If You Have Hair, The Wet Brush is a Must Have


For years, I have used an oversized wide-tooth comb to detangle my notoriously impossible to detangle post-shampoo hair. The amount of hair that would get caught in the teeth was somewhat alarming. But I chalked it up to the fact that I only wash my hair once a week - so maybe the hair loss really wasn't all that CONTINUE READING

Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream Review


You know how awesome BB creams are for your face? Well, the geniuses at Jergens have harnessed the power of BB and infused it into a lotion for your body. Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream promises flawless-looking skin with 5 visible benefits in just 5 days.  But does it deliver? Watch the video to find out...   Disclosure: This post was CONTINUE READING

Laura Mercier Sale at Gilt.com


As a huge fan of Laura Mercier (I swear by the foundation primer and tinted moisturizer), I was so excited to see that Gilt.com has a nice assortment of beauty products currently on sale. There's everything from sophisticated nail polish colors and soft mineral blush to lip glaze palettes and pencil sets to create an alluring smoky eye. Oh, and CONTINUE READING

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Cover April Issue of Vogue


Welp, folks, it looks like Kanye finally wore Anna Wintour down and got his baby mama a coveted Vogue cover. So the rumors were true. There was buzz a few months back that Kim would cover the fashion bible, but then everyone assumed it would be a foreign Vogue - given Anna's alleged aversion to all things Kardashian. I CONTINUE READING

10 Beauty Products to Get You Through the Flu


Hey Guys! As you all know the weather lately has been terrible and most of us have been getting all kinds of horrible colds and the flu, as a result. This is very personal for me because I work in retail and it seems like I get one disease after the other with all of my customers constantly sneezing CONTINUE READING

16 Products Beauty Pros Are Addicted To

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underwood glamour 16 Products Beauty Pros Are Addicted To
According to the January 2008 issue of Glamour, the 16 products beauty pros are addicted to are:

1) Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil (powder)
2) Benefit Dallas (Cheek Color)
3) Linea-Pro C2 Nano Silver Titanium Flat Iron
4) Arcona Triad Pads (makeup remover)
5) Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion
6) Serge Lutens Lipstick in Mise A Mort
7) Vincent Longo Light Canvas Tinted Moiturizer
8) Revaleskin Day Cream with SPF 15
9) Barex Re-Define Creme (leave-in conditioner)
10) Fresh Absolute Concealer
11) CoverGirl Lashexact Mascara
12) Pureology Hydrateshampoo
13) BeautyBlender (makeup sponge)
14) Victoria’s Secret Very Voluptuous Lip Plumper In Bare
15) Nars The Multiple In Orgasm
16) MAC 205 Mascara Fan Brush (de-clumper)

This Giveaway Is Made To Order

Posted on by daneen in Bath and Body, Contest, Giveaway | 32 Comments

Happy beginning of the workweek, everyone! Mondays are always hard – so to soften the blow, Spoiled Pretty is hosting one of our world-famous giveaways! This time, we are partnering with our friends over at bōbē – and we’re giving away a $25 gift certificate to bobebathessentials.com!!!

Bōbē (an acronym for “beyond ordinary bath essentials”) creates bath and body products that are made to order, so you can have it your way. Behind the brand is master mixologist, Marlese Sears, who combines exotic ingredients to create her unique body butters, lip balms, perfumes, lotions, scrubs and cleansers.

With 50 scents to choose from, it’s almost impossible to decide on which bath and body products to place in your virtual shopping cart. And lip balms are available in 71 flavors, made fresh in small batches, for the perfect kiss of sweetness.

bobe This Giveaway Is Made To OrderMy favorite product is the Soy Fabulous Whipped Body Butter; I have the Madagascar Vanille scent (I have a bit of a vanilla dependence). The consistency is light and airy, so you’d think it might come up short in the moisturizing category. But it’s surprisingly hydrating, in a non-greasy way. And the scents are spot-on. From Lemon Biscotti to Pumpkin Cheesecake, Sake to White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie – they smell exactly like you would imagine – or perhaps even better, if that’s even possible.

