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

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.

BeingTRUE Giveaway

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beingtrue BeingTRUE GiveawayOriginating from the spa industry in 2004, BeingTRUE pioneered the vision of offering performance products and spa services that deliver both wellness experience and dermatological results – coexisting in color cosmetics, skin and body care.

This week, Spoiled Pretty is partnering with BeingTRUE for an extra special giveaway. What makes it ab fab is that everyone is a winner!

One lucky lass will win:

* Pure Lip Color (3 shades – total retail value: $66): Get the perfect pout with creamy, full-coverage pure lip color. With hints of peppermint oil and caffeine, our lip colors accentuate the natural fullness of lips while helping to decrease fine lines. Exotic orchid extract, vitamin E and green tea add antioxidant protection while Shea butter and lotus flower extract, hydrate and soothe.

* Cream Blush (3 shades – total retail value: $66): Experience an all-natural radiant glow and a soft dewy finish with skin conditioning cream blush. Featuring castor oil and vitamin E to moisturize and protect, wear our cream blush alone for sheer color or use as a base for powder blush.

* Satin Lip Shine (3 shades – total retail value: $60): Luxe color meets sophisticated shine with satin lip shine. Created to coat with a glistening satin finish for color and depth, these lip shines contain an infusion of peppermint oil, caffeine and exotic antioxidants to accentuate the natural fullness of lips and hydrate while helping to decrease fine lines.

* Eye Shadow (3 shades – total retail value: $48): Get flirty with triple-milled eye shadow cache. Designed to enhance eyes with color and dimension, the shades are available in a range of modern colors and desirable textures – matte, natural and shimmer created with oil-free binders that inhibit shadow creasing.

* Energy Work Active Body Peel ($42): This multi-active resurfacer hits tired, dull or discolored skin below the neck to leave you feeling newborn—never scrubbed or scoured. Silken in form, it releases Salicylic Microcapsules upon massage that act quickly to reveal a smoother, younger, far fresher touch and appearance. Skin looks as alive as you feel, now energized by therapeutic essential oils that recharge.

* Moisture + Repair Anti-Aging Body Cream ($38): Formulated to dramatically boost and bind skin’s moisture to plump, smooth and soften. Rose Hip Seed Oil aids in the production of collagen while Green Tea, White Tea and Vitamin E provide antioxidant protection for a total makeover.

* Anti-Aging Youth Revealing Complex ($110): Return skin to its smoother, more youthful-looking self in a matter of weeks with the anti-aging youth revealing complex. Powered by Idebenone, a cosmeceutical and multifunctional antioxidant clinically proven to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, this revolutionary product is packed with ceramides and essential skin lipids to act as a powerful skin revitalizer. Decrease the appearance of aging- clinical studies prove visible results of 27% in just 6 weeks – without the irritation found in most active de-agers.

This BeingTrue prize package is worth a whopping $430!

If you can’t wait until next week for the winner to be announced, you’re in luck. Shop ’til you drop at beingtrue.com, and take 25% off your purchase! Simply enter SPOILEDPRETTY at checkout.

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 “BeingTRUE Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Wednesday, June 24th. One winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Thursday, June 25th, 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.

Good luck!

Winners of the Amala Giveaway!

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amala+beauty+hydrate Winners of the Amala Giveaway!

Congrats to Jill Holden and Joanna Smith, winners of Spoiled Pretty’s Amala giveaway. Jill and Joanna will receive:

amala Winners of the Amala Giveaway!Hydrating Cream Cleanser
Hydrate dry skin while gently removing makeup and impurities with this comforting cleansing cream. The whole botanical ingredients help soothe and restore moisture for clean, soft, radiant skin.

Hydrating Toner

Revive and rehydrate skin with this refreshing toner. Soothing floral waters and whole plant extracts help refine pores and restore moisture to soften and comfort skin.

Hydrating Face Cream
Quench dull, dry skin by helping to restore its natural moisture and elasticity with this creamy hydrating treatment. Whole plant ingredients restore elasticity and protect skin from dehydration for lasting smoothness.

Many thanks to Amala for generously sponsoring this giveaway!

Check back soon for Spoiled Pretty’s next giveaway.