Monistat Makes a Face Primer? Well, Sort Of…

Monistat Soothing Care Chafing Relief Powder-Gel Primer

If you’re like me and your thighs touch when you walk, you understand how literally irritating this can be. Especially during the summertime, the friction can cause chafing, rashes and overall discomfort. To combat this, I had taken to wearing my Spanx ‘Slimplicity’ High-Waisted Girl Shorts under dresses and skirts. But in oppressive heat and humidity, the last thing you want is an extra layer of clothes. So I was over the moon when I discovered Monistat Soothing Care Chafing Relief Powder-Gel. The easy-to-apply gel dries to form a silky, breathable barrier to fight friction. One application lasts all day – plus it’s fragrance-free and non-staining.

What’s even better? It doubles as a makeup primer. Yes, girl, you heard me me right. The formula looks, feels and performs almost exactly like Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer. Except Monistat Soothing Care Chafing Relief Powder-Gel costs around $7-8 (click here for a $2 coupon) for 1.5 oz and a 1.7 oz tube of the Smashbox primer will set you back $49!

monistat chafing relief gel smashbox foundation primerMonistat Soothing Care Chafing Relief Powder-Gel is sold online and at a drugstore/mass market retailer near you.

Winner of the Links Jewelry Giveaway

New From Fresh: Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 in Cherry

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 Cherry

Meet Cherry, the newest addition to the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 family. She joins Advanced Treatment, Berry, Coral, Honey, Passion, Petal, Plum, Rose and (the original) Sugar.


Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 blends reparative oils and waxes with real sugar, a natural humectant, for delectable and dependable moisture. This hydrating treatment nourishes, protects and plumps the lips – while providing essential, year-round protection from damaging UV rays.

I just love these balms. In fact, Passion and Berry have taken up residency in my purse lately.

Giveaway: Links Jewelry Rose Gold Chain Bracelet!

rose gold jewelry bracelet

After beauty products, handbags and jewelry are my secondary addictions. Obviously, this site is chock full of makeup reviews and you’ll also find a good amount of purse posts. But I don’t write very often about jewelry. Maybe it’s that I have such discriminating taste that I only come across a need-to-have piece once in a while. Or perhaps it’s because jewelry is such a personal thing…you find a piece you love and you want to be the only one wearing it.

Anyway, I’m writing my first jewelry post in a long time because I recently discovered some jewelry that made me swoon. And you know that when something is swoon-inducing, my natural instinct is to gab about it and spread the news far and wide.

Links Jewelry is a jewelry brand that manufactures the most gorge necklaces and bracelets – for both ladies and men. The jewelry features a patented chain and leather design that is handmade in America by American artisans. The Classic Line is finished in 14kt yellow gold, white gold, rose gold or sterling silver. The Sport Line features copper oxide, carbon microfiber and black steel treatments. Bracelet prices range from $129.00 to $559.00. Each piece is beautifully unique…like the kind that makes other women day, “OMG…that is so cute! Where did you get that?” Yeah, that kind.

But beyond creating cuteness, Links Jewelry is a socially conscious company that instills their “Look Good, Do Good, Feel Good” message in each piece they create. 10% of sales go directly towards Sean Penn’s J/P Haitian Relief Organization.  Knowing that rose gold is my metal soulmate, Links sent me some bracelets to review and they are amazeballs. Just take a look.

links jewelry bracelets

These bracelets needed to be in my jewelry box, like, yesterday. Feel the same? I thought you might. That’s why I’m partnering with Links Jewelry to give some adorbs arm candy. One lucky Spoiled Pretty reader will win the 2-row 14kt Rose Gold Finished Chain and Metallic Pink Leather Classic Links Bracelet with Buddha Head Charms (value: $179).

Rose Gold Chain & Metallic Pink Leather Classic Links Bracelet with Buddha Head Charms

To enter, leave a comment below – telling me how you’re going to rock your new bracelet. The contest is open to U.S. residents only. Contest ends on Friday, August 23 at 5pm ET. I’ll announce the winner then. Bonne chance!

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Links Jewelry, however, all opinions expressed are my own.

Enamored with Essie: Blanc and Snap Happy

essie blanc and snap happy nail polish

Lately, I’ve been enamored with Essie. Mr. Spoiled Pretty and Westley gave me a gift card to a local nail salon for Mother’s Day – and every time I get my nails did, I find myself gravitating to the Essie shades. Not only are the shades super gorge, but they apply like a dream and they look fresh to def for a good 10 days (and I’m super rough on my hands). On my toes, we’re talking a good month.

Essie Blanc and Snap Happy Nail PolishHere are two of my most recent Essie manis: Blanc (a snowy white) and Snap Happy (a cheerful red orange)

What are your favorite Essie shades? I’m looking for inspiration for my next mani/pedi – so leave your suggestions in the comments section.

Kooba for AHAVA Body Care Set: A Nordstrom Exclusive

Kooba for AHAVA Body Care Set - NordstromThis new limited edition collaboration between contemporary beauty and fashion brands AHAVA and Kooba was designed to bring the beauty and fashion obsessed together to express their personal styles. Combining the most innovative in mineral skincare with a passionate fashion brand, this cute and conveniently sized clutch in one of Kooba’s natural and classic prints holds three of AHAVA’s best-sellers:

  • Mineral Body Exfoliator (6.8 fl oz)
  • Mineral Body Lotion (3.4 fl oz)
  • Travel size Mineral Hand Cream (1.3 fl oz).

The Kooba for AHAVA limited edition set is $45 (a $130 value!) and is available now at select Nordstrom locations and on

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