Lipgloss Break: 2010
aboutbeautystylehealthtravelgiveawaysfacebookRSSgoogle plustwitterbloglovinpinterestemailinstagramhomeImage Map

Hand Cream Reviews
Best Hand Creams Ever

Ditch dry hands and icky cuticles with these winning creams

Best Hand Creams Ever

This is a skin care article

We spend hundreds on youth-enhancing face lotions -- but when's the last time your hands got some love? Yeah, that's what we thought. It's time to change that. Start by picking up one of these products.

See hand creams

Sally Hansen Flawless Hands Skin Brightening Crème, $8.69

"This is a delectable combination of buttery moisture and soothing vitamins that keep your hands feeling quenched and smooth."

L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream, $25

"I rubbed extra cream onto my cuticles, and it helped instantly improve the appearance of dryness around my nails."

Trillium Organics Organic Shea Butter, $9.99

"… it seemed to keep my hands moist longer after regular use."

Want to see more top-rated hand creams? Click here!

Warm up at Biggby Coffee

After a long morning of shopping, I went to Biggby Coffee yesterday with my best girl friend Tina and tried out the Cinnamon Chai Latte. It was amazing. Highly suggest it. Steamed milk, tea, cinnamon, and vanilla syrup. Delicious. Make sure to take a friend and print out this coupon :)

Nicole Richie's Wedding Hair & Makeup Look
Nicole Richie's Wedding Hair and Makeup Look

Richie didn't hesitate to show off her sexy side on her wedding day

Nicole Richie's Wedding Hair and Makeup Look

This is a wedding makeup article

Not everyone can say they had an elephant at their wedding, well, unless you're Nicole Richie and Joel Madden. But all large, gray animals aside, we loved her big day beauty look. Learn how to recreate it with our tips.

Get her look

Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful Collection - Jan 2011

The launch of the Pretty Powerful Palettes marks the first anniversary of Bobbi Brown’s iconic Pretty Powerful Campaign.
Inspired by her favorite look—a fresh and healthy one—Bobbi’s palettes are designed to be universally flattering.

“I’ve always loved a natural look but that doesn’t have to mean nude color, and it certainly doesn’t mean washed out color. The Pretty Powerful Palettes are filled with pink tones that range from soft to warm and even a shot of bright to create a healthy look because nothing is more beautiful to me than a healthy complexion,” says Bobbi.

Offered in two shade ranges designed with all complexions in mind, each palette contains four neutral eye shadows and complementary pink shades for lips and cheeks.

Quick Fixes for Dry, Winter Skin
Quick Fixes for Dry, Winter Skin

Fix chapped, dry lips and skin in a jiffy with these cold-weather beauty busters

Quick Fixes for Dry, Winter Skin

This is a skin care article

When the weather turns from sunny and mild to cold and blustery, our skin often turns too -- from supple and hydrated to cracked, flaky and ashy. Learn how to soothe it with these tips.

See advice

Happy Holidays

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday - here's to a Happy New Year!

Giveaway Break - Marc Jacobs Daisy

Marc Jacobs Daisy is a classic fragrance, and a favorite of mine. Check out the limited Daisy Marc Jacobs Daisy Pop Art Edition - a bright accessory for any bathroom vanity or dresser!

Marc Jacobs Daisy Pop Art Edition captures a perfect mix of moods - uptown luxury and a relaxed downtown vibe. The fragrance captivates a luscious natural freshness of wild strawberry and then blooms with velvety violet petals along with gardenia and jasmine.

Marc Jacobs Daisy Pop Art Edition retails at $88...or try to win it for free!


Enter to win Marc Jacobs Pop Art Edition!

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 , 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, January 23rd. I will randomly select one winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!

Beauty Sales

Deal of the Day on Hautelook - Lash in a Flash, $24.95, regularly $99.99!
Vincent Longo sale also going on at Hautelook.

Guide to Beautiful Hands
Your Guide to Beautiful Hands

Want smooth, supple hands that will make your guy never want to let go? Thought so

Your Guide to Beautiful Hands

This is a skin care article

It's actually easy to get smooth, beautiful hands at home -- we'll show you how.

