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

Perfume

Fragrance and Flowers For Mom – Plus A Giveaway!

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Are you bad daughter who waited until the last minute to buy a Mother’s day present? No problem. Spoiled Pretty found a convenient, all-in-one gift kit that mom (and your wallet) will love.

This Mother’s Day, put your own personal touch on a classic gift with limited-edition COTY Mother’s Day Fragrance Gift Kits. Each kit features a luxurious full-size fragrance, a $20 Saving Pass for 1800Flowers.com, a gift bag with tissue paper and a giftable pouch with a customizable “To-From” card. Priced at just $15.99, the affordable kits help you shower mom with flowers and fragrance with one easy purchase. Just choose a favorite fragrance for mom, select the perfect bouquet, and personalize the presentation with the enclosed paper and pouch. COTY Mother’s Day Fragrance Gift Kits are as close as your nearest Target. Available fragrances include:

Halle by Halle Berry Fragrance and Flowers For Mom   Plus A Giveaway!
Halle by Halle Berry is a modern ‘woody oriental’ fragrance capturing Halle’s natural beauty and multi-faceted personality. Incorporating her favorite ingredients like luminous Mimosa and Fig, this fragrance captures the beauty of women with its uniquely contrasted signature: transparent yet textured, fluid but tactile, the sparkling notes composing this scent create a truly sensorial fusion.
Pure Orchid Fragrance and Flowers For Mom   Plus A Giveaway!
Pure Orchid by Halle Berry is a Floral Woody fragrance that leaves a memorable impression. Top notes of crisp Italian Lemon, Papaya Nectar Fizz and Jungle Cactus Flower stimulate the senses, leading to a heart of rare and exotic Masdevallia Orchid. A touch of decadent Blackberry Crème Concentré and subtly sweet Star Anise complete the Orchid accent by creating a unique, sophisticated accord. The scent finishes with an elegant, dry-down base of earthy Giant Sequoia, Patchouli Leaf, and Tonka Bean.
Faith Hill Fragrance and Flowers For Mom   Plus A Giveaway!
Inspired by the luminous radiance at the heart of every woman, Faith Hill Parfums embodies the modern yet classic femininity of the woman who created it. This sparkling floral bouquet opens with dazzling top notes of aromatic Crisp Pear, refreshing Neroli and lush Pink Peony. Providing dimension and depth, bold, yet delicate middle notes include Southern Magnolia, exotic Jasmine and Gardenia for a romantic elegance. The scent finishes with bottom notes of smooth Cashmere Musk, calming Iris and smoky Vetiver.
Celine Dion Fragrance and Flowers For Mom   Plus A Giveaway!
A modern, luminous floral scent, Celine Dion Sensational opens with sparkling icy Pear notes married with luscious Plum and crisp, juicy Apple. These tantalizing fruity notes enliven the senses as they evolve into a dynamic medley of vibrant florals. Brilliant Mimosa introduces the floral heart and mingles with intoxicating Jasmine, luminous Freesia and Orris. A drydown of rich Amber and warm Musk creates a captivating balance inspired by the essence of the confident, sophisticated woman.
Jovan Musk Fragrance and Flowers For Mom   Plus A Giveaway!
Jovan Musk for Women is a delicate floral accord of powdery Jasmine, invigorating Neroli and bold Bergamot, accompanied by the earthy scents of exotic Ylang Ylang, striking Sandalwood and Patchouli.
Jovan Satisfaction Fragrance and Flowers For Mom   Plus A Giveaway!
Jovan Satisfaction for Women is an alluring mix of exotic and sweet. This irresistible fragrance provides a confidence boost with sweet top notes of Mango, Pear and Peach, followed by exotic Frangipane, spicy-sweet Ylang Ylang and Lotus Flower. The scent finishes with a sultry mix of Musk, Sandalwood and warm Vanilla.
Vanilla Fields Fragrance and Flowers For Mom   Plus A Giveaway!
Vanilla Fields is an elegant, oriental, woody fragrance that blends natural notes of warm Vanilla, powdery Jasmine and Violet with earthy Sandalwood, feminine Ylang Ylang and a brief infusion of sweet Mimosa.

