If You Have Hair, The Wet Brush is a Must Have


For years, I have used an oversized wide-tooth comb to detangle my notoriously impossible to detangle post-shampoo hair. The amount of hair that would get caught in the teeth was somewhat alarming. But I chalked it up to the fact that I only wash my hair once a week - so maybe the hair loss really wasn't all that CONTINUE READING

Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream Review


You know how awesome BB creams are for your face? Well, the geniuses at Jergens have harnessed the power of BB and infused it into a lotion for your body. Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream promises flawless-looking skin with 5 visible benefits in just 5 days.  But does it deliver? Watch the video to find out...   Disclosure: This post was CONTINUE READING

Laura Mercier Sale at Gilt.com


As a huge fan of Laura Mercier (I swear by the foundation primer and tinted moisturizer), I was so excited to see that Gilt.com has a nice assortment of beauty products currently on sale. There's everything from sophisticated nail polish colors and soft mineral blush to lip glaze palettes and pencil sets to create an alluring smoky eye. Oh, and CONTINUE READING

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Cover April Issue of Vogue


Welp, folks, it looks like Kanye finally wore Anna Wintour down and got his baby mama a coveted Vogue cover. So the rumors were true. There was buzz a few months back that Kim would cover the fashion bible, but then everyone assumed it would be a foreign Vogue - given Anna's alleged aversion to all things Kardashian. I CONTINUE READING

10 Beauty Products to Get You Through the Flu


Hey Guys! As you all know the weather lately has been terrible and most of us have been getting all kinds of horrible colds and the flu, as a result. This is very personal for me because I work in retail and it seems like I get one disease after the other with all of my customers constantly sneezing CONTINUE READING

Moisturizer

Hello, QVC? Yes…It’s Spoiled Pretty Calling For Kate Somerville

Posted on by daneen in Exfoliation, Moisturizer, Oily Skin | 5 Comments

kate+somerville+1 Hello, QVC? Yes…It’s Spoiled Pretty Calling For Kate SomervilleLast night, I did something I’ve never done before. I called QVC. Not to buy anything…just to tell Kate Somerville that she’s a rock star. The woman is so unpretentious and glowy, what beauty addict wouldn’t wanna chitchat and pick her brain a bit?

So after two rings, a friendly customer service rep answered the phone and asked what item number I’d like to purchase. I explained that I didn’t want to purchase anything – I just wanted to talk to Kate. All the while, I was unconsciously disguising my voice. Why? I have absolutely no idea. It’s just one of those stupid things you do without rhyme or reason…as if the woman on the other end of the line is gonna say, “Daneen…is that you?”

Anyway, the representative told me that – at that time – they weren’t taking testimonials, but kindly thanked me for calling QVC before ending the call.

kate+somerville+oil+free+moisturizer Hello, QVC? Yes…It’s Spoiled Pretty Calling For Kate SomervilleI would have loved to converse with Kate. We could have bonded over our mutual fondness for exfoliation. I wanted to tell her that ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment is pure genius…that my mom thinks her Line Release Under Eye Repair is worth its weight in gold…and that I can’t wait to get my mitts on her new Oil-Free Moisturizer.

But who do they patch through to Ms. Somerville? Two crazy ladies who rambled on so long that they forgot what they were talking about. Typical. It’s just like the TV news – the on-the-scene reporter always interviews the eccentric woman with curlers in her hair or the man with the missing teeth who has nothing particularly relevant to say.

Gotta get me some of that moisturizer. I’ll report back when I do.

L’Oréal Skin Genesis Daily Moisturizer Oil-Free Lotion

Posted on by daneen in Anti-Aging, Moisturizer, Oily Skin | 2 Comments

penelope+skin+genesis LOréal Skin Genesis Daily Moisturizer Oil Free Lotion
L’Oreal says…

This unique, lightweight hydrator creates a more flawless complexion. The oil-free formula instantly smoothes skin’s surface and evens tone.