Get tips

Beauty Stocking Stuffers & Sales

A few ideas for stocking stuffers to cover everyone on your list....
Do you have a fashionista on your list? Maybe she likes Ed Hardy? Ed Hardy launched a vintage hair accessory line that is super cute. I'm not a huge Ed Hardy fan to start with, but these clips are adorable, and I when I wear them to work, I get a ton of compliments! The vintage rose goes with casual and dressy looks, and aren't over the top Ed Hardy style. Find these adorable hair accessories at the following stores:


Fasham Beauty:

Beauty Choice:

Ulta Stores & Online:

Pronto Style:

Beauty Brands

Trade Secret & Beauty Express Stores: - Enter the code 'STOCKING' at checkout to get a free stocking stuffer with purchase :)

Softlips lip balms - A girl can never get enough lip balm. We need one by our bed, in our car, at our desk, and in every coat pocket! The Holiday sets are perfect for stocking stuffers, and currently ship for only 99 cents!

HauteLook Urban Decay sale - The products may not come in time for Christmas, but with all items at $2 A PIECE - someone may not mind waiting :) Urban Decay

John Frieda Hair Dare Sweepstakes
Contest Alert! Enter the John Frieda Hair Dare Sweepstakes

Enter for a chance to win the $500 Grand Prize package of the hottest hair tools of the season and must-have products from the John Frieda Hair Care Experts

Contest Alert! Enter the John Frieda Hair Dare Sweepstakes

This is a hair care article

Our holiday Hair Dare Sweepstakes will help you get the gorgeous hair you've always wanted -- just in time for the New Year.

Enter now

Shape Magazine - Beauty Products that Saved My Life

Shape Magazine's upcoming January issue features a segment called "The Beauty Product that Chagned my Life." The feature includes beauty products that changed the life of some of the most well-known and respected industry experts, from models and TV personalities to dermatologist and spa professionals. Here are some products that made the cut!

Victoria’s Secret Sunkissed Bronze Instant Self Tan Lotion ($12; “I grew up on the beach and love a bronzed look. To get that gorgeous glow safely, I smooth on this self-tanner once or twice a week. The lotion smells like coconut, not chemicals, so it reminds me of summer all year long.’’ —Adriana Lima, swimsuit model

Supersmile Professional Whitening System ($36; “Other whitening products have made my teeth too sensitive. But this one doesn’t—and it keeps my smile gorgeous.” —Kelly Ripa

Goody Spin Pins ($6; at drugstores) “I have thick hair, so twisting it into an updo usually requires lots of bobby pins and elastics to make sure it doesn’t unravel. I wasn’t expecting much when I received a box of these corkscrew-like fasteners in a swag bag, but now I’m a convert. Using only one or two, I can create a cool chignon in 30 seconds or less.” —Annie Tomlin, blogger for bellasugar.

Tarte emphasEyes aqua-gel eyeliner in navy ($18;
“One of my favorite tricks to make me look alert and awake is to line my lower lids in blue pencil. Not only is this liner the perfect shade of indigo, it doesn’t sting my sensitive eyes.’’ —Maria Maio, a celebrity makeup artist in NYC

Lipfusion Micro-Injected CollageN Lip Plump Color Shine ($38; “Because I have so much on my plate, I’m obsessed with multitasking products like this. It makes my lips look fuller and adds color and sheen.” —Kim Kardashian

Maybelline color sensational lipcolor in red revival ($7; at drugstores)
“Bright red lips were all over the runway this season, and this is my favorite shade. Every time I wear it, women stop me to ask what color I have on! ’’ —Charlotte Willer, a makeup artist in NYC

Beauty Sales & Free Samples

Sales - $20 off a $100 orders - Kevin Aucoin Beauty

Vaseline Intensive Rescue sample
Dove haircare sample
Hussana bodycare sample

Beauty Sample Sales

Need last minute gifts or stocking stuffers? Check out HauteLook Pixi Pop Beauty sales. The 3 color gloss pots are on sale for $3!!!

30 Different Holiday Hairstyles
30 Different Holiday Hairstyles

Stand out at every yuletide shindig you attend with these party-tastic hairdo options

30 Different Holiday Hairstyles

This is a hairstyles article

Total Beauty's Executive Editor, Kristen, inspires us with 30 hairstyles. To boot, she created them herself!

