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

Shopbop Sale: Take Extra 25% Off


  Take an extra 25% off select sale items at Shopbop.com 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

Nail Polish

Silly Putty On Your Hands

Posted on by daneen in Nail Polish, Nails | 1 Comment

essiejazz Silly Putty On Your Hands
According to the November issue of Glamour, “greige” (a combo of brown and gray) nail polish looks like a don’t in the bottle, but is a total do on you.

Try:
Butter London in Fash Pack
China Glaze in Hybrid
Essie in Jazz
(above)
Essie in Tartufo
Nubar in Sandstone
OPI in Tickle My France-y
OPI in You Don’t Know Jacques!
Rescue Beauty Lounge in Grunge
Sephora by OPI in Run With It
Zoya in Pasha

Jin Soon Natural Hand and Foot Spa Doesn’t Like Sending Customers Home Empty-Handed

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jin+soon Jin Soon Natural Hand and Foot Spa Doesnt Like Sending Customers Home Empty Handed
Jin Soon Natural Hand and Foot Spa doesn’t like to send customers home empty-handed. During the month of November – visit one of the spa’s three NYC locations, choose one the following NARS Nail Polish shades for your mani or pedi…and you’ll go home with a full-sized bottle in that shade!

Participating shades include:

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Arabesque

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Bohemia

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Candy Darling

dovima Jin Soon Natural Hand and Foot Spa Doesnt Like Sending Customers Home Empty Handed
Dovima

Edelweiss Jin Soon Natural Hand and Foot Spa Doesnt Like Sending Customers Home Empty Handed
Edelweiss

gimme+shelter Jin Soon Natural Hand and Foot Spa Doesnt Like Sending Customers Home Empty Handed
Gimme Shelter

jungle+red Jin Soon Natural Hand and Foot Spa Doesnt Like Sending Customers Home Empty Handed
Jungle Red

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M Butterfly

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Saratoga

Schiap Jin Soon Natural Hand and Foot Spa Doesnt Like Sending Customers Home Empty Handed
Schiap

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Temptation

This promotion is available at all three NYC Jin Soon Natural Hand and Foot Spa locations.

MAC Red She Said

Posted on by daneen in Blush, Eye Liner, Eye Shadow, Eyebrows, Holiday, Lipgloss, Lipstick, Mascara, Nail Polish | 2 Comments

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Passion, heat and danger come together to create this simply sparkling holiday collection. Lips are coloured in lusty shades with shimmering Dazzleglass to add resplendent moisture. Two shades of Mineralize Eye Shadows are zipped together by a strip of silver or gold, while shimmery blushes and silky nail lacquers accentuate a radiant holiday look.

REDSAIDAMBIENT MAC Red She Said

Lipstick
* Quiet Please: Sheer frosty pale beige
* Crazee: Frosty mid-tone coral red with pearl
* Pomposity: Frosty mid-tone blue pink with pearl
* “Red” She Said: Mid-tone blue red
* Soft Pause: Sheer dark brownish berry

Suggested Retail Price $14.00 U.S.

Dazzleglass
* Sugarrimmed: Milky pale pink with red, teal and white pearl
* Baby Sparks: Pale pink with violet pearl
* Miss Dynamite: Sheer orange-y copper with pearl
* Love Alert: Raspberry red with red pearl
* Date Night: Deep plum with blue and gold pearl

Suggested Retail Price $17.50 U.S.

Mineralize Eye Shadow
* Word of Mouth: Frosty pale beige/copper pearl stripe/frosty blue grey
* Threesome: Frosty burnt red/copper pearl stripe/frosty mid-tone pink
* Outspoken: Frosty plum/silver pearl stripe/frosty violet
* Persuasive: Frosty light blue/silver pearl stripe/frosty indigo
* Inter-view: Frosty deep navy/copper pearl stripe/frosty bronzy brown
* Danger Zone: Frosty true red/silver pearl stripe/frosty black

Suggested Retail Price $17.50 U.S.

Fluidline
* Silverstroke: Richly metallic platinum
* Blacktrack: Solid flat black

Suggested Retail Price $15.00 U.S.

Eye Brows
* Lingering: Soft taupe brown
* Spiked: Bottle brunette
* Stud: A deep rich blackened brown

Suggested Retail Price $14.50 U.S.

Fibre Rich Lash
* All Black: Black

Suggested Retail Price $12.00 U.S.

Beauty Powder Blush
* Stark Naked: Shimmery mid-tone mauve with gold pearl
* Enough Said: Shimmery light bronze with gold pearl

Suggested Retail Price $18.00 U.S.

