Lipgloss Break: December 2009

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone has a fun, safe New Years Eve...talk to you in 2010!

And the Winners Are....

Perricone Cold Plasma - lmurley2000
DermaScyne² Intense Daily Serum - mmbear_us
Walmart Health & Beauty - brandimiller90
Yoga DVD - cardshark42

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Luxe vs. Less Hair Care

When should you save and when should you splurge? Find out here


Sure, we all want beautiful hair, but we don't all want to blow a lot of money getting it. Luckily there's this guide that shares which products you can save your money on -- and which are worth a hefty price tag.

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Nic's Sticks for Quick Mani's


I love Nic's Sticks for manicures on the run. One coat of base (I like Poshe' Treatment Basecoat or Butter London Horse Power), then two coats of a Nic's Sticks color, topped off with a quick dry, and I'm out the door in about 10 minutes. Above is Nic's Sticks Baby Go Bye-Bye.

They are travel friendly, with a screw on cap and light weight, and fit nicely in my purse or cosmetic bag. It's nice not having to worry about nail polish bottles breaking in your luggage (I know how this is first hand...not fun!).

Free samples and goodies!

Fizzy Wizzies sample
Ambi Soft Oil
International Delight sample
Check the Ikea closest to you - free breakfast until January 3!

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15 Things Hair and Makeup Artists Can't Live Without

See what they depend on most in their beauty stash


Hair and makeup artists, especially the ones backstage at Fashion Week, have access to tons of products. And even though variety is the spice of life, there are a few things they use constantly and simply can't work without. See what they are, and why you should have them in your makeup bag too.

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$5 Magazine Subscriptions!

Hearst Magazines is giving you a holiday gift...$5 yearly magazine subscriptions. O Magazine, Cosmopolitan, The Food Network and more!

Giveaway Break - Mini Kittour Posh Cosmetic Bags



I am a sucker for a cute makeup bag. Nothing says 'I love make up' like a posh bag to put it all in.

Vonda Simon created the poshest of posh makeup bags, mini kittour, as a reflection of her demanding lifestyle and 27 years as a packaging expert in the personal care industry. From the Daily collection to the Jet Setter, each mini kittour bag is functional, durable and so beautiful.

Mini Kittour's daily mini organizer is the perfect everyday bag to throw in your work bag, gym bag or beach bag. There are two zippered sides, one side holds 2 mini bottles, 2 mini jars and brushes, and the other side your makeup.

***Giveaway***

Enter to win a Mini Kittour daily organizer!

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, follow me and retweet on Twitter , or become a fan on Facebook; 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, January 22nd. 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!




Fashionista University


Starting this January, students will have the opportunity to take a variety of “Saturday’s only”-seven week, hands on courses where they will learn the ins and outs of the fashion business including design, publicity, wardrobe styling/costume design, event planning, jewelry/accessory design and more. Run by fashion designers Kathlin Argiro and Courtney Zellmer and Publicity guru Gwen Wunderlich-Smith, Fashionista University gives students a Project Runway meets Gossip Girl real world approach, with celebrity, editor and guest designer appearances as well as access to fashion shows, showroom events, publishing houses, TV stations and more!

Fashion Design 101

Over the 7-week course students will get a firsthand account of running a small business in the fashion industry from designers Kathlin Argiro and Courtney Zellmer. Students will learn how to create a collection from start to finish- from inspiration to presentation and everything in between using examples from Kathlin’s own collection, high-profile guest speakers, and actually take steps toward creating their own line. Students will learn about fabrics and how to use them, color stories, sketching basic fashion figures, story boards and presenting a collection to learn more about themselves as first time designers.

P.R. Prep 101

Fashionistas who are on top of the latest trends and are interested in being a part of the buzz, glitz and glamour are perfect for this crash course in the exciting field of public relations. Gwen Wunderlich of Wunderlich Inc. will help students begin their journey to becoming the next “it” publicist by sharing her expertise in the field, including her background of starting her own company from the ground up. Throughout the seven weeks, Gwen will introduce different aspects of the business that will help each student develop their PR skills and teach them the necessity of being connected. Students can expect field trips to the city’s hottest spots including a trip to the fashionista holy land – New York Fashion Week.