See hairstyles

China Glaze Holiday 2010

China Glaze Holiday Collection 2010
  • Naughty and Nice: Deeply rich wine crème.
  • Sugar Plums: Plum shimmer.
  • Mommy Kissing Santa: Deep cherry red shimmer.
  • Phat Santa: Red crème.
  • Ruby Deer: Bright red crème.
  • Mrs. Claus: Red glitter.
  • Party Hearty: Green, gold and red chunky glitter.
  • Mistletoe Kisses: Green glitter.
  • Jolly Holly: Forest green shimmer.
  • Peace on Earth: Olive green shimmer.
  • Little Drummer Boy: Navy blue shimmer.
  • Jingle Bells: Champagne shimmer.
  • Midnight Kiss: Gold shimmer.
  • Cheers to You: Silver shimmer.
  • Frosty: White frosty shimmer.
  • Snow: White crème.

Certain colors will also be available in the following gift sets:

  • Celebrate in Style Collection: Includes Little Drummer Boy, Peace on Earth, Mommy Kissing Santa, Jingle Bells and a holiday necklace.
  • Merry Mint Set: Includes Naughty and Nice, Mrs. Claus and a complimentary China Glaze Peppermint Oil.
  • Rejoice Set: Includes Mistletoe Kisses, Mrs. Claus and a special red holiday candle.
  • Cheers to You: Includes Midnight Kisses, Cheers to you and a China Glaze shot glass.
  • Dreamin’ of a Green Christmas: Includes Mistletoe Kisses, Midnight Kiss and Jolly Holly.
  • Oh, Ruby Deer: Includes Sugar Plums, Ruby Deer and a stuffed animal.
  • Peppermint Kisses with Holiday Wishes: Includes Mrs. Claus, Phat Santa, Snow and Frosty.

Giveaway Break - Pirri Elements

The Pirri Elements line was inspired by the beauty of the Mediterranean “crystal blue” Sea, pure air, rich soil and fiery volcanoes. Created by brothers, Luigi and Piero Pirri, each product consists of Bergamot, an essential oil that comes from a fruit native Calabria, Italy, the hometown of the Pirri brothers. The oil along with other essential and natural ingredients is used to nourish the hair and lock in moisture.
  • Daily Shampoo: Mediterraneo

o Contains essential ingredients to cleanse the hair while maintaining balance and moisture in all hair types. The product normalizes the hair, scalp and PH balance while keeping the hair looking healthy and shiny. Cost: $20/12oz.

  • Daily Conditioner: Earth’s Balance

o Restores moisture and smoothes the shaft of the hair while helping to combat humidity and static electricity. The product works to coat the hair and protect it from the damaging effect of heat styling. Cost: $22/12oz

  • Smooth & Relaxing Serum: Lava Glaze

o Relaxes the hair for a straight style or reduces frizz for a great natural air-dried look. The combination of Aloe Vera along with other essential products, work to eliminate dead ends and protects hair from the damaging effect of blow drying and UV rays. Cost: $24/8oz

  • Detangler & Leave-In Conditioner: Nature’s Breeze

o Smoothes tangles and mends dry ends while protecting the hair and reducing fly-aways. The product is a must-have before heat styling. Cost: $22/8oz

  • Styling Items: Pirri Elemental Tools

o In addition to formulating hair care solution, the Pirri brothers have developed a premiere collection of hair brushes and professional blow-dryers. Made of fine Italian elements including exotic woods and metals, each item is designed to safely add style and shine to every look. Cost: Professional Blow-dryers $150 / Hair Brushes from $22-$29


Enter to win products from the Pirri Elements line!

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 , 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 Saturday , December 125h. I will randomly select one winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!

New! Miss Nail Products

New brand, Miss Nail Products based out of LA. Check out their site and their new behind the scenes footage!

Holiday Eye Makeup Tricks
Holiday Eye Makeup Tricks

Check out these tips to look smokin' at every gathering this season

Holiday Eye Makeup Tricks

This is a eye makeup article

Makeup artist to the stars, Terri Apanasewicz, shows you how to create the best holiday eye makeup looks

Read tips

Nicole by OPI - Holiday Magic collection

Capture the enchanting spirit of the holiday season with Holiday Magic from Nicole by OPI! For Holiday 2010, Nicole by OPI presents a limited-edition collection of four celebratory shades, ranging from sparkling silver to deep red. Designed to complement winter wardrobes, these festive hues add a magical touch to any occasion.

