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

Shopbop Sale: Take Extra 25% Off


  Take an extra 25% off select sale items at Shopbop.com until Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 11:59 PST. Enter code 25EXTRA at checkout. You're CONTINUE READING

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

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Dishing On The Dish

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thedish Dishing On The DishHave you seen The Dish on The Style Network?

Hosted by Danielle Fishel (aka Topanga from Boy Meets World), this show takes an irreverent look at the weekly mishaps and meltdowns of celebrity fashion and lifestyle.

If you’re a Spoiled Pretty regular, you’re gonna love this show. It’s like The Soup for the ladies.

The Dish is one of my new favorite guilty pleasures…along with VH1’s Glam God (hosted by tranny-esque Vivica A. Fox) and The Cho Show. Watch them while your man is in the other room, or out doing ‘man’ things.

Tiddy Bear

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You know this was some guy’s idea. The name, anyway…

Get In Shape Girl

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rhythmic+gymnastics Get In Shape Girl
Are rhythmic gymnastics Olympic sports anymore? I’m feeling too lazy to do the research. But if trampoline is a sport, someone needs to bust out some balls, hoola hoops and ribbons right quick.

As a child, I remember tirelessly training for the Olympics with my Get In Shape Girl equipment. And I know I wasn’t the only one…

Kim Kardashian’s Video Makeup Lesson: Part IV, Lashes and Lips!

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Kim+Kardashian Kim Kardashians Video Makeup Lesson: Part IV, Lashes and Lips!
I know that you Kim Kardashian fans have been anxiously waiting for the finale of her “Smokey Eye” video tutorial. Today, Kim and her makeup artist, Stephen Moleski, show us how to finish the look with lush lashes and kissable lips.

* Stephen recommends fake eyelashes with a clear base, because they’re more pliable.

* Cut fake lashes to desired length.

* Apply Duo Surgical Adhesive to fake lash strip and let dry until adhesive gets tacky.

* While looking down, slip on lash strip – then press false lashes into your own so they blend.

* Kim uses MAC Select/Sheer Loose Powder in NC45 as a bronzer.

* Sweep a highlighting powder under the eye.

* Remove mascara wand from tube (Kim is partial to MAC Zoom Lash) and wipe excess with a tissue to prevent clumping. Then apply to lashes.

* Line lips with a liner that closely matches your natural lip color (Kim uses MAC Lip Pencil in Stripdown), then blend.

* Fill in lips with a pale lipstick, like MAC Lipstick in Angel.

* Top off those lovely lips with a gorgeous gloss, like Kim’s fave, NARS Lip Gloss in Turkish Delight.

* Finally, sweep a little powder blush onto cheeks; Stephen uses MAC Pro Powder Blush in Shy and Cheek

Did you miss the earlier segments of Kim’s video? No worries…click here for Part I, Part II, and Part III.

For more of Kim Kardashian’s beauty and makeup tips, click here!

Source: kimkardashian.com

Essie Fall 2008 Color Collection Giveaway!!!

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Essie+Fall+2008 Essie Fall 2008 Color Collection Giveaway!!!
Earlier this week, I promised that I would be reviewing some of the hottest new makeup collections for Fall 2008. Yes…I realize I’m a wee bit behind. But I’ve been busy. And the Olympics have been distracting me. Then Amber and I got on the phone and talked forev. And now my throat’s a tore up mess.

But I’m making it up to you…with a fantabulously unexpected giveaway!!! Nothing like a beauty bribe to keep you coming back. You know you love me.

This week, I’ve joined forces with Essie to spoil one reader pretty with these cool jewel-toned nail polishes in the season’s hottest color palette. The collection compliments fall’s bold blast of color with six stunning shades ranging from rich, elegant reds to deep, luscious purples.

Essie’s fall 2008 nail color collection includes:

Big Spender: Divinely lush red-violet
Forever Young: Fiery tango red
Lacy Not Racy: Velvety vintage burgundy
No Boundaries: Juicy passionate plum
Swept Off My Feet: Dusky rose seduction
Tomboy No More: Red currant truffle

Each bottle retails for $8. Or purchase the full collection for $45. Or you could enter this week’s giveaway – and if you win, the entire collection would be FREE!

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name. The subject line should read “Essie Fall 2008 Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Wednesday, August 20th. One winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Thursday, August 21st, 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 only.

Good luck!

Oooh…and watch my very first video!!! But be sure to take your Dramamine before viewing…

Kim Kardashian’s Video Makeup Lesson: Part III, Finish The Eyes

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KimKardashian Kim Kardashians Video Makeup Lesson: Part III, Finish The Eyes
Today, Kim Kardashian and her makeup artist, Stephen Moleski, show us how to finish off Kim’s “Smokey Eye.”

* First, use MAC 242 Shader Brush to apply MAC Pigment in Naked to the inner corners of the eyes.

* Next, press MAC Eye Shadow in Carbon into the lashline and blend up into the crease, using MAC 266 Small Angle Brush.

* Using the same brush, MAC 266, fill in brows with MAC Eye Shadow in Espresso.

* Finally, brush away the powder from underneath the eye.

Click here for Part IV (lashes!!!) of Kim’s video. Click here for Part I and Part II.

For more of Kim Kardashian’s beauty and makeup tips, click here!

Source: officialkimkardashian.com

Kim Kardashian’s Video Makeup Lesson: Part II, Eyes

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Kim+Kardashian+Photo Kim Kardashians Video Makeup Lesson: Part II, Eyes
In part II of her “Smokey Eye Look” video, Kim Kardashian and her makeup artist, Stephen Molesky, show you how to replicate Kim’s signature eye makeup look.

To be Be a Kim copycat…

* Prep by dusting MAC Select/Sheer Loose Powder under the eye to catch any falling shadow that might potentially ruin your base

* Use MAC 217 Blending Brush to apply MAC Paint in Bare Canvas all over the lid, as an eyeshadow base

* Apply MAC Eye Shadow in Contrast to the crease, starting on the outside of the eye and working inward.

* Line the eye with Stila Kajal Eye Liner in Onyx, and soften by blending with a Q-tip.

Click here for part III of Kim’s video. For part I, click here.

For more of Kim Kardashian’s beauty and makeup tips, click here!

Source: officialkimkardashian.com

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