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Nivea Lip Care Giveaway!!!

Listen up, my chapped-lipped sistas…

Remember how excited I was about Nivea A Kiss of Shine Glossy Lip Care? Well, the thrill is not gone.

This week, Spoiled Pretty is giving you a chance to win Nivea‘s entire lip care collection! One lucky lass will win:

A Kiss of Moisture Essential Lip Care
* Rich formula for long-lasting moisturization; protects lips from dryness
* Contains Beeswax and Shea Butter

A Kiss of Moisture Hydrating Lip Care SPF 4
* Long-lasting moisturization; light-weight, fast-absorbing formula
* Contains Jojoba Oil and Shea Butter

A Kiss of Flavor (Cherry Tinted Lip Care & Passion Fruit Tinted Lip Care)
* Long-lasting moisturization; juicy cherry flavor and a subtle red sheen; juicy passion fruit flavor with a subtle violet sheen
* Contains Almond Oil and Vitamin E

A Kiss of Shimmer Pearly Shimmer Lip Care
* Long-lasting moisturization; gives lips a pearly, shimmery effect
* Contains Jojoba Oil and Shea Butter

A Kiss of Shine (Natural Glossy Lip Care, Red Glossy Lip Care, Pink Glossy Lip Care)
* Long-lasting moisturization; gives lips a brilliant, glossy shine – without sticky residue
* Contains Shea Butter and Vitamin E

A Kiss of Protection Sun Protection Lip Care SPF 30
* Long-lasting moisturization; protects lips from sun damage; prevents moisture loss
* Contains Shea Butter and Vitamin E with UVA/UVB protection

A Kiss of Rejuvenation Q10+ Anti-Aging Lip Care SPF 4
* Visibly enhances the natural fullness of lips; reduces the appearance of fine lines
* Contains Coenzyme Q10, Calendula Extract and Shea Butter

A Kiss of Relief SOS Lip Care
* Instant SOS care for dry, chapped lips; supports the natural healing process
* Contains Shea Butter, Vitamin E and Bisabolol

Nivea Lip Care products make your lips look and feel soft and smooth so you are always ready to let a great kiss happen. Each product is formulated to deliver hours of moisture, to keep lips healthy and kissable.

To enter, send an email to Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Nivea Lip Care Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Tuesday, March 10th. One winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Wednesday, March 11th, 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.

Bonne chance!

Attention, Thrifty Shopaholics: Get 45% Off Tarte Lipstick

Celebrity makeup artists Tina Turnbow used Tarte’s Vitamin Infused Lipstick in Bikram on Krysten Ritter at the Confessions of a Shopaholic premiere in NYC. For thrifty shopaholics, Tarte is offering Bikram Vitamin Infused Lipstick for 45% off. Get it now for only $12 (a $10 savings). Use promo code SHOP at checkout.

And while you’re at, check out The Toolbox: Brow Know-How Eyebrow Kit. Originally $32, it’s on sale for just $18.

Spoiled Pretty’s 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.

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.’

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.

Lip Color in Sonya (berry velvet creme)

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

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 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!

Got Cracked Lips? Yu-Be Happy With This Product…

It’s getting downright chilly in Philly. In a matter of days, my lips started cracking up – like they’d been watching a Chris Rock comedy special. Luckily, I discovered Yu-Be, the #1 selling medicated, vitamin-enriched skin care cream in Japan.

Yu-Be is a Glycerin-based moisturizing cream enriched with Vitamin E, Vitamin B2 and Camphor. The uniquely high Glycerin content, achieved through a special manufacturing process in Japan, makes Yu-Be very effective on severely dry skin.

What sets Yu-Be apart from other lip treatments is the highly absorptive formula. Your thirsty lips will drink it in, and it will hydrate, heal and lock in moisture for hours. Yu-Be leaves behind soft, supple lips – without the greasy, balmy finish. Which means that, when your lips are especially jacked up, you needn’t choose between a cushy restorative treatment and a cute lip color. Just dab Yu-Be on and wait a minute…then swipe on your favorite lipstick or gloss, and you’re good to go.

In addition to curing cracked lips, Yu-Be also heals and prevents split cuticles and smoothes rough skin. Use it to soften calluses and hard, cracked heels. It replenishes lost moisture from frequent hand washing and minimizes scarring from burns. Even world-class mountain climbers from Japan use it to protect their skin from the harsh cold, wind, water and sun on expeditions to the top of Mt. Everest!

Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream To Go (1.25 oz tube) is the perfect size for tossing into your purse or taking on trips.

Shop Yu-Be at,, Sephora and

My MAC Playdate: Like A Kid In A Candy Store

One of my favorite things to do is go to my local MAC store – without agenda – and let one of the masterful makeup artists make me over. You’d be surprised by what you end up purchasing. Typically, they’re products and colors that you would have never considered on your own. Sometimes, the best way to bust out of a beauty rut is to seek professional help and keep an open mind.

Here’s my advice: don’t focus on a particular product or color family. Just sit down, relax and let the salesperson have at it. And that’s exactly what I did this weekend. After arriving at the Nordstrom store in King of Prussia, I made a beeline for the MAC counter. I was warmly greeted by Brenda, one of the makeup artists. I pointed to my pout (I was rocking my own version of the Kim Kardashian pale lip) and told her I needed an update.

Brenda quickly got to work…pulling lip liners, lipsticks, and glosses in various shades and finishes. Frankly, some of them scared me a little bit. But that’s part of the fun. And the genius of MAC products is that the products and colors are very wearable, and flattering on a variety of skin tones. It’s very easy to, in the immortal words of Tim Gunn, “make it work.” There’s a lot of shades that scream ‘hot mess’ in the package…but look scorching HOT on the skin.

So in the end, I purchased Lip Pencil in Dervish (low-key mauve), Lipstick in Captive (pinkish-plum satin) and Plushglass in Oversexed (sheer red with small gold pearl). Above, you can see what the products look like separately – as well as how absolutely beautiful they look layered.

And remember how I said to keep an open mind? Here’s why…

This is a pic of Oversexed Plushglass in the tube. Would you have picked this up and tried it out? Me neither.

So if you’re near a MAC store or counter…go play. MAC makeup artists are some of the most friendly and inventive in the industry. Put yourself in their capable hands and you won’t be disappointed. And if you’re in the Philly area, go see Brenda – tell her Spoiled Pretty sent you!

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