Lipgloss Break: May 2014

Nordstrom Event this Weekend

Need to freshen up your look this weekend? Stop by the below Nordstrom locations for their Beauty Trend Event this weekend. Join Nordstrom Beauty for 1-on-1 consults with their beauty experts and industry insiders. You will also have access to free deluxe samples and exclusive gifts with purchase (while supplies last). Best part, admission is free! To RSVP or make special accommodations, call or stop by your nearest Nordstrom beauty counter. 


Nordstrom Ala Moana
1519 Kapiolani Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96814

Nordstrom Alterwood
3000 184th St. SW
Lynnwood, WA 98037

Nordstrom Arden Fair
1689 Arden Way
Sacramento, CA 95815

Nordstrom Beachwood Place
26200 Cedar Road
Beachwood, OH 44122

Nordstrom Burlington
75 Middlesex Turnpike
Burlington, MA 01803

Nordstrom Northpark
8687 N. Central Expy #2000
Dallas, TX 75225

Nordstrom Patridge Creek
17310 Hall Rd.
Charter Township of Clinton, MI 48038

Nordstrom Pentagon City
1400 S Hayes St.
Arlington, VA 22202

Nordstrom South Coast
3333 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626



Giveaway Break - Mary Kay CC Cream & Lash Love Mascara

It's the first long weekend in Spring and everyone in Michigan has been checking the forecast religiously. It's suppose to be in the 70s and sunny. Perfect weather for Memorial Day weekend!


This weekend you should be armed with SPF products to help protect your skin. I usually go for a minimalist look on the weekends. I'm of the opinion that a good tinted moisturizer or foundation with SPF, and a waterproof black mascara are staples for a laid back, weekend look.
Mary Kay's CC Cream Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15 and Lash Love Waterproof are perfect for a lounging, weekend look. If you'll be in sun, you must put SPF on first! Layered over a higher SPF cream, the CC Cream has eight skin benefits in one cube! It's super light, and has a natural finish. The added sunscreen can't hurt, either.

Lash Love Mascara comes in both brown and black, and is great to wear in the heat or to the beach, lake or pool. No one likes raccoon eyes after swimming or sweating in the sunny weather!

If you need help summer proofing your beauty routine, enter to win both of these items!

 ***Giveaway***

Enter to win both the Mary Kay CC Cream (in your choice shade) and Lash Love Mascara! 

 
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, as well as your CC Cream shade. 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 Monday, June 23rd. I will randomly select a winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!



MAC Osbournes Collection



Sharon & Kelly Osbourne have teamed up with MAC to create a vibrant selection of statement hues for eyes, lips and face. The 2 part collection is in limited-edition packaging inspired by the duo's signature red & violet color palettes. Look how beautiful they are! 

Kelly Osbourne MAC Collection
Kelly Osbourne MAC Collection 
Sharon Osbourne's MAC collection
Sharon Osbourne's collection




2014 CEW Beauty Award Winners

Below are the Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) 2014 Beauty Award winners. If you're looking to try a new product, here's a great place to start!


A full list of winners can be found below and online at www.cew.org

The 2014 CEW Beauty Awards winners are:

BATH AND BODY
Bath and Body Mass
Vaseline® - Spray & Go Moisturizer Total Moisture

Bath and Body Prestige
Shiseido Cosmetics America - Future Solution LX Total Regenerating Body Cream

SKINCARE
Acne Treatment
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare™ - One Step Acne Eliminating Pads

Anti-Aging Mass
L'Oréal Paris - Revitalift Miracle Blur

Anti-Aging Prestige

Clé de Peau Beauté - Le Sérum

Cleanser & Scrub
Yes to Grapefruit - Brightening Facial Towelettes

Eye Treatment Mass
Vichy - Liftactiv Serum 10 Eyes & Lashes

Eye Treatment Prestige
GLAMGLOW Inc. - Brightmud Eye Treatment

Lip Treatment
Fresh - Sugar Cherry Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15

Moisturizer Mass
L'Oréal Paris - Age Perfect Glow Renewal Facial Oil

Moisturizer Prestige
Josie Maran Cosmetics - 100% Pure Argan Oil Light

HAIR
Hair Care Product
Kérastase - Initialiste Advanced Scalp and Hair Concentrate

