Victoria’s Secret Angels Land in NYC

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Yesterday, 30 Victoria’s Secret supermodels, including Victoria’s Secret Angels Heidi Klum, Alessandra Ambrosio, Doutzen Kroes, Marisa Miller, Miranda Kerr, and PINK’s Behati Prinsoloo, took over Times Square to celebrate the return of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show – airing on CBS Tuesday, December 1st.

DoutzenHolidayShopping Victorias Secret Angels Land in NYCAngels Alessandra Ambrosio, Doutzen Kroes, and Marisa Miller shared their tips for selecting the perfect gift for the one you love and their favorite gifts, including top beauty picks for the holidays.

Marisa Miller’s favorites:
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Love Rocks Fragrance $12-$39: the newest fragrance from Victoria’s Secret Beauty was inspired by the edgy allure of rock ‘n’ roll.

Alessandra Ambrosio favorites:
* The Lacie Collection $16-$48: a collection that features bright, super soft stretch lace in a one-size-fits all thong, hiphugger, bralette, slip and more.

Doutzen Kroes favorites:
* Gift Cards: the perfect gift that allows the one you love to buy their favorite items that have been on their wish list forever!

Philosophy The Bake Shoppe – Plus a Giveaway: Holiday Beauty Gift Guide

philosophy+the+bake+shoppe Philosophy The Bake Shoppe   Plus a Giveaway: Holiday Beauty Gift GuideThis week, Spoiled Pretty is partnering with Philosophy for a giveaway – and we’re gifting six readers with a bath and body set inspired by the best baked goods.

For holiday gift-giving, you simply can’t go wrong with The Bake Shoppe’s decadent shower gels, richly moisturizing lotion, and seductively brilliant lip gloss. It makes a perfect present, but don’t forget to grab one for yourself while you’re at it!

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, but here’s your chance to scoop it up for free…

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 “The Bake Shoppe Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Thursday, November 26th. Six winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Friday, November 27th, I’ll announce the winners’ names. Please, only one entry per person; duplicate entries will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. residents.

Good luck!

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

Kim Kardashian’s Birthday Makeup

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Want to know what products Kim Kardashian wore to look so beautiful on her birthday? Just visit Mario Dedivanovic’s blog!

“I had fun glamming Kim up for her Vegas birthday,” he said. “I did her makeup that night while she was laying down on this big, comfortable spa table/reclining chair and it was actually great doing makeup that way. It’s more exciting when they can’t see what I’m doing the whole time because they get surprised at the end.”   (more…)

Sponsored Post: BeautyTicket.com

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Carol’s Daughter Best Tressed Hair Set: Holiday Beauty Gift Guide

carols+daughter+best+tressed+gift+set Carols Daughter Best Tressed Hair Set: Holiday Beauty Gift GuideThis holiday beauty gift pick is for that follicularly challenged chick in your life. We all have that relative or friend whose hair is so dry, damaged or downright ratnesty that we’re compelled to help. So this holiday season, instead of hooking her up with a cute hat, buy her the Best Tressed Hair Set from Carol’s Daughter.

Like the right pair of shoes, a hairdo can make or break your outfit. Starting off with gently-cleansing Rosemary Mint Shampoo with Sea Moss for dry hair is a wise choice. Layer in moisture with Black Vanilla Leave-in Conditioner. Hair Milk, a light solution for brittle hair, adds luster with the help of lemongrass and ylang-ylang. The essential oils of sage and rosemary in Lisa’s Hair Elixir help combat dry hair and scalp while peppermint gives a refreshing tingle. Mimosa Hair Honey, an herbal-infused pomade, improves manageability and tames fly-aways so that the only thing catching anyone’s eye is your gorgeous hair!

I just tried Carol’s Daughter hair products tonight, for the first time. And let me tell you…they are just as awesome as everything you’ve heard. I’m extremely embarrassed to be so tardy for the Carol’s Daughter hair party; so I’m not just jumping on the bandwagon – I’m getting behind the wheel, y’all. After using the products in the Best Tressed Hair Set, my mane (which is usually the black hole of moisture and shine) is soft, shiny, wonderfully fragranced and feels so darn healthy that I’m in a state of shock.

What’s even more amazing is the fact that these products are all natural – free of the harsh chemicals that jacked up your hair in the first place. “I wanted lots of moisture and no synthetic preservatives,” says creator Lisa Price. “If I couldn’t pronounce the ingredient, it wasn’t going into the pot.”

The Best Tressed Hair Set is the gift that keeps giving. Your homegirl, and her haphazard hair, will thank you.

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

Winner of the Thanksgiving Beauty Giveaway

New Moon Star Gets Her Hair Twilighted

Christian+Serratos+twilights+1 New Moon Star Gets Her Hair TwilightedWell-known in the industry for his cutting-edge style, hairstylist Stuart Gavert was contacted to do the hair color for the cast of the major motion picture Twilight – including Rob Pattinson and Kristen Stewart!

Earlier this month, New Moon‘s own Christian Serratos (who plays Angela) visited the Gavert Atelier Salon and received her very own set of “twilights.”

Inspired by the movie and its stars, Gavert launched a concept of color on highlighting called twilights; the idea is to create highlights that can prolong visits to the salon for touch-ups (perfect for long months of filming) and to use a process that is not damaging to the hair.

For her day of beauty, the super sweet actress preferred pizza and Diet Coke for lunch and had a fun time being pampered.

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Serratos added in some pieces to lengthen her “lob” for Monday’s premiere of New Moon.

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Free Aveda Body Wash

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Print out the image above and bring it to your local Aveda store to receive a free travel-size Rosemary Mint Hand and Body Wash*. Or shop online at aveda.com to receive the free body wash and free standard shipping on all orders over $40** (use coupon code HOLIDAY119 to redeem at checkout).

* One to a customer. Good while supplies last at participating locations. Offer expires January 31, 2010.
** Offer ends on November 18, 2009 at 11:59pm EST; available to U.S. Residents only.

Luna Twilight Makeup Now Available at Nordstrom!

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Besides their razor sharp fangs, vampires’ greatest weapon is their stunning appearance. Glistening skin, blood-red lips, sultry eyes and a barely there flush perfectly play innocence against danger – and what girl wouldn’t want to harness that Twilight-inspired spirit?

To celebrate the premiere of New Moon, Nordstrom is launching the Luna Twilight cosmetics collection.

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Luna Twilight Mortal Glow Blushing Cream, $20
This breakthrough blend of mousse and cream blush glides on effortlessly for a satin finish that perfectly emulates a vampire’s ethereal glow.

Luna Twilight Body Glow Luna Twilight Makeup Now Available at Nordstrom!

Luna Twilight First Light Body Glow, $34
Highlight collarbones, arms and legs with a light-weight, hydrating body illuminator that leaves skin dazzling.

Luna Twilight DuWop Lip Venom Luna Twilight Makeup Now Available at Nordstrom!

Luna Twilight DuWop Lip Venom, $16
Apply this Venom-laced lip conditioner for a crimson stained pout with an intensely potent bite.

Moonshadows Eye Shadows Luna Twilight Makeup Now Available at Nordstrom!

Luna Twilight Moonshadows Eyeshadow, $20
Smudge on this duel shimmer and cream shadow for a mysterious smokey eye effect.

To check out the entire Luna Twilight beauty collection, hit up your local Nordstrom store or nordstrom.com. Whether you’re “Team Edward” or “Team Jacob,” these products will seduce to every Twilight fan.

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Speaking of teams, you can also show your allegiance with cute tees and jewelry – also available at Nordstrom!

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