Lipgloss Break

Nail Polish Colors to Wear to Work


When I’m traveling for work it’s hard to match a bold nail color to several different outfits, so I’m constantly looking for a pink or nude neutral colors to paint my nails before I hit the road. Here are my ‘Splurge’ and ‘Steal’ recommendations for a soft pink nail polish that will go with everything in your work wardrobe.

Splurge
If you can splurge on a gel manicure, do it. Then you won’t have to worry about your nails chipping while traveling. My favorite Shellac color is Romantique. If you go to a reputable salon, (make sure they are CND certified) a Shellac manicure can range from $30-$70 (depending on where you live).  Make sure to keep an eye out for flash deals sites as well (Groupon, Google Offers, Living Social), they often have salon deals you can put towards a gel manicure.

Steal
Essence Colour & Go nail polish.  The color Pink Smoothie is similar to CND Shellac in Romantique. Make sure to pack this with you for touch ups. Essence on the Go retails for $1.99 at Ulta stores.



Candie's Beauty Line at Kohl's

Candie's is launching their first beauty collection at Kohl's this week. I've always been a fan of Candie's clothing. Can't wait to check out their beauty products!

Line includes their signature scent, Candie's, Luscious and Candie's Coated scents. Also included are a line of lip glosses (yay!) and nail polish. Available at Kohl's and Kohls.com.




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Urban Decay Friends & Family Sale


Urban Decay Friends & Family sale is here! Stock up with 20% off! Perfect time to start stocking up on holiday gifts. This starts tonight (Monday) at midnight and ends Saturday the 13th. Discount valid on sale items as well. Use code FFHOLIDAY12 at checkout. Have fun!



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Under Armour #WhatsBeautiful



I had the amazing opportunity to check out Under Armour’s latest women’s line with several other beauty, health and fitness bloggers. We met at the Exhale Spa at the Gansavoort Hotel and got dressed into our new gear. In order to accurately test out our new UA gear, we all attended a Core Fusion Boot Camp class taught by one of Exhale’s instructors. It was intense. Nonstop weights and body weight moves with cardio, and an abs and glute-focused finish. We were all dripping sweat afterwards. 


Here's a rundown of the gear I got to test out:

UA StrappLux Tank
This tank is super supportive. It has a built in mesh bra with removable cups. The spaghetti straps are very comfortable and I love the crisscross straps in the back. It’s super lightweight and the Signature Moisture Transport System wicks sweat to keep you dry. This is a good tank for low to mid-impact support, for example, a studio type class or yoga. 

UA StudioLux Tight Capri
These are my new favorite workout pants. They are super flattering, breathable, and keep you feeling tucked in, in all the right places! The Signature StudioLux fabric is super soft and contains wick to keep you dry. The pair I was able to try contained a higher waistband so I didn’t have to worry about them sliding down, bunching or bulging. They also contain a small pocket on the side to hold money or a key. Mine are a solid black with a small UA logo, but I saw some on display that had colored waistbands. Those are definitely on my wish list.

UA Seamless Essential Sports Bra
On the red carpet in my new UA gear!
I like this bra for both workouts and for lounging. It’s seamless and super comfortable. I’m usually a 32B in bra size and the small fit me perfectly. This is the one I wore during our bootcamp class and I felt very secure.

Armour Bra
This bra is hardcore. It comes in actual bra sizes, so you get an exact, comfortable fit. UA worked with an authority on biomechanics of the female body on this bra, so you know it's legit! It has a sizable clasp in the back for extra support. 

Grippy socks
These are so soft! They are short so they don’t stick out from your shoe too much, and have little grippies on the bottom. The ArmourGrip sock technology prevented us from slipping on the floor during our boot camp class. They contain ArmourBlock, which helps prevent growth of odor-causing bacteria (key for gym socks!).
UA Spine RPM Running Shoe
LOVE these shoes. I got a pair in hot pink and I’m in love. They are really comfortable and super light. Here's the science behind them: UA took a dual density foam chassis and carved out the bulk to create an ultra-light, ultra-responsive shoe that mimics the human spine. That’s a bit over my head, but I can tell you, they feel great during training!