This week, Spoiled Pretty is gifting five readers with a COTY Mother’s Day Fragrance Gift Kit!

To enter the giveaway, leave a message in the comments section. Make sure to leave your email or another way for me to get in touch, just in case you get lucky – and also indicate your fragrance preference (sorry, but we’re out of the Pure Orchid and Jovan Musk).

Contest is open to U.S. residents only. The giveaway ends at noon (EST) on Thursday, May 13, 2010. Good luck!

Arm Yourself: Urban Decay Revolver Fragrance Oil

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urban+decay+revolver Arm Yourself: Urban Decay Revolver Fragrance Oil

Arm yourself with Revolver, Urban Decay’s new “sexy and powerful weapon of love.” The fragrance oil opens with top notes of lychee and pineapple leaf, then mixes with the middle note of fig. Sheer, yet potent base notes of amber and Egyptian musk round out the scent.

Eau de toilet perfume sprays often dissipate and fade as the day wears on; but this concentrated perfume oil comes in a perfect, go-anywhere roll applicator that can be targeted right at your pulse points (wrist, inner elbow and behind ears) – ao the fragrance seems as captivating at the end of the day as when you first put it on. Revolver tucks easily into the smallest evening bag without fear of unloading.

Philosophy The Color of Grace Makeup Collection

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philosophy+the+color+of+grace+makeup+collection Philosophy The Color of Grace Makeup Collection
the color of grace collection, $20-37.50: Inspired by philosophy’s best-selling fragrance (and my favorite), amazing grace, the color of grace is makeup that embraces your inner girl with all things pink and beautiful. Philosophy created skin-loving formulas in perfect pink shades that deliver sheer color and heavenly luminosity for a look that is soft, graceful and inspired. Everyone looks prettier in pink lighting. The color of grace is universally flattering and created for all women who want to feel sweet, kind, pretty and feminine. Available at philosophy.com, Sephora and Nordstrom stores in April.
philosophy+the+color+of+grace+heavenly+light+pink+illuminator Philosophy The Color of Grace Makeup Collection
the color of grace heavenly light pink illuminator, $28: A pink light, liquid luminizer that combines skin-loving moisture and brightening botanicals to restore radiance for heavenly luminosity.
philosophy+the+color+of+grace+amazing+grace+shimmering+face+powder Philosophy The Color of Grace Makeup Collection
the color of grace amazing grace shimmering face powder, $29.50: a sweetly shimmering, silky, pale pink powder that brightens your complexion and creates a soft focus glow as it releases an uplifting, feminine hint of amazing grace fragrance.

philosophy+the+color+of+grace+art+of+blushing Philosophy The Color of Grace Makeup Collection
the color of grace art of blushing, $35: a multidimensional palette of three silky, sheer blushes in perfect pink shades surrounded by luminous highlighter, to deliver pure color and light for skin that looks soft, luminous and inspired.

philosophy+the+color+of+grace+amazing+grace+coloring+book Philosophy The Color of Grace Makeup Collection
the color of grace amazing grace coloring book, $37.50: a purse-sized palette of perfect pink shades for lips, eyes and cheeks to create the face of grace. two eyelighting shadows, two perfect pink lip glosses, an all-over cream illuminator, powder blush and a shimmering face powder scented with a touch of amazing grace fragrance.

philosophy+the+color+of+grace+go+with+grace+face+brush Philosophy The Color of Grace Makeup Collection
the color of grace go with grace face brush, $20: heavenly pink, kabuki-inspired natural hair brush that provides flawless application and blendability of powder or blush. In a pretty-to-go, retractable case.

philosophy+the+color+of+grace+eyelighting+shadow+duo Philosophy The Color of Grace Makeup Collection
the color of grace eyelighting shadow duo, $22: sheer washes of color that light up the eyes with delicately shimmering minerals. Available in a luminous duo: heaven/earth.
philosophy+the+color+of+grace+angel+kiss+lip+gloss Philosophy The Color of Grace Makeup Collection
the color of grace angel kiss lip gloss, $17.50: Grace your lips in creamy, dreamy goodness. The color of grace angel kiss lip gloss loves lips. It blends high-shine, sheer color with lip-caring goodness. Helps enhance the softness and natural rosiness of lips, while a hint of vanilla-mint flavor refreshes the breath.

