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

Upgrade U

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ikea pencilcup Upgrade U
Looking to upgrade from that Ikea pencil cup you use to store your makeup brushes? Well, look no farther than Paul & Joe’s Brush Holder.

 Upgrade UWith its vintage, yet modern look and chrysanthemum design, you’ll want to display it on your vanity – rather than hide in the recesses of your bathroom cabinet. This is a beauty accessory necessity for the stylish, not the stylus.

Also worth checking out are the chic, desktop wallpapers available on the website – inspired by prints used in the Paul & Joe 2007 Fall/Winter line.

And, for the hell of it, here’s a little Beyonce (cuz we don’t see her nearly enough)…

150 Free Samples?!?!

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saffronrouge 150 Free Samples?!?!
I recently discovered Saffron Rouge, the premiere online destination for organic skin care, cosmetics, and aromatherapy in North America. Saffron Rouge is comprised of a team of organic beauty experts headed by husband and wife team Jeff and Kirstin Binder, whose mission is to provide customers with one-stop shopping access to the finest organic skin care and aromatherapy products from around the world.

One of the most exciting features at Saffron Rouge is their incredible offering of beauty samples – choose from a library of over 150 products!

florascent 150 Free Samples?!?!The number of free samples you can request is based on your order total so the more you order, the more samples you can choose.

Order between:

$1 – $74.99 & choose 2 free samples
$75 – $199.99 & choose 3 free samples
$200 – $299.99 & choose 4 free samples
$300 or more & choose 5 free samples

Founder Kirstin also writes a sassy bi-weekly blog.

Visit Saffron Rouge at saffronrouge.com.

Merry Christmas!

Posted on by daneen in Holiday, I Digress | 5 Comments

Spoiled+Pretty Happy+Holidays Merry Christmas!

I wish you all a very merry Christmas! Feel free to spread some holiday cheer in the comments section below.

J.R. Watkins Giveaway

Posted on by daneen in Bath and Body, Contest, Giveaway | 81 Comments

‘Twas the day before Christmas,
When all through the blogosphere…
A little elf named Daneen shouted,
“Another giveaway is here!”

Okay, Shakespeare it ain’t.

I promised you a December chock-full of giveaways – and I’m an elf of my word. Around these parts, contests don’t take a holiday. I know that lots of you have been emptying your wallets and swiping those credit cards, purchasing gifts for friends and family members this Christmas. Well, J.R. Watkins and I would like to return the favor – so we’re giving you another opportunity to get spoiled pretty!

20070828 jrwatkins J.R. Watkins GiveawayOne winner will receive a ‘Lemon Cream Dream Kit’, which includes: Lemon Cream Shea Butter, Lemon Cream Lotion, Pure Lemon Body Oil, Lemon Hand Salve, Original Body Care Kit (a retail value of $51). You’re going to love the scent – which smells exactly like Lemon Pastry Creme Girl Scout Cookies.

One runner-up will win a ‘Treat your Hands & Feet Kit’ – comprised of Peppermint Foot Cream, Peppermint Foot Scrub, and Lavender Hand Salve (a retail value of $27).

To enter the contest, leave a comment in the comments section below by 9 pm EST on Monday, December 31st – be sure to include your name and email address (even if you have a Blogger profile). Or email me at spoiledpretty@gmail.com.

Disclaimer: some of you have entered the contest by leaving a comment, but did not include your email address or a name – as I instructed above. Because some names are very common, please include your full name (or first name and last initial) – so that when I announce a winner, I can be as specific as possible. Also any comment without an email address in it (I need it to get in touch with you, in the event that you win) will be declared ineligible. So when in doubt, enter by emailing spoiledpretty@gmail.com. Thank you.

A winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Tuesday, January 1st, 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!