Casa di Francesca Reed Diffusers


Looking to set the mood at home with some holiday scents? Not only do reed diffusers make your home smell good, but they are beautiful as a decoration and you can leave them 'on' at all times, unlike candles.

Check out the following scents from Casa di Francesca:

Home for the Holidays – A savory mixture of spices, Home for the Holidays evokes sweet memories of celebrations with family and friends. This Casa di Francesca fragrance will warm the home with sheer joy for the season.

Morrocan Amber – Casa di Francesca’s Morrocan Amber fragrance will be sure to set the mood with the romance of an exotic land. The delicate blend of the warm and woodsy notes will fill the home with a sensual heat even on the coldest of nights.

Mountain Paperwhite – Although the freshness of spring flowers may seem far, far away, Casa di Francesca’s Mountain Paperwhite fragrance keep the beauty of these little flowers alive during the cold, winter months. Like the soft snowflakes that decorate the mountain tops, this intoxicating fragrance will sprinkle sweet notes around the room.

Eggnog Spice – Nothing warms the soul with holiday spirit quite like the warm, comforting scent of Eggnog. With hints of nutmeg and cinnamon, Casa di Francesca’s Eggnog Spice fragrance will transform your home into a holiday haven.

Wild Forest Honey and Cream –With savory notes of honey and sweet cream, Casa di Francesca’s Wild Forest Honey and Cream fragrance fills the air with a delectable aroma for all to enjoy. Give your holiday guests a succulent treat with Wild Forest Honey and Cream.

Peppermint Pine – With the coolness of peppermint and muskiness of a Pine forest, this Casa di Francesca fragrance will usher in memories of a winter sleigh ride. This wonderful holiday scent will warm your home with the blissful memories of the holiday season.

I've tried Casa di Francesca's Deep Lilac and Cedarwood Vanilla scents and loooove them. The Deep Lilac scent filled my whole living room . They last quite a long time, too. The jars they come in are super cute and all adorned with a ribbon and bead. The diffusers sets are $29.99, and the refills are $24.50.

Profound Beauty


Find your hair routine at Profound Beauty!

Profound Beauty created an innovative, personalized assorment of products using a proprietary technology that is adaptable to each person's hair needs. Use their Find Your Routine consultation to find the best shampoo, conditioner and styling products that are right for you.

Sign up with ProfoundBeauty.com and you can earn a $10 credit for every friend you refer to sign up! Pass it on!

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Find Your Signature Scent!

Take this quiz for insight into the perfect fragrance for you or a loved one


Picking a fragrance, especially if it's for someone else, can be so overwhelming. There are so many to choose from that after 10 minutes in the store they all start to smell the same! Luckily, this quiz will help you narrow things down so you can find your (or someone else's) signature scent. Happy sniffing!

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Giveaway Break - Sothys Parisian Skincare

Sothys Spa products are amazing. They smell delicious and bring the spa experience to your own bathroom. Check out the latest Sothys products:

Sothys Aroma-Sothys Energizing Shower, Sothys Aroma-Sothys Energizing Shower Gel softly cleans and tones the skin. It contains essential oils of eucalyptus, cardamom, nutmeg, and neroli for an energizing fragrance while leaving your body feeling refreshed. Price: $24

SOTHYS Aroma-Sothys Energizing Bath Essences Tablets,http://ep.yimg.com/ca/Img/trans_1x1.gifEnergizing Bath Essences Tablets - Effervescent, playful and revitalizing bath pebbles which enrich the bath with their tonic and energizing fragrance... a particular moment of pleasure and wellness. Price: $26

SOTHYS Aroma-Sothys Energizing Essential Oils Elixir - Magical, this very concentrated dry oil is an invitation to happiness: when massaged, it restores tonus and felicity... the skin is divinely satiny and full of energizing active ingredients. Price: $29


***Giveaway***

Enter to win all 3 of these fabulous products from Sothys!

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, follow me and retweet on Twitter , or become a fan on Facebook; 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 Saturday, January 17th. 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!




Bath & Body Works Free Lip Gloss



If you're shopping at Bath & Body Works for gifts, why not get a free lip balm or gloss with your purchase! Tie one to the top of your present!

