Beauty Bloggerati Spotlight: Sponsored by Tweezerman

tweezerman Beauty Bloggerati Spotlight: Sponsored by Tweezerman

Top makeup artists recommend the award-winning Tweezerman Slant® Tweezer for expert brow shaping. The perfectly aligned, hand-filed slanted tips grab every hair, every time with exact precision. This holiday season, tweezing aficionados and novices alike will adore these festive Tweezerman stocking stuffers at a range of prices:

The Petite Tweeze® Set ($25) contains smaller versions of the Slant® and Point® Tweezers, which are ideal for grooming on the go.

The Special Edition Polka Dot Swarovski® Crystal Slant® Tweezers ($40) are adorned with delicate Swarovski crystals to add a hint of glamour to the everyday. Available in Midnight Sky, Signature Red or Neon Pink.

The new Winter Print Mini Slant® Holiday Tweezers ($15) are the perfect holiday beauty treats, are petite enough to fit in the palm of your hand and come decorated with either a snowflake or star motif in shades of red, blue or green.

Special Offer! Get 10% off your entire order at tweezerman.com. Get free shipping when you spend $40, and a free gift when you spend $75.

Clean & Clear Giveaway!

woman+acne Clean & Clear Giveaway!You’ve heard of the 100 years war? Well, let me tell you about the 20 years war. What’s that, you ask? It’s just this pesky little battle I’ve be waging with acne. Pimples, blackheads and whiteheads are no strangers to my skin – and I have tried hundreds of products to keep the situation under control.

When it comes to skin care, I tend to shop in department and specialty stores because my complexion requires the crème de la crème of cleansers, creams, masques and moisturizers. So imagine my surprise to discover a drugstore brand that tamed my temperamental skin; plus the cost of the entire regimen is about the same that I would typically pay for one high-end skin care product.

Meet the Recessionista’s Fabuless Pick of the Week

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Clean & Clear Advantage 3-in-1 Foaming Acne Wash goes beyond cleansing to treat acne as you wash, while working to prevent future breakouts. The innovative formula combines a breakthrough oil dissolving technology and acne-fighting ingredients to thoroughly cleanse skin and control breakouts. I love how easily it removes my makeup and the daily grime without stripping my skin.

Clean & Clear Advantage Mark Treatment is a lightweight gel that reduces size of pimples while diminishing the appearance of post-acne marks. The breakthrough formula allows acne medication to start working quickly, reducing blemishes, as well as addressing the after effects of blemishes on skin. If you have acne marks or other types of hyperpigmentation, I highly recommend this treatment.

Clean & Clear Advantage 3-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser is a daily scrub that treats acne and helps prevent breakouts. Micro-beads in a creamy cleanser formula exfoliate and slough away pore-clogging dirt, oil and impurities while Benzoyl Peroxide treats acne, revealing a clearer complexion.

Clean & Clear Blackhead Eraser Cleansing Mask reduces blackheads and helps prevent new ones from forming. Specially formulated to treat blackhead prone skin, the mask is infused with acne fighting medication and ingredients that draw out dirt, oil and impurities that can clog pores and lead to blackheads.

Clean & Clear Morning Burst In-Shower Facial is a citrus-scented, invigorating deep cleansing treatment that works with the steam from your shower. Clay helps draws out dirt, oil, and impurities from skin, moisturizers keep skin from over-drying. I absolutely adore this product! Used 1-3 times each week (in place of your normal cleanser), it wakes me up and re-energizes my skin – leaving it looking and feeling refreshed. The first time I tried it, Mr. Spoiled Pretty kept complimenting on my skin. “It looks healthy and shiny,” he said. Usually, ‘shiny’ isn’t an adjective I would want attributed to my skin; but I understood that in man-speak, he meant that my complexion looked vibrant.

This week, I’m not content to just tell you about my fabulous new drugstore finds. I’m partnering with Clean & Clear and we’re giving away a set. And because we’re confident that these products will help keep your complexion in check, we’re throwing in the Polaroid 7MP Pink Digital Camera – so you can document the improvement in your skin!

