Lipgloss Break: September 2009

Giveaway Break - La Roche-Posay Redermic UV


How would you like to simplify your morning routine all into one product? Sounds pretty crazy, huh? La Roche-Posay Redermic UV is a daily moisturizer that fills in wrinkles, tightens loose skin on the neck, smooths fine lines and protects against UV damage...all of the things you need in your skin routine rolled into one!

You can find La Roche-Posay Redermic UV at your local CVS store (SRP $47.90).

Check out the ingredients:

Madecassoside (95% pure): Helps skin to fill in wrinkles and firm from within.

L-Absorbic Acid (5%): Restores skin’s structure and improves complexion.

Hyaluronic Acid: Instantly smoothes fine lines by restoring vital hydration to the epidermis.

Photostable UVA/UVB Protection SPF 15: Provides a patented combination of octocrylene with avobenzone to provide photostable broad UV protection to effectively defend against UV rays.


***Giveaway***

Enter to win La Roche-Posay Redermic UV moisturizer!

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!

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Enter to win La Roche - Posay Redermic UV moisturizer! http://bit.ly/18956c

This giveaway is open to US residents only. The contest will end on Friday, October 30th. I will randomly be selecting a winner and announcing them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!





Beauty Private Sales at The Fairest!

Sonya Dakar, Fenix, Burn Candles, POP Beauty & Primal Elements sales at The Fairest!

Email me at lipglossbreak@gmail.com for a free private invitation!

Bobbi Brown - New Rich Color Gloss



Bobbi Brown introduces Rich Color Gloss: everything you want in a lip gloss-- and more.

Rich Color Lip Gloss offers the look and benefits of three products in one: the full color coverage of a lipstick, the soft shine of a gloss, and the luxurious feel of a balm. The modern formula moisturizes and conditions, wears comfortably, and lasts throughout the day without feathering.

Available in a range of eight shades: Naked, Ruby Red, Pink Raspberry, Merlot, Dusty Rose, Melon, Tutu, Pink Buff.

On counter and available for $20 from www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com in October 2009.





Backstage with Avon - Get the Look!


Get the hot look that Avon hair stylist Allen Ruiz created for the Charlotte Ronson Spring 2010 New York Fashion Week show.

The inspiration for the look was a remake of 80's style. Allen created the fresh, young wispy look, that mirrors Charlotte Ronson's collection, and the look gives off the "just walked out of dance class at Julliard" vibe.

Allen loves the look because he says,
"Spring is all about wearing your hair up and away from your face. Radiate confidence and positive energy by styling your bun so it looks finished, yet slightly disheveled. Wearing your hair up in a bun creates a youthful, fresh look that is easy-to-achieve!"

Step 1: Prep the hair from root to tip with Advance Techniques Salon Volume Finishing Spray to enhance natural shine and create volume.

Step 2
: Using the Advance Techniques Paddle Brush and hair dryer, distribute the Advance Techniques Salon Volume Finishing Spray by sectioning off the hair and blow-drying to ensure that there is a natural, soft texture.

Step 3
: Next, gather the hair tight to form a ponytail at the back crown of the head and secure with a ponytail holder keeping all sides flat.

Step 4
: Holding hair at the base of the ponytail, twist the hair firmly in one direction to form a kink in to a spiral. Secure with bobby pins.

Step 5
: On the sides, using the little hairs “muse” the wispy hairs to play up the natural texture.

Step 6: Lightly spray Advance Techniques Hair Spray to complete the style and hold in place.

All products mentioned can be found at www.Avon.com.

MAC DSquared²

This collection brings us to the Ziegfeld Follies by way of Grey Gardens, a bit disheveled, a little Girl Interrupted, both dramatically hip and dangerously sexy.

It starts with a strong, sooty, blackest-ever wild-child eye… a new Greasepaint Stick also in blue and violet versions, and Pro Gloss to create it. Neutral and perfected skin will get more drama with highlighting and low lighting from Sculpt and Shape Powders and the 165 TaperedCheek/Highlight Brush all the better to achieve it. And finally, the totallynude Pro Lip Erase does its stuff, followed by a light Lipstick and Lip Conditioner to put the lilt and lift backin…. But the cynosure of this season’s scintillating collaboration is the daring, dramatic, slightly demented DSquared² eye. Have fun with it!



