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

Handbags

Upcoming Sales at Ideeli.com

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Ideeli has some great upcoming sales that I couldn’t keep to myself. Sign up so that you can buy, buy, buy as soon as the merchandise is up for grabs. To take advantage of this members-only online shopping community, visit ideeli.com and enter spoiledpretty as your invitation code.

ideeli+red Upcoming Sales at Ideeli.com
Ideeli Red Sale
There’s nothing like a great handbag to update your wardrobe and uplift your spirits! Take it from designer Andrea Bruckner, whose collection combines the tailored look of menswear with the feminine appreciation of subtle details. Or try Bulga’s gently rounded bags in buttery Italian leathers. Misela’s vintage-inspired pieces, crafted from hand-woven fabrics discovered in the Grand Bazaar, reflect the spirit of Istanbul, while Treesje embodies the casual elegance of Los Angeles. And Fendi , a brand that needs no introduction, epitomizes Italian style. United in quality and unique in design, these-and all of the rest of our sumptuous handbags-add punch to any ensemble. This Red Sale event will run for a full 3 days, starting Friday, January 9th. Prices for this event start at $59.

marc+jacobs Upcoming Sales at Ideeli.com
Marc by Marc Jacobs
It’s time to make your mark-without saying a word. Fortunately, Marc Jacobs is here to help. With a resume that rivals those of the world’s top designers and a cult following to match, Jacobs is known for his edgy-yet-elegant creations. He designs not only to dress, but also to delight, and his accessories collections are no exception. Enter Marc by Marc Jacobs watches, timepieces that remain true to Jacobs’ vision and speak volumes about the women who wear them. Each watch straddles the line between playful and powerful, commanding attention without demanding it. Every piece reflects both the spirit of the label and the sophistication of high-quality timepieces. While the details of each style differ, the message is the same: spirited and youthful, Marc by Marc Jacobs watches prove that true fashion isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s for those with a lot of confidence and a little bit of attitude, ready to make their mark. The exact time and date for this event will be posted closer to its start. Prices for this event start at $49.

helena+de+natalio Upcoming Sales at Ideeli.com
Helena De Natalio
As the only woman Madonna would ever label a fashion role model, Eva Peron put Argentine women on the map as diehard style mavens. Some 60 years later, South American women continue to be known for their creativity and style. This fact hasn’t escaped American handbag designer Helen Hoppock. After joining the Peace Corps and living in Natalio, Paraguay for two years, American handbag designer Helen Hoppock fell in love with the handcrafted leather goods found throughout the continent. Working with a local seamstress inspired her to combine her deep interest in social responsibility with her devotion to local craftsmanship. In 2005, the talented and industrious Hoppock moved to Buenos Aires to create a line of handbags that would marry fierce fashion attitude with a true humanitarian spirit. Soon enough, the Helena de Natalio line was born. Using only the finest Argentine leather, the workers at Helena de Natalio are given fair wages, good working conditions and humane benefits. And the bags, with their unique detailing and gorgeous color palate, couldn’t be chicer. This event is scheduled to start on Thursday, January 8th and will run for 36 hours. Prices for this event start at $110.

ferragamo Upcoming Sales at Ideeli.com
Salvatore Ferragamo
Born in Bonito in 1898, Salvatore Ferragamo made his first creation slippers for his sisters to wear to their confirmation – at age nine. His love of fashion only grew, and he studied shoemaking in Naples for a year before heading to Boston to join his brothers at work in a cowboy boot factory. Yearning for more, he convinced his brothers to relocate to California to create luxurious made-to-measure shoes for Hollywood’s glitterati. The rest, as they say, is history. Soon after setting up shop, Ferragamo established a celebrity following and began a long period of designing for the cinema. The most powerful and glamorous women, from Eva Peron to Marilyn Monroe, flocked to him, establishing him as the “Shoemaker to the Stars.” From here, his label expanded to include ready-to-wear and accessories. While each piece is unique in styling, all are unified by an overarching attention to detail and commitment to craftsmanship. This event is scheduled to start on Wednesday, January 7th and will run for 36 hours.

valentino Upcoming Sales at Ideeli.com

prada Upcoming Sales at Ideeli.com
Plus, keep your eyes peeled for upcoming Valentino and Prada giveaways! Now do you understand why I am so enamored with Ideeli?

Purse Your Lips: Tarte Giveaway!

