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

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Halle Berry’s New Cropped Coif

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halle+berry+short+hair+photo Halle Berrys New Cropped CoifHalle Berry looks amazing no matter what she’s got going on with her hair, save for her recent Harper’s Bazaar cover. (Whose harebrained idea was it to put a Raquel Welch-esque wig on Halle Berry?)

But I’m absolutely loving the new short do she debuted yesterday. When you’ve got a face like Halle’s, a cropped coif that frames her delicate features seems like a no-brainer.

What do you think of Halle’s return to short hair?

Photo: gossipgirls.com

Sephora Has Hair Color: Fekkai Salon Color

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Fekkai+Salon+Color Sephora Has Hair Color: Fekkai Salon ColorSephora now carries hair color! It’s hard to believe that this is a first for the beauty superstore.

Fekkai Salon Color ($30) is a luxurious, do-it-yourself hair color developed by world-renowned celebrity hairstylist, Frederic Fekkai. Now you can achieve rich, radiant, professional-quality color while keeping your hair in optimum condition.

Available in 20 shades, each Salon Color comes with one application of Frederic Fekkai’s signature, three-product coloring regime and the essential tools to achieve a “just stepped out of the salon” look:
* Pre-color Treatment provides targeted repair, guarding ends and dry sections against oversaturation.
* Professional Color delivers a triple-conditioning complex of luxurious butters for moisture and radiance, as well as soothing extracts to help calm the scalp.
* Post-Color Mask deeply conditions hair for an extra boost of shine and smoothness.
* Brush, bowl, and gloves complete your professional setup.

And now, for a limited time, buy any shade of Salon Color at sephora.com and receive 2 oz travel sizes of Technician Shampoo and Technician Conditioner. Enter COLORSALON at checkout. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with other promotional codes.

2nd Day Hair: Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment Spray

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Pop quiz, hot shot. How many times a week do I wash my hair per week?

If you’ve been paying attention, you know that more than one shampoo every seven days would have me looking like Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson (I picked him cuz he’s pretty). My hair’s just so dang fine and brittle.

On day one, my hair is looking okay. 24 hours post-shampoo, my hair is looking quite fab…if I do say so, myself. But on the seventh day, my tresses are looking tore up and terrible. At the end of the week, I have to coat my hair in creams, balms and shine serums just to comfortably walk down the street without eliciting ‘who let the crazy girl outta the asylum?’ stares. And even then, I need to pull my hair back into a ponytail to prevent nature from taking its disastrous course.

ojon+restorative+hair+treatment+spray 2nd Day Hair: Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment SpraySo I’m elated to report that I’ve found a product that gives me a 2nd day hair look on day seven!
Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment Spray
is enriched with Ojon and Swa oils, and infuses hair with a nourishing dose of omega 3, 6, and 9 essential fatty acids while adding shine. It can be used daily (and even layered throughout the day) without weighing hair down or causing buildup.

Basically, it’s Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment in a fine mist formula. You spray it on dry hair, and it’s like a wake-up call for dry, damaged and/or limp locks…reviving your style and imparting weightless sheen. For additional volume, just flip your head upside down and spray the root area. One thing to note: this product is not a hairspray; it doesn’t give hair any hold whatsoever. So if that’s what you were hoping for, too bad. It’s great for someone like me who doesn’t wash her hair every day, because it means you can spray day after day without leaving your hair crispy and crunchy.

Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment Spray is a QVC exclusive, so don’t bother trying to track down a can elsewhere.

Next up on my Ojon shopping list…

Restorative Leave-in Treatment: Replenish much-needed moisture to your hair with this leave-in restorative gel. Packaged in a pump bottle, it uses Ojon and Swa oils to add shine and hydration to hair. Dispense one to three pumps into your palm, and rub hands together. Apply evenly throughout damp hair. Finish with a blow dryer or let your hair air dry.

Restorative Pre-Cleansing Treatment: This product is billed as the Restorative Hair Treatment, in a super-concentrated, in-shower formula. Before shampooing, emulsify a quarter-sized amount between your palms and apply to dry or damp hair. Comb hair gently from roots to ends to distribute evenly, and leave in for up to five minutes before rinsing. The founder of Ojon says the Restorative Pre-Cleansing Treatment is so amazing that it eliminates the need for conditioner!

In the words of Black Eyed Peas’ front man, will.i.am: “Gotta get get.”

Ojon Giveaway Winners!

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ojon+Tawaka+Ancient+Tribal+Rejuvenating+Cleanser+and+Conditioner Ojon Giveaway Winners!

Congratulations to Margaret Gabriele, Naomi Shapiro, and Aimee Waerhouse – winners of Spoiled Pretty’s Ojon giveaway. They have won Tawaka Ancient Tribal Rejuvenating Cleanser and Conditioner, a $64 value! This unique duo cleanses and conditions hair, leaving it soft, silky and manageable.

Thanks to Ojon for sponsoring the contest. Check back later of the announcement of Spoiled Pretty’s next giveaway!

And The Award For Best Smelling Shampoo and Conditioner Goes To 100% Pure

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100%25+pure+shampoo+and+conditioner And The Award For Best Smelling Shampoo and Conditioner Goes To 100% PureAnd the award for best-smelling shampoo and conditioner goes to 100% Pure.

[Applause]

Accepting on behalf of 100% Pure’s Honey Coconut Shampoo and Conditioner are the honey, coconut milk, vitamins, and other good-for-your-hair ingredients that are responsible for the products’ deeply moisturizing formulas. The 100% natural formulas are free of synthetic chemicals, artificial fragrances, chemical preservatives, sulfates, and other detergents that can strip or dehydrate hair. Instead, they’re jam-packed full of hydrating, strengthening ingredients and protective antioxidants.

The Honey Coconut Shampoo and Conditioner’s fragrance is sweetly tropical, with a hint of vanilla. Fans of the brand’s Organic Virgin Coconut Nourishing Body Cream will want to eat up these deliciously-scented new additions to the 100% Pure family of products.

The consistency of the shampoo is on the runny side; so be sure to shake it up before dispensing into your cupped palm. The conditioner, on the other hand, is thick and creamy; I liken it to the McDonald’s milkshakes that give you an aneurysm trying to suck them through a straw.

Both get the Spoiled Pretty seal of approval, for their ability to moisturize and soften tore up tresses.

100% Pure’s Honey Coconut Shampoo and Conditioner are available exclusively on QVC.com.

On Newstands Now: InStyle Hair Issue

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instyle+hair+issue+leighton+meester On Newstands Now: InStyle Hair Issue

If you’re hair obsessed (yeah, I’m talkin’ to you, Amber), you must pick up InStyle‘s new hair issue. The mag’s 129 pages are chock full of tips, celebrity looks, and product finds from hair pros.

My mane man, Ted Gibson, contributes…which makes this issue an absolute must-read. I love me some him. Check out Ted’s blog over at DailyMakeover.com.

ĕ∙sen∙cia by Samy Giveaway Winners!

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esencia ĕ∙sen∙cia by Samy Giveaway Winners!Congratulations to Molly Capel, Kathe Elwell and Jennifer Schroeder.

They will soon receive ĕ∙sen∙cia by Samy – the newest collection from Samy Salon Systems. This complete line of 100% vegan, natural and organic shampoos, conditioners and styling products is designed to indulge your tresses and senses.

Special thanks to Samy for sponsoring the giveaway!

If you didn’t win but still wanna get spoiled pretty, be sure to enter the latest contest – sponsored by Kiss My Face.