Lipgloss Break: November 2010

Giveaway Break - Conair Infiniti Cord-Keeper




I have one drawer in my bathroom that I keep my hair tools in, including a dryer, flat iron, curler, etc. Let me tell you, it's a tangled cord mess in there! The Conair Infiniti Cord-Keeper has a solution for this: the cord retracts right back into the handle for easy and organized storage!

The Infiniti Cord-Keeper uses ionic technology that reduces static electricity and leaves hair silkier, shinier, and more manageable.

More highlights:
  • InStyle Best Beauty Buys 2010
  • Tourmaline Ceramic technology fights frizz to leave hair lusciously smooth, and at a push of a button, the cord retracts right back into the handle!
  • Tourmaline Ceramic Ionic technology-ion output helps smooth the cuticle layer creating silky, shiny hair; infrared energy protects hair's natural luster
  • Maximum drying power to speed up stying
  • 1875 watts
  • Cool shot
  • 3 heat/2 speed settings
  • Removable filter

**Giveaway***

Enter to win a Conair Infiniti Cord-Keeper hair dryer!

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 residents only. The contest will end on Wednesday , December 15th. I will randomly select one winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!



Spoil Yourself This Season!

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12 Ways to Spoil Yourself This Season

Sure it's the season of giving, but it's not a total crime to be selfish every now and then, right?


12 Ways to Spoil Yourself This Season

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Check out the luxurious items you should consider wrapping up for yourself with a "From Santa" tag.

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Cyber Monday Deals

Aveda - Free shipping and 5 free samples on orders over $25 or more. Expires Monday at midnight.

HauteLook - NYX cosmetic sale, huge palettes and very affordable prices, perfect for a cosmetic lover

BeautyTicket.com - 30% off everything! Use code: Cyber30

RueLaLa.com - Skull Candy headphones, Juicy Couture sale, and more!

Smashbox.com - Friends & Family 20% sale! Use code: FFSB20

Clarins - 6-piece gift set with any $60 order, use code: CYBERM

WhiteHouseBlackMarket.com - 20% off, use code 9487

Temptu - airbrush make up sale, 25% off


Nicole by OPI New Liquid Metals

Nicole by OPI ignites a mesmerizing look for the New Year with Liquid Metals. Featuring four new metallic Nail Lacquers ranging from shimmering sea foam to sophisticated champagne, Nicole by OPI’s Liquid Metals collection offers the season’s must-have accessory.

“Dress your nails with Liquid Metals to make a chic fashion statement with a high-shine finish,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Nicole by OPI’s Executive VP & Artistic Director. “Metallic shades are perfect to wear with all clothing colors, adding some easy edge to your wardrobe.”

The Liquid Metals collection from Nicole by OPI includes:

Miss Independent

A violet with a shine of its own.

The Next CEO

A highly motivated metallic gold.

Rich in Spirit

This metallic silvery blue-green is all you really need.

It Starts with Me

A metallic champagne that channels your inner shine.

Nicole by OPI Nail Lacquers and Nail Treatments contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde. Liquid Metals will be available January 2011 at ULTA, Walmart, Target, Sears, Harmon, HEB and Wegmans.



More Shopping Sales for Black Friday & Cyber Monday

  • Sweet Boutique jewelry and accessories- 40% off everything! Use the code: FRIDAY40
  • TINte Cosmetics - Black Friday, "Pink Friday" Savings. Receive 25% off your purchase. Savings start now until Friday Nov. 26 at midnight. Enter "PINK" at checkout!
  • Sign up at Shop it to Me for VIP access to sales: Sign up before Friday/Monday to receive a special edition of the Salemail newsletter. Search for special sales on your favorite brands, and get access to exclusive sales.


Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving and shopping weekend!


Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals


Find something for everyone on your shopping list, without leaving your home!

  • LORAC has a Cyber Monday Collection, containing 5 products including 2 shades of Baked Matte Satin Eye Shadow, On Screen Duo Highlighter/Cream Liner, a Lotsa Lip Gloss and Lotsa Lipstick all in a chic black makeup bag. $100 worth of products for $25! Available on Monday while supplies last.
  • Elizabeth Arden online sale - on Black Friday, up to 25% off makeup, skincare and fragrance with free shipping. Cyber Monday, 31-piece Black Tote with a purchase of $65 or more. Use coupon code CYBER65 at checkout to redeem.
  • Free Shipping from Softlips starting 11/26 through 12/10.
  • LUSH online, get free ground shipping with a purchase of $100, free 2-day shipping with a purchase of $120, and get free 2-day shipping and a free 1 oz. limited edition perfume with a purchase of $150 . Get a $10 LUSH e-gift card with any purchase over $100.
  • Perricone MD is offering $25 off $150 orders. Enter code 'mylittlesecret' at checkout.
  • Senna Cosmetics Cyber Monday Sale - 20% off every color, tool, treatment and kit and free shipping on any $50 or more order!
  • It Cosmetics Black Friday sale: Enter code 'FF30' at checkout for 30% off Friends and Family sale and Free shipping over $25!

SEPHORA DEALS:

Free Haul-iday Tote with $25 order at Sephora.com (Valid 11/26). While supplies last.

