Lipgloss Break: July 2010

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Cheap Makeup Gone Wrong

See which low-rated makeup products you should avoid


Cheap Makeup Gone Wrong

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Total Beauty readers give us the lowdown on 16 low-rated drugstore makeup products.

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No. 16: Maybelline New York Lash Stiletto Ultimate Length Mascara, $6.94

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 5.9


"I know hate is a strong word but ... I hate this mascara! …"

No. 15: Milani Loose Makeup, $7.99

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 5.6


"The coverage is horrible: it looks patchy and uneven …"

No. 14: CoverGirl Trublend Microminerals Foundation, $10.99

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 5.6


"It clogged my pores …"

Want to see what other products made the list? Click here!



Giveaway Break - Lash28

Lash28 stands out from it's competitors because it's an all natural eyelash serum! Lash28 contains a synergistic blend of natural ingredients to work in nourishing lash roots and stimulating hair follicles to improve the length and fullness of your lashes.

Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Roshdieh, MD recommends Lash28 to all of his patients complaining of short or brittle lashes. He loves the fact that it's all natural!

Want to try it before you buy it? Enter to win it!

***Giveaway***

Enter to win Lash28!

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 of Lipgloss Break on Facebook; just make sure to list the entries in your comment. Enter up to once a day!

Copy and paste this to tweet your entry: Enter to win Lash28! http://alturl.com/tojh9 #coachpoppy #lipglossbreak

This giveaway is open to US & Canada residents only. The contest will end on Monday, August 30th. 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!




What's in My Beach Bag? - Jordi Flip Flops


In the Summer, I live in flip flops. Even when I wear heels to work, I still slip on a pair of flip flops to wear to and from the parking garage. To complicate things, I'm one of those people who always have to coordinate everything, down to my footwear.

The solution to my madness: Lindsay Phillips Jordi Flip Flops. I wrote about these last year, but the design options since then have multiplied! Jordi Flip Flops are like your typical essential flip flops, but allow you to change the embellishment for your flip flops, so you can coordinate with all your outfits!

The Jordi flip flops come in several fun colors, as well as the staples like white and black, and all come with a rhinestone bubble embellishment which is super cute. It gets a bit addicting once you start buying the embellishments because the designs are endless!

Follow Switch Flops on Facebook to receive special promotions and sneak peaks of new products!

Jordi Flip Flops in black. Nail polish: Jessica in 3D Tangerine with Nicole by OPI in Fresh Squeezed as a top coat


Sales at Sephora!

Sephora is having some really good sales to check out...in stores and online!

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Philosophy Christmas in July Sale - save on your favorite Philosophy products!

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Bare Essentials best sellers!


Today through August 10th, LORAC's Perfectly Lit Luminizing Powder in Spotlight will be offered at $9 at Sephora stores and online, originally $32!




Femme Science Age Control review


My BFF Tina asked me about the latest and greatest on anti-aging skincare, and I told her about Femme Science. I gave her a sample to try and she really liked it! Here's her review:

"At age 40, I am beginning to notice every little line, spot and wrinkle on my face! It seems as if I have tried just about everything on the market. I started using Femme Science a couple of months ago. I have been using Age Control both a.m. and p.m. under my moisturizer and I've become a big fan!

As I get older, I have noticed that my skin has become thinner, drier and more fragile. I have also noticed the development of sun spots and discoloration of my skin which has lead to an uneven complexion. Since I have been using Age Control, not only have my sun spots been diminishing right before my eyes, but so have my fine lines. My skin tone is once again even and radiant!

I am looking forward to trying their entire line. If my face looks this good with just one product, I can't imagine what all of them combined will do."

Here are the key ingredients in Age Control: Retinol, CoQ10, Niacinamide, Beta Glucan, Oligopeptides, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Green Tea, Vitamins C and E.

It retails at $54 and can be purchased at FemmeScience.com.

Giveaway Break - Hissyfit Handy Work


Lucky for you, I'm giving away one of my latest and greatest favorite hand cream, Hissyfit Handy Work. I featured this in my 'What's in my Beach Bag' post yesterday. Good luck!

