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

Shopbop Sale: Take Extra 25% Off


  Take an extra 25% off select sale items at Shopbop.com until Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 11:59 PST. Enter code 25EXTRA at checkout. You're CONTINUE READING

StriVectin Tightening Face Serum Giveaway


Roll back the years with the NEW StriVectin “Roll Back the Years” Firming Collection - a trio of formulas that help to improve skin’s appearance. This three-piece set, which includes the StriVectin-TL Face Serum, the StriVectin-TL Body Cream and the new QVC exclusive StriVectin-TL Neck Serum Roller, helps skin appear firmer and softer on the face, body and neck. . The StriVectin CONTINUE READING

Bath & Body Works Cooling Gel Lotion Needs A New Name


A few weeks ago, I paid a visit to my local Bath & Body Works store. I was on the hunt for a tropical-smelling body wash that wouldn't break the bank, and B&BW seemed like a good place to search. When I entered the store, I was greeted my a really nice saleswoman who asked me what I was CONTINUE READING

Laura Mercier Master Class: Makeup Bag Must-Haves in Your 30s


Every month, my girlfriends from college and I get together for dinner in the Philadelphia area. We started this tradition about two years ago, and - of course - we have a great time catching up and reminiscing!  Most of them are product-obsessed (like me), and most have been through some sort of make-up introductory when we became "of age" to wear it.  Now CONTINUE READING

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2014: 20 Can't Miss Beauty Exclusives!


The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is in full swing. July 18th through August 3rd, shoppers nationwide will participate in what has been an annual ritual since the 1960’s. Vacation days are planned around it, lines form in anticipation of it – and it’s not only for the pre-season savings on fall fashion and accessories. During the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, the Cosmetics department provides their devoted beauty customers the opportunity to scoop up unique limited-edition items from CONTINUE READING

Aveda Shampure Soy Wax Candle Giveaway!

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 Aveda Shampure Soy Wax Candle Giveaway!
If you’re a regular reader of Spoiled Pretty, you probably remember a review I wrote a few weeks back – extolling the virtues of Aveda’s Shampure Soy Wax Candle.
It might be a stretch to call the Shampure Candle the best-smelling candle of all time – considering, well, I’ve only been on this earth to judge for 31 years. But I’m going to give it that title anyway because I dare someone to find me one more wonderfully fragrant. I triple dog dare you.
This candle smells so good, I want to petition Aveda to create a body wash, lotion, perfume and hand cream in the same scent (they already have a Shampure shampoo and conditioner – which are on my “next to try” list).

The aroma of 25 pure flower and plant essences – including certified organic lavender, petitgrain and ylang ylang – soothes the senses. And the candle, housed in a 95% recycled glass holder, burns cleanly and completely for up to 50 hours.

aveda shampure candle Aveda Shampure Soy Wax Candle Giveaway!
I’m not content to enjoy this candle solo – so, in honor of Earth Day (April 22) and Natural Woman Week, I’ve teamed up with Aveda to share two with you!
Two winners will receive Aveda’s Shampure Soy Wax Candle – and I dare them to tell my challenge my ‘best-smelling candle of all time’ theory.

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. Contest is open to U.S. residents only. The giveaway ends at noon (EST) on Tuesday, April 27, 2010. Good luck!

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

Burt’s Bees Natural Toothpaste Giveaway!

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spoiled+pretty+green+week+small Burts Bees Natural Toothpaste Giveaway!

It’s that time again. In honor of Earth Day (April 22nd), I’m hosting Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman Week – a week-long celebration of natural and organic beauty products that will help you green your beauty routine. Even more exciting is the week’s worth of green giveaways goin’ down here at Spoiled Pretty.

For our first giveaway, I’m partnering with one of my favorite eco-friendly beauty brands, Burt’s Bees. For 25 years, Burt’s Bees has been offering distinctive earth-friendly, natural personal care products. The brand offers 150+ products for total skin health that keep The Greater Good™ top of mind.

This week, we’ve teamed up to gift one reader with a set of Burt’s Bees new Natural Toothpastes.

burts+bees+natural+toothpaste Burts Bees Natural Toothpaste Giveaway!

Burt’s Bees Natural Toothpastes are natural, effective toothpastes clinically proven to improve oral health. With regular brushing, they prevent cavities (fluoride versions only), reduce plaque, whiten teeth by removing surface stains, and freshen breath. They feature natural ingredients like plaque-fighting cranberry extract and calcium & phosphorous to promote strong healthy teeth. The toothpastes are SLS-free and don’t contain any artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, or sweeteners.

