Lipgloss Break: February 2013

Maybelline NY Nail Polish Goes Electric

Maybelline New York Color Show Nail Polish goes electric! These limited edition colors will definitely stand out on your finger nails and toes. They are only available for the month of March so make sure you grab the ones you want while they are available. I have my eye on Orange Extreme for spring!

Limited Edition shades include:
 - Alluring rose
 - Blast of blue
 - Coral glow
 - Flash of purple
 - Intense teal
 - Lustrous lime
 - Mesmerizing magenta
 - Orange extreme
 - Passionate plum
 - Shock wave


Hairstyles on the Oscar's Red Carpet



Lots of old Hollywood glamour tonight! Adele was styled by Michael Ashton created a voluminous half-up do that complemented her class black Jenny Packham gown.

In order to recreate this look, follow these steps from Michael using products from John Frieda. 
1. Towel dry wet hair, removing excess moisture before working through the NEW Luxurious Volume Fine to Full Blow-Out Spray ($9.99 at drugstores) on mid-lengths and ends. 
2. Flip hair over with your head between your knees, blasting hot air down the hair shaft for instant lift at the roots and thickness through the rest of the hair. 
3. When hair is about 80% dry, flip your hair back over and take large sections, smoothing them with a medium sized round brush. Pay particular attention to the ends to ensure they are bouncy and luscious. 
4. Flip hair over with your head between your knees, blasting hot air down the hair shaft for instant lift at the roots and thickness through the rest of the hair. 
5. When hair is about 80% dry, flip your hair back over and take large sections, smoothing them with a medium sized round brush. Pay particular attention to the ends to ensure they are bouncy and luscious. 
6. Section the hair into quarters and apply a medium-large curling iron to each section to achieve a contemporary and feminine texture. Next set in hot rollers. Once cool, carefully brush through hair with a natural bristle brush. 
7. Continue for the remaining three sections, ensuring that as you have finished curling each section you pin it in a barrel curl using a sectioning clip while it cools and sets. 
8. After 5-10 minutes, remove the sectioning clips, gently tousle hair. Pull half of the hair back and tease at the crown, securing pieces together in the back of the head. Leave down two small sections of hair to frame the face. Mist Luxurious Volume All-Day Hold Hairspray ($5.99 at drugstores) for a long-lasting finish.


 
Stacey Keibler's old Hollywood glamour look was styled by Robert Vetica, using Carol's Daughter products. He used the Monoi & Macadamia collections to create her loo

To get the look:
1 - Robert started out with wet hair, adding a few drops of the Carol’s Daughter Monoi Oil Sacred Strengthening Serum ($30) to give Stacy’s hair the strength and flexibility it needed for the initial blowdry.
2 - After blowdrying, Robert applied the Carol’s Daughter Macadamia Heat Protection Serum ($18) before curling her hair into loose waves and setting it with the Carol’s Daughter Macadamia Heat Styling Hair Spray ($17).
3 - Following, Robert brushed out Stacy’s curls and swept hair into a loose faux bob, finishing off the look with the Carol’s Daughter Finishing Shine Mist ($18) to give her hair a lasting, red-carpet shine.


Renee Zellweger was sytled by Robert Vetica using Wella Professionals

Hair Look:
The chignon is very classic, sophisticated chic, and red carpet elegant.

Step-By-Step Styling:
1.      First, wet hair was prepped with small amount of Wella Professionals Velvet Amplifier ($16) Style Primer
2.      Then, section by section blow dry with a large round bristle brush and back comb each section lightly.
3.      Once the hair is completely dry, split into two pieces and tuck into a low chignon securing with bobby pins.
4.      Spray the pinned hair lightly with Wella Professionals Shimmer Delight ($13) to create shine.
5.      Finally, set the look with Wella Professionals Stay Firm Finishing Spray ($15).


Va-va-voom Isla Fisher! She was styled by Marcus Francis using Wella Professionals too!

Inspiration:
Marcus explained “I wanted Isla's personality to really show by keeping her hair sleek and down, it made the look feel young, sexy, and fun, just like her. Having a no part half-up, half-down would help to modernize the hairstyle.”  A strapless dress doesn't always mean the hair must be worn up. In this case Isla showed off her red, shiny locks which really popped against her blue dress by wearing it down.

