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

Skin Care

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:

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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

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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)!

NARS Cleansing Oil

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nars+cleansing+oil NARS Cleansing Oil“Great skin is the first step to looking beautiful” – François Nars

Great skin begins with a radiant canvas, entirely free of any makeup residue. This technically advanced formula is the first, and most important step in the cleansing process. The weightless, silky solution eliminates makeup traces and flushes out pores, prepping the skin for cleansing. Excess oil coating the skin surface is obliterated, and clarity is visibly improved.

Unlike most facial oils, NARS Makeup Cleansing Oil can be applied with wet or dry hands, and rinses off effortlessly with zero residue. Both gentle and effective enough to use on the eyes and lips.

NARS Makeup Cleansing Oil ($40) will be available in September 2009 on narscosmetics.com.

Shu Uemura Red:Juvenus

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shu+uemura+red+juvenus Shu Uemura Red:JuvenusUsing the power and energy of red, shu uemura introduces a breakthrough technology in red:juvenus, a skin beauty program that that goes beyond prevention to visibly correct signs of aging.

Believing the flow of essential elements such as energy, water and nutrients at the cellular level is vital to maintaining and creating flawless skin, shu uemura empowered each of the line’s
five products with its proprietary Phyto-Red Energy Complex. Comprised of three key red and powerful ingredients, Amalaki, Pomegranate and Lycopene Capsule 2X, this high performance
innovation fights fine lines, wrinkles and large pores while improving skin’s elasticity, texture, clarity and radiance.

The red: juvenus line includes:

Vitalizing Refining Lotion ($40) – A light feeling textured lotion that contains Hibiscus Flower extract helps to renew and refine the look of skin’s surface. Spreads quickly for deep penetration into skin layers, to retain moisture content. Skin feels moisturized, looks energized, smooth, refined and radiant. Use after cleansing.

Intense Revitalizing Concentrate ($85) – A vitalizing, translucent gel concentrate that contains the highest concentration of the Phyto-Red Energy complex within the range. Skin looks energized and with the help of Dipeptide, elastin fibers are protected and the loss of skin
elasticity is limited. Use after the lotion.

Vitalizing Retexturizing Emulsion ($75) – A retexturizing emulsion that enwraps skin with long-lasting moisture. Skin surface becomes refined and smooth. Enriched with Meadowfoam Seed Oil and Hyaluronic Acid, the emulsion softens and plumps the skin with moisture. Use after
essence.

Vitalizing Retexturizing Cream ($65) – A retexturizing gel-cream that nourishes and hydrates the skin with selected lipophilic agents such as lecithin and cholesterol. With Meadowfoam
Seed Oil and Hyaluronic Acid, the cream comfortably spreads on the skin and envelopes it to keep it soft and moisturized.

Vitalizing Line-Reducing Eye Essence ($65) – A gentle eye essence to reduce the appearance of fine lines, first wrinkles and dark circles. Enhanced with caffeine, the eye essence helps promote a healthy looking glow. Its fresh, light texture leaves the delicate eye area moist and smoothes
without a filmy residue.

The Face Masque That Makes You A Mouth Breather

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biologique+recherche+masque+vivant The Face Masque That Makes You A Mouth BreatherBiologique Recherche’s Masque Vivant is absolutely amazing, if you can get past the odor (it looks and smells like fermented soy sauce).

You’re supposed to apply it and then let it do its thing for 10 to 20 minutes – which, in Daneen time, translates to a half hour. I always leave products on longer than instructed for optimum results, because I’m crazy like that. But the smell was so godawful that I could only bear 9.5 minutes before rushing to wash it off.

But let me tell you…once I removed the masque from my face, it was like there was new skin underneath. My complexion was radiant and my skin felt baby smooth. And I had this rosy glow – as if Kevyn Aucoin, himself, had expertly applied some rouge to my cheeks.

