If You Have Hair, The Wet Brush is a Must Have


For years, I have used an oversized wide-tooth comb to detangle my notoriously impossible to detangle post-shampoo hair. The amount of hair that would get caught in the teeth was somewhat alarming. But I chalked it up to the fact that I only wash my hair once a week - so maybe the hair loss really wasn't all that CONTINUE READING

Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream Review


You know how awesome BB creams are for your face? Well, the geniuses at Jergens have harnessed the power of BB and infused it into a lotion for your body. Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream promises flawless-looking skin with 5 visible benefits in just 5 days.  But does it deliver? Watch the video to find out...   Disclosure: This post was CONTINUE READING

Laura Mercier Sale at Gilt.com


As a huge fan of Laura Mercier (I swear by the foundation primer and tinted moisturizer), I was so excited to see that Gilt.com has a nice assortment of beauty products currently on sale. There's everything from sophisticated nail polish colors and soft mineral blush to lip glaze palettes and pencil sets to create an alluring smoky eye. Oh, and CONTINUE READING

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Cover April Issue of Vogue


Welp, folks, it looks like Kanye finally wore Anna Wintour down and got his baby mama a coveted Vogue cover. So the rumors were true. There was buzz a few months back that Kim would cover the fashion bible, but then everyone assumed it would be a foreign Vogue - given Anna's alleged aversion to all things Kardashian. I CONTINUE READING

10 Beauty Products to Get You Through the Flu


Hey Guys! As you all know the weather lately has been terrible and most of us have been getting all kinds of horrible colds and the flu, as a result. This is very personal for me because I work in retail and it seems like I get one disease after the other with all of my customers constantly sneezing CONTINUE READING

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Back On The NBC 10! Show Tomorrow

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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

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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 City of Hope National Medical Center and Beckman Research Institute. 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)

South Moon Under Trunk Show October 22 in Philly

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south+moon+under+philadelphia+trunk+show South Moon Under Trunk Show October 22 in Philly

South Moon Under is having a Genetic Denim Trunk Show this Thursday, October 22 at their Center City Philadelphia store (1731 Chestnut Street).

And right now, South Moon Under is also offering 20% off all denim purchases in-store (locations in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia) AND on their website – southmoonunder.com. Use promo code is DENIM20.

MAC Studio Talk Master Makeup Class Recap!

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 MAC Studio Talk Master Makeup Class Recap!On Saturday, I attended the master makeup class I told y’all about. Mama Spoiled Pretty and I headed to Bloomingdale’s at the Willow Grove Mall to participate in Studio Talk, “the easiest, most intuitive and entertaining way to discover key makeup applications used by MAC artists.”

In this particular session, instructors Jesse (who has made up the fierce faces of Estelle and the Christina Aguilera as previous clients) and Jocelyn (who led my last Studio Talk class) taught us how to recreate this season’s hottest makeup trends. Jesse demonstrated an ‘on-trend eye’ look, with blue smoky shadow and a pale lip – while Jocelyn demonstrated an ‘on-trend lip’ look – complete with a geometric bronze eye and red glossy lip. Mama Spoiled Pretty and I opted for the latter, and we had fantastic results – if I do say so myself.

Here’s how it’s done:

1) Mist the face with Fix+, an aqua-spritz of vitamin and minerals, infused with a calm-the-skin blend of green tea, chamomile, cucumber, topped off with the fresh, natural, energizing scent of Sugi.
2) Apply moisturizer using 190 Foundation Brush.
3) Using the 190 Foundation Brush, apply Prep + Prime Skin to entire face; this product acts like double stick tape for your face, so foundation lasts longer than a hot minute.
4) Using a synthetic eye shadow brush like the 242 Shader Brush, apply Paint Pot in Painterly to the eye – from lashline to brow bone. Paint Pots are an excellent shadow, but also do double duty by preventing creasing and acting as a lid primer to prevent shadow slippage.
5) Apply brown eye shadow to lid, from lash line to crease, with the same brush from step 4; I used Mulch Eye Shadow (red-brown w/bronze pearl), which I later purchased. It’s that gorgeous.
6) Using the 219 Pencil Brush (another product I purchased post class), apply gold eye shadow to the lash line, starting at the inner corner and working your way half-way along the top and bottom lash line.
7) Line the eye – in short straight strokes – with Technakohl Liner in Graphblack (rich graphic black) along the entire top lash line.
8) Starting at the middle of the bottom lash line, line with Graphblack – and line outward.
9) Using the short stroke method, create a sideways V on the outer corner of the eye; so start at the outer corner, draw a few short strokes, horizontally – then continue the strokes upward and inward towards the crease of the eye.
10) Take the 219 Pencil Brush and blend the liner you applied in steps 7-9 and smudge them, softening the line.

