Wednesday, November 30

Glamour's 2012 Cover - Kardashians

In their first joint interview since Kim announced her divorce from Kris Humphries, the Kardashian sisters open up to Glamour about love, life and what they hope 2012 will bring.

What do you think about these girls gracing the cover? Readers of Glamour.com didn't have the nicest things to say...


And the Winners Are....

DeVine Lip Shimmers - sahairah
Illumin8 - mistymorgan8



Tuesday, November 29

Giveaway Break - Holiday Beauty Bundle

Cheer up, it's hump day, and I have a giveaway for you! I wanted to post this on 'Treat yourself Tuesday' but missed the deadline. Take a break from holiday shopping and enter to win a special treat for you!

**Giveaway***

Enter to win a Holiday Beauty Bundle from Lipgloss Break! I put together items from some of my favorite brands, including Cargo, Goody, Avon and more!

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 30th. I will randomly select one winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!



Monday, November 28

CND Shellac Wildfire

Check out CND Shellac in Wildfire. Perfect red for the holiday and the 4th of July. A true shiny, bold red. Tina used a base coat, two color coats and a top coat. They turned out fabulous as always. More CND Shellac swatches to come!



Saturday, November 26

Cyber Monday Beauty Deals

...and the deals keep on coming!

Sephora
Spend $25 or more online and enter 'MYSTERY' at checkout to get a mystery bag full of samples (along with the 3 free samples you get at checkout).

Zoya
The perfect gift for nail polish lovers! The Zoya Color Boxes are online at www.zoya.com. As a special promotion starting now through Monday at 11:59PM ET, Buy 3 Color Boxes and get 1 FREE plus get a coupon code for a FREE bottle of Zoya Nail Polish of your choice with any purchase online. No Coupon Codes Necessary. See full details on their blog zoyanailpolish.blogspot.com

BeautyTicket.com
Take an extra 50% off everything. Use code cyber50 at checkout.

Eve Pearl
Up to 55% off all Eve Pearl products. Enter code "BPTG2011" at checkout. Ends Monday November 28th at 11pm EST. While supplies last.

TINte Cosmetics
Cyber monday Sale 20% off online at tintecosmetics.com. Enter 'MON11' at checkout. Their Flavored Lip Colors would make a great stocking stuffer!

Still has their Black Friday sale up through Monday. Enter 'THANKS' at checkout for 35% off! Ends Nov 28 at midnight.

J Crew Factory
Normally the Jcrew.com Factory site is only open on the weekends, but it's staying open for Cyber Monday. Plus take an additional 25% off orders over $150, use code "YOURGIFT".

Rent the Runway
Get 20% off your order using code 'CYBER20'. Have a holiday party coming up? Reserve the perfect dress today at renttherunway.com!

Urban Decay
UrbanDecay.com CyberMonday deals.

BeautySak
25% off at BeautySak.com. Use code 'THANKS25' at checkout!




Total Beauty Post - Best Polishes of 2011

TotalBeauty.com
Best Nail Polishes of 2011

Total Beauty doles out this year's Nail Polish Awards! See which brands you should choose for your next manicure -- and which you should avoid


Best Nail Polishes of 2011

This is a TotalBeauty.com nails article

We tested the hundreds of nail polish brands and shades to bring you this list of the best (and the worst!) polishes. See which one is the most chip-proof, which delivers the most pigmented colors, and more.

See the winners now



Wednesday, November 23

Happy Thanksgiving


Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Please take the time today to think about the important things in life and give thanks :) I know I have a lot to give thanks for, including having wonderful readers and blog followers! Thanks for reading Lipgloss Break - Happy Thanksgiving!

Black Friday Beauty Deals Part II


Anastasia of Beverly Hills
Anastasia.net is offering 35% off until Nov 28th. Enter code 'THANKS' at checkout.

J.Crew
25% off and free shipping over $150 or more. Offer ends on Sunday. Use code 'YOURGIFT' at checkout.

Ulta
Not only is Ulta having huge sales in store, but also online. Check out Ulta.com for their Black Friday specials, starting at 12am on Friday. Use code HOLIDAYSHP25 to get free shipping on orders over $25.

