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

Dermadoctor Physical Chemistry


One of my all-time favorite products is Dermadoctor KP Duty, a dual action body exfoliator that combines the benefits of a chemical peel and microdermabrasion. It was developed to treat chicken skin - those little red bumps that many people get on their upper arms. But, for years, I've been using it to exfoliate my legs pre-shave.  There's really no body exfoliator CONTINUE READING

Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Collection


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 CONTINUE READING

Genie In A Bottle

Posted on by daneen in Eye Liner, Eye Shadow, Primer | 6 Comments

eyemakeup run Genie In A Bottle
I don’t run. Walk briskly? Sometimes. In rare instances, I’ve been known to jog…whilst being chased by leash-less animals or trying to catch the bus when I’m running late for work. But run? Uh-uh.

On the flip side, my eye makeup loves to run. Yeah, child…seems like every shadow and liner I bring home has a case of the can’t-sit-still. A few hours after I’ve painstakingly applied said makeup to my lids, the color starts to migrate south. And all that you can do is clean yourself up, and wonder how long you’ve been walking around with raccoon eyes. Right? Wrong.

primer Genie In A BottleA few weeks ago, I decided to try Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion. And let me tell you – it stopped my vagabond eye makeup dead in its tracks. The primer works in three ways: eye shadow and liner last longer, color is more vibrant, and there’s no creasing. All you do is swipe it on your lids before applying eye makeup. It dries almost instantly – and a little goes a very long way.

One tube of the Eyeshadow Primer Potion will knock you back $15, but Urban Decay also sells an Eyeshadow Primer Potion Duo for $25 – so you can stock up or share your beauty booty with a friend in need.

Urban Decay is also available at Sephora.

Jersey Girls: Join Lancôme For An Evening of Fashion & Beauty

Posted on by daneen in Event | Leave a comment

ckane2 Jersey Girls: Join Lancôme For An Evening of Fashion & BeautyWant to experience what it’s like to be a Fashion Week model?

Lancôme invites you to get catwalk ready with Fashion Week and Celebrity Makeup Artist Extraordinaire Daniel Martin, Lancôme Spokesmodel Selena Breed, author of the acclaimed book “Violet on the Runway” Melissa Walker, and the Lancôme Backstage Makeup Team.

WHEN: Friday, February 1, 2008
TIME: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Lancôme – The Boutique
1200 Morris Turnpike
Short Hills, NJ 07078
RSVP: cschramke@lancome-usa.com
(Please include full name, phone number and that you are RSVPing for the New Jersey event)

There will be gift bags, mocktails and cupcakes! Oh my!
Enter to win a luxurious prize!

Be the first to…

Get your hands on limited edition Juicy Tubes created by hot London Fashion Designer Christopher Kane.*

Get the hottest beauty looks for spring, straight from the artists who worked backstage.

Receive a complimentary copy of “Violet by Design” and an official Lancôme Backstage t-shirt with any purchase of a limited edition Christopher Kane Juicy Tubes and a Lancôme Mascara.

*Please note that this will be the only time consumers will be able to get the Christopher Kane Juicy Tubes in advance. They will not be on counters until mid-March.

Fragrant Flower

Posted on by daneen in Fragrance, Perfume | 1 Comment

daisyring Fragrant Flower
Marc Jacobs Daisy Solid Perfume Ring opens to reveal a travel-friendly version of the floral, feminine fragrance.

Available at Sephora.com.

Gilchrist & Soames Giveaway!

Posted on by daneen in Contest, Giveaway | 1 Comment

When I’m traveling and staying in a hotel, one of the most exciting things – for me – is walking into the bathroom and seeing what toiletries are mine for the taking. And take is what I usually do; I hoard travel shampoos, soaps, and shower caps like a squirrel preparing for winter.

Anyway, the crème de la crème is Gilchrist & Soames – the leading provider of luxurious hair, bath, and body products for world-class hotels, exclusive resorts, and distinguished spas, inns, and bed & breakfasts. Though Gilchrist & Soames toiletries can be found at some of the world’s most prestigious properties, products can also be purchased on their website.

Want to treat yourself to VIP status and try some of their travel amenities (without the cost of a five-star hotel room)? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Spoiled Pretty has partnered with Gilchrist & Soames to bring you another of our world-famous giveaways!

