Since When Can You Sleep Soundly In A Hair Clip?

If you asked me, a week ago, to name my favorite tried & true hair accessory, I would have said my trusty hair elastic. Old elasty and I go way back and we’re thick as thieves. 99% of the time, I’m pretty unimaginative when it comes to my hair; Monday through Friday, then again on Sunday, my hair is pulled back into a ponytail – and my hair elastic does a pretty decent job of keeping my uninspired style in place.

But I’ve changed my tune, since being introduced to the ZannClip – an ingenious accessory that functions as a ponytail holder, barrette and hair clip…and looks sophisticated and chic whilst doing so. And here’s the kicker: one night, I fell asleep wearing the ZannClip – and awoke from peaceful slumber to find it still perfectly in place. At night, I’m all Princess and the Pea – the slightest noise or discomfort keeps me awake into the wee hours. Yet the ZannClip didn’t affect my quality of sleep. Plus, when I took my hair down, it didn’t leave any crimps or dents in my hair! So I could quickly re-style my hair without fussing or fighting the texture. How many hair clips can make those claims?

The ZannClip is available in three sizes and 14 shades…but I say, go for the gold (24 karat, that is) or platiunum plated. Play the video below to watch the ZannClip in action, then try NOT to buy it.

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Deluxe Sample of Kate Somerville ExfoliKate: Free with $25 Purchase at Sephora

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment is a clinical-strength exfoliant that decongests stubborn skin and improves a blah complexion. The active fruit enzymes eliminate dead skin cells, diminish bacteria and reveal a healthy, rosy glow. According to Kate, it’s the next best thing to visiting her Los Angeles clinic – and it’s especially effective in combating acne and discoloration.

ExfoliKate comes in the most genius jar; it dispenses out the ExfoliKate without letting air in. Which means the product stays fresh longer. And ExfoliKate isn’t a time or labor intensive treatment. Once or twice a week, apply in an even layer, leave on for 20-30 seconds, wait for the tingly burn (good pain!) and wash off.

I noticed dramatically softer and smoother skin after just one treatment!

Right now, get a deluxe sample of ExfoliKate at Sephora – free with a $25 purchase. Simply enter promo code KATE at checkout.

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Recessionista’s Fabu-less Pick of the Week: Flirt Cosmetics GLAMOURAZZI Extreme Lip Lacquer

So, okay, I don’t want to be a traitor to Stila and all, but I recently discovered a satisfying stand-in for the cult classic Lip Glaze – just in case there is some truth to the bankruptcy rumors.

With a click of the pen, Flirt Cosmetics’ GLAMOURAZZI Extreme Lip Lacquer delivers high-watt shine with a non-sticky formula. And the crème brûlée fragrance is a sweet surprise.

Originally $12, it’s , which is less than half the price of its prestige counterpart.

GLAMOURAZZI is available in 15 shades (I’m partial to Red Hottie) and is sold exclusively at Kohls.

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Spoiled Pretty Exclusive Interview: Keeping Up With Kim Kardashian

It’s no secret that I’ve got a little girl crush on Kim Kardashian. If you’re a regular visitor to Spoiled Pretty, you know that Kim’s photos appear on these pages more frequently than my own. She never seems to have bad hair day and her makeup is always flawless – which is quite a feat, considering the pack of paparazzi that shadow her every move.

Her blog is on my daily reading list, and I check in often…hoping that she’ll spill some secret that will help me crack the Kardashian code and cop her It Girl style.

Kim is quite the jet setter – racking up frequent flyer miles as she dashes between L.A. and N.Y.C., from photo shoots to swanky shindigs. It’s not easy keeping up with this Kardashian, so I was a giddy mess when Kim accepted my invitation for a Spoiled Pretty tête-à-tête.

Enjoy and take copious notes!

SP: Your complexion is flawless, Kim. Care to share your skin care secrets?
KK: I love using CellCeuticals Skin Care products, and I make sure I moisturize all of the time.

SP: You never seem to have a bad hair day. What products are you using to keep your hair looking so healthy and shiny?
KK: I always change my shampoos and conditioners, anything from Finesse to Pantene. I also don’t wash my hair every day so that it stays thick and healthy.

SP: What is your every day beauty routine?
KK: If I’m having a casual day, I put on tinted moisturizer and some blush and I’m ready!

SP: What is your #1 beauty secret?
KK: I always make sure to use a MAC wipe or an Oil of Olay facial cloth to wipe all my makeup before I go to bed!

SP: I am on an eternal quest to find products that help me achieve the signature Kim Kardashian glossy nude lip. Can you recommend a few?
KK: My favorite lipstick is NARS Belle De Jour – it’s the perfect nude! My favorite lip liner is MAC Stripdown and I love MAC Gloss in Instant Gold.

SP: I was very excited to learn that you’re working on a fragrance. How is it coming along, and have you considered creating your own makeup line? I would buy the entire collection!
KK: The perfume is coming along great! It’s been an amazing experience creating it. It’s been a lot of work, but I am beyond thrilled with the outcome. I have thought about my own makeup line, and it’s absolutely a goal of mine for the future.

SP: How has your look evolved over the years?
KK: I used to love heavy makeup and smokier eyes, and wouldn’t really try new looks. Now, I will try anything and love fresh, lighter looks.

SP: If you could only choose one designer to wear for the rest of your life, who would it be and why?
KK: I’d have to go with American Apparel. Their designs are cute, edgy and stylish – but are still SO comfortable at the same time.

SP: What is your most memorable fashion moment?
KK: My most memorable fashion moment would have to be at this year’s Oscars when I wore a gorgeous Lloyd Klein gown with my hair pulled up in a slick bun. I felt like a princess.

SP: What fashion trends are you loving and embracing right now?
KK: I’m loving the ripped jeans look! Also, I’ve been embracing “recession-ista” style which is why I co-founded ShoeDazzle.com. Women need to be able to stay trendy and fashion-forward without having to spend a fortune.

SP: Every time I see you photographed, you are carrying an insanely chic handbag. Which are your current favorites?
KK: When it comes to bags, Chanel is always a classic, but I also love Balenciaga because their styles are fun and edgy – I’ll always rock those!

SP: I’ve got a little junk in the trunk, so what jeans would you recommend for women with a well-endowed derrière?
KK: When it comes to jeans, always opt for styles that have stretch in them no matter what the brand.

SP: Like you, I have a very close and special relationship with my sister. What qualities do you most admire about your fellow Dash Dolls, Kourtney and Khloe?
KK: I love my sisters. Kourtney is the most loyal and responsible person I know and Khloe definitely has the biggest heart.

SP: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
KK: Hopefully, married with five kids!

Many thanks to Kim Kardashian for penciling Spoiled Pretty into her busy sched. For more style and beauty tips, be sure to check out Kim’s blog!

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