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Beauty Blogger Coalition - Weekly Roundup December 14

  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencils are truly amazing, and Native and Rush are truly gorgeous!
  • TheFabZilla: So what made it to my Best in Beauty this year? Check out my picks: 14 in 2014!
  • Painted Ladies: Need to take your makeup from day to night in a snap? Sheila shares a few easy tips that include Violet Voss Golden Fairy Glitter.
  • Color Me So Crazy: How To: Glitzy Glam Makeup Using Q-Tips
  • Lipgloss Break: Men need beauty products too! Enter to win Neutrogena Men's Shaving Products & a Panasonic Shaver!
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Do you need recommendations for holiday manicures? Jessica has a round up of BBC member recommendations!
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison gives her impressions of Marsala, the Pantone Color of 2015


  • 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


  • 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.


    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!
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    And the Winners Are...

    Thank you to my readers who have been entering contests. Here are the latest 3 winners:

    Mary Kay CC Cream and Lash Love Mascara - Corina from Reno, NV

    Year Supply of Neutrogena Sunscreen - Christine from St. Petersburg, FL

    Bosley Hair Mask - Sharon from Wausau, WI

    Didn't win? Keep entering! I have some fabulous giveaways going on now, which are all listed on the Giveaway page of my site.




    Beauty Blogger Coalition Weekly Roundup - July 20

  • Slashed Beauty: Miranda takes us through her updated hair routine, with tips on curly hair care!
  • TheFabZilla: Lipstick Files: Kathryne investigates Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy Orchid 505, Rouge d'Armani Sheers Plum 604, Rouge d'Armani Sheers Pink 503. Love or leave?
  • Endlessummer Blog: Adventuress - skin care that takes on the elements.
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: TATCHA Indigo Soothing Silk Hand Cream and Soothing Silk Body Butter are absolutely divine, and now are available in travel sizes.
  • Color Me So Crazy: Gems, Jewels and RED for #RedCoatTuesday. Join in!!
  • daydreaming beauty: Amber's new favorite palette is Tarte's Rainforest After Dark palette! Come see why!
  • beautyXposé: Made of top-of-the-line Remy hair, Irresistible Me hair extensions let you add length to your locks in a snap!
  • Geniabeme: You can now build your own Birchbox at their NYC store!
  • BeautyTidbits: Enter to Win the new Total Beauty All About Hair Collection worth $95!
  • Makeup Life and Love: Time to get your summer makeup bag in shape, with a bit of help from #WalgreensBeauty. Find out how Jamie kicks her look into high gear from daytime into nighttime...
  • I Know all the Words: Healthier nails couldn't be easier with Nail HQ Growth Treatment and Ridge Filler
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison created a fairy prince mani for her NOTD with just the right amount of bling
  • Lipgloss Break: Lipgloss Break Reviews and Swatches CND Shellac Pink Bikini & Lobster Roll.
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: If you're looking to spice up your manicure, try an OPI Sheer Tint like Jessica did this week.


  • Beauty Blogger Coalition Weekly Roundup - July 6

  • Slashed Beauty: Ever wonder what the difference between eyeshadow primer and base is? Miranda has the answer!
  • Endless Summer Blog: Elena shares her favorite perfume - luxurious, feminine and unique Jimmy Choo Eau De Toilette.
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: PurseN Tiara Jewelry Cases in Jet Setter, Vacationer & Weekender are perfect for traveling, but are great as stylish and organized at-home jewelry boxes too!
  • Beyond Beauty Lounge : Get soft, silky, smooth skin with Tatcha's Soothing Silk Body Butter
  • Geniabeme: See Geniabeme's beauty essentials from Walgreens!
  • Color Me So Crazy: #RedCoatTuesday with Episode 5 Predictions. Join in next week!!
  • TheFabZilla: Fancy.Fancier.Fanciest.Kathryne from TheFabZilla tells the difference with Burberry Beauty Summer Showers Orange Poppy Collection
  • Glamorable!: What happens when science meets skincare? Glamorable discovered two hidden gems that your skin will love.
  • Beauty by Miss L: Which products are in Leelo´s sunny summer days must-haves list.
  • I Know all the Words: LaCoupe Orgnx Coconut & Macadamia Oil Collection might just be the best smelling hair care range... like, ever.
  • Lipgloss Break: Take the pledge to protect your skin and win a year supply of Neutrogena Sunscreen!
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: If you need a holographic nail polish this summer, Be Happy And Buy Polish has two gorgeous indie polishes to show you!
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison tried a new brand of mineral pigment makeup, Fusion of Color, and was blown away by the color variety


  • Beach Casual Style

    I was in the Outer Banks last week so I had a chance to work on my beach casual look.  I only packed a pair of flip flops for my trip and didn't style my hair the whole weekend. The whole week consisted of beach waves and beach cover ups!
    Day Look
    My new Emilie M Aimee canvas bag is just the right size to fit all of my beach essentials and also transitions nicely for night. I got a ton of compliments on this bag all week long. For trips to the beach and pool, I packed my bag full with my Turkish-T Towel, Neutrogena SPF 55, my Nexus 7 tablet loaded with the new James Patterson book, Mistress, Lip Smacker Lip Balm with SPF, and sunglasses. Half the time I was there I rocked an Old Navy maternity two piece, and the other days I was bold and wore a regular bikini (embrace the bump!). 

