Because Shaving is the Pits: DERMAdoctor Gorilla Warfare Antiperspirant Giveaway!


My hair grows like a weed. Unfortunately, the hair of which I speak is not on my head. My legs and underarms give my razor a workout. If I shave in the morning, by afternoon, I've got stubble. And forget about skipping days...unless I want to look like Sasquatch. Getting rid of the hair is not only expensive (I CONTINUE READING

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: BlowPro Perfect Shower Cap


The shower and my chemically-straightened hair are frenemies. Every seventh day when I wash my hair, they get along great in a shampoo Shangri-la. But the rest of the week, I employ a shower cap to keep the steam from undoing the silky straightness. I have been wearing shower caps since I was a child, and I’ve tried them CONTINUE READING

Miss Oops is On Sale at HauteLook


I love Miss Oops fashion fixers and have been using them for years. If you wear clothes, you NEED to get acquainted with Miss Oops. All of those things that can and do go wrong with your wardrobe can be fixed by Miss Oops problem-solving products. Shirt revealing too much cleavage? Accidentally get a deodorant stain on your top? Are your CONTINUE READING

Get Catty With Wildfox Catfarer Sunglasses


I've been searching for some cat eye sunnies for forever. On a whim, I bought these Wildfox Catfarer Sunglasses from Shopbop - hoping that they wouldn't look too cartoonish. Even though I was afraid they'd be too large, I'm digging the oversized frames. They make a statement without overwhelming my face. And the cat eye shape is subtle, so it's not CONTINUE READING

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

Shampoo

What To Use When Your Hair Is Tore Up, From The Split Ends Up

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phytospecific+vital+force What To Use When Your Hair Is Tore Up, From The Split Ends UpThe label for PhytoSpecific’s Vital Force Shampoo and Conditioner indicates that the products are meant for “Curly, Frizzy, or Relaxed Hair.” To be more accurate, the packaging should say: “If your hair is tore up, from the split ends up, open up your wallet.”

The shampoo and conditioner don’t smell very good; the smell isn’t awful, but it’s definitely not something that’s going to engender deep breathing or orgasmic outbursts – like in the old skool Herbal Essences commercials. But the fragrance is a non-issue for me, because the products work so fabulously.

The Vital Force Shampoo hydrates and deeply nourishes very dry, damaged, and brittle hair. Since I started using it, I’ve noticed that my hair feels more moisturized and less brittle – and my hair breakage has decreased significantly.

The Vital Force Crème Bath is a conditioner with high concentrations of shea butter, jojoba oil and sesame oil – which penetrate the hair’s cuticle to deposit vitamins and nutrients that tore up hair is craving. The conditioner’s gummy texture is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced…I’ve been using it for a month, and I still marvel every time I get in the shower. But once you rub it between your hands, it transforms into a creamy consistency that glides through hair.

Usually when I apply conditioner, I’m too lazy to comb it through; but the Vital Force Crème Bath is so amazing that I make sure to always work it through with a wide-tooth comb – to ensure that no strand misses out on its gummy goodness.

PhytoSpecific Vital Force Shampoo and Crème Bath conditioner are available at Sephora and beauty.com.

Earth Day Giveaway: ĕ∙sen∙cia by Samy Salon Systems

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spoiled+pretty+green+week+small Earth Day Giveaway: ĕ∙sen∙cia by Samy Salon SystemsThe essence of healthy hair meets the power of style with ĕ∙sen∙cia by Samy – the newest collection from Samy Salon Systems. This complete line of 100% vegan, natural and organic shampoos, conditioners and styling products is designed to indulge your tresses and senses.

Key botanicals and extracts synergize in natural formulas free of sulfates, parabens and phthalates – that can strip hair’s natural protective layers and fade color – resulting in shiny, luxe locks and longer lasting color. Specially formulated with certified organic ingredients, ĕ∙sen∙cia by Samy is kind to your hair, your skin and the environment, making it a perfect fit for all.

In celebration of Earth Day, Spoiled Pretty is partnering with Samy for a giveaway. Three winners will receive the entire ĕ∙sen∙cia by Samy collection, which includes:

esencia Earth Day Giveaway: ĕ∙sen∙cia by Samy Salon SystemsWhite Lotus Hydrating Shampoo with Barley and Nettle: Gently cleanses while barley and nettle infuse moisture into each strand, making hair soft, silky and manageable. Hydrating botanical extracts smooth and calm frizz.

Mandarin Citrus Volumizing Shampoo with Horsetail and Wheat: Gently cleanses while horsetail extracts strengthen and thicken fine hair; wheat proteins infuse weightless texture for extra body, fullness andbounce.

White Lotus Hydrating Conditioner with Barley and Nettle: Barley and nettle gently moisturize and replenish hair by smoothing and sealing the cuticle, producing brilliant shine and a high gloss finish.

