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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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.

Kim Kardashian’s New "Blonde" Hair

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Today, Kim Kardashian unveiled a new hair color via Twitter. Though Kim referred to her new shade as “blonde,” it’s obvious from the Twitpics that her hair is actually a caramel-y light brown.

I love me some Kim, but I can’t get behind this hair. Her dark mane was so glossy and lush. If genetics had blessed me with that hair, I’d never do a damn thing to it. I’d just shake what my momma gave me.

What do you think about Kim’s new do?

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Logics Color DNA System Giveaway!

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Logics+Color+DNA+System Logics Color DNA System Giveaway!This week, Spoiled Pretty partners with Logics Color DNA System for another amazing giveaway.

Hair becomes art with Logics Color DNA System’s introduction of four new stylers that allow you to fashion hair with lasting color vibrancy, mirror-like shine and silkened texture. The Logics Color DNA System styling collection works to defend pure tone color while creating art-inspired hair. The products feature Dual Net Affinity technology, which provides continuous protection against color-depleting forces from the environment and daily heat styling.

One winner will receive:

Gloss Balm: Defines, pieces and polishes as it reduces frizz and flyaways. Ceramide strengthens while B5 conditions.

Contouring Paste: Molds hair into freeform designs with supple separation, touchable texture and a matte/natural finish. Strong hold.

Geometric Design Gel: Weightless medium hold gel. Provides control and protection, shine and manageability. Ceramide helps strengthen hair while Vitamin E and UV help protect against external aggressors.

Aerial Liquid Volume: Specifically formulated for fine/normal hair. Pumps weightless volume, lasting lift and thickness into hair for full-bodied styles. Ceramide and Soy Protein help strengthen and reinforce fine hair.

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Logics Color DNA System Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, April 19th. One winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, April 20th, 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. and Canadian residents only.

Good luck!

R&B Babe Cassie Pulls A Half Britney

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cassie R&B Babe Cassie Pulls A Half BritneyR&B singer Cassie has hair that some girls (me) would kill for. So I’m absolutely shocked that homegirl just up and decided to shave half of her head. What would possess her to do such a thing? A lot tof people have been asking that question, to which Cassie responded on Twitter:

“B/C I WOKE UP AND FELT LIKE IT!!! YEEEAHHH!!!”

Let’s hope this strange behavior isn’t followed by outright cries for help…like attacking cars with an umbrella or palling around with Adnan Ghalib.

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David Babaii For WildAid Wins…And So Do You!

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DB Email 04 David Babaii For WildAid Wins...And So Do You!David Babaii for WildAid, the eco-friendly, cruelty-free hair care brand created by celebrity hairstylist David Babaii and actress Kate Hudson, has been named ““Best Green Hair Care” line by InStyle Magazine as part of their annual product selection of “Best Beauty Buys” for 2009.

To celebrate their win, David Babaii is giving you a prize! Purchase any Shampoo & Conditioner and receive a free styling product of your choice, plus free ground shipping at db4wildaid.com.

Just enter coupon code InStyle09 at checkout. Offer ends 4/30/09.

Buy This Immediately: PhytoSpecific Extreme Shine Spray

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phytospecific+extreme+shine+spray Buy This Immediately: PhytoSpecific Extreme Shine SprayI want you to listen very carefully. I’m only going to say this once. Open up your wallet and take out $26. Take said bills to Sephora and exchange them for PhytoSpecific’s Extreme Shine Spray. I don’t care if the kids gotta eat. Who cares if the electric bill is past due? This is imperative, people. PhytoSpecific Extreme Shine Spray will make your hair gleam so bright, you won’t need no stinkin’ lights!

As I’ve said before, my hair is the black hole of shine. Over the years, I’ve amassed an arsenal of shine serums, creams, and sprays to compensate for my mane’s embarrassing dullness. But while they imparted shine, it was always pretty apparent that the sheen was a result of product placement – and not good genetics.

Fortunately, and thanks to PhytoSpecific, I don’t have that problem anymore. Extreme Shine Spray subtly coats hair with botanical extracts without weighing it down. Exotic karanja oil nourishes and protects, while comforting chamomile and sage work to tone and impart dazzling radiance. It’s formulated without parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes, petro-chemicals and phthalates; so it enriches the look and condition of your hair.

If you’ve got lackluster locks, you MUST invest in PhytoSpecific Extreme Shine Spray. Just a few sprays of this finishing mist will have you believing in miracles. You’ll be blinded by the shine, and bowled over at how believable and effortless it appears.

I am so excited by this product that I wish I could gift each and every one of you with a sample. That’s how amazing it is…I just wanna share the shine. If I had an Oprah-esque bank account, this is the point where my elves would emerge and pass out gift bags filled with my new favorite thing. I’d be all, “And you get an Extreme Shine Spray, and you get and an Extreme Shine Spray, and you get an Extreme Shine Spray.”

Unfortunately, I can’t roll like that…yet. So until the money train pulls into the Spoiled Pretty station, you’ll have to reach into your own wallet (bills be damned) and buy your own can.

The PhytoSpecific line is also sold at Beauty.com.

Recessionista’s Fabuless Pick of the Week: Claw Clip That Won’t Give You a Headache

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goody+claw+clip Recessionistas Fabuless Pick of the Week: Claw Clip That Wont Give You a HeadacheMama Spoiled Pretty kidnapped me on Saturday. Well – not for real, for real. Kidnapping is the term my sister and I use to describe my mom’s habit of holding us hostage during an otherwise enjoyable shopping excursion. This is usually how it goes down…

Mom proposes a shopping trip to one of our favorite destinations: Banana Republic, Bloomingdale’s, DSW, Forever 21, Lord & Taylor, Marshall’s, Nordstrom, Sephora, or TJ Maxx. So we get in Mom’s car and drive off, hoping that whatever we’re hunting for will be waiting for us at the store, in our size, perched on the sale rack. After a few hours of retail therapy, our dogs start barking and we get into the car to drive back to my parents’ house…or so Lauren and I think.

When we’re almost back home, my mother veers off course – and next thing you know, we’re somewhere not fun, like Walmart. And it’s never a quick trip either. Mom will spend 45 minutes pushing her cart up and down aisles before she even starts looking for what’s on her list. And Lauren and I revert to preschool-ish behavior – like whining or saying we have to go to the bathroom – to encourage Mom to move faster than molasses.

But I have to admit that being kidnapped this past weekend wasn’t too bad. While my sister occupied herself carrying out her signature prank (Lauren likes to throw a couple of random items into Mom’s shopping cart, just to watch her hilarious reaction at the register), I killed time in the beauty aisle. I was in desperate need of a hair clip, so I perused the selection from Goody. Goody has never let me down before, so I picked up their new Ouchless Flexible Claw Clip. Not only did this clip not disappoint, I was pretty impressed – because it holds your hair in place without the annoying inconveniences of other claw clips.

First, the clip has covered hinges, which eliminates snags. Second, the teeth are curved in a way that prevents them from digging into your scalp – love that! Finally, the teeth are flexible – so go ahead and lean back, lean back, lean back, lean back. The people at Goody are a bunch of Albert Einsteins, I’ll tell you what.

For less than $4, you get two medium-sized clips…plus motivation to throw out all of those inferior claw clips that have been a pain in your cranium all of these years.