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Showing posts with label lipgloss. Show all posts

LipMonthly Review

I think it's pretty obvious that I'm obsessed with lipgloss, based solely off of the name of my site. I love trying new lip balms, glosses and lipsticks, and I'm always reading about the latest and greatest in lip products.  I recently learned about LipMonthly, which is a new monthly subscription service for lip products. How perfect does this sound?!?

For $10 a month, you'll get a curated box of lip balms, stains, lipsticks, and/or glosses. In my first box, I received the following:
- Stila lip liner in Fuchsia
- GlamNatural gloss in Poco Loco 
- Hard Candy Lip Tattoo lip gloss
- Lipology gloss 
- Ultraflesh mascara - this was a surprise!

The entire box was worth way more than $10! And each month there will be a surprise product, that may or may not be a lip product, that is included. LipMonthly will include a wide variety of brands, both popular and smaller niche brands, to bring the best assortment each month. 

If you're interested in trying it out, visit their site! They are currently running a promotion to get $5 off your first box! 


I LOVE monthly subscriptions because it allows you to try new brands that you may have never heard of before, and potentially fall in love with! Are you currently signed up for any other monthly subscription box? If so, which ones?






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.



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!

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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!


NARS Bold Lip Tutorial

Want to rock a bold lip this Fall? Check out this video tutorial by NARS head makeup artist, Cindy Rodriquez. All products used are inspired by Guy Bourdin's Holiday collection. Details on the collection coming soon!




Inglot AMC Lipgloss and Nail Polish review

I made my first Inglot purchase this past weekend. The husband and I got rained out from the pool in Fort Lauderdale, so we took a short trip to Aventura Mall. The Inglot store caught my eye and I had to stop in.

I learned from the sales rep that Inglot, a Polish cosmetics company, has been around for 25 years, but only in the US for the last 5 years. There are only 6 store fronts in the US, and lucky me, stumbled upon of them! In case your wondering (like I was), it’s pronounced ‘in-glot,’ just how it looks.

The products and store layout reminds me a lot of MAC Cosmetics. There’s definitely no shortage of bright, fierce colors. Inglot allows you to build your own palettes, which is really cool. I was immediately drawn to the lip glosses, and went ga-ga over the AMC glosses.
I tried a few on in store and decided on shade 542. This picture does not do this gloss justice. This gloss looks great by itself, but when layered over a lipstick, more of the pearlescent colors come out, changing when viewed from different directions. Layering it over a lipstick also helps it to stay on longer.
Near the cashier was a table full of marked down items and of course, I had to get this polish that caught my eye. I’m always looking for more neutral colors that will go with several different outfits and is work appropriate. This creamy beige matte is perfect for daily wear and will pretty much compliment any color outfit I wear. It’s suppose to be matte but I applied a glossy top coat to help it last longer.
So my first impression of Inglot is a good one. I have a new favorite gloss and a new every day nail color. I’m sold! Looking forward to trying out more of their glosses and building an eye color palette that can be used for both day and night looks!

Have you tried Inglot yet? If so, what are your favorite items?


Sponsored Post: Maybelline Color Whisper




I’m a lipgloss girl, hence the name of my site, but I do enjoy lipsticks with a hint of color and moisture. Maybelline Color Whisper is a unique gel lipstick that has both a hint of color and moisture to keep lips looking healthy. This formula doesn’t contain wax, so it doesn’t dry out lips like some lipsticks do. 
My lips felt super soft after I applied Color Whisper and I didn’t feel the need to put a balm on before application. I tried Color Whisper in Lust for Blush, which is a soft pink color. It’s described as ‘sheer’ on the site and the color swatch is super light, but I love the hue of color it shows up with on my lips. One coat on my lips is pretty light, but if I apply it a few times, it develops into a creamy pink with a hint of shine. This color is going to look great in the summer with a little bit of bronzer to make it pop more on my skin.  

I love keeping this type of lipstick on me at all times. It’s a great staple for a travel bag or purse. Since the colors are sheer and soft, the shades will go with pretty much any outfit you wear. You can also add a glitter gloss to dress it up for night or wear it alone for during the day.

If you're looking for a new lipstick or lipgloss to try, I would highly recommend checking the available colors out at your nearest drugstore. There are 20 shades in the line. Definitely one for every skin tone. My favorites are Lust for Blush, Pink Possibilities, Oh La Lilac, & Go Nude. You can check out all of the shades on Maybelline.com, but remember, they always look very different depending on skin tones.

Check out the Maybelline Color Whisper website to participate in the ‘Dare to Whisper’ sweepstakes. You can select any color and share your whisper for a chance to win all 20 shades. For example, if you select Lust for Blush, you have to fill in the following phrase ‘I blush every time…’ It’s fun, and don’t worry, Maybelline won’t share your secrets! You can also select the Coral Ambition shade and fill in the blank for a chance to win $5000! Don't wait to enter - there are two chances to win!