Strength building benefits:
* Builds strength deep within skin’s surface
* Reinforces skin’s matrix to add fullness, improve elasticity, and renew skin’s eveness from within
* Strengthens from between skin’s layers
* Helps promote healthy collagen production to fortify skin’s structure and support
* Smoothes the surface layer
* Boosts cellular renewal to help erase fine lines, and instantly hydrates for more even, light-reflective skin

Spoiled Pretty says…

loreal+skin+genesis+oil+free+lotion LOréal Skin Genesis Daily Moisturizer Oil Free LotionAs part of their 2007 Best of Beauty Awards, Allure Magazine honored L’Oréal Paris Skin Genesis line with the Breakthrough Award. Here’s why…the products are formulated with patented Pro-Xylane, an exclusive L’Oréal molecule seven years in the making that strengthens skin and reignites cell activity layers.

I’m no chemist, so I can’t really speak to the science behind Skin Genesis. But as a beauty addict, I can safely say that the Skin Genesis Daily Moisturizer Oil-Free Lotion ranks up there with the best facial moisturizers I’ve ever tried.

First, I love how my skin literally drinks it in. When I apply the lotion after exfoliating, better shield your eyes because my skin is positively luminescent. It also does an excellent job of keeping the greasies at bay – so if your face is on the shinier side, I would absolutely recommend this lotion. And in the few weeks that I’ve been using it, I have noticed an improvement in my skin’s firmness and tone. I’m not the best at using skin treatments consistently – I’m forgetful and easily distracted. But I never leave the house without moisturizer, so I love that this one has multiple benefits.

There’s just one caveat. Skin Genesis Daily Moisturizer Oil-Free Lotion doesn’t contain sunscreen. It just seems a little odd that a product aims to prevent and reverse signs of aging, yet doesn’t offer sun protection.

One Step Manicure & Pedicure Giveaway!

Posted on by daneen in Contest, Exfoliation, Giveaway, Moisturizer, Scrub | 24 Comments

feet+in+sand One Step Manicure & Pedicure Giveaway!
Don’t you love how soft and smooth your feet feel after a day of walking on a wet, sandy beach? Well, if you’ve got 60 seconds to spare, you can recreate that beach-beauty feeling with Surgeon’s Skin Secret’s One Step Manicure & Pedicure Spa Treatments.

one+step+manicure+and+pedicure One Step Manicure & Pedicure Giveaway!
Using a unique combination of sea salts, beeswax, shea butter and botanical oils, One Step Manicure & Pedicure has a two-in-one formula that gently exfoliates and smoothes even the driest skin and cuticles – in less than 60 seconds.

Ideal for use on hands and feet, it’s available in three yummy scents (Lemon, Vanilla, and Sugar Cookie). I’ve recently discovered a new use for One Step Manicure & Pedicure. Rub it all over legs before shaving. Your stems will be so silky smooth, you almost won’t recognize them…and the product is so hydrating, you may be able to get away without lotion, post-shave.

It’s Monday evening, and you know what that means…time for a giveaway! This week, Spoiled Pretty is partnering with Surgeon’s Skin Secret for a sweet giveaway. Twelve readers will win:

One 16 oz jar of One Step Manicure & Pedicure in Sugar Cookie

plus

four+piece+gift+collection One Step Manicure & Pedicure Giveaway!Four-Piece Gift Collection (in lemon): includes 4 oz jar of One-Step Lemon Manicure, .30 oz Beeswax Moisturizer Cuticle Stick, 2.5oz Surgeon’s Skin Secret Moisturizing Stick, and 8 oz tube of 25% Beeswax Cream.

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name. The subject line should read “Mani/Pedi Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, June 15th. Winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, June 16th, 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!

I’ve Been Holding Out On Y’all

Posted on by daneen in Dry Skin, Eczema, Holy Grail, Moisturizer, Rosacea | 5 Comments

I’ve been holding out on y’all. Not on purpose, though.

Just now, I was searching around the blog – taking inventory, if you will, of what products I’ve tested thus far. When I went looking for my glowing review of Atopalm’s MLE Cream, it was nowhere to be found.

