Get Catty With Wildfox Catfarer Sunglasses


I've been searching for some cat eye sunnies for forever. On a whim, I bought these Wildfox Catfarer Sunglasses from Shopbop - hoping that they wouldn't look too cartoonish. Even though I was afraid they'd be too large, I'm digging the oversized frames. They make a statement without overwhelming my face. And the cat eye shape is subtle, so it's not CONTINUE READING

Peep My Polish: Revlon Top Speed Nail Enamel in Superstitious


Now that I have two kids - and the youngest being 6 weeks old - I needed to get better acquainted with quick-dry nail polish options. I hardly have time to do anything, let alone a DIY - so I needed to find some lacquers that fit my new lifestyle. Yesterday, while going my grocery shopping, I picked up Revlon CONTINUE READING

Tatcha, I'm 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 CONTINUE READING

Shopbop Sale: Take Extra 25% Off


  Take an extra 25% off select sale items at Shopbop.com until Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 11:59 PST. Enter code 25EXTRA at checkout. You're CONTINUE READING

StriVectin Tightening Face Serum Giveaway


Roll back the years with the NEW StriVectin “Roll Back the Years” Firming Collection - a trio of formulas that help to improve skin’s appearance. This three-piece set, which includes the StriVectin-TL Face Serum, the StriVectin-TL Body Cream and the new QVC exclusive StriVectin-TL Neck Serum Roller, helps skin appear firmer and softer on the face, body and neck. . The StriVectin CONTINUE READING

Bath & Body Works Cooling Gel Lotion Needs A New Name


A few weeks ago, I paid a visit to my local Bath & Body Works store. I was on the hunt for a tropical-smelling body wash that wouldn't break the bank, and B&BW seemed like a good place to search. When I entered the store, I was greeted my a really nice saleswoman who asked me what I was CONTINUE READING

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Back From My Trip To Macy’s – Allow Me To Vent

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fitting+room Back From My Trip To Macys   Allow Me To Vent
So I’m at Macy’s, trying to get some separates for work and for Fashion Week, which is creeping up on my at an alarming speed. Anyway, I’ve got an armful of stylish possibilities and I’m in a good mood because there’s an awesome sale going down – and just as I walk into the fitting room, I hear a shriek behind me. “Ma’am…ma’am. Excuse me, ma’am…wait! How many items do you have there?!?!?”

I turn around to face the bane of my existence – the fitting room police. I told her I had seven pieces. Then she told me that Macy’s only allows six garments in the room, at a time. She further explained that I had to leave one garment on the rack outside of the changing rooms and that I must hang up everything after I was finished and place them on the aforementioned rack before exiting the fitting room.

Now, I realize that this is store protocol – but way to put me through the ringer, lady, when I only had one extra garment. And while I’m on the topic, I’m gonna tell you how I really feel…

I HATE THE FITTING ROOMS AT MACYS!!!

I’m sure that there are some very nice people who monitor the dressing rooms at Macy’s – but, unfortunately for me, the dressing room patrol at my local Macy’s stores are the evilest people ever. Everytime I’ve got an armful of clothes, they’re hawk-eyeing me…just waiting for me to make a break for the fitting room, so that they can unload their attitude on me.

And even when I only have a few pieces in my hands, once I get near the dressing room, I’m stopped and given a hard time. It’s gotten so bad and I’ve become so annoyed that I usually wait until the coast is clear and all salespeople are out of sight before making a beeline for the fitting room (while the Mission Impossible song runs through my head). But 75% of the time, I’m apprehended…and harrassed about hanging up my clothes when I’m done.

bridge troll Back From My Trip To Macys   Allow Me To VentInstead of biting my tongue and smiling/nodding in agreement, one of these days I’m going to respond with something like this: “Mama Spoiled Pretty raised me right. I hang up my clothes and place them on the rack, without being asked. Not because you’re pestering me about it, but because I have manners. So remember my face and stop going all bridge troll on me everytime I’m in here. Thank you.”

I mean, dang. I only shop at two Macy’s. And the petites department is the size of a shoe box. You’d think they’d know me by now.

Is it so wrong to want to be left alone? I’ve got money to spend in your store and all I’m asking is to be allowed to enjoy the shopping experience without having some saleslady go all apesh*t on me.

