New From Besame: Gingerbread 1930s Waterproof Mascara

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Gingerbread isn’t something the average person would naturally associate with this time of year. But Besame is about to change all that.

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Besame introduces their new Gingerbread 1930s Waterproof Mascara. Originally developed in the 30s, it contains only 8 ingredients (paraben-free and allergy-tested) to impart gorgeous and defined lashes. The formula is waterproof, but washes off easily with a mild cleaner. The “gingerbread” refers to the conditioning oils (which won’t irritate eyes and smell heavenly), not the color; food grade colorants give this mascara a deep, glossy black hue.

And the best part is that Gingerbread Mascara’s clump-free formula can be layered to your desired thickness and won’t smear.

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As a special introductory Mother’s Day Set, Gingerbread Mascara is packaged with Besame’s exclusive Satin Roll and Mini Lip Glaze*. This set is a $40 value for $24, and the promotion runs through May 31st.

*Glaze color may vary.

Tag…I'm It

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I’ve been tagged by my girls, Marina and Kitiya, to divulge my beauty secrets. They’re not secrets, really – as I’ve blogged about most of these products before. But here are some of my faves, in condensed form. It’s like Spoiled Pretty, the Cliffs Notes version. I think I was supposed to limit each response to one product/answer. But I’m pretty indecisive, so narrowing it down would take forever. So most of these categories will have multiple answers.

Enjoy!

My Foundation:
Clinique Superfit Makeup (day)
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation (night)

My Mascara:
Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara

My Blush:
MAC Beauty Powder Blush in Joyous
MAC Beauty Powder Blush in Sweetness

My Eye Shadow:
NARS Alahambra Eye Shadow Duo

My Day Cream:
Atopalm MLE Cream (during the cold months)
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel (during the warm/hot months)

My Lipstick:
Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Crystal Shine in RD 174S, BR 775S, and OR 563S
MAC Lipstick in Syrup

My Lipgloss(es):
MAC Lipglass in Viva Glam VI
MAC Plushglass in Foolishly Fab

My Beauty Product Brands:
Clinique, MAC, NARS, Urban Decay, Shu Uemura, Stila

My Essential Beauty Product:
Clarisonic Skin Care System

My Favorite Makeup Product:
Lipgloss, in general.
Specifically, it would be in Deviant and Stash.

My Perfume:
Hanae Mori Butterfly
Prada Infusion D’Iris
Vera Wang Princess

My Nails:
Seche Vite
China Glaze Love Letters Nail Polish

My Feet:
Obey Your Body Nail Buffer
Products from Dr. Scholl’s For Her

My Hands:
Jaqua Pink Buttercream Frosting Hand Crème
Frilly Lilly Lemongrass Sage Hand Cream

Three Products to bring on a deserted island:
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Swivel Stick
Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment
Schick Intuition Razor (cuz it’s gonna get hairy on a deserted island)

Woman I admire for their beauty:
Thandie Newton is flawless. She always looks so ladylike and regal, which makes sense because her mother is a Zimbabwean Shona Princess.

Woman with the Best Sense of Style:
Rihanna – hands down. I couldn’t pull off anything she does, but I admire her trendsetting style and risk-taking. There are so many celebs sporting the same hairstyles, wearing the same clothes (“Who wore it better”) and carrying the same designer bags. Rihanna is truly an original – and that’s so refreshing. My runner-ups include Katherine Heigl, Eva Longria, Rachel Bilson, Kerry Washington, Joy Bryant, Emily Blunt, Anne Hathaway and the female cast members of Gossip Girl.

My Ultimate Dream:
To enjoy a long, healthy, comfortable life spent with my family, husband and a few kids. The means and freedom to travel, be creative, and do what makes me happy. That, and an endless supply of chic handbags.

How Do I Define Womanhood:
Joy and pain. But so much fun.

My Favorite Fashion Publication:
It’s a three-way tie between In Style, Lucky, and People Style Watch.

Dying to know more? Check out this interview I did with Makeup Masala.

