Archive of ‘Holiday’ category

Tarte.com Exclusive: Holiday Party Must-Have Set

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Go from the office to your holiday parties with ease. This exclusive tarte.com set has everything you need to look your best.

The set includes:

rejuvelash: revive late day lashes with just one coat—it eliminates clumps and gives a glossy finish. You can even add a fresh coat of mascara without worrying about drying out or breaking your lashes!

blotting papers: Send shine undercover in an instant and look refreshed.

fRxtion: natural sugar crystals exfoliate lips while the vitamin E vanilla balm soothes, calms and protects lips.

Vitamin-infused lipstick in vinyasa: nothing says holiday like red, luscious lips. tarte’s enriched lipstick nourishes and moisturizes lips, while the infused nutraceuticals help to protect against environmental attack.

Tarte only created 150 of these sets, which have a retail value of $57. Pick one up now (for only $25) while supplies last!

MAC Ungaro, Cremesheen and Holiday Swatches

MAC Red She Said

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Passion, heat and danger come together to create this simply sparkling holiday collection. Lips are coloured in lusty shades with shimmering Dazzleglass to add resplendent moisture. Two shades of Mineralize Eye Shadows are zipped together by a strip of silver or gold, while shimmery blushes and silky nail lacquers accentuate a radiant holiday look.

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Lipstick
* Quiet Please: Sheer frosty pale beige
* Crazee: Frosty mid-tone coral red with pearl
* Pomposity: Frosty mid-tone blue pink with pearl
* “Red” She Said: Mid-tone blue red
* Soft Pause: Sheer dark brownish berry

Suggested Retail Price $14.00 U.S.

Dazzleglass
* Sugarrimmed: Milky pale pink with red, teal and white pearl
* Baby Sparks: Pale pink with violet pearl
* Miss Dynamite: Sheer orange-y copper with pearl
* Love Alert: Raspberry red with red pearl
* Date Night: Deep plum with blue and gold pearl

Suggested Retail Price $17.50 U.S.

Mineralize Eye Shadow
* Word of Mouth: Frosty pale beige/copper pearl stripe/frosty blue grey
* Threesome: Frosty burnt red/copper pearl stripe/frosty mid-tone pink
* Outspoken: Frosty plum/silver pearl stripe/frosty violet
* Persuasive: Frosty light blue/silver pearl stripe/frosty indigo
* Inter-view: Frosty deep navy/copper pearl stripe/frosty bronzy brown
* Danger Zone: Frosty true red/silver pearl stripe/frosty black

Suggested Retail Price $17.50 U.S.

Fluidline
* Silverstroke: Richly metallic platinum
* Blacktrack: Solid flat black

Suggested Retail Price $15.00 U.S.

Eye Brows
* Lingering: Soft taupe brown
* Spiked: Bottle brunette
* Stud: A deep rich blackened brown

Suggested Retail Price $14.50 U.S.

Fibre Rich Lash
* All Black: Black

Suggested Retail Price $12.00 U.S.

Beauty Powder Blush
* Stark Naked: Shimmery mid-tone mauve with gold pearl
* Enough Said: Shimmery light bronze with gold pearl

Suggested Retail Price $18.00 U.S.

Nail Laquer
* Beiged Bliss: Silken beige-brown
* Rougemarie: Immodestly sexy red-blue

Suggested Retail Price $11.00 U.S.

 MAC Red She Said

Available October 16, 2008 at MAC stores, counters and maccosmetics.com.

MAC Little Darlings

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When bigger isn’t better! An assortment of promotional-sized glamour goodies for experimenting anew with eyes, cheeks, lips…small never looked so sexy! Dazzle and delight with mini-sets of Lipglass & Lustreglass, Pigments & Glitter, Softsparkle & Eye Pencils in MAC’s most cherished shades. Each set is encased in an elegant cylinder, wrapped in shiny, red patent paper. A gifted collection of bestsellers all gathered together for you and your favorite people.

Little Darlings: 5 Coral Lipglass/Lustreglass
Includes 5 mini-Lipglass/Lustreglass
* Lipglass: Underage, Ola Mango!, Pink Grapefruit
* Lustreglass: Wonderstruck, Budding

Little Darlings: 5 Pink Lipglass/Lustreglass
Includes 5 mini-Lipglass/Lustreglass
* Lipglass: Fleur Delight, Song And Dance,Magnetique
* Lustreglass: Flashmode, Little VI Suggested Retail Price

Little Darlings: 5 Neutral Lipglass/Lustreglass
Includes 5 mini-Lipglass/Lustreglass
* Lipglass: C-Thru, Mouthwatering, Languish
* Lustreglass: Love Nectar, Beaux

Little Darlings: 5 Warm Pigments/Glitter
Includes 5 mini-Pigments/Glitter
* Pigments: Gold Dusk, Gold Mode, Melon, Gold Stroke
* Glitter Reflects: Antique Gold

Little Darlings: 5 Cool Pigments/Glitter
Includes 5 mini-Pigments/Glitter
*Pigments: Frost, Quietly, Pinked Mauve, Teal
* Glitter Reflects: Blackened Red Suggested Retail Price

Little Darlings: 5 Softsparkle/Eye Pencil
Includes 5 mini-Softsparkle/Eye Pencil
* Softsparkle Peacocked, Mint & Olive, Chocolight
* Eye Pencil: Black Funk, Fab Orchid

Suggested Retail Price $29.50 U.S.

