Ann Taylor Friends & Family 2009: 30% OFF

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Tuesday, November 17 through Sunday, November 22, take 30% off your entire purchase at Ann Taylor and Ann Taylor LOFT!!! Present this coupon to redeem in stores, or use coupon code FRIENDS during online checkout.

And as a special bonus (don’t cha just love special bonuses?), score 15% off your purchase at Ann Taylor Factory and Loft Outlet stores. Just don’t forget to bring a copy of the image above…the salesperson might look at you sideways if you show up empty handed.

Ann, you’re just too good to me…

PS – OMG…just visited the LOFT website and spied my college friend-turned-model, Colin, on the homepage.

22% Off NARS!!!

nars+everlasting+love+palette 22% Off NARS!!!

OMG…just heard about this and my fingers couldn’t type fast enough. I am so excited to share this coupon code with you. Right now, get 22% off purchases of $60 or more at narscosmetics.com. Just enter coupon code 0011290CP at checkout.

I don’t know when this promotion ends, so don’t delay. Get your save on today.

Makeup Mondays With Mario: Slimming A Wide Nose

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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!

Do you have makeup tips for making the nose look more narrow or smaller? Thank you! -Athena

nose+makeup Makeup Mondays With Mario: Slimming A Wide NoseAthena,

Making the nose look more narrow or smaller can be challenging at first and it’s very easy to overdo it. I remember back when I first tried to contour a model’s nose on a shoot, the photographer said “What is that muddy stuff on her nose?” LOL…I overdid it!

Here are a couple of tricks/tips I recommend:

Make sure the nose has a base on it and set it with some loose powder. Using a soft bristled brush (eye shadow/blending brush), dip a bit into a matte bronzer or blush that’s a few shades deeper then your skin. Tap off the excess powder and, starting at the inside corner of the brow, softly shade going down along the sides of the nose. Again, it’s very important that you start soft. It should look like a natural shadow and not an eyeshadow. Using a lighter shade either shimmer or matte, apply on the bridge of the nose. Blend with a clean brush if there are any lines.

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!

Taylor Lautner’s Must Have Hair Products

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If you’re “Team Jacob,” this post is for you…

New Moon star Taylor Lautner is InStyle‘s December Man of Style. When the mag asked how he keeps his hair looking so perfect, Taylor answered KMS Hairplay and Redken Rough Paste. Now what I’d really like to know is what this kid is brushing with. I dare you to find me straighter, whiter chompers in Hollywood…natural, I mean; Hillary Duff’s chicklet teeth don’t count.

Taylor’s girlfriend, Taylor Swift, graces the issue’s special 3-D cover.

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Look What I Bought At Nordstrom: Dolce Vita Whitney Boots

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Like a moth to a flame, I am inexplicably drawn to anything with an exposed zipper. So when I spotted some teenager holding the floor sample of these Whitney Boots by Dolce Vita in the Nordstrom shoe department yesterday, I was this close to snatching it out of her hand when she wasn’t looking.

After a few minutes of indecision, the girl returned the sample to the display and I pounced on it so fast, I doubt the sole ever touched the table top. The Whitney boots ended up coming home with me, and I can’t wait to wear them for the first time. These definitely are the kind of footwear you build entire ensembles around.

If you choose to follow in my footsteps and buy this particular style, be warned – they run small. I usually wear a size 8 boot – but with these, I needed an 8.5.

The Beauty Girls Weekend Read

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Daneen from Spoiled Pretty tried on the new Victoria’s Secret Miraculous Bra. You know, the one that adds two cup sizes? Find out if the bra is a bomb or the bomb-shell!

Teri from Beautiful Makeup Search found the trick(s) to give you the ultimate makeup finish.

korres+plum+color+collection The Beauty Girls Weekend ReadLianne from The Makeup Girl is pleased to offer her readers an early holiday gift…30% off at Korres!

The Tribeca Grand Hotel has Julia from All About The Pretty in a New York State of mind….

Erika from Makeup Bag has the ENTIRE RUNDOWN of all the Holiday makeup collections….

Amber from Beauty Blogging Junkie is giving away four holiday sets from FLIRT! Want in? Click here to enter.

Marina from Makeup Loves Me has the cure for your stiletto feet! Click here to see what it is!

