Peep My Polish: Revlon Top Speed Nail Enamel in Superstitious


Now that I have two kids - and the youngest being 6 weeks old - I needed to get better acquainted with quick-dry nail polish options. I hardly have time to do anything, let alone a DIY - so I needed to find some lacquers that fit my new lifestyle. Yesterday, while going my grocery shopping, I picked up Revlon CONTINUE READING

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

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Watch Me On The NBC 10! Show

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daneen+baird+on+nbc+10+show Watch Me On The NBC 10! Show

Today, I appeared on the NBC 10! Show. You all know that I could fill the entire hour gabbing about beauty products…but, alas, I only had five minutes. At the top of the show, I shared some of my favorite money-saving tips, which include:

* Whenever you buy online, do a Google search for promotional/coupon codes and free shipping deals. You’d be surprised by how a few minutes of investigative work can save you a pretty penny.

* Sign up for a free rewards card at your favorite beauty retailers. With Sephora’s Beauty Insider Program, you accrue a point for every dollar you spend. When your ‘beauty bank’ hits 100 points, you can choose a deluxe sample. Plus, Sephora treats you to a deluxe beauty treat on your birthday. Stila Cosmetics just unveiled a similar program.

* Register your email with your favorite beauty brand or online retailers – to have news, coupons, and exclusive deals delivered to you inbox.

* My hairdresser is a longtime friend of the family, so we have a special arrangement. I bring in my own products and he gives me a discount. If you have a good relationship with your hairdresser, see if he/she would be amenable to a similar deal.

* Beauty schools offer salon services at discounted rates, so consider taking advantage of their menu of services.

A little later in the program, I returned with more tips and some fabulous budget beauty product recommendations!

For more video product reviews and tips, click here for Spoiled Pretty TV.

Watch Me On The NBC 10! Show Tomorrow

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the+10+show Watch Me On The NBC 10! Show TomorrowI am nervous as all get out. Tomorrow, I’ll be appearing on the 10! Show, the NBC morning show in Philadelphia. Can you even believe?

My topic is money-saving tips and bargain beauty picks. When it comes to beauty, I can make a dollar holla…so I am very excited to share my secrets with viewers. Don’y worry…I’ll post tomorrow night and share with you too.

But if you’re in the Philadelphia area, show your resident beauty blogger some love and tune into NBC 10 at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18th.

Philly Girls’ Day Out: Super Savings in a Slow Economy

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cashman+and+associates+girls+day+out Philly Girls’ Day Out: Super Savings in a Slow Economy
Philly Girls’ Day Out: Super Savings in a Slow Economy
One-stop shop for steals and deals from the hottest local retailers!

Cashman & Associates invites you to grab your girlfriends for a Girls’ Day Out shopping extravaganza! Look for bargains from top Philadelphia, South Jersey and Main Line retailers all under one roof! Featured shops include Arcadia Boutique, Bernie Robbins Fine Jewelers, Bo Concept, Breathe Spa, Denise Fike Designs, Hope Chest, Katye K Boutique, Open Dialog, Per Lei Boutique, Pileggi Boutique, Scarlet Alley, Skirt, South Moon Under and many more!!!

Enjoy a complimentary chair massage by On the Spot Wellness and enter to win luxe spa and beauty giveaways! The first 60 shoppers to register and attend receive a Tory Burch tote filled with Cashman & Associates’ goodies!

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 Loews Hotel
1200 Market Street
Regency Ballroom, Level 2M
Saturday, February 28, 2009
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Don’t let the economy get you down! The best shopping of Philadelphia, South Jersey and the Main Line in one location! Find reduced prices on stylish pieces to wear now and great discounts on spring collections before they hit stores!

Feel good by helping a local woman look her best at her next interview. The Career Wardrobe is the nation’s largest community-based nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting women in their transition to work by providing professional attire, networking and career skills training.

Please RSVP to Cashman & Associates
215.627.1082 ext.1 or cashmanandassociates.com

Daneen’s Darker Do – Courtesy of Celeb Colorist, Jason Backe!

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 Daneen’s Darker Do   Courtesy of Celeb Colorist, Jason Backe!

Last night, I spent the evening with Jason Backe, Clairol Color Director. While watching the Grammy arrivals and discussing hair color trends, he convinced me to go darker. Jason has worked with celebrities such as Anne Hathaway, Renée Zellweger, Amerie, Idina Menzel, and Lake Bell – so I knew I was in capable (and very talented) hands.

Jason colored my hair using Nice ‘n Easy Perfect 10 (in 5A – Medium Ash Brown). In just 10 minutes, my hair was a rich chocolate brown and it actually felt healthier than it did before I colored it. Then Jason blow dried it and gave me the cutest Farrah Fawcett flip, using a large barrel curling iron.

perfect 10 in medium ash brown Daneen’s Darker Do   Courtesy of Celeb Colorist, Jason Backe!