Products are made fresh at the time you place an order, and made in small batches using few, simple ingredients. And bōbē believes strongly in giving back and supporting the community, so each month, 5% of bōbē retail sales are given to a different charity.

To enter to win a $25 gift certificate to bōbē, leave a comment in the comments section below by 9 pm EST on Thursday, December 20th – be sure to include your name and email address (even if you have a Blogger profile). Or email me at spoiledpretty@gmail.com.

A winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Friday, December 21st, I’ll announce the winner’s name. 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!

Bliss Clog-Dissolving Cleansing Milk: A Retraction

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 Bliss Clog Dissolving Cleansing Milk: A RetractionLast month, I said some not-so-nice things about Bliss’ Clog-Dissolving Cleansing Milk. After my bad experience, I was going to toss out the bottle; but since it cost me $28, I found it another home.

Yesterday, my sister informed me that the cleanser has totally transformed her skin. After only three days of using it (in the AM and PM), she said the solution was aggressively unclogging her pores – without irritation or over-drying; her whiteheads were literally being pushed out of the pores in her t-zone, and she has seen a reduction in the number of breakouts.

So what’s the point of this parable? The moral is that products work differently on different people. So keep an open mind, and ask for samples – whenever possible – before you commit to a full-sized product.

Put Your Hair In A Bouffant While You Shower

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showercaps Put Your Hair In A Bouffant While You Shower
My hair is delicate and dry. For that reason, I don’t wash my hair on a daily basis. Which means that on the off days, I wear a shower cap. But y’all know I can’t be sporting your garden variety, Golden Girls-looking monstrosity. Hell, naw. I rock the Bouffant Shower Caps from Spa Sisters.

These shower caps keep locks & tresses beautifully tucked away & dry, as you shower or bathe. Plus, they’re oversized – so they easily fit over a head full of curlers. Who says shower caps aren’t stylish?

Give The Gift Of Jaqua And Save 30%

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jaquagift Give The Gift Of Jaqua And Save 30%
To make it fun and easy for you to give the gift of Jaqua this holiday season, take 30% off these top six gifts:

1) Our Favorite Body Butters set – Our most popular gift, this precious set contains 2-oz sizes of Buttercream Frosting Shea Butter, Pink Potion and Pink Champagne Shea Butter. $24.00

2) Lip Gloss Rings – For the glamour girl (or woman) on your list, all ages love these adorable rings in Peach Parfait, Pink Buttercream Frosting. Pina Colada, Mint Chocolate and Pink Champagne. Sweet, shimmery and stylish and for just $8.00 each you can give more than one!

3) Cocoa Buttercream Frosting Guilt-Free Body Treats – Put a smile on their face with this enticing kit which includes a Shower Crème, Hand Crème and Body Butter, perfect for layering! $30.

4) Pink Palace Shower Crème Trio – Beautiful inside and out, this trio of Pink Buttercream Frosting, Pink Potion and Pink Champagne Shower Crèmes is sure to make everyone happy. A big gift for a small price of $24.00

5) Sinfully Rich Body Butters – already ‘wrapped’ with a brown bow and ready to give. Choose from Pink Champagne, Buttercream Frosting, Cocoa Buttercream Frosting, Pina Colada or Pink Potion. Or give a deluxe gift of all five! $22 each.

6) 2- oz. Hand Crèmes - Perfect as hostess gifts and stocking stuffers! Everyone loves our Pink Buttercream Frosting, Cocoa Buttercream Frosting, Pina Colada, Pink Potion and Pink Champagne hand crèmes, loaded with good-for-your skin ingredients like Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Vitamins A & E. $8 each.

For international shipping, please order from Beauty Bridge (30% discount does not apply on Beauty Bridge orders).

Promo Code: TOPGIFT7B, expires 12/21/2007

Promotion Code use: (1) Add any of the top seven gifts to your Shopping Cart (2) Enter the promotion code TOPGIFT7B below the contents of your shopping cart. (3) Click the “Go” button, next to the promotion code. (4) Confirm your 30% discount has been applied. (5) Check-out.

