Last week, I posted this amazing video – demonstrating the staying power of Stila Smudge Pots. I received such an overwhelming response to the video, I decided to partner with Stila for a giveaway – so that you can experience, firsthand, why I’m so enamored with this product.
This week, I’m giving three lucky ladies the chance to win a pair of Stila Smudge Pots (in Black and Bronze)!!!
To enter the giveaway, send an email to email@example.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Stila Smudge Pots Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, October 18th. Three winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, October 19th, I’ll announce the winners’ names. Please, only one entry per person; duplicate entries will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. residents.
When it comes to skin care, there’s only one thing scarier to me than benzoyl peroxide in the ingredient list (I’m severely allergic)…and that’s the words “deep cleansing” on the label.
All of the deep cleaning cleansers I’ve used have left my skin feeling desiccated and looking like peeling paint. So when I received a sample of Vichy Normaderm Deep Cleansing Gel, I almost gifted it to one of my friends. But I’m glad that I decided to give it a whirl because it’s absolutely fabulous.
Vichy Normaderm Deep Cleansing Gel sucks the dirt and grime out of pores without sucking the life out of your skin. When you rinse it off, your face feels refreshingly clean – never dry and tight. I highly recommend it – especially for dry, acne prone complexions.
Now, kids…what’s the moral of this story? Don’t judge a cleanser by its label.
Twilight star Kristen Stewart is Allure‘s latest cover girl. The November 2009 issue hits NY/LA newsstands on October 13th and everywhere else October 20th.
Spoiled Pretty’s got a little sneak peek at the pages of the new issue.
Go behind the scenes at Kristen’s cover shoot at the Santa Monica Pier.
See Kristen’s style transformation throughout the years.
Kristen on her role as Bella in the Twilight saga:
“You’re so very much with Bella. You’re so in her shoes that it’s a vicarious experience. It’s addictive.”
On her refusal to play by the conventional Hollywood rules:
“I go outside, and I’m wearing a funky T-shirt and my hair is dirty, and people say, ‘What’s wrong with her? She needs to invest in a hairbrush.’”
“I’m like, Don’t you get it? I’m not that girl! Like, I never was that girl. It’s not like I was really clean-cut last year.”
This Hollywood actress sometimes has trouble expressing her true feelings when speaking with the media:
“I spend so much of my time guarding against sounding insincere about something that I would die for.”
“Maybe I’m overcompensating….I care so much. And it gets reported as the opposite. And even seeing this [interview], they’ll be like, Oh, she’s trying to let us know…”
Kristen is not an actress who has to worry about her weight:
“I don’t exercise. I’m skinny fat. I worry about being too skinny.”
Photo Credit: Michael Thompson for Allure
If you have eyes, I insist that you purchase Dior Jazz Club Eye Palette as soon as said eyes finish reading this review.
The limited edition, all-in-one palette features: cream to powder black liner, brow shaping powder, four eyeshadows and a top coat. The major selling point of this palette (which just so happens to have the chicest packaging eva) is the topcoat. In the tray, it deceivingly looks like shimmering snow, but it applies super sheer.
When you layer it on top of shadow, it goes all Emeril on you. BAM…in an instant, it kicks the color up a notch by imparting a sparkly, iridescence. Use the topcoat with any of the palette’s shadows – or in tandem with the any of the shadows in your makeup arsenal. I swear – it gives old products new life.
Dior Jazz Club Eye Palette and your lids should make beautiful music together. Don’t fight fate. Pick it up now at Nordstom.
Last week, I picked up Ultra Downy with Fabreze Fresh Scent Spring & Renewal fabric softener. Tonight, when I broke down and decided to tackle my mounting mound of dirty laundry, I thanked my savvy shopping skills – because this stuff smells divine!
The fabric softener has a fresh, fruity fragrance with a hint of citrus – and contains Renewing Scent Pearls for fresh bursts of fragrance that release when you move. I realize that this may sound melodramatic, but I’m probably more excited to wear my freshly laundered, old clothes than the fab new ones I picked up yesterday during a routine snatch and grab at Nordstrom.
