If You Have Hair, The Wet Brush is a Must Have


For years, I have used an oversized wide-tooth comb to detangle my notoriously impossible to detangle post-shampoo hair. The amount of hair that would get caught in the teeth was somewhat alarming. But I chalked it up to the fact that I only wash my hair once a week - so maybe the hair loss really wasn't all that CONTINUE READING

Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream Review


You know how awesome BB creams are for your face? Well, the geniuses at Jergens have harnessed the power of BB and infused it into a lotion for your body. Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream promises flawless-looking skin with 5 visible benefits in just 5 days.  But does it deliver? Watch the video to find out...   Disclosure: This post was CONTINUE READING

Laura Mercier Sale at Gilt.com


As a huge fan of Laura Mercier (I swear by the foundation primer and tinted moisturizer), I was so excited to see that Gilt.com has a nice assortment of beauty products currently on sale. There's everything from sophisticated nail polish colors and soft mineral blush to lip glaze palettes and pencil sets to create an alluring smoky eye. Oh, and CONTINUE READING

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Cover April Issue of Vogue


Welp, folks, it looks like Kanye finally wore Anna Wintour down and got his baby mama a coveted Vogue cover. So the rumors were true. There was buzz a few months back that Kim would cover the fashion bible, but then everyone assumed it would be a foreign Vogue - given Anna's alleged aversion to all things Kardashian. I CONTINUE READING

10 Beauty Products to Get You Through the Flu


Hey Guys! As you all know the weather lately has been terrible and most of us have been getting all kinds of horrible colds and the flu, as a result. This is very personal for me because I work in retail and it seems like I get one disease after the other with all of my customers constantly sneezing CONTINUE READING

Handbags

Never Heard of Ideeli? Shut Your Mouth!

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abaco+laguna Never Heard of Ideeli? Shut Your Mouth!
What is the site,
For luxury items at a pauper’s price?
Ideeli!
Damn right.

You see, that Ideeli is a bad mother-
(Shut your mouth.)
But I’m talkin’ ’bout Ideeli!
(Then we can dig it.)

What do you mean, you’ve never heard of Ideeli? Child, you and me needs to have a little chat.

Ideeli is an invitation-only shopping community that offers online sample sales of the most sought-after fashion, home and beauty products. Ideeli members also enjoy privileged access to luxury lifestyle experiences such as fashion shows and sold-out concerts.

If you’re a handbag connoisseur like me, get thee to Ideeli. You will be absolutely amazed by the variety of merchandise, and you’ll think you’ve hit the jackpot when you see the their selection of luxury purses at pauper prices.

This summer, I purchased an Abaco Paris Laguna handbag for $250 (originally $750)…it arrived on my doorstep a few days later and I was bowled over by the quality and the scrumptious leather. It’s one of my most beloved bags, and I get compliments galore every time it’s on my arm.

Ideeli is an invitation only website…so if you’re interested in a membership (it’s free), give me a shout-out and I’ll hook you up. Happy shopping!

Isabella Fiore: First Ever Sample Sale, November 19 & 20!!!

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 Isabella Fiore: First Ever Sample Sale, November 19 & 20!!!
Isabella Fiore, one of Spoiled Pretty’s fave handbag designers, is all growns up…

On November 19th and 20th, they’re hosting their first ever sample sale. If you’re in NYC, mark your calendars…this is your chance to score some great clutches, handbags and small leather goods at 50%-70% off retail prices!

Alas, I’m in Philly and won’t be able to rightfully celebrate this momentous occasion. So if you’re in the area, please stop by so a certain beauty blogger can live vicarously. Even better…if you spy the ‘Puff Enough’ Austin Frame handbag (above), snatch that sucker up and think of me when you tote it around, lookin’ all cute. I mean, what’s more GORGE than this bag? Nothing.

Isabella Fiore Sample Sale

November 19th and 20th
10am – 5pm
80 West 40th Street, Floor 8
NYC

Scoliosis Caused By Beauty Overload?!?

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 Scoliosis Caused By Beauty Overload?!?
No wonder my handbag weighs a gazillion pounds. I just cleaned out my purse, and look how many beauty products I’ve been toting around with me!

How many products and brands can you spot?

Total Beauty Total Cure Giveaway

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Well hello, my pretties. Today, it’s Spoiled Pretty’s turn at bat to host a Total Beauty – Total Cure giveaway. Brace yourself…this one is going to blow your mind!

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One reader will receive a $250 certificate to spend at benefitcosmetics.com! Lauded as one of the most innovative brands in beauty, Benefit is constantly creating fresh new products to solve your everyday (and every night!) dilemmas. With products such as Dr. Feelgood, Talk To The Tan, You Clean Up Nice Face Wash, and Lemon-Aid, Benefit has made a name for itself by creating high-quality cosmetics that offer solutions with a sense of humor.

 Total Beauty Total Cure Giveaway
Another lucky reader will win Clarisonic’s Yours & Mine Set ($350 value), which includes:

* Graphite Gray Cordless Clarisonic
* Pink Cordless Clarisonic
* 2 Charging cradles: 1 graphite gray and 1 pink
* 2 brush heads: 1 normal and 1 sensitive
* 2 of each: 1 oz. trial sizes of the Refreshing Gel Cleanser, Gentle Hydro Cleanser, and Nourishing Care Cleanser

The sonic frequency moves Clarisonic’s soft, gentle brush back and forth across the skin at more than 300 times per second. The sonic micro-massage clears your pores, loosening dirt and oil. And Clarisonic reduces dry skin patches, oily areas, and blemishes and removes six times more makeup than traditional cleansing. Some things are too good to share, but with Clarisonic Yours & Mine, you don’t have to. Enjoy smoother, softer and clearer skin – and share it with someone you love.

