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

Perfume

Zoë Saldana: From Avatar to Avon

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avon+zoe+saldana+2 Zoë Saldana: From Avatar to AvonToday, Avon announced it has signed actress Zoë Saldana to be the spokeswoman for the brand’s new fragrance, Eternal Magic, debuting April 2010. In addition to supporting Eternal Magic, Saldana will also be featured in the company’s brochure as a face of Avon’s color cosmetics category in the coming months.

“I’m very proud to be working with Avon and to be the face of Eternal Magic,” says Saldana. “It means so much to me to be associated with a company that shares my values and believes in empowering women.”

avon+zoe+saldana+1 Zoë Saldana: From Avatar to Avon“We are thrilled to have Zoë as the spokesperson for Eternal Magic. Every woman wants to be unforgettable and Zoë perfectly embodies that feeling. She’s a rising star in Hollywood – and has built a strong reputation for playing empowering characters that leave a lasting impression,” says Geralyn Breig, Senior Vice President and President of Avon North America. “We were drawn to her inner and outer beauty, and feel she represents the perfect combination of strength and femininity.”

An unforgettable fragrance that leaves an indelible impression, Eternal Magic creates everlasting memories with a fragrance signature that lingers in the air. The artfully crafted fragrance takes inspiration from the rare Princess Monaco Rose. The enchanting scent is the embodiment of the unique magic that surrounds mysterious, alluring women everywhere.

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Eternal Magic launches in April 2010.

Kim Kardashian’s New Fragrance Almost Here!

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kim+kardashian+fragrance+ad Kim Kardashians New Fragrance Almost Here!

Though you can’t buy Kim Kardashian’s new fragrance until February, you can get a sneak peek at Sephora.com and be notified when it’s available for purchase.

kim+kardashian+perfume Kim Kardashians New Fragrance Almost Here!The essence evokes Kim’s sultry style with crisp top notes, lush mid notes, and a sexy drydown. Gorgeous, voluptuous florals reflect her allure, while soft jasmine, tuberose, and gardenia mirror her femininity. Tonka bean, jacaranda wood, and sandalwood add a warm, sensual base.

The Kim Kardashian fragrance collection includes: 1 oz Eau de Parfum Spray ($35), 1.7 oz Eau de Parfum Spray ($50), 3.4 oz Eau de Parfum Spray ($65), and .33 oz Eau de Parfum Rollerball ($16).

So, will you buy Kim’s fragrance in February?

Vera Wang Glam Princess

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vera+wang+glam+princess+2 Vera Wang Glam PrincessVera Wang has added a new fragrance to the Princess lineup.

Glam Princess is “for the boldly brilliant girl who is ready to celebrate and rule the world in the most glamorous way. She introduces herself with guava and juicy pear, reveals her beautiful heart with liquid honey and vanilla orchid, and offers sweet depth with marshmallow accord and cedarwood.”

Zoe Kravitz has succeeded Camila Belle as the new face of Vera Wang Princess. Descended from rock/celeb royalty (her parents are Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet), I think she’s a great choice to usher Princess into the a new decade.

So, does Glam Princess rule? I actually haven’t sniffed Glam Princess yet, but I own – and adore – the other Princess incarnations (Flower Princess, Rock Princess and the original Princess, which I wore on my wedding day)…so I plan to stop by Sephora this week and get a whiff. I’ll let you know what my nose thinks soon.

vera+wang+glam+princess Vera Wang Glam Princess

Vera Wang Glam Princess comes in 1 oz Eau de Toilette Spray ($45), 3.4 oz Eau de Toilette Spray ($72), and 5 oz Satiny Body Lotion ($32).

