Lipgloss Break: August 2014

Beauty Blogger Coalition Weekly Roundup


  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Looking for an effective new skincare line that works wonders? Then TATCHA'S The Ritual Discovery Kit should be on your radar!
  • Slashed Beauty: Custom mixed, high quality hair color on a budget? It's true, and Miranda is showing us how it all works behind the scenes at eSalon.
  • TheFabZilla: Gold in skincare? TheFabZilla reviews Allegresse 24-Karat Skincare line + a Giveaway worth $389!
  • Color Me So Crazy: #RedCoatTuesday Ladies!! PLL fan?? Check these nails out!!
  • Beauty by Miss L: Check out Leelo´s simple eye-catching pink&yellow manicure.
  • Lipgloss Break: Enter to win the full line of products from Modere's Hair Care Collection!
  • Geniabeme: Check out an easy way to add some color to your everyday eye makeup!
  • Advice Sisters Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle: The sun's rays are out 365 days year. Alison of the Advice Sisters offers
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison swatches & reviews the 37 nail lacquers from the new Milani Color Statement
  • My Highest Self: A sunscreen with Kona Coffee bronzer?? Yes, please!
  • BeautyTidbits: Enter to Win a set of 3 Mally Beauty Pro-Tricks Dual Core Hydrating Lipsticks!
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Heading off to college? Know someone who is? Check out Jessica's post about having (and keeping) great nails at college!



  • Giveaway Break - Modere Hair Collection


    Yesterday I posted about Modere's Beauty Box, which you can sign up for, risk free! 

    Modere'sBeauty Box has 5 full-size products PLUS 4 travel size products.
    •       Try the travel sizes and full-size Dual Action Eye Gel for FREE
    •       If you don’t like them, return for FREE

    Modere's Beauty Box has a great introductory price of $79.99 for $129.99 of products
    •       ExfoliantDesigned to cleanse pores and restore your complexion ($12.99).
    •       Anti-Aging Serum - Formulated to help preserve and enhance your natural look ($39.99).
    •       Antioxidant Gel – Contain Vitamin C to help preserve the nutrients in this gel ($24.99).
    •       Antioxidant Hair Serum - I love this stuff – gives my hair a beautiful healthy shine and keeps it frizz free ($21.99).
    •       Dual Action Eye Gel - This gel has been my best friend in helping me to hide and soothe my puffy eyes and darks circles during my pregnancy ($29.99).

    KEEP the travel sizes and the Dual Action Eye Gel – $35.00 Value – FREE – as our thank you for trying Modere's Beauty Box.

    Today, Modere and I are giving you a chance to WIN another collection of great products – The Hair Care Collection – premium quality, affordable price, never tested on animals! $80 Value

    This collection includes the following:
    • Antioxidant Hair Serum - This is actually included in the Beauty Box, and I LOVE it. I use it after I'm done styling to help nourish my hair and tame frizz, but it can also be used before styling as well. It smooths hair with moluccana seed oil and improves color longevity. 
    • Repairing Hair Mask - Improves hydration and shine while nourishing severely damaged hair
    • Shampoo All Hair Types - Leaves hair feeling soft, natural and clean to increase manageability and sheen
    • Conditioner Dry/Color Treated Hair - Creamy formula enriched with panthenol for moisturizing repair that leaves hair feeling rejuvenated and looking silky and healthy

    Visit Modere.com to check out all their products – use promo code 881393 and get up to $25 OFF your first order!

    What are you waiting for? Enter below! 

     ***Giveaway***

    Enter to win a full Modere Hair Collection set! 
    There are 3 ways you can enter to win...

    For 1 entry - Check out my Modere Beauty Box review post and comment below to let me know which product sounds most interesting to you. Pick one or pick all of them, let me know what you think! This counts as 1 entry once you add it to the rafflecopter widget. 

    For 1 more entry - Share this Giveaway with your friends on Facebook! 

    For 10 entries (WOW) - Try a Modere Beauty Box for FREE - try risk free - keep $35 of product just for trying. All you have to do is enter your order # in the rafflecopter below, and it will count as 10 entries!  
      
    This giveaway is open to US residents only. The contest will end on Friday, September 12th. I will randomly select a winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break (if you don't contact me within 7 days I will pick a new winner, so keep checking back!). 

    If you can't see the Rafflecopter widget, please click here to enter. Good luck!
    a Rafflecopter giveaway


    Modere Beauty Box Review

    I love trying and discovering new products, and one great way to do this is to subscribe to a monthly beauty box subscription or sampler program. Modere just launched their new Beauty Box, which allows you to try their top beauty products for 7 days, risk-free.

    Each box comes with 5 full size items, and 4 sample sizes, for $79. If you don't like the products, you can send back the full sizes and you will not get charged. The sample sized products and eye gel are yours to keep. If you want to keep everything, your card will be charged, or, if you want just one or two items, you'll be charged the MSRP listed for that product plus S&H.

    A little bit of background on Modere....
    Modere believes that "the future of beauty starts with a natural you." Modere bases their products on naturally derived ingredients, to make them gentle and intuitive. They are all about enhancing unique and authentic beauty.

