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

Dermadoctor Physical Chemistry


One of my all-time favorite products is Dermadoctor KP Duty, a dual action body exfoliator that combines the benefits of a chemical peel and microdermabrasion. It was developed to treat chicken skin - those little red bumps that many people get on their upper arms. But, for years, I've been using it to exfoliate my legs pre-shave.  There's really no body exfoliator CONTINUE READING

Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Collection


I'm a huge fan of Quentin Tarantino and Pulp Fiction is one of my top 3 movies of all time (the others being The Sound of Music and The Godfather, Part II). Urban Decay is one of my top 3 beauty brands so I just about lost my mind when I heard about their limited-edition Pulp Fiction collection, which CONTINUE READING

Perfume

Springtime in the Big Apple and DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom Giveaway!

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be+delicious+fresh+blossom Springtime in the Big Apple and DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom Giveaway!While it may not feel like spring yet, the first day is this Friday, March 20th! To celebrate, DKNY Fragrance is handing out its brand new fragrance DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom and pink roses in front of Bloomingdale’s and DKNY on Madison Avenue. Inspired by the apple blossom, DKNY’s fragrant new scent has the sweet smell of apple with a floral twist that will get anyone in the mood for the upcoming change of weather!

All of you ladies in NYC are invited to celebrate all that is fresh and beautiful about springtime in the Big Apple!

WHO: DKNY Fragrances and Bloomingdale’s

WHAT: In celebration of the arrival of springtime, DKNY Fragrances will be distributing fresh flowers and samples of the new DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom fragrance, while supplies last. Inspired by the Apple Blossom, DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom is a new fragrance that embodies the playful spirit of the original DKNY Be Delicious, with the updated floral feminine twist of springtime in New York.

WHEN & WHERE: Friday, March 20th, 2009
8:30AM – 10:30AM @ Bloomingdale’s, corner of E. 60th & Lexington Avenue
10:00AM – 12:00 noon @ The DKNY Store, corner of E. 60th & Madison Avenue

dkny+be+delicious+fresh+blossom Springtime in the Big Apple and DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom Giveaway!I’m not in NYC, so I feel for all of you readers who can’t make it to Manhattan. That’s why I’m partnering with DKNY for a delicious giveaway!!! One lucky reader is going to get spoiled pretty with the 3.4 oz DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom Eau de Parfum, plus the shower gel. Be Delicious Fresh Blossom is the fourth fragrance in the Be Delicious franchise, and marries freshness, vibrancy, and femininity. A blend of sparkling grapefruit, cassis, and sunkissed apricot meets a blooming floral heart of sheer muguet and petally rose wrapped in luminous jasmine. A base of juicy apple, mingled with lingering blond woods and smooth skin accord, completes the irresistibly sensual experience of the essence.

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Wednesday, March 25th. One winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Thursday, March 26th, I’ll announce the winner’s name. Please, only one entry per person; duplicate entries will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.

Good luck!

Two Scents I Can’t Wait to Spritz This Spring

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vera+wang+rock+princess Two Scents I Can’t Wait to Spritz This Spring

Vera Wang Rock Princess

I’ve always fancied myself a princess (if only in the providence of Spoiled Pretty), so it should come as no surprise that Vera Wang’s Princess and Flower Princess reign supreme on my vanity. Next month, Vera adds to the heir to the throne.

She’d trade her tiara in for a new guitar, attend a concert instead of the prom—she is Rock Princess, the dynamic new fragrance by Vera Wang. It’s all about the music, the fashion, and the spirit with this edgy yet seductively sweet essence.

Each verse is equally captivating in the dark, fruity scent that channels sultry rock-star attitude. It takes the stage with an exhilarating intro of succulent white peach, bittersweet red raspberry, and an illuminating flash of vibrant bergamot. The chorus reveals itself in lovely layers of ultra-feminine florals. Hypnotic heliotrope, vintage-inspired rose, night-blooming jasmine, delicate lily, and an unexpected riff of sharp, spicy accents. The melody bridges to a finale, cloaking the essence in the warm, sensual glow of plush cashmere woods, smoldering musk, elegant iris, and creamy coconut. You will not forget her.

The Rock Princess bottle is as rebellious and dark as the downtown clubs where she plays. A smoky glass heart steals the show with sharp faceted edges and cool surfaces. The front of the bottle is covered with heavy metal in a pattern inspired by a Vera Wang fabric design. The crown rocks at the top, in a gunmetal finish, covered with rhinestone studs. Set beneath the crown is a matching ring—the perfect jewelry for playing a solo on the bass or hammering away on the drums.

In April 2009, Vera Wang Rock Princess will be available in 1 oz and 3.4 oz Eau de Parfum – sold for $45 and $72, respectively. A 5 oz Satiny Body Lotion ($32) rounds out the collection.

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Prada Infusion de Fleur d’Oranger

I am also dying to get my hands (and pulse points) all over Prada’s newest offering. At the CEW Product Demonstration last month, I stopped by the Prada Infusion d’Iris table to rave about the fragrance. I told the rep how I’ve been hooked since purchasing for Mama Spoiled Pretty in December 2007…and how it has dethroned Hanae Mori Butterfly as my signature scent. After I finished testifying, the rep told me to be on the lookout for an orange incarnation, just in time for spring.

I’ve done a little research on this insider tip, and here’s what I found. Prada will introduce Infusion de Fleur d’Oranger, a new limited edition fragrance, later this month. The perfume is the first in a yearly series of limited edition scents, called the “Ephemeral Infusion Collection.”

Infusion de Fleur d’Oranger was developed by perfumer Daniela Andrier, and key notes include orange blossom, tuberose and jasmine.

