Lipgloss Break: April 2009

Giveaway Break - Joolwe Cheetah Ring

Need some accessories to dress up your wardrobe? Look no further than the Joolwe.com Sterling Silver Jewelry Store!

Joolwe.com is a new online jewelry store that offers customers a myriad of jewelry in a wide array of metals and gemstones and are totally affordable. They believe that online jewelry shopping should be a fun experience, and their approach to this is offering customers fabulous jewelry at outstanding prices, while providing excellent customer care.

Joolwe.com offers free shipping on all orders, a best value guarantee, an easy returns/exchange policy and a biweekly free jewelry giveaway. Subscribe to their newsletter to be eligible to win their great giveaways and check out their Jewelry News & Fashion blog!

***Giveaway***
Lipgloss Break is partnering with Joolwe.com to give away this stylish gold Cheetah ring. This Gold over Sterling Silver Ring will make you feel as wild as it looks! This ring is available in size 6, 7, or 8.

How to Enter: I want to know what your favorite accessory is! Leave me a comment and tell me about your all time favorite accessory and your favorite piece on Joolwe.com. The contest is open to both US & Canada residents.

I will randomly select the winner on May 10th (Mother's Day). You can get an extra entry if you follow my blog (make sure to include it as an extra comment).

Good Luck!


Total Beauty Break - Total Beauty's on Facebook

Become a fan of Total Beauty on Facebook, and you're entered to win $100 in free beauty products from Physicians Formula Organic Wear. (Perfect for Earth month!) They'll also pick five winners from their Facebook fans.



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Lipgloss Break - Crazy Rumors HibisKiss


A must for my purse, car, and desk at work, is at least one lip balm, preferably with a hint of color to it. Crazy Rumor HibisKiss in Pearl has just the right amount of color to it and loads of moisture. It's the type of tinted balm you can put on without a mirror, goes on smooth and even. Added bonus: It smells like Hibiscus flowers!

Crazy Rumors background is a unique one: From Brooklyn, NY, Brian & Edie Himmel started Crazy Rumors in their kitchen in 2003. Their idea was to fuse fun themes & delicious flavors into high quality, natural personal care products...and they did just that!
All of their ingredients are chosen to give lips a healthy dose of super moisturizing kissability. They are 100% All Natural, Vegan and made with Organic Ingredients - an awesome combination to keep deliciously hydrated, without the use of harsh synthetics that can actually dry out your pout!

You can buy HibisKiss at CrazyRumors.com. $6 a piece, or all 6 shades and flavors for $30 (special offer).

Ingredients in HibisKiss: Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Candelilla Wax, Soy Wax, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Organic Natural Flavors,
Vitamin E, Carnauba Wax & Natural Stevia & Hibiscus Flower

Bath & Body Break - LaLicious New Summer Smoothie

Start your day off right with a LaLicious succulent smoothie right in your shower! Enrich your skin with LaLicious' luxurious scents and all-natural moisturizers.

The products are available in a variety of fruity scents including Island Guava, Coconut Cream, Lily Mango, & Passionfruit Lime....don't they sound delicious?

LaLicious Sugar Souffle Scrub - $34
LaLicious Whipped Body Soap - $18
LaLicious Body Oil - $24
LaLicious Body Butter - $24

Available at www.LaLicious.com and at select retailers and spas across the country.

Shopping Break - Spiral Haircase Discount

Spiral Haircase has all of your favorite hair care products, nailcare and skincare supplies in one salon store, on sale every day!

Visit www.SpiralHaircase.com and receive 10% off of your first order. Use code BBBCLIPGLBR1 at checkout.


Contest Break - Bond No. 9 Mother's Day Contest


During the week preceding Mother’s Day (May 10th), Bond No. 9 aficionados are invited to sign up their favorite mother for a unique Mother’s Day raffle gift: a year’s supply of Bond No. 9. This means one bottle per month of the eau de parfum of her choice.


Any Bond No. 9 customer is welcome to enter the purchase necessary. All you need to do is stop at any Bond No. 9 counter, or at Saks Fifth Avenue, Sunday, May 3rd - Saturday, May 9th. There you supply your name and contact information on a raffle to be left in a hatbox. At the close of business on the 9th, the winning raffle at each store will be drawn at random and the winner informed that evening—just in time for Mother’s Day.