Available November 6, 2008 at MAC stores, counters and maccosmetics.com.

MAC Passions of Red

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She-devil-sexy serpent-print embossed colour compacts to covet in five shades of passion – if passion is red, then red is passion. Bewitchingly bejewelled.

Decadent and fiery colours for eyes and lips are housed in brilliant jeweled casings. Beautifully embossed, jeweled compacts create the ultimate gift of glamour. Choose from four Eye Shadow palettes, with shades ranging from warm, cool, classic and smokey. Polish off the look with three luxurious Lip Palettes, complete with two lipsticks, one lipglass and a mini lip brush. Each compact is a treasured gift.

EYE SHADOW PALETTES

 MAC Passions of Red

Devoted Poppy: 6 Classic Eyes

Orange-red aluminum compact with an embossed snakeskin pattern. Coated in a glossy resin. Finished with a faux jewel. 213SE Brush with black handle and ferrule.
* Young Thing Light creamy peach
* In Awe Intense black with gold pearl
* Fall Deeply Frosty bright blue with white pearl
* Amourously Frosty antique gold
* Sweet Eyes Shimmery muted golden beige
* Awaken Frosty light green with golden pearl

Intriguing Scarlet: 6 Warm Eyes
Red-red aluminum compact with an embossed snakeskin pattern. Coated in a glossy resin. Finished with a faux jewel. 213SE Brush with black handle and ferrule.
* Warm Suede Frosty antiqued golden olive
* Grand Entrance Dirty deep green with green pearl
* Real Drama Dirty burgundy with red pearl
* Gentle Heat Light muted grey taupe
* Well Spiced Frosted warm peachy brown
* Sweet Joy Frosted creamy pale gold

Infatuating Rose: 6 Cool Eyes
Purple-red aluminum compact with an embossed snakeskin pattern. Coated in a glossy resin. Finished with a faux jewel. 213SE Brush with black handle and ferrule.
* Platonic Frosty greyed perwinkle
* Cavort Cool dirty lavender orchid
* Satisfy Slightly shimmery pale ballet pink
* Bonfete Frosty neutral mid-tone pink
* Deep Feelings Dirty deep violet indigo
* Feast Frosty pink plum

Fascinating Ruby: 6 Smoky Eyes
Burgundy-red aluminum compact with an embossed snakeskin pattern. Coated in a glossy resin. Finished with a faux jewel. 213SE Brush with black handle and ferrule.
* Scant Creamy white with pink pearl
* Satin Taupe Taupe brown with silvery bronze shimmer
* Dark Devotion Black brown
* Gorgeous Light silver with white pearl
* Ambience Cool mid-tone grey with silver sparkle
* Carbon Intense black

Suggested Retail Price $38.00 U.S.

LIP PALETTES

 MAC Passions of Red

Devoted Poppy: 3 Coral Lips

Orange-red aluminum compact with an embossed snakeskin pattern. Coated in a glossy resin. Finished with a faux jewel. 213SE Brush with black handle and ferrule.
* Lipstick: Devoted (Sheer mid-tone coral with subtle pearl), Soft Talk (Sheer bright reddish-coral with pearl)
* Lipglass: Transparent Love (Glossy apricot with golden red pearl)

Intriguing Scarlet: 3 Cool Pink Lips
Red-red aluminum compact with an embossed snakeskin pattern. Coated in a glossy resin. Finished with a faux jewel. 213SE Brush with black handle and ferrule.
* Lipstick: Make Me Melt (Frosty muted mid-tone pink), Overjoyed (Sheer yellow pink
with pearl)
* Lipglass: Sheer Vision (Glossy soft baby pink with multi-dimensional pearl)

Fascinating Ruby: 3 Plum Lips
Burgundy-red aluminum compact with an embossed snakeskin pattern. Coated in a glossy resin. Finished with a faux jewel. 213SE Brush with black handle and ferrule.
* Lipstick: Marvel (Sheer pink plum with subtle pearl), Insinuate (Sheer purple plum with gold pearl)
* Lipglass: Mutual Attraction (Glossy mid-tone plum with multi-dimensional pearl)

Suggested Retail Price $22.50 U.S.

Available October 16, 2008 at MAC stores, counters and maccosmetics.com.

Happy 2008 – Luv, Spoiled Pretty

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Happy New Year, Spoiled Pretty enthusiasts!

Thanks for doing your part to make 2007 such a memorable and special year for me. I appreciate your support of this blog more than I can articulate. So please accept my most sincere thanks.

