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

Lord & Taylor Friends and Family

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lord+and+taylor Lord & Taylor Friends and Family

Lord & Taylor is having a Friends & Family sale April 21-25, 2010. Take 25% off almost everything (cosmetics and fragrances are 10% off) with this in-store savings pass – or use the online coupon code FRIENDS at checkout.

If you’re too impatient to wait until Wednesday, L&T feels you. Take advantage of the online preview and start spending, er, saving NOW.

Winner of the Orly Sweet Collection Giveaway

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orly sweet collection nail polish Winner of the Orly Sweet Collection Giveaway

Congratulations to cartmanette, winner of the Orly Sweet Collection Giveaway. This candy-colored set of polishes includes:

Gumdrop: pastel turquoise crème
Cotton Candy: baby pink crème
Lollipop: pastel purple crème
Pixy Stix: salmon crème
Snowcone: baby blue crème
Lemonade: pastel yellow crème

Thanks to Orly for sponsoring the contest. And don’t miss out on Spoiled Pretty’s other fantabulous giveaways!

Neutrogena MoistureShine Gloss: Recessionista’s Fabuless Pick of the Week

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neutrogena+moistureshine+gloss Neutrogena MoistureShine Gloss: Recessionistas Fabuless Pick of the Week
I’m a lip gloss aficionado. I probably own 350+ tubes – and, yes, I realize that that’s utterly ridiculous. But I can’t help myself; I have an insatiable appetite for glosses.
It’s the one cosmetic that I wear every day, so I suppose my compulsion is somewhat justified (not really, that’s just what I tell myself). But despite my addiction, I’m quite the lip gloss snob. My collection is an exquisitely edited assortment of glosses, and a new addition must pass a rigorous set of standards before it is inducted into my own private lip gloss hall of fame.
The latest inductee? Neutrogena’s new MoistureShine Gloss – and here’s why…
neutrogena+moistureshine+gloss+in+wine+wellness Neutrogena MoistureShine Gloss: Recessionistas Fabuless Pick of the Week

First, MoistureShine Gloss has the perfect level of opacity for this time of year. In the spring/summer, I become the Goldilocks of glosses. I look for a gloss that delivers a hint of color; not so little that I might as well be wearing a clear gloss, and not so much that it looks like I’m wearing lipstick. MoistureShine Gloss gives the lips just the right amount of color, not to mention creamy, megawatt shine. The conditioning formula is antioxidant-rich and actually improves the healthy look, softness and smoothness of your lips over time. Plus the gloss has a subtle berry fragrance, natch.

MoistureShine Gloss isn’t sticky in the slightest, and feels more like a balm on the lips. For this review, I tested shade 410 (Wine Wellness, left) – which looks gorgeous, in an understated way, against my tan complexion.

If you’re a lip gloss nut like me and you’re looking for a new beauty that won’t break the bank, Neutrogena MoistureShine Gloss ($8.99) is an excellent choice. Available in 14 shades, it is sold at mass market retailers nationwide.

Sponsored Post: AXE Twist Giveaway

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Beauty Bloggerati Spotlight Sponsored Post: AXE Twist Giveaway

Girls get bored easily. That goes without saying. So gift your man with AXE Twist, a fresh fragrance that changes over time to keep you interested.

Twist+Bodyspray+and+Logo Sponsored Post: AXE Twist Giveaway

Developed by world-renowned fragrance experts (including the nose behind Obsession, Eternity, Marc Jacobs Daisy, and Covet for Sarah Jessica Parker), Twist starts with fresh hints of citrus and lime to make a good first impression, and then adds more depth with earthy notes of cedar and sandalwood to keep guys smelling good. When reviewing the Twist Bodyspray, I enjoyed how the fragrance started off crisp and clean – then over the next hour, it morphed into a very manly scent.

The AXE Twist collection includes a Deodorant Bodyspray (4 oz, $4.99), Deodorant Stick (3 oz, $4.99), Antiperspirant Stick (2.7, $4.99) and Shower Gel (12 oz, $3.99).

This week, Spoiled Pretty is partnering with Axe to give readers an opportunity to experience Twist, firsthand. Fifteen winners – yes, you heard me right – will win the Bodyspray, Deodorant and Antiperspirant.

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 Sunday, April 18, 2010. Good luck!