Who qualifies as an eligible mother? The regular, old-fashioned, all-forgiving, chicken-soup mother, to be sure. But also the career mother, the vamp mother, the shopaholic mother … any female on whom we’d ordinarily bestow a Mother’s Day gift. And hey, self-satisfying types are welcome to enter their own name. (We do not judge.)


This eau de parfum prize is no ordinary Mother’s Day present. It’s a sense-delighting gift that keeps on giving—like a magazine subscription (but without the annoying renewal notices). Bond No. 9 is offering a limited-time special offer for the non-winners: The same monthly supply of gift-boxed Bond No. 9 sent to the recipient of their choice at a discount of twelve bottles for the price of ten.



Shopping Break - Sephora Insider Deal

Get 7 Free MD Skincare "EZ4U" Wipes (before they hit stores) with any online order from Sephora.com. Enter EZ4U2GO at checkout!

Total Beauty Break - Backstage Beauty Tips

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Backstage Beauty Tips

Learn the 26 tricks we picked up from top hair, makeup and nail pros


We asked hair, makeup and nail artists for their best kept secrets. Read on to find tips that will help add a little runway glamour to your signature style.

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Lipgloss Break - Huge Lips, Skinny Hips


If only thin hips were a lick away. The innovative new cosmetics company Purple Lab has conjured up Huge Lips, Skinny Hips, a ground-breaking lip gloss offering non-invasive access to the lips and hips women have always dreamed about. Chic color, luscious volume and a slimmer figure for those skinny jeans are all just a wave of the lip gloss wand away with an exclusive formulation—including plump-prompting Vitamin B3 and the natural appetite suppressant Hoodia—in six universally-flattering, high-gloss hues.

“Huge Lips, Skinny Hips is the answer to every girl's beauty dreams—sophisticated lip color, plumping performance and a natural way to curb those carb cravings,” says Purple Lab Creatrix, fashion/beauty insider, author and media personality Karen Robinovitz. “It’s the perfect secret weapon for surviving cocktail parties without succumbing to all the hors d’oeuvres.”



Extending beyond the boundaries of traditional lip gloss, Huge Lips, Skinny Hips’ revolutionary formulation features Hoodia Gordoni Extract, which is derived from the cactus-like plant indigenous to South Africa and Namibia and has been used safely for centuries for its appetite-suppressing benefits. The formulation also includes Vitamin B3 to stimulate blood flow to the lip surface, diminish the appearance of unsightly wrinkles around the lip area and comfortably create a plumping effect without stinging or burning. Other lip-conditioning ingredients include natural lipids that bind water to the skin, as well as Meadow Foam to moisturize to perfection and Lemon Peel Oil to offer instant cooling. Committed to a healthy pout, the formulation is paraben-free.



Designed to inspire with every application, the collection’s six hues pay homage to Robinovitz’s favorite icons and philosophies. Red Sole (a sultry red inspired by the bottom of seductive Louboutin heels), Love Your Thighs (a flirty coral and Robinovitz’s personal mantra), Worship Kate (a rich pink glitter tribute to Kate Moss), Lychee Martini (a frothy peach inspired by her favorite fruit), No Panty Lines (a shiny clear) and Kitty Poledancer (the perfect nude and a nickname given to Robinovitz for her love of dancing) are each packaged with colorful anecdotes about the meaning behind the name of the shade. And the packaging is sleek, eye-popping fun—an hourglass-shaped box in glossy ombre dyed purple with metallic hot pink accents.



Purple Lab’s Huge Lips, Skinny Hips will debut in Spring 2009 for $20.00 at Scoop and Space.N.K. Co-Founder of Scoop, Stefani Greenfield, says “Everything that Karen does has a fresh and innovative marketing twist—this is truly ‘sexy yummy’.”




Shopping Break - College Day at Ulta

The first Tuesday of every month will be College Day at ULTA! Visit any ULTA location nationwide and show your valid College ID to receive an exclusive discount. Visit www.Ulta.com to the location nearest you. This story is every makeup lovers dream...you won't be disappointed!

May 5th: 20% off your entire retail purchase and Salon service.

And the Winner is...

Starfishgal1072 - Congrats! You won the FLOWERBYKENZO Spring Fragrance.

Don't be sad if you didn't win, there are plenty more changes to win fabulous beauty prizes...