PosePrints - DIY Stationery & Cards


I love stationery. After staring at a computer all day and emailing coworkers and clients, I just want to sit down and hand write a letter. PosePrints allows you to order and customize stationery online. But not just with a monogram, but with a caricature of yourself!

Send out holiday cards, invitations or announcements with a caricature of you or you and your family. There are hundreds of templates to choose from, and you will be surprised at how easy it is to create your look-alike!

Founded by a mother-daughter team, PosePrints.com helps create customized greeting cards and invitations in a completely original way. Consumers are able to electronically create a look-alike image of themselves or particular someone from a wide-range of pre-drawn facial features and accessories.

These are so unique, they will for sure be saved for display on refrigerators at all of your friends and families' houses!

Until the end of this year, get 15% off your order with code LIPGLOSSBREAK. Happy Designing!

Aroma Cocktails



Planning a party or attending as a guest? Upper Canada Soap Aroma Cocktails are perfectly festive for decoration or a hostess gift!


These are so cool! They are cocktail inspired waterbead diffusers that combine the trend of exotic cocktails and home decor, providing fragrance in a fun package! Each package contains a cocktail shaker filled with waterbeads, one bottle of fragrant solution, one stir stick and a cocktail glass for display and use. Simply fill the cocktail glass with waterbeads and the fragrant solution of your choice and stir.

Available at www.uppercanadasoap.com for $30.00.




Giveaway Break - Whish Essentials Set


Looking for a stocking stuffer, teacher's gift or hostess gift? Do you have a traveler on your shopping list? The Whish Essential Set is the perfect gift for any woman on the go. It's a 3-pack of pomegranate body wash, shave cream and body butter. The reusable clear plastic case is just right for a purse or a carry-on when traveling, and the bottles are flight approved sizes.

What the set includes:

Pomegranate Three Whishes Body Wash - Contains powerful moisturizing alternative to the typical drying body wash, filled with organic and softening ingredients while avoiding hardsh and damaging sulfates.

I recently received a sample of Whish body wash in Pomegranate Three Whishes - loved it. I love the taste and smell of Pomegranates, and this is hand down the best pomegranate scented product I've tried.

Pomegranate Shave Crave - Shave Crave is a revolutionary formula that was created utilizing natural ingredients and essential oils that pamper, polish and perfect a woman's delicate skin. It is packaged in an airless pump that eliminates the need for harmful propellants like propane and butane and preservatives like parabens typically found in the can-of-foam products.

Pomegranate Three Whishes Body Butter - All natural body cream that moisturizes very dry skin without being greasy. It restores lost collagen and firms with its triple antioxidant power.

SIZE: (3) 1.2 ounce/35mL pumps.
WHAT THEY COST: $20.00 each

Whish Body Products provide an unparalleled treatment for the body. All Whish Products are Paraben free, Sulfate Free, TEA & DEA Free, and Petrochemical Free and are all natural. In addition, Whish uses organic ingredients whenever and wherever possible, to create a luxuriously indulgent and soothingly moisturizing experience. Whish Body Products are available at fine retails worldwide and at www.whishbody.com.


***Giveaway***

Enter to win a Whish Essentials Kit!

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, follow me and retweet on Twitter , or become a fan on Facebook; 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 Wednesday, January 14th. 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!



MAC Post Holiday 2010


M∙A∙C Post Holiday 2010 features nudes and warm, comfy colours in Warm & Cozy and All Ages, All Races, All Sexes and shimmery, icey winter shades in Love Lace. In the Studio debuts MAC Studio Fix Lash, a new mascara that features a synth-rubber moulded brush for ultimate definition, while M·A·C In Lillyland, a collaboration with Palm Beach’s Lilly Pulitzer, brings out the South Florida sun with brilliant colors.

M∙A∙C WARM & COZY

A fireside fantasy far from the maddening crowd is undeniably appealing. Seek refuge in the warmth, the glow of skin rosy with Refined Golden Mineralize Skinfinish, Shadesticks in Cuddle, Nurture and Snuggle shades, cozy as a mug of cocoa on a bearskin rug. Care Blends Essential Oils in Sweet Orange + Lavender, or Grapefruit + Chamomile feels soothing and sultry when elements are harsh and extreme…add M∙A∙C signature innovation with Mineralize All-Over Moisture Lotion, a new permanent product, and see new radiance, revivified lustre, optimum health. Like going on retreat and communing with nature, it’s an earthly way to bring back what the city takes away, and a sensual solution to make life simple, but luxurious. Winter beauty begins here.