LIPSTICK

Nude rose Sheer light neutral pink (lustre)
Blood Red Clean deep berry (lustre)
Suggested Retail Price $14.00 U.S./$16.50 CDNTINTED LIP CONDITIONER SPF 15
Fuchsia Fix Deep pink sheen
Suggested Retail Price $14.50 U.S./$17.50 CDN

GLOSS TEXTURE
Clear
Suggested Retail Price $18.00 U.S./$22.00 CDN
SCULPT AND SHAPE POWDER
Bone Beige/Emphasize Palest cream/Tan
Accentuate/Sculpt Pale blushed beige/
Soft taupe brown
Suggested Retail Price $21.00 U.S./$25.00 CDN

GREASE PAINT STICK
V Bright blue violet
B Bright yellow blue
Intense black
Suggested Retail Price $17.50 U.S./$21.00 CDN

KOH L POWER PENCIL
Feline Rich black
Suggested Retail Price $14.50 U.S./$17.50 CDNLIP ERASE
Dim Similar to N37
Suggested Retail Price $16.00 U.S./$19.00 CDN

BRUSH
165 Tapered Cheek/Highlight Provides perfect blending
and application of all face products
Suggested Retail Price $34.00 U.S./$41.00 CDN

MAC Trend F/W 2009




The shapes and steely colours in this collection are an expression of the trend, an ode to the Strength of a Woman, rendered with true architectural precision. The geometry of eyes in graphic, graphite tones of grey with the beguiling blue sheen of an elegant grid of sky-reflecting windows on a stunning concrete skyscraper, Trend F/W ’09 is a living tower of power! Lips are dark or seductively nude. The fragrance? Asphalt Flower, a limited-life scent as bold and urbane as the Modern Metropolis.

Fragrance

Asphalt Flower Glossy violet and iris petals cast an
ebonized sheen over dark clouds of vanilla and patchouli.
Like a shimmering lace veil this scent caresses and
envelops of glamour and drama.
Top Note: Violet, Ylang Mid: Iris, Heliotrope Dry:
Olibanum, Patchouli, Vanilla
Suggested Retail Price $20.00 U.S./$24.00 CDN


Lipstick
Red Full-Stop Bright neon coral (Lustre)
Hipster Burgundy with frost (Frost)
Faultlessly F/W Blackened blue violet (Amplified)
Our Pick Cement taupe grey (Satin)
Suggested Retail Price $14.00 U.S./$16.50 CDN

Lipglass
Runway Fave Grey tone neutral with high pearl (Frost)
New Berry Deep plum (Cream)
So This Season Deep blue violet (Cream)
Suggested Retail Price $14.00 U.S./$16.50 CDN


Eye Shadow x4 – Tone: Grey
Tone: Grey Dirty Grey (Satin)
Walt Dark smoky blue grey (Frost)
A Warmer White Pale green grey (Satin)
The Right Smoke Rich blue with white pearl (Frost)
Suggested Retail Price $36.00 U.S./$43.00 CDN


The shapes and steely colours in this collection are an expression of the trend, an ode to the Strength of a Woman, rendered with true architectural precision. The geometry of eyes in graphic, graphite tones of grey with the beguiling blue sheen of an elegant grid of sky-reflecting windows on a stunning concrete skyscraper, Trend F/W ’09 is a living tower of power! Lips are dark or seductively nude. The fragrance? Asphalt Flower, a limited-life scent as bold and urbane as the Modern Metropolis.

Giveaway Break - David Babaii Styling Products


For her red carpet look during the August 10, 2009 premiere of "Inglourious Basterds", celebrity hairdresser David Babaii created a naturally tousled look for Angelina Jolie's long tresses.




First, David applied Hair Polish to her entire mane followed by spraying Volcanic Ash Root Amplifier to the root area for lift and volume. Next, he parted hair into 3 sections (This is David's "key" signature tip). Beginning at the nape area, he used the David Babaii for WildAid Blow Dryer with the nozzle attachment for direct styling. To achieve her look, David blow dried her hair using a large round brush to smooth tresses straight and shiny. When done drying the entire head, he took large sections and wrapped hair around the same round brush. With the blow dryer and nozzle in hand, blow an additional blast of hot air for 10 seconds and then hit the cool button for a burst of cool air: this sets the shape. Carefully release the section from the brush and continue until you have completed the whole head. To finish, spray Mise en Plis Light Styling Spray.



***Giveaway***

Enter to win all the hair styling products used on Angelina's hair....
Hair Polish
Volcanic Ash Root Amplifier
Mise en Plis Light Styling Spray


Fill out the form 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 & Canada residents. The contest will end on Monday, October 26th. 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!