Free Shipping on all orders over $25 at Sephora.com (Valid 11/27 - 11/29). Use code SHIPNOW at checkout.

Free Shipping on Philosophy's Limited Edition Hope in a Jar chosen as one of Oprah's Favorite Things 2010. (Ends 12/14, use coupon code: HOLIDAYSHIP at checkout)


BENEFIT COSMETICS

Cyber Monday, November 29th only at Benefit Cosmetics! Get 20% off top rated pics from Annie & Maggie. Enter FORDPICS at check out. Offer valid 11.29.10.

Get free US standard shipping on any Benefit Cosmetics order. Enter GLAMSHIP at checkout. Offer valid 11.24.10–11.29.10.

MAC Pink 4 Friday


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It’s a Monster collaboration: Pink 4 Friday by M·A·C Cosmetics and Nicki Minaj. The Trinidadian hip-hop diva has personally designed a LIMITED EDITION M·A·C Lipstick, Pink Friday, to celebrate the release of her highly anticipated debut album of the same name. Putting her trademark barbz glamour twist on a bright, creamy pink satin formula, Nicki says, “M·A·C’s Pink Nouveau was my favourite lipstick for years, but it’s all about Pink Friday!”

Nicki’s exclusive shade will only be available for purchase four Fridays beginning Friday, November 26, 2010, while supplies last, ONLY at www.maccosmetics.com

Available FRIDAYS November 26, December 3, December 10, and December 17, 2010



Holiday Gift Guide from Total Beauty

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Holiday Gift Guide

Beauty product gift ideas for any budget


Holiday Gift Guide

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This guide has a little something for everyone on your list and offers limited edition gift sets in a range of prices.

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Jillian Dempsey for Avon Professional Eye Duo


Avon's Professional Eye Duo wands help take the guess work out of eye liners and shadows. Jillian Dempsey pairs 4 shadows with 4 different complimentary liners to make your life easier.

Normally I stay away from liquid shadow, but this one has a powder finish, dries quick, and doesn't crease by the end of the day. I applied the shadow all the way up to my eyebrow bone, it's quite sheer, and works as a highlighter too.

The liner is also fast drying, and the brush that it comes with for application is super thin, and makes for easy application.

The 2 in 1 eye makeup wand is perfect for traveling too, helping to cut down on the size of my makeup bag :)

It comes in the following color combos:
White eyeshadow comes with Jet Black eye liner.
Shell Pink eyeshadow comes with Warm Brown eye liner (this is the one that I tried and I loved it!)
Gold eyeshadow comes with Jet Black eye liner.
Bronze eyeshadow comes with Warm Brown eye liner.



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.


Bloom Beauty Lounge in NYC for a Great Cause


Beauty From the Inside Out offers complimentary relaxing scalp shampoo at Bloom Beauty Lounge for men and women in treatment for cancer Tuesday through Saturday from 11-6 pm throughout the months of November, December and January.

Organic & naturally-based products will be used. Aestelance will give travel sizes as gifts. Simply Organic will provide products for the shampoo service.

Sign up at Bloom Beauty Lounge 140 W 19th St. New York, NY 10011 (212) 255-9355 http://bloombeautylounge.com



Kiss & Tell

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Kiss and Tell

Experts share 12 tips for softer lips


Kiss and Tell

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Makeup mavens, skin specialists and beauty bloggers tell us tips for getting more kissable lips.

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Friday Freebies, Starbucks BOGO Free!

Now through Sunday, Starbucks is getting into the holiday spirit with a buy one get one deal on holiday drinks. Just stop by your local Starbucks between 2 and 5pm and you'll get one festive beverage of equal value on the house when you a buy a peppermint hot chocolate, gingerbread latte, caramel brulee Frappuccino or other seasonal refreshments!

Sam's Club Dove haircare sample.

Erik Prautsch Hairtriggered sample.

Beyond the Rack sales

Hi All - I just joined Beyond the Rack, yep, you're right, another private shopping sale! Happy sale shopping!

Urban Decay sale
Ed Hardy camisoles
Coach bags
& More


Giveaway Break - Cellies

When asked what item I would want with me if stranded on an island, the first thing that comes to mind is my cell phone! Not only is it on me all the time, but it's starting to feel like a permanent accessory! The first thing I had to get when buying my new cell phone as a sleek black case for it. You know, so it would match all my outfits!

Designer Andrea Behar had a similar thought. She created Cellies, a stylish stretch cuff bracelet that easily slips on your wrist that allows cell phone users to conveniently wear their cell phones. Why not make cell phones part of your everyday wardrobe?

The Cellies Story
"No matter how convenient cell phones are, they are quite a nuisance to carry around. I created Cellies because I needed something to solve a real problem I was having," says Andrea. "I was either missing calls because I couldn't hear my phone ringing or feel it vibrating in my bag. I would also try to tuck it discreetly inside my bra strap because I didn't want to hold it in my hands all the time; or put it down somewhere and misplace it. I wanted something that allowed me to carry my phones hands-free and still be able to access it. The only options were bulky belt clip-ons."