One winner will receive…

spatherapy Gilchrist & Soames Giveaway!
Gilchrist & Soames Spa Therapy Travel Gift Bag, which includes:
1oz. Sea Kelp Shampoo
1oz. Sea Moss Conditioner
1oz. Sea Fennel Body Lotion
1oz. Sea Rocket Body Wash
Shower Cap
Mending Kit
Vanity Pack
Shoe Mitten
Toothbrush
1.5oz. Exfoliating Sea Salt Soap
1.5oz. Moisturising Skincare Bar Soap
.75oz. Glycerin Soap

AND

verde Gilchrist & Soames Giveaway!
Gilchrist & Soames Verde Travel Gift Bag, which includes:
1oz. Hair Purifier
1oz. Hair Protector
1oz. Body Refresher
1oz. Body Butter
1.1oz. Dental Rinse
Vanity Pack
Mending Kit
Shower Cap
.75oz. Facial Bar
1.5oz. Facial Bar
2.5oz. Exfoliating Bath Bar

To enter:
*Name the hotel where my husband and I stayed on our honeymoon. Here’s a hint: I wrote the post in August.
*Send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com – and make sure to include the hotel name, your full name, and email address.

The contest ends at 9 pm EST on Sunday, February 3rd. A winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, February 4th, I’ll announce the winner’s name. Please, only one comment per person; duplicate comments will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. & Canadian residents. Good luck!

Ooh Bop – Fashion Week

Posted on by daneen in Fashion Week, Video | 2 Comments

runway4%5B1%5D Ooh Bop – Fashion Week
The most amazing thing has happened! I have been invited to cover New York Fashion Week, as a beauty correspondent! Can you believe it? This time last year, I didn’t really know what a blog was; now I have my own, and I’m going to Fashion Week. I’m ecstatic!

I have been invited backstage – by MAC Cosmetics – to interview the MAC Makeup Artists and MAC Product Development Executives. I will be behind the scenes at Alexandre Herchcovitch, Tadashi Shoji, Carmen Marc Valvo, and Donna Karan. Additionally, I will be having cocktails and dinner at Koi with other members of the Total Beauty family; and the next night, I will attend a dinner at Indochine – organized by MAC – for a select group of beauty bloggers.

I will be chronicling my Fashion Week experience for Spoiled Pretty – so stay tuned for breaking news, tips, trends, interviews, and ridiculously fabulous giveaways!

Details continue to unfold – so I may have more great news to share before I jet off (actually, I’ll be riding Amtrak) to NYC on Friday.

The only thing that could make this better is if, while I’m in NYC, someone mistakes me for Kerry Washington. Fat chance, I know – but a girl can dream.

Guest Post: The Body Shop Metallic Eye & Cheek Palette

Posted on by daneen in Bronzer, Eye Shadow | Leave a comment

pd metallicEyeAndCheek goldSparkle hol07 Guest Post: The Body Shop Metallic Eye & Cheek Palette
The following review is courtesy of guest blogger, Angela Showell. Take it away, Angela…

The Body Shop Metallic Eye & Cheek Palette #02 comes in a really pretty gold case – and from the front little window, I could see that the colors were right up my alley: golds, blue, and copper. I then decided to get a closer look by opening the case. It was extremely hard to open. I do have acrylic fingernails so they are a little long, but not even my stubby fingernailed husband could get it open on the first try! Eventually he got it, thus making this review possible!

The case has a mirror and long-handled, double sided applicator which was handy for the eyeshadow, but not so much for the bronzer. So, I broke outmy fluffy blush brush and got to work.

I applied the bronzer over my normal cream powder foundation (shout out to Neutrogena). It was a little too bronze for my winter pale-ness so I toned it down with a little more foundation blending. Next I went for my all over lid color. The palette came with 3 shades of gold (well, a light gold, a true gold, and a bronze) and one shimmery blue. I used the light gold as a base and then did the blue for my inner corner (it came out kind of green when mixed with the light gold) and blended in the copper for my outer crease. I used the applicator to do the blending instead of my normal brush, it worked out pretty well with a little help from my finger (the best blending tool anyway, your mom is right).

The eyeshadows stayed a nice color all day, with minimal creasing. Overall, I really liked this product. The colors are neutral enough that it could be your everyday standby.

Mother’s Nature Soap Winners

Posted on by daneen in Contest, Giveaway, Philadelphia | Leave a comment

soaps Mothers Nature Soap WinnersHappy Monday, Spoiled Pretty readers! The time has come to announce the winners of the Mother’s Nature Soap Giveaway.

To enter this contest, you needed to subscribe to Spoiled Pretty – which means that I won’t be announcing names this time, but rather email addresses. Congratulations to:

First prize: jol240
Second prize: joni514
Third prize: sestes555

Obviously, these are incomplete email addresses; I have omitted the email provider to protect the winners’ privacy. All winners have been notified.

Thanks to everyone who entered. You’re all winners because you are now signed up to receive Spoiled Pretty updates to your email! Not impressed? Well, Spoiled Pretty will be announcing a new giveaway later today – so y’all come back now, ya hear?