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

Dermadoctor Physical Chemistry


One of my all-time favorite products is Dermadoctor KP Duty, a dual action body exfoliator that combines the benefits of a chemical peel and microdermabrasion. It was developed to treat chicken skin - those little red bumps that many people get on their upper arms. But, for years, I've been using it to exfoliate my legs pre-shave.  There's really no body exfoliator CONTINUE READING

Lipgloss

Win 1 of 50 Napoleon Perdis Kiss Miss Holiday Packs

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napoleon+perdis Win 1 of 50 Napoleon Perdis Kiss Miss Holiday PacksNapoleon Perdis and inStyle.com have teamed up togiveaway 50 Kiss Miss Holiday Packs. Yes, I realize that the holidays are behind us, but who cares about technicalities when there’s free makeup involved?

Five purse-size Lip Lacquers for supernatural shine. These fiery little bombshells, in five arresting colors, can take a look from demure librarian to screen seductress with a single application. They drench your lips in super-staying sparkle, and condition them with a superior blend of Avocado, Jojoba, Chamomile and Hazelnut Oils. Gift Pack contains five delicious shades: Tropic Lust, Lolita Lane, Bitten Rouge, Love Shine, Pink Lemonade.

Click here to enter.

New From MAC: Brunette Blonde Redhead

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To each their own.

MAC+Brunette+Blonde+Redhead+2 New From MAC: Brunette Blonde RedheadThree dramatically different personalities, three perfectly personalized palettes. Eyes, cheeks, lips, formulated to be coiffure-complementary. Bombshell or bookworm, no matter. Color-coordination this comprehensive makes it work! Designed to play-up the most potent and powerful accessory a girl has: her hair. The complete opposite of contrivance – this is simplicity itself.

So basic it’s brilliant!

Lipstick
Marquise D’: Sandy cream peach (Redhead)
Blow Dry: Pink coral (Redhead)
B-Babe: Rich pink (Blonde)
All’s Fair: Light purple pink (Blonde)
Chignon: Red plum (Brunette)
What A Do!: Neutral pink coral (Brunette)

Lipglass
Live and Dye: Cool pink (Redhead)
Red Devil: Coral orange (Redhead)
Strawberry Blonde: Deep pink red (Blonde)
Peroxide: White pink (Blonde)
Quick Tease: Red purple (Brunette)
Soft Wave: Tan bronze (Brunette)

Eye Shadow
Flip: Bronze gold (Redhead)
French Cuff: Burgundy purple (Redhead)
100 Strokes: Ice pink (Redhead)
Pincurl: Dusty white (Blonde)
Knight: Dark grey (Blonde)
Top Knot: Deep black purple (Blonde)
Deep Shade: Dusty blue (Brunette)
Henna: Dark gold (Brunette)
Femme-fi: Frosty golden cream (Brunette)

Mineralize Skinfinish
Redhead: Gold to salmon pink degrade (Redhead)
Blonde: Soft pink to rose degrade (Blonde)
Brunette: Soft coral to copper bronze degrade (Brunette)

Brushes
165 Tapered cheek/highlight ($34.00)
214 Short shader ($23.00)
226 Small tapered blending ($24.50)

Eye Kohl
Teddy: Dark-eyed bronze (Redhead)
Phone Number: Smudgy charcoal (Blonde)
Smolder: Intense black (Brunette)

Brow Set
Girl Boy: Fawned-over blondette (Redhead)
Clear: Color-free (Blonde)
Show Off: Full bodied brown (Brunette)

Availability: North America on January 9th, 2009 at all MAC locations, 1.800.588.0070, and maccosmetics.com. International locations – February 2009.

Purse Your Lips: Tarte Giveaway!

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tarte+purse+your+lips Purse Your Lips: Tarte Giveaway!
It’s a new year, which means a new you.

Do you know what makes me feel all shiny and new? Lipgloss and a cute bag, that’s what. So to kick off 2009 right, Spoiled Pretty is partnering with Tarte for a get-gorgeous giveaway.

One lucky winner will receive Tarte’s Purse Your Lips, a clutch packed with nine deluxe lipglosses in brand new, limited edition shades infused with Tarte’s proprietary t5 super fruit complex™ (loaded with antioxidant rich nutrients and vitamins known to deliver anti-aging and skin-restorative benefits).

 Purse Your Lips: Tarte Giveaway!

 Purse Your Lips: Tarte Giveaway!

Gloss shades include
:
Shimmering near nude
Shimmering nude-peach
Gold-tinged plum
Shimmering brown sugar
Shimmering deep mauve
Shimmering deep cranberry
Sheer crimson
Sheer pink-nectar
Shimmering bubblegum pink

Purse Your Lips is $39, but the retail value is a whopping $106! Don’t you wanna win this prize?

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Tarte Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Friday, January 9th. One winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Saturday, January 10th, 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.

Good luck!

Bobbi Brown’s Bright Idea

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bobbi+brown+brights+palette Bobbi Browns Bright Idea
This January, Bobbi Brown is excited to introduce the Bobbi Brights Collection.

“The idea behind Bobbi Brights is simple. It’s a library of beautiful bolts of color that a woman can pick up anytime she wants to add a little fun to her look.” – Bobbi Brown

On counter along with her new book, Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual, the collection features the limited-edition Bobbi Brights Palette, inspired by the ‘fun kit’ Bobbi uses at Fashion Week. This collector’s-edition palette is designed for the woman who wants to play and experiment with bright color. It features 35 soft matte shadows in a colorful shade range that includes everything from pinks and greens to blues and purples. All the shades are new and exclusive to this palette, which features a unique, fold-out design and full-size mirror.

