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

Dermadoctor Physical Chemistry


One of my all-time favorite products is Dermadoctor KP Duty, a dual action body exfoliator that combines the benefits of a chemical peel and microdermabrasion. It was developed to treat chicken skin - those little red bumps that many people get on their upper arms. But, for years, I've been using it to exfoliate my legs pre-shave.  There's really no body exfoliator CONTINUE READING

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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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!

And The Winner of The Jaqua Giveaway Is…

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jaqua2 And The Winner of The Jaqua Giveaway Is...The time has come to announce the winners of the Beauty-licious Giveaway sponsored by Jaqua. The winner is Stacey Moore*, and the runner up is Windycindy. All entrants will receive an email with a Jaqua coupon code worth 15% off your next purchase at jaquabeauty.com.

The response was overwhelming – so thanks to everyone who entered!

If your name isn’t Stacey Moore or Windycindy, don’t despair- Spoiled Pretty has more tricks up its sleeves…click here for a chance to win a $50 SpaFinder gift certificate, redeemable at more than 4,000 spas worldwide.

And check back often – Spoiled Pretty is feeling especially charitable this holiday season, and there are many more giveaways to come!

*Stacey, please email me (at spoiledpretty@gmail.com) with your mailing address and prize preference: please choose Buttercream Frosting or Cocoa Buttercream Frosting for your Guilt Free Treats kit.

The Compact That Talks Back

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 The Compact That Talks BackStill can’t get the smoky eye quite right? With the push of a button, Stila’s Talking Eye Palette literally talks you through 5 easy steps to the perfect smoky eye – all in under a minute. And the compact comes with a fold-out insert card that details each step. It’s the easiest way to create the perfect smoky eye!

Available in : Original, Emeralds, and Bronzes

This is a palette that literally gives new meaning to the term ‘beauty talk.’

See it in action – tune in tonight for QVC’s Gifts of Beauty Special at 6pm EST (3pm on West Coast).

Too Much Of A Good Thing?

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 Too Much Of A Good Thing?
Three years ago, Bath & Body Works abandoned its single brand, single price point strategy when it started carrying popular lines like C.O. Bigelow, Frederic Fekkai, and Wexler. Neil Fiske, then CEO, said of the change, “This represents another step in the transformation of Bath & Body Works from raspberry shower gel to a modern apothecary of beauty and well-being.”

Now, Bath & Body Works is reinventing itself, once again, by cutting its outside vendor list by 50%. Upscale brands that have left, or are slated to leave flagships by the end of the year include DDF, Peter Thomas Roth, Korres, Juvena, and The Savannah Bee Company. “We still feel very strongly about third-party brands and continue to carry them. We continue to look for not only new items within the brands we carry, but also additional brands,” current CEO Diane Neal said. “I personally think we over-assorted ourselves,” she added.

So if your favorite brand is getting the ax, visit your nearest Bath and Body Works store now and adopt a few soon-to-be homeless beauty products.

Go Ahead – Rain On My Parade

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Humidity is my hair’s archenemy. Just the slightest bit of moisture in the air results in serious tress distress. As soon as the meteorologist mentions rain in the 5-day forecast, my hair starts misbehaving. So imagine my surprise when yesterday, in the middle of a Philadelphia freezing-rainstorm, I was that girl you love to hate. You know…the girl whose hair always looks divine, rain or shine.

So what’s my hair’s new secret weapon against the evil winter elements? I’ve been using Profound Beauty’s Stylist Linear Serum and Linear Cream.

 Go Ahead – Rain On My ParadeAfter washing and conditioning my hair, I mix equal parts of the serum and cream in my hands and apply to towel-dried hair. The lightweight, silicone-based serum seals and protects the hair cuticle; and the cream, a blend of silicone and emollients, smoothes and softens my mutinous mane. The result is sleek, straight hair that resists humidity and doesn’t weigh hair down. In fact, I was somewhat dumbfounded at how the products managed to simultaneously straighten and add volume to my baby fine locks.

If you really want to push it, and have the girls at work seething with jealousy, finish off your do with Structure Shine – a serum that imparts long-lasting luster while protecting hair from heat styling.

Log on to profoundbeauty.com, click ‘Find Your Routine,’ and follow the online consultation. Once you have completed the questionnaire, Profound Beauty will recommend a personalized assortment of products to take you from “yikes” to “yowza.”

Win A $50 SpaFinder Gift Certificate!

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giving Win A $50 SpaFinder Gift Certificate!Merry December – it’s giveaway time again! I know what you’re thinking. You’re saying to yourself, “The last Spoiled Pretty contest hasn’t even ended yet, and now there’s another giveaway?” The answer is a resounding YES!

It’s the season of giving, and I’m in a munificent mood. Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa are coming early for some of you – because I’m showering my readers with fabulous products all month long. Wait. Maybe “showering” isn’t quite accurate – it’s going to be more like an avalanche! I’m so excited about the prizes, I can hardly contain myself!!!

The first giveaway of the month is generously sponsored by SpaFinder. SpaFinder offers the only gift certificate and gift card that can be used toward any spa experience offered at over 4,000 fine spas across the nation and world – from a manicure, massage or beauty treatment at a local day spa, to a luxurious spa vacation. Starting at just $50, SpaFinder gift certificates can be easily ordered at Spafinder.com, or by calling 1.888.ALL.SPAS, and arrive in a beautifully wrapped gift box (with optional spa and luxury gifts included). Recipients can log on to Spafinder.com to find their ideal spa experience, a major convenience given the thousands of available spas, treatments and options!

gift certificate env dir 300dpi Win A $50 SpaFinder Gift Certificate!For December’s first contest, two winners will receive a $50 SpaFinder Gift Certificate. And because these certificates are redeemable around the world, everyone is eligible! But this time, you’ll have to work for it…

To enter, leave a comment in the comments section below or email me at spoiledpretty@gmail.com by 9 pm EST on Thursday, December 6th – and tell me why you deserve to be spoiled pretty by SpaFinder in four sentences or less. On Friday, December 7th, I’ll announce the winners’ names. Please, only one comment per person; duplicate comments will not increase your chances of winning.

Good luck!