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Top 10 Emmy Awards Looks You Can Wear Now

Not a celebrity? Doesn't matter! We share how to make red carpet hair and makeup looks wearable for every day


Sure, it would be nice to walk the red carpet like Heidi Klum, Kim Kardashian or Drew Barrymore, but most of us will never get the chance. However, that doesn't mean we can't have red carpet-worthy style every day, right? That's why we pulled together easy-to-do tips from celebrity hair and makeup artists for our favorite Emmy Awards looks.

See looks



Giveaway Break - IMAN Global Chic Venetian-Style Bracelet


Looking to accessorize for Fall? Get a taste of the glam life from supermodel and fashionista Iman and check out her new Global Chic Collection. She'll be on HSN this Sunday displaying her new collection.

***Giveaway***

Enter to win this beautiful Venetian-Style Multi-faceted stretch bracelet from Iman's Global Chic Collection.

Leave a comment 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 & Canada residents. The contest will end on Thursday, October 1st. 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!

Must-Reads for the Weekend!



This week BeautySweetSpot's own, Jeannine Morris, was at the Emmy's doing a segment for E!. Get the behind the scenes scoop on the red carpet and celebrity swag suites.

Beauty Junkies Unite has 3 easy ways to plumper, fuller lips.

Best Things in Beauty has a Juice Beauty Giveaway Contest underway, along with information on how gals with straight, wavy, or curly hair can can achieve their coveted look with Ouidad hair care.

Brown Suga Fashion and Beauty Blog breaks down Fall's new face

Fab Glance Nashville guides you through picking the perfect watch for the man in your life.

Fabulous Over Forty has a week long review of mascaras with a giveway at the end of the week.

FerOHHHsh takes on Fall style for Non Barbies.

Gouldylox Reviews asks what makes us jones for the latest and greatest in beauty .

Hot Beauty Health answers a common skin question: How do I get rid of acne scars?

The Informed Makeup Maven heads backstage at the Walter show and gets the scoop on the look for fall with Stila.

Krasey Beauty shows you her favorite outfit and makeup look from New York Fashion Week.

Discover 10 ways to look younger at Prime Beauty.

Looking a little pale going into Fall? Read up on Lipgloss Break's favorite Self Tanning Products and my self tanning application tips!

Marina from Makeup4all reminds you all Collections by MAC cosmetics for 2009th Year.

theNotice takes a look at makeup + chronic pain to come up with a easy five-minute face -- for everyone!

Check out why Ilamasqua is illmatic on SickaThanAverage.com

Fall in love with Su Ferreira's beauty picks.

For more information about The HLMN or how to become an affiliate please visit our website.


Bobbi Brown & Lauren Bush Announce the FEED10 Pouch

When you buy the FEED10 pouch, you provide ten disadvantaged women and their families with food and job training through the United Nations World Food Progam. In partnership with FEED, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics has filled this canvas bag, crafted out of sustainable materials using fair trade labor, with three of her favorite Lip Gloss shades: Petal, Rose Sugar and Aubergine. The World Food Program is an incredible organization that recognizes and answers the dire need among disadvantaged women for the most basic of necessity in life— food.

With the purchase of this bag, you are joining us in a single, kind gesture that will help a woman in need gain her independence and self-esteem and empower her to change her life and that of her family members.

1 in 6 people around the world live in extreme poverty, 70% of them are female. Women are generally the last to eat a meal—after their husband and children—and suffer most from hunger and malnutrition.

WFP’s Food for Work Program enables women to thrive by offering much needed job training and work—and providing food in exchange. This simple exchange allows women to break the poverty cycle by alleviating their daily struggle to secure food for themselves and their families. In return, they are able to invest time and energy in learning new job skills that are important for a sustainable future and hope for their children, their families, and
their communities.

Thank you for supporting the movement to empower women to feed themselves and their families. We hope you enjoy your FEED 10 pouch! With it, you have provided 10 women with hope for a brighter future.

Suggested Retail Price: $50
On Counter: October 2009
Available at: Bloomingdale’s in North America, Harrods in the United Kingdom,
Lane Crawford in Hong Kong, and The Bobbi Brown Aoyama Studio in Japan.
For more information on FEED please visit: www.FEEDprojects.org

L'Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Makeup Review


I recently tried out L'Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable makeup. When looking at new foundations and tinted moisturizers, I look for something that lasts a whole work day and doesn't flake off or make my skin oily. Here is a timeline of my day with True Match:

6:30am - Applied Cerave lotion to face, and then applied L'Oreal True Match in Light Ivory. So far, so good. Went on even and feels pretty light. Provided a good initial cover of blemishes and redness on my nose and cheeks. I used Avon minerals bronzer on my cheeks and I was out the door.

