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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

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MAC Lillyland

Posted on by daneen in Blush, Eye Liner, Eye Shadow, Lipgloss, Makeup Brush, Nail Polish, Powder | Leave a comment

MAC+Lillyland MAC LillylandWhen MAC meets the lore and legend that is Lilly Pulitzer, you get a fabulous and funky fun new chapter: a bit of Mar-a-Lago, some well-to-do winky-wink, and a dash of retro-modern pop culture mayhem in prints and colours that make it hip to be in permanent happy land!

A collaboration that feels like the best tongue-in-chic resort retort, with all the wonderful prints and Key West colour combinations Lilly has done so beautifully since, well, forever!

Fly down to South Florida, with MAC in Lillyland!

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168 Large Angled Contour Brush, $32
For expert application of cheek contour. This brush is a large angled contour. The fibres form a buffed edge and are soft and firmly bundled.

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239 Eye Shader Brush, $24.50
Soft and dense to shade or blend eye shadow or emollient-based products. This brush has a tapered, rounded edge with smooth, firm, fine fibres. It can be used to build intense colour on the eyelid.

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Technakohl Liner, $14.50
Purple Dash: Intense aubergine
Graphblack: Rich graphic black

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Lipgelee, $14
Resort Life: Off -white with pink pearl
Lush & Bright: Bright pink-yellow-coral with pink pearl
Preppy: Blue-pink with pink pearl
Shift to Pink: Light violet with silver pearl

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Nail Lacquer, $12
Coconut Ice: Light yellow-peach-pink (Cream)
Steamy: Hot pink (Cream)

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Paint Pot, $16.50
Bare Study: Soft beige with gold pearl (Frost)
Rubenesque: Golden peach with gold pearl (Frost)
Fresco Rose: Pink with matching pearl (Frost)
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Pearlmatte Face Powder, $27
MAC+Lillyland+Pearlmatte+Eye+Shadow MAC Lillyland
Pearlmatte Eye Shadow, $19.50

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Cremeblend Blush, $18.50
So Sweet, So Easy: Light yellow-pink
Optimistic Orange: Bright coral
Joie-de -Vivre: Peachy coral
Florida: Bright fuschia

Available in North America on January 7, 2010 at all MAC locations and maccosmetics.com. Available internationally in February 2010.

MAC All Ages, All Races, All Sexes

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mac+all+ages+races+sexes MAC All Ages, All Races, All SexesAll Ages, All Races, All Sexes is our credo.

Now MAC takes the “One World” idea further than ever, with a multi-culti colour story intent on a universal focus – spectacularly shaded and shaped brows for all, because beautiful people come in colours!

Miraculously matched to the individual, Impeccable Brow Pencil is the ultimate artist’s tool to fill, lengthen and shape, with a firm tip that sharpens application for high-performance precision.

Penultimate Brow Marker, in one shade suits all, has a liquefied glide adept at the all-important arch.

But that’s not all: Lipstick, Lipglass, and Eye Shadows speak your language, a match for every international skin tone.

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Lipstick, $14
Equality: Light dirty mauve with traveling pearl (Lustre)
Myself: Creamy pale yell ow beige (Lustre)
Empowered: Creamy mid-tone neutral brown (Satin)
5N: Plumy sheer brown (Lustre)
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Lipglass, $14
Naked Frost: Sheer taupe with silver pearl (Frost)
Glamour for All: Sheer pale baby pink with pearl (Frost)
Liqueur: Frosted mid-tone pink brown (Frost)
Spirit & Soul: Frosted dark cool brown (Frost)

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Eye Shadow, $14.50
All Races: Cool light mauve taupe (Matte)
Banshee: Dirty taupe with frost and sparkle diamond cluster (Lustre)
Cross -cultural : Dark dirty yell ow brown (Matte)
Showstopper: Deep blackened brown (Matte)

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Pigment, $19.50
Universal Mix: Sparkly white gold (Frost)
Rich Life: Dark cool brown with silver pearl (Frost)
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Impeccable Brow Pencil, $15
Blonde: Pale yellow brown
Dirty Blonde: Cool light brown
Taupe: Mid-tone dirty taupe
Black: Blackened dark neutral brown
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Eye Brows, $15
Lingering: Soft taupe brown
Spiked: Rich brunette
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Penultimate Brow Marker, $16.50
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Brow Set, $14.50
Clear: Color-free
Mink: Dirty brown
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Beauty Powder Blush, $18.50
Personal Style: Light mauve taupe
All’s Good: Cool deep rose
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Blot Powder Pressed, $21
Medium
Deep Dark

Available in North America on January 7, 2010 at all MAC locations and maccosmetics.com. Available internationally in February 2010.

