If You Have Hair, The Wet Brush is a Must Have


For years, I have used an oversized wide-tooth comb to detangle my notoriously impossible to detangle post-shampoo hair. The amount of hair that would get caught in the teeth was somewhat alarming. But I chalked it up to the fact that I only wash my hair once a week - so maybe the hair loss really wasn't all that CONTINUE READING

Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream Review


You know how awesome BB creams are for your face? Well, the geniuses at Jergens have harnessed the power of BB and infused it into a lotion for your body. Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream promises flawless-looking skin with 5 visible benefits in just 5 days.  But does it deliver? Watch the video to find out...   Disclosure: This post was CONTINUE READING

Laura Mercier Sale at Gilt.com


As a huge fan of Laura Mercier (I swear by the foundation primer and tinted moisturizer), I was so excited to see that Gilt.com has a nice assortment of beauty products currently on sale. There's everything from sophisticated nail polish colors and soft mineral blush to lip glaze palettes and pencil sets to create an alluring smoky eye. Oh, and CONTINUE READING

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Cover April Issue of Vogue


Welp, folks, it looks like Kanye finally wore Anna Wintour down and got his baby mama a coveted Vogue cover. So the rumors were true. There was buzz a few months back that Kim would cover the fashion bible, but then everyone assumed it would be a foreign Vogue - given Anna's alleged aversion to all things Kardashian. I CONTINUE READING

10 Beauty Products to Get You Through the Flu


Hey Guys! As you all know the weather lately has been terrible and most of us have been getting all kinds of horrible colds and the flu, as a result. This is very personal for me because I work in retail and it seems like I get one disease after the other with all of my customers constantly sneezing CONTINUE READING

Hair Styling

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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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.

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

Oscars 2010 Beauty: Jennifer Lopez

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jennifer+lopez+oscars+academy+awards+2010 Oscars 2010 Beauty: Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez was dazzling on the Oscar red carpet, wearing a beautiful Armani Prive dress, accented by an elegantly texturized updo created by master stylist Robert Vetica. The look was very modern and sophisticated.

To create the style, Vetica started by applying Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream on wet hair to create smoothness and shine. After blowdrying hair straight he sectioned hair off and created two ponytails, an inch apart, one on top of the other to create volume below the crown of the head.

Next, Vetica used a curling iron on each ponytail to create texture, and then brushed them out for width and volume. After creating the shape of the updo, he strategically pulled out stands throughout the look to create a modern textured effect using flyaways around the forehead to further soften. He then finished with new argan oil-infused Moroccanoil Luminous Hair Spray.

Moroccanoil is sold in fine salons and spas.



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