Classified Cosmetics
Black Friday sale at classifiedcosmetics.com - 50% off any order + free shipping. Checkout code: BLKFRIDAY


Black Friday Beauty Deals

Bath & Body Works
VIP Black Friday Tote (available at all Bath & Body Works locations
Spend $40 at any Bath & Body Works Store and this VIP Black Friday Tote, a $130 value, could be yours for only $20!
The VIP Tote includes these holiday favorites:
  • Be Enchanted Body Lotion, Shower Gel and Shimmer Mist
  • Mistletoe Kiss Gentle Foaming Soap
  • Mistletoe Kiss Pocketbac
  • Pocketbac Holder
  • Liplicious Cranberry Kiss Lip Gloss
  • 2oz Aromatherapy Nighttime Tea Body Lotion
  • Mini Gauze Sponge
  • Glitter Pump to be used with any Signature Collection Body
    Lotion or Shower Gel
  • Two Cosmetic Bags
  • Coupon for $10 off any Slatkin & Co. three wick candle
At the end of Black Friday, post pictures of your Bath & Body Works Black Friday Hauls on Twitter for a chance to win a $25 Bath & Body Works Gift Card.

Urban Decay
Starting on Black Friday, on UrbanDecay.com, you can get $20 off of Book of Shadows IV. Use code: BLACKFRIDAY11

IT Cosmetics
30% off of orders $25 and more for a week starting on Black Friday. Check out itcosmetics.comand use code: FF30 plus you'll get free shipping!

GiltGroup
Gilt.com is launching mobile exclusive "door buster" deals at 6am Black Friday morning. Set your alarm!

Benefit cosmetics

Clinique


isaay
You don't need to drive to the mall this year to take advantage of Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals. Update your wardrobe on isaay.com from the comfort of your own home with 20% off from Friday, November 25th – Monday, November 28th by using the coupon code "ISAAY11" at checkout!

Elizabeth Arden
From November 25th – November 28th, get 25% off + Free Shipping on ANY order from ElizabethArden.com. Save up to 65% on skincare, makeup and fragrance gift sets. Use code BF2 at checkout.

b-glowing
b-glowing.com, a leading online specialty beauty retailer, will offer shoppers 20% off orders of $75.00 or more plus Free Shipping. Some brands may be excluded.
The promotion detail follow:
Code: cyber11
Dates: 11/25 Midnight Central Time Zone through 11/28
Offer: 20% off any order of $75+ plus Free Shipping


Tuesday, November 22

China Glaze's Eye Candy

3-D glitter? Yes please! China Glaze's new limited edition collection, Eye Candy, is inspired by Marilyn Monroe's timeless allure...Diamonds. These super sexy glitter polishes will look great by themselves or layered over a solid color. Just in time to shine for the holidays!

They will be available at salons and beauty supply retailers in mid-December.


Sunday, November 20

Madonna is launching a fragrance



Madonna is launching a fragrance with Coty Prestige in April 2012. It's called Truth or Dare by Madonna.

It will be a unique blend of narcotic florals, balanced with addictive woods and vanilla. Can't wait to check it out!

Total Beauty Post - Special Occasion Makeover

TotalBeauty.com
Your Special Occasion Makeover

See what our experts suggest for three women with three very big events


Your Special Occasion Makeover

This is a TotalBeauty.com makeover article

You know when you've got that special occasion coming up -- maybe it's a date, or a job interview, or you're hosting a party -- and you want to look your best but don't know how to make that happen? We gave three women a gorgeous makeover fitting for their special occasion needs. See each woman's before and after looks -- then steal the hair and makeup tips for yourself.

See transformations



Thursday, November 17

Sephora Minis

I've been slacking on my gift giving guides! I'm going to try and kick it up a notch this weekend since next week is....Black Friday!

Looking for stocking stuffers or gift toppers? Check out Sephora's minis:

Sephora Collection Mini Bag ($15/$50 value)

This mini palette contains the essentials to create a quick look on the go. In the shape of the iconic Sephora shopping bag, this slim palette contains nine eyeshadows, one blush and four lipsticks.

Sephora Color Wand ($10 each)

A Sephora favorite, this slim wand holds six shimmery glosses, each with their own doe-foot applicator. Choose from Hydra (nudes and beiges) or Sacred Heart (pinks, raspberry and violet).

tokidoki Mini Rollerball Set ($18)

A set of six mini rollerballs in each of the new tokidoki scents. Give yourself the perfect opportunity to try them all or break them up into adorable stocking stuffers. Fragrances include:

· Adios: Devilishly Crisp Citrus

· Ciao Ciao: Sassy Sheer Floral

· SANDy: Sparkling Fresh Floral

· Donutella: Rich Delicious Cream

· Adieu: Sexy French Berry

· Siberia: Icy White Musk



MAC Viva Glam 2012 Campaign

Ricky Martin and Nicki Minaj in the M·A·C Viva Glam 2012 campaign visual shot by David LaChapelle. Every cent of Ricky and Nicki's Viva Glam products, on-counter February 2012, goes to support the M·A·C AIDS Fund.

