Archive of ‘Lipgloss’ category

Urban Decay’s Pocket Rocket Manhunt

urban+decay+pocket+rocket+lip+gloss Urban Decays Pocket Rocket ManhuntUrban Decay is looking for two men to be featured on two new shades of Urban Decay’s Pocket Rocket Lip Gloss! Pick your favorite guy (boyfriend, husband, UPS Man…whoever) and upload a few photos to their contest site.

Then, from June 15 – July 17, 2009, visitors to the site can vote for their favorite guy. After the close of voting on July 17, Urban Decay’s totally qualified, expert panel of sexed-up ladies (and a few gentlemen) will evaluate the 10 nominees with the most votes, and choose two winners – which will be announced on July 24, 2009.

Winners will be flown to sunny Southern California, and photographed as the faces of two new shades of Pocket Rocket Lip Gloss. The person who nominates them gets to come to California, too! And there are fabulous prizes for both! And, just to be nice, Urban Decay will even pick three runners up, who also get fabulous prizes.

Click here for contest rules and details about prizes.

The British Are Coming: Rimmel London Giveaway!

rimmel+london+giveaway The British Are Coming: Rimmel London Giveaway!

Rimmel London may be celebrating its 10th anniversary in the US, but one of you will win an absolutely fabulous anniversary present.

This week, enter to win a prize package worth $150, filled with some of Rimmel London’s best products for summer – including two new must-have mascaras that have yet to hit shelves!!!

One lucky reader will receive:

Sexy Curves Waterproof Mascara (will be on shelves in July)
Glam’Eyes Lash Flirt Mascara (will be on shelves in July)
Lash Maxxx Waterproof Mascara
Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer in Jet Black and Deep Ocean
Colour Rush Eyeshadow Quad in Chocolatine and Bronzed
Fix & Perfect Foundation Primer
Stay Matte Clarifying Matte Foundation
Natural Bronzer in Sundance
Mono Blush in Peach
1000 Kisses Lip Liner in Natural and Indian Kiss
Lasting Finish Kiss & Stay Gloss in English Rose and Lustrous Nude
Lasting Finish Intense Wear Lipstick in Pink Champagne, Alarm and Crush
60 Seconds Nail Polish in Camouflage, Shocker and Pulsating

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 “Rimmel London Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, June 28th. One winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, June 29th, 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. residents.

Good luck!

BeingTRUE Giveaway

beingtrue BeingTRUE GiveawayOriginating from the spa industry in 2004, BeingTRUE pioneered the vision of offering performance products and spa services that deliver both wellness experience and dermatological results – coexisting in color cosmetics, skin and body care.

This week, Spoiled Pretty is partnering with BeingTRUE for an extra special giveaway. What makes it ab fab is that everyone is a winner!

One lucky lass will win:

* Pure Lip Color (3 shades – total retail value: $66): Get the perfect pout with creamy, full-coverage pure lip color. With hints of peppermint oil and caffeine, our lip colors accentuate the natural fullness of lips while helping to decrease fine lines. Exotic orchid extract, vitamin E and green tea add antioxidant protection while Shea butter and lotus flower extract, hydrate and soothe.

* Cream Blush (3 shades – total retail value: $66): Experience an all-natural radiant glow and a soft dewy finish with skin conditioning cream blush. Featuring castor oil and vitamin E to moisturize and protect, wear our cream blush alone for sheer color or use as a base for powder blush.

* Satin Lip Shine (3 shades – total retail value: $60): Luxe color meets sophisticated shine with satin lip shine. Created to coat with a glistening satin finish for color and depth, these lip shines contain an infusion of peppermint oil, caffeine and exotic antioxidants to accentuate the natural fullness of lips and hydrate while helping to decrease fine lines.

* Eye Shadow (3 shades – total retail value: $48): Get flirty with triple-milled eye shadow cache. Designed to enhance eyes with color and dimension, the shades are available in a range of modern colors and desirable textures – matte, natural and shimmer created with oil-free binders that inhibit shadow creasing.