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tarte+purse+your+lips Purse Your Lips: Tarte Giveaway!
It’s a new year, which means a new you.

Do you know what makes me feel all shiny and new? Lipgloss and a cute bag, that’s what. So to kick off 2009 right, Spoiled Pretty is partnering with Tarte for a get-gorgeous giveaway.

One lucky winner will receive Tarte’s Purse Your Lips, a clutch packed with nine deluxe lipglosses in brand new, limited edition shades infused with Tarte’s proprietary t5 super fruit complex™ (loaded with antioxidant rich nutrients and vitamins known to deliver anti-aging and skin-restorative benefits).

 Purse Your Lips: Tarte Giveaway!

 Purse Your Lips: Tarte Giveaway!

Gloss shades include
:
Shimmering near nude
Shimmering nude-peach
Gold-tinged plum
Shimmering brown sugar
Shimmering deep mauve
Shimmering deep cranberry
Sheer crimson
Sheer pink-nectar
Shimmering bubblegum pink

Purse Your Lips is $39, but the retail value is a whopping $106! Don’t you wanna win this prize?

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Tarte Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Friday, January 9th. One winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Saturday, January 10th, 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!

50% Off Rebecca Minkoff

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rebecca+minkoff 50% Off Rebecca Minkoff
Now through December 31st, take 50% off handbags at RebeccaMinkoff.com.

rebecca+minkoff+rendezvous+clutch 50% Off Rebecca MinkoffHow darling is the Rendezvous Clutch in Purple Patent? It’s now only $187 (originally $375). This oversized clutch features Rebecca’s new signature buckle hardware. The Rendezvous clutch is perfect for leaving the office for a late night cocktail, or throw it in a larger tote for a weekend of fun.

This Week’s Ideeli Sales

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You know that I love me some Ideeli. What’s not to love when they’ve got such fantabulous online sample sales? To take advantage of this members-only online shopping community, visit ideeli.com and enter spoiledpretty as your invitation code.

vbh This Weeks Ideeli Sales
VBH Handbag Sale – save up to 73% Off
VBH should stand for very beautiful handbags. In reality it stand for the designer who creates the luxurious line, V. Bruce Hoeksema. Using the finest materials and expert Italian craftsmanship, each bag in the VBH line is individually handcrafted and sewn by a small team of expert artisans in Florence, Italy.

malandrino This Weeks Ideeli Sales
Catherine Malandrino Sale – save up to 85%
Incredibly beautiful clothing – impeccably tailored and designed.

lamarthe This Weeks Ideeli Sales
Lamarthe Handbags
- save up to 63%
Founded in 1930, Lemarthe Paris continues to deliver high quality leather goods that exude timeless style and sophistication.

saint+honore This Weeks Ideeli Sales
Saint Honore Luxury Watches – save up to 79%
Prices start at $78!! (gift alert!)
Saint Honore is a French company specializing in elegant and prestigious timepieces. The company’s predecessor, Victorin Frésard, established a signature watchmaking firm in 1885; Saint Honore officially succeeded the company 100 years later. Today, designer Paul Belmondo takes credit for Saint Honore’s beautifully sleek watches.

chanel This Weeks Ideeli Sales
Chanel GIVEAWAY!!!
Chanel is synonymous with Parisian perfection and now Ideeli is giving away a tiny piece of perfection, a Chanel clutch just in time for the holidays! This event is part of ideeli’s Holiday Giveaway Series. All of the items for this series are specially chosen with the winter holidays in mind, and all events in this series will run before December 22nd. As a result, these giveaways are perfect for gifting (but are also great to keep as a holiday treat for yourself! You have to be register on ideeli to win – so what are you waiting for?

isabella+fiore This Weeks Ideeli Sales
Isabella Fiore Handbag Sale – save up to 71%
Exquisite leathers are finished with handcrafted details: from intricate prints to elegant tattoos to colorful embroidery, each piece is truly unique. Like the culture that inspired it, Isabella Fiore reflects confidence and grace, allowing each of us to enjoy a little California dreaming of our own.

vivienne+westwood This Weeks Ideeli Sales
Vivienne Westwood Sunglass Sale – save up to 72%
Fashion forward ladies can’t get enough of her unique pieces. It’s no surprise that Women’s Wear Daily has called her one of the six best designers in the world and in 2004, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London featured a retrospective of her work. Not bad for the first lady of punk.

lv This Weeks Ideeli Sales
Louis Vuitton GIVEAWAY!!!

