Shopbop Sale: Take Extra 25% Off

  Take an extra 25% off select sale items at until Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 11:59 PST. Enter code 25EXTRA at checkout. You're CONTINUE READING

StriVectin Tightening Face Serum Giveaway

Roll back the years with the NEW StriVectin “Roll Back the Years” Firming Collection - a trio of formulas that help to improve skin’s appearance. This three-piece set, which includes the StriVectin-TL Face Serum, the StriVectin-TL Body Cream and the new QVC exclusive StriVectin-TL Neck Serum Roller, helps skin appear firmer and softer on the face, body and neck. . The StriVectin CONTINUE READING

Bath & Body Works Cooling Gel Lotion Needs A New Name

A few weeks ago, I paid a visit to my local Bath & Body Works store. I was on the hunt for a tropical-smelling body wash that wouldn't break the bank, and B&BW seemed like a good place to search. When I entered the store, I was greeted my a really nice saleswoman who asked me what I was CONTINUE READING

Laura Mercier Master Class: Makeup Bag Must-Haves in Your 30s

Every month, my girlfriends from college and I get together for dinner in the Philadelphia area. We started this tradition about two years ago, and - of course - we have a great time catching up and reminiscing!  Most of them are product-obsessed (like me), and most have been through some sort of make-up introductory when we became "of age" to wear it.  Now CONTINUE READING

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2014: 20 Can't Miss Beauty Exclusives!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is in full swing. July 18th through August 3rd, shoppers nationwide will participate in what has been an annual ritual since the 1960’s. Vacation days are planned around it, lines form in anticipation of it – and it’s not only for the pre-season savings on fall fashion and accessories. During the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, the Cosmetics department provides their devoted beauty customers the opportunity to scoop up unique limited-edition items from CONTINUE READING

Dermadoctor Physical Chemistry

One of my all-time favorite products is Dermadoctor KP Duty, a dual action body exfoliator that combines the benefits of a chemical peel and microdermabrasion. It was developed to treat chicken skin - those little red bumps that many people get on their upper arms. But, for years, I've been using it to exfoliate my legs pre-shave.  There's really no body exfoliator CONTINUE READING

Mineral Makeup

MAC Mineralize Will Materialize On October 16th

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 MAC Mineralize Will Materialize On October 16th
Mineralize: The mania for mineral-rich makeup-foundation, powders, blush, eye shadows – is ever on the ascendant. Minerals will glorify and galvanize MAC’s latest mineral earth-offerings, and showcase our permanent Mineralize collections. The Artists have only but to ask: We are delighted to bring back our best-selling Mineralize Eye Shadow and Mineralize Blush at their request…three eye shadows from A Muse, three from Antiquitease, and six blush shades from Sonic Chic. Two shimmer shades of Mineralize Skinfinish will be permanent as well. In addition, brushes that are the most effective with Mineralize products will prove indescribably indispensable. Now available together in one permanent collection.

 MAC Mineralize Will Materialize On October 16th

Mineralize Satinfinish SPF15 Foundation

Suggested Retail Price: $26.50 U.S.

Mineralize Skinfinish
Soft And Gentle: Gilded peach bronze
Gold Deposit: Gold copper bronze with gold sparkle
Suggested Retail Price: $25.00 U.S.

Mineralize Skinfinish/ Natural

Light: Soft pale beige
Light Medium: Pale golden beige
Medium: Soft creamy beige
Medium Plus: Tan beige
Medium Dark: Caramel beige
Medium Deep: Rich golden tan
Dark: Deep caramel
Deep: Dark Rich golden bronze
Suggested Retail Price: $25.00 U.S.

Mineralize SPF15 Foundation/Loose
A Lightweight, loose powder foundation. Gives skin a smooth, radiant look with a natural finish. Special mineral complex helps keep skin healthy and nourished.
Light, Light Medium, Medium, Medium Plus, Medium Dark
Medium Deep, Dark, Deep Dark, Deeper Dark
Suggested Retail Price: $29.00 U.S.

Mineralize Eye Shadow (Duo)
Engaging: Pinky beige and yellow gold with rose veining (frost)
Earthly Riches: Deep plum and dirty deep grey with pink veining (frost)
Family Silver: Dirty light silver and midtone dirty silver with gold veining (frost)
Heat/Element: Rich yellow gold/rusty red brown (frost)
Illusionary/Burning Ambition: White gold with gold pearl/deep milk chocolate (frost)
Bright Side/Gallery Gal: Champagne gold/soft olive green (frost)
Suggested Retail Price: $17.50 U.S.

