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New York Fashion Week: Beauty and Bags and Boots, Oh My!

fw New York Fashion Week: Beauty and Bags and Boots, Oh My!
I have so many untold NY Fashion Week stories, you don’t even know. I’ve been meaning to get back to my FW reporting, but I have been up to my eyeballs at work, and busy co-chairing the Total Beauty – Total Cure Breast Cancer Awareness campaign with the hilariously snarkalicious Amber.

So hop into my DeLorean, switch on the Flux Capacitor, and let’s rev this baby up to 88 mph. We’re going back in time…

During New York Fashion Week, L’Oreal held an exclusive blogger event, and I was one of the lucky few on the invite list. At an expansive and gorgeous townhouse – complete with a tdf courtyard – I sipped mimosas, noshed on blueberry pancakes and chatted up some of my cosmetics-craving colleagues. As a parting gift, L’Oreal presented us all with Fashion Week survival kits, packed with a festival of goodies. It was then that I was formally introduced to my new fave lippie, HIP Jelly Balm.

 New York Fashion Week: Beauty and Bags and Boots, Oh My!
Here’s me and Amber. Fix your eyes on the chicness that is my Krina handbag. The Calista Tote (in Azure) is both functional and feminine, made of rich Italian leather and accented with gold-plated hardware and flirty tassels. The Calista is oft seen on the fabulous fashionplate, Katherine Heigl!

Later that day, Amber and I popped by the Boots booth at the Bryant Park tents, and were introduced to one of my Fashion Week beauty discoveries. No7 High Lights Illuminating Lotion
is a pearly lotion that contains light reflecting particles to illuminate your skin exactly where you want it, while diffusing imperfections such as fine lines and wrinkles. Highlight your cheekbones or brow bone to look truly radiant…or mix with foundation for an all-over glow.

 New York Fashion Week: Beauty and Bags and Boots, Oh My!
Check us out, getting our glow on. You too can look this dreamily dewy…and for less than $13!

PS – Like my earrings? Get your own from Forever 21 for less than $4!!!

 New York Fashion Week: Beauty and Bags and Boots, Oh My!

Junior Drake Giveaway Winner!

Junior+Drake+Nicola Junior Drake Giveaway Winner!
Happy Monday! I know that many of you have been holding your breath, crossing your fingers, and wishing on stars. Well, one of you did a better job that the others…I mean you, Virenda Mendoza!

Virenda is the lucky winner of the Junior Drake giveaway. She will receive Junior Drake’s Nicola Tote, a pretty and practical bag with a roomy interior, a plethora of pockets, double handles and longer detachable strap.

Thanks to all who entered (and shamelessly resorted to begging), and to Junior Drake for generously spoiling my readers.

Stay tuned for Spoiled Pretty’s next giveaway!

Junior Drake Handbag Giveaway!!!

Every time I go to New York Fashion Week, I panic. I love fashion. But I am not, by any means, a fashionista. For weeks, I agonize over outfits. I work myself into a tizzy matching the right dress with the right shoe…the right belt with the right blouse. How does a mere mortal bring her A-game to an event attended by A-listers? A haute handbag – that’s how.

Daneen+and+Karl+Lagerfeld Junior Drake Handbag Giveaway!!!This go ‘round, my secret style weapon was Junior Drake’s Aurora Satchel. This pretty and practical bag is perfectly compatible with my gal-on-the-go lifestyle, with its roomy interior, plethora of pockets, double handles and longer detachable strap. The Aurora Satchel is so spacious that if you tend to carry around your life in your purse, like I do, you can pile it all in – and have room to spare. Yet it never looks bulky. And the buttery, washed Italian leather and cross-stitch flourishes give this chic tote a worn-in, loved esthetic. The bag is available in six sumptuous shades.

As you can see from the pic (that’s me in the Chanel showroom…more on that later), I’m so on-trend carrying the violet version. Karl’s to the left of me. Aurora’s to the right. Here I am, stuck in the middle with you.

Where was I going with that? Nevermind. Moving on…

I am so obsessed with Junior Drake right now that I can’t keep this love affair to myself. So I’m spoiling y’all pretty. This giveaway isn’t junior. Oh hell naw. This one is majah!

Junior+Drake+Nicola Junior Drake Handbag Giveaway!!!One fortunate female will win Junior Drake’s Nicola Tote. Made of soft, supple leather, the Nicola flapped handbag will up your style ante with its feminine, Southwestern-inspired look. A multitude of exterior and interior pockets help keep you well-organized. And Nicola’s silk lining features retro photos of the founder’s actress mother – whose stage name was (you guessed it) Junior Drake.

The Nicola Tote retails for $528. But this week, we’re slashing prices – and you can get one of your very own for the low, low price of $0. That’s right. No money down, and no interest until neva! But you have to enter.

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name. The subject line should read “Junior Drake Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, September 28th. One winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, September 29th, 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.

 Junior Drake Handbag Giveaway!!!

Fashtastic Giveaway Winners…

 Fashtastic Giveaway Winners...Top o’ the workweek to you.

The time has come to announce the winners of Spoiled Pretty’s Fashtastic Giveaway, sponsored by and Ananas.

The grand prize winner is none other than Deborah Campbell. Debbie has won samplings from Urban Decay’s new fall collection, which includes: 3 , two , one , one , and two – all in her choice of shades. Debbie really lucked out because she will also receive the Coco Clutch, courtesy of Ananas Collection. This gorgeous zip clutch is adorned with a wood ring. It’s perfect as a clutch, makeup case or to organize in a larger bag! All in all, the grand prize is valued at $252!!!