One winner will receive:

Natural Toothpaste – Multicare with Fluoride
Natural Toothpaste – Multicare without Fluoride
Natural Toothpaste – Whitening with Fluoride
Natural Toothpaste – Whitening without Fluoride
Natural Toothpaste – Kids Orange Wow with Fluoride
Natural Toothpaste – Kids Berry Bee without Fluoride

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. Contest is open to U.S. residents only. The giveaway ends at noon (EST) on Monday, April 26, 2010. Good luck!

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

Makeup Mondays With Mario: Blemishes Begone!

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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 have a question about concealing blemishes. How exactly do you do it? I am so confused. What concealers are the best? Do you apply the concealer before or after foundation? And what do you apply it with? Every time I try to cover up a pimple, it winds up looking really obviously and kinda cakey. If anyone knows how to create a flawless face, it’s you – so please help, Mario. Thanks a lot!

Your biggest fan,
Keisha


woman+concealer Makeup Mondays With Mario: Blemishes Begone!

Hi Keisha,

Concealing blemishes shouldn’t be so stressful. Follow these steps and you’ll have flawless skin in no time!

First, apply foundation as you would normally, followed by a cream concealer applied directly on the blemish. Choose a concealer shade that’s a bit lighter. Blend the product with your finger or damp sponge – then, with a translucent loose powder, set the blemish only. Now you can go ahead and powder the rest of the face as you would normally.

When choosing a concealer, look for one that is not oily. I really love La Mer’s concealer for blemishes. Benefit and CoverGirl make great cream concealers too.

Try this technique and I’m sure you will be a pro in no time!

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!

Jenn Falik Is Your Beauty BFF

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jenn+falik Jenn Falik Is Your Beauty BFF

My friend and beauty savant, Jenn Falik, is inviting beauty junkies to learn the tips, tricks and products that she swears by. Today Jenn opens up her industry rolodex and her makeup bag to the world with the launch of “Beauty BFF,” an original web series on MSN Lifestyle and Bing Video. Trust me…it’s must-see TV.

Beauty BFF covers everything from how to achieve the looks you crave (but may be scared to attempt on your own) to the latest trends in hair, makeup and skincare. Viewers join Jenn as she talks to the biggest names in beauty and gets them to spill their secrets. From perfecting the art of the up-do to mastering the at-home manicure, scoring celeb favorites to discovering breakthrough beauty buys- each episode combines interesting insider perspective with usable how-to advice. And since Jenn is all about finding the must-have products that your BFF wouldn’t want you to miss out on, each episode will feature her favorite Product Picks.

Beauty BFF runs through Fall 2010.

Lancôme Giveaway Winner

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bump+it+up Lancôme Giveaway Winner

The lucky winner of Spoiled Pretty’s Bump It Up Giveaway, sponsored by Lancôme, is Brigette!

Brigette has won Amy Tara Koch’s much-anticipated pregnancy style guide Bump It Up: Transforming your Pregnancy into the Ultimate Style Statement. Brigette will also receive one of the author’s favorite beauty products – Lancôme’s Star Bronzer, which creates a sun-kissed look and instantly brightens the complexion.

Congrats to Brigette and many thanks to Lancôme for sponsoring this fabulous giveaway!

Congrats to Winners of the AXE Twist Giveaway!

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Twist+Bodyspray+and+Logo Congrats to Winners of the AXE Twist Giveaway!

Congratulations to the following lucky winners of the AXE Twist Giveaway:

Alisha
antithesis
Becca Ann
biking in heels
Courtney Liggera
iLyma
Julie H
missrantsypants
mverno
One Philly Mommy
Pamela S
Schmidty
sherri419
Stephanie R
zanvia

Winners will receive AXE Twist, a fresh men’s fragrance that changes over time to keep you interested. Prize packages will include a Deodorant Bodyspray (4 oz, $4.99), Deodorant Stick (3 oz, $4.99), and Antiperspirant Stick (2.7 oz, $4.99).

Many thanks to AXE for sponsoring the giveaway!

SATC 2 Salon Blowout Party at Ted Gibson Salon!

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satc+2 SATC 2 Salon Blowout Party at Ted Gibson Salon!In honor of the release of Sex and the City 2, stylist to the stars (Anne Hathaway, Angelina Jolie, Ashley Greene, Demi Moore) and hair guru of TLC’s “What Not to Wear,” Ted Gibson, is offering for a limited time a SATC Salon Blowout Party!
This special is great for a group of 4 (or more)…get discounted blowout service from the hair salon known for having the most expensive haircut! When booking the party, make sure you say “Sex and the City” to get these perks:

Dates: May 14th – 29th

Ted Gibson Salon – New York
184 Fifth Avenue – 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10010
212.633.6333

Ted Gibson Salon – Washington, D.C.

5481 Wisconsin Avenue – Level 2
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
301.951.4445
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