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

Sticker Shock

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balenciaga Sticker Shock
Not really beauty related, but I felt the need to share…

Last night, as I was perusing some of the latest fashion magazines – trying to stay abreast of the latest trends in style and beauty – my eyes were beguiled by some particularly fetching Balenciaga booties. The caption read, “price available upon request.”

Don’t you just hate when they do that? It’s like that scene in Pretty Woman where Vivian goes shopping in a Beverly Hills boutique – and they won’t tell her how much the clothes cost.

They might as well write, “This product is so ridiculously overpriced, we’re embarrassed to say how much we’re charging for it.”

Just my two cents.

Philadelphia Phocus & Giveaway: Mother’s Nature Soaps

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shower Philadelphia Phocus & Giveaway: Mothers Nature Soaps
It’s freezing right now in Philadelphia, and my heater is working overtime to keep my home toasty warm. So, nowadays, one of the things I most look forward to is a relaxing, hot shower. But because this time of year is particularly harsh on my sensitive skin, I have to be careful of the bath and body products I use. Luckily, I’ve discovered Mother’s Nature Soaps.

mns1 Philadelphia Phocus & Giveaway: Mothers Nature SoapsMother’s Nature Soaps is a family-run company that specializes in luxurious homemade soaps, bath products, and natural skin care products. Alyson, the owner, started making soaps in 2003 to help her son’s eczema. Five years later, she says the same amount of love that went into her first bar of soap still goes into every bar she makes now.

The hand-crafted soaps are made with pure rainwater, oils of olive, coconut, sunflower, palm, castor and canola; some of the soap formulas also contain extra nourishing ingredients such as shea butter, cocoa butter, honey, buttermilk, organic milks for extra skin moisturizing benefits and are colored with natural pigments. Noticeably absent from the list of ingredients are the synthetic chemicals found in many conventional bar soaps. Mother’s Nature Soaps are also rich in natural glycerin, which draws moisture to your skin to promote a healthy, youthful appearance.

My favorite product is the Monkey Farts Soap, a unique blend of bananas, fresh grapefruit, with strawberries, kiwi, bubble gum and a touch of vanilla. Alyson says that it’s a hit with kids and adults. I’m also wild for the Butter Kisses; they literally melt on your skin and moisturize with pure cocoa butter, shea butter, olive oil and Vitamin E.

Mother’s Nature Soaps is located in Middletown, Delaware (a half-hour drive outside of Philadelphia), but their website ensures that – no matter where you live – their all-natural products are just a click away.

But this week only, Spoiled Pretty is giving you the opportunity to win some of these wonderful products! One winner will receive a Mother’s Nature Soaps Gift Basket, filled with the following goodies: Lavender Fields Soap, Monkey Farts Soap, Lavender & Eucalyptus Soap, Clarity Bath Salts, Lavender & Mint Body Polish, Soap Saver, 4 oz Lavender Whipped Body Butter, and Chocolate Mint Lip Balm. This gift basket retails for $50.

A 2nd place winner will receive a $25 gift certificate, and a third place winner will be rewarded with a $15 gift certificate.

Entering the giveaway is easy. To be eligible for the contest, you must be a Spoiled Pretty subscriber. Subscribing is simple and quick – just click here (don’t forget to verify your email address). Plus you’ll be signed up to get posts delivered directly to your inbox. Contest closes at 9pm EST on Sunday, January 27th – and the winners will be revealed on Monday, January 28th. Good luck!

Are You The Winner Of The Plexi Pop Giveaway?

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plexipink Are You The Winner Of The Plexi Pop Giveaway?Are you the winner of Spoiled Pretty’s Plexi Pop Giveaway? You are if your name is Erin Mifflin.

Erin will receive CND’s Spring 2008 collection, Plexi Pop, before the polishes are available in stores; the collection will hit shelves in March.

Thanks to all of you who entered. Stay tuned, though – because our next giveaway is mere hours away.

Spoiled Pretty don’t mess around.

Conditioning Eye Color

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neutrogena Conditioning Eye Color
Neutrogena’s new Nourishing Eye Duos are coordinated eye shadows that not only enhance eyes, but condition eyelids too. The base shade conditions with natural soy, silk powder and Vitamins A, C, & E. The accent shade contains luminizing pearls to brighten eyes and add vibrancy. These nutrient-rich shadows are fade resistant, crease-proof, and safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.

Available in Crème Caramel, Iced Coffee, Honey Nut, Fairy Dust, Starry Night, Sunlit Sage, Sugar Plum, and Sweet Dusk.

Going Somewhere?

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fekkaikit Going Somewhere?
Check out FLIGHT001.COM and receive 20% off your travel purchases. The ideal stop for chic travelers, this retailer satisfies all your jet-setting needs.

Spoiled Pretty Pick: Gloss Travel Faves Kit by Frederic Fekkai includes technician shampoo, conditioner, glossing cream, hairspray, and a comb. All products are under 3oz each, complying with TSA standards. (Price: $32, with discount)

Use promo code INSTYLE08 from January 11th until February 29th.

Nighttime Is The Right Time

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sleepingcutie Nighttime Is The Right Time
While you sleep, your skin is hard at work repairing and renewing itself. Which is why it is so important to cleanse your face before your head hits the pillow. One more step you might want to consider is a night cream. According to experts, nighttime is the right time to hydrate and pamper your skin – because skin loses more water in the wee hours, and is also more receptive to active ingredients.

pcaskin rebalance Nighttime Is The Right TimeOne of my new favorites is PCA Skin ReBalance, a nourishing and soothing treatment that helps to repair reddened, irritated or traumatized skin. It’s so gentle that it’s also recommended following chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and laser resurfacing procedures. ReBalance is ideal for use on the face, neck and chest, and safe for all skin types and conditions, including rosacea.

Used regularly, your face will look fresher and more awake!

Weekend Beauty Blog Network Reads

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bbn Weekend Beauty Blog Network Reads
Canadian Beauty tells you what brushes to apply your mineral makeup with.Makeup Moxie reviews the new Revlon Mineral Makeup.

Savvy Skin tells you how you can Get a $125 Wrinkle Cream for 99 Cents.

makeup loves me helps you achieve the gossip girl look , xoxo.

Beauty and Personal Grooming tells you about some terrific foot soothers.

Check out A Touch of Blusher‘s wish list for the new Calvin Klein makeup line, available now at Sephora.

Girl Gloss shows you how to create a cranberry red lip look using three CoverGirl lip products.

Face Candy shows you the newest beauty trend: Moody Lip Glosses.

Elke reviews AquaTan and LOVES it.

The Beauty Blog Network is mentioned in a book! Find out which one!

Stylish Opinion says to say it with chocolate.

Missed the premiere issue of The Beauty Ideal? Check out the most popular article so far….

Temptalia has a tutorial on how to get an amazing neutral eye with a pink kick!

The Muse reviews Benefit’s Thrrob Powder!

Spoiled Pretty turns her brown eyes blue Find out how…

15 Minute Beauty Fanatic finds a cure for her winter skin issues!

Beauty Anonymous brings you an innovative way from Japan! Prettia Bubble Hair Coloring uses foam to dye hair fast and evenly.

Glossypink takes a look at Spring Beauty looks from the Runway!

The Beauty of Life is so ready for spring after testing out the new Sugar Coated line from Orly!

All Lacquered Up tests the claims of the “As Seen On TV” product, the PedEgg Pedicure File.

Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog gives you a sneak peek of Origins Spring Makeup Releases, complete with color swatches and product pics galore.