Because Shaving is the Pits: DERMAdoctor Gorilla Warfare Antiperspirant Giveaway!


My hair grows like a weed. Unfortunately, the hair of which I speak is not on my head. My legs and underarms give my razor a workout. If I shave in the morning, by afternoon, I've got stubble. And forget about skipping days...unless I want to look like Sasquatch. Getting rid of the hair is not only expensive (I CONTINUE READING

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: BlowPro Perfect Shower Cap


The shower and my chemically-straightened hair are frenemies. Every seventh day when I wash my hair, they get along great in a shampoo Shangri-la. But the rest of the week, I employ a shower cap to keep the steam from undoing the silky straightness. I have been wearing shower caps since I was a child, and I’ve tried them CONTINUE READING

Miss Oops is On Sale at HauteLook


I love Miss Oops fashion fixers and have been using them for years. If you wear clothes, you NEED to get acquainted with Miss Oops. All of those things that can and do go wrong with your wardrobe can be fixed by Miss Oops problem-solving products. Shirt revealing too much cleavage? Accidentally get a deodorant stain on your top? Are your CONTINUE READING

Get Catty With Wildfox Catfarer Sunglasses


I've been searching for some cat eye sunnies for forever. On a whim, I bought these Wildfox Catfarer Sunglasses from Shopbop - hoping that they wouldn't look too cartoonish. Even though I was afraid they'd be too large, I'm digging the oversized frames. They make a statement without overwhelming my face. And the cat eye shape is subtle, so it's not CONTINUE READING

Peep My Polish: Revlon Top Speed Nail Enamel in Superstitious


Now that I have two kids - and the youngest being 6 weeks old - I needed to get better acquainted with quick-dry nail polish options. I hardly have time to do anything, let alone a DIY - so I needed to find some lacquers that fit my new lifestyle. Yesterday, while going my grocery shopping, I picked up Revlon CONTINUE READING

Tatcha, I'm So Glad I Gotcha


I'm home on maternity leave, so I spend an inordinate amount of time nursing my daughter, burping her and changing her diapers - all the while, watching hours of QVC. I don't know what it is, but I am mesmerized by QVC demonstrations. If I'm channel surfing and I happen to land on QVC, it's damn near impossible for CONTINUE READING

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!!!

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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.”

ecoTools EcoPouf Giveaway Winners

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Congrats to MaryBeth and Selina314, winners of the ecoTools EcoPouf Giveaway.

They will receive the world’s first 100% recycled plastic bath sponge! The EcoPouf sets the standard for bathing, showing beauty buffs everywhere that getting squeaky clean and supporting sustainability can go hand-in-hand.

ecoTools products are sold at Target stores.

Lavanila Healthy Sunscreen SPF 40 For Face Giveaway Winners!

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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