Mandarin Citrus Volumizing Conditioner with Horsetail and Wheat: Horsetail extracts strengthen and protect fine, fragile hair from damage by increasing elasticity while wheat proteins provide weightless volume and body.

Coconut Conditioning Treatment with Shea and Sweet Almond: The ultimate intense conditioning treatment that works instantly on the hair and scalp; shea butter nourishes and moisturizes while sweetalmond oils strengthen and smooth leaving locks silky and shiny.

Rosemary Natural Hairspray with Flax Seed and Jojoba: A hairspray that creates flexibility without stiffness, for all hair types; features break through technology with pine resin and flax seed for lastinghold, jojoba for healing and moisturizing, and rosemary extract for workable hold and high shine.

Pomegranate Styling Mousse with M­­arshmallow and Yarrow: A non-aerosol foaming mousse, formulated with Pomegranate fruit extract containing several highly antioxidant properties, marshmallow for conditioning, and yarrow for volume; protects hair and transform lifeless locks while strengthening and increasing elasticity.

Vanilla Styling Crème with Macadamia and Sunflower: Macadamia nut and sunflower seed oils nourish and moisturize hair and provide style, control and texture; ideal for dry and damaged hair.

Sandalwood Liquid Pomade with Aloe and Avocado: Medium to strong hold pomade formulated with aloe to moisturize the hair and scalp and avocado to condition and shine for a flake-free finish.

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Samy Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Tuesday, April 28th. Three winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Wednesday, April 29th, I’ll announce the winners’ names. 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!

Oscar Blandi Pronto Wet Volumizing Collection Giveaway

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oscar+blandi+pronto+wet+shampoo+and+conditioner Oscar Blandi Pronto Wet Volumizing Collection GiveawayGood day, m’ladies. I’m feeling extra generous this week, so I’m partnering with Oscar Blandi for another Spoiled Pretty giveaway. Yay!

Calling all Pronto Dry Shampoo fans! Get the same botanical, paraben-free cleansing by alternating your dry-shampoo routine with Pronto Wet Instant Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner, used on the days you do wash your hair with water, to remove build-up, enhance moisture, and instantly boost volume.

Oscar Blandi Pronto Wet Instant Volumizing Shampoo purifies hair, removing build-up and instantly boosting volume. Designed to work alternately with Pronto Dry Shampoo, Pronto Wet is the perfect cleanser for the full-wash days on your coif calendar. Save time with Pronto Dry every other day or when you’re on the run.

Oscar Blandi Pronto Wet Instant Volumizing Conditioner moisturizes, detangles, enhances fullness, and delivers quick-drying benefits for a fuss-free good hair day. Pronto Wet Instant Volumizing Conditioner is an essential part of a new regimen created for cleansing and moisturizing your hair. It is designed to work in combination with Pronto Wet Instant Volumizing Shampoo and Blandi’s best-selling Pronto Dry Shampoo. This advanced conditioner harnesses the power clinically proven AquaFlex technology to deliver velvety-soft hair.

These good-for-you, botanical-packed formulas leave hair full, healthy, and scented with Pronto’s signature lemon verbena fragrance. And one lucky winner will receive both the Wet Instant Volumizing Shampoo and Conditoner – a $48 value!

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Oscar Blandi Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, April 5th. One winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, April 6th, 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!

Winners of the Barry Fletcher Hair Products Giveaway!

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barry+fletcher Winners of the Barry Fletcher Hair Products Giveaway!The time has come to announce the winners of the Hair Products Giveaway, sponsored by Barry Fletcher.

Congratulations to Sherry Brooks, grand prize winner of the contest! Sherry has won Moisture Therapy Honeysuckle Moisturizing Shampoo, Moisture Therapy Revitalizing Conditioner, Thick N Slick Custard, Glo N Grow, Press N Curl Wax, Memory Mist, Silk N Shine, and Moisture Silk Mousse.

Second prize winner Angeline Smith will receive Moisture Therapy Honeysuckle Moisturizing Shampoo, Moisture Therapy Revitalizing Conditioner, Thick N Slick Custard, Press N Curl Wax, Memory Mist, and Silk N Shine.

Special thanks to Barry Fletcher for spoiling these gals pretty. And I have some advice for all of y’all with tore up tresses who didn’t win…Berry Fletcher’s products are AMAZING and are perfectly priced for today’s economy.

Spoiled Pretty’s next giveaway will be revealed tonight, so check back soon!

Barry Fletcher Hair Products Giveaway!!!

Posted on by daneen in Conditioner, Contest, Giveaway, Hair, Hair Styling, Shampoo | Leave a comment
hair+shower Barry Fletcher Hair Products Giveaway!!!Hey there! If you’re regular visitor to Spoiled Pretty, you know that I don’t waste time or money on shampoos and conditioners that merely cleanse and condition. My hair is dry, overprocessed and has some serious behavioral issues…so I expect more from my hair care products. I expect them to be miracle workers, which is why I’m such a big fan of Barry Fletcher. I love his Moisture Therapy Honeysuckle Moisturizing Shampoo and Moisture Therapy Revitalizing Conditioner so much that there’s always a back-up at the ready.

