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Beauty And The Bronze: How To Get Kim Kardashian’s Glow

On his blog, makeup artist/photographer Troy Jensen shares the tricks and makeup he employs for transforming mere mortals in bronze goddesses. Troy is responsible for Kim Kardashian’s devastatingly gorge makeup, seen above…so homeboy obviously knows what he’s talking about.

For Kim Kardashian beauty and makeup tips, click here.

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ModelCo Giveaway Winners!!!

Watch out, JLo…Sydney Brougham, Rachel Campbell and Carina Zhong are about to show you how to glow.

These lucky lasses are the winners of the ModelCo giveaway. They will each receive:

* ModelCo Body Meringue: a revolutionary 4-in-1 product – and instant bronzer, shimmer and self-tanner with anti-cellulite benefits.

* ModelCo Shimmer Airbrush Illuminiser: this illuminising mist evenly covers your face and body – leaving your skin with a shimmery, youthful glow.

Thanks to everyone who entered. And special thanks to ModelCo for sponsoring the contest!

If you didn’t win this giveaway, you can still get glowing. ModelCo products are available at Sephora and modelco.com.au. Body Meringue and Shimmer Airbrush Illuminiser are among my top picks for summer – so trust me, you will not be disappointed.

Check back soon for our next giveaway!
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You Glow Girl: ModelCo Body Meringue Bronze Glow


This past weekend, my sis, Lauren, finally caught up to her ID and turned 21. On the agenda for Saturday night was a Sex And The City-inspired partay at a hip lounge, with loud music and libations.

Pre-celebration, Lauren coached me on exactly what to wear (LBD from Arden B), how to style my hair (flipped at the ends, volume at the crown, and side-swept bangs), and my makeup look (bronze smoky eye, a hint of color on the cheeks, and glossy pale lip)…just in case premature Alzheimer’s had set in and I forgot how to work it.

So, just to prove that I’m still stylish and hip in my old age – I decided to up the beauty ante by self-tanning with ModelCo Body Meringue Bronze Glow, an all-in-one instant bronze shimmer and gradual self-tanner with skin-firming benefits. This weightless foam hydrates, protects, and leaves the skin feeling firm while offering a light buildable, natural tan. After smoothing the foam on (absolutely no mess whatsoever), a light instant bronze appeared so I could see exactly where I applied. I waited 10 minutes for it to dry, and over the next few hours, my tan gradually deepened…and left a subtle, sexy shimmer on my skin for added glow.

The best part about this product? Skin is left feeling firm and toned with active ingredient SLIMFIT® LS 9509 – which works to reduce the appearance of the visible orange peel effect associated with cellulite. I can’t remember the last time my gams looked this good! My only pet peeve, however, was the scent…but it was faint and easy to overlook, considering how blinded I was by my gorgeous golden glow. I would have topped off my tan with a spritz of ModelCo’s Airbrush Shimmer Luminizer, but I didn’t want to steal the spotlight from the birthday girl.


ModelCo Body Meringue Bronze Glow is available at Sephora and modelco.com.

80s Ladies Week: You Need Lise Watier Havana Dry Oil Today…Not Tomorrow!


Back in the mid-eighties, I wanted to be an orphan. But not just any orphan…little orphan Annie. As a musically-inclined rugrat, I couldn’t imagine anything better than singing and dancing around all day, not going to school, and getting into shenanigans with my best girlfriends.

I would watch my VHS tape recording of Annie incessantly. I watched that movie like it was my J-O-B. And when the tape wasn’t in the VCR, I was playing the soundtrack on my Fisher Price record player. My mom probably cursed the day that she bought that record, because from then on, I was running around the house acting out every scene and practicing the songs like I was Broadway-bound. With a red cheerleading pom-pom perfectly perched on my head, I belted out “Tomorrow” like there was no tomorrow.

Okay, enough of my trip down memory lane. It’s 80s Ladies Week here at Spoiled Pretty and, today, my product review is inspired by my favorite childhood movie. You know how the orphans sang “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile?” Well, while that may be true, this beauty junkie insists you’re never fully dressed without Lise Watier’s new Havana Dry Oil Body Glow.

Picture it…it’s Friday or Saturday night. You’re getting ready to go out with your man or meet up with your friends. You’re wearing a pair of kitten heels that would make Carrie Bradshaw blush and you’ve got your freakum dress on. But you’re not ready until you dress your arms, legs, and décolletage in Havana Dry Oil. The luxurious texture of this dry oil melts on the skin, and its golden shimmering pearls reflect the light to leave the skin with a luminous tan.

If this stuff was available in the make-believe 1930s, Miss Hannigan would certainly slather some on before her mid-day tryst with Mr. Bundles, the laundry man.

Formulated with a light sunscreen and enriched with emollients and antioxidant Vitamin E, Havana Dry Oil penetrates quickly, leaving skin silky smooth, without any greasy or oily residue…so you don’t “shine like the top of the Chrystler Building.” And the baby oil scent smells heavenly!

Digging 80s Ladies Week? Be sure to check out Amber’s 80s inspired product review over at Beauty Blogging Junkie.

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