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

Mood Swing

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moodswing Mood Swing
Are you the type of person who wears your heart on your sleeve? Now, thanks to Too Faced, you can wear your mood on your lips too. Mood Swing is a new lip gloss that changes color on your lips depending on your body heat, ph balance, and mood. The formulation starts off clear and blossoms into countless shades of pink – from cotton candy to deep fuchsia – depending on the wearer’s emotional state.

ogloss Mood SwingPersonally, I think the gimmick is kinda clever*. Nevertheless, I doubt I would ever purchase this product because I’m a control freak. Call me uptight or boring if you want to, but I don’t like surprises – and I really don’t like capricious cosmetics. But if you insist on wearing makeup with a mind of its own, I would recommend Mood Swing over Smashbox O-Gloss (which happens to be sold out online and in many Sephora stores). They’re essentially identical glosses, but with Mood Swing ($18.50 for .45 oz, versus $22 for .34 oz), you get more product for less money.

Or you could spend the same amount on a pretty pink that never changes its shade, but always looks great on you – regardless of your mood.

*Too Faced has another gimmicky gloss. FUZE Slenderize Guilt Free Lip Gloss is infused with fruit flavors and appetite curbing energy boasting ingredients found in FUZE Slenderize beverages. Supposedly, it “energizes and slenderizes.”

Profound Giveaway

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profoundbeauty Profound Giveaway
Ask yourself this question: “Do I feel lucky?” Well, do ya?!?!

Good…because it’s that time again. Spoiled Pretty is partnering with Profound Beauty to bring you another opportunity to win fabulous prizes.

Profound Beauty is committed to delivering state-of-art hair care products, utilizing the most innovative technologies available, and creating better results through personalized beauty. Everything they do personalizes the beauty experience and encourages individual style.

Profound Beauty has a unique feature on their website called Find Your Routine; after completing an online questionnaire, a unique combination of products is recommended to address your particular needs – taking your hair from problematic to profound.

Glamour Beauty Editors are wild about this brand, and People Magazine reports that Jennifer Aniston and Eva Mendes’ stylists tame the starlets’ tresses with products from the Profound Beauty Atmosphere line. Isn’t it time you tried some too?

One first place winner will ‘find her routine’ and Profound Beauty will send her a personalized collection of products, customized to her hair type. Two runners-up will win a bottle of Structure Shine, a serum that glistens and smoothes while providing a forceful resistance to humidity.

The contest rules have changed slightly, so listen up. To enter:

*Name the Profound Beauty products that have become my “new secret weapons against the evil winter elements.” Here’s a hint: I wrote a review last month.

*Send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com – and make sure to include the product names, your full name, and email address.

The contest ends at 9 pm EST on Sunday, January 13th. A winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, January 14th, I’ll announce the winners’ names. 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!

Face Boutique Contest Winner Writes Back

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Yesterday, I received a lovely email from Nevin, the first-place winner of Spoiled Pretty’s Face Boutique giveaway. She’s had some time to experiment with her prizes and wanted to share her reviews with me – and with you. Here’s what she had to say:

So i’ve had some time now to try all the fabulous products that you generously sent my way via your giveaway. Here is my review…

spot less 8 Face Boutique Contest Winner Writes BackFirst, I just want to say that these products from Face Boutique came in the cutest packaging ever! I hadn’t even tried anything yet and already I was impressed. Now, wouldn’t you know that the day I receive these items, I get a huge whitehead on my face. Now normally, this isn’t something I would broadcast to all of you readers, but I’ll make an exception this time because that night I used the Spot-less Blemish Gel. It’s a clear, odorless gel that comes in a small tube. You just dab it on and it dries out the whitehead and reduces the redness. A few nights of this and my problem was solved! It actually worked!

peachy clean 300 Face Boutique Contest Winner Writes BackOn to the Peachy Clean Facial Wash. The wash comes out as a clear liquid but quickly foams up as soon as you lather it on your face. The first time I tried this, I was in love! It’s soft and smooth, does not irritate my eyes, has the most heavenly peach scent, and washes off great. Your face is left feeling incredibly clean and refreshed. For those of you who don’t like scents, don’t be afraid to purchase this one as the peach scent is very light and subtle, and at night, very calming and soothing. Definitely gets you ready for a good nights sleep.

fresh faced 60 Face Boutique Contest Winner Writes BackSo naturally after washing my face, I always moisturize. Unfortunately, I have to say that I was not impressed with the Fresh Faced Oil-Free Moisturiser. It’s a clear liquid in a tube. I immediately thought it was weird for a moisturizer to be this way, and boy was I right! After putting it on, my face did not feel moisturized at all. It felt almost sticky! I had to use my normal moisturizer to make my skin feel smooth again. I gave this a few more tries because I loved the other Face Boutique products, but it just didn’t work for me.

sweep clean 25 Face Boutique Contest Winner Writes BackLast but not least, the Sweep Clean Cloths…so, you know how sometimes you just are not in the mood to go through your nightly face cleansing ritual for whatever reason, but you know you should because sleeping with a face full of makeup is not a good thing! Well, that’s when these cloths can really come to your rescue. The cloths are already moist so all you have to do is pull one out, wipe your face clean and then throw it out. That’s it! You feel clean and refreshed in seconds.

