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Dermalogica Daily Clean Scrub

dermalogica+daily+clean+scrub Dermalogica Daily Clean Scrub

Anyone who knows me knows that I love me some Dermalogica. My problem skin has never responded to skincare products the way it does to Dermalogica. Even though I test a lot of products, I always keep Dermalogica products in the rotation because, otherwise, my skin up and stages a mutiny. I recommend Dermalogica to my friends, family and co-workers so much, you’d think I was making a commission. So when my husband, Mr. Spoiled Pretty, was running low on his face scrub, I took the opportunity to introduce him to one of my favorite brands.

The following is his (first) Spoiled Pretty review:

“I’m not a fancy boy/fancy pants. I don’t use many grooming products. Shaving cream, soap and after shave are basically it. But I am a true believer in face scrubs. I think Chanel has awesome face scrubs and Nivea is pretty much the stand-by, but Dermalogica’s Daily Clean Scrub is one of the best I’ve used. It’s great for when you haven’t used a face scrub in months…you’ll feel like a new man, because it’s got a very abrasive, almost sandpaper-ish feel. After you use it, you’ll feel great, clean, and very confident. You’ll feel like a sexy beast…women (i.e., your wife or girlfriend) will SWOON.  I use it every day.”

-Graham Baird

Congrats to Winners of the AXE Twist Giveaway!

Twist+Bodyspray+and+Logo Congrats to Winners of the AXE Twist Giveaway!

Congratulations to the following lucky winners of the AXE Twist Giveaway:

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Courtney Liggera
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Julie H
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Pamela S
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Stephanie R
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Winners will receive AXE Twist, a fresh men’s fragrance that changes over time to keep you interested. Prize packages will include a Deodorant Bodyspray (4 oz, $4.99), Deodorant Stick (3 oz, $4.99), and Antiperspirant Stick (2.7 oz, $4.99).

Many thanks to AXE for sponsoring the giveaway!

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Girls get bored easily. That goes without saying. So gift your man with AXE Twist, a fresh fragrance that changes over time to keep you interested.

Twist+Bodyspray+and+Logo Sponsored Post: AXE Twist Giveaway

Developed by world-renowned fragrance experts (including the nose behind Obsession, Eternity, Marc Jacobs Daisy, and Covet for Sarah Jessica Parker), Twist starts with fresh hints of citrus and lime to make a good first impression, and then adds more depth with earthy notes of cedar and sandalwood to keep guys smelling good. When reviewing the Twist Bodyspray, I enjoyed how the fragrance started off crisp and clean – then over the next hour, it morphed into a very manly scent.

The AXE Twist collection includes a Deodorant Bodyspray (4 oz, $4.99), Deodorant Stick (3 oz, $4.99), Antiperspirant Stick (2.7, $4.99) and Shower Gel (12 oz, $3.99).

This week, Spoiled Pretty is partnering with Axe to give readers an opportunity to experience Twist, firsthand. Fifteen winners – yes, you heard me right – will win the Bodyspray, Deodorant and Antiperspirant.

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 Sunday, April 18, 2010. Good luck!

Guy Supply: 14 Free Samples For Men at Sephora.com

Sephora‘s got your Guy Supply, free with any purchase. Score a bag filled with 14 free skincare and fragrance samples for men. Just enter HANDSOME at checkout.

sephora+guy+supply Guy Supply: 14 Free Samples For Men at Sephora.comGuy Supply includes:

  • Giorgio Armani Emporio Armani Diamonds For Men (0.05 oz)
  • Giorgio Armani Code (0.05 oz)
  • Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Pour Homme (0.05 oz)
  • Yves Saint Laurent L’Homme (0.04 oz)
  • Sean John I Am King (0.05 oz)
  • Hugo Boss Hugo (0.06 oz)
  • John Varvatos Artisan
  • Carolina Herrera 212 Sexy Men (0.05 oz)
  • Lab Series Multi-Action Face Wash and Daily Moisture Defense Lotion SPF 15 (2 x 0.06 oz)
  • Jack Black Beard Lube (0.33 oz)
  • The Art of Shaving Shaving Cream (0.27 oz)
  • Billy Jealousy Hydroplane Super Slick Shave Cream (0.135 oz)
  • Zirh Protect (0.1 oz)
  • Cartier Declaration (0.05 oz)