10:30am - At work now. Bathroom break. Makeup coverage still looks pretty good. My nose is a little shiny, but nothing that calls for a touch up.

2:00pm - Makeup still looks pretty good. My skin isn't oily and the coverage isn't fading.

6:00pm - End of day, still covered! I could probably use a light blotting powder on my nose and a touch of bronzer, but overall, the makeup is still even on my skin.

Added benefits? It contains SPF 17 and comes in 24 different shades!

Anthony Logistics For Men Supports Prostate Cancer Awareness Month


With September here already, Anthony Logistics For Men announces the launch of an oversized (32 oz) Sea Salt Body Scrub created to support the fight against Prostate Cancer during Prostate Cancer Month in September. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this product will be donated to the Aueron Protocol Study at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NYC for its Prostate Cancer Research program.

The Sea Salt Body Scrub is an Anthony Logistics favorite – sea salt exfoliates, sea kelp extract nourishes, aloe vera gel soothes, nutmeg oil tones and vitamin C nourishes. Now available in a jumbo-sized 32 oz. bottle, it’s more bang for your buck while giving back to charity all at the same time.

I tried this scrub out for myself and loved it. It's not an overwhelming 'manly' smell and it made my skin feel soft after using it. My husband was pretty excited to try out a 'man' product and he liked it too! The large size bottle has a convenient pump which makes it easy to use in the shower.

The jumbo size bottle is $15 and can be purchased at www.anthony.com.



Lauren Luke at Sephora!

On September 21st 2009 millions of Lauren Luke fans will be able to stop by any Sephora store to purchase one of the 5 makeup kits from her new line By Lauren Luke. With 56 million views and 277,000 subscribers in over 70 countries on YouTube via ‘Panacea81’, this savvy, self-taught makeup artist has risen to online fame with home-produced popular makeup tutorials of everyday and celebrity looks.


Lauren is a color-savvy 27-year-old single Mom who has lived a true Cinderella story. Proving the vast entrepreneurial power of today’s trend in social media, Lauren’s 5 new makeup kits maximize usability, affordability and fun and come complete with video tutorials on various looks, plus a sheer pink lip-gloss called My Glossy Lips.


The collection has five distinct, full-face makeup palettes each with three eye shadows, an eye primer, two lipsticks, a blush and, of course, the perfect black eyeliner. Lauren hand-picked all of the color themed palettes to ensure that each offers a full range of versatile looks - from day to night, classic or funky or something a little more sexy to sweet.


Each kit in the collection is a full-face makeup palette with three eye shadows, an eye primer, two lipsticks, a blush and of course, the perfect black eyeliner. Lauren hand-picked all of the colors to ensure that each palette offers a full range of versatile looks - from day to night, classic or funky or something a little more sexy to sweet.


And the success continues. Lauren has recently signed a book deal with Hodder & Stoughton to chronicle on paper the authentic and endearing inspiration Lauren provides to women on camera. It will hit the UK shelves in October. Plus, due to her immense influence and popularity with a younger demographic, Lauren Luke will be featured as an avatar in a virtual makeover video game scheduled to release for the Nintendo DS in late 2009.



Giveaway Break - David Babaii Hair Products

Celebrity hairstylist David Babaii recently coiffed his client Scarlett Johansson for a few summer Red Carpet Events, creating some dramatic variations to her long strawberry blonde locks. Check out her hair and steps to recreate for yourself!

Scarlett Johansson at Comic-Con 2009

To achieve this curly, wavy, sexy look for Scarlett Johansson's appearance at Comic-Con 2009, celebrity hairstylist David Babaii applied his Amplifying Whipped Mousse from roots to ends. This gives just the right amount of volume and hold to her strawberry blonde hair.

Next, he rough dried her tresses by using his hands, moving the hair in various directions. Once dry, he sectioned her hair into 3 different parts: top, sides and back leaving the nape area free. This is one of David's most important styling tips, since you need to have constant control over the hair at all times. To create his famous wavy curls, he used a 1 ½" sized FHI Heat Ceramic Curling Iron.

To style, he took small "V" shaped strands and wrapped them around the inside of the barrel. Then, David allowed each curl to fall naturally. Through selected strands, he ran his fingers up the partially curled strand to achieve added volume. For additional lift at the scalp area, he sprayed Volcanic Ash Root Amplifier on his finger tips and applied to the root area by roughly massaging into the area. This adds added fullness and texture. To complete, he sprayed Mise en Plis Light Styling Spray.