Hair Coloring Product
Color Wow - Root Cover Up

Hair Styling Product
Living Proof - Perfect Hair Day (PHD) 5-in-1 Styling Treatment

MAKEUP
Eye Product Mass
L'Oréal Paris - Voluminous Butterfly Mascara

Eye Product Prestige
Dior - Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara

Face Product Mass
Sonia Kashuk for Target® - Chic Luminosity Bronzer/Blush Duo

Face Product Prestige
bareMinerals - Ready To Go Complexion Perfection Palette

Lip Product Mass

Sonia Kashuk for Target® - Shine Luxe Sheer Lip Colour

Lip Product Prestige
Clé de Peau Beauté - Extra Rich Lipstick

MEN’S GROOMING
Lab Series Skincare for Men - Pro LS All-in-one Face Treatment

NAIL PRODUCT
Dior - Nail Glow

SCENT
Men's Scent
Ralph Lauren Fragrances - Polo Red

Women's Scent Mass
Sonia Kashuk for Target® - Eau De Toilette in Pink Innocencia

Women's Scent Prestige
Coty Prestige - Honey Marc Jacobs

INDIE BEAUTY AWARD
GLAMGLOW Inc.

ECO BEAUTY AWARD
Aveda

BEST SELLER MASS
Maybelline New York – Volum’ Express The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara

BEST SELLER PRESTIGE
Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion +

ICONIC BEAUTY AWARD MASS
Maybelline New York - Great Lash Mascara

ICONIC BEAUTY AWARD PRESTIGE
YSL Beaute - Touche Éclat

MOST BUZZED ABOUT MASS
L'Oréal Paris - Voluminous Butterfly Mascara

MOST BUZZED ABOUT PRESTIGE
Estée Lauder - Modern Muse Eau de Parfum


QVC BEAUTY QUEST AWARD
Dr. Macrene Skin Results 37 Actives

SKINCARE TOOLS
TRIA Beauty, Inc. - Age-defying Laser

SUN PRODUCT
La Roche-Posay - Anthelios 60 Ultra-Light Sunscreen Fluid



Beauty Blogger Coalition Weekly Roundup

  • Slashed Beauty: Bright lipstick is a must-have for summer. Miranda shows us three shades she'll be sporting all season long from the Maybelline Colorsensational Vivids!
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: TATCHA Luminous Deep Hydrating Lifting Mask boasts astounding and transformational results in only 15 minutes! It's a miraculous treatment!
  • I Know all the Words: Make makeup removal a sinch with L'Oreal Sublime Soft Gentle Micellar and Gentle Makeup Remover for Eyes & Lips
  • TheFabZilla: Want gorgeous lips? Kathryne from TheFabZilla shows her puckers made vibrant by Jelly Bean and Quinn from Gorgeous Cosmetics
  • Glamorable!: Want to win a bottle of AQUA 41 fragrance for you and your significant other? Check out this giveaway!
  • beautyXposé: Bigger is always better, especially when it comes to your hairstyle. Kristin shows you how to get voluminous hair with Kérastase Mousse Bouffante after the jump.
  • Fluttering Lashes: Review of Origins Dr Andrew Wiel - the best serum for sensitive skin!
  • Beauty by Miss L: This week Leelo from Beauty by Miss L created eye-catching green & yellow eye makeup.
  • daydreaming beauty: Amber is crazy about the Milani Brilliant Shine lipgloss and has four to share this week on daydreaming beauty!
  • Makeup Life and Love: Tired of dull, uneven skin? Keep reading as Jamie finds the newest MUST HAVE product that will get skin even and glowing instantly.
  • D.G.S.Beauty: Add to your hairspray collection some amazing Nick Chavez Products. Check out my reviews here.
  • Geniabeme: Armour Beauty has amazing lip glosses! See Geniabeme's swatches!
  • My Highest Self: Miranda shows off new eye products for Summer from butter LONDON, find out her favorites!
  • Advice Sisters Beauty/Fashion/Lifestyle: Alison check our the Thymes Studio Collection's 6 scented Cologne Rollerballs
  • Citizens of Beauty: Smoky and Neon Blue Eyeshadow Tutorial
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison tries a new gluten-free mineral lipstick from Gabriel Cosmetics from Whole Foods makeup dept


