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eos Shave Cream Giveaway

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Why is it that the hair on my head takes foreva eva to grow, yet my legs have a five o’clock shadow seconds after I’ve emerged from the shower?

I’m not going to trip and pretend that shaving my stems is one of my favorite pastimes; a necessary evil is what it is. But I’ve found a pretty fantabulous product that makes this chore much less of a bore. And I’m so enamored that I want to share it with all of my friends.

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This week, Spoiled Pretty is partnering with eos for a giveaway. Five readers will win eos Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream!

This cream is so intensely hydrating, you can shave wet or dry, and it leaves skin soft and smooth throughout the day. The non-foaming cream is enriched with natural aloe, oat, and shea butter – which soothes while boosting skin’s moisture level. Antioxidant Vitamins E & C help skin look radiantly healthy. And it comes in an ergonomic, soft-touch recyclable bottle that looks super cute in your shower, but won’t leave a rust ring on your tub!

Winners will receive two bottles of eos Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream…one in Raspberry Pomegranate (my personal fave) and Vanilla Bliss (you know your girl can’t resist a little vanilla sugah).

To enter the giveaway, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “eos Shave Cream Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, July 12th. Five winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, July 13th, 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. residents.

Good luck!

Bumpy Ride: A Long Journey To Rid My Legs Of Hair Bumps

woman shaving legs razor Bumpy Ride: A Long Journey To Rid My Legs Of Hair BumpsSince I hit puberty, I’ve been cursed with hair bumps on my legs. Because the hair on my legs is coarse and grows in a curly pattern, sometimes as the hair grows out, it curls back under the skin into the same follicle. And because the hair is trapped under the skin, even after I shave, I still have many unsightly ingrown hairs.

The condition isn’t physically painful, like razor bumps; but it is emotionally painful, as I’ve spent many years hiding this condition beneath long skirts and pants – even during the dog days of summer.

For half of my life, I’ve had a serious case of leg envy. Every time I see a woman with silky smooth gams, I selfishly hope that she silently suffers from stretch marks, bacne or some other embarrassing ailment that isn’t apparently obvious. It just isn’t fair!

I’ve tried a million and one products and techniques to solve the problem…and while I’ve yet to discover a panacea, I have found a temporary solution.   (more…)

Loofah…To The Next Level

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If you enjoy exfoliating as much as I do, you absolutely must pick up Dermalogica’s Ultimate Buffing Cloth. This cloth emilinates the need for exfoliating body washes and scrubs that can coat your tub/shower with slippery and gritty grains.

Once you use it, you’ll tell your loofah to “hit the road, jack” and you’ll never look back. The Ultimate Buffing Cloth is gentle, yet effective – and can be used with any body cleanser to reveal smooth, glowing skin. It works wonders on elbows, knees and heels…and is especially handy dandy when used on legs pre-shave. Say sayonara to stubble and hello to silky stems!

Amazing Grace Giveaway!

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I’m a fan of potent perfumes, and I’m a little heavy-handed in the application. Mr. Spoiled Pretty benignly suggests that I search for products with subtler notes. And every time I’m in a confined space with my mom and sister, they bluntly accuse me of wearing enough perfume to “choke a horse.” As much as I love my strong scents, I’ll admit that they can’t all be wrong.

So when I received an Amazing Grace gift set from Philosophy last week, I kept an open mind. Amazing Grace is Philosophy’s best selling scent, “created to enhance a woman’s well-being and draw people closer without overwhelming.” The products smelled good enough in the packaging, but how would it smell on me? Non-existent, I predicted…I hate fleeting fragrances that last for a hot second then fade away. But I was keeping an open mind and decided to put Amazing Grace to the test.