So for all of you heffas who are trashing the fitting rooms like you’re some sorta rock star – and ruining the fun for the rest of us…well, quit it. Learn some manners, or I’m going to send Mama Spoiled Pretty after you.

The only thing I don’t hate about the Macy’s dressing room is the price checker thingy by the fitting room door. I actually love that. I love learning how much money I’m gonna save, without having to do math. Yay, price checker things!

My Obamicon

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spoiled+pretty+obamicon My Obamicon
How cool is this? Click here to upload a photo and create your own Obamicon.

Happy MLK Day!

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mlk+obama Happy MLK Day!
It’s a beautiful day, my pretties. It’s the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. So I wish each and every one of you a happy MLK Day!

And it’s about to get even prettier tomorrow, as Barack Obama is sworn in as the 44th President of the United States.

I am so proud to be an American.

Listen Up, My Little Chocoholics…

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Listen up, my little chocoholics…

espressoTruffle Listen Up, My Little Chocoholics...New to Starbucks’ beverage lineup: the Espresso Truffle Latte. They’ve combined Starbucks espresso with the premium European-style cocoa blend used in their Signature Hot Chocolate and steamed milk, and topped it with whipped cream and a touch of chocolate powder.

It’s like your taste buds died and went to cocoa-covered heaven!

And if you’re one of those folks who lives at Starbucks (are you made of money?), here’s a tasty tidbit for ya…get the new Starbucks Gold Card – and for an annual membership fee of $25, you’ll enjoy the following perks:

* 10% off most purchases in participating U.S. Starbucks stores
* A free drink when you purchase your membership in-store
* A free beverage on your birthday
* Exclusive offers and discounts throughout the year
* Free Wi-Fi access (for up to 2 hours) each day in participatingStarbucks stores

I’m Baaaaaaack

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hospital Im Baaaaaaack
Hi, everyone. Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I’ve been in the hospital, without access to a computer. It’s been killing me to be out of touch.

Anyway, thanks to the wonderful doctors and nurses at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, I’m doing better and back at home resting.

So let’s get this show on the road, shall we?

Apparently, Spoiled Pretty is a Snoozefest

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laptop+yawn Apparently, Spoiled Pretty is a Snoozefest
Here’s a comment that I recently received:

Lately it seems as if you’re not as versatile as you used to be. All I see on your blog nowadays is news about Kim Kardashian and what she’s wearing etc. I could easily just visit her blog if I wanted to know every update of her beauty life. It’s getting boring.

Here’s my response:

Sorry if you feel that this site is ‘getting boring.’ Many of Spoiled Pretty’s readers are interested in what Kim is wearing, what she’s doing, and what makeup she’s currently using. Obviously, this site can’t be all things to all people…but many visitors enjoy my Kim K posts because it’s an extra step to visit her blog and weed through all of her posts to get the beauty/style news they want. Also, you might notice that (unlike Kim’s actual blog), Spoiled Pretty provides links to her favorite products…which eliminates the need to perform Google searches and Internet sleuthing. Many readers appreciate that they can just click a link and be transported to the retailer’s website.

Here at Spoiled Pretty, it’s just me. I don’t have a staff and I don’t have an intern. I have a full time job (40+ hours per week), a family and a life. And still I find time to post every day – and often, several times a day. I report beauty news like it’s my J-O-B, even though it’s just my H-O-B-B-Y. So I apologize if it appears that I’m slacking off and not bringing my A-game 24/7. But, to be honest – if this site is getting to be a snoozefest, then there are plenty of other beauty blogs on the Interweb you can hit up instead. I encourage you to go out there and find one that will keep you sufficiently entertained. And while I normally do appreciate feedback, I think you will agree that your comment borders on spiteful criticism.

The Rachel Zoe Project: Shut it Down, Tay

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Rachel Zoe 1 106 Scrapbook 21 The Rachel Zoe Project: Shut it Down, Tay
In tonight’s eppy of The Rachel Zoe Project, It’s Oscar time…and Rachel’s right hand, Taylor, gives Rach an ultimatum. She wants her boss to choose between her and Rachel’s other assistant. “It’s Brad or I. Brad or I,” she says.

Rachel Zoe 1 106 Scrapbook 20 The Rachel Zoe Project: Shut it Down, TayTay, darling…I hate to channel my inner 6th grade English teacher. But it’s ‘Brad or me. Brad or me.’

Your grammar is bananas, Tay. I die.

Anyone else watch the show?

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