Available December 26, 2009 through February at all M∙A∙C locations.

M∙A∙C LOVE LACE

This salon-intimate collection is all about a dramatic, intense, smoky eye, with shadows that flash frosty grey to deep blue. Kohl Power is brought back for a limited time in favourite shades plus a new blackened marine blue. And naturally, 44 Lash adds the depth and desire. Lips stay pleasingly pale and Nail Lacquer in Light Affair adds a hint of danger. If ever there was a moment to do away with the winter doldrums and add some instant intrigue, this is it.

Available December 26, 2009 through February at all M∙A∙C locations.

M∙A∙C IN THE STUDIO

Dramatic, daring Lashes have been a chic and urbane part of the modern Artist’s persona since Edie and friends made it all happen Downtown, on block-print canvas or grainy 16-millimetre film. Multi-media, counter-culture, the ultimate cool. In The Studio is the epitome of the look updated, featuring new Studio Fix Lash in Black Fix or Studio Brown, with the latest thermoplastic synth-rubber moulded brush, designed to kill clump as it separates lashes. Go for the bold stroke, as they do In The Studio.

Available December 26, 2009 in the permanent collection at all M∙A∙C locations.

M∙A∙C ALL AGES, ALL RACES, ALL SEXES

All Ages, All Races, All Sexes is our credo. Now M∙A∙C takes the “One World” idea further than ever, with a multi-culti colour story, intent on a universal focus – spectacularly shaded and shaped brows for all, because beautiful people come in colours! Miraculously matched to the individual, Impeccable Brow Pencil is the ultimate artist’s tool to fill, lengthen and shape, with a firm tip that sharpens application for high-performance precision. Penultimate Brow Marker, in one shade suits all, is a liquefied glide adept at the all-important arch. But that’s not all: Lipstick, Lipglass, Eye Shadow and Nail Lacquer shade extensions speak your language, a match for every international skin tone.

Available January 7, 2009 through March at all M∙A∙C locations.

M∙A∙C In Lillyland

When M·A·C meets the lore and legend that is Lilly Pulitzer, you get a fabulous and funky fun new chapter: a bit of Mar-a-Lago, some well-to-do winky-wink, and a dash of retro-modern pop culture mayhem in prints and colours that make it hip to be in permanent happy land! A collaboration that feels like the best tongue-in-chic resort retort, with all the wonderful prints and Key West colour combinations Lilly has done so beautifully since, well, forever! Fly down to South Florida, with M·A·C in Lillyland!

Available January 7, 2009 through February at all M∙A∙C locations.



40% off at Tinte Cosmetics

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Receive 40% off your purchase from today until Tuesday December 15th at midnight. Enter Promo Code "SHOP40" at checkout. Happy Shopping!

Holiday Makeup Looks

Holiday make-up looks will be bold and defined! Marie Gaglioti, Expert Makeup artist and creator of Dieci Colori cosmetic line, says the hottest looks this year will be:


Red Lips- Stand out in any crowd with bold lips that will get you noticed. “Red lips are hot for the holiday season along with dark eye liner,” says Gaglioti. “Line your lips with a deep red liner and then smear the pencil color across your lips. Next apply a smooth red lipstick over your lips and pat a drop of clear gloss in the center to add volume and shine.”

Dieci Colori Lip Shaper Pencil in Red, $14

Dieci Colori Lip Satin VII, $20

Lip Polisher VIII, $18




Shimmer and Shine- “Holiday time is the perfect time to shimmer and shine like the gorgeous ornaments and decorations that adorn our lives,” says Gaglioti. “Create luminous skin first by starting with a vitamin enriched moisturizer and then apply a creamy shimmer stick to highlight your bone structure. Apply across your cheek bones and above your brows and a touch on your nose and chin. Add shimmering mineral eye shadow in silver, gold or bronze and polish your lips with the glossiest lip gloss in metallic shades or nudes and tans.”

