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

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

Lashes

SPINLASH Giveaway!

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You spin me right round baby, right round,
Like a record baby, right round, round, round…

Since posting my review of SPINLASH, I have been inundated with comments and emails from you all. Does it really work? Is it worth the money? How fast does the brush actually spin? Should you be afraid of putting it near your eyes?

spinlash SPINLASH Giveaway!Instead of dedicating an entire post to answering your queries, I thought I would do something a bit more fun. And fabulous. How ’bout a SPINLASH giveaway?!?!

This week, we’re giving you the chance to win a SPINLASH of your very own. Five of you will get spoiled pretty with this genius gadget that separates, curls, coats, volumizes, and lengthens your lashes.

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name. The subject line should read “Spinlash Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight on Sunday, May 18th. Winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, May 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. & Canadian residents only.

Good luck!

Carissa’s Bridal Makeup Must-Haves: Day 3

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modlash Carissas Bridal Makeup Must Haves: Day 3
Carissa, writer and editor of Hooked On Beauty and professional makeup artist shares the following tip for your big day. This one is an “eye do”:

Carissa Carissas Bridal Makeup Must Haves: Day 3Andrea Modlash #53 is the one thing all my girls have in common. It seems to fit every eye shape and looks so natural even the grooms can’t tell.

To learn more about Carissa and her services, visit coloradoweddingmakeup.com.

PS – Don’t forget to enter the Ultimate Bridal Beauty Basket giveaway!

Lush Lower Lashes

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courteneycox Lush Lower Lashes
To lash out like the lovely Courteney Cox, InStyle.com recommends wiggling a waterproof, no-flake mascara wand along the roots of lower lashes, then tapping each lash while holding the wand vertically. Wait two minutes, then gently curl lashes with a Sephora Lower Lash Curler.

lashblast waterproof mascara 1 Lush Lower LashesWhich mascara to use? CoverGirl LashBlast, my hands-down new favorite mascara, is now available in a waterproof formula! Lash Blast supersizes and volumizes, with no clumps. I love how it makes me look like “that girl” – you know the one with the ridiculously fab lashes? Yeah, well…that’s me now.

Here’s another lower lash tip: Last month, I had an opportunity to learn some tricks of the trade from CoverGirl celebrity makeup artist, Molly R. Stern. She said that if you wear a slightly lighter shade of mascara on your lower lashes than on your upper lashes (i.e. – very black on top, black on bottom), your wide-eyed look will look more natural. And at $8 a pop, you can afford to splurge and buy two tubes.

Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara is available at your local drugstore.

Shu Uemura Spring 2008: Rebirth

Posted on by daneen in Blush, Eye Liner, Eye Shadow, Lashes, Lipstick, Mascara, Nail Polish | 1 Comment

rebirth Shu Uemura Spring 2008: Rebirth
This Spring, shu uemura introduces their 126th collection, aptly named REBIRTH, in which Mr. Uemura tells a story about nature blooming in spring.

REBIRTH embraces the energy of the season, and translates these elements through vibrant colors. The collection features an abstract image of a flower blooming, drawn by Mr. Uemura himself. This collection is very special, as it was his last before passing away in December.

The REBIRTH collection includes the following limited-edition products:

*Tri-Color Eye Pencil in Aqua Flow and Energy Flow
*Pressed Eye Shadow in Spring Breeze, Earth Brown, Sun Stream, Yellow Elation, and Pristine Green
*Rouge Unlimited in Dewy Beige, Pink Bloom, and Serene Pink
*Glow On in Harmonious Orange and Tranquil Pink
*Nail Enamel in Gold Zest and Innocent Beige

breeze Shu Uemura Spring 2008: RebirthAs a tribute to this collection and Mr. Uemura’s work, shu uemura Principle Makeup Artists Jason Hoffman and Misumi Kitano created three very special looks.

Rita Brown, shu uemura Principle Makeup Artist, created this look (left), entitled BREEZE, exclusively for Spoiled Pretty readers!

Face
Matte skin
Subtle highlight around the eye area

Eye
Rocket Eye Pencil in Aqua Flow – use grey pencil from lashline to mid-crease and under the eye
Pressed Eye Shadow in Spring Breeze – layer on top of pencil and blend up into the crease and under the eye
Pressed Eye Shadow in ME Beige 800 – inner corner of the eye
Liquid Eyeliner in Black – very tight line on the top and bottom
Precise Volume Mascara in Black – top and bottom
False Eyelashes Luxe in Black – top and bottom

Cheeks
Glow On Tranquil Pink – apply to cheekbone

Lip
Rouge Unlimited Pink Bloom – apply on top and bottom of lip

I’ll be testing the products soon, so check back for my review. To shop shu uemura, visit shuuemura.com.

Faking It

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It’s the weekend before Halloween, which means that many of you will be attending a costume party in the next few days. So whether you decide to dress up as a sexy fill-in-the-blank, or choose to go as a sexier version of yourself – your best accessory is a pair of killer lashes!

The November issue of In Style explains how to choose the right fake lashes:

ardell Faking It
If you want a subtle effect, wear short lashes, which you can buy or customize by trimming a standard pair. Or opt for a small cluster (three hairs) and apply it only to the outside corner or center of the eye. Ardell DuraLash Naturals Individual Lashes are weightless, permanently curled, waterproof and comfortable.

 Faking It
For a bit of drama, try a medium-length strip made of synthetic material. “It will keep its shape and last longer,” says makeup pro Kristofer Buckle. MAC’s 34 Lash features a long, winged-corner edge.

 Faking It
To go all out, try mink, fox-fur, colorful and rhinestone sprinkled versions. Lash out with Lash Freak Lashes by Hard Candy.

Whichever you choose, you’ll be sure to knock ‘em dead!

Below, MAC Pro makeup artist Chantel Miller shows how to apply fake eyelashes. Visit Ford Models TV for more great how-to videos.

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