Fragrance and Flowers For Mom – Plus A Giveaway!

Are you bad daughter who waited until the last minute to buy a Mother’s day present? No problem. Spoiled Pretty found a convenient, all-in-one gift kit that mom (and your wallet) will love.

This Mother’s Day, put your own personal touch on a classic gift with limited-edition COTY Mother’s Day Fragrance Gift Kits. Each kit features a luxurious full-size fragrance, a $20 Saving Pass for 1800Flowers.com, a gift bag with tissue paper and a giftable pouch with a customizable “To-From” card. Priced at just $15.99, the affordable kits help you shower mom with flowers and fragrance with one easy purchase. Just choose a favorite fragrance for mom, select the perfect bouquet, and personalize the presentation with the enclosed paper and pouch. COTY Mother’s Day Fragrance Gift Kits are as close as your nearest Target. Available fragrances include:

Halle by Halle Berry Fragrance and Flowers For Mom   Plus A Giveaway!
Halle by Halle Berry is a modern ‘woody oriental’ fragrance capturing Halle’s natural beauty and multi-faceted personality. Incorporating her favorite ingredients like luminous Mimosa and Fig, this fragrance captures the beauty of women with its uniquely contrasted signature: transparent yet textured, fluid but tactile, the sparkling notes composing this scent create a truly sensorial fusion.
Pure Orchid Fragrance and Flowers For Mom   Plus A Giveaway!
Pure Orchid by Halle Berry is a Floral Woody fragrance that leaves a memorable impression. Top notes of crisp Italian Lemon, Papaya Nectar Fizz and Jungle Cactus Flower stimulate the senses, leading to a heart of rare and exotic Masdevallia Orchid. A touch of decadent Blackberry Crème Concentré and subtly sweet Star Anise complete the Orchid accent by creating a unique, sophisticated accord. The scent finishes with an elegant, dry-down base of earthy Giant Sequoia, Patchouli Leaf, and Tonka Bean.
Faith Hill Fragrance and Flowers For Mom   Plus A Giveaway!
Inspired by the luminous radiance at the heart of every woman, Faith Hill Parfums embodies the modern yet classic femininity of the woman who created it. This sparkling floral bouquet opens with dazzling top notes of aromatic Crisp Pear, refreshing Neroli and lush Pink Peony. Providing dimension and depth, bold, yet delicate middle notes include Southern Magnolia, exotic Jasmine and Gardenia for a romantic elegance. The scent finishes with bottom notes of smooth Cashmere Musk, calming Iris and smoky Vetiver.
Celine Dion Fragrance and Flowers For Mom   Plus A Giveaway!
A modern, luminous floral scent, Celine Dion Sensational opens with sparkling icy Pear notes married with luscious Plum and crisp, juicy Apple. These tantalizing fruity notes enliven the senses as they evolve into a dynamic medley of vibrant florals. Brilliant Mimosa introduces the floral heart and mingles with intoxicating Jasmine, luminous Freesia and Orris. A drydown of rich Amber and warm Musk creates a captivating balance inspired by the essence of the confident, sophisticated woman.
Jovan Musk Fragrance and Flowers For Mom   Plus A Giveaway!
Jovan Musk for Women is a delicate floral accord of powdery Jasmine, invigorating Neroli and bold Bergamot, accompanied by the earthy scents of exotic Ylang Ylang, striking Sandalwood and Patchouli.
Jovan Satisfaction Fragrance and Flowers For Mom   Plus A Giveaway!
Jovan Satisfaction for Women is an alluring mix of exotic and sweet. This irresistible fragrance provides a confidence boost with sweet top notes of Mango, Pear and Peach, followed by exotic Frangipane, spicy-sweet Ylang Ylang and Lotus Flower. The scent finishes with a sultry mix of Musk, Sandalwood and warm Vanilla.
Vanilla Fields Fragrance and Flowers For Mom   Plus A Giveaway!
Vanilla Fields is an elegant, oriental, woody fragrance that blends natural notes of warm Vanilla, powdery Jasmine and Violet with earthy Sandalwood, feminine Ylang Ylang and a brief infusion of sweet Mimosa.

This week, Spoiled Pretty is gifting five readers with a COTY Mother’s Day Fragrance Gift Kit!

To enter the giveaway, leave 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 – and also indicate your fragrance preference (sorry, but we’re out of the Pure Orchid and Jovan Musk).

