If You Have Hair, The Wet Brush is a Must Have


For years, I have used an oversized wide-tooth comb to detangle my notoriously impossible to detangle post-shampoo hair. The amount of hair that would get caught in the teeth was somewhat alarming. But I chalked it up to the fact that I only wash my hair once a week - so maybe the hair loss really wasn't all that CONTINUE READING

Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream Review


You know how awesome BB creams are for your face? Well, the geniuses at Jergens have harnessed the power of BB and infused it into a lotion for your body. Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream promises flawless-looking skin with 5 visible benefits in just 5 days.  But does it deliver? Watch the video to find out...   Disclosure: This post was CONTINUE READING

Laura Mercier Sale at Gilt.com


As a huge fan of Laura Mercier (I swear by the foundation primer and tinted moisturizer), I was so excited to see that Gilt.com has a nice assortment of beauty products currently on sale. There's everything from sophisticated nail polish colors and soft mineral blush to lip glaze palettes and pencil sets to create an alluring smoky eye. Oh, and CONTINUE READING

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Cover April Issue of Vogue


Welp, folks, it looks like Kanye finally wore Anna Wintour down and got his baby mama a coveted Vogue cover. So the rumors were true. There was buzz a few months back that Kim would cover the fashion bible, but then everyone assumed it would be a foreign Vogue - given Anna's alleged aversion to all things Kardashian. I CONTINUE READING

10 Beauty Products to Get You Through the Flu


Hey Guys! As you all know the weather lately has been terrible and most of us have been getting all kinds of horrible colds and the flu, as a result. This is very personal for me because I work in retail and it seems like I get one disease after the other with all of my customers constantly sneezing CONTINUE READING

Lipgloss

Sweet Treat: Jaqua Raspberry Buttercream Giveaway

Posted on by daneen in Bath and Body, Contest, Giveaway, Lipgloss | 6 Comments

 Sweet Treat: Jaqua Raspberry Buttercream Giveaway
When the temperature starts to dip, I start craving sweets. Once in a blue moon, I’ll indulge my sweet tooth with Dark Chocolate M&Ms – but my diet only allows for the occasional dalliance. Fortuitously, my beauty arsenal is stocked with products from Jaqua, which all smell so decadently delish, that I’m tempted to taste. Oh, who am I kidding? I have tasted – and unfort, the flavor doesn’t quite correspond with the scrumptious scent. Anyway, moving on…

I am a huge fan of dessert-smelling bath and body products, and I can say – without hesitation – that Jaqua’s Buttercream Frosting offerings take the cake. Literally. I want to lick myself every time I use the Buttercream products (there I go again). Jaqua’s Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Collection, a yummy marriage of juicy raspberry and sweet cream, is the newest addition to the menu. The fragrance is so mouth-watering that I couldn’t bear salivating solo.

So Spoiled Pretty has partnered with Jaqua for a giveaway! One grand prize winner will receive:

 Sweet Treat: Jaqua Raspberry Buttercream Giveaway
* Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Shower Crème: A rich and creamy shower wash filled with good-for-your skin ingredients such as fruit and aloe extracts, macadamia and evening primrose oils, and vitamins B5, A and E.

 Sweet Treat: Jaqua Raspberry Buttercream Giveaway
* Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Sinfully Rich Body Butter: This indulgent, nourishing formula blends serious skincare with a rich raspberry fragrance. Formulated with cocoa butter and natural extracts, the whipped body butter lavishes skin.

 Sweet Treat: Jaqua Raspberry Buttercream Giveaway
* Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Hand Crème: This luxurious hand crème is packed with the ripe, rich essence of raspberry. Treat your hands to the nourishing indulgence of meadowfoam seed oil, fruit extracts and vitamins A and E – luscious hydrators designed to keep hands soft and pampered all day long.

 Sweet Treat: Jaqua Raspberry Buttercream Giveaway
* Raspberry Buttercream Frosting Lip Whip: Satisfy your sweet tooth without a single calorie. This delicious, nourishing lip gloss is formulated with vitamins A, E, and C to keep lips soft and kissable.

Two runners-up will win the Raspberry Buttercream Hand Crème and Lip Whip.

