Don’t Forget To Enter The Alice Cosmetics Giveaway!

alice+cosmetics+eye+shadow+guard Dont Forget To Enter The Alice Cosmetics Giveaway!
This week, Spoiled Pretty is giving you a chance to try an assortment of products from Alice Cosmetics. Three winners will receive a Buff Palette, three eye shadows (winner’s choice), a foundation (winner’s choice), a Buffer/Veil (winner’s choice), and an eye shadow guard. Each prize has a retail value of $80!

The contest closes tonight at midnight (EST)…so if you were waiting until the last minute, that time has finally come. Enter now!

Weekend Beauty Blog Network Reads

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The faux tan has never been easier – The Daily Cookie finds a fool-proof self-tanner she loves!

Bionic Beauty found freebies just for you! Including Aveda skincare, Gillette body wash, and TiGi haircare.

A Touch of Blusher presents Lilting Lilac Part 2.

Beauty Anonymous is loving the Foot Relief Cream and Body Exfoliator from Belli!

Christine, from Beauty in Real Life, let’s you in on the brilliance that is Max Factor’s Colorgenius Pressed Powder…it’s amazing.

The Muse gives you the lowdown on Stila Kitten Silk Eyeshadow Wash and Stila Kitten Silk Shimmer Gloss!

Raging Rouge discovers an easy way to shiny hair, and it’s chemical-free!

makeup loves me gives you the secrets behind sjp’s look in this weekend’s most anticipated release, sex & the city: the movie.

Beauty Blogging Junkie gives you the scoop on Denise Richard’s fave makeup items she’s been rocking on her new show, It’s Complicated.

StyleBell shows how you can get fantastic super sexy summer hair . Get ready for the summer!

Makeup Moxie agonizes over her MAC Tendertone Lip Balm.

It’s beauty on a budget at Girl Gloss, with skin swatches and a review of two great Sonia Kashuk sheer lipcolor and gloss duos!

Would you like those fine lines to disappear? The Makeup Divas tells you how you can wipe away the years with this new skincare line.

Sci-Fi goddess! Check out our newest member Roselyn from Makeup Makes Me Happy as she does a gorgeous tutorial featuring the latest Neo Sci-Fi collection from M.A.C. that she has been raving about!

Toya at “The Life of A Ladybug” continues in her search for the best “Bronzers for Brown Girls!” In this edition, the Sephora Bronzing Essentials Kit!

Kitiya from Mischo Beauty shares a lesson on serums in her “Mischo Beauty School: Serums 101” post!

It’s time to update your summer makeup and Beauty411 shares the details on the new Bobbi Brown Bronzed Pink Collection. You won’t be able to resist!

Getting married and looking for your wedding day fragrance? Glossypink found one you’ll adore!

How does Fergie keep her tresses in top form while on tour? Here’s a hint…it involves PAM Cooking Spray. Visit Spoiled Pretty for the answer!

Face Candy looks at the new beauty products from Korres.

Pursebuzz.com shows you how to create a super simple French Twist in 6 minutes. All you need are bobby pins and a mirror icon razz Weekend Beauty Blog Network Reads Perfect for everyday, weddings and those special events.

Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog shows you how to create a purple smokey eye using pigments from MAC Cosmetics.

Beauty Banter reveals the very best BRONZERS for summer face!

You could be one of All Lacquered Up’s THIRTY winners in the Estee Lauder Pearls of Light Giveaway.

15 Minute Beauty Fanatic shows you what to do for your sunburn.

If NARS Orgasm Doesn’t Work For You, Read This…

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I hate when beauty brands or makeup artists speak in absolutes. When I hear that a product allegedly works on all skin tones, I want to shout, “That’s impossible – nothing works on everyone!” So for a couple of years, I’ve been walking around feeling sorry for myself because Orgasm looks like crap on me. Every time someone gushes about how Orgasm is a must-have for every woman’s makeup bag, I want to throttle them.

Don’t get me wrong…I think it’s an ab fab color. And it does look gorgeous on most women. But on me, it looks like sparkles. The first few times I tried Orgasm, I thought I was doing something wrong. I thought if I applied it differently, magic would happen. So I used a brush. Then a puff. Then my fingers. I applied it lightly. Then heavily. And nuthin’.

