Lipgloss Break: July 2009

Makeup Break - NARS Foundation


In both art and beauty, a superior canvas is key. And only the most refined foundations are capable of transforming skin into that ideal canvas. François Nars, pioneer of modern makeup, reinvents advanced formulas that conceal imperfections and even out skin tone for an ultimate immaculate complexion. Introducing Sheer Matte and Sheer Glow: the next generation of sheer foundations infused with exceptional radiance.


NARS SHEER MATTE FOUNDATION - $42


While transparent enough to allow skin’s natural hue to remain visible, it is still matte at heart, which means weightless, luster-free coverage. This velvety oil-free formula boosts brightness and radiance, improving skins texture. Packaged in a stylish frosted bottle, it distinguishes itself from its Sheer Glow counterpart.



NARS SHEER GLOW FOUNDATION - $42


An ideal solution for those looking for a foundation that is more dewy than Sheer Matte. The formula glides on easily and imparts a satin-soft, glowing finish. Skin will even-out and gleam with overall brightness; radiance and sleek texture will be restored.



Available in 20 shades, Sheer Matte and Sheer Glow, will be available at Nordstrom beginning August 1st and on www.narscosmetics.com beginning September 1st.



Makeup Break - Bobbi Brown's New Site



Bobbi Brown is excited to share with you their new Bobbi Brown website! They invite you to stop by and check out the new color swatches, how-to videos, “Chat With an Artist,” and brush up your makeup skills with brand new tips from Bobbi. They’ve also made it easier for you to share your favorite products, tops or articles via Facebook, Digg and del.icio.us. To celebrate the launch of our new ratings and reviews feature, for each review you write through August 28th you’ll be entered to win $450 worth of Bobbi makeup. Bobbi Brown is also currently offering two free samples with any order and free shipping on purchases above $65.

Check the new site out!


Hyper Luxe Weekend Roundup



Adventures in Round Brown takes a look into the world of Men's Big and Tall Fashion.

Askmewhats reviews L'oreal Elseve Smooth Intense.

The Beauty Chick share some of her favorite face primers.

Beauty Junkies Unite tells us how awesome Bare Escentuals Buxom Lashliner.

BeautySweetSpot has a behind the scenes look at the MAC Fall collection.

Best Things in Beauty has a Giveaway Contest: Sephora's new Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Kiss.

Claire's Beauty explores lipstick trends through the decades.

Denim Debutante is giving away a bottle of Arbonne's Made in the Shade Self-Tanner to one lucky reader!

Fabuless Beauty has us super excited for the MAC Look in a Box sets available exclusively at Nordstrom.

See Fabulous Over Forty's review of Josie Maran lipstick.

The Fashion Planner shows us how to how to make a no-sew top and necklace from a t-shirt.

Glamour Whore introduces you to Illamasqua cosmetics.

Gloss Menagerie homemade toner experiment.

Gouldylox Reviews has a sneak peek of Bare Escentuals liner and lipstick.

Hot Beauty Health gives you the low down on the white nail polish trend.

The Informed Makeup Maven is all about body and hair this week.  Check out her must haves.

Krasey Beauty cozies up to Erno Laszlo Cosmetics.

Visit Lipgloss Break and Enter to Win Sunkissed Glow by JLo and AminoGenesis Perfect Reflection!

My Beauty Bunny recommends a cruelty-free self-tanner and body firming cream in one from Tarte.

Obsession Confessions of Glamour and Love reviews Ouidad products for curly hair.

Sicka Than Average keeps you walking on sunshine with its roundup ofsizzling hot shades.

The Style and Beauty Doctor begs you not to match your eyeshadow to your outfit.

Su Ferreira has another great tutorial on smokey eye.

ThisThatBeauty shares a beauty observations - Extreme Length False Eye Lashes in everyday life!

Tres Chic Style reveals her shopping secrets.

Freebie Friday - Bodycology Bath & Body

Feel delicious with Bodycology! Get your free sample and choose your scent today.

Makeup Break - Bobbi Brown Ive League Collection

Bobbi Brown goes back to school with her Ivy League Collection.