Contest is open to U.S. residents only. The giveaway ends at noon (EST) on Thursday, May 13, 2010. Good luck!

Bath & Body Works Summer Vanillas Collection

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As you probably know, I just moved. It was a very stressful experience, considering Mr. Spoiled Pretty and I had about three weeks prep time and we have way too much stuff. Okay, I’ll be honest…it’s just me who has too much stuff.

Packing and unpacking your life’s possessions is just one of the most annoying and tedious jobs of all time, and I am so glad to be (almost) done with it. But I have to say that there’s a silver lining to the moving experience – shopping, which I’ve been doing a lot of lately. Bed Bath & Beyond, HomeGoods, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Kohls, Pier 1, Walmart, Target and Lowe’s and I have been like this the past few days – and my Visa is still smokin’.

One of my other favorite pre-move destinations is Bath & Body Works. I just love their products – fabulous quality for not a lot of money. That’s the best type of shopping. And don’t you just love how Bath & Body Works always seems to be having a sale? Every time I go in there, the salesperson is all “Today, you can get four of these for the price of three…and we’re going to throw in a product from our Signature Collection for free.” Um, yes please.

Anyway, I was in there last week and I discovered their new Summer Vanilla Collection. Vanilla is my absolute favorite scent, so I had to give these products a whiff. The three fragrances – Berry Vanilla, Coconut Vanilla and Lemon Vanilla – smelled so delish, I threw all three Anti-Bacterial Gentle Foaming Hand Soaps into my mesh bag. The sinks in my home are always accompanied by a Bath & Body Works anti-cac soap, so this turned out to be a very productive trip.

In addition to the anti-bacterial hand soaps, the Summer Vanilla Collection also includes cooling mist, fragrance mist, shower gel, body lotion, lip gloss and candles. Get on this, girls.

Votre Vu Duette Giveaway Winners & Free Sample Opportunity!!!

Votre Vu Duette Votre Vu Duette Giveaway Winners & Free Sample Opportunity!!!

Congrats to the winners of one of the Votrue Vu Duette Luxe Lip Balm and Hand Crème Giveaway: cwhf, Elle Sees, and Fatima Jenai.

Duette is a deeply moisturizing lip balm and decadently rich hand crème in one package. The nourishing lip balm – made from coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax – gently protects, nourishes and softens lips in every condition. The intoxicating hand crème leaves a soft veil of almond and coconut fragrance lingering on the skin. Beautifully absorbed, this special formula was developed to maintain the health, beauty and suppleness of your hands, while delighting your nose with a decadent aroma.

If you didn’t win, you still have a chance to try the Hand Crème – for free. And what’s better than that? Nuthin’, that’s what.

To have a sample sent to your door, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com by Wednesday, May 12, 2010. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address (no P.O. boxes, please). The subject line should read “Votre Vu Hand Crème Sample.”

Lavanila Healthy Sunscreen SPF 40 For Face Giveaway Winners!

lavanila healthy sunscreen spf 40 for face Lavanila Healthy Sunscreen SPF 40 For Face Giveaway Winners!

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and I know four Spoiled Pretty readers who are ready to have some (safe) fun in the sun. I’m talking about fireball1212, Minchi, ruthing73, Sarah D. –  because they’ve just won Lavanila’s new Healthy Sunscreen SPF 40 For Face!

Traditional sunscreens use harsh chemicals like PABA, oxybenzone, parabens, nanoparticles, synthetic fragrance and phthalates, which can accumulate in the bloodstream and cause irritation or allergic reactions. Lavanila’s Healthy Sunscreen is 100% natural, completely free of chemicals and infused with a superior complex of skin-saving vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Plus, it’s perfect for sensitive skin, this fragrance-free, ultra-sheer formula glides on smoothly with no white residue for the ultimate in natural SPF protection.

Merci to Lavanila for sponsoring this green giveaway.

Winner of the John Masters Organics Giveaway

john+masters+organics+soap Winner of the John Masters Organics Giveaway

Congrats to Rebecca Graham, winner of the John Masters Organics Soap Giveaway. Rebecca will receive a set of certified organic bar soaps that smell incredible, deliver serious, targeted results and come wrapped in 100% recycled paper printed with water-based inks.

