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

Skin Care

Anastasia Beverly Hills Launches Skin Care Line

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anastasia+line+erasing+serum Anastasia Beverly Hills Launches Skin Care LineAnastasia Soare, the Definitive Brow and Eye Expert, introduces two new skin care products to the popular Anastasia Beverly Hills line. Following the success of her cosmetics line, Anastasia debuted the Line Erasing Serum in August. This lightweight serum is designed for all skin types and promises to soothe, soften, hydrate and lift your eyes without fillers or invasive surgery.

In January 2010, the second skin care product – Sheer Moisture Crème SPF 30 – will launch exclusively at Nordstrom.

Line Erasing Serum ($45) is now available at Sephora and anastasia.net.

Vichy Normaderm Deep Cleansing Gel: Don’t Judge a Cleanser By Its Label

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vichy+normaderm+deep+cleansing+gel Vichy Normaderm Deep Cleansing Gel: Dont Judge a Cleanser By Its LabelWhen it comes to skin care, there’s only one thing scarier to me than benzoyl peroxide in the ingredient list (I’m severely allergic)…and that’s the words “deep cleansing” on the label.

All of the deep cleaning cleansers I’ve used have left my skin feeling desiccated and looking like peeling paint. So when I received a sample of Vichy Normaderm Deep Cleansing Gel, I almost gifted it to one of my friends. But I’m glad that I decided to give it a whirl because it’s absolutely fabulous.

Vichy Normaderm Deep Cleansing Gel sucks the dirt and grime out of pores without sucking the life out of your skin. When you rinse it off, your face feels refreshingly clean – never dry and tight. I highly recommend it – especially for dry, acne prone complexions.

Now, kids…what’s the moral of this story? Don’t judge a cleanser by its label.

Class dismissed.

Beauty Bloggerati Spotlight: Cold Weather Moisturizers

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Girl, when the mercury drops, it’s time to put away your summer moisturizer and break out something a little richer. Heaters and cold weather can zap the moisture from your skin, so it’s important to replenish what you skin is lacking.

I’m in the market for a new winter moisturizer, so I decided to hit up The Beauty Bloggerati for some expert advice.

Clarins+Multi Active+Day+Early+Wrinkle+Correction+Cream Beauty Bloggerati Spotlight: Cold Weather MoisturizersI’ve been loving Clarins Multi-Active Day Early Wrinkle Correction Cream. It moisturizes my dry/combo skin without breaking me out. Plus, it never leaves my neck with a gross, sticky feeling. –Karen, Makeup and Beauty Blog

I’ve been using Dermalogica’s Active Moist for a little while now, it is perfect for my oily skin especially in warmer weather because it’s so light but now that it’s getting colder out, I’m trying a richer moisturizer. Right now I’m giving Elizabeth Arden’s Prevage Day Ultra Protection Anti-aging Moisturizer with SPF30. So far I’m loving the results I’m seeing. It’s soothing some would-be rosacea spots that seem to be trying to form on my skin and some hormonal acne dryness. It is a tad rich for my skin but I’d rather deal with that then some of the other issues I’ve been battling. –Carla, Product Girl

I have dry skin and when the weather turns cold I really have to baby it. I have found comfort in Liz Earle Superskin Concentrate Serum. While the scent is actually quite strong and not appealing to me, I’ve learned to accept it because of the wonderful things it does for my skin! –Tammy, A Mom in Red High Heels

I love Chanel Sublimage for cold winter weather. It’s a bit heavy for me for my normal to oily skin in the summer, but it’s perfect for the blustery windy days of January through March. –Amber, Beauty Blogging Junkie

I am addicted to Fresh Repair & Restore Face Balm normal – combo. Not only does it smell amazing but the texture is beautiful and it melts into your skin leaving it hydrated and supple. –Lisa, These Lips Are Made For Glossin’
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I have sensitive dry/combination skin and I absolutely love using Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion with the pump, which I carry in my purse. –Jennifer, Beyond Beauty Basics

I have combination skin: definitely gets oily on my T-zone, and dry in other areas. I also have crazy sensitive skin, so I look like I’m sunburned sometimes (even if it’s 10 degrees outside). I have just started using the Lierac Paris Creme Mesolift at night, because it has a ton of antioxidants, and hasn’t made me break out. However, a more budget friendly night cream for ladies (that never fails), is just plain ole Vaseline cream (not petroleum). It’s affordable, it’s simple and it rarely irritates the skin (and it’s perfect as an eye cream and lip moisturizer too!) –Bailey, Makeover Momma

ANSR Too Cool For School Giveaway Winner!