  • Sprial Curls for Short Hair Tutorial

    Last week I was 'Signature Straight,' and this week I'm 'Spiral Curls,' for the #downfor30 John Frieda Frizz Ease challenge! Just because I have short hair, doesn't mean I can't rock the spiral curls and beachy wave look. Below I'll show you the steps I take to get this look.

    Here's a list of products I used: 
     - Wide tooth comb
     - John Frieda Frizz Ease Go Curlier
     - Blow dryer with defuser (defuser optional)
     - Hair clip
     - Curling iron

    1 - Comb through clean and towel tried hair with a wide tooth comb, adjusting part to where it usually falls.

    2 - Spritz John Frieda Frizz Ease from roots to ends. The bottle suggests starting with 10-12 sprays, more or less depending on your hair length and thickness. I always like to scrunch my hair after applying product for curls, to help the curls form. The above picture shows you the slight wave I have in my hair without blow drying and straightening.
    3 - Gently blow dry hair with defuser (I didn't have a defuser available, so I used my blow dryer on the lowest setting, and kept scrunching as I went along).

    4 - After hair is completely dry, go through small to medium sections (depending on how much help with curls your hair needs) and use the curling iron to add spirals. I used a small spiral iron, in which I have to use my hand to wrap the hair around (this takes practice to do without burning fingers!). The below pictures shows you how my hair looks just after drying without using a round brush (left side) and how it looks after using the curling iron in it (right side). 

    5 - I took small sections of my hair and positioned the iron behind the section of hair, and then wrapped the hair away from my face. 
    6 - After curling, you can comb through curls to loosen them up and make them look more natural.

    Voila! Spiral Curls for Short Hair is complete!


    Along with my Signature Straight tutorial last week, I posted about the Frizz Ease Never Pull Back Instagram challenge.  All you have to do is show off your fierce hairstyles on Instagram with the #downfor30 & #sweeps hashtag for the chance to win an EPIC NYC adventure. Each post with the #downfor30 & #sweeps hashtag (up to one a day) earns you a chance to win. If you’ve already submitted a picture, keep posting for more chances for win! And if you haven’t entered yet, what are you waiting for?

    The amazing prize package includes the following:
    ·      - Round trip airfare for two (2) to NYC
    ·      - Four (4) nights at the W Hotel Times Square
    ·      - Breathtaking helicopter tour of Lady Liberty, whose newly-liberated locks are featured in our video: A Girl's Got to Be Free
    ·      -  Ground transportation via private sedan
    ·      - Dinner at Stella 34 Trattoria with views of the Empire State Building
    ·      - Brunch cruise for two (2) around Manhattan
    ·      - Garment District Diva Trek for two (2)
    ·      - Makeover at the John Frieda Salon
    ·      - $750 cash to fund all your fun
    ·      - A year of Frizz Ease® products so you can keep putting your fiercest hair forward

    You can find more details about this contest, as well as down style inspirations, at www.neverpullback.com. I would love for a Lipgloss Break reader to win…good luck!

    Do you ever wear your hair curly? If so, please share what products and tools you use below in the comments! 
    Frizz-Ease believes that when you pull your hair back, you also pull yourself back. So we're challenging women everywhere to take on the world hair-first and wear their hair #downfor30 days straight with the help their favorite Frizz-Ease products. Join the movement at NeverPullBack.com.

    Disclosure: Compensation was provided by KAO via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of KAO.


    Belli Pregnancy Products Review

    When I found out I was pregnant, I immediately started doing research on beauty products and ingredients that are safe to use during pregnancy. I turned to my fellow beauty bloggers at the Beauty Blogger Coalition for advice, as well as baby sites such as Baby Center. 

