StriVectin Tightening Face Serum Giveaway


Roll back the years with the NEW StriVectin “Roll Back the Years” Firming Collection - a trio of formulas that help to improve skin’s appearance. This three-piece set, which includes the StriVectin-TL Face Serum, the StriVectin-TL Body Cream and the new QVC exclusive StriVectin-TL Neck Serum Roller, helps skin appear firmer and softer on the face, body and neck. . The StriVectin CONTINUE READING

Bath & Body Works Cooling Gel Lotion Needs A New Name


A few weeks ago, I paid a visit to my local Bath & Body Works store. I was on the hunt for a tropical-smelling body wash that wouldn't break the bank, and B&BW seemed like a good place to search. When I entered the store, I was greeted my a really nice saleswoman who asked me what I was CONTINUE READING

Laura Mercier Master Class: Makeup Bag Must-Haves in Your 30s


Every month, my girlfriends from college and I get together for dinner in the Philadelphia area. We started this tradition about two years ago, and - of course - we have a great time catching up and reminiscing!  Most of them are product-obsessed (like me), and most have been through some sort of make-up introductory when we became "of age" to wear it.  Now CONTINUE READING

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2014: 20 Can't Miss Beauty Exclusives!


The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is in full swing. July 18th through August 3rd, shoppers nationwide will participate in what has been an annual ritual since the 1960’s. Vacation days are planned around it, lines form in anticipation of it – and it’s not only for the pre-season savings on fall fashion and accessories. During the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, the Cosmetics department provides their devoted beauty customers the opportunity to scoop up unique limited-edition items from CONTINUE READING

Dermadoctor Physical Chemistry


One of my all-time favorite products is Dermadoctor KP Duty, a dual action body exfoliator that combines the benefits of a chemical peel and microdermabrasion. It was developed to treat chicken skin - those little red bumps that many people get on their upper arms. But, for years, I've been using it to exfoliate my legs pre-shave.  There's really no body exfoliator CONTINUE READING

Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Collection


I'm a huge fan of Quentin Tarantino and Pulp Fiction is one of my top 3 movies of all time (the others being The Sound of Music and The Godfather, Part II). Urban Decay is one of my top 3 beauty brands so I just about lost my mind when I heard about their limited-edition Pulp Fiction collection, which CONTINUE READING

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Falling Asleep As I Type This

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Bonjour, dahlings! Ça va?

Alright…enough of the plesantries. I know you keep checking back for the next Spoiled Pretty giveaway and you keep coming up with nuthin’. Sorry about that.

tired+blogger Falling Asleep As I Type ThisI’m on a business trip, and I meant to post just now…but I am so exhausted, there are no words.

So to show my appreciation for your patience, I’ll announce two giveaways later today. One general contest, and a bonus giveaway especially for my Philly girls.

Hang in there, and see ya back here real soon!

Three’s Company

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Today I caught up with Amber (of Beauty Blogging Junkie fame). Amber was home for the holiday, so we met up in King of Prussia and she brought along her fabulous friend, Lee. We hit up Nordstrom Rack and once we were all shopped out, grabbed a bite at Cheesecake Factory. Between mouthfuls of spring rolls, salad and pizza, we dished on our fave products and our mutual love of the 1980s.

Amber and I have something truly, truly, truly outrageous planned for next week…

Next week, July 7 through 11, will be 80s Ladies Week at Spoiled Pretty and Beauty Blogging Junkie. We will both choose an 80s TV show, movie, song, clothing trend, and toy – and write about a corresponding product inspired by each one of those categories.

It’s gonna be totally tubular…like, fer sure! Stay tuned.

Happy 4th Of July!

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Greetings from Philadelphia, the birthplace of this great nation. Here’s wishing each and every one of you an enjoyable and safe Independence Day!

Stay pretty,

Daneen icon smile Happy 4th Of July!

Oops…My Bad

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cher+clueless+my+bad Oops...My Bad
Life has been crazy busy for your resident beauty junkie. With all that I’ve got going on, I am a wee bit behind on my posts. Please accept my apologies. Believe me, I wish I could give you all of the beauty reviews and news that you crave…I really do. But juggling my real job, joining the gym, and community service doesn’t leave me much spare time – and I’ve been spending most of that sleeping and doing laundry.

I’m getting better at this time management thing, so look for regular posts to resume very soon…and be sure to check back tomorrow for another insanely fabulous giveaway!!!

I hope you’ve been enjoying my In The Bag Summer Beauty Giveaways. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Go check it out…you don’t know what you’ve been missing!

Spoiled Pretty Featured on The Beauty of Life

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Every Friday, the always-adorable Jamie of The Beauty of Life profiles fellow beauty bloggers and industry professionals for her First Look Fridays series. Today, the spotlight is on Spoiled Pretty.

Get on over there to learn some Spoiled Pretty secrets – like why I started blogging, the origins of the blog name, and my five beauty essentials (think you know what they are?), and the inane reason for the photo above. But before you head on over, here’s a little something to whet your appetite:

Daneen’s blog is one of my must-reads every day because she’s got such a unique take on beauty — I feel like I’m listening to a friend tell me about her favorite products every time I read one of her posts!

Aw shucks. Thanks, Jamie! Now take it away

Your Fave Beauty Blogs On One Page: AllTop.com

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woman+on+laptop Your Fave Beauty Blogs On One Page: AllTop.com
Are you addicted to beauty blogs? Just can’t get enough? Me too. But some days, I forget to check my favorite sites…or I open too many windows and get confused about where I’ve been and where I’m going. Wouldn’t it be awesome to have all of your fave blogs’ posts all on the same page? Yes, I realize I could go the Google Reader route, but I’m just not in the mood.

So do what I do…surf on over to Alltop.com. It’s like a “digital magazine rack” for “all the top” stories. Go ahead…I’ll still be here when you get back.

Dear Anonymous…

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Today, I received a nasty message in the comments section of the Venus Embrace Giveaway post. This is what “anonymous” wrote:

Sorry to be so cynical but one of the winners of the Venus giveaway has the same last name as you. Is that a relative or in-law? If so, I think that is totally unfair to your readers. Now I am wondering if the other winners are all just friends of yours. Hmmm…..not a good look Daneen. icon sad Dear Anonymous...

First of all, I think it is a cowardly act to come on my blog, publicly accuse me of being a liar and a cheat, but conceal your own identity. So, anonymous…I’m posting my rebuttal on the main page (not in the comments section) so that you, and everyone else who reads Spoiled Pretty, understands that I have nothing to hide and that there is no impropriety going on.

Carrie Baird was randomly selected from the Gillette giveaway entries. Did I worry that this might appear suspect? Yes. But is it fair to disqualify a woman whom I have never met, merely because we share a last name (FYI: Baird is actually a very common surname)? Absolutely not. If my last name was Smith, and I chose a winner with the same last name, would we be having this conversation? Probably not.

I spend an inordinate amount of time coordinating these giveaways. Every Monday, it is my joy to offer each and every one of you an opportunity to win my favorite beauty products. And it absolutely makes my day when I notify a reader that she’s won and she writes back, “Thank you so much, Daneen. I’m so excited to receive my prize. I never win anything!”

Contests aside, I am up to my eyeballs in beauty products…and that’s after I’ve given much of it to my family and close friends. So your theory of my orchestrating fake giveaways is completely and utterly ludicrous.

So, in closing…Anonymous, I hope that you will have the decency to never, ever enter a Spoiled Pretty giveaway again. Because a person who would question and attack my intergrity doesn’t deserve to benefit from my beneficence.

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