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

Makeup Brush

Tarte Beauty without Boundaries Collection

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Do you travel to see family during the holidays?  I do, and between shopping for all those gifts and attending festive parties, I barely have time to pack for my trip.  Tarte takes the guesswork out of your holiday (or everyday) makeup palate with their Beauty without Boundaries Collection.  All you need for your natural or sultry look is included in one stylish Missoni-esque makeup bag.

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Makeup Mondays With Mario: How To Clean Makeup Brushes

Posted on by daneen in Beauty Tips, Makeup Brush, Makeup Mondays with Mario, Mario Dedivanovic, Tools | 1 Comment
mmwmd Makeup Mondays With Mario: How To Clean Makeup Brushes
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.
makeup+brushes Makeup Mondays With Mario: How To Clean Makeup Brushes

Hey Mario,

I’d like some advice on how to best clean my makeup brushes. I don’t know if I should be using soap, shampoo or a special kind of brush cleaner. And how often should I be cleaning them? I’ve spent a small fortune on brushes but have no idea how to care for them.

Thanks so much!
Ella

Hi Ella,
 
It took years of experimenting with different techniques and products to clean my brushes and I’ve found a way that works for me. I hope it does for you as well.
 
To clean brushes with natural or synthetic bristles, I use a basic hair shampoo. First run water over the brush hair then rub into the shampoo in a circular motion (I pour a bit of shampoo into a bowl). Rinse under running water again to get all of the soap out. I finish off by squeezing the water out, making sure not to pull on the hairs.
 
To dry your brushes, you should lay them flat on a towel. If you stand them up in a cup to dry, the water seeps into the handle and causes the brush to weaken and fall apart over time.
 
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!

Makeup Mondays With Mario: Brushes That Won’t Break The Bank

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mmwmd Makeup Mondays With Mario: Brushes That Wont Break The Bank

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.

Mario,

How are you? I have been following your work and reading your blog for a couple of years now and you are my go-to guy for anything makeup and beauty related. I noticed in pictures that you have a ton of brushes that seem to be from different brands and I know that good quality brushes are important. Can you please recommend brushes that are good but affordable and preferably from one company? I have a couple of MAC brushes but I can’t really afford to buy a whole set right now. Thanks in advance and Happy Holidays!

-Danielle

sigma+brushes Makeup Mondays With Mario: Brushes That Wont Break The Bank

Hi Danielle,

I totally understand where you’re coming from when it comes to brushes being pricy! Finding very good, inexpensive brushes that last long and work well will sometimes require a bit of research. Research and testing takes all the fun out of it so heres my recommendation that I’m certain you will be very happy with. Try Sigma brushes. Sigma is a line of professional brushes that are all high quality and won’t break the bank. They offer a bunch of brush sets that you can choose from as well as individual brushes.

Happy Holidays to you as well and 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!

Philosophy The Color of Grace Makeup Collection

Posted on by daneen in Blush, Eye Shadow, Fragrance, Highlighter, Lipgloss, Makeup Brush, Perfume, Powder, Tools | Leave a comment
philosophy+the+color+of+grace+makeup+collection Philosophy The Color of Grace Makeup Collection
the color of grace collection, $20-37.50: Inspired by philosophy’s best-selling fragrance (and my favorite), amazing grace, the color of grace is makeup that embraces your inner girl with all things pink and beautiful. Philosophy created skin-loving formulas in perfect pink shades that deliver sheer color and heavenly luminosity for a look that is soft, graceful and inspired. Everyone looks prettier in pink lighting. The color of grace is universally flattering and created for all women who want to feel sweet, kind, pretty and feminine. Available at philosophy.com, Sephora and Nordstrom stores in April.
philosophy+the+color+of+grace+heavenly+light+pink+illuminator Philosophy The Color of Grace Makeup Collection
the color of grace heavenly light pink illuminator, $28: A pink light, liquid luminizer that combines skin-loving moisture and brightening botanicals to restore radiance for heavenly luminosity.
philosophy+the+color+of+grace+amazing+grace+shimmering+face+powder Philosophy The Color of Grace Makeup Collection
the color of grace amazing grace shimmering face powder, $29.50: a sweetly shimmering, silky, pale pink powder that brightens your complexion and creates a soft focus glow as it releases an uplifting, feminine hint of amazing grace fragrance.

philosophy+the+color+of+grace+art+of+blushing Philosophy The Color of Grace Makeup Collection
the color of grace art of blushing, $35: a multidimensional palette of three silky, sheer blushes in perfect pink shades surrounded by luminous highlighter, to deliver pure color and light for skin that looks soft, luminous and inspired.

philosophy+the+color+of+grace+amazing+grace+coloring+book Philosophy The Color of Grace Makeup Collection
the color of grace amazing grace coloring book, $37.50: a purse-sized palette of perfect pink shades for lips, eyes and cheeks to create the face of grace. two eyelighting shadows, two perfect pink lip glosses, an all-over cream illuminator, powder blush and a shimmering face powder scented with a touch of amazing grace fragrance.

