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

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I’m Featured In Philadelphia Magazine!

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If you’re in the Philadelphia area, swing by your local newsstand, pick up a copy of Philadelphia Magazine, turn to page 34…and booyah!

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A few months ago, the lovely Lauren McCutcheon (Philadelphia Magazine’s Lifestyle Editor) invited me to their offices to play around with some local makeup lines and share my thoughts. When I arrived, splayed out on a table was a veritable buffet of beauty products, from fabulous brands in my own backyard: Carie Brescia, Tenshi Beauty Bar, sh. cosmetics, and Tu by Claudia.

Many thanks to Philadelphia Magazine for including me!

PS – Did you know that I’m also a regular contributor to Philadelphia Magazine’s online column, The Goods? Check out my latest beauty roundup, Five New Beauty Breakthroughs.

New Years Beauty Resolutions on the NBC 10! Show

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Good day, miladies! This morning, I made another appearance on the NBC 10! Show.

I love that they post the videos online so that – whether or not you live in Philadelphia – I can share my beauty tips and product picks with all of my spoiled pretties.

In this morning’s segment, I named five common beauty resolutions for the new year and featured fabulous products (from MAC, CoverGirl, GO SMiLE, Dermalogica and NARS) that will help you keep those resolutions.

Give it a looksee…


View more news videos at: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/video.

QVC Sale For Charity: December 3-5, 2010

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qvc QVC Sale For Charity: December 3 5, 2010

Get a great deal while giving back at the QVC Sale for Charity!

Net proceeds benefit breast and ovarian cancer research and education through The Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation (FFCF) and the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF).

Choose from shoes, apparel, handbags, accessories and beauty from your favorite brands such as BCBGeneration, Cole Haan, Jessica Simpson, Kenneth Cole, Laura Geller, Michael Kors, Nine West, Theory and many more!

Sale prices will be $5-$50 on items with Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices of $15-$598+. Buy 5 pairs of shoes, get the 6th pair free! All sales are final. Quantities are limited. Payment by cash, check or credit card. This sale is open to the public with new items added every day.

Here’s a sneak peek of the merchandise:

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MICHAEL Michael Kors Leather High Heel Ankle Boots
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Cole Haan Leather High Heel Sandals w/Nike Air
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Coach Suede with Snake Embossed Detail Platform Booties
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Lucky Brand Leather Convertible Crossbody Bag
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B. Makowsky Embossed Leather Double Handle Shopper

When:

Friday, December 3, 10am-6pm
Saturday, December 4, 10am-4pm
Sunday, December 5, 12 Noon -4pm

Where:

QVC Studio Park
1200 Wilson Drive
West Chester, PA 19380

Salon Rouge: Blown Away By My Blowout

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When it comes to beauty, few things make me happier than a professional blowout. I always feel my prettiest after someone tugs on my tresses with a round brush and blasts them with hot air. Why? Well, because I can get away with wearing my glasses, no makeup, jeans and a t-shirt – and still look totally fabulous. That’s the beauty of a blowout.

 Salon Rouge: Blown Away By My Blowout
So when Salon Rouge invited me to get my hair did over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, you know I immediately RSVP’d with a resounding “YES!!!!”

While Salon Rouge isn’t exactly in my neighborhood (it’s located in Cherry Hill, NJ), I had such a wonderful experience that I would gladly cross state lines and pay the $3 bridge toll again for such sleek and chic hair.

First, hairstylist Heather shampooed me using Bumble and bumble Tonic Shampoo, which has Tea Tree Oil and Peppermint extracts to soothe my itchy/dry scalp, balance oil, stimulate circulation. I loved the tingle! Then she shampooed again with Bumble and bumble Alojoba Shampoo – a lightweight, moisture-rich smoothie that combines Aloe Vera Gel, Jojoba Seed Oil, Cucumber and Chamomile for soft, shiny hair. She followed up the shampoo with the Alojoba Conditioner, which also smoothes and softens.
 Salon Rouge: Blown Away By My Blowout

Once the conditioner was rinsed out, Heather sprayed Bumble and bumble Tonic Lotion at the roots and all over to detangle and prepare my hair for styling; this leave-in conditioner is a must-have for those with dry, coarse, porous or colored hair. While my hair was still damp, Heather squeezed a couple drops of Bumble and bumble Defrizz into her hands and distributed throughout my hands. She explained that Defrizz is the perfect prep product before a blowout because it protects against frizz, acts as a barrier to humidity and leaves hair silky and flyaway-free – but she warns not to get overzealous because a little goes a long way.