11) Next, take a darker brown shadow (I used Embark Eye Shadow – an intense reddish brown) and, using the 219 Pencil Brush, apply in a sideways V to the outer corner of the eye – on top of where you created the sideways V with the Technakohl Liner.
12) Blend the entire eye using the 224 Tapered Blending Brush and circular motions – to avoid any harsh lines.
13) To create more depth, Jesse suggested I also apply a black shadow in the same manner as step 11 (I used Carbon – intense matte black). He was absolutely right, as it amped up the smokiness. Afterwards, use the 224 Tapered Blending Brush to blend again.
14) Next, apply foundation to the entire face, using the 190 Foundation Brush from steps 2 and 3. Make sure not to disturb your kick ass eye shadow.
15) Using the same brush, apply concealer directly underneath the eyes.
16) If your face is looking a little dry by this point (mine did), mist your face again with Fix+.
17) Using the 208 Angled Brow Brush, apply a shadow that is slightly darker than your brows to define them thicken them up. Mistakes are easily corrected with a Q-Tip.
18) Using the 129 Powder/Blush Brush, apply Mineralize SkinFinish in Cheeky Bronze (soft golden coral w/ bronze pearl) to cheekbones for a subtle glow that illuminates bone structure when it catches the light; it looks so amazing, I ended up buying this product. Jesse also recommended that you say “Bladow!” when applying it; saying this won’t make it look any better, but it’s hilariously fun.
19) Using the same brush, apply a light dusting of blush (I used Sincere Powder Blush, a muted beige/coral) to the apples of cheeks and blend outwards.
20) Line lips with Spice Lip Pencil (pink cinnamon stick) and fill them almost all the way in; leave the center of the bottom lip bare.
21) Using the 316 Lip Brush, apply Viva Glam VI Lipstick (terracotta-plum with pearl) to both lips.
22) Using the same brush, apply Viva Glam I Lipstick (intense brownish blue-red) to the center of lips – both top and bottom.
23) Using the 316 Lip Brush again, apply Dazzleglass in Love Alert (raspberry red with red pearl) to entire mouth.
24) Finish off the look by applying Prep + Prime Lash to lashes; and while it’s still wet, top lashes off with two coats of Zoom Lash Mascara in Zoomblack (rich black).

I’d like to give a shout out to Spoiled Pretty readers/Twitter followers who I had the pleasure of meeting at the event: Felicia, Stephanie, Jackie, Sandy and Libby. You ladies looked ab fab after the class, and I hope you all had a fabulously fun time like me and Mama Spoiled Pretty!

 MAC Studio Talk Master Makeup Class Recap!
Jesse and model


 MAC Studio Talk Master Makeup Class Recap!
Jocelyn and model


 MAC Studio Talk Master Makeup Class Recap!
Libby and Mama Spoiled Pretty

 MAC Studio Talk Master Makeup Class Recap!
The finished product (I almost forgot to take an ‘after’ photo, so I snapped a few in the car)

 MAC Studio Talk Master Makeup Class Recap!
Better view of the eyes

 MAC Studio Talk Master Makeup Class Recap!
Another shot of the eyes – Bladow!

MAC Master Makeup Class on October 17 Is Filling Up!

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LOGO MAC Master Makeup Class on October 17 Is Filling Up!Earlier this week, I told you about the MAC Master Makeup Class scheduled for October 17th in suburban Philadelphia. Well, it looks like I’m not the only one super psyched to attend…because many of you have called in to reserve your spots.

If you’re interested, but still haven’t made up your mind – act fast, because spots are filling up. There are just a few seats left in the 4pm session (I’ll be there). The 11am class has a bit more room.

Click here for the deets and contact info.

See you there?

Attention Philly Gals: MAC Master Makeup Class on October 17!

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 Attention Philly Gals: MAC Master Makeup Class on October 17!On Saturday, October 17th, MAC Bloomingdale’s at the Willow Grove Mall is having a special Studio Talk Seminar. MAC makeup artists will be teaching participants how to achieve four hot trends for fall.

It’s a intermediate to advanced level Makeup Master Class and will be held at Bloomingdale’s in a private location, where there will be refreshments. There will be MAC makeup and tools supplied for you to use, and there will be new tips and techniques for you to learn in a fun and creative atmosphere.

mac+master+class+work+station Attention Philly Gals: MAC Master Makeup Class on October 17!

I had the opportunity to attend one of these seminars in April, and it was the most fun I’ve ever had putting on makeup. I learned some amazing techniques that I now employ almost daily. Plus, I left the seminar looking like a million bucks.

Classes will be held at 11am & 4pm, and it is a $55 pre-pay in the form of a gift card – which you use afterward the seminar, toward the purchase of products (so the class is basically free).

I will be attending the 4pm seminar, so maybe I’ll see you there?

If you are interested in attending, call my girls at the MAC counter to reserve your seat. And be sure to tell them that Spoiled Pretty sent you.

Bloomingdale’s Willow Grove
2400 W. Moreland Road
Willow Grove, PA 19090
215.706.3569

For My Philly Peeps: Calling All Savvy Shoppers…

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cashman+and+associates+girls+day+out For My Philly Peeps: Calling All Savvy Shoppers...

You loved Girls’ Day Out this past spring, now Cashman & Associates invites you to a Shopping Day Out with even more women’s, men’s, children’s and home items on sale!

Come to the Loews Philadelphia Hotel on Sunday, September 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to shop for bargains from your favorite local boutiques under one roof! Find reduced prices on current styles and great discounts on new fall collections!

Featured shops and brands include: Avon Optical, BS Shirt, J. Karma, Jack & Jill, Jing Ai Skincare, Monalda 4, Nicole Miller, Omega Optical, Pileggi Boutique, Per Lei Boutique, Petulia’s Folly, South Moon Under, State of Grace, Susanna’s Selections, Tony and more!!!

Admission is free – save your money for shopping! Cash and checks are preferred; some retailers will accept credit cards.

Please bring a gently used accessory or an unopened beauty product to benefit Career Wardrobe.

The first 50 shoppers to RSVP and attend receive a deluxe gift bag!

The Loews Hotel
1200 Market Street
Millennium Ballroom

RSVP to Cashman & Associates 215.627.1082 ext. 8 or visit cashmanandassociates.com.



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