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

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Follow Zoya on Twitter, Get Free Nail Polish!

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Zoya5000 web Follow Zoya on Twitter, Get Free Nail Polish!

Follow Zoya on Twitter – and if they hit their goal of 5,000 followers by August 3rd, you’ll receive a promo code redeemable for 3 polishes: America, Ali and Paz!

Offer valid in Continental U.S. only. Offer is not valid in conjunction with other promotions, discounts or offers. No purchase necessary.

OPI Matte Collection for Fall 2009

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opi+matte OPI Matte Collection for Fall 2009As I predicted a few months back, matte is going to be the trend for nails come fall. But you needn’t wait until the leaves start turning to rock this look. You can start turning heads this very minute.

This month, OPI releases its long-awaited Matte Collection for Fall 2009. Six of OPI’s best-selling shades get a makeover with a fashion-forward finish.

OPI Matte is cutting edge for nails in terms of sophistication and style,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI executive vice president and artistic director. “An all-matte nail is fresh, confident, and very fashion runway, and OPI Matte is meant for those moments when you want to make a major fashion statement.”

To kick your matte nails up a notch, Suzi suggests painting the entire nail in one of the matte shades, then glossing the tip in the coordinating original OPI nail color. It’s like a funkified French Mani.

But if you choose to go matte, here’s a word of warning: OPI’s Matte polishes do not wear as long as the original lacquers. To maintain the matte finish, do not use a base coat, top coat, drying drops or hand lotion (yikes!) when wearing this new formulation.

The OPI Matte Collection includes:

Alpine Snow – A fresh crisp white
Gargantuan Green Grape – Green kissed by the summer sun
La Paz-itively Hot - A hot pink perfect for when you’re Bo-livia la vida loca
Lincoln Park After Dark – Where midnight meets purple
Russian Navy – Wait until you see this deep-sea indigo!
You Don’t Know Jacques! – If you don’t know how trendy this taupe is!

OPI+Matte+Collection OPI Matte Collection for Fall 2009


Considering my favorite nail color of all time, it’s pretty obvious which of these shades is at the tippy top of my shopping list.

Pre-Order Dior Melisse NOW at Nordstrom

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Dior+Vernis+Melisse+Nail+Polish Pre Order Dior Melisse NOW at Nordstrom

As a beauty blogger, I have the privilege of testing products before they’re released en masse. One that I insist you pre-order right this very second is Dior Vernis in Melisse. This metallic and seriously smoked-out purple won’t be available until July 17th at Nordstrom, but you can reserve it now so that you can wear the hell out of it later.

The other Nordstrom Anniversary Beauty Exclusives Dior Vernis shade is Violine Mystique, a creamy, inky grape.

Dior+Vernis+in+Violine+Mystique Pre Order Dior Melisse NOW at Nordstrom

Click here for the complete list of this year’s exclusive goodies!

Nail Phile Must Have: Zoya Color Lock System

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zoya+color+lock+system Nail Phile Must Have: Zoya Color Lock SystemI don’t think you can consider yourself a true nail file if you haven’t heard of Zoya’s Color Lock System. This 5-step kit surrounds polish with a protective barrier against moisture, bubbling, chipping and UV damage. The kit contains: Anchor Basecoat, Get Even Ridge Filling Basecoat, Armor Topcoat & UV Block, Hurry Up Speed Dry Drops, and Renew Polish Rejuvenator.

The Color Lock System also includes one of my favorite nail products of all time: Remove+ Nail Polish Remover. The ingenious bottle prevents the spillage that typically accompanies traditional nail polish removers. Plus the formula is lavender-scented and purple, which is pretty. And you know I love me some pretty.

When it comes to getting manicures, my mom and sister are like the US Postal Service…through rain, snow, sleet or hail, the nails must get done. So, being the benevolent beauty blogger that I am, I recently gifted them both with this kit. And of the plethora of products I’ve given them this year, Zoya’s Color Lock System is the one they rave about most.

The British Are Coming: Rimmel London Giveaway!

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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!

My Next Nail Polish Purchase: Essie’s Cute As A Button

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essie+nail+polish+summer+2009 My Next Nail Polish Purchase: Essies Cute As A Button

Hands down, my next nail polish purchase will be Essie’s Cute As A Button – a “juicy persimmon delight” from the brand’s summer 2009 collection. My nails are calling its name!

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

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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.