Rihanna’s On The Cover Of Elle (Ella Ella Eh Eh Eh)

rihanna+elle+june Rihanna’s On The Cover Of Elle (Ella Ella Eh Eh Eh)
Rihanna, my favorite Bajan bombshell, is Elle’s June cover girl.

rihanna1 Rihanna’s On The Cover Of Elle (Ella Ella Eh Eh Eh)Her interview with the mag runs the gamut. Lighthearted topics include the decision to cut her hair and singing in front of Jay Z for the first time. The interview turns more serious, when she opens up about her once-strained relationship with an alcoholic father.

Plus, Rihanna hints about whether Chris Brown is the one standing under her umbrella.

And check out exclusive behind-the-scenes video from the cover shoot.

The June 2008 issue is on newsstands now.

Right On, Target: Sonia Kashuk Blending Sponge

SK Right On, Target: Sonia Kashuk Blending Sponge
Looks like Sonia Kashuk is giving beautyblender a run for its money.

kashuk+beauty+blending+sponge Right On, Target: Sonia Kashuk Blending SpongeKashuk’s Blending Sponge – one of the newest additions to her collection – is a reusable, non-latex sponge that is ideal for applying, blending, and smudging makeup – thanks to its unique shape.

And unlike beautyblender, which costs $19.95 and is mainly sold via online retailers, the Sonia Kashuk Blending Sponge will only set you back $6.99 and is available at a Target store near you.

Is Jada Pinkett Smith Hiding A Black Eye?

jada Is Jada Pinkett Smith Hiding A Black Eye?
Okay…so I’ve been hearing some crazy things about Miss Jada lately. Word on the streetz is that she’s using that crazy ratnest mullet hairdo to hide a black eye. What ever happened to good ole concealer? Did anyone see the Oprah/Tom Cruise interview? It seems that this is where the buzz started.

You know I love the celeb fodder. So if you have any info (or just wanna spread more rumors), please leave them in the comments section below. Be a gossip, girl…I won’t judge.

The Motherload Giveaway!

mom+and+daughter The Motherload Giveaway!
This Sunday is Mother’s Day, a time to celebrate the woman who brought you into the world – and the lady who probably works your nerves more than any other. In honor of this special occasion, Spoiled Pretty is hosting another fabulous giveaway!

Three lucky ladies will win the motherload – a set of pretty prizes which includes:

multieffect+mascara The Motherload Giveaway!
Stila Multi-Effect Mascara is a true multi-tasker. It volumizes, lengthens, and curls with just the right amount of building power! Experience this ultimate mascara – and make a lash-ing impression.

face+contouring+trio The Motherload Giveaway!
Stila Face Contouring Trio is a set of three shading powders to sculpt your facial features. For a slimmed down nose, larger eyes, and sculpted cheek bones use both the light and dark matte shades with the highlighter flash.

cynthia+rowley The Motherload Giveaway!
Cynthia Rowley has teamed with Avon to create two new fashionable floral scents, aptly named Flower and Petal. The fragrances celebrate the bonds between women (especially mothers and daughters) everywhere. Flower is feminine and flirty, yet sophisticated. Every note was hand-picked by Cynthia herself, creating a bouquet of florals surrounded by warm woods and musks. The notes include: Casablanca Lily, Freesia, Cashmere Woods, Warm Vanilla, Skin Musk, Velvet Woods, and Sandalwood. “I like that the fragrance is complex, with so many disparate notes, but has such a simple name—Flower,” says Cynthia.

Petal is the bud to the grownup Flower. To create Petal, Cynthia wanted to take the essence of Flower and design a scent that was lighter with a more carefree sensibility. Her eight-year-old daughter even helped pick the notes that would make up the final bouquet. The result is a floral green fragrance that captures the innocent, youthful blush of freshly bloomed Lily of the Valley – and was made to be worn by young girls as well as women who are young at heart.

Each set is worth $103!

To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Tell me what you love most about your mom or your favorite thing about being a mom – and attach a pic of you with your mom or your child(ren). I will be posting the photos of the winners…so don’t send a pic you don’t want published.

Be sure to include your full name. The subject line should read “Motherload Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight, May 10th. Winners will be chosen at from among the entrants. On Sunday, May 11th (Mother’s Day), 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!

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