 Daneen’s Darker Do   Courtesy of Celeb Colorist, Jason Backe!I absolutely love it. I can’t stop stealing glimpses of my darker do in the mirror. And I keep running my fingers through my hair because I can’t get over how soft and bouncy it is. It’s to dye for!

And check out how shiny it is (see left)…and that’s with no product in it!

If you’re in the Philadelphia area, be sure to catch Jason Backe on today’s eppy of The 10! Show on NBC.

Stay tuned for Spoiled Pretty’s exclusive interview with Jason!

 Daneen’s Darker Do   Courtesy of Celeb Colorist, Jason Backe!

 Daneen’s Darker Do   Courtesy of Celeb Colorist, Jason Backe!

Jason+Backe+and+Daneen+Baird Daneen’s Darker Do   Courtesy of Celeb Colorist, Jason Backe!

The Skin Diva Catches The Attention of The Philadelphia Inquirer

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phila+inquirer+spa+photo The Skin Diva Catches The Attention of The Philadelphia Inquirer

Remember last week when I told you about Linda Harding’s Hit The Ground Running esthetician’s workshop? Well, the Philadelphia Inquirer got wind of her genius idea and featured her in yesterday’s newspaper.

Linda emailed me with the link, and here’s the hilarious thing…my beauty obsessed aunt (who introduced me to the Schick Intuition razor and who recently treated me to a “day of wellness” at Terme Di Aroma spa) is quoted in the article.

Small world, right?

Photo: Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia Estheticians: The Skin Diva Wants To School You!

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linda+harding Philadelphia Estheticians: The Skin Diva Wants To School You!Philadelphia esthetician Linda Harding has turned teacher. After 14 years in the business, Linda is shifting gears. Her new Hit The Ground Running Esthetician’s Workshop was created to give novice and nervous estheticians a competitive edge in the spa industry.

Linda spoke with the owners and manager of the top six Philadelphia-area spas, and asked them to list the qualities that are most desirable in an esthetician seeking employment. The answers she heard most frequently were: passion, dedication, clear skin, excellent customer service abilities, and professional demeanor.

To help a new generation of estheticians properly prepare to enter the job market, Linda created Hit The Ground Running, a worshop divided into two modules. The first session teaches students about different spa environments, which personality types are compatible with those environments, how to articulately answer interview questions, and sales.

estheticians Philadelphia Estheticians: The Skin Diva Wants To School You!The second half of the workshop is a hands-on module in facial and waxing techniques. Linda also trains students on advanced machinery, such as light therapy and microdermabrasion.

“Most esthetic schools provide you with an excellent theoretical foundation, however they don’t really prepare you for the spa industry and they don’t tell you what to do to get hired,” says Linda. “The bottom line is that you touch people for a living: emotionally and physically. If you don’t know how, you will not keep clients and as the word spreads, you will not get clients. Right now, the industry is in a lull – like most businesses in the country. However, estheticians who are good continue to work steadily. This lull in the market allows beginners to sharpen their skills and make themselves more competitive and marketable. The lull is a good thing. It makes the playing ground more even. After completing this workshop, participants will feel confident and secure enough to get the job they most desire.”

The cost for this one-day workshop (approximately 8 hours) is $350; included in this cost is a separate 60 minute, one-on-one consultation with Linda; during this private session, students can seek extra counseling or training on their weakest areas.

Mention Spoiled Pretty when you sign up for Hit The Ground Running and you will enjoy a 20% discount.

For more information and to enroll in the workshop, call Linda at 215.796.3520 or click here to send a message to her inbox.

Freeze 24-7 PlumpLips – $9.99 at Marshalls

Posted on by daneen in Discounts, Lip Plumper, Lipgloss, Philadelphia, Spoiled Pretty family | 1 Comment

plumplips Freeze 24 7 PlumpLips   $9.99 at Marshalls
You could spend $42 for a .28 oz tube of Freeze 24-7 PlumpLips gloss here. Or you could spend $9.99 at your local Marshalls. Yesterday, while shopping the Willow Grove, PA Marshalls with Mama Spoiled Pretty, I spotted a basket full of PlumpLips near register #1.

About a year ago when I reviewed PlumpLips, my sister also fell in love with the lip plumper; but $42 was a little too rich for a college student’s budget. So, being the best big sis a girl could ever wish for, I tossed a tube into my mom’s cart and told her that Lauren would be forever grateful.

Today, Lauren called me to gush about her new gloss…marveling that A) I remembered how hard she tried to find it, on the cheap, circa 2007…and B) that I even recalled which shade she had been searching for (FirstFrost).

I’m good.

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