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

In The Bag Summer Beauty Giveaway: Are You The Winner Of The Weekender Bag?

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Congratulations to Lauren Noog. She is the lucky winner of the BOYY Weekender Bag Giveaway!!!

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Lauren, I suggest that you plan some fabulous weekend getaways because this bag just begs to be shown off.

In addition to the BOYY Pablo Summer Weekender, you’ll receive: Goody Mosaic Ouchless Purse Brush, Goody Mosaic Mini Versa Comb, Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets, Clean & Clear SOFT In-Shower Facial, Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes, Ojon mini TUNU Flexible Finishing Hairspray, and Tarte Lips Ahoy Lipgloss Set.

Thanks so much to BOYY, Clean & Clear, Goody, Neutrogena, Ojon, and Tarte for sponsoring this amazing giveaway!

And if you haven’t done so yet, be sure to enter the last of our In The Bag Summer Beauty Giveaways:

Envirosax Beach Bag Giveaway – ends 7/5

In The Bag Summer Beauty Giveaway: Are You The Winner Of The Clutch?

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I hope everyone is having a happy 4th. For one of you, it’s about to get even better. And by one of you, I mean Cory McEwen.

Cory McEwen has won the In The Bag Clutch Giveaway – and will receive the Felix Rey Michelle Clutch, filled with Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara, Tarte Lock & Roll Creaseless Eyeshadow Duo, Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets, and Goody Mosaic Mini Versa Comb.

I’d like to thank all of the sponsors for making this contest possible!

The weekend may be here, but there are still two giveaways left. Make sure to enter:

BOYY Weekender Bag Giveaway – ends 7/4
Envirosax Beach Bag Giveaway – ends 7/5

In The Bag Summer Beauty Giveaway: Are You The Winner Of The Eco-Friendly Bag?

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The Eco-Friendly Handbag Giveaway was inspired by my BFF Jill, who is a vegan and all-around friend of the earth. And when buying food, clothing, accessories and cosmetics, she is very careful that her purchases are in line with her beliefs.

I can remember countless times when, during the course of our friendship, Jill fell in love with a product – only to discover that it was made with animals or very eco-unfriendly. So when I decided to do the In The Bag Summer Beauty Giveaway Week, I knew I had to throw some eco-friendly fabulousness in there, for good karmic measure.

The winner of Elezar’s Vivi Barrel Bag (which retails for $375) is Marley Ward!!!

Congratulations, Marley – you have also won Burt’s Bees Chemical-Free Sunscreen SPF 15, Aloe & Linden Flower After Sun Soother, Jurlique Sun Lotion SPF 30+, Jurlique Citrus Purifying Mist, and Tarte Double Dose Berry Boost & Gloss.

Thank to all of the sponsors for making this contest possible, and for spoiling Marley pretty.

And don’t forget to enter the other In The Bag Summer Beauty Giveaways:

Felix Rey Clutch Giveaway – ends 7/3
BOYY Weekender Bag Giveaway – ends 7/4
Envirosax Beach Bag Giveaway – ends 7/5

Until next time…

In The Bag Summer Beauty Giveaway: Are You The Winner Of The Everyday Bag?

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Here’s what some of you had to say about the Creations By Kage Everyday Bag Giveaway:

“I love the color, size and style of this bag. I can’t believe you are giving even more items in the giveaway than this bag.”

“I adore this bag and would love to own something so stylish! Thanks as always for the great giveaways and for spoiling your readers.”

“I’m crazy in love with this buttery, beautiful handbag and the beauty loot also. I believe I saw the Cover Girl Lash Blast on your blog as one of Oprah’s Summer favorites and I was just reading about the Goody Mosaic Mini Versa Comb in the June issue of Glamour magazine under their steals & deals! Thanks for spicing up summer.”

“Love the bag, love the story behind the horseshoe, love the stuff inside it.”

“This one looks dreamy.”

“Mmmm…that bag is scrumptious!”

“This is the cutest bag EVER. AHHHH!! I WANT everything in that bag!!”

“I think you have by far the best giveaways I’ve ever seen! You rawk!!”

“This bag is so pretty, I’m going to have to buy it if I don’t win!”

“THAT BAG IS HEAVEN ON EARTH!”

“Pick me, pick me!! Pleeeeeeeeeeeeease!!”

“Hi Daneen! This bag is so beautiful I just had to enter… You have the best giveaways in the history of giveaways. Thanks for taking the time to do this!”

When there’s this kind of enthusiasm about a giveaway, it warms my heart because it lets me know that you enjoy and appreciate the time and effort I put into these contests. But at the same time, it makes me a little bit sad that everyone can’t be a winner. I hope you’ll still be my friend if your name isn’t called.