Just in time for Spring, Bobbi is also adding four fresh new shades to her popular Creamy Lip Color Collection, each designed to complement her new Bobbi Brights Eye Palette. This innovative lipstick combines rich color, comfortable, long-lasting wear, and a soft, creamy shine. Formulated with emollient Shea Butter and skin conditioners, it glides on smooth and leaves lips soft and moisturized.

Bobbi has created six new nude to bright gloss shades and packaged them in her signature compact for spring. Formulated with soothing botanicals including Aloe Extract and Avocado, Jojoba, and Chamomile Oils, Bobbi’s vanilla-scented gloss doubles as a pampering treatment for lips. The gloss pans, which feature clear protective covers, can be popped out of the compacts and inserted into our customizable palettes.

There Is Nothing Like A Dame: MAC Partners With Dame Edna For Upcoming Collection

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mac+dame+edna1 There Is Nothing Like A Dame: MAC Partners With Dame Edna For Upcoming Collection
“Hello possums!” Dame Edna Everage is in the house! With her zesty zingers, cutting-edge appearance – lilac hair (which is completely natural), rhinestone-encrusted face furniture, fanciful frocks – frankly; there’s nothing like a Dame!

 There Is Nothing Like A Dame: MAC Partners With Dame Edna For Upcoming CollectionDame Edna is the resident muse for MAC‘s spectacular post-holiday makeup collection, and modestly describes herself as “probably the most popular and gifted woman in the world today: housewife, investigative journalist, social anthropologist, talk-show host, swami, children’s book illustrator, spin doctor, megastar, and Icon.” With packaging as mirthful and minx-like as The Legend herself, the Dame Collection of heavy-on-the-lilac Lipstick/Lipglass, eye shadow, Highlight powder and nail lacquers is in a class by itself!

“Follow my beauty regime possums, and you’ll never be cosmetically challenged” –Dame Edna

mac+dame+edna+lipstick There Is Nothing Like A Dame: MAC Partners With Dame Edna For Upcoming Collection
Lipstick
Gladiola: Matte mid-tone blue pink
Coral Polyp: Creamy mid-tone coral
Kanga Rouge: Creamy dark blue red
Suggested Retail Price: $14

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Lipglass
Hot Frost: Sheer mid-tone blue pink with multi-dimensional pearl
Splendid: Frosty pale pinky coral
Possum Nose Pink: Sheer bright coral with multi-dimensional pearl
Suggested Retail Price: $14

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Royal Tour Eye Trio
Royal Tour: Mid-tone cool lilac
Dame’s Desire: Frosty mid-tone reddish purple
Climate Blue: Dark blue violet with pink pearl
Suggested Retail Price: $32.50

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Wisteria Eye Trio
Fineshine: Frosty true silver
Wisteria: Frosty robin’s egg blue
Divine Night: Frosty charcoal with silver pearl
Suggested Retail Price: $32.50

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Hi-Light Powder
What a Dame!: Pale clean orangey peach
Spectacle!: Pale soft pink
Suggested Retail Price: $26

mac+dame+edna+nail+lacquer There Is Nothing Like A Dame: MAC Partners With Dame Edna For Upcoming Collection
Nail Lacquer
Asiatique: Creamy classic red
Varicose Violet: Frosty mid-tone pinkish purple
Suggested Retail Price: $11

Available
North America: December 26, 2008 at all MAC locations and maccosmetics.com.
International: January 2009 at all MAC locations.

MAC Chill Collection

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mac+chill MAC Chill Collection
MAC Chill: Ice the competition. The temperature drops, predictability plummets, but a new beauty barometer sets the tone with light snowflake lips, twinkle shimmer shades with opalescent pearl.

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Lipglass
Icescape: Sheer pale pink with pink pearl
Naked Frost: Sheer taupe with silver pearl
Frozen Dream: Sheer cool mid-tone pink with pearl
Snowscene: Sheer white with multi-dimensional pearl
Suggested Retail Price: $14

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Eye Shadow
Arctic Grey: Frosted mid-tone grey
Wintersky: Frosty neutral mid-tone pink
Apres-Ski: Matte dark brownish grey
Mont Black: Sparkly black with multi-dimensional pearl
Vellum: Pale white duochrome with violet opalescent shimmer
Suggested Retail Price: $14.50

mac+chill+liner MAC Chill Collection
Penultimate Eye Liner: A new, permanent classical liquid pen liner in a modern, plastic barrel with cap package that provides precise and bold line application. The carbon black pigment provides the richest and deepest black.
Rapidblack: True black
Suggested Retail Price: $16.50

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Reflects Glitter Reflects
Transparent Teal: Sparkling white with turquoise
Reflects Antique Gold: Sparkling taupe
Suggested Retail Price: $17.50

mac+chill+lashes MAC Chill Collection
Lashes 41: Slightly more dramatic length than other MAC Lashes. Overlapping hairs give a luxe, lush look.
Suggested Retail Price: $12

Award Winning FOTD

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FOTD+2 Award Winning FOTD
Last night, I attended the PRSA/Philadelphia Pepperpot Awards – a celebration of outstanding performance in public relations by practitioners in agencies, industry, government, and non-profit organizations. The American Cancer Society’s Marketing Department (of which I am a member) was nominated for our efforts to pass Clean Indoor Air (smoke-free) legislation in Pennsylvania.

The Pepperpot Award has grown into one of the most coveted awards in the field of public relations, so I pulled out the big guns and went all out with my makeup. It’s a good thing I did, because my team ended up winning first place in the Public Affairs category! Yay us!

And the icing on the cake? Charm City Cakes, the bakery featured in the Food Network series, Ace of Cakes, created a magnificent confection that looked just like an actual pepperpot!

Here are the products I used to create my award-winning look:

Skin/Face:

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