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

Get Out Of My Face

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 Get Out Of My Face
Right now, I’m sitting at my computer waiting for my mud mask to dry (more on that later). What’s holding my hair back so that no stray strands end up stuck to my face? It’s my Aquis Microfiber Headband.

aquisheadband Get Out Of My FaceI purchased it at Home Goods for $5 earlier this year – but unlike some of the other impulse buys I made that day, this product was absolutely worth the money. Do I use it everyday? No, although I could and probably should. But it definitely comes in handy when I’m using masks and other treatments on my face and don’t want my hair getting caught in the product. Sure, you could just pull your hair back with an elastic band – but if you have bangs like me, you’ll find the Aquis Headband to be very practical.

The headband is a simple strip of plush microfiber with a velcro closure, that gently holds hair in place. Not only is it great at keeping your hair back while you’re tending to your face with an at-home treatment, it’s especially helpful when it comes time to rinse said treatment off.

And just like a towel, when it gets dirty, simply toss it in the washing machine. Available at Amazon.com, Drugstore.com. and H20+.

Friendships Never Go Out Of Style

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The Sex and the City movie trailer has finaly dropped – and though it reveals nothing, it provides just the fix we need until the film’s May 2008 debut.

They’re Just Like Us

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 They’re Just Like Us
Jessica Alba and her friend/doppelganger stunt double, Taryn Dakha, were recently spotted picking up some beauty essentials at a Toronto Sephora. The star of new box office bomb, Awake, is in Canada shooting The Love Guru with Mike Myers and Justin Timberlake.

Who’s Won The Gift of Spa-aah?

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spa Whos Won The Gift of Spa aah?
It was extremely difficult to choose two winners for the SpaFinder giveaway. You guys really laid it on thick! Just kidding. So many of you really deserve to be spoiled pretty, and I honestly wish that I had a gift certificate for each and every one of you.

But I only have two, and the winners are…Ron Miller and Doreen! Congrats!!!

Thanks to everyone who entered. Keep checking back – the next giveaway is just days away!

Can’t Help It

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I’ve been singing Fergie’s new song, Clumsy, for two days straight. It’s so infectious – I can’t get it out of my brain. The equally addictive video is below. Dean and Dan Caten (of Dsquared) make an appearance, as do some well-placed MAC products. Apparently, the new Viva Glam spokeswoman doesn’t waste any time assuming her duties.

And how fantabulous is the inky nail situation she’s got going on?

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter

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Too often, there’s a good deal of false advertising when it comes to lip butters. In some cases, they’re actually waxy lip balms in a tube. And sometimes, they turn out to be gooey lip glosses – which I personally love. But if it’s gloss, then call it gloss – right?

Lucky for you, Spoiled Pretty as done some of the leg work – and we’ve found one that’s not waxy or gooey. I think even Goldilocks would agree – this lip butter is just right.

korres lipbutter I Cant Believe Its Not ButterKorres Lip Butter is a buttery balm that melts on the lips and offers a shiny finish. The combination of shea butter and rice wax penetrate for deep hydration and softness. And because the lip butter is part of Korres’ new good-for-your-skin color collection, it’s perfect for those gals who prefer natural, eco-friendly beauty – but still prefer Manolo Blahniks to Birkinstocks.

Korres Lip Butter is available at Sephora.

The 12 Days of Christmas at About PHace

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 The 12 Days of Christmas at About PHace
Here is what’s happening, for the holidays, at Ursula’s About PHace Makeup Studio

Designer Brows!
Dramatically defined brows frame the PHace, add expression and highlight eyes. Be among the first 12 people to reserve your appointment for a Holiday Makeover, at Ursula’s About PHace Make-up Studio from December 10–22, 2007 and receive a Professional Brow Sculpting service as your gift! ($45.00 value).

Copy+of+ursula3 The 12 Days of Christmas at About PHaceDesign Your Own Palette!
A collage of style –About PHace limited-edition, luxurious titanium palettes are the best of the season. Design your own palette by selecting the shades you prefer, from Ursula’s Professional color collection of vitamin and mineral cosmetics. Introducing six new must-have shades!

3 Well Magnetic Palette (unfilled) w/ mirror and double-ended shadow brush. $30.
6 Well Magnetic Palette (unfilled) w/ mirror and removable inserts. $45.
*Limited quantity available.

Complimentary gift wrapping with product purchases of $75.00 or more.

New Year’s 2008!
Ursula’s About PHace is the beauty destination as you prepare to ring in 2008! The Red Carpet and Pink Champagne have arrived, don’t miss out on the fun! Reserve your “PHace ’08″ makeover today!

Ursula’s About PHace Rittenhouse Studio
1700 Sansom Street, Suite 201
Philadelphia,PA 19103
267.546.6617