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

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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.

Makeup Mondays With Mario: Plump Your Pout

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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,

My lips are on the thin side, and so I was hoping you could share some techniques and products that will make them look fuller.

Thanks!
Joanna

kim+kardashian+beauty+makeup+full+lips Makeup Mondays With Mario: Plump Your PoutHi Joanna,

To make your pretty little lips appear more full, start out by lining just above the natural lip line with a lip pencil very close in color to your natural lips. Careful not to overdraw too much, especially on the outer corners as it can look clownish or sad-ish. Follow with lipstick and/or gloss and make sure to fill the lips in completely, going over the lip pencil as well to prevent seeing the matte pencil next to the shine or gloss. In other words, apply the gloss exactly over the pencil, not just within the lip line.

For a really pretty pout, finish the lips by applying a cream or powder highlighter to the cupid’s bow and center of the bottom lip. This will attract light and lift those areas a bit. If using a gloss, apply the highlight before the gloss or use a light, shimmery gloss on the center instead.

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!



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