DKNY Delicious Candy Apples Fragrance Collection

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dkny+delicious+candy+apples DKNY Delicious Candy Apples Fragrance Collection

This winter, DKNY adds three new gourmand perfumes to the Delicious fragrance family. The Delicious Candy Apples fragrance collection includes:

dkny+candy+apples+sweet+caramel DKNY Delicious Candy Apples Fragrance Collection

Sweet Caramel Candy Apple: This sweet caramel scent is a perfect blend of apple, delicate flowers, topped with creamy caramel and vanilla – making this new scent a delectable choice.

dkny+candy+apples+ripe+raspberry DKNY Delicious Candy Apples Fragrance Collection

Ripe Raspberry Candy Apple: This ripe raspberry blend has touches of scrumptious green apple, raspberry, and floral and is finished with coca-cola making this new scent an ideal treat.

dkny+candy+apples+juicy+berry DKNY Delicious Candy Apples Fragrance Collection

Juicy Berry Candy Apple: The combination of blackberry, fresh apple blossoms wrapped in rose petals and sandalwood make this new scent a delicious indulgence.

The Delicious Candy Apples fragrances are $55 (1.7 oz) and available now at DKNY boutiques, dkny.com and Ulta. In January 2010, these limited edition perfumes will be available at Sephora.

NBC 10 Holiday Beauty Giveaway Winner!

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godiva+candle NBC 10 Holiday Beauty Giveaway Winner!

Congrats to the winner of the NBC 10 Holiday Beauty Giveaway, Dana Loeb.

Dana will soon receive: candles from the Godiva Home Fragrance Collection, Sephora Fragrance Samples for Him and Her, a Zoya Holiday Minicure Gift Set, Felix Rey Leopard Nylon Cosmetics Case (large), and Bath & Body Works shea socks!

Many thanks to the contest sponsors for a) creating such fabulous products and b) allowing me to spoil Dana pretty.

Philosophy Gift of Grace 4 Piece Fragrance Collection: Holiday Beauty Gift Guide

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philosophy+gift+of+grace+4+piece+collection Philosophy Gift of Grace 4 Piece Fragrance Collection: Holiday Beauty Gift GuideYou know the family member/BFF/co-worker who tells you how amazing you smell every time you wear your Philosophy perfume? Well, take the hint and properly introduce her to the scent by hooking her up with the Philosophy Gift of Grace or Love 4-Piece Fragrance Collection – available exclusively at QVC.

Last year, I wanted to buy my sister, Lauren (an Amazing Grace newbie), a gift set. I searched all over the Internet and in stores to find the most comprehensive collection at a low price point…and nothing even came close to this one. Lauren loved it, and I was so happy to share one of my favorite scents with my lil sis.

The Gift of Grace or Love 4-Piece Fragrance Collection (available in Amazing Grace, Pure Grace, and Falling in Love) features Philosophy’s highest-concentrated eau de parfum fragrance plus hand cream, body lotion, and 3-in-1 shower gel or shower cream – all in full sizes! It also includes a bonus bar soap. Perfectly packaged, the set is ready for giving.

Purchased separately, the products would cost you $119. But on QVC.com, it’s only $71. And today, it’s on sale for the low, low price of $58.74!

For more expert gift picks, check out Spoiled Pretty’s 2009 Holiday Beauty Gift Guide!

Winners of the In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon Giveaway

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reese+witherspoon+avon+in+bloom+fragrance Winners of the In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon GiveawayCongrats to Joyce Berzenski, Anne Gordon and Lauren Ledley – winners of the In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon Giveaway. These winners will receive the limited edition Parfum ($59), that features a lavishly sensual and concentrated mix of blooming flowers. It is housed in a special gift box, featuring a bottle charm of Reese’s monogram!

In Bloom sparkles with a provocative blend of notes, including: Georgia Peach Tea Leaves, Crisp Greens, Star Gardenia, Magical Magnolia, Night Blossoming Jasmine, Cashmere Woods, Hypnotic Florals, and Amber Wood Crystals.

Many thanks to Avon for sponsoring the giveaway! Stay tuned for your next opportunity to get spoiled pretty.

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