Noah's Natural's Skincare
Belli Skincare Motherhood Essential's Kit


Giveaway Break - Belli Skincare's Motherhood Line

Don't forget about the Soon To Be Moms this Mother's Day! For first-time moms, motherhood can be a little chaotic and scary. From diaper changes, feedings and sleepless nights (for the mom not the baby), the first few weeks of motherhood is anything but glamorous. Not only are you adjusting to a new baby in your life, but your body is still recovering from all the changes it went through during pregnancy.

Belli
Skincare, the world’s safest skincare line available to address the specific issues of pregnant women, new moms and babies
, introduces the Motherhood Essentials Kit, which includes the Pure Comfort Nursing Cream, Eye Brightening Cream, Body Firming Serum and the Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer. The Motherhood Essentials Kit is the must-have skincare survival kit for new moms. To view all products, please visit: www.belliskincare.com Retail Cost: 38.99

***Giveaway***

Belli Skincare is pairing up with Lipgloss Break for Mother's Day Giveaway! I will randomly select one lucky winner to win the Motherhood Essentials Kit. Make sure to sign up, below, for your chance to win!

You can enter up to once a da
y. For extra entries, you can sign up for my mailing list, post a link to this giveaway on your blog, follow my blog, or follow me on Twitter. Make sure to include the number of extra entries you have in the entry form.

This giveaway is open to US & Canadian residents. This
contest will end on May 10, Mother's Day of course! I will announce the winner on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!




What's In My Beach Bag? - Volume 1


What's in my Beach Bag? Wouldn't you like to know! Every week I'm going to highlight a few items that I don't leave behind while I'm in the sun and on the water. I'll also include the hottest beach bags this summer, the first one being this adorable Juicy Couture bag. It comes with a matching towel that reads "Juicy says Relax!"

One of my 'vows' to myself this summer is to always use sunscreen. On my face, body, makeup, everything has to contain it. But, when you can't part with your favorite facial moisturizer that doesn't have sunscreen, what should a girl do??? Dermalogica Solar Defense Booster is a great solution for this. Instead of changing your staple facial product, you can mix equal amounts of Solar Defense Booster in with your moisturizer for full-spectrum protection. You can also use this alone for an SPF 30.

I used this product this past weekend when house boating in sunny, 90 degree weather, and no pink cheeks! I mixed it in equal parts with my moisturizer (this weekend was Oil of Olay, only brand they had at the QMart in Hyderabad) and it didn't alter the effectiveness of my moisturizer. The price point is more than I'm use to paying for sunscreen, but since I can use half the amount mixed in with my favorite moisturizer, and still get sun protection without worrying about sunscreen induced breakouts, I would say that it's a great investment and addition to any beach bag.

You can purchase the Solar Defence Booster at www. Dermalogica.com SRP: $43

Sephora Shopping Spree Sweepstakes

35 more days to enter the Total Beauty Sephora Shopping Spree Sweepstakes. You can enter multiple times for each review you write!

Total Beauty Break - Looking Good Over 40

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Top Tips to Looking Sexy Over 40

Try the makeover tricks we used on TotalBeauty.com reader Kim to help spice up her dating life


New to the Internet dating scene at age 50, Kim turned to our makeover dream team for beauty tips to help in showing off her sexy, independent self. Follow their steps to see whether their advice worked, and how you can recreate her look on your next date.

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Total Beauty Web Tour


Meredith at Daily Dose of Coffee ponders an interesting question: are male and female acne really all that different? Find out more!

Beauty Anonymous brings you Sonia Rykiel Summer 2009 Makeup Collection.Family portrait in your future? Visit The Beauty Couch for some tips on how to apply makeup for fabulous photos.

Meilily brings you Beauty & Awareness: Check out Meilily's swatches and photos of OPI's Breathe Life lung cancer awareness nail polish!

The Informed Makeup Maven raves about Nude Vs Red lips, Nailene, The Best Bronzers, Softlips; reviews Jenova mascara and invites you to join her facebook group. Most of all IMM really wants your opinion for a chance to score a Covergirl makeup pack !

Jamie and Mother Blogger of Girl-Woman-Beauty-Brains-Blog discovered a plethora of earth-friendly products for Earth Week: Tees for Change, Kiss My Face (plus a giveaway), and much more.

