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The Body Shop Fragrance Giveaway

the+body+shop+love+etc+gift+set The Body Shop Fragrance GiveawayEarlier this week, The Body Shop introduced its newest fragrance, Love Etc…

Created by one of the world’s finest ‘noses’ Dominique Ropion, the perfume features a sensuous union of iconic feminine jasmine, with indulgent notes of vanilla, sandalwood and musk cream.

With over 25 years of experience, Ropion’s genius has been the mastermind behind some of the world’s most loved and enduring scents, including Armani Code, Lovely, and Amarige.

“Love Etc… sounds like a chorus, it smells like a captivating fragrance and it means
people connecting in a world in movement. It suggests force, happiness, pleasure and life,”
said Ropion. “One of the great pleasures for me is knowing that this fragrance features an alcohol
base which is sourced through the unique Community Trade program from The Body Shop.
This is definitely another route by which the whole concept of universal love comes alive with
this unique fragrance.”

This week, Spoiled Pretty and The Body Shop are partnering to spread the Love Etc…

One lucky reader will receive a Love Etc… set that includes:

Love+Etc+Perfume The Body Shop Fragrance Giveaway

Love Etc… Eau de Parfum: The perfume features top notes of pear, neroli, bergamot; middle notes of jasmine, heliotrope, lily of the valley; and base notes of vanilla, sandalwood, musk cream.

Love+Etc+Body+Wash The Body Shop Fragrance Giveaway

Love Etc… Body Wash: Enjoy the rich lather of a refreshing, soap-free cleansing gel that leaves your skin subtly scented with the warm, exuberant fragrance of jasmin, vanilla and sandlewood.

Love+Etc+Body+Lotion The Body Shop Fragrance Giveaway

Love Etc… Body Lotion: Delight your skin with a lightweight moisturizer that softens, smoothes and hydrates with the warm, exuberant fragrance of jasmin, vanilla and sandlewood.

To enter the giveaway, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Love Etc… Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Thursday, October 29th. One winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Friday, October 30th, I’ll announce the winner’s name. Please, only one entry per person; duplicate entries will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. and Canadian residents.

Good luck!

Five Cold Weather Makeup Bag Essentials – Plus A Giveaway!

cold+weather+woman Five Cold Weather Makeup Bag Essentials   Plus A Giveaway!

The cold weather hit Philly earlier than I had expected. So this weekend, I switched out the contents of my makeup bag (I don’t even want to say how many products I had crammed in there…I’m embarrassed) and replaced them with the following cold weather beauty essentials.

aveda+hand+relief Five Cold Weather Makeup Bag Essentials   Plus A Giveaway!

Last week, it was cold and wet in my neck of the woods. It’s not even November yet, and my hands are crack-a-lackin’. So I retired my summer hand lotion, and pulled out the heavy artillery…Aveda’s Hand Relief. If this isn’t the best hand lotion on the market, I don’t know what is. It hydrates and soothes even severely dry hands – without leaving them greasy or sticky. And the citrusy scent is a nice pick-me-up. If you’ve never tried Hand Relief, now is the best time to buy. The Pink Ribbon special value tube has 7% more product than the regular size, and Aveda will donate $4 from each purchase to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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Clear Nail Polish is another cold weather essential I highly suggeststashing in your makeup bag. Not only does it protect your polish against the elements and extend the life of your mani, it’s also great for stopping stocking runs and rips in their tracks.

donna+karan+cashmere+mist+deodorant Five Cold Weather Makeup Bag Essentials   Plus A Giveaway!

Remember how I told you that I carried a mini tube of Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Deodorant in my purse this past summer? Well, it’s still there. And that’s where it’s gonna stay this season. Yes, I realize that the mercury is falling – but layered clothing combined with co-workers who like to jack up the thermostat can have you smelling quite ripe, if you’re not prepared. I am…are you?