Pencils are back in a big way for fall. They’re quick, mistake-proof and can go from subtle to bold in one easy stroke.” – Bobbi Brown

This August, Bobbi introduces her new and improved Creamy Eye Pencil: designed to apply smoothly and evenly, the pencil features a built-in smudger for a softer, smoky effect. Available in 9 shades including: Jet, Walnut, Caviar, Midnight, Hunter, Brown Plum, Dusk, Charcoal and Mahogany.

Back by popular demand, Bobbi’s Lip Crayons are now a permanent part of our line! The amazing lip formula combines the luxurious feel of a lipstick with the ease and convenience of a jumbo, crayon-inspired pencil. Including a custom-sized sharpener, the Lip Crayon will be available in six shades: Honeysuckle, Coral Pink, Raisin Berry, Posey, Dusty Nude, Wild Rose.


The Ivy League Collection also includes a fresh, new spin on fall’s strong eye: Forest Shimmer Ink Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner. To create the shade, Bobbi blended deepest green with golden pearls to create a liner that really makes eyes pop. Bobbi also adds two new pearlized eye shadows for illuminated lids in Autumn Shimmer Wash and Bash Metallic, and her Angle Eye Shadow Brush which is ideal for applying shadow in the corner, in the crease or all over the lid.



Makeup Break - MAC Baby Bloom


Five neutral skin-tone shades, all SPF 15, to drench skin in healing emollients, give it glow, rescue it from future damage. And fresh new SUNTINTS SPF 20 LIQUID LIP BALM in five sheer colour shades, from Pink Tinge to Moist Plum, are the big news we’ve been tight-lipped about… until now!

M·A·C Baby Bloom will be available starting in July 30th, 2009.


STUDIO MOISTURE TINT SPF 15
Light Soft pale beige
Medium Warm beige
Medium
Dark Caramel beige
Dark Deep caramel Deep
Dark Rich golden bronze

Suggested Retail Price $29.50 U.S./$38.00 CDN



SUNTINTS SPF20 LIQUID LIP BALM

Just a Smidge Soft pastel yellow with
multi-coloured pearl
Lilt of Lily Soft creamy pale pink

Pink Tinge Clean bright yellow pink with gold pearl

Full of Grace Soft sheer rose

Moist Plum Light lilac with very fine pearl

Suggested Retail Price $14.50 U.S./$17.50 CDN


Makeup Break - New Makeup Brand Inspired by Twilight

Twilight Beauty, a new cosmetics brand themed after the series of films from Summit Entertainment, will launch two lines debuting this Fall: Luna Twilight and Volturi Twilight. The two lines will be available in conjunction with the release of the second film, “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,” which arrives in theaters on November 20, 2009.



Esmy Mancia and Kimberly Clark of All About Beauty, the product development team behind numerous bestselling lines, developed the cosmetic products for Twilight Beauty, together with Cristina Bartolucci, the founder and Creative Director of DuWop Cosmetics.



“We have worked tirelessly to create innovative cosmetics of high quality to serve as the backbone for both lines,” explains Clark. “Twilight Beauty has coupled these products of note with edgy, sophisticated packaging that is undeniably striking.”




“With over 70 products, Twilight Beauty provides a unique and exceptional makeup experience that can be enjoyed by everyone from Twilight enthusiasts to women looking to highlight their own radiance,” adds Bartolucci.



Luna Twilight reflects the mood and spirit of the saga’s iconic female characters, presenting a collection that creates a harmonious blend between soft, natural beauty and stunning, fierce splendor. Notable products from the Luna Twilight line include First Light Body and Face Glow for radiant illumination and Gleam Metallic Mascara for captivating lashes.



Volturi Twilight offers entry into Twilight’s exclusive coven through use of the Volturi family crest as the brand’s logo. The line features Foreshadow Primer, an ultra-sheer eye base that provides the ultimate prep for a smoother, crease-proof eye shadow application that is coupled with loose glitter dust, called Labrynth Shadows. The highly pigmented loose powder shadows and the lid primer are housed in stackable pots, providing the ability to mix and match the colors to create personal, one-of-a-kind eye shadow favorites.



