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

Scandal-ous: Peek Into Olivia Pope’s Closet

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I am obsessed with ABC’s Scandal, starring the gorgeous and uber talented Kerry Washington. If you’ve never seen the show, you need to get with the program…literally. And if you’ve seen it but didn’t get hooked, I don’t know if we can be friends. It’s just that good.

In Scandal, Kerry plays Olivia Pope, a D.C. crisis management guru/”fixer.” She’s the former White House Communications Director for the President (who is married, but just so happens to be her soul mate), but has left to start her own crisis management firm, Olivia Pope and Associates. Sounds entertaining, right? It is! Anyway, Olivia has a killer instinct and a killer wardrobe.

In this Bluefly Closet Confessions video, Kerry gives us a special look into the wardrobe of her character. Enjoy!

PS – If you’re a fellow Scandal fan, tweet me on Thursdays at 10 ET. I do an informal live blog of the episodes and would love to chat with you about the show!

 

Wish List / Obsessed With

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spoiled pretty wish list obsessed with Wish List / Obsessed WithHi y’all. Just wanted to bring your attention to a new Spoiled Pretty feature.

Over on the right sidebar, there are two boxes. The first, Wish List, is something I’ve had my eye on that I’m dying to try. And the second, Obsessed With, is a new find or old favorite that is currently rocking my world.

They are updated on a weekly basis, so be sure to check back every now and again.

Pretty Powerful Q&A with Bobbi Brown

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Bobbi Brown first arrived on the beauty scene in 1991 with the launch of Bobbi Brown Essentials, and changed the face of makeup with a handful of 10 brown-based lipstick shades created to fill a void in the market of simple, flattering and wearable makeup. Bobbi’s philosophy was simple: “Women want to look and feel like themselves, only prettier and more confident.” Her unique approach to cosmetics was a long-awaited gift for women who wanted a more natural look.

Twenty years later, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics is a global brand, having expanded beyond lipstick to a full range of color cosmetics, fragrance and skincare. Today, with a presence in more than 1000 doors in 57 countries and 18 free-standing stores, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics is coveted by world renowned makeup artists, celebrities and style makers who appreciate Bobbi’s unique approach to beauty and her ability to translate the latest trends into wearable, real-life looks.

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My friend, Samantha (right), appears in Bobbi’s latest book!

This fall, Bobbi’s seventh book, Pretty Powerful, hits bookshelves. In the book, Bobbi interviews dozens of real women, celebrities, and athletes about what beauty means to them and shows, step-by-step, how to achieve each look. Along the way, she shares her trade secrets for striking eyes, youthful skin, pretty lips, and perfect brows for any age, skin color, or beauty type.

I recently scored an exclusive interview with this makeup maestro. In the following Q&A, Bobbi dishes on her makeup philosophy, everyday routine and #1 beauty tip. It’s a pretty powerful read… CONTINUE READING

Gud Hand Wash and Hand Cream Giveaway!

Posted on by daneen in Contest, Featured, Giveaway, Hands, Lotion, Soap | 24 Comments

gud hand wash and cream floral Cherrynova 807x1024 Gud Hand Wash and Hand Cream Giveaway!Fall is officially here, and so are cooler temperatures. It’s hard to believe that soon – very soon – it’ll be chilly. And then downright cold.

güd hand care products provide a fresh, fruity, floral escape as well as protection against cold-weather drying and cracking! güd Hand Wash and Hand Cream are also formulated with güd-for-you-ingredients (not yucky toxins like parabens, phthalates or petrochemicals).

Hand Wash (8 fl oz for $5.00)

Warning: addictive fragrances may lead to excessive hand washing. This foamy formula leaves hands fresh, fragranced, and squeaky clean—perfect for helping banish pesky germs, so you keep winter colds at bay.

Hand Cream (3 oz for $8.00)

Lavish some love on dry, chapped winter hands with this creamy, nourishing formula. Natural moisturizers spread to dry spots, helping restore hands to their softer, smoother side. Trust us, this is one winter indulgence you can feel güd about.

Both the Hand Wash and Hand Cream are available in Floral Cherrynova™, Orange Petalooza™, Vanilla Flame™, and Pearanormal Activity™.

Three lucky Spoiled Pretty readers will each win a Hand Wash and a Hand Cream – in his/her choice of scent. To enter, leave a comment below – telling me which scent you prefer. The contest is open to U.S. residents only. Contest ends on Friday, October 5 at 5pm ET. I’ll announce THREE winners then.

Bonne chance!

Nobody Puts Dermalogica precleanse in a Corner

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I had totally forgotten about Dermalogica preclense until I was having dinner with my besties the other day and my friend, Jenn, raved about it. She told me how Dermalogica products, particularly the precleanse, were working wonders on her skin – and helping her beat adult acne breakouts.

It’s been a while since I used precleanse, but I knew I still had a bottle somewhere in my beauty arsenal. So this weekend, I did some sleuthing and found it hiding out in the back of my bathroom cabinet.

OMG…thank you, Jenn, for reminding me about this skincare gem! I’ve only been using it for 2 days now and my skin feels and looks so much better!

For those of you unfamiliar with precleanse, it’s exactly what it sounds like. You apply this blend of Olive, Apricot and Kukui Nut oils before your cleanser. It dissolves makeup, sunscreens and oil-based debris, readying them for easy removal. My skin feels so fresh and so clean clean, but not dry or stripped.

It’s so freaking amazing that I cannot fathom how it ended up in the back corner of my medicine cabinet. Nobody – including me – puts precleanse in corner! When I’m wrong, I say I’m wrong.

Buy a bottle and you’ll understand what I mean. Dermalogica precleanse deserves prime real estate in your bathroom.

 

The Truth About Curls

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If you’ve been reading this blog for a hot minute or you’ve seen a picture of me, you probably know that I have chemically straightened hair. It grows out of my head curly, but I’ve been straightening it for 25+ years – to the point where I’m embarrassed to admit that I can’t even remember what the natural texture of my hair is anymore.

So it might seem ironic that I’m posting about Paul Mitchell’s new line of products for curls. But it actually makes a lot of sense. Waves and curls require serious moisture (frizz is not fab), but in a lightweight formulation – as not to weight the hair down. My fine, relaxed (aka damaged) hair demands the same – so I’ve been incorporating two of the more universal products into my routine.

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The Spring Loaded Detangling Shampoo is ultra-moisturizing and sulfate-free. Whenever possible, I prefer to use sulfate-free shampoos because they don’t strip. However, many sulfate-free shampoos just don’t lather up the way the way that traditional shampoos do – and it’s a bummer for a bubble-lover like me. The great thing about the Spring Loaded Detangling Shampoo is that it gives a rich lather, so it’s the best of both worlds. CONTINUE READING

Free L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream – October 1-14th

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loccitane shea butter hand cream Free LOccitane Shea Butter Hand Cream   October 1 14thL’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream is a #1 international best-seller from L’Occitane, and one of my personal favorites. Enriched with 20% shea butter, this super-creamy hand balm quickly penetrates to protect, nourish and regenerate dry skin. The scent is light, yet intoxicating. Smooth even the most hard-working hands with a blend of nourishing ingredients including almond oil, honey, coconut oil and antioxidant vitamin E.

Whenever I buy the Shea Butter Hand Cream, I opt for the trio – so I can keep one tube on my vanity, leave the second tube in my desk drawer at work, and stash the third tube in my purse so I’m never without this little luxury.

Why am I telling you all this? Well, because starting October 1st, you can score a tube for free! CONTINUE READING

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