Lipgloss Break: May 2009

Nail Polish Break - Zoya Truth or Dare

The choice is yours... Truth, Dare or Both?

Zoya Nail Polish lets you decide what fashion is right for you this fall. Will it be Truth or Dare? Should you? Would you? hmmmmmmmm...

Zoya Truth Collection - classic, bright and straightforward
Penny (ZP492) - copper gold metallic
Kalmia (ZP493) - rose copper metallic
Salma (ZP494) - scarlet red metallic
Isla (ZP495) - venetian red metallic
Anaka (ZP496) - fuchsia metallic glimmer
Drew (ZP497) - mauve rose metallic

Zoya Dare Collection - edgy, dark and mysterious
Vanessa (ZP486) - blue red cream
Ciara (ZP487) - burgundy plum cream
Demi (ZP488) - purple mauve cream
Pinta (ZP489) - inky violet cream
Envy (ZP490) - gleaming Jade green
Ibiza (ZP491) - gleaming Sapphire blue

To compliment the collections, six super glossy lip balms from Zoya Hot Lips are also available.

Zoya’s ultra long-wearing, glossy nail lacquers are free of harmful industrial chemicals like toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) that are known to cause cancer and birth defects.

Find Zoya Truth and Zoya Dare as well as over 300 other ultra high-fashion Zoya shades at www.zoya.com. As always, each and every Zoya color is made for women so we name them after women. Zoya is the new color of fashion.

Truth and Dare by Zoya - available July 15, 2009
Sug. Retail $6.00 per 0.5 oz bottle (US).

Makeup Break - Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronze Collection


This summer, Bobbi Brown is making it easier than ever to get the look of healthy, sun-kissed skin without the damaging effects of the sun. Take your pick from a flattering array of options, designed for all complexions from fair to dark.

Shimmer Brick For Body
Create head-to-toe glamour with our Shimmer Brick for Body. Lightweight, silky powder can be used on arms, legs, décolleté, or anywhere you want to glow. The deluxe oversized compact features three shimmering bars of color.
Suggested Retail Price $75.00
On Counter: June 2009

ALL OVER Body BRUSH
The softest, most luxurious brush imaginable. The new All Over Body Brush is the perfect companion to our Shimmer Brick for Body. It’s designed with ultra soft bristles that feel amazing on the skin and offer sheer, even application.
Suggested Retail Price $85.00
On Counter: June 2009


Illuminating Bronzing Powder
This ultra-soft and smooth pressed powder is formulated with a unique and innovative blend of sheer powder and micro pearls. Powder glides on evenly and gives skin a seamless and sheer natural-looking glow.
Suggested Retail Price $33.00
On Counter: June 2009


All Over Bronzing Gel SPF15
Bobbi’s unique gel-based bronzer instantly gives the face a healthy, natural looking glow with the added benefit of sun protection. Now available in a new shade requested by makeup artists and customers alike.
Suggested Retail Price $28.00
On Counter: June 2009

Fragrance Break - Kenzo Indian Holi

PowerPoint Presentation

After spending almost 2 months in India, I was instantly drawn to KenzoAmour EDP Indian Holi fragrance. This scent has been out for awhile, since Spring 2008, but I just had the chance to try it. I'm not sure if it's the actual musky floral scent of this perfume that reminds me of India, or just the fact that it's called Indian Holi and the color and design of the bottle screams 'India.'



A Little Background about Holi

Holi is the festival of colors celebrated all over Northern India heralds the end of the winterand the beginning of the spring,and marks the rekindling of the spirit of life. It is a festival of love and laughter when all is forgiven and it is a time to break free. People of young and old gather before the night of the full moon in the month of March and let loose mists of vibrant colorsas a testament to the joy of Spring. Kenzo traveled through India in March and was inspired by the exuberance of Holi to create its first limited edition of Kenzo Amour.



The Fragrance

A musky floral that evokes celebration Indian Holihas its head in the clouds, with rice steam, frankincenseand whispers of cherry blossom. It breaks into a heart of natural

rose essencebalanced by the freshness of pink pepper, and smoothed by

petals of peonyand frangipani.At the base, it lingers over a musky, sandalwood bed, gently spiced with vanilla.



The Bottle

Designed by KarimRashid, the original “bird in flight” bottle now bears splashes of red and pink celebrating the spirit of Indian Holi. Laced in gold is the heart-felt cry of “it’s Holi.”