Step-By-Step Styling:
1.      From wet hair, apply Wella Professional Flowing Form Smoothing Balm ($14) section by section and blow dry with a medium size round brush.
2.      Create your part for the section you're pulling back by starting at the arch of each eyebrow, and continue back to the crown.
3.      Spray Wella Professionals Thermal Image Heat Protection Spray ($14) before you flat iron each section from roots to ends.
4.      Secure the section pulled back by using a bobby pin on each side at the crown. Slide the pin underneath the top layer of the hair to anchor without slipping.
5.      Use a quarter size amount of Wella Professionals Mirror Polish Shine Serum ($16) and take through with your fingers to seal the ends and adding shine.
6.      Finally use Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing Spray ($15) with focus at the front and section pulled back for added hold.

Images and press releases provided by Tractenberg & Co. & Devries Global


Giveaway Break - Viva by Fergie fragrance

Fergie has a lot of exciting stuff going on right now, both professionally and personally.  She's launching a new fragrance called Viva by Fergie with Avon, and she's pregnant! Being pregnant definitely tops the cake, but I bet her new fragrance is pretty special too! I'm really excited to try this fragrance because I really liked her first partnership with Avon, Outspoken.

Viva by Fergie is a 'sexy contradiction of captivating cool herbs spiked with fierce lavender and intriguing vetiver.' Her inspiration: empowering the fearless women within.

The notes include...
Captivating Cool Herbs - luscious greens and captivating herbs creating a cool effect that invigorates and refreshes the senses.

Fierce Lavender - Fresh with floral, minty and spicy undertones, fierce lavender deliver a modern contrast between masculine and feminine notes

Intriguing Vetiver - One of the most beautiful woody notes, intriguing vetiver is wrapped in sweet leathery undertones adding depth and sensuality to the fragrance.

***Giveaway***
Enter to win Fergie's new Avon fragrance, Viva by Fergie! 

Fill out the form below to win! There are also several different ways you can get extra entries: sign up for my mailing list, post a link to this giveaway on your blog, follow my blog, follow me & retweet on Twitter , follow me on Pinterest, follow me on Instagram or become a fan on Facebook; just make sure to list the number of extra entries in the form below. Enter up to once a day!

This giveaway is open to US and Canada residents only. The contest will end on Saturday, March 23rd. I will randomly select one winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!





Katie Holmes for Bobbi Brown

This was announced awhile ago, but finally we're seeing Katie Holmes' ads for Bobbi Brown. Katie, wearing the new Long-Wear Even Finish Compact Foundation in Natural, represents Bobbi's philosophy of effortless natural beauty. Long-Wear Even Finish Compact Foundation is available in 20 shades for $46 at all Bobbi Brown Counters and on www.bobbibrown.com.

“I never want to look like I am wearing too much makeup, so this foundation evens out my skin, leaving it flawless and natural.” ~Katie Holmes



CND Shellac Layering Gotcha & Romantique

This past weekend I joined my husband on a work trip to Orlando. The last thing I want to worry about on a relaxing vacation is chipping nail polish, so of course, Wednesday night before my trip I had to get Shellac.

I wanted a light pink that would go with most outfits I brought, but wanted to try something new with the colors I have, so opted for layering. Pictured is one coat of Gotcha, and two coats of Romantique (with the normal base and top coat). I love the way it turned out. It's a creamy light pink, and looks great with a tan (I used a Dr. Gross Alpha Beta Glow self tanning towel before I left).  Going on day #7 and still no chips!

Check out my other CND Shellac swatches!




Beauty Blog Coalition Weekly Roundup


  • Blushing Noir: The Guerlain Spring 2013 Coup de Foudre Ecrin 4 Couleurs might just be more wearable than you think!


  • Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom: Check out an orange gloss and a lip pencil Destany got from Sephora!
  • Money Making Makeup Artist: Tips on ways to cut costs when stocking your kit as a makeup artist.
  • BeautyTidbits: BECCA's new Ultimate Colour Glosses are just the thing to add a subtle pop of color to your lips with a high glossy shine!
  • Peppermint Lips Beauty Blog: Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipsticks Review and Swatches!
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Prestige Cosmetics has the perfect pink makeup to grace your lips, cheeks and eyes this Valentine's Day, but Lola's Secret Beauty Blog thinks that it should be worn far more frequently!
  • TheFabZilla: Yet another Target sighting! TheFabZilla reviews Pacifica Natural Minerals Eye Shadows Palette. See if it's something that will interest you.
  • The Advice Sisters Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Website: For something really dramatic that you can DIY, try a "Fauxhawk" straight from the Fashion Week Runways for Fall 2103, Backstage report from the Advice Sisters
  • Pammy Blogs Beauty: Pammy puts Le Metier de Beaute's Ultra Hydration Eye Masks to the ultimate test as she tries them while in the midst of a bad cold. If these amazing eye masks can soothe Pammy's eyes in this condition, imagine what they could do for you!
  • My Newest Addiction Beauty Blog: Laura from My Newest Addiction Beauty Blog reviews Anastasia Beverly Hills Bold and Beautiful Kit!
  • Mama Fashionista: Stay Glossy With Rimmel London!
  • The Lacquered Lady: The Lacquered Lady swatches the gorgeous Color Club Eternal Beauty from the Halo Hues collection.
  • Beauty Professor: While at the Neiman Marcus BH Trend Event last week, The Beauty Professor swatched all four shades of the latest Le Metier de Beaute lip gloss shades for Spring 2013!


  • The Man Repeller Glossy Box

    I'm a huge fan of the Glossy Box monthly beauty box, but this month was especially awesome because it featured Leandra, from ManRepeller.com, favorite Winter beauty picks.
    Instead of the normal pink and black Glossy Box, this one was a shiny silver and black. There's no feeling like opening a Glossy Box. The product possibilities are endless! Inside were 7 goodies...

    Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara - LOVE. This mascara contains 3 different volume fibers that create the false lash effect. I love getting small mascaras for traveling! 

    Fresh Umbrian Clay Mattifying Serum - This treatment is suppose to tone and hydrate while controlling shine and minimizing the appearance of pores.

    Le Metier de Beaute Replenishing Daily Solution - For daily use, this formula is suppose to condition and hydrate while nourishing your skin. Sounds like a must for this harsh winter we're having!

    Narcisco Rodriguez for her Eau de Toilette Spray - I also love little perfume samples for traveling. This is a very flowery scent. More appropriate for a night out then every day for work.

    OPI 'Can't Let Go' Liquid Sand Nail Lacquer - I want this polish in all shades. The liquid sand effect is so cool. Pictured below is one base coat and two color coats, and no top coat. It feels just like sand on your nails. It's a little odd at first but I got use to it after an hour. It's beautifully textured with two different size sparkle flecks, and long lasting. I thought it was going to be a nightmare to remove but it came off really easily with acetone.

    Sebastian Professional Potion 9 - Not only did this make my hair smell like I just left the salon, but it made my hair look healthy and shiny. It's suppose to help restore lost moisture which again, is important during these dry, winter months.

    Tarte glamazon pure performance 12-hour lipstick - This color screams 'all eyes on me.' It's a vivid red lipstick, including a blend of rich mango, avocado and shea butters. So not only is long lasting, but it's good for your lips.
    You can subscribe to Glossy Box on a month to month basis for $21/month, or sign up for 3 months for $60, 6 months for $115 or a year for $220. If you like to try and experiment with new beauty products, this is a great program to join!

    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.


    Beauty Blogazon Weekly Roundup



    Beauty Blogger Coalition Weekly Roundup



  • Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom: Check out the new Milani COLORStatement Lipsticks orange and reds... and find out which are Destany's favorites!