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Victoria’s Secret Drops A Bombshell: Miraculous Push-Up Bra

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The other day on my lunch break, I stopped by my neighborhood Victoria’s Secret store to try on the new Miraculous Push-Up Bra. You know…the one that adds two cup sizes. Yeah, that one. In the dressing room, I put on the bra and it instantly transformed my small B’s into generous D’s…truly miraculous. But the true test was when I slipped my sweater back on, over top of the Miraculous Bra. That’s when my eyes bugged out of my head. The reflection in the full-length mirror was a surprising optical illusion. It was as if I was looking at Jessica Rabbit’s body with my head perched on top. Once you take the bra for a test drive, you’ll understand why the tagline for this bra is “Hello, Bombshell”…it’s cuz it looks like you’re smuggling weapons of mass destruction under your top.

victorias+secret+miraculous+bra Victoria’s Secret Drops A Bombshell: Miraculous Push Up BraIf ever there was a bra that delivered on its promises, it’s this one. But there are some major caveats. Though the Miraculous Push-Up is available in sizes AA through DD, I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone with more than a B cup. While I was blown away by the bra, I would have felt totally inappropriate wearing it anytime other than Friday or Saturday nights; this is definitely not one to don under your work wear, unless you work at Hooters.

I’m small on top with wide hips and a lil junk in the trunk, so I had hoped that the Miraculous Push-Up would help balance me out. What it ended up doing is making me appreciate what God gave me (or rather, didn’t give me). So instead of paying $48-52 for a bra I would only wear on rare occasions, I’ve decided to just shake what Mama Spoiled Pretty gave me.

Update: After telling Mr. Spoiled Pretty about this post and my experience with the Miraculous Push-Up, he suggested I return to the store and buy it.

Congratulate The PH8 Giveaway Winner!

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Congratulations to the winner of the PH8 Giveaway winner, Jennifer Rager. Jennifer has won a pair of Leggings with Side Inset from PH8, bebe’s newly launched retail concept.

PH8 is doing a big grand opening this tomorrow, November 14th in the following cities:

San Diego, CA
San Fransisco, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Tuscon, AZ
Las Vegas, NV
Denver, CO
Miami, FL
Orlando, FL
Tampa Bay, FL
Atlanta, GA
Chicago, IL
New York, NY
Long Island, NY
Jersey City, NJ
Atlantic City, NJ
Dallas, TX
Fort Worth, TX
Houston, TX
Richmond, VA

If you’re lucky enough to have a PH8 store near you, stop by this weekend – and take this coupon with you. It’s good for 15% off!

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The Top I Wore On TV Is From Banana Republic

banana+republic+silk+blouse The Top I Wore On TV Is From Banana RepublicSince I posted the video from my most recent television appearance, I have received numerous emails and messages commenting on the cuteness of my blouse.

A few weeks ago, I saw the top on the sale rack (you know I can’t resist a discount) at Banana Republic, and it spoke to me. It whispered, “I would look so yummy on tv…buy me!” So I did.

The Silk Tiered Top ($39.99 – 59.99) comes in four colors and is available in regular, petite and tall sizes.

PJs For The Cure Giveaway Winner

pjs+for+the+cure+logo PJs For The Cure Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Bridget Colontonio, winner of the PJ’s For The Cure Giveaway. Bridget has won a set of women’s pajamas (in her choice of print). The pj’s feature cozy, super soft 100% cotton knit; inside pocket suitable for an insulin pump or iPod; ribbon drawstring and piping. These pajamas are great for sleeping and lounging.

pjs+for+the+cure+women PJs For The Cure Giveaway Winner

This month, Komar, the largest sleepwear and intimate apparel manufacturer in the United States, launched PJs for the Cure to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and kick-off National Diabetes Month. In an effort to effectively support JDRF, Komar has chosen to take an active role and do what they do best — design, produce, and sell women’s and children’s pajamas to raise money to help find a cure for type 1 diabetes. This program is unique in that Komar is donating 100% of every sale to JDRF to fund further research for a cure for this chronic disease that predominately strikes in childhood. The goal is to raise $1 million for JDRF by selling comfy cotton pajamas, available just in time for holiday giving.

So even if you didn’t win, please visit pjsforthecure.org to purchase a gift that keeps on giving. To learn more about diabetes and the JDRF, visit jdrf.org.

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