Mr. Spoiled Pretty’s Review of Clinique Face Scrub For Men

clinique+face+scrub+for+men Mr. Spoiled Prettys Review of Clinique Face Scrub For MenA few weeks ago, Mr. Spoiled Pretty told me he was in the market for a new face scrub. So I told him that I’d do some research and get him anew scrub to try, with one small condition…he had to pinky swear that he would provide a product review for Spoiled Pretty. But after a few feeble attempts to get him to write a formal review – to which he gave me one word answers or sentence fragments – I just sat him down for an interview.

So without further ado, here is a Q&A with Mr. Spoiled Pretty about his experience with Clinique Skin Supplies For Men Face Scrub.

DB: How do you use Clinique’s face scrub?
MSP: You put it on your face.

DB: No, I mean do you use it in the shower or at the sink?
MSP: In the shower. I don’t do anything at the sink except brush my teeth, wash my hands, or shave.

DB: Okay. So how do you apply it?
MSP: You smear it on your face and rub it in?

DB: You mean, like, massage it into your skin in a circular motion?
MSP: Yeah.

DB: Okay, so what does it feel like?
MSP: Like 160 grit sand paper, which is a good thing. I feels really, really good. It scraped off my face and made me feel like a new man.

DB: How would you compare it to other face scrubs that you’ve used in the past?
MSP: I used to use the Nivea face scrub and that was pretty good. But it’s not as high-quality as the Clinique face scrub. With the Clinique stuff you can tell that it’s actually doing something to your face.

DB: Is that it?
MSP: The only thing bad about it is that you can’t use it every day because it would hurt too much. It might scrape your face clean off.

DB: But you’re not supposed to use it every day, Graham. With a serious face scrub like that, you should probably only use it a couple of times a week, max.
MSP: Says who?

DB: Says me. I’m a beauty expert, remember?

Clinique Skin Supplies For Men Face Scrub is available at Macy’s, Nordstrom, Sephora, Clinique counters and clinique.com.

Mr. Spoiled Pretty Is A Chanel Convert

chanel+allure+homme+edition+blanche Mr. Spoiled Pretty Is A Chanel ConvertMr. Spoiled Pretty is a trip…

A few days ago, I gifted him with two new men’s products Chanel sent me to review, Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche Eau de Toilette and Anti-Shine Moisturizing After Shave. Being the macho-man minimalist that he is, Graham gladly accepted the aftershave but handed back the fragrance.

“I already have enough colognes, so maybe you should give this away on your blog,” he said. Now, for the record, Graham only has two (maybe three) other colognes – and the fact that he would deny himself of free Chanel blew my product-loving mind.

But once Graham got a whiff of the aftershave – with its notes of lemon, bergamot, cedar, sandalwood, tonka bean, white musk, vetiver, ginger, amber, vanilla, white and pink pepper – my unassuming hubby changed his tune. “Mmmmm, this smells awesome,” he said. “Maybe I should hold on to the cologne.”

Yesterday morning, when Graham emerged from the bathroom, he smelled fantastic – and I told him as much. “I used that new Chanel stuff you gave me, and I really like it,” he said – leaning in so that I could better appreciate his fresh scent. When I pressed him for a more comprehensive review so that I could write this very post, he replied, “What I like most about it is that it makes me smell wealthy.”

Well, there you have it, ladies. Mr. Spoiled Pretty, a pretty difficult man to please, is a Chanel convert. Maybe I am rubbing off on him after all.

The Axe Effect

bom+chicka+wah+wah The Axe EffectBeing of the female species, I can’t attest to the quality of Axe men’s personal grooming products. But as a marketing professional, I can testify to the genius of their ad campaigns.

The masterminds behind the brand are mad scientists – employing twisted humor and catchy devices to hook the target demographic. Against my will, the disturbing yet addictive commercials get stuck in the part of my brain once reserved for math and recalling people’s names. Remember Bom Chicka Wah Wah?

See what I mean…

Men’s Fragrance News

josh hartnett 300x400 Mens Fragrance NewsWhen I first heard that Josh Hartnett was teaming up with Armani for their newest men’s fragrance, I thought, “It’s a match made in heaven…if the cologne’s name is Unibrow.”