“The goal for Twilight Beauty was to create two beautiful and striking lines that women could fall in love with, much in the same way they fell in love with the Twilight saga. The hope is that, beyond the lure of the romantic packaging, true makeup consumers will find they have discovered products they can’t live without,” states Jaega Haralambus, Brand Manager of Twilight Beauty.



Luna Twilight will be available September 15, 2009 at Dillard’s and Dillard’s.com as well as Nordstrom and Nordstrom.com. Volturi Twilight will be available September 15, 2009 through specialty retailers. Both lines will be sold at TwilightBeauty.com, the exclusive website for both brands.



Giveaway Break - AminoGenesis Perfect Reflection


Although we aren't seeing the best summer weather in Michigan, it's still a battle to protect our skin. As we know, prolonged exposure to the sun UVA and UVB rays, pollution and even wind can damage and age our skin.


AminoGenesis' Perfect Reflection anti-aging serum combines four powerful anti-oxidants (vitamin A, C. D and CoQ10) with AminoGenesis' base formula of 17 amino acids. This silky smooth water-based formula penetrates the skin rapidly delivering moisture and skin-rejuvenating nutrients for the most beautiful, youthful and healthy skin possible. It has been proven to repair sun damage, relieve dryness, decrease the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and improves skin elasticity, texture, firmness and smoothness.

***Giveaway***

Enter to win AminoGenesis' Perfect Reflection anti-aging serum!

Sign up below to win! 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 , just make sure to list the entries in your comment. Enter up to once a day!

This giveaway is open to US residents only. The contest will end on Saturday, August 29th. I will randomly select one lucky winners and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!




Lipgloss Break - Girlactik Star Gloss


I have never seen sparkle like this in a lipgloss! Girlactik Star Gloss is out of this world (pun intended). The sparkle in this gloss is intense, in a good way. The color is a light, light pink and super soft.

Read more about the start up of this brand and the beauty behind it, Galit Strugano.

You can find Girlactik Beauty products at Sephora, Makeup.com and you can shop on their website, www.girlactikbeauty.com




Get Persnickity!



Got a sweet tooth? This blog will fix it! Persnickity About the Details is my friend Martha's blog about adding the extra touches in life...and how paying close attention to details makes people feel special and happy. You can find baking recipes here, as well as making creative kitchen storage space to fun ways to folding a napkin. Everything posted has an 'extra special touch' to it. Once you read this blog, you'll definitely want to become 'Persnickity About the Details!'

Twitter Break - Follow Zoya!

If Zoya gets 5000 followers by August 3rd, they'’ll provide a TWEET BUY PROMO CODE* that will be provided on Tuesday, August 4th. The code will be good for 3 FREE POLISHES
(America, Ali and Paz) for use on August 4 - 5, 2009 only).


No purchase necessary.


Giveaway Break - Rene Furterer sun products



Are you taking care of your skin and hair this summer? Sun protection is an essential step in both your skin care and hair care routines. The sun’s powerful rays can be damaging on strands, especially those that have been highlighted or colored, making them dry, rough and difficult to style. Rene Furterer has a series of products to help take care of your strands this summer.


To restore hair after fun in the sun, René Furterer repairing after sun mask restructures sun damaged hair, leaving it soft and luminous.

Waterproof moisturizing fluid KPF 90 by Rene Furterer is proven to block 90% of UV rays on the hair as it protects against dehydration in the sun.

René Furterer no rinse moisturizing spray instantly detangles, repairs and rehydrates dry strands.

René Furterer nourishing after sun shampoo repairs with palm butter and eliminates the harsh effects of salt water and chlorine.


***Giveaway***


Enter to win all of the above Rene Furterer sun hair care products! A total of 4 full size products!

Sign up below to win! 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, just make sure to list the entries in your comment. Enter up to once a day!


This giveaway is open to US residents only . The contest will end on Friday, August 28th. I will randomly select the lucky winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!



Total Beauty Web Tour

It's complexion week at the Informed Makeup Maven.  Don't forget to enter her cool giveaways this week!



Visit The Beauty Couch for a chance to win the amazing Perricone MD Advanced Face Firming Activator (a $120 value)!



