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

MAC Metalist and Neon 8 Nail Lacquer

Posted on by daneen in Nail Polish, Nails | Leave a comment

mac+nail+polish+018 MAC Metalist and Neon 8 Nail Lacquer
Hello, my pretties. Meet Metalist and Neon 8, two pretty polishes from MAC’s Neo Sci-Fi collection. The former is described as a “neutral coppertone with white pearl,” the latter as “bright orange with matching pearl.”

I’m partial to Metalist – it’s the perfect compliment to my summer tan. Neon 8 is good, but I wouldn’t go so far as to call it great. It just didn’t do it for me. But don’t take my word for it…the shade is sold out online, so someone is feeling it.

The formula is long-lasting, and is enriched with conditioners and UV protection.

I’ve been walking around for nearly two weeks with mismatched nails (a running joke at work). What kind of self-respting beauty blogger does that? Anyway, I’ve gotta go…I’m overdue for a date with the polish remover.

Toodeloo!

Nailing It: OPI Don’t Socra-tease Me!

Posted on by daneen in Nail Polish, Nails | Leave a comment

angela+Don%27t+Socra tease+Me Nailing It: OPI Dont Socra tease Me!

Dont+Socra tease+Me Nailing It: OPI Dont Socra tease Me!My friend Angela just got her nails did again. Last time, she rocked OPI’s Pompeii Purple. This time around, she went with Don’t Socra-tease Me, a spicy orange. As you can see, it’s hot like fiya!

Orange makeup is in full effect this summer, and painting some on your nails is an easy way to try the trend. Angela wears it well – don’t you think?

Check back in a two weeks for the next edition of Nailing It.

Nailing It: OPI Pompeii Purple

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

nailing+it+opi+pompeii+purple Nailing It: OPI Pompeii Purple
My friend, Angela, has the most fabulous nails.

pompeii+purple Nailing It: OPI Pompeii PurpleEvery two weeks, she visits her local nail salon and emerges with the most marvelous manicure. And Angela doesn’t play coy when it comes to color. With nail polish, she goes for the gusto. Right now, Ange is rocking OPI’s Pompeii Purple – a shimmery magenta. Oooh…pretty!

Since I’m lazy when it comes to doing my own nails, I will be featuring Angela’s on a regular basis. Check back in early July for the next edition of Nailing It. I can’t wait to see what shade she chooses next!

Trend Alert: Fluorescent Fingernails

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

essie neon collection Trend Alert: Fluorescent Fingernails
Fancy yourself a nail trendsetter like Rihanna? Then the next addition to your beauty arsenal must be Essie’s Neon Collection.

Even if you’re a bit color-shy, your little piggies will love these polishes. In fact, these eye-popping shades are so sublime, your fingers will be jealous that your toes are having all the fun!

essie+neons+008 Trend Alert: Fluorescent Fingernails
The Neon Collection consists of four va-va-voom varnishes:

Short Shorts: shockingly flamingo pink (see above)
Mini Shorts: vibrant orange pop
Shorty Pants: light up the night electric yellow
Bermuda Shorts: high-voltage violet

Each color is such a superstar, it’s hard to play favorites. I can tell you my mom’s fave, though…she pleaded and pestered me until I surrendered Bermuda Shorts.

Essie’s Neon Collection is limited-edition, so get ‘em while they’re hot. And they’re hot, trust me.

Hand Sands

Posted on by daneen in Feet, Hands, Nails | 2 Comments

hand+sand Hand Sands
On the hunt for the secret to making your manicure and pedicure last during the beach season? Neri Ortega, nail expert of Butterfly Studio Salon, recommends the following for a long lasting, perfect manicure without chipping:

1. Following a hand massage, it is vital to clean the nail bed twice with acetone or acetone free nail polish remover to make sure that there are no emollients left on the nail- a clean, oil free nail bed is the most important part of a lasting manicure, as it creates a clean surface to begin on.

2. Continue with a protein based base coat- this is key in keeping polish from chipping. A strengthening treatment like OPI’s Nail Envy, works wonderfully to keep nails strong, and polish from chipping.

3. Following the application of polish, a good basic top coat is needed. Neri recommends Essie, and prefers classic top coats over “quick dry” as she finds that quick dry top coats tend to peel faster.

4. Pushing back cuticles rather than cutting them will also help a manicure last longer. To keep nail polish looking shiny and new, and cuticles from looking dull and ashy, she recommends a good cuticle moisturizer like Solar Oil – the oil treatment will multi-task to keep your manicure going for extra days.

With tips this easy, the hardest part will be choosing your favorite color!

New Trend: Imperfect Polish

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

chipped+nail+polish+NYT New Trend: Imperfect Polish
According to the New York Times, chipped nail polish is the new thang. But not everyone can get away with it.

“A girl with skinny jeans and a great bag looks like she did it on purpose,” said Deborah Lippman, a manicurist who has worked on the hands of Gwyneth Paltrow, Mary J. Blige and Madonna. “Those damn skinny girls can get away with murder.”

My nails typically look jacked, so I suppose I’m ahead of the curve.

Click here to read the article in its entirety. I dare you not to laugh at the absurdity of it all.

Photo: nytimes.com

Gossip Girl: Nail The Look

Posted on by daneen in Nail Polish, Nails | Leave a comment

GG 0508 Gossip Girl: Nail The Look
Serena, don’t be sad.
Your nail polish looks fab.

For the last 24+ hours, I have been obsessing over Serena’s nail polish from the May 12th eppy of Gossip Girl. Check out the following pics and drink in the frosty golden mauvelousness.

serena3 Gossip Girl: Nail The Look

serena5 Gossip Girl: Nail The Look

serena2 Gossip Girl: Nail The Look

To replicate the look, I rifled through my lacquer arsenal, and found three that were just about spot-on.

essie tea%26crumpets Gossip Girl: Nail The Look
Essie Tea & Crumpets is a subtle, ladylike frosted beige.

 Gossip Girl: Nail The Look
Essie Mambo is a frosty mocha.

frank n flesh Gossip Girl: Nail The Look
Boys in the Bottle Frank N’ Flesh is a shimmery pink/purple nude.

I just about hit the nail on the head, right? Get it? Nail…on…the…never mind.

xoxo,
Spoiled Pretty

Page 22 of 25« First...10...16171819202122232425