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Noodle & Boo Conditioning Hair Polish

My daughter, Arwen, is a Noodle & Boo baby. Seen here – with a hair brush in each hand – she is a true beauty girl in training.


Noodle & Boo, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…

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Noodle & Boo Newborn 2-in-1 Hair & Body Wash gently cleanses Arwen’s hair and skin without stripping its natural moisture. It’s tear-free, clinically-tested for sensitive/newborn skin, mild enough for daily use and suds up well despite being sulfate-free.

Noodle & Boo Baby Balm is a nourishing cream for face and body that soothes, pampers and provides long-lasting moisture for dry, irritated skin.

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My latest Noodle & Boo discovery is their Conditioning Hair Polish, which uses sunflower seed and green tea extracts to detangle and smooth, reduce frizz and protect against environmental stress.   (more…)

Elizabeth & James Nirvana Black Review: Fierce and Feminine

If you surveyed the perfumes on my vanity, you’d surely notice that the common thread amongst my favorites is vanilla. Most days, I smell like some variation of vanilla. But as I get older, I’m constantly searching for a more sophisticated take on the scent. I love vanilla, but I’m a little too mature to be walking around smelling like cupcakes.

So I was thrilled to recently make the acquaintance of Elizabeth & James Nirvana Black (there’s also a Nirvana White) – a sensual, modern interpretation of my favorite flava. The perfume is an addictive blend of violet, sandalwood, and rich vanilla that strike the perfect balance between masculine and feminine.  (more…)

Head & Shoulders New Moisture Care Collection for Textured Hair

Head and Shoulders Moisture Care CollectionI suffer from chronic dandruff and it’s a very embarrassing condition. So embarrassing that in the 7 years I’ve been blogging, I’ve never discussed it. But I recently tried a new line of hair care products that I’m so excited about that I just had to break my silence.

A few months ago, I was in CVS walking through the beauty section – and some cool new products from Head & Shoulders stopped me in my tracks. I was kind of in a rush and didn’t have time to read the backs of the bottles, so I took a photo with my iPhone so that I would remember to investigate later.

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When I returned home that afternoon, there was a FedEx box on my front step. Inside was a bunch of beauty goodies for me to review…including two of the Head & Shoulders products I spied in the store. Turns out the brand has a new collection called Moisture Care, which “delivers enriched moisture for scalp and textured hair.” The product lineup includes a Shampoo, 2-in-1, Conditioner/“Co-Wash” and a “Scalp Soother.” (more…)

Whish Shave Crave Shaving Cream Review

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Daneen – I know that you like your razor*, but wow, this stuff is awesome!

Do you remember where you were when you learned how to shave? Believe it or not, I was in Tennessee! My Dad was driving our family to Orlando, from New Jersey, for a trip to Disney world. He had the tendency to take the long way to stop at obscure places for sight seeing. I was 10 or 12 years old, and I recall my mom saying that it was time to learn. She took a disposable razor and his Barbasol shave cream and showed me what to do.

Since then, I always got the $1.00 Barbasol shave cream to use. But since it always left me feeling dry (and smelling like a man, ha!), I decided to splurge and get Skintimate – which was definitely better. I never thought I would use anything more “luxurious” than that until Whish Shave Crave found its way to my shower.


Update: Whitmor 5 Tier Acrylic Cosmetic Organizer Giveaway

Whitmor 5 Tier Acrylic Cosmetic Organizer kardashian style 1I want to take this opportunity to thank Whitmor for partnering with Spoiled Pretty and for generously sponsoring a giveaway of their 5 Tier Acrylic Cosmetic Organizer. And congratulations to Bonnie C., the lucky winner of the contest.

For those of you who entered but didn’t win, I’ve got two things to cheer you up. First, the Whitmor 5 Tier Acrylic Cosmetic Organizer is currently on sale at Zulily – for $5 less than the Amazon price. Secondly, Whitmor is working on a promo code just for Spoiled Pretty readers. So keep checking back, and follow me on Twitter and Facebook…because I’ll be announcing the code there too.


Wash Your Hair Without Water: Klorane Dry Shampoo Review

klorane dry shampooFor years, I have read in magazines or heard my hair dressers talk about how it’s not necessary to shampoo your hair everyday. This concept was outrageous to me because mid-way through the day when I don’t wash my hair, it feels and looks oily.

Over the past year or so, my friends started to talk about ho

w dry shampoo has changed their lives. In particular, my friend Elise would bring up dry shampoo anytime we would get on the topic of beauty products. Her hair is similar to mine, so I decided to try the award-winning Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk. I selected the dry shampoo with oat milk with the aerosol spray.


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