After a particularly challenging stint at the gym, I was sweaty, smelly and in serious need of a shower. Typically, I would use a deodorant soap or body wash, post-workout. But Amazing Grace Perfumed Buffing Wash helped me get squeaky clean again…in addition to exfoliating and hydrating my skin. Even hours later, the wonderfully feminine fragrance continued to linger on. When Graham returned from work that night and I welcomed him home, he said, “Honey, you smell great.” That’s when I knew I’d found a winner.

But the true test was my sister, who I usually have to bribe for a compliment. This past weekend, I met up with my mom and sister for a late brunch and an afternoon of shopping. When my mom called to say she was a couple of blocks away from my apartment, I quickly sprayed on Amazing Grace Perfumed Body Spritz and headed out the door to meet up with the peanut gallery.

After our meal, we headed to Rittenhouse for some retail therapy…and out of the blue, Lauren says, “What are you wearing? It smells good.” OMG. Stop. The. Presses. My sister just said something nice…to me. Needless to say, Amazing Grace has become a staple in my daily beauty ritual.

Amazing Grace, how sweet the scent,
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see!

I’m so wild about these products that I want to share with one of you! This week, Spoiled Pretty is giving you an opportunity to win an Amazing Grace Gift Set courtesy of Philosophy. The set includes:

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Amazing Grace Perfumed Buffing Wash has a creamy, gel-like texture and contains gentle exfoliants that help smooth and soften skin without irritation. Use it daily over entire body in your shower or bath to maintain skin smoothness and hydration.

Amazing Grace Perfumed Shave Gel has a creamy, lotion-like texture, which allows your razor to glide over your skin for a gentle, yet close shave. It leave your legs and underarms super soft and silky smooth with an amazingly clean, beautifully feminine scent.

Amazing Grace Perfumed Body Spritz is a lightly scented spray which provides moisturizing and antioxidant benefits. It makes a great fragrance base, and can be enhanced by applying the infinitely clean, beautifully feminine scent of amazing grace eau de parfum to your pulse points as your ‘top coat’ or feel free to use with any of Philosophy’s state of grace fragrances, including Inner Grace, Pure Grace, or Baby Grace.

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name. The subject line should read “Amazing Grace Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, July 13th. One winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, July 14th, 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. & Canadian residents only.

Good luck!

Who’s Your Daddy: Clarisonic Giveaway!

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Poor dads. Every time a holiday rolls around, you rack your brain to come up with the perfect present. But what does dear ole dad wind up getting? A necktie…a sleeve of golf balls…or some new power tools. How uninspired.

This Father’s Day, help dad get in touch with his softer side by giving him a tool he’ll actually use. My holy grail/essential beauty product, the Clarisonic Skin Care System, is now available in “graphite gray.”

Father%27s+Day+Gray+Clarisonic Whos Your Daddy: Clarisonic Giveaway!Dad will love how using the Clarisonic to apply shaving lubricant ensures a closer shave with reduced razor irritation. And he’ll definitely be intrigued when you tell him that Clarisonic’s oscillating brush removes six times more dirt and oil than soap and water alone.

This limited-edition Clarisonic is now available at clarisonic.com. But one lucky reader will win a Graphite Gray Clarisonic, to spoil their dad handsomely. This prize is valued at $195!

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Tell me what you love most about your dad, or what makes your spouse such a wonderful father. Attach a pic of you with your dad, or one of your spouse with your child(ren). I will be posting the photo of the winner…so don’t send a pic you don’t want published.

Be sure to include your full name. The subject line should read “Clarisonic Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Saturday, June 14th. A winner will be chosen from among the entrants. On Sunday, June 15th (Father’s Day), 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. & Canadian residents only.

Good luck!

