New Years Beauty Resolutions on the NBC 10! Show

Good day, miladies! This morning, I made another appearance on the NBC 10! Show.

I love that they post the videos online so that – whether or not you live in Philadelphia – I can share my beauty tips and product picks with all of my spoiled pretties.

In this morning’s segment, I named five common beauty resolutions for the new year and featured fabulous products (from MAC, CoverGirl, GO SMiLE, Dermalogica and NARS) that will help you keep those resolutions.

Give it a looksee…


View more news videos at: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/video.

Spoiled Pretty Featured in Woman’s World Magazine!

Woman%2527s+World+Magazine+Spoiled+Pretty+Best+Candles Spoiled Pretty Featured in Womans World Magazine!

If you pick up the latest issue of Woman’s World (Paula Deen is the cover girl) and turn to page 42…BAM! There I am!

Seriously, though…I am beyond flattered that the magazine asked me to participate in their You Deserve The Best column, which features product picks from “in-the-know experts.”

Women’s World asked me to name the best candles, and they included a quote about one of my faves from Yankee Candle. Click the image above to read why I love it so.

Here are some other luminaries that love:

Shampure Soy Wax Candle by Aveda: It might be a stretch to call Aveda’s Shampure Candle the best-smelling candle of all time, considering that I’ve only been on this earth to judge for 32 years. But I’m going to give it that title anyway because I dare someone to find me one more wonderfully fragrant. Its calming aroma of 25 pure flower and plant essences, which reminds me of a trip to the spa, helps me to unwind at the end of the day. This candle smells so good, I want to petition Aveda to create a body wash, lotion, perfume and deodorant in the same scent (they already have a Shampure shampoo and conditioner). It’s that good!

Godiva Home Fragrance Collection: Last year, Godiva unveiled a new way for chocoholics, like me, to get their fix. The Godiva Home Fragrance Collection included five scented candles (Milk Chocolate Truffle, Raspberry Ganache, White Chocolate Magnolia, Peppermint Bark, Black Almond Truffle) of deep chocolate-colored wax infused with cocoa butter. Unfortunately, these mouth-watering candles were limited-edition and they don’t really sell them anymore…not really sure why, considering they are AMAZING! Anyway, I recently did some Internet sleuthing and located some at bathandbodyworks.com (they just sold out there, but you can also purchase at Amazon.com). They make the perfect holiday gift, so I snatched up a few – and I’m giving them to the wonderful teachers at Westley’s daycare to thank them for taking such great care of my baby.

Bougie Candle: I recently discovered Bougie Candle, a wonderful collection of seven candles made with all natural soy wax that is free of any genetically modified materials, dyes, herbicides or pesticides. And because they are scented with essential oils, the candles provide aromatherapeutic benefits. My favorite is Nurture, a blend of vanilla and ylang ylang that has calming properties.

Do you have a favorite candle? I’m always on the hunt to try new things, so share your faves in the comments section below.

$2 Urban Decay Sale at HauteLook!

Fall+2010+Urban+Decay+Collection $2 Urban Decay Sale at HauteLook!

OMG…OMG…OMG. Mark your calendar and set your alarm. Tomorrow, a selection of Urban Decay products will go on sale at HauteLook.com. And get this…everything will be priced at $2! That’s right, I just found out via Twitter*:

@UrbanDecay411: It’s true – we’re hitting HauteLook with a mindblowing $2 Sale – everything will be $2 (yes, we mean brushes too!)

The Urban Decay sale starts at 11am ET.

If you’re not already a member of HauteLook, I highly suggest that you join right now – so you’re signed up and ready to shop when the sale kicks off on Monday. $2 Urban Decay products won’t last longer than a hot minute, so don’t be tardy for this party!

*Speaking of Twitter, follow me (I’m @spoiledpretty) for the latest beauty news and best product reviews.

Beauty Bloggers For Charity

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This holiday season, shop some pretty products that make you more beautiful – inside and out…

BeautyBloggers.org is the collaboration of almost 50 beauty bloggers (I’m one!) and brands. In the spirit of the holidays, we wanted to make a meaningful contribution to charity – knowing that the most effective donation to any charity is cash.

So we’re putting our makeup on the auction block. Covetable items include products from Aveda, Benefit, Bobbi Brown, Caudalie, Chanel, China Glaze, CoverGirl, Dior, Essie, Estee Lauder, Giorgio Armani, Lancome, MAC, OPI, Philosophy, Stila, Tarte, Urban Decay and many more!

Winning bids will be donated directly to Doctors Without Borders.

BeautyBloggers.org is the brainchild of fellow blogger and swatch queen, Karla Sugar. “We’re raising money for Doctors Without Borders because women are always disproportionately affected in any disaster. This organization is committed to bringing quality medical care to people in crisis, regardless of race, religion, or political affiliation. They treat rape victims in Papua New Guinea; they make sure women don’t die in childbirth in Pakistan; they helped flood victims in Mexico and earthquake victims in Haiti. They work in 65 countries around the world, and your donation will make an immediate impact.”

The auction is live now, and will close on Monday, December 20 at 5 pm CST.

Winter Revitalizing Spa Kit Giveaway!

After a long hiatus, Spoiled Pretty is back on the giveaway train. This week, I’m partnering with P&G Beauty and Grooming and we’re gifting five readers with The Winter Revitalizing Spa Kit. Available at WalMart, it’s an affordable gift option for anyone on your list.

spa+kit Winter Revitalizing Spa Kit Giveaway!