Scarlett Johansson at LA Shorts Fest '09

David Babaii's inspiration for Scarlett Johansson's style was a 40's Marilyn Monroe look with the illusion of a chin length "bob" without cutting any hair!

After drying her locks with Hair Polish applied to damp hair, David divided her tresses into 3 sections: top with a side part, sides and back leaving the nape area free. To create these large barrel sized curls, he took alternating "V" shaped partings to avoid any part lines from showing through. David used a 1 ½ inch FHI Heat Ceramic Curling Iron throughout her entire head. The sides and back curls were pinned into various sized looped curls giving the illusion of a short "bob". On the top, he gently brushed her hair to one side forming soft waves. For added glamour, David brushed back one side and secured with a decorative hair pin. For hold, David used his Mise en Plis Light Styling Spray for a soft long lasting hold.


***Giveaway***

Enter to win all the hair styling products used on Scarlet's hair....
Amplifying Whipped Mousse

Volcanic Ash Root Amplifier

Mise en Plis Light Styling Spray

Hair Polish

Fill out the form 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 & Canada residents. The contest will end on Thursday, October 22th. 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!

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Get Christina Applegate's Emmy Look


Makeup Artist: Joanna Schlip for Clarins

Joanna was inspired by Christina’s dramatic, sweeping gown when creating her makeup look. The vintage glamour of the navy stunner called for simple makeup that still made a statement. With her hair pulled back in a chic chignon, Joanna was able to play up Christina’s eyes with a sexy retro smolder, while keeping her skin fresh and lips softly pink. Like the dress, Christina’s makeup exuded a Brigitte Bardot 60’s cool, with a modern twist.


Skincare: To create a radiant glow, Joanna prepped Christina’s skin with three steps: First she cleansed with Clarins Water Comfort One Step Cleanser. She then applied Clarins Multi-Active Day moisturizer, followed with Clarins Beauty Flash Balm for smooth, hydrated, radiant skin.

Face: Since Christina has naturally beautiful skin, Joanna kept her face mostly bare with a light wash of Clarins True Radiance Foundation. She fished with a dusting of Clarins Loose Powder in Translucent.

Cheeks: For a natural but luminous flush, Joanna applied Clarins Instant Sun Light Shimmer Palette on the apples of her cheeks, sweeping up to the hairline. The shimmering highlighter reflected the California sunlight on the red carpet, giving a healthy, peachy-pink glow.

Eyes: Joanna reflected the drama of Christina’s dress with a smoldering eye. Using the dark gray shade from Clarins Colour Quartet for Eyes in So Chic, Joanna gave a smokey depth to Christina’s green eyes. To add definition and drama, she applied Clarins Eye Pencil in Black around the upper and lower lash line and inside the wet line, then finished with three coats of Clarins Wonder Perfect Mascara in Black.

Lips: For a soft, modern pink mouth, Joanna applied Clarins Lip Definer in Bay Rose, and then added a hint of gloss with Clarins Colour Quench Lip Balm in Rose Pink.

CREDITS:

Who: Emmy nominee Christina Applegate, nominated for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for “Samantha Who”

Event: 61st Primetime Emmy Awards

Location: Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles CA

Date: September 20, 2009

Makeup Credit: Joanna Schlip for Clarins

Dress Credit: Basil Soda

Photo Credit: Mathew Imaging/WireImage.com



Get Mary-Louise Parker's Emmy Look


Makeup Artist: Tina Turnbow for Maybelline New York

Stepping onto the red carpet in a single strapped, deep purple Zac Posen dress – Mary-Louise Parker was ready to shine at the Emmy’s! Tina was inspired by the deep purple and indigo tones in Mary-Louise’s dress, and her gorgeous gunmetal grey accessories. To play up the colors in Mary-Louise’s dress, Tina brought out her best features with a dramatic yet classic smoky eye, blushing pink cheeks and nude lips.

Face: Because Mary-Louise has beautiful porcelain skin, Tina kept her face looking pristine by applying Maybelline New York Dream Liquid Mousse in Classic Ivory – with touches of Maybelline New York Dream Mousse Concealer in Light under the eyes and to the tops of the cheeks to give a contoured look.

Cheeks: To compliment her ivory skin, Tina brushed on Maybelline New York Mineral Power Naturally Luminous Blush in Gentle Pink to the apples of the cheeks to give the look of a soft natural flush.