philosophy+the+color+of+grace+go+with+grace+face+brush Philosophy The Color of Grace Makeup Collection
the color of grace go with grace face brush, $20: heavenly pink, kabuki-inspired natural hair brush that provides flawless application and blendability of powder or blush. In a pretty-to-go, retractable case.

philosophy+the+color+of+grace+eyelighting+shadow+duo Philosophy The Color of Grace Makeup Collection
the color of grace eyelighting shadow duo, $22: sheer washes of color that light up the eyes with delicately shimmering minerals. Available in a luminous duo: heaven/earth.
philosophy+the+color+of+grace+angel+kiss+lip+gloss Philosophy The Color of Grace Makeup Collection
the color of grace angel kiss lip gloss, $17.50: Grace your lips in creamy, dreamy goodness. The color of grace angel kiss lip gloss loves lips. It blends high-shine, sheer color with lip-caring goodness. Helps enhance the softness and natural rosiness of lips, while a hint of vanilla-mint flavor refreshes the breath.

Top 10 Makeup Brushes to Add To Your Collection

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makeup+brushes Top 10 Makeup Brushes to Add To Your Collection

Hey dolls. We spend a lot of time here talking makeup. But you do realize that your cosmetics are only as good as the tools you apply them with, right?

For those of you in need of some new brushes to round out your collection, head on over to Daily Makeover for their top 10 picks.

MAC Lillyland

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MAC+Lillyland MAC LillylandWhen MAC meets the lore and legend that is Lilly Pulitzer, you get a fabulous and funky fun new chapter: a bit of Mar-a-Lago, some well-to-do winky-wink, and a dash of retro-modern pop culture mayhem in prints and colours that make it hip to be in permanent happy land!

A collaboration that feels like the best tongue-in-chic resort retort, with all the wonderful prints and Key West colour combinations Lilly has done so beautifully since, well, forever!

Fly down to South Florida, with MAC in Lillyland!

MAC+Lillyland+Brush+168+Large+Angled+Contour MAC Lillyland
168 Large Angled Contour Brush, $32
For expert application of cheek contour. This brush is a large angled contour. The fibres form a buffed edge and are soft and firmly bundled.

MAC+Lillyland+Brush+239+Eye+Shader MAC Lillyland
239 Eye Shader Brush, $24.50
Soft and dense to shade or blend eye shadow or emollient-based products. This brush has a tapered, rounded edge with smooth, firm, fine fibres. It can be used to build intense colour on the eyelid.

mac+lillyland+technakohl+liner MAC Lillyland
Technakohl Liner, $14.50
Purple Dash: Intense aubergine
Graphblack: Rich graphic black

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Lipgelee, $14
Resort Life: Off -white with pink pearl
Lush & Bright: Bright pink-yellow-coral with pink pearl
Preppy: Blue-pink with pink pearl
Shift to Pink: Light violet with silver pearl

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Nail Lacquer, $12
Coconut Ice: Light yellow-peach-pink (Cream)
Steamy: Hot pink (Cream)

mac+lillyland+paint+pots MAC Lillyland
Paint Pot, $16.50
Bare Study: Soft beige with gold pearl (Frost)
Rubenesque: Golden peach with gold pearl (Frost)
Fresco Rose: Pink with matching pearl (Frost)
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Pearlmatte Face Powder, $27
MAC+Lillyland+Pearlmatte+Eye+Shadow MAC Lillyland
Pearlmatte Eye Shadow, $19.50

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Cremeblend Blush, $18.50
So Sweet, So Easy: Light yellow-pink
Optimistic Orange: Bright coral
Joie-de -Vivre: Peachy coral
Florida: Bright fuschia

Available in North America on January 7, 2010 at all MAC locations and maccosmetics.com. Available internationally in February 2010.

Sonia Kashuk Glitz & Glam Brush Set: Holiday Beauty Guft Guide

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sonia+kashuk+glitz+glam+brush+set Sonia Kashuk Glitz & Glam Brush Set: Holiday Beauty Guft GuideYou know how some people say, “Oh, you shouldn’t have” when you give them a gift? Well, sometimes, they actually mean it. This holiday season, give that makeup lover in your life beauty goodies they won’t be tempted to re-gift. Like, such as, Sonia Kashuk’s Glitz & Glam 4 Piece Brush Set.

The set includes four mini, high-quality makeup brushes – tucked into a sparkly black cosmetics case. The makeup bag has ample room for a couple of lipsticks or glosses, in addition to the brushes that come with…but it’s so petite that you won’t have any probs fitting it into your most compact clutch.

Sonia Kashuk Glitz & Glam 4 Piece Brush Set is $12.99 and available at Target.

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

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