Fashion First Aid: Cynthia Rowley Band-Aids

cynthia rowley bandaids 3 768x1024 Fashion First Aid: Cynthia Rowley Band AidsToday at work, I got a pretty gnarly paper cut. This wasn’t some superficial slice either. This was like a third-degree paper cut and I was getting a little woozy from the loss of blood.

Normally, I would curse my clumsiness. But this time, I was actually kind of excited because I finally had an excuse to break into the unopened box of Cynthia Rowley Band-Aids I had at home. (more…)

I’m Taking the 2012 Eucerin Healthy Skin Challenge

Eucerin Challenge Badge Im Taking the 2012 Eucerin Healthy Skin Challenge

Since I became pregnant with my son, Westley, my body and skin dramatically changed. Much of the physical transformation was expected, but I was surprised and amazed by how pregnancy and motherhood changed me at the cellular level. And ever since then, I’ve been trying to figure my new self out.

One of my New Year’s resolutions was to see a dermatologist (I haven’t been in years). But I’ve been so busy and pressed for time that it keeps falling to the bottom of my OneNote to-do list. Luckily, fate intervened and I was asked to participate in the 2012 Eucerin Healthy Skin Challenge! (more…)

Stephanie Johnson Travel Bag Giveaway!

Stephanie Johnson Palm Springs Turq ML Traveler 1024x682 Stephanie Johnson Travel Bag Giveaway!A few weeks ago, HauteLook had a Stephanie Johnson makeup bag sale – which I shared with my tweetipies on Twitter. The brand saw my tweet and emailed to thank me for my support. They even offered me the ML Traveler bag to keep or give away on Spoiled Pretty. Because I’m a benevolent beauty blogger and I already have a mountain of makeup bags (several of them are from Stephanie Johnson), I chose the latter. (more…)

On Point Pencil: L’Oreal Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner

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Don’t you just hate when you buy an eye pencil that doesn’t write right? I hate that. I mean, who wants an eyeliner that you have to draw on several times for it to actually show up?  My philosophy for eyeliner – and for most color cosmetics, for that matter – is that it must deliver on pigment payout. Otherwise, I want my money back.

I recently discovered a liner that is worth much more than its $9 price tag. It’s so fabulous, in fact, that it smolders. (more…)

QVC All Access Beauty Giveaway!

When I was a young girl, one of my favorite pastimes was sitting in front of my mom’s mirrored closet doors and “playing QVC.” I would pretend to be Kathy Levine, meticulously describing each necklace, bracelet and pair of earrings in my mother’s jewelry box – using terms like Black Hills Gold, Diamonique and lobster claw clasp.

Twenty-some odd years later, I’m still a fan of QVC. My favorite show is Friday Night Beauty with Lisa Robertson – and if I didn’t have such excellent self-control, that program might bankrupt me. When I watch FNB, I always get the urge to call in and share my thoughts on the products I’ve tried. But I get nervous and I never go through with it.

QVC All Access Beauty Bloggers QVC All Access Beauty Giveaway!So when QVC recently approached me about being one of their featured bloggers for the All Access Beauty event (it kicks off this Friday, April 13 at 11:00 PM EST and will continue on all day Saturday, April 14), I jumped at the opportunity.  As an All Access Beauty Blogger, I’m sharing my top beauty picks on QVC.com. And since I’m local, I’ll be traveling to their West Chester, PA studios on Saturday to go backstage and meet beauty rock stars like Kate Somerville, Mally and Josie Maran. (more…)

Versace Yellow Diamond Giveaway

versace yellow diamond 1024x665 Versace Yellow Diamond GiveawayI have a very discriminating nose, which is why a lot of fragrance reviews don’t see the light of day on the pages of Spoiled Pretty. I have a few favorites (Hanae Mori Butterfly, Prada Infusion d’Iris, Kai, Philosophy Amazing Grace, L’Instant de Guerlain, Carol’s Daughter Sugar-Dipped Vanilla) – but most perfumes don’t impress me enough to warrant a review.

So the fact that I’m posting about Yellow Diamond should tell you that I’m definitely impressed with Versace’s latest olfactory offering. (more…)

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