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

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!

Coach Beauty Is First Class

Posted on by daneen in Fragrance, Lips, Lipstick, Perfume | Leave a comment

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Have you heard about Coach Beauty?

According to Reed Krakoff, President and Executive Creative Director of Coach, “This distinctive collection captures the true, classic style and femininity of the Coach woman.”

Coach Lipstick ($18): These lightweight, full coverage lipsticks are available in three flattering colors – Poppy, Rose, and Peony. They are formulated with Shea Butter and Almond Oil to moisturizes lips; each comes in a unique tube featuring the iconic Signature pattern.

Lip Gloss ($22): These pretty, polished glosses are packaged in a glam tube featuring the Coach logo. Available in three shades – Gardenia, Hibiscus, and Heather.

Coach Shimmer Powder ($38): Brush this powder on your face and body for a subtle glow.

1.7 Oz Perfume Spray ($68): This classically inspired fragrance has a unique blend of soft florals combined with amber, vanilla and precious woods. Together they capture the distinctive style that is exclusively Coach.

Purse Spray ($42): You’ll want to carry this chic scent with you wherever you go. This conveniently sized spray fits easily into your handbag, tote or travel piece.

Perfume Solid ($40): This solid version of the scent is perfect for the girl on the go. It comes in a fun Coach tag shaped compact that can easily be attached to your handbag, wristlet, or key ring.

Body Lotion ($38): This lotion can be used alone or layered with the Coach fragrance.

Coach Beauty products are available at Coach.com, but a little birdie told me that the new lip glosses will soon be available at Kohl’s.

Rihanna’s On The Cutting Edge Of Style

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The R&B princess debuted a new pixie hairstyle at the NRJ Music Awards in Cannes, France on Saturday.

normal JCrew1989AW 1 Rihannas On The Cutting Edge Of StyleWhat inspired her to make the cut? At the October photo shoot for Allure’s January 2008 cover, Allure’s Creative Director, Paul Cavaco, suggested that – for her next look – she channel old-school Linda Evangelista.

Looks like she took his advice.

Speaking of Linda E. – here’s an oldie, but a goodie. Enjoy!

Christopher Kane For Lancôme – Limited Edition Juicy Tubes

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ckane3 Christopher Kane For Lancôme – Limited Edition Juicy TubesBritish designer Christopher Kane has partnered with Lancôme to launch four limited-edition lipglosses. The colors were created to compliment Kane’s Spring 2008 collection, entitled Burns Night.

Juicy Tubes in Moulin Rouge, Red Hot New York, Tokyo Plum Blossom, and Rio Mango will be available at Lancôme counters in March.

Weekend Beauty Blog Network Reads

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Canadian Beauty tells you about Clinique’s newest mascara, Clinique Lash Power.

15 Minute Beauty Fanatic checks out Pattern Body Washes and loves them!

The Beauty of Life falls head over heels for Estee Lauder’s new Re-Nutriv Ultimate Youth Creme!

Pursebuzz.com takes a special visit to Stila Cosmetics. Check out what she is loving!

Check out what Kyle carries around in her new Juicy Couture purse at Face Candy.

Beauty and Personal Grooming shares some pore shrinking mask recipes.

Bionic Beauty found a Freebie! Joico’s K-PAK “Rescue Your Hair” kit.

Beauty and Fashion Tech has swatches and looks from the M.A.C. Cosmetics N Collection.

Girl Gloss takes an in depth look at the lip products in the M.A.C. N collection.

Stylish Opinion gives her opinion about the latest perfume from Paris Hilton. Does she like or not?

The Beauty Blog Network proudly announces it’s newest members!! Find out who they are…

Elke‘s Fabulous! Well, the Fabbie Awards thinks so. She’s nominated for a best beauty blog Fabbie Award along with other fab beauty bloggers. Vote for your favorites here!

Makeup Moxie says goodbye to the Posh Bob.

A Touch of Blusher can’t live without this cleansing oil.

Beauty Banter gives you a play-by-play on Why My Hair Is Now A Frizzy Mess!

The Muse reviews, shares photos, and gives first impressions of the Dior Spring 2008 Collection!

Temptalia has over forty different lip color combinations–you’re bound to find one to like!

makeup loves me wants to give you favorite party eyeshadow!

Enter Spoiled Pretty’s latest giveaway, sponsored by Mother’s Nature Soaps!

Beauty Anonymous found the power of beauty and fashion from Harper’s Bazzar – the Politics of Fashion.

Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog does a step-by-step makeup tutorial honoring her favorite pop star of all time, Madonna, with help from MAC Russian Red Lipstick.