d be wrong.

I’m embarrassed to admit how long I used my old hairbrushes. So I won’t even go there. Let’s just say that my brushes were so old and so busted that they probably did my hair more harm than good. So when I heard about Goody’s new Mosaic collection, I immediately decided to upgrade.

Mosaic is the company’s first line of styling tools developed specifically with diverse hair textures in mind. If you’ve got “ethnic” hair – whether it’s relaxed, natural, curly, wavy, straight, short or long – you must invest in this collection.

According to Goody, “Today, over 30 percent of the American population is multicultural. In a recent study, hair was found to be the single most important beauty priority with both the African American and Hispanic female consumer.”

In creating the Mosaic line, Goody consulted with Chuck Amos, celebrity stylist to Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Jada Pinkett-Smith and Kelis. The collection includes tools in a variety of categories – brushes, combs, rollers, wraps, and at-home salon tools.

Mosaic’s most unique item is, hands down, the new relaxer sponge applicators. If you’ve got relaxed hair, you know that most applicators have bristles that can scrape the the skin, causing the scalp to sting or burn. But these disposable applicators are made of sponge to be gentle on your scalp and are firm enough for even application.

mosaic relaxed+hairbrush Goody, Goody HairbrushBut back to the brushes…Mosaic boasts several different types, for all kinds of hair textures – even curly! But my two new beloved brushes are the Mosaic Ouchless Brush for Relaxed Hair (left) and the Mosaic So Smooth Ceramic Boar Cushion Brush. The former, made especially for chemically straightened hair and extensions, gently styles hair to minimize breakage. And the latter’s natural and synthetic bristles leave my hair glossy and frizz-free.

Mmm Mmm Goody!

Mosaic by Goody ($1.49-$12.99) is available at mass market retailers nationwide.

Addicted To Fast Food, Plus An AG Giveaway!

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Lately, my hair has been smelling like fish…and I love it!

ag fastfood Addicted To Fast Food, Plus An AG Giveaway!AG Hair Cosmetics fast food leave on condition nourishes and detangles my dehydrated hair. Plus the delish, saccharine scent reminds me of Swedish Fish – one of my four major food groups when I was in college.

fast food’s light cream formula doesn’t weigh down my baby fine locks, and helps prevent split ends, adds moisture, and shine. AG’s #1 conditioner is especially effective on coarse, thick hair.

DISTINCTIVE  ASSETS GRAMMY   GIFT BAGS 1 Addicted To Fast Food, Plus An AG Giveaway!
In February, AG Hair Cosmetics was asked to contribute their best and brightest products to the Official GRAMMY Awards gift bag. The all-star lineup included their top five products: re:coil curl activator, fast food leave-on conditioner, welding paste extreme hold paste, plastique extreme hold volumizer, and tech two colour protection shampoo. Grammy presenters and performers like Rihanna, Carrie Underwood and Kanye West were recipients of these amazing AG products – and now you can be too…because Spoiled Pretty is partnering with AG Hair Cosmetics for this week’s giveaway!

grammy gifts 12 Addicted To Fast Food, Plus An AG Giveaway!
To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com – be sure to include your full name. The subject line should read “AG Giveaway.” The contest ends at 9pm EST on Sunday, April 13th. A winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, April 14th, 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. & Canadian residents only.

Non-Crunchy Curls

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sunsilk Non Crunchy Curls
Sunsilk’s new Captivating Curls Gel & Cream Twist blends cream and gel to deliver softness, conditioning, and long-lasting curl control. This product promises to fend off the frizzies and tame your tendrils.

Click here to choose a free Sunsilk sample – plus a $2 coupon!

Available now at mass market retailers.

So Sexy: Victoria’s Secret Hair Revivers

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revivers So Sexy: Victorias Secret Hair Revivers
Victoria’s Secret So Sexy hair products have attracted a cult-following – thanks to their intoxicating and, er, sexy scent. For angels on the fly, the company has added a new item to the So Sexy line.

Victoria’s Secret So Sexy High-Shine Hair Revivers ($12.50 for six) are portable, individually wrapped towelettes that impart heavenly volume and shine…plus that addictive fragrance.

Coming soon to a Victoria’s Secret near you.

My Plea To T3

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T3 Featherweight My Plea To T3
I heart my hair dryer. There’s really nothing I would change about my T3 Featherweight Dryer. Add to it? That’s another story.

For as long as I can remember, I have been using a pik attachment in tandem with my hair dryer. The two rows of teeth glide through hair and detangle, while the dryer is doing its job. Most importantly, the pik eliminates the need for the round or vent brush that many use when drying their hair. And it straightens like you wouldn’t believe, even at the roots.

pik My Plea To T3Some dryers come with pik attachments and some don’t. But for the ones that don’t, you can usually find a universal pik attachment at a beauty supply store. But with my magical T3, the universal pik attachments don’t fit. Plus there’s a warning that if you damage the dryer by trying to channel MacGyver (I’m paraphrasing, obviously), the warranty is null and void.

Currently, three of T3’s four dryers come with a Tourmaline concentrator nozzle. And the only T3 attachment that is available for purchase is their Bespoke Diffuser II. So I’m resorting to begging.

T3, please create a pik attachment for your dryers! You could call it the Spoiled Pretty Pik. Doesn’t that have a nice ring to it?

Style Your Hair While Working Out

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exercise1 Style Your Hair While Working Out
The scenario: After the gym, you’ve got an important date. But if you spend time re-doing your hair, you’ll be late.

The solution: Before exercising, twist hair into a bun and fasten it on top of your head, far from the nape – and it’s inevitable perspiration. The heat from your head actually helps style the hair. “When you let it down after working out, you’ll have a soft, natural-looking wave,” says hairstylist Ted Gibson.

Source: Allure

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