The eau de parfum will be available in three sizes: 1.7 oz ($74), 3.4 oz ($100), and 6.75 oz ($135). The line also includes a 8.5 oz Hydrating Body Lotion ($52) and 33.8 oz Perfumed Bath and Shower Gel ($50).

Oscars 2009 Beauty: Evan Rachel Wood

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Evan+Rachel+Wood+oscars+2009 Oscars 2009 Beauty: Evan Rachel Wood
Benefit fragrance was hot at the Oscars last night with some scent-sational buzz from actress Evan Rachel Wood, star of the Oscar-nominated film The Wrestler. Her scent was so alluring, E! host Ryan Seacrest stopped her on the red carpet to ask her what fragrance she was wearing. Evan announced, “I’m wearing a Benefit perfume,” during the E! Entertainment Live from the Red Carpet broadcast.

Photo: Wireimage

Kiehl’s Lovely Valentine’s Day Offerings

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kiehls+valentines+day+lip+gloss+trio Kiehls Lovely Valentines Day Offerings
Valentine’s Day is less than two weeks away, and Kiehl’s Since 1851 is has a number of alternatives to the traditional flowers/chocolates scenario! Why not a box of nourishing lip glosses or sweet-smelling lip balms. Or how about a re-launched Kiehl’s fragrance favorite that’s suitable for ladies and gents?

Trios of Kiehl’s “Simply Mahvelous” Lip Gloss and Scented Lip Balm #1 are dressed up for Valentine’s Day. For soothing color, choose between a Bright & Warm Set or a Neutral & Cool Set of Lip Glosses, each featuring one of Kiehl’s brand-new shades. For nourishing moisture without the color, try our Scented Lip Balm #1 Trio of the three newest Lip Balm #1 scents: Mango, Coconut, and Vanilla. Each set is packaged in a special Kiehl’s heart box, just for the holiday. The boxed sets are available only in Kiehl’s free-standing stores and on Kiehls.com.

LIP GLOSS SET #1
Bright & Warm Set includes:
• Lights on Broadway (new shade)
• French Rose
• Downtown Peach

LIP GLOSS SET #2
Neutral & Cool Set includes:
• Mahvelous Mauve (new shade)
• Icy Everest
• Pink Rider

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SCENTED LIP BALM TRIO
• Lip Balm #1 Mango
• Lip Balm #1 Coconut
• Lip Balm #1 Vanilla

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PORTABLE ESSENCE OILS

Kiehl’s also recently re-launched their classic essence oils – dating back to the early 1920s. These highly concentrated essence oils are packaged in an elegant amber glass combined with the ease of portability in a roller ball vial. Choose from essence oils of Musk 1921, Coriander 1946, Vanilla 1968 and Grapefruit 1976 Each date corresponds to the original essence’s formulation year created by Kiehl’s pharmacists for patrons who cherished an individual, enduring scent. These four classic essence oils are some of the 122 unique fragrant oils blended by hand in the original Kiehl’s Pharmacy.

This Valentine’s Day, Michael Kors Spreads Love Around

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with+love+michael+kors This Valentines Day, Michael Kors Spreads Love Around
This Valentine’s Day, indulge in the latest With Love, Michael Kors fragrance set. The set includes three different interpretations of the Michael Kors fragrance.

Michael Kors Very Pretty Eau de Parfum: Intense sparkling citrus and drenched coconut meshed with sheer white florals add a touch of femininity. Sensual vetiver and lush sandalwood create a sophisticated balance, resulting in an indulgent floral interpretation of the original Michael Kors fragrance.

Michael Kors Eau de Parfum: The first fragrance from Michael Kors re-invents the iconic tuberose. Balanced with spices, sensual woods and exotic incense, Michael Kors Eau de Parfum is a modern, luxurious, sensual fragrance.

Michael Kors Eau de Toilette: A luminous, lighter way to wear the original signature Michael Kors fragrance. The concentration of the rich, creamy florals enhanced by sensual woods and incense has been softened, resulting in a beautiful new interpretation of classic tuberose.
The fabulous trio comes in rollerballs, and packaged in a glossy white box with a cutout heart.

The convenient roller balls are travel-friendly, ideal to wear everyday and everywhere.

With Love, Michael Kors is now available at macys.com – and will be sold at Bloomingdale’s and Michael Kors boutiques, beginning February 2009.

Look…Find Out If You’ve Won Vera Wang’s Latest Fragrance!

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vera wang look Look...Find Out If Youve Won Vera Wangs Latest Fragrance!
Congratulations to Kim Kelly, Taryn Travis and Rosanna Yee. These ladies are winners of the Vera Wang Look Giveaway and will receive a 1 oz bottle of Vera’s newest fragrance.

A sparkling elixir of mandarin and watery greens are layered with lush notes of lychee and golden delicious apple, filling the topnote with a burst of energy and freshness. The vibrant floral bouquet of lily, freesia and jasmine envelopes with femininity and elegance. A natural sensuality is enhanced in the drydown of indulgent vanilla and skin musk. Touches of oakmoss and patchouli create balance with warmth, depth and character.

Thanks to Vera Wang for sponsoring this contest – and to all of you who entered. Stop by again soon for Spoiled Pretty’s next giveaway announcement.

Don’t Forget: Spoiled Pretty Has Two Giveaways This Week!

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burts bees radiance gift Dont Forget: Spoiled Pretty Has Two Giveaways This Week!

verawanglook Dont Forget: Spoiled Pretty Has Two Giveaways This Week!Spoiled Pretty has two giveaways this week…so consider this a gentle reminder.

Enter to win Burt’s Bees Overnight Bee-Uty Bag, Mint Medley Gift and Radiance Gift.

And Spoiled Pretty is also giving away three 1 oz bottles of Look, Vera Wang’s latest fragrance!

I wouldn’t want for you to miss out. Good luck!