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

Magic Wand

Posted on by daneen in Waxing | Leave a comment

nads Magic WandFor the past few weeks, I’ve been running around looking like “a beast,” as my sister puts it.

Between work, traveling, and entertaining you all, I’ve been unable to schedule an appointment with the uber-talented woman who waxes my eyebrows and upper lip.*

Unkempt eyebrows, I can tolerate (luckily, mine don’t get thick and unruly)…but my moustache was getting a little out of control. So last night, I decided I couldn’t wait any longer – my lip needed to get de-fuzzified, and right quick. I am much too busy (and clumsy) for at-home waxes that need to be heated. So I decided to try Nad’s Facial Wand.

Stop. I know what you’re thinking. You’re remembering those Nad’s infomercials that aired, like, every 15 minutes during the 1990s. Yeah, they were hilarious – but seriously, this stuff really works! The pen-like applicator dispenses a small amount of gel, right where you want it. Simply apply the wax in the direction of hair growth, place the cotton backing strip over the gel, and press. Then, holding skin taut, quickly pull strip off in opposite direction of hair growth. That’s it!

The gel washes off with water, so it’s virtually goof-proof. Although this product can also be used on brows, I’m going to keep mine in the capable hands of my waxer. But I would definitely repurchase Nad’s Facial Wand to keep my upper lip area fuzz-free.

Nad’s products are available at Nads.com, Drugstore.com, Amazon.com, Ulta and at drugstores nationwide.

*If you’re in the Philadelphia area and in need of a waxer, email me at spoiledpretty@gmail.com and I’ll send you the contact information for mine. She’s fabulous!

Hobnob With Bobbi At Bloomingdale’s

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 Hobnob With Bobbi At Bloomingdales
Live or work in the NYC area? On Wednesday, November 14, brush up on your makeup savvy with beauty expert Bobbi Brown. Learn her signature tips and techniques and get answers to all your questions during a special appearance at Bloomingdale’s. Plus, receive a complimentary makeup lesson and personalized face chart from one of Bobbi’s Global Beauty Team makeup artists.

Bloomingdale’s 59th Street
Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Meet Bobbi: 11am-1pm
Meet Bobbi’s Global Beauty Team: 10am-7pm

Call 212.705.2057 to reserve your appointment.

Can I Get A…Fragrance?

Posted on by daneen in Celebrities, Perfume, Skin Care | Leave a comment

jayz.jg Can I Get A…Fragrance?Iconix Brand Group, Inc. announced today that it has entered into an exclusive global licensing agreement with Elizabeth Arden for the development, marketing and distribution of men’s and women’s fragrance, cosmetics, and skincare products for its leading lifestyle apparel brand Rocawear. The debut fragrance is due in stores in the fall of 2008.

“We are excited to partner with an industry giant such as Elizabeth Arden,” Jay-Z said. “The combination of their expertise in fragrance and our ability to affect popular culture will produce some incredible products and breathe excitement into the category.”

“Elizabeth Arden and Iconix have a successful history together, and we are thrilled to grow our relationship with this dynamic collaboration,” said E. Scott Beattie, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Elizabeth Arden. “The Rocawear name connects with the customer we want to attract. Adding Rocawear to our lineup of lifestyle fragrance brands allows us to further diversify our multi-dimensional brand portfolio and expand our reach to a young, modern consumer. Elizabeth Arden’s leadership in fragrance, coupled with the creative involvement of Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter and the team at Rocawear and Iconix, will provide us with a strong platform for success,” added Beattie.

Life Is Like A Box Of Chocolates

Posted on by daneen in Body Wash, Bronzer, Exfoliation, Lip Balm, Lotion, Perfume, Scrub | Leave a comment

Love chocolate, but watching your waistline? Next time you get a craving, put down the M&M’s (my personal weakness) and pick up one of the following products. They’re sure to satisfy any chocoholic’s sweet tooth!

Bath & Body

philipb body+wash Life Is Like A Box Of Chocolates
Chocolate Milk Body Wash by Philip B is a playful and magical experience that revives the spirit of your inner child and lends a spiritual youth jolt! Nurturing and skin conditioning, the aromatic rich scent is a treat from your nose to your toes and makes you feel 100% delicious.

origins cocoatherapy Life Is Like A Box Of Chocolates
When times are rough, let nature’s original physical therapist, pure Cocoa Extract, reveal your softer self. Origins Cocoa Therapy Body-Buffing Scrub helps delete skin-dulling debris and excess impurities.

spa+chocolat+gift+set Life Is Like A Box Of Chocolates
Prepare yourself for pampering with Spa Chocolate Gift Set by Not Soap, Radio – consisting of exfoliating sugared body polish, ultra-whipped cocoa butter body soufflé, and a purifying face mask all made with real cocoa, a dash of vanilla and a hint of nutmeg.

