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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

Laura Mercier Master Class: Makeup Bag Must-Haves in Your 30s


Every month, my girlfriends from college and I get together for dinner in the Philadelphia area. We started this tradition about two years ago, and - of course - we have a great time catching up and reminiscing!  Most of them are product-obsessed (like me), and most have been through some sort of make-up introductory when we became "of age" to wear it.  Now CONTINUE READING

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2014: 20 Can't Miss Beauty Exclusives!


The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is in full swing. July 18th through August 3rd, shoppers nationwide will participate in what has been an annual ritual since the 1960’s. Vacation days are planned around it, lines form in anticipation of it – and it’s not only for the pre-season savings on fall fashion and accessories. During the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, the Cosmetics department provides their devoted beauty customers the opportunity to scoop up unique limited-edition items from CONTINUE READING

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Don’t Forget About The Nordstrom Anniversary Beauty Exclusives Event

Posted on by daneen in Concealer, Discounts, Event, Highlighter, Lashes, Makeup Remover, Mascara, Sale | Leave a comment
ysl+All+For+Eyes+set Dont Forget About The Nordstrom Anniversary Beauty Exclusives Event
The Nordstrom Anniversary Beauty Exclusives Event doesn’t officially kick off until July 17th, but you can get a head start on your shopping now. Beat the crowds and pre-order now so you won’t miss out on the limited-edition sets and beauty bargains available only at Nordstrom during this decades-old annual ritual.

I recently got my hands on a sneak preview of Yves Saint Laurent ‘All Fore Eyes’ Set, one of this year’s exclusive offerings.

All For Eyes includes a full-size Touché Éclat Radiant Touch No. 1 Luminous Radiance, a travel-size Instant Eye Makeup Remover, and a full-size Volume Effet Faux Cils Luxurious Mascara No. 1 in Black – which is responsible for the impossibly lush lashes I’ve been sporting as of late (True Blood-sucker Jessica, eat your heart out!)

true+blood+vampire+jessica+2 Dont Forget About The Nordstrom Anniversary Beauty Exclusives Event

Latisse Might Turn Your Blue Eyes Brown

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brooke+shields+latisse Latisse Might Turn Your Blue Eyes Brown

If you watch Bravo as much as I do (shout out to Real Housewives of New Jersey and Top Chef), you’ve likely seen an advertisement for Latisse, a “prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker.”

brooke+shields+latisse+lashes Latisse Might Turn Your Blue Eyes Brown

The commercial had me at hello, with images of spokesperson Brooke Shields flittering around a party, showing off enviably long lashes. But Latisse lost me with its laundry list of side effects, which includes: an itching sensation in the eyes, eye redness, eye irritation, dryness of the eyes, redness of the eyelids, eyelid darkening, and increased brown iris pigmentation (which is likely permanent).

Say what?

Speaking of permanent, the results achieved with Latisse are not. If you stop using the product, your eyelashes are expected to return to their previous appearance over several weeks to months.

With so many amazing mascaras and false lashes on the market, I just don’t understand paying $120 for a one-month supply and taking the risks associated with Latisse. I’m a beauty buff, but this is one product I will not be trying.

My friend Erika over at Makeup Bag is braver than me. Click here for her unbiased review.

Rumor Has It Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Mascara Slays Diorshow

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giorgio+armani+eyes+to+kill+mascara Rumor Has It Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Mascara Slays DiorshowI absolutely NEED to get my hands on this mascara. Stat.

I’ve heard rumors that Giorgio Armani’s latest lash lengthener beats Diorshow. And Makeupalley reviewers gave it a 5 out of 5 rating, all of them saying they’d repurchase!

Eyes to Kill Mascara dresses the eye with powerful, plush, voluminous lashes. Fine, fluid Microfil technology creates intensely captivating lash texture. Micro-waxes combined with a “fineness agent” allow for smooth and easy application, revealing weightless volume.

Eyes to Kill is available in four shades (steel black, brown copper, gun metal gray, rouge iron) and retails for $28.

Pick it up at Nordstrom.com.