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Chapped lips are the bane of my existence. I hate how they look, how they feel, and how they’re the prelude to a bleeding, peeling, jacked up mess of a mouth. Preventing chapped lips doesn’t have to cost a fortune, as is evidenced by one of my new cold weather beauty finds – Carmex Moisture Plus. It moisturizes with Vitamin E, Aloe, and Shea butter and protects your pucker with SPF 15. I love the vanilla menthol scent and the fact that, despite the sun protection, I don’t feel like I’m eating sunscreen if I lick my lips. The slant tip applicator also ups the fab factor.

stila+convertible+color Five Cold Weather Makeup Bag Essentials   Plus A Giveaway!

Stila Convertible Color is a makeup bag must have year-round, but I always fall a little deeper in love when it gets colder and the summer glow fades from my face. This versatile bestseller brightens cheeks and lips with creamy, translucent color. If your skin tends to dry out during the colder months, you’ll love the formula – and how it gives your complexion a lit from within, realistic glow. I use Poppy to give my cheeks a pop of color – for a straight from the slopes, snow bunny look.

This post was sponsored by Carmex Moisture Plus Ultra Hydrating Lip Balm. Thanks to them, I’m giving away a $25 Visa gift card and a one year supply of Carmex Moisture Plus samples! To enter this giveaway, please leave a comment by Wednesday, October 28th at midnight – and tell me one of your favorite cold weather beauty products.

For more chances to win, visit DivineCaroline.com. There, women are sharing their five favorite beauty products and entering to win a $250 gift card. Check it out!

Cashmere Mist Giveaway Winners

donna+karan+cashmere+mist Cashmere Mist Giveaway WinnersCongrats to the winners of the Cashmere Mist giveaway: Regina Sanders and Raina Sutton! These very lucky ladies have each won a Donna Karan Cashmere Mist gift set that includes:

Cashmere Mist Luxe Eau de Parfum (1.7 oz): An unmistakably, modern interpretation of Cashmere Mist. Luminous and radiant, embracing the skin with heightened sensuality and warmth. Cashmere Mist Luxe Eau de Parfum features intensified notes of Amber, soft suede and mysterious Labdanum mingled with the coveted qualities of blended Jasmine Sambac, Jasmine Maroc, Orange Blossom Absolute and Blonde Woods to create a uniquely, enveloping character, like the original.

Cashmere Mist Body Lotion: Donna’s personal favorite and one of her essentials, she never leaves home without it. This totally luxurious and intensive treatment for the body leaves skin feeling like it’s wrapped in cashmere. The unique, non-greasy formula absorbs quickly – moisturizing, soothing, and pampering the skin.

Cashmere Mist Shampoo: This ultra-luxurious shampoo that helps build amazing volume with immediate, visible results. Provides a smooth, high-gloss finish to hair making it resistant to static and fly-aways. The rich foam gently cleanses without over-stripping. Perfect for everyday use.

Cashmere Mist Conditioner: An ultra-luxurious conditioner that instantly volumizes, detangles and conditions hair leaving it as soft as cashmere. Revitalizes and revives. Can also be used as an intensive hair mask when left on hair for 15 minutes. Leaves hair sensually scented.

Cashmere Mist Deodorant/Antiperspirant: The ultimate cult product, try it to believe it. Gentle and effective, delicately scented with Cashmere Mist, this advanced formula controls wetness – keeping you feeling dry and smelling fresh all day. So gentle, it can be immediately used after shaving without irritation. Perfect for even sensitive skin.

Many thanks to Donna Karan for sponsoring this giveaway. I am a huge fan of this fragrance, and I am confident that Cashmere Mist will equally enchant Regina and Raina.

Stay tuned for the next Spoiled Pretty giveaway!

Vaseline Sheer Infusion Giveaway Winners

vaseline sheer infusion Vaseline Sheer Infusion Giveaway WinnersSorry this post is so late, y’all. My day job work load picked up and I have been crazy tired by the time I get home. Plus, Verizon has decided to jack up my DSL connection…so sometimes I’ll be connected and the next, I’m looking at error messages.