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Jaqua Raspberry Buttercream Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Tuesday, November 18th. Three winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Wednesday, November 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. and Canadian residents only.

Good luck!

Beauty Addicts, Meet Beauty Addicts

Posted on by daneen in Holy Grail, Lipgloss, Makeup Brush, Tools | 1 Comment

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You know your retractable lip brush? The cheap gold one where the tip falls off every time you use it? The one that deposits more hairs on your lips than pigment? Yeah, that lip brush. Here’s my advice to you…th’ow it out, as my mother would say.

I mean, why would you keep holding on to a beauty tool that makes your mouth look a hot mess when you can replace it with one that makes you look hot, period?

Beauty addicts, meet Beauty Addicts LipCLICK Retractable Brush. The best lip brush I’ve used – retractable or otherwise, in forever. Hands down.

Chic, sleek and the perfect definition of form meets function. The brush opens to reveal a full size lip brush with just one click – and slides back after use into a fully protected casing. Perfect for on the go application for your busy life!

It’s my holy grail retractable lip brush. Go get you one – and while you’re there, pick up one of Beauty Addicts’ RelationLIPS palettes. I’m partial to ExpressLIPS, a combination of four nudes (buff, rosy-gold, cream and bronze) that make for the inherently sexy Angelina kisser.

Beautyaddicts.com. You’re welcome.

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

Spoiled Pretty’s Talk Is Chic Giveaway, Sponsored by Stila!

Posted on by daneen in Contest, Eye Liner, Eye Shadow, Giveaway, Lipgloss, Lips | 22 Comments

talk+is+chic+giveaway Spoiled Prettys Talk Is Chic Giveaway, Sponsored by Stila!
Spoiled Pretty and Stila invite you to fully realize your inner makeup artist potential…this week, they partner to bring you the Talk Is Chic Giveaway!

One winner will receive the following glam goodies:

Day to Night Palette
Stash a makeup artist in your desk drawer. When you need to go from the boardroom to the black tie gala, or even a night on the town, she will take you from day to night in the time it takes to shut down your computer. Featuring a complete look for eye: base, crease, contour and lid shadows as well as Convertible Color for lip and cheek, this has the essentials to amp up your beauty volume. Extra credit: It’s a great value, coming in at $28 less than the cost of buying products separately.

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Smoky Eye Palette – The Emeralds
Push the button and the palette literally talks you through 5 easy steps to the perfect smoky eye. It’s complete with artistry tips and what brushes to use – all in under a minute. The Emeralds includes four shades: the base is a new shade that is vintage champagne shimmer, a new shade that is golden olive shimmer for the lid, and shade june bug that is a rich emerald shimmer as the contour and shade poise that is an iridescent purple as the liner. This is a palette that literally gives new meaning to the term ‘beauty talk.’

Stila paint your pout Spoiled Prettys Talk Is Chic Giveaway, Sponsored by Stila!
Paint Your Pout Red Talking Palette
Stila introduces the first Talking Palette for your pucker- this can take lips from Plain Jane to Sultry Siren in under a minute, flat. Start with the lip smoother, and then, dip the enclosed retractable lip brush into your choice of the three tones of red provided.

sonya Spoiled Prettys Talk Is Chic Giveaway, Sponsored by Stila!
Lip Color in Sonya (berry velvet creme)

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Lip Glaze in Mocha (sheer plum brown) and Praline (shimmering peachy brown)

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Kajal Eye Liner in Onyx (black)

This giveaway prize is valued at $204! Enter to win these Spoiled Pretty-approved products…

Send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Talk Is Chic Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Wednesday, November 5th. One winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Thursday, November 6th, 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!

Recessionista’s Fabuless Pick of the Week: L’Oreal Infallible Never Fail Lip Gloss

Posted on by daneen in Fabuless Pick of the Week, Lipgloss | 1 Comment

You may love lipgloss. But your lipgloss don’t love you back. You know how it goes. She’s like that flighty girlfriend who shows up at the party, makes a glossy but brief appearance – and before you know it, she’s gone without a trace.

infallible Recessionista’s Fabuless Pick of the Week: L’Oreal Infallible Never Fail Lip GlossL’Oreal knows the drill…which is why they created Infallible Never Fail Lip Gloss, the first longwearing gloss in one step. No touch ups, no top coats, no feathering and no fading – for six hours. No kidding!