Eyes: Tina’s inspiration for Mary-Louise’s entire look was the gorgeous opal-toned smoky eye she created with Maybelline New York Expert Wear Stylish Smokes in Amethyst Smokes. Tina used all four shades in the palette to play up her eyes and add drama; the deep purples complemented her creamy skin and dark hair. She then followed with Maybelline New York Line Stiletto Liquid Eyeliner in Black on the upper and lower lash lines. To showcase the gorgeous jewel tones of the shadows, Tina only applied one coat of Maybelline New York Pulse Perfection Vibrating Mascara in Very Black. Pulse Perfection

Lips: For a barely-there, neutral lip, Tina lined the entire mouth with Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lip Liner in Toast. She then followed up with Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lipstick in Nearly There.

Body: To complete the look, a soft dusting of Maybelline New York Mineral Power Illuminator in Nude was brushed along her collar bones, arms and legs for a red carpet glow.

CREDITS:

Who: Emmy nominee Mary-Louise Parker, nominated for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for “Weeds”

Event: 61st Primetime Emmy Awards

Location: Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles CA

Date: September 20, 2009

Makeup Credit: Tina Turnbow for Maybelline New York

Dress Credit: Zac Posen

Photo Credit: Jeff Vespa/WireImage.com



Giveaway Break - Naat Hair Treatments


NuNAAT offers a line of products specially designed to combine the latest available technology with a variety of natural ingredients, mainly found in the Amazon Forest. Its diverse product line caters to those seeking the best that nature has to offer.

The natural ingredients used to make nuNAAT's products are obtained through ecological processes and sustainable development, which helps to generate income for the local communities and contributes to the forest's preservation. NuNAAT works closely with local Amazonian communities and partakes in ecologically friendly production practices, supporting sustainable development.


***Giveaway***

Enter to win the following 3 Naat products!
  • naat Treatment Moisturizing Shampoo - restores hair's natural sheen and softeness while Cupuacu Butter and Keratin gently clean and restore resilience to wavy, curly or very curly hair.
  • naat Treatment Conditioner - Gives hair the extra conditioning that it needs by restoring elasticity and softness to curly or frizzy hair
  • naat Treatment Intensive mask - For deep conditioning, this mask penetrates the hair shaft to restore strength and moisture in order to revitalize wavy, curly or very curly hair.
Fill out the form 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 & Canada residents. The contest will end on Tuesday, October 20th. 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!





White Nails at Fashion Week

Check out Gwen Stefani and a model at her L.A.M.B. Fashion Show at Milk Studios during Fashion Week. The models nails were done by the Dashing Diva Nail tech team in NYCF Fleet Week Shade, a solid white color that matches Gwen's favorite look.

Is white acceptable on nails after Labor Day? What do you think?



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MTV 2009 Video Music Awards Best and Worst Looks

Taylor Swift was princess-perfect while Lady Gaga went above and beyond


While "space punk" appeared to be a red carpet theme, these artists all brought their individual style to MTV's 2009 Video Music Awards (case in point: Lady Gaga). Here, we present our most crave-worthy (and cringe-worthy) picks for hair and makeup.

See the looks



Get Red Carpet Hair for Under $15

For the premiere of the movie "Extract" Mila Kunis was looking quite stunning. Her laid back look was created by Mara Roszak, TRESemme Celebrity Stylist, created this look for under $15! Learn how to get red carpet hair without breaking the bank...

1. Apply TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Foaming Mousse on damp hair from roots to ends. Rough dry hair until it is completely dry, parting hair slightly more to one side.

2. Use a 1” curling iron all over the head, rotating the direction of the waves. Spray each section with TRESemmé Frizz Shield Finishing Spray, and tousle waves with fingers.

3. Pull hair into a low pony towards the opposite side of the part, securing with an elastic. Twist into a loose bun, and secure with criss-crossed bobby pins.

4. Leave soft pieces around the face and around the bun, keeping one side cleaner with fewer loose pieces. Finish by misting TRESemmé TRES Two Ultra Fine Mist Hairspray for a long lasting look.


Online and In-store Freebies

Free sample of SUN Laboratories self tanning product

Skin Repair Essense sample from L'essence D'eau

In-store freebie: Visit Aveda's site to print off a Coupon for a free Smooth Infusion Glossing Straightener sample.

Giveaway Break - H2O Ultra Hydrator


Celebrating its 20th anniversary, H2O Plus was inspired to create an even more hydrating version of its best-selling Face Oasis Hydrating Treatment. New Face Oasis Ultra Hydrator delivers five times the moisture of the original formula, plus powerful free-radical protection.



Enriched with skin-perfecting marine nutrients, the original Face Oasis oil-free moisture gel changed the face of the beauty industry when it launched in 1989. With one Face Oasis sold every two minutes in more than 20 countries, this water-rich formula continues to reign as a global favorite.



