Because Shaving is the Pits: DERMAdoctor Gorilla Warfare Antiperspirant Giveaway!


My hair grows like a weed. Unfortunately, the hair of which I speak is not on my head. My legs and underarms give my razor a workout. If I shave in the morning, by afternoon, I've got stubble. And forget about skipping days...unless I want to look like Sasquatch. Getting rid of the hair is not only expensive (I CONTINUE READING

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: BlowPro Perfect Shower Cap


The shower and my chemically-straightened hair are frenemies. Every seventh day when I wash my hair, they get along great in a shampoo Shangri-la. But the rest of the week, I employ a shower cap to keep the steam from undoing the silky straightness. I have been wearing shower caps since I was a child, and I’ve tried them CONTINUE READING

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

Nails

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.

Peachy Keen

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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

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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.

MAC Violet Fire Nail Lacquer

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 MAC Violet Fire Nail Lacquer

Today, I’ll be on the NBC 10! Show again…this time, chatting about my favorite summer beauty must-haves.

On my nails, I’ll be rocking MAC Violet Fire Nail Lacquer – from the new Style Warrior color collection.

Matte Nails NOW

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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!

I’m Featured On All Lacquered Up!

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all+lacquered+up+whats+on+your+nails Im Featured On All Lacquered Up!If you’re a nail phile, you really must visit (and bookmark) my girl Michelle’s blog, All Lacquered Up…and not just because I’m featured in today’s installment of her weekly column, What’s On Your Nails.

All Lacquered Up is the web’s first (and best, by a landslide) nail focused beauty blog. Michelle’s site serves as an outlet to share her intense love of color and all things nails. Regular features include nail trends, nail lacquer collection reviews and industry insider interviews.

Thanks for showing Spoiled Pretty some love, Michelle!

Zoya MATTEVELVET Collection For Fall 2009

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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.