Dieci Colori Cheek Polish I, $25

Dark and Smokey- The eyes are the window to your soul. This holiday season, bare your sexy self with a seductive, smokey eye. “Apply a dark shadow to your lids and soften the edges with a neutral shade, then fade to a hint of ivory as a highlighter under the brow,” instructs Gaglioti. “Use a dark cake-eyeliner or gel liner to enhance the eye shape, a lot of black mascara and then line under and in the eyes with black pencil.”

Dieci Colori Eye Smudge III, $16

Dieci Colori Eye Definer in Black, $18





Beautyzzz Natural Silk Pillowcase


Unlike cotton, the amino acids in silk proteins resemble those found in human skin, creating a virtually perfect pH balance that does not deplete hydrating moisture. Beautyzzz, “Beauty Obsessed Bedding”, offers an alternative to cotton— the Beautyzzz Natural Silk Pillowcase, designed to care for the natural condition of skin and hair, and make nighttime beauty routines more effective. Made of specially commissioned hypoallergenic silk, free of chemicals, pesticides and artificial colors, Beautyzzz Natural Silk Pillowcase has been developed to provide the following benefits:
  • Inhibiting skin and hair hydration loss and improving moisture retention
  • Promoting cell renewal and maintaining natural pH levels
  • Enhancing absorption of beauty products to increase their efficacy
  • Preserving the natural, crease-free contours of skin and smoothness of hair (helping prevent “bed head”)
  • Providing unique dermatological benefits—medical studies of silk bedding demonstrate “the natural fiber’s soothing properties are ideal for sensitive skin” and the “antimicrobial benefits and skin-like composition make silk bedding optimal for [dermatitis and eczema] skin conditions.”

BEAUTYZZZ is available $47 at Studio Beauty Mix Fred Segal Santa Monica and Beautyzzz.com


Shop at The Fairest for Last Minute Beauty Gifts

Still have lovely ladies on your holiday shopping list? Don't pass up the chance to shop online and save big on the below beauty sales at The Fairest! Email me at lipglossbreak@gmail.com for a free invitation to shop!

Private Sales at The Fairest
Robanda Anti-aging Skin Care
Global Goddess
JimmyJane
Air Repair
Morris Organics
Lucy B
Whish
PurMinerals
Raw Essentials

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Top 10 Hair Dryers

Get dry hair, minus frizz or damage, quick and easy with one of these


In this weather, no one should be stepping outside with wet or damp hair. Since most of us don't have time to sit around and wait for our heads to air-dry, we need something to speed things up a bit. Enter these fabulous hair dryers. They'll get you the style you want and keep damage, frizz and time spent to a minimum. TotalBeauty.com readers love them, so why shouldn't you?

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Giveaway Break - Hot Toddy Candle by Kat Burki


Ever have a Hot Toddy?
1 tbsp honey
3/4 glass tea
2 shots brandy
1 slice lemon

This drink, in my opinion, is best served hot. Great late night drink if you can't sleep :)

I was so excited to see that Kat Burki has a Hot Toddy candle for the holidays. I bet it smells delicious...

It's a blend of apple and spice that fills any room with a cozy Christmas feel. The 6.8oz candle comes in a gold textured box tied with a cream organza ribbon. Made from renewable soy wax, retail value $32.


***Giveaway***

Enter to win a Hot Toddy Candle from Kat Burki!

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, follow me and retweet on Twitter , or become a fan on Facebook; 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 Friday, January 9th. 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!



LUSH Bath Bombs - My fav!


Top off 8 days of presents with the unique dreidel-shaped Better Than a Blintz Gift from LUSH! With four of LUSH’s best selling bath bombs, it’s the perfect gift to help a loved one unwind and relax this holiday season. At only $19.95 and pre-wrapped with reusable post-consumer recycled packaging, feel good about the affordable and eco-friendly gift you are giving. Choose from a lemongrass infused Avobath, grapefruit and mandarin packed Happy Pill, apple-scented So White or a peppermint-infused Magic. Take a long relaxing bath with one of these bath bombs and see why this gift is really better than a blintz (or Potato Pancake!).

