Holy Grail Translucent Powder

3c translucent face powder Holy Grail Translucent Powder
I used to think that truly translucent powder was a thing of myth…like the Yeti. I’ve finally found one (powder, not Yeti) – and I’m hooked!

Trae Bodge, Creative Director and Co-Founder of gave me a jar of their Translucent Powder when I visited her in February. My parched face didn’t need it then, but I’m starting to need it now. And come summertime, this will be my secret weapon against Philly humidity and the greasy face that typically results.

translucent powder Holy Grail Translucent PowderNo matter your complexion, this product has you covered…literally. But thanks to the ultra-light and extraordinarily sheer formula, all anyone will see is you. Given that most women are one shade in the winter and another during the warmer months, save some time and money and buy one powder that works year-round.

Three Custom Color Specialists Translucent Powder is available loose or pressed, and can be worn on bare skin or over makeup.

Goody, Goody Hairbrush

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Given the exorbitant amount of money that I invest in my hairstyling products, tools, and accessories, you would think that I would put more consideration into my combs and brushes. That’s what you would think, but you’d be wrong.

I’m embarrassed to admit how long I used my old hairbrushes. So I won’t even go there. Let’s just say that my brushes were so old and so busted that they probably did my hair more harm than good. So when I heard about Goody’s new Mosaic collection, I immediately decided to upgrade.

Mosaic is the company’s first line of styling tools developed specifically with diverse hair textures in mind. If you’ve got “ethnic” hair – whether it’s relaxed, natural, curly, wavy, straight, short or long – you must invest in this collection.

According to Goody, “Today, over 30 percent of the American population is multicultural. In a recent study, hair was found to be the single most important beauty priority with both the African American and Hispanic female consumer.”

In creating the Mosaic line, Goody consulted with Chuck Amos, celebrity stylist to Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Jada Pinkett-Smith and Kelis. The collection includes tools in a variety of categories – brushes, combs, rollers, wraps, and at-home salon tools.

Mosaic’s most unique item is, hands down, the new relaxer sponge applicators. If you’ve got relaxed hair, you know that most applicators have bristles that can scrape the the skin, causing the scalp to sting or burn. But these disposable applicators are made of sponge to be gentle on your scalp and are firm enough for even application.

mosaic relaxed+hairbrush Goody, Goody HairbrushBut back to the brushes…Mosaic boasts several different types, for all kinds of hair textures – even curly! But my two new beloved brushes are the Mosaic Ouchless Brush for Relaxed Hair (left) and the Mosaic So Smooth Ceramic Boar Cushion Brush. The former, made especially for chemically straightened hair and extensions, gently styles hair to minimize breakage. And the latter’s natural and synthetic bristles leave my hair glossy and frizz-free.

Mmm Mmm Goody!

Mosaic by Goody ($1.49-$12.99) is available at mass market retailers nationwide.

Brights Done Right

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The brightly colored eyes that are on-trend right now are so hot! But it seems like such a daunting task to replicate the look for real life, right? Not so, say the experts at Shu Uemura.

tricolorpencil Brights Done RightThe Rebirth Collection Tri-Color Eye Pencil is a stacked eye crayon, made up of three coordinating shades. It has a soft, creamy texture that glides across skin, without tugging. Use as a liner, or blend on the entire eyelid as an eyeshadow.

The limited-edition pencils come in shades Aqua Flow (cool tones of green and blue) and Energy Flow (warm tones of yellow and peach).

Check out my Aqua Flow swatches.
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Available at ShuUemura.com, Sephora.com and NeimanMarcus.com.

Stila Gets Catty: New Ways To Wear Kitten!

Stila has come up with two new ways to wear their cult fave shadow, Kitten.

stilakitten Stila Gets Catty: New Ways To Wear Kitten!
Silk Eye Shadow Wash is a portable water-based, liquid-to-powder shadow. The universally flattering pink champagne shade is pretty on the lid, and on the brow bone or inside corners of the eyes as a highlighter.

stilakittengloss Stila Gets Catty: New Ways To Wear Kitten!
Stila’s new Silk Shimmer Gloss delivers the award-winning golden pink shine to the lips. Enriched with silk proteins and vitamins, this gloss is destined to become a classic in its own right.

Plus, get free shipping on any order that includes a new summer item. Use promo code SUMMER at checkout.

Addicted To Fast Food, Plus An AG Giveaway!

Lately, my hair has been smelling like fish…and I love it!

ag fastfood Addicted To Fast Food, Plus An AG Giveaway!AG Hair Cosmetics fast food leave on condition nourishes and detangles my dehydrated hair. Plus the delish, saccharine scent reminds me of Swedish Fish – one of my four major food groups when I was in college.

fast food’s light cream formula doesn’t weigh down my baby fine locks, and helps prevent split ends, adds moisture, and shine. AG’s #1 conditioner is especially effective on coarse, thick hair.

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In February, AG Hair Cosmetics was asked to contribute their best and brightest products to the Official GRAMMY Awards gift bag. The all-star lineup included their top five products: re:coil curl activator, fast food leave-on conditioner, welding paste extreme hold paste, plastique extreme hold volumizer, and tech two colour protection shampoo. Grammy presenters and performers like Rihanna, Carrie Underwood and Kanye West were recipients of these amazing AG products – and now you can be too…because Spoiled Pretty is partnering with AG Hair Cosmetics for this week’s giveaway!

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To enter, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com – be sure to include your full name. The subject line should read “AG Giveaway.” The contest ends at 9pm EST on Sunday, April 13th. A winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, April 14th, I’ll announce the winner’s name. Please, only one entry per person; duplicate entries will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. & Canadian residents only.

Death By Blogging

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This past weekend, The New York Times ran an interesting article on how the round-the-clock, sedentary lifestyle of bloggers can have a detrimental effect on their health.

CNN picked up on the story, and chatted with Perez Hilton about the risks of being a blogger. Click here to watch the video.

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