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

It’s Giveaway Time Again – Win Dr. Smith’s Foot Care!

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 Its Giveaway Time Again   Win Dr. Smiths Foot Care!Recently, while flipping through the pages of Philadelphia Magazine, I came across an article about an extraordinary foot care product line developed by a local podiatrist. Immediately, I contacted Dr. Maasi Smith of Rittenhouse Foot & Ankle Associates and asked if he would send me some of his products to try. Not only was Dr. Smith happy to oblige, he generously agreed to sponsor a Spoiled Pretty giveaway!!!

The average person takes between 3,000 and 6,000 steps each day. However, when we decide to pamper ourselves, more often than not, it’s our poor feet that take a back seat. Proper foot care is important for our overall health, but Dr. Smith’s Foot Care proves that it can also be therapeutic, relaxing, and fun!

One winner will recieve Dr. Smith’s four-part foot care system, which includes:

Mineral Foot Soak – an awesome soak for tired, overworked, and aching feet, this product gently cleanses, exfoliates, and moisturizes in one simple step.

Soy, Aloe, & Vitamin E Foot Cream – softens, hydrates, and heals skin with natural ingredients; absorbs quickly with no greasy residue.

Deodorizing Foot Wash – made with plant extracts and essential oils, this citrus and mint fragranced wash cleans and deodorizes tootsies.

Tea Tree Oil Anti-Fungal Treatment – this mint-scented oil deeply penetrates to destroy nail fungus and transform embarassing, thick toenails.

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment in the comments section below by 9 pm EST on Monday, November 19th – be sure to include your name and email address. Or email me at spoiledpretty@gmail.com if you’re uncomfortable posting your email address below.

A winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Tuesday, November 20th, I’ll announce the winner’s name. Please, only one comment per person; duplicate comments will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. & Canadian residents. Good luck!

Click here to watch Dr. Smith talk about how the shoes you wear can affect the health of your feet – and how his products can help.

Grooming Guru To Visit DC

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 Grooming Guru To Visit DCTony Sosnick, the grooming guru behind Anthony Logistics for Men, is coming to Washington, DC on Friday, November 16th to share his shaving expertise and give skin consultations at the Blue Mercury store in Dupont Circle. Although marketed to men, these products are just as effective on those of us with two X chromosomes.

There will be a cocktail party from 3-7pm where you can meet Tony and learn all about:

Grooming Gifts for the Holidays – With holiday season approaching, subtle ways the ladies can be a positive influence without offending.

How to Winter-ize Your Skin Routine – Tips on switching over everything from your moisturizer and general routine from the hot humidity of summer to the cold and dry days of winter.

5 Steps to the Perfect Shave – From the temperature of the water to the direction of your blade, what every guy needs to know.

Shaving Tips for Girls, from a Grooming Guru – Just because shorts and miniskirts have gone into hibernation doesn’t mean your razor should follow suit; Tony will share his expertise on the steps to get a super smooth shave.

The Dupont Circle Blue Mercury store is located at 1619 Connecticut Avenue NW. For more information about this event, call 202.462.1300.

Taking It All Off

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You’ve been told time and time again – don’t sleep in your makeup. But we’ve all done it. I can’t even begin to count the number of times I’ve stumbled home from a long day at work (okay, okay…more like a long night at the club/bar) and passed out on my bed without removing my makeup.

But the truth is that sleeping in your makeup is a major beauty faux pas. Skin repairs and renews itself while you’re asleep, which is why it’s so important to wash off your makeup (as well as the daily dirt and grime that builds up on the skin) before your pretty head hits the pillow. Going to sleep with makeup on increases your odds of waking up with clogged pores, or worse – a pimple! Doesn’t it make sense to take 2 minutes to wash your face at night, rather than spend 2 or more days treating a blemish?

If you don’t trust yourself to be responsible, make it easy on yourself. Wear mineral makeup, like Bare Minerals or Sheer Cover. Or use makeup remover wipes; Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes dissolve all traces of dirt, oil, and make-up – even waterproof mascara – but are gentle enough for contact lens wearers and those with sensitive skin.

Bargain Beauty

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If you’re in the Greater Philadelphia area, might I suggest a trip to the new Philadelphia Premium Outlets? Located in Limerick, PA (ironically, somewhat far from Philadelphia), the outlet mall boasts designer brands such as Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, Coach, Michael Kors, and Neiman Marcus.

My favorite discovery, however, was the handful of beauty stores – which offer jaw-dropping discounts on cosmetics, bath and body products, and fragrances…I’m talking 25-65% off!

The Cosmetics Company Store carries an impressive selection of products from Bobbi Brown, Clinique, Darphin, Estee Lauder, MAC, Origins, and Prescriptives – just to name a few. The Lancome Company Outlet sells select makeup, skincare, and fragrances. There’s also a Crabtree & Evelyn outlet, as well as two perfume discounters.

Before you take the trip to Limerick, make sure to sign up for the VIP Shopper Club to receive exclusive discounts, a coupon book, and insider news on your favorite brands!

Feel Nice, Give Twice

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This holiday season, Cake Beauty wants to stir things up and make gift giving something to truly feel good about. Give Twice, their limited edition holiday collection, will warm your heart and keep our earth cool. They teamed with the nonprofit organization, Zerofootprint, to calculate and offset all carbon dioxide emissions generated during the manufacturing and shipping of the Give Twice collection. Donations will be given to a certified reforestation project.

 Feel Nice, Give TwiceFeel good about giving…give once to a friend, or to yourself and a second time to our world with Cake Beauty’s limited edition Mint Cashmere Cream Collection. The Mint Cashmere Cream Glistening Bath & Shower Froth envelops your skin in hydrating suds that leave behind a delectable, Peppermint Pattie-esque fragrance. The Mint Cashmere Cream Glistening Supreme Body Mousse nourishes with coconut oil, macadamia nut oil, and mango butter. Both are kissed with a shimmer of light-reflecting mica that make skin appear smooth and even…perfect for those festive holiday get-togethers!

After using it, I felt minty fresh – and my husband said I smelled “yummy.” Does it get any better than that?

Click here to find where you can get a piece of Cake.

Stila’s Virtual Warehouse Sale

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 Stilas Virtual Warehouse Sale
I’m so excited to announce that Stila is having a Virtual Warehouse Sale, with discounted cosmetics from 50%-75% off!

Click here to stock up on Lip Glaze ($8.00), Eye Shadow Trios ($9.60), Gift Sets (starting at $10.50), and lots more!

Hurry, these babies are selling like hotcakes!

Baby Your Baby’s Skin

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When it comes to beauty, you are a woman who demands nothing but the best. But what about your baby? Why should your little beauty junkie in-the-making settle for Johnson & Johnson?

californiababy Baby Your Babys SkinIn 1991, Jessica Iclisoy was concerned about the potentially harmful ingredients that she found in her son’s baby shampoo, so she turned a personal interest in healthful living into a professional mission to create safe products.

Today, she is President of California Baby, an L.A. based, all-natural baby care line. California Baby, which is sold online at californiababy.com and at Whole Foods and specialty stores around the country, includes the popular staple product California Baby Shampoo & Bodywash, as well as aromatherapy bubble baths with names like Overtired & Cranky and Chamomile & Herbs.

California Baby is also wonderful for older children, as well as adults who want to baby their sensitive skin.