Lavender Lip Trend

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lilac+lips Lavender Lip Trend

Have you noticed a lotta lavender lips lately? I have. Lady Gaga kicked off the trend in February when she paired a light purple pout with an oversized hair bow. Since then, they’ve appeared sporadically on the Fashion Week runways. But now I can’t help but notice that they’re cropping up everywhere.

New Moon star Christian Serratos (who plays Angela) wore lilac lipstick to the movie’s premiere. And Alicia Keys sports a lavender gloss in her new video, Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart (photo below).

alicia+keys+lipstick Lavender Lip Trend

mac+syrup+lipstick+and+foolishly+fab+plushglass Lavender Lip TrendThe look is like an oxygen-deprived pale pink mouth. To create a lavender lip to compliment my caramel complexion, I use the duo seen at left: MAC Lipstick in Syrup and MAC Plushglass in Foolishly Fab (which has, foolishly, been discontinued).

To steal the look, I recommend a pale pink or lavender lipstick with a sheer lilac gloss on top. For a look that’s more wearable, just a gloss will do the trick. Try: MAC Cremesheen Glass in Ever So Rich, MAC Lustreglass in Flashmode or Morning Glory, or MAC Dazzleglass in Funtabulous.

Philosophy The Bake Shoppe – Plus a Giveaway: Holiday Beauty Gift Guide

Posted on by daneen in Bath and Body, Body Wash, Bubble Bath, Contest, Giveaway, Lipgloss, Lotion, Shampoo | Leave a comment

philosophy+the+bake+shoppe Philosophy The Bake Shoppe   Plus a Giveaway: Holiday Beauty Gift GuideThis week, Spoiled Pretty is partnering with Philosophy for a giveaway – and we’re gifting six readers with a bath and body set inspired by the best baked goods.

For holiday gift-giving, you simply can’t go wrong with The Bake Shoppe’s decadent shower gels, richly moisturizing lotion, and seductively brilliant lip gloss. It makes a perfect present, but don’t forget to grab one for yourself while you’re at it!

The Bake Shoppe includes ($30): 4.0 oz Pink Frosted Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath; 4.0 oz Raspberry Mousse Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath; 0.5 oz Raspberry Mousse Flavored Lip Shine; and 2.0 oz Sweet Creamy Frosting Body Lotion.

The Bake Shoppe is available at Sephora and philosophy.com, but here’s your chance to scoop it up for free…

To enter the giveaway, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “The Bake Shoppe Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Thursday, November 26th. Six winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Friday, November 27th, 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. residents.

Good luck!

For more expert gift picks, check out Spoiled Pretty’s 2009 Holiday Beauty Gift Guide!

Stila Mini Lip Glaze Collection: Holiday Beauty Gift Guide

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stila+lip+glaze+collection Stila Mini Lip Glaze Collection: Holiday Beauty Gift GuideJohn Keats once wrote, “Beauty is truth. Truth is beauty.” Emily Dickinson said, “Beauty is not caused. It is.” What’s my beauty philosophy?

“A woman can never have too many lip glosses. Impossible.”

Which is why I’m kicking off Spoiled Pretty’s 2009 Holiday Beauty Gift Guide with this purty pick. The Stila Mini Lip Glaze Collection is a set of eight bite sized glosses that give you non-stop, 1.21 gigawatts of shimmer and shine.

The collection includes four best-selling favorites and four limited edition shades to outfit your lips:

* Starfruit: neutral pink-coral with white pearl
* Kitten: nude pink champagne with golden pearl
* Cranberry: sheer brick red
* Blackberry: deep purple wine
* Plum Fairy: sheer plum with pink pearl
* Candy: sheer pink-coral with subtle rainbow shimmer
* Marmalade: sheer peach with pink and white pearl
* Pinkle Twinkle: sheer mid-tone pink with rainbow shimmer

Every shade in this set is a contender, but I’m crowning Pinkle Twinkle the champ. She K.O.’d me with her sparkly sass and cotton candy scent.

If you have a lip gloss lover in your life, you can’t go wrong by stuffing this in her stocking. Just make sure to pick up two sets, because there’s no way you’ll be able to resist their charm.

The Stila Mini Lip Glaze Collection ($25) is available at Sephora and stilacosmetics.com.

For more expert gift picks, check out Spoiled Pretty’s 2009 Holiday Beauty Gift Guide!

