Because Shaving is the Pits: DERMAdoctor Gorilla Warfare Antiperspirant Giveaway!


My hair grows like a weed. Unfortunately, the hair of which I speak is not on my head. My legs and underarms give my razor a workout. If I shave in the morning, by afternoon, I've got stubble. And forget about skipping days...unless I want to look like Sasquatch. Getting rid of the hair is not only expensive (I CONTINUE READING

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: BlowPro Perfect Shower Cap


The shower and my chemically-straightened hair are frenemies. Every seventh day when I wash my hair, they get along great in a shampoo Shangri-la. But the rest of the week, I employ a shower cap to keep the steam from undoing the silky straightness. I have been wearing shower caps since I was a child, and I’ve tried them CONTINUE READING

Miss Oops is On Sale at HauteLook


I love Miss Oops fashion fixers and have been using them for years. If you wear clothes, you NEED to get acquainted with Miss Oops. All of those things that can and do go wrong with your wardrobe can be fixed by Miss Oops problem-solving products. Shirt revealing too much cleavage? Accidentally get a deodorant stain on your top? Are your CONTINUE READING

Get Catty With Wildfox Catfarer Sunglasses


I've been searching for some cat eye sunnies for forever. On a whim, I bought these Wildfox Catfarer Sunglasses from Shopbop - hoping that they wouldn't look too cartoonish. Even though I was afraid they'd be too large, I'm digging the oversized frames. They make a statement without overwhelming my face. And the cat eye shape is subtle, so it's not CONTINUE READING

Peep My Polish: Revlon Top Speed Nail Enamel in Superstitious


Now that I have two kids - and the youngest being 6 weeks old - I needed to get better acquainted with quick-dry nail polish options. I hardly have time to do anything, let alone a DIY - so I needed to find some lacquers that fit my new lifestyle. Yesterday, while going my grocery shopping, I picked up Revlon CONTINUE READING

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

Lips

Jane Iredale Chocolicks Lip Glosses: Holiday Beauty Gift Guide

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jane+iredale+chocoholicks Jane Iredale Chocolicks Lip Glosses: Holiday Beauty Gift GuideI’m adding the Jane Iredale Chocolicks Lip Gloss set to Spoiled Pretty’s Holiday Beauty Gift Guide – although once you buy it, I doubt you’ll be able to resist your selfish urges and actually give it away.

This collection of mini lip glosses offers any chocoholic four decadent options to satisfy her sweet tooth. And the set gets brownie points for the clever packaging.

What’s even better? These glosses are formulated with 100% natural ingredients; sunflower seed oil has antioxidant benefits and jojoba seed oil hydrates!

* Truffle: rich brown gloss tastes of double chocolate
* Chocolate Orange: shimmering brown gloss tastes like dark chocolate and zesty orange
* Strawberry Cream: glossy pink that tastes like fresh strawberries and white chocolate
* Caramel: sheer bronze gloss with buttery sweetness

The glosses’ pigments are subtle and sheer, so they’re sure to compliment any complexion. They’re on the sticky side, so if you have an aversion to tacky glosses (I happen to be an equal opportunity lipgloss lover) – this is something to note.

The Jane Iredale Chocoholicks Lip Gloss set ($44) is available at dermstore.com and drugstore.com.

For more expert gift picks, check out Spoiled Pretty’s 2009 Holiday Beauty Gift Guide!

Lavender Lip Trend

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lilac+lips Lavender Lip Trend

Have you noticed a lotta lavender lips lately? I have. Lady Gaga kicked off the trend in February when she paired a light purple pout with an oversized hair bow. Since then, they’ve appeared sporadically on the Fashion Week runways. But now I can’t help but notice that they’re cropping up everywhere.

New Moon star Christian Serratos (who plays Angela) wore lilac lipstick to the movie’s premiere. And Alicia Keys sports a lavender gloss in her new video, Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart (photo below).

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mac+syrup+lipstick+and+foolishly+fab+plushglass Lavender Lip TrendThe look is like an oxygen-deprived pale pink mouth. To create a lavender lip to compliment my caramel complexion, I use the duo seen at left: MAC Lipstick in Syrup and MAC Plushglass in Foolishly Fab (which has, foolishly, been discontinued).

To steal the look, I recommend a pale pink or lavender lipstick with a sheer lilac gloss on top. For a look that’s more wearable, just a gloss will do the trick. Try: MAC Cremesheen Glass in Ever So Rich, MAC Lustreglass in Flashmode or Morning Glory, or MAC Dazzleglass in Funtabulous.