Nail Polish Break - Zoya MatteVelvet

First look at the Zoya MatteVelvet collection!

Attention Twitter Followers!


My Twitter following has reached 200 (actually, 245!) and as promised, I have chosen my first Twitter follower to win a special beauty prize pack :) Check Twitter to see if it was you!

The Twitter follower has 72 hours to respond to my Tweet to win the prize. If I don't hear back in 72 hours, I will chose another Twitter follower to win.

Good luck!

Freebie Friday!

Walmart has some great freebies lined up for us!

Aveeno Nourish Hair Care Collection
Bodycology Hand soap, lotion and mist (choose your scent!)
Hawaiian Tropic Suncare Line
Spa Specifics Sweepstakes & free sample
Sun Crystals All Natural Sweetener

Shopping Break - Smashbox Friends & Family Sale


Friends & Family Sale

Hurry – it's your last chance to save 20% on your entire order!

Enter code FFSB9 at checkout.
Expires May 29th.

Shop now!



Total Beauty Break - Is Your Eye Cream a Rip-Off?

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Quiz: Is Your Eye Cream a Rip-Off?

Pinpoint the right ingredients for dark circles, puffiness and wrinkles


Whether you're ready to dump your current eye treatment or still testing the water, take this quiz to find out what product will work best for your eye issues.

Take the quiz



Shopping Break - Beauty Ticket's Steal of the Week


Beauty Ticket's 'Steal of the Week' is quite impressive...Smashbox's Lip Enhancing Gloss on sale for $4.99, saving $13.01!

Giveaway Break - White Sands Smudge

White Sands, a professional hair care manufacturer infusing cutting edge science with natural botanicals, presents the release of Smudge, a clear water-based, weightless styling and finishing product.

As a multi-purpose product, Smudge finally makes styling hair a fun and artistic experience, offering endless creatives options for piecing , straightening, spiking, texturizing, blow drying, curling and even flat ironing. Perfect on wet or dry hair, this finishing aid instantly leaves hair soft, smooth and touchable but totally in control.
Smudge Suggested Retail Price 2.0 oz, $15

***Giveaway***

White Sands is sponsoring a great giveaway! 5 Smudge Texture Cremes are up for grabs...enter to win them!

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.

This giveaway is open to US & Canadian residents. This
contest will end on Sunday, June 14th. I will randomly select 5 winners and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!





And the Winner is....

Dale! Congratulations on winning the Lancome Magnifique Giveaway!

Didn't win this time? Don't fret, there are still other changes to win:


Bath & Body Break - New LaLicious Clutch


Check out this adorable new clutch from LaLicious! It comes with LaLicious' four signature products: Sugar Soué Scrub, Body Butter, Whipped Body Soap and Body Oil, all 2 oz, perfect for traveling.

The bag itself is worth the buy...so cute and stylish for a night out!

Register for LaLicious Steals & Deals Newsletter and get 15% off your first order!

*The LaLicious line, free of parabens and sulfates, will keep skin healthy, moisturized,
and in peak condition for defense against the sultry summer sun. LaLicious products and treatments are available at www.LaLicious.com and at select retailers and spas across the country.

Deodorant Break - The Best & The Worst

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The Best and Worst Deodorants

Which ones do readers say are guaranteed to stop the stink?


Deodorant is just one of those products you need to be able to trust. That's why we asked our readers to share which deodorants kept them sweat and odor free all day and which, well, didn't. Check out their picks, and say goodbye to stinky pits.

See deodorants

The Worst: No. 4: Crystal Body Deodorant Spray, $2.40

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 5.4*


"It was very messy. The nozzle would get clogged and the deodorant went everywhere except where I aimed it to go..."

No. 3: Clarins Gentle Care Cream Deodorant, $15

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 5.2*


Readers complain about the "hefty price" and the "odd scent." They also say "the cream is a little messy..."

The Best: No. 8: Secret Clinical Strength, $6.99

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 8.3*


"I have hyper-hydrosis, and it makes me feel disgusting," one reader says. "This is the only non-prescription strength product I can use, and it works!"

Want to see the rest of the list? Click here!



Total Beauty Weekend Web Tour!


