Lipgloss Break: January 2014

Giveaway Break - Evologie Clear Skin Kit

The dry and cold weather we've been experiencing in Michigan has been wreaking havoc on my skin! I think it's time for a skin care regime change. If you're in the same boat, check out Evologie. Their Clear Skin Kit is all natural, oil free, and non-drying.

The Clear Skin Kit system is  designed to evolve with your skin's changing needs (ie. protection from this weather!). The kit contains the following:
 - Stay Clear Cleanser
 - Intensive Blemish Serum
 - Stay Clear Cream

The Kit retails for $49, but Evologie is giving Lipgloss Break readers a great discount. Get 20% off by using the promo code 'angela' on their site. Or, you can try and win the set...!

**Giveaway***

Enter to win an Evologie Clear Skin Kit to try out for yourself!
 
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, add me to one of your Google+ circles, follow me on Instagram or become a fan on Facebook. Make sure to list the number of extra entries in the form below. Enter up to once a day to increase your chances of winning!
 
This giveaway is open to US residents only. The contest will end on Saturday, March 1st. I will randomly select a winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!









Beauty Blogger Coalition Weekly Roundup - January 25



  • TheFabZilla: Can't wait for spring! TheFabZilla paints her lips bright pink with Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet 44 La Diva. (Spring 2014 Collection)
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Can you imagine an ultra lightweight, super potent anti-aging face oil that contains retinol? Colbert MD did just that with Illumino Face Oil!
  • Painted Ladies: Too Faced's The Chocolate Bar palette is the sweetest collection of eyeshadows Sheila has ever seen.
  • BeautyTidbits: Looking for a budge-proof gel eyeliner in a pencil form? Check out the brand new No Tug Waterproof Gel Eyeliners from It cosmetics!
  • Glamorable!: Check out Anastasia's nail art inspired by Disney Princess Snow White.
  • Midnight Manicures: Check out Jeanie's new love, Dior Psychedelic Orange Nail Enamel.
  • D.G.S.Beauty: Keep your skin nice and soft with the Arganio Argan Soft Skin Lotion.
  • My Highest Self: What's so great about Whish Coconut Shave Crave? Find out!
  • Peppermint Lips Beauty Blog: DIY: Quick & Affordable Hair Glossing at Home! Get Shiny Hair Instantly!
  • Beauty by Miss L: Budget friendly Avon Ideal Flawless Skin Loving Beauty Balm BB cream review.
  • Icy Nails: Erika reviewed the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette on Icy Nails on Thursday. Click here and grab a cup of coffee, you'll need it.
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Milani's introducing a new, affordable universal lipliner/primer!
  • Beauty Professor: The Beauty Professor finally got her hands on the Surratt Beauty Diaphane Loose Compact Powder and sings its praises in a video review!
  • daydreaming beauty: Amber swatches Urban Decay's Naked 3 palette this week on daydreaming beauty!
  • Slashed Beauty: Miranda shows us what Crown Brush has in store for 2014!
  • My Newest Addiction : Laura does a sultry smoky eye using Paul & Joe Spring 2014 Stormy Weather Trio.
  • Lipgloss Break: Lipgloss Break reviews LAQA & Co.'s Fat Lip Pencils.
  • Endless Summer: Have you tried konjac sponges yet?


  • LAQA & Co. Fat Lip Pencil Review

    I love finding new makeup brands. It's like finding a hidden gem! I was recently introduced to LAQA & Co. by Gloss48. They are a New York based cosmetic company that sets the bar high for their products. They focus on convenience for their products, which I can definitely appreciate it!

    I was able to try out their Fat Lip Pencils, which are glossy lip pencils in a handy jumbo pencil. You may cringe when thinking of a lip pencil, usually dry, and always seem to need sharpening, but these are different. Fat Lip Pencils are super glossy and no sharpener needed. They twist up when they get low. 

    I was able to try out Wolfman, which is a creamy soft pink, and Fairyblood, which is a shimmery peach. Wolfman is my new go-to gloss. I'm a pink girl, and I can wear this during the day and out at night. And no extra gloss needed, these are pretty shiny!

    Fun fact about the packaging: LAQA & Co. uses young artists looking to get their work seen by lots of people to design their packaging. The artists also get a cut of the profit from every product purchased...so cool!

    For 2 more days, Gloss48 is having a sale on a set of two LAQA & Co. Lil' Lips, which are two mini size Fat Lip Pencils. Normally $16, these are on sale for $12.



    Julia Louis Dreyfus 2014 Golden Globes Look by Votre Vu


     
    Celebrity makeup artist Karen Kawahara created the look for Julia Louis Dreyfus at the 2014 Golden Globes using Votre Vu products. The bright orangey-red color dress inspired her to focus the look on a stronger eye with a lighter lip.