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10 New Holiday Makeup Looks

Steal a style from one of these celebs for your next big -- or small -- bash


A holiday party is no time to stick with your everyday makeup routine -- you need to shake things up! Have some fun trying a new look, and watch heads turn in your direction as you enter the soiree. Bonus: all the looks in this gallery are super-simple to do with the makeup you already own!

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Giveaway Break - Coolil Adi Bakshi Scarf


If you've been reading Lipgloss Break for awhile now, you'll know that I have an obsession with scarves. It started when I was India, and when the scarf trend started here, I was already ahead of the game.

A new type of scarf I have my eye on are the Coolil Adi Bakshi fashion scarves. These scarves can make a whole outfit, or act as an accessory. They come in a variety of colors, including olive green, bright pink, yellow, purple and grey. They are currently on sale for $30.99.


Fashon Scarves - How to wear Adi Bakshi Scarf from Coolil.com on Vimeo.



***Giveaway***

Enter to win a Coolil Adi Bakshi Fashion Scarf!

Leave a comment 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, follow me and retweet on Twitter , or become a fan on Facebook; 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, December 31st. 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!

And the Winners are....

Kohl's Gift Card - half_blue_sky
Puresilk (2 winners) - libbymcfee & elizabeth_annbo
Charles Worthington London - hotsnotty2

Stila on Sale at HauteLook!

HauteLook is having a huge Stila Sale. Sign up to shop here. $20 eye shadow palettes!!!

For the Hostess with the Mostess - Kat Burki Body & Batho


Looking for the perfect holiday hostess gift? Check out KatBurkiHome.com. The Beauty Bars and Candles are so unique and would make the perfect gift for someone who is playing host this holiday season.

Kat Burki is a luxury lifestyle line, dedicated to bringing you all you need to live your life in style. Beginning as a home furnishings company, Kat Burki is now an all encompassing collection of beautiful furniture, lighting, accessories, body & bath, apparel, leisure items, gifts, and fabrics.

I have the Lightly Lavender Beauty Bar at home and the scent is overwhelmingly good. Just having the soap displayed on the bathroom counter fills the room with the scent of lavender.


Traveler on Your Shopping List?


Soft Hugwear, the NEW collection of deluxe wellness, beauty and travel accessories and gift items is NOW available on walmart.com. Just in time for the holidays, the luxurious line of plush pampering products debuts on the retailer’s site with gift items ideal for anyone on your holiday gift list—each just as good to give as it is to receive!

Everyone deserves a hug now and then but “hugs” never seemed so indulgent—or accessible until now. In addition to the lush lifestyle products and gift items available in select Walmart stores nationwide, you can now log-on at Walmart.com for these premium gift and travel items:

Bear with Socks, $9

3-Pair Sock Set, $9

Neck Pillow with Eyemask and Earplugs, $10

Spa Wrap, $15

Travel Blanket with Eyemask, $15

Plush Blanket with Eyemask, $20

Travel Essentials Set with Blanket, Neck Pillow, Eyemask and Earplugs, $20

Bear with Blanket, $25



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Budget-Friendly Gifts for Everyone on Your List

Got $20, $50, $100 to spend? No matter what, we have a gift for you


Money is tight, so this year you want to get the most bang for your present-buying buck, right? Luckily, that's totally doable with this gift guide. We've broken it down by price range so you'll know exactly how much you're spending on everything, from a $15 makeup kit for your friend to a splurge-worthy fragrance set for your beau. It's all here!

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Stocking Stuffer Ideas - Nails Edition



Going shopping this weekend? Keep an eye out for these gifts, perfect for any manicure lover.

Holiday Party Kits from Pink by Kiss


Do you have a 'tween' on your shopping list? Tweens love to dress up and get creative with their look, and now young pop princesses can have cool, unique, nails with the new Holiday Party Kits from Pink by Kiss.

Party Kits include 60 press-on nails that fit snugly on small fingers - 20 design nails, and 40 solid nails in order to mix and match and wear on more than one occasion.