The last five months have been fun, but the next twelve are going to be fierce. I’m just getting warmed up! If there’s any way I can enhance your reading experience, don’t hesitate to let me know. I welcome your suggestions and feedback.

Be sure to come back and visit me regularly – I so enjoy your company. Bookmark the site, or subscribe to receive updates in your email – so you can get spoiled every day! And don’t forget to tell your friends and family…I guarantee you all know a beauty addict who would also enjoy this site.

I wish you a happy, healthy, prosperous, and pretty 2008. Make a resolution to live every day to its fullest!

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U Got The Look: NYE 2008

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I still don’t have any plans for NYE. It might be a quiet, romantic dinner with my hubby. Or a raucous celebration with friends at a bar. Or I might just sit on the couch and blog my way into the new year. Whichever it is, here’s the makeup look I will be rocking.

I didn’t have a particular look I was going for. It really just started with Diane Brill’s Liquid Eye Liner in Lace Diamonds – and evolved from there. I didn’t expect to go so over-the-top. But once I started, I found it hard to stop…hence, my glittery glamtastic eyelids that rival the Times Square Ball in sparkle.

Once I finished piling it all on, I was afraid it was a little too Amanda Lepore for my liking. But it has since grown on me, and I hope you’ll agree that it looks quite pretty in pictures.

Step One – Face:
Apply Clinique Superfit Makeup (in Nutty) to entire face, using MAC 187 Duo Fibre Brush.

Step Two – Eyes:
Line the inner rims with Bobbi Brown’s Creamy Eye Pencil (in Black). Apply Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow (in Woodrose) from lash line to crease. Apply Tarte’s Lock & Roll Creaseless Eyeshadow Duo (in Slate) – just the powder side; first, roll it on – then blend with a shadow brush. Next, line upper lid with Prestige Liquid Eyeliner (in Black). Then load shadow brush MAC Eye Shadow (in Idol Eyes) and pat onto lid. Curl eyelashes (I used a curler by Maybelline) and coat upper lashes with Diorshow Mascara (in Black) and apply DuWop Lash Lacquer mascara (in Carbon Black) to bottom lashes. Line upper lids again – but this time, use Diane Brill Liquid Eye Liner (in Lace Diamonds). Finally, brush some of the Diane Brill Eye Liner on the tips of upper lashes – to give them a diamond-like sparkle.

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(top photo – naked eye lined with Diane Brill Liquid Eye Liner in Lace Diamonds; bottom photo – finished eye, after step two)

Step Three – Cheeks:
Dot DuWop Blush Therapy (in Hug) on apples of cheeks, then blend with fingertips.

Step Four – Highlighting:
Dot Freeze 24/7 Freeze & Go down the bridge of the nose and on cheekbones, then gently tap with pad of finger until blended.

Step Five – Lips:
Finish off the look with a few swipes of MAC Lustreglass – I used Budding, but I think it’s been discontinued. Venetian is somewhat similar, but tad bit deeper – though still sheer.

That’s the recipe. I hope you had as much fun reading about the look as I had creating it! If you’re looking for more NYE makeup ideas, my friend Marina at Makeup Loves Me has a bunch.

So with that, I’m going to conclude this post with the immortal words of my man, Prince. Every NYE, you’re bound to hear “1999” at least a couple times, so allow me to introduce you to another oldie, but goodie – a little ditty Prince recorded with Sheena Easton. Remember her? “Sugar Walls”? Okay, now I’m showing my age. Just watch the video.

Go Ask Alice

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For Holiday 2007, Walt Disney has partnered with Gianna Rose Atelier to produce triple-milled soap sets inspired by Alice in Wonderland.

“We went into Disney’s vaults and drew upon the inspiration of Walt Disney’s iconography to transform the characters, images and themes into couture soaps,” said Blair Buckley, Vice President of Product development at Gianna Rose Atelier.

 Go Ask AliceAlice’s Treasures includes three soaps in the shape of a heart, a key, and a pocket watch – all packaged in a baroque style collector’s box, embellished with a key charm and story hand tag.

Alice’s English Garden is comprised of hand soap petals, “plucked” from the garden – infused with a blend of Gardenia and White Rose – and placed in an antique-style apothecary jar.

The Red Queen’s Court features four playing card-shaped soaps, embossed with silhouettes of Alice, the White Rabbit, the royal crest of the Queen and the key to Wonderland. All rest on a beautiful porcelain dish, and are boxed in Disney-inspired collectible style.

Don’t Be Tempted

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At a company holiday party last week, the conversation turned to beauty products – as it usually does when I’m around. Two coworkers told me the same harrowing story – okay, maybe I’m being a bit melodramatic, but it wasn’t a good story.

Both women recently paid a visit to their local Bath & Body Works and were tempted into purchasing items from the Holiday Temptations line (not a surprise, given the yummy packaging). After taking the products home and using them, they were taken aback by the stains left on their tubs and towels.

We never got around to discussing how well the products work, but let’s be real – a shower gel had better get me squeaky clean (and wash away my cellulite) if it’s going to stain my shower.

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