Friday, December 28, 2012


Wow!  Cult of Pretty and BGlowing have partnered for an amazing GIVEAWAY.  They have put together the Top 20 Cult Beauty Products of 2012,  this gift is worth over $900 and includes Prtty Peaushun of course!!  Enter now and GOOD LUCK!!

Win My Top 20 Cult Beauty Products of 2012 - $900+ GIVEAWAY!

Ok, this is seriously the most exciting thing of 2012 for me! I’ve partnered with the cult beauty destination b-glowing to completely makeover your beauty cabinet for 2013 with 20 OF THE BEST CULT PRODUCTS valued at $966!  Yes, this is real life.
So look under your chair … then look back at this screen … because this is my own personal version of fave-or-ite thi-iiiiings {Oprah voice}!!

Click through for the amazingness of it all (and to enter!) …
I felt really lucky to discover, the online beauty boutique for emerging brands, proven staples and lifelong favorites. I’ve been wanting to do something like this for a long time, but never found a place that carried everything I loved under one (digital) roof! 
I can’t possibly cover my Top 20 in one post, so over the next few weeks you can read my reviews on the individual products, with a link back here to enter to win the whole $900+ box! 
I’ll start with today with the skincare items (for the complete list of everything in the box, see below) ->
Eve Lom Cleanser ($80) is more than skincare, it’s a true cult beauty ritual. Apply this balm, rich in Egyptian chamomile, hops, clove and eucalyptus oils and cocoa butter, following the extremely detailed steps, and find your skin deeply cleansed, soft, and smooth, and your mind similarly refreshed {trust}. Remove it with the 100% muslin cloth and wonder why you ever touched a wash cloth to your face. There’s a reason this tops cult beauty lists time and time again.
RMS Beauty Raw Coconut Cream ($18) is my favorite product from this ultra-minimalist organic line by makeup artist Rose-Marie Smith.  This certified organic, raw, unrefined, virgin coconut oil is the ultimate multi-use cleanser, moisturizer, lip balm and eye makeup remover.  It’s also anti-microbial, so I highly recommend it for combination dry + acne-prone skin.  Don’t be afraid of the oil!  Pros (like my recent interviewee, makeup artist Tamah Krinsky) swear by raw coconut cream - and what could be better for travel than all this in one jar?
By Terry Or de Rose Huile Absolute ($124) cannot be done justice by my average photography.  If you don’t gasp when you try this, you maybe have no soul?  It’s a dry oil packed with rose and actual 24 karat rose gold apologies to your watch. I apply it before makeup - it leaves skin dewy but not greasy, and imparts the most subtle, lit-from-within shimmer. Luxury in a bottle.
Peter Thomas Roth Sulfur Cooling Masque ($40) is my favorite bad skin day week month lifetime treatment.  Sulfur is probably my favorite acne buster and antibacterial buddy, and I love that this masque balances strong, clinical and cool like some kind of dream dermatologist boyfriend.
Skyn Iceland Nordic Skin Peel ($45) is a great at-home alpha/beta treatment to reveal new skin.  Use it on the regular and save yourself a zillion dollars on dermatologist peels … it does virtually the same thing, only more slowly and gently. Think of it like Oxy pads for your fancy, grown-up, sensible self.
Sara Happ Limited Edition Blood Orange Lip Scrub ($24) is the cult not-so-secret on everyone’s lips - lit’rally. Another wonderful ritual that you’ll come to swear by, especially during winter when your lips would otherwise look, honestly, exactly like prunes with lipstick on them.  It really works way better than Vaseline on a toothbrush.
You can win everything above, plus the following (I’ll review these over the coming weeks) …
For your MAKEUP BAG > Robin Olio Lusso Lip Balm ($30) | Butter London Lips & Tips in Yummy Mummy ($25) | Ellis Faas Eye Lights in Antique Silver ($42) | Talika Heated Eyelash Curler ($37) | Paul & Joe Color Powder Blush in Les Tortereaux ($30) |

