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

Dermadoctor Physical Chemistry


One of my all-time favorite products is Dermadoctor KP Duty, a dual action body exfoliator that combines the benefits of a chemical peel and microdermabrasion. It was developed to treat chicken skin - those little red bumps that many people get on their upper arms. But, for years, I've been using it to exfoliate my legs pre-shave.  There's really no body exfoliator CONTINUE READING

Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Collection


I'm a huge fan of Quentin Tarantino and Pulp Fiction is one of my top 3 movies of all time (the others being The Sound of Music and The Godfather, Part II). Urban Decay is one of my top 3 beauty brands so I just about lost my mind when I heard about their limited-edition Pulp Fiction collection, which CONTINUE READING

New At Sephora – DuWop Prime Venom Lip Plumping Balm

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primevenom New At Sephora – DuWop Prime Venom Lip Plumping Balm
Typical lip plumpers are a little one note – don’t ya think? A bee stung mouth covered in gooey gloss screams, “These aren’t my real lips!” Luckily, DuWop has the answered your plump pout prayers.

Prime Venom is a matte finish plumping lip balm infused with the Lip Venom formula that also works as a lip primer. This matte balm leaves conditions lips while acting as a primer to help lipsticks go on smoother and last longer – as well as plumping the lips for a matte finish pout. It also flushes the lips with natural color, so that you don’t have to wear lipstick at all if you choose not to.

Prime Venom contains macadamia nut oil, prized for its long lasting, moisturizing properties and the now famous blend of essential oils including cinnamon, ginger, and wintergreen that put plumpers on the map.

Prime Venom is available exclusively at Sephora.

The Bluest Eye

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This past weekend, I traveled to my parents’ house to spend some quality with the fam. My sister, who is still at home on ‘winter break’ from college (remember those days?) was rocking the most amazing eye makeup eva – and I couldn’t stop staring. Finally, I asked what she was wearing – and she produced a brand-new Sephora bag with Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Deviant and Sephora Waterproof Mascara in Blue 02.

bluest+eye2 The Bluest EyeShe was gracious enough to let me test them out; and I was so amazed by how beautifully bright my eyes looked that – at 7:30pm – I ran out to Sephora to buy my own.

Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide on Pencil is a creamy liner that effortlessly glides over your lid. The color is blendable for the first 30 seconds, then dries to a long-lasting finish that lasts all day and all night. Available in twelve shades, these pencils can be used for a hint of color – or more liberally, for a theatrical effect.

Sephora Waterproof Mascara is perfect for mascara lovers who hate smudges and smears. It’s a little on the dry side, but I can’t deny how it makes my eyes POP when paired with the aforementioned liner. Plus, it’s only $10 – so you can justify buying vibrant turquoise mascara.

Spoiled Pretty’s CND Spring 2008 Giveaway

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Plexi Pop, the Spring 2008 color collection from Creative Nail Design, was inspired by colorful Lucite designs from modernist 60’s interiors. Bold in the bottle, while subtle on the nail – this collection includes:

PlexiPink CND Spoiled Prettys CND Spring 2008 Giveaway
Top Row: Retro White (bright white opaque crème), Turquoise Tint (aqua opalescent sheer), Nail Gloss (translucent medium pink sheer)
Bottom Row: Clearly Pink (translucent light pink sheer), Translucent Tangerine (coral shimmer sheer), Plexi Pink (vibrant pink opalescent sheer)

These shades debuted on runways during Spring 2008 Fashion Week in New York and London – including Badgley Mischka, BCBG, Carmen Marc Valvo, DKNY, L.A.M.B., Peter Som, and Rachel Roy.

You could wait until March, when the collection will be available in salons and beauty stores. Or you could enter the Spoiled Pretty’s Plexi Pop Giveaway (say that three time fast!) and win all six shades now!

To enter:
*Name one of my ‘Holy Grail’ nail products I included on the Spoiled Prettiest: Best of Beauty 2007 list. Here’s a hint: I wrote the review on New Year’s Eve.
*Send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com – and make sure to include the product name, your full name, and email address.

The contest ends at 9 pm EST on Sunday, January 20th. A winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, January 21st, I’ll announce the winner’s name. Please, only one comment per person; duplicate comments will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. & Canadian residents. Good luck!

Profund Giveaway: We Have Some Winners!

