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

Waxing

Shobha Ingrown Relief Lotion Exclusive Discount

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shobha+coupon Shobha Ingrown Relief Lotion Exclusive Discount

My friends at Shobha are treating Spoiled Pretty readers to an exclusive discount ($5 off) on their bestselling Ingrown Relief Lotion!


2009 07 17 shobha ingrown relief lotion m Shobha Ingrown Relief Lotion Exclusive DiscountIngrown Relief Lotion is a sensitive and effective one-step solution for the prevention and treatment of bumps and ingrown hairs caused by hair removal. Free of parabens, color and artificial fragrance, the lotion is formulated with glycolic acid (exfoliates), tea tree oil (protects), chamomile (soothes), and glycerin (moisturizes). It is safe for all-over body use (bikini, legs, underarms, etc).

Use immediately after shaving to moisturize the skin while soothing irritation and razor burn, or begin using 48 hours after waxing/sugaring to prevent and treat ingrowns. The 2 ounce size is TSA friendly, making it the perfect travel companion to ensure smooth skin when lounging in paradise.

To redeem, use coupon code 0709IRL507. Offer is valid for online purchases only. One redemption per customer. Offer expires at 12am EST on August 1, 2009.

Decorate Your Lady Parts With 24-Karat Gold and Crystals This Valentine’s Day

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completely+bare Decorate Your Lady Parts With 24 Karat Gold and Crystals This Valentine’s Day
This Valentine’s Day, how will you spoil your honey? Candy is so trite and massage oils stain the sheets. Wanna give a gift that your sweetie has never seen? Try the Opulent Bikini Wax with 24 karat gold and Swarovski Crystals from Completely Bare.

Yes, you heard me right. Completely Bare wants to bedazzle your naughty bits.

completely+bare+swarovski Decorate Your Lady Parts With 24 Karat Gold and Crystals This Valentine’s DayThe Completely Bare Opulent Bikini Wax is the hottest way to add flare – down there. Once an exclusive service provided by completely bare’s Bond Street location, the Opulent Bikini Wax is now available at all Completely Bare locations. The lavish treatment includes a Completely Bare wax followed by a 24-karat gold spray to give your smooth skin extra shimmer. Next, Swarovski crystals are individually applied by hand to create your look of choice. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Completely Bare is offering two limited edition designs: a red Swarovski Crystal Heart design or your significant other’s initials.

No Valentine’s Day date? Completely Bare offers sorry singletons the Opulent Bikini Wax in two other design options: a broken heart or skull and crossbones.

Broken heart or skull and crossbones? That was way harsh, Tai. Why not “Spinster” or “Cat Lady” spelled out in crystals? I guess that would be hitting below the belt.

To schedule a blinged out bikini wax, check out Completely Bare’s spa locations.

Shobha Winners

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Congrats to Jessica Harding, Adrian Rosen and Taryn Elise Travis…they are winners of the Shobha Giveaway!

ingrown+relief+lotion Shobha WinnersThese ladies have each won My First Brazilian Kit, a three-step kit provides Shobha essentials for maintaining the bikini area after hair removal, to ensure optimal upkeep for all those who bikini wax. They will also receive Ingrown Relief Lotion, Shobha’s one-step solution for hair removal aftercare that treats and prevents ingrowns without being harsh or drying.

Thanks to Shobha for sponsoring the contest!

And for those of you who are still waiting for your name to be called, be sure to enter the Fancy Giveaway – five readers will receive Jessica Simpson’s new fragrance! And if you live in the greater Philadelphia area and would like to throw a hair coloring party, sponsored by L’Oreal – click here!

80s Ladies Week: At Home Solution To A Hairy Situation

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monchhichi 80s Ladies Week: At Home Solution To A Hairy Situation
Shaving every day is a huge pain in the tuchus. And you’ve been way too busy to make an appointment for a wax. Honey, I hear you. I sympathize. But that’s no reason for you to be walking around looking like a Monchhichi.

Lucky for you hirsute ladies, there’s Veet Salon Line Ready to Use Wax Strips. They help to achieve smooth and silky desirable legs and bikini line in minutes – from the comfort of your home. Using the product is quick, easy and virtually mess-free. Just warm a wax strip between your hands, apply, and let ‘er rip. The strips not only effectively remove hair…they also feature a delicate aromatherapy scent that pampers your senses and suits your skin type.

veet+salon+line 80s Ladies Week: At Home Solution To A Hairy SituationThe normal to dry skin wax strips are specially designed to moisturize as they remove hair. The sensitive skin wax strips are dye-free and contain Vitamin E and Almond Oil. And here’s the bonus…the Salon Line wax strips are designed for hair as short as 2mm, so you never have to wait for your hair to get “long enough” to wax for salon-like results.

