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

Beauty Tips for a Jerseylicious Summer!

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Hairstylists Tracy DiMarco and Anthony Lombardi, stars of The Style Network’s hit Jerseylicious, share their top 10 summer beauty tips with Spoiled Pretty readers…

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Tracy says:

1. “Condition: The sun makes your hair dry and dead. So while you’re laying out, put some leave-in conditioner or use a treatment in your hair to prevent damage.”

2. “A tan is a must have! But no tan is worth ruining your skin. Make sure you throw on sunscreen even if it’s a low number sunscreen like 4! Just don’t put baby oil on!”

3. “Get yourself a Maxi dress. It can come in handy as a cover up for your bathing suit or could be cute for dinner right from the beach/pool.”

4. “Summer is great for hats. Either a big floppy hat to block the sun or a cute straw fedora to match your sundress.”

5. “Make-up is not necessary for the beach. But a bare face isn’t right either. So put on some mascara on top and bottom lashes, it will brighten up your eyes! Never know when you’ll run into a cutie on the beach!”

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Anthony advice:

1. “Add some summer highlights – doesn’t have to be a lot – just a few to give a sun-kissed glow.”

2. “Get an anti-frizz treatment. Summer humidity can cause a very bad hair day and GKhair or Bio Ionic Kerasmooth can be lifesavers.”

3. “When out in the sun, put 1 pint of Lakme Sun Care treatment in a spray bottle to 2 pints of water, and keep spraying and coming your hair all day. It helps with sun damage.”

4. “If you’re a guy and you’re bald out in the sun, wear a sunscreen on your head with a SPF of at least 30.”

5. “Ponytails are timeless classics.”

For more Jerseylicious scoop, don’t miss my interview with Tracy, Olivia and Alexa!

This Week’s Deals at CVS

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Sorry for the late notice, but I thought you should know about some of the great deals that CVS.com is offering this week. CVS is my favorite drugstore for beauty shopping and these deals offer the perfect opportunity to stock up on beauty products!

 This Weeks Deals at CVS

1. Beginning of Summer Spectacular Beauty Sale! Now through Sunday 6/19, pamper yourself with buy one Essence of Beauty product, get a second item for FREE on CVS.com! Pick up make-up brushes plus lotions, creams and soaps in fun summer scents that will keep you looking and feeling great all season!

2. Don’t let the heat damage your hair this summer! Now through Sunday 6/19, all John Frieda hair products are a huge 25% off on CVS.com, including the Full Repair hair restoring product line!

3. Stock up on beauty essentials! Now through Sunday 6/19 stock up on your summer beauty essentials including cotton swabs and make-up remover with CVS.com 20% off sitewide! Enter coupon code: GET20SITEWIDE to begin saving.

Shoppers can follow CVS/pharmacy on Twitter @CVS_Extra and Facebook to learn about upcoming promotions.

Philosophy Friends and Family: Take 25% Off

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Take 25% off your order at philosophy.com and Philosophy flagship stores, through June 16. No minimum!!! Enter philosophy25 at checkout.

Wondering what to put in your cart? Check out some of my Philosophy faves.

40% Off at Banana Republic

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For a few weeks, I was eyeing up a fedora at Banana Republic. While Mr. Spoiled Pretty and I were shopping there one day and I was waiting for him to pay for his khaki shorts, I perused the racks and tried on some hats. I always thought fedoras were a little pretentious in an “I’m trying hard to look effortlessly hip” kind of way – so I was shocked by how hard I fell for this hat. But I wasn’t crushing on its $45 price tag (I’m cheap).

So I left the hat in the store – and that bastard haunted my dreams for weeks – until I returned to the store and adopted it. In fact, I bought two different styles (the ones pictured) because I was equally smitten and couldn’t make a decision to save my life (I’m a Libra, so this happens quite often). Lucky for me, my co-worker had given me a coupon for 30% off – so my purchase wasn’t such a big blow to my wallet. But to be honest, I wear these fedoras so often that even if I had paid full price, it would have been worth it. They up the cool factor of almost any outfit – and I get at least one compliment (from friends and strangers on the street) every time I wear them.

banana+republic+navy+and+white+fedora 40% Off at Banana Republic

The reason why I’m telling you all this is because Banana Republic is having a “Power Lunch” sale today. For three hours, you can get 40% off your full-priced purchase – in stores and online (enter promo code BRPOWER at checkout). So if you’ve been eyeing up anything at Banana, now’s your time to pounce.

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You’re welcome…and happy shopping!

eos Lip Balm Summer Pack Giveaway!

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Don’t just leave it to your wardrobe and handbag collection to sport the season’s hottest colors! Fill your purse, makeup or beach bag this summer with the ultimate pastel accessory – eos’ new Lip Balm Smooth Sphere Summer Pack – complete with brand new, limited-edition flavors – Passion Fruit (purple) and Strawberry Sorbet (pink) – of USDA-certified organic and 100% natural lip balm!

