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

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!

Silver Belles

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Want to show your holiday spirit without resorting to candy cane earrings or snowflake sweaters? Why not paint your nails in platinum? Here are a few Spoiled Pretty favorites from Essie – no matter your skin color, they have the perfect shade for you to nail this festive look.

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Steel-ing The Scene: burnished pewter, with subtle gold reflections

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Silver Bullions: silver and luminescent

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Loophole: satiny chrome

The Commitment-Phobe Finds A Fragrance

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vanillecitrus The Commitment Phobe Finds A Fragrance
I recently introduced my sister, Lauren, to Comptoir Sud Pacifique’s line of fragrances – and was surprised by how strongly she responded to their Vanille Citrus scent. You see, Lauren is an incredibly fickle perfume user who never buys full-sized bottles because she can’t commit to just one.

The warmth of Vanille Citrus is nicely balanced by the zest of candied lemon peel, Brazilian orange, and blackcurrant syrup. With this sexy, playful perfume, you’ll be sure to stand out in a crowd of too-serious winter scents.

My sister raved about the smell, which she described as something akin to “vanilla lemon bars.” “It makes you want to eat yourself,” Lauren joked. “Vanille Citrus is not really a perfume to wear during a night out, but makes a great everyday scent – or a nice alternative to your favorite fragrance.”

Sold at Sephora and Amazon.com.