Lipgloss Break: December 2008

Lipgloss Break Giveaway - C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Shine



The scent and flavor of this lip shine is out of this world...so minty! Forget gum, just put on this lip shine for fresh smelling breath! It's made with 100% natural mint flavor.

Leave a comment telling me about your favorite lip shine or C.O. Bigelow product (it could also be a review of this lip shine) and I will randomly select a winner by January 5, 2009, for a full size tube of the Mentha Lip Shine! Also, don't forget to vote for your favoriate lipgloss at the bottom of my blog :)



My hands say 'aaaahhhhh' when I put this hand cream on. H20 Spa Hand and Nail Cream is non-greasy and long lasting. It also has a very clean, fresh scent to it. It immediately soaks into your skin and leaves your hands feeling powdery soft. I keep a sample size at my desk (my coworker let me try it and I never gave it back :). The scent isn't too strong so it doesn't bother others when I put it on every 30 minutes....

Bath & Body Break - LUSH Cosmetics Massage Bars

During the long, Michigan , winter months, I'm always on the lookout for a good body moisturizer. I purchased two LUSH Cosmetics massage bars during their after Christmas sale. My friend recommended the Mange Too Massage Bar, and I also bought the Soft Coeur, aka the honeymooner, because I liked the scent. They are solids, but melt within 2 seconds of being in your hands. Once warm, they will glide over your skin as a moisturizing lotion. They are a little on the greasy side, specifically made for massages, and will leave your skin glistening and a bit slick.

I use them after the shower in the morning, and their scent lasts throughout most of the day, and the moisturizer works the whole day. I don't use this as any every day moisturizer, just as a special treat for my skin once or twice a week :)

These are made with natural butters and oils (like most LUSH cosmetics). One warning: wait a good 15 minutes before dressing in your Sunday's best, they are pretty greasy and will stain!

Find your local LUSH counter or store at www.Lush.com.


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Lipgloss Break - MAC Little Darlings Holiday Set


MAC never disappoints. I received the Pink Lipglass and Lustreglass set under the tree this year. What a treat! I love that the set came with a mix of of both Lipglass and Lustreglass. Fleur Delight is absolutely breathtaking, by itself or over lipstick. It's very angelic. Flashmode is a deep pink sparkle gloss that is so different from what I'm use to wearing...I can't stop wearing it. The fact that this set is a limited edition makes it all the more unique.

This set is sold out online, so call your local stores or hit up ebay. Check out the other limited edition sets at: www.maccosmetics.com


Handbag Break - Bag Haus Primo Tote















Have I mentioned that I LOVE purses & handbags too? I received this purse as a holiday gift and have already received so many compliments on it.
I love that it is divided into two parts by a zipper pocket. It received the medium size, which is perfect for shopping during the day and a night out at the bar. It's lacking an inside cell phone pocket but the zipper pocket in front fits my blackberrry. The only downside, even when it's empty, it's a little bit on the heavier side.

Free Shipping and on sale for $50 at www.baghaus.com...I couldn't resist adding it to my Christmas wish list.

Lipgloss Break - Kiehl's LIP BALM #1


Even though it's a balm, and not a gloss, it's still worth blogging about. Kiehl's LIP BALM #1 is my favorite, especially during these cold winter months. The new flavors (Coconut, Vanilla) are delicious. It adds just enough shine to your lips while moisturizing and protecting them. Added bonus: It contains SPF 4 Sunscreen!

Only downside, the applicator. I think it's meant to be a finger application, but if you're like me, a germ nut, I avoid the finger and put it directly on my lips.

Lipgloss Break - NARS Orgasm


I can imagine this color looking great on everyone. It's a peachy pink color, and is great for a day gloss and will compliment a smokey eye at night. NARS gloss is a little thicker and stickier, but stays on really well by itself or over lipstick. The matching Orgasm blush completes the look ;)

No heat

I put off writing my first post because I wanted it to be great, monumental, moving. Well, here it is. I'm feeling moved right now because our furnace is broke and it's about 20 degrees outside. Oh yes, Michigan winters. It's taking everything I have to type because my fingers are so cold. Thank goodness for electric heaters.

ABOUT LIPGLOSS BREAK

Hi there - My name is Angela Sherman and I'm the founder of Lipgloss Break - thank you so much for stopping by!

Lipgloss Break started in late December 2008. I decided to start documenting all of my fun beauty findings, instead of updating my friends and family through email and phone. The site has evolved through the years based on me discovering new 'loves'....

Winter 2009 - I moved to India for work and here started my love for travel! I try to share fun pictures of trips and traveling trips through Lipgloss Break.

Summer 2009 - Discovered Oxygen Magazine and Tosca Reno's Eat Clean Diet Cookbook...and never looked back. No more preservatives for me!

Winter 2010 - I stumbled across a gym that offered kettlebell training and I've been hooked ever since. I'm a Nationally ranked competitor!

Summer/Fall 2012 - My husband got transferred to NYC for the summer, and I wasn't about to be left behind - so I joined him on his move to the big apple. I was able to work out of my company's New York City office so it worked out well. Perfect timing too, since our stay overlapped with Fashion Week. You'll definitely notice more fashion and personal style posts after this move!

One thing that has never changed are my giveaways. The giveaways on my site are in place to help readers try new things (for free!) and to help spread the word about new products and companies.

A little more about me: I was born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit, MI. I graduated from the University of Michigan in 2004, and in 2008, I married my best friend, Mike. We own a home together in Brighton, MI, right outside of Ann Arbor. When I'm not working at a senior account manager for an internet company in Ann Arbor, I, of course, enjoy beauty blogging, shopping, boating, visiting spas, traveling, and most of all, hanging out with friends and family.

Thanks for stopping by :)
Angela

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