Monique at Beauty Girl Musings reviews the new No Frizz Shampoo, Conditioner and Leave-In Conditioner.


Beauty Anonymous looks at Shiseido fall 2009 makeup collection.




Dao at My Makeup Blog found a new love with M.A.C Rubenesque paint pot.




Sicka Than Average checks the best facial sunscreens so you can play in the sun — without paying for it later.




More Than a Pretty Face is excited about the launch of Illamasqua at Sephora. Within a year of its launch at Britain's tony Selfridge's, Illamasqua has developed a cult following comparable to that of MAC or NARS.

Visit Lipgloss Break and Enter to win The Cure 24/7 hair treatment and Sunkissed Glow fragrance by JLo!




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Quiz: Is Your Skin Clean Enough?

Find out if your routine is really getting rid of excess dirt and oil


Everyone slacks on their skin care now and then but do you do it too often? Cleaning skin correctly is vital for a clear complexion. Find out if you need to step up your regimen.

Take the quiz



Shopping Break - H2O Plus 2 for 1 Promotion



Check out the following specials from H2O Plus.

BODY
From now until 7/30, H2O Plus customers can purchase two of the following body care products and receive a third product for free:

- Hand & Nail Cream
- Hydrating Body Butter
- Sea Marine Shower Cream
- Sea Marine Triple Butter Body Cream
- Sea Marine Revitalizing Shampoo
- Sea Marine Collagen Conditioner
- Sea Marine Intensive Hair Repair Conditioner
- Body Scrub
- Hand & Foot Smoother retexturizing Seaweed Therapy
- Softening Mint Foot Rub
- Pumice Foot Scrub
- Sea Salt Body Wash
- Sea Salt Body Polish
- Sea Salt Skin Smoother
- Sea Salt Hydrating Body Gloss
- Sea Salt Replenishing Shampoo
- Sea Salt Nourishing Conditioner

SKINCARE
From (7/31 - 8/27) H2O Plus customers can purchase two of the following skincare products and receive a third product for free:

- Sea Results
- Sea Mineral Cleanser
- Line Mender
- Overnight Perfecting Peel
- Deep Sleep Recovery Cream
- Eye Mender
- Daily Defense Serum
- Instant Eye Patches
- Wrinkle Release Pen

- Oasis
- Face Oasis Cleansing Water
- Oasis Mist
- Oasis 24 Hydrating Booster
- Face Oasis Hydrating Treatment
- Night Oasis
- Eye Oasis
- New! Face Oasis Ultra Hydrator

- Aqualibrium
- Marine Cleansing Gel
- Marine Toner
- Sea Mineral Scrub
- Hydrating Marine Moisture Mask
- Sea Mineral Mud Mask

- Anti-Acne
- Exfoliating Cleansing Pads
- Clarifying Toner
- Anti-Acne Clarifying Mask
- Clarifying Face Wash
- Clarifying Spot Treatment

- Sea Clear
- Mattifying Cleansing Mousse
- Mattifying Toner
- Pore Refining Serum
- Face Oasis Neutralizing Gel
- 10 Minute Mattifying Mud

- Green Tea
- Fortifying Cleansing Milk
- Antioxidant Serum
- Urban Defense Lotion SPF 30
- Antioxidant Face Complex


H20 Plus products are available at www.h20Plus.com . Visit the website to find a boutique near you.


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Master At-Home Highlights with these Tricks

Coloring hair at home can be inexpensive and time saving, but also tricky, so follow these tips to avoid disaster


Highlights can add dimension to hair and give it a gorgeous sun-kissed effect when done correctly, but a few missteps can make you look skunk-like or worse. Thanks to experts Rona O'Conner, celebrity colorist and co-owner of the Lukaro salon in Beverly Hills, Calif. and Marcy Cona, Clairol Global Creative Director of Color and Style, we got the scoop on how to successfully highlight hair at home -- check out their tips here.

See tricks



Hyper Luxe Weekend Roundup


Askmewhats has nail art tutorial for bling bling nails.

The Beauty Chick reviews CoverGirl and Olay Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush.

Beauty Junkies Unite shows you the right way to get cheeky with 4 easy cheek stains.