Availability: The Pink Party Kits will be available November 1st throughout January 1st at Rite Aide. $7.99


Metallic Design Nails on the Go from Dashing Diva

Available at Dashing Diva locations and online at www.dashingdiva.com


Dashing Diva introduces new Metallic Design Na
ils on the Goshiny, pre-glued, press-on nails designed to add spark to any holiday style. The metallic toned nails have adhesive already on each nail, for simple application. Once applied, these nails can be worn for a single event or up to several days after. To remove, simply soak nails in warm water and peel away, with no damage to the natural nails.

Features
• Quick & easy - No messy polish or drying time. Simply press-on and go!
• Fun & trendy - Designed for the fun-loving trend-setter who knows how to command attention.
• Worry free - No damage to natural nails. Just soak off in warm water to remove.
Price: $8.00

Ms. Manicure Handy Dandy Mani

This all-inclusive kit is the best nail gear for any beauty buff who wants her nails to look polished, professional and perfectly presentable (without ever actually stepping inside the salon). Filled with effortless essentials, such as Cuticle Nippers, Nail Clippers, Nail Scissors, Wood Cuticle Sticks, Nail Brush, Washable Salon Board, 4-Way Nail Buffer, and Slant Tip Tweezers, this beauty booty is packed with everything you will ever need to keep nails looking their best.

This kit is lovely. The two-sided pouch is perfect for seperating tools and nail polish. It's pretty compact, everything fits in the kit well, which makes it convenient to throw into any bag that you're packing. It has every nail emergency tool in it. You can find Ms. Manicure products at Target, Kohl's, Rite Aid, Ulta and Wal-Mart (more listed here). Handy Dandy Mani kit retails for $9.99.


Z Palette Sale!



Take 10% off if you spend $40 or more with special code ZPALHOL1 or 15% off if you spend %60 or more with special code ZPALHOL2, plus Free Standard shipping! Happy Shopping!


Beauty & Cosmetic Sales Galore!!!


HAUTELOOK beauty sales are getting intense!

London Butter - I just bought the Cuticle Oil ($10) and Horse Power Nail Fertilizer ($15)

Rock N Republic Clothing and Beauty products!

Click here for an invitation or email me directly at lipglossbreak@gmail.com.


GILT FUSE is also have an enormous beauty sale! Juice Beauty, Face Stockholm, Jemma Kid, Warren Tricomi, Rodial, and more!

The Warren Tricomi flat iron and styling gloves (below) would make an awesome gift!

Click here for an invitation or email me directly at lipglossbreak@gmail.com.



Giveaway Break - Romancing Diamonds Pearl Earrings


Looking for a jewelry gift this season? Romancing Diamonds has a unique collection of rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces and more. You can find something here for every girl on your shopping list.

They have beautiful freshwater pearl sets and diamond and gemstone initial necklaces. Want to send your boy a hint? Direct them to Romancing Diamond's Bridal page :)

Use coupon code HAUTEPR to get 20% off at checkout!

***Giveaway***

Enter to win Akoya Pearl Earrings from Romancing Diamonds!

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Spring 2010 Nail Polish Previews


It always amazes me how early the spring/summer/fall/winter lines are released. Here's a preview of Zoya and China Glaze's Spring lines.


China Glaze® , the nail lacquer collection with celebrity fans such as Rihanna, Nicole Kidman and Rosario Dawson launches twelve, new polishes that are uplifting and spirit-boosting…introducing the Up & Away Collection.

Popping with optimistic brights and sweet pastels, China Glaze takes you Up & Away with a collection that provides seamless and even coverage in each rich, crème formulation. Free of DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde, the Up & Away collection is fabulously-fun and oozes with creamy color happiness.

The collection includes:

  • Grape Pop – bright plum
  • Sugar High – petal pink
  • Something Sweet – cotton candy
  • Light As Air – periwinkle
  • Heli - Yum – raspberry
  • Flyin’ High – teal
  • Four Leaf Clover – kelly green
  • Re-Fresh Mint – spearmint
  • Peachy Keen – nectar
  • High Hopes – guava
  • Happy Go Lucky – sunshine yellow
  • Lemon Fizz – banana

Celebrate this spring with a splash of color and give your nails a dose of “happy” with these uplifting colors!


6 dreamy new shades of nail color by Zoya Nail Polish for Spring 2010

Reverie by Zoya - available February 2010

Sug. Retail $7.00 per 0.5 oz bottle (US).