For your HAIR > Philip B. Russian Amber Shampoo ($140) | Mason Pearson Pocket Boar Bristle Hair Brush ($90) | Serge Normant Meta Lush Volumizer ($23)

For your BODY > Joa Goe Oil ($36) | Kai Body Buffer ($40) | Prtty Peaushun Skin Tight Body Lotion in the shade of your choice ($36) | Anthony Logistics The Cool Fix ($25)

For your NOSE > Sarah Horowitz Perfect Nectar Eau de Parfum ($75) | Voluspa Maison Noir Petite Candle Jar Black Figue & Chypre ($6)

Here’s how to enter:
1. Do ONE of the following…. follow Cult of Pretty on Bloglovin’ OR be follower of Cult of Pretty on tumblr OR subscribe via email.

2. Leave a DISQUS comment below [click through if you’re reading this in tumblr] and tell me one of your top 20 favorite things of 2012 … can be anything, a beauty product, movie, person, charity, item of clothing, store, food etc.!  Don’t comment in “Ask Me Anything” OR in the “FAN NOTE” area of tumblr <—- guys, click through please, leave a comment on the blog not inside tumblr!
3. You must be 18 or older to enter. (You can ask someone to enter on your behalf if you like, up to you, but the prize will be sent to their attention).
4. This giveaway is for U.S. residents only - due to contents and size we cannot ship this outside of the country.  Sorry!

Contest ends Thursday January 17, 2013 at 11.59pm Eastern.  If you subscribe or follow to enter, you must be subscribed or following at the time of the drawing. Multiple comments DO NOT increase your chances of winning but love ya. Winner is drawn at random.
Good luck!  And click here to enter all the current giveaways!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Best Body Lotion 2012!!

We LOVE Joyus!  They have been so good to us and now they've added us to an amazing group of beauty products for their Best of 2012.  Thanks so much!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Best of 2012 at OPEN SKY!

Thank you Open Sky!  Check out their Best of 2012.

The Best of 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

In The Press: Hello Magazine

Check us out in the December issue of Hello Magazine.  We are certainly a must have for party season!!

Bethany's Favorite Things Gift Guide!

For the holidays, I’d like to recommend some wonderful gift ideas created by some of our genius friends. Get ‘em while they’re hot!

Prtty Peaushun… of course! Perfect for illuminating a flash of flesh for the holidays.

Tracy Anderson Method – Studio workouts, Metamorphosis Dvds, Metamorphosis Trampoline DVD – what can I say about Tracy and her method that hasn’t already been said? Unparalleled.

Quantum Scale – The don’t ask, don’t tell scale… What's in a number? Genius!

S’Well Bottle – ice cubes fit in the wide mouth and it’s easy to clean. Keeps water cold and icy all day. Fits in car cup holders, doesn’t get condensation, positive words written on the outside… and it’s great looking! I have it in silver.

Living Proof Wave Cream – I’ve been a fan of this tight little hair care line for years. Created by a chemist from MIT. Apparently the secret is out… Jennifer Aniston was seen recently in Boston visiting the company. Do I smell a contract?

The Courage To Be Brilliant by Martha Monahan – Martha is brilliant. Period. Do yourself a favor… read this book and give it to everyone you know.

OPI Nailpolish – I’m a huge fan of taupes, such as: Berlin There Done That, Did You ‘ear About Van Gogh?, Over The Taupe, You don’t know Jacques. I also love Nail Envy – Matte top coat. For a glitzy red holiday nail, check out DS Bold.

Sprayology - Homeopathic Remedies – DietPower is one of my faves, but I also love BoneBuilder, MenoPower, BrainPower, AllergEase, SleepEase… I could go on and on. For the holiday season, check out PartyRelief!

VitaMedica – I love the Anti-Aging formula and I recommend the Clear Skin formula to many of my clients. It’s miraculous… and works fast!