The Informed Makeup Maven shares highlights from the NYC Makeup show and talks mineral makeup with Obsessed Minerals founder, Michael Huwe. Don't forget to join IMM's facebook group!

Beauty Anonymous loves the fresh floral scents of Bond No.9 Astor Place Eau de Parfum.

Kyl at The Beauty Couch is seriously loving the new By Lauren Luke My Smokey Classics palette.

Get serious coverage that is no joke with these 2 fab concealers that Beauty Junkies Unite tried, even tattoos better duck and take cover!

Boutique Flair reviews the Kiss My Face Potent & Pure line.

A Little More Beautiful has 2 giveaways going onUrban Decay Primer Potion in Sin and Max Factor Lash Perfection Volume Couture ending in May and June.

Fabulous Over Forty has a mineral makeup giveaway. Contest ends soon!

The Makeup Divas reviews the new Prescriptives Exhilarating lipgloss in Guava and lipstick in Raspberry.

Neon Bible's new guy writer talks about how to get your guy to get a haircut that costs more than $9.00.

Lipgloss Break has a double giveaway - Enter to Win Wrinkle Arrest DermaScyne & healthDropz!

StyleBell reviews the latest Damp to Dry Flat Iron by HAI Elite, the HaiDraStik. Read if StyleBell gives it a thumbs up or a thumbs down.

Beautè Noire discovers how to get the smoothest, softest, glossiest legs ever!

Jamie, The Working Girl from Girl-Woman-Beauty-Brains-Blog, shares her after-work spa regimen.

Lipstickaddict makes a review on The Body Shop Productsfrom Spa Wisdom Line, Yes Yes Yes Tantalising Lip Butter and Body Focus Bust Firmer!

Alison at The Advice Sisters (follow her on Twitter - advicesisters) tempts you to try Treats for Summer by TARTE.

makeup loves me gives you the swatches you need to decide if MAC's new style warrior collection is right for you!

eye4style is glossy and fabulous, thanks to the Brazilian Blowout at Maria Bonita. Read about it here!

Hot Beauty Health show us how Shea Butter enhances women beauty.

Monique at Beauty Girl Musings reviews the Rx for Brown Skin Absolute Radiance Intensive Exfoliating Serum.

Beauty in Real Life is having a giveaway with Beautyfix, click here to enter to win one of 15 sets up for grabs!!

LA Pretty is giving away a Fruits & Passion pedicure set for a luxurious, at-home foot treatment. Click here for contest details.

Maria at Beauty is Within reviews Eye Majic Instant Eyes.

addicted to lipstick is having a Kiss My Face Giveaway for Oily and Acne Prone Skin be sure to enter to win!

Summer Fun Locks easy fun curls get the scoop!

Giveaway Break (Double!) - Almond Pie Rich Souffle & Bruno Jamais Gift Certificate


Another Double Giveaway! ALMOND PIE Rich Soufflé Lotion for the Body from the new line at www.votrevu.com. Along with the soufflé, Lipgloss Break will be giving away a $50.00 gift certificate to the ultra luxurious Bruno Jamais Restaurant Club in Manhattan. Your readers can apply some luxe soufflé body lotion pre-dinner and then have a delectable chocolate soufflé at Bruno Jamais.


Treat yourself to Tart D'Amande Soufflé Riche Pour Le Corps day or night for luxurious moisture protection that's never heavy or greasy, just divine. Almond Pie exudes a warm fragrance, rich with coveted and healthy ingredients to treat your whole body. Vitamins and tropical nut oils provide the ultimate in hydrated and sensuously silky skin. While rich with fatty acids and decadent aroma, there are no calories to be gained here. Guiltlessly dive into a big scoop of absolute deliciousness, and those lucky enough to be near you will savor the pleasure too. Apply liberally to the body and massage until absorbed. Perfect to wear anywhere! 0% Guilt. 100% Pleasure. Be Delicious.


Having dinner at Bruno Jamais Restaurant Club is truly a luxury experience. The restaurant club named for its very charming French owner Bruno Jamais, is a little gem, a lovely little secret, where you feel like you have left the streets of New York far behind as you walk up the steps of the brownstone. Once inside, Jacques LeMagueresse welcomes you with his sexy French accent, and leads you to the restaurant through the automatic door of the well-stocked wine cellar with the door closing with a whoosh behind you, capturing the essence of a James Bond movie as you enter the bar.