So without further ado, the winner of the Everyday Bag Giveaway is…Jaine Freedman!!! She will receive the Creations By Kage Stormy Tote in turquoise, Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara, Goody Mosaic Ouchless Purse Brush, Goody Mosaic Mini Versa Comb, Tarte Infinite Glow Bestsellers Palette, MAX Factor Vivid Impact Eyeshadow Duos, DentaBurst, RoC Retinol Correxion Hand Repair Cream SPF15, Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets, and Aveeno Essential Moisture Lip Conditioner SPF 15.

I’d like to thank Creations By Kage, Aveeno, Clean & Clear, Cover Girl, DentaBurst, Goody, Max Factor, RoC, and Tarte for sponsoring this mind-blowing giveaway!

Didn’t win yet? Wondering when it’s going to be your turn? Put away the torches and pitchforks, and make sure that you enter the other In The Bag Summer Beauty Giveaways:

Elezar Eco-Friendly Bag Giveaway – ends 7/2
Felix Rey Clutch Giveaway – ends 7/3
BOYY Weekender Bag Giveaway – ends 7/4
Envirosax Beach Bag Giveaway – ends 7/5

In The Bag Summer Beauty Giveaway: Are You The Winner Of The Gym Bag?

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Thanks for all of the entries you sent me for the LUG Gym Bag Giveaway! Many of you wrote to tell me how difficult it’s been getting in shape…and I have to admit, it’s nice to hear that I’m not the only one.

puddle jumper front and back teal In The Bag Summer Beauty Giveaway: Are You The Winner Of The Gym Bag?Well, it’s time to reveal the name of the lucky winner, and she is…Becky Kekenes!!! Becky’s about to get some booty – beauty booty, that is.

She will receive a Lug Puddle Jumper Gym Bag filled with Ojon Revitalizing Mist, Neutrogena Rainbath Shower & Shave, Clean & Clear Deep Action Refreshing Gel Cleanser, Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets, Bath & Body Works Body Splash in Enchanted Orchid, Goody Ouchless Detangling Comb, and Secret Flawless Antiperspirant/Deodorant.

Many thanks to Lug, Bath & Body Works, Clean & Clear, Goody, Neutrogena, Ojon, and Secret for making this all possible! And if you haven’t done so already, make sure that you enter the other In The Bag Summer Beauty Giveaways:

Creations By Kage Everyday Bag Giveaway – ends 7/1
Elezar Eco-Friendly Bag Giveaway – ends 7/2
Felix Rey Clutch Giveaway – ends 7/3
BOYY Weekender Bag Giveaway – ends 7/4
Envirosax Beach Bag Giveaway – ends 7/5

In The Bag Summer Beauty Giveaway: Are You The Winner of the Work Bag?

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Happy Monday, my pretties. I hope that everyone had a fun and relaxing weekend.

The time has come to announce the winner of the Aleya New York bag. As always, I wish I had more than one to give away. Hell, I wish I had an extra one for myself because the bag is just that gorgeous! But I only have the one, and it is reserved for Katie Gardini!!!

Katie has won the Allie Hobo in Natural, which was featured in Henri Bendel’s exotic event and has been one of Aleya’s best sellers for spring/summer; the patchwork detail is very trend current, but the natural colors keep it wearable. Katie has also won a Goody Mosaic Ouchless Purse Brush and Mosaic Mini Versa Comb, Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara, Neutrogena MoistureShine Soothing LipSheers, Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets, and a DentaBurst “Be Ready To Shine” Kit.

For those of you who didn’t win, but still need a little Aleya in your lives…Joann Padilla, the creative genius behind Aleya New York, is offering you a 25% discount on your next purchase. At checkout, just enter the code Spoiledpretty6/08 in the special instruction box – and you’re all set!

Many thanks to Aleya New York, Clean & Clear, DentaBurst, Goody, and Neutrogena for sponsoring such a fabulous giveaway! And if you haven’t done so already, make sure that you enter the other In The Bag Summer Beauty Giveaways:

Lug Gym Bag Giveaway – ends 6/30
Creations By Kage Everyday Bag Giveaway – ends 7/1
Elezar Eco-Friendly Bag Giveaway – ends 7/2
Felix Rey Clutch Giveaway – ends 7/3
BOYY Weekender Bag Giveaway – ends 7/4
Envirosax Beach Bag Giveaway – ends 7/5

In The Bag Summer Beauty Giveaway: Beach Bag

Posted on by daneen in Contest, Fragrance, Giveaway, Hairbrush, Handbags, Lipgloss, Mascara, Sun Protection | 33 Comments

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The weather forecast says 88 and sunny, not a cloud in the sky. After an exhaustive search, you’ve found the elusive “perfect” swimsuit. And you’ve picked out a trashy read, with no literary value whatsoever. So you’re ready for the beach, right? Wait. Not to burst your proverbial bubble, but you’re not all set yet.

beach+bag+giveaway2 In The Bag Summer Beauty Giveaway: Beach BagA trip to the beach requires much more than a cute swimsuit. If you’re planning for a relaxing, idyllic day of surf and sand, you might want to put some serious thought into what you’ll pack in your bag. Because there’s nothing less relaxing than getting to the beach and realizing that you’ve left some important necessities at home.