Boutique Flair reviews Vichy's popular Noraderm Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care lotion.
Good news for fans of Stila! Beauty Junkies Unite finds out after a month of bankruptcy rumors, the makeup brand has been sold and should be back in business soon!

Makeup Files is celebrating its first blog anniversary! Come celebrate with us by entering the huge birthday bash beauty giveaway worth over $100 dollars!

eye4style wants you to get glowing - from the inside out! Click here to enter her Glowelle giveaway.

GIVEAWAY ALERT! The Anti Hair Slave is giving away the entire Soft & Beautiful StyleProtect Collection all you have to do is leave a comment to be entered.

Looking for the latest giveaway...Addicted to Lipstick is having a Kiss My Face Giveaway where she's giving away organic lip shines and lip shimmers.

Monique at Beauty Girl Musings reviews the new Olay Pro X Protocol Starter Kit.

See what Fabulous Over Forty product she is so happy she found in NYC!

Butterflydiary has fallen in love with Amala Organic Beauty, a line she feels can cryogenically freeze her skin's age.

Melissa of The Makeup Divas reviews the new Prescriptives Motor-Eyes Instant Action mascara .

Lipgloss Break has partnered with Noah's Naturals to give away a selection of products from their skincare line. Enter to Win!

makeup loves me has some news about this next episode of gossip girl! and no, it's not dorota's secret...

Only one week left to enter the giveaway hosted by More than a Pretty Face for all nine shades of Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics' newly launched Lip Tar collection. Lip Tar sold out at its launch at The Makeup Show in NYC last month.

The girls over at Beauty in Real Life let you in on Bobbi Brown's new Nautical Collection. Check it out here!! And while you are there don't forget to enter their Pureology Giveaway!!

Beauty Beast reviews both limited edition scents from the new Kohdo Wood fragrance collection by Jo Malone.

Face Candy shows you some makeup brushes that are eco-friendly.

Beauty411 loves Kate Somerville's newest product, ExfoliKate Body Intensive Exfoliating Treatment. Check out her review here!

In honor of Earth Week, Spoiled Pretty is hosting a week's worth of green giveaways. Enter to win eco-chic sunglasses...and beauty booty from Cargo PlantLove, John Masters Organics, Samy, Tarte, Zoya, Kaia, and Burt's Bees!

The Shades Of U is GIVING AWAY prizes from Aminogenesis Dermascyne Wrinkle Arrest and Health Dropz Beverage Booster! Enter to win!

Beauty Blogging Junkie announces Crescent Row, the new adorable perfume collection from Benefit.

Total Beauty Break - Makeup Meltdowns

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How to Avoid Makeup Meltdown

Pro tips on keeping a fresh face -- even in sweltering hot weather


Making makeup last all day-- especially in hot, muggy conditions-- doesn't have to be a high-maintenance hassle. Follow these tips from pro makeup artists Charlie Green and Molly Stern and your look, whether natural or dramatic, won't melt away.

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Contest Break - Shop It To Me Marie Claire Giveaway


In honor of the finale of Running In Heels that airs this Sunday (4/26), Shop It To Me is giving away FIVE free 1-year subscriptions to Marie Claire magazine…and you could receive one!

On the series, Marie Claire interns endured moments of competitive cattiness, hob-nobbed with the stars and fashion elite, ran errands all over Manhattan, and learned the ins and outs of what it's like to work at a fashion magazine.

So the Running In Heels inspired contest? Shop It To Me is giving away FIVE free 1-year subscriptions to Marie Claire magazine. For the chance to win, visit the Shop It To Me Blog entry and leave a comment as to what you consider to be the greatest office fashion faux-pas! Bra straps hanging out, thong showing...you get the picture. Don't worry, we know it wasn't you!

Shop It To Me will pick the winners on May 1st so winners can receive Marie Claire all year round!

Total Beauty Break - Getting All Done Up for Prom?

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Celebrity Updo Pics

17 new ways to wear your long hair up


Updos are always in, whether they're sleek and polished or purposefully messy. Get inspired with new ways to twist, pin and pony by the adorable updos on these celebs.

See updos



Shopping Break - Go Green Today at Walgreens

Walgreens is offering 15-20% off in-store purchases, along with a free reusable shopping bag with purchase.

Download and print the coupon HERE.