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To enter the giveaway, send an email to spoiledprettycontests@gmail.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Clean & Clear Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Wednesday, December 9th. One winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Thursday, December 10th, I’ll announce the winner’s name. Please, only one entry per person; duplicate entries will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. and Canadian residents. Good luck!

Get Cullen-Perfect Skin with Dermalogica

dermalogica Get Cullen Perfect Skin with DermalogicaDermalogica is a favorite brand of The Twilight Saga: New Moon. On set, Makeup Designer Norma Hill-Patton routinely used the products to create the best canvas for dressing up the vampires and werewolves.

“All of the Actors required a lot of makeup and it was on their faces for long periods of time, so we needed to take particular care of their skins,” said Hill-Patton, New Moon Makeup Designer. “Vampires don’t perspire, don’t grow facial hair, don’t get lines and certainly don’t get blemishes!

We loved Dermalogica’s active moist which we used on most of the cast as it is quite universal and suits most types of skin. The precleanse was invaluable for cleansing off the body make up, especially because we had to apply a make up fixative and it was difficult to remove. But we didn’t want anything that was harsh or might induce a reaction. The intensive eye repair was great for keeping the fine lines around the eyes at bay. A tiny amount patted under the eye for final checks (on top of the makeup) did wonders to diminish the lines for close ups.

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And finally, the shave system kit was used on all of the guys with great success! Again, it was really important to be sympathetic to their skins as they had to have a really close shave. I’m a great fan of the close shave oil and it can be used for wet shaves or electric shaves! We even had to shave some of them in the middle of the day to maintain the smooth look to their skin!

new+moon+poster Get Cullen Perfect Skin with DermalogicaI also loved the renewal lip complex to keep their lips smooth during the cold, windy days during exterior filming. Perfect for those up-close kissing scenes! In fact, we used a lot of the skin care on the entire Cast!”

“My daily makeup regime includes Dermalogica sunscreen, said Ashley Green (aka Alice Cullen). They also have a really great special clearing booster for spot treatment on blemishes. It’s a little more involved on set with hot towel treatments and Dermalogica precleanse to get all that white makeup off. We use a lot Dermalogica products…I love the microfoliant!”

Tinsel Corey (aka Emily, the pack mother) says, “My daily skin regimen is a cleanser, toner, moisturizer. Once a week an exfoliant, and a hydrating mask. I alternate between products though, one of my favorites is Dermalogica. One of main things that also helps with my skin is taking my multi-vitamins, zinc and flaxseed oil caps.”

Parabens: Not So Bad After All?

paraben Parabens: Not So Bad After All?Parabens have a bad rep…but is it undeserved? Yes, according to a study performed by Europe’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety.

After conducting tests on mice, using propylparaben and butylparaben (two common parabens used as preservatives in numerous grooming products), the group concluded that mammals metabolize parabens before the chemicals have a chance to enter the bloodstream – and thus, parabens are unlikely to cause cancer and other health problems.

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Rachel Roy Styles Her Hair with Nivea Hand Cream!

rachelroy1 Rachel Roy Styles Her Hair with Nivea Hand Cream!

Designer Rachel Roy is unbelievably gorgeous with superhuman shine to her hair. I recently tweeted her up, asking how she manages to keep her hair so glossy glossy. Rachel responded, “I don’t put much in my hair, but whenever I do an updo I use a little Nivea hand cream.”

Isn’t it so unfair? I could sprinkle fairy dust in my hair and it would still look a hot mess.

rachelroy2 Rachel Roy Styles Her Hair with Nivea Hand Cream!

Makeup Mondays With Mario: 5 Tips to Being a Successful Makeup Artist

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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,

You are a makeup icon to me. What are your five tips to being a successful make up artist?
-Cassandra

sky nellor1 behind scnee1 Makeup Mondays With Mario: 5 Tips to Being a Successful Makeup ArtistThank you, Cassandra…I am very humbled! To become a successful makeup artist entails a whole lot and I could think of a million things to say here. Here are five tips to help:* Be passionate about what you do because it shows in your work.

* Figure out what area of work you like best (fashion, celeb, editorial, etc) and try to focus on that.

* Study and research art and fashion – both past and present. It’s important to know and be able to execute period looks, etc.

* Go with a great agent that you like and that believes in you and your work.