Minnesota’s New Year’s (Beauty) Resolution

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mercury1 Minnesota’s New Year’s (Beauty) ResolutionMinnesota has become the first state to ban mercury from mascara, eye liners, and skin-lightening creams; the law will take effect on January 1. Retailers who knowingly sell cosmetics that contain mercury in Minnesota could be fined up to $700, and penalties could reach $10,000 for manufacturers who fail to disclose mercury on product labels.

Most makeup companies have phased out the use of mercury, but it’s still added legally to some products as a preservative and germ-killer. Minnesota’s cosmetics provision is part of a larger ban targeting better-known sources of mercury, such as thermostats, barometers, toiletries, fragrances and over-the-counter drugs such as eye drops, nasal sprays, and antiseptics.

“Using eye makeup with mercury is unlikely to cause immediate health problems, but mercury accumulates in the body, so consumers should avoid exposure whenever possible,” said Carl Herbrandson, a toxicologist with the state Health Department.

Mercury can retard brain development in children and fetuses, who are most vulnerable to the metal’s toxic effects; it can also cause neurological symptoms in adults.

Rocket Science

Posted on by daneen in Celebrities, Face, Holy Grail, Moisturizer | 1 Comment

“The folly of one man is the fortune of another; for no man prospers so suddenly as by others’ errors.” – Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

More than forty years ago, aerospace physicist Dr. Max Huber suffered a horrific accident. A routine experiment exploded in his face, covering him with severe chemical burns. Neither science nor medicine offered a treatment to minimize his scarring, so Huber decided to help himself. Twelve years and 6,000 experiments later, he perfected a product that has been dubbed “the miracle cream.” In the case of Crème de la Mer, the folly of one man is the fortune of thousands of women…and now I am one of them.

lamer Rocket ScienceTypically, it takes a few weeks to see results from a new face treatment; but with Crème de la Mer, it only took me two days to notice a drastic improvement in the quality of my skin.

Concentrated ingredients – including sea kelp, essential vitamins and minerals, plus oils of citrus, eucalyptus, wheat germ, alfalfa and sunflower – are combined into a ‘Miracle Broth’, distilled, and fermented for three to four months. Then this nutrient-rich mixture is then hand-poured into jars, as not to disturb it delicate balance.

I can honestly say that when it comes to Crème de la Mer, the myth is indeed reality. There is a reason why it has achieved cult status. I now understand why Jennifer Lopez uses it all over her body – and we thought that J.Lo glow was the result of makeup. Only now can I appreciate why Victoria Beckham says it’s the one beauty product she can’t live without.

What I love so much about the cream is that it provides instant gratification. To activate the broth and release its key ingredients, warm a small amount between your fingertips. As you pat onto clean, dry skin, you will instantly feel the soothing effects of the cream.

Crème de la Mer may appear thick in the jar, but it simply sinks into skin – leaving it soft and luxuriously hydrated, with a youthfully dewy finish. Using other facial moisturizers, I would need to reapply throughout the day to treat dry patches – or apply powder to offset excess shine. With Crème de la Mer, I don’t have those problems – in fact, I haven’t been wearing makeup the past few days because my skin looks so radiant without it. It’s like I’m walking around with special lighting. Apply it in the AM and PM – that’s all it takes. And, as a bonus, the soft fragrance helps to calm me as I fall asleep at night.

At $125 for an ounce (or $1,350 for 16.5 oz), the price tag is a little frightening. But I think I’m just going to have to bite the bullet – because the thought of going back to some ‘regular’ moisturizer is a much scarier thought.

 Rocket SciencePut this on your holiday wish list: La Mer’s Holiday 2007 Gifts of Beauty, exclusive to Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman.

The Essential Collection gift set combines three of La Mer’s most coveted products, and is ideal for both newcomers and longtime La Mer devotees. The Connoisseur Collection include the Crème de La Mer and Eye Concentrate in two lacquered boxes. Looking for a stocking stuffer to spoil someone (or yourself) pretty? Look no further than The Lip Balm, which works on contact to soften and hydrate.



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