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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

The Write Stuff: Michael Kors Very Hollywood Signature Pen

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teenage+girl+letter The Write Stuff: Michael Kors Very Hollywood Signature Pen

Remember those innocent love notes you used to write to your first crush? The ones on the rainbow stationary – your perfect penmanship bordered by glitter heart and star stickers, and finished off with a spritz of Love’s Baby Soft perfume?

Well, that was then and this is 2009.

michael+kors+very+hollywood+ad The Write Stuff: Michael Kors Very Hollywood Signature Pen

Now that you’re “all growns up,” it’s time to graduate to a more sophisticated level of letter writing. Enter Michael Kors Hollywood Signature Pen, a stylus scented with Kors’ latest perfume. At just $25, it’s the perfect present for your glamorous gal pal. Or keep it for yourself. I mean, what’s more fabulous than a sparkling mandarin, vetiver and gardenia-fragranced grocery list?

michael+kors+very+hollywood+pen The Write Stuff: Michael Kors Very Hollywood Signature Pen

Kim Kardashian Talks To WWD About Her New Perfume

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kim kardashian perfume+2 Kim Kardashian Talks To WWD About Her New Perfume

In today’s issue of WWD, Kim Kardashian opens up about her new perfume:

By her own admission, Kim Kardashian’s debut fragrance has been a long time coming.

“When I was little, my sister Kourtney and I tried to make our own perfume by picking flowers and putting them in the blender, because that’s how we thought fragrances were made,” Kardashian said with a laugh during a phone interview Tuesday. “Our parents thought we were crazy — and it smelled totally gross!”

kim kardashian perfume Kim Kardashian Talks To WWD About Her New PerfumeShe’s come a long way since throwing jasmine in a blender: her first fragrance, with Lighthouse Beauty, is due in February.

Chris Lighty, a founding partner in Lighthouse Beauty, said, “Kim has created her own brand, which has really be able to extend off-screen and out of the reality show arena it started in. She’s not a one-horse show.”

And Kardashian is also proving herself to be a very involved creator. “I wanted something rich and creamy and sexy, but still youthful,” said Kardashian. “I met with Claude [Dir, a master perfumer at Givaudan] and had an in-depth meeting about what I liked and didn’t like, and he and his team came up with seven samples based on that.”

Kim+Kardashian+Perfume Kim Kardashian Talks To WWD About Her New PerfumeThen the fun really began: “I liked the base notes on one, the heart notes on another — we started mixing it up,” said Kardashian, who loves tuberose and gardenia notes; both made it into her scent. “I wanted to make sure I liked it in every single stage. It’s really cool to know that’s what is in this bottle is exactly how I want to smell.”

The final juice has crisp top notes, a heart of jasmine, tuberose and gardenia, and a drydown of tonka bean, jacaranda wood and sandalwood. The initial collection comprises four eaux de parfum stockkeeping units: 1 oz. for $32, 1.7 oz. for $45, 3.4 oz. for $65 and a 0.33-oz. rollerball for $16.

The fragrance will have a three-month exclusive with Sephora, and will roll out to department store doors “around Mother’s Day,” said Lighty.“

Kim Kardashian’s first fragrance is a beautiful floral that is both bold and sultry,” said Allison Slater, vice president of retail marketing for Sephora, noting that Kardashian will do in-store appearances to promote the scent. “It is the perfect accessory for everyday wear with a sophisticated edge to compliment an evening out too. Florals are one of our most popular and highly sought-after fragrance families. Many of our top-performing collections have a distinctive floral note and this, combined with Kim’s wide appeal, will undoubtedly be popular with our clients.”

The scent’s bottle, designed by Scott Oshry and Sean Brosmith of Maesa, is translucent black with a pearlized pink neck and a pink aluminum KK logo, which appears on the bottle and is engraved into the neck. Kardashian made her final bottle decision in a novel way: she polled her 2.5 million followers on Twitter. “I posted pictures of a hot-pink version and a pale-pink version and asked my fans to weigh in on which was better. The overwhelming favorite was the pale-pink cap — everyone said it looked more sophisticated. I really wanted to know what my fans preferred. They’ll be the ones buying it! We will continue to interact with fans this way on this project.” Added Lighty: “We will do location visits with Twitter — visits that will only be announced via Twitter to engage Kim’s true followers to come and meet her and maybe get a bottle of the scent,” he said, noting that Lighthouse Beauty is employing a similar strategy with Power by 50 Cent, which bowed in September.

While executives declined to discuss sales projections, industry sources estimated the eponymous scent could do as much as $50 million at retail in its first year on counter.