Veet products are conveniently sold at your local drugstore.

Check out Amber’s Jem-inspired product review over at Beauty Blogging Junkie.

P Diddy Does Bikini Waxes?

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p+diddy P Diddy Does Bikini Waxes?
Think it takes you a long time getting ready to go out? You probably don’t primp as long as Sean “P Diddy” Combs. But considering he’s one of the most well-groomed gents in the business, it should come as no surprise. The media mogul recently sat down with the UK’s Daily Mail for a piece entitled, How to… Party like P Diddy. Here’s an excerpt:

I have my own particular ritual for getting ready, which takes about two hours, but before I settle on an outfit, I like to try on lots of different ones, and I’ll have a long bath beforehand.
I may change twice in an evening and I’ll always have a spare outfit on hand if something happens to the one I’m wearing.

The dress code for the Hollywood party was ‘sexy formal’, and I loved the outfit I eventually wore, which was a vintage white tuxedo jacket. I had a real ‘black Sinatra’ look going on. Otherwise, I like to wear things from my Sean John line.

My clothing line is like fashion Viagra. While I’m getting ready I like to relax with a drink – vodka and lemonade – and listen to my music, usually some James Brown.

Then I’ll have a manicure and pedicure – and yes, I wax as well. Grooming’s very important and men owe it to women to make sure they’re well groomed.

I wax my privates. I’ll also wear my fragrance, Unforgivable Black. You can tell a lot by a man’s fragrance, and either you have good taste or you can smell like your grandfather. In everything I do, I visualise myself either putting clothes on or taking them off.

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More Beauty Secrets From Kim Kardashian

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kim kardashian More Beauty Secrets From Kim Kardashian
How does Kim Kardashian give oily skin the kiss off? Kim swears by oil-free makeup and powder. She also carries blot papers to keep the greasies at bay throughout the day.

And even though our favorite junk in the trunk-tastic socialite wears $400 Dior shades and kicks it in Christian Louboutins, she can be a bit of a penny-pincher. She says, “You can use toilet seat covers to blot your face. It’s basically the same material as blot papers and they’re free! Ha ha!”

To keep her skin and oil glands acting right, Kim visits her dermatologist, Dr. Ava Shamban, for medical facials. She also frequents Aida Thibiant in Beverly Hills.

As for hair removal, Kim has kissed her waxing days goodbye. She much prefers lasers. “I started at the American Laser Center, but Laser Away has numbing cream. I can be such a baby about that stuff!”

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

Source: officialkimkardashian.com

Magic Wand

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nads Magic WandFor the past few weeks, I’ve been running around looking like “a beast,” as my sister puts it.

Between work, traveling, and entertaining you all, I’ve been unable to schedule an appointment with the uber-talented woman who waxes my eyebrows and upper lip.*

Unkempt eyebrows, I can tolerate (luckily, mine don’t get thick and unruly)…but my moustache was getting a little out of control. So last night, I decided I couldn’t wait any longer – my lip needed to get de-fuzzified, and right quick. I am much too busy (and clumsy) for at-home waxes that need to be heated. So I decided to try Nad’s Facial Wand.

Stop. I know what you’re thinking. You’re remembering those Nad’s infomercials that aired, like, every 15 minutes during the 1990s. Yeah, they were hilarious – but seriously, this stuff really works! The pen-like applicator dispenses a small amount of gel, right where you want it. Simply apply the wax in the direction of hair growth, place the cotton backing strip over the gel, and press. Then, holding skin taut, quickly pull strip off in opposite direction of hair growth. That’s it!

The gel washes off with water, so it’s virtually goof-proof. Although this product can also be used on brows, I’m going to keep mine in the capable hands of my waxer. But I would definitely repurchase Nad’s Facial Wand to keep my upper lip area fuzz-free.

Nad’s products are available at Nads.com, Drugstore.com, Amazon.com, Ulta and at drugstores nationwide.

*If you’re in the Philadelphia area and in need of a waxer, email me at spoiledpretty@gmail.com and I’ll send you the contact information for mine. She’s fabulous!