One Step Manicure/Pedicure Winners!!!

Good day, everyone. I hope that all of you had a wonderful weekend!

It’s Monday, and you know what that means…time to announce the winners of Spoiled Pretty’s latest giveaway. I received scores of emails, begging me to have mercy on your haggard hands and feet. I feel for you…I really do. So without further delay, the twelve lucky winners of the One Step Manicure & Pedicure giveaway are:

Becky Brown
Brandi Chandler
Traci Goldstein
Christopher Harner
Nicole Hebert
Jaime Herby
Karen Hurst
John Lee
Kaitlin Martin
Jennifer Russell
Jennifer Vong
Melissa Walters

They have won a 16 oz jar of One Step Manicure & Pedicure in Sugar Cookie, plus a Four-Piece Gift Collection (includes 4 oz jar of One-Step Lemon Manicure, .30 oz Beeswax Moisturizer Cuticle Stick, 2.5oz Surgeon’s Skin Secret Moisturizing Stick, and 8 oz tube of 25% Beeswax Cream).

Big thanks to Surgeon’s Skin Secret for sponsoring this contest. And I appreciate all of you for participating. Please stop by later, when I will reveal the deets on the next fantabulous giveaway!

Who’s Your Daddy Giveaway Winner Revealed

Happy Father’s Day, everyone! For the past week, you’ve been sending me the most heartwarming emails and pictures – telling me what you love most about your dad, or what makes your spouse such a wonderful father. I was really touched, and appreciate you sharing your stories with me.

The winner of the Clarisonic Giveaway is Rebecca Buffington. Here is what she had to say about her husband:

I could tell you so many things that I love about my husband. I could tell you how kind, loving and giving he is or how he has rushed in burning buildings to get people out alive. I could tell you how he gave up being a volunteer firefighter/EMT after 8 years so he could work more hours when I went on disability for my Crohn’s Disease, or how he carried me in his arms everywhere I went the entire last month of my pregnancy when my Crohn’s caused my arthritis to become so bad that I couldn’t walk. I could tell you how I’ve watched him patiently teach our daughter to swim or how intensely he listens to her while she reads her little books to him. I could even tell you how he made his way through the entire crowd at Disney World with our daughter on his shoulders just so she could watch the High School Musical parade.

There are just so many things I love about my wonderful husband, but there is one reason I love him the most. I love him because of his love for others. His love for others is what makes him do all the wonderful, selfless things that he does. In my eyes, my husband is the best father to our 6-year-old little girl, and the best husband there ever was.

As the winner of the giveaway, Rebecca has won a “graphite gray” Clarisonic Skin Care System. She will love that Clarisonic’s oscillating brush clears pores of dirt, oil, and residual makeup – so that the ingredients in skincare products are more effectively absorbed. Her hubby will love how using the Clarisonic to apply shaving lubricant ensures a closer shave with reduced razor irritation.

Thanks to everyone who entered this contest! And if you haven’t already, enter to win a 16 oz jar of One Step Manicure & Pedicure in Sugar Cookie, plus a Four-Piece Gift Collection (includes 4 oz jar of One-Step Lemon Manicure, .30 oz Beeswax Moisturizer Cuticle Stick, 2.5oz Surgeon’s Skin Secret Moisturizing Stick, and 8 oz tube of 25% Beeswax Cream). Hurry…the contest closes at midnight tonight.

Enjoy your day, everyone!

Ashes, Ashes, We All Get Smooth: MAC Future Earth

When I popped by my parents’ house today, I was warmly greeted by their housekeeper, Ruth, whom I haven’t seen in a while. “Marriage certainly agrees with you. You’re positively glowing,” she said.

Marriage to Mr. Spoiled Pretty is bliss…but I have to admit that MAC, not my man, is most likely responsible for my radiant skin.

MAC’s Volcanic Ash Exfoliator, from the Future Earth collection is made of natural volcanic ash and sugar crystals. When I twisted the cap off of the jar, the oily, mineral-rich scrub kinda reminded me of Primordial soup.

It doesn’t look like something you’d want to smear all over your face, but with its promises of softer, smoother, clearer and less-oily skin, I did just that. Not too cute, I know…but wait until you see your skin after you wash it off. Mwah!

The Prep + Prime Microfine Lip Refinisher is another product from the Future Earth collection that does double duty. This dual-sided lip stick exfoliates to scrub away scaly skin, and conditions lackluster lips. Pucker up!

Weekend Beauty Blog Network Reads

The Daily Cookie shows you how to get stick-straight hair with the Corioliss Pro Flat Iron – complete with before and after photos!

Roselyn from Makeup Makes Me Happy™ tries out the new Physician’s Formula Talc-Free Mineral Wear™ Loose Powder. Check out what her thoughts were!

StyleBell reviews the new line of hair care products by Kate Hudson and David Babaii, David Babaii for Wild Aid. Check out how it rates!