***Giveaway***

Enter to win Hissyfit Handy Work!

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 of Lipgloss Break on Facebook; just make sure to list the entries in your comment. Enter up to once a day!

Copy & paste this tweet: Enter to Hissyfit Hand Cream! http://alturl.com/reqfr #coachpoppy #lipglossbreak

This giveaway is open to US residents only. The contest will end on Saturday, 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!



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Style Your Hair Like a Pro

Experts school you on how to blow dry, curl and straighten your hair


Style Your Hair Like a Pro

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Getting your hair done at the salon is such a treat, but what if you could work your hairstyling tools like a pro? Now you can with these expert tips.

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Kerastase Friends & Family Sale

20% off all Kerastase products & free shipping until July 28th. Use promo code FAMILY at checkout. Enjoy!

What's in My Beach Bag?


Always in my hand bag = a hand cream or lotion with SPF in it.

Hissyfit Handy Work protects your hands with SPF 30+ and UVA/UVB protection. It's non-greasy and has a hint of citrus scent to it. It's a little bit pricey, at $29 each, it definitely falls into the 'luxurious' category. I would say it's worth the investment if you are in the sun a lot and worry about your hands aging.

Some additional benefits are:
  • All natural SPF with advanced zinc/titanium dioxide technology – not chemically derived
  • Broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection
  • Formulated with soothing botanical extracts of Aloe and Vitamin E
  • Intense hydration of Olive Butter and Macadamia Oil
Note: This review includes products that I received as samples, provided by the brand company or a PR rep. Please click here for more information regarding my disclaimer.



Sephora Limited Edition NARS Lipgloss

Debuting exclusively at Sephora, NARS Cosmetics introduces five must-have lip glosses named after signature NARS Blushes. This limited-edition collection includes shades inspired by their eponymous blushes offering distinctively playful pouts in a variety of finishes. Worn alone or over any NARS lip product these lip glosses are the perfect accessory for any summer night. Mix and match your favorite shades, or place one in every handbag along with its corresponding blush!

Shades:

Albatross Luminous Glow

Angelika Cotton candy pink with gold and silver sparkle

Oasis Sparkling pink champagne

Super Orgasm Peachy pink with gold glitter

Luster Sheer Golden Apricot


Price: $24 each

Available: Now! Exclusively at Sephora and Sephora.com

Is it bad that I want all of these??? Comment below and let me know which one you would love ot have!

Private Beauty Sales this Week

DDF Skincare sale at HauteLook tomorrow.


Campus necessities at RueLaLa, featuring Oscar Blandi Shampoo and Conditioner and Corlioliss hair dryer and straightener.

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Summertime Makeovers

Check out these women's transformations and get wallet-friendly beauty tips on how to give your look a boost


Summertime Makeovers

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Three working mothers were pampered and given a makeover by team of experts. They came out on the other side with an extra bounce in their step.

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Lancome French Coquettes


Stunning! Lancome's Fall 2010 color collection is here...
French Coquettes, captures the spirit of the modern woman at the start of the 20th century. Dreamed up by artistic director Aaron De Mey, the collection harks to signature hallmarks of French glamour. From the opulence of the Belle Époque to the bohemian decadence of Montmartre, the collection’s palette of deep plums, shimmering charcoals and sophisticated nudes are sure to inspire.

Lancôme spokesmodels Daria Werbowy and Elettra Wiedemann make their first joint appearance in the ad campaign, shot by Mario Testino.

The collection’s star products include La Rose Deco, a multi-color powder compact for subtle radiance, Ombre Magnétique, a gel-like shimmery eye shadow that can go on lightly for a touch of shimmer or heavier for full-on drama and Le Vernis Nail Trio “Kissed By Paris,” a set of three mini polishes. You can view the entire collection here.

With the exception of Ombre Magnétique, the fall collection is available on lancome.com.



