This holiday beauty gift pick is for that follicularly challenged chick in your life. We all have that relative or friend whose hair is so dry, damaged or downright ratnesty that we’re compelled to help. So this holiday season, instead of hooking her up with a cute hat, buy her the Best Tressed Hair Set from Carol’s Daughter.
Like the right pair of shoes, a hairdo can make or break your outfit. Starting off with gently-cleansing Rosemary Mint Shampoo with Sea Moss for dry hair is a wise choice. Layer in moisture with Black Vanilla Leave-in Conditioner. Hair Milk, a light solution for brittle hair, adds luster with the help of lemongrass and ylang-ylang. The essential oils of sage and rosemary in Lisa’s Hair Elixir help combat dry hair and scalp while peppermint gives a refreshing tingle. Mimosa Hair Honey, an herbal-infused pomade, improves manageability and tames fly-aways so that the only thing catching anyone’s eye is your gorgeous hair!
I just tried Carol’s Daughter hair products tonight, for the first time. And let me tell you…they are just as awesome as everything you’ve heard. I’m extremely embarrassed to be so tardy for the Carol’s Daughter hair party; so I’m not just jumping on the bandwagon – I’m getting behind the wheel, y’all. After using the products in the Best Tressed Hair Set, my mane (which is usually the black hole of moisture and shine) is soft, shiny, wonderfully fragranced and feels so darn healthy that I’m in a state of shock.
What’s even more amazing is the fact that these products are all natural – free of the harsh chemicals that jacked up your hair in the first place. “I wanted lots of moisture and no synthetic preservatives,” says creator Lisa Price. “If I couldn’t pronounce the ingredient, it wasn’t going into the pot.”
Even if you already own every single one of Urban Decay’s cult classic 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils (like me), I insist that you purchase their new 24/7 Super Stash. Why? Well, if you’re addicted to these eye pencils like I am, you won’t be able to live one more day without the four NEW shades included in this set.
24/7 Super Stash includes nine mini-sized 24/7 Eye Pencils:
Zero (black) Oil Slick* (black sparkle) Corrupt* (brown sparkle) Eldorado* (a new gold) Graffiti (bright medium green with silver sparkle) Binge* (navy) Ransom (bright iridescent purple) Rockstar (darkest eggplant) Stash (dark green/gold)
The Oil Slick pencil, alone, is worth the price of admission. I’ve been rocking it every single day since I got this kit.
Urban Decay wasn’t lying when they said, “Any UD junkie will pee their pants at the sight of this amazing set.”
Last week, I posted this amazing video – demonstrating the staying power of Stila Smudge Pots. I received such an overwhelming response to the video, I decided to partner with Stila for a giveaway – so that you can experience, firsthand, why I’m so enamored with this product.
This week, I’m giving three lucky ladies the chance to win a pair of Stila Smudge Pots (in Black and Bronze)!!!
To enter the giveaway, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Stila Smudge Pots Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, October 18th. Three winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, October 19th, 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. residents.
Yesterday, I visited my local Bath & Body Works store to replenish my Japanese Cherry Blossom Creamy Body Wash stock…and I almost started twitching. Not only was it nowhere to be found, there were no Creamy Body Washes to speak of.
I made a beeline for a helpful saleswoman, who calmed me down and assured me that they would be back on shelves soon.
Totally jonesing for my my beloved body wash and unsatisfied with the vague timeline given for its re-release, I emailed my contact at the company. She informed me that they are being reformulated with a triple moisture complex moisturizes skin all day and also shows visible improvement in skin’s radiance and feel. While the old stock is still available on bathandbodyworks.com, the new batch will hit stores around October 15th.
Thank heavens for small miracles. You’re welcome, fellow Creamy Body Wash fiends.
Congrats to Suriyati Barnes and Faith Perfecto, winners of the DERMAdoctor giveaway. These ladies have won the best body scrub ever, DERMAdoctor’s KP Duty Body Scrub. This amazing exfoliator acts as a chemical peel and microdermabrasion session in one – leaving skin resurfaced, retexturized, soft, smooth and radiant. I am 100% confident that Suriyati and Faith will love it as much as I do!
Many thanks to DERMAdoctor for spoiling these readers pretty. Stay tuned for your next chance to win. The contest I have cooked up for later this week is hot like fiya!
This past weekend, Mr. Spoiled Pretty and I attended our friends’ wedding. Though my Audrey Hepburn-inspired cocktail dress was darling and my coiff was looking uncharacteristically on point, it was my Bambi lashes that elicited the most compliments from my better half.
“Your eyelashes look amazing,” he said, at least three times during the night. At first, I was a little skeptical. I mean, when was the last time you got a compliment on your lashes from a guy who didn’t idolize Cher and sweat glitter (to steal a phrase from my gal, Amber)?
At first, I thought Graham’s flattery might have been the result of the Glenlivet he was sipping at the reception. But when I stopped in the ladies loo and spied myself in the mirror, I realized that the compliments were well-deserved.
What was my secret? I’ll tell you. Swipe on Lancome’s Oscillation Powerbooster lash primer, from root to tip. And while it’s still wet, paint on a coat of LancomeHypnose Drama Instant Full Body Volume Mascara. Hypnose Drama’s s-shaped brush paints on inky goodness, resulting in fanned out, eye-popping, full body fringe. The formula is on the thin side, which means that it won’t dry out, or worse – leave your lashes a clumped up mess. I adore how the applicator grasps even my stumpiest, non-existent baby lashes and transforms them into their best selves.
Hypnose Drama is, by far, the best mascara on the market right now and it is absolutely worth every penny of its $24.50 price tag. But if you want to up the proverbial ante and elicit stares and compliments galore, you’ll dig deeper into your wallet and buck up for the primer too.
LancomePowerbooster and Hypnose Drama Instant Full Body Volume Mascara are available at Sephora.
Remember the DERMAdoctor KP Duty Body Scrub I told you I can’t live without? Well, I don’t want you to exist without it either. Which is why I am partnering with DERMAdoctor for a giveaway! We’re hooking up two lucky winners with the BEST SCRUB EVA!
Up for grabs are two 16 oz tubs of this amazing body exfoliator. It acts as a chemical peel and microdermabrasion session in one – leaving skin resurfaced, retexturized, soft, smooth and radiant.
To enter the giveaway, send an email to email@example.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “DERMAdoctor Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, August 30th. Two winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, August 31st, 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. residents.