Lipgloss Break: October 2014

Beauty Blogger Coalition Weekly Roundup - October 20

  • TheFabZilla: Chucky may have pranked me. Check out the case of the missing brow liner from Charlotte Tilbury. Worst purchase yet?
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: With all of the gorgeous holiday color collections launching, have you put together your lust list? I have!
  • Painted Ladies: False lashes at your fingertips! Lash Closet is a first-of-its-kind false lash subscription service.
  • Beauty by Miss L: Check out Leelo´s Halloween themed little monsters nail art
  • Color Me So Crazy: In need of a little color now that the summer is gone?? Try Karora Self Tanning products!
  • Lipgloss Break: Review of Nubar Nail Lacquer 'Fall in Love Collection.' Great shades that are long lasting!
  • Grow It Girl: Tiki found the perfect fall vampy nail polish that's low odor. Check out what polish she is currently loving.
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison got another good ipsy bag this month & it arrived early!
  • beautyXposé: As the seasons change, so does your skin’s needs. Today, we’re bringing in an expert to talk to you about transitional skin care.
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Do you need ideas to take your work manicure to a WOW manicure? Jessica at Be Happy And Buy Polish has you covered!
  • I Know all the Words: Go full on Black Honey gorgeous this Fall with the Clinique Black Honey Beauty Set


  • Allure Best of Beauty 2014


    In my opinion, Allure magazine is the print leader for beauty news and information. I always love checking on their Best of Beauty list each year. You can visit the site and check out the 2014 top products by category. Lancome Lip Lover and Revlon ColorBurst are on my wish list to try! 

    What products on this year's list catch your eye?


    Beauty Blog Coalition Cash Giveaway!


    The fabulous ladies over at the Beauty Blog Coalition (including me!) have pulled together to bring you a Facebook Only Giveaway! Starting today, enter to win 1 out of 3 cash prizes. The only way to enter is to 'Like' our pages on Facebook. The contest ends November 1st so don't wait - enter today! 
    Prizes:
    1st Place: $155
    2nd Place: $100
    3rd Place: $55
    *Winner must take PayPal Only.

    The following blogs are participating...check them out!
    Participating bloggers:
    Aquaheart    www.aquaheart.net
    Beauty by Krystal    http://www.beautybykrystal.com
    Beyond Beauty Lounge    http://www.beyondbeautylounge.com
    Blushing Noir    http://blushingnoir.com
    Color Me So Crazy    http://colormesocrazy.blogspot.com
    Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom    http://www.confessionsofasarcasticmom.com/
    Cosmetically-Challenged    http://www.cosmetically-challenged.com
    Everyday Beauty Blog    http://everydaybeautyblog.com
    Geniabeme    http://www.geniabeme.com
    Glamorable!    www.glamorable.com
    Hairspray and Highheels    http://www.hairsprayandhighheels.net
    I Know all the Words    www.iknowallthewords.com
    Intrubeauty    http://www.intrubeauty.com
    Liesl Loves Pretty Things    http://liesllovesprettythings.blogspot.com/
    Lipgloss Break    http://www.lipglossbreak.com
    Makeup Life and Love    http://www.makeuplifelove.com
    Midnight Manicures    www.midnightmanicures.com
    MinaSlater.com  http://www.minaslater.com
    My Highest Self    http://myhighestselfblog.com/
    Nail Polish Anonymous    http://www.nailpolishanonymous.com
    Peek & Ponder    http://peekandponder.com
    Pointless Cafe    http://www.pointlesscafe.com
    Polarbelle    Http://www.polarbelle.com
    polish insomniac    www.polishinsomniac.net
    PolishGalore    http://www.polishgalore.com
    The Dalai Lama's Nails    www.thedalailamasnails.com
    The Lacquerologist    http://www.lacquerologist.com/
    The Mercurial Magpie    http://www.themercurialmagpie.com/
    The Plastic Diaries    http://www.theplasticdiaries.com/

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    NUBAR Nail Lacquer 'Fall in Love' Collection

    Now that I'm a mom, it's a lot harder to find time to paint my nails and allow them to dry properly, so when I get the chance, I want to find a polish that will last. I'm a huge fan of gel manicures, but they're not practical to have all the time. I recently tried out Nubar Nail Lacquer for the first time and was really happy with the wear time.

