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

Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Collection


I'm a huge fan of Quentin Tarantino and Pulp Fiction is one of my top 3 movies of all time (the others being The Sound of Music and The Godfather, Part II). Urban Decay is one of my top 3 beauty brands so I just about lost my mind when I heard about their limited-edition Pulp Fiction collection, which CONTINUE READING

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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.

Oscar Blandi Pronto Wet Volumizing Collection Giveaway

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oscar+blandi+pronto+wet+shampoo+and+conditioner Oscar Blandi Pronto Wet Volumizing Collection GiveawayGood day, m’ladies. I’m feeling extra generous this week, so I’m partnering with Oscar Blandi for another Spoiled Pretty giveaway. Yay!

Calling all Pronto Dry Shampoo fans! Get the same botanical, paraben-free cleansing by alternating your dry-shampoo routine with Pronto Wet Instant Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner, used on the days you do wash your hair with water, to remove build-up, enhance moisture, and instantly boost volume.

Oscar Blandi Pronto Wet Instant Volumizing Shampoo purifies hair, removing build-up and instantly boosting volume. Designed to work alternately with Pronto Dry Shampoo, Pronto Wet is the perfect cleanser for the full-wash days on your coif calendar. Save time with Pronto Dry every other day or when you’re on the run.

Oscar Blandi Pronto Wet Instant Volumizing Conditioner moisturizes, detangles, enhances fullness, and delivers quick-drying benefits for a fuss-free good hair day. Pronto Wet Instant Volumizing Conditioner is an essential part of a new regimen created for cleansing and moisturizing your hair. It is designed to work in combination with Pronto Wet Instant Volumizing Shampoo and Blandi’s best-selling Pronto Dry Shampoo. This advanced conditioner harnesses the power clinically proven AquaFlex technology to deliver velvety-soft hair.

These good-for-you, botanical-packed formulas leave hair full, healthy, and scented with Pronto’s signature lemon verbena fragrance. And one lucky winner will receive both the Wet Instant Volumizing Shampoo and Conditoner – a $48 value!

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Oscar Blandi Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, April 5th. One winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, April 6th, 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!