* Always stay positive and have a good attitude while working.

Thanks again Cassandra!

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!

Cyber Monday Beauty Deals!!!

shopaholic+henri+bendel Cyber Monday Beauty Deals!!!It took me light years to comb the Internet for these Cyber Monday beauty deals, so please take advantage. Happy shopping. Let me know in the comments what you end up buying!

Aldo: Take 10% off your online purchase. Enter CYBERMONDAY09 at checkout. Promotion ends on November 30, 2009.

Ann Taylor: Take 40% off your purchase online and IN STORE! Plus get free shipping on orders of $100 or more. Enter code MONDAY at checkout. Promotion ends on November 30, 2009.

Aveda: Choose 4 free samples with all online orders, plus get free shipping with orders over $25. Use promo code PIVK4 at checkout. Promotion ends on November 30, 2009.

Avon
: Pick up a bunch of your Avon favorites on the cheap.

Beauty.com: Get an Erickson Beamon designer bag filled with deluxe samples (valued at over $150) with any $100 purchase. Samples include: Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Body Exfoliating Cream, Sue Devitt Eye Intensifier Pencil (Tanzania or Kalahari), Talika Eye Decompress, Nick Chavez Beverly Hills Plump ‘N Thick Thickening Hairspray with Collagen, Jack Black Industrial Strength Hand Healer, Rene Furterer Paris Myrrhea Anti-Frizz silkening mask, Diana B. Candle (Black Fig or Maple Sugar Lychee Nut), Smashbox Lash DNA Mascara, StriVectin Neck Cream, DDF Daily Protective Moisturizer SPF 15, Phyto Phytolisse Finishing Serum, Intelligent Nutrients Lip Delivery Nutrition, and Urban Decay Sin Primer Potion. Promotion ends on November 30, 2009.

Banana Republic: Take 20% off all online purchases, plus free shipping. Enter MONDAY at checkout. Promotion ends on November 30, 2009.

Beauty.com
: Get $10 off your purchase of $60 or more, plus free shipping. Your special discount will show at checkout. Promotion ends on December 31, 2009.

Benefit Cosmetics: Free shipping with any purchase. Enter CYBERMON at checkout. Plus, get two free samples with every order (no promo code needed). Promotion ends on November 30, 2009.

Bliss: Check out these great deals at Bliss!

Bluemercury.com: Complimentary Fekkai Technician Color Care Trio (shampoo, conditioner and anti-fade top coat) with any online purchase of $40 or more. Enter FEKKAI09 at checkout. Promotion ends on November 30, 2009.

Bobbi Brown: Take 20% off your online purchase.

Clarisonic: Save up to 20% on Clarisonic duos.

Clinique: Get a festive holiday tote with any purchase of $49.50 or more. Enter promo code TOTE at checkout. And don’t forget to pick up a free sample. Choose from: Age Defense for Eyes, Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion, High Impact Mascara or All About Eyes. Plus, enjoy complimentary gift wrap with any purchase!

DERMAdoctor: Take 10% off all purchases. Use coupon code CYBER at checkout. Promotion ends on November 30, 2009.

Drugstore.com: Check out these amazing deals and gifts with purchase!

DSW: 25% off entire online purchase. Enter SAVE25 at checkout. Promotion ends on November 30, 2009.

DSW: DSW Rewards Members get free standard shipping on orders of $35 or more. Enter SNOWMAN at checkout. Promotion ends January 4, 2009.

DuWop: Take 20% off any purchase. Enter THANKFUL at checkout. Promotion ends November 30, 2009.

e.l.f.: Get 70% off products from the e.l.f. Minerals line. Enter coupon code CM70MIN at checkout.  Cyber Monday Beauty Deals!!!Promotion ends on November 30, 2009.

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eDressMe.com: Now through December 25, 2009, pick up stocking stuffers are discounted 25%. Everything is under $25.

Forever21: Free Shipping, no minimum. Enter code CYBERMONDAY at checkout. Promotion ends on November 30, 2009.

Fragrancenet.com: Get $10 off all purchases over $70. Enter code LSDEC9 at checkout. Promotion ends on December 3, 2009.