As H2O Plus’ client base has evolved, so has its skincare technology. Ultra Hydrator is fortified with nutri-spheres, which deliver a dose of Polyvitamin Profusion. This powerful complex of antioxidant vitamins A, B, C and E help promote cellular repair and guard against future damage. Derived from Atlantic brown algae, Fucus Serratus Extract adds a deeper level of antioxidant protection. Together, these environmental combatants help reduce visible signs of aging.



Like the original Face Oasis, Ultra Hydrator contains H2O Plus’ exclusive Hydrating Marine Blend of wakame, sea lettuce and sea fennel. The new formula also gets a supercharged boost of moisture from ProVitamin B5. This natural humectant helps keep skin steadily hydrated and noticeably smoother by attracting moisture from the air.



With a unique cream-gel formula, Ultra Hydrator gives skin an instantly luminous appearance while maintaining the refreshing, water-light texture of the original.



Enter for a chance to try this out for yourself!


***Giveaway***

Enter to win H2O Ultra Hydrator!

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My Favorite Self Tanning Products

I like Fall. I like the change in the colors of the leaves, apple orchards, Halloween, and getting to wear my favorite cozy sweater. What do I dislike? Turning pasty white again. Even though I wear my fair share of SPF, there is still a Summer glow that I get from being outside in the sun.

Not only do I use self tanner in the Summer, but I use it all year long so I don't have to look at my pasty white self! Here are some that I've been using this summer, and will continue to during the Fall/Winter months.

L’Oréal Sublime Bronze Luminous Bronzer Self-Tanning Lotion
This is a great drugstore bronzer that's affordable and easy for those new to self tanning. I see results immediately when I use it. It has a slight shimmer to it, but fades throughout the day.

This lotion comes out very dark so you can see where you are applying it and are able to avoid streaks. For someone new to self tanning, I would look for this characteristic in a self tanner.

At about $10 a bottle and you can find this at your local drug store or grocery store. Definitely a good buy if you want to maintain some color throughout the year.St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Lotion
This is good stuff. Goes on dark like L'Oreal's self tanner, but without a shimmer. It gives instant color and good coverage. This gives a healthy looking tan, no orange at all.

You pay for what you get - it's $30, but in my opinion, worth it for when you want to go without pantyhose for a formal event in the winter. You can buy it on the St. Tropez site.
Xen Tan
I finally found a self tanner that doesn't smell like metal! Xen Tan smells delicious, and stays smelling delicious, throughout the day. The Transform formula shows color almost immediately and goes on pretty even. It's a daily moisturizer with the most advanced gradual tanner on the market. Since it goes on as a white cream, I sometimes have minor streaks here and there.

You can buy Xen Tan online. It retails for $30.


Lancaster 6 SPF Sunscreen Self Tanning (Easy Bronze Milky Spray)
SPF plus Bronzer....awesome. I've applied this all summer without any streaking. It's great for when I'm going to be in and out of the sun, and I want to have at least a little protection on.Stila Bronzing Tinted Moisturizer
Stila's tinted moisturizer looks good alone or with bronzer/blush over it. I can put this moisturizer on and wear it by itself. It has SPF 15 in it, which is key. Since I don't put the above self tanners on my face (my skin is way to sensitive) I like to use this moisturizer to make my tan look even all over.


Self Tanning Tips

1.) Exfoliate beforehand! Use a sugar scrub or wash cloth to get rid of any dry skin. Sothys exfoliating scrub works really well.
2.) When applying, keep a wash cloth or wet paper towel hand to wipe the inside of your hands/palms off. I don't like to completely wash my hands because I like color on the back of my hands.
3.) Don't scrub off your tan! I received Kala Style Coco Loco soap and fell in love. It's made from solid butter pressed from roasted seeds of the cacoa tree. It won't remove your self-bronzed tan and smells soooo good. The over-sized bar lasts awhile too!


Win a $200 Smashbox Swag Bag Every Week!

Each week, Smashbox is giving one lucky winner the Ultimate Smashbox Swag Bag filled with $200 of Smashbox Cosmetics.

To enter, just pick your favorite Smashbox product from this selection, then click PUBLISH TO ALL to post it to your profile, share the sweepstakes with your friends, and encourage them to enter. Once the link is posted to your profile you will automaticay be entered in the giveaway. A new winner is chosen each week, so check back often!



Prescriptives Comfort Cream & Night Cream

This September Prescriptives will offer Comfort Cream and Comfort Night for the price of one in a limited edition duo-pack!