You know how I get when I love products this much…I give them away; Mama Spoiled Pretty taught me to share my toys. So get ready for a Spoiled Pretty giveaway, sponsored by Barry Fletcher.

One grand prize winner will receive:

barry fletcher Barry Fletcher Hair Products Giveaway!!!Moisture Therapy Honeysuckle Moisturizing Shampoo: Nourishes the hair with protein and pure biological extracts to moisturize and leave hair silky smooth and shiny. Natural humectants soothe the scalp rendering it moist, healthy and refreshed.

Moisture Therapy Revitalizing Conditioner: Helps to build elasticity and improve porosity. This revitalizing conditioner can be used on natural and chemically-treated hair. Leaves your hair silky and shiny.

Thick N Slick Custard: A naturally fresh, alcohol-free conditioning creme gel with super moisture and sheen. It has an exceptional blend of 100% natural extracts, Hawaiian white ginger, aloe vera, and flowers bountiful in natural lubricants.

Glo N Grow: A vitamin-enriched hair treatment that moistens the scalp to promote hair growth. It gives protection and super shine for use of hot tools.

Press N Curl Wax: This special blend of carrot oil, soybean oil and bees wax helps penetrate hair, adding moisture and protecting against pressing hot tools – rendering hair silky smooth with a long-lasting satin finish.

Memory Mist: Humidity resistant, gives curls memory, seals in moisture, holds style longer and leaves hair soft and shiny.

Silk N Shine: This vitamin enriched, non-aerosol, finishing gloss is lightweight, so there’s no build-up. And the formula contains no alcohol, so it doesn’t dry hair out. It seals in moisture and makes hair feel like silk.

Moisture Silk Mousse: The light, alcohol-free, foaming conditioning lotion provides the ultimate variety for any texture and style. Detangles hair prior blow drying, and minimizes frizzing when drying naturally.

One runner-up will win Moisture Therapy Honeysuckle Moisturizing Shampoo, Moisture Therapy Revitalizing Conditioner, Thick N Slick Custard, Press N Curl Wax, Memory Mist, and Silk N Shine.

I can’t wait to share these products with you. Don’t be fooled by the plain packaging…the products inside are absolutely amazing – and you’re going to love them!

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Barry Fletcher Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Wednesday, March 18th. Two winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Thursday, March 19th, I’ll announce the winners’ names. 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.

Blowout at Ted Gibson Salon Blows My Mind!

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ted+gibson+salon Blowout at Ted Gibson Salon Blows My Mind!

Yesterday morning after arriving in NYC for Fashion Week and dropping my bags off at the hotel, I high-tailed it to the Ted Gibson Salon on 5th Avenue.

 Blowout at Ted Gibson Salon Blows My Mind!Jason Backe, who recently dyed my hair to the most gorge hot chocolate hue, arranged for Amber and me to get our tresses blown out. Vincenza, before shampooing me with Ted Gibson Clarity Color Shampoo (which smells DIVINE, by the by), was shocked by the softness of my hair. She was even more astounded when I told her it was thanks to Nice ‘N Easy ColorSeal Conditioning Gloss.

Laisam rubbed a Ted Gibson Hair Sheet on my towel-dried hair to rejuvinate my locks and protect against UV rays and environmental damage, then she blowed out my hair to perfection. While Laisam skillfully styled my hair, she entertained me with funny stories about her mom – whose crazy antics remind me a lot of Mama Spoiled Pretty.

Before Laisam sent me on my way, to grace New York with my bomb blowout, she rubbed a little shine serum on my hair to make it shine like the top of the Chrystler building. This product isn’t yet on shelves, as Ted is still testing it…but Laisam has a great pet name for it; she calls it “crack juice” because once you use it, it becomes an addiction.

Once you turn crack, you never turn back.

#NYFW

Wish I Was In Hot Water

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loreal+everpure+moisture+shampoo Wish I Was In Hot WaterHappy Sunday, everyone. I hope that you all are enjoying your weekend and finding some time to relax and spoil yourselves pretty.

I’m sitting on the sofa with shampoo in my hair and a shower cap on top to prevent drippage – because Mr. Spoiled Pretty used up all of the hot water. Halfway through my shower routine, the water turned ice-cold…so I’m waiting for our inept hot water heater to get it’s head in the game.

Luckily, I picked a gentle shampoo to test today. Everpure Moisture Shampoo is a new vegan, sulfate-free formula from L’Oreal…so I’m pretty sure that my hair won’t be worse for wear after waiting 30 minutes for some agua caliente.

Okay…gonna go rinse now. Click here to check out the entire L’Oreal EverPure line of products.

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