UA Shatter Tote
I love a good gym bag, but this may also become my new work travel bag as well. It’s large and has a ton of compartments. Compartments = organization! It has two short handles that fit over your shoulder or a longer one that you can adjust to carry across your body. Other awesome things about this bag…
-       Lined, heat-safe pocket stores styling tools without risking damage to your gear
-       Removable shoe bag stores your shoes to separate them from your gear. Guess I don’t need to use plastic grocery bags anymore!
-       Soft, lined internal iPod/cell phone/valuables pocket
-       Pull front pocket for extra organization
-       Exterior straps hold your fitness matt

All of us Glamours Bloggers after Boot Camp (excuse the sweat!)
In addition to this awesome new line, Under Armour has launched their 'What's Beautiful' (#whatsbeautiful) community and contest. The first step in entering is to state your goal. Then, there is a whole community of strong women who will encourage you along the way to meeting it. Under Armour will also be monitoring the boards and will be rewarding prizes along the way. It's very inspirational! Thanks for the great opportunity Under Armour!


Under Armour Women set out to redefine the female athlete by creating What's Beautiful, a program that encourages women to share their fitness journeys and receive motivation, free gear, and support from Under Armour along the way.


The Under Armour What'sBeautiful community is growing by the minute and the women in the challenge are seriously bringing it. Check them out! Set your own goal. Crush it. And the 10 women with the most epic journeys will win a trip to Florida to the Under Armour Women's Camp Sweat where you will train with the best.

*Photos courtesy of Glam.com

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



How I Wear My Michael Kors Watch


Michael Kors is releasing their  new Limited Edition Runway Watch for fall. The Paris themed watch is going to debut on October 15, and is the second in a series of destination inspried watches, following the New York version. 

This watch is BEAUTIFUL. The intricate design of the Eiffel Tower on the backside is amazing. Paris holds a special place in my heart since my husband proposed under the Eiffel Tower in Vegas. When we went to Paris after we were married, he reenacted his proposal under the real Eiffel Tower - J'adore Paris!


To celebrate the debut of this new watch, Michael Kors kicked off its #MKTimeless social campaign. Fans can post photos of their Michael Kors watches to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #MKTimeless for entries to win a watch of the own.

In case you are wondering, below is how I would rock my Michael Kors Paris Limited Edition Runway Watch. This watch is perfect for going from day to night. I would rock it with a blazer during the day, and then slip off my blazer to leave a black dress and ankle boots for night. 

Love your Michael Kors watch? Show them how you wear it! Share your photo on Instagram or Twitter with the tag #MKTimeless for a chance to win the Paris Limited Edition Runway watch.


Michael Kors is also rewarding the top 3 bloggers who drive the most social interaction a watch for keeps and a watch to giveaway to a lucky reader! So please tweet, share on FB and leave a comment below! 


Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Michael Kors.


Giveaway Break - Playboy VIP for Him & Her

 

Playboy Fragrances has released a new line, Playboy VIP for Him and Her. I LOVE trying out new his/her fragrances. I like when my hubby and I can wear matching scents (I know, cheesy!).


Playboy VIP for Her is full of floral and sparkling ingredients, with notes of a subtle musk and sandalwood. Something about it makes me think of sparkling champagne, which too me, screams 'VIP!' I normally don't like 'musk' scents but this one has a super fresh smell to it. 
 
Playboy VIP for Him has top notes of bergamot and accents of white chocolate and rich sandalwood. The sandalwood really stands out. This is a very sexy, manly scent.

Playboy VIP for Her retails at $17 and Playboy VIP for Him at $15.67. You can find Playboy VIP at drugstores nationwide. Or...you can try to win a set for you and your man!



***Giveaway***

Enter to Playboy VIP for both Him and Her!

Fill out the form below to win! For extra entries, you can sign up for mymailing 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 Sunday, November 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!





Anna Dello Russo for H&M

H&M is launching its Anna Dello Russo collection in stores this Thursday, October 4th! I love when stores partner with designers like this. Such a refreshing change to the normal. I'm especially excited for the zebra bracelet (priced at $34.95).





L'Occitane Shea Butter Giveaway

One of my favorite hand creams for my purse is L'Occitane's Shea Butter hand cream. My friend and co-worker Maureen bought me this a few years ago as a holiday gift, and I've been hooked ever since.

If you haven't tried it yet, here's your chance. Starting October 1st through October 14th, log onto Facebook and click to 'Like' the L'Occitane fan page to receive a free 10ML tube of the hand bag essential. If 500,000 fans are reached from October 1- October 14th, the Shea Butter Hand Cream will be upgraded to the 30ML size tube and you'll receive a 15% off your next purchase. Log on today!