Maybelline New York’s Color Whisper™ by Color Sensational® empowers you to make a statement in soft, sexy sheer color. Because sometimes a whisper says more than a shout. Dare to whisper for a chance to win fab prizes: http://www.maybelline.com/colorwhisper.aspx

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


Collection Inspired by HBO's True Blood

HBO has announced the launch of Forsaken, a unique collection of beauty products inspired by its Emmy® and Golden Globe® winning hit series True Blood. The collection will launch exclusively on HSN on August 9th.

As a fan of True Blood, I'm really looking forward to this line launching!


Forsaken by True Blood
Forsaken Eau de Parfum 50 mL, 1.7 oz.
HSN Price: $59.50
Available on HSN/HSN.com on August 9, 2012

Forsaken by True Blood
Shimmering Body Veil With Poof
HSN Price: $31.00
Available on HSN/HSN.com on August 9, 2012

Forsaken by True Blood
Body Cream
HSN Price: $42.00
Available on HSN/HSN.com on August 9, 2012

Forsaken by True Blood
Fairy Dust and Human Nature Nail Polish
HSN Price: $25.00
Available on HSN/HSN.com on August 9, 2012

Forsaken by True Blood
Let It Bleed Nail Polish and Bite Me Lip Color
HSN Price: $28.00
Available on HSN/HSN.com on August 9, 2012

Forsaken by True Blood
Bad Blood, Strange Love and New Flesh Nail Polish
HSN Price: $25.00
Available on HSN/HSN.com on August 9, 2012

Forsaken by True Blood
Candle With Fang Lid
HSN Price: $58.00
Available on HSN/HSN.com on August 9, 2012

Forsaken by True Blood
Diffuser/Candle Set
HSN Price: $48.00
Available on HSN/HSN.com on August 9, 2012

Forsaken by True Blood
Diffuser
HSN Price: $48.00
Available on HSN/HSN.com on August 9, 2012


Giveaway Break - Anastasia Beverly Hills Hydrafull Gloss

When you hear the name 'Anastasia Beverly Hills' you may think of eyebrows, but she does it all! Along with her brow kits and shapers, her line also includes bronzers, shadows and my favorite, lip glosses!

Anastasia's Hydrafull Gloss is jam packed with shine. They are jammed pack with color and are super hydrating. I was a little surprised by the plastic paddle applicator but it helps the gloss to go on smooth. The fortifying formula includes jojoba oil, shea butter and Anastasia's exclusive Balkan Botanical Infusion.

They have a handful of colors ranging from 'Barely' there nudes, to pretty pinks and corals. The gloss on the right is Cameo, which is an iridescent sparkle with a hint of pink.










***Giveaway***

Enter to win Anastasia of Beverly Hills Hydrafull Gloss in Cameo! 


Fill out the form below to win! For extra entries, you can sign up for my 
mailing list, post a link to this giveaway on your blog, follow my blog, follow me and retweet on Twitter , follow me on Pinterest or become a fan on Facebook; just make sure to list the entries in your comment. Enter up to once a day!

This giveaway is open to US residents only. The contest will end on Wednesday, July 4th. I will randomly select one winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!



Think Spring with COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Gloss Balm

I really can't complain...it's February 14th (Valentine's Day!) and we just now got a few inches of snow in Michigan. It's around 20 degrees out and slippery, but it's pretty much the first time this winter we've had this much snow, so no sad faces here! I am just focusing on Spring, which is just around the corner :)

This Spring you can find me with my sunglasses on (just got lasik!), a dress, and lots of SPF for my face and body. For those who know me, I'll also have a lipgloss in hand, preferably with SPF.

Currently my lipgloss of choice is CoverGirl's new NatureLuxe Gloss Balm with SPF.  More of a balm than a gloss, it provides full color with a few swipes and is very moisturizing. I tried out Thistle, which is a pinkish purple and loved it. Definitely a Spring color that will go with everything.

Get the sheer color and shine of a gloss with the soft, lightweight feel of SPF 15 balm. Fortified with mango and shea butter, this feel-good formula leaves your lips feeling decadent and delicious.  I love balms like this, containing color, moisturizers and SPF, because they transfer nicely from daytime beach bag to nighttime clutch! All shades are available on Glam.com Amazon Store Site.

Check out the snow and the frozen lake in the background :) Can't wait to that is all green so I don't look out of place in a dress and sunglasses! 



