Tatcha, I'm So Glad I Gotcha


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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Skinnygirl Face and Body Gift Set Giveaway!

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bethenny frankel Skinnygirl Face and Body Gift Set Giveaway!Bethenny Frankel is my CBFFIMH (Celebrity Best Friend Forever in My Head) – along with Kathy Griffin and Wendy Williams.

Bethenny and I were introduced back in March of 2008 when The Real Housewives of New York premiered. She quickly won me over with her unpretentious personality and quick wit, and we’ve been BFF’s (again, in my head) ever since. Bethenny and I even had our children around the same time (Bethenny gave birth to Bryn in May of 2010 and Westley arrived in August of that year). I remember even more of a kinship with Bethenny as I watched her juggle marriage and motherhood, on the first season of Bethenny Getting Married?

Now I learn that me and my gal pal have even more in common. The reality-star-turned-entrepreneur has ventured into beauty, launching her Skinnygirl Face and Body collection. CONTINUE READING

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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Loreal+Paris+Colour+Riche+Le+Gloss+in+Raspberry+Splash+and+Plum+Rush Latest Obsession: LOreal Paris Colour Riche Le Gloss

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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mmwmd Makeup Mondays With Mario: Make Lips Appear Smaller
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!

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eos+Lip+Balm+Summer+Pack eos Lip Balm Summer Pack Giveaway!

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!

eos+lip+balm+smooth+sphere eos Lip Balm Summer Pack Giveaway!

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.

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