In closing, Biologique Recherche’s Masque Vivant may smell like death. But it gave my drab visage new life. And for the results it delivers, I’ll gladly breathe out of my mouth. Hopefully next time, I can make it to 10 minutes…maybe more!

Serena Williams Launches Beauty Line…Win a Chance to Meet Her!

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serena+williams Serena Williams Launches Beauty Line...Win a Chance to Meet Her!Serena can do it in 90 seconds…can you?
Over the weekend, not only did Serena Williams beat her older sister and two-time defending champion Venus Williams to take the Wimbledon women’s tennis title, but she also announced the news of her beauty line, Mission Skincare Active-Beauty Featuring Serena Williams.

Meet Serena:
Starting today and ending July 21st, Serena is hosting a contest to see what you can do in 90 seconds. Enter at SerenasMISSION.com for the chance to meet her and win two VIP tickets to one of her upcoming tournaments. Other prizes include an autographed tennis racquet and $1,000 gift basket of Serena’s personal favorites. Follow her on Twitter @serenajwilliams to get contest updates.

The 90 Second Beauty Challenge:
The signature beauty solution Serena formulated works in just 90 seconds: Oxygen-Active Daily Facial Cleanser. A triple threat, this unique product is a cleanser, makeup remover and hydrating toner in one. Just apply, let the foam do its work, and wipe off. No water required. The result? Skin that appears younger and healthier looking – all for $39.99 at HSN.com beginning July 23rd.

Watch Serena Live!
On July 23rd and July 24th, Serena will appear on HSN to launch her line. Be sure to tune in!

Serena Wins Wimbledon and Announces New Beauty Line

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serena+williams+photo Serena Wins Wimbledon and Announces New Beauty LineOver the weekend, not only did Serena Williams beat her older sister and two-time defending champion Venus Williams to take the Wimbledon women’s tennis title in London, but she also announced the news of her very own beauty line with Mission Skincare.

On July 23rd and 24th, Serena Williams, a Mission Skincare co-founder, will appear on HSN to launch her luxe new skincare line called Mission Skincare Active-Beauty Line: Featuring Serena Williams. The products are engineered to offer proven solutions for the demanding active lifestyle of today’s woman.

The signature hero product is the Oxygen-Active Daily Facial Cleanser ($39.99), engineered with a unique, self-foaming oxygenating technology that cleans impurities, removes makeup, nourishes and renews skin in only 90 seconds. Antioxidant properties help fight free-radical damage and environmental aggressors. The result: skin that appears younger and healthier looking.

The line also includes the following all-star products:

Mission+Skincare+Sugar+Body+Scrub Serena Wins Wimbledon and Announces New Beauty LineSugar Body Scrub ($29.99): Honey Sugar – Refined sugar granules suspended in a moisturizing gel that gently exfoliates the body, leaving the skin smooth, hydrated and healthy.

Restorative Body Butter ($29.99): Honey Sugar – A rich blend of natural extracts and moisturizing agents formulated to deliver superior nourishment and emollients to the skin to protect and hydrate.

Lip Balmer SPF 15 ($3.99): Pomegranate – Who better to design the perfect lip balm than professional athletes who battle heat, sun, sweat and freezing temperatures all in a day’s work? Introducing a long-lasting lip balm in Serena’s favorite flavor – pomegranate. Featuring broad-spectrum SPF 15 sun protection and moisturizing cocoa butter and soybean oil to hydrate and nourish lips. Added bonus – the formula is preservative and paraben-free.

Lip Balmer SPF 15 ($3.99): Pink Lemonade – Formulated to nourish, protect and deliver long-lasting hydration, this refreshing Pink Lemonade lip balm is clinically proven to lock in moisture for up to 8 hours, while providing powerful SPF 15 sun protection.

The products also highlight Mission Skincare’s unique M-10 formula, loaded with a variety of ten vitamins and antioxidants that meet the needs of active women worldwide.



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