Best Things in Beauty spotlights the new Giorgio Armani Beauty Fall 2009 colors.

Claire's Beauty gives Clarins Delicious Self-Tanning Cream a test drive.

Denim Debutante has an in-depth review of Paige Premium Denim.

Fabulous Over Forty is giving away Sothys Sun Care to one lucky reader. Enter now.

The Glamour Whore shows off the hair raising talent of Olivier Chomienne.

Gloss Menagerie reviews Softlips Pure Honeydew.

Gouldylox Reviews sneak peek at Milani Eye Tech Infinite Liquid Liners.

Hairs My Story has a gorgeous summer tropics FOTD.

in a word...fab has a sneak peek at J.Crew's Fall 2009 Collection.

It's complexion week at the Informed Makeup Maven, and don't forget to enter her cool giveaways this week!

Krasey Beauty discovers the beauty in going organic with Revolution Organics.

Visit Lipgloss Break and Enter to win The Cure 24/7 hair treatment and Sunkissed Glow fragrance by JLo!

My Beauty Bunny shows you how to get gorgeous, healthy, post-beach hair!

Sicka Than Average schools you on the best sunscreens for that pretty little face of yours. Protect ya neck!

ThisThatBeauty runs down fall's hottest collections!

Unfunded takes on Farmer John with some killer denim cut-offs.

VexInTheCity invites you to share her addiction - her make up collection.

***Affiliate of the Week***

The Style and Beauty Doctor will show you how to keep your blowout for blowing up.

For more information on The HLMN or on becoming an affiliate please visit our website.

Hair Tips from Antonio Prieto

Check out the following hair tips from famed hair expert Antonio Prieto of Antonio Prieto Salon.

From dry to oily, thick to fine…Being able to determine your hair type (dry, normal, or oily) and density (how much hair covers the head) can be a little complicated.

With this easy “ponytail test”, you can find out density with just one easy twist of the hair! With an average hair elastic, put your hair in a ponytail and count how many times it wraps around your hair:

• 1 time is thick
• 2 – 3 times is medium
• 3 or more times is fine

After determining your hair type, it’s time to take care of it! A dirty scalp and hair shaft is not conducive to supporting hair health, therefore shampooing is important. However, it’s equally important not to overuse shampoo due to the ingredient Sodium Lauryl Sulfate; it tends to be strong, causing the hair to be stripped, dried out, and damaged.

If your hair is…
• Dry: Dry hair should be shampooed every other day. Using a lighter conditioner will allow you to keep your hair from getting oily, letting that shampoo bottle take a bit of a rest. This goes for chemically altered or color treated hair as well.

• Normal: Normal hair can be shampooed every day, or every two days depending on the circumstances surrounding the hair.

• Oily: Oily hair should be shampooed according to how oily the hair is, however every day is usually necessary. If you notice your hair is oily even when it is washed every day, it might be necessary to contact a dermatologist since oily hair comes from a scalp function.

Lipgloss Break - TINte Cosmetics Lip Shine


TINte Cosmetics was created from a feeling, a feeling of a simpler time, a time we all cherished, a memory of pure innocence, the essence of youth and freedom....

This brand goes hand in hand with being girly. I recently tried the flavored Lip Shine in Double Bubble and instantly had a flash back to my first Bonnie Bell lip balm in Bubble Gum. The smell and taste are identical and made me feel like a little girl again!

The lip shine isn't too sticky and goes on as a pale, sheer pink. Not sure if there's a lot of moisturizing agents in it so I made sure to put on balm first, then the lip shine, and the color lasted awhile.

Freebie Break - 10 Day Supply of New Advanced Night Repair


One Night Only! Estee Lauder will be giving away a free 10-day supply of New Advanced Night Repair. One night only, Thursday, July 23, 5-9 PM. No purchase necessary...Find the store nearest you!

Giveaway Break - Sunkissed Glow by JLo

Sunkissed Glow by JLo


Enjoy the feeling of warm sand on skin, bask in the glow of the hot summer sun...


