Miss Oops is On Sale at HauteLook


I love Miss Oops fashion fixers and have been using them for years. If you wear clothes, you NEED to get acquainted with Miss Oops. All of those things that can and do go wrong with your wardrobe can be fixed by Miss Oops problem-solving products. Shirt revealing too much cleavage? Accidentally get a deodorant stain on your top? Are your CONTINUE READING

Get Catty With Wildfox Catfarer Sunglasses


I've been searching for some cat eye sunnies for forever. On a whim, I bought these Wildfox Catfarer Sunglasses from Shopbop - hoping that they wouldn't look too cartoonish. Even though I was afraid they'd be too large, I'm digging the oversized frames. They make a statement without overwhelming my face. And the cat eye shape is subtle, so it's not CONTINUE READING

Peep My Polish: Revlon Top Speed Nail Enamel in Superstitious


Now that I have two kids - and the youngest being 6 weeks old - I needed to get better acquainted with quick-dry nail polish options. I hardly have time to do anything, let alone a DIY - so I needed to find some lacquers that fit my new lifestyle. Yesterday, while going my grocery shopping, I picked up Revlon CONTINUE READING

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

Nail Polish

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.

Essie Fall 2008 Color Collection Giveaway!!!

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Essie+Fall+2008 Essie Fall 2008 Color Collection Giveaway!!!
Earlier this week, I promised that I would be reviewing some of the hottest new makeup collections for Fall 2008. Yes…I realize I’m a wee bit behind. But I’ve been busy. And the Olympics have been distracting me. Then Amber and I got on the phone and talked forev. And now my throat’s a tore up mess.

But I’m making it up to you…with a fantabulously unexpected giveaway!!! Nothing like a beauty bribe to keep you coming back. You know you love me.

This week, I’ve joined forces with Essie to spoil one reader pretty with these cool jewel-toned nail polishes in the season’s hottest color palette. The collection compliments fall’s bold blast of color with six stunning shades ranging from rich, elegant reds to deep, luscious purples.

Essie’s fall 2008 nail color collection 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

Each bottle retails for $8. Or purchase the full collection for $45. Or you could enter this week’s giveaway – and if you win, the entire collection would be FREE!

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name. The subject line should read “Essie Fall 2008 Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Wednesday, August 20th. One winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Thursday, August 21st, 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. and Canadian residents only.

Good luck!

Oooh…and watch my very first video!!! But be sure to take your Dramamine before viewing…

Rihanna Dashes Outta Dashing Diva With Wet Nails

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Rihanna+Dashing+Diva Rihanna Dashes Outta Dashing Diva With Wet Nails
Last Thursday, nail trendsetter Rihanna got a white hot mani/pedi at the 8th Street Dashing Diva nail salon. Girlfriend is a gal on the go – as you can see, she dashed out of Dashing Diva with wet toenails.

Rihanna+pedicure Rihanna Dashes Outta Dashing Diva With Wet Nails

Source: Young, Black & Fabulous

Patience Is A Virtue: MAC Cult of Cherry Available in September

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MAC+Cult+Cherry Patience Is A Virtue: MAC Cult of Cherry Available in September
The Cult of Cherry is luscious, dramatic, undeniably eroticized. Ripened lips, Spiced Hot Chocolate eyes or Illegal Purple nails, combine to seduce with a sweet-and-shock, way-to-go dark. Separates the bitter from the sweet. This drama just gets more delicious.

Cult+of+Cherry+Lipstick Patience Is A Virtue: MAC Cult of Cherry Available in September
Lipstick
Crème Cerise: Sheer yellow taupe (lustre)
Lightly Ripe: Sheer mid-tone pink (lustre)
Russian Red: Intense bluish red (matte)
“O”: Intense purplish red with metallic gold (frost)
So Scarlet: Clean grape burgundy (amplified)
Suggested Retail Price: $14.00 U.S.

Cult+of+Cherry+Lipglass Patience Is A Virtue: MAC Cult of Cherry Available in September
Lipglass
Cherry Blossom: Sheer light pink with multi-dimensional pearl (frost)
Rich & Ripe: Mid-tone pinkish red with multi-dimensional pearl (frost)
Cult of Cherry: Clean red with red pearl (frost)
Liqueur: Neutral brownish mauve with multi-dimensional pearl (frost)
Jampacked: Sheer grape with multi-dimensional pearl (frost)
Suggested Retail Price: $14.00 U.S.

Cult+of+Cherry+Mattene Patience Is A Virtue: MAC Cult of Cherry Available in September
Mattene
Rapturous: Deep berry red (matte)
Kirsch: Blackened cranberry (matte)
Chock-ful: Blackened brown (matte)
Bing: Blackened eggplant (matte)
Suggested Retail Price: $14.50 U.S.

Cult+of+Cherry+Blush Patience Is A Virtue: MAC Cult of Cherry Available in September
PowderBlush
Blooming: Frosted deep dirty peach (frost)
Plum de Bois: Frosted deep pink bronze with gold pearl (frost)
Suggested Retail Price: $17.50 U.S.
Cult+of+Cherry+Nail+Lacquer Patience Is A Virtue: MAC Cult of Cherry Available in September
Nail Lacquer
Silverstruck: Frosty greyed taupe with multi-dimensional pearl (frost)
Illegal Purple: Creamy blackened eggplant (cream)
Suggested Retail Price: $10.00 U.S.