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ANSR Acne Kit ANSR Too Cool For School Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to Giselle Espinosa, winner of the ANSR Giveaway!!!

Giselle will soon receive the ANSR: Acne Care Kit ($185). Along with the BEAM (a handheld and portable photo light therapy device), the kit includes PREP, an exfoliating cleanser, DAY, a protective moisturizer that helps prevent blemish outbreaks, and NIGHT, a concentrated gel that treats blemishes overnight.

Many thanks to ANSR: for sponsoring this contest, and to all of you who entered. Stay tuned for Spoiled Pretty’s next giveaway!

Emmys 2009 Beauty: Christina Hendricks

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emmys+2009+christina+hendricks Emmys 2009 Beauty: Christina HendricksMad Men star Christina Hendricks knows that the best accessory a woman can have on the red carpet is luminous skin. Which is why her makeup artist, Georgie Eisdell relied on La Mer products for the 2009 Emmy Awards.

Georgie said, “The look we went for with Christina had a little 20′s influence. I wanted it to keep Christina’s makeup really fresh, clean and elegant. I prepared her skin with La Mer’s The Moisturizing Lotion – it’s perfect to hydrate the skin with being greasy and a perfect base for foundation. Next, I love La Mer’s Treatment Fluid Foundation SPF 15 for Christina. It is light on the skin but gives excellent coverage where needed. Under her eyes I used La Mer’s new Radiant Concealor SPF 25 – a genius product, it goes on so easily and does not cake under the eye. Before I started on her eye I lathered her lips with La Mer’s The Lip Balm. I love using this on Christina; she has full lips so keeping them hydrated is really important and when it’s time to apply lipstick it goes on beautifully.”

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ANSR Too Cool For School Giveaway

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 ANSR Too Cool For School GiveawayThis school year, head back to the hallways with the best-looking skin in the building. Whether you’re a freshman in high school or a college professor, a law school student or a nursery school teacher, ANSR: has the solution with its two amazing skincare kits, which target the biggest skin woes, no matter what age.

ANSR:’s development team has harnessed the effectiveness of photo light therapy into the BEAM, a handheld, portable device that uses both red and blue photo light therapy to treat your skin – doing more than any other device out on the market and for a fraction of the cost of similar spa treatments. The blue light helps destroy impurities beneath the skin, and the red light penetrates deeply to rejuvenate the skin and stimulates collagen growth to improve skin tone and texture and reduce redness.

ANSR: also developed accompanying topical solutions to create two separate kits targeting different focuses – anti-aging or acne treatment:

ANSR+Acne+Kit ANSR Too Cool For School Giveaway

If you are troubled by acneic skin, your ANSR: is the Acne Care Kit ($185). Along with the BEAM, the kit includes PREP, an exfoliating cleanser, DAY, a protective moisturizer that helps prevent blemish outbreaks, and NIGHT, a concentrated gel that treats blemishes overnight. Together, the BEAM and the topicals create an easy-to-follow skin regimen that will have your skin looking better in no time. $185

ANSR+Skin+Rejuvenation ANSR Too Cool For School Giveaway

If you’re concerned about fighting the signs of aging, your ANSR: is the Skin Rejuvenation Kit ($195). In addition to the BEAM, this kit includes SERUM, an advanced formula that combines powerful antioxidants, botanicals and vitamins to rejuvenate skin texture and tone. You’ll be mistaken for a student in less than a semester.

This week, Spoiled Pretty is partnering with ANSR and one lucky winner will receive the kit of his/her choice!

To enter the giveaway, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name, mailing address, and which kit you would like (Acne Care or Skin Rejuvenation). The subject line should read “ANSR Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Wednesday, September 16th. One winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Thursday, September 17th, 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. residents.

Good luck!

The Skinny on The Skinny

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Coming soon…

The Skinny is the first members-only site offering exclusive deals on top-shelf skin care products and spa treatments. Shop The Skinny and you’ll have access to exclusive sales on all of the high end skin care brands and spas you love, at up to 75% off! And if you are a skin care newbie, pregnant, acne sufferers, or have questions about your skin, The Skinny has educational videos and personalized recommendations to help you find the perfect products.

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The site featured brands will include Perricone MD, Lisa Hoffman Beauty, 100% Pure, International Orange, Dermaquest and Organic Apoteke, among others.

The Skinny’s first sale is scheduled for October 2009, but if you sign up today, you’ll be entered to win an awesome anti-aging treatment for your eyes from Dermaquest ($78 value)!