The Fragrance - Floral Fruity Sensual

A tropical fusion of ruby red grapefruit, pineapple juice, and cassis sorbet, juicy and sweet. A kiss of beach flowers, orange flower, water lily, and passion flower, lush and sensual. A warm breeze of sheer amber, cashmere wood, and hot sand glides over skin, sexy and sultry.



Notes

Tropical Top: Ruby red grapefruit, pineapple juice, cassis sorbet

Floral Heart: Sultry beach flower, orange flower, water lily, passion flower

Sexy Base: Sheer amber, hot sand, cashmere wood, skin musk



The Bottle

Same sensual curves. Smooth, frosted glass. Splashed with with a soft gradient palette of burnt orange, sandy yellow, and crisp mossy green. Jennifer’s personal touch - a wearable seashell charm bracelet.







***Giveaway***


Enter to win Sunkissed Glow by JLo! A total of FIVE winners will be selected!

Sign up below to win! 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, just make sure to list the entries in your comment. Enter up to once a day!


This giveaway is open to US residents only (no PO Boxes please). The contest will end on Friday, August 21st. I will randomly select 5 lucky winners and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!






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Quiz: Is Your Beauty Routine Easy or Hard?

Get customized skin care shortcuts to help simplify your regimen -- and your life


Sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day ... and your skin suffers. Take this quiz to get personalized product recommendations and low-maintenance tips you can use to simplify your beauty routine.

Take the quiz



And the Winner is...

Crystesmom! Congratulations! You won the Aroma-Sothys 3 Step Line giveaway on Lipgloss Break.

Didn't win this time? Don't fret...there are still plenty of chances to win. Check out the current giveaways, there a ton!



Contest Break - Huge Lips Skinny Hips Contest



Finally, a Kiss & Tell secret you can share with the world! Purple Lab wants you to enter this exciting user-generated online contest powered by social media and marketing solution, Brickfish.com.



Enter: Click the "Submit Entry" button on the contest's home page, select the Huge Lips Skinny Hips lip gloss shade that you identify with from the provided templates, upload a photo or photos of yourself that reflects how you identify with that particular shade.



Grand Prize: Chosen from the top 250 highest scoring entries, Purple Lab will award a sexy trip to New York City for them and a friend complete with an amazing guided tour by Creatrix Karen Robinovitz to experience the inspiration for all six shades and will enjoy posh accommodations at the hip Smyth hotel.



Runner Up: Selected by a team of experts from Purple Lab from the top 250 highest scoring entries, one winner will be awarded Purple Lab’s Huge Lips Skinny Hips collection.



Most Viral: Ten winners, selected by a team of experts from Purple Lab from the top 250 Most Viral entries, will be named a Purple Lab "Multi-Tasking Maven." As such, they will each get 2 colors of their choice from the Huge Lips Skinny Hips collection as well as exclusive access to pre-launch products!



* Sign-Up Sweepstakes: Six winners, who sign up to receive news and information from Purple Lab and b-glowing.com, will be randomly selected at the end of the campaign to win a gloss of their choice from the Huge Lips Skinny Hips collection.



When: July 16, 2009 12:00 AM (PT) - August 27, 2009 11:30 PM (PT)


Where: www.purplelabnyc.com/kissandtell.html




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14 Secrets Your Hairstylist Won't Tell You

Find out how to get the best appointments, haircuts and better -- or free! -- services


Whether you think of a salon visit as a fun treat or a necessary chore, you'll want to get the best service (and hairstyle) possible, right? That's why we talked to the experts, hairstylists and salon owners. They told us the secrets of the salon -- the best times to go, how to get that last-minute appointment when you're desperate, and much more!

See secrets



Shopping Break - Crocs Sale


Summer has never been better! Classic Crocs Clogs on sale! Beach and Cayman, regularly $29.99, now $19.99-$24.99 on select colors. Take the plunge and get yours today.

My L'Oreal Membership

Hi All - I just discovered My L'Oreal - become a member and take advantage of coupons, gift baskets, samples and more! Check out the current offers (and freebie of Advanced RevitaLift Deep-Set Wrinkle Repair) here!