Gillette Venus Giveaway Winners

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Last week, I proclaimed my love for Venus Embrace, the new 5-blade shaving system from Gillette. I decided to spread the love by hosting a giveaway. And now, the time has come to announce the fifteen winners. So without further ado, they are:

gillette+venus+embrace Gillette Venus Giveaway WinnersCarrie Baird
Kate Barrington
Dana Eckstrom
Crescenda Ekwere
Tammy Kennedy
Ziya Khan
Candie Luster
Maggie Mannwieler
Karen Sue Mester
Pamela Mosher
Monique Rizzo
Alexia Jordan Robertson
Elaine Rosser
Regina Sanders
Shannon Scott

These ladies have won the Venus Embrace Shaving System, plus a can of the new Satin Care Alluring Avocado Shave Gel. Ladies, get ready for some seriously smooth gams – courtesy of Gillette!

Thanks to everyone who entered. And keep an eye out for two new giveaways that I’ll announce later today. Yeah, you heard me right…two! You won’t want to miss these contests. So I’ll see you soon? TTFN!

Gillette Venus Embrace Giveaway!

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It’s that time of year again. Time to bite the bullet and bare some skin. Now that the weather is getting warmer, you can’t get away with a perfunctory shave. You know, the one where you sloppily run the razor over your legs – missing whole patches of skin; you shave just enough so that you don’t offend your man, or resemble a Wooly Mammoth. Well, now that hemlines are getting shorter and long sleeves give way to tanks, you need to invest a little more thought, time and energy into your method of hair removal.

Have I got the razor for you. You absolutely must try Venus Embrace, Gillette’s new shaving system – with five blades surrounded by a ‘protective ribbon of moisture.’

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The pivoting head allows the blades to stay in constant contact with the skin, even around nick-prone areas like knees and ankles. The soft grip handle provides increased control in the shower, and the razor comes with this super cool ‘ShowerPod’ that suctions to the tile and conveniently stores the razor and extra blades.

A lot of information, I realize…but here’s the bottom line: right now, I’m proud to say that my armpits haven’t been this smooth or hair-free since before I hit puberty. I’m amazed.

satin+care+avocado Gillette Venus Embrace Giveaway!I am so excited by the Venus Embrace that I want to share the smoothness with all of you. So this week, 15 lucky readers will win a Venus Embrace Shaving System, plus Satin Care Alluring Avocado Shave Gel (which is intensely moisturizing and has a light, fresh scent)!

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name. The subject line should read “Venus Embrace Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, June 8th. Winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, June 9th, 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. & Canadian residents only.

Good luck!

Grooming Guru To Visit DC

 Grooming Guru To Visit DCTony Sosnick, the grooming guru behind Anthony Logistics for Men, is coming to Washington, DC on Friday, November 16th to share his shaving expertise and give skin consultations at the Blue Mercury store in Dupont Circle. Although marketed to men, these products are just as effective on those of us with two X chromosomes.

There will be a cocktail party from 3-7pm where you can meet Tony and learn all about:

Grooming Gifts for the Holidays – With holiday season approaching, subtle ways the ladies can be a positive influence without offending.

How to Winter-ize Your Skin Routine – Tips on switching over everything from your moisturizer and general routine from the hot humidity of summer to the cold and dry days of winter.

5 Steps to the Perfect Shave – From the temperature of the water to the direction of your blade, what every guy needs to know.

Shaving Tips for Girls, from a Grooming Guru – Just because shorts and miniskirts have gone into hibernation doesn’t mean your razor should follow suit; Tony will share his expertise on the steps to get a super smooth shave.

The Dupont Circle Blue Mercury store is located at 1619 Connecticut Avenue NW. For more information about this event, call 202.462.1300.

Space Issues

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Not Soap, Radio’s Portable Panacea Trios are designed specifically for those on the go, and those who have space issues.

“Whether you are flying out the door or flying around the world, running to work or running on the treadmill, this line will work for you.”

The entire line consists of 2 groupings – a hair care group and a body care group. Each contains 3 products, in individual bottles, held together with an overcap and an undercap. All bottles are flip-top and can stand up on their own.

The hair care trio consists of body wash, shampoo, and conditioner. The body care trio consists of body polish, shave gel, and lotion. Both sets are currently on sale for $12.

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