    “Votre Vu Attentive Crème du Jour was used to prep the skin while the Amour D’Ore Multi-Vitamin Oil was placed applied to her body before hair and nails to ensure that it had time to absorb into the skin. I also applied a little bit of the Luxee Yeux as well around the eye contour.

    I applied the Love Me Deux Foundation in Cannes to the entire face and concealed the under eye with a mixture of the Lingerie Pour Les Yeux in Light and Medium.

    I also used the Lingerie Pour Les Yeux in Light all over the lids and applied powder on top of it to ensure that the eyeshadows lasted all night. I like to apply eyeliner first to create the shape I want in the eye and then shadow on top of that. I used Le Joli Crayon in Charbon and pushed it in between the lashes, then started with a very thin line in the inner eye, gradually getting thicker towards the outside. I added a little wing on the corners to give the eyes a lift. To create a popping eye, I used Votre Vu’s Palette in Play in Copper. The lightest vanilla shadow was placed towards the inside of the eye and the lighter copper color was brushed over about ¾ of the outside lid.

    I also, very lightly, lined the inside of the eye with a burgundy color. The darker copper color in the Palette in Play was also placed close to the bottom lashes underneath the eye. To finish off the eyes, I used Eiffel Power Mascara as well as some individual lashes.

    Vu-On Rouge Color Accent in Bouquet Rose was used to give some color on the lip and cheeks. I applied all over the cheek using my finger. I wanted to create pale lip, so I used a lip brush to apply the color and went over with soft coral for a bit of sheen.

    I mixed the Arch de Triumphe in Fair and Dark Brown to go over the brows since I didn’t want them to seem too dark.

    Then I used the Beaute en Bronze Blush which was very sheer and then applied the Dior Blush in Amber on top for a bit more color.

    Lastly, I set her makeup with Belle Poudre in Light.”
    Press release provided by Fournier PR + Consulting


    Allison Williams 2014 Golden Globe Awards Look by Avon




    Avon Global Celebrity Makeup Artist Lauren Andersen Creates Sultry Hollywood Glam Look for Allison Williams at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards .

    For Allison Williams' Golden Globes red carpet beauty, Avon Global Celebrity Makeup Artist Lauren Andersen created a classic sultry smokey eye to match Allison's black and white gown, complemented by a soft pink rose lip. Here's how to get the look.

    1 - First, Lauren groomed Allison's brows with Votre Vu Brow Wax.
    2 - Next, she played up Allison's baby blue eyes with a classic smokey eye using Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Urban Skyline.
    3 - Lauren lined her eyes with Avon Glimmersticks Eye Liner in Blackest Black and then coated lashes with Avon Mega Effects Mascara.
    4 - On Allison's face, Lauren applied YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Illuminating Foundation and then dusted on Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light.
    5 - Lauren swiped Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Rose Petal on the apples of Allison's cheeks.
    6 - To complete the look, Lauren applied Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Ripe Rose. 


    Press release from Tractenberg


    Lena Dunham 2014 Golden Globe Look by Temptu


    Makeup artist Jo Strettell used TEMPTU Airbrush Makeup and an array of TEMPTU products on nominated Girls Actress and Writer Lena Dunham for the 2014 Golden Globes Awards

    SKINCARE: TEMPTU's Smooth and Matte Base Primer.

    FOUNDATION: TEMPTU AIRpod foundation to create a flawless fresh base, a little of the TEMPTU Concealer Wheel to perfect under the eyes and around the nose. Finished off with a dusting of the TEMPTU Invisible Difference finishing powder.

    BLUSH: TEMPTU AIR pod blush in RED on the apple of the cheeks to give a soft petally flush.

    EYE SHADOW: L'Oreal's TELESCOPIC Waterproof eye liner along the top eye lash to create a fine line, with a fine line painted under the bottom lashes.

    MASCARA: Lashes layered with the L'Oreal VOLUMINOUS mascara. Finishing the spiky eye lashes and linered eye look with the SENSI liquid eyeliner by painting between the lashes to darken the thicken the roots.

    LIPS: MAYBELINE NEON RED #890 the perfect coral / orange / red to compliment Lena's Yellow / Gold Dress


    Media press release provided by Media Craft Co.


    Julia Roberts in Lancôme at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards

    Press release from Tractenberg


    Beauty Blogger Coalition Weekly Roundup



  • My Newest Addiction Beauty Blog: Laura loves her first Wantable Makeup Box of 2014! See what she got!