I swear it’s not an urban legend because I’ve personally witnessed the miracle. The color clings to lips for hours, never falling flat. Yesterday, my friend gave me a totally unsolicited compliment three hours after I applied Infallible Lip Gloss in Bloom.

The patented ‘Petite Coeur’ applicator allows for precise, flawless application – so you don’t have to worry about going outside of the lines, which can be an issue with the more pigmented of the 16 shades. Besides Bloom, I’m also a big fan of Rebel Red, a gorgeous scarlet that I imagine will flatter a variety of skin tones. And because it’s infallible, the crimson color stays exactly where you put it – meaning you don’t end up with red smeared across your face à la Bette Davis in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

L’Oreal Infallible Never Fail Lip Gloss is available at a drugstore near you, and costs less than an Alexander Hamilton.

Kim Kardashian Soars and Glistens

Posted on by daneen in Celebrities, Kim Kardashian, Lip Pencil, Lipgloss | 1 Comment

kim+kourtney Kim Kardashian Soars and Glistens

Kim Kardashian is wearing MAC Lip Pencil in Soar (mid-tone pinkish brown) and Stila Lip Polish in Glisten (shimmering pink nude).

For Kim Kardashian’s beauty and makeup tips, click here!

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MAC Red She Said

Posted on by daneen in Blush, Eye Liner, Eye Shadow, Eyebrows, Holiday, Lipgloss, Lipstick, Mascara, Nail Polish | 2 Comments

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Passion, heat and danger come together to create this simply sparkling holiday collection. Lips are coloured in lusty shades with shimmering Dazzleglass to add resplendent moisture. Two shades of Mineralize Eye Shadows are zipped together by a strip of silver or gold, while shimmery blushes and silky nail lacquers accentuate a radiant holiday look.

REDSAIDAMBIENT MAC Red She Said

Lipstick
* Quiet Please: Sheer frosty pale beige
* Crazee: Frosty mid-tone coral red with pearl
* Pomposity: Frosty mid-tone blue pink with pearl
* “Red” She Said: Mid-tone blue red
* Soft Pause: Sheer dark brownish berry

Suggested Retail Price $14.00 U.S.

Dazzleglass
* Sugarrimmed: Milky pale pink with red, teal and white pearl
* Baby Sparks: Pale pink with violet pearl
* Miss Dynamite: Sheer orange-y copper with pearl
* Love Alert: Raspberry red with red pearl
* Date Night: Deep plum with blue and gold pearl

Suggested Retail Price $17.50 U.S.

Mineralize Eye Shadow
* Word of Mouth: Frosty pale beige/copper pearl stripe/frosty blue grey
* Threesome: Frosty burnt red/copper pearl stripe/frosty mid-tone pink
* Outspoken: Frosty plum/silver pearl stripe/frosty violet
* Persuasive: Frosty light blue/silver pearl stripe/frosty indigo
* Inter-view: Frosty deep navy/copper pearl stripe/frosty bronzy brown
* Danger Zone: Frosty true red/silver pearl stripe/frosty black

Suggested Retail Price $17.50 U.S.

Fluidline
* Silverstroke: Richly metallic platinum
* Blacktrack: Solid flat black

Suggested Retail Price $15.00 U.S.

Eye Brows
* Lingering: Soft taupe brown
* Spiked: Bottle brunette
* Stud: A deep rich blackened brown

Suggested Retail Price $14.50 U.S.

Fibre Rich Lash
* All Black: Black

Suggested Retail Price $12.00 U.S.

Beauty Powder Blush
* Stark Naked: Shimmery mid-tone mauve with gold pearl
* Enough Said: Shimmery light bronze with gold pearl

Suggested Retail Price $18.00 U.S.

Nail Laquer
* Beiged Bliss: Silken beige-brown
* Rougemarie: Immodestly sexy red-blue

Suggested Retail Price $11.00 U.S.

 MAC Red She Said

Available October 16, 2008 at MAC stores, counters and maccosmetics.com.



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