Alas, the name doesn’t have anything to do with Josh’s fuzzy lower-forehead. He will be the face of Emporio Armani Diamonds for Men, which will be unveiled next month during Spring/Summer fashion week in Milan.

Giorgio Armani said of Hartnett: “Both on and off screen he has a charm and charisma that is magnetic. His individuality, allure and nonchalant way of being are all qualities which inspired me in the creation of this new fragrance.” Apparently, Mr. Armani hasn’t seen Pearl Harbor, Hollywood Homicide, The Black Dahlia, Halloween H20…

deseo for men Mens Fragrance NewsIn other men’s fragrance news, Jennifer Lopez will release her first masculine fragrance, Deseo for Men, this September.

“I wanted to capture the intimate and personal nature of a man who is sexy, yet strong,” says J.Lo. “Deseo means desire. I wanted to take this meaning and put it behind the idea of one desiring another. The smell is warming and creates a provocative and sensual texture.”

The fragrance has “top notes of lemon, yuzu, red berries and cedar leaf; a heart of tobacco leaves, guaicwood and orris, and a dry down of sandalwood, cedarwood, patchouli, amber and vanilla.”

The Deseo for Men collection will include Eau de Toilette (1.7 oz for $45 and 3.4 oz for $55), a 3.4 oz aftershave balm ($40), and a 2.4 oz deodorant ($16).

Pete To Open Punk Parlor

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Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz (and Ashlee Simpson sidekick) is opening a punk-themed unisex beauty parlor in his hometown of Chicago.

The Clandestine Industries Salon (clever name, right? wrong.) will open its doors next month. And Ben Mollin from Bravo’s reality TV show ‘Shear Genius’ will serve as the head stylist.

185 Pete To Open Punk ParlorThe hair cuttery is already scheduling appointments.

I wonder if the salon will stock Pete’s favorite ‘guyliner,’ MAC Eye Pencil in Ebony.

Valentine’s Day Gifts For Him – Plus Anthony Logistics For Men Giveaway!

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Since you’re reading this, I’m going to assume that you’re a fellow beauty addict. Do you wish your man would graduate from the deodorant soap and take a little better care of his skin? Well, instead of having a heart to heart with your personal care-challenged better half, give him a nudge in the right direction this Valentine’s Day.

A few months back, Anthony Logistics For Men sent me some products for my husband to try. Graham is a mountain man that abhors anything that can’t be purchased at the drugstore, so I had to introduce the products in a very non-pushy way. I unwrapped the products and placed them in strategic spots in the bathroom; I put the Strength Shower Gel in the shower caddy, the Strength Body Spray and Glycerin Hand & Body Lotion in the bathroom cabinet, and the One Step Cleansing Bar by the sink (you’ve gotta make it easy for them, trust me).

Well, guess what? Graham loved them. He gave the products a ringing endorsement – especially the lotion, which is surprising because he hardly ever moisturizes. He said, “The lotion smelled like oranges, which I liked. And despite being a glycerin based lotion, it wasn’t too greasy…it passes the doorknob test.”

You see? He probably won’t purchase these grooming products for himself. But if you buy them for him, he’ll love you for it…and his skin will too. And as a bonus, many of the brands offerings are female-friendly too. So you can share – and isn’t that what relationships are all about?

Wanna introduce your man to some guy grooming products? Anthony Logistics For Men has generously agreed to sponsor a Spoiled Pretty giveaway. One winner will receive the Essentials Starter Kit.

The set includes:

Anthony EssentialsKit Valentines Day Gifts For Him   Plus Anthony Logistics For Men Giveaway!*Glycolic Facial Cleanser
*Shave Cream
*All purpose Facial Moisturizer
*Lip Balm
*Body Cleansing Gel
*Glycerin Hand and Body Lotion
*Storage Container

This prize is a $67 value!

To enter the giveaway, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com and include your full name. The subject line should read “Anthony Logistics For Men Contest. “

The contest ends at 9 pm EST on Sunday, February 17th. A winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, February 18th, I’ll announce the winner’s name. Please, only one comment per person; duplicate comments will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. & Canadian residents. Good luck!

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