I Love My Muff Fresh wipes are Vegan and 100% free of parabens, SLS, and synthetic fragrances. Made of soft biodegradable and flushable rayon paper. Individually wrapped for take-along. 
Beauty Blender Foundation Sponge – I love the original and now the new BeautyBlender Pure is at the top of my list along with the new Solid Cleanser and Air.Port pouch for quick drying. Perfect has now been improved. 

Ilia Cosmetics – Tinted Lip Conditioners in Nobody’s Baby and These Days are both great neutrals with a sheer payoff… my fave. And 85% organic to boot.


Monday, December 17, 2012

Joyus Promeau!

 Check us out in People Style Watch,  Joyus is giving YOU a promo code to use at check out when buying Prtty Peaushun, you will save 15%.  Thanks Joyus! and People Style Watch!!


The Secret to Looking Instantly Hotter in a Dress

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The best part of the holiday season: getting decked out in dresses after spending the past few months in nothing but jeans and sweaters. The worst part of the holiday season: getting decked out in dresses after spending the past few months in nothing but jeans and sweaters. We don’t know about you, but our legs and arms haven’t seen the sun (or the gym) for quite some time — and as excited as we are to wear sexy little numbers like this, this and these, we’re sort of dreading having to reveal that much skin. Correction: We were dreading it until we found this …
Blake Lively, Miranda Lambert, Pippa MiddletonCourtesy Joyus
We discovered Prtty Peaushun Skin Tight Body Lotion this past summer and we wore the heck out of it during shorts season. But we just replenished our stash after realizing that it makes the perfect holiday party accessory. After all, this stuff can potentially lift, tighten, firm, diminish the appearance of cellulite and add a nice glow. And it’s a favorite of stars like Gwyneth Paltrow, Rihanna and Cate Blanchett, who rely on the lotion to keep their skin looking fabulous all year.

Check out the amazing Joyus video and get the promo code here::

Friday, December 14, 2012

Holiday Beauty Tips from the UK!

The Express UK had this to say about getting glitzy for your holiday fetes!  We could not agree more with their advice, check it out..

Fashion & Beauty


Top tips to dazzle this Christmas

By Lesley Reynolds

WE ALL love to head off to our Christmas celebrations looking young and feeling fabulous so speedy treatments with top results are essential.
The good news is that with the latest generation of beauty products and minimally invasive procedures you can look and feel 10 years younger without too much hard work.

Here's my best fixes to guarantee you beauty confidence over the festive season.

Full lips have always been associated with youth and beauty but sadly as we age they lose their plumpness. If you're toying with the idea of fuller lips but feel nervous try the Cinderella Lip treatment, £100.
It's a temporary fix to plump up thin lips which will last for two to three days. A dental block is given and then saline is injected into the lip line giving the lips a natural outline and a fuller pout (020 7436 4441).
Cinnamon, clove and peppermint oils will swell lips temporarily. Dab on every couple of hours to maintain the results.

If you're looking to beat the bloat before a Christmas party treat yourself to the Indiba Detox Body Treatment, from £180.
It lasts 90 minutes and covers the whole body. Using radio frequency it claims to help drain excess fluids, flush out toxins to restore energy levels and leave the skin rejuvenated and toned.
It's good for treating fluid retention and stressed skin. It will also help to perk tired legs (020 8416 3939).
Leading make-up artist Bethany Karlyn has worked with some of the world's most scrutinised women in the world, including Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker and Sharon Stone.
No wonder then that she's created Prtty Peaushun Skin Tight Body Lotion, £25. It lifts and firms while hiding cellulite and stretch marks and disguising varicose veins and bruises.
It's available in four shades and can be used all over the body (020 7235 5000).

The Dermaroller treatment, from £200, is a super-fast skin rejuvenator and can be used on the face, d©colletage and arms to give skin a youthful glow. A barrel-like hand roller with hundreds of fine needles is rolled over the skin leaving tiny pin pricks.

This is perceived by the body as damage which activates a wound heal response to regenerate the skin, boost collagen levels, treat fine lines and uneven skin tone.

