Rodial and Oscar Blandi Giveaway Winners: Did You Make the List?


Big round of applause for the winners of Spoiled Pretty’s latest giveaways…

Congrats to Shirley Baldwin, Lori Berman, Kari Follett, Amber Gibson, and Ashley Kuitunen – winners of the Glam-orous Giveaway, sponsored by Rodial. They have won Rodial’s Glam Balm Wipes, cleansing towelettes that gently remove all traces of makeup from the face, lips and around the eyes.


Also, congratulations to Ruth Bousquet, winner of the Oscar Blandi giveaway. She will receive Oscar’s new Pronto Wet Instant Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner, which remove build-up, enhance moisture, and instantly boost volume.

Thanks to Rodial and Oscar Blandi for generously sponsoring the contests!

Stay tuned for Spoiled Pretty’s next giveaway!

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NARS Summer 2009 Collection


“The look for the Summer 2009 collection is sophisticated, but colorful,” says Francois Nars, founder and creative director of NARS cosmetics. That translates to glowing, sun-kissed skin, shimmering peachy-hued lips and high-drama eyes in deep, shimmering tones of metallic-flecked topaz or sparkling azure.

Whether your vision of perfect summer conjures up images of Morocco’s kaleidoscopic bazaars, the pristine Art Deco structures of Ocean Drive or the endless white sand beaches and cerulean waters of a Caribbean island, this season’s vivid yet versatile color palette is the perfect complement.

Tropic Single Eyeshadow, $22
For the latest eye shadow, there was only one blue François Nars had in mind. “The tropics are always inspiring for me,” says Nars. This lush, silver-flecked teal is a precise image of the ocean’s reflective, rolling waves.

Scorching Sun Duo Eyeshadow, $32
The glazed apricot and radiant orange duo, is designed “to imitate the effect of the burning sun,” according to Nars. The sun-drenched colors allow for surprising wearability. The pair can be blended together to form a rich, burnt orange, or worn in tandem.


Irresistiblement Bronzing Powder, $30
Nothing evokes the feeling of summertime quite like bronzed skin. The newest shade, a rich golden terracotta, offers a flattering faux glow when dusted across the areas of the face where the actual sun would hit.

Falbala Lipstick, $24
On the lips, this high-shine bronzy rose lipstick has a sweet, insouciant quality about it.

Outsider Lipstick, $24
This is definitely not your grandmother’s coral. This deeper, glistening variety is a modern take on a time-honored classic.

Belize Lip Gloss, $24
The pale pink mauve sprinkled with specks of gold simulates the color of a Central American sunset and gives nude lips a sultry boost.

Tonga Lipliner Pencil, $20
A creamy, long-wearing lip pencil in a shade of pink amber plays dual roles. Use it traditionally, to outline lips and prevent lipstick from feathering; or color the entire lip with the moisture-rich pencil.

Adelita Nail Polish, $16
This shimmering pearlescent shade of pink, is simultaneously sweet and saucy, the ideal embodiment of feminine strength.


The Summer 2009 collection is currently available at narscosmetics.com.

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Mama Spoiled Pretty Don’t Like It…Rock The Rat Tail

Remember that clip-in extensions video I posted last week? Recall how I braided one of the extensions and mixed it in amongst my curls? Well…later that day, I took it out and dared my sister, Lauren, to wear it as a rat tail on a trip to the mall. Mama Pretty was completely against it, which only served to up the proverbial ante.

To our mother’s chagrin, Lauren pulled her hair back in a bun and clipped the extension above the nape of her neck. My sister proudly rocked the rat tail at Banana Republic, Bloomingdale’s, Forever 21, the Willow Grove Mall food court and Walmart; she was the main attraction everywhere we went. Every time the rat tail would elicit a befuddled stare from passersby, Lauren and I howled with laughter.

My stylish sis has a habit of starting nonsensical trends (when she was nine, she made up a word that – thanks to my BFF Kristen – became part of the Princeton University vernacular). So if there is a resurrection of the rat tail, you know who to blame for raising this hair don’t from the dead.

By the time I took this pic, Lauren’s hair was more deconstructed. You should have seen when the rat tail was in full effect. It was classic.

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This Fall, Victoria’s Secret Will Be Fierce, Fabulous and Flawless

Project Runway’s fourth season winner, Christian Siriano, has partnered with Victoria’s Secret to produce a limited-edition collection of makeup, slated for release in late summer.

The line, inspired by his Fall 2009 collection, includes: a black kajal eyeliner ($12), a bronzer/highlighter trio ($24), three neutral lipglosses ($14), five eye shadows ($14), a face brush ($32) and ruffled cosmetic bag ($16).

One of the eye shadows, a black pigment with flecks of gold, is called ‘Gilded Fierce.’ Come Fall, I’m all about that shade – even if it makes me look a hot tranny mess.

Mark your calendars…the Christian Siriano for VS Makeup collection hits stores in August 2009.



Photos: christianvsiriano.com

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