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

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

Today Is The Day: Total Beauty Opens Its Doors!

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tbscreenshot Today Is The Day: Total Beauty Opens Its Doors!
A few months ago, Spoiled Pretty was invited to be a part of TotalBeauty.com, a comprehensive website offering unbiased product reviews, interactive editorial content, and connections to the best of the best in beauty.

I am so excited to announce that today, Total Beauty opens its doors to the public – and I can honestly say that it delivers on its promise of being the definitive beauty resource. Women’s Wear Daily loves it and Allure Magazine gave it “a solid A.”

The site’s fantastic features include:

*A community of beauty enthusiasts reviewing their favorite products, sharing tips and techniques and insider scoop on the latest in beauty;
*The most comprehensive product library available anywhere (30,000 products);
*Advice from industry experts, beauty editors, and beauty bloggers;
*Total Beauty Television, featuring instructional videos;
*Coupon codes and discounts;
*Product samples; and
*Personal profiling technology, called “My Beauty Scout”, which recommends products based on your specific beauty needs.

The feature that I’m most excited about is the website’s “Blogs We Love” page. While still in the planning phase, Total Beauty executives scoured more than 400 beauty blogs and chose their 36 favorites – and I’m proud to report that Spoiled Pretty made the cut!!!

I’m am extremely flattered that Total Beauty considers Spoiled Pretty to be among the beauty blogging elite – especially given that it is less than four months old. So on your next visit, please head on over to the “Blogs We Love” page and click on the link back to Spoiled Pretty – all it takes is one click of your mouse to help advance your favorite beauty blog into the top ten.

Visit Total Beauty today…never before has so much information about the products you use, or may want to try, been assembled in one, easy to use place. TotalBeauty.com is the smart girl’s secret weapon.

Ugg?

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Picture it…it’s January in Jersey and your toes are looking jacked up. What to do? You could get a pedicure, but afterwards, you risk ruining your perfect polish by putting your socks and shoes back on. So what’s the solution? You could take up residence in the nail salon until your toenails are completely dry (tip: bring a book, it could be a while), or brave the freezing cold and winds in flip flops.

Now, there’s a third option. A few years ago, three sisters longed for a solution to the age-old problem of how to enjoy their favorite spa service in winter – and not freeze their tootsies off. Bootie Pies is their brainchild.

 Ugg?Bootie Pies are suede boots have a patent leather toe that flips up when you get your toes painted, keeping the rest of your foot toasty and warm. They are currently offered in four colors, and come in women’s whole sizes 5-11.

Bootie Pies have been featured on the TODAY Show, in In Touch Magazine, and in the 2007 Grammy Celebrity Gift Basket . They have been embraced by celebrities, including Mary J. Blige, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Hudson, Fergie, The Pussycat Dolls, and Trish McEvoy.

Bootie Pies seem to have a lot of fans. Are you one? Would you pay $128 for a pair?

Thank You

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thanks Thank You
In mid-August, I started this blog on a whim…out of boredom and a love for all things beauty. Now – just a few months later – I am really encouraged by the number of visitors that visit this site every day, and the amount of positive feedback I receive from proletarians and professionals alike. It’s the greatest thing to pursue your passion and to be appreciated for it…so I just wanted to thank you!