New Comfort Cream has been re-formulated and is more soothing and calming than ever before. Comfort Cream is suitable for all sensitive skin ty0pes - including those with Rosacea - and immediately soothes and calms skin while providing intensive moisture.

New Comfort Night works with skin's night repair rhythms to help correct the appearance of skin damage and reduce the look of lines and wrinkles. Comfort Night hydrates skin with a luxurious, non-greasy treatment that infuses moisture into the skin while calming and soothing to decrease sensitivity and irritation.

I use the Comfort Night cream and love the way it feels on my skin. It's ridiculously hydrating and doens't feel greasy at all. I love waking up with ultra moisturized skin.

Receive one 1 oz. Comfort Cream and one 1oz. Comfort Night at a special value of $39.50.





Recession Sale - Setoso Skincare


Setoso Skincare is sadly closing it's doors. They are having a recession sale..products selling for less than $10 that are regularly $55. If you always wanted to try this brand, now is your chance to stock up!

And the Winners Are....

Urban Decay Pocket Rocket - Sevilkenevil -
Rene Furterer hair products - JDobbs -
Glow by JLo - Cynthia R, Ali G, Ramboo, DKY65, Jweezie43
Lip Quench Treatment - kngmckellar
Avene Thermal Spring Water - Garlandofroses

Shop it to Me Battle of the Brands - Enter to Win!


Shop it to Me is announcing the Shop It To Me Battle of the Brands giveaway! Each week, pairs of brands will compete until only the winner remains. Each week Shop It To Me will be giving away free Marc Jacobs accessories. Enter to win!

*You must be a Shop It To Me member to win - You can join at www.shopittome.com for free!



Get the Low, Sleek Ponytail Look


Check out the look from the Christian Siriano show. The low sleek ponytail is in! Antoinette Beeders, VP Global Creative Director for Aveda was the hair lead for this show. For all of you lovely long haired ladies out there, here's how to get this look:

Step 1: Create a deep side part. Draw a horseshoe-shaped section of hair along the top of the head, from each brow-line. Isolate this section of hair and pin in place with a single-pronged hair clip.


Step 2: Pull the bottom half of hair into a ponytail and secure with a bungee elastic. Divide ponytail into sections with fingers and spray with Aveda Air Control Hair Spray for workable hold.


Step 3: Use a flat iron to straighten the ponytail section by section, creating a smooth, sleek finish.

Step 4: Unclip the top section of hair and comb it back and over the ponytail. Sprinkle Aveda Pure Abundance Hair Potion and massage into hair to create volume and matte, rough texture.

Step 5: Working with the same top section, divide hair into smaller pieces and spray with Aveda Air Control Hair Spray. Wrap each piece of hair around a ceramic Curl Rod, creating spirals, until the entire top section of hair has been curled.

Step 6:
Brush through spirals, loosening curls into soft waves. Loosely backcomb waves to create fullness, volume and texture, and shorten the length of hair.

Step 7: Pin the sides and ends of wavy hair against the head, close to the base of the ponytail. Hair is sculpted into a voluminous, undulating chignon adorning the ponytail.

Step 8: Work Aveda Light Elements Texturizing Creme into palms. Smooth hair along the sides of the head and above the ears to create a sleekness and shine.

Step 9:
Finish the look with Aveda Air Control Hair Spray for shine and hold.



Private Sales - Lorac & Korres

Lorac is on sale at Hautelook up to 80% off!
Korres is on sale at The Fairest.

Email me for a free invitation! Lipglossbreak@gmail.com

NY Fashion Week

Hi All - I apologize for the spotty posts lately. I was in NY last week for the Total Beauty Summit and learned a ton about holiday trends, new product launches and more. I want to thank all the vendors we visited, including Tractenberg PR, Victoria's Secret, Chanel, Kiehl's and L'Oreal.

I can't wait to share all of the exciting new things the vendors shared with us!

xoxo
Angela

Giveaway Break - Citré Shine Anti-Frizz Serum


I'm loving Citre Shine for adding shine to my hair and for taming my frizz. It reminds me of S Factor Dream Drops, but a lot less in price. You can usually find Dream Drops for around $19.95, and Citre Shine retails at $6.99 at any drug or food store.

I add a pea size amount to my hands and rub them together. I apply it to my blow dried, straightened hair, to give it shine and to protect it from frizz. It doesn't really have a smell to it, and a little goes a long way.

***Giveaway***

Enter to win Citre Shine Anti-Frizz Serum!

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This giveaway is open to US residents only. The contest will end on Monday, October 12th. I will randomly be selecting 2 winners and announcing them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!