This event is part of ideeli’s Holiday Giveaway Series. All of the items for this series are specially chosen with the winter holidays in mind, and all events in this series will run before December 22nd. As a result, these giveaways are perfect for gifting (but are also great to keep as a holiday treat for yourself!).

michael+kors This Weeks Ideeli Sales
Michael Kors Watch Sale
- Save up to 79%
Perfectly suited for a modern lifestyle, Michael Kors transforms American sportswear into American splendor.

kale This Weeks Ideeli Sales
Kale Handbag Sale
– save up to 65%
The brains and beauty behind Kale handbags, sisters Jennifer and Leslie Kale, understand all too well that sumptuous calfskin, elegant silhouettes, and subtle, polished hardware, produce intensely covetable handbags.

trace This Weeks Ideeli Sales
Trace Handbag Sale
– save up to 65%
Created by seasoned designer Jennifer Kale, Trace handbags reflect her easy-going attitude and commitment to craftsmanship. Trace, a play on “tres,” the Spanish word for “three,” embodies the simplicity and perfection of its namesake.

leigh+and+luca This Weeks Ideeli Sales
Leigh & Luca
– save up to 72%
Prices start at $54 (last minute gift alert!)
All pieces are made with traditional craftsmanship, hand-woven on antique looms in Inner Mongolia from exquisite cashmeres, silks and cottons, and then modernized with embroidery and hand printing. Every design is produced in limited quantity, keeping each piece personal and unique.

Krina Handbag Giveaway Winner!!!

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calista+licorice Krina Handbag Giveaway Winner!!!
Krina’s Calista handbag has been seen on the arms of Katherine Heigl, Jessica Simpson, Michelle Trachtenberg and Reese Witherspoon. Next up? None other than…

Melissa “Misha” Mannina!

Yay!!! Congrats, Misha! You are the winner of the Krina Handbag Giveaway – and as such, you are the new owner of the Calista bag in Licorice, from Krina’s 2008 Athena collection. Crafted from rich Italian leather, Calista is accented with solid gold-plated hardware with a lacquer coating. The purse contains an inside zippered compartment, PDA/iPOD pocket, a cell phone pocket, and key snap.

Again, congrats, Misha!

Many of you may be disappointed that you didn’t win. I understand…I know what it’s like to have handbags, rather than sugarplums, dancing in your head. For those of you so enamored with Krina bags that you’re tempted to buy yourself a gift this holiday season – allow me to tempt you a bit more.

Use promo code SPOILED10, for a 10% holiday discount at krinabag.com!

Thanks, Krina for spoiling my readers pretty! And thanks to all of you who participate every week. Your turn is coming…

Stay tuned for our next giveaway!

Junior Drake Sample Sale: Up To 75% Off!

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junior+drake+sample+sale Junior Drake Sample Sale: Up To 75% Off!
I just watched this promo for Junior Drake‘s sample sale and started having heart palpitations. I am so jeal that I can’t attend. But then again, it’s probably a good thing I live nowhere near Los Angeles…someone might get hurt if they got between me and a Junior Drake bag marked 75% off.

If you live anywhere near the City of Angels, here are the deets:

Saturday, December 6, 10am-4pm

Bring a friend and receive an additional 10% off!
First 500 customers that spend $150 receive a free handbag!
Cash and credit card only

Junior Drake Corporate Offices
740 East 60th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90001

Join Ideeli…Just Tell ‘Em Spoiled Pretty Sent Ya

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ideeli Join Ideeli...Just Tell Em Spoiled Pretty Sent Ya
It seems that my addiction to ideeli.com is contagious. Ever since I reminded you all about this members-only online shopping community, I have been inundated with requests for invites. As there are only so many hours in the day and I am but one sleep-deprived blogger, I can’t seem to keep up with the demand. So the friendly folks at Ideeli hooked me up with an invitation code to pass along to each and every one of you.

To become a member of Ideeli (it’s free!), simply visit ideeli.com and type in spoiledpretty where it asks for your invitation code. It’s that simple.

If you’re on the prowl for a new purse (this is my life 24-7/365), there’s really no better place to hunt. Every time I turn around, I see the most to-die-for handbags at pinch-me-I must-be-hallucinating prices.

Happy shopping!