Because my hair is over-processed, dry and damaged, I only wash it about once a week. Which means that when I “do” it, I better do it right – or else my hair will look jacked for the next seven days. Forget a bad hair day; it’s more like a bad hair week for me. So when I’m offered CONTINUE READING
This weekend, grab your girlfriends and go see The Best Man Holiday – which hits theaters today.
On Tuesday, I attended a screening with Mama Spoiled Pretty and her BFF, Estelle – and we had so much fun. We laughed hard and cried harder (this rom-com is also a tearjerker - so bring some tissues). In fact, I got so CONTINUE READING
As a beauty expert, women always ask me for tips on long-lasting, fresh-looking, flawless makeup. And my answer is always the same: make time to prime. It doesn’t matter whether you have 50 minutes or 5 minutes to apply your makeup – you should always take the time to prep your canvas to achieve the best result possible. You CONTINUE READING
Neutrogena announced today that Emmy nominated actress (and my homegirl) Kerry Washington has joined the brand’s current roster of talent. Smart move, right? I mean...just look at this goddess's face!
Not only will Kerry be one of the faces for Neutrogena - but for the first time ever, she will also serve as a “creative consultant” to the brand, sharing CONTINUE READING
As you probably know, I am a marketing professional by day, a beauty blogger by night and a mom/wife 24/7. But what you may not know is that, after graduating from college, I attended law school. Ultimately, I chose a different path - which makes me much happier. What doesn't make me happy, however, are the school loans I've CONTINUE READING
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Shopbop doesn't have sales often, so I plan to take advantage of the savings. Here's what I've got in my virtual shopping cart (I won't get everything, CONTINUE READING
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Last month, Trae Bodge and Chad Hayduk, Co-Founders of Three Custom Color Specialists, were the makeup maestros for the JLM Couture Spring 2009 Bridal Show (during New York Bridal Fashion Week).
They created a special new lipgloss just for the showcase called, Just Love Me. It’s not yet available on the website, but Three Custom Color Specialists can take phone orders for it. It’s a gorgeous soft fleshy pink with opal and champagne shimmer (see the photo, left).
The bridal pages on their website are a great resource for brides-to-be. They include color charts and step-by-step bridal makeup application techniques. One piece of advice that you won’t find on the website, but Trae wanted to share with Spoiled Pretty readers is this:
“Brides can tend to over do it or under do it. I recommend seeking an expert to collaborate to achieve the best look for your special day.”
I don’t typically gravitate towards long-lasting beauty products. I can appreciate that cosmetics companies are trying to give consumers more bang for their buck. But I’m fickle. I change my mind all of the time, and I don’t like my makeup overstaying its welcome. This is usually the case. But I’ll make an exception for Clinique Long Last Glosswear SPF 15.
As you can see from my amateur swatches below, this product puts the gloss in lipgloss. Check out how it reflects the light!
Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 promises 8 hours of shine – and while I would say 8 hours is a stretch, it’s not too far off. Yesterday, while riding the bus to work, I swiped some on my lips. My mouth was still super-shiny come mid-afternoon. My only criticism is that the taste leaves a bit to be desired. I’m the kind of girl who loves a gloss with some flava – and this one tastes kinda clinical. Sorta old school, if that makes any sense. I think it’s the sunscreen. Otherwise, I have no complaints.
I predict that these lipglosses will become my summer staples. Philadelphia humidity has a tendency to melt everything off of my face. So it’s nice to know these babies will stay put.
From left to right: Bonfire, Sunset, and Tenderheart.
MAC Dazzleglass was slated for a May release…but as you can see from the MAC website, this train reached the station a lil early.
This collection of glittery glosses brings to mind the song “Razzle Dazzle,” from the musical Chicago.
Give ‘em the old razzle dazzle Razzle Dazzle ‘em Give ‘em an act with lots of flash in it And the reaction will be passionate Give ‘em the old hocus pocus Bead and feather ‘em How can they see with sequins in their eyes?
What if your hinges all are rusting? What if, in fact, you’re just disgusting?
Razzle dazzle ‘em And they’ll never catch wise!
These sixteen high-shine lipglosses bring an exciting dimensional pop to your lips. Large particle pearls reflect and refract light to mimic the brilliance of quartz and opal crystal. Provides exceptional shine with a crystalline iridescence. Non-sticky, non-tacky, lightweight and moisturizing. Wear alone, or layer over lipstick or Lipglass for dramatic effect. Features MAC’s signature vanilla aroma.
Comet Blue: Violet blue Funtabulous: Purple with violet pearl Ms. Fizz Bright pink with blue pearl Like Venus: Clean light bubble gum pink with red pearl Baby Sparks: Pale pink with violet pearl Money Honey: Mid-tone rosy mauve with red pearl Rags to Riches: Plumy pink with teal and red pearl Date Night: Deep plum with blue and gold pearl Spanking Rich: Raspberry pink with red and gold pearl Get Rich: Quick Warm yellow brown Bare Necessity: Caramel apricot with red and gold pearl Steppin’ Out: Clean yellow pink with red pearl Glamour O.D.: Bright coral red with red pearl Suugarrimmed: Milky pale pink with red, teal and white pearl Pleasure Principle: Clear white violet, teal and white pearl Love Alert: Raspberry red with red pearl
NARS Orgasm Nail Polish has made its official debut. But you’ll have to dig a little deep into your pockets because it’s being sold as one-half of the Orgasm Lip Gloss And Nail Polish Gift Set. This duo is comprised of one lipgloss and one nail polish in the cult-classic peachy-pink shimmer shade Orgasm.
Don’t bother trying to shop around. And act fast. This limited-edition set, available only at Sephora, will fly off shelves.
I received a few emails asking for swatches. I’m all about serving the people, so here ya go. Click the pic for a larger view.
It’s so gorgeous on…you don’t even know. I would have puckered up, rather than snap pics of my inner arm. But my upper lip is late for a meeting with the wax, if you know what I mean. And no one wants to see that.
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