Earth Day Giveaway - Noah's Naturals


Noah’s Naturals is a complete line of bath, body, hair and skin care products that harness all-natural essential oils, proteins and other natural ingredients at an affordable price.


Noah’s Naturals Commitment:


- Natural raw materials


- Pure essential oils


- Organic herbs and essential oils


- Organic plant oils and emollients


They are also committed to never using any harsh chemicals such as:


- No petroleum


- No sodium lauryl sulfate


- No parabens


- No propylene glycol


- No artificial colors

***Giveaway***

This environmentally friendly brand is pairing up with Lipgloss Break for an Earth Day inspired giveaway! I will randomly select one lucky winner to win a selection of products from Noah's Naturals Skincare Line. Make sure to sign up, below, for your chance to win!

You can enter up to once a da
y. For extra entries, you can leave a comment letting me know what 'green' initiatives you are doing, sign up for my mailing list, post a link to this giveaway on your blog, follow my blog, or follow me on Twitter.

For this giveaway, I'm able to mail to United States addresses only. This
contest will end on, Friday, May 1st. I will announce the winner on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!





Contest Break - Aveeno Envirosax


Be one of the first 1,000 people to enter to win, starting April 22, 12pm EST, a limited edition Aveeno Envirosax reusable organic cotton bag and sample of new Aveeno Nourish Hair Care Collection shampoo and conditioner. For each bag given away, the Aveeno Brand will donate $10 to Global Green USA, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing climate solutions by creating green homes, schools and communities.

Enter to win at Aveeno.com/Jubilance!

Happy Earth Day!

Nail Polish Break - Zoya's Exchange Program Extended!

In honor of Earth Day Zoya has extended their Polish Exchange through June. Best of all the exchange is now fully web based at http://www.zoya.com/exchange.

So if you have old nail polish bottles laying around and collecting dust, just trade them in for new Zoya Nail Polishes!


Nail Polish Break - Jet Setting Nails


I always seem to let my nails go dull when traveling. I hesitate to paint my nails before my trip becuase I don't want to pack nail polish (I've had it explode in my suitcase before) to cover chips and I definitely don't want to pack nail polish remover. So, I usually slap a clear coat on and then travel away.

It's a lot different when traveling for 2 months...my nails can't be naked for 2 months! I tried out OPI's Nic's Sticks before my trip and my world has changed! Shaped like a pen, Nic's Sticks go on surprisingly smooth and provide great coverage and color with the standard two coats. They are airport carry-on friendly and don't keep me worried about leakage in my bags. I packed two light colors, 'Are We There Yet?' (fitting for my 34 hours of travel time) and 'Feeling Girly.' Both look great by themselves or with a french manicure.I also packed ELF Nail Polish Remove Pads for quick touch ups. One pad removed all of the color from both hands. Added bonus, they have a citrus smell and don't stink up my room! Another added bonus, just like everything else at EyesLipsFace.com, they are only $1!

Total Beauty Break - Top Ingredients to Avoid

Total Beauty lists the top makeup, bath and body and skincare ingredients to avoid. Do you have any of these lurking in your bathroom??? Find out on TotalBeauty.com.

And the Winner is...

Claire (thefatesarevicious)! Congratulations - You won the got2b Smooth Operator Set! I will forward your mailing information to got2b so they can send you your prize.

Didn't win this time? Don't fret! You still have 4 whole days to enter the FLOWER BY KENZO Perfume Giveaway...there are multiple ways to enter!


Contest Break - Benefit Cosmetics Mother's Day Content

Benefit Cosmetics LLC

Enter Benefit's Mother's Day Sweepstakes to win an exclusive beauty pack of Benefit faves. Contest ends May 3, 2009 - Good Luck!

News Break - Stila Cosmetics Sold!

Once owned by Estee Lauder, Stila brand cosmetics has been purchased by Patriarch Partners, a NY-based private-equity firm. Read more...

