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

Space Issues

Posted on by daneen in Bath and Body, Body Wash, Conditioner, Exfoliation, Hair, Lotion, Shampoo, Shave | Leave a comment

panacea Space Issues
Not Soap, Radio’s Portable Panacea Trios are designed specifically for those on the go, and those who have space issues.

“Whether you are flying out the door or flying around the world, running to work or running on the treadmill, this line will work for you.”

The entire line consists of 2 groupings – a hair care group and a body care group. Each contains 3 products, in individual bottles, held together with an overcap and an undercap. All bottles are flip-top and can stand up on their own.

The hair care trio consists of body wash, shampoo, and conditioner. The body care trio consists of body polish, shave gel, and lotion. Both sets are currently on sale for $12.

This Peel Makes Its Mark By Fading Yours

Posted on by daneen in Acne, Exfoliation, Hyperpigmentation, Peel | Leave a comment

Just now, my mom called asking me to recommend a facial peel for my sister, Lauren. There are many types of peels on the market, so I inquired about what kind of result Lauren was looking for. My mom explained that the Molton Brown Skinbalance Toning Lotion I had raved about was doing a great job of clearing up my sister’s blackheads – but the process was resulting in some hyper-pigmentation. It didn’t take me long to offer a suggestion…almost immediately, I remembered a product I purchased over a year ago – that yielded great results.

neutogena peel This Peel Makes Its Mark By Fading YoursUsed consistently (1-3 times per week), Neutrogena Advanced Solutions Acne Mark Fading Peel visibly reduces the appearance of post-acne marks. What I like most about the treatment is that it contains Salicylic Acid to prevent new breakouts from forming and discourage future marks. The product does a wonderful job of exfoliating skin…after using the peel, my skin had a healthy glow and was smooth as a toddler’s tuchis.

My only criticism is the smell – it isn’t pleasant, but it’s tolerable…and you get used to it after a while. In Spoiled Pretty’s opinion, it’s a small price to pay for smoother, clearer skin.

Available at Drugstore.com, Amazon.com, Walgreen’s, Eckerd, CVS, Rite Aid, Walmart and Kmart.

Very Sexy

Posted on by daneen in Celebrities, Eye Liner, Eye Shadow, Lipgloss, Lipstick, Video | 1 Comment

heidilipstick Very SexyNews flash…Heidi Klum is very sexy. Last month, her first signature makeup collection for Victoria’s Secret launched nationwide. Klum worked with VS makeup artist Linda Hay to create the limited-edition, must-have makeup so women can achieve her coveted runway and red carpet looks. Featuring eye-catching shimmer and a fresh neutral color palette, the Heidi Klum Collection for Very Sexy Makeup is perfectly timed and on-trend for sexy holiday party makeup looks.

The collection features:

Glitter Eye Liner in Bang ($12): a bronzy glitter liquid liner that can be worn alone or layered over black liner for a sexy “bang!”

Lip Gloss in Hot Coco ($12): a pale nude-pink shade flavored with yummy chocolate – Heidi’s personal touch!

Mosaic Eye Shadow in Beautiful ($18): four beautiful neutral shades that can take you from day to night.

Perfect Lipstick in Heidi ($13): inspired by Heidi’s own natural lip color, the pink shade has a sparkly overcoat.

The Heidi Klum Very Sexy Makeup Collection is available at Victoria’s Secret stores nationwide and on their website.

Have You Found The One?

Posted on by daneen in Perfume | 2 Comments

dolcegabbana theone Have You Found The One?
Dolce & Gabbana’s Light Blue perfume has been a favorite among women since its debut in 2001. Its mixture of Sicilian Citron, Granny Smith Apple, White Rose, and Amber is nice, but I never understood the hype. So on a recent trip to Sephora, when a saleswoman asked me if I’d like to try Dolce & Gabbana’s new fragrance, The One…well, I almost took a pass. But, as a beauty blogger, I have an obligation to neutrally report beauty news. I’m glad that I took one for the team because The One is warm, sensual, and sweet – just like we always dreamed ‘the one’ would be.

“The top notes radiate a vibrant luminosity, with a sun-touched citrus, while warm fruity notes of luscious lychee and succulent peach add to the delight. The passionate heart evokes an exploding femininity, with an opulent floral soul, creating a distinct, audacious signature. An unexpected hint of plum glows as the base finally blooms with luscious allure into the lasting warmth of vanilla and sweetened ambery-musk notes.”

The One is available at Amazon.com, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, and Sephora.

Easy On The Eyes

Posted on by daneen in Eye Shadow | 2 Comments

 Easy On The Eyes
The editors at Cosmopolitan have discovered a goof-proof way to create a perfectly blended eyeshadow look. With Color On Professional Instant Eye Shadow Applicators, you just press the pre-made mineral shadow sticker over your lids then peel off to leave behind a soft wash of multi-tonal color. These single-use, hypoallergenic applicators require no makeup skills, no brushes, or secondary applicators.

 Easy On The EyesImagine an eye shadow that is waterproof, crease-proof, and long-wearing that transfers to the eyelid with just a touch. Voila – it’s like your own makeup artist on call.

Available on the ColorOn website.

I Scream, You Scream

Posted on by daneen in Hair | Leave a comment

organix I Scream, You ScreamAs a little girl, my favorite flavor and scent was vanilla. Not much has changed since then, as I still have a bit of a sweet tooth – and not just when it comes to food. That’s why I am so excited to try Organix Soft & Silky Vanilla Silk Blow Dry Cream.

It’s made with 100% Tahitian Vanilla Bean Oils and silk amino proteins to nourish and strengthen hair. Organix promises that the cream’s “heat memory” lengthens the life of your style, while providing thermal protection from the heat of blow dryers, curling irons, and other hair styling tools. And Lucky Magazine says it smells like vanilla ice cream.

Why am I still writing about this and not out buying it?

Organix products are available at Target, Walmart, Walgreen’s, Amazon.com, and CVS.

Don’t Leave Home Without Them

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lindenleaves1 Dont Leave Home Without ThemLinden Leaves makes the most irresistibly fragrant, effervescent Bath Discs – enriched with moisturizing sweet almond oil to promote smooth, nourished skin. Next time you’re traveling for work, take a few of these bath bombs on the road with you. After a warm soak in the tub, when people inquire whether you’re in town for business or pleasure, you can coyly answer “both.”

Available in Fig Licorice; Ginger Peach; Ginseng and Orange Blossom; Green Tea and Lime Leaf; and Passionfruit and Echinacea.