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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Biel Goes Blonde

Posted on by daneen in Hair, Hair Color, Lips | 2 Comments

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Earlier today, the paparazzi snapped this photo of Jessica Biel – and her new flaxen do – at London’s Heathrow airport. In just the last hour or so, this pic has been popping up all over the Internet – and everyone’s weighing in on whether her haircolor is a hit or miss. But what baffles me is that no one has commented on her swollen upper lip – that sucker is huge!

Three Cheers For T3!!!

Posted on by daneen in Hair, Hair Styling, Holy Grail, Video | Leave a comment

T3 Featherweight allure Three Cheers For T3!!!
After reading countless rave reviews, I jumped on the T3 bandwagon. And let me tell you – I’m gonna ride it ‘til the wheels fall off.

T3 Bespoke Labs Featherweight Dryer is what ‘good hair’ dreams are made of. Every time I use it, I fall deeper and deeper in love with this hair dryer. How do I love T3? Let me count the ways:

*1800 watt, 2-speed/heat settings plus cool shot
*Tourmaline technology and infrared heat reduces static electricity
*Negative ions add moisture and sheen
*Eliminates the frizzy, “blow dried” look
*Seals hair cuticle – resulting in sleek, glossy hair
*Evaporates water in the hair faster, cutting drying time by up to 60%
*Super lightweight (13 ounces)
*Quieter than traditional hair dryers
*Chic bejeweled handle

With my old hair dryer, I would mix 2 or 3 different leave-in conditioners/hair creams in my hands, slather it on – then spend 20 minutes blowing it dry. Mind you, it only takes 10-15 minutes to dry my hair completely, but I had to dry in shifts because my arm and shoulder would start to give out. Once I was “finished,” I would apply a serum to make the cuticle lay down, then spend another few minutes sealing in the shine with another blast from the dryer. And after all that, my hair still looked puffy and parched.

Before T3 came into my life, blow drying was an exercise in endurance. Now, I actually look forward to drying my hair, because the end result is healthy looking hair – not wrecked and ravaged like before. Plus, I find myself applying less hair products because I just don’t need them anymore.

I am such a T3 convert that when I went to see Erik, my hairdresser, a few weeks ago, I took along my Featherweight. You heard me right. And guess what? Erik fell in love too. He used the T3 Featherweight in conjunction with 360 Plump (a weightless, non-sticky hair plumper created by T3 and Orlando Pita) – and nothing else. After Erik was finished styling my hair, he was absolutely blown away (there I go again) by how thick, bouncy, and naturally lustrous my hair looked.

The only downside to this dryer is its $200 price tag. But trust me – and I’m not exaggerating – it’s a steal considering the time and hassle it will save you. Plus, it’s kinder and gentler on your hair than the dryer sitting in the cabinet underneath your sink; and if you care about your hair, sooner or later, you’ll need to start taking care of it – or you won’t have any left.

Bottom line: a T3 hair dryer is a solid beauty investment, with rich dividends.

Rihanna Inspired By Charlize, Not Posh

Posted on by daneen in Blush, Celebrities, Eye Liner, Eye Shadow, Hair, Lipgloss | Leave a comment

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Don’t lump Rihanna in with the all those celebs knocking off the ‘Pob’ (Victoria Beckham’s ubiquitous hairstyle).

af3 Rihanna Inspired By Charlize, Not PoshIn the January issue of Allure, the R&B star reveals that her edgy ‘do was actually inspired by Charlize Theron’s haircut in the action film Aeon Flux. Without getting permission from her record label, she “asked hairstylist Ursula Stephen to chop off her hair and dye it raven black in her L.A. hotel room.”

To get the Good Girl Gone Bad look, pick up the following Cover Girl products (Rihanna is the company spokesperson):

*Cover Girl LineExact Liquid Liner in Very Black
*Cover Girl Eye Enhancers in Tapestry Taupe
*Cover Girl TruBlend Naturally Luminous Blush in Pure Romance Cover Girl
*Wetslicks Fruit Spritzers Lipgloss in Berry Splash

Profound Giveaway

Posted on by daneen in Celebrities, Contest, Giveaway, Hair | 3 Comments

profoundbeauty Profound Giveaway
Ask yourself this question: “Do I feel lucky?” Well, do ya?!?!

Good…because it’s that time again. Spoiled Pretty is partnering with Profound Beauty to bring you another opportunity to win fabulous prizes.

Profound Beauty is committed to delivering state-of-art hair care products, utilizing the most innovative technologies available, and creating better results through personalized beauty. Everything they do personalizes the beauty experience and encourages individual style.

Profound Beauty has a unique feature on their website called Find Your Routine; after completing an online questionnaire, a unique combination of products is recommended to address your particular needs – taking your hair from problematic to profound.

Glamour Beauty Editors are wild about this brand, and People Magazine reports that Jennifer Aniston and Eva Mendes’ stylists tame the starlets’ tresses with products from the Profound Beauty Atmosphere line. Isn’t it time you tried some too?

One first place winner will ‘find her routine’ and Profound Beauty will send her a personalized collection of products, customized to her hair type. Two runners-up will win a bottle of Structure Shine, a serum that glistens and smoothes while providing a forceful resistance to humidity.

The contest rules have changed slightly, so listen up. To enter:

*Name the Profound Beauty products that have become my “new secret weapons against the evil winter elements.” Here’s a hint: I wrote a review last month.

*Send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com – and make sure to include the product names, your full name, and email address.

The contest ends at 9 pm EST on Sunday, January 13th. A winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, January 14th, I’ll announce the winners’ names. Please, only one comment per person; duplicate comments will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. & Canadian residents. Good luck!

Jennifer Hudson’s Mushroom Mop Top

Posted on by daneen in Celebrities, Hair, Haircut | Leave a comment

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Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson must be a fan of ANTM too! She was spotted kissing 2007 goodbye and sporting Saleisha’s signature bob at a NYE party in South Beach.

Pay The Cost To Be The Boss (Of Your Hair)

Posted on by daneen in Bath and Body, Conditioner, Hair, Shampoo | Leave a comment

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I normally wouldn’t advocate spending more than $15-20 on shampoo or conditioner; but when you have hair with behavioral problems like mine, well, sometimes you’ve gotta pay the cost to be the boss.

Philip B White Truffle Shampoo and White Truffle Nourishing Hair Conditioning Creme impart moisture, elasticity, and shine to chemically processed, dry, or damaged hair. The miracle broth of 23.2% pure botanical extracts (white truffle, lavender, comfrey, thyme, hops, and nettle) instantly disciplined my mane. Usually when I use a new hair product, I need to blow it dry and style it before I notice any difference. With this shampoo and conditioner, I felt the difference in the shower! The only thing I can liken it to is Ritalin for your hair.

At $54 and $75 – stay with me here – these products cost 3 and 4 times what I, a beauty junkie, would typically spend on shampoo and conditioner. But considering how much I generally pay for hair serums, lotions, and potions promising to make my hair behave – I will gladly dig deep into my pockets to fund this addiction.

Philip B White Truffle Shampoo and White Truffle Nourishing Hair Conditioning Creme are on my Spoiled Prettiest: Best of Beauty 2007 list. Philip B products are available for purchase online, and at a beauty supply store near you.

Short Cuts

Posted on by daneen in Extensions, Hair, Haircut | 1 Comment

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Here’s a Spoiled Pretty prediction for the new year…

With so many stars getting scissor-happy in 2007, who wants to bet that extensions will be back – in a big way – in 2008?

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