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

Dermadoctor Physical Chemistry


One of my all-time favorite products is Dermadoctor KP Duty, a dual action body exfoliator that combines the benefits of a chemical peel and microdermabrasion. It was developed to treat chicken skin - those little red bumps that many people get on their upper arms. But, for years, I've been using it to exfoliate my legs pre-shave.  There's really no body exfoliator CONTINUE READING

Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Collection


I'm a huge fan of Quentin Tarantino and Pulp Fiction is one of my top 3 movies of all time (the others being The Sound of Music and The Godfather, Part II). Urban Decay is one of my top 3 beauty brands so I just about lost my mind when I heard about their limited-edition Pulp Fiction collection, which CONTINUE READING

The Shopaholic’s Guide To Web Deals

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webdeals The Shopaholics Guide To Web Deals
From Glamour.com:

Got the urge to splurge but not the bucks? No worries – online shopping gurus and Glamour’s beauty editor share the very best sites to find deals.

Adiscountbeautysupply.com gives up to 75 percent off on makeup, fragrance and more. Drugstore.com’s sister site beauty.com doles out free samples, along with regular special offers on yummy treats like Jaqua Pink Buttercream Frosting lip gloss.

Strawberrynet.com stocks a slew of discounted cosmetics and fragrances – and everything ships free.

Save on the “soap of the week” as well as scents and lotions at mistralsoap.com.

Beautydepot.com has deals on hair, skin and bath stuff—check out the “specials” link for major cuts.

And if you’re looking for designer fragrances like Clinique’s Happy and Sarah Jessica Parker’s Lovely, try beautyboutique.com.

How to pay less for anything?
So-called shopping bots search hundreds of online retailers for the best prices on practically any product in the universe. Try glimpse.com, pricegrabber.com, mysimon.com and dealtime.com; they all do the same thing but sometimes search different vendors, so it’s worth it to try a couple.

Happy shopping!

Cause-Metics

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 Cause Metics
Next time you’re at Whole Foods, after you load your basket with groceries, head on over to the body care section and look for PeaceKeeper Cause-Metics. This is a brand that should be on everyone’s lips (and fingertips) because it’s the first make-up company in history to donate all of its profits, after taxes, to women’s health and human rights advocacy issues. PeaceKeeper encourages women to use their power as consumers to make a difference.

PeaceKeeper balm Cause MeticsMy favorite PeaceKeeper Cause-Metics product is their Eco-Sensual Balm, a moisturizing and unisex stick that smells exactly like Wrigley’s Spearmint Gum. Eco-Sensual Balm soothes and hydrates lips with organic Palm, Jojoba, Coconut, and Virgin Olive oils – and is 73% organic and 100% vegan, natch.

The PeaceKeeper line also includes 12 Lip Paints, 10 Nail Paints, and 4 Lip Glosses.

PeaceKeeper Cause-Metics are sold at Whole Foods, Henri Bendel, Fred Segal, Marriott Spas, Earth Fare, and select Nordstrom stores.

Here’s The Skinny

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skinnyheadband3 Heres The Skinny
Fall has finally come to Philadelphia. Unfortunately, it brought steady rain and winds with it. On days like today, when I don’t feel like doing to much to my hair – because I know the weather will just un-do it – I pull it back into a pony or bun, then reach for a skinny headband. It adds polish to an otherwise bland hairstyle.

This look works better on hair that has a little texture, so if you’re working with freshly-washed hair, use a product like Ojon’s Animated Styling Cream or Dirt Texturizing Paste by Jonathan Product. To keep the headband in place all day, lightly spray the underside with hairspray before sliding into place.

headband Heres The SkinnyNordstrom has some gorgeous headbands, but I suggest getting more bang for your buck by purchasing yours at Urban Outftters, Forever 21, Goody.com, or Scunci.com.

Spoiled Pretty Tip: If traditional headbands give you a headache, look for ones with elastic banding on the back.