The new Holiday Magic Nail Lacquers from Nicole by OPI include:

Bring on the Tinsel

A silver that sparkles even more than tinsel.

Spark My Mistletoe

A red so hot it might cause a real spark.

Stuck in the Chimney

You’ll never forget this red it will be stuck in your mind.

Kiss Me at Midnight

This dark red is perfect for night, the best time for a kiss.

LUSH's Fizz-tival of Lights

There’s no need to “deck the halls” when you can have way more fun with these LUSH bath bombs! This festive hatbox is filled with a special assortment of bath bombs that will keep you going all eight days of Hanukkah.

Reminiscent of the glowing menorah light, Cinders Bath Bomb is a soothing soaker for seasonal chills. Prepare yourself for intense Dreidel matches with Avobath Bath Bomb, which has a zingy lemongrass scent to keep you spinning all night long. Toss in our limited-edition peppermint Magic Bath Bomb for extra luck racking in those shekels. Finish the holiday off with a So White Bath Bomb, which has an uplifting apple scent to keep everyone’s spirits up even when the candles have burnt out.

Best of all, at only $19.95 this gift is “gelt”-free!

'Like' Zoya on FB to get Free Nail Polish!

Make sure to 'Like' Zoya's Facebook page.

If they get 20,000 'Like's before January 3rd, they will release 3 FREE BOTTLES of Zoya nail polish code on Facebook.

NARS Cosmetics Holiday Gift Sets

Check out NARS Holiday Gift Sets!A set of three mini Multiples perfect for eyes, cheeks and lips. Essential for a holiday glow, the cult-favorite and iconic Multiple is ideal for creating shimmering accents and dynamic highlights for all skin tones in a creamy formula that blends effortlessly.


Luxor Iridescent Pink

Malibu Pinkish Brown

Orgasm Peachy Pink With Shimmer

Price: $40

A quintet of medium-sized lip glosses to take you through winter from a rosy-glow workday to a sophisticated nighttime celebration. Bold enough to be worn alone but compact enough to be carried together.


Easy Lover Ultra Sheer Hot Pink

Babe Sheer Orange Red

Orgasm Sheer Warm Pink With Golden Shimmer
Turkish Delight Pink Sorbet

Misbehave Sheer Cherry Red With Gold Shimmer

Price: $50

A set of four miniature-sized, high-shine and shimmering polishes in a mix of modern shades for the true beauty maven.


Purple Rain Gothic Purple

Versailles Champagne Gold

Jungle Red Bright Red

Orgasm Peachy Pink With Shimmer

Price: $30

Giveaway Break - Conair Infiniti Cord-Keeper

I have one drawer in my bathroom that I keep my hair tools in, including a dryer, flat iron, curler, etc. Let me tell you, it's a tangled cord mess in there! The Conair Infiniti Cord-Keeper has a solution for this: the cord retracts right back into the handle for easy and organized storage!

The Infiniti Cord-Keeper uses ionic technology that reduces static electricity and leaves hair silkier, shinier, and more manageable.

More highlights:
  • InStyle Best Beauty Buys 2010
  • Tourmaline Ceramic technology fights frizz to leave hair lusciously smooth, and at a push of a button, the cord retracts right back into the handle!
  • Tourmaline Ceramic Ionic technology-ion output helps smooth the cuticle layer creating silky, shiny hair; infrared energy protects hair's natural luster
  • Maximum drying power to speed up stying
  • 1875 watts
  • Cool shot
  • 3 heat/2 speed settings
  • Removable filter


Enter to win a Conair Infiniti Cord-Keeper hair dryer!

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 , 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 , December 15th. I will randomly select one winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!

Spoil Yourself This Season!
12 Ways to Spoil Yourself This Season

Sure it's the season of giving, but it's not a total crime to be selfish every now and then, right?

12 Ways to Spoil Yourself This Season

This is a Beauty products article

Check out the luxurious items you should consider wrapping up for yourself with a "From Santa" tag.

