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

Lip/Cheek Stain

CoverGirl Outlast Lipstains and LashBlast Luxe Giveaway Winner

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Congrats to Carrie Kang, winner of Spoiled Pretty’s CoverGirl Outlast Lipstains and LashBlast Luxe Giveaway. She will receive all ten shades of CoverGirl Outlast Lipstains and three tubes of CoverGirl LashBlast Luxe Mascara (in black cabernet, black emerald, and black platinum).

Big thanks to CoverGirl for creating such perfect (and wallet-friendly) products, and for spoiling Carrie pretty!

CoverGirl Outlast Lipstains and LashBlast Luxe Giveaway!!!

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It’s no secret that I heart CoverGirl Outlast Lipstains. They are pure genius. Since I was afforded a sneak peek of the product back in December, I’ve worn the lipstains at least a few times a week. I top them off with a little clear gloss and it lasts for 6+ hours…so I’m looking pretty all day long without touchups (but it comes off easily with makeup remover).

lashblast luxe CoverGirl Outlast Lipstains and LashBlast Luxe Giveaway!!!If these were just any ole lip stains, my excitement would have waned by now. But these are not just any lipstains. They were created by the makeup master, Ms. Pat McGrath. No matter how many other lipsticks, balms and glosses make my aquaintence, I just can’t let go of these lipstains. They’re always top of mind and at the bottom of my makeup bag. You know the commercial/song that goes “I’d Like To Buy The World A Coke?” Well, that’s how I feel about CoverGirl Outlast Lipstains.

And because Valentine’s Day is only a few days away – I’m spreading the love ’round here, y’’all. One reader will win all ten shades of CoverGirl Outlast Lipstains. And I’m throwing in three tubes of CoverGirl LashBlast Luxe Mascara (in black cabernet, black emerald, and black platinum), for good measure. Just cuz I feel like it.

Do you feel like a winner this time?

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “CoverGirl Lipstain Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Wednesday, February 18th. One winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Thursday, February 19th, I’ll announce the winner’s name. Please, only one entry per person; duplicate entries will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.

Covergirl Outlast Lipstains – Now at CVS

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Yes, child…I was at CVS yesterday buying up a bunch of nonsense* so that I could use my “Get $5 off a purchase of $25″ ExtraCare Card coupon – and I spied CoverGirl Outlast Lipstains!!!

*To be honest, it wasn’t really nonsense. I picked up L’Oreal Skin Genesis Daily Moisturizer Oil Free Lotion (I recently ran out and almost had a conniption), travel sized tube of Crest with Scope (for a Christmas trip to Spokane, WA to see my in-laws) and Selsun Blue Moisturizing Formula (never wear black without the blue, baby).

Recessionista’s Fabuless Pick of the Week: CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain

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CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain Recessionistas Fabuless Pick of the Week: CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain
Remember how I told you that CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain wouldn’t be available until January 2009? Well, I lied. Not on purpose though…I’d never intentionally deceive you. You see, CoverGirl Outlast Lipstains will make their way to mass-market retail outlets nationwide starting next month, but Drugstore.com is giving you an early Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa present…cuz you can get your lips on them today!!!

I’ve had these babies in my possession for the past few weeks, and I’m enamored. Since I was afforded a sneak peek of the product, I have had them on my person at all times. I’ve worn at least one of the shades everyday since they arrived on my doorstep. I am an equal opportunity beauty addict and I give most anything a chance – so when I enter into a monogamous relationship with a product, it means a lot. CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…

The water-based colorants infuse into the top layer of lips, rather than coat the outside…so there’s no waxy, sticky residue. The formula contains conditioners (like glycerine and hyaluronic acid) to soften and smooth lips, and Outlast is one of the few stains that doesn’t contain alcohol, which can be drying. The felt tip allows for precise application, and the stain can be layered to achieve a sheer or more opaque look. Finally, it lasts for 6+ hours…so you’re looking pretty all day long without touchups (but it comes off easily with facial cleanser or makeup remover).

