Lipgloss Break

Makeup Break - Barbie Love Stila


I was such a Barbie girl growing up - now I can relive those days through Stila's partnership with Mattel and their new Barbie line - I can't wait until February!

There will be 4 different Barbie sets, featuring Barbie through the decades. The Ponytail Barbie set, celebrates the first Barbie, with red lipstick, eyeliner, eyeshadow, and cheek color. There's also a Malibu Barbie, Foxy Barbie, and Jewel Barbie set. These will be sold exclusively at Sephora stores. I would love to have all 4 sets, but I think Malibu will be on my list first, to help me get ready for my Spring/Summer look :)


Eyeshadow Break - Urban Decay Primer Potion


I received a generous sample size of this from Sephora, and a full size one is on my wish list for Valentine's Day. I have oily eyelids, and have always struggled with keeping my eyeshadow on for a full day at work. A little bit of this on each eyelid, each morning, keeps my shadow on throughout the day. It feels like a soft powder once it's on my eyelids. I use it even when I'm not wearing eyeshadow, to give my lids a nice, soft, neutral matte finish. It definitely is a magic potion.

Clinique 'Pick Your Pretty' Deal



What a great deal! With any purchase on Clinique.com, you can get a bonus bag for $25 ($84 value!).

You can choose between 2 bags, each contains:
- Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief, 1.7 oz
- 7 Day Scrub Cream Rinse-Off Formula, 1.7 oz
- High Impact Mascara in Black, .17 oz
- Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss, .17 oz
- Exclusive Colour Surge Eyeshadow Quad
- Blushing Blush Powder Blush with brush
- Clinique Hair Brush
-Canvas Tote

If you're a Clinique fan, hurry up, it's while supplies last!
To find this deal, follow the link; then click on 'Special Offers' (right side of header bar) and finally 'Pick Your Palette' (left side). No coupon code required.

Lipgloss Break Giveaway - Essie True Love



Essie has the perfect color for every occasion. I look forward to their new lines every season. True Love (pictured above) is one of their polishes that goes with anything and everything, during any season. It's a pastel pink with a hint of coral.

***Giveaway***
Leave a comment telling me about your favorite brand of nail polish and/or favorite color of nail polish and I will randomly choose two winners who will win a bottle of Essie's True Love nail polish! I will pick the winners at random on January 22, 2009...just in time for you to receive this lovely color by Valentine's Day.

Freebie Break: Mary Kay Signature Ultimate Mascara

Thanks for the heads up Bionic-Beauty.com! Visit Mary Kay to send away for your free Signature Ultimate Mascara. Hurry - it's while supplies last!



Shop Break - MAC Friends & Family Sale

This is the first ever sale I've seen for MAC - 25% off everything online (excluding Viva glam). Enter the code MACFF9 at checkout.

Stock up for the new year!

http://www.maccosmetics.com/whats_new/wnpromotions.tmpl


Entertainment Break - Wine Charms

One of the most exciting things about having house is entertaining. My husband and I just got married and bought a house, all in the same month. I had my first party at my house right before Christmas, for all of my girlfriends (I kicked my husband out of the house...girls only!). A few years ago we decided to stop exchanging gifts and instead, go out to dinner, a movie, and then out for a few drinks. This year, I opted to host the party. The theme: Wine Tasting Christmas Party. Everyone brought a bottle of wine and an h'orderve to pass. I decided that since I was hosting, I wanted to have favors for everyone. I went to the local Dollar Tree and picked up wine glasses for the girls. I wanted to dress them up and found the perfect thing...wine charms! Thanks to NotMartha.org, I was able to have fun making them myself, and save money too.

I'm not the craftiest person, so I was happy to see that these were super easy to make. I went to my local craft/bead shop, and purchased wire hoop earrings ($0.35 a piece) and small bright glass beads (about $5 for 15 beads). I put about 3 beads on each wire and used needle nose pliers to bend the end of the hoop so it closed.

I had all of the glasses, with the charms on them, set up on my kitchen's island when the girls arrived. They were so surprised when they saw them and excited to pick out their wine glass charm color!


Lipgloss Break Winner

The winner of the C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Shine was AK - Congrats!

Keep checking back for more giveaways!

Freebie Break: Free M Lab Preview Pack


I love a good freebie! Check out www.mlabonline.com and enter code BEAUTYMAVERICK in the lower right hand corner to receive your free M Lab preview pack. I haven't tried M Lab products yet, but I'm excited to!

No purchase necessary!

Spa Break - Bliss Spa on 49th


My husband surprised me with a weekend trip to New York City for my birthday. We had both never been to the city, so it was an adventure for both of us. We had nothing planned but shopping and eating. Well, except for my manicure appointment at Bliss Spa at 9am. I can never sleep in when I'm on vacation, so I decided to treat myself with a manicure from the award winning spa in the New York W Hotel, Bliss 49. I made it early so I would have pretty manicured nails for the majority of my trip (and so my hubby could sleep in while I got pampered).

The spa is so cool inside. White and baby blue, with a very airy feel to it. They offered me water, coffee or juice, and had an assortment of sweets and cheese out for all customers. It's a very chill atmosphere, which is perfect for a hour at the spa.

The nail technician who did did my manicure was nice, friendly and professional. She gave me advice and answered all of my questions (I tend to ask a lot, especially when I'm sitting in front of a professional). I have very dry skin, especially around my nails, and she suggested the Bliss High Intensity Hand Cream (with macadamia oil+grapeseed extract). It's wonderful. I bought a sample size for my purse, just to try, but now I want to invest in a large one. It's not greasy, and absorbs quickly. The smell is lemon-ish, very fresh and clean. Best part about buying this at the spa? It came in a fun, blue, Bliss bag tote!

I highly suggest this product if you have dry hands and/or cuticles. I use it religiously before going outside in the cold weather.