Sunday, July 27

Get Ready for Back to School with MinuteClinic



I know my teacher friends don't want to hear this, but Back to School season is in full effect. Backpacks are out, school supplies are on sale, and it's time for parents to start thinking about vaccinations. Not only are they important for your child's health, but in many states, they are mandatory!

When you're ready to start planning out vaccinations, check out the CVS MinuteClinic site, which offers a variety of back-to-school vaccinations so your kids don't have to miss their first day. Before heading over to CVS, check out your state's requirements for vaccinations here.

CVS also offers the following services:
  • Pre-participation sports physicals for just $39 - that's $20 off! This isn't just for sports, camps count too! Check out details here
  • Kids off to college? CVS also offers college physicals. Details here
  • MinuteClinic also offers a free $22 coupon book when you visit, with no purchase necessary. Available while supplies last through 12/1/14.
You can find a plethora of back to school info on the CVS MinuteClinic page, plus find the MinuteClinic closest to you. 

Also, on Monday, July 28, join the @MinuteClinic #GoBackHealthy chat to learn more Back to School tips and to ask questions. See you there!


Beauty Blogger Coalition Weekly Roundup - July 27

  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: July Favorites for Keeping the Skin and Body Hydrated, Quenched and Refreshed!
  • Slashed Beauty: So you've heard a lot about Melted lipsticks, you've heard a lot about Glazed Lip Paints, but how do they hold up side by side? Check out this comparison!
  • TheFabZilla: I saw. It came. I ogled. TheFabZilla reviews the new Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Killer Cheekbones Set.
  • Glamorable!: Check out Anastasia's swatches of Le Metier de Beaute Limited Edition Gemini Kiss Lip Kaleidoscope.
  • Beyond Beauty Lounge : Find out if the L'oreal Visible Lift Blur Foundation lives up to its claims.
  • Beauty by Miss L: Avon Art Of Change nail polish, which will change its color after you have applied top coat.
  • Color Me So Crazy: Do You Want to See the Very First Holographic Polish I Owned?
  • I Know all the Words: Looking for the perfect drugstor lipstick? Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick might just be the best yet.
  • Makeup Life and Love: Take a BITE out of beauty this week as Jamie reviews her latest rose gold beauty find...
  • Never Say Die Beauty: If you've got tough to curl lashes, check out Allison's post on
  • BeautyTidbits: Heading off to a summer beach getaway? Check out these 10 Beach Bag Essentials - all under $15!
  • Be Happy and Buy Polish: Jessica went a bit edgy and a bit pretty with one of her manicures this week.
  • Lipgloss Break: Learn more about a new rosacea treatment and enter to win a Cetaphil Gift pack.


  • Friday, July 25

    And the Winners Are...

    Thank you to my readers who have been entering contests. Here are the latest 3 winners:

    Mary Kay CC Cream and Lash Love Mascara - Corina from Reno, NV

    Year Supply of Neutrogena Sunscreen - Christine from St. Petersburg, FL

    Bosley Hair Mask - Sharon from Wausau, WI

    Didn't win? Keep entering! I have some fabulous giveaways going on now, which are all listed on the Giveaway page of my site.




    Monday, July 21

    Giveaway Break – Cetaphil Gift Basket

    I can’t talk enough about how important it is to take care of your skin. Dry, oily, sensitive, no matter what your skin type, it’s important to research and talk to a skincare specialist about the right skincare regime for you.

    Personally, I have dry, sensitive skin, and I’m also prone to rosacea. Yesterday I posted about Mirvaso (brimonidine) topical gel, 0.33%, a new topical gel specifically developed and indicated to treat the persistent facial redness of rosacea. Mirvaso is all about treating the redness, so you don’t have to conceal with makeup. 

    The Break Up with Your Makeup portal, which you can get to from yesterday’s post, includes information on skincare tips and the treatment for rosacea. You can also enter for a chance to win a trip to the Emmys! Enter by adding your email address into the portal and clicking ‘Submit.’


    If you miss the window for entering the trip, don’t fret. Galderma, who also makes Cetaphil, has generously offered to give one lucky Lipgloss Break reader a Cetaphil Gift Basket! Enter below!

     ***Giveaway***

    Enter for a chance to win a Cetaphil Gift Basket!

    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 Thursday, July 31. I will randomly select a winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!


    Note: This post is sponsored by Galderma Laboratories, L.P. Please click here for more information regarding my disclaimer.

    Important Safety Information
    Indication:  Mirvaso® (brimonidine) topical gel, 0.33% is an alpha adrenergic agonist indicated for the topical treatment of persistent (nontransient) facial erythema of rosacea in adults 18 years of age or older.  Adverse Events:  In clinical trials, the most common adverse reactions (≥1%) included erythema, flushing, skin burning sensation and contact dermatitis.  Warnings/Precautions:  Mirvaso Gel should be used with caution in patients with depression, cerebral or coronary insufficiency, Raynaud's phenomenon, orthostatic hypotension, thromboangiitis obliterans, scleroderma, or Sjögren’s syndrome. Alpha-2 adrenergic agents can lower blood pressure. Mirvaso Gel should be used with caution in patients with severe or unstable or uncontrolled cardiovascular disease. Serious adverse reactions following accidental ingestion of Mirvaso Gel by children have been reported. Keep Mirvaso Gel out of reach of children. Not for oral, ophthalmic, or intravaginal use.
    You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

    *Each gram of gel contains 5 mg of brimonidine tartrate, equivalent to 3.3 mg of brimonidine free base.