Mineralize Blush

Dainty: Light yellow pink with gold pearl (frost)
Warm Soul: Midtone beige with gold pearl (frost)
Gleeful: Deep dirty blue pink with gold pearl (frost)
Gentle: Raspberry with gold pearl (frost)
Love Joy: Warm midtone brown with gold pearl (frost)
Love Thing: Dirty burgundy with gold pearl (frost)
Suggested Retail Price: $18.50 U.S.

109 Small Contour
Suggested Retail Price: $32.00 U.S.

187 Duo Fibre Face
Suggested Retail Price: $42.00 U.S.

188 Small Duo Fibre Face
Suggested Retail Price: $34.00 U.S.

190 Foundation
Suggested Retail Price: $32.00 U.S.

217 Blending
Suggested Retail Price: $22.50 U.S.

239 Eye Shader
Suggested Retail Price: $24.50 U.S.

182 Buffer
Suggested Retail Price: $45.00 U.S.

Mineralize will be available at MAC stores, counters and at beginning on October 16.

MAC Sheer Minerals Coming October 16th!

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SHEERMINERALS MAC Sheer Minerals Coming October 16th!
Sheer Minerals: A lightweight, loose powder foundation gives skin a smooth, radiant look with a natural finish. Special mineral complex helps keep skin healthy and nourished.

SHEERMINERALS AMB MAC Sheer Minerals Coming October 16th!
Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation/Loose
Light Medium
Medium Plus
Medium Dark
Medium Deep
Deep Dark
Deeper Dark
Suggested Retail Price $29.00 U.S.

SHEERMINERALS POWD 12 MAC Sheer Minerals Coming October 16th!
Mineralize Sheersheen Powder/Loose
A sheer, loose mineral powder that gives a luminous glow to the face. The natural micro-fine mineral highlights the complexion and helps minimize that appearance of flaws on the skin.
Sheerbronze: Soft bronze with gold pearl
Lucent: Faded mid-tone pink with pink and white pearl
Silver Aura: Muted pinky beige with silver shimmer
Suggested Retail Price $19.50 U.S.

SHEERMINERALS CHEEK 14 MAC Sheer Minerals Coming October 16th!
Mineralize Skinfinish
Soft and Gentle: Gilded peach bronze
So Ceylon: Rose bronze with golden bronze veining
Petticoat: Pale rose with gold and amber veining
Suggested Retail Price $25.00 U.S.

SHEERMINERALS BRUSH181 MAC Sheer Minerals Coming October 16th!
181 Small Buffer Brush
Suggested Retail Price $30.00 U.S.

182 Buffer Brush
Suggested Retail Price $45.00 U.S.

Available at MAC stores, counters and at on October 16.

Bare Escentuals Friends & Family: Take 20% Off

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bare+escentuals Bare Escentuals Friends & Family: Take 20% Off
I know that many of you are Bare Escentuals loyalists. So this one is for you…

Between June 19th and June 22nd, Bare Escentuals is offering a 20% Friends & Family discount on all purchases. Enter coupon code FRIEND8 at checkout.

Alice Cosmetics Giveaway Winners Revealed!

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alice+cosmetics+shadow Alice Cosmetics Giveaway Winners Revealed!
Happy Monday, lovelies. The time has come to announce the winners of Spoiled Pretty’s latest giveaway, sponsored by Alice Cosmetics. If your name is Anika Berryhill-Watson, Roopa Kalyanaraman, or Belinda Moore – congrats, it’s your lucky day!

Each of these ladies has won a Buff Palette, three eye shadows, a foundation, a Buffer/Veil, and an eye shadow guard!! Yowza!

For those of you who entered but won absolutely nuthin’, Alice Cosmetics feels for you. That’s why they’re generously offering a 20% discount off any purchase made through June 3rd (at 11:30 EST). Simply enter coupon code SPOILEDPRETTY at checkout.

Alice Cosmetics Giveaway!

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I don’t typically get excited about mineral makeup. Probably because, nowadays, it seems like everyone is introducing a mineral line. So when I say that I’m blown away by Alice Cosmetics, you know I’m telling the truth.