Anyway, I hope you will accept my sincerest apologies – and I promise that by next week, things will be back to normal and I will be churning out posts at breakneck speed.

The time has come to announce the lucky winners of the Vaseline Sheer Infusion Giveaway…and they are: Shawnta Bailey, Laura Gonzalez and Stephanie Noe. These winners will receive Vaseline Sheer Infusion with Stratys-3, which delivers two times more moisture than leading everyday body lotions – thanks to a multi-layer moisturizing complex that infuses and suspends moisture across multiple layers of the skin.

Many thanks to Vaseline for sponsoring the contest. Stay tuned to Spoiled Pretty for your next chance to get spoiled, er, pretty.

Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Giveaway!

donna+karan+cashmere+mist Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Giveaway!I wouldn’t call myself a loner – but, generally, I enjoy being alone. What I do not enjoy, however, is being obsessed with a product, all by my lonesome.

When a beauty product comes along that sweeps me off my feet, I want to shout it from the rooftops. I want to call up the request line and dedicate a lil LeAnn Rimes “How Do I Live?” to my new fab find. I want to chit chat with you and compare notes.

Which is why, this week, Spoiled Pretty is giving away Donna Karan Cashmere Mist gift sets! Two lucky winners will receive:

Cashmere Mist Luxe Eau de Parfum (1.7 oz): An unmistakably, modern interpretation of Cashmere Mist. Luminous and radiant, embracing the skin with heightened sensuality and warmth. Cashmere Mist Luxe Eau de Parfum features intensified notes of Amber, soft suede and mysterious Labdanum mingled with the coveted qualities of blended Jasmine Sambac, Jasmine Maroc, Orange Blossom Absolute and Blonde Woods to create a uniquely, enveloping character, like the original.

Cashmere Mist Body Lotion: Donna’s personal favorite and one of her essentials, she never leaves home without it. This totally luxurious and intensive treatment for the body leaves skin feeling like it’s wrapped in cashmere. The unique, non-greasy formula absorbs quickly – moisturizing, soothing, and pampering the skin.

Cashmere Mist Shampoo: This ultra-luxurious shampoo that helps build amazing volume with immediate, visible results. Provides a smooth, high-gloss finish to hair making it resistant to static and fly-aways. The rich foam gently cleanses without over-stripping. Perfect for everyday use.

Cashmere Mist Conditioner: An ultra-luxurious conditioner that instantly volumizes, detangles and conditions hair leaving it as soft as cashmere. Revitalizes and revives. Can also be used as an intensive hair mask when left on hair for 15 minutes. Leaves hair sensually scented.

Cashmere Mist Deodorant/Antiperspirant: The ultimate cult product, try it to believe it. Gentle and effective, delicately scented with Cashmere Mist, this advanced formula controls wetness – keeping you feeling dry and smelling fresh all day. So gentle, it can be immediately used after shaving without irritation. Perfect for even sensitive skin.

To enter the giveaway, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Cashmere Mist Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Tuesday, October 6th. Two winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Wednesday, October 7th, I’ll announce the winners’ names. Please, only one entry per person; duplicate entries will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. residents.

Good luck!

Recessionista’s Fabuless Pick of the Week, Plus a Giveaway!

spoiled+pretty+vaseline+sheer+infusion+stratys+3 Recessionistas Fabuless Pick of the Week, Plus a Giveaway!

Last Monday morning, while in NYC for Fashion Week, I got ready and rushed out of my hotel room – forgetting to apply lotion. Quelle horreur, right? Honestly, that doesn’t even begin to cover it because I was on my way to an event sponsored by Vaseline. I mean, how you gonna show up for a Vaseline event with ashy arms?

When I arrived at the event and spied my scaly skin, I was beyond embarrassed. But my awkward situation actually presented a unique opportunity to put Vaseline’s new Sheer Infusion with Stratys-3 lotions to the test.

vaseline sheer infusion Recessionistas Fabuless Pick of the Week, Plus a Giveaway!I have to admit that when I squeezed a dollop of the silky formula into my open palm, I was immediately skeptical. I was all, “Child, please. Bring on the grease! If Vaseline believes that this thin lotion is going to quench my Sahara-dry dermis, I’ve got some swamp land in Florida I’d like to sell ‘em.” But after smoothing Sheer Infusion on my my skin, I was shocked at how it instantly banished the ash – leaving it hydrated and silky smooth all day.

