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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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Transform Your Do With Clip-In Hair Extensions

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spoiled+pretty+clip+in+hair+extensions Transform Your Do With Clip In Hair Extensions

For my step-by-step tutorial on how to create your own clip-in hair extensions, click here! If you’d prefer to just buy pre-made extensions, check out these clip-ins by Ted Gibson, which just launched tonight on QVC.

For more videos, visit my channel on YouTube – Spoiled Pretty TV.

Oh…and to try on different hairstyles and find inspiration for your personal transformation, visit dailymakeover.com.

For more video product reviews and tips, click here for Spoiled Pretty TV.

This NEVER Happens: Get 30% Off at Kérastase!

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kerastase+serum+apres+soleil This NEVER Happens: Get 30% Off at Kérastase!

Enjoy 30% off these soon to be out-of-stock products at Kérastase. Enter promo code VIP30 at checkout to receive the discount. Offer ends April 10th.

Winners of the Barry Fletcher Hair Products Giveaway!

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barry+fletcher Winners of the Barry Fletcher Hair Products Giveaway!The time has come to announce the winners of the Hair Products Giveaway, sponsored by Barry Fletcher.

Congratulations to Sherry Brooks, grand prize winner of the contest! Sherry has won Moisture Therapy Honeysuckle Moisturizing Shampoo, Moisture Therapy Revitalizing Conditioner, Thick N Slick Custard, Glo N Grow, Press N Curl Wax, Memory Mist, Silk N Shine, and Moisture Silk Mousse.

Second prize winner Angeline Smith will receive Moisture Therapy Honeysuckle Moisturizing Shampoo, Moisture Therapy Revitalizing Conditioner, Thick N Slick Custard, Press N Curl Wax, Memory Mist, and Silk N Shine.

Special thanks to Barry Fletcher for spoiling these gals pretty. And I have some advice for all of y’all with tore up tresses who didn’t win…Berry Fletcher’s products are AMAZING and are perfectly priced for today’s economy.

Spoiled Pretty’s next giveaway will be revealed tonight, so check back soon!

Fergie’s Darker Do

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fergie1 Fergies Darker Do

Seems like everyone is switching it up, lately. Yesterday, Oprah debuted a sleek blowout on her talk show. And last night, Fergie showed off darker, straight locks at the March of Dimes 34th Annual Beauty Ball in NYC. Thoughts?

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Barry Fletcher Hair Products Giveaway!!!

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hair+shower Barry Fletcher Hair Products Giveaway!!!Hey there! If you’re regular visitor to Spoiled Pretty, you know that I don’t waste time or money on shampoos and conditioners that merely cleanse and condition. My hair is dry, overprocessed and has some serious behavioral issues…so I expect more from my hair care products. I expect them to be miracle workers, which is why I’m such a big fan of Barry Fletcher. I love his Moisture Therapy Honeysuckle Moisturizing Shampoo and Moisture Therapy Revitalizing Conditioner so much that there’s always a back-up at the ready.

You know how I get when I love products this much…I give them away; Mama Spoiled Pretty taught me to share my toys. So get ready for a Spoiled Pretty giveaway, sponsored by Barry Fletcher.

One grand prize winner will receive:

barry fletcher Barry Fletcher Hair Products Giveaway!!!Moisture Therapy Honeysuckle Moisturizing Shampoo: Nourishes the hair with protein and pure biological extracts to moisturize and leave hair silky smooth and shiny. Natural humectants soothe the scalp rendering it moist, healthy and refreshed.

Moisture Therapy Revitalizing Conditioner: Helps to build elasticity and improve porosity. This revitalizing conditioner can be used on natural and chemically-treated hair. Leaves your hair silky and shiny.

Thick N Slick Custard: A naturally fresh, alcohol-free conditioning creme gel with super moisture and sheen. It has an exceptional blend of 100% natural extracts, Hawaiian white ginger, aloe vera, and flowers bountiful in natural lubricants.

Glo N Grow: A vitamin-enriched hair treatment that moistens the scalp to promote hair growth. It gives protection and super shine for use of hot tools.

Press N Curl Wax: This special blend of carrot oil, soybean oil and bees wax helps penetrate hair, adding moisture and protecting against pressing hot tools – rendering hair silky smooth with a long-lasting satin finish.

Memory Mist: Humidity resistant, gives curls memory, seals in moisture, holds style longer and leaves hair soft and shiny.