* Energy Work Active Body Peel ($42): This multi-active resurfacer hits tired, dull or discolored skin below the neck to leave you feeling newborn—never scrubbed or scoured. Silken in form, it releases Salicylic Microcapsules upon massage that act quickly to reveal a smoother, younger, far fresher touch and appearance. Skin looks as alive as you feel, now energized by therapeutic essential oils that recharge.

* Moisture + Repair Anti-Aging Body Cream ($38): Formulated to dramatically boost and bind skin’s moisture to plump, smooth and soften. Rose Hip Seed Oil aids in the production of collagen while Green Tea, White Tea and Vitamin E provide antioxidant protection for a total makeover.

* Anti-Aging Youth Revealing Complex ($110): Return skin to its smoother, more youthful-looking self in a matter of weeks with the anti-aging youth revealing complex. Powered by Idebenone, a cosmeceutical and multifunctional antioxidant clinically proven to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, this revolutionary product is packed with ceramides and essential skin lipids to act as a powerful skin revitalizer. Decrease the appearance of aging- clinical studies prove visible results of 27% in just 6 weeks – without the irritation found in most active de-agers.

This BeingTrue prize package is worth a whopping $430!

If you can’t wait until next week for the winner to be announced, you’re in luck. Shop ’til you drop at beingtrue.com, and take 25% off your purchase! Simply enter SPOILEDPRETTY at checkout.

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 “BeingTRUE Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Wednesday, June 24th. One winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Thursday, June 25th, 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.

Good luck!

Do You Like My New Nude Lip Look?

nude+lip+gloss Do You Like My New Nude Lip Look?

Can you guess what lipstick/gloss combination I used to create this nude lip look?

Okay…stop guessing. It’s a trick question because there’s actually no lipstick involved. I stole a tip from Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic:

I applied a tiny* bit of foundation (here, Clinique Superfit Makeup in Nutty) to partially cancel out the pink tones in my lips; then I coated my lips in MAC Clear Lipglass.

Genius!

*Make sure you just use a tiny bit of foundation. Too much will have you looking like crackhead Tyrone Biggums from Chappelle Show.

Tyrone Biggums Do You Like My New Nude Lip Look?

O My Goodness: Coolest Trick With MAC’s Style Warrior Nail Lacquers!

mac+nail+lacquer O My Goodness: Coolest Trick With MACs Style Warrior Nail Lacquers!

Today, I stopped by the Bloomie’s MAC counter at the Willow Grove Mall to pick up a few necessities (MAC Clear Lipglass and Nail Lacquer in Peaceable).

While I was there, my girl Hope showed me the coolest trick with the new Style Warrior Nail Lacquers. Paint on a layer of Violet Fire, then let dry. Then apply a layer of Mercenary.

When it’s all said and done, it looks almost identical to one of my fave MAC lipsticks, O.

 O My Goodness: Coolest Trick With MACs Style Warrior Nail Lacquers!

Please pardon my raggedy cuticles and sloppy paint job. But trust me, it’s gorge in person.

Spoiled Pretty Street Style: Dayna In Philadelphia

 Spoiled Pretty Street Style: Dayna In PhiladelphiaBecause I know how much you love themed posts, like Recessionista’s Fabuless Pick of the Week and my celebrity articles, I’m adding another one to the roster…

Welcome to Spoiled Pretty Street Style – a new column that shines a spotlight on fashion and beauty trends, and how they’re being interpreted in your neck of the woods.

For the inaugural post, I’m spotlighting Dayna, an impossibly chic Philadelphia lawyer.

In the photo, Dayna is rocking: a Black Halo dress, J. Crew cardigan, Marc Jacobs sunglasses, Heidi Klum earrings, Lagos ring, David Yurman and Charriol bracelets, Louis Vuitton handbag, and Boutique 9 sandals.

SP: What are your top five beauty products for summer?
Dayna: Darphin Cleansing Foam Gel, NARS Bronzing Powder, NARS Blush in Orgasm, Diorshow Black Out Mascara, and Chanel Aqualumiere Lip Gloss in #72 (Bubble Plum)

SP: Are there any celebrities whose style you admire?
Dayna: Rachel Bilson, Kate Bosworth, Lauren Conrad, Diane Kruger, and Nicole Richie

SP: What items are you currently coveting?
Dayna: Burberry trench coat and Gucci sandals. Oh, and a Chloe Paddington bag. I just don’t think I should be living without it.