Dear Santa, Define "Naughty"

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dear santa Dear Santa, Define "Naughty"
Recently, my friend Samara (who reps Max Factor) sent me a package in the mail. When I opened it, an overabundance of glosses came tumbling out. The fact sheet that accompanied the products revealed that they were from the new Maxalicious Gloss Collection – an assortment of lip glosses in naughty and nice shades, to satisfy every woman’s inner dueling divas.

A few of the tubes particularly caught my eye, and upon inspection, I noticed that they were the “naughty” colors. Go figure.

 Dear Santa, Define "Naughty"So this past week, I was scheduled to meet up with some friends for cocktails after work. I left the office late that evening, so when I got home, I didn’t have a lot of time to primp. I quickly changed into a less corporate ensemble and layered Girl’s Night Out (left) over my Nars Viridiana lipstick before hurrying out the door.

Upon meeting up with my friends, I was greeted by a barrage of questions about my lip gloss. Part of me wanted to own my naughtiness and keep the secret to myself. But the nice side won out – and no one could believe that it was Max Factor!

With 13 shades of Glitz and 12 shades of Glaze, there’s a lip gloss for both sides of you. And at only $6.50 a pop, you won’t feel naughty for adding another tube (or two, or three) to your lip gloss arsenal.

Top 20 Hottest Publications To Watch In 2008

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My friend Shannon, from A Girl’s Gotta Spa, sent me the following article. It’s a pretty insightful and interesting read – so, enjoy!

Pierce Mattie PR Names the Top 20 Hottest Publications To Watch In 2008
Written by Shannon Nelson for Pierce Mattie Public Relations

Pierce Mattie Public Relations has comprised a list of the hottest magazines ranging from industry leaders, quickly emerging stand outs, as well as publications that will be launching in 2008.

hudson vogue Top 20 Hottest Publications To Watch In 20081. Vogue: Not having Vogue on the list would be a crime. Under Anna Wintour’s guidance, Vogue continues to remain a publication with an old fashioned sense of sophistication that is still able to capture women’s attention and create buzz among it’s demographic.

2. Esquire: Not only can Esquire boast a circulation bordering on the 1 million mark, but their website is ranked #2 by MinOnline.com for achieving the highest page views (4,417,927) and unique visitor count gains for a magazine brand in 2007.

3. Domino: With home magazines on the rise, Domino is emerging as a stand out publication. Under the helm of Editor in Chief Deborah Needleman, Domino has found success in relating to readers who are just as savvy about the style of their home as they are to the fashion that they wear.

4. Brides: Bridal magazine titles have increased 96% since 2002 and Brides magazine still has remained a powerhouse with the highest circulation, leading the way among their competitors.

5. Cookie: Parents who aren’t looking to compromise on style and aesthetics have found the perfect outlet in Cookie. Increasingly popular among fashionista’s who have graduated on to motherhood, Cookie’s focus on style, beauty and home décor has resonated with a sophisticated audience.

6. Real Simple: Time is a luxury and Real Simple has struck a chord with female readers looking to simplify their hectic lives. In this fast paced society, this easy to read publication continues to surge in popularity bordering on a circulation just shy of 2 million.

7. W: The fashion bible of the industry has been and will always be a must-read magazine. Those in the know are readers of W.

8. Genlux: Regional magazines are among the fastest growing in the publishing industry; in fact they were king in 2007 as the largest magazine category while Luxury magazines had the second highest launch rate in 2007. Genlux is the best of both worlds as a Los Angeles luxury-driven magazine; it’s the one magazine that has both editors and consumers raving.

9. Conde Nast Portfolio: This business publication for the influential executive trendsetters already has a circulation of 350,000 and it’s only been on newsstands less than 12 months. The business community is applauding Editor in Chief, Joanne Lipman, for this must-read that is sure to continue being hot in 2008.

10. Nylon: Nylon is the thinking fashionista’s style magazine. Consumers respond to Nylon’s smart writing and substance-based editorial.

11. Lucky: Despite an impending recession, women love to shop. Lucky brings the best style to the consumer from all price points, who right now, are all about knowing their options.