Click here for a coupon worth $1 off your next Downy liquid purchase. And now, back to your regularly scheduled beauty banter…
I used to believe that the hype surrounding La Mer Lip Balm was just that – all talk. But now that I’ve tried it, I’m jumping on the bandwagon and using my motor mouth to sing its praises.
La Mer Lip Balm instantly transforms chapped lips into a lush, pillowy pout reminiscent of Angelina Jolie. No joke. I’m addicted. And the vanilla mint fragrance puts it over the top.
Once you start using it, you’ll find yourself reaching for your lipsticks and glosses less and less – because lips this cushy and moist don’t need no dressin’.
If your purse strings are a lil tight but you’ve been dying to try La Mer, their lip balm is a wise investment.
Suri, winner of the DERMAdoctor giveaway, just wrote back to rave about the DERMAdoctor KP Duty Body Scrub she won as a prize:
Hey Daneen. It’s Suri, the winner of the DERMAdoctor. Just wanted to let you know I received it and tried it last night on my upper arms where I have KP. Amazing! My skin was sooo soft and the texture already started feeling smoother. I’m so happy I got a chance to try this. Thanks!!
Stay tuned for the next Spoiled Pretty giveaway. The next contest is just around the corner.
Stila thanks its customers for all their love and loyalty with this stunning set of bestsellers. From glossy lips to long lush lashes, luminous skin and all things in between, this collection contains everything you need to create countless signature Stila looks.
Baked Eye Shadow Trio – Gold Glow
Kajal Eye Liner – Topaz
Illuminating Finishing Powder – Rose Gold
Lash Visor – Brown
Plumping Lip Glaze – Minty Mint
Long Wear Lip – Flushed
Pressed Powder – Medium
Lip Rouge – Pucker
Eye Pencil Sharpener
A $192 VALUE for just $38!!
Congrats to the winners of the Cashmere Mist giveaway: Regina Sanders and Raina Sutton! These very lucky ladies have each won a Donna Karan Cashmere Mist gift set that includes:
Cashmere Mist Luxe Eau de Parfum (1.7 oz): An unmistakably, modern interpretation of Cashmere Mist. Luminous and radiant, embracing the skin with heightened sensuality and warmth. Cashmere Mist Luxe Eau de Parfum features intensified notes of Amber, soft suede and mysterious Labdanum mingled with the coveted qualities of blended Jasmine Sambac, Jasmine Maroc, Orange Blossom Absolute and Blonde Woods to create a uniquely, enveloping character, like the original.
Cashmere Mist Body Lotion
: Donna’s personal favorite and one of her essentials, she never leaves home without it. This totally luxurious and intensive treatment for the body leaves skin feeling like it’s wrapped in cashmere. The unique, non-greasy formula absorbs quickly – moisturizing, soothing, and pampering the skin.
Cashmere Mist Shampoo: This ultra-luxurious shampoo that helps build amazing volume with immediate, visible results. Provides a smooth, high-gloss finish to hair making it resistant to static and fly-aways. The rich foam gently cleanses without over-stripping. Perfect for everyday use.
Cashmere Mist Conditioner: An ultra-luxurious conditioner that instantly volumizes, detangles and conditions hair leaving it as soft as cashmere. Revitalizes and revives. Can also be used as an intensive hair mask when left on hair for 15 minutes. Leaves hair sensually scented.
Cashmere Mist Deodorant/Antiperspirant: The ultimate cult product, try it to believe it. Gentle and effective, delicately scented with Cashmere Mist, this advanced formula controls wetness – keeping you feeling dry and smelling fresh all day. So gentle, it can be immediately used after shaving without irritation. Perfect for even sensitive skin.
Many thanks to Donna Karan for sponsoring this giveaway. I am a huge fan of this fragrance, and I am confident that Cashmere Mist will equally enchant Regina and Raina.
Stay tuned for the next Spoiled Pretty giveaway!