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

Lips

Makeup Mondays With Mario: Bold Eyes AND Lips

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Celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic is answering your burning beauty questions!!! Every Monday, he will answer a beauty/skin care question as part of a weekly column on Spoiled Pretty, Makeup Mondays with Mario.

Hi Mario,

Time and time again, I’ve heard the rule that you should never do a bold eye and a bold lip at the same time. But I’ve seen it done in magazines and the red carpet and it looks stunning. Can you recommend some tips for achieving this look in real life?

Thanks!
Tara

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Tara,

The trick to achieving the look of a bold eye and bold lip in real life is to do it at the right time and for the right occasion. If not, you just won’t feel confident or comfortable.

To start experimenting with the bold look, use sheer formulas and textures. Instead of black smokey eyes and a matte opaque red lip, pair a sheer red lip color with a strong smokey eye using shimmery bronze shadow. Keep your skin natural and glowing, but make your lashes long and dramatic.

I guarantee you that in no time you will be inspiring other girls to be bold and beautiful, just like you ;-).

Thanks for visiting Makeup Mondays with Mario!

xo,

Mario

Got a question for Mario? Email your makeup and skin care queries to spoiledprettyquestions@gmail.com, and check back next Monday to read Mario’s expert advice!

Latest Obsession: L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Le Gloss

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Meet my new lip gloss obsession: L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Le Gloss. Apply lightly for a sheer wash and with a heavier hand for a more pigmented pucker. My favorite shades are Raspberry Splash and Plum Rush (which looks almost black in the tube but is the most gorgeous berry on your lips). The non-sticky formula conditions and hydrates with Omega 3, Vitamin E, and Argan Oil. Oh, and it smells like caramel. Get familiar.

It’s on sale at right now at Target for $5.99.

Makeup Mondays With Mario: Make Lips Appear Smaller

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Celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic is answering your burning beauty questions!!! Every Monday, he will answer a beauty/skin care question as part of a weekly column on Spoiled Pretty, Makeup Mondays with Mario.

Hiya Mario!

I read this site every week for your tips! Love them! icon smile Makeup Mondays With Mario: Make Lips Appear Smaller This may sound like a stupid question, but here goes anyway! I always read articles in magazines/on blogs about how to plump your lips, however I have the opposite problem. My lips literally take over my whole face (and not in the sexy Angelina Jolie way!). I love wearing MAC lipglasses/lipsticks but they only seem to enhance them – any tricks on how to make them appear a bit smaller?

With lots of love from Wales,
Lucy

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Thanks Lucy,

I hope you know that the majority of people out there – including myself – could only dream of having your “problem,” LOL. There are ways to change the shape of your lips and make them appear a bit smaller. I’ll share two ways of how you can do this, starting with the more difficult.

Use a concealer brush with a cream concealer (try a formula that isn’t too oily) and apply lightly around and on your natural lip line – similar to how you would line your lips with a pencil. Use more product on the outer corners of the top and bottom lips rather then on the center because that will typically give the lips a lift. Erasing the outer corners of the lips or shortening them can also be a more flattering, happy shape.

Using a damp sponge like the beautyblender, gently press and blend the concealer into your skin. This technique should erase your lip line, or at least soften it quite a bit. If you’re brave, try lining the lip below your natural lip line to create a new, smaller shape. If you’re happy with how it looks then set it with a bit of translucent powder. This technique isn’t for everyone and most likely will take quite a bit of practice to perfect.

A much more simple solution would be to play up your eyes and leave the lips free of colors and textures as they will only enhance and bring attention to them. If there’s a man in your life, I can guarantee that he will appreciate the more simple solution. icon smile Makeup Mondays With Mario: Make Lips Appear Smaller

Thanks for visiting Makeup Mondays with Mario!

xo,

Mario
Got a question for Mario? Email your makeup and skin care queries to spoiledprettyquestions@gmail.com, and check back next Monday to read Mario’s expert advice!

eos Lip Balm Summer Pack Giveaway!

Posted on by daneen in Contest, Giveaway, Lip Balm, Lips | 1 Comment
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Don’t just leave it to your wardrobe and handbag collection to sport the season’s hottest colors! Fill your purse, makeup or beach bag this summer with the ultimate pastel accessory – eos’ new Lip Balm Smooth Sphere Summer Pack – complete with brand new, limited-edition flavors – Passion Fruit (purple) and Strawberry Sorbet (pink) – of USDA-certified organic and 100% natural lip balm!