Flora by Gucci Eau de Parfum

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Gucci+Flora Flora by Gucci Eau de Parfum

Flora by Gucci Eau de Parfum, which follows the debut of the Flora by Gucci Eau de Toilette, is the latest product developed for the growing Flora fragrance world. The light, feminine touch of Flora resonated immediately with consumers around the world when it launched in April 2009. This new EDP possesses the same youthful and optimistic spirit but in a deeper, more concentrated scent. The result is a sophisticated, warmer version of Flora that makes it ideal as an evening fragrance.

“I was just as involved in the creative development of this new Eau de Parfum as I was in the original Flora fragrance,” says Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini. “I used the freshness of Flora as the foundation but wanted to bring a new sensuality to this scent. The Eau de Parfum feels a bit more grown up. I think it will still appeal to our Flora customer but now she has the choice of whether she wants to keep her scent light and easy or a bit more rich and dramatic for evening. It is for a different moment in the same woman’s life.”

flora+by+gucci Flora by Gucci Eau de ParfumGiannini relied upon the same base of Rose and Osmanthus flower balanced by Sandalwood and Patchouli for the scent’s structure; however the notes are now stronger and more sultry in the Eau de Parfum version. Top notes of fresh citrus and peony finish off the bouquet. Not only is the effect more intense and luxurious, but the scent also lasts longer on the skin.

For the EDP, Giannini has created a new white on black Flora pattern for the package interior, which gives a twist to the original and creates a new, richer look. The bottle’s cap has been crafted from gold metal and the label in gold paper give it a precious and luxurious feel.

The new Eau de Parfum will be complemented by a special collection of luxury gifts that will launch in exclusive doors. The new products include a white scented candle decorated with the black Flora pattern, a luxury purse spray as well as a solid fragrance that is packaged in a sophisticated gold metal compact.

The collection:

Eau de Parfum (1 oz), $60.00
Eau de Parfum (1.6 oz), $80.00
Eau de Parfum (2.5 oz), $100.00

Flora by Gucci Eau de Parfum is available at Bloomingdale’s and Saks Fifth Avenue stores nationwide.

Perfume Vanity I-Spy

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 Perfume Vanity I Spy

Here’s a pic of my perfume vanity tray. How many fragrances can you name? Take your best shot in the comments.

Warning About Marc Jacobs Daisy In The Air

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marc+jacobs+daisy+in+the+air Warning About Marc Jacobs Daisy In The AirI always thought Marc Jacobs Daisy smelled great in the bottle, but not so hot on me. I’m much more of a Lola gal, myself. So, today, while perusing Sephora.com, I noticed a new version of Daisy – called Daisy In The Air – and thought I’d check it out.

But after doing some research, I found that Daisy In The Air isn’t a new version of Daisy at all. It’s actually the original Daisy fragrance in a limited-edition bottle, adorned with light blue flowers. It comes with “a scented daisy chain to hang in your room for a touch of inspiring scent and playful visual appeal.”

It’s not clear at all, on Sephora.com, that this “new” Daisy isn’t a re-imagination of the original scent. So I just wanted to warn Daisy owners not to be fooled into purchasing a bottle of Daisy In The Air – that is, unless your bottle is almost empty and you need to replenish anyway.

Kim Kardashian’s Fragrance Ad

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Kim Kardashian’s fragrance is available now, exclusively at Sephora.

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