***Giveaway***

Make sure to sign up, below, for your chance to win both Almond Pie Rich Souffle & Bruno Jamais Gift Certificate! 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, or follow me on Twitter.

This giveaway is open to US residents only. This contest will end on Monday, June 8th. I will announce the winner on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!




Contest Break - Prescriptives Exhilarating Summer Color Sweeps




'What's in my Beach Bag?' - Volume IV

Old Navy flip flops! You don't want to miss this. There seems to be Old Navy's on every corner now a days, so there is no excuse to pass this up. $1 flip flops on Saturday...I would suggest buying the max. Find the store nearest you.



Last Day to Enter!

Last Day to Enter the Lancome Magnifique Giveaway! Re-post this or tweet it for extra entries!

Actress Kate Hudson and Hairstylist David Babaii Launch Hair Care Line


Actress Kate Hudson and her hairstylist David Babaii will announce today that David Babaii for WildAid, an innovative eco-friendly line of hair care products, will be introduced at Sally Beauty Supply stores nationwide beginning June 1, 2009.

David Babaii for WildAid is free of sulfates, parabens and toxic petrochemicals. However, the line's most important attribute is: the products are not tested on animals, but rather on Kate Hudson! This cruelty-free hair care line supports wildlife conservation by donating 10% of profits to WildAid, the global wildlife conservation organization (www.wildaid.org).

David Babaii for WildAid has received numerous awards and worldwide attention as "Best Green Hair Care" brand by InStyle Magazine. Along with the "2009 Reader's Favorites" hairspray category winner for the Mise en Plis Extra Hold Styling Spray by New Beauty Magazine. David Babaii for WildAid has also been named a finalist in the "2009 CEW Beauty Insiders Choice Awards" for Bohemian Beach Spray in the hair care, style and coloring mass category. Additionally, SELF Magazine's "Self Healthy Beauty Awards" namedVolcanic Ash Sculpting Clay as Best Texturizer.

"We are excited to announce our partnership with Sally Beauty Supply, which has a national presence. Their helpful sales associates and convenient locations make Sally Beauty the shopping destination for smart consumers who are looking for the best products to solve their hair care needs. We know that the eco-conscious customer understands that 'it is beautiful to be good,'" explains co-founder David Babaii.

"Sally Beauty Supply is thrilled to welcome David Babaii for WildAid's innovative hair care line to our stores," comments Mike Spinozzi, President, Sally Beauty Supply LLC. "This cruelty free hair care line will be a wonderful offering for today's customer who understands the impact that toxic chemicals can have on our environment."

The David Babaii for WildAid web site (www.db4wildaid.com) provides information about Kate, David and WildAid in addition to detailed product information and step-by-step styling tips to achieve red carpet looks.


About David Babaii for WildAid: DAVID BABAII FOR WILDAID is an innovative new line of hair care products made from an exclusive blend of exotic and wild, natural and renewable ingredients including Blue Algae, White Ginger, Cupuacu Butter and Volcanic Ash. DAVID BABAII FOR WILDAID products are sulfate free, paraben free, free from animal products and, most important of all, free from ALL animal testing. By supporting the Beauty in nature through their donation to WildAid, Babaii and Hudson demonstrate their brand's philosophy "It's beautiful to be good."

About Sally Beauty Supply: Sally Beauty Supply LLC is one of the world's largest retailers of professional beauty supplies offering more than 6,000 salon quality products for hair, skin and nails. The company and its affiliates serve its retail customers and salon professionals at over 2,800 stores in the United States and Puerto Rico, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Ireland, Belgium, France, Spain and Japan. For further information, visit sallybeauty.com or call 1-800-ASK-SALLY for the store nearest you.

About WildAid: WildAid (www.wildaid.org) works with governments and communities of the world to reverse the devastation of our planet's wildlife. Their mission is to end the illegal wildlife trade within our lifetimes, allowing threatened species to recover to safe levels. WildAid's goal is a world in which local communities can improve their lives without destroying their environment, and where humanity can survive together with wildlife for generations to come. WildAid is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization headquartered in San Francisco with representation in China, India, Galapagos, London and New York.