 Total Beauty Total Cure Giveaway
Last, but certainly not least, a final winner will receive Hype‘s “Gaby” North South Tote in ultraberry pink (suggested retail of $350). A fashion-forward and contemporary brand, Hype speaks to the fun, sophisticated and stylish woman. With a large selection of handbag styles, quality materials and vivid colors options, Hype has a handbag to tickle every woman’s fancy.

To enter this amazing giveaway, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include:

* Your full name
* Your mailing address
* A breast cancer fact you’ve learned by visiting the Total Beauty – Total Cure MySpace or Facebook pages

And be sure to indicate your prize preference. For example:

1) Benefit gift certificate
2) Clarisonic Yours & Mine
3) Hype handbag

The subject line should read “Total Beauty – Total Cure Giveaway.” This contest only lasts 24 hours and will end tonight (October 20, 2008) at midnight (EST). Three winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Tuesday, October 21st, I’ll announce the winners’ names. Please, only one entry per person; duplicate entries will not increase your of winning. Contest is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.

Handbag Adoption

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When it comes to handbags, I’m like Angelina Jolie. I just want to adopt ’til I drop.

The other day on my lunch break, something compelled me to stop into Leehe Fai, a chic clothing boutique in the Rittenhouse neighborhood of Philadelphia. As I was just browsing, I caught a glimpse of Botkier’s Morgan Satchel and momentarily lost my breath.

botkier+morgan Handbag Adoption

It’s as if Botkier read my thoughts and crafted the bag of my dreams. Unfortunately, it’s a little out of my price range right now. So I’ll keep dreaming…dreaming up get-rich-quick schemes so Morgan and I can be reunited.

It’s times like these that a fairy godmother would come in handy.

Today’s Total Beauty – Total Cure Giveaway: $300 Worth of NARS Products!

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nars Todays Total Beauty   Total Cure Giveaway: $300 Worth of NARS Products!
Today’s Total Beauty – Total Cure giveaway comes courtesy of Beauty Blogging Junkie. Amber is giving away $300 worth of NARS products!!! Yeah, girl…I said NARS!

One lucky winner will receive:

Single Eyeshadow: Abyssinia and Swing
Duo Eyeshadow: All About Eve and Habanera
Blush: Amour and Deep Throat
Velvet Matte Lip Pencil: Cruella
Lip Lacquer: Hot Wired
Lipstick: Shanghai Express
Lip Gloss: Orgasm
Nail Polish: Chinatown
Multiple: Maldives
Body Glow: Body Glow

felix+rey+emma+clutch Todays Total Beauty   Total Cure Giveaway: $300 Worth of NARS Products!
Said winner will also receive this adorable Emma Clutch from Felix Rey, valued at $90.

Visit Beauty Blogging Junkie for entry instructions – and act fast…this contest ends tonight at midnight!

Amber and I are co-chairs of the Total Beauty – Total Cure breast cancer awareness campaign, so please show us some love and check out the campaign page.

And be sure to come back later today, when I reveal the Paris Hilton’s Fairy Dust giveaway winners and announce this week’s contest. See you again real soon!

New York Fashion Week: Terexov, Spring 2009

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terexov1 New York Fashion Week: Terexov, Spring 2009
Last month, Jamie and I scored second row seats at the Terexov Spring 2009 show. That’s just how we roll.

From the moment the lights dimmed, Bobby Womack’s “Across 110th Street” started wafting from the sound system, and Chanel Iman turned the corner wearing a multi-color worldmap printed silk dress, 29-year-old Russian fashion phenom Alexandr Terekhov shot to the top of my favorite designers list.

terexov35 New York Fashion Week: Terexov, Spring 2009“I love the energy of New York – the women are very glamorous and beautiful,” Terekhov says. “It is incredibly exciting and inspirational to be able to present my work to one of the top fashion audiences in the world.”

Homeboy knows how to put on a show, that’s for damn sure. His 34 designs rendered me speechless.

Key Makeup Artist Nadine Luke used the following MAC products to compliment the collection:

Skin – Mineralize Satin Finish Foundation, Select Sheer Loose Powder
Eyes – Paintpot in Painterly, Liquidlast Liner in Blue Horizon, Pro Lash Mascara, Brow Set in Clear
Lips – Lip Erase in Pale, Lipstick in St. Germaine

Juan Carlos Maciques (for Rita Hazan Salon) side-parted the models’ hair, twisted the front sections and pulled them back into elegant chignons.

After the show, I channeled my inner supermodel and Jamie snapped some photos of me striking a pose in front of the tents. And how sweet is my arm candy? Ridiculously chic, right? It’s fitting that I chose this gorge Ranhee Joo handbag to accompany me to the Terexov show because, like the talented Alexandr Terekhov, Joo is one to watch.

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Her debut collection launched this past summer and includes the “Bellona” (above) and “Clio” slip-in handle clutch. The designs are timeless and luxurious, with a modern edge and practical elements. “As an industrial designer, it’s in my blood to want to create something that is innovative and functional,” she says. “I guess this is what makes my bags so special because they will always be fresh and creative, with function in mind.”

My Bellona Convertible Pleated Handbag in chocolate is a little slice of heaven. I just want to eat it up. As you know, I am a handbag enthusiast and I have amassed quite a collection. But with its soft leather, glossy crinkled patent leather and plethora of pockets, it has become one of my favorites. Just don’t tell the others…they’ll get jealous.

When Ranhee Joo blows up and every startlet is holding one of her handbags, just remember who was wearing it first.

 New York Fashion Week: Terexov, Spring 2009



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