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


Giveaway Break - Addiction NV Stay Connected Clutch



I'm all about being organized, and this clutch is the answer to my organizational prayers. How cute is this Addiction NV Stay Connected Clutch? It's a black, woven zip case, featuring a matte silver wrist chain, a built-in cell phone holder, a credit card and ID compartment, a mirror and all 3 brand new True Commitment Dual Lip Stain and Glosses. I love the pink bow detail on the silver wrist chain!


The True Commitment lip glosses come in the following colors:

  • Rendezvous - Matte red/pink shimmer gloss
  • Summer Lovin' - Matte orange/gold shimmer gloss
  • Spring Fling - Bronze shimmer/clear shimmer gloss

These glosses are long lasting - kiss proof, food proof and drink proof, tested by me. I got to try out Spring Fling which is a perfect color when you have a little sun kissed skin in the Summer. The bronze lip stain goes on shiny but finishes matte, personally, I like it with the gloss over top. The gloss looks great by itself too.  I put this on before work (around 7:30am) and it stayed on through lunch. Amazing!



***Giveaway***

Enter to win Addiction NV Stay Connected Clutch, including 3 True Commitment Dual Lip Stain & Glosses!

Fill out the form below to win! For extra entries, you can sign up for my mailing list, post a link to this giveaway on your blog, follow my blog, follow me and retweet on Twitter , follow me on Pinterest or become a fan on Facebook; just make sure to list the entries in your comment. Enter up to once a day!

This giveaway is open to US residents only. The contest will end on Monday, March 12th. I will randomly select a winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!







Set the Mood with NYX Cosmetics Mood Gloss


Mood lip gloss - genius! Brings back memories of mood rings from middle school! NYX Cosmetics has 4 shades:

· Original “Mood” Lip Gloss in Romantic Love, $4.50 – This moisturizing lip gloss goes on clear and turns into a dark pink hue.

· NEW “Mood” Lip Gloss in Affectionate, $4.50 – This strawberry-scented moisturizing lip gloss goes on clear with a hint of shimmer and transforms into a frosted light pink.

· NEW “Mood” Lip Gloss in Sensual, $4.50 – This moisturizing lip gloss goes on clear and transforms into a shiny deep mulberry hue.

· NEW The “Blue” Lip Gloss Smile Brightener, $4.50 – This moisturizing sheer lip gloss illuminates your smile through cool undertones in the gloss that complement the whites of your teeth, making your smile appear brighter.

Availability: All “Mood” Lip Glosses are available online at www.nyxcosmetics.com



Lip Savvy! Review


There's a first time for everything... a few weeks ago I was in an airport bathroom applying lip gloss and a lady came up to me and flipped over my lip gloss. I thought she was going to snatch it from me! I was using Lip Savvy!, a new gloss that offers high shine and offers painless plumping action to hydrate lips and target fine lines and wrinkles. She loved the fun packaging and the color, and I wasn't surprised, because so do I!

Lip Savvy! glosses come in 22 shades in two different textures. I tried out Sho Bunny in the shine gloss and loved it. It's a very pretty soft pink, with the perfect amount of glitter.

It retails for $18 on their site, www.BeLipSavvy.com.


Giveaway Break - De Vine Shimmers


Hi there...it's been awhile since I posted a giveaway, please forgive me! I'm returning with a good one!

Premier Health Concepts added a new product line, called De Vine Lip Shimmers. They launched in 2010, and contain the benefits of wine, mixed into beautifully tinted flavored Lip Shimmers.

Red wine grapes contain powerful antioxidants and wonderful anti-aging properties. Their 100% natural shimmer is made with Resteratrol, a powerful antioxidant that has wonderful anti-aging properties, Grape seed Oil, which serves as a natural moisturizer and red wine antioxidants that contain polyphenols which fight free radicals and help prevent cell damage.

I love these little shimmers! The Vanilla Spritzers are good, sheer moisturizers, and the Rose is a pretty frosted pink. I love these types of balms with tint because I think they are easier to apply without a mirror, and still get even color :)

De Vine Shimmers only come in 2-packs and are available at Walgreens and on DevineShimmers.com for $4.99 a pack.

**Giveaway***

Enter to win a THREE packs of De Vine Shimmers (the entire collection)!

Fill out the form below and 'Like' De Vine Shimmers on Facebook to win! For extra entries, you can sign up for my mailing list, post a link to this giveaway on your blog, follow my blog, follow me and retweet on Twitter , or become a fan on Facebook; just make sure to list the entries in your comment. Enter up to once a day!

This giveaway is open to US residents only. The contest will end on Monday , August 29th. I will randomly select one winners and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!




Total Beauty Post - Spring's Best New Lip Products

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Spring's Best New Lip Products

These balms, lipsticks and exfoliators do much more than add a little color to your face


Spring's Best New Lip Products

This is a TotalBeauty.com lip makeup article

Have you noticed that the birds are chirping again? You know what that means … spring is nearly here. That's why we're offering up a must-buy list of the season's best lip products that will exfoliate, soothe and add color for the warmer, cheery days ahead.