Total Beauty Break - Bright Eyeshadow Tutorial

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Real-Woman Tutorial: How to Wear Bright Eyeshadow

Yes, you can wear teal shadow without looking garish -- just follow these steps


This tutorial is designed to show you step-by-step how to wear bright colored eyeshadow (which is doable even if you have small or Asian eyes). Brightly colored eyes can dress up a look when paired with a neutral or nude face, or accessorize an entire outfit. Just make sure you know how to wear it before rocking it in the office.

See how-to



And the Winner is...

Debra (skeetersden)! Congratulations! You won the Rhassoul 5-piece Skincare set.

Didn't win this time? Don't fret - Make sure to enter these fabulous giveaways:


Nail Polish Break - Essie 2009 Neon Collection


Introducing the 2009 Neon Essie Collection!

Flirty
Brilliant day-glo yellow nail polish has just a hint of lime.

Funky Limelight
Flaming 'hot pink' magenta is deep and rich nail polish

Perky Purple
Electric boogie violet is a purple nail polish that pops.

Punchy
Delicious berry icicle is the perfect bright pink nail polish.

MAC Cosmetics Style Warrior - Official Release!


Emerging from every corner of the
glamorous globe, a new Style Warrior.
Made to celebrate the cross-cultural sophistication of the modern
Amazon Princess, African Queen, Crouching Tigress…

Never before have we seen the “Wild Things” of the world come together in quite so many bold new combinations. Introducing a dramatically different and deliberately diverse colour story, an eclectic and expressive way to exalt and admire the strength and solidarity of beauty with no barriers. A selection of all-over summer bronzing shades for Lips, Cheeks, Eyes, Nails, featuring the innovation of Impassioned, Bronzescape and Scatterrays Solar Bits – sunbursts to unleash the animal in every woman. All exotically packaged in stylized zebra and leopard prints to keep it wild and free – the way it always ought to be.

Exotics defy definition, combine and cross-multiply cultures, open up the borders of beauty. Like the beautiful boys and girls on a beach in Brazil, we celebrate every combination imaginable: Solar Riche or Refined Golden Bronzing Powder, Deep Dark Skinsheen, Golden Bronze Iridescent Powder/Loose, 182 Buffer Brush to apply, and now, new Lustre Drops for instant glow…leopard gold and ebony brown, violet purples and rich earth come together to make a New People, a new standard for what’s sexy NOW. New beauty comes in kaleidoscopic colours… Diverse, Divine, Dramatic is how we do it!

LIPSTICK
Sunsational Sheer frosted beige gold
Brave New Bronze Creamy mid-tone pink nude
Purple Rite Mid-tone frosty orchid
Tribalist Creamy blackened berry
Suggested Retail Price $14.00 U.S./$16.50 CDN

LIPGLASS
Liberated Sheer yellow gold with pearl
Gold Rebel Sheer copper bronze with pearl
Fierce & Fabulous Bright magenta purple with pearl
Style Warrior Blackened bronze brown with pearl
Suggested Retail Price $14.00 U.S./$16.50 CDN

EYE SHADOW
Soft Force Frosty pale white gold
Bright Future Frosty bright yellow gold
Tempting Sinfully rich coco
Vibrant Grape Bright magenta purple
Night Manoeuvres Deep charcoal brown with pearl
Suggested Retail Price $14.50 U.S./$17.00 CDN

EYE KOHL
Smolder Intense black
Suggested Retail Price $14.50 U.S./$17.00 CDN

PRO LASH MASCARA
Coal Black Honest-to-goodness black
Suggested Retail Price $12.00 U.S./$14.00 CDN

BEAU TY POWDER BLUSH
Eversun Neutral peach bronze with gold pearl
On A Mission Pearly mid-tone plum
Suggested Retail Price $18.00 U.S./$22.00 CDN

SOLAR BITS
Scatterrays Soft metallic peach with gold pearl
Bronzescape Clean yellow brown with gold pearl
Impassioned Frosty cool taupe
Suggested Retail Price $19.50 U.S./$23.50 CDN

NA IL LACQUER
Peaceable Pearly pale golden beige
Violet Fire Bright creamy magenta purple
Mercenary Frosted blackened bronze
Suggested Retail Pric e $11.00 U.S./$13.00 CDN

BRUSH
242 Firm fibre Brush with rounded edge for smooth, even
application of powder, emollient and concealer products
Suggested Retail Price $23.00 U.S./$27.50 CDN

