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Giveaway: Whitmor 5 Tier Acrylic Cosmetic Organizer

Whitmor 5 Tier Acrylic Cosmetic Organizer kardashian style 2 931x1024 Giveaway: Whitmor 5 Tier Acrylic Cosmetic Organizer

Say what you want about the Kardashian sisters. Love them or hate them, you cannot deny that their makeup organization is on point. Kim, Kourtney and Khloe all own clear, acrylic cosmetic organizers – which have been featured on Keeping Up With the Kardashians several times over the years. Whenever the girls are getting glammed up, look in the background and you’re bound to spy their organizer cube.  (more…)

Back to School: 5 Must-Haves for Daycare and PreSchool

pottery barn kids back to school Back to School: 5 Must Haves for Daycare and PreSchoolWe now interrupt your regularly scheduled beauty programming to bring you an important public service announcement for parents. If you have small children who will soon start daycare or preschool, the following is required reading.

Arwen Grace, my chipmunk-cheeked 10 week old baby, started daycare this week. While it was difficult to return to work and leave my little munchkin in the care of others, I have to admit that it was easier the second time around. With my son, Westley, I felt incredibly guilty – like I was abandoning him. And on top of that, I didn’t know what essentials and “gear” he needed for his days at daycare. This time, I’m informed and prepared. So here’s your chance to take advantage of my expertise.

For baby, you’ll obviously need diapers, wipes, ointment and bottles, but these five must have items are the real lifesavers:  (more…)

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Lacquer in Suspiria

obsessive compulsive cosmetics suspiria nail polish Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Lacquer in SuspiriaI think I have a new favorite nail polish. I’d never tried Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Lacquer before, so I requested a few shades for review. I cannot believe what I’ve been missing! Their polishes are absolutely beautiful. The coverage is opaque and even – and the shades are unique and eye catching. When I look for a new nail polish, I’m always looking for colors I’ve never seen before – and their collection is just that.   (more…)

White On: Supersmile Super-size 4 Piece Whitening System

Supersmile Super size 4 Piece Whitening System with Rinse Rods White On: Supersmile Super size 4 Piece Whitening System

As the mom of a newborn and a 4-year-old, I live on coffee. Seriously, Starbucks is the only reason I’m conscious enough to type this. But you’d never guess how much coffee I consume to look at my smile. That’s because I discovered a truly amazing teeth whitening system.

I’m on maternity leave and I spend quite a bit of time with QVC on the TV. I get absolutely mesmerized by the demonstrations. Anyway, one day, I watched the Supersmile Super-size 4 Piece Whitening System with Rinse & Rods demo – and I was intrigued. They were showing some unreal before and after photos – and I decided I needed to see what this kit could do for my stained smile.   (more…)

Because Shaving is the Pits: DERMAdoctor Gorilla Warfare Antiperspirant Giveaway!

dermadoctor gorilla warfare hair minimizing antiperspirant Because Shaving is the Pits: DERMAdoctor Gorilla Warfare Antiperspirant Giveaway!My hair grows like a weed. Unfortunately, the hair of which I speak is not on my head. My legs and underarms give my razor a workout. If I shave in the morning, by afternoon, I’ve got stubble. And forget about skipping days…unless I want to look like Sasquatch. Getting rid of the hair is not only expensive (I go through a lot of razors) – it’s also tedious and annoying. There are many days that I make certain clothing choices so I don’t have to go through the trouble of shaving.

So when I heard that one of my favorite skincare brands, DERMAdoctor, has a hair-minimizing antiperspirant, I emailed them with a quickness to ask for a sample I could review for Spoiled Pretty.

Here’s how DERMAdoctor describes Gorilla Warfare:

No need to go ape over jungle-like hair growth and rain forest-level wetness. Stop monkeying around with the ordinary and make peace with two decidedly indelicate concerns with a solution uniquely camouflaged as a daily antiperspirant. It contains fourteen highly evolved botanicals that help turn underarm hair into an endangered species. (more…)

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: BlowPro Perfect Shower Cap

blow pefect shower cap Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: BlowPro Perfect Shower Cap

The shower and my chemically-straightened hair are frenemies. Every seventh day when I wash my hair, they get along great in a shampoo Shangri-la. But the rest of the week, I employ a shower cap to keep the steam from undoing the silky straightness. I have been wearing shower caps since I was a child, and I’ve tried them all. And no matter how much they cost – from the flimsy free ones you swipe from a hotel to the more expensive caps – they’ve always let me down. They inadvertently allow moisture in. Or the elastic band loosens, allowing strands of hair to escape the shower cap and get all soaked up. Don’t you just HATE that?

After decades of the shower (and sub par shower caps) putting a damper on my do, I didn’t think it was possible to make it an entire week without steam wrecking my blow dry/flat iron handiwork. That is, until I discovered The Perfect Shower Cap from BlowPro four years ago. Seriously, the name does not exaggerate. (more…)

Miss Oops is On Sale at HauteLook

miss oops Miss Oops is On Sale at HauteLook

I love Miss Oops fashion fixers and have been using them for years. If you wear clothes, you NEED to get acquainted with Miss Oops. All of those things that can and do go wrong with your wardrobe can be fixed by Miss Oops problem-solving products.

Shirt revealing too much cleavage? Accidentally get a deodorant stain on your top? Are your headlights showing? Got plumber’s crack? Whatever the issue, Miss Oops has what you need to prevent a fashion faux pas.

Miss Oops products are affordable and worth every penny. But every now and again, HauteLook has Miss Oops items on sale for 40-50% off…and that’s when I stock up. There’s a sale happening now and here’s a peek at the selection… (more…)

Tatcha, I’m So Glad I Gotcha

tatcha ad Tatcha, Im So Glad I Gotcha

I’m home on maternity leave, so I spend an inordinate amount of time nursing my daughter, burping her and changing her diapers – all the while, watching hours of QVC. I don’t know what it is, but I am mesmerized by QVC demonstrations. If I’m channel surfing and I happen to land on QVC, it’s damn near impossible for me to change the station.

Anyway, a few weeks ago, I caught a demonstration from a beauty brand I’d never heard of: Tatcha. Victoria Tsai, the brand’s creator, was talking about the inspiration behind the brand (ancient Geisha skincare traditions) and demonstrating some skincare products - and she had my undivided attention. And I’m not easily impressed. I was this close to ordering, but I’m sleep-deprived and ended up passing out before I got a chance to order. The next week, I was so preoccupied that I forgot about Tatcha – until they sent me an email. They offered to send me some products to sample. And after using them for the past few weeks, I am ADDICTED. No…seriously. I now have a legitimate Tatcha habit.  (more…)

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