Silk N Shine: This vitamin enriched, non-aerosol, finishing gloss is lightweight, so there’s no build-up. And the formula contains no alcohol, so it doesn’t dry hair out. It seals in moisture and makes hair feel like silk.

Moisture Silk Mousse: The light, alcohol-free, foaming conditioning lotion provides the ultimate variety for any texture and style. Detangles hair prior blow drying, and minimizes frizzing when drying naturally.

One runner-up will win Moisture Therapy Honeysuckle Moisturizing Shampoo, Moisture Therapy Revitalizing Conditioner, Thick N Slick Custard, Press N Curl Wax, Memory Mist, and Silk N Shine.

I can’t wait to share these products with you. Don’t be fooled by the plain packaging…the products inside are absolutely amazing – and you’re going to love them!

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Barry Fletcher Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Wednesday, March 18th. Two winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Thursday, March 19th, I’ll announce the winners’ names. 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.

Ted Gibson Salon Celebrates the Recessionista, Offering Fabuless Discounts and Free Makeovers!!!

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ted+gibson+salon Ted Gibson Salon Celebrates the Recessionista, Offering Fabuless Discounts and Free Makeovers!!!
Celebrity Hairstylist Ted Gibson is celebrating the Recessionista. Beginning Tuesday, March 10th, the Ted Gibson Salon will be giving girls what they’ve been asking for – a whole lot of bang for their buck!

ted gibson and jason backe Ted Gibson Salon Celebrates the Recessionista, Offering Fabuless Discounts and Free Makeovers!!!“Recessionista Tuesdays” will be hosted at the Ted Gibson Salon (184 5th Avenue, Second Floor) by Ted Gibson and Master Colorist, Jason Backe.

All blow outs (normally $95) are just $40, no matter who the client sees – from Junior to Senior Stylist. All haircuts (normally $125 – $175) are $75, no matter who the client sees. And all single-process* or partial highlights (normally $125 – $225) are $75 (and all other color services have fabuless recessionista pricing).

ted gibson hair Ted Gibson Salon Celebrates the Recessionista, Offering Fabuless Discounts and Free Makeovers!!!Additionally, if you stop by the salon on Tuesdays between 10am and noon to drop off your business card or fill out a registration form, you’ll be entered to win a COMPLIMENTARY hair make-over with Ted and Jason at the end of the day (worth over $1100)!!!

Ted and Jason are looking forward to seeing your pretty faces and unveiling your individual beauty! Call 212.633.6333 to book your appointment.

*Jason Backe will be giving single process color for just $75 (normally $200).

Spoiled Pretty’s Interview With Jason Backe, Celebrity Hair Colorist

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Jason Backe and Daneen Baird Spoiled Prettys Interview With Jason Backe, Celebrity Hair ColoristA few weeks ago, I spent the evening with Jason Backe, Clairol Color Director. We watched the Grammy arrivals and discussed hair color trends…and in the midst of an interview, Jason convinced me to go darker. I had such a ball with Jason that it hurt me to leave. I could have gossiped with him all day and night. Jason is fantastically charming and possesses an encyclopedic knowledge of hair color. So if you color your hair – or you’re thinking about making a shade change, the following interview is a MUST READ. Enjoy!

When did your interest in hair color begin?
“I’ve been coloring hair pretty much for my entire life. I did everything when I was a kid – from putting Kool Aid in my sister’s hair to using Clorox to try and get her hair to be blonder; it got it blonde but it broke. So I’ve been coloring hair for my whole life. I would play with at-home hair color with my mom and do single-process application on her. But when I got a little older – after high school and into college – I really didn’t play with beauty stuff at all. I didn’t really get back into it until I’d been in college for four years and I had switched my major like twenty-seven times (and switched schools three times). I just never felt successful in that learning style; no matter how hard I would try, it always seemed that I was just getting C’s. So I decided to do something a little more hands-on, that would inspire the more creative part of myself. And that’s when I went to beauty school.”

What was your biggest break as a professional hair colorist?
“My first feeling that I had achieved something was when I was in Allure’s directory, the first time. Every time I’ve been in Allure’s directory has been amazing…such a huge compliment. But the first time felt like I had really arrived as a New York City hair colorist. Other breaks include starting to color celebrities – that was really great. But my hugest victory is my role as spokesperson for Clairol. I feel so proud to have that on my resume. It’s one thing to work for a brand where you feel like you’re selling snake oil – and it’s another thing to work for a brand that I really identify with. I love working with Clairol; it’s amazing that I can give my professional experience to women at home so that they can feel sexy, confident and special – just like the girls that see me in the salon do.”