Nail Laquer
* Beiged Bliss: Silken beige-brown
* Rougemarie: Immodestly sexy red-blue

Suggested Retail Price $11.00 U.S.

 MAC Red She Said

Available October 16, 2008 at MAC stores, counters and maccosmetics.com.

MAC Cremesheen

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CREAMSHEEN COL MAC Cremesheen
Speak softly, say something shocking! Cremesheen gives weight to your words, lightness to your lips! Application glides. Texture talks for you. Finish has the last word. Discover the finish that makes Cremesheen such hot gossip.

LIPSTICK - A next-generation, crème-based lipstick that imprints bright, full colour with soft and supple shine. Lightweight, texturally slick, it provides full, rich coverage and easy application.

CREAMSHEEN 3 MAC CremesheenCreme D’Nude: Pale muted peach beige
Ravishing: Clean lightly peachy coral
Speed Dial: Light blue pink
Fanfare: Mid-tone yellow pink
On Hold: Mid-tone yellow raspberry
Speak Louder: Clean poppy blue pink
Modesty: Muted neutral pink
Hot Gossip: Mid-tone pinky plum
Crosswires: Clean pinky orange
Stay In Touch: Lightly yellow brown
Brave Red: Bright yellow red
Dare You: Deep brown red
Party Line: Red-tone plum
Hang-Up: Deep berry

Suggested Retail Price: $14.00

NAIL LACQUER – Revolutionary new high gloss formula

Seasonal Peach: Creamy pale peachy pink (cream)

Suggested Retail Price: $10.00

Nailing It: OPI Parlez-Vous OPI?

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It’s been a while since my last installment of Nailing It, hasn’t it? My bad. I don’t know why I thought my scatterbrained self could handle a regular feature. Anyway, Angela is sporting a new shade, and I’m excited to share – because it’s one of my fall favorites.

If you pay attention to the trend reports, you know that purple reigns this season…and Parlez-Vous OPI is a prime example. This smoky violet had me at bonjour, and it seems that Angela is equally smitten.

La Collection De France from OPI incudes the aforementioned purty purple, along with eleven other stunning shades.

opi louvre me louvre me not Nailing It: OPI Parlez Vous OPI?I’m off to NYC today for Fashion Week – so, in preparation, I painted my piggies in Louvre Me Louvre Me Not (left), a rich royal purple.

C’est magnifique, n’est-ce pas?

Essie Fall 2008 Giveaway Winner

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essie+fall+2008+collection Essie Fall 2008 Giveaway Winner
Congrats, Airody Vidhya Bhat! You are the winner of Spoiled Pretty’s Essie giveaway – and will receive Essie’s Fall 2008 collection, which includes:

Big Spender: Divinely lush red-violet
Forever Young: Fiery tango red
Lacy Not Racy: Velvety vintage burgundy
No Boundaries: Juicy passionate plum
Swept Off My Feet: Dusky rose seduction
Tomboy No More: Red currant truffle

Thanks, Essie, for spoiling Airody pretty. And thanks to all of you who entered. Be sure to enter the ModelCo giveaway for another chance to win some beauty booty.

Recessionista’s Fabuless Pick of the Week: Sephora by OPI

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sephora+by+opi Recessionistas Fabuless Pick of the Week: Sephora by OPIYesterday, I paid a visit to my friendly, neighborhood Sephora store to play around with Sephora by OPI, a collection of nail colors, hand treatments, and nail care products by OPI, available exclusively at Sephora stores.

The Sephora by OPI display, with testers of 54 fashion-forward shades, is a veritable polish playground. In the King of Prussia store, the display is situated right next to the registers…so I felt somewhat guilty for polluting the salespeople’s work area with nail polish fumes. But from the look of one cashier’s multi-colored manicure, I realized that not even the staff is immune to the temptation of the Sephora by OPI testers.

At $9 a bottle, these gorgeous polishes pack more of a financial punch than many other brands on the market – including the original OPI collection. But the green formulation (every shade is DBP, Toluene, and Formaldehyde-free) and saving a trip to another OPI retailer for your nail needs justifies the extra dollars and/or cents.

sephora+opi Recessionistas Fabuless Pick of the Week: Sephora by OPIAnd while I think that nail polishes should be judged on the merits of color, finish, ingredients and staying power, I have to give this collection bonus points for its cheeky monikers – such as Sample Sale, Skinny Jeans, Nonfat Soy Half Caff, It’s Somewhere in My Purse, Brunette on the Internet, Never Enough Shoes, and Beauty Junkie.

The Autumn & Eve Collection pays homage to the deeper, darker shades seen on fall 2008 runways.

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