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

Coach Beauty Is First Class

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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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rihanna Rihannas On The Cutting Edge Of Style
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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kane juicytubes Christopher Kane For Lancôme – Limited Edition Juicy Tubes

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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bbn Weekend Beauty Blog Network Reads
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.

RESCUE’d!!!!!!

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Cele Deemer, winner of the Spoiled Pretty facial giveaway, sent me the following recap of her appointment with The Skin Diva:

lindadiva 1 RESCUE’d!!!!!!My new BFF, Linda Harding, has wonderful hands and fingers. I may repeat that phrase about a bazillion times during this recap of my Zoom Facial experience at RESCUE Rittenhouse Spa, but I only say it because it is true.

When the elevators doors open on the second floor of 255 South 17th Street, you enter into the calming experience known as RESCUE Rittenhouse Spa. Soft peach walls, beautiful hardwood floors, candles glow, and aromatherapy scents abound. I was shown to a small lounge, where I had a short wait before meeting Senior Esthetician Linda Harding. She is a delight, and immediately put me at ease. I was shown to the facial room, where I undressed, donned a terry wrap, and slipped in between heated sheets onto the massage table. I was on the verge of napping when she came in to begin the treatment.

RRS stonesup RESCUE’d!!!!!!Don’t ask me to remember each and every product that went on to or into my face, shoulders and neck. Because, believe me, I was pretty much floating on air under the influence of Linda’s magic fingers, the little steam machine, the ever-present wonderful new age music, and those fabulous heated sheets! I know if I had asked what each and every procedure was, she would have explained it to me, but I was in la-la land, and happy to be blissfully unaware of anything except how good I felt.

At the end of our time together, I had a glowing face, a lilt to my step that wasn’t there earlier, and a bottle of Lotion P50 V Biologique Recherche so I can continue my exfoliating adventures at home under the watchful eyes of my golden retrievers. I highly recommend a visit to RESCUE Rittenhouse Spa, and when you go, please give my regards to Linda!

PS – it’s not too early to drop Valentine’s Day hints! How about his & hers facials, massages, or pedicures? What a great gift!

WWD: Beauty In The Blogosphere

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Today’s issue of Womens Wear Daily includes a discerning look at beauty blogs and their growing influence in the industry.

Beauty+In+The+Blogosphere WWD: Beauty In The BlogosphereThough I wish Spoiled Pretty could have been mentioned in the article, I am beyond thrilled for my blogging comrades who were referenced (All About The Pretty, Beauty Addict, Beauty Blogging Junkie, Beauty Snob, BellaSugar, Blogdorf Goodman, Makeup and Beauty Blog, Makeup Bag, Shake Your Beauty, and Temptalia).

Here are some excerpts:

A new breed of beauty writers is building the sort of influence that’s gaining the attention of major brands: bloggers.

Scores of blogs largely dedicated to opinions and reviews of beauty products have proliferated in the past several years. And as the quality and quantity of blogs increases, beauty companies’ traditional marketing strategies are having to adapt.

Linda Wells, editor in chief of Allure, said she believes beauty brands have started to take blogs seriously over the past few years because blogs are “starting to have an effect on product sales. Companies are more excited about being mentioned [on blogs], so we’re seeing more of the industry reaching out to bloggers,” she said.

To read the article in its entirety, click on the image (above, left).

Deliver Us From Eva

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el2 Deliver Us From Eva
Usually I’m down for public display of affection, but Eva Longoria has taken this concept to a whole ‘nother level. First it was the bedazzled jeans and cell phone – emblazoned with the number nine, Tony Parker’s jersey number. Then came the Alex Woo “e&t” necklace and the Jean Dousset “9” pendant. Now Eva’s been seen sporting a new “Nine” tattoo on the back of her neck (she’d better hope he never gets traded and has to change his number).

We get it, Eva. Tony’s your man.

Eva Longoria is a beauty, that’s for sure – you won’t find many to argue with that assertion. But her behavior seems a little, no pun intended, desperate – no?