Shopping Break - Free Gift at ModelCo


STROKE OF GENIUS BRUSH & MAKEUP ESSENTIALS is everything you need to achieve a flawless makeup application on the go! This eight-piece collection contains the following:

* SET OF MAKEUP BRUSHES – 4 professional makeup brushes made from 100% natural goat & pony hair
* COLOURBOX EYE PENCIL + SHARPENER in Black
* COLOURBOX DUO EYE SHADOW in Costa Rica & Miami
* BLUSH CHEEK POWDER in Peach Bellini
* MAKEUP BAG in chic Black

Simply spend $52 or more on the ModelCo range to receive - valued at $169, available from 25th April until stocks last.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle with Origins


April is Earth Month, and April 22 is Earth Day. Over the years, more and more cosmetic companies have gone 'green.' Origins is a brand that often comes to mind. They have done a great job at keeping to their core mission, which is to 'create high-performance natural skincare that is powered by nature and proven by science.' They use plants and organic ingredients and 100% natural essential oils.

Starting April 1, drop off any empty cosmetic jar, bottle, or tube at Origins and they will recycle them or use them for energy recovery. Plus, you’ll receive a special Origins sample to take home. Read more about this program or find the store nearest you at Origins.com.



Hair Styling Break - Keeping Hair Healthy & Safe



As my dedicated readers know, I'm on an assignment for work in Hyderabad, India. It averages to be about 106 degrees here in April/May, in a dry heat. Although I prefer dry heat over humidity, it still does a number on my hair.

Keeping it soft...
I've been using Kronos Phyx Overnight Repair Masque about 1-2 times a week to help keep my hair looking soft and smooth. I apply it at night and comb it through my hair. It's smells like a spa and doesn't leave my pillow feeling greasy.

Keeping it tame...
I have naturally wavy hair, but not soft, stylish beach waves, more like frizzy tidal waves! One step out into the heat and the top of my hair frizzes up on cue. Luckily, I received Umi hair products before I left decided to pack them....thank goodness. Umi d Fuse has been a lifesaver. I run three little drops of this through my hair before blowing it dry , and it keeps my hair frizz free all day. It's super light and doesn't weigh my hair down. I sometimes rub a drop or two on my hands, and loosely run it through my hair after styling for added protection.


Keeping it safe...
If I know I'll be out sight-seeing and in the sun, I'll use Umi S Liquid before styling. This product is an aloe styling lotion that contains sunscreen for protection from the hot Indian sun.

Keeping it blond...
My next challenge is the iron content in the water...it's turning my blond highlights orange! I did some Google research and ordered Malibu treatments and shampoo for my hair. The only problem is, it takes forever to ship to India, so I haven't received them yet. Does anyone else have any suggestions that I can try in the meantime, besides the obvious, not washing my hair!

Total Beauty Tutorial: Perfect Eyeliner

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Real-Woman Tutorial: Perfect Eyeliner

Quick and easy tips for a perfect cat eye, liquid liner and more - brought to you by fellow blogger Temptalia


This tutorial is designed to show you step-by-step how to line your upper lash line and wing out the liner subtly, which is typically called a cat-eye. Check out these tips and you'll be on your way to perfectly-lined eyes in no time.

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Total Beauty Weekend Web Tour


Beauty411 loves the new Guerlain Summer Splash Makeup Collection! Get all the fabulous details here!

I Heart Heels
suggests how to get Vivacious lips & lashes - the secret's out!

Nur @ I Love Looking Good found a good alternative for NARS Orgasm's fan particularly for beauty addicts in Singapore. MAC Springsheen for NARS Orgasm.

Check out upcoming and current cosmetic collections
HERE at A Little More Beautiful.

Looking for the hottest looks of summer? Image and Style news gives you the hottest hairstyles to wear for summer 2009.

Addicted to lipstick gives you the hottest 2009 spring and summer makeup trends.


Giveaway Alert! Beauty Blvd. is giving away 2 copies of Mrs. Meyer's Brand New Book! The book gives great beauty related cleaning tips like how to remove mascara from clothes and MORE!

The rainbow is yours! Boutique Flair brings you the most popular nail colors of the season!

eye4style travels in style with Lisa Hoffman. Check out her review here!

Advice Sister Alison of advicesisters.net hopes you will follow her on Twitter ("Advicesisters") and check out her post this week about how Beyonce believes in Safe Sex, and what she's doing to promote it with MTV AND The Body Shop!

The girls over at Beauty in Real Life are having another giveaway!!! Enter to win a copy of both Bobbi Brown's Living Beauty and Charla Krupp's How Not to Look Old. Click here to enter !!!

The Shades Of U shares swatches and her review of MAC's A Rose Romance, the new romantic, dreamy collection of the season.