BRONZ ING POWDER
Solar Riche Mid-tone deep orange brown
Refined Golden Finely spun golden with soft pearl finish
Suggested Retail Pric e $21.00 U.S./$25.00 CDN

LUSTRE DROPS
Pink Rebel Blue pink with gold pearl
Sun Rush Peachy bronze with gold pearl
Bronze Hero Hot bronze with fine gold pearl
Suggested Retail Price $18.50 U.S./$22.50 CDN

SKINSHEEN
Medium Dark Sheer soft bronze with golden tan pearl
Dark Golden bronze
Deep Dark Deep warm bronze with rich golden pearl
Suggested Retail Price $22.50 U.S./$27.50 CDN

IRIDESCENT POWDER /LOOSE
Golden Bronze Golden brown with golden bronze shimmer
Suggested Retail Price $21.00 U.S./$25.00 CDN

BRUSH
182 Buffer brush. A full, dome-shaped brush of extra
soft goat hair. Specially created to flawless ly blend
powder onto the skin for an immaculate polished finish.
Excellent for all M·A·C powders and pigments.
Suggested Retail Price $45.00 U.S./$55.00 CDN

Blush Break - Pinch Your Cheeks by Origins

Pinch Your Cheeks ® is a unique sheer blusher gel that gives cheeks a radiant, rosy glow, without ever looking red-in-the-face.

Pinch Your Cheeks ® is infused with Matricaria Chamomilla and Melilot Yellow Clove which are calming and soothing agents. This transparent blusher lets your skin show through to make it look like nature made you blush, when all along it was ORIGINS.

How to apply: out a tiny amount onto fingertips - the littlest bit goes a long way. As soon as fingers touch the apple’s of your cheeks, don’t stop and keep blending in a gentle circular motion. Wash hands with soap immediately after application.

Suggested retail price: $11.00 for .1oz. Pinch Your Cheeks comes in Raspberry, Coralberry and Brownberry.

Style Break - Get Beach Chic

Dreading this year’s search for the perfect swimsuit? Designer and swimwear guru, Shoshanna Gruss, is here to help with answers to all of your summer style issues. Conquer your swimwear fears and hit the stores armed with expert tips on what works for you.


Q&A WITH DESIGNER SHOSHANNA GRUSS


What are the key swim trends to look for this summer?


Look for bright pop colors like neon pink, orange and green. Tribal prints are popular as well as ditsy floral prints, big bohemian florals and graphic black and white.


How revealing should a swimsuit actually be?


Bust Coverage Test


Three-fourths of the bust should be covered, leaving only a swath of cleavage. The thicker the strap that attaches the bust to the rest of the suit, the more likely it'll stay in place as the day goes on. If you opt for a bandeau top, which is often strapless, nothing should be squeezing out the top or the bottom. Boy shorts offer great coverage on the bottom if you're active, but they're far from being a universally flattering style.


What are the best colors for every skin tone?


Navy and black are universally good for every skin tone. Both colors are flattering and look good against the lightest skin tones and the darkest.


How do you find a swimsuit that flatters your shape?


Big Busted


Look for halters which offer the most support. Also look for boning and underwire which will act like a bra and securely hold you in place.


Curvy


Look for one pieces with ruching to slim your middle. When shopping for bikini's stick to bottoms with tie string so they are easily adjustable.


Flat Chested


Strings are most flattering. If you want to enhance your chest, look for ruffles or ruching which will create the illusion of a bigger chest.


How do you take your beach look from day-to-night?


Find a versatile cover up that can take your bikini beach look to a casual dinner. A crochet cover with ¾ sleeves is great because you can throw it over a bikini with cute shorts or jeans and be ready for a night out.


What are some general tips for purchasing swimwear?


Cotton bathing suits are more for show. They will take a long time to dry compared to a polyester/Spandex blend. Accept that sizes will vary, even from the same label.


What is the best way to care for swimwear?


Don't put bathing suits in the washing machine, this will weaken the elastic. Instead, wash in cold water with a delicate cleanser such as Woolite.



