Tuesday, April 15

$500 Prepaid Visa Gift Card Giveaway

It's a May Day Giveaway! A bunch of us fabulous beauty bloggers from the Beauty Blog Coalition got together to offer a huge giveaway! 3 prizes total: 1st prize is a $500 Visa card, 2nd is a $250 Visa card and 3rd is a $130 Visa card. You have a lot of chances to win - just scroll down to the rafflecopter below! 



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Sunday, April 13

Giveaway Break - Dove Pistachio Cream Body Wash & Beauty Bar

Hi Friends! Friday I posted about my newest obsession, Dove's Purely Pampering Pistachio Cream with Magnolia Body Wash and Beauty Bar. Now's your chance to win a set to pamper yourself! 

 ***Giveaway***

Enter to win a set of Dove's Purely Pampering Pistachio Cream with Magnolia Body Wash & Beauty Bar for yourself!

 
Fill out the form below to win! There are also several different ways you can get extra entries: sign up for my mailing list, post a link to this giveaway on your blog, follow my blog, follow me & retweet on Twitter , follow me on Pinterest, add me to one of your Google+ circles, follow me on Instagram or become a fan on Facebook. Make sure to list the number of extra entries in the form below. Enter up to once a day to increase your chances of winning!
 
This giveaway is open to US residents only. The contest will end on Tuesday, May 13th. I will randomly select a winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!





Beauty Blogger Coalition Weekly Round up - April 13

  • Slashed Beauty: Miranda announced she's a finalist in this year's Allure Beauty Blogger Awards! Find out how you can help support her.
  • I Know all the Words: Like your nail art fast and easy? Avon Sprinkle Nails are just that (and totally cute!)
  • TheFabZilla: Tom Ford released a limited edition called Lip Summer Color Shimmer. TheFabZilla reviews Solar Gold, buy or bust? Find out.
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Does Armani Now Have Dupes for NARS Gaiety and Tom Ford Narcissist Blushes? Swatches and Commentary.
  • D.G.S.Beauty: D.G.S.Beauty uses all-natural hair products from the Eden Body Works jojOba monoi line and is raving about the results.
  • Makeup Life and Love: Ready for Spring Break but not too sure what to bring? Jamie shows us what she is taking on Spring Break this year...
  • Glamorable!: Conceal, hydrate and protect your skin with one swipe of Studio Gear Hydrating CC Cream! Check out Anastasia's review, swatches and before and after pictures.
  • daydreaming beauty: Minerals pressed with argan oil? Yes please! gloss48 and daydreaming beauty teamed up for a review and giveaway of our favorite Painted Earth Cosmetics!
  • Geniabeme: Geniabeme plays with some orange eye shadows!
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison can never get enough rose gold polish & Zoya's Tinsley is a new twist on rose gold
  • In Her Makeup Bag: Have you spotted the LE Maybelline Bleached Neons collection yet? Stephanie picked up two of the Color Elixirs and swatched them on her blog!
  • Lipgloss Break: Dove's Purely Pampering Pistachio Cream with Magnolia is the best smelling Dove product to date!
  • BeautyTidbits: Say hello to bright pops of color for spring with the new Prestige Cosmetics Total Wear Lip Crayons!


  • Friday, April 11

    Lord & Taylor Friends & Family Sale April 11 - 21

    Lord & Taylor Friends & Family sale starts today! Sale will take place in-store and online through Monday, April 21st. Almost all regular and sale merchandise will be an extra 25% off, with 10% off cosmetics and fragrances. Happy Shopping! 





    Thursday, April 10

    Dove's Purely Pampering Pistachio Cream with Magnolia Review

    I've always been a fan of Dove. Even before my dermatologist suggested that I use it for my eczema, I was buying the classic white bars in bulk from Costco. I was recently able to try Dove's new scent, Dove Purely Pampering Pistachio Cream with Magnolia, and let me tell you, I've been having dreams about this scent! 

    I can't get enough of body wash and beauty bar in this scent. I can't say that it smells like pistachios (not really sure what pistachios smell like), but the fresh fruity smell mixed with a bit of floral is out this world. It fills my bathroom with the refreshing scent but isn't too overpowering for first thing in the morning.

    I'm partial to the body wash since it's super moisturizing, combining Dove's NutriumMoisture technology with mild cleansers, which is just want my sensitive skin needs. I was hesitant to try a scented body wash but so far, it's been very gentle on my skin. 

    If I've enticed you with my review, check back tomorrow to enter to win a set of Dove's Purely Pampering Pistachio Cream with Magnolia Body Wash & Beauty Bar for yourself to try! 


    Note: This review includes products that I received as samples, provided by the brand company or a PR rep. Please click here for more information regarding my disclaimer.