I must have told so many people about this miraculous moisturizer that I tricked myself into thinking I had reviewed it on Spoiled Pretty. But, alas, I did not – so here’s the 411, without further ado.

atopalm I’ve Been Holding Out On Y’allThere’s nothing special or sexy about the packaging, fragrance (it’s unscented), or name of this cream. But what I absolutely adore about this moisturizer is that Atopalm obviously put all of its resources into making a stellar product, rather than clever marketing.

Do you have dry skin? Do you suffer from dry flakes, no matter how much you moisturize? Is your skin extremely sensitive? Is rosacea your skin’s arch nemesis? Got a nasty case of eczema? Then you need to get this wonder cream!

Atopalm MLE Cream has plant-derived ingredients to aid in the replenishment of natural skin lipids to form a protective barrier against the elements. It also helps prevent the over evaporation of the skin’s own moisture. And it helps in restoring the skin barrier depleted by microdermabrasion, facial peels, and other harsh treatments. It can be used on both the face and the body, is suitable for adults and children, and is side-effect free!

MLE Cream is the only moisturizer that quenched my perpetually parched face this winter. It fully hydrated my skin without turning greasy, even hours later.

Atopalm products are available at Amazon.com, CVS.com, and SkinStore.com.

All Night Long: Prescriptives Is Good In Bed

Posted on by daneen in Moisturizer, Tan | 1 Comment

goodinbed All Night Long: Prescriptives Is Good In Bed
My new beloved beauty buy is Prescriptives Good In Bed Skin Restoring Night Moisturizer. All night long, this ingenious treatment nourishes and hydrates skin while subtle tanners work to enhance your natural color – so you wake up with a “morning after” glow!

I’ve been diligently applying this cream every night before I hit the sheets – and it does everything it promises. Plus, the soothing scent helps lull me to sleep.

Bottom line: Good In Bed is a dream come true.

Nighttime Is The Right Time

Posted on by daneen in Moisturizer, Skin Care | Leave a comment

sleepingcutie Nighttime Is The Right Time
While you sleep, your skin is hard at work repairing and renewing itself. Which is why it is so important to cleanse your face before your head hits the pillow. One more step you might want to consider is a night cream. According to experts, nighttime is the right time to hydrate and pamper your skin – because skin loses more water in the wee hours, and is also more receptive to active ingredients.

pcaskin rebalance Nighttime Is The Right TimeOne of my new favorites is PCA Skin ReBalance, a nourishing and soothing treatment that helps to repair reddened, irritated or traumatized skin. It’s so gentle that it’s also recommended following chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and laser resurfacing procedures. ReBalance is ideal for use on the face, neck and chest, and safe for all skin types and conditions, including rosacea.

Used regularly, your face will look fresher and more awake!

Shiny, Unhappy People

Posted on by daneen in Combination Skin, Dry Skin, Face, Moisturizer, Oily Skin | Leave a comment

I thought I was done being Miss Greasy Face. In September, I waved goodbye to the oil slick that had summer vacationed on my t-zone. Little did I realize it would be home for the holidays.

I love the way super-rich winter moisturizers soothe my chapped, flaky face; my skin is so thirsty in the morning that it just drinks in the moisture. But by 10 am, I’m rummaging in my purse for my powder compact. And at the end of the day, I’m dabbing at my face with napkins left over from my Saladworks lunch.

If I could get away with the same gel moisturizer I use during warm months, I would; but as luck would have it, when I try wearing a lightweight moisturizer in the winter, I end up looking something like this…

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0028 4609 Shiny, Unhappy PeopleWell, thanks to Eve Lom Moisturiser SPF 15, the oil slick took another vacation – which I think will be a permanent one. Somehow it manages to pamper my parched skin, without any shine or greasy residue; I apply a liberal amount in the AM and I’m shine-free all day – and all night. I would recommend this moisturizer to anyone, regardless of skin type. It’s just that good.

Isn’t it time you learned all about Eve? Eve Lom products are available at Space NK and evelom.com.



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