See products

Cyber Monday Deals

Aveda - Free shipping and 5 free samples on orders over $25 or more. Expires Monday at midnight.

HauteLook - NYX cosmetic sale, huge palettes and very affordable prices, perfect for a cosmetic lover - 30% off everything! Use code: Cyber30 - Skull Candy headphones, Juicy Couture sale, and more! - Friends & Family 20% sale! Use code: FFSB20

Clarins - 6-piece gift set with any $60 order, use code: CYBERM - 20% off, use code 9487

Temptu - airbrush make up sale, 25% off

Nicole by OPI New Liquid Metals

Nicole by OPI ignites a mesmerizing look for the New Year with Liquid Metals. Featuring four new metallic Nail Lacquers ranging from shimmering sea foam to sophisticated champagne, Nicole by OPI’s Liquid Metals collection offers the season’s must-have accessory.

“Dress your nails with Liquid Metals to make a chic fashion statement with a high-shine finish,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Nicole by OPI’s Executive VP & Artistic Director. “Metallic shades are perfect to wear with all clothing colors, adding some easy edge to your wardrobe.”

The Liquid Metals collection from Nicole by OPI includes:

Miss Independent

A violet with a shine of its own.

The Next CEO

A highly motivated metallic gold.

Rich in Spirit

This metallic silvery blue-green is all you really need.

It Starts with Me

A metallic champagne that channels your inner shine.

Nicole by OPI Nail Lacquers and Nail Treatments contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde. Liquid Metals will be available January 2011 at ULTA, Walmart, Target, Sears, Harmon, HEB and Wegmans.

More Shopping Sales for Black Friday & Cyber Monday

  • Sweet Boutique jewelry and accessories- 40% off everything! Use the code: FRIDAY40
  • TINte Cosmetics - Black Friday, "Pink Friday" Savings. Receive 25% off your purchase. Savings start now until Friday Nov. 26 at midnight. Enter "PINK" at checkout!
  • Sign up at Shop it to Me for VIP access to sales: Sign up before Friday/Monday to receive a special edition of the Salemail newsletter. Search for special sales on your favorite brands, and get access to exclusive sales.

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving and shopping weekend!

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals

Find something for everyone on your shopping list, without leaving your home!

  • LORAC has a Cyber Monday Collection, containing 5 products including 2 shades of Baked Matte Satin Eye Shadow, On Screen Duo Highlighter/Cream Liner, a Lotsa Lip Gloss and Lotsa Lipstick all in a chic black makeup bag. $100 worth of products for $25! Available on Monday while supplies last.
  • Elizabeth Arden online sale - on Black Friday, up to 25% off makeup, skincare and fragrance with free shipping. Cyber Monday, 31-piece Black Tote with a purchase of $65 or more. Use coupon code CYBER65 at checkout to redeem.
  • Free Shipping from Softlips starting 11/26 through 12/10.
  • LUSH online, get free ground shipping with a purchase of $100, free 2-day shipping with a purchase of $120, and get free 2-day shipping and a free 1 oz. limited edition perfume with a purchase of $150 . Get a $10 LUSH e-gift card with any purchase over $100.
  • Perricone MD is offering $25 off $150 orders. Enter code 'mylittlesecret' at checkout.
  • Senna Cosmetics Cyber Monday Sale - 20% off every color, tool, treatment and kit and free shipping on any $50 or more order!
  • It Cosmetics Black Friday sale: Enter code 'FF30' at checkout for 30% off Friends and Family sale and Free shipping over $25!


Free Haul-iday Tote with $25 order at (Valid 11/26). While supplies last.

Free Shipping on all orders over $25 at (Valid 11/27 - 11/29). Use code SHIPNOW at checkout.

Free Shipping on Philosophy's Limited Edition Hope in a Jar chosen as one of Oprah's Favorite Things 2010. (Ends 12/14, use coupon code: HOLIDAYSHIP at checkout)


Cyber Monday, November 29th only at Benefit Cosmetics! Get 20% off top rated pics from Annie & Maggie. Enter FORDPICS at check out. Offer valid 11.29.10.

Get free US standard shipping on any Benefit Cosmetics order. Enter GLAMSHIP at checkout. Offer valid 11.24.10–11.29.10.