P&G Global Creative Design Director, Pat McGrath, created a palette of ten brilliant shades that deliver a flush of color to the lips: Berry Smooch, Bit of Blossom, Cinnamon Smile, Coy Coral, Everbloom Kiss, Flirty Nude, Plum Pout, Sassy Mauve, Teasing Blush, and Wild Berry Wink. “Over the last few seasons, lipstain has emerged as a key beauty trend on fashion runways,” says McGrath. “The CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain collection is one step ahead of the curve with its novel pen applicator and prestige color palette. It’s a great way to update your look and stay on top of the latest runway trends.”

My personal fave is Sassy Mauve. I wear it almost everyday for that snow bunny, me-but-cuter look. Top it with a clear gloss for a little kick, and you’re good to go. I like it so much, I probably should put a ring on it. First runner-up is Wild Berry Wink. On Saturday, I applied two coats followed by a few swipes of clear gloss – and I swore I was Rihanna in her latest video. I might need rehab, considering how addicted I’ve become to this sexy shade.

Buy these now, ladies. I swear you won’t be disappointed. They’re holy grail material. And at $7.50 a pop, they’re this recessionista’s fabuless pick of the week!

CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain Sneak Peek at bebe

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CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain will be available in ten virtually weightless shades at mass-market retail outlets nationwide beginning in January 2009 (suggested retail price is $7.29). But you can get a sneak peek this month, thanks to bebe.

Friday, December 12 through Sunday, December 14, bebe holiday shoppers will be treated to an exclusive preview of CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain, the beauty essential for 2009. The retail locations listed below will carry the preview of next season’s ‘it’ beauty product only for bebe customers, who will receive a gift-with-purchase (free with any purchase of $100 or more).

Participating locations:

Fifth Ave., New York
Columbus Circle, New York
One West 34th Street, New York
Roosevelt Field, Long Island/Staten Island
Beverly Center, Los Angeles
Rodeo Drive, Los Angeles
Santa Monica Promenade, Los Angeles
Sherman Oaks, LA Valley
Newport, Orange County LA
Arden Fair, Central California
Fashion Valley, San Diego
SF Centre, San Francisco
Oakbrook, Chicago
Oak Street, Chicago
Watertower, Chicago
Woodfield, Minnesota/Chicago
Lenox, Atlanta
Northpark, Dallas/Austin
Houston, Houston Metro
Forum Shops, Las Vegas
Fashion Show, Las Vegas
Venetian, Las Vegas
South Beach, Miami
Dadeland, Miami
Aventura, South Florida
Tampa Int’l, Central Florida
King of Prussia, Philadelphia
Tyson’s Corner, Virginia/DC/Baltimore
Ala Moana, Hawaii
Royal Hawaiian, Hawaii
Scottsdale, Arizona
Green Hills, Central Midwest
Garden State, Central New Jersey
Short Hills, Central New Jersey
Valley Fair, Easy Bay (San Francisco)
Stoneridge, East Bay (San Francisco)

Shoppers can also take advantage of the promotion online.

MAC Ungaro, Cremesheen and Holiday Swatches

Posted on by daneen in Eye Shadow, Holiday, Lip/Cheek Stain, Lipgloss, Lipstick | 1 Comment

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Passions of Red: Fascinating Ruby 6 Smokey Eyes

Posie Tint: Your Summertime Friend, With Benefit

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In the summertime, makeup slides off my face like it was made of Teflon. Which is why cheek/lip stain is a makeup bag must-have for me. But have you noticed how most stains fall into the fuchsia family? Fine for autumn and winter…but I’m not trying to look like a ski bunny in July.

Luckily, there’s Posie Tint, a warm weather-appropriate version of Benefit’s cult-favorite Benetint.

posiet+tint1 Posie Tint: Your Summertime Friend, With BenefitI’m not going to lie…at first glance, its shocking Pepto Bismol color might induce nausea, heartburn, and/or indigestion. But once you see the petal-pink perfection on your cheeks and lips, you’ll agree…Posie Tint is blooming genius!

Posie Tint is available at Sephora and benefitcosmetics.com.

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