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Just like eos’ other flavored Lip Balm Smooth Spheres (Summer Fruit, Sweet Mint, Honeysuckle Honeydew, Lemon Drop SPF 15 and Anti-Bacterial Tangerine) these new fruity flavors, packaged in powder pink and lavender soft-to-the touch spheres, are petrolatum, paraben and gluten-free, and contain moisturizing and nourishing ingredients shea butter, jojoba oil and vitamin E to keep your lips soft, smooth and smiling all summer long!

eos 2011 Lip Balm Smooth Sphere Summer Pack retails for $5.99 at Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Target.com and EvolutionofSmooth.com.

But this week, you can try these balms for FREE because Spoiled Pretty and eos are partnering for a giveaway!

To enter, follow me on Twitter (I’m @spoiledpretty), then tweet this message:

Follow @spoiledpretty & RT to enter to win eos’ new Lip Balm Summer Pack! http://bit.ly/mahqoP #giveaway #contest #freebie

The deadline is Friday, June 17 at 5pm ET. I’ll choose three winners- and will DM them to contact me with their mailing address. Contest is open to U.S. residents only. Good luck!

CoverGirl LipPerfection Transformation Challenge – Final Thoughts

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This video is the final installment in my COVERGIRL LipPerfection Transformation Challenge series. If you’re late to the partay, be sure to check out part 1 and part deux before watching the video.

COVERGIRL LipPefection is available at drugstores and mass market retailers.

*COVERGIRL is compensating me for my time and participation in the LipPerfection Transformation Challenge; however, all opinions shared are my own.

CoverGirl LipPerfection Transformation Challenge Update

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I’m back with with an update to my CoverGirl LipPerfection Transformation Challenge. It’s day six, and I’ve already noticed an improvement in the texture of my lips. I haven’t applied lip balm since the I started this challenge, and my lips don’t miss it. And this speaks volumes because I am a lip balm addict, usually slathering it on several times daily.

Since I started wearing CoverGirl LipPerfection exclusively, my lips have been slightly more hydrated – and MUCH smoother. Typically, before I apply lipstick, I have to exfoliate my lips because the lipstick exaggerates every flaw. But this lipcolor lets me skip that step.

Day two was a warm Spring day in Philadelphia, so I was thinking pink. I chose “Delight,” a sparkly pink that wore nicely all day long and made me smile when I caught glimpse of my reflection that afternoon. On days three and four, I rocked a red pout – LipPerfection shade “Hot Passion” (seen below). I think that this may become my signature scarlet lip. I kept the rest of my face relatively bare and let my lips be the main attraction. I usually reserve a red lip for special occasions, but this shade looked so pretty (not to mention juicy) that I’ve added it to the regular rotation.

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After two days of channeling Gwen Stefani, I decided to play it a little more low key – and opted for more natural shades…so I wore “Hypnotic” and “Captivate” on days five and six.

LipPerfection’s “Silk Moisturizing Complex” promises to improve lip condition in just 7 days, but I’ve seen and feel a noticeable difference already. I’ll be back soon with a recap of my week-long love affair with LipPerfection. Watch out, Angelina.

*COVERGIRL is compensating me for my time and participation in the LipPerfection Transformation Challenge; however, all opinions shared are my own.

Josie Maran Argan Slimline Lipstick with Gloss

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 Josie Maran Argan Slimline Lipstick with Gloss

I’m currently in love (okay, obsessed) with Josie Maran Argan Slimline Lipstick with Gloss. On one end, there’s a creamy and lipstick and on the other, there’s a super shiny, non-sticky, sheer gloss that just so happens to smell and taste like vanilla cupcakes. 

Formulated with Josie’s signature ingredient, Argan Oil, the product provides moisturizing coverage and is available in three pretty pink shades (I own Rosey, a dusty rose).  I’m crossing my fingers that more colors are in the works because I would add each and every one to my collection. 

This double-ended multitasker is a makeup bag must have. 

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Josie Maran Argan Slimline Lipstick with Gloss ($25) is sold exclusively at QVC.

*A sample was provided by the brand for review.



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