Though it works like magic, there is actually some hard core science behind Vaseline’s newest breakthrough. Sheer Infusion delivers two times more moisture than leading everyday body lotions – thanks to Stratys-3, a multi-layer moisturizing complex that infuses and suspends moisture across multiple layers of the skin (the top, the core and deep down). The revolutionary patented technology of Stratys-3 enables Sheer Infusion to deliver these layers by combining three powerful ingredients: Glycerol Quat, Glycerin and Hydroxy Ethyl Urea.

Sheer Infusion with Stratys-3 is available in three variants:

* Botanical Blend: With botanical cypress extract and eucalyptus extract, this lotion is perfect for those looking for skin soothing benefits. It features a sap boost scent with hints of Fiji apple, Chinese mandarin, sun-drenched water lily, stephanotis flowers, Baltic amber and musk.

*Mineral Renewal (Spoiled Pretty fave!): This formula contains enriching minerals found in healthy skin for when your skin feels tired and depleted. It features a scent of crisp pear, fresh bergamot, white peony, apple blossom and a hint of ginger essence.

* Vitamin Boost: Featuring Vitamins B5 and E, this lotion is ideal for those whose skin needs a boost. The ferngully scent includes a blend of sparkling citrus, red current berries, pear, rhubarb, flowers and spices.

Vaseline Sheer Infusion with Stratys-3 is available now at food, drug and mass retailers nationwide in both 6.8 oz bottles ($6.25) and 13.5 oz pump bottles ($8.99). Click here for a coupon. But you can get your hydration on here…for FREE!

That’s right, y’all. Three lucky winners will receive three bottles of each lotion (9 bottles in all)!

To enter the giveaway, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Vaseline Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Tuesday, September 29th. Three winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Wednesday, September 30th, I’ll announce the winners’ names. Please, only one entry per person; duplicate entries will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. residents.

Good luck!

After Midnight, We’re Gonna Let It All Bling Out

urban+decay+midnight+cowboy+body+shimmer+lotion After Midnight, Were Gonna Let It All Bling OutThe key to cosmetics is never looking like you tried too hard, even if you’ve worked up a sweat…though it’s preferable to just use simple products that yield simply amazing results.

Which is why I’m currently enamored with Urban Decay’s Midnight Cowboy Body Shimmer Lotion. Inspired by their best-selling eye shadow, this subtly fragranced shimmering lotion imparts a golden shimmer – without making you look like you’re trying to be JLo 2.0. No chunky glitter means it’s subtle enough for day, but still potent enough to turn heads ’round midnight.

Midnight Cowboy Body Shimmer Lotion ($28) is available at Sephora and urbandecay.com.

Hissyfit Giveaway

hissyfit Hissyfit GiveawayNot much makes me happier than giving away my favorite beauty products. So without further ado, I present another Spoiled Pretty giveaway!

This week, I’m partnering with Hissyfit, an Australian line that straddles makeup and skincare. The products deliver 3-in-1 treatment benefits in the form of powerful anti-aging, advanced sun protection and luxurious formulations that wear comfortably and smell divine!

Two lucky readers will win:

Lip Service Anti-Aging Lip Balm: This feather-light lip balm with SPF 50+ broad spectrum protection is the perfect skincare and cosmetic product in one. Wear it alone for gorgeous, glossy, natural lips. Or layer over your favorite lipstick for a soft, supple kissable finish.

Body Double Anti-Aging Body Moisturizer: This advanced natural body lotion provides intense hydration, beautiful fragrance (think a delicate blend of vanilla, almond, orange and grapefruit) and SPF 30+ broad spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection.

