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The British Are Coming: Rimmel London Giveaway!

rimmel+london+giveaway The British Are Coming: Rimmel London Giveaway!

Rimmel London may be celebrating its 10th anniversary in the US, but one of you will win an absolutely fabulous anniversary present.

This week, enter to win a prize package worth $150, filled with some of Rimmel London’s best products for summer – including two new must-have mascaras that have yet to hit shelves!!!

One lucky reader will receive:

Sexy Curves Waterproof Mascara (will be on shelves in July)
Glam’Eyes Lash Flirt Mascara (will be on shelves in July)
Lash Maxxx Waterproof Mascara
Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer in Jet Black and Deep Ocean
Colour Rush Eyeshadow Quad in Chocolatine and Bronzed
Fix & Perfect Foundation Primer
Stay Matte Clarifying Matte Foundation
Natural Bronzer in Sundance
Mono Blush in Peach
1000 Kisses Lip Liner in Natural and Indian Kiss
Lasting Finish Kiss & Stay Gloss in English Rose and Lustrous Nude
Lasting Finish Intense Wear Lipstick in Pink Champagne, Alarm and Crush
60 Seconds Nail Polish in Camouflage, Shocker and Pulsating

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 “Rimmel London Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, June 28th. One winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, June 29th, 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. residents.

Good luck!

O My Goodness: Coolest Trick With MAC’s Style Warrior Nail Lacquers!

mac+nail+lacquer O My Goodness: Coolest Trick With MACs Style Warrior Nail Lacquers!

Today, I stopped by the Bloomie’s MAC counter at the Willow Grove Mall to pick up a few necessities (MAC Clear Lipglass and Nail Lacquer in Peaceable).

While I was there, my girl Hope showed me the coolest trick with the new Style Warrior Nail Lacquers. Paint on a layer of Violet Fire, then let dry. Then apply a layer of Mercenary.

When it’s all said and done, it looks almost identical to one of my fave MAC lipsticks, O.

 O My Goodness: Coolest Trick With MACs Style Warrior Nail Lacquers!

Please pardon my raggedy cuticles and sloppy paint job. But trust me, it’s gorge in person.

Peachy Keen

I don’t look good in peach, so I was pleasantly surprised that it looks good on me. Case in point: two of Chanel‘s offerings from Cote d’Azur, the brand’s summer 2009 collection.

 Peachy Keen

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Orange Fizz drenches nails in a vibrant, orange creamsicle shade that looks gorge against golden tanned skin…which I happen to have (year-round, I might add). Oh, don’t hate…appreciate! Two coats of Orange Fizz followed by a layer of Seche Vite creates a pretty pedi that looks ‘just-did’ for 2 weeks!

chanel+in+love+blush Peachy Keen

And I’m absolutely head over heels for Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush in In Love. At first glance, it seems a doppelganger for NARS Orgasm Blush. But upon closer inspection, you’ll find that the pigment is less sheer and sparkly. Light brown girls who have been disappointed by NARS‘ best-selling blush will absolutely swoon over In Love’s peachy glow.

Coming Soon: Zoya Truth and Dare Nail Polish Collections

zoya+truth+or+dare Coming Soon: Zoya Truth and Dare Nail Polish Collections

The choice is yours…Truth, Dare or both?

Zoya‘s fall 2009 collections, Truth and Dare, will be available on July 15th.

zoya+truth Coming Soon: Zoya Truth and Dare Nail Polish Collections

Truth Collection: classic, bright and straightforward
Penny – copper gold metallic
Kalmia – rose copper metallic
Salma – scarlet red metallic
Isla – venetian red metallic
Anaka – fuchsia metallic glimmer
Drew – mauve rose metallic

zoya+dare Coming Soon: Zoya Truth and Dare Nail Polish Collections

Dare Collection: edgy, dark and mysterious
Vanessa – blue red cream
Ciara – burgundy plum cream
Demi – purple mauve cream
Pinta – inky violet cream
Envy – gleaming Jade green
Ibiza – gleaming Sapphire blue (with a little shimmer too)

Zoya Nail Polish truth or dare Coming Soon: Zoya Truth and Dare Nail Polish Collections

Six new Zoya Hot Lips Gloss will compliment the nail polish collections.

Matte Nails NOW

instyle+magazine+june+2009 Matte Nails NOW

As a beauty expert, I have the skinny on which trends are going to blow up come next season. And one that I’m particularly excited about is matte nail polish.

Most of the upcoming matte nail polish formulations haven’t yet hit shelves, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait until fall to rock the trend. The June issue of In Style Magazine has a great tip:

“Simply use your base coat as a top coat to remove shine from your nail lacquer.”

Genius! Thanks, In Style!

NARS Vintage 2009 Nail Polish

nars+vintage+2009+nail+polish NARS Vintage 2009 Nail Polish

Seems like everyone is re-releasing discontinued nail polish shades, as of late.