Then, when NARS released Orgasm The Multiple, I though that it might be the answer to my Orgasm prayers. But, again…nuthin’. Just sparkles.

nars+torrid If NARS Orgasm Doesnt Work For You, Read This...But guess what…I am happy to report that I’ve finally found my Orgasm. Except it’s called Torrid, and it’s perfect for light brown girls like me. This sexy flush of coral shimmer is exactly what I thought Orgasm would be. So if you’re like me, and have been silently cursing Orgasm all of these years, go and brush your shoulders off. While all of your friends are going on and on about their Orgasm, you’ll be enjoying a Torrid affair.

sandpiper+daredevil If NARS Orgasm Doesnt Work For You, Read This...And while you’re at the NARS counter, check out Sandpiper/Daredevil Lip Gloss/Stain. Sandpiper is a shimmering amber coral gloss (when NARS does shimmer, they don’t mess around) and Daredevil is a deep scarlet stain. It’s great to keep in your purse because it takes you from day to night. Just be careful with the stain.

Make sure to exfoliate your lips in advance, because the stain will highlight dryness and flakes. And when you apply, dot the stain on the middle of the lips and blend outward with your finger (cuz the pigment is potent). “Don’t go all up in there with the stain,” says Jason, my new fave makeup artist at the Walnut Street Blue Mercury store. Thanks for the words of wisdom, Jason!

Raise Your Glass To Sex And The City

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Hosting any Sex And The City festivities this weekend? Serving cosmos? Oh, no! Cosmopolitans are so last season. There’s a new pink drink in town.

After the film’s NYC premiere, the cast and crew celebrated at the Carlyle hotel’s Bemelmans Bar, where they sipped a signature cocktail in honor of Sarah Jessica Parker’s character. Here’s how to make one:

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2 oz. Don Julio Blanco Tequila
1/2 oz. X Rated Passion Fruit Liquor
3/4 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
3/4 oz. Cane Sugar Simple Syrup

Shaken, serve straight up in a martini glass rimmed in hot pink sugar, garnished with a lime wedge.

Image source: newline.com/sexandthecity and

NARS Summer 2008: Exotica

exotica NARS Summer 2008: Exotica
Last month, NARS introduced its summer 2008 color collection: Exotica.

Encapsulating the wildness of sensuality, Exotica features a sultry palette of edgy neutrals that evoke intense carnal desire. Nude pigments in luscious textures impart sinful mystique, capturing the essence of the elegant seductress. Shades of matte ecru and bitter chocolate with golden accents enliven eyes with mesmerizing intrigue, while hues of sparkling mauve, succulent cherry red and sheer brandy give lips intense passion.

portobello NARS Summer 2008: Exotica
As the name implies, Portobello Duo Eyeshadow is comprised of two mushroomy shades. The first is a matte ecru and the other, a soft matte mushroom. Neither of these shades showed up well on my tan skin, but they would be gorgeous everyday shadows for lighter ladies.

unconditional+love NARS Summer 2008: Exotica
Unconditional Love Duo Cream Eyeshadow is a matte seafoam paired with a soft shimmering copper. These creams tend to crease, so prep the eyelid with a primer before applying (here’s one I recommend).

suprvixen NARS Summer 2008: Exotica
Supervixen Lip Gloss is a sheer sparkling mauve – a great universal nude color.

misbehave NARS Summer 2008: Exotica
Misbehave Lip Gloss is a sheer cherry red with gold glitter flecks. The glitter is a little bit bigger than what you’re probably used to, so be sure to try before you buy.

mindgame NARS Summer 2008: Exotica
Mindgame Lipstick is a sheer brandy. It’s moisturizing, and a great choice for when you decide to play up your eyes and keep the mouth understated, but polished.

dolce+vita NARS Summer 2008: Exotica
Dolce Vita Velvet Matte Lip Pencil combines the convenience of a pencil with the application of a lipstick in a jumbo-size crayon design. If you love the dusty mauve color, but aren’t thrilled with the matte texture, this bestselling shade is also available as a lipstick and a gloss.

roman+holliday NARS Summer 2008: Exotica
Roman Holiday Velvet Matte Lip Pencil is a delicate pastel pink. This shade is feminine and pretty, but how many people can pull off pastel pink without looking like a blast from the past (namely, the 80s)? Not many is my guess.

galapagos NARS Summer 2008: Exotica
Last, but not least, is my favorite product from Exotica – one that I know you’ll love a lot-ica. Galapagos Single Eyeshadow is the most divine shadow I’ve seen all year. If I could dream up my ideal eyeshadow, it wouldn’t come close to Galapagos’ bitter chocolate infused with gold. I’m just not that creative. Dust it all over the lid, or apply with a fine brush to line the eye. Galapagos is so hot that you’ll want to buy more than one, just in case.

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