To ensure that you’re pretty and prepared for your day at the beach, remember to bring along the following must-haves for your beach bag:

* Sunscreen: When selecting a sunscreen product, be sure to read the label before you buy. Experts recommend products with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15. The SPF number represents the level of protection against UVB rays provided by the sunscreen…a higher number means more protection. The two most common (and painful) sunscreen mistakes are using too little and waiting too long to reapply. About 1 ounce of sunscreen (a palmful) should be used to cover the arms, legs, neck and face of the average adult. For best results, most sunscreens must be reapplied at least every 2 hours and even more often if you are swimming or sweating. Products labeled “waterproof” may provide protection for at least 80 minutes even when you are swimming or sweating. Products that are “water resistant” may provide protection for only 40 minutes. And don’t forget your lips, especially if you’re a lipgloss fanatic like me. Many dermatologists say that slathering on glosses can increase your risk of developing skin cancer because shiny nature of the gloss could be making the sun’s UV rays hit harder. So if you’re going to grab for a gloss, make it one with at least SPF 15.

* Wide-brimmed hat: A hat with at least a 2- to 3-inch brim all around is ideal because it protects areas often exposed to the sun, such as the neck, ears, eyes, forehead, nose, and scalp. A baseball cap is also a good choice. A hat not only protects from the sun’s intense rays, it can also cover and tame wind-blown hair.

* Sunglasses: The ideal sunglasses don’t have to be expensive, but they should block 99% to 100% of UVA and UVB radiation. Check the label to be sure they do. Some labels may say, “UV absorption up to 400 nm.” This is the same as 100% UV absorption. Also, labels that say “Meets ANSI UV Requirements” mean the glasses block at least 99% of UV rays. Those labeled “cosmetic” block about 70% of the UV rays. If there is no label, don’t assume the sunglasses provide any protection. Large-framed and wraparound sunglasses are more likely to protect your eyes from light coming in from different angles.

Today is the final day of Spoiled Pretty’s In The Bag Summer Beauty Giveaway Week, and we’re giving away an Envirosax bag filled with treats!

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Envirosax bags are lightweight, portable, waterproof, affordable, and stylish! With reinforced seams, each surprisingly large bag can hold at least 40 pounds, and the carrying handle is long enough to comfortably carry over your shoulder. The Flora line of Envirosax bags draws its inspiration from the colors and shapes of pristine Australian rainforests.

The winner’s bag will include:

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Secret Flawless Antiperspirant/Deodorant: If you secretly crave strong wetness protection that smells fresh and has skin conditioners, your search is over. New Secret Flawless gives you everything you long for — all in one cutting-edge antiperspirant.

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Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara: Lash Blast’s patented volume-boosting formula and patent-pending brush are designed to max-out each and every lash, leaving you with the ultimate big lash look.

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Goody Mosaic Ouchless Purse Brush: The ultimate in snagless styling. This brush is smaller sized – perfect for travel or on the go styling.

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Bath & Body Works Body Splash in Blushing Cherry Blossom: Cherry blossoms blended with lighthearted jasmine, rose juliette and crisp citrus capture the romantic first blush of spring. Other notes include mandarin, lush berries, fresh melon, musk, violet, and creamy Sandalwood. Contains naturally pampering aloe vera to leave skin conditioned.

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Neutrogena MoistureShine Lip Soothers SPF 20 in Shine, Sheen, and Gleam: Provides instant, soothing relief on contact with beautiful high gloss shine and SPF 20. The unique hydragel formula contains conditioning botanicals and glycerin for intense moisturization. Carry this pocket-portable gloss with you for use whenever you want hydrated, beautiful lips.

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Avon Skin-So-Soft Bug Guard: Don’t let bugs and sun spoil your outdoor fun this summer. Protect yourself from both the sun and certain insects with NEW Skin-So-Soft Bug Guard Plus IR3535 Expedition SPF 30. Using patented time-release technology, it creates an invisible barrier of protection to repel against mosquitoes, gnats, no-seeums, sand flies, and biting midges. certain insects. When applied properly, users are shielded with water-resistant SPF 30 sunscreen protection. Bug Guard Plus IR3535 Expedition SPF 30 is available in two versions – an unscented aerosol and a pump spray with a Gentle Breeze™ fragrance. The winner will receive both!

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And because I’m feeling especially generous this week, four runners-up will receive an Envirosax Flora bag!

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name. The subject line should read “Envirosax Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Saturday, July 5th. One winner and four runners-up will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Sunday, July 6th, 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. & Canadian residents only.

And be sure to check out the other bag giveaways. You can enter all of the giveaways, but you can only win once. Good luck!



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