Celebrate Juicy Tube's Birthday with a Free Gloss



Happy Birthday Juicy Tubes! Juicy Tubes is turning 10 this year and to celebrate, they created a Teen Vogue shade of the iconic gloss. It's a vibrant raspberry shade that's one of Lancome's most pigmented Tubes yet. The limited edition shade is called So Teen Vogue and it's featured in the July issue.Lancome's video makeup artist Michelle Phan is apply the shade, above, and now you can try it too! Here's how it works:
1. Visit the Juicy Tubes page on Lancome.com
2. Pick out any Juicy Tubes for purchase.
3. Enter the code TEENVOGUE at checkout.
4. Tadah! Juicy Tubes in So Teen Vogue is now in your cart.

Now you're getting 2 Juicy Tubes for the price of one...Happy Birthday to Juicy Tube and Happy Shopping to us!

Giveaway Break - Get Bikini Ready with Completely Bare

Ingrown hairs got you down? It's that time of year when you're probably shaving more frequently, and fighting off ingrown hairs. Completely Bare Spa has two products that can help you this summer!

Completely Bare Spa's Bikini Bump Blaster has your back. These pads prevent and eliminate ingrown hair while keeping 'just waxed' skin super smooth. Glycolic acid (clears away the dead skin cells that clog pores and hair follicles that cause ingrown hairs) together with salicylic acid (blocks bacteria buildup by reducing sebum production in pores) makes this all possible.

Completely Bare Spa's Completely Smooth for Body claims to stop the hair growth. It allows you to wax and shave less and is clinically proven to visibly diminish hair texture by up to 55%, density by up to 50% and length by up to 30%.


***Giveaway***


Enter to Completely Bare Spa's Bikini Bump Blaster & Completely Smooth for Body!

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 of Lipgloss Break or Completely Bare Spa 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 only. The contest will end on Sunday, August 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!



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11 Questions to Ask Your Skin Doctor

Find out which questions to ask your dermatologist to maximize your next visit


11 Questions to Ask Your Skin Doctor

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We sat down with board certified dermatologist, Dr. Ronald Moy, to find out all the questions related to acne, anti-aging and skin cancer you should ask your derm.

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Borghese Annual Sale - 30% off!

Borghese is having its annual one day sale with 30% off all online orders. Use the promo code SUMMER30, today only, for 30% off your entire purchase. The promotion will end 11:59pm PST.

I'm so excited to stock up on my favorite tinted moisturizer, Borghese Summer Glow with SPF 20. This is my staple. Here are some of the many reasons I wear this everyday...

- Gives me a subtle and natural 'glow' when I'm pale during the winter months

- Enhances the little bit of color I got in the Summer

- It has SPF 20

- It has never broken me out

- Goes on smooth over moisturizer, and doesn't flake

- Powder blush and bronzer go on nicely over it



$5 off at BeautySak.com

Get $5 off your order of $25+ at BeautySak.com. Do they carry a brand you love? If so, stock up with the discount!

Estée Lauder America's Night to Repair

On Thursday, July 22nd, Estee Lauder will kick off its largest sampling program to date - America's Night to Repair. From 5pm to 9pm (all local times) - Estee Lauder Beauty Advisors will be distributing a total of 360,000 deluxe samples. Customers can choose either a 10-day supply of New Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Complex or Advanced Night Repair Synchoronized Recovery Complex at ALL Estee Lauder department and specialisty store counters nationwide. One sample per customer while supplies last.

Will you be going to pick up your sample? Please comment if you get a sample and let me know which one!

Flojos Review & Giveaway!

I love flip flops for summer, but I always look for ones with a little lift or wedge on them. At 5 feet 2 inches tall, I look to heels and wedges to give me an inch or two in height. Flojos have a wide range of flip flops, including ones with wedges that are totally up my alley.
The Carrie wedges can be paired with a swim suit and cover up during the day, or a sundress at night. They are so comfortable, and I can barely tell when walking that they're not flat. These have been my go-to slip on's for summer. I can't tell you how many compliments I've received on these!The Miranda flats, take note to the Sex in the City character names, are also super cute. I haven't tried these out, but I will say that I am confident in their cuteness since they have the same braided straps the Carrie wedges have. The hemp-like weave is very surfer girl!