    Sunday, July 20

    Stop Concealing, and Start Treating!

    For a long time in my teens, I had issues with extremely red, pink cheeks. My dermatologist at the time finally diagnosed me with rosacea, and I was able to treat it properly. But up until I was diagnosed, I tried multiple brands of cover up and powders to try and disguise it, but really I was just making it worse!  I still get flare-ups once in a while, and have to be careful of the products I put on my face.

    Here’s a little background on rosacea:
    -        Rosacea affects an estimated 16 million Americans
    -        24% of rosacea sufferers say that persistent redness was their first symptom
    -        4 out of 5 rosacea sufferers have used cosmetics to hide their redness (I’m not alone!)

    Luckily, there is a treatment to stop concealing, and to start treating! Mirvaso (brimonidine) topical gel, 0.33%* is the only FDA-approved treatment, specifically developed and indicated for the persistent facial redness of rosacea. It can work in as little as 30 minutes! Mirvaso can provide same day results that can last up to 12 hours before the redness returns. I really wish this treatment had been around 15 years ago!

    Even if you don’t suffer from rosacea, here are some healthy skincare tips from NYC dermatologist and Clinical Associate Professor New York University Langone Medical Center, Dr. Doris Day:
    1 - Calm your skin – Skin with rosacea is more sensitive and likely to react to ingredients in both prescription medications and skin care products, so talk to your dermatologist about what options are best for you. Moisturizers containing lipids, such as ceramides, are usually well tolerated and can improve the skin barrier, which is often compromised in people with this condition.
    2 - Be Picky about Sun Protection – It’s a fact that daily sunscreen is a must, but not all sunscreens are created equal. The best bets if you are prone to rosacea, are sunscreens that contain transparent zinc oxide and moisturizing ingredients, like niacinamide, and are fragrance-free and non-comedogenic.
    3 - Eat and Sleep Well, Stay Hydrated – It may sound basic, but not getting enough sleep can make you look older because sleep is when your body repairs itself. Alcohol, sugary foods and processed foods can affect the skin’s ability to repair itself and cause premature skin aging, so try to eat a balanced diet and indulge rarely.

    For more tips on skincare and to learn more about the treatment of rosacea, check out the Break Up with Your Makeup portal (below). Along with some amazing information, you can also enter for a chance to Win a Trip to the Emmys! Enter by adding your email address below and click ‘Submit.’

    Check out the below information and let me know what you think in the comment section. If you have rosacea, how do you manage your redness? 


    Note: This post is sponsored by Galderma Laboratories, L.P. Please click here for more information regarding my disclaimer.

    Important Safety Information
    Indication:  Mirvaso® (brimonidine) topical gel, 0.33% is an alpha adrenergic agonist indicated for the topical treatment of persistent (nontransient) facial erythema of rosacea in adults 18 years of age or older.  Adverse Events:  In clinical trials, the most common adverse reactions (≥1%) included erythema, flushing, skin burning sensation and contact dermatitis.  Warnings/Precautions:  Mirvaso Gel should be used with caution in patients with depression, cerebral or coronary insufficiency, Raynaud's phenomenon, orthostatic hypotension, thromboangiitis obliterans, scleroderma, or Sjögren’s syndrome. Alpha-2 adrenergic agents can lower blood pressure. Mirvaso Gel should be used with caution in patients with severe or unstable or uncontrolled cardiovascular disease. Serious adverse reactions following accidental ingestion of Mirvaso Gel by children have been reported. Keep Mirvaso Gel out of reach of children. Not for oral, ophthalmic, or intravaginal use.
    You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

    *Each gram of gel contains 5 mg of brimonidine tartrate, equivalent to 3.3 mg of brimonidine free base.


    Beauty Blogger Coalition Weekly Roundup - July 20

  • Slashed Beauty: Miranda takes us through her updated hair routine, with tips on curly hair care!
  • TheFabZilla: Lipstick Files: Kathryne investigates Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy Orchid 505, Rouge d'Armani Sheers Plum 604, Rouge d'Armani Sheers Pink 503. Love or leave?
  • Endlessummer Blog: Adventuress - skin care that takes on the elements.
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: TATCHA Indigo Soothing Silk Hand Cream and Soothing Silk Body Butter are absolutely divine, and now are available in travel sizes.
  • Color Me So Crazy: Gems, Jewels and RED for #RedCoatTuesday. Join in!!
  • daydreaming beauty: Amber's new favorite palette is Tarte's Rainforest After Dark palette! Come see why!
  • beautyXposé: Made of top-of-the-line Remy hair, Irresistible Me hair extensions let you add length to your locks in a snap!
  • Geniabeme: You can now build your own Birchbox at their NYC store!
  • BeautyTidbits: Enter to Win the new Total Beauty All About Hair Collection worth $95!
  • Makeup Life and Love: Time to get your summer makeup bag in shape, with a bit of help from #WalgreensBeauty. Find out how Jamie kicks her look into high gear from daytime into nighttime...
  • I Know all the Words: Healthier nails couldn't be easier with Nail HQ Growth Treatment and Ridge Filler
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison created a fairy prince mani for her NOTD with just the right amount of bling
  • Lipgloss Break: Lipgloss Break Reviews and Swatches CND Shellac Pink Bikini & Lobster Roll.
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: If you're looking to spice up your manicure, try an OPI Sheer Tint like Jessica did this week.