    Nubar Nail Lacquer is formaldehyde, toluene and DBP free. They pride themselves in being a 'healthy' nail polish, which is something I look for now since I have a newborn at home and my hands are constantly around him.

    Normally I only get 2 days wear out of regular nail polish, but I had a really good run with Nubar polish. Love American Style is a creamy red that goes well with every season, especially Fall. This lasted, chip free, about 5 days on my nails. After 5 days I had minor signs of wear, but the manicure still looked good. 
    nubar nail polish in Love American Style
    Nubar Love American Style
    Lush is a pretty blue that is perfect for fall and blue jean and jean jacket weather. This manicure also lasted about 5 days on me (credit to my BFF Tina for giving me this manicure). 
    nubar lush nail polish
    Nubar Lush
    Sweet Hue is a bright pop of color for your hands. It's a pinkish-coral with a slight gold shimmer. I really liked this shade. It took 3 coats to achieve complete coverage, but was worth it! This color will transition nicely into Spring and Summer.
    Nubar Sweet Hue
    Check out the full 'Fall in Love' collection on the ByNubar.com site. What's your go-to Fall nail color this season? Please share in the comments below! 

    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.


    Mommy & Baby Favorites

    Today my baby boy is 7 weeks old. Time flies! I've learned so much these past few weeks, and can't imagine my life before Maximus. 

    I remember the first time my hubby and I walked into Baby's R Us to register...we were so overwhelmed! We only stayed for 30 minutes. I came right home and jumped online to do my research on the best products to register for. Here is a list of my favorite baby items so far.

    Mommy & Baby Favorites

    1. TWELVElittle Diaper bag
    When out and about with your little one, you have to be prepared for diaper explosions, spit up, hunger and tears. I heard with your second child you worry less about this and can leave the house with just a diaper and a wipe, but I'm no where near this confident yet. My diaper bag is loaded down! I bought this TWELVElittle bag the week before my son was born. I did a ton of research and this one had everything I was looking for: 1) could pass as a regular purse, 2) lots of compartments, 3) came in black, to match most of my clothes and stroller, 4) separate pocket for bottles and 5) changing pad pull out. I really like the bag so far. It's unreal how much I can fit in it. I will be doing a 'What's in My Diaper Bag' post soon. You'll be amazed...

    2. Aden + Anais Swaddles
    These blankets are made of 100% cotton muslin. They are super soft, breathable blankets, especially nice for summer babies, like Max. They have all kinds of fun patterns, and also make burp clothes, crib sheets and changing pad covers to match. I opted for the blue and gray star prints.

    3. Boppy pillow
    This is not just for nursing moms. This pillow was with me from day one in the hospital. I'm so glad I brought it! Feeding a baby can get so tiring for your arms. The Boppy fits snug around your waist and will allow you to rest your arms/baby on it, for a comfortable feeding or cuddle session. 

    4. Newborn Rock'n Play
    The Rock'n Play is ultra portable, which is why I love it so much. You can easily bring it from room to room, and easily collapse it to pack in a car. 

    5. BOB Revolution Stroller
    This was my splurge item. I knew I was going to be a baby strolling machine, and wanted a really nice stroller to walk up town with. A jogging a stroller is not just for runners (which I am not). It's great for city strolling too. The BOB Revolution is extremely easy to push, maneuver and collapse, which was nice since I was recovering from a c-section, but still wanted to get out and go for walks. 

    6. May Designs Bump Diary
    I'm a list maker. Even though I work in the digital sales field, I still like to make a good old fashion list on paper. I came across May Designs while shopping for gifts, and ended up buying my self a few presents. I loved the idea of personalizing a Bump Diary to help keep me organized throughout my pregnancy. I'm still using this to help keep track of doctor questions, appointments, etc. May Designs allows you customize your cover with colors, patterns, and fonts. Since we didn't have a name picked out until the week before Max was born, my cover read 'Bambino Sherman.' 

    So, there you have it. A few of my favorite things so far. Here are a few other baby item round ups that may be helpful...enjoy!

    Persnickety Plates - Baby Must Haves
    The Small Things Blog - Favorite Mom & Baby products
    Mommy Mentionables - Top Baby Products for New Moms
    And here's a list items you can probably cross off of your wish list...

    Please share your baby must-haves in the comments below. What could you or baby not live without?



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