Available colors: Black, Pink, White & Blue. If you're buying a new cell phone, or buying a cell phone as a gift, this is the perfect stocking stuffer and accessory.

**Giveaway***

Enter to win a Cellies!

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 residents only. The contest will end on Thursday, December 16h. I will randomly select one winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!




Free Tote from Clinique

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Check out this adorable free tote from Clinique. Free with a $49.50 order. Happy Shopping!


Beauty Sales this Week

Sales on HauteLook this week!
Urban Decay
Mario Badescu
Stila
Lorac
Red Ginger cosmetics
La Tweez

A Perfect Fit with eShakti

Do you ever get frustrated about not finding the right size and fit of clothing? I feel like shirts from stores like Express are made for tall fashion models, and look like nightgowns on me since I'm short!

eShakti is a new online retailer that lets you tailor your clothes down to the inch. Not just the length of the pants, but everything down to the inseam and lengths of sleeves on tops. Their Mission is:
  • To make every customer look her absolute best.
  • Provide amazing styles and a wide variety of fabrics and color choices in all sizes from 0-26.
  • Ensure the best possible fit and fall by providing all customers with the ability to personalize any item.
I received a dress from eShakti after sending in my measurements for length, sleeve length, waist and chest. The dress fits me perfectly, and I got to customize it for the Fall weather by making it 3 quarter length sleeves.

Here is a promo code especially created for your readers An9Z6I to get 15% off when they shop at eShakti - valid till the end of November.

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.

Nail-Drying Tricks

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Nail-Drying Tricks

Follow these tips for smudge-free nails


Nail-Drying Tricks

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Check out these surefire ways to make sure you don't smudge your perfectly painted nails.

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'Trashing' the Dress in Detroit

(picture by Alex Jovanovski)

Want to get another use out of your wedding gown? Take post wedding pictures in it! 'Trashing the Dress' doesn't necessarily mean turn it into trash, it's just a phrase that has become very popular for taking pictures in your wedding dress, after your wedding. My 3 best friends and me were all married in the past 2 years. We decided to put on our dresses and head to downtown Detroit and take some fun pictures of us and our beautiful, underestimated city.

Thanks to my best girls, Beth, Justine and Kristen, our photographer Alex, and assistant photographer Torrey - so much fun!

(picture by Alex Jovanovski)

I was wearing:
Shadow - MAC shadows
Mascara - Urban Cowgirl, black
Face - Murad Skin Perfecting Primer Matte Finish
Cheeks - Lancome Ageless Minerale Blush, Luminous Rose
Lips - Nars lipstick, Sexual Healing; MAC gloss Viva Glam
Body - Prtty Peaushun lotion

(Photo by Torrey Baumstark)


12 Best Editor Tested Foundations

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The 12 Best Editor-Tested Foundations

See which foundations won over these hard-to-please editors the most


The 12 Best Editor-Tested Foundations

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Total Beauty editors tried out boatloads of different foundation formulas to bring you their faves.

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Lancome Teint Miracle, $37


TotalBeauty.com editor rating: 10


"The light, liquid formula offers sufficient coverage, but without looking cakey or feeling like makeup on your skin …"

Milani Minerals Mousse Foundation, $8.49

TotalBeauty.com editor rating: 9.5


"My skin felt soft and smooth, and I barely had to dust on face powder to set it because the foundation was already pretty matte on its own …"

MAC Pro Longwear SPF 10 Foundation, $29.50

TotalBeauty.com editor rating: 9.5


"I have always been a fan of MAC foundations so I wasn't surprised when I fell hopelessly in love with this one …"

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



Giveaway Break - Le Baby Hair Gel



Baby's need beauty products too! Okay, not really, but I can imagine it's fun to play and style their hair before they have a chance to say 'no!.' Styling mohawks and Pauly D spikes are all the rage!

Help your tyke be a trendsetter on the playground or at daycare by using Le Baby Hair Gel, a product designed for kids that is free of sulfates, fragrances and harsh chemicals. The lightweight formula makes it easy to spike hair, tackle unwanted fly-aways and tame after-nap hair. Retails at $9.95.
The 411 on Le Baby Hair Gel:
Hypoallergenic
No harsh chemicals
No parabens
No sulfates
Not tested on animals
Fragrance-free
Thickens baby-fine hair
Tames frizzies & fly-aways
Moisturizes
Softly holds curls
Keeps hairstyles in place
Never leaves hair stiff or sticky

**Giveaway***

Enter to win Le Baby Hair Gel!

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 residents only. The contest will end on Friday, December 3rd. I will randomly select one winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!




Glamour Woman of the Year - Fergie

Check out pics from her photo shoot and her interview with Katie Couric.

When asked about reaching this level of success and fulfilling her dreams, she responded, "For some lucky reason or gift from God, I've known what I wanted to do since I was a little girl. And even through disappointments and rejection, there was something inside of me that wouldn't give up. I'm a survivor, and I'm very driven."

Congrats Fergie!

HauteLook Beauty Sales this Week


Beauty on the Go makeup bags. These bags are so cute, some could pass for a clutch!



Urban Decay sale - Some items up to 75% off. $4 lipglosses? Can't beat it. Stock up on stocking stuffers!