Fragrancenet.com: Free U.S. standard shipping. Enter code BLFDY9 at checkout. Promotion ends on November 30, 2009.

Gap: Take 20% off all online purchases, plus free shipping. Enter MONDAY at checkout. Promotion ends on November 30, 2009.

Giorgio Armani Beauty: Get 20% off your cosmetics and skincare order (plus free shipping) with code FAMILY. Promotion ends on November 30, 2009.

HSN.com: Take 15% off Carol’s Daughter products. Promotion ends on November 30, 2009.

Kate Somerville: Save 30% off your online order. Enter KATE2009 at checkout. Promotion ends on November 30, 2009.

Kiehl’s: Score 20% off orders as part of the Kiehl’s Friends & Family sale. The offer also includes free shipping on orders of $30 or more. Enter FAMILY at checkout. Promotion ends on December 1, 2009.

Korres: It’s a party at korres.com on Cyber Monday. Shop irresistibly low prices on must-haves in every category and get 20% off everything site wide, free shipping on purchases over $30 and blockbuster free gifts. Promotion ends December 2, 2009.

L’Occitane: Save up to 30% on these holiday gifts. Plus get free shipping on orders of $25 or more (no code needed). Sale ends on November 30, 2009.

Lab Series: Take 25% off your entire order and enjoy free standard shipping. Promotion ends December 4, 2009.

Lancome: Take 20% off your online purchase. Enter HolidayJoy2 at checkout. Promotion ends on November 30, 2009.

Linea Pelle: Take 20% off handbags, belts and fashion accessories. Enter coupon code CYBERMONDAY at checkout. Promotion ends on November 30, 2009.

Macy’s: Enjoy free shipping with your online purchase of $75 or more. Use promo code CYBER at checkout. Promotion ends on November 30, 2009.

MD Skincare: Spend $100 and get 20% off. Enter CYBER at checkout. Promotion ends on November 30, 2009.

Molton Brown: Take 15% off your online purchases over $65, plus get free shipping. Enter MONDAY at checkout. Promotion ends on November 30, 2009.

Nine West: Check out these Cyber Monday Doorbusters. These 4 pairs of hot boots are 50% off! Promotion ends on November 30, 2009.

Old Navy
: Take 20% off all online purchases, plus free shipping. Enter MONDAY at checkout. Promotion ends on November 30, 2009.

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Origins: Take $10 off any $25 order. Can you even believe? Definitely use this promotion to pick up the Peace of Mind stocking stuffer I told you about. Enter coupon code TenOff09 at checkout. Promotion ends on November 30, 2009.

Philosophy: Receive free shipping with any purchase. With any $75 purchase, receive a free gift valued at over $100. Gift includes a Philosophy messenger bag with embroidered logo plus these deluxe samples: Hope in a tube (0.25 oz), microdelivery wash (2 oz), purity made simple (2 oz), unconditional love lotion (1 oz), eye hope (0.2 oz), hope in a jar (0.4 oz), and one other product that will be confirmed at a later time. Enter code magicandhope at checkout. Promotion ends December 1, 2009.

Piperlime: Take 20% off all online purchases, plus free shipping. Enter MONDAY at checkout. Promotion ends on November 30, 2009.

Prescriptives: Receive a free 4-piece gift of travel size skincare bestsellers (All Clean Fresh Foaming Cleanser, Instant Gratification Skin Renewal Peel, Super Line Preventor Xtreme, Super Line Preventor Xtreme Lifting Concentrate) with any $50 order, plus enjoy free standard shipping. Enter CYBER9 at checkout. Promotion ends on November 30, 2009.

Saks Fifth Avenue: Free shipping on all orders. Enter HOLIDAY9 at checkout. Promotion ends on November 30, 2009.

Sephora: Get free shipping on all orders. Enter SHIP4FREE at checkout. Promotion ends on November 30, 2009.

Sephora: Take 20% off Bare Escentuals Get Started Kits, plus free shipping. Enter GETSTARTED at checkout. Promotion ends December 1, 2009.

Shu Uemura: Get 20% off purchases of $50 or more, plus enjoy free shipping. Enter WISH09 at checkout. Promotion ends on December 1, 2009.

