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I’m Back on the NBC 10! Show Tomorrow

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Tomorrow, I’ll be back on the NBC 10! Show. So if you’re in the Philadelphia area, tune in to check out my absolute favorite beauty gift picks for the holidays.

I’ll also be posting the video tomorrow afternoon, and announcing a giveaway of the products…so definitely stay tuned. Wish me luck!

To watch my previous NBC 10! Show appearances, click here!

If The Boot Fits: Tall Boots For Big Calves

You know the song “Poor Unfortunate Souls” from the movie The Little Mermaid (don’t pretend you didn’t sing every one of Ariel’s songs in grade/high school)? Well, I’ve decided it’s the theme song for the plight of thick calved girls searching for tall boots.

For months, I’ve had a serious case of tall boot envy every time I see a chick on the street rocking a knee high boot. I, myself, am short with extra girthy Gastrocnemius muscles. So the thickest part of my lower leg falls in the spot that is usually the thinnest part of the boot.

Steve+Madden+Intyce+Boot If The Boot Fits: Tall Boots For Big CalvesSince September, I’ve been trolling shoe stores to find my Cinderella boot that will effortlessly slip over my monstrous calves – only to be dejected and embarrassed when even the roomiest boot won’t work its way past my ankle. I even contemplated buying from online retailers like and But I’m the kind of girl who can’t purchase clothes and shoes from the web; I’m hard to fit and need to try before buying.

So I lucked out two weeks ago during a last ditch mission to Nordstrom’s shoe department. I found these Steve Madden Intyce boots on sale ($129 down from $199) and they managed to slip on without the need for elbow grease.

Problem is that the only thing that would fit between my leg and the leather would be a pair of tights or leggings…certainly not a pair of pants or skinny jeans. So I took my new boots to Villa’s Shoe Repair (266 S 19th Street in Philadelphia), a fab shoe repair shop a few blocks from my office. They stretched the boots and waterproofed them for less than $30. Plus, the helpful owner punched extra holes in the buckle – free of charge – to further accommodate my zaftig calves.

Thanks to Steve Madden and Villa’s Shoe Repair, I can finally stop sipping the tall boot haterade.

NBC 10! Show Segment: Beauty Products You’ll be Thankful For

For more of my NBC 10! Show appearances, click here!

This morning, I appeared on Philadelphia’s NBC 10! Show, to share some of my favorite Thanksgiving/holiday themed beauty products:

sara+happ+the+lip+scrub NBC 10! Show Segment: Beauty Products Youll be Thankful For

Sara Happ Lip Scrub, $24
If you’re in dire need of a pucker-perfecting product, look no further than Sara Happ’s Lip Scrub. This sugar-based exfoliant acts like a lip loofah and leaves your pout kissably soft. The Lip Scrub comes in six lip-smacking flavors – three of which are perfect for this time of year: Brown Sugar, Cinnamon Sugar, and Vanilla Bean.

co+bigelow+mentha+lip+cordials NBC 10! Show Segment: Beauty Products Youll be Thankful For

C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Cordials, $7.50
Treat your lips to delicious new flavors that’ll remind you of your favorite winter drinks. C.O. Bigelow’s Mentha Cordials combine the high shine and breath-freshening benefits of Mentha Lip Shine with a host of new seasonal flavors: Hot Buttered Rum, Triple Hot Chocolate, Warm Spiced Cider and Vanilla Cream Eggnog.

June+Jacobs+Perfect+Pumpkin+Peeling+Enzyme+Masque NBC 10! Show Segment: Beauty Products Youll be Thankful For

June Jacobs Perfect Pumpkin Peeling Enzyme Masque, $78
This deliciously spicy, skin purifying pumpkin enzyme masque is a natural, gentle enzyme “peel” designed for home use. Gently digests and exfoliates dead skin cells and impurities as it delivers pumpkin’s botanical repair benefits into the skin. Leaves the skin cleansed, detoxified and silky smooth. Age-fighting anti-oxidants and vitamin A protect and silken the skin. Roughness retreats and dryness disappears.