Overall, I am very happy with the Face Boutique items and will most likely be restocking once I run out. To all of the Spoiled Pretty readers, I highly recommend you try some of these out for yourselves. To Daneen, thank you again for allowing me to try these great products!

MAC For A-Mei

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amei MAC For A Mei
If you’re a MAC fan, you’ve probably been closely following the fast and furious Spring 2008 releases. You’ve probably heard about Sculpt & Shape, Moistureush, The Originals, N Collection, Slimshines, Fafi, and Heatherette. But have you heard about MAC for A-Mei?

amei1 MAC For A MeiTaiwanese pop sensation Chang Hui-Mei, known to her fans as A-Mei, is collaborating with MAC on a color collection – to be released this later this month. The line features both vivid and muted hues, and product packaging is inspired by the singer’s Austronesian heritage; the stitch design is based on the costumes of her native Puyuma tribe.

The collection includes:

Two limited edition eye palettes:
Bold palette – containing Venus, Carbon, and Freshwater
Neutral palette – containing Vanilla, Mulch, and Brown Down

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Lipstick
Ruby Woo (vivid red, Matte) and Siss (Muted golden beige, Satin)

Lipglass
Love Rules (fuchsia with pearlized white sparkle) and She’s A Star (light neutral gold)

The collection will be available at the San Francisco, Soho, and Vancouver MAC PRO stores – as well as MAC stores throughout Asia.

InStyle.com’s January 2008 Beauty Deals And Steals

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20% off all purchases at b-glowing.com
giella InStyle.com’s January 2008 Beauty Deals And StealsB-Glowing.com offers a well-edited collection of independently owned beauty brands for all beauty-file. Use promo code INSTYLE08 from December 14th until January 31st. Log onto b-glowing.com and receive 20% off your purchases (Excluding Kai and Yosh brands).

20% off of all purchases at giella.com
bglow InStyle.com’s January 2008 Beauty Deals And StealsThis fabulous line of cosmetics custom-blends all of its products! Was your favorite color discontinued? Just send your old lipstick tube, lip gloss container or nail enamel bottle over and they’ll recreate it for you! Known to create customized palettes, Giella aims to help you find your perfect color combinations.Check out giella.com and receive 20% off your perfect color palette purchases! Use promo code INSTYLE08 from December 14th until January 31st.

Thanks, In Style!

Weekend Beauty Blog Network Reads

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bbn Weekend Beauty Blog Network Reads
Makeup Moxie picks her Top 10 Beauty Products of 2007.

Girl Gloss looks at Aveeno’s Lip Conditioning Balm with SPF 15.

Bionic Beauty’s new guest blogger for 2008 holds her own Battle of the Cuticle Creams. Read the results!

A Touch of Blusher brings you Spring 2008 Makeup Trend Report.

Beauty and Personality grooming – Best of the year 2007.

The Beauty of Life stops and smells the camellias with her favorite product from Chanel’s new Aurora Blues makeup line, the 4 Fleurs de Chanel Eyeshadow Quad.

Temptalia falls in love with Lancome’s L.U.C.I. collection for Spring 2008.

What did Spoiled Pretty do to her nails?!?! See what happens when you Obey Your Body.

Beauty Anonymous shares her all time favorite illuminator: Terracotta Shine Shine Touche D’or from Guerlain.

makeup loves me helps you renew your skin for the new year.

15 Minute Beauty Fanatic dishes on her Favorite Beauty Items of 2007.

Got TINte In Pocket

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tinte Got TINte In Pocket
I’ve finally found a use for that useless coin pocket on the front of your jeans. Turns out it’s the perfect way to keep my TINte* Moisturizing Lip Color on me at all times, right where it belongs.

Inspired by the creator’s first gloss encounter, this lip color is packaged in a retro slider tin; but the Shea butter and vitamin infused formula keeps it modern – and non-sticky.

TINte Moisturizing Lip Color is the ideal product for those days when you want to wear gloss, but your lips are begging for a balm.

Fergie fancies Peaches & Cream, while Sarah Jessica Parker prefers Cream Soda. Reese Witherspoon, Drew Barrymore, and I favor the Peppermint flavor.

* TINte products are tested on boys, never animals.