Shu Uemura: Get 7 deluxe samples on orders of $125 or more, plus free shipping – and 20% off! Deluxe samples include mesh bag, mini-gloss, brightening cream, red:juvenus intense vitalizing concentrate, pleasure of Japanese bath – hinoki, cleansing beauty oil premium A/O, depsea water mist in chamomile, powder foundation. Use code WISHDELUXE09 at checkout. Promotion ends on November 30, 2009.

Skinstore.com: Take 20% off sitewide. Enter HOL20 at checkout. Promotion ends on November 30, 2009.

Smashbox: The Smashbox Friends & Family Sale has started! Take care of all your holiday shopping and save 20% on your entire order. Enter code SBFF9 at checkout. Oh, and choose from 3 deluxe-sized samples and get a bonus sample with every order. Promotion ends on December 1, 2009.

Spanx: Free shipping on all orders. Use promo code GOBBLE2010 at checkout. Promotion ends on November 30, 2009.

Steve Madden: Take 25% off your online purchase, plus get free shipping. Enter MADDEN25 at checkout. Promotion ends on November 30, 2009.

Stila: Free shipping, no minimum. Enter THANKS at checkout. Promotion ends on November 30, 2009.

Tarte: Get 40% off your online purchase. Orders of $25 or more get complimentary shipping and a free lip gloss. Use code CYBERMON9 at checkout.

The Body Shop: Take 20% off all online purchases. Plus, choose a free product with any purchase. Choose from: Super Volume Mascara in Black, Vit E Eye Cream, Maca Root Travel Shave Cream, Coconut Scrub or Wild Cherry Mini Body Butter. Promotion ends on November 30, 2009.

The Limited: 20% off everything, plus free shipping. Promotion ends on November 30, 2009.

Three Custom Color: Receive 25% off sitewide with coupon code CYBER. Promotion ends on December 1, 2009.

Too Faced: 30% off and free shipping on orders of $50 or more with code LUCKYBREAKS. Promotion ends January 2, 2009.

shopaholic+cyber+monday Cyber Monday Beauty Deals!!!Tory Burch: Tory has some fantastic Cyber Monday deals going on. Score a free Cheetah Print Tote with orders of $100 or more. Get 30% off purchases of $300 or more with coupon code TURKEY30. Gift wrap is complimentary, and shipping is free on orders of $150 or more.

Ulta: Receive 12 free samples in an airline approved Ulta bag with any $35 online purchase. This is a $55 value. Promotion ends on November 30, 2009.

Victoria’s Secret: Get 30% off a single item. Enter coupon code ITEM30 at checkout. Promotion ends on December 2, 2009.

Walgreens: Take $15 off purchases of $75 or more, plus get free shipping. Enter SAVENOW at checkout. Promotion ends on December 5, 2009.

I TEMPTU. Do You?

 I TEMPTU. Do You?

I recently received the TEMPTU Airbrush Makeup System to test and review for Spoiled Pretty, and I’m really dreading having to give it back. That’s how amazing it is. Watch the video to find out why I’m awarding TEMPTU with ‘holy grail’ status.


TEMPTU is a great holiday beauty gift (the recipient would love you forever). The TEMPTU Airbrush Makeup System is available at Sephora and costs $225. A duo of foundation pods (there are 12 shades) costs $55. Blush pods (4 shades) are $30 and highlighter pods (4 shades) are $35 each.

For more expert gift picks, check out Spoiled Pretty’s 2009 Holiday Beauty Gift Guide!

Winners of The Bake Shoppe Giveaway!

the+bake+shoppe+philosophy Winners of The Bake Shoppe Giveaway!Congrats to Nicky Balandiat, Terri Bruney, Paula Caudill, Lynn Harasym, Audrey Morgan, and Michelle St. James – winners of The Bake Shoppe Giveaway, generously sponsored by Philosophy.

These ladies will win this decadent bath and body set, inspired by sweet treats.

The Bake Shoppe includes ($30): 4.0 oz Pink Frosted Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath; 4.0 oz Raspberry Mousse Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath; 0.5 oz Raspberry Mousse Flavored Lip Shine; and 2.0 oz Sweet Creamy Frosting Body Lotion.

The Bake Shoppe is available at Sephora and philosophy.com.

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