Beauty Junkies Unite is having a Baby Boomer Beauty Book Giveaway! 5 readers will win copies of Bobbi Brown's Living Beauty and How Not To Look Old By Charla Krupp!

Girl-Woman-Beauty-Brains-Blog is hosting a giveaway from one of their favorite shopping sites - ChickDowntown.com. Enter now to win a Tolani scarf valued at $85.

Meredith at Daily Dose of Coffee has been getting a lot of compliments on her glowing complexion lately! Read more to find out what she's using. PS: it's recession-beauty friendly!

Beauty Blogging Junkie gets a shout-out from Lauren Conrad herself. Check it out here.

Beauty Anonymous brings you Givenchy Summer 2009 Makeup Collection.



Indian Girl brings to you Bollywood's Beauty Secret and the recipe for an at home DIY Face Mask



Makeup Files teaches you how to use colored mascara in many different ways!



Monique at
Beauty Girl Musings is having a fabulous giveaway sponsored by Simplicity Bath and Body! Click here and get all the details to enter!

makeup loves me
gets you ready for summer travel with sonia kushuk's hidden treasures target line!

Enter to win FLOWERBYKENZO Spring Fragrance Limited Edition at Lipgloss Break!



More Than a Pretty Face is hosting giveaway of the complete collection of Lip Tars from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. This collection of intense colors was introduced at The Makeup Show in LA only last month. OCC sold out of Lip Tar at the event. Enter to win all nine shades from the newly launched Lip Tar collection!

LA Pretty is GIVING away a bottle of Jean Paul Gaultier's new fragrance Ma Dame Eau Fraîche. Enter to Win a Anastasia Brow Definer at Face Candy.

WIN CARGO blu_ray High Definition Lip Gloss in Halifax-Giveaway By Talking Makeup!

Glossypink tells you how to get the shiniest and best-smelling hair of your life!

Spoiled Pretty is hosting three amazing giveaways this week. Yes, THREE! Enter the Logics Color DNA System giveaway, Proactiv giveaway, and ZannClip giveaway to triple your chance of walking away a winner. Good luck!

Shopping Break - Free Shipping at Bobbi Brown

Just enter code WEEKEND5 at checkout to receive free shipping with every order at BobbiBrownCosmetics.com.

Shopping Break - Clinique Free Shipping & Lip Plump

FOR THREE DAYS ONLY! With ANY clinique.com purchase, enjoy FREE Standard Shipping & FREE Dual-ended Full Potential Lips Plump and Shine in Peach Plump and Glamour-full .03 fl.oz. Just enter offer code MOMENTS at checkout. Valid from 4.17.09 to 4.20.09

Giveaway Break - FLOWERBYKENZO Spring Fragrance


***Giveaway***

I will randomly select one lucky entry to win a bottle of the Limited Edition FLOWERBYKENZO Spring Fragrance. Make sure to sign up below for your chance to win! You can enter up to once a day. For extra entries, you can sign up for my mailing list, post a link to this giveaway on your blog, follow my blog, follow me on Twitter, or pass this along to all of your followers on Twitter.

This giveaway is open to US & Canada residents only. This
contest will end on, Friday, April 24th. I will announce the winner on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!





Perfume Break - FLOWERBYKENZO Spring Fragrance Limited Edition


Dawn breaks at the end of a long winter; a singular light warms the atmosphere, permeating the landscape little by little. Spring is here. FLOWERBYKENZO Spring Fragrance Limited Edition, a sparkling floral, welcomes the return of life with lively mandarin and ginger notes, brightened by a touch of lychee. At its heart, suave notes of parma violet, freesia and white musk unfold.

An ancient fruit, lychee has been cultivated in southern China for over a millennium. Lychee are often eaten as a healthy snack or used as an ingredient in desserts. They have a sweet, citrusy scent.

Light settles on a poppy encased in frosted glass. On the box, a light-hearted poppy sways freely in the breeze.

FLOWERBYKENZO Spring Fragrance Limited Edition, available at www.kenzousa.com in April 2009. 50ml (1.7oz). SRP: $52.00USD

Bronzer Break - Self-tanner and Bronzer Tricks

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Best Bronzed Celebrities

Follow the lead of these A-listers and warm up post-winter skin with expert self-tanner and bronzer tricks


Celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Victoria Beckham have mastered the natural-looking faux-glow -- proving that self-tanning now is more about looking healthy, than fresh off a tropical vacation. Use these application tips to get your own red carpet-worthy tan -- the safe way.