SP: What is your #1 beauty tip?
Dayna: Use a heated eyelash curler. They make a travel one at Sephora. It’s amazing.

Want to be featured in Street Style? Take a photo of yourself or someone you know, stylin‘ and profilin‘…with a breakdown of the fashion and beauty products pictured. Then send it to my inbox. If you’re chosen, I’ll feature the look on Spoiled Pretty – and I’ll send you a beauty goodie for your troubles!

Coming Soon: Zoya Truth and Dare Nail Polish Collections

zoya+truth+or+dare Coming Soon: Zoya Truth and Dare Nail Polish Collections

The choice is yours…Truth, Dare or both?

Zoya‘s fall 2009 collections, Truth and Dare, will be available on July 15th.

zoya+truth Coming Soon: Zoya Truth and Dare Nail Polish Collections

Truth Collection: classic, bright and straightforward
Penny – copper gold metallic
Kalmia – rose copper metallic
Salma – scarlet red metallic
Isla – venetian red metallic
Anaka – fuchsia metallic glimmer
Drew – mauve rose metallic

zoya+dare Coming Soon: Zoya Truth and Dare Nail Polish Collections

Dare Collection: edgy, dark and mysterious
Vanessa – blue red cream
Ciara – burgundy plum cream
Demi – purple mauve cream
Pinta – inky violet cream
Envy – gleaming Jade green
Ibiza – gleaming Sapphire blue (with a little shimmer too)

Zoya Nail Polish truth or dare Coming Soon: Zoya Truth and Dare Nail Polish Collections

Six new Zoya Hot Lips Gloss will compliment the nail polish collections.

Stila Indian Summer Collection Now Available!

Introducing Stila Indian Summer: get gorgeous with 24kt gold!

stila+bronzing+tinted+moisturizer+spf+15 Stila Indian Summer Collection Now Available!

Bronzing Tinted Moisturizer SPF15 ($32)
Stila’s bestselling Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer has gone golden! Bronzing Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 – infused with genuine 24kt gold – contains the perfect ratio of pigment to pearl, providing a beaming, flawless face in an instant.

stila+mineral+bronzing+powder Stila Indian Summer Collection Now Available!

Mineral Bronzing Powder – Brushed Gold ($34)
Radiant, bronzed skin has never been looked so good (or been so good for you!) This 100% natural finishing powder gives your skin a warm, natural bronzed glow skin with one simple dusting. Eco-certified ingredients hydrate and protect, while the pearl pigments and 24kt Gold – a known antioxidant with added anti-microbial properties – keep skin youthful and glowing.

stila+convertible+color+duo+marigold Stila Indian Summer Collection Now Available!

Convertible Color Duo – Marigold ($25)
Get that sun-kissed look you long for with the newest addition to the award-winning Convertible Color family – Marigold. Infused with genuine 24kt gold – a known antioxidant with added anti-microbial properties – Marigold features two gorgeously golden hues that will give your skin a natural, youthful glow. Wear shades alone or mix together to create a brilliantly bronzed look.

stila+mango+crush+lip+and+cheek+stain Stila Indian Summer Collection Now Available!

Mango Crush, Lip & Cheek Stain ($24)
This season’s latest super-fruit inspired multi-tasker will give you instant glamour gratification. Mango Crush Lip and Cheek Stain is infused with naturally staining mango extracts that react to your personal pH levels to create your perfect shade every time. Used as a sheer blush, or a lip tint and packaged in Stila’s iconic clickable pen, this revolutionary formula is easy to build and blend, and leaves your lips and cheeks with a fresh flush of youth.

stila+charmed+eye+shadow+palette Stila Indian Summer Collection Now Available!

Charmed Eye Shadow Palette ($28)
Go for the gold and the bold this summer with Stila’s India-inspired eye shadow palette! Adorned with authentic Indian bindis, this palette features four highly-pigmented new shadow shades all infused with genuine 24kt gold. Long revered for its skin revitalizing properties, this luxurious metal helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and creates a rich, shimmering effect.

stila+smudge+pot+golden+noir Stila Indian Summer Collection Now Available!