To enter the giveaway, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Hissyfit Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Tuesday, August 11th. Two winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Wednesday, August 12th, I’ll announce the winners’ names. Please, only one entry per person; duplicate entries will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. residents.

Good luck!

Bloggers Take Manhattan

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Please forgive me, peeps, for I have no time to do what I do.

I’m in NYC for the annual Daily Makeover Beauty Bloggerati conference – and it’s been makeup, skincare and hair 24-7. So please forgive the lack of posts lately. But while I’m on here apologizing, I might as well tell you what I’ve been up to. I’m so tired, I’m about to pass out. But here are some quick highlights…

If you haven’t tasted the crispy fried chicken, basilicious mozzarella sticks or fruit embellished fro-yo dessert at Mad For Chicken (formerly BonChon), you have not lived. Thanks for the tip, Erika.

Daily Makeover’s site is about to get a makeover. Can’t be too specific, but their new content and tools are going to blow your beauty-loving mind.

Had delish lunch at the Estee Lauder offices and finally met all of the PR girls I talk to ten times a day. All of the brands (which include an impressive lineup: MAC, Clinique, Bobbi Brown, La Mer, Tommy Hilfiger, Jo Malone, and more) are very interested in learning more about the Beauty Bloggerati and how they can better work with us.

Our Columbus Circle beauty crawl went a little like this:

kiehls+sunflower+hair+care Bloggers Take Manhattan*Fell a little more in luvre with Kiehl’s. Told everyone within earshot about my obsession with their Superbly Restorative Argan Body Lotion; I think I converted many of my fellow bloggers into fans. Then we were all introduced to Kiehl’s new Sunflower Oil hair products; the shampoo smells yummy fantastic – like fresh apricot. We also got the skinny on the new Rare Earth line, created for acne-prone and greasy gals like yours truly. They sent me home with samples, so look for reviews soon.

*Lancome is the freaking bomb. We were greeted with champagne, heavenly cupcakes and veritable wonderland of makeup. I had an opportunity to play around with their fall 2009 collection and chat up celebrity makeup artist, Andrew Sotomayor…who has the BEST SKIN EVER. No joke. You could inspect his face with a high powered microscope and not find one pore. And the kind folks at Lancome sent us all home with a bag of goodies, including the Oscillation Powerbooster mascara primer and new Hypnose Drama mascara – which, together, are TO DIE!

*L’Occitane has this amazing anti-aging skincare product, called Divine Cream, that will hit shelves September 16th. I smoothed some on my hand and the texture was truly divine. L’Occitane don’t lie.

*I wish Philadelphia had a Space NK store. Really, every city should have at least one. It smelled so damn good inside and they had some mellow Marvin Gaye on the stereo…I just didn’t want to leave. What I love about Space NK is the diverse range of brand offerings. I consider myself a beauty savant, and there were products and lines that I’ve never heard of. Can you even?

*If there’s a store where I want one of everything, it’s Fresh. I seriously don’t think you can go wrong with anything they sell. My new fave Fresh products are the Brown Sugar Body Scrub and Body Cream. It’s like a 1-2 punch to your flaky epidermis. Exfoliate with the scrub and then moisturize with the cream and you’ll swear that you got bumped to the top of the skin transplant list. The transformation is unbelievable!

Attended the What Not To Wear premiere party at the Ted Gibson Salon, to celebrate Ted’s new gig as the show’s resident hair guru. Briefly chatted up Jason Backe and congratulated him on the oodles of magazines he’s been quoted in these last few months. I love me some Ted and Jason…dolls, the both of them. They deserve all of the success coming their way.

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Me, Amber and Marta at Revlon dinner

Dinner with Revlon at Almond was ab fab. The steak frites I ordered was un(freaking)real. Plus, we got up close and personal with some of their newest products. In the middle of my meal, I applied their Colorstay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick…and it still looked perfect when I returned to my room at the ACE Hotel 2 hours later.

Okay, losing consciousness now. I’ll check in again as soon as I can. You might have to wait a lil longer than a New York minute…but it will be worth it.

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