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

Mugly Bag Contest at Minkette

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Enter The Mugly Bag Contest!

If your mother has a Mugly Bag, snap a photo of her wearing it and submit it to Minkette.com for a chance to win her a new bag. For being such a concerned son or daughter, we’ll send you a new bag as well!

Contest ends at May 6th at 12:00 a.m.

Plus, from now until May 2nd, receive a free “Mamalicious” or “Pretty Mama” pouch with any purchase of $295 or more! Just enter code LOVEUMOM at checkout to redeem.

Gossip Girl Sale at Gilt Groupe Tonight!!!

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GOSSIP+GIRL Gossip Girl Sale at Gilt Groupe Tonight!!!

Trendsetters, this one’s for you: Gilt Groupe has teamed up with CW’s Gossip Girl stylist Eric Daman, the man behind some of television’s most fiercely dressed characters, to replicate some of the show’s best looks. Gilt is thrilled to announce The Gossip Girl sale!

Visit Gilt on Monday, April 25 at 9 p.m. ET to access the fashions featured on, and inspired by, Gossip Girl’s scandalously stylish characters!

Whether you crave Serena’s sexy spin on boho-chic, Lily’s flawless elegance, or Blair’s ladylike polish, you’ll find plenty to choose from. And they haven’t forgotten the guys: choose from pieces for him that range from Brooklyn casual to classic Upper East Side cool.

Gilt shops the looks so you can steal their style without breaking the bank.

Also watch Gossip Girl Monday 9/8c on the CW for a special offer to shop on GILT at 9:46 p.m.

You can also enter to win the Ultimate Gossip Girl experience at http://www.facebook.com/GiltGroupe.

LILY
You won’t find her in mom jeans—always elegant, Lily van der Woodsen is never without a statement accessory atop a to-the-nines frock. Shop her luxe style here: Between the jewel-toned blouses and dresses, the stunning jewelry, and the sexy pumps, you’ll find plenty to love.

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BLAIR
The model of classic, ladylike style, you’ll never see Blair Waldorf looking anything but perfectly polished. Shop her signature Upper East Side look here: Preppy, tailored pieces like cropped jackets and button-downs join softer pieces marked by frilly details and a feminine palette. And accessories like metallic clutches and timeless pumps are hardly an afterthought.

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SERENA
Not one for blending in, it’s no surprise Serena van der Woodsen’s fashion-forward style is inspired by Kate Moss—her daring look is as edgy as it is effortless boho-chic. Snag her signatures here, from the tailored jackets and second-skin jeans to the perfectly-draped frocks and make-the-outfit booties, sandals, and jewelry.

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GOSSIP GIRL GUYS
From Chuck’s impeccable suits to Dan’s casual Brooklyn separates, the men of Gossip Girl hardly leave it to the ladies to provide the show’s most stylish looks. Dress him in the pieces that have made the fellas fashion icons in their own right: sharp blazers, cool military jackets, dark denim, and, of course, the accessories—think luxe ties and elegant cufflinks—that bring it all together.

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Baby Your Baby’s Skin With These Green Goodies!

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I’ve been using Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Bubble Bath on my son, Westley, since he came home from the hospital 8 months ago. The brand makes a Baby Bee Shampoo & Wash, but it dried out his skin and hair. I prefer the Bubble Bath to bathe Westley because it’s tear-free, gentler on his sensitive skin, leaves his hair silky and manageable, and smells so good that I can’t stop sniffing him after bath time. Plus, it gets him as clean as a shampoo and baby wash would – and he loves playing with the bubbles!

The sulfate-, phthalate-, petrochemical- and paraben-free is great for babying mommy’s skin too. On many occasions, I’ll lather up with this product because it smells THAT good. I never let Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Bubble Bath run out in my house. There’s always a bottle on standby.

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Bath time for Westley!

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My son has very dry, sensitive skin so finding a lotion that deeply moisturizes without breaking him out was very important to me. I tried quite a few brands and nothing came close to Lavanila The Healthy Baby Butter. It’s a 100% natural body cream that contains Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter and 30 essential vitamins and minerals. The non-greasy formula nourishes, soothes and protect against dryness. I apply The Healthy Baby Butter to Westley’s skin twice a day – and when I’m through, it’s like I just gave myself an ultra-hydrating hand treatment. Plus the fragrance is really amazing – soft yet intoxicating – like a baby should smell. I love this product so much that I buy 2-3 tubes at a time.

Organix Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Collection

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I love a hair product with Argan Oil in it. For centuries, Moroccan women have used this lightweight yet rich elixir to protect their hair (and skin) from UV damage while creating soft, silky perfection. It used to be that you had to purchase these Argan Oil–infused products at a salon or beauty boutique, and they would cost a pretty penny. Thankfully, Organix just launched the Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Collection (Argan Oil Shampoo, Conditioner, Renewing Treatment and Penetrating Oil) that performs just as well as its prestige counterparts, but costs around $9 per product and is available at drugstores.
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Each formula is sulfate and paraben-free, and packaged in bottles made from materials containing recycled post-consumer resin. And all labels are printed utilizing environmentally-friendly inks and compostable label film made from annually renewable resource corn, not from petrochemicals. 

*Samples were provided by the brand for review.

Would You Let Your Man Do Your Makeup?

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Would you let your boyfriend/husband do your makeup? As this video proves, it’s probably not a great idea – though it’s definitely entertaining…and the end result is pretty decent.

One of my favorite parts is when the boyfriend/makeup artist calls the MAC eye liner pencil “a MAC thang.” Hilarious.

Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner

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Introducing Stila’s new Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liners, color-rich, vibrant, easy-to-use waterproof eye liners infused with twinkling multi-pearl micro-glitter that stays on all day and night.

These amazing new pigment-rich liquid liners contain a special polymer that adheres the glitter and pigment to the eyes for all-day, waterproof wear. Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liners are packaged in a uniquely designed long handle, pen-like component for precision and ease. The thin sponge tip applicator also ensures perfect application every time.

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Stila Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liners are available at stilacosmetics.com, Sephora, Macy’s, Ulta and coming soon to Sephora.

Makeup Mondays With Mario: Mascara Made Easy

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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 confused and I need your help. It seems that there are so many conflicting “rules” about how to apply mascara and I don’t know which ones to follow. Some say to hold the wand vertically while others say horizontally. I’ve been told to bend the wand – what good does that do? And some tips say let your mascara dry between coats, while other tips say not to let the coat dry before applying more. 

If anyone knows the best way to apply mascara, I know it’s you. So please help, Mario!

You rock,
Reena
applying+mascara Makeup Mondays With Mario: Mascara Made EasyHey Reena,

I don’t blame you for feeling confused! Applying mascara should be one of the most simple steps in your makeup routine. I’m not sure that there is technically a “best way” to apply mascara as it really depends on your lashes and how you prefer them to look and feel. When I apply mascara, I hold the wand horizontally and apply it first to the root of the lash up to the tip.  If I want a darker and fuller lash, I usually wiggle the brush from side to side to really coat the lashes with mascara. 

I prefer to apply a second or third coat while the lashes are still wet because it allows for easier blending and separating. The same goes for the bottom lashes as well. I recommend you find your own way to apply mascara that feels most comfortable to you and gives you the result you want.  In other words, you make your own rules to follow!


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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