January 20th, 2014

File under - products yummy enough to eat (though we advise you don’t).

                    

Olivina has a new line of soaps that happen to be the epitome of cozy. Each packaged in a cute sheet of printer paper. You’d think I’d be tired of printed paper goods at this point … never.

Olivina is unique in that each one of their product lines has a clear shout out to an ingredient or pair of scents. In this case, the star contributor is oatmeal. Not to be confused with the oatmeal you eat with brown sugar and raisins, but Collodial Oatmeal that specializes in soothing itchy/dry/scratchy/irritated skin. 

Between the wholesome ingredients, printed paper and smell of clove in my shower - I love this new (collodial) oatmeal soap. Other Olivina star ingredients: 

Sea Salt
Cypress & Fir
Milk & Honey

Does This: Bar soap that soothes upset skin
Is This:
Olivina Oatmeal Soaps
Get This:
Olivina.com
Price:
$9.00 per bar

Products c/o the brand, Image via

-Kristin 

December 20th, 2013

IT’S HERE ! 

Happiest of happy giftaway #Giveaway Friday’s - you are in for a treat.

Over the past year we have collected a stash of goodies from some of our cult favorites. Instead of being holiday hoarders (though tempting) we are gifting it all away… to two of you ! 

Find the detailed product lists below. After gawking at all of the beauty goodness, skip down for the instructions to enter. 

                    

Inside Giftaway #1: Eos Hand Cream: $3.26  | Benefit Lip Gloss: $16 | Benefit Live It Up Set: $25 | Sparitual Polish: $12 | Savon Olivina Napa Valley Natural Oatmeal Soap (Orange Peel and Clove $9 each): $18 | Shu Uenura Art of Hair Volume Maker: $48 | Memoire Liquide Fleur Liquide Reserve Edition 1.7oz perfume: $95| Tarte lights, camera, flashes mascara: $23 | Tarte complexion brightening lipstick: $15 | Mario Badescu Peptide Renewal Cream: $35 | AG Colour Care Texture Spray: $24 | We See Beauty MAKE Post Impressionism Matte Eye Shadow ($25 Each): $50 | butterLONDON Lippy Tinted Balm: $20 | butterLONDON Wink Colour Mascara: $20 | butterLONDON Wink Eye Pencil (black and brown $18 each): $36 | Ardency Inn Americana Custom Coverage Concentrate: $48 | Ardency Inn Americana Ultra Lightweight Skin Perfecting Primer: $34| Ardency Inn Eyes Like Fire Shadow: $21 |Ardency Inn Long Play Lip Vinyl: $23 | Ardency Inn Semi Goth Lip Gloss: $18 | Ardency Inn Light Catching Eye Powder: $32 | c.booth Honey Almond Nourishing Dry Oil Mist: $5.99 | NYX Love in Paris 9 Color Eye Shadow Palette: $9.99 | NYX Lip butter gloss: $4.99 | NYX butte lip balm: $3.99 | NYX Wonder Pencil: $4.49 | Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette: $59 | Urban Decay Illuminated Illuminator: $29 | Urban Decay Nail Polish: $15 | Guinot Vital Lip Care: $34 | Victorias Secret Make Up Bag: $22 | Victorias Secret Bombshell Roller Ball: $18 

Total Value: $842.71

                    

Inside Giftaway #2: Eos Hand Cream: $3.26 | Benefit Lip Gloss: $16 | Benefit Groovy Kind-a love! Set: $36 | Sparitual Polish: $12 | Savon Olivina Napa Valley Natural Oatmeal Soap (geranium and pear $9 each): $18 | Shu Uenura Art of Hair Volume Maker: $48 | Memoire Liquide Fleur Liquide Reserve Edition Crème de la Crème: $24 | Tarte lights, camera, flashes mascara: $23 | Tarte complexion brightening lipstick: $15 | Mario Badescu Peptide Renewal Serum: $45 | AG Colour Care Texture Spray: $24 | We See Beauty MAKE Post Impressionism Matte Eye Shadow ($25 Each): $50 | butterLONDON Lippy Tinted Balm: $20 | butterLONDON Wink Colour Mascara: $20 | butterLONDON Wink Eye Pencil (black and brown $18 each): $36 | Ardency Inn Americana Custom Coverage Concentrate: $48 | Ardency Inn Americana Ultra Lightweight Skin Perfecting Primer: $34 | Ardency Inn Eyes Like Fire Shadow: $21 | Ardency Inn Long Play Lip Vinyl: $23 | Ardency Inn Semi Goth Lip Gloss: $18 | Ardency Inn Boom Base Lip Balm & Base: $24 | c.booth Honey Almond Nourishing Dry Oil Mist: $5.99 | NYX Love in Paris 9 Color Eye Shadow Palette: $9.99 | NYX Lip butter gloss: $4.99 | NYX butte lip balm: $3.99 | NYX Wonder Pencil: $4.49 | Clayspray Face Mask: $59.95  | Urban Decay Shattered Face Case: $44 | Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set: $59 | Urban Decay Nail Polish: $15 | Guinot Polished to Perfection Nail Set: $40 | Victorias Secret Victora Gift Set: $32 

Total Value: $837.66

Yes this is a whopping $1,680.37 worth of product… Happy Holidays! To enter to win one of these two giftaways follow the simple instructions below. Best wishes to you all!

