Gillette Venus Embrace Giveaway!

It’s that time of year again. Time to bite the bullet and bare some skin. Now that the weather is getting warmer, you can’t get away with a perfunctory shave. You know, the one where you sloppily run the razor over your legs – missing whole patches of skin; you shave just enough so that you don’t offend your man, or resemble a Wooly Mammoth. Well, now that hemlines are getting shorter and long sleeves give way to tanks, you need to invest a little more thought, time and energy into your method of hair removal.

Have I got the razor for you. You absolutely must try Venus Embrace, Gillette’s new shaving system – with five blades surrounded by a ‘protective ribbon of moisture.’

The pivoting head allows the blades to stay in constant contact with the skin, even around nick-prone areas like knees and ankles. The soft grip handle provides increased control in the shower, and the razor comes with this super cool ‘ShowerPod’ that suctions to the tile and conveniently stores the razor and extra blades.

A lot of information, I realize…but here’s the bottom line: right now, I’m proud to say that my armpits haven’t been this smooth or hair-free since before I hit puberty. I’m amazed.

I am so excited by the Venus Embrace that I want to share the smoothness with all of you. So this week, 15 lucky readers will win a Venus Embrace Shaving System, plus Satin Care Alluring Avocado Shave Gel (which is intensely moisturizing and has a light, fresh scent)!

To enter, send an email to Be sure to include your full name. The subject line should read “Venus Embrace Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, June 8th. Winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, June 9th, I’ll announce the winners’ names. Please, only one entry per person; duplicate entries will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. & Canadian residents only.

Good luck!

One More Reason To Love Marshalls

Like many women, one of my favorite shopping destinations is Marshalls. I could spend a few hours in Marshalls – and I have, on many occasions. I take my time combing the racks, so I’m sure not to miss any hidden treasures. When other women approach my aisle, I get territorial and send out subliminal messages – warning them not to disrupt my flow. I even scour the racks that aren’t my size, because sometimes shoppers are sneaky and hide things so they can come back and snatch them up. And let’s not even get into how the adrenaline courses through my veins when I find a designer piece on the clearance rack! I’m getting all excited just thinking about it.

Just when I thought I couldn’t love Marshalls any more, they go and surprise me. All new Marshalls stores and over 20 select locations across the country now feature The CUBE, an in-store boutique with a collection of contemporary fashion.

Intended for young women who are looking for trendy, yet sophisticated styles, this ‘boutique within a store,’ presents the hot trends from all the departments in the store – including apparel, shoes, handbags and jewelry…so it’s easy to shop and accessorize. And rather than being arranged by size, apparel in the CUBE is organized by style, so shoppers can find what they’re looking for and create a stylish, head-to-toe outfit more easily.

Click here for more info, and to see if there’s a CUBE near you.

"What Not To Wear" Takes Show On The Road

You may find this hard to believe, but a few years ago, Mama Spoiled Pretty nominated me for What Not To Wear. Being publicly humiliated on national TV would likely push the average woman to commit matricide. But my mom knows that I’m not your typical gal. She understood that I would be more than willing to embarrass myself in exchange for an all-expense paid trip to NYC, a fashion consultation with Stacey London and Clinton Kelly, $5,000 worth of clothes and accessories, and a complete hair and make-up transformation courtesy of Nick Arrojo and Carmindy.

But alas, it wasn’t meant to be. I had been one of the finalists, my mom later revealed…but I was beat out by another local woman who was even more tore-up looking than me. You should have seen me then. Though, it’s probably a good thing that you didn’t…you might have turned to stone, or be a pillar of salt right now.

Anyway, What Not to Wear is coming back to Philadelphia – and they’re also making stops in Chicago, New York City, New Orleans, and St. Louis areas. Do you know someone who is a walking fashion/beauty disaster? Secretly nominate them to appear on the show. Click here to apply online or email the show directly at:

*You MUST include her name AND the nearest major city (i.e. Philadelphia, New Orleans, etc.) in the subject line.

*In the email, include her name, age, size, height, occupation, marital status, children if any, location. Describe her personality, her style, and why you feel that she is a fashion disaster.

*Include any interesting anecdotes, stories or facts about your nominee.

*Include any information about upcoming events, parties, promotions, or celebrations that would require her to look her best.

*Include 2 pictures that illustrate her pitiful fashion sense.

*Be sure to include all pertinent contact information, including phone numbers, emails, etc.

Alice Cosmetics Giveaway Winners Revealed!

Happy Monday, lovelies. The time has come to announce the winners of Spoiled Pretty’s latest giveaway, sponsored by Alice Cosmetics. If your name is Anika Berryhill-Watson, Roopa Kalyanaraman, or Belinda Moore – congrats, it’s your lucky day!

Each of these ladies has won a Buff Palette, three eye shadows, a foundation, a Buffer/Veil, and an eye shadow guard!! Yowza!

For those of you who entered but won absolutely nuthin’, Alice Cosmetics feels for you. That’s why they’re generously offering a 20% discount off any purchase made through June 3rd (at 11:30 EST). Simply enter coupon code SPOILEDPRETTY at checkout.

Don’t 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

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. shows you how to create a super simple French Twist in 6 minutes. All you need are bobby pins and a mirror 😛 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.

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