Other skin ingredients such as peptides can be introduced after the treatment to penetrate deeper and leave a radiant glow. Results last up to three months.

To give skin a treat at home cleanse face and neck with Pure Instant Radiance Hot Cloth Cleanser, £9.50, Marks & Spencer (0845 302 1234) for a brighter, tighter, smoother skin.

A dazzling smile lights up your face and makes you look years younger. The Deep Bleach Teeth Whitening treatment, from £280, involves the application of a gel to the teeth. It releases oxygen and whitens discoloured sections.
It takes around one hour and results last up to 24 months. (
If you don't fancy the salon I recommend Rapid White 1 Week Tooth Whitening System, £8.16. It will whiten teeth up to four shades during treatment, without peroxide (Boots).
• BOOST flat hair by changing your parting. You'll be amazed at the new body it will provide and it will change your look. ? WEARING your hair off your face? Balance Me Facial Expression Filler, £22, contains acacia gum to soften the appearance of forehead lines (
• KEEP wonder products by Miss Oops in your bag for emergencies. The Rescue Sponge, £10, fixes disasters from deodorant marks to food spills, while Mishap Tape, £9.50, works its sticky magic holding things together (020 7235 5000)

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Cassie Dulworth Loves Prtty Peaushun!

Cassie Dulworth uses Prtty Peaushun regularly, she just posted this on her blog, More Mascara Please.

The Scoop: My Shower and Skincare

Hi lovely readers! Long time, no talk. It's exam week here at KSU and I've gotten 3 our of 5 done. I figure I should be studying for accounting that deserves some procrastination/blogging time, don't you?! 
I've been thinking that it would be interesting to show you products that I use on a day-to-day basis.
I love reading posts like these and was actually inspired by a skincare post from Jennifer Stano's blog! She is a model/designer living in Cali and she is just gorgeous. Her skin is amazing too!
I hope you find these types of posts as entertaining and helpful as I do. In the next week watch for makeup and hair sections as well!
*Note: I have acne-prone and oily skin, and my skincare routine is adjusted as such. If you have dry skin, these products may not be for you.*
First is what I use in the shower and on a daily basis! My shampoo and conditioner change almost monthly, but these two are favorites right now. 

