OMG I Just Bought…

I don’t know about you, but when I go shopping and find something really awesome, I can’t wait to tell everyone I know because a) I want others to be as impressed with my shopping prowess as I am and b) I want my friends to purchase that item too – so they can share in my retail euphoria. When someone compliments something I’m wearing, even though I know “Thank you” would suffice, I launch into a soliloquy – rattling off the designer, where I bought it, how much I paid and the coupon I used (I’m a coupon crazy nut).

If you’re like me and love to spill the deets on your shopping feats, here’s a website to add to your Favorites list…

At OMG I just bought… you confess your most recent purchases for a chance to win weekly prizes from your favorite stores. How fun is that?

I just posted about and about the super cute flats I scored this past weekend at DSW. Go me!

To submit your shopping story, visit

LaLicious Sugar Kiss Moisturizing Body Scrub Giveaway!

LovingEco is a new members-only shopping site that offers unsurpassed and innovative eco-friendly products at exclusive price points (up to 70% off retail), without compromising style. By working closely with the top brands, they bring you amazing discounts through private sales. LovingEco recognizes that people will continue to consume, but as we change our purchases to products that are better for the environment, healthier for our bodies and committed to doing good, we together will help change the world.

For each purchase, LovingEco donates 3% of its net proceeds to a social or environmental cause. For founders Justine Lassoff and Melinda Moor, an important goal in founding the site was to give back and to create a sustainable way to raise critical funds for non-profit organizations that are fostering important change for our community and our world.

Not only does LovingEco believe in giving back, they also believe in giving away. This week, they’re giving away LaLicious Sugar Kiss Souffle Moisturizing Body Scrub! This highly moisturizing, all-natural body exfoliator combines notes of Vanilla, Citrus and Rose. Before you get out of the shower, scrub all over your body and rinse with warm water. Skin is left soft, smooth and moisturized.

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

Follow @spoiledpretty and @loving_eco & RT to win a LaLicious Sugar Kiss Moisturizing Body Scrub! #giveaway #contest

The deadline is Friday, June 24 at 5pm ET. I’ll choose FIVE winners – and will DM them to contact me with their mailing address. Contest is open to U.S. residents only. Good luck!

Beauty Tips for a Jerseylicious Summer!

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…

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!”

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

Sorry for the late notice, but I thought you should know about some of the great deals that 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!

1. Beginning of Summer Spectacular Beauty Sale! 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, 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 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.

40% Off at Banana Republic

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.

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.

You’re welcome…and happy shopping!

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