See new products



Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Cosmoholic Cosmetics Donates

This October, Cosmoholic Cosmetics is donating 10% of the proceeds of the sale of their Prudish Pink Liquid Lipstick to benefit the American Cancer Society for Breast Cancer Research.







Prudish Pink (SRP $20.00) is a gorgeous, natural rose pink shade that provides a naturally seductive pout. Its new formula is paraben free and it contains a lip repair kit containing Vitamin C, E and antioxidants. Cosmoholic Cosmetics doesn’t contain any fragrances, but includes vanilla flavors and macadamia nut oil for moisturizing, which give the liquid lipstick its delicious vanilla bean scent.

Lily Lolo Mineral Cosmetics


Great product - fun name! Lily Lolo mineral cosmetics natural lip glosses have everything I want in a gloss: color, moisturizing and long lasting. The glosses are packed with Vitamin E and Jojoba and the Bubblegum Pink shade tastes good enough to eat.

If you're looking to revamp your cosmetic collection, along with your wardrobe collection, for the fall, it's a must-have gloss for all you UK Lipgloss Break readers.


I always like reading about how companies started...here's the story behind Lily Lolo:

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. So when you consider how many UK brands have created their own mineral cosmetics since our launch in 2005, it’s no wonder we can’t stop blushing.

Lily Lolo Mineral Cosmetics is the brain child of Vikki Khan, who first fell in love with mineral makeup whilst travelling many moons ago. Vikki loved the coverage she could get from such a lightweight foundation, but hated the fact no one in the UK seemed to offer a range which ticked all the boxes. Vikki wanted cosmetics which didn’t feel heavy on her skin, were free from all harsh chemicals and most of all were affordable for every woman.

Sadly the search for the perfect brand was disappointing to say the least. So throwing caution to the wind, Vikki founded Lily Lolo and the rest as they say is history.

Today Lily Lolo is an award winning mineral cosmetics range found in selected beauty salons across the UK. It has achieved cult status by beautifully harmonising natural, chemical free ingredients with the ultimate in mineral based technology.

Every product is free from harsh chemicals, dyes and fillers and even has antibacterial properties to help improve the skin. Our foundations, powders and bronzers give women the flawless, airbrushed complexion they so badly crave. Whilst our vibrant eye shadows have the ultimate staying power and make the most of all your god given assets...



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Lip Color Soul Mate

Take this quiz to see which lip color is ideal for your unique skin tone


Lip Color Soul Mate

This is a TotalBeauty.com lip makeup article

We picked the brains of expert makeup artists to help you find your best lip color. Ever.

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Sephora Limited Edition NARS Lipgloss

Debuting exclusively at Sephora, NARS Cosmetics introduces five must-have lip glosses named after signature NARS Blushes. This limited-edition collection includes shades inspired by their eponymous blushes offering distinctively playful pouts in a variety of finishes. Worn alone or over any NARS lip product these lip glosses are the perfect accessory for any summer night. Mix and match your favorite shades, or place one in every handbag along with its corresponding blush!

Shades:

Albatross Luminous Glow

Angelika Cotton candy pink with gold and silver sparkle

Oasis Sparkling pink champagne

Super Orgasm Peachy pink with gold glitter

Luster Sheer Golden Apricot


Price: $24 each

Available: Now! Exclusively at Sephora and Sephora.com

Is it bad that I want all of these??? Comment below and let me know which one you would love ot have!

Estée Lauder Pure Color Gloss


Estée Lauder is launching NEW Pure Color Gloss - A collection of 34 seductive shades in 3 brilliant finishes and a custom collection by world-renowned makeup artist and Estée Lauder Creative Makeup Director Tom Pecheux. The collection features the new exclusive True Vision Technology, which wraps pigments in a crystal-like coating to provide intense, brilliant color and shine to lips.

The NEW Pure Color Gloss collection will be available at all Estée Lauder counters nationwide and www.esteelauder.com beginning mid-June 2010.


Lancôme L'Absolu Crème De Brillance

Lancome made my day with L'Absolu Creme De Brillance. It's a cross between a gloss and a balm, goes on smooth and is super hydrating. The secret ingredients are:
*Shine boosting oils and light diffusing pearls that provides a rich color
*Pro-Xylane boosts hydration within the skin
*Glycerin and hyaluronic acid hydrate lips by pulling water from the environment and help it stay put

I was fortunate to try this in Blush Classique. The color is super rich and makes my lips look fuller. The sponge applicator is my favorite, you don't have to worry about individual bristles separating and becoming messy.

Looking for your next gloss splurge? I would put this one in the hat.