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profoundbeauty Profund Giveaway: We Have Some Winners!
For me, it’s just another manic Monday. But for three lucky readers, this week is off to a particularly pretty start.

Congratulations, Michele Poynter! Michele will ‘find her routine’ and Profound Beauty will send her a personalized collection of products, customized to her hair type.

Apple Mateo and Marilyn Wons will receive Structure Shine – a brilliant runner-up prize, if I do say so myself. Structure Shine is a lightweight silicone serum that smoothes, imparts long-lasting shine without weighing down hair, and protects hair from heat styling.

Spoiled Pretty received a record number of entries for this contest – so thanks to everyone for your participation. Stay tuned…I will announce another fantastic giveaway later today!

And a big thanks to Profound Beauty, for their support of Spoiled Pretty and for sponsoring the contest!

The Wait Is Over: Calvin Klein Beauty at Sephora.com

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ck2 The Wait Is Over: Calvin Klein Beauty at Sephora.com
Calvin Klein’s new beauty line is now available at Sephora.com. These color cosmetics for the face, eyes, lips, and nails are priced between $10 and $32.

From the looks of the Calvin Klein Beauty page on Sephora, I wasn’t the only one anxiously awaiting its arrival. Many colors are already listed as “temporarily out of stock” – which could mean Sephora is still waiting on shipments, or some over-enthusiastic beauty junkies are giving their credit cards a workout.

allure calvin The Wait Is Over: Calvin Klein Beauty at Sephora.comUnluckily for me, the Delicious Luxury Crème Lipstick in Fusion (I fell in love with this bold fuchsia/red shade after seeing it in January’s Allure magazine) is nowhere to be found on the website.* This alluring hue (see, left) is simply stunning – so I’m determined to hunt it down. You know what they say about nothing good coming easy.

*If you happen to locate a tube of Fusion, please email me. I’m serious.

Jaqua Introduces Hand Soaps

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Jaqua knew there was a demand for hand soaps when they found out customers had been using Shower Syrups and Shower Crèmes as stand-ins at their bathroom and kitchen sinks.

jaquahandsoap Jaqua Introduces Hand SoapsNow you can send your favorite Jaqua shower washes back to the shower and replace them with feminine, yet hard-working Hand Soaps instead! With these new, richly lathering Pink Buttercream Frosting and Pink Champagne Hand Soaps, not only will your powder room look even more like a palace – your hands will get cleansed and conditioned with skin-soothing formula filled with fruit and plant extracts, vitamin E and aloe.

Take 30% off Pink Buttercream Frosting and Pink Champagne Hand Soaps, as Jaqua’s way of inviting you to try their newest indulgence. Don’t forget your guest bathrooms too!

Promo Code: SOAP1A Expires: January 16, 2008

Weekend Beauty Blog Network Reads

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bbn Weekend Beauty Blog Network Reads
Christine at 15 Minute Beauty Fanatic tries out the most moisturizing body scrub she’s ever seen!

Savvy Skin presents Beauty Tips From Lolcats

What’s so great about Shanghai Lily: NARS Spring 2008? Daneen at Spoiled Pretty thinks…everything!

Check out the results of All Lacquered Up’s Fanatic’s Favorites Survey and see what polishes were voted the best of 2007.

Get your kabuki brush ready! Makeup Moxie reviews the new Maybelline Mineral Makeup.

Toya at The Life of A Ladybug tried out Prevage by Elizabeth Arden – and she LOVES it!

Beauty and Fashion Tech recommends two PCA Skin Care products for treating melasma and hyperpigmentation.

A Touch of Blusher invites you to spot the differences in Lancome’s spring 2008 collection in the US, UK, and Japan.

Stylish Opinion has started doing contests! Though this one is already with a lucky winner, be sure to sign up to get the latest contest posts.

Elke asks, “what do you want to see?” for the new year on my blog? Let her know!

Temptalia reviews MAC’s N Collection with photos, swatches, and in-depth commentary on each product!

Running out of space for your favorite makeup goodies? Enter to win a fabulous bag by Anna William on The Beauty of Life!

Beauty and Personal GroomingEase razor bumps with this terrific cucumber-yoghurt soother

Beauty Anonymous shares what she likes about Chanel Spring 2008 Aurora Blues Accent Collection.

Kyle at Face Candy goes over the new Powder Options.