Lipstick Queen Butterfly Ball Shimmer Treatment Lipstick

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Lipstick+Queen+Butterfly+Ball+Shimmer+Treatment+Lipstick Lipstick Queen Butterfly Ball Shimmer Treatment Lipstick

I just found out about this cool new product via emakemeup.com, a great online community for beauty lovers. Anyhoo…

Inspired by Mohammad Ali’s famous quote “I float like a butterfly sting like a bee,” these lipsticks lie down as sheer as a butterfly wing and shimmer with a hint of turquoise when the light hits them. Supposedly, this blue flash is very flattering and helps your teeth appear whiter.

Butterfly Ball Shimmer Treatment Lipstick ($20) is available in five shades: Float, Fly, Trance, Moment and Goodbye.

New Nude Lip Combo: Tenderheart Plus Love Nectar

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 New Nude Lip Combo: Tenderheart Plus Love Nectar

This week, I unwittingly created the sexiest nude lip combination. Apply Clinique Different Lipstick in Tenderheart (midtone blushing nude brown), then top it off with MAC Lustreglass in Love Nectar (ultra-soft apricot with pearl). I’m a genius.

 New Nude Lip Combo: Tenderheart Plus Love Nectar
Shown: Tenderheart (left), Love Nectar (middle), Tenderheart and Love Nectar (right)

Yankee Candle Flavored Lip Balm

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yankee+candle+flavored+lip+balm Yankee Candle Flavored Lip BalmNow that the weather has a little chill to it, my summery scented candles just aren’t cutting it anymore. So today, I stopped by my local Yankee Candle store to find one with more of a fall fragrance (I decided on Macintosh Spice). Don’t you just love Yankee Candle? They kill me with their spot-on accurate scents.

Anyway, when I got to the register, I spotted an unexpected surprise. Yankee Candle now sells Flavored Lip Balm ($3.99)! Packaged like mini versions of their signature jar candles, these balms are made with beeswax, organic extra virgin olive oil, organic hemp seed oil, vitamin E and rosemary – and feature SPF 15. Available in five flavors, I picked up the Vanilla Lime (one of my all-time favorite YC scents).

New York Fashion Week: Alice & Olivia, Spring 2010

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alice+and+olivia+spring+2010+rtw New York Fashion Week: Alice & Olivia, Spring 2010For the Alice + Olivia Spring 2010 presentation, MAC created two very different makeup looks. The first was a black super smoky eye, worn by The Plastiscines, who performed at the show.

The models, on the other hand, sported two different shades of pink shadow (Rosy Outlook and Perky) along with a white shade (Just So). Irridescent powder was applied to the cheekbones and the inner corner of the eye. Cream blush in So Sweet was blended onto the cheek, and the above pink shadows were blended together and layered on top. The brow shape was kept natural and kept in place with brow gel.

Angel Lipstick (Kim Kardashian‘s fave) was applied to lips, with Lipglass in Underage and English Accent on top. Silver dust was also mixed with moisturizer and applied to the entire body, for a ethereal glow.

Key Makeup Artist Nadine Luke emphasized that the look flatters a wide range of complexions, as evidenced by my backstage photos.

Alice+and+Olivia+Spring+2010 New York Fashion Week: Alice & Olivia, Spring 2010

“The hair for Alice + Olivia is a crossroads of edgy and girly,” said Frédéric Fekkai. “We created a look for funky, confident women.”

Andre Rodman, Lead Stylist for Fekkai added a fun, punky edginess to the s weet, girly looks at the Alice + Olivia show. To get the look Andre twirled crimped hair around a double barreled iron in a figure eight pattern. He then pulled the front piece to the side, smoothed it with Fekkai Coiff Magnifique Ultra-Light Finishing Crème and secured it neatly with jeweled pins. Finally, Andre set the style using Full Blown Volume Lifting Hairspray.

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Alice + Olivia for Payless shoes

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How darling are these labels?

alice+and+olivia+payless+boots New York Fashion Week: Alice & Olivia, Spring 2010
These boots were made for Payless…and that’s just where they’ll be.
One of these days these boots are gonna come on home with me.

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Impossibly chic booties – for cheap (also for Payless)!

 New York Fashion Week: Alice & Olivia, Spring 2010
Katty Besnard, lead singer of the Plastiscines (note the sooty black eyes)

#NYFW

Free Full-Finish Lipstick at Benefit.com!

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benefit+do+tell+lipstick Free Full Finish Lipstick at Benefit.com!

Get full-finish lipstick in do tell, a luscious pink blossom shade, with any $35 order. Enter DOTELL09 at checkout. Offer valid 9/8-9/15/09. Add product to shopping bag before checkout. Free Full Finish Lipstick at Benefit.com!

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