    Night Look
    I took my sunscreen out of my Emilie M bag and replaced it with my wallet and MAC lip gloss. I have been loving Old Navy's maternity dresses for day and night. They are extremely comfortable. I paired my dress with a fun necklace, my new Michael Kors watch, and flip flops, and I was ready to go!


    Beauty Blogger Coalition Weekly Roundup - June 30

  • Slashed Beauty: It's getting HOT! Find out which budge-proof and budget-friendly eyeliners will last you all day in the summer sun.
  • Lola's Secret Beauty Blog: Looking for the perfect lightweight fast-absorbing beauty oil for the warmer months? Algenist Advanced Anti-Aging Repairing Oil is that and more!
  • TheFabZilla: Eyeliner love. Kathryne from TheFabZilla tells you why Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon is a must-have.
  • Be Happy And Buy Polish: Need inspiration for a summer manicure? Jessica has 5 simple nail art manicures for you to try!
  • My Highest Self: Stop by to see which Caress Fresh Collection body wash is Tina's favorite!
  • Lipgloss Break: Keep your skin protected this Summer and enter to win a set of Neutrogena sunscreens!
  • Glamorable!: Love wearing pastel colors on your nails? Then check out this post with swatches and review of Ricky's new Pastel Opal mini-collection.
  • Beauty by Miss L: Check out Leelo´s pink & purple summer makeup look
  • Makeup Life and Love: Face Oils? Not sure if a facial oil is for you? Keep reading as Jamie shows us for every skin type a facial oil to suit its needs...
  • Never Say Die Beauty: Allison's rockin' blue lashes, lips and nails with Milani's LE Bella Blue Collection
  • daydreaming beauty: Amber shares her summer must haves from L'Occitane, Belle Scents, Pur Minerals and Mally!
  • BeautyTidbits: Enter to Win a prize pack of NYC cosmetics and $50 Walmart gift card!



  • Protect Your Skin on SUNday with Neutrogena Sunscreen

    We have a lot of reasons to celebrate today! Yesterday was the first day of Summer, and today is International Sun-Day! Today is the Sunday closest to the summer solstice, making it a special SUNday to celebrate the nearest star in the Universe, the Sun!

    But before you go out and celebrate, make sure you are well protected from this star! I've been in extreme Outer Banks, North Carolina heat all week, and have been layering on Neutrogena sunscreen. I'm guilty of not wanting to wear high SPF sunscreen in the past because I was afraid I wouldn't get 'tan.' Well, that mind set has gone out the window now that I'm older (and I like to think wiser, too) and I worry about longer term skin damage and wrinkles. 

    I stocked up on SPF 50+ for this trip and pretty much forced it on everyone in my family. Especially when traveling south, the sun is so much stronger, and it never seems like you can enough sunscreen on. There is nothing worse than a sunburn on vacation! My family has been using the below sunscreens all weekend and we've all stayed sunburn free while playing in and out of the ocean and pool.


    Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid SPF 70
    Ultra Sheer Liquid SPF 70
    This goes on underneath your moisturizer and can be worn daily. I LOVE the way this soaks into my skin. I also have extremely sensitive skin, and this non-comedogenic lotion hasn't caused any breakouts or flare ups of my rosacea. I've been putting this on my face, neck and chest every morning when I wake up. You never know when you're going to eat outside or drink coffee on the balcony and the sun will reach your face. It has a sheer, not greasy, finish, and almost looks like it could be a skin corrector. Other benefits include: water resistant for up to 80 minutes, Helioplex technology, oil-free, and PABA free. 

    Neutrogena Ultra Dry-Touch SPF 55
    Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch SPF 55
    I loaded up with the Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch SPF 55 before I even stepped outside. Being pregnant has made me even more cautious about protecting my skin. This kept me burn free but also allowed me to still get a bit of color. This sunscreen is super lightweight and absorbs quickly. I also didn't have any problems with using it on my sensitive skin (it helps that it's non-comedogenic). It's also oil-free, PABA free, and uses the Helioplex technology like the Ultra Sheer Liquid. 


    Neutrogena Beach Defense SPF 50+
    Beach Defense Sunscreen Stick SPF 50+
    This stick is genius, especially when you don't want to get your hands sticky with sunscreen. It makes for easy, clean application. My niece and nephew also thought it was pretty 'funny' since it looks like deodorant, and made them a little less unhappy about sunscreen re-applications :) This stick didn't absorb as quickly as the Ultra Sheer, but I felt like it was better to use before going into the ocean because it was a bit thicker. The water just ran right over it on our skin, and kept us well protected. Like the Ultra Sheer line, it's oil and PABA free. To top it off, this one smells a little fruity :)

    Neutrogena sunscreens can be purchased online at Neutrogena.com or found at your local drugstores like CVS or Walgreens. 

    How do you plan on protecting your skin this Summer? Please share 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.