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

Organic

Makeup Mondays With Mario: Natural Beauty

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mmwmd Makeup Mondays With Mario: Natural Beauty

Celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic is answering your burning beauty questions!!! Every Monday, he will answer a beauty/skin care question as part of a weekly column on Spoiled Pretty, Makeup Mondays with Mario.

Dear Mario,
I’m writing for advice on eco-friendly/natural/organic beauty products and makeup. I want to incorporate some “green” products into my routine, but I don’t know where to start. I’m not interested in granola-crunchy stuff made out of hemp that smells like patchouli. I want high quality products that work as well as my regular products, but are also good for my body and the earth. Please share any favorite brands or products. Thanks.
-Linda
PS – I’m a big fan – so basically whatever you recommend, I’m going to buy.

josie+maran+cosmetics Makeup Mondays With Mario: Natural Beauty
Linda,

There are definitely great eco-friendly, organic beauty products out there for you to use and enjoy – and I think in the future we’ll be seeing a lot more beauty companies going green as well.

One of my personal faves is Josie Maran Cosmetics. Her line of makeup is very eco-friendly and the products deliver beautifully as true makeup should. Aside from being good for our environment, Josie’s makeup has tons of benefits for your skin. Most of her products are made with Argan Oil which, thanks to Josie, is becoming very popular for its healing abilities.

As a makeup artist working on sets and photo shoots, I tend to use product that has great pigment and textures over products that are eco-friendly or organic. But Josie’s line totally delivers. Of course, I have to mention the Bear Naked Wipes that I can’t live without. They are, hands down, the best makeup wipes ever! Other great natural brands I like are Tarte, Korres and Bare Escentuals.


Thanks for visiting Makeup Mondays with Mario!

xo,
Mario


Got a question for Mario? Email your makeup and skin care queries to spoiledprettyquestions@gmail.com, and check back next Monday to read Mario’s expert advice!

Recessionista’s Fabuless Pick of the Week: eos Lip Balm Smooth Spheres

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eos+lip+balm+smooth+sphere Recessionistas Fabuless Pick of the Week: eos Lip Balm Smooth Spheres

If the thought of sticking your bacteria-laden fingers in a pot of lip balm/gloss doesn’t appeal to you, I have an excellent (and economical) solution.

ed+westwick+eos+lip+balm+smooth+sphere Recessionistas Fabuless Pick of the Week: eos Lip Balm Smooth SpheresNew Lip Balm Smooth Spheres from eos have this cool, ergonomic packaging that bridges the gap between high-end lip balms and chapsticks. And the USDA certified organic formula is enriched with hydrating ingredients (Vitamin A, shea butter, and jojoba oil). Available in three delish flavors (Summer Fruit is my fave…and it’s pink, natch), these balms will only set you back a couple of bucks.

I love ‘em. Chuck Bass loves ‘em. You (and your wallet) are gonna love ‘em too!

Lip Balm Smooth Spheres are now available at evolutionofsmooth, drugstore.com and will soon be available at Walgreens (July), Rite Aid (July), SpaceNK (August) and Duane Reed (August).

100% Pure Kids Line at Bath & Body Works

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100+percent+pure+kids 100% Pure Kids Line at Bath & Body Works
One of my new favorite brands, 100% Pure, has a new line for the kiddies. Sold exclusively at bathandbodyworks.com, products include 2-in-1 Hair & Body Foam, Body Cream and Bubble Bath in yummy scents like Strawberry Ice Cream.

The line is made from the highest quality, organic, all-natural ingredients to give skin all the nourishment it needs; no synthetic chemicals, harsh detergents, artificial fragrances, toxic preservatives or any other harmful ingredients that can irritate sensitive skin are used.

And because the future belongs to the children, all 100% Pure Organic Kids formulas are biodegradable, feature labels printed with soy ink, and come in recyclable packaging made mostly from post-consumer recycled plastic, glass or aluminum. Plus, the entire collection is vegan, natural and food-based, with no ingredients or products that are tested on animals.

For my review of 100% Pure’s adult offerings, click here.

150 Free Samples?!?!

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saffronrouge 150 Free Samples?!?!
I recently discovered Saffron Rouge, the premiere online destination for organic skin care, cosmetics, and aromatherapy in North America. Saffron Rouge is comprised of a team of organic beauty experts headed by husband and wife team Jeff and Kirstin Binder, whose mission is to provide customers with one-stop shopping access to the finest organic skin care and aromatherapy products from around the world.

One of the most exciting features at Saffron Rouge is their incredible offering of beauty samples – choose from a library of over 150 products!

florascent 150 Free Samples?!?!The number of free samples you can request is based on your order total so the more you order, the more samples you can choose.

Order between:

$1 – $74.99 & choose 2 free samples
$75 – $199.99 & choose 3 free samples
$200 – $299.99 & choose 4 free samples
$300 or more & choose 5 free samples

Founder Kirstin also writes a sassy bi-weekly blog.

Visit Saffron Rouge at saffronrouge.com.