Fragrance

aquolina Life Is Like A Box Of Chocolates
Aquolina’s Chocolovers Sweet Kiss Gift Set includes a 1.7 oz Eau de Toilette Spray and a 0.27 oz Creamy Lip Color in a signature gift box.

csp amourdecacao Life Is Like A Box Of Chocolates
Dangerously alluring and passionately addictive, Comptoir Sud Pacifique’s Amour de Cacao offers a delicate and original alternative for vanilla lovers. With notes of unsweetened dark chocolate, vanilla, and bitter orange, this elegant confection lingers with a powdery exoticism.

Cosmetics

toofaced beautybalm Life Is Like A Box Of Chocolates
There’s just nothing sexier than a juicy, plump, healthy, satin-smooth pucker. Keep your lips in kissable shape with Too Faced Beauty Balm, a seductive lip balm infused with lip loving essential oils. The Chocolate Bunny shade (a chocolate-scented nude) keeps lips soft and supple.

sweeteauty lips Life Is Like A Box Of Chocolates
Sweet Beauty Lip Balms are formulated to moisturize, heal and protect, while pampering your lips with the delicious taste of chocolate. They are available in 5 degrees of chocolaty intensity.

bourjois powder Life Is Like A Box Of Chocolates
Bourjois Bronzing Powder and Kabuki Brush
give your skin a radiant, healthy glowing tan with a chocolate-orange scent.

Home

cocoabar Life Is Like A Box Of Chocolates
If you’re not eating chocolate, what’s the next best thing? A Cocoa Bar that looks and smells like the real thing…but can hold all sorts of things for you. Slide cards or photos in between the individual “pieces” to hold them up or use it as a soap dish or a paperweight. The possibilities are endless…and if all else fails, you can always take an intoxicating whiff. Chocoholics won’t be able to resist.

lauramercier chocolatetruffle Life Is Like A Box Of Chocolates
Laura Mercier Chocolate Truffle Candle diffuses a warm chocolate fragrance throughout the home. It blends top notes of almond with creamy espresso and a hint of Frangelico; the chocolate scent is warmed with a blend of vanilla, sweet maple and honey topped off with rose.

Message On A Bottle

Posted on by daneen in Body Wash, Bubble Bath | 1 Comment

sayitwithsuds Message On A Bottle
Send your greetings in a unique way with Greeting Card Bath and Shower Gels by Not Soap, Radio. Want to tell your mom, dad, sister, friend, roommate, or dog that they’re the best/coolest/greatest? Say it with suds!

These all-natural, shea nut, oil-enriched, vegan, bath gels are sure to show your appreciation and please everyone on your gift list.

Bride = honeysuckle
Bridesmaid = vanilla/coconut
Hostess = pearberry
Roommate = cherry almond
Mom-to-be = coco nilla lotion (for stretch marks)
Mom = honeysuckle
Sister = pear
Daughter = lavender vanilla
Dad = seaspray
Baby (gentle enough or newborns!) = lavender vanilla
Babysitter = apple
Grandma = gardenia
Friend = pear
Teacher = apple
Dog (can be used on humans too!) = herbal blend

I’m Lovin’ It

Posted on by daneen in I Digress, Video | 1 Comment

This post isn’t about about beauty, but I had to share. How entertaining is this new McDonald’s commercial? I get excited everytime it comes on TV. Too cute…

Lucky Number 13

Posted on by daneen in Coupon Code, Samples | 1 Comment

sephorafreebies Lucky Number 13The benevolent people at Sephora are offering free beauty goodies with any online order over $25.

Enter promo code GOODIES at checkout and an enormous array of 13 beauty samples is yours.

Hurry – this offer is valid while supplies last, and I suspect that these samples are going to go quick.

The get-pretty petites include:

Agent Provocateur Maîtresse Eau De Parfum (0.05 fl. oz.)
Benefit Do It Daily Oil Free Moisturizing Lotion SPF 10 (0.11 fl. oz.)
Cosmedicine MegaDose Skin Fortifying Serum (0.03 fl. oz.)
Frédéric Fekkai Glossing Cream (0.31 oz.)
Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Pour Homme (0.05 fl. oz.)
Giorgio Armani Code Pour Femme (0.05 fl. oz.)
LAVANILA Vanilla Blossom (0.05 fl. oz.)
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Nude (0.07 fl. oz.)
MD Skincare Hydra-Pure™ Firming Eye Cream (0.03 fl. oz.)
Ole Henriksen Invigorating Night Gel (0.10 oz.)
Tarte Mineral Powder Bronzer in Park Avenue Princess
Valentino Rock ‘n Rose (0.06 fl. oz.)
Vincent Longo Crème Concealer (0.05 fl. oz.)