    Exfoliant
    The Modere Exfoliant is designed to cleanse pores and restore your complexion. The tiny hint of prickly pear exfoliates gently, while Jojoba wax beads massage your face, leaving behind moisture. There's no need to scrub this on your face and neck, a gentle massage will do. It's also not advised to use this every day. 2-3 times a week will work!

    The Modere Exfoliant retails for $12.99.

    Anti-Aging Serum
    The Modere Anti-Aging Serum is a quick absorbing serum that is formulated to help preserve and enhance your natural look. After cleansing or exfoliating, you should use a dime size amount of this on your face, massaging in upward, circular motions. I also like to add a little bit to the back of my hands. This is a fairly large tube (1.5 oz) so only using a dime size amount will definitely make this product last awhile.

    This product comes out as a light, milky white serum, and absorbs extremely quickly. The light scent is really pleasant, but I can't quite put my finger on what it smells like.

    The Modere Anti-Aging Serum comes in a 1.5 fl. oz tube and retails at $39.99.

    Antioxidant Gel
    Modere's Antioxidant Gel contains Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, which is a type of Vitamin C, to help preserves the nutrients in this gel until they are being applied to your skin. After cleansing you can apply a pea-sized amount to your face, neck and decolletage. If you're using the anti-aging serum as well, you can apply the gel after the serum. It's suggested to use this 2x a day, and follow up with a Modere Day Lotion or cream.

    I LOVE the way this gel feels when applied. It comes out of the tube in clear form, and once rubbed in it almost takes on a powdery finish feel. It absorbs really quickly, and doesn't have a smell to it.

    The Antioxidant Gel retails for $24.99.

    Antioxidant Hair Serum
    Modere's Antioxidant Hair Serum has me obsessed! I love this stuff. I've putting a pea-sized amount on my hair after styling, and it gives a beautiful, healthy shine, and keeps it frizz free in this humid weather we've been having in Michigan. You can also apply this to wet hair before styling. A little bit of this serum goes a long way.

    Key ingredients include...Kukui Seed, Argan Oil (love!) and Jojoba seed oil (love this too!).

    The Hair Serum retails for $21.99.

    Dual Action Eye Gel
    I've used this eye gel non stop since I received my box, and I'm loving it. I'm 37 weeks pregnant and haven't been sleeping well, so this gel has been my best friend in helping me to hide and soothe my puffy eyes and darks circles. I've been using this morning and night after washing my face, underneath my eye and over my eyes. A little amount goes a long way.

    This Eye Gel retails for $29.99, but is yours to keep even if you return the box!

    Stay tuned for a Modere sponsored giveaway - coming up soon on Lipgloss Break! In the meantime, check out the Modere Beauty Box for yourself and let me know what you think. If you're interested, sign up to receive the box for yourself. If you don't like it, you can send it back, you don't pay anything, and get to keep the samples and eye gel. It's risk free!

    This post was sponsored by Modere. 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.


    Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50 Review


    I'm all about sunscreen in the spring and summer, and I usually use a higher SPF on my face when in the sun. I'm currently loving Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50. It's a daily moisturizer that provides great protection from the sun, while helping to minimize aging. It's a medium-weight moisturizer, and so far hasn't caused me any breakouts or rosacea (I've used it about 10x). 

    Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery has no artificial fragrances, colors or parabens. Since it's a little bit thicker, I feel like I need to use a little more than my lighter moisturizer to get full coverage on my face. Plus, if I'm going to be in the sun, I like to make sure I'm evenly covered. This moisturizer blends in really well.

    Some of the additional benefits listed on the Dermalogica site include:
     - long lasting hydration
     - controls triggers that lead to aging skin

    This is the second Dermalogica product I have tried and have really enjoyed. Check out my review of Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster. Have you tried out Dermalogica products before? If so, which ones are your favorite? Please share in the comments below! 

    A tip from Dermalogica: always protect your skin with SPF on a daily basis to protect against skin-aging environmental assault. 

    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.




    LORAC VIP Sale

    Stock up on your LORAC favorites during their VIP Sale, going on now. Check out the sale items here. Some sets are up to 50% off! I'm totally eyeing up the Back to Bronze Collection (pic below). 


    Beauty Blogger Coalition Weekly Roundup - August 3

  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Rodial makes so many truly amazing products, and their Facials at Space NK are divine and luxurious! Find out why!
  • TheFabZilla: Once again, TheFabZilla dishes out her fondness for Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Crayon. Check out her review, swatch and FOTD feat. (Plum)age & (O)vert
  • Beauty by Miss L: Why is Lancome Hypnose Waterproof mascara perfect for summer?
  • beautyXposé: Control your hair with the Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Touch Control Digital Hair Dryer.
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison reviews & swatches new Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Shadows and they're a wow!
  • daydreaming beauty: Have you tried FingerPaints gel polish? Amber swatches Spring Fever & Cool Blue Harmony this week.
  • My Highest Self: Tina shares her thoughts on the H2O Plus Oasis line, check it out!
  • BeautyTidbits: Looking for a new summer foundation? Check out this new gem from It Cosmetics with an ultra-lightweight, breathable formula that won't make your skin cringe!