When it comes to drugstore makeup, I’m a COVERGIRL girl. Their products are a cosmetics connoisseur’s dream come true: high-quality at a low price point. LashBlast, their volumizing mascara, and Outlast Lipstains are among my makeup faves – and every year, COVERGIRL blows me away with their crafty new concoctions and ingenious formulations.
In 2010, my new COVERGIRL obsessions are Smoky ShadowBlast and ShineBlast Lip Gloss.
Smoky ShadowBlast is a smoky eye tool plus makeup artist all in one shadow stick. Available in six shade duos with uniquely desgined ends, it lets you create a traditional or colorful smoky eye in two easy steps. One end acts as a base, and the end lines the eye and shades the crease – so you can easily apply, smudge and blend shadow to a smoky perfection. I don’t know why no one thought of this before. Hell, I should have thought of this…it’s ingenious. These chubby crayon-esque shadows are simple to use, and really deliver what they promise – a sexy smoky eye that looks like you had help. Prep the lid with a little primer before applying the color to help sustain the smokiness all day/night.
ShineBlast Lip Gloss
has a patented ShineSculpt™ applicator that hugs the contours of lips and boasts a tapered tip for precise shaping and sculpting, while 16 sheer shades deliver a brilliant, glossy finish and perfectly polished pout. The lip hugging applicator delivers more shine in a single swipe than the leading gloss, which results in 4x more noticeable shine vs bare lips. I was a little skeptical when I first read those claims, but after using ShineBlast, I shut my glossy mouth.
At $7.50, both Smoky ShadowBlast and ShineBlast Lip Gloss are recessionista-approved. But being the benevolent beauty blogger that I am, I’m partnering with COVERGIRL on something fabuless!
This week, we’re giving you a chance to win two Smoky ShadowBlasts (in Bronze Fire and Onyx Smoke) and two ShineBlast Lip Glosses (in Firecracker and Heat).
To enter the giveaway, leave a message in the comments section; make sure to leave a way for me to get in touch, just in case you get lucky.
Contest is open to U.S. residents only. The giveaway ends at noon (EST) on Friday, February 5, 2010. Good luck!
Problem: You love coral, but worry it’ll look too bright or chalky.
Solution: Bobbi’s modern formulas and juicy colors take an old-fashioned favorite for a fresh, modern spin. Introducing Bobbi Brown Cabana Corals collection.
“This spring, there is a beautiful selection of coral shades perfect for lips and cheeks. The shade range spans from fresh new Pink Corals to universal Nude Corals to true Coral shades – every woman can find the coral shade that’s right for her.” -Bobbi Brown
Metallic Lip Color
Metallic Lip Color is made with a unique combination of high-shine emollients and
light-reflective pearls for medium coverage with multi-dimensional shimmer. Available
in three new shades: Coral Reef, Coral Glaze and Calypso Glaze.
Lip Color, $22
Bobbi’s classic lipstick: rich, full coverage with a soft matte finish. Available in two new shades: Cabo Coral and Guava.
Shimmer Lip Gloss
Infused with subtle sparkle, Shimmer Lip Gloss is perfect worn on its own or over your favorite lipstick. Aloe extract soothes, Vitamins C and E offer anti-oxidant protection, and Jojoba and Avocado Oils keep lips soft and moisturized. Available in three new colors: Sunset Beach, Coral Sand and Golden Nectar.
Cabo Coral Pot Rouge
Bobbi’s purse-friendly Pot Rouge – now in a new sunny shade of coral. Creamy and easy to blend – pat on lips and cheeks for a beachy pop of color.
Bobbi’s iconic Shimmer Brick Compacts are hand-made in Italy and have five bars of luxe, pearlized pigment for a shimmering glow. Run the Face Blender Brush across all five bars and lightly dust over cheeks and forehead, or brush on eyes for subtle glimmer. Available in two new shades: Nectar
and Pink Quartz
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Congrats to InABox, winner of the Olay giveaway! InABox will receive Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Advanced Anti-Aging Body Wash (in both formulas: Deep Penetrating Moisture and Exfoliate and Replenish), so that she can report back in a review that will be included in an upcoming Spoiled Pretty post.
Thanks to everyone who entered. Check back tomorrow, when I’ll announce another fabulous giveaway.
Lemme ask you a question. How many anti-aging products are in your bathroom cabinet right now? Okay, humor me by answering another question. Of those anti-aging serums, creams and treatments – how many are for your body and how many are for your face?
A-ha! Exactly as I thought. When it comes to a woman’s appearance, certain parts of the body (like the neck, décolletage, hands, arms and knees) are most prone to visible signs of aging. Yet most women spend a disproportionate amount of time and money caring for their facial skin. This isn’t to say that you shouldn’t take care of your face; it is the first thing that others see when they meet you. But a well-maintained face cannot disguise your age if your body is looking like straight-up Crypt Keeper.
Luckily for you, me and the millions of women who have been putting all of their proverbial eggs in one anti-aging basket, Olay is launching the new Total Effects 7-in-1 Advanced Anti-Aging Body Wash. The body wash is an all-in-one product that provides seven age-fighting benefits for the body:
- Improves elasticity
- Relieves dryness
- Deeply moisturizes
- Brightens dull skin
- Evens skin tone
- Smoothes rough skin
- Minimizes appearance of dry lines
Olay recently conducted a study in which the impact of body skin’s appearance was explored in relations to perception of age. The study concluded that:
- Regardless of the appearance of facial skin, if body skin is maintained well a woman can look up to 10 years younger;
- Body skin is just as important as facial skin for positive age perception; and
- Skin care technology for anti-aging is proven to benefit body skin.
Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Advanced Anti-Aging Body Wash (available in two formulas: Deep Penetrating Moisture and Exfoliate and Replenish) won’t show up in stores until February 2010, but I got my hands on some advanced samples, and they’ve become staples in my shower. I particularly love how the Deep Penetrating Moisture quenches my winter-ravaged skin; the creamy formula and rich lather is a nice treat. The smell is also divine, subtly clinging to the skin post-shower.
This week, one lucky Spoiled Pretty reader will get the chance to shower their way to younger, more radiant skin. Olay will provide the winner with two bottles of the Total Effects 7-in-1 Advanced Anti-Aging Body Wash (one of each formula). The winner will write a review of the product, which will be included in an upcoming Spoiled Pretty post.
To enter the contest, leave a message in the comments section. Contest open to U.S. residents only. The giveaway ends at noon (EST) on Tuesday, January 26, 2010. Good luck!
When I received a sample of MAC Brow Set (along with some other samples from their new-ish All Ages, All Races, All Sexes collection), I immediately dismissed it. You see, my eyebrows have remained unchanged since I came out of the womb. They’re sparse and almost non-existent (think Ernie from Sesame Street), and attempts to fatten them up with anything more than a pencil has yielded Bert-like brows.
But, to my surprise, Brow Set in Mink shaded and shaped my brows into better (and believable) versions of themselves. I mean, if I was a stranger who didn’t know any better, I would have thought that Audrey Hepburn brows just naturally grow out of my forehead.
Besides Mink (dirty brown), Brow Set is also available in Show-off (rich brown), Beguile (full-bodied taupe), Girl Boy (fawn-blonde), and Clear. If you’ve got brows with severe behavioral problems, I wouldn’t recommend this product; the hold is flexible, and the look subtle. Brow Set can also be used on lashes.
I am so excited for tomorrow’s Rebecca Minkoff sale at Ideeli, I’m almost at a loss for words. Since discovering her line of chic arm candy a few years ago, it has been my mission to create a Rebecca Minkoff collection within my handbag arsenal.
Her Stud Devote hobo is my handbag soulmate, and I can’t wait to snatch up some more tomorrow (at up to 61% off).
Ideeli membership is free…click here for an invite, courtesy of Spoiled Pretty.
Cheers! Stila‘s hosting happy hours, y’all. Every Friday – for just 4 hours* – they’ll have a special you’ll wanna snatch up. This week’s special is for all of you lipgloss lushes: take 15% off all full sized Lip Glaze (blackberry is my absolute fave).
*Offer available from 10am – 2pm PT.
Moments before making her debut as Lancôme’s global ambassador, Julia Roberts was coming to grips with her new responsibilities, reports today’s Women’s Wear Daily. In a candid interview, Roberts talks about her role in her upcoming movie Eat, Pray, Love, owing her career to Garry Marshall, her new role at Lancôme and how having kids has changed her beauty regimen.
On being Lancôme’s global ambassador: “I think I have to stand up straighter and wash my face more,” Roberts laughed. “It’s kind of like every girl’s dream, really,” she continued, referring to her role with the L’Oréal-owned brand. “To be 42 and have three kids and be a working mom, it’s a great moment to be asked to do this and to be able to do it. I think it says a lot about Lancôme and what they stand for.”
On filming Eat, Pray, Love: “It was quite a huge undertaking. It was a little bit daunting, dragging three little kids around the world, but well worth it…It was really like the acting Olympics,” continued Roberts. “It’s been a long time since I’ve had a full-time acting job. I am really glad that I made the decision to go off and do that movie.”
On her beauty regimen after having children:“It kind of comes to a screeching halt. At a certain point in the future, I’ll pick it back up again…I think the nice thing about getting older is it forces you in a way to take a greater interest in your [beauty] regime. And so it’s a good moment for me to join forces with people who can help me.”
For the full article, click here.
philosophy miracle worker miraculous anti-aging moisturizer is a new skin care savior that boasts the highest level of antioxidants of any philosophy moisturizer. The satiny formula leaves skin feeling soft, while it helps strengthen skin’s natural rejuvenation potential to guard against signs of aging. All this while it helps protect against free radical attack.
Want to try it? philosophy is providing a free deluxe sample of the new eye hope advanced anti-aging eye cream (2 ml) with any purchase of the philosophy miracle worker miraculous anti-aging moisturizer. The offer will be valid through January 31. Use code ageless to take advantage.
Congrats to the winners of the Lancôme La Laque Fever giveaway!
Kellie Butler, Holly Fagen, Emily Meade, Sultana Shoshani and Mary Valleau have won the Untamed Plum shade. Dana Bunker, Audrey Cheng, Charlotte Vellan Cobb, Jessica Mosnik and Lisa Smith have won the Plum Wave color.
Many thanks to Lancôme for hooking these ladies up with La Laque Fever Ultimate Lasting Full Color Lipshine, a lipstick/lipgloss hybrid that delivers concentrated color and multidimensional shine that lasts for 6 (touch up free) hours.
Stay tuned for the next giveaway, which will be announced shortly.