Note: This review includes products that I received as samples, provided by the brand company or a PR rep. Please click here for more information regarding my disclaimer.


***Giveaway***

Enter to win a pair of Flojo flip flops for summer! I will randomly select two winners to win a pair of Carrie or Miranda Flojos....winner gets to pick!

Fill out the form below to win! There are a ton of ways to get extra entries!
  • Sign up for my mailing list
  • Post a link to this giveaway on your blog, follow my blog, follow me and retweet on Twitter
  • Become a fan of Flojos on Facebook (leave your Facebook alias in 'Extra Entries' field)
  • Visit www.Flojos.com and comment on this post or on Facebook with a URL to your favorite sandal on Flojos site
  • Follow Flojos on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway! (Leave your Twitter alias in 'Extra Entries' field)
  • Enter up to once a day!
This giveaway is open to US residents only. The contest will end on Friday, August 20th. I will randomly select the lucky winners and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!




New Summer LUSH Products

Glorious Mud ($5.95) This worm-free mud is anything but dirty! Rub this dynamic, fizzy mask of Rhassoul mud all over the body to deeply cleanse and draw out any impurities. Aloe vera calms the skin and creates a natural barrier against harmful environmental elements.

Grass Shower Gel ($9.95 / $18.95 / $29.95) Love the scent of fresh cut grass so much that you wish you could bathe in it? Well, now you can with our new shower gel chocked full of enzyme-rich chlorophyll, balancing sandalwood oil and uplifting bergamot.

Ultrabalm ($12.95) The perfect addition to any garden toolkit, this eco-friendly miracle balm is made of nourishing jojoba oil, rose and candelilla waxes making it perfect for dry lips, cut cuticles, rough skin and sunburns.

Stepping Stone ($3.95) Tending to the garden means long hours on your feet, treat tired tootsies to this zesty little foot-shaped scrub. Sea Salt and Pumice scrub away rigors of the day while cocoa butter soothes cracks and chafes.

R & B ($18.95) After a long day in the scorching sun, parched hair really needs to chill out. Rock out with some R&B hair treatment and let oat milk, olive and coconut oil revive and balance dull strands.



Shellac Day 15


No chips, no cracks, no smudges. I'm going to take it off today because it's grown out a lot. I give it props though, it lasted a full 2 weeks!
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10 Top-Rated Facial Firming Beauty Products

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10 Top-Rated Facial Firming Beauty Products

See which skin care products boast anti-aging benefits like more youthful looking skin


10 Top-Rated Facial Firming Beauty Products

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Check out the facial firming products that did smoothing-and-firming wonders for Total Beauty readers.

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No. 10: Estee Lauder Resilience Lift Extreme Ultra Firming Creme SPF 15 for Dry Skin, $70

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 7.9


"It helps my face and under eyes feel tighter …"

No. 9: St. Ives Blue Clay Firming Mask, $4.99

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 8


"It really does firm your face …"

No. 8: Olay Night of Olay Firming Cream, $6.99

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 8.5


"Honestly, I believe this product helps keep your skin looking younger …"

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Friday Freebies...on Saturday!

Print out Aveda coupon for free hand lotion in stores
Aveeno Nourish haircare sample

Too Faced Love Lisa SPF 15


Too Faced Love Lisa SPF 15 Lip Balm is infused with soothing orange essential oils and a whole lotta love! Inspired by Founder Jerrod Blandino's sister, Lisa, who is battling Stage 4 Melanoma (and kicking its butt), LL Lip Balm will protect your pretty pucker from the sun's vicious rays while it moisturizes and pampers your tender lips.

A huge portion from the sale of Love Lisa SPF 15 Lip Balm goes to the Too Faced Love Lisa Melanoma Research Foundation Grant to help find a cure for this deadly disease.

Too Faced Love Lisa SPF 15 Lip Balm retails for $16.00 at Sephora, Sephora.com.