    Monday, March 31

    The Beauty Blog Coalition - Weekly Roundup March 31


  • TheFabZilla: TheFabZilla shows how you can transition red lipstick from subtle sweetness to mighty gorgeousness!
  • Glamorable!: Obsessed with Milani's latest Spring 2014 Collection? Me too! Check out review and swatches of Brilliant Shine lip glosses in Sweet Grapefruit and Coral Crush.
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: While the TATCHA GOLD Camellia Nourishing Lip Balm is beautiful enough to be on display at a museum, rest assured that it is as amazing to use as it is beautiful to look at!
  • In Her Makeup Bag: See 5 super easy spring makeup trends that Stephanie thinks you should try this week!
  • D.G.S.Beauty: D.G.S.Beauty raves about Studio GearĂ¢€™s Hydrating CC Cream. See what her review has to say.
  • Geniabeme: Beauty inspiration comes from everywhere, even my new pair of Tieks!
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison shares her insomniac HSN purchase that turned out to be quite a deal!
  • Beauty by Miss L: Neoteric Cosmetics Inc Alpha Hydrox AHA Souffle review
  • Slashed Beauty: Miranda finally reveals what mystery products help her get fabulous hair every day! Ready to discover the secret to goodness?
  • Makeup, Life and Love: Say good bye to pesky pores with Jamie's review of a Invisible Pore Detox Mask...
  • My Newest Addiction Beauty Blog : LUSH Cosmetics has their Easter 2014 products out right now! See some of the limited edition goodies!
  • daydreaming beauty: Amber has swatches and pictures of the new Red Carpet Manicure Nail Lacquers! These non gel beauties couldn't be shinier!
  • Lipgloss Break: Perfect for a morning pick-me-up - Check out Angela's review of Jurlique Purely Bright Mist.
  • Advice Sisters Beauty Fashion and Lifestyle Web Site: In the middle of a Wintry day. Jane Iredale threw a garden party for their new Spring cosmetics
  • My Highest Self: Be sure to stop by and read more on Shiseido Perfect Rouge and Lacquer Rouge lipsticks.
  • I Know all the Words: Add a touch of Spring to your nails with Born Pretty Store Orchid Leaves Water Decals


  • Wednesday, March 26

    Jurlique Purely Bright Mist

    I usually steer away from testing out new skincare products because my skin is so sensitive, but I received a sample of Jurlique Purely Bright Mist and was very intrigued! I have been using it for the past 2 weeks before I put my moisturizer on in the morning and am loving how it makes my skin feel and look. I can tell it helps to give my moisturizer an extra boost and my skin looks, and feels, more hydrated after using it. With the winter we've been having here in Michigan, I need all the moisture boost I can get! 

    Jurlique's Purely Bright Mist contains "VitaBrightKX and features Kakadu Plum, the world's richest natural fruit source of Vitamin C, and a potent blend of botanicals including Daisy to help hydrate and soften skin for a radiant glow. 

    I use about 2 sprays on my face and 2 on my neck and chest when I get out to he shower, wait for it to soak in, and then apply my moisturizer. The floral scent is really nice for a morning pick up me up!

    Jurlique is an Australian brand that uses natural ingredients, along with natural innovations, to create their products. This is the first product I've tried from this brand and am so happy I did. I'll definitely be trying more of their products. You can buy Jurlique Purely Bright Mist on their site, Jurlique.com

    Note: This review includes products that I received as samples, provided by the brand company or a PR rep. Please click here for more information regarding my disclaimer.


    Thursday, March 13

    POPSUGAR Now is on TV!

    If you're addicted to celebrity gossip like me, I have some news that may make your week. POPSUGAR Now is officially on TV! Tune into TVGN every weeknight at 6pmEST to catch up on celebrity news, fashion and lifestyle content. Below is a sizzle reel on what POPSUGAR Now is all about:



    I love this kind of programing to have on while cooking, cleaning or just unwinding after work. I'll be setting a reminder to watch from my phone. It may just be my new daily celebrity fix! Think you'll tune in?



    Disclosure: This post was sponsored by POPSUGAR. While I was compensated to write a post about POPSUGAR NOW, all opinions are my own.


    Monday, March 10

    Butter London Cut Up Collection

    Introducing Butter London Cut Up Collection. These are so fun! The colors are...

    Anorak - Black, white and silver chunky glitter overcoat suspended in a clear base
    Dust-Up - Gold, silver and bronze chunky & fine glitter overcoat suspended in a clear base
    Titchy - Multi-color chunky and fine glitter overcoat suspended in a clear base


    These retail at $15 a piece or $25 for a Fashion Size Set of 3.




    Saturday, March 1

    Clean Eating with KIND Granola

    clean eating yogurt parfaitAs much as I love making homemade clean eating granola and snacks for travel, I'm not superwoman. I only have so many hours in the weekend that allow me to cook and bake from scratch, and I usually prioritize cooking our main meals over desserts and snacks.

    When I don't have time to create healthy snacks on my own, I turn to KIND Healthy Snacks. I have been a huge fan of KIND bars for a long time now. I always have one packed in my laptop bag and suitcase for hunger emergencies. My favorite is the Peanut Butter & Dark Chocolate + Protein bar. These all natural bars are a life saver! One can hold me over between meals and I don't have to feel guilty over it tasting so good.

    KIND also makes granola. Recently I was lucky enough to receive some samples of their granola clusters. My favorite flavor was the Peanut Butter Whole Grain Clusters. Absolutely delicious! If you like peanut butter, you'll love this granola.

    This flavor is protein packed, with a blend of peanuts and whole grains. One serving contains 16kg of whole grains!

    I put a half a cup full in a baggie for my travels and made yogurt parfaits one night with my hubby. Here's my Clean Eating Yogurt Parfait recipe:

    Start with 6 oz. of Greek yogurt (I used Fage), and add toppings! My mix of toppings include:
     - KIND Granola (Peanut Butter Whole Grain, but all flavors taste delicious)
     - Fresh blueberries
     - Fresh strawberries
     - Unsweetened coconut
     - Extra dark chocolate chips
     - Sprinkles

    This is also a fun snack to make with kids. When I have my niece and nephew over I put all of the toppings in different bowls and let them add the toppings to their individual yogurt bowls. It's a 'build your own yogurt parfait' bar!

    You can buy KIND granola from the KIND website, Soap.com and Walmart.