A Touch of Blusher adores this face wash!

The Makeup Divas reviews the new Bobbi Brown Pink Collection along with pictures and swatches.

Who couldn’t use a little stress relief? Beauty411 raves about Johnson’s Melt Away Stress line; check it out and enter the contest to win a free assortment of Melt Away Stress products!

Beauty Anonymous loves Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer for lips!

Bionic Beauty packs up her makeup and skincare and moves half-way across the country. Check out her packing techniques and products.

The Beauty Blog Network welcomes newest member, “Makeup Loves Me to the network. Her blog is an absolute must see.

Elke shows how to contour cheekbones, for an updated version of the newest beauty trend for this summer and fall. Beauty Blogging Junkie discusses her favorite Three Custom Color Cosmetics.

Kitiya from Mischo Beauty invites you to enter her “Mischo Beauty Johnson & Johnson Melt Away Stress Giveway!”

Beauty Banter gives you A-list Summer Hair Therapy… summer do’s, must-have products, and celebrity cutter beauty secrets!

The Beauty of Life welcomes in the dog days of summer with an assortment of cocktail-inspired beauty products!

Bare Escentuals’ Warm Radiance has passed muster with Toya of “The Life of A Ladybug!” Come check this out and the rest of her “Bronzers for Brown Girls” series!

makeup loves me is giving away 5 sets of sally hansen lip lab products!

15 Minute Beauty Fanatic gets some great anti-aging tips from Dr. Patricia Wexler!

Beauty in Real Life has the scoop on the, soon-to-be-released, fab new colors for CoverGirl Eye Enhancers.

Glossypink is a believer in bronzer again thanks to this gem!

Canadian Beauty has figured out the way to get seriously radiant skin!

Joy from Makeup Junkie is wondering if no! no! is A No-No? Check out Week 1 of her review!

Headed to Hawaii this summer? Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog gets a manicure and pedicure in paradise when she visits The Lippmann Collection Nail Studio on Oahu.

Beauty companies are slapping the word “natural” and “organic” on every product these days. How do you know what to use? Cybelesays investigates and comes up with a winning skin care line.

Calling all M.A.C. fans!!! Scandalous Beauty has your guide to exclusive M.A.C. Gift Sets, Discounts and the Top M.A.C. Eye Shadows ever!!!

Makeup Moxie has beauty lust for L’Occitane Rice Ultra-Matte Face Fluid.

Growing out your bangs/fringes? let show you a cute superfast way to get it out of your face.

This week, Spoiled Pretty is hosting two fantastic giveaways…one for you, and one for dear old dad. Enter today!

Who doesn’t need tips for a perfect long-lasting pedicure this summer? Beth from Beauty Junkie in SF has exactly what you need!

Good Vibrations: TurboLash and Ôscillation Mascaras

On July 17th, Estée Lauder will release a “battery-operated, vibrating, all-effects mascara”, TurboLash All Effects Motion Mascara. The mascara will retail for $30 and sold at exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue, and will ne available at other retailers later this year.

TurboLash vibrates at 125 micropulses per second, and the formula consists of a “rapid-release gel formula composed of jellied water, olive oil and paraffin waxes, which nearly liquefies for application and immediately solidifies upon contact with the lashes. The remainder of the formula is a blend of micas, microspheres, kaolin clays and cellulose gums.”

Hot on its heels, Lancôme will launch Ôscillation, a mascara that provides a 360-degree coat around each and every lash, this fall. The flexible, polymer-based brush vibrates at no fewer than 7,000 vibrations per minute for “perfect formula application” that extends, curls, shapes and thickens lashes. The wand is battery-powered and turns on a 3-centimeter motor.

Ôscillation has four patents for technology and formula and was created by a team led by Jean-Louis Guéret, the designer of all Lancôme mascara brushes. The King of Mascara, Guéret has been the father of nearly 400 mascaras during his illustrious career.

More Beauty Secrets From Kim Kardashian

How does Kim Kardashian give oily skin the kiss off? Kim swears by oil-free makeup and powder. She also carries blot papers to keep the greasies at bay throughout the day.

And even though our favorite junk in the trunk-tastic socialite wears $400 Dior shades and kicks it in Christian Louboutins, she can be a bit of a penny-pincher. She says, “You can use toilet seat covers to blot your face. It’s basically the same material as blot papers and they’re free! Ha ha!”

To keep her skin and oil glands acting right, Kim visits her dermatologist, Dr. Ava Shamban, for medical facials. She also frequents Aida Thibiant in Beverly Hills.

As for hair removal, Kim has kissed her waxing days goodbye. She much prefers lasers. “I started at the American Laser Center, but Laser Away has numbing cream. I can be such a baby about that stuff!”

For more of Kim Kardashian’s beauty and makeup tips, click here!


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