The Winter Revitalizing Spa Kit gives even the most hectic hostess some much needed holiday season R&R. Turn your home into a pampering paradise with a Fabreeze Noticeables Candle, comfy slippers, Olay Ribbons Body Wash and Olay Quench Body Lotion. Housed in a reusable bath caddy, the kit also comes with a special gift for you or the beauty fanatic in your life – a year’s subscription to Allure!

Enter to win by leaving a message in the comments section. Make sure to leave your email or another way for me to get in touch, just in case you get lucky!

Contest is open to U.S. residents. The giveaway ends at noon (EST) on Wednesday, December 22, 2010. Good luck!

Makeup Mondays With Mario: Faking Freckle-Free Skin

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Celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic is answering your burning beauty questions!!! Every Monday, he will answer a beauty/skin care question as part of a weekly column on Spoiled Pretty, Makeup Mondays with Mario.

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Hi Mario!

So, I’m sure you hear this all the time, but you are a genius! I really like your style and technique, so here is a question for you. I have freckles all over my face and pale-ish skin. I HATE my freckles and even though people may say they are cute, I want CLEAR FRECKLE-FREE SKIN…ha ha (so please don’t say freckles are cute LOL). I know I can’t make them disappear, but is there any way I can still look pretty with freckles? Or even a cheap way to get rid of them or cover them? I won’t hide them all of the time, but it would be nice to have clear, tanned skin. How can I achieve this?

Thanks,
Alice 

Hi Alice,

A great way to conceal freckles is to get a spray tan.  This especially would be good in your case because you also want your skin more tanned.  The color will last for about a week or so and with the tan, you avoid having to use heavy foundations and bronzers.  I don’t recommend applying a full coverage foundation to cover freckles.  If you do choose to do so, the foundation shade must be as close to your natural skin color as possible.
Thanks for visiting Makeup Mondays with Mario!

xo,
Mario

Got a question for Mario? Email your makeup and skin care queries to spoiledprettyquestions@gmail.com, and check back next Monday to read Mario’s expert advice!

QVC Sale For Charity: December 3-5, 2010

qvc QVC Sale For Charity: December 3 5, 2010

Get a great deal while giving back at the QVC Sale for Charity!

Net proceeds benefit breast and ovarian cancer research and education through The Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation (FFCF) and the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF).

Choose from shoes, apparel, handbags, accessories and beauty from your favorite brands such as BCBGeneration, Cole Haan, Jessica Simpson, Kenneth Cole, Laura Geller, Michael Kors, Nine West, Theory and many more!

Sale prices will be $5-$50 on items with Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices of $15-$598+. Buy 5 pairs of shoes, get the 6th pair free! All sales are final. Quantities are limited. Payment by cash, check or credit card. This sale is open to the public with new items added every day.

Here’s a sneak peek of the merchandise:

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MICHAEL Michael Kors Leather High Heel Ankle Boots
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Cole Haan Leather High Heel Sandals w/Nike Air
s5370.001 QVC Sale For Charity: December 3 5, 2010
Coach Suede with Snake Embossed Detail Platform Booties
s5439.001 QVC Sale For Charity: December 3 5, 2010
Lucky Brand Leather Convertible Crossbody Bag
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B. Makowsky Embossed Leather Double Handle Shopper

When:

Friday, December 3, 10am-6pm
Saturday, December 4, 10am-4pm
Sunday, December 5, 12 Noon -4pm

Where:

QVC Studio Park
1200 Wilson Drive
West Chester, PA 19380

Makeup Mondays With Mario: Long Lashes Undermining Your Mascara?

mmwmd Makeup Mondays With Mario: Long Lashes Undermining Your Mascara?

Celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic is answering your burning beauty questions!!! Every Monday, he will answer a beauty/skin care question as part of a weekly column on Spoiled Pretty, Makeup Mondays with Mario.

Hi Mario!

First and foremost, I’m an epic fan of your work! The advice you give is extremely helpful. So, I was hoping that you could help me out with one particular struggle I have with applying makeup. I have a problem with mascara. My makeup looks hot when I leave the house but 2 hours later I get mascara smudges right below my eyebrows! I don’t know what to do. I have tried every single brand of mascara you can possibly think of! When I go to MAC or any counter they say to use a good primer and this and that and they sell it to me. I use it and still get the smudges. What do you recommend? Or am I stuck with my super long eyelashes and carrying my 224 brush everywhere I go?

Thanks!
Amanda

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Hi Amanda,

Thanks so much. The mascara smudges right below your brows are a result of oily eyelids. I’m sure there are a lot of women reading this and wishing they had your “issue,” LOL.  As the day progresses, your eyelids begin to produce more oils and your lashes are smudging on the lid because oils break down and melt makeup. I say you stick with your preferred waterproof mascara and try applying a mattyfying cream to your T-zone and also to the area around the brows. I like Max Anti-Shine Mattifying Gel by Peter Thomas Roth.  Follow with a dab of oil-free concealer or foundation and then seal the deal with a translucent setting powder. Instead of using a brush to apply the powder, use a damp sponge and press it onto the skin. Sweep away the access powder with a clean blending brush. Try Luminous Translucent Loose Powder by Motives Cosmetics. This technique will help with creating a barrier between oily skin and mascara. If your skin and mascara are both dry to the touch, there will be no more mess!  

Thanks for visiting Makeup Mondays with Mario!

xo,
Mario

Got a question for Mario? Email your makeup and skin care queries to spoiledprettyquestions@gmail.com, and check back next Monday to read Mario’s expert advice!

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