Makeup Mondays With Mario: Plump Your Pout

Posted on by daneen in Beauty Tips, Highlighter, Lips, Makeup Mondays with Mario, Mario Dedivanovic | Leave a comment
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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,

My lips are on the thin side, and so I was hoping you could share some techniques and products that will make them look fuller.

Thanks!
Joanna

kim+kardashian+beauty+makeup+full+lips Makeup Mondays With Mario: Plump Your PoutHi Joanna,

To make your pretty little lips appear more full, start out by lining just above the natural lip line with a lip pencil very close in color to your natural lips. Careful not to overdraw too much, especially on the outer corners as it can look clownish or sad-ish. Follow with lipstick and/or gloss and make sure to fill the lips in completely, going over the lip pencil as well to prevent seeing the matte pencil next to the shine or gloss. In other words, apply the gloss exactly over the pencil, not just within the lip line.

For a really pretty pout, finish the lips by applying a cream or powder highlighter to the cupid’s bow and center of the bottom lip. This will attract light and lift those areas a bit. If using a gloss, apply the highlight before the gloss or use a light, shimmery gloss on the center instead.

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!

Attention Moms To Be: Lancome Events and Giveaway!

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bump+it+up Attention Moms To Be: Lancome Events and Giveaway!Attention all fellow moms-to-be out there in cyberland…

This month, Lancôme teams up with style expert and author Amy Tara Koch of the much-anticipated pregnancy style guide Bump It Up: Transforming your Pregnancy into the Ultimate Style Statement for several exclusive in-store events.

Clients will get the inside scoop on style tips that will take the average pregnancy from blah to beautiful. From creating the best faux glow to the maternity makeup must-haves, expecting moms will be armed with beauty and fashion advice leaving mommy-to-be feeling fabulous. One of her fave product picks? Lancôme’s Star Bronzer to create a sun-kissed look and instantly brighten the complexion.

 Attention Moms To Be: Lancome Events and Giveaway!

In addition to receiving expert pregnancy style tips, clients will work with a Lancôme beauty expert on the hottest products to update their beauty regimen. And get the book free with any $75 purchase. Call/email the boutique nearest you to reserve an appointment. Space is limited.

April 13th / 5 PM – 7 PM
Lancôme | The Boutique
Upper West Side
212.362.4858
April 14th / 5 PM – 7 PM
Lancôme | The Boutique
The Mall at Short Hills
973.258.0790
April 27th / 6 PM – 8 PM
W Hotel Dallas-Victory – Lancôme is a sponsor
2440 Victory Park Lane
RSVP: rsvp.01521@whotels.com
April 28th / 5 PM – 7 PM
Lancôme | The Boutique
Northpark Dallas
214.750.9364

Even if you are unable to attend one of the aforementioned events, you’re in luck. Spoiled Pretty is teaming up with Lancome for a giveaway. One lucky expectant mom will win a copy of Bump It Up, plus Lancôme’s Star Bronzer (prize value: $54.50).

To enter the giveaway, leave a message in the comments section. Tell me a little about your own maternity style, and when your little one is due. 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 19, 2010. Good luck!

Ladies For Life: Shop To Support Relay For Life of Philadelphia

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 Ladies For Life: Shop To Support Relay For Life of PhiladelphiaAs many of you know, I may moonlight as a beauty blogger, but by day I work for the American Cancer Society. If you’re in the Philadelphia area, we’re hosting a fundraising event next week, and I encourage you to stop by. I donated a DKNY tote bag chock full of beauty products which will be raffled off. So please come out and help support a very worth cause!
LADIES FOR LIFE
A night of shopping to benefit Relay For Life of Philadelphia
Monday, April 12 from 6 – 9 p.m.
Barbelin Hall – 321 Willings Alley
Philadelphia, PA 19106


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$10 reserves your spot on the guest list, or show up the night of the 12th ($10 cover charge). You can purchase your tickets online at ladiesforlife.eventbrite.com.
The first 20 shoppers in the door get a free gift!!!
Vendors include: PartyLite, Silpada Designs (jewelry), Mary Kay, Avon, Shaklee (health and wellness), Bagalitas (purses), Cookie Lee (jewelry), Beijo Bags, Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Tupperware, Jockey, Arbonne International (body care) and more!

And we will be raffling off multiple baskets from the vendors!!!

Find out more about Relay For Life of Philadelphia at phillyrelay.org.

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