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Got a Sweet Tooth? Try Coco-Zen's Lip Scrub


The directions for the Coco -Zen's Chocolate Lip Scrub are easy: Rub on, lick off...it's edible! Made from organic brown sugar, organic oils, organic honey and vitamin E, this scrub tastes as good as it sounds.

I've been using this before bed at night, and then putting Vaseline on my lips afterwards. It has helped to keep my lips soft and moisturized in the intense heat of India!

Coco-Zen only uses chocolate truffles that are made from Fair Trade chocolate. Read more about the Fair Trade principle on Coco-Zen's site.

A large lip scrub retails for $14.00, and a small $6.50. Shop online at www. Coco-Zen.com.

Magazine Break - Allure, Glamour & Lucky

Wohoo! Get a years subscription to Allure, Glamour and Lucky for just $25!

Shopping Break - 15% off Everything at Sephora

This has never happened before! For Beauty Insiders Only, Sephora is offering 15% off online and in-store purchases. Enter online code BD2T9CBS at checkout. Check your email to print the in-store coupon. Offer expires 4/21/2009.


Spa Break - Get Pampered During Spa Week

Spa Week is coming to a city near you! From April 13 - April 19, several hundred spas across the country will be offering services for just $50 a treatment. Anything from a facial, massage or body scrub is offered at select locations. Visit Spa Week to register and see a list of cities that are participating in your area.

If I were in the US right now, I'd definitely be visiting the local spas for some pampering. Maybe in honor of Spa Week I'll schedule myself for a pedi here in India...

Lipgloss Break - Do you know the Lipstick Queen?


Who's the Lipstick Queen? Poppy King of course! Inspired by the looks of the 1940s, Poppy created her first brand of lipstick when she was just out of high school. This Spring, Poppy King adds Big Bang Theory - Illusion Gloss to her collection.

Big Bang Theory - Illusion Gloss gives you the ultimate BANG for your BUCK this season, creating perfectly full, beautiful lips without any pain or stinging.
The idea of Big Bang Theory - Illusion Gloss came when Poppy King was reading an article about the re-creation of the The Big Bang Theory. “As with everything I read, see, touch and experience, I thought about how I could relate this fascinating information to lips. I thought of my theory, that the right ratio of shimmer to shine can create the illusion of plumper lips.”

With a little help from her chemist, Poppy created the perfect “illusion gloss,” working over two months to get each shade precise – and BANG – the perfect formula has arrived!
Poppy’s Big Bang “Theory” is: “Women spend a lot of Time* looking for products that maximize the Expansion of the lips. It seems like everyday there is a new lip plumping Creation, most of which are uncomfortable to use and end up in the Black Hole of your bathroom draw. I’ve taken all of my knowledge of the lip Cosmos and have put all my Energy into designing these eight shades of gloss for a Big Bang effect. Each shade has my exact ratio of shine to shimmer to create the illusion of fuller lips. So don’t waste anymore Space on lip plumper’s that sting – with the right formula, the possibilities for fuller looking lips and luxurious comfort are Infinite.”
*All shade names embedded in the “theory!”

Big Bang Theory - Illusion Gloss is available in the following eight shades:

• Time – shimmery golden nude
• Expansion – shimmery pale pink

• Space – shimmery grey pink

• Infinite – shimmery pinky peach

• Black Hole – shimmery deep wine

• Creation – shimmery rose
• Cosmos – shimmery ruby
• Energy – shimmery bright red

All Big Bang Theory - Illusion Gloss package illustrations are based on arts and crafts fabric textures and Copernicus and Nan Goldin photographs from the 80’s. Each one was hand drawn by James Bernard, who designs all of Lipstick Queen’s original package designs.


I can vouch for this gloss: Full glossy lips with no stinging at all. I tried this gloss in Infinite, which is a shimmery pinky peach. It's the most subtle hint of pink that compliments my light skin tone. The packaging is fun, it looks like a test tube, with a sponge applicator.

Big Bang Theory - Illusion Gloss (SRP $20) will be available at all Barneys New York stores, Space NK, Henri Bendel and online at lipstickqueen.com. For other boutiques and apothecaries that carry Lipstick Queen products, check out www.lipstickqueen.com.