Smudge Pot – Golden Noir ($20)
Add a little sass to your sultry summer look with Smudge Pot in Golden Noire. This new twist on the cult favorite Smudge Pot sprinkles genuine 24kt gold flakes into the rich matte black base leaving eyes gilded and glam. Long revered for its skin revitalizing properties, this “touch of gold” helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and creates a rich, shimmering effect.

stila+lash+visor+waterproof+mascara Stila Indian Summer Collection Now Available!

Lash Visor Waterproof Mascara ($20)
Stila’s Lash Visor Mascara has long been an industry favorite. It’s quick-drying, long-wearing; waterproof formula makes it the perfect do-it-all mascara. And now – it is even better! Stila has put this iconic formula in a bigger, metal component – so there is more mascara to love. It also has a new re-designed brush for thick, long, luxurious lashes that stay perfectly defined all day.

stila+24kt+gloss Stila Indian Summer Collection Now Available!

24kt Gloss ($22)
Add some sizzle to your summer with Stila’s 24kt gloss! Infused with genuine 24kt gold, this non-sticky formula gives you a vibrant, glistening, gorgeous grin. Available in five brilliant shades.

Interview With Author Kyra Davis, Plus A Giveaway!

lust+loathing+and+a+little+lip+gloss Interview With Author Kyra Davis, Plus A Giveaway!When I’m not writing, I’m reading – and one of my favorite literary genres is chick lit, particularly mysteries. Give me a candy colored book, with a headstrong heroine embroiled in a harebrained whodunit, and I’m a happy gal.

Writing an engaging chick-lit mystery is, undeniably, an art…but author Kyra Davis also has the formula down to a science. In 2005, she released her first book, Sex, Murder and a Double Latte. That summer, while browsing the fiction section of my local Barnes & Noble, the colorful title and cover caught my attention; so I decided to take a chance on an unknown author.

The exploits of protagonist Sophie Katz had me laughing out loud and turning pages at a feverish pace. The story was so entertaining that I bought a book light, to read into the wee hours without disturbing Mr. Spoiled Pretty’s beauty sleep. When the series’ second and third installments (Passion, Betrayal and Killer Highlights and Obsession, Deceit and Really Dark Chocolate) hit shelves in 2006 and 2007, I was first in line to snag me some more Sophie.

Next month, the long-awaited fourth book, Lust, Loathing And A Little Lip Gloss, makes its debut – and I’m so excited, I almost can’t stand it. How did I make it through last summer without Sophie shenanigans?

I’m so keyed up that I needed something to tide me over until the novel’s June 1st release. So I contacted Kyra Davis and proposed a Q&A; and despite her busy schedule, she happily agreed to talk literature and lip gloss.

Enjoy the interview!

Kyra+Davis+photo Interview With Author Kyra Davis, Plus A Giveaway!SP: Give us a teaser about your new book, “Lust, Loathing And A Little Lip Gloss.”
KD: Sophie has finally decided that she is ready to make a lifetime commitment to the one she loves…a three bedroom Victorian with a yard. She wants the house so badly she’s willing to deal with the fact that her obnoxious ex-husband is the realtor representing it and she’ll meet all of the seller’s crazy conditions. She’s not dissuaded by the house’s possible dark history or even the accounts by some that it’s haunted. It’s not until people associated with the house start dying that she becomes concerned particularly when she begins to suspect that she herself is a target.

SP: Are you anything like the series’ protagonist, Sophie Katz?
KD:
People always assume that Sophie and I are one of the same but that’s only true in the most superficial way. That is to say that we share the same ethnicity, she lives in San Francisco and I have lived in San Francisco and we’re both authors. But her approach to life is incredibly different than mine. We have different issues and different ways of expressing ourselves and our relationships to our families and partners are about as dissimilar as you can get. And yet I can’t completely disassociate myself. Sophie came from my mind, which means she’s a part of me just as her friends are a part of me. I guess you could say that they are individuals and I’m the composite character.

SP: When did you know that you wanted to be a writer?
KD:
When I started writing the first Sophie book (Sex, Murder And A Double Latte). I was just messing around at the time I started penning that story. It didn’t occur to me that I might want to publish it until I was about fifty pages into it.

