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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Winner of the Avon Glazewear Lip Gloss Giveaway!

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Avon Glazewear Lip Gloss Winner of the Avon Glazewear Lip Gloss Giveaway!
Congrats to yourshar0na – winner of the Avon Glazewear Lip Gloss Giveaway! She will receive a full set (16 shades) of America’s best-selling lip gloss. Glazewear Lip Gloss delivers glossy high shine that feels light on your lips. Never tacky or sticky, the formula leaves lips feeling moist, with a silky-smooth, ultra comfortable wear.

Even if you didn’t win, don’t get discouraged. Just visit avon.com and snag your own…they’re worth it! I really LOVE these glosses (my new fave shade is Rave) and they are super affordable at just $6 each. That’s cheaper than most drugstore glosses, right?

Many thanks to Avon for introducing me to Glazewear and for sponsoring this giveaway. Stay tuned for Spoiled Pretty’s next contest.

Makeup Mondays With Mario: Summer Smokey Eye and Meltproof Makeup

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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!

I want you to know I’m a HUGE fan and your work is PHENOMENAL!! Always flawless!! Well, it’s that time of the year again – it’s so hot and humid. Is a smokey eye or eyeliner too much for the heat? I don’t even know what to do with my face because I feel like it all melts off or smudges, or I may look overdone. Can you share some tips/do’s and dont’s for summer makeup, and an appropriate summer smokey eye?

Thank you so much!

xoxo,
Lauren

summer+meltproof+makeup+bronze+smokey+eye Makeup Mondays With Mario: Summer Smokey Eye and Meltproof MakeupLauren,
Smokey, sultry eyes are great for summer! If you’re having issues with your makeup melting or smudging in the summer heat, try using less products that contain oils – such as eyeliner. Smoke up your eyes using shadows. I love a shimmery copper or bronze on the top lids and smudged along the bottom lashes. A couple coats of mascara will finish the eye. Remember that for a smudge-free, long lasting eye makeup, prime your lids with concealer or foundation first, then set with a bit of loose powder. This trick also allows for flawless blending. Don’t cover your whole face with makeup in the summer months. Instead, try to even out your skin tone with a sheer tinted moisturizer and if needed, follow with a concealer on blemishes. Lip stains are great in hot weather too! Apply once to lips and you literally don’t have to worry about retouching all day.

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!

Avon Glazewear Lip Gloss Giveaway!!!

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Avon+Glazewear+Lip+Gloss Avon Glazewear Lip Gloss Giveaway!!!

Did you know that Avon Glazewear is America’s #1 lip gloss? Surprising, right?

Because Avon loves Spoiled Pretty, they want to gift one reader with a full Avon Glazewear set!

As America’s best-selling lip gloss, Avon sells the equivalent of eight Glazewears every minute. Glazewear Lip Gloss delivers glossy high shine that feels light on your lips. Never tacky or sticky, the formula leaves lips feeling moist, with a silky-smooth, ultra comfortable wear.

Glazewear is available in four new customized finishes, so you will no doubt find the right soothing, sexy or sassy shade for any occasion:

Intense: delivers impactful color that glides on beautifully with satin sheen and medium to full coverage.
* Shades: Brown Sugar, Cherry Liqueur, Crimson (my personal fave…it’s in my purse as I type this), Intense Plum and Sweet Maple

High Sparkle: provides glossy, shimmering shine, creating dazzling radiance with brilliant sparkles and sheer to medium coverage.
* Shades: Apple Cinnamon, Dazzling Diamond, Mirage, Mocha Latte and Rave

High Shine: offers super high-gloss shine for megawatt luster with sheer to medium coverage.
* Shades: Darling Pink, Iced Pink, Island Glow, Mauve Movement and Tickled Pink

SPF 15 Clear: gives a super, high-gloss shine while providing sun-protection as it softens and moisturizes lips.

Glazewear Lip Gloss ($6) is available through Avon Representatives and at avon.com.

One winner will win all sixteen shades! This prize is worth $96!!!

Enter to win by leaving a message in the comments section. Make sure to leave your email or another way for me to get in touch, just in case you get lucky.

Contest is open to U.S. and Canadian residents. The giveaway ends at noon (EST) on Friday, June 25, 2010. Good luck!

Fresh Sugar Plum Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15

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Fresh+Sugar+Plum+Tinted+Lip+Treatment Fresh Sugar Plum Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15

Fresh just answered prayers of beauty lovers everywhere by adding a new shade to the Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 family.

Fresh Sugar Plum Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15 moisturizes, repairs, and protects the lips while imparting a deep plum tint. It offers sheer coverage or buildable color and is the perfect partner to the best-selling Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15. It’s formulated with sugar, a natural humectants that prevents moisture loss, and a superior blend of nourishing oils and protective waxes to soften and smooth dry lips. Antioxidant-rich vitamins also work to defend against wrinkle-causing free radicals. It also provides essential year-round protection from damaging UV rays with SPF 15.

Fresh Sugar Plum Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15 is a sephora.com exclusive, and only available to Beauty Insiders…so sign up today!

