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

Real Sponges Have Curves

Posted on by daneen in Blush, Concealer, Eco-friendly, Foundation, Tools | 1 Comment

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Want an airbrushed makeup look, without the complicated airbrush part? Try Beautyblender, the ultimate makeup sponge applicator. Invented by Hollywood makeup artists, this sponge leaves you with a professional finish and a flawless complexion. Applying makeup with fingers or sharp-edged triangular sponges can waste makeup and can leave visible streaks.

Beautyblender’s egg shape makes application foolproof by allowing you to access hard-to-reach areas with ease. Its suede-like texture repels product, so your foundation/concealer/cream blush actually ends up on your face (rather than absorbed by the sponge). And its unique curves fit the contours of your face, leaving your makeup dazzling and undetectable.

Beautyblender is reusable (perfect for those green gals), latex-free, non-allergenic, and odor free…and makes a great holiday gift! Available online or at a retailer near you.

Cornucopia of Cosmetics

Posted on by daneen in Feet, Holiday, Lipgloss, Lotion | Leave a comment

Greetings from Spokane, Washington – where I am celebrating my first Thanksgiving away from home, with my hubby and in-laws. Thanksgiving is the ultimate celebration of family, friends, and food…and as a bonus, you get a day off from work, football is on TV three days early, and overindulgence is encouraged! Doesn’t it seem unfair that it only lasts one day?

The following products simulate the scents of the season, and will have you giving thanks well into the new year.

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Indulge your feet and your senses with The Body Shop’s Cranberry Heatable Booties. To use, simply remove the cranberry-scented sachet and heat in the microwave for one minute.

philosophy Cornucopia of Cosmetics
Treat your lips to Philosophy’s Kiss Me Lip Trio. There’s a flavor for every kiss—Melting Chocolate Lip Shine for a decadent kiss, Cinnamon Buns Lip Shine for a sugary, sweet kiss, and Cranberry Lip Shine for a red, juicy kiss. Spread holiday cheer with these luscious high-gloss Lip Shines. Only at Sephora.

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Korres Vanilla Cinnamon Moisturising Body Milk has an exceptionally light, powdery texture that goes on matte, and keeps you fresh and soft, all day.

pumpkin candle Cornucopia of Cosmetics
The Pumpkin Classic Candle from Paddywax shows its bounty with scents of fresh carrot, spicy pumpkin and vanilla bean.

Ever Had That Not So Fresh Feeling?

Posted on by daneen in Bath and Body, Holiday, Lotion | Leave a comment

If you’ve never had the pleasure of experiencing Fresh‘s luxury line of cosmetics, toiletries, and home goods – well, what are you waiting for? With the holiday season upon us, there’s no better time to take that wonderous journey. While you’re out and about, picking up a little something for everyone on your list – make sure to give yourself the gift of Fresh.

sugaracai Ever Had That Not So Fresh Feeling?A recent addition to Fresh’s skin care selection is the Sugar Acai Age-Delay Body Cream, an innovative moisturizer proven to improve firmness, tone, and smoothness after just 4 weeks. The formula taps into the skin-restoring properties of açaí, an antioxidant-rich “super berry” found deep in the Amazon rainforest. This cream not only is extremely hydrating, but also improves the overall appearance of the body. The addictive scent of bergamot, caramel, and exotic açaí fruit laced with undertones of white and green tea make Sugar Açaí Age-Delay Body Cream a true daily indulgence!

For any purchase made before December 4: simply enter HAPPY HOLIDAYS as your coupon code at checkout.

*Receive a complimentary travel-size Sugar Blossom Hand Treatment with a purchase of $125 or more.

*Receive a complimentary Fragrance Quartet ($75 value) with a purchase of $250 or more.

*Enjoy a complimentary Sugar Eau de Parfum sample with every purchase.

Oprah’s Favorite Things 2007

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fav things Oprahs Favorite Things 2007
Yesterday, America watched as Oprah unveiled her Favorite Things of 2007 list on an unsuspecting audience in Macon, Georgia. Three hundred golden ticket holders left the convention center pushing shopping carts filled with the (now) most coveted products in the country.

This year, Oprah took her show on the road because Macon consistently has the nation’s highest percentage of viewers tuned into her talk show. Filming the “Favorite Things” episode in Macon was a thank-you to the fans, she explained. Audience members left the local convention hall pushing shopping carts toppled with loot – including camcorders, apparel, refrigerators with an LCD TV built into the door – and, of course, beauty products!