Giveaway Break - The Cure 24/7


I just had the chance to try out White Sands The Cure 24/7 and loved it. It's a leave in reconstructive treatment and I noticed a difference in my hair after application. I applied it before bed and my hair felt silkier and softer the next morning. The packaging says it can be applied during the day, but I wouldn't advise it since it made my hair look a tad bit greasy. I would suggest at night application seeing the results after shampooing in the morning.

I have highlighted hair and its fairly dry (also from my well water) so I'll be using this religiously moving forward....and maybe you can be too!

***Giveaway***

Enter to win The Cure 24/7 reconstructive treatment!

To enter the contest, fill out the form below. 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, just make sure to list the extra entries in the 'Extra Entries?' field below.

This giveaway is open to US & Canadian residents. The contest will end on Friday, August 21st. I will randomly select FIVE winners and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good
Luck!




Freebie Break - Free Starbucks Pastry Today

Today only get a free pastry from Starbucks with a purchase of a beverage. Offer is good until 10:30am. Print out the coupon here.

Total Beauty Weekend Web Tour!

The Informed Makeup Maven reviews primers, foundations and beauty powders this week and gives away an Avene` tinted compact for summer.

Beauty Secrets Revealed tells you How to Be Acne Free in 7 days Using All Natural Ingredients.



Beauty Anonymous reviews Givenchy Mister Mat Matifying Foundation Primer.





And now for something completely different ... More Than a Pretty Face and AllModern.com are sponsoring a giveaway for a beautiful desk accessory set made of mahogany and sonokeling wood from Indonesia. Sustainable practices are used, in which trees are planted to replace those used in production.





StyleBell shows you how to straighten and make big curls with the Instyler, the first rotating barrel styling iron for your hair.




Dao from My Makeup Blog was inspired to create a smokey green makeup look using Archetype cosmetics mineral pigments .





See what Fabulous Over Forty is using for her summertime breakouts.




Visit Lipgloss Break to Enter to win LashFood Mascara and Go Green with a Baggu Bag!

Check Out What's New atA Little More Beautiful.Don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss out on all the exciting giveaways coming up!

Makeup Break - NARS Fall 2009 Collection


Fall’s runways were dominated by two words: bold and feminine. Strong shouldered and form-hugging silhouettes, extreme heels and provocative thigh-high boots, and a color palette of classic hues turned up a notch to Technicolor volumes. These trends also illustrate the NARS Fall collection.

“For this collection, I wanted to create something fragile and strong, and seductive but not aggressive,” said François Nars, Founder and Creative Director of NARS Cosmetics. The combination of strength and refinement has become a hallmark of NARS, and is particularly fitting this season as the brand celebrates its 15th anniversary. NARS Fast Ride Lipstick - $24

This seemingly dark purple may intimidate, but swipe it across the lips and its true shade is revealed: a sheer mulberry. A color that falls somewhere between an intense plum wine stain, and a moody, deep violet.
NARS Tokaido Express - $16

This new hue is a cult classic in the making. Named after Japan’s most heavily frequented high-speed rail route, this lacquer is an opulent blackened amethyst doused with ultra-fine gold dust particles.
NARS Silk Road Duo Eyeshadow- $32

This new shade mirrors the hues from traditional damask fabrics. Classic meets edgy in this new duo — an icy pink is paired with a warm rose gold with golden flecks.NARS Brumes Duo Eyeshadow- $32

These new hues perfectly capture the moody shades of a cool twilight sky. Brumes pairs a velvety matte charcoal with a sparkling, blue state for a smoky eye that is both confident and serene.NARS Indian Summer Duo Eyeshadow- $32

A typical Indian summer comes as a surprise, balmy sunshine meets brisk fall. Swipe the summery, frosted champagne shimmer up to the brow, and line the upper lid with the autumnal deep, matte mustard for a striking look, appropriate for every season.NARS Mekong Single Eyeshadow- $22

This is the perfect addition to the NARS woman's adventurous palette. The intense, blackened espresso hue scattered with rose gold is a study in contrasts. Applied liberty across the lid it exudes a sexy attitude, or applied lightly, a simple, fashion-forward sophistication.

The Fall 2009 collection is currently available at http://www.narscosmetics.com/