While perusing the NARS website, I just learned that (for a limited time), the brand is pulling a Lazarus on some oldie but goodie lacquers.

The NARS Vintage 2009 collection includes:

Blue Lagoon – iridescent powder blue
ChaChaCha – semi-sheer tangerine with gold reflections
Hunger – hot orange red
Tallulah – rich grape
Zizi – clear with peach and gold glitter

Zoya MATTEVELVET Collection For Fall 2009

zoya+mattevelvet+collection+nail+polish Zoya MATTEVELVET Collection For Fall 2009Okay, I realize that summer hasn’t yet arrived. But Zoya has some exciting news for fall 2009, and it’s impossible for me to keep my big mouth shut until July. Just can’t do it.

After working with hundreds of matte formulations and color options, the Zoya color experts have just announced three limited edition MATTEVELVET shades for fall.

Loredana: gunmetal gray matte shimmer
Dovima: black matte shimmer
Posh: wine matte shimmer

Designed to appeal to a multitude of matte color trend lovers (including every metro mod, vintage stylista, retro pin up, goth beauty, street chic fashionista and color junkie out there), MATTEVELVET shades deliver the new color of fashion. Zoya’s exclusive blend of matte base and subtle shimmer result in utterly wearable and truly stylish nail polish.

MATTEVELVET is not intended to be worn with a base coat, top coat or speed dryer of any kind. And due to the unique matte formulation, the color isn’t as long-wearing as Zoya’s traditional nail color.

MATTEVELVET will be available starting June 1, 2009 and retails for $6 per bottle.

OPI Colorcopia: Your Old Faves Are Back For A Limited Time

opi+colorcopia OPI Colorcopia: Your Old Faves Are Back For A Limited TimeToday, I met up with my Mom and she was sporting the most gorgeous magenta mani. When I asked the color, she said, “It’s OPI Kinky in Helsinki. I think it’s new.”

The name was vaguely familiar, but I knew that the shade hadn’t been new for at least a couple of years. So I did some research and found that my mom, while misinformed, was on the right track.

OPI’s new Colorcopia collection is a limited edition collection celebrating over 20 years of OPI favorites. Best sellers from the last 20 years of OPI nail lacquer are back to celebrate OPI’s 20th anniversary.

The Colorcopia lineup includes:

Berry+Berry+Broadway OPI Colorcopia: Your Old Faves Are Back For A Limited Time
Berry Berry Broadway (New York City Collection, 2000)
A brilliant berry, bright as the Broadway lights.

Cancun+Fiesta OPI Colorcopia: Your Old Faves Are Back For A Limited Time
Cancun Fiesta (OPI Nail Lacquer Launch, 1989)
Rich warm pink worth celebrating!

Copper+Mountain+Copper OPI Colorcopia: Your Old Faves Are Back For A Limited Time
Copper Mountain Copper (Winter Resort Collection, 1995)
Take a “peak” at this coppery-wine shade.

DC+Cherry+Blossom OPI Colorcopia: Your Old Faves Are Back For A Limited Time
D.C. Cherry Blossom (9091 Collection, 1990)
A vivid cherry-pink that’s politically correct.

Florentine+Fuchisa OPI Colorcopia: Your Old Faves Are Back For A Limited Time
Florentine Fuchsia (International Collection, 1991)
Pink-red with the accent on beautiful.

French+Bordeaux OPI Colorcopia: Your Old Faves Are Back For A Limited Time
French Bordeaux (International Collection, 1991)
A rich, full-bodied red.

Kinky+in+Helsinki OPI Colorcopia: Your Old Faves Are Back For A Limited Time
Kinky in Helsinki (European Collection, 2002)
A wild magenta that warms even the coldest nights.

Mediterranean+Moonlight OPI Colorcopia: Your Old Faves Are Back For A Limited Time
Mediterranean Moonlight (Mediterranean Collection, 1994)
A light shade of gleaming caramel.

Purplepolis OPI Colorcopia: Your Old Faves Are Back For A Limited Time
Purple-opolis (Greek Isles Collection, 2004)
The Parthenon of all purples- a vibrant violet.

sahara+sapphire OPI Colorcopia: Your Old Faves Are Back For A Limited Time
Sahara Sapphire (Painted Desert Collection, 1998)
A radiant violet-blue, chilled by the desert night.

Shoot+Out+at+the+Ok+Coral OPI Colorcopia: Your Old Faves Are Back For A Limited Time
Shootout at the O.K. Coral (American Collection, 1995)
A pink-peach that’s way more than okay!

Venus+di+Violet OPI Colorcopia: Your Old Faves Are Back For A Limited Time
Venus di Violet (Collezione Italiana, 2001)
A delicate, opalescent violet that’s a true work of art.

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