Votre Vu Duette Giveaway Winners & Free Sample Opportunity!!!

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Votre Vu Duette Votre Vu Duette Giveaway Winners & Free Sample Opportunity!!!

Congrats to the winners of one of the Votrue Vu Duette Luxe Lip Balm and Hand Crème Giveaway: cwhf, Elle Sees, and Fatima Jenai.

Duette is a deeply moisturizing lip balm and decadently rich hand crème in one package. The nourishing lip balm – made from coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax – gently protects, nourishes and softens lips in every condition. The intoxicating hand crème leaves a soft veil of almond and coconut fragrance lingering on the skin. Beautifully absorbed, this special formula was developed to maintain the health, beauty and suppleness of your hands, while delighting your nose with a decadent aroma.

If you didn’t win, you still have a chance to try the Hand Crème – for free. And what’s better than that? Nuthin’, that’s what.

To have a sample sent to your door, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com by Wednesday, May 12, 2010. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address (no P.O. boxes, please). The subject line should read “Votre Vu Hand Crème Sample.”

Dynamic Duo: Votre Vu Duette Luxe Lip Balm and Hand Crème

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Votre+Vu+Duette Dynamic Duo: Votre Vu Duette Luxe Lip Balm and Hand Crème

Believe it or not, I wear hardly any makeup on a daily basis. I’m so pressed for time in the mornings that I have neither the 15 minutes nor the energy to spare. But I’m not entirely low-maintenance. I’m never without lip balm and hand cream in my purse.

So I was thrilled when Votre Vu’s Duette recently showed up on my doorstep to review. Duette is a duo of deeply moisturizing lip balm and decadently rich hand crème in one package, and has become a staple in my purse since I first used it.

Flip the first cap on the tube to reveal a nourishing lip balm made from coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax. A deliciously light and natural coconut flavor delivers a guiltless treat to your lips with every application. The cap also contains a clandestine mirror for precise application.

Flip open the second cap to enjoy the Almond Pie Nutrient Rich Luxe Hand Crème. This intoxicating hand cream deeply moisturizes without any greasy residue, and leaves a soft veil of almond and coconut fragrance lingering on the skin. Beautifully absorbed, this special formula was developed to maintain the health, beauty and suppleness of your hands, while delighting your nose with a decadent aroma. Formulated with sunflower, grape seed and jojoba oils combined with moisturizing and healing aloe, wheat proteins and natural sun filters, this sweet treat is one big serving of hydrating heaven. The cream also contains sun filters for UVA/UVB protection to maintain skin tone, while helping protect and keep hands soft, supple and younger looking.

I’m digging on Duette so much that I’m compelled to spread the wealth. So, this week, I’m partnering with Votre Vu for a giveaway. Three readers will win this dynamic duo, which retails for $38.

To enter the giveaway, leave a message in the comments section; make sure to leave your email or another way for me to get in touch, just in case you get lucky. Contest is open to U.S. residents only. The giveaway ends at noon (EST) on Tuesday, May 4, 2010. Good luck!

Neutrogena MoistureShine Gloss: Recessionista’s Fabuless Pick of the Week

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neutrogena+moistureshine+gloss Neutrogena MoistureShine Gloss: Recessionistas Fabuless Pick of the Week
I’m a lip gloss aficionado. I probably own 350+ tubes – and, yes, I realize that that’s utterly ridiculous. But I can’t help myself; I have an insatiable appetite for glosses.
It’s the one cosmetic that I wear every day, so I suppose my compulsion is somewhat justified (not really, that’s just what I tell myself). But despite my addiction, I’m quite the lip gloss snob. My collection is an exquisitely edited assortment of glosses, and a new addition must pass a rigorous set of standards before it is inducted into my own private lip gloss hall of fame.
The latest inductee? Neutrogena’s new MoistureShine Gloss – and here’s why…
neutrogena+moistureshine+gloss+in+wine+wellness Neutrogena MoistureShine Gloss: Recessionistas Fabuless Pick of the Week

First, MoistureShine Gloss has the perfect level of opacity for this time of year. In the spring/summer, I become the Goldilocks of glosses. I look for a gloss that delivers a hint of color; not so little that I might as well be wearing a clear gloss, and not so much that it looks like I’m wearing lipstick. MoistureShine Gloss gives the lips just the right amount of color, not to mention creamy, megawatt shine. The conditioning formula is antioxidant-rich and actually improves the healthy look, softness and smoothness of your lips over time. Plus the gloss has a subtle berry fragrance, natch.

MoistureShine Gloss isn’t sticky in the slightest, and feels more like a balm on the lips. For this review, I tested shade 410 (Wine Wellness, left) – which looks gorgeous, in an understated way, against my tan complexion.

If you’re a lip gloss nut like me and you’re looking for a new beauty that won’t break the bank, Neutrogena MoistureShine Gloss ($8.99) is an excellent choice. Available in 14 shades, it is sold at mass market retailers nationwide.

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