Because Shaving is the Pits: DERMAdoctor Gorilla Warfare Antiperspirant Giveaway!


My hair grows like a weed. Unfortunately, the hair of which I speak is not on my head. My legs and underarms give my razor a workout. If I shave in the morning, by afternoon, I've got stubble. And forget about skipping days...unless I want to look like Sasquatch. Getting rid of the hair is not only expensive (I CONTINUE READING

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: BlowPro Perfect Shower Cap


The shower and my chemically-straightened hair are frenemies. Every seventh day when I wash my hair, they get along great in a shampoo Shangri-la. But the rest of the week, I employ a shower cap to keep the steam from undoing the silky straightness. I have been wearing shower caps since I was a child, and I’ve tried them CONTINUE READING

Miss Oops is On Sale at HauteLook


I love Miss Oops fashion fixers and have been using them for years. If you wear clothes, you NEED to get acquainted with Miss Oops. All of those things that can and do go wrong with your wardrobe can be fixed by Miss Oops problem-solving products. Shirt revealing too much cleavage? Accidentally get a deodorant stain on your top? Are your CONTINUE READING

Get Catty With Wildfox Catfarer Sunglasses


I've been searching for some cat eye sunnies for forever. On a whim, I bought these Wildfox Catfarer Sunglasses from Shopbop - hoping that they wouldn't look too cartoonish. Even though I was afraid they'd be too large, I'm digging the oversized frames. They make a statement without overwhelming my face. And the cat eye shape is subtle, so it's not CONTINUE READING

Peep My Polish: Revlon Top Speed Nail Enamel in Superstitious


Now that I have two kids - and the youngest being 6 weeks old - I needed to get better acquainted with quick-dry nail polish options. I hardly have time to do anything, let alone a DIY - so I needed to find some lacquers that fit my new lifestyle. Yesterday, while going my grocery shopping, I picked up Revlon CONTINUE READING

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

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

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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

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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!

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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…

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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

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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

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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

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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?

SAG Awards 2008 Red Carpet Recap

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mollystern SAG Awards 2008 Red Carpet RecapThis afternoon, I had the pleasure of participating in a web seminar – presenting four new products from CoverGirl. CoverGirl celebrity makeup artist, Molly R. Stern and Procter & Gamble Beauty Senior Scientist, Sarah Vickery discussed CoverGirl’s latest beauty innovations (more on that later) and this season’s red carpet makeup trends.

Before she had to run off to work her makeup magic at the SAG Awards, I asked Molly to predict what beauty trends we would be seeing on the red carpet. Without hesitation, she responded that – this awards season – women want to look more like themselves. Fast-forward a few hours to the SAG Awards arrivals…Molly couldn’t have been more right-on.

Usually, the SAG Awards are a total non-issue to me. But this year, thanks to the Golden Globes cancellation, I have been absolutely jonesing for a red carpet fix for weeks – and the SAG Awards didn’t disappoint.

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Low chignons and beachy waves were popular; as were lush lashes paired with understated lips. If I had to play favorites, I’d have to say that I’m loving me some Jamie Lynn Sigler (so envious of how effortlessly chic she always looks), Brittany Snow (check out the Veronica Lake likeness), Debra Messing (red hot), and Eva Longoria (she has perfect hair/makeup/gown/accessories down to a science).

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But if I only had one award to give out, it would go to America Ferrera – hands down; she is my style goddess.

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I also love that Amanda Bynes isn’t trying to look any older than her 21 years. And I’m not advocating plastic surgery, but Michelle Pfeiffer’s face looks amazing!

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Bonus: Angelina Jolie showed up wearing an ombre Hermes dress, that pretty much confirmed her rumored pregnancy. Congrats, Brangelina!