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

Shopbop Sale: Take Extra 25% Off


  Take an extra 25% off select sale items at Shopbop.com until Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 11:59 PST. Enter code 25EXTRA at checkout. You're CONTINUE READING

StriVectin Tightening Face Serum Giveaway


Roll back the years with the NEW StriVectin “Roll Back the Years” Firming Collection - a trio of formulas that help to improve skin’s appearance. This three-piece set, which includes the StriVectin-TL Face Serum, the StriVectin-TL Body Cream and the new QVC exclusive StriVectin-TL Neck Serum Roller, helps skin appear firmer and softer on the face, body and neck. . The StriVectin CONTINUE READING

Bath & Body Works Cooling Gel Lotion Needs A New Name


A few weeks ago, I paid a visit to my local Bath & Body Works store. I was on the hunt for a tropical-smelling body wash that wouldn't break the bank, and B&BW seemed like a good place to search. When I entered the store, I was greeted my a really nice saleswoman who asked me what I was CONTINUE READING

Laura Mercier Master Class: Makeup Bag Must-Haves in Your 30s


Every month, my girlfriends from college and I get together for dinner in the Philadelphia area. We started this tradition about two years ago, and - of course - we have a great time catching up and reminiscing!  Most of them are product-obsessed (like me), and most have been through some sort of make-up introductory when we became "of age" to wear it.  Now CONTINUE READING

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2014: 20 Can't Miss Beauty Exclusives!


The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is in full swing. July 18th through August 3rd, shoppers nationwide will participate in what has been an annual ritual since the 1960’s. Vacation days are planned around it, lines form in anticipation of it – and it’s not only for the pre-season savings on fall fashion and accessories. During the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, the Cosmetics department provides their devoted beauty customers the opportunity to scoop up unique limited-edition items from CONTINUE READING

Look, World – I Have Cheekbones!

Posted on by daneen in Concealer, Highlighter, Oily Skin | Leave a comment

freezeandgo Look, World   I Have Cheekbones!As I was prepping for my TV appearance last week, I decided to do a little experimentation. After using my Freeze 24/7 Freeze & Go to brighten the area under my eyes, I decided to dot it along my cheekbones. Looking in the mirror at the time, I didn’t notice a difference; but watching the video, I’m amazed at how much it accentuated my bone structure.

Freeze & Go is lightweight, silicone brightener that can be worn under or over makeup to fix fine lines, absorb excess oil, and reduces the appearance of enlarged pores and imperfections. And it comes in a portable, metallic, pod-like package, complete with a removable mirror and metered dosage – so that you can look fab on the fly!

Deviated Septum Deception

Posted on by daneen in Celebrities, I Digress | 1 Comment

 Deviated Septum Deception
It so irks me when celebs try to ‘outwit’ us regular folks. Every time I turn around, some superstar (or superstar wannabe) is playing the ‘deviated septum card’ to trade in their honker for a more sculpted schnoz.

What ticks me off even more is when they have the nerve to tell other women to be comfortable in their own skin and love themselves – then they sneak off to have elective surgery. I mean, if you’re not comfortable addressing it in the media – don’t discuss it. Or be completely honest about it and say, ‘I hated my old nose, so I got a new one” or “I’ll get a lot more work with this less ethnic nose.” But don’t insult my intelligence.

Image courtesy of ABC News

Down With Dermatitis!

Posted on by daneen in Dry Skin, Eczema, Lotion | Leave a comment

santa skinmd Down With Dermatitis!I have eczema. Not all year round. Just December through March. Sometimes, it’s just a minor annoyance. Other days, I’m covered with dry patches and the itchiness is almost too much to endure. Luckily, this year, I came prepared for battle – and I think I’ve found a product to help me defeat my dermatitis.

Skin MD Natural is a lotion that is immediately absorbed, hydrates without greasiness, and transforms the outer layer of skin into an invisible shield. What I love most about the product is that it protects my skin from the cold weather outside, dry heat inside, and harsh chemical irritants.