When the ‘Queen of All Media’ wants to spoil herself pretty, she reaches for…

lafco Oprahs Favorite Things 2007

Claus Porto Soaps From Lafco New York
These all-natural, bath-sized bars distributed by Lafco New York are a labor of love. They have been created by the Claus Porto’s family-run factory in Portugal for the past 117 years. Each bar starts with top quality 100% vegetable soap base and pure, skin softening shea butter. Next, the finest fragrances from the South of France are mixed in so that the scent lasts until the very end of the bar. All of these ingredients are then milled seven times in the traditional European way for a hard, dense soap that has an ultra luxurious and creamy lather.

The jumbo-sized soaps appeal to the senses with beautiful wrappers and 17 magnificent scents, from honeysuckle to grapefruit fig. “They make great hostess gifts,” Oprah says.

Cost: $42 (set of 3)
lafcony.com

kai Oprahs Favorite Things 2007
Kai Body Butter and Body Buffer

“Bathing is an art form and nobody enjoys it more than I do,” Oprah says. Kai customized their signature scent into a moisturizing body butter in a tub just for Oprah. Kai body lotion contains safflower seed oil, shea butter, apricot kernel oil, and cucumber a silky whipped soufflé with a moisturizing shea butter base blended with safflower seed oil, vitamins A, C, and E, aloe leaf extract, chamomile flower extract, cucumber fruit extract, apricot kernel oil, and the original kai perfume oil. “It’s clean and fresh,” she says.

She also loves the Body Buffer by Kai, a hypo-allergenic loofah infused with a light blend of exotic perfumes and natural essences to cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize the skin. Just wet and squeeze to release foaming bubbles that smell like an exotic garden.

Cost: Body Buffer $28; Body Butter $55
kaifragrance.com
Also available at embraceyourstyle.com and eluxury.com

clarisonic Oprahs Favorite Things 2007
Clarisonic Skin Care System

Developed by the people who created the Sonicare Toothbrush, the Clarisonic Skin Care System helps remove six times more makeup than soap and water alone. The bristles vibrate 300 times per second and massage your face to squeaky clean perfection. The Clarisonic system cleanses so well that products absorb better; reduces oily areas, dry skin patches and blemishes; visibly shrinks pores; minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles; and leaves skin feeling and looking younger and smoother. “It’s a miracle massage for your face,” Oprah says.

Cost: $195 (includes Cordless Clarisonic, charging cradle, two brush heads, and 2 oz. trial size Gentle Hydro Cleanser)
clarisonic.com

Seeing Double

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beauty Seeing Double
Last month, Beauty.com launched new industry-leading features to its recently redesigned web store. Visitors to the site now have direct online access to personalized, comprehensive recommendations for skin and hair care regimens across multiple brands and price points.

“These innovative tools are bringing the traditional makeup counter experience closer to our online beauty customers by showing them products specifically selected for their individual needs and concerns,” said Dawn Lepore Chairman and CEO of drugstore.com. “This compelling and informative shopping experience makes is easier for customers to make choices that are right for them.”

The individually designed plans recommend products from more than 200 prestige beauty brands now available on beauty.com, which is owned by drugstore.com, a leading online provider of health, beauty, vision and pharmacy products.

With it’s revamped look, “Fragrance Finder” function, and free samples with purchase, Beauty.com is looking a lot like another online beauty retailer. Here’s a hint: S_PHORA

Would you like to solve the puzzle, or do you need to buy a vowel?

Let It Snow

Posted on by daneen in Bath and Body, Body Wash, Travel | Leave a comment

spongeables Let It SnowSpongeables Snowflake is a new foam-release system with aromatherapy that has a week’s (or more) worth of luxurious, skin-pampering cleansing and moisturizing, from neck to toe. The sponge is already infused with shower gel, shea butter, olive oil, and antioxidant Vitamins A & E. With a just-right massaging/exfoliating texture and blizzard of rich, thick suds, the Spongeables Snowflake is the perfect portable shower companion.

For frequent fliers, tuck one into a carry-on or in your checked luggage with no fear of leaks, spills, or the TSA making you put it in a Ziplock bag.

Available in cucumber melon, spicy mango, marine sunrise, sweet jasmine, and tangy grapefruit. Catch a snowflake today at Drugstore.com.

Sweet Feet

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footcare Sweet Feet

The time has come to reveal the winner of Spoiled Pretty’s giveaway, sponsored by Dr. Smith’s Foot Care. So without further ado…congratulations to Gee Winand! Gee is the winner of Dr. Smith’s four-part foot care system, which includes:

*Mineral Foot Soak
*Soy, Aloe, & Vitamin E Foot Cream
*Deodorizing Foot Wash
*Tea Tree Oil Anti-Fungal Treatment

 Sweet FeetSpecial thanks to Dr. Maasi J. Smith, founder and director of Rittenhouse Foot and Ankle Associates, for graciously sponoring this contest.

To learn more about Dr. Smith’s services, book an appointment, or purchase his foot care products online – click here.

Thanks to everyone who entered. Check back for another giveaway real soon…