Giveaway Break (Double!) - Wrinkle Arrest Skincare & HealthDropz

I'm super excited to announce this double giveaway! A jar of Wrinkle Arrest Skincare by AminoGenesis along with HealthDropz. Check out these new products and the details of this giveaway:

Wrinkle Arrest
This new anti-aging day cream with SPF 18 won the American Academy of Dermatology Seal of Recognition. This new moisturizing day cream offers broad spectrum sun protection. Wrinkle Arrest contains the groundbreaking AminoGensis DermaScyne formula which helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration and other signs of aging. Price $59.

healthDropz
healthDropz are a highly concentrated mix of vitamins, herbs and select natural ingredients available in three different blends: Energy, Focus & Green Tea Antioxidants. Just add six healthDropz to 8 oz of water or any beverage and you will get the equivalent to a full cup of green tea polyphenols.

healthDropz Green Tea has none of the added sugar or sweeteners of bottled green tea nor the strong bitter after-taste of green
tea extracts. A 90 serving bottle of healthDropz retails for $8.99. The bottles are convenient to carry, and are about the size of a lipstick.

***Giveaway***

Make sure to sign up, below, for your chance to win both Wrinkle Arrest Skincare & healthDropz! 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, or follow me on Twitter.

This giveaway is open to US residents only. This contest will end on Sunday, May 31st. I will announce the winner on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!




Last Day to Enter...

Last Day to Enter to Win a Rhassoul Core 5-Piece All-Natural Skin Care System by Daybreak Lavender Farms!



Total Beauty Weekend Web Tour!


Meredith at Daily Dose of Coffee is looking for ways to economize. Check out her tips for getting a salon-quality hair glossing treatment at home.

Beauty Anonymous reviews Shiseido's Tiss Deep Off Oil.

This week, The Beauty Couch asks (and answers!) the question: Can wearing sunscreen lead to Vitamin D deficiency?

Check in with Amber at Beauty Junkies Unite as she completes her first month on NutriSystem and is giving away an entire month of the NutriSystem plan and food to one very lucky reader!

Lipgloss Break has partnered with UMI hair products to giveaway UMI S Liquid & UMI d Fuse! Enter up to once a day!

Brittny Gastineau dishes on her favorite beauty products exclusively to Beauty Banter!

Before time runs out, enter Girl-Woman-Beauty-Brains-Blog's Watch Giveaway for a chance to win a man's stainless steel $290 watch or a woman's $190 watch.

Meilily is giving away Spring Bridal Makeup from Benefit Cosmetics!

Beautè Noire and Whole Foods are giving away a Mineral Fusion Cosmetics Spring Blossom Color Kit worth $90!

Find out what Smashbox product The Makeup Divas uses to achieve a perfect smoldering smoky eye.

On a budget? Monique at Beauty Girl Musings shares 10 beauty items for under $10 each-- take that recession!

Addicted to Lipstick tells all about the new Urban Decay Primer Potion wand.

Boutique Flair
is giving away $225 worth of Sustainable Youth swag! Enter by 05/24/09.

LA Pretty
is giving away an item from Givenchy's Summer 2009 makeup collection to one lucky reader! Find out all the details here.

Cybelesays.com
has discovered the perfect makeup primer for the summer heat. Click here to read more.

The Shades Of U
is giving away a bottle of Lancome Magnifique Eau de Toilette. Enter to win!

A Little More Beautiful
is giving away 1 Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin so head on over and enter to win!

Don't forget to enter the neuLash/Anastasia Giveaway over at Beauty in Real Life!!

Glossypink
tells you how to get Jessica Biel's latest red carpet look!

The Beauty Alchemist
wants to give you A Lancome Magnifique Fragrance.

eye4style
paid a visit to the new Memoire Liquide counter at Bloomingdale's!

Two lucky winners will get clear and beautiful skin- the natural way! Visit Miss Whoever You Are
for the Kiss My Face Giveaway!!

This week, Spoiled Pretty is partnering with Ojon for a giveaway. Three lucky winners will receive Tawaka Ancient Tribal Rejuvenating Cleanser and Conditioner (a $64 value)! This unique duo cleanses and conditions hair, leaving it soft, silky and manageable.



Total Beauty Break - Mini Makeovers

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Give Your Hairstyle a Mini Makeover

Follow the lead of celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Michelle Obama and use these easy tweaks to update your style


You don't have to dramatically cut or color your strands to work your way out of a hairstyle rut. These celebrities prove that even something as simple as changing your part or pinning back your bangs can give your hair the makeover you've been craving.

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