Polished: Bare Minerals

This mineral powder make up system is something that I have heard about for a long time, but was never really interested in trying. My routine of L’Oreal True Match foundation (as concealer) and all over pressed powder worked just fine, and was both convenient and easy.

Recently, my skin decided to completely revolt. My skin is usually normal to combination, I break out in the usual sweaty T-zone places, with the occasional stress zit thrown in for good measure. Suddenly, I was getting dry patches where I am usually oily, being oily where I am usually normal, and was breaking out all over the place for no reason. Fantastic. Though this has been a wicked summer (100+ degree heat wave, anyone?), I knew that I had to change what I was putting on my face every day.

Enter Bare Minerals. I got a starter kit that included a concealer brush, a buffing brush, concealer, foundation, and mineral veil. I was totally skeptical. How was this powder possibly going to cover my dark circles and other imperfections? Wouldn’t I just sweat it off immediately? Was it really going to stick to my face at all in the first place?

I applied concealer under my eyes, and across any breakouts that needed covering. I then buffed the mineral foundation onto my skin, brushing in small circles. I used the equivalent of two “coats” – going over each area twice with a newly dipped brush. I then applied mineral veil, a translucent powder that was supposed to magically keep this all in place. (more…)

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Currently Obsessed: Ann Taylor Fall 2012

I’m absolutely obsessed with Ann Taylor’s Fall 2012 collection, which is “inspired by the continental glamour of 1960s Paris.” Last month, I posted about the ad campaign – starring Kate Hudson. The first images definitely had me intrigued. And now that the full collection has been revealed, I must admit that the teasers did not disappoint. I’m loving the black and white, pops of color, animal prints, and the sweet, feminine touches (i.e., lace and bows). It’s like someone at Ann Taylor climbed inside of my brain and created a collection just pour moi.

Here’s what’s on my ultimate wardrobe wish list:

This Tie Back Short Sleeve Sweater ($58) is business in the front, cocktail party in the back.


The White Leopard Ponte Dress ($138) is a must-have. And check out the edgy, exposed zipper on the sleeve. Genius, right? Rock on with your bad self, Kate! (more…)

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Rebecca Minkoff is On Rent The Runway

My favorite handbag designer, Rebecca Minkoff, is now on Rent The Runway. Her popular Minaudiere clutches retail for $325, but you can adopt one for 4 days for just $35! Yes, ma’am!

It’s perfect for all your upcoming events – from weddings, to cocktail parties to nights out on the town. In a festive array of colors and embossed leathers, these clutches are beloved by celebrities and fashion girls alike.

While you’re at it, you might as well rent a dress and some jewelry to compliment your arm candy. Here are some promo codes to help you get started:

First time renters, take $25 off any rental order of $75 or more. Use promo Code at CJ25OFF at checkout. Coupon expires 8/31/12.

Whether you’re a new customer or a Rent The Runway veteran, this promo code should sweeten the deal. Get 20% off your next purchase by typing RUNWAY at checkout (expiration unknown).

Happy renting!

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Winners of the Vaseline Total Moisture Lotion Giveaway!

Congratulations to the winners of the Vaseline Total Moisture Giveaway:

Peggy R
Hannah B
Lisa ODonnell
Amy Orvin

These ladies will receive a 10 oz. sample of Vaseline Total Moisture Lotion, which boasts a thick formula, hydrates for 24 hours, smells clean, and takes the place of the three or four lotions (or in Jenna’s case, 20) that are likely taking up prime real estate in your medicine cabinet.

I apply Vaseline Total Moisture Clean Feeling Lotion in the morning to quench my Sahara-dry dermis, and my skin stays hydrated and silky smooth all day. I am excited to share this product, as I’m confident the lucky winners will love – and use – it as much as I do.

Thanks to Vaseline for sponsoring this contest! And be sure to stay tuned for more chances to get Spoiled Pretty.

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Vaseline, however, all opinions expressed are my own.

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