Shampoo: The Loreal Evercreme Intense Nourishing shampoo I got in a recent Target sample bag and loved so much I had to go buy it full sized. It has an amazing lather, smell and doesn't give my hair that "too-clean" feeling. 
Conditioner: This Clear Scalp Therapy conditioner has been a favorite for a few months and IS a repurchase. I love it because you can put all the way to your roots and it doesn't weigh your hair down! It also smells amazing.
Razor: I always use the Gilette Venus Embrace razor. I don't use shaving cream (or anything!) and this has amazing moisture strips. I haven't cut myself in months, promise. 
Not Pictured: I also use a coconut body scrub with a loofa along with a Dove Sensitive bar soap to wash my face. Simple and easy!
Acne Treatments: On my face I use the Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion every single night. This helps keep my acne calm, reduces the swelling of all cystic bumps and dries everything up. Fast. I shake it up, squeeze a little "pool" of it into one palm, and use my fingers to spread it into my skin.
Moisturizer: When I'm feeling a little dry I use the Control Moisturizer for Oily Skin, also from Mario Badescu. This is great without leaving me greasy or oily throughout the day/night.
Next, some products that I use weekly, but not every single day.
Face Wash: About once or twice a week I use the Mario Badescu Enzyme Gel Cleanser. This is an Alpha-Hydroxy Acid face wash, which means that is has AHA chemicals in it to help break down the dead skin cells and clear them from the surface. It's an exfoliator without being too harsh (great for acne-prone or sensitive skin).
Face Masks: I alternate between these two favorites. The Mario Basedcu Drying Cream is a face mask OR leave on treatment. It really dries up any stubborn bumps you may have. 
A tip my friend Lyndsey gave me: put on the Buffering Lotion then a layer of this Drying Mask. Let it sit for 20 mins. then wash it off. Reapply the Buffering Lotion and go to bed. When you wake up everything will look better/less-swollen/gone! I also use the Ahava Purifying Mud Mask which is gentler, but they clay draws out any impurities!
Moisterizers: Sometimes, like in the winter, I buff up my moisturizing routine. I use this Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil all over my face, but particularly around my nose where I seem to get driest. This product is a bit expensive, so look for the travel size in Ulta or Sephora if you're unsure about it. At night I use Vasaline on my lips and I always wake up with silky smooth lips, ready for any makeup!
These last products are ones I use for my body.
Lotion: I hate lotion. Anybody who knows me will tell you that. I don't know why but the thought of putting clothes on overtop of slippery, just-lotioned skin grosses me out. A lot. And then came the Victorias Secret Love Spell Body Butter. This body butter, let me tell you. I've raved about it in videos and it remains my favorite. It sinks in and dries EXTREMELY quickly, isn't greasy like a normal lotion and smells HEAVENLY. It's my favorite VS scent. Put on right out of the shower, in the steamy bathroom.
Special Occasion Lotion: This Prtty Peaushun Lotion is my weapon of choice. It's a celeb favorite for red-carpet nights and I can see why. It's a bit expensive, but smells amazing and has a glow that is unreal. Mine is in the light color. They have darker shades as well if you want to add some tan, or a "colorless" formula to slap on anytime. I use then when I go dancing to make my legs look killer. It works.
Deodorant: This is nothing special but I use the Ban Antiperspirant. It smells good and does what any antiperspirant should. (However I've been hearing amazing things about Donna Karan Cashmere...have any of you tried it?!)
Self Tanner: The True Blue Spray Tan (on sale!) by Bath and Body Works is my favorite at the moment. It has a 100 degree angle sprayer and goes on so smooth and easy. I put it on when I'm still slightly damp from the shower as I think it soaks in more evenly. I always wake up with amazing color that is not one bit orange (pale girls, you feel my pain with this one). A must for anyone.
Close up of all of my MB products. I'm slightly obsessed...this isn't even everything I have from his line. But that's for another post.

I hope you enjoyed this long and slightly ramble-y look inside my daily products! Seeing it all laid out here, I can fully admit that I am a product whore. I have no shame. I just love trying new things!

What do you use daily!?

Follow on Insagram, Twitter and Bloglovin' for updates, and look out for part 2&3 of The Scoop Series! 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Please Vote for Gabby!!

Gabby Douglas glows as much as her TWO GOLD MEDALS thanks to PRTTY PEAUSHUN!  Please vote for her as one of the top 10 most intriguing people of 2012 on CNN!

Go to CNN to vote:

"For our end of year coverage, has selected the 20 people who captured our attention in 2012. Now, it's your turn. Vote below on your choices for the top 10 most intriguing people of the past year. The winners will be announced on CNN TV and online on Monday, December 24 at 9 a.m. ET"

Monday, December 10, 2012

Top Workout Tunes for December

Need to stay motivated during all the festive partying?  Listen to these tunes when working out, they'll help you burn off those calories with a smile!

Taylor Swift - I Knew You Were Trouble - 77 BPM

Avicii - Silhouettes - 129 BPM

The Script & Will I Am - Hall Of Fame - 87 BPM

One Direction - Kiss You - 90 BPM

Calvin Harris & Florence Welce - Sweet Nothing - 127 BPM

Lucacris, Usher & David Guetta - Rest of My Life - 129 BPM 

Flo Rida - I Cry - 126 BPM 

Fun - Some Nights - 110 BPM 

Bingo Players - Cry Just A Little - 128 BPM 

PSY & MC Hammer - Gangnam Style/2 Legit 2 Quit - 131 BPM 

 For more workout songs, check out the free database at Browse songs by genre, tempo and era, for the music that best fits your workout.

Gifts Under $50 at JOYUS!

The fine folks at Joyus have created this lovely guide of awesome gifts for UNDER $50!!  Happy Shopping, thanks Joyus.

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