Rihanna’s 20/20 Frosty Nude Lip Look

Posted on by daneen in Beauty Tips, Celebrities, Lipgloss, Lipstick, Nail Polish, Nails | Leave a comment

rihanna+20 20+makeup+lip+gloss Rihannas 20/20 Frosty Nude Lip LookOn Friday night, I was among the 8.2 million people who watched Rihanna’s 20/20 interview. But afterwards, while most people were thinking, “Wow…that Rihanna is so brave to publicly discuss such a horrifying personal tragedy” or “That jackass, Chris Brown, deserves whatever is coming to him” – I was thinking, “What products can I use to copy Rihanna’s icy nude lip look?”

So I did what any self-respecting beauty junkie would do. I broke out my lip gloss/lipstick stash and played makeup mad scientist/mixologist. I found that creating Rihanna’s 20/20 look is quite easy to do. All you need is a nude lipstick that is lighter than your complexion, and a silver gloss. Be sure to apply foundation to lips before trying this look, as the foundation will help cancel out any pink in your lips and let the lip color stand alone.

Here are some combos that I think would pass RiRi scrutiny:

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1) Clinique Different Lipstick in Tenderheart + MAC Dazzleglass in She-Zam
2) MAC Lipstick in Modesty + MAC Dazzleglass in She-Zam
3) Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss Stick in Nude Almond + MAC Dazzleglass in She-Zam
4) Julie Hewett Lipstick in Biba + MAC Dazzleglass in She-Zam
5) Victoria’s Secret Sheer Gloss Stick in Exposed + MAC Dazzleglass in She-Zam
6) Benefit Full-Finish Lipstick in Lady’s Choice + MAC Dazzleglass in She-Zam
7) Urban Decay Lipstick in Midnight Cowboy + MAC Dazzleglass in She-Zam
8) This is just to show what MAC Dazzleglass in She-Zam looks like on its own

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Not satisfied with Rihanna’s lippie recipe? Want to cop her cafe au lait nails too? Try OPI Barefoot in Barcelona.

CoverGirl Pre-Sale: Get On This NOW!

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covergirl+presale CoverGirl Pre Sale: Get On This NOW!

Right now, COVERGIRL is having an exclusive online preview of the NEW Blast collection featuring Smoky ShadowBlast, ShineBlast Lip Gloss and LashBlast Length Mascara. Spoiled Pretty readers can be among the first to try the new products.

LashBlast Length Mascara is currently in stores and online, but Smoky ShadowBlast and ShineBlast Lip Gloss won’t be available until January 2010!

covergirl+Smoky+ShadowBlast CoverGirl Pre Sale: Get On This NOW!COVERGIRL Smoky ShadowBlast ($7.49) is a smoky eye tool plus makeup artist all in one shadow stick. Available in six expertly coordinated shade duos with uniquely desgined ends, Smoky ShadowBlast lets you create a traditional or colorful smoky eye in two easy steps. The new, double-ended stick features expertly coordinated shades and two precision applicator tips – one for base, one for liner/crease – so you can easily apply, smudge and blend shadow to a smoky perfection. “Smoky ShadowBlast takes the fear out of creating a smoky eye; it’s a professional look that’s easy for anyone to create,” says P&G Global Creative Design Director, Pat McGrath.

Here’s what I say…they’re awesome! I got my greedy lil paws on some early samples of the Smoky ShadowBlasts early – and I luvre them. I don’t know why no one thought of this before. Hell, I should have thought of this…it’s ingenious. These chubby crayon-esque shadows are simple to use, and really deliver what they promise – a sexy smoky eye that looks like you had help. Prep the lid with a little primer before applying the color to help sustain the smokiness all day/night. Plus, the lighter shade of the Bronze Fire Smoky ShadowBlast doubles as a totally badass highlighter when applied to my cafe au lait cheekbones.

covergirl+ShineBlast+Lip+Gloss CoverGirl Pre Sale: Get On This NOW!COVERGIRL ShineBlast Lip Gloss ($7.49) has a patented ShineSculpt™ applicator hugs the contours of lips and boasts a tapered tip for precise shaping and sculpting, while 16 shimmering shades deliver a brilliant, glossy finish and perfectly polished pout. The lip hugging applicator delivers more shine in a single swipe than the leading gloss, which results in 4x more noticeable shine vs bare lips.

Wouldn’t these be the best stocking stuffers for your makeup gaga girlfriends? And how awesome is it that you’d be giving them something they won’t be able to buy in stores until 2010?

Just log-on to covergirl.com/blastpresale to take advantage of this exclusive opportunity.

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