  • TheFabZilla: TheFabZilla says color me funky with Eddie Funkhouser makeups!
  • Mama Fashionista: Quinn shares her Top Ten Facial Scrubs of 2013!
  • Endless Summer: Get perfect straight hairstyle with TIGI S-Factor Straighten Out Collection
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Goldfaden MD Liquid Face Lift Instant Tightening Complex: A New Year, A New Lease on Lines!
  • Painted Ladies: Niora Anti-Agings Intensives skin care is vegan, cruelty-free, and a bit of affordable luxury.
  • Glamorable!: Check out this roundup with Anastasia's favorite nail polishes of 2013!
  • Beauty by Miss L: Reindeer manicure
  • In Her Makeup Bag: Stephanie swatches the gorgeous Essie Hors D'oeuvres nail polish from the Encrusted Treasures collection!
  • D.G.S.Beauty: Pregnant and you got a belly button piercing? Dinah reviews Belly Charm's maternity belly button rings
  • daydreaming beauty: daydreaming beauty shares a feminine and demure Rose Gold gel mani look this week.
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Gel moisturizers are my passion, and Hada Labo Tokyo's get cream moisturizer has won my heart <3 a="">
  • Lipgloss Break: Gloss48 and Lipgloss Break have teamed up to give away a set of LAQA & Co. Fat Lip Pencils - Enter to win!
  • Slashed Beauty: Has your makeup expired? Check out Miranda's list of makeup expiration dates and tips to keep your makeup fresh longer!
  • My Highest Self: Miranda swatches all 8 shades of Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Sticks, see what she thought!
  • BeautyTidbits: Looking for ways to winterize your skincare routine? Check out Harshleen's latest discovery to find a multitasking solution!


  • Zoya Color Your World Promotion

    Zoya has the best promotions...Get any 3 Zoya nail polishes FREE! All you have to do is pay shipping and handling. Use the code: COLOR2014 

    Promotion runs from January 7 - 13th. I highly recommend the Neutral line. My review will be posted soon!
    http://www.zoya.com/content/category/something_big_is_coming.html



    LAQA & Co Fat Lip Pencils Giveaway

    Happy New Year and Happy Monday! Most of you are probably back to work, or, if you're in a wintery state like me (Michigan), you may have a snow day. Either way, I'm excited to bring in the New Year with a fun giveaway!

    I've teamed up with Gloss48 to give away a set of 4 LAQA & Co. Fat Lip Pencils in Fairy Blood, Lambchop, Bossy Boots, and Wolfman. These fun lip pencils super stylish and come in fun packaging designed by emerging artists. 

    Visit this link to enter the giveaway. Earn multiple entries for each friend who enters using your link and for each Twitter post! The contest ends January 13, 2014 so starting sharing today!

    http://woobox.com/xvirzg/5lvwin

    A little bit about Gloss 48....you're going to want to bookmark this site.  "Gloss48 offers beauty junkies a daily dose of the best, must-have niche beauty products to discover, shop, and share. Uncover every gem." Check out their latest sales, shop around and check out Gloss TV. Oh, and don't forget to check out their blog - you may see someone you recognize today!


    Clean Eating Peanut Butter Cups Recipe

    clean eating peanut butter cups
    Happy New Year all! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! I sure did, as you can probably tell from my lack of posting, we've been very busy throughout the holiday! Lots of visiting with family and friends, and I loved every minute of it.

    I thought it would be fun to share one of my favorite clean eating desert recipes to kick off the new year. Clean Eating Peanut Butter Cups. They got rave reviews from the parties I brought them too this year. They are super yummy. Clean eating doesn't mean bland eating, it can be fun too! Below is a modified version of the recipe from HeandSheEatClean.com (love this blog...I get a lot of clean recipes from it!).

    Ingredients:
    3/4 cup all natural peanut butter (make sure the only ingredient is peanuts!)
    1 heaping tablespoon of natural honey
    20 oz of chocolate, 60% cacao, I used 2 bags of Giradelli chips
    Mini cupcake paper cups



    1 - Mix the peanut butter and honey together and set aside
    2 - Melt chocolate chips in the mircowave in 30 second intervals, stirring after each 30 seconds.
    3 - Once chocolate is completely melted, pour enough into each little cup to cover the bottom
    4 - Layer on a dab of the peanut butter mixture in each cup
    5 - Cover the peanut butter mixture with another layer of chocolate
    6 - Freeze cups for an hour and the voila! Clean eating peanut butter cups!

    This recipe makes about 50 small cups. I purchased a decorative holiday tray from my local grocery story and arranged them on this for the parties I went to. The tray was a nice leave behind as a hostess gift.

    What did you bring to holiday parties this year? Or if you hosted, what did the menu include? Please share!