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

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Sex And The City 2 Remington Giveaway Winners

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A few weeks ago, Spoiled Pretty partnered with Remington on a giveaway – to celebrate the Sex And The City 2 premiere. Remington has the perfect hair tools to mimic the fab foursome’s couture coifs at home…and here are the winners:
Zahra has won the Remington Colossal Curl Setters to create jumbo and extra-jumbo sized spirals to score Carrie’s fierce curls.

Salma will receive the Remington Frizz Therapy Iron to achieve Miranda’s perfectly polished bob.

Havilland will flip out when she receives the Remington Wet 2 Straight with curved plates. Iron hair while damp and wrap each section around the rounded edges to create flipped out ends and some body waves.

And the Remington 3-in-1 Styler with the beach wave attachment will help Rachel (aka Little Miss Loveless) to achieve pristine, Park Avenue waves!

Many thanks to Remington for sponsoring this giveaway. And Spoiled Pretty readers – check back soon for your next chance to win!

The Perfect Shower Cap by Blow

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My hair is damaged, fragile and likes to do the break dance – so I only wash it once a week. But I spend the other six days trying (often in vain) to prevent my hair from wilting or frizzing up. I’m a Living Proof disciple and use their No Frizz Straight Styling Treatment every time I shampoo, which averts weather-related hairdo disasters. Unfortunately, my mane’s main adversary is in my own home.

The shower and my chemically straightened hair are frenemies. Every seventh day, 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 all. And no matter how much they cost – from the flimsy free ones you swipe from a hotel to the more expensive caps – they’ve always let me down. They inadvertently allow moisture in. Or the elastic band loosens, allowing strands of hair to escape the shower cap and get all soaked up. Don’t you just HATE that?

blow+the+perfect+shower+cap The Perfect Shower Cap by Blow

After decades of the shower (and sub par shower caps) putting a damper on my do, I didn’t think it was possible to make it an entire week without steam wrecking my blow dry/flat iron handiwork. That is, until I discovered The Perfect Shower Cap from Blow. Seriously, the name does not exaggerate.

The Perfect Shower Cap is designed to protect and prolong blow dry styled hair with its 100% terry liner that soaks up shower steam and moisture before it tackles the tresses. The cap, itself, is oversized to provide 360 degree protection by fitting over your entire hairline. A moisture-blocking seal along the edges provides a snug, comfy fit – and ensures that no tendrils go A.W.O.L.

I want to kiss the folks at Blow for sending me a press sample, because it’s changed my life. I know that may sound melodramatic, but when you have been using a defective product and then you find something that truly works, it’s like a miracle.

I’ll never use another shower cap. Never. It lives up to its name and delivers on all promises. Plus it looks super cute and comes in a case for easy travel and gym use.

So if you’re like the old me with a drawer full of shoddy shower caps that blow, you’d be a wise woman to invest $18 in The Perfect Shower Cap by Blow.

Sex And The City 2 Giveaway – Sponsored by Remington

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Only three days until the NYC’s favorite foursome hit the big screen for their sexy sequel – and their styles have never looked better. Remington has the scoop on how to mimic their couture coifs at home…and while your love life may be a Carrie, your hair may be a Samantha! Grab a cosmo and keep reading…

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 If you love big…curls…you’re a CARRIE!

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Try Remington Colossal Curl Setters to create jumbo and extra-jumbo sized spirals for this fashionsta’s fierce hair!

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If you love sleek, smooth locks -  you’re a MIRANDA!

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Try the Remington Frizz Therapy Iron to get every hair in line for a perfectly polished finish.
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If you love sexy hair with a twist – you’re a SAMANTHA!

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Try the Remington Wet 2 Straight with curved plates to look like this bombshell!  Iron hair while damp and wrap each section around the rounded edges to create flipped out ends and some body waves.

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If you love pristine Park Avenue waves – you’re a CHARLOTTE!
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Try the Remington 3-in-1 Styler with the beach wave attachment. The tunnel-like device twirls hair while drying to create an elegant look that even Upper East Siders would approve.  

This week, Spoiled Pretty and Remington are getting Carrie-d away…and we’re giving away one of each of these haute tools!

Enter to win by leaving a message in the comments section. Let me know whether you’re a Carrie, Miranda, Samantha or Charlotte (this will determine your prize). Also, 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. The giveaway ends at noon (EST) on Tuesday, June 1, 2010. Good luck!

Jennifer Lopez & Her Beehive/Ratsnest Hairdo

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jennifer+lopez+beehive+premiere+4 Jennifer Lopez & Her Beehive/Ratsnest Hairdo
I’m usually behind (pun intended) J Lo when it comes to her fashion and beauty choices, but I don’t know how I feel about the beehive/ratsnest hairstyle she wore to the UK premiere of her new film, The Back-Up Plan.

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One minute I’m all “Homegirl should have had a back-up plan for that do.” The next minute, I think it’s the fiercest red carpet hair I’ve seen in a long while. Who knows…maybe the hairstyle had nothing to do with style at all, and her exaggerated bun was just a ruse to sneak her toddler twins, Max and Emme, into the movie without paying. Damn, Jenny, I know movie tickets are ridiculously high and all, but you didn’t have to do all this!

But don’t get me started on that dress. I realize that it’s Lanvin, but it might as well be the winner of a Project Runway trash bag challenge.

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Shanna Moakler’s Cornrows

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Um, why?

Yes, braids are in. But I don’t think Shanna Moakler got the memo that side braids are all the rage. Hopefully she just got back from Jamaica – because, otherwise, there is no reason for this foolishness.

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RealBeauty.com Clip-In Extensions Feature

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Many human-hair clip-in extensions will cost you more than $250. But if you’ve got some time, you can make them yourself for about $50!

Visit realbeauty.com for my step-by-step tips!

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Joan Jett’s Hairstylist’s Tips On How To Get A Shag

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 Joan Jetts Hairstylists Tips On How To Get A Shag

Joan Jett’s hairstylist, Sally Hershberger, shares tips on how to get a shag.

What is a shag?
SH: “A shag is really any layered cut. From longer pieces like Gisele, to something choppier like Joan’s hair.”

Why is it so popular?
SH: It’s a very versatile style that can work with many different hair types.”

What do you ask your stylist for if you want a shag?

SH: “If you want to take the look in a more severe direction, ask for a shorter style that has lots of layers of all lengths for a choppy, rockstar look. A more subtle version would be something a little less drastic – longer, softer layers.”

How do you style a shag?
SH: “The key to a great shag is using the right products. Most women have layers in their hair but, until my Shagg line, there was never a line of products designed to define and enhance their layers. To really make the most of layers, use lightweight, residue-free formulas so your layers aren’t weighed down.”

Sally’s styling tips:
1) First, rough, dry hair.
2) Use Sally’s Shagg Spray on dry hair and blast with a blow dryer.
3) Shape with your hands, which is much easier than using a brush to create texture and pieciness, for a great messy, sexy look in seconds.
4) To refresh the look, give the style a few quick additional spritzes.
5) Further define your layers with a gel. Sally uses her Shagg Rocks Liquid Gel to create further separation. Just pull a little through the hair using your hands.

kristen+stewart+and+dakota+fanning+the+runaways Joan Jetts Hairstylists Tips On How To Get A Shag

The Runaways, starring Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning, hits theaters on March 19.
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