John Masters Organics new Bar Soaps are available in three super-moisturizing formulas that meet various needs and treat all skin types:

Lavender, Rose, Geranium & Ylang Ylang Soap: Formulated with organic olive and cupuacu seed butter and organic glycerin, this may very well be the perfect beauty bar. Lavender, rose geranium and ylang ylang essential oils impart a heavenl

Birch & Cedarwood Cleansing & Shaving Bar: This incredible multi-purpose soap is an excellent all-over body cleanser that also functions as a shaving bar for men and women. Enriched with organic olive oil, it lathers to a rich and soothing foam that allows for a close and comfortable shave. Birch and cedarwood oils offer antiseptic properties that help prevent shaving irritation and leave skin clean and conditioned.

Orange & Ginseng Exfoliating Body Bar: This unique body bar contains real organic orange and lime peel that gently and effectively exfoliates while ginseng root stimulates and revitalizes. Exhilarating essential oil of orange blended with an organic palm and coconut oil soap base creates an invigorating lather with high glycerin content. Skin is left clean, soft and smooth.

Each 4.5 oz John Masters Organics Bar Soap ($8) is available at johnmasters.com, Whole Foods Markets and a variety of spas and boutiques nationwide.

Many thanks to John Masters Organics for hooking Rebecca up and sponsoring this giveaway!

Makeup Mondays With Mario: Making Eyes

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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 love eye shadow, but I don’t know how to wear them. I usually only wear one shade at a time because I don’t know how to mix and match and blend them together to create a more sophisticated look. Do you have any tips or color combination recommendations?

Thanks a bunch,

Taylor

eye+shadow Makeup Mondays With Mario: Making Eyes

Dear Taylor,

Eyeshadow application only gets better with practice. If you don’t already have a few good brushes, make that a priority. Generally, a lighter shade should be applied to the lids and/or brow bone. A darker, matte shade looks great applied along the crease of the eyes. Using a clean brush or one dipped in some loose powder, blend the shades together for a flawless finish. For added drama, apply an even darker shadow to the outer corners of the eyes. Check out my youtube videos for a clear demonstration of how to apply eyeshadows.

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!

Well, We’re Movin’ On Up

moving+boxes Well, Were Movin On Up

Happy Monday, lovely Spoiled Pretty readers. Sorry I’ve been M.I.A. lately. I sincerely regret that it’s been so long since I’ve updated my blog. But I have a good excuse, I assure you. I just moved!

Yes, Mr. Spoiled Pretty and I bid adieu to our 1 bedroom apartment and upgraded to our first house! It’s been a rough road the past few weeks – moving sucks, especially, when you’re six months pregnant and big as a house – but I’m so excited to finally set up a nursery for Westley and have enough storage space to accommodate my beauty arsenal.

Please bear with me as I ease back into my normal routine. Your regularly scheduled programming will resume shortly.

Jennifer Lopez & Her Beehive/Ratsnest Hairdo

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I’m usually behind (pun intended) J Lo when it comes to her fashion and beauty choices, but I don’t know how I feel about the beehive/ratsnest hairstyle she wore to the UK premiere of her new film, The Back-Up Plan.

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One minute I’m all “Homegirl should have had a back-up plan for that do.” The next minute, I think it’s the fiercest red carpet hair I’ve seen in a long while. Who knows…maybe the hairstyle had nothing to do with style at all, and her exaggerated bun was just a ruse to sneak her toddler twins, Max and Emme, into the movie without paying. Damn, Jenny, I know movie tickets are ridiculously high and all, but you didn’t have to do all this!

But don’t get me started on that dress. I realize that it’s Lanvin, but it might as well be the winner of a Project Runway trash bag challenge.

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Aveda Shampure Soy Wax Candle Winners!!!

aveda shampure candle Aveda Shampure Soy Wax Candle Winners!!!

I’m so excited to announce the winners of the Aveda Shampure Soy Wax Candle Giveaway because it’s, literally, the best smelling candle ever. So without further ado, the lucky winners are Satvi and swankygirl.

Ladies, be sure to check your email because I’ll need your real names and addresses to ship your prize. And please let me know how you like the candle, though I’m sure you’ll agree with my rave review.

Many thanks to Aveda for sponsoring the giveaway – and for making such an ab fab candle, natch.

And don’t forget to enter Spoiled Pretty’s remaining Earth Day-inspired beauty giveaways!

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