I Told You Not To Blow Your Dough

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Last week, MAC unveiled Antiquitease, a holiday collection inspired by the ornate excess of antiquity. But I warned you about being a spendthrift because MAC had bigger and better offerings on the horizon. Well, I hate to say “I told you so” (I’m lying), but I was right.

This week, beauty addicts hit the motherload as MAC unleashes Royal Assets, Heirlooms, Curiositease, Finery, and Viva Glamorous. Is your wallet ready?

From mac.com:

Royal Assets
 I Told You Not To Blow Your Dough
Stately in look, fabulously collectible: our gilded antique-inspired compacts for lips and eyes. With their magnificent assortment of shades and distinctly royal colour waves, who wouldn’t regard these as an asset?

Heirlooms
 I Told You Not To Blow Your Dough
Extol the virtues of the past while staying perfectly au courant – with our Heirlooms brush bags. Each features the antique signature of M·A·C Holiday with a full set of professional brushes. Available in three distinct collections: Face, Eye and Basic.

Curiositease
 I Told You Not To Blow Your Dough
In the majestic fashion of our holiday Antiquitease collection yet with a style and realm of its own. Handsome in their bearing, these mini colour sets come in a textured cream paper cylinder with gold or silver crown motifs. Inside, all your M·A·C favourites.

Finery
 I Told You Not To Blow Your Dough
Every Antiquitease adores her finery, including this petite purse of woven cream fabric with metallic thread and an ivory crown motif on the handle. Each contains three lipcolours of one colour scheme. Fabulously authentic in look and feel.

Viva Glamorous
 I Told You Not To Blow Your Dough
This season’s crowning glory: the VIVA GLAM compacts make their debut in their traditional red this year, embellished with our royal crown icon. Available in Cool and Warm palettes. Every cent of the purchase price goes to the M·A·C AIDS Fund.

Spoiled Pretty Tip: Receive FREE standard shipping with all purchases. Automatically applied at checkout. This offer is valid through midnight EST Saturday, October 27 on orders shipped to U.S. or Canadian addresses only.

Models And Mangoes

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Tonight’s episode of America’s Next Top Model entitled, “The Girl Who Gets A Mango,” had its fair share of famous faces – including the delectable Tyson Beckford and Miss Mary J.

But for me, the most exciting guest appearance was that of Lisa Price, creator of Carol’s Daughter, who founded the brand in her Brooklyn kitchen.

In honor of tonight’s eppy, it’s my pleasure to introduce you to a new product from Carol’s Daughter – Mango Mélange Shea Body Lotion. A luxurious blend of 15% shea butter, this moisturizer absorbs quickly and penetrates deeply to hydrate, condition, moisturize, soften and nourish dry skin for an ultra healthy glow.

And how cute was Saleisha when she was begging for some Carol’s Daughter leftovers?

I Heart SugarLoving

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sugarloving I Heart SugarLoving
If you’ve been active on the Sugar Network recently you’ve probably noticed one of their latest features: SugarLoving. The site allows you to submit your favorite stories from all over the web, then “heart” those that are interesting, relevant, and you want to share with others. In an effort to spread the SugarLoving lovin’, they are hosting a special Sugar Network contest.

vs card I Heart SugarLovingNext time you stumble upon a great link, they want you to submit it to SugarLoving. They’ll pick one random winner from the list of people that submit links between now and October 29 at 5 pm (PST) and award that person with a $500 gift card to Victoria’s Secret. You know how contests usually say “one entry per person”? This time you can enter as many times as you like!

While you’re on there, show Spoiled Pretty some link love.

Pick Up The Tempo!

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blandi tempo Pick Up The Tempo!
No time for hair repair? Here’s how to refuel your hair without wasting a moment: pick up Oscar Blandi’s Tempo! Hair Treatment Trio.

This sampler of three intensive hair restoration treatments (Trattamento al Fango conditions, Trattamento D’Alternanza exfoliates the hair and scalp, and Trattamento Di Jasmine strengthens and moisturizes) was created to give quick restorative benefits in just a few minutes.

And to make sure you stay on track, there’s a shower timer to make sure you’re not kept waiting while the products work overtime.

Only at Sephora.