Your Fave Beauty Blogs On One Page: AllTop.com

woman+on+laptop Your Fave Beauty Blogs On One Page: AllTop.com
Are you addicted to beauty blogs? Just can’t get enough? Me too. But some days, I forget to check my favorite sites…or I open too many windows and get confused about where I’ve been and where I’m going. Wouldn’t it be awesome to have all of your fave blogs’ posts all on the same page? Yes, I realize I could go the Google Reader route, but I’m just not in the mood.

So do what I do…surf on over to Alltop.com. It’s like a “digital magazine rack” for “all the top” stories. Go ahead…I’ll still be here when you get back.

Concealers For All Complexions

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Twenty-some odd years ago, I was swinging on a metal gate at the playground near my house. I vaguely remember some adult telling me to stop, but I was having a blast making myself dizzy. So I ignored them. After a few minutes of swinging, I was riding that thin line between euphoria and nausea, so I hopped off. Before I realized what was happening, the gate swung back at me, hit me in the face, and knocked me out cold.

When I came to, I still had all of my teeth – thank heavens – but I also had one hell of a shiner. My mom was extremely upset…not just because her child had been injured and subsequently rendered unconscious due to her own stupidity. My First Holy Communion was mere days away, and a black eye just doesn’t go well with a white dress and veil.

There weren’t too many concealer options (or foundations, for that matter) for women of color, circa 1985. But whatcha gonna do when your 7-year-old daughter looks like she’s been moonlighting as a cage fighter?

I don’t remember the name or brand of the concealer my mom used to mask my bruise – but it came in a tube, smelled like Play-Doh, and was crazy pasty. Seriously, the label may have said “tan” – but the color was straight up brownish gray (I really don’t think the color exists in nature). But that’s all we had…so my mom made it work as best she could.

The 80’s was a great decade, but the dearth of makeup shades for women of color (with the exception of Fashion Fair) was definitely a low point. Thinking back on my mom’s chalky concealer really makes me appreciate the limitless options that are available today.

For example, I recently discovered (and fell in love with) Murad’s Acne Treatment Concealer. Usually, I’m just too lazy to use concealer, although my skin could certainly use some. But this concealer has the dual benefit of treating blemishes with acne-fighting medication (which really works) and concealing them with an oil-free tinted formula. It’s also a breeze to apply – just dot on and go. But my favorite thing about this concealer stick is that the Medium Dark shade is spot-on perfect for my typically hard-to-match complexion.

We’ve come a long way, baby!

Murad Acne Treatment Concealer is available at Sephora and murad.com.

Moroccanoil Giveaway

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I was an only child for nine years. And my parents spoiled me rotten. But in 1987, my sister came along and I had to learn how to share. Lucky for all of you, 21 years of practice makes perfect…and this week, I’m excited to share my new holy grail hair products from Moroccanoil (check out my review to learn why I’m so enamored).

One winner will receive:

Moroccanoil Oil Treatment: an amazing product that strengthens brittle hair, softens unmanageable manes, nourishes dry scalps, tresses, restores shine to dull hair, eliminates frizz, protects against UV damage, speeds up styling time by 40%, and provides long-term conditioning to all hair types.

Moroccanoil Masque: a rich, creamy conditioner, designed to hydrate and repair damaged hair.

Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream: a leave-in treatment that eliminates frizz, adds definition, and brilliant shine, while the pure argan oil conditions and hydrates the hair.

Moroccanoil Intense Curl Cream: a styling product used to enhance and define curly hair – repeated use will result in extraordinary hold, shine and protection.

Three runners-up will win the Moroccanoil Oil Treatment and Masque.

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name. The subject line should read “Moroccanoil Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, June 22nd. Winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, June 23rd, I’ll announce the winners’ names. Please, only one entry per person; duplicate entries will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. & Canadian residents only.

Spoiled Pretty Likes Being On Top

Shop5 Emblem 02 Spoiled Pretty Likes Being On TopGuess what? Spoiled Pretty has been chosen by the editorial staff of Shop5.com as one of the Top 5 beauty blogs!

Rounding out the top spots are Kristen from Beauty Addict, Amber from Beauty Blogging Junkie, Erika from Makeup Bag, and Christine from 15 Minute Beauty Fanatic. These ladies are über talented (and gorgeous, to boot) – and I feel very honored to be included on the list.

Shop5.com is an online destination that gives you the Top 5 websites for almost anything — as decided by users and Shop5 editors — along with full profiles and reviews of every site. The Top 5 list will change as ratings and reviews come in from Shop5 users…which is where you, my pretties, come in.

If you love Spoiled Pretty, please check out the review and add your two cents so we stay on top.

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