A multiplatform advertising and promotional campaign is planned, which will include Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and print advertising. Print ads will break in February fashion, beauty and lifestyle magazines, and the bulk of the online campaign will be begin at launch. “Kim is one of the most Googled women in America,” said Lighty. “When people are looking for pictures or gossip on Kim, we have to make sure we are there with the message. If it’s a male looking for a picture, we’ll try to get him to buy the fragrance for his significant other. If it’s a woman looking for gossip, we will be there too.”

Now that she’s done with her first fragrance, Kardashian is proceeding full speed ahead. She’s completed a second fragrance which could bow in 2011, and has aspirations of doing a color cosmetics line. She’s also begun filming the fourth season of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” (the scent will be the subject of a story line). She continues to run Dash, a multiboutique enterprise, with her sisters, serves as chief stylist for Shoedazzle.com and has put her stamp on a series of fitness DVDs.

Source: wwd.com

Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Giveaway!

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donna+karan+cashmere+mist Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Giveaway!I wouldn’t call myself a loner – but, generally, I enjoy being alone. What I do not enjoy, however, is being obsessed with a product, all by my lonesome.

When a beauty product comes along that sweeps me off my feet, I want to shout it from the rooftops. I want to call up the request line and dedicate a lil LeAnn Rimes “How Do I Live?” to my new fab find. I want to chit chat with you and compare notes.

Which is why, this week, Spoiled Pretty is giving away Donna Karan Cashmere Mist gift sets! Two lucky winners will receive:

Cashmere Mist Luxe Eau de Parfum (1.7 oz): An unmistakably, modern interpretation of Cashmere Mist. Luminous and radiant, embracing the skin with heightened sensuality and warmth. Cashmere Mist Luxe Eau de Parfum features intensified notes of Amber, soft suede and mysterious Labdanum mingled with the coveted qualities of blended Jasmine Sambac, Jasmine Maroc, Orange Blossom Absolute and Blonde Woods to create a uniquely, enveloping character, like the original.

Cashmere Mist Body Lotion: Donna’s personal favorite and one of her essentials, she never leaves home without it. This totally luxurious and intensive treatment for the body leaves skin feeling like it’s wrapped in cashmere. The unique, non-greasy formula absorbs quickly – moisturizing, soothing, and pampering the skin.

Cashmere Mist Shampoo: This ultra-luxurious shampoo that helps build amazing volume with immediate, visible results. Provides a smooth, high-gloss finish to hair making it resistant to static and fly-aways. The rich foam gently cleanses without over-stripping. Perfect for everyday use.

Cashmere Mist Conditioner: An ultra-luxurious conditioner that instantly volumizes, detangles and conditions hair leaving it as soft as cashmere. Revitalizes and revives. Can also be used as an intensive hair mask when left on hair for 15 minutes. Leaves hair sensually scented.

Cashmere Mist Deodorant/Antiperspirant: The ultimate cult product, try it to believe it. Gentle and effective, delicately scented with Cashmere Mist, this advanced formula controls wetness – keeping you feeling dry and smelling fresh all day. So gentle, it can be immediately used after shaving without irritation. Perfect for even sensitive skin.

To enter the giveaway, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Cashmere Mist Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Tuesday, October 6th. Two winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Wednesday, October 7th, I’ll announce the winners’ names. Please, only one entry per person; duplicate entries will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. residents.

Good luck!

Do You Smell What The Karan Is Cooking?

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donna karan cashmere mist ad Do You Smell What The Karan Is Cooking?Don’t you just love when you jump on a bandwagon just at the right moment? Like when you read a book right before the movie comes out…or you get behind a team right before they win the Super Bowl…or when you embrace a hot new trend just as it becomes available at Forever 21? Score! That’s how I feel about Donna Karan Cashmere Mist.

Cashmere Mist has been around since 1985, but I just discovered (and was seduced by) it this summer – when I picked up the Mini Deodorant/Antierspirant at Sephora. After using the deodorant for about a week, I found it impossible to live without the perfume. And I’m not alone – millions of women have also fallen under its spell; Cashmere Mist just happens to be the number four best-selling fragrance in the United States.

A few weeks after wearing the perfume religiously, I felt compelled to expand my personal Cashmere Mist collection, and I am now the proud owner of the Body Lotion, Shampoo and Conditioner.

This fall, Donna Karan celebrates the fragrance’s 15th birthday and gives me yet another reason to praise my perfect timing: Cashmere Mist Luxe Edition Eau de Parfum, a modern, enhanced version of the original. “Cashmere Mist is the ultimate Modern Icon,” Karan says. “For 15 years, it has been a worldwide passion – a soft, sensual indulgence for women to wrap themselves in year round. Cashmere Mist Luxe Edition adds a whole new level of luxury. It is my thank you to women for making Cashmere Mist what it is today.”

