If You Have Hair, The Wet Brush is a Must Have


For years, I have used an oversized wide-tooth comb to detangle my notoriously impossible to detangle post-shampoo hair. The amount of hair that would get caught in the teeth was somewhat alarming. But I chalked it up to the fact that I only wash my hair once a week - so maybe the hair loss really wasn't all that CONTINUE READING

Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream Review


You know how awesome BB creams are for your face? Well, the geniuses at Jergens have harnessed the power of BB and infused it into a lotion for your body. Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream promises flawless-looking skin with 5 visible benefits in just 5 days.  But does it deliver? Watch the video to find out...   Disclosure: This post was CONTINUE READING

Laura Mercier Sale at Gilt.com


As a huge fan of Laura Mercier (I swear by the foundation primer and tinted moisturizer), I was so excited to see that Gilt.com has a nice assortment of beauty products currently on sale. There's everything from sophisticated nail polish colors and soft mineral blush to lip glaze palettes and pencil sets to create an alluring smoky eye. Oh, and CONTINUE READING

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Cover April Issue of Vogue


Welp, folks, it looks like Kanye finally wore Anna Wintour down and got his baby mama a coveted Vogue cover. So the rumors were true. There was buzz a few months back that Kim would cover the fashion bible, but then everyone assumed it would be a foreign Vogue - given Anna's alleged aversion to all things Kardashian. I CONTINUE READING

10 Beauty Products to Get You Through the Flu


Hey Guys! As you all know the weather lately has been terrible and most of us have been getting all kinds of horrible colds and the flu, as a result. This is very personal for me because I work in retail and it seems like I get one disease after the other with all of my customers constantly sneezing CONTINUE READING

Spoiled Pretty Featured in Woman’s World Magazine!

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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!

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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!

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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!

The Goods: Best Beauty Stocking Stuffers

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Your resident cosmetics connoisseur is back contributing beauty product picks to The Goods, Philadelphia Magazine‘s shopping newsletter. My latest roundup features stocking stuffers to give and to ho…ho…hoard. Enjoy!

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To stay in-the-know and receive The Goods in your inbox, subscribe today!

Makeup Mondays With Mario: Faking Freckle-Free Skin

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mmwmd Makeup Mondays With Mario: Faking Freckle Free Skin

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.

freckles Makeup Mondays With Mario: Faking Freckle Free Skin

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

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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
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Coach Suede with Snake Embossed Detail Platform Booties
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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



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