Zoom+Lash+Mascara Patience Is A Virtue: MAC Cult of Cherry Available in September
ZoomLash
Zoom Black: Rich black
Suggested Retail Price: $11.00 U.S.

Cult+of+Cherry+ +Spiced+Chocolate+Eye+Quad Patience Is A Virtue: MAC Cult of Cherry Available in September
Eyeshadow X4 – Spiced Chocolate Quad
Nanogold: Sheer yellow pink with pink pearl (frost)
Brash: Frosty reddish copper (vxp)
Spiced: Dirty deep reddish brown (matte)
Sweet Chestnut: Frosted cranberry (frost)
Suggested Retail Price: $36.00 U.S.

Cult+of+Cherry+ +Tempting+Eye+Quad Patience Is A Virtue: MAC Cult of Cherry Available in September
Eyeshadow X4 – Tempting Quad
Next to Nothing: Sheer yellow beige with pink pearl (frost)
Sharp: Frosty bright yellow gold (satin)
Dark Edge: Dirty chocolate brown (satin)
Tempting: Rich coco (lustre)
Suggested Retail Price: $36.00 U.S.

Cult+of+Cherry+ +Shadowy+Lady+Eye+Quad Patience Is A Virtue: MAC Cult of Cherry Available in September
Eyeshadow X4 – Shadowy Lady Quad
Light Fall: Dirty light pink (satin)
Smudge Violet: Frosty blackened lavender with multi-dimensional pearl (frost)
Deep Truth: Very dark blue (frost)
Shadowy Lady: Darkly veiled plum (matte)
Suggested Retail Price: $36.00 U.S.

Available:
September 2008 at all MAC locations and maccosmetics.com.

New From MAC: Lustre Twins

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MAC+Lustre+Twins New From MAC: Lustre Twins

Nine new shades of Pro Longwear Lustre Lipcolour featuring an exclusive sheer pigment top coat, with three Nail Lacquers. Separate if you must, but these Lustre Twins shouldn’t live without each other. Codependent couture colour and shine starts here!

Pro Longwear Lustre Lipcolour: A two-step application of lightweight colour + mirror-finished top coat. Apply the colour. Let it dry. Apply the top coat! Provides sheer to medium coverage with a rich, lustrous, moisturizing finish. Longwearing, comfortable on the lips. Won’t shift, transfer, feather or smudge. Replacement top coats available.

Alta Moda/Hip Love: Deep blackened red/Deep plum with red with pearl
Boss Brown/Slave To Pink: Chocolate bronze with pearl/Campagne neutral with pearl
Coco Lust/Sexy Sweet: Deep red brown/copper brown with gold pearl
Custom Rose/Pink Virtue: Berry plum with pearl/Light blue pink with silver pearl
Gypsy Rose/Shimmer It: Berry red with gold pearl/White gold with multicolored pearl
Pink Air/White Top: Ligt pink with pearl/Clear white with red and pink pearl
Red Flame/Orange Flicker: Intense bright yellow red/Bright yellow red with gold pearl
Red Reflection/Mirror: Deep berry magenta with pearl/clear with white pearl
Ripe & Ready/Soft & Lush: Clean bright pink coral with gold pearl/Yellow pink with gold pearl

Suggested retail: $20.00

Nail Lacquer: Revolutionary new high gloss formula. Three long-wearing finishes – Cream, Sheer, and Frosted. Visibly different. Provides no-streak/no-chip finish. Contains conditioners and UV protection. Go hi-lacquer!

Firehouse: Clean bright chrome red (frost)
Perplexing: Deep blue purple (frost)
$$$$$ Yes: Metallic silver foil (frost)

Suggested retail: $11.00

Now available at MAC counters and maccosmetics.com.

90210 No They Didn’t

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OPI+Nail+Polish+90210 90210 No They Didnt
In a brilliant and calculated move, OPI is set to debut a limited-edition nail polish collection inspired by our favorite Beverly Hills spoiled brats. Color details and names have yet to be revealed, but I predict that the Andrea and David shades will be the bombs of the bunch. The line is scheduled to launch in tandem with the 90210 spinoff’s fall premiere.

Just my two cents – and kinda off topic: Why CW decided to resurrect 90210 when they already have Gossip Girl is beyond me. There’s no way this re-hashed mess can top Blair and Serena’s exploits. I’d love to be proved wrong, but I suspect that 90210 (version 2.0) will be little more than a springboard for original cast alums (Shannen Doherty and Jenny Garth) and other washed-up tv stars (yeah, I’m talkin’ about you, Lori Loughlin and Rob Estes).

Source: Nylon Magazine

Why Bother: Maggie Gyllenhaal’s Nails for Marie Claire, August 2008

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maggie+gyllenhaal+marie+claire Why Bother: Maggie Gyllenhaals Nails for Marie Claire, August 2008
For the August 2008 issue of Marie Claire, manicurist Tabitha mixed an arsenal of MAC nail polishes to create the perfect cement gray for cover girl Maggie Gyllenhaal.

maggie+gyllenhaal+marie+claire2 Why Bother: Maggie Gyllenhaals Nails for Marie Claire, August 2008Too bad her hands are obscured in every shot.

And the behind-the-scenes pics on the magazine’s website are too small to appreciate the hue.

Thanks, MC. Thanks for nuthin’.

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