Cashmere Mist Luxe Edition Eau de Parfum features heightened notes of Watery Elements and Bergamot, mingled with two Jasmine absolutes, Orange Flower, Ylang and Muget, enveloped by the creaminess of Moss, Blonde woods, Amber, Labdanum and Vanilla. Simply put, it’s a saucier and more decadent version of the cult classic; wear the original during the day and spritz on the Luxe Edition for a night out, when you want to turn up the heat and turn on the charm.

donna+karan+cashmere+mist+luxe Do You Smell What The Karan Is Cooking?

The Cashmere Mist Luxe Edition collection consists of a 1 oz Eau de Parfum Spray ($48.00) and a 1.7 oz Eau de Parfum Spray ($70.00). It is available in Donna Karan stores, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Sephora.

The Beauty Girls Giveaways: Day 5

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the+beauty+girls+giveaway+day+5 The Beauty Girls Giveaways: Day 5Hi, y’all. Today is day 5 of The Beauty Girls’ beautious giveaways! And it’s my chance to host some!!!

Today begins your chance to win some of my FAVORITE products from Lancome, Living Proof, Lola Marc Jacobs and Barbar!

Here’s what’s up for grabs:

LANCOME

15 winners will receive Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara

LIVING PROOF
4 winners will win:
*Straight Making No Frizz Styling Spray for Fine to Medium Hair
*Wave Shaping Curl Defining No Frizz Styling Spray for Fine to Medium Hair
*No Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner

4 winners will receive the following:
*Straight Making No Frizz Styling Cream for Medium to Thick Hair
*Wave Shaping Curl Defining No Frizz Styling Cream for Medium to Thick Hair
*No Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner

4 winners will receive the following:
*Straight Making No Frizz Styling Treatment for Thick to Coarse Hair
*Wave Shaping Curl Defining No Frizz styling treatment for thick to coarse hair
*No Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner

LOLA MARC JACOBS
10 winners will receive a 50ml bottle of Lola Marc Jacobs

BARBAR
3 winners will receive the 1900 Tourmaline Cordless Combo

To enter the giveaways, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “The Beauty Girls Giveaways.” Also, be sure to indicate which contests you want to win (for example – “Lancome and Barbar,” or “ALL OF THEM!”)The contests end at midnight (EST) on Sunday, September 20th. Winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, September 21st, I’ll announce the winners’ name. Please, only one entry per person; duplicate entries will not increase your chances of winning. Contests are open to U.S. residents.

Vera Wang Partners With FTD

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vera+wang+flowers Vera Wang Partners With FTD

“For me, flowers and fragrance are the perfect expression of love and commitment.” – Vera Wang

vera+wang+signature Vera Wang Partners With FTDOn a wedding day, flowers symbolize romance and femininity. Vera Wang Signature and Bouquet fragrances capture the magic and beauty of a radiant, modern bride. To celebrate their timeless elegance, Vera Wang Fragrances has joined forces with Vera Wang Flowers and FTD to offer a unique gift.

With the purchase of a 3.4 oz. Vera Wang Signature or Bouquet Eau de Parfum Spray, the customer will receive a complimentary Vera Wang floral bouquet, as well as a sample of Signature. This lavish bouquet, created exclusively for this program, includes white roses, white lilies, English ivy, Queen Anne’s lace and assorted greens.

Vera Wang Eau de Parfum Spray (3.4 oz) $90.00
Vera Wang Bouquet Eau de Parfum Spray (3.4 oz) $90.00

Available in select Nordstrom stores, the promotion runs September 18-25, 2009. For more information, visit ftd.com/nordstrom/verawang.

Kim Kardashian Inks Perfume Deal With Lighthouse Beauty

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kim+kardashian+perfume Kim Kardashian Inks Perfume Deal With Lighthouse Beauty

Kim Kardashian is about to add another title to her resume: fragrance creator. Today’s Women’s Wear Daily reports that the reality star has inked a deal with beauty firm Lighthouse Beauty. Her first fragrance is expected to launch in spring 2010. “Collaborating with Lighthouse Beauty was a really creative, innovative process,” said Kardashian. “What’s’ so different about their approach is that they have worked so closely with me on all aspects of my fragrance, the bottle, the juice…so I can develop a product that truly represents me and speaks to my fans…the fragrance really captures who I am.”

For more Kim Kardashian news, beauty and makeup tips, click here.

Source: WWD.com

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