What is your main philosophy about hair color?
“I like hair color to help women express themselves. So if she is breaking up and needs a ‘break over,’ I think that hair color is a great way to give that to her. If she wants to celebrate a new career move or a promotion, hair color is a great way to do that. For me, a client’s hair color isn’t about me demonstrating how creative I am. The way that I’m creative is being able to listen to what women are telling me, hear what they like and don’t like, and then use all of my resources and skills to bring out the prettiest them that I can.”

What do you love most about your job?
“I love making the girls look pretty. I think it’s the most amazing thing when a woman steps off of the elevator into the salon and she is feeling and looking tired… and I can put a little sparkle into her life that makes her feel good.”

Who are your favorite celebrities to work on?
anne hathaway Spoiled Prettys Interview With Jason Backe, Celebrity Hair Colorist“I think that I attract the kind of girls that I’m like. I’m just a regular kind of guy, so I attract girls that are just regular kind of girls. I love working with Annie Hathaway. She’s just a good person. She’s got a great family, she’s a real down-to-earth person, and she’s got good common sense.”

“I love Lake Bell because she’s the quintessential New York girl to me. She’s creative and takes chances, she doesn’t care what people think, and she’s funny. And I love Elettra Wiedemann Rossellini. She doesn’t have to say a word…she just walks into a room and she’s devastating. And, at the same time, she’s one of the smartest people that I know. I mean, what was God thinking giving all of that to one girl? She’s so well-rounded and so of the world, that she’s comfortable to be around.”

What tips do you have for women choosing a hair color shade?
“The first thing is to trust your intuition because you know what looks pretty on you. The second rule is to think about what kind of maintenance you want to have. Because the farther you stray from your natural hair color, the more maintenance you’re going to have. If you’re the kind of girl who wants to color her hair every two weeks, then go crazy. If you’re the kind of girl who wants to color her hair every eight to twelve weeks, don’t go so crazy. If you’re the kind of girl who’s coloring your hair at home, the rule is to stay within 2 levels of your natural color; so two levels lighter or two levels darker. That way, you’ll be sure to stay within the range for successful, salon-looking haircolor.”

What hair color products and tools can you not live without?
“I can’t live without bleach because I think that bleach is the greatest tool that a colorist has, because it’s so versatile in what it can do. I also think that of any tool or product, it’s one of the most widely misused so it can cause the most damage – which is why it gets such a bad rep.”

Can anyone be a blonde?
Rila Fukushima Spoiled Prettys Interview With Jason Backe, Celebrity Hair Colorist“Yes. There are general guidelines for going blonde. If you have a lot of pink in your complexion, it’s better to be a cool blonde. If you have a medium complexion with brown eyes, you can pull off a really golden blonde. Then again, if you have an olive or darker complexion, it’s better to go back to the cool or neutral blonde. But I think that anyone can be a blonde.”

“I color this model’s hair…her name is Rila. She is the BAE – blondest Asian ever, and it’s devastating. It’s so beautiful on her. I think of Mary J. Blige who is also a devastating blonde. I think of Claudia Schiffer, who is very fair and she’s a gorgeous blonde. So I think that finding the right shade is the key. I always use Lindsay Lohan as a great example. I didn’t turn her blonde, but I watched the whole process. And, at first, it wasn’t pretty. But by the time she was on the cover of Vanity Fair, it was gorgeous.”

Any other hair color tips?
“If you color your hair at home, save the side of the package with the hair color name on it…and then you can write notes on it. Things like ‘I wish I would have chosen something with more gold’ or ‘next time, choose something that’s less red.’ And keep that, so the next you go to the store to buy haircolor, you have some sort of reference of what you did last time. That’s why I don’t understand colorist in the salon who don’t keep a record. It’s like every time a client comes in, it’s like the first time. I don’t understand it. But I’m a Capricorn, so I can’t help it.”

What’s next for you?
“I love teaching and sharing information, so I hope what’s next for me is that my role with Clairol will continue to grow in that direction. I would love to be in more venues with more regular women – and be able to share insider tips with them. Whether that’s through the Internet, appearances in different cities, or television commercial…I think I would be great for commercials. Those are the things that I’m thinking about next.”

Interview pique your interest? Hungry for more hair color tips? Visit Jason’s blog, HUEman Behavior, over at DailyMakeover.com.