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Then Heather gave me a blowout that blew me away. It took almost no time at all, and she has a very gentle technique. My bangs were almost past my nose, so I asked her to shorten and thicken them up – and she trimmed them to perfection. Seriously, I can’t remember the last time I was so happy with my bangs. Finally, she sprayed my hair with Bb.Shine before flat ironing to protect and add a polished finish.

If you’re in the Greater Philadelphia/South Jersey area, I highly recommend you pay Salon Rouge a visit…and tell Heather that Spoiled Pretty says “hi.”

Salon Rouge
Cross County Plaza
2110 East Route 70
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
856.424.3611

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Drugstore Beauty Must Haves!

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After a brief television hiatus, I’m back on the tube again…this time, dishing on my favorite drugstore beauty must haves.

We all know that it doesn’t actually cost a million bucks to look like a million bucks. But there are thousands of skin/body care products and cosmetics at your local drugstore…and choosing what should go in your basket and what should stay on the shelf can be overwhelming.

So reporter (and fabulous style blogger) Lilliana Vazquez asked me to share my beauty expertise with Philadelphia’s NBC10 viewers and name my top drugstore beauty buys. Some of my current faves include:

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L’Oreal Paris Ideal Skin Genesis Complexion Equalizer Day/Night Cream, $19.99 (comparable to Clinique Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Moisturizer SPF 20, $42.50)

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Revlon PhotoReady Makeup, $13.99 (comparable to Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation, $40)

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CoverGirl LashBlast Fusion, $9.99 (comparable to Diorshow Mascara, $24)

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Maybelline Shine Sensational Lip Gloss, $5.99 (compare to Lancome Juicy Tubes, $18)

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Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Blush and Highlighter, $12.99 (compare to Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick, $38)

What are your favorite drugstore finds? Spill your must haves in the comments section…

Arcadia Boutique’s Pinup Lash & Lip Party and Art Show

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 Arcadia Boutiques Pinup Lash & Lip Party and Art ShowCelebrate Old and New Glamour Through Beauty, Art and Fashion!

WHO: Arcadia Boutique and Touch of Blush join artists Mallory Lawson and Dennis Coyle to pay homage to the modern pinup.

WHAT: Embrace your inner Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe or Lena Horne at Arcadia Boutique’s Pinup Lash & Lip Party and Art Show. Beauty Expert Kate Cipriano and her Touch of Blush team will make guests up Bettie Paige-style with luscious lashes and lips for the special price of $25 at the event only! Touch of Blush will also offer semi permanent two-week lash extensions and launch their new beauty consulting services.

While you’re there, be sure to check out new works from Mallory Lawson and Dennis Coyle’s Good Vibrations collage exhibit and enjoy retro-inspired food and drink. Arcadia Boutique will be offering 15% off storewide during the event!

WHEN: June 4, 2010 – 6-9:00PM

WHERE: Arcadia Boutique
819 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

WHY: The modern pinup represents hope, beauty, and sex appeal in a fresh, new way. She is an unapologetic, independent woman who is passionate about going after what she wants. While long, sultry lashes coupled with vibrant, red lips are the essence of pinup glamour, Touch of Blush specializes in unleashing the inner beauty of modern women of all styles and personalities. Arcadia Boutique offers unique, eco-chic clothing for the “everyday pinups” who seek comfort while still maintaining their sense of style and feminine sex appeal. Finally, the Good Vibrations exhibit captures the tensions between the old and the new by incorporating images of sultry, vintage pinups with elements of recent history.

Ladies For Life: Shop To Support Relay For Life of Philadelphia

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 Ladies For Life: Shop To Support Relay For Life of PhiladelphiaAs many of you know, I may moonlight as a beauty blogger, but by day I work for the American Cancer Society. If you’re in the Philadelphia area, we’re hosting a fundraising event next week, and I encourage you to stop by. I donated a DKNY tote bag chock full of beauty products which will be raffled off. So please come out and help support a very worth cause!
LADIES FOR LIFE
A night of shopping to benefit Relay For Life of Philadelphia
Monday, April 12 from 6 – 9 p.m.
Barbelin Hall – 321 Willings Alley
Philadelphia, PA 19106


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$10 reserves your spot on the guest list, or show up the night of the 12th ($10 cover charge). You can purchase your tickets online at ladiesforlife.eventbrite.com.
The first 20 shoppers in the door get a free gift!!!
Vendors include: PartyLite, Silpada Designs (jewelry), Mary Kay, Avon, Shaklee (health and wellness), Bagalitas (purses), Cookie Lee (jewelry), Beijo Bags, Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Tupperware, Jockey, Arbonne International (body care) and more!

And we will be raffling off multiple baskets from the vendors!!!

Find out more about Relay For Life of Philadelphia at phillyrelay.org.

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