Every year, when my eczema starts to spread, I reach for the steroid cream – which I hate to do because it’s very tedious, you need to cover every dry patch to keep it under control, and your skin can become immune to the medicine. This is another reason why I am so excited about this product – it won’t cure my eczema, but it’ll control it so that steroids become a last resort.

I know some of you are thinking, “I don’t have eczema. What can Skin MD Natural do for me?” Because it helps skin to retain moisture and lasts for four hours (even after washing your hands), it is especially helpful to anyone who experiences dry skin – particularly, doctors and nurses who constantly wash their hands, or cancer patients who experience dry skin from cancer treatments.

A 4-ounce bottle (1-2 month supply, with daily use) is $25, but if you plan to buy in bulk, check out the Christmas Specials. And if you’re still not persuaded, Skin MD Natural offers samples so you can decide for yourself. For a $2 postage and handling charge, they’ll send you a two sample packets.

Skin MD Natural is available at drustores, supermarkets, and at skinmdnatural.com.

Head And Shoulders Above The Competition

Posted on by daneen in Conditioner, Dandruff, Hair, Shampoo | Leave a comment

headandshoulders Head And Shoulders Above The Competition
Yesterday, on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the hair mystery was finally revealed. Head & Shoulders has a new look, a new scent, and an array of new conditioners.

The shampoo range includes:

Citrus Breeze – Provides an uplifting clean for fine/oily hair.
Classic Clean – Deep-cleansing formula leaves hair looking and feeling thoroughly clean.
Dry Scalp Care – Moisturizes hair and relieves dry scalp and itch.
Extra Volume – Provides volume and body for fine hair.
Ocean Lift – With sea mineral essence, invigorates scalp and hair.
Refresh – Provides a cool sensation leaving your scalp feeling refreshed and hair clean and manageable.
Restoring Shine – With natural plant extracts, restores natural shine to dull hair.
Sensitive Care – Hypo-allergenic formula with Aloe soothes sensitive scalps.
Smooth & Silky – Smoothes dry, frizzy hair to restore a silky smooth look.

The new conditioner collection includes:

Classic Clean – Improves scalp health and provides balanced conditioning for soft, manageable hair.
Dry Scalp Care – Provides a moisturized flake-free scalp and protects dry hair from damage and dryness to reduce split ends and breakage.
Smooth & Silky – Improves scalp health and calms dry frizzy hair to restore a silky smooth look.

Remember…healthy hair begins at the scalp, so click here to find your perfect combination.

Kate Somerville Is My Mom’s Savior

Posted on by daneen in Celebrities | 1 Comment

 Kate Somerville Is My Moms SaviorSince learning about Kate Somerville earlier this year, I have been eager to try her skin care products. For the past 15 years, Somerville has devoted her life to addressing skin wellness, and is responsible for the sublime skin of Hollywood’s most lovely leading ladies – including, Jessica Alba, Eva Mendes, Debra Messing, Sandra Oh, and Kate Walsh.

So when my friend, Tracy, sent me some products to try – I was beyond excited. You should have seen me tearing into the box…I probably looked like one of the “infected” from that movie, 28 Days Later.

Anyway, inside the package were Kate Somerville’s Gentle Daily Wash, Quench Hydrating Serum, and Line Release Under Eye Repair. As I don’t really have under-eye issues, I re-gifted the latter product to my grateful mother – who suffers from dark circles; and after using it for a while, this is what she told me:

somerville Kate Somerville Is My Moms SaviorThe Kate Somerville Line Release Under Eye Repair is awesome! I have been using it for approximately 10 days and the results are amazing. With this product, I saw a difference very quickly – but then I thought that, perhaps, it was all in my mind. That is, until your sister came home for Christmas break and she asked me what makeup I had on under my eyes. I proudly said, ‘I am not wearing anything.’ Her reply was WOW, and said she was so used to seeing my dark circles poorly masked by pancake concealer, that she just had to ask.

Daneen, please tell your readers that for my under-eye problem, this is my savior. I researched the price, and when I learned it costs $125.00, I did not raise an eyebrow. For me this product is worth its weight in gold. Thanks, Kate Somerville…thanks, Daneen!

Thank you, Mom, for the great review! More Kate Somerville product reviews to come, so stay tuned.

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!