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Just like eos’ other flavored Lip Balm Smooth Spheres (Summer Fruit, Sweet Mint, Honeysuckle Honeydew, Lemon Drop SPF 15 and Anti-Bacterial Tangerine) these new fruity flavors, packaged in powder pink and lavender soft-to-the touch spheres, are petrolatum, paraben and gluten-free, and contain moisturizing and nourishing ingredients shea butter, jojoba oil and vitamin E to keep your lips soft, smooth and smiling all summer long!

eos 2011 Lip Balm Smooth Sphere Summer Pack retails for $5.99 at Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Target.com and EvolutionofSmooth.com.

But this week, you can try these balms for FREE because Spoiled Pretty and eos are partnering for a giveaway!

To enter, follow me on Twitter (I’m @spoiledpretty), then tweet this message:

Follow @spoiledpretty & RT to enter to win eos’ new Lip Balm Summer Pack! http://bit.ly/mahqoP #giveaway #contest #freebie

The deadline is Friday, June 17 at 5pm ET. I’ll choose three winners- and will DM them to contact me with their mailing address. Contest is open to U.S. residents only. Good luck!

Nude Attitude: Zoya Touch Collection

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Zoya Touch nude nail polish launch RGB Nude Attitude: Zoya Touch Collection

I’m a buff nail buff, for many reasons. First, like a pair of nude pumps, nude nails elongate and slims the fingers. And if you’re prone to chips, they’re less obvious than if you’re wearing a more pigmented polish. But one issue I have with most nudes is their transparency. It irks me to no end when I have to paint on layer after layer to achieve an opaque finish. Usually, the finished product ends up looking thick, if you know what I mean. Or all of those layers take eons to dry which increases, tenfold, the probability of me smudging my polish.

Either this is a common dilemma or my friends at Zoya somehow read my mind – because they just launched a collection of full-coverage nude polishes designed to coordinate with every skin tone based on yellow, red or blue undertones and kissed with a hint of metallic to make them ultra wearable.

The Touch Collection includes:

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Minka – latte beige cream with a metallic kiss
Shay – desert rose sand beige cream with a metallic kiss
Pandora – mauve beige cream with a metallic kiss (I’m wearing a Pandora pedi right this sec)

 

Like Zoya’s other 300 shades, the Touch Collection polishes are also formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and camphor free, and vegan-friendly.

The polishes can be purchased separately for $8 or as a trio for $24 at zoya.com.

*Samples were provided by the brand for review.

Hawaiian Tropic Shimmer Effect Lotions Giveaway!

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Hawaiian+Tropic+Shimmer+Effect+Lotion+SPF+40 Hawaiian Tropic Shimmer Effect Lotions Giveaway!

Unless you want to look like Magda from There’s Something About Mary in 30 years, sunscreen is a necessity – especially in the summertime. But who actually applies it on the regular? Problem is that we ladies spend lots of time and oodles of money protecting our pretty faces, yet neglect the rest of our bodies. Sunscreen becomes an afterthought because it’s utilitarian. It’s boring. It’s not sexy. Well, until now, that is…

I just discovered a new line of products that gives new meaning to “hot fun in the summertime.” Hawaiian Tropic Shimmer Effect Lotion Sunscreens, available in SPF 20 and 40, contain prestige minerals that add a soft, subtle sheen to enhance and highlight skin tone while providing broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection. The rich and creamy formula features skin-nourishing antioxidants and Hawaiian Tropic’s signature coconut scent. The Shimmer Effect Coconut Papaya After Sun Lotion is infused with Aloe Vera and Cocoa, Shea and Mango butters, and is great for everyday use.

The shimmer that these products leave on your skin looks so good that, last week, I applied the After Sun Lotion post-shower…and I had absolutely nowhere to go. Seriously, I just sat on the sofa marveling at my shimmery skin.
Hawaiian+Tropic+Shimmer+Effect+After+Sun+Lotion+1 Hawaiian Tropic Shimmer Effect Lotions Giveaway!On a level of 1 to 10 (1 being blah, bare skin and 10 being J.Lo), the Shimmer Effect Lotions deliver a level 6 shimmer. They’re workplace and weekend appropriate. And - as if you needed one more reason to open your wallet – they’re only $8 each!
When a product blows me away, I can’t keep it to myself. Which is why I’m posting this glowing review…and hooking one Spoiled Pretty reader up! Sharing is caring, as they say. One of you will receive all three products, plus a gold Hawaiian Tropic tote bag to, er, tote your beauty booty.

To enter, follow me on Twitter (I’m @spoiledpretty), then tweet this message:

Follow @spoiledpretty & RT to enter to win Hawaiian Tropic Shimmer Effect Lotions & gift bag! http://tinyurl.com/42y7ksx

#giveaway #freebie

The deadline is Tuesday, June 14 at noon ET. I’ll choose one winner- and will DM them to contact me with their mailing address. Contest is open to U.S. residents only. Good luck!

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