OPI Black Shatter and the Katy Perry Collection

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I can’t remember the last time I was this excited about my nails. Peep my polish…I layered OPI‘s new Black Shatter over top of MAC Nail Lacquer in Soiree (from their Cham Pale collection) to create a rose gold leopard-esque print!

Black Shatter creates a crackled finish when applied over any dried nail polish (it doesn’t work on bare nails – I tried). It accompanies the Katy Perry Collection by OPI – which is gorgeous in its own right.

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Teenage Dream

 

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Not Like the Movies

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Last Friday Night

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The One That Got Away

When I saw an ad for this collection in one of my fashion magazines, I instantly fell for the glittery shades: Teenage Dream and Last Friday Night. But after OPI sent me some samples to review, the others won me over in a big way. At first glance, Not Like The Movies may look like your standard silver, but it’s actually a light purple and green duochrome that is perfect for those who love to rock an edgier nail. And The One That Got Away is the most beautiful berry shimmer I’ve seen in a long while.

I’ve been meaning to do some more swatches and post the pictures – which I still intend to do. So check back soon…

The Katy Perry Collection by OPI launches this month at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA, for $8.50 ($10.95 CAN) each.
Even though I already own one of each, I plan on buying (and hoarding) at least two more bottles of the Black Shatter…and I suggest you do the same.

20-30% Off at AnnTaylor.com

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Take 20% off your full-price purchase of $100 or more or take 30% off your full-price purchase of $200 or more at anntaylor.com. The offer is valid now through February 20, 2011 (To redeem, enter code 10801122334 at checkout). You’re welcome.

I already own this open cardigan in camel – and I’ve been meaning to pick up some other colors, but it kept slipping my mind. Good thing I’m absent-minded because I just snagged two more (in black and gray) – and I got the 20% off – plus one of the sweaters was half off with some other limited time offer.

Try Nice ‘N Easy Color Blend Foam For Free!

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Clairol’s Nice ‘n Easy is shaking up the hair color experience with its new Color Blend Foam. This new product offers a breakthrough experience, alleviating many of the application burdens associated with at-home hair color, while still maintaining the same dimensional color results Nice ‘n Easy is known for.

Wanna try Color Blend Foam for free? Clairol is giving away 100,000 boxes of the new hair color on its Facebook page between January 24th and January 27th (25,000 per day). All you have to do is visit the page and “like” Clairol to claim a free box.

Visitors to Clairol’s Facebook page will click on a link that takes them to a set of registration pages, so Clairol can collect their information and send a coupon for a free box of Color Blend Foam. The giveaway is open to any new or existing members of the group.

Fargo Fabulous: The Trapper Hat

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It’s freaking freezing right now in Philadelphia. Thank goodness I had the good sense to ask Santa for a trapper hat last month. If you live in a city or town where the mercury often hovers around (or dips below) zero, please do yourself a favor and pick up one of these toasty warm toppers.

Trapper hats are very trendy right now. But, honestly, I couldn’t care less how popular they are because they’re so damn practical.

On my walk to and from work, my trapper hat keeps my head so warm that I forget how frigid it is outside. And the (faux) furry flaps protect my ears from the bitter wind. Surprisingly, my trapper doesn’t ruin my do like I imagined it would. Once I arrive at the office, just a few seconds of finger styling refreshes and revives my hairstyle. 

Here are some stylish and affordable options:


So does the trapper hat get two manicured thumbs up? You betcha!

Allure’s Airbrushing of Aniston

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I’m no dummy. I realize that all fashion magazines dabble in the evil art of airbrushing, but the latest cover of Allure Magazine is on another level. That doesn’t even look like Jennifer Aniston. In fact, it doesn’t even look entirely human!

Tell me – what’s the point of putting a beautiful and easily recognizable celebrity on your cover if you’re going to alter her picture to the point where people can’t recognize her?

Makeup Mondays With Mario: Tips For Lasses With Glasses

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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.

Hi Mario,

I’m a makeup junkie and a big fan of yours – so this is very exciting being able to ask you a question personally. Anyway, here’s my problem. I wear glasses and I need advice on wearing eye makeup. I think my eyes are my best feature, so I want to show them off. But I don’t want to go so heavy that my glasses will magnify everything and make me look crazy. Do you have any tips? Thanks!

-Tanya

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Thank you, Tanya!  This is a good question that I don’t get asked often about so I’m glad to help!  I’ll start out by saying that if you wear glasses, you should look and feel equally beautiful as when you’re not wearing them.  A nice pair of glasses can even lift the eyes and face if the shape points towards the outer corners and isn’t too round. 

Keep the eye makeup simple because, like you mentioned, everything tends to look magnified. Magnified lashes could be gorgeous – but flecks of glitter or super shimmery shadow in the crease?  Not so gorgeous. Use natural tones that suit your eye and skin tone and stick with textures that are matte or satin-like. I love a nicely drawn line on the upper lid for definition and it’s important to curl the lashes and apply and even coat of mascara to top and bottom lashes. 

Eyebrows should be groomed and filled in – if needed – as well. You can really have a good time trying on different pairs of frames in colors that flatter your makeup and skin tone. Another look I really love is a red matte lip paired with clean eyes and a bit of highlighter on the cheekbones – it’s sexy and confident.  What more could you ask for? 

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!

Makeup Mondays With Mario: Brushes That Won’t Break The Bank

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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.

Mario,

How are you? I have been following your work and reading your blog for a couple of years now and you are my go-to guy for anything makeup and beauty related. I noticed in pictures that you have a ton of brushes that seem to be from different brands and I know that good quality brushes are important. Can you please recommend brushes that are good but affordable and preferably from one company? I have a couple of MAC brushes but I can’t really afford to buy a whole set right now. Thanks in advance and Happy Holidays!

-Danielle

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Hi Danielle,

I totally understand where you’re coming from when it comes to brushes being pricy! Finding very good, inexpensive brushes that last long and work well will sometimes require a bit of research. Research and testing takes all the fun out of it so heres my recommendation that I’m certain you will be very happy with. Try Sigma brushes. Sigma is a line of professional brushes that are all high quality and won’t break the bank. They offer a bunch of brush sets that you can choose from as well as individual brushes.

Happy Holidays to you as well and 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!

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.

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