  • Blushing Noir: The Urban Decay Theodora Palette just might be more great and powerful than OZ!
  • BeautyTidbits: Enter to win the brand new fragrance from Guess over at BeautyTidbits.
  • The Advice Sisters Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Website: Sinfully cute and they smell delicious, but Alice & Peter's "cupcakes" are unique fragrances that won't pack on a single pound! Alison of advicesisters.net, checks out these sweet treats
  • Peek & Ponder: Ashley from Peek & Ponder shares her super easy Valentine's Day Heart Nails
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: If you love high quality hair oils and having glossy locks, then Lola's Secret Beauty Blog recommends trying Rodin by Recine Olio Lusso Luxury Hair Oil- because it is simply divine!
  • TheFabZilla: Have you joined the CC cream bandwagon yet? TheFabZilla shares her experience with Juice Beauty CC Cream!
  • Mama Fashionista: Looking for an innovative way to care for your skin? Quinn shares why Korean skin care brand, Amarte, is worth splurging on!
  • Painted Ladies : Holy grail alert! Check out Sheila's review of Hourglass Cosmetics Ambient Lighting Powder in Etheral Light.
  • Beauty Info Zone: We all want to look our best for Valentine's Day. See what Beauty Info Zone has picked for a special look.
  • My Newest Addiction Beauty Blog: Laura from My Newest Addiction Beauty Blog incorporates blue into her everyday makeup routine!
  • Lipgloss Break: Lipgloss Break picks out her favorite Valentine's Day beauty gift sets. What's on your wish list?
  • Pammy Blogs Beauty: See where Pammy Blogs Beauty Blogs and find out about her blogging and organizatinal tips!
  • Endless Summer: Elena shares her wintertime essentials for body, hands, and feet.
  • Project Swatch: Emi thinks she may have just found her favorite eyeliners ever - and for less than $5 a piece!


  • Prabal Gurung for Target

    Target is on a roll with their designer partnerships. This morning they launched their Prabal Gurung for Target line, both in store and online. I had a super busy morning so I couldn't make it in store, so I purchased a few items that caught my eye online...


    Long-Sleeve Cardigan in Meet the Parents Print $32.99. I have black dress capri pants that I think this would be super cute with. Our office is always freezing so I'll probably wear it year round.

    Dress in Meet the Parents Print $44.99. I have a few showers to go to this year so I'll definitely get use out of a dress like this.

    Long-Sleeve Tee in Floral Crush Print $19.99. Love this print. It's so gorgeous. I'll pair this with skinny jeans and flats or shorts + heels in the summer.

    Did you go to this sale? If so, what did you think? Please share what you purchased!

     




    Valentine's Day Beauty Wish List

    Valentine's Day gift sets and products that caught my eye this year...




    Birchbox Limited Edition We Heart Collection $36

    Heart of Gold LUSH Gift Set $49.95

     For the all natural chick. I Love Lavanilla set from Sephora $49.95


    Bath and Body Works Forever Red lip and roller ball duo. I love these for traveling! $15


    Philosophy's X's and O's Limited Edition gift set. Sephora $25


    Every girl needs a lip kit, especially if you live in the mid west. 11 degrees today! Philosophy Kiss Me Always Lip Therapy Set. QVC $36.25


    Fragrance Sampler set from Sephora. Genius. Not only do you get a full size bottle of your choice, but you get tons of samples to play with. Perfect for travel too! $50

    Julep Hello Giggles Besties Kit. Not really Valentine's Day themed, but way too cute and pink! $28




    Be My Valentine?

    I'm not a huge fan of red, so I'll be wearing pink and nude this Valentine's Day. No plans set, just hoping to spend time with my hubby. But if we did go out, this is totally something I would wear for a Valentine's Day date night! This outfit can be dressed up or down depending on what type of jacket you pair with it. I recently bought a light pink moto jacket from Forever 21 that could dress this outfit down for a fun bar night.

    Valentine's Day Date Night



    Giveaway Break - Sol Republic Ear Buds

    How is everyone's New Year's Resolution going? We're a full month into 2013 and I hope everyone is sticking to 'em! If you're struggling sticking to a fitness NY resolution, check out my tips in my previous post to help stay motivated. 

    Need some extra motivation? How about a brand new pair of sweet ear buds? 
    photo courtesy of solrepublic.com
    ***Giveaway***
    Enter to win a pair of Sol Republic AMPS Ear Buds! I'm obsessed with these ear buds. There are very few types of ear buds that fit in my tiny ears! They come with different size buds for a custom fit. They also come with a Cleartalk microphone, a control for volume, play/pause, next/previous track, and a right angle connector, to take the stress of your headphone jack. Your music will be bumping with these and sure to fuel your workout!

    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 , follow me on Pinterest, on Instagram, or 'Like' my Facebook page; just make sure to mark your extra entries below. Enter up to once a day!

    This giveaway is open to US residents only. The contest will end on Sunday, March 3rd, 2013. I will randomly select one lucky winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!