I'm looking forward to trying out the line!



Tuesday, November 15

Shellac Layering - Barbie Pink


I've never been so happy with Shellac layering before. I got the idea from I Heart Cosmetics blog to layer Gotcha & Strawberry Smoothie. What did I get? Barbie pink!

Here's what I did:
Shellac base coat - cure for 10 seconds
1 coat of Gotcha - cure for 2 minutes
1 coat of Strawberry Smoothie - cure for 2 minutes
Shellac top coat - cure for 2 minutes

This looks a lot like Zoya's Barbie shade. It may be very Spring/Summer, but will sport it for 2 weeks in the Fall nonetheless.




Friday, November 11

Total Beauty Post: Makeover Tricks to Look Younger

TotalBeauty.com
Look 10 Years Younger with These Makeover Tricks

We gave three women an anti-aging makeover. Read on to see their transformations


Look 10 Years Younger with These Makeover Tricks

This is a TotalBeauty.com makeover article

If you still think plastic surgery is the only way to look younger, think again. Turns out your hair and makeup can make you look years younger. We asked stylists and makeup artists to give three women -- one in her 30s, another in her 40s, and a third in her 50s -- makeovers that would erase years from their looks. The results? You have to see them to believe. (Then steal the experts' tricks for yourself!)

See makeovers



Tuesday, November 8

Giveaway Break - Head to Toe Beauty Giveaway

It's been too long since I've hosted a giveaway...so here's an extra large one!

Enter to win a prize bundle filled with beauty products and accessories! Here's what's up for grabs:

The Bar Method DVD
The Bar Method is full-body exercise program created by Burr Leonard. The workout utilizes a ballet bar fitness technique and draws from the principles of isometrics, dance conditioning, interval training, and physical therapy. Win this DVD!

Bombay Fashion bracelets
BombayFashions.com is the largest online retailer for fashion jewelry and accessories, headquartered in the one and only state of Michigan! Since its inception Indian-inspired jewelry has been the backbone of the company and is the first original jewelry from Bombay.

Brilliant FX Beauty Serum
Brilliant FX Beauty Serum is the first exfoliating and moisturizing body serum to introduce a skin-healing mixture of ingredients all in one bottle - lactic acid, Arnica montana and vitamin E.

Pirri Elements Shampoo, Conditioner, Smooth & Relaxing Serum and Leave-in Conditioner
The Pirri Elements line was inspired by the beauty of the Mediterranean “crystal blue” Sea, pure air, rich soil and fiery volcanoes. Each product consists of Bergamot, an essential oil that comes from a fruit native Calabria, Italy, the hometown of the Pirri brothers. The oil along with other essential and natural ingredients is used to nourish the hair and lock in moisture.



Minus417 
Minus417 specializes in combining ancient knowledge with high technology. Professional nail care kit, including nail buffer, nail file, cuticle oil, hand moisturizer and foot nourishing cream. 

Pretty Woman's Airbrushed Nail Kit 
Pretty Woman offers at-home DIY Airbrushed nail kits available in fashion forward designs, colors and ease of use. In minutes, you can have a professional manicure that lasts up to days.



***Giveaway***




Fill out the form below to win this huge prize bundle! 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 the form below. Enter up to once a day!


This giveaway is open to US residents only. The contest will end on Thursday, December 8th. I will randomly select one winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!



Friday, November 4

Going Shopping this Weekend? Beauty Sales!

HauteLook
Demeter Fragrance (Sex on the Beach is my favorite scent!)
Oooohlala of Beverly Hills
Rock & Republic Beauty
Miss Ooops Beauty


Zoya.com
As a special "Thank You", Zoya would like to offer you a code for Buy 2 Zoya Nail Polishes and Get 2 Free. There is a limit of one deal per customer.

They have placed the code in the "My Account" section of http://www.zoya.com in the
"My Coupons & Codes" section. This code is a one time use code unique to you. Offer
expires 11-04-2011 at 11:59 PM ET. Valid in continental USA only. Standard Shipping
& Processing applies. Offer valid online only. User must have a valid account at
www.zoya.com or www.artofbeauty.com at the time this email is sent to qualify.

Thursday, November 3

Rock Royalty Shellac swatch

I'm back! So sorry for the long delay in posts. I promise there is a contest coming up soon! In the meantime, I've been playing with new Fall Shellac colors!

This is CND Shellac's Rock Royalty. A deep dark purple. I included a few different shots since I couldn't capture it correctly with the lighting. I love the color, dark is in for Fall!