1. Do ONE of the following — follow Cult of Pretty on Bloglovin’ OR follow Cult of Pretty from your Tumblr account OR subscribe via email.

2. Leave a DISQUIS comment below [click through if you are reading this post in your Tumblr feed] and tell me EITHER the holiday song you can’t stop listening to on repeat OR the holiday movie you’ve seen 50 times and counting, or both if you’d like. For this girl - Mariah and Love, Actually. Done and done. NOTE: Please don’t comment in the ‘Ask Me Anything’ or ‘Fan Note’ area of Tumblr. If you do we will not see your comment and not be able to enter you into the contest! — Please everyone click through and leave a comment on Cult of Pretty itself.

3. You must be 18 or older to enter. If you happen to be under the legal age of 18 you can have someone else enter for you. Just remember that the product will be sent to their attention.

4. This giveaway is for US Residents only - unfortunately we are unable to ship outside of the USA. Sorry!

Contest ends next Friday December 27th at 11:59PM. NOTE: If you subscribe or follow to enter, you must still be subscribed or following at the time of the drawing to win. Multiple comments do not increase your chances of winning.

Products c/o the brands Image via 

- Kristin & Ann

December 18th, 2013

candy cane couture. 

only 2 days left until our holiday giveaway..  

Image by Jerry Aurum

December 17th, 2013

Countdown till Christmas: T-8 days

Countdown till our massive #holidaygiveaway: T-3 days

Stay tuned beauties… you don’t want to miss this one.

Image via

November 27th, 2013

Newsflash: The holidays are (rapidly!) approaching.       

We thoroughly enjoy this time of year and all the little things that go along with it … and by little things we mean LOOK AT ALL THESE LITTLE BENEFIT THINGS!

Ok so, remember advent calendars? (They’re for Christmas, but if that’s not your holiday, no worries, because this thing is totally non-denomin-awesomeness).            

               

If you had an advent calendar as a child, you dealt likely dealt with it in one of two ways:

1. You were patient/well behaved and only opened one door at a time (you were also in the minority. props!)

OR

2. You chose to override the system and open all doors at once. 25 chocolates for this chick (score!). Let’s be real - one door a day is really a lot to ask.

We recently discovered a big girls advent calendar… made by Benefit. Yes - upon receiving we immediately opened all 25 doors, and no we didn’t even make it until December. How could we!? These tiny little beauty treats are too cute to not to have straight away (and take lots of pictures of!). Opening all doors at once does not take away from the thrill of not knowing what you might find …

This thing is seriously the jam, and for the price it is a lot of bang for the buck. You basically get to sample every cult Benefit product, plus they’re the perfect cutie travel size. Co-sign!

Does This: Advent Countdown for big girls
Is This: Benefit Countdown to Love Beauty Advent Calendar
Get This: Macy’s
Price: $68

Product c/o the brand, images by us

- Kristin + Ann

November 28th, 2012
Why don’t you …
Collect rhinestone brooches at the flea market and pin them in your hair for holiday parties?
Image: Chanel Haute Couture (Spring 2008)

Why don’t you …

Collect rhinestone brooches at the flea market and pin them in your hair for holiday parties?

Image: Chanel Haute Couture (Spring 2008)

November 20th, 2012

If you’re in NYC, please join me next Tuesday for some drinking & shopping at Kate Spade in Soho!

In the meantime, have you seen Kate Spade’s new beauty items?  The lip crayon kit is beyond cult.  Everything’s in my wish list - click here or above to stuff your stockings.

                

projects created in partnership with kate spade + vogue

July 4th, 2012
Happy 4th, if that’s geographically relevant to you!  If not … hope you’re enjoying the summer.  We’re in Maine - this is not a picture of me, but it’s how I feel!Image: Nirrimi Firebrace (if you don’t know who this is, please explore!!!)

Happy 4th, if that’s geographically relevant to you!  If not … hope you’re enjoying the summer.  We’re in Maine - this is not a picture of me, but it’s how I feel!

Image: Nirrimi Firebrace (if you don’t know who this is, please explore!!!)


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