Maybe She’s Born With It…Maybe It’s Smashbox Lash DNA Mascara

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smashbox+lash+dna+mascara Maybe Shes Born With It...Maybe Its Smashbox Lash DNA Mascara
The last time I reviewed a mascara was like four fortnights ago. The reason being that I haven’t been all that impressed with the lash lengtheners coming across my proverbial desk. But Smashbox recently busted me outta my boredom, and has me all bright eyed and bushy-lashed over its new mascara offering.

Lash DNA Mascara ($19) darkens, fattens and lengthens without clumps. The hella cool ‘double helix’ wand creates a doe eyed effect that looks, surprisingly, natural. I suppose that’s why they call it Lash DNA; it truly makes you look like you’ve won the genetic (lash) lottery.

Available at Sephora and smashbox.com.

Spoiled Pretty Street Style: Dayna In Philadelphia

Posted on by daneen in Blush, Bronzer, Celebrities, Cleanser, Fashion, Handbags, Jewelry, Lashes, Lipgloss, Mascara, Philadelphia, Shoes | Leave a comment

 Spoiled Pretty Street Style: Dayna In PhiladelphiaBecause I know how much you love themed posts, like Recessionista’s Fabuless Pick of the Week and my celebrity articles, I’m adding another one to the roster…

Welcome to Spoiled Pretty Street Style – a new column that shines a spotlight on fashion and beauty trends, and how they’re being interpreted in your neck of the woods.

For the inaugural post, I’m spotlighting Dayna, an impossibly chic Philadelphia lawyer.

In the photo, Dayna is rocking: a Black Halo dress, J. Crew cardigan, Marc Jacobs sunglasses, Heidi Klum earrings, Lagos ring, David Yurman and Charriol bracelets, Louis Vuitton handbag, and Boutique 9 sandals.

SP: What are your top five beauty products for summer?
Dayna: Darphin Cleansing Foam Gel, NARS Bronzing Powder, NARS Blush in Orgasm, Diorshow Black Out Mascara, and Chanel Aqualumiere Lip Gloss in #72 (Bubble Plum)

SP: Are there any celebrities whose style you admire?
Dayna: Rachel Bilson, Kate Bosworth, Lauren Conrad, Diane Kruger, and Nicole Richie

SP: What items are you currently coveting?
Dayna: Burberry trench coat and Gucci sandals. Oh, and a Chloe Paddington bag. I just don’t think I should be living without it.

SP: What is your #1 beauty tip?
Dayna: Use a heated eyelash curler. They make a travel one at Sephora. It’s amazing.

Want to be featured in Street Style? Take a photo of yourself or someone you know, stylin‘ and profilin‘…with a breakdown of the fashion and beauty products pictured. Then send it to my inbox. If you’re chosen, I’ll feature the look on Spoiled Pretty – and I’ll send you a beauty goodie for your troubles!

Lancôme Oscillation Powerbooster Lash Primer

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lancome+oscillation+powerbooster Lancôme Oscillation Powerbooster Lash Primer


lancome+oscillation+powerbooster+lash+primer Lancôme Oscillation Powerbooster Lash Primer
There’s a new addition to the Lancôme Oscillation family. Oscillation Powerbooster is “the first vibrating power primer to boost the appearance of natural lash growth. The vibrating power primer enhances lash thickness, density and appearance of length so that naturally occurring lash growth is more visible/noticeable.”

To use, apply Oscillation Powerbooster “to prepare and improve the lash surface, followed by your favorite mascara to maximize your makeup result.” Sounds promising, and I appreciate that Lancôme encourages you pair Powerbooster with your fave mascara – not just Oscillation.

But for a truly wide-eyed look, all you need to do is peep Powerbooster’s hefty price tag: $39. Ouch!

Lancôme Oscillation Powerbooster is a Nordstrom exclusive.

Free Eyelash Curler at Tarte.com

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tarte+eyelash+curler Free Eyelash Curler at Tarte.com

Score a free eyelash curler when you purchase any of the mascaras pictured above. Enter code CURLER at checkout at tarte.com. Offer ends March 31st.

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