 Fashtastic Giveaway Winners...

The runners-up are Tammy T and Julie Dacus. They will receive one Lipstick, one 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil and one 24/7 Concealer Pencil. Check your email, ladies. I’ll be asking for your color preferences, as well.

Thanks to everyone who entered. And a special thanks to Urban Decay and Ananas, for hooking my readers up!

If you thought this giveaway was amazing, be sure to check back later today. You ain’t seen nuthin’ yet!

Pretty Fashtastic Giveaway!!!

runway Pretty Fashtastic Giveaway!!!
For the past week, I’ve been talking your ear off (well, writing your eyes off) about my recent trip to New York Fashion Week…tales of interviewing Bobbi Brown, watching Oscar Blandi work his magic, hanging with hipster muse, Cory Kennedy, and generally living the glamorous life.

How rude of me! I know you want to hear the deets. But, damn…do I have to be so boastful about it?

Well, before you put me on blast for being such a braggart – check it. In between shows and hobnobbing with the movers and shakers, I’ve been working on something pretty fashtastic. So in honor of my little trip to the Big Apple, I’m hosting a giveaway inspired by the marriage of fashion and beauty!!!

One lucky broad will win a sampling of ’s fabulous fall 2008 collection. She will receive:

Urban+Decay+Lipstick Pretty Fashtastic Giveaway!!!
Three (winner’s choice)
From crimson red and exotic fuchsias, to cotton candy pink and shimmering nudes, these wearable, but unusual shades will enrapture beauty junkies everywhere. The creamy formula nourishes and protects lips with vitamins A, C, and E and is infused with a crème-caramel scent and flavor. And the lipstick tubes, made from weighty, purple metal, are pierced with a mini gunmetal dagger. The clear cap is decorated inside and out with two-toned purple flourishes. The effect is multidimensional, and incredibly luxe.

 Pretty Fashtastic Giveaway!!!
Two (winner’s choice)
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils are best-sellers year after year. And now, their long-wearing, cult-status formula is available in Lip Pencils! The waterproof pencils contain jojoba oil, vitamin E, and cottonseed oil to nourish the skin and provide a smooth application. making them the perfect complement to Urban Decay lipsticks, stains, and glosses.

Urban+Decay+Concealer Pretty Fashtastic Giveaway!!!
One (winner’s choice)
Hide dark circles and blemishes with this creamy formula that dries matte and stays put. Full of vitamin E, 24/7 Concealer also contains a new ingredient called Microsponge—its empty spheres absorb excess oil preventing further breakouts and clogged pores.

Urban+Decay+Grind+House Pretty Fashtastic Giveaway!!!
One
This premium quality, dual-chambered sharpener is the ultimate accoutrement to your beauty arsenal. Grind House is designed to work with the entire 24/7 family: the slim-line hole fits Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye and Lip Pencils, and the large hole fits thick-barreled 24/7 Concealer.

Electric Pretty Fashtastic Giveaway!!!
Two (winner’s choice)
This fall, Urban Decay adds three new additions to their collection of Matte Eyeshadows—Electric (electric blue), Shakedown (medium brown), and Heist (neutral taupe). Pigment-rich with an ultra-soft, velvety texture, these shadows have intense color payoff and blend beautifully.

Two runners-up win one Lipstick, one 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil and one 24/7 Concealer Pencil.

 Pretty Fashtastic Giveaway!!!And as an added, fashtastic bonus – the grand prize winner will receive the Coco Clutch, courtesy of Ananas Collection. This gorgeous zip clutch is adorned with a wood ring. It’s perfect as a clutch, makeup case or to organize in a larger bag!

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name. The subject line should read “Pretty Fashtastic Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, September 21st. Three winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, September 22nd, 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.

Good luck!

 Pretty Fashtastic Giveaway!!!

Membership Has Its Privileges: Ideeli.com

Abaco+Laguna Membership Has Its Privileges: Ideeli.com
Look at my luscious new handbag. Don’t you just love it? For the past few weeks, I’ve been tempted by quite a few pretty purses. But something told me to hold out…to wait for true love. And as soon as I laid my eyes on this heavenly handbag, I thanked that little voice inside my head.

The “Laguna” bag from Abaco, a hard-to-find French label, retails for $750. But I scooped this baby up (in dove gray) for just $250 – thanks to Ideeli.com.

Prada+Tote Membership Has Its Privileges: Ideeli.comIdeeli is a members-only shopping community for trendsetting women. The website offers authentic, luxury handbags, jewelry, sunglasses, and more…for up to 90% off the original price! There are 4 to 6 shopping events per week, plus incredible giveaways – like this Tessuto Multicolor Tote by Prada (original price: $1650.00).

Ideeli has been featured in O Magazine and The New York Times. And here’s what cnet News.com had this to say about Ideeli: “It’s Woot.com meets ‘The Devil Wears Prada.'”

If you love the idea of paying $239 for a $600 pair of Christian Lacroix shoes, or $110 for $350 Gucci sunglasses – get thee to Ideeli. There’s just one catch …Ideeli.com membership is by referral only. Lucky for you, I’m a member. If you want to join the club (membership is free), email me at spoiledpretty@gmail.com – be sure to include the email address where you would like your invite delivered.

You’re welcome.

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