12. O, The Oprah Magazine: This goes without saying, whatever Oprah touches turns to gold. With a circulation of roughly 2.5 million, O magazine remains hot with no signs of burning out.

13. Garden & Gun: Amazingly the Evening Post Publishing Co. found a way to mix sporting life and southern landscapes as if it were completely natural. Being southern never looked so good.

14. Martha Stewart Living: Covering a broad spectrum of topics, Martha Stewart Living defines the home décor category. To date, Omnimedia’s hit publication is unparalleled in circulation (just over 2 million) and website traffic.

15. ZooZoom: As digital publications are becoming more prevalent, ZooZoom’s cinematic editorials are catching the eyes of those who view fashion as art. Visually appealing for the fashion intellectual, ZooZoom distinguishes itself from other digital magazines as the original online glossy.

16. Organic Spa: Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Mary Bemis has created a quite fervor among spa lifestyle enthusiasts. Just launched in January of 2007, Organic Spa has found its way onto the shelves of Whole Foods reaching a circulation of over 40,000 of those looking for the true meaning of Spa.

17. New York Look: Just launched at the end of November by New York Magazine, consider New York Look your supplement to Fashion Week. The imagery is mesmerizing with an insider’s view backstage, front row and even atop the runway.

18. IQONS: Following the success of the fashion industry’s answer to social networking, IQONS.com is launching its namesake magazine internationally in February during New York Fashion Week. Iconic fashion designer, Diane Pernet, will be Editor-in-Chief and with contributions from the IQONS community, the magazine is sure to be a success.

19. On Makeup Magazine: The February 2008 launch of On Makeup Magazine from The Powder Group is sure to catch the eye of makeup artists (both current and aspiring) as well as consumers with a love for the cosmetics industry. Positioned as distinctively pro-driven and consumer-friendly, we’re sure this quarterly publication will have readers rioting for it to be published monthly.

20. Latina: Ethnic magazine titles rose by 52% in 2007 and Latina, since 2003, has become one of the top ten fastest growing magazines in America. Its growth continues to surge and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down.

Tea Time

Posted on by daneen in Bath and Body, Body Wash | 1 Comment

A few weeks back, I attended the TotalBeauty.com launch event at Space NK in SoHo, NYC. My trip up from Philadelphia was, let’s put it this way, an adventure. So upon crossing the threshold into the store, I quickly downed two glasses of champagne and perused the inventory with my fellow beauty bloggers – shout out to Marina, Elke, Julia, and Antonia for putting me at ease and making me feel so welcome!

I was introduced to many new brands and products that night, but the one that I immediately regretted not buying was the Thai Tea Body Wash from Philip B. Seriously, I was on Amtrak riding back to Philly thinking, “Why didn’t I get that body wash? It smelled sooo yummy.” After a week of hemming and hawing, I broke down and decided I had to have it; and it’s been a fixture in my shower caddy ever since.

thaitea Tea TimeInspired by Philip B.’s journey through Asia, Thai Tea Body Wash is enriched with 20% pure botanical plant extracts indigenous to Thailand. Ingredients include Thai Tea (rich in antioxidants), honey (moisturizes), coconut oil (softens skin), milk proteins (gently exfoliates), peppermint (stimulates circulation), lemon grass (normalizes oil production), ginger root (soothes skin), and citronella (deodorizes and balances oil production).

The smell is sweet, yet invigorating (it reminds me of the spa) and is the perfect AM pick-me-up I need before starting my day. It foams well, and tingles a little on the skin – thanks to the peppermint oil.

At $40 (you can get it at Amazon.com for $35) it’s pricey; when I first saw the cost of the Thai Tea Body Wash, my eyes were as big as saucers…don’t ya just love my puns? But a little goes a long way, so don’t use a cup when a teaspoon will do (there I go again) and use a loofah to extend the life of the 12 oz. bottle.