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

Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Collection

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I’m a huge fan of Quentin Tarantino and Pulp Fiction is one of my top 3 movies of all time (the others being The Sound of Music and The Godfather, Part II). Urban Decay is one of my top 3 beauty brands so I just about lost my mind when I heard about their limited-edition Pulp Fiction collection, which is available now.

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Like me, the folks at Urban Decay are diehard Pulp Fiction fans. So to mark the twentieth anniversary of the release of the film, they decided to commemorate the occasion the UD way—with an ultra limited-edition collaboration. Their inspiration is none other than the cool (and completely badass) Mrs. Mia Wallace.*

This collection has everything you need to recreate Mia’s dark, edgy look from the film, including a 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil, Eyeshadow Palette, Revolution Lipstick, Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner and Nail Color.  CONTINUE READING

Turn Your Shower Into a Spa with Essio

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essio aromatherapy shower kit 2 Turn Your Shower Into a Spa with EssioWhat if I told you that you could turn your shower into a spa-like experience in less than 3 minutes? Well, you can with the ingenious Aromatherapy Shower Kit from Essio. The kit includes a shower head attachment device and three pods of essential oils. Here’s how it works

You clip the attachment device on the shower head. It’s adjustable and works with lots of different kinds of shower heads. Next, you insert one of the essential oil pods into the end of the attachment device. Finally, you remove the pod’s cap and point the nozzle into the running shower water to start the flow of oil – which will start to fill your shower with fragrance.


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The flow of oil can be adjusted to your liking. Point the pod nozzle directly in the stream of water for a bold sensory experience. If you prefer more subtle fragrance, angle the nozzle back a bit. This will also help you conserve oil so that you can get more showers out of each pod. CONTINUE READING

De-Zombify Your Eyes With Benefit Erase Paste

Posted on by daneen in Concealer, Eyes, Featured, Holy Grail | 1 Comment

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For the past month or so, I’ve been looking (and feeling) like a straight up zombie – but for good reason. I gave birth to my second child – a daughter, Arwen – on June 5 (a month before her due date).


Arwen Grace De Zombify Your Eyes With Benefit Erase Paste

It’s hard enough being a mom to a preemie, but Arwen also spent her first 8 days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit – so I’ve been a wreck, and looking like one too.

Last week while visiting the mall, I stopped by Sephora. Really, I was just there to browse and to check out some new products. But what caught my attention – and what I ultimately left with – was an oldie but goodie. After spying myself in one of Sephora’s mirrors, I was horrified by the dark circles beneath my eyes. Sleep deprivation definitely didn’t agree with me…so I walked around the store perusing the store’s concealer options. Which brought me to the Benefit display. CONTINUE READING

L’Occitane Vitoria Regia: Botanical Beauty From Brazil

Posted on by Dana Jacob in Bath and Body, Featured, Fragrance, Hands, Lotion, Soap | Leave a comment
LOCCITANE VITÓRIA RÉGIA HAND CREAM LOccitane Vitoria Regia: Botanical Beauty From BrazilL’Occitane does a lot right when it comes to making their products – one of my most favorite things about the company is their ability to get the true fragrances of flowers.I had the pleasure of trying Vitoria Regia Hand Cream (above) from the Brazil Collection, and it’s amazing!  The cream is not too thick and it doesn’t leave that sometimes sticky feeling that other lotions have.  As I was applying it I could smell notes of flowers (the Vitoria Regia flower blooms in the rainforest), greens and even powder.  Which is one of my favorite combinations.  It lasted through my work day and through some of my evening workout.  I also love the size of the tube because it easily fits in my makeup bag.
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Take an Extra 25% Off Sale Items at Shopbop

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Love Your Glasses with Glasses.com

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When I was about 11 years old, my mom took me to see a play. I can’t remember exactly what show it was – probably because, at the time, I couldn’t see it very well. As we were driving home from the performance, my mom rattled off her favorite parts of the performance and engaged me in conversation. It was then that we both realized I needed prescription glasses. The show had, literally, been a blur for me.

My first pair of glasses were pure ugly. My dad convinced me to pick oversized tortoise frames and lenses with a brown gradient tint. Looking back, it was no coincidence that boys wouldn’t look at me twice. But seriously, even though they weren’t the best looking glasses, they completely changed my life. For the first time in years, I could see. I mean really see. My hazy window to the world was suddenly crystal clear and I started to truly blossom.


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Since then, my taste in glasses has improved exponentially. I stopped taking advice from my dad and chose frames that spoke to me at that point in my life. Now that I’ve been sporting glasses for the past 25 years, it’s cool to look back on old photos and see what kind of frames I was wearing. It’s funny how a simple pair of glasses reminds me of who I was at that moment in time. I’ve worn wire-rimmed, nerd chic frames. I’ve also done the over sized hipster-ish glasses. I’ve had several pair of angular, slightly cat-eye frames. And I even had ones with animal print arms (I love leopard).

Daneen Baird Leisl Eyeglasses Love Your Glasses with Glasses.com

I recently watched this Glasses.com commercial and it cleverly summed up my experience as a prescription glasses wearer.

 Love Your Glasses with Glasses.com

It’s true that glasses are more than just vision correctors. They frame how you see the world and how others see you. They’re the ultimate accessory and an outward reflection of your unique personality and style. If you’re in the market for your first or a new pair, surf on over to Glasses.com. They carry a wide-range of styles and name brands, make custom lenses in their in-house lab and offer 3D virtual try-on technology so you can easily find your perfect pair.


Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Glasses.com through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Glasses.com, all opinions are my own.

Kimye Wedding Makeup Artist: Mario Dedivanovic

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kimye kim kardashian kanye west wedding Kimye Wedding Makeup Artist: Mario DedivanovicBy now, you’ve probably heard all of the Kimye wedding details. Kim Kardashian wore a Givenchy Haute Couture lace gown (she slipped into a bodycon Balmain dress post-ceremony) and Kanye West was outfitted in a custom Givenchy tuxedo. Not to be outdone, little North wore a dress also designed by Givenchy’s creative director, Riccardo Tisci. The couple exchanged Lorraine Schwartz wedding bands, were serenaded by John Legend, and are currently honeymooning in Ireland.


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The Kimye Wedding Beauty Squad: Chris McMillan and Mario Dedivanovic


Kim’s wedding hair was styled by Jennifer Aniston’s homeboy Chris McMillan. But do you know who’s responsible for her flawless wedding makeup? That would be my friend (and makeup wizard) Mario Dedivanovic. He did Kim’s makeup for her last wedding. Khloe’s too.


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When I call Mario an artist, that’s not me just throwing around compliments. I’ve seen him completely transform faces and he is a true artist…an expert at his craft. Watch him in action here as I interview Khloe Kardashian (Part I and Part II).

Mario travels the world beautifying some of the most famous faces. But even if you’re not a celebrity, you can still benefit from his genius. Back in the day, Mario was a Spoiled Pretty correspondent and would answer readers’ burning beauty questions. Check out the Makeup Mondays with Mario archives – there’s a ton of great tips and tricks that you can start trying right now!

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