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

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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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 Threes Company
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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philly+fireworks Happy 4th Of July!
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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the+sound+of+music Spoiled Pretty Featured on The Beauty of Life
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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