A Quick Tip For Looking Fab in Photos

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A few months ago, I found this video created by photographer Peter Hurley. In it, he explains and demonstrates an effective and genius tip for looking lean in photos. I’ve been using this tip – with much success – ever since, so I wanted to share with you.

Say sayonara to your dreaded double chin (well, in photos at least) by stretching your neck and bringing your forehead forward and down slightly. This accentuates your jawline and takes away those pesky ten pounds that the camera adds. It feels a bit awkward, but I swear it works.

The video is on the long side, but it’s definitely worth a watch. Just fast forward to 8:50 for some amazing before-and-afters, and tell me this guy doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

Try this technique in the mirror or snap some photos of yourself on your phone – I swear you’ll see a difference. If it works for you, I’d love for you to share in the comments.

Now That’s A Wrap!

Cara Accessories Regal Convertible Wrap Now Thats A Wrap!

How fabulous is this scarf? I saw it in the most recent Nordstrom catalog and though, “Why didn’t I think of this?!?”

cara accessories regal wrap 2 1024x775 Now Thats A Wrap!The Cara Accessories ‘Regal’ Convertible Wrap features a fun paisley print, a gilded chain and can be styled in a number of ways – including as a head scarf, bracelet or belt. And it’s only $38.

MAC Marilyn Monroe Collection

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I am so excited about this collection…you don’t even know. I mean, what glamour girl doesn’t have a girl crush on Marilyn Monroe?

MAC Marilyn Monroe, a color collection that channels the legend’s lustre and sex appeal in shades and formulas meticulously Marilyn. Lipsticks in rapturous reds, gleaming Dazzleglass, a dramatic 35 Lash, False Lashes Extreme Black and Eye Shadows in shimmering metallic and diamond tones provide silver-screen allure. The finishing touch: Nail Lacquers destined to be a girl’s best friend and Beauty Powder to evoke that flawless Forever Marilyn.

 

mac marilyn monroe eye shadow 1024x551 MAC Marilyn Monroe CollectionLARGE EYE SHADOW, $21
How to Marry: Soft white (Veluxe Pearl)
Preferred Blonde: Pale champagne beige (Veluxe Pearl)
Silver Screen: True silver (Veluxe Pearl)
Showgirl: Dark blue grey (Veluxe Pearl)

mac marilyn monroe brow finisher MAC Marilyn Monroe CollectionBROW FINISHER, $15
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mac marilyn monroe mascara MAC Marilyn Monroe CollectionMASCARA, $20
False Lashes: Extreme Black (more…)

Ricky & Nicki for MAC Viva Glam

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They’re bold, they’re beautiful- they’re back! Ricky Martin and Nicki Minaj bring a new way to glam it up with Viva Glam Nicki Lipglass. Bright, lustrous and as utterly unforgettable as the fearless duo, the limited-edition lipglass joins Viva Glam Nicki Lipstick and Viva Glam Ricky Lip Conditioner.  Every cent from the sale goes toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. (more…)

Clarisonic Aria

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There’s a new addition to the Clarisonic family. It’s called the Aria and, in addition to a sleek new design, it boasts some fabulous features:

It’s Customizable: The new brush offers 3 speeds in a user-friendly handle. This is great for selecting just the right amount of cleaning for your skin.

It’s Travel Friendly: The Aria’s USB-enabled pLink charger plugs into your computer (GENIUS!) so it’s perfect no matter where you travel.

It’s Convenient: The new drying stand can be used the in shower or as a charging station when partnered with the pLink.

It’s Informative:  You’ll always know how many used you have left with the color changing battery life indicator.

It’s Adjustable: The T-Timer can be adjusted for a 1 or 2 minute guided cleanse.

 

Kendra Scott Sale: Over 200 Discounted Items!

kendra scott sale Kendra Scott Sale: Over 200 Discounted Items!

Kendra Scott, one of my favorite jewelry designers, is having a major sale right now. Over 200 items are discounted and they’re all so gorge, it’s almost too much to bear.

Last time Kendra Scott had a sale, I picked up these babies:

kendra scott ramsee ring Kendra Scott Sale: Over 200 Discounted Items!

Kendra Scott Ramsee Ring

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Kendra Scott Tela Ring

Sadly, they’re no longer available (you can still purchase the Ramsee Ring and Tela Ring at other online retailers). But do not despair, there are plenty of beautiful baubles to buy. Take these, for example: (more…)

A Rosa Arctica by Any Other Name…

rosa arctica A Rosa Arctica by Any Other Name...

In the winter of 2011, I was introduced to Kiehl’s Rosa Arctica Youth Regenerating Cream – and whatever moisturizer I was using at the time went by the wayside. I honestly don’t remember which moisturizer came before (and who cares, really) but I do remember that it couldn’t compete with the Rosa Arctica results. After using it for not that long, I noticed a significant improvement in my skin. During the colder months, my skin is Sahara dry and there are only a few moisturizers on the market hydrating enough to quench its thirst; Rosa Arctic is one of them. But it gets better; the thick cream also smoothes, reduces lines and wrinkles, improves firmness and gives it a youthful glow.

Rosa Arctica Youth Regenerating Cream is so fabulous that it pains me when I retire it for the spring and summer months, when my face turns into an oil slick of BP proportions. As it turns out, I wasn’t the only one wishing for a lighter version of this must-have moisturizer. In response to customer demand for a lightweight texture, Kiehl’s just launched Rosa Arctica Lightweight Cream.

Kiehl’s, knowing how much I adore the original, sent me a sneak peek of the new formulation and I have been using it faithfully for a few weeks. I love it as much as the original and I’m so thrilled that I can now use Rosa Arctica year-round. (more…)

HomeGoods Stylescope: What’s Your Style?

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HomeGoods announced today the launch of its brand new Stylescope. HomeGoods partnered with interior designer and TV Host, Taniya Nayak, to create the new Stylescope, a quick and fun quiz that reveals your personal home design horoscope.

Stylescope also offers shopping tips, Pinterest inspiration and ways to incorporate your personal style into your home profile.

I took the test and I’m a Socialite. “The Socialite knows two things very well: luxury designer deals when she sees them and how to have fun! She likes to see and be seen. She’s into high fashion, and yes, she is absolutely in the ‘in’ crowd. She has an energetic fervor to her decorating, and she works hard to fill her home with the very best things.”

What’s your style?

Click here to take the new HomeGoods Stylescope quiz.

Best Beauty Buys

spoiled pretty best beauty buys 1024x799 Best Beauty BuysI love beauty. But what I love more is introducing women to beauty products that they never knew existed but will change their lives. That’s why I started Spoiled Pretty, after all.

I’ve been blogging since 2007 and have posted 2,900+ product reviews and articles. I’ve dropped a lot of knowledge over the past five years and I encourage you to search the site and get better acquainted. But for those who are short on time or need to quickly get down to the nitty gritty, I’ve added an exciting feature to Spoiled Pretty.

Best Beauty Buys is a new option on the navigation bar (top left). Browse my favorite products in seven categories: Baby, Bath and Body, Fragrance, Hair, Makeup, Skin Care and Tools. And be sure to bookmark or check back often, as I’ll be frequently updating with fabulous finds.

Did any of your personal faves make my list? Any best beauty buys you’re dying to try? Tell me in the comments!

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