Sonia Kashuk Curl for a Cause Eyelash Curler

Sonia+Kashuk+BCRF+Curl+for+a+Cause+Eyelash+Curler Sonia Kashuk Curl for a Cause Eyelash CurlerThey say you should always curl your lashes before applying mascara for doe eyed, fabulous fringe. I must admit that I hardly ever curl my lashes…but I probably would if I had this eyelash curler in my makeup kit.

Breast cancer survivor and professional makeup artist Sonia Kashuk and Target are joining forces to support The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. With 15% of the purchase price of the Curl for a Cause Eyelash Curler ($9.99) going to support BCRF’s mission to prevent and find a cure in our lifetime, it’s one more beautiful way to fight the fight against breast cancer.

This item is available online and in Target stores.

Ask Mario Dedivanovic Your Beauty Questions!

mario+dedivanovic Ask Mario Dedivanovic Your Beauty Questions!Many of you have some serious issues…beauty issues, that is. And as much as I want to help, I am no expert. I’m just a gal with a dream of someday being (accidentally) locked in Sephora overnight.

So to solve your beauty dilemmas, I’ve called in serious reinforcements.

Celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic is answering your burning beauty questions!!!

Email your makeup and skin care queries to spoiledprettyquestions@gmail.com, and check back soon to read Mario’s expert advice!

Stila Smudge Pot Giveaway!!!

stila+smudge+pot Stila Smudge Pot Giveaway!!!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 spoiledprettycontests@gmail.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.

Good luck!

Vichy Normaderm Deep Cleansing Gel: Don’t Judge a Cleanser By Its Label

vichy+normaderm+deep+cleansing+gel Vichy Normaderm Deep Cleansing Gel: Dont Judge a Cleanser By Its LabelWhen 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.

Class dismissed.

Kristen Stewart is Allure Magazine’s November 2009 Cover Girl

Allure+Magazine+November+2009+Cover+Kristen+Stewart Kristen Stewart is Allure Magazines November 2009 Cover GirlTwilight 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

Dior Jazz Club Eye Palette Hits All The Right Notes

dior+jazz+club+limited+edition+eye+palette Dior Jazz Club Eye Palette Hits All The Right Notes

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.

Ultra Downy with Febreze Fresh Scent Spring & Renewal

ultra+downy+febreze+spring+renewal Ultra Downy with Febreze Fresh Scent Spring & RenewalLast 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…

Loving La Mer Lip Balm

la+mer+lip+balm Loving La Mer Lip BalmI 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.

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