SP: Where do you like to write your books (in bed, a coffee shop, an office)?
KD:
Starbucks. Starbucks is my office and my energy source. It completes me.

SP: Of all the books you’ve published thus far, what was the most difficult one for you to write? Do you have a favorite of them all?
KD:
This last book, Lust, Loathing And A Little Lip Gloss, is my favorite book so far. Before I wrote that I would have said that Passion, Betrayal And Killer Highlights was my favorite Sophie book and that So Much For My Happy Ending was my favorite book overall.

On an emotional level So Much For My Happy Ending was the most difficult to write because it was basically a fictionalized memoir. But So Much For My Happy Ending has also been my most rewarding work thanks to the dozens of emails of I’ve gotten from women fresh out of destructive relationships who were inspired by that novel. I’ve even heard from a few women who found the strength to leave abusive relationships that they were currently in after reading So Much For My Happy Ending so that book will always have a special place in my heart.

SP: Is there a genre you haven’t written in yet that you would really like to try?
KD:
FANTASY! I love all those books about witches and vampires. I was able to play with some fantasy elements in Lust, Loathing And A Little Lip Gloss by having Sophie buy a house that is believed to be haunted but I had to be very cautious about how I crafted the story so as not to stray too far from the story’s genre. In the end the reader will be able to decide if they think there was ever anything supernatural going on or not.

Kyra+Davis+pic Interview With Author Kyra Davis, Plus A Giveaway!SP: What comes first: the title or the idea?
KD:
Always the idea. If I had my way I’d come up with a title after the whole book was completed but unfortunately the art department at my publishing house needs the title before my editor needs the finished book. Obsession, Deceit And Really Dark Chocolate is an irritating example of that issue. I had to give the art department a title about six months before my manuscript was due and the result was that the title didn’t fit the novel as much as I would have liked it to.

SP: Do you put friends or relatives in your books? Have any of them recognized themselves?
KD:
I’ve often used friends as a jumping off point for characters. People don’t recognize themselves because by the time the characters are developed they really are their own people. What amuses me is how people who I NEVER thought of while writing the book think a character is based on them. If they like the character I rarely tell them they’re wrong.

SP: How do you come up with the names for your characters?
KD: I’m not good with names. I didn’t even name my own son. I just accepted the first name his dad suggested. So with the exception of Sophie (who is named after my grandmother) my characters get their names from whatever newspaper or magazine happens to be near by. I’ll take the first name of one journalist and the last name of another. If that doesn’t work I drag out the baby name book.

SP: Who is your favorite literary heroine and why?
KD:
At the moment I think it’s Tiffany Aching from Terry Pratchett’s YA series. Most men don’t write women well but Pratchett’s the major exception. Tiffany is smart, she takes care of people without ever getting sentimental or in anyway syrupy about it and she’s seriously tough without losing her femininity.

SP: What’s the last book you read that you couldn’t put down?
KD:
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. I had it with me everywhere just so I could sneak in a few pages between errands. I left it at my boyfriend’s apartment one day and as soon as I realized what I’d done I ran to the bookstore and bought myself another copy because I simply couldn’t wait for him to return it to me.

SP: If Lust, Loathing And A Little Lip Gloss was made into a movie, who would you want to play the lead role?
KD:
I would LOVE to see Rashida Jones in the role. She does comedy and she projects certain strength. She ethnically ambiguous and…. well, I could go on and on. Rashida if you’re reading this give me a call.

SP: Okay, you know I have to throw in a beauty-related question. Speaking of lip gloss, which ones are your favorites?
KD:
I’m a MAC girl. They have every color you could ever want and an awesome applicator.

SP: Is this the last of the series, or is Sophie just getting warmed up?
KD:
Vows, Vengeance And A Little Black Dress is the Sophie book I’m writing now. Look for it in June 2010.

Kyra and I are so excited about Lust, Loathing And A Little Lip Gloss that we’re teaming up to give away five autographed copies!

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Lust, Loathing And A Little Lip Gloss Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, May 31st. Five winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, June 1st, 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.

Good luck…and may the lip gloss be with you!

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