June+Jacobs+Creamy+Cranberry+Cleanser NBC 10! Show Segment: Beauty Products Youll be Thankful For

June Jacobs Creamy Cranberry Cleanser, $44
This hydrating creamy cleanser provides moisture and nourishment to the skin during the cleansing process with a bouquet of fresh cranberry. Active antioxidants and nourishing botanicals soothe and protect from moisture loss leaving the skin revitalized. Completely water-soluble emulsion, rinses off easily, leaving the skin refreshed.

philosophy+pumpkin+spice+muffin+shower+gel NBC 10! Show Segment: Beauty Products Youll be Thankful For

Philosophy Pumpkin Spice Muffin Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath, $16
Philosophy Pumpkin Spice Muffin Shower Gel smells absolutely scrumptious. The ultra-rich formula cleanses skin and leaves it feeling soft and hydrated. Not only is the warm, gooey smell of pumpkin spice muffin appealing to the senses – according to scientific research, this aroma has been found to arouse men and women. It’s a smell that’s so irresistible, you’ll lather, rinse, and definitely want to repeat.

Studio audience members received a gift bag that included a C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Cordial, and samples of the June Jacobs Pumpkin Peeling Enzyme Masque and Creamy Cranberry Cleanser…but I’m sweetening the deal for one lucky Spoiled Pretty reader. One of you will win ALL of the products!

To enter the giveaway, send an email to Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Thanksgiving Beauty Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Tuesday, November 17th. One winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Wednesday, November 18th, 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.

Good luck!

Back On The NBC 10! Show Tomorrow

nbc+10+show+logo Back On The NBC 10! Show Tomorrow

Wednesday, I’ll be back on the NBC 10! Show – talking about five beauty you’ll be “thankful” for. This Thanksgiving-inspired selection of products features ingredients and scents (think pumpkin, cranberry and brown sugar) of the season.

If you have Veteran’s Day off and you live in the Philadelphia area, be sure to tune in to channel 10 at 11am. If not, don’t worry. As always, I’ll post a video of my segment so that you won’t miss a thing.

Oh…I almost forgot. Guess who else is going to be a guest on tomorrow’s show. Jon Bon Jovi.

Wish me luck!

Click here to watch my previous 10! Show appearances!

HopeCuts: Haircuts For A Cure

Hope+Cuts+Color HopeCuts: Haircuts For A CureOn Sunday, November 8, 2009, stylists at over 25 Greater Philadelphia salons will open their doors from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. to offer their premiere services at drastically reduced rates.

Proceeds will benefit breast cancer, pediatric cancer and HIV/AIDS research at . Not only will the salons offer great prices on haircuts, but other services such as manicures and make up applications will be available at special HopeCuts rates.

HopeCuts began in 1993 when one salon in Philadelphia decided to open for business on a Sunday afternoon and donate their profits for the day to City of Hope. Today, HopeCuts events are held in salons in New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia and beyond.

Participating HopeCuts Salon in the Philadelphia Region:

Affinity Hair Salon, Philadelphia (215-467-9908)
Art + Science Salon and Spa, Philadelphia (215-482-2242)
Blessings Beauty Salon, Inc., Philadelphia (215-474-0499)
Bounce and Behaving Hair Studio, Philadelphia (215-472-5060)
Bubbles Salon, Philadelphia (215-568-2787)
Chroma Hair Gallery, Philadelphia (215-627-6337)
D. Tails and D. Sign, Philadelphia (215-735-2950)
Deluxe Hair Salon, Philadelphia (215-732-3602)
Diana’s Hair Gallery, Philadelphia (215-224-9100)
Eight Buck Cuts, Philadelphia (267-566-7267)
Elegant Salon, Philadelphia (215-533-6833)
Filomena’s Hair Studio, Eagleville (610-631-5774)
Hairstrands, Inc., Philadelphia (215-879-8339)
International Hair Textures, Philadelphia (215-745-2075)
LA Hair Design, Philadelphia (215-551-7710)
Lakshmi Hair Studio, Philadelphia (215-923-2272)
Liquid Hair Salon, Philadelphia (215-564-6410)
Luna Salon, Philadelphia (215-546-5862)
Meek Salon, Inc., Philadelphia (215-339-1950)
Michele Ann Beauty Salon, Philadelphia (215-335-4680)
Noelsy Art in Beauty, Bala Cynwyd (610-667-8777)
Phoenix Salon & Spa, Philadelphia (267-514-8000)
Pierre & Carlo, Glen Mills (610-558-4911)
Ramona’s Touch of Essence Hair Design Salon, Philadelphia (215-473-8850)
Salon Hairsay, Philadelphia (215-676-6506)
Salon Lepink Champu, Philadelphia (215-482-7465)
Salon Vendi Amo, Secane (610-623-0500)
Salon Xqlusives, Philadelphia (215-769-0200)

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