Lipgloss Break

Lancome Glamour Eyes Kit - Limited Edition

Michelle Phan has launched her limited-edition Lancome Glamour Eyes Kit. Has anyone checked this out yet? Michelle does a great job at explaining and demonstrating application in her video below. 


The kit includes a new Color Design 5 Pan Palette (Chic by Chelle), which was created a named by Michelle herself, as well as Michelle's other Lancome favorites: Artliner and Hypnose Drama Mascara. 


The Glamour Eyes Kit launched exclusively at Sephora and Sephora.com. Available while supplies last!

“I was inspired by my `Day to Night Makeup’ LancĂ´me video, where I used two 5 Pan Palettes,” says Michelle. “I figured I’d create one palette that was versatile enough for both day and night makeup.” The resulting palette, Chic by Chelle, features neutrals for a more casual look, along with purple, silver and black for instant glamour—all in the intense 5 Pan Palette formula.  “I'm so excited to use this kit to ring in the New Year!" adds Michelle.





CND Shellac Cleary Pink or Clearly Clear?

I Shellac'd my nails last night since I was leaving for Chicago today for work, and didn't want to worry about a chipped nail while traveling. I wanted to test a new color for you all, so I decided on Clearly Pink. I was a little disappointed. They should have named this color Clearly Clear. It is as clear as a top coat. I read on the CND site that it was made for those who can't wear color to work (ie interpreters, nurses). So I understand why they launched it with their second line, but be warned, its really clear.

I put one coat of Cleary Pink, and one coat of Romantique, to add color (along with base and to coat). Want to see more Shellac swatches? Check out my other Shellac posts!

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Giveaway Break - Present the Best You


***Giveaway***

Enter to win a makeup kit and business card holder from BeKnown & Monster.com! Be sure to sign up for BeKnown as an extra entry!

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 Thursday, February 9th. I will randomly select one winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!




Looking for a Job? Make Sure to BeKnown!


If you’re a new grad, looking for a new job, or currently out of a job, the beginning of the new year is the best time to dig in and start searching for openings. A lot of companies post brand new openings after the first of the year. This year could be the year you land your dream job!

I remember using Monster.com when I was looking for a job at out of college. It was great to be able to put in select criteria I was looking for have Monster.com do the searching for me. Joining in on the social trend, Monster.com recently launched BeKnown, a professional networking app for Facebook. BeKnown allows you to set up a professional profile directly on Facebook that is completely separate from your personal Facebook page.

One of the apps and newest features of BeKnown are College Pages, which provides a way for alumni to network professionally on Facebook and view job postings from their fellow graduates. Want to connect and network on the go? They also have an iPhone app.

So once you use BeKnown to land an interview, make sure you are prepared! Do your research on the job. My worst interview experience was when my interviewer asked if I knew the names of the founders of the company, and I didn’t. HUGE mistake!

Along with knowing the background and ‘ins & outs’ of a company, you should also pay special attention to your appearance and how you present yourself. Besides being confident and polite, you have to look and be professional. Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

-       Dress to impress:
o   Suits are always ‘in’ for interviews. Even if you are interviewing at a company that has a casual dress code, still dress up for the interview. Do not assume that wearing jeans to an interview is okay, even if the person interviewing you has them on.
-       Keep it neutral:
o   Now is not the time to experiment with new wild colors! Makeup is okay to wear, just don’t go over the top with bright colors. It can be distracting! Wear ‘daytime’ makeup, leaving the glitter and dark colors for night time.
o   Wear neutral color clothing. Anything with stripes and patters could be distracting as well.
-       Put your best hand forward:
o   Make sure your nails are trimmed and clean. Chipping nail polish can give off the impression that you don’t care about your appearance. You don’t have to have polish on, but if you do, keep the color neutral.
o   If you don’t want to wear polish, make sure fingernails are clean and filed.

Be confident and Good Luck!

Disclaimer: I was a participant in Monster.com's "Present the Best You" online contest. They also sponsored the following post/giveaway. 


Biggest Beauty Inventions of 2012


These new beauty products were worth waiting for -- see the 2012 breakthroughs now
12 Biggest Beauty Inventions of 2012
This is a TotalBeauty.com beauty products article
With the New Year comes resolutions to slim down, work harder, and eat better. But when we think ahead to what the new year will bring, we think about one thing: What will the biggest beauty breakthroughs be? See which beauty inventions will have everyone rushing to the beauty store in 2012.  


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Free Zoya Nail Polish

In 2012, Zoya wants everyone to add some new color to their world.

So from now through 1/9/2012 11:59 PM ET, Zoya is going to let you try any* 2 bottles of Zoya Nail Polish for FREE on ZOYA.COM.  All you pay is the standard shipping charges.

As a bonus, you can purchase an additional $25 or more of Zoya or Qtica products and get FREE Shipping Too!..Bonus!

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Beauty Giveaway Break - JWOWW Fragrance Set

New Year, new scent! Start the New Year off feeling 'fresh to death' with Jenni 'JWOWW' Farley's NEW Fragrance, JWOWW. The flirty perfume has fruity top notes of citrus and pear that are lightweight and sweet. The midrange scents of rose petals and geranium blossom give the scent a feminine fragrance. In her gift set, you get the fragrance plus a body shimmer lotion that will give you glow. I'm surprised it's not self tanner!

***Giveaway***

Enter to win a new JWOWW Fragrance Set (both fragrance and body lotion)!

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 Friday, February 3rd. I will randomly select one winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!



And the Winners Are...


The Body Shop Spiced Pumpkin - jrk
Holiday Beauty Bundle - elysesw


10 Makeup Looks Under 5 Minutes


Don't have time to dilly dally in front of your vanity every morning? Check out these timesaving looks
10 Makeup Looks You Can Do in Under 5 Minutes
This is a TotalBeauty.com makeup article
We know when you get busy, sporting the latest makeup trend becomes the last thing on your To-Do list. That's why we found pretty celebrity makeup looks that you can do in under 5 minutes. (We timed ourselves to make sure!) Plus, we boiled it down to the looks that'd be just right for your specific skin tone, so you can save even more time.