I’m not really a mineral makeup girl. And I’m a klutz. Something about jars of powder just seems too complicated and cumbersome for me. But what I love about Alice Cosmetics is that it’s a line of minerals made for people like me. The rich shades are comparable to colors you would find in a “traditional” line of makeup. Plus, Alice Cosmetics offers innovative brushes and accessories.

alice+cosmetics+mini+miracle+cloth Alice Cosmetics Giveaway!One of the standouts is the Mini Miracle Cloth, which cleans your face without soap! Made of millions of microfibers (each a tiny fraction of the size of a human hair), the Mini Miracle Cloth emulsifies the oil in the skin and then rinses it away along with your makeup. As an added bonus, it aids in the treatment of acne because you can wash using only water, with no added chemicals or irritants.

I am so wild about Alice Cosmetics that I’m partnering with them for a giveaway! Three winners will receive one Buff Palette, three eye shadows (winner’s choice), one foundation (winner’s choice), one Buffer/Veil (winner’s choice), and one eye shadow guard.

alice+cosmetics+buff+palete Alice Cosmetics Giveaway!
The Buff Palette is a more elegant way to load your brush with minerals. Make life easy for yourself and use this palette instead of your jar lid for swirling your brush full of foundation minerals. The palette allows the full brush head to be used and provides the perfect surface for mixing minerals to find your perfect match. Comes in a red velvet pouch with a small companion brush for sweeping excess minerals back into the jar through the “lip.”

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All of Alice Cosmetics twenty eye shadows are appropriate for sheer to heavy coverage. And the powders can be used wet for more intense color. As my inner-arm illustrates, the colors are fab (from left to right: Gold Frost, Hunter, Bourbon, Amethyst Gem, and Tawny Star).

alice+cosmetics+tan+foundation Alice Cosmetics Giveaway!
The twelve shades of foundation, the heart of the Alice Cosmetics line, are made to complement all complexions from the palest to the deepest – and can be mixed to create your perfect match.

alice+cosmetics+cool+buffer Alice Cosmetics Giveaway!
Alice Cosmetics Buffers/Veils are translucent powders that give your makeup a perfect finish. These feather-light mineral powders set your foundation and blush…or use alone without foundation for a natural look.

alice+cosmetics+eye+shadow+guard Alice Cosmetics Giveaway!
Last, but certainly not least, is the Eye Shadow Guard. This handy tool helps to keep eye shadow from spilling down below the eye, particularly when applying in heavy layers. It also doubles perfectly as a mascara guard.

Each prize is worth over $80!

To enter, send an email to Be sure to include your full name. The subject line should read “Alice Cosmetics Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, June 1st. Winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, June 2nd, 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. & Canadian residents only.

Good luck!

Urban Decay Loose Pigments: Thrills And Spills

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ud Urban Decay Loose Pigments: Thrills And Spills
I am an Urban Decay groupie. So I really wanted to love their new Loose Pigments. I expected to fall head over heels for these intense, silky soft shadows. But while I am fond of the Urban Decay’s newest offering, I can’t say I’m in love.

I give these pigments major props because the hues are incredibly beautiful. Every shade is a superstar. Believe it or not, the formula is actually mineral makeup, made from pearlized powders – and no dyes or synthetic pigments are used.

P204729 hero Urban Decay Loose Pigments: Thrills And SpillsBut the problem with the product lies in the packaging. Urban Decay created a spill-proof tube, cap with an ergonomic flared handle, and built-in brush to minimize mess…except it’s still kinda cumbersome. The brush picks up a wee too much product, and spills excess pigment when you remove it from the tube. So you end up with hands and fingers sprinkled with shadow before you’ve even lifted the brush to you eyelid.

If you’re thinking about purchasing the Loose Pigments, I would recommend visiting Sephora and playing around with testers. Try before you buy, so to speak.

Bottom line, if these were Pressed Pigments instead of Loose, I’d own one in every color.

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Left to right: Smog (medium brown ), Asphyxia (bright pink w/ purple shift), Goddess (midnight blue w/ electric blue microglitter), and Goddess (midnight blue w/ electric blue microglitter).

Maybelline Does Mineral Makeup

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maybellineminerals Maybelline Does Mineral MakeupMaybelline has a new line of mineral makeup – now available in drugstores.

The collection features concealer, powder and liquid foundations, blush, bronzer, and pressed powder. With built-in sun protection, this mineral line is doubly skin-friendly.

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