    There are several lines out there that are safe to use during pregnancy, and some that are dedicated to mothers and moms-to-be. The first line I tested out as a newly pregnant woman is Belli, appropriately named to pamper us ladies with growing bellies :) I was fortunate to try Belli Skincare's Fresh Start Treatment Scrub, Stretchmark Minimizing Cream and Sheer Treatment Lip Balm. 



    This gentle exfoliate can be used on face or body, but I have just tested it out on my body. It's considered a micro scrub, which isn't very abrasive. You can't even see the exfoliate beads in the cream, they are so small. It features antioxidant-rich ginseng and green tea, as well as aromatherapy benefits of peppermint oil, which gently tingles when you massage it on, and leaves a light, refreshing smell after it's rinsed off.  Other benefits and features include:
     - Free of teratogens (ingredients linked to birth defects) and OB/GYN recommended
     - LactMed screened to avoid ingredients that may be harmful if passed through in a mother's breast milk. It's safe to use while breastfeeding.
     - Allergy tested. Free of parabens, BPA, phthalates and artificial dyes

    I've been using this 2-3 times a week on my belly, and about once a week on my legs. I use it on my legs to prep for shaving (remember, it's gentle!) and on my belly to prime my skin for the Stretchmark Minimizing Cream. A 6.5 oz tube retails for $24 at Buy Buy Baby or Ulta.

    Belli Stretchmark Minimizing Cream

    This cream is suppose to be used to treat existing stretch marks, but since I started to use this when I was newly pregnant, I've been using it on my belly to hopefully help prevent marks. This cream contains ingredients scientifically proven to visibly reduce the appearance of stretchmark depth and length. Key ingredients include ginseng (similar to the treatment scrub) to even out skin tone and avocado oil to soften and moisturize. 

    I've been using this every day after showering. The directions advise to apply twice daily for four weeks, and then use once daily until desired results are achieved. A 6.5 oz tube retails for $49. 


    Sheer Comfort Lip Balm
    If you follow my blog, you know I'm obsessed with lip balm. I keep one in every area of my life, in every purse, in every pocket. This balm is a hypoallergenic lanolin balm that relives dry lips. It contains the highest medial grade, ultra-purified lanolin oil, and nothing else. It goes on super smooth and is really shiny. I feel like it brings out the color in my lips along with glossiness. I love the slanted applicator and how long it lasts. Definitely one of the top balms I've ever tested out. 

    This balm has been highly tested to ensure safety of use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. A 0.3 oz tube retails for $12. 

    Overall I was extremely impressed with this line. It will also hold a special place in my heart since it was the first pregnancy line I tried out :) It's nice having the peace of mind knowing that the products I'm putting on my skin are safe for my baby. The Belli slogan is "Expect Beautiful Skin. Enjoy Peace of Mind, " which is so true. Just because I'm pregnant, doesn't mean my skincare routine has to suffer. If anything, I should be pampering myself more, which I will do with additional Belli products!

    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 Blogger Coalition Weekly Round Up - May 12


  • Slashed Beauty: Need an effective way to organize your makeup collection? Miranda shows us how we can use things we already have in our house!
  • Glamorable!: One of Europe's leading nail polish brands is now available in the US! Check out Anastasia's swatches and review of Alessandro products.
  • TheFabZilla: Prepare to be mesmerized with the most exquisite creation to grace makeuplandia: Guerlain Terracota Sun Celebration Bronzing Powder & Blush 30th Anniversary Edition
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Lipstick Queen Sinner 90 Percent Pigment in Pinky Nude is the perfect must-have nude that is infinitely wearable!
  • D.G.S.Beauty: Trind Cosmetics continues to amaze me with their nailpolish remover and nail treatment kit. Check out D.G.S.Beauty's reviews.
  • Beauty by Miss L: Simple yellow & purple dotted and striped manicure.
  • beautyXposé: Looking for a nail polish to brighten your mood? Snatch up L’Oreal’s Tangerine Crush.
  • Geniabeme: See Geniabeme's Radiant Orchid inspired look!
  • Lipgloss Break: Step by step instructions on how to get the 'Signature Straight' hair style with John Frieda Frizz Ease products.
  • Makeup Life and Love: Time to start feeling like a Diva with a new pampering find by Pure Natural Diva Botanicals. Keep reading and see what Jamie is currently loving by the brand...
  • My Highest Self: Tina had the chance to try Briogeo hair products and they were a real savior for damaged hair!
  • Advice Sisters Beauty/Fashion/Lifestyle: It's more Fashion than Beauty but the Advice Sisters Love
  • BeautyTidbits: Check out the review and swatches of Essence Cosmetics Spring 2014 collection!
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Looking to spice up your manicure? Jessica shows how to do so by just adding some studs and dots!
  • I Know all the Words: Celebrate mom memories with Nivea Creme and a giveaway!


  • Happy Mother's Day!

    To all of the Moms that read my blog....HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!! Enjoy the special day - thank you for all that you do :)


    'Signature Straight' Hair Style Tutorial with John Frieda Frizz Ease


    Finally - it's 80 degrees out! Well, technically not yet, but the forecast for metro Detroit today says 80 degrees, so I'm pretty excited. I'm a girl who loves the hot weather. I don't worry about humidity because I know I have the right hair products to ensure a good hair day no matter what the weather is!

    Not just for the humid weather, but year round, I turn to John Frieda's Frizz Ease products to tame fly-aways and keep my hair from frizzing. One essential product for me is John Frieda's Straight Fixation styling cream. I use this daily to get my 'signature straight' hair style. Here are the steps I take to get this look:

    Tools and products I use:
     - round brush 
     - clip(s)
     - comb
     - hair dryer 
     - flat iron
     - Straight Fixation styling cream
    1 - Comb through clean hair with wide tooth comb and part your hair where it usually falls or off to the side. 
    2 - Apply a dime size amount of Frizz Ease Straight Fixation to your hair and evenly distribute with a comb (use more or less depending on the thickness and length of hair)
    3 - Divide your hair into sections with your clip(s) (I usually start with one side and section into 3 parts at a time)
    4 - Use hair dryer and round brush to blow dry each section at a time. I use my brush to roll my hair straight out, away from my face, and then under, making sure the hair dryer stays pointed at the round brush and hair until the very end, so the ends are straight.
    5 - After all the sections are done, I like to take the front chunk of my hair, on both sides of my part (maybe still a little damp), and blow dry it forward, and then re-part it. My hair dresser gave me this trick. It helps to give lift and body to the front portion of my hair, so it doesn't lay flat against my forehead. 
    6 - When my hair is completely dry I go through the sections again (without clipping) with my flat iron. I don't use a very hot iron. I usually set my temperature to around 250-300 degrees. 
    7 - Voila! My 'signature straight' hair style. 


    Now that summer is creeping up, everyone should be armed with Frizz Ease products to help fight the humidity and frizz! Just because it’s summer it doesn’t mean you can’t wear your hair down and proud! Show off your fierce hairstyles on Instagram with the  #downfor30 hashtag for the chance to win an EPIC NYC adventure. Each post with the #downfor30 & #sweeps hashtag (up to one a day) earns you a chance to win.

    The amazing prize package includes the following:
    • Round trip airfare for two (2) to NYC
    • Four (4) nights at the W Hotel Times Square
    • Breathtaking helicopter tour of Lady Liberty, whose newly-liberated locks are featured in our video: A Girl's Got to Be Free
    • Ground transportation via private sedan
    • Dinner at Stella 34 Trattoria with views of the Empire State Building
    • Brunch cruise for two (2) around Manhattan
    • Garment District Diva Trek for two (2)
    • Makeover at the John Frieda Salon
    • $750 cash to fund all your fun
    • A year of Frizz Ease® products so you can keep putting your fiercest hair forward


    You can find more details about this contest, as well as down style inspirations, at www.neverpullback.com. Good luck!


    Frizz-Ease believes that when you pull your hair back, you also pull yourself back. So we're challenging women everywhere to take